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2020

 

 

JANUARY 2020

 

3 January 2020 (morning class; Vijayawada)
Do Not Delay
"Those who say that they will practise Krishna consciousness when they retire are actually cheating Lord Krishna. When a representative of the Lord comes to you, do not lose time. Take initiation, surrender and take shelter of the Lord through the guru."
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Golden Opportunity
"Krishna has given us this opportunity, we must not wait for a long time. The Lord's representative has come to us to tell us what is necessary for our spiritual life. If you want to get love and affection of your Gurudev, follow Gurudev's instruction with chastity."
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3 January 2020 (evening class; Vijayawada)
Joy of Sankirtan
"Chanting the Holy Name in good association is the highest attainment in this age of Kali. Through chanting the Holy Name we can get the highest service of the Lord and the Lord's associate. You must think and realise one thing perfectly..."
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Beacon Light for Lost Souls
"In this age of Kali, there are so many conceptions, there are so many gurus, but actually Sri Sukadev Goswami and Srila Vyasadev have told what is the real conception in Srimad Bhagavatam. If you read scriptures, you will see what is the real conception."
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Our Dear and Near
"You must understand who your real relative is. Krishna is your real relative, and Krishna will not leave you. If you chant His Holy Name, if you remember Him, He will always help you, He will always support you. It is necessary to have the strongest faith."
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Uncompromising Chastity
"This is an example for you all. This is a lesson for you all. You must have chastity for your Guru. Chastity is the main thing. Everybody has a guru, but not everybody has proper chastity to their guru."
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On Dawdling and Patience
"Take shelter of a real guru. You must not delay. And have patience—no matter how long it may take, we must have tolerance and give honour to others. If you can join this family and this unlimited service, then one day you will get service. There is no doubt about that."
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Hijacked Souls
"We are very fortunate because we were born in India and we can freely chant the Holy Name, but in many countries there are restrictions against following the religion of this culture, but they still secretly practise Krishna consciousness properly."
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4 January 2020 (Nama-hatta, Vijayawada)
Main Goal
"We are fallen souls, but on the other hand we are also very fortunate because we have got connection with Mahaprabhu's line, Srila Rupa Goswami's line—we have taken shelter of a bona fide guru and we are trying to follow his order."
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Keep Sankirtan Fire Ablaze
"Sometimes you think that there are only very few of you devotees here, but you must start the fire, and the wind will come. If you engage yourself in sankirtan-yajna, you can make Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sriman Nityananda Prabhu happy through that."
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Sacrifice Your Life
"People will not listen to you because they have too much attachment to materialist life—they cannot sacrifice anything; but you must sacrifice your life for your guru, Vaishnavs and Bhagavan. That is called surrender."
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4 January 2020 (Nama-hatta, noon, Vijayawada)
Now Is the Time
"Do you think that you can chant the Holy Name and serve Deities or the Lord in any birth? This lifetime is a great opportunity, the best opportunity—you have got a human body now, and now is the perfect time to serve devotees and Vaishnavs."
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Leave Maya's Service
"Maya Devi is so strong—you have so much material attachment. This is why you cannot join, you cannot come to service plane—you are not taking advantage of this greatest, highest service opportunity."
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Before Too Late
"When you have teeth, you have to take care of your teeth; what your teeth are gone, you will not be able to eat properly. When you have a guru, the guru gives everything to you, but when you reject him and do not follow his instruction, then you will repent and think."
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Sincere Service Mood
"Krishna Himself says, 'I do not take anything from a non-devotee's hand. If My devotee gives Me something with devotion, that is sufficient for Me.' You can be doing something external, but it may not be service—you must serve with heart."
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4 January 2020 (Evening class, Vijayawada)
Come with Us
"The Harinam is extremely powerful in this age of Kali—chanting the Holy Name is the only way we can get to our real home. Those who can do Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama in good association of devotees and chanting the Holy Name are very fortunate souls."
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"I Am Saranga's Murari!"
"Remembering the last day of Nabadwip Dham parikrama, I want to tell you some very important thing. We always glorify Mamgachhi (Modadrumdwip) and speak about the birthplace of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, but there is also one small temple beside it..."
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Not Just Words
"I will tell you another pastime of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu chanting the Holy Name. The Holy Name is not only some letters. This Hare Krishna maha-mantra is pure, and this pastime is the evidence of that."
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Purity of Heart
"Only a only bona fide guru, who descends from Goloka Vrindavan, an associate of the Lord, can distribute this Holy Name in this world—if you take initiation from such guru, you can get real benefit in your spiritual life. But it is necessary to be a real devotee."
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Run After Devotion, Not Visaya
"We say we want devotion, but at the same time we want this, that, we want a house, we want opulence, etc.—Krishna will give everything to you, 'Here, take it!' but you will not get pure devotion..."
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5 January 2020 (Vijayawada)
Surrendered Service
"I see that how much you try to make me happy. You are giving everything you have—man, buddhi, anankar (mind, intelligence, ego)—to the Lord, to their guru. That is called surrender mood. You give everything you have for the service of the Lord."
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Seva Opportunity
"You must practise properly. I am also inviting you all to our temple. I have told you—I am giving you an opportunity to serve. Actually, it is very hard to get there—you cannot serve big things with little sukriti."
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My Last Word
"Atma-nivedanam is surrender. Surrender means you must give everything you have. You must stop thinking about other things. To be surrendered means, 'All I know is my Lord—I only know my Guru, I do not know anybody else. This is my last word.'"
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Courtyard of Vrindavan
"The kind of kirtan you can chant depends upon your adhikar, and the quality of your kirtan depends upon your devotion. Srila Narottam Das Thakur sings, 'Vrndavane chabutara tahe mora mano-ghera—My entire mind dwells within the courtyard of Vrindavan.' But we all know where our mind goes..."
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Entering Higher Study
"Why do the teachings of Sri Rupa-Raghunath not enter our ears? What is the purpose of this body? How can one live in Mathura? What is the result of sincere service? What is the reason of our suffering? What is devotion?"
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Outdoors Preaching Campaign
"It is necessary to try. Try and try, and you will be successful. You do not have to leave your work for this. You can go on Saturday and Sunday, or every day. Try to give more time to service, then you will be successful. I have told you how to do it. If you do in this way, you will be successful."
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18 January 2020 (First Programme at New Uluberia Temple, Bengali evening class)
উলুবেড়িয়ায় হরিকথা
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের পদ্মমুখনিঃসৃত শ্রীহরিকথামৃত: "যাঁরা এখানে উলুবেড়িয়ায় সিনিয়র ভক্তরা আছেন, তাঁরা অনেক দিন ধরে চেষ্টা করছেন, অনেক দিন ধরে আপনাদের গ্রামে গ্রামে, দরজায় দরজায় গিয়ে বলেন, ‘বল কৃষ্ণ কহ কৃষ্ণ কর কৃষ্ণ শিক্ষা’—এই কথা ভিক্ষা করছেন আপনাদের জন্য । যাঁর ভাগ্য হয়েছে, যাঁর পূর্ব্ব পূর্ব্ব জন্মের সুকৃতি ছিল, তাঁরা এই সাধুসঙ্গের প্রভাবে এসে সাধুসঙ্গ করেন, তাঁদের হৃদয়টা একটু পরিষ্কার হয়েছে, হৃদয়টা নির্ম্মল হয়েছে । ওই সিনিয়র ভক্তরার এখন অনেক বয়স হয়ে গিয়েছে, কিন্তু তাঁরা আপনাদেরকে নবদ্বীপ, পরী, বন্দাবন, অনেক জায়গায় জায়গায় নিয়ে যান যাতে আপনি সত্যিকারের কৃষ্ণপথে আসতে পারেন—তার জন্য তাঁরা আপ্রাণ চেষ্টা করে গিয়েছেন ।"
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FEBRUARY 2020

 

5 February 2020 (Sri Ekachakra Dham)
Facing Austerity
"Whatever you want to do, you must have the strongest desire. Even in the material life, does anything come without austerity? No. Therefore, 'I want austerity! I want problems! If more problems come, it is OK, let them come! I want to see how many problems you can give me, Prabhu.'"
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Distinction of Sri Rupanuga Line
"In this world, people serve the Lord in three ways. First, somebody worships the Lord because they are afraid. Second, people worship the Lord because have some material desire. Third, somebody worships the Lord out of duty. This is not right."
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Treacherous Desires
"If you have some material desire and want it to be fulfilled, Krishna will give that to you happily. On the other hand, Krishna says, 'I am not a fool—why will I give them visaya? Instead, I will give them My lotus feet and make them forget visaya!"
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Inconceivable Mercy
"We can understand Krishna consciousness if we have a desire to serve the Lord—if we have enthusiasm. You can see how merciful Lord Krishna is, but Mahaprabhu is more merciful than Krishna, and Nityananda Prabhu is even more merciful than Gauranga."
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Victory over Visaya
"If we take prasad, all kinds of bad elements, bad diseases will be removed; if we chant the Holy Name, all Nama-aparadhas will go away; if we do service, all seva-aparadhas will go away—we do it, but why are we not getting the result?"
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Power of Sukriti
"Sanda and Amarka taught Prahlad Maharaj nonsense things, but Prahlad Maharaj did not take that association. Prahlad Maharaj had some previous sukriti (actions related with the Lord), and through that sukriti he could receive the proper teaching from Narad Goswami."
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Atma-Buddhi
"If you have fifty kilogrammes of rice on your head, you feel so much pressure—even if you come into an A/C room, you will not get any comfort there because you have heavy things on your head. We still have ego, we still cannot even understand that we are eternal servants of the Lord."
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Buddhi-Suddhi
"You recite mantras for the archan, you chant that the cloth is clean, the chamara is clean, the peacock fan is clean, the pancha-pradip is clean, etc. Everything is clean, but do you ever think, 'Is my mind clean?'"
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Zest for Service
"I think that the Lord arranges everything that is necessary for His service—only our desire, wish, will is necessary. If you have desire ('I will do it!'), you will succeed. It is necessary to have desire, otherwise sitting idle, laziness will not take you far."
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8 February 2020 (Evening class at Sri Ekachakra Dham)
Grand Festival
"Without Nityananda Prabhu's mercy, without Gurudev's mercy, we are not able to do it. We do not know for how many days in this life we can do this service like this, but we are always enthusiastic, we are always trying to serve Gurudev or Nityananda Prabhu, and it is Their matter whether they will accept our service or not."
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My Gratitude
"So many devotees are helping us with this festival—somebody cannot help physically, but they are helping through their mind, through their funds, etc. I am not only thanking them, I am very grateful to them because they are doing so much for Gurudev."
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Guard Your Service Life
"Whatever problem comes, we will not run away from our service. Problems will always come—we are in the battlefield, and we will fight against maya until our death. That is our conception. We will not fight against men, but we will fight against ourselves."
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Do Not Fear Sacrifice
"Life should be for service. What the guru and Vaishnavs tell, that is service, and you must serve with love. You must sacrifice in your life. Those who can make sacrifice in their life, they get the real benefit."
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Hidden Service
"Srivas Pandit's faith is super strongest. Everybody's faith is not like that. When somebody puts some poison in others' brain, they change their mind. Our faith must be strong. Practise, practise and practise."
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Spiritual Promotion
"You struggle so much in your life, but how many days have we got in this lifetime? We do not want to be demoted. We want to be promoted, and this promotion will come through service—through the service to the guru and Vaishnavs. That is the main thing."
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Puja with Love
"Pujari must serve with love and affection. When you do puja, you must do it with love, wearing clean clothes, etc. Actually, I have always been afraid to do puja. I never go inside the Deities' room. Gurudev also said he was afraid..."
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15 February 2020 (West Bengal Preaching, Bengali class)
Our Mistake
"You are doing so many things in this world, but you are not doing the one thing which is necessary for your life. You love your family who are merely disguised dacoits, but you do not love the Lord. We do not do that which is the most important duty in human life."
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Spiritual Diet
"We need this, that, and think we cannot do without it, but if you take only what is necessary to maintain life, that is sufficient. It is not necessary to want more than that. The more you want, the more restless and unhappy you will be."
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"Does It Cross Your Mind?"
"We chant so many rounds of the Holy Name—but why are we not getting the result? 'By honouring the Lord's prasad I conquer all worldly illusions'—but we take prasad every day, but our material diseases are not going away. So what should we do?"
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Unload Yourself
"You take a fifty-kilo sack of cauliflower on your head. You will feel pain, you will struggle—if you come with this sack to an A/C room, will you be happy? No, you will not—because you have all this load on your head. What kind of load do we have on our heads? Not cauliflower..."
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Universal Remedy
"You must never think, 'I am doing something, I am serving the Lord!' If you start thinking like this, you are in a big danger. How will such ego go away?"
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Test of Attachment
"The Lord tests us in many ways. Krishna tested Kunti Devi, 'If they get their kingdom back, will they forget Me?' but she understood it. We, on the other hand, get all kinds of wealth and forget the Lord. "
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Wrong Employment
"You used to serve the Lord at the temple, and now? You have time now, my friend. Gurudev has opened a large factory, and there are many vacancies available. Come to this factory."
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Step Forward
"You have heard today beautiful Bhagavat-katha. If we do not try to practise ourselves, if we do not make a step forward, then we will not be able to understand anything. You must be careful in your life."
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Value of Faith
"Gurudev says that if you practise Krishna consciousness, you must get the result; if we can think about Vaishnav Dham, about Vaishnavs, then we will be able to serve in the Lord's abode. Such faith must be there."
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15 February 2020 (Preaching Programme in West Bengal)
My Question to You
"Once again, we have gathered here as each year. You have all assembled here—so many people listen to Hari-katha, listen to the message of the Lord. We have been practising hearing and chanting in the line of pure devotion for so many years, but...."
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MARCH 2020

 

2 March 2020 (Sri Nrisingha Palli, morning class)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Pracharani Sobha
"Actually, by the mercy of Gurudev, we are starting to arrange the parikrama of Sri Sri Nabadwip Dham. This year, we started the arrangement many days before. You can see in the internet that we have been doing 'Sri Nabadwip Dham Pracharani Sobha'..."
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Prime Festival
"Gurudev wrote a very nice poem, you can read it and see how strongly he is writing about Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrima. And Gurudev told me to go door to door, come inside each door and please pull them to come and join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama..."
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Importance of Sri Nabadwip Dham
"We must understand clearly how important Sri Nabadwip Dham is. All the demigods do not get a chance to serve the Lord, but they also want to be born in a human body to serve the Lord, they wait, 'What will I get a human body and serve the Lord?'"
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Watch Your Step
"We must utilise our life in this way. Do you undertand it? We must think how much our devotional life is increasing, we must think when we increase our devotion. It is necessary to think about this. And we must not ask the Lord for anything."
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Material Greed
"People worship Me and ask Me to fulfil their material desires, but I am not a fool. They want to take soil, eat cow dung and stool, but I will not give it to them. Instead, I will give them Myself, then they will forget all about these material desires."
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Undaunted Devotion
"Always be careful. When we have some material desires, we cannot understand Krishna consciousness because when your material desires are very strong, then you cannot hear properly. This is what happened once to Chitraketu."
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2 March 2020 (evening class)
Evening Kirtans
• Vandana • Krsna haite sevon mukha • Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Emona durmati samsara bhitare • Gaya Gora madhur svare.
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Complete Engagement
"Everybody has got birth and entered this world, but we do not know what will happen in our life—that depends upon the Lord. We must use this body for the service of the Lord—we must use all senses, all parts of this body, mind, etc. properly."
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Our Target
"Sri Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama is very important for our life. What is necessary so to preach Krishna consciousness—to preach the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, to go door to door. This is the main thing in our lives."
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Loving Service
"A husband loves his wife, or a child loves his parents—we must serve the Lord with even more love and affection than that. We must really, truly understand these things."
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Selfless and Unconditional Service
"Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sometimes there is some comparison of the devotees of Krishna and the devotees of Lord Rama. We must be anxious to make our Guru and Vaishnavs happy. This is our main purpose in life."
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Double Lock Your Mouth
"I want to tell you something about the obstacles in our spiritual life. Besides that, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, and Srila Gurudev also, always warn us against para-charcha. Always keep yourself engaged. Those who criticise others do not realise what it does to their practising life."
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Concentrate On Your Life
"When we speak Hari-katha, it is easy to say things, but it is very difficult to actually apply it for ourselves. It is necessary to practise it yourself first. We say we will start practising from tomorrow, but no—start now. There is no time."
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Hanuman's Service Drive
"I will give you some example of Hanuman's love for Rama, of his desire to serve Rama. We can see how much Ramachandra loves Hanuman and how much Hanuman loves Him. It is necessary to have such service desire."
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Plane of Faith
"If you have no faith, then it is a problem. Our life is always based on faith. This is what our guru-varga and Gurudev say—we must have faith in that. We must tell, tell, and tell ourselves that every day, then faith will come."
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Concluding kirtans
His Divine Grace concludes the evening class on 2 March 2020 with 'Sarvasva tomara charane sampiya' and 'Hari Haraye Nama Krsna'.
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3 March 2020 (Evening Programme)
Sri Nrisingha Palli : evening kirtans
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj chants Vandana prayers and holy kirtans prior to the evening class:  Sri Guru charana-padma  Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more  Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara  Nitai-pada-kamala  Emona durmati samsara bhitare  Gaya Gora madhur svare Jaya Radha-Madhava  Hare Krishna maha-mantra  Jaya-dhvani.
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Parikrama Plan
"We are very happy that our Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama is going to start soon. However, there is one thing that you all must remember. From next year, our parikrama will be five days, independent from where we do it—from the main Math or from here."
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"By seeing you all I become blessed and inspired"
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj's speech in English during the evening class: "First of all, I would like to offer my humble obeisances to Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj who all these years has been proceeding this Sri Nabadwip Dham with Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, representing the Founder Acharya of this Mission, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, as well as his beloved disciple and successor Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj..."
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Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (1)
"You all say that you will come and tolerate so many austerities wherever I am. Hearing and seeing this, I get enthusiasm to do this parikrama. There is one thing, however, that I have never told any year, but I want to say it today."
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Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (2)
"We come, dance and say 'Hari bol! Hari bol!' but we have not been able to capture anything within our hearts. We have only seen some beautiful buildings, temples, etc. You go to Mayapur, you goggle at great buildings, many things, etc. but this is not the point! You must understand what is the result of this parikrama."
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Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (3)
"You must not imitate the behaviour of the Guru and Vaishnavs. There are such people in our country. Such aul, baul, kartabhaja, neda, etc. people chant kirtan showing ecstasy, they do so many things, but true saints do not behave in this way."
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Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (4)
"Many also cannot come, but we do not know when we have to leave this world. However, you all have come here despite all the difficulties, you are fortunate. This is your own house, and I am your own."
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Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (5)
"I also pray to you all—I pray that your feet dust will always remain on my head. You must not come to grasp my feet; rather, if I can take the feet dust of all those who come to do this parikrama, then I will consider myself fortunate."
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4 March 2020 (Morning Bengali class; Adhivas of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama)
Charity Begins at Home: Practise Yourself First
"We can say many things, but the main thing is to what extent can we actually manifest it in ourselves? It is easy to say these things, but it is very difficult to practise these things in our life. To what extent do we practise it ourselves?"
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Kirtan-Seva
"You must always remember how we must practise Krishna consciousness properly. It is necessary to wake up early, to come for the mangal-arati, to chant kirtans in the morning. Bhagavan Gaura Hari is always satisfied through kirtan-seva..."
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Stay Within Service Line
"Always remember that you are all members of this Chaitanya Saraswat family. If you leave this family, you will be in danger—you can be removed from the service of the Lord. Gurudev has taken you out of maya's family and made you all members of Krishna's family. This is your great fortune."
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"Give Me Your Mercy"
"I know what I am saying is heavy and you may not like it. When Gurudev gives you service, that is his mercy, but instead, when Gurudev gives you service, you forget about it. When you call me, you keep telling me, 'Gurudev, please give me your mercy!' but you think that it is not necessary to do what I have told you to do."
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Soul-Searching and Hole-Searching
"You can examine yourself and check it yourself—you are practising Krishna consciousness, you are chanting kirtans, chanting many rounds of the Holy Name, but are you getting the result?"
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Service Hardships
"If some obstacles or danger come when you are doing service to the Lord, this is the Lord's mercy. What is more important, the guru or his photo? What is bigger, the word of the scripture or the word of the guru?"
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4 March 2020 (Late afternoon programme, prior to evening arati; Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama adhivas)
Late Afternoon Kirtans
Entering the assembly of Vaishnavs and devotees, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj chants several kirtans before commencing the pre-arati late afternoon class: Parama karuna Gaurangera duti pada Yasosa Nandana Krsna Hare Krsna maha-mantra
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Careless Life
"The Name of Krishna is so sweet. Always remember what I am telling you. When you lose appetite, you become worried, but when you chant the Holy Name less, it should worry you even more. Still, we do not want to chant the Holy Name..."
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Bankarai Krishna's Trick
"On the one hand, the Lord says He will not give you material things, and on the other hand, He says that He will give you material things. How can that be? Krishna is known as Bankarai, it means He is very crafty—whenever something goes one way, Krishna always finds a clever way around it."
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Patita-Pavan
"We worship Lord Sri Krishna, who is so merciful, but Gauranga Mahaprabhu is even more merciful. Nityananda Prabhu said, 'Prabhu, what are you doing? If You do not rescue them, then why is Your name patita-pavan?'"
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Stench of Barren Hearts
"The holy narrations about the Lord—Sri Rupa-Raghunath katha—will never enter our ears and will never take a seat within our hearts for as long as we have material desires. Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj said very beautiful words..."
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Chitraketu's Example
"Always remember this and always be alert. Whatever your situation is—whether you live in a forest, in a jungle or anywhere else—always chant the Holy Name, and you will get supreme benefit."
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Evening Arati
Amidst holy Vaishnavs and fortunate devotees, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the evening arati at Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple chanting Nitai Chaitanya arati Gaura Arati and Saraswat Arati.
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4 March 2020 (Evening class, Bengali; Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama adhivas)
Live In Sadhu-Sanga
"It is necessary to keep good association. Do not gossip, do not discuss 'village talks,' 'village news'—only glorify Lord Krishna, only glorify the Supreme Lord, then you will get supreme benefit."
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Entering Line of Devotion
"Bona fide disciples always place the order of their Guru on their heads and follow that. Many think, 'I have taken initiation from a very big guru.' There is no question of somebody being a big guru or a small guru. When you get enrolled into a school, you must study and practise."
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Qualities in Vaishnav Domain
"When it comes to Vaishnavs, there is no question of someone being small or big, this is not external, material world where people judge who is whose disciple, where people think that you must pay obeisance only to those who are older. Everybody has different kind of devotion, and everybody should be given honour."
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4 March 2020 (First day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, evening Bengali class)
Evening Kirtans
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants the glories of the Lord and Vaishnavs amidst the holy assembly at the evening programme on the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama: Vandanam Gurudev bada krpa kara Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu jive daya kari' Thakura Vaishnava-gana Nitai-guna-mani amara Yadi Gaura na ha'ta tabe ki ha-ita Hari Hari viphale janama Hare Krishna maha-mantra
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Preparing for Parikrama of Antardwip
"Tomorrow is the parikrama of Sri Antardwip, it is the island of atma-nivedan, or saranagati. We sing about 'goptrtve varan' (embracing Lord's guirdianship), but these only words for us—we do not apply it in our own lives. We forget that Krishna protects us."
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6 March 2020 (Second day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, evening Bengali class)
Dham-Consciousness
"Walk here with your head and heart. Every single particle of dust here is the holy dust from the lotus feet of Vaishnavs and great souls who are here in Sri Nabadwip Dham. All demigods come here and roll in the holy dust of this abode, but we cannot see it."
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World of Spiritual Practice
"Do you know what is the most important thing? The main thing is that we must practise Krishna consciousness... The problem is that we cannot tolerate anything, we have little patience. Can you not manage without grains on ekadasi? If you try, you definitely can."
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28 March 2020 (Special class for worldwide devotees)
World Pandemic: Use Your Time Wisely
"All over the world, all devotees at this moment always think and are always afraid of COVID-19, coronavirus. We cannot do anything about it—when the time comes, we will have to leave our body. However, as many days as we may have, we must not waste our time! Now that all the devotees are always in their house, it is a good time—they can read many books such as Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya-charitamrita and all our good books. They can concentrate their mind on Krishna consciousness and chant more rounds of the Holy Name. They can do more service in their houses."
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World Pandemic: The Only Relief
"In this situation that is happening in this world, only the chanting of the Holy Name, only service to the Lord can give relief to us. We must think about this, we must tell others to please avoid eating fish, meat, avoid this kind of sinful works."
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Nurture Faith and Faithfulness
"You can serve by following my instruction. My instruction is chanting the Holy Name, not to spend time always thinking nonsense things, and to always practise the panchanga. Do this properly, read our Math's books. I have published many books, read those books."
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Where There Is a Will There Is a Way
"Answers to questions: How should we act if somebody offends us? How can we concentrate our mind when chanting? How can we get relief from ego? How should I instruct my child? How can we develop sincerity and enthusiasm in our service?"
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Advice to Householder Devotees
"The husband will work. The wife will cook, offer the bhog, take the offered prasadam first, and then the husband will take the remnants after her. That is Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's advice..."
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"Try Your Best"
"We must try to rectify ourselves. We are everybody's servants. When you take initiation, you do not become a devotee—you only get admission into a spiritual school, but after that you must practise. You will become perfect through practise."
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Proper Service Is Chaste Service
"So, there are different ways to satisfy the Lord or satisfy your guru. There is not only one source. Whatever service Gurudev gives me, I must do it attentively, with faith, and without thinking about other things."
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Be Careful and Wise
"Do not worry—Krishna will arrange everything. It is not necessary to think about anything. None of us knows what His arrangement is, but whatever arrangement it is, I can say that it will be good for devotees. Krishna is always with His devotees."
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APRIL 2020

 

2 April 2020 (Sri Rama-Navami, appearance of Lord Ramachandra)
Rama-Avatar
"Today is a very good day—the appearance day of Lord Ramachandra. There are different kinds of moods—santa, dasya, sakhya, vatsalya, madhura-rasa. Moreover, the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the Lord are also different. You can easily understand it from the difference between Rama-lila and Krishna-lila."
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Reading from Guidance 4
"I am writing here something comparing the pastimes of Ramachandra and the pastimes of Krsihna-chandra, as well as Nanda Maharaj and Vasudev's vatsalya-rasa..."
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Peculiarity of Lord's Pastimes
"I have read Ramayan, but I am telling you the gist point... There are many incarnations—Narayan, Ramachandra, Vamanadev, Balaram, and others, but Krishna is the full Supreme Personality of Godhead. However, Gaura-lila is even higher..."
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5 April 2020 (Holy Disappearance Day of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Unthinkable Situation
"Today is our Gurudev's disappearance tithi. Actually, never in my life did I expect that this day could come. When this tithi is coming, I always try to stay alone, but Gurudev gave me service to take care of you all, then how can I be cruel and stay alone?"
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"Gurudev Is My Everything"
"We must not misinterpret what Gurudev told. Devotees all over the world can realise easily what is Srila Sridhar Maharaj's conception, what is Gurudev's conception, and they can understand whether they are following it or not. Your main focus must be always to please your Guru properly. Name and fame is for your guru—you must not preach for your name and fame, you must preach to please your guru."
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Tirobhav kirtans
His Divine Grace sings Gurudev krpa bindu diya Emona durmati Ye anila prema dhana Sri rupa manjari pada Hari haraye.
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26 April 2020 (Speaking to devotees worldwide)
No Quarantine in Practising Life
"It has been one month now since we have been indoors. It is a little boring, but we cannot do anything. This disease can affect our body and make us sick, that is why we must be always careful. We keep social distance, but not mental distance—not heart distance."
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Heart of Devotional Life
"We can leave this world at any moment, we do not even know if we will stay in this world until tomorrow; but even if we stay only until tomorrow, we can still chant the Holy Name, we can remember our guru-varga, their instruction—that will be good for us."
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Proper Receiver and Proper Mother
"(1) To be a proper receiver actually means you must attentively concentrate your mind, concentrate your life and think only how to fulfil Gurudev's desire, how to make Gurudev happy, how to make the Lord happy. (2) If a mother becomes a good devotee herself, then she will be able to teach her children Krishna consciousness properly with her good association."
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Meaning of Chastity
"Chastity is a very high thing. Those who have chastity, do not think about anything else, they do not want to hear anything else, they do not want to listen to anything else, they do not want to know anything else—they only know their Guru."
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Embarking On New Life
"Today is your chance, you have got this opportunity to be admitted to this spiritual school, but only taking initiation, only taking shelter of a Guru is not sufficient—you must serve under the guidance of your Guru after that."
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Go Forward
"Everybody is now staying at home—what are you all doing? Krishna has given you this time to practise. Chant the Holy Name, chant all kirtans, read books. Do whatever you can according to your capacity. Jump to the Lord and give everything to Him!"
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MAY 2020

 

3 May 2020 (Speaking online to worldwide devotees)
Your Golden Opportunity
"The whole world is shaking thinking we will die, but this is the time to chant the glories of the Lord—to glorify Bhagavan Krishna's Name, beauty, pastimes. That is why the Lord has brought this kind of situation (this lockdown) into our lives."
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Pass Your Life in Service
"It is the religion of the ears, eyes, mind to always want to listen to some interesting things, to all kinds of stories, bad things; but we have no attachment to our service... If I am attached to my service, I will always ignore bad things, bad talks, stories. Now is the time. Pass your life in service."
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How to Increase Surrender
"Saranagati comes when you follow 100% what Gurudev told—you should try to follow 200%, then if your attempt will perhaps turn out less, it will be 100%. Always try to listen to what your Guru says, always think how to fulfil Gurudev's desire."
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No Such Thing As Personal Affairs
"You must be open—you must give everything to your Guru. Keep all your personal things, everything at your Guru's lotus feet. We must realise how we can involve ourselves, involve our own things in the service of the Lord."
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Everything Has Its Limit
"If you do wrong every day and you know it, it is not good. Mercy has its limit. Gurudev will not say anything, but he can tolerate it for some time, and if you keep on doing wrong every day, then Gurudev's tolerance has its limit. One day seva will run away from you."
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Affection for Devotees
"Love and affection for devotees increases by serving without offence, by chanting the Holy Name without offence, by practising properly and by not keeping in your heart any bad intention: envy is a disease, pratistha is a very big disease."
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Life Sacrifice
"Gurudev told me, 'If somebody wants to chant this Holy Name, if somebody wants to join the family of Krishna and wants to spend the rest of their life living a spiritual life, you can give initiation to them.' It is necessary to sacrifice your life for the service of the Lord."
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6 May 2020 (Appearance of Lord Nrisinghadev, online class)
Sri Nrisingha-Chaturdasi: Auspicious Day
"Today is a very auspicious day—the appearance day of Sri Nrisinghadev. Every year we make a big festival for Lord Nrisinghadev. On this day, I am also remembering our beloved Gurudev because he joined Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the appearance day of Lord Nrisinghadev."
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10 May 2020
Devotional Lifestyle
"By the mercy of Gurudev, you get the relationship with the Lord, and if you are a good practitioner, you will take care of your practising life by controlling these six urges. Those who can tolerate these six urges and who take shelter of the Holy Name of Krishna, are always victorious."
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Undevotional Lifestyle
"If we think that we have these faults, then we must always try to reduce them, we must always try to avoid these faults because these faults slowly, slowly destroy your devotion. It is necessary to control the six urges and it is necessary to remove the six faults."
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Six Good Qualities
"You must always make yourself busy with the service of the Lord, with all kinds of devotional activities. When we pray in the Vaishnav song, we ask for six good qualities, and it is necessary to have such qualities."
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"May I Always Remain a Disciple"
"Actually, what I am telling is not so easy to practise, but I am also thinking that I must speak about it—if I keep telling about it again and again, then if I listen to it myself all the time, I will be able to practise it properly one day, too."
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Be in Good Association and Be Good Association
"(1) Sometimes, we are staying with some bad association, sometimes we may live together, but we must ignore and avoid such kind of association. (2) It is necessary to be a proper mother—to be a mother like Yasoda, a mother like Sachi Mata, not a mother like Kaikeyi."
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Krishna's Arrangement
"Krishna is always powerful, Krishna can do anything. Even what is meant to happen may not happen, and what is not mean to happen may happen. It is not necessary to be worried about it. Who will commit suicide, who will leave, who will stay—everything is Krishna's arrangement."
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First Requirement
"Your mind tells you, 'Oh, it is necessary to relax'—do not listen to your mind. Tell yourself, 'I have service, and I must do that service first.' It is necessary to do what is required, and your first requirement is your service."
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17 May 2020
Mahaprabhu's Teachings (1): No False Renunciation
"A house is not a place for only enjoyment—your house is Krishna's house, Vaishnavs' house, guru-varga's house, your house is meant for the service of the Lord. It is not necessary to show monkey renunciation—you can keep your house, enjoy your life but without material attachment. Be sincere in your heart, practise with heart and soul."
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Mahaprabhu's Teachings (2): Never Stop Your Krishna-Sankirtan
"Engage in Krishna-seva, Guru-seva, Vaishnav-seva always, non-stop. Chant the Holy Name when you are working, taking prasadam, cooking, cutting vegetables. Always chant the Holy Name, incessantly. Never stop your Krishna-sankirtan."
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Mahaprabhu's Teachings (3): No Caste Consideration
"Those who come from a lower caste, who come from a mlechha family, who come from some bad family, are not unfit to worship the Lord—they also have the qualification, the right to chanting the Name of the Lord."
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Mahaprabhu's Teachings (4): Pillars of Renunciation
"At first, Mahaprabhu told Srila Raghunath Das Goswami to go back to his house, but after that his house became unfavourable to practising Krishna consciousness, so Mahaprabhu arranged for Srila Raghunath Das Goswami to come and meet with Him. At that time, Mahaprabhu gave him advice, 'What will a vairagi do?'...."
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Mahaprabhu's Teachings (5): Exclusive Dharma
"We must know the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and we must know what for we must practise, what is necessary in our spiritual life, what are the main things in our spiritual life. Actually, there are not so many main things."
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Questions and Answers
Can a lady lead Nagar-sankirtan? What is the difference between Gokula and Goloka? Guru as Radharani or Guru as Nityananda Prabhu? Diksa-guru and siksa-guru Ratha-yatra Daily kirtans.
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24 May 2020
Our Mantra
"Our main mantra is this: we must concentrate our mind, all our senses, our everything in one place—at the lotus feet of Srila Gurudev. Srila Gurudev is our only hope, we have no other way. Only Sri Gurudev can take us to the Lord and engage us in the service of the Lord. We must have a greatest desire for that, then one day we will get an opportunity to engage in service."
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Exclusive Devotional Life
"Always keep yourself engaged in the services of the Lord from the beginning of the day, from the mangal-arati early in the morning, until you go to sleep. We must think, 'How can I serve devotees more? How can I follow Gurudev's guidance properly?'"
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Dham-Seva
"There are many ways you can do dham-seva. Our guru-varga make temples in many holy places, and you can help and serve those places in whichever way you can, depending on how much capacity you have. Not everybody has the capacity to give money, but if everybody gives their heart, their support, that is sufficient."
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Dealing with Misconception
"When you go to sell your things, you will always preach in favour of your things. Every shopkeeper always praises his own shop—one shopkeeper says, 'My shop's sweets are very nice,' and other shopkeepers will also say, 'My sweets are very nice,' and you can decide which is better only if you taste the sweets."
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Sri Ramananda Sambad
"Raya Ramananda is actually an incarnation of Visakha. Mahaprabhu met Ramananda Raya for the first time on the bank of the Godavari in South India. Mahaprabhu was sitting and waiting for him..."
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Questions and Answers (1)
Do we come to this line by our free will or is it a pre-defined fate? Raya Ramananda's service Building temple against government rules? Drinking milk and suffering cows? Using Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's name for preaching?
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Questions and Answers (2)
Reading scriptures on our own? News after the recent cyclone amphan How to keep service enthusiasm? Can we sew a white outfit for Srimati Radharani? How to recognise who is a Vaishnav? What does 'prabhu' mean in Srila Guru Maharaj's arati song?
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31 May 2020
Your Love and Affection
"I can see devotees' faces and remember Gurudev. When I see them, when I remember their good association, good things always come to my heart, to my mind. Because everybody is giving so much love and affection to me, I am alive and I can survive."
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Sacred Chamber of Devotional Mood
"When a country's soldiers join the military life, they promise that they will give their life for the country. In the same way, when we join Krishna consciousness, we must promise that we will give our life for Gurudev. This life is not for others! This life is for Gurudev."
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"How Much Will You Sacrifice?"
"This human life is not for behaving like animals. We are not animals. We have some other service here. There are so many services. Do not be lazy. Krishna has given you this opportunity to pay more attention to the service of the Lord in your house."
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Service Abode of Eternal Happiness
"When transcendental feeling comes to you, you will not think about any disease or anything else. There is no suffering in the eternal abode of Goloka Vrindavan. We should realise the nature of that happiness. It is possible to understand that happiness through service. Pure spiritual souls are always happy."
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Simplicity and Duplicity
Simplicity — "to be a Vaishnav, to be a sadhu, you must first be simple. Do not be a 'zigzag' person. Simplicity comes through practice, and how one practises depends upon the practitioner."
Duplicity — "if you chant the Holy Name without offence, then you can feel that Krishna's Name, beauty, pastimes are non-different from Krishna. But if you chant the Holy Name and think about other things, if you have material desires, then you will not feel anything."
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Practitioner's Pure Pride
"We are servants of the Lord, servants of Gurudev. That is our quality. That is our designation. There is no question of pride here. We are servants, we are dogs of our Guru, that is our pride. When you become a proper servitor of Gurudev, then your material pride will automatically leave you."
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Questions and Answers
A follow-up on ladies leading sankirtan and playing the mridanga How does the gayatri mantra help us? How to serve Gurudev without thinking what benefit I get from it? How to maintain faith that Krishna will protect us? Why did Srila Gadadhar Pandir never go to Vrindavan? How can we fight pratistha? What is the proper way to ask questions? Should we be affectionate only with Vaishnavs or with everybody?
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JUNE 2020

 

4 June 2020 (Danda-Mahotsav of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami in Sri Panihati)

Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's Exemplary Pastimes
"Today is an important day. Nityananda Prabhu's mercy, that is non-different from Gurudev's mercy, is very important for devotees. Without the mercy of Gurudev, without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, we cannot reach our proper destination—we cannot reach Chaitanya Mahaprabhu or Lord Krishna. This is the main meaning of this festival."
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Give Your Life for Service
"Everybody has to leave this world, but for as many days as we stay in this world, we must serve and give love and affection to devotees. We must give our heart, mind, body, speech, everything for the service of devotees and Srila Gurudev."
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Perfect House Life
"You can stay in householder life, you can stay in your house, but that house must be always a place for practising Krishna consciousness. People create a comfortable life for themselves, enjoy with their family and everything, but these are not proper grihasthas."
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Pride and Devotion
"When our heart and eyes become clean, then we can see everything. Because our eyes are too much full of dust of maya, we cannot see proper things. Devotion means a very strong attachment, love and affection for Krishna consciousness."
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Gaudiya Siddhanta
"Nityananda Prabhu knows who is Lord Krishna, who is Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, but He is more involved with Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Our life is also like this. We cannot think of our life without our Gurudev."
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Practise More and Better
"You must always stay within service. You must practise and practise every day, with attachment to your service. Also, you must think tonight what service you will do tomorrow and how you can improve and increase that service."
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7 June 2020
Latest News
"I came back from yesterday in the evening. I had been to Nabadwip, Nrisingha Palli, and also Mamgachi, Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's place. I am trying to do some service in Nabadwip Dham. I cannot do service alone, but everybody is helping me, and because of their help, by the mercy of Gurudev, I am able to fulfil his desire."
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Initiating and Self-Declared Gurus: Open Address to Members of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
"It is my humble request to all of our devotees to listen to what I am saying. I am telling you what is Gurudev's opinion. I have been quiet for so many years, but I am asked all these questions and if I keep quiet, then everybody will think that I support it. There are so many things that I should clarify."
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Permanent Solution
"What Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math gives is the proper treatment—it gives treatment to the jiva soul. If you give medicine to people, that is only a temporary protection, but what Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math gives, is a permanent solution."
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Chaste Service Consciousness
"If somebody wants to take initiation, they must follow Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's line; they must follow the rules and regulation. They must always take prasadam, always chant the Holy Name, and engage in service. You are not a servant of Krishna—if you are ready to become a servant of devotees, then you can take shelter of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math."
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Service Without Sahajiyaism
"You must do service under the guidance of Gurudev, then you will know what is necessary to do. We are not independent, we are always under the guidance of Gurudev. We do not want to be sahajiyas. Vraja-basis do raga-marga seva, but we must follow viddhi-marga."
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Perfect Vision
"We are told to be slow and steady, but when some service is going on, we sometimes do it fast because everybody's character is not the same. Being slow does not mean laziness. If you keep a perfect aim and continue steadily to your aim, then you will succeed."
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14 June 2020

Service Code
"We always do service with some little fault, little mistake, and the Lord does not easily accept such service, but if we ask great Vaishnavs, Gurudev, for forgiveness, they will always forgive us. That is why, it will be good if we serve the Lord through Gurudev."
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Love for Guru, Not Yourself
"We are becoming very selfish—we always think about ourselves, about our own happiness, but we do not know whether happiness will come or not. The happiness you get in this material life is very temporary. We must realise what it means to be a proper disciple and we must try to be proper disciples of our Guru."
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Service Eagerness and Attachment
"This pure conception of Krishna consciousness is very sweet. It is necessary to connect with it and to have faith, proper surrender, humility, tolerance, and to give honour to others. Be patient. Do not be proud. Always reject pratistha. We are tiny servitors, but we will try to do small service."
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Our Greatest Aspiration
"We sometimes cannot consider ourselves a proper disciple—we always consider ourselves a guru. That is the problem in our life. We have no quality, no qualification to serve Vaishnavs, but the Guru and Vaishnavs are always very kind, they will accept our service, so relying on their kindness, we will try to serve them properly."
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Treasure of Devotion
"Everybody will die one day, but you have got this human body, so what is your duty? We are not meant to live like cats and dogs. We have got so many facilities—eyes, mouth, ears, etc. What will we do with them?"
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Questions and Answers
How to be tolerant internally, not just show it externally? What is sahajiya bhajan? How can we use everything in service, even sad and dangerous things? How can we know that Gurudev is happy with us? Western style offerings are out of place in India? How can my child get sukriti to live in Krishna consciousness? How to concentrate on Krishna consciousness when mind is distracted?
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21 June 2020 (Disappearance day of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami)

Observing Gundicha Marjan
"Tomorrow is Gundicha Marjan, everybody will join it. You should clean the place where you are staying, and also clean your heart through chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. Clean your hearts through sravan and kirtan, through practising."
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23 June 2020 (Sri Ratha Yatra festival)

Special Day of Special Mercy
"By the mercy of Gurudev and Lord Jagannath, Baladev, Subhadra, we are present here today, and, even though we are so far, we pay our obeisance to Them from here. I spend this Ratha-yatra time in Puri every year, but even though this year we could not go there, my mind, my heart, and everything is still in Puri with all the devotees."
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Follow Rules and Regulations
"You must follow rules and regulations. Always. Follow rules and regulations properly. This is good for everybody. Our line is strict about it and we should follow these things. I know it is easy to say it, but it is hard to follow it."
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Serving Gaura Nitai Deities
"The correct vision regarding Deities is that you must serve with love and affection, with full faith. It is actually a little difficult to serve Radha Krishna and Mahaprabhu, it is easier to serve Nitai Gauranga because They are always merciful and do not take any offence."
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Eternal Humble Prayer
"'When will You place Your lotus feet on my head? I have no quality, no qualification, I am such a tiny thing—please accept me as Your dog. Please...' Always pray and cry to the Lord in this way. You say, 'Yes, I am giving everything to you,' but in the meantime you always keep the key with you. This is not surrender."
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Dangerous Query
"Different Vaishnavs have different vision. They are all our guru-varga and we cannot make any offence to our guru-varga. We must give respect to what they do. That is our simplicity and our tradition. We do not think, 'Why did he do this?' What they have done is final for us."
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Closing Kirtan
His Divine Grace chants 'Hari Haraye Nama Krsna' and a little of the kirtan lines usually sung in Jagannath Puri Dham.
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28 June 2020

Asadhu-Sanga Saps Spiritual Strength
"If there is some fault in your heart, if you do some wrong and, thinking that nobody can see you doing it, you continue doing wrong, then it will slowly increase, and it will harm your spiritual life. We must always avoid bad association."
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Be Responsible for Your Spiritual Life
"We must be responsible for our service and for our spiritual life, otherwise Guru and Vaishnavs will not be happy. Being responsible for your service is one of the main qualities of a servitor. It is necessary to have proper dedication and to always accept the advice of your guardian. We should not follow our mind. If we can follow all these things, then it can give a proper solution to all our problems."
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Turn Your House Into Temple
"You can turn your house into a temple. Your house can be Goloka Vrindavan. What kind of house is that? It is a house where proper practising is going on every day. You can practise all the things that proper householders practise. What is the problem?"
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On Ego and Envy
"Ego can also be good if you think, 'I am a servant of devotees.' However, envy is much worse than ego—envy is not given any place. Envy takes one to a helpless position. If you have envy or jealousy, it is easy for you to go to hell."
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Emotion and Devotion
"Practise and practise, and when you make yourself perfect, then it will manifest in your dealings, in your behaviour, in your humility, etc. that you have become perfect—then you can easily understand what is the difference between emotion and devotion."
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Applying Intelligence
• Is it important to study the meaning of slokas and scriptures? • We should ask our guardian, but I do not want to bother you; • How can we avoid quarrelling and fighting? • If somebody speaks bad about our guru-parampara, speaks nonsense, or does nonsense, how do we see Krishna in that?
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Waning Values
"Gurudev said that the storekeeper or the temple manager will be the one who always thinks about everybody. A manager is a great servant, a big guardian. You must be a real mother. But this kind of love and affection is not there any more..."
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Abode of Highest Pastimes
"Whether Vrindavan is a village or a town, it does not matter. What matters is that Vrindavan is the highest place because, firstly, our guru-varga has said so, and, secondly, because we can see what pastimes go on in Vrindavan."
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JULY 2020

 

5 July 2020 (Sri Guru Purnima)

Sri Guru Purnima: Remembrance Day
"Today is a very good and auspicious day, the day of Sri Guru Purnima. On this day, we can pray to our Gurudev that he may engage us in service more and more, so that we could progress in our spiritual life, so that we could submit ourselves to him as a devotee."
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Sri Guru Purnima Kirtans (2020)
His Divine Grace sings: Gurudev krpa bindu diya Kabe Sri Chaitanya more karibena daya Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Raya Sarvasva tomara charane sampiya
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Sri Guru Purnima Address
"My body is here, but my heart, my mind, my everything is with you. I am always thinking about you, I am always thinking about your good, how you can become better and better, how you can run the mission more and more successfully. Any service I can help you with, I will always try to do it, and I will try my best. That is my promise on this Guru Purnima day."
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Will-O'-the-Wisp of Worldly Wishes
"If you give Maya chance, then Maya will attack you. As soon as you get a weak spot, Maya will attack you. It does not matter whether you are young or old. If you try to control your elements, you can control them from a young age."
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Eternal Priorities
"You cannot follow all the very strict rules that the six goswamis followed properly in Vrindavan. So, think only about doing your service properly, about practising properly, about avoiding bad association properly—give much importance to all this."
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Questions and Answers
• Should we associate with those who cannot rectify themselves? • What is full surrender? • What is guru-seva? • Can we serve prasadam while it is being offered at the altar? • Do jiva souls have bodies in Vaikuntha? • Can devotees have programmes in meat-eaters' households?
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12 July 2020

Price of Mercy
"There are things that money cannot buy. You can never buy love and affection with money. The kind of mercy of Gurudev you will get depends on your devotion, your faith. If you always think about yourself, you will not understand it. If you cannot sacrifice your life properly for the service to your Guru, then what kind of surrender have you done?"
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Disciples' Plight
"We have taken initiation from Gurudev, but we do not know what the relation between a Guru and a disciple should be like. You must sacrifice your life for your Gurudev, for your Gurudev's mission, and your Gurudev's devotees. If you can give your life for all this, then you can be considered a proper disciple of your Gurudev."
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Plane of Adherence
"Always leave everything to the Lord—whatever His desire is, that will happen. No one can stop it. It is not necessary to be afraid. If we surrender ourselves to the Guru, to the Lord, then we will have no problem."
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'How Much Do You Hanker In Your Heart?'
"It is not necessary to show your devotion externally. Always keep your devotion in your heart. We are not going to talk in a public place about how we worship and how we practise. How much do you hanker within yourself, in your heart? That is the question..."
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No Hopscotchy Devotion
"You can worship Lord Siva, but do not come to Lord Siva with your material things. We must give honour and worship Krishna's expansions, there is nothing bad about it. Devotees should know everything—we cannot jump immediately to Krishna."
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Simple Service, Earnest Heart
"It is necessary to have the strongest faith. You cannot see everything with your eyes. We will serve Mahaprabhu, devotees, our Guru, and whether they accept it or not, that is up to them. Simple things are sufficient for us."
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Debunking Proximity Complex
"If you become too familiar with the Guru, you can make more offences. It is very difficult to avoid it. Association means a heart-to-heart connection. It is not a bodily association. We always give honour to Gurudev very carefully."
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19 July 2020

Devotees' Humility
"Devotees are always humble. Whatever they do, they always think, 'Gurudev is my own'—that is the real connection with Gurudev. Those who are qualified will not tell anything about their practising life—they will only think that they are simple, small persons who have no quality, no qualification. This is how devotees show their devotion."
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Relation With Guru: Watch Out
"Srila Gurudev gave much honour and much respect to everybody, both his godbrothers and his disciples. However, a disciple should also understand—if Gurudev gives me respect, it does not mean I will now jump and sit on his head."
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Maintaining Gurudev's Legacy
"They do something but they cannot understand how much offence they are making. We must understand how to make Gurudev happy, how to follow Gurudev's line, and how to maintain Gurudev's legacy. We must think about these things."
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Worshipful Stance
"We chant the Holy Name, we practise kirtan, and we should do that in a worshipful mood. We can only worship Radha-Krishna's combined form and their lotus feet. We do not want to become sahajiyas. There are things that we must understand within ourselves but cannot express to others."
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Emotion and Devotion
"If you stay with a great sadhu, if you practise properly, if you follow rules and regulations, then your material desires will be removed. I can challenge anyone that it is so. Devotion comes automatically through humility, tolerance, giving honour to others, through proper practising."
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Exclusive Devotional Vision
"We must follow our guru-varga's instruction and ideal. The main thing for us is that we must make our Gurudev happy, so we will not come to pass judgement about what Gurudev has told, we must follow whatever Gurudev says."
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Kali-Yuga's Saviour
"There are so many stories in this world, but we must follow scriptures—we do not follow gossips. We must believe what Srimad Bhagavatam says. In the age of Kali, it is necessary to give Krishna-prema through chanting of the Holy Name."
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26 July 2020 (Speaking online to devotees in Vijayawada)

Reaching Devotees' Hearts
"You are very fortunate souls—you are all staying under the guidance of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, you are practising properly—it gives very much happiness to me."
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Perfect Result Comes Through Perfect Practice
Glory of our family members in Vijayawada: "When I was at your house, I saw your service mood, and your mood is very pure and very perfect, you have a simple heart. You all live perfectly and you make your Guru happy properly. You understand how to reach the Lord and how to reach Goloka Vrindavan. I am sure that you will get benefit through your service mood."
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26 July 2020

Our Programme
"My service is that I want to make everybody happy. You are all Gurudev's devotees, well-wishers, friends, that is why I want to serve you all. We still cannot gather many people, but we are trying to preach and serve devotees from afar as much as possible."
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Sanctity of Initiation
"What is called initiation? What is initiation about? People say, 'We all know the Hare Krishna maha-mantra—we can chant it easily on our own and get our benefit.' This is not so. We can chant, we can do service and other things, but without proper guidance, without a guru, all our attempts will be unscientific."
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Cooking: Integral Part of Practising Life
"You must understand that when you come to practising life, you will get some austerity. Try to practise properly. Try to change yourself. This is how you can proceed in your spiritual life. I know it is sometimes very difficult, but you must still try to follow what I am saying, you must still try to cook, try to serve. That is good for you—you will get more energy for service, you will get more happiness in your heart."
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Adjustment of Consciousness
"You are the property of your Guru, you are not anybody else's property. Devotees always practise wherever they go. If you are staying with some nondevotees for some purpose, you are not going to stay there for a long time, so stay there but you must practise there—you must chant, etc."
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Royal Road to Success
"As many days we are alive, we will always remember our Guru, we will always chant the Holy Names and we will always concentrate our mind on the service of the Lord. That is the main thing for us, and this is what everybody should follow."
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AUGUST 2020

 

2 August 2020

Step Up Your Service
"We should not waste our time on our own enjoyment, we must give our time for the enjoyment and happiness of our Lord, our Gurudev. I know everybody will be working, it is Monday, the first day of the week days, but we must still do some service for Baladev Prabhu's appearance day. Remember this. If you only fast and give some flower to Gurudev, that is not sufficient."
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Disciple's Core Quality
"To receive and digest chastisement, it is necessary to have tolerance. How many devotees can tolerate chastisement? Very few. When Gurudev chastises you, you must be quiet—you have no right to say a single word."
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On Cows and Baladev-Tattva
"(1) Krishna likes cows, and if we can make cows happy, Krishna will always be happy. (2) Sachi Mata understood that Nityananda Prabhu was non-different from Baladev—that Baladev Himself had come as Nityananda Prabhu."
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Sweeter Than the Sweetest
"Krishna's pastimes are very sweet. Krishna's beauty, Krishna's pastimes, Krishna's love, Krishna's smile, everything about Him is sweet, sweeter, and sweeter than the sweetest..."
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Prasadam—Pivot of Practising
"You are not to take what is not offered to the Lord. Always take prasadam, then all your diseases will be removed. Always cook with care and always make sure what you have cooked is edible. If the cook is not good, then neither Krishna, nor Gurudev will be happy."
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Clear Conception
"You can read Srila Sridhar Maharaj's book Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam and remind yourself of many good things (practise smaran). I have also given you books—Guidance 4, Guidance 3. You can read all these books and you can get everything in them."
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Ideal Service Mood
"In this world, there are all sorts of misconceptions prominent all over the world, but you must establish the conception of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, the conception of Srila Sridhar Maharaj, Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. When you get some pleasure in your heart through service, then no matter how much disturbance comes, nothing will be able to stop you—you will still feel more and more enthusiasm, attachment and enjoyment through that service."
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9 August 2020

Festival of Sheltered Souls
"What is our goal in the age of Kali? We worship Radha-Krishna's combined form that comes in Kali-yuga as Gauranga Mahaprabhu. However, first, before worshipping Gauranga Mahaprabhu, we are to take shelter of Gurudev. First we must take shelter of Gurudev, only then will we worship Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu."
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"I Am Very Proud of You"
"I am very proud of you all because our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math devotees have humility, tolerance, they give honour to others, and they show others perfect behaviour, perfect practice and perfect mood. Humility, tolerance, etc. is the religion of Vaishnavs. It is their quality, their ornaments, their glory. Vaishnavs are always humble, they always emanate lustre and delight."
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Blossomed Relationship
"I know very well 'my parents,' 'my sister,' 'my husband,' 'my wife'—these are mine, but we do not think that the Lord is mine, that Gurudev is mine. How many per cent devotees can feel that?"
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Realm of Inconceivable Pastimes
"Bad things, good things happen, but we harmonise—we think that everything happens by the will of the Lord. If you practise properly, then you can step by step proceed to your real goal and enter the real nitya-lila—then you will see Radha-Krishna's pastimes everywhere."
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Primary Advice
"We have some consciousness in this human body, we must use it properly. Our duty is to do our service properly, to try more and more and more, to do more and more for our Guru's happiness, to try to make our Guru happier and happier. We will always try our best."
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Service, Karma, and Devotion
"You cannot buy guru-bhakti with money. Guru-bhakti comes through love and affection, it comes from within one's heart—it comes by practising, by giving your heart. Those who are surrendered souls, are always busy with service—maya cannot attack them."
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Recommendation
Is "Madhava-tithi" only ekadasi? What is your advice to those who want to take initiation? What do we read on Janmastami day? Is it possible to take medication on Janmastami?
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Proper Line—Proper Success
"We always run behind false renunciation, false ego, we have so many bad elements, so many desires. If you think in a proper way and practise under the guidance of a bona fide guru, you will succeed. Those who have proper quality and qualification, can surrender within one minute."
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12 August 2020 (Sri Krishna Janmastami Maha-Mahotsav)

Prayerful Meditation
"Lord Krishna and Srimati Radharani are our meditation, we always worship Them, but we do not want to become sahajiyas—it is not cheap, it is the highest attainment! We must pray to the Lord today. We must express what is our present position. We are in this situation at present—how can the Lord rescue us from this kind of situation?"
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Misconceptions about Lord Krishna's Appearance
"Without Lord Krishna's appearance life is meaningless. If you read Srimad Bhagavad-gita, you can easily understand the meaning of Janmastami and who Krishna is. People can say many things, but our vision is not like that—we see it in a different way."
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Entering Another Plane
"If you can fulfil Gurudev's desire, if you can follow everything and become a 100% devotee, a surrendered soul, then you will have the strongest faith that what Gurudev said ('If you follow Krishna consciousness properly, you will not have to come again') is the truth."
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16 August 2020

Thorns of Spiritual Life
"We think there is so much suffering, so many problems outside, but we do not think that we have some problems inside us. Sometimes, some good symptoms come to us in our service, but at this moment some bad elements come and Maya takes us away from the service."
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Surrendered Existence
"Practise all this, then you will understand what is necessary for your spiritual life and what this human body is for. You have got this human body by a great mercy of the Lord, and you must use this human body, every part and parcel of this body, for the service of the Lord."
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Practising Deficiency
"We sometimes do not understand why we lose our faith, why we cannot give our heart, mind, everything to the service of the Lord—this happens because there is practising deficiency. Many things can come, that is why we can lose our faith, lose our Krishna consciousness life."
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Do Not Get Swayed
"When Maya attacks you, when Maya gives so much trouble to you and so many problems come to you, will you remember Me or will you forget Me? It is up to you. If you can remember the Lord despite any difficulties, then it is very good."
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Priorities In Spiritual Life
"If every householder devotee says, 'I have some job in my house, I cannot do it,' then who will serve at the temple? Even if you live in a house, you must live as a proper householder devotee. Turn your house into a temple."
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22 August 2020 (West London Temple Anniversary)

West London Temple: Auspicious Day
"It is a very auspicious day today for the London devotees, as well as all over world. Gurudev can see everything, he is watching everything because all devotees are fulfilling his desire. It is our happiness that we can be together, without any false ego."
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23 August 2020

Spiritual Sustenance: Association and Service Mood
"Wherever there is a Vaishnav, wherever there is connection with a Vaishnav and great devotees, it will always be good for us. So, we must be always determined, always intent on good association. It is necessary to have a good intention to become a good devotee."
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Spiritual Sustenance: Exclusive Mood
"Devotee must be always careful and serious about their service—devotees always think about Krishna. Any time, all the time think about Krishna. You must utilise your heart, your, everything for the service to the Lord."
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Fruits of Inconceivable Mercy
"Nityananda Prabhu's and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's mercy is inconceivable. Therefore, our devotees must always be inspired, must always preach properly. They should live and behave properly, they should do their service properly, and they should talk humbly."
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Absorbed in Service
"Why will devotees leave their service? They must do their service until death! But such is human nature, what can you do?... When Krishna came to Vidura's house, Vidura's wife did not know anything, she was so overwhelmed and excited."
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Corrupted Life
"We are not political men. Our 'candidate' is only Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. We do not involve ourselves with politics or politicians. We do not want any political party movements. There is corruption in every country..."
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Worshippable Sita Thakurani
"Advaita Acharya's wife, Sri Sita Thakurani, is worshipped by everyone all over the world. I have not read much about her, but we know that when Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born, Advaita Prabhu sent her with some gifts to Jagannath Misra's house..."
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Service Succession
"Will you follow the instruction of the scriptures or will you follow your Gurudev's instruction? That is our question. What is important for you? You will never get the mercy of Krishna without worshipping Radharani..."
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30 August 2020

Appearance of Universal Guru
"You all know who is Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. He is there in our guru-parampara. Our Param Gurudev Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj wrote his pranam mantra, and everything is there in that mantra..."
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31 August 2020 (Appearance day of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur)

Online Assembly of Dham-Bhusana Vaishnavs
"We have got an opportunity to speak and hear about Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur in this class amidst the pandemic situation through the medium of zoom. Today is a very auspicious day, and we have all gathered here today to observe this holy day..."
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SEPTEMBER 2020

 

1 September 2020 (Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur)

Proper Service Life
"The Lord becomes happy through kirtan. What does it mean to serve Deities with faith? We have no right to enter the Deities' room to worship the Deities, we have no right to enter the kitchen to cook, but we can connect everything we do with the Lord."
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Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (1)
"Today is the disappearance day of Srila Haridas Thakur. We can speak and hear today about the glories of Srila Haridas Thakur. Singing the glories of the Vaishnavs rescues and protects the jiva soul."
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Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (2)
"When Srila Haridas Thakur lived in a bhajan kutir in Benapole, many people used to come to him, and the local landlord Ramachandra Khan became envious. He arranged for a very beautiful young prostitute, 'I will pay you. You have to seduce him by hook or by crook!'"
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Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (3)
"One day, Srila Haridas Thakur told Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, 'Prabhu, when You come to live in Puri, I will stay there with You.' Mahaprabhu agreed, and, as He was staying in Kashi Misra's house in Puri, He asked Kashi Misra and Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya to arrange some place where Srila Haridas Thakur could make his bhajan kutir."
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Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (4)
"The next day, Mahaprabhu came to Srila Haridas Thakur in the morning. He asked, 'What is the news, Haridas?' Srila Haridas Thakur said, 'As You wish, Prabhu.' Then, Mahaprabhu ordered all the devotees to circumambulate Srila Haridas Thakur with kirtan..."
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6 September 2020

No More Wasting Time
"Now, all countries are one by one lifting lockdown and we are again getting chance to preach and do sankirtan—we must restart our preaching. As it is, we have already lost almost six months of our spiritual time, we do not want to lose another moment."
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Guru-Varga's Prasad
"We always tell what Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Gurudev and all the godbrothers of Srila Guru Maharaj told about Srila Guru Maharaj, we always enjoy taking their prasad. That is our happiness. If we hear from our guru-varga and read their lectures, it is good for us."
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Devotion to Devotees
"Some preach that you must become a Krishna-bhakta, but we do not preach like this; we preach that you must be Krishna's devotees' devotee. First become a Vaishnav-das, then a Guru-das, and only after that a Krishna-das. First you must be a servant of Vaishnavs."
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Service Zest
"Now disciples live in the lap of luxury. They blackmail Gurudev saying, "If I do not get this, I will leave the temple!" Such is the service in this world. If your service is conditional, then this is not the proper relationship between the Guru and the disciple. That is why doubts start coming, 'Will I enter that planet?'"
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Supreme and Inconceivable Glories of Sri Guru
"What are your glories, Gurudev? Your glories are known to all liberated souls—the entire Goloka-mandal sings your glories—but I am a fallen soul, how shall I talk about Gurudev? Gurudev's position is extremely high, talks about him are very high."
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Entering Transcendental Plane
"You cannot worship the Lord with a mundane body. Only an eternal, transcendental body can worship or serve the Lord. If you serve the Lord thinking that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and you give your everything for the service to Krishna, then your body becomes transcendental."
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Purposeful Preaching
"Preaching is necessary. When you preach, you get pleasure, you get everything. I have told you that when I tell something, I myself get energy—devotees listen to it and I am also listening to it and I myself become purified..."
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13 September 2020

Devotees' Core Principle
"All Gaudiya Vaishnavs follow ekadasi tithi, and it is good for you also to follow it because even Sriman Mahaprabhu Himself told to do so. If we want to follow Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, we must follow His instruction."
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Sustaining Mahaprabhu's Line
"Mahaprabhu's line was maintained by Srila Narottam Das Thakur, Acharya Srinivas, Sri Shyamananda Prabhu. After them, so much darkness came down upon the sky of Gaura-desh. The preaching movement again emerged through Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur."
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"I Am Proud, I Am Astonished, and I Am Grateful"
"Wherever I may be, I come back to Kolkata on Sunday just to get your good association. I see your smiling faces and I know that your love and affection has no alloy—your love and affection is not cheating, it is actual love and affection."
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Ekadasi Struggle?
"You think that you will break ekadasi, that you will do what you like in your life, but you do not think that after that austerity will come—you have no idea what hell is like, what kind of austerity you will get there. What austerity is there in following ekadasi?"
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Redundant Rituals
"Those who do not follow Krishna consciousness, who are not devotees, can do follow as many Hindu rituals and rules as they like, but we do not do it. We know that we are jiva souls—we are eternal servants of the Lord, and we always remember that."
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Primary and Paramount Necessity
"Teach Srimad Bhagavad-gita everywhere, it will be good. Most people cannot understand Srimad Bhagavatam or Chaitanya-charitamrita, it is very difficult for them, but everybody knows Srimad Bhagavad-gita, so everybody can easily understand its message."
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20 September 2020

Continuing Service Movement
"We can practise Vaishnav-sanga, sadhu-sanga from anywhere. We must always remember Krishna, chant the Holy Name, practise and do our service from wherever we are. We must continue our service movement."
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Keep Your Guru In Your Heart
"Our hearts are always full of kanak, kamini, pratistha—we always think about our own enjoyment, we always think about our own safety. It is necessary to have the strongest faith. You must keep some place in your heart for your Guru."
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Unparalleled Vairagya
"Always read the pastimes of great Vaishnavs. We can read their biographies and see how much tolerance they have, how much austerity they got in their spiritual life. If we think about it, we will be astonished—we cannot imagine how austere their life is."
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Pillars of Devotional Life
"We must leave everything for the happiness of the Lord, for the happiness of our Guru. We must learn how previous Vaishnavs maintained their lives, and we must follow their example, their path. We must try to live and maintain our life the way sadhus do. We must try to do that. We must try to practise that."
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Best Behaviour
"Everybody must live in harmony with each other. If we think we have become great devotees, it is wrong because we are fallen souls and we are only trying to serve our Guru under his guidance. This is our main aim in life. We must fight against ourselves."
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Repository of Nectar
"Gurudev explains this sloka very nicely. When somebody is taking and relishing honey, some drops fall from their mouth, and Srila Sridhar Maharaj is collecting these drops. This is actually the essence of our spiritual life."
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Awkward Medicines and Health Issues
"You must maintain this body well. If the doctor has prescribed some medicine for your disease, then you should take it because it is necessary for your health, but if the doctor prescribes eating meat, etc., you should not follow it."
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Adjusting with Others and Yourself
"If somebody preaches, it is good! Why will we criticise them? People come for Krishna consciousness and we do not care who comes from what country, who is lower, who is lowest. Only if somebody is bad association, you must always avoid such association."
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27 September 2020

Bhakta-Bhav
"We should always remember devotees' service mood. Embracing bhakta-bhav, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared as a devotee and He shows what is the mood of a devotee. We can see His teachings and realise what is necessary to have if we want to have the mood of a devotee."
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"My Nature"
"Whenever I get time, I like to read books. To this day, I still like reading. I have a habit to always read. Whenever some new books come out, I read it. Actually, I do not want to teach anybody, I want to learn myself more and more. That is my nature."
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Good News
"I have got some good news today, not everybody may have heard it, so I want to tell you about it... I have been praying to Krishna for that—and now they have filed a case, I am sure one day justice will happen."
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Father-Son Pastime
"It is stated in Sri Hari-bhakti-vilas that those who observe this ekadasi attain a liberated form upon leaving their body. I will be reading about a pastime of Sri Govinda from Gopal-champu by Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu. Listen to it properly. This is a pastime of Nanda Maharaj and Lord Krishna, and it happened tomorrow, the day after ekadasi."
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OCTOBER 2020

 

4 October 2020

"Try Your Best"
"You must depend upon Gurudev in everything—give everything to your Guru. All Vraja gopis gave everything, their deha (body) and dehi (the very soul), to fulfil the desire of Lord Krishna. Our guru-varga are not ordinary persons. I am sure that those who follow Gurudev and have taken shelter at the lotus feet of Gurudev, will reach their destination."
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Surrendered Soul's Solace
"Through our qualification, we will not get anything, but we can get everything by the mercy of the Guru. Yet, the problem is that some material things always come to our life. We are supposed to be surrendered souls—if you are a surrendered soul, then what should be your thoughts?"
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Approaching Bhagavatam
"One must not read Bhagavatam or give Bhagavatam class for money, wealth, property, pratistha, etc. You must listen to Srimad Bhagavatam from a pure Vaishnav who knows Bhagavatam and who knows the meaning of Bhagavatam."
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Disciples' Dedication
"Devotees always want to learn—they want to know more. It is necessary to have desire to learn, to practise more and more; it will be good for us all. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Himself comes as a devotee and shows us what is necessary and how we must be practising. If we learn His teachings properly, we will get so much benefit through that."
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Restaurant Devotion vs Pure Devotion
"We work outside, we do not cook and take some food in a hotel (shop, cafe, restaurant) where they mix veg and non-veg food. It is a problem. It is possible to do this for one-two days as an exception, but if you do it every day saying, 'Oh, I have no energy to cook!' This is wrong. It is better if you cook and do the offering, then it will be pure devotion."
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Unimaginable
"Separation is a very high thing, you cannot imagine it. What sort of separation is there in Vrindavan? When Uddhav Maharaj heard about it, he was astounded. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu showed this separation mood in Gambhira..."
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Loving Care and Service
"There is love and affection in Vaishnavism. This is what Mahaprabhu showed by His own example. Krishna shows it too—He is merciful even to those who come to kill Him. This is what true religion is. You should understand that Vaishnavism comes from the original source."
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11 October 2020

"Please Be Careful"
"Please be careful. I am concerned about you all because if your health is good, then you can do more and more service. We have this body and disease will come, but we must not 'invite' disease ourselves. This is my request for everybody. If you can do what I am saying, I will be very happy."
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"The Unrenounceable"
His Divine Grace reads a chapter from Guidance, Volume 3, for the benefit of all souls: "I will discuss today about kanak, kamini, pratistha, about anartha and paramartha. 'Even if you renounce everything, there is still something that cannot be renounced—that is either ‘paramārtha’ (greatest wealth; spiritual asset) or ‘parama anartha’ (greatest evil; unwanted elements)....'"
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Sincere Chanting
"This Hare Krishna maha-mantra is not just alphabet letters—it is the pure Name. So, it must be chanted with service mood. If you always show that you are chanting japa, but your mind always goes to bad elements, your heart is covered by bad elements—that is not good."
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Parts of Service Life
"(1) Mahaprabhu said, "Follow pure ekadasi." If the ekadasi day becomes viddha, there is no fast on this day. (2) Someone will say that this is too much, this is fanaticism, but this is what real chastity is. (3) You have all these bad things in you, but if you surrender properly, you can transform everything into service."
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Cruelty-Free Service Life
"We must give love and affection for everybody. There is a soul existing in the body of every bird, beast or any other living entity, and therefore Krishna is also present there. We have got this human body after 8,400,000 births, but our bad fortune is that we still cannot understand it."
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"If You Love Me..."
"When you give some offering or puja to your Guru, you think it is only a photograph, but no, you must have strongest faith that Gurudev is there. You think, "We give a garland to Gurudev's photograph, it is just a formality, Gurudev does not really accept it"—why do you think so?"
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Service Aspiration
"Serving your Guru, serving the Lord is the main thing. I have already shown you how you can go to the spiritual world. Whether you get there or not does not depend upon your age or life duration—it only depends on your service, it depends on your heart."
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17 October 2020 (Divine Appearance Day of His Divine Grace, Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav)
"Inconceivable, Unbelievable, and Unimaginable"
"Everybody is giving their love and affection and all together making this day for me. Actually, I am getting shy to make my birthday festival, but devotees are always enthusiastic to make this festival, even in this pandemic situation..."
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Clearing Contradictions
"Everybody's vision and feelings are not the same. Sometimes, you look like a man, but at other times, you deal or talk with others like a demon. Krishna lives in all living entities. However, we sometimes see there is also a demon living in the heart of the jiva soul."
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A Very Busy Day
"Phone calls have been coming today from all over the world starting from 3:30-4 o'clock in the morning. Everyone is calling me continuously. Not only in foreign countries they are making big festivals today, but also in all the temples, centres here in India..."
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Service with Full Enthusiasm
"The most important thing is that all the devotees are with me. 'Maharaj, where you are, that is Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math—and we will go wherever you are!' When I hear devotees say this, my heart overflows."
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18 October 2020
My Fortune and My Promise
"Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is my real family. I am very fortunate and very grateful. I will try to serve all the devotees to the best of my ability until my death, until the moment I leave this body. That is my promise."
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Rare Jewels
"I always remember so many great souls who are not with us anymore. So many householder devotees have made this kind of sacrifice—actually, they look like householders, but their mind, heart, their everything is more than a sannyasi."
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Root of Devotion
"If you want to conquer illusory environment, it is necessary to have the mercy of Guru and Vaishnavs. Guru-kripa is the root of your creeper of devotion. If you cut your creeper at the root, your devotion, your practice will dry just like a tree dries up when uprooted."
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Remembering Right Things
"First practise chanting the Holy Name, concentrate your mind on service, and when you come to the highest position in your worship (bhajan), then you can ask such questions. We must first practise Krishna consciousness properly, chant the Holy Name, because our heart, mind is always busy with nonsense things."
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Shifting Priorities
"Why is it necessary to be sad? It is maya that always makes us unhappy. Whether you are happy or unhappy, always remember Lord Krishna. That is the ultimate advice. Always chant the Holy Name, never forget the Lord—not when you are happy, not when you are sad."
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25 October 2020
Loving Service
"You are all liberated souls, you are trying to make your Guru happy—you are giving everything for the service of your Guru. You are doing this and getting taste. You can enter your home through your service mood."
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Do Not Jump Into Maya
"If you send a letter to the Lord, you will not get any answer, but if you send a letter to your Guru, you will immediately get an answer from the Lord because Gurudev is the closest, dearmost friend of the Lord. We must proceed in our spiritual life following this process."
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Srila Lochan Das Thakur Mahasay
"Srila Lochan Das Thakur is a follower of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu—he belonged to His line. Srila Lochan Das Thakur was born in Burdwan district and he was a disciple of Sri Narahari Thakur. The name of Srila Lochan Das Thakur's father is Sri Kamalakar Das, and his mother's name is Sri Sadanandi..."
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About Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar
"Know your place when you serve, do not cross the line. Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar are extremely high Deities. They are worshipped only in very rare places, that is because the relationship between Sri Gaura and Sri Gadai is a very confidential, very high."
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Fundamental Mood of Kirtan
"The perfect mood is humility, tolerance and giving honour to others. Chant the Holy Name without offence, try to engage yourself in the service of the mission, of your guru. Chant without offence, serve without offence, and you will succeed in your spiritual life."
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Sincere Ego-Free Relationship
"Everybody's focus must be one—everybody must think that we are all godbrothers and godsisters, and our main goal is to serve our Guru, to please our Guru. This is not a competition. This is not some fight. Do not become jealous. If envy comes to you, then you yourself will be getting pain from that—you yourself will be losing."
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Nonsense Sacrifice
"People used to cut people's necks, and now in lieu of that, since it is not possible to kill people, they kill a buffalo... People cannot control their material desires, anger, and many other bad elements within. They will suffer in the age of Kali!"
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26 October 2020
Messenger of Eternal World
"Please forgive my offence. Actually, I am just a fallen soul, I have no quality to speak anything in glorification of such a highly qualified personality who used to be a scientist previously and then a great preacher..."
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1 November 2020
Our Main Problem
"Our main problem is that we are always busy with our body. Almost the entire world is always thinking about their temporary bodies. Such is our situation. Almost everybody here is very much attached to their body."
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Search For Original Source
"We always want pleasure, happiness, love affection, but we will never get it from this material world. Our Gurudev has told us very clearly how we must practise, how we can attain our destination, where the source is and how to reach that kind of source. Those who can give proper attention to this, must succeed."
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Vyasadev's Gift (1)
"When Gurudev was in Australia in 1992, he gave one lecture. I have got the Bengali translation of that lecture and was proof reading it today. It is a very nice lecture, I want to tell you about it."
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Vyasadev's Gift (2)
"Who we are? What must we do? How can we get relief? This is all transcendental knowledge of atma-tattva. Those who do not see anything [who have no real, transcendental vision] ask so many questions, but we must understand what is the main purpose of this life. If you read Srimad Bhagavatam, you will understand it."
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Leave Questioning Mood
"I have told you—there is only one question, and the answer is also only one. Surrender to the Lord. Have full faith. Shyness, shame, fear—keep everything at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krishna, Srimati Radharani, or Gurudev. Do not see things in the mundane, material way. You must see everything in the transcendental way."
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Fancy Living, Shallow Thinking
"People live like cats and dogs—they use their life for animal enjoyment and have no appreciation, no time to respect sadhus and to follow Krishna consciousness. All the great sadhus and all scriptures tell us about devotion to Lord Krishna, but we have no time to read about it—we always think about our body."
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Service Hankering
"You can make your Guru happy even through some small service. The most important thing is that whatever service you do, you must do it with your heart. Whatever you do, do it properly. This is how you can make your Guru happy with your service."
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8 November 2020 (adhivas of appearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Our Great Fortune
"Today is a very auspicious day because tomorrow is the appearance day of our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Founder Acharya—our Param Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. I am giving my full humble obeisance at the lotus feet of my beloved Gurudev, and our Param Gurudev...."
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Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Appearance and Early Days
"The name of Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's father is Upendra Chandra Bhattacharya. His birthpalce is in Hapaniya. His mother's name was Sri Gauri Devi. By the will of the Lord, when Srila Sridhar Maharaj appeared, he was the eldest son. How did his parents get this kind of son? There is some history behind it."
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Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Powerful Preaching
"When Srila Sridhar Maharaj left his house and joined Gaudiya Mission, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur was very pleased. Even before taking sannyas, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj was a great preacher. He was always very enthusiastic to preach."
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"Service Is My Vow"
"Many people ask me, many people criticise me, but I am a fallen soul, I only know what Gurudev told me—he told me, 'Service is the vow, service is the life force, and service is the duty.' This is what I am following."
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9 November 2020 (Appearance day of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Expanding Gaudiya Math
"Even though I have heard about this a hundred times, it is still my bad fortune—I am a fallen soul—I still have no quality, no qualification to glorify Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Despite this, I will try, by the mercy of Gurudev and devotees, to describe something that I did not mention yesterday."
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Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Scriptural Expertise
"Srila Sridhar Maharaj wrote many articles, many works in this life. Srila Prabhupad told about his writing, 'If you can publish this kind of Hari-katha in our monthly newspaper, it will increase the value of our publication.' Srila Prabhupad also remarked that Srila Sridhar Maharaj was 'sastra-nipun' [expert in scriptures]."
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Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Emporium of Greatness
"Even Srila Sridhar Maharaj's godbrothers wanted to hear his Hari-katha because only he could explain Srila Prabhupad's teaching authentically. Srila Sridhar Maharaj did not want to be a king, but he made so many kings in his life. We hear of many symptoms of a Vaishnav, and we see that Srila Sridhar Maharaj possesses all of them."
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15 November 2020 (Sri Govardhan Puja Adhivas)
Sri Vraja-Mandal Tattva
"When Krishna wanted to appear in this world, He ordered Srimati Radharani to also come to this world, but Srimati Radharani said, 'I cannot come to a place where there is no Vrindavan, no Yamuna, no Giri Govardhan!' So, Sri Krishna personally brought some land from His own abode. That is why Sri Vraja-mandal is non-different from Goloka Vrindavan."
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Appearance of Sri Giriraj Govardhan
"There is one island province to the west of India called Salmalidvip. This is the place where Govardhan appeared as a son of Drona Parvat, Drona Hill. When Govardhan appeared there, all demigods became very happy and showered flowers from the sky..."
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Sri Govardhan Puja
"Tomorrow is the day when Nanda Maharaj made Govardhan puja, and after that, in Kali-yuga, this annakut utsav was arranged by Sriman Madhavendra Puri. Everybody must worship Govardhan to the best of your capacity."
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Do Not Play With Fire
"If you commit aparadh, you can lose your service. You must control yourself. Give up ego. You think you are managing the temple? Who are you? Have you forgotten your identification that you are a servant of the Lord? Please do not fight. You have so much service in this world—do your service. Do your service within your capacity, and do not cross the line. This is very dangerous for your spiritual life."
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Gupta Govardhan and Other Esoteric Pastimes
"There are nine islands in Nabadwip, and Srila Sridhar Maharaj discovered the aparadh-bhanjan-pat and Gupta Govardhan in Koladwip. It is Govardhan as it is, but Srila Sridhar Maharaj himself identified Sri Govinda Kunda and said that it was Gupta Govardhan...."
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Internal and External Evolution
"No matter what problems may come, you must not leave your service. Today doing, tomorrow not doing—not like that. You are an eternal servant, you are not a servant for two hours. Everybody wants to get to their destination, but some come late or miss their train."
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18 November 2020 (Disappearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Srila Prabhupad)
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad's Mission
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj reads and translates from Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala [the text of the chapter is presented here], "We have heard a hundred times that if we glorify Vaishnavs, it gives great benefit, but even though we have heard it a thousand times, how much are we able to glorify Vaishnavs from our heart? How much can we serve Vaishnavs with heart and soul? This is the question. I do not know such words to describe the glory of this kind of personality, but I have heard something from Gurudev's lotus mouth and I want to say something from what I have heard..."
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22 November 2020 (Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila Dhananjaya Pandit, and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu)
Core of Life
"We always want the association of the grantha-bhagavat and Vaishnav-bhagavat—if we can get this kind of association, it is very good for us. All Vaishnavs, all guru-varga come to this world to give nourishment to such fallen souls as myself. Otherwise, if such personalities did not come to this world, what hope would we have?"
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Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami
"Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami is an eternal associate of Sriman Mahaprabhu and Sriman Nityananda Prabhu. At first, he lived in Katwa, and later, after Mahaprabhu's disappearance, he moved to a village on the bank of the Ganges...."
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Appearance of Acharya Srinivas
"Having received Mahaprabhu's blessing and mercy, Chaitanya Das and his wife returned to their house in Gaura-desh. Their son was born and, seeing his beautiful son, Chaitanya Das immediately declared, 'I will give this son to the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu for His service.'"
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Acharya Srinivas: Collecting Mercy
"Srinivas Acharya received Sri Narahari Thakur and Govinda Gosh Thakur's mercy from his childhood. Later, when Acharya Srinivas's father left his body, Srinivas and his mother then came to his mother's family house in Jajigram..."
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Acharya Srinivas: Rescuing Scriptures
"So many things are written about Acharya Srinivas. There is a famous pastime of Srila Srinivas Acharya and Raja Birhambir. Srila Srinivas Acharya, Srila Narottam Das Thakur, and Srila Shyamananda Prabhu were once travelling with all the books of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Sanatan Goswami, and others..."
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Take Care of Yourself
"Always do service, always think about your Guru, think about your spiritual life. This is what I want from you. Devotees go to work, but they must think about their spiritual life—they must set some time for their spiritual life, spiritual benefit."
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29 November 2020
Ongoing Agenda
"By the mercy of Gurudev, I am today in Nrisingha Palli. I know that it is our zoom programme today, but I also had so much service here at the construction site today and there is still much left to do tomorrow—and it turned out that the connection here is very nice. So, I am giving this online class today from here."
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JANUARY
Do Not Delay
Golden Opportunity
Joy of Sankirtan
Beacon Light for Lost Souls
Our Dear and Near
Uncompromising Chastity
On Dawdling and Patience
Hijacked Souls
Main Goal
Keep Sankirtan Fire Ablaze
Sacrifice Your Life
Now Is the Time
Leave Maya's Service
Before Too Late
Sincere Service Mood
Come with Us
"I Am Saranga's Murari!"
Not Just Words
Purity of Heart
Run After Devotion, Not Visaya
Surrendered Service
Seva Opportunity
My Last Word
Courtyard of Vrindavan
Entering Higher Study
Outdoors Preaching Campaign

FEBRUARY
Facing Austerity
Distinction of Sri Rupanuga Line
Treacherous Desires
Inconceivable Mercy
Victory over Visaya
Power of Sukriti
Atma-Buddhi
Buddhi-Suddhi
Zest for Service
Grand Festival
My Gratitude
Guard Your Service Life
Do Not Fear Sacrifice
Hidden Service
Spiritual Promotion
Our Mistake
Spiritual Diet
"Does It Cross Your Mind?"
Unload Yourself
Universal Remedy
Test of Attachment
Wrong Employment
Step Forward
Value of Faith
My Question to You

MARCH
Sri Nabadwip Dham Pracharani Sobha
Importance of Sri Nabadwip Dham
Watch Your Step
Material Greed
Undaunted Devotion
Complete Engagement
Our Target
Loving Service
Selfless and Unconditional Service
Double Lock Your Mouth
Concentrate On Your Life
Hanuman's Service Drive
Plane of Faith
Parikrama Plan
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (1)
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (2)
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (3)
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (4)
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (5)
Charity Begins at Home: Practise Yourself First
Kirtan-Seva
Stay Within Service Line
"Give Me Your Mercy"
Soul-Searching and Hole-Searching
Service Hardships
Careless Life
Bankarai Krishna's Trick
Patita-Pavan
Stench of Barren Hearts
Chitraketu's Example
Live In Sadhu-Sanga
Entering Line of Devotion
Qualities in Vaishnav Domain
Preparing for Parikrama of Antardwip
Dham-Consciousness
World of Spiritual Practice
World Pandemic: Use Your Time Wisely
World Pandemic: The Only Relief
Nurture Faith and Faithfulness
Where There Is a Will There Is a Way
Advice to Householder Devotees
"Try Your Best"
Proper Service Is Chaste Service
Be Careful and Wise

APRIL
Rama-Avatar
Peculiarity of Lord's Pastimes
Unthinkable Situation
"Gurudev Is My Everything"
No Quarantine in Practising Life
Heart of Devotional Life
Proper Receiver and Proper Mother
Meaning of Chastity
Embarking On New Life
Go Forward

MAY
Your Golden Opportunity
Pass Your Life in Service
How to Increase Surrender
No Such Thing As Personal Affairs
Everything Has Its Limit
Affection for Devotees
Life Sacrifice
Sri Nrisingha-Chaturdasi: Auspicious Day
Devotional Lifestyle
Undevotional Lifestyle
Six Good Qualities
"May I Always Remain a Disciple"
Be in Good Association and Be Good Association
Krishna's Arrangement
First Requirement
Mahaprabhu's Teachings (1): No False Renunciation
Mahaprabhu's Teachings (2): Never Stop Your Krishna-Sankirtan
Mahaprabhu's Teachings (3): No Caste Consideration
Mahaprabhu's Teachings (4): Pillars of Renunciation
Mahaprabhu's Teachings (5): Exclusive Dharma
Questions and Answers
Our Mantra
Exclusive Devotional Life
Dham-Seva
Dealing with Misconception
Sri Ramananda Sambad
Questions and Answers (1)
Questions and Answers (2)
Your Love and Affection
Sacred Chamber of Devotional Mood
"How Much Will You Sacrifice?"
Service Abode of Eternal Happiness
Simplicity and Duplicity
Practitioner's Pure Pride
Questions and Answers

JUNE
Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's Exemplary Pastimes
Give Your Life for Service
Perfect House Life
Pride and Devotion
Gaudiya Siddhanta
Practise More and Better
Latest News
Initiating and Self-Declared Gurus: Open Address to Members of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
Permanent Solution
Chaste Service Consciousness
Service Without Sahajiyaism
Perfect Vision
Service Code
Love for Guru, Not Yourself
Service Eagerness and Attachment
Our Greatest Aspiration
Treasure of Devotion
Questions and Answers
Observing Gundicha Marjan
Special Day of Special Mercy
Follow Rules and Regulations
Serving Gaura Nitai Deities
Eternal Humble Prayer
Dangerous Query
Asadhu-Sanga Saps Spiritual Strength
Be Responsible for Your Spiritual Life
Turn Your House Into Temple
On Ego and Envy
Emotion and Devotion
Applying Intelligence
Waning Values
Abode of Highest Pastimes

JULY
Sri Guru Purnima: Remembrance Day
Sri Guru Purnima Address
Will-O'-the-Wisp of Worldly Wishes
Eternal Priorities
Questions and Answers
Price of Mercy
Disciples' Plight
Plane of Adherence
'How Much Do You Hanker In Your Heart?'
No Hopscotchy Devotion
Simple Service, Earnest Heart
Debunking Proximity Complex
Devotees' Humility
Relation With Guru: Watch Out
Maintaining Gurudev's Legacy
Worshipful Stance
Emotion and Devotion
Exclusive Devotional Vision
Kali-Yuga's Saviour
Reaching Devotees' Hearts
Perfect Result Comes Through Perfect Practice
Our Programme
Sanctity of Initiation
Cooking: Integral Part of Practising Life
Adjustment of Consciousness
Royal Road to Success

AUGUST
Step Up Your Service
Disciple's Core Quality
On Cows and Baladev-Tattva
Sweeter Than the Sweetest
Prasadam—Pivot of Practising
Clear Conception
Ideal Service Mood
Festival of Sheltered Souls
"I Am Very Proud of You"
Blossomed Relationship
Realm of Inconceivable Pastimes
Primary Advice
Service, Karma, and Devotion
Recommendation
Prayerful Meditation
Misconceptions about Lord Krishna's Appearance
Entering Another Plane
Thorns of Spiritual Life
Surrendered Existence
Practising Deficiency
Do Not Get Swayed
Priorities In Spiritual Life
West London Temple: Auspicious Day
Spiritual Sustenance: Association and Service Mood
Spiritual Sustenance: Exclusive Mood
Fruits of Inconceivable Mercy
Absorbed in Service
Corrupted Life
Worshippable Sita Thakurani
Service Succession
Appearance of Universal Guru
Online Assembly of Dham-Bhusana Vaishnavs

SEPTEMBER
Proper Service Life
Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (1)
Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (2)
Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (3)
Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (4)
No More Wasting Time
Guru-Varga's Prasad
Devotion to Devotees
Service Zest
Supreme and Inconceivable Glories of Sri Guru
Entering Transcendental Plane
Purposeful Preaching
Devotees' Core Principle
Sustaining Mahaprabhu's Line
"I Am Proud, I Am Astonished, and I Am Grateful"
Ekadasi Struggle?
Redundant Rituals
Primary and Paramount Necessity
Continuing Service Movement
Keep Your Guru In Your Heart
Unparalleled Vairagya
Pillars of Devotional Life
Best Behaviour
Repository of Nectar
Awkward Medicines and Health Issues
Adjusting with Others and Yourself
Proper Line—Proper Success
Bhakta-Bhav
"My Nature"
Good News
Father-Son Pastime

OCTOBER
"Try Your Best"
Surrendered Soul's Solace
Approaching Bhagavatam
Disciples' Dedication
Restaurant Devotion vs Pure Devotion
Unimaginable
Loving Care and Service
"Please Be Careful"
Sincere Chanting
Parts of Service Life
Cruelty-Free Service Life
"If You Love Me..."
Service Aspiration
"Inconceivable, Unbelievable, and Unimaginable"
Clearing Contradictions
A Very Busy Day
Service with Full Enthusiasm
My Fortune and My Promise
Rare Jewels
Root of Devotion
Remembering Right Things
Shifting Priorities
Loving Service
Do Not Jump Into Maya
Srila Lochan Das Thakur Mahasay
About Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar
Fundamental Mood of Kirtan
Sincere Ego-Free Relationship
Nonsense Sacrifice
Messenger of Eternal World

NOVEMBER
Our Main Problem
Search For Original Source
Vyasadev's Gift (1)
Vyasadev's Gift (2)
Leave Questioning Mood
Fancy Living, Shallow Thinking
Service Hankering
Our Great Fortune
Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Appearance and Early Days
Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Powerful Preaching
"Service Is My Vow"
Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Expanding Gaudiya Math
Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Scriptural Expertise
Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Emporium of Greatness
Sri Vraja-Mandal Tattva
Appearance of Sri Giriraj Govardhan
Sri Govardhan Puja
Do Not Play With Fire
Gupta Govardhan and Other Esoteric Pastimes
Internal and External Evolution
Core of Life
Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami
Appearance of Acharya Srinivas
Acharya Srinivas: Collecting Mercy
Acharya Srinivas: Rescuing Scriptures
Take Care of Yourself
Ongoing Agenda


 

Bhukti, Mukti, Bhakti
What is mukti and what is bhakti? His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, Chapters 8 and 10, noting the exceptional character of devotion of Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami and Srila Raghunath Das Goswami..

      

All our Guru-varga gave their life for service to the Lord.

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