Mon, 3 August 2020 (A grand festival in honour of Sri Baladev's appearance; fast till noon)

Step Up Your Service
"We should not waste our time on our own enjoyment, we must give our time for the enjoyment and happiness of our Lord, our Gurudev. I know everybody will be working, it is Monday, the first day of the week days, but we must still do some service for Baladev Prabhu's appearance day. Remember this. If you only fast and give some flower to Gurudev, that is not sufficient."
Download / listen to the audio (3.8 Mb, 9 min | 2 August 2020)

শ্রীশ্রীবলদেব-প্রসঙ্গ (শ্রীউপদেশ, চতুর্থ খণ্ড)
"পরমারাধ্যতম শ্রীল গুরুবর্গের শ্রীপাদপদ্মের কৃপা প্রার্থনা ক'রে শ্রীশ্রীবলদেব প্রভুর ভুবনমঙ্গলময়ী আবির্ভাব – তিথিতে ভগবৎ-কথা শ্রবণ করছি । শ্রীবলদেবই বলরাম, বলভদ্র ইত্যাদি নামে অভিহিত । কৃষ্ণের দ্বিতীয় বিগ্রহ হয়েও, কৃষ্ণ হয়েও ইনি কৃষ্ণের সেবা-বিগ্রহ রূপ ধরেছেন । কৃষ্ণ নিজেই অন্যরূপ ধরেছেন। লীলার পুষ্টিসাধনের জন্য তিনি বলদেবকে পৃথকভাবে প্রকট করেছেন । তাই কৃষ্ণাভিন্ন বলদেব। কৃষ্ণ তাঁর ঐ দেহে বিলাস করেন। আর তিনি কৃষ্ণের সেবাবিগ্রহ—তিনি সর্বশ্রেষ্ঠ সেবা-বিধানকারী ।"

 


Today in the calendar: Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "It is a very auspicious day in our spiritual life. We must do some service for Baladev Prabhu's appearance day. Remember this. If you only fast and give some flower to Gurudev, that is not sufficient. It is necessary to do some more service—do more and more service to our Gurudev. Baladev is Mul-Sankarshan, He controls everything, and He is also ashraya-vigraya (embodiment of shelter), non-different from Nityananda Prabhu and Gurudev. We always ask for the shelter at the lotus feet of our Gurudev, but the problem is that when we have got this shelter at our Gurudev's lotus feet, we forget to serve after that."


 

In honour of Sri Baladev Prabhu:

sphurad-amala-kiritam kinkini-kankanarham
chalad-alaka-kapolam kundala-sri-mukhabjam
tuhina-giri-manojnam nila-meghambaradhyam
hala-musala-visalam kama-palam samide
"He is adorned with a shining spotless crown, bangles, and ankle bells; His curly hair plays on His lotus cheeks, and earrings embellish the beauty of His lotus face; dressed in fine clothes of rich blue colour like that of a cloud, He is as captivating as a snow-capped mountain; He is also carrying a great plough and a club. This Balaram—One who fulfils all desires—do I offer my prayers to."

 

Today is a very important day in our spiritual life, in our practising life. This is our life: without Gurudev's mercy we have nothing. In India, some devotees are worshipping Radha-Krishna's Jhulan Yatra today, but we are making a programme for Baladev, who is nondifferent from Gurudev and Nityananda Prabhu. This is our line, the line of Rupanuga Guru-varga. We always first offer everything to our Guru. If you do so much for Lord Krishna but have no faith in your Guru, the result will be nothing; if you worship Gauranga Mahaprabhu without worshipping Nityananda Prabhu, the result will be nothing; and if you worship Krishna but do not worship Baladev, the result will be nothing too. Moreover, it says in the scriptures that if you worship Krishna and do not worship your Guru, you are actually a great sinner. So, we must always first offer our full obeisance, full dandavat to our Guru, to Nityananda, Baladev (Guru-Balaram, Guru-Nityananda).

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 


 

Sri Baladev Tattva (1)
His Divine Grace reads to the devotees about Sri Baladev on Sri Baladev Purnima in 2018: "You cannot prosper in your spiritual life without taking shelter of Baladev. If you take shelter of Gurudev, then you will get everything."
Download / listen to the audio (5.2 Mb, 15 min | 26 August 2018 | Bengali)

Sri Baladev Tattva (2): Appearance and Pastimes
His Divine Grace reads to the devotees about Sri Baladev on Sri Baladev Purnima in 2018: "In Rama-lila, Laksman is younger than Ramachandra, so could not serve Ramachandra properly because a younger brother is always afraid of the elder brother. Therefore, in the pastimes of Krishna, Baladev became an elder son—when Krishna performed His pastimes, Balaram was always with Him."
Download / listen to the audio (4.9 Mb, 14 min | 26 August 2018 | Bengali)

Sri Baladev Tattva (3): Later Pastimes
His Divine Grace reads to the devotees about Sri Baladev on Sri Baladev Purnima in 2018: "Although Sri Baladev is Vishnu-tattva, He Himself serves the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna as His foremost servant. He also engages others in the service of Krishna and exhibits the pastime of acting as the original spiritual master. In spite of all this, during His manifest pastimes in this material world, He Himself performed the pastime of accepting a guru in order to teach the importance of taking shelter of a guru."
Download / listen to the audio (5.3 Mb, 15 min | 26 August 2018 | Bengali)

Baladev Purnima: A Special Day
"In India, some devotees are worshipping Radha-Krishna's Jhulan Yatra today, but we are making a programme for Baladev, who is nondifferent from Gurudev and Nityananda Prabhu. This is our line, the line of Rupanuga Guru-varga."
Download / listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 11 min | 13 August 2011)

Devotion Conquers—Ego Repels
Lord Balaram, Kaliya-daman Lila, Saubhari Muni, Sudama Vipra, the sun, a vessel, a drum, a pig, and a drop of water—all these are woven together to guide us towards perfect devotion.
Download / listen to the audio (10.4 Mb, 30 min | 9 August 2014)

Asraya Vigraha Sri Baladev
"Without the shelter of Nityananda Prabhu, without the shelter of Baladev Prabhu, we cannot think about Krishna. We must understand how to serve, how to give nourishment to Baladev."
Download / listen to the audio (3.5 Mb, 11 min | 10 August 2014)

Sri Baladev Prabhu: Krishna's Merciful Alter Ego
"What is the glory of this pastime? It shows that Balaram ploughs and cultivates (karsan) and at the same time also attracts, pulls towards Him (akarsan). In other words, Baladev, or Gurudev, removes all bad elements from the hearts of practitioners."
Download / listen to the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | 15 August 2019)

Baladev Lila: "Can We Be Friends?"
"I want to tell a little bit about Baladev's lila from what is written in Srimad Bhagavatam. You have all heard that Kamsa sent so many demons to kill Krishna and Krishna killed them all, but Srimad Bhagavatam describes how Baladev killed Pralambasur."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 15 August 2019)

Baladev Purnima: Double Festival in Russia
"Today, everybody is celebrating Sri Sri Baladev Prabhu's appearance day everywhere. Today is also the Deities' installation day in Saint Petersburg temple, our main centre in Russia. Even Madhavendra Puri showed us how important it is to serve the Deities..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 13 August 2011)

 


 

SONG: Sri Dasa-Avatara-Stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
"O Lord of the universe! You have assumed the form of Balaram! All glory to You! On Your white body You wear garments the colour of clouds and the color of the River Yamuna when she is frightened by the striking of Your plough."

 

শ্রীআশ্রয়বিগ্রহ-শ্রীবলদেবের মহিমা
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত: শ্রীআশ্রয়বিগ্রহ-শ্রীবলদেবের মহিমা আর শ্রীগুরুচরণ-সেবার অর্থ: শিষ্যের জীবন আর একমাত্র প্রবৃত্তি; এবং শ্রীল ভক্তিবিনদ ঠাকুরের শরণাগতির ১৯ গান "সর্ব্বস্ব তোমার চরণে সঁপিয়া".
• অডিও ডাউনলোড (35 Mb | 11 August 2014 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 2 August 2020 (Tomorrow is a grand festival in honour of Sri Baladev's appearance; fast till noon)

Perfect Result Comes Through Perfect Practice
Glory of our family members in Vijayawada: "When I was at your house, I saw your service mood, and your mood is very pure and very perfect, you have a simple heart. You all live perfectly and you make your Guru happy properly. You understand how to reach the Lord and how to reach Goloka Vrindavan. I am sure that you will get benefit through your service mood."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 26 July 2020)

(৬) শ্রীগঙ্গানগর, শ্রীপৃথুকুণ্ড, শ্রীসীমন্তদ্বীপ, শ্রীবিশ্রামস্থানাদি দর্শন (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"পরদিন প্রাতে প্রভু নিত্যানন্দরায় । শ্রীবাস শ্রীজীব লয়ে গৃহ বাহিবার ॥ অন্তর্দ্বীপ প্রান্তে প্রভু আইলা যখন । শ্রীগঙ্গানগর জীবে দেখায় তখন ॥ প্রভু বলে শুন জীব এ গঙ্গানগর । স্থাপিলেন ভাগীরথ রঘু বংশধর ॥"

 

Sat, 1 August 2020

Reaching Devotees' Hearts
"You are very fortunate souls—you are all staying under the guidance of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, you are practising properly—it gives very much happiness to me."
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 26 July 2020)

Visiting Sri Ekachakra and Betur
(28-31 July 2020 | 6 photographs, 0.7 Mb)
Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj makes brief visits to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temples in Ekachakra, Betur, and Sri Nrisingha Palli to supervise the temple services, as well as the construction of the guesthouse in Nabadwip.

 

Fri, 31 July 2020 (Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu, Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami)

Royal Road to Success
"As many days we are alive, we will always remember our Guru, we will always chant the Holy Names and we will always concentrate our mind on the service of the Lord. That is the main thing for us, and this is what everybody should follow."
Download / listen to the audio (3.6 Mb, 9 min | 26 July 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:10 and 9:33 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."


 

In honour of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu:

 

Question: How can anarthas be removed?

Answer: If you loudly chant the prescribed number of rounds of the Holy Name of Krishna, unwanted habits and qualities will go away, and all materialism, etc. will run away—even those who are averse to the Lord, the outside people, will not be able to avert it then.

Question: How can one follow this advice if one is completely covered by anarthas?

Answer: Sriman Mahaprabhu bestowed all power to Sri Rupa Goswami Prabhu, and you must earnestly beg at the feet of this Sri Rupa Goswami Prabhu and his followers for this mercy of Mahaprabhu. Especially, we must with all our heart pray to Sri Nam Prabhu for His service. Nam Prabhu is Nami Prabhu (the Holy Name and He whose Name it is are non-different)—He will reveal Himself in your heart.

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Guidance 3)

 


Srimad Rupa-Goswami-Prabhura Sochaka
শ্রীমদ্রূপগোস্বামি-প্রভুর শোচক
"O my very goal of life, Sri Rupa Goswami! He is extremely merciful, an ocean of great qualities. Whoever gets his mercy, gets the feet of Chaitanya and attains Radha and Krishna in Vraja Dham (Vrindavan). His nature is such that he gave mercy to the worst, most sinful, fallen, miserable souls. How much more can one mouth possibly say? Please accept me! May I always, at every moment, remember your lotus feet—please hear this prayer of mine!"

Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu (1)
"Tomorrow is Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's and Srila Gauridas Pandit's disappearance day. We want to say something about them because our Guru Maharaj Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and our Gurupadpadma are Rupanuga-dhara—they are holding Srila Rupa Goswami's flag."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 29 July 2012)

Srimad Rupa-pada-rajah Prarthana Dasakam
"Srila Rupa Goswami is the mine of the most precious treasure, the leader of the associates of Lord Chaitanya. Despite my lowliness, when will—disregarding all my various qualifications and disqualifications—Srimad Rupa Prabhu grace me with the dust of his holy lotus feet?"

Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu (2)
"We must all pray to Srila Rupa Goswami, 'Prabhu, wherever you are staying now, please forgive our offences. Please engage us to serve your servant, please tolerate us. Prabhu, please accept us as a dog at your lotus feet!'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 29 July 2012)

Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu
"He is actually an associate of Mahaprabhu. Before that, in Dvapara yuga, he was an associate of Krishna, and Krishna Himself sent him to teach us, the fallen souls. On his disappearance day we can ask him for some mercy so that we can continue our service to the Lord."
Download / listen to the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 18 August 2013)

Rupa Sanatan: First Encounter
"Rupa and Sanatan stayed in Ramkeli-gram in Malda district, Gauda Mandal and worked for the emperor Hussein Shah. They heard that somebody tried to start kirtan, and, understanding that it had to be Mahaprabhu, they went to meet with Him."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 13 June 2015)

Service Subordination
"We start service by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, by the mercy of Radharani. Without Their mercy we cannot do anything. One day, Sanatan Goswami came to Rupa Goswami. He asked him, 'For so many days I have not taken sweet rice..."
Download (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 21 September 2009)

Dignity of the Divine Servitor: Descent of Knowledge
"When in Vrindavana, Rupa Goswami wanted to offer his Guru, Sanatan Goswami, some sweet-rice. He thought, 'My Gurudeva likes sweet-rice. If I can secure some milk, sugar, raisins, nuts, etc., I shall be able to make some sweet-rice, offer it to Krishna, and then to my Gurudeva.' A little later, a young girl, perhaps twelve or fourteen years of age, came to Rupa Goswami's bhajan-kutir in Kadam Kandi..."

Sri Rupa-Sanatan Siksa (EPUB file, 0.5 Mb)
"Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Sri Rupa-Satana Siksa, read and expounded by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj." An electronic version of the published previously online matter available now for download, reading and worshipping on phones, tablets, eBook readers, etc.

 

 

SONG: Sri Sad-Goswamy-Astakam | শ্রীশ্রীষড়্­গোস্বাম্যষ্টকম্
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"I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Six Goswamis, namely Sri Rupa Goswami, Sri Sanatan Goswami, Sri Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Sri Raghunath Das Goswami, Sri Jiva Goswami, and Sri Gopala Bhatta Goswami, who are always engaged in chanting the Holy Name of Krishna and dancing. They are just like the ocean of love of God, and they are popular both with the gentle and with the ruffians, because they are not envious of anyone. Whatever they do, they are all-pleasing to everyone, and they are fully blessed by Lord Chaitanya. Thus they are engaged in missionary activities meant to deliver all the conditioned souls in the material universe."

 

SONG: Sri Guru Parampara | শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is nondifferent from Sri Sri Radha-Krsna and is the very life of Sri Rupa's followers. Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami, Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu, and Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu are dear to Visvambhar."

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. If anyone comes to you, their sins go away."

SONG: Vaisnava thakura dayara sagara | বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর দয়ার সাগর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. Mercifully give me a drop of faith and bestow upon me the wealth of Krishna's Name."

SONG: 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."

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."

SONG: 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."

 

In honour of Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami:

At Gauri Das Pandit's House
"Gauri Das Pandit was a grihastha devotee who lived in Kalna. His brother was the father of Jahnava and Vasudha. Once, Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu came to Kalna by boat and decided to visit Gauri Das Pandit's house..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 8 min)

Srila Gauri Das Pandit's Gaura Nitai
The story of how Srila Gauri Das Pandit's Deities manifested Themselves at his house in Kalna.
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Thu, 30 July 2020 (Today is Sri Pavitraropani Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is at 6:10-9:33 a.m.)

Adjustment of Consciousness
"You are the property of your Guru, you are not anybody else's property. Devotees always practise wherever they go. If you are staying with some nondevotees for some purpose, you are not going to stay there for a long time, so stay there but you must practise there—you must chant, etc."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 26 July 2020)

 

—: Sri Hari Smaran Month :—

31 July (Fri) Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Gauridas Pandit
3 August (Mon) Appearance of Lord Baladev
12 August (Wed) Appearance of Lord Sri Krishna (Sri Janmastami)
13 August (Thu) Sri Nandotsav, Appearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad
25 August (Tue) Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi
26 August (Wed) Appearance of Srimati Radharani (Sri Radhastami)
30 August (Sun) Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami, Lord Vamanadev
31 August (Mon) Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
1 September (Tue) Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur

 


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"

 

Wed, 29 July 2020 (Tomorrow is Sri Pavitraropani Ekadasi)

Cooking: Integral Part of Practising Life
"You must understand that when you come to practising life, you will get some austerity. Try to practise properly. Try to change yourself. This is how you can proceed in your spiritual life. I know it is sometimes very difficult, but you must still try to follow what I am saying, you must still try to cook, try to serve. That is good for you—you will get more energy for service, you will get more happiness in your heart."
Download / listen to the audio (4.9 Mb, 12 min | 26 July 2020)

BHOG, COOKING, OFFERING
An extensive collection of excerpts from the teachings and guidance presented by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj related to cooking and offering bhoga and how sincere practitioners desiring spiritual progress should maintain their daily life.

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Prasun Bodhayan Maharaj (a diksa and sannyas disciple of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad).

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."


 

Tue, 28 July 2020

Sanctity of Initiation
"What is called initiation? What is initiation about? People say, 'We all know the Hare Krishna maha-mantra—we can chant it easily on our own and get our benefit.' This is not so. We can chant, we can do service and other things, but without proper guidance, without a guru, all our attempts will be unscientific."
Download / listen to the audio (6 Mb, 15 min | 26 July 2020)

 

Mon, 27 July 2020 (Disappearance of Sripad Ananga Mohan Das Adhikari)

Our Programme
"My service is that I want to make everybody happy. You are all Gurudev's devotees, well-wishers, friends, that is why I want to serve you all. We still cannot gather many people, but we are trying to preach and serve devotees from afar as much as possible."
Download / listen to the audio (3.2 Mb, 8 min | 26 July 2020)

A pearl of guidance: Sri Guru: Exclusive Benefactor
"Gurudev is always in the presence of the Lord—he always serves the Lord, always thinks about the Lord, about his Guru and the service to his Guru, and he always engages others in the service to the Lord."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 20 September 2019)

 

Sun, 26 July 2020 (Appearance of Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj)

Kali-Yuga's Saviour
"There are so many stories in this world, but we must follow scriptures—we do not follow gossips. We must believe what Srimad Bhagavatam says. In the age of Kali, it is necessary to give Krishna-prema through chanting of the Holy Name."
Download / listen to the audio (5.4 Mb, 13 min | 19 July 2020 | Incl. kirtan)

(৫) শ্রীমায়াপুর ও শ্রীঅন্তর্দ্বীপের কথা (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"জয় নবদ্বীপধাম সর্ব্ব ধাম সার । যথা কলিযুগে হৈল গৌর অবতার ॥ নিত্যানন্দপ্রভু বলে শুনহ বচন । ষোল ক্রোশ নবদ্বীপ যথা বৃন্দাবন ॥ এই ষোল ক্রোশ মধ্যে দ্বীপ হয় নয় । অষ্টদল পদ্ম যেন জলেতে ভাসয় ॥ অষ্টদল অষ্টদ্বীপ মধ্যে অন্তর্দ্বীপ । তার মাঝে মায়াপুর মধ্যবিন্দুটীপ ॥ মায়াপুর যোগপীঠ সদা গোলাকার । তথা নিত্য চৈতন্যের বিবিধ বিহার ॥"

 

Sat, 25 July 2020

Exclusive Devotional Vision
"We must follow our guru-varga's instruction and ideal. The main thing for us is that we must make our Gurudev happy, so we will not come to pass judgement about what Gurudev has told, we must follow whatever Gurudev says."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 19 July 2020)

A pearl of guidance: Revolt!—and Surrender
"If you can do both, sravan-kirtan and service, then nothing will be able to remove you from your spiritual life. You must try very hard. The life of a brahmachari is an austere life, but if you can tolerate it, it will be very good for you."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 2 October 2013)

 

Fri, 24 July 2020

Emotion and Devotion
"If you stay with a great sadhu, if you practise properly, if you follow rules and regulations, then your material desires will be removed. I can challenge anyone that it is so. Devotion comes automatically through humility, tolerance, giving honour to others, through proper practising."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 19 July 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."

 

 


 

In honour of Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj:

"In 1914, when Srila Prabhupad arrived a few days before the festival of Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance, he met with Srila Vamsidas Babaji Mahasaya, an affectionate associate of Srila Gaurakishor Das Goswami Maharaj in the yard of a large gymnasium in Kuliya. At that time, Srila Vamsidas did not speak to anyone—he would only constantly sing on his own the verses from ‘Prarthana' written by Srila Narottam Thakur Mayasaya for his holy Lordships Sri Sri Gaura-Nityananda whom he served with pure loving devotion. Seeing Prabhupad, Srila Vamsidas Babaji Maharaj became extremely happy and, overcome with feelings, said, 'My Gaura's very own has come.' After that, he cordially welcomed Prabhupad, gave him a place to sit and began to sing ‘Prarthana' by Thakur Mahasay. It was heard that he would every day somehow gather champaka flowers, string them into two garlands and offer them onto the necks of Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda. After Srila Prabhupad had seen this service, he told us much about the loving service of Srila Vamsidas Babaji Maharaj and said that he was constantly engaged in a much cherished service in ardent adherence to Srila Narottam Thakur Mahasaya. Prabhupad also said at the time that outside people could not grasp the unholy practises that Srila Vamsidas Babaji Maharaj displayed in order to deceive the outside people. The activities and actions of a perfected Vaishnav of an unfathomable character can never be perceived by enjoyers, renunciates and imposter devotees."

(From 'Saraswati Jayasri')

 


 

Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers:

Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj was the only sadhu who was regocnised by our Guru Maharaj (Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad) as a sadhu. Indifferent to the world, Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj lived a strict life of a babaji. He would be seen smoking publicly and living in his ashram with so many things scattered around it (fish scales, etc.) as he wanted to keep himself aloof from the society. He was indifferent to all those worldly things; he was actually searching after Krishna in his heart. Despite so many contradictory symptoms in his character, he had the recognition of our Guru Maharaj as a real living Vaishnava. Our Guru Maharaj rejected so many Vrindavan babajis as being imitators, but Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj was not an imitator—he really hankered for Krishna.

Once, there was an earthquake and a temple of Gaura Nitai was demolished. When somebody expressed their concern about the Deities inside the temple, Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj said to his audience, "Gaura Nitai are not the sort of children who would be bashed—They had already fled. Gaura Nitai are not some material substance that They would be smashed by a crushed temple."

Another peculiarity was that Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj had lived almost all his life in Nabadwip, but before passing away he went back to his own home somewhere in the district of Mymensingh (East Bengal, Bangladesh) and left his body there. Before he passed away, there were many itchy, blood-oozing sores on his body and he used to advertise it, "Come and see what type of a sadhu I am! You are yet to see it! You can see all this is the result of my bad karma! I am the worst type of man! Do not take me as a saint, as a sadhu—I am the worst of the worst! Otherwise, why would so many things have come to my body?" So, in the end, he went once to Vrindavan, then left it, went to his previous home, and left his body there.

Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj would roam the streets of Nabadwip half-mad. I have seen him several times when I came to stay here alone, and sometimes I used to come to his ashram. One evening, I was sitting here and saw him walking by very much enraged—he was shouting, "Why are you crowding here?! Can you not see that Rupa Manjari is here?! Why are there so many of you wandering here?!" He spoke, perhaps, in the mood of Yasoda, and it seemed apparently irrelevant—he said, "Sri Rupa Manjari has come here, why are you all crowding here? Go away!"

Another time, some gentleman was singing a song of Srila Narottam Das Thakur. When he finished singing, Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj remarked, "You have only superficially repeated the sound, but the real influence, the real impression, the inner voltage is unknown to you. Those who are hit by strong feeling suggested by this song can know the power underlying it, but you are merely repeating the sound physically, you do not feel the volt, the energy within it. The voltage of the meaning of this song has not struck your heart." He remarked like that. Ordinary men who exist on the surface only repeat sounds, but those whose hearts have been touched by the deep underlying meaning, they can understand what that song contains...

 


 

"For a particular purpose it may be all right to keep a beard, but that is not the custom, neither with the sannyasis, nor with the babajis. Srila Sanatan Goswami had a full beard and Mahaprabhu ordered, 'Take him to a barber and remove it.' Neither sannyasis, nor babajis keep such things. So, we do not like to keep it either. During the Chaturmasya, for the vrata, it is mentioned in the sastra that we can keep hair and beard, otherwise generally not. At the same time, it is not that if one keeps long hair and long beard he cannot be a Vaishnav. There was Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj, an independent Vaishnav. Our Guru Maharaj (Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad) also gave respect to him as a Vaishnav, but he had a big beard and did not shave at all. He was very negligent, he did not follow any sort of fashion—he did not allow any barber to shave him. Still, he was a respectable Vaishnav. As for yourself, if you keep a beard only to satisfy the Muslims for the purpose of your service—if you approach them to collect money and you can render good service to your Gurudev through that, then, for this purpose, to keep the safety of your vocation, you may keep a beard."

(Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

 


 

It can sometimes be very hard for us to accept the different natures of the devotees in this Krishna consciousness mission. If someone will stick to only one attitude then he must be doomed to failure. There are many devotees—and many different natures. As an example you can see in our own Sri Guru-varga that Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur has one kind of nature, Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj has another kind of nature, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's nature is of another type, and Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj's nature is yet another. But they are all siddha-mahapurusas—perfected souls. Also Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj has another type of nature, and our Srila Guru Maharaj yet another. So who are you to follow?

You cannot follow the activities of anybody, but it will be good for your practitioner's life if only you take the guidelines from your Gurudeva and do not try to imitate anyone.

We heard that Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj ate fish and would often smoke a water-pipe. He would light the tobacco first, then offer it to Sri Sri Nitai-Gaura, then he himself would take that. But if you try to imitate him you must fall down.

Devotee: Did They accept that offering?

Srila Govinda Maharaj: Yes, They accepted. Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj's position was such that he was a paramahamsa Vaishnav in vatsalya-rasa, so Nitai-Gaura could not ignore his offering. But you cannot imitate him.

(Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Golden Reflections)

 


 

Question: It was the disappearance day of Vamsi Das Babaji yesterday. Could you tell us something about that?

Actually, there are many followers of Mahaprabhu. Not so much is written about many of them, but because they are followers of Mahaprabhu we give their name in the panjika (calendar). We always pay obeisance to them because they serve Mahaprabhu. Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj, Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj and others are our line and like many previous Gurus and babajis in our line, they lived and did bhajan in Radha Kunda, but after that they came to Nabadwip. We respect them as our Guru-varga, and that is sufficient for us, it is not so important to know the detailed history of their life. Sometimes, the description of their life is not written anywhere in the scriptures, but we always follow our Srila Sridhar Maharaj's panjika and we give their name in it.

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Odds and Ends)

 

Thu, 23 July 2020

Worshipful Stance
"We chant the Holy Name, we practise kirtan, and we should do that in a worshipful mood. We can only worship Radha-Krishna's combined form and their lotus feet. We do not want to become sahajiyas. There are things that we must understand within ourselves but cannot express to others."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 19 July 2020)

A pearl of guidance: Control Your Urges
What are the urges? How to control them? "Tongue always wants to eat so many things, and the Lord gave us the remedy. If you want to get the Lord, you must understand the siddhanta (conception), you must accept and follow the rules and regulations."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

A pearl of guidance: Prema-vivarta: Sincerity, Renunciation
"Serve Gaura's devotees with perfect sincerity, and then, brother, you will reach Sri Krishna's feet. Chant 'Gauranga' and associate with Gaura's devotees. Chant 'Hare Krishna' and dance."
Download / listen to the audio (9.5 Mb, 28 min; reading from Sri Prema-vivarta, chapters 7 and 8, mostly Bengali)

 

Wed, 22 July 2020

Maintaining Gurudev's Legacy
"They do something but they cannot understand how much offence they are making. We must understand how to make Gurudev happy, how to follow Gurudev's line, and how to maintain Gurudev's legacy. We must think about these things."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 19 July 2020)

(৩) শ্রীশ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম পরিক্রমার সাধারণ বিধি (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"জয় জয় নবদ্বীপধাম সর্ব্বধাম সার । যেই ধাম সহ গৌরচন্দ্র অবতার ॥ সংক্ষেপে কহিনু পরিক্রমা বিবরণ । বিস্তারিয়া বলি এবে করহ শ্রবণ ॥ যেই জন ভ্রমে একবিংশতি যোজন । অচিরে লভয় সেই গৌরপ্রেম ধন ॥"

(৪) শ্রীজীবের আগমন ও শ্রীনিত্যানন্দ প্রভু তাঁহাকে শ্রীনবদ্বীপতত্ত্ব বলেন (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"হা গৌরাঙ্গ নিত্যানন্দ জীবের জীবন । কবে মোরে কৃপা করি দিবে দরশন ॥ হাহা নবদ্বীপধাম সর্ব্বধাম সার । কবে বা দেখিব আমি বলে বারবার ॥ কৈশোর বয়স জীব সুন্দর গঠন । বৈরাগ্যের পরাকাষ্ঠা অপূর্ব্ব দর্শন ॥ চলিয়া চলিয়া কতদিন মহাশয় । নবদ্বীপে উত্তরিল সদা প্রেমময় ॥ দূর হৈতে নবদ্বীপ করি দরশন । দণ্ডবৎ হয়ে পড়ে প্রায় অচেতন ॥"

Tirobhav Festival in Orizaba (Mexico)
(20 July 2020 | 7 photographs, 0.8 Mb)
All over the world, for the pleasure and to the pleasure of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees hold a special programme in honour of the disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Sharing a few glimpses from a beautiful Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Orizaba, Veracruz state of Mexico.

 

Tue, 21 July 2020

Relation With Guru: Watch Out
"Srila Gurudev gave much honour and much respect to everybody, both his godbrothers and his disciples. However, a disciple should also understand—if Gurudev gives me respect, it does not mean I will now jump and sit on his head."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 19 July 2020)

Tirobhav Festival in Bokaro
(20 July 2020 | 17 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Devotees from Jharikhand hold a large festival in honour of the holy disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj for the pleasure of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. Sharing several photographs taken during the beautiful programme.

Tirobhav Festival in Kolkata
(20 July 2020 | 11 photographs, 1 Mb)
In the shade of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees observe the holy disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. In the evening, Sri Gurupadpadma Srila Acharya Maharaj speaks to the devotees worldwide recalling many pastimes of Srila Sridhar Maharaj and the history of founding Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 

Mon, 20 July 2020 (Grand festival in honour of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance)

Devotees' Humility
"Devotees are always humble. Whatever they do, they always think, 'Gurudev is my own'—that is the real connection with Gurudev. Those who are qualified will not tell anything about their practising life—they will only think that they are simple, small persons who have no quality, no qualification. This is how devotees show their devotion."
Download / listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 9 min | 19 July 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Amavasya. Grand festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the illustrious worshippable Founder Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Mission.

 

 

 


 

In honour of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

~ Pranam-mantra ~

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

"I offer my obeisance unto my lord, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, whose speech is most pleasing; whose divine form is adorned with garments the colour of the newly-risen sun; who is an abode of intense, ecstatic devotion; who is the sadhus' sole choice; who is an ocean of renunciation and knowledge; who is a treasure-house of perfect conclusions; who is resplendent with pure devotion; who is the best of Srila Saraswati Thakur's followers; who is the giver of all good; who is the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis; and who is my sole shelter."

What Is Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Its Distinctions
"To explain to this world what Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is, what its purpose, preaching matter or distinctions are, is an extremely difficult task, but it is even more difficult to make those who are engrossed in and inspired by the commonplace ideas appreciate it even partially..."

Do Not Compromise with Maya
"So many problems came in their time, and they did not back off—they spoke the truth; but we are ready to compromise our principles—we compromise what Mahaprabhu teaches us with other things. Srila Sridhar Maharaj saw a big dream that Mahaprabhu's proper conception would be preached all over the world by Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and that is happening now. We must not surrender to maya."
Download / listen to the audio (3.8 Mb, 11 min | 7 June 2019)

 


Autobiography of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila Guru Maharaj's extensive recollections of his childhood and youth, as well as the coming to the lotus feet of his Gurudev and later on starting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 

Photo Album: (35 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
A collection of selected photographs of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now added to the archive of photographs.

 

 

Our Literary Heritage
An extensive collection of publications and holy books most mercifully presented to us by devotees who tirelessly collected, transcribed, and presented carefully in a book-form the holy transcendental discourses of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj containing unprecedented and much appreciated and extolled by the entire Vaishnava universe siddhanta. We invite everyone to come in touch with the touchstones of these holy books and embrace the supreme nourishment and fulfilment that any sincere seeker shall find therein.


Exalted, Esteemed, and Inimitable
"We have no quality or qualification to glorify Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. He is a super personality. Srila Sridhar Maharaj conquered, possessed the heart of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur through his service and devotion."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 10 min | 26 July 2014)

Festival of Solemn Service
"Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance festival is coming soon and all over the world devotees are making some ceremony on this day. No actual disciple wants to see their Gurudev's disappearance day—it is about the love and affection, about a good connection between the Guru and the disciple..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 28 July 2011)

Make the Festival, with Heart and Soul
"I am telling to everyone who is staying in the temple, to every centre: you must make a festival for Srila Sridhar Maharaj. If you want to show that you want to serve Srila Sridhar Maharaj, then make a good festival on this day."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 15 July 2012)

The Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came in this world to rescue us, and he created our Guru—by his grace we have got shelter of our bona fide Guru. So, we must worship his lotus feet."
Download / listen to the audio (7.6 Mb, 22 min | 22 October 2011)

 


Suggested kirtans:

 
Sri Guru Parampara kirtan
Arati kirtan
Guru-vandana
Pancha-tattva-vandana
Vaishnava-vandana
Srila Prabhupad's kirtan
Nityananda-vandana
Mahaprabhu-vandana
Radha-Krsna-vandana
Viraha-giti
Closing
Vandana
Krsna haite chatur-mukha
Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
Sri Gurvastakam
Saranagati kirtan
Thakura vaisnava-gana
Sujanarvuda-radhita
Nitai gunamani amara
Emona durmati
Radhe Radhe Govinda
Ye anila prema-dhana
Sri Rupa Manjari-pada
Hari haraye nama krsna
Hare Krishna maha-mantra
বন্দনা
কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ'
শ্রীগুর্ব্বষ্টকম্
শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য প্রভু
ঠাকুর বৈষ্ণবগণ
সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং
নিতাই গুণমণি আমার
এমন দুর্ম্মতি
রাধে রাধে গোবিন্দ
যে আনিল প্রেমধন
শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ
হরি হরয়ে নমঃ কৃষ্ণ

 


This day in 2013 (Bengali):
• Morning Bengali class of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: (Download, 13.8 Mb, 40 min)
• Morning kirtans: (Download, 15.9 Mb, 47 min)
• Noon class of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj (includes a ten-minute archive recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Bengali lecture at the end, which was played during the class to the assembled audience): (Download, 11.5 Mb, 34 min)

Some preparations and items that are known to be favourite to His Divine Grace Srila Sridhar Maharaj include: natural orange juice (with just a little sugar), cholar dahl (split chickpea dal) or kolai dal (urad dal), alu bhaji (deep-fried potato chips), sukta, muri, puri/luchi with alu bhaja, aloo dum, samosa, pineapple chutney (anaraser chutney), puspanna, figs (dumur), chaunsa mango.

 

 

Sun, 19 July 2020

Debunking Proximity Complex
"If you become too familiar with the Guru, you can make more offences. It is very difficult to avoid it. Association means a heart-to-heart connection. It is not a bodily association. We always give honour to Gurudev very carefully."
Download / listen to the audio (4.3 Mb, 11 min | 12 July 2020)

News from Sri Nrisingha Palli
(17-18 July 2020 | 14 photographs, 1.2 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Nrisingha Palli to check on the construction progress, to order marble, tile and other materials required for the new floor atop the temple, as well as to give further instruction to the workers on the further construction works at the site of the new 'Sri Bhakti Sundar Angan' guesthouse.

শ্রীকোলদ্বীপ • কুলিয়া ও গুপ্ত-গোবর্দ্ধন (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"শ্রীকোলদ্বীপে এসে আমাদের আর একটা প্রগাঢ় কথা বলা উচিত । এই গুপ্তগোবর্দ্ধনের মধ্যে আমাদের শ্রীচৈতন্য সারস্বত মঠ বিরাজ করে । আমাদের পরমগুরুদেব পূজ্যপাদ ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তিরক্ষক শ্রীধর দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজ এখানে ১৯৪১ সালে এসেছিলেন..."

 

Sun, 29 March 2020

World Pandemic: Use Your Time Wisely
"All over the world, all devotees at this moment always think and are always afraid of COVID-19, coronavirus. We cannot do anything about it—when the time comes, we will have to leave our body. However, as many days as we may have, we must not waste our time! Now that all the devotees are always in their house, it is a good time—they can read many books such as Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya-charitamrita and all our good books. They can concentrate their mind on Krishna consciousness and chant more rounds of the Holy Name. They can do more service in their houses."
Download/listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 9 min | 28 March 2020)

 

 

— { LIBRARY } —
An extensive section of the website is dedicated to the publications of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math available for online reading and download. Here, you will find dozens of books and articles by:
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Other authors as well as practical guidance

 

— { GUIDANCE } —
Over one thousand lectures spoken by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj are presented on this website, categorised by year, and available for listening and reading online and also as twenty-two electronic Guidance Issues in the Library:

2001
2002
2003
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

 

— { DAILY PRACTICE } —
Pages dedicated to the spiritual practices that are recommended for the spiritual health of a disciple comprised of eternal instructions emanating from the holy lotus mouths of our Sri Guru-varga:

Introduction
Setting up the altar
Arati
Daily kirtans
Bhog, cooking, offering
Observing Ekadasi
Observing Festivals
Tulasi Devi
Four regulative principles
Scriptural regulations

 

Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's books at ONLINE BOOKSTORE — NEW BOOKS ADDED


Guidance 1

Guidance 2

Guidance 3

Guidance 4
 

Sri Upadesh 1
(Bengali)

Sri Upadesh 2
(Bengali)

Sri Upadesh 3
(Bengali)

Sri Upadesh 4
(Bengali)
 

Sri Puri Dham
Mahatmya-mukta-mala

(Bengali)

Sri Nabadwip Dham
Mahatmya-mukta-mala

(Bengali)

Guidance 3
ESPAÑOL
 

All these books, as well as other publication from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, are available for purchase at our main temples in India, as well as online from any country all over the world. All online orders are sent from Kolkata, India.
Should you have any enquiries, we will be happy to assist: info.at.scsmathinternational.com


Also available ONLINE in Russian (Электронные книги)

«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 1
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«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 2
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«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 3
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Сборники лекций для чтения на мобильных устройствах и offline:
«Наставления», выпуск №1
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«Наставления», выпуск №2
(ePub, 0.8 Мб)

 

 

 

    

Archive of Updates
Ekadashi Guidance
Rules and Regulations
Chanting the Holy Name

Daily Practice
Sri Gaudiya Darshan
Bengali updates
Russian updates

বাংলা আপডেট
Spanish translations
Русские переводы
Kirtan Guide

      

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“If you do not become single-minded, the plight of crossing a river in two boats will befall you.”

      

Invoking Vaishnavs' Mercy
'Today is Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj's appearance day. Wherever he is staying now, whether in Goloka Vrindavan or anywhere else, we are praying to him, 'Wherever you are now, please give us some mercy.''

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 08/2020

3 August (Mon). Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

8 August (Sat). Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj.

12 August (Wed). Krishna Ashtami. Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

13 August (Thu). Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran between 5:15 and 9:33 a.m. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

15 August (Sat). Krishna Ekadashi. Annada Ekadashi. Fast.

16 August (Sun). Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:16 and 9:33 a.m.

23 August (Sun). Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

25 August (Tue). Gaura Saptami. Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

26 August (Wed). Gaura Ashtami. Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani's appearance at noon. Fast until noon.

29 August (Sat). Gaura Ekadashi. Parshva Ekadashi. Fast.

30 August (Sun). Gaura Dvadashi. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Paran after the worship of Sri Vamanadeva between 5:21 and 9:04 a.m. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

31 August (Mon). Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

 

CALENDAR FOR 09/2020

1 September (Tue). Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

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

4 September (Fri). Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

13 September (Sun). Krishna Ekadashi. Indira Ekadashi. Fast.

14 September (Mon). Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:26 a.m. and 9:31 a.m.

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.

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'
'Seeing you chant the Holy Name with tulasi beads in hand, everyone remembers Prabhupad Srila Saraswati Thakur.'
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’

 

If you do not practise properly yourself and tell others to practise, your preaching will not work.

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