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Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

   Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, the guru of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, appeared in Sri Ksetra Dhama.(Jagannatha Puri) on 6 February 1874 as the son of Srila Sacidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura. In his childhood he quickly mastered the Vedas, memorized the Bhdgavad-gita, and relished his father's philosophical works. He became known as "The Living Encyclopedia" for his vast knowledge.
 
   He preached convincingly against casteism and philosophical deviations from Gaudiya Vaisnavism. He tried to unite the four Vaisnava sampradayas by publishing their teachings. Srila Sarasvati Thakura earned the title Nrisimha Guru for his fearless and powerful delivery of the Vaisnava siddhanta. Mayavadis would cross the street to avoid confronting the "lion guru." Besides being a courageous preacher, he was ornamented with all divine qualities and full of ecstatic love of God. He established 64 Gaudiya Math temples in India and centers in Burma, England, Germany.

    Srila Sarasvati Thakura excavated Lord Caitanya's appearance place at the Yogapitha in Sridhama Mayapur, despite heavy opposition from the money-hungry caste Goswamis of Navadvipa. He built a beautiful Gaudiya Math temple there.

Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

Yoga Pitha - Appearance Place of Lord Chaitania, Mayapur.

 
    His three "Brhat-mrdangas" (printing presses) in Madras, Calcutta, Krishna-nagara used to pump out books, magazines, and newspapers to spread the message of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu.
 
   When asked why he printed a daily spiritual newspaper entitled Nadia Prakash, Srila Sarasvati Thakura replied, "If an insignificant city can produce five daily newspapers, then why can't we publish a newspaper every 'Second about the eternal, ever-fresh transcendental activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His unlimited spiritual planet, Goloka Vrindavana?" 
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

Sri Chaitania Gaudiya Math, Mayapur.

   Apart from his father's writings, he published many authorized sastras: Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Caitanya Bhagavata, Caitanya Mangala, Prema-bhakti-candrika, and his favorite book Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. He predicted that foreigners would learn Bengali to relish the nectar left by Srila Krishna Dasa Kaviraja in the Caitanya-caritamrta.
 
   He introduced many innovations to expand preaching. All over India he staged free theistic exhibits and dioramas depicting the pastimes of, Sri Krishna and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Employing the latest technology, he even had animated dolls. To commemorate the many holy places visited by Lord Caitanya he installed marble impressions of the Lord's lotus feet. Breaking tradition, he let his sannyasis wear tailored kurtas and overcoats, ride in cars and motor-boats, and carry Mahaprabhu's message across the sea to Europe.
 
   Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saravati's revolutionary preaching ideas sprang from the sastrie principle of yukta-vairagya set forth by the rasa acarya, Srila Rupa Gosvami. Being an eternally liberated soul, Srila Sarasvati Thakura knew how to perfectly engage Maya (the illusory energy) in the service of Lord Krishna.

   Following Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda's footsteps, he preached daivi varnashrama to harmonize society and provide spiritual fulfillment for all. Advocating the teachings of Sri Rupa and Sri Raghunatha Dasa Goswamis, he taught the science of devotional service, and showed thousands how to attain pure love for Sri-Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari (Radha-Krishna). 

Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

Srila Prabhupada was ordered by his Guru to preach Krishna Consciousness in English. And he fulfilled that desire.

 
   Aside from his phenomenal preaching success in India, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura's greatest. contribution was Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, whom he initiated and inspired to distribute Krishna consciousness all over the world. When Srila Prabhupada was asked to describe his spiritual master Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, he said, "What can I say? He was a Vaikuntha man."

   In Radha-Govinda's eternal pastimes in Goloka Vrndavana, Srila Sarasvati Thakura serves as Nayana-mani manjari. His pushpa samadhis are at Radha-kunda and Radha Damodara.

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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on December 28, 2015 at 19:14

Thanks for posting these lovely histories and pastimes!

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on December 28, 2015 at 22:45

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada Divine Tirobhava Mahotsava 2015 December 29

There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life. Circumstances create turmoil and annoyance.

1. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed.
2. Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place of pilgrimage.
3. Possession of objects not related to Krsna is our main malady.
4. Let me not desire anything but the highest good for my worst enemies.
5. As dalliance with the body in luxury increases, so wanes the spirit of service of the Lord.
6. Those favored by God find their paths set by thorns.
7. There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life. Circumstances create turmoil and annoyance.
8. Chant the mahamantra loudly and with attachment. This will drive away inertia, worldly evils and pests.
9. Be indifferent to bazaar gossip, stick firmly to your cherished goals, no lack or impediments of the world will ever stand in your way.
10. Pay due respects to the extroverts of the world, but do not be appreciative of their manners and conduct. They are to be shaken off from your mind.
11. A devotee feels the presence of God everywhere, but one averse to the Lord denies His existence anywhere.
12. You cannot appreciate transcendental matters with the reasoning of the world. It is sheer nonsense to decry them with the measuring stick of your intellect.
13. To recite the name of Sri Krsna is bhakti.
14. Life is for the glorification of topics on Hari. If that is stopped, then what need is there to carry on life.
15. Physical illness with Hari-bhajana is preferred to physical fitness without Hari-bhajana.
16. Our span of life on earth is short. Our life will be crowned with success if the body wears out with constant discourses on Hari.
17. We are here on earth not to work as artisans for making big buildings with wood and stone but to work only as messengers for the teachings of Sri Caitanya Deva.
18. A sycophant is neither a guru or a preacher.
19. To transform the adverse desires of the jivas is the supreme duty of the most merciful. To rescue one person from the stronghold of Mahamaya is an act of superb benevolence, far superior to opening innumerable hospitals.
20. Unless we are devoted to God, secularism shall not leave us.
21. Look within. Amend yourself, rather than pry into the frailities of others.
22. In this world of Maya, averse to the Lord, full of trials and tribulations, only patience, humility and respect for others are our friends for Hari-bhajana.
23. The Lord, Gaurasundara, puts His devotees in various difficulties and associations to test their patience and strength of mind. Success depends on their good fortune.
24. When faults in others misguide and delude you – have patience, introspect, find faults in yourself. Know that others cannot harm you unless you harm yourself.
25. I wish that every selfless, tender-hearted person of Gaudiya Math will be prepared to shed two hundred gallons of blood for the nourishment of the spiritual corpus of every individual of this world.

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on December 28, 2015 at 22:46

23. The Lord, Gaurasundara, puts His devotees in various difficulties and associations to test their patience and strength of mind. Success depends on their good fortune.
24. When faults in others misguide and delude you – have patience, introspect, find faults in yourself. Know that others cannot harm you unless you harm yourself.
25. I wish that every selfless, tender-hearted person of Gaudiya Math will be prepared to shed two hundred gallons of blood for the nourishment of the spiritual corpus of every individual of this world.

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on December 29, 2015 at 17:27

pamho tamohara prabhu agtACBSP agtSBSTP, actually more troubles we get and more fortunate we are because anyone pray god intensily when troubles are there,we can call any demigod but nobody will come to save us because god is the only one who give problems to everyone and the only one also who can take away all our troubles and swearing due to our lording over the material energy of SRI KRSNA,when our param guru SRILA BHAKTISIDDHANTA SARASVATI THAKUR PRABHUPADA left this world all the watches of the 64 temples of the gaudiya math stopped to work such is the power of a powerful ray of visnu avatara which is superior to the saktya avesha avatara,yes SBSTP was superior even to jesus christ but HE just act as a insignificant living entity as soon as the watches of the gaudiya math stopped working as soon as all the fake disciples of the gaudiya math starting fighting for the temples ,their contaminate services stopped as well,only SRILA PRABHUPADA the most brilliant disciple of our param guru make all the temples to work again with the name of ISKCON but f-iskcon is still trying to stop the mission of our guru maharaj by keeping stealing positions money and disciples from SRILA PRABHUPADA,we are lucky disciples because we are connected with the real reflection of iskcon including the real reflection of the gaudiya math coming in from the international movement of krsna consciousness to recover the biped society trapped in the false reflection  of iskcon ,agtys ys acsd haribol

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on December 29, 2015 at 18:36

"If you were to come again at this time, Srila Prabhupada
(Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada),
and personally reestablish the proper understanding of all these things in all the ten directions --
The joy of the people would know no bounds.
Hearing the deeply resonant sound of your voice
loudly proclaiming the victory of Mahaprabhu's mission,
The demons and atheists would flee,
And the thirsty living entities would drink the divine nectar-message of Sri Gaurangadeva to their complete fulfillment.
The whole world would once again be set aright.
Whereas in your absence,
nothing of value is to be found anywhere.
Brokenhearted,his Abhay makes his cry of appeal, O Gurudeva,
in the bitter throes of separation from your lotus feet,
You compassionately felt the suffering of the jivas to be your own.
And I am indeed feeling lost and alone
on this day of your disappearance from our vision".

Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupada

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on December 31, 2015 at 19:19

pamho tamohara prabhu agtACBSP, a such wonderful letter could come only by the lotus mouth of another pure devotee as HDG ACBSP, ki jai,is not the case that SRILA BHAKTISIDDHANTA SARASVATI THAKUR  said whatever our guru maharaj say to be write down because his realizations come directly by the supersoul in the heart,of course we are very far away from that divine platform but at least we are situated in the right track while many living entities are still looking in for the truth but we already got the tattva darsinah we do not accept any fool to fool us by taking a cheap and fake diksa by other conditioned souls,we should never stop to meditate on the sublime vani seva of SRI SRI GURU GAURANGA and that is possible only by acaryvan puruso veda,by associating with the acharyas and not otherwise,so thank you to post this short and deep letter of SRILA PRABHUPADA by reminding everyone to the real purpose of life agtys ys acsd haribol

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on January 3, 2016 at 22:17

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