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2009

 

 

13 August 2009
"Tell me about Krishna!"
"Today is the adhivas of Sri Krishna Janmastami, it is a very good day and we must tell something about Krishna's pastimes. Who knows Krishna? Only Krishna's parsad (associate), can understand Krishna's lila."
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Dear and Dearmost
"Today we are speaking about some of Krishna's childhood pastimes. We can actually get Krishna's mercy only through devotees. We always first take shelter of our Guru's lotus feet because otherwise, without this shelter, we cannot get any connection with this line."
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Two Midnight Lessons
"Krishna is the only man, and everybody else is a servant. He Himself shows that He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One day, Krishna played His flute and all gopis came to Him in the middle of the night..."
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Yasoda's Darling Krishna
"You know that Krishna was born from Vasudev and Devaki, but how fortunate Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda Ma are! They got Krishna as their son and could serve Krishna..."
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14 August 2009, Sri Krishna Janmastami day
Appearance of Lord Krishna
"This festival is celebrated all over the world, and you heard that even in Nabadwip Dham many people do not know about Krishna consciousness, do not know about Rupa Goswami's line, but they know Krishna and they fast the whole day and night for Krishna."
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15 August 2009
Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad
"Without his mercy we would not have been able to think anything today, but we are very happy and we are making today a festival for Srila Swami Maharaj, on his appearance day. Everybody must pray for his mercy."
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18 September 2009
Our Grand Heritage
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is speaking on the unparalleled gift, mercy, and purity of our Guru-varga.
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Vaishnava Frame of Mind
"This is Vaishnavism; this is humility and giving honour to others. The conception is very nice. I heard it from my Guru Maharaj. We must serve Nitai and Gaura, Nityananda means Guru-tattva—without service to the Guru we cannot get service to the Lord."
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Our Predicament and Prospect
"Gurudev says that we are very fortunate because we have got this human body—only in this body we can worship the Lord, we cannot do it in any another body. But it is very sorrowful that although we have got this human body, we forget our Lord..."
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Niskapata Service
"You should be a sincere seeker—chastity and sincerity are necessary. Niskapata seva is causeless. You do not need to ask Him for anything, only serve Him."
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Surrendered Souls' Sustenance
The Lord says, "If somebody only serves Me without asking Me for anything, I always stay with them. I personally supply food for the surrendered souls," but there was once a brahman who did not believe it...
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19 September 2009
"Bhajahu Re Mana" (Vandana, short talk and kirtan)
"This song was written by Govinda Das. There were two brothers who used to always fight: one brother, Govinda, worshipped Mother Kali, and the other brother worshipped Lord Krishna..."
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Kali-Yuga's Treasure
"In Dvapar-yuga Krishna thought, 'How will people be rescued from this environment in Kali-yuga?' Krishna Himself came in this world in Kali-yuga as Gauranga Mahaprabhu and said, 'I have come here, so I must give them something.' What does He give?"
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Dirty Plates and Dusty Hearts
"It says, 'If you chant the Holy Name one time only, all sins will be removed,' but we chant so many times, why do our sins not go away?"
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Godbrothers' Bond
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj tells about the close and reverent relationship that Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj had with his godbrothers, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj, and Srila Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj.
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Giving Respect: What to Do and What Not to Do
"This is an example for us how we must respect senior Vaishnavs. You can also find some lessons and teachings in Chaitanya-charitamrita, you can see what Mahaprabhu's conception is. When some devotees dishonoured others, Mahaprabhu chastised them."
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Attachment to Chanting
"Those who have taken initiation must always chant. You can chant Hare Krishna the whole day, and if you can chant without offences, the result will come quickly. The Holy Name is nondifferent from Krishna, it is transcendental, so it comes to your tongue on its own."
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Developing Detachment
"It is a gradual process. You must serve with full faith and surrender—if you can serve with full surrender, then attachment will be removed automatically. If you think more about service, if you remember, 'This is not my body,' eventually that attachment will go."
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Learning to Appreciate
Four questions and answers about the value of the human body, worshipping Lord Siva, offending Vaishnavs, and eternal relationship with the Guru.
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20 September 2009
Lord's Reciprocation
"Our fortune is to take Krishna Name in the association of the sadhus. That is our life. Krishna also said, 'I always stay wherever there is the chanting of My Holy Name, wherever there is good association.'"
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Reaching Out
Educational Pastimes of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu: "Why are you shouting at Me? You always call Me, 'Please take this food,' but when I come you chastise Me. What is this? Perhaps you do not recognise Me..."
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Srila Gauri Das Pandit's Gaura Nitai
The story of how Srila Gauri Das Pandit's Deities manifested Themselves at his house in Kalna.
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Nityananda Prabhu's Marriage
"Everybody says that for the devotees Nityananda Prabhu never marries, but He has two saktis, Jahnava and Vasudha. They were actually daughters of Surya Das, Gauri Das Pandit's brother..."
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Mahaprabhu's Danda and 3.5 Devotees
"Do you know what question they once asked me in Russia in 2002? I was giving the class in the morning and somehow it was mentioned that Mahaprabhu had three and a half close devotees..."
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What Are You Hiding In Your Heart?
"Living in a family is not a problem, but the family must be Krishna's family. A phalgu-vairagi shows he is a renunciate, shows he is a sannyasi, but inside, in his heart, he has another desire. Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur told one story..."
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Heaven Is Not Home
"Anyone who is in heaven has to come down. Heaven is temporary. Everybody has to go and change their position. It is said in the scriptures that somebody who has a human body can also become a demigod."
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Satisfaction
"Preaching is necessary. How do so many devotees come for the parikrama? We invite them—they do not know anything about Mahaprabhu, but we just invite them, 'Come and see.' They listen to Hari-katha and get some sukriti and through that become devotees."
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Vaishnavs' Dealings: All Mercy
"A senior devotee must be humble, tolerant and give honour to others, but sometimes they also can chastise you—that is your blessing. Sometimes also they can chastise for preaching. I can give an example. It happened in Nityananda Prabhu's time..."
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20 September 2009, evening
Eternal Pastimes of Eternal Devotees
"Devotees cannot leave Lord Krishna, Bhagavan, they always stay with Him. Sometimes our eyes see that they change their body, but actually Bhagavan's lila, devotees' lila is always going on..."
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Surrender: Your Choice, Your Faith
"Those who came in this world and who can chant in this body, can follow Mahaprabhu's instruction, are very fortunate, otherwise this body is useless. If we surrender to the Lord, we must get proper devotion. There is one story in Mahabharata..."
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Devotion to Devotees
"Devotees have no caste, no colour, nor any other distinctions—Krishna always helps anyone who serves His devotees cent per cent. In Mahaprabhu's time, there was one sweeper called Jhadu Thakur..."
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Vital Force of Devotion
"Sometimes devotees become tired and it is necessary to charge them—it is necessary for the devotees to have Hari kirtan, sadhu-sanga. Just as the more you rub sandalwood the more smell comes, when you get the association of a good sadhu, you get a great benefit."
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Understanding Maya
"Maya is very powerful, and she always tries to remove jiva souls from their service to the Lord. So, disturbance must come—her duty is like that. Maya's duty is to always take over and remove from Krishna consciousness. We must be careful."
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Foundation of Devotional Life
"If you can do sadhu-sanga, sravan, kirtan properly and every day, then material attachment will gradually go away. We cannot follow all sixty-four rules and regulations, but among them there are five practices that are the best and most important for us..."
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Smart, Savvy, and Sannyasi
Addressing questions about the fundamental characteristics of a devotee: an intelligent approach to obtaining Vaishnavs' prasad, harmonising any environment, and what matters far more than the colour of the cloth.
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Wholesome and Wholehearted
"You take initiation and think everything is finished, but it is not so. Continue your job, take care of your family, but do it only for the Lord. Krishna does not want big prasadam from you—whatever you can give to Him, He accepts it. It is necessary to give your heart."
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21 September 2009
Admiring the Fortune
"You are far from India, but how much inspiration you have got! In West Bengal, even near Nityananda Prabhu's birth place, there are now some places there where people have never heard about Nitai and Gour. But how fortunate you are!"
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Kaliya-Daman Lila
"Kali-daman lila is actually the only lila that all Vraja basis could see. The boys' mothers said to their sons, 'Tell your friend Krishna that we want to see such lila too.' And Krishna gave them this opportunity—they could see that Kaliya-daman lila..."
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Raghunath Das Goswami's Miracle
"Sometimes I think how merciful Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu are. It is a very big miracle how Raghunath Das Goswami came to Mahaprabhu's lotus feet. It is very miraculous and amazing."
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Service Subordination
"We start service by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, by the mercy of Radharani. Without Their mercy we cannot do anything. First you must be a servant of a Vaishnav, then a servant of the Guru, then you will be a servant of the Lord."
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Discriminate and Tolerate
"You must do what is in favour of devotion, and you must reject what is not in favour of devotion. Sometimes, however, we have to digest things. There are times when for the service to the Lord you may not be able to avoid something."
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Transgressing and Trespassing
"It is an offence if you worship only Gaura without Nitai. Just as it is an offence also if somebody worships Krishna without Radharani. Gaura-Nitai, Krishna-Balaram is sakhya-rasa; and Radha-Krishna and Mahaprabhu is madhura-rasa..."
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23 September 2009
Understanding Mercy
"Without Nityananda Prabhu's mercy even Raghunath Das Goswami could not reach Mahaprabhu. Nityananda Prabhu gave mercy with His legs, but ordinary people cannot understand His mercy."
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Preaching and Practising Foundation
"The main thing necessary in Kali-yuga is preaching, but before preaching you must have a good and solid foundation. You must learn first from a high, bona fide Guru, from a bona fide devotee..."
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Cutting No Return Ticket
"It is necessary to have such strong faith and chastity: no matter what problem can come in our life but we will not leave Krishna consciousness."
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Gupta Govardhan
Knowing that Goloka is above Vaikuntha, what is the position of Nabadwip in relation to Vaikuntha? Knowing that Goloka Vrindavan is the highest plane, what is the position of Nabadwip?
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24 September 2009
Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur
The sad and loving Pastime of the Lord and His devotee, Namacharya Haridas Thakur: "Prabhu, do not give me Maya. I know you love me so much, that is why I do not want to hear from You any further. Please give me some mercy—I want to go before You. Please, Prabhu, fulfil my desire."

Ganga Mata Goswamini
"There was once a young girl, a daughter of a good Odisha king, who got much mercy from Jagannath. She always served in the Jagannath temple—made garlands and did whatever other service there was..."
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King Prataparudra's Fortune
"At first, to teach us all, Mahaprabhu did not want to meet with King Prataparudra, but later He gave him so much mercy—when Mahaprabhu embraced him, He embraced him so tight that the king could not get out."
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Service: Now or Never
"I asked Gurudev, 'Gurudev, what is the meaning of this sloka?' Gurudev banged his fist on the table and said, 'I am hungry! I WANT ONE CHAPATI—NOW! That is the meaning of the sloka.' I thought to myself, 'What?!' But eventually Gurudev gave an explanation..."
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Addressing Others
"Why will a brahmachari call somebody, 'O mummy! (Mataji)'? Brahmacharis and sannyasis have no relation with this mundane world. All are godsisters, all are godbrothers. This is where we are coming from."
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25 September 2009 (Public programme)
Come and Try
"You can come and join the programmes, you will get so much happiness. It is not necessary to leave anything, just find some little time. Through good association we can wash our eyes, we can wash our hearts, then we will be able to understand everything."
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Questions and Answers
 Who is Krishna?  Why are people afraid to die?  How to see a spirit soul in others?  Is there bad association if everyone is a spirit soul?  What is the value of other religions?  Why is music important for kirtan?
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25 September 2009
A speck of dust of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
"You are devotees of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and Gurudev says that you are all in the ship of Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and everybody has to come under one umbrella."
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Clear Vision
"One day, Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur was with two devotees on both his sides. Suddenly he noticed that the devotees were holding their noses, so he asked them, 'What has happened?'..."
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"Whom Shall I Rescue?"
"Nityananda Prabhu told, 'You know, in that area there are two drunkards, Jagai and Madhai. We must go there first and tell them to chant Hare Krishna, then everybody will think, 'Oh, Jagai and Madhai are chanting!" and they will get some encouragement..."
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Pious Practice
"It is necessary to clean our hearts—Bhakti Devi will not come to a dirty place. Tulasi Devi has so much devotion and every day we pray to her—Bhakti Devi, Tulasi Devi—only for devotion. In every house, we must keep Tulasi—she is the proprietor of your house."
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When Will That Day Come?
"When will that day come in my life when my offences are removed and I get the taste for the Holy Name? When will I be able to give honour even to the dogs? When will I be able to leave my material attachment? When will I forget my own happiness and distribute the Holy Name, give some benefit to others? When?!"
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Tackling the Mind
"Mind is very naughty, you must control it with your intelligence. You think you are here, but it can be so that only your body is here because if your mind is somewhere else, you cannot hear anything..."
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Mercy vs Sukriti
"Mercy means kri-pa—you must do something, then you will get something. What should you do? Service to the Lord. And sukriti? 'His things for His service.' Everything is His property, not mine, so using His property for His service is called sukriti."
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Q&A's: Exploring Possibilities
"Everything happens by the will of the Lord. The Lord is very merciful—even if you are a demon, whatever kind of bad work you do, if at any time you surrender to Him just once, He will take you into His heart..."
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Clear Conception, Clear Practice
His Divine Grace answers the questions: How to prove supremacy of Krishna consciousness? How fast can one free oneself from illusion? Can other kind of yoga help improve service? What should be the attitude to those who trade the Holy Name?
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26 September 2009
Bond of Hearts
"Before, I could not understand how much love and affection you have in your heart. But now everywhere I go I will tell about the glories of all the devotees of Venezuela and I will remember you wherever I am. At the same time, I have a request to all the devotees..."
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Good Association: the Pivot of Life
"Everything comes by the will of the Lord, but Krishna puts everything in front of us—He gives stool and He also gives some food—we must understand what we should take. To understand this, good association is totally necessary."
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Ekadasi and Tulasi: Be Mindful
How important is it to fast on Ekadasi? Can we do the offering Gurudev without Tulasi leaves or we must always put Tulasi? Is there any reaction if we do not break the fasting the day after Ekadasi?
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Keep Proper Hours
"Always do sravan, kirtan, and do not sleep in the daytime. Some devotees stay up until 2-3 o'clock at night, gossiping, working and after that sleep until 9 o'clock. This is not good for the devotional life. All our Guru-varga go to sleep early in the evening and wake up at 3-4 o'clock. You must follow their example."
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Adjusting Mind, Ego, and Heart
His Divine Grace answers questions and concludes the class:  Why does Mahaprabhu not come in every Kali-yuga?  Playing football with Krishna or Gurudev?  Giving up ego  Prayer, hope, and invitation
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27 September 2009
Srila Gurudev's Mood
His Divine Grace recollects two pastimes of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, including the famous construction of the temple in Sri Govinda Kunda.
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Vaishnav Aparadh: Seek Shelter
"Vaishnav aparadh can come in many ways. If you make an offence to the Lord, Vaishnav can rescue you, but if you make an offence to a Vaishnav, even Krishna, Lord Himself, cannot remove that."
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Truthful Village
"One time, Narad Goswami came in this world to visit the villages. He came to a village and asked a man, 'What is the name of this village?' The man said, 'This village's name is Truthful, nobody here tells a lie'..."
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Power to Recognise Holy Places and Vaishnavs
"If you get real sandalwood and you rub it, some good smell will come, but if you get some fake sandalwood and rub it, no smell will come. Every shopkeeper will tell you, 'My shop's sweets are very nice,' but..."
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28 September 2009
Be Careful and Conscious
"You must be careful when you worship your Guru, be careful so that an offence does not come. Even birds, even beasts chant and cry, but our heart is harder than a stone because we hear about Lord Nitai, Lord Gauranga, but we are not crying..."
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Power of Devotees' Hearts
"This is the main thing—devotees' affection to Mahaprabhu... Mahaprabhu always said, 'Devotees are binding Me with their hearts. Without their permission I cannot go anywhere...' I am also thinking the same thing today."
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ON THIS PAGE:

SEPTEMBER
"Tell me about Krishna!"
Dear and Dearmost
Two Midnight Lesson
Yasoda's Darling Krishna
Appearance of Lord Krishna
Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad
Our Grand Heritage
Vaishnava Frame of Mind
Our Predicament and Prospect
Niskapata Service
Surrendered Souls' Sustenance
"Bhajahu Re Mana"
Kali-Yuga's Treasure
Dirty Plates and Dusty Hearts
Godbrothers' Bond
Giving Respect: What to Do and What Not to Do
Attachment to Chanting
Developing Detachment
Learning to Appreciate
Lord's Reciprocation
Reaching Out
Srila Gauri Das Pandit's Gaura Nitai
Nityananda Prabhu's Marriage
Mahaprabhu's Danda and 3.5 Devotees
What Are You Hiding In Your Heart?
Heaven Is Not Home
Satisfaction
Vaishnavs' Dealings: All Mercy
Eternal Pastimes of Eternal Devotees
Surrender: Your Choice, Your Faith
Devotion to Devotees
Vital Force of Devotion
Understanding Maya
Foundation of Devotional Life
Smart, Savvy, and Sannyasi
Wholesome and Wholehearted
Admiring the Fortune
Kaliya-Daman Lila
Raghunath Das Goswami's Miracle
Service Subordination
Discriminate and Tolerate
Transgressing and Trespassing
Understanding Mercy
Preaching and Practising Foundation
Cutting No Return Ticket
Gupta Govardhan
Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur
Ganga Mata Goswamini
King Prataparudra's Fortune
Service: Now or Never
Addressing Others
Come and Try
Questions and Answers
A speck of dust of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
Clear Vision
"Whom Shall I Rescue?"
Pious Practice
When Will That Day Come?
Tackling the Mind
Mercy vs Sukriti
Q&A's: Exploring Possibilities
Clear Conception, Clear Practice
Bond of Hearts
Good Association: the Pivot of Life
Ekadasi and Tulasi: Be Mindful
Keep Proper Hours
Adjusting Mind, Ego, and Heart
Srila Gurudev's Mood
Vaishnav Aparadh: Seek Shelter
Truthful Village
Power to Recognise Holy Places and Vaishnavs
Be Careful and Conscious
Power of Devotees' Hearts

 

      

 

Sri Guru's Order
'Wherever you live, you can practise your spiritual life. The main thing is to follow the order of your Guru. When you receive an order from Gurudev, that becomes your duty. Our Rupanuga-sampradaya Guru, he came from the transcendental abode, but when he was here we could not understand that...'

 

Krsna haite chatur-mukha
'After Jnanasindhu came Dayanidhi. Dayanidhi's servant was Vidyanidhi. After Vidyanidhi came Rajendra. Rajendra's servant was Jaya Dharma. Know the parampara properly in this way.'
কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ

It is necessary to understand where the mantra and the guru come from.

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