MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

MARCH 2020

 

 

Sun, 1 March 2020
My Question to You
"Once again, we have gathered here as each year. You have all assembled here—so many people listen to Hari-katha, listen to the message of the Lord. We have been practising hearing and chanting in the line of pure devotion for so many years, but...."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 15 February 2020)

 

News from Sri Nabadwip Dham:

As the supremely glorious and anxiously awaited Sri Gaura Purnima festival of the holy advent of Sriman Mahaprabhu approaches, devotees from every corner of the world start flocking in at the resplendent Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple in Sri Godrumdwip (Sri Nabadwip Dham) to celebrate this auspicious day in the shelter of the President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and association of many dignitary Vaishnavs. Devotees who have already arrived immediately join the service wave here at the temple and happily participate in the preparation of the festival.

Previously, we have heard from Sri Gurupadpadma's lotus mouth: "Devotees only come at the festival time and enjoy the festival, but Gurudev said, 'You must not only enjoy with the festival, you must also arrange the festival.' To enjoy a festival and to arrange a festival is not the same thing. Enjoying the festival is easy, but arranging the festival is a little hard. You must come earlier to arrange the festival."

We humbly bow at the lotus feet of all the devotees praying they can come to enhance the glory of this festival and grant us their auspicious association.

"They Come Running to Do Parikrama"
"In some places you cannot wear tilak and neck beads openly, cannot chant kirtan openly, loudly, but people, being attracted by Mahaprabhu, are coming even from such places to hear about Him—they are coming to do the Nabadwip Dham parikrama with you all."
Download the audio (4.2 Mb, 12 min | 15 March 2019)

Time for Sravan
"You must see the sadhu with your ears, because you cannot see a sadhu with your eyes. This is actually not a place for play or tourism, this is a place for sravan and kirtan. You must listen with your heart. One time, Acharya Srinivas was sitting with Narottam Das Thakur in one place..."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 7 March 2017)

 

Mon, 2 March 2020
Sri Nabadwip Dham Pracharani Sobha
"Actually, by the mercy of Gurudev, we are starting to arrange the parikrama of Sri Sri Nabadwip Dham. This year, we started the arrangement many days before. You can see in the internet that we have been doing 'Sri Nabadwip Dham Pracharani Sobha'..."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 2 March 2020 | Kirtan & Class)

 

Tue, 3 March 2020
At Sri Nrisingha Palli
(2-3 March 2020 | 33 photographs, 3 Mb)
Photographs from the past two days taking at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nrisingha Palli. As more and more devotees arrive from all over India and other countries, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj happily welcomes everyone in anticipation of the grand festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama.

 

Wed, 4 March 2020 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama adhivas)
Prime Festival
"Gurudev wrote a very nice poem, you can read it and see how strongly he is writing about Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrima. And Gurudev told me to go door to door, come inside each door and please pull them to come and join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 2 March 2020)

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas
(4 March 2020 | 39 photographs, 3.5 Mb)
Photographs taken during the main programmes one the eve of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nrisingha Palli, in the shelter of and under the guidance of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, as well as many venerable senior Vaishnavs and loving devotees.

 


From the archive:

Knock, Knock! (Ahvana Poem)
"Who is your friend? Your friend has come to your house as a beggar and prays to you, 'Please chant the Name of Krishna! Come with us!' Just like a beggar he comes to you, but you cannot recognise him."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 28 February 2012)

"I Will Always Be With You"
"I see how much energy you get despite all austerities and difficulties, and I feel very happy—it is on the strength of your energy, on the strength of your love and affection that we are going to start our Nabadwip Dham parikrama from tomorrow."
Download the audio (7 Mb, 20 min | Bengali)

Beginning of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj's speech in English during the evening class: "We feel we are very insignificant but very fortunate at the same time to be among you all, fortunate souls who are participating in this festival, who are present here on this historic day and at the festival celebrating the campaign of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates."
Download the audio (4.6 Mb, 13 min | 16 March 2019)

Parikrama Is Not Sightseeing
"We have come here to serve the Lord, we have not come to see the Lord or the Lord's things—when such mentality comes to you, then it will be the parikrama of the holy abode, then it will be the darshan of the holy abode. The very dust there is not ordinary dust..."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | Bengali)

There Is No Shame In Service
"All happiness and sadness comes and goes like cold and heat. Actually, happiness and sadness is not our line. Gopis ran behind Krishna having left all their shame, fear, everything—then what should we be ashamed of? What should we be afraid of? We must not be cowed down."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Abode of High Thinking
"We have got this place by the mercy of Nrisinghadev, and we take it as our debt, so even if we sleep here on the bare ground, it is still our fortune. This is what we have come for. Gurudev has given us this place, always remember this."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | Bengali)

Related to tomorrow's parikrama:

Lord Nrisinghadev's Morning Arati
A recording of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chanting at the morning arati of Sri Sri Laksmi Nrisinghadev and Sri Prahlad Maharaj at Sri Nrisingha Palli on the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama.
Download the audio (5.6 Mb, 16 min)

Commencing Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: jaya dhvani and kirtan
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj recites the 'jaya dhvani' and chants 'Gurudev krpa bindu diya' and 'Udila aruna' inaugurating thus the grand day-long kirtan of the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama.
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min)

At Sri Subarna Bihar Gaudiya Math
"Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur established this temple here. In Satya-yuga, the king of Gaura Mandal was King Subarna Sen. This king Subarna Sen had some sukriti from his previous lives, so one day he got to meet with Narad Muni..."
Download the audio (4.9 Mb, 14 min | Kirtan & Bengali)

At Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's Samadhi-Mandir
"By the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of all the devotees of Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we have come with our Chaitanya Saraswat Math parikrama here, at the samadhi-mandir and bhajan-kutir of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. This is a very important place."
Download the audio (4.8 Mb, 14 min | Includes Kirtan)

At Sri Surabhi Kunja
"Today, as every year, we have come to Surabhi Kunja. It is located in Godrumdwip. Godrum Dham is a place of kirtan, and Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur started the sankirtan movement and preaching about Sri Nabadwip Dham from this place."
Download the audio (8.1 Mb, 23 min | Bengali & Kirtan)

SONG: Bara sukhera khabara gai | বড় সুখের খবর গাই
Srila Bhakti Vedanta Avadhut Maharaj, the servitor manager of Sri Surabhi Kunja Math, chants Sri Surabhi Kunja kirtan on request of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
"I am singing about the greatest news! A marketplace of the Holy Name has opened at Surabhi Kunja, and its proprietor is Nitai! This is such great news! You can buy the pure Name at this market place at the cost of faith."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min)

 

Thu, 5 March 2020 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, day one)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day One
(5 March 2020 | 60 photographs, 6.3 Mb)
Photographs of the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes devotees to Sri Godrumdwip: Sri Subarna Bihar, Sri Surabhi Kunja Math, Sri Svananda-sukhada-kunja (bhajan kutir of Srila Bhakivinod Thakur), Sri Harihar Ksetra, and Sri Madhyadwip (Hamsavahan).

 

Fri, 6 March 2020 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day two)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Two
(6 March 2020 | 60 photographs, 6.3 Mb)
Photographs of the second day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes devotees to Sri Antardwip and Simantadwip: Sri Chaitanya Math, Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan, Puspa-samadhi mandir of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, Sri Madhai Ghat, Sri Yogapith, Srivas Angan, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Sri Gadadhar Pandit Bhavan, Sri Chaitanya Math, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Kazi Samadhi,Sri Jagannath Mandir, and Sridhar Angan.

 

In honour of Srila Madhavendra Puripad:

Sri Madhavendra Puripad
"Every year on the second day of the parikrama we celebrate this day—Sri Madhavendra Puripad's disappearance festival. Actually, Srila Madhavendra Puripad is the root of the wish-fulfilling tree of devotion..."
Download the audio (4 Mb, 11 min | 2 March 2015)

Loving Search for the Lost Servant
"When will you come to Me? When will you come to serve Me?"—the Lord goes to the extremes waiting for us to come to Him, so why is it that we still cannot come to Him?
Download the audio (3 Mb | 6 October 2010)

Srila Madhavendra Puripad: The Sprout of Love Divine
From Affectionate Guidance: "Today is a most auspicious day—the holy Disappearance Day of Srila Madhavendra Puripad. The sprout of divine love for Krishna (Krishna-premankur) appeared in this world in the form of Srila Madhavendra Puri. Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu glorified Srila Madhavendra Puri so much. Nityananda Prabhu and Advaita Prabhu were disciples of Srila Madhavendra Puri..."

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

 

Sat, 7 March 2020 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, day three)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Three
(7 March 2020 | 47 photographs, 4.6 Mb)
Photographs of the third day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. Despite some unpleasant rain in the morning, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj firmly leads Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama encouraging devotees to brave the austerity and not to lose focus. On this day, the parikrama party visits Sri Koladwip: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Buroraj Siva, Sri Prauddha Maya, Sri Vishnupriya Devi's house, and the samadhi-mandir of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. The day culminates with some auspicious news for all the devotees worldwide.

 

Sun, 8 March 2020 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, day four; tomorrow is fast until moon rise)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Four
(8 March 2020 | 54 photographs, 5.8 Mb)
Photographs of the final, fourth, day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama spent in nourishing guidance His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. This day, Sri Champahatti, Sri Samudragad, Sri Vidya Nagar, the birthplace of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhatttachya, Sri Saranga Thakur's temple, and Sri Mamgacchi—the rest of Sri Koladwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Rtudwip, and Sri Modadrumdwip.

 

Mon, 9 March 2020 (Appearance of Lord Sri Gaurasundar, fast till moon rise, then no grains)
Sri Gaura Purnima: Evening
(9 March 2020 | 56 photographs, 5.6 Mb)
Photographs taken during the evening programme and the main celebration of Sri Gaura Purnima in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and venerable Vaishnavs assembled on this holy day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nrisingha Palli.

Sri Gaura Purnima: Morning
(9 March 2020 | 23 photographs, 2 Mb)
Glimpses of the morning programmes at Sri Nrisingha Palli, including the great joyful news of a new sannyasi leader of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math family. His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj happily confers sannyas order upon Sri Rajaram Prabhu of Ecuador who now bears the name of Sripad Bhakti Bandhav Puri Maharaj.

Sri Gaura Purnima kirtan
"By His causeless mercy the full moon, Gaurahari, rose in the district of Nadia, which is compared to Udayagiri, where the sun first becomes visible. His rising in the sky dissipated the darkness of sinful life, and thus the three worlds became joyful and chanted the holy name of the Lord."
Download the audio (11.5 Mb, 34 min)

 

Tue, 10 March 2020 (Sri Jagannath Misra's anandotsav)
Importance of Sri Nabadwip Dham
"We must understand clearly how important Sri Nabadwip Dham is. All the demigods do not get a chance to serve the Lord, but they also want to be born in a human body to serve the Lord, they wait, 'What will I get a human body and serve the Lord?'"
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 2 March 2020)

 

namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te
krsnaya krsna-chaitanya-namne gaura-tvise namah

"Again and again I offer my obeisance unto You, Sri Krishna Chaitanya, the supremely merciful, golden form of Sri Krishna, the giver of Krishna-prema."

 

nindantam pulakotkarena vikasan-nipa-prasuna-chchhavim
prordhvi-krtya bhuja-dvayam hari-harity-uchchair vadantam muhuh
nrtyantam drutam asru-nirjhara-chayaih sinchantam urvi-talam
gayantam nija-parsadaih parivrtam sri-gaura-chandram namah

"Standing erect, the hairs of His body rebuke the blossoming campaka flowers. Raising His arms, again and again He calls out "Hari! Hari!" Surrounded by His devotees, again and again He sings and dances. Streams of tears flow from His eyes and sprinkle the ground. Let us glorify Him, Lord Gauracandra."

 

From the archive:

Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (1)
"We are very happy today because we are going to celebrate the festival of Jagannath Misra's ananda-mahotsav. Today we are also making a special festival for our best friend Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram..."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 13 March 2017)

Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (2)
"We are going to celebrate, but this celebration is not for our own happiness, it is for the happiness of the devotees, for the happiness of the Vaishnav Thakur. This is the main thing."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 13 March 2017)

Setting on the Right Track (1)
Lecture delivered on Sri Jagannath Mishra's Anandotsav in 2013: "We can realise it ourselves: how much can we proceed in our spiritual life and why did we come to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math? Again and again we do Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, but how much can we use ourselves for the service to the Guru, Vaishnavs, and Bhagavan?"
Download the audio (6.1 Mb, 20 min | 28 March 2013)

Setting on the Right Track (2)
Lecture delivered on Sri Jagannath Mishra's Anandotsav in 2013, part two: "I am praying to you all that you do not forget your service to your Guru, to the Vaishnavs, Bhagavan. I am bowing at your lotus feet: if you serve my Guru, I will serve you my whole life; if you serve my Guru, I will sacrifice my life to serve you."
Download the audio (5 Mb, 15 min | 28 March 2013)

Sri Vishva Vaishnava Raja-Sabha
"Gurudev told me, 'The day after Gaura Purnima, you will sit together at Vishva Vaishnava Raja-Sabha,' and it is my duty to do that. We have come here to be together, and everyone can speak their own language—if it can be translated into English and Bengali, that is good for the mission."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 10 min | 24 March 2016)

Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram
"I offer my respects unto Sri Gaurangadev, who rose like a golden moon in Sri Mayapura in 1407 Sakabda, revealed the Pastime of accepting the garments of the renounced order, sannyas, in 1431 Sakabda in order to benedict the entire material universe, and disappeared beyond the ordinary vision of the people of this world in 1455 Sakabda. I offer my obeisances to that beautiful Golden Lord, Gaurangasundar, the divine form of Krishna prema."

তবে বন্দোঁ শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য মহেশ্বর, নবদ্বীপে অবতার, নাম—'বিশ্বম্ভর'
An archive recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reading from the first chapter of Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat, Adi-khanda, where Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur describes the Lord's appearance.
Listen online or Download the audio (5 Mb, 15 min)

 

Wed, 11 March 2020
Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav
(10 March 2020 | 13 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
In the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, devotees observe the holy festiva of Sri Jagannath Misra remembering the joy and devotion of Sri Jagannath Misra and Sri Sachi Mata.

Sri Gaura Purnima Celebration in Soquel
(9 March 2020 | 17 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
Photographs from the grand celebration of Sri Gaurasundar's appearance observed by the devotees in Soquel, California, USA, in the shelter and under guidance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.

 

Thu, 12 March 2020
Watch Your Step
"We must utilise our life in this way. Do you undertand it? We must think how much our devotional life is increasing, we must think when we increase our devotion. It is necessary to think about this. And we must not ask the Lord for anything."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 March 2020)

 

Fri, 13 March 2020
Material Greed
"People worship Me and ask Me to fulfil their material desires, but I am not a fool. They want to take soil, eat cow dung and stool, but I will not give it to them. Instead, I will give them Myself, then they will forget all about these material desires."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 2 March 2020)

 

Sat, 14 March 2020 (Anniversary Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham)
Undaunted Devotion
"Always be careful. When we have some material desires, we cannot understand Krishna consciousness because when your material desires are very strong, then you cannot hear properly. This is what happened once to Chitraketu."
Download the audio (5.9 Mb, 17 min | 2 March 2020 | Class & Kirtan)

 

Evening Programmes in Sri Nrisingha Palli
(12-13 March 2020 | 8 photographs, 0.9 Mb)
Photographs taken during evening programmes after Sri Gaura Purnima festival. Fortunate devotees get to hear more Hari-katha from the holy lotus mouth of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj and relish the association of senior Vaishnavs and devotees.

 

Annual Maha-Mahotsav at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(14 March 2020 | 44 photographs, 4 Mb)
Supremely fortunate devotees come to Sripat Hapaniya Dham, the holy birth place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and observe the annual vigraha-pratistha festival in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj and other senior Vaishnavs.

 


Sri-gaura-mandala majhe | শ্রীগুর্ব্বাবির্ভাব প্রশস্তি
"In Sri Gaura Mandal, there is a village called Hapaniya where my Lord, an abode of all good qualities, appeared. It stands on the bank of the Ganga, who is very merciful to the fallen souls; renowned in the whole world, this abode is a holy repository of knowledge and jewels of logic."

Sripat Hapaniya Dham: Highest Place
"Today is the pancham dol and it also the appearance day of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu. This is a highest place and we must give respect to this place, Sripat Hapaniya Dham."
Download the audio (3.3 Mb, 10 min | 17 March 2017)

Sripat Hapaniya Dham
"We come here to pay obeisance to Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj because he is not an ordinary person. We come and pray to his family, we pay obeisance to them and beg them for mercy. That is why we come here."
Download the audio (6.4 Mb, 19 min | 28 March 2016)

A Day at Hapaniya [From Affectionate Guidance]
"Today we have very happily come to Sripat Hapaniya Dham. Our destination is Goloka, even if we may not know where Goloka is. However, we must know that the abode of Goloka has personally become manifest in this world as the abode of the Divine Master, the residence of the devotees and the Temple where the Deities are worshipped. "

 

Sun, 15 March 2020
Complete Engagement
"Everybody has got birth and entered this world, but we do not know what will happen in our life—that depends upon the Lord. We must use this body for the service of the Lord—we must use all senses, all parts of this body, mind, etc. properly."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 March 2020)

2020-2021 Vaishnav iCalendar (For iPhones, iPads, Mac OS)
Vaishnava iCalendar is prepared and now available for download and upload on Apple mobile devices (iPads, iPods, iPhones, MacBooks, etc.). On computers: download and launch. On mobile devices: upload by clicking on the link above, through iTunes synchronisation or email.

Evening Kirtans
• Vandana • Krsna haite sevon mukha • Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Emona durmati samsara bhitare • Gaya Gora madhur svare.
Download the audio (12.9 Mb, 38 min | 2 March 2020)

 

Mon, 16 March 2020
Our Target
"Sri Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama is very important for our life. What is necessary so to preach Krishna consciousness—to preach the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, to go door to door. This is the main thing in our lives."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 2 March 2020)

Vaishnava Calendar (Google, android)
-Follow the link above
-Click on a "plus" sign at the bottom of the page to add it to your Google Calendar page
-If you are not logged in your Google account, enter your login information
-The calendar will appear in your Google Calendar under "Other calendars"
-Final step, on your phone: synchronise your google account calendar in the settings of your phone. Restart your phone if the Calendar events do not appear immediately.

Note: the calendar has notifications set for the major dates, but you need to see the calendar settings in your phone to make sure you get these notifications. You can also receive notification by email, see the settings in your online Google calendar.

 

Tue, 17 March 2020 (Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit)
Loving Service
"A husband loves his wife, or a child loves his parents—we must serve the Lord with even more love and affection than that. We must really, truly understand these things."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 2 March 2020)

 

Auspicious Arrival in Kolkata
(17 March 2020 | 4 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
Under the auspices of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, devotees in Kolkata and all over the world, rejoice at and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter of their holy spiritual service lives here at the Sevak Bhavan at Dum Dum Park.

 


In honour of Srila Srivas Pandit:

Srivas Pandit's Devotion
"Srivas Pandit: 'You can get a son, a daughter, a father, a mother in every birth, but you will not get the Lord in every birth Lord. This life is very important, you can get the Lord in this life, then why should I misuse it? Why should I not use this opportunity?'"
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 19 July 2013)

Malini Devi and Vishvarup
"The name Srivas Pandit's wife is Malini Devi. You know, one time Malini chastised Srivas Pandit. Once, Vishvarup Prabhu, Nimai's elder brother, came to their house to ask Srivas Pandit for help..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 29 July 2012)

Why Can We Not Get It?
"At Srivas Pandit's house there was a maidservant Duhkhi—she got Mahaprabhu's mercy. There was a Muslim tailor near Srivas Pandit's house—he too got Mahaprabhu's mercy. A great sinner Chand Kazi broke a mridanga, but even he got Mahaprabhu's mercy. Why can we not get it?"
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 20 May 2017 | Bengali)

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."

 

Wed, 18 March 2020
Selfless and Unconditional Service
"Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sometimes there is some comparison of the devotees of Krishna and the devotees of Lord Rama. We must be anxious to make our Guru and Vaishnavs happy. This is our main purpose in life."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 2 March 2020)

 

Thu, 19 March 2020
Double Lock Your Mouth
"I want to tell you something about the obstacles in our spiritual life. Besides that, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, and Srila Gurudev also, always warn us against para-charcha. Always keep yourself engaged. Those who criticise others do not realise what it does to their practising life."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 March 2020)

 

Fri, 20 March 2020 (Today is Papa Vimochani Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is 5:46-8:54 a.m.)
Concentrate On Your Life
"When we speak Hari-katha, it is easy to say things, but it is very difficult to actually apply it for ourselves. It is necessary to practise it yourself first. We say we will start practising from tomorrow, but no—start now. There is no time."
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Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Yogini Ekadasi
Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service

 

Sat, 21 March 2020
Hanuman's Service Drive
"I will give you some example of Hanuman's love for Rama, of his desire to serve Rama. We can see how much Ramachandra loves Hanuman and how much Hanuman loves Him. It is necessary to have such service desire."
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Sun, 22 March 2020
Plane of Faith
"If you have no faith, then it is a problem. Our life is always based on faith. This is what our guru-varga and Gurudev say—we must have faith in that. We must tell, tell, and tell ourselves that every day, then faith will come."
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List of Fasting Days for 2020-2021 | শ্রীহরিবাসর-ব্রত-তালিকা
A print-friendly PDF file in English and Bengali containing the list of fasting days for 2020-2021 observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 

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Guidance 1

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Sri Upadesh 1
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Sri Upadesh 4
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Sri Puri Dham
Mahatmya-mukta-mala

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Sri Nabadwip Dham
Mahatmya-mukta-mala

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Guidance 3
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Also available ONLINE in Russian (Электронные книги)

«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 1
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Mon, 23 March 2020
Parikrama Plan
"We are very happy that our Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama is going to start soon. However, there is one thing that you all must remember. From next year, our parikrama will be five days, independent from where we do it—from the main Math or from here."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 3 March 2020 | Bengali)

Sri Nrisingha Palli : evening kirtans [3 March 2020]
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj chants Vandana prayers and holy kirtans prior to the evening class:  Sri Guru charana-padma  Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more  Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara  Nitai-pada-kamala  Emona durmati samsara bhitare  Gaya Gora madhur svare Jaya Radha-Madhava  Hare Krishna maha-mantra  Jaya-dhvani.
Download the audio (14.7 Mb, 35 min | 3 March 2020)

Concluding kirtans
His Divine Grace concludes the evening class on 2 March 2020 with 'Sarvasva tomara charane sampiya' and 'Hari Haraye Nama Krsna'.
Download the audio (4.5 Mb, 11 min | 2 March 2020)

 

Tue, 24 March 2020
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (1)
"You all say that you will come and tolerate so many austerities wherever I am. Hearing and seeing this, I get enthusiasm to do this parikrama. There is one thing, however, that I have never told any year, but I want to say it today."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 3 March 2020 | Bengali)

"By seeing you all I become blessed and inspired"
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj's speech in English during the evening class: "First of all, I would like to offer my humble obeisances to Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj who all these years has been proceeding this Sri Nabadwip Dham with Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, representing the Founder Acharya of this Mission, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, as well as his beloved disciple and successor Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj..."
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Wed, 25 March 2020
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (2)
"We come, dance and say 'Hari bol! Hari bol!' but we have not been able to capture anything within our hearts. We have only seen some beautiful buildings, temples, etc. You go to Mayapur, you goggle at great buildings, many things, etc. but this is not the point! You must understand what is the result of this parikrama."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 8 min | 3 March 2020 | Bengali)

 


The Calamity Within
"You will face so much austerity in your spiritual life, but please do not leave Krishna consciousness. You want to get the Supreme Personality but how much patience do you have? How much quality do you have? How much of your ego can you leave?"
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Our Plan and Programme
"Only chanting four rounds, offering some bhog and taking prasad is not sufficient for your spiritual life. You cannot reach your destination in this way. Sitting in one place, offering the bhog, eating and spending so much time watching facebook—this is not what our life is for. We did not come to Gurudev for that."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 8 September 2018)

 

Thu, 26 March 2020
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (3)
"You must not imitate the behaviour of the Guru and Vaishnavs. There are such people in our country. Such aul, baul, kartabhaja, neda, etc. people chant kirtan showing ecstasy, they do so many things, but true saints do not behave in this way."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 3 March 2020 | Bengali)

 

 

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Heartfelt and Fervent
'Even two trees can get Your lotus feet, can get mercy from You, Prabhu! But I am even lower than that, I have no devotion, but You can rescue me...'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Give up deceit and make your mind sincere. Serving Gaura and serving society at the same time is useless.”

You think your mind wants this and that, and you always give food to it, then it becomes strong and it can take you away from your service and from Krishna consciousness.

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