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2019

 

 

JANUARY 2019

 

3 January 2019 (South Indian preaching tour)
Primary Realisation
"What is the difference between those previous birds' and beasts' bodies and this human body? Krishna has sent us to a human body and He is examining us, He wants to see what we do after that. Some may see no difference..."
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Our Mission
"What message have I come to give you? I want to try to give you the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, of our Gurudev and our Guru Maharaj. I want to give you the Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute."
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Enjoyer, Controller, Provider
"Everything in this world exists for the Lord's enjoyment. Because of our ego we think these things are my things. Nothing in this world is yours. If you think that everything belongs to you and enjoy with everything, it means that you are attacked by Maya Devi."
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Chalking Out the Path
"Neither heaven no hell is our permanent, proper place. We come from the Lord and we should go back home—back to home, back to Godhead. Through the service to the Lord, to the Guru and Vaishnavs, you can go to your real place, which is Goloka."
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Help Yourself and Help Others
"You have twenty-four hours a day, but these twenty-four hours are not for you. When you join Krishna's family, you can engage yourself twenty-four hours a day for the Guru. Those who have initiation should not only chant themselves, but they should also preach."
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Making Offering: Have Heart, Follow Rules
"Service means you must arrange everything, then it will be proper service. You may have a good heart, but it is necessary to know some rules and regulations. When you make an aparadh you have to suffer for it."
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Primary Qualities of Devotee
"If you go door to door but you do not practise properly, householder people will not give even one rupee to you. You must practise properly, behave properly—you must become a devotee. 'Devotee' means following Mahaprabhu's teaching. We come to Krishna consciousness to please Gurudev—not to please ourselves."
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Purpose of Surrender
"You think, 'I am suffering from so many problems, so I must surrender to the Lord'—this is not devotion. You should surrender with heart and soul, with the devotion. You must surrender to the Lord to love the Lord."
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Always Chant the Holy Name
"Mind is always naughty, it always wants something. When your mind is disturbing you, loudly chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, then your mind will concentrate on the Lord."
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Learn and Practise
"How will you serve the Lord? Come to the dearmost servitor of your Guru and surrender to that kind of Vaishnav—he can give you proper guidance. Read the books, pray to the Lord, and in that way you can remember the Lord. The best practice is sravan and kirtan."
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4 January 2019 (South Indian preaching tour)
At Mangalagiri (1)
"After Mahaprabhu took darshan of Nrisinghadev, He sat here at this place—you can see here the footprints of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur established this place. We are very fortunate to have come here."
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At Mangalagiri (2)
"We come to preach Krishna consciousness in South India because Gurudev wanted this preaching in South India. We have visited some places here today, but actually we have no eyes. How can I see Lord Nrisingha, Pana Nrisingha or Laksmi Nrisingha?"
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4 January 2019 (Evening class in Vijayawada, South India)
Appreciating Worship of Nrisinghadev
"Actually, you are very fortunate souls because you live near Laksmi Nrisingha, Pana Nrisingha temples. You should understand how much devotion Prahlad Maharaj has, and what his devotion, his desire and mood of devotion are like."
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Proper Care
"If we do not practise properly, we will forget our service, we will forget our practising life. We have to be careful—Maya Devi always sits near us and she can attack us at any time; she can take us away from the service of Krishna and use for her own service."
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Learning to Surrender
"Your mind always thinks, 'Shall I jump or not? Shall I jump or not?' but you must throw your mind into Krishna consciousness life, then you can understand everything. Mind is always naughty, but you have intelligence, sumedha."
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Triumph of Life
"We are swimming in an ocean of illusory environment and we do not understand which way we must go, but we have finally got this human body; we must understand what is our duty in this human body—only sleeping, eating and enjoying like cats and dogs?"
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Crooked Service (1)
"We all—all over the world—are sons and daughters of the Lord, and we always serve or want to serve the Lord, but do we want to serve to fulfil our own desire or to fulfil Krishna's desire? You can understand this from the example of family life also..."
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Crooked Service (2)
"'What is devotion? What do you want—do you want to please yourself? Is this devotion?' You can see what is called vaishnavata (qualities of a Vaishnav) and how Vaishnavism is practised. We want to learn from great Vaishnavs."
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Who Is a Real Disciple?
"Srila Prabhupad teaches us that we do not discriminate who is a grihastha, who is a brahmachari, and who is a sannyasi. Those who are dearest to Gurudev, those who can serve Gurudev properly, who can follow his instruction properly, they are the real devotees."
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Flunkies of Flesh
"...Still, you are not running under the guidance of Guru and Vaishnavs—you are running under the guidance of your body. You are attached to your family life, but that kind of attachment should come to Lord Krishna, Gauranga Mahaprabhu, and Gurudev. Search for Sri Krishna Reality the Beautiful! Search where you can get real devotion!"
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14 February 2019 (Sri Ekachakra Dham)
Remembering Our Fortune
"We have come here by the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. Without their mercy we cannot be present here. Out of His mercy, Nityananda Prabhu has given us some small place at his birthplace where we can stay."
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Place of Pivotal Pastimes
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj was empowered to protect and distribute Sri Rupa-Raghunath line. He came here in Sri Ekachakra Dham before starting to take disciples, and every year he would send some small donation for the service of Nityananda Prabhu."
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First Memories of Sri Ekachakra Dham
"I had heard Ekachakra's name before and wanted to come here many times, but when I told about it to Gurudev, he said, 'What will you go there for?' Later, in 2004, Gurudev finally allowed it—he said, 'You can go with devotees and do some parikrama there.'"
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His Mercy Is Essential
"Nityananda Prabhu's mercy is essential in our lives. Mahaprabhu showed that it is not so easy to find this kind of personality, but Mahaprabhu found Him easily because They are very intimate."
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His Service Is Essential
"We must be humble, tolerant and we must give honour to others. It is necessary. Chant with heart and soul—it is necessary to serve Nityananda Prabhu with heart and soul."
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Servant or Merchant?
"Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that instead of serving Gurudev, Nityananda Prabhu, Krishna, we make Them serve us—we must not make Nityananda Prabhu, Gurudev our servants. Do not make Guru and Krishna your servant, a bribe-taker."
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15 February 2019 (Morning class at Sri Ekachakra Dham)
Serve Nitai without Deceit
"By the mercy of Gurudev we have got an opportunity to serve this place—Nityananda Prabhu's appearance place—we must take advantage of this opportunity. We must understand how necessary it is to serve Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and His devotees."
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Nitaichand: Spotless Moon
"It is said that if someone cannot understand the character of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu, then they are making so much offence—because of that devotion can be removed from her or him."
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Nitaichand: Our Eternal Shelter
"We cannot conceive of it, but Guru-Nityananda is our eternal shelter. Gurudev is the eternal shelter of our life. Unless we can understand what the reality is, there is no other way for us to get relief from suffering."
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Nitaichand: Our Only Hope
"Our only hope is Sri Guru-Nityananda—if we serve Their lotus feet, we can increase our devotion, our spiritual life. That is the main thing about Nityananda Prabhu."
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Beware Imitation
"If you follow Narottam Das Thakur's advice, this is good, but if you think you want to do what Narottam Das Thakur did, if you want to become Narottam, then it is a very big problem. Do not imitate Nityananda Prabhu."
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Householders' Hypocrisy
"People think, 'If I become a sannyasi, I may fall down later, so better I become a householder!' Those who are interested in spiritual life do not live like that. One can never prosper or develop their spiritual life by hypocrisy."
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Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
"'How can we get qualities of a Vaishnav?' Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur told that many people do not want to be servants of Vaishnavs, but they want to be Vaishnavs—he said it is impossible to become a Vaishnav without service to a Vaishnav's servant."
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Eternal Rememberance
"When you remember devotees' pastimes, your heart becomes clean in this way—and this must be eternal. Sincerity is necessary. The main thing is 'kirtana prabhave smarana haibe'—you can remember the Lord's and the Lord's devotees' pastime through kirtan."
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Engage Yourself In Service
"Why are you afraid of me? If somebody is making some offence inside or doing something wrong, they will be afraid of me, otherwise no one should be afraid of me. I am sometimes angry with those who do not follow properly, but other than that I am not an angry man."
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18 February 2019 (Last evening class at Sri Ekachakra Dham Annual Festival)
Capture Nityananda Prabhu's Heart
"We must remember this Nityananda Prabhu's appearance festival every day—not only every day, but at every every moment. We can only try to serve Nityananda Prabhu's devotees, Nityananda Prabhu's servitor. That is our only hope. We must understand that this is the only way how we can please Nityananda Prabhu."
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Hope of the Hopeless
"We are fallen souls, we do not know so much about the culture, the rules and regulations, we do not know so many mantras, we do not do anything properly, but we have Nityananda Prabhu—we have hope that if we fully surrender to Nityananda Prabhu, then everything will be revealed."
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Purifying Shelter
"We are here now by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, and we always pray to Him, "I am a fallen soul, I have no quality and qualification, I am always making offence. Please forgive my offence, please take my service. Please give me shelter at Your lotus feet."
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24 February 2019 (Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prahupad)
Srila Prabhupad: Universal Benefactor
"This is how Prabhupad started preaching the proper conception in this world, and it is owing to him that we are here now, that we can preach now. That is why we must glorify Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur."
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14 March 2019 (Sri Nrisingha Palli evening class)
Sri Gaura Purnima: Our Main Festival
"In the age of Kali, this is the main and the biggest of all festivals—the appearance day of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Mahaprabhu shows us what is called separation and we must hanker for that, we must understand and realise this. We must come to this level."
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Importance of Service Mood
"'I will serve; service is our life'—until and unless this desire, this mood comes to us, Krishna-katha will not enter our ears. At any time—whether I am thinking, sleeping, or eating, I always think, 'What is the next service? What is the next service?'"
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Sri Godrumdwip Bhajan
"When Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur was staying in Godrumdwip, he wrote a song about Gurudev. When I read it, I was very pleased. This book is sold for ten rupees in the bookstore, but I thought, 'The price of this book is ten million dollars.'"
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Power of Purity
"Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that we have taken initiation from Gurudev, but have we actually become disciples of our Gurudev? That is the main question. When we take initiation, not everybody becomes a disciple."
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Service with Heart
"We should realise, we should understand the places Gaura visited, the pastimes that are going on in each of those places and we should keep everything in our heart. Service should be coming from the heart. Remove bad elements from your heart and give some space for your worshippable Deity."
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Sri Madhyadwip
"Actually, there is one more dwip (island) nearby where we never go—it is Madhyadwip. Before, when we stayed at Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Kolerganj, we also did not go there, and this year we are thinking to go there..."
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The Right to Serve
"Who can give the right to serve to Srimati Radharani, or Krishna also? Krishna is the property of Srimati Radharani and Srimati Radharani is non-different from Gurudev. So, if we properly surrender to the Guru, Gurudev can give us the permission, Gurudev can give us the right to serve the Lord."
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Thu, 21 March 2019: (Sri Gaura Purnima Day)
My Happiness
"Despite everything, you are still following Gurudev's instruction. It my great happiness that we can go on this parikrama together, that we can celebrate Sri Gaura Purnima festival together. That is happiness for me."
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My Hope
"When all the devotees are with us, when all the devotees' mercy is with us, we have nothing to worry about. I promise to all of you that as long as I am alive I will not run away. We hope that by Srila Gurudev's mercy, this problem will be solved soon and it will be overcome."
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Birds of Feather Flock Together
"You can see also now that all those who are Gurudev's enemies—who were rejected by Gurudev, who Gurudev got pain from, all those who were ousted have now come together. It is their karma and they will get the result for that."
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7 April 2019 (Speaking online to the devotees in Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Spiritual Mockery
"Actually, we took initiation from a Guru, but it is not a real initiation—we only pretend to be disciples. The temple that Srila Guru Maharaj made and that Gurudev served is not for enjoyment—it is for service."
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Painful Day
"Our Gurudev's disappearance festival is very soon, that day is coming soon, next dvadasi. It is a very sad day for me. It is the most painful day in my life, and this very painful day comes every year..."
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বাংলা  উপদেশ

ON THIS PAGE:

JANUARY
Primary Realisation
Our Mission
Enjoyer, Controller, Provider
Chalking Out the Path
Help Yourself and Help Others
Making Offering: Have Heart, Follow Rules
Primary Qualities of Devotee
Purpose of Surrender
Always Chant the Holy Name
Learn and Practise
At Mangalagiri (1)
At Mangalagiri (2)
Appreciating Worship of Nrisinghadev
Proper Care
Learning to Surrender
Triumph of Life
Crooked Service (1)
Crooked Service (2)
Who Is a Real Disciple?
Flunkies of Flesh

FEBRUARY
Remembering Our Fortune
Place of Pivotal Pastimes
First Memories of Sri Ekachakra Dham
His Mercy Is Essential
His Service Is Essential
Servant or Merchant?
Serve Nitai without Deceit
Nitaichand: Spotless Moon
Nitaichand: Our Only Hope
Nitaichand: Our Eternal Shelter
Beware Imitation
Householders' Hypocrisy
Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
Eternal Rememberance
Engage Yourself In Service
Capture Nityananda Prabhu's Heart
Hope of the Hopeless
Purifying Shelter
Srila Prabhupad: Universal Benefactor

MARCH
Sri Gaura Purnima: Our Main Festival
Importance of Service Mood
Sri Godrumdwip Bhajan
Power of Purity
Service with Heart
Sri Madhyadwip
The Right to Serve
My Happiness
My Hope
Birds of Feather Flock Together

APRIL
Spiritual Mockery
Painful Day

 

Eating Out
'One time, soon after I joined the temple, I asked Gurudev why we must avoid the outside food, like, if you go to some restaurant, there is some vegetarian food, why must we avoid it? And I heard the answer from Gurudev...'

      

Chanting, chanting, and taking prasadam, then the tongue will be level and Krishna Nam will dance on your tongue.

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