MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

OCTOBER 2016

 

 

Sat, 1 October 2016: (Sri Vyasa Puja of Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav: Morning Programme (0.9 Mb)
Supremely fortunate devotees observe, honour, and celebrate the Divine Appearance Day of Om Visnupad Paramahamsa-kula-chudamani Visva-varenya Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

Guidance, Issue #08 (EPUB file, 0.8 Mb)
An ePub file for offline reading on mobile phones and tablets containing the lectures of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj published here from July to September 2016. We pray this serves as a source of guidance, nourishment, and life to all the devotees and well-wishers worldwide.

 

Sri Vyasa Puja Day: My Only Prayer
"I am very happy to see you all. You are celebrating this festival, but actually for me this day is not a day to take puja from others, but today is the day when I must give puja to all the devotees..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 6 Oct. 2013 | Sri Vyasa Puja day)

 


Download (1.5 Mb)
The two Guidance books (Volume One and Volume Two) of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj that were published last year are now available for download in PDF.
Download (3.6 Mb)

 


Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya | গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া
Samsara-davanala | সংসার-দাবানল
Sri-guru-charana-padma | শ্রীগুরুচরণ-পদ্ম
Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ

 


THIS DAY IN 2014:
How to See the Guru (1): Mercy
Clear guidance on how to understand who the Guru is, and how a sincere disciple should see the Guru: the Guru is not only a mahabhagavata (a great devotee), he is nondifferent from Krishna Himself.
Download the audio (6.4 Mb, 14 min)

How to See the Guru (2): Chastity
The main quality of a sincere disciple explained by several examples: one-pointed attention, rejecting the unfavourable, intense attachment to service and devotees, faith, and careful choice of association.
Download the audio (7 Mb, 15 min)

Sri Guru-Tattva (Bengali class)
"এই মৃত্যুময় ও দুঃখময় পৃথিবীতে অমৃতময় আশা ও আনন্দের দিব্যদূত হলেন শ্রীগুরুদেব । তাপিত, পীড়িত জনগণের জন্য তাঁর আবির্ভাবই সবচেয়ে শুভ ও আনন্দদায়ক ঘটনা । এর তুলনা হতে পারে একমাত্র প্রভাতের শুকতারার সঙ্গে, যা কিনা মরুভূমিতে দিগ্​ভ্রান্ত যাত্রীকেও পথ দেখাতে পারে । শ্রীগুরুদেবের করুণাময় হস্তের কোমল স্পর্শই সমস্ত অশ্রুপ্লাবিত নয়নের অবিরাম অশ্রুকে মুছিয়ে দিতে পারে ।"
Download the audio (24.6 Mb, 54 min)

 

THIS DAY IN 2015:
Morning Bengali class: Download the audio (16.7 Mb, 49 min)
Evening Bengali class: Download the audio (14 Mb, 41 min)

 

Sun, 2 October 2016:
Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav:
Noon Programme
(23 photographs, 1.2 Mb)
Photographs taken during the main programme in honour of the holy appearance festival of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj at Sri Nabadwip Dham. Grand, peaceful, and auspicious.

 

Mon, 3 October 2016:
Admiring the Fortune
"You are far from India, but how much inspiration you have got! In West Bengal, even near Nityananda Prabhu's birth place, there are now some places there where people have never heard about Nitai and Gour. But how fortunate you are!"
Download (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 21 September 2009)

 

Tue, 4 October 2016:
Kaliya-Daman Lila
"Kali-daman lila is actually the only lila that all Vraja basis could see. The boys' mothers said to their sons, 'Tell your friend Krishna that we want to see such lila too.' And Krishna gave them this opportunity—they could see that Kaliya-daman lila..."
Download (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 21 September 2009)

 

Wed, 5 October 2016:
Service Subordination
"We start service by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, by the mercy of Radharani. Without Their mercy we cannot do anything. First you must be a servant of a Vaishnav, then a servant of the Guru, then you will be a servant of the Lord."
Download (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 21 September 2009)

 

Thu, 6 October 2016:
Discriminate and Tolerate
"You must do what is in favour of devotion, and you must reject what is not in favour of devotion. Sometimes, however, we have to digest things. There are times when for the service to the Lord you may not be able to avoid something."
Download (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 21 September 2009)

 

—: INVITATION :—

Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Appearance Day
On Monday, 24 October, we are celebrating the grand holy appearance day of Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and we are humbly inviting all devotees, friends, and well-wishers to join the celebration at the central Math in Sri Nabadwip Dham, India, or at any of our centres worldwide.

সোমবার ২৪ই অক্টোবর পরমকরুণাসাগর শ্রীমৎ নিত্যানন্দনন্দন ভগবান্ শ্রীল বীরচন্দ্র প্রভুর ও তদভিন্নবিগ্রহ শ্রীগুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীশ্রীমদ্ভক্তিরক্ষক শ্রীধর দেবগোস্বমী মহারাজের শুভাবির্ভাব তিথি । এই মহোৎসবে আপনাকে সবিনয়ে সাদর আমন্ত্রণ জানাইতেছি ।

Note: Some preparations that are known to be favourite to His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj include: natural orange juice (with just a little sugar), cholar dahl (split chickpea dal), alu bhaja (deep-fried potato), muri, puri/luchi with alu bhaja, aloo dum, samosa, pineapple chutney, puspanna, gokul pitha, ripe chaunsa mango, posta bora.

 

Fri, 7 October 2016:
Transgressing and Trespassing
"It is an offence if you worship only Gaura without Nitai. Just as it is an offence also if somebody worships Krishna without Radharani. Gaura-Nitai, Krishna-Balaram is sakhya-rasa; and Radha-Krishna and Mahaprabhu is madhura-rasa..."
Download (1 Mb, 3 min | 21 September 2009)

 

Sat, 8 October 2016:
King Prataparudra's Fortune
"At first, to teach us all, Mahaprabhu did not want to meet with King Prataparudra, but later He gave him so much mercy—when Mahaprabhu embraced him, He embraced him so tight that the king could not get out."
Download (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 24 September 2009)

 

Sun, 9 October 2016:
Service: Now or Never
"I asked Gurudev, 'Gurudev, what is the meaning of this sloka?' Gurudev banged his fist on the table and said, 'I am hungry! I WANT ONE CHAPATI—NOW! That is the meaning of the sloka.' I thought to myself, 'What?!' But eventually Gurudev gave an explanation..."
Download (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 24 September 2009)

 

    

Служение: сейчас или никогда
«Я спросил у Гурудева: „Гурудев, что значит эта шлока?“ Гурудев ударил кулаком по столу и сказал: „Я хочу есть! Я ХОЧУ ЧАПАТИ — СЕЙЧАС ЖЕ!“ Я удивился: „Что?!“ В итоге Гурудев объяснил...»

Служение в разлуке
«Если человек следует наставлению Гуру, если исполняет желание своего Гуру, если человек всегда думает о том, как сделать Гуру счастливым, даже после ухода Гуру, то он получит его общение и будет чувствовать радость».

Абхидхейа: главная практика
«Зачем мы занимаемся киртаном? Зачем мы занимаемся служением? Мы должны понимать это, тогда мы обретем счастье через служение».

 

Mon, 10 October 2016:
Addressing Others
"Why will a brahmachari call somebody, 'O mummy! (Mataji)'? Brahmacharis and sannyasis have no relation with this mundane world. All are godsisters, all are godbrothers. This is where we are coming from."
Download (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 24 September 2009)

 

Tue, 11 October 2016:
Come and Try
"You can come and join the programmes, you will get so much happiness. It is not necessary to leave anything, just find some little time. Through good association we can wash our eyes, we can wash our hearts, then we will be able to understand everything."
Download (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 25 September 2009)

 

Wed, 12 October 2016: (Pashankusha Ekadashi)
Questions and Answers
 Who is Krishna?  Why are people afraid to die?  How to see a spirit soul in others?  Is there bad association if everyone is a spirit soul?  What is the value of other religions?  Why is music important for kirtan?
Download (3.7 Mb, 11 min, incl. kirtan | 25 September 2009)

 


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.

"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..."

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Mahaprabhu told everybody how to observe Ekadasi, and our Guru-varga also follow it. We must understand how to follow the Ekadasi day. Why do you leave your food? Not to please yourself, but to please the Lord."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min)

"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"Mahaprabhu told us to follow the Ekadasi vrata and we follow it to please our Guru, to please our Guru-varga, and make Mahaprabhu happy."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min)

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..."

 

Thu, 13 October 2016: (Sri Ekadasi paran is 5:35-9:27 a.m., Vaishnav tirobhav festival)
Raghunath Das Goswami's Path
"We have no qualification to serve the Vaishnavs. If we do not got mercy from Vaishnavs, we cannot get service from the Vaishnavs. That is why we always make Vaishnavs' disappearance festivals and remember such days."
Download (3.7 Mb, 9 min | 8 October 2011)

 


Related to today:

Two Oceans of Pastimes
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking about the glories and pastimes of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami on their disappearance day.
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 9 min | 5 October 2014)

 

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!"

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where is my Raghunath Das, my Raghunath Bhatta, my Krisha Das Kaviraj? Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

 

Fri, 14 October 2016:
Understanding Mercy
"Without Nityananda Prabhu's mercy even Raghunath Das Goswami could not reach Mahaprabhu. Nityananda Prabhu gave mercy with His legs, but ordinary people cannot understand His mercy."
Download (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 23 September 2009)

 

Sat, 15 October 2016:
Highest Designation
"We do not want to be a master, we do not want to be a Guru—we want to be a servant of the servant. This is the most important thing in our spiritual life. If we can become a servant of a Vaishnav, that is the highest, that is the best qualification..."
Download (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 8 October 2011)

 

Sun, 16 October 2016:
Raghunath Das Goswami's Pastimes: Nectar of Devotion
"In Mahaprabhu's time, and even after that, everybody wanted to be a servant. Das Goswami Prabhu, Jiva Goswami Prabhu, and others, were all servants. If you hear about Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's pastimes you will get nectar."
Download (1.8 Mb, 4 min | 8 October 2011)

Initiation of Srila Murari Gupta:
"One day, his Gurudev thought, 'I will give initiation to whoever I first see tomorrow.' The next morning, he saw a dead body floating in the Ganges. He gave Harinam maha-mantra to that body and the devotee came back to life. This is who we now know as Murari Gupta."

—Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj

 

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!"

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where is my Raghunath Das, my Raghunath Bhatta, my Krisha Das Kaviraj? Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

 

Mon, 17 October 2016:
Humble and Chaste Service
"Wherever they are living now, we only want them to allow us to serve their associates, associates of our Gurudev, and our Guru. We do not want to enter their party, but we only want their service as a dog..."
Download (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 8 October 2011)

Sri Vaishnav Seva at Sri Puri Dham (9 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj graces the devotees of Sri Puri Dham with his divine presence and Hari-katha, among many services and activities holding a Vaishnav seva festival.

 

Tue, 18 October 2016:
Clear Vision
"One day, Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur was with two devotees on both his sides. Suddenly he noticed that the devotees were holding their noses, so he asked them, 'What has happened?'..."
Download (1 Mb, 2 min | 25 September 2009)

 

Wed, 19 October 2016:
At Sri Puri Dham (6 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
A few photographs of His Divine Grace Om Vishupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visiting Sri Siddha-bakul, samadhi-mandir of Srila Haridas Thakur, Sri Tota Gopinath Temple, and Gambhira, accompanied by Sripad Keshto Prabhu (the manager of our Puri Temple).

 

Thu, 20 October 2016: (Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur)
Srila Narottam Das Thakur: Bona Fide Benefactor
"Who will you call a Guru? A Guru is not someone whose profession is to make disciples, who only takes your money. The Guru gives a conception, gives some wealth, property, with which you can go to your real home..."
Download (2.7 Mb, 6 min | 4 November 2012)

 


Narottam Das Thakur: Our Guru, Our Protector, Our Shelter
"Narottam Das Thakur is our Guru-varga. If you think how much he tried to preach, you will wonder, 'How is it possible?' You can understand how much he preached and how he protected our line if you think about his songs."
Download (3.1 Mb, 9 min | 4 November 2012)

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!"

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where is my Raghunath Das, my Raghunath Bhatta, my Krisha Das Kaviraj? Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

 

Fri, 21 October 2016:
"Whom Shall I Rescue?"
"Nityananda Prabhu told, 'You know, in that area there are two drunkards, Jagai and Madhai. We must go there first and tell them to chant Hare Krishna, then everybody will think, 'Oh, Jagai and Madhai are chanting!" and they will get some encouragement..."
Download (1.4 Mb, 3 min | 25 September 2009)

 

Sripad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj (by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
"Srila Jajavar Maharaj joined the Gaudiya Mission of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur at a very young age. He could sing nicely, and he looked very simple—there was not a shadow of inauspiciousness in his body..."
Download the audio (8.4 Mb, 25 min)

 

Sat, 22 October 2016:
Preaching and Practising Foundation
"The main thing necessary in Kali-yuga is preaching, but before preaching you must have a good and solid foundation. You must learn first from a high, bona fide Guru, from a bona fide devotee..."
Download (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 23 September 2009)

 

Sun, 23 October 2016: (Sannyas Day of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Son of Lord Siva
"When Srila Param Guru Maharaj was a young boy, he worshipped Siva, and our Guru Maharaj, Om Vishnupad Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, was a son of Siva. That is why we are making a Siva temple on the bank of Govinda Kunda—for their happiness."
Download (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 11 August 2002)

 


In honour of Sri Radha Kunda:

Dear and Dearmost
"Krishna said to Radharani, 'OK, so Your kunda is better, and My kunda is all poison, but if we mix some of the water from Your kunda into My kunda, then the kunda will be purified!'"
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 13 August 2009)

 


In honour of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's sannyas day:

~ Pranam-mantra ~

gurvvabhista-supurakam guru-ganair asisa-sambhusitam
chintyachintya-samasta-veda-nipunam sri-rupa-panthanugam
govindabhidham ujjvalam vara-tanum bhakty anvitam-sundaram
vande visva-gurun cha divya-bhagavat-premno hi bija-pradam

"I offer my obeisance unto he who perfectly fulfils his Gurudev's most cherished desires; who is fully adorned with the blessings of his Gurudev’s associates; who is expert in all aspects of Vedic knowledge, both conceivable and inconceivable; who is the pre-eminent follower of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's line; who is known as 'Govinda'—Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj; whose beautiful, effulgent, exalted form is infused with pure devotion; who is the Guru of the entire universe; and who is the giver of the seed of divine love for the Supreme Lord."

{ Book Shelf }
An extensive selection of books, articles and poetry by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj available for online reading and download, as well as purchase from any of our temples worldwide.

Biography of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
A glorification article that sprang forth from the interpretation of the Pranam-mantra of His Divine Grace and was originally published as an Appendix to the Revealed Truth.

 

Sannyas Day (20 photographs, 2.3 Mb)
Archive photographs taken on 6 November 1985, on the day Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj accepted the sannyas order from His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

 

Jaya jaya gurudever | জয় জয় গুরুদেবের
"All glory to the effulgent arati of Srila Gurudev taking place at the foot of Govardhan for the beneft of the world! All glory to the mine of joy, Sri Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami, who is the crown-jewel of Gurus!"

 

Mon, 24 October 2016: (Appearance Day of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
~ Pranam-mantra ~

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

"I offer my obeisance unto my lord, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, whose speech is most pleasing; whose divine form is adorned with garments the colour of the newly-risen sun; who is an abode of intense, ecstatic devotion; who is the sadhus' sole choice; who is an ocean of renunciation and knowledge; who is a treasure-house of perfect conclusions; who is resplendent with pure devotion; who is the best of Srila Saraswati Thakur's followers; who is the giver of all good; who is the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis; and who is my sole shelter."

 

Sri Vyasa Puja Festival: Adhivas (4 photographs, 0.3 Mb)
Fortunate souls assemble at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham to honour and observe the holy appearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in the shade of the lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the present-day holder of Srila Guru Maharaj's chair.

 

Sri Vyasa Puja Festival: Class & Prasad Seva (11 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
In the holy association of the Vaishnavs, devotees, friends, and well-wishers, our Math is celebrating the grand appearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in a programme led by Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 


The Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came in this world to rescue us, and he created our Guru—by his grace we have got shelter of our bona fide Guru. So, we must worship his lotus feet."
Download the audio (7.6 Mb, 22 min)

{ Book Shelf }
An extensive selection of books, articles and poetry by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj available for online reading and download, as well as purchase from any of our temples worldwide.

Biography of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila Guru Maharaj's extensive recollections of his childhood and youth, as well as the coming to the lotus feet of his Gurudev and later on starting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 

Photo Album: (35 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
A collection of selected photographs of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now added to the archive of photographs. (Part 1)

 

 


SONG: Jaya Guru Maharaja | জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’ যতিরাজেশ্বর
"All glory to Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami, the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis! You revealed your Pastimes in this world as the saviour of the fallen and delivered the sinful and unfortunate souls."

SONG: Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
"Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is the embodiment of perfect siddhanta and the ultimate refuge for the sadhus who follow Sri Rupa..."

 

Tue, 25 October 2016:
Goshala Construction Progress
A few photographs taken at the site of the new goshala that is being built at Sri Nabadwip Dham to house the Math cows during the monsoon rains.

 

 

Wed, 26 October 2016: (Sri Rama Ekadasi)
Cutting No Return Ticket
"It is necessary to have such strong faith and chastity: no matter what problem can come in our life but we will not leave Krishna consciousness."
Download (2 Mb, 5 min | 23 September 2009)

 


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.

"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..."

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Mahaprabhu told everybody how to observe Ekadasi, and our Guru-varga also follow it. We must understand how to follow the Ekadasi day. Why do you leave your food? Not to please yourself, but to please the Lord."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min)

"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"Mahaprabhu told us to follow the Ekadasi vrata and we follow it to please our Guru, to please our Guru-varga, and make Mahaprabhu happy."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min)

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..."

 

Thu, 27 October 2016:
Gupta Govardhan
Knowing that Goloka is above Vaikuntha, what is the position of Nabadwip in relation to Vaikuntha? Knowing that Goloka Vrindavan is the highest plane, what is the position of Nabadwip?
Download (1 Mb, 3 min | 23 September 2009)

 

Fri, 28 October 2016:
Pious Practice
"It is necessary to clean our hearts—Bhakti Devi will not come to a dirty place. Tulasi Devi has so much devotion and every day we pray to her—Bhakti Devi, Tulasi Devi—only for devotion. In every house, we must keep Tulasi—she is the proprietor of your house."
Download (1 Mb, 3 min | 25 September 2009)

 

Sat, 29 October 2016:
When Will That Day Come?
"When will that day come in my life when my offences are removed and I get the taste for the Holy Name? When will I be able to give honour even to the dogs? When will I be able to leave my material attachment? When will I forget my own happiness and distribute the Holy Name, give some benefit to others? When?!"
Download (3.4 Mb, 12 min | 25 September 2009)

 

Sun, 30 October 2016: (Dipavali)
Mercy vs Sukriti
"Mercy means kri-pa—you must do something, then you will get something. What should you do? Service to the Lord. And sukriti? 'His things for His service.' Everything is His property, not mine, so using His property for His service is called sukriti."
Download (1 Mb, 3 min | 25 September 2009)

 

Mon, 31 October 2016: (Sri Govardhan Puja)
Go-Astami
"Feed the cows, give some garland to the cows, give some sweets to the cows. When Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj got some pranami, he would buy sweets and give them to the cows..."
Download (1 Mb, 2 min | 14 November 2010)

Lord Of the Cows [from the Loving Search For the Lost Servant]
"The Govardhana-sila represents Krsna as the master and keeper of cows. Within Govardhana is that mild and soft conception of God the Beautiful. We beg for His mercy, His affection, and His gracious glance upon us. That may save us from the negative influence of this material environment."

 


This day in 2014:

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj speaking in English and Bengali about the Govardhan Pastime of Lord Sri Krishna.
Listen online: Download (11 Mb, ~23 min | 14 November 2012)

Sri Govardhan Puja (Year 2014)
A joyful festival celebrating Lord Krishna lifting Sri Govardhan Hill and a parikrama to the holy places around Sri Govardhan. Day two of the annual Kartik Pilgrimage.

 

Sri Govardhan Parikrama: Day Two (Year 2014)
The Kartik Pilgrimage continues: the second part of the Parikrama around the holy places at Sri Govardhan. Among the numerous visited places on this day are Sri Uddhav Kunda, Sri Radha Kunda, Sri Kusum Sarovar.

 


This day in 2015:

Defeating the Pride
A Bengali class of His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj:
• Mahaprabhu defeating Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, Digvijayi Pandit, tricking thieves, teaching Prakasananda Saraswati a lesson • Bali Maharaj's surrender • teaching Indra a lesson (Govardhan Pastime) • strong faith in Deity service (Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Raghunandan Thakur) • rare and valuable life.
Download the audio (33.2 Mb, 97 min)

Sri Govardhan Puja (15 photographs, 1.1 Mb)
In the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees celebrate Sri Govardhan Puja and worship the cows at Sri Gupta Govardhan temple at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat, Sri Nabadwip Dham. (Photographs taken this morning)

 

Sri Govardhan Puja class (Archive video, Bengali)
An archive video recording of Sri Govardhan Puja day celebrated at Srila Sridhar Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan Dham, in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj.

 

 


SONG: Radha-kunda-tata | করাধাকুণ্ডতট
"The grove-dwelling on the banks of Radha-kunda, Govardhan Hill, the banks of the Yamuna River. I can never leave all these things so dear to me, without them I know I'll surely die."

SONG: Dasa-avatara-stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
"I offer my obeisance unto Sri Krsna, who assumes ten forms and rescues the Vedas, upholds Mandara Mountain, uplifts the earth, rips apart demons, deceives Bali Maharaj, kills the ksatriyas, conquers Ravan, carries a plough, shows compassion, and annihilates the wicked."

SONG: Damodarastakam | শ্রীশ্রীদামোদরাষ্টকম্
"To the Supreme Lord, whose form is the embodiment of eternal existence, knowledge, and bliss, whose shark-shaped earrings are swinging to and fro, who is beautifully shining in the divine realm of Gokula, who [due to the offence of breaking the pot of yogurt that his mother was churning into butter and then stealing the butter that was kept hanging from a swing] is quickly running from the wooden grinding mortar in fear of Mother Yasoda, but who has been caught from behind by her who ran after Him with greater speed—to that Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I offer my humble obeisances."

 

 

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Keep Your Heart Close to Your Guru
'To get mercy it is not necessary to be physically close to the Guru or come physically to the Guru. If your heart is with your Guru, if your heart is close to your Guru, that is sufficient. Always fulfil Gurudev's desire.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Brother, single-mindedly serve the son of Sachi. Then you will give up your pride in your caste and class.”

I always feel indebted to everyone—you are all doing so much service... Sometimes I chastise, sometimes even give a slap, but when I die, you will understand why I do it.

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