Sun, 25 October 2020
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."
Download / listen to the audio (4.7 Mb, 12 min | 18 October 2020)

 

Sat, 24 October 2020
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."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | 18 October 2020)

 

Fri, 23 October 2020
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."
Download / listen to the audio (7.6 Mb, 18 min | 18 October 2020)

 

Thu, 22 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."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 18 October 2020)

 

Wed, 21 October 2020
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."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 8 min | 17 October 2020)

 

Tue, 20 October 2020 (Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj)
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..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 17 October 2020)

 

Mon, 19 October 2020
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."
Download / listen to the audio (3.4 Mb, 8 min | 17 October 2020)

 

Sun, 18 October 2020
"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..."
Download / listen to the audio (4.1 Mb, 10 min | 17 October 2020)

Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav Celebration (Kolkata)
(17 October 2020 | 45 photographs, 4.2 Mb)
Photographs from Sri Sevak Bhavan, Kolkata: fortunate devotees engage in numerous services in preparation for the festival and partake in joyous celebration of the holy appearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav Celebration (Soquel)
(17 October 2020 | 16 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
Sharing photographs from the grand celebration of the holy Vyasa Puja of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj observed by the devotees in the shelter and under the guidance of Pujyapad Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.

 

Sat, 17 October 2020 (Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav of His Divine Grace Sri Gurupadpadma)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 8 min | 11 October 2020)

 

In honour of the Grand Festival of the Divine Appearance of Sri Gurupadpadma Ananta-sri-vibhusita Om Visnupad Paramahamsa-kula-chudamani Visva-varenya Sri Srimad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:

 

 

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam

"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."

 

В честь святого дня божественного явления Шри Гурупадападмы Ом Вишнупада Шрилы Бхакти Нирмала Ачарьи Махараджа мы с глубокой радостью представляем русский перевод беспрецедентного сокровища библиотеки Шри Чайтанья Сарасвата Матха: четвертого тома сборника «Наставления», выполненный по указанию Шрилы Ачарьи Махараджа и публикуемый в электронном формате.

Наставления, 1
(PDF, 5.5 Mb)

Наставления, 2
(PDF, 5.6 Mb)

Наставления, 3
(PDF, 4.5 Mb)

Наставления, 4
(PDF, 9.9 Mb)

 

For the eternal benefit and pure nourishment of all living souls, we humbly present the links to the book-form compilations of holy discourses and articles emanating from the holy lotus mouth and hand of Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, available now for online reading, download, and distribution. May the divine glory of the transcendental treasure trove of these publications forever reside within the hearts of all fortunate souls:

Guidance 1
(PDF, 1.5 Mb)

Guidance 2
(PDF, 3.8 Mb)

Guidance 3
(PDF, 3.7 Mb)

Guidance 4
(PDF, 4.7 Mb)

 

Autobiography of Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj
To try to describe unlimited glories of a Vaishnav is a very challenging task, and because the nature of Guru is beyond what we can grasp with our material intelligence and beyond what we can perceive with our material senses, it makes the task even harder. Presented here is an autobiographical discourse of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the current Acharya and Sevaite of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Remembering Early Days
"Today's day is accepted as the day of my birthday. I do not know by what pull I have come here. "Krishna is my mother, Krishna is my father"—I knew that from my childhood, I had such sukriti. Since my childhood I have always been inspired to read Srimad Bhagavad-gita."
Download / listen to the audio (3.6 Mb, 10 min | 29 September 2019)

PHOTO ALBUM
The photographs presented in this dedicated photo album are only a few glimpses into a particle of the service and contribution that His Divine Grace has made. May they however become a source of inspiration for the service and dedication to the lotus feet of Sri Gurudev that His Divine Grace embodies.

 


KIRTANS:
Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya | গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া
"When I examine myself for qualifications, I find none. Your mercy is everything. If you are not merciful to me, then, crying, I will no longer maintain my life."

 

Samsara-davanala | সংসার-দাবানল
"I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, the ocean of goodness who assumes the form of a cloud of mercy to deliver the souls burning in the blazing fire of material existence."

 

Sri-guru-charana-padma | শ্রীগুরুচরণ-পদ্ম
"I carefully offer my obeisance to Sri Guru's lotus feet, which are the sole abode of devotion. O brother! By his mercy we cross over this world and reach Krishna."

 

Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
"Srila Govinda Maharaj's dear successor, who is devoted to practising and preaching his teachings, is Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. All the Gurus in this succession are associates of Sri Gauranga—I pray for their remnants."

 

Ki rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! It is not possible to conquer maya by engaging in maya. I see no other way to get relief except for the mercy of sadhus."

 

 

Sri Rupa-manjari-pada | শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ
"The lotus feet of Sri Rupa Manjari are my wealth, my bhajan (service), my puja (worship), the wealth of my life, and whatever ornaments I may have. Her lotus feet are the very life of my life."

 

 

Amara jivana | আমার জীবন
"My life is always engrossed in sin. There is not a trace of piety within it. I have caused others so much anxiety and trouble. Such a sinner as I is shunned by devotees, and is a constant offender."

 

 

Gurudev bada krpa kari | গুরুদেব! বড় কৃপা করি’
"When, O master, will you mercifully grant this servant the qualification to do this? Then my heart will become steadfast, I will tolerate everything, and I will serve the Lord sincerely."

 

For the eternal benefit and pure nourishment of all living souls, we humbly present the links to the book-form compilations of holy discourses and articles emanating from the holy lotus mouth and hand of Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, available now for online reading, download, and distribution. May the divine glory of the transcendental treasure trove of these publications forever reside within the hearts of all fortunate souls:

Guidance 1
(PDF, 1.5 Mb)

Guidance 2
(PDF, 3.8 Mb)

Guidance 3
(PDF, 3.7 Mb)

Guidance 4
(PDF, 4.7 Mb)

 

 

 

    

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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“While wandering throughout samsara, some souls become aware of their true nature by associating with the sadhus.”

      

Chanting: Maha-Mantra and Bhajans
'A girl came to me yesterday and argued with me: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math follows mostly Guru, and Iskcon follows mostly Krishna; we chant so many bhajans, and they mostly chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra. I told her...'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 10/2020

26 October (Mon). Gaura Dashami. Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.

27 October (Tue). Gaura Ekadashi. Papankusha Ekadashi. Fast.

28 October (Wed). Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:44 and 9:29 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

31 October (Sat). Purnima. Sharadiya Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Srila Murari Gupta. Beginning of Urja Vrata, Damodar Vrata, Kartik Vrata and Niyam-seva Vrata.

NOVEMBER 2020

3 November (Tue). Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Srirup Puri Maharaj.

5 November (Thu). Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

6 November (Fri). Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

8 November (Sun). Krishna Ashtami. Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

9 November (Mon). Krishna Navami. The grand 126th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Founder-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhi Charan Das Babaji Maharaj.

11 November (Wed). Krishna Ekadashi. Rama Ekadashi. Fast.

12 November (Thu). Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:52 and 9:31 a.m. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

14 November (Sat). Krishna Chaturdashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles). on Vishnu Mandirs.

15 November (Sun). Amavasya. Dipavali. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles). on Vishnu Mandirs. Go Puja (cow-worship). and Go Krida (the pleasure of the cows).

16 November (Mon). Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja (before 9:04 a.m.). Grand Annakut Mahotsav ('Rice Mountain Festival'). at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in the Temple in Sri Gupta Govardhan.

17 November (Tue). Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Maharaj. Bhratri Dvitiya krityam (festival where brothers and sisters honour each other).

18 November (Wed). Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

19 November (Thu). Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

22 November (Sun). Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila Dhananjay Pandit, and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu. Sri Gopashtami, Sri Goshthastami, Go Puja, and Go Gras-dan.

26 November (Thu). Gaura Ekadashi. Sri Utthan Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

27 November (Fri). Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:03 and 8:16 a.m.

29 November (Sun). Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.

30 November (Mon). Purnima. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasa Bihari Jiu, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Sri Vrindavan. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya and Niyama-seva vratas when began from Purnima (as in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).

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.


 

Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
'Unanimously all of your godbrothers see within you the revelation of Sri Rupa and Srila Saraswati Thakur.'
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’

 

Going to be bed at 10 p.m. and waking up at 4-4:30 a.m. is sufficient for one's health.

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