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MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

MAY 2022

 

 

Sun, 1 May 2022

Do Not Waste This Human Life
"In the whole world, there are many great buildings, but there is no other place in this world that could compare with this land, Bharata-bhumi. The Lord came to this land many times. There is still so much time left—we will have to cross so many births. However, we have got this human birth now by a great fortune...."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 8 min | 10 February 2021)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Do Not Ruin Yourself
"Maya (illusory environment) is always very active, and we can fall down any time. We must become servants of Nityananda Prabhu, servants of Gurudev, servants of devotees—if we can become their feetdust, that is sufficient for our spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 20 October 2018)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka (Bhaktyaloka) Paramahamsa Maharaj (his brahmachari name is Sri Mahananda Prabhu; a diksa disciple of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhu and a sannyas disciple of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, founder of Sri Paramahamsa Gaudiya Math in Sri Dham Mayapur).

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers [mentioned in Centenary Anthology: "There was a very dear disciple of Srila Saraswati Thakur who lived in the same room with Srila Saraswati Thakur and received much affection from him—his name was Mahananda Brahmachari. We saw that lastly he came to Srila Guru Maharaj and said, 'Maharaj, I want to take sannyas from you. Please give me sannyas.' Srila Guru Maharaj gave it very happily and his name became Srila Bhakti Alok Paramahamsa Maharaj."


 

 

Mon, 2 May 2022

Do Not Waste This Human Life
"What do you do with this human birth? Everyone eats, everyone sleeps, everyone fears, and everyone is busy procuring children. Nobody prohibits you to do this, you can have a family, but do not become an animal."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 10 February 2021)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

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 / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 20 October 2018)

RUSSIAN TRANSLATION: «Сознание слуги»

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj (a disciple of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad and a dear associate of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj).

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."

 


 

In honour of Srila Bhakti Vichar 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..."
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Tue, 3 May 2022 (Sri Aksaya-tritiya)

Happy Life
"You make a fancy room for yourself in a big house, you marble the floors, do everything, but if there is no peace in that room, you cannot call it home. Material life is also like that: if there is no genuine service to the Lord in your life, if there is no practice of Krishna consciousness, you cannot call such life happy."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 10 February 2021)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

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 / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 20 October 2018)

Inauguration Speech
"When Gurudev disappeared one year ago, many told me to take this responsibility, but I always think I am unfit, so I ignored those requests. Nevertheless, all the chaste followers of Gurudev and our Math's senior Param Guru-varga said, 'If you do not accept the responsibility for our Math, then your Gurudev's preaching mission will stop.' That is why, I have accepted this responsibility on their request."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 4 min | 3 May 2022 | Bengali)

আশীর্বাদের প্রার্থনা
"গুরুদেব এক বছর আগে অপ্রকট হলেন, তারপরে আমাকে অনেকে তাঁর দায়িত্বভার নাওয়ার জন্য বলছিলেন কিন্তু আমি সর্ব্বক্ষণ নিজেকে অযোগ্যতা পেয়েছি বলে তাঁদেরকে উপেক্ষা করে গিয়েছিলাম । তথাপি গুরুদেবের সমস্ত অনুগত্য শিষ্যগণ আর আমাদের মঠের বরিষ্ঠ পরম গুরুবর্গগণ বলেছেন, 'যাদি আমাদের মঠের আপনি দায়িত্ব না গ্রহণ করেন, তবে আপনার গুরুদেবের প্রচার-মিশনটা বন্ধ হয়ে যাবে ।' সেজন্য তাঁদের অনুরোধে অমি এই দায়িত্বভার নাওয়ার জন্য স্বীকার করেছি ।"
বক্তৃতা শুনতে (1.8 Mb, 4 min | ৩ মে ২০২২)

 

All glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

Dear Devotees, Vaishnavs, and Well-Wishers,

We bow down at your holy lotus feet and humbly submit very special news related to our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Today, on the auspicious day of Aksaya-Tritiya (Sri Gaura Tritiya of Sri Madhusudan Month), the holy assembly of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Acharyas (represented by the illustrious leading acharyas of our Mission, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj and Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj) and other Sri Gaudiya Vaishnavs from all over the world, especially the Dham-bhusana Vaishnavs [the jewels ornamenting the holy dham] from Sri Nabadwip Dham and Sri Mayapur Dham, gathered at a special programme held at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Temple in Tarakeshwar to unanimously and joyously bestow their blessings and show heartfelt support and acceptance to His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Tilak Niriha Maharaj, who is proclaimed today the Successor Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

It was the wish and the unique pastime of our beloved Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj to leave this world without any official proclamation regarding the succession in the Mission. However, those who realised and appreciated the exclusive teachings and transcendental heart of Sri Gurupadpadma know that in many ways, His Divine Grace indicated the qualifications of Srila Bhakti Tilak Niriha Maharaj as his chaste disciple and main servitor, who possesses every qualification to serve the Mission in the best possible way.

After the disappearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, there have been many material and spiritual calamities happening in our Mission to the extent that several gurus have mushroomed to serve the purposes of the illusory environment. Sri Gurupadpadma Srila Acharya Maharaj has many times warned everyone against this situation in his holy lectures and books and also explained how sincere seekers can recognise a genuine Guru and not be misled. We pray all the devotees exercise devotional common sense and remain united under one umbrella of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Entering this new chapter of our beloved Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we pray to our Guru-varga to keep us engaged in the service to their Deities, devotees, and Mission and allow us to continue our spiritual life under the guidance and shelter of the holy lotus feet of Srila Bhakti Tilak Niriha Maharaj, the Successor Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Your aspiring servants,
On behalf of SCSMathInternational.com

About His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Tilak Niriha Maharaj
"Those who are fit to be disciplined are called disciples. They want to be chastised, they get chastised—such disciples become gurus. If somebody wants to be chastised, has been chastised, and if Gurudev has made and is making a disciple from them, then such a disciple has the qualities of a guru."
Download / listen to the audio (0.9 Mb, 2 min | 1 May 2021)

 

Wed, 4 May 2022

Self-Deception
"The problem is that you do not want to chant the Holy Name, that is why you are not able to chant it. You are bound by the nets of the illusory environment, and you cannot get the Lord through any material activities, through any mystic powers, or through any knowledge."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 6 min | 11 February 2021)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Appreciating Sadhu (1)
"You can get proper advice through good association, and you can become a proper servant of Vaishnavs through that. Without the association and advice of a proper, perfect sadhu, you cannot realise proper things. Everything comes from the sadhu."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 22 October 2018)

 

Thu, 5 May 2022

Think About Lord
"The Lord says: 'If you think about Me, I will think about you. Yet, if you yourself think about yourself, then why must I look after you?' Do not think about yourself—always think about the Lord. Our line of devotion is such that we always think about the Lord: 'How can I make the Lord happy?'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 11 February 2021)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Appreciating Sadhu (2)
"Maybe somebody's character is bad, but if they are surrendered to the Lord, you can say about them that they are a perfect sadhu because they are fully surrendered to the Lord, fully surrendered to their Guru."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 22 October 2018)

 

Fri, 6 May 2022

Stay Away from Nonsense
"Do not waste your time. Instead of reading papers and watching TV, series, and news, chant the Holy Name. There is no use watching the news—it is all lies. Today, he says you are a thief, and tomorrow you are saying he is a thief. Is that news? All these are lies."
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 11 February 2021)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Appreciating Sadhu (3)
"I am telling to everybody—give proper respect to the sadhu, do not make any offence to the sadhu. Only a sadhu can rescue you from all kinds of bad elements—he can remove all your bad elements if you surrender to him properly."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 7 min | 22 October 2018)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Shankaracharya (a highly empowered manifestation of Siva whom Lord Krishna sent to the earth to conceal the true purport of the Vedanta; He is renowned as the greatest proponent of impersonalism). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj (a diksa and sannyas disciple of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad).

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."


 

In honour of Sri Shankaracharya:

Sriman Nityananda Prabhu said: "O Jiva, from here, see Sri Sankarpur. See how far it shines along the bank of the Ganga. When Sankar Acharya was conquering all directions, he came there to conquer Nabadwip. At heart, Sankar Acharya was a great Vaisnava; only externally was he acting as a nondualist and servant of Maya. He was a highly empowered manifestation of Siva who was expert at preaching a conception of veiled Buddhism. Siva performs this duty according to the order of the Lord. When Sankar Acharya came to Nadia, Gaurachandra revealed Himself to Sankar Acharya in a dream and mercifully spoke sweet words to him, 'You are My servant, and following My order, you are very cleverly preaching illusionism. Nabadwip Dham is very dear to Me, and illusionism will never have a place here. Here, Vrddha Siva and Praudha Maya propagate imaginary interpretations of the scriptures. They deceive, however, only those who oppose My devotees. In general, My devotees reside here. This place is not for preaching misconception. Therefore, you should go elsewhere. Do not trouble the residents of Nabadwip.' Understanding the position of Nabadwip through this dream, Sankar Acharya went elsewhere, inspired with devotion."

(Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya, chapter 15)

 

Sat, 7 May 2022

Delay No More
"There is no time left! If you do something one day earlier, you will get the result one day earlier too. We will leave any day, there is no time to delay! This is how you must practise Krishna consciousness."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 11 February 2021)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Healthy Spiritual Life
"We do not know what is good, what is bad for our spiritual life. We sometimes want to eat some other food—we sometimes want to do some material things, we want some material enjoyment, but Gurudev will never advise to do what is bad for our spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 23 October 2018)

 

Sun, 8 May 2022 (Sri Ganga Puja)

Pastimes of Lord Siva
"Lord Siva is a great Vaishnav. He took part in the rasa-lila of Lord Krishna. We always offer obeisances to Lord Siva. We have Lord Siva's Deity in many temples—there is Gangadhar Siva in Nabadwip, there is Lord Siva in Mednipore, Ganga Sagar and other places. We always offer Lord Govinda's prasad to Lord Siva..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.9 Mb, 7 min | 11 February 2021)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Exclusive Mood
"A devotee's heart, their life, mind, everything is surrendered to the Lord, and they always listen to Hari-katha, Hari-kirtan—they always spend their life in sravanam, kirtanam, and they always derive pleasure from it."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 23 October 2018)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Saptami. Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnavs mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."


 

In honour of Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja):

"...While speaking, they went to Jan Nagar and saw the beauty of the hermitage of Jahnu Muni. Nityananda Prabhu said, 'This charming abode is known as Jahnudwip and Bhadravan. Jahnu Muni performed austerities here and saw the golden form of Gaura. Once, when Jahnu Muni sat here to perform his evening meditation, His copper vessel fell into the swiftly flowing River Ganga. The copper vessel fell into the river and floated away. Jahnu Muni then drank all the water of the Ganga with his palm. Maharaj Bhagirath thought, "Where did the Ganga go?" Bewildered, he began to think over the situation. Understanding that Jahnu Muni had drunk all the water of the Ganga, Maharaj Bhagirath became concerned. Sober Maharaj Bhagirath worshipped the sage for some time, and eventually the Ganga broke out of the sage's body. Thereafter, she became known as Jahnavi. The whole world now calls her 'Jahnavi'.'"

(Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya, chapter 13)

 

Visiting Holy Places: Pleasure Hunting?
"'The trouble of visiting holy places is simply a mental delusion—all possible perfection is the feet of Govinda.' You can ask me, 'Maharaj, then why are you going there, why are taking us with you?' Do you know the answer?"
Download (1 Mb, 3 min | 7 November 2012 | Bengali)

 

Glory of Manasi Ganga
"This Haridev Temple is located to the south of Manasi Ganga. When it came to the temple of Asadi Purnima, Nanda Maharaj, Mother Yasoda and other Vraja-basis wanted to travel to the Ganges to bathe in her water..."
Download (4.3 Mb, 11 min | 6 Nov. 2018 | English & Bengali)

 

Mon, 9 May 2022

Mahaprabhu's Order
"When you call the Lord, you must call Him with all your heart and soul, not to impress others—you must call with all your heart. You must call the Lord smearing the mellows of love from deep within your heart..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 11 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Seek Sadhus' Shelter
"O Krishna! How will all those who are suffering so much from miseries caused by one's body, by the nature, and other souls, and so many problems in this mundane world be rescued from this kind of situation? — A sadhu will come for them..."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 23 October 2018)

 

Tue, 10 May 2022

Chad Kazi: Defeated Again
"Mahaprabhu said politely, 'What is wrong, Kazi? Why are you sitting behind the closed door? We are your guests. Does it say in Quran or Hadith that when guests come to you, you must close the door and hide?' Hearing this, Chad Kazi came out..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 11 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

What Are You Doing?!
"We must practise in the way that Gurudev tells us to practise. Think properly about what Gurudev tells. You are always mixing with materialists, you are always looking at ladies—what are you doing?! You are taking poison! You must avoid all this!"
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 23 October 2018)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Navami. Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi. Appearance of Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnavs mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day."


 

In honour of Sri Sita Devi:

"Lord Ramachandra said to Sri Sita Devi, 'Loving devotion to Me is relished in two ways. O Sita, please hear My words. The joy felt during union with Me is called sambhoga. The joy felt during separation from Me is called vipralambha. My devotees, My eternal associates, desire sambhoga, and by My grace, they experience vipralambha. Devotees know that the sadness felt for My sake during vipralambha is actually the greatest joy. When sambhoga occurs after vipralambha, the happiness felt is ten million times greater than before. Separation from Me is the cause of that happiness. Accept this as truth; the four Vedas affirm it. During My Pastimes as Sri Gauranga, Mother Kausalya, who is known in the Vedas as Aditi, will appear as Sachi Devi. You will serve Me as Visnu Priya. In separation from Me, You will make a Deity of My golden form. In separation from You, I will make a golden Sita and worship You in Ayodhya. In exchange, You will make a Deity of My golden form and worship Me in Nadia. O Sita, these profound topics are very confidential. They will not be revealed to the public now. Nabadwip is very dear to Me: neither Ayodhya nor any other place is equal to it.'"

(Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya, chapter 14)

Niti and Priti
"It was Ramachandra's vijay utsav yesterday, and we would like to clarify some things about Rama-tattva and Krishna-tattva. In Rama-lila, rules and regulations are the highest, and love and affection go down, but this is not the highest ideal..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 9 min | 9 October 2019)

 

In honour of Sri Jahnava Devi:

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 / listen to the audio (4.7 Mb, 14 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

Nityananda Prabhu's Marriage
"Everybody says that for the devotees Nityananda Prabhu never marries, but He has two saktis, Jahnava and Vasudha. They were actually daughters of Surya Das, Gauri Das Pandit's brother..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 20 September 2009)

 

Wed, 11 May 2022

Listen and Learn
"We must surrender to the Lord. Everybody keeps Gita in their homes, but we do not understand the meaning, the main idea of Gita. We must believe what is written in scriptures and holy books."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | 11 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Mahaprabhu's Line
"Mahaprabhu is the example for us: the example of how we will practise spiritual life. Seeing His life and His teaching, we must understand clearly how we must practise spiritual life. Many obstacle will come: Maya is always ready to create obstacle and problems on our way towards spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (4.9 Mb, 12 min | 24 October 2018)

 

Thu, 12 May 2022 (Sri Mohini Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is at 5:02–9:23 a.m.)

In Search of Real Benefit
"The question that Pariksit Maharaj asked Sukadev Goswami was, 'How can I get real benefit?' He asked him only one question. Do you know how you can get real benefit in Kali-yuga? What can you do not to get any birth again?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 11 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Preaching Current
"You can see these examples and understand that there are always some problems. You can see our guru-varga also. When Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur starting to preach the highest conception of Mahaprabhu, or when Bhaktivinod Thakur discovered Mahaprabhu's birthplace, so many problems came."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 8 min | 24 October 2018)

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"No Other Shelter"
"Mahadvadasi"
"Ekadasi and liberation"
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices"
"Yogini Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi: Historical Background"
"Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service"
Ekadasi Struggle?
"Make the Teachings of Sri Guru Non-Different from Your Heart"
Ekadasi: Devotional Practice

 

"You do not need to know the meaning of each ekadasi tithi because if you know it, you will want to get this result, that result, etc."

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

Fri, 13 May 2022

Rescue Programme
"You bring people to your houses, pay them to do kirtans. So many have come and left, taking your money, but how much benefit have you got? If you do not chant yourself, what benefit is there in others chanting? If you eat, your stomach will be full—if I eat, will that fill your stomach?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 11 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Take Care of This Line
"I have told you some of the history of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. I am very unqualified, but Gurudev told me to take care of you all and to give what he has told me. I am paying my humble obeisance to all the devotees and requesting you to please take care of what Gurudev has told, take care of his words. This is my hope and my everything."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 24 October 2018)

 

Sat, 14 May 2022

Eating Up Old Rice
"'Eating old rice' means as a result of your previous births, you are living now in this nice house and eating nice food. Because you are living happily now at this time, you forget the Lord, but you have not done anything for the next life."
Download / listen to the audio (3.6 Mb, 9 min | 11 February 2021 | Bengali & Kirtan)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

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 / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 20 October 2018)

RUSSIAN TRANSLATION: «Высшее качество»

 

Some guidance regarding tomorrow's grand festival in honour of Lord Sri Nrisinghadev's Appearance:

According to the rules established at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math by our worshippable Sri Guru-varga, the holy day of Lord Sri Nrisinghadev's appearance is observed in the following way:

Sri Nrisingha-chaturdasi adhivas: devotees follow the daily programme of the temple engaging in various services and prepare for the festival (decorating the temple, purchasing and collecting bhoga, inviting honourable guests, etc.).
Sri Nrisingha-chaturdasi day: devotees follow the daily programme of the temple, reading scriptures, engaging in various services, and observe a complete fast until sunset.
Sri Nrisingha-chaturdasi evening (sunset): the evening programme starts before the evening arati (around 4 p.m.) following which an opulent bhoga is offered to the Deities in the evening containing various grain and non-grain preparations (the grain preparations are made in small quantities, just for the offering of the Deities). At sunset (the time of Lord Nrisinghadev's appearance), the Deities are offered the evening arati and devotees honour anukalpa prasadam (non-grain, similar to what is taken on ekadasi) before finishing the rest of the services and retiring for rest. His Divine Grace comments that anything can be offered on this day. He also mentions that our Temple always makes a nice preparation of sweet rice, using best ingredients (best rice, milk, raisins, and nuts) on this day.
The next day morning and afternoon: the morning daily programme continues as usual; paran (breaking the fast) is at 5:00–6:22 a.m. this year, so after offering bhoga to the Deities in the morning, devotees break the fast with the grain maha-prasadam remnants from the day before and from the morning offering. After that, devotees engage in various services and a little later hold a Vaishnav Seva festival programme starting from 9-10 a.m. until midday. Following the main programme of Hari-katha and Hari-kirtan, the Deities are offered another special opulent offering of bhoga at noon as well as the noon arati, after which everyone is lovingly served festive maha-prasadam.

Below is an extensive collection of photographs taken during the festival in 2019 which was observed in the shelter and under the guidance of our beloved Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj at Sri Nrisingha Palli, Sri Nabadwip Dham, in 2019:

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 is 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.

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.

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: 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.

 


 

[Addressing a devotee who did not go to the temple but made a festival at home.] Why did you have a home festival? You should have gone to the festival at the temple. If there is a temple in your city or nearby, you must go to the temple. How do you make a festival alone at home? You only cook, offer some bhog, and take prasadam—it basically means cooking too much and eating it yourself... You must always go to the temple. What did Gurudev make the temple for? For preaching, to arranging festivals and for giving you a place where you can gather and take devotees' association. It is necessary to understand this. Everybody have a right to stay at the temple, everybody has a right to go to the temple, and everybody must follow the rules and regulations of the temple—be humble, tolerant, and give honour to others. Follow the rules and regulations that Gurudev has established, that will be perfect. We cannot make our own rules, it is not good. The rules must be always the rules and regulations that Gurudev has set. Always behave very nicely with the devotees, be humble, tolerant, and give honour to others. This is what Gurudev teaches us, these are the main qualities we must have. Be humble, tolerant, and give honour to others, and you must also have proper surrender—do not be a hypocrite, do not practise false renunciation; surrender must be proper.

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Perfect Rules)

 


 

— { DAILY PRACTICE } —
Pages dedicated to the spiritual practices that are recommended for the spiritual health of a disciple comprised of eternal instructions emanating from the holy lotus mouths of our Sri Guru-varga:

Introduction
Setting up the altar
Arati
Daily kirtans
Bhog, cooking, offering
Observing Ekadasi
Observing Festivals
Tulasi Devi
Four regulative principles
Scriptural regulations

 

Sun, 15 May 2022 (Appearance of Lord Sri Nrisinghadev; fast until sunset, then anukalpa)

No Other Shelter
"The Holy Name is the oars, and Gurudev is the captain—if you surrender to Gurudev, you will be taken to the Lord. This age is blessed because Gaura Hari appears in it: we have no other way or shelter except Him."
Download / listen to the audio (4.7 Mb, 12 min | 11 February 2021 | Bengali & Kirtan)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Chaturdasi. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdasi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa). Temple Anniversary: Sri Nrisingha Palli (installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu; Sri Prahlad Maharaj and Sri Sri Laksmi Nrisinghadev).
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Successor Sevaite President Acharya, Ananta-sri-vibhusita Om Visnupad Srila Bhakti Tilak Niriha Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja Festival.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "We must fast from morning until sunset in the evening. Before sunset, you must read about the glories of Prahlad Maharaj and Lord Nrisinghadev, you can read about the appearance of Sri Nrisinghadev from Srimad Bhagavatam or any other book you have."

"It is necessary to offer a daab (a coconut with coconut water) with the bhog in the evening because Nrisinghadev is sweating very much and very angry because He had just killed an asura..."


 

About His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Tilak Niriha Maharaj
Holy Guidance of Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Those who are fit to be disciplined are called disciples. They want to be chastised, they get chastised—such disciples become gurus. If somebody wants to be chastised, has been chastised, and if Gurudev has made and is making a disciple from them, then such a disciple has the qualities of a guru."

 

 


 

"Guru is the divine messenger of immortal hope and joy in this mortal and miserable world. His advent is the most auspicious and happy event to the suffering animation and can be compared to the rising of the morning star that can guide the traveller lost in the desert. A gentle touch of Sri Guru's merciful hand can wipe away the incessant tears from all weeping eyes. Oh the day when this poor soul realises the causeless grace of Sri Gurudev."

(Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sri Guru and His Grace)

 

In honour of Sri Nrisinghadev, 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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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 / listen to the audio (9.1 Mb, 23 min | 3 May 2015 | Bengali)

Sri Nrisingha-Chaturdasi: Auspicious Day
"Today is a very auspicious day—the appearance day of Sri Nrisinghadev. Every year we make a big festival for Lord Nrisinghadev. On this day, I am also remembering our beloved Gurudev because he joined Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the appearance day of Lord Nrisinghadev."
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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..."
Download / listen to 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 / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 20 May 2016 | Bengali)

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 21 May 2016)

Entrance to Service Planet
"The main lesson today is to pray to the Lord and ask Him to remove material desires from our hearts. That is the glory of Nrisinghadev's appearance at Nrisingha Palli. I remember one time Gurudev asked devotees, 'What do you want?'"
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Lord's Care For His Devotee
"The Lord comes whenever His devotee calls for Him. To protect His devotee, the Lord took the form of Nrisingha—when it comes to protecting His devotees, the Lord does not remain idle."
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Sri Vyasa Puja Speech
"I hear now they say that I have deviated from the Gaudiya siddhanta because I installed the Deities of Nrisinghadev in Nrisingha Palli in Nabadwip, Godrumdwip. What am I? Who am I? Is it possible for me to install Deities?"
Download / listen to the audio (5.5 Mb, 16 min | 10 October 2018)

 


 

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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(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 Om Vishnupad 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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(20.1 Mb, 56 min | 22 May 2005)

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.
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 22 May 2005)

শ্রীনৃসিংহপল্লী (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"শ্রীনৃসিংহদেব ও প্রহ্লাদ মহারাজের কথা খুব গুরুত্বপূর্ণ কথা, আপনাদের এই কথাগুলো মন দিয়ে শুনতে হবে এবং সব সময় মনে রাখতে হবে । যে শিক্ষা শ্রীল গুরুদেব আমাকে দিয়েছেন, সেটা অত্যন্ত গুরুত্বপূর্ণ শিক্ষা । যে কথাটা তিনি বলেছেন, সেটা আমি এখনও মনে রাখি এবং আপনাদের মঙ্গল প্রদান করবার জন্য এখন বলে দিচ্ছি ।"

 


 

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."
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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."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 16 March 2019)

(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."
Download / listen to the audio (5.3 Mb, 16 min | 16 March 2019)

 

Mon, 16 May 2022 (Sri Buddha Purnima)

Remembering Sri Ekachakra Dham (1)
"Nityananda Prabhu's glory is so great. You have heard from Mahabharata about the great battle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas that took place in Dvapar-yuga. Before that battle, the Pandavas lost a game of dice and were exiled..."
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 8 min | 12 February 2021 | Bengali & Kirtan)

Evening Kirtans: Sri Tarakeshwar Temple
 Sri Guru-charana-padma  Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhi daya kara  Thakura Vaishnava gana  Parama Karuna pahu dui jana  Yadi gaura na haite  Bhajahu re mana  Hare Krishna maha-mantra
Download/listen to the audio (15.1 Mb, 36 min | 11 February 2021 | Kirtan)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Damodar Month
"This Kartik month (Damodar month) is Krishna's dearmost month. There is Radha-Damodar temple near our Vrindavan temple and every Kartik we go for parikrama in Vrindavan. This year also we have a great wish to start Vrindavan parikrama in Damodar month."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 25 October 2018)

 


Today in the calendar: Purnima. Nrisingha Chaturdasi paran is at 5:00–6:22. Sri Krishna's Phul Dol and Salila Bihar. Buddha Purnima: appearance day of Lord Buddha. Disappearance of Srila Parameshvari Das Thakur. Appearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."

"Wake up, look into the calendar and give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs. Always pay obeisance to your Guru and Vaishnavs when you wake up in the morning, always give them 'jay'. Always keep faith and show respect to them. Always see the calendar—whose appearance day it is, whose disappearance day it is. Even if you cannot make a festival, at least you can give them 'jay', it will bring you benefit. When you give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs, it brings you sukriti. For example, today is the disappearance day of a Vaishnav—give 'jay' to him, remember him. We must always remember the words of Vaishnavs. If I remember the words of Vaishnavs, I get some benefit, some deposit through that."


 

In honour of Lord Buddha's appearance:

SONG: Sri Dasavatar Stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
"O Hari! O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! You have assumed the form of Buddha! All glory to You! Your heart filled with compassion, You decry the scriptural injunctions for animal sacrifice."

"At the beginning of Kali-yuga, the Lord will appear as Lord Buddha, the son of Anjana, in the province of Gaya, just for the purpose of deluding those who are envious of the faithful theist." (Srimad Bhagavatam, 1.3.24)

 

In honour of Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu:

Time for Sravan
"You must see the sadhu with your ears, because you cannot see a sadhu with your eyes. This is actually not a place for play or tourism, this is a place for sravan and kirtan. You must listen with your heart. One time, Acharya Srinivas was sitting with Narottam Das Thakur in one place..."
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In Praise of Srila Narottam Das Thakur (From Affectionate Guidance, chapter 17)
Narottam Thakur's close associates and peers were Syamananda and Srinivas. These three great devotees were sent back to Bengal to continue the preaching of Mahaprabhu. The Bengali Vaisnavas were very eager to read the writings of Sri Rupa, Sanatan, Raghunath, Krishna Das Kaviraj, Lokanath Goswami, Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Prabhodananda Saraswati and the other Goswamis; so Narottam, Syamananda and Srinivas travelled from Vrindavan towards Bengal with many copies of those great books...

Composed by Srila Srinivas Acharya:

SONG: Sri Sad-Goswamy-Astakam | শ্রীশ্রীষড়্­গোস্বাম্যষ্টকম্
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"I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Six Goswamis, namely Sri Rupa Goswami, Sri Sanatan Goswami, Sri Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Sri Raghunath Das Goswami, Sri Jiva Goswami, and Sri Gopala Bhatta Goswami, who are always engaged in chanting the Holy Name of Krishna and dancing. They are just like the ocean of love of God, and they are popular both with the gentle and with the ruffians, because they are not envious of anyone. Whatever they do, they are all-pleasing to everyone, and they are fully blessed by Lord Chaitanya. Thus they are engaged in missionary activities meant to deliver all the conditioned souls in the material universe."

 

Tue, 17 May 2022

Remembering Sri Ekachakra Dham (2)
"There are so many pastimes and glories of Nityananda Prabhu. Nityananda Prabhu stayed at Srivas Pandit's house. At that time, Srivas Pandit's spouse Malini Devi must have been about seventy years old, and Nityananda Prabhu called her 'Mother'..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.4 Mb, 9 min | 12 February 2021 | Bengali & Kirtan)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Damodarastakam
"We sing Damodarastakam about the pastimes of the Lord written by Satyavrata Muni every Kartik month. That is a very important song in our spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 25 October 2018)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj (a great prominent disciple of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad, and a sannyas disciple of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."

"Wake up, look into the calendar and give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs. Always pay obeisance to your Guru and Vaishnavs when you wake up in the morning, always give them 'jay'. Always keep faith and show respect to them. Always see the calendar—whose appearance day it is, whose disappearance day it is. Even if you cannot make a festival, at least you can give them 'jay', it will bring you benefit. When you give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs, it brings you sukriti. For example, today is the disappearance day of a Vaishnav—give 'jay' to him, remember him. We must always remember the words of Vaishnavs. If I remember the words of Vaishnavs, I get some benefit, some deposit through that."


 

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.
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 19 September 2009)

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."

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?"

 

Wed, 18 May 2022

Vaishnavs' Nature
"People become pure by touching the Ganges, but one can become pure just by getting the darsan of a Vaishnav. Who is a Vaishnav? One who dresses as a Vaishnav, wears tilaks and neckbeads and chants on beads? Vaishnavs are those who practise Vaishnavism. Always remember this."
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—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Siksastakam
"We are singing the Siksastakam songs every day [in Kartik month]. Mahaprabhu is Radha-Krishna's combined form and Siksastakam is His teaching. It is very nice. We must practise these songs."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 7 min | 25 October 2018)

 

Thu, 19 May 2022

Heartfelt Prayers
"I have no strength, I have no intelligence, I am very poor! Please hijack me! Please give me strength so that I may be able to tolerate everything. I do not want any honour or respect to myself. I want to give honour to everyone. Please give me such strength. It is necessary to always chant kirtans in this way."
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 12 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Establishing Faith
"Krishna gave us this human body to serve, to come to Krishna consciousness, to chant the Holy Name of the Lord, to serve to Gurudev and to be established in our faith in our Gurudev and all the Vaishnavs. If you have faith, then the strongest faith is necessary."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 26 October 2018)

 

Fri, 20 May 2022

Devotional Ingenuity
"Krishna said, 'I do not know anyone except My devotees, and My devotees also do not know anyone except Me.' When devotees cook, they always think about their Gurudev. You must serve your Guru and Vaishnavs extracting and smearing mellows of deep love from your heart."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 12 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Maintaining Legacy
"There are certain things that have to be maintained and that are necessary for a practitioner's life, and you must follow these things properly. I am happy with all the devotees and I am trying to keep the Mission of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math as it was before."
Download / listen to the audio (3.6 Mb, 11 min | 26 October 2018)

 


Today in the calendar:
Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."

"Wake up, look into the calendar and give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs. Always pay obeisance to your Guru and Vaishnavs when you wake up in the morning, always give them 'jay'. Always keep faith and show respect to them. Always see the calendar—whose appearance day it is, whose disappearance day it is. Even if you cannot make a festival, at least you can give them 'jay', it will bring you benefit. When you give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs, it brings you sukriti. For example, today is the disappearance day of a Vaishnav—give 'jay' to him, remember him. We must always remember the words of Vaishnavs. If I remember the words of Vaishnavs, I get some benefit, some deposit through that."


 

In honour of Srila Ramananda Ray Prabhu:

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.

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..."

Visiting Sri Godavari (Kovvur)
(5 January 2019 | 37 photographs, 3.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Ramananda Gaudiya Math and the holy bank of Sri Godavari River on the third day of his South Indian preaching tour. There, His Divine Grace graces the fortunate souls with the extensive narrations of exclusive pastimes of Raya Ramananda and Sriman Mahaprabhu.

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.5 Mb, 10 min | 5 January 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.'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 5 January 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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 5 January 2019)

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'..."
Download / listen to the audio (4.1 Mb, 12 min | 5 January 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.'"
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 5 January 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...'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 5 January 2019 | + Kirtan)

 

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...'"
Download / listen to the audio (0.8 Mb, 3 min)

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: 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."

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?"

 

Sat, 21 May 2022

Devotional Substance
"If you do something avoiding the Lord, if you take something without offering it to the Lord, it will be stealing. Do you think that if you give something to the Lord, He will take it all away? You worship the Ganges with the Ganges water!"
Download / listen to the audio (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 12 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Beyond Ego and Prejudice
"We pray all the devotees of Chaitanya Saraswat Math will come again. I know some are a little disheartened, some want to stay alone, some live in a family as householders, but we do not look who is a householder, who is a brahmachari, who is a sannyasi."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min | 26 October 2018)

 

Sun, 22 May 2022

Pure Name Comes from Pure Heart
"It is necessary to chant the Holy Name giving up offences! Chanting all the 'social' kirtans is no use. I have told you before: I have not come here to chant kirtans, I have come to make you chant kirtans."
Download / listen to the audio (5.5 Mb, 13 min | 12 February 2021 | Bengali & Kirtan)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Honest Surrender
"Surrender comes through faith, and it is the most important thing for our spiritual life. When you surrender fully, do not take anything on your shoulder—give everything to your Guru, to your Lord—then you will see how happy you will be if you do that."
Download / listen to the audio (4.4 Mb, 12 min | 27 October 2018)

 

Mon, 23 May 2022

Remembering Chapahati
"We have very little time today, I will speak more at the evening class, but now I will tell you two stories. When we go to Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, we go to Chapahati on the last day. So, I want to tell you two pastimes, one in Chapahati, and the other one is Mamgachhi. This is the first story..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 13 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Surrendered Soul's Stance
"It is not necessary to be a pujari—if we can become a dog of the Deities, that is sufficient for us. You can tie me and keep me near You, and I will not allow anybody who is against You to come close to You without Your permission. That will be my duty. I will honour the remnants of Your dearmost devotees."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 27 October 2018)

 

Tue, 24 May 2022

Remembering Saranga Murari
"If we do not listen to these pastimes and glories of the holy abode, then how do you do a parikrama? Who will tell you these things if you go to Mayapur by bus? Another place we go to during Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama is Mamgachhi, and the place I want to tell you about is visited just before Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's birthplace."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 13 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Pure Principles
"Mahaprabhu is the Lord Himself, but He served others and practised Krishna consciousness strictly—He preached very strictly and followed all rules and regulations very strictly. We should learn from our Gurudev, we should learn from our Guru-varga."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 9 min | 27 October 2018)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das-Adhikari Prabhu.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."

"Wake up, look into the calendar and give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs. Always pay obeisance to your Guru and Vaishnavs when you wake up in the morning, always give them 'jay'. Always keep faith and show respect to them. Always see the calendar—whose appearance day it is, whose disappearance day it is. Even if you cannot make a festival, at least you can give them 'jay', it will bring you benefit. When you give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs, it brings you sukriti. For example, today is the disappearance day of a Vaishnav—give 'jay' to him, remember him. We must always remember the words of Vaishnavs. If I remember the words of Vaishnavs, I get some benefit, some deposit through that."


 

In honour of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das-Adhikari Prabhu:

"Many do not know about the service of late Sripad Santosh Krishna Prabhu and he himself also during his life often said that he had not been able to become even an insignificant servant of the Math; but seeing how strong was his attachment to the interest of the Math in the many small services he did, it puts us to shame now. He never once even saw the accounts of his material property; neither did he ever try to increase his wealth even by a cent; but it is inconceivable how much this person tried, with heart and soul, to collect and beg for the Math. Nobody ordered him, nobody encouraged him—he took care of the Math's various paraphernalia like an expert householder of his own accord, he would be always seen very busy with all kinds of works of the Math; at the same time, he never once gave anyone even a slightest hint of the service and works he was doing. Some of us help the Math's preaching with some money, etc., give physical labour, but if we do not see any mention about us in a newspaper column, at the preachers' assembly at a holy dham, or in an eulogy written by Sri Guru and Vaishnavs, then we decide, 'There is no use serving the Math. They are prejudiced. They do not praise me, do not give me 'jay', so I better rough it at home than waste time, money and life for the interest of the Math.' However, the great soul who we have mentioned before, gave so much money for the service of 'Jayasri', continuously toiling as a low menial worker—it is impossible to mention everything. However, he never once said anything that would give a slightest hint that he wanted to see his praise in a newspaper column or even more so to see his name included in the Math's Calendar; but we have seen that his effort to look after the interests of the Math was gradually making him great."

(Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Guidance, Volume 3)

 

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.

 

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..." >>>

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."

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?"

 

 

Wed, 25 May 2022

Remembering Pastimes
"All these pastimes are written in the book Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala. When we go on Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, we also go to the house of Sri Sridhar Prabhu. The pastimes at that place are very, very beautiful..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 13 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

En Route to Dvaraka
"I am speaking now from the train because this is an almost three-day journey from Kolkata to Dvaraka. I myself have never actually been to Dvaraka, but this year devotees told me, 'Maharaj, we want to go to Dvaraka with you,' that is why we have arranged some programme and going there now with more than two hundred devotees; but our main spiritual things, our target is always Vrindavan and Govardhan."
Download / listen to the audio (3.5 Mb, 10 min | 31 October 2018)

 

Thu, 26 May 2022 (Sri Apara Ekadasi)

Attachment to Sadhus
"It is said in the scriptures that a cloudy day is not a bad day. What day is a bad day? A bad day is the day when we do not get to hear about the Lord. Serve Radha Krishna in your mind; do not gossip or engage in idle talks. For this, you need to take good association."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 13 February 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

"May our pilgrimage be successful"
"Actually, we are going to Dvaraka to learn something about the pastimes of Krishna. If we are fortunate, by Krishna's mercy, we can get the darshan of this place. We pray to Gurudev and to the Lord that our pilgrimage may be successful."
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 31 October 2018)

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"No Other Shelter"
"Mahadvadasi"
"Ekadasi and liberation"
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices"
"Yogini Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi: Historical Background"
"Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service"
Ekadasi Struggle?
"Make the Teachings of Sri Guru Non-Different from Your Heart"
Ekadasi: Devotional Practice

 

"You do not need to know the meaning of each ekadasi tithi because if you know it, you will want to get this result, that result, etc."

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

Fri, 27 May 2022 (Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur)

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
"A strong desire means making an effort. If you try, you will get mercy. If I make one step towards the Lord, the Lord will make ten steps towards me. Yet, if you do not make any step forward, He will not come to you."
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 8 min | 13 February 2021 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Dvadashi. (Ekadasi paran is between at 4:56–9:21 a.m.) Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."

"Wake up, look into the calendar and give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs. Always pay obeisance to your Guru and Vaishnavs when you wake up in the morning, always give them 'jay'. Always keep faith and show respect to them. Always see the calendar—whose appearance day it is, whose disappearance day it is. Even if you cannot make a festival, at least you can give them 'jay', it will bring you benefit. When you give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs, it brings you sukriti. For example, today is the disappearance day of a Vaishnav—give 'jay' to him, remember him. We must always remember the words of Vaishnavs. If I remember the words of Vaishnavs, I get some benefit, some deposit through that."


 

In honour of Sri Chaitanya-Vyas Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur:

~ 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)

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)...

 

 

Land of Childhood Pastimes of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur [From Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala] [75 Mb]
An extensive chapter about the pastimes and glory of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur and two special profound dedicated articles presented in the book from the previous publications of our Math.

 

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 31 December 2012)

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?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 20 October 2015)

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..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 18 May 2015)

 

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."

 

Sat, 28 May 2022

Jivan Chakravarti's Pastime (1)
"I have been called to a place called Mankar. It is near Panagar in Bardhaman. One brahman family lived there before, and the name of head of the family was Jivananda Das. His previous name is Jivan Chakravarti..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 13 February 2021 | Bengali)

Evening Kirtans (Tarakeshwar Area)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants:
 Jaya Dhavani [not recorded]  Vandana  Sri Guru-charana-padma  Sri Krsna-chaitanya-prabhu daya kara  Ohe Vaishnava Thakura  Akrodha-paramananda Nityananda Ray  Gaurangera-duti-pada  Gaya Gaura madhura svare  Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

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—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

World Pandemic: Use Your Time Wisely
"All over the world, all devotees at this moment always think and are always afraid of COVID-19, coronavirus. We cannot do anything about it—when the time comes, we will have to leave our body. However, as many days as we may have, we must not waste our time! Now that all the devotees are always in their house, it is a good time—they can read many books such as Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya-charitamrita and all our good books. They can concentrate their mind on Krishna consciousness and chant more rounds of the Holy Name. They can do more service in their houses."
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Sun, 29 May 2022

Jivan Chakravarti's Pastime (2)
"Siva Thakur told Jivan Chakravarti to go to Sanatan Goswami. In those days, there were no trains, so Jivan Chakravarti walked for a long time to Vrindavan. When he came there, he asked somebody, 'Where does Sanatan Goswami stay?' and he was told that he was staying on the hill of Dvadasatila..."
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—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

World Pandemic: The Only Relief
"In this situation that is happening in this world, only the chanting of the Holy Name, only service to the Lord can give relief to us. We must think about this, we must tell others to please avoid eating fish, meat, avoid this kind of sinful works."
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Mon, 30 May 2022

Result of Service Mood
"It is necessary to have faith. You cannot get anywhere without faith. There is even a saying in Bengali: 'You can only realise things when you have faith; arguing only keeps you far away.' This is how we must serve the Lord...."
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—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Nurture Faith and Faithfulness
"You can serve by following my instruction. My instruction is chanting the Holy Name, not to spend time always thinking nonsense things, and to always practise the panchanga. Do this properly, read our Math's books. I have published many books, read those books."
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Tue, 31 May 2022

Joining Lord's Pastimes
"When the call comes, you will have to leave, but how will you leave? To cross the river, you must take a ferry, but if you have not earned the fare, how will you cross then? You must acquire the fare, and you do not acquire it with any money or material wealth! You can only acquire it with devotion."
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—{ "Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address" }—

Where There Is a Will There Is a Way
"Answers to questions: How should we act if somebody offends us? How can we concentrate our mind when chanting? How can we get relief from ego? How should I instruct my child? How can we develop sincerity and enthusiasm in our service?"
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Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Internal Transformation
''Do not become a hypocrite. Go back to your home! Serve your parents, serve your family—you can even get married—and at heart serve Me, love Me, think about Me.' Maintain your family as Krishna's family and you will be very happy.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“A brahman ornamented with the twelve qualities but devoid of devotion to Krishna goes to hell.”

Sometimes, when you try to satisfy your Guru, and you are so much fanatic about your Guru, somebody may be dissatisfied. It is not a problem.

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