Wed, 1 January 2020
How Affection Develops
"Actually, some things come from sukriti, some things come from association, and some things like love and affection come through seeing others' example. It is similar to how love and affection comes within a family..."
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Thu, 2 January 2020
Frustrated Journey
"We must understand what is our main conception and what is our real goal. We must be careful and we must try to remove any material attachment to this world as soon as it comes otherwise some attachment can come and we will not be able to follow our heart..."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 3 July 2013)

Preaching Programme
(30 December 2019 | 14 photographs, 1.2 Mb)
Photographs from a Vaishnav-seva preaching programme attended by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj recently for the eternal benefit of the assembled souls.



Fri, 3 January 2020
Harmonising the Ego
"When I joined the mission and Gurudev gave me service, he told me first to guard the goshala and then to be the night guard of the temple. If I have ego, I will think, "Oh, what for have I come here? To be a security guard?" But I harmonised with myself..."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 3 July 2013)

Online Programme: Singapore
(1 January 2020 | 5 photographs, 0.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj grants devotees from Singapore his holy darshan bestowing his causeless mercy and nourishing Hari-katha.



Sat, 4 January 2020
Useless Independence
"We always say, 'Krishna takes care of me,' 'Krishna will certainly protect us'—but at the same time we always live independent. We always think that we can protect ourselves. That is false. We must understand and believe that only Krishna can protect us."
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Sun, 5 January 2020
Unconditional Service
"I promised to the Lord to serve Him, but I had forgotten about it because of the illusory environment. My guru has come to me, reminded me of it—I must surrender to him and he will engage me in the service of the Lord. That is called unconditional service."
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Preaching Programmes in Vijayawada
(2-3 January 2020 | 22 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj graces the devotees and all fortunate souls by once again placing his holy lotus feet on the land of Vijayawada to carry the divine banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to every heart, nook and cranny of this world. Sharing photographs from the first two days of the four-day preaching tour of His Divine Grace.


Mon, 6 January 2020 (Sri Putrada Ekadasi)
Chaste Journey
"Everybody knows what my message is, everybody knows what I want from them. I want everyone to protect Gurudev's mission, to help protect Gurudev's mission—I want everyone not to go their own way but stay in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's boat."
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Preaching Programmes in Vijayawada
(4-5 January 2020 | 21 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the South Indian preaching tour and attends several preaching programmes hosted or organised by the devotees. Sharing photographs from the last two days of the tour.


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..."


"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
Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service


Tue, 7 January 2020
Main Teaching
"If you are humble, tolerant and give honour to others, then you can easily conquer devotees' hearts. In this age of Kali, people will not easily take to Krishna consciousness, but if you are humble and you have tolerance, it is good for you."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 20 July 2013)

Preaching Programmes in Vijayawada
(6 January 2020 | 7 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
Photographs from the last day in Vijayawada before His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj returns to West Bengal to continue the preaching programmes and preparations to the forthcoming festivals.


Wed, 8 January 2020
Danda-Bhangi Pastime
"Nityananda Prabhu says, 'If Mahaprabhu takes sannyas, why must He take the eka-danda sannyas? He can take tridanda-sannyas! If He has to teach others, He must give full teaching. Why will He take eka-danda sannyas?'"
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 20 July 2013)


Thu, 9 January 2020
Fighting Material Desires
"If you have even a little bit of desire for this world, it will be very difficult for you to get to the transcendental world. If you still have some material desire, you must remove it. But the question is how you can do it."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 20 July 2013)


Fri, 10 January 2020
Do Not Delay
"Those who say that they will practise Krishna consciousness when they retire are actually cheating Lord Krishna. When a representative of the Lord comes to you, do not lose time. Take initiation, surrender and take shelter of the Lord through the guru."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 3 January 2020)


Sat, 11 January 2020
Golden Opportunity
"Krishna has given us this opportunity, we must not wait for a long time. The Lord's representative has come to us to tell us what is necessary for our spiritual life. If you want to get love and affection of your Gurudev, follow Gurudev's instruction with chastity."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 3 January 2020)


Sun, 12 January 2020 (Sri Ganga Sagar Festival starts)
Joy of Sankirtan
"Chanting the Holy Name in good association is the highest attainment in this age of Kali. Through chanting the Holy Name we can get the highest service of the Lord and the Lord's associate. You must think and realise one thing perfectly..."
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Journey to Ganga Sagar
(11 January 2020 | 24 photographs, 2 Mb)
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes the devotees on a memorable and happy journey to Sri Ganga Sagar Festival on a boat down the Ganges. Following the six-hour journey, everyone arrives happily at the temple.

Uluberia: Construction Progress
(11 January 2020 | 12 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj pays a brief visit to Uluberia to check on the ongoing construction of the new temple and give further instructions to the workers.



Mon, 13 January 2020 (Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip Dham to take sannyas)
Beacon Light for Lost Souls
"In this age of Kali, there are so many conceptions, there are so many gurus, but actually Sri Sukadev Goswami and Srila Vyasadev have told what is the real conception in Srimad Bhagavatam. If you read scriptures, you will see what is the real conception."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 3 January 2020)

Sri Ganga Sagar Festival (Day One)
(12 January 2020 | 29 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
The first day in Sri Ganga Sagar passes happily in various services and nourishing Hari-katha. Fortunate devotees spend the day in the shelter and guidance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj engaging in various devotional activities throughout the day.


"Just the day before He left to take sannyasa, from the afternoon until the evening, there was a spontaneous gathering of devotees in the home of Nimai Pandita. Nimai, knowing that early the next morning He would leave Navadwipa to take sannyasa, attracted His followers in such a way that almost every leading devotee came to see Him that evening..." (Continue reading >>>)

The Pain of Broken Hearts
"We always remember Srimati Radharani, Her associates and other Vraja gopis, but we forget about Nanda Maharaj and Mother Yasomati. It has come out of Radharani's mouth: 'We do not consider our heart's pain, but when we see Mother Yasoda's face and Mother Yasoda's situation without Your presence, our heart is breaking after breaking after breaking.'"
Download the audio (9.2 Mb, 36 min | 14 June 2007)


Tue, 14 January 2020
Our Dear and Near
"You must understand who your real relative is. Krishna is your real relative, and Krishna will not leave you. If you chant His Holy Name, if you remember Him, He will always help you, He will always support you. It is necessary to have the strongest faith."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2020)


"According to solar calculation, it was on the day of Makara-sankranti, an auspicious conjunction of the stars, that Nimai Pandita went to Katwa to take sannyasa, the renounced order of life. Many men flocked there, until a huge crowd gathered. The ordinary public was very much enraged. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began performing kirtana, and the angry mob grew, sometimes creating a disturbance. In this way the whole day passed with no decision..." (Continue reading >>>)

In honour of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan's disappearance:

Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan []
"...He was a senior man, he was very experienced and honourable, but he treated me with humility and all his other good qualities. Later, I was his servant for one month in Vrindavan. Sometimes Srila Guru Maharaj told me, 'In the evening, give him a garland.' Guru Maharaj gave him the title 'Bhakti Chandan'."

In Remembrance of Sri Bhakti Chandan Prabhu []
"Today, being separated from the direct affection of Srimat Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan Prabhu, we are bearing jewel-less hearts. Personally, I received so much of his auspicious association. When we have teeth, we do not understand their value. Today, if I could meet him again, then, just by getting a touch of his good association, I would attain even greater good fortune."


Wed, 15 January 2020 (Sriman Mahaprabhu takes sannyas)
Uncompromising Chastity
"This is an example for you all. This is a lesson for you all. You must have chastity for your Guru. Chastity is the main thing. Everybody has a guru, but not everybody has proper chastity to their guru."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 3 January 2020)

Monthly Preaching in Malaysia
(14 January 2020 | 17 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
To support and spread the mission of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Malaysia, devotees participate in monthly preaching programmes in downtown Petaling Jaya (Kuala Lumpur). Sharing photographs from the latest event.


In honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas:

"According to solar calculation, it was on the day of Makara-sankranti, an auspicious conjunction of the stars, that Nimai Pandit went to Katwa to take sannyasa, the renounced order of life. The ordinary public was very much enraged, and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began performing kirtan, chanting Hare Krishna and dancing madly. And the angry mob grew, sometimes creating a disturbance. In this way, the whole day passed with no decision. The night passed in sankirtana. And the next day, Nimai's will prevailed, although there was still some opposition. Next afternoon, the sannyasa function began..." (Continue reading >>>)


Sannyas Lila: Roaming the Land
"Mahaprabhu would go in a zigzag way—sometimes He went to the East, sometimes to the West, and the devotees followed Him not knowing where He was going..."
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Sri Nimai Sannyas (English, Bengali, an audio recording)
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's poem expressing the grief-stricken hearts of the residents of Nabadwip: "Vishvambhar, the son of Jagannath Mishra, who resides in Nabadwip, Sachi's Nimai, has taken sannyas. A tumult of cries filled the sky—Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas!"

From Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram:
prema-dhama-devam eva naumi gaura-sundaram

"Sri Gaurasundara departed from Nabadwip and went away to become a sannyasi (monk), leaving behind his family members and friends whose eyes were filled with tears. He accepted the staff and waterpot as his only possessions, the emblems of a renunciate. When his long hair was cut off and his head was shaved, thousands of voices sang the holy names. The devotee's eyes shed rivers of tears, since they knew he was going into the world and leaving them behind. From that time, whoever saw him in the red garments of a sannyasi cried out loud in grief. I sing with joy the unending glories of my sweet Lord, my golden Gaurasundara, the one and only divine abode of pure love."


Thu, 16 January 2020 (Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami)
On Dawdling and Patience
"Take shelter of a real guru. You must not delay. And have patience—no matter how long it may take, we must have tolerance and give honour to others. If you can join this family and this unlimited service, then one day you will get service. There is no doubt about that."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2020)

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA : Chapter Eleven: Sri Champa Hatta
"When Laksman Sen was the king of Nadia, Jayadev Goswami was one of His subjects in Nabadwip. The wise Jayadev built a cottage on the bank of Ballal Dirghika and resided there with his wife Padmavati...."


Fri, 17 January 2020
Hijacked Souls
"We are very fortunate because we were born in India and we can freely chant the Holy Name, but in many countries there are restrictions against following the religion of this culture, but they still secretly practise Krishna consciousness properly."
Download the audio (4.8 Mb, 12 min | 3 January 2020 | incl. Kirtan)


Sat, 18 January 2020 (Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur)
Main Goal
"We are fallen souls, but on the other hand we are also very fortunate because we have got connection with Mahaprabhu's line, Srila Rupa Goswami's line—we have taken shelter of a bona fide guru and we are trying to follow his order."
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In honour of Srila Lochan Das 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: 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."

Composed by Srila Lochan Das Thakur:

SONG: Akrodha paramananda | অক্রোধ পরমানন্দ
"The anger-less, prideless, supremely joyful Nityananda Ray wanders throughout the towns. Going from door to door to the homes of the lowly and fallen souls, He distributes the Hare Krsna mahamantra."

SONG: Nitai gunamani amara | নিতাই গুণমণি আমার
"Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, my Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, brought a flood of divine love and inundated the earth. Lochan Das says, 'Anyone who did not serve Nitai knowingly committed suicide.'"

SONG: Parama karuna | পরম করুণ পহুঁ দুই জন
"Nitai and Gaurachandra are the two most merciful Lords, the crest-jewels of all Avatars, the only source of joy. 'Fallen into samsara, I never aspired for Their feet. Now Yamaraj subjects me to my karma,' says Lochan Das."

SONG: Ke yabi ke yabi bhai | কে যাবি কে যাবি ভাই
"The Lord's Names are the ferryboat, Sri Guru is the captain, and the outstretched arms in the sankirtan are the oars. All souls have been delivered by the winds of divine love, only Lochan Das has remained behind..."


vaisnavera guna-gana karile jivera trana
suniyachhi sadhu-guru-mukhe
"Singing the glories of the Vaishnavs rescues and protects the jiva soul. I heard this from the mouth of sadhus and my Guru."
"If we give some honour, give some glorification to the Vaishnavs, it is actually for our benefit. It is for our own benefit that we do some ceremonies, some festivals, glorifying the Vaishnavs. It is necessary for our spiritual life, and it is one of the bhaktyanga, one of the practising processes. That is why we make Vaishnavs' disappearance and appearance festivals."
(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)


Sun, 19 January 2020
Keep Sankirtan Fire Ablaze
"Sometimes you think that there are only very few of you devotees here, but you must start the fire, and the wind will come. If you engage yourself in sankirtan-yajna, you can make Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sriman Nityananda Prabhu happy through that."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 4 January 2020)


উলুবেড়িয়ায় হরিকথা (First Programme at New Uluberia Temple)
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের পদ্মমুখনিঃসৃত শ্রীহরিকথামৃত: "যাঁরা এখানে উলুবেড়িয়ায় সিনিয়র ভক্তরা আছেন, তাঁরা অনেক দিন ধরে চেষ্টা করছেন, অনেক দিন ধরে আপনাদের গ্রামে গ্রামে, দরজায় দরজায় গিয়ে বলেন, ‘বল কৃষ্ণ কহ কৃষ্ণ কর কৃষ্ণ শিক্ষা’—এই কথা ভিক্ষা করছেন আপনাদের জন্য । যাঁর ভাগ্য হয়েছে, যাঁর পূর্ব্ব পূর্ব্ব জন্মের সুকৃতি ছিল, তাঁরা এই সাধুসঙ্গের প্রভাবে এসে সাধুসঙ্গ করেন, তাঁদের হৃদয়টা একটু পরিষ্কার হয়েছে, হৃদয়টা নির্ম্মল হয়েছে । ওই সিনিয়র ভক্তরার এখন অনেক বয়স হয়ে গিয়েছে, কিন্তু তাঁরা আপনাদেরকে নবদ্বীপ, পরী, বন্দাবন, অনেক জায়গায় জায়গায় নিয়ে যান যাতে আপনি সত্যিকারের কৃষ্ণপথে আসতে পারেন—তার জন্য তাঁরা প্রাণ চেষ্টা করে গিয়েছেন ।"
পাঠ শুনতে/ডাউনলোড (17.2 Mb, 41 min | 18 Jan' 2020 | ১৮ জানুয়ারি ২০২০)


Mon, 20 January 2020
Sacrifice Your Life
"People will not listen to you because they have too much attachment to materialist life—they cannot sacrifice anything; but you must sacrifice your life for your guru, Vaishnavs and Bhagavan. That is called surrender."
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Sri Krishna Janmastami: Surrender and Practise Daily
We have to understand Krishna's Pastimes. We have to be niskama bhakta: we must have no material desire, and we must not ask Krishna for anything..


Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Chant 'Gauranga' and associate with Gaura's devotees. Chant 'Hare Krishna' and dance.”

We are all in one family, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that is Chaitanya Saraswata paribar, and if we can going on smoothly, if we can going on truly, we will get a good result.