Wed, 19 December 2018:
Pitfalls of Vaishnav Seva [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"If you do Vaishnav seva, you will get good result, but if you become proud of yourself or some pratistha comes to you, then you will be in danger. If you indulge your ego and run behind pratistha, then you will become very heavy and your boat will sink. Always be careful that such things do not come to your heart."

Подводные камни вайшнава-севы [9 декабря 2018]
«Если вы совершаете вайшнава-севу, вы обретете хороший результат, но если вы начнете гордиться собой или у вас появится пратиштха, тогда вы в беде. Если же будете потакать эго и гнаться за пратиштхой, тогда станете тяжелым и лодка пойдет ко дну. Будьте всегда осторожны, чтобы такие вещи не появились у вас в сердце».

 

— · Sri Vyasa Puja Invitation · —
Dear Godbrothers and Sisters, Devotees and Friends,
This year, the supremely auspicious day of the divine advent of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Ananta-sri-vibhusita Paramahamsa-kula-chudamani Jagad-Guru Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj manifests on a Monday, 24 December 2018.
On this day, the members of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, under the guidance and in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of the worshippable President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Sri Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, shall hold a special programme of worship, revered offerings, kirtan, lectures, glorification of Sri Guru and Vaishnavs, as well as prasad distribution and many other devotional activities.
We shall feel obliged to have the kind company of you and your friends for this celebration to enhance this great festival at our centres in India, as well as branches worldwide.


Note: Some of the preparations known to be favourite to His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: Rice, mung or chana dal, stir-fried karela, sak, posto bora, aloo siddho (boiled potato, mashed with chilli and salt), cauliflower pakoras, singara (samosa), mixed vegetable subji, paneer rasa, boiled potato, tomato chutney, achar (pickle), avocado salad (with a little salt and olive oil), cucumber salad, mango, paramanna (sweet rice), rasagullas, sandesh, a cake, vanilla ice-cream.

 

Tue, 18 December 2018: (Sri Moksada Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is 10:05 a.m.-4:52 p.m.)
Preaching in Khatmandu (December 2018 | 50 photographs, 3.5 Mb)
Spreading his causeless mercy and carrying the ever-victorious banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Nepal as a part of the current extensive preaching programmes. Sharing photographs from the first part of the tour taking place in Kathmandu: numerous preaching programmes at schools and devotees' homes arranged by the devotees for the benefit of the fortunate souls.

Preaching in Jhapa (December 2018 | 24 photographs, 1.7 Mb)
Photographs from the second part of the tour in Jhapa district: His Divine Grace attends further programmes at schools and devotees' homes, as well as bestows special mercy in the form of Sri Harinam onto the fortunate seekers.

 

Preaching in Kakarvitta (December 2018 | 29 photographs, 2.7 Mb)
At the end of the Nepalese tour, His Divine Grace visits Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math preaching centre in Kakarvitta, after which returns with the devotees to India via Siliguri.

 

 


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)
Yogini Ekadasi

 

Mon, 17 December 2018: (Tomorrow is Sri Moksada Ekadasi)
The Wanted and The Unwanted [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We do not have time to chant the Holy Name, but we have time to talk and gossip with others. This is a waste of time. Days are passing; practise Krishna consciousness. Set some time aside to practise Krishna consciousness. In devotional practice, many unwanted things, many bad qualities come—we must be always alert and careful with that."

Желательное и нежелательное [9 декабря 2018]
«У нас нет времени повторять Святое Имя, но у нас есть время на разговоры и сплетни. Это пустая трата времени. Время идет, практикуйте сознание Кришны. Находите время для служения гуру, вайшнавам, Бхагавану. В преданной практике возникает много нежелательных вещей, много плохих качеств. Мы должны быть внимательны и осторожны с этим».

 

Sun, 16 December 2018:
Religion of the Soul [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We are eternal servants of Krishna. This is what we have forgotten, and this is what Gurus come to this world to remind us about. We preach jaiva-dharma—religion of the soul. We all have one religion—this religion is service to the Lord, chanting the Name of the Lord."

Религия души [9 декабря 2018]
«Мы вечные слуги Кришны. Об этом-то мы и забыли, и как раз для того, чтобы напомнить нам об этом, гуру и приходят в этот мир. Мы проповедуем джайва-дхарму: религию души. У нас всех одна религия, и эта религия — служение Богу, повторение Имени Бога».

 

Sat, 15 December 2018:
Our Identity [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"As you sow so you reap—if I cannot chant the Holy Name in this life, I will have to come back next life. There are 37 000 jiva souls standing in the queue at every moment, and only one of them gets a human birth. What happends to the rest of the 36 999 souls?"

Кто мы [9 декабря 2018]
«Что посеешь, то и пожнешь. Если в этой жизни я не смогу повторять Святое Имя, мне придется вернуться в следующей жизни, и никто не знает, что за жизнь я получу. Каждое мгновение в очереди стоит 37 000 душ и лишь одна из них получает человеческое рождение. Что происходит с остальными 36 999 душами?»

 

Fri, 14 December 2018:
Wait No More [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"You have found a bona fide Guru—there is no need to wait any longer! Take shelter of the lotus feet of Gurudev and all these miseries will be over. Have faith. Promise to me that you will not forget Krishna."

Не нужно ждать [9 декабря 2018]
«Вы нашли подлинного гуру: вам больше не нужно ждать, не нужно откладывать! Примите убежище у лотосных стоп Гурудева, и всем этим страданиям настанет конец. Верьте. Пообещайте мне, что не забудете Кришну».

 

Thu, 13 December 2018: (Deity Installation Anniversary in Sri Puri Dham)
Sadhus' Blessing [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"People come to me and ask, "Maharaj, give me your blessing (asirvad)." Do you know what kind of blessing we give? May you have a good husband, may you have a good wife, may you have a good job, etc.—we do not wish for this. Vaishnavs go house to house distributing such wealth to people by which all the things of this world seem insignificant."

Благословения садху [9 декабря 2018]
«Люди приходят ко мне, предлагают поклоны и просят: „Махарадж, пожалуйста, благословите“. Вы знаете, какое благословение мы даем? Пусть у тебя будет хороший муж, хорошая жена, хорошая работа — мы не желаем ничего такого. Вайшнавы ходят от дома к дому, раздавая такое великое сокровище, что, обретя его, все вещи этого мира теряют всякую ценность».

 


Puri Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math: Jagannathdev and His Dham
Chapter 23 from Affectionate Guidance by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj that relates the history of our Puri Temple, Deities and the proper mood when visiting Sri Puri Dham.

SONG: Jaya guru maharaja karuna-sagara | জয় গুরু মহারাজ করুণাসাগর
Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya arati: "Glory to Guru Maharaj, Sri Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, an ocean of mercy. He manifested the effulgent service of Nitai Chaitanyadev in Nilachal for the benefit of the entire world."

SONG: Parama karuna | পরম করুণ
"Nitai and Gaurachandra are the two most merciful Lords. They are the best, the crest-jewels, of all Avatars and the only source of joy."

 

Sri Puri Dham: Page 1 | Page 2
Darshan of Sri Sri Nitai Chaitanyadev and Their Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Sri Puri Dham (photographs taken and posted in 2015 at the time of Sri Puri Dham pilgrimage).

 

 

Distributors of Mercy
"Today is the appearance day of Nitai Gaurachandra in Puri. Actually, you know that Deities always come through devotees—the Lord takes the hand of His devotee and comes in the form of a Deity..."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 11 December 2010)

First Visit to Sri Puri Dham
"This temple was made by the mercy of Gurudev, although it is a very small temple, but it is very nice and sweet. I came to Puri first time through service—without service Gurudev would not have sent me here and I would not come myself."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 6 April 2013)

 

On the Way to Sri Puri Dham (Divine Guidance, chapter 2):
"We are not going sightseeing but we are going to a place of pilgrimage, a holy place. Going there will purify us—body, mind, and soul."

 

Wed, 12 December 2018:
Devious Distractor [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"Chant Hare Krishna and Maya Devi will go away, but she will stand nearby—as soon as you get weak again, she will attack. She is always roaming everywhere waiting to seize you, and once she seizes you she will not let you go."

Козни Майи [9 декабря 2018]
«Повторяйте Харе Кришна, и Майа Деви уйдет, но она останется поблизости: как только вы снова ослабнете, она нападет на вас. Она всегда блуждает повсюду в ожидании, когда на вас можно будет напасть, и когда она вас схватит, она уже не опустит».

 

Tue, 11 December 2018:
What Is Vaishnav Seva? [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We did not come here to become Vaishnavs—we must become servants of the servants of Vaishnavs. We must not think how we can please ourselves—we must think how we can please our Gurudev. We must not only say, 'Oh, their feet dust is the means of my subsistence.' We must have faith."

Что такое вайшнава-сева? [9 декабря 2018]
«Мы не приходим сюда для того, чтобы стать вайшнавами: мы должны стать слугами слуг вайшнавов. Мы не должны думать о том, как нам получить удовольствие; мы должны думать о том, как нам принести радость Гурудеву. Мы должны не только повторять: „Пыль с их стоп — мои пять видов пищи“. Мы должны верить в это».

 

Mon, 10 December 2018:
"O Vaishnav Thakur!" [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We cannot have the darshan of Lord Siva with these eyes. Do we have the eyes? We have the eyes for maya—we always see the things of illusory world. Devotees pray to Lord Siva for forgiveness of their offences. If you ask him for forgiveness, he is very merciful, he can remove your offences..."

«О вайшнав тхакур!» [9 декабря 2018]
«Этими глазами мы не можем получить даршан Господа Шивы. Есть ли у нас глаза? У нас есть глаза для майи: мы только видим вещи иллюзорного мира. Преданные молятся Господу Шиве о прощении оскорблений. Если вы попросите у него прощения, он очень милостив и может устранить ваши оскорбления».

Preaching Programme in Tarakeshwar: Day Two
(9 December 2018 | 29 photographs, 2.7 Mb)
The second part of the preaching programme in Tarakeshwar: His Divine Grace leads Harinam sankirtan to the temple of Sri Taraknath Sivji Maharaj in downtown Tarakeshwar and blesses devotees with the further flow of Hari-katha.

Morning class
• Always chant Krishna Nam • Karma and seva: poison and benefit • Darshan of Lord Siva • Feet dust • Brahma's disillusionment • Maya Devi attacks the weak • Meaning of asirvad (blessing) • Jivan Chakravarti and Sanatan Goswami's touchstone • Having no faith is greatest offence • Mahaprabhu's talk with Ramananda Ray • Prahlad Maharaj's devotion • Jiva souls' coming and going • Indra's curse • Jaiva dharma • Humility • Read books and practise sincerely • Sanatan Goswami's Vaishnav seva • Draupadi's Vaishnava seva • Leaving visaya (Sanatan Goswami, Raghunath Das Goswami)
Download the audio (32.9 Mb, 93 min | 9 December 2018 | Bengali)

Morning programme kirtans
• Gurudev krpa-bindu diya • Ei-bara karuna kara Vaisnava Gosai • Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Raya • Gaurangera duti pada • Bhaja re bhaja re amara • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download the audio (14.2 Mb, 40 min | 9 December 2018)

 

Sun, 9 December 2018:
Preaching Programme in Tarakeshwar
(8 December 2018 | 20 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a large preaching programme arranged by the devotees in Tarakeshwar. Sharing the photographs taken during the evening programme on the first day.

Evening arati
• Sri Gaura Arati (Kiba jaya jaya Gaurachander) • Sri Saraswat Arati (Jayare jayare jaya gaura-sarasvati) • Hare Krishna maha-mantra • Jaya dhvani.
Download the audio (10 Mb, 28 min | 8 December 2018)

Evening class
• Vandana • Jaiva dharma • Tarakeshwar temple background • Mahaprabhu's advent and stay in Puri • Human birth and promise • Sadhus' mission • Daily service in Krishna's family • Kali-yuga's dharma • Devotee and barber • Real connection through a real Guru • Harinam and Nama-aparadh • Conscious service
Download the audio (35.7 Mb, 99 min | 8 December 2018 | Bengali)

 


Sri Govinda Parivar (23 June 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's letter on the initiating Gurus offering fundamental guidelines for all members of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the proper mood, creed, and behaviour.

Sri Govinda Parivar (23 de junio de 2018)
Una carta de Su Divina Gracia, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj acerca de los Gurus iniciadores ofreciendo una guía fundamental para todos los miembros del Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math acerca del humor, la convicción y el comportamiento apropiados.

«Шри Говинда-парибара» (23 июня 2018 года)
Письмо Его Божественной Милости Ом Вишнупада Шрилы Бхакти Нирмала Ачарьи Махараджа на тему инициирующих гуру, содержащее в себе оснопологающее руководство для всех членов Шри Чайтанья Сарасват Матха о том, какими должны быть наши идеалы, настроение и поведение.

 

 

 

    

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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Brother, single-mindedly serve the son of Sachi. Then you will give up your pride in your caste and class.”

      

Rupa Goswami: Meeting Mahaprabhu
'Due to the great crowds in Prayaga, Mahaprabhu went to a place called Dasasvamedha ghat. It was there that the Lord instructed Sri Rupa Goswami and empowered him in the philosophy of devotional service.'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 12/2018

19. (Wed) Paran between 10:05 a.m. and 4:52 p.m.

24. (Mon) Krishna Dvitiya. The grand 90th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

25. (Tue) Festivals at the appearance place of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his youth Pastimes place: Bamunpara and Nadan Ghat.

26. (Wed) Krishna Chaturthi. Disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.

 

CALENDAR FOR 01/2019

1. (Tue) Saphala Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit, Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj.

2. (Wed) Paran between 9:49 and 9:55 a.m. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.

3. (Thu) Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit, Srila Uddharan Das Thakur.

6. (Sun) Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

9. (Wed) Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit.

13. (Sun) Gaura Saptami. Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas.

15. (Tue) Gaura Navami. Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila.

17. (Thu) Putrada Ekadashi. Fast. Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

18. (Fri) Paran between 6:26 and 10:00 a.m.

21. (Mon) Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnava Maharaj.

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.


 

Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam
'He is the best of the paramahamsas and the guardian of the supreme wealth (Krsna-prema). He accepted the robes of a sannyasi to deliver the fallen. His feet are served by the best of the sannyasis. Eternally I offer my obeisance to my master's feet.'
সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং

 

We are all in one family, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that is Chaitanya Saraswata paribar, and if we can going on smoothly, if we can going on truly, we will get a good result.

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