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2012

 

12 January & 21 September 2012
Sri Bamunpara Dham
"Actually, I first came to this place in 1993. Gurudev told me, 'If you want to do something in my birthplace, first make a house for Gopinath, I will be very happy.' Gurudev ordered it to me, and I did it..."
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22 January 2012 (class in Guntur, AP)
Vaishnav-Seva: Highlight of Life
"You must always do Vaishnav seva—without service to the Vaishnavs we cannot proceed in our spiritual life. How can you do Vaishnav seva? Vaishnav seva means following the order and advice that a Vaishnav gives you."
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22 January 2012 (class in Nandigram, AP)
Tracing Our Roots
"We have all come from the same family. Wake up! This is not your real home! How many days will you stay here? We have all come from the same place—you have come from Me, and I have come to take you there!"
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Serve, Chant, Remember
"We keep coming and going, we are always changing our address, but now that we have got a human body. If a fortunate soul can take and chant the Holy Name, they can go to their real home, it will not be necessary for them to suffer any more."
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This Is Your Medicine, Take It
"So, I am praying to everybody—Mahaprabhu brought Harinam-sankirtan, this is your medicine, take it. If you take this medicine, you will be rescued from this world. When you get a good doctor and good medicine, your disease will be removed. How is it possible?"
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Devotion to Devotees
"You must serve the devotees. Gurudev said, 'If you serve devotees, Krishna will come and serve you.' Why is it necessary to take initiation, why is it necessary to take a Guru? Why do we go to the temple?"
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Priceless Wealth
"Many years ago, there was one brahmin who worshipped Lord Siva. One day, Lord Siva became very happy with his meditation and asked him, 'What do you want?' The brahmin said, 'I want some money'"...
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Captured by Heart, Not Kartals
"You know that Radharani did not study at Cambridge or Oxford University—simply through service, through chanting, She captured the heart of Krishna. When you go to Goloka Vrindavan, there will be no kartals, no mridanga, only clapping and chanting."
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Power of Surrender—and Faith
"The Lord can change everything. You think something is impossible, but nothing is impossible, anything can happen. But it all depends upon your faith. If you have the strongest faith and you surrender fully, then you will get a real benefit."
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Initiation—Surrender of Heart
"If somebody wants to take this Holy Name, I am ready—Gurudev gave me this position to serve you all. It is not necessary to bring money, you can bring a few fruits, this is sufficient. We are not asking anyone for money—we are asking for your love and affection."
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23 January 2012 (Khammam, South India)
Cultivate Your Heart
"It is necessary to cultivate your heart, to make it fertile. You have got a good seed, and you must increase, must grow your bhakti-lata-bij through sravanam-kirtanam. Only by chanting the Holy Name can you get the real benefit and go to your real home..."
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A Shift In Objective
"Worshipping Lord Ramachandra was in Treta-yuga, but we live not in Treta-yuga—we live in Kali-yuga and we must know what is the dharma of Kali-yuga. It is not like the tradition to come to a temple, pay dandavat and go. We must practise properly."
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Different Perspective
"If you want to get great things, you must give up small things. We always run behind kanak (money), kamini (companions), and pratistha (name and fame), always worry, "How will I get everything?" But we have only three duties..."
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The Proof of the Pudding
"You should come and practise. It is not necessary to think so much—you will not get the taste just by watching a football match, you must come and play football, play and enjoy with us!"
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South India: Coconuts and Liberation
Why do they offer coconuts to the Lord? Does breaking coconuts symbolise breaking the ego? If we want to go to heaven, what are the necessary qualifications? Why is bhakti necessary?
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2012
Control the Root
"This is my advice, my prescription. If you follow this prescription, you will be successful in your spiritual life."
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Unknown date
The Disciple's Mood and the Guru's Power
(English and Bengali) A sincere disciple's service mood (no matter what their background may be) can capture the heart of Sri Guru and bring all auspiciousness—and what is the power of Sri Guru? Two simple stories with a profound purport.
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Unknown date
Perfect Character
"We sing [these songs], but it is not only singing—we have to practise it. Without practising we cannot become perfect." Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj speaks on the main qualities that are necessary for a sincere practitioner to nurture, and the main source of problems that is necessary to carefully avoid.
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2012
Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu
"I have no power to say what kind of devotion to his Guru Jiva Goswami had. Jiva Goswami's service cannot be compared to anyone's service. Whatever order he would get, he would place it on his head and do it all the time—his mind never went to any other place."
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26 February 2012
Initiation into Chanting of the Holy Name
An extensive talk given prior to Hari-nam initiation, explaining the goal, the path, and the means of attaining the highest benefit in one's spiritual life, as well as the primary practices of a sincere disciple.
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28 February 2012
Knock, Knock! (Ahvana Poem)
"Who is your friend? Your friend has come to your house as a beggar and prays to you, 'Please chant the Name of Krishna! Come with us!' Just like a beggar he comes to you, but you cannot recognise him."
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"I am touching your feet—please come!"
"Gurudev says, 'I am folding my hands, I am touching your feet—please come at Gaura Purnima!' How many more times will you come to this world? Those who do this Nabadwip Dham parikrama with devotees do no have to wander any longer in these three worlds."
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Commit Yourself to Practice
"Will the disease be cured just by coming to the doctor's house (or by the doctor coming to your house)? You must take the medicine—you must chant, always chant the Holy Name; wherever you are, chant the Holy Name of Krishna."
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Poison and Medicine
"If you chant, your disease will be cured. If I chant the Holy Name, what is it to you? You will not get benefit from it. It is not enough to hear about Krishna consciousness, it is necessary to practise it."
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Goloka Is Service Land
"Where is Goloka Vrindavan? In your house. How is it possible? It is possible if you serve the Lord every day. If you only say, 'Gurudev, Gurudev, mercy, mercy,' and only sit and chant, it will not do. You must always engage in bhajan, and bhajan means service."
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Vaishnava-Vandana: Service Track
"What happen if you do not follow the line? It says you must give up karma. Does it mean you must give up your job, you must stop cooking, eating, etc.? What does it mean? What is service? If you want to do service, who should you remember?"
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Been There, Heard That
"What will I hear at the class? They say one and the same thing every day, every sannyasi says the same thing—I am not this body, I am atma. I know all this! Why will I go to the class?"
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Service Will Take You Home
"This house is not your house. Where is home? You have lost your address and I have come to take you to your own home. In the place where I have come from, the Lord is crying there for us—for us, His lost children."
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Maya Family or Chaitanya Saraswat Family?
"This family's name is Chaitanya Saraswat Family. If you can stay in this family, then you will be able to chant the Holy Name together, as a member of the family, in the place where this family is."
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9 March 2012
Come to your home
"You have to be chaste, have to be clear. Take Gurudev's boat, and one day that boat will take you to Vrindavan. You have to believe that."

Remember Where You Belong To
"You must promise me now that if you go back to your home, you will serve the Guru, Vaishnavs, Bhagavan, that you will practise properly. Do not go back to the mundane world, do not go back to the attachment with the family life."
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10 March 2012
Service Capacity
"Those who have much capacity, must use it. If you have some knowledge, you have some capacity for preaching but do not preach, it is a hellish position. Preaching is our life; without preaching it is kaitava, cheating."
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Practise with Affection
"What did Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur re-introduce saffron for? Why did Prabhupad and Mahaprabhu make tilak, kanthi-mala, following Ekadasi, and so on? It means that you must always practise properly."
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Settle Your Heart in Service
"For so many years, so many births, we have been always moving around, but now we must stop and settle in one place, that is in our own home. If you think about Nabadwip, think about Mahaprabhu every day, then one day Krishna will easily bring you here."
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Love Your Service
"Those of you who have some service, do not leave it! You get service by fortune, remember it—your mercy, your connection with mercy is there. Your mind always disturbs you, but you must not leave your service."
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5 May 2012
Lord Nrisinghadev
"'Please, remove the obstacles to pure devotion and bad elements from our society'—that is our only prayer to Lord Nrisinghadev."
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12 May 2012
The Soul's Misery
"Illusory environment means we are covered by an illusory net and we forget everything. Overcoming this illusory environment will depend on the quality of our surrender."
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Adosa-Darasi
"Gurudev said, 'If you criticise somebody, that fault will come to you.' He did not want to hear anybody criticising or anybody being criticised. Criticism takes one to a hellish position."
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Sadhu-Sanga: Primary Practice
"Life is very short, we can die any time, so we must realise now what we must do—what Srimad Bhagavatam says, what Srimad Bhagavad-gita says—and follow that."
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Full Surrender
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj explains the six limbs, constituents, of surrender.
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Reviving Srila Prabhupad's Preaching
"...At that time Srila Sridhar Maharaj decided to go to Vrindavan and do bhajan, but when he got some akash dhvani, "What did I give you sannyas for? For your own self?" he hurried away from Vrindavan..."
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Reforming Others
Three educational stories from the life of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and his disciple Sripad B.D. Madhav Maharaj.
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Proper Positioning
It is not easy to take sannyas, but it is very easy to fall down: if you can avoid kanak, kamini, pratistha and give them to their proprietors, then you will have no problem and you will not fall down.
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27 May 2012
As Soon As Possible
"You are getting the seed, but it is not enough to only get the seed—you must take care of it. You must always chant properly and practise properly. That is my advice. You think you are getting initiation and will go to Vaikuntha, but it is not possible without you practising."
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1 July 2012
Engage Yourself In Service
"I am telling to everyone: always engage yourself in service. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. These are not games, it is serious. Life is very short, and we must take our service serious, we must take our life serious..."
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Family Foundation (1): Conception
"Your family may not always come to this line, but we all come from the same family. You get a father and a mother in every life, but we get an honest Guru only in this human body. So, you can preach to your family about this, explain what this human body is for."
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Family Foundation (2): Behaviour
"We are all family members, but we are not giving honour to each other. If you yourself have the proper attitude and the proper behaviour, then others will learn good behaviour from you..."
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Family Foundation (3): Sacrifice
"I cannot tolerate it when devotees do not practise properly, when their behaviour is not proper, and when they leave their husband, wife. Do not live like cats and dogs. I am not against householder life, but if you get married, practise an honest householder life."
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Chaturmasya
"Chaturmasya is good, but chaturmasya does not mean you must keep a beard, grow long hair and not eat something, but secretly do nonsense. This life is not for enjoyment only. You must be always careful with the food..."
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8 July 2012
Fallen Souls: Imitation, Ego, Faith
Imitation: "After passing the brahmachari age, it is your right, you can get married. It is not bad, but it must be an honest householder life."
Ego: "They do some service, but I am praying to the Lord that through their service ego will not come."
Faith: "When you go fishing, you see fish in some place, but when you throw the net some fish will swim away. Do not worry about that."
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Simple Preaching, Simple Practice
"If you can only always chant this Harinam maha-mantra, it will give you a great result. Through chanting you will get service, and when you get service, that will be sufficient for you."
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"Please Forgive My Offence"
"Everybody is different, and ego can come easily through some aparadh: service aparadh, Vaishnav aparadh, etc. Actually, when we go too close, it is very difficult, that is why we sing every day, 'Vando muni savadhana mate, I carefully offer my obeisance.'"
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15 July 2012
Sri Guru's Joy and Sadness
"When your preaching becomes more successful, when everyone proceeds in their spiritual life, when everyone is happy and increasing their service and spiritual life, then I become happy."
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Start the Fire
Answers to three question—accepting a guru, preaching to a child, and the meaning of Namabhas. "You first start the fire, the wind will come!"
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Luchi Fried in Kerosene
"If anybody comes from another temple, or another society, and you are giving initiation to them, or you are recommending them for initiation, you must think first and clarify them."
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Mahadvadasi
"Mahadvadasi means two tithis (lunar days) coincide on one day. Ekadasi is auspicious, and mahadvadasi is even more auspicious, that is why we observe it. You can fast more, but if you fast and sleep all day and do not do any service, it is not good."
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Gross!
One of the grossest things a disciple can do: "At the time of taking initiation we surrender to our Guru and promise him, 'I will serve you, I will serve your mission.' But when after that they go to another temple and do service there, they are just like a..."
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Great Expectations
"Always be humble, practise, and whatever result comes, Krishna will give it. Do not hope for so many things, like, 'I want to go Goloka Vrindavan.' Your duty is to only do service, to please your Guru."
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Make the Festival, with Heart and Soul
"I am telling to everyone who is staying in the temple, to every centre: you must make a festival for Srila Sridhar Maharaj. If you want to show that you want to serve Srila Sridhar Maharaj, then make a good festival on this day."
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22 July 2012
Service Mood Brings Service Joy
"If you serve realising that this kind of service fulfils your Gurudev's desire and you feel pleasure and happiness coming to your mind and heart, then you can understand that your service mood is proper."
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Bread of Life
"When I see people working so hard outside only for their food, I become sad. I am praying for everybody—try to understand how valuable this human life. You cannot even imagine how valuable this life is. If we lose this life on some other job, it will be bad for everybody."
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Sharing, Shunning, and Shirking
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj answers questions about Srimad Bhakti Vinodaviraha Dasakam, detachment, and remembers naughty childhood pastimes.
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Service to Tulasi
"If you can take care of your children, why can you not take care of Tulasi? Krishna knows everything, He is merciful, and He will remove your offence, but you must always cry, 'Prabhu, I do not know how to serve You! I am doing what I can, and if it is Your wish, You can take my service...' This is the service mood."
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To Be or Not to Be—No Such Question
"Death is not a better option, it is actually worse for you. If we have service to Krishna, then we must engage ourselves in His service—why should we die? Krishna sends us here to serve Him, so we must chant His Name, we must serve Him."
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Guru's Care for Mission and Disciple
"Gurudev said so many things, gave so much advice for our spiritual life. When I sat in front of him, I thought, 'His every single word is everything—just one his word is my wealth, his every word is very important for my spiritual life.'"
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Keep Yourself Afloat
"Krishna always wants service from the devotees. Because of their bad karma and because the illusory environment is very powerful, maya always removes everybody from their service. If you can come out of the illusory environment, Krishna again give you service."
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Perfect Service Environment
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is sharing his vision on how to protect and arrange the service of an established and growing community of devotees.
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Grace and Disgrace
(1) How can we help a devotee if they have false ego? "If such devotee surrenders to Krishna, He alone can solve their problem." (2) What is the real meaning of "His Divine Grace"? "His Divine Grace means Om Vishnupad, non-different from Krishna."
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Offence and Sin: Committing, Removing, Tolerating
Answering questions: What is the difference between an offence and a sin? How can we know when Krishna forgives or removes our offence? If a devotee feels unhappy when they are doing some service, does it mean that the Guru also feels unhappy with their service?
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29 July 2012 (Speaking to devotees in London)
Path to Donkeyhood
"When you get involved with so much education, maya attacks you—it brings bondage for your spiritual life, and too much education turns you into a donkey. It is not my words—Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur said 'gadha.'"
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Loving Search for the Lost Servant (1): Knock and Bow
"I may make a mistake, somebody else can make a mistake or the manager can make a mistake, but why will we not go to the temple? Devotees always become tired and they go to their own homes and do there whatever they want, but this life is not meant for this."
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Loving Search for the Lost Servant (2): Mercy above Justice
"'If by chance a servant falls down and goes somewhere else, glorious is that master who captures him and brings him back by the hair.' We must try."
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Devotional Prudence
"Sometimes we go out, we go here and there and everywhere. Our mind is very naughty, but we have some sumedha, subuddhi, so we must think, 'How should I spend the rest of my life?'"
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Love for the Temple
"Many people come—some are bad, some are good—we must run with them. We do not want to reject them, we must run the centre—anyhow we must try and try, heart and soul. If we try for the Guru, Vaishnavs and Bhagavan, they will look after us."
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Life Values
"In this life people work for themselves and for their family maintenance from birth to death, they do not get time to even come to the temple to pay dandavat. Krishna gave this human body only for service, so if you can spend minimum 50% of this life on service, that will be good for your next life."
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Malini Devi and Vishvarup
"The name Srivas Pandit's wife is Malini Devi. You know, one time Malini chastised Srivas Pandit. Once, Vishvarup Prabhu, Nimai's elder brother, came to their house to ask Srivas Pandit for help..."
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Manage and Maintain
"Our life is like this—devotees always serve, always engage in preaching movement, with sadhu-sanga and Nama-sankirtan. Always do Harinam sankirtan in the street. If we try, we can manage everything, it is not a problem."
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29 July 2012 (speaking to devotees in Venezuela)
Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu (1)
"Tomorrow is Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's and Srila Gauridas Pandit's disappearance day. We want to say something about them because our Guru Maharaj Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and our Gurupadpadma are Rupanuga-dhara—they are holding Srila Rupa Goswami's flag."
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Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu (2)
"We must all pray to Srila Rupa Goswami, 'Prabhu, wherever you are staying now, please forgive our offences. Please engage us to serve your servant, please tolerate us. Prabhu, please accept us as a dog at your lotus feet!'"
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Gauri Das Pandit's Pastimes
"Gauri Das Pandit is also a dearmost devotee of Nityananda Prabhu and a dearmost devotee of Mahaprabhu. You know that one time Nityananda Prabhu and Mahaprabhu went to Kalna, the area where Gauri Das Pandit lived..."
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Mercy Is Above Justice
"Gurudev is merciful, but it does not mean that one more chance will come to everybody. Mercy is above justice, but not for everybody. The Guru can say, 'Come back to the temple,' but it does not mean you will think, 'OK, I can make the same offence again!'"
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Unity Is Strength
"We joined Gurudev's mission because we want to serve. Somebody may not like me, but Nitai Gaurachandra like my service, then what is the problem? I cannot understand why I must run away from my service. Why should we fight among each other?"
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Off Base
"I can give you all one example today. We never go to Vrindavan for jhulan-yatra—it is sahajiyas' style and conception, it not our conception. But once a brahmachari, one of Gurudev's disciples, wanted to do some programme there at this time..."
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Ego and Ginger—Watch Out!
"(1) If somebody is doing some wrong, they must get some punishment, it is necessary, but at the same time we always try to keep all the devotee at the lotus feet of Gurudev, it is also necessary. (2) Do not use ginger in subjis. It is not good for health, and not good for the devotional life also."
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5 August 2012
Satyavadi-gram: The Truthful Village
"Once, Narad Goswami came to visit this visva brahmanda in a human body. He was walking down a street when he came across one house..."
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17 September 2012
Fertile Ground
"You must practise every day. This is an instruction for everybody. Do not think that you just take initiation and you have already reached Vaikuntha, Goloka Vrindavan. It is impossible. I am giving you a seed, and you must take care of it."
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23 September 2012 (Sri Radhastami)
Sri Radhastami: Do Not Cheat Yourself
"If you chant, 'Radhe, Radhe,' you will not get Radharani. It is necessary to serve Radharani, that means to serve Gurudev. Radharani's lotus feet are non-different from the lotus feet of Sri Guru. It is necessary to know what the real service is."
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4 November 2012 (Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur Mahasay)
Srila Narottam Das Thakur: Our Guru, Our Protector, Our Shelter
"Narottam Das Thakur is our Guru-varga. If you think how much he tried to preach, you will wonder, 'How is it possible?' You can understand how much he preached and how he protected our line if you think about his songs."
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Srila Narottam Das Thakur: Bona Fide Benefactor
"Who will you call a Guru? A Guru is not someone whose profession is to make disciples, who only takes your money. The Guru gives a conception, gives some wealth, property, with which you can go to your real home..."
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Srila Narottam Das Thakur's Separation
"How did he leave his body? It was unbelievable. It happened on the panchami (fifth) day of the Kartik month, that is today... One day, he was chanting and the devotees could see that he was saying, 'I want to go, I want to go.' He said this in front of everybody..."
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Srila Narottam Das Thakur: His Mission in Bengal
"Three persons had promised to stay in Vrindavan, but they left their promise and came to Bengal. When Narottam Das Thakur came to Bengal he found so many great devotees who were not getting good association. He kept Mahaprabhu's conception properly. We pray we can get some mercy and can serve him, protect his line and preach about him."
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Beware of Maya
"After some days there will come Guru Maharaj's appearance festival. We must honour his appearance day properly... Always, at all times, be alert, be aware of Maya. Maya does not mean some girl or a woman..."
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Kirtans: • Ye anila prema-dhana • Hari haraye nama krsna.
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7 November 2012 (Morning class)
Keep Yourself Busy with Nama-sankirtan
"We must always keep ourselves busy with Nama-sankirtan. Always remember this. We cannot even realise how the time goes by. We get minute after minute, moment after moment, but we must use ourselves for the Lord, for His service each moment. How?"
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Follow and Protect
"We have all come to this bona fide line not for enjoyment, we have come to this line to serve the Lord. It is not only my responsibility, everybody should take some responsibility to protect this Mission, this line. Engage yourself according to your quality in the service of the Lord, in the service to Gurudev."
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7 November 2012 (Evening class)
Attend to Kirtan—Attain Kirtan
"Who can understand these songs? We cannot even understand 'trnad api sunichena...' then can we proceed to the other songs? If we want to chant the Name of Krishna, then we must become like this—trnad api sunichena...—as we sing in this kirtan."
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When Will It Hit Home?
"So low, we have fallen into this material world and been averse to Krishna since time immemorial, but the Lord sends His own man to us to take us all back, 'Go, My child is in the bondage of illusion, he has forgotten everything—go and bring him back!'"
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Check Your Heart
"If you get the Lord, you will get everything but instead of wanting the Lord we want to enjoy, that is why we come to this world again and again. Guru Maharaj said so many things, so many times—we must listen to what Gurudev says."
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Wake Up! Wake Up!
"You have got this human life for a reason. If you get this rare human life but do not practise as a human, you will again have to come and go, you will again have to suffer so much."
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Math's Growing Glory
"Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj could see that this temple would become great and many branches would spring up. And it happened. As Gurudev said, now the sun never sets on Chaitanya Saraswat Math. This is the temple you have come to, to serve the Lord..."
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Visiting Holy Places: Pleasure Hunting?
"'The trouble of visiting holy places is simply a mental delusion—all possible perfection is the feet of Govinda.' You can ask me, 'Maharaj, then why are you going there, why are taking us with you?' Do you know the answer?"
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Gurus and Brahmans: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
"Those who were raksasas in previous ages, have taken birth as brahmanas in Kali-yuga to torment the physically weak saintly persons who are engaged in the culture of hearing about the Lord. So, whatever varna or asram you may belong to, if you do not worship Krishna but engage in your prescribed duties, you will have to fall into a terrible hell."
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Learn Krishna Consciousness
"Gurudev said, 'If the Lord wants a singara, then you must give Him a singara and the matter is over—you will get the Lord.' The Lord and Gurudev tells us what they want—it is all written in the scriptures—and we must simply do what they tell us..."
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Visa into Service World
"Srila Guru Maharaj sometimes said, 'Are you going to Vrindavan? But do you have the visa to go there?' You cannot get entrance into Vrindavan with money—if you go there just on the strength of money you will go there and only see monkeys passing stool."
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14 November 2012 (Sri Govardhan Puja)
Sri Govardhan Puja
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj speaking in English and Bengali about the Govardhan Pastime of Lord Sri Krishna.
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5 December 2012
Heartfelt and Fervent
"Even two trees can get Your lotus feet, can get mercy from You, Prabhu! But I am even lower than that, I have no devotion, but You can rescue me..."
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Terminal Foolishness
"People do not understand that if your get some honour, if you get some donation, or some respect, who is it for? It is for the Guru and his mission. If you do not think like this, then pratistha will attack you even more."
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Mind the Manners
"If you come to the temple and do not pay dandavat, it is one kind of offence, seva-aparadh. It is disrespect. Imagine I come to your house, but I do not talk to you. What kind of culture is it? "
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Internal Inspiration
"Without the chaitya guru's instruction you cannot get a bona fide Guru. Chaitya guru's instruction is not open: it comes from the heart. You get some feeling and come to a bona fide Guru."
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Proper Attachment and Approach
Questions and answers: • Result of fasting on Ekadasi • Getting faith and intensifying faith • Feeling unsatisfied with your service result • Proper attachment to and faith in the Guru • Removing material attachment • Adjusting with the family.
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15 December 2012
Happy Service Mood
"When devotees practise properly, they are always joyful with Krishna consciousness, always feel very happy with their practising life, with sravan, kirtan. You are happy in your spiritual life, so I think that your practising life is going on properly."
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23 December 2012
The Meaning of Sahajiya
"We cook to please Krishna, to make Krishna happy. It is not like you are doing some nonsense and think you are making Krishna happy. If you use Krishna's name, use Gurudev's name, but actually you cook and eat it yourself without offering it to Guru, Krishna, it is sahajiya."
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Pratistha | Singing Songs and Doing Kirtan
"If you think that everything is for Guru, pratistha will not be able to disturb you."
"Singing a song and kirtan are different. If you know the meaning of the song, you will always get energy to do kirtan; if you just sing a song, you will not get that energy."
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23 December 2012
Keep the Fire On
"Start the fire and keep the fire on, the wind will come. Even if your boat is going to sink, you must still continue rowing. So, do not stop, you must continue going forward. Until you get to the bank you must continue swimming!"
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Service Enthusiasm
"I keep myself busy—I do not want to be a sick person or lazy. If you sing with love, and continue in this way, your heart will be good, then disease will never come to your heart. And by hook or by crook, you must engage people in service to Krishna consciousness."
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31 December 2012
Under a Haritaki Tree
"Vrindavan Das Thakur's mother's name is Narayani, and she was a niece of Srivas Pandit. Mahaprabhu always held kirtans in the house of Srivas Pandit, and Narayani lived in that same house. When she was very little, she got Mahaprabhu's mercy..."
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ON THIS PAGE:

JANUARY
Sri Bamunpara Dham
Vaishnav-Seva: Highlight of Life
Tracing Our Roots
Serve, Chant, Remember
This Is Your Medicine, Take It
Devotion to Devotees
Priceless Wealth
Captured by Heart, Not Kartals
Power of Surrender—and Faith
Initiation—Surrender of Heart
Cultivate Your Heart
A Shift In Objective
Different Perspective
The Proof of the Pudding
South India: Coconuts and Liberation
Control the Root
The Disciple's Mood and the Guru's Power
• Perfect Character
• Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu

FEBRUARY
• Initiation into Chanting of the Holy Name
Knock, Knock! (Ahvana Poem)
"I am touching your feet—please come!"
Commit Yourself to Practice
Poison and Medicine
Goloka Is Service Land
Vaishnava-Vandana: Service Track
Been There, Heard That
Service Will Take You Home
Maya Family or Chaitanya Saraswat Family?

MARCH
• Come to your home
Remember Where You Belong To
Service Capacity
Practise with Affection
Settle Your Heart in Service
Love Your Service

MAY
• Lord Nrisinghadev
• The Soul's Misery
• Adosa-Darasi
• Sadhu-Sanga: Primary Practice
• Full Surrender
• Reviving Srila Prabhupad's Preaching
• Reforming Others
• Proper Positioning
• As Soon As Possible

JULY
Engage Yourself In Service
Family Foundation (1): Conception
Family Foundation (2): Behaviour
Family Foundation (3): Sacrifice
Chaturmasya
• Fallen Souls: Imitation, Ego, Faith
• Simple Preaching, Simple Practice
• "Please Forgive My Offence"
• Sri Guru's Joy and Sadness
• Start the Fire
• Luchi Fried in Kerosene
• Mahadvadasi
• Gross!
• Great Expectations
• Make the Festival, with Heart and Soul
Service Mood Brings Service Joy
Bread of Life
Sharing, Shunning, and Shirking
Service to Tulasi
To Be or Not to Be—No Such Question
Guru's Care for Mission and Disciple
Keep Yourself Afloat
Perfect Service Environment
Grace and Disgrace
Offence and Sin: Committing, Removing, Tolerating
Path to Donkeyhood
Loving Search for the Lost Servant (1): Knock and Bow
Loving Search for the Lost Servant (2): Mercy above Justice
Devotional Prudence
Love for the Temple
Life Values
Malini Devi and Vishvarup
Manage and Maintain
Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu (1)
Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu (2)
Gauri Das Pandit's Pastimes
Mercy Is Above Justice
Unity Is Strength
Off Base
Ego and Ginger—Watch Out!

AUGUST
• Satyavadi-gram: The Truthful Village

SEPTEMBER
Fertile Ground
Sri Radhastami: Do Not Cheat Yourself

NOVEMBER
• Srila Narottam Das Thakur: Our Guru, Our Protector, Our Shelter
Srila Narottam Das Thakur: Bona Fide Benefactor
Srila Narottam Das Thakur's Separation
Srila Narottam Das Thakur: His Mission in Bengal
Beware of Maya
Keep Yourself Busy with Nama-sankirtan
Follow and Protect
Attend to Kirtan—Attain Kirtan
When Will It Hit Home?
Check Your Heart
Wake Up! Wake Up!
Math's Growing Glory
Visiting Holy Places: Pleasure Hunting?
Gurus and Brahmans: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Learn Krishna Consciousness
Visa into Service World

DECEMBER
• Heartfelt and Fervent
• Terminal Foolishness
Mind the Manners
Internal Inspiration
Proper Attachment and Approach
Happy Service Mood
• The Meaning of Sahajiya
• Pratistha | Singing Songs and Doing Kirtan
Keep the Fire On
Service Enthusiasm
• Under a Haritaki Tree

 


 

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...'

 

Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
'Your ever-new joy as you describe the Absolute, your adjustments, your harmonies—such greatness...'
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’

When you jump somewhere, do not look behind—you know that maya is very strong;
slowly, slowly, it gives more and more problems.

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