New Temple in
Tarakeshwar: Construction Progress (18
photographs, 1 Mb)
Photographs of our new temple in Tarakeshwar: since the photographs last
year, the construction has progressed smoothly and steadily. At present three
teams are working at the site, building and decorating the temple.
Sat, 2 April 2016:
"In this material world we always run after beauty, smell, sound, and so on,
but if you see Krishna's beauty, you will forget everything..."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 2 min | 10 March 2016)
Sun, 3 April 2016: (Sri Papa Vimochani Ekadashi)
Birth and Death
(1): Family Bond
"If your relative dies today, what can you do? Nothing. If you have
a strongest faith, then you know 'I have a service to my Guru. If he protects
them, no one can destroy them.' Every time we change our body we always get a
father and a mother, what can you do?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 14 March 2016)
#06(EPUB file, 0.6 Mb)
An ePub file for offline reading on mobile phones and tablets containing the
lectures of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj published
here from January to March 2016. We pray this serves as a source of
guidance, nourishment, and life to all the devotees and well-wishers
Sri Ekadashi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadashi takes an
indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math, Ekadashi and paran are observed with affection and without
fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.
Mon, 4 April 2016: (Sri Ekadasi Paran is 6:54-9:37
Birth and Death
(2): As He Wishes
"I told him, 'Why are you talking like this? You will be OK, do not worry,'
but who will listen to me? The Lord is the proprietor. 'Marabi rakhabi, yo
ichchha tohara: You can kill me, You can protect me, it is up to
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 9 min | 14 March 2016)
Tue, 5 April 2016:
Birth and Death
(3): Games of Maya
"Maya is always testing whether you love me or you love your parents. If I
lose my parents, I will get other parents next birth, but if I lose my Guru,
if I lose Krishna, I will not get them again. You must decide what is
important for you, but my feeling is like this."
Download / listen to the audio (0.8 Mb, 3 min | 14 March 2016)
Wed, 6 April 2016:
Birth and Death
(4): No Fear
"Who can stop the one who has got mercy of Krishna? I did not personally
serve my mother, but Krishna served her. Gurudev told me, 'If you serve
Vaishnavs, Krishna will come and serve you,' and I believe it 200%. If you
want relief from birth, death, disease, and old age problems, you must
practise Krishna consciousness properly."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 14 March 2016)
Thu, 7 April 2016:
Partake in Service
"Gurudev's disappearance festival is very soon, on 18 April (Monday), and we
are inviting everybody to take part in it. A festival means we come to serve.
When somebody hears Hari-katha and gets pleasure serving the Lord, there is
no one as fortunate as them."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 24 March 2016)
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Day
On 18 April, Monday, we are observing the holy disappearance day of our
Divine Master Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj,
and we would like to extend a cordial invitation to all devotees and
well-wishers to kindly join the programme and service activities in the
central Math in Sri Nabadwip Dham, India, or at any of our affiliated centres.
Some of the preparations that are dear to Srila
Gurudev: Rice, mung or chana dal, stir-fried karela, neem begun, sak,
poshta bora, cauliflower pakoras, mixed vegetable subji, paneer rasa,
boiled potato, mango chutney, tomato chutney, achar (pickle), cucumber
salad, paramanna (sweet rice), sandesh, rasagullas, vanilla
Fri, 8 April 2016:
Be on Guard
"We have got an opportunity to serve the lotus feet of Gurudev, but if
somebody leaves their service, it is their loss. Maya is always around you,
and she is always searching for your weak point—she will always try to remove
you from the service."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 24 March 2016)
"এই অতি গূঢ় আমার কীর্ত্তনাদি শুদ্ধভক্তিরূপ জ্ঞান অসূয়াশূন্য তোমাকে বিজ্ঞান
অর্থাৎ আমার সাক্ষাৎ অনুভবের সহিত বলিতেছি, যাহা অবগত হইলে সংসার বা ভক্তির
প্রতিবন্ধক সকল অমঙ্গল হইতে মুক্তি লাভ করিবে ।"
•«Наставления»: выпуск №1 (Файл .ePub для чтения на телефонах, планшетах и в
электронных книгах, содержащий русские переводы лекций, опубликованные на
сайте и изданные первым томом книги «Наставления».)
Real Kirtan, Real
"You are practising, chanting the Holy Name, doing kirtan, but do not
get any pleasure. Why are you not getting pleasure? When you do
kirtan, you must feel so much joy and pleasure, but why do you
not feel it?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 24 March 2016)
Tue, 12 April 2016: (Appearance of Sri Ramanuja
Make the Best of
"Worship Krishna and your house will become Vrindavan, then you will not have
to come again in this mortal world. As you saw, so you reap: you always have
to change the 'dress', but you are not this body, you are a soul. How many
days will we live in this world? What is this body for?"
Download / listen to the audio (4 Mb, 12 min | 24 March 2016)
In honour and memory of Sri Ramanuja Acharya:
and Surrender "Gurudev told the story of Dhanur Das and his wife, Ramanuja Acharya's
disciples, and how they maintained their family life..."
to See the Guru: Chastity "Ramanuja Acharya heard there was a Guru in Alwar (South India). He came
to that Guru and asked, 'You know one mantra that can give liberation.
I want to get this mantra...'"
•Odds and Ends:
Ramanuja Acharya's bed "One time Ramanuja Acharya he went to Tirupati and stayed one month at one
ashram there. He had a good servitor called Govinda who always served
"আমি ব্রহ্ম, পরমাত্মা ও নারায়ণেরও আকরতত্ত্ব অদ্বয়জ্ঞান-স্বরূপ কৃষ্ণ, আমা
হইতেই চিদচিদ্ বিলাসময় বিশ্ব, তচ্চেষ্টা ও উদ্দেশ্য সাধ্য-সাধনময় বেদাদি শাস্ত্র
সমস্তই প্রবর্ত্তিত—এই রহস্য বিচারপর সুমেধগণ ধর্ম্মাধর্ম্ম সমুদয় উল্লঙ্ঘন
পূর্ব্বক রাগভক্তি অবলম্বনে আমার ভজন করিয়া থাকেন ।"
দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্ "O Hari! O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! You have assumed the form of
Ramachandra! All glory to You! During the battle at Lanka You distributed to
all the directions the most pleasing, crowning offering of the ten heads of
Ravan, which were desired by the guardians of the directions."
•"Lord Ramachandra became King
during Treta-yuga, but because of His good government, the age was like
Satya-yuga. Everyone was religious and completely happy." • "He was a saintly king, and
everything in His character was good, untinged by qualities like anger. He
taught good behavior for everyone, especially for householders, in terms of
varnasrama-dharma. Thus He taught the general public by His personal
activities." • "Lord Ramachandra's spotless
name and fame, which vanquish all sinful reactions, are celebrated in all
directions, like the ornamental cloth of the victorious elephant that
conquers all directions." (Srimad Bhagavatam,
The two volumes of Guidance, compiled from the lectures of His
Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, are now
available for purchase all over the world via our online bookstore run at
GaudiyaDarshan.com. May the drops of nectar of pure devotion gathered
therein fulfil your life.
Sun, 17 April 2016: (Sri Kamada Ekadasi)
"Gurudev's disappearance festival means Vaishnav seva. Vaishnav is the
main focus for us. Appearance and disappearance look different, but following
Vaishnavs' vision we think that on these two tithis Gurudev always
takes worships from us."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 16 April 2013)
Mon, 18 April 2016: (Disappearance day of Srila B.S.
Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
A New Sannyasi(4 photographs, 0.3 Mb)
On this holy day His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya
Maharaj gives second initiation to fortunate devotees and confers the
sannyas order on Sripad Bhakti Rasik Sannyasi Maharaj.
Written Statement on Mission's Affairs(Signed 13
A document prepared by Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj to
clarify some of the confusion that has existed within the family of Sri
Chaitanya Saraswat Math regarding Srila Gurudev's vision and directives for
the Mission after his departure. (Internet traffic: Eight scanned pages, 2.5 Mb)
Samadhi Mandir Verses
In honour of the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of His Divine Grace
Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj we humbly
present these pages containing the verses that were selected to adorn the
samadhi-mandir of His Divine Grace. May these pages please and nourish
the Vaishnavs' hearts.
From the archive:
"If you follow your Guru's instruction, if you fulfil his desire, even after
his disappearance, if you always think what will make him happy, then you
will get his association, you will feel joy..."
Download / listen to the audio (5 Mb, 13 min | 22 April 2013)
The Bond with the
"If you have a very strong relationship with the Guru, offences and
undesirable things will gradually go away. If you have some material desire
and do not want to remove it, and instead you want more and more, you will
never get relief from that desire."
Download / listen to the audio (14 Mb, 30 min | July/August 2014)
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?"
Sri Guru Arati |
শ্রীগুরু-আরতি "All glory to the effulgent arati of Srila Gurudev taking place at the
foot of Govardhan for the beneft of the world!"
Tue, 19 April 2016:
"If in this life you think, 'This is my house, I will not leave this house,'
then next birth you will become a lizard. Attachment is a very dangerous
thing. The kind of attachment you have for your family life should come for
your Guru, the Vaishnavs, and Bhagavan."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 4 min | 16 April 2013 & 27 March 2016)
Официальное обращение Ом Вишнупада Шрилы Бхакти Нирмала Ачарьи Махараджа к
преданным с целью прояснения неясностей, которые существуют в семье Шри
Чайтанья Сарасват Матха, касательно видения и указаний Шрилы Гурудева о
будущем Миссии после его ухода.
Wed, 20 April 2016:
"The mind does not know what is the right way and what is the wrong way. We
cannot control our mind, but the Guru, Vaishnavs, Bhagavan can, so the
intelligent men will always take good association and will always leave bad
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 29 July 2013)
Thu, 21 April 2016:
Cut No Slack
"Ego can take everything away—it can remove your service, it can take Krishna
away. We think we have been initiated for many years but still have not
reached our destination, we do not feel so much enthusiasm for service and
begin to slacken. This is very bad for us."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 29 July 2013)
Fri, 22 April 2016:
"Krishna is always waiting for our service, but the main thing that we must
understand is that we must not only say we are disciples of Mahaprabhu—you
will get the result when you follow His instruction, follow His advice."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 2 min | 29 July 2013)
"One time, soon after I joined the temple, I asked Gurudev why we must avoid
the outside food—like, if you go to some restaurant, there is some vegetarian
food, why must we avoid it? And I heard the answer from Gurudev..."
Download / listen to the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 29 July 2013)
Sun, 24 April 2016:
"Enjoyment will never go away from you, but what will go away? Krishna
consciousness—the most important thing. You will never get this
opportunity again. That is why it is necessary to understand what this life
is for, what Krishna consciousness is, and that is why good association is so
Download / listen to the audio (4.5 Mb, 12 min | 29 July 2013)
"হে অর্জ্জুন ! তুমি এই যে নরাকৃতি দ্বিভুজ রূপ দর্শন করিতেছ, আমার এই
সচ্চিদানন্দময় নরমূর্ত্তির দর্শন অত্যন্ত সুদুর্ল্লভ । দেবতারাও এই রূপের নিত্য
দর্শনাভিলাষী । যে ব্যক্তি আমারই সেবাকার্য্যে নিরত, আমিই যাহার পরম আশ্রয়,
আমাতেই ভক্তিযুক্ত, বিষয়ে অনাসক্ত এবং সমস্ত প্রাণীর প্রতি শত্রুভাবশূন্য তিনিই
আমাকে লাভ করেন ।"
Mon, 25 April 2016:
What is it that can give you an extraordinary relief and what is it that you
can relish in this very lifetime? "Our time is always going, our life is
always passing, but you will not get this kind of opportunity again."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 29 July 2013)
Tue, 26 April 2016:
"How many days will you be alive in this world? Even if you are alive for
thirty more years, then you will sleep for fifteen years, and the other
fifteen you have other things to do, and the time is gone. How many days do
we have to do Hari-bhajan? You must count it."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 3 November 2010)
Wed, 27 April 2016: (Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Das
Body, Mind, Soul
Nityananda Prabhu is remembering Pastimes of Mahaprabhu: "He is the master,
protector, and maintainer of the whole world. He is the shinning moon of
Mayapur, dissipating the dark ignorance of the world, He is the source of all
nectar for all of Nabadwip."
Download / listen to the audio (3.4 Mb, 9 min | 3 November 2010)
"I am offering my obeisance to Sri Krishna Das Prabhu, whose form is very
beautiful and auspicious, who always smiles and has a very melodious voice;
who day and night chants the Holy Name in a very beautiful way, bringing
about the nectar of Lord Krishna; who resides in Vraja during the pastimes of
Lord Krishna and in Mayapur during the pastimes of Gaura; and who sports in
devotion with proper renunciation."
Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj was a good kirtaniya and a good
singer, and that Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj would walk from Nabadwip to
Hapaniya and chant Srila Sridhar Maharaj's song..."
(7.6 Mb, 22 min)
"'Time has passed as I have been busy in my material life, and I have got
nothing—only became burdened. What sort of world is this?' In this world
there is no want of food, no want of money, no want of anything except only
(1.8 Mb, 6 min)
Thu, 28 April 2016:
"To do madhukori means like bees that go flower to flower and collect
nectar drop by drop, the sadhus go begging for the service to the
Lord—not for their own pleasure. They collect a handful at a time and give
what they collect for the service to their Guru."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | 16 April 2013)
"যে সকল ভক্ত উক্ত প্রকারে সর্ব্বদা আপনাতে অনন্যভক্তি হইয়া (দ্বিভুজ
শ্যামসুন্দরাকার) আপনাকে উপাসনা করেন, এবং যাহারা নির্ব্বিশেষ ব্রহ্ম ভাবনা
করেন, এই উভয়ের মধ্যে কাহারা শ্রেষ্ঠ যোগবিৎ অর্থাৎ জ্ঞানযোগী ও ভক্তিযোগীর
মধ্যে কে শ্রেষ্ঠ ?"
Remembering the disappearance of Srila Abhiram
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?"
Sat, 30 April 2016:
"You do Vaishnav seva and become proud, 'I am spending money', 'I am
doing this', 'I am doing that'—this kind of mentality can come, but our
mood should be, 'I am not doing anything', 'I cannot do anything.'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 19 December 2010)
'You must give shelter to Radha-Krishna, Gurudev within your heart, and
you can understand how wide you must open your heart to do that. You
must throw your own happiness, your own life into the Ganges for the
benefit of others.'