MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES
Sun, 1 July 2018:Preaching Programme in Betur (30 June 2018 | 38 photographs, 2.8 Mb)
The month of June ends with two large preaching programmes in Betur: one being a large Vaishnav seva at the temple of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radharamanjiu and the other being a public gathering near Betur.
Mon, 2 July 2018:Guidance, Issue #15 (EPUB file, 0.9 Mb)
An ePub file for offline reading on mobile phones and tablets containing the lectures of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj published here from April to June 2018. We pray this serves as a source of guidance, nourishment, and life to all the devotees and well-wishers worldwide.
All the previous Guidance issues, containing over a thousand lectures spoken by His Divine Grace, are available for download from the Library section of the website:
Vaishnav Seva in Caracas
(30 June 2018 | 34 photographs, 2.1 Mb)
Tue, 3 July 2018:Where Shortcuts Fail
"Without mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, all your attempts will be nothing. His mercy is not a small matter—He is Guru-tattva, and it is a very big matter. It is actually very difficult to get Nityananda Prabhu's mercy."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 28 June 2018)
Wed, 4 July 2018:Serve Deity Properly
"You must serve the Deities properly. Those who are doing this service to the Deity must believe it and do this service properly, that is good for you. I have told many stories before—Arjun Misra, Mukunda Prabhu's son and others..."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 28 June 2018)
Thu, 5 July 2018:Two kirtans
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chanting "Gurudev, krpa bindu diya" and "Parama Karuna" kirtans with the devotees online at the end of the darshan.
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 28 June 2018)
Fri, 6 July 2018:Unpretentious and Forgiving Heart
"We chant and practise so much, we do so much service, but nothing happens. You should read the life description of great souls, you should listen to their lectures—how did they serve the Lord? We must learn from this, we must learn to live in the plane of service."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 22 June 2018 | Bengali)
Sat, 7 July 2018:Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Pastimes
"What kind of character did Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj have? Somebody thinks they are a big Guru, they stretch their legs and tell others to wash their feet or they distribute their own prasad... But we pray, 'O Vaishnav Thakur, please give me your mercy so I can serve you!'"
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min | 22 June 2018 | Bengali)
Sun, 8 July 2018:A Welcome Austerity
"We do not want Krishna, we want love for Krishna. Whatever problem, whatever disturbance comes, let it come. The Lord is testing us, 'If I give you much austerity, will you tolerate it? Will you tolerate this austerity and do the parikrama with My devotees?'"
Download the audio (4.9 Mb, 15 min | 20 June 2017 | Bengali)
আনন্দদায়ক কষ্ট (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আমরা কৃষ্ণ চাই না, কৃষ্ণ-প্রেম চাই । যত অসুবিধা হক, যত ঝামেলা হক । ভগবান এসব কষ্ট দ্বারা আমাদের পরীক্ষা করেন, 'তোমার যদি আমি অনেক কষ্ট দেব, সেই কষ্ট তুমি সহ্য করতে পারবে তো ? সেই কষ্ট তুমি সহ্য করে আমার ভক্ত-সঙ্গে পরিক্রমা করতে তুমি পারবে ?'"
Mon, 9 July 2018: (Arrival in Sri Puri Dham. Sri Yogini Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is 5:02-9:29 a.m.)Yogini Ekadasi
"Do we fast on ekadasi because of the glories of ekadasi? They say if you do ekadasi, you will get this result, that result, etc., but we do not think about all these results. We follow ekadasi because our Gurupadpadma told us to. We fast for the pleasure of the Lord."
Download the audio (5.5 Mb, 16 min | 20 June 2017 | Bengali)
Sri Ekadasi Guidance
(Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"Observing Ekadasi" (by
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Tue, 10 July 2018: (Day Two of Sri Puri Dham Parikrama)Arrival in Sri Puri Dham (8-9 July 2018 | 34 photographs, 2.9 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives at the temple of Sri Sri Nitai Chaitanyadev in Sri Puri Dham in the multitudinous company of devotees, and starts the annual parikrama of Sri Puri Dham from taking the darshan of the holy ocean, samadhi mandir of Srila Haridas Thakur and Sri Chatak Parvat.
Wed, 11 July 2018: (Day Three of Sri Puri Dham Parikrama)Give Yourself to Service
"Through service you will get the result of any effort, of any religion, and whatever result of following the fourfold social division, but our mind is very naughty. You must give your mind to Krishna, but we instead keep it in all sorts of other places. Who are you cheating? Gora knows everything."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 20 June 2017 | Bengali)
Sri Puri Dham: Day Two
(10 July 2018 | 21 photographs, 2.1 Mb)
Thu, 12 July 2018: (Day Four of Sri Puri Dham Parikrama; tomorrow is Sri Gundicha-marjan)Sri Puri Dham: Day Three (11 July 2018 | 24 photographs, 2.3 Mb)
The third day of Sri Puri Dham parikrama is spent several kilometers away from Puri, in Brahmagiri and Bhuvaneshwar, where His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes the devotees to the temples of Sri Alarnath, Sri Saksi Gopal, Sri Ananta Vasudev and Sri Lingaraj Siva.
Fri, 13 July 2018: (Day Five of Sri Puri Dham Parikrama; Sri Gundicha-marjan Mahotsav; Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandir, Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur)Sri Puri Dham: Day Five (13 July 2018 | 44 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
Photographs taken during the final day of the parikrama: devotees visit the temple of Sri Jagannathdev, Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, the house of Sri Ramananda Ray and Sri Gundicha Devi's Temple. His Divine Grace leads the devotees with an unending flow of kirtan, Hari-katha, manifesting the pastimes that the fortunate souls get to behold.
Sri Puri Dham: Day Four
(12 July 2018 | 12 photographs, 1 Mb)
In honour of Sri Gundicha Marjan:Gundicha Marjan: "Let Jagannath Come to My House"
"Another meaning of Gundicha marjan is cleaning the heart, and Mahaprabhu Himself was showing how to do it. At first He swept, then poured water and then with His own cloth, uttariya, He washed the temple. He was showing how thoroughly you must clean your heart..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 5 April 2013)
Marjan: A Seat for Bhakti Devi
In honour of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur:
Srimad Bhakti Vinodaviraha Dasakam | শ্রীমদ্ভক্তিবিনোদবিরহদশকম্
What Is Your Obstacle?
The Seventh Goswami [By Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj]
The Worship of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
In honour of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami:
Chatak Parvat and Sri Tota Gopinath Temple
Sri Gadadhar Pandit's
Life in Puri
Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami
পণ্ডিত শ্রীগদাধর গোস্বামী ["Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami," the original Bengali article]
শ্রীল ভক্তিরক্ষক শ্রীধর দেব গোস্বামী মহারাজের প্রবন্ধ: "পণ্ডিত গোস্বামী চরিত্র নিজ প্রিয়তমের উদ্দেশ্যে একটী নীরব পূর্ণ-আত্মোৎসর্গময় উপটোকন বিশেষ । লক্ষ্মীদেবীর স্কন্ধ ভিক্ষার ঝুলি দর্শনে যাঁহারা বিরোধালঙ্কারের চমৎকারিতা হৃদয়ঙ্গমে যে অপূর্ব্ব সুখাস্বাদনে সমর্থ, তাঁহারাই শ্রীমৎ পণ্ডিত গোস্বামী অপূর্ব্ব ব্যক্তিত্বের অসাধারণ মহিমা অনুভবের অধিকারী ।"
Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:
Ei-bara karuna kara |
এইবার করুণা কর
(ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
Ki-rupe paiba seva |
কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
Dhana mora nityananda |
ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
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