I cannot understand how it could happen, because I know all my limitations very clearly.
Srila Prabhupada, it could be possible by only Your's and Your Servant's causeless mercy, that I came in contact with Your teachings, through the commentaries of Bhagavad Gita As It Is which is the nectar of all the sastras. That was the most significant moment in my millions of lifetimes. After coming in this movement of Krishna Consciousness, I understood that someone is praying for us, that is why I am here, in this Vaishnava Community and getting a chance to perform Bhakti in the association of devotees.
Kali-Yuga is rapidly progressing and everything around us is degrading due to the influence of Maya and Kali. Srila Prabhupada, I am always fearful that my limitations and conditionings may again pull me down and I may lose this most valuable opportunity. From the day I came in contact with your teachings, Srila Prabhupada, my inquisitiveness has increased exponentially. Srila Prabhupada, the gifts that you have given to this world is immense and I am also one amongst thousands to receive it.
In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that people of the world, observes and then follows the actions of great souls in this world.
Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.- Bhagavad Gita 3.21
You have shown by your own personal example, by serving your Spiritual Master and Lord Caitanya – against all odds – is the foremost duty of a devotee. Today, we all can see that all your disciples and grand disciples are trying to follow your instructions and propagating this Krishna Consciousness movement across the world. It is wonderful to see so many people practicing Krishna Consciousness today and thus thousands, including myself, are relishing this precious association of the devotees.
O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.and also mentions that the ultimate goal of Vedic Knowledge is to know HimBhagavad Gita: 7.7
By all the Vedas, I am to be known.The same truth is mentioned in all Vedic Scriptures and was widespread by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his associates. Still with the passing of time and lacking the systematic scriptural studies, most people became ignorant about the ultimate goal of Vedas, hence, misunderstood that Sanatan Dharma (or Hinduism) supports polytheism. But now, people across the world know that all the revealed scriptures and all the religions of the world speak about only one God - Krishna, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.Bhagavad Gita: 15.15
How has it become possible? Only because of Your mercy and efforts. How determined you were to fulfill your Spiritual master’s desires! Hope someday even we can get this mood by Your mercy. You are the original Torchlight with which, thousands of blown out candles like me, are getting lightened up with the treasure trove of Spiritual Knowledge.
I always feel the most blessed moment of my life is when I came into this Krishna Consciousness movement.
Glorifying Your Divine Grace, Srila Prabhupada is like showing lamp to the sun but for my own purification, with all my humility, I am attempting to write this poem. Humbly beg to please forgive my offenses.
Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead,
Conditioned souls have forgotten;
Thereby all of them fell into material ocean,
Suffering here terribly, full of lamentation.
Srila Prabhupada, Your Divine Grace came here to save us,
The matchless gift of Krishna Consciousness, you gave us;
In old age with no wealth, you went to the West,
To deliver the most fallen souls by giving them the Best.
For His pure devotee, Krishna made all arrangements,
Many youths came to help with great encouragement;
Because of your mercy, many got this wonderful chance,
I am also one, who got your merciful glance.
To spread glories of Krishna, is your life’s only goal,
Undoubtedly, spiritual master’s instruction is your life and soul.
Please bless me that I can follow your instruction as my life and soul,
Without your causeless mercy, no hope of achieving this ultimate goal.
Your's most insignificant servant, always in the queue to serve you, life after life, Lokanath Gaura Das.
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