MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

MAY 2019

 

 

Wed, 1 May 2019:
Starting Siliguri Branch
"In 2004, when Gurudev was in America, some Gaudiya Math invited me to Siliguri. That year Gurudev was in hospital in America and before going to the operation theatre, he called me and then I asked him for permission..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 4 min | 21 August 2011)

Nrisingha Palli—Betur—Ekachakra
(28-29 April 2019 | 39 photographs, 2.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits temples in Sri Nrisingha Palli, Sri Betur and Sri Ekachakra to look after the temples' services and supervise the ongoing construction projects.

Arrival and Bhoga Collection in Siliguri
(29-30 April 2019 | 82 photographs, 5.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives in Siliguri, to the great joy of all local devotees. Sharing photographs from the arrival and the morning of Sri Ekadasi spent outside—collecting bhoga and preaching for the Temple.

 

Thu, 2 May 2019:
The Holy Sannyas Order [16 February 2019]
"You are all already serving Gurudev, and I am only helping you by giving you this sannyas. I know you took initiation and shelter from Gurudev many years ago and you have been doing much service in his mission, but now the time has come to take more and more service."

Auspicious News from Siliguri
(2 May 2019 | 21 photographs, 1.7 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj confers the holy sannyas order onto Sri Chandan Krishna Prabhu from Siliguri bestowing upon him special mercy and the name of Sripad Bhakti Chandan Vishnu Maharaj.

 

Fri, 3 May 2019:
What Is Service?
"If Gurudev tells us to do something and we think, 'This is not service,' then we do not actually understand what is service; and if somebody thinks, 'This is service,' then they are following their mind. That is why some of the devotees cannot reach their own goal."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 21 August 2011)

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: সূচনা — শ্রীজগন্নাথদেব
"আমরা যখন শ্রীপুরীধামে শ্রীজগন্নাথদেব দর্শন করতে আসি, তখন শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য মহাপ্রভুর কথা চিন্তা করি এবং ভক্তসঙ্গে তাঁর ধাম, সমস্ত তীর্থস্থান যেখানে তিনি গিয়েছিলেন, সেখানে গিয়ে পরিক্রমা করি । অনেকেই জিজ্ঞেস করেন, 'জগন্নাথদেবের বিগ্রহ কি করে হল ?' তার সম্বন্ধে একটা প্রাচীন ও সুন্দর ইতিহাস আছে ।"

Grand Anniversary Festival in Siliguri
(1 May 2019 | 64 photographs, 4.4 Mb)
The beginning of the month is illumined with an auspicious and grand Deities' installation anniversary festival celebrated by the devotees in the shade of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and all the assembled Vaishnavs.

 

Sat, 4 May 2019: (Holy appearance day of Sri Gadadhar Pandit Goswami)
Sri Gadadhar Pandit: Mahaprabhu's Shadow
(A chapter from His Divine Grace's Bengali book Sri Puri Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala)
"Sri Gadadhar Pandit stayed with Mahaprabhu from his childhood. His father's name was Madhav Misra, and his mother's name was Ratnavali Devi. They lived in Mayapur near Jagannath Misra's house. Mahaprabhu could never stay without Gadadhar Pandit, and Gadadhar Pandit could not stay without Mahaprabhu even a moment too..."

Preaching Programme in Siliguri
(3 May 2019 | 22 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj honours an invitation of devotees to their home: 'It is the general practice of all saintly people to deliver the fallen; therefore they go to people's houses, although they have no personal business there.'

 


 

— { Pranam mantra of Sri Gadadhar Pandit Goswami } —

nilambhodhi-tate sada sva-viraha-ksepanvitam bandhavam
srimad-bhagavati katha madiraya sanjivayan bhati yah
srimad-bhagavatam sada sva-nayanasru-payanaih pujayan
gosvami-prabaro gadadhara-vibhur-bhuyat mad-eka-gatih

"On the shore of the broad blue ocean Gadadhar Pandit used to read Srimad Bhagavatam to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who was suffering from the great internal pain of separation from Himself (Krishna). Gadadhar Pandit supplied the wine of Krishna-lila to intoxicate his afflicted friend and give Him relief. As he read, tears would fall from his eyes like flower offerings onto the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam. May the pleasure of that brilliant personality, Gadadhar Pandit, the best of the Goswamis, be my only object in writing this book."

(Composed by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

Sri Gadadhar Pandit's Life in Puri
A special discourse given by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj for Sri Gaudiya Darshan, 1995, dwelling on "Puri Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math" and "Jagannathdev and His Dham."

Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami [Posted at Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's article on Srila Gadadhar Pandit's paramount sacrifice: "Pandit Goswami's life is a special offering of silent and complete self-sacrifice to his beloved. Only those who can taste unprecedented joy by appreciating the wonder within the ornament of contradiction in seeing the bag of a beggar on Laksmi Devi’s shoulder are fit to appreciate the extraordinary glory of Srimat Pandit Goswami's unprecedented personality..."

পণ্ডিত শ্রীগদাধর গোস্বামী ["Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami," the original Bengali article]
শ্রীল ভক্তিরক্ষক শ্রীধর দেব গোস্বামী মহারাজের প্রবন্ধ: "পণ্ডিত গোস্বামী চরিত্র নিজ প্রিয়তমের উদ্দেশ্যে একটী নীরব পূর্ণ-আত্মোৎসর্গময় উপটোকন বিশেষ । লক্ষ্মীদেবীর স্কন্ধ ভিক্ষার ঝুলি দর্শনে যাঁহারা বিরোধালঙ্কারের চমৎকারিতা হৃদয়ঙ্গমে যে অপূর্ব্ব সুখাস্বাদনে সমর্থ, তাঁহারাই শ্রীমৎ পণ্ডিত গোস্বামী অপূর্ব্ব ব্যক্তিত্বের অসাধারণ মহিমা অনুভবের অধিকারী ।"


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: Thakura vaisnava-gana | ঠাকুর বৈষ্ণবগণ
"O worshippable Vaisnavas, I offer you this prayer. I am very fallen and misbehaved. Destiny has immersed me in the fearsome ocean of material existence. Please grab me by the hair and pull me to the shore."

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
"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."

 

Sun, 5 May 2019:
Purpose of Life
"The purpose of life is that you are born to serve the Lord. Every jiva soul takes birth for the service to the Lord, but not every jiva soul can do it on their own. Everything must be used for the service of the Lord, but only human life can use all jiva souls for this purpose."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 21 August 2011)

 

Mon, 6 May 2019: (Appearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj)
Visiting Sri Ramkeli
(5 May 2019 | 39 photographs, 3.6 Mb)
Returning from Siliguri, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj pays a visit to Sri Ramkeli, a small lush village on the eastern border of Bengal in Malda district. His Divine Grace comments that he first visited this place nearly thirty years ago. This holy place bears a great importance for the entire world of Sri Gaudiya Vaishnavs.

 


In honour of Sripad B.V. Jajavar Maharaj:

— { Pranam mantra } —

saumyam suddha-tanum sudhamsu-vadanam sarasvatam sundaram
namananda-puram prasanta-manasam samsara-santarakam
abalayad-bhagavat-padabja-madhupam dinarti-ham daivatam
vande bhakti-vicharakam prabhu-varam yayavara-svaminam

"I offer my obeisance unto my great master, the worshippable Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj. He is a beautiful follower of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and has been a bee in the lotus feet of the Lord since his youth. He has a divine form and a moonlike face. He is filled with the Name's ecstasy and his heart is tranquil. He is gentle, he relieves the fallen of their distress, and he delivers the world."

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

Sripad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj (by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, spoken on Srila Jajavar Maharaj's disappearance day)
"Srila Jajavar Maharaj joined the Gaudiya Mission of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur at a very young age. He could sing nicely, and he looked very simple—there was not a shadow of inauspiciousness in his body..."
Download the audio (8.4 Mb, 25 min)

 

Tue, 7 May 2019: (Beginning of Chandan Yatra, Aksaya Tritiya)
Service vs Karma
"Question: My purpose of life is service to the Lord, but what is service and what is not service? How to distinguish between these two things?"
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 21 August 2011)

Saranagati: In Praise of Saranagati (1)
"Saranagati is a small book, but all wealth is present within it in a glorious way. I feel and think that for anyone who practises Krishna consciousness, who is eager to practise Krishna consciousness, and has affection for the line of Krishna consciousness, it is not necessary to read anything else—the songs of Bhakti Vinod Thakur are sufficient."

 

In honour of Sri Chandan-yatra:

"I am Gora's!"
"Today is a very good auspicious day. Every year we make this festival, Sri Sri Chandan-yatra maha-mahotsav. It takes place in several places, and mainly this festival takes place in Puri. Gurudev also wanted to make this festival in Nabadwip."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min)

 

Wed, 8 May 2019:
Nurturing Spiritual Life
"Our natural tendency is towards materialistic life, we are actually inclined to these things, but how can we convert our mind?—If Krishna gives His mercy to you, He will bring you—you do not know how, but you will come to this line."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 21 August 2011)

Saranagati: In Praise of Saranagati (2)
"When I entered Sri Gaudiya Math, I received Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's small Bengali book Saranagati for the very first time. It was so sweet to me that I purchased several copies and distributed them amongst my friends. It was so sweet, it touched my heart."

Preaching in Singur Area
(7 May 2019 | 59 photographs, 4.1 Mb)
Continuing the tireless and unprecedented preaching, carrying the glorious soaring banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to every heart, nook and cranny of the land, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends two grand programmes held by Vaishnavs and spends time with devotees, manifesting his loving pastimes and continually inspiring devotees to maintain pure practice.

 

Thu, 9 May 2019:
Our Enemies
"There are actually many enemies, and we must realise what they are. For example, Gurudev told me three things; there are also four rules and regulations; later, there come six more enemies; and there are other five things also."
Download the audio (3.3 Mb, 10 min | 21 August 2011)

Saranagati: Editor's Note
"[Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:] The fundamental teachings of saranagati are found within the Vedas, Srimad Bhagavatam, Srimad Bhagavad-gita, the Ramayana, the Puranas, other scriptures auxiliary to the Vedas, and the writings of all the previous Acharyas. Herein, I am citing a few examples from these sources of knowledge."

 

Fri, 10 May 2019:
Servant Consciousness
"This is the main thing that we must understand in our spiritual life. It is not necessary to be a Vaishanv—it is necessary to be a servant of a Vaishnav. Try to understand what the siddhanta, the main conception, is."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 20 October 2018)

Saranagati: Mangalacharana
"[Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:] Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur composed a short book entitled Saranagati upon which I have written a commentary. The feeble Ramananda Das, whose good fortune has arisen, sees this Sri Laghu-chandrika-bhasya as the temple of his service. Now, though I am very dull-witted, for the sake of illumination, I offer the devotees this Gentle Moonlight Commentary, which represents the conclusions of pure devotion."

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: মহাপ্রভুর ইচ্ছা ও পুরীতে যাত্রার আরম্ভ
"কাটোয়ায় সন্ন্যাস গ্রহণ করার পর মহাপ্রভু ঠিক করলেন যে, তিনি বৃন্দাবনে যাবেন । সমস্ত নবদ্বীপবাসীগণ, এমনকী যারা মহাপ্রভুকে নিন্দা করতেন, যারা মহাপ্রভুকে হিংসা করতেন, খবর পেলেন যে, মহাপ্রভু নবদ্বীপ ছেড়ে চলে গিয়েছিলেন তারাও সবাই চোখের জল ফেলল । সবাই তীব্রভাবে টের পেলেন যে, নবদ্বীপ একেবারে অন্ধকারময় হয়ে গেল ।"

 

Sat, 11 May 2019: (Sri Jahnavi Puja, Sri Ganga Puja)
Traversing Maya-Samudra
"O Lord! I am doing so many offences—thousands of thousands of offences. I have already fallen into so much maya. I do not have any qualities—and I have no other way, I surrender to you, I am throwing myself at your feet! Please hijack me!"
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 20 October 2018)

Saranagati: Preface
"[Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:] To enlighten the souls conditioned in the material world about this, and to reveal the process of saranagati, Sri Krishna Chaitanyadev Himself descended, along with His eternal associates and divine abode Sri Nabadwip Dham. He taught saranagati through His own practice and preaching, as well as through the practice and preaching of His capable servants."

 

Sun, 12 May 2019:
Paramount Quality
"We have no quality or qualification, but we can surrender fully. If you take shelter in the guidance and at the lotus feet of such Guru (if you receive his guidance and listen to his advice or order), then Krishna cannot reject you."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 20 October 2018)

Saranagati, Song 1: Mangalacharana
"Bhakti Vinod places a straw between his teeth and falls before Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu and Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu, clasping their feet. Crying incessantly, he prays, 'I am so lowly! Please elevate me by teaching me saranagati.'"

 

Mon, 13 May 2019:
Jail of Maya
"There are some few persons in this world who are free from the jail of maya—persons who have got liberation. Such liberated souls worship Krishna, and they think, 'This is not our house. We live at a temporary address.' How many percent of us think like this?"
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 7 January 2019)

Saranagati, Song 2: Dainyatmika (Humility)
"Bhuliya tomare samsare asiya: Forgetting You and coming to the material world, I have undergone all sorts of suffering. Now I have come before Your feet and will express my tale of distress..."

Online Programme
(12 May 2019 | 4 photographs, 0.4 Mb)
Photographs taken during an online class: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj speaks to the devotees in Bogota, Colombia.

 

 

Tue, 14 May 2019:
Benefactors
"You have come to Krishna consciousness, and you must not only keep the wealth you have got from your Guru for yourself—you must also distribute it. Sometimes, when you come to distribute these things, people will not want to listen to you, they will tell you bad nonsense things, but that is also good for you."
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 9 min | 7 January 2019)

Saranagati, Song 3: Dainyatmika (Humility)
"Vidyara vilase katainu kala: All mundane learning is an exhibition of maya and an obstacle to Your service. It brings about infatuation for the temporary world and makes an ass of the soul."

 

Wed, 15 May 2019: (Sri Mohini Ekadasi)
Your Heart Is the Commodity
"Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu want devotees' hearts. They do not care who has property, who has money in this world. You can see that you live in a simple house, but you have a heart to serve devotees, to serve Vaishnav."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 7 January 2019)

Saranagati, Song 4: Dainyatmika (Humility)
"Yauvane yakhana, dhana-uparjane: Remembering my religious duty, I established a household with my wife and wasted so much time. The burden of my household increased day by day, and my progress towards attaining the goal of life came to a standstill."

 


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

 

Thu, 16 May 2019:
The Price of Mercy
"...She got mercy of Mahaprabhu through service—she has no education, no money, she did not even know how to read, but she got the mercy of Mahaprabhu. Mukunda also got mercy of Mahaprabhu through his faith. It is necessary to have the strongest faith."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 7 January 2019)

Saranagati, Song 5: Dainyatmika (Humility)
"Amara jivana sada pape rata: My life is always engrossed in sin; there is not a trace of piety within it. I have caused others so much anxiety and trouble. Such a sinner as I is shunned by devotees, and is a constant offender."

 

Fri, 17 May 2019: (Adhivas of Sri Nrisingha-chatrudasi and of the grand festival of Deities' installation anniversary at Sri Nrisingha Palli)
Acme of Service
"Mahaprabhu experienced the same feelings that Radharani felt when Krishna left Vrindavan. Such separation should come to you also through your service. Following the guidance of a bona fide guru, through the service to Vaishnavs, you can get liberation, and through that you can go to your real home."
Download the audio (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 7 January 2019)

Saranagati, Song 6: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"(Prabhu he!) suna mora duhkhera kahini: O Lord! Please listen to my tale of distress. Mistaking it for nectar, I drank the terrible poison of mundanity, and now the sun is setting (my life is coming to an end). If You come to judge me, you will not find any good qualities."

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: মহাপ্রভুর পুরীতে যাত্রা : শান্তিপুর
"মহাপ্রভু কালনাঘাটে পৌঁছে গেলেন—সেখানে গঙ্গায় অপর তীরে শান্তিপুর ছিল । অদ্বৈত প্রভু ওখানে নদীর মধ্যে নৌকায় বসে অপেক্ষা করছিলেন । অবাক হয়ে মহাপ্রভু জিজ্ঞেস করলেন, 'আরে, অদ্বৈত, তুমি কি করে জানলে আমি বৃন্দাবনে ? তুমি কী করছ এখানে ?'"

In honour of the coming festival from the previous updates:

29 April 2018: Inauguration of Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple
(41 photographs, 2.8 Mb | 29 April 2018)
Long awaited and grand: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj inaugurates the temple of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga and Sri Sri Laksmi Nrsimhadev in the presence of supremely fortunate assembled Vaishnavs. The Festival of Lord Nrisinghadev's appearance passes in a most glorious and auspicious way.

Festival of the Lord—for the Lord
His Divine Grace speaking on the adhivas of Sri Nrisingha chaturdasi in 2015: "You have all come here to observe this festival tomorrow. Amidst so many things you have come here thinking about the Lord. You have been planning it, you have been thinking about it..."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 May 2015 | Bengali)

Perfect Attitude To Nrisinghadev
"I heard it directly from the lotus mouth of Gurudev, and these are very important and confidential words. You must listen to it with your heart because you cannot understand Nrisinghadev teachings with your common intelligence..."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 20 May 2016 | Bengali)

Lord Nrisinghadev's Pastime
"Today is a very auspicious day, today is Lord Nrisinghadev's appearance day—the Lord appeared in this world on this day to protect His devotee..."
Download the audio (9.1 Mb, 23 min | 3 May 2015, Bengali class)

Lord Nrisinghadev
"'Please, remove the obstacles to pure devotion and bad elements from our society'—that is our only prayer to Lord Nrisinghadev."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 5 may 2012)

Using / Serving
"You cannot use Nrisinghadev for your own purpose or benefit—you must serve Nrisinghadev. We must give something to our Guru and the devotees, we should not take so much from our Guru or take anything from the devotees..."
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শ্রীনৃসিংহদেবের কথা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আজকে খুবি শুভ দিন—ভগবান শ্রীনৃসিংহদেবের আবির্ভাব তিথি । ভক্তকে রক্ষা করবার জন্য ভগবান আবির্ভূত হয়েছেন আজকে দিনে..."

শ্রীশ্রীনৃসিংহ-চতুর্দ্দশী (১৯৯০ সাল)
শ্রীল ভক্তিসুন্দর গোবিন্দ দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজ ভগবান শ্রীশ্রীনৃসিংহদেবের লীলা আর মহিমা বর্ণনা করিতেছেন এবং শ্রীমদ্ভাগবতম্ থেকে পড়িতেছেন ।
(Extensive Bengali lecture of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, spoken in May 1990, describing the Pastimes of the Lord in His form of Sri Nrsimhadev and reading from Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 7)
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Sat, 18 May 2019: (Fast until sunset, then anukalpa [no grains]. Sri Nrisingha-chatrudasi and of the grand festival of Deities' installation anniversary at Sri Nrisingha Palli.)
Sri Nrisingha Chaturdasi Festival
(18 May 2019 | 39 photographs, 5.2 Mb)
Holy Vaishnavs and devotees observe the appearance of Lord Nrisinghadev and the inauguration anniversary of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga and Sri Laksmi Nrisinghadev Sri Prahlad Maharaj under the guidance and in the association of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Sri Nrisingha Chaturdasi Adhivas
(17 May 2019 | 39 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
Photographs taken during the eve of the festive programme of Lord Nrisinghadev's appearance and the Temple inauguration anniversary spent by the fortunate devotees in the shade of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Preparation to Sri Nrisingha Chaturdasi: Bhoga Collection
(17 May 2019 | 11 photographs, 1 Mb)
Sharing first few glimpses from the temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Nrisingha Palli where the preparation to the festival are well under way. Arriving in Sri Nrisingha Palli, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj personally selects and collects bhoga for the festival.


(Evening of 22 May 2005)
২২ মে ২০০৫: শ্রীল গুরুমহারাজের বাংলা পাঠ এই শুভ দিনে । রেকর্ডিংটা ডাউনলোড বা অনলাইন শুনতে পারেন (ডানদিকে)।

Glories of Sri Nrisingha and Sri Prahlad Maharaj
[Bengali Class] His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj relates the pastimes of Lord Sri Nrisinghadev and reads from the scriptures on the holy day of Sri Nrisingha-chaturdasi on the evening of 22 May 2005, in the assembly of holy Vaishnavs at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip.

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Kirtan
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants kirtan on the evening of 22 May 2005, in the assembly of holy Vaishnavs at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip: the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and glories of Sri Prahlad Maharaj and Sri Nrisinghadev.
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Follow Mahaprabhu's Conception
"Sadhus, Gurus, and Vaishnavs are very kind—they come to you house because you suffer birth after birth. There are so many bad material elements in your heart, but through the association that sadhus give you you can clean the mirror of your heart."
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Saranagati, Song 7: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"(Prabhu he!) tuya pade e minati mora: O Lord! This is my prayer at Your feet. Such a fallen soul as I cannot be found anywhere. Please bestow Your mercy upon me. Then in the company of Your devotees, in the ecstasy of discussion about You, I will leave behind all illusion."

In honour of Lord Sri Nrisinghadev and Sri Prahlad Maharaj

ito nrsimha parato nrsimho
yato yato yami tato nrsimhah
bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho
nrsimham adim saranam prapadye
"Nrsimha is here, Nrsimha is there—Nrsimha is wherever I go. Nrsimha is outside, Nrsimha is within my heart. I am surrendered unto that primeval Lord Nrsimha."
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SONG: Sri Dasavatar Stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
"O Hari! O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! You have assumed a half-man, half-lion form! All glory to You! You ripped apart the bee-like body of Hiranyakasipu with the amazingly sharp nails of Your beautiful lotus hands."

Sri Nrisingha Palli Arati:
(1) Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga arati (Nrisingha Palli) | জয় জয় গুরুদেব করুণাসাগর
"Glory to Srila Gurudev, Sri Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, an ocean of mercy. He manifested the effulgent service of Sri Nitai Sri Gauranga-dev in Sri Nabadwip Dham for the benefit of the entire world."
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(2) Sri Sri Laksmi Nrisinghadev Arati | শ্রীনৃসিংহ, জয় নৃসিংহ, জয় জয় নৃসিংহ
"All glories to Nrisinghadev! All glories to Nrisinghadev, who is the Lord of Prahlad Maharaj and, like a honeybee, is always engaged in beholding the lotus face of the goddess of fortune."
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Festival of the Lord—for the Lord
His Divine Grace speaking on the adhivas of Sri Nrisingha chaturdasi in 2015: "You have all come here to observe this festival tomorrow. Amidst so many things you have come here thinking about the Lord. You have been planning it, you have been thinking about it..."
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Perfect Attitude To Nrisinghadev
"I heard it directly from the lotus mouth of Gurudev, and these are very important and confidential words. You must listen to it with your heart because you cannot understand Nrisinghadev teachings with your common intelligence..."
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Lord Nrisinghadev's Pastime
"Today is a very auspicious day, today is Lord Nrisinghadev's appearance day—the Lord appeared in this world on this day to protect His devotee..."
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Lord Nrisinghadev
"'Please, remove the obstacles to pure devotion and bad elements from our society'—that is our only prayer to Lord Nrisinghadev."
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Using / Serving
"You cannot use Nrisinghadev for your own purpose or benefit—you must serve Nrisinghadev. We must give something to our Guru and the devotees, we should not take so much from our Guru or take anything from the devotees..."
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শ্রীনৃসিংহদেবের কথা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আজকে খুবি শুভ দিন—ভগবান শ্রীনৃসিংহদেবের আবির্ভাব তিথি । ভক্তকে রক্ষা করবার জন্য ভগবান আবির্ভূত হয়েছেন আজকে দিনে..."

শ্রীশ্রীনৃসিংহ-চতুর্দ্দশী (১৯৯০ সাল)
শ্রীল ভক্তিসুন্দর গোবিন্দ দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজ ভগবান শ্রীশ্রীনৃসিংহদেবের লীলা আর মহিমা বর্ণনা করিতেছেন এবং শ্রীমদ্ভাগবতম্ থেকে পড়িতেছেন ।
(Extensive Bengali lecture of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, spoken in May 1990, describing the Pastimes of the Lord in His form of Sri Nrsimhadev and reading from Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 7)
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Sun, 19 May 2019:
Sri Nrisingha Chaturdasi: Vaishnav Seva
(19 May 2019 | 64 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
Photographs taken during the morning and afternoon programmes following Sri Nrisingha-chaturdasi at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nrisingha Palli arranged by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: morning class, first and second initiations, noon programme attended by holy Vaishnavs of Gaudiya Maths, arati and grand prasadam distribution. With all the devotees striving heart and soul to please Sri Gurupadpadma and serve all the Vaishnavs, the festival passes gloriously and gorgeously.

Hari-Katha in Sri Kovvur (Godavari): Kirtans
• Sri-Guru-parampara • Samsara-davanala-lidha-loka • Sujanarvuda Radhita Pada Yugam • Sri Krsna-Chaitanya Prabhu jive daya kari • Yadi Gaura na ha'te • Jaya Radha Madhava • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
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Saranagati, Song 8: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"(Prabhu he!) emana durmati, samsara bhitare: I am a most sinful-hearted person and have fallen into this material world, but You have sent a great soul, Your own associate (to rescue me). Hearing this message, I have come before Your feet. Crying incessantly, Bhakti Vinod tells the story of his life."

 

Mon, 20 May 2019:
Hari-Katha in Sri Kovvur (Godavari): Part One
"We are very fortunate to be able to come here for the first time, to be able to visit this place. I have no qualification, I am a very fallen soul, but by the mercy of devotees, I have come here with you all and I can pay obeisance such a great place as this..."
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Saranagati, Song 9: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"Na karalun karama, geyana nahi bhela: I have never performed any good works. I have never acquired any knowledge. I have never served Your feet. Maddened by mundane pleasures, cheating my own self, I see darkness in all directions."

 

Tue, 21 May 2019:
Hari-Katha in Sri Kovvur (Godavari): Part Two
"Today we are briefly reading the chapter that describes the meeting of Raya Ramananda and Mahaprabhu. Listen to it properly, it is the highest conception. 'Mahaprabhu was bathing and chanting the Holy Name, and at that time Ramananda Ray came—he came very gorgeously, with a band and party.'"
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Saranagati, Song 10: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"(Pranesvara!) kahabun ki sarama ki bata: O Lord of my heart! How can I explain my shame? O Lord! There is no sin I have not committed thousands and thousands of times. Who shall I now blame? Previously I did not consider the consequences, yet now I want to be delivered."

 

Wed, 22 May 2019:
Hari-Katha in Sri Kovvur (Godavari): Part Three
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu then embraced Sri Ramananda Ray very firmly. Their natural love for each other was awakened in them both, and they embraced and fell to the ground."
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Saranagati, Song 11: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"Manasa deha geha yo kichhu mora: I have offered my mind, my body, my household, and whatever else may be mine at Your feet, O Nanda Kisor! You may kill me or protect me as You wish. You have full authority over Your eternal servant. If it is Your desire that I take birth again, let me do so in the home of Your devotee."

 

Thu, 23 May 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray)
Hari-Katha in Sri Kovvur (Godavari): Sri Ramananda Sambad
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu ordered Ramananda Ray, 'Recite a verse from the revealed scriptures concerning the ultimate goal of life.' Ramananda replied, 'Devotion to the Lord is the execution of the prescribed duties of one's social position'..."
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Saranagati, Song 12: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"Aham mama sabda arthe: O merciful Lord! I have surrendered all that is meant by the words 'I' and 'mine' at Your feet. I now understand that the word 'I' means the soul who animates the material body and have thus abandoned all false egotism. Today the ego of being 'Your own' has entered my heart."

 

sri-svarupa-raya-sanga-gambhirantya-lilanam
dvadasabda-vahni-garbha-vipralambha-silanam
radhikadhirudha-bhava-kanti-krsna-kunjaram
prema-dhama-devam eva naumi gaura-sundaram

Diving deep into the reality of His own beauty and sweetness, Lord Govinda stole the mood of Radharani and, garbing Himself in Her brilliant luster, appeared as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. For the last twelve years of His manifest Pastimes He was deeply absorbed in union and separation, and He shared His heart's inner feelings with His most confidential devotees such as Swarupa Damodara and Ramananda Ray. Volcanic eruptions of ecstasy flowed from the heart of Sri Gauranga in the agony of separation from Krishna. This Golden Lord, who appeared like an intoxicated elephant, is none other than Lord Govinda. I offer my obeisances to that beautiful Golden Lord, Gaurangasundar, the divine form of Krishna prema.

In honour of Srila Ramananda Ray:

Sri Ramananda Ray Prabhu [By His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj]
"Ramananda Ray was very strong and a very good administrator. He controlled the whole situation and the whole atmosphere after Mahaprabhu's disappearance and gave full nourishment to the devotees. Ramananda Ray stayed alive until finally, today, when everything had become peaceful and settled, he also disappeared..."

At Ramananda Ray's Garden
"Pradyumna Misra came to Mahaprabhu and asked, 'Prabhu, can You speak some Krishna-katha?' Mahaprabhu replied, 'I do not know so much, but Ramananda Ray knows more than Me...'"
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Chapter 16: Reality the Beautiful [From Search for Sri Krishna, Reality the Beautiful]
Ramananda Raya was a married man, but he was recognized by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as a master of his senses to the extreme degree. Once a brahmana priest named Pradyumna Misra came to Mahaprabhu and told Him, 'I would like to hear about Krishna from Your lips'..."

 

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."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where has Advaita Acharya gone? Where are my Svarup, Rupa, Sanatan? Where is my Raghunath? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?"

 

Fri, 24 May 2019:
Hari-Katha in Sri Kovvur (Godavari): Sri Ramananda Ray's Answers
"Later, Mahaprabhu again met with Ramananda Ray, and this time Mahaprabhu asked questions and Ramananda Ray gave answers... In the end, Ramananda Ray said, 'My dear Lord, please give up all these serious talks. Please do not conceal Your real form from me.'"
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Saranagati, Song 13: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"'Amara' balite prabhu! ara kichhu nai: I do not know what is good or what is bad; I only serve. I am simply a guardian of the property within Your household. I no longer endeavour for my own happiness. Bhakti Vinod understands, 'Your satisfaction is the essence.'"

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: রামানন্দ রায়ের পুনর্মিলন ও প্রকৃতি
"যখন মহাপ্রভু বললেন যে, তিনি দক্ষিণ দেশে ভ্রমণ করতে যাবেন, তখন সার্বভৌম ভট্টাচার্য্য তাঁকে বললেন, 'গোদাবরী তীরে তোমার মত একজন রসিক ভক্ত আছে । তাঁর নাম রামানন্দ রয় । তুমি ওখানে গিয়ে তাঁর সঙ্গে সাক্ষাৎ কর ।'..."

 

Sat, 25 May 2019:
Hari-Katha in Sri Kovvur (Godavari): Sri Ramananda Ray's Expertise
"Later, when Ramananda Ray stayed in Puri, one day a brahman named Pradyumna Misra came to Mahaprabhu and asked Him if he could hear Krishna-katha from Him. Mahaprabhu replied, 'I do not know Krishna-katha. Go to Ramananda Ray...'"
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Saranagati, Song 14: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"Vastutah sakali tava, jiva keha naya: In reality, everything is Yours; nothing belongs to the soul. Deep within, the conditioned soul considers his misconceptions of 'I' and 'mine' to be his only wealth. May the mood of self-submission remain steadfast within my heart. May it not remain only momentarily, like the bathing of an elephant."

 

Sun, 26 May 2019:
History of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math (1)
"You all know ISKCON, but some devotees do not actually know about Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. When Chaitanya Math had not yet been established, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad stayed in Kolkata and preached from there..."
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Saranagati, Song 15: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"Nivedana kari prabhu! tomara charane: O Lord! I submit myself at Your feet. There is no sinner within this world so sinful as I. There is no offender within this material world so offensive as I. I feel ashamed to beg for forgiveness for all my sins and offences. You alone are the shelter of those who have fallen. What else is there besides You, O merciful Lord?"

 

Mon, 27 May 2019:
History of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math (2)
"Gurudev (Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj) always went to Kolkata for preaching, and at that time he stayed at the house of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad at Ultadanga Road. Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and our Gurudev, Gaurendu Brahmachari, both lived in that house..."
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Online Programmes
(26 May 2019 | 6 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
This Sunday, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj mercifully speaks holy Hari-katha to the assembled devotees in Australia and Brazil. Sharing a few glimpses of the holy darshan of His Divine Grace.

Saranagati, Song 16: Atma-nivedanatmika (Self-Submission)
"Atma-nivedana, tuya pade kari: All the distress I encounter in Your service is also my greatest happiness. Both the distress and the happiness that come from engagement in Your service are my greatest fortune; they both destroy the distress of ignorance. Feeling the happiness of Your service in my heart, I have completely forgotten all past history."

 

Tue, 28 May 2019: (Disappearance of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das Adhikari Prabhu)
Construction Progress in Sri Nrisingha Palli
(27 May 2019 | 15 photographs, 1.3 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Sri Nrisingha Palli and supervises the rapid construction of the living quarters on the atop the temple, as well as the other two ongoing projects on the territory.

Think Deep and Tell Everyone
"This is what we must tell everybody. It is necessary to think about this deeply. If anyone joins the programme, hears some kirtan, Krishna-katha from devotees, their heart will be clean and offences will be removed—if they chant the Holy Name without offence, with a clean heart, they will get a real great benefit."
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Saranagati, Song 17: Goptrtve-varan (Embracing the Lord's Guardianship)
"Ki jani ki bale, tomara dhamete ha-inu saranagata: I do not know by what force I have taken shelter within Your abode. You are the merciful saviour of the fallen, who is ever engaged in delivering them. O Lord! You are merciful. This is my sole hope. There is no candidate for Your mercy like me; certainly You will dispel all my fear."

 

In honour of Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu:

On passing away of Sripad Santosh Prabhu
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's written statement addressing the worldwide devotee community, in relation to the passing away of Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu, written on 2 June 2016.

Vaishnav-Seva in Honour of Sripad Santosh Prabhu
(40 photographs, 2.1 Mb)
Photographs taken on 9 June 2016 during the Vaishnav festival held in honour of Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu at Sri Nabadwip Dham in the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Photo Album: In Honour of Sripad Santosh Prabhu
(45 photographs, 5.3 Mb)
A dedicated photo album prepared in memory and honour of Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu whose glories devotees remember and worship today all over the world.

 

Gaudiya Darshan: The Wonderful Nature of the Vaisnava
"There is no doubt that our Guru is supreme in our life, but the Vaisnava is also not less than that. The Vaisnava can give us Krsna. Guru always lives on a higher level of honour, but the Vaisnava is the general helper for the conditioned soul. The Vaisnava's position is very merciful for the conditioned soul. The Vaisnavas also very affectionately try to help each other..." >>>

 

Wed, 29 May 2019:
Learn Proper Conception
"Sometimes we can unconsciously make an offence, but through good association we can hear and understand the proper guidance, proper etiquette. If we do not know it, then no matter how much we practise, how much we chant and how much service we do, we can still sometimes be doing some aparadh."
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Saranagati, Song 18: Goptrtve-varan (Embracing the Lord's Guardianship)
"Dara, putra, nija-deha, kutumba palane: Souls think, 'I do.' This is not at all true. What are the souls able to do if You do not act? The souls can only desire. It is Your will alone that comes to pass. Free from all anxiety, I will serve You. Whatever happens in Your household, be it good or bad, will not be my responsibility."

 

Thu, 30 May 2019: (Sri Apara Ekadasi)
Inconceivable Nitai
"Who can understand Nityananda Prabhu? One day, I remember I read in Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat, Sriman Nityananda Prabhu came to Srivas Pandit's house..."
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Saranagati, Song 19: Goptrtve-varan (Embracing the Lord's Guardianship)
"Sarvasva tomara charane sampiya: I have offered everything at Your feet and taken shelter in Your home. You are my Master. Consider me Your dog. While sitting up or lying down, I will always think of Your feet. I will come to You whenever You call me, dancing all the way."

 


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

 

Fri, 31 May 2019: (Appearance day of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur)
Devotees' Nature
"Always take prasad, that will be good. Do not buy outside food, it is not good. Practise from a young age. If you dream about another world now, it is not good—you must remove material desires from your heart. Tolerance, patience should be devotees' nature."
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Saranagati, Song 20: Goptrtve-varan (Embracing the Lord's Guardianship)
"Tumi sarvesvaresvara, vrajendra-kumara: You are the Lord of all Lords, O Vrajendra Kumar! In accordance with Your will, bound by Maya, the souls vainly wander about. Unless it is Your will, they are not able to do anything. You are my protector and maintainer. I aspire for nothing other than Your feet."

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: মহাপ্রভুর পুরীতে যাত্রা : রেমুণা
"রেমুণায় এসে মহাপ্রভু ভক্তগণকে গোপীনাথের কথা বললেন । এই কথা তিনি তাঁর গুরুদেব শ্রীঈশ্বরপুরীর কাছ থেকে আগে শুনেছিলেন । শ্রীমাধবেন্দ্রপুরীপাদ ভক্তিকল্পতরুর অঙ্কুর হচ্ছেন..."

ভক্তের প্রতি ভগবানের প্রীতি (Lord's Love for Devotees)
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের পদ্মমুখনিঃসৃত শ্রীহরিকথামৃত: "ভক্তের হৃদয়ে সদা গোবিন্দ-বিশ্রাম, গোবিন্দ কহেন মম বৈষ্ণব পরাণ—ভগবান কী ভাবে ভক্তগণকে কৃপা করেন ?"
Sri Hari-katha emanating from the lotus mouth of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: "Govinda always resides in the hearts of His devotees. Govinda says, 'Vaishnavs are My life and soul.' How does the Lord bestow His mercy upon His devotees?"
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শ্রীতুলসীদেবীর মাহাত্ম্য সম্বন্ধ (Glory of Sri Tulasi)
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের পদ্মমুখনিঃসৃত শ্রীহরিকথামৃত: "বৈষ্ণবের দীক্ষা যারা গ্রহণ নাও করেছেন, তারাও যাদি প্রত্যেক দিন তুলসী-সেবা করেন, তলসী পরিক্রমা করেন, ভগবান সন্তুষ্ট হন । তলসী সেবা করলে কৃষ্ণ-ভক্তি লাভ হবে । ছাপ্পান্ন ভোগ রান্না করলে তলসী ছাড়া হয় না, কেন হয় না ? ইতিহাস আপনাদের জানা উছিৎ । যে ব্রহ্মা-বিবর্ত পুরাণে, পদ্ম পুরাণে খুব সুন্দর ভাবে বর্ণনা করা আছে, সেটা আমি আপনাকদেরকে সংক্ষেপে ভাবে বলব ।"
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~ Pranam-mantra ~

dasa-vrndavanam vande krsna-dasa-prabhum tatha
chhannavatara-chaitanya-lila-vistara-karinau
dvau nityananda-padabja-karuna-renu-bhusitau
vyakta-chchhannau budhachintyau vavande vyasa-rupinau
sri-guru-gaura-gandharva-govindas cha ganaih saha
jayanti pathakas chatra sarvesam karunarthinah

"I offer my obeisances to Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami, who made public the pastimes of the hidden avatar, Sri Chaitanya. They were both adorned with the mercy-dust of the lotus feet of Nityananda. I offer my obeisances to these two inconceivable sages who assumed the form of Vyasadeva, one—explicitly (Vrindavan Das Thakur), another—hiddenly (Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami). Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda and Their associates are ever victorious and we, the students, pray for Their mercy."
(Composed by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

Under a Haritaki Tree
"Vrindavan Das Thakur's mother's name is Narayani, and she was a niece of Srivas Pandit. Mahaprabhu always held kirtans in the house of Srivas Pandit, and Narayani lived in that same house. When she was very little, she got Mahaprabhu's mercy..."
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Clasping Nityananda Prabhu's Feet
"Nityananda is nondifferent from Guru-tattva: without mercy of the Guru you cannot get the mercy of Krishna. When will Nityananda Prabhu give me some mercy? When will He be compassionate to me and relieve me from the mundane illusion?"
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Vrindavan Das Thakur: A Life of Chastity
"Vrindavan Das Thakur is a disciple of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and is the main servitor of Nityananda Prabhu. He has so much chastity for Him..."
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Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur
His holy birthplace (Mamgachhi), his holy Deities (Sri Sri Gaura Nitai), his holy pastimes place (haritaki tree), and his holy samadhi (Denur)...

 

 

Composed by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur:

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."

SONG: Bimala hema-jini | বিমল হেমজিনি
"His spotless figure defeats pure gold! Various flowers garlands adorn Him highlighting His beauty, and, in His ecstatic thrill, the hairs on His body standing erect defeat the stamens of kadamba flowers! His body is covered with drops of perspiration..."

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."

 

 

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Chanting: Any Place
'One day Mahaprabhu went to the bathroom with His tongue stuck out between His teeth...'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Brother, tell Me, after abandoning worldly affairs, where will you go? You will go to the forest, and there also you will find worldly troubles. Your belly will go with you.”

Before you blame anybody, you must see your own fault first.

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