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2021

 

 

JANUARY 2021

 

1 January 2021
Grand and Joyous Festival
"I am very happy because the festival was very successful. Actually, we have seen such crowds before only in Gurudev's time in Nabadwip, and now is the first time we see it again at this Vyasa Puja festival of Srila Gurudev in 2021. Everybody is very happy with this festival."
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Protecting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
"I have seen how Gurudev protects his temple, Srila Sridhar Maharaj's temple. In one sense, I am very unfortunate because I tried so hard to protect Gurudev's mission after Gurudev but could not do it. In another way, at least I could protect Gurudev's devotees."
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Unblemished Sacrifice
"Today is Gurudev's appearance day. You all know everything—where Gurudev was born, how he came to the mission, etc. I do not want to describe so many things now. However, there are some who criticise Gurudev, and I would like to give some message to them."
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"My Pride, My Joy and My Hope"
"I am very proud of you all. I do not know how many days I will be alive, but I want to preach until my death. And I only beg you for one thing—please give me your mercy so that I can serve my Gurudev and his mission like this until my death."
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3 January 2021 (Disappearance of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad)
Illustrious Acharya
"I am offering my obeisance at the lotus feet of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur whose disappearance day took place today. He is not an ordinary person of this material world—he came from Goloka Vrindavan, from the Lord Himself. When his job finished here, he passed the responsibility to his beloved disciples and went back to his own home."
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Advent of Hari-Kirtan Murti
"We have heard about so many glories of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur from many Vaishnavs, many scholars, and our Param Guru Maharaj (Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj) also described everything in his poetry."
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Srila Prabhupad's Mission
"Srila Prabhupad taught what pure service is—he taught that everything could be used and is meant for the service of the Lord. He established sixty-four temples, and all the brahmacharis, sannyasis of these temples preached house to house and distributed Hari-katha."
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Srila Prabhupad's Teachings
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj often said that Srila Prabhupad's word was very hard, like a stone or thunderbolt, but inside he could be soft as a lotus. Fathers are always very loving and affectionate to their sons, but Srila Prabhupad gave more love and affection that any father could give."
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Unimaginable Service
"It is unforgettable. We do not know who Krishna and Gurudev take service from—only those who have some sukriti, who have some great fortune, can participate in service in their life. There are so many rich people, there are so many big people, but only a fortunate soul can do service."
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10 January 2021
Good Mind, Good Heart
"So many things are bound to happen, but our duty is to practise properly, to chant the Holy Name, to follow all the rules and regulations. Sometimes, some problems come, some things can happen in family life, and it gives us a little pain, but when something bad comes, we should always ignore it."
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Uninterrupted Service Life
"Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur so much reduced the rules and regulations. He even relaxed the rules of following ekadasi. All of our guru-varga, all followers of Sri Rupanuga line have already accepted and established all these things. We must try to follow the rules and regulations as much as we can, we must do our best in our practising life."
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Accommodating Heart
"(1) Now accommodation in Nrisingha Palli is not a problem for devotees. (2) Even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them. (2) Vishnupriya Devi made a huge sacrifice for us because if she had not left Mahaprabhu, how would we have known about Mahaprabhu's separation pastimes?"
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Material Affection
"You are showing some love and affection, but how are you doing it? Always be careful with giving 'love and affection'. There are brahmacharis, sannyasis living at the temple, and you should always keep some distance from them. We will stay together in a temple, but we must be always careful—we will not enter with anyone into a husband-wife relationship."
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Coming Before Deities
"When you come in front of the Deities, you must always think, 'I must serve the Deities.' Some other thought can come because our mind is always naughty. What can we do? We will try our best so that only good thoughts come to our minds."
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Sri Uddharan Datta Thakur and Sri Vakreshwar Pandit
"(1) Sri Uddharan Datta Thakur was a great Vaishnav, maha-bhagavat, and he always worshiped and served Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's lotus feet. (2) The birthplace of Sri Vakreshwar Pandit is in Guptipara, near Kalna. Sri Vakreshwar Pandit always danced during Mahaprabhu's kirtans—he was a great singer and dancer."
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Best Turn In Life
"When I joined Krishna consciousness, my family said, 'That boy has lost his mind!' They did not even want to see my face, but now they understand that I made no mistake. It is necessary for some devotees to leave their family and join full time—it is necessary for the future of the Mission."
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17 January 2021
Latest Events
"I am very happy to see you all after one week. I have been doing some preaching programme lately and came last night. It was Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas day recently. This year, I had to go to Nabadwip on this day because I have so much service there."
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Memorable Day In Bamunpara
"One morning Gurudev went to Bamunpara. Only Gurudev, his driver, me, and Gurudev's servant who cooked for him, went at that time. That day, Gurudev showed me that place in Bamunpara where Mahaprabhu passed after taking sannyas..."
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Remembering Mahaprabhu's Sannyas-Lila
"Srila Param Guru Maharaj said that during this time Nabadwip was covered by thick clouds—there was no sun in the sky and everything was very dark. Even the sun too cried because the Lord had left Nabadwip. It was such a sad time, everybody felt very deep separation."
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Ten Days in Shantipur
"...When Mahaprabhu came to Shantipur and the news about it spread everywhere, so many devotees started coming there—so many boats, full of people, came to Shantipur to see Mahaprabhu..."
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Heart-Breaking Decision
"Mahaprabhu's mother, Gadadhar, Brahmananda, Chandrasekhara, and Mukunda. Mahaprabhu told Nityananda Prabhu, 'Nobody except them knows about it.' Sri Sachi Mata cried so much and other devotees also tried to dissuade Mahaprabhu in so many ways..."
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Deceitless Dealings
"Everything is service, and it is necessary to always do service from your heart. Try to respect each other. It is very important. Do not create so many classes, divisions, and groups among devotees. It is necessary to be simple, without any deceit."
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Deficiency in Practice
"We can overcome this situation, but we need to practise properly—we must serve devotees, we must preach for devotees. Practise very nicely. There are so many deficiencies in devotees. It is necessary to learn and practise."
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24 January 2021
Increasing Preaching Scope
"Yesterday I went to Nrisingha Palli for a short time, and tomorrow I am again going preaching for five days in Bankura and Bardhaman. In the meantime, Sripad Sajjan Maharaj is doing book distribution here in Kolkata...."
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Distribute Krishna Consciousness!
"There are so many people suffering in this world—they too are searching for the main source, they too are searching for the hidden treasure. They wait for somebody to come and distribute it to them. Go and distribute this hidden treasure to everyone!"
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Offering Bhog on Ekadasi
"Sometimes, devotees live in their house and if they offer rice, dal, or kitchuri on ekadasi, how will they take it? They do not want to throw away food, so they do not offer grains on this day. However, if it is a temple with Deities, then we should offer everything, both ekadasi and non-ekadasi preparations."
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Sri Jagadish Pandit
"Born in Guwahati, Assam, Sri Jagadish Pandit came to live in Nabadwip. Sri Jagadish Pandit and Hiranya lived together on the bank of the Gages near Sri Jagannath Misra's house, and Mahaprabhu would often come to visit them."
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Be Strong and Straight
"When you live at the temple, you engage only in sravan, kirtan, you take prasadam, and when you live in your house, you must engage yourself in the same way—even if you live as a householder, you should still do everything that we do at the temple."
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Mission's Sustenance
"I want all Gurudev's family members to be good and to be going in the proper way because they are the ones who will carry the flag of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math all over the world. That is my vision. I have not taken up any other flag—Gurudev gave me his flag, and I am proceeding and going everywhere carrying that very flag."
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Learn to Tolerate
"Life is very short and life is very uncertain—so many problems will come, but we will not bow our hear down at the lotus feet of Maya Devi. We must do our service properly. You will have to face so many things, and it is necessary to tolerate everything."
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31 January 2021
"I Want to Surrender"
"Gurudev, you have been so merciful to me—you have given me a place in Godrumdwip! You have ordered me to stay in this abode and chant the Holy Name. But I ask Gurudev, when will you give me the qualification to chant the Holy Name?"
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Our Plight and Plea
"We have a chaitya-guru in our heart, and we constantly pray, 'When will Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu give some mercy to me? When will I get the shelter of Guru and Vaishnavs?' We cannot reach the Lord (our real home) without Guru and Vaishnavs."
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Wealth of Nanda Maharaj's Yard
"You must worship the Lord through sankirtana-yajna. Practise singing devotional songs, it is good for you. Always remember the Lord and His devotees. Sing five songs in the morning, five songs in the evening—practise in this way, and it will give you much energy for service."
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Pure Sambandha
"We cannot see, 'He is my master, and I am his servant' because we do not have this kind of eyes—our eyes are full of dust, full of ego, full of all kinds of illusion. But the problem is that we hold onto our ego..."
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Blessing In Disguise
"Krishna will give so much austerity, but 'sukhe duhkhe bhule nako' (in happiness or distress, never forget the Lord)! When you are sad, you only think about Krishna, but when you are happy, you do not remember or pray to Krishna. So, Krishna always tests us..."
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Unconditional Life
"It is like selling ghee mixed with dalda. You think, 'No problem! I can commit sins the whole day and I will chant some Holy Names in the evening—all the sins will be removed!' If you think you can make the same offence day after day and as Gurudev is merciful he will forgive all offences, it is not good. We must try to serve Gurudev without any offence."
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Jewel of Sincerity
"We say we are searching for Sri Krishna, but in lieu of that we are searching for boys and girls. These are very hard words for me to say. If you want a wife, go outside and take some girl from outside, why do you do this at the temple?"
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FEBRUARY 2021

 

2 February 2021 (Preaching Programme in Singur, WB)

Honouring Hari-Prasad
"We do not want to and must not stay even one day without Hari-katha. Our respectable host has called me and you all today not only for taking prasad. We have come here to take Hari-prasad—to honour the prasad of Hari-katha."
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Exclusive Path
"We may have entered the path of devotion, the world of devotion, however it does not take long to get removed from there. It is very difficult to progress down the path of devotion, but if is very easy to get removed from it. Remember this."
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7 February 2021
"Guru-mukha-padma-vakya chitete kariya aikya"
"I was at a programme the day before yesterday, and I was telling them that I had read a lecture of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur where somebody asked a question, 'What is good association? What is not good association?'"
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Internal and Eternal
"First, it is necessary to have sraddha. It is not necessary to show externally how much faith for the Lord you have—the question is how much faith do you have for your Guru, for your Master and for the worshippable Lord internally? However, the problem is our ego..."
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Clearing the Path
"I am not saying I am perfect, so when I say something to you, I am giving advice to myself. If I tell, tell, tell, then one day I too will become clean. I know that all these things are easier said than done. So, I am saying all this for my own benefit."
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Cause of All Causes
"We show so much devotion externally, but how much love and attachment to our Gurudev do we have internally? How much time do we give to him every day? Every day, we work the whole day running behind some kanak, kamini, pratistha, but do you have any time to spare for the Lord, for your Gurudev?"
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Do Not Be Disheartened
"Those who cannot bodily join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama this year, can make this parikrama from their house. Do not be disheartened. If you have a great desire and a great fortune, you will be able to join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama next year."
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Forthcoming Festivals
"You can come and join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. You have a great fortune to do so. Join, it is good for you. We are inviting you all—if you cannot come physically, you can join this festival through your heart, through your mind."
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On Importance of Chastity
"You have a soul, and you have a relationship with the Lord. Krishna says that He is chaste to His devotees, and if you want to be a devotee of Lord Krishna, then you too must have chastity. We sometimes want to please our parents, husbands, wives, but Krishna says, 'If you please Me, you will please everybody.'"
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Study and Learn
"Gurudev always said: I am teaching so many things, but what have they understood? Somebody has been reading Ramayan the whole year, and after that they ask, 'Whose father was Sita Devi?' I have been teaching them Mahaprabhu's conception (be humble, tolerant, and give honour to others), and one year later they are asking such questions..."
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14 February 2021
Holy Vasanta Panchami Day
"(1) Sri Pundarik Vidyanidhi Prabhu was the incarnation of King Vrisabhanu, and he is a great Vaishnav. (2) Nobody has been able to trace when Sri Vishnupriya Devi left this world. We have not heard it mentioned anywhere in the scriptures. We only know the avirbhav of Sri Vishnupriya Devi..."
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Extraordinary Qualities of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami
"Everybody must think about Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's lifestyle, how much austerity he faced. Srila Raghunath Das Goswami is a very extraordinary personality. He was extremely humble, tolerant, and always gave honour to others."
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Hanker and Aspire
"If we try to get even one tiny drop of his mercy, that is sufficient for us. We always pray for his mercy because without the mercy of such Vaishnavs we cannot proceed in our spiritual life. We say these things, and it is very easy to say, but it is very hard to do this."
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Keep Your Head at Vaishnavs' Lotus Feet
"Whether you are staying in a hot area or in a cold area where there is snow, it is not a problem—wherever you are, you must practise properly. We must pray for the mercy of Vaishnavs. Always sing, 'Kripa koro Vaishnav Thakur!'"
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"Please Forgive Me"
"I do not have any devotion, any qualities or qualification to serve You! I am a fallen soul, and I am always torturing You so much (I cannot serve You properly)... I always make offences to You, but I am begging You to please forgive me my offences."
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Renounce Pride, Not Practice
"We can read. Reading is not bad. And if you do not read, it is also not bad—then it will be jnana-sunya bhakti, 'I do not want to know anything, I only know service.' Other than this, reading is not a problem, but we must remember that we should not become proud."
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21 February 2021
Lord's Arrangement
"Gurudev said from time to time, 'If one door closes, another door will open.' This is my hope. If some devotees do not help, it is not a problem—Krishna arranges everything for His service Himself."
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Service Field
"In the coming three-four days, thousands and thousands of people will come and take prasadam every day here at the Ekachakra Temple. You also contribute to this festival from far away, it is good for you, and it pleases Lord Nityananda Prabhu."
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Gist of Guru-Mahima
"Try to understand the meaning of these words. That is Guru-Mahima (glories of Sri Guru), and that came from Mahaprabhu's lotus mouth. Even Lord Brahma worships Nityananda Prabhu. And now, so many devotees have come to the holy appearance place of this Nityananda Prabhu..."
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Eternal Bond with Sri Ekachakra Dham
"I know many cannot come this year because of the situation, what can I say? It makes me very sad, and I miss them, but I hope that they will celebrate this day in their own centres, at their own homes. Every house should make a programme on this day, that is our happiness because we cannot conceive of anything in our life without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu."
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Sri Gauda Mandal Parikrama
"I wanted to make a Gauda Mandal parikrama this year, but I wanted to make it with foreign devotees, and because not so many devotees are coming for Gaura Purnima this year, I cannot make it this year. I have decided to postpone it until next year."
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Construction Pastimes
"They have finished the goshala today. We have made a new goshala here in Ekachakra, because there are so many cows now, and the old goshala had become too small. So, I have expanded it..."
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Pride in Our Identity
"It is unfortunate that people become big, great Ph.D. and become very proud of that. What should we be proud of? We must be proud of being eternal servants of the servants of devotees. This is our main pride. Yet, we become proud of our mundane education. Real education is when you learn to be a devotee."
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28 February 2021
Overflowing and Grand Festival
"I was very busy with the festival of Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day in Sri Ekachakra Dham last week. So many devotees came to this festival—crowds and crowds of people. The temple was overflooded. This is only the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu and Gurudev."
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Mission in Sri Ekachakra Dham
"Nityananda Prabhu bestowed his mercy all over the world. We can see the influence of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu even in Srila Sridhar Maharaj's life also and we can understand from all of this how glorious Sriman Nityananda Prabhu is."
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Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Line
"Mahaprabhu said to the effect, 'If you worship Nityananda Prabhu, it is the same as worshipping Me, but if you worship Nityananda Prabhu, I am pleased by that more than by anything else.' So many nice things are told about Sriman Nityananda Prabhu...."
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Sriman Nityananda Prabhu: Ocean of Mercy
"May those who desire to cross over the material existence and dive in the ocean of devotion serve Sri Nitaichand. Nityananda Prabhu does not consider who is good and who is bad, He saves anyone who falls before Him."
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Sri Ekachakra Festival: Beyond Imagination
"The festival lasted finally four days—ekadasi, dvadasi, trayodasi, and chaturdasi; and everybody started coming one day before that. 2,500 kg rice total for this festival, and 1,000 on Nityananda Prabhu's day. Everything was finishing all the time. Our idea of the scope of this festival proved a failure."
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Real Family Life
"You must force yourself. Do everything properly. Wake up early in the morning, do mangal arati, cook bhoga, do the offering, etc. It must be a real family life without attachment. Ask yourself—do you worship Krishna or do you worship your material life?"
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"My Life Is for My Gurudev"
"So many things happened, I even risked my life, everything, but I know that my life is not for me—my life is for my Gurudev, for the devotees. If I run away with my life, what is this? I have never run away and I never will. I am still alive and I am with you all because I live for the devotees and you also live for me and for Gurudev's service."
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MARCH 2021

 

7 March 2021
Perfect Mood
"The problem is that we do not even know how to practise. It is necessary to practise properly. We pay obeisance to Gurudev, but our devotion is deceitful. It is very rare to come across devotion without deceit. Our devotion is such that outside we do one thing, and we have something else inside. This is called kapata-bhakti."
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What Are You Doing With Your Life?
"We are so engrossed into material life that we have no time, no energy to think about Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. Day by day our life is passing, and each day our age is not increasing—our age is decreasing! We tell many things, but how much time do we spend practising properly and how many hours do we spend on our own self, on our own body?"
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Sell Your Heart
"Gauranga's pastimes as sweet as honey! If you read about Gauranga's pastimes, if these pastimes enter your ears—if you hear about it with your heart—then your heart will become clean, your heart will become pure. Always chant the glory of Gauranga and His pastimes."
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Tottering Intelligence
"No matter what we do, our illusion does not go away, instead of that we are only losing our intelligence. Our life is uncertain. Once you step on the street, nobody guarantees that you will return—you walk with death in your pocket. To hear and chant the glories of the Lord, to take the Name of the Lord—that is the only aim in life."
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Escaping Maya
"Everybody's consciousness is not the same. Humans have a more developed consciousness, but it can sometimes be covered by the illusory environment. Maya always attacks those who cannot surrender, who have a lack of surrender..."
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Two Important Questions
"(1) We may show some formal respect to other Missions, but we do not associate with them. If you have proper chastity to your guru, you will listen only to your Guru. (2) When reading, proper or wrong pronunciation is not a question. You must have devotion, faith."
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Embracing the Fortune
"Everybody should practise properly. The problem is that we practise properly but then we sometimes also accept that which is unfavourable for devotion. Gurudev says that if you pour milk into a pot and see that the level of milk is slowly going down, it means there is a hole in your pot."
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21 March 2021 (Sri Nrisingha Palli; Bengali evening class)
Keep Your Guard Up
"You have taken so much trouble coming here amidst the lockdown by the mercy of Gaura Hari, by the mercy of Gurudev. Do not waste your time. Every day when we return from the parikrama, come and listen to Hari-katha. Even when you go for the parikrama, you will hear about Vaishnavs, about the Lord, and you must take it into your heart."
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Clear Vision
"One does not become a disciple just by taking initiation. Proper disciples will always live and serve following the guidance of their Guru. 'Leave all religions and surrender to Me.' This is what Srimad Bhagavad-gita teaches, but how many people actually follow this?"
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Cries of a Fallen Child
"You can recognise a Vaishnav by his quality. The higher a Vaishnav is, the more humility they have. They are always humble, they always stay in the background. We say, 'I am your fallen servant,' but this should not be just written—our behaviour should be like that."
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Exclusive Current
"All those associates who participate in Krishna's pastimes in Dvapar-yuga, come together with Mahaprabhu to this world in this Kali-yuga. Mahaprabhu searched, 'Where are My own?' Mahaprabhu rescued Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Sanatan Goswami and took them to Vrindavan to preach about the Lord, yet they preached about Mahaprabhu."
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Mahaprabhu's Teachings
"Is your mind sitting here now or is it sitting at home or in some other bad place? If you cannot control your senses, then how is it that you have become a Vaishnav? We have all come here to become servants of Vaishnavs, not Vaishnavs. You must remember this."
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Practise What Is Preached
"You cannot cheat Gora, He knows what you are doing. It is necessary to accept Gora's practice and Gora's conception. We must follow what Gauranga Mahaprabhu says in our lives, we must learn how to practise it, otherwise you will not get anything..."
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Know Best
"Everybody should be given some particular respect, and you must give that due respect to everyone. We always sing this in the kirtan, but you must remember this—you must not only sing it with your mouth, you must follow it in your own life and behaviour."
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Best News
"Why will we feel happy in our heart? Hearing what will we feel happy? The Lord has come to this world to rescue everyone in it, and you too can come to Him. If you want to save yourself from the endless parikrama of this material world, you too can take shelter at the Lord's lotus feet!"
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28 March 2021 (Sri Gaura Purnima Festival)
Sri Gaura Purnima Address (1)
"Actually, there is something I want to tell you all. You think you are taking care of your family, but I am also your family member—you must come here and take care of the temples. Keep connection with your Guru. I want your mercy, I want your assistance."
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Sri Gaura Purnima Address (2)
"You have taken initiation, and you must now take care of the devotional seed properly. When you take initiation from your Guru, you enter a relationship with him, and you must maintain that relationship; otherwise all relationship will be gone."
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APRIL 2021

 

4 April 2021
Happy and Busy Days
"Past two-three weeks I have been busy in Nrisingha Palli, after that there was Hapaniya pancham-dol—the appearance festival of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath jiu in Hapaniya. When the festival in Hapaniya finished, I returned the same day to Kolkata."
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Whose Child Are You?
"You have got this human body to serve your Gurudev. You did not get this body to serve Maya. We only always serve Maya, we are always surrendered to Maya, and this is our main problem. What is this? Sometimes I become very annoyed unhappy about this kind of situation."
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Adjust Wavelength
"So much sadness, so many problems, so much bondage will come, but we must overcome everything and always go forward. It is necessary to have a great desire to do service. If you have the strongest faith, then you will succeed, you will overcome all obstacles."
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Avoid Provincialism
"It is necessary to preach and expand Srila Gurudev's mission. Everybody must avoid enviousness, anger, and ego. Everybody says that there is a lack of harmony in some countries, but everybody must understand that we do not hanker for any post. You must understand what I am trying to say."
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Dubious Actions
"There is a devotee who took a lock of Gurudev's hair when Gurudev left and tied it to his sikha. But Gurudev's things, everything related to him is auspicious, and we sometimes go to the bathroom, go to the toilet—we do not want to take any part of Gurudev to the bathroom or toilet."
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Effect of Pure Chanting
"How can I explain this to you?! When you chant, chant, and chant, this kind of pleasure can come. Yet, we cannot experience that until we become qualified to chant the Holy Name purely. If you can chant through good association, you will get pleasure and more pleasure."
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Correcting Your Attitude
"If they listen to lectures, if they want to change, then slowly, slowly they can change. If somebody wants to correct themselves, if somebody wants to purify themselves, then if they try, they can do it. If somebody is not interested in that, then there is no question."
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Pure Surrender Without Gaps
"If you do not surrender properly, then some lack of devotion and some gap will come. We sometimes follow all rules and regulations, we put water in the pot—we put, put, and put again and again—but the pot never gets full, it always remains empty. What is happening?"
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11 April 2021
Current of Eternal Service
"I am now in Vrindavan, in front of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasabihari, in the nat mandir. I have been to Govardhan today—I had some service in Nandagram and at the Govardhan Temple. I also went briefly to Varshana returning to Vrindavan after lunch."
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Proper Preaching
"If you practise Krishna consciousness without the guidance of Gurudev, then your practise will be the practise of Maya (worship of illusion). Always have chastity, always be sincere. If you make a temple or preach in this way, Krishna will send people."
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Srila Gurudev's Festival Etiquette
"There are many rules and regulations. You can cook something that Gurudev likes and offer it to Gurudev. Remember him, speak in his glorification. That is sufficient. Also try to serve the mission Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math according to your capacity. These are the main things."
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Quality and Qualification
"The scriptures, Gurudev, and Guru Maharaj say, 'What is called seva? Service means we must satisfy Gurudev and the Lord.' If we think how Gurudev, Guru Maharaj, and the Lord will be satisfied and do that, that will be service."
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Best Worship
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's worship is the best and main worship, but first it is necessary to take shelter of a bona fide Guru. Without the mercy of Gurudev, without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, it is not possible to worship Gauranga."
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18 April 2021
Latest News
"Last week on Sunday I was in Vrindavan, and today in the morning I came back to Kolkata. I started from Mathura yesterday in the morning and arrived in Kolkata very early in the morning today. Tomorrow I have a train to Siliguri...."
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Hapless Hindus
"If they worship Krishna, Jagannath et al., all these Deities will not accept their puja—all their worship becomes useless. Krishna only takes care of His devotees, He does not take care of anyone and everyone. That is why it is important to become a proper devotee."
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Enter Auspicious Life
"Always attend to service, that is the main thing. Service is our vow. Our intention, our strongest desire should be to please our Guru, Vaishnavs, and Bhagavan (the Lord) in whichever possible way, then it will be service."
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Cannot Practise or Do Not Want to Practise?
Question: We hear that it is important to be tolerant, humble, etc. but in our material life we cannot manage if we are always humble; if we are always in a humble mood, we cannot maintain our life properly...
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Vaishnavs' Signature Qualities
"Every time you pay an obeisance to a Vaishnav or Deities, you must always ask, 'Please forgive my offence.' Whether you are conscious or your offence or not, you must always ask for forgiveness of your offences. It is necessary to express this from your heart."
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21 April 2021
Sri Rama-navami class
Kirtans: • Sri Krsna Chaitanya prabhu daya kara more • Ohe vaisnava thakura dayara • Parama karuna pahu dui jana • Emana durmati samsara bhitare • Dasavatara Stotram • (Jaya) Radha-Madhava (jaya) Kunja-Bihari • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Sri Hari-katha: Peculiar characteristics of the pastimes, mood, and associates of Sri Rama-lila and Sri Krishna-lila.
"Our Gurudev always kept a picture of Hanuman in his room. Why? Hanuman represents dasya-rasa, but his dasya-rasa is very special—Hanuman always does whatever Ramachandra wants. Once, Hanuman was sent to a hill to find some herb in the forest, but Hanuman did not know what it looked like, so he uprooted the whole hill and brought it to Ramachandra. He could not just go back saying he could not find it—there is no such word as 'cannot' in his vocabulary; this word is missing from his vocabulary. Hanuman's mood is always, 'One way or another, but I have to do that.' Gurudev also wants to be that kind of servitor. He thinks, 'I am my Guru's Hanuman.'"
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24 April 2021 (Siliguri)
Srila Gurudev's Tirobhav-Mahotsav
Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Hari-katha: "Today is the holy disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. On this way, Sri Gurupadpadma left our sight... This is a very painful separation day. He is present now in his samadhi form, and from there he is bestowing his mercy upon us. He is present now in his eternal pastimes. The Lord, as well as all guru-varga, always stay in their eternal pastimes..."
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Gurudev's Disappearance [Part 1]
"Today is the holy disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. He chose this day and left our sight on this day, at 4:20-30 in the morning. He is present now in his samadhi form, and he is bestowing his mercy upon us from there. He always stays within his eternal pastimes...."

"Everything Plunged Into Darkness" [Part 2]
"When Gurudev left this world, I thought, 'Now there is no one left in this world who will chastise me.' I always spoke to Gurudev heart to heart, I told him about all happy and unhappy things, and when Gurudev left this world, I could not understand anything—what was going on, what was going to happen, everything plunged into darkness for me..."

Service Alertness [Part 3]
"I was always alert towards Gurudev—I know everything, what he likes, what he eats, etc. I knew what Gurudev liked to eat, and I would go to the market the day before his arrival, buy everything and have it kept in his kitchen. Gurudev always liked trees and cows..."

Service Milestones [Part 4]
"Gurudev brought me up, he taught me everything. Gurudev told about Vaishnav seva—how one must serve Vaishnavs, how one must serve devotees, how to manage the temple, etc. I have learnt everything from Gurudev. I always did whatever Gurudev told me."

Service Challenges [Part 5]
"In my life I had to do all these hard, hard, very difficult jobs, and I was always successful. Anyhow but I did it. Whether it was getting building plans approved, whether it was any other job, everything was unhampered in the end."

Gurudev's Insight [Part 6]
"I have heard and learned a lot from Gurudev. Gurudev gave me so many instructions how to maintain the temple, and Gurudev is dur-darasi—he has a great foresight. He always managed everything very tactfully."

Gurudev's Loving Affection [Part 7]
"Sri Sivananda Sen understood it, Sri Jagadananda Pandit understood it, and Srila Sanatan Goswami also realised what is called Guru and Vaishnav's blessing in the world of devotion. I myself realised and understood it gradually too."

Nurturing Gurudev's Mission [Part 8]
"You cannot become a disciple just by taking a mantra from a guru. It is necessary to have and show your love, affection for your Guru, to take him as your own. If you care for and think about your Guru and Vaishnavs, then your Guru and Vaishnavs will care for and think about you..."

 

24 April 2021 (Evening Bengali class in Siliguri)

Sri Guru Is All-in-All
"If we want to reach the Lord, we have to go through the medium of a Guru. First, it is necessary to take shelter at the holy lotus feet of Sri Guru, then you must take initiation. When you take initiation, it does not end there. You have got admitted into this transcendental university, and if you want to pass the exam, you must study your whole life. This studying is sravanam, kirtanam, smaranam, pada-sevanam, archanam, vandanam, dasyam, sakhyam, atma-nivedanam..."
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Escaping Ocean of Suffering
"If we do not want to suffer this birth, death, old age, and disease, then we must take shelter at the lotus feet of Vaishnavs and Gauranga. We must always practise Krishna consciousness in strict adherence to the lotus feet of Sri Guru and Vaishnavs. There is no other way. This Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, but at the same there is one great good quality in this age—it is easy to get the Lord in this age through sankirtan. If somebody can take the Holy Name genuinely, without offences, then they can attain the gift of prema."
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Gurudev: Surrounded by Affection
"Srila Gurudev loved Param Guru Maharaj so much—within just seven days after he came to stay at the temple, Srila Sridhar Maharaj declared that in the future this boy would be the next acharya after him..."
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Param Dayal Gurudev
"Gurudev's quality was such that he would accept everybody and take everybody on his lap through his smiling face. Gurudev gave respect even to those who were his enemies! He was extremely merciful."
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Where Will You Run?
"What is there to be afraid of? If you are to die one day, nobody can prevent that. Where will you run? There is no place for you to run to, brother—Yamaraj is always behind you. The only way to remove this fear of death is to practise Krishna consciousness, to serve the Lord."
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25 April 2021
Online Preaching Programme
Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Hari-katha:
• Latest news • Preaching and practice — main priorities • Removing material desires • Asking for mercy • Expanding preaching programme • Proper surrender and preaching • Purity of purpose when coming to Krishna consciousness.
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Preaching Opportunity [Part 1]
"The devotees in Siliguri feel some gap, many feel disheartened because I do not come, that is why I thought that I would come here now otherwise when the election results are announced, another lockdown can start and I will not be able to come then. It was a good opportunity to preach here."

Mercy and Service [Part 2]
"You chant the Holy Name, but what for do you chant the Holy Name? If you get service, that is the result of your chanting. A chatak bird always waits for a drop of rainwater, and in the same way we must always always wait when Gurudev gives us some service."

Perfect Rules [Part 3]
"If there is a temple in your city or country, you must go to the temple. What did Gurudev make the temple for? Follow the rules and regulations that Gurudev has established, that will be perfect. We cannot make our own rules, it is not good."

Amidst Blazing Fire [Part 4]
"Conditioned souls' nature is to ask for something material, but the more they ask, the more pain they feel. If there is a fire and you blow air onto it, the fire will blaze more, but when you chant the Holy Name without offences, it is like water coming to put out that blazing fire of material life. Please be careful in the present situation and chant the Holy Name. This is the main thing in our life."

 

MAY 2021

 

2 May 2021
Online Preaching Programme
Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Hari-katha:
• Latest news (West Bengal election, covid spread) • Overcoming struggles in practising life • Detachment from anarthas • Receiving blessing means following Gurudev's instruction • Continue preaching Krishna consciousness.
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Take Care of Yourself [Part 1]
"...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]
"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]
"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."

 

 

 


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Offering Bhog on Ekadasi
Sri Jagadish Pandit
Be Strong and Straight
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Learn to Tolerate
"I Want to Surrender"
Our Plight and Plea
Wealth of Nanda Maharaj's Yard
Pure Sambandha
Blessing In Disguise
Unconditional Life
Jewel of Sincerity

FEBRUARY
Honouring Hari-Prasad
Exclusive Path
"Guru-mukha-padma-vakya chitete kariya aikya"
Internal and Eternal
Clearing the Path
Cause of All Causes
Do Not Be Disheartened
Forthcoming Festivals
On Importance of Chastity
Study and Learn
Holy Vasanta Panchami Day
Extraordinary Qualities of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami
Hanker and Aspire
Keep Your Head at Vaishnavs' Lotus Feet
"Please Forgive Me"
Renounce Pride, Not Practice
Lord's Arrangement
Service Field
Gist of Guru-Mahima
Eternal Bond with Sri Ekachakra Dham
Sri Gauda Mandal Parikrama
Construction Pastimes
Pride in Our Identity
Overflowing and Grand Festival
Mission in Sri Ekachakra Dham
Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Line
Sriman Nityananda Prabhu: Ocean of Mercy
Sri Ekachakra Festival: Beyond Imagination
Real Family Life
"My Life Is for My Gurudev"

MARCH
Perfect Mood
What Are You Doing With Your Life?
Sell Your Heart
Tottering Intelligence
Escaping Maya
Two Important Questions
Embracing the Fortune
Keep Your Guard Up
Clear Vision
Cries of a Fallen Child
Exclusive Current
Mahaprabhu's Teachings
Practise What Is Preached
Know Best
Best News
Sri Gaura Purnima Address (1)
Sri Gaura Purnima Address (2)

APRIL
Happy and Busy Days
Whose Child Are You?
Adjust Wavelength
Avoid Provincialism
Dubious Actions
Effect of Pure Chanting
Correcting Your Attitude
Pure Surrender Without Gaps
Current of Eternal Service
Proper Preaching
Srila Gurudev's Festival Etiquette
Quality and Qualification
Best Worship
Latest News
Hapless Hindus
Enter Auspicious Life
Cannot Practise or Do Not Want to Practise?
Vaishnavs' Signature Qualities
Gurudev's Disappearance
"Everything Plunged Into Darkness"
Service Alertness
Service Milestones
Service Challenges
Gurudev's Insight
Gurudev's Loving Affection
Nurturing Gurudev's Mission
Sri Guru Is All-in-All
Escaping Ocean of Suffering
Gurudev: Surrounded by Affection
Param Dayal Gurudev
Where Will You Run?
Preaching Opportunity
Mercy and Service
Perfect Rules
Amidst Blazing Fire

MAY
Take Care of Yourself
Sadhus' Fight
Be Exclusive, One-Pointed


 

The Devotee and the Barber
How do you know there is no God? You never went to God. You never go to Krishna's devotee, you never go to Krishna's temple. Go and then you can understand whether Krishna exists or not..

      

If you are humble and sacrifice for the sake of others, then you can harmonise everything;
if you are selfish, cruel, and angry, you will never harmonise with anybody.

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"