MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

Fri, 1 September 2017:
Keep Connection
"Gurudev, great Vaishnavs can only give us some connection with our Lord, other than that we have to do everything ourselves—we have to proceed on, we have to move forward, practise, etc."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 15 September 2013)

 

Sat, 2 Sept. 2017: (Sri Parshva Ekadasi)
Beyond Emotions
Question: "Sometimes I feel that emotions can cheat us and take us away from Krishna. I do not know what is the proper way to approach my emotions during practising..."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 15 September 2013)

 


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" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

Sun, 3 Sept. 2017: (Appearance of Lord Vamanadev and Srila Jiva Goswami, paran is 5:22-9:32 a.m. after the worship of Sri Vamanadev)
Lord Vamandev
"Vamandev was a son of Aditi and Kasyap Rishi. Aditi was very sad because all of her sons had left the heaven because of the torturing of the demons, that is why Vamandev came to her womb. On the other side, there was Bali Maharaj..."
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Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu: The All-Rounder
"Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu did everything alone—he cooked, did puja, cleaned the temple, brought water from the Yamuna, and also did personal service to his Guru. He was busy with his service from morning to night, and did everything alone."
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Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu
"I have no power to say what kind of devotion to his Guru Jiva Goswami had. Jiva Goswami's service cannot be compared to anyone's service. Whatever order he would get, he would place it on his head and do it all the time—his mind never went to any other place."
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বামনদেব ও বলি মহারাজ (Pastimes of Lord Vamanadev and Bali Maharaj)
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজ ভগবানের লীলা ও বলি মহারাজের আদর্শস্বরূপ শরণাগতির সম্পর্কে বর্ণনা করেন ।
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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..."

Protected Journey
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the pranam-mantra of Srila Jiva Goswami in the book Dignity of the Divine Servitor: "I offer my full dandavats unto the lotus feet of Srila Jiva Goswami who is the protector of our spiritual life. He rescues us from the whole illusory environment..."

chalayasi vikramane balim adbhuta-vamana
pada-nakha-nira-janita-jana-pavana
kesava dhrta-vamana-rupa jaya jagadisa hare

"O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a dwarf-brahmana! All glories to You! O wonderful dwarf, by Your massive steps You deceive King Bali, and by the Ganges water that has emanated from the nails of Your lotus feet, You deliver all living beings within this world."

—: Pranam mantra of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu :—

yah sankhya-pankena kutarka-pamsuna
vivarta-gartena cha lupta-didhitim
suddham vyadhad vak-sudhaya mahesvaram
krsnam sa jivah prabhur astu me gatih
"With his nectarean teachings, Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu revealed the Supreme Lord, Krishna, whose effulgence had been hidden by the quicksand of calculation, the dust storm of fallacious logic, and the ditch of illusionism. May he be my shelter."
—Sri Baladev Vidhyabhusan

 

 

Mon, 4 September 2017: (Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur)
Extraordinary Glories of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
"Devotion is akinchana-guhya-vidya (sacred education, para-vidya, suddha-saraswati), and he who enhances devotion, its beauty and charm and distributes it to us is called Bhaktivinod Thakur. It is his appearance day that we are celebrating today."
Download the audio (4.3 Mb, 13 min | 7 September 2014)

Sri Sri Brahma-samhita
In honour of the holy appearance day of His Divine Grace Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinod Thakur Mahasaya, we are presenting today Sri Sri Brahma-samhita scripture adorned with and enriched by the commentary of His Divine Grace. Published from our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in 1992, this books is now available for reading online for the first time, as it is, without amendments or edits; the scanned pages contain both the English translation and the Bengali texts.

vande bhaktivinodam sri-gaura-sakti-svarupakam
bhakti-sastrajna-samrajam radha-rasa-sudha-nidhim

"I offer my obeisance unto Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur, the embodiment of Sri Gaurasundar's potency. He is the king of all knowers of the scriptures of pure devotion and an ocean of the nectar of devotion to Srimati Radharani."

 

Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
"If Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur had not come in this world, where, in whose lotus feet would we have found our shelter? He gave us all these things and he gave us Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. If you think about it, you can understand how much he gave to the jiva souls..."
Download the audio (3.6 Mb, 11 min | 3 October 2015)

On the Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
"In this world there is no comparison or substitute to Srila Bhakti Vinod's unparalleled gift. He appeared on today's date. Thus this day is also supremely worshippable, desirable, and merciful. I have no gift with which I worship this great day..."

শ্রীল ভক্তিবিনোদ-আবির্ভাব-তিথিতে
"জগতে শ্রীল ভক্তিবিনোদের এই অতুলনীয় দানের কোন উপমা নাই—কোন বিনিময় নাই । আজ্­কের এই তিথিকে অবলম্বন করিয়াই তিনি প্রকটিত হইয়াছিলেন । অতএব এই তিথিও পরম পূজনীয়া, বরণীয়া এবং করুণাময়ী । আমার এমন কোন উপায়নই নাই যাহার দ্বারা আমি এই তিথিবরার পূজা করি ।"

SONG: Sri Guru Parampara | শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা
"...Their dear follower is Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur. His associate is the best of the topmost devotees, Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji, whose sole joy is Sri Hari's service."

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."

 

Tue, 5 September 2017: (Disappearance of Namacharya Srila Haridas Thakur)
Practise with Heart
"Devotion, everything will gradually come through practising Krishna consciousness. Without practising it will not come. It is necessary to practise, and this is not one day's matter. You must also try to stay in this family, do not get ousted..."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 7 September 2014)

 

By remembering the glory of Srila Haridas Thakur all our impurities will go out.
(Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

 

Srila Haridas Thakur's Niryan
"Everybody must remember the three wishes of Srila Haridas Thakur. 'I want to keep Your lotus feet in my heart, to see Your lotus face with my eyes, and with my my mouth, I want to chant Your name. This is my only hope and prayer...'"
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 3 October 2015)

Withdrawal of Srila Haridas Thakur
"On this day Mahaprabhu gave a great festival for Haridas Thakur; on this day Haridas Thakur left this world. Actually, Haridas Thakur is always with us—he did not leave this world, only his body left..."
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Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur (24 September 2009)
The sad and loving Pastime of the Lord and His devotee, Namacharya Haridas Thakur: "Prabhu, do not give me Maya. I know you love me so much, that is why I do not want to hear from You any further. Please give me some mercy—I want to go before You. Please, Prabhu, fulfil my desire."

SONG: Ye anila prema dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"I will break my head on a rock, I will enter into fire. Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

 

Wed, 6 September 2017:
Dedication to Sadhana
"What we need is Krishnendriya tarpan (doing everything for the Lord), not nijendriya tarpan (doing something for my own self). This is called service. Everything can be practising life, everything can be sadhana."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 15 September 2013)

 

Thu, 7 September 2017:
Care for Service
"People do not understand what is service, what is the relation with the Deities. You have some relation with your family, with your mother, father, children, etc., and this same kind of relation should come to you towards the Lord."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 3 min | 15 September 2013)

 

Fri, 8 September 2017:
Flourish and Nurture Others
"If your foundation is very strong, then your devotional activities will last a very long time. Preaching movement is our life. We promised to the Lord that we would serve Him, and our mouth, our tongue, eyes, ears, etc. are all for the service of the Lord."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 18 September 2011)

 

Sat, 9 September 2017:
Healthy Temple: Preaching and Service
"I am very happy with this new place in Bogota. Always preach there as much as possible. Run the centre like a temple—do the programmes every day, arrange for our small altar, make some programme, somebody will do puja, somebody will cook, and so on. If you can continue in this way, it is good."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 18 September 2011)

 

Sun, 10 September 2017:
My Goal and Hope
"...Gurudev wanted it, and I must fulfil his desire. I did not come to the temple to get Krishna or to get Radharani. I only came to the temple to make my Guru happy. That is my goal. We may be few, but we have quality—that is what is important."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 24 September 2011)

শ্রীশ্রীপ্রপন্নজীবনামৃতম্: রক্ষিষ্যতীতি বিশ্বাসঃ
"শ্রীকৃষ্ণ নিশ্চয়ই আমাকে রক্ষা করিবেন ; যেহেতু তিনি ভক্তগণের বান্ধব । তিনি নিশ্চয়ই মঙ্গল বিধান করিবেন—এই প্রকার বিশ্বাসকেই প্রখানে ধরা হইয়াছে । হে হরে, দ্রৌপদীর পরিত্রাণে ও গজেন্দ্রের মোক্ষণে তুমি যে ত্বরা দেখাইয়াছিলে, হে করুণামূর্ত্তে, আজ আমি আর্ত্ত ; তোমার সেই ত্বরা কোথায় গেল ?"

 

Mon, 11 September 2017:
A Very Special Day (1)
"We always search for the Lord, but the illusory environment always attacks us... The Lord Himself finds His servants, His children through His devotees. So, when you say that she is asking for initiation it means Krishna has found a servant through you."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 7 September 2011)

 

Tue, 12 September 2017:
A Very Special Day (2)
"If you chant this Holy Name constantly and without offence, you will get result quickly, as soon as possible and Krishna will reveal in your heart, you will be successful in your spiritual life..."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 4 min | 7 September 2011)

 

Wed, 13 September 2017:
Second Initiation
"Actually, in this age of Kali the Holy Name is the best. Even millions of millions of yajna (sacrifices), yoga, asan cannot equal to the Holy Name. The Holy Name is the best practice for this age of Kali. So, what is the second initiation necessary for?"
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Thu, 14 September 2017:
Superior Vision
"Our line is Rupanuga sampradaya line—Srila Gurudev and Srila Guru Maharaj are holding this line and we are trying to serve them. You must remember Gurudev's words. Where we live is not a question—the main thing is that we must maintain our practising life."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 25 September 2011)

 

Fri, 15 September 2017:
Adjust Your Angle
"If we stay together, there is bound to be some fighting, but we only think about our own benefit, our own enjoyment—we do not think about big matter. Instead, we take small, simple matter as something big. This is not a good idea—this is actually lack of faith."
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Sat, 16 September 2017: (Sri Indira Ekadasi)
Taking Path Back Home
"Lord Krishna cannot always come Himself, that is why He sends a devotee as a medium. This devotee directs the souls, 'This is the road, follow this path, walk, walk, walk, and you will get your Father—you will get your own, real home!' We have got everything..."
Download the audio (5.9 Mb, 17 min, +kirtan | 25 September 2011)

 


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" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

Sun, 17 September 2017:
Sri Vyasa Puja Day in 2011 (afternoon):
My Great Fortune and Hope
"Actually I do not know when my birth day is, but Gurudev told me, 'This is your birth day,' and that is why devotees celebrate this day. Celebrating means what? Celebrating means devotees are giving mercy to me on this day and I am becoming indebted to them."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 28 September 2011)

Kirtans: Vandana • Gurudev krpa bindu diya • Oh vaisnava thakura dayara sagara • Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Ray • Avatara sara Gora avatara • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download the audio (6.6 Mb, 20 min | 28 September 2011)

 

Mon, 18 September 2017:
Sri Vyasa Puja Day in 2011 (afternoon):
Sankirtan Yajna—Soul of Preaching
"Where it is allowed, you must do sankirtan in the street—there may be only five of you, but if you do sankirtan, people will come, even birds, beasts, trees will get benefit through your kirtan. If you sit in your house, no one will come—start the fire, wind will come."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 28 September 2011)

 

Tue, 19 September 2017:
Sri Vyasa Puja Day in 2010:
My Joy and My Plight
"I have never wanted this—that I would sit in one place and everybody would come, pay obeisance to me. Never. I want to go and chant and dance everywhere, preach in the villages—this is my life. It is impossible for me, it is actually an austerity for me, but I have to keep Gurudev's word."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 8 October 2010)

 

Wed, 20 September 2017: (Sri Vyasa Puja adhivas day)
Sri Vyasa Puja Day in 2010:
"I Need Your Mercy!"
"I am here today to get your mercy—I am here today to worship you, I have not come to take worship. I only want to serve the Vaishnavs, I have no other desire. I do not want anybody to do my puja, I want to serve you all."
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Thu, 21 September 2017: (Grand Festival in honour of Sri Vyasa Puja of Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj)
My Service Day
"I am always with the devotees, I am always thinking about the devotees and I am always thinking about Gurudev. Actually, this day is my service day. I must serve my Gurudev more, I want to serve the devotees—this is how I want to celebrate this day. This is my happiness."
Download the audio (0.5 Mb, 1 min | 20 September 2017)

 

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."

 

Autobiography of Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj
To try to describe unlimited glories of a Vaishnav is a very challenging task, and because the nature of Guru is beyond what we can grasp with our material intelligence and beyond what we can perceive with our material senses, it makes the task even harder. Presented here is an autobiographical discourse of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the current Acharya and Sevaite of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

PHOTO ALBUM
The photographs presented in this dedicated photo album are only a few glimpses into a particle of the service and contribution that His Divine Grace has made. May they however become a source of inspiration for the service and dedication to the lotus feet of Sri Gurudev that His Divine Grace embodies.

 


KIRTANS:
Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya | গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া
"When I examine myself for qualifications, I find none. Your mercy is everything. If you are not merciful to me, then, crying, I will no longer maintain my life."

 

Samsara-davanala | সংসার-দাবানল
"I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, the ocean of goodness who assumes the form of a cloud of mercy to deliver the souls burning in the blazing fire of material existence."

 

Sri-guru-charana-padma | শ্রীগুরুচরণ-পদ্ম
"I carefully offer my obeisance to Sri Guru's lotus feet, which are the sole abode of devotion. O brother! By his mercy we cross over this world and reach Krishna."

 

Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
"Srila Govinda Maharaj's dear successor, who is devoted to practising and preaching his teachings, is Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. All the Gurus in this succession are associates of Sri Gauranga—I pray for their remnants."

 

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! It is not possible to conquer maya by engaging in maya. I see no other way to get relief except for the mercy of sadhus."

 

 

Sri Rupa-manjari-pada | শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ
"The lotus feet of Sri Rupa Manjari are my wealth, my bhajan (service), my puja (worship), the wealth of my life, and whatever ornaments I may have. Her lotus feet are the very life of my life."

 

 

Amara jivana | আমার জীবন
"My life is always engrossed in sin. There is not a trace of piety within it. I have caused others so much anxiety and trouble. Such a sinner as I is shunned by devotees, and is a constant offender."

 


THIS DAY IN 2010:
My Joy and My Plight
"I have never wanted this—that I would sit in one place and everybody would come, pay obeisance to me. Never. I want to go and chant and dance everywhere, preach in the villages—this is my life. It is impossible for me, it is actually an austerity for me, but I have to keep Gurudev's word."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 8 October 2010)

"I Need Your Mercy!"
"I am here today to get your mercy—I am here today to worship you, I have not come to take worship. I only want to serve the Vaishnavs, I have no other desire. I do not want anybody to do my puja, I want to serve you all."
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min | 8 October 2010)

 


THIS DAY IN 2011:
My Great Fortune and Hope
"Actually I do not know when my birth day is, but Gurudev told me, 'This is your birth day,' and that is why devotees celebrate this day. Celebrating means what? Celebrating means devotees are giving mercy to me on this day and I am becoming indebted to them."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 28 September 2011)

Sankirtan Yajna—Soul of Preaching
"Where it is allowed, you must do sankirtan in the street—there may be only five of you, but if you do sankirtan, people will come, even birds, beasts, trees will get benefit through your kirtan. If you sit in your house, no one will come—start the fire, wind will come."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 28 September 2011)

 


THIS DAY IN 2013:
Sri Vyasa Puja Day: My Mood and Request
"Every day is a service day for me, but today is the day when I must serve devotees more. I do not know how much I can surrender, but Gurudev made me his dog, and that is why I am serving as his dog—I am still serving and protecting the temple as a dog..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 6 October 2013 )

Sri Vyasa Puja Day: Appreciating Mercy
"You have already got it from Gurudev. We have lost our address and Krishna sent Gurudev to take us to our address. So, we already understand what is our real home. Always be successful in your spiritual life, always proceed in your spiritual life."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 6 October 2013 )

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 October 2013)

 


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 | 25 September 2013 )

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 | 25 September 2013 )

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 ।"
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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)

 


Files for offline reading (all posts published on the website since July 2014):

Guidance: Issue #01, 2014 (ePub, 1 Mb): 26 July 2014 to 31 December 2014.
Guidance: Issue #02, 2015/1 (ePub, 0.8 Mb): January to March 2015.
Guidance: Issue #03, 2015/2 (ePub, 0.9 Mb): April to June 2015.
Guidance: Issue #04, 2015/3 (ePub, 0.8 Mb): July to September 2015.
Guidance: Issue #05, 2015/4 (ePub, 0.9 Mb): October to December 2015.
Sri Rupa-Sanatan Siksa (ePub, 0.8 Mb)
Guidance: Issue #06, 2016/1 (ePub file, 0.6 Mb): January to March 2016.
Guidance: Issue #07, 2016/2 (ePub file, 0.6 Mb): March to June 2016.
Guidance: Issue #08, 2016/3 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb): July to September 2016.
Guidance: Issue #09, 2016/4 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb): October to December 2016.
Guidance: Issue #10, 2017/1 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb): January to March 2017.
Guidance: Issue #11, 2017/2 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb): April to June 2017.

 

 

Fri, 22 September 2017:
Sri Vyasa Puja Celebration (21 September 2017 | 31 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
The holy festival in honour of the divine appearance of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj passes peacefully and sweetly as fortunate devotees lovingly worship the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace and try to render various services and participate in His Divine Grace's holy pastimes.

 

Sat, 23 September 2017:
"Take Me As Your Own"
"We are in the same family. You are in my heart. If you can take me, with love and affection, as your servant, as your own man, that is my happiness, that is my joy. I am a bad boy, but devotees keep me in their hearts. It is my very good luck and good fortune."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 16 October 2011)

 

Sun, 24 September 2017:
Seize Substance
"I want devotees who try heart and soul, who not only serve with their body, but with their mind and heart. It is not necessary to show false renunciation. I like the householder devotees who serve properly, who maintain their spiritual life and try to fulfil Gurudev's desire."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 16 October 2011)

 

Mon, 25 September 2017:
Sravan, Kirtan are Main
"Sravanam and kirtanam are the main things for the proper practice. If somebody cannot understand Bhagavatam or Chaitanya-charitamrita properly, it is not a problem, they can sing some songs."
Download the audio (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 16 October 2011)

 

Tue, 26 September 2017:
Preaching: Our Duty and Very Life
"A devotee's life is preaching—chanting the Holy Name, sravanam, kirtanam. Without preaching devotee cannot stay alive, they cannot live. You are preaching through this line—that is your Krishna consciousness, that is your spiritual life."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 16 October 2011)

Sri Vyasa Puja Celebration
(21 Sept. 2017 | 31 photographs, 2.5 Mb)
Sharing several photographs from Caracas (Venezuela), Veracruz (Mexico), and Singapore taken at the celebration of the holy festival in honour of the divine appearance of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

Wed, 27 September 2017:
Practice: Steadfast and Exclusive
"Faith may come, and faith may be lost. If you do not have the strongest faith, then you will automatically lose your faith because of the lack of practising. Our line must be proper and perfect."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 16 October 2011)

 

Thu, 28 September 2017:
Preaching: Broad-Minded but not Blind
"I do not want to have more parties, I do not want anybody to be on my side. I saw somebody wanted to disturb Gurudev's mission in Gurudev's time, and now it is also going on. We must be careful and run the preaching movement properly."
Download the audio (5.4 Mb, 16 min | 16 October 2011)

 

Fri, 29 September 2017:
Proper Adjustment: Entering Viddhi-Marga
"We must realise that we are very unqualified. It is necessary to have proper adjustment and to serve properly. We must follow some viddhi-marga because if we practise raga-marga, we will become sahajiyas."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 16 October 2011)

 

Sat, 30 September 2017:
Headstrong and Prudent
"Why must failure come in your life? I cannot tolerate it. When you do something, do it properly. We are wasting our time on talking, gossiping, and doing many things not properly. If you read four-five hours every day, you can easily pass the exam. But if you are sitting in front of the book thinking about other things in your mind, then how will you learn anything?"
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 16 October 2011)

 

 

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Issue #18 (2019/1)

 


 

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.''

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Honour the Vaisnavas with prasad and other remnants. If you have no wealth, then submissively satisfy them with humble words.”

If somebody does not like you, you must see: maybe you have some fault,
that is why they do not like you.

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