MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

MAY 2017

 

Mon, 1 May 2017:
This Is Your Medicine, Take It
"So, I am praying to everybody—Mahaprabhu brought Harinam-sankirtan, this is your medicine, take it. If you take this medicine, you will be rescued from this world. When you get a good doctor and good medicine, your disease will be removed. How is it possible?"
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 4 min | 22 January 2012)

 

Tue, 2 May 2017: (Sri Ganga Puja day)
আমার শোচন (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"এই জগতের পিতা, মাতা, ভাই, বোন, এইসব সম্বন্ধ দুদিনের সম্বন্ধ কিন্তু গুরুর সঙ্গে শিষ্যের সম্বন্ধটা হয়েছে জন্ম-জন্ম-অন্তরের সম্বন্ধ । সেইটা যে বুঝতে না পারে, সে সত্যিকারের গুরু হতে পারে না, সে সত্যিকারের শিষ্য হতে পারে না । এটা সবসময় আপনাদের মনে রাখতে হবে ।"

 

Wed, 3 May 2017:
Devotion to Devotees
"You must serve the devotees. Gurudev said, 'If you serve devotees, Krishna will come and serve you.' Why is it necessary to take initiation, why is it necessary to take a Guru? Why do we go to the temple?"
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 22 January 2012)

 

Thu, 4 May 2017:
Priceless Wealth
"Many years ago, there was one brahmin who worshipped Lord Siva. One day, Lord Siva became very happy with his meditation and asked him, 'What do you want?' The brahmin said, 'I want some money'"...
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 22 January 2012)

 

Fri, 5 May 2017:
Captured by Heart, Not Kartals
"You know that Radharani did not study at Cambridge or Oxford University—simply through service, through chanting, She captured the heart of Krishna. When you go to Goloka Vrindavan, there will be no kartals, no mridanga, only clapping and chanting."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 22 January 2012)

 

Sat, 6 May 2017: (Sri Mohini Ekadasi)
Power of Surrender—and Faith
"The Lord can change everything. You think something is impossible, but nothing is impossible, anything can happen. But it all depends upon your faith. If you have the strongest faith and you surrender fully, then you will get a real benefit."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 22 January 2012)


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..."

 

Sun, 7 May 2017: (Sri Ekadasi paran is 5:05-9:24 a.m.)
Initiation—Surrender of Heart
"If somebody wants to take this Holy Name, I am ready—Gurudev gave me this position to serve you all. It is not necessary to bring money, you can bring a few fruits, this is sufficient. We are not asking anyone for money—we are asking for your love and affection."
Download the audio (4.6 Mb, 14 min | 22 Jan. 2012 | Class + Kirtan)

 

Mon, 8 May 2017: (Sri Nrisingha Chaturdasi adhivas, tomorrow is fast till sunset)
Festival of the Lord—for the Lord
His Divine Grace speaking on the adhivas of Sri Nrisingha chaturdasi in 2015: "You have all come here to observe this festival tomorrow. Amidst so many things you have come here thinking about the Lord. You have been planning it, you have been thinking about it..."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 9 May 2017: (Appearance of Lord Nrisinghadev: fast till dusk, then no grains)
ito nrsimha parato nrsimho
yato yato yami tato nrsimhah
bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho
nrsimham adim saranam prapadye
"Nrsimha is here, Nrsimha is there—Nrsimha is wherever I go. Nrsimha is outside, Nrsimha is within my heart. I am surrendered unto that primeval Lord Nrsimha."
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Perfect Attitude To Nrisinghadev
"I heard it directly from the lotus mouth of Gurudev, and these are very important and confidential words. You must listen to it with your heart because you cannot understand Nrisinghadev teachings with your common intelligence..."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 20 May 2016 | Bengali)

শ্রীনৃসিংহদেবের কথা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আজকে খুবি শুভ দিন—ভগবান শ্রীনৃসিংহদেবের আবির্ভাব তিথি । ভক্তকে রক্ষা করবার জন্য ভগবান আবির্ভূত হয়েছেন আজকে দিনে..."

 


From the archive:

Lord Nrisinghadev's Pastime
"Today is a very auspicious day, today is Lord Nrisinghadev's appearance day—the Lord appeared in this world on this day to protect His devotee..."
Download the audio (9.1 Mb, 23 min | 3 May 2015, Bengali class)

Lord Nrisinghadev
"'Please, remove the obstacles to pure devotion and bad elements from our society'—that is our only prayer to Lord Nrisinghadev."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 5 may 2012)

Using / Serving
"You cannot use Nrisinghadev for your own purpose or benefit—you must serve Nrisinghadev. We must give something to our Guru and the devotees, we should not take so much from our Guru or take anything from the devotees..."
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SONG: Sri Dasavatar Stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
"O Hari! O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! You have assumed a half-man, half-lion form! All glory to You! You ripped apart the bee-like body of Hiranyakasipu with the amazingly sharp nails of Your beautiful lotus hands."

শ্রীশ্রীনৃসিংহ-চতুর্দ্দশী (১৯৯০ সাল)
শ্রীল ভক্তিসুন্দর গোবিন্দ দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজ ভগবানের লীলা আর মহিমা বর্ণনা করছেন এবং শ্রীমদ্ভাগবতম্ থেকে পড়ছেন ।
(Extensive Bengali lecture of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, spoken in May 1990, describing the Pastimes of the Lord in His form of Sri Nrsimhadev and reading from Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 7)
Download the audio (27.5 Mb, 81 min)

 

Wed, 10 May 2017: (Paran is 5:03-9:23 a.m.; appearance of Lord Buddha, Srinivas Acharya)
Lord's Care For His Devotee
"The Lord comes whenever His devotee calls for Him. To protect His devotee, the Lord took the form of Nrisingha—when it comes to protecting His devotees, the Lord does not remain idle."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

 

Thu, 11 May 2017: (Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj)
Simple and Exclusive Process
"The Lord has given such an easy process—you do not need to meditate, you do not need to make sacrifice, you do not need to do Deity worship—you can get the Lord if you simply chant the Holy Name."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 12 May 2017:
Lord's Reciprocation
"...Such is the nature of service to the Lord. It is necessary to accept the teachings, the conception of Mahaprabhu. You all should read Siksastaka carefully, read about Mahaprabhu's conception."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 13 May 2017:
Control Your Urges
What are the urges? How to control them? "Tongue always wants to eat so many things, and the Lord gave us the remedy. If you want to get the Lord, you must understand the siddhanta (conception), you must accept and follow the rules and regulations."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 14 May 2017:
World of Faith and Humility
"For those who have faith, there exists a world of devotion. Faith can be acquired by sadhu-sanga, good association. If you have good association, if you accept the conception and practices of Mahaprabhu, you will get supreme benefit."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 15 May 2017:
Surrender—Can We Do It?
"We hear this, but can we do it? We do what we want. Gurudev tells us to do one thing, and we do the opposite. Following the whims of your mind on pretence of doing service is not service. Without following your Guru you will get nothing—you will get no result."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 4 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 16 May 2017: (Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray)
Nurture Your Practice
"If you come to this line of service to the Lord and do not practise properly, you will not get any result. Practice is the main thing. You must make your family Krishna's family and give up what is unwanted and unfavourable."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

 

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

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: 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: 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?"

 

Wed, 17 May 2017:
Service Mood Brings Service Joy
"If you serve realising that this kind of service fulfils your Gurudev's desire and you feel pleasure and happiness coming to your mind and heart, then you can understand that your service mood is proper."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 8 min | 22 July 2012)

 

Thu, 18 May 2017:
Bread of Life
"When I see people working so hard outside only for their food, I become sad. I am praying for everybody—try to understand how valuable this human life. You cannot even imagine how valuable this life is. If we lose this life on some other job, it will be bad for everybody."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 22 July 2012)

 

Fri, 19 May 2017:
Service to Tulasi
"If you can take care of your children, why can you not take care of Tulasi? Krishna knows everything, He is merciful, and He will remove your offence, but you must always cry, 'Prabhu, I do not know how to serve You! I am doing what I can, and if it is Your wish, You can take my service...' This is the service mood."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 22 July 2012)

 

Sat, 20 May 2017: (Krishna navami. Remembering the passing away of Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu)
To Be or Not to Be—No Such Question
"Death is not a better option, it is actually worse for you. If we have service to Krishna, then we must engage ourselves in His service—why should we die? Krishna sends us here to serve Him, so we must chant His Name, we must serve Him."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 22 July 2012)

 


In honour of Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu:

On passing away of Sripad Santosh Prabhu
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's written statement addressing the worldwide devotee community, in relation to the passing away of Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu, written on 2 June 2016.

Vaishnav-Seva in Honour of Sripad Santosh Prabhu
(40 photographs, 2.1 Mb)
Photographs taken on 9 June 2016 during the Vaishnav festival held in honour of Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu at Sri Nabadwip Dham in the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Photo Album: In Honour of Sripad Santosh Prabhu
(45 photographs, 5.3 Mb)
A dedicated photo album prepared in memory and honour of Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu whose glories devotees remember and worship today all over the world.

 

Gaudiya Darshan: The Wonderful Nature of the Vaisnava
"There is no doubt that our Guru is supreme in our life, but the Vaisnava is also not less than that. The Vaisnava can give us Krsna. Guru always lives on a higher level of honour, but the Vaisnava is the general helper for the conditioned soul. The Vaisnava's position is very merciful for the conditioned soul. The Vaisnavas also very affectionately try to help each other..." >>>

 

Sun, 21 May 2017:
Sharing, Shunning, and Shirking
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj answers questions about Srimad Bhakti Vinodaviraha Dasakam, detachment, and remembers naughty childhood pastimes.
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 22 July 2012)

 

 

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Festival: Vision and Focus
'Gurudev's disappearance festival means Vaishnav seva. Vaishnav is the main focus for us. Appearance and disappearance look different, but following Vaishnavs' vision we think that on these two tithis Gurudev always takes worships from us.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Give up attachment to material activity and endeavours based on knowledge and yoga. Avoid 'monkey renunciation', in which there is only bodily enjoyment.”

Going to be bed at 10 p.m. and waking up at 4-4:30 a.m. is sufficient for one's health.

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