Fri, 23 February 2018:
Other Desires
"People say, 'I am your, Gurudev,' but inside they have some other desire also. We may have no material desire, we may have some spiritual desire, but we cannot understand what is a material desire and what is a spiritual desire, or what Gurudev wants."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Thu, 22 February 2018:
"I am not hopeless"
"We try many things, but everything depends upon Lord Krishna, our Gurudev. He is our guardian, and we are all instruments. We only try our best, but the result will come through him. Many phone calls came today, but I told them, 'What is the problem?'"
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 9 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Wed, 21 February 2018:
We Forget
"The main thing that I want to tell everybody is that everybody is preaching, everybody knows everything, but sometimes because of the illusory environment, because our ego attacks us, we forget..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Evening Class in Kolkata (7 photographs, 0.4 Mb | 20 February 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives the evening class for the Western devotees assembled for Sri Gaura Purnima celebration with more devotees arriving in the coming days.

 

Tue, 20 February 2018:
Sri Vaishnava Calendar for 2018-2019
The calendar of auspicious days, festivals and fasting celebrated and observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for the following year (Sri Gaurabda 533, or 2018-2019) is now available online, both in English and Bengali.

Vaishnava Calendar (Google, android)
-Follow the link above
-Click on a "plus" sign at the bottom of the page to add it to your Google Calendar page
-If you are not logged in Google account, enter your login info
-The calendar will appear in your Google Calendar under "Other calendars"
-Final step, on your phone: synchronise your google account calendar in the settings of your phone. Restart your phone if the Calendar events do not appear immediately.

Note: the calendar has notifications set for the major dates, but you need to see the calendar settings in your phone to make sure you get these notifications. You can also receive notification by email, see the settings in your online Google calendar.

Vaishnava Calendar (iCal, Apple devices)
-Follow the link above
-Wait for a pop-up window, tap "add all" on top. All calendar events should be added to your calendar smoothly.

If you have questions or difficulty with uploading the Calendar to your device, you can get in touch with us at info.at.scsmathinternational.com.

 

Preaching and Rice Collection (8 photographs, 0.4 Mb | 19 February 2018)
Sharing a few photographs taken on the last day of rice collection, the total collection for the Math over the four days amounts to almost two tons of rice.

 

 

Mon, 19 February 2018:
শ্রীগৌড়ীয়-পর্ব্ব-তালিকা ৫৩২-৫৩৩
শুভ তিথি, একাদশী ও উপবাস তিথি, পরাণ সময় এবং আগামী বছরের মহোৎসব তিথি । এখন অনলাইনে পড়তে কিংবা PDF ডাউনলোড করতে পারেন ।
(Publishing the Bengali Vaishnava Calendar for the next year (2018-2019). Shall be available in English shortly.)

 

Preaching and Rice Collection (8 photographs, 0.7 Mb | 18 February 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues rice collection at the mills and distributors in West Bengal—the owners happily donate rice for the festival, with up to 50kg of rice being collected at some places.

 

— · Sri Gaura Purnima Festival Invitation · —
nadiya udayagiri purna-chandra gaura-hari
krpa kari ha-ila udaya
papa-tamo haila nasa, tri-jagatera ullasa,
jagabhari hari-dhvani haya
"By His causeless mercy the full moon Gaurahari arose in the district of Nadia, which is compared to Udayagiri, where the sun first becomes visible—His rising in the sky destroyed the darkness of sin; all three worlds became joyful and chanted the Holy Name of the Lord."

Dear respected Devotees, Friends and Well-Wishers,

On behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the Sevaite-President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we are bowing down at your holy feet and extending an invitation to join our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math during the annual week-long grand festival celebrating the Divine Appearance of Lord Gaurasundar that manifested this year between 25 February and 3 March 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, are holding special programmes of worship, parikrama, revered offerings, kirtan, lectures, prasad distribution, as well as 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.

Shall you have any enquiries or wish to notify us of your arrival, we will be happy to hear from you at info.at.scsmathinternational.com.

 


Please remember:

Proceed and Increase
"I am inviting all devotees to come to Nabadwip to see any festival or for the Gaura Purnima festival. Come as soon as possible; as much as it is in my power, as much as I can help anyone, I will try. Please come to Nabadwip."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 17 June 2001)

Practise. Serve. Believe.
"Come. Come for Gaura Purnima, come for the parikrama of Virachandrapur in February. Mahaprabhu went there, Nityananda Prabhu came there to take the darshan of Mahaprabhu, and His mercy is unlimited. When you do parikrama of the Holy Dham, your parikrama of the material world comes to an end, you will not have to come back." (11 December 2011)

Knock, Knock! (Ahvana Poem)
"Who is your friend? Your friend has come to your house as a beggar and prays to you, 'Please chant the Name of Krishna! Come with us!' Just like a beggar he comes to you, but you cannot recognise him."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 28 February 2012)

"I am touching your feet—please come!"
"Gurudev says, 'I am folding my hands, I am touching your feet—please come at Gaura Purnima!' How many more times will you come to this world? Those who do this Nabadwip Dham parikrama with devotees do no have to wander any longer in these three worlds."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 28 February 2012)

Come to your home
"I pray to you all that you come every year. You may think, 'How will the money come?' But if you have a strong desire, Mahaprabhu will send you the money to come here." (9 March 2012)

Strike While the Iron Is Hot
"You think, 'I will chant the Holy Name tomorrow—I will wait today, and from tomorrow I will start.' Are you sure you are going to be in this world tomorrow?"
or Download the audio (3.9 Mb, 12 min | 26 May 2015)

 

Sun, 18 February 2018:
Association and Assimilation
"Remember Nityananda Prabhu's tolerance and patience. If somebody tells you something bad, you become upset, you get angry, but this is not your conception—your Gurudev never taught you this, Nityananda Prabhu never taught you this."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 27 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 17 February 2018:
Preaching and Rice Collection
Day One
(1.1 Mb)
(15 February 2018)

Busy with the preparations for the coming festivals, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is taking one more trip to remote corners of West Bengal to nourish devotees, as well as collect rice. Sharing photographs taken during the first and the second days of the preaching and collection programmes.

Day Two
(1 Mb)
(16 February 2018)

 

Fri, 16 February 2018: (Disappearance of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj)
Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Bhajan Kutir
"This place where we are sitting now is the samadhi mandir and the bhajan kutir of Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. We are paying obeisance to his place. He is our Guru parampara..."

Ei-bara karuna kara vaisnava gosai
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."
[Chanted at the bhajan kutir of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj during the second day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama in 2017.]
Download (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 9 March 2017 | Kirtan)

 

~ Pranam-mantra ~

gaura-vrajasritasesair
vaisnavair vandya-vigraham
jagannatha-prabhum vande
premabdhim vrddha-vaisnavam

"I offer my obeisance unto my lord, the ocean of divine love, Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. He is the senior-most devotee, and worshipped by all who have taken shelter in Sri Nabadwip Dham and Sri Vraja Dham."

 

Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj
"One day Srila Jagannath Das Babaji received a divine call from Radharani saying, 'Why are you staying in Vrindavan? You must go to Nabadwip!' He could not walk, so his servant Bihari Das carried him in a basket on his head to Nabadwip."

Go-Astami
"Feed the cows, give some garland to the cows, give some sweets to the cows. When Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj got some pranami, he would buy sweets and give them to the cows..."
Download (1 Mb, 2 min | 14 November 2010)

 

SONG: Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
"The foremost devotees of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur are Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan and Srila Jagannath Das Babaji. All the Gurus in this succession are associates of Sri Gauranga. I pray for their remnants."

SONG: Ye anila prema dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"I will break my head on a rock, I will enter into fire. Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

 

In honour of Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj's disappearance:

Reforming Others
Three educational stories from the life of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and his disciple Sripad B.D. Madhav Maharaj.
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 12 May 2012)

Guru Consciousness, Service Consciousness
"I heard from Gurudev, one time it was Janmastami, and Madhav Maharaj (his brahmachari name was Hayagriva Prabhu) had some service in Delhi, so he had to travel by train on the Janmastami day...."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 25 December 2010)

Continuous Service
"It happened after Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's time. One time, Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj and one more sannyasi—three disciples of Prabhupad—were sitting in one room..."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 7 August 2011)

 

Thu, 15 February 2018:
Foster Devotional Feelings
"What do I want? I do not want wealth, knowledge, beautiful companions—all these things that the outside people are so proud of... If you run behind the illusory environment—enjoyment and liberation—Krishna will give it to you, but what will you think after that?"
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 27 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 14 February 2018: (Sri Sivaratri)
Visiting Sri Tarakeswar Temple
(12 photographs, 0.8 Mb | 13 February 2018)
Photographs taken during the last evening at the temple of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan jiu in Tarakeswar. His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj speaks about the glories of Lord Siva and encourages devotees to practise properly.

 

In honour of Sri Sivaratri:

devadidevam-ahibhusanam-indukasam
panchananam pasupatim varadam prasannam
gangadharam pranatapalakamasutosam
vande sadasiva-haripriya-chandramaulim

"The chief of the Devas, whose body is decorated by snakes, whose body shines like the moon, who has five heads, who carries his weapon known as Pasupat, who gives boons, who is of satisfied nature, who holds the Ganga on his head, who maintains those who give obeisance to him, who is easily pleased—I offer my obeisances to Sada Siva, who is dear to Hari, and whose crown is the moon."

 

Sivji Maharaj and Nandi: Journey to Sri Nabadwip Dham
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is telling how Sri Sada Siva Gangadhar and Nandi came to the Math: "So many things have happened, and it was all like a miracle..."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min)

Gopeshwar Mahadev's Surrender
"...Lord Siva entered the rasa-mancha in this mood, and Krishna understood who had come. Everyone wondered where the new gopi had come from and why Krishna was giving her so much honour."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min)

শিবজী মহারাজ : পরম বৈষ্ণব (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"কেউ বলে, 'তুমি শিব ভক্ত, আমি কৃষ্ণ ভক্ত !' এরকম বলবেন না । শিব আর কৃষ্ণ আলাদাও নয়, আবার শিব আর কৃষ্ণ একও নয় । শিব হচ্ছেন কৃষ্ণের অংশবিশেষ । শিব ভগবানের সেবক, শিবজী মহারাজ পরমভক্ত ।"

 

Tue, 13 February 2018:
Bhava-Rog Doctor
"When you get sick, you see a doctor—the doctor gives you medicine, you take it and get well. Here, to cure your disease of material existence, the doctor actually comes to your house and tells you what things you must avoid to remove your illusory environment."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 27 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

 

 

    

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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“If you want to chant the Name of Krishna, then associate with sadhus and leave behind the desires for enjoyment, liberation, and supernatural power.”

      

One-Way Ticket to the World of Faith
'You have taken initiation and have already got the passport, but now you need to get the visa. The kind of visa you will get depends upon your service, whether you get a tourist visa, a working visa, a permanent visa, or a business visa, depends upon your service...'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 02/2018

25. (Sun) Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

26. (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. Amalaki Ekadashi. Fast. Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Ishodyan, Sri Yoga Pith (Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance place), Srivas Angan, Sri Nrisimha Mandir, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Murari Gupta Bhavan, Sri Chaitanya Math, the Temple of Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari and Sriman Mahaprabhu surrounded by the Acharyas of the four Vaishnava sampradayas, Srila Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Kazi Samadhi, Sharadanga Sri Jagannath Mandir, Sridhar Angan, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip.

27. (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:06 and 9:55 a.m. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Parikrama of Praudha Maya, Vriddha Shiva, Sri Vishnu Priya's Deity of Sri Gauranga, Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, Sri Koladwip, and other places.

28. (Wed) Gaura Trayodashi. Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunj, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places.

CALENDAR FOR 03/2018

1. (Thu) Adhivas of the appearance of Sri Gauranga. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip, Old Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir, Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place, and the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari and Vasudev Datta Thakur.

2. (Fri) Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Grand festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.End of year 532 Gaurabda.

3. (Sat) Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 6:03 and 9:54 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Start of year 533 Gaurabda.

6. (Tue) Festival at the appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sripat Hapaniya. Appearance of the Holy Deities of Sripat Hapaniya, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj. Pancham Dol.

9. (Fri) Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

11. (Sun) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vigraha Bhiksu Goswami Maharaj.

13. (Tue) Papa Vimochani Ekadashi. Fast.

14. (Wed) Paran between 5:53 and 9:49 a.m. Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur, Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

22. (Thu) Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

24. (Sat) Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

25. (Sun) Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

27. (Tue) Kamada Ekadashi. Fast.

28. (Wed) Paran between 5:48 and 9:42 a.m. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

31. (Sat) Purnima. Vasanta Rasa of Sri Krishna. Rasa Yatra of Sri Balaram. Appearance of Srila Vamshi Vadanananda Thakur and Srila Shyamananda Prabhu.

 

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.


 

Durlabha manava-janma
'Time has passed as I have been busy in my material life, and I have got nothing—only became burdened.'
দুর্লভ মানব জন্ম

 

Prabhu, my only disease is that I could not finish my chanting of the Holy Name...
That is my disease. My body is not sick, only my mind is sick.

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