Author Archives: Dinabandhu Das

Guru must be of Vaikuntha Quality

This evening in one House Preaching Program Shanta Maharaj spoke about the bona fide Guru. Maharaj went into the depths of the qualifications a guru must possess, and how we can properly observe and then approach the spiritual master. It is not that we are looking for faults within the guru we can see, from […]

What mood should a devotee carry while collecting for Gurudev?

This evening we had a House Preaching Program, where Shanta Maharaj spoke about the mood a devotee should carry while collecting for Gurudev and for Lord. Maharaj explained that Srila Sridhar Maharaj gave three rules for collection; first, the devotees should not create a bad name for the mission or Gurudev by their methods of […]

House Preaching Program – Saman Nagar, Siliguri (9th June, 2011)

Sripad Dinabandhu Prabhu from Bangladesh (a senior disciple of Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj) organized a preaching program for us at his home in Saman Nagar, here in Siliguri. The evening began with some Nagar Sankirtan, led by Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj. Sripad Tyagi Maharaj and Sripad Shanta Maharaj then spent the remainder of our […]

University Preaching Program: Tribhuvan University (Post graduate campus), Biratnagar, Nepal

June 08, 2011: Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Niskama Shanta Maharaj, Ph.D., visited Tribhuvan University (Post graduate campus) in Biratnagar, Nepal, to give a lecture on the “Science of the Soul”. Both students and professors of the University showed much interest in the talks and had many, many questions.

Nepal – Village Preaching Program (7th and 8th June, 2011)

Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Niskama Shanta Maharaj, while traveling through Nepal, preached to many young souls and locals in the village of Laxmi Marga, inspiring them to take up the teachings of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu seriously in their lives. They also visited the Laxmi Narayan temple in Birat Nagar, and spent […]

Deity Installation Anniversary Festival, 6th June, 2011

By the divine grace and mercy of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, we had a very wonderful celebration of the anniversary installation of our deities here in Siliguri. Many devotees and local community members arrived throughout the day to join us in the celebration of this greatly auspicious event. The flowers sent by Jagamohini Didi […]

What is the Vaisnava View of Demigod Worship?

Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj arrived today from Sri Navadwip Dham, to bless us with his holy association and to encourage us in our preaching efforts. Tonight he gave a talk, in Bengali, in response to the question “What is the Vaisnava View of Demigod Worship?” An article recently compiled by Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi […]

The Glories of Vraja Bhakti (House Program – 23.05.2011)

This evening we had a House Program (23.05.2011). Shanta Maharaj discussed some Krsna lila in Vrndavan, specifically the nature of the residents of Vrndavan to not accept Krsna as the supreme personality of Godhead. It seems no matter how hard Krsna tries, to show them his transcendental, universal, or supreme nature, they remain unwilling to […]

Scientific Presentation – R.K. Hostel, North Bengal University (22.05.2011)

Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaj, Ph.D. has received training on scientific presentation of teachings of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, from his humble association with Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja and Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja. By the blessings of Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja (Dr. T.D. Singh), Sripad Puri Maharaja […]

House Program – 20.05.2011

Today Shanta Maharaj spoke about a few pastimes of Srila Sridhar Maharaj with Srila Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada. When Srila Sridhar Maharaj for the first time interacted with Srila Saraswati Thakur, Srila Saraswati Thakur asked Srila Sridhar Maharaj about his purpose of visiting to the Math. Srila Sridhar Maharaj replied that his purpose of visiting the Math and […]

House Program – 18.05.2011

We spent the evening at a local Didi’s house. Didi and her husband (Gopal Dada) are regular visitors to our Math. They invited us to their house for Kirtna and Harikatha. In this house program Shanta Maharaj gave a talk about the warnings given in the scriptures about Vaisnava aparadha. Vaisnava aparadha is very dangerous […]

North Bengal University Preaching Program – 16.05.2011

Today we travelled to North Bengal University to meet with students and professors of various departments. We talked with them about how modern science misunderstands life following the Darwinian theory of evolution. Shanta Maharaj briefly introduced the theme, ‘Life Comes from Life,” and, “Matter Comes from Life” – two famous mantras given by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta […]

House Program – Ekadasi – 14.05.2011

This evening we had a very wonderful program at one of our local devotee Anjali Didi’s home, where Shanta Maharaj gave a talk on the mood and purpose of observing Ekadasi for a Vaisnava. Maharaj told that, a devotee or Vaisnava does everything for the satisfaction of the order of Gurudev. His all activities are […]

House Program – 13.05.2011

This evening Shanta Maharaj gave a talk on the attitude and mood of a soul who is genuinely interested to advance in spiritual life. In general many souls are coming to the path of devotion to become happy, to become peaceful or for many similar reasons. If they do not find that then they get […]