MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES
Fri, 1 February 2019:News from Kadigachha and Rice Collection
(30-31 January 2019 | 31 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
After a brief visit to the temples in Sri Nrisingha Palli and Kadigachha, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj commences the annual rice collection at the rice mills in West Bengal for the upcoming festivals.
Sat, 2 February 2019:Rice Collection
(1 February 2019 | 14 photographs, 1 Mb)
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the annual rice collection for the upcoming festivals in Sri Ekachakra Dham and Sri Nabadwip Dham.
Sun, 3 February 2019:Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Clasping for Shelter
"It is said that Nityananda Prabhu is actually very hidden (esoteric)—it is very difficult to find Him. Unless one is a very fortunate soul, one can never find Him."
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Mon, 4 February 2019:Rice Collection
(3 February 2019 | 12 photographs, 0.7 Mb)
More photographs from the rice collection: His Divine Grace spends all Sunday travelling mill to mill collecting rice the upcoming festivals and preaching.
Tue, 5 February 2019:Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: You Be an Instrument
"Gurudev and the Lord are the drivers and we are only Their instruments. If you serve Vaishnavs, then the Lord Himself will come to serve you—the Lord Himself will come and do the service through you. It is necessary to have such faith, to always think about this."
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Wed, 6 February 2019:Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Hidden Practice and Broad Preaching
"We pray to you—wherever you go, wherever you stay, only chant Krishna's Name, chant 'Nitai Gaura Hari bol' to yourself. You do not need to show anything to others. If people criticise you, it will be your offence. You must keep your spiritual practice to yourself."
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Thu, 7 February 2019:Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Love to Death
"When the ego of servitors increases, the Lord can get annoyed. It happened to Uddhav Maharaj also—he thought, 'I always stay with Krishna, I am a big devotee!' but the Lord showed him that the gopis were the greatest devotees. But what are nowadays' wives like?"
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"Kartika": Photography Exhibition
Fri, 8 February 2019:Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Ditching the World
"We have come here by a great fortune. Not everybody can come here. We must take the dust of this place, we must take prasad at this place. Do you see our condition? We must cry, 'When will material attachment be removed from my heart? When will that happen?'"
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Sat, 9 February 2019:Masterminding the Escape
"If you take a tip of a hair and divide it ten thousand times, this is the size of the soul—but we are so proud, we think we are so great. It is all useless. Only if you get the mercy of sadhus and Guru, can Maya be defeated. Otherwise not. Maya always surrounds us."
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Sun, 10 February 2019: (Sri Vasanta Panchami)Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Look for Purity
"You have two cups with milk. Both look the same, but if you drink one you will get nourishment and if you drink the other one that has snake poison in it you will die. If you hear the Holy Name, you will get benefit, but if you hear Nama-aparadh, you will die."
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In Honour of Sri Vasanta Panchami:• Sri Vishnupriya Devi:
Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi:
- Mahaprabhu's Teachings to Srila Raghunath Das Goswami• Srila Raghunandan Thakur: • Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur:
- Breaking Free
- Internal Transformation
- Running From Pratistha
Mon, 11 February 2019:
"হে প্রভু আমাকে পালন কর !" (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের শরণাগতির সম্বন্ধে হরি-কথামৃত)Download the audio (3.6 Mb, 11 min | 22 October 2018 | Bengali)
"আমি শরণাগত হলাম, এখন আমার কী কাজ ? আমি কিছু সৃষ্টি করব না, তুমি আমাকে তোমার দাস্য রূপে নিযুক্ত কর । কৃষ্ণ আমাদের রক্ষক করেন সব সময়, এটা মনে রাখতে হবে । তোমাকে ছাড়া আমি কাউকেই জানি না ।"
Tue, 12 February 2019: (Appearance of Sri Advaita Prabhu)Potato Collection in Tarakeshwar
(9-11 February 2019 | 67 photographs, 4.9 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the extensive collection for Sri Gaura Purnima festival: this time, Sri Gurupadpadma travels throughout Tarakeshwar area collecting potato from devotees and farmers, as well as preaching extensively and extending heart-felt invitations to Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama: "Radha Krishna bolo, sange chala, ei matra bhiksa chai—I am begging you for one thing only: come with us and chant 'Radha Krishna'!"
Wed, 13 February 2019:Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Sakti
"The Lord has tried to save the souls bounded by maya in so many ways in this Kali-yuga. He was the only child of Hadai Pandit and Padmavati Devi and He left them when He was twelve. Later, He was introduced to Jahnava Devi."
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Thu, 14 February 2019:Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Nityananda Prabhu's Special Gift
"Nityananda Prabhu is 'akrodha-paramananda Nityananda Ray' but that time He got angry—why? For our benefit. Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur wrote Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat, but everyone says that the name is wrong—this book should have been named Sri Nityananda-bhagavat..."
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Nitai amara dayara avadhi |
নিতাই আমার দয়ার অবধি
Fri, 15 February 2019: (Beginning the Festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham)Remembering Our Fortune
"We have come here by the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. Without their mercy we cannot be present here. Out of His mercy, Nityananda Prabhu has given us some small place at his birthplace where we can stay."
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Arriving in Sri
Sat, 16 February 2019: (Sri Varaha Dvadasi. Fast on Sri Trisprsa Mahadvadashi)Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj (about the appearance day of Sri Varahadev): "Varahadev is the master of Koladwip. Make a very nice sweet rice offering for Varahadev, with best rice, nuts, raisins, good milk, etc."
Auspicious Morning in
Sri Ekachakra Dham
From Sri Ekachakra
Sri Ekadasi Guidance
(Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"Observing Ekadasi" (by
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Sun, 17 February 2019: (Appearance Day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu)Place of Pivotal Pastimes
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj was empowered to protect and distribute Sri Rupa-Raghunath line. He came here in Sri Ekachakra Dham before starting to take disciples, and every year he would send some small donation for the service of Nityananda Prabhu."
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Evening Programme in
Sri Ekachakra Dham
Today's programme: In the morning, Lord Varahadev is offered a special offering, after that devotees break fast and at noon make a special offering for Sriman Nityananda Prabhu. His Divine Grace said, "Nityananda Prabhu would not want anyone to fast on this day."
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "'O Lord, I always make offences, consciously and unconsciously. Please forgive my offences.' We must always think about this on this day."
Mon, 18 February 2019:Evening Programme in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(18 February 2019 | 31 photographs, 3.2 Mb)
Photographs taken during the evening arati of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu and the class of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj during which His Divine Grace gives final guidance on proper practice of Krishna consciousness for the devotees to keep it in their hearts while serving at their homes.
Concluding the Festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham
Nityananda Prabhu's Festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham
Tue, 19 February 2019: (Srila Narottam Das Thakur's disappearance day)Capture Nityananda Prabhu's Heart
"We must remember this Nityananda Prabhu's appearance festival every day—not only every day, but at every every moment. We can only try to serve Nityananda Prabhu's devotees, Nityananda Prabhu's servitor. That is our only hope. We must understand that this is the only way how we can please Nityananda Prabhu."
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In honour of Srila Narottam Das Thakur's Appearance Day:
Thakur: Our Guru, Our Protector, Our Shelter
Srila Narottam Das
Thakur: Bona Fide Benefactor
In Praise of Srila Narottam Das Thakur [From Affectionate Guidance]
Wed, 20 February 2019:Sri Vaishnava Calendar for 2019-2020
The calendar of auspicious days, festivals and fasting celebrated and observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for the following year (Sri Gaurabda 534, or 2019-2020) is now available online.
Hope of the
Sri Ekachakra Dham
Thu, 21 February 2019:Preaching Programme in Begampur
(20 February 2019 | 29 photographs, 1.3 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues his tireless non-stop preaching and sets off on a week-long preaching tour around West Bengal, "Preaching is our life, when devotees call and invite me to preach, I cannot refuse, I have to go."
Fri, 22 February 2019:Purifying Shelter
"We are here now by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, and we always pray to Him, "I am a fallen soul, I have no quality and qualification, I am always making offence. Please forgive my offence, please take my service. Please give me shelter at Your lotus feet."
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Preaching Programmes in
Sat, 23 February 2019:Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(22 February 2019 | 47 photographs, 3.7 Mb)
Third day of the Hooghly preaching passes in an incessant flow of Hari-katha: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends several preaching programmes, gives initiations and bestows his supremely purifying association onto the fortunate souls.
Sun, 24 February 2019: (Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prahupad)Srila Prabhupad: Universal Benefactor
"This is how Prabhupad started preaching the proper conception in this world, and it is owing to him that we are here now, that we can preach now. That is why we must glorify Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur."
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Srila Saraswati Thakur's
Appearance Day: Kolkata
Preaching Programmes in
In honour of Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad:
"Today is a special day, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's appearance day. If he had not come, where would we get Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Gurudev? If we do not get mercy from Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, without Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, we cannot think about Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj."
— Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj
Biography of Bhagavan Sri
Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad
"I am very happy that we celebrate the days of Srila Saraswati Thakur, Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur together and I am very grateful that you have given me, a lowly person, an asan on this stage... What teachings did Srila Saraswati Thakur give to the world?"
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Embodiment of Mercy
"We do not want to stay in the temple because there are so many rules and regulations—everything has to be maintained at a certain time, and if you live alone, nobody will tell you anything, but you will be losing your devotional activities. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that nirjan bhajan is self-deception."
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Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur (Bengali
Sri Guru Parampara |
Jayare jayare jaya paramahamsa |
জয়রে জয়রে জয় পরমহংস
Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
Mon, 25 February 2019: (Appearance of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj)Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(24 February 2019 | 64 photographs, 3.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the extensive preaching programme in Hooghly district (to the north of Kolkata). Sharing photographs from the fifth day.
In honour of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj:
divyam dirgha-bhujaravinda-nayanam sarasvatam sundaram
"I offer my obeisance unto the beautiful follower of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj. He has a radiant form, long arms, and lotus eyes. He crushes the pride of the wicked and squashes the cruel oppression of the heretics and demons. He is like a thunderbolt on the mountain of hypocrisy. He is the sole friend of the intelligentsia and a shining sun above the lotus of the aristocracy."
(Composed by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Srila Prabhupad's Preaching
The Root of Our
Ei-bara karuna kara |
এইবার করুণা কর
কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
(ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
Tue, 26 February 2019:Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(25 February 2019 | 55 photographs, 3.8 Mb)
Sixth day of the preaching tour: the programmes continue smooth despite thunderstorms at night. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj tirelessly attend multiple programmes each day nourishing devotees and preaching the pure teachings of Sriman Mahaprabhu, going house to house, heart to heart.
Wed, 27 February 2019:Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(26 February 2019 | 50 photographs, 2.2 Mb)
Seventh day of the preaching tour: His Divine Grace attends more programmes, morning, afternoon, and evening, and spends all his time in the loving association of the fortunate devotees, nourishing and inspiring them in their practice of Krishna consciousness.
Thu, 28 February 2019:First Memories of Sri Ekachakra Dham
"I had heard Ekachakra's name before and wanted to come here many times, but when I told about it to Gurudev, he said, 'What will you go there for?' Later, in 2004, Gurudev finally allowed it—he said, 'You can go with devotees and do some parikrama there.'"
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