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Sun, 28 May 2023

Remember Your Nitya Svarup
'We did not come to the temple to be temple managers – if we just can become servants of devotees, that is sufficient. We must not have the ego that we are devotees. Our ego should be that we are servants of devotees.'


—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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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Sat, 27 May 2023

Practise and Preach
'Call out, "Doyal Nitai! Hare Krishna!" You are staying at home now, during the lockdown, but you must always engage yourself in reading, chanting, listening. The Lord has sent us to this world to chant His Holy Name and to preach about Him.'


—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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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Fri, 26 May 2023

Love for Service
'Always submit everything at the holy feet of Sri Guru and Vaishnavs. There is Lord, there is Guru and Vaishnavs above us, and we must leave everything up to them. We will do our service every day – whether they accept it or not, it is their matter – we will continue doing it every day. Always remember this.'


—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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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Thu, 25 May 2023

Deities' Pastimes
'The Supreme Personality of Godhead come from the transcendental Vaikuntha Dham to this material world and reveals His pastimes—this is His avatara-lila (pastimes of His incarnations). In the same way, the worshippable Deity is also avatara-lila, also pastimes of His incarnation.'
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—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

"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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Wed, 24 May 2023

Be a Disciple
'I want to be chastised by Gurudev—I will follow his order to a T. This should not be merely lip-deep, you must want it in writing, in your heart, and in your mind—I must hanker to be disciplined with my entire being. If you can imbibe such mood, you must certainly get benefit.'
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—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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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Tue, 23 May 2023

Read and Apply In Your Life
'Sri Gurudev is the only shelter for a disciple. Those who have become disciples live in complete adherence to their guru. If one retains independence, they cannot be called a "disciple" – they can take initiation, but if they do not accept the guidance of Sri Gurudev, they cannot be called a real disciple.'
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—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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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Today in the calendar: Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Tridandi-swami Srimad Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu, a favourite and intimate disciple of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad).

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."

"Wake up, look into the calendar and give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs. Always pay obeisance to your Guru and Vaishnavs when you wake up in the morning, always give them 'jay'. Always keep faith and show respect to them. Always see the calendar—whose appearance day it is, whose disappearance day it is. Even if you cannot make a festival, at least you can give them 'jay', it will bring you benefit. When you give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs, it brings you sukriti. For example, today is the disappearance day of a Vaishnav—give 'jay' to him, remember him. We must always remember the words of Vaishnavs. If I remember the words of Vaishnavs, I get some benefit, some deposit through that."


In honour of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sri Paramananda Prabhu):

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers:

(1) "Pramananda Prabhu came to Srila Prabhupad as a child. His age was thirteen only when he came to live with Srila Prabhupad. He was a very intimate devotee of Srila Prabhupad. One day, he came to Prabhupad after a walk in Radha Kunda and reported to Prabhupad that the Diwan of Bhaghpur state and the whole of his family were circumambulating Radha Kunda—he and his wife would lie down, place a stone ahead, get up, go forward, and again lie down at the place marked by the stone. Paramananda Prabhu said very ardently, 'They also regard Radharani so much!' Then Prabhupad came out from his inner quarter and said, 'Yes, but their concern for Radharani and our concern for Radharani is quite different. They come to Radharani because She is favourite to Krishna, but our position is the opposite—our interest is Radharani, and we worship Krishna only because He is favourite to Radharani (we have to connect with Krishna only because She likes Him).'"

(2) "One time, a letter came from one devotee with some complaint. Srila Prabhupad asked his servitor, 'Who has told this news to him?' The servitor said, 'Prabhupad, you yourself have written this news to him.' Prabhupad denied it, 'No, no, no. I never wrote this to him!'The servitor explained humbly, 'I remember how you dictated it and I wrote it. You gave the news to him.' Prabhupad denied, 'No, I do not remember it.' Then I [Srila Sridhar Maharaj] spoke—I said, 'Vyasa vetti na vetti va (He who has composed all Vedas may or may not know them).' Prabhupad laughed when he heard it. Paramananda Prabhu was there too, and he said, 'Sridhara sakalam vetti (Sridhar Maharaj knows everything).' I said, 'Paramananda prasadatah. (By the mercy of Paramananda Prabhu).'"

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers:

"Paramananda Prabhu was a very dearmost, intimate disciple of Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Prabhupad had given him very much affection. When Paramananda Prabhu came to Srila Guru Maharaj [Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj], Srila Guru Maharaj was always very happy to see him. That Paramananda Prabhu said, "Maharaj, my only shelter now is your book Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam. I do not read Srimad Bhagavad-gita or Bhagavatam, or anything else, I only read Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam every day. I read a chapter a day, and I read it continuously—when I finish it, I start from the beginning again."

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

Mon, 22 May 2023

Beyond Surface Understanding
'If somebody cannot overcome Maya, they will have to keep coming to this material world, wandering all over the universe, again and again – Krishna keeps Himself and His devotees far away from them.'
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—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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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Sun, 21 May 2023

'The Lord has created such a situation for us externally that we are staying now in our rooms. All places are closed now. But still, we have got this opportunity now to hear about the Lord. We are often busy with our work, family and material life, but by the wish of the Lord, all external work is stopped now. We must not waste this opportunity.'
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—{ Sri Gurupadpadma's Worldwide Address }—

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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Learning to Appreciate
Four questions and answers about the value of the human body, worshipping Lord Siva, offending Vaishnavs, and eternal relationship with the Guru.





30 MAY (TUE). Gaura Dasami. Dasahara, Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan Prabhu.

31 MAY (WED). Gaura Ekadasi. Fast on Nirjala Ekadasi.


JUNE 2023

1 JUNE (THU). Gaura Dvadasi. Ekadasi paran is at 4:54:55–9:21:03.

2 JUNE (FRI). Gaura Trayodasi. Danda Mahotsav (‘Punishment Festival’) arranged by Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

4 JUNE (SUN). Purnima. Snan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.


5 JUNE (MON). Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Srila Syamananda Prabhu. Departure of Sripad Risabhdev Das-Adhikari Prabhu.

6 JUNE (TUE). Krishna Dvitiya. Departure of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti-Sampad Prabhu.

8 JUNE (THU). Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Srila Vakresvar Pandit.

14 JUNE (WED). Krishna Ekadasi. Fast on Yogini Ekadasi. Departure of Sriyukta Rama Devi.

15 JUNE (THU). Krishna Dvadasi. Ekadasi paran is at 4:54:20–9:11:40.

18 JUNE (SUN). Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami and Srila Sach-chid-ananda Bhaktivinod Thakur.

19 JUNE (MON). Gaura Pratipad. Sri Gundicha Marjan (cleaning Sri Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham and cleaning all temples).

20 JUNE (TUE). Gaura Dvitiya. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

23 JUNE (FRI). Gaura Panchami. Hera-Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay (observed in Sri Puri Dham the next day).

26 JUNE (MON). Gaura Astami. Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

28 JUNE (WED). Gaura Dasami. Disappearance of Tridandi-swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. Departure of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi. Punar Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev (return journey of the Chariots).

29 JUNE (THU). Gaura Ekadasi. Fast on Sayan Ekadasi. Sri Hari retires to take rest (sayan).

30 JUNE (FRI). Gaura Dvadasi. Ekadasi paran is at 4:57:16–9:25:40.



1) Criticise sadhus, Vaishnavs
2) Consider Lord Siva and gods to be independent of Lord Krishna
3) Consider Guru to be an ordinary mortal man
4) Criticise scriptures
5) Interpret the Name with the help of a dictionary, etc.
6) Consider the Name imaginary.
7) Sin and chant to remove the sin.
8) Consider chanting equal to pious activities.
9) Instruct faithless people in chanting, inattentive chanting.
10) Remain attached to things, your body, etc.


There are so many big speakers in this world, and you think that if somebody is a big speaker, or a big singer, they are a big guru. It is not so.