Fri, 15 December 2017: (Sri Ekadasi paran is at 6:20-9:46 a.m.)
Lord's Care for Devotees
"The Lord is always ready for the protection of His devotees—He can never tolerate harassment and chastisement of His devotees. Mahaprabhu said it also, 'If you disrespect a devotee, the Lord Himself cannot tolerate that.'"
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 5 min | 29 November 2010)

 

Thu, 14 December 2017: (Sri Saphala Ekadasi)
Healthy Service Mood
"We must go to do service thinking, 'I do not have any qualification to stay here. Prabhu, please give me some qualification—I am a fallen soul, please give me some mercy so that I can stay there and serve you.'"
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 5 min | 29 November 2010)

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

Wed, 13 December 2017: (Tomorrow is Sri Saphala Ekadasi)
Cherishing Service (2)
"It is the highest place of service, but he said he would not go there because it was too cold.... But when Mahaprabhu told Sanatan Goswami and Rupa Goswami to go to Govardhan, Vrindavan, they did not say like this..."
Download the audio (0.8 Mb, 3 min | 29 November 2010)

 

Tue, 12 December 2017:
Cherishing Service (1)
"When you do service, some kind of sorrow, sadness, some kind of problems will come—that is our happiness. So much pleasure also comes through service: when we engage ourselves in chanting, dancing, playing, with sankirtan, that brings even much happiness."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 29 November 2010)

 

Mon, 11 December 2017:
Mercy Is All in All
"You cannot know the Lord through your education, through your intelligence, or knowledge. You must feel it with your heart."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 8 December 2014 | Bengali)

শ্রীশ্রীপ্রপন্নজীবনামৃতম্: (৮) কার্পণ্যম্
"হে নাথ, যে ব্যক্তি তোমার প্রতিজ্ঞা স্মরণ করিয়া “আমি তোমারই” বলিয়া একমাত্র শরণাগত হয়, সেও তোমার কৃপাপাত্র । কেবলমাত্র আমাকেই বর্জ্জন করিয়া কি তোমার এই প্রতিজ্ঞা ? হে ভগবন্, যদি চতুরানন-প্রমুখ তোমার স্তবকারী হইলেন, পঞ্চানন-প্রমুখ দেবগণ তোমার ধ্যানকারী হইলেন, শতক্রতু প্রভৃতি দেবগণ তোমার আজ্ঞাকারী হইলেন, তবে হে বাসুদেব, আমরা তোমার কে ?"

 

Sun, 10 December 2017:
Pursue Spiritual Education
"What is mundane education? If you try to get so much mundane education, it is all illusory environment—it creates bondage to spiritual benefit and it makes a gadha (a donkey) out of the jiva. Then you must understand that spiritual knowledge is necessary."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 25 December 2010)

 

Sat, 9 December 2017:
Know and Practise
"It is necessary to read the books, to know what is written in them and to practise that—it is necessary to study, otherwise you will not get anything. If you do not read, you can chant the kirtans, you must listen to Hari-katha."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 25 December 2010)

 

Fri, 8 December 2017:
Chanting or Cheating Yourself?
"The Holy Name will never come in bad association, only the letters, some Namabhas can come, but the transcendental Name does not come in this way. If the transcendental Name comes even once in your life, then you can see the transcendental vibration everywhere..."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 25 December 2010)

 

Thu, 7 December 2017: (Disappearance day of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur)
Stay Awake
"The intelligent people always avoid bad association and always keep good association. Through the association of the sadhus, what is unfavourable to devotion, all desires that bind you, everything will finish. At the same time, do you know what Maya Devi says?..."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 25 Dec. 2010 | Mostly Bengali)

 


In honour of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad:

Srila Prabhupad's Glory (1)
"Acharya-vandana: If you can realise the meaning this song, you can get all glorification of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam: We sing it but we do not realise its meaning because if we realised its meaning, we would get taste singing it. We must sing it every day and be conscious of it."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 25 December 2010)

Irreparable Loss
"We can pray, 'Wherever you are staying now, please shower your mercy upon us so we can be servants of the servants of your lotus feet, and so that we may not leave this line of devotion. Please, do not reject me. You can make me your foot dust...'"
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 25 December 2010)

Srila Prabhupad's Glory (2)
"Mahaprabhu predicted this, and Prabhupad fulfilled it through Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila Gurudev. Now, in every village, all day, all night there is Hari-katha and kirtan going on."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | 25 December 2010)

Srila Prabhupad's Glory (3): Current of Pure Devotion
"Nobody can give what he gave to the world. He is the holder of suddha-bhakti-mandakini, holy Mandakini River of pure devotion (the very source current of pure devotion) and he brings its flow into the world."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 25 December 2010)

Vaisnav Ke? (An Appeal to Your Mind)
"We do not want to stay in the temple because there are so many rules and regulations—everything has to be maintained at a certain time, and if you live alone, nobody will tell you anything, but you will be losing your devotional activities. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that nirjan bhajan is self-deception."
Download the audio (6.3 Mb, 19 min | 6 March 2016)

SONG: Jayare jayare jaya paramahamsa | জয়রে জয়রে জয় পরমহংস
"Glory, glory, glory to Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur, this great swan-like perfect personality, abode of highest mercy, who is the path and refuge for the low and miserable who have no refuge!"

SONG: Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam | সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং
"I hold on my head the dust of his tremendous, wondrously purifying feet and eternally offer my obeisance to them."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where has Advaita Acharya, the Lord who mercifully brought the wealth of divine love to this world, gone?"

Sri Sri Dayita Dasa Dasakam (Text and Audio)
A poem composed by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj after the disappearance of his Divine Master Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad: "O Dina-nayana, wherever that great soul may be, please quickly take this servitor there."

 

Wed, 6 December 2017:
Sri Vyasa Puja Festival of Srila Gurudev
(36 photographs, 2.4 Mb | 5 December 2017)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the celebration of the holy appearance day of Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in the assembly of Vaishnavs, fortunate devotees, friends and well-wishers. The festival is glorious, well attended and is observed with the divine and radiant dignity of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, in the shelter of the lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma.

 

Tue, 5 December 2017: (Sri Vyasa Puja Festival of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Guru's Mission
"Who can understand Gurudev? Can we recognise the Guru with these material eyes? Can we recognise the Lord with these material eyes? Can you recognise the Lord with your knowledge? Never. It is to understand him with your heart..."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 8 December 2014 | Bengali)

 

gurvvabhista-supurakam guru-ganair asisa-sambhusitam
chintyachintya-samasta-veda-nipunam sri-rupa-panthanugam
govindabhidham ujjvalam vara-tanum bhakty anvitam-sundaram
vande visva-gurun cha divya-bhagavat-premno hi bija-pradam

"I offer my obeisance unto he who perfectly fulfils his Gurudev's most cherished desires; who is fully adorned with the blessings of his Gurudev’s associates; who is expert in all aspects of Vedic knowledge, both conceivable and inconceivable; who is the pre-eminent follower of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's line; who is known as 'Govinda'—Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj; whose beautiful, effulgent, exalted form is infused with pure devotion; who is the Guru of the entire universe; and who is the giver of the seed of divine love for the Supreme Lord."

 

Biography of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
A glorification article that sprang forth from the interpretation of the Pranam-mantra of His Divine Grace and was originally published as an Appendix to the Revealed Truth.

 


 

Sri Vyasa Puja, 2010: Bengali Class
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's Bengali lecture given on the holy day of Sri Vyasa Puja of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on 23 December 2010:
Download (16.4 Mb, 46 min)

Sri Vyasa Puja, 2011: Morning Kirtans
• Vandana • Krsna haite chatur-mukha • Samsara davanala-lidha-loka • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu jive daya kari' • Bhaja re bhaja re amara • Thakura vaisnava gana • Nitai-guna-mani amara • Emona durmati.
Download the audio (3.7 Mb, 43 min | 12 December 2011)

Sri Vyasa Puja Offering
"That day, in the heart of Gaura-desh, morning, noon, and evening as if merged and there sounded a stupefying song of flute. On this auspicious day, a ray of light fell from the sky. In the district of brahmans, in the house of a brahman, for the sake of jiva souls there took birth an unprecedentedly beautiful child."
Download the audio (3.7 Mb, 11 min | 11 December 2011)

Sri Guru's Order
"Wherever you live, you can practise your spiritual life. The main thing is to follow the order of your Guru. When you receive an order from Gurudev, that becomes your duty. Our Rupanuga-sampradaya Guru, he came from the transcendental abode, but when he was here we could not understand that..."
Download the audio (5.3 Mb, 16 min | 23 December 2013)

Gurudev: His Example and Teachings
"Gurudev conquered the whole world with his love and affection. Many people throughout the world do not know English language or cannot fully understand it, but they could understand Gurudev through their heart."
Download the audio (5.2 Mb, 15 min | 8 December 2014)

Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in 2015
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is addressing the assembled Vaishnavs on the appearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj (Bengali classes):
Adhivas: Download the audio (32.4 Mb, 95 min)
Morning: Download the audio (19.4 Mb, 57 min)
Noon: Download the audio (19.3 Mb, 57 min)
Evening: Download the audio (19.6 Mb, 57 min)

 


SONG: Jaya jaya gurudever | জয় জয় গুরুদেবের
"All glory to the effulgent arati of Srila Gurudev taking place at the foot of Govardhan for the beneft of the world!"

Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
Samsara-davanala | সংসার-দাবানল
Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya | গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া
Sri-guru-charana-padma | শ্রীগুরুচরণ-পদ্ম

 

 


His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj extends his cordial standing invitation to all devotees who wish to come to our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's temples in India to serve long- or short-term and requests the devotees who are planning to come to kindly notify Purna Prajna Prabhu who is currently in charge of accommodation and takes care of all Western devotees in India, of their arrival so that the necessary arrangements can be made for your stay.

Purna Prajna Prabhu's contact information:
Email: scsmath.office-at-gmail.com
Phone/whatsapp: (+91) 79-0873-4576.

 

 

 

 

    

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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Krishna mercifully frees souls from samsara if they even once earnestly call out to Him.”

      

Giving Respect: What to Do and What Not to Do
'This is an example for us how we must respect senior Vaishnavs. You can also find some lessons and teachings in Chaitanya-charitamrita, you can see what Mahaprabhu's conception is. When some devotees dishonoured others, Mahaprabhu chastised them.'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 12/2017

13. (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. No fast. Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj.

14. (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Saphala Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.

15. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:20 and 9:46 a.m.

16. (Sat) Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur.

19. (Tue) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

21. (Thu) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit.

29. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Putrada Ekadashi. Fast. Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

30. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:22 and 9:53 a.m.

 

CALENDAR FOR 01/2018

2. (Tue) Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnava Maharaj.

4. (Thu) Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj.

5. (Fri) Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.

7. (Sun) Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

9. (Tue) Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

12. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Mahadvadashi).

13. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paksa-vardhini Mahadvadashi. Fast. Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas.

14. (Sun) Paran between 6:26 and 9:59 a.m.

15. (Mon) Krishna Chaturdashi. Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila.

18. (Thu) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhanas Maharaj, Sri Haripada Chaudhuri Das Adhikari.

19. (Fri) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.

21. (Sun) Appearance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.

22. (Mon) Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami. Appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi, Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, and Srila Raghu Nandan Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaj, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarup Parvat Maharaj. Sri Saraswati Puja.

24. (Wed) Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.

25. (Thu) Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.

26. (Fri) Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

27. (Sat) Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.

28. (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Bhaimi Ekadashi. Fast. Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

29. (Mon) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Paran between 6:24 and 10:01 am. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Jiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.

31. (Wed) Purnima. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

FULL CALENDAR >>

 


THE TEN OFFENCES TO
THE HOLY NAME:
1) Criticise sadhus, Vaishnavs
2) Consider Lord Siva and gods to be independent of Lord Krishna
3) Consider Guru to be an ordinary mortal man
4) Criticise scriptures
5) Interpret the Name with the help of a dictionary, etc.
6) Consider the Name imaginary.
7) Sin and chant to remove the sin.
8) Consider chanting equal to pious activities.
9) Instruct faithless people in chanting, inattentive chanting.
10) Remain attached to things, your body, etc.


 

Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya
'Gurudev, give this servant a drop of your mercy, and make me more humble than a blade of grass.'
গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া

 

We have got much time for the service to the Lord, but maya is taking her share.

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