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His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Kolkata—Worldwide, 20 September 2020, part 1


Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Visva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Jay Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad ki jay
Rupanuga-guru-varga ki jay
Namacharya Haridas Thakur ki jay
Vrinda Devi Tulasi Devi Sri Bhakti Devi ki jay
Sri Shyama Kunda Radha Kunda Sri Giri Govardhan ki jay
Sri Mayapur Dham Sri Nabadwip Dham Sri Vrindavan Mathura ki jay
Sri Purusottam Ksetra ki jay
Baladev Subhadra Jagannathjiu ki jay
Akar Math-raj Sri Chaitanya Math ki jay
Mayapur Yogapith ki jay
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ki jay
Tandiya sakha Math samuha ki jay
Sri Mather sevak vrinda bhakta-vrinda ananta-koti Vaishnav vrinda ki jay
Sri Gaudiya Acharya vrinda ki jay
Tridandi-pad-gan ki jay
Saparsada Sriman Nityananda Prabhu ki jay
Saparsada Sriman Mahaprabhu ki jay
Bhakta-prabara Prahlad Maharaj ki jay
Suddha-bhakti-vighna-vinasankari Bhagavan Nrisinghadev ki jay
Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj ki jay
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj ki jay
All the assembled devotees ki jay
All the worldwide devotees ki jay
Samagata Sri Gaura bhakta-vrinda ki jay
All the sannyasi, brahmachari bhakta-vrinda ki jay
Harinam sankirtan ki jay
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

I am very happy to see you all today, it is very nice to meet you all today again on this Sunday, one week later. Here, everybody is doing very nice by the mercy of Gurudev.

Two days ago, Purushottam Month started. It is a very auspicious month—just like niyom-seva, kartik-vrata, like Kartik month and Damodar month. This is a very auspicious month. At this time, all Gaudiya Vaishnavs follow this Purushottam month, they show their respect for Purushottam month from their hearts.

So far as I know (I am getting news from all over the world), everywhere devotees are doing well. Everybody practises and gradually restarting their preaching movement also after this pandemic situation. Here, this month, the rainy season is coming to an end, autumn is coming, and after that winter will come...

I am very happy to see you all. Krishna arranges and makes it possible for me to see all of my family members together every week, every Sunday, and I can see all of my well-wishers, all of my friends, all of my family members. I see they remember the Lord very nicely, they practise Krishna consciousness, they follow sravanam, kirtanam through their faith. This is the nine-fold process of practising devotion (nava-vidha bhakti),

আদৌশ্রদ্ধা ততঃ সাধুসঙ্গোঽথ ভজনক্রিয়া ।
ততোঽনর্থনিবৃত্তিঃ স্যাৎ ততো নিষ্ঠা রুচিস্ততঃ ॥
অথাসক্তিস্ততো ভাবস্ততঃ প্রেমাভ্যুদঞ্চতি ।
সাধকানাময়ং প্রেম্ণঃ প্রাদুর্ভাবে ভবেৎ ক্রমঃ ॥

adau sraddha tatah sadhu-sango 'tha bhajana-kriya
tato 'nartha-nivrttih syat tato nistha ruchis tatah
athasaktis tato bhavas tatah premabhyudanchati
sadhakanam ayam premnah pradurbhave bhavet kramah

"In the beginning there is (1) faith, then (2) good association, then (3) practising life. After that, (4) the offences gradually go away, (5) faith becomes stronger, (6) taste comes, then (7) attachment, then there arises (8) love and (9) intense transcendental love. This is how love to God comes to those who practise Krsna consciousness."

(Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhuh, 1.4.15-16)

This is the main process in our spiritual life. Step by step we proceed down this line, we practise this proper line following Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's line (Bhaktivinod-dhara), Srila Rupa Goswami's conception, Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan's conception. Every year, after Param Gurudev's Vyasa Puja, we alway go for Vrindavan parikrama, but we do not know if we can go or not this year. Still,

যে দিন গৃহে ভজন দেখি ।
গৃহেতে গোলোক ভায় ॥

ye dina grhe bhajana dekhi
grhete goloka bhaya

"On the days when I see devotional service taking place in my home, I feel that Goloka has manifested there."

(Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur)

We can practise Vaishnav-sanga, sadhu-sanga from anywhere. In his last moments, Gurudev instructed, "Do not forget Krishna, always remember Krishna. No matter where you are (on a train, in a bus, car, room, house, forest, thatched house, big building, etc.), wherever you are staying, always practise spiritual life, always chant the Holy Name, practise Krishna consciousness." So, we must always remember Krishna, chant the Holy Name, practise and do our service from wherever we are. We must continue our service movement.


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