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
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
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
Download / listen to the audio (5 Mb, 14 min | 12 September 2019)
"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
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 3 October 2015)
of Srila Haridas Thakur(24 September
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
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 ।"
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."
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
(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
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!"
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
"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 |
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
"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 ॥"
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 |
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
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
"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
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."
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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.
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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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)
"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
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
"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
Email address for enquiry and Sri Vyasa Puja Homage Offerings:
Sun, 13 September 2020 (Sri Indira Ekadasi)
"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
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 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.
(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..."
Mon, 14 September 2020 (Paran is at 5:26-9:31 a.m.)
"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
"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
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 13 September 2020)
"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)
Fri, 18 September 2020 (Beginning of Sri Purushottam Month)
"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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 13 September 2020)
"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)
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)
"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."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 9 August 2020)
(১২) শ্রীশ্রীঋতুদ্বীপ ও শ্রীরাধাকুণ্ড বর্ণন
"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
Mon, 21 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)
"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: