MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

AUGUST 2019

 

 

Thu, 1 August 2019: (Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance festival)
Our Hope, Prayer, and Promise
"We must promise on this day that we must stay in Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Mission, Chaitanya Saraswat Math and all of its branches, we must keep connection with his Mission and we must engage ourselves in the service to his Mission. We must also promise one more thing on this day..."
Download the audio (7.1 Mb, 20 min | 20 July 2012)

News from Kolkata: Observing Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Festival
(1 August 2019 | 18 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
By his divine wish and desire, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chooses to observe this supremely auspicious day quietly and solemnly at the Sevak Bhavan of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Krishnanushilana Sangha in Kolkata amongst the fortunate devotees staying and serving there at present. Sharing photographs from the class and the rest of the programme.

 

~ Pranam-mantra ~

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

"I offer my obeisance unto my lord, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, whose speech is most pleasing; whose divine form is adorned with garments the colour of the newly-risen sun; who is an abode of intense, ecstatic devotion; who is the sadhus' sole choice; who is an ocean of renunciation and knowledge; who is a treasure-house of perfect conclusions; who is resplendent with pure devotion; who is the best of Srila Saraswati Thakur's followers; who is the giver of all good; who is the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis; and who is my sole shelter."

 

From previous updates:

Exalted, Esteemed, and Inimitable
"We have no quality or qualification to glorify Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. He is a super personality. Srila Sridhar Maharaj conquered, possessed the heart of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur through his service and devotion."
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 10 min | 26 July 2014)

Do Not Compromise with Maya
"So many problems came in their time, and they did not back off—they spoke the truth; but we are ready to compromise our principles—we compromise what Mahaprabhu teaches us with other things. Srila Sridhar Maharaj saw a big dream that Mahaprabhu's proper conception would be preached all over the world by Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and that is happening now. We must not surrender to maya."
Download the audio (3.8 Mb, 11 min | 7 June 2019)

What Is Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Its Distinctions
In honour of the anniversary of establishing Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we are presenting an exquisite and profoundly fundamental chapter from Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's book Guidance, Volume 3, dwelling on the mission and distinctive characteristics of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Festival of Solemn Service
"Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance festival is coming soon and all over the world devotees are making some ceremony on this day. No actual disciple wants to see their Gurudev's disappearance day—it is about the love and affection, about a good connection between the Guru and the disciple..."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 28 July 2011)

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)

The Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came in this world to rescue us, and he created our Guru—by his grace we have got shelter of our bona fide Guru. So, we must worship his lotus feet."
Download the audio (7.6 Mb, 22 min | 22 October 2011)

 


Suggested kirtans:

 
Sri Guru Parampara kirtan
Arati kirtan
Guru-vandana
Pancha-tattva-vandana
Vaishnava-vandana
Srila Prabhupad's kirtan
Nityananda-vandana
Mahaprabhu-vandana
Radha-Krsna-vandana
Viraha-giti
Closing
Vandana
Krsna haite chatur-mukha
Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
Sri Gurvastakam
Saranagati kirtan
Thakura vaisnava-gana
Sujanarvuda-radhita
Nitai gunamani amara
Emona durmati
Radhe Radhe Govinda
Ye anila prema-dhana
Sri Rupa Manjari-pada
Hari haraye nama krsna
Hare Krishna maha-mantra
বন্দনা
কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’
শ্রীগুর্ব্বষ্টকম্
শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য প্রভু
ঠাকুর বৈষ্ণবগণ
সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং
নিতাই গুণমণি আমার
এমন দুর্ম্মতি
রাধে রাধে গোবিন্দ
যে আনিল প্রেমধন
শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ
হরি হরয়ে নমঃ কৃষ্ণ

 


Autobiography of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila Guru Maharaj's extensive recollections of his childhood and youth, as well as the coming to the lotus feet of his Gurudev and later on starting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 


Photo Album: (35 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
A collection of selected photographs of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now added to the archive of photographs.

 

 


This day in 2013 (Bengali):
• Morning Bengali class of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
(Download, 13.8 Mb, 40 min)
• Morning kirtans:
(Download, 15.9 Mb, 47 min)
• Noon class of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj (includes a ten-minute archive recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Bengali lecture at the end):
(Download, 11.5 Mb, 34 min)

 

Fri, 2 August 2019:
"They Cannot Steal Our Hearts"
"People in this world want money, things, this, and that, they always search for material things, but we are not like that. They want to enjoy Krishna's things, but devotees always enjoy their practice. That is the main thing."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 1 August 2019)

 

Sat, 3 August 2019:
Brief History
"Soon after Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's disappearance in 1937, Srila Sridhar Maharaj also left Chaitanya Math in Mayapur, empty-handed, wearing only his clothes. Feeling very sad, he went to Vrindavan and stayed in Pavan Sarovar..."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 9 min | 1 August 2019)

Golden Reflections
Published in 1992 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, the book presents a series of reflections of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on how the Math was founded and developed over the course of time, as well as affectionate guidance for the practitioners on how to proceed in their spiritual life.

 

Sun, 4 August 2019:
Pure Rupanuga-Dhara
"Actually, anyone can manage a temple, but who did Srila Prabhupad make his acharya (successor) from within his heart? Who could preach the pure conception? Who was the pure Rupanuga-dhara?"
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 1 August 2019)

 

Mon, 5 August 2019:
At Ultadanga and Godavari
"When Srila Sridhar Maharaj joined in 1926, Srila Prabhupad was staying at Ultadanga. Srila Sridhar Maharaj had passed his Bachelor degree and got admitted to a law college, when one day he got some message that a great sadhu was giving lectures at Ultadanga."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 1 August 2019)

 

Tue, 6 August 2019:
Supreme Fortune and Earnest Prayer
"I am praying to Srila Guru Maharaj and Srila Gurudev, 'Wherever you are, you can see all the situation. What is your desire? Your desire is not that they occupy the building, your desire is to preach Sri Rupa-Raghunath katha all over the world, but how will you fulfil your desire?'"
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 1 August 2019)

 

Wed, 7 August 2019:
At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan
"You all know what place we have come to. This is Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan, it is a very important place. What happened at this place? Who revealed this temple here? Try to remember this sambandha-jnana (knowledge of relation)."
Download the audio (6.8 Mb, 19 min | 18 March 2019 | Incl. Kirtan)

শ্রীল ভক্তি রক্ষক শ্রীধর দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজের তিরোভাব-মহোৎসব (১ অগাস্ট, ২০১৯)
(ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"অসুরগুল সব কিছু চুরি করে নিয়ে গেছে কিন্তু তারা আমাদের হৃদয় চুরি করতে পারে না, আমাদের যে প্রচারের ধারা, তারা সেটা চুরি করতে পারবে না ! আমি আজকে এই প্রার্থনা শ্রীগুরুদেবের কাছে রাখছি—হে গুরু মহারাজ, আমার তোমার গুণ-কীর্তন করার সামর্থ্য নেই ; তোমার অযোগ্য সেবক হয়ে তুমি আমাকে এই দায়িত্ব, এই সিংহাসান দিয়ে দিয়েছ আর আমি সব সময় সুখে-দুঃখে তোমারই চিন্তা করি । আমার আর কোন বাসনা নেই । আমি তোমার কাছে আবার পুনরায় ক্ষমা প্রার্থনা করি—আমাকে কত সহ্য ক্ষমতা আছে দেখার জন্য তুমি আমাকে বারবার পরীক্ষা করছ এবং আমি তোমার কাছে আরো ধৈর্যের পরীক্ষা নিতে রাজি আছি কিন্তু হে প্রভু তুমি আমাকে চরণ ছাড়া কর না ।"
Download the audio (8.7 Mb, 25 min | 1 August 2019 | Bengali)

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Kartik Pilgrimage Invitation · —

Most respected Vaishnavs, Devotees, and Well-Wishers,

We are offering our humble obeisance at your holy lotus feet and extending this letter of invitation on the order of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Continuing the tradition of the annual holy Kartik month pilgrimages from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math started in 1950s by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj for the service and pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the current Successor President and Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, is organising a two-week tour of Mathura, Vrindavan and Govardhan, including a brief visit to Jaipur, from 25 October 2019 (Friday) to 8 November 2019 (Friday) (starting off from Howrah station, Kolkata). His Divine Grace extends his earnest open invitation to anyone wishing to join the devotees on this holy Parikrama.

We pray that you may bless us with your presence and enhance thus this holy tour.

Dates
25 October 2019—8 November 2019
Contact email address
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 

Thu, 8 August 2019:
At Sri Madhai Ghat
"Continuing our parikrama, we have now come to Madhai ghat. We have never come to this place before, but because we crossed the Ganges earlier today we are able to come here. The Ganga used to flow here—if you go a little further, there will be Barokona ghat and then Yogapith."
Download the audio (5.7 Mb, 16 min | 18 March 2019 | Incl. Kirtan)

 

Fri, 9 August 2019:
At Sri Yogapith
"By the mercy of Srila Gurudev, we have come here to Sri Yogapith. This is the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This place is in Antardwip. The whole of Nabadwip is an eight petal lotus flower—there are eight islands situated on outside as petals and Antardwip is in the middle of the lotus as its core."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | 18 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 10 August 2019:
At Srivas Angan
"Some of you are thinking, 'Oh, all temples are now closed because we have come late,' but this is not so—when we come, we come to pay our obeisance, and the Lord can understand, the Lord can see that we have come to pay obeisance at His feet..."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 9 min | 18 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 11 August 2019: (Sri Pavitraropani Ekadasi)
At Sri Chaitanya Math
"Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur brought this spotless moon, Srila Prabhupad, to this world, and to this day, Prabhupad's disciples and the disciples of his disciples are preaching about the Lord all over the world, they go begging door to door to rescue fallen souls like us."
Download the audio (5 Mb, 14 min | 18 March 2019 | Incl. kirtan)

Kirtan at Sri Jagannath Mandir (Mayapur)
His Divine Grace chants 'He deva bhavantam vande' and kirtan during the arati of Lord Jagannath, Baladev, and Subhadra at Sri Dham Mayapur.
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 18 March 2019 | Kirtan)

 

Sri Hari Smaran Month

12 August (Mon) Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Gauridas Pandit
15 August (Thu) Appearance of Lord Baladev
23 August (Fri) Appearance of Lord Sri Krishna (Janmastami)
24 August (Sat) Sri Nandotsav, Appearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad
5 September (Thu) Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi
6 September (Fri) Appearance of Srimati Radharani (Sri Radhastami)
10 September (Tue) Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami, Lord Vamanadev
11 September (Wed) Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
12 September (Thu) Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur

 


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

 

 

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Friendship, Offences,
Chastity, Dependance
Is friendship possible? Why do we lose enthusiasm? How does affection come? How to please Gurudev? How to preach to new people on the street? How to awake chastity and surrender?

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“O intelligent soul, take shelter at Gora's feet. What other sadhu or Guru is there besides Gora?”

If you practise, do service, everything, but have another desire in your heart,
any time you can fall down. You cannot get entrance.

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