Mon, 28 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month; ekadasi paran is 5:30-9:28 a.m.)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 20 September 2020)

 

Sun, 27 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month; Sri Padmini Ekadasi)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 20 September 2020)

 


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"
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"No Other Shelter"
"Mahadvadasi"
"Ekadasi and liberation"
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices"
"Yogini Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi: Historical Background"
"Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service"
Ekadasi Struggle?

 

Sat, 26 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month; tomorrow is Sri Padmini Ekadasi)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 20 September 2020)

 

Fri, 25 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 20 September 2020)

News from Sri Nrisingha Palli: Construction Progress
(24 September 2020 | 23 photographs, 2 Mb)
His Divine Grace Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj pays a visit to Sri Nrisingha Palli temple to observe the progress of the construction works—as the new top floor above the nat mandir is getting painted and nearing its completion, the new guest house is rapidly growing, manifesting its magnificent form.

 

Thu, 24 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 8 min | 20 September 2020)

 

Wed, 23 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 20 September 2020)

 

Tue, 22 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 20 September 2020)

 

Mon, 21 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 20 September 2020)

 

"Two days ago, Purushottam Month started. It is a very auspicious month—just like niyom-seva, kartik-vrata, like Kartik month and Damodar month. This is a very auspicious month. At this time, all Gaudiya Vaishnavs follow this Purushottam month, they show their respect for Purushottam month from their hearts."

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

His Divine Grace mentions that the holy prayers of Sri Siksastakam can be sung during this month:

Sri Sri Siksastakam [all on one page, with audio]
"If you aspire to chant the Name of Krishna, then, with great care, become qualified to do so. Give up your false ego, and always consider yourself lower than grass, poor, needy, and mean. Practise tolerance like a tree..."
Song 1: Pita-varana kali-pavana gora
Song 2: Tunhu daya-sagara tarayite prani
Song 3: Sri-krsna-kirtane yadi manasa tohara
Song 4: Prabhu tava pada-yuge mora nivedana
Song 5: Anadi karama-phale padi' bhavarnava-jale
Song 6: Aparadha-phale mama chitta bhela vajra-sama
Song 7: Ga-ite ga-ite nama ki dasa haila
Song 8: Bandhu-gana! sunaha vachana mora

 

Sun, 20 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 9 August 2020)

(১২) শ্রীশ্রীঋতুদ্বীপ ও শ্রীরাধাকুণ্ড বর্ণন (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"দেখিতে দেখিতে তবে, রাতুঃপুর চলে সবে, দেখি সেই নগরের শোভা । প্রভু নিত্যানন্দ বলে, ঋতুদ্বীপে আইল চলে, এই স্থানে অতি মনোলোভা ॥ বৃক্ষ সব নতশির, পবন বহয়ে ধীর, কুসুম ফুটেছে চারিভিত । ভৃঙ্গের ঝঙ্কার রব, কুসুমের গন্ধাসব, মাতায় পথিকগণ চিত ॥"

 

Sat, 19 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 13 September 2020)

 

"Guru is the divine messenger of immortal hope and joy in this mortal and miserable world. His advent is the most auspicious and happy event to the suffering animation and can be compared to the rising of the morning star that can guide the traveller lost in the desert. A gentle touch of Sri Guru's merciful hand can wipe away the incessant tears from all weeping eyes. Oh the day when this poor soul realises the causeless grace of Sri Gurudev."

(Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sri Guru and His Grace)

 


 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

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."

 

Dear Devotees, Friends, and Well-Wishers,

Please accept our humble obeisance at your holy feet.

Bowing down at your holy feet, we would like to extend a humble and earnest invitation to your holy self to join the grand celebration of the holy appearance day of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Sri Srimad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj that mercifully manifests this year on 17 October 2020 (Saturday).

Although, due to the current government restrictions, it is not certain yet as to where the main celebration shall take place, the festival of Hari-kirtan, Hari-katha, and prasad-seva will be held in every temple, house and jubilant heart where Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is established, and we shall feel blessed to have your holy association on this holy day.

As every year, this supremely auspicious day also offers us an opportunity of special service in the form of submitting written Sri Vyasa Puja Homage (heart-felt prayers, worshipful glorification, earnest expressions of honour, reverence, and adoration) unto the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace. In this regard, we welcome all devotees and well-wishers to submit their offerings by 13 October the latest to be able to present it to His Divine Grace timely.

Taking your feet dust on our heads, we humbly pray that this supremely worshippable appearance day of Sri Gurupadpadma, celebrated with much joy and grandeur by the fortunate souls throughout the entire manifest creation, may pass auspiciously in Hari-katha, Hari-kirtan, and Hari-seva that are so dear to the hearts of Sri Guru, Vaishnavs, and the Lord.

Your aspiring servants at
scsmathinternational.com

Email address for enquiry and Sri Vyasa Puja Homage Offerings:
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 

Fri, 18 September 2020 (Beginning of Sri Purushottam Month)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 13 September 2020)

পুরুষোত্তম-মাস
"এ বৎসর অধি-মাস বা পুরুষোত্তম-মাস সমুপস্থির হইয়া জীবের জাগাকে অধিক কৃষ্ণসেবানুকূল্যময় করিয়াছেন । পুরুষোত্তম-মাস, ভগবান পুরুষোত্তমের ন্যায় সর্ব্বগুণাধার এবং অন্যান্য সমস্ত মাসের মুকুটমণি স্বরূপ ।"

 

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
“Give up attachment to material activity and endeavours based on knowledge and yoga. Avoid 'monkey renunciation', in which there is only bodily enjoyment.”

      

Sujanarvuda Radhita Pada Yugam
'...His lotus feet are worshipped by millions of virtuous souls and fulfil the desires of those who dispel souls' fears. Eternally I offer my obeisance to my master's worshippable feet.'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 09/2020

27 September (Sun). Gaura Ekadashi. Padmini Ekadashi. Fast.

28 September (Mon). Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:30 and 9:28 a.m.

 

CALENDAR FOR 10/2020

13 October (Tue). Krishna Ekadashi. Parama Ekadashi. Fast.

14 October (Wed). Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:37 and 8:20 a.m.

17 October (Sat). Gaura Pratipad. Appearance festival of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Acharya and Sevaite Ananta-sri-vibhusita Om Visnupad Paramahamsa-kula-chudamani Visva-varenya Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

19 October (Mon). Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.

20 October (Tue). Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj.

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.


 

Ke yabi ke yabi
'All souls have thus been delivered by the winds of divine love. Only Lochan Das has fallen and remained behind, as a result of his sins.'
কে যাবি কে যাবি

 

What did Gurudev keep us here for? He kept us here only to protect his temple,
to preach—for his mission.

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