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Sun, 26 June 2022

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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 2 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Mahaprabhu's Teachings (1): No False Renunciation
"A house is not a place for only enjoyment—your house is Krishna's house, Vaishnavs' house, guru-varga's house, your house is meant for the service of the Lord. It is not necessary to show monkey renunciation—you can keep your house, enjoy your life but without material attachment. Be sincere in your heart, practise with heart and soul."
Download / listen to the audio (2.9 Mb, 7 min | 17 May 2020)

 

Sat, 25 June 2022

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.'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 2 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

First Requirement
"Your mind tells you, 'Oh, it is necessary to relax'—do not listen to your mind. Tell yourself, 'I have service, and I must do that service first.' It is necessary to do what is required, and your first requirement is your service."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 10 May 2020)

 

Fri, 24 June 2022 (Sri Yogini Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is at 7:24–9:26 a.m.)

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 6 min | 2 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Krishna's Arrangement
"Krishna is always powerful, Krishna can do anything. Even what is meant to happen may not happen, and what is not mean to happen may happen. It is not necessary to be worried about it. Who will commit suicide, who will leave, who will stay—everything is Krishna's arrangement."
Download / listen to the audio (3.2 Mb, 8 min | 10 May 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Ekadasi. Yogini Ekadasi. Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.

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."

 

 


 

In honour of Sriyukta Rama Devi:

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

"I had the direct association of Srila Guru Maharaj [Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj] for the last forty two years until his disappearance and therefore I know first-hand much about his nature. From my first day here I very fortunately received the affection of Srila Guru Maharaj and he engaged me in his personal service. If he had a headache I would massage him. I would also massage his feet and give nerve massage. At that time no woman, including his sister, Rama Didi, could go inside Srila Guru Maharaj's room.

On my first day at the Math, I saw Rama Didi arrive from her father-in-law's house. From outside Srila Guru Maharaj's door she asked, 'Maharaj how are you? I am Rama offering you my obeisances.' Srila Guru Maharaj then said, 'O, Rama has come!' But Rama Didi could not enter his room. Srila Guru Maharaj asked her, 'O Rama, come and see this boy. What qualities do you see in him? Do you think he can stay here in the Math and maintain his devotional life in our line?' Rama Didi looked into Srila Guru Maharaj's room from outside and replied, 'Oh, this boy appears to be very nice. I think that by your mercy and grace he will be able to stay and maintain his spiritual life.' I can remember that scene: Rama Didi was wearing white cloth and her age at that time was twenty nine."

(From Golden Reflections, chapter 3)


 

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."

 


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.

"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

 

"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)

 

Thu, 23 June 2022

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...'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 2 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Be in Good Association and Be Good Association
"(1) Sometimes, we are staying with some bad association, sometimes we may live together, but we must ignore and avoid such kind of association. (2) It is necessary to be a proper mother—to be a mother like Yasoda, a mother like Sachi Mata, not a mother like Kaikeyi."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 10 May 2020)

 

Wed, 22 June 2022

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 2 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

"May I Always Remain a Disciple"
"Actually, what I am telling is not so easy to practise, but I am also thinking that I must speak about it—if I keep telling about it again and again, then if I listen to it myself all the time, I will be able to practise it properly one day, too."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 10 May 2020)

 

Tue, 21 June 2022

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 8 min | 2 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Six Good Qualities
"You must always make yourself busy with the service of the Lord, with all kinds of devotional activities. When we pray in the Vaishnav song, we ask for six good qualities, and it is necessary to have such qualities."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 10 May 2020)

 

Mon, 20 June 2022

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (4.4 Mb, 11 min | 2 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Undevotional Lifestyle
"If we think that we have these faults, then we must always try to reduce them, we must always try to avoid these faults because these faults slowly, slowly destroy your devotion. It is necessary to control the six urges and it is necessary to remove the six faults."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 10 May 2020)

 

Mon, 20 June 2022

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (4.4 Mb, 11 min | 2 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Devotional Lifestyle
"By the mercy of Gurudev, you get the relationship with the Lord, and if you are a good practitioner, you will take care of your practising life by controlling these six urges. Those who can tolerate these six urges and who take shelter of the Holy Name of Krishna, are always victorious."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 10 May 2020)

 

Sun, 19 June 2022

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (4.3 Mb, 11 min | 1 January 2021 | Bengali & Kirtan)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Life Sacrifice
"Gurudev told me, 'If somebody wants to chant this Holy Name, if somebody wants to join the family of Krishna and wants to spend the rest of their life living a spiritual life, you can give initiation to them.' It is necessary to sacrifice your life for the service of the Lord."
Download / listen to the audio (3.6 Mb, 9 min | 3 May 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

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 Sri Vakresvar Pandit:

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."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 10 January 2021)

"It is said that Vakresvar Pandit was Mahaprabhu's mantra-sisya. We find in Gaura-Krishnodaya, a Sanskrit book written by an Oriyan devotee named Govinda Das that after Mahaprabhu departed, the devotees consulted within them who is to be made the acharya of the Radha Kanta Math where Mahaprabhu lived. They consulted, and Vakreshvar Pandit was selected. He was the first acharya of the Radha Kanta Math."

(Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

"In the Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika (71) it is stated that Vakresvar Pandit is an incarnation of Aniruddha, one of the quadruple expansions of Vishna (Vasudev, Sankarsan, Aniruddha and Pradyumna). On the other hand, it is said that he is an incarnation of Sri Tungavidya gopi and also Sri Sasirekha gopi would enter him. Vakresvar Pandit would please the Lord through his dancing. He could dance wonderfully for seventy-two continuous hours. When Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu played in dramatic performances in the house of Srivas Pandit, Vakresvar Pandit was one of the chief dancers, and he danced continuously for that length of time. Mahaprabhu would also often come to dance at his house in Nabadwip."

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, purport)


 

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."

 

Sat, 18 June 2022

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."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 1 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Affection for Devotees
"Love and affection for devotees increases by serving without offence, by chanting the Holy Name without offence, by practising properly and by not keeping in your heart any bad intention: envy is a disease, pratistha is a very big disease."
Download / listen to the audio (4.8 Mb, 12 min | 3 May 2020)

 

Fri, 17 June 2022

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."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 1 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Everything Has Its Limit
"If you do wrong every day and you know it, it is not good. Mercy has its limit. Gurudev will not say anything, but he can tolerate it for some time, and if you keep on doing wrong every day, then Gurudev's tolerance has its limit. One day seva will run away from you."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 3 May 2020)

 

Thu, 16 June 2022

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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 1 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

No Such Thing As Personal Affairs
"You must be open—you must give everything to your Guru. Keep all your personal things, everything at your Guru's lotus feet. We must realise how we can involve ourselves, involve our own things in the service of the Lord."
Download / listen to the audio (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 3 May 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.

Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu [By Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj]
"Before I saw how he changed having met with Srila Guru Maharaj, I did not understand that it was possible—within one moment, we can come in touch with such a supreme wealth, such a spiritual wealth that we shall feel extremely fortunate."

 

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."


 

 

Wed, 15 June 2022

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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 1 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

How to Increase Surrender
"Saranagati comes when you follow 100% what Gurudev told—you should try to follow 200%, then if your attempt will perhaps turn out less, it will be 100%. Always try to listen to what your Guru says, always think how to fulfil Gurudev's desire."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 3 May 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.

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 Rishabdev Prabhu Das-Adhikari:

Sripad Rishabdev Prabhu: A Miracle Personality
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is remembering the character and disappearance of Sripad Rishabdev Prabhu: "I have seen so many miracles in my life, and Rishabdev Prabhu is also one kind of a miracle personality. If you see what your scriptures say (they show so many rules and regulations) and if you see Rishabdev Prabhu's case, you will not be able to harmonise it."

Sripad Rishabdev Prabhu's Message
"Dive deep, do not be satisfied with the surface understanding. It is necessary for us to go to the core, and this is beyond all visual, mental, and objective understanding... I have no hope, or even necessity, to know Krishna, but if I can serve guru or the servant of the guru, then I feel this is the perfection."
Download/listen to the audio (8.1 Mb, 23 min | 9 June 2019)

VIDEO: Sripad Risabdev Prabhu's Message
Sripad Risabdev Prabhu is speaking a few weeks before his departure on 17 June 2000 sharing his memories of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad and the sum and substance of his practising life in Krishna consciousness.
(~40 Mb | 23 min)

 


In honour of Sri Syamananda Prabhu:

"Srinivas Acharya, Narottam Das Thakur, and Shyamananda Prabhu started for Vrindavan to have the darshan of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Sanatan Goswami, Srila Gopala Bhatta Goswami, Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami and others who were there.

"When they were only a few miles away from Mathura, they heard that Sanatan Goswami had passed away. People were saying that that great Sanatan Goswami who was the prime minister and who had captured all people in the whole of Vrindavan within his heart—that Sanatan had passed away, a great disaster for the country. What to do then? Rupa, Raghunath, Jiva and Gopala Bhatta were still living, so Srinivas, Narottam, and Shyamananda dragged somehow on.

When they reached Mathura, they heard that Srila Rupa Goswami had left the night before that. Sanatana left on an ashari purnima, and Srila Rupa Goswami left after that on next dvadasi. They thought, "What hopeless and cursed souls we are! We have come so near, yet we could not see those two generals of Mahaprabhu!" Mahaprabhu sent two of his generals to Vrindavan to carry out His orders and establish the kingdom of the Gaudiya Vaishnavs there... So, they dragged their bodies to Vrindavan and came to Govinda Mandir. When they reached it, they found that an evening aroti was going on there in a very great splendour. There was a great crowd there—Srila Rupa Goswami had just passed away, so with that feeling of high bereavement, everybody was chanting his name madly. Srinivas, Narottam, and Shyamananda Prabhu were there, but Srinivas Acharya could not stand that sort of sentimental wave—he was standing aside and he fainted. When he regained his consciousness, he saw Srila Jiva Goswami with some of his followers...

In this way, Srinivas Acharya, Narottam Das Thakur, and Shyamananda Prabhu stayed in Vrindavan for one year—Srinivas Acharya took initiation from Gopala Bhatta, Narottam Thakur from Lokanath Goswami, and Shyamananda Prabhu from Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu..."

(Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

"Sri Gauri Das Pandit is one of the twelve cowherd friends of Krishna in Vrindavan. Shyamananda Prabhu was his disciple and followed him in the sakhya-bhav (transcendental mood of friendship with the Lord), however when he later entered the association of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu, who was a follower of Sri Rupa Goswami, he exhibited madhura-bhav (transcendental mood of paramour relationship with the Lord). Shyamananda Prabhu was promoted to the manjari group by the mercy of Lalita Devi. Later, Shyamananda Prabhu went to preach with Srila Narottam Das Thakur and Srila Srinivas Acharya. Srila Narottam Das Thakur preached in Bangladesh, Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu preached in the north, and Srila Shyamananda Prabhu preached in Midnapore. They preached and protected our line, Rupa Goswami's line, the main conception."

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)


 

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?"

 


Guidance Vol 1
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Guidance Vol 2
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Guidance Vol 3
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Guidance Vol 4
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Sri Upadesh 1
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Sri Upadesh 2
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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
Mahatmya-mukta-mala

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Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English)
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Sri Vyasa Puja Offering
'That day, in the heart of Gaura-desh, morning, noon, and evening as if merged and there sounded a stupefying song of flute. On this auspicious day, a ray of light fell from the sky. In the district of brahmans, in the house of a brahman, for the sake of jiva souls there took birth an unprecedentedly beautiful child.'

      

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Serve Gora! Serve Gora! Serve Gora! Brother, there is no Guru in this world other than Gora.”

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 06/2022

24 June (Fri). Krishna Ekadasi. Yogini Ekadasi. Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.

25 June (Sat). Krishna Dvadasi. Paran is at 7:24–9:26.

29 June (Wed). Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit. Disappearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

30 June (Thu). Gaura Pratipad. Gundicha Marjan: cleaning at the Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham, and cleaning of all Temples of the Lord.

 

JULY 2022

1 July (Fri). Gaura Dvitiya. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

4 July (Mon). Gaura Panchami. Hera Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay.

7 July (Thu). Gaura Astami. Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

9 July (Sat). Gaura Dasami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. Disappearance of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return of the Chariots).

10 July (Sun). Gaura Ekadasi. Sayan Ekadasi.

11 July (Mon). Gaura Dvadasi. Paran is at 5:03–7:45.

13 July (Wed). Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu. Beginning of Chaturmasya. Appearance of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj.

15 July (Fri). Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

18 July (Mon). Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

21 July (Thu). Krishna Astami. Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.

24 July (Sun). Krishna Ekadasi. Kamika Ekadasi.

25 July (Mon). Krishna Dvadasi. Paran is 5:07–9:31.

28 July (Thu). Amavasya. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the Founder Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

FULL CALENDAR >>

 


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.


 

Ei-bara karuna kara
'O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one.'
এইবার করুণা কর

 

We cannot do anything ourselves, that is why we always give people to Gurudev.

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