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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 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 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.

November 23, 2019

Śrīla Sāraṅga Ṭhākura’s Śrīpāṭa is in Māmagāchi, a little further from the railway line. There was a lake there, and near that lake there used to be a dilapidated house. Once Śrīla Sāraṅga Ṭhākura was sitting on one wall of that house, brushing his teeth when an ascetic (yogi) arrived there mounted on a lion and wished to have his darsana. Śrīla Sāraṅga Ṭhākura thought, “This ascetic is a superior personality, why should he be bothered, instead I shall go to see him.” So Śrīla Sāraṅga Ṭhākura ordered that broken wall - ‘Let’s go’.

November 15, 2019

Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Vikāsa Hṛṣīkeśa Gosvāmī Mahārāja was endowed with a melodious voice and he was miṣṭa bhāsi [one who spoke sweetly]. He would sing very exquisite kīrtanas while he himself would play on the karatālas. Guru Mahārāja took him along to various places such as Agartala, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, and so on. He was fluent in speaking English and Hindi. Another distinctive quality he possessed was that he could conclude his speech within the time allotted to him. If he was asked to speak for ten minutes, he would not speak for eleven minutes.

November 11, 2019

Vaiṣṇavas’ āvirbhāva and tirobhāva tithis, both are equally worshipable because they evoke the remembrance of the Vaiṣṇavas. Remembrance of Bhagavān and His devotees is our real wealth, while their forgetfulness is the cause of our distress. This is the unique feature of Gauḍīya Maṭha. Our parama gurudeva Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Ṭhākura made the Vaiṣṇava panjikā; [everyone is remembered] as long as they consider Bhagavān as eternal and serve Him, irrespective of whether they are in sakhya rasa [friendship] or vatsalya rasa [parental], serving in the mood of viśrambh...

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