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December 7, 2019

There is something for everyone in the Bhagavad-gītā–whether they are following religion or engaged in protecting the nation. If [either of them] were to read the Bhagavad-gītā, they would feel enthused. When religion was destroyed, we [India] became a dependent nation.

December 6, 2019

Those who factually believe [in this rite], celebrate their marriage anniversary every year to remember this solemn vow. Through the remembrance of this solemn vow, their love for each other will grow. To the extent that one reminds oneself of the saṅkalpa, one will not experience any breakup in the relationship; it is not possible.

December 4, 2019

Śrīla Prabhupāda kept a complete record of his disciples’ preaching activities. Being highly pleased by the enthusiasm and expertise with which Śrī Narottamānanda Brahmacārī preached bhāgavata-dharma, he thus conferred upon him a Śrī Gaura Āśīrvāda certificate and the title ‘Bhakti Kamala,’ which means ‘the lotus of devotion.’ Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Gosvāmī Mahārāja honored this title when he awarded Śrī Narottamānanda Brahmacārī with sannyāsa and gave him the name ‘Śrī Bhakti Kamala Madhusūdana Mahārāja.’

December 4, 2019

Nityā-līlā-praviṣṭa pūjyāpāda Śrīmad Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Mahārāja, pūjyapāda Śrīmad Bhakti Vicāra Yāyāvara Mahārāja, pūjyapāda nāma-bhajanānandī Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa Bābājī Mahārāja, pūjyapāda Śrīmad Bhakti Dayita Mādhava Mahāraja and other prominent, intimate disciples of Śrī Śrīla Prabhupāda would always experience great delight upon hearing pūjyapāda Madhusūdana Mahārāja’s classes on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.

December 3, 2019

Only one who is very fortunate can still witness gaura-līlā which is going on in Navadvīpa dhāma. Vaiṣṇava sārvabhauma Śrīla Jagannātha Dāsa Bābāji Mahārāja accepted Bābāji veśa from him. Śrīla Jagannātha Dāsa Bābāji Mahārāja used to be carried in a basket by his servant Bihari Dāsa Bābāji who was very strong. He would take Śrīla Jagannātha Dāsa Bābāji Mahārāja in a basket to Vṛndāvana and from Vṛndāvana to Navadvīpa. Once, when Śrīla Jagannātha Dāsa Bābāji Mahārāja arrived at Yogapīṭha [Śrī Caitanyadeva's birth place], he leapt out of his basket and began dancing in great ecstasy....

December 3, 2019

Śrīla Bhakti Jivana Janārdana Gosvāmī Mahārāja established a maṭha in Kharagpur at Śrīvasa palli. In a village nearby he also had a gośālā. He used to speak a lot of pastimes of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa from the Purāṇas. He spoke very slowly and sweetly. He would participate in Navadvīpa Parikrama and after the parikrama he used to stay in Navadvīpa itself.  He would hold a grand festival on Rādhāṣṭamī and he would repeatedly chant 'Rādhe Rādhe'.  Towards the end of his manifest pastimes, he awarded sannyāsa to Śrīla Bhakti Kamala Govinda Mahārāja and ordered him to become the successor...

December 1, 2019

Today is the festival of Oḍāna-ṣaṣṭhī. This tithī marks the beginning of winter outfit (warm cloth) offered to Jagannātha Deva. Regardless of when the weather actually turns cold, Jagannātha is offered a winter covering only from this tithī onwards, even if winter begins before this tithī. Consequently, on Vasanta Pañcamī, they stop offering Him winter covering even if cold weather persists. This kind of service is based on nīti. SERVICE BASED ON RULES VS. SERVICE BASED ON AFFECTION Service is of two types – one is based on nīti (rules) and the other is based on prīti (affection). Onc...

November 25, 2019

Śrīla Prabhupāda was greatly pleased with Śrī Jagad-bandhu Prabhu’s service, and he therefore bestowed his mercy on him by awarding him the title ‘Śreṣṭhārya.’ The word śreṣṭha means ‘best,’ and the word ārya refers to a simple-hearted brāhmaṇa who uses his simplicity in the service of Bhagavān. Therefore, the title ‘Śreṣṭhārya’ is a special designation, signifying ‘the best of the brāhmaṇas who serve Bhagavān.’ Śrīla Prabhupāda has written, “Simplicity is Vaiṣṇavism.” Because a person cannot be a Vaiṣṇava without being simple-hearted, the title ‘Śreṣṭhārya’ indirectly refers to a great...

November 23, 2019

Narahari is a premika bhakta [Born in the family of physicians]. In kṛṣṇa-līlā, Śrī Narahari Sarkāra is Madhumatī-sakhī. Śrī Caitanyadeva awarded the service of the Deity of Gopinātha to Raghunandana [Endnote 1], the son of Śrī Mukunda Dāsa. And to Śrī Mukunda Dāsa, Śrī Caitanyadeva asked to continue to earn for the family, working as a physician to the King. [And his younger brother Śrī Narahari Sarkāra was ordered to stay with the Lord's devotees and preach.]

November 23, 2019

The Śrīpāta of Kāliyā Kṛṣṇa Dāsa is in Bardhamān district, located between the Katwā railway station and the Dain Hāta railway station, at a place known as Akāi Hāta. For preaching, he traveled to the Pābnā district, and chose to reside near the Ichāmati River, near Bandaragā. He belonged to the bārendra brāhmaṇa family but in Akāi Hāta, there was no brāhmaṇa from that family, so he stayed near the Ichāmati River and his dynasty also flourished [in this way he started the lineage of bārendra brāhmaṇas.] When he left Akāi Hāta, others also left.

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