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2011

 

01 January 2011
Proper Utilisation
"All our Guru-varga gave their life for service to the Lord. Gurupad-padma, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur—they all used everybody and everything for service to the Lord."
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Sannyas Lila: Breaking the Staff
As Mahaprabhu heads towards Jagannath Puri, more Pastimes unfold. Shortly before entering the Jagannath temple, Nityananda Prabhu breaks the danda of Mahaprabhu. Why did He do it and why did Mahaprabhu allow Him to do it?
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Meeting Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya
"In the meantime, Mahaprabhu reached the Jagannath temple. Chanting 'Jagannath, Jagannath,' He entered the Garba mandir. Everybody was surprised and wondered who He was. They called Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, who was the leader of the temple..."
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Strong Desire
"If you have this kind of strong desire, mercy will come. It is necessary to have such permanent, unflinching desire for service, for chanting or anything else." What kind of desire is it?
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16 January 2011
Sannyas Lila: Roaming the Land
"Mahaprabhu would go in a zigzag way—sometimes He went to the East, sometimes to the West, and the devotees followed Him not knowing where He was going..."
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23 January 2011
Do Not Fear Service
Some may be afraid they can be given service that they cannot do, but is there anything to be afraid of?
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Service without Attachment
"Sometimes it may come to your mind that what you are doing is bhajan, service, but it may be all karma. If you follow your Gurudev, serve the Vaishnavs, then you can easily call it service."
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7 March 2011 (Anniversary of the Deity Installation in Kaikhali, Part 1)
Vigraha Is Not a Doll
"This is why it is told: sraddhaya sri murtira sevana. It is going on everywhere, but you must have sraddha, full faith, when you give an offering to the Deity."
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7 March 2011 (Anniversary of the Deity Installation in Kaikhali, Part 2)
Take Care of Your Seed
"If you plant a marigold flower and then do not go there for ten days, do not give water, nourishment—how do you expect it to grow on its own?"
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15 June 2011 (Deity installation anniversary in Caracas)
Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurachandra
"I am always with you, and truly my love and affection are always with you—I cannot forget your service, your love and affection, and how Nitai Gaurachandra constantly bestow Their mercy on you all."
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28 July 2011 (Spoken two days before Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disapperance festival
Practise Tolerance
"After Gurudev's disappearance, there have been many bad days, but we are tolerating everything. This is only a test from the Guru, from the Lord. They want to see how much you can tolerate for service. We must tolerate everything, and Krishna will see to it that everything is smooth in the end. Our duty is to proceed with our service."
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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..."
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Our Mission, Our Life
"If you surrender to your Guru perfectly, then you can easily understand what Gurudev wants. But if your surrender is not 100%, not 50%, if your surrender is not complete, then it is not easy to understand your Guru."
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Encroaching and Poaching
"Somebody from another temple wants to stay here, but they will come to fish you—they will not come to help you, they will use you! Our Mission is Krishna-anusilana Sangha, a worldwide association, but somebody wants to break it. You must be very careful."
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30 July 2011
Sankirtan Movement
"A temple is a house. The householder devotees can cook and serve the Deity, and all the brahmacharis and sannyasis are not meant to only sit and do japa. Their place is in the street—chanting, dancing, and preaching!"
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31 July 2011 (Speaking online to devotees in London)
Spiritual Management
"I do not like somebody, he does not like somebody—it is not a question, we must engage everybody. Chaitanya Saraswat Math is not somebody's personal property—it is Gurudev's property, Guru Maharaj's property, and we must serve that Chaitanya Saraswat Math together. That is our main thing."
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Zest for Sankirtan
"We must practise and run our movement very properly everywhere, in every corner, every city, every temple. It is not necessary to make a big dome—it is necessary to preach."
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United We Stand
"Srila Gurudev also said that no one can break this Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Some little disturbance came to our temple too, but we are still united. We must stay together, we must make our Chaitanya Saraswat Math all over the world."
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Service Drive
"It is not necessary to become an acharya, it is not necessary to become a guru, it is not necessary to be a big pujari. If you can become foot dust of Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that is sufficient for you. Those who want to do something for their Guru, they can do it."
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Smooth and Strong Preaching
"Preaching is the main thing. If the water in a river is not running, then the water becomes dirty. But if the water runs, the river is clean. If our Guru's preaching movement goes smoothly, then all bad illusory environment will be finished in a moment. "
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Clear Vision, Full Faith
"When Gurudev told me something, I always said, 'Yes, I will do it.' So, to this day I am still trying to serve all the devotees. Problems will come, but they will finish easily. This is what Gurudev told me, and I believe that. I believe my Guru—I have full faith in him."
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6 August 2011
Path to Service
"Chant, keep good association, listen to Hari-katha, and practise, then gradually you will get proper benefit through your chanting—then you will get the real service to your Guru."
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Niskam Bhakti: With Heart and Soul
"Do not show false renunciation, devotion must be in the heart. Love with heart and soul—serve heart and soul. If you show you are doing some service, but in your mind you are asking for something else from the Lord, from your Guru, it is not niskam bhakti."
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Inspired Service
"Our mind says, 'I am doing this,' 'I am doing that,' but you cannot do anything yourself. Only when some inspiration comes to you through your Guru, can you do something—mercy is necessary."
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Embrace and Nurture
"Why has Krishna, the Lord Himself, sent you here with this human body? For eating, sleeping, and enjoying? Is this all that this life is for? Can you not see anything else, any other good things?"
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6 August 2011
Do You See What I See?
"Krishna's preaching movement will never be stopped—some illusory environment will come, it will try to stop our preaching movement, but we have to run ourselves. Those who have some kind of opposite character always search our faults, but Gurudev told me that I must glorify the Vaishnavs and their good side, their best side."
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Service Mentality
"'How to serve our Guru? How to serve his mission and his devotees?'—we must think about this properly. We must be careful. Krishna is powerful and He can remove us from service in any way if we make some offence, consciously or unconsciously."
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Desire to Serve
"If Gurudev wants something, I want to fulfil his desire. I always want to help the devotees, want to do something for my Gurudev. If Krishna gives me life, if Krishna gives me time to do it, then I will try my best."
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7 August 2011 (speaking online to devotees in London)
"Wake up! Arise! Come with us!"
"Always speak about Krishna! Let us go together in this life! The Lord Himself sent our Guru (our Gurudev) to give us some advice, to awaken us. Krishna Himself came as a Guru to rescue us, but we cannot understand it, that is why we are suffering..."
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Do Not Be Misled
"Karmis, jnanis, yogis always look very nice, but they cannot fulfil your life. Devotional activities may not look so good, but if you take to this devotional path, you can get super benefit. In Kali-yuga, mayavadi conceptions are everywhere and very powerful..."
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Eternal Servants—Eternal Service
"(1) I am not Krishna, you are not Krishna—we are all servants of the servants, we are Krishna's eternal servants. (2) If somebody does service emotionally or in lieu of that asks for something, such service will also not last a long time. Devotional service lasts."
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Simple and Sincere
"It is not necessary to read so many books, it is not necessary to practise so many artificial things—if you have pure devotion in your heart, that is sufficient. Strongest faith and desire are necessary."
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Fools' Enjoyment
"When people are young, they think, 'Oh, now is the time to enjoy! We must enjoy while we are young, and when we become old, then we will do bhajan.' Such people are foolish, they only think about themselves and their own enjoyment..."
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Continuous Service
"When service is necessary, service is the best. When it is service time, do service; when it is reading time, read; when it is sleeping time, sleep. Devotees always do service, everywhere. You can see what service is more appropriate and balance it yourself."
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Tend to Your Foundation
"If you use good cement, the concrete will be very hard, but if you use bad quality cement, then the concrete platform will be loose and the building will break. Have the strongest faith—through the strongest faith make the strongest platform."
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13 August 2011
Appreciate Your Fortune
"We come and go, come and go, but the fortunate souls get good association. Good association comes through faith: the kind of benefit you get from the Lord depends on how much faith you have for your Guru."
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Baladev Purnima: A Special Day
"In India, some devotees are worshipping Radha-Krishna's Jhulan Yatra today, but we are making a programme for Baladev, who is nondifferent from Gurudev and Nityananda Prabhu. This is our line, the line of Rupanuga Guru-varga."
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13 August 2011 (Baladev Purnima; speaking online to devotees in Russia)
Baladev Purnima: Double Festival in Russia
"Today, everybody is celebrating Sri Sri Baladev Prabhu's appearance day everywhere. Today is also the Deities' installation day in Saint Petersburg temple, our main centre in Russia. Even Madhavendra Puri showed us how important it is to serve the Deities..."
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14 August 2011 (Speaking online to devotees in Australia)
Be Alert and Assiduous
"Now is a very important time in our life, but we cannot understand it. So much illusory environment comes and attacks our spiritual life. By our fortune we have got a bona fide Guru, but sometimes we lose our faith through our bad karma. That is a big problem."
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Temple Management Scheme (1)
"I am not telling everybody must take brahmachari life or sannyas. You can stay in family life, but maintain your family life properly—you must practise properly. You work eight hours a day, and you must keep minimum one hour for your Guru, Vaishnavs, the Lord."
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Temple Management Scheme (2)
"We have 24 hours—how many hours do we work for our own self and how many hours do we work for our Guru, for the Mission and the Lord? I am not asking for anything, what I am telling to everybody is please do in this way, please make Gurudev's Mission..."
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14 August 2011 (speaking to devotees in India)
Source of Joy
"The day when we hear some sound from Vaishnavs is a very good day for us, that is our life. I feel if I hear from great devotees, great Vaishnavs, senior devotees like you, it increases my devotional activities. That is my good luck."
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Sravan-Kirtan: Heart of Preaching Movement
"I want to make leaders so that they can preach and continue Gurudev's Mission. If they continue their practising life properly, they can do that. Through the good association of the devotees like you all, we get energy, enthusiasm, and if we preach and practise through sravan-kirtan, that will be even more beneficial for our life."
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Best Servitor
"If somebody is far, a few thousand kilometres away, but they follow Gurudev's instruction, they are the best servitors. My only request to you is preach. Whoever you meet, you can tell them one-two words about the Lord, about spiritual matter."
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17 August 2011
Preaching Mahaprabhu's Conception
"Good preaching is not so many things. How did Chaitanya Mahaprabhu preach? He had three types of preaching—a high conception, a middle conception, and a simple conception." (Including the three types of faith, and the practising path cornerstones.)
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20 August 2011
Emporium of All Rasa
"In Krishna-lila, everything is there—santa-, dasya-, sakhya-, vatsalya-, madhura-rasa—that is why Krishna is considered the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
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22 August 2011 (Sri Krishna Janmastami, online class for devotees in Caracas)
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Our Fortune and Focus
"We feel very fortunate today to have got a bona fide guru and we are spending this day for Lord. Many people have a holiday today and are enjoying with material things, but Krishna's devotees' enjoyment is for Krishna. That is their hope, that is their fortune."
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Be Great. Be Strong
"Stay together, continue preaching movement, invite devotees. I am very happy with your preaching. You can go to other countries from time to time—to Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and so on. You can travel everywhere and preach. You will be an example for the whole world."
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My Hope
"Whatever you get as one hour's salary each day, keep it in your bank and that will be your deposit for your spiritual life. Use yourself and engage others in service of the Lord. That is my hope and prayer."
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22 August 2011 (Sri Krishna Janmastami class for devotees in the Philippines)
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Service Festival
"We should actually be more affectionate with Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda. Tomorrow is actually the main day—today we are fasting for the Lord, but tomorrow we are making a festival for Nanda Maharaj."
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Krishna's Childhood Pastimes
"Although Krishna lived in Nanda-gram, He spent much time playing with His cowherd boyfriends in Gokul. He showed so many things in His pastimes—He played with cows and dust of Vrindavan (dhuli-khela), He ate soil, He killed demons..."
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Essential Service
"Krishna Himself comes in the form of the Guru, and if we do not understand the Guru, then we cannot understand anything. Sadhu-sanga does not mean eating with the sadhu, sleeping with the sadhusadhu-sanga means following the sadhu's order, instruction."
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Proper Channel and Approach
"We do not go directly to Lord Krishna or Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu—we go for association, we go to great Vaishnavs, then our Guru. This is how we go to the Lord Himself. If you take another train, it will not fulfil your desire and take you to your goal."
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Straight Line
"Krishna's Name, this Hare Krishna maha-mantra, is nondifferent from the Lord. Krishna's Name, beauty, pastimes, associates are non-different from Krishna Himself, and only Krishna Himself or His associates can give Krishna, can give Krishna's Name to others."
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22 August 2011 (Sri Krishna Janmastami)
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Celebrate and Realise
"What we are making the Janmastami festival for? To show ourselves and our big ego? No, we are making this festival to give much nourishment to the devotees through Hari-katha, through Krishna-katha, by giving good things to them."
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5 September 2011 (Sri Radhastami)
Sri Radhastami: Capture the Captor
"If we cannot capture Gurudev, who is nondifferent from Srimati Radharani, we cannot capture Krishna, the Lord. How can we capture Srimati Radharani? Through Her servants. We must observe this day today very carefully, very respectfully, with our heart and soul."
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Sri Radhastami: Worship with Extreme Care
"How to worship Radharani—how? Gurudev said, 'You must walk in Radharani's place on your head, not on your legs.' It is that kind of place, but how can we see it?"
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Entering Krishna's World
"Wherever you look, you cannot see anything other than Krishna—this kind of feeling should come. But how can we see this? Our mind is always in the illusory environment, and whatever senses we have, it is all full of material, illusory environment..."
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Cultivating the Heart
"If you want to grow some fruit trees or some other trees and plants in a jungle, you must first prepare the place. You must first clean the place, then cultivate and plant—otherwise if you plant something in a jungle, it will not grow."
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6 September 2011
When the Family Is Against
Not everyone is placed within favourable to Krishna consciousness circumstances. His Divine Grace gives guidance to those who find themselves among those who try to obstruct their devotional practice.
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9 September 2011 (speaking online to devotees in Brazil)
A Very Special Day (1)
"We always search for the Lord, but the illusory environment always attacks us... The Lord Himself finds His servants, His children through His devotees. So, when you say that she is asking for initiation it means Krishna has found a servant through you."
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A Very Special Day (2)
"If you chant this Holy Name constantly and without offence, you will get result quickly, as soon as possible and Krishna will reveal in your heart, you will be successful in your spiritual life..."
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9 September 2011
The Time of Your Lives
"We got many bodies in our previous lives, but why did we get a human body? Before, Krishna sent me in a cat's body, in a dog's body, why did He not send me in a cat's body this time? What is this life for? Eating, sleeping, enjoying? Yes, enjoy, but enjoy with..."
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Spiritual Reinforcement
"If somebody tells you something, will you believe that or will you believe what your Guru says? You must ask yourself this question. A strong faith means a strong foundation—if you do not have a strong foundation, there will be no devotion."
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Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu: The All-Rounder
"Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu did everything alone—he cooked, did puja, cleaned the temple, brought water from the Yamuna, and also did personal service to his Guru. He was busy with his service from morning to night, and did everything alone."
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Your True Well-Wisher
"Sometimes your mind tells you something, but you should not follow your mind. If something bad comes to your mind, say to yourself, 'Oh, it is not good. Why will I do that? It will damage my life. I will chant, I will read a book at this time instead.'"
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Poison, Wood, and Sugarcane
"Surrender must be sincere, not pretending: we pay our full obeisance to Gurudev, but when we get up we do whatever our mind wants to do and do not follow our Guru."
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Life's Necessity
"Sing the songs and read the translation to understand their meaning, chant the Holy Name constantly—when somebody chants, listens to lectures, reads Gurudev's lectures, I am very happy to see that, it gives me pleasure."
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11 September 2011
Withdrawal of Srila Haridas Thakur
"On this day Mahaprabhu gave a great festival for Haridas Thakur; on this day Haridas Thakur left this world. Actually, Haridas Thakur is always with us—he did not leave this world, only his body left..."
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18 September 2017: (speaking online to devotees in Colombia)
Flourish and Nurture Others
"If your foundation is very strong, then your devotional activities will last a very long time. Preaching movement is our life. We promised to the Lord that we would serve Him, and our mouth, our tongue, eyes, ears, etc. are all for the service of the Lord."
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Healthy Temple: Preaching and Service
"I am very happy with this new place in Bogota. Always preach there as much as possible. Run the centre like a temple—do the programmes every day, arrange for our small altar, make some programme, somebody will do puja, somebody will cook, and so on. If you can continue in this way, it is good."
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24 September 2011 (speaking on the phone to devotees in Singapore)
My Goal and Hope
"...Gurudev wanted it, and I must fulfil his desire. I did not come to the temple to get Krishna or to get Radharani. I only came to the temple to make my Guru happy. That is my goal. We may be few, but we have quality—that is what is important."
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25 September 2011 (speaking to the devotees in Salt Lake City, USA)
Superior Vision
"Our line is Rupanuga sampradaya line—Srila Gurudev and Srila Guru Maharaj are holding this line and we are trying to serve them. You must remember Gurudev's words. Where we live is not a question—the main thing is that we must maintain our practising life."
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Adjust Your Angle
"If we stay together, there is bound to be some fighting, but we only think about our own benefit, our own enjoyment—we do not think about big matter. Instead, we take small, simple matter as something big. This is not a good idea—this is actually lack of faith."
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Taking Path Back Home
"Lord Krishna cannot always come Himself, that is why He sends a devotee as a medium. This devotee directs the souls, 'This is the road, follow this path, walk, walk, walk, and you will get your Father—you will get your own, real home!' We have got everything..."
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28 September 2011 (Skype to London Sri Vyasa Puja day)
Sri Vyasa Puja Day: A Happy Day
"Today is a very happy day for me: everybody is giving their mercy to me. Also, I can see all the devotees today, they are happily enjoying the programme and glorifying Gurudev. That is my thing—I do not want my glorification, I always want to glorify my Guru."
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Fending Maya Off: Nourish Others, Protect Yourself
"Call devotees and bring them to the temple, help them keep connection. Maya is very powerful, but when devotees are with devotees, maya always runs away. We must worry about our quality. We can be small, but our line should be perfect."
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28 September 2011 (Afternoon class on Sri Vyasa Puja day)
Kirtans: Vandana • Gurudev krpa bindu diya • Oh vaisnava thakura dayara sagara • Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Ray • Avatara sara Gora avatara • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
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My Great Fortune and Hope
"Actually I do not know when my birth day is, but Gurudev told me, 'This is your birth day,' and that is why devotees celebrate this day. Celebrating means what? Celebrating means devotees are giving mercy to me on this day and I am becoming indebted to them."
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Sankirtan Yajna—Soul of Preaching
"Where it is allowed, you must do sankirtan in the street—there may be only five of you, but if you do sankirtan, people will come, even birds, beasts, trees will get benefit through your kirtan. If you sit in your house, no one will come—start the fire, wind will come."
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8 October 2011
Raghunath Das Goswami's Path
"We have no qualification to serve the Vaishnavs. If we do not got mercy from Vaishnavs, we cannot get service from the Vaishnavs. That is why we always make Vaishnavs' disappearance festivals and remember such days."
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Highest Designation
"We do not want to be a master, we do not want to be a Guru—we want to be a servant of the servant. This is the most important thing in our spiritual life. If we can become a servant of a Vaishnav, that is the highest, that is the best qualification..."
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Raghunath Das Goswami's Pastimes: Nectar of Devotion
"In Mahaprabhu's time, and even after that, everybody wanted to be a servant. Das Goswami Prabhu, Jiva Goswami Prabhu, and others, were all servants. If you hear about Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's pastimes you will get nectar."
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Humble and Chaste Service
"Wherever they are living now, we only want them to allow us to serve their associates, associates of our Gurudev, and our Guru. We do not want to enter their party, but we only want their service as a dog..."
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9 October 2011 (speaking online with devotees in London)
Wholehearted Engagement
"This day is a day of Vaishnav seva. Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu taught us what must be the quality of a Vaishnav and what must be the quality of your practising. What Das Goswami Prabhu showed, how he himself practised, is an example for us."
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Vaishnav's Quality
"Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu taught us how we must practise, how Vaishnav's quality will come. When he was a young boy, Mahaprabhu taught him, "Do not talk any nonsense talks, do not listen to nonsense things, and do not eat so much opulent food..."
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Take Care
"One is never sick, only one's mind can be sick. Gurudev does everything. If we think, 'I am doing it,' or, 'I am doing everything, it will not run without me!' it means some ego is coming to us, and that is a big problem for us."
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Deceptive Looks
Three succinct examples of how Vaishnavs go far beyond what meets the common eye:
• Remembering Pundarik Vidyanidhi and Gadadhar Pandit • Mercy tolerates no pride • Purity of motive behind an externally pious action.
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16 October 2011 (speaking online with devotees in Canada)
Our Spiritual Lifestyle
"Gurudev said, 'Anywhere you stay, you must maintain your spiritual life.' You can make your family Krishna's family. It does not matter where we live, we can live anywhere, it is not a problem. What is necessary is to maintain our spiritual life."
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Cementing Your Faith
"It is necessary to have strongest faith. Strongest faith comes through service, through practising. Our faith will be strong if we follow Gurudev's instruction. If you do not believe Gurudev's words, then you will gradually lose your faith."
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Practise and Preach
"Everybody works, I also work, but what do we work for? Work is for the service to the Guru. If you offer everything to Gurudev, then it becomes service. And preach—you will be benefitted and they will be benefitted through you."
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16 October 2011 (speaking to devotees in Ecuador)
"Take Me As Your Own"
"We are in the same family. You are in my heart. If you can take me, with love and affection, as your servant, as your own man, that is my happiness, that is my joy. I am a bad boy, but devotees keep me in their hearts. It is my very good luck and good fortune."
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Seize Substance
"I want devotees who try heart and soul, who not only serve with their body, but with their mind and heart. It is not necessary to show false renunciation. I like the householder devotees who serve properly, who maintain their spiritual life and try to fulfil Gurudev's desire."
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Sravan, Kirtan are Main
"Sravanam and kirtanam are the main things for the proper practice. If somebody cannot understand Bhagavatam or Chaitanya-charitamrita properly, it is not a problem, they can sing some songs."
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16 October 2011 (speaking to devotees in Italy)
Preaching: Our Duty and Very Life
"A devotee's life is preaching—chanting the Holy Name, sravanam, kirtanam. Without preaching devotee cannot stay alive, they cannot live. You are preaching through this line—that is your Krishna consciousness, that is your spiritual life."
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Practice: Steadfast and Exclusive
"Faith may come, and faith may be lost. If you do not have the strongest faith, then you will automatically lose your faith because of the lack of practising. Our line must be proper and perfect."
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Preaching: Broad-Minded but not Blind
"I do not want to have more parties, I do not want anybody to be on my side. I saw somebody wanted to disturb Gurudev's mission in Gurudev's time, and now it is also going on. We must be careful and run the preaching movement properly."
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16 October 2011 (speaking to devotees in Delhi)
Proper Adjustment: Entering Viddhi-Marga
"We must realise that we are very unqualified. It is necessary to have proper adjustment and to serve properly. We must follow some viddhi-marga because if we practise raga-marga, we will become sahajiyas."
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Headstrong and Prudent
"Why must failure come in your life? I cannot tolerate it. When you do something, do it properly. We are wasting our time on talking, gossiping, and doing many things not properly. If you read four-five hours every day, you can easily pass the exam. But if you are sitting in front of the book thinking about other things in your mind, then how will you learn anything?"
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Ego and Faith Do Not Coexist
"Krishna Himself said, 'If you can come one step to Me, I will come ten steps to you.' It is necessary to believe it. He also says, 'If you think about Me, I will think about you.' If, however, we think about ourselves, then Krishna says, 'You are already fulfilled, why will I come to help you?' This is ego."
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Delhi: Fulfil Gurudev's Desire
"I do not want to give him sannyas. He is doing so much service, but if we make him a sannyasi, he will have to always sit in the house—I do not want that. I want to use him to fulfil Gurudev's desire! But I want to see this desire fulfilled in my lifetime."
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16 October 2011 (Speaking to devotees in Salt Lake City)
Hoarding Hazard
"If you not donate the knowledge you have, if you do not use the money you have for the service to Guru and Vaishnavs, it will make a problem for you later. This is what Gurudev teaches us. When money comes to you for the service to the temple, you must use that money for the service to the temple, otherwise that money will make a problem for you."
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It Is All About Consciousness
"If you like family life, it is not a problem, but if you stay in a family life, make your family Krishna's family. You are working, but you must work for the Deities, for the devotees. That is life, and that will be my happiness if you can live in this way."
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Run After Mahaprabhu
"'When will that day come?'—it is not necessary to show anything, it is necessary to feel it only in your heart and soul. You can show it through love and affection—keep devotees in your heart and devotees should keep you in their hearts."
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22 October 2011 (Speaking to devotees in Caracas)
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."
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Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj: Intimate Friend and More
"Srila Prabhupad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj gave much respect to Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. You know when Srila Sridhar Maharaj and our Gurudev were in Kolkata, they lived together with A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj for many years..."
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23 October 2011 (Speaking to devotees in New York City)
Exclusive Channel
"We have no eyes to recognise who is a great Vaishnav, who is a great bona fide Guru, but Srila Guru Maharaj told us Srila Govinda Maharaj was the Guru, then we can understand it and we must fulfil the desire of that main Vaishnav, great Vaishnav saint."
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Srila Guru Maharaj's Glory and Pastimes
"Srila Sridhar Maharaj's godbrothers, went to Hapaniya and they said that it was non-different from Varsana, Radharani's birthplace. Some of his godbrothers said he was non-different from Rupa Goswami. This is the kind of honour they all gave to him..."
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Srila Guru Maharaj's Line
"If he had stayed in Vrindavan, he would not have made any disciples—how would we have come to his shelter then? How would we have got our Guru? He came to Nabadwip and created Srila Govinda Maharaj, our Gurudev..."
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Engage Yourself—and Others
"You can preach, practise sravanam, kirtanam, engage in the preaching movement and increase our society there, I hope for that, and I also hope that you will preach in the proper way, following the proper channel. Engage others in service."
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13 November 2011
Devotion In Motion
"We have got this human body for sravanam, kirtanam: chanting and dancing. This opportunity does not come all the time, so we must use this body for preaching Krishna consciousness. If you practise in this way, your life will be glorious."
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13 November 2011
Preaching Guidance: Main Priority
"You must give priority to sankirtan, that will be good for you. Through sankirtan you can conquer everything. Do not lose your time. Day after day we are losing our time, but we must use it properly—for the service to Guru, Gauranga, and Nityananda."
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Preaching Guidance: Keen and Careful
"Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that if want to make somebody a devotee, you have to shed gallons and gallons of blood. Like, if a patient is going to die and needs blood, you need to give your blood to save them."
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Preaching Guidance: Angry, Passive, and Challenging
How to preach to angry people? Is it enough for people to just hear the Name of Krishna and get benefit through that? How to answer those who challenge referring to what others do?
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Service Target
Question: It is said in the scriptures we cannot attain anything without the mercy of the spiritual master, how can we know that our service or our intention is reaching the heart of Gurudev?
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19 November 2011 (Speaking to the devotees in Malaysia)
Practise and Preach—Properly
"You must give more importance to sankirtan. Our problem is that we do not practise properly. We are fortunate souls—we have got initiation from Gurudev, we received the seed of devotion, but we are not taking proper care of it..."
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Devotion: It Is About Mood
"Service mood means acting under the guidance of your Gurudev—you must follow what Gurudev says. It is not necessary to think about anything else. 'I do not know what will be good for me, I will follow what Gurudev says'—that is called service."
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Preach by Example
"If I do not use this body for service to my Guru, then it is not necessary to keep this human body, I can easily live in a cow's body, a dog's body or a cat's body then. Practise properly, then you will be perfect. Wherever you live, you must maintain your practising life. Do not forget your practising life!"
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Keep Your Promise—Until Death
"You take the medicine one day, another day you do not take it, or you take it for seven days and then stop—you must take this medicine until death, then you will be cured. The medicine may be bitter, may not have a good taste, but still you must take it."
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5 December 2011 (Addressing students and youths)
Born to Thrive
"We must understand that we are a jiva soul and just as we always change our clothes, we also always change our bodies. What is this body for? It is not only for eating and sleeping and enjoying your whole life, and life after life, birth after birth..."
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Fundamentals of Krishna Consciousness
"I am telling to everybody: practise, keep good association, and maintain your family life. Family life is not a problem, but it must be Krishna's family. Make your family a family of Krishna, and avoid bad habits."
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11 December 2011 (Morning Bengali class, adhivas of Srila Gurudev's Vyasa Puja)
Sri Guru: Merciful Shelter "We got this human body, but we did not do what a human should be doing. We were spending our life busy with eating, sleeping, mating, defending (dogs, goats, cats, sheep, etc. do all this and we did the same), but our Gurudev has brought us to this path..."

Practise Carefully "That is why we have fallen into the illusory environment—we forget the Lord, we forget the real thing and run here and there... Remember this. It is my prayer to you all—you have all had darshan of Gurudev, but now it is necessary to practise."

Practise. Serve. Believe. "You have come here to serve the Lord and you have come to a real, bona fide Guru. This is your Math, you have received so much blessing from Gurudev. You must think that this Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is a ship, and the captain of this ship is Gurudev. If we can stay on this ship, we can reach the place that this ship is taking us to."

 

11 December 2011
Sri Vyasa Puja Offering
"That day, in the heart of Gaura-desh, morning, noon, and evening as if merged and there sounded a stupefying song of flute. On this auspicious day, a ray of light fell from the sky. In the district of brahmans, in the house of a brahman, for the sake of jiva souls there took birth an unprecedentedly beautiful child."
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22 December 2011
Under Control
To talk about others, enjoy nice food, clothes, sex, get angry, take pride in yourself, and nurture material desires is not spiritual life—spiritual life is when your Guru controls your life, not your mind.
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The News
"You do not know but Krishna Himself has come to this world, appearing in Nabadwip under the name of Sri Krishna Chaitanya. He came to rescue us—to rescue the souls like you and me!"
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Sweet Dreams
"If Krishna calls, I am going, but those who are sleeping will sleep through the whole of their life. They will not be able to get there—they will come and go and will always sleep."
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"I Want Purity"
"Gurudev gave me this position, and I am a serious Guru. I want to bring Srila Sridhar Maharaj's culture here again. If I die, it is not a problem, but I will bring Srila Sridhar Maharaj's pure conception."
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JANUARY
Proper Utilisation
Sannyas Lila: Roaming the Land
Sannyas Lila: Breaking the Staff
Meeting Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya
Strong Desire
Do Not Fear Service
Service without Attachment

MARCH
Vigraha Is Not a Doll
Take Care of Your Seed

JUNE
Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurachandra

JULY
Practise Tolerance
Festival of Solemn Service
Our Mission, Our Life
Encroaching and Poaching
Sankirtan Movement
Spiritual Management
Zest for Sankirtan
United We Stand
Service Drive
Smooth and Strong Preaching
Clear Vision, Full Faith

AUGUST
Path to Service
Niskam Bhakti: With Heart and Soul
Inspired Service
Embrace and Nurture
Do You See What I See?
Service Mentality
Desire to Serve
"Wake up! Arise! Come with us!"
Do Not Be Misled
Eternal Servants—Eternal Service
Simple and Sincere
Fools' Enjoyment
Continuous Service
Tend to Your Foundation
Appreciate Your Fortune
Baladev Purnima: A Special Day
Baladev Purnima: Double Festival in Russia
Be Alert and Assiduous
Temple Management Scheme (1)
Temple Management Scheme (2)
Source of Joy
Sravan-Kirtan: Heart of Preaching Movement
Best Servitor
Preaching Mahaprabhu's Conception
Emporium of All Rasa
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Our Fortune and Focus
Be Great. Be Strong
My Hope
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Service Festival
Krishna's Childhood Pastimes
Essential Service
Proper Channel and Approach
Straight Line
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Celebrate and Realise

SEPTEMBER
Sri Radhastami: Worship with Extreme Care
Sri Radhastami: Capture the Captor
Entering Krishna's World
Cultivating the Heart
When the Family Is Against
A Very Special Day (1)
A Very Special Day (2)
The Time of Your Lives
Spiritual Reinforcement
Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu: The All-Rounder
Your True Well-Wisher
Poison, Wood, and Sugarcane
Life's Necessity
Withdrawal of Srila Haridas Thakur
Flourish and Nurture Others
Healthy Temple: Preaching and Service
My Goal and Hope
Superior Vision
Adjust Your Angle
Taking Path Back Home
Sri Vyasa Puja Day: A Happy Day
Fending Maya Off: Nourish Others, Protect Yourself
My Great Fortune and Hope
Sankirtan Yajna—Soul of Preaching

OCTOBER
Raghunath Das Goswami's Path
Highest Designation
Raghunath Das Goswami's Pastimes: Nectar of Devotion
Humble and Chaste Service
Wholehearted Engagement
Vaishnav's Quality
Take Care
Deceptive Looks
Our Spiritual Lifestyle
Cementing Your Faith
Practise and Preach
"Take Me As Your Own"
Seize Substance
Sravan, Kirtan are Main
Preaching: Our Duty and Very Life
Practice: Steadfast and Exclusive
Preaching: Broad-Minded but not Blind
Proper Adjustment: Entering Viddhi-Marga
Headstrong and Prudent
Ego and Faith Do Not Coexist
Delhi: Fulfil Gurudev's Desire
Hoarding Hazard
It Is All About Consciousness
Run After Mahaprabhu
The Root of Our Fortune
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj: Intimate Friend and More
Exclusive Channel
Srila Guru Maharaj's Glory and Pastimes
Srila Guru Maharaj's Line
Engage Yourself—and Others

NOVEMBER
Devotion In Motion
Preaching Guidance: Main Priority
Preaching Guidance: Keen and Careful
Preaching Guidance: Angry, Passive, and Challenging
Service Target
Practise and Preach—Properly
Devotion: It Is About Mood
Preach by Example
Keep Your Promise—Until Death

DECEMBER
Born to Thrive
Fundamentals of Krishna Consciousness
Sri Guru: Merciful ShelterPractise CarefullyPractise. Serve. Believe.Sri Vyasa Puja Offering
Under Control
The News

 


 

Keep Out of Danger
Are you unhappy with others' service? Do you like going to the beach and Ganges? Do you like what is on others' plate? Is your mind disturbing you? 'Brother, you are swimming in maya for nothing, coming up to the surface, choking and struggling. The soul is a servant of Krishna! Believe it and there will be no misery left.'

 

Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya
'Gurudev, give this servant a drop of your mercy, and make me more humble than a blade of grass.'
গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া

All our Guru-varga gave their life for service to the Lord.

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