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Welcome... bhakti yoga in vancouverthe Canadian branch of the Sri Chaitanya Sarasvat Math.

Srila Sridhar Maharaj speaks on fundamental spiritual question "Who am I?" His name will be sang across the globe more and more as time passes. Although no one knows who he was, as Srila BS Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj said many times, still his teaching will speak for him to glorify him. Esha pushpanjali to eternal teacher Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, shastra-nipuna, rupanuga-dhara, sri-chaitanya-sarasvat-parivara-dhara. Koti dandavata.

This website presents Srila Sridhar Maharaj's teachings inspired by Srila BS Govinda Maharaj, his exclusive successor & acharyya, who has empowered as his successor Srila BN Acharyya Maharaj.

In the Video: Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja declared on 4th of December 2009 on his auspicious Sri Vyasapuja day: "He, (Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaja), is highly qualified and I have chosen him as next Acharya of this Math. All of you should united proceed under his guidance, serve under him faithfully and love him. His love for the Math is his greatest quality. That the Math should not lose one inch of its land, one inch of its property-he is continuously working towards this end. I am now asking him to speak Hari-katha as my representative... Math secretary, Math manager, future Math Acharya, Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaja ki jay! After me, all of you should continue as his followers. Everyone makes mistakes, but I very rarely see anyone with a sincere, heartfelt service mood like him. The type of profound vision and attentive care he has for every matter cannot be seen anywhere. I pray the Lord will bring him all goodness and auspiciousness."

Srila BN Acharyya Maharaj Srila Bhakti Sundar  Govinda Maharaj in Vancovuer, Canada
(On the picture from left: Acharyya Maharaj & Govinda Maharaj)

Bhakti Yoga v.s. Yoga

Presently the word Yoga has been identified with physical, mental and emotional improvements. Sometimes it is associated with other spiritual practices. But if we look into the fundamental basis of Yoga we will find that originally it has been understood in more profound way. For instance in the ancient script Bhagavadgita, aging more than 5000 year, spoken by Sri Krishna Himself, we find Yoga descriptions throughout the pages. Bhagavadgita presents theosophical and spiritual topics categorized in different chapters as sankhya yoga, karma yoga, gyana yoga, (see more...) karma sanyasa yoga, dhyana yoga, gyana vigyana yoga, tara brahma yoga, raja guhya yoga, vibhuti yoga, visvarupa darshana yoga, bhakti yoga, gunatraya vibhaga yoga, purushottama yoga, sraddharaya vibhaga yoga and moksha yoga.

In Sixth Chapter of Bhagavadgita we read the words of Sri Krishna:

BG 6.46   The yogi is superior to persons engaged in severe austerities (such as the Chandrayana vow), superior to the person of knowledge who worships Brahman, and superior to the person of action. Know this to be My conclusion. Therefore, O Arjuna, be a yogi.
BG 6.47   The best of all yogis is the devotee who has full faith in the authoritative pure devotional scriptures, and who adores, rendering all services unto Me. This is My opinion.

Bhakti Yoga has been described in 12th Chapter of Bhagavadgita... path of devotion to the Supreme Person. Devotion is described there as being addressed not to oneself or other people, Un-manifested Brahman, Wind or Earth etc. bhaktya mam abhijanatiyavan yas chasmi tattvatah
tato mam tattvato gyatva
vishyate tad-anantatam

BG 18.55   Through devotion, he realizes that I am the Lord of all potencies and the Sweet Absolute. Then, realizing his divine relationship with Me, he enters the company of My intimate associates who are non-different from My very Self.

Bhakti (devotion) is exclusive and also universal. It is exclusive as it does not tolerate other paths or multi-goal paths. It is universal because every one can take it up and perfect it within his/her capacity. Yoga is a process, positions or perfection. Bhakti Yoga embraces all type of relationships as all of them sprung from the Supreme Center. The example is given in Upanishadas: "just like by watering roots of a tree all branches are nourished or just by putting food in the stomach one nourishes the whole body, similarly one creates harmony in whole universe by worshipping the Supreme." True bhakta is a true friend of all as he sees the Divine Hand every where.

This website is dedicated to our beloved spiritual master Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev Goswami Maharaja, the recipient and master of ancient line bhakti yoga, who has given us more guidance, hope and affection than we can ever imagine. We are simply to share the great gift given unconditionally to us to you and all sincere seekers. Regardless of age, background, or any material qualification or circumstance, this gift is beneficial to all. Not everyone is looking for spiritual life but most definitely everyone is looking for love, beauty, for harmony and happiness. Unfortunately all transactions in this mortal world can never bring us satisfaction for what we're truly looking for. How can we find what can give this satisfaction? Here at our ashram, it is our hope that you will find the answer. Our meetings are based on happily hearing about God (hari katha), glorifying God (kirtan) and tasting prasadam (food offered to Lord Krishna). If you want to uplift your conscious heart please come as you are .

Thank you,

P. S. Kindly, let us know of any mistakes and discrepancies on these pages for which we sincerely apologize...

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj was the president and sevaite-acharyya of Sri Chaitanya Sarasvat Math, Nabadwip, West Bengal, India from August 1987 till March 23rd of 2010. He used to meet friends & disciple in India or during his World Tours. His World Tour 2008 was his last preaching tour. He always wanted to travel and share teachings of his Guru Maharaj, despite his age & health condition.

To continue his desire to meet devotes around the world and spreading the message of his Divine Gurudeva, he selected Srila Bhakti Nirmala Acharyya Maharaj as his successor to maintain the mission and nourish numerous devoted members.

Representing the susiddhanta and unparalleled Krishna conception of Srila Sridhar Maharaja.

"The guidance of saints is our only hope. We must depend on them. They stand like so many lighthouses in the infinite ocean to guide us to the land of faith."
~ Srila Sridhar Maharaj

Kirtan by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj

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Kirtans at informal gatherings every Wednesday at 5:15pm - please call for details 604.953.0280

What is Kirtan?

Kirtan comes from word kirti - indicating some one worth glory. So kirtan is an act of giving honor to such a person. The supreme glory is with the Supreme Person. Thus kirtan is not just singing a nice tune. Rather it is based on a sincere devotion, and its quality depends on the intensity of devotion. It is preferable to chant a kirtan under the guidance of one whose devotion is pure, unmotivated and clear. The experienced devotees say that kirtan should be chanted without any petition as far as possible.

Srila Sridhar Maharaj explains the difference between Kirtan and Japa

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Kirtan is the very essence and tradition of Gaudiya Vaishnava line. There chanting with the attitude of service is a practice. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Pabhupada envisioned kirtan as aw mean to support the highest and most sublime pastimes of Lord Sri Krishna and His associates.
Gaudiya Kirtan
He said: "pujala raga patha gaurava bhange, matal sadhujana nishaya range" - devotees of the Lord Hari will hold His pastimes on their heads. They will position themselves beneath the sublime plane of Divinity but humbly support it with kirtan in glorification of the Lord.

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