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terça-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2015

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sábado, 5 de dezembro de 2015

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja



His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja is the present President / Acharya of the Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math,and Founder/ Acharya of GOKUL. is the 11th Acharya in the preceptorial channel (Guru-Parampara) of Lord Sri Krishnachaitanya Mahaprabhu. Born on April 24,1924 at Amlapatti-Gwalpara, Assam, India, Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja joined the institution in 1947 after completing His Masters Degree in Philosophy at Calcutta University (India). He served the Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math as its Secretary and took Sannyas in 1961.


After the disappearance of His beloved Gurudeva, Founder / President / Acharya, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhava Goswami Maharaja, as per His nomination and direction, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Maharaja became the President \ Acharya of the Math in 1979. Working eighteen hours a day, He is incessantly engaged in the propagation of the Divine Message of Sri Krishnachaitanya Mahaprabhu.



Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja is acknowledged by Vaishnavas around the world as one of the most exalted spiritual personalities of the second generation (Prashishya-Varga) of preceptors decending from His Divine Grace Nityalila Pravishta Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur. His Divine Grace is an authority on Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy. He never deviates even one centimeter outside the four corners of the prescription of the shastras (holy scriptures). "Example is better than precept" is His way of preaching.
For the last five decades, Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja has been engaged in the propagation of the all-embracing doctrine of transcendental divine love of Lord Sri Krishnachaitanya Mahaprabhu, to counter the present trend of violence and cruelty, and to bring about unity of hearts among all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
SBBTM_pda-bb.jpg - 18374 BytesAt the behest of His Beloved siksa-guru, His Divine Grace Nityalila Pravishta Om Visnupada Paramahamsa 108 Sri Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Gosvami Maharaja, He has now embarked upon preaching the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu throughout the entire world, beginning with an American tour in 1997. Since that time, He has continued to bring the yuga-dharma of the Divine Name throughout the world. To date, His preaching engagements have taken Him to England, Holland, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Austalia, Singapore, Bali, the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the length and breadth of the continental US. During this time, He also maintains an extremely heavy preaching schedule, of three to four programs a day, as He continuously travels to the devotees throughout the Indian subcontinent. His Divine Grace is also presently engaged in writing articles and books of a profoundly spiritual nature in His native languages as well as in English, for the eternal benefit of the conditioned souls of the world.
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja is beloved by thousands of devotees throughout the world as the very embodiment of humility and spiritual affection.

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My Memoirs -- Srila Gurudeva

My Memoirs -- Srila Gurudeva


Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,
Dandavat Pranam.
In recent conversations, Srila Gurudev recollected His olden days and shared His childhood pastimes with devotees inside His room. It all started when I was seeking answers to the questions devotees sent us through mail over the last few days. While answering He shared these pastimes.
Relish the nectar, devotees.
Sri Guru Kripa Prarthi,
Prahlad Das (Prasad)


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After I got my M. A. degree�

All people, whether Hindus or Muslims, knew me very well in my village. When I went there after finishing my M. A. degree, people were after me. Everyone would ask me to teach their children. I taught one child for 2 days but I did not like. After that I did not go. When I met on the way, his father asked, "What happened? Why have you not come?" I did not say that I am going (to join Math). He said, "You have to teach at least for a month." But I denied. I said, "Can you pay me for two days?" Later he paid me for entire month. The village people used to trouble me so much saying "Teach my child, teach my child." Somehow I escaped from there. It is very difficult if you are the only educated person in a village (laughs).



Childhood plays

Our grandfather was our enemy (laughing). Whenever we used to play he used to come with a cane in his hand to beat us. One day all of my friends ran away but I could not run. He has caught me and taken me. Out of fear I went to my mother and sat in her lap. My fear was gone. My grandfather would come and say, "You!" and would show me the stick. I did not fear as I was in my mother's lap. Even now I remember. If you are in your mother's lap you are fearless, is it not? I have observed it many times.



My mother's affection�

I used to play daily in the veranda. One day I hit a stone and fell down. I could not breathe properly. There were many old women and grandmothers sitting little far. I was signaling them but nobody came. All of a sudden my mother came there, somehow. She came towards me but suddenly took a turn in another direction because she did not see me. Later she saw me and came to me running. Then she rubbed me and I could breathe properly after that. Then I understood that even if mother is far from the child she knows about him. Those who were close by did not come to me. I have seen this practically. That relation (mother-child) is very different. She was some where; somehow she knew that her child is in trouble. She came running and none of those who were sitting there came. There is a gulf of difference.



My first meeting with Gurudev..

Our Radha Mohan Prabhu was clerk to my uncle, who was an advocate. When Guruji stayed at his (Radha Mohan Prabhu's) house, I wanted to see him. Sri Radha Mohan Prabhu said, "Guruji is a great saint. Because we worship Radha Krishna, Mahaprabhu at house, all devotees like us. So he is in our house. We also do not eat items that are not offered." So I went there to see Gurudeva. Along with me was my college friend. Guruji was speaking there at that time and I heard him. But I did not understand anything that Gurudev spoke. The language (philosophy) was totally new to me. Now I use those words but that time I did not know that terminology. I used to wear shoes and have hair on my head that time as I was a student then. Listening to Gurudeva, I only understood that he is a Krishna Bhakta. I thought, "I want Krishna Bhakti, I'll go." I did not understand anything more than that.
Wherever Gurudev went I followed him. After few days Gurudev was supposed to go to another village and a river was needed to be crossed. Now-a-days there is steamer but that time there was only boat. Many people from my village went there to take darsan of Gurudev. They said to me, "You have inclination to hear Harikatha. Come there. We are going, you also come there." My father was next to me that time. I was afraid. So I did not say anything; I was silent. Neither could I go nor could I ask my father. I did not have enough courage to speak to my father. So many people went there but I did not go. Later I had written a letter and sent it through Radha Mohan Prabhu. Guruji also replied to his address. I used to go to his place and listen Hari katha from him. Sometimes after I returned home from Radha Mohan Prabhu's house, my grandmother used to serve food and I used to say, "I ate there because here the food is not offered." She used to scold me, "You have gone mad."



After I joined Math...



After I joined math, I got a letter from my father. I asked Guru Maharaj if I can reply. He said, "No. If you reply, you will go home. You will not be able to stay in Math." My heart was floundering. After few days I got another letter. My mind got disturbed. I went to Guru Maharaj. He said, "I told you already. If you reply, you will not be able to stay here." Some days later, about 32 - 34 persons from my village came there to Hazra Road (Kolkata) in search for me. I was sent by Guru Maharaj to another place. I did not understand the reason. They searched for me there but did not find me. They made all arrangements for my marriage. They wanted to take me and get married. Guruji asked one devotee to take me to station. I was surprised why Guruji wanted me to go all of a sudden. If those persons had seen me, it would have been difficult for me.

domingo, 29 de novembro de 2015

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