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2014

 

 

19 March 2014
At Stake
"If you take initiation but do not understand properly how to practise, then your initiation is nothing. Gurudev gives the Holy Name to your heart, but if that Holy Name is not dancing in your mouth, then you can understand whether your bhajan is going forward or backward."
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Leap Forward
"Everything must be used for the service to the Lord. In this world everything is created not for you—you are not the enjoyer, Krishna is the only enjoyer. You must remember this always and follow this."
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Service Capacity
"You cannot ignore anybody. Not everybody is qualified to do the goshala seva, but everybody has some quality. You should test the person and depending on what quality they have you must use that quality for the service to the Lord, to Guru."
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Sincere Enquiry
"Life is always temporary, but how can you during this temporary life attain something eternal? This is what we must all understand. You must search for the eternal things, you must find where the original source is."
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26 July 2014 (Disappearance of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Exalted, Esteemed, and Inimitable
"We have no quality or qualification to glorify Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. He is a super personality. Srila Sridhar Maharaj conquered, possessed the heart of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur through his service and devotion."
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Importance of True Guru
"In this age of Kali there are so many gurus, but it is rare to get a guru who thinks about the disciple's santap, tri-tap-jvala. We must understand the importance of the Guru. As long as we have the shelter of Gurudev, Krishna cannot destroy us."
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? July 2014
The Bond with the Guru
"If you have a very strong relationship with the Guru, offences and undesirable things will gradually go away. If you have some material desire and do not want to remove it, and instead you want more and more, you will never get relief from that desire."
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The Key to Guru's Heart
Do you want to be able to chant the Holy Name? Do you want to be a devotee, to persevere and never leave your service? Do you want to know how?...
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3 August 2014
The day has come!
Online darshan of joy and guidance, spoken to the London devotees: "I am proud, I am happy because today with the devotees' help and strongest desire, one of the desires of Srila Gurudev is going to be fulfilled! Today is a very great day for us."
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9 August 2014
Devotion Conquers—Ego Repels
Lord Balaram, Kaliya-daman Lila, Saubhari Muni, Sudama Vipra, the sun, a vessel, a drum, a pig, and a drop of water—all these are woven together to guide us towards perfect devotion.
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10 August 2015 (Sri Baladev Purnima)
Asraya Vigraha Sri Baladev
"Without the shelter of Nityananda Prabhu, without the shelter of Baladev Prabhu, we cannot think about Krishna. We must understand how to serve, how to give nourishment to Baladev."
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18 August 2014 (Sri Krishna Janmastami)
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Surrender and Practise Daily
Morning Skype darshan to Mauritius: "We have to understand Krishna's Pastimes. We have to be niskama bhakta: we must have no material desire, and we must not ask Krishna for anything."
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Sri Krishna Janmastami: Path Back to Home
Evening Skype darshan to Mauritian devotees: "We are taking so many things, but our hunger will not finish, there will always be some material desire. But if you surrender to Krishna, to His devotee, and if you worship Krishna, if you chant the Holy Name of Krishna, you will get real benefit, you can go to your real home."
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Sri Janmastami Programme Kirtans
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28 August 2014
Auspicious and Responsible Service
Along with the joyful arrival of the Deities, there comes a great responsibility and increased, intensified service. Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj gives merciful guidelines for the London devotees and all the devotees around the world on how to maintain the Deities, the devotees, and the temple.
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7 September 2014 (Appearance day of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur)
Appearance Day of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's online darshan for the Brazilian devotees glorifying the great, outstanding Acharya of our Sampradaya: "He who increases devotion, beauty, charm, who is giving us everything—he is Bhakti Vinod Thakur!"
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Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur:
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Bengali and English lecture at Sri Nabadwip Dham glorifying the grand and inconceivable contribution and personality of Sri Bhakti Vinod Thakur:
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7 September 2014 (Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, skype to Brazil)
Extraordinary Glories of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
"Devotion is akinchana-guhya-vidya (sacred education, para-vidya, suddha-saraswati), and he who enhances devotion, its beauty and charm and distributes it to us is called Bhaktivinod Thakur. It is his appearance day that we are celebrating today."
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Practise with Heart
"Devotion, everything will gradually come through practising Krishna consciousness. Without practising it will not come. It is necessary to practise, and this is not one day's matter. You must also try to stay in this family, do not get ousted..."
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25 September 2014 (Sri Vyasa Puja of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj)
Part 1: How to See the Guru: Mercy
Clear guidance on how to understand who the Guru is, and how a sincere disciple should see the Guru: the Guru is not only a mahabhagavata (a great devotee), he is nondifferent from Krishna Himself.
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Part 2: How to See the Guru: Chastity
The main quality of a sincere disciple explained by several examples: one-pointed attention, rejecting the unfavourable, intense attachment to service and devotees, faith, and careful choice of association.
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2 October 2014
(Speaking online to the devotees in Colombia)
Good Association
How to get rid of bad feelings? How to know what association is bad and what association is good? And how can we become attached to service?
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Practical Questions
How to treat "non-devotees"? How to always remember Krishna? Why cannot we follow the instructions properly? How to survive in the material environment? How can we connect our daily activities with Krishna?
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See the Guru with Your Heart
"Arjun followed his Guru properly. What his Guru told him, he carefully listened to that through his mind and heart, and he followed properly his instruction, direction. This is necessary: you have to follow carefully what the Guru tells you."
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2 October 2014
(Speaking online to the devotees in Ukraine)
Sri Guru: Mercy, Heart, and Service
"Through sastra, through knowledge you can understand many things, but without the mercy of the Guru you cannot observe the Guru—you cannot realise, cannot understand who the Guru is, what the Guru's position is."
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Sri Guru: Dedication and Determination
"Your aim should be straight, 'I will do what Gurudev wants. Any kind of condition can come, any problem can come, any sadness or unhappiness can come, but I will not leave Krishna consciousness, I will serve my Guru.'"
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Preaching Mood and Service Mood
Preaching: "Our aim will be to anyhow use everybody for the service to my Guru." Service: "The main meaning of service is being under the guidance of a Guru. If you are not under the guidance of your Guru, it is bhajan of Maya, not bhajan of the Guru."
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5 October 2014
(Speaking online to the devotees in Bogota)
The Gift of Vision
"We can observe and understand the Guru and Vaishnavs by the mercy of the Guru and Vaishnavs; otherwise just by their external appearance and external activities we cannot see who is a Vaishnav, or who is the Guru."
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Two Oceans of Pastimes
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking about the glories and pastimes of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami on their disappearance day.
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Your Well-Wishers
"The Guru and Vaishnavs always think for the good of others and teach how to adjust properly, how to behave properly, how to follow the proper etiquette, how to learn humility, sincerity, dedication."
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14 October 2014
"Take Care of My Property"
"We are not enjoyers, we are not renunciants. When you surrender to your guru, you give this body to your Guru to serve the Lord, that is why you have no right to leave this body without food."
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16 November 2014
Make a Temple in Your Heart
"You must give shelter to Radha-Krishna, Gurudev within your heart, and you can understand how wide you must open your heart to do that... You must throw your own happiness, your own life into the Ganges for the benefit of others."
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22 November 2014
'Practice Makes Happy'
"You chant the Holy Name, you always remember Krishna, remember Gurudev, you always practise properly and engage yourself in service to the Lord, so Krishna always makes you happy."
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Other Preachers: No Free Mixing
"We will not go to so many places or allow other temples in, because we do not mix with those who do not like my Guru, who criticise my Guru and think they are more than my Guru."
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23 November 2014
Proceed Smoothly
"Try to always serve Gurudev, always keep connection with Gurudev, and always remember him and his pastimes, then everything will go smooth."
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2 December 2014
Success, Attachment, Fearlessness
"Maya Devi always takes our time to engage us for herself. Success in our spiritual life depends upon the devotee—how many percent can you give to your Guru, to the Lord?"
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Chastity Is Not Lip-Deep
"My word is very heavy, but I have to say it..." Who can appreciate chastisement coming from the lotus mouth of Sri Gurudev? Fortunate is the soul who hears such chastisement, and even more fortunate is the soul who digests it.

 

3 December 2014
Fulfilment of Life
"We are swimming in an ocean, and somebody throws some log into the ocean to help us reach the shore, then we must try to get there. We can try to practise—this is what Guru Maharaj, Gurudev established this Math for."
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Laziness
"You can die at any time—are you going to do something after death? Next life? Do something now."
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Jagadananda Pandit's Chastity
Pastimes of Jagadananda Pandit and Sanatan Goswami that are an example for the whole world to follow: what is the real meaning of praise and chastisement? How extreme can one's chastity be?
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4 December 2014
Pure Line: Disciples, Quarrels, and Prasadam
"We joined the Krishna consciousness line, and our line must be very pure—we will be most humble, most tolerant, and give all honour to others. It is very important."
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5 December 2014
The Guard and the Guardian
The guard: "I will keep those who are against you far away from your zone; I will not allow them to enter."
The guardian: "It is not necessary to be a very big scholar, or to be Rupa Goswami or Sanatan Goswami. It is sufficient to be a gentleman..."
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6 December 2014
Service: Proof of Love
"Every year we make this festival together, and we must promise on this day: Gurudev is giving us life for one more year, and for one more year we will engage ourselves in service to our Guru."
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6 December 2014 (Bengali class)
(This Bengali class can be listened to/downloaded here as a single file:)
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Rare Sincere Mood
"Having only taken initiation, you do not become a disciple. The main thing is to give yourself. 'I will take whatever remnants your devotees leave, with great joy every day.' And what do we do? If we see some paneer floating on top, we first pick the paneer out."

Keep Afloat
"The Holy Name of Krishna never appears in bad association. The Holy Name appears only in good association. What does association with devotees mean? How will you get association of your Guru? You will get the association of your Guru by serving your Guru."

Through Heart and Mercy
"We always want Gurudev's mercy because without his mercy we cannot understand Gurudev. You cannot understand the Guru with these material eyes, with your material knowledge, your brain—you need to have a heart, and ultimately you need mercy..."

Do Not Get Drifted
"Guru and Vaishnavs try to do everything so that we do not turn away from the service of the Lord. Maya is pulling us in one direction, Guru and Vaishnavs are pulling us in the other direction, and our mind is perverted and fickle. If we do not practise all the time, then we will have to come to this position time after time."

Source of Our Sustenance
"To rescue us, the Lord gives us some engagement, but we live just to have some money, to have some food and clothes... We have got this human birth but only worry about these things! How will we be rescued from this situation?"

God Proposes—God Disposes
"The Lord's service can never be stopped. If somebody thinks, 'The temple cannot run without me!' that is their mistake, that is their ego. If somebody has such ego, it is their own problem and misconception—they will suffer for that..."

Understand Your Duty
"You can see worms in cow dung—they are enjoying so much in it, they are so comfortable in it that if you take them out, they will again go into the cow dung. It is necessary to fear this. If we do not serve the Lord, what will be our position? What danger will we be in?!"

 

7 December 2014 (Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Vaysa Puja Adhivas)
Love for Guru: Service and Commitment
"We are always busy with our own interest, with our own enjoyment, but we must understand: who do we love more, our Guru or ourselves? We must realise it for ourselves in our heart. If we love our Guru more, then we must serve more—we must give more time for our Guru."
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8 December 2014 (Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Vaysa Puja)

Guru's Mission
"Who can understand Gurudev? Can we recognise the Guru with these material eyes? Can we recognise the Lord with these material eyes? Can you recognise the Lord with your knowledge? Never. It is to understand him with your heart..."
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Mercy Is All in All
"You cannot know the Lord through your education, through your intelligence, or knowledge. You must feel it with your heart."
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Gurudev: His Example and Teachings
"Gurudev conquered the whole world with his love and affection. Many people throughout the world do not know English language or cannot fully understand it, but they could understand Gurudev through their heart."
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9 December 2014
Sri Nadan Ghat
"This is a very auspicious place, a place of Gurudev's childhood. Here, Gurudev played and worked for a short time at the charitable dispensary. Remembering Gurudev, we come here every year on the day after his Vyasa Puja..."
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31 December 2014
New Year Message
"It is necessary to preach, follow, and practise Krishna consciousness more. Next year, with a good heart and good health, continue your service to Gurudev."
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ON THIS PAGE:

MARCH
At Stake
Leap Forward
Service Capacity
Sincere Enquiry

JUNE-JULY
Exalted, Esteemed, and Inimitable
Importance of True Guru
The Bond with the Guru
The Key to Guru's Heart

AUGUST
Devotion Conquers—Ego Repels
Asraya Vigraha Sri Baladev
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Surrender and Practise Daily
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Path Back to Home

SEPTEMBER
Extraordinary Glories of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
Practise with Heart
How to See the Guru: Mercy
How to See the Guru: Chastity

OCTOBER
Good Association
Practical Questions
See the Guru with Your Heart
Sri Guru: Mercy, Heart, and Service
Sri Guru: Dedication and Determination
Preaching Mood and Service Mood
The Gift of Vision
Two Oceans of Pastimes
Your Well-Wishers
"Take Care of My Property"

NOVEMBER
Make a Temple in Your Heart
'Practice Makes Happy'
Other Preachers: No Free Mixing
Proceed Smoothly

DECEMBER
Success, Attachment, Fearlessness
Chastity Is Not Lip-Deep
Fulfilment of Life
Laziness
Jagadananda Pandit's Chastity
Pure Line: Disciples, Quarrels, and Prasadam
The Guard and the Guardian
Service: Proof of Love
Rare Sincere Mood
Keep Afloat
Through Heart and Mercy
Do Not Get Drifted
Source of Our Sustenance
God Proposes—God Disposes
Understand Your Duty
Love for Guru: Service and Commitment
Guru's Mission
Mercy Is All in All
Gurudev: His Example and Teachings
Sri Nadan Ghat
New Year Message

At Ramananda Ray's Garden
'Pradyumna Misra came to Mahaprabhu and asked, 'Prabhu, can You speak some Krishna-katha?' Mahaprabhu replied, 'I do not know so much, but Ramananda Ray knows more than Me...''

 

Sri Sri Damodarastakam
'O Supreme Godhead, I offer my obeisances unto You. O Damodara! O Ananta! O Visnu! O Master! O my Lord, be pleased upon me. By showering Your glance of mercy upon me, deliver this poor ignorant fool who is immersed in an ocean of worldly sorrows, and become visible to my eyes.'
শ্রীশ্রীদামোদরাষ্টকম্

If you have some anartha, material desire, and give priority to that, you will not
be able to get relief from the offences: you cannot remove an anartha by an anartha.

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