“What we have got in this material world, in this age, that everything given by the mercy of Srila Saraswati Thakur.” Appearance Day Festival of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad, 18th February 2006, Nabadwip.
“Pure madhura-rasa extract wants to taste and wants to give, both.” Srila Gurudev explains how the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu begins with Krishna’s desire. Brief talk with sannyasis on the evening of Srila Prabhupad Saraswati Thakur’s Appearance Day, 7th February 2007, Nabadwip. (podcast link)
Also from this same day:
Morning darshan, Nabadwip (now with upgraded sound quality) (podcast link)
Srila Gurudev sings Acharyya Vandana and Sri Dayita Das Pranati Panchakam (podcast link)
Glorification of His Divine Grace in English, Nabadwip public programme (podcast link)
More than forty additional photos from this day and additional lecture notes can be found in the slideshow here.
Some slokas from today’s (2007) lecture:
aṣṭāviṁśa chatur-yuge dvāparera śeṣe
vrajera sahite haya kṛṣṇera prakāśe
(Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta: Ādi-līlā, 3.10)
At the end of the Dvāpara-yuga of the twenty-eighth divya-yuga, Lord Kṛṣṇa appears on earth with the full paraphernalia of His eternal Vraja-dhāma.
śrī-rādhāyāḥ praṇaya-mahimā kīdṛśo vānayaivā-
svādyo yenādbhuta-madhurimā kīdṛśo vā madīyaḥ
saukhyaṁ chāsyā mad-anubhavataḥ kīdṛśaṁ veti lobhāt
tad-bhāvāḍhyaḥ samajani śachī-garbha-sindhau harīnduḥ
(Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta: Ādi-līlā, 1.6)
Desiring to understand the glory of Rādhārāṇī’s love, the wonderful qualities in Him that She alone relishes through Her love, and the happiness She feels when She realizes the sweetness of His love, the Supreme Lord Hari, richly endowed with Her emotions, appeared from the womb of Śrīmatī Śacīdevī, as the moon appeared from the ocean.
anarpita-charīṁ chirāt karuṇayāvatīrṇaḥ kalau
samarpayitum unnatojjvala-rasāṁ sva-bhakti-śriyam
sadā hṛdaya-kandare sphuratu vaḥ śachī-nandanaḥ
(Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta: Ādi-līlā, 1.4)
“May that Lord, who is known as the son of Śrīmatī Śacīdevī, be transcendentally situated in the innermost chambers of your heart. Resplendent with the radiance of molten gold, He has appeared in the age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow what no incarnation ever offered before: the most sublime and radiant spiritual knowledge of the mellow taste of His service.”