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Maharaja is famous for explaining Vaisnava Songs & Taking Care of Everyone. His Examples are heart touching & makes Krsna conscious Philosophy very Simple.

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Comment by kartik on January 7, 2013 at 1:04pm
A very happy and prosperous New Year 2013 to all of you!
There are various different New Years according to different calendars. This New Year is based on the Christian Calendar, but in India there are various types of calendars used. Generally we follow the Gaudiya Calendar which marks the New Year from the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Celebrating New Year is important because it comes with a new hope. It is a feature of when we leave the old year behind and use those experiences as a stepping stone or springboard to the following year. However, our actual consideration should be not just the New Year but the new day. Every day - like every new year - comes with its fresh start. And that is how time progresses. The day begins with the sunrise and we, as human beings, are supposed to become active until the night, when we fall asleep to become rejuvenated for facing the next day - the new day.

Therefore our main consideration should be how to face every day as a new day. Every sunrise comes with new opportunities, new hopes and new possibilities and that is how we should mould our lives. Let our actions be so noble, so wise and so generous that it leaves a very positive imprint in human society. Let our actions speak for our real self. Let us recognise the fact that we are eternal parts and parcels of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and hence we are His eternal servants.

The constitutional position of the living entity is that he is an eternal servant of the Lord. That is his real identity. And when he acts according to that identity, his life becomes truly meaningful. And that life makes him progress. It makes him proceed towards the spiritual world and in this way every day we should make it a point to get a little closer to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. And eventually at the end of our life we can step out of this material nature and enter in to the spiritual sky.

Thank you all very much.

Yours in the services of Srila Prabhupada,

Bhakti Charu Swami

1st January 2013

Sydney, Australia
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Comment by indra vikram tiwari on February 29, 2012 at 4:00pm

please accept my respect humble obeisances unto your lotus feet

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Comment by Kartikey Singh on January 23, 2012 at 12:28pm
His Grace Ganga Narayan Prabhu received initiation in the family of JagatGuru Srila Prabhupada from His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami Maharaj . He came in Krishna Consciousness in 1994 .Since 1994 , when he was 27 ,he is serving in the mission of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada . He sings Vaisnav Bhajans melodiously and beautifully explains their purports .He focuses on establishing loving relationship with devotees and everyone else. He preaches in English , Hindi and Bengali in Ujjain and many other places of Madhya Pradesh especially to college students.Very humble by nature ,currently he is serving as a Temple President of ISKCON UJJAIN, Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple, UJJAIN , MADHYA PRADESH,INDIA .ISKCON UJJAIN consist of a marvellous temple , a separate Lord Jagannath temple , Food for life center , vedic city , international guest house and a future vision to construct a Hospital , IT park ,school etc in the service of Srila Prabhupada.

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Comment by kartik on October 7, 2011 at 11:35am
1986
Dear Çréla Prabhupäda,
WHILE OFFERING my obeisances unto you, I visualize your lotus feet, so soft and so tenderly pink. I wish I could become a speck of dust and cling onto them forever. They are the most wonderful shelter, and who needs it more than I? I am your youngest son, and most probably that is why you showered so much affection upon me. You allowed me to stay with you all the time, and whenever I went anywhere, you asked me, "Where did you go?" I used to give some quick excuses. But now I realize how foolish I was to try to fool you. You urged me to be with you, but like a naughty child I went away to do some mischief, and when you asked me, I gave some silly excuses. Now you have gone away—I wonder whether in utter disgust.
You came to take us back with you. Those who are fortunate and pure went back, and others will go back after they have successfully completed the service you assigned to them. But I am so unfortunate and dirty that I could not develop the urge to go back to you. I am so foolish that in spite of hearing so much about that eternally blissful world where you are eternally present, I still try to derive some pleasure out of this miserable material nature—and that also at your expense.
You were always so concerned about me. One day, in Våndävana, Tamäla Kåñëa Mahäräja sent me to Mädhava Mahäräja's maöha to meet Çréla Kåñëa däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja. When I came back, you asked in your normal, tender voice, "Where did you go?"
I replied, "I went to Mädhava Mahäräja's maöha."
You asked, "Why?" Although you had been bedridden for weeks, your voice roared like thunder. I began to tremble in fear, and I could not reply.
Again you asked, "Why did you go?" Your voice was so loud that the room seemed to shake with the sound.
Still trembling with fear, I replied, "Tamäla Kåñëa Mahäräja sent me there to ask Çréla Kåñëa däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja to come to see you."
You said, "Oh! But I want you to be with me all the time."
Another time, when you had a dream that a Rämänuja Kaviräja prepared some medicine for you and you became cured by taking that medicine, we looked all around Våndävana for a Rämänuja Kaviräja but could not find one. Then it was decided that I would go to Çré Raìgam to look for a Rämänuja Kaviräja. When you were told that someone should go to Çré Rangam, you liked the idea. But when you were told that I was being sent, you said, "No, send someone else." Tamäla Kåñëa Mahäräja looked at me with a smile on his face, then he asked you why you were not allowing me to go.
You replied, "I want him to be with me now."
So mercifully you wanted me to be with you, but with time I am simply drifting away from you. Yesterday I was looking at your deity in the temple. It looked as if you were sitting there. Then I questioned myself, Did I really believe you were sitting there? If I really did, then could I stand there, so unconcerned? No! Then I would have to jump with joy, start to sing your glory—"Jaya Prabhupäda, Jaya Prabhupäda"—to announce your presence to everyone.
Please, Çréla Prabhupäda, give me the intelligence and determination to sing of your glories all the time. From now on, let me engage my body, mind, and words in singing your glories. So on this auspicious day I want to take the vow that from today, my body, mind, and words will simply be engaged in singing your glories, because I want to be with you all the time.
Your eternal servant,
Bhakticäru Swami



1987
If I do not remain true to you, Çréla Prabhupäda,
I’ll lose everything that I spiritually gained.
Then my heart will become hard as thunder,
And my consciousness will become eternally maimed.
With a little knowledge about the spiritual sky
I’ll think myself to be a liberated soul.
Not knowing that I am just a conceited fool,
I’ll forget forever my ultimate goal.
Lust, greed, anger, and other vices
With their incredible force will invade my heart.
Soldiers of Mäyä, enemy of Kåñëa,
They will mercilessly tear my consciousness apart.
I’ll fall out of your grace, which flooded the earth
With love of Kåñëa, the most magnanimous gift.
An unfortunate soul, not knowing my goal,
In the ocean of suffering I’ll drift.
If I do not remain true to you, Çréla Prabhupäda,
I’ll want to occupy the seat you adorn;
Knowing not how to struggle for Kåñëa,
In the abyss of anguish I’ll be thrown.
Forgetting that I am your eternal servant
I’ll try to lord over everything that I see,
Lost as I am since time immemorial
In the dismal world of agony.
Thinking you to be an ordinary soul
I’ll try like a clown to imitate you.
Seducing the souls that sincerely want Kåñëa
I’ll try to become a cheating guru.
Mäyä will offer me all that I want
—wealth, women, and name and fame.
Thinking that they are the result of my devotion,
I’ll try to justify my deceptive claim.
If I do not remain true to you, Çréla Prabhupäda,
I’ll surround myself with a bunch of fools.
Thinking myself to be as great as you are,
I’ll join one of those deviant schools.
Not recognizing my genuine friends
Who criticize me when I do something wrong,
I’ll stay with the ones who flatter me
To make my position deceitfully strong.
Forgetting your glories as the Lord’s chosen one,
I’ll try to eclipse you, as Rähu does moon.
In my treacherous attempt to compete with you
I’ll become bereft of the Lord’s greatest boon.
Mäyä then will offer me enough rope
To hang myself with wealth and fame.
Smearing myself with the stool of pig
I’ll forget Kåñëa’s holy name.
If I ever deviate from you, Çréla Prabhupäda,
Please bring me back to your lotus feet.
Now that I have realized the consequence,
Help me become free from Mäyä’s deceit.
To follow your order is such an easy job,
And the reward is as high as the spiritual sky.
Four regulative principles and chanting of names
Will take us back to Godhead when we die.
My will is weak and heart so impure,
But still I want to receive your grace.
My only hope is the blessings of the Vaiñëavas
And the blows from your divine mace.
Let me be with you wherever you are
And serve you so that I can be
A speck of dust at your lotus feet
To regain my eternal identity.
Your most unworthy servant,
Bhakticäru Swami



1988
The Final Instruction
Surrounded by devotees
In Våndävana
You were preparing to depart.
You lay in your bed
In silent meditation
With Kåñëa playing in your heart.
The room was filled
With the fragrant smoke
Of frankincense
And sandalwood pulp.
Your body was fragrant
With some divine perfume
From the spiritual sky.
Devotees sang softly the holy name
Accompanied only by a small kartal.
But the sound penetrated
Even the stonelike hearts.
Satsvarüpa Mahäräja entered with Madhudviña,
Who left the movement with a girl.
Your meditation broke, and you spoke
Like a father concerned about his prodigal son,
“You got married, breaking your vows. So what?
Still you can serve.”
Pointing at the householder devotees in the room
You said, “Look at them.
They are also married.
So you also can come back and stay
In the association of devotees.
No matter whatever happens,
Don’t ever leave ISKCON.”
You repeated—-
“No matter what happens,
don’t ever leave ISKCON.”
I visualize the material nature
An abysmal ocean,
The bodies swept away
In its dangerous currents.
No one can ever swim those waves,
What to speak of the deadly acquatics
That impatiently wait for their prey.
On that ocean there is a ship
Sailing smoothly with the strong wind
Of Hare Kåñëa mahä-mantra in its sail.
The best captain, Çréla Prabhupäda,
Is steering that ship.
Devotees blissfully chant and dance
On the deck.
A flag on the mast
Proudly bears the insignia “ISKCON”
In the whorl of a golden lotus.
Who will ever want to leave that shelter?
* * *
In the middle of the night
The world is asleep.
Only the sound of the holy name
Glides through the air of Våndävana
From some distant place.
You try to translate
In spite of your weak health.
You did not eat anything for weeks.
Waiting to serve you, I watch.
You can’t even lift the hand-set
Of your Dictaphone.
My heart was heavy.
Not due to my love for you,
But because someone had hurt my pride.
I do not like to fight,
But passionate encounters hurt me.
I brood over some insignificant happenings.
Exhausted, you lay down.
I walked over to your bed
To massage your feet,
Not out of my unalloyed love for you,
But out of some dry sense of duty.
My stonelike heart is still heavy from the wound.
Obsessed with my own feelings,
I do not appreciate your compassion
For all and your suffering
Due to our sins.
Mechanically I massage your feet.
You can understand
What goes on in our hearts.
Breaking the silence, you say softly,
“Just offer this life to Kåñëa.”
The veil of Mäyä is lifted,
And my heart breaks, and
Tears come streaming down my eyes.
“I love you, I love you, Çréla Prabhupäda!” I cry.
“If you love me,”
you replied,
“then cooperate with them
who also love me.”
I resolve in my heart,
“I will, I will, Çréla Prabhupäda.”
Bhakti Cäru Swami





1992

Dear Çréla Prabhupäda,
Please accept my most humble obeisances at your divine lotus feet. All glories to you, savior of the fallen souls and inaugurator of the Kåñëa consciousness movement throughout the world.
On this most auspicious day I want to inform you that your ISKCON is sailing smoothly on the ocean of material nature, rescuing countless spirit souls from the whirlpool of birth, death, old age, and disease.
You so expertly designed this transcendental ship that in spite of innumerable storms in the turbulent ocean, the progress is unaffected. You, the perfect captain, trained your dedicated followers to navigate through all kinds of difficulties. In turn, they are also training their followers to become worthy grandchildren of Your Divine Grace.
As an unworthy servant of your lotus feet and an insignificant member of ISKCON, I am trying to render some service. I wonder whether my efforts are pleasing to you. When your pastimes were manifest, everything was so easy. Whenever we made some mistake and you were displeased, you immediately corrected us through merciful chastisement. Now that you have withdrawn your pastimes from our material vision, we cannot make out whether our efforts are pleasing you. I realize we have to become very vigilant and meditative to find out how you are accepting them.
You instructed me to translate your books into Bengali and personally trained me to do that job. Once when you were in Bombay you even told me, “Just translate my books and go back to Godhead.”
Çréla Prabhupäda, for the last few years I neglected that service. In 1987, soon after translating Caitanya-caritämåta, I was appointed a GBC member. Your ISKCON was facing major crises at that time, and I thought that helping to solve those problems was my main responsibility. I felt ISKCON must be saved first; everything else was secondary. If ISKCON fell apart, what would be the use of anything else?
I never wanted to neglect my translation work, Çréla Prabhupäda, but due to heavy managerial pressure and hectic traveling I could not translate regularly. I felt extremely guilty about that. At the end of almost every day, in spite of a busy schedule, it was as if I had done nothing because I did not translate your books. I was always aware that this is my main service, but I did not know how to disentangle myself from countless managerial responsibilities around the world.
When I was praying for you to reveal whether it was right to consider managerial responsibilities more important, you spoke through your disciples in the form of chastisement. You made it clear that translation work is what you want me to do.
I was naturally concerned how to disentangle myself from worldwide responsibilities and become absorbed in serving your personal order. Then you made the necessary arrangements to facilitate my service, exactly as you did when you were present in your vapu form.
Through the GBC’s of Mäyäpur you directed me to manage the Mäyäpur Gurukula. They arranged with the GBC body that I remain in Mäyäpur for eight months a year. The International GBC’s made the proper adjustments, relieving me of many international responsibilities.
I became convinced that you are still with us, Çréla Prabhupäda. This is how you always shower your mercy. First you rectify our mistakes by chastising us, and then you make all arrangements to situate us properly.
I can see you did not leave us. Although we cannot see you physically, you are very much there, guiding us all the time. My only wish is that I can become a puppet in your hands; then I will not have to worry about anything.
I never thought of getting involved in gurukula. But now that you want me to, I am plunging into that service and thoroughly enjoying the responsibility. Whenever I look at those bright, effulgent faces of the students, I realize they are the future leaders of this world. They are your grandchildren and potential pure devotees. I want to take care of them as a servant takes care of his master’s children. As I am your servant, I am their servant also.
You personally gave me the order to translate your books. Now, through your loyal representatives, you ordered me to take care of your Mäyäpur Gurukula. These two duties have become my most important responsibilities now. Please bless me, Çréla Prabhupäda, that I can execute these duties properly and always remain engaged in serving your lotus feet.
Always aspiring to remain at the dust of your lotus feet, I remain
Your humble servant,
Bhakti Charu Swami

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Comment by kartik on September 16, 2011 at 11:46am
The Meaning of Vyäsa Püjä

By Bhakti Caru Swami Maharaj

Püjä means “worship,” and Vyäsa, or Çréla Vyäsadeva, is the compiler and supreme

authority on the Vedic literature. Vyäsa Püjä, literally meaning “the worship of Vyäsa,”

refers to the worship of the genuine spiritual master, who is the ideal representative of

Çréla Vyäsadeva, on the occasion of his appearance day.

The spiritual master is the representative if Çréla Vyäsadeva because he is distributing

the nectar that Çréla Vyäsadeva churned out of the ocean of the Vedas. Veda

means “knowledge,” the knowledge of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In

Bhagavad-gétä, Kåñëa says, vedaiç ca sarvair aham eva vedyah: “By all the Vedas I

am to be known.” The ultimate objective of the Vedas is to reveal the identity of Kåñëa,

the Supreme Personality of Godhead. And that Vedic revelation becomes manifest in

the heart of the conditioned soul by the mercy of the spiritual master because he has

been specially empowered by the Lord to bestow that mercy. That is why the spiritual

master is the most worthy representative of Çréla Vyäsadeva, the original distributor of

the Vedas.

Oà ajïäna-timirändhasya: “We are born in the darkest ignorance. Although we had

eyes, we couldn’t see. Whatever we saw was nothing but a reflection of reality—

eternal, spiritual reality—and we mistook that reflection to be real. We were living

in a world of dim reflections, and all our experiences were nothing but dreams. Our

spiritual master opened our eyes with the torch of knowledge, the knowledge about

the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the cause of all causes and the source of

everything. Tasmai Çré-gurave namah: “We offer our respectful obeisances to the lotus

feet of that spiritual master.” Our self-surrender unto him out of heartfelt gratitude is our

spontaneous worship of his lotus feet.

The spiritual master reveals transcendental knowledge within our hearts. Kåñëa’s

identity is revealed. His transcendental pastimes are revealed, His eternal relationship

with His associates is revealed, and we get a sublime taste of absolute knowledge and

eternal bliss. He guides us to the spiritual sky and satisfies the deepest longings of the

soul. This causes our heart to melt in the fire of gratitude and compels us to surrender

completely unto his lotus feet. This offering of the self in spontaneous dedication is the

true worship of the spiritual master, the Vyäsä Püjä.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kåñëa, is sitting in everyone’s heart as the

Supersoul, waiting for the living entity to turn toward Him and recognize Him as his

dearmost friend.

Kona bhagye kona jévera çraddhä yadi haya: “Out of sheer good fortune, when

someone turns his face toward Kåñëa and develops the faith that He is the Supreme

Personality of Godhead…” Tabe sei jéva sädhusaìga je karaya: “… then Kåñëa

arranges for Him to associate with the sädhus, the devotees.” Sädhu-saìga haite haya

çravaëa kértana: “In the association of devotees, he hears about Kåñëa and gradually

starts to comprehend His glories.” The association with the pure devotee enchants

him, and he feels very much drawn toward the bona fide spiritual master. He feels as

if his guru has stolen his heart away. He can’t help but love him with all his heart and

soul, and in that love he offers himself as the sacrifice at his lotus feet. As the external

manifestation of the Supersoul, the genuine spiritual master appears before us so that

we can see him with our material sense; but his form is not material, his words are not

material, and he has nothing to do with the material nature. He appears here simply out

of Kåñëa’s causeless mercy, the bona fide spiritual master becomes perceivable to our

material senses, simply to spiritualize our hearts to become submerged in the ocean of

transcendental bliss. He tells us, “Do not hesitate to depend on Kåñëa. Just surrender

to Him and He’ll give you everything you need.”

Trusting the spiritual master, we surrender more and more, and as our surrender

increases, we are increasingly drawn toward him. We renounce our material identity,

and in return we achieve the highest benedictions: the rejuvenation of our lost

relationship with the Supreme Self, ÇrÉ Kåñëa.

The external manifestation of the Supersoul, the bona fide spiritual master, takes us

by the hand and teaches us how to walk on the platform. Then, one day, just as he

appeared to us out of Kåñëa’s mercy, he disappears from our limited vision out of that

same causeless mercy. Though no longer physically present, he watches how much we

are surrendering ourselves unto him. Silently, he says, “When I was with you, you used

to say so eloquently how much you love me. Now is the time for you to prove your love

for me. Real love flourishes in the fire of separation. Now, prove that your surrender

to me was not impelled by material motives but inspired by love that fills the heart with

resolute determination to follow my orders. Do not deceive yourself, thinking that I am

gone. I instructed you not to trust your senses. So do not trust your senses, and think

that I am gone. If you love me, then find out where I am; and thus you will attain to the

kingdom of Kåñëa, Goloka Våndävana.

“Do not deviate from following my instructions as they are. Do not try to concoct

some meaning out of them simply to suit your need. Don’t make my instructions a

convenience for your sense gratification. Become free from the bondage of matter.

Otherwise, how can you go back to Godhead? Unless you are totally surrendered,

unconditionally, the gates to the spiritual sky will not be open for you. Kåñëa will

judge you according to your submission to me, because I am His representative. Your

scholarship or your expertise will not be of any use unless they are surrendered to Him,

through me, with unalloyed devotion and intense dedication.

“By Kåñëa’s arrangement, I appeared before you in my physical from and made

your aware that my instructions are nondifferent form me. In my instructions, I am

unchanging and eternal. That is where you will find me. If you love me, then come

associate with my instructions, embrace them with all sincerity, and make them your

very existence. If you want to worship me, then let this be the standard. I do not need

the flowers that are offered without love, nor the food that is prepared without devotion.

I want your very self as an offering. And that is how you worship the representative of

Çréla Vyäsadeva. That is the meaning of Vyäsa Püjä.”

Bhakti Cäru Swami
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Comment by Sibanandasen Das on March 14, 2011 at 4:27pm
I am not able to discuss about Krisna but I can tell something about my spritual Father.My father told me to chant the holy name properly and read Sreela Prabhupad's book and after reading the subject what we understood that we must write in a notebook.I am maintaing the basic rules which my father told me at the time of initiation.But I also obey all the order from all the vaishnavs to develop my spritual matters in the view of Srila Gurudeva .
 

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