Love of God

Love of God

Actually, love for God head Sree Krishna, is inherent in every individual soul.

Due to forgetfulness of our relation with Sree Krishna, we are enveloped by the illusory energy consisting of three primal qualities— Rajah, Sattva and Tamah and pass through cycles of births, deaths and threefold afflictions.

Love of God is not to be borrowed from somebody, only it is to be awakened by the company of pure bona fide devotee.

— Hid Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj.

Love of God
Love of God

There is nothing superior to Me.

Sri Krishna

In India, and outside India, you will find many people who say — We do not believe Sri Krishna is Supreme Lord because He took birth and, therefore, He was a human being. He may have many powers, perhaps even superhuman powers. He may even be a great politician, a great diplomat. But He is still only a human being.

Even those who have gone through the Geeta may also speak like this. It is most astounding. When I ask them — Have you gone through the Geeta? The reply is — Oh, yes.

I ask them — How! If you have gone through the Geeta, then you should accept the teachings of the Geeta.

Supreme Lord Sri Krishna mentions in Sreemad Bhagwad Geeta (7.7) –There is nothing superior to Me.

With emphasis, Sri Krishna says that He is the Supreme Lord. We read the Geeta, but we do not believe the teachings of Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. Why is this? He also says in the Geeta (9.24) — I am the only Master and the only Enjoyer of all yajnas (sacrifices).

There are many verse in Sreemad Bhagwad Geeta substantiating Sri Krishna as Supreme Lord.

In the Geeta (10.8), He says — I am the cause of all creation, the origin of all the things.

In verse (14.27), He says — I am the cause of the impersonal formless God (Brahm). That impersonal, formless God is the halo of own light of Sri Krishna, emanating from Sri Krishna Himself. And so on.

Sri Krishna is the Supreme Lord. How can we know the Supreme Lord? Without His grace, no one can know Him.

The only way to get Him is to take absolute shelter at His Lotus Feet and to act according to His will. There is no other way to get Him except by means of exclusive, pure devotion.

Therefore, only those who have surrendered to Sri Krishna, who have access to the heart of Sri Krishna, can understand the implication and significance of His teachings and Sree Geeta.

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj ji.

Sri Krishna
Sri Krishna

Do not blame others for your afflictions

Srila Narad Gosvami gave Sri Dhruva some advice, and the mother of Sri Dhruva, Srimati Suniti, also advised him thus:

Srila Narad Gosvami gave Sri Dhruva some advice, and the mother of Sri Dhruva, Srimati Suniti, also advised him thus: “If you have any kind of hostile mentality against your stepmother, then you will not succeed in your worship of the Lord. You will not receive His grace. Your stepmother is not the cause of your miseries. You are the cause. You have brought this upon yourself through some behavior in a previous birth. You are now reaping the fruits of that behavior:

mamangalam tata paresu mamstha
bhunkte jano yat para-duhkhadas tat
(Srimad Bhagavatam, 4.8.17)

“Do not blame others for your afflictions. You do not realize that you are receiving the same afflictions that you once inflicted upon others. God is omniscient. There cannot be any mistake in His judgement. You should tolerate this.”

Sadhus think like this. A sadhu does not retaliate against the oppression of others. Goodness always emanates from the sadhu. He cannot give any injury to any living being of this world. The tendency towards harm is completely absent from his character, so how can he do harm? He always does good towards others.

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj.

Many people feel that we are ‘Brahm’ and due to some reason we are suffering from the clutches of ‘Maya’, thus we are known as soul. This is totally incorrect.

The soul remains a soul

This soul always remain as soul, it can never become super-soul.

Many people feel that we are ‘Brahm’ and due to some reason we are suffering from the clutches of ‘Maya’, thus we are known as soul. This is totally incorrect.

Reason being that ‘Brahm’ is title for Omnipotent or Omnipresent. One who is omnipotent or omnipresent can never suffer at the hands of Maya or material energy. Neither this material energy nor Maya is so potent that it is able to engulf the Omnipotent. And how is it possible that One who is omnipotent suffers at the hand of His own potency. If He suffers then He cannot be termed as Omnipotent. Under such circumstances the meaning of the word omnipotent will be null. Then how could we be able to address such entity as ‘Brahm’.

Let us assume that upon meditating this soul will become omnipotent or Brahm. Still it seems unlikely that this is possible. If the soul was Brahm initially and later on his potency took over him then all sorts of meditation to become ‘Brahm’ would be useless. We meditate to get rid of threefold miseries of this world and since ‘Maya’ can take over us even when we become ‘Brahm’ and turn us to become a soul then all sort of meditation processes are useless.

Some people claim that when soul unifies with the super-soul, soul becomes super-soul. This is also incorrect. As soul is immortal and so is super-soul. If soul looses its own identity by entering in super-soul then the scriptures would be rendered incorrect which claims that soul is immortal or soul never dies. For e.g. in chemistry water constitutes of H2O. Even when water enters ocean, its formula remains intact. It does not break. Even if we try to break water, and make it into two, water will not remain as water, it will break into oxygen and hydrogen.

If the soul was to become God eventually then the devotees like Sree Hanuman, Sree Brahma, Sree Uddhava, Sree Shabri, Sree Ras khan, Sree Bhakti Vinode Thakura, Sree Narottam Dasa won’t be praying to Lord in order to get a chance to serve Him.

They pray,’O Lord, please have mercy upon us. Kindly grant us a boon that we shall never forget You and we shall never be devoid of Your Love’. Had the soul not having their separate identity then all the prayers by such pure devotees of Lord won’t carry any meaning.

—- His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj ji.

The soul remains a soul
The soul remains a soul

Entry to Spiritual Realm

Entry to Spiritual Realm

In temples we find that the devotees repeat the same thing every day. Every morning and every evening is aratika and kirtana. Is there anything new? There is aratika in the morning, midday and the evening – the same program everyday.

Sri Narada Goswami has been uttering Sri Krishna – Nam from time immemorial. But still he cannot completely taste Sri Krishna-Nam.

When speaking of the glories of the utterance of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said “prati-padam purnamrtasvadanam.” At every step, you experience the taste of full, complete, transcendental ambrosia. It will never become stale. If we say, “I have finished it. It has become stale! Find something new for me,” then we have not understood anything.

Supreme Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu did not hear about the lives of Sri Dhruva and Sri Prahlada once only. “We have not yet heard the full story,” He would say. We might say that we have heard the biographies of Sri Dhruva and Sri Prahlada, but Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu wished to hear the full biographies not one time, but one hundred times. “Again!” He would say, “Please tell Me again.” If, after hearing, you have the desire to hear again, then you have entered into the spiritual, devotional realm. Otherwise, you are outside and have learned nothing about spiritual life – nothing.

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

Entry to Spiritual Realm
Entry to Spiritual Realm

When character is lost, everything is lost

Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

The present-day world appears to be running fast towards destruction.
As per Indian scriptural evidence, the conditioned souls are enveloped by Lord’s illusory energy consisting of three primal qualities— Sattva, Rajah, and Tamah. ‘Tamah’ indicates tendency to commit vice or to inflict injury. In fact, tamah tendency has now engulfed the whole world and is spreading over like fire and showing its most monstrous destructive ugly appearance.

By Rajah-guna living beings are created, by Sattva-guna they are maintained and by Tama-guna they are destroyed. Living beings are non-eternal. Human beings are the best amongst all kinds of created species, because they have got the discriminating power between good and bad, eternal and non-eternal, vice and virtue. Eating, sleeping, defending and mating are equal in beasts and human beings but human beings are superior because of their discriminating power. Practically it is demonstrated now that the human beings have become the greatest enemy of their own species. They are causing unnatural deaths without considering the innocence of the killed— whether they are children or women, whom the killers have never seen and who have never done any harm to the killers. It is the greatest shame of such human beings to claim the false vanity of being the best amongst created beings.

The Supreme Lord does not think much about sins of other living beings who have got no such discriminating power. They do actions out of instinct. But God has bestowed discriminating power to human beings. In spite of that if they commit heinous crimes, surely they will be punished. They will never be spared. They are lowering the status of humanity. We may commit heinous crimes by deceiving ignorant human beings, beasts and birds, but we cannot deceive Supreme Lord Who is Omniscient. Lord is residing in the heart of every individual soul.

‘Karmanye va dhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana’ —Bhagvad Gita

As human being has got relative independence, he can do good and bad deeds by good or bad use of his relative independence. But the fruits of those deeds are controlled by Supreme Lord and not by conditioned souls of the world. Out of ignorance, conditioned souls always have the aptitude to blame others for their sufferings.

When human beings have lost the capacity to understand difference between civilization and non-civilization, good and bad, they have lost everything. There is one pithy saying to know the criterion to understand which is good and bad, beneficial and non-beneficial— ‘When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; and when character is lost, everything is lost.’

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

Do not blame others

Do not blame others

Do not blame others for your afflictions. You do not realise that you are receiving the same afflictions that you once inflicted upon others. God is omniscient. There cannot be any mistake in His judgement.

– His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj.

Do not blame others
Do not blame others

Instant liberation from the cycle of birth and death

Instant liberation from the cycle of birth and death

We, the souls are the servants of Supreme Lord Lord Krishna eternally.

In the seventh chapter of Sree Bhagavad Geeta Lord Krishna explains that soul is part of My potency.

Instant liberation from the cycle of birth and death

This means soul is servitor of Super-soul. Soul was servitor of Lord, soul is servitor of Lord and soul will remain servitor of Lord. All scriptures and pure devotees of Lord certify and declare openly this truth.

One must understand that by staying in this material world and forgetting the super-soul, this servitor of Lord suffers from threefold misery. When this soul (servitor of Lord) serves the Lord, or practice devotional process for Lord, he remains in transcendental ecstasy and he is not bothered by any threefold miseries.

One who attains this exalted state of devotion is instantly liberated from the cycle of birth and death.

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

Instant liberation from the cycle of birth and death

FESTIVAL AT GOALPARA, ASSAM

FESTIVAL AT GOALPARA, ASSAM

After the disappearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj, we are celebrating His appearance day on 24, 25 and 26 March at His appearance place, Gwalpara, Assam.

ALL ARE INVITED.

FESTIVAL AT GOALPARA, ASSAM
FESTIVAL AT GOALPARA, ASSAM

Understanding Sreemad Bhagavad Geeta

Understanding Sreemad Bhagavad Geeta

Sreemad Bhagwad Geeta is universally adored name and scripture and is commonly known to everyone across the globe. But the difficulty is this: there are thousands of commentaries on the Geeta, and in these commentaries the commentators have expressed their own views. They all have different views and ordinary people are confused about the actual message of Sreemad Bhagwad Geeta.

The speaker of the Geeta is the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna. Only those who have entered into the heart of Sri Krishna can understand the real implication and significance of His sayings and the purpose of His speech and advice. Outside people cannot understand.

In India, and outside India, you will find many people who say, ‘We do not believe Krishna is Supreme Lord because He took birth and, therefore, He was a human being. He may have many powers, perhaps even superhuman powers. He may even be a great politician, a great diplomat. But He is still only a human being.’

Even those who have gone through the Geeta may also speak like this. It is most astounding. When I ask them, ‘Have you gone through the Geeta?’ The reply is, ‘Oh, yes.’ I ask them, ‘How! If you have gone through the Geeta, then you should accept the teachings of the Geeta.’

Supreme Lord Sri Krishna mentions in Sreemad Bhagwad Geeta (7.7), ‘There is nothing superior to Me.’

With emphasis, Sri Krishna says that He is the Supreme Lord. We read the Geeta, but we do not believe the teachings of Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. Why is this? He also says in the Geeta (9.24), ‘I am the only Master and the only Enjoyer of all yajnas (sacrifices). There are many verse in Sreemad Bhagwad Geeta substantiating Sri Krishna as Supreme Lord. In the Geeta (10.8), He says, ‘I am the cause of all creation, the origin of all the things.’ In verse (14.27), He says, ‘I am the cause of the impersonal formless God (Brahm).’ That impersonal, formless God is the halo of Sri Krishna’s own light, emanating from Sri Krishna Himself. And so on.

Sri Krishna is the Supreme Lord. How can we know the Supreme Lord? Without His grace, no one can know Him. If anybody says, ‘Yes. I can know Him.’ then he will be equal to or greater than the Supreme Lord. But the Supreme Lord, Infinite and Absolute, is One. Nothing can be outside the Infinite. If you say, ‘This flower is outside the Infinite,’ then the Infinite becomes finite. Even particle of dust cannot be outside the Infinite, or the Absolute will lose His position. The Absolute is One. The only way to get Him is to take absolute shelter at His Lotus Feet and to act according to His will. There is no other way to get Him except by means of exclusive, pure devotion.

Therefore, only those who have surrendered to Sri Krishna, who have access to the heart of Sri Krishna, can understand the implication and significance of His teachings. Those without knowledge of Sri Krishna, who have not submitted to Sri Krishna, how can they know. They may write many commentaries, but they cannot comprehend the actual significance of the teachings of Sri Krishna.

Even Sri Arjuna took the shelter unto Sri Krishna, means he also surrendered unto Sri Krishna, before he was imparted with this divine knowledge. He says in the Geeta (2.7), ‘I have lost my natural valor. I am bewildered and cannot ascertain what is right and what is wrong. I submit to you. I am your disciple. Please advise me ragarding my eternal welfare.’

Supreme Lord’s transcendental glories are revealed to the heart of the bonafide votaries according to the degree of submission. Degrees of submission to God are ad-infinitum, so revelations of the glories of Divinity will also be ad-infinitum.

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

When does partial annihilation takes place?

Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

One day of Sri Brahmaa is called a kalp.

The duration of the four ages or yugas have been described as follows:

the duration of Kaliyuga is 432000 solar years, double is the duration of Dvapar yuga, triple is the duration of Treta yuga and quadruple is the duration of Stya-yuga. The four-yugas combied are called one divya-yuga or catur-yuga. The reign of one Manu is comprised of 71 such divya or catur-yugas. The span of life of fourteen Manus is the duration of one day of the life of Sri Brahma.

Similar also is the duration of one night of Sri Brahma.

At the end of one day of Sri Brahma or at the end of a kalp, partial annihilation takes place.

Source: Dasavatar, by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

 

Which karma are to be performed and which are to be avoided?

Which karma are to be performed and which are to be avoided?
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

Which karma are to be performed and which are to be avoided?

The devotional scriptural prescript is always to remember Sri Vishnu and never to forget Him. There may be hundreds of devotional forms.

The purpose of the list of devotional forms, or positive assertions, is to remember Sri Krishna and the purpose of the list of prohibitions, or negative assertions, is never to forget Sri Krishna.

Any action which may no be in the list of prescribed devotional forms but makes us remember Sri Krishna is allowed, and any action which may not be in the list of prohibitions but makes us forget Sri Krishna is prohibited.

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj entered eternal pastimes of Supreme Lord Sree Radha-Krishna on 20 April 2017.

He was President Acharya of All India Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, as well as World Vaishnav Association. He is Founder Achrya of GOKUL (Global Organization of KrishnaChaitanya’s Universal Love).

He is dear disciple of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj ‘Vishnupad’, Who is dear disciple of Jagadguru His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhant Saraswati Goswami Thakur ‘Prabhupad’, Founder of All Gaudiya Maths, Gaudiya Missions and Chaitanya Math.

Maharaj ji is such a personality, He preached the teachings of Supreme Lord Sree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sree Harinam Sankirtan not only in India but across 32 countries of the world.

President Acharya of Gopinath Gaudiya Math – Pujyapad Bodhayan Maharaj,
President Acharya of Gaudiya Vedant Smiti – Pujyapad Paryatak Maharaj,
President Acharya of Saraswat Gaudiya Math – Pujyapad Govind Maharaj,
Founder Acharya of Vrinda Mission – Pujyapad Paramadvaiti Maharaj,
Founder Acharya of Srila Sant Goswami Gaudiya Math – Pujyapad Bharati Maharaj,
General Secretary of Gaudiya Mission – Pujyapad Sannyasi Maharaj,
President Acharya of Gaudiya Sangha – Pujyapad Sadhu Maharaj
Founder Acharya of Sree Madhav Goswami Gaudiya Math – Pujyapad Mahavir Maharaj
and
Pujyapad Jayapataka Maharaj, Pujyapad Radhanath Maharaj, Pujyapad Gopalkrishna Maharaj from ISKCON

consider His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj as Their Shiksha Guru and have great respects for Him.

Srila Tirtha Maharaj is a perfect example of Guru-nishtha, Guru mein samarpan, Guruji ki agya palan. He is perfect example for all Gaudiya Vaishnavas.

His Gurudeva said about Him that I have many disciples, but only one disciple is as per my desire/mind and that is Srila Tirtha Maharaj.

— B.V. Vishnu

Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj
Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

Sri Shukrachrya glories Supreme Lord

Dasavatar by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

Lord Vamandeva, the protector of brahman-dharm, once said to Sri Sukrachtya, the foremost of the Bhrigu dunasty brahmans and the guru of the demons – Your disciple Bali Maharaj has undergone many difficulties. Please perform the yajna for his welfare.

 

Sri Shukrachrya replied – My disciple has seen You, he has chanted Your Name and glories. Your rare lotus feet have been placed upon his head. Is my disciple still so impure that I have to perform a yajna to bless him?

Sreemad Bhagavatam (8.23.16) says — There may be many discrepancies in pronouncing mantras, observing the regulative principles in serial order and moreover, there may be discrepancies in regard to time, place, person, articles and paraphernalia. But when Your Lordship’s holy Name is chanted, everything becomes faultless.

Source: Dasavatar by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

Quotes on Navadwip Dham Parikrama by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj.

Sri Navadvipa Dhama

By performing parikrama of dham, our love and attachment to the Supreme Lord increases and we lose interest in any matter not related to the Supreme Lord.

Sri Mayapura and Sri Navadvip dham are not parts of West Bengal or India or a land of matter. Sri Navadvip dham or Sri Mayapura dham has descended. As Sri Gaurhari is beyond our comprehension, His dham is also beyond our comprehension.

 

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj says…

Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

In the pastimes of Supreme Lord Sri Ramchandra all the rasas (mellow) up to vatsalya ras (parental affection) is exhibited. However, due to moral codes having the highest priority in these pastimes, the mood of parental affection has a restricted nature. Maharaj Dasrath established these codes, so he was unable to prevent Sri Ramchandra from going to the forest. To exemplify these codes, Sri Ramchandra accepted exile in the forest to uphold a promise that his father had made.

Sri Ramchandra vowed to accept only one wife –‘Eka patni vrat dhar.’ Therefore, no one else can worship Him as a husband. Kant-ras (conjugal mood) is not exhibited in these pastimes. When the sages of Dandkaranya desired to have Sri Ramchandra as their husband, He told them to achieve conjugal bliss by paying allegiance to the gopis in His pastimes as Krishna.

Sri Krishna is Svayam Bhagavan, the Prime Supreme Personality of Godhead, whereas Sri Ram, Sri Narsimha and others are His partial manifestations (amsha) or the parts of the partial manifestations (kala).

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj says…

Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

My most Revered Gurudev, used to give me the advice not to take any decision by own initiative as the mind and intellect of a finite being (conditioned soul) is also finite and prone to commit mistakes. Any decision taken by the finite mind and finite intellect can increase problems. The correct way is to take absolute shelter of the Lotus Feet of the Supreme Lord and His Absolute Counterpart Gurudev or suddha bhakta, who are omniscient and All-Merciful.

A light of Transcendental Divine Knowledge will then enter into the heart of such a surrendered soul and remove all their doubts. All problems will be solved immediately and effectively.

‘To those who always worship Sri Krishna with sincerity of heart, the Supreme Lord bestows wisdom to understand the way to attain Him.’ (Sri Bhagavad Gita10.10)

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

 

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj says……

Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

According to Supreme Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Transcendental Divine Love is the strongest spiritual force on earth which can establish close relation of love and unity of hearts amongst all human beings and thereby establish real peace in the world.

All animated beings are inter-connected and are the parts of the potency of One Organic System — The All Pervading Soul. The knowledge of our common relation to that Absolute Soul will foster in us love and affinity for each other.

— His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj.