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2018

 

 

JANUARY 2018

 

26 January 2018 (First class at Sri Ekachakra Dham; English)
Our Hope and Heart-Felt Gratitude
"By the mercy of our Gurupadpadma, by a great fortune, we have arrived today at the holy land of Nityananda Prabhu. If you want to get the Lord, you must want the mercy of Lord Nityananda—without His mercy we cannot proceed, cannot progress in our spiritual life."
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Learn from Mahajanas
"When I read about mahajanas (life history of many highly qualified gurus), I see how their life went and how difficult it was in so many ways. We can learn from them—we can learn to be humble, to be tolerant and give honour to others."
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Seeking Mercy
"Be humble and try to understand the proper teachings that Gurudev gave you, and preach in this way. We did not come to this world for buildings or other things. Wherever we live, we must follow spiritual practice, that is the main thing in our spiritual life."
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Revealing Nityananda Prabhu
"Chandrasekhar Acharya and Srivas Pandit went to search for Nityananda Prabhu, but they were unable to find Him because Nityananda's glories are actually very guro—very sacred and of a very high level. It is not easy to find Him."
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Mahaprabhu's Stay in Shantipur
"Nityananda Prabhu understood devotees' feeling and somehow managed to take Mahaprabhu to Shantipur instead of taking Him straight to Vrindavan. In Shantipur, Mahaprabhu gave lecture, He sang and danced the whole day and night without stop..."
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Preaching Ideal
"Our duty is to learn what the main teachings of Mahaprabhu are. For as many days you are alive in this world, you must preach Krishna-katha, Gauranga-katha, Guru-katha, Guru Maharaj's katha. If you preach that, what is the need for you to worry about your future?"
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Learn and Distribute
"You must learn from Visvanath Chakravarti, from Prabodhananda Saraswati, from Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Rupa Goswami, Sanatan Goswami. If you learn what they teach, what they do, what their lifestyle is like, you can understand everything easily then."
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27 January 2018 (Bengali evening class at Sri Ekachakra Dham)
Great Good Fortune
"By the mercy of Guru and Vaishnavs, by the mercy of the Lord, we have arrived in this Sri Ekachakra Dham where our most beloved Lord Nityananda Prabhu appeared. This is not a matter of small fortune—not everybody gets such fortune."
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Bhava-Rog Doctor
"When you get sick, you see a doctor—the doctor gives you medicine, you take it and get well. Here, to cure your disease of material existence, the doctor actually comes to your house and tells you what things you must avoid to remove your illusory environment."
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Foster Devotional Feelings
"What do I want? I do not want wealth, knowledge, beautiful companions—all these things that the outside people are so proud of... If you run behind the illusory environment—enjoyment and liberation—Krishna will give it to you, but what will you think after that?"
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Association and Assimilation
"Remember Nityananda Prabhu's tolerance and patience. If somebody tells you something bad, you become upset, you get angry, but this is not your conception—your Gurudev never taught you this, Nityananda Prabhu never taught you this."
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FEBRUARY 2018

 

9 February 2018 (Noon Bengali lecture at a programme in Hooghly)
Participate in Service
"Talks about the Lord, His Name, form, qualities, pastimes and associates are completely non-different from the Lord Himself. Not everybody has the fortune to hear about the Lord or to serve the Lord."
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Not a Game
"We must be serious about our spiritual matters, spiritual life. It is not a play, it is not childish games. Whatever you do, you must do it seriously. Just as a boat cannot run without the helmsman, in the same way life cannot run without an aim."
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20 February 2018 (English evening class, Kolkata)
"I am not hopeless"
"We try many things, but everything depends upon Lord Krishna, our Gurudev. He is our guardian, and we are all instruments. We only try our best, but the result will come through him. Many phone calls came today, but I told them, 'What is the problem?'"
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Other Desires
"People say, 'I am your, Gurudev,' but inside they have some other desire also. We may have no material desire, we may have some spiritual desire, but we cannot understand what is a material desire and what is a spiritual desire, or what Gurudev wants."
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We Forget
"The main thing that I want to tell everybody is that everybody is preaching, everybody knows everything, but sometimes because of the illusory environment, because our ego attacks us, we forget..."
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Fighting Against Misconception
"It is very difficult to preach in India. This year my preaching was actually against what Narottam Das Thakur told because Narottam Das Thakur told in one way and people use it in another way, they do Nama-aparadh..."
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Kirtan Business
"There was one kirtaniya in Nabadwip, her name was Radharani. One day, she came to see Gurudev, but Gurudev was out of India at that time, preaching in the West. I said, 'Devi, can I ask you one question?'..."
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Perfection and Profanation
"You think you will do kirtan for one day and everything will be perfect. No, it is completely not like that. Nama and Nama-aparadh look the same, but one will give you devotion, and another will remove devotion from you and give you something else (emotion)."
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Just What the Doctor Ordered?
"Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Gurudev send sadhus door to door, house to house to rescue you from the illusory environment and to send you for the service of Radha-Krishna in your proper place, but there are so many other misconceptions going on in this world..."
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Exclusive Remedy for Sins
"Think how many hours of your time you spend on service of the Lord, how many hours you do service. We always commit some sin in our life... What is the remedy for our sinful actions?"
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Discipline Yourself (1)
"'I do not want any dhana, jana, kavita for my enjoyment—I do not want anything for my enjoyment. Krishna is the enjoyer, and my only prayer is I want some devotion.' If you want to get Krishna, how is it possible to get Him?"
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Discipline Yourself (2)
"If think you are a devotee of Gauranga, it is not correct—you must practise what Mahaprabhu tells us. You must think what our main conception is, then you can get relief, and you will yourself feel pleased through your service."
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Peddling Misconception
"We must do service for our Gurudev, we must not use our Gurudev for our own interest. The other day, a boy went for rice collection with me. He said, 'That mill's name is Radharani, but the owner does not want to give any rice!' I replied, 'That man calls his mill Radharani to use Radharani's name for his business, not for service.'"
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22 February 2018 (English evening class, Kolkata)
Parikrama Will Not Be Stopped
"By the mercy of Gurudev, by the will of Gurudev and Guru Maharaj, you all have come from various corners of the world to join Sri Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. I am thinking that one way or another we will still do the Nabadwip Dham parikrama. We will not stop."
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Priority In Service
"'I am not afraid to commit sin for my own interest, for my own enjoyment.' That is our nature, but when we are going to do something spiritual, we are always afraid... This is happening not only at present time, it was happening in Dvapar-yuga also."
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Slaughterhouse
"Sometimes I am lying down and thinking what does Kali Maharaj want? What does Gurudev want? What does Guru Maharaj want?"
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No Compromise
"I do not know any other conception, but my conception is very easy. If somebody is my godbrother and they are against me, that is not a problem, I can tolerate it, but if somebody is against my Guru, how shall I compromise with them?"
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Backstabbing
"I am not a politician, I am a straight person. Telling one thing and doing another thing behind—I cannot do that. If your enemy is in front of you, it is OK, you know he is your enemy, you can fight; but if it is like Vibhisan, or like Mir Jafar, then it is very difficult."
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Deserve, Then Desire
"For service, you can accept anything, and anything can happen, but a fellow came and said, 'I want to be a trustee right now!' I told him, 'Prabhu, is it necessary to be a trustee to serve the temple?!'"
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Jump!
"This depends on you, you must be strong. My words are very heavy—I say forget it, forget everything. You still hesitate, but what is the problem? Do service, and whatever food, prasadam, comes, take that. Even if you have nobody, you have Krishna."
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Another Plane of Existence
"He may be crazy, but Nityananda Prabhu wants his service, and Nityananda Prabhu is crazy Himself. You see, Bhaktivinod Thakur himself also says, 'When will I become crazy?' He is a magistrate, a very educated man, and what does he say?"
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Foul Pill to Swallow
"If you are attached with material things and have material desires, it is called anyabhilasita. It must be given up. And you must remember also what Chaitanya-charitamrita says..."
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Dangerous Deviation
"That is the conception. We must understand it and we must know it clearly within ourselves." His Divine Grace illustrates where good judgement is applicable and where it is groundless and inauspicious.
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Lift the Anchor
"First you must remove the anchor, then the boat can go. When you have so many material desires inside you, how will you go? You will chant and work the whole day, but there will be no result."
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Poorer Than the Poor, yet Richer than the Rich
"You would think, 'How will they live?' but Krishna arranges everything. 'Those who have nothing have Krishna.' That is saranagata."
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Wise up
"It is easy to understand what I am saying, and it is necessary to understand it. If you have one leg in one boat, and the other leg in another boat, what will be your position? You will fall down into the Ganges."
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MARCH 2018

 

2 March 2018 (Sri Gaura Purnima day, evening class)
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival: Miraculous and Marvellous
"I believe that wherever I go, devotees will always stay with me. If I can make my Gurudev happy, that is sufficient for me. If, by the mercy of Guru, Vaishnavs, by the mercy of devotees, I die serving devotees—if I can give even one drop of blood for the devotees—that is my happiness."
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3 March 2018 (Sri Jagannath Misra anandotsav, addressing devotees from Russia)
Great Fortune
"I think you are not ordinary souls. In this world there are millions of millions of people, there are so many big wealthy people, so many people who have a very big position in the country, but none of them are as fortunate as you are."
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Modern Milieu
"All over the world almost everybody runs behind money, runs behind property, gold, wealth. How many fortunate people are there who come to pure Krishna consciousness? The whole world is covered by the illusory environment, Kali Maharaj."
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"I Pray You Can Come"
"I am very glad that you come every year, and that every year you make the effort thinking, 'How can I come for the parikrama every year?' You are all in my heart, there is no doubt about it because we all come from the same family."
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6 March 2018 (Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham, Deities' Installation Anniversary)
Sripat Hapaniya Dham: Auspicious Place
"You are very fortunate—after so many days we have come in Hapaniya. This is a very auspicious place of our Guru-varga line, it is the birthplace of our Param Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj."
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MAY 2018

 

6 May 2018 (Preaching programme in Kulgachia, Howrah District; Bengali class)
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Auspicious Invocation
"We have assembled here by a great fortune to speak about the Lord. It is not a cloudy day that is a bad day—a bad day is the day when there is no Hari-katha (discussions about the Lord). It is necessary to hear Hari-katha and practise every day."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Why Are We Here?
"Why do the sadhus, Gurus, Vaishnavs come to other people's houses? They do not come for food, they do not come hoping, 'I will get something there.' They come to rescue the fallen souls, to bring them to Krishna consciousness."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Life Is Uncertain
"We have come to this world, but life is uncertain, we can leave at any time. There is no guarantee. If we engage ourselves in the service of Govinda, then we will get super benefit and we will be able to take part in the service of Radha-Govinda."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Practise Without Deceit
"Whatever you do and whatever you do not do, Gaura knows you are a thief. Do not hide anything from the Lord, from Gurudev—they know everything. When you come to Krishna consciousness, you should practise properly."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Examine Yourself
"Vaishnavs have twenty-six qualities. You can examine yourself and tell it yourself whether you have these qualities or not. What to speak of twenty-six qualities, do you have even one of those qualities? Only you can judge it."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Bhakti Jagat
"Just as when you have ears, you know there is the sound of world, when you have eyes, you know there is a visual world, in the same way, if you have devotion, you can see the Lord, you can have His darshan. Those who have faith in the Lord, can understand this."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Daily Service
"Even if you stay at your house, you can serve the Lord. One time, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur was giving a class. After the class, a man came with his wife up to him and said, 'My wife and I would like to take initiation from you.'"
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Devotee Association
"You can get all perfection just by serving the lotus feet of Govinda. Remember this. Sadhu-sanga is the main thing. If you associate with non-devotees, your devotion to Krishna will be destroyed. In good association, you will chant the Holy Name."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Devotional Qualities
"We pray to Gurudev so that we may be able to give honour to everybody. May the Lord give us such tolerance, patience. If we do not become like this, we will never be able to serve Guru and Vaishnavs."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Vaishnava Stance
"We think we have taken initiation, so we have become big Vaishnavs. This is not Vaishnav's qualities. It is difficult to become even anything close to a Vaishnav. You must use your judgement. Never think, 'I am just like him.'"
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Life in Kirtan
"I have said many things, but it is necessary to practise through kirtan. Wake up early in the morning, chant five kirtans in the morning, five kirtans in the evening. It does not take much. Always engage in the daily service of the Lord. It is not necessary to have much money for that."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Our Day-to-Day Life
"We come to your house, to your village to encourage you to practise. It is not enough to only take initiation and chant four rounds on your beads in your room once a day. It will not do. When you take initiation, you must take prasadam."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Five Diseases
"It is necessary to serve prasadam. 'By honouring the Lord's prasad I shall conquer all prapancha.' Prapancha means there are five faults, five diseases. Just as we have different bodily sicknesses, there are also five material diseases..."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Learn to Be Human
"Only I give class and you listen—why cannot you give class? Mahaprabhu said, 'I have come to this house and I will not come here again. Now you must make all the villagers devotees.' This is not easy—you must shed gallons of blood to make somebody a human."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: "What sort of wealth makes you so rich?"
"He wears torn clothes, lives in a mud house but throws a touchstone into the sand. Nobody throws such valuable things away. No doubt he has something more valuable! I place your feet on my head praying for a particle of that wealth."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Lord's Department
"If you keep faith in the Lord, if you think about the Lord, the Lord looks after everything. You have heard the stories of Sudama Vipra, Vidura, and others. It happened in Mahaprabhu's time also..."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Beautiful Kirtan
"We want saranagati (surrender). Always read the Saranagati kirtans—there are very beautiful kirtans in this book by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. I can remember one kirtan now, it is the most beautiful kirtan..."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Question from Ladies' Quarter
"One time, I remember I went to Russia. I gave class in the morning and in the evening, one of the sannyasis said, 'Let Acharya Maharaj take a question now.' Suddenly, all ladies stood up from their seats and one of them said..."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Entering Higher Abode
"It is very hard for the people of this world to come to this path. Many people go to Vaikuntha because many people want liberation, and the abode of liberation is in Vaikuntha, but it is very difficult to cross the Viraja and enter into higher abodes."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Internal and External
"We must not live a family life, but maintain the role of householders. People can look at you and say that you are a householder, but you must not have attachment to family life or to this world in general. If you have attachment to this world, you will not get the Lord."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Twisted Turn
"That is maya for you. First she shows you something sweet, then she will slowly, slowly suck your blood and finish you in the end. That is the point—when the husband dies, the wife sucks his blood, and when the wife dies then her son sucks her blood..."
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Seek Shelter and Guidance
"We must always listen to favourable talks. Where will you read Bhagavatam? You must understand that Hari-katha must be listened to through Guru-parampara. The Lord Himself says, 'Give up all religions and surrender to Me, I will look after you.'"
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Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Closing Appeal
"You must all chant the Holy Name, come to the Math, always serve the Lord, then I will feel great peace and joy. How can you make me happy? Take shelter of a real Guru, and serve the lotus feet of the Lord, then I will be extremely happy."
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22 May 2018 (First Bengali evening class in Siliguri)
Great Stumbling Block
"Param Gurudev Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur said one thing, and you must always remember it. Listen to this carefully. These are very serious and astonishing words. It is not written anywhere in the books, but it can be heard from the mouth of the Guru-varga, Gurupadpadma."
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Mercy Above Justice
"Gurudev can do what even Krishna cannot do. Mercy is above justice. When it comes to the mercy of Gurudev, there is no place for judgement. If I judge myself, I get nothing, but, Gurudev, if I get your mercy, then I can get the Lord."
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Service Life—Not Leisure
"Even when you are very sad, will you leave the Lord's service? Will you give up the Holy Name? I do not think that this is all an austerity. Whatever the Lord sends, it is good. It is not like I will leave my service because of that or will have ego."
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Servitor's Chastity
"First it is necessary to be sincere, then detachment must come, then taste. After these three, chastity comes. Very few people have chastity—those who have chastity do not know anything except Krishna consciousness, do not understand anything except it."
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Painless Existence
"I can ask you one question. How many thousands of living entities do you kill every day in order to stay alive? How many jiva souls do we kill each time we breathe, cook, drink water, etc. And all fault is yours. What is the only way to escape this sin?"
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Prasad's Purifying Power
"Do you remember what is called prapancha? Prapancha means five diseases. First you must remove these five diseases, then you can take medicine. Suppose I give you some random medicine—will it work? First you must diagnose the disease."
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Inner Wealth
"It is very difficult to be a sadhu, and it is very easy to pretend to be a sadhu. Live in a family, but do not live a family life. You must always chant the Holy Name. You have all heard about Vasudev Vipra. How did he live? You must listen to it with your very heart."
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Unpretentious and Forgiving Heart
"We chant and practise so much, we do so much service, but nothing happens. You should read the life description of great souls, you should listen to their lectures—how did they serve the Lord? We must learn from this, we must learn to live in the plane of service."
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Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Pastimes
"What kind of character did Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj have? Somebody thinks they are a big Guru, they stretch their legs and tell others to wash their feet or they distribute their own prasad... But we pray, 'O Vaishnav Thakur, please give me your mercy so I can serve you!'"
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JUNE 2018

 

28 June 2017 (Anniversary Festival in Caracas, speaking online)
Example for the World
"You are tolerating so much in this situation—you are suffering so much, facing a very bad and difficult condition—and you set an example for the entire world. I am sure that you will get the result and you will be successful. I will give you one example of service mood..."
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Where Shortcuts Fail
"Without mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, all your attempts will be nothing. His mercy is not a small matter—He is Guru-tattva, and it is a very big matter. It is actually very difficult to get Nityananda Prabhu's mercy."
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Serve Deity Properly
"You must serve the Deities properly. Those who are doing this service to the Deity must believe it and do this service properly, that is good for you. I have told many stories before—Arjun Misra, Mukunda Prabhu's son and others..."
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Two kirtans
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chanting "Gurudev, krpa bindu diya" and "Parama Karuna" kirtans with the devotees online at the end of the darshan.
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JULY 2018

 

11 July 2018 (Bengali evening class in Sri Puri Dham)
Heal and Declutter
"I feel much pain to see this world's aversion to service. There is no other religion except this: you must be kind to the jiva souls (it is necessary to preach in this world); you must get taste for chanting the Holy Name. What does 'taste' mean?"
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Love, Lust, and Rust
"Magnet always attracts iron, but if the iron is covered with rust, then it will not attract it any more. Because of our ignorance, we have become rusty and Krishna does not attract us. If a madman sucks on dry sugar cane pulp—will he get any sweetness?"
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Jagadananda Pandit: Childhood
"In his Prema-vivarta Jagadananda Pandit tells what prema (love) is, and the prema (love) that he himself has cannot be seen anywhere... I will tell his story."
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Jagadananda Pandit's Hot-Headed Heart
"When a man has two wives, the second, younger, wife is always more temperamental and domineering. Similarly, Satyabhauma is also always domineering, always controlling, and so was Jagadananda Pandit here..."
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Nine Digits
"What is it? Is your phone ringing? Who is calling you? Is Krishna calling you? Do you know the phone number of Krishna? His is a nine digit number..."
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Two Fables—Two Lessons
"There is a saying in English—'where there is a will, there is a way.' There are many stories that illustrate it also. For example, this one..."
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Sincere and Selfless Service
"You must all remember the conception. What conception do I mean? Do you remember the pastime that happened in Gambhira? For the service of the Lord, you should be prepared to commit an offence; and for your own pleasure you cannot do any wrong."
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Chanting 24/7
"Today, we also went to Radha Kanta Math. In that Math, there are Deities of Radha Krishna installed there and in Mahaprabhu's time Their servitor's name was Gopal..."
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The Proof of the Pudding
"Mahaprabhu thought, 'It is necessary to give him the taste of prasad. If he does not take it, how will he understand how wonderful prasad is?' So, one day Mahaprabhu came to Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya after mangal arati with some prasad..."
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"Gora Knows..."
"Much time has passed now, much has been said, and I will not speak much longer, but I just want to say one thing, and you may not like what I will say..."
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13 July 2018
A Perfect Serviceholder
"Each of us must think deeply what is necessary for service. It is necessary to serve from the heart. Think in your room for one hour what you are doing and thinking. You have come to Krishna consciousness line and you must practise properly and perfectly."
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28 July 2018 (Speaking online to devotees in London)
Love for Guru
"If you give a garland to Gurudev, if you pay obeisance to Gurudev, it is a formality, but the main thing is that you must serve your Guru from your heart. The problem is that everybody wants to do service, but we do not know what is service."
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Mind Your Own Faults
"I am telling this to all the devotees all over the world. What for have you come to Krishna consciousness? What for have you become a disciple of your Guru? You must understand what is Krishna consciousness, what is service. Do not criticise anybody."
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Root of Anartha
"Money is the root of anartha. If you run behind money, wealth, property, ladies, Krishna will give you property, wealth, etc., but ultimately He will remove devotion from you—you will lose devotion. That is the main thing."
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On Mission's Integrity
"Gurudev started a boat, Chaitanya Saraswat Math boat, why will you make another boat? This is Srila Sridhar Maharaj's temple, this Chaitanya Saraswat Math boat, and you should serve under the guidance of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math."
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Highest Devotion
"Do you think that if somebody has all scriptures in their brain, if somebody reads so many books and knows everything, they are the highest devotee? No. Those who have these qualities are the highest kind of devotees—"
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"This Is Our Life"
"I am very happy that through somebody one by one jiva souls, fallen souls are joining Krishna consciousness and getting an opportunity to serve the Lord and Guru. Krishna is in your heart, so you must preach for Krishna, preach for your Guru."
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Tolerance Is Unavoidable
"You have to tolerate it, and you have to have so much tolerance. I also cannot tolerate so many things, but what can I do? If I cannot tolerate something, it is not Vaishnav etiquette."
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On Guard
"They are doing so much service, but everybody should not be proud because of their service. Gurudev is very powerful, Krishna is very powerful—how much we can do for them? We cannot do anything. This kind of feeling should come."
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Sacred and Cherished Moment
"You know everything from devotees' association, therefore your land is fertile, which means your heart is clean and open, you can give Bhakti Devi a place in your heart..."
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Eternal Occupation
"'Whether you are sleeping, eating, or resting, always chant the Name of Krishna': If you chant without offences, Krishna will reveal Himself in your heart and you will be successful in your spiritual life."
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Serve Under Guidance
"...They are all dearmost servitors of Gurudev and they are trying their heart and soul for the Mission. Serve under their guidance. If you can serve them, I will be very happy. Take care of the temple."
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10 August 2018 (Bengali class at Sri Nrisingha Palli)
Meaning of Mercy and Service
"Those who have some relation with the Guru, who can understand and who can know Gurudev, are never actually separated from their Guru. It is those who are real disciples that can know the Guru. We always say, 'Gurudev, please give me your mercy.' Do you understand the meaning?"
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Serving and Understanding One's Guru
"What does service mean? It means not satisfying yourself—it means satisfying your Guru. It does not matter if I do not like something or I am not pleased—we must think whether Srila Gurudev is happy."
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Revealing Service
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is writing [about Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur], 'You have revealed the service of Gaura.' And Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur let everyone understand who will preach Rupa-Raghunath's line later..."
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Do You Agree?
"You must give me a room in your house. Let me stay there and feed me three-four times every day. The people were surprised, 'How is it possible? How can we give him a place at our house? How will we arrange food for him?'"
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Rights for a Place
"...He said, 'I do not want a place in Mayapur, this is not a big thing for me—what I want is a place in your heart. Please, give me a place in your heart.'"
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ON THIS PAGE:

JANUARY
Our Hope and Heart-Felt Gratitude
Learn from Mahajanas
Seeking Mercy
Revealing Nityananda Prabhu
Mahaprabhu's Stay in Shantipur
Preaching Ideal
Learn and Distribute
Great Good Fortune
Bhava-Rog Doctor
Foster Devotional Feelings
Association and Assimilation

FEBRUARY
Participate in Service
Not a Game
"I am not hopeless"
Other Desires
We Forget
Fighting Against Misconception
Kirtan Business
Perfection and Profanation
Just What the Doctor Ordered?
Exclusive Remedy for Sins
Discipline Yourself (1)
Discipline Yourself (21)
Peddling Misconception
Parikrama Will Not Be Stopped
Priority In Service
Slaughterhouse
No Compromise
Backstabbing
Deserve, Then Desire
Jump!
Another Plane of Existence
Foul Pill to Swallow
Dangerous Deviation
Lift the Anchor
Poorer Than the Poor, yet Richer than the Rich
Wise up

MARCH
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival: Miraculous and Marvellous
Great Fortune
Modern Milieu
"I Pray You Can Come"
Sripat Hapaniya Dham: Auspicious Place

MAY
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Auspicious Invocation
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Why Are We Here?
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Life Is Uncertain
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Practise Without Deceit
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Examine Yourself
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Bhakti Jagat
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Daily Service
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Devotee Association
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Devotional Qualities
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Vaishnava Stance
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Life in Kirtan
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Our Day-to-Day Life
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Five Diseases
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Learn to Be Human
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: "What sort of wealth makes you so rich?"
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Lord's Department
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Beautiful Kirtan
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Question from Ladies' Quarter
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Entering Higher Abode
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Internal and External
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Twisted Turn
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Seek Shelter and Guidance
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Closing Appeal
Great Stumbling Block
Mercy Above Justice
Service Life—Not Leisure
Servitor's Chastity
Painless Existence
Prasad's Purifying Power
Inner Wealth
Unpretentious and Forgiving Heart
Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Pastimes

JUNE
Example for the World
Where Shortcuts Fail
Serve Deity Properly

JULY
Heal and Declutter
Love, Lust, and Rust
Jagadananda Pandit: Childhood
Jagadananda Pandit's Hot-Headed Heart
Nine Digits
Two Fables—Two Lessons
Sincere and Selfless Service
Chanting 24/7
The Proof of the Pudding
"Gora Knows..."
A Perfect Serviceholder
Love for Guru
Mind Your Own Faults
Root of Anartha
On Mission's Integrity
Highest Devotion
"This Is Our Life"
Tolerance Is Unavoidable
On Guard
Sacred and Cherished Moment
Serve Under Guidance
Meaning of Mercy and Service
Serving and Understanding One's Guru
Revealing Service
Do You Agree?
Rights for a Place

 

Sri Radhastami: Capture the Captor
'If we cannot capture Gurudev, who is nondifferent from Srimati Radharani, we cannot capture Krishna, the Lord. How can we capture Srimati Radharani? Through Her servants. We must observe this day today very carefully, very respectfully, with our heart and soul.'

      

Gurudev gave his life for the service to his Guru.

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