MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

DECEMBER 2018

 

Sat, 1 December 2018:
Devotional Relationship
"Days are passing very quickly while we waste time on so many nonsense things, on sleeping, eating, enjoying. We must learn something from Gurudev. We must have full surrender, and surrender means not just saying it with your mouth—you must show what your surrender is."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 16 October 2018)

Отношения преданных [16 октября 2018, часть 3]
«Дни проходят очень быстро, а мы тратим время на так много бесполезных дел, на сон, еду и наслаждение. Мы должны учиться на примере Гурудева. Мы должны предаться полностью. „Предаться“ значит не просто говорить на словах: мы должны показать, какое у нас самопредание».

 

— · Sri Vyasa Puja Invitation · —
Dear Godbrothers and Sisters, Devotees and Friends,
This year, the supremely auspicious day of the divine advent of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Ananta-sri-vibhusita Paramahamsa-kula-chudamani Jagad-Guru Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj manifests on a Monday, 24 December 2018.
On this day, the members of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, under the guidance and in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of the worshippable President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Sri Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, shall hold a special programme of worship, revered offerings, kirtan, lectures, glorification of Sri Guru and Vaishnavs, as well as prasad distribution and many other devotional activities.
We shall feel obliged to have the kind company of you and your friends for this celebration to enhance this great festival at our centres in India, as well as branches worldwide.

 

Sun, 2 December 2018:
No Mercy—No Nothing
"We can practise Krishna consciousness life, we can practise the proper conception only by the mercy and will of Gurudev. Without the mercy of Gurudev, we cannot do anything. Without Gurudev's mercy it is impossible to serve Gurudev or understand Gurudev."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 1 December 2018)

Нет милости — нет ничего [1 декабря 2018, часть 1]
«Мы можем практиковать жизнь в сознании Кришны, практиковать подлинное учение лишь по милости и воле Гурудева. Без милости Гурудева мы ничего не можем сделать: без милости Гурудева невозможно служить Гурудеву или понять Гурудева».

 

Mon, 3 December 2018: (Sri Utpanna ekadasi)
Preaching in Baduria (Khamarpara)
(2 December 2018 | 19 photographs, 2 Mb)
To the joy of the devotees and nourishment of all assembled fortunate souls, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends two large preaching programmes in the district of Basirhat on Sunday.

In Earnest
"You should have some good brain to understand how to serve the Guru and Guru-varga. Ask your heart sincerely—how much of your life have you sacrificed for your Guru, for the Mission, for Krishna consciousness? Can you sacrifice 100% or even 50% of your life?"
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 1 December 2018)

Всерьез [1 декабря 2018, часть 2]
«Для того, чтобы понять, как служить Гуру и Гуру-варге, нужно иметь хорошие мозги. Спросите у своего сердца со всех искренностью: какой процент вашей жизни вы отдали вашему Гуру, миссии, сознанию Кришны? Можете ли принести в жертву 100% или хотя бы 50% жизни?»

 


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)
Yogini Ekadasi

 

Tue, 4 December 2018:
No Joyriding
"You must understand that devotees are giving money from their hearts so that you could come to India to serve me—so it is necessary to serve properly. When you come to serve your Guru, you must be serious: 'I will follow Krishna consciousness properly.'"
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 9 min | 1 December 2018)

Не место для развлечений [1 декабря 2018, часть 3]
«Ты должен понять, что преданные дают тебе деньги от всего сердца, чтобы ты мог приехать в Индию служить мне; поэтому, когда ты приезжаешь, необходимо служить как следует Когда приходишь служить Гуру, нужно быть серьезным: „Я буду искренне следовать сознанию Кришны“».

Preaching in Basirhat
(3 December 2018 | 6 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj spends Sri Utthan Ekadasi in Basirhat, continuing the preaching programme there. Sharing a few photographs from the midday programme.

 


In Honour of Sri Narahari Sarkar:

Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj: "Narahari Sarkar belongs to the section of devotees who are more fond of Krishna-lila. Their vision is, 'We do not recognise You to be a sannyasi! You are that Krishna of Vrindavan, we know You well! Here, You have only put on a garment—You are wrapping Yourself in the garment of a sannyasi—but it is Your external acquaintance. We know well who You really are and we must admit that we do not like this forged identity of Yours.' This is their temperament. Rather, they feel much pain, 'What is the necessity for You to be practising penances as a sannyasi, going through so many hardships, not taking food properly, not resting in a proper bed, etc.? Our hearts are aching, but You do not care for that. How can we tolerate all these things?' That is their nature and complaint to Mahaprabhu. They feel that it is all a sham."

Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhura Sochaka
A song composed by Srila Narahari Thakur in glorification of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu's life, character, and service. Bengali verses and English transliteration.

Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu [Purport to Sri Jiva Goswami Prabhur Sochaka]
"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."
Download the audio (8 Mb, 23 min)

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

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"Nityananda is my wealth, Gaurachandra is my lord, my very life is the Divine Couple. Advaita Acharya is my strength, Gadadhar is my family, and Narahari is my play and pastimes."

 

Wed, 5 December 2018:
Preaching in Basirhat
(3-4 December 2018 | 6 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
Photographs from the last two programmes (Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon) held in Basirhat district and attended by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

 

Thu, 6 December 2018:
Nurture Service Life
"It is necessary to have a strongest desire to serve. We must be serious in our spiritual life. For money, name and fame, for their own interest people go here and there, tasting everything like prostitutes. Krishna consciousness life is not like that."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 1 December 2018)

Заботьтесь о служении [1 декабря 2018, часть 4]
«Необходимо иметь очень сильное желание служить. Будьте серьезны в духовной жизни. Ради денег, ради имени и славы, ради собственных интересов люди мечутся из места в место, пробуя все, как проститутки. Это не сознание Кришны».

 

Fri, 7 December 2018: (Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhaktiranjan Prabhu)
Auspicious Arrival: Kadigachha and Betur
(6 December 2018 | 17 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj makes a brief visit to the nearly completed temple of Sri Sada Siva in Kadigachha, as well as the temple in Betur.

 

 

Srestharyya Sripad Jagabandhu Das Adhikari (From The Harmonist)
"THE day before the close of the spiritual Exhibition that had been organised in the spacious compound of the Gaudiya-Math, which function formed the concluding, activity of the long series of the festivities of the auspicious Inauguration of the New Buildings of the Math, Srestharyya Sripad Jagabandhu Das Adhikari Bhaktiranjan, the donor and architect of those superb Buildings, took his departure from the scene of unique devotional labours with the supreme satisfaction that his soul had at last found and successfully performed his duty to Godhead and humanity...."

 

Sat, 8 December 2018:
The Tenth Offence
"Surrender is first and foremost. The tenth offence was kept for the last: if you chant the Holy Name but the mood of 'I' and 'mine' does not go away, then you must understand that your chanting is not the Holy Name, it has all been Nama-aparadh."

Десятое оскобление [2 декабря 2018]
«Предание важнее всего. Десятое оскорбление приберегли напоследок: если человек повторяет Святое Имя, но это настроение, когда человек только думает в рамках „я“ и „мое“, не уходит, тогда нужно понимать, что такое повторение не является Святым Именем, это все Нама-апарадха».

Vaishnav Seva in Vrindavan
(7 December 2018 | 5 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
Photographs from the Vaishnav seva festival held in the memory and honour of Sripad Daityadas Prabhu, a long term servitor in the temples at Sri Govardhan and Sri Vrindavan, who passed away on 4 December 2018.

 

Sun, 9 December 2018:
Preaching Programme in Tarakeshwar
(8 December 2018 | 20 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a large preaching programme arranged by the devotees in Tarakeshwar. Sharing the photographs taken during the evening programme on the first day.

Evening arati
• Sri Gaura Arati (Kiba jaya jaya Gaurachander) • Sri Saraswat Arati (Jayare jayare jaya gaura-sarasvati) • Hare Krishna maha-mantra • Jaya dhvani.
Download the audio (10 Mb, 28 min | 8 December 2018)

Evening class
• Vandana • Jaiva dharma • Tarakeshwar temple background • Mahaprabhu's advent and stay in Puri • Human birth and promise • Sadhus' mission • Daily service in Krishna's family • Kali-yuga's dharma • Devotee and barber • Real connection through a real Guru • Harinam and Nama-aparadh • Conscious service
Download the audio (35.7 Mb, 99 min | 8 December 2018 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 10 December 2018:
"O Vaishnav Thakur!" [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We cannot have the darshan of Lord Siva with these eyes. Do we have the eyes? We have the eyes for maya—we always see the things of illusory world. Devotees pray to Lord Siva for forgiveness of their offences. If you ask him for forgiveness, he is very merciful, he can remove your offences..."

«О вайшнав тхакур!» [9 декабря 2018]
«Этими глазами мы не можем получить даршан Господа Шивы. Есть ли у нас глаза? У нас есть глаза для майи: мы только видим вещи иллюзорного мира. Преданные молятся Господу Шиве о прощении оскорблений. Если вы попросите у него прощения, он очень милостив и может устранить ваши оскорбления».

Preaching Programme in Tarakeshwar: Day Two
(9 December 2018 | 29 photographs, 2.7 Mb)
The second part of the preaching programme in Tarakeshwar: His Divine Grace leads Harinam sankirtan to the temple of Sri Taraknath Sivji Maharaj in downtown Tarakeshwar and blesses devotees with the further flow of Hari-katha.

Morning class
• Always chant Krishna Nam • Karma and seva: poison and benefit • Darshan of Lord Siva • Feet dust • Brahma's disillusionment • Maya Devi attacks the weak • Meaning of asirvad (blessing) • Jivan Chakravarti and Sanatan Goswami's touchstone • Having no faith is greatest offence • Mahaprabhu's talk with Ramananda Ray • Prahlad Maharaj's devotion • Jiva souls' coming and going • Indra's curse • Jaiva dharma • Humility • Read books and practise sincerely • Sanatan Goswami's Vaishnav seva • Draupadi's Vaishnava seva • Leaving visaya (Sanatan Goswami, Raghunath Das Goswami)
Download the audio (32.9 Mb, 93 min | 9 December 2018 | Bengali)

Morning programme kirtans
• Gurudev krpa-bindu diya • Ei-bara karuna kara Vaisnava Gosai • Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Raya • Gaurangera duti pada • Bhaja re bhaja re amara • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download the audio (14.2 Mb, 40 min | 9 December 2018)

 

Tue, 11 December 2018:
What Is Vaishnav Seva? [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We did not come here to become Vaishnavs—we must become servants of the servants of Vaishnavs. We must not think how we can please ourselves—we must think how we can please our Gurudev. We must not only say, 'Oh, their feet dust is the means of my subsistence.' We must have faith."

Что такое вайшнава-сева? [9 декабря 2018]
«Мы не приходим сюда для того, чтобы стать вайшнавами: мы должны стать слугами слуг вайшнавов. Мы не должны думать о том, как нам получить удовольствие; мы должны думать о том, как нам принести радость Гурудеву. Мы должны не только повторять: „Пыль с их стоп — мои пять видов пищи“. Мы должны верить в это».

 

Wed, 12 December 2018:
Devious Distractor [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"Chant Hare Krishna and Maya Devi will go away, but she will stand nearby—as soon as you get weak again, she will attack. She is always roaming everywhere waiting to seize you, and once she seizes you she will not let you go."

Козни Майи [9 декабря 2018]
«Повторяйте Харе Кришна, и Майа Деви уйдет, но она останется поблизости: как только вы снова ослабнете, она нападет на вас. Она всегда блуждает повсюду в ожидании, когда на вас можно будет напасть, и когда она вас схватит, она уже не опустит».

 

Thu, 13 December 2018: (Deity Installation Anniversary in Sri Puri Dham)
Sadhus' Blessing [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"People come to me and ask, "Maharaj, give me your blessing (asirvad)." Do you know what kind of blessing we give? May you have a good husband, may you have a good wife, may you have a good job, etc.—we do not wish for this. Vaishnavs go house to house distributing such wealth to people by which all the things of this world seem insignificant."

Благословения садху [9 декабря 2018]
«Люди приходят ко мне, предлагают поклоны и просят: „Махарадж, пожалуйста, благословите“. Вы знаете, какое благословение мы даем? Пусть у тебя будет хороший муж, хорошая жена, хорошая работа — мы не желаем ничего такого. Вайшнавы ходят от дома к дому, раздавая такое великое сокровище, что, обретя его, все вещи этого мира теряют всякую ценность».

 


Puri Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math: Jagannathdev and His Dham
Chapter 23 from Affectionate Guidance by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj that relates the history of our Puri Temple, Deities and the proper mood when visiting Sri Puri Dham.

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)

First Visit to Sri Puri Dham
"This temple was made by the mercy of Gurudev, although it is a very small temple, but it is very nice and sweet. I came to Puri first time through service—without service Gurudev would not have sent me here and I would not come myself."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 6 April 2013)

 

On the Way to Sri Puri Dham (Divine Guidance, chapter 2):
"We are not going sightseeing but we are going to a place of pilgrimage, a holy place. Going there will purify us—body, mind, and soul."

 

Fri, 14 December 2018:
Wait No More [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"You have found a bona fide Guru—there is no need to wait any longer! Take shelter of the lotus feet of Gurudev and all these miseries will be over. Have faith. Promise to me that you will not forget Krishna."

Не нужно ждать [9 декабря 2018]
«Вы нашли подлинного гуру: вам больше не нужно ждать, не нужно откладывать! Примите убежище у лотосных стоп Гурудева, и всем этим страданиям настанет конец. Верьте. Пообещайте мне, что не забудете Кришну».

 

Sat, 15 December 2018:
Our Identity [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"As you sow so you reap—if I cannot chant the Holy Name in this life, I will have to come back next life. There are 37 000 jiva souls standing in the queue at every moment, and only one of them gets a human birth. What happens to the rest of the 36 999 souls?"

Кто мы [9 декабря 2018]
«Что посеешь, то и пожнешь. Если в этой жизни я не смогу повторять Святое Имя, мне придется вернуться в следующей жизни, и никто не знает, что за жизнь я получу. Каждое мгновение в очереди стоит 37 000 душ и лишь одна из них получает человеческое рождение. Что происходит с остальными 36 999 душами?»

 

16 December 2018 (Sun):
Religion of the Soul [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We are eternal servants of Krishna. This is what we have forgotten, and this is what Gurus come to this world to remind us about. We preach jaiva-dharma—religion of the soul. We all have one religion—this religion is service to the Lord, chanting the Name of the Lord."

Религия души [9 декабря 2018]
«Мы вечные слуги Кришны. Об этом-то мы и забыли, и как раз для того, чтобы напомнить нам об этом, гуру и приходят в этот мир. Мы проповедуем джайва-дхарму: религию души. У нас всех одна религия, и эта религия — служение Богу, повторение Имени Бога».

 

17 December 2018 (Mon):
The Wanted and The Unwanted [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We do not have time to chant the Holy Name, but we have time to talk and gossip with others. This is a waste of time. Days are passing; practise Krishna consciousness. Set some time aside to practise Krishna consciousness. In devotional practice, many unwanted things, many bad qualities come—we must be always alert and careful with that."

Желательное и нежелательное [9 декабря 2018]
«У нас нет времени повторять Святое Имя, но у нас есть время на разговоры и сплетни. Это пустая трата времени. Время идет, практикуйте сознание Кришны. Находите время для служения гуру, вайшнавам, Бхагавану. В преданной практике возникает много нежелательных вещей, много плохих качеств. Мы должны быть внимательны и осторожны с этим».

 

Tue, 18 December 2018: (Sri Moksada Ekadasi)
Preaching in Khatmandu (December 2018 | 50 photographs, 3.5 Mb)
Spreading his causeless mercy and carrying the ever-victorious banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Nepal as a part of the current extensive preaching programmes. Sharing photographs from the first part of the tour taking place in Kathmandu: numerous preaching programmes at schools and devotees' homes arranged by the devotees for the benefit of the fortunate souls.

Preaching in Jhapa (December 2018 | 24 photographs, 1.7 Mb)
Photographs from the second part of the tour in Jhapa district: His Divine Grace attends further programmes at schools and devotees' homes, as well as bestows special mercy in the form of Sri Harinam onto the fortunate seekers.

 

Preaching in Kakarvitta (December 2018 | 29 photographs, 2.7 Mb)
At the end of the Nepalese tour, His Divine Grace visits Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math preaching centre in Kakarvitta, after which returns with the devotees to India via Siliguri.

 

 


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)
Yogini Ekadasi

 

Wed, 19 December 2018:
Pitfalls of Vaishnav Seva [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"If you do Vaishnav seva, you will get good result, but if you become proud of yourself or some pratistha comes to you, then you will be in danger. If you indulge your ego and run behind pratistha, then you will become very heavy and your boat will sink. Always be careful that such things do not come to your heart."

Подводные камни вайшнава-севы [9 декабря 2018]
«Если вы совершаете вайшнава-севу, вы обретете хороший результат, но если вы начнете гордиться собой или у вас появится пратиштха, тогда вы в беде. Если же будете потакать эго и гнаться за пратиштхой, тогда станете тяжелым и лодка пойдет ко дну. Будьте всегда осторожны, чтобы такие вещи не появились у вас в сердце».

 

Thu, 20 December 2018:
Beyond Visaya [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We must remember how these great Vaishnavs maintained their life, how they lived, how they served the Lord. If you want to be a devotee, you must hear, read, and follow these things. If we do not practise Krishna consciousness, then this life is useless."

Отторжение от вишайи [9 декабря 2018]
«Мы должны помнить о том, как жили эти великие вайшнавы, как они служили Богу. Если хотите стать преданным, нужно слушать, читать и следовать всему этому. Если мы не будем практиковать сознание Кришны, тогда эта жизнь бесполезна».

 

Fri, 21 December 2018:
Strong Heart
"You must be strong. Sometimes, it is necessary to have a strong mind, a strong heart. When we are weak in our practice of Krishna consciousness, when we do not practise Krishna consciousness properly, then all kinds of maya will attack us."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | December 2018)

Будьте сильны духом [декабрь 2018]
«Вы должны быть сильным. Иногда необходимо быть сильным духом, нужно иметь сильный ум и сердце. Когда мы ослабеваем в практике сознания Кришны, когда мы не практикуем сознание Кришны как следует, на нас нападает всевозможная майа».

 

Sat, 22 December 2018:
Seed of Devotion
"You have already joined Krishna's family, you are serving Krishna's devotees, and now you are going to take the holy seed of devotion. If you take proper care of that seed, it will one day grow into a tree and you will get the fruit—you will get taste through that chanting. It is necessary to chant the Holy Name for that."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | December 2018)

Семя преданности [декабрь 2018]
«Вы уже присоединились к семье Кришны, служите преданным Кришны и сейчас получаете святое семя преданности. Если Вы будете хорошо заботиться об этом семени, из него однажды вырастет дерево и Вы получите плоды: благодаря повторению Святого Имени вы обретете вкус. Для этого необходимо повторять Святое Имя».

 

Sun, 23 December 2018: (Sri Vyasa Puja Adhivas)
Look after the Seed
"Gurudev gives a bhakti-lata-bij and we think this is sufficient for us, but this is a mistake, it is wrong. Nitya seva, eternal service is necessary. We are eternal servitors of the Lord, eternal servitors of Gurudev, so you must serve every day with sincerity and chastity."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 10 min | 5 December 2018)

Уход за семенем преданности [5 декабря 2018]
«Гурудев дает бхакти-лата-биджу, и мы думаем, что этого достаточно, но это ошибка, это неверно. Необходима нитья-сева (вечное служение). Мы — вечные слуги Господа, вечные слуги Гурудева, поэтому мы должны служить каждый день, с искренностью и целомудрием».

The Divine Servitor
Printed in December 1990, this is the first printed publication made from lectures of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and it is a jewel full of spiritual nourishment, encouragement and guidance, explaining the pitfalls, the ups and downs a divine servitor faces on the path of their practising life and divine service.
Available now for online reading and download.

 

Other books by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:


Dignity of the Divine Servitor
December 1991
 
Golden Reflections
April 1992

 
Divine Guidance
May 1993

  The Benedictine Tree of Divine Aspiration
December 1993

Affectionate Guidance
March 2004

  Religion of the Heart
July 2006

  The Nectarean Glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
February 2009
  Other publications available for download:
Revealed Truth
Divine Message
In Search of the Original Source
Life's Destination
Articles

 

In honour of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's holy Sri Vyasa Puja:


This day in 2011:

Sri Guru: Merciful Shelter
"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..."

Practise Carefully
"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."

Practise. Serve. Believe.
"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."
Download the audio (13.9 Mb, 41 min | 11 December 2011 | Bengali)

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)

 


This day in 2014:

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)

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)

 


This day in 2015:

Sri Vyasa Puja Festival Adhivas
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 class):
Download the audio (32.4 Mb, 95 min | 26 December 2015 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 24 December 2018: (Holy Appearance Day of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Do Not Forget Gurudev
"I am praying to you! Please do not forget our Gurudev. You have taken initiation from him, you must try to understand what he told. Always remember him, his advice, his guidance. Remember all this properly, then you will be successful in your spiritual life."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 5 December 2018)

Не забывайте Гурудева [5 декабря 2018]
«Я молю вас! Пожалуйста, не забывайте нашего Гурудева. Вы получили у него посвящение, вы должны постараться понять, что он говорил. Всегда помните о его советах, всегда помните его наставления. Помните об этом как следует, и вы будете успешны в духовной жизни».

 

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."

 

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 Vyasa Puja, 2010: Bengali Class
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's Bengali lecture given on the holy day of Sri Vyasa Puja of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on 23 December 2010:
Download (16.4 Mb, 46 min)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

Скоро Вьяса Пуджа Гурудева
«Лила Гурудева продолжается, но это могут видеть лишь удачливые души, поэтому в день его явления мы должны задействовать всех в служении. Каждый из нас по мере своих способностей должен служить дню его явления — телом, умом, или речью».

Служение: доказательство любви
«Каждый год мы все вместе устраиваем этот праздник, и в этот день мы должны обещать: Гурудев дает нам еще один год жизни, и на протяжении этого еще одного года мы будем задействовать себя в служении Гуру».

Любовь к Гуру: служение и ответственность
«Мы всегда заняты своими собственными интересами и поисками наслаждения, но нужно понять: кого мы любим больше — своего Гуру или себя? Мы должны понять это сами для себя, в сердце. Если мы больше любим Гуру, то мы должны и служить больше: мы должны уделять своему Гуру больше времени».

Гурудев: его пример и учение
«Гурудев поклорил весь мир своей любовью. Во многих странах люди не знают английского языка или не очень хорошо понимают его, но они поняли Гурудева сердцем».

 

Tue, 25 December 2018:
Our Divine Master
"Sometimes some problem comes in our spiritual life, but we should not be disheartened because of that. Gurudev said, 'Wherever you live you must continue your practising life.' We must follow this."
Download the audio (4 Mb, 11 min | 4 December 2017)

Grand Festival in Honour of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Divine Appearance Day
(24 December 2018 | 32 photographs, 2.9 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj presides over the grand Sri Vishva Vaishnava Raja Sabha in honour of the divine appearance of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: a sweet flow of kirtans and Hari-katha, glorification of Srila Gurudev, Vaishnav seva and prasad-seva among the principal highlights of this glorious day.

Sri Vyasa Puja Adhivas
(23 December 2018 | 40 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
Photographs taking during the eve of the festival in honour of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's divine appearance day held in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj at the temple in Sri Nrisingha Palli: preparations are in full swing as devotees begin to arrive from all corners of India to participate and witness the grand festival.

Наш духовный учитель [4 декабря 2017]
«Иногда в духовной жизни появляются проблемы, но мы не должны падать из-за этого духом. Гурудев говорил: „Где бы вы ни жили, вы должны продолжать практиковать“. Мы должны следовать этому».

 

Thu, 27 December 2018:
Gurudev's Teaching and Pastimes
"Srila Sridhar Maharaj always depended on Gurudev in everything. So many sannyasis, so many great scholars came to him, but he finally chose our Gurudev as his successor. We can see then how much love and affection he had for him."
Download the audio (3.7 Mb, 11 min | 4 December 2017)

Учение и деяния Гурудева [4 декабря 2017]
«Он всегда и во всем полагался на него. К нему приходило так много санньяси, так много ученых личностей, но он в итоге выбрал Гурудева и избрал его своим преемником. Можно понять, как сильно он его любил, как сильно он о нем заботился».

 

Wed, 26 December 2018: (Disappearance of Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur)
Visiting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Betur
(25 December 2018 | 10 photographs, 1 Mb)
Much to the joy of the local devotees, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Temple in Betur on the way from Nrisingha Palli and holds a Vaishnav seva programme there.

Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja
(LONDON | 24 December 2018 | 31 photographs, 2.8 Mb)
Photographs taken during the festival programme at the Temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Feltham, London, the UK, in the association of Sripad B.H. Mahayogi Maharaj, fortunate devotees, friends and well-wishers.

Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja
(TICUL | 24 December 2018 | 22 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj leading a festival programme at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Ticul, Yucatan, Mexico, held by the local devotee community.

 

 

sri-siddhanta-sarasvatiti vidito gaudiya-gurv-anvaye
bhato bhanuriva prabhata-gagane yo gaura-sankirtanaih
mayavada-timingilodara-gatan uddhrtya jivaniman
krsna-prema-sudhabdhi-gahana-sukham pradat prabhum tam bhaje
"I serve my lord, who is known as Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Within the Gaudiya sampradaya's lineage of Gurus, he shines like the sun in the morning sky. Through the sankirtan of Sriman Mahaprabhu he rescues the souls engulfed within the belly of the timingila of illusionism and bestows upon them the ecstasy of swimming in the nectarean ocean of divine love for Krishna."

About Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad
A brief biographical compilation dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad taken from a lecture of Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

 


In honour of Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad:

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)

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)

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)

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)

Vaisnav Ke? (An Appeal to Your Mind)
"We do not want to stay in the temple because there are so many rules and regulations—everything has to be maintained at a certain time, and if you live alone, nobody will tell you anything, but you will be losing your devotional activities. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that nirjan bhajan is self-deception."
Download the audio (6.3 Mb, 19 min | 6 March 2016)

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!"

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?"

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."

 

Fri, 28 December 2018:
A Perfect Disciple
"It is those who can take Gurudev's responsibility that can be a Guru. Only taking a mantra does not make one a disciple—one who can take their Gurudev's responsibility, who can take away pain from their Gurudev, is called a perfect disciple."
Download the audio (3.7 Mb, 7 min | 4 December 2017)

Evening Kirtans: Sri Vyasa Puja Adhivas 2017
• Vandana • Krsna haite sevon mukha (Sri Guru Parampara) • Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Emona durmati samsara bhitare • Jaya Radha-Madhava • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download the audio (12.7 Mb, 36 min | 4 December 2017)

Совершенный ученик [4 декабря 2017]
«Гуру, преемником может стать тот, кто берет на себя все заботы Гурудева. Тот, кто берет на себя всю боль своего Гуру, является настоящим учеником. Если человек просто берет мантру, это не означает, что он становится учеником. Совершенным учеником называют того, кто берет на себя заботы Гурудева, кто может забрать у Гурудева боль».

Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja
(CARACAS | 24 December 2018 | 39 photographs, 2.5 Mb)
Photographs taken during the festival programme at the Temple of Sri Sri Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurachandra Prabhu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Caracas, Venezuela, joyfully celebrated by the devotees and friends of the Mission.

 

Sun, 30 December 2018:
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja Hari-Katha
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj invites the worshippable "Dham-alankar" [jewels of the Dham] Vaishnavs from Sri Gauda Mandal to speak about the glories of Om Vishnupad Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the holy assembly on his appearance day. His Divine Grace himself speaks humbly at the end of the class recalling Srila Gurudev's appearance as Lord Siva's son, Srila Gurudev's coming to the Math and serving the Math, and how His Divine Grace had to promote proper respect to Srila Gurudev's position in the early days, concluding with a prayer to all the Vaishnavs for their mercy and to be able to serve them."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 130 min | 24 Dec. 2018 | Bengali)

Preaching In Uluberia (30 December 2018 | 33 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a large three-day preaching programme organised by the devotees in Uluberia. Many of the devotees from this locality come to every festival and parikrama programme of the Math giving their hearts and hands to the service of Sri Gurupadpadma and the Mission. Sharing photographs taken during the afternoon programme on the last of the three days.

 

Sat, 29 December 2018:
SONG: Atma-nivedana tuya pade | আত্মনিবেদন, তুয়া পদে
"By surrendering myself at Your feet, I have become supremely happy. All my distress has gone away, I have no more anxiety, and I see ecstasy in all directions."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 24 December 2018)

SONG: Dasavidha Nama-Aparadha | দশবিধ নামাপরাধ
"Great souls who avoid these ten offences and engage in Hari-nam-sankirtan attain unprecedented Sri Krishna-prema, and the Name Himself forever sports within their hearts."
Download the audio (46.3 Mb, 7 min | 24 December 2018)

 

Sun, 30 December 2018:
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja Hari-Katha
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj invites the worshippable "Dham-alankar" [jewels of the Dham] Vaishnavs from Sri Gauda Mandal to speak about the glories of Om Vishnupad Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the holy assembly on his appearance day. His Divine Grace himself speaks humbly at the end of the class recalling Srila Gurudev's appearance as Lord Siva's son, Srila Gurudev's coming to the Math and serving the Math, and how His Divine Grace had to promote proper respect to Srila Gurudev's position in the early days, concluding with a prayer to all the Vaishnavs for their mercy and to be able to serve them."
Download the audio (46.3 Mb, 130 min | 24 Dec. 2018 | Bengali)

Preaching In Uluberia (30 December 2018 | 33 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a large three-day preaching programme organised by the devotees in Uluberia. Many of the devotees from this locality come to every festival and parikrama programme of the Math giving their hearts and hands to the service of Sri Gurupadpadma and the Mission. Sharing photographs taken during the afternoon programme on the last of the three days.

 

Mon, 31 December 2018:
New Year Message
"Today is the last day of 2018 and tomorrow is the first of January of 2019. We are going to start a new year and I am praying to Gurudev, I am praying to everybody that next year everyone will continue their life and days for the service of Gurudev..."
Download the audio (3.6 Mb, 10 min | 31 December 2018)

Новогоднее послание [31 декабря 2018]
«Сегодня последний день 2018 года, а завтра первое января 2019 года. Мы начинаем новый год, и я молюсь Гурудеву, молюсь всем, чтобы все продолжали проводить жизнь и дни в служении Гурудеву...»

Srila Gurudev's Sri Vyasa Puja: Vaishnav Seva
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj speaks on the morning of Srila Gurudev's divine appearance day to the devotees, explaining the meaning and proper mood of Vaishnav seva, recalling various pastimes of Sri Guru and Vaishnav seva."
Download the audio (28.4 Mb, 80 min | 24 Dec. 2018 | Bengali)

 


Other related posts:

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
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj addressing the devotees worldwide, expressing his wishes and blessings for the new 2015: "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 (0.5 Mb, 2 min | 31 December 2014 | Video).

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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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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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."
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Birth and Death: Family Bond
'If your relative dies today, what can you do? Nothing. If you have a strongest faith, then you know 'I have a service to my Guru. If he protects them, no one can destroy them.' Every time we change our body we always get a father and a mother, what can you do?'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Gora Ray says to both householders and renunciants, 'Brothers, see to it that a day does not pass without chanting the Name.'”

You cannot use stri for yourself—a wife is for service, not for enjoyment.

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