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2021

 

 

JANUARY 2021

 

1 January 2021
Grand and Joyous Festival
"I am very happy because the festival was very successful. Actually, we have seen such crowds before only in Gurudev's time in Nabadwip, and now is the first time we see it again at this Vyasa Puja festival of Srila Gurudev in 2021. Everybody is very happy with this festival."
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Protecting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
"I have seen how Gurudev protects his temple, Srila Sridhar Maharaj's temple. In one sense, I am very unfortunate because I tried so hard to protect Gurudev's mission after Gurudev but could not do it. In another way, at least I could protect Gurudev's devotees."
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Unblemished Sacrifice
"Today is Gurudev's appearance day. You all know everything—where Gurudev was born, how he came to the mission, etc. I do not want to describe so many things now. However, there are some who criticise Gurudev, and I would like to give some message to them."
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"My Pride, My Joy and My Hope"
"I am very proud of you all. I do not know how many days I will be alive, but I want to preach until my death. And I only beg you for one thing—please give me your mercy so that I can serve my Gurudev and his mission like this until my death."
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3 January 2021 (Disappearance of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad)
Illustrious Acharya
"I am offering my obeisance at the lotus feet of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur whose disappearance day took place today. He is not an ordinary person of this material world—he came from Goloka Vrindavan, from the Lord Himself. When his job finished here, he passed the responsibility to his beloved disciples and went back to his own home."
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Advent of Hari-Kirtan Murti
"We have heard about so many glories of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur from many Vaishnavs, many scholars, and our Param Guru Maharaj (Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj) also described everything in his poetry."
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Srila Prabhupad's Mission
"Srila Prabhupad taught what pure service is—he taught that everything could be used and is meant for the service of the Lord. He established sixty-four temples, and all the brahmacharis, sannyasis of these temples preached house to house and distributed Hari-katha."
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Srila Prabhupad's Teachings
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj often said that Srila Prabhupad's word was very hard, like a stone or thunderbolt, but inside he could be soft as a lotus. Fathers are always very loving and affectionate to their sons, but Srila Prabhupad gave more love and affection that any father could give."
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Unimaginable Service
"It is unforgettable. We do not know who Krishna and Gurudev take service from—only those who have some sukriti, who have some great fortune, can participate in service in their life. There are so many rich people, there are so many big people, but only a fortunate soul can do service."
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10 January 2021
Good Mind, Good Heart
"So many things are bound to happen, but our duty is to practise properly, to chant the Holy Name, to follow all the rules and regulations. Sometimes, some problems come, some things can happen in family life, and it gives us a little pain, but when something bad comes, we should always ignore it."
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Uninterrupted Service Life
"Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur so much reduced the rules and regulations. He even relaxed the rules of following ekadasi. All of our guru-varga, all followers of Sri Rupanuga line have already accepted and established all these things. We must try to follow the rules and regulations as much as we can, we must do our best in our practising life."
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Accommodating Heart
"(1) Now accommodation in Nrisingha Palli is not a problem for devotees. (2) Even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them. (2) Vishnupriya Devi made a huge sacrifice for us because if she had not left Mahaprabhu, how would we have known about Mahaprabhu's separation pastimes?"
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Material Affection
"You are showing some love and affection, but how are you doing it? Always be careful with giving 'love and affection'. There are brahmacharis, sannyasis living at the temple, and you should always keep some distance from them. We will stay together in a temple, but we must be always careful—we will not enter with anyone into a husband-wife relationship."
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Coming Before Deities
"When you come in front of the Deities, you must always think, 'I must serve the Deities.' Some other thought can come because our mind is always naughty. What can we do? We will try our best so that only good thoughts come to our minds."
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Sri Uddharan Datta Thakur and Sri Vakreshwar Pandit
"(1) Sri Uddharan Datta Thakur was a great Vaishnav, maha-bhagavat, and he always worshiped and served Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's lotus feet. (2) The birthplace of Sri Vakreshwar Pandit is in Guptipara, near Kalna. Sri Vakreshwar Pandit always danced during Mahaprabhu's kirtans—he was a great singer and dancer."
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Best Turn In Life
"When I joined Krishna consciousness, my family said, 'That boy has lost his mind!' They did not even want to see my face, but now they understand that I made no mistake. It is necessary for some devotees to leave their family and join full time—it is necessary for the future of the Mission."
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13 January 2021 (Bengali evening class in Basirhat)

An Auspicious Evening
"We are very fortune because we have come today on this auspicious evening. Every our temple observes this day. On this day today, Mahaprabhu sat together with all the devotees in the evening in Nabadwip...."
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An Auspicious Birth
"We have been born here in India—the place where there are so many pure things that you will not find anywhere else in this world, the place where the Lord has come so many times. We have been born as human beings in this wonderful land, but we must fulfil the purpose of this birth and we must help others."
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Turning Back Home
"Those who worship Lord Brahma come to live on the planet of Lord Brahma; those who worship Lord Siva come to live on the planet of Lord Siva; those who worship humans come to live on the planet of humans—but if you worship the Lord, if you return to the Lord, you will never again have to suffer from birth, death, old age, and disease."
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Beyond Perverted Comfort Zone
"We must return to the Lord—if you do, we will not have to suffer birth, death, old age and disease, we will not have to keep on coming and going getting all kinds of bodies. However, in order to attain that, we must give up small things. Some sacrifice is required."
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What Are Your Plans?
"There is no use getting a lifetime of one hundred years if you do not chant the Holy Name. You think you want to live longer to enjoy longer, but this is not right—you must think, 'Even if I live for ten years—if I can chant the Holy Name, it is OK.'"
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Life In Lord's Family
"A bad day for us is the day when we cannot hear, cannot speak Hari-katha, the day when we cannot chant and glorify the Holy Name of the Lord. But the Holy Name does not come to everyone's mouth."
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Not So Fast, Not So Cheap
"The Lord says, 'I have decided that I will leave, but I could not! I want to leave this material world, but Maya is always pulling Me behind!' Tomorrow in the morning Mahaprabhu will come to the temple of Keshav Bharati. Gurudev told me about the conversation that took place between them on this day."
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Mano-dharma vs. Bhagavat-dharma
"We must hear the siddhanta (conclusion) of the scriptures. We must accept and follow the teachings that are given by the Lord Himself. It is not necessary to create any teaching yourself. If a train goes off the track, it will tip over. We must follow the real path."
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Eternal Values
"Your greatest friends are those who can give you attachment to the lotus feet of Sri Krishna—your kin, your own are those who bring you to the Lord, who take you out of this world of Maya and engage you in the service to the holy lotus feet of the Lord."
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Ultimate Word of Scripture
"If anybody asks you what is the gist of Srimad Bhagavad-gita, the meaning is this, 'Leave all religions and surrender to Me, I will save you from all sins.' This is the last word of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. This is so beautiful."
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Guided and Misguided
"There are such people in the world—they do not know the way but they still give you advice. If you ask a boy from the Lord's house where the Lord stays, what the Lord eats, how the Lord lives, he will tell you everything. You must go to a bona fide person."
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Exclusive Zone
"Krishna says about all of them, 'You are staying with Me, you are saying you are My big devotees, but you cannot compare to those who live in Vrindavan!' Even somebody like Laksmi Devi cannot enter there because she thinks, 'I am very beautiful, I will not accept devotion to Radharani, a mere milkmaid.'"
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Insurmountable Devotion
"Everything is possible through devotion. If you want to bind the Lord, you need the rope of devotion. One can get devotion only through the association with the devotees—if you will not get devotion associating with non-devotees."
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17 January 2021
Latest Events
"I am very happy to see you all after one week. I have been doing some preaching programme lately and came last night. It was Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas day recently. This year, I had to go to Nabadwip on this day because I have so much service there."
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Memorable Day In Bamunpara
"One morning Gurudev went to Bamunpara. Only Gurudev, his driver, me, and Gurudev's servant who cooked for him, went at that time. That day, Gurudev showed me that place in Bamunpara where Mahaprabhu passed after taking sannyas..."
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Remembering Mahaprabhu's Sannyas-Lila
"Srila Param Guru Maharaj said that during this time Nabadwip was covered by thick clouds—there was no sun in the sky and everything was very dark. Even the sun too cried because the Lord had left Nabadwip. It was such a sad time, everybody felt very deep separation."
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Ten Days in Shantipur
"...When Mahaprabhu came to Shantipur and the news about it spread everywhere, so many devotees started coming there—so many boats, full of people, came to Shantipur to see Mahaprabhu..."
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Heart-Breaking Decision
"Mahaprabhu's mother, Gadadhar, Brahmananda, Chandrasekhara, and Mukunda. Mahaprabhu told Nityananda Prabhu, 'Nobody except them knows about it.' Sri Sachi Mata cried so much and other devotees also tried to dissuade Mahaprabhu in so many ways..."
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Deceitless Dealings
"Everything is service, and it is necessary to always do service from your heart. Try to respect each other. It is very important. Do not create so many classes, divisions, and groups among devotees. It is necessary to be simple, without any deceit."
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Deficiency in Practice
"We can overcome this situation, but we need to practise properly—we must serve devotees, we must preach for devotees. Practise very nicely. There are so many deficiencies in devotees. It is necessary to learn and practise."
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24 January 2021
Increasing Preaching Scope
"Yesterday I went to Nrisingha Palli for a short time, and tomorrow I am again going preaching for five days in Bankura and Bardhaman. In the meantime, Sripad Sajjan Maharaj is doing book distribution here in Kolkata...."
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Distribute Krishna Consciousness!
"There are so many people suffering in this world—they too are searching for the main source, they too are searching for the hidden treasure. They wait for somebody to come and distribute it to them. Go and distribute this hidden treasure to everyone!"
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Offering Bhog on Ekadasi
"Sometimes, devotees live in their house and if they offer rice, dal, or kitchuri on ekadasi, how will they take it? They do not want to throw away food, so they do not offer grains on this day. However, if it is a temple with Deities, then we should offer everything, both ekadasi and non-ekadasi preparations."
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Sri Jagadish Pandit
"Born in Guwahati, Assam, Sri Jagadish Pandit came to live in Nabadwip. Sri Jagadish Pandit and Hiranya lived together on the bank of the Gages near Sri Jagannath Misra's house, and Mahaprabhu would often come to visit them."
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Be Strong and Straight
"When you live at the temple, you engage only in sravan, kirtan, you take prasadam, and when you live in your house, you must engage yourself in the same way—even if you live as a householder, you should still do everything that we do at the temple."
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Mission's Sustenance
"I want all Gurudev's family members to be good and to be going in the proper way because they are the ones who will carry the flag of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math all over the world. That is my vision. I have not taken up any other flag—Gurudev gave me his flag, and I am proceeding and going everywhere carrying that very flag."
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Learn to Tolerate
"Life is very short and life is very uncertain—so many problems will come, but we will not bow our hear down at the lotus feet of Maya Devi. We must do our service properly. You will have to face so many things, and it is necessary to tolerate everything."
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26 January 2021

Remembering Guru-Varga
"Today is a grand annual festival in honour of establishing the temple and inauguration anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha-Raman. Many of you know that our Guru-varga Pujyapad Srila Bhakti Kiran Giri Maharaj stayed at the house of Sripad Ramanath Prabhu here, near Bankura."
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Sacrifice For Preaching
"For example, people invite us for some programmes, and sometimes we do not like to take prasadam from the hands of certain people, but if we refuse to take it, the host will be dissatisfied, so we have to taste a little. Sometimes it is necessary to do this."
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Loving Interactions
"Sripad Giri Maharaj's diksa Guru, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj, had very much affection for Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. One time, Srila Sridhar Maharaj went for Vrindavan parikrama together with Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj and his disciples..."
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A Hole In Surrender
"By the will of the Lord everything is good, but there is one shortage. There is a lack of service with firm determination. We are doing so much service, but instead of devotion our efforts come to karma-misra-bhakti. Everybody has devotion, but our devotion is mixed with material desires."
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Have a Heart For the Temple
"It is important to have a heart for the temple. You are staying in a room, and you must think this is your own room, you must take care of it as your own room. This is how love comes. You can take care of everything yourself."
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Power of Service
"The name of Lord Krishna's Deity here is Radha-Raman. Those of you who have been to Vrindavan know that there are a lot of Deities in Vrindavan, but not all Deities there are original Deities. Radha-Raman is the only original Deity that stayed there."
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Origin of Bhagavatam (1)
"Having written all the scriptures, Vyasadev felt disturbed in his mind—he felt no happiness. Then, Narad Muni came to his ashram in Badarikasram and said, 'How can you feel happiness? You have composed so many scriptures, but you have turned it into hotchpotch!'"
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Origin of Bhagavatam (2)
"...At that time, Parasaramuni and many other rishis came to Vyasadev and asked him to speak to Sukadev. They said, 'Please talk to him. He has been sitting in his mother's womb for twelve years already!' Sukadev Goswami could speak from his mother's womb. Can you imagine this?"
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Origin of Bhagavatam (3)
"O King, you are very fortunate because Sukadev Goswami himself has come to your assembly today. We all agree with whatever spiritual insight he gives. We have nothing to say beyond what he has to say."
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Lacking or Slacking?
"Gurudev knows everything, he knows who does what and who does not do what. He can understand everything. How many days do you think Gurudev will tolerate your faulty service? Why does service go away? The answer is only one—you must think, 'It is my own fault. I have made offence to service, that is why the Lord has taken this service from me.'"
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Feeling Hungry?
"O mind, tell the truth, what kind of beggar are you? What do you lack? If you were hungry for food, why come to the temple—you could get food on the street! You have come here, to a great place of pilgrimage where nectar from the holy lotus mouth of Sriman Mahaprabhu is being distributed. Become a beggar for this kind of nectar! Come, mind! I am telling to you, come."
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Main Target
"If you are to know the glory of Srimati Radharani, you must first worship Gauranga; if you do not worship Gauranga, you cannot worship Radha-Krishna. Worship Gauranga, worship Nityananda...."
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Determination and Surrender
"Unless you become fully surrendered, the Lord will not hear your prayer. People pray to the Lord because they have some desire, but we do not think, 'What makes the Lord happy?' We must do everything for Krishna's happiness."
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31 January 2021
"I Want to Surrender"
"Gurudev, you have been so merciful to me—you have given me a place in Godrumdwip! You have ordered me to stay in this abode and chant the Holy Name. But I ask Gurudev, when will you give me the qualification to chant the Holy Name?"
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Our Plight and Plea
"We have a chaitya-guru in our heart, and we constantly pray, 'When will Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu give some mercy to me? When will I get the shelter of Guru and Vaishnavs?' We cannot reach the Lord (our real home) without Guru and Vaishnavs."
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Wealth of Nanda Maharaj's Yard
"You must worship the Lord through sankirtana-yajna. Practise singing devotional songs, it is good for you. Always remember the Lord and His devotees. Sing five songs in the morning, five songs in the evening—practise in this way, and it will give you much energy for service."
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Pure Sambandha
"We cannot see, 'He is my master, and I am his servant' because we do not have this kind of eyes—our eyes are full of dust, full of ego, full of all kinds of illusion. But the problem is that we hold onto our ego..."
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Blessing In Disguise
"Krishna will give so much austerity, but 'sukhe duhkhe bhule nako' (in happiness or distress, never forget the Lord)! When you are sad, you only think about Krishna, but when you are happy, you do not remember or pray to Krishna. So, Krishna always tests us..."
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Unconditional Life
"It is like selling ghee mixed with dalda. You think, 'No problem! I can commit sins the whole day and I will chant some Holy Names in the evening—all the sins will be removed!' If you think you can make the same offence day after day and as Gurudev is merciful he will forgive all offences, it is not good. We must try to serve Gurudev without any offence."
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Jewel of Sincerity
"We say we are searching for Sri Krishna, but in lieu of that we are searching for boys and girls. These are very hard words for me to say. If you want a wife, go outside and take some girl from outside, why do you do this at the temple?"
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FEBRUARY 2021

 

2 February 2021 (Preaching Programme in Singur, WB)

Honouring Hari-Prasad
"We do not want to and must not stay even one day without Hari-katha. Our respectable host has called me and you all today not only for taking prasad. We have come here to take Hari-prasad—to honour the prasad of Hari-katha."
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Exclusive Path
"We may have entered the path of devotion, the world of devotion, however it does not take long to get removed from there. It is very difficult to progress down the path of devotion, but if is very easy to get removed from it. Remember this."
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Lord's Messenger
"We too must make an effort—we must try. You cannot do nothing and think that the Guru will do everything for you. That is why, we must always be alert and careful that we may not be removed from Krishna consciousness at any time."
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'Managing' Your Life
"Who are you to manage anything? The Lord is the manager! The Lord is the only master, but we have forgotten Him—we only give our full time to the material life, to the family life. What is the use living for one hundred years?"
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Internal Purity
"'O Gurudev! Please give me some intelligence so that I can become humble, kind, so that I may respect others and leave all desire for prestige.' I am not coming to give advice to you—if I keep on saying about this, then I believe that one day these qualities will come to me."
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Pray To Be One-Pointed
"Our mind, our heart is always fickle. Our mind and heart cannot sit still—we are not able to concentrate them on the Holy Name. When will I be able to concentrate my mind and make it one-pointed?"
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Mahaprabhu's Gift
"Mahaprabhu is Krishna who comes to this world to awaken the consciousness of all living souls. Out of mercy to the souls, He comes to this world along with His associates. What do they come for? They come to distribute the rarest divine love that nobody can ever get."
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At Vaishnavs' Mercy
"We will pray to Vaishnav Thakur, then Vaishnav Thakur will send our prayer to the Lord—hearing Vaishnavs' appeal, Krishna becomes very merciful, He will take pity on such fallen lowly soul as myself and fulfil my heart's desire."
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Spiritual Deposit
"We will pray to Vaishnav Thakur, then Vaishnav Thakur will send our prayer to the Lord—hearing Vaishnavs' appeal, Krishna becomes very merciful, He will take pity on such fallen lowly soul as myself and fulfil my heart's desire."
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Lacking Spirituality
"O mind, what kind of pauper are you? Are you lacking bhojan (food) or bhajan (spiritual life)? You have come to this world to indulge your material senses, have you not? But we do not come to this world for this!"
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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..."
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Leave Separate Interests
"Practise Krishna consciousness, do not stop it. Always keep good association, then you will get supreme benefit—you can get the Lord! Please come to your home! Everyone in this world knows nothing besides their own interest. However the Lord does not want any separate interest."
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Muddled Minds
"You think you are a pauper because you lack food, but even goats and dogs eat the food you want so much. Why do you need to come here then? Come, dear mind! If you desire your own benefit, then come! Do not become a beggar for food! Come here as a beggar for Krishna consciousness!"
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7 February 2021
"Guru-mukha-padma-vakya chitete kariya aikya"
"I was at a programme the day before yesterday, and I was telling them that I had read a lecture of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur where somebody asked a question, 'What is good association? What is not good association?'"
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Internal and Eternal
"First, it is necessary to have sraddha. It is not necessary to show externally how much faith for the Lord you have—the question is how much faith do you have for your Guru, for your Master and for the worshippable Lord internally? However, the problem is our ego..."
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Clearing the Path
"I am not saying I am perfect, so when I say something to you, I am giving advice to myself. If I tell, tell, tell, then one day I too will become clean. I know that all these things are easier said than done. So, I am saying all this for my own benefit."
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Cause of All Causes
"We show so much devotion externally, but how much love and attachment to our Gurudev do we have internally? How much time do we give to him every day? Every day, we work the whole day running behind some kanak, kamini, pratistha, but do you have any time to spare for the Lord, for your Gurudev?"
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Do Not Be Disheartened
"Those who cannot bodily join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama this year, can make this parikrama from their house. Do not be disheartened. If you have a great desire and a great fortune, you will be able to join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama next year."
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Forthcoming Festivals
"You can come and join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. You have a great fortune to do so. Join, it is good for you. We are inviting you all—if you cannot come physically, you can join this festival through your heart, through your mind."
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On Importance of Chastity
"You have a soul, and you have a relationship with the Lord. Krishna says that He is chaste to His devotees, and if you want to be a devotee of Lord Krishna, then you too must have chastity. We sometimes want to please our parents, husbands, wives, but Krishna says, 'If you please Me, you will please everybody.'"
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Study and Learn
"Gurudev always said: I am teaching so many things, but what have they understood? Somebody has been reading Ramayan the whole year, and after that they ask, 'Whose father was Sita Devi?' I have been teaching them Mahaprabhu's conception (be humble, tolerant, and give honour to others), and one year later they are asking such questions..."
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14 February 2021
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..."
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Extraordinary Qualities of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami
"Everybody must think about Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's lifestyle, how much austerity he faced. Srila Raghunath Das Goswami is a very extraordinary personality. He was extremely humble, tolerant, and always gave honour to others."
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Hanker and Aspire
"If we try to get even one tiny drop of his mercy, that is sufficient for us. We always pray for his mercy because without the mercy of such Vaishnavs we cannot proceed in our spiritual life. We say these things, and it is very easy to say, but it is very hard to do this."
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Keep Your Head at Vaishnavs' Lotus Feet
"Whether you are staying in a hot area or in a cold area where there is snow, it is not a problem—wherever you are, you must practise properly. We must pray for the mercy of Vaishnavs. Always sing, 'Kripa koro Vaishnav Thakur!'"
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"Please Forgive Me"
"I do not have any devotion, any qualities or qualification to serve You! I am a fallen soul, and I am always torturing You so much (I cannot serve You properly)... I always make offences to You, but I am begging You to please forgive me my offences."
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Renounce Pride, Not Practice
"We can read. Reading is not bad. And if you do not read, it is also not bad—then it will be jnana-sunya bhakti, 'I do not want to know anything, I only know service.' Other than this, reading is not a problem, but we must remember that we should not become proud."
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21 February 2021
Lord's Arrangement
"Gurudev said from time to time, 'If one door closes, another door will open.' This is my hope. If some devotees do not help, it is not a problem—Krishna arranges everything for His service Himself."
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Service Field
"In the coming three-four days, thousands and thousands of people will come and take prasadam every day here at the Ekachakra Temple. You also contribute to this festival from far away, it is good for you, and it pleases Lord Nityananda Prabhu."
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Gist of Guru-Mahima
"Try to understand the meaning of these words. That is Guru-Mahima (glories of Sri Guru), and that came from Mahaprabhu's lotus mouth. Even Lord Brahma worships Nityananda Prabhu. And now, so many devotees have come to the holy appearance place of this Nityananda Prabhu..."
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Eternal Bond with Sri Ekachakra Dham
"I know many cannot come this year because of the situation, what can I say? It makes me very sad, and I miss them, but I hope that they will celebrate this day in their own centres, at their own homes. Every house should make a programme on this day, that is our happiness because we cannot conceive of anything in our life without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu."
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Sri Gauda Mandal Parikrama
"I wanted to make a Gauda Mandal parikrama this year, but I wanted to make it with foreign devotees, and because not so many devotees are coming for Gaura Purnima this year, I cannot make it this year. I have decided to postpone it until next year."
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Construction Pastimes
"They have finished the goshala today. We have made a new goshala here in Ekachakra, because there are so many cows now, and the old goshala had become too small. So, I have expanded it..."
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Pride in Our Identity
"It is unfortunate that people become big, great Ph.D. and become very proud of that. What should we be proud of? We must be proud of being eternal servants of the servants of devotees. This is our main pride. Yet, we become proud of our mundane education. Real education is when you learn to be a devotee."
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23 February 2021 (Sri Ekachakra Dham; Bengali evening class)

At Sri Ekachakra Dham: Evening Kirtans (Part One)
 Sri Guru-parampara  Gurudev bada krpa kara  Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara
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This Is Not a Playground
"You must come here surrendering your all—all your heart, soul, mind, everything—at the lotus feet of the Lord. We always blame the Lord for making us suffer, but we do not blame ourselves for not being able to surrender to the Lord. You blame the Lord, but have you become surrendered to the Lord? You must ask yourself this question."
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Wrong Worries
"You have no faith, that is why you have no devotion. Bhakti Devi always wants a clean place. Devotion (Bhakti Devi) does not stay where there is no faith—she runs away from such places. If you stuff the room with other things, then where will you seat your Thakur?"
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Pure Identity
"We must have jnana-sunya bhakti—'I do not know anything, I do not understand anything. O Lord, I am a low and fallen soul.' We must watch out that we do not get the ego that 'I have become a big Vaishnav!' What did Mahaprabhu say when describing His own identity?"
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Worshipful Devotion
"I will consider myself your slave, and I will leave all ego of guru. When Vaishnavs take prasadam, I will take the remnants of their prasadam. Such was Kalidas's character. How beautiful this is. Such are Nityananda Prabhu's associates."
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Meaning of Discipleship
"If you tell one word to the disciple, they get angry. They live as they please. We think that we sing a song and this is it, we have practised Krishna consciousness. No. Krishna consciousness means following what your Gurudev says and serving your Guru and Vaishnavs; it means to please them."
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Free Mercy, Exclusive Rights
"There is no one as merciful as Mahaprabhu is! To rescue such low and fallen souls as ourselves, He came to this world performing human pastimes. He went door to door calling out to everyone. But who has the right to chant kirtan?"
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Path of Devotion
"If I had not come to your house, you would not have come here today, you would not have got a chance to hear these holy talks, you would not have been able to get the mercy of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. That is why I roam the land, going house to house. This is all that I tell everyone: practise Krishna consciousness."
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Krishna Conscious Life
"We are alive in this world at the expense of killing so many jiva souls. The only way out of this kind of life is to turn your whole life into Krishna conscious life. It means that you will cook, you will work, you will do everything, but you will do it for the Lord."
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Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (1)
"A low and fallen soul such as myself is not capable of glorifying Sri Nityananda Prabhu; however, if Gurudev and Nityananda Prabhu give their mercy and say something through my mouth, then only can it be possible."
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Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (2)
"Many worship Gauranga bypassing the Guru, but Nityananda Prabhu said that this was thievery. It is impossible to get mercy without Nityananda Prabhu. We have not got there yet; we do what our minds wants. Gurudev gave me initiation, so this body is now his—I will do whatever Gurudev wants me to do."
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Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (3)
"Apart from Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, there were other great personalities who received Sri Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. Two of them are Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami and Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur. You know that Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur was the son of Narayani, Srivas Pandit Prabhu's niece..."
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Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Glory (4)
"Another person who received Sri Nityananda Prabhu's mercy was Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami. Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami said that there were only three persons in this world who knew Mahaprabhu, but Gurudev said that there was one more person. Who is it? Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami himself."
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Clean Mood
"Always chant the Holy Name—when you are eating, when you are sleeping. Always keep your heart and mood clean. If we practise Krishna consciousness with proper decorum, then our ego will be removed."
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24 February 2021 (Lord Varahadev's appearance, Bengali morning class)

At Sri Ekachakra Dham: Morning Kirtans (Part One)
 Sri Dasavatara Stotram  Gaya Gaura madhur svare  Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
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Clear Your Path
"It is necessary to always chant Krishna-kirtan. You are worrying about your money, food, clothes, gossips at every moment passing your whole life like that. It is necessary to control the six urges, it is necessary to correct six defects in yourself, and it is necessary to keep good association. Keep enthusiasm for Hari-katha, for the Lord's service. If you do not read about it, if you do not follow it, you will not get any result."
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Nurture Exclusive Desire
"Can you control all these senses? How is it possible to do it? If senses become very strong and we feel too much lust, anger, greed, illusion, etc., we will be removed from Krishna consciousness. There is ananya-abhilas (exclusive desire) and there is anya-abhilas (other desires)..."
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Sri Ekachakra Dham: Our Fortune To Be Here
"We have come here by a great fortune. If you only think about the dust of this holy dham, then you will think that you must circumambulate this holy abode walking on your head. The Lord Himself wandered in this land. Nityananda Prabhu is non-different from Mahaprabhu, the Lord Himself."
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Forging Your Destiny
"Not everybody comes to practise Krishna consciousness. Some come to goggle, some come for entertainment. There are different kinds of desires. Everybody does not have the same desires. That is why, we cannot bring everyone to this path. Those who have such fortune, who are destined to come, they come."
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Extreme Mercy
"Krishna is so merciful, but Gaura is even more merciful than Him.Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Prabhu distributed Krishna-prema without any price! They gave Krishna-prema to the entire world. This is so beautiful."
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About Nityananda Prabhu
"Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami says that Nityananda Prabhu's glory is unlimited; if you get a slightest touch of His mercy, you will understand His glory. Nityananda Prabhu freely scattered His mercy to all fallen souls. The Lord came to this world to deliver all fallen souls."
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Sri Ekachakra Temple
"It was Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's desire to establish a temple in Sri Ekachakra Dham, but he did not live a long life—he only stayed in this world for sixty-four years—and he did not live to fulfil his desire. Yet, by his mercy, by the mercy of Param Gurudev and by Gurudev's desire, we managed to acquire this land here in 2008."
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Parental Sacrifice
"Nityananda Prabhu's parents could not let the sannyasi go empty-handed, so they agreed to give him whatever he would ask for. However, the sannyasi asked for their only son, Nityananda Prabhu. They made such a great sacrifice in their life!"
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Full Service Sway
"Balaram (Nitai) arranges to appear as the elder brother to be able to serve the Lord. This is the glory of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Nityananda Prabhu is hidden and extremely esoteric. We actually have no quality or qualification to speak about His glory."
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Life in Kirtan
"You have your mouth, but one will not hear the Holy Name coming out of it, only other talks come out of it. That is why, I always keep on telling you about Mahaprabhu's advice to Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu..."
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Please Give These Alms
"Our consciousness is covered by illusory environment, but Gurudev and Vaishnavs mercifully give us an opportunity to hear and speak about the Lord. I am asking you to give your mind, body, heart, everything at the holy feet of the Lord as alms for one-two hours. One day you will understand the benefit..."
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28 February 2021
Overflowing and Grand Festival
"I was very busy with the festival of Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day in Sri Ekachakra Dham last week. So many devotees came to this festival—crowds and crowds of people. The temple was overflooded. This is only the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu and Gurudev."
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Mission in Sri Ekachakra Dham
"Nityananda Prabhu bestowed his mercy all over the world. We can see the influence of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu even in Srila Sridhar Maharaj's life also and we can understand from all of this how glorious Sriman Nityananda Prabhu is."
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Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Line
"Mahaprabhu said to the effect, 'If you worship Nityananda Prabhu, it is the same as worshipping Me, but if you worship Nityananda Prabhu, I am pleased by that more than by anything else.' So many nice things are told about Sriman Nityananda Prabhu...."
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Sriman Nityananda Prabhu: Ocean of Mercy
"May those who desire to cross over the material existence and dive in the ocean of devotion serve Sri Nitaichand. Nityananda Prabhu does not consider who is good and who is bad, He saves anyone who falls before Him."
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Sri Ekachakra Festival: Beyond Imagination
"The festival lasted finally four days—ekadasi, dvadasi, trayodasi, and chaturdasi; and everybody started coming one day before that. 2,500 kg rice total for this festival, and 1,000 on Nityananda Prabhu's day. Everything was finishing all the time. Our idea of the scope of this festival proved a failure."
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Real Family Life
"You must force yourself. Do everything properly. Wake up early in the morning, do mangal arati, cook bhoga, do the offering, etc. It must be a real family life without attachment. Ask yourself—do you worship Krishna or do you worship your material life?"
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"My Life Is for My Gurudev"
"So many things happened, I even risked my life, everything, but I know that my life is not for me—my life is for my Gurudev, for the devotees. If I run away with my life, what is this? I have never run away and I never will. I am still alive and I am with you all because I live for the devotees and you also live for me and for Gurudev's service."
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MARCH 2021

 

7 March 2021
Perfect Mood
"The problem is that we do not even know how to practise. It is necessary to practise properly. We pay obeisance to Gurudev, but our devotion is deceitful. It is very rare to come across devotion without deceit. Our devotion is such that outside we do one thing, and we have something else inside. This is called kapata-bhakti."
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What Are You Doing With Your Life?
"We are so engrossed into material life that we have no time, no energy to think about Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. Day by day our life is passing, and each day our age is not increasing—our age is decreasing! We tell many things, but how much time do we spend practising properly and how many hours do we spend on our own self, on our own body?"
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Sell Your Heart
"Gauranga's pastimes as sweet as honey! If you read about Gauranga's pastimes, if these pastimes enter your ears—if you hear about it with your heart—then your heart will become clean, your heart will become pure. Always chant the glory of Gauranga and His pastimes."
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Tottering Intelligence
"No matter what we do, our illusion does not go away, instead of that we are only losing our intelligence. Our life is uncertain. Once you step on the street, nobody guarantees that you will return—you walk with death in your pocket. To hear and chant the glories of the Lord, to take the Name of the Lord—that is the only aim in life."
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Escaping Maya
"Everybody's consciousness is not the same. Humans have a more developed consciousness, but it can sometimes be covered by the illusory environment. Maya always attacks those who cannot surrender, who have a lack of surrender..."
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Two Important Questions
"(1) We may show some formal respect to other Missions, but we do not associate with them. If you have proper chastity to your guru, you will listen only to your Guru. (2) When reading, proper or wrong pronunciation is not a question. You must have devotion, faith."
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Embracing the Fortune
"Everybody should practise properly. The problem is that we practise properly but then we sometimes also accept that which is unfavourable for devotion. Gurudev says that if you pour milk into a pot and see that the level of milk is slowly going down, it means there is a hole in your pot."
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21 March 2021 (Sri Nrisingha Palli; Bengali evening class)
Keep Your Guard Up
"You have taken so much trouble coming here amidst the lockdown by the mercy of Gaura Hari, by the mercy of Gurudev. Do not waste your time. Every day when we return from the parikrama, come and listen to Hari-katha. Even when you go for the parikrama, you will hear about Vaishnavs, about the Lord, and you must take it into your heart."
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Clear Vision
"One does not become a disciple just by taking initiation. Proper disciples will always live and serve following the guidance of their Guru. 'Leave all religions and surrender to Me.' This is what Srimad Bhagavad-gita teaches, but how many people actually follow this?"
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Cries of a Fallen Child
"You can recognise a Vaishnav by his quality. The higher a Vaishnav is, the more humility they have. They are always humble, they always stay in the background. We say, 'I am your fallen servant,' but this should not be just written—our behaviour should be like that."
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Exclusive Current
"All those associates who participate in Krishna's pastimes in Dvapar-yuga, come together with Mahaprabhu to this world in this Kali-yuga. Mahaprabhu searched, 'Where are My own?' Mahaprabhu rescued Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Sanatan Goswami and took them to Vrindavan to preach about the Lord, yet they preached about Mahaprabhu."
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Mahaprabhu's Teachings
"Is your mind sitting here now or is it sitting at home or in some other bad place? If you cannot control your senses, then how is it that you have become a Vaishnav? We have all come here to become servants of Vaishnavs, not Vaishnavs. You must remember this."
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Practise What Is Preached
"You cannot cheat Gora, He knows what you are doing. It is necessary to accept Gora's practice and Gora's conception. We must follow what Gauranga Mahaprabhu says in our lives, we must learn how to practise it, otherwise you will not get anything..."
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Know Best
"Everybody should be given some particular respect, and you must give that due respect to everyone. We always sing this in the kirtan, but you must remember this—you must not only sing it with your mouth, you must follow it in your own life and behaviour."
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Best News
"Why will we feel happy in our heart? Hearing what will we feel happy? The Lord has come to this world to rescue everyone in it, and you too can come to Him. If you want to save yourself from the endless parikrama of this material world, you too can take shelter at the Lord's lotus feet!"
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22 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas, evening class in Bengali)

Parikrama Adhvias: Forsake Your Happiness
"Today, by the mercy of Sri Gurupadpadma, by the mercy of Lord Nrisinghadev, by the mercy of Nabadwip Dham, by the mercy of Nitai and Gaura, we are present here at Sri Godrumdwip, Nabadwip Dham. Our Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama will start tomorrow..."
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Parikrama Adhvias: Fixed In Service
"Nabadwip and Mayapur are not places for strolls and outings—this is not a place for eye-exercise. You must do dham-parikrama (circumambulate the holy abode); go on this parikrama being intently fixed on chanting kirtan with all the devotees."
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Relief of Surrender
"We have come here to practise Krishna consciousness. We have not come to this line to pretend. I pray to you all—do not obstruct those who want to practise Krishna consciousness. You must never obstruct such people. The Lord cannot tolerate this. If you do this, the Lord will teach you a good lesson."
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Our Eternal Campaign
"By the mercy of the Lord, it will not take me even two minutes to buy two hundred sacks of potato, but I want you all to come here—if I had not come to your house, if you had not given some potato to the temple, you would not have come here today. There would not have been any connection..."
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'May You Always Remain In This Line'
"I am paying my full obeisance to you and expressing my gratitude to you. May the Lord bless you. I cannot give you blessings so that you may increase your material wealth, it is an offence, and it is not necessary to do that. What is necessary and all I can pray for is that you may remained attached to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, so that you may get devotion to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna. Always remain in this line, always stay together, then you will get supreme benefit."
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Know the Relationship
"It is necessary to understand relationship. None of us should want to be a master, but the problem is that we are all becoming masters, none of us wants to be a servant. Everybody has become a great Vaishnav now. If we keep practising Krishna consciousness with the knowledge of relationship, then our ego will go away. Ego is the greatest fault."
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Devotional Attachment
"Dhaitava pachhe pachhe. 'I will run after you.' Do not run ahead and do not go shopping. I go at the front and I can see what is going on. When you go with the parikrama, you must chant kirtan, do not go anywhere otherwise you will get lost. Remember why you have come and stick to it firmly."
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Seva Bhumi
"Just as your devotion depends on your faith, in the same way the service you get also depends on your faith. Everybody can take part in service. This is seva-bhumi (land of service). Wherever you go, wherever you stay, you must serve the Lord eternally."
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Follow Vaishnavs' Example
"Surrender (tad viddhi pranipata). Once you surrender, you can ask questions. Next is service mood or temper (sevaya). You must keep yourself engaged in service. You must run your life following what Guru and Vaishnavs tell. Follow their example."
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Live a Sheltered Service Life
"This life is not eternal, and this life is full of dangers. You must live this life taking shelter of the Holy Name. As long as you are alive in this world, chant the Holy Name, live your life serving the Lord."
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23 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day One)

Evening Kirtans
 Gurudev bada krpa kara  Thakura Vaishnava gana  Nitai amara dayara avadhi  Emona durmati  Bhajahu re mana  Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
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At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (1)
"As we proceed with our parikrama we do not stop and sit at all places, so why have we come here? Why are we sitting here? Because this is the place where Gaura and Nityananda's first meeting took place. This temple here was established by Pujyapad Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj..."
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At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (2)
"This place is a very famous and very auspicious place because Gaura and Nityananda Prabhu met here for the first time when Nityananda Prabhu came to Mayapur from Sri Ekachakra Dham. One day, Mahaprabhu told all the devotees, 'Srivas, Chandrasekhara! Look, one great personality has come to the dham! You must find Him and bring Him here!'"
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At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (3)
"I have seen how they do parikrama, how they walk from our Nabadwip temple, and many of you were there too at that time. I had the fortune to see all these great personalities, but they have left this world now leaving this fallen soul here with you all..."
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At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (4)
"There is one more thing I have not told you about because when we were crossing the Ganges, everybody had not come yet. The place where we came crossing the Ganges is called Ganganagar..."
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23 March 2021 (First day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Bengali evening class)

Lost and Wasted
"We are all lost children of the Lord. The Lord has lost us, his children, and we also have lost our Father. He is looking for us, 'My children have left Me. When will they come back to Me?' We are also searching for Him, but actually, not everybody really searches. Everybody in this world only thinks about the temporary happiness."
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Spiritual Transformation
"You do not get energy to chant the Holy Name because you waste your energy in some other place. The Holy Name judges whether you are an offender or not—the Holy Name does not come to the mouth of an offender. Even if they pronounce the Holy Name, it produces no effect in them."
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Dacoit Dharma
"Fickle-minded, we always serve somebody for the sake of our own happiness, but all this service goes in vain. Fathers say, 'You are my son, you must serve me, why will you stay at the temple?' Mothers also say, 'I have given you birth, you must look after me! Why will you worry about the Lord?' This is the eternal misery."
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Esoteric Pastimes On the Banks of the Ganges
"'When will I become crazy? When will I run along the bank of the Ganges chanting, 'O Krishna! O Gaura!'?' Nabadwip Dham is non-different from Vrindavan Dham, the amorous pastimes of Krishna and Radharani take place here eternally. Fallen and low souls like us cannot see it, but some fortunate souls can see that."
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Departure of Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj
"We have visited today the samadhi-mandir of Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. When Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj left his holy body, all the babajis of Nabadwip started to fight for his body as he was a great sadhu..."
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Be Serious
"Think seriously. Practise strictly, regularly, offer bhog to the Lord, take prasad. How many people think, 'I will wake up in the morning every day and do mangal-arati, serve the Lord, practise Krishna consciousness'?"
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Surrender Your Mind
"If you think, 'Oh, I cannot do this', 'I cannot do that,' then you will not be able to do anything. The cure is in the mind. You must think, 'No! Whatever danger, whatever obstacle comes I will do it.'"
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Faith, Devotion, and Love
"You must call out to the Lord with your heart and soul. You must love the Lord with your whole being—what kind of love is it when you show your money, wealth, etc.? I do not like all these big grand buildings, etc. I am a simple man and I like to live simply. Faith, devotion, and love—this is sufficient..."
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24 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Two; Bengali evening class)

Keep Your Lamp Alight
"I am used to reading and studying from my childhood when I would study for eighteen-twenty hours a day, and I cannot leave this habit to this day—I still study and read books. I will tell you today about Prahlad Maharaj. I will tell you what is written in Bhagavatam—this is bhajan-siddhanta (the conclusions of devotional life)."
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Lord's Impartiality
"It is said in Srimad Bhagavad-gita that the Lord protects only His devotees and keeps the non-devotees far away from Himself, which means that the Lord is partial. Then how is it that the Lord is considered impartial?"
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Jay and Vijay Cursed
"One time, Brahma's four sons, four young boys, came to the gate stark naked. Although they looked like five-year old small boys, but they are actually great sages, first-born sons of Adi Brahma, therefore they were the oldest of all living creatures."
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Loving Relationship with the Lord
"The Lord in the form of a lion was also so angry and ferocious, but when His own son came to Him, He immediately became calm and loving. Lord Nrisinghadev took Prahlad Maharaj on His lap and began to lick him!"
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Demons' Plight
"Demons always keep on trying to defeat the Lord and they always think about the Lord—they always think, 'How will I kill Him? How will I kill Him?' Thinking and thinking in this way, they get liberation and later become destroyed."
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Appearance of Prahlad Maharaj
"By the time Hiranyakasipu was getting his boon, there was another event that took place in the meantime. When Hiranyakasipu left his house to meditate on Lord Brahma, his wife Kayadhu stayed at home (Hiranyakasipu's palace)..."
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Unperturbed Purity of Prahlad Maharaj
"When small children are sitting on their mother's lap, they do not worry how they will be fed, how they will rest—they are simply satisfied to be on the lap of their mother. Just as parents always look after their baby, Govinda always protected and took care of Prahlad Maharaj. He was full of God consciousness."
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Placid and Undaunted Devotion
"Anything related to the Lord does not enter the ears of offenders, it does not get any place in their hearts. As long as there remains some offence in the heart, Krishna will not attract us just as a magnet does not attract a piece of rusty iron."
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Prahlad Maharaj's Prayer
"One gets a blessing from the Lord according to their service. Always remember this. If you serve devotees, if you associate with devotees, then their qualities will come to you. Therefore, you must always associate with devotees, then you will develop devotional qualities. We always hanker for the footdust of devotees..."
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25 March 2021 (Disappearance of Sri Madhavendra Puripad)

Kirtans (Sri Madhavendra Puripad's tirobhav; afternoon programme)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants:
Sri Guru-parampara Sri Rupa-manjari-pada Vaishnav Ke? (Dusta mana tumi kisera vaisnava) Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

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Sri Madhavendra Puripad: One of a Kind
"Today is the festival in honour of Srila Madhavendra Puri's disappearance. We have got this opportunity today to hear about his disappearance. There is no one in this world who is as fortunate as Madhavendra Puri."
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Internal and External Struggles
"There must be no attachment; but there must be knowledge of the relationship that everything in this world belongs to Madhava—everything is His property, His wealth. Those who are possessed by envy and jealousy practise a false life, but we pray to the Lord that we can tolerate all unhappiness, all austerities, all suffering."
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Defining Disciples' Destiny
"In this external world, we have birth and death, but Vaishnavs are neither born, nor do they die. On account of their devotion and devotional practice, they can exceed the lifetime allotted to them by the Lord: through their devotion, by the blessing and mercy of the Lord they can exceed their allotted lifetime."
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Kali-Yuga's Austerities
"It is very difficult to practise yoga—in Satya-yuga they practised austerities, meditation, yoga to get the Lord. However, now in this Kali-yuga, we are given such a simple method—we can get the Lord by simply chanting His Holy Name. The only difficulty is that nobody wants to chant this Holy Name without offences. It is not like nobody can do it—nobody wants to do it."
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Wrong Idea
"You see the Deity here and you may think that the Deity is made of stone, wood, or clay and you can do whatever you fancy. It cannot be like that. You cannot keep Deities and feed the Deities with air or a glass of water..."
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Check Who Is Calling Before Taking the Call
"You leave everything but after one-two months they start calling you—yes, Maya Devi will phone you all the time. Maya Devi cast her net and you think you will go to your home and practise Krishna consciousness there..."
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Pitfalls of Deity Worship
"There are many Deities installed at our temples, you can take a photo of any of these Deities and worship the photograph. Gurudev often said, 'Do not keep a Deity and make Them a burden. Neither must you keep Deities and harass Them.'"
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Srila Madhavendra Puri's Purity
"Srila Madhavendra Puripad said, 'I know Krishna has bestowed His mercy on me because He has given me the association of Nityananda. Wherever Nityananda's association is found, that place is most sacred and completely transcendental.'"
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Prahlad Maharaj's Ideal
"My dear Lord, because I was born in an atheistic family I am naturally attached to material enjoyment. Therefore, kindly do not tempt me with these illusions. I am very much afraid of material conditions, and I desire to be liberated from materialistic life. It is for this reason that I have taken shelter of Your lotus feet."
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25 March 2021 (Evening programme)

Parikrama Schedule
"Today is Mahadvadasi, and everyone has been observing ekadasi-vrata today. 'Upavas' (fasting) means 'nikate vas' (staying close by)—it means staying closely engaged in service to the Lord. Everybody does some service according to their capacity."
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Kirtans (evening programme)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants:
Gurudev bada krpa kari Kabe Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kare more Parama Karuna Radha bhajane yadi mati Yasoda Nandana Krsna Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

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Away with Animal Ambitions
"When we joined, we had so much enthusiasm to chant the Holy Name, to do the parikrama, to join festivals at the Math, but we are losing this enthusiasm. This is our bad fortune. That longing for service that we had before is diminishing day by day."
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Good Habits
"People do not practise Krishna consciousness earlier thinking they will practise it when they are seventy. If we do not get into habit of doing certain things, then we will never learn to do it later. It is necessary to have a habit."
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Beware Bogus Life
"There are very few people who live in family and practise Krishna consciousness. I have no objection if you want to live in a family, but practise Krishna consciousness in purity. Make sure that not a single day passes without Vaishnav-seva and chanting the Holy Name. Do not live in a family only serving Maya."
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Breaking Free from Maya's Nest
"Having listened to Hari-katha, King Suvarna Sen eventually gave up worshipping Maya and started worshipping Gauranga. You too must practise Krishna consciousness. Even if you live at home, you must maintain your practising life."
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Remembering Ekadasi Vrata
"Today is a shukla paksha (waxing moon) day, and it is a mahadvadasi. When you fast on ekadasi, it makes the Lord happy, so it is very good to observe this day. Ekadasi days are very dear to the Lord..."
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26 March 2021 (Evening Bengali class; Third day of Parikrama)

Kirtans (evening programme)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chants:
Jaya dhvani, Vandana Gurudev bada krpa kari Kabe Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kare more Krpa kara Vaisnav Thakura Are bhai Nitai amara dayara avadhi Yadi Gaura na haite Radhe Jaya Jaya Madhava-dayite Janama saphala tara Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

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Remembering Holy Nabadwip Dham
"You should study every day otherwise one year later you will forget everything and fall into illusory bondage of Maya. The holy scripture manifests itself in two forms—grantha-bhagavata (a book form), and Vaishnav-bhagavata (a holy devotee form); there is no difference between these two forms...."
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Do Not Shun Service
"We must always have attachment to spiritual life. Our attachment is always kept in some other place, whereas we have no attachment to the service of Krishna, to the practice of Krishna consciousness."
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Meaning of Chastity
"It is necessary to know what chastity is. You cannot only say 'Gaudiya,' 'Gaudiya' with your mouth—everybody says it, everybody chants kirtans, but why do we keep away from sahajiyas and other parties? We will never allow all these things to be mixed with our conception and line. Srila Sridhar Maharaj's line is the current of pure conception (suddha-siddhanta-dhara). There is no place for sahajiyas or mayavadis in it."
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Pastime at Gadigachha
"There is a village called Gadigachha within Sri Godrumdwip. I want to tell you about a pastime that happened at this place. One day, Durvasa Muni was resting in Kamyavan when a small demigod boy came there..."
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Glory of Sri Madhyadwip
"I would like to tell you about Sri Madhyadwip. It is an island of smaranam (remembrance of the Lord). Entering Sri Madhyadwip, Sriman Nityananda Prabhu told Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu about the glory of this place."
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27 March 2021 (Evening Bengali class; Fourth day of Parikrama)

Association and Chastity
"What did Gurudev tell? He said: you must associate with those who are more senior than you are, you must observe and learn from those who have brought you to this line. Do you think you can become a sadhu just by dressing as one?"
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Service Formula
"There are only twenty-four hours in a day. Where do we find time for other things? Those who practise Krishna consciousness chant the Holy Name, have so many things to do. Where is there time for prajalpa (idle talks and gossiping)? Always think about your own spiritual life—think how you are practising Krishna consciousness."
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Serve with Loving Care
"You must be very careful that Deities do not become a burden and that you do not harass the Deities. You must serve Deities with faith. Serve the Lord dedicating all your mind, heart, soul, everything to the service."
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No Pain, No Gain
"People are so attached to their material things. Engrossed in the material world, we are so deeply attached to the material things that we cannot give our mind to the service of the Lord even for seven days."
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Accepting the Rules
"If you only want to take initiation and then go back home and live as before, it will not do. You take initiation, then go back home and do not keep any connection with your Guru—there is no news about you for one-two years. I do not want your money, wealth, cars, houses, etc.—you must give your heart, your soul."
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Plausible Priority
"We must take Krishna consciousness seriously. You come to Gurudev, take the beads and go away thinking you have become a sadhu—this is wrong.It is necessary to give priority to what your Guru says, and it is necessary to understand where the priority lies."
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Guru-Pada-Asraya
"The root of devotion to the Lord is guru-pada-asraya. It is necessary to take shelter at the holy lotus feet of bona fide Sri Guru who exists within the current of the guru-parampara, who holds Sri Rupanuga line and the authentic conclusions of devotional teaching."
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Priceless Wealth
"We also had much pride and ego at first—we were first in class, studied very well; but when we came to the lotus feet of Gurudev, seeing his vast knowledge we said, 'In front of him, I am just a baby.'"
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Temporal Distortions
"I have been talking for so many days, does anyone have any questions in the meantime? First become surrendered, then you can ask questions. One does not become surrendered just by paying a sastanga-dandavat..."
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Where Chaste Ones Never Tread
"It is necessary to listen to what Gurudev says. You cannot live following your mind. First, I must learn from my Gurudev what Gurudev says, what is Gurudev's line, then only can I try to say anything to others. It is not so easy."
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Do Not Get Mixed Up
"Srila Lochan Das Thakur says, 'I will not go to the place where there is no Nitai. I will not see the face of those who are against Nitai.' Nitai means Gurudev. We must not even see the face of those who are against Gurudev."
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28 March 2021 (Sri Gaura Purnima Festival)

Sri Gaura Purnima Address (1)
"Actually, there is something I want to tell you all. You think you are taking care of your family, but I am also your family member—you must come here and take care of the temples. Keep connection with your Guru. I want your mercy, I want your assistance."
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Sri Gaura Purnima Address (2)
"You have taken initiation, and you must now take care of the devotional seed properly. When you take initiation from your Guru, you enter a relationship with him, and you must maintain that relationship; otherwise all relationship will be gone."
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APRIL 2021

 

4 April 2021
Happy and Busy Days
"Past two-three weeks I have been busy in Nrisingha Palli, after that there was Hapaniya pancham-dol—the appearance festival of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath jiu in Hapaniya. When the festival in Hapaniya finished, I returned the same day to Kolkata."
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Whose Child Are You?
"You have got this human body to serve your Gurudev. You did not get this body to serve Maya. We only always serve Maya, we are always surrendered to Maya, and this is our main problem. What is this? Sometimes I become very annoyed unhappy about this kind of situation."
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Adjust Wavelength
"So much sadness, so many problems, so much bondage will come, but we must overcome everything and always go forward. It is necessary to have a great desire to do service. If you have the strongest faith, then you will succeed, you will overcome all obstacles."
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Avoid Provincialism
"It is necessary to preach and expand Srila Gurudev's mission. Everybody must avoid enviousness, anger, and ego. Everybody says that there is a lack of harmony in some countries, but everybody must understand that we do not hanker for any post. You must understand what I am trying to say."
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Dubious Actions
"There is a devotee who took a lock of Gurudev's hair when Gurudev left and tied it to his sikha. But Gurudev's things, everything related to him is auspicious, and we sometimes go to the bathroom, go to the toilet—we do not want to take any part of Gurudev to the bathroom or toilet."
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Effect of Pure Chanting
"How can I explain this to you?! When you chant, chant, and chant, this kind of pleasure can come. Yet, we cannot experience that until we become qualified to chant the Holy Name purely. If you can chant through good association, you will get pleasure and more pleasure."
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Correcting Your Attitude
"If they listen to lectures, if they want to change, then slowly, slowly they can change. If somebody wants to correct themselves, if somebody wants to purify themselves, then if they try, they can do it. If somebody is not interested in that, then there is no question."
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Pure Surrender Without Gaps
"If you do not surrender properly, then some lack of devotion and some gap will come. We sometimes follow all rules and regulations, we put water in the pot—we put, put, and put again and again—but the pot never gets full, it always remains empty. What is happening?"
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11 April 2021
Current of Eternal Service
"I am now in Vrindavan, in front of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasabihari, in the nat mandir. I have been to Govardhan today—I had some service in Nandagram and at the Govardhan Temple. I also went briefly to Varshana returning to Vrindavan after lunch."
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Proper Preaching
"If you practise Krishna consciousness without the guidance of Gurudev, then your practise will be the practise of Maya (worship of illusion). Always have chastity, always be sincere. If you make a temple or preach in this way, Krishna will send people."
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Srila Gurudev's Festival Etiquette
"There are many rules and regulations. You can cook something that Gurudev likes and offer it to Gurudev. Remember him, speak in his glorification. That is sufficient. Also try to serve the mission Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math according to your capacity. These are the main things."
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Quality and Qualification
"The scriptures, Gurudev, and Guru Maharaj say, 'What is called seva? Service means we must satisfy Gurudev and the Lord.' If we think how Gurudev, Guru Maharaj, and the Lord will be satisfied and do that, that will be service."
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Best Worship
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's worship is the best and main worship, but first it is necessary to take shelter of a bona fide Guru. Without the mercy of Gurudev, without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, it is not possible to worship Gauranga."
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18 April 2021
Latest News
"Last week on Sunday I was in Vrindavan, and today in the morning I came back to Kolkata. I started from Mathura yesterday in the morning and arrived in Kolkata very early in the morning today. Tomorrow I have a train to Siliguri...."
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Hapless Hindus
"If they worship Krishna, Jagannath et al., all these Deities will not accept their puja—all their worship becomes useless. Krishna only takes care of His devotees, He does not take care of anyone and everyone. That is why it is important to become a proper devotee."
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Enter Auspicious Life
"Always attend to service, that is the main thing. Service is our vow. Our intention, our strongest desire should be to please our Guru, Vaishnavs, and Bhagavan (the Lord) in whichever possible way, then it will be service."
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Cannot Practise or Do Not Want to Practise?
Question: We hear that it is important to be tolerant, humble, etc. but in our material life we cannot manage if we are always humble; if we are always in a humble mood, we cannot maintain our life properly...
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Vaishnavs' Signature Qualities
"Every time you pay an obeisance to a Vaishnav or Deities, you must always ask, 'Please forgive my offence.' Whether you are conscious or your offence or not, you must always ask for forgiveness of your offences. It is necessary to express this from your heart."
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21 April 2021
Sri Rama-navami class
Kirtans: • Sri Krsna Chaitanya prabhu daya kara more • Ohe vaisnava thakura dayara • Parama karuna pahu dui jana • Emana durmati samsara bhitare • Dasavatara Stotram • (Jaya) Radha-Madhava (jaya) Kunja-Bihari • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Sri Hari-katha: Peculiar characteristics of the pastimes, mood, and associates of Sri Rama-lila and Sri Krishna-lila.
"Our Gurudev always kept a picture of Hanuman in his room. Why? Hanuman represents dasya-rasa, but his dasya-rasa is very special—Hanuman always does whatever Ramachandra wants. Once, Hanuman was sent to a hill to find some herb in the forest, but Hanuman did not know what it looked like, so he uprooted the whole hill and brought it to Ramachandra. He could not just go back saying he could not find it—there is no such word as 'cannot' in his vocabulary; this word is missing from his vocabulary. Hanuman's mood is always, 'One way or another, but I have to do that.' Gurudev also wants to be that kind of servitor. He thinks, 'I am my Guru's Hanuman.'"
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24 April 2021 (Siliguri)
Srila Gurudev's Tirobhav-Mahotsav
Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Hari-katha: "Today is the holy disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. On this way, Sri Gurupadpadma left our sight... This is a very painful separation day. He is present now in his samadhi form, and from there he is bestowing his mercy upon us. He is present now in his eternal pastimes. The Lord, as well as all guru-varga, always stay in their eternal pastimes..."
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Gurudev's Disappearance [Part 1]
"Today is the holy disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. He chose this day and left our sight on this day, at 4:20-30 in the morning. He is present now in his samadhi form, and he is bestowing his mercy upon us from there. He always stays within his eternal pastimes...."

"Everything Plunged Into Darkness" [Part 2]
"When Gurudev left this world, I thought, 'Now there is no one left in this world who will chastise me.' I always spoke to Gurudev heart to heart, I told him about all happy and unhappy things, and when Gurudev left this world, I could not understand anything—what was going on, what was going to happen, everything plunged into darkness for me..."

Service Alertness [Part 3]
"I was always alert towards Gurudev—I know everything, what he likes, what he eats, etc. I knew what Gurudev liked to eat, and I would go to the market the day before his arrival, buy everything and have it kept in his kitchen. Gurudev always liked trees and cows..."

Service Milestones [Part 4]
"Gurudev brought me up, he taught me everything. Gurudev told about Vaishnav seva—how one must serve Vaishnavs, how one must serve devotees, how to manage the temple, etc. I have learnt everything from Gurudev. I always did whatever Gurudev told me."

Service Challenges [Part 5]
"In my life I had to do all these hard, hard, very difficult jobs, and I was always successful. Anyhow but I did it. Whether it was getting building plans approved, whether it was any other job, everything was unhampered in the end."

Gurudev's Insight [Part 6]
"I have heard and learned a lot from Gurudev. Gurudev gave me so many instructions how to maintain the temple, and Gurudev is dur-darasi—he has a great foresight. He always managed everything very tactfully."

Gurudev's Loving Affection [Part 7]
"Sri Sivananda Sen understood it, Sri Jagadananda Pandit understood it, and Srila Sanatan Goswami also realised what is called Guru and Vaishnav's blessing in the world of devotion. I myself realised and understood it gradually too."

Nurturing Gurudev's Mission [Part 8]
"You cannot become a disciple just by taking a mantra from a guru. It is necessary to have and show your love, affection for your Guru, to take him as your own. If you care for and think about your Guru and Vaishnavs, then your Guru and Vaishnavs will care for and think about you..."

 

24 April 2021 (Evening Bengali class in Siliguri)

Sri Guru Is All-in-All
"If we want to reach the Lord, we have to go through the medium of a Guru. First, it is necessary to take shelter at the holy lotus feet of Sri Guru, then you must take initiation. When you take initiation, it does not end there. You have got admitted into this transcendental university, and if you want to pass the exam, you must study your whole life. This studying is sravanam, kirtanam, smaranam, pada-sevanam, archanam, vandanam, dasyam, sakhyam, atma-nivedanam..."
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Escaping Ocean of Suffering
"If we do not want to suffer this birth, death, old age, and disease, then we must take shelter at the lotus feet of Vaishnavs and Gauranga. We must always practise Krishna consciousness in strict adherence to the lotus feet of Sri Guru and Vaishnavs. There is no other way. This Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, but at the same there is one great good quality in this age—it is easy to get the Lord in this age through sankirtan. If somebody can take the Holy Name genuinely, without offences, then they can attain the gift of prema."
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Gurudev: Surrounded by Affection
"Srila Gurudev loved Param Guru Maharaj so much—within just seven days after he came to stay at the temple, Srila Sridhar Maharaj declared that in the future this boy would be the next acharya after him..."
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Param Dayal Gurudev
"Gurudev's quality was such that he would accept everybody and take everybody on his lap through his smiling face. Gurudev gave respect even to those who were his enemies! He was extremely merciful."
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Where Will You Run?
"What is there to be afraid of? If you are to die one day, nobody can prevent that. Where will you run? There is no place for you to run to, brother—Yamaraj is always behind you. The only way to remove this fear of death is to practise Krishna consciousness, to serve the Lord."
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25 April 2021
Online Preaching Programme
Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Hari-katha:
• Latest news • Preaching and practice — main priorities • Removing material desires • Asking for mercy • Expanding preaching programme • Proper surrender and preaching • Purity of purpose when coming to Krishna consciousness.
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Preaching Opportunity [Part 1]
"The devotees in Siliguri feel some gap, many feel disheartened because I do not come, that is why I thought that I would come here now otherwise when the election results are announced, another lockdown can start and I will not be able to come then. It was a good opportunity to preach here."

Mercy and Service [Part 2]
"You chant the Holy Name, but what for do you chant the Holy Name? If you get service, that is the result of your chanting. A chatak bird always waits for a drop of rainwater, and in the same way we must always always wait when Gurudev gives us some service."

Perfect Rules [Part 3]
"If there is a temple in your city or country, you must go to the temple. What did Gurudev make the temple for? Follow the rules and regulations that Gurudev has established, that will be perfect. We cannot make our own rules, it is not good."

Amidst Blazing Fire [Part 4]
"Conditioned souls' nature is to ask for something material, but the more they ask, the more pain they feel. If there is a fire and you blow air onto it, the fire will blaze more, but when you chant the Holy Name without offences, it is like water coming to put out that blazing fire of material life. Please be careful in the present situation and chant the Holy Name. This is the main thing in our life."

 

MAY 2021

 

1 May 2021 (Speaking online to the devotees in Singapore)

Perfect Mood Comes From Perfect Practice
"You follow all the rules and regulations very strictly—I know that and I am very happy to see this mood. I know that because I see you are chanting and dancing with so much enthusiasm, and if you did not practise properly, then the Holy Name of Lord Krishna, would not come to your tongue."
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Greatest Sadness
"Do you think that the biggest sadness is when your father, mother, wife, husband or your son, daughter dies? No, it is not. Separation from a devotee is the greatest sadness in our life. We have lost so many devotees, so many great personalities in our life..."
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Brahman Threads
"If your brahman thread is broken, the scripture say that you cannot talk until you have worn a new thread. So, everybody who has taken the second initiation must always keep an extra thread with them. The brahman threads we use are hand-made..."
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2 May 2021

Online Preaching Programme
Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Hari-katha:
• Latest news (West Bengal election, covid spread) • Overcoming struggles in practising life • Detachment from anarthas • Receiving blessing means following Gurudev's instruction • Continue preaching Krishna consciousness.
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Me-Eating
"If you eat any meat, it means you are a sinner—you are committing the same sin as when killing your own mother, father, killing brahmans, etc. In another way, if you eat meat, it means you take your own flesh. Do you understand what I am saying?"
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Unswerving Vision
"That is the rule of every citizen that you have to join military service, then what can you do? But you must use that salary for preaching programmes, pay with it for any expenditure of the preaching programmes. Try to serve the Lord anyhow, then whatever reaction will come, it will not affect you otherwise that reaction will go to you."
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Highest Life
"Now is a very good time to join Krishna consciousness full time as a brahmachari. If you can do that, that will be better, this is the highest service. If somebody wants to be a proper preacher, a proper brahmachari or sannyasi, I am giving much enthusiasm, support and instruction to such devotees."
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Honest Life
"If somebody wants to get married and if they have their own house, then they can get married and stay separately, that is all right, but to take a girlfriend and live with her illegally, separately from the parents, that is not good. I do not support such things. I am dead against that."
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'What Is My Service?'
"For now practise properly, keep good association. These are the main things in your life. Later, when you get a job and earn money, you can serve your Guru, Vaishnavs, and Bhagavan with that money."
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Take Care of Yourself [Part 1]
"...This is the situation now—we must all be careful. We must chant more and more, we must preach more and more, and we must practise more and more. Always continue following all the rules and regulations—we must distribute the teachings that we have got from our Gurudev to others."

Sadhus' Fight [Part 2]
"This is a battlefield. We will not run away from the battlefield—we will always stand and fight against Maya. You can see everywhere that finally demons are always defeated by the sadhu. Om is always at the side of a sadhu. Please you all take care yourself. In this situation, everybody should practise on their own, do not be disheartened."

Be Exclusive, One-Pointed [Part 3]
"If you think about good things, then all bad things will automatically be removed from you. Do not worry so much about this. When you think some anartha is coming, you must give more and more attention to practising—concentrate your mind on practising."

 

 

 


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Greatest Sadness
Brahman Threads
Me-Eating
Unswerving Vision
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Honest Life
'What Is My Service?'
Take Care of Yourself
Sadhus' Fight
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Over Service Hurdles
'When we came here, we did not know anything about Krishna consciousness, but everything comes by the mercy of Gurudev. Tolerance and patience are necessary. When you stay in a temple many problems will come, but you must not leave your service.'

      

When you serve prasadam to devotees, you must be like a mother.

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