MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

DECEMBER 2020

 

 

Tue, 1 December 2020
Sober Householder Life
"Even if you live as a householder, you can still try to preach. It is possible. I am telling to everyone—the minimum requirement for all householders is that you must give 50% of your labour to your family and minimum 50% to your Gurudev. You must spend minimum 50% of your time on service and spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 29 November 2020)

Sri Nrisingha Palli: Construction Progress
(30 November 2020 | 25 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj spends several days at Sri Nrisingha Palli supervising the construction works and nourishing devotees with his holy association.

 

Wed, 2 December 2020
Learn, Practise, and Preach
"We must preach properly. We must reach everyone, door to door. Practising must be door to door! I like this kind of preaching that was inaugurated by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Srila Prabhupad. Mahaprabhu said, 'Preach village to village!' Srila Prabhupad said, 'Go door to door!' and our Gurudev and Guru Maharaj said, 'Reach to everyone, heart to heart.'"
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 29 November 2020)

Preaching Programme
(1 December 2020 | 16 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
Photographs taken during a preaching programme in Sirajpur (Burdwan district) during which His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj nourishes all assembled devotees with Hari-katha and Hari-kirtan, grants the Holy Name to several new devotees, and invites everyone for the forthcoming grand festival in honour of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's appearance day.

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Sri Guru-Puja Maha-Mahotsav Invitation · —


Dear Vaishnavas,
Please accept our humble obeisance at your holy feet.
Our supremely worshippable, supremely merciful Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Sri Srimad Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's exclusive dearmost and greatest associate, appointed and selected predecessor President Acharya of the world-renowned Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Mission, Param-pujyapad Parivrajakacharya Visva-guru Om Vishnupad Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's 92nd holy appearance day manifests on 1 January 2021 this year.
On this occasion, as every year, under the guidance of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's current President Acharya Om Vishnupad Jagad-guru Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the members, servitors and devotees of the Mission are jointly organising on this day in Nabadwip a grand festival of special worship, abhisek, arati, and bhoga offering to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda-sundar, Sri Giridhari, Sri Gopal jiu, Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda, Sri Prahlad Maharaj and Sri Sri Laksmi-Nrisinghadev—a celebration of the remembrance of transcendental glories of Srila Gurudev, worship and prayer offering—as well as a great distribution of Sri Mahaprasad.
We pray that you may find it possible to kindly join this devotional programme along with your friends and thus enhance everyone's joy of having your company on this day.
Yours humbly,
on behalf of the servitors of Sri Math

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math (International)
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Nrisingha Palli (Devapalli),
Nadiya, West Bengal, Pin 741315
Phone number: 9609302310, 9832113275

If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at
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— · Festival Programme · —

31 December 2020 (Thursday)—holy adhivas (eve) of the festival.
1 January 2021 (Friday)—the great festival of Sri Guru-Puja.

Morning

 

4-30mangala arati, parikrama of the temple and Tulasi Devi.
5:15Nagar-sankirtan.
6:15daily temple programme.
9:00inauguration of the holy assembly with sankirtan, Sri Guru-puja and puspanjali.
10:00glorification of Sri Srila Gurudev by the assembled holy Vaishnavs.

Noon

 

12:00arati of Sri Sri Gurupadpadma, offering a lamp of a hundred wicks.
12:30offering bhoga.
13:00Sri Vaishnav Seva and distribution of prasadam to the invited guests.
14:00distribution of prasadam to all common people.
16:00Srimad Bhagavatam class.

Evening

 

18:00evening arati, parikrama and holy assembly for the class.

 

শ্রীশ্রীগুরু-গৌরাঙ্গ জয়তঃ

পরমারাধ্যতম শ্রীশ্রীগুরুপাদপদ্ম
ওঁবিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীশ্রীল ভক্তিসুনদার গোবিন্দ দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজের
৯২তম শুভাবির্ভাব তথা
— · শ্রীশ্রীগুরুপূজা মহামহোৎসব · —


নিমন্ত্রণ পত্র

শ্রীবৈষ্ণবচরণে দণ্ডবন্নতি পূর্ব্বক নিবেদন—
আমাদের পরমারাধ্যতম পরমকারুণিক শ্রীশ্রীগুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীমদ্ ভক্তিরক্ষক শ্রীধর দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজের একান্ত প্রিয়তম পার্ষদপ্রবর ও তাঁহার মনোনীত ও স্থলাভিষিক্ত বিশ্ববিশ্রুত শ্রীচৈতন্য সারস্বত মঠাদি প্রতিষ্ঠানের প্রাক্তন সভাপতি ও আচার্য্য পরমপূজ্যপাদ পরিব্রাজকাচার্য্য বিশ্বগুরু ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীশ্রীমদ্ভক্তিসুন্দর দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজের ৯২তম শুভা আবির্ভাব তিথি আগামী ২রা নারায়ণ বাং ১৪২৭ সাল, ১৬ পৌষ, শুক্রবার (১লা জানুয়ারি ২০২১) ।
এতদুপলক্ষে পূর্ব্ব-পূর্ব্ব বৎসরের ন্যায় এবৎসরও আমরা উক্ত শুভদিনে নবদ্বীপ শ্রীচৈতন্য সারস্বত মঠের বর্তমান সভাপতি আচার্য্য ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ জগৎগুরু শ্রীশ্রীমদ্ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের নিয়ামকত্ত্বে সকল মঠ বাসী সেবকবৃন্দ ও মঠাশ্রিত ভক্তবৃন্দ সম্মিলিতভাবে সংকীর্ত্তনমুখে শ্রীশ্রীগুরুগৌরাঙ্গ গান্ধর্ব্বা গোবিন্দসু্দর তথা শ্রীগিরিধারী ও শ্রীগোপাল জিউ শ্রীশ্রী গৌর-নিত্যানন্দ শ্রী প্রহ্লাদ মহারাজ ও শ্রীশ্রী লক্ষ্মীনৃসিংহদেব আদি শ্রীবিগ্রহের বিশেষ পূজা, অভিষেক, আরতি ও ভোগরাগাদির এবং শ্রীল গুরুদেবের অতিমর্ত্ত্য গুণাবলী কীর্ত্তনমুখে অভিবন্দন, পূজা, শ্রদ্ধাঞ্জলি প্রদান তথা শ্রীমহাপ্রসাদ বিতরণাদি মহোৎসবের আয়োজন করিয়াছি ।
আপনি অনুগ্রগপূর্ব্বক সবান্ধবে উক্ত শুদ্ধ ভক্ত্যঙ্গানুষ্ঠান সমূহে যোগদান করিয়া সকলের আনন্দ বিধান করুন—এই প্রার্থনা ।
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অনুষ্ঠান সূচী

১৫ই পৌষ, ১৪২৭ সালে (ইং ৩১ ডিসেম্বর, ২০২০) বৃহস্পতিবার শুভ অধিবাস দিবস ।
১৬ই পৌষ, ১৪২৭ সালে (ইং ১লা জানুয়ারি, ২০২১) শুক্রবার শ্রীগুরু পূজা মহোৎসব ।

প্রাতঃ

 

৪-৩০ মিঃ মঙ্গল আরতি, শ্রীমন্দির ও তুলসী মন্দির পরিক্রমা ।
৫-১৫ মিঃ নগর সংকীর্ত্তন ।
৬-১৫ মিঃ শ্রীমঠের দৈনন্দিন অনুষ্ঠান ।
৯-০০ মিঃ সংকীর্ত্তন মুখে ধর্ম্মসভার উদ্ধোধন, শ্রীশ্রীগুরু পূজা ও পুষ্পাঞ্জলি ।
১০-০০ মিঃ সম্মানিত বৈষ্ণব মন্ডলী কর্ত্তৃক শ্রীশ্রীল গুরুদেবের মহিমা কীর্ত্তন ।

দুপুরঃ

 

১২-০০ মিঃ শ্রীশ্রীগুরুপাদপদ্মের সমুজ্জ্বল শত প্রদীপে আরতি ।
১২-৩০ মিঃ ভোগরাগ ।
১-০০ মিঃ শ্রীবৈষ্ণব সেবা ও নিমন্ত্রিত অতিথিদের মধ্যে মহাপ্রসাদ বিতরণ ।
২-০০ মিঃ সর্ব্বসাধারণের মধ্যে মহাপ্রসাদ বিতরণ ।
৪-০০ মিঃ শ্রীমদ্ভাগবত ব্যাখ্যা ।

সন্ধ্যাঃ

 

৬-০০ মিঃ সন্ধ্যারতি, পরিক্রমা ও ধর্ম্মসভা ।

 

Thu, 3 December 2020
Duare Duare Prachar
"This is very urgent, very important. You may have a temple, and you think, 'Oh, I am opening a centre, everyone must come to me!' It is not so easy for people to come to your temple in this age of Kali! You have to take your temple and go to everyone's door!"
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 29 November 2020)

CENTENARY ANTHOLOGY: Part 2. Chapter 14. Harmony—Beauty's Necessity
"We are not to try to create another world, but we are to understand what already exists. Just as a serpent moves in a crooked way, the nature of Love's progress is similar to that. The nature of affection is not straightforward because it has to accommodate everything in it. Everything possible in existence is accommodated in love. So try to adjust to this. Do not be eager to create another world."

Preaching Programme in Kakdwip
(2 December 2020 | 19 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
Sharing photographs from a large preaching programme in the area of Kakdwip attended by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj for the eternal benefit of all assembled fortunate devotees and guests.

 

  

By the mercy and for the satisfaction of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, two new publications have recently come out further embellishing the Holy Library of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math—a Bengali translation of "In Search for Original Source" (Prakrita Utser Sandhane, প্রকৃত উৎসের সন্ধানে) and another small book "The Gift of Transcendental Abode" (Paramanandamoy Dhamer Dhan, পরমানন্দময় ধামের ধন). Both new books by Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj are now available for purchase.

  

 

Fri, 4 December 2020
Superficial Speculation
"(1) This is what is said in the scriptures. If your position is like this or you can bring yourself to this position, or level, then, yes, Krishna will hear your prayer. (2) Why was it necessary? What is the reason of it? We cannot judge what is necessary and what is not necessary. If something is to happen by the will of Krishna, who can stop it? It does not depend on us or anybody else."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 29 November 2020)

Preaching Programme in Kalarait (Kolkata)
(4 December 2020 | 24 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
Photographs from a small preaching programme at the house of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math devotees in the suburbs of Kolkata. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes to nourish everyone with beautiful Sri Hari-katha and Sri Hari-kirtan after a long time of being unable to meet with the devotees due to the pandemic situation.

 

Sat, 5 December 2020
Cow's Milk
"What makes you think you can take such a decision not to offer milk to the Lord? I do not support this. You must offer milk to the Deities, and if you personally do not like to take milk, that is your decision. We do not take any food—we take prasadam."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 29 November 2020)

CENTENARY ANTHOLOGY: Part 2. Chapter 15. Ambition of Life
"We do not like to live in this material world that is so nasty. We are trying to realise how to live in the land of the soul. We are soul and we should live there. Our ambition of life is the higher plane of Krishna. We want to live in a country where the general insult and disregard is absent. We can live an honourable life there."

ভগবানকে কুঁজে পেতে হয়
শ্রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরিকথামৃত সিরাজপুরে (বর্ধমান):
"ভারত ভূমিতে এই মনুষ্য জন্ম আমরা লাভ করেছি কিন্তু আমরা আমাদের নিজের ভালটা জানি না, নিজের ভালটা বুঝতে পারি না—শুধু এই দেহের ভালটার জন্য এই সব টাকা, খাওয়া, পরা, ঘুম ভাবছি । আমরা মায়ার দাসত্ব করলাম—আমরা সবাই জন্মিয়েছি কৃষ্ণের দাসত্ব করবার জন্য কিন্তু জন্ম লাভ করবার পর আমরা ভুলে গিয়েছেন যে, জীব নিত্য কৃষ্ণদাস..."
Download / listen to the audio (13 Mb, 31 min | 1 December 2020 | Bengali | ১ ডিসেম্বর ২০২০)

"তাঁর জিনিস তাঁর সেবায়"
শ্রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরিকথামৃত কলকাতায় :
"কৃষ্ণ বলেছেন, 'আমি ভক্তগণের হৃদয়ে থাকি—ভক্তগণ আমাকে ছাড়া কাউকে জানেন না, আমিও ভক্তগণকে ছাড়া কাউকে জানি না ।' আপনারা অনেকে বলেন, 'ভগবান ত আমার কথা শুনছেন না !' কেন শুনবেন ? 'ষড়ঙ্গ শরণাগতি হইবে যাঁহার, তাঁহার প্রার্থনা শুনে শ্রীনন্দকুমার ।'"
Download / listen to the audio (40.3 Mb, 96 min | 4 December 2020 | Bengali | ৪ ডিসেম্বর ২০২০)

 

Sun, 6 December 2020
Danger of Deviation
"This is the first explanation Krishna gives. When Arjuna heard it, he was not happy—he still did not want to fight. Only when Krishna spoke about bhakti-yoga did Arjuna gradually start to understand it and eventually changed his mind. However, we think in another way..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 29 November 2020)

CENTENARY ANTHOLOGY:
Part 2. Chapter 16. Place of Solution, Sri Nabadwip Dham
"If we can develop the eye to see, then every atom of Gaura-Dham will charm us to the utmost. Only the eye is necessary. By charm every atom is sufficient to engage us fully and accommodate us wholesale. One particle of dust can give us fullest engagement because all is infinite and of the most generous type here. All the dust is of the most generous type and promising for Krishna."

(১৩) শ্রীবিদ্যানগর ও শ্রীজহ্ণুদ্বীপ বর্ণন (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"শ্রীবিদ্যানগরে আসি নিত্যানন্দরায় । বিদ্যানগরের তত্ত্ব শ্রীজীবে শিখায় ॥ শুনি জীব প্রেমানন্দে সে বেদ নগরে । ব্যাসপীঠে গড়াগড়ি যায় প্রেমভরে ॥ নিত্যানন্দ শ্রীচরণে করে নিবেদন । আমার সংশয় ছেদ করহ এখন ॥ সাঙ্খ্য বিদ্যা তর্ক বিদ্যা অমঙ্গলময় । কেমনে এ নিত্যধামে সে সকল রয় ॥"

 

Mon, 7 December 2020
My Solace
"Gurudev is always in my heart, and I think and understand that I am also always in Gurudev's heart, then they can only try to throw me out of a building, but they can never throw me out of Gurudev's heart and out of devotees' hearts. That is my solace."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 29 November 2020)

 

Tue, 8 December 2020
Soul's Ultimate Happiness
"It is important and necessary for us to hear these things—how we must practise, how we will get our real benefit. These are the main things in our spiritual life. Sixty thousand rishis asked Srila Suta Goswami a question, 'What is ultimately good for a jiva soul?'"
Download / listen to the audio (8.6 Mb, 21 min | 6 December 2020)

 

Wed, 9 December 2020
Burning One's Own Fortune
"If somebody thinks they came to the temple and wasted their life there, it means they do not see their own fault. Use your eyes to see your own faults, not others'. Those who have tolerance can stay longer, can practise more, whereas those who stay at the temple but think about material things, material enjoyment, leave the temple and go to another life."
Download / listen to the audio (3.8 Mb, 10 min | 6 December 2020)

Preaching Programme in Bhagabanpur and Visiting Midnapore
(8 December 2020 | 40 photographs, 4.7 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a small preaching programme in Eastern Midnapore and then proceeds to visit Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Midnapore nourishing all the fortunate devotees and inviting everyone to the forthcoming grand festival of Srila Gurudev's holy appearance.

 

Thu, 10 December 2020
Dhenukasur's Fate
"If you have the means (the capacity) to spend money for the Lord, you must do it. Otherwise you will reap the fate of those trees that were cursed and had to be born in a forest where not even birds or beasts entered, only some demon donkey lived there."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 6 December 2020)

One More Day at Midnapore Temple
(9 December 2020 | 52 photographs, 5.6 Mb)
Sharing photographs from one more day spent at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Midnapore, during which His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives several initiations to new devotees, takes a stroll around the premises, gives class, and also makes arrangements for four new residents of our Mission.

 

Fri, 11 December 2020 (Trisprisha Mahadvadashi, tomorrow paran is 6:13-9:45 a.m.)
Internal Purity
"Mercy is always necessary, and we must always try to be good. We must listen properly from our Guru, we must give ourselves to the service of our Gurudev without any second thoughts. Gurudev always says that you must have a good character, you must always tell the truth, and follow his instruction, you must not follow your mind."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 8 min | 6 December 2020)

Last Day at Midnapore Temple
(10 December 2020 | 15 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
Photographs from the last day spent at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Midnapore, during which devotees take a walk around the city preaching and collecting for the Temple, and His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj spends last hours in the associate of the local devotees before leaving the Temple to continue preaching activities in other places.

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Ekadashi. Trisprisha Mahadvadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."


 

In honour of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur:

Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj: "Narahari Sarkar belongs to the section of devotees who are more fond of Krishna-lila. Their vision is, 'We do not recognise You to be a sannyasi! You are that Krishna of Vrindavan, we know You well! Here, You have only put on a garment—You are wrapping Yourself in the garment of a sannyasi—but it is Your external acquaintance. We know well who You really are and we must admit that we do not like this forged identity of Yours.' This is their temperament. Rather, they feel much pain, 'What is the necessity for You to be practising penances as a sannyasi, going through so many hardships, not taking food properly, not resting in a proper bed, etc.? Our hearts are aching, but You do not care for that. How can we tolerate all these things?' That is their nature and complaint to Mahaprabhu. They feel that it is all a sham."

Strongest Faith (3) Raghunandan Thakur
"Mukunda's son Raghunandan also has full faith. One day, when he was ten years old, his mother said to him, 'Raghunandan, I am very busy today. I have cooked the offering, but I have no time to offer it to the Deities. You can offer today...'"
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 10 March 2015)

Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhura Sochaka
A song composed by Srila Narahari Thakur in glorification of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu's life, character, and service. Bengali verses and English transliteration.

 

In honour of Srila Kaliya Krishnadas:

Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: "Nityananda Prabhu accepted everyone but would chastise those who were offensive. Mahaprabhu showed some caution in distributing Krishna-nama and Krishna-prema: He followed the rules and regulations of sannyas life very strictly and because of this Mahaprabhu could not give shelter to offenders. When Mahaprabhu went to South India He took Kaliya Krishna Das with Him. In Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita he is referred to as Kala Krishna Das. On their tour Kaliya Krishna Das suffered some disturbance with some women and Mahaprabhu rescued him from that. Later when they returned to Jagannath Puri Mahaprabhu said, "I want to leave this boy Kaliya Krishna Das, he was irresponsible and greatly disturbed our mission. I don't want to keep him with Me. I do not want to be responsible for him." Kaliya Krishna Das, as an eternal parsad devotee (of Sri Nityananda Prabhu), played this role in the Lord's drama. At that time Nityananda Prabhu did not leave him, He told Mahaprabhu, "If You do not want to keep him it is no problem, I will take him. I will send him to Nabadwip to give news to Sachi Mata and the other devotees that You have come back from South India." In this way Nityananda Prabhu showed His extreme mercy and Kaliya Krishna Das spent the rest of his life with Nityananda Prabhu. So even when Mahaprabhu is angry, Nityananda Prabhu keeps devotees at His lotus feet. The conditioned souls can have much hope when they see the very deep and merciful character of Sri Nityananda Prabhu."

(The Divine Pastimes of Sri Nityananda Prabhu)

 

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"No Other Shelter"
"Mahadvadasi"
"Ekadasi and liberation"
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices"
"Yogini Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi: Historical Background"
"Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service"
Ekadasi Struggle?

 

Sat, 12 December 2020
Stay In Gurudev's Heart
"You must try to stay in Gurudev's heart through your service, good behaviour, and good practice. We are alive in this world now, and we are suffering from so many diseases and elements, so we must always practise Krishna consciousness—we must always remember our Gurudev, Guru Maharaj, Prabhupad, as well as the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
Download / listen to the audio (3.8 Mb, 9 min | 6 December 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Trayodashi. Paran between 6:13 and 9:45 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."


 

In honour of Srila Saranga Thakur:

"I Am Saranga's Murari!"
"Remembering the last day of Nabadwip Dham parikrama, I want to tell you some very important thing. We always glorify Mamgachhi (Modadrumdwip) and speak about the birthplace of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, but there is also one small temple beside it..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 4 January 2020)


Sri Saranga Thakur's Math in Mamgachhi (Modadrumdwip).

 

Sun, 13 December 2020
Forgetting Yourself
"Give respect to everybody. Basically, tridandi sannyas means to be humble, tolerant, and give honour to others. However, I am bound to say that sometimes they take sannyas or saffron, and their ego becomes very big. They forget that they must serve more. It makes me very sad."
Download / listen to the audio (3.2 Mb, 8 min | 8 November 2020)

 

Mon, 14 December 2020 (Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan)
Joy of Good Association
"I do not want to go preaching alone, when there are only two-three devotees. I always want devotees' association. 'Ekaki amara nahi paya bala hari-nama-sankirtane. When I am alone, I get no strength to chant.' Devotees' enthusiasm gives me inspiration."
Download / listen to the audio (5.2 Mb, 13 min | 8 November 2020)

Preaching Programme in Basirhat Area: Day One
(13 December 2020 | 44 photographs, 4.5 Mb)
Sharing photographs taken during the first day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's preaching programme in Basirhat area. On the first day, His Divine Grace holds a fire sacrifice in honour of a recently departed devotee, and spends time with the devotees, preaching and taking devotees' association after a long period of not being able to meet due to the lockdown.

 


Today in the calendar: Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."


 

In honour of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan:

Srestharyya Sripad Jagabandhu Das Adhikari (From The Harmonist)
"THE day before the close of the spiritual Exhibition that had been organised in the spacious compound of the Gaudiya-Math, which function formed the concluding, activity of the long series of the festivities of the auspicious Inauguration of the New Buildings of the Math, Srestharyya Sripad Jagabandhu Das Adhikari Bhaktiranjan, the donor and architect of those superb Buildings, took his departure from the scene of unique devotional labours with the supreme satisfaction that his soul had at last found and successfully performed his duty to Godhead and humanity...."

 

Tue, 15 December 2020
Do Away With Gossiping
"We do service, we have so many good qualities, we worship the Lord and His devotees, but if we at the same time nurture some bad qualities inside us, we cannot progress in our spiritual life. Never speak bad about anybody. It is not necessary to say such things."
Download / listen to the audio (6.1 Mb, 15 min | 13 December 2020)

 

Wed, 16 December 2020
Be Part of Krishna Consciousness Movement
"You always charge the battery of your phone, and in the same way you must charge your spiritual 'battery'. I am telling this to everybody through you. Every country must have programmes in this way. Everybody must join Krishna-sankirtan movement."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 13 December 2020)

Preaching Programme in Basirhat Area
(15 December 2020 | 36 photographs, 3.1 Mb)
Sharing photographs taken during the third day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's preaching programme in Basirhat area. His Divine Grace goes village to village and speaks at numerous small programmes throughout the day, nourishing devotees' hearts and inviting everyone for Srila Gurudev's forthcoming festival.

 

Thu, 17 December 2020
Humility—Not To Misconceptions
"If we do not expose other conceptions' faults, how will we prove the superiority of our consciousness? When I told you not to criticise, I mean not to criticise Vaishnavs and not to gossip or discuss others. If you can understand these things, you can harmonise it."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 13 December 2020)

Preaching Programme in Basirhat Area
(16 December 2020 | 17 photographs, 2.3 Mb)
Photographs taken during the last day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's preaching programme in Basirhat area. His Divine Grace gives one lecture after another, encouraging the devotees in every possible way to preach the conception of Krishna consciousness and inviting everyone again and again for the forthcoming festival of Srila Gurudev's appearance to be held in Sri Nrisingha Palli.

Weekend Programme in Bokaro
(December 2020 | 12 photographs, 2.8 Mb)
Photographs taken during a regular weekend programme of Sri Hari-kirtan, Sri Hari-katha, and Sri Hari-prasad hosted by the devotees in Bokaro for the pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

Fri, 18 December 2020
Initiation: Beyond Formality
"If you only take the initiation and a few days later forget your guru, forget the service of your guru, then how can you be happy through that? If you do not think about all this and just take initiation, what will be the result?"
Download / listen to the audio (0.9 Mb, 2 min | 13 December 2020)

 

Sat, 19 December 2020
Fight Your Ego
"They are Gurudev's devotees, they must do something for their practising life. If you always search others' faults, the whole life will finish and one day death will come and you will not be able to overcome it. If they think, 'We know everything!' they have a big problem."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 13 December 2020)

ক্ষুধার্ত জীবনযাত্রা
শ্রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরিকথামৃত ভগবানপুরে (মেদিনিপুরে):
"এই মায়াবদ্ধ জীব শুধু নিজের টাকা, খাওয়া, পরা, ঘুম, এই সব নিয়ে চিন্তা করে—কী করে ভাল খাব ? কী করে ভাল পরব ? সেটা কে না করে ? আমা যখন শুয়োর ছিলাম কত বিষ্ঠা খেয়ে শেষ করেছি, যখন হাতি ছিলাম কত কলা গাছ শেষ করেছি, তাতে কি ক্ষিদা মিটেছে ? সব সমত আরো চাই । যাঁকে পেলে আর কোন চাওয়া-বাসনা থাকে না, সেই ভগবানের কাছে—নিজের বাড়িতে—যেতে হবে ।"
Download / listen to the audio (11 Mb, 27 min | 8 December 2020 | Bengali | ৮ ডিসেম্বর ২০২০)

 

Sun, 20 December 2020 (Deity Installation Anniversary in Sri Puri Dham)
Sober Interaction
"If you follow our guru-varga, then 'sweet relationship' means you sometimes talk with others, but you talk for service. Except for Krishna-katha, everything else is nonsense talks. So, it will be better if you talk with others only about Krishna-katha. Try to avoid other kinds of relationship, it will be good for you, good for everybody also."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 13 December 2020)

Preaching Programme in Uluberia
(20 December 2020 | 12 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
Photographs from a preaching programme in Uluberia. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj speaks Hari-katha and chants Hari-kirtan in front of the assembled fortunate souls of Uluberia district.

Preaching Programme in Kajiakhali
(19 December 2020 | 23 photographs, 2.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes to Kajiakhali, a place close to the Uluberia Temple to hold a Vaishnav-hom for Sri Balai Das Adhikari Prabhu, who departed recently. The fire sacrifice and the rites are followed by kirtans and a nourishing class of Hari-katha. After the programme, His Divine Grace visits Uluberia Temple to check on the construction progress.

"সম্বন্ধ জানিয়া ভজিতে ভজিতে অভিমান হউ দূর"
শ্রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরিকথামৃত কাজিয়াখালিতে (উলুবেড়িয়া):
"তাঁর পিতৃ চলে গিয়েছেন বলে শ্রীপাদ নিত্যানন্দ প্রভু কিছু বৈষ্ণব সেবা, বৈষ্ণব হোম এবং ভক্তসেবা আয়োজন করেছেন, তাই আমরা সেই উপলক্ষে আজকে খুব সৌভাগ্যের ফলে এসে উপস্থিত হয়েছি । গুরুদেব সব সময় একটা কথা বলতেন, ‘বৈষ্ণবগণ যদি চলে যান এই জগৎ থেকে, সেই বৈষ্ণবগণের ক্রিয়াকার্য বেশি গুরুত্বপূর্ণ নয় । কিন্তু গুরুত্বপূর্ণ হয়েছে বৈষ্ণব-সেবা এবং বৈষ্ণব হোম । ভক্তসেবা যেন ঠিক মত হয়, সেই দিকে আমাদের লক্ষ্য রাখতে হবে ।"
Download / listen to the audio (28.8 Mb, 68 min | 19 December 2020 | Bengali | ১৯ ডিসেম্বর ২০২০)

Kirtans
His Divine Grace chants kirtans at the recent preaching programme in Kajiakhali.
Kripa kara Vaisnava Thakura E ghora-samsare Gaya Gaura Madhur Svare Yasomati Nandana Jay Sachi-nandana Hare Krishna maha-mantra Hari Haraye Nama Krishna.
Download / listen to the audio (8.1 Mb, 20 min | 19 December 2020)

 

Mon, 21 December 2020
Real Relationship
"It is not necessary to become a great guru—we must become great disciples. If you worship the Lord understanding your relationship with Him, then your ego will be removed. We must understand that we are servants of devotees. When this relationship comes, your ego will be removed."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 19&20 December 2020)

 

Tue, 22 December 2020
'You Are My All-In-All'
"Everybody should remember Gurudev's appearance day, always think about it every day. When Gurudev left this world, I thought my head, shoulders, everything was gone, I was like a doll, or a statue, but when I see you all, I get back my life, my heart, etc."
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 13 December 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."


 

Wed, 23 December 2020
Perfect Time For Preaching
"It is necessary to practise. Always practise Krishna consciousness, always remember the Absolute. Everything has its proper time and it is necessary to do things in good time. In this world, people say that the young age is for enjoyment, but this is completely incorrect. If you do not try to preach and practise from your young age, what will become of you in your old age?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 20 December 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Navami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."

 

 

 


 

In honour of Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj:

Pranam-mantra of Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj, composed by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

দীর্ঘং সৌম্যবপুর্নবারুণবহির্বাসস্ত্রিদণ্ডান্বিতং
দিব্যং শ্রীগুরু-গৌর-কীর্ত্তন-রসানন্দেন মত্তং সদা ।
শ্রীগৌড়ীয়-যতীন্দ্র-ভক্তিকমলং স্নিগ্ধং কৃপাবিগ্রহং
বন্দে শ্রীমধুসূদনং গুরুবরং বেদান্তবিদ্যাম্বুধিম্ ॥

dirgham saumya-vapur navaruna-bahir-vasas tridandanvitam
divyam sri-guru-gaura-kirtan-rasanandena mattam sada
sri-gaudiya-yatindra-bhakti-kamalam snigdham krpa-vigraham
vande sri-madhusudanam guru-varam vedanta-vidyambudhim

"I offer my obeisance unto the great Guru Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. His tall, tranquil form, adorned with a tridanda and garments the colour of the newly risen sun, is the embodiment of mercy. He is an affectionate king amongst the Gaudiya Vaishnava sannyasis, an ocean of Vedantic knowledge, and always rapt with the ecstatic taste of Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga's kirtan."

Invoking Vaishnavs' Mercy
"Today is Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj's appearance day. Wherever he is staying now, whether in Goloka Vrindavan or anywhere else, we are praying to him, 'Wherever you are now, please give us some mercy.'"
Download / listen to the audio (4.1 Mb, 13 min)

Godbrothers' Bond
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj tells about the close and reverent relationship that Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj had with his godbrothers, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj, and Srila Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj.
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 19 September 2009)

 

Thu, 24 December 2020
Preaching Plan and Programme
"I have been attending some programmes before Gurudev's appearance day and I will have more programmes after the festival. I want to make an assembly Sri Dham Pracharani Sobha dedicated to the preaching of the glorification of Sri Nabadwip Dham, guru-varga, as well as the glory and teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This is my view and my idea."
Download / listen to the audio (4 Mb, 10 min | 20 December 2020)

 

DAILY PRACTICE: Observing Festivals
A page of the Daily Practice section dedicated to Vaishnav-seva and observing festivals. "Why are you making a festival? Making a festival means you are inviting many people and you are giving them some prasadam, engaging them in Krishna consciousness—it means practising Krishna consciousness."

 

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kusum Shraman Maharaj (a diksa disciple of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad, publisher of Nadiya Prakash; later, after Sripad B.V. Tirtha Maharaj's disappearance, he presided over Sri Chaitanya Math in Mayapur).

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life. If you remember the glories of Vaishnavs, if you speak about the glories of Vaishnavs, they can rescue you from all kinds of material bondage. We have heard a hundred times that if we glorify Vaishnavs, it gives great benefit, but even though we have heard it a thousand times, how much are we able to glorify Vaishnavs from our heart? How much can we serve Vaishnavs with heart and soul? This is the question."


 

 

Fri, 25 December 2020 (Sri Moksada Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is at 8:38-9:53 a.m.)
Keep Yourself Busy With Service
"You may have seen something, but it is not necessary to broadcast these things. This is called gramya-katha and prajalpa. This is not good for any devotee. Actually, devotees are always busy with their service, when will they get time for all this? Do not waste your time on others' faults."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 20 December 2020)

A pearl of guidance: Buddhi-Suddhi
"You recite mantras for the archan, you chant that the cloth is clean, the chamara is clean, the peacock fan is clean, the pancha-pradip is clean, etc. Everything is clean, but do you ever think, 'Is my mind clean?'"
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 5 February 2020)

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"No Other Shelter"
"Mahadvadasi"
"Ekadasi and liberation"
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices"
"Yogini Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi: Historical Background"
"Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service"
Ekadasi Struggle?

 

Sat, 26 December 2020
Practical Choice
"(1) We cannot stop our spiritual practice. Otherwise time will pass and our life will finish while we are waiting for all the problems to go away. (2) Gurudev always thinks in a practical way—the worship of Radha-Krishna is very high, but the worship of Nitai Gaurachandra is simpler."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 20 December 2020)

A pearl of guidance: Gurudev's Vyasa Puja Is Coming
"Gurudev's lila is going on, but only the fortunate souls can see it, that is why we must engage everybody in service on his appearance day. Whatever capacity we have—in kaya, mana, vakya, body, mind, and speech—we must serve his appearance day, his birth day."

 

Sun, 27 December 2020
Embody Proper Conception
"Devotees must be always humble, it is necessary for everyone. Learn to be humble, tolerant and to give honour to others from Mahaprabhu and Gurudev. You must apply all these things in your life. These are the main things in one's life."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 20 December 2020)

Arrival at Sri Nrisingha Palli
(26 December 2020 | 40 photographs, 4.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives with his associates and abundant paraphernalia at Sri Nrisingha Palli to prepare for the forthcoming grand festival of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance day.

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Sri Guru-Puja Maha-Mahotsav Invitation · —


Dear Vaishnavas,
Please accept our humble obeisance at your holy feet.
Our supremely worshippable, supremely merciful Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Sri Srimad Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's exclusive dearmost and greatest associate, appointed and selected predecessor President Acharya of the world-renowned Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Mission, Param-pujyapad Parivrajakacharya Visva-guru Om Vishnupad Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's 92nd holy appearance day manifests on 1 January 2021 this year.
On this occasion, as every year, under the guidance of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's current President Acharya Om Vishnupad Jagad-guru Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the members, servitors and devotees of the Mission are jointly organising on this day in Nabadwip a grand festival of special worship, abhisek, arati, and bhoga offering to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda-sundar, Sri Giridhari, Sri Gopal jiu, Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda, Sri Prahlad Maharaj and Sri Sri Laksmi-Nrisinghadev—a celebration of the remembrance of transcendental glories of Srila Gurudev, worship and prayer offering—as well as a great distribution of Sri Mahaprasad.
We pray that you may find it possible to kindly join this devotional programme along with your friends and thus enhance everyone's joy of having your company on this day.
Yours humbly,
on behalf of the servitors of Sri Math

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math (International)
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Nrisingha Palli (Devapalli),
Nadiya, West Bengal, Pin 741315
Phone number: 9609302310, 9832113275

If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at
info.at.scsmathinternational.com


— · Festival Programme · —

31 December 2020 (Thursday)—holy adhivas (eve) of the festival.
1 January 2021 (Friday)—the great festival of Sri Guru-Puja.

Morning

 

4-30mangala arati, parikrama of the temple and Tulasi Devi.
5:15Nagar-sankirtan.
6:15daily temple programme.
9:00inauguration of the holy assembly with sankirtan, Sri Guru-puja and puspanjali.
10:00glorification of Sri Srila Gurudev by the assembled holy Vaishnavs.

Noon

 

12:00arati of Sri Sri Gurupadpadma, offering a lamp of a hundred wicks.
12:30offering bhoga.
13:00Sri Vaishnav Seva and distribution of prasadam to the invited guests.
14:00distribution of prasadam to all common people.
16:00Srimad Bhagavatam class.

Evening

 

18:00evening arati, parikrama and holy assembly for the class.


Note: Some of the many preparations known to be favourite to His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: Rice, mung or chana dal, stir-fried karela, sak, posto bora, aloo siddho (boiled potato, mashed with chilli, mustard oil and salt), cauliflower pakoras, singara (samosa), mixed vegetable subji, paneer rasa, tomato chutney, achar (pickle), avocado salad (with a little salt and olive oil), cucumber salad, mango, paramanna (sweet rice), rasagullas, sandesh, a cake, vanilla ice-cream, sarpuri/sarbhaja.

 

Mon, 28 December 2020
Try to Forget
"How can I tell you it is easy to forget it. It is not easy. Even I cannot do that, then how will you do it? When somebody abuses you, it is not something you can forget. It is not that easy... But at least you can try."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 20 December 2020)

সেবাময় জীবন
শ্রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরিকথামৃত শ্রীনৃসিংহপল্লীতে:
"আজকে অনেক দিন পরে আবার শ্রীনবদ্বীপ ধামে আমরা সব উপস্থিত হয়েছি । নবদ্বীপধাম অভিন্না বৃন্দাবন ধাম, তার মধ্যেও এটা হচ্ছে শ্রীগোদ্রুমদ্বীপ । গুরুদেব কিসের খুশি হন?—সেই দিকে সব সময় নজর রাখতে হবে । আমি গুরুদেবের উৎসব করবার জন্য এসেছি । কেন ? সেটা আমার গুরুর উৎসব, আমি এই দিনের জন্য সুন্দরভাবে নিজে হাতে সব কিছু করছি । এই ভাবে আমি প্রথম থেকে গুরুদেবকে সন্তোষ করতাম । গুরুসেবা যদি না করতে পারি তাহলে কিছু লাভ হবে না ।"
Download / listen to the audio (19.7 Mb, 43 min | 26 December 2020 | Bengali | ২৬ ডিসেম্বর ২০২০)

A pearl of guidance: What Is Vaishnav Seva?
"We did not come here to become Vaishnavs—we must become servants of the servants of Vaishnavs. We must not think how we can please ourselves—we must think how we can please our Gurudev. We must not only say, 'Oh, their feet dust is the means of my subsistence.' We must have faith."

 

Tue, 29 December 2020
Bound by Loving Service
"It is necessary to understand how one should serve their Guru. You will serve your Guru with much love and affection. They do not know how close the relationship between Gurudev and me was. Gurudev gradually started to depend on me—when he came to Nabadwip, he would always depend on me in everything, and he said, 'I am coming here only because I know I can come and you will take care of everything.'"
Download / listen to the audio (3.9 Mb, 10 min | 27 December 2020)

Festival Preparations at Sri Nrisingha Palli
(27-29 December 2020 | 33 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
Photographs taken during the past two days at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Nrisingha Palli: devotees busily and eagerly engage in countless services around the temple in preparation to the grand festival of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance day. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj happily supervises the preparations, does the marketing and makes sure that everything is arranged as best as possible for the service of Sri Gurupadpadma and the devotees.

 


In honour of the forthcoming festival of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance:

Sri Guru: Merciful Shelter
"We got this human body, but we did not do what a human should be doing. We were spending our life busy with eating, sleeping, mating, defending (dogs, goats, cats, sheep, etc. do all this and we did the same), but our Gurudev has brought us to this path..."
• (11 December 2011)

Practise Carefully
"That is why we have fallen into the illusory environment—we forget the Lord, we forget the real thing and run here and there... Remember this. It is my prayer to you all—you have all had darshan of Gurudev, but now it is necessary to practise."
• (11 December 2011)

Practise. Serve. Believe.
"You have come here to serve the Lord and you have come to a real, bona fide Guru. This is your Math, you have received so much blessing from Gurudev. You must think that this Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is a ship, and the captain of this ship is Gurudev. If we can stay on this ship, we can reach the place that this ship is taking us to."
• (11 December 2011)

 

Wed, 30 December 2020
Deep Service Mood
"Chatak bird always waits for rain, and we too should have this hankering for service. By hook or by crook, I always wanted to please Gurudev. It is necessary to have service mood, and to have service mood you must have love and affection and always engage in sravanam, kirtanam, smaranam, etc."
Download / listen to the audio (3.8 Mb, 9 min | 27 December 2020)

 


In honour of the forthcoming festival of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance:

Service: Proof of Love
"Every year we make this festival together, and we must promise on this day: Gurudev is giving us life for one more year, and for one more year we will engage ourselves in service to our Guru."
Download / listen to the audio (3.2 Mb, 10 min | 6 December 2014)

Love for Guru: Service and Commitment
"We are always busy with our own interest, with our own enjoyment, but we must understand: who do we love more, our Guru or ourselves? We must realise it for ourselves in our heart. If we love our Guru more, then we must serve more—we must give more time for our Guru."
Download / listen to the audio (4 Mb, 11 min | 7 December 2014)

Guru's Mission
"Who can understand Gurudev? Can we recognise the Guru with these material eyes? Can we recognise the Lord with these material eyes? Can you recognise the Lord with your knowledge? Never. It is to understand him with your heart..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | Bengali | 8 December 2014)

Mercy Is All in All
"You cannot know the Lord through your education, through your intelligence, or knowledge. You must feel it with your heart."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | Bengali | 8 December 2014)

Gurudev: His Example and Teachings
"Gurudev conquered the whole world with his love and affection. Many people throughout the world do not know English language or cannot fully understand it, but they could understand Gurudev through their heart."
Download / listen to the audio (5.2 Mb, 15 min)

 

Thu, 31 December 2020 (Adhivas of Grand Festival of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance day)
Ideal of Surrender
"Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam is an important book in our line. There are so many highest things written here in a very beautiful way. I read it today again after many years, and I liked it a lot, I am thinking I must read it again and again."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 27 December 2020)

News from Sri Nrisingha Palli: Adhivas Day
(31 December 2020 | 50 photographs, 7.8 Mb)
A grand full house: sharing photographs from the adhivas day of the festival. As devotees from all over Bengal continue to flock in, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj mecifully manifests his pastimes of arranging and celebrating the grand festival of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance.

News from Sri Nrisingha Palli: Festival Is Starting
(30 December 2020 | 31 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and the devotees make last minute preparations before devotees start arriving, and in the evening, the nat mandir becomes joyfully filled with the fortunate devotees coming for Sri Hari-katha, Hari-kirtan, and Hari-seva after many months of the lockdown restrictions.

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

Taking the dust from the holy feet of all devotees and well-wishers of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, hankering to serve you all on the occasion of the grand festival of Om Vishnupad Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance day, we humbly bow down at your holy feet and present a collection of 51 recordings of Srila Govinda Maharaj chanting kirtans in various years between 1988 and 2009. May this nectar of Sri Hari-Kirtan from the holy lotus mouth of His Divine Grace nourish and massage the hearts of the entire Devotional Family of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

THE LINK TO THE FILES—for download or listening online (not all mobile devices may support online playback, but the files can be downloaded).
DOWNLOAD ALL FILES (.zip) (134 Mb)—for listening offline and comfortable upload to mobile devices.

CONTENTS:

00 "Jaya Dhvani"
01 "Vandava"
02 "Jaya Guru Maharaj jyoti rajesvara"
03 "Jaya jaya Gaurachander arati ujjvala"
04 "Yasomati nandana vrajabara nagara"
05 "Namo namah Tulasi Maharani"
06 "Kabe Sri Chaitanya more karibena daya"
07 "(Ohe) Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara"
08 "Ei bara karuna kara vaishnava gosai"
09 "Gurudev krpa bindu diya"
10 "Sri guru charana padma"
11 "Emona durmati samsara bhitare"
12 "Ki jani ki bale tomara dhamete"
13 "Bhajahu re mana Sri Nanda nandana"
14 "Janama saphala ta'ra"
15 "Hari he dayala"
16 "Durlabha manava janma"
17 "Manasa deha geha"
18 "Bhuliya tomare samsara asiya"
19 "Dhana mora Nityananda"
20 "Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Ray"
21 "Nitai pada kamala"
22 "Parama karuna pahu dui jana"
23 "Yadi Gaura na haite"
24 "Avatara sara Gaura avatara"
25 "Gaurangera duti pada"
26 "Bimala hema jini"
27 "Kali ghora timire"
28 "Sri radhara bhave yini suvarna varana"
29 "Ki jani ki bole," "Emona durmati"
30 "Jaya Radhe Jaya Krishna"
31 "Radha bhajane yadi"
32 "Jaya Radha Madhava"
33 "Radhika charana padma"
34 "Radha Krsna prana mora yugala kisora"
35 "Radhe Jaya Jaya Madhava Daite"
36 "Radha kunda tata"
37 "Gopinath mama nivedana suna"
38 "Suno he rasika jana"
39 "Sri Dasavatar Stotram"
40 "He deva bhavantam vande"
41 "Gaya Gaura madhur svare"
42 "Sujanarvuda radhita pada yugam"
43 "Jayare jayare jaya paramahamsa mahasaya"
44 "Bhaya bhanjana jayasamsana"
45 "Sri Daita Dasa Dasakam"
46 "Sri Nityananda Dvadasakam"
47 "Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Sochaka"
48 "Sri Rupa manjari pada sei mora sampada"
49 "Ye anilo prema dhana"
50 "Jaya Radhe jaya Krsna jaya Vrndavan", "Hari Haraye"

 


In honour of the festival of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance:

Our Divine Master
"Sometimes some problem comes in our spiritual life, but we should not be disheartened because of that. Gurudev said, 'Wherever you live you must continue your practising life.' We must follow this."
Download / listen to the audio (4 Mb, 11 min | 4 December 2017)

Gurudev's Teaching and Pastimes
"Srila Sridhar Maharaj always depended on Gurudev in everything. So many sannyasis, so many great scholars came to him, but he finally chose our Gurudev as his successor. We can see then how much love and affection he had for him."
Download / listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 11 min | 4 December 2017)

A Perfect Disciple
"It is those who can take Gurudev's responsibility that can be a Guru. Only taking a mantra does not make one a disciple—one who can take their Gurudev's responsibility, who can take away pain from their Gurudev, is called a perfect disciple."
Download / listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 7 min | 4 December 2017)

 

 

 

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Rupa Sanatan:
Running Away
'Rupa Goswami left his job tactfully—he made some mistakes in the accounts and the king told him it was not necessary for him to do the job any more. Shortly after that, all of a sudden Sanatan Goswami left the job without giving any notice to the king...'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“While wandering throughout samsara, some souls become aware of their true nature by associating with the sadhus.”

What are we making the Janmastami festival for? To show ourselves and our big ego? No,
we are making this festival to give much nourishment to the devotees through Hari-katha.

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