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2021

 

 

JANUARY 2021

 

1 January 2021 (Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja Day | Bengali morning programme)
শ্রীলগুরুদেবের মঠে আসা ও গুরু-তত্ত্ব-মহিমা
রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের শ্রীনৃসিংহপল্লীতে সকালের সময় হরিকথামৃত:
"আজকে মদীয় গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ জগৎ-গুরু শ্রীল ভক্তি সুন্দর গোবিন্দ দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজের ৮২তম শুভ আবির্ভাব তিথি । এই শুভ আবির্ভাব তিথির উপলক্ষে আপনারা সবাই এখানে উপস্থিত হয়েছেন । গুরুদেবের এই তিথিতে অবলম্বন করে ৮২ বছর আগে বামুনপাড়ায় অবতীর্ণ হয়েছেন..."
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Gurudev's Appearance
"Today is 1 January, the first day of the year, and this is the day of my Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's appearance. Choosing this holy dvitiya tithi day, Gurudev appeared in this world 92 years ago."

Gurudev's Coming to Temple
"One day, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's preaching party came to Nadanghat on their way back from preaching. They did collection during the day, and in the evening they would give a class and chant kirtans at the house of some zamindar. When they came to Nadanghat, Gurudev came and sat at the programme, listening to the Hari-katha."

Perfect Adherence
"Within seven days after Guru Maharaj's coming to the temple, Srila Sridhar Maharaj told him, 'Do not follow what your mind tells you. You must do only what I tell you. Never do what your mind tells you to do.' Remember this."

Who Is Guru?
"Guru is the one whom the Lord has invested all his power. Once you get the mercy of the Guru, you will get all mercy. If Krishna bestows His mercy on any fortunate soul, then Guru teaches that soul everything in his omniscient (antaryami) form."

Sri Guru Tattva
"Souls wander throughout this universe, but if some fortunate souls take by Krishna's mercy the seed of devotion from Gurudev and practises Krishna consciousness, they can reach the Lord's abode! Do you understand what I am saying?"

Guru's Greed, Disciple's Greed
"These are desires or your tongue and mind! The souls never wants all this, but we are so greedy that we think that our mind and our soul are one and the same. People do not understand what is mind and what is the soul..."

Deceivers and Deceived
"If somebody lives in enjoyment, is foolish (ignorant of what one's duty is and what must not do) and lives following any other path except pure devotion, then even if this person is called a guru (in name only), it is the order of the scriptures that he must be given up."

 

1 January 2021 (Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja Festival | Bengali noon programme)

Sri Vyasa Puja Programme: Noon Kirtans
 Gurudev, bada krpa kari  Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more  Ohe Vaisnava Thakura  Nitai-pada-kamala  Yadi Gaura na haite  Kena maya-jale paditecho  Nadiya-nagare nitai neche neche  Jaya Radha Madhava  Hare Krishna maha-mantra
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Satiating Hunger
"We have no attachment or love for what the great souls say. We only want food! What is the need to come to the temple for that? If you want to come to the temple for the benefit of your soul, then you can come, but do not come as a beggar for food—come as a beggar for spiritual life! Always remember this."
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Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (1)
"As you know, my Gurupadpadma came to the Math in 1947. They asked him, 'Will you come to the Math with us?' Gurudev said, 'Yes, I will come.' 'Will you go today?' 'Yes, I will go today itself!' Then, crossing across the river at Nagan Ghat, Gurudev came to this Math on the day of Nrisingha-chaturdasi. This was the first day he entered the temple."
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Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (2)
"Do you want to hear how Gurudev protected and looked after the temple? There are many naughty people in Kolerdanga, but Gurudev had such a tight grip on them that when he would come down from upstairs, people saw him and...."
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Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (3)
"When we offer arati to the Lord, we offer the pancha-pradip lamp and other items, and we always clean those items; in the same way, Gurudev takes us, cleans and polishes us and then uses for the Lord's service."
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Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (4)
"Many of you are older than me, and you have seen there was a big flood in 1987, and there was an even a greater flood in 2000. I had not come to the temple in 1987, so I did not see that flood, but I heard at that time there was no bamboo at the temple..."
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Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (5)
"Srila Gurudev travelled all over the world and established temples in more than 130 places, having travelled twenty-four times on world tours, having visited over a hundred countries total..."
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Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (6)
"I remember Sripad Shanta Goswami Maharaj told a very nice story about a Guru and disciples. The situation is actually like that everywhere these days. All the disciples that there are now have enjoyment mood..."
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Come as a Beggar
"Anyhow, much has been said today. I would like to read one article written by Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Actually, no matter how many times I tell about it, it does not help... You must all listen to what Srila Prabhupad says."
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1 January 2021 (Evening class | Bengali)

Know and Love the Lord
"May we love the Lord in the same way that we now love our house, wife, sons, friends, etc. When will this day come? Until and unless this day comes, you will have to keep coming to this material world and material family."
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Develop Deepest Dedication
"This Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is not only some group of people from West Bengal. This Mission includes members from all over the world. If you have Gurudev's mercy, you must give yourself completely, to the very end, for the service of Gurudev—you must pour out all your heart, your mind, everything..."
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At Lord's Home
"We do not live like householders who are attached to their material life: waking up at ten and when you fancy or have time, then you go with a plate of some food to the Deities. There are rules here."
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Pure Preacher's Position
"Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that for preaching, you can even borrow money. If you borrow money, then you will have to go out for collection to pay that money back because the person you borrow from will keep coming to you, asking you for that money. This is the rule, this is how you must preach."
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Clear Vision
"You must make your self supremely qualified (uttam) in this way. This temple and mission are not only mine. How long will I be here? You are the ones who will stay behind, and you must come. You must always keep love and affection for Gurudev, you must always come to the temple."
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Clear Identity
"I can give somebody saffron clothes and they will wear it, so do they become a brahmachari? Our identity is not based on clothes! Our identity is not based on any varna—one's identity is based on their behaviour, practice."
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Sustaining Yourself on Gurudev's Words
"If Gurudev had not given his mercy, I would have left a long time ago, but because Gurudev gave his mercy, I am still alive and can sit here in front of you, speaking about the Lord. This is my great fortune. I am a beggar, so please give me these alms: wherever I may go, you must always live following this spiritual line."
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Internal Purity
"It is necessary to practise Krishna consciousness constantly and earnestly, sincerely. If you cannot love anybody, then nobody will love you. If you do not believe or respect anyone, then nobody will believe or respect you. If you do not want good for anybody, the Lord will not want good for you."
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Kirtan-Yajna
"Chant five kirtans every morning and every evening. You can offer two flowers, you can offer arati, you can give some incense, but if you chant kirtan extolling Mahaprabhu's glories, Mahaprabhu is more pleased with that."
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Give Up Illusory Luxuries
"Greed is a sin, sin is death. You can live an honest life in your house and eat rice with salt or rice with spinach, that is well and good. It is necessary to live an honest life; it is necessary to live in Krishna's family and give up all bad things and habits."
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Who Will You Blame?
"If I do not make a step forward—if I do not remember the Lord, if I do not think about the Lord; Guru and Vaishnavs come and keep telling me again and again, but if I do not listen to them, then I destroy my own fortune."
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Analysis Is Paralysis
"If you want, you will offer bhog to the Lord and take prasad, and if you do not want, then you will make excuses. If you think so much, you will not eat anything, you will not be able to do anything. Do not overthink it. Only be vegetarian, follow ekadasi, and practise Krishna consciousness."
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Western Idiosyncrasies
"People come from such places to chant the Holy Name and practise Krishna consciousness. Gurudev brought people from such places to this path. Now they live like civilised people, but when you go to public places in those countries, you cannot even look, but it is necessary to preach there..."
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1 January 2021 (Evening class, worldwide | English)
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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2 January 2021 (Bengali evening class)

Advent of Srila Prabhupad
"Tomorrow we have one more festival—the festival of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad. Many are leaving early tomorrow, so I will speak about Srila Prabhupad today. He is a grand pillar in the sky of Sri Gaudiya line..."
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Rescuing Mahaprabhu's Line
"Seeing the deplorable situation in the world, Srila Bhaktivonod Thakur started collecting Vaishnava scriptures. Many years before that, when devotees were bringing scriptures from Vrindavan, they were robbed, and the scriptures ended up getting scattered around. Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur rescued and collected those scriptures that contain the authentic teachings of Sriman Mahaprabhu..."
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Acharyas' Arrival in Nabadwip
"When Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur became the magistrate at Krishnanagar, he got a place in Svaruganj and settled in Godrumdwip. It was his vanaprastha life. He left his wife and daughters and came to live there with only his son..."
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Srila Prabhupad's Initiation
"Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur sent Bimala Prasad (Srila Saraswati Thakur) to Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. He had grown up by then, he must have been over eighteen then. He told him, 'Go to the other bank of the Ganges and take initiation from Babaji Maharaj...'"
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Illustrious and Loving Service
"Srila Prabhupad is a holy embodiment of kirtan, but he did not chant kirtan so much himself—he did not like songs, tunes, melody, etc. His kirtan was through Hari-katha. His love is stronger than even that of a father..."
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Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Kirtan
"Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur liked it when Srila Sridhar Maharaj sang kirtan. In the end, he asked Srila Sridhar Maharaj to chant a kirtan and said about him, 'I can leave being confident that there is somebody left in this world to preach Hari-katha after me.'"
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Advent of Gaura-Saraswati
"All glory to Sri Gaura-Saraswati of the line of Bhaktivinod—pure incarnate mercy. You revealed Sri Gaura's service—the world's greatest fortune, brilliant as the perfect teaching, perfect truth—devotion."
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Step Towards Lord, Not Maya
"We do not want to associate with those who talk about themselves and all the material things. We must keep far from such association. Keep yourself away from those who talk about material things. Associate with those who speak Hari-katha, who talk about the Lord and all that is related to the Lord."
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Be Kind to Yourself and Others
"What you chant can be the letters of the maha-mantra, but it can never be the Name if you take outside food and keep bad association. Remember this. You must always keep sadhu-sanga (association of saintly devotees), and you must be kind to others and try to bring people to this line."
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3 January 2021 (Disappearance of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad | Morning Bengali class)
শ্রীল প্রভুপাদের তিরোভাব তিথি
শ্রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরিকথামৃত শ্রীনৃসিংহপল্লীতে:
"আজকে প্রভুপাদের তিরোভাব তিথি । আমরা প্রার্থনা করি যেন উনি যেখানে থাকুন না কেন আমাদেরকের কৃপা করুন—তাঁর ধামের সেবা করতে করতে, তাঁর শ্রীচরণে সেবা করতে করতে আমাদের মঙ্গল হয় এবং যেন উনি আমাদেরকে এই জগৎ থেকে উদ্ধার করতে পারেন… এই দিনটা আমাদের পক্ষে খুব গুরুত্বপূর্ণ দিন ।"
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Srila Prabhupad's Exclusivity
"Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur expressed the gist of all scriptures in a very beautiful way, so much so that nobody can twist you with their arguments after that."

Listen and Learn
"To be a good listener means to be able to listen well and to be able to remember what you listen to. If you hear from Gurudev's mouth and from Vaishnavs' mouths, you can realise everything much quicker."

Live Exemplary Life
"What is a temple opened for? So that others can practise, and when one practises at the temple, they should then go out to preach. Preaching is not about telling stories, eating fancy food, drinking sherbet, etc.—it is not about eating nice food and sleeping on a nice bed."

Srila Prabhupad: Divine Benefactor
"People forget the Lord and sleep on the lap of illusion. Srila Prabhupad sent messengers from Vaikuntha for such sleeping souls—on his order, they went house to house, calling out, 'Wake up, brother! Wake up! Stop sleeping!'"

Life's Purpose
"Wherever Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur may be now, we pray at his holy lotus feet that he may give us his mercy so that we may pass this life serving him heart and soul."

Strings Stronger Than Steel
"People like to talk nonsense and all kinds of things. Sometimes, you can see people are lying down almost dead but even then they are talking on the phone! When somebody comes to the temple, do you think they have no desires?..."

 

3 January 2021 (Disappearance of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad | Gaudiya Vaishnav Sangha [online programme])
শ্রীল প্রভুপাদের তিরোভাব তিথির উপলক্ষে পুষ্পাঞ্জলি নিবেদন
শ্রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরিকথামৃত শ্রীনৃসিংহপল্লী থেকে online শ্রী শ্রী গৌড়ীয়-বৈষ্ণব সভার জন্য:
"আজকে যাঁর তিরোভাব তিথি সেই মহাপুরুষের আমাদের পরমগুরুদেব ওঁবিষ্ণুপাদ ভগবান শ্রীল ভক্তিসিদ্ধান্ত সরস্বতী ঠকুর প্রভুপাদের শ্রীচরণকমলে বন্দনা করছি কিছু পুষ্পাঞ্জলি নিবেদন করার চেষ্টা করছি মাত্র । আমাদের মত অধমের পক্ষে সেটা সম্ভব নয়, তবুও তাঁদের কৃপায়, গুরুবর্গের কৃপায় ও আদেশে আমি কিছু কথা বলার চেষ্টা করছি মাত্র ।"
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Gaudiya Vaishnav Sangha Address (1)
"I am offering my obeisance at the holy lotus feet of this great soul, merely trying to offer some flower-offering. It is not possible to do this for such a fallen soul as myself, but by the mercy of guru-varga and on the order of guru-varga, I am merely trying to say a few words today."

Gaudiya Vaishnav Sangha Address (2)
"I am a beggar, and I would like to ask you all for some alms today. This is the alms I am begging you for: may I be able to make myself pure by serving all the devotees and servants of this Srila Prabhupad, and may I keep myself engaged in the service to you all."

 

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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12 January 2021 (Bengali evening class in Uluberia)

মহাপ্রভুর দুর্ল্লভ দান ও শিক্ষা
রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের উলুবেড়িয়াতে হরিকথামৃত:
"জীবকে দয়া করবার জন্য শ্রীকৃষ্ণ চৈতন্য মহাপ্রভু লোকের দ্বারে দ্বারে হেঁটে হেঁটে বলতেন, ‘জীব জাগো, জীব জাগো—জীব আর ঘুমিও না, এবার উঠে পড় !’ যে গোলোক বৃন্দাবদ ধাম থেকে আভিন্না, সেই শ্রীনবদ্বীপ অবলম্বন করে তিনি এই জগতে অবতীর্ণ হয়েছেন । অবতীর্ণ হয়ে তিনি কী দিয়েছেন ? যে অত্যন্ত দুর্ল্লভ প্রেম ব্রহ্মা শিব মহেশ্বরও কৃষ্ণপ্রেম পান না, তিনি সেই কৃষ্ণপ্রেম লোকের দ্বারে দ্বারে বিতরণ করেছেন, কিন্তু সবাই ত সেই প্রেম ধরতে পারে নি—যাদের কৃষ্ণপ্রেম ধরার ক্ষমতা আছে, তারা সেটা ধরতে পারেন ।"
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What Is Surrender?
"Despite the Lord's magnanimity, not everybody was able to get this transcendental love—those who have the capacity to grasp it could get it. It is not possible to keep water in any glass: if some glass has a hole in it or is full of other things, then no matter how much water you pour, it will not stay inside."

Proper Recipient for Proper Taste
"The means to the end is sravan and kirtan. If you do not hear first, you will not be able to understand anything. It is necessary to listen well, with your heart and soul. If you think, 'I know a lot,' then it is the end."

Highest Stance
"Most of us are duplicitous: externally, we show we are sadhus, and internally, we have another mood. We are disguised as sadhus. There are a lot of such disguised sadhus in this world. You can dress as a sadhu, but have you become a sadhu?"

Cry and Pray
"We must pray to Gurudev: if you send a letter to Gurudev asking about the Lord, he will tell you about the Lord. Enquiry must be proper, not any nonsense enquiry. Gurudev is the Lord's close associate. What must you come to tell him?"

Seeking Respite
"Everyone is born in various situations, or families, in this world. Even when we were born as a dog or a pig, we were born in some family, and now we are born in a family of humans. You can understand what an agony it is to live in the material world. We keep suffering from all sorts of austerities, difficulties and pain. On top of that, this life is not eternal..."

Greatest Choice
"There is still time to turn. There are two ways. Do you hanker for material love and happiness or do you hanker for eternal happiness? If you want to have money, wealth, houses, cars and enjoy in this material world forever, then you will not get anything else."

Nityananda Prabhu's Mercy
"Sri Nitynanda Prabhu does not consider whether one is high or low, whether one is born in a noble family or a lowly family, etc. Nityananda Prabhu rescues whoever falls at His feet. Such is His mercy!"

Mahaprabhu's Mercy
"There were many instances when Mahaprabhu rescued jiva souls. One time, He rescued Chad Kazi. Mahaprabhu divided devotees into groups of dancers and made Vakreshwar Pandit the leader of one of those group..."

His Things, For His Service
"Taking initiation is not the final destination. If you take initiation and receive the mantra, it does not mean that you have got everything. After taking initiation, you must practise sravan and kirtan. First, it is necessary to have sukriti...."

Faith Is Not Idle
"You must ask yourself: How much time do I spend for the Lord? And how much time do I spend on eating, dressing, sleeping, earning money and thinking about enjoyment? How much time do I think about the Lord? You must answer this to yourself."

Devotion or Display?
"Serve internally, it is not necessary to show others anything. Keep your own spiritual life to yourself. Practise Krishna consciousness properly. If you do not read all these things, where will you learn it from? How will you even know these things?"

Example to Follow
"In Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala, I wrote about some pastimes of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. These pastimes show the symptoms of a Vaishnav. It is necessary to practise these things in your life; otherwise, you will not get any result."

Shelter of Sri Guru's Mercy
"If we have the mercy of our Gurudev, nobody can do anything to us, even the Lord cannot do anything to us, but once we leave Gurudev's shelter, we will dry up through the influence of the Lord."

Service or Offence?
"If you have no chaste devotion to your Guru, you can never practise Krishna consciousness—whatever you do will be only an offence. You must always be alert about what makes Gurudev happy."

 

13 January 2021 (Bengali evening class in Basirhat)

An Auspicious Evening
"We are very fortune because we have come today on this auspicious evening. Every our temple observes this day. On this day today, Mahaprabhu sat together with all the devotees in the evening in Nabadwip...."
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An Auspicious Birth
"We have been born here in India—the place where there are so many pure things that you will not find anywhere else in this world, the place where the Lord has come so many times. We have been born as human beings in this wonderful land, but we must fulfil the purpose of this birth and we must help others."
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Turning Back Home
"Those who worship Lord Brahma come to live on the planet of Lord Brahma; those who worship Lord Siva come to live on the planet of Lord Siva; those who worship humans come to live on the planet of humans—but if you worship the Lord, if you return to the Lord, you will never again have to suffer from birth, death, old age, and disease."
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Beyond Perverted Comfort Zone
"We must return to the Lord—if you do, we will not have to suffer birth, death, old age and disease, we will not have to keep on coming and going getting all kinds of bodies. However, in order to attain that, we must give up small things. Some sacrifice is required."
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What Are Your Plans?
"There is no use getting a lifetime of one hundred years if you do not chant the Holy Name. You think you want to live longer to enjoy longer, but this is not right—you must think, 'Even if I live for ten years—if I can chant the Holy Name, it is OK.'"
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Life In Lord's Family
"A bad day for us is the day when we cannot hear, cannot speak Hari-katha, the day when we cannot chant and glorify the Holy Name of the Lord. But the Holy Name does not come to everyone's mouth."
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Not So Fast, Not So Cheap
"The Lord says, 'I have decided that I will leave, but I could not! I want to leave this material world, but Maya is always pulling Me behind!' Tomorrow in the morning Mahaprabhu will come to the temple of Keshav Bharati. Gurudev told me about the conversation that took place between them on this day."
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Mano-dharma vs. Bhagavat-dharma
"We must hear the siddhanta (conclusion) of the scriptures. We must accept and follow the teachings that are given by the Lord Himself. It is not necessary to create any teaching yourself. If a train goes off the track, it will tip over. We must follow the real path."
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Eternal Values
"Your greatest friends are those who can give you attachment to the lotus feet of Sri Krishna—your kin, your own are those who bring you to the Lord, who take you out of this world of Maya and engage you in the service to the holy lotus feet of the Lord."
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Ultimate Word of Scripture
"If anybody asks you what is the gist of Srimad Bhagavad-gita, the meaning is this, 'Leave all religions and surrender to Me, I will save you from all sins.' This is the last word of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. This is so beautiful."
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Guided and Misguided
"There are such people in the world—they do not know the way but they still give you advice. If you ask a boy from the Lord's house where the Lord stays, what the Lord eats, how the Lord lives, he will tell you everything. You must go to a bona fide person."
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Exclusive Zone
"Krishna says about all of them, 'You are staying with Me, you are saying you are My big devotees, but you cannot compare to those who live in Vrindavan!' Even somebody like Laksmi Devi cannot enter there because she thinks, 'I am very beautiful, I will not accept devotion to Radharani, a mere milkmaid.'"
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Insurmountable Devotion
"Everything is possible through devotion. If you want to bind the Lord, you need the rope of devotion. One can get devotion only through the association with the devotees—if you will not get devotion associating with non-devotees."
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16 January 2021 (Bengali class in Kolkata; preaching programme)

হরিভজনময় জীবন
রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের কোলকাতায় হরিকথামৃত:
"সঙ্কীর্ত্তন-যজ্ঞের দ্বারা গৌর-নিতাইকে আরাধনা করতে হয় আর সেটা সত্যিকারের নাম হতে হয় । সেই জন্য সব সময় সাধু সঙ্গে থাকা চাই । আমরা শ্রীগুরুদেবের কাছে প্রার্থনা করি, গুরুদেব তুমি আমাকে সহ্যক্ষমতা দাও, ধৈর্যক্ষমতা দাও যেন আমি সব সময় গুরু-বৈষ্ণব-ভগবানের সেবা করতে পারি, হরিনাম কীরত্তন করতে পারি, তাহলে আমার পরম কল্যাণ বস্তু লাভ হয়ে যাবে । সাধু-গুরু-বৈষ্ণবের চরণে শরণাগত হয়ে আমাদের দৈনিক হরিভজন কররতে হবে—আমরা সব সময় কৃষ্ণ নাম করব, কৃষ্ণধাম পরিক্রমা করব ।"
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Where Does the Lord Stay?
"The Lord becomes pleased when you listen and speak about Him, and especially when you worship Nitai and Gauranga through sankirtan. Remember this. Gaura and Nitai are worshipped through sankirtan, and this sankirtan must be genuine."

Mahaprabhu's Advent and Gift
"Sriman Mahaprabhu said that there are four varnas, four ashrams, and four yugas. The four yugas, or ages, are Satya-yuga, Treta-yuga, Dvapar-yuga, and Kali-yuga. The Lord comes in each of the four yugas to this pure land of Bharata (India). Why does Sri Krishna come in this Kali-yuga?"

Coming Out of Maya
"Maya Devi gets her power from Krishna and removes us far from the Lord's service. As the result, we forget the Lord. We forget the Lord, and as the result, we suffer in the agony of these threefold miseries. What must you do to get relief from this situation?"

Make Yourself Qualified
"Mahaprabhu comes to distribute the rarest form of transcendental love that even Lord Siva and Lord Brahma aspire and wait to attain, and He comes to give it liberally, going door to door. This is how Mahaprabhu distributed the Holy Name in this world, and at the same time He said, 'Who has the right to chant the Holy Name in this Kali-yuga?'"

Six Limbs of Surrender
"Among the six limbs of surrender, the first one is humility. I must feel that 'I am poor and have no qualification,' 'I do not know anything.' I must not think, 'I am a good speaker,' 'I am good at singing,' 'I can sing kirtans well,' etc. No. 'I am very poor.' ..."

Sincere and Deep Prayer
"'Sincerely' means to do come without wanting to show anything to others or wanting to impress others. It is necessary to feel this and to practise spiritual life very deeply, internally, not of the sake of showing anything to others."

Lend Me Your Heart
"I have one prayer to you all, I want to ask you for one thing: please give me your mind, heart, soul, everything for some time today—submit everything to the Lord—to be able to hear some Hari-katha."

Follow the Footsteps of Great Souls
"Association with the Guru means listening to what Gurudev says and following it in your life. We must live in the same way that great personalities lived. This is how you take sadhu-sanga, holy association."

Suspicion Leads to Suspension
"Krishna says, 'Give up all religions and surrender to Me. Do not worry, I will save you from all sins.' It is necessary to believe this. If you have no faith, then how will you understand it? You will think, 'Oh, Sukadev was just born, how could he run?'"

Only One Question
"Sukadev Goswami asked Pariksit Maharaj, 'Tell me, what is your question?' 'Tell me, how can I get benefit?' asked Pariksit Maharaj. 'What you have said is right! There is only one question, and the answer is also only one.'"

We Are Neither Enjoyers, Nor Renouncers
"We must submit everything for the Lord's service. We must know nothing except that. Just as it is said in Srimad Bhagavad-gita: devotees do not know or understand anything except the Lord. This is our highest aspiration."

False Ego's Folly
"Some think, 'I am the highest, and everyone are lower than me, so they should take my prasad.' We must become disciples—there is no need to become a guru. These are very beautiful words. You must read books...."

Be Sincere and Studious
"If you feel no taste when you chant the Holy Name, this is because you have various diseases inside you. That is why you must always practise sravan and kirtan in holy association and try to remove your offences."

Remembering Mahaprabhu's Sannyas
"Today, Mahaprabhu left Katwa after taking sannyas. He left Nabadwip on the day of Sankranti. On the eve of Sankranti, each of our temples offers lau-payesh (lau cooked in milk with sugar). Do you know why?"

Way Out
"Kama means thinking about your own happiness and enjoyment, but prema means thinking about the happiness of the Lord, about the happiness of Gurudev. The problem is that we never think, "What makes Gurudev happy?"—we only think about our own happiness."

 

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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25 January 2021 (Bengali preaching programme, part 1)

আমাদের পরিচয়
রীল গুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের পাত্রসায়ের বাঁকুড়ায় হরিকথামৃত (প্রথম ভাগ):
"সাধু-সঙ্গে কৃষ্ণ-নাম এই মাত্র চাই, সংসার জিনিতে আর কোন বস্তু নাই । এই সাধু সঙ্গে কৃষ্ণ-নাম খুবই দুর্ল্লভ বস্তু । শাস্ত্রে বলেছে মেঘাচ্ছন্ন দিন দুর্দিন নয়, হরিকথা বিহীন দিন হয়েছে দুর্দিন । আজকে আমদের এই সুযোগ এসেছে—বৈষ্ণবের মুখে, গুরুর মুখে, সাধুর মুখে কিছু হরিকথা শ্রবণ-কীর্ত্তন করবার আমরা সুযোগ লাভ কারেছি । কৃষ্ণ কৃতায় ? শ্রীহরিকথায় । কৃষ্ণ কোন বনে ? কৃষ্ণ হচ্ছেন সেবনে ।"
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Religion of This Age
"If we do not chant the Holy Name of the Lord in this age of Kali, then we will not be able to escape this illusory world. It is necessary to chant the Holy Name, that is why the Lord Himself comes as the Holy Name in this world."

Know Thyself
"What is the difference between humans and animals? The difference is spiritual life, service to the Lord, something that we do not do. We do not genuinely associate with sadhus. When will we understand all this? We will be able to understand this when can learn our real identity."

Qualification for Chanting Holy Name
"In this age of Kali, except for chanting the Holy Name, there is no other way, no other way, no other way. Who has the right, or qualification, to chant the Holy Name? It is written very beautifully here."

Come for Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
"We have come today here as part of our Nabadwip Dham Pracharani Sobha. We have come to call you to Nabadwip Dham parikrama. If you want to get relief from the roaming of this material world (samsara-parikrama), you must circumambulate Sri Nabadwip Dham."

Live Sincere Devotional Life
"Roaming around the universe, we somehow, by some fortune, have come to the holy feet of our Gurudev. I wish everyone lived without pain and sadness, but people consciously drink poison—they know it, they have heard about it, but they are taking poison... We must practise Krishna consciousness."

 

26 January 2021

Remembering Guru-Varga
"Today is a grand annual festival in honour of establishing the temple and inauguration anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha-Raman. Many of you know that our Guru-varga Pujyapad Srila Bhakti Kiran Giri Maharaj stayed at the house of Sripad Ramanath Prabhu here, near Bankura."
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Sacrifice For Preaching
"For example, people invite us for some programmes, and sometimes we do not like to take prasadam from the hands of certain people, but if we refuse to take it, the host will be dissatisfied, so we have to taste a little. Sometimes it is necessary to do this."
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Loving Interactions
"Sripad Giri Maharaj's diksa Guru, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj, had very much affection for Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. One time, Srila Sridhar Maharaj went for Vrindavan parikrama together with Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj and his disciples..."
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A Hole In Surrender
"By the will of the Lord everything is good, but there is one shortage. There is a lack of service with firm determination. We are doing so much service, but instead of devotion our efforts come to karma-misra-bhakti. Everybody has devotion, but our devotion is mixed with material desires."
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Have a Heart For the Temple
"It is important to have a heart for the temple. You are staying in a room, and you must think this is your own room, you must take care of it as your own room. This is how love comes. You can take care of everything yourself."
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Power of Service
"The name of Lord Krishna's Deity here is Radha-Raman. Those of you who have been to Vrindavan know that there are a lot of Deities in Vrindavan, but not all Deities there are original Deities. Radha-Raman is the only original Deity that stayed there."
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Origin of Bhagavatam (1)
"Having written all the scriptures, Vyasadev felt disturbed in his mind—he felt no happiness. Then, Narad Muni came to his ashram in Badarikasram and said, 'How can you feel happiness? You have composed so many scriptures, but you have turned it into hotchpotch!'"
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Origin of Bhagavatam (2)
"...At that time, Parasaramuni and many other rishis came to Vyasadev and asked him to speak to Sukadev. They said, 'Please talk to him. He has been sitting in his mother's womb for twelve years already!' Sukadev Goswami could speak from his mother's womb. Can you imagine this?"
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Origin of Bhagavatam (3)
"O King, you are very fortunate because Sukadev Goswami himself has come to your assembly today. We all agree with whatever spiritual insight he gives. We have nothing to say beyond what he has to say."
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Lacking or Slacking?
"Gurudev knows everything, he knows who does what and who does not do what. He can understand everything. How many days do you think Gurudev will tolerate your faulty service? Why does service go away? The answer is only one—you must think, 'It is my own fault. I have made offence to service, that is why the Lord has taken this service from me.'"
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Feeling Hungry?
"O mind, tell the truth, what kind of beggar are you? What do you lack? If you were hungry for food, why come to the temple—you could get food on the street! You have come here, to a great place of pilgrimage where nectar from the holy lotus mouth of Sriman Mahaprabhu is being distributed. Become a beggar for this kind of nectar! Come, mind! I am telling to you, come."
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Main Target
"If you are to know the glory of Srimati Radharani, you must first worship Gauranga; if you do not worship Gauranga, you cannot worship Radha-Krishna. Worship Gauranga, worship Nityananda...."
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Determination and Surrender
"Unless you become fully surrendered, the Lord will not hear your prayer. People pray to the Lord because they have some desire, but we do not think, 'What makes the Lord happy?' We must do everything for Krishna's happiness."
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29 January 2021 (Vaishnav Seva Programme near Kolkata)
Vaishnav Rites
"Because Sripad Manoranjan Prabhu has come to this line, his mother's departure rites (paralaukik kriya) are observed according to the Vaishnav tradition. There is one beautiful letter written by Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur..."
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Kirtans
 Gurudev bada krpa kare  Kabe Sri Chaitanya more karibena daya  Ohe Vaisnava Thakur  Nitai-pada-kamala  Emana durmati  Jaya Radha Madhava  Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
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Disciple's Life
"We must learn to be humbler than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, and we must learn to give honour to others—then you can earn the right and qualification to chant the Holy Name. Many of us think that when you take initiation, this is it, but it is not so."
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Sincere Spiritual Life
"What do Vaishnavs distribute? They distribute that getting which all our desires can be removed. We have so many desires—money, women, fame, etc., but Vaishnavs only distribute Hari-katha, Bhagavat-katha. This is what service to the jiva souls is."
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Eternal Servants
"We forget that we are eternal servants of Krishna—we only remember it for a few moments. When you took initiation from Gurudev, you took the beads saying you are an eternal servant of Lord Krishna, but were you a servant of Lord Krishna for ten years only?"
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The Answer Is One
"If we follow this Bhagavatam—if we have this kind of high thinking, if we think about that highest attainment, then we will realise that we are all children of nectar. We all have one father—the Lord."
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"Give Me These Alms"
"Practise Krishna consciousness properly. I have only one prayer to you all. I am a beggar—I come to you all to beg alms. This is what I am begging from you..."
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Remembering Haridas Thakur
"Today is a disappearance, so on this occasion I will tell something from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita about the disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur. I will tell it to you briefly. You all know that Haridas Thakur's disappearance is on the day of ananda-chaturdasi."
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Poverty of Mind
"We call feeding people 'service to poor Narayan,' but you tell me—can Narayan, the original master of Laksmi Devi, be poor? He is the master of the whole world, He is the owner of all wealth in this world, and they call Him 'poor Narayan'! Never utter such things."
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"Come, Dear Mind, Come"
"One time, there started an annual festival at Sri Gaudiya Math. Many preachers of exclusive genuine religion, exemplary sannyasis and brahmacharis came to the temple from all over India..."
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31 January 2021 (Noon programme in Bangaon, North 24 Parganas)

In Search of Hidden Treasure
"You can hear all kinds of things in this world—there are so many talks, discussions, criticism going on in this world, but there is a dire scarcity of Bhagavad-katha (narrations about the Lord). There is a dire scarcity of devotees who would speak and hear this Bhagavad-katha..."
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Know Your Own Identity First
"We must first know who we are—we must first understand our own identity. That which is 'I' is not this body. Identifying yourself with the body is ignorance. You must forget it. What is our mistake? Our mistake is that we have forgotten that we are eternal servants of Krishna."
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Sambandha Jnana: Launching Pad
"Remember these things. You must learn it by heart: 'I am a soul, and my identity is that I am an eternal servant of Krishna.' We have forgotten that we are eternal servants of the Lord. Eradicate ignorance and attachment from yourself."
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Utter Desperation
"We must cry and tell Vaishnav Thakur about our unhappiness, about our austerities. Do not come as beggars for food, but come as beggars for spiritual life—come begging to hear about the Lord and sadhu, Guru, Vaishnavs."
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Path to Qualification
"Both is not right—if you do not become a Vaishnav is a problem, and if you think you have become a Vaishnav is also a problem. You must become a servant of Vaishnavs, a servant of your Guru..."
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Sincere Devotion
"Guru applies the salve of divine knowledge to remove the darkness of ignorance from my eyes. If somebody understands the meaning of this sloka, their mind can never go in any other direction. It is necessary to have sincere devotion to Sri Gurupadpadma."
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Highest and Rarest
"The devotion of the Vraja gopis is uncomparable—it is impossible to even utter anything about it. If Gauranga had not come, who would have known about it? Gauranga Mahaprabhu came to this world having taken Sri Radha's heart and halo; He is the one who revealed the glory of Radharani in this world."
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Rivet Yourself to Sadhu-Sanga
"Be humble, surrender yourself, and always aspire for the association of pure devotees. You can never get any result or any perfection without saintly association (sadhu-sanga). Good, saintly association is our only path, our only way."
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Genuine Benefit
"'Benefit to others' means giving the consciousness of Krishna to the souls who forgot Krishna. There is no happiness, there is no peace! People are enjoying miseries. If they surrender to the Lord, they will not like anything in this external world any more."
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Great Gift
"To distribute this Krishna-katha, Krishna Himself comes in this Kali-yuga as Gauranga Mahaprabhu. There is no other religion except for the gift of transcendental love, and there is no one else except Sri Gauranga who ever gave anything like that in this world!"
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Enter the Land of Faith
"Leave material talks. We try to practise sadhu-sanga, and when, in this good association, we develop a proper mood, we will have to enter the land of faith: when you practise, you must have faith."
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Unchaste Faith
"These are Mahaprabhu's teachings. It is necessary to study His Siksastakam. 'I want to have causeless devotion to You, Lord, birth after birth. Even I am born as a insect, may I be Your devotee.'"
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A Test of Faith
"You say, 'I cannot do it,' but Gurudev thought you were fit to do it, then he told you to do it, then you do the service, try your best. It is necessary to leave everything to Krishna. This is what faith is, that is what surrender is."
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Kirtans and Gaura Arati
 E-ghora samsare  Ke yabi ke yabi re bhai  Hare Krishna maha-mantra  Sri Gaura Arati.
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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

 

3 February 2021 (Bengali evening class at Sri Nrisingha Palli)

Kirtan at Sri Nrisingha Palli
• Gurudev, bada krpa kari • Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kare more • Kabe Sri Chaitanya more karibena daya • Nitai-pada-kamala • Parama Karuna pahu dui jana • Emona dumati samsara bhitare • Gaya Gora Madhura svare.
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Have You Forgotten?
"We must engage our heart, our mind and entire being in service. How many people can serve their Guru, their Lord in this way? We mostly end up doing karma instead of service. It is necessary to serve the Lord, your Guru, and Vaishnavs with your heart."
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Morning Shows the Day
"All these things are written in common literature, but our life is also like that. When we wake up, we stand before the Lord, we think about the Lord. We must always think about the Lord, we must always do service, always take the Name of the Lord. This is what I do."
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Genuine Surrender
"Do not think about your own happiness—whichever way the Lord keeps you, you must accept it and respect that. Whatever situation the Lord keeps me, I must practise Krishna consciousness in that situation. So, we are our own friends, and we are our own enemies."
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In Search of Hidden Treasure
"Who can understand this Gaura Mandal? Those who were born here cannot understand anything. Thousands of people from all over the world come here from millions of miles away. Why? What do they want here? Srila Sridhar Maharaj said that there is a 'hidden treasure' here..."
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Humility and Dedication
"Whatever unhappiness comes when I serve you, that is my happiness. When you serve the Lord, you have to struggle, you have to exert yourself. Mercy is followed by service—if you have mercy, you will have service, and if you have no mercy, then you will have no service. It is necessary to remember and practise this."
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Jnana-Sunya Bhakti
"Even if you think, 'If I serve the Lord, I will go to Goloka,' that is also a desire. It is not good to be like that. Gurudev told to chant the Holy Name with faith, that is sufficient—what I will get or not get, he will take care of that. Such mood is jnana-sunya bhakti. This is the rule."
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Taking a Stand Against Maya
"You must be hard with them, 'No, by hook or by crook, but I will practise Krishna consciousness. I will not surrender to Maya and run behind any desires.' You must always try to be like that; otherwise, you cannot practise Krishna consciousness...."
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Be One-Pointed
"Those who practise sravan and kirtan, gradually become firm and fixed in their spiritual life and service, they get the taste. Practising sravan and kirtan removes all unwanted elements. This is the main result. As long as you have unwanted, inauspicious elements within you, you will not know peace."
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A Word of Warning
"Many forget this. They think somebody makes cow dung patties, somebody washes the dishes and laugh, but this is wrong. They are also servitors. If you remember this, then you will not be able to criticise anyone, and you should never criticise anyone."
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5 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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Lord's Messenger
"We too must make an effort—we must try. You cannot do nothing and think that the Guru will do everything for you. That is why, we must always be alert and careful that we may not be removed from Krishna consciousness at any time."
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'Managing' Your Life
"Who are you to manage anything? The Lord is the manager! The Lord is the only master, but we have forgotten Him—we only give our full time to the material life, to the family life. What is the use living for one hundred years?"
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Internal Purity
"'O Gurudev! Please give me some intelligence so that I can become humble, kind, so that I may respect others and leave all desire for prestige.' I am not coming to give advice to you—if I keep on saying about this, then I believe that one day these qualities will come to me."
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Pray To Be One-Pointed
"Our mind, our heart is always fickle. Our mind and heart cannot sit still—we are not able to concentrate them on the Holy Name. When will I be able to concentrate my mind and make it one-pointed?"
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Mahaprabhu's Gift
"Mahaprabhu is Krishna who comes to this world to awaken the consciousness of all living souls. Out of mercy to the souls, He comes to this world along with His associates. What do they come for? They come to distribute the rarest divine love that nobody can ever get."
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At Vaishnavs' Mercy
"We will pray to Vaishnav Thakur, then Vaishnav Thakur will send our prayer to the Lord—hearing Vaishnavs' appeal, Krishna becomes very merciful, He will take pity on such fallen lowly soul as myself and fulfil my heart's desire."
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Spiritual Deposit
"We will pray to Vaishnav Thakur, then Vaishnav Thakur will send our prayer to the Lord—hearing Vaishnavs' appeal, Krishna becomes very merciful, He will take pity on such fallen lowly soul as myself and fulfil my heart's desire."
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Lacking Spirituality
"O mind, what kind of pauper are you? Are you lacking bhojan (food) or bhajan (spiritual life)? You have come to this world to indulge your material senses, have you not? But we do not come to this world for this!"
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About Srila Lochan Das Thakur
"We must pray to Vaishnav Thakur, 'Wherever you are, Prabhu, please bestow your mercy on this fallen and low soul so that I may live this life serving you.' Srila Lochan Das Thakur composed Sri Chaitanya-mangala that contains even more pastimes of the Lord than Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata..."
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Leave Separate Interests
"Practise Krishna consciousness, do not stop it. Always keep good association, then you will get supreme benefit—you can get the Lord! Please come to your home! Everyone in this world knows nothing besides their own interest. However the Lord does not want any separate interest."
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Muddled Minds
"You think you are a pauper because you lack food, but even goats and dogs eat the food you want so much. Why do you need to come here then? Come, dear mind! If you desire your own benefit, then come! Do not become a beggar for food! Come here as a beggar for Krishna consciousness!"
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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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8 February 2021 (Bengali class in Jatragachhi, Kolkata)
Practise Devotion
"We eat every day, we go to the bathroom every day, and you must serve the Lord in the same way—you must offer bhog every day, we must chant kirtan, worship the Lord, etc. You must practise in your own life. You do not become a disciple just by taking initiation."
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Land of Religions
"One can ask, 'Why is there so much devotion to God in your country? In our country, there is only christianity, but when I was in West Bengal, I saw that some people worship Kali, some Durga, some Ganesh, some Loknath, some Harichand Thakur. Why is it so?'"
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Seva Vidya
"Some think how to please the Lord, but when it comes to taking care so that no difficulty or austerity comes to the devotees of the Lord, they do not think it is necessary to do that. If you send a letter to Krishna, you will not get a reply..."
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Conditioned Souls' Inaptitude
"You took initiation so long ago, have you not been able to make anyone fit for preaching? Have you not learnt to preach and speak Hari-katha yourself? Must Gurudev always come and do everything? It is not enough to only take initiation. You must practise properly."
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Choose Your Association
"How can one get the Lord? Through devotion. How does devotion come? Devotion to the Lord comes through the association of the Lord's devotees. Where do you get this association of devotees?"
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Lost and Languid Souls
"If you can come to stay in your own house, you will get supreme benefit. But where is your own house? We are all sons of nectar, we are all sons of God. The problem is that we have forgotten our family, that is why we become bound by illusory environment time and time again."
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"Make the Teachings of Sri Guru Non-Different from Your Heart"
"It is said that ekadasi is the mother of devotion (bhakati-janani), ekadasi days are the days of the Lord (Madhava-tithi)—we observe such days with great care. Everything you do, you do for the service of the Lord."
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Price of Independence
"'Everything happens by the will of the Lord' We must always remember this. Birth, death, old age and disease are there, that is why we suffer mentally, and the reason why we suffer in all these different ways is because we have forgotten the Lord."
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"Come Back to Your Home"
"What is the goal of life? How can one attain it? The goal of life is devotion to the Lord and returning to the Lord. We must go to the place where we all come from. What must you do to get there?"
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Fighting Misconceptions
"These are their rules—who told these rules? In which scripture does it say to be like that? I am telling what is written in Hari-bhakti-vilas—this is the scripture that contains all the rules and regulations."
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Goloka at Your Home
"Goloka Vrindavan is in your home—if you can turn your home into a temple and if you can turn your family into a family of Krishna. People live at leisure: they sleep till eight, and when they wake up, they have some tea with milk, etc., and the Lord stays as He is. If you live like this, you will not get any result."
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Ekadasi: Devotional Practice
"Ekadasi is prescribed in the scriptures, and all of us must fast on this day. Apart from that, fasting on ekadasi is also one of the sixty-four limbs of devotion, so we must observe ekadasi. I have told the gist of ekadasi, and we must observe it following this conception."
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Stay Connected
"When you worship the Ganges, you worship the Ganges with the Ganges water. You give five rupees to the Lord—you are giving the Lord's money to the Lord. He is the owner of everything in this world, so you are giving everything to Him. Always live like this, and always try to come to the temple."
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10 February 2021 (Noon preaching programme in Tarakeshwar Area)
Service Outlet
"The Guru is the Lord Himself, and at the same time he is also the dearmost associate of the Lord. Therefore, service to Vaishnavs is a great fortune—not everyone get this kind of fortune. Vaishnavs do not come to everyone's house..."
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Do Not Waste This Human Life
"In the whole world, there are many great buildings, but there is no other place in this world that could compare with this land, Bharata-bhumi. The Lord came to this land many times. There is still so much time left—we will have to cross so many births. However, we have got this human birth now by a great fortune...."
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Do Not Waste This Human Life
"What do you do with this human birth? Everyone eats, everyone sleeps, everyone fears, and everyone is busy procuring children. Nobody prohibits you to do this, you can have a family, but do not become an animal."
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Happy Life
"You make a fancy room for yourself in a big house, you marble the floors, do everything, but if there is no peace in that room, you cannot call it home. Material life is also like that: if there is no genuine service to the Lord in your life, if there is no practice of Krishna consciousness, you cannot call such life happy."
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10 February 2021 (Bengali evening class at Tarakeshwar Temple)
Always Practise Devotion
"It is necessary to preach about the holy abode. It is necessary to come for the parikrama of Nabadwip Dham. It is said in the scriptures that every single devotee must practise the nine kinds of devotion. You must always practise sravanam, kirtanam."
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Pure Devotional Life (1)
"You must pray to Gurudev, you must look in the calendar every day. Wake up in the morning and give jay to Gurudev, take Gurudev's name. Give jay to Vaishnavs, to our guru-varga. This is the rule. The more you talk about it, the more you will remember it..."
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Pure Devotional Life (2)
"Sadhus always live following all rules, strictly and regularly. If you live at your home, you must always practise; otherwise, you will not get any result. Practice is the main thing. If you cannot do that, then everything will be a waste."
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Detach and Immerse Yourself
"You must accept everything that comes, do not recoil at anything. Obstacles and danger can come: there are things that are unfavourable to devotional life, and you cannot do both what is favourable and what is unfavourable."
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Earn Qualification
"O Lord, You have been so merciful to me—You have told me to chant the Holy Name, but I have no qualification, I am not fit. How will I chant then? When will You take pity on this servant and allow him to earn this qualification? What is the qualification to chant Krishna-kirtan?"
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Humble Heartfelt Plea
"When will we get the shelter of this Guru? When will we be able to take this shelter? When will I be able to serve Gurudev? You must always remember this. If you go directly to the Lord, you will not get any reply. The Lord sends His own man to this world to tell about Him. Therefore, we pray: 'When will I get the mercy of Sri Chaitanya? When will I get the association of Vaishnavs?'"
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Quality and Qualification
"If I cannot give honour to others, then the Lord, the Vaishnav will not give me the right to chant kirtan—if I try to chant, it will be only alphabet, it will not be kirtan proper. Those who cannot give honour to others chant only a tune; they do not chant kirtan. Remember this."
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Devotional Depth
"We must serve our Guru, Vaishnavs, and the Lord with heart, soul, mind, body, extracting and smearing mellows of deep love from your heart. You must do it internally, with your heart—not in the external way, in the external world. You must serve internally."
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Surrender and Practise
"You must properly do the service that Gurudev gives you. You must listen to what Gurudev says, and understand, 'I will do the service that Gurudev has given me.' If you do something of your own accord, if you follow what your mind says, it will be karma."
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Cut Off Material Attachment
"We must all reach nectar, where we have come from. How long we have been staying in the bondage of the material world! Until and unless your material attachment is not gone, you will not have attachment and love for the service of the Lord and for the Lord."
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Bogus Kirtan—Bogus Devotion
"People chant those kirtans house to house for their own purpose. People serve the Lord, thinking or hoping you will get something in return. If you do all that (practice bogus kirtan), you will not get any result. People do this to earn money, they make business."
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Embracing Controlled Life
"When Gurudev tells you to do some service or to go somewhere, you must do that. If you do not do that—if you keep saying you have no time, then one day the opportunity will be gone. That is why I tell you: you surrender everything, and whichever way Gurudev will use it, it is his matter."
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Start from Tongue
"People say, 'I will die if I do not eat meat and fish.' This mentality is very bad. If somebody has bad intelligence, they cannot control their mind. If you cannot control your tongue, you will not be able to control anything."
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11 February 2021 (Preaching programme in Tarakeshwar Area)
Self-Deception
"The problem is that you do not want to chant the Holy Name, that is why you are not able to chant it. You are bound by the nets of the illusory environment, and you cannot get the Lord through any material activities, through any mystic powers, or through any knowledge."
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Think About Lord
"The Lord says: 'If you think about Me, I will think about you. Yet, if you yourself think about yourself, then why must I look after you?' Do not think about yourself—always think about the Lord. Our line of devotion is such that we always think about the Lord: 'How can I make the Lord happy?'"
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Stay Away from Nonsense
"Do not waste your time. Instead of reading papers and watching TV, series, and news, chant the Holy Name. There is no use watching the news—it is all lies. Today, he says you are a thief, and tomorrow you are saying he is a thief. Is that news? All these are lies."
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Delay No More
"There is no time left! If you do something one day earlier, you will get the result one day earlier too. We will leave any day, there is no time to delay! This is how you must practise Krishna consciousness."
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Pastimes of Lord Siva
"Lord Siva is a great Vaishnav. He took part in the rasa-lila of Lord Krishna. We always offer obeisances to Lord Siva. We have Lord Siva's Deity in many temples—there is Gangadhar Siva in Nabadwip, there is Lord Siva in Mednipore, Ganga Sagar and other places. We always offer Lord Govinda's prasad to Lord Siva..."
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11 February 2021 (Bengali evening class at Tarakeshwar Temple)
Evening Kirtans: Sri Tarakeshwar Temple
 Sri Guru-charana-padma  Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhi daya kara  Thakura Vaishnava gana  Parama Karuna pahu dui jana  Yadi gaura na haite  Bhajahu re mana  Hare Krishna maha-mantra
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Mahaprabhu's Order
"When you call the Lord, you must call Him with all your heart and soul, not to impress others—you must call with all your heart. You must call the Lord smearing the mellows of love from deep within your heart..."
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Chad Kazi: Defeated Again
"Mahaprabhu said politely, 'What is wrong, Kazi? Why are you sitting behind the closed door? We are your guests. Does it say in Quran or Hadith that when guests come to you, you must close the door and hide?' Hearing this, Chad Kazi came out..."
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Listen and Learn
"We must surrender to the Lord. Everybody keeps Gita in their homes, but we do not understand the meaning, the main idea of Gita. We must believe what is written in scriptures and holy books."
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In Search of Real Benefit
"The question that Pariksit Maharaj asked Sukadev Goswami was, 'How can I get real benefit?' He asked him only one question. Do you know how you can get real benefit in Kali-yuga? What can you do not to get any birth again?"
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Rescue Programme
"You bring people to your houses, pay them to do kirtans. So many have come and left, taking your money, but how much benefit have you got? If you do not chant yourself, what benefit is there in others chanting? If you eat, your stomach will be full—if I eat, will that fill your stomach?"
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Eating Up Old Rice
"'Eating old rice' means as a result of your previous births, you are living now in this nice house and eating nice food. Because you are living happily now at this time, you forget the Lord, but you have not done anything for the next life."
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No Other Shelter
"The Holy Name is the oars, and Gurudev is the captain—if you surrender to Gurudev, you will be taken to the Lord. This age is blessed because Gaura Hari appears in it: we have no other way or shelter except Him."
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12 February 2021 (Bengali noon class in Tarakeshwar area)

Remembering Sri Ekachakra Dham (1)
"Nityananda Prabhu's glory is so great. You have heard from Mahabharata about the great battle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas that took place in Dvapar-yuga. Before that battle, the Pandavas lost a game of dice and were exiled..."
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Remembering Sri Ekachakra Dham (2)
"There are so many pastimes and glories of Nityananda Prabhu. Nityananda Prabhu stayed at Srivas Pandit's house. At that time, Srivas Pandit's spouse Malini Devi must have been about seventy years old, and Nityananda Prabhu called her 'Mother'..."
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12 February 2021 (Bengali class in Takareshwar area; second programme)

Vaishnavs' Nature
"People become pure by touching the Ganges, but one can become pure just by getting the darsan of a Vaishnav. Who is a Vaishnav? One who dresses as a Vaishnav, wears tilaks and neckbeads and chants on beads? Vaishnavs are those who practise Vaishnavism. Always remember this."
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Heartfelt Prayers
"I have no strength, I have no intelligence, I am very poor! Please hijack me! Please give me strength so that I may be able to tolerate everything. I do not want any honour or respect to myself. I want to give honour to everyone. Please give me such strength. It is necessary to always chant kirtans in this way."
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Devotional Ingenuity
"Krishna said, 'I do not know anyone except My devotees, and My devotees also do not know anyone except Me.' When devotees cook, they always think about their Gurudev. You must serve your Guru and Vaishnavs extracting and smearing mellows of deep love from your heart."
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Devotional Substance
"If you do something avoiding the Lord, if you take something without offering it to the Lord, it will be stealing. Do you think that if you give something to the Lord, He will take it all away? You worship the Ganges with the Ganges water!"
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Pure Name Comes from Pure Heart
"It is necessary to chant the Holy Name giving up offences! Chanting all the 'social' kirtans is no use. I have told you before: I have not come here to chant kirtans, I have come to make you chant kirtans."
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13 February 2021 (Bengali class in Takareshwar area; noon programme)

Remembering Chapahati
"We have very little time today, I will speak more at the evening class, but now I will tell you two stories. When we go to Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, we go to Chapahati on the last day. So, I want to tell you two pastimes, one in Chapahati, and the other one is Mamgachhi. This is the first story..."
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Remembering Saranga Murari
"If we do not listen to these pastimes and glories of the holy abode, then how do you do a parikrama? Who will tell you these things if you go to Mayapur by bus? Another place we go to during Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama is Mamgachhi, and the place I want to tell you about is visited just before Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's birthplace."
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Remembering Pastimes
"All these pastimes are written in the book Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala. When we go on Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, we also go to the house of Sri Sridhar Prabhu. The pastimes at that place are very, very beautiful..."
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13 February 2021 (Bengali class in Takareshwar area; evening programme)

Evening Kirtans (Tarakeshwar Area)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants:
 Jaya Dhavani [not recorded]  Vandana  Sri Guru-charana-padma  Sri Krsna-chaitanya-prabhu daya kara  Ohe Vaishnava Thakura  Akrodha-paramananda Nityananda Ray  Gaurangera-duti-pada  Gaya Gaura madhura svare  Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

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Attachment to Sadhus
"It is said in the scriptures that a cloudy day is not a bad day. What day is a bad day? A bad day is the day when we do not get to hear about the Lord. Serve Radha Krishna in your mind; do not gossip or engage in idle talks. For this, you need to take good association."
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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
"A strong desire means making an effort. If you try, you will get mercy. If I make one step towards the Lord, the Lord will make ten steps towards me. Yet, if you do not make any step forward, He will not come to you."
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Jivan Chakravarti's Pastime (1)
"I have been called to a place called Mankar. It is near Panagar in Bardhaman. One brahman family lived there before, and the name of head of the family was Jivananda Das. His previous name is Jivan Chakravarti..."
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Jivan Chakravarti's Pastime (2)
"Siva Thakur told Jivan Chakravarti to go to Sanatan Goswami. In those days, there were no trains, so Jivan Chakravarti walked for a long time to Vrindavan. When he came there, he asked somebody, 'Where does Sanatan Goswami stay?' and he was told that he was staying on the hill of Dvadasatila..."
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Result of Service Mood
"It is necessary to have faith. You cannot get anywhere without faith. There is even a saying in Bengali: 'You can only realise things when you have faith; arguing only keeps you far away.' This is how we must serve the Lord...."
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Joining Lord's Pastimes
"It is necessary to have faith. You cannot get anywhere without faith. There is even a saying in Bengali: 'You can only realise things when you have faith; arguing only keeps you far away.' This is how we must serve the Lord...."
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14 February 2021 (Bengali noon class in Singur, Hooghly)

Sincere Surrender
"Many say, 'The Lord does not hear me. I call the Lord, but He does not hear me.' People blame the Lord, but what do the scriptures say? We always think about ourselves. What does the Lord say? Do we ever listen to what the Lord says?"
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Deserve, Then Desire
"You cannot serve Vaishnavs without become a Vaishnav yourself. First become a Vaishnav yourself, then you can serve Vaishnavs. And if somebody thinks, 'I have become a Vaishnav!' they must not do Vaishnav seva—their service will be faulty, it will be a mistake. How can you get this right to do service? The answer is here."
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Greatest Wealth, Ornament, and Aspiration
"Brother, listen one-pointedly about the holy feet of Vaishnav Thakur, the greatest wealth there can ever be on earth. Krishna never leaves those who have taken shelter in them and worships them; everyone else simply dies in vain."
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Remembering Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (1)
"The lotus feet of Nitai are cooling like ten million moons—not just one moon, but ten million moons. When the sun gives light, it is warm, and when the moon gives light, it is cold. So, Nitai's lotus feet are as cooling as ten million moons."
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Remembering Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (2)
"Another time, when Mahaprabhu came to Gauri Das Pandit's house with Nityananda Prabhu, He said to Gauri Das Pandit: 'We keep coming to your house, We inconvenience you. Listen, I have one whimsical request to you...'"
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The Highest of the Highest
"What is the highest meditation? The meditation on the dust from the holy lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha Krishna. This must be always kept as the object of your meditation, you must not speak about it. That is why Sukadev Goswami did not utter anything about the devotion of Srimati Radharani. He kept it secret as the highest of the highest topics."
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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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23 February 2021 (Sri Ekachakra Dham; Bengali evening class)

At Sri Ekachakra Dham: Evening Kirtans (Part One)
 Sri Guru-parampara  Gurudev bada krpa kara  Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara
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This Is Not a Playground
"You must come here surrendering your all—all your heart, soul, mind, everything—at the lotus feet of the Lord. We always blame the Lord for making us suffer, but we do not blame ourselves for not being able to surrender to the Lord. You blame the Lord, but have you become surrendered to the Lord? You must ask yourself this question."
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Wrong Worries
"You have no faith, that is why you have no devotion. Bhakti Devi always wants a clean place. Devotion (Bhakti Devi) does not stay where there is no faith—she runs away from such places. If you stuff the room with other things, then where will you seat your Thakur?"
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Pure Identity
"We must have jnana-sunya bhakti—'I do not know anything, I do not understand anything. O Lord, I am a low and fallen soul.' We must watch out that we do not get the ego that 'I have become a big Vaishnav!' What did Mahaprabhu say when describing His own identity?"
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Worshipful Devotion
"I will consider myself your slave, and I will leave all ego of guru. When Vaishnavs take prasadam, I will take the remnants of their prasadam. Such was Kalidas's character. How beautiful this is. Such are Nityananda Prabhu's associates."
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Meaning of Discipleship
"If you tell one word to the disciple, they get angry. They live as they please. We think that we sing a song and this is it, we have practised Krishna consciousness. No. Krishna consciousness means following what your Gurudev says and serving your Guru and Vaishnavs; it means to please them."
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Free Mercy, Exclusive Rights
"There is no one as merciful as Mahaprabhu is! To rescue such low and fallen souls as ourselves, He came to this world performing human pastimes. He went door to door calling out to everyone. But who has the right to chant kirtan?"
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Path of Devotion
"If I had not come to your house, you would not have come here today, you would not have got a chance to hear these holy talks, you would not have been able to get the mercy of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. That is why I roam the land, going house to house. This is all that I tell everyone: practise Krishna consciousness."
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Krishna Conscious Life
"We are alive in this world at the expense of killing so many jiva souls. The only way out of this kind of life is to turn your whole life into Krishna conscious life. It means that you will cook, you will work, you will do everything, but you will do it for the Lord."
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Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (1)
"A low and fallen soul such as myself is not capable of glorifying Sri Nityananda Prabhu; however, if Gurudev and Nityananda Prabhu give their mercy and say something through my mouth, then only can it be possible."
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Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (2)
"Many worship Gauranga bypassing the Guru, but Nityananda Prabhu said that this was thievery. It is impossible to get mercy without Nityananda Prabhu. We have not got there yet; we do what our minds wants. Gurudev gave me initiation, so this body is now his—I will do whatever Gurudev wants me to do."
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Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (3)
"Apart from Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, there were other great personalities who received Sri Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. Two of them are Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami and Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur. You know that Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur was the son of Narayani, Srivas Pandit Prabhu's niece..."
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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."
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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."
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24 February 2021 (Lord Varahadev's appearance, Bengali morning class)

At Sri Ekachakra Dham: Morning Kirtans (Part One)
 Sri Dasavatara Stotram  Gaya Gaura madhur svare  Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
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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."
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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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Sri Ekachakra Dham: Our Fortune To Be Here
"We have come here by a great fortune. If you only think about the dust of this holy dham, then you will think that you must circumambulate this holy abode walking on your head. The Lord Himself wandered in this land. Nityananda Prabhu is non-different from Mahaprabhu, the Lord Himself."
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Forging Your Destiny
"Not everybody comes to practise Krishna consciousness. Some come to goggle, some come for entertainment. There are different kinds of desires. Everybody does not have the same desires. That is why, we cannot bring everyone to this path. Those who have such fortune, who are destined to come, they come."
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Extreme Mercy
"Krishna is so merciful, but Gaura is even more merciful than Him.Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Prabhu distributed Krishna-prema without any price! They gave Krishna-prema to the entire world. This is so beautiful."
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About Nityananda Prabhu
"Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami says that Nityananda Prabhu's glory is unlimited; if you get a slightest touch of His mercy, you will understand His glory. Nityananda Prabhu freely scattered His mercy to all fallen souls. The Lord came to this world to deliver all fallen souls."
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24 February 2021 (Adhivas of Sri Nityananda Prabhu's appearance, Bengali evening class)

Sri Ekachakra Temple
"It was Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's desire to establish a temple in Sri Ekachakra Dham, but he did not live a long life—he only stayed in this world for sixty-four years—and he did not live to fulfil his desire. Yet, by his mercy, by the mercy of Param Gurudev and by Gurudev's desire, we managed to acquire this land here in 2008."
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Parental Sacrifice
"Nityananda Prabhu's parents could not let the sannyasi go empty-handed, so they agreed to give him whatever he would ask for. However, the sannyasi asked for their only son, Nityananda Prabhu. They made such a great sacrifice in their life!"
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Full Service Sway
"Balaram (Nitai) arranges to appear as the elder brother to be able to serve the Lord. This is the glory of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Nityananda Prabhu is hidden and extremely esoteric. We actually have no quality or qualification to speak about His glory."
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Life in Kirtan
"You have your mouth, but one will not hear the Holy Name coming out of it, only other talks come out of it. That is why, I always keep on telling you about Mahaprabhu's advice to Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu..."
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Please Give These Alms
"Our consciousness is covered by illusory environment, but Gurudev and Vaishnavs mercifully give us an opportunity to hear and speak about the Lord. I am asking you to give your mind, body, heart, everything at the holy feet of the Lord as alms for one-two hours. One day you will understand the benefit..."
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Remembering Glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
"This Sri Ekachakra Dham is a pure land. Sri Jagannath, Baladev, and Subhadra are also here. There is also Radha Kunda and Shyama Kunda here. Here is also Sri Ekachakleswar Sivji Maharaj.Here is also Kadam Khandi..."
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Sri Sivananda Sen's Mercy
"Sivananda Sen's house is in Kulingram. Mahaprabhu said, 'I love Kulingram devotees so much. I love even the dogs from Kulingram! I love even the parrots from Kulingram for they chant the Holy Name of Krishna!' It is near Jogram station. I have been to that place a few times when I was doing collection..."
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Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Eccentricity
"When Mahaprabhu took sannyas, He first came to Sri Advaita Acharya Prabhu's house, and from there He was going to go to Vrindavan. However, He changed His mind and finally went to Puri. On the way to Puri, Sri Nityananda Prabhu contrived a plan...."
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Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami's Gratitude
"Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami writes, 'I have got Sri Vrindavan Dham by the mercy of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. He ordered me to Vrindavan saying I would get all possible benefit there. When I came there, I attained the mercy of Mahaprabhu's dearmost devotees.'"
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Unblemished Nitai
"If Nityananda Prabhu had not come, we would not have known anything about the transcendental pastimes of Sriman Mahaprabhu. Fire can remove all impurities, but fire is not affected by that. In the same way, even if Nityananda Prabhu transgresses the religion of a sannyasi, He has no fault. He is higher than any rules and regulations."
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Sri Nityananda's Supreme Mercy
"Sri Nityananda Prabhu is my only hope. He is supremely magnanimous, He is merciful, and it is easy for us to receive His mercy. Sri Gaura Hari cannot reject somebody who has been approved by Sri Nityananda Prabhu..."
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Our Only Wealth and Shelter
"I am telling you that He is the greatest and most qualified personality on this path of devotion, and if we throw ourselves at His holy feet, our life will be successful. Our only wealth in spiritual life is to surrender everything and take exclusive shelter at the holy lotus feet of Sri Nityananda and Gurudev, who is non-different from Him."
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Mahaprabhu's Private Order
"One day, when They were in Sri Puri Dham, Mahaprabhu called Nityananda and spoke to Him privately. In those days, it was not possible for a sannyasi to mix with public closely, there were many rules and regulations for renounced persons. However, Sriman Mahaprabhu wanted the Holy Name to be preached in every corner of the world..."
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Nityananda Prabhu's Campaign
"Such was Sri Nityananda Prabhu's enthusiasm. From the beginning, He raised the banner of rescuing the fallen souls of this world and cleared the path for them to become attracted to the holy lotus feet of Sriman Mahaprabhu."
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Humility and Deep Faith
"We must always be humble. I have told you before: the higher a Vaishnav is, the more humility they have. Those who understand what Nabadwip Dham is, who have deep internal faith live in the land of Vraja."
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Save Yourself
"When will Sri Nityananda Prabhu give His mercy to me? When will I be free from material illusion? How can I save myself from this ocean of material existence? You must practise Krishna consciousness giving up all bad practices and embracing Krishna's family. You are uselessly wasting your time..."
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25 February 2021 (Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day; morning Bengali class)

Supremely Worshippable Day
"Today is the holy appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu—He without whose mercy this world is plunged into darkness, He without whose mercy we do not see and will never see any light, He without whose mercy the door of Goloka Vrindavan will never open for us, He without whose mercy we can never save ourselves from this illusory environment."
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Do Not Pass Your Life in Vain
"Each of you lives in a house—you are all proud of the place where you stay and call it 'home'—you live comfortably; but you come here and struggle so much. If you want this struggle to be worth it, you must take advantage of Hari-katha and kirtan."
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Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness
"You can see how you make your own bed—every day you first dust and clean it nicely, then you lie down. You must treat the Lord, the Deities like that too. The archan of the Deities means to keep the Deities' room clean. It is necessary to keep everything clean. Temple must be always clean and neat."
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Meaning of Discipleship
"You live at your house and you know how you serve your husband, wife, and children. In the same way, you must love the Lord with your heart and soul; you must love the Lord's temple with your heart and soul."
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Ask Yourself, "Am I Practising?"
"You must ask yourself, 'Have I become a surrendered soul?' I do not come to examine or test you, but you should ask yourself, 'Am I really practising Krishna consciousness? Do I live following what my Guru tells? Do I live in strict adherence to my Guru or not?'"
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Become Pure
"You must prepare yourself so that the Lord could accept you. If you do not clean yourself, do not make yourself pure, the Lord will not accept you. You do not become pure just by bathing in the Ganges. Your heart must become clean."
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Who Is Nityananda Prabhu?
"There is Gaurasundar, the original personality of Godhead, and there is also His personal expansion, Sri Nityananda Prabhu. So, Sri Nityananda Prabhu is Sriman Mahaprabhu's dearmost associate and the Lord Himself."
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How and When?
"When will my mind become pure and I behold Sri Dham Vrindavan? When will material desires leave me? There is meditation, knowledge, etc. in this world, but when will I leave all material things, when will my mind become pure and when will I be able to feel, see, know, etc. the wealth of Vaikuntha world?"
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Scattered Heart
"Just as an ant always crawls everywhere looking for a hole, Maya is also always around us, always looking for hole to catch you. As soon as you forget the Lord and think about something else, Maya will jump on you."
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Learn the Truth
"It is necessary to know what the truth is. Everything in this world that you see is false; the Holy Name is the only truth. Everything else that is created will go away. It is said in Srimad Bhagavad-gita also that everything in this world will be destroyed one day."
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What Do You Need?
"Those who desire the highest benefit need only one thing—the shelter of Sri Nabadwip Dham; their duty is to take shelter at the holy lotus feet Sri Gaura Nityananda; their duty is to serve Their Name, holy dham, and desire."
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25 February 2021 (Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day; noon Bengali class)

Sri Advaita Prabhu's Nityananda Stuti
"One day, Nityananda Prabhu came to have a meal in Sri Advaita Prabhu's house... Mahaprabhu saw them and laughed thinking, 'Maha Vishnu and the Lord have met, and They are having a fight!'"
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Sriman Mahaprabhu's Nityananda Stuti
"When Sriman Mahaprabhu was in Panihati, He sang in praise of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Mahaprabhu says, 'Those have faith for Nityananda Prabhu, actually have faith in Me. You can never get Me without faith in Nityananda Prabhu.'"
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Approaching Nityananda Prabhu
"Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami says, 'I am not fit to speak about Nityananda Prabhu's glory, which are as sacred as the topics of the Vedas, but I am speaking about it to reveal His mercy to the world. If there is any fault in what I say, please forgive my offence.'"
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Know Your Place
"Those who have the right to do something, they can do it. Many imitate Nityananda Prabhu and take two wives, for example. Those who have the right can do that, they can eat everything, but you do not have this right to cross the viddhi-marga. That is why we do not eat anything and everything without discrimination..."
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Amidst 'Dal' and 'Gal'
"People want very good quality ghee and good quality of rice. They say, 'Oh, I do not want to live at the temple! I would rather stay at home and eat nice ghee and nice rice!' Our life is not eternal: we will have to leave one day; but we are all eternal servants of Krishna, and not for two-three or four days only. No. We are eternal servants."
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Increase Your Fortune
"We have to leave this world, but how much have you chanted the Holy Name? How much have you listened to Hari-katha? You will have to answer these questions. You have come to this holy abode of Nityananda Prabhu by a great fortune."
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25 February 2021 (Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day; evening Bengali class)

At Sri Ekachakra Dham: Evening Kirtans
 Gurudev, bada krpa kari  Krpa kara Vaisnava Thakura  Parama Karuna pahu dui jana  Emana durmati  Janama saphala tara  Jaya Radha Madhava  Hare Krishna maha-mantra
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Free Yourself From Deceit
"In one or another, many do some service, and those who do service are very fortunate. If you behave deceitfully and try to cheat, you can never succeed like that—you cannot hide anything from Gurudev, you cannot hide anything from Nityananda Prabhu."
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Be Truthful, Pious, and Sincere
"You wear tilaks, wear beads on your necks, but inside you do wrong—one day, sooner or later, your character will be exposed. You will not get anything by hiding something from the Lord, and you cannot hide anything from Gurudev. What you do at your home or not do—Gurudev can understand everything. When you come to practise Krishna consciousness and do something wrong, keep some fault inside, then all fault falls on the body of your Guru. Your Guru has to suffer for your wrongdoing..."
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Chastity In Preaching
"We must serve Gurudev—we must not use Gurudev. We have not come here to do business, and we do not want to do anything covering up with the name of Gurudev. We must preach in the same way that Gurudev preached, and we must preach his teaching—we must understand properly, truly what Gurudev's teaching and preaching mood are."
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Cry, Pray, and Serve
"When will I leave material world and my mind become clean? When will material desires be removed from me? We must always cry and pray for this. We have become entangled in the material life just as ants get stuck in molasses..."
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Service: Labour of Love
"How many things one person must see to! Making temples, buildings is not a big matter, but it is important to maintain them. It is necessary to have service mood. Tad viddhi pranipatena, pariprasnena, sevaya."
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Service: Adherence and Attachment
"There is no Krishna consciousness without anugatya. You must remember this. If somebody practises Krishna consciousness without strict adherence and devotion to a Guru, it is Maya (illusion). Krishna consciousness means we must please our Gurudev."
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Forging Fortune
"It is natural one will leave; rather, it is unnatural (uncommon) that one would stay. How many people can stay at the temple? Who can tolerate the austerities and practise Krishna consciousness, do service? Who has such a fortune?"
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Concentrate Your Mind on Nityananda Prabhu's Service
"Many say, 'I will leave my family' by mouth, but in the meantime, the poison of material life is slowly growing... but if you listen to what the Guru and sadhus say and can put aside material desires—if Nitaichand gives His mercy—then all desires will become trifle. Therefore, concentrate your mind on the service of Nityananda Prabhu, always serve Nityananda Prabhu."
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Direct Your Mind to Bhagavatam
"Loving search for the lost servant. When a son is lost, the father searches for him—he gives an advertisement on TV, in newspapers, declares the boy missing, etc. In the same way, the Lord has lost His children, and He is searching for us everywhere, 'When will these souls start practising Krishna consciousness and come back to Me?'"
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Keep Yourself On Track
"Those who have wealth should serve with wealth; those who have a body should serve with their body; those who have a mind should serve with their mind; those who have life in them should serve with their life. Whatever your capacity is, whatever your qualification is, everyone must serve your Guru in that capacity. Actually, we have no qualification: Gurudev's mercy is everything. How can we get that mercy?"
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Are You Getting Off?
"Gurudev has got you a ticket to Vrindavan, but you get off half way to Vrindavan and go to Kashi. You must understand what I am saying. Gurudev has given you a ticket to Vrindavan, but you get off in Kashi. We must get on the train that Gurudev is taking us in. You must go with your Guru."
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Gentle Clean Hearts
"Many say with their mouth, 'I will leave my material life!' but you must get there to feel with all your being, all your heart that your family (your material life) is trifling. You must make so that all material desires become insignificant. May only attachment and devotion to the Lord come to you."
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Do Not Give Up
"Param Guru Maharaj (Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj) always said, 'Start the fire, and the wind will come on its own,' 'Even if your boat is sinking, keep rowing!' Srila Prabhupad also said, 'When you go to preach, you must sweat and fight to preach about the Lord!'"
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False Attachments
"We want to leave the material life, but the material life does not want to leave us. It is not so easy to practise Krishna consciousness. In Sri Bhakti Raksak Harikathamrita, Srila Guru Maharaj wrote about one story...."
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26 February 2021 (Evening Bengali class at Sri Ekachakra Dham; concluding class)

Evening Kirtans: Sri Ekachakra Dham
 Gurudev, bada krpa kari  Ohe Vaisnava Thakura  Nitai-pada-kamala  Gaurangera duti pada  Yasoda Nandana Krsna  Hare Krishna maha-mantra
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Main Festivals
"Without Nityananda Prabhu's mercy, we cannot enter the kingdom of spiritual life. It is first necessary to have Nityananda Prabhu's mercy, and Nityananda means Gurupadpadma. They are asraya-vigraha (worshippable embodiment of shelter)."
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Serve with Faith
"Initiation means service to the Guru. Service can be different—one can serve close to Guru, and one can serve from far too. We must have this faith: Krishna is my protector, Krishna is my maintainer. As soon as you lose this faith, Maya will catch you."
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Service Duty (1)
"We love our wife, sons, brothers, sisters, we have a relationship with them, but that kind of love must be there for our Guru, the temple, and the Lord. This is the Lord's house—this is what must be our consciousness like. We must prepare (mould) ourselves. If we can serve the Lord twenty-four hours a day, we will get the highest benefit."
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Service Duty (2)
"You are spending your life thinking all the time about material things, but one day will come when you will be asked, 'You have been at My place for so many days, what have you been doing there? How did you take care of My house?'"
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Heed My Word
"There is no lack of anything. Those who think this is some want are the ones who lack a lot: those who run behind money always feel they lack, and their lack will never be fulfilled. If you rely and depend on the Lord, then the Lord will no doubt arrange everything for you."
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Perverted Tastes and Habits
"Listen to what I am saying. If you do not learn to be like that, you will never be able to practise Krishna consciousness. Those who make offences against Vaishnavs can never get any good result—they cannot even chant the Holy Name no matter how much they count the beads."
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Snowball of Offences
"If you keep making and making offences, then these offences will go up to the Guru. You can never get any benefit like this. Such people become alienated from others—nobody likes them..."
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Path to Indigestion
"Can you eat the same amount as a young person? You cannot. Therefore, a young person has more qualification and right to eat than you. If you speak about things that are beyond your right, you will have indigestion—your devotion will be destroyed."
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Memorable Pastimes
"I have remembered one story that Srila Gurudev told me. The name of Srila Prabhupad's guru was Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. When Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj came to Nabadwip from Vrindavan, people thought he was like a madman..."
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Kali Yuga Brahmans
"Who is great, a brahman or a Vaishnav? If you have 100,000 rupees, it automatically means you have 1,000 rupees as well. So, 1,000 rupees is brahman, and 100,000 rupees is Vaishnav—it means that those who have the qualities of a Vaishnav automatically have all qualities of a brahman."
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28 February 2021 (Bengali preaching programme in Basirhat; noon)
Be Serious
"Krishna consciousness is not some tradition. You must take it seriously. You say you keep the Lord in your heart, but you must actually do that, not only say it. How will you keep the Lord in your heart? You must have space in your heart for that, but your hearts are all full of other things."
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Quality Is Not Cheap
"You think you wake up in the morning at leisure, give some flowers, do some puja at 10 o'clock, then go to work, come back home in the evening, blow a conch, and that is puja. This is not Krishna consciousness."
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Tie Your Mind
"If you associate with devotees, you will get devotion. If you keep listening to Hari-katha, you will gradually attain devotion. Ringing a bell, offering flowers, etc.—this is not devotion. Devotion comes from the heart."
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Ask Your Heart
"There is quality, and there is quantity. It is necessary to practise Krishna consciousness yourself, properly, genuinely. However, our heart is not attracted to that—our mind does not go to that, our entire being is not attracted to Krishna consciousness, to devotion..."
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Tired of Struggling?
"We must practise Krishna consciousness with religious determination, but the problem is that we cannot give up small things and cannot genuinely come to the pure path. We blame the Lord, 'Oh, the Lord is not taking care of me! The Lord is giving me hardships!' but..."
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Proper Worship
"Before you become a devotee of Krishna, you must become a devotee of Gauranga. What does Krishna Himself say? 'Those who say they are My devotees, are not My devotees. Those who are My devotees' devotees, are My real devotees.'"
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Watch the Road
"If you do not understand what Krishna consciousness is—if you do not follow the proper line, what happens? If a train derails, it falls over. So, if we go off track—if we stop following the line of devotion—we too will fall over into a hole. We must follow the proper line that is described by the Bhagavatam."
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Regulated Life
"There is a system, and it is necessary to follow the system. The scriptures say that when do-whatever-you-like gurus take disciples, then both the guru and the disciples go to hell. This is called sahajiya."
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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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28 February 2021

Be Undefeatable
"Chant sixteen rounds or more in this way every day. Chant the Holy Name, and Krishna will reveal Himself in your heart, you will be successful in your spiritual life. If you chant this Holy Name without offences, you will get the result quickly."
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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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22 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas, evening class in Bengali)

Parikrama Adhvias: Forsake Your Happiness
"Today, by the mercy of Sri Gurupadpadma, by the mercy of Lord Nrisinghadev, by the mercy of Nabadwip Dham, by the mercy of Nitai and Gaura, we are present here at Sri Godrumdwip, Nabadwip Dham. Our Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama will start tomorrow..."
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Parikrama Adhvias: Fixed In Service
"Nabadwip and Mayapur are not places for strolls and outings—this is not a place for eye-exercise. You must do dham-parikrama (circumambulate the holy abode); go on this parikrama being intently fixed on chanting kirtan with all the devotees."
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Relief of Surrender
"We have come here to practise Krishna consciousness. We have not come to this line to pretend. I pray to you all—do not obstruct those who want to practise Krishna consciousness. You must never obstruct such people. The Lord cannot tolerate this. If you do this, the Lord will teach you a good lesson."
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Our Eternal Campaign
"By the mercy of the Lord, it will not take me even two minutes to buy two hundred sacks of potato, but I want you all to come here—if I had not come to your house, if you had not given some potato to the temple, you would not have come here today. There would not have been any connection..."
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'May You Always Remain In This Line'
"I am paying my full obeisance to you and expressing my gratitude to you. May the Lord bless you. I cannot give you blessings so that you may increase your material wealth, it is an offence, and it is not necessary to do that. What is necessary and all I can pray for is that you may remained attached to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, so that you may get devotion to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna. Always remain in this line, always stay together, then you will get supreme benefit."
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Know the Relationship
"It is necessary to understand relationship. None of us should want to be a master, but the problem is that we are all becoming masters, none of us wants to be a servant. Everybody has become a great Vaishnav now. If we keep practising Krishna consciousness with the knowledge of relationship, then our ego will go away. Ego is the greatest fault."
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Devotional Attachment
"Dhaitava pachhe pachhe. 'I will run after you.' Do not run ahead and do not go shopping. I go at the front and I can see what is going on. When you go with the parikrama, you must chant kirtan, do not go anywhere otherwise you will get lost. Remember why you have come and stick to it firmly."
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Seva Bhumi
"Just as your devotion depends on your faith, in the same way the service you get also depends on your faith. Everybody can take part in service. This is seva-bhumi (land of service). Wherever you go, wherever you stay, you must serve the Lord eternally."
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Follow Vaishnavs' Example
"Surrender (tad viddhi pranipata). Once you surrender, you can ask questions. Next is service mood or temper (sevaya). You must keep yourself engaged in service. You must run your life following what Guru and Vaishnavs tell. Follow their example."
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Live a Sheltered Service Life
"This life is not eternal, and this life is full of dangers. You must live this life taking shelter of the Holy Name. As long as you are alive in this world, chant the Holy Name, live your life serving the Lord."
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23 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day One)

Evening Kirtans
 Gurudev bada krpa kara  Thakura Vaishnava gana  Nitai amara dayara avadhi  Emona durmati  Bhajahu re mana  Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
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At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (1)
"As we proceed with our parikrama we do not stop and sit at all places, so why have we come here? Why are we sitting here? Because this is the place where Gaura and Nityananda's first meeting took place. This temple here was established by Pujyapad Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj..."
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At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (2)
"This place is a very famous and very auspicious place because Gaura and Nityananda Prabhu met here for the first time when Nityananda Prabhu came to Mayapur from Sri Ekachakra Dham. One day, Mahaprabhu told all the devotees, 'Srivas, Chandrasekhara! Look, one great personality has come to the dham! You must find Him and bring Him here!'"
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At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (3)
"I have seen how they do parikrama, how they walk from our Nabadwip temple, and many of you were there too at that time. I had the fortune to see all these great personalities, but they have left this world now leaving this fallen soul here with you all..."
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At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (4)
"There is one more thing I have not told you about because when we were crossing the Ganges, everybody had not come yet. The place where we came crossing the Ganges is called Ganganagar..."
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AUDIO: AT SRI YOGAPITH (17.3 Mb, 36 min | 23 March 2021 | Bengali)

At Sri Yogapith (1)
"By the mercy of Sri Gurupadpadma, we are continuing our parikrama of Sri Antardwip in Sri Nabadwip Dham. We have now come to this temple, which is the birthplace of Sri Sachinandan Mahaprabhu."

At Sri Yogapith (2)
"People used to think that the Ganges had taken Mahaprabhu's birthplace away. It is true that the Ganges can take some place, but the Ganges can also return it. I can tell you how this happened..."

At Sri Yogapith (3)
"Every year, when we come here, we read from Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya about Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and the glory of Nabadwip. Please listen carefully."

At Srivas Angan (1)
"When you worship the Lord, you will be remembering the Lord... Where does the Lord stay? In Srivas Angan. The Lord said, 'I stay every day in Srivas Pandit's house—whenever devotees sing kirtan there, I will be present there.'"

At Srivas Angan (2)
"One time, Chad Kazi broke a mridanga. Fearful of his threats, devotees stopped kirtan at Srivas Pandit's house and were sitting silently. When Mahaprabhu heard that there was no kirtan, He was very angry..."

At Srivas Angan (3)
"One day, Mahaprabhu spoke to Srivas Pandit. 'Srivas, people say all sorts of things... Can you promise Me something?' 'What is it, Prabhu?' 'From tomorrow, you must not go begging again.' 'How is it possible, Prabhu?' Srivas Pandit replied..."

At Sri Chaitanya Math
"We have come to Sri Chaitanya Math, the first temple established by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. When he was staying here (in a small bhajan kutir), he vowed to chant the Holy Name continuously during six years, six months and sixteen days..."
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At Sri Jagannath Mandir
"It is in honour of this auspicious Phalguni Purnima that we are doing this Nabadwip Dham parikrama, and we have today come to this temple of Lord Jagannath, which is non-different from Lord Jagannath's temple..."
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At Sridhar Angan (1)
"Coming to Sri Sridhar Prabhu's house, His Divine Grace sits down and reads from Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya Mukta-Mala: Continuing our parikrama, we have crossed Sri Antardwip and have entered Sri Simantadwip. Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Sri Jiva Goswami Prabhu came to this village called Simuliya...."
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At Sridhar Angan (2)
"The place we have come is situated within Simantadwip. This is the house of Sridhar Prabhu. We have struggled to come here, walking through the jungle, but Mahaprabhu would come here and take rest..."
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At Sri Rudradwip
"Between Sri Antardwip and Sri Simantadwip (to the north-west), there lies one more enchanting island called Sri Rudradwip. We used to come here every year before, but we have not visited this place for many past years — we did not have that kind of sukrti. This year, we have got the fortune to come here again by the mercy of Sri Gurupadpama."
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23 March 2021 (First day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Bengali evening class)

Lost and Wasted
"We are all lost children of the Lord. The Lord has lost us, his children, and we also have lost our Father. He is looking for us, 'My children have left Me. When will they come back to Me?' We are also searching for Him, but actually, not everybody really searches. Everybody in this world only thinks about the temporary happiness."
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Spiritual Transformation
"You do not get energy to chant the Holy Name because you waste your energy in some other place. The Holy Name judges whether you are an offender or not—the Holy Name does not come to the mouth of an offender. Even if they pronounce the Holy Name, it produces no effect in them."
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Dacoit Dharma
"Fickle-minded, we always serve somebody for the sake of our own happiness, but all this service goes in vain. Fathers say, 'You are my son, you must serve me, why will you stay at the temple?' Mothers also say, 'I have given you birth, you must look after me! Why will you worry about the Lord?' This is the eternal misery."
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Esoteric Pastimes On the Banks of the Ganges
"'When will I become crazy? When will I run along the bank of the Ganges chanting, 'O Krishna! O Gaura!'?' Nabadwip Dham is non-different from Vrindavan Dham, the amorous pastimes of Krishna and Radharani take place here eternally. Fallen and low souls like us cannot see it, but some fortunate souls can see that."
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Departure of Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj
"We have visited today the samadhi-mandir of Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. When Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj left his holy body, all the babajis of Nabadwip started to fight for his body as he was a great sadhu..."
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Be Serious
"Think seriously. Practise strictly, regularly, offer bhog to the Lord, take prasad. How many people think, 'I will wake up in the morning every day and do mangal-arati, serve the Lord, practise Krishna consciousness'?"
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Surrender Your Mind
"If you think, 'Oh, I cannot do this', 'I cannot do that,' then you will not be able to do anything. The cure is in the mind. You must think, 'No! Whatever danger, whatever obstacle comes I will do it.'"
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Faith, Devotion, and Love
"You must call out to the Lord with your heart and soul. You must love the Lord with your whole being—what kind of love is it when you show your money, wealth, etc.? I do not like all these big grand buildings, etc. I am a simple man and I like to live simply. Faith, devotion, and love—this is sufficient..."
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24 March 2021 (Second Day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama)
At Sri Buroraj Siva's Temple
"Please listen to the glories of this holy place. This island is famous as Kuliya Hill because it is situated on a mountain-like elevation on the bank of the Ganges. Scriptures describe this Kuliya Town as Koladwip. Many things took place on this island..."
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At Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi (1)
"It is written in Puranas that holy places can purify you, but it will cheat you out of devotion. You will not get devotion by putting water on your heads. Devotion comes from the dust from the holy feet of Vaishnavs."
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At Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi (2)
"When the scriptures and saints say something, it is necessary to believe it without any hesitation. Whom did Srimati Radharani choose, Her family or Shyama (the Lord)? She chose the Lord. You must think whom you will choose, your family or the Lord. You must choose Krishna and give up everything else."
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At Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi (3)
"If you look at our guru-parampara photographs, you will see that the last photograph is that of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj (we give 'jay' to him every day). Please listen to the description of his life. We must glorify Vaishnavs—the more we glorify them, the purer our hearts will be."
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At Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi (4)
"Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj is a very famous personality. He came to Nabadwip from Vrindavan, and he lived his spiritual life in a very strict way—he practised Krishna consciousness properly."
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24 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Two; Bengali evening class)

Keep Your Lamp Alight
"I am used to reading and studying from my childhood when I would study for eighteen-twenty hours a day, and I cannot leave this habit to this day—I still study and read books. I will tell you today about Prahlad Maharaj. I will tell you what is written in Bhagavatam—this is bhajan-siddhanta (the conclusions of devotional life)."
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Lord's Impartiality
"It is said in Srimad Bhagavad-gita that the Lord protects only His devotees and keeps the non-devotees far away from Himself, which means that the Lord is partial. Then how is it that the Lord is considered impartial?"
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Jay and Vijay Cursed
"One time, Brahma's four sons, four young boys, came to the gate stark naked. Although they looked like five-year old small boys, but they are actually great sages, first-born sons of Adi Brahma, therefore they were the oldest of all living creatures."
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Loving Relationship with the Lord
"The Lord in the form of a lion was also so angry and ferocious, but when His own son came to Him, He immediately became calm and loving. Lord Nrisinghadev took Prahlad Maharaj on His lap and began to lick him!"
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Demons' Plight
"Demons always keep on trying to defeat the Lord and they always think about the Lord—they always think, 'How will I kill Him? How will I kill Him?' Thinking and thinking in this way, they get liberation and later become destroyed."
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Appearance of Prahlad Maharaj
"By the time Hiranyakasipu was getting his boon, there was another event that took place in the meantime. When Hiranyakasipu left his house to meditate on Lord Brahma, his wife Kayadhu stayed at home (Hiranyakasipu's palace)..."
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Unperturbed Purity of Prahlad Maharaj
"When small children are sitting on their mother's lap, they do not worry how they will be fed, how they will rest—they are simply satisfied to be on the lap of their mother. Just as parents always look after their baby, Govinda always protected and took care of Prahlad Maharaj. He was full of God consciousness."
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Placid and Undaunted Devotion
"Anything related to the Lord does not enter the ears of offenders, it does not get any place in their hearts. As long as there remains some offence in the heart, Krishna will not attract us just as a magnet does not attract a piece of rusty iron."
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Prahlad Maharaj's Prayer
"One gets a blessing from the Lord according to their service. Always remember this. If you serve devotees, if you associate with devotees, then their qualities will come to you. Therefore, you must always associate with devotees, then you will develop devotional qualities. We always hanker for the footdust of devotees..."
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25 March 2021 (Disappearance of Sri Madhavendra Puripad)

Kirtans (Sri Madhavendra Puripad's tirobhav; afternoon programme)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants:
Sri Guru-parampara Sri Rupa-manjari-pada Vaishnav Ke? (Dusta mana tumi kisera vaisnava) Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

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Sri Madhavendra Puripad: One of a Kind
"Today is the festival in honour of Srila Madhavendra Puri's disappearance. We have got this opportunity today to hear about his disappearance. There is no one in this world who is as fortunate as Madhavendra Puri."
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Internal and External Struggles
"There must be no attachment; but there must be knowledge of the relationship that everything in this world belongs to Madhava—everything is His property, His wealth. Those who are possessed by envy and jealousy practise a false life, but we pray to the Lord that we can tolerate all unhappiness, all austerities, all suffering."
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Defining Disciples' Destiny
"In this external world, we have birth and death, but Vaishnavs are neither born, nor do they die. On account of their devotion and devotional practice, they can exceed the lifetime allotted to them by the Lord: through their devotion, by the blessing and mercy of the Lord they can exceed their allotted lifetime."
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Kali-Yuga's Austerities
"It is very difficult to practise yoga—in Satya-yuga they practised austerities, meditation, yoga to get the Lord. However, now in this Kali-yuga, we are given such a simple method—we can get the Lord by simply chanting His Holy Name. The only difficulty is that nobody wants to chant this Holy Name without offences. It is not like nobody can do it—nobody wants to do it."
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Wrong Idea
"You see the Deity here and you may think that the Deity is made of stone, wood, or clay and you can do whatever you fancy. It cannot be like that. You cannot keep Deities and feed the Deities with air or a glass of water..."
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Check Who Is Calling Before Taking the Call
"You leave everything but after one-two months they start calling you—yes, Maya Devi will phone you all the time. Maya Devi cast her net and you think you will go to your home and practise Krishna consciousness there..."
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Pitfalls of Deity Worship
"There are many Deities installed at our temples, you can take a photo of any of these Deities and worship the photograph. Gurudev often said, 'Do not keep a Deity and make Them a burden. Neither must you keep Deities and harass Them.'"
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Srila Madhavendra Puri's Purity
"Srila Madhavendra Puripad said, 'I know Krishna has bestowed His mercy on me because He has given me the association of Nityananda. Wherever Nityananda's association is found, that place is most sacred and completely transcendental.'"
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Prahlad Maharaj's Ideal
"My dear Lord, because I was born in an atheistic family I am naturally attached to material enjoyment. Therefore, kindly do not tempt me with these illusions. I am very much afraid of material conditions, and I desire to be liberated from materialistic life. It is for this reason that I have taken shelter of Your lotus feet."
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25 March 2021 (Evening programme)

Parikrama Schedule
"Today is Mahadvadasi, and everyone has been observing ekadasi-vrata today. 'Upavas' (fasting) means 'nikate vas' (staying close by)—it means staying closely engaged in service to the Lord. Everybody does some service according to their capacity."
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Kirtans (evening programme)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants:
Gurudev bada krpa kari Kabe Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kare more Parama Karuna Radha bhajane yadi mati Yasoda Nandana Krsna Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

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Away with Animal Ambitions
"When we joined, we had so much enthusiasm to chant the Holy Name, to do the parikrama, to join festivals at the Math, but we are losing this enthusiasm. This is our bad fortune. That longing for service that we had before is diminishing day by day."
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Good Habits
"People do not practise Krishna consciousness earlier thinking they will practise it when they are seventy. If we do not get into habit of doing certain things, then we will never learn to do it later. It is necessary to have a habit."
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Beware Bogus Life
"There are very few people who live in family and practise Krishna consciousness. I have no objection if you want to live in a family, but practise Krishna consciousness in purity. Make sure that not a single day passes without Vaishnav-seva and chanting the Holy Name. Do not live in a family only serving Maya."
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Breaking Free from Maya's Nest
"Having listened to Hari-katha, King Suvarna Sen eventually gave up worshipping Maya and started worshipping Gauranga. You too must practise Krishna consciousness. Even if you live at home, you must maintain your practising life."
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Remembering Ekadasi Vrata
"Today is a shukla paksha (waxing moon) day, and it is a mahadvadasi. When you fast on ekadasi, it makes the Lord happy, so it is very good to observe this day. Ekadasi days are very dear to the Lord..."
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26 March 2021 (Third day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama)
At Sri Suvarna Bihar
"In Satya-yuga, there lived a king named Sri Suvarna Sen in this place. He had so much deep material attachment that he was always busy with the affairs of his kingdom, and he did not stop even when he became old. Although a materialistic king, Suvarna Sen had some good habit...."
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At Sri Surabhi Kunja
"Continuing our parikrama, we have now come to Sri Surabhi Kunja in Godrumdwip. At this place, having received by the mercy of Surabhi Cow an order to engage in the worship of Gaura, Markandeya Muni took shelter in pure devotion. Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur built this Surabhi Kunja house in 1888, and it was from here that he started Sri Nama-hatta...."
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At Sri Svananda Sukhada Kunja (1)
"In Vrindavan, on the bank of Sri Radha Kunda, there is Srila Prabhupad's bhajan-kutir, it is also called Svananda Sukhada Kunja. We have come here by a great fortune. This is Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's samadhi mandir and bhajan-kutir."
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At Sri Svananda Sukhada Kunja (2)
"Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's writing is very beautiful. If you read his Jaiva Dharma and various songs, you can understand it. There are many external descriptions of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's life and work, but he is not that."
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At Sri Hari-Hara Ksetra
"We have come here, Sri Hari-Hara Ksetra, as a result of a great fortune. Hari-Hara means the Lord united with Lord Siva. You have seen the Deity here: one side is black and the other side is white. I will tell you why it is like this."
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26 March 2021 (Evening Bengali class; Third day of Parikrama)

Kirtans (evening programme)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants:
Jaya dhvani, Vandana Gurudev bada krpa kari Kabe Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kare more Krpa kara Vaisnav Thakura Are bhai Nitai amara dayara avadhi Yadi Gaura na haite Radhe Jaya Jaya Madhava-dayite Janama saphala tara Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

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Remembering Holy Nabadwip Dham
"You should study every day otherwise one year later you will forget everything and fall into illusory bondage of Maya. The holy scripture manifests itself in two forms—grantha-bhagavata (a book form), and Vaishnav-bhagavata (a holy devotee form); there is no difference between these two forms...."
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Do Not Shun Service
"We must always have attachment to spiritual life. Our attachment is always kept in some other place, whereas we have no attachment to the service of Krishna, to the practice of Krishna consciousness."
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Meaning of Chastity
"It is necessary to know what chastity is. You cannot only say 'Gaudiya,' 'Gaudiya' with your mouth—everybody says it, everybody chants kirtans, but why do we keep away from sahajiyas and other parties? We will never allow all these things to be mixed with our conception and line. Srila Sridhar Maharaj's line is the current of pure conception (suddha-siddhanta-dhara). There is no place for sahajiyas or mayavadis in it."
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Pastime at Gadigachha
"There is a village called Gadigachha within Sri Godrumdwip. I want to tell you about a pastime that happened at this place. One day, Durvasa Muni was resting in Kamyavan when a small demigod boy came there..."
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Glory of Sri Madhyadwip
"I would like to tell you about Sri Madhyadwip. It is an island of smaranam (remembrance of the Lord). Entering Sri Madhyadwip, Sriman Nityananda Prabhu told Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu about the glory of this place."
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27 March 2021 (Fourth day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama)

At Sri Samudragad
"In ancient times, a king called Raja Samudrasen lived in this place, and this is how the place got its name. It is our greatest fortune that we are doing this parikrama today in the association of all the devotees and that we have got an opportunity to hear the glories of Sri Nabadwip Dham. If you keep faith in the devotees of the Lord, the Lord will certainly bestow His mercy on you."
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At Sri Champahati
"The place here we have come to is called Champahati. There was a champaka flower garden here, and Srimati Radharani would come here every day and collect flowers for Lord Govinda. This temple of Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar was later established by Sri Dvija Vaninath Prabhu, an associate of Mahaprabhu."
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At Sri Vidyanagar (1)
"You are struggling so much, walking all the way, but if your mind is not fixed on the holy place, then what benefit will you get? You come empty and then will go back empty too. When there is sadhu-sanga going on, you must listen to it."
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At Sri Vidyanagar (2)
"Many people think that Mahaprabhu learned knowledge (vidya) in Vidyanagar. This is not so. Mahaprabhu never studied in Vidyanagar. He studied in Ganganagar. Vidyanagar is the place where all branches of knowledge appeared in this world."
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At Sri Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math
"Continuing our parikrama, we have come to Sri Sarvabhauma Gaudiya, which is the house and the birthplace of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya. In Kali-yuga, Brihaspati, the guru of all demigods, comes to this world as Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya..."
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At Sri Mamgachi (1)
"Passing Sri Jahnudwip on our way, we have now come to the birthplace of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur in Sri Modadrumdwip. Every year, we complete our parikrama here. We did not stop in Jahan Nagar this time because it is very hot, so I will speak about Jahnudwip here."
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At Sri Mamgachi (2)
"After Sri Jahnudwip, we came to Sri Modadrumdwip (Mamgachi). So, we should speak also about the glories of this island. This island is non-different from Ayodhya. When Lord Rama lived in the forest together with Laksman and Sita Devi, they came here and, constructing a small cottage under a banyan tree, lived here for some time."
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At Sri Mamgachi (3)
"At the temple of Saranga Murari, there lived a brahman and a great devotee called Saranga Thakur who served Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Deities. He served the Deities for a long time and eventually grew very old..."
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At Sri Mamgachi (4)
"We have come to the temple (sripat) of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, who composed Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata. Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami said that Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur is the Vyasa of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's pastimes."
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27 March 2021 (Evening Bengali class; Fourth day of Parikrama)

Association and Chastity
"What did Gurudev tell? He said: you must associate with those who are more senior than you are, you must observe and learn from those who have brought you to this line. Do you think you can become a sadhu just by dressing as one?"
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Service Formula
"There are only twenty-four hours in a day. Where do we find time for other things? Those who practise Krishna consciousness chant the Holy Name, have so many things to do. Where is there time for prajalpa (idle talks and gossiping)? Always think about your own spiritual life—think how you are practising Krishna consciousness."
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Serve with Loving Care
"You must be very careful that Deities do not become a burden and that you do not harass the Deities. You must serve Deities with faith. Serve the Lord dedicating all your mind, heart, soul, everything to the service."
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No Pain, No Gain
"People are so attached to their material things. Engrossed in the material world, we are so deeply attached to the material things that we cannot give our mind to the service of the Lord even for seven days."
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Accepting the Rules
"If you only want to take initiation and then go back home and live as before, it will not do. You take initiation, then go back home and do not keep any connection with your Guru—there is no news about you for one-two years. I do not want your money, wealth, cars, houses, etc.—you must give your heart, your soul."
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Plausible Priority
"We must take Krishna consciousness seriously. You come to Gurudev, take the beads and go away thinking you have become a sadhu—this is wrong.It is necessary to give priority to what your Guru says, and it is necessary to understand where the priority lies."
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Guru-Pada-Asraya
"The root of devotion to the Lord is guru-pada-asraya. It is necessary to take shelter at the holy lotus feet of bona fide Sri Guru who exists within the current of the guru-parampara, who holds Sri Rupanuga line and the authentic conclusions of devotional teaching."
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Priceless Wealth
"We also had much pride and ego at first—we were first in class, studied very well; but when we came to the lotus feet of Gurudev, seeing his vast knowledge we said, 'In front of him, I am just a baby.'"
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Temporal Distortions
"I have been talking for so many days, does anyone have any questions in the meantime? First become surrendered, then you can ask questions. One does not become surrendered just by paying a sastanga-dandavat..."
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Where Chaste Ones Never Tread
"It is necessary to listen to what Gurudev says. You cannot live following your mind. First, I must learn from my Gurudev what Gurudev says, what is Gurudev's line, then only can I try to say anything to others. It is not so easy."
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Do Not Get Mixed Up
"Srila Lochan Das Thakur says, 'I will not go to the place where there is no Nitai. I will not see the face of those who are against Nitai.' Nitai means Gurudev. We must not even see the face of those who are against Gurudev."
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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

 

1 April 2021 (Online programme: Sri Nrisingha Palli–Ecuador)


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Turning Point In Your Life
"You are coming and going to this world all the time, but you have got some good association this time, and, as the result, you are facing an important moment in your life—you are about to receive the holy seed of the Holy Name. You are entering a complete new life, so you must harmonise everything now."

Become Attached to Sravan and Kirtan
"It is necessary to practise sravanam and kirtanam every day—not only one day or once a week. You must mainly become attached to your service and sravanam-kirtanam, then you will become more sincere."

 

2 April 2021 (Anniversary Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham)
Kirtan at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
• Ki rupe paiba seva • Gopinath, mama nivedana suna.
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Remembering Srila Guru Maharaj (1)
"As each year, we have come today to the holy appearance place of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Sri Hapaniya Dham, and our Gurudev made this beautiful Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram in this place..."
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Remembering Srila Guru Maharaj (2)
"From his childhood, Srila Sridhar Maharaj had a renounced mentality. He would wake up early in the morning and go to take bath in the Ganges (you know how far the Ganges is from here, but he would walk all the way there every day)..."
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Remembering Srila Guru Maharaj (3)
"Srila Sridhar Maharaj was a great speaker—nobody could defeat him in Hari-katha. Many great scholars and knowledge-seekers came to his lotus feet from all over India and also abroad..."
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Remembering Srila Guru Maharaj (4)
"Srila Sridhar Maharaj had a very profound vision—he could see the future. He also had a strong common sense. When Srila Sridhar Maharaj purchased the land of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in 1941, and he knew that this temple would grow very big."
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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

 

1 May 2021 (Speaking online to the devotees in Singapore)

Perfect Mood Comes From Perfect Practice
"You follow all the rules and regulations very strictly—I know that and I am very happy to see this mood. I know that because I see you are chanting and dancing with so much enthusiasm, and if you did not practise properly, then the Holy Name of Lord Krishna, would not come to your tongue."
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Greatest Sadness
"Do you think that the biggest sadness is when your father, mother, wife, husband or your son, daughter dies? No, it is not. Separation from a devotee is the greatest sadness in our life. We have lost so many devotees, so many great personalities in our life..."
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Brahman Threads
"If your brahman thread is broken, the scripture say that you cannot talk until you have worn a new thread. So, everybody who has taken the second initiation must always keep an extra thread with them. The brahman threads we use are hand-made..."
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Me-Eating
"If you eat any meat, it means you are a sinner—you are committing the same sin as when killing your own mother, father, killing brahmans, etc. In another way, if you eat meat, it means you take your own flesh. Do you understand what I am saying?"
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Unswerving Vision
"That is the rule of every citizen that you have to join military service, then what can you do? But you must use that salary for preaching programmes, pay with it for any expenditure of the preaching programmes. Try to serve the Lord anyhow, then whatever reaction will come, it will not affect you otherwise that reaction will go to you."
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Highest Life
"Now is a very good time to join Krishna consciousness full time as a brahmachari. If you can do that, that will be better, this is the highest service. If somebody wants to be a proper preacher, a proper brahmachari or sannyasi, I am giving much enthusiasm, support and instruction to such devotees."
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Honest Life
"If somebody wants to get married and if they have their own house, then they can get married and stay separately, that is all right, but to take a girlfriend and live with her illegally, separately from the parents, that is not good. I do not support such things. I am dead against that."
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'What Is My Service?'
"For now practise properly, keep good association. These are the main things in your life. Later, when you get a job and earn money, you can serve your Guru, Vaishnavs, and Bhagavan with that money."
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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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JANUARY
Gurudev's Appearance
Gurudev's Coming to Temple
Perfect Adherence
Who Is Guru?
Sri Guru Tattva
Guru's Greed, Disciple's Greed
Deceivers and Deceived
Satiating Hunger
Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (1)
Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (2)
Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (3)
Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (4)
Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (5)
Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (6)
Come as a Beggar
Know and Love the Lord
Develop Deepest Dedication
At Lord's Home
Pure Preacher's Position
Clear Vision
Clear Identity
Sustaining Yourself on Gurudev's Words
Internal Purity
Kirtan-Yajna
Give Up Illusory Luxuries
Who Will You Blame?
Analysis Is Paralysis
Western Idiosyncrasies
Grand and Joyous Festival
Protecting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
Unblemished Sacrifice
"My Pride, My Joy and My Hope"
Advent of Srila Prabhupad
Rescuing Mahaprabhu's Line
Acharyas' Arrival in Nabadwip
Srila Prabhupad's Initiation
Illustrious and Loving Service
Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Kirtan
Advent of Gaura-Saraswati
Step Towards Lord, Not Maya
Be Kind to Yourself and Others
Srila Prabhupad's Exclusivity
Listen and Learn
Live Exemplary Life
Srila Prabhupad: Divine Benefactor
Life's Purpose
Strings Stronger Than Steel
Gaudiya Vaishnav Sangha Address (1)
Gaudiya Vaishnav Sangha Address (2)
Illustrious Acharya
Advent of Hari-Kirtan Murti
Srila Prabhupad's Mission
Srila Prabhupad's Teachings
Unimaginable Service
Good Mind, Good Heart
Uninterrupted Service Life
Accommodating Heart
Material Affection
Coming Before Deities
Sri Uddharan Datta Thakur and Sri Vakreshwar Pandit
Best Turn In Life
What Is Surrender?
Proper Recipient for Proper Taste
Highest Stance
Cry and Pray
Seeking Respite
Greatest Choice
Nityananda Prabhu's Mercy
Mahaprabhu's Mercy
His Things, For His Service
Faith Is Not Idle
Devotion or Display?
Example to Follow
Shelter of Sri Guru's Mercy
Service or Offence?
An Auspicious Evening
An Auspicious Birth
Turning Back Home
Beyond Perverted Comfort Zone
What Are Your Plans?
Life In Lord's Family
Not So Fast, Not So Cheap
Mano-dharma vs. Bhagavat-dharma
Eternal Values
Ultimate Word of Scripture
Guided and Misguided
Exclusive Zone
Insurmountable Devotion
Where Does the Lord Stay?
Mahaprabhu's Advent and Gift
Coming Out of Maya
Make Yourself Qualified
Six Limbs of Surrender
Sincere and Deep Prayer
Lend Me Your Heart
Follow the Footsteps of Great Souls
Suspicion Leads to Suspension
Only One Question
We Are Neither Enjoyers, Nor Renouncers
False Ego's Folly
Be Sincere and Studious
Remembering Mahaprabhu's Sannyas
Way Out
Latest Events
Memorable Day In Bamunpara
Remembering Mahaprabhu's Sannyas-Lila
Ten Days in Shantipur
Heart-Breaking Decision
Deceitless Dealings
Deficiency in Practice
Increasing Preaching Scope
Distribute Krishna Consciousness!
Offering Bhog on Ekadasi
Sri Jagadish Pandit
Be Strong and Straight
Mission's Sustenance
Learn to Tolerate
Religion of This Age
Know Thyself
Qualification for Chanting Holy Name
Come for Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
Live Sincere Devotional Life
Remembering Guru-Varga
Sacrifice For Preaching
Loving Interactions
A Hole In Surrender
Have a Heart For the Temple
Power of Service
Origin of Bhagavatam (1)
Origin of Bhagavatam (2)
Origin of Bhagavatam (3)
Lacking or Slacking?
Feeling Hungry?
Main Target
Determination and Surrender
Vaishnav Rites
Disciple's Life
Sincere Spiritual Life
Eternal Servants
The Answer Is One
"Give Me These Alms"
Remembering Haridas Thakur
Poverty of Mind
"Come, Dear Mind, Come"
In Search of Hidden Treasure
Know Your Own Identity First
Sambandha Jnana: Launching Pad
Utter Desperation
Path to Qualification
Sincere Devotion
Highest and Rarest
Rivet Yourself to Sadhu-Sanga
Genuine Benefit
Great Gift
Enter the Land of Faith
Unchaste Faith
A Test of Faith
"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
Have You Forgotten?
Morning Shows the Day
Genuine Surrender
In Search of Hidden Treasure
Humility and Dedication
Jnana-Sunya Bhakti
Taking a Stand Against Maya
Be One-Pointed
A Word of Warning
Honouring Hari-Prasad
Exclusive Path
Lord's Messenger
'Managing' Your Life
Internal Purity
Pray To Be One-Pointed
Mahaprabhu's Gift
At Vaishnavs' Mercy
Spiritual Deposit
Lacking Spirituality
About Srila Lochan Das Thakur
Leave Separate Interests
Muddled Minds
"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
Practise Devotion
Land of Religions
Seva Vidya
Conditioned Souls' Inaptitude
Choose Your Association
Lost and Languid Souls
"Make the Teachings • Price of Independence
"Come Back to Your Home"
Fighting Misconceptions
Goloka at Your Home
Ekadasi: Devotional Practice
Stay Connected
Service Outlet
Do Not Waste This Human Life
Do Not Waste This Human Life
Happy Life
Always Practise Devotion
Pure Devotional Life (1)
Pure Devotional Life (2)
Detach and Immerse Yourself
Earn Qualification
Humble Heartfelt Plea
Quality and Qualification
Devotional Depth
Surrender and Practise
Cut Off Material Attachment
Bogus Kirtan—Bogus Devotion
Embracing Controlled Life
Start from Tongue
Self-Deception
Think About Lord
Stay Away from Nonsense
Delay No More
Pastimes of Lord Siva
Mahaprabhu's Order
Chad Kazi: Defeated Again
Listen and Learn
In Search of Real Benefit
Rescue Programme
Eating Up Old Rice
No Other Shelter
Remembering Sri Ekachakra Dham (1)
Remembering Sri Ekachakra Dham (2)
Vaishnavs' Nature
Heartfelt Prayers
Devotional Ingenuity
Devotional Substance
Pure Name Comes from Pure Heart
Remembering Chapahati
Remembering Saranga Murari
Remembering Pastimes
Attachment to Sadhus
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
Jivan Chakravarti's Pastime (1)
Jivan Chakravarti's Pastime (2)
Result of Service Mood
Joining Lord's Pastimes
Sincere Surrender
Deserve, Then Desire
Greatest Wealth, Ornament, and Aspiration
Remembering Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (1)
Remembering Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (2)
The Highest of the Highest
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
This Is Not a Playground
Wrong Worries
Pure Identity
Worshipful Devotion
Meaning of Discipleship
Free Mercy, Exclusive Rights
Path of Devotion
Krishna Conscious Life
Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (1)
Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (2)
Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (3)
Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (4)
Clean Mood
Clear Your Path
Nurture Exclusive Desire
Sri Ekachakra Dham: Our Fortune To Be Here
Forging Your Destiny
Extreme Mercy
About Nityananda Prabhu
Sri Ekachakra Temple
Parental Sacrifice
Full Service Sway
Life in Kirtan
Please Give These Alms
Remembering Glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
Sri Sivananda Sen's Mercy
Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Eccentricity
Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami's Gratitude
Unblemished Nitai
Sri Nityananda's Supreme Mercy
Our Only Wealth and Shelter
Mahaprabhu's Private Order
Nityananda Prabhu's Campaign
Humility and Deep Faith
Save Yourself
Supremely Worshippable Day
Do Not Pass Your Life in Vain
Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness
Meaning of Discipleship
Ask Yourself, "Am I Practising?"
Become Pure
Who Is Nityananda Prabhu?
How and When?
Scattered Heart
Learn the Truth
What Do You Need?
Sri Advaita Prabhu's Nityananda Stuti
Sriman Mahaprabhu's Nityananda Stuti
Approaching Nityananda Prabhu
Know Your Place
Amidst 'Dal' and 'Gal'
Increase Your Fortune
Free Yourself From Deceit
Be Truthful, Pious, and Sincere
Chastity In Preaching
Cry, Pray, and Serve
Service: Labour of Love
Service: Adherence and Attachment
Forging Fortune
Concentrate Your Mind on Nityananda Prabhu's Service
Direct Your Mind to Bhagavatam
Keep Yourself On Track
Are You Getting Off?
Gentle Clean Hearts
Do Not Give Up
False Attachments
Main Festivals
Serve with Faith
Service Duty (1)
Service Duty (2)
Heed My Word
Perverted Tastes and Habits
Snowball of Offences
Path to Indigestion
Memorable Pastimes
Kali Yuga Brahmans
Be Serious
Quality Is Not Cheap
Tie Your Mind
Ask Your Heart
Tired of Struggling?
Proper Worship
Watch the Road
Regulated Life
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"
Be Undefeatable

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
Parikrama Adhvias: Forsake Your Happiness
Parikrama Adhvias: Fixed In Service
Relief of Surrender
Our Eternal Campaign
'May You Always Remain In This Line'
Know the Relationship
Devotional Attachment
Seva Bhumi
Follow Vaishnavs' Example
Live a Sheltered Service Life
At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (1)
At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (2)
At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (3)
At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (4)
At Sri Yogapith (1)
At Sri Yogapith (2)
At Sri Yogapith (3)
At Srivas Angan (1)
At Srivas Angan (2)
At Srivas Angan (3)
At Sri Chaitanya Math
At Sri Jagannath Mandir
At Sridhar Angan (1)
At Sridhar Angan (2)
At Sri Rudradwip
Lost and Wasted
Spiritual Transformation
Dacoit Dharma
Esoteric Pastimes On the Banks of the Ganges
Departure of Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj
Be Serious
Surrender Your Mind
Faith, Devotion, and Love
At Sri Buroraj Siva's Temple
At Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi (1)
At Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi (2)
At Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi (3)
At Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi (4)
Keep Your Lamp Alight
Lord's Impartiality
Jay and Vijay Cursed
Loving Relationship with the Lord
Demons' Plight
Appearance of Prahlad Maharaj
Unperturbed Purity of Prahlad Maharaj
Placid and Undaunted Devotion
Prahlad Maharaj's Prayer
Sri Madhavendra Puripad: One of a Kind
Internal and External Struggles
Defining Disciples' Destiny
Kali-Yuga's Austerities
Wrong Idea
Check Who Is Calling Before Taking the Call
Pitfalls of Deity Worship
Srila Madhavendra Puri's Purity
Prahlad Maharaj's Ideal
Parikrama Schedule
Away with Animal Ambitions
Good Habits
Beware Bogus Life
Breaking Free from Maya's Nest
Remembering Ekadasi Vrata
At Sri Suvarna Bihar
At Sri Surabhi Kunja
At Sri Svananda Sukhada Kunja (1)
At Sri Svananda Sukhada Kunja (2)
At Sri Hari-Hara Ksetra
Remembering Holy Nabadwip Dham
Do Not Shun Service
Meaning of Chastity
Pastime at Gadigachha
Glory of Sri Madhyadwip
At Sri Samudragad
At Sri Champahati
At Sri Vidyanagar (1)
At Sri Vidyanagar (2)
At Sri Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math
At Sri Mamgachi (1)
At Sri Mamgachi (2)
At Sri Mamgachi (3)
At Sri Mamgachi (4)
Association and Chastity
Service Formula
Serve with Loving Care
No Pain, No Gain
Accepting the Rules
Plausible Priority
Guru-Pada-Asraya
Priceless Wealth
Temporal Distortions
Where Chaste Ones Never Tread
Do Not Get Mixed Up
Sri Gaura Purnima Address (1)
Sri Gaura Purnima Address (2)

APRIL
Turning Point In Your Life
Become Attached to Sravan and Kirtan
Remembering Srila Guru Maharaj (1)
Remembering Srila Guru Maharaj (2)
Remembering Srila Guru Maharaj (3)
Remembering Srila Guru Maharaj (4)
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
Perfect Mood Comes From Perfect Practice
Greatest Sadness
Brahman Threads
Me-Eating
Unswerving Vision
Highest Life
Honest Life
'What Is My Service?'
Take Care of Yourself
Sadhus' Fight
Be Exclusive, One-Pointed


 

Mahadvadasi
'Mahadvadasi means two tithis (lunar days) coincide on one day. Ekadasi is auspicious, and mahadvadasi is even more auspicious, that is why we observe it. You can fast more, but if you fast and sleep all day and do not do any service, it is not good.'

      

There is no retirement in a devotee's life. We must do service until death.

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