The all-auspicious Supreme Lord

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur PrabhupadaThe all-auspicious Supreme Lord.

(Ultadanga Junction Road, Calcutta, June 19, 1925)

Let them harass you as much as possible; you simply must quietly tolerate these disturbances. We firmly believe that the people of the world will not allow injustices to predominate. The Supreme Lord arranges everything for our benefit—this is our firm faith. The atheists cannot flourish in this world for long, for eventually they are pulled down by the punishment of providence. Everything takes place by the will of the Supreme Lord.

(Patramrita – Nectar from letters by His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Thakura Prabhupada)

22.05.2021 About Brihad Bhagavatamrita part 3

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj

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Sri Sita Navami

Sri Sita Navami – The appearance day of Srimati Sitadevi, the consort of Lord Rama.

 

Sitadevi represents chastity, service attitude, commitment, humility, spiritual strength and unlimited beauty. Let us pray to Her to bestow the above qualities on them in their service to Sri Rama.

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya lila, Chapter 9, 201-206

pativrata-siromani janaka-nandini
jagatera mata sita–ramera grhini

Srimati Sitadevi is the mother of the three worlds and the wife of Lord Ramacandra. Among chaste women she is supreme, and she is the daughter of King Janaka.

ravana dekhiya sita laila agnira sarana
ravana haite agni kaila sitake avarana

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07.05.2021 About Brihad Bhagavatamrita part 2

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भिद्यते हृदयग्रन्थिश्छिद्यन्ते सर्वसंशया: ।
क्षीयन्ते चास्य कर्माणि मयि द‍ृष्टेऽखिलात्मनि ॥ ३० ॥

bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś
chidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ
kṣīyante cāsya karmāṇi
mayi dṛṣṭe ’khilātmani

Synonyms

bhidyate — pierced; hṛdaya — heart; granthiḥ — knots; chidyante — cut to pieces; sarva — all; saṁśayāḥ — misgivings; kṣīyante — terminated; ca — and; asya — his; karmāṇi — chain of fruitive actions; mayi — when I; dṛṣṭe — am seen; akhila-ātmani — as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Translation

The knot in the heart is pierced, all misgivings are cut to pieces and the chain of fruitive actions is terminated when I am seen as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Pujyapada Sri Saurīndranāth Bhakti Vāridhi Prabhu

Pujyapada Sri Saurīndranāth Bhakti Vāridhi Prabhu

Śrīla Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj remembers an exalted servant of Śrī Guru and Śrī Gaurāṅga.

The Departure of Param Bhāgavat
Śrīpād Saurīndranāth Bhakti Vāridhi Mahoday

by Śrīla Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj

Translated from the Bengali article published in Śrī Gauḍīya Darśan, Volume 13, Issue 1, Sunday, 24 August 1969.

There is a village named Madla not far from Bogra. In this village is the opulent home of the renowned and powerful landholder Yogendranāth Sarkār Mahoday. Yogendra Bābu himself was a very clever and forceful administrator. He twice fought in lawsuits that went up to the Privy Council (Supreme Court of Great Britain) between a landholder in Bogra and Śrī Mohamed Ali, the former chief minister of Pakistan [Bangladesh]. Once, he also invited the Bahadur governor of Bengal at that time to his home and honourably hosted him.

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We must practice to give ourselves

Divine words of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev Goswami

‘ataḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-nāmādi
na bhaved grāhyam indriyaiḥ
sevonmukhe hi jihvādau
svayam eva sphuraty adaḥ’

—-Srila Rupa Goswami

There are many sayings in the scriptures to encourage our realisation of the Holy Name in different ways, but Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmī has given us a central thought. He quotes from the Padma Purāṇa: ataḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-nāmādi na bhaved grāhyam indriyaiḥ. Our senses, physical or mental, are ineligible to come in touch with the transcendental. The Name is nonmaterial (aprakṛta), without mundane limitation (vaikuṇṭha). It belongs to another plane. So, nothing about Kṛṣṇa, His Name, Form, Qualities, or Pastimes can be touched by our physical or mental senses. But when we have a serving attitude, He comes down to us of His own accord. Only then can our tongue really pronounce the Name of Kṛṣṇa. Otherwise, only the physical sound of the letters of the Name can be produced. Our tongue, our hands, physical sound, all these mundane things cannot come in touch with Kṛṣṇa. Some intervening medium is necessary to connect this body with the supramundane. And that connection is our earnest desire to serve Kṛṣṇa, to satisfy Him. A bulb won’t light if there is no electricity. Only when the electrical current is there will the bulb be illumined. So, the name may appear on the tongue and in the ear, in the mind, or in writing, but we must have a connection from Vaikuṇṭha to this mundane world. And that connection is devotional service, a functional serving attitude. That alone can connect the physical realm with Vaikuṇṭha and Vṛndāvana.

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About Surrender to the Supreme Lord

SARANAGATI

About Surrender to the Supreme Lord

 

sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami ma suchah

Abandon all forms of religion and surrender exclusively unto Me. I will liberate you from all sin. Do not despair.

—Sri Gita

 

tasmat tvam uddhavotsrjya chodanam pratichodanam
pravrttin cha nivrttin cha srotavyam srutam eva cha
mam ekam eva saranam atmanam sarva-dehinam
yahi sarvatma-bhavena maya sya hy akuto-bhayah

O Uddhava, abandoning the Vedas and their auxiliaries, all of their prescriptions and prohibitions, and everything you have heard or may ever hear, with all your heart take exclusive shelter of Me, the life of all beings. By My grace you will become completely fearless.

—Srimad Bhagavatam

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Holy feet of Vishnu

Divine words of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev Goswami

HOLY FEET OF VISHNU

But in order to develop this kind of humility and forbearance, we must learn to see the Lord’s hand in everything. And therefore the Vedas tell us to remember that the glance of the Lord is always upon us.

Om tad visno paramam padam sada pasyanti suraya:

We are asked to see the holy feet of Narayana as we see the sun in the sky. Why the sun? The sun is described as pradarsaka: the seer, the witness. Apparently, we see the sun, but really the sun helps us to see. The holy feet of Visnu means the lowest part of Visnu—yoge vidhayam yasya vidyate kvacit. His lower part to us is the beginning of realization for us. The beginning of realization is to think that God is always seeing us. As the sun helps us to see, Visnu’s holy feet are like the sun. So we should try to always see everything by the rays of the holy feet of Visnu.

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Pranam mantras of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev Goswami Maharaj’s Divine composition

PRANAM MANTRAS

Pranam mantras of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Originally published in Sri Gaudiya Darsan, Volume 1, Issue 4, Tuesday, 15 November 1955.

দেবং দিব্যতনুং সুছন্দবদনং বালার্কচেলাঞ্চিতং
সান্দ্রানন্দপুরং সদেকবরণং বৈরাগ্য-বিদ্যাম্বুধিম্ ।
শ্রীসিদ্ধান্তনিধিং সুভক্তিলসিতং সারস্বতানাম্বরং
বন্দে তং শুভদং মদেকশরণং ন্যাসীশ্বরং শ্রীধরম্ ॥

devam divya-tanum suchhanda-vadanam balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

His divine form is adorned with garments the colour of the newly-risen sun. His speech is most pleasing, and he is an ocean of renunciation and knowledge. He is an abode of divine ecstasy, resplen­dent with pure devotion. He is a treasure-house of perfect conclusions, the leader of the tridandi sannyasis, and the best of Srila Saraswati Thakur’s followers. He is the only choice of the sadhus, the giver of all goodness, and my only shelter. I offer my obeisance unto my lord, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

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Krishna story: The best and PRICELESS Murti!

There was once a maker of Deities, who made three Deities, all exactly the same in every way.

Each was made using 100 grams of gold.

He brought it to the court of King Vikramaditya and told him I am not asking money for these; but I want to know if there is any one in your court who can put a price to them, and who can tell which of these is more valuable?

Many learned persons ( Vidhvans) were sitting in the court, and many of them came up to inspect the Moortis, but none of them could make out any difference at all!

The Karigar, or moorti maker told the king that I am disappointed that there is no one in your whole court who can make out the difference.

Then the King told Kalidas, who was also present, to check the moortis.

Kalidas discovered that the Moortis had a hole in the ear and he was intrigued.

So he took a thin wire and picked the first moorti and put it into the ear. It came out in the other ear.

Kalidas said this Moorti is totally useless.

Then he put the wire in the second Moorti, and it came out in the mouth.

Kalidas said this Moorti is worth a Thousand gold coins.

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