On this auspicious day Srila Gurudev Srila
Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj gave a beautiful lecture in both
Bengali and English to the assembled devotees. He explained how this Math has
manifested along with Their Lordships Sri Sri
Guru-Gauranga-Radha-Madana-Mohanjiu by the grace of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar
Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Srila Gurudev highlighted: “We have to practise Krishna
Consciousness with dedication, sincerity and austerity.” Then he started reciting a verse from the Sri Brihan-naradiya Purana.
eva nasty eva
“In this Age of
Kali there is no other means, no other means, no other means for self-realisation
than chanting the Holy Name, chanting the Holy Name, chanting the Holy Name of
Even though the Absolute manifests Himself
in various forms, and in different incarnations, Srila Gurudev said that, as it
is explained in Srimad Bhagavad-gita the Lord resides in the heart of
His devotees, so we must always avoid abusing them or disrespecting them in any
way. Srila Gurudev spoke beautifully for an hour.
Then Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami
Maharaj continued the lecture emphasising that the service to the Vaisnava is
even more valuable than the direct service to the Lord: “Dasa dasa-anudasa is not a
slogan but reality.”
The theme of Sripad Goswami Maharaj's talk was that we are serving the line
of the Rupanuga Sampradaya that follows the central conception of the Infinite:
Gopinath, that Krishna that is Madana Mohan. The whole world is infatuated with
Madana, Cupid. We are all enchanted by the possibility of enjoying this Cupid
conception, but the beauty of 10,000 Cupids is not comparable to the beauty of
Sri Krishna. He is the charmer of them all. So we can understand that the
natural attraction of the soul resides in the search for His lotus feet. But
this Madana Mohan cannot resist the beauty of the devotion in the heart of
Srimati Radharani, so She is Madana Mohan Mohini: who charms that same Krishna,
who is more beautiful than ten million cupids combined.
Then Sripad Goswami Maharaj said that this
Math had manifested for the service of the devotees that were on their way to
Nabadwip Dham. So this is a service station and Srila Gurudev often resides
here and orchestrates our International Mission of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
that is always growing successfully.
Then Sripad Bhakti Kiran Giri Maharaj,
Sripad Bhakti Amal Paramahamsa Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha
Maharaj continued with lectures in Bengali.
Jay Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga-Radha-Madana-Mohanjiu ki jay!
Vrinda Devi Dasi
Kolkata 28 de Mayo de 2006
Accompanying picture series by Vrinda Devi Dasi
Accompanying picture series by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi