MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

JANUARY 2020

 

 

Wed, 1 January 2020
How Affection Develops
"Actually, some things come from sukriti, some things come from association, and some things like love and affection come through seeing others' example. It is similar to how love and affection comes within a family..."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 3 July 2013)

 

Thu, 2 January 2020
Frustrated Journey
"We must understand what is our main conception and what is our real goal. We must be careful and we must try to remove any material attachment to this world as soon as it comes otherwise some attachment can come and we will not be able to follow our heart..."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 3 July 2013)

Preaching Programme
(30 December 2019 | 14 photographs, 1.2 Mb)
Photographs from a Vaishnav-seva preaching programme attended by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj recently for the eternal benefit of the assembled souls.

 

 

Fri, 3 January 2020
Harmonising the Ego
"When I joined the mission and Gurudev gave me service, he told me first to guard the goshala and then to be the night guard of the temple. If I have ego, I will think, "Oh, what for have I come here? To be a security guard?" But I harmonised with myself..."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 3 July 2013)

Online Programme: Singapore
(1 January 2020 | 5 photographs, 0.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj grants devotees from Singapore his holy darshan bestowing his causeless mercy and nourishing Hari-katha.

 

 

Sat, 4 January 2020
Useless Independence
"We always say, 'Krishna takes care of me,' 'Krishna will certainly protect us'—but at the same time we always live independent. We always think that we can protect ourselves. That is false. We must understand and believe that only Krishna can protect us."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 4 July 2013)

 

Sun, 5 January 2020
Unconditional Service
"I promised to the Lord to serve Him, but I had forgotten about it because of the illusory environment. My guru has come to me, reminded me of it—I must surrender to him and he will engage me in the service of the Lord. That is called unconditional service."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 4 July 2013)

Preaching Programmes in Vijayawada
(2-3 January 2020 | 22 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj graces the devotees and all fortunate souls by once again placing his holy lotus feet on the land of Vijayawada to carry the divine banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to every heart, nook and cranny of this world. Sharing photographs from the first two days of the four-day preaching tour of His Divine Grace.

 

Mon, 6 January 2020 (Sri Putrada Ekadasi)
Chaste Journey
"Everybody knows what my message is, everybody knows what I want from them. I want everyone to protect Gurudev's mission, to help protect Gurudev's mission—I want everyone not to go their own way but stay in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's boat."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 4 July 2013)

Preaching Programmes in Vijayawada
(4-5 January 2020 | 21 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the South Indian preaching tour and attends several preaching programmes hosted or organised by the devotees. Sharing photographs from the last two days of the tour.

 


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" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Yogini Ekadasi
Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service

 

Tue, 7 January 2020
Main Teaching
"If you are humble, tolerant and give honour to others, then you can easily conquer devotees' hearts. In this age of Kali, people will not easily take to Krishna consciousness, but if you are humble and you have tolerance, it is good for you."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 20 July 2013)

Preaching Programmes in Vijayawada
(6 January 2020 | 7 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
Photographs from the last day in Vijayawada before His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj returns to West Bengal to continue the preaching programmes and preparations to the forthcoming festivals.

 

Wed, 8 January 2020
Danda-Bhangi Pastime
"Nityananda Prabhu says, 'If Mahaprabhu takes sannyas, why must He take the eka-danda sannyas? He can take tridanda-sannyas! If He has to teach others, He must give full teaching. Why will He take eka-danda sannyas?'"
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 20 July 2013)

 

Thu, 9 January 2020
Fighting Material Desires
"If you have even a little bit of desire for this world, it will be very difficult for you to get to the transcendental world. If you still have some material desire, you must remove it. But the question is how you can do it."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 20 July 2013)

 

 

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Receiving and Transmitting
'When your dust is removed, the magnet will immediately catch you, but when there is a lot of dust, the magnet will not work. You should listen to Hari-katha, Krishna-katha, and you must listen properly, with your mind, speech, and body.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Understanding their true nature, they no longer desire samsara, and lament, 'Why have I been serving Maya? O Krishna! I am Your servant, but I have left Your feet and become utterly ruined.”

If Gurudev tells me to get out, I will get out to make him happy, but I will come back. This kind of chastity and faith are necessary—not self interest or concern for my own happiness.

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"