Dear Guru Maharaja,
Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and your service unto him.
I am most unfortunate that I am unable to be present in your holy presence on your most holy appearance day. As I am far from you, I can only remember that your holy association is like the rays of the moon for us, saving us from the misery of ignorance. I am reminded that your words are like the boat that takes us across the ocean of suffering.
I wish I could have been present at your seminars in ISKCON New Delhi. Your presentations were the ones that convinced me of how perfectly the Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy answers all the questions and dilemmas of any sincere seeker. Your presentations in my childhood quenched my personal doubts, and piqued my interest in the quest for the synthesis of science and spirituality. I am very glad that I could serve you in my small limited capacity to facilitate you to give seminars at ISKCON New Delhi to the youth there. I hope other students also gain the spiritual awakening I obtained from your lectures and seminars.
As I see the disasters and suffering in the world around us, I realise how lax I am in my spiritual chanting and awakening. I feel I need to strengthen myself spiritually Guru Maharaj. I need to be more sincere in my sadhana. Hence, at the beginning of this year, I want to determine myself to more sincerely dedicate myself to chanting. In the previous year, I was chanting my rounds, but sometimes could not finish them all in the same day and thus had to continue the next day. This year I am going to aim to finish my rounds on the same day and not leave it to be finished the next day.
Hoping to one day be your aspiring servant,
Aja Govinda dasa
HpS - Just back in Tennessee and starting to catch up on the work. Thank you for your letter. You are entering Grhastha ashrama soon??