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2015

 

 

30 January 2015
Arriving at Sri Ekachakra Dham
"Today, by our great fortune we have arrived here at Sri Ekachakra Dham, the land of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. The Lord Himself appeared here as Nityananda Prabhu, a son of Hadai Pandit and Padmavati..."

 

31 January 2015
Varaha Avatar
"Today is the day when we must worship Varahadev. He is the master of Koladwip, so today at the time of His worship we must make a special offering. The Lord took the form of a boar and killed Hiranyaksa..."

 

2 February 2015
Disturbance In Service
A short educational story that illustrates that there is no need to be afraid of obstacles. Even opposing elements can be seen as favourable.

 

3 February 2015
Ekachakra Festival: Attachment To Prasadam
"The festival in Ekachakra this year was very successful, and we are also very happy that we could give some prasadam to the devotees. Yesterday by the evening everything had finished, but still, at 5-6 o'clock people came asking for a drop of prasadam."
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The Supreme and the Tiny
"Who Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and Srimati Radharani will take service from, that is Their matter, but we should try heart and soul. We must do our duty."
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10 February 2015
Best Service To the Guru
"When we make a festival for Gurudev, we offer him what he likes, and Gurudev is happy with that, but when will Gurudev be even happier? When will Prabhupad be even happier?"
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Chastity to Prasad
"If you take something from the hands of someone who is not a devotee—that reaction will come to you. This is why we do not take things from outside without discrimination."
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12 February 2015
Genuine Line—Genuine Life
What is the pivotal point in a householder's life? What are the twenty-fours hours each day meant for? How can you know that the Name you chant is the actual Holy Name?
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21 February 2015
Continue Your Service, By Hook or By Crook
"Maya will always try to take you away from the service, but you must forcefully keep yourself within service—that will be good for your spiritual life."
"I am always with you all, and I always want to serve Gurudev's mission together. This is my wish. I want us to run this mission together and want the preaching to go on happily everywhere."
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22 February 2015
Strongest Faith in Guru
"I may not be fully qualified, but Gurudev is the most qualified devotee, a great Vaishnav, so if I have his association and have faith in him, he can give everything to me."
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Mind and Heart: Be Careful
"So much unhappiness and so many problems will come through your service—it is impossible to harmonise with everybody, so some problem must come—but do not leave your service at that time."
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A Servitor's Mood (Govinda)
"For the service to the Lord, for the service to your Guru, you can make an offence, but for your own enjoyment you cannot make any offence. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu showed this by the example of Govinda."
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A Servitor's Mood (Two Lazy Disciples)
"We always want to be lazy, but we do not realise that Krishna always goes to those who do service. We must enter the seva (service) planet, and we must go there through good association, through sravanam, kirtanam."
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The Ball Is in Your Court
Now is the time to make the best of your good fortune: fulfil your Guru's desire, practise, and become successful!
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Nityananda Consciousness
The glory of Sri Nityananda Prabhu and the offence of worshiping Mahaprabhu ignoring Sri Nityananda Prabhu or His devotees.
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27 February 2015
A Reality Check
"Our Gurudev and Vaishnavs bestow their mercy on us, but we cannot see it because our ego is standing in the way. We think we know everything, we have everything, we are very powerful and very knowledgeable, but in fact we know nothing, we have nothing."
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Hampering or Hankering?
Are you hampering your spiritual life with position, ego, tiredness, and pride, or hankering to proceed? Heed the words of Sri Gurudev: "Until death—for as long as you have life in this body—you must continue your practitioner's life! That is the most important thing for us in our life."
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Sincere Joy
"We are sad when others are happy and we always tells lies, but actually if somebody is preaching Krishna consciousness, it is good for us!"
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Paupers and Misers (Preaching Guidance)
O paupers! Become rich by practising Krishna consciousness yourself, then preach to others. O misers! You have accumulated some property—distribute it; otherwise one day you will become a mango tree on a hill and all your fruit will rot!
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Stick to Your Guns
"We are in the battlefield, and if some opposition group or enemy is coming towards you, you cannot go back. You must go forward and fire otherwise if you turn back and run away, they will shoot you in your back!"
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The Bliss of Solitude
Are you tired of the world around and feel like being alone? An educational story told by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur may help you curb that desire—and all other material desires as well.
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More Than Meets the Eye
"Gurudev is pleased through service. We may not be able to see it with our eyes, but that is because our eyes are always full of dust. We may see and understand him only externally...."
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28 February 2015
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas
Morning: (Bengali class, morning kirtans)
Endless rounding of samsara • Cobbler and brahman story • Nimai eating the brahman's offering • Two new books • Jagadananda Pandit's quarrel with Mahaprabhu • Limbs of surrender • Nityananda Prabhu spreading glories of Mahaprabhu, Mahaprabhu spreading glories of Nityananda Prabhu.
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1 March 2015
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day One
Parikrama:
1) Sripad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj's Chaitanya Gaudiya Math: offering pranam.
2) Nandanacharya Bhavan, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj's Gaudiya Math: Kirtan "Parama Karuna", Hari-katha:
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3) Puspa Samadhi Mandir of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad:
Kirtan "Ohe Vaisnava Thakura", Hari-katha:
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4) Sri Yogapith, the birthplace of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprahu, the house of Sachi Mata and Jagannath Mishra: Chanting from Sri Nabadwip-dham-mahatmya (Chapter 5):
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5) Sri Samadhi Mandir of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad:
kirtan, short talk:
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6) The house of Chand Kazi: Hari-katha, English and Bengali:
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7) Sri Jagannath Mandir: kirtan, reading Sri Nabadwip-dham-mahatmya (from 6.76):
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8) Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip: offering pranam, sankirtan.

Evening: (Bengali class)
Chastity to the Guru's instruction • Rare human life and the fortune of joining Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama • Lord Vamanadev and Bali Maharaj • Pastimes of little Nimai.
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2 March 2015
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Two
Parikrama:
1) Vriddha Siva mandir: introduction to Sri Koladwip parikrama:
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2) The temple of Praudha Maya: offering pranam.
3) The house of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi:
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4) Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's samadhi mandir, bhajan kutir:
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Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj
"One day Srila Jagannath Das Babaji received a divine call from Radharani saying, 'Why are you staying in Vrindavan? You must go to Nabadwip!' He could not walk, so his servant Bihari Das carried him in a basket on his head to Nabadwip."

Sri Madhavendra Puripad
"Every year on the second day of the parikrama we celebrate this day—Sri Madhavendra Puripad's disappearance festival. Actually, Srila Madhavendra Puripad is the root of the wish-fulfilling tree of devotion..."
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Evening: (Bengali class, kirtans)
Class: Beggars for love of Krishna • Madhavendra Puripad's disappearance day: the sprout of divine love, three darshans of Gopal, "Ayi dina-dayardra natha he" sloka.
Kirtans: Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura • Parama Karuna • Kabe Gaura na haite • Ye anila prema-dhana.
Class, continuation: Gopeshwar Siva • Vishnu Priya Devi's Deity • Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj • Rounding the samsara, Mahaprabhu's main teaching • Glory of the parikrama, coming with the return ticket • The barber and the devotee • Two lazy disciples story • Songs 'Gaya Gaura madhura svare' and 'Hari Haraye'.
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3 March 2015
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Three
Parikrama:
1) Sri Surabhi Kunja Math: kirtan 'Kabe Gauravane Suradhuni-tate', reading from Sri Nabadwip-dham-mahatmya, from verse 8.27:
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2) Sri Suvarna Bihar Gaudiya Math: kirtan 'Jaya Radha Madhava', lecture (English and Bengali):
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3) Sri Nrisingha Palli: part of the kirtan, short introduction of the place:
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Evening: (Bengali, evening class, kirtans)
Parikrama summary • Rarity of the human life and surrender • Extensive account of Prahlad Maharaj, his parents, and Lord Nrisinghadev (interrupted by a sudden outbreak of rain) • Kirtan • Continuation of Prahlad Maharaj's story • Progress in spiritual life, four regulative principles, following the doctor's prescription • Varnashrama and practising life • Next day parikrama's itinerary • Mahaprabhu's teaching.
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4 March 2015
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Four
Parikrama:
Mamgachhi, the birthplace of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur:
• Two kirtans written by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur: 'Bimala hemajini tanu anupama re!' and 'Are bhai! Nitai amara dayara avadhi!'
• Hari-katha: Mahaprabhu giving His blessing to Narayani Devi (mother of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur), kirtan in the house of Srivas Pandit.
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Evening (Bengali, evening class, kirtans)
Class: The wealth and power of Gurudev's mercy • Surrender • Setting the mood for Sri Gaura Purnima day, the overall account of the parikrama and its glory • Encouragement to follow the Vaishnava Calendar and the rules and regulations given there as an appendix.
Kirtans: Sri Guru charana-padma • Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Raya • Emona Gauranga vine nahi ara • Jaya Yasodanandana Krsna Gopala Govinda • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Class, continuation: The extraordinary sweetness of the Holy Name • The programme for Sri Gaura Purnima day.
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5 March 2015
Sri Gaura Purnima Programmes
Morning (kirtans, Bengali)
Kirtans: Vandana • Samsara davanala • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu jive daya kari' (Tilak Krishna Prabhu) • Bhaja re bhajare amar (Rama Krishna Prabhu of Uluberia) • Thakura Vaishnava gana • Nitai guna mani • Emona durmati samsara bhitare • Gaya Gora madhur svare.
Class: The glory of Hari Nam sankirtan and rarity of this life (not to waste time) • "I pray at your feet: think about Gauranga, think about Gaurahari, and think about the festival of Gaurahari" • Magnanimity of Mahaprabhu.
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Noon
Far but Near
"Without his mercy we cannot be present here. Every year we think we will join this festival next year, but only Krishna knows whether we can join or not. Only by the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of Mahaprabhu can we be here."
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The Gift of Guru
"If Gurudev had not come, who would have been able to tell us about the glories of Gauranga?"
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Stay On Board
The key how not to find yourself thrown off the board: take in the Captain's instructions and stay on board without discriminating against the members of the family.
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Evening (kirtans, Bengali class, festival kirtan)
Kirtans: Sri Guru-parampara (Krsna haite chatur-mukha) • Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Emona durmati samsara bhitare.
Class: Surrender, not to return to maya • Glories of the assembled worldwide devotees, auspiciousness of the assembly.
Sri Gaura Purnima Kirtans: Aruna vasane sonara suraja (written by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj • Chaudda-sata sata-sake masa ye phalguna (chanted from Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, verses 13.89–124; the kirtan then moves to the nat mandir and continues there).
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8 March 2015
Food for Thought
"If you give your mind, your heart to material things, these material things, visaya, will always stay with you. Do not give any food to your mind—if you give food to your mind, it will become strong and can take you away from the service."
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A Temple Manager's Qualities
"To run a temple, you do not have to be a big guru. If you are gentle, if you have some quality, have sympathy, love and affection, for others, you can be a proper manager of a temple."
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Chanting: Maha-Mantra and Bhajans
"A girl came to me yesterday and argued with me: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math follows mostly Guru, and Iskcon follows mostly Krishna; we chant so many bhajans, and they mostly chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra. I told her..."
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The Power to See a Vaishnav
"Our eyes are always covered with the dust of the mundane, so we have no quality and qualification to recognise a Vaishnav, but one can only recognise a Vaishnav through Gurudev—Gurudev has so much power, and when that power is transferred to somebody, it can do many things."
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Where Your Desire Can Take You
Two lessons taught by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: both King Prataparudra and Damodar Pandit had strong desire for Mahaprabhu's mercy and earnestness in service, but was their attainment the same?
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9 March 2015
Going Home?
"Do not forget me. Do not cheat me. You have come here and I have made a relation with you—it is not just for two days, it is a birth-after-birth relationship. Your relationship with your parents and other relatives is temporary, but your relationship with me and the Lord is not..."
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Perfect Family Life
The proper attitude and practice in the family life: "Maintain your spiritual life in this way, and you will get real benefit. Our practice is eternal, every day service..."
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Practise and Preach
"Mahaprabhu said that if somebody practises Krishna consciousness and does not preach, it is not correct—when somebody practises and preaches, that is correct."
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Wholesome Transformation
Kirtan, purity of mind, good association, and prasad—transform your life with chaste practice: "Practise Krishna consciousness in this way and you will see how much your spiritual life will increase."
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15 March 2015
The Sticky Blanket
A short educational story: "One black bear fell down into the Ganges and began to sink—he tried hard to swim out but the current was too strong. A man saw something black in the river and thought it was a blanket..."
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?? March 2015
"Give up Deceit"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 8: "If you go to satisfy the minds of others, you will only cheat yourself. Gora knows your thoughts, so how will you hide your heart from Him?"
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"Proper Renunciation"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 9: "Brother, from now on, avoid dry renunciation. Bring proper renunciation into your heart and keep it there forever. Maintain the body by accepting things that are suitable and actually necessary for its preservation."
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"Caste and Class"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 10: "Caste and class are important in worldly religious ceremonies, but are of no importance to devotees of Krishna. When you give up your pride, you will give up the world, and when you give up the world, your heart will become pure."
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"The Light of Nabadwip"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 11: "Within the universe, the earth is glorious; on the earth, the land of Gauda is glorious; and within Gauda, Sri Nabadwip is glorious. Its thirty-two miles are revered by the entire world."
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"Glories of the Vaisnavas"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 12: "Holy waters and earthen Deities gradually reveal dharma in the hearts of souls, but simply by seeing a devotee of Krishna, all obstacles go away and the supreme wealth—devotion to Krishna—arises in full."
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19 April 2015
Glory of the Holy Name: Pastime at Gora Daha
Mahaprabhu rescues a child god at the lake that later became known as Gora Daha (Gora's lake), revealing the glory of the Holy Name—a Pastime that is recorded on the holy pages of Sri Sri Prema-vivarta.
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Chanting: Any Time
"You can chant at all times. It is not necessary to always chant on the beads, you can chant with your mouth: your mouth has two lips, just open your lips, say, 'Hare Krishna', and 'Hare Krishna', 'Hari' will come out of your mouth. What is the problem?"
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First Steps in Surrender
Global answers to two global questions about surrender that can make even the boldest dreams come true.
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Questions and Answers: Family, Books, Weeds, and Chanting
His Divine Grace is replying to the questions: How to adjust with family members? How to bring them to Krishna consciousness? What to do if there is virtually no time to read books? How to get rid of the weeds growing in our heart? Does Gurudev accept our day-to-day material activities? What to think of while chanting the Holy Name?
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Standing Invitation
"You can make an announcement and tell everyone that I want devotees to come and stay here, do some service. It is my humble prayer to everyone—any time you want to come, I always say to you, 'Please come.'"
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19 April 2015
Prema-vivarta: Sincerity, Renunciation (Ch.7 & 8)
"Serve Gaura's devotees with perfect sincerity, and then, brother, you will reach Sri Krishna's feet. Chant 'Gauranga' and associate with Gaura's devotees. Chant 'Hare Krishna' and dance."
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21 April 2015
"I am Gora's!"
"If somebody does not follow our main conception, does not follow Srila Sridhar Maharaj's conception, does not follow Gurudev's conception, Gurudev's order, we cannot mix with them, we cannot accept the religion that they themselves have invented."
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25 April 2015
The Ultimate Obstruction
"Always avoid Nama aparadh, Vaishnav aparadh. Always. Hari Nam is conscious, He is nondifferent from Krishna, and Nam always considers whether one is an offender."
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Near and Dear
"If you think your Guru is far, then how far is Krishna? Venezuela and India are not so far from each other compared to Goloka Vrindavan, where Krishna lives."
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Try and Cry
"'When will Nityananda Prabhu give His mercy to me? When will my material desires be removed from my heart? I have so many bad material desires! When will Nityananda remove them from my heart?' Always cry, always think about it."
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Yukta-Vairagya: The Right Perspective
"If you do not have money, it is not a problem—you can just serve with some water and Tulasi and keep Lord Krishna in your heart. Unfortunately, however, you get some happiness and, enjoying with that, you forget Krishna."
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2 May 2015
Lord's Care For His Devotee
"The Lord comes whenever His devotee calls for Him. To protect His devotee, the Lord took the form of Nrisingha—when it comes to protecting His devotees, the Lord does not remain idle."
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Simple and Exclusive Process
"The Lord has given such an easy process—you do not need to meditate, you do not need to make sacrifice, you do not need to do Deity worship—you can get the Lord if you simply chant the Holy Name."
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Lord's Reciprocation
"...Such is the nature of service to the Lord. It is necessary to accept the teachings, the conception of Mahaprabhu. You all should read Siksastaka carefully, read about Mahaprabhu's conception."
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Control Your Urges
What are the urges? How to control them? "Tongue always wants to eat so many things, and the Lord gave us the remedy. If you want to get the Lord, you must understand the siddhanta (conception), you must accept and follow the rules and regulations."
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World of Faith and Humility
"For those who have faith, there exists a world of devotion. Faith can be acquired by sadhu-sanga, good association. If you have good association, if you accept the conception and practices of Mahaprabhu, you will get supreme benefit."
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Surrender—Can We Do It?
"We hear this, but can we do it? We do what we want. Gurudev tells us to do one thing, and we do the opposite. Following the whims of your mind on pretence of doing service is not service. Without following your Guru you will get nothing—you will get no result."
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Nurture Your Practice
"If you come to this line of service to the Lord and do not practise properly, you will not get any result. Practice is the main thing. You must make your family Krishna's family and give up what is unwanted and unfavourable."
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Festival of the Lord—for the Lord
His Divine Grace speaking on the adhivas of Sri Nrisingha chaturdasi in 2015: "You have all come here to observe this festival tomorrow. Amidst so many things you have come here thinking about the Lord. You have been planning it, you have been thinking about it..."
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3 May 2015
Lord Nrisinghadev's Pastime
"Today is a very auspicious day, today is Lord Nrisinghadev's appearance day—the Lord appeared in this world on this day to protect His devotee..."
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May 2015
Aloof and Focused
Spiritual guidance: control your senses, give up pride, accept all circumstances as arranged by the Lord and as a source of joy, be detached, and maintain proper vision.
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13 May 2015
Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, chapters 4-5
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta:
Chapter 4, "Gaura's Greatness"
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Chapter 5, "Transformations of Ecstasy in Service"
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14 May 2015
Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, chapters 6-7
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta:
Chapter 6, "The Journey of the Soul"
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Chapter 7 (part), "The Name is for Everyone"
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16 May 2015
Entering Exclusive Service
"Everyone is fortunate because there are going to be initiations in London; devotees want to engage themselves in service, want to serve more and more, and I am fortunate to help them. I am only a medium—that is my hope and fortune."
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Our Only Duty
"It is necessary to clean yourself. In this world, you have no enemy, you have no friend—only you yourself are your own enemy. If you want to make other people happy, you are only cheating yourself. You must understand that your duty is to please Guru, Vaishnav, Bhagavan."
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17 May 2015
Jive Daya, Name Ruchi, Vaishnava Seva
"If you have money, you can do Vaishnav seva; if you have no money, you can talk nicely, humbly, with the devotees. You can give benefit to the jiva souls by using everything for the service to the Lord. Always chant the Holy Name"—His Divine Grace gives guidance on how to increase the service mood and what to watch out for.
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18 May 2015
Sincere Practice
"I see your face and I can understand you are practising properly and you are always following Mahaprabhu's instruction, Mahaprabhu's preaching and conception."
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Alwarnath Prabhu
"I always remember Alwarnath Prabhu and how much service he did for the devotees. He may have left his body here, but Gurudev always keeps a room for him in his place."
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Arrange and Enjoy
"Devotees only come at the festival time and enjoy the festival, but enjoying the festival is easy, and arranging the festival is a little hard. You must come earlier to arrange the festival."
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Vrindavan Das Thakur: A Life of Chastity
"Vrindavan Das Thakur is a disciple of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and is the main servitor of Nityananda Prabhu. He has so much chastity for Him..."
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Keep Your Heart Close to Your Guru
"To get mercy it is not necessary to be physically close to the Guru or come physically to the Guru. If your heart is with your Guru, if your heart is close to your Guru, that is sufficient. Always fulfil Gurudev's desire."
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22 May 2015
Squandering Your Fortune
"If you want to have some business, you need capital, but if every day you lose your capital, you will end up bankrupt. Because you have some previous sukriti you are now staying in the temple, but if every day you lose that sukriti, one day your balance will become zero."
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Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, chapters 11-12
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta:
Chapter 11, "The Light of Nabadwip"
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Chapter 12, "Glories of the Vaisnavas"
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26 May 2015
Come to Your Senses
"You have got a human birth and it is an opportunity to finish your wandering throughout the samsar. This human birth is so auspicious, but if we do not worship the Lord properly, do not practise properly, then time and time again we will have to keep returning to this world of birth, death, old age, and disease."
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Strike While the Iron Is Hot
"You think, 'I will chant the Holy Name tomorrow—I will wait today, and from tomorrow I will start.' Are you sure you are going to be in this world tomorrow?"
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30 May 2015
Real Mercy, Real Service
Real mercy: "Getting mercy means getting service: if you have service, you have mercy."
Real service: "Practise properly, keep proper association, and always avoid the Nama aparadh, seva aparadh, dham aparadh, Vaishnav aparadh. Chant the Holy Name properly, without deceit, and with proper attention and service mood."
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You Heard It, You Know It—Now Follow
"It is very difficult to avoid Vaishnav aparadh, but if you do not avoid it, a very bad result will come to you. Chastity is the main thing—we do not go everywhere, we do not mix with everybody. We are a little bit different from other temples..."
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May 2015
Sober Up
"If you do not control the six senses, you are bound to be unhappy. Withdraw your affection from the world and dedicate it fully to the lotus feet of Krishna. Krishna may give you something and then take it away. Accept all such conditions as a source of joy."
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?? June 2015
A New Lease of Life
"When you get association of a sadhu you understand that you have wasted all your time on maya. Maya has always been taking our time, and we have been always listening to her instruction, but now, by sadhu-sanga, we understand that we did wrong..."
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3 June 2015 (Deity installation anniversary in Caracas, Venezuela)
Glorious Parama Karuna
"It is such a glorious and happy day! Gaura Nitai wanted to come but They were searching who They would come with. When They finally got Gurudev's good association, They suddenly caught Gurudev's hand and came to Caracas."
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Treading the Wrong Path
Trying to cut a shortcut and fostering chauvinism will not take you far: without getting mercy of Gurudev, your attempts to reach the goal will be thwarted; by discriminating against householders you can end up in hell.
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Simple-Hearted and Sincere Service
"Sometimes we lose our patience and think, 'Oh, I have been in Krishna consciousness for so many years, but I am not getting the result.' Of course: if you make so many offences, if you have so much deceitful devotion, how will you get the result?"
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Maya's Family vs. Krishna's Family
"You are hoarding money, things, property, and become so attached to it, but you will not get pleasure from that. Only when you become detached, when you realise that everything you have is for Krishna, for service to the Lord, will you get the proper happiness."
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13 June 2015
Rupa Sanatan: First Encounter
"Rupa and Sanatan stayed in Ramkeli-gram in Malda district, Gauda Mandal and worked for the emperor Hussein Shah. They heard that somebody tried to start kirtan, and, understanding that it had to be Mahaprabhu, they went to meet with Him."
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Rupa Sanatan: Running Away
"Rupa Goswami left his job tactfully—he made some mistakes in the accounts and the king told him it was not necessary for him to do the job any more. Shortly after that, all of a sudden Sanatan Goswami left the job without giving any notice to the king."
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Sanatan Goswami: On the way to Mahaprabhu
Having escaped from the jail, Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu begins his journey to Mahaprabhu and faces more obstacles on his way: clever dacoits, unexpected bad association, and a family snare.
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Sanatan Goswami: Finishing Visaya
"Mahaprabhu was very happy, 'I am very happy to see his vairagyata, his renunciation. He was a chief minister, but now he suddenly wears old poor clothes and goes begging house to house. Sanatan is not shy, not ashamed—he has no ego.'"
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14 June 2015
Rupa Goswami: Meeting Mahaprabhu
His Divine Grace is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 19. "Due to the great crowds in Prayaga, Mahaprabhu went to a place called Dasasvamedha ghat. It was there that the Lord instructed Sri Rupa Goswami and empowered him in the philosophy of devotional service."
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Empowering Srila Rupa Goswami
His Divine Grace continues reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 19. "Whatever Mahaprabhu had, whatever ecstasy He had, He gave everything to Rupa Goswami—Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Lord Himself, manifested everything through Rupa Goswami."
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Rupa-Sikha: Rare, Rarer, the Rarest
His Divine Grace continues reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 19. "Out of ten million workers you will get one wise person; out of ten million wise people you will get one liberated soul, and out of ten million liberated souls you will get one devotee of Krishna."
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Rupa-Sikha: The Ultimate Gardening Guide
His Divine Grace continues reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 19. "The soul becomes a gardener. Gurudev puts the seed in your heart, but you are the one who must take care of that seed—Guru will not take care of it for you."
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Rupa-Sikha: Pure Devotion
His Divine Grace continues reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 19. "Pure devotion means you have no desire for anything without Krishna, and no other desires about Krishna also—you only always want devotion to Krishna. Why, when you practise Krishna consciousness, do you not get energy, do you not feel happiness?"
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14 June 2015
Attachment to Service or to the Self?
"They want some relation, but actually they take from the devotees more than they give. Such is this world, people always think about themselves. People do not serve properly—they come to use Gurudev, they do not come to surrender to Gurudev..."
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Ups and Downs of Spiritual Life
"We want quality, we do not want quantity. Do not follow, do not run behind maya (illusion)—do not run in a zigzag way after things, do not run behind gorgeous things. Simple living, simple heart, and without deceitful devotion—these are the main things in spiritual life."
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Latest News
"There are many festivals going on here. A few days ago there was Panihati festival, after that, devotees went to Siliguri for the Deity installation festival, and now the Ratha Yatra festival in Puri is coming."
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Lacking Manpower
"If you do not have so much manpower, do not make a temple in that place. First you must make devotees through preaching, then you can start a preaching centre."
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Gossip: Tolerate and Avoid
"Who is fighting, they can fight, but you should always avoid it. Gurudev's words are, 'Ignore it.' If you make yourself busy with service, you will have no time to listen to gossips..."
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Come and Join!
"It is going to be very crowded, but if you can tolerate the crowds, come. We will dance in front of Jagannath: 'Jaya Jagannath! Jaya Baladev! Jaya Subhadra!'"
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15 June 2015 (Samadhi-mandir class)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 20-22:
Sanatan-Sikha: Supreme Personality of Godhead
"Everything exists in Krishna-lila, that is why Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He is purnatama Bhagavan, whereas Ramachandra and others are not."
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Sanatan-Sikha: the Three Worlds
"The place where all forms of the Lord reside is Paravyoma Dham, the spiritual sky. In that Paravyoma Dham there is a countless number of Vaikuntha planets..."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Brahmas' Realm
"There is an unlimited number of universes, and each universe has its own Brahma and Siva. Once, one Brahma came to Dvaraka to see Krishna..."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Krishna's Beauty
"From all Krishna's Pastimes, the best are His human Pastimes, where His form is just like that of a human being. His dress of a cowherd boy, His carrying a flute, His lasting youth and expert dancing all suit His human Pastimes very much."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Maya's Family
"The eternally liberated soul are associates of Krishna and relish the joy of service. The eternally conditioned souls averse to Krishna enter eternal material life and relish all sorts of hellish sufferings."
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22 June 2015
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 22:
Sanatan-Sikha: The Cry of a Surrendered Soul
"They gave me nonsense orders and without any shame I follow them all. They had no mercy on me, nor were they ever satisfied. Somehow, I have surrendered at Your fearless lotus feet, please engage me now as Your servant."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Breaking Free
"Devotion to Krishna is the primary goal of life. Karma, yoga, jnana look up to bhakti; these practices have very little power—without devotion to Krishna, they cannot give the result."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Delusion of Liberation
"There are jnanis who think they have already achieved the stage of liberation in their life, but actually without devotion to Krishna their intelligence can never be pure."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Leaving Ulterior Motive
"If those who want enjoyment, liberation or some mystic powers, get good intelligence and practise Krishna consciousness intensely, they get the service to Krishna."
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Sanatan-Sikha: When Krishna Gives Mercy
"Somebody wants material enjoyment and worships Krishna, but when they get the taste of Krishna's nectar, they leave all their desires and aspire to become a servant."
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23 June 2015
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 22:
Sanatan-Sikha: Awakening Taste for Service
"You may not know anything about Krishna consciousness and have different material desires, but if you practise Krishna consciousness properly, you can get service."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Full Faith
"Sadhus speak Krishna-katha, speak about Bhagavatam, and if somebody has faith in those talks about the Lord, believes what the sadhus say, then Krishna gives them devotion."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Power Transmission
"When a devotee surrenders fully and practises Krishna consciousness properly, Krishna gives them whatever virtues or good qualities He has. This is called power transmission."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Surrender in Good Association
"Giving up all bad association, giving up adherence to social rules of varnas and asrams, thus ridding yourself of all material possessions (attachment), take exclusive shelter at the lotus feet of Krishna."
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24 June 2015
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 22:
Sanatan-Sikha: Six Limbs of Surrender
"Acceptance of the favorable, rejection of the unfavorable, the faith that 'He will surely protect me,' embracing the Lord's guardianship, complete dependence on Him, and the perception of one's utter helplessness without Him."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Sixty-Four Devotional Practices
"Sometimes somebody does only one practice, Ambarish Maharaj and others followed all sixty-four devotional practices, but if you can properly follow at least one of these practices, that is sufficient."
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Sanatan-Sikha: Spontaneous Loving Devotion
"Sanatan, I have described the practices of devotion guided by rules and regulations (vaidhi-bhakti) to you, now hear about the signs of devotion guided by spontaneous love and affection (raganuga-bhakti)."
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25 June 2015
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 23:
Sanatan-Sikha: The Path to the Supreme Goal
"Now hear about the fruit of devotion—prema, the ultimate goal of life. Deep attachment to Krishna grows into what is called love. This prema is the goal of life, the abode of all possible joy and happiness." It all begins with sukriti...
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Sanatan-Sikha: Hero and Heroine
"Vrajendra Nandan Krishna is the best of heroes, and the best heroine is Radha Thakurani. Hearing about Krishna's qualities, one after another, brings satisfaction to the ears of the devotees."
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Sanatan-Sikha: "You Are Mine!"
"You will start the service to Krishna in Vrindavan and preach to others what the Vaishnav etiquette is. This is your duty—I am giving you this service. Then Mahaprabhu put His hand on Sanatan's head and blessed him, 'It will all be revealed to you.'"
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Sanatan-Sikha: The All-Attractive Lord
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, Chapter 24: "The amazing qualities of the Lord are such that even the self-satisfied, the great renounced persons are also drawn to the causeless devotion to this wondrous Lord. He is such that anyone's mind can be attracted to Him."
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JULY 2015

 

 

5 July 2015 (Speaking online to the devotees in London, UK)
Discard Your Mind
"Whether happiness comes or sadness comes, it is the same; whether your enemy comes or you friend comes it is also the same. It is not even necessary to think who is your enemy and who is your friend."
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Permanent Solution
"We need a permanent solution, and it is possible, we can get a permanent solution in this life. If, in this body, you practise Krishna consciousness properly, then through good association you can conquer maya, you can conquer birth and death..."
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Service and Karma
"Sometimes some service comes to you, and you are not satisfied with it, you want to do something else, but here is an example from Gurudev's times..."
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Know Better, Look Deeper
"Who knows the Guru? Who can understand the Guru? Who can understand Krishna? Those who have got mercy from Lord Krishna, can understand Krishna; those who have got mercy from the Guru, can understand the Guru."
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Clean and Sincere Heart
How to make your heart a clean place? "Through service. How to do service? If you leave your ego, you can leave the world; if you can leave the world, then you can clean your heart. The answer is easy."
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Vaishnav Etiquette
"Even if your enemy comes to your house from far away, you must at least give them some prasad, some sweet rice, some Tulasi, water, and talk to them sweetly."
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14 July 2015 (Spoken at Sri Chatak Parvat)
At Sri Chatak Parvat and Sri Tota Gopinath Temple
His Divine Grace is speaking at the bhajan-kutir of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Sri Tota Gopinath temple on the first day of Sri Puri Dham parikrama, telling the pastimes of Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance and Srila Gadadhar Pandit.
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15 July 2015 (Spoken at Sri Alarnath temple)
At Sri Alarnath
"In Sri Purusottam Dham, at the shore of the ocean and about twenty-four miles to the East of Puri, there is a town called Brahmagiri. Here, Brahma worshipped Lord Vishnu in Satya-yuga. Pleased with his worship, Lord Narayan appeared here..."
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17 July 2015 (Spoken at Sri Gundicha temple)
Gundicha Marjan: A Seat for Bhakti Devi
"What is the meaning of this Pastime? We have so much dust in our hearts, we must remove this dust. Once we clean the place in our heart, we can invite Bhakti Devi, the Lord, to come there. Unless you clean the place, Bhakti Devi will not come."
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19 July 2015 (evening Bengali class)
Darshan of Lord Jagannath
"By the mercy of Guru and Vaishnavs we completed the Ratha-yatra festival yesterday in a very beautiful and smooth way. Many thought, 'Oh, I will see the chariots tomorrow,' but tell me do we have the eyes to see it?"
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Parikrama: Mood, Intention, and Prayer
"People spend so much money to do eye exercise on pretext of spiritual benefit, but I never want you to have a loss. I want you to get spiritual benefit. If the Guru cannot direct you to the right path, he cannot be a Guru."
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Mercy Is Not Always Sweet
"Just look how Nityananda Prabhu gave His mercy to Sivananda Sen—He kicked him! If I, on the other hand, chastise any of you, you will say, 'I do not need such a Guru!' My Guru must love me.' What is love? What is love to a child?"
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19 July 2015 (Afternoon informal talk with the Delhi devotees)
Reaching the Shore of Material Ocean
"We have fallen into an ocean: we swim in it and cannot get to the shore. When you finally get a human body (reach the shore), you must realise what you have got this human body for. Is it only for enjoying, for eating and sleeping?"
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Keep Your Promise, Do Your Duty
"You promised all that, but if you do not do it—as you sow so you reap!—you will get your result. Sometimes you will become a demon, sometimes you will become a demigod, another time you will become Ganesh, Kartik, or Mother Kali—but all these lives are temporary. We must use our life for the service to the Lord."
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July 2015
Service Foundation
"Householder devotees can practise everything individually at their homes and come to the programme at the centre every Sunday. You eat every day, you go to the toilet every day, and you must practise every day too!"
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AUGUST 2015

 

 

1 August 2015
(Speaking online to the devotees in Italy)
Rescue, Recruit, and Retain
"We joined Krishna's family and we must now increase our family. By hook or by crook, we must make new devotees and show them the right path, teach them the proper devotional activities, then they can easily go to their own home."
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A Life of Joy—Whose Joy?
"We must understand, 'How will I serve my Guru? How will I please my Guru?' It is not important that I become happy, it is important that I make my Guru happy."
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16 August 2015
(Speaking online to the devotees in Venezuela)
Becoming Haridas
"The main problem is that everybody wants to be a Haridas, but nobody wants to be a dasanudas (servant of the servants), nobody wants to be a Gurudas (servant of the Guru), nobody wants to be a Vaishnavdas (servant of the Vaishnavs)..."
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Surrendered Soul's Etiquette
Rejecting the unfavourable: who not to associate with, who not to see, where not to live, what work not to do, what books not to read, what classes not to listen to, which places not to go to, and whom not to love.
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A Change of Family
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is replying a question about the meaning of vanacharya, explains how to increase the connection with the Guru in our heart, and stresses the importance of regaining the membership in Krishna's family.
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Service Without Ego and Tiredness
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is replying three questions: How important is it to serve the devotees? How to do service and not increase ego? How to do service and not get tired?
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SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 

6 September 2015 (Sri Krishna Janmastami)
Delay No More
"You must surrender properly, and understand what our service line is. We must not follow our minds because now we have a bona fide Guru and we are his servants. We took initiation from the Guru to serve him, not to use him for our own service."
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"Come Home!"
"Give some time to the Lord. You have got this body, it is like a boat, and the Guru is the captain of the boat—if you do not try to cross this ocean of material life, if you do not want to go to a higher plane, then you are committing suicide. Try, search for Sri Krishna, Reality the Beautiful."
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11 September 2015
Serve Your Guru with Strongest Faith
"It is necessary to have the strongest faith and to serve your Guru with the strongest faith, then you will get the best result in your spiritual life. I am sure about that."
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12 September 2015
(Speaking online to the devotees in Malaysia)
Perfect Service Mood
"Through association even a naughty man can become perfect. If you rub a piece of iron against a magnet, the iron gets the power of the magnet. In the same way, if you keep good association, through that some of its power will also come to you."
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My Home, My Family, My Place
"Who are my family members? Devotees of Krishna... Master, tie me in front of your door. When your enemy comes, I will keep them away from your house boundary. I will take the remnants of your devotees' prasadam, and when you call me, I will come to you dancing!"
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19 September 2015
Spiritual Sustenance
"Try your best. Do not get so much involved with family affairs and mundane things, the main thing is that you must sacrifice your life for the Guru, for Krishna. When we took initiation, we have left the mundane family and become members of Krishna's family."
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Sincere Surrender and Service
"'I am giving everything to you. Now I am under your shelter—I will not think about myself, my duty is to always think about you, and what you will do is up to you.' If you think about the meaning of this song, you can understand how much you must surrender."
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20 September 2015 (Sri Lalita Saptami)
"As You Wish, Prabhu"
"I am in the line of Krishna consciousness, I am a devotee of Gurudev—Gurudev can give me so much unhappiness, he can give me whatever he desires, he can test me whichever way he wants to—I will take everything on my head."
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Practise and Succeed
"Practise. This is how you can keep connection with your Guru, with the Lord, with Bhagavan Krishna. If you can continue in this way, you will have success in your spiritual life quickly."
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Sri Lalita Devi: Our Service Line
"If you do not worship Lalita Devi properly, you will not get mercy from Srimati Radharani; if you do not serve Srimati Radharani (Gurudev, Guru Maharaj) properly, you will not get mercy from the Lord."
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Ultimate Prayer
What should we pray for on the great auspicious days like Sri Lalita Saptami and Sri Radhastami?
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Preaching: Unalloyed Heart
"You can open a yoga centre, but you must avoid karma-yoga, jnana-yoga—you will always practise only bhakti-yoga. If you get the main conception in your heart, then you will be not so much interested in karma-yoga or jnana-yoga..."
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Procrastination Is the Thief of Time
"My question is when are you coming to India to stay here permanently, to serve Gurudev's Mission? We must think what is necessary for us, what we have got this body for, what we have got this life for."
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OCTOBER 2015

 

 

3 October 2015
(Speaking online to the devotees in London)
Stick to Your Service
"If somebody speaks bad about you behind your back or in front of you, always ignore it, always go forward and do your service. If you do it in this way, you can progress in your spiritual life."
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Lord Vamandev
"Vamandev was a son of Aditi and Kasyap Rishi. Aditi was very sad because all of her sons had left the heaven because of the torturing of the demons, that is why Vamandev came to her womb. On the other side, there was Bali Maharaj..."
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Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
"If Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur had not come in this world, where, in whose lotus feet would we have found our shelter? He gave us all these things and he gave us Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. If you think about it, you can understand how much he gave to the jiva souls..."
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Srila Haridas Thakur's Nirjan
"Everybody must remember the three wishes of Srila Haridas Thakur. 'I want to keep Your lotus feet in my heart, to see Your lotus face with my eyes, and with my my mouth, I want to chant Your name. This is my only hope and prayer...'"
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8 October 2015
Wake up!
"In this age of Kali, Krishna has appeared in this world in the form of the Name and He comes to distribute His name door to door, but only the fortunates souls can receive that Holy Name."
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10 October 2015
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."
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10 October 2015
Service Encouragement
"If you have even a little desire to serve the Guru, the Guru will come and take service from you—Krishna will come and take service from you. The Lord always searches, always hankers and desires to take service from the devotees."
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Reaching Honey
"If you chant the Holy Name without offence, if you serve the Lord sincerely, without being a hypocrite and without deceit, if you follow Krishna consciousness and practise properly, you must get the taste of the honey."
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Welcome to the Family
"Krishna Himself comes in this world as the Guru to teach us: we have lost our address, but Krishna sends His associate as the Guru to take us to our real home. So, today you are very fortunate to get this connection."
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A Step Further
"In this age of Kali, Harinam is the main means to get Krishna, but we take the second initiation to get more connection with the Guru, to get more connection and attachment with service."
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Purity of Service
"Sadhus, Guru, Vaishnavs worship the Lord daily—it is an eternal service. Devotees think, 'The Lord is the master of my house—I am a member of His family. I have got everything for Him. Everything in this world exists for Him.'"
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Clasping Nityananda Prabhu's Feet
"Nityananda is nondifferent from Guru-tattva: without mercy of the Guru you cannot get the mercy of Krishna. When will Nityananda Prabhu give me some mercy? When will He be compassionate to me and relieve me from the mundane illusion?"
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25 October 2015
Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Internal Transformation
"'Do not become a hypocrite. Go back to your home! Serve your parents, serve your family—you can even get married—and at heart serve Me, love Me, think about Me.' Maintain your family as Krishna's family and you will be very happy."
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Take Notice
"In Kali-yuga, people are given only 120 years of life—it is a very short time! How many days will we be alive in this world? We do not know it. Now that you have a human life and consciousness, chant, 'Radha-Madhava'!"
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Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Breaking Free
"He wanted to take a roundabout zigzag route, avoiding Nityananda Prabhu and going directly to Mahaprabhu, but every time he went to Mahaprabhu, Mahaprabhu rejected him and sent him back to his home..."
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Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Running From Pratistha
"You can give up kanak, you can give up kamini, but it not easy to give up pratistha. Mahaprabhu teaches to be humble, tolerant, and give honour to others, but if you think you are a great Vaishnav, you cannot give honour to others."
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Watch What Your Wish For
"People pray, 'I want wealth, I want knowledge, I want a beautiful wife, I want to be admired.' And what did Mahaprabhu teach? "I do not want wealth, knowledge, beauty, or to be a poet. I only want causeless devotion to Your lotus feet."
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28 October 2015
Stri-Sanga and Jiva-Himsa
Two of the four regulative principles: "You must avoid stri-sanga and purush-sanga, and from today, do not eat and do not cook any fish, meat, poultry, eggs, onion, garlic, or masoor dal. Take prasad."
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NOVEMBER 2015

 

 

11 November 2015
Appearance of Sri Giriraj
"...When I was doing Govardhan parikrama, I was looking both sides, thinking (Gurudev was also thinking), 'You have made the temple in Govinda Kunda, but how you will bring Govardhan? How will you get Him?'"
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Parikrama of Sri Govardhan
"How do we do parikrama? Govardhan is like a peacock, our temple is near Manasa Ganga, at the mouth of Govardhan, and we start the parikrama from the tail and do half portion one day, and the second half the next day."
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The Aanyor Village
"During the parikrama, we pass a village called Aanyor when we go to see Govinda Kunda. One day, Madhavendra Puri was sitting there and chanting all day..."
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Holy Places for Holy Deeds
"As long as there are the glories of the Lord in the world, there will be Ganga, there will be Yamuna, there will be Govardhan, but now is Kali-yuga, and the time is coming when the Ganges will disappear, Govardhan will disappear..."
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DECEMBER 2015

 

 

13 December 2015
Sri Vaishnav-Seva
"We have gathered here today on a special occasion, to hold Vaishnava-seva for Sarojini Devi Dasi, the late mother of our Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Singaporean leaders..."
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18 December 2015
Free and Happy
"You want to get the Holy Name and go back to your own home, that is very nice. If you chant the Holy Name with sincerity, you will get a real benefit—you can go to the service planet and get the service of your Guru."
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New Life
"You have come to take initiation from me, but actually you are going to become a member of the Lord's family. The illusory environment will always want to remove you from this family, but through practising you must always renew that membership."
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"May Krishna Always Bless You"
"Not everybody has that kind of fortune—not everybody can do service, not everybody can join service and do proper preaching. Preaching is the main thing: many people can make a temple, but it is necessary to preach."
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19 December 2015
Your Home Is Ready—Are You?
"If you can practise continuously, with tolerance, humility, giving honour to others, removing all material desires, chanting the Holy Name properly, then Gurudev already has your home made there."
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31 December 2015
The Journey of the Soul & The Name is for Everyone
"Gora Ray says to both householders and renunciants, 'Brothers, see to it that a day does not pass without chanting the Name.' Serve Gaura's devotees with perfect sincerity, and then you will reach Sri Krishna's feet. 'O devotees! Serve the Name and chant the Name!'"
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Misc date
Odds and Ends (1)
Several educating excerpts from the lectures of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj that were not included in the main posts:
Tiredness • Two modern gurus • The 3 a.m. loudspeaker in Nabadwip • All the glitters is not gold • Purpose of collection • Stepmothers serving prasadam • Using Guru for your pleasure • Daily kirtans • Addiction to arepa.
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Odds and Ends (2)
Several educating excerpts from the lectures of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj that were not included in the main posts:
• Cleaning service • Great things ahead • Love and affection • "Haribol! Hare Krishna!" • Using or serving? • Sleeping and eating • Jointly and with honour • The doctor • Wherever you are • Life for service • Chastity • Gaura Nitai and Ekadasi • Using devotees' energy wisely • Brahmachari and restaurants • How to get Gurudev • Making others happy • Your witness.
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Odds and Ends (3)
Several educating excerpts from the lectures of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj that were not included in the main posts:
• Use time wisely • Joining the temple • Saving for the ticket • Caracas terrorists • Food for the coat • Chanting during lectures • Every insect has a purpose • Dayal Nitai Chaitanya dancing in your heart.
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Odds and Ends (4)
Several excerpts from the lectures of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj that were not included in the main posts:
• Bankura Temple • Ramanuja Acharya's bed • Parikrama thoughts • Moustache • More than meets the eye • Always with you • The Highest Ambition • No hodge-podge • 'Thanks' is not enough • What is intelligence? • Let Gurudev choose.
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Health Is Wealth in the Service of Mahaprabhu
Several excerpts from the lectures of His Divine Grace on the subject matter. Health is not to be neglected: "When my health just starts going down, I immediately take medicine because I do not want to waste my time on sleeping and resting."
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ON THIS PAGE:

JANUARY
Arriving at Sri Ekachakra Dham
Varaha Avatar

FEBRUARY
• Disturbance In Service
• Ekachakra Festival: Attachment To Prasadam
• The Supreme and the Tiny
• Best Service To the Guru
• Chastity to Prasad
• Genuine Line—Genuine Life
• Continue Your Service, By Hook or By Crook
• Strongest Faith in Guru
• Mind and Heart: Be Careful
• A Servitor's Mood (Govinda)
• A Servitor's Mood (Two Lazy Disciples)
• The Ball Is in Your Court
• Nityananda Consciousness
• A Reality Check
• Hampering or Hankering?
• Sincere Joy
• Paupers and Misers (Preaching Guidance)
• Stick to Your Guns
• The Bliss of Solitude
• More Than Meets the Eye

MARCH
Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj
• Sri Madhavendra Puripad
• Far but Near
• The Gift of Guru
• Stay On Board
• Food for Thought
• A Temple Manager's Qualities
• Chanting: Maha-Mantra and Bhajans
• The Power to See a Vaishnav
• Where Your Desire Can Take You
• Going Home?
• Perfect Family Life
• Practise and Preach
• Wholesome Transformation
• The Sticky Blanket
• "Give up Deceit"
• "Proper Renunciation"
• "Caste and Class"

APRIL
• Glory of the Holy Name: Pastime at Gora Daha
• Chanting: Any Time
• First Steps in Surrender
• Questions and Answers: Family, Books, Weeds, and Chanting
• Standing Invitation
• Prema-vivarta: Sincerity, Renunciation
• "I am Gora's!"
• The Ultimate Obstruction
• Near and Dear
• Try and Cry
• Yukta-Vairagya: The Right Perspective

MAY
Lord's Care For His Devotee
Simple and Exclusive Process
Lord's Reciprocation
Control Your Urges
World of Faith and Humility
Surrender—Can We Do It?
Nurture Your Practice
Festival of the Lord—for the Lord
• Lord Nrisinghadev's Pastime
• Aloof and Focused
• Prema-vivarta, 4, "Gaura's Greatness"
• Prema-vivarta, 5, "Transformations of Ecstasy in Service"
• Prema-vivarta, 6, "The Journey of the Soul"
• Prema-vivarta, 7 (part), "The Name is for Everyone"
• Entering Exclusive Service
• Our Only Duty
• Jive Daya, Name Ruchi, Vaishnava Seva
• Sincere Practice
• Alwarnath Prabhu
• Arrange and Enjoy
• Vrindavan Das Thakur: A Life of Chastity
• Keep Your Heart Close to Your Guru
• Squandering Your Fortune
• Come to Your Senses
• Strike While the Iron Is Hot
• Real Mercy, Real Service
• You Heard It, You Know It—Now Follow

Sober Up

JUNE
• A New Lease of Life
• Glorious Parama Karuna
• Treading the Wrong Path
• Simple-Hearted and Sincere Service
• Maya's Family vs. Krishna's Family
• Rupa Sanatan: First Encounter
• Rupa Sanatan: Running Away
• Sanatan Goswami: On the way to Mahaprabhu
• Sanatan Goswami: Finishing Visaya
• Rupa Goswami: Meeting Mahaprabhu
• Empowering Srila Rupa Goswami
• Rupa-Sikha: Rare, Rarer, the Rarest
• Rupa-Sikha: The Ultimate Gardening Guide
• Rupa-Sikha: Pure Devotion
• Attachment to Service or to the Self?
• Ups and Downs of Spiritual Life
• Latest News
• Lacking Manpower
• Gossip: Tolerate and Avoid
• Come and Join!
• Sanatan-Sikha: Supreme Personality of Godhead
• Sanatan-Sikha: the Three Worlds
• Sanatan-Sikha: Brahmas' Realm
• Sanatan-Sikha: Krishna's Beauty
• Sanatan-Sikha: Maya's Family
• Sanatan-Sikha: The Cry of a Surrendered Soul
• Sanatan-Sikha: Breaking Free
• Sanatan-Sikha: Delusion of Liberation
• Sanatan-Sikha: Leaving Ulterior Motive
• Sanatan-Sikha: When Krishna Gives Mercy
• Sanatan-Sikha: Awakening Taste for Service
• Sanatan-Sikha: Full Faith
• Sanatan-Sikha: Power Transmission
• Sanatan-Sikha: Surrender in Good Association
• Sanatan-Sikha: Six Limbs of Surrender
• Sanatan-Sikha: Sixty-Four Devotional Practices
• Sanatan-Sikha: Spontaneous Loving Devotion
• Sanatan-Sikha: The Path to the Supreme Goal
• Sanatan-Sikha: Hero and Heroine
• Sanatan-Sikha: "You Are Mine!"
• Sanatan-Sikha: The All-Attractive Lord

JULY
• Discard Your Mind
• Permanent Solution
• Service and Karma
• Know Better, Look Deeper
• Clean and Sincere Heart
• Vaishnav Etiquette
At Sri Chatak Parvat and Sri Tota Gopinath Temple
At Sri Alarnath
Gundicha Marjan: A Seat for Bhakti Devi
Darshan of Lord Jagannath
Parikrama: Mood, Intention, and Prayer
Mercy Is Not Always Sweet
• Reaching the Shore of Material Ocean
• Keep Your Promise, Do Your Duty
• Service Foundation

AUGUST
• Rescue, Recruit, and Retain
• A Life of Joy—Whose Joy?
• Becoming Haridas
• Surrendered Soul's Etiquette
• A Change of Family
• Service Without Ego and Tiredness

SEPTEMBER
• Delay No More
• "Come Home!"
• Serve Your Guru with Strongest Faith
• Perfect Service Mood
• My Home, My Family, My Place
Spiritual Sustenance
Sincere Surrender and Service
Practise and Succeed
"As You Wish, Prabhu"
Sri Lalita Devi: Our Service Line
Ultimate Prayer
Preaching: Unalloyed Heart
Procrastination Is the Thief of Time

OCTOBER
• Stick to Your Service
Lord Vamandev
Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
Srila Haridas Thakur's Nirjan
• Wake up!
• Keep Out of Danger
• Service Encouragement
• Reaching Honey
• Welcome to the Family
• A Step Further
• Purity of Service
• Clasping Nityananda Prabhu's Feet
• Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Internal Transformation
• Take Notice
Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Breaking Free
Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Running From Pratistha
• Watch What Your Wish For
• Stri-Sanga and Jiva-Himsa

NOVEMBER
• Appearance of Sri Giriraj
• Parikrama of Sri Govardhan
• The Aanyor Village
• Holy Places for Holy Deeds

DECEMBER
Sri Vaishnav-Seva
Free and Happy
New Life
"May Krishna Always Bless You"
Your Home Is Ready—Are You?

MISC
• Odds and Ends (1)
• Odds and Ends (2)
• Odds and Ends (3)
Odds and Ends (4)
• Health Is Wealth in the Service of Mahaprabhu

 

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..

      

'I will go next year...'—in this way they can never go to Vrindavan.

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