MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

JUNE 2018

 

Fri, 1 June 2018:
বড় আশার বাধা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"পরমপূজ্যপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিসিদ্ধান্ত সরস্বতী ঠাকুর একটা কথা বলিয়াছেন, সেই কথারা সবসময় মনে রাখিতে হইবে । কথাগুলো মন দিয়ে শুনিবেন । এগুলো খুব গভীরের কথা, অত্যন্ত আশ্চর্য কথা । এই কথাগুলো প্রথাও বইটা লেখা নাই, এগুলা গুরুপাদপদ্ম-গুরুবর্গের মুখ থেকে শ্রবণ করা ।"

 

Sat, 2 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: "What sort of wealth makes you so rich?"
"He wears torn clothes, lives in a mud house but throws a touchstone into the sand. Nobody throws such valuable things away. No doubt he has something more valuable! I place your feet on my head desiring a particle of that wealth."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

— · Sri Ratha Yatra Pilgrimage Invitation · —

gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami
pranayi-bhakata-sange

"In the company of loving devotees, I behold all the places my Gaurasundar roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."
Dear Godbrothers and Godsisters, Devotees and Friends,
We humbly bow at your holy feet and on behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj extend a cordial invitation to please come and join the annual ten-day pilgrimage to Sri Purusottama Ksetra (Sri Jagannath Puri) that shall take place from 8 to 17 July this year.
The ten days' programme includes the parikrama and darshan of such holy places as the samadhi and bhajan kutir of Srila Haridas Thakur, Chatak Parvat (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's bhajan kutir), Sri Tota Gopinath Deity worshipped by Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami, Sri Gambhira (Kasi Misra's house where Mahaprabhu stayed), house of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, birthplace of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Srila Ramananda Ray's house and garden, Sri Gundicha Temple, Svetaganga Kunda, as well as a bus tour to Bhuvaneswar, temples of Alarnath, Sakshi Gopal, Ananta Vasudev and Sri Lingaraj (Lord Siva), and the grand annual chariot festival of Sri Baladev, Sri Subhadra and Sri Jagannathdev on 14 July 2018.
Those who wish to join the pilgrimage are humbly requested to arrive in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, before 8 July and contribute $75 to cover the travelling expenses that include a return Kolkata-Puri train ticket (second class sleeper coach), as well as a day-long bus trip to Bhuvaneshwar.

Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Address
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math,
Bidhava Ashram Road,
Gaurbat Sahi, Bidhavashram,
Puri, Pin 752001
Phone: (06752) 231413
and +91 9937479070

If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at
info.at.scsmathinternational.com


Sri Purusottam Ksetra Dham Pilgrimage, previous years:

Year 2008
(79 photos)
(7.9 Mb)

   

Year 2009
(163 photos)
(17 Mb)

   

Year 2010
(89 photos)
(11 Mb)

Year 2012
(84 photos)
(8.2 Mb)

   

Year 2014
(28 photos)
(2.5 Mb)

   

Year 2015
(45 photos)
(2.6 Mb)

Year 2016
(140+ photos)

   

Year 2017
(100+ photos)

   

 

Sun, 3 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Lord's Department
"If you keep faith in the Lord, if you think about the Lord, the Lord looks after everything. You have heard the stories of Sudama Vipra, Vidura, and others. It happened in Mahaprabhu's time also..."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 4 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 4 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Beautiful Kirtan
"We want saranagati (surrender). Always read the Saranagati kirtans—there are very beautiful kirtans in this book by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. I can remember one kirtan now, it is the most beautiful kirtan..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 5 June 2018:
Sunday Programme in Johannesburg (South Africa)
(11 photographs, 1.1 Mb | 3 June 2018)
For the pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees are sharing photographs taken during a recent weekly Sunday sankirtan and temple programme at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram in Johannesburg, the heart of South Africa.

 

Wed, 6 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Question from Ladies' Quarter
"One time, I remember I went to Russia. I gave class in the morning and in the evening, one of the sannyasis said, 'Let Acharya Maharaj take a question now.' Suddenly, all ladies stood up from their seats and one of them said..."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

Festival 'Holistico Ser Infinito' in Morelia (Mexico)
(19 photographs, 1.1 Mb | 3 June 2018)
For the pleasure of the holy Guru-varga, devotees in Morelia, Mexico, participate in a large public festival in the city, chanting the Holy Names of the Lord and preaching for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Sharing here a few glimpses of the festival and devotees' preaching activities.

 

Thu, 7 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Entering Higher Abode
"It is very hard for the people of this world to come to this path. Many people go to Vaikuntha because many people want liberation, and the abode of liberation is in Vaikuntha, but it is very difficult to cross the Viraja and enter into higher abodes."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 8 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Internal and External
"We must not live a family life, but maintain the role of householders. People can look at you and say that you are a householder, but you must not have attachment to family life or to this world in general. If you have attachment to this world, you will not get the Lord."
Download the audio (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 9 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Twisted Turn
"That is maya for you. First she shows you something sweet, then she will slowly, slowly suck your blood and finish you in the end. That is the point—when the husband dies, the wife sucks his blood, and when the wife dies then her son sucks her blood..."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 10 June 2018: (Today is Sri Parama Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is 4:56 and 7:04 a.m.)
ভক্তিজগতের পরীক্ষা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"বৈষ্ণবের ছব্বিশটা গুণ আছে । সেই গুণটা আপনার মধ্যে আছে কি না ? সেইটা আপনাদেরকে নিজেই নিজের দিকে বিচার করতে হবে । এই জগতে লোকগুলো আছে যে বলে ভক্তি জগৎ নেয় । কিন্তু সেটা কি সত্য কথা ?"

 


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)

 

Mon, 11 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Seek Shelter and Guidance
"We must always listen to favourable talks. Where will you read Bhagavatam? You must understand that Hari-katha must be listened to through Guru-parampara. The Lord Himself says, 'Give up all religions and surrender to Me, I will look after you.'"
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Kartik Pilgrimage Invitation

Most respected Vaishnavs, Devotees and Well-Wishers,

We are offering obeisance at your holy feet and extending this letter of invitation.

Continuing the tradition of the annual 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 an extensive two-and-a-half weeks' tour of Dwaraka, Mathura, Vrindavan and Govardhan from 29 October 2018 to 16 November 2018. It is His Divine Grace's earnest and express desire that anyone wishing to join this Parikrama is most welcome to come.

The schedule of the Parikrama:

  • 29 October (Mon) — train Kolkata (Howrah)-Dwaraka.
  • 30 October–3 November — parikrama of the holy places in Dwaraka.
    • 2 November (Fri) — grand festival of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's appearance (will be observed in Dwaraka).
  • 3–15 November — Govardhan and Vrindavan.
    • First, travelling to Govardhan via Mathura, parikrama of Sri Govardhan Dham.
    • 8 November (Thu) — grand festival of Sri Govardhan Puja (Govardhan).
    • After Sri Govardhan Puja festival, travelling to Sri Vrindavan Dham; parikrama of Sri Vrindavan Dham and the holy places nearby.
  • 15 November (Thu) — night train from Mathura to Kolkata.
  • 16 November (Fri) — arriving in Kolkata (Howrah) in the afternoon.

Those who wish to join the holy parikrama are humbly requested to get in touch with us via any of the email addresses below. The total cost to be contributed towards the tour is $200, which includes all travel and accommodation expenses during the tour.

We pray that you find an opportunity to bless us with your association.

Dates
29 October 2018-16 November 2018
Contact address
scsmath.office-at-gmail.com
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 

 

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The Power to See a Vaishnav
'Our eyes are always covered with the dust of the mundane. so we have no quality and qualification to recognise a Vaishnav, but one can only recognise a Vaishnav through Gurudev—Gurudev has so much power, and when that power is transferred to somebody, it can do many things.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Brother, do not converse with women, even in dreams.”

If you take initiation, it does not mean there is a relation—a heart to heart
connection is necessary.

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