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MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

FEBRUARY 2024

 

Thu, 1 February 2024

Internal Meaning of Initiation
'I think that all of you have taken initiation and beads from Gurudev. One time, Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur was asked, "Is everyone who has taken the mantra called a disciple?"'
Download / listen to the audio (62.9 Mb, 129 min | 31 December 2020 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

Fruits of Inconceivable Mercy
"Nityananda Prabhu's and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's mercy is inconceivable. Therefore, our devotees must always be inspired, must always preach properly. They should live and behave properly, they should do their service properly, and they should talk humbly."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 23 August 2020)

 

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Sasthi. Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami 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."


 

In honour of Sri Jayadev Goswami:

"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. While there, he wrote the Dasa-avatara-stotram, and this poem once came to the hand of Laksman Sen. The king read the poem with great joy and then asked, 'Who wrote this?' Govardhan Acharya said to the king, 'The great poet Jayadev wrote it.' The king asked, 'Where is this poet Jayadev?' Govardhan replied, 'He lives in Nabadwip.' Hearing this, the king secretly searched for Jayadev's home and then came there in the evening.

The king entered the cottage in the dress of a Vaisnava. He bowed to Jayadev and sat on one side. Jayadev understood that this man was the king and that he had come to him as a beggar in the dress of a Vaisnava. Within a short time, the king introduced himself and requested Jayadev to go to his palace. The wise Jayadev was extremely detached, and he did not agree to go to the home of any materialist. Jayadev, the great devotee of Krishna, then said, 'I will leave your province and go elsewhere. 'Association with materialists never results in good fortune, so I will cross the Ganga and go to Nilachal.' The king said, 'O master, listen to my words. Please do not ever leave Nabadwip. 'Please be merciful to me and act in such a way that your words will come true and my desire will also be fulfilled. On the other side of the Ganga, there is a beautiful place known as Champa Hatta. Please stay there for a couple of years. I will not go there according to my own desire; I will come to see your feet only when you desire it.' Hearing the words of the king, the great poet immediately replied in agreement. 'Although you are a materialist and this kingdom is yours, you are a devotee of Krishna and you have no material attachment. I called you a materialist to test you, but you heard this and tolerated it. I have now understood that you are a devotee of Krishna. You engage in material affairs but remain detached. I will stay in Champaka Hatta for some time. In secret, leaving your opulence behind, you may come to see me.'

"Through one of his ministers, the king happily had a house constructed in Champaka Hatta. The poet Jayadev stayed there for some time and served Sri Krishna according to the path of divine love. Padmavati Devi would bring loads of champak flowers, and Jayadev worshipped Krishna, the son of Nanda, with them. Jayadev offered worship with intense love, and eventually he saw Sri Krishna appear before him in a form the colour of a champak flower. The Lord's beautiful, golden lustre was completely enchanting, and His extremely beautiful face belittled millions of moons. He had wavy hair, long arms, and a beautiful flower garland around His neck. His body illumined the thatched hut of Jayadev. Seeing the form of Gauranga, Jayadev, the best of poets, fainted in divine love as tears streamed from his eyes. Seeing the Lord's form, Padmavati Devi fainted and fell to the ground.

"The Lord raised them both with His lotus hands and then mercifully spoke nectarean words. 'You are both My highly exalted devotees, and I desired to reveal Myself to you. Very soon I will take birth from the womb of Sachi Devi in Nadia. With all the devotees of all My previous Avatars, I will distribute the wealth of divine love through Sri Krishna-kirtan. At the age of twenty-four, I will take sannyas and then reside in Nilachal. There, immersed in intense divine love, I will deeply relish your Sri Gita-govinda with My devotees. I am telling you the truth: your Gita-govinda is extremely dear to Me. Nabadwip Dham is spiritual and supreme; I promise you that you will come here after leaving your body. For now, you two will go to Nilachal. Serve Jagannath there, and you will attain the fruit of divine love.'

Saying this, Gaurachandra disappeared. In separation from the Lord, Jayadev and Padmavati fainted. Regaining consciousness, they began to cry profusely. Crying and crying, they offered prayers. 'Alas! What a form we have seen! How will we now live in separation from Him? Why did the Lord order us to leave Nadia? We understand that we must have made some offence here. Nabadwip Dham is spiritual and supreme, and our hearts are dismayed at the thought of leaving. It would be better to become an animal or bird and remain here forever, meditating on the Dham. We can give up our lives, but we cannot give up the Dham—our attachment is so intense. O Lord! Sri Gauranga! Be merciful and keep us here at Your holy feet.' While speaking in this way, they cried aloud, and then they heard a divine voice. 'Go to Nilachal, and do not be sad or unsteady at heart. I will tell you two things. Some time ago, you both desired to stay in Nilachal for a few days. Jagannath has fulfilled this desire of yours, and He wants to see you. You two will please Jagannath, again leave your bodies, and then reside in Nabadwip eternally.'

Upon hearing the divine voice, Jayadev and Padmavati immediately left, and after some time, they turned and looked back at Nabadwip. They wept, and tears streamed from their eyes. Humbly, they spoke to the residents of Nabadwip. 'Please be merciful to these two souls. Please forgive us for the offences we have committed.' They walked away, looking back again and again at the eight-petalled lotus of Nabadwip. They went ahead and eventually did not see Nabadwip anymore. Crying, they crossed outside the land of Gauda. Some time later, they arrived in Nilachal and saw Jagannath with cheerful hearts. Glory to the poet Jayadev! Glory to Padmavati! Glory to Sri Gita-govinda! Glory to love for Krishna!"

(Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya, chapter 11)

 

Who Will Understand This? (Continuation of "My Grief")
"Jayadev Goswami started composing this Gita Govinda in some other place, but he could not finish it there, so he came to Nabadwip to finish it. He sat there in Champa-hatti, but then he suddenly forgot what to write next..."

 

 

Fri, 2 February 2024

Amidst What Are You Sitting?
'You must be anxious to make Him happy and always be alert and conscious of His happiness. Sacrifice your selfish interests for His happiness, serve for His happiness. Just as people sit near a fire to keep themselves warm in winter, sannyasis also always sit amidst fire blazing on all four sides. What is this fire?'
Download / listen to the audio (62.9 Mb, 129 min | 31 December 2020 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

Absorbed in Service
"Why will devotees leave their service? They must do their service until death! But such is human nature, what can you do?... When Krishna came to Vidura's house, Vidura's wife did not know anything, she was so overwhelmed and excited."
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 23 August 2020)

 

Sat, 3 February 2024

Karma-Misra Bhakti
'"I will serve the Lord, and I will get something from Him in lieu of that." This is their hope. Many of us also think that if we serve the Lord, we will go to Goloka Vrindavan. Even this is also not necessary. Even this should be given up. "Bhog tyag, tyag tyag": renounce enjoyment and renounce renunciation.'
Download / listen to the audio (62.9 Mb, 129 min | 31 December 2020 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

Corrupted Life
"We are not political men. Our 'candidate' is only Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. We do not involve ourselves with politics or politicians. We do not want any political party movements. There is corruption in every country..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 23 August 2020)

 

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Astami. Disappearance of Srila Lochan 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."


 

In honour of Srila Lochan Das Thakur:

About Srila Lochan Das Thakur
"We must pray to Vaishnav Thakur, 'Wherever you are, Prabhu, please bestow your mercy on this fallen and low soul so that I may live this life serving you.' Srila Lochan Das Thakur composed Sri Chaitanya-mangala that contains even more pastimes of the Lord than Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata..."
Download / listen to the audio (5 Mb, 12 min | 2 February 2021 | Bengali)

Srila Lochan Das Thakur Mahasay
"Srila Lochan Das Thakur is a follower of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu—he belonged to His line. Srila Lochan Das Thakur was born in Burdwan district and he was a disciple of Sri Narahari Thakur. The name of Srila Lochan Das Thakur's father is Sri Kamalakar Das, and his mother's name is Sri Sadanandi..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 9 min | 25 October 2020)

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, 4 February 2024

Beyond Jnana-Misra Bhakti
'The next kind of devotion is jnana-misra bhakti. Such devotees strive to accumulate some knowledge. They chant the Holy Name because they believe that the Holy Name can give them some knowledge. The followers of this line can also believe that man is God.'
Download / listen to the audio (62.9 Mb, 129 min | 31 December 2020 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

Worshippable Sita Thakurani
"Advaita Acharya's wife, Sri Sita Thakurani, is worshipped by everyone all over the world. I have not read much about her, but we know that when Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born, Advaita Prabhu sent her with some gifts to Jagannath Misra's house..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 23 August 2020)

 

Mon, 5 February 2024

Indomitable Power of Mercy
'We often chant, "Seva-adhikara diya, ei bara more kare daya. Please be merciful to me this time, give me the right to serve." Service is like that. If you have Gurudev's blessing, if you have Gurudev's mercy, nobody can do anything to you. Always remember this.'
Download / listen to the audio (62.9 Mb, 129 min | 31 December 2020 | Bengali)

Love for Gaudiya [by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad]
"We pray that your practice, behaviour, language, taste, moral regulations and religious faith become aligned with the precepts of Gaudiya. Please gradually give up non-gaudiya elements within your Gaudiya identity and show the ideal of Gaudiya to the entire world. May you not mutilate the paramount ideal of the Gaudiya precepts by coveting to participate in that which is not Gaudiya."

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

Service Succession
"Will you follow the instruction of the scriptures or will you follow your Gurudev's instruction? That is our question. What is important for you? You will never get the mercy of Krishna without worshipping Radharani..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.9 Mb, 10 min | 23 August 2020)

 

Tue, 6 February 2024 (Fast on Sat-tila Ekadasi; tomorrow paran at 6:20–10:00)

Learn to Behave as Sadhu
'One can bite, one can swear, one can say and do all kinds of things, but a sadhu's duty is to protect and save everyone. Sadhus must not change their nature. It is necessary to learn this kind of saintly behaviour. We must behave as devotees.'
Download / listen to the audio (62.9 Mb, 129 min | 31 December 2020 | Bengali)

Love for Gaudiya [by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad]
"We pray that your practice, behaviour, language, taste, moral regulations and religious faith become aligned with the precepts of Gaudiya. Please gradually give up non-gaudiya elements within your Gaudiya identity and show the ideal of Gaudiya to the entire world. May you not mutilate the paramount ideal of the Gaudiya precepts by coveting to participate in that which is not Gaudiya."

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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)

 


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.

Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about fasting on ekadasi and accepting material facilities:

"One time, a devotee came here from Vrindavan on the day of ekadasi. He reached in the evening and, after taking a bath in the Ganges, attended kirtans, danced, circumambulated the temple and so on. Then, I asked him whether he would take any anukalpa [non-grain prasadam that is allowed to be taken on ekadasi]. He replied, 'Generally, I do not take anything, but if you like, then, of course, I must like anukalpa. Your will is greater than my fasting.' That was his decision.

"My Guru Maharaj (Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur) always wanted maximum energy: you should take good food and do good service. That was his maxim. Krishna is not a liquidated party: take full prasadam and do full service. Do maximum service, and you should take whatever is necessary for that. You are to take it for the cause of Krishna, not for your own cause. You are Krishna's, so if you grow weak, His service will be hampered, and both you and Krishna will be losers thereby. 'My soldiers will be well-fed and well-working.' That was our Guru Maharaj's principle. Napoleon said, 'One full-fed soldier is equal to ten half-fed soldiers.'

"So, prasad-seva: if it is service, then it must be taken in a serving mood, of course. But, at the same time, the individual position of a devotee should be taken into consideration. Sahajiyas do not fast on ekadasi at all: "Oh, we are in Vrindavan, and there is no fasting in Vrindavan." But Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Srila Prabhupad did not like that—it is sahajiya (imitation) if you go on feeding your senses in the name of Krishna-bhakti (devotion to the Lord). For the service to Krishna, it is necessary to keep up the body and to provide nourishment to it, so we must take what is necessary for service. We do not like it if by fasting, a loss of energy is effected. If fasting does not hamper your service, you may go on fasting—perhaps, your Gurudev wanted that...

"For service, I must accept what is necessary to make me physically fit so that I can render more service. So, accepting material things is not objectionable. It is fruitful, not detrimental. Rather, it produces something of a pure character, which helps everyone. This is how a disciple receives and accepts things. At that same time, he may even blame himself, 'I cannot go on with my worldly life without the help of this or that!' He will blame himself, but the underlying spirit must be, 'If I do not take it, I shall be unfit; I will not be able to do my bit of service to the Lord, to my Gurudev.'

"Moreover, by taking up renunciation, I will be a loser. I will incur a loss for myself, for the world, and my Guru's service will be hampered. In this spirit, devotees are to take everything. For the cause of Krsna, for the cause of his Guru, they will accept anything.

"Suppose there is a very miserly karmachari (manager). Because he does not want to spend money, he may not attain a particular result; then, some difficulty comes, and the opportunity is lost. This manager will be responsible to the proprietor: 'Why did you not spend money? Why are you afraid of spending money from my store? Because of your miserly habit, the opportunity has been lost!' 'Why should you not spend My money for My interest?' So, to render service to Krishna, to my Gurudev, to Vaishnavs, to the world, to everyone, I must keep up this mundane body, and I am entitled to take something for that.

"Miserliness is mayavada; it is the renunciation spirit, and it will mar Krishna's interest. What we need is yukta-vairagya: I shall take from the store of Krishna to keep myself fit and to do service. It is Krishna's account, and if I do dot do that, I should be a separationist, a mayavadi, a renunciationist. I shall render maximum service to Krishna, and I must take without any hestitation whatever is necessary to make myself fit for the service; otherwise, I shall be punishable."

 

"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
Ekadasi Struggle?

 

"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)

 

Wed, 7 February 2024 (Ekadasi paran is at 6:20–10:00)

Preparing for Festival
'We serve gurudev every day (we try as far as possible), but tomorrow is a special day, my gurudev's appearance day. I am praying to gurudev that the festival goes well tomorrow. Many came to me and said they wanted to take initiation, but I told them that I would give them initiation another day.'
Download / listen to the audio (62.9 Mb, 129 min | 31 December 2020 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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)

 

Thu, 8 February 2024

External and Internal Opulence
'I do not want anybody's money and wealth. All I want from you all is your love and affection. If you have love and affection for your guru, if you have devotion and faith, then I do not need anything else. You have taken initiation, and if you have faith in your guru and love for your guru, I do not need anything else.'
Download / listen to the audio (62.9 Mb, 129 min | 31 December 2020 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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)

 

Fri, 9 February 2024

Worship Nityananda
'You have arrived at the holy abode of Lord Nityananda Prabhu as the result of great fortune. If you discuss what Srila Narottam Das Thakur, Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami wrote, you will see how they describe the qualities and pastimes of Nityananda Prabhu, and if you study these things, you will understand how necessary Nityananda Prabhu is in our lives.'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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?'"
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Sat, 10 February 2024

Immerse Yourself in Exclusive Worship
'Do not follow your mind. What we practise is not the kirtan you find in this world – it is not the kirtan that is chanted to please your mind and the minds of others or for the sake of flowery words; this kind of kirtan cannot bring your highest benefit.'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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."
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Today in the calendar: Gaura Pratipad. Disappearance of Tridandi-swami Srimad Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhanas Maharaj and departure of Sri Haripada Chaudhuri Das-Adhikari.

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."


 

Sun, 11 February 2024

Fill Your Heart with Kirtan
'If you do not want to fall prey to Maya, if you do not want to live in Maya's bondage, then you must always chant kirtan. Not only once a day, not only one time! You must always chant. We must genuinely hold onto Nitai's feet. It will not do if you just clasp His feet and then sit aside.'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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."
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Today in the calendar: Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi-swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj (an acharya of Sri Gaudiya Math).

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."


Srila Gurudev's Pastimes (6)
"I remember Sripad Shanta Goswami Maharaj told a very nice story about a Guru and disciples. The situation is actually like that everywhere these days. All the disciples that there are now have enjoyment mood..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Mon, 12 February 2024

Mahaprabhu's Caution
'How necessary Nityananda Prabhu is in our lives! We must understand it. We must know why we worship Nityananda Prabhu. Seeing His external behaviour and clothes, people called Nityananda Prabhu "avadhut". Externally, "avadhut" is a person who does not follow any rules, who is beyond any standards or rules of this world; and internally, "avadhut" means He who can clean dirty, bad things – who can rescue and clean the fallen.'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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)

Tue, 13 February 2024

Adjust Your Aspiration
'Many of us want to become Vaishnavs, but we do not know how one becomes a Vaishnav. Many want to become Vaishnavs without serving Vaishnavs, but Srila Prabhupad says that without service to Vaishnavs, you can never become a Vaishnav.'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj (a prominent disciple of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, a sannyas disciple of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj as well as a close associate and dear friend of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj; a guardian Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).

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."


 

 

Wed, 14 February 2024 (Sri Vasanta Panchami)

Meaning and Value of Fortune
'When Srila Raghunath Das Goswami fell at Nityananda Prabhu's holy feet in a prostrate obeisance, and Nityananda Prabhu put His feet on Raghunath Das Goswami's head. Nityananda Prabhu also kicked Sivananda Sen! He also sent Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami, an elderly brahman, to Vrindavan. What does it mean?'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Panchami. Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami.
Appearance day of Srimati Vishnupriya Devi.
Appearance of Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi Prabhu, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Srila Raghunandan Thakur.
Disappearance of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur.
Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vivek Bharati Maharaj and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarup Parvat Maharaj (both are diksa and sannyas disciples of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur). In Affectionate Guidance, Srila Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj notes: "I heard from Srila Guru Maharaj that when his Godbrother, Srimad Parvat Maharaj, was a young boy, he used to live in the house next door to Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. He told us, 'In my young age, I heard every night from about 2 a.m. until the morning, Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur would chant the Mahamantra on his rooftop, but you could hear that his chanting was more like calling, a heartfelt call to his Lord.' So we must be serious about our chanting, and we must make obeisance to Guru and Vaishnava."
Sri Saraswati Puja.


 

In Honour of Sri Vasanta Panchami:

Holy Vasanta Panchami Day
"(1) Sri Pundarik Vidyanidhi Prabhu was the incarnation of King Vrisabhanu, and he is a great Vaishnav. (2) Nobody has been able to trace when Sri Vishnupriya Devi left this world. We have not heard it mentioned anywhere in the scriptures. We only know the avirbhav of Sri Vishnupriya Devi..."
Download / listen to the audio (4.2 Mb, 10 min | 14 February 2021)

For further reading: See the extensive chapter "A Holy Day" in the Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Volume II, by Om Vishnupad Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Sri Vishnupriya Devi:

Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi: Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Srila Raghunandan Thakur: Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur: Sri Saraswati Puja:

 

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: Krpa kara Vaishnav Thakura | কৃপা কর বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O Vaishnav Thakur! Please be merciful! Knowing the true relationship I will worship You and my ego will go far away. If I think, 'I am a Vaishnav,' then I will never stop expecting honour from others—my heart will become polluted by the desire for fame and I will end up in hell."

 

Thu, 15 February 2024

Have You Found What You Are Looking For?
'We have lost our address, but the Lord is searching for us everywhere. There is a book called Loving Search for the Lost Servant: we are the Lord's lost children, but we have lost our Lord, so we are now searching for the Lord, and the Lord is also wandering everywhere, looking for us.'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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)

 

Fri, 16 February 2024 (Appearance of Sri Advaita Acharya Prabhu)

Follow and Preach
'It is not necessary to think about the water of a whole ocean – you can drink a glass of water and your thirst will be satiated. So, when we have our gurudev, Vaishnavs, the Lord and Nityananda Prabhu, what else do we need then?'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

"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."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 13 September 2020)

 

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Sri Mahavisnu Avatar, Sri Advaita 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."


 

In glorification of Sri Advaita Acharya Prabhu:

Sri Advaita Acharya Bhavan [From Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala]
An extensive article in glorification of Sri Advaita Acharya Prabhu: "Sri Advaita Acharya Prabhu is the main trunk of the wish-fulfilling tree of devotion. He has two other names, Mangal and Kamalaksa. After his parents departed, he went to Sri Vrindavan, becoming immersed in the worship of Lord Krishna. Later, he returned to Shantipur, and his manifestation (his glory) became known in Nabadwip."

Mad Nimai Pandita [From the Golden Volcano of Divine Love]
"Advaita Acarya was a great scholar and the most senior among Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's followers. He appeared in Navagrama in Sri Hatta, in the eastern province of Bengal, and resided in Santipura..."

Love for Guru, Not Yourself
"To test Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Advaita Prabhu one time started preaching mayavadi conception, and Mahaprabhu came to his house and beat him. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu explained the glory of Sri Advaita Prabhu...."
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 7 min | 14 June 2020)

The Eyes to See, the Heart to Feel
"In Mahaprabhu's time, Advaita Prabhu had a son called Achyutananda. One day, when Mahaprabhu came to Advaita Prabhu's house, Achyutananda asked his father..."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 18 June 2010)

 

 

Sat, 17 February 2024

Our Real Necessity
'In this world, there is much greed, lust, etc. for many things, but if we can leave this greed aside and practise Krishna consciousness, if we can serve devotees, if we can serve Nityananda Prabhu, then we will get the highest benefit. There are some spiritual things in this world, and if we come in touch with those things, then we will understand what the main gist, the main essence is.'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 

—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 13 September 2020)

 

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Astami. Disappearance of Tridandi-swami Srimad Bhakti Prapanna Parivrajak Maharaj and departure of Sripad Virendra Krishna 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."


 

Sun, 18 February 2024

Seek Soul's Fulfilment
'The mind and the soul are not the same. The soul is a particle of the Lord – what does the soul want? The soul wants to serve Paramatma, and the soul knows what the Lord wants – the mind does not know it. The soul is a particle of the Lord, but the mind is not (the mind is not related to the Lord).'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Sripad Madhvacharya.

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."


 

In honour of Srila Madhva Acharya:

"Madhva Acharya also stayed here with his disciples for some time as a resident of the Nabadwip Dham. Gauranga-sundar mercifully revealed His most enchanting form to Madhva Acharya in a dream. Smiling, Gaurachandra said to Madhva Acharya, 'Everyone knows that you are My eternal servant. When I appear in Nabadwip, I will follow your lineage. Now, carefully eradicate illusionism and false scriptures from all regions, and establish the glory of the Lord's Deity form. Later, I will develop your pure conception.' Saying this, Gaurachandra disappeared. Madhva Acharya awoke and then fainted. Madhva Acharya then cried, wondering, 'Will I ever see that beautiful golden form again?' Then a divine voice came from the clear sky, 'Serve Me secretly, and you will come to Me.' Madhva Acharya became resolute and defeated the mayavadis in all directions."

Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya, Chapter 15

 

Foundation of Surrender
"It is a very auspicious day today—the holy appearance day of Sri Madhvacharya, also today is vijaya maha-mahotsav of Lord Ramachandra. It is a very auspicious day, and we are getting some chance to speak some Hari-katha, to practise sravanam, kirtanam."
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In honour of the forthcoming grand festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day:

 


25 February 2021
(Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day; morning Bengali class)


Supremely Worshippable Day
"Today is the holy appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu—He without whose mercy this world is plunged into darkness, He without whose mercy we do not see and will never see any light, He without whose mercy the door of Goloka Vrindavan will never open for us, He without whose mercy we can never save ourselves from this illusory environment."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | Bengali)

Do Not Pass Your Life in Vain
"Each of you lives in a house—you are all proud of the place where you stay and call it 'home'—you live comfortably; but you come here and struggle so much. If you want this struggle to be worth it, you must take advantage of Hari-katha and kirtan."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | Bengali)

Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness
"You can see how you make your own bed—every day you first dust and clean it nicely, then you lie down. You must treat the Lord, the Deities like that too. The archan of the Deities means to keep the Deities' room clean. It is necessary to keep everything clean. Temple must be always clean and neat."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | Bengali)

Meaning of Discipleship
"You live at your house and you know how you serve your husband, wife, and children. In the same way, you must love the Lord with your heart and soul; you must love the Lord's temple with your heart and soul."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Ask Yourself, "Am I Practising?"
"You must ask yourself, 'Have I become a surrendered soul?' I do not come to examine or test you, but you should ask yourself, 'Am I really practising Krishna consciousness? Do I live following what my Guru tells? Do I live in strict adherence to my Guru or not?'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Become Pure
"You must prepare yourself so that the Lord could accept you. If you do not clean yourself, do not make yourself pure, the Lord will not accept you. You do not become pure just by bathing in the Ganges. Your heart must become clean."
Download / listen to the audio (10 Mb, 24 min | Bengali)

Who Is Nityananda Prabhu?
"There is Gaurasundar, the original personality of Godhead, and there is also His personal expansion, Sri Nityananda Prabhu. So, Sri Nityananda Prabhu is Sriman Mahaprabhu's dearmost associate and the Lord Himself."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

How and When?
"When will my mind become pure and I behold Sri Dham Vrindavan? When will material desires leave me? There is meditation, knowledge, etc. in this world, but when will I leave all material things, when will my mind become pure and when will I be able to feel, see, know, etc. the wealth of Vaikuntha world?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | Bengali)

Scattered Heart
"Just as an ant always crawls everywhere looking for a hole, Maya is also always around us, always looking for hole to catch you. As soon as you forget the Lord and think about something else, Maya will jump on you."
Download / listen to the audio (0.9 Mb, 2 min | Bengali)

Learn the Truth
"It is necessary to know what the truth is. Everything in this world that you see is false; the Holy Name is the only truth. Everything else that is created will go away. It is said in Srimad Bhagavad-gita also that everything in this world will be destroyed one day."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | Bengali)

What Do You Need?
"Those who desire the highest benefit need only one thing—the shelter of Sri Nabadwip Dham; their duty is to take shelter at the holy lotus feet Sri Gaura Nityananda; their duty is to serve Their Name, holy dham, and desire."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Mon, 19 February 2024

Stay on Right Track
'Unless you practise Krishna consciousness, you can never get rid of anarthas. When other thoughts come to your mind, when bad thoughts come to your mind, when you are anxious because of some trouble, always loudly chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and kirtan. Sing loudly, strongly. If you do this, all evils within you will diminish.'
Download / listen to the audio (56.6 Mb, 111 min | 15 February 2019 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja 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."


 

In honour of Srila Ramanuja Acharya:

Service: Faith and Surrender
"Gurudev told the story of Dhanur Das and his wife, Ramanuja Acharya's disciples, and how they maintained their family life..."

How to See the Guru: Chastity
"Ramanuja Acharya heard there was a Guru in Alwar (South India). He came to that Guru and asked, 'You know one mantra that can give liberation. I want to get this mantra...'"

Odds and Ends: Ramanuja Acharya's bed
"One time Ramanuja Acharya he went to Tirupati and stayed one month at one ashram there. He had a good servitor called Govinda who always served him..."

 

In honour of the forthcoming grand festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day:

 


25 February 2021
(Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day; noon Bengali class)


Sri Advaita Prabhu's Nityananda Stuti
"One day, Nityananda Prabhu came to have a meal in Sri Advaita Prabhu's house... Mahaprabhu saw them and laughed thinking, 'Maha Vishnu and the Lord have met, and They are having a fight!'"
Download / listen to the audio (7.4 Mb, 18 min | Bengali & Kirtan)

Sriman Mahaprabhu's Nityananda Stuti
"When Sriman Mahaprabhu was in Panihati, He sang in praise of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Mahaprabhu says, 'Those have faith for Nityananda Prabhu, actually have faith in Me. You can never get Me without faith in Nityananda Prabhu.'"
Download / listen to the audio (7.4 Mb, 18 min | Bengali & Kirtan)

Approaching Nityananda Prabhu
"Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami says, 'I am not fit to speak about Nityananda Prabhu's glory, which are as sacred as the topics of the Vedas, but I am speaking about it to reveal His mercy to the world. If there is any fault in what I say, please forgive my offence.'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Know Your Place
"Those who have the right to do something, they can do it. Many imitate Nityananda Prabhu and take two wives, for example. Those who have the right can do that, they can eat everything, but you do not have this right to cross the viddhi-marga. That is why we do not eat anything and everything without discrimination..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | Bengali)

Amidst 'Dal' and 'Gal'
"People want very good quality ghee and good quality of rice. They say, 'Oh, I do not want to live at the temple! I would rather stay at home and eat nice ghee and nice rice!' Our life is not eternal: we will have to leave one day; but we are all eternal servants of Krishna, and not for two-three or four days only. No. We are eternal servants."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Increase Your Fortune
"We have to leave this world, but how much have you chanted the Holy Name? How much have you listened to Hari-katha? You will have to answer these questions. You have come to this holy abode of Nityananda Prabhu by a great fortune."
Download / listen to the audio (6.2 Mb, 15 min | Bengali & Kirtan)

 

 

 

 

 

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Chastity Is Not Lip-Deep
'My word is very heavy, but I have to say it..' Who can appreciate chastisement coming from the lotus mouth of Sri Gurudev? Fortunate is the soul who hears such chastisement, and even more fortunate is the soul who digests it.

 

Something is better than nothing—do something. How many days
will you live in this world?

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