MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

DECEMBER 2016

 

Thu, 1 December 2016:
Monkey's Life
"Brahmacharis live in a temple, but sometimes because of the illusory environment or their bad karma, or because they do not practise properly, they leave the temple and go to family life, and I can tell you what kind of 'happiness' they get in family life."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 31 May 2013)

 

Fri, 2 December 2016:
Our Plight and Path
"We become blind by getting some material things and cannot see which way is good, which way is bad, but if by some sukriti we can find a sadhu, the sadhu can break that bondage of the illusory environment, then we will get the nirmal dham."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 31 May 2013)

 

Sat, 3 December 2016:
Ignorance Is Bliss?
"We do not want to learn, we do not want to follow our Guru. If we actually wanted to follow Gurudev's instruction, Mahaprabhu's instruction, we could easily get the result. There is one story about two very naughty brothers, Lalu and Kalu..."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 31 May 2013)

 

Sun, 4 December 2016:
বামনদেবের কথা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"দৈত্যরাজ ছিল বলি মহারাজ । সে বলি মহারাজ দেখতে পারলেন যে, সব অসুররা পরাজিত হচ্ছে, সবাই মরে যাচ্ছে আর উনি ভাবলেন, 'আমাকে বিরাট যজ্ঞ করতে হবে ।' এদিকে স্বর্গে অদিতি চিন্তা করলেন, 'হে প্রভু ! তোমার ইচ্ছায় এ সব হচ্ছে, তুমি একটু ব্যবস্থা করে দাও—আবির্ভুত হও !' আর সে অদিতির গর্ভেই ভগবান বামন-রূপে আবির্ভুত হলেন..."

 

Mon, 5 December 2016: (Anniversary Festival in Sri Puri Dham Temple)
Possessiveness or Chastity?
"'It is my service,' 'It is his service,' 'It is my things,' 'It is your things.' When such mentality comes to us, it is foolishness, it is ignorance. We must understand clearly that it is not like this."
Download the audio (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 31 May 2013)

SONG: Jaya guru maharaja karuna-sagara | জয় গুরু মহারাজ করুণাসাগর
Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya arati: "Glory to Guru Maharaj, Sri Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, an ocean of mercy. He manifested the effulgent service of Nitai Chaitanyadev in Nilachal for the benefit of the entire world."

SONG: Parama karuna | পরম করুণ
"Nitai and Gaurachandra are the two most merciful Lords. They are the best, the crest-jewels, of all Avatars and the only source of joy."

 

Sri Puri Dham: Page 1 | Page 2
Darshan of Sri Sri Nitai Chaitanyadev and Their Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Sri Puri Dham (photographs taken and posted in 2015 at the time of Sri Puri Dham pilgrimage).

 

 

Distributors of Mercy
"Today is the appearance day of Nitai Gaurachandra in Puri. Actually, you know that Deities always come through devotees—the Lord takes the hand of His devotee and comes in the form of a Deity..."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 11 December 2010)

 

 

Tue, 6 December 2016:
No Pain, No Gain
"...Suddenly, the jar began to speak, 'Hey! Where are you going? I know you are getting some austerity, you are very disturbed because your Guru is giving you so much service, but you listen to my story first.'"
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 31 May 2013)

 

Wed, 7 December 2016:
Guru-World: Apply Judgement
There are many kinds of guru in this world. Who is a Guru? There are many religions in this world. What is a religion? If you apply some judgement you can understand what is real.
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 31 May 2013)

 

Thu, 8 December 2016:
Power of Sankirtan
"Through the sound vibration of Hare Krishna maha-mantra all kinds of misconceptions, bad things go away. If you can use your energy for preaching purpose, it will be beneficial for us and beneficial for everybody also. We must do something for these poor people..."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 21 November 2010)

 


In honour of Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj:

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.
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 19 September 2009)

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.'"
Download the audio (4.1 Mb, 13 min | 15 December 2010)

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর বৈষ্ণব গোসাঞি
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. If anyone comes to you, their sins go away. Where can such a merciful master be found?"

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 at the name of Vaishnavs."

 

Fri, 9 December 2016:
Real Service Mood
"Whether the Deity is small or big, it does not matter. Mahaprabhu gave a Govardhan sila to Das Goswami Prabhu—it is a very small sila, but when he served it, he could see the pastimes of Radha-Krishna. It depends on the service mood."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 21 November 2010)

 

Sat, 10 December 2016: (Sri Moksada Ekadashi)
Shameless Life—Shameful Future
"Now we have got this human body, but if we do not use it properly—if we do not use it for the service of our Guru—then we will have to go there again. There is no doubt. If you do not use your energy in the proper way, then one day you will find you have no energy left."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 21 November 2010)

 


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..."

 

Sun, 11 December 2016: (Sri Ekadasi paran is 6:11-9:43 a.m.)
Entering Service Life
"I think that you are a sincere seeker, Gurudev and Krishna sent you here through a good great devotee, and I am here to serve you. That is my duty. Gurudev gave me this duty to serve you..."
Download the audio (5.4 Mb, 16 min | 11 December 2010)

 


Note: Some of the preparations known to be favourite to His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: Rice, mung or chana dal, stir-fried karela, sak, posto bora, aloo siddho (boiled potato, mashed with chilli and salt), cauliflower pakoras, singara (samosa), mixed vegetable subji, paneer rasa, boiled potato, tomato chutney, achar (pickle), avocado salad (with a little salt and olive oil), cucumber salad, mango, paramanna (sweet rice), rasagullas, sandesh, a cake, vanilla ice-cream.

 

Mon, 12 December 2016:
Sri Guru: Merciful Shelter (Translated from Bengali, spoken on 11 December 2011)
"We got this human body, but we did not do what a human should be doing. We were spending our life busy with eating, sleeping, mating, defending (dogs, goats, cats, sheep, etc. do all this and we did the same), but our Gurudev has brought us to this path..."

 

Tue, 13 December 2016:
Practise Carefully (Translated from Bengali, spoken on 11 December 2011)
"That is why we have fallen into the illusory environment—we forget the Lord, we forget the real thing and run here and there... Remember this. It is my prayer to you all—you have all had darshan of Gurudev, but now it is necessary to practise."

 

Wed, 14 December 2016: (Sri Vyasa Puja Adhivas Festival)
Practise. Serve. Believe. (Translated from Bengali, spoken on 11 December 2011)
"You have come here to serve the Lord and you have come to a real, bona fide Guru. This is your Math, you have received so much blessing from Gurudev. You must think that this Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is a ship, and the captain of this ship is Gurudev. If we can stay on this ship, we can reach the place that this ship is taking us to."

Vyasa Puja Adhivas (Year 2011) (Bengali class, audio)
His Divine Grace Jagad Guru Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is speaking to the supremely fortunate assembly in the morning on the day before the holy appearance of Jagad Guru Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. (Most of this class has been translated within the past three posts.)
Download the audio (13.9 Mb, 41 min | 11 December 2011)

Love for Guru: Service and Commitment
"We are always busy with our own interest, with our own enjoyment, but we must understand: who do we love more, our Guru or ourselves? We must realise it for ourselves in our heart. If we love our Guru more, then we must serve more—we must give more time for our Guru."
Download the audio (4 Mb, 11 min | 7 December 2014)

 

Thu, 15 December 2016: (Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav)

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."

 

Sri Vyasa Puja Adhivas Maha-Mahotsav
Several photographs taken yesterday at the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj during the morning class and initiations.
(8 photographs, 0.6 Mb | 14 December 2016)

 

Sri Vyasa Puja, 2011: Morning Kirtans
• Vandana • Krsna haite chatur-mukha • Samsara davanala-lidha-loka • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu jive daya kari' • Bhaja re bhaja re amara • Thakura vaisnava gana • Nitai-guna-mani amara • Emona durmati.
Download the audio (3.7 Mb, 43 min | 12 December 2011)

LIBRARY: Affectionate Guidance
"If you take that path, you have no fear from anywhere. Just run—whether your eyes are open or closed it doesn't make any difference, you won't fall down. We cannot guess from here how much joy and ecstasy is there, how much happiness and enjoyment."
Printed in March 2004, this book is an extensive compilation of lectures and discourses of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. The book is now added to the website Library for online reading and download.

 


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."
Download the audio (3.7 Mb, 11 min | 11 December 2011)

Sri Guru's Order
"Wherever you live, you can practise your spiritual life. The main thing is to follow the order of your Guru. When you receive an order from Gurudev, that becomes your duty. Our Rupanuga-sampradaya Guru, he came from the transcendental abode, but when he was here we could not understand that..."
Download the audio (5.3 Mb, 16 min | 23 December 2013)

Service: Proof of Love
"Every year we make this festival together, and we must promise on this day: Gurudev is giving us life for one more year, and for one more year we will engage ourselves in service to our Guru."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 10 min | 6 December 2014)

Gurudev: His Example and Teachings
"Gurudev conquered the whole world with his love and affection. Many people throughout the world do not know English language or cannot fully understand it, but they could understand Gurudev through their heart."
Download the audio (5.2 Mb, 15 min | 8 December 2014)

Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in 2015
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is addressing the assembled Vaishnavs on the appearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj (Bengali classes):
Adhivas: Download the audio (32.4 Mb, 95 min)
Morning: Download the audio (19.4 Mb, 57 min)
Noon: Download the audio (19.3 Mb, 57 min)
Evening: Download the audio (19.6 Mb, 57 min)

 


SONG: 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!"

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

 

Fri, 16 December 2016:
Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav
Supremely fortunate devotees are celebrating the holy appearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in the shade of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
(60 photographs, 3.6 Mb | 15 December 2016)

 

Sat, 17 December 2016: (Disappearance of Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur)
Srila Prabhupad's Glory (1)
"Acharya-vandana: If you can realise the meaning this song, you can get all glorification of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam: We sing it but we do not realise its meaning because if we realised its meaning, we would get taste singing it. We must sing it every day and be conscious of it."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 25 December 2010)

 

Sri Sri Dayita Dasa Dasakam (Text and Audio)
A poem composed by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj after the disappearance of his Divine Master Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad: "O Dina-nayana, wherever that great soul may be, please quickly take this servitor there."

SONG: Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam | সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং
"I hold on my head the dust of his tremendous, wondrously purifying feet and eternally offer my obeisance to them."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where has Advaita Acharya, the Lord who mercifully brought the wealth of divine love to this world, gone?"

 

Sun, 18 December 2016:
Irreparable Loss
"We can pray, 'Wherever you are staying now, please shower your mercy upon us so we can be servants of the servants of your lotus feet, and so that we may not leave this line of devotion. Please, do not reject me. You can make me your foot dust...'"
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 25 December 2010)

SONG: Jayare jayare jaya paramahamsa | জয়রে জয়রে জয় পরমহংস
"Glory, glory, glory to Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur, this great swan-like perfect personality, abode of highest mercy, who is the path and refuge for the low and miserable who have no refuge!"

 

Mon, 19 December 2016:
Srila Prabhupad's Glory (2)
"Mahaprabhu predicted this, and Prabhupad fulfilled it through Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila Gurudev. Now, in every village, all day, all night there is Hari-katha and kirtan going on."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | 25 December 2010)

 

Tue, 20 December 2016:
Srila Prabhupad's Glory (3): Current of Pure Devotion
"Nobody can give what he gave to the world. He is the holder of suddha-bhakti-mandakini, holy Mandakini River of pure devotion (the very source current of pure devotion) and he brings its flow into the world."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 25 December 2010)

 

Wed, 21 December 2016:
Guru Consciousness, Service Consciousness
"If Maya Devi gives us her mercy and removes this illusory net, then we will be able to see the transcendental dham. You must go to a good doctor, otherwise you need an operation on your left leg and if you go to a wrong doctor, he will operate your right leg."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 25 December 2010)

 

Thu, 22 December 2016:
Engage in Service, Not Maya
"One day my time will finish, but I have not been able to do anything for the Lord! I am sent here for His service, but I could not do anything for Him... Anyhow, by hook or by crook, we must engage ourselves in service of the Lord."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 21 November 2010)

 

Fri, 23 December 2016:
Raghunath Das Goswami's Miracle
"Sometimes I think how merciful Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu are. It is a very big miracle how Raghunath Das Goswami came to Mahaprabhu's lotus feet. It is very miraculous and amazing."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 21 September 2009)

 

Sat, 24 December 2016:
Darshan of Sri Ekachakra Temple
His Divine Grace Jagad Guru Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits the holy land of Sri Ekachakra Dham, nourishing and checking on the devotees' service.
(14 photographs, 1 Mb | 23 December 2016)

 

Mahadvadasi
"Mahadvadasi means two tithis (lunar days) coincide on one day. Ekadasi is auspicious, and mahadvadasi is even more auspicious, that is why we observe it. You can fast more, but if you fast and sleep all day and do not do any service, it is not good."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 15 July 2012)

 

Sun, 25 December 2016: (Sri Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi, fast. Tomorrow paran is at 6:21-6:29 a.m.)
Nityananda Prabhu's Land and Mercy
"Nityananda Prabhu's place is a very nice place, I like it very much and do not want to go from there. Go corner to corner, invite everybody, 'Please come to Gaura Purnima, please come to the festival at Nityananda Prabhu's birthplace.'"
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 30 December 2010)

 

— · Sri Dham Parikrama Invitation · —
gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami
pranayi-bhakata-sange
"In the company of loving devotees, I shall behold all the places my Gaurasundar roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."

Sri Ekachakra Dham 7-11 February 2017
Sri Nabadwip Dham 5-14 March 2017

Dear respected Devotees, Friends and Well-Wishers,
On behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the Sevaite-President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we are bowing down at your holy feet and extending an invitation to join our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math during the annual festivals at Sri Ekachakra Dham and Sri Nabadwip Dham and participate in the parikramas, kirtans, lectures, prasad seva, and many other activities conducive to pure devotion. We shall feel blessed to have your association during this time.

Sri Ekachakra Dham
Sree Chaitanya Saraswata
Krishnanushilana Sangha,
Garbhabas, Birchandrapur, Birbhum,
West Bengal, PIN 731245
Phone: +91 9836051708
Sri Nabadwip Dham
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Road,
Kolerganj, West Bengal, Pin 741302
Phone: +91 9775178546
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 


Please remember:

Proceed and Increase
"I am inviting all devotees to come to Nabadwip to see any festival or for the Gaura Purnima festival. Come as soon as possible; as much as it is in my power, as much as I can help anyone, I will try. Please come to Nabadwip."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 17 June 2001)

Nityananda Prabhu's Land and Mercy
"Nityananda Prabhu's place is a very nice place, I like it very much and do not want to go from there. Go corner to corner, invite everybody, 'Please come to Gaura Purnima, please come to the festival at Nityananda Prabhu's birthplace.'"
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 30 December 2010)

Practise. Serve. Believe.
"Come. Come for Gaura Purnima, come for the parikrama of Virachandrapur in February. Mahaprabhu went there, Nityananda Prabhu came there to take the darshan of Mahaprabhu, and His mercy is unlimited. When you do parikrama of the Holy Dham, your parikrama of the material world comes to an end, you will not have to come back." (11 December 2011)

Knock, Knock! (Ahvana Poem)
"Who is your friend? Your friend has come to your house as a beggar and prays to you, 'Please chant the Name of Krishna! Come with us!' Just like a beggar he comes to you, but you cannot recognise him."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 28 February 2012)

"I am touching your feet—please come!"
"Gurudev says, 'I am folding my hands, I am touching your feet—please come at Gaura Purnima!' How many more times will you come to this world? Those who do this Nabadwip Dham parikrama with devotees do no have to wander any longer in these three worlds."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 28 February 2012)

Come to your home
"I pray to you all that you come every year. You may think, 'How will the money come?' But if you have a strong desire, Mahaprabhu will send you the money to come here." (9 March 2012)

Strike While the Iron Is Hot
"You think, 'I will chant the Holy Name tomorrow—I will wait today, and from tomorrow I will start.' Are you sure you are going to be in this world tomorrow?"
or Download the audio (3.9 Mb, 12 min | 26 May 2015)

 


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..."

 

Mon, 26 December 2016: (Sri Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi paran is at 6:21-6:29 a.m.)
"I am touching your feet—please come!"
"Gurudev says, 'I am folding my hands, I am touching your feet—please come at Gaura Purnima!' How many more times will you come to this world? Those who do this Nabadwip Dham parikrama with devotees do no have to wander any longer in these three worlds."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 28 February 2012)

Knock, Knock! (Ahvana Poem)
"Who is your friend? Your friend has come to your house as a beggar and prays to you, 'Please chant the Name of Krishna! Come with us!' Just like a beggar he comes to you, but you cannot recognise him."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 28 February 2012)

 

Tue, 27 December 2016:
Commit Yourself to Practice
"Will the disease be cured just by coming to the doctor's house (or by the doctor coming to your house)? You must take the medicine—you must chant, always chant the Holy Name; wherever you are, chant the Holy Name of Krishna."
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Wed, 28 December 2016:
Poison and Medicine
"If you chant, your disease will be cured. If I chant the Holy Name, what is it to you? You will not get benefit from it. It is not enough to hear about Krishna consciousness, it is necessary to practise it."
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Thu, 29 December 2016:
Goloka Is Service Land
"Where is Goloka Vrindavan? In your house. How is it possible? It is possible if you serve the Lord every day. If you only say, 'Gurudev, Gurudev, mercy, mercy,' and only sit and chant, it will not do. You must always engage in bhajan, and bhajan means service."
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Fri, 30 December 2016: (Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur)
New Year Message (1): Preaching News
"Actually, this year we are doing very well, preaching. Devotees are also preaching all over the world, and I am very happy with their activities. I am always running, I cannot and I do not want to stop my service until my death. This is my service."
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In honour of Srila Lochan Das 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: 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."

Composed by Srila Lochan Das Thakur:

SONG: Akrodha paramananda | অক্রোধ পরমানন্দ
"The anger-less, prideless, supremely joyful Nityananda Ray wanders throughout the towns. Going from door to door to the homes of the lowly and fallen souls, He distributes the Hare Krsna mahamantra."

SONG: Nitai gunamani amara | নিতাই গুণমণি আমার
"Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, my Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, brought a flood of divine love and inundated the earth. Lochan Das says, 'Anyone who did not serve Nitai knowingly committed suicide.'"

SONG: Parama karuna | পরম করুণ পহুঁ দুই জন
"Nitai and Gaurachandra are the two most merciful Lords, the crest-jewels of all Avatars, the only source of joy. 'Fallen into samsara, I never aspired for Their feet. Now Yamaraj subjects me to my karma,' says Lochan Das."

SONG: Ke yabi ke yabi bhai | কে যাবি কে যাবি ভাই
"The Lord's Names are the ferryboat, Sri Guru is the captain, and the outstretched arms in the sankirtan are the oars. All souls have been delivered by the winds of divine love, only Lochan Das has remained behind..."

 

vaisnavera guna-gana karile jivera trana
suniyachhi sadhu-guru-mukhe
"Singing the glories of the Vaishnavs rescues and protects the jiva soul. I heard this from the mouth of sadhus and my Guru."
"If we give some honour, give some glorification to the Vaishnavs, it is actually for our benefit. It is for our own benefit that we do some ceremonies, some festivals, glorifying the Vaishnavs. It is necessary for our spiritual life, and it is one of the bhaktyanga, one of the practising processes. That is why we make Vaishnavs' disappearance and appearance festivals."
(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

 

Sat, 31 December 2016:
New Year Message (2): Inner Quality
"Bad association can damage your faith and spiritual life. Even if you think that some association is not good and you stay alone, that is good, no problem. Next year we will be aware of this—we will not do bad association and we will not criticise others, we must tolerate."
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Related Guidance:

One More Year Passed
As one more years draws to its end, His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj muses on the value and meaning of life, quoting several Vaishnav songs: "Life is shaky—it is here now, and then it is gone. Serve the Lord's feet!"
or Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 31 Dec 2010)

New Year Message
"It is necessary to preach, follow, and practise Krishna consciousness more. Next year, with a good heart and good health, continue your service to Gurudev."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 21 Dec 2014)

Saltamami
"If you lose your capital every day, you will eventually have a zero balance, and the next day it will be -1, then -2—then it will be lost for your life. You have got some sukriti, that is all right, but every day you must earn more through your service."
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 6 min | 25 October 2013)

 

 

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Nitai-pada-kamala
'Cooling like ten million moons, Nitai's lotus feet soothe the world with their shade. O brother! Without Nitai, you cannot reach Radha-Krsna. Firmly grasp Nitai's feet.'

 

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