Audio: "Happy, Hopeful, Sweet
Message" Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
speaking this morning from Calcutta for Madhusudan Prabhu's Internet
Radio website krsna.cc. (16+ minutes,
2 MB mp3 audio.)
of pictures taken recently by Ranajit Prabhu.
Audio: Morning class by Sripad B.S.
Goswami Maharaj to the Western devotees in our Dum Dum Park
Temple last week. His Holiness begins by answering the question:
"In the Gita is a verse mentioning the mind can be our best
friend or our worst enemy, also we've heard Srila Gurudev say
that until we reach the plane of ruchi, there can still be some
lust. Then he goes on to say about cultivating dharma-buddhi.
These are all nice things to read, but how do we actually practically
do this in our spiritual life...?"
or listen online (67+ minutes, 7.9 MB mp3 audio).
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj leads the Sri
Nrsimha-chaturdasi Festival at the Sree Chaitanya Saraswata
Krishnanushilana Sangha in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata. Two
pages of pictures, including several of His Divine Grace.
Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Raya.
Audio: Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj
reports on Srila Gurudev's health, the recent Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi
Festival in our Dum Dum Park Temple, and the beginnings of the
Math's Website and its development over the past ten years, and
about the preaching journey he is about to make to Ukraine and
Russia. The interview took place over a somewhat crackly Nabadwip
phone line the day after Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi.
now (RealMedia streaming audio), or:
or listen online (23+ minutes, 2.8 MB mp3 audio).
We are ten years old today! Today is the the 10th Anniversary
of the Math's official website, http://www.scsmath.com
which has now been online since 1995! The site was set in motion
by Sripad Bhakti Lalita Akinchan Maharaj when the World Wide Web
was in its infancy, and was sponsored by His Holiness up until the time he took the renounced order, sannyas, in 2003. Kesavananda Prabhu of USA has generously sponsored the site since then.
Sripad Akinchan Maharaj writes:
"The Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Seva Ashram web pages
were presented on the Internet for the first time on Apara Ekadasi,
May 24th, 1995. We invite you to see what these
original web pages looked like a decade ago, when they appeared
on the Internet through the wonder of the World Wide Web...."
Tamil Website inaugurated introducing our Sri Guru-varga
and Mission to the huge Tamil speaking population of southern
India, Malaysia, Singapore and around the world. Translated by
Pran Krishna Prabhu and Jay Vardhan Prabhu and produced in web
format by Sachinandan Prabhu, the site http://tamil.scsmath.org
was very happily received by Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar
Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi.
Nrsimha-chaturdasi Festival held here at Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math two days ago. (Pictures.)
Srila Srinivas Acharya's Appearance, illustrated article
for the children devotees in honour of Srila Srinivas Acharya's
Appearance Day yesterday, prepared by Parama Bhakti Devi Dasi
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu spoke with them and said: 'Chaitanya
Das, your wife is right. I want you to have a child and I want
you to call the child Srinivas.' Both Chaitanya Das and his wife
were very, very happy to receive this order from the Lord...."
several recent updates on the Venezuelan Spanish language
website include RealMedia video, mp3 audio, photos and the following
Artículo: La historia de
Prahlada Maharaj. Elaborado por Vaisnavi Devi Dasi en nuestra
sección para los niños. (360K
Artículo: Sigan a un Devoto
Perfecto. Por Su Divina Gracia Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Enero 6 del 2000 Nabadwip Dham. Artículo
Elaborado por Rohini Nandana Das. (180K
Nrsimha-chaturdasi: Appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until
after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa). Paran the next day, after
sunrise and by 9:20 a.m.
Vrindavan, Deities' picture taken during Sri Chandanyatra,
and construction pictures at the place of Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj,
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission.
Mauritius, Sri Rama-Navami festival report by Santa Krishna
Prabhu describing the events of last month's festival at the Srila
Bhakti Sundar Govinda Ashram, Long Mountain.
Audio: Chalk Village, Deities'
installation, interview with Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti
Maharaj of USA and Malini Devi Dasi of Malta of their experience
at this recent festival. (12+ minutes,
2.3 MB mp3 audio.)
Please note that we have had no useable Internet connection at
our Nabadwip Temple now for several days. Kindly bear with us....
Beginning of 21 days Chandanyatra of Sri Sri
Jagannath Dev. Aksaya-tritiya good day to start some works.
Ukraine, large scale preaching in Zaporozhye and Donetsk
with guest lecturer Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj at a
series of festivals organised by Sripad Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj
and Sripad Bhakti Rasik Bhagavat Maharaj. Three pages of pictures
with captions posted on the Russian devotees' website: http://harekrishna.ru.
Siliguri, new Ashram with adjoining land for a future
Temple. The new property is just across the road from the existing
Centre in this thriving largely English speaking town at the foot
of the Himalayas, near Nepal, Bhutan, China and Bangladesh.
This latest blog by Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj on his iMonk.net
website is written in Calcutta in the association of Srila Bhakti
Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Sripad Akinchan Maharaj begins:
"We hear a tremendous crash! on the corrugated iron roof
of the carport outside the window of Srila Gurudeva's veranda.
We all momentarily start at the sound, then smile when we identify
it: it is the sound of the beginning of the mango season."
recent Spanish website updates include three photo galleries,
en la Conciencia. Esta nueva sección será
renovada semanalmente. En esta edición, una lectura dada
por Sripad Janardan Maharaj en el Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda
Seva Ashram, Caracas, 2003.
de lotoLágrimas de Loto.
Gadadhar El Correlativo extático de Mahaprabhu
por Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj. Traduccón
elaborada por Vrinda Devi Dasi.
Sanskrit/Turkish/English edition of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita, The
Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute brings much satisfaction
to Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: "They
have done what no other Math can do."
Eugene, Oregon, USA, The Golden Road Temple, now the residence
of Their Lordships, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Mahaprabhu Nitai-Gaurachanda.
Four Articles for the Children devotees, prepared by Parama
Bhakti Devi Dasi of Holland:
Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. To protect the
devotees and to show everyone the way of love of God, Lord Sri
Krishna decided to come to this world. He came in the form of
a devotee, as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu....
"Mother could you grant Me one wish?"
One day Nimai was playing just outside the house when two thieves
came. They thought to themselves: "Oh this child is wearing beautiful
jewelry! Let's take Him along with us and steal all His jewelry...."
Nimai. Nimai was very fond of adventure. Together with
His friends He would secretly enter the neighbouring houses and....
A prayer for a prayer.
Radha Madhava Prabhu of Australia asks all devotees to make
a combined prayer for the benefit of Srila Gurudev's health.
recent Spanish website updates includes:
Artículo: La línea de la Devoción.
Un artículo extraído de las 13 charlas de Srila
Govinda Maharaj en india en el año 2000. Un Artículo
elaborado por Rohini Nandana Prabhu. (PDF
pictures from Nabadwip and Dum Dum Park including the
arrival of several devotees from Brazil, and various scenes from
around the Math's grounds in Nabadwip.
the last few days, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
did not talk very much, complaining of a lack of air. But this
morning he felt better and spoke to us. He was happy and enthusiastic
and mentioned how theists are trying to perform some relief-work
in this work but the atheists are doing everything to hinder that
work. Srila Gurudev mentioned how some devotees are trying to
build a dispensary in the neighborhood and how the atheists are
doing everything to hinder it, creating obstacles and even charging
to release the permits, but the atheists are building big buildings
and they get permits without much problem.
Gurudev then quoted two verses from Gita: "yada yada hi dharmasya..."
and "paritranaya sadhunam...." He explained how the
sadhu has to suffer in this world -- and it is not some small
suffering. He said that the word "paritranaya" means
"much suffering." And when the sadhu's suffering comes
to its maximum, then Krishna appears to release that suffering.
We can see how the situation of suffering in this world is such
that sometimes even sadhus are killing other sadhus.
Such suffering makes us humble and tolerant, and makes us offer
sincere honour to all.
Seeing Srila Gurudev suffer makes us pray to Krishna to please
dilute his suffering among all of us, his devotees around the
world. If any of us would have to suffer for a moment what he
is suffering we would probably drop dead.
At the same time, His Divine Grace remains always situated in
a transcendental position untouched by anything belonging to this
material plane. We can witness how infinite perfect knowledge,
sweetness, affection and love constantly emanate from him. Seeing
this, we wish to never go away from his lotus feet, but instead
to stay serving him just like those few exalted souls that are
serving him personally, trying to appease his suffering in this
world. We cannot but offer our most humble respects to all those
exalted and honourable devotees: Srila Gurudev's personal servants.
Bhuvana Mohandas (of Brazil)
Sri Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha,
Dum Dum Park, Kolkata
recent Spanish website updates including audio, articles by
devotees, picture pages and the translation of Srila Govinda Maharaj's
article "Bound by Affection." The latest two updates
ayer de Sus Señorías Parama Karuna Sri Sri
en La Candelaria.
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