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2010

 

 

20 April 2010
Gopeshwar Mahadev's Surrender
"...Lord Siva entered the rasa-mancha in this mood, and Krishna understood who had come. Everyone wondered where the new gopi had come from and why Krishna was giving her so much honour."
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June 2010
Chant Constantly
"Anywhere you can stay, be it forest or a house, it is necessary to chant, only to chant constantly. When you stop chanting, illusory environment can come. Chant constantly!"

The Four Regulative Principles
The morbid consequences of neglecting the proper following of the four regulative principles—the four dwelling places of Kali Maharaj; and the affectionate advice on this matter.

Sri Guru: Mercy at Your Doorstep
"What has Sri Guru come for? Krishna sent him to rescue us, to take us home, but we do not want to go. Krishna is pulling us one way, and we are grasping onto our house pillar. Krishna and Gurudev are saying, 'Come with me! I have come to take you home.' But we reply...."

Nimai: "Worship Me! I will give you everything!"
"On special days, all the ladies would come to the Ganga to do Ganga puja, they would bring some white rice, bananas, other different fruit and ingredients, but Mahaprabhu would break their puja..."
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Unpretentious Mood
"It is not necessary to show detachment, just as it is not necessary to [externally] show love and affection. The jiva soul wants to serve the Lord, but it cannot because the illusory environment is always pressuring it—it cannot get out of it."
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Sri Guru's Forgiving Mercy
"Gurudev is always merciful. I can give you an example of how merciful Gurudev is, I can tell you one story. Disciples always do wrong, but Gurudev is always merciful..."
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16 June 2010
Lord Nrisimhadev and "Krishna in my heart"
Succint answers to two frequent questions: can we worship Lord Nrisimhadev, and can we think that Krishna is in my heart and be satisfied with that?
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Yamaduts and Ego: How to Survive?
How to escape Yamaduts? Is it really necessary to wear Tulasi neck beads? Can a grihastha be totally surrendered? And what to do if along with a lot of service there comes a lot of ego?

Whole-Hearted Service
"Narottam Das Thakur was born in Sripat Keturi (Bangladesh) and in his life he composed many Vaishnav songs. Actually, all our Guru-varga serve the Lord and serve their Guru whole-heartedly, with body, mind, and speech."
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17 June 2010
Do not follow your mind: surrender to your Guru
"We cannot follow our mind. We do not know what will be good for us, so what instructions Gurudev gives, what is Gurudev's desire, and what will happen—depend on him, give up everything to him."

Householders: Appearance Is Deceptive
"Until you have reached a particular stage, level of realisation, you cannot understand who is a devotee and who is not just by their external behaviour."
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18 June 2010
The Devotee and the Barber
"How do you know there is no God? You never went to God. You never go to Krishna's devotee, you never go to Krishna's temple. Go and then you can understand whether Krishna exists or not."

The Eyes to See, the Heart to Feel
"If you have love and affection for the Lord, then you will be able to recognise who has love and affection for the Lord. If you are a sincere seeker and have chastity, you will be able to understand who is senior, who is junior. It does not depend upon age..."
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24 June 2010
Vaishnavs: Not What They Seem
The only path for us is to surrender and take association of a Vaishnav, but if we cannot recognise Vaishnavs with our eyes, what can we then recognised them with?

"My Devotee Is Always with Me"
"Actually those who serve Gurudev and the Lord full-heartedly, always stay with Gurudev and the Lord." His Divine Grace gives the examples of three devotees of the Lord that illustrate this truth: Laksmi Priya Devi, Srivas Pandit's son, and Chhota Haridas.
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26 June 2010 (Anniversary Festival at Sri Parama Karuna temple in Caracas)
"Nitai Gaurachandra! Nitai Gaurachandra!"
"...We are very fortunate that we can chant Their Names. Now is the age of Kali, so many things are coming, but if you chant Nitai Gaurachandra all your offences will be removed."
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6 September 2010
Mahaprabhu's Teachings to Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu
How to talk, how to dress, how to eat, and how to use one's earned wages.
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Be Fixed in Your Service
"What I will do, I will do that every day. 'I am only doing today, next day I am not doing'—this is not devotion, this is emotion."
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7 September 2010
Overeating and Prasadam
The answer to the question: We are advised to avoid eating too much, but sometimes as soon as people hear about taking prasadam they think they can eat as much as they like...
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Varnashrama and Practising Life
"If they follow the five ashrams very strictly but do not follow Krishna consciousness, they have no hope: they have to go to hell."
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6 October 2010
A Lesson on Surrender: Body, Mind, and Words
"Aren't you ashamed?! You have already given this body to Me, then how can you want to spoil My property? This is My property! This is not your property"—pastimes of great Vaishnavas are not just stories, we have to learn from them.
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Loving Search for the Lost Servant
"When will you come to Me? When will you come to serve Me?"—the Lord goes to the extremes waiting for us to come to Him, so why is it that we still cannot come to Him?
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8 October 2010 (Sri Vyasa Puja class)
My Joy and My Plight
"I have never wanted this—that I would sit in one place and everybody would come, pay obeisance to me. Never. I want to go and chant and dance everywhere, preach in the villages—this is my life. It is impossible for me, it is actually an austerity for me, but I have to keep Gurudev's word."
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"I Need Your Mercy!"
"I am here today to get your mercy—I am here today to worship you, I have not come to take worship. I only want to serve the Vaishnavs, I have no other desire. I do not want anybody to do my puja, I want to serve you all."
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27 October 2010
Follow Your Dream
"'What is my desire? My only desire is that I can be a servant of the Vaishnavs.' It is not necessary to become a manager, or a big guru— if you want to become the dust of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that is sufficient to go to Goloka Vrindavan."
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3 November 2010
Panihati
"We have been to Panihati for chira-dadhi mahotsav, it is the place where Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu received mercy of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. It is not so far from Dum Dum Park, and it is a very nice place, on the bank of the Ganges..."
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Eternal Values
"How many days will you be alive in this world? Even if you are alive for thirty more years, then you will sleep for fifteen years, and the other fifteen you have other things to do, and the time is gone. How many days do we have to do Hari-bhajan? You must count it."
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Nimai's Playground: Body, Mind, Soul
Nityananda Prabhu is remembering Pastimes of Mahaprabhu: "He is the master, protector, and maintainer of the whole world. He is the shinning moon of Mayapur, dissipating the dark ignorance of the world, He is the source of all nectar for all of Nabadwip."
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6 November 2010
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.
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8 November 2010
Sivji Maharaj and Nandi: Journey to Sri Nabadwip Dham
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is telling how Sri Sada Siva Gangadhar and Nandi came to the Math: "So many things have happened, and it was all like a miracle..."
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11 November 2010
Nistha: the Core of Devotion
"First of all and above all it is necessary to have sincerity, nistha. In Bengali and English, the meaning of sincerity is a little different—nistha is something more than sincerity. Nistha means if you do something you must do it every day."
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Extent of Devotion
"How much do we think about ourself and how much do we think about our Guru? You must think about it, you must calculate this percentage..."
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Price of Devotion
"You cannot buy Krishna-bhakti even with millions of lifetimes of sukriti; but if you think right now, 'I need it!'—when you feel that kind of greed is coming through hearing Krishna-katha—you must immediately purchase it. This is the price for Krishna-bhakti."
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Bond of Krishna-Katha
"When the taste for Bhagavat-katha, for Krishna-katha comes, there remains no taste for any other katha—if you see Him once, you will not want to see anything else. This is Krishna-prema."
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14 November 2010
Proper Engagement
"Krishna is easy—He says He wants some laddu, then give Him a laddu and He will be happy, but you are giving Him a singara... This is not service, it is following your mind. It is necessary to have service temper."
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Go-Astami
"Feed the cows, give some garland to the cows, give some sweets to the cows. When Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj got some pranami, he would buy sweets and give them to the cows..."
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15 November 2010
Service Consciousness
"Gurudev always says that you can take something but if you take it you must be able to digest it. Everything that is created in this world exists for Lord Krishna. You can take something but not for yourself—you must use everything for the service of the Lord."
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Srila Sanatan Goswami's Pastimes
"In Singapore, Malaysia it is not so cold, they always have the same temperature, but can you imagine how much Rupa Goswami and Sanatan Goswami tolerated in Vrindavan during their whole life?..."
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Exclusive Opportunity
"If you take people who have no houses, no food, who sleep at some train station and give them prasadam, a nice room, they cannot stay here. Why? A great fortune is necessary. But we have at last got this opportunity. Do not lose your chance."
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Sweet Talk
"You can conquer people's mind if you speak to them sweetly. If you throw a lot of rice in the field, crows will come there; but if you mix the rice with some black ash and throw it in the field, crows will not come."
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17 November 2010
Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj
The transcendental pastimes and character of a great Vaishnav of our sampradaya: "'Why are you staying here in Radha Kunda? You must come to Nabadwip. My Lila is not in Vrindavan, now My Lila is going on in Nabadwip, so you must come here.' And he came here...."
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21 November 2010
Power of Sankirtan
"Through the sound vibration of Hare Krishna maha-mantra all kinds of misconceptions, bad things go away. If you can use your energy for preaching purpose, it will be beneficial for us and beneficial for everybody also. We must do something for these poor people..."
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Real Service Mood
"Whether the Deity is small or big, it does not matter. Mahaprabhu gave a Govardhan sila to Das Goswami Prabhu—it is a very small sila, but when he served it, he could see the pastimes of Radha-Krishna. It depends on the service mood."
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Shameless Life—Shameful Future
"Now we have got this human body, but if we do not use it properly—if we do not use it for the service of our Guru—then we will have to go there again. There is no doubt. If you do not use your energy in the proper way, then one day you will find you have no energy left."
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Engage in Service, Not Maya
"One day my time will finish, but I have not been able to do anything for the Lord! I am sent here for His service, but I could not do anything for Him... Anyhow, by hook or by crook, we must engage ourselves in service of the Lord."
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22 November 2010
Strong Foundation
A strong foundation in one's spiritual life is very important. How can it be built, and how can those who do not have such a strong foundation survive in their spiritual life?
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25 November 2010
Karma-Bandhan
"If you water and nourish unwanted branches, they will grow stronger, and, interfering with the main branches of your tree, will not let them grow..."
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27 November 2010
Trying Times
"You know that before Mahaprabhu came it was a very difficult time, and now also a very difficult time is coming. I was surprised to read how difficult the situation was at that time. It is unbearable. We cannot even imagine these things."
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Purity of Preaching
"Mahaprabhu only chanted and danced, and our preaching will also be chanting and dancing. People will be happy and they will get more benefit. If there is any programme without chanting, without kirtan, then it is called a mayavadi conception."
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28 November 2010
Triumph of Sankirtan Movement
"Illusory environment is very strong, and when somebody enjoys life, it is not so easy to come out of that kind of environment. Only through sankirtan can people come out of the illusory environment, there is no other way. I want to have a strong preaching group..."
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Nurture Devotion, Not Desires
"We must not waste our time on doing some nonsense—when we have time, we should read books, practise, chant, preach. That is our life. We must cut all unwanted branches. As soon as desires come to your heart or mind, you must immediately cut them off..."
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What You Wish Is What You Get
"We are like insects in the stool. If you take some worms out of the stool, they will always go back to the stool, their character is like that. You cannot conquer this illusory environment unless you get proper mercy."
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Accepting Guru's Order
"Gurudev gave some explanation about uttam, madhyam and adham devotees. If you tell somebody something and then they do it, that is called madhyam..."
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His Things For His Service
"For the service of the Lord you can do everything. Krishna bail to you. If you use His property for yourself, a reaction will come, but if you use His property and His things for your Gurudev, for Krishna, the Lord, then no reaction comes."
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5 December 2010
Open Your Eyes
What are you doing with your life? Who are your true family and well-wishers? How to get connection with the Lord? There is an unparalleled gift from the Lord and His associates right in front you...
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6 December 2010
Disentangled
"It is not easy, but we have got this chance, and we must use the opportunity. Illusory environment is very strong, so if we do not practise properly, if we do not serve properly, any time we can lose our mind and leave this line."
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8 December 2010
Ego: a Play of Kali
Ego does not depend on age, neither does one's status matter—the problem is the same, the remedy is the same.
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11 December 2010 (Initiation, morning)
Entering Service Life
"I think that you are a sincere seeker, Gurudev and Krishna sent you here through a good great devotee, and I am here to serve you. That is my duty. Gurudev gave me this duty to serve you..."
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11 December 2010 (1)
Involve with Resolve
"We are suffering so much, getting too much unhappiness—the solution is in good association and worship of the Lord in the association of a good devotee. If you surrender fully, if you actually want some good association, want a bona fide Guru, then your chaitya guru will take you to the mahanta guru."
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Lacking Strength or Lacking Effort?
"We must understand how many hours of our time we waste—spend on ourselves, on our own enjoyment—and how many hours we spend on practising. We have come here for service—we have not come for enjoyment. This is our promise."
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No Shortcuts
"If you think you can conquer illusory environment, can conquer your ego and everything else, it is not possible. These are Gurudev's words. He said it is only possible through sravanam, kirtanam—through practising. Not in any other way."
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11 December 2010 (2)
Practise What You Preach
"A lady had a little grandson who ate too much molasses and nobody could stop him—he did not listen to anybody. Somebody advised the lady, 'Take the boy to Hazrad Muhammad. He is a big personality and if he tells him he will listen.'"
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Bad Habit vs Sincere Heart
"You may have a very bad habit, but if you practise, everything will be removed. 'I will practise, I will follow the scripture, I will follow Gurudev's word'—this kind of mood must be there."
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Be Clear, Not Clever
"You must remember that the instruction comes from above. If Krishna says, 'Give Me a laddu,' then give Him a laddu, it is not necessary to think about a samosa. If Gurudev says, 'Use white,' why will I go to see any other colour?"
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Get Cracking
"'Time has passed as I have been busy in my material life, and I have got nothing—only became burdened. What sort of world is this?' In this world there is no want of food, no want of money, no want of anything except only one thing..."
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Samsara: False and Worthless
"When we die, we will have to leave everything, and where will we go then? Wherever we go, we will again have to take birth, again have to die." What is the solution?
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Distributors of Mercy
"Today is the appearance day of Nitai Gaurachandra in Puri. Actually, you know that Deities always come through devotees—the Lord takes the hand of His devotee and comes in the form of a Deity..."
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12 December 2010, morning
Vaishnavs' Wealth and Glory
"'Singing the glories of the Vaishnavs rescues and protects the jiva soul. I heard this from the mouth of sadhus and my Guru.' If we give some honour, give some glorification to the Vaishnavs, it is actually for our benefit, for our spiritual life."
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Clearing the Obstacles
"Depend upon Me. How you will come out of that illusory environment is not your business, it is not for you to think about. If you follow what I am telling you, then when the time comes Krishna will show you how to come."
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Simple. Sincere. Sufficient.
Prabhupad also said, "Do not read so many books, and do not practise so many things." Simple books are sufficient. You can recite, sing, and memorise daily songs, and practise every day.
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12 December 2010
The Wealth of Heart
"We must always keep the advice that our Guru gives us in our heart. It is necessary to do it otherwise we cannot proceed... Some obstacles can come—not only can come, they will definitely come—but we must proceed even with obstacles."
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Tolerance vs. Chastity
"When you have that kind of love and affection to your Guru, Deity, and Vaishnavs, at that time there are no rules and regulations. Humility, tolerance, giving honour to others is the rule, but when you see there is some problem, it is not the time for tolerance."
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14 December 2010 (1)
Power of the Holy Name: Nothing Else
"'If you have any love and affection for Me, then only say "Krishna".' Without Krishna Nam, there is nothing else in this age of Kali. All inauspiciousness will be removed through chanting."
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Power of the Holy Name: Love Is the Weapon
"You promised that in this age You would give love and affection to the conditioned souls. In this age of Kali, there are no weapons. Mridanga, kartal, love, and affection are the weapons—not shouting, beating, or killing."
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Power of the Holy Name: Abode of Sweetness
"If you chant this Name of Krishna so many times but still there is no love, there are no tears streaming from your eyes, then as I understand there are too many offences and the seed of Krishna's Name does not sprout."
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Matchless Mercy, Matchless Misfortune
"Can you see anybody as kind as Nityananda Prabhu, as kind as Gurudev? If you hear Nityananda Prabhu's glorification, tears will come automatically, stone will be melted, but our heart is so hard—nothing happens, nothing changes in us."
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14 December 2010 (2)
The Power of Surrender
"If Krishna protects you, no one can destroy you. Krishna says, 'If you think for Me, I will think for you.' You think that your children and other people will look after you, but no, it is not so."
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Make Krishna Your Friend
"It is necessary to have desire to get it. Krishna Himself said, 'If you have desire, one day mercy will come.' If you make one step to Krishna, Krishna will make ten steps to you."
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15 December 2010
Invoking Vaishnavs' Mercy
"Today is Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj's appearance day. Wherever he is staying now, whether in Goloka Vrindavan or anywhere else, we are praying to him, 'Wherever you are now, please give us some mercy.'"
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Perils of Karma
"You can see many people chanting, professional kirtan singers chant Hare Krishna for two-three hours with a harmonium, but it gives no benefit to anybody. Why? Ten thousand people listen to their chanting, but not even one person will come to this line. Why?"
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How Can Vyasa Not Know?
"Of course it can be. You may write something or do something but it is coming from The Lord—He is writing, He is doing everything. Devotees are always humble, they feel, 'We do not know anything, but Krishna is giving some power.'"
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17 December 2010
Remembering Sri Vrindavan
"'Radha-padankita dhama, Vrndavana yara nama.' You must always do Vrindavan parikrama with your head. Not with your legs, but with your head. We are joking about it, but actually you must remember in your mind, 'Oh, I am walking here with my head.'"
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18 December 2010
A Sadhu's Character
"A sadhu should be humble, tolerant, and give honour to others." Two graphic stories that illustrate the extent of tolerance of a sadhu.
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Sri Guru's Protection: Sincere Surrender & Impaled by Illusion
An extensive story that illustrates the extent to which a Guru goes to protect his surrendered disciple: "If a servant somehow falls down and goes to some other place, glorious is the master who grabs him and brings him back by his hair."
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19 December 2010
Proper Detachment
"'Do not show your false renunciation to people. Serve accepting material things, but without attachment'—it is about emotion and devotion. Here it is said, 'Practise! Always practise,' and Das Goswami, Sanatana Goswami practised so much."
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Poison-Free Service
"You do Vaishnav seva and become proud, 'I am spending money', 'I am doing this', 'I am doing that'—this kind of mentality can come, but our mood should be, 'I am not doing anything', 'I cannot do anything.'"
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Sanatan Goswami's Madan Mohan
"Many years ago Vrindavan was all forest, a jungle, so Sanatan Goswami would every day go begging to Mathura. Once, he went to a house where there lived a husband and a wife who had been married for twelve-fourteen years but did not have any children..."
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20 December 2010
Mahaprabhu's Pastimes
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is briefly speaking on some of the Pastimes of Sriman Mahaprabhu: eating soil, playing with soot, relationship with Gadadhar Pandit, Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, and Ramachandra Puri.
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Morning Practice
"How many hours are necessary? Wake up early in the morning, practise, and then go to your work. But everything is impossible for those who do not do anything."
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20 December 2010
Keeping Current Clean
"Through sraddha comes good association, sadhu-sanga. What happens during sadhu-sanga? Sravanam, kirtanam. There are many kinds of katha in this world, but what you listen to from a sadhu, is called sravan-kirtan."
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21 December 2010
Gurudev's Vyasa Puja Is Coming
"Gurudev's lila is going on, but only the fortunate souls can see it, that is why we must engage everybody in service on his appearance day. Whatever capacity we have—in kaya, mana, vakya, body, mind, and speech—we must serve his appearance day, his birth day."

 

23 December 2010
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..."
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24 December 2010
Passed or Failed?
"When you join the temple who will give you a certificate? You must make your certificate yourself. You can easily understand yourself whether you pass or fail. Examine yourself, 'Is the taste for Hari-katha, Krishna-katha coming to me or do I think more about other things?'"
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Sailing or Treading Water?
"You say, 'Oh, I have no time,' but you have time for other things. It is necessary to practise. Gurudev said that wherever you are staying you must proceed with your spiritual life. We forget what Gurudev taught us, but where does that take us in the end?"
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Habit Is Second Nature
"It is necessary to practise regularly, to make it your habit. Wake up early in the morning, do mangal arati, chant kirtans. Practising life is a beautiful life. If you can practise in this way in your house in the morning, you will get energy. Otherwise this life is nothing."
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Vaishnavs' Mercy Is Our Refuge
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj kept Gurudev, kept all the devotees here to serve this Math, and this is our only hope and refuge. The mercy of Vaishnavs is our blessing, this is our hope and prayer. We must always remember and think about this."
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Practice Secures Your Life
"Always chant the Name of Krishna, chant kirtans, and you will see that you yourself will get energy and you will be able to stay in this line all your life until death. If you want to stay in this line, you must practise."
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25 December 2010
Srila Prabhupad's Glory (1)
"Acharya-vandana: If you can realise the meaning this song, you can get all glorification of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam: We sing it but we do not realise its meaning because if we realised its meaning, we would get taste singing it. We must sing it every day and be conscious of it."
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Irreparable Loss
"We can pray, 'Wherever you are staying now, please shower your mercy upon us so we can be servants of the servants of your lotus feet, and so that we may not leave this line of devotion. Please, do not reject me. You can make me your foot dust...'"
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Srila Prabhupad's Glory (2)
"Mahaprabhu predicted this, and Prabhupad fulfilled it through Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila Gurudev. Now, in every village, all day, all night there is Hari-katha and kirtan going on."
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Srila Prabhupad's Glory (3): Current of Pure Devotion
"Nobody can give what he gave to the world. He is the holder of suddha-bhakti-mandakini, holy Mandakini River of pure devotion (the very source current of pure devotion) and he brings its flow into the world."
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Guru Consciousness, Service Consciousness
"If Maya Devi gives us her mercy and removes this illusory net, then we will be able to see the transcendental dham. You must go to a good doctor, otherwise you need an operation on your left leg and if you go to a wrong doctor, he will operate your right leg."
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26 December 2010
Intolerable
Two stories that illustrate Mahaprabhu's character and His unappreciation of anybody showing disrespect towards His devotees.
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27 December 2010
Concluding Pastimes
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is requested to speak on the concluding poetry composition found in Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad's purport to Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, that Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj recited at the programme following the disappearance day of Srila Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad in 1937.
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30 December 2010
Nityananda Prabhu's Land and Mercy
"Nityananda Prabhu's place is a very nice place, I like it very much and do not want to go from there. Go corner to corner, invite everybody, 'Please come to Gaura Purnima, please come to the festival at Nityananda Prabhu's birthplace.'"
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31 December 2010
Austerity in Service
"You think in your service everything will go smoothly, but it is impossible—everything cannot go smoothly. Krishna will test you, will examine you: how much tolerance do you have? How much love and affection do you have for the Lord and for your Guru?"
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Sri Hari-Vasare
"Hari-vasar activities are like this. Every day when the sankirtan started, Mahaprabhu started to dance. They would start at Srivas Pandit's angan early in the morning and first sing the 'Gopala Govinda' song..."
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One More Year Passed
As one more years draws to its end, His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj muses on the value and meaning of life, quoting several Vaishnav songs: "Life is shaky—it is here now, and then it is gone. Serve the Lord's feet!"
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APRIL
Gopeshwar Mahadev's Surrender

JUNE
The Four Regulative Principles
Chant Constantly
Sri Guru: Mercy at Your Doorstep
Nimai: "Worship Me! I will give you everything!"
Unpretentious Mood
Sri Guru's Forgiving Mercy
Lord Nrisimhadev and "Krishna in my heart"
Yamaduts and Ego: How to Survive?
Whole-Hearted Service
Do not follow your mind: surrender to your Guru
Householders: Appearance Is Deceptive
The Devotee and the Barber
The Eyes to See, the Heart to Feel
Vaishnavs: Not What They Seem
"My Devotee Is Always with Me"
"Nitai Gaurachandra! Nitai Gaurachandra!"

SEPTEMBER
Be Fixed in Your Service
Mahaprabhu's Teachings to Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu
Varnashrama and Practising Life
Overeating and Prasadam

OCTOBER
A Lesson on Surrender: Body, Mind, and Words
Loving Search for the Lost Servant
My Joy and My Plight
"I Need Your Mercy!"
Follow Your Dream

NOVEMBER
Panihati
Eternal Values
Bhukti, Mukti, Bhakti
Sivji Maharaj and Nandi: Journey to Sri Nabadwip Dham
Nistha: the Core of Devotion
Extent of Devotion
Price of Devotion
Bond of Krishna-Katha
Proper Engagement
Go-Astami
Service Consciousness
Srila Sanatan Goswami's Pastimes
Exclusive Opportunity
Sweet Talk
Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj
Power of Sankirtan
Real Service Mood
Shameless Life—Shameful Future
Engage in Service, Not Maya
Strong Foundation
Karma-Bandhan
Trying Times
Purity of Preaching
Triumph of Sankirtan Movement
Nurture Devotion, Not Desires
What You Wish Is What You Get
Accepting Guru's Order
His Things For His Service

DECEMBER
Open Your Eyes
Disentangled
Ego: a Play of Kali
Entering Service Life
Involve with Resolve
Lacking Strength or Lacking Effort?
No Shortcuts
Practise What You Preach
Bad Habit vs Sincere Heart
Be Clear, Not Clever
Get Cracking
Samsara: False and Worthless
Distributors of Mercy
Vaishnavs' Wealth and Glory
Clearing the Obstacles
Simple. Sincere. Sufficient.
The Wealth of Heart
Tolerance vs. Chastity
Power of the Holy Name: Nothing Else
Power of the Holy Name: Love Is the Weapon
Power of the Holy Name: Abode of Sweetness
Matchless Mercy, Matchless Misfortune
The Power of Surrender
Make Krishna Your Friend
Invoking Vaishnavs' Mercy
Perils of Karma
How Can Vyasa Not Know?
Remembering Sri Vrindavan
A Sadhu's Character
Sri Guru's Protection: Sincere Surrender & Impaled by Illusion
Proper Detachment
Poison-Free Service
Sanatan Goswami's Madan Mohan
Mahaprabhu's Pastimes
Morning Practice
Keeping Current Clean
Gurudev's Vyasa Puja Is Coming
Sri Guru's Order
Passed or Failed?
Sailing or Treading Water?
Habit Is Second Nature
Vaishnavs' Mercy Is Our Refuge
Practice Secures Your Life
Srila Prabhupad's Glory (1)
Irreparable Loss
Srila Prabhupad's Glory (2)
Srila Prabhupad's Glory (3): Current of Pure Devotion
Guru Consciousness, Service Consciousness
Intolerable
Nityananda Prabhu's Land and Mercy
Sri Hari-Vasare
Austerity in Service

 

      

 

Real Beauty
'In this material world we always run after beauty, smell, sound, and so on, but if you see Krishna's beauty, you will forget everything...'

 

      

 

Ei-bara karuna kara
'In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet. Be merciful to Narottam, considering him your own.'
এইবার করুণা কর

 

      

You think it is your body, but it is not. It is My property,
and I will use this property in many ways.

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