MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

OCTOBER 2019

 

 

Tue, 1 October 2019:
Sri Guru: More than Lord
"Guru is called a holy embodiment of the Lord's mercy. You all worship or serve the Lord, but you will not get direct love and affection from the Lord. Because the Lord cannot give you direct mercy, He sends His close associate in the form of a Guru to this world."
Download the audio (3.6 Mb, 10 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 2 October 2019:
Guidance, Issue #20 (EPUB file, 1.2 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 July to September 2019. 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 well over a thousand lectures spoken by His Divine Grace, are available for download from the Library section of the website.

Sripad B.N. Shanta Maharaj and Sripad B.V. Muni Maharaj's Recent Preaching Tour
(August-September 2019 | 65 photographs, 4.4 Mb)
Placing the blessings and foot dust of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj on their heads, Sripad Bhakti Niskam Shanta Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Vijnan Muni Maharaj undertake an extensive preaching tour throughout Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Manipur states of India participating in numerous scientific and devotional programmes striving to carry the banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to the heart of every jiva soul for their eternal spiritual benefit. On this page we are fortunate to share a few glimpses from the preaching activities of Their Holinesses.

Leaving Tarakeswar
(30 September 2019 | 10 photographs, 0.8 Mb)
The next day after the grand festival, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leaves Tarakeswar Temple to return to others services and pastimes. Arriving in Kolkata, His Divine Grace gives an online evening class for the worldwide devotees.

 

Thu, 3 October 2019:
Intimate Service Mood
"Many are scared to speak to Gurudev, but what is there to be scared about? Are you afraid of the one whose shelter you have taken? Gurudev is called the centre, the very heart of the disciple. This is our line."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 4 October 2019:
On Lord's Order
"Whatever austerity comes, throw your happiness away, forget your own happiness or sadness and serve the Lord. The Lord has kept me alive, and you have all come here, you are giving me your blessing, then I am getting one more year of life."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Nrisingha Palli—Hapaniya—Sundarpur—Ekachakra—Kandi
(2 October 2019 | 28 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Accompanied by a group of devotees from Russia and Malaysia, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math branches to supervise the services, construction and nourish the devotees' hearts.

Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav Celebration in Quito, Ecuador
(29 September 2019 | 38 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Sharing photographs of devotees celebrate His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's divine appearance day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Quito, Ecuador.

 

 

Sat, 5 October 2019:
Unswerving Devotion
"I will tell you some examples of Guru-seva. There cannot be anything more important in your life than this. You must always remember this, then you will get supreme benefit. I always pray to the Lord that you may get relief from the illusory environment and come to serve the Lord."
Download the audio (4.8 Mb, 14 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Sri Vyasa Puja Celebration in Quezon, Philippines
(29 September 2019 | 3 photographs, 0.2 Mb)
Sharing photographs of devotees celebrate His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's divine appearance day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math center in Quezon, the Philippines.

 

 

Sun, 6 October 2019:
Great Advantage of Guru-Seva
"There are sixty-four devotional practices, and Prahlad Maharaj said among all those devotional practices Guru-seva has more importance. You must listen to what I am saying carefully. Remember it."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

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Mon, 7 October 2019:
Laws of Spiritual Kingdom
"When you aspire to enter Vrindavan's kingdom, you must apply for the visa at Radharani's lotus feet. When you get Her stamp of approval, then you can get the darshan of Vrindavan; and Radharani is Gurudev himself, so when you get his seal, then you can enter that domain."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

Great news : GRAN NOTICIA | 'Guía Espiritual' en Español
By the mercy of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and tireless affectionate service of His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Nandan Sadhu Maharaj, Guidance Volume 3 has been translated into Spanish and is now available for purchase all over the world in the online bookstore of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 

 

More of auspicious news | Третий том «Наставлений»
By the causeless mercy and blessing of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, Guidance Volume 3 has been translated now into Russian and is now available for online reading or download.
По беспричинной милости и с благословения Шри Гурупадападмы Ом Вишнупада Шрилы Бхакти Нирмала Ачарьи Махараджа закончен перевод третьего тома «Наставлений» на русский язык. Это сокровище беспрецедентной сиддханты теперь доступно для чтения и скачивания.

 

 

Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's books at ONLINE BOOKSTORE


Guidance 1

Guidance 2

Guidance 3

Guidance 3
ESPAÑOL
 

Sri Upadesh 1
(Bengali)

Sri Upadesh 2
(Bengali)

Sri Upadesh 3
(Bengali)

Sri Puri Dham
Mahatmya-mukta-mala

(Bengali)

All these books, as well as other publication from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, are available for purchase at our main temples in India, as well as online from any country all over the world. All online orders are sent from Kolkata, India.
Should you have any enquiries, we will be happy to assist: info.at.scsmathinternational.com


Also available ONLINE in Russian (Электронные книги)

«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 1
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«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 2
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«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 3
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Сборники лекций для чтения на мобильных устройствах и offline:
«Наставления», выпуск №1
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«Наставления», выпуск №2
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Tue, 8 October 2019: (Lord Ramachandra's Vijya Utsav; Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya)
Service to Guru: Abode of Benediction
"Those who fail to practise various devotional practices very quickly attain all perfection just by serving their Guru. Those who are fortunate can embrace this in their hearts—if you are always busy trying to make your Guru happy, you can attain perfection in this very life."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Sri Vyasa Puja Celebration in Sri Puri Dham
(29 September 2019 | 4 photographs, 0.3 Mb)
Sharing a few glimpses of the Vaishnavs assembled to observe and honour His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's divine appearance day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Sri Puri Dham, Odisha.

Outdoors Preaching in the Philippines
(5 October 2019 | 7 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
For the divine pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, Ratnanabha Prabhu and Ishani Devi Dasi go out to the market at Mapulang Lupa, Bulacan, to raise awareness of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math among the Filipinos.

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA: Chapter Fifteen
"Madhva Acharya also stayed here with his disciples for some time as a resident of the Dham. When Gaurangasundar mercifully revealed His most enchanting form to Madhva Acharya in a dream, He smilingly said to Madhva Acharya, 'Everyone knows that you are My eternal servant. When I appear in Nabadwip, I will follow your lineage.'"

 

Wed, 9 October 2019: (Sri Papankusha Ekadashi)
Supreme Desire of Supreme Lord
"You want to enjoy so much, but the Lord wants to enjoy with you all together and His desire is millions times stronger. That is why the Lord sends His associates to this world who come to engage you in the service of Lord and send You back to the Lord. We sit here amidst illusion and think, 'I want more,' But how much is your capacity to enjoy?"
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Book Fair Preaching in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata
(4-8 October 2019 | 31 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
For the divine pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees run a five-day preaching marathon outside Sevak Bhavan in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, taking advantage of the ubiquitous Durga Puja festival that annually engulfs Kolkata.

Sri Ekadasi Programme in Vijayawada and Bihar
(9 October 2019 | 5 photographs, 0.4 Mb)
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava. They are the mother of devotion." Photographs taken during the Nama-hatta programme held by devotees in South India and Bihar for the pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 


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

 

Thu, 10 October 2019:
Entering Gurudev's Family
"Gurudev stretches his hand to you, but why do you not accept his hand? Gurudev calls out, 'Come, come! Come to my family!' Unless you enter this family, your anarthas will never leave you even if you chant millions of Holy Names with offences."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Visiting Kalna and Nrisingha Palli
(8 October 2019 | 20 photographs, 1.3 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes devotees to the Ladies' Ashram in Kalna and visits Sri Nrisingha Palli where much of the top floor's interior wall painting has been done by now and the works are continuing steadily towards completion.

 


In honour of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami:

Raghunath Das Goswami's Path
"We have no qualification to serve the Vaishnavs. If we do not got mercy from Vaishnavs, we cannot get service from the Vaishnavs. That is why we always make Vaishnavs' disappearance festivals and remember such days."
Download (3.7 Mb, 9 min | 8 October 2011)

Highest Designation
"We do not want to be a master, we do not want to be a Guru—we want to be a servant of the servant. This is the most important thing in our spiritual life. If we can become a servant of a Vaishnav, that is the highest, that is the best qualification..."
Download (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 8 October 2011)

Raghunath Das Goswami's Pastimes: Nectar of Devotion
"In Mahaprabhu's time, and even after that, everybody wanted to be a servant. Das Goswami Prabhu, Jiva Goswami Prabhu, and others, were all servants. If you hear about Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's pastimes you will get nectar."
Download (1.8 Mb, 4 min | 8 October 2011)

Humble and Chaste Service
"Wherever they are living now, we only want them to allow us to serve their associates, associates of our Gurudev, and our Guru. We do not want to enter their party, but we only want their service as a dog..."
Download (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 8 October 2011)

Bhukti, Mukti, Bhakti
What is mukti and what is bhakti? His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, Chapters 8 and 10, noting the exceptional character of devotion of Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami and Srila Raghunath Das Goswami.
Download the audio (8 Mb, 17 min | 6 November 2010)

Two Oceans of Pastimes
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking about the glories and pastimes of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami on their disappearance day.
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 9 min | 5 October 2014)

Wholehearted Engagement
"This day is a day of Vaishnav seva. Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu taught us what must be the quality of a Vaishnav and what must be the quality of your practising. What Das Goswami Prabhu showed, how he himself practised, is an example for us."
Download (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 9 October 2011)

 


Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs' name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where has Advaita Acharya gone? Where are my Svarup, Rupa, Sanatan? Where is my Raghunath? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?"

 

Fri, 11 October 2019:
Trade Secrets of Krishna Consciousness
"If one is to come to Vraja Krishna, one must imbibe the mood of Vraja. What does it mean to get the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu? If you can attract and give joy to Nitaichand with your kirtan, then you will feel taste and joy chanting kirtan—then you can get Radha-Krishna."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 12 October 2019:
Exposing Core of Disciple's Heart
"You do not enter into a relationship with the Guru just by taking a mantra from him. If you have love and affection for your Guru, then you have some relationship with your Guru, then your journey up the ladder of devotion has begun."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 


 

—: INVITATION :—
Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Appearance Festival

Dear Devotees, Vaishnavs, and Well-Wishers,

On behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the Sevaite-President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we are bowing down at your holy feet and extending an invitation to join us in Sripat Hapaniya Dham on the occasion of the grand festival in honour of the holy appearance day of our supremely worshippable Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the founder and eternal guardian of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that falls on 22 October 2019 (Tuesday) this year.

The celebration of the festival starts at 4:30 a.m. with the morning arati of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu, followed by Nagar-sankirtan in the holy Sri Hapiniya Dham, and then, from 9 a.m., special lectures from the holy mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma, as well as the assembled venerable Vaishnavs, kirtans, offerings of glorification and flowers, bhoga offering, prasad distribution.

We shall feel obliged to have the kind company of you and your friends for this celebration to enhance this great festival in Sripat Hapaniya Dham or at any of our centres in India, as well as branches worldwide as per your convenience.

Date & Time:
22 October 2019 (Tuesday)
(4:30) 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Address:
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram,
Village Hapaniya,
District of Burdwan, W.Bengal
Mobile phone (Bengali): 8967719158 / 9733402601

Some preparations that are known to be favourite to His Divine Grace include: natural orange juice (with just a little sugar), cholar dahl (split chickpea dal), alu bhaja (deep-fried potato), muri, puri/luchi with alu bhaja, aloo dum, samosa, pineapple chutney, puspanna, chaunsa mango.

Make the Festival, with Heart and Soul
"I am telling to everyone who is staying in the temple, to every centre: you must make a festival for Srila Sridhar Maharaj. If you want to show that you want to serve Srila Sridhar Maharaj, then make a good festival on this day."
or Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 15 July 2012)

 

Sun, 13 October 2019:
Core of Mission's Heart
"If you take life away, is there any value in the body? The same is true for our spiritual life—if you remove Guru from your spiritual life, you remove life from your body. If you remove service to the Lord from a temple, this temple loses its very life."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Visiting Sri Nrisingha Palli
(11/12 October 2019 | 20 photographs, 0.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple to check on the commenced tiling works and the continuing painting works on the new floor above nat mandir and the outbuilding toilets.

Visiting Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(11/12 October 2019 | 20 photographs, 1 Mb)
As the festival of the divine appearance of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is coming soon, His Divine Grace visits Sripat Hapaniya Dham Temple to check on the painting works and make sure everything is getting ready for the grand festival in less than two weeks.

 


In honour of Sri Damodar/Kartik Month:

Damodar Month
"This Kartik month (Damodar month) is Krishna's dearmost month. There is Radha-Damodar temple near our Vrindavan temple and every Kartik we go for parikrama in Vrindavan. This year also we have a great wish to start Vrindavan parikrama in Damodar month."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 25 October 2018)

Damodarastakam
"We sing Damodarastakam about the pastimes of the Lord written by Satyavrata Muni every Kartik month. That is a very important song in our spiritual life."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 25 October 2018)

Attend to Kirtan—Attain Kirtan
"Who can understand these songs? We cannot even understand 'trnad api sunichena...' then can we proceed to the other songs? If we want to chant the Name of Krishna, then we must become like this—trnad api sunichena...—as we sing in this kirtan."
Download (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 7 November 2012 | Bengali)

 

Kartik Month Kirtans:
Following the tradition established at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, after the regular morning and evening kirtans, the following kirtans are chanted every day:

Morning:
Damodarastakam
"To the Supreme Lord, whose form is the embodiment of eternal existence, knowledge, and bliss, whose shark-shaped earrings are swinging to and fro, who is beautifully shining in the divine realm of Gokula, who is quickly running from the wooden grinding mortar in fear of Mother Yasoda, but who has been caught from behind by her who ran after Him with greater speed—to that Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I offer my humble obeisances."
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Sri Sriman Mahaprabhur Sata-Nama (nadiya-nagare nitai)
"In the towns and villages of Nadia, Lord Nityananda ecstatically dances and sings these names of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: Lord Chaitanya is the beloved son of Jagannath Misra; He is Mahaprabhu, the great master, protector, and maintainer of the whole world...."
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Sri Krsner Vimsottara-sata-Nama-Sankirtana (nagare nagare gora gay)
"From village to village Lord Gaura sings these names of Sri Krishna: Krishna is the baby who feeds on the breast of Mother Yasoda. He is the son of Maharaj Nanda, dark blue like and indra-nila gem, and the life of the residents of Vraja."
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Evening:
Sri Sri Siksastakam
"If you aspire to chant the Name of Krishna, then, with great care, become qualified to do so. Give up your false ego, and always consider yourself lower than grass, poor, needy, and mean. Practise tolerance like a tree..."
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Enthusiasm for Service:
the Yajna-Patnis
'One of the qualities that are favourable to devotion is enthusiasm. 'Oh, when will the day come? When will the day come? When will I do my service? When will I go to the temple?'—this kind of enthusiasm, utsaha, is necessary to have.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Gora Ray says to both householders and renunciants, 'Brothers, see to it that a day does not pass without chanting the Name.'”

If I can acquire these kinds of qualities (humility, tolerance, and giving honour to others),
then if I chant the Holy Name, offences will be removed from my heart. Otherwise not.

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