Monday Feburary 24, 2020
Srila Gaura Kisora Disappearance
amo gaura-kisoraya sakshad-vairagya-murtaye
vipralambha-rasambhode padambujaya te namah
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Gaurakisora dasa Babaji Maharaja (the spiritual master of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati), who is renunciation personified. He is always merged in a feeling of separation and intense love of Krishna."
(Srila Gaurakisora Pranati)
"Vedic literature, the meaning becomes revealed to a person who has got unflinching faith in God and the spiritual master. Just like Gaura Kisora dasa Babaji Maharaja, he was illiterate, but he became the spiritual master of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami. So the purport of the Vedic literature becomes revealed to a person who has got unflinching faith in God and spiritual master."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Los Angeles, August 21, 1972)
Lecture by Srila Prabhupada, New York City,
April 10–14, 1967.
......."Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu should therefore not be considered one of us. He is Krsna Himself, the supreme living entity, and as such He never comes under the cloud of maya. Krsna, His expansions and even His higher devotees never fall into the clutches of illusion. Lord Caitanya came to earth simply to preach krsna-bhakti, love of Krsna. In other words, He is Lord Krsna Himself teaching the living entities the proper way to approach Krsna. He is like a teacher who, seeing a student doing poorly, takes up a pencil and writes, saying, “Do it like this: A, B, C.” From this one should not foolishly think that the teacher is learning his ABC’s. Similarly, although Lord Caitanya appears in the guise of a devotee, we should not foolishly think He is an ordinary human being; we should always remember that Lord Caitanya is Krsna (God) Himself teaching us how to become Krsna conscious, and we must study Him in that light."
Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Gaura Purnima Monday March 9, 2020
The Appearance of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Fasting till noon
4:30 a.m. Mangal arati
8:00 a.m. Greeting Deities
6:00 p.m. Abhishek
7:00 p.m. Class on Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu
7:45 p.m. Childrens Program
8:00 p.m. Gaura arati
8:30 p.m. Maha prasadam feast