MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

 

Tue, 1 September 2020 (Disappearance of Namacharya Srila Haridas Thakur)

Online Assembly of Dham-Bhusana Vaishnavs
"We have got an opportunity to speak and hear about Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur in this class amidst the pandemic situation through the medium of zoom. Today is a very auspicious day, and we have all gathered here today to observe this holy day..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 8 min | 31 August 2020)

Service Consciousness (6 September 2019)
"These are Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's words, listen to what he says! You may be abused and humiliated hundreds of times, but you must not leave Krishna consciousness. As soon as you leave Hari-kirtan, you will be attacked by some circumstances."

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: "By remembering the glory of Srila Haridas Thakur all our impurities will go out."


 

In honour of Namacharya Srila Haridas Thakur:

Namacharya Srila Haridas Thakur (1)
"Today is a very auspicious day—a grand festival in honour of Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance day. How great his glory is! Haridas Thakur was Mahaprabhu's companion in the preaching of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra."
Download / listen to the audio (3.5 Mb, 10 min | 12 September 2019)

Namacharya Srila Haridas Thakur (2)
"When prasadam came from Jagannath temple, Govinda would serve it to Mahaprabhu, and every evening, when Mahaprabhu went to bed and Svarup Damodar, Ray Ramananda returned to their own places, Govinda would take that prasadam for Srila Haridas Thakur. That was the routine every day. One day, however..."
Download / listen to the audio (5 Mb, 14 min | 12 September 2019)

Srila Haridas Thakur's Niryan
"Everybody must remember the three wishes of Srila Haridas Thakur. 'I want to keep Your lotus feet in my heart, to see Your lotus face with my eyes, and with my my mouth, I want to chant Your name. This is my only hope and prayer...'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 3 October 2015)

Withdrawal of Srila Haridas Thakur
"On this day Mahaprabhu gave a great festival for Haridas Thakur; on this day Haridas Thakur left this world. Actually, Haridas Thakur is always with us—he did not leave this world, only his body left..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 9 min | 11 September 2011)

Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur (24 September 2009)
The sad and loving Pastime of the Lord and His devotee, Namacharya Haridas Thakur: "Prabhu, do not give me Maya. I know you love me so much, that is why I do not want to hear from You any further. Please give me some mercy—I want to go before You. Please, Prabhu, fulfil my desire."

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: শ্রীল হরিদাসঠাকুর : নামাচার্য্য শিরোমণি
"শ্রীপুরীধামে এসে মহাপ্রভু হরিদাস ঠাকুরকে তাঁর সঙ্গে শ্রীপুরীতে এনেছিলেন আর তাঁর নিজের ঘরের পাশে একটা ঘর দিয়েছিলেন । শ্রীলহরিদাস ঠাকুর বলতেন, 'আমার জগন্নাথ দর্শন করবার অধিকার নেই । আমি অতি পাপী, যবন, নিচু জাতি, তাহলে আমি কি করে জগন্নাথ মন্দিরে যাব ?' তাই মহাপ্রভু নিজে প্রত্যেক দিন জগন্নাথদেবের মন্দিরে মঙ্গলারতিতে যাওয়ার পরে হরিদাস ঠাকুরের কাছে আসতেন ।"

 


 

SONG: Ye anila prema dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"I will break my head on a rock, I will enter into fire. Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

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."

 

Wed, 2 September 2020

Proper Service Life
"The Lord becomes happy through kirtan. What does it mean to serve Deities with faith? We have no right to enter the Deities' room to worship the Deities, we have no right to enter the kitchen to cook, but we can connect everything we do with the Lord."
Download / listen to the audio (4 Mb, 10 min | 1 September 2020 | Bengali)

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: "The day after tomorrow [1 September] I am going to Nrisingha Palli, Mayapur. I must supply temples in Mayapur with some rice, potato, dal, oil. In this pandemic situation, the condition at all temples is not so good, that is why I am giving something to them—I can give a little to each temple. I collected rice and potato earlier this year, and we can distribute it. When we make festivals, we invite all sadhus, and at that time we use much bhoga, but this year past few months we have not been able to make festivals, so at least we can give something to each temple, then everybody will be happy. This is Vaishnav seva."

(৯) শ্রীমধ্যদ্বীপ ও নৈমিষ বর্ণন (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"নিশি অবসানে, মত্ত গৌরগাণে, চলিলেন নিত্যানন্দ । সঙ্গে ভক্তগণ, প্রেমেতে মগন, বিস্তারিয়া পরানন্দ ॥ মধ্যদ্বীপে আসি, বলে হাঁসি হাঁসি, এইত মাজিদা গ্রাম । হেথা সপ্তঋষি, ভজি গৌরশশী, করিলেন সুবিশ্রাম ॥"

 

Thu, 3 September 2020

Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (1)
"Today is the disappearance day of Srila Haridas Thakur. We can speak and hear today about the glories of Srila Haridas Thakur. Singing the glories of the Vaishnavs rescues and protects the jiva soul."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 1 September 2020 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 4 September 2020

Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (2)
"When Srila Haridas Thakur lived in a bhajan kutir in Benapole, many people used to come to him, and the local landlord Ramachandra Khan became envious. He arranged for a very beautiful young prostitute, 'I will pay you. You have to seduce him by hook or by crook!'"
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | 1 September 2020 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj [a dear disciple, associate, and Mission Manager of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur; his previous name is Sri Kunja Bihari Prabhu, affectionally called 'Kunja Babu'].

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 Vilas Tirtha Maharaj:

His Divine Grace Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

"When Kunja Babu [later, Srila Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj] came to meet Srila Prabhupad, Srila Prabhupad could recognise that this young man would be able to help him a great deal. Our Guru Maharaj's nature was like that of a philosopher—he did not like to mix with the public, but Kunja Babu filled that side as he could mix with public and bring persons to Srila Prabhupad, enabling thus Srila Prabhupad to speak about the sastra. Srila Prabhupad wanted to speak about Mahaprabhu, but his temperament was such that he did not like to become involved with inviting people and taking responsibility for looking after them or their accommodation, feeding, etc. So, when Kunja Babu joined, he took up that responsibility. Srila Prabhupad got educated society ready to hear his speech about Mahaprabhu, and his style of speaking was a little philosophical, so he preferred educated society as his listeners. Kunja Babu did that service—he took the trouble of inviting, accommodating, and feeding the public. All these troublesome burdens were taken on by Kunja Babu.

"Gaudiya Mission had gradually grown from this combination—the material help of Kunja Babu and the spiritual work of Srila Prabhupad. They were the father and the mother of the mission, the cofounders of Gaudiya Math. The practical, material side of the service was done by Kunja Babu. Srila Prabhupad once said in Benares (I heard it directly from his mouth), "I only want a good audience, and Kunja Babu has done that service to me the best. Amongst all my disciples, Kunja Babu has served me the best by bringing to me a good audience. I only want a good audience, nothing else, in this world, and in that direction, Kunja Babu has helped me greatly.

"In the end, Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's order was to form a governing body of ten or twelve, and Kunja Babu had to manage as long as he lived. 'Kunja Babu's intelligence excells that of all,' this was told about him. We took it as Kunja Babu was the manager during Prabhupad's lifetime, but he was actually managing the whole institution, so he should be respected even though he was a grihastha and we were sannyasis. Later, many complaints were heard against him, but Srila Prabhupad had told us that Kunja Babu had to manage as long as he lived and that he should be respected. Srila Prabhupad did not select anyone as his follower acharya, that is why there was eventually a difference of opinions amongst us. There were also many ambitious sannyasis who were eager to go on as acharyas themselves. There were generally two parties, one accepting Vasudev Prabhu as the acharya, and the other one accepting Kunja Babu..."

 

His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj:

"Sri Bimala Prasad got initiation from Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj and later, when he took sannyas, he became known as Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. At some point, he promised that he would complete chanting one hundred crores Holy Names and after that start preaching Mahaprabhu's proper conception, but as he was chanting the Holy Name, one day Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Giridhari came in front of him and Srimati Radharani said, 'You must preach pure conception of Gauranga Mahaprabhu, the combined form of Radha-Krishna.' Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur said, 'I am alone, how will I preach?' After that so many great scholars (dig-pals) came to help him—our Param Gurudev Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Prajnan Keshav Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kumud Shanta Maharaj and many others. This is how Prabhupad started preaching the proper conception in this world.

"In Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswat Thakur's time, the secretary of Chaitanya Math was a grihastha, his name is Kunja Bihari Prabhu (affectionately known as Kunja Babu), later he became Srila Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj. Kunja Babu could not always stay at the temple, but he always served Chaitanya Math from his householder life. Moreover, when he would come to visit Chaitanya Math, to see Prabhupad, at that time almost all sannyasis would give him their full obeisance.

 

Sat, 5 September 2020

Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (3)
"One day, Srila Haridas Thakur told Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, 'Prabhu, when You come to live in Puri, I will stay there with You.' Mahaprabhu agreed, and, as He was staying in Kashi Misra's house in Puri, He asked Kashi Misra and Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya to arrange some place where Srila Haridas Thakur could make his bhajan kutir."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 1 September 2020 | Bengali)

Sri Mayapur Dham Vaishnav Seva
(2 September 2020 | 91 photographs, 11.5 Mb)
On the order of His Divine Grace, Sripad Niriha Maharaj, accompanied by a few other devotees, fulfils a great and rare service—entering each Gaudiya Temple on the land of Antardwip and Godrumdwip, His Holiness, accompanied by a few other devotees, bow down to the residents of the temples and humbly offer bhoga for their temples on behalf of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Sri Gurupadpadma. We feel blessed to have got an opportunity to have the darshan of the holy lotus feet of Dham-bhusana Vaishnavs and His Holiness's service to the Holy Dham through the glimpses captured in the photographs.

News from Sri Nrisingha Palli: Construction Progress
(1 September 2020 | 36 photographs, 2.9 Mb)
Sharing photographs of the rapidly progressing construction at Sri Nrisingha Palli: while the new top floor above nat mandir is day by day nearing its completion, the ground floor of Sri Bhakti Sundar Angan Guesthouse is starting to manifest its form. Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj pays a visit to Sri Nrisingha Palli temple to observe the progress the works and to nourish the resident devotees with Hari-katha, kirtan and seva.

 

Sun, 6 September 2020

Glories of Srila Haridas Thakur (4)
"The next day, Mahaprabhu came to Srila Haridas Thakur in the morning. He asked, 'What is the news, Haridas?' Srila Haridas Thakur said, 'As You wish, Prabhu.' Then, Mahaprabhu ordered all the devotees to circumambulate Srila Haridas Thakur with kirtan..."
Download / listen to the audio (5 Mb, 12 min | 1 September 2020 | Bengali + Kirtan)

(১০) শ্রীব্রাহ্মণপুষ্কর, শ্রীউচ্চহট্টাদি দর্শন ও পরিক্রমা-ক্রম বর্ণন (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"শুনহে কলির জীব ছাড়ি জ্ঞান কর্ম্ম । নিতাই চৈতন্য ভজ ত্যজি ধর্ম্মাধর্ম্ম ॥ দয়ার সমুদ্র সেই গৌর নিত্যানন্দ । অকাতরে দিবে ভাই সার ব্রজানন্দ ॥ যামিনী প্রভাত হৈলে নিত্যানন্দ রায় । জীবেরে লইয়া ধাম ভ্রমণেতে যায় ॥ বলে দেখ জীব এই গ্রাম মনোহর । এখন ব্রাহ্মণপুরা ডাকে সর্ব্বনর ॥ ব্রাহ্মণপুষ্কর নাম সর্ব্বশাস্ত্রে কয় ।"

 

Mon, 7 September 2020

No More Wasting Time
"Now, all countries are one by one lifting lockdown and we are again getting chance to preach and do sankirtan—we must restart our preaching. As it is, we have already lost almost six months of our spiritual time, we do not want to lose another moment."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 6 September 2020)

 

Tue, 8 September 2020

Guru-Varga's Prasad
"We always tell what Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Gurudev and all the godbrothers of Srila Guru Maharaj told about Srila Guru Maharaj, we always enjoy taking their prasad. That is our happiness. If we hear from our guru-varga and read their lectures, it is good for us."
Download / listen to the audio (4.5 Mb, 11 min | 6 September 2020)

 

Wed, 9 September 2020

Devotion to Devotees
"Some preach that you must become a Krishna-bhakta, but we do not preach like this; we preach that you must be Krishna's devotees' devotee. First become a Vaishnav-das, then a Guru-das, and only after that a Krishna-das. First you must be a servant of Vaishnavs."
Download / listen to the audio (4.5 Mb, 7 min | 6 September 2020)

 

Thu, 10 September 2020

Service Zest
"Now disciples live in the lap of luxury. They blackmail Gurudev saying, "If I do not get this, I will leave the temple!" Such is the service in this world. If your service is conditional, then this is not the proper relationship between the Guru and the disciple. That is why doubts start coming, 'Will I enter that planet?'"
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 6 September 2020)

 

Fri, 11 September 2020

Supreme and Inconceivable Glories of Sri Guru
"What are your glories, Gurudev? Your glories are known to all liberated souls—the entire Goloka-mandal sings your glories—but I am a fallen soul, how shall I talk about Gurudev? Gurudev's position is extremely high, talks about him are very high."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 6 September 2020)

 

Sat, 12 September 2020

Entering Transcendental Plane
"You cannot worship the Lord with a mundane body. Only an eternal, transcendental body can worship or serve the Lord. If you serve the Lord thinking that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and you give your everything for the service to Krishna, then your body becomes transcendental."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 6 September 2020)

Visiting Sri Ganga Sagar Math
(9-10 September 2020 | 9 photographs, 0.7 Mb)
Completing the recent rounds of the temples, Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj pays a visit to the temple on the Sri Ganga Sagar island to nourish the local devotees and make sure the temple services run smoothly.

 

"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)

 


 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."

 

Dear Devotees, Friends, and Well-Wishers,

Please accept our humble obeisance at your holy feet.

Bowing down at your holy feet, we would like to extend a humble and earnest invitation to your holy self to join the grand celebration of the holy appearance day of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Sri Srimad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj that mercifully manifests this year on 17 October 2020 (Saturday).

Although, due to the current government restrictions, it is not certain yet as to where the main celebration shall take place, the festival of Hari-kirtan, Hari-katha, and prasad-seva will be held in every temple, house and jubilant heart where Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is established, and we shall feel blessed to have your holy association on this holy day.

As every year, this supremely auspicious day also offers us an opportunity of special service in the form of submitting written Sri Vyasa Puja Homage (heart-felt prayers, worshipful glorification, earnest expressions of honour, reverence, and adoration) unto the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace. In this regard, we welcome all devotees and well-wishers to submit their offerings by 13 October the latest to be able to present it to His Divine Grace timely.

Taking your feet dust on our heads, we humbly pray that this supremely worshippable appearance day of Sri Gurupadpadma, celebrated with much joy and grandeur by the fortunate souls throughout the entire manifest creation, may pass auspiciously in Hari-katha, Hari-kirtan, and Hari-seva that are so dear to the hearts of Sri Guru, Vaishnavs, and the Lord.

Your aspiring servants at
scsmathinternational.com

Email address for enquiry and Sri Vyasa Puja Homage Offerings:
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 

Sun, 13 September 2020 (Sri Indira Ekadasi)

Purposeful Preaching
"Preaching is necessary. When you preach, you get pleasure, you get everything. I have told you that when I tell something, I myself get energy—devotees listen to it and I am also listening to it and I myself become purified..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 6 September 2020)

(১১) শ্রীশ্রীকোলদ্বীপ, শ্রীসমুদ্রগড়, শ্রীচম্পাহট্ট ও শ্রীজয়দেব-কথা বর্ণনা (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"ধন্য জয়দেব কবি ধন্য পদ্মাবতী । শ্রীগীতগোবিন্দ ধন্য ধন্য কৃষ্ণরতি ॥ জয়দেব ভোগ কৈল যেই প্রেমসিন্ধু । কৃপাকরি দেহ মোরে তার একবিন্দু ॥ এই কথা বলি জীব ধরণী লোটায় । নিত্যানন্দ শ্রীচরণে গড়াগড়ি যায় ॥"

 


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"

 

Mon, 14 September 2020 (Paran is at 5:26-9:31 a.m.)

Devotees' Core Principle
"All Gaudiya Vaishnavs follow ekadasi tithi, and it is good for you also to follow it because even Sriman Mahaprabhu Himself told to do so. If we want to follow Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, we must follow His instruction."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 13 September 2020)

 

Tue, 15 September 2020

Sustaining Mahaprabhu's Line
"Mahaprabhu's line was maintained by Srila Narottam Das Thakur, Acharya Srinivas, Sri Shyamananda Prabhu. After them, so much darkness came down upon the sky of Gaura-desh. The preaching movement again emerged through Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 13 September 2020)

 

Wed, 16 September 2020

"I Am Proud, I Am Astonished, and I Am Grateful"
"Wherever I may be, I come back to Kolkata on Sunday just to get your good association. I see your smiling faces and I know that your love and affection has no alloy—your love and affection is not cheating, it is actual love and affection."
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Thu, 17 September 2020

Ekadasi Struggle?
"You think that you will break ekadasi, that you will do what you like in your life, but you do not think that after that austerity will come—you have no idea what hell is like, what kind of austerity you will get there. What austerity is there in following ekadasi?"
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Fri, 18 September 2020 (Beginning of Sri Purushottam Month)

Redundant Rituals
"Those who do not follow Krishna consciousness, who are not devotees, can do follow as many Hindu rituals and rules as they like, but we do not do it. We know that we are jiva souls—we are eternal servants of the Lord, and we always remember that."
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পুরুষোত্তম-মাস
"এ বৎসর অধি-মাস বা পুরুষোত্তম-মাস সমুপস্থির হইয়া জীবের জাগাকে অধিক কৃষ্ণসেবানুকূল্যময় করিয়াছেন । পুরুষোত্তম-মাস, ভগবান পুরুষোত্তমের ন্যায় সর্ব্বগুণাধার এবং অন্যান্য সমস্ত মাসের মুকুটমণি স্বরূপ ।"

 

Sat, 19 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

Primary and Paramount Necessity
"Teach Srimad Bhagavad-gita everywhere, it will be good. Most people cannot understand Srimad Bhagavatam or Chaitanya-charitamrita, it is very difficult for them, but everybody knows Srimad Bhagavad-gita, so everybody can easily understand its message."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 13 September 2020)

 

Sun, 20 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

Service, Karma, and Devotion
"You cannot buy guru-bhakti with money. Guru-bhakti comes through love and affection, it comes from within one's heart—it comes by practising, by giving your heart. Those who are surrendered souls, are always busy with service—maya cannot attack them."
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(১২) শ্রীশ্রীঋতুদ্বীপ ও শ্রীরাধাকুণ্ড বর্ণন (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"দেখিতে দেখিতে তবে, রাতুঃপুর চলে সবে, দেখি সেই নগরের শোভা । প্রভু নিত্যানন্দ বলে, ঋতুদ্বীপে আইল চলে, এই স্থানে অতি মনোলোভা ॥ বৃক্ষ সব নতশির, পবন বহয়ে ধীর, কুসুম ফুটেছে চারিভিত । ভৃঙ্গের ঝঙ্কার রব, কুসুমের গন্ধাসব, মাতায় পথিকগণ চিত ॥"

 

Mon, 21 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)

Continuing Service Movement
"We can practise Vaishnav-sanga, sadhu-sanga from anywhere. We must always remember Krishna, chant the Holy Name, practise and do our service from wherever we are. We must continue our service movement."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 20 September 2020)

 

"Two days ago, Purushottam Month started. It is a very auspicious month—just like niyom-seva, kartik-vrata, like Kartik month and Damodar month. This is a very auspicious month. At this time, all Gaudiya Vaishnavs follow this Purushottam month, they show their respect for Purushottam month from their hearts."

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

His Divine Grace mentions that the holy prayers of Sri Siksastakam can be sung during this month:

Sri Sri Siksastakam [all on one page, with audio]
"If you aspire to chant the Name of Krishna, then, with great care, become qualified to do so. Give up your false ego, and always consider yourself lower than grass, poor, needy, and mean. Practise tolerance like a tree..."
Song 1: Pita-varana kali-pavana gora
Song 2: Tunhu daya-sagara tarayite prani
Song 3: Sri-krsna-kirtane yadi manasa tohara
Song 4: Prabhu tava pada-yuge mora nivedana
Song 5: Anadi karama-phale padi' bhavarnava-jale
Song 6: Aparadha-phale mama chitta bhela vajra-sama
Song 7: Ga-ite ga-ite nama ki dasa haila
Song 8: Bandhu-gana! sunaha vachana mora

 

 

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Sweet Dreams
'If Krishna calls, I am going, but those who are sleeping will sleep through the whole of their life. They will not be able to get there—they will come and go and will always sleep.'

 

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

If somebody has no manpower, or stays alone in the house, they can sing songs with kartals.

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