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Fri, 1 October 2021

Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (4)
"Another person who received Sri Nityananda Prabhu's mercy was Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami. Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami said that there were only three persons in this world who knew Mahaprabhu, but Gurudev said that there was one more person. Who is it? Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami himself."
Download / listen to the audio (7 Mb, 17 min | 23 February 2021 | Bengali & Kirtan)

 

Sat, 2 October 2021 (Today is Sri Indira Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is at 5:32-9:28 a.m.)

Clean Mood
"Always chant the Holy Name—when you are eating, when you are sleeping. Always keep your heart and mood clean. If we practise Krishna consciousness with proper decorum, then our ego will be removed."
Download / listen to the audio (5.6 Mb, 14 min | 23 February 2021 | Bengali)

Guidance, Issue #28 (EPUB file, 1.2 Mb)
An ePub file for offline reading on mobile phones and tablets containing the lectures of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj published here from July to September 2021. We pray this serves as a source of guidance, nourishment, and life to all the devotees and well-wishers worldwide.

Files for offline reading (all posts published on the website since July 2014):

2014
Guidance: Issue #01, 2014 (ePub, 1 Mb): 26 July 2014 to 31 December 2014.
2015
Guidance: Issue #02, 2015/1 (ePub, 0.8 Mb): January to March 2015.
Guidance: Issue #03, 2015/2 (ePub, 0.9 Mb): April to June 2015.
Guidance: Issue #04, 2015/3 (ePub, 0.8 Mb): July to September 2015.
Guidance: Issue #05, 2015/4 (ePub, 0.9 Mb): October to December 2015.
Sri Rupa-Sanatan Siksa (ePub, 0.8 Mb)
2016
Guidance: Issue #06, 2016/1 (ePub file, 0.6 Mb): January to March 2016.
Guidance: Issue #07, 2016/2 (ePub file, 0.6 Mb): March to June 2016.
Guidance: Issue #08, 2016/3 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb): July to September 2016.
Guidance: Issue #09, 2016/4 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb): October to December 2016.
2017
Guidance: Issue #10, 2017/1 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb): January to March 2017.
Guidance: Issue #11, 2017/2 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb): April to June 2017.
Guidance: Issue #12, 2017/3 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb): July to September 2017.
Guidance: Issue #13, 2017/4 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb): October to December 2017.
2018
Guidance: Issue #14, 2018/1 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb): January to March 2018.
Guidance: Issue #15, 2018/2 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb): April to June 2018.
Guidance: Issue #16, 2018/3 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb): July to September 2018.
Guidance: Issue #17, 2018/4 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb): September to December 2018.
2019
Guidance: Issue #18, 2019/1 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb): January to March 2019.
Guidance: Issue #19, 2019/2 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb): April to June 2019.
Guidance: Issue #20, 2019/3 (ePub file, 1.2 Mb): July to September 2019.
Guidance: Issue #21, 2019/4 (ePub file, 1.1 Mb): September to December 2019.
2020
Guidance: Issue #22, 2020/1 (ePub file, 1 Mb): January to March 2020.
Guidance: Issue #23, 2020/2 (ePub file, 1 Mb): April to June 2020.
Guidance: Issue #24, 2020/3 (ePub file, 1.3 Mb): July to September 2020.
Guidance: Issue #25, 2020/4 (ePub file, 1.1 Mb): September to December 2020.
2021
Guidance: Issue #26, 2021/1 (ePub file, 1 Mb): January to March 2021.
Guidance: Issue #27, 2021/2 (ePub file, 1 Mb): April to June 2021.
Guidance: Issue #28, 2021/3 (ePub file, 1.3 Mb): July to September 2021.

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

Dear Devotees, Friends, and Well-Wishers,

Please accept our humble obeisance at your holy feet.

In view of the approaching grand festival of the divine appearance of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the President and Sevaite-Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, on 7 October 2021 (Thursday), we humbly share the following as a way of general guidance on conducting festivals that we have learned from the association and eternal divine pastimes of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. Generally, the programmes arranged and hosted by Sri Gurupadpadma would go as follows:

Assembling, gathering and welcoming all august Vaishnavs and devotees with obeisances, sweet words, garlands;
A brief introductory opening speech;
Chanting kirtans:

- Vandana
- Sri Guru Parampara kirtan
('Krsna haite chaturmukha')
- Sri Gurudev's kirtan
('Gurudev! Krpa bindu diya', or 'Gurudev bada krpa kari')
- Sri Pancha-tattva's kirtan
('Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu jive', or 'Sri Krsna Chaitanya daya kara')
- Sri Vaishnav Thakur's kirtan
('Kabe Sri Chaitanya more', or 'Krpa kara Vaisnava Thakura', or 'Ohe Vaisnava Thakura')
- Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's kirtan
('Nitai-guna-mani amar', or 'Nitai-pada-kamala', or 'Akrodha paramananda')
- Sriman Mahaprabhu's kirtan
('Gaurangera duti pada', or 'Parama Karuna', or 'Emana durmati')
- Sri Sri Radha Krishna's kirtan
('Jaya Radhe Jaya Krsna', or 'Jaya Radha Madhava')
- Sri Rupa Goswami's kirtan
('Sri Rupa-manjari-pada')
- Hare Krishna Maha-mantra
Class and/or reading from scriptures;
If any other senior Vaishnavs are present, they are given turn to speak;
Concluding kirtan ('Hari haraye Nama Krsna', Hare Krishna maha-mantra);
Devotees chant kirtan and offer puspanjali (flower petals) to the picture of Sri Gurupadapadma;
Offering bhoga followed by arati worship (usually, such programmes take place at noon, so first bhoga arati is chanted, then the arati songs);
Distributing prasadam with care and affection;
Presenting daksin and/or auspicious items to senior Vaishnavs or devotees in general;
Affectionate farewell;
Completing cleaning, tidying, and other services.

 

 

From the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadapdma Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:

"What did Gurudev leave us for? So that we join the festival, give some glorification, take prasadam, and leave? Our service does not finish there. We must distribute to others what Gurudev told all over the world, what Gurudev kept for us—his books, his audio and video recordings. What we invent or discover is not necessary to distribute; distribute what he told, what he invented and discovered, that is sufficient—people will be benefitted through that. That is necessary for us. We should understand what he wanted and what he did not want..."

"Gurudev, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj always wanted to give some prasadam to the devotees, and I saw in Chaitanya-charitamrita, Prapanna-jivanamritam, and even Jagadananda Pandit's Prema-vivarta that if you have something, you must give it to others—if you have no wealth, you can give others some prasadam, and if you have no prasadam, nothing, you can give others sweet words. That is the main thing. You can make others happy with sweet words."

"All the devotees know how to cook, what is there to it? When Nityananda Prabhu is in Ekachakra, He likes roasted and mashed eggplant (begun pora), and when Nityananda Prabhu comes to Venezuela or Colombia, He takes arepa there. What is the problem? Nityananda Prabhu's taste is different—He can take different things from everybody and from everywhere as long as you cook it with heart. The main thing is to serve with heart—not to do anything artificially. When you do any service or cook anything, you must do it with heart, then it will be good for everybody, and then Mahaprabhu, or Krishna, or Nityananda Prabhu will be happy—They will enjoy, and Gurudev will also enjoy. This is the main advice how to do everything. It is necessary for us to understand this."

 

 

An extensive guidance on the proper service mood during the Vaishnav seva festivals is kept in the Daily Practice section of the website:

Observing Festivals
A page of the Daily Practice section dedicated to Vaishnav-seva and observing festivals. "Why are you making a festival? Making a festival means you are inviting many people and you are giving them some prasadam, engaging them in Krishna consciousness—it means practising Krishna consciousness."

Favourite Preparations
When asked, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj replies, "When devotees give me something with affection, I take that." Presented on this page, however, is a list of preparations favourite to His Divine Grace that was provided by the servitors of His Divine Grace.

 

 

Your servants,
on behalf of scsmathinternational.com

For enquiry: info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 

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

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

 


 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."

 

Dear Devotees, Friends, and Well-Wishers,

Please accept our humble obeisance at your holy feet.

Bowing down at your holy feet, we would like to extend a humble and earnest invitation to your holy self to join the grand celebration of the divine appearance day of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Sri Srimad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj that manifests this year on 7 October 2021 (Thursday).

Considering the calamitous circumstances we are placed in following the disappearance of our beloved Sri Gurupadpadma, we pray that every sincere devotee of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math may find a possibility to observe this day immersed in Sri Hari-katha, Hari-kirtan, and Hari-seva, which are so extremely dear to our Sri Gurupadpadma, who continues to guide, protect and watch over us, albeit unseen to our mundane eyes.

Although there is currently no bona fide centralised outlet for service contributions in the Mission, we pray that devotees can render assistance to the festivals observed in their communities and focus eternally in their lives on contributing the core ingredient of every service endeavour—one's entire being, mind, heart and soul. In the words of His Divine Grace, "Surrender to the Lord. Have full faith. You must surrender and give everything—your shyness, shame, fear, everything; keep everything at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krishna, Srimati Radharani, or Gurudev. Give your everything, cent per cent."

Taking your feet dust on our heads, we humbly pray that this supremely worshippable divine appearance day of Sri Gurupadpadma, celebrated with much joy and grandeur by the fortunate souls throughout the entire manifest creation, may pass auspiciously in every house and heart.

Your aspiring servants,
on behalf of SCSMathInternational.com

Email address for enquiries: info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 


Satisfying the Lord
"Bali Maharaj asked Vamanadev, 'O brahman, what do you want? Tell me, and I can give You anything you wish.' Vamanadev replied, 'I do not want much. I know you have everything, but I want only something small.'"
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 30 August 2020)

 

Favourite Preparations
When asked, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj replies, "When devotees give me something with affection, I take that." Presented on this page, however, is a list of preparations favourite to His Divine Grace that was provided by the servitors of His Divine Grace.

The last recorded Hari-katha and Guidance of Sri Gurupadpadma:

Take Care of Yourself [Part 1 | 2 May 2021]
"...This is the situation now—we must all be careful. We must chant more and more, we must preach more and more, and we must practise more and more. Always continue following all the rules and regulations—we must distribute the teachings that we have got from our Gurudev to others."

Sadhus' Fight [Part 2 | 2 May 2021]
"This is a battlefield. We will not run away from the battlefield—we will always stand and fight against Maya. You can see everywhere that finally demons are always defeated by the sadhu. Om is always at the side of a sadhu. Please you all take care yourself. In this situation, everybody should practise on their own, do not be disheartened."

Be Exclusive, One-Pointed [Part 3 | 2 May 2021]
"If you think about good things, then all bad things will automatically be removed from you. Do not worry so much about this. When you think some anartha is coming, you must give more and more attention to practising—concentrate your mind on practising."

শ্রীগুরুপাদপদ্মের শেষ-কথা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
[২ মে ২০২১] "এটা যুদ্ধক্ষেত্র । আমরা যুদ্ধক্ষেত্র থেকে কখনও পালিয়ে যাব না—আমরা দাঁড়িয়ে থাকব আর মায়ার বিরুদ্ধে যুদ্ধ করব । সর্বত্রই দেখতে পাবেন যে, অসুররা সব সময় সাধুর দ্বারা পরাজিত হন । যেদিকে সাধু, সেইদিকে সব সময় ওঁ থাকে । দয়া করে নিজেদের দেখাশোনা করুন । এই অবস্থায় সকলের নিজেই সাধন করতে হয়, নিরুৎসাহিত হন না ।"

 

Sun, 3 October 2021

Importance of Vaishnav-Seva
"Gurudev always warned me when I made festivals, 'Be careful. You have invited many people, you have invited sannyasis and brahmacharis—you must give them good prasadam, you must give good respect to them. If you can please and make devotees happy, then you can succeed in your spiritual life.'"
Download / listen to the audio (3.9 Mb, 10 min | 17 October 2020)

 


His Divine Grace's Sri Vyasa Puja Speech in 2010:

My Joy and My Plight
"I have never wanted this—that I would sit in one place and everybody would come, pay obeisance to me. Never. I want to go and chant and dance everywhere, preach in the villages—this is my life. It is impossible for me, it is actually an austerity for me, but I have to keep Gurudev's word."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min)

"I Need Your Mercy!"
"I am here today to get your mercy—I am here today to worship you, I have not come to take worship. I only want to serve the Vaishnavs, I have no other desire. I do not want anybody to do my puja, I want to serve you all."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min)

 

Mon, 4 October 2021

Good Heart Is the Soul of the Temple
"You get millions of people joining and chanting, 'Gaura Hari bol! Gaura Hari bol!' but if you sieve through this crowd, you will not find even one pure devotee there. Yet, there can be just two-five people, but they worship and practise Krishna consciousness properly—they are my happiness."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 17 October 2020)

 


His Divine Grace's Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in 2011:

Sri Vyasa Puja Day: A Happy Day
"Today is a very happy day for me: everybody is giving their mercy to me. Also, I can see all the devotees today, they are happily enjoying the programme and glorifying Gurudev. That is my thing—I do not want my glorification, I always want to glorify my Guru."
Download (1.3 Mb, 4 min)

Fending Maya Off: Nourish Others, Protect Yourself
"Call devotees and bring them to the temple, help them keep connection. Maya is very powerful, but when devotees are with devotees, maya always runs away. We must worry about our quality. We can be small, but our line should be perfect."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min)

Kirtans: Vandana • Gurudev krpa bindu diya • Oh vaisnava thakura dayara sagara • Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Ray • Avatara sara Gora avatara • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download / listen to the audio (6.6 Mb, 20 min)

My Great Fortune and Hope
"Actually I do not know when my birth day is, but Gurudev told me, 'This is your birth day,' and that is why devotees celebrate this day. Celebrating means what? Celebrating means devotees are giving mercy to me on this day and I am becoming indebted to them."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min)

Sankirtan Yajna—Soul of Preaching
"Where it is allowed, you must do sankirtan in the street—there may be only five of you, but if you do sankirtan, people will come, even birds, beasts, trees will get benefit through your kirtan. If you sit in your house, no one will come—start the fire, wind will come."
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 28 September 2011)

 

Tue, 5 October 2021

Avoiding Pratistha
"Without service to Vaishnavs, what can rescue us from this kind of illusory environment? Gurudev always said that it is very difficult in this age of Kali to conquer illusory environment, to conquer kanak, kamini, and pratistha. You can overcome kanak (attachment to money) and kamini (attachment to women), but it is very hard to give up pratistha (attachment to name and fame)."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 5 min | 17 October 2020)

 


His Divine Grace's Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in 2013:

Sri Vyasa Puja Day: My Mood and Request
"Every day is a service day for me, but today is the day when I must serve devotees more. I do not know how much I can surrender, but Gurudev made me his dog, and that is why I am serving as his dog—I am still serving and protecting the temple as a dog..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min)

Sri Vyasa Puja Day: Appreciating Mercy
"You have already got it from Gurudev. We have lost our address and Krishna sent Gurudev to take us to our address. So, we already understand what is our real home. Always be successful in your spiritual life, always proceed in your spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min)

Sri Vyasa Puja Day: My Only Prayer
"I am very happy to see you all. You are celebrating this festival, but actually for me this day is not a day to take puja from others, but today is the day when I must give puja to all the devotees..."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min)

Chaste and Selfless
"If you have attachment to service for your own happiness, not for the happiness of your Guru—if your own happiness means more to you than the happiness of your Guru—then it is a problem."
Download / listen to the audio (4.2 Mb, 13 min; English and Bengali)

 

Wed, 6 October 2021 (Sri Vyasa Puja Festival Adhivas)

Preach and Proceed In Your Spiritual Life
"You may have a small temple, you are just a few devotees there, but you can gather together and worship your Guru with heart and soul. Make festivals, give good prasadam, glorify our Guru-varga, sing some bhajans. This is what a temple is meant for. This is our life."
Download / listen to the audio (3.4 Mb, 8 min | 17 October 2020)

Make a Temple in Your Heart
"You must give shelter to Radha-Krishna, Gurudev within your heart, and you can understand how wide you must open your heart to do that... You must throw your own happiness, your own life into the Ganges for the benefit of others."
Download / listen to the audio (4.6 Mb, 10 min | 16 November 2014)

 


His Divine Grace's Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in 2014 & 2015:

Part 1: How to See the Guru: Mercy
Clear guidance on how to understand who the Guru is, and how a sincere disciple should see the Guru: the Guru is not only a mahabhagavata (a great devotee), he is nondifferent from Krishna Himself.
Download / listen to the audio (6.4 Mb, 14 min)

Part 2: How to See the Guru: Chastity
The main quality of a sincere disciple explained by several examples: one-pointed attention, rejecting the unfavourable, intense attachment to service and devotees, faith, and careful choice of association.
Download / listen to the audio (7 Mb, 15 min)

Sri Vyasa Puja, Adhivas Day (Bengali, entire class)
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is speaking on the eve of His Divine Appearance Day.
Download / listen to the audio (32.5 Mb, 95 min)

Your Fortune, My Fortune
"You have assembled here today for this occasion to give mercy to a fallen soul like myself. I feel humbled and very fortunate. It is very difficult to get the darshan of Vaishnavs. When I am giving initiation, do you know what I am remembering?..."

Be Conscious and Cautious
"To live eternally in Vraja, you must enter a relationship with your Guru, after that if you practise, you can understand your destination. How can we make Gurudev happy? If we can understand it step by step, then we will be able to understand the main teaching."

Greatness Is Not Measured by Cloth
"Religion means we must bring the jiva souls to Krishna consciousness. Gurudev gave this duty to me, and this is not only my responsibility, it is your responsibility too. Gurudev said, 'One does not become a sannyasi just by wearing a sannyasi's clothes.'"

Surrender: Eye-Opener
"'Do you not know who this is? Can you not recognise Him? He is the Guru of all, He is Lord Krishna Himself! He has come to this world to awaken the souls. He took sannyas from Keshav Bharati.' Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya did not believe it."

Mercy Means Anugatya
"It is necessary to always think about the order of your Guru. Guru's mercy means following the order of the Guru—if you follow the order of your Guru, then you get his mercy. You can go to the market, buy chanting beads and chant on them—but it is not the same."

Neither Cry nor Laugh
"You must ask yourself first, 'Do you love yourself or your Guru more? Do you love the Lord or yourself more?' Examine yourself. How long will you sleep in the lap of Maya? How long will you choke and struggle in the waters of Maya?"

Pure Current
"This Name was chanted in many villages, but with offence, and Bhaktivinod Thakur, holding the current of devotion, preached the pure Holy Name to this world just as Maharaj Bhagirath brought the Ganges to this world."

 

Thu, 7 October 2021 (Holy Appearance Day of Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
The last recorded Hari-katha and Guidance of Sri Gurupadpadma:

Take Care of Yourself [Part 1 | 2 May 2021]
"...This is the situation now—we must all be careful. We must chant more and more, we must preach more and more, and we must practise more and more. Always continue following all the rules and regulations—we must distribute the teachings that we have got from our Gurudev to others."

Sadhus' Fight [Part 2 | 2 May 2021]
"This is a battlefield. We will not run away from the battlefield—we will always stand and fight against Maya. You can see everywhere that finally demons are always defeated by the sadhu. Om is always at the side of a sadhu. Please you all take care yourself. In this situation, everybody should practise on their own, do not be disheartened."

Be Exclusive, One-Pointed [Part 3 | 2 May 2021]
"If you think about good things, then all bad things will automatically be removed from you. Do not worry so much about this. When you think some anartha is coming, you must give more and more attention to practising—concentrate your mind on practising."

শ্রীগুরুপাদপদ্মের শেষ-কথা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
[২ মে ২০২১] "এটা যুদ্ধক্ষেত্র । আমরা যুদ্ধক্ষেত্র থেকে কখনও পালিয়ে যাব না—আমরা দাঁড়িয়ে থাকব আর মায়ার বিরুদ্ধে যুদ্ধ করব । সর্বত্রই দেখতে পাবেন যে, অসুররা সব সময় সাধুর দ্বারা পরাজিত হন । যেদিকে সাধু, সেইদিকে সব সময় ওঁ থাকে । দয়া করে নিজেদের দেখাশোনা করুন । এই অবস্থায় সকলের নিজেই সাধন করতে হয়, নিরুৎসাহিত হন না ।"

 

In honour of the Grand Festival of the Divine Appearance of Sri Gurupadpadma Ananta-sri-vibhusita Om Visnupad Paramahamsa-kula-chudamani Visva-varenya Sri Srimad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:

 

 

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."

 

 


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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)

 

 

Autobiography of Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj
To try to describe unlimited glories of a Vaishnav is a very challenging task, and because the nature of Guru is beyond what we can grasp with our material intelligence and beyond what we can perceive with our material senses, it makes the task even harder. Presented here is an autobiographical discourse of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the current Acharya and Sevaite of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Remembering Early Days
"Today's day is accepted as the day of my birthday. I do not know by what pull I have come here. "Krishna is my mother, Krishna is my father"—I knew that from my childhood, I had such sukriti. Since my childhood I have always been inspired to read Srimad Bhagavad-gita."
Download / listen to the audio (3.6 Mb, 10 min | 29 September 2019)

PHOTO ALBUM
The photographs presented in this dedicated photo album are only a few glimpses into a particle of the service and contribution that His Divine Grace has made. May they however become a source of inspiration for the service and dedication to the lotus feet of Sri Gurudev that His Divine Grace embodies.

 


KIRTANS:
Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya | গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া
"When I examine myself for qualifications, I find none. Your mercy is everything. If you are not merciful to me, then, crying, I will no longer maintain my life."

 

Samsara-davanala | সংসার-দাবানল
"I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, the ocean of goodness who assumes the form of a cloud of mercy to deliver the souls burning in the blazing fire of material existence."

 

Sri-guru-charana-padma | শ্রীগুরুচরণ-পদ্ম
"I carefully offer my obeisance to Sri Guru's lotus feet, which are the sole abode of devotion. O brother! By his mercy we cross over this world and reach Krishna."

 

Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
"Srila Govinda Maharaj's dear successor, who is devoted to practising and preaching his teachings, is Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. All the Gurus in this succession are associates of Sri Gauranga—I pray for their remnants."

 

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."

 

 

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."

 

 

Amara jivana | আমার জীবন
"My life is always engrossed in sin. There is not a trace of piety within it. I have caused others so much anxiety and trouble. Such a sinner as I is shunned by devotees, and is a constant offender."

 

 

Gurudev bada krpa kari | গুরুদেব! বড় কৃপা করি’
"When, O master, will you mercifully grant this servant the qualification to do this? Then my heart will become steadfast, I will tolerate everything, and I will serve the Lord sincerely."

 


His Divine Grace's Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in 2017 & 2018:

My Service Day
"I am always with the devotees, I am always thinking about the devotees and I am always thinking about Gurudev. Actually, this day is my service day. I must serve my Gurudev more, I want to serve the devotees—this is how I want to celebrate this day. This is my happiness."
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Meaning of Guru Puja
"We must understand the meaning of 'guru-puja.' If you only offer some arati to Gurudev, this is not guru-puja. Guru-puja means guru-seva. We must always think, "How can I please my Guru? What does Gurudev want? What does he like?" We must understand this and fulfil Gurudev's most cherished desires."
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Key to Guru Puja
"Gurudev had explained and taught me that when you make a festival not much is necessary—a festival means Vaishnav seva, bhakta-seva. Guru-seva is not engaging your Guru in service—it means serving your Guru, serving his devotees."
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Service Consciousness
"If we always practise and if we always serve Vaishnavs, then we can become worthy of a particle of dust from the lotus feet of Vaishnavs—that is sufficient for us. If you fast and offer some flower to your Guru but do not take part in service—it means you think about yourself, not about others."
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Sri Vyasa Puja Speech
"Actually, all the devotees have come here from all over Bengal and many countries also and they are celebrating my birthday, but I am not thinking about my birthday because I do not want to take any puja from devotees. I always want to be servitors' servitor, I do not want to take any service from others."
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"I Want to Be a Good Follower of My Gurudev"
"I have never wanted to be a Guru, and to this day I still do not think that I am a Guru. I always think that I want to be a good disciple of my Gurudev—I want to be a servitor of Gurudev's devotees, I want to be a good follower of my Gurudev."
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Guru-Disciple Bond
"You must understand purely what Gurudev needs, what is his connection, what Gurudev wants, what his heart wants and you must always fulfil his desire. That is what the relationship between the Guru and a disciple is."
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Remembering Early Days
"Today's day is accepted as the day of my birthday. I do not know by what pull I have come here. "Krishna is my mother, Krishna is my father"—I knew that from my childhood, I had such sukriti. Since my childhood I have always been inspired to read Srimad Bhagavad-gita."
Download / listen to the audio (3.6 Mb, 10 min | Bengali and English)

Sri Guru: More than Lord
"Guru is called a holy embodiment of the Lord's mercy. You all worship or serve the Lord, but you will not get direct love and affection from the Lord. Because the Lord cannot give you direct mercy, He sends His close associate in the form of a Guru to this world."
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Intimate Service Mood
"Many are scared to speak to Gurudev, but what is there to be scared about? Are you afraid of the one whose shelter you have taken? Gurudev is called the centre, the very heart of the disciple. This is our line."
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On Lord's Order
"Whatever austerity comes, throw your happiness away, forget your own happiness or sadness and serve the Lord. The Lord has kept me alive, and you have all come here, you are giving me your blessing, then I am getting one more year of life."
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Unswerving Devotion
"I will tell you some examples of Guru-seva. There cannot be anything more important in your life than this. You must always remember this, then you will get supreme benefit. I always pray to the Lord that you may get relief from the illusory environment and come to serve the Lord."
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Great Advantage of Guru-Seva
"There are sixty-four devotional practices, and Prahlad Maharaj said among all those devotional practices Guru-seva has more importance. You must listen to what I am saying carefully. Remember it."
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Laws of Spiritual Kingdom
"When you aspire to enter Vrindavan's kingdom, you must apply for the visa at Radharani's lotus feet. When you get Her stamp of approval, then you can get the darshan of Vrindavan; and Radharani is Gurudev himself, so when you get his seal, then you can enter that domain."
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Service to Guru: Abode of Benediction
"Those who fail to practise various devotional practices very quickly attain all perfection just by serving their Guru. Those who are fortunate can embrace this in their hearts—if you are always busy trying to make your Guru happy, you can attain perfection in this very life."
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Supreme Desire of Supreme Lord
"You want to enjoy so much, but the Lord wants to enjoy with you all together and His desire is millions times stronger. That is why the Lord sends His associates to this world who come to engage you in the service of Lord and send You back to the Lord. We sit here amidst illusion and think, 'I want more,' But how much is your capacity to enjoy?"
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Entering Gurudev's Family
"Gurudev stretches his hand to you, but why do you not accept his hand? Gurudev calls out, 'Come, come! Come to my family!' Unless you enter this family, your anarthas will never leave you even if you chant millions of Holy Names with offences."
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Trade Secrets of Krishna Consciousness
"If one is to come to Vraja Krishna, one must imbibe the mood of Vraja. What does it mean to get the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu? If you can attract and give joy to Nitaichand with your kirtan, then you will feel taste and joy chanting kirtan—then you can get Radha-Krishna."
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Exposing Core of Disciple's Heart
"You do not enter into a relationship with the Guru just by taking a mantra from him. If you have love and affection for your Guru, then you have some relationship with your Guru, then your journey up the ladder of devotion has begun."
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Core of Mission's Heart
"If you take life away, is there any value in the body? The same is true for our spiritual life—if you remove Guru from your spiritual life, you remove life from your body. If you remove service to the Lord from a temple, this temple loses its very life."
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Fri, 8 October 2021

At Sri Ekachakra Dham: Morning Kirtans (Part One)
 Sri Dasavatara Stotram  Gaya Gaura madhur svare  Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download/listen to the audio (6 Mb, 15 min | 24 February 2021 | Kirtan)

Clear Your Path
"It is necessary to always chant Krishna-kirtan. You are worrying about your money, food, clothes, gossips at every moment passing your whole life like that. It is necessary to control the six urges, it is necessary to correct six defects in yourself, and it is necessary to keep good association. Keep enthusiasm for Hari-katha, for the Lord's service. If you do not read about it, if you do not follow it, you will not get any result."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 24 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 9 October 2021

Nurture Exclusive Desire
"Can you control all these senses? How is it possible to do it? If senses become very strong and we feel too much lust, anger, greed, illusion, etc., we will be removed from Krishna consciousness. There is ananya-abhilas (exclusive desire) and there is anya-abhilas (other desires)..."
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Managing or Damaging?
'We have all come here because we want be a servitor—we do not want to become a manager. I came here as a sweeper, and I want to die as a sweeper.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“A proper renunciant easily attains devotion: everything they do is purified by devotion to Krishna.”

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.

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