MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

FEBRUARY 2019

 

Fri, 1 February 2019:
News from Kadigachha and Rice Collection
(30-31 January 2019 | 31 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
After a brief visit to the temples in Sri Nrisingha Palli and Kadigachha, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj commences the annual rice collection at the rice mills in West Bengal for the upcoming festivals.

 

Sat, 2 February 2019:
Rice Collection
(1 February 2019 | 14 photographs, 1 Mb)
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the annual rice collection for the upcoming festivals in Sri Ekachakra Dham and Sri Nabadwip Dham.

 

Rice Collection
(2 February 2019 | 11 photographs, 0.8 Mb)
Pictures taken during the third day of the annual rice collection for the upcoming festivals, as well the evening class of His Divine Grace.

 

 

Sun, 3 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Clasping for Shelter
"It is said that Nityananda Prabhu is actually very hidden (esoteric)—it is very difficult to find Him. Unless one is a very fortunate soul, one can never find Him."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 27 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 4 February 2019:
Rice Collection
(3 February 2019 | 12 photographs, 0.7 Mb)
More photographs from the rice collection: His Divine Grace spends all Sunday travelling mill to mill collecting rice the upcoming festivals and preaching.

 

 

Tue, 5 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: You Be an Instrument
"Gurudev and the Lord are the drivers and we are only Their instruments. If you serve Vaishnavs, then the Lord Himself will come to serve you—the Lord Himself will come and do the service through you. It is necessary to have such faith, to always think about this."
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min | 27 January 2018 | Bengali)

Rice Collection
(4 February 2019 | 26 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Photographs from the last day of rice collection: having approached dozens of rice mill managers and owners every day, preaching to them the conception of Sriman Mahaprabhu and inviting them for Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama—manifesting thus in this world his divine preaching and inconceivable pastimes, in five days His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj collects nearly four tons of rice for the temples of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for the coming year. Fortunate are the devotees who participate and witness these pastimes.

 

 

Wed, 6 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Hidden Practice and Broad Preaching
"We pray to you—wherever you go, wherever you stay, only chant Krishna's Name, chant 'Nitai Gaura Hari bol' to yourself. You do not need to show anything to others. If people criticise you, it will be your offence. You must keep your spiritual practice to yourself."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 27 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

Thu, 7 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Love to Death
"When the ego of servitors increases, the Lord can get annoyed. It happened to Uddhav Maharaj also—he thought, 'I always stay with Krishna, I am a big devotee!' but the Lord showed him that the gopis were the greatest devotees. But what are nowadays' wives like?"
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 27 January 2018 | Bengali)

"Kartika": Photography Exhibition
(5 February 2019 | 63 photographs, 3.1 Mb)
Sharing photographs taken during a photography exhibition held by the devotees in Caracas at the Celarg Foundation (House of Latin American Studies Rómulo Gallegos) on behalf of the Krishna Consciousness Foundation and the Embassy of India in Venezuela.

 

 

Fri, 8 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Ditching the World
"We have come here by a great fortune. Not everybody can come here. We must take the dust of this place, we must take prasad at this place. Do you see our condition? We must cry, 'When will material attachment be removed from my heart? When will that happen?'"
Download the audio (5.2 Mb, 15 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 9 February 2019:
Masterminding the Escape
"If you take a tip of a hair and divide it ten thousand times, this is the size of the soul—but we are so proud, we think we are so great. It is all useless. Only if you get the mercy of sadhus and Guru, can Maya be defeated. Otherwise not. Maya always surrounds us."
Download the audio (4 Mb, 12 min | Bengali)

 

Sun, 10 February 2019: (Sri Vasanta Panchami)
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Look for Purity
"You have two cups with milk. Both look the same, but if you drink one you will get nourishment and if you drink the other one that has snake poison in it you will die. If you hear the Holy Name, you will get benefit, but if you hear Nama-aparadh, you will die."
Download the audio (3.7 Mb, 11 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

 


In Honour of Sri Vasanta Panchami:

Sri Vishnupriya Devi:
- Clearing Obstacles
- Vishnupriya Devi's Sacrifice
- Dispatching Sri Damodar Pandit

Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi:

- Householders: Appearance Is Deceptive
Srila Raghunath Das Goswami:
- Mahaprabhu's Teachings to Srila Raghunath Das Goswami
- Breaking Free
- Internal Transformation
- Running From Pratistha
Srila Raghunandan Thakur:
- Vigraha Is Not a Doll
Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur:
- Enthusiasm for Service

 

Mon, 11 February 2019:
"হে প্রভু আমাকে পালন কর !" (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের শরণাগতির সম্বন্ধে হরি-কথামৃত)
"আমি শরণাগত হলাম, এখন আমার কী কাজ ? আমি কিছু সৃষ্টি করব না, তুমি আমাকে তোমার দাস্য রূপে নিযুক্ত কর । কৃষ্ণ আমাদের রক্ষক করেন সব সময়, এটা মনে রাখতে হবে । তোমাকে ছাড়া আমি কাউকেই জানি না ।"
Download the audio (3.6 Mb, 11 min | 22 October 2018 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 12 February 2019: (Appearance of Sri Advaita Prabhu)
Potato Collection in Tarakeshwar
(9-11 February 2019 | 67 photographs, 4.9 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the extensive collection for Sri Gaura Purnima festival: this time, Sri Gurupadpadma travels throughout Tarakeshwar area collecting potato from devotees and farmers, as well as preaching extensively and extending heart-felt invitations to Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama: "Radha Krishna bolo, sange chala, ei matra bhiksa chai—I am begging you for one thing only: come with us and chant 'Radha Krishna'!"

 

Wed, 13 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Sakti
"The Lord has tried to save the souls bounded by maya in so many ways in this Kali-yuga. He was the only child of Hadai Pandit and Padmavati Devi and He left them when He was twelve. Later, He was introduced to Jahnava Devi."
Download the audio (4.7 Mb, 14 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

Thu, 14 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Nityananda Prabhu's Special Gift
"Nityananda Prabhu is 'akrodha-paramananda Nityananda Ray' but that time He got angry—why? For our benefit. Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur wrote Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat, but everyone says that the name is wrong—this book should have been named Sri Nityananda-bhagavat..."
Download the audio (4.7 Mb, 8 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

SONG: Nitai amara dayara avadhi | নিতাই আমার দয়ার অবধি
"O brothers! My Lord Nitai's mercy is limitless! Bestowing His mercy upon the souls of this world He wanders from place to place perpetually offering the great treasure of ecstatic spiritual love to all."

 

Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: "When you go to Ekachakra, you should sing,

ara kabe nitaichand karuna karibe
samsara-vasana mora kabe tuchha ha'be

"When will Nityananda Prabhu give me some mercy? When will material desires be removed from my heart?"

kabe nityananda more kari' daya
chhadaibe mora visayera maya

"When will Nityananda be compassionate to me and relieve me from the mundane illusion?"

kabe habe bala se dina amara
aparadha ghuchi suddha name ruchi
krpa-bale ha'be hrdaye sanchara

"Please tell me, when will that day be mine? When will my offences be removed? When will the taste for the pure Name arise in my heart by the power of mercy?"


About Sri Ekachakra Dham:

Nityananda Prabhu's Land and Mercy
Clasping Nityananda Prabhu's Feet
Ekachakra Festival: Attachment To Prasadam
Sri Ekachakra Dham: History and Glory
At Nityananda Prabhu's Feet

The Nectarean Glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
(Sri Sri Nityananda Mahimamrita, by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

 

Fri, 15 February 2019: (Beginning the Festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham)
Remembering Our Fortune
"We have come here by the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. Without their mercy we cannot be present here. Out of His mercy, Nityananda Prabhu has given us some small place at his birthplace where we can stay."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 14 February 2019)

Arriving in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(14 February 2019 | 32 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
At long last, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives in Sri Ekachakra Dham bringing devotees for the annual festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day. To participate and witness the innumerable services and devotional programmes at this very special place, devotees start flocking from all over the world.

 

Sat, 16 February 2019: (Sri Varaha Dvadasi. Fast on Sri Trisprsa Mahadvadashi)
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj (about the appearance day of Sri Varahadev): "Varahadev is the master of Koladwip. Make a very nice sweet rice offering for Varahadev, with best rice, nuts, raisins, good milk, etc."

Auspicious Morning in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(16 February 2019 | 41 photographs, 2.4 Mb)
Photographs from a very special morning in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat: our family is rejoicing at seeing three new generals taking up the vows and order of renounced life to dedicate their holy lives to the service of the holy lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma. With joy and hopeful pride, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj confers sannyas order onto Rohini Nandan Prabhu (Venezuela), Vesudev Krishna Prabhu (India/Malaysia), and Vraja Kishor Prabhu (Venezuela/UK).

From Sri Ekachakra Dham
(15 February 2019 | 41 photographs, 2.4 Mb)
The day before the beginning of the festival is filled with service: devotees clean the Temple and Smriti Kunja buildings, cook, set rooms and welcome the fortunate devotees coming for Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's festival as His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives morning and evening classes and goes out for collection in the afternoon.

 


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

 

Sun, 17 February 2019: (Appearance Day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu)
Place of Pivotal Pastimes
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj was empowered to protect and distribute Sri Rupa-Raghunath line. He came here in Sri Ekachakra Dham before starting to take disciples, and every year he would send some small donation for the service of Nityananda Prabhu."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 8 min | 14 February 2019)

Evening Programme in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(16 February 2019 | 36 photographs, 2.7 Mb)
Photographs taken during the evening programme: with most of the devotees having arrived from all corners of India, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is quite pleased with the grand attendance of the festival.


Today's programme: In the morning, Lord Varahadev is offered a special offering, after that devotees break fast and at noon make a special offering for Sriman Nityananda Prabhu. His Divine Grace said, "Nityananda Prabhu would not want anyone to fast on this day."


His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "'O Lord, I always make offences, consciously and unconsciously. Please forgive my offences.' We must always think about this on this day."


 

 

Mon, 18 February 2019:
Evening Programme in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(18 February 2019 | 31 photographs, 3.2 Mb)
Photographs taken during the evening arati of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu and the class of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj during which His Divine Grace gives final guidance on proper practice of Krishna consciousness for the devotees to keep it in their hearts while serving at their homes.

Concluding the Festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(18 February 2019 | 5 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
Much to the joy and satisfaction of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the festival has passed in a smooth and happy mood, with an unprecedented attendance this year. Today, having relished kirtans, sadhu-sanga, and holy service to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs, the festival finishes and the devotees start leaving Sri Ekachakra Dham. His Divine Grace repeatedly asks everyone to always remember Sriman Nityananda Prabhu—only only one-two days a year during the festival, but day after day, to cry and pray to Lord Nityananda Prabhu all the time: "You have your Guru, you have your Nityananda Prabhu, what else do you need?"

Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(17 February 2019 | 100 photographs, 8.7 Mb)
Photographs from the grand annual festival in honour of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance observed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat in the shade of the holy lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

Tue, 19 February 2019: (Srila Narottam Das Thakur's disappearance day)
Capture Nityananda Prabhu's Heart
"We must remember this Nityananda Prabhu's appearance festival every day—not only every day, but at every every moment. We can only try to serve Nityananda Prabhu's devotees, Nityananda Prabhu's servitor. That is our only hope. We must understand that this is the only way how we can please Nityananda Prabhu."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 18 February 2019)

 

In honour of Srila Narottam Das Thakur's Appearance Day:

Whole-Hearted Service
"Narottam Das Thakur was born in Sripat Keturi (Bangladesh) and in his life he composed many Vaishnav songs. Actually, all our Guru-varga serve the Lord and serve their Guru whole-heartedly, with body, mind, and speech."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 6 min | 16 June 2010)

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

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

In Praise of Srila Narottam Das Thakur [From Affectionate Guidance]
"Today is the Disappearance Day of Srila Narottam Thakur, so I would like to say a few words to glorify him. Narottam Das Thakur was not just a song writer, he was a great pandit and more than that, he was a devotee of Sri Chaitanyadev."

SONG: Sri-Guru-parampara | শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা
SONG: Thakura vaisnava-gana | ঠাকুর বৈষ্ণবগণ
SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
SONG: Nitai-pada kamala

 

Wed, 20 February 2019:
Sri Vaishnava Calendar for 2019-2020
The calendar of auspicious days, festivals and fasting celebrated and observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for the following year (Sri Gaurabda 534, or 2019-2020) is now available online.

Hope of the Hopeless
"We are fallen souls, we do not know so much about the culture, the rules and regulations, we do not know so many mantras, we do not do anything properly, but we have Nityananda Prabhu—we have hope that if we fully surrender to Nityananda Prabhu, then everything will be revealed."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 18 February 2019)

Returning from Sri Ekachakra Dham
(19 February 2019 | 15 photographs, 1 Mb)
Leaving Sri Ekachakra Dham, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sripat Hapaniya Dham, Kalna Temple, Nrisingha Palli, and Kagidachha before returning to Kolkata to resume the village preaching and bhoga collection.

 

Thu, 21 February 2019:
Preaching Programme in Begampur
(20 February 2019 | 29 photographs, 1.3 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues his tireless non-stop preaching and sets off on a week-long preaching tour around West Bengal, "Preaching is our life, when devotees call and invite me to preach, I cannot refuse, I have to go."

 

Fri, 22 February 2019:
Purifying Shelter
"We are here now by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, and we always pray to Him, "I am a fallen soul, I have no quality and qualification, I am always making offence. Please forgive my offence, please take my service. Please give me shelter at Your lotus feet."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 18 February 2019)

Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(21 February 2019 | 52 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
Photographs from the second day of the preaching programmes that His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends carrying the all-victorious banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to every heart and house.

 

Sat, 23 February 2019:
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(22 February 2019 | 47 photographs, 3.7 Mb)
Third day of the Hooghly preaching passes in an incessant flow of Hari-katha: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends several preaching programmes, gives initiations and bestows his supremely purifying association onto the fortunate souls.

 

Sun, 24 February 2019: (Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prahupad)
Srila Prabhupad: Universal Benefactor
"This is how Prabhupad started preaching the proper conception in this world, and it is owing to him that we are here now, that we can preach now. That is why we must glorify Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 24 February 2019)

Srila Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Day: Kolkata
(24 February 2019 | 22 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
Following the order of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees celebrate the holy appearance day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur at the Dum Dum Park temple in Kolkata.

Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(23 February 2019 | 43 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
Sharing photographs from the fourth day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's extensive preaching programmes in the Hooghly district, West Bengal.

 


In honour of Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad:

"Today is a special day, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's appearance day. If he had not come, where would we get Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Gurudev? If we do not get mercy from Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, without Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, we cannot think about Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj."

— Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj

 

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."

Biography of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad
The first part of the 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. The page shall be updated and expanded in the course of time.

Seeking Srila Saraswati Thakur's Mercy
"I am very happy that we celebrate the days of Srila Saraswati Thakur, Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur together and I am very grateful that you have given me, a lowly person, an asan on this stage... What teachings did Srila Saraswati Thakur give to the world?"
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 16 February 2017 | Bengali)

Srila Prabhupad: Embodiment of Mercy
"Today is the holy appearance day of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad, whom we are here to offer prayers to in the assembly of the devotees. He is Jagad Guru and what he gave to the world, no one else could ever give..."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 28 February 2016)

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)

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)

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)

Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur (Bengali class)
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking on this day in 2015 about Srila Prabhupad's birth, youth, initiation, Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's founding the Yogapith temple, Srila Saraswati Thakur's preaching pastimes, divine power transmission, and vast contribution to the sampradaya.
Download the audio (25.4 Mb, 74 min | 9 February 2015)

Sri Guru Parampara | শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা
"The follower of Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji, the great soul Dayita Das (Srila Saraswati Thakur), whose wealth is Sri Krsna-kirtan, fulfilled the desires of the whole world. He is the dearmost of Sri Varsabhanavi and is always engaged in Her service."

Sujanarvuda-radhita | সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং
"My master, Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, established the religion of the age, Krsna-sankirtan, and is the chief minister of the universal assembly of leading Vaisnavas. His lotus feet are worshipped by millions of virtuous souls and fulfil the desires of those who dispel souls' fears. Eternally I offer my obeisance to my master's worshippable feet."

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!"

Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
"If someone does not consider it necessary to faithfully follow their Guru and the Vaishnavs, their endeavour to serve the Lord is not service to the Lord—it is service to maya."

 

Mon, 25 February 2019: (Appearance of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj)
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(24 February 2019 | 64 photographs, 3.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the extensive preaching programme in Hooghly district (to the north of Kolkata). Sharing photographs from the fifth day.

 

In honour of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj:

divyam dirgha-bhujaravinda-nayanam sarasvatam sundaram
tejo-dipta-vapur budhaika-suhrdam karbura-garvapaham
pasandasura-chanda-danda-dalanam dambhadri-dambholikam
vande vandya-kulabja-bhaskara-vibhum saranga-gosvaminam

"I offer my obeisance unto the beautiful follower of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj. He has a radiant form, long arms, and lotus eyes. He crushes the pride of the wicked and squashes the cruel oppression of the heretics and demons. He is like a thunderbolt on the mountain of hypocrisy. He is the sole friend of the intelligentsia and a shining sun above the lotus of the aristocracy."

(Composed by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

Reviving Srila Prabhupad's Preaching
"...At that time Srila Sridhar Maharaj decided to go to Vrindavan and do bhajan, but when he got some akash dhvani, "What did I give you sannyas for? For your own self?" he hurried away from Vrindavan..."
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The Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came in this world to rescue us, and he created our Guru—by his grace we have got shelter of our bona fide Guru. So, we must worship his lotus feet."
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Godbrothers' Bond
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj tells about the close and reverent relationship that Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj had with his godbrothers, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj, and Srila Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj.
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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: 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."

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."

 

 

Tue, 26 February 2019:
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(25 February 2019 | 55 photographs, 3.8 Mb)
Sixth day of the preaching tour: the programmes continue smooth despite thunderstorms at night. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj tirelessly attend multiple programmes each day nourishing devotees and preaching the pure teachings of Sriman Mahaprabhu, going house to house, heart to heart.

 

Wed, 27 February 2019:
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
(26 February 2019 | 50 photographs, 2.2 Mb)
Seventh day of the preaching tour: His Divine Grace attends more programmes, morning, afternoon, and evening, and spends all his time in the loving association of the fortunate devotees, nourishing and inspiring them in their practice of Krishna consciousness.

 

 

Thu, 28 February 2019:
First Memories of Sri Ekachakra Dham
"I had heard Ekachakra's name before and wanted to come here many times, but when I told about it to Gurudev, he said, 'What will you go there for?' Later, in 2004, Gurudev finally allowed it—he said, 'You can go with devotees and do some parikrama there.'"
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Sanatan-siksa: Delusion of Liberation
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, chapter 22: 'There are jnanis who think they have already achieved the stage of liberation in their life, but actually without devotion to Krishna their intelligence can never be pure.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Understanding their true nature, they no longer desire samsara, and lament, 'Why have I been serving Maya? O Krishna! I am Your servant, but I have left Your feet and become utterly ruined.”

If Krishna protects you, no one can destroy you.

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