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Sat, 20 July 2024

Example of Vaishnav Quality
'Such was Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, and such are Vaishnavs of the highest qualification. We do not think about their examples – instead, we think that we have become Vaishnavs. People do not understand these things. I am telling you all this so that you can learn something about how we should serve our guru, Vaishnavs and the Lord.'

 

—{ Teachings to Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan }—

Sanatan-Siksa: "You Are Mine!"
"You will start the service to Krishna in Vrindavan and preach to others what the Vaishnav etiquette is. This is your duty—I am giving you this service. Then Mahaprabhu put His hand on Sanatan's head and blessed him, 'It will all be revealed to you.'"
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Sanatan-Siksa: The All-Attractive Lord
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, Chapter 24: "The amazing qualities of the Lord are such that even the self-satisfied, the great renounced persons are also drawn to the causeless devotion to this wondrous Lord. He is such that anyone's mind can be attracted to Him."
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Fri, 19 July 2024

Highest Vaishnavs and Pseudo Vaishnavs
'One does not become a Vaishnav just by adopting some external insignia. They are always humbler than blades of grass, more tolerant than trees, and they always give honour to others. These are the signs of a Vaishnav. Vaishnavs always try to give honour to others, try to show love and affection to others.'

 

—{ Teachings to Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan }—

Sanatan-Siksa: Hero and Heroine
"Vrajendra Nandan Krishna is the best of heroes, and the best heroine is Radha Thakurani. Hearing about Krishna's qualities, one after another, brings satisfaction to the ears of the devotees."
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Thu, 18 July 2024

Internal and External Mood of Servants
'Do not go to discuss the highest things so much. This is beyond our qualification. We are simple servants. We only serve Nitai-Gaura and offer bhoga to Them. Mahaprabhu can say to this, 'This is external, go further,' but we offer whatever we have to the Deities, take prasad, preach about the Lord. We speak about simple things.'

 

—{ Teachings to Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan }—

Sanatan-Siksa: The Path to the Supreme Goal
"Now hear about the fruit of devotion—prema, the ultimate goal of life. Deep attachment to Krishna grows into what is called love. This prema is the goal of life, the abode of all possible joy and happiness." It all begins with sukriti...
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Wed, 17 July 2024 (Fast on Sri Sayan Ekadasi)

Servant's Stance
'We did not come here to become Vaishnavs – we came here to become servants of Vaishnavs, to serve them. This mood must be there. None of us has come to become a devotee of Krishna – we are only servants of Krishna's devotees. If we can serve His devotees, that is our greatest benefit.'

 


Шри Шридхар Анган
«Почему Шриман Нитьянанда Прабху сказал, что Шридхар Прабху является великим обладателем милости Махапрабху? Вы должны знать о том, кто такой Шридхар Прабху, и вы всегда должны помнить и хранить его настроение в своих сердцах».


 

—{ Teachings to Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan }—

Sanatan-Siksa: Spontaneous Loving Devotion
"Sanatan, I have described the practices of devotion guided by rules and regulations (vaidhi-bhakti) to you, now hear about the signs of devotion guided by spontaneous love and affection (raganuga-bhakti)."
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Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about fasting on ekadasi and accepting material facilities:

"One time, a devotee came here from Vrindavan on the day of ekadasi. He reached in the evening and, after taking bath in the Ganges, attended kirtans, danced, circumambulated the temple and so on. Then, I asked him whether he would take any anukalpa. He replied, 'Generally, I do not take anything, but if you like, then, of course, I must take anukalpa. Your will is greater than my fasting.' That was his decision.

"My Guru Maharaj (Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur) always wanted maximum energy: you should take good food and do good service. That was his maxim. Krishna is not a liquidated party: take full prasadam and do full service. Do maximum service, and you should take whatever is necessary for that. You are to take it for the cause of Krishna, not for your own cause. You are Krishna's, so if you grow weak, His service will be hampered, and both you and Krishna will be losers thereby. 'My soldiers will be well-fed and well-working.' That was our Guru Maharaj's principle. Napoleon said, 'One full-fed soldier is equal to ten half-fed soldiers.'

"So, prasad-seva: if it is service, then it must be taken in a serving mood, of course. But, at the same time, the individual position of a devotee should be taken into consideration. Sahajiyas do not Fast on ekadasi at all: 'Oh, we are in Vrindavan, and there is no fasting in Vrindavan.' But Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Srila Prabhupad did not like that – it is sahajiya (imitation) if you go on feeding your senses in the name of Krishna-bhakti (devotion to the Lord). For the service to Krishna, it is necessary to keep up the body and to provide nourishment to it, so we must take what is necessary for service. We do not like it if by fasting a loss of energy is effected. If fasting does not hamper your service, you may go on fasting – perhaps, your gurudev wanted that...

"For service, I must accept what is necessary to make me physically fit so that I can render more service. So, accepting material things is not objectionable. It is fruitful, not detrimental. Rather, it produces something of a pure character, which helps everyone. This is how a disciple receives and accepts things. At that same time, he may even blame himself, 'I cannot go on with my worldly life without the help of this or that!' He will blame himself, but the underlying spirit must be, 'If I do not take it, I shall be unfit; I will not be able to do my bit of service to the Lord, to my gurudev.'

"Moreover, by taking up renunciation, I will be a loser. I will incur a loss for myself, for the world, and my guru's service will be hampered. In this spirit, devotees are to take everything. For the cause of Krishna, for the cause of their guru, they will accept anything.

"Suppose there is a very miserly karmachari (manager). Because he does not want to spend money, he may not attain a particular result; then, some difficulty comes, and the opportunity is lost. This manager will be held responsible by the proprietor: 'Why did you not spend money? Why are you afraid of spending money from my store? Because of your miserly habit, the opportunity has been lost! Why should you not spend My money for My interest?' So, to render service to Krishna, to my gurudev, to Vaishnavs, to the world, to everyone, I must keep up this mundane body, and I am entitled to take something for that.

"Miserliness is mayavada; it is the renunciation spirit, and it will mar Krishna's interest. What we need is yukta-vairagya: I shall take from the store of Krishna to keep myself fit and to do service. It is Krishna's account, and if I do not do that, I should be a separatist, a mayavadi, a renunciationist. I shall render maximum service to Krishna, and I must take without any hesitation whatever is necessary to make myself fit for the service; otherwise, I shall be punishable."

 

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"No Other Shelter"
"Mahadvadasi"
"Ekadasi and liberation"
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices"
"Yogini Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi: Historical Background"
"Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service"
Ekadasi Struggle?
"Make the Teachings of Sri Guru Non-Different from Your Heart"
Ekadasi: Devotional Practice
Ekadasi Struggle?

 

"You do not need to know the meaning of each ekadasi tithi because if you know it, you will want to get this result, that result, etc."

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

Tue, 16 July 2024

Dasya-Abhiman, not Prapya-Abhiman
'Service and worship must be done sincerely, without deceit, and selflessly, without desires. It is not necessary to want anything from the Lord – you will get whatever is written in your destiny. No matter how hard you work, you will only get as much as it is written in your destiny.'

 

—{ Teachings to Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan }—

Sanatan-Siksa: Sixty-Four Devotional Practices
"Sometimes somebody does only one practice, Ambarish Maharaj and others followed all sixty-four devotional practices, but if you can properly follow at least one of these practices, that is sufficient."
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Today in the calendar: Gaura Dasami. Disappearance of Tridandi-swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj (a disciple of Srila Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad, a sannyas disciple and a dear associate of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj). Departure of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi. Punar Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev (return journey of the Chariots).

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."

"Wake up, look into the calendar and give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs. Always pay obeisance to your Guru and Vaishnavs when you wake up in the morning, always give them 'jay'. Always keep faith and show respect to them. Always see the calendar—whose appearance day it is, whose disappearance day it is. Even if you cannot make a festival, at least you can give them 'jay', it will bring you benefit. When you give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs, it brings you sukriti. For example, today is the disappearance day of a Vaishnav—give 'jay' to him, remember him. We must always remember the words of Vaishnavs. If I remember the words of Vaishnavs, I get some benefit, some deposit through that."


 

In honour of Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj:

Pranam-mantra of Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj, composed by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

দীর্ঘং সৌম্যবপুর্নবারুণবহির্বাসস্ত্রিদণ্ডান্বিতং
দিব্যং শ্রীগুরু-গৌর-কীর্ত্তন-রসানন্দেন মত্তং সদা ।
শ্রীগৌড়ীয়-যতীন্দ্র-ভক্তিকমলং স্নিগ্ধং কৃপাবিগ্রহং
বন্দে শ্রীমধুসূদনং গুরুবরং বেদান্তবিদ্যাম্বুধিম্ ॥

dirgham saumya-vapur navaruna-bahir-vasas tridandanvitam
divyam sri-guru-gaura-kirtan-rasanandena mattam sada
sri-gaudiya-yatindra-bhakti-kamalam snigdham krpa-vigraham
vande sri-madhusudanam guru-varam vedanta-vidyambudhim

"I offer my obeisance unto the great Guru Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. His tall, tranquil form, adorned with a tridanda and garments the colour of the newly risen sun, is the embodiment of mercy. He is an affectionate king amongst the Gaudiya Vaishnava sannyasis, an ocean of Vedantic knowledge, and always rapt with the ecstatic taste of Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga's kirtan."

Godbrothers' Bond
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj tells about the close and reverent relationship that Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj had with his godbrothers, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj, and Srila Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj.
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Invoking Vaishnavs' Mercy
"Today is Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj's appearance day. Wherever he is staying now, whether in Goloka Vrindavan or anywhere else, we are praying to him, 'Wherever you are now, please give us some mercy.'"
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In honour of Sri Krishna Mayi Devi Dasi:

Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers:

"When Krishnamayi Didi's son and son-in-law both died. She was in great distress and came here to take shelter. Her son and myself were both the same age. Krishnamayi Didi saw that Srila Guru Maharaj gave me much affection, therefore she treated me as her son and would always give me much enthusiasm.

"She came from a very high family. Both her father's family and her husband's family were very high brahmanas, but they were smarta and so none of them liked the Vaishnav Temples. Krishnamayi Didi was previously coming here but hiddenly. Because her family were smarta they did not give her permission to come, but she came anyway. Her family knew Srila Guru Maharaj since childhood as Srila Guru Maharaj was their relative and also came from a very prominent smarta brahmana family. Outwardly, therefore, they did not say anything wrong to Krishnamayi Didi but they expressed their objection in many ways. She did not listen to them but told, 'I have a great Guru and I cannot leave his lotus feet.' When her very good son-in-law died she became very distressed and could not remain living in her house. She came to take shelter of Srila Guru Maharaj and offered her house to him. She said to me, 'Please you sell my house.' I eventually was able to sell it for a good price and, according to her wish, gave the money to Srila Guru Maharaj. He made one small single-roomed bungalow for her to live in. It is known as Govinda Dham and is where she now stays.

"The first lady to help Srila Guru Maharaj in the Math was Rama Didi. When she would go to stay with her relatives, Krishnamayi Didi would help to look after Srila Guru Maharaj. It was necessary to cook in a very precise way for Srila Guru Maharaj otherwise he would get a headache. Krishnamayi Didi learnt to cook for him from Rama Didi. We would offer Srila Guru Maharaj her preparations, but after maybe two or three years she herself would take him his prasadam and offer it directly to him. At that time Srila Guru Maharaj could not see very well. One day Krishnamayi Didi was giving something to Srila Guru Maharaj and by chance her finger and Srila Guru Maharaj's finger touched. Immediately she paid her obeisances to Srila Guru Maharaj saying, 'Oh, I have made a great offence!' I was there and saw Srila Guru Maharaj smile a little, thinking, 'She has acted perfectly.'

"Srila Guru Maharaj was becoming old, his pulse and blood pressure were low and his health was deteriorating. And after that incident Krishnamayi Didi became close in the service to Srila Guru Maharaj. So from that first situation where no lady could enter his room we have seen how presently Krishnamayi Didi began rendering service to Srila Guru Maharaj, and later Rama Didi and so many others also came and served him in various ways."

(From Golden Reflections)

Digesting Gurudev's Love
"They cannot understand how much love and affection Gurudev has for them. They think Gurudev loves his disciples but not his godbrothers and godsisters, and that is why they left..."
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Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

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

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where has Advaita Acharya gone? Where are my Svarup, Rupa, Sanatan? Where is my Raghunath? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?"

 

Mon, 15 July 2024

Pursuit-Free Devotion
'You can give up everything in this world, but this subtle desire is impossible to give up. Such thoughts can come one's mind, but Srila Prabhupad says that even all such thoughts must be given up. You must do service with the mood that "I am only a servant, I do not know anything."'

 

—{ Teachings to Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan }—

Sanatan-Siksa: Six Limbs of Surrender
"Acceptance of the favorable, rejection of the unfavorable, the faith that 'He will surely protect me,' embracing the Lord's guardianship, complete dependence on Him, and the perception of one's utter helplessness without Him."
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Sun, 14 July 2024

Higher Conceptions
'Our line is service to devotees. Even when one becomes an acharya and takes disciples, he must not think that the person who taking initiation from him is his disciple. There should be no acharya-abhiman. Always remember this. This is the highest conception.'

 

গুরুদেবের মিশনের পোষণ করা (৮ম শেষ ভাগ | ২৪ এপ্রিল ২০২১)
"আপনারা ভাগ্যবান : এখানে বসেও গুরুদেবের নিত্যসেবা করতে পারছেন । এ সেবা কখনও ছাড়বেন না । এই সেবাটা চালিয়ে যাবেন । কেউ আসতে না পারলে দুটো পয়সা দিয়ে সাহায্য করবেন । যার পয়সা নাই, সে দেহ দিয়ে সেবা করবেন ; যার পয়সা নাই, মন বা হৃদয় দিয়ে সেবা করবেন । যার যেরকম সামর্থ্য, সেই দিয়ে ভগবানের সেবা করতে হয়, গুরুদেবের সেবা করতে হয় । আমি সব চাইতে খুশি হব যদি আপনারা এই গুরুদেবের সেবা করেন, ঠাকুরের সেবা করেন । আপনাদের অনেক বাধাবিপত্তি আসবে, সেগুলা সহ্য করতে হয় ।"

 

—{ Teachings to Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan }—

Sanatan-Siksa: Surrender in Good Association
"Giving up all bad association, giving up adherence to social rules of varnas and asrams, thus ridding yourself of all material possessions (attachment), take exclusive shelter at the lotus feet of Krishna."
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Today in the calendar:
Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."

"Wake up, look into the calendar and give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs. Always pay obeisance to your Guru and Vaishnavs when you wake up in the morning, always give them 'jay'. Always keep faith and show respect to them. Always see the calendar—whose appearance day it is, whose disappearance day it is. Even if you cannot make a festival, at least you can give them 'jay', it will bring you benefit. When you give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs, it brings you sukriti. For example, today is the disappearance day of a Vaishnav—give 'jay' to him, remember him. We must always remember the words of Vaishnavs. If I remember the words of Vaishnavs, I get some benefit, some deposit through that."


 

In honour of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari:

A Miracle and Wealth of Our Mission [Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj]
"Ajita Krishna Brahmachari was an ideal servitor of Srila Guru Maharaj. I am surprised to see his mood of service. I did something, no doubt, but he used ten times more energy for the service of Guru Maharaj! That was his peculiarity. That type of all-rounder brahmachari was the wealth of our mission."

 

The Tireless Servitor [Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
An article written by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in honour of the passing of Sripad Ajita Krishna Prabhu Seva Saurabh. It was first published in Sri Gaudiya Darsan on 19 September 1971.

The Best of All Servitors [Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's tribute to Sripad Ajita Krishna Das Brahmachari Seva Saurabh.

 

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where are the saviours of the fallen souls? Not finding Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all His associates, Narottam Das weeps."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

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

 

Sat, 13 July 2024

Follow without Imitation
'Do not imitate other missions – follow what Srila Prabhupad and Mahaprabhu told. Nityananda Prabhu told everyone to worship Gauranga Mahaprabhu. He did not tell anyone to become devotees of Krishna. We must follow what Nityananda Prabhu told us. Is that not so?'

 

—{ Teachings to Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan }—

Sanatan-Siksa: Power Transmission
"When a devotee surrenders fully and practises Krishna consciousness properly, Krishna gives them whatever virtues or good qualities He has. This is called power transmission."
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Fri, 12 July 2024

Dearth of Hari-katha
'There is no lack of food in the world – the Lord has sent you to this world, and He has also arranged for your food. Even a dog roaming the streets gets food – does anybody have to provide it? It finds food itself and survives anyhow. The only shortage in this world is the shortage of Hari-katha. Until and unless this shortage is fulfilled, all other shortages will never be fulfilled.'

 

—{ Teachings to Sri Sri Rupa-Sanatan }—

Sanatan-Siksa: Full Faith
"Sadhus speak Krishna-katha, speak about Bhagavatam, and if somebody has faith in those talks about the Lord, believes what the sadhus say, then Krishna gives them devotion."
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Sri Upadesh 3
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Sri Upadesh 4
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Sri Puri Dham
Mahatmya-mukta-mala

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Sri Nabadwip Dham
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Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English)
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GUIDANCE 2021 (epub)
(Last update: 7 Apr. '24)

 


 

      

Service: Faith and Surrender
'If somebody has Gurudev's photo, the Deities' photo in their house, they can worship themselves—their house becomes a temple. Even though they cannot come to the temple, they should cook for the Deities and take prasad. Not all devotees may be doing it, but it is necessary.'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 07/2024

VAMAN

21 JULY (SUN). Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu. Beginning of Chaturmasya Vrata.

SRIDHAR

23 JULY (TUE). Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi-swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

26 JULY (FRI). Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

28 JULY (SUN). Krishna Astami. Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.

31 JULY (WED). Krishna Ekadasi. Fast on Kamika Ekadasi.

 

AUGUST 2024

1 AUGUST (THU). Krishna Dvadasi. Ekadasi paran is at 5:09:44–9:31:46.

4 AUGUST (SUN). Amavasya. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Visnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata-sri Sri Srimad Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

8 AUGUST (THU). Gaura Chaturthi. Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj's disappearance.

10 AUGUST (SAT). Gaura Sasthi. Appearance of Om Visnupad Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj.

11 AUGUST (SUN). Gaura Saptami. Departure of Sripad Ananga Mohan Das-Adhikari Prabhu.

13 AUGUST (TUE). Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi-swami Bhakti Prasun Bodhayan Maharaj.

16 AUGUST (FRI). Gaura Ekadasi. Fast on Pavitraropani Ekadasi. Beginning of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda's Jhulan Yatra. Beginning of the month-long Sri Hari Smaran Festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

17 AUGUST (SAT). Gaura Dvadasi. Ekadasi paran is at 5:15:51–5:17:56. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami. Sri Sri Krishna's Pavitraropana Festival (the day when the holy thread is bestowed).

19 AUGUST (MON). Purnima. End of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda's Jhulan Yatra. Appearance of Lord Sri Baladev. Fast until midday.

FULL CALENDAR >>

 


 

Sri Gaudiya Calendar 2024–2025 (pdf)

 


 

THE TEN OFFENCES TO
THE HOLY NAME:
1) Criticise sadhus, Vaishnavs
2) Consider Lord Siva and gods to be independent of Lord Krishna
3) Consider Guru to be an ordinary mortal man
4) Criticise scriptures
5) Interpret the Name with the help of a dictionary, etc.
6) Consider the Name imaginary.
7) Sin and chant to remove the sin.
8) Consider chanting equal to pious activities.
9) Instruct faithless people in chanting; inattentive chanting.
10) Remain attached to things, your body, etc.


 

Chant the Pancha-tattva's name, ask them for mercy, pay obeisance to them—because
they have brought the Holy Name to this abode. Without their mercy we cannot chant.

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