Mon, 21 August 2017:
Be Great. Be Strong
"Stay together, continue preaching movement, invite devotees. I am very happy with your preaching. You can go to other countries from time to time—to Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and so on. You can travel everywhere and preach. You will be an example for the whole world."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 22 August 2011)

 

Sun, 20 August 2017:
Straight Line
"Krishna's Name, this Hare Krishna maha-mantra, is nondifferent from the Lord. Krishna's Name, beauty, pastimes, associates are non-different from Krishna Himself, and only Krishna Himself or His associates can give Krishna, can give Krishna's Name to others."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 4 min | 22 August 2011)

 

— · Sri Vyasa Puja Announcement · —
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 dandavat pranam at your holy feet.

The most worshippable day of the divine appearance of our Spiritual Master Ananta-sri-vibhusita Om Visnupad Paramahamsa-kula-chudamani Visva-varenya Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj manifests this year on Thursday, 21 September 2017. On this occasion we humbly bow down at your feet and pray to you that you may find it possible to bless us by your presence at the festival dedicated to this holy event that shall be adorned with holy services and devotional activities such as kirtans, lectures, special offering of worship, prasad seva, etc. here in India or at any of our affiliated centres worldwide.

We would also like to invite everybody to send in their Vyasa Puja offerings of prayers, homage, and worship to be presented to His Divine Grace on this holy occasion. We request everybody to send their letters not later than 17 September 2017 in order to be able to present the offerings timely and duly. Our email address is: info.at.scsmathinternational.com.

Your aspiring servants at,
SCSMathInternational.com

 

Sat, 19 August 2017:
Proper Channel and Approach
"We do not go directly to Lord Krishna or Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu—we go for association, we go to great Vaishnavs, then our Guru. This is how we go to the Lord Himself. If you take another train, it will not fulfil your desire and take you to your goal."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 22 August 2011)

 

Essential Service
"Krishna Himself comes in the form of the Guru, and if we do not understand the Guru, then we cannot understand anything. Sadhu-sanga does not mean eating with the sadhu, sleeping with the sadhusadhu-sanga means following the sadhu's order, instruction."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 3 min | 22 August 2011)

 


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)

 

Thu, 17 August 2017:
Krishna's Childhood Pastimes
"Although Krishna lived in Nanda-gram, He spent much time playing with His cowherd boyfriends in Gokul. He showed so many things in His pastimes—He played with cows and dust of Vrindavan (dhuli-khela), He ate soil, He killed demons..."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 22 August 2011)

 

Wed, 16 August 2017: (Sri Nandotsav, appearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj)
Beacon Light
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is giving a concise account of the close relationship between Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 10 March 2016)

Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad
"Without his mercy we would not have been able to think anything today, but we are very happy and we are making today a festival for Srila Swami Maharaj, on his appearance day. Everybody must pray for his mercy."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 15 August 2009)

 

Sri Nandotsav:
"Today we are also making a big festival—we must make Nanda Maharaj happy."

~Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj

 

namah om visnupadaya krsna-presthaya bhutale
swami sri bhaktivedanta prabhupadaya te namah
gurvajnam sirasi-dhrtva saktyavesa sva-rupine
hare-krsneti mantrena pascatya-prachya-tarine
visvacharya prabaryaya divya karunya murtaye
sri bhagavata-madhurya-gita-jnana pradayine
gaura-sri-rupa-siddhanta-saraswati nisevine
radha-krsna-padambhoja-bhrngaya gurave namah
"I offer my humble obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is Krishna's beloved associate and who came down to this plane from Goloka. Taking the order of his guru on his head, he is the saktyavesa (empowered) avatar of Nityananda Prabhu personified. He distributed the Hare Krishna mantra all over the Eastern and Western world, delivering and uplifting all fallen souls. He is the best of millions of Jagad Gurus, because he is the personification of divine mercy. He has distributed the sweet nectar of Srimad Bhagavatam and the transcendental knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad-gita all over the world. He is constantly engaged in exclusive devotional service to Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura, Srila Rupa Goswami, and Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu. I offer my humble obeisances unto Srila Prabhupada, who is like a bumble-bee always tasting the nectar of the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha and Govinda."

 

Tue, 15 August 2017: (Sri Krishna Janmastami, full fast till midnight, then no grains)
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Service Festival
"We should actually be more affectionate with Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda. Tomorrow is actually the main day—today we are fasting for the Lord, but tomorrow we are making a festival for Nanda Maharaj."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 22 August 2011)

 

dadhi-mathana-ninadais-tyakta-nidrah prabhate
nibhrta-padam agaram ballavinam pravistah
mukha-kamala-samirair asu nirvapya dipan
kavalita-navanitah patu mam bala-krsnah

"That child Krsna, who, awakening by the sound of butter-churning, stealthily enters the homes of the cowherd ladies, swiftly blows out the lamps with the breeze of His lotus mouth and devours the fresh butter—may He kindly protect me."
~Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Appearance of Lord Krishna
"This festival is celebrated all over the world, and you heard that even in Nabadwip Dham many people do not know about Krishna consciousness, do not know about Rupa Goswami's line, but they know Krishna and they fast the whole day and night for Krishna."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 7 min | 14 August 2009)

Emporium of All Rasa
"In Krishna-lila, everything is there—santa-, dasya-, sakhya-, vatsalya-, madhura-rasa—that is why Krishna is considered the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
or Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 20 August 2011)

Sri Krishna Janmastami: Celebrate and Realise
"What we are making the Janmastami festival for? To show ourselves and our big ego? No, we are making this festival to give much nourishment to the devotees through Hari-katha, through Krishna-katha, by giving good things to them."
or Download the audio (9.3 Mb, 27 min | 22 August 2011)

Sri Krishna Janmastami: Surrender and Practise Daily
"We have to understand Krishna's Pastimes. We have to be niskama bhakta: we must have no material desire, and we must not ask Krishna for anything."
Download the audio (3.5 Mb | 18 August 2014)

Sri Krishna Janmastami: Path Back to Home
"We are taking so many things, but our hunger will not finish, there will always be some material desire. But if you surrender to Krishna, to His devotee, and if you worship Krishna, if you chant the Holy Name of Krishna, you will get real benefit, you can go to your real home."
Download the audio (10 Mb | 18 August 2014)

 


Sri Krishna Janmastami and Sri Nandotsav 2014
Photographs from the festival celebrated in Sri Nabadwip Dham, West Bengal, India under the guidance of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

Sri Krishna Janmastami and Sri Nandotsav 2015
Photographs of the grand festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, celebrated in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

Sri Krishna Janmastami Adhivas 2016 (8 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
Several photographs taken last night during the evening programme in honour of the appearance day of Lord Sri Krishna, held peacefully and beautifully in the shade of the lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj in the company of dignitary devotees and Vaishnavs.

 


SONG: Suno he rasika-jana | শুনহে রসিক জন
"The transcendental qualities of Sri Krishna are innumerable. Krishna is the spiritual master of the entire universe, a wishfulfilling desire-tree, and the captain of the boat in the ocean of material existence."

SONG: He deva bhavantam vande | (হে) দেব ভবন্তং বন্দে
"The transcendental qualities of Sri Krishna are innumerable. Krishna is the spiritual master of the entire universe, a wishfulfilling desire-tree, and the captain of the boat in the ocean of material existence."

SONG: Jaya Radha-Madhava | জয় রাধামাধব
"Glory to Radha-Madhava, the beloved of Srimati Radharani! Glory to Kunja-bihari, the Enjoyer of pastimes in the groves of Vraja."

SONG: Yasomati-Nandana | যশোমতীনন্দন
"Sri Krishna, who is known as Kana, is Yasoda's darling son, Vraja's paramour, Gokula's delight, the gopis' life and wealth, the enchanter of Cupid, and the conqueror of Kaliya."

SONG: Hari he dayala mora | হরি হে দয়াল মোর
"O Hari! O my merciful Lord! All glories to You, the Lord of Radha! So many times I have avoided You, but this time please take me as Your own."

OTHER RELATED SONGS:
Sri Guru Parampara | শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা
Dasavatara Stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
Janama saphala ta'ra | জনম সফল তা'র
Mayura mukuta | ময়ূর-মুকুট
Yasomati-Nandana | যশোমতীনন্দন
Sri Damodarastakam | শ্রীশ্রীদামোদরাষ্টকম্

 

Mon, 14 August 2017:
Sri Krishna Janmastami: Our Fortune and Focus
"We feel very fortunate today to have got a bona fide guru and we are spending this day for Lord. Many people have a holiday today and are enjoying with material things, but Krishna's devotees' enjoyment is for Krishna. That is their hope, that is their fortune."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 22 August 2011)

 

Related to the adhivas of Sri Krishna Janmastami:

"Tell me about Krishna!"
"Today is the adhivas of Sri Krishna Janmastami, it is a very good day and we must tell something about Krishna's pastimes. Who knows Krishna? Only Krishna's parsad (associate), can understand Krishna's lila."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 13 August 2009)

Dear and Dearmost
"Today we are speaking about some of Krishna's childhood pastimes. We can actually get Krishna's mercy only through devotees. We always first take shelter of our Guru's lotus feet because otherwise, without this shelter, we cannot get any connection with this line."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 13 August 2009)

 

Sun, 13 August 2017:
Ego and Ginger—Watch Out!
"(1) If somebody is doing some wrong, they must get some punishment, it is necessary, but at the same time we always try to keep all the devotee at the lotus feet of Gurudev, it is also necessary. (2) Do not use ginger in subjis. It is not good for health, and not good for the devotional life also."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 29 July 2012)

শ্রীশ্রীপ্রপন্নজীবনামৃতম্: আনুকূল্যস্য সঙ্কল্পঃ
"শ্রীকৃষ্ণ ও তাঁহার ভক্তের সেবার এবং শরণাগত ভাবের অনুকূল বিষয় সমূহ কর্ত্তব্য বলিয়া নিশ্চয়কে ‘আনুকূল্যের সঙ্কল্প’ বলা যায় ।" পরমানুকূল্য-বিধানকারী কী এবং মুখ্যসম্পত্তি-গুণ পরমমঙ্গল কী ?

 

    

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Sat, 12 August 2017:
Off Base
"I can give you all one example today. We never go to Vrindavan for jhulan-yatra—it is sahajiyas' style and conception, it not our conception. But once a brahmachari, one of Gurudev's disciples, wanted to do some programme there at this time..."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 29 July 2012)

 

Fri, 11 August 2017:
Unity Is Strength
"We joined Gurudev's mission because we want to serve. Somebody may not like me, but Nitai Gaurachandra like my service, then what is the problem? I cannot understand why I must run away from my service. Why should we fight among each other?"
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 29 July 2012)

 

 


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
“Serve Gora! Serve Gora! Serve Gora! Brother, there is no Guru in this world other than Gora.”

      

Sanatan-Sikha: When Krishna Gives Mercy
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, chapter 22: 'Somebody wants material enjoyment and worships Krishna, but when they get the taste of Krishna's nectar, they leave all their desires and aspire to become a servant.'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 08/2017

26. (Sat) Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

28. (Mon) Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

29. (Tue) Gaura Ashtami. Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani's appearance at noon. Fast until noon.

 

CALENDAR FOR 09/2017

2. (Sat) Parshva Ekadashi. Fast.

3. (Sun) Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Paran between 5:22 and 9:32 a.m. after the worship of Sri Vamanadev. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

4. (Mon) Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

5. (Tue) Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

6. (Wed) Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. End of month-long festival at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

8. (Fri) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

16. (Sat) Indira Ekadashi. Fast.

17. (Sun) Paran between 5:27 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

21. (Thu) 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.

23. (Sat) Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.

24. (Sun) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj.

30. (Sat) Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.

 

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

 

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"