Om ajñana timirandhasya jñanañjana salakaya
Caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah
Nama om visnu padaya, krisna prestaya bhutale srimate hanumatpresaka swami iti namine
nama om visnu padaya krisna prestaya bhutale srimate bhaktivedanta swami iti namine
namaste sarasvati deve gaura vani pracarine nirvisesa sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine
Dear and esteemed gurudeva,
Please accept my humble obeisances,
All glories to Srila Prabhupada,
In this most auspicious day of your divine and transcendental appearence in this world I feel tremendous joy and fortune of trying to glorify you and the parampara.
You always teached me, your fool children, that I must glorify yourself in the perspective of the whole guru parampara. And the importance to do so is exactly what I’m realizing because of your causeless mercy.
A month ago I finished the disciple’s course which is now a pre requisite to take harinam diksa within our institution. It was amazing, a great opportunity for a very funny sadhu sanga and at the same time very enlightening about the guru tattva, the position of Srila Prabhupada as the Founder Acarya of ISKCON and the importance of being very aware about the parampara.
When I think in that perspective one image comes to my heart. I see Radha And Krishna cooking a big feast, continuously, always expanding, with no end. Then this maha prasadam is passing by the whole parampara. Each person takes some and distributes the rest in a very personal fashion. Then when it comes to Srila Prabhupada I see him taking a huge amount of mahaprasad from his gurumaharaj and he serves us a wonderful feast, in the form of his books, lectures, conversation, letters, etc. Then because he is so merciful I am able to see and even taste that feast, but because I am very inexperienced I don’t know what to take or in which order taste it to take real advantage of that feast. So in that moment gurumaharaj, I see you completely relaxed and smiling in a so beautiful way, you approach chanting and dancing and you take a little piece of the feast and you say “Take this please this is suitable for you know, if you want more please ask me”. You make accessible and understandable for me the teachings of our Founder Acarya, and I know that they are his teachings, what he received from his gurumaharaj, but you make me I can understand them and deposit them in my heart as the guiding light of my life.
Dear gurumaharaj, I’m not able to glorify you because I don’t understand your transcendental qualities, but I do feel very fortunate of having your divine association and guidance.
I was a zero, wondering in the material universe, but you came to my life, and kindly put a one before me to give it some valuable purpose, “please serve guru and Krishna with your life and soul, they will do the rest, don’t worry”.
So now I have something to live for.
At your lotus feet always.
Your insignificant servant.
HpS - AGTSP. paoho. I hope everyone knows that you have take Hari-nama Diksa and you have been born again as Nikunja bihari Das. Thank you for you enlightening words! We hope our menu to Srila Prabhupada's feast is of some use. P'pada says that even in 100 years we cannot read all of this books thoroughtly.
We are making progress on the Goloka Education Primary school. News soon.