Mon, 21 May 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Vaishnava Stance
"We think we have taken initiation, so we have become big Vaishnavs. This is not Vaishnav's qualities. It is difficult to become even anything close to a Vaishnav. You must use your judgement. Never think, 'I am just like him.'"
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 20 May 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Devotional Qualities
"We pray to Gurudev so that we may be able to give honour to everybody. May the Lord give us such tolerance, patience. If we do not become like this, we will never be able to serve Guru and Vaishnavs."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 19 May 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Devotee Association
"You can get all perfection just by serving the lotus feet of Govinda. Remember this. Sadhu-sanga is the main thing. If you associate with non-devotees, your devotion to Krishna will be destroyed. In good association, you will chant the Holy Name."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 18 May 2018:
কুটীনাটী ছাড়া আচরণ করিবেন (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আপনি কি করিতেছেন না করিতেছেন গোরা জানেন আপনি চর । ভগবানের কাছে গুরুদেবের কাছে কিছু লুকানো যাইবে না । তাঁরা সব জানিতে পারেন । কৃষ্ণোন্মুখে হইয়া শুদ্ধ আচরণ করিবেন তাহলে আপনাদের পরমকল্যাণ হইবে ।"

 

Thu, 17 May 2018:
Preaching News from London (49 photographs, 2.9 Mb | April-May 2018)
Sripad Bhakti Niskam Shanta Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Vijnana Muni Maharaj are sending news from their extensive preaching tour in the United Kingdom that started in early April 2018 and continues to the day. Their Holinesses share photographs and videos of over twenty-five preaching programmes at the two temples of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, houses of devotees, as well as science conferences, meetings, and outdoors preaching.

 

Wed, 16 May 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Daily Service
"Even if you stay at your house, you can serve the Lord. One time, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur was giving a class. After the class, a man came with his wife up to him and said, 'My wife and I would like to take initiation from you.'"
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 15 May 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Bhakti Jagat
"Just as when you have ears, you know there is the sound of world, when you have eyes, you know there is a visual world, in the same way, if you have devotion, you can see the Lord, you can have His darshan. Those who have faith in the Lord, can understand this."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 14 May 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Examine Yourself
"Vaishnavs have twenty-six qualities. You can examine yourself and tell it yourself whether you have these qualities or not. What to speak of twenty-six qualities, do you have even one of those qualities? Only you can judge it."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 13 May 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Practise Without Deceit
"Whatever you do and whatever you do not do, Gaura knows you are a thief. Do not hide anything from the Lord, from Gurudev—they know everything. When you come to Krishna consciousness, you should practise properly."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 12 May 2018: (Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur)
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Life Is Uncertain
"We have come to this world, but life is uncertain, we can leave at any time. There is no guarantee. If we engage ourselves in the service of Govinda, then we will get super benefit and we will be able to take part in the service of Radha-Govinda."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 


In honour of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur:

~ Pranam-mantra ~

dasa-vrndavanam vande krsna-dasa-prabhum tatha
chhannavatara-chaitanya-lila-vistara-karinau
dvau nityananda-padabja-karuna-renu-bhusitau
vyakta-chchhannau budhachintyau vavande vyasa-rupinau
sri-guru-gaura-gandharva-govindas cha ganaih saha
jayanti pathakas chatra sarvesam karunarthinah

"I offer my obeisances to Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami, who made public the pastimes of the hidden avatar, Sri Chaitanya. They were both adorned with the mercy-dust of the lotus feet of Nityananda. I offer my obeisances to these two inconceivable sages who assumed the form of Vyasadeva, one—explicitly (Vrindavan Das Thakur), another—hiddenly (Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami). Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda and Their associates are ever victorious and we, the students, pray for Their mercy."
(Composed by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

Under a Haritaki Tree
"Vrindavan Das Thakur's mother's name is Narayani, and she was a niece of Srivas Pandit. Mahaprabhu always held kirtans in the house of Srivas Pandit, and Narayani lived in that same house. When she was very little, she got Mahaprabhu's mercy..."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 31 December 2012)

Clasping Nityananda Prabhu's Feet
"Nityananda is nondifferent from Guru-tattva: without mercy of the Guru you cannot get the mercy of Krishna. When will Nityananda Prabhu give me some mercy? When will He be compassionate to me and relieve me from the mundane illusion?"
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 20 October 2015)

Vrindavan Das Thakur: A Life of Chastity
"Vrindavan Das Thakur is a disciple of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and is the main servitor of Nityananda Prabhu. He has so much chastity for Him..."
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Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur
His holy birthplace (Mamgachhi), his holy Deities (Sri Sri Gaura Nitai), his holy pastimes place (haritaki tree), and his holy samadhi (Denur)...

 

 

Composed by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur:

SONG: Nitai amara dayara avadhi | নিতাই আমার দয়ার অবধি
"O brothers! My Lord Nitai's mercy is limitless! Bestowing His mercy upon the souls of this world He wanders from place to place perpetually offering the great treasure of ecstatic spiritual love to all."

SONG: Bimala hema-jini | বিমল হেমজিনি
"His spotless figure defeats pure gold! Various flowers garlands adorn Him highlighting His beauty, and, in His ecstatic thrill, the hairs on His body standing erect defeat the stamens of kadamba flowers! His body is covered with drops of perspiration..."

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

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. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"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. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

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! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs' name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

 

Fri, 11 May 2018: (Today is Sri Apara Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is at 5:03-9:23 a.m)
কেন আমরা প্রচারে যাই ? (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"সাধু-গুরু-বৈষ্ণবগণ অপরের বাড়িতে যান কি জন্য ? খাওয়া-দাওয়ার জন্য কিছু পাওয়ার ভরসায় আসেন না । তাঁরা আসেন এ পামর অধম জীবকে, পতীত জীবকে উদ্ধার করিবার জন্য, তাঁদেরকে কৃষ্ণোন্মুখ করিবার জন্য । এই শুধু আসল বস্তু ।"

 


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)

 

 

 

    

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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.”

      

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.'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 05/2018

25. (Fri) Padmini Ekadashi. Fast.

26. (Sat) Paran between 4:57 and 9:22 a.m.

 

CALENDAR FOR 06/2018

10. (Sun) Parama Ekadashi. Fast.

11. (Mon) Paran between 4:56 and 7:04 a.m.

14. (Thu) Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan Jiu's installation day festival.

17. (Sun) Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).

23. (Sat) Dashahara. Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.

24. (Sun) Nirjal Ekadashi. Fast.

25. (Mon) Paran between 4:56 and 6:01 a.m.

26. (Tue) Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

28. (Thu) Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.

29. (Fri) Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.

30. (Sat) Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad 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.


 

Sri-rupa-manjari-pada
'The lotus feet of Sri Rupa Manjari are the mine of all rasas, they are the fulfilment of life, they are the dharma (prescribed religion) of the Vedas. Her lotus feet are my vows, my penance, my mantra, my japa. They are the ultimate purpose of life.'
শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ

 

If Gurudev goes to hell, you must go with him.
There should be no question—that kind of chastity is necessary.

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