MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

MARCH 2018

 

Thu, 1 March 2018: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikama, Day Four; tomorrow is fast until moon rise)
From Sri Nabadwip Dham (Nrisingha Palli):
The parikrama of the holy Sri Nabadwip Dham finishes beautifully and the devotees return to the Temple with kirtan and somewhat mixed feelings of sadness and joy. The third day of the parikrama was spent in Sri Koladwip and the fourth day in Sri Godrumadwip, Jahnudwip, and Madhyadwip.
Srila Acharya Maharaj in tonight's class: "You have done the whole parikrama for four days. It is very rare to get that kind of sukriti to do this parikrama in sadhu-sanga. Many have money but they cannot come... Today is the adhivas (eve) of the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and we are going to celebrate it."


Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Three
(86 photographs, 5.3 Mb | 28 February 2018)
Sharing photographs taken during the third day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. Visited on this day is Koladwip: the temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip, the temple of Buro Raj Siva, Prauddha Maya, Vishnupriya Devi, and the samadhi mandir of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj.

 

Fri, 2 March 2018: (Sri Gaura Purnima Festival, fast until moon rise, then no grains)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Four
(69 photographs, 5 Mb | 1 March 2018)
Sharing photographs taken during the fourth day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. Visited on this day is Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip: Sri Samudra ghat, Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir (Champahatti), Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya's house, the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari, and Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place.

Sri Gaura Purnima kirtan
"By His causeless mercy the full moon, Gaurahari, rose in the district of Nadia, which is compared to Udayagiri, where the sun first becomes visible. His rising in the sky dissipated the darkness of sinful life, and thus the three worlds became joyful and chanted the holy name of the Lord."
Download the audio (11.5 Mb, 34 min)

 

Sat, 3 March 2018: (Sri Jagannath Mishra's anandotsav, paran 6:03-9:54 a.m.)
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (65 photographs, 3.9 Mb | 2 March 2018)
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival passes beautifully in the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, worldwide Acharyas, and dignitary Vaishnavs from all over the world. Fortunate are the souls who witnessed, heard of, or extolled the glories of this grand annual festival.

 

namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te
krsnaya krsna-chaitanya-namne gaura-tvise namah

"Again and again I offer my obeisance unto You, Sri Krishna Chaitanya, the supremely merciful, golden form of Sri Krishna, the giver of Krishna-prema."

 

nindantam pulakotkarena vikasan-nipa-prasuna-chchhavim
prordhvi-krtya bhuja-dvayam hari-harity-uchchair vadantam muhuh
nrtyantam drutam asru-nirjhara-chayaih sinchantam urvi-talam
gayantam nija-parsadaih parivrtam sri-gaura-chandram namah

"Standing erect, the hairs of His body rebuke the blossoming campaka flowers. Raising His arms, again and again He calls out "Hari! Hari!" Surrounded by His devotees, again and again He sings and dances. Streams of tears flow from His eyes and sprinkle the ground. Let us glorify Him, Lord Gauracandra."

 

From the archive:

Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (1)
"We are very happy today because we are going to celebrate the festival of Jagannath Misra's ananda-mahotsav. Today we are also making a special festival for our best friend Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram..."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 13 March 2017)

Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (2)
"We are going to celebrate, but this celebration is not for our own happiness, it is for the happiness of the devotees, for the happiness of the Vaishnav Thakur. This is the main thing."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 13 March 2017)

Setting on the Right Track (1)
Lecture delivered on Sri Jagannath Mishra's Anandotsav in 2013: "We can realise it ourselves: how much can we proceed in our spiritual life and why did we come to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math? Again and again we do Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, but how much can we use ourselves for the service to the Guru, Vaishnavs, and Bhagavan?"
Download the audio (6.1 Mb, 20 min | 28 March 2013)

Setting on the Right Track (2)
Lecture delivered on Sri Jagannath Mishra's Anandotsav in 2013, part two: "I am praying to you all that you do not forget your service to your Guru, to the Vaishnavs, Bhagavan. I am bowing at your lotus feet: if you serve my Guru, I will serve you my whole life; if you serve my Guru, I will sacrifice my life to serve you."
Download the audio (5 Mb, 15 min | 28 March 2013)

Sri Vishva Vaishnava Raja-Sabha
"Gurudev told me, 'The day after Gaura Purnima, you will sit together at Vishva Vaishnava Raja-Sabha,' and it is my duty to do that. We have come here to be together, and everyone can speak their own language—if it can be translated into English and Bengali, that is good for the mission."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 10 min | 24 March 2016)

Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram
"I offer my respects unto Sri Gaurangadev, who rose like a golden moon in Sri Mayapura in 1407 Sakabda, revealed the Pastime of accepting the garments of the renounced order, sannyas, in 1431 Sakabda in order to benedict the entire material universe, and disappeared beyond the ordinary vision of the people of this world in 1455 Sakabda. I offer my obeisances to that beautiful Golden Lord, Gaurangasundar, the divine form of Krishna prema."

তবে বন্দোঁ শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য মহেশ্বর, নবদ্বীপে অবতার, নাম—'বিশ্বম্ভর'
An archive recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reading from the first chapter of Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat, Adi-khanda, where Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur describes the Lord's appearance.
Listen online or Download the audio (5 Mb, 15 min)

 

Sun, 4 March 2018:
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival: Miraculous and Marvellous
"I believe that wherever I go, devotees will always stay with me. If I can make my Gurudev happy, that is sufficient for me. If, by the mercy of Guru, Vaishnavs, by the mercy of devotees, I die serving devotees—if I can give my last drop of blood for the devotees—that is my happiness."
Download the audio (4.5 Mb, 14 min | 2 March '18 | Bengali & English)

Evening Kirtans
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is leading evening kirtans at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nrisingha Palli, on the day of Sri Guara Purnima:
• Jaya dhvani • Vandana • Sri Guru charana-padma • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Emona durmati samsara bhitare.
Download the audio (8.4 Mb, 25 min | 2 March 2018)

Reminder:
The Vaishnava calendar for the new year 2018-2019 is available online. Permanent link is in the top menu of the website. The page contains the new calendar itself, as well as the links to calendars for apple and android devices and the original version of the calendar in Bengali.

 

Mon, 5 March 2018:
Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav
(12 photographs, 0.8 Mb | 3 March 2018)
The festival finishes beautifully with Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav at which devotees honour special prasadam in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance in the house of Sri Jagannath Misra and Sri Sachi Devi. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj repeatedly expresses his satisfaction with the festival.

 

Tue, 6 March 2018: (Deity Installation Festival in Sripat Hapaniya Dham)
Sripat Hapaniya Dham: Highest Place
"Today is the pancham dol and it also the appearance day of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu. This is a highest place and we must give respect to this place, Sripat Hapaniya Dham."
Download the audio (3.3 Mb, 10 min | 17 March 2017)

Sripat Hapaniya Dham
"We come here to pay obeisance to Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj because he is not an ordinary person. We come and pray to his family, we pay obeisance to them and beg them for mercy. That is why we come here."
Download the audio (6.4 Mb, 19 min | 28 March 2016)

See also: photographs taken at Sripat Hapaniya Dham in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Sri-gaura-mandala majhe | শ্রীগুর্ব্বাবির্ভাব প্রশস্তি
"In Sri Gaura Mandal, there is a village called Hapaniya where my Lord, an abode of all good qualities, appeared. It stands on the bank of the Ganga, who is very merciful to the fallen souls; renowned in the whole world, this abode is a holy repository of knowledge and jewels of logic."

A Day at Hapaniya [From Affectionate Guidance]
"Today we have very happily come to Sripat Hapaniya Dham. Our destination is Goloka, even if we may not know where Goloka is. However, we must know that the abode of Goloka has personally become manifest in this world as the abode of the Divine Master, the residence of the devotees and the Temple where the Deities are worshipped. "

 

Wed, 7 March 2018:
Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(26 photographs, 1.5 Mb | 6 March 2018)
Sharing photographs from the annual festival in honour of the installation anniversary of Sripat Hapaniya Dham Deities, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath.

 

Sripat Hapaniya Dham: parikrama kirtan
Recording of the kirtan during the parikrama of Sripat Hapaniya Dham Temple, led by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
Download the audio (4.7 Mb, 14 min | 6 March 2018)

Sripat Hapaniya Dham: kirtans
• Sri guru charana • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya koro • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai pada kamala • Emona Durmati • Gopinath (song 1) • Jaya Guru Maharaj • Sujanarvuda-radhita • Sri Gaura Mandala majhe • Jaya Radha Madhava.
Download the audio (20.2 Mb, 59 min | 6 March 2018)

 

Thu, 8 March 2018:
Sripat Hapaniya Dham: Auspicious Place
"You are very fortunate—after so many days we have come in Hapaniya. This is a very auspicious place of our Guru-varga line, it is the birthplace of our Param Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj."
Download the audio (4.8 Mb, 14 min | 6 March 2018)

 

Fri, 9 March 2018: (Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit)
Joining Sri Dham Parikrama
"You are all truly very fortunate, there is no doubt about it—you have come and joined this Nabadwip Dham parikrama. Even if those who cannot walk sit in their room and think about Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, they too get the benefit of doing the parikrama."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 7 March 2017 | Bengali)

In honour of Srila Srivas Pandit:

Srivas Pandit's Devotion
"Srivas Pandit: 'You can get a son, a daughter, a father, a mother in every birth, but you will not get the Lord in every birth Lord. This life is very important, you can get the Lord in this life, then why should I misuse it? Why should I not use this opportunity?'"
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 19 July 2013)

Malini Devi and Vishvarup
"The name Srivas Pandit's wife is Malini Devi. You know, one time Malini chastised Srivas Pandit. Once, Vishvarup Prabhu, Nimai's elder brother, came to their house to ask Srivas Pandit for help..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 29 July 2012)

Why Can We Not Get It?
"At Srivas Pandit's house there was a maidservant Duhkhi—she got Mahaprabhu's mercy. There was a Muslim tailor near Srivas Pandit's house—he too got Mahaprabhu's mercy. A great sinner Chand Kazi broke a mridanga, but even he got Mahaprabhu's mercy. Why can we not get it?"
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 20 May 2017 | Bengali)

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs' name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

 

Sat, 10 March 2018:
Awakening Your Consciousness
"'There is no place in all three worlds like Nabadwip, the place where Chaitanya Gosai appeared.' What is our necessity now? What is our duty? We must try to get chetan-vastu (consciousness) through sadhu-sanga (good association)."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 7 March 2017 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 11 March 2018:
Come and Hear
"As long as I have life in this body, I will go door to door telling, 'Krsna bolo, sange chala, ei matra bhiksa chai. I am begging you for one thing only: come with us and chant 'Krishna'! Come, come for Nabadwip Dham parikrama in the association of devotees!"
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 7 March 2017 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 12 March 2018:
Priority In Service
"'I am not afraid to commit sin for my own interest, for my own enjoyment.' That is our nature, but when we are going to do something spiritual, we are always afraid... This is happening not only at present time, it was happening in Dvapar-yuga also."
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min | 22 February 2018)

 

Tue, 13 March 2018: (Sri Papa Vimochani Ekadasi)
Slaughterhouse
"Sometimes I am lying down and thinking what does Kali Maharaj want? What does Gurudev want? What does Guru Maharaj want?"
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 22 February 2018)

 


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)

 

Wed, 14 March 2018:
No Compromise
"I do not know any other conception, but my conception is very easy. If somebody is my godbrother and they are against me, that is not a problem, I can tolerate it, but if somebody is against my Guru, how shall I compromise with them?"
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 22 February 2018)

 

Invitation to Festival
in Honour of Disappearance of
Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Sri Srimad
Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Dear respected Devotees, Friends and Well-Wishers,

We are offering obeisance at your holy lotus feet and on behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj humbly extend an invitation to you to join our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in the devotional programme in honour of the disappearance of our most worshippable and beloved Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj which manifests on 28 March this year. We kindly invite you to participate in the special programme of glorification, worship, kirtan, prasad distribution, and other devotional activities to be held on this auspicious day.

We shall feel blessed to have your association and presence at the main festival held in Sri Tarakeshwar Temple, India, or at any of our affiliated centres worldwide.

For enquiries
Phone: +91 97-3211-3285
info.at.scsmathinternational.com


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.

 

Thu, 15 March 2018:
Backstabbing
"I am not a politician, I am a straight person. Telling one thing and doing another thing behind—I cannot do that. If your enemy is in front of you, it is OK, you know he is your enemy, you can fight; but if it is like Vibhisan, or like Mir Jafar, then it is very difficult."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 2 min | 22 February 2018)

 

Fri, 16 March 2018:
Deserve, Then Desire
"For service, you can accept anything, and anything can happen, but a fellow came and said, 'I want to be a trustee right now!' I told him, 'Prabhu, is it necessary to be a trustee to serve the temple?!'"
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 22 February 2018)

 

Sat, 17 March 2018:
Fighting Against Misconception
"It is very difficult to preach in India. This year my preaching was actually against what Narottam Das Thakur told because Narottam Das Thakur told in one way and people use it in another way, they do Nama-aparadh..."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Sun, 18 March 2018:
Kirtan Business
"There was one kirtaniya in Nabadwip, her name was Radharani. One day, she came to see Gurudev, but Gurudev was out of India at that time, preaching in the West. I said, 'Devi, can I ask you one question?'..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Mon, 19 March 2018:
Perfection and Profanation
"You think you will do kirtan for one day and everything will be perfect. No, it is completely not like that. Nama and Nama-aparadh look the same, but one will give you devotion, and another will remove devotion from you and give you something else (emotion)."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Tue, 20 March 2018:
Just What the Doctor Ordered?
"Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Gurudev send sadhus door to door, house to house to rescue you from the illusory environment and to send you for the service of Radha-Krishna in your proper place, but there are so many other misconceptions going on in this world..."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Wed, 21 March 2018:
Exclusive Remedy for Sins
"Think how many hours of your time you spend on service of the Lord, how many hours you do service. We always commit some sin in our life... What is the remedy for our sinful actions?"
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Thu, 22 March 2018: (Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj)
Discipline Yourself (1)
"'I do not want any dhana, jana, kavita for my enjoyment—I do not want anything for my enjoyment. Krishna is the enjoyer, and my only prayer is I want some devotion.' If you want to get Krishna, how is it possible to get Him?"
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Fri, 23 March 2018:
Discipline Yourself (2)
"If think you are a devotee of Gauranga, it is not correct—you must practise what Mahaprabhu tells us. You must think what our main conception is, then you can get relief, and you will yourself feel pleased through your service."
Download the audio (3.4 Mb, 10 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Sat, 24 March 2018:
Peddling Misconception
"We must do service for our Gurudev, we must not use our Gurudev for our own interest. The other day, a boy went for rice collection with me. He said, 'That mill's name is Radharani, but the owner does not want to give any rice!' I replied, 'That man calls his mill Radharani to use Radharani's name for his business, not for service.'"
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | 20 February 2018)

 

Sun, 25 March 2018: (Sri Rama-navami: Appearance of Lord Ramachandra; fast until noon)
Sri Rama Navami Festival
(27 photographs, 1.5 Mb | 25 March 2018)
In the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees observe Sri Rama Navami, the appearance of Lord Ramachandra, in a sweet and well-attended festival. Sharing photographs from the noon programme.

 

First Programme at Sri Tarakeshwar Temple
(8 photographs, 0.6 Mb | 24 March 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives at the holy Tarakeshwar Temple to hold the Festival in honour of the disappearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on the coming Wednesday, 28 March.

 

Dasa-avatara-stotram | 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, Canto 9, chapters 10-11)


 

Mon, 26 March 2018:
In honour of the coming disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
Separation Day
"Our supreme Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj accepted this day as the day to leave this world for his eternal abode, and he has left us, fallen souls, here to chant his glories..."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 8 April 2017 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 27 March 2018: (Sri Kamada Ekadasi)
Festival Adhivas (33 photographs, 2 Mb | 27 March 2018)
The preparation for the festival is in full swing and the day passes in multitudinous services. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives initiations, supervises the festival preparations as the devotees happily decorate the temple, prepare bhog, set up the kitchen, clean, fix, and make sure all is ready for tomorrow's grand festival.

 

In honour of the coming disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
Make Service Your Goal, Means, and Sustenance
"Sacrificing his own life, forgetting his own happiness and comfort, Gurudev would go door to door preaching the message of Mahaprabhu: be merciful to the souls, chant the Holy Name, and serve the Vaishnavs. Besides this, there is no other religion."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 8 April 2017 | Bengali)

 

Festival: Vision and Focus
"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 the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 16 April 2013)

 


Daily Practice: Observing Festivals
A page of the Daily Practice section dedicated to Vaishnav-seva and observing festivals. "Why are you making a festival? Making a festival means you are inviting many people and you are giving them some prasadam, engaging them in Krishna consciousness—it means practising Krishna consciousness."


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)

 

Wed, 28 March 2018: (Disappearance Day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Overpowered by Service
"You may have everything, but if you do not have mercy of your Guru, then you have nothing. Gurudev gave you all his blessings, and if we can serve him, we will get supreme benefit. You must always live remembering Gurudev's words."
Download the audio (4.1 Mb, 12 min | 8 April 2017 | Bengali)

Kirtan: Sri Rupa Manjari pada
"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..."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 8 April 2017 | Kirtan)

Kirtan: Ye anila prema dhana
"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."
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Kirtan: Sarvasva tomara
"I have offered everything at Your feet and taken shelter in Your home. You are my Master; please consider me Your dog. I will never think about my own maintenance; I will always remain within the shelter of loving attachment for You."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 8 April 2017 | Kirtan)

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

 

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."

 

Service in Separation
"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 the audio (5 Mb, 13 min | 22 April 2013)

 

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.

 

Sri Samadhi Mandir Verses
Pages containing the verses that were selected to adorn the samadhi-mandir of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. May these pages please and nourish the Vaishnavs' hearts.

 


Srila Gurudev's Disappearance Festival, 2013
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj speaking in Bengali at Sri Nabadwip Dham about the glories and pastimes of Srila Gurudev, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, to the assembly of Vaishnavs on 23 April 2013.
download the audio (18 Mb, 53 min | 23 April 2013)

Srila Gurudev's Disappearance Festival, 2015 (morning)
Appreciating the good fortune and practice • Urging to preach for Gurudev • Separation from devotees—the most painful • Reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta (Chaters 6-10)
অত্যন্ত দুর্লভ সৌভাগ্য • ভক্ত বিরহ সবচেয়ে খারাপ দুঃখ • গুরু ভোগ জন্য নয় • শ্রীশ্রীপ্রেমবিবর্ত্ত থেকে পড়া: "জীব-গতি", "সকলের পক্ষে নাম", "কুটীনাটী ছাড়", "যুক্তবৈরাগ্য", "জাতিকুল" (অধ্যায় ৬-১০).
Download the audio (17.3 Mb, 51 min | 1 April 2015)
Kirtans: Sri Rupa-manjari padaSrimad Rupa Goswami Prabhur SochakaHari Haraye
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Srila Gurudev's Disappearance Festival, 2015 (noon)
Raghunath Das Goswami's pain of separation and nourishment • Guru as nondifferent from the Lord • Srila Gurudev's coming to the Math, relationship with Srila Sridhar Maharaj, pranam mantra • The glory of the Math • Prayer to Srila Gurudev's feet and guidance for the devotees.
রঘুনাথদাস গোস্বামীর বিপ্রলম্ভব্যথা ও আশা • গুরুদেব সাক্ষাৎ ভগবান • শ্রীল শ্রীধর মহারজের সঙ্গে শ্রীল ভক্তি সুন্দর গোবিন্দ দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজের সম্পর্ক • মাঠের প্রচুর মহিমা • গুরুদেবের চরণে প্রর্থনা ও ভক্তের জন্য উপদেশ, ইত্যাদি.
Download the audio (21.1 Mb, 62 min | 1 April 2015)
Kirtans (preceding the lecture):
• Ye anila prema-dhana • Amara jivana sada pape rata • Jaya Radha-Madhava
Download the audio (7 Mb, 21 min | 1 April 2015)

 

Thu, 29 March 2018:
Disappearance Festival (31 photographs, 1.9 Mb | 28 March 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj presides over the grand festival in honour of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance observed with care by the assembled Vaishnavs, devotees, friends and well-wishers, as well as innumerable fortunate souls all over the world.

 

Fri, 30 March 2018:
Strive for Your Benefit
"Chant always, day and night. As long as we do not strive for Krishna, do not strive for service, our tongue will never be able to chant. Make your tongue right first, then the Name of Krishna will dance on it."
Download the audio (3.5 Mb, 10 min | 27 December 2014 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 31 March 2018:
Guidance, Issue #14 (EPUB file, 0.9 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 January to March 2018. We pray this serves as a source of guidance, nourishment, and life to all the devotees and well-wishers worldwide.

All the previous Guidance issues, containing over a thousand lectures spoken by His Divine Grace, are available for download from the Library section of the website:

Issue #01, 2014 (ePub file, 1 Mb)
Issue #02, 2015/1 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb)
Issue #03, 2015/2 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb)
Issue #04, 2015/3 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb)
Issue #05, 2015/4 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb)
Issue #06, 2016/1 (ePub file, 0.6 Mb)
Issue #07, 2016/2 (ePub file, 0.6 Mb)
Issue #08, 2016/3 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb)
Issue #09, 2016/4 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb)
Issue #10, 2017/1 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb)
Issue #11, 2017/2 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb)
Issue #12, 2017/3 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb)
Issue #13, 2017/4 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb)
Special Edition: Sri Rupa-Sanatan Siksa (ePub, 0.8 Mb)

 

News from Sri Nrisingha Palli (9 photographs, 0.5 Mb | 30 March 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits the nearly completed temple at Sri Nrisingha Palli and supervises the painting and remaining construction works.

 

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple Inauguration · —
Invitation Letter

Most respected Vaishnavs, Devotees and Well-Wishers,

We are offering obeisance at your holy feet and extending this letter of invitation.

By the desire and mercy of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, we are going to inaugurate a new temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math at Sri Nrisighna Palli, Nabadwip, and install the Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda and Sri Sri Laksmi Nrisimhadev on the coming day of Sri Nrisingha-chaturdasi, 29 April 2018 (Sunday).

On this auspicious and very special occasion we humbly pray to everybody to join this festival and take part in the class, kirtan, parikrama, prasad seva, and other devotional activities.

Inauguation Date
29 April 2018 (Sunday)
Address of the Temple
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
Devapalli, Subarna Behar,
West Bengal, pin 741315
+91 97 32113285
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

Servant of Sri-Guru-Gaura-Nityananda's servants,
Tridandi-Bhiksu Sri Bhakti Nirmal Acharya
(Current President Sevaite-Acharya)


শ্রীশ্রীগুরু-গৌরাঙ্গৌ জয়তঃ
শ্রীচৈতন্য-সারস্বত মঠ তথা শ্রীচৈতন্য-সারস্বত মঠের শাখা মন্দির
শ্রীনৃসিংহপল্লীর নবনির্মিত শ্রীমন্দিরে শুভ উদ্ধোধন
ও শ্রীশ্রীগৌরানিত্যানন্দ-শ্রীশ্রীলক্ষ্মীনৃসিংহদেব জিউ
শ্রীবিগ্রহগণের প্রতিষ্ঠা মহামহোৎসবের
নিমন্ত্রণ পত্র

বিপুল সম্মান পুরঃসর নিবেদন—
    পূজনীয় বৈষ্ণববৃন্দ ও সজ্জনবৃন্দ,
    যথাযথ দণ্ডবৎ প্রণতি জ্ঞাপনান্তে সবিনয় নিবেদন এই যে, মদীয় শ্রীগুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ পরমারাধ্য শ্রীমদ্ভক্তিসুন্দর গোবিন্দ দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজ, মদীয় পরমগুরদেব বিশ্বব্যাপী শ্রীচৈতন্য সারস্বত মঠাদি প্রতিষ্ঠানের প্রতিষ্ঠাতা ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল শ্রীভক্তি রক্ষক শ্রীধর দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজের ও শ্রীগুরুবর্গের তথা ভগবান শ্রীল ভক্তি সিদ্ধান্ত সরস্বতী গোস্বামী ঠাকুরের কৃপায় প্রকাশিত শ্রীনৃসিংহপল্লীতে (সুবর্ণবিহার, পশ্চিমবঙ্গ) শ্রীচৈতন্য সারস্বত মঠে তাঁদের কৃপা প্রার্থনা মুখে, পূজনীয় বৈষ্ণববৃন্দের উপস্থিতিতে আগামী ২৯শে এপ্রিল ২০১৮ রবিবারে নবনির্মিত শ্রীমন্দির প্রতিষ্ঠা ও উপরিল্লিখিত শ্রীবিগ্রহগণের প্রতিষ্ঠা মহোৎসবের অভিলাষ করছি ।
    এই উপলক্ষ্যে উক্ত দিবসে শ্রীমঠে বিশেষ ধর্মসভা, পাঠ কীর্ত্তন, পরিক্রমা ও মহাপ্রসাদ বিতরণাদি ভক্তাঙ্গ সমূহ পালনের বিশেষ আয়োজন করা হচ্ছে ।
    এই শুভ অনুষ্ঠানে আপনাদের সকলের উপস্থিতি ও সর্ব্বপ্রকার সহযোগিতা বিনীত ভাবে প্রার্থনা করি ।

শ্রীচৈতন্য সারস্বত মঠ
শ্রীনৃসিংহপল্লী (দেবপল্লী), সুবর্ণবিহার
১৫শ বৈশাখ ১৪২৫ সাল
ফোন- ০৯১ ৯৭৩২১১৩২৮৫
নিবেদক—
শ্রীগুরু-গৌর-নিত্যানন্দ জন কিঙ্কর
ত্রিদণ্ডীভিক্ষু শ্রীভক্তিনির্ম্মল আচার্য্য
(বর্তমান সভাপতি আচার্য্য)

 

 

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Proper Positioning
'It is not easy to take sannyas, but it is very easy to fall down: if you can avoid kanak, kamini, pratistha and give them to their proprietors, then you will have no problem and you will not fall down.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Gora knows your thoughts, so how will you cheat Him? When you are sincere, you will understand Gora's teachings.”

Gurudev did not leave us here only for eating, sleeping, and to just maintain
the body—he left us for preaching Krishna consciousness.

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