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Sri Vyasa Puja

2009


The Most Blessed Event - August 15, 2009



The Appearance Day of Our Beloved Spiritual Master,
His Divine Grace Oà Viñëupäda Paramahaàsa
Parivräjakäcärya Añöottara Çata Çré Çrémad
A. C. Bhaktivedänta Swämi Prabhupäda
Founder-Äcärya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness







Meaning of Vyasa Puja

This book is a compilation of the glorification of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta
Swami Srila Prabhupada, offered by his disciples on the occasion of his appearance
which falls on August 15, 2009. On this occasion, the disciples also worship Srila
Prabhupada as they worship the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. This worship of Srila
Prabhupada on his appearance day is called Vyasa Puja.

Literally, Vyasa Puja means “the worship of Sri Vyasadeva.” Then why should the
disciples worship their spiritual master Srila Prabhupada and call this worship Vyasa
Puja? The reason is that Srila Prabhupada, as the spiritual master, is the representative
of Sri Vyasadeva, who is the original author of all Vedic literature. Sri Vyasadeva is an
incarnation of the Supreme Lord Narayana. He has given us all Vedic knowledge.

“Thereafter, in the seventeenth incarnation of Godhead, Sri Vyasadeva appeared in the
womb of Satyavati through Parasara Muni, and he divided the one Veda into several
branches and sub-branches, seeing that the people in general were less intelligent.”
(Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.21)

As a representative of Sri Vyasadeva, Srila Prabhupada is delivering the same
knowledge which has come down by disciplic succession from him, without any
change, and the disciples offer all respect to their spiritual master for receiving this
valuable knowledge. Thus Vyasa Puja is the worship and glorification offered to the
spiritual master for kindly delivering the Vedic knowledge.

The spiritual master receives all honor, all contribution, on behalf of the Supreme
Lord. He does not take the respect for himself but offers it to the Supreme Lord
Krishna through the disciplic succession. In India when there was British rule, there
was a viceroy, the king’s representative. When the viceroy went to some meeting,
many people would present valuable jewels to honour him. But the law was that the
viceroy could not keep a single jewel; it was to be sent to the royal treasury. The
viceroy could accept all contributions on behalf of the king, but he could not take
anything for himself. Similarly, on the Vyasa Puja day, all honor, contribution and
feelings offered to the spiritual master are being sent to the Supreme Lord Krishna
through the disciplic succession.

Someone may have a doubt as to why a person is being worshipped like God. The
scriptures declare that the spiritual master should be worshipped like God because he
is the dear most servitor of God and he is engaged in His most confidential service.
The spiritual master should be particularly worshipped on his appearance day as that
is very pleasing to the Supreme Lord Krishna.

By glorifying Srila Prabhupada, the disciples are actually glorifying the Supreme Lord
Krishna. By the grace of the spiritual master the disciple is rescued from the dangerous
ocean of material existence. The rescue mission of Srila Prabhupada in this world is
actually Sri Krishna’s mission. Srila Prabhupada wants to rescue all the people of this
world and deliver them to Sri Krishna for an eternal blissful life. Through this
compilation, the disciples are expressing their gratitude to Srila Prabhupada and also
inviting everyone else to take shelter of him to put an end to all their suffering in this
material world and return to Sri Krishna for an eternal blissful life.

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Sri Vyasa Puja 2009 1
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my most respectful and humble obeisances on this auspicious appearance
day of your Divine Grace.
Vyasa Puja day is a great opportunity to share with all of your followers, admirers and
disciples the glories of your inconceivable mercy that pours down from the spiritual
master.
Srila Prabhupada, the very fact that I am surviving to serve Your Divine Grace in spite of
continuous determined efforts by people in the garb of devotees to break our devotional
service is nothing but your personal protection and mercy. You speak in a lecture that
more obstacles means we are more successful. You said, successful means, you attract
more envy. Especially among close ones. This is a rule of the world. True Vaishnavas
become happier when other vaishnavas are empowered with more men, money and
organization for expanding the preaching. Your Divine Grace is the owner of all these
men, money and intelligence having freed from Mayadevi. You have placed all these at
our command to engage in the devotional service of the Lord.
It is unfortunate that due to maliciousness in the name of stopping so called deviant
philosophy in ISKCON few individuals, with implicit and explicit support from a GBC as
a body are today engaged in plundering these assets of Your Divine Grace. Such is the
blindness that has overtaken them. What a shameful situation for the Vaishnavas?
Sometimes, thinking that it requires two hands to clap, I think it is not worth all this dirty
fight. Why not withdraw and give in to these forces. But the next second you speak within
me, “do not give up. You are not in charge of this fight either its cause or its result. Just do
your duty as a servant and keep going on. No one but me can lead this war against Maya.
It is my movement. I will lead you all. Just be spiritually strong and follow. Do not worry.
The movement will rise up again as it was pre- 1977. “
It is only this repeated voice of yours that gives me courage to go on in spite of huge
weapons repeatedly thrown at us to destroy us. Your voice inside me lightens my sense of
otherwise materially huge responsibility behind this war that could materially break a tiny
jiva like me. The only way you have taught me to maintain sanity in the midst of this
chaos for last nine years is by thinking of myself as a simple soldier of your army
following your Divine Grace as our commander leading the war. Your cause cannot lose
and you cannot lose. Therefore I know that this war will be won. Your movement will
soar to ever increasing heights suppressing the forces of Maya. Your Divine Grace will
again bring cool shade of mercy of Lord Chaitanya to millions of souls who are being
scorched by the waves of Kali.
This can happen quickly provided every member of your movement understand their
spiritual connection with your organization as well as personally with Your Divine Grace.
This umbilical connection of every member of ISKCON with Your Divine Grace has been
severed by the other camp. And that is the very reason that they lack the drive and
potency to keep the movement going as you had left it in their hands 1977. It is
undisputed that everything has fallen down in ISKCON since 1977, whether it is book
distribution or distributing prasadam or making devotees building temples. There is only
one thing that has expanded and continuing to expand and that is the number of self-
made gurus who rise in the horizon and also the numbers who fall down along with
thousands of disillusioned disciples every year. That is one sure result, different from the
pre-1977 days that ISKCON can be proud of showing to this world. What an irony. Our
strengths are demonstrated in the domain of Maya and not in the domain of Internal
Potency as Srila Prabhupada used to demonstrate.
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Many sincere devotees are trapped there, not knowing the truth of your directions on
initiation after your physical disappearance from our mortal eyes. Devotees read your
books innocently, get attracted to you and develop faith in you, even today. Thus the
spiritual umbilical cord is created that connects them to you, through transcendental
diksha. Everyone is transcendentally initiated by Your Divine Grace to different depths
based on their faith and following. That is your spiritual capacity.
But as soon as he enters doors of an ISKCON Temple today, he is told that it is offence to
think that Srila Prabhupada is directly inspiring and nurturing him spiritually. He is told
to look for a bonafide guru of his choice among the seventy odd self -made gurus. (As if
in Prabhupad’s house there could be bonafide and unbonafide guru!!) . Then he is asked
to chant Prabhupada pranam mantra only as the second one in the line, the first one being
the pranam mantra of his new guru in ISKCON. Thus begins the first step of
unconsciously cutting the naturally developed spiritual umbilical cord of diksha between
the devotee and Prabhupada. Then he is asked to worship his guru first everyday.(now the
practice is reformed to doing the same privately as it creates conflicts in a temple with
many gurus disciples) Being a neophyte he believes that what he is told by ISKCON is
right or else he will be philosophically deviating and be guilty of pride of direct
connection with Srila Prabhupada. (The new devotees does not know that the GBC has
changed its understanding on Guru every few years) This is the offense to Your Divine
Grace that is happening in ISKCON after 1977. As long as this goes on, there will be no
substantial progress. It is only Maya that is covering the obvious from the eyes of the
leaders of ISKCON, most of whom have fallen into this trap of taking Srila Prabhupada’s
position, many of them probably unconsciously.
As long as the devotees keep nurturing and strengthening their bond with Prabhupada,
whether in this camp or other camp or any camp, they will experience his empowerment.
Srila Prabhupada’s July 9
th
1977 directive to the entire movement is the mechanism, if
followed, ensure that all the members of ISKCON for all coming generations maintain
their umbilical connection with Srila Prabhupada. Therefore we have made the
implementation of this directive as a cornerstone of our organization. And we are
experiencing your empowerment day by day. Following the order of the Guru is so
important as deviating from it will create such a chaos.
Srila Prabhupada and Lord Chaitanya wants to empower all of us to spread the Holy Name
is obvious when we read Sri Chaitany Charitamrta. They are waiting for takers of the task.
Only qualitification required is loyalty and dedication to His pure servant, Srila
Prabhupada, who has been transcendentally entrusted this glorious mission on earth. At
all costs this offense of putting someone else as the primary spiritual force and Srila
Prabhupada as the secondary spiritual force through him is to be fought against with all
our strength in ISKCON. That is the essence of Maya that has engulfed ISKCON. It is the
offense against Krishna’s pure devotee Srila Prabhupada that began through formally
instituted concocted guru systems since after 1977 and is continuing till today. If the
other camp does not want to openly follow the directive of Srila Prabhupada, at least they
will be better off with less offense by finding different ways to stop this short circuit
happening in the new devotees that enter the portals of ISKCON. We are hoping for that
day when we can all be together openly with our faith in Srila Prabhupada without being
attacked as deviants and offenders. We are hopeful that such a day will come, when the so
called mighty ones of ISKCON (now only in name) climb down from their high horses of
so-called tradition and apa-sampradaya. When none of us knew any tradition in the first
place other than ‘Srila Prabhupada’s tradition’.
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The traps of Maya along the spiritual path are many. I know it is not all that easy to pass
all the varieties of tests. Srila Prabhupada, on this auspicious appearance day I pray that
you kindly continue to hold my hand and lead me to where you think I should be move
every moment of my existence. Bless me so that I can be surrendered to Your Divine
Grace and one day my faith and following may come to a standard of becoming a true
disciple of your Divine Grace and the glorious parampara. I realize that it not easy to
become a true disciple of this great parampara. My only hope is your causeless mercy
upon me.
Your aspiring disciple
Madhu Pandit Dasa
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance at your divine lotus feet.
In the year 1976, one Sri Vaishnava saint remarked by looking at your books and
observing the enthusiasm of some of your young followers: “this person is summum
bonnum of all the acharyas”.
A very esoteric and a grave proclamation indeed! This weighty and eloquent statement
could mean a lot of things to many religious scholars, leaders and enthusiasts. This could
probably trigger someone - especially amongst the hierarchical heads of the monasteries/
mutts of different denominations in our country - to ask if that Vaishnava knew what he
was talking about.
That silver-tongued statement could mean that you represent the most essential truths of
all the Vaishnava sampradayas not only through the philosophical content in your books
but also through the practical display of your devotion to Lord Sri Krishna. Through the
preaching assignment you undertook to fulfill the request from your spiritual master, you
have fulfilled not only Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura’s transcendental desire
but that of all the previous acharyas of all the sampradayas. The powerful way you
presented the Vedic conclusions, your impeccable character, immaculate purity and deep
rooted compassion towards suffering humanity etc. were impossible to resist for most of
your students and they thus succumbed to take shelter at your lotus feet. The world could
observe a perfect blend of both prachara and achara in you, befitting a mahabhagavata, by
the successful establishment of the Krishna Consciousness movement which is the only
panacea for the suffering conditioned souls. This glorious accomplishment – literary,
devotional and institutional - is unparalleled in the recorded history of modern times.
Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammad, during their times, could not spread the message of
God, the Almighty, beyond a certain geographical area. You taught the
people, authentically and authoritatively, that God Almighty is Sri Krishna, the Supreme
Personality of Godhead and you presented Him not only as a very loving transcendental
person but also as the Absolute Truth, the summum bonum. You taught that each and
everyone can develop a very personal loving relationship with that all attractive and
autocratic Personality of Godhead. This is probably the most outstanding feature of God
that you presented to the world. This presentation has attracted thousands to spiritual life,
unlike others who presented the religious truth featuring a punishing and angry God.
Thus you could spread the message of God throughout the world during your very life
time in an unprecedented and appealing manner, while most of the other acharyas took
decades, if not their entire lifetimes, to accomplish their mission. Their literature and
temples were confined to the Indian subcontinent. You are the first acharya of the Vedic
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lineage who has ever traveled out of India and made so many Vaishnavas. Thus in one
sense you are the greatest acharya, because you have accomplished what no one else has,
in the most difficult environment and very tenuous circumstances, that too in a short span
of 11 years.
It is very relevant to remember the prediction by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura at this point.
In a statement in his Sajjana-tosani (published in the late 1800s), regarding the future
appearance of a great personality who would go to the West and preach the message of
Lord Gauranga and fulfill His prediction, the Thakura said:
"Sriman Mahaprabhu did not descend with His associates to deliver a certain number of
human beings in the land of India, but rather His purpose was to deliver and uplift all
living beings in all countries of the world by preaching the eternal religion of all the souls.
He has personally said: prthivi-parjanta jata ache desa gram, sarvatra pracara hoibe more
nama’. Translation: ‘My name will be preached in all the countries and towns that exist
throughout the world’ (Chaitanya Bhagavata, Antya 4.126). There are many kinds of
religions in the world, and among all of them the highest development of religion is the
congregational chanting of the Supreme Lord’s Divine Names. Of this there is no doubt.
Alas! When will that day come when all greatly fortunate souls in countries such as
England, France, Russia, Prussia and America will take up banners, kettle drums,
mrdangas and karatalas and thus cause the ecstatic waves of Hari Nama Kirtan and the
singing of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s holy name to rise in the streets of their towns and
cities? O when will that day come, when pure and transcendental Krishna prema will be
the only religion of all souls and all tiny sectarian religions will meet in the unlimited and
universal religion of devotional service to Krishna, as rivers merge into the great ocean? O
when will that day come?"
And who fulfilled that wish and prediction of Bhaktivinode Thakura? Your Divine Grace,
who else?
Thus the remark of that Sri Vaishnava about Srila Prabhupada being the summum bonnum
of all the acharyas is not just an isolated opinion but a truth that is slowly being revealed
to the world, as we realize the profundity of Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental greatness.
The remark could also act as a great motivating factor for all of us to settle the issue of
how the world need not look for a Jagat Guru to follow, except Your Divine Grace. You
are the actual sampradaya acharya to whom all Vaishnavas, preachers and preceptors
should surrender and fully serve. Being a true Vaishnava, that saint could realize and
appreciate your position and make the above bold proclamation.
I am very unfortunate that I have not yet developed this perception about Your Divine
Grace. The only way I can appreciate your position and thus become worthy to be called
your disciple is to sincerely follow your teachings verbatim.
Since I claim to be your follower, it is my duty to portray you in the true light, by
working co operatively and collectively in your institution. When one proclaims that he is
a true follower of Your Divine Grace, he is taking on a huge responsibility to correctly
represent you through his words and deeds. It is not sufficient that he have a theoretical
understanding that he is your disciple, but must conduct himself in full realization of the
most fundamental tenets of your teachings. He should qualify himself to be known as
“disciple of Srila Prabhupada” rather than just proclaim it in hollow words.
Your constant encouragement to all, irrespective of their shortcomings and weaknesses,
originated from the depth of your heart, and is something we need to constantly meditate
on and follow while we take care of each other. Only this attitude towards one another
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can sustain your lineage and the institution that you have built and thus truly position
Your Divine Grace as the acharya of all time to come. By our proper conduct and love for
each other, we should prove that this is not merely a self-given title or fanaticism of your
followers. It is the foremost duty of all your aspiring disciples to emphasize the unique
and distinct position and accomplishment of Your Divine Grace through our own achara
and prachara. This is the only way to truly place you as the Jagat Acarya, the spiritual
master of the entire universe.
Begging for your mercy to accomplish all my aspirations mentioned in this offering,
Your insignificant servant,
Chitranga Chaitanya Das
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance at your lotus feet.
Today is the celebration of your appearance within this world, and it is a time of great
rejoicing. Your appearance was the most significant day in the history of human race.
I was recently reading Lilamrita As It is. There I read your words:
Although I had immense opportunities to indulge in the four principles of sinful
life because I was connected with a very aristocratic family, Krsna always saved me,
and throughout my whole life I do not know what is illicit sex, intoxication, meat-
eating or gambling. So far my present life is concerned, I do not remember any part
of my life when I was forgetful of Krsna.
============ REF. Letter to: Tamala Krsna -- Los Angeles 21 June, 1970
Your words “I do not remember any part of my life when I was forgetful of Krsna” prove
that are perfectly Krishna Conscious. Your actions, your words, your conversations etc are
for Krishna and about Krishna. We are fortunate to have a spiritual master like you.
I used to always wonder, why you so often use sharp words like fools and rascals in your
books, lectures and conversations. You are a pure devotee with no desire for name and
fame. Your only business is to communicate message of Krishna – As It is without flattery
and compromise. You mentioned in Perfection of Yoga book:
Kåñëa speaks Bhagavad-gétä to Arjuna just to cut off his attachment to this material
affection. Because Arjuna is attracted to things that are impeding the execution of
his own duty, Kåñëa severs these things. To cut something, a sharp instrument is
required; and to cut the mind from its attachments, sharp words are often
required. The sädhu or teacher shows no mercy in using sharp words to sever the
student’s mind from material attractions. By speaking the truth uncompromisingly,
he is able to sever the bondage. for example, at the very beginning of Bhagavad-gétä
Kåñëa speaks sharply to Arjuna by telling him that although he speaks like a
learned man, he is actually fool number one. If we actually want detachment from
this material world, we should be prepared to accept such cutting words from the
spiritual master. Compromise and flattery have no effect where strong words are
required.
============ REF. PoY 4: Yoga as Body and Mind Control
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It is only because of purity of your words & speaking the truth uncompromisingly; so
many people all over the world have cut off their attachment to material affection & have
got attracted to Krishna Consciousness.
You mentioned in Srimad-Bhagavatam:
We have actually seen that one of the disciples of Bhaktisiddhänta Sarasvaté
Öhäkura wanted to enjoy the property of his spiritual master, and the spiritual
master, being merciful toward him, gave him the temporary property, but not the
power to preach the cult of Caitanya Mahäprabhu all over the world. That special
mercy of the power to preach is given to a devotee who does not want anything
material from his spiritual master but wants only to serve him. - SB 5.18.22
On this special day, I beg & plead you to give me the power to preach. Bless me with
desire to serve you without any desire for material things.
You mentioned in a letter:
I am very glad that temple arrangement in Boston is nicely being carried out and
new devotees are joining--this is the success of preaching work. Preaching work
means increasing the number of our family members.
==== REF Letter to: Jadurani, Bharadraja, Muralidhara - Los Angeles 4 June, 1970
On this special day, I beg & plead you to empower all of us to preach effectively &
increasing the number of our family members.
Thank you, Srila Prabhupada for the wonderful gift of devotional service which you have
given me. Please allow me to remain your servant eternally.
Your humble servant,
Amitasana Das
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is praised by Srila Rupa Goswami as “namo maha vadanyaya” –
meaning the most munificent incarnation. Why, because – “Krishna prema pradaya te” -
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu gave Krishna prema – love of Krishna. To know Krishna is
difficult, and even if we know Krishna - to develop love for Him is even more difficult.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu not only gave us Krishna; He gave us love of Krishna also – that’s
why He is known as the most magnanimous incarnation. And Srila Prabhupada, you are
even more magnanimous than Chaitanya Mahaprabhu because Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
gave this love of Krishna to many fallen souls but not all, whereas you are giving it to the
entire world. And what a wonderful process to distribute this love of Godhead – simply
chanting the holy name of Krishna. This is really wonderful. Please be merciful to us and
bless us Srila Prabhupada so that we may sincerely engage ourselves in fulfilling this
mission of yours – distributing this love of Godhead to everyone.
Srila Prabhupada, over the past 8 months I have been observing that whatever I plan
somehow doesn’t happen, and then I see you make a different arrangement for me which
is much better than the planning that I had done. At such times, I feel so nice. I feel you
are so merciful Srila Prabhupada that you are so closely taking care of this fallen soul.
Srila Prabhupada, I was too proud and confident of certain things in my Krishna
conscious career. I have seen all that pride and confidence being completely smashed by
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the will of Providence. But I somehow believe that you have done this just to strengthen
my Krishna consciousness.
I have realized that unless and until there is total dependence on you and Krishna, there is
no possibility of success. As long as we depend on our own plans, we will be defeated.
Victory lies only in going by Krishna’s plan and total dependence on Him.
The last one year of my Krishna Consciousness has gone through many ups and down,
but in all of them I have learnt many things. I would say that in my entire career of
Krishna Consciousnes, I have learnt the most in the last one year and I pray to you Srila
Prabhupada, that every year I learn more and more.
Srila Prabhupada, I feel that you are personally guiding me in every step of my life.
Everyday I feel that you are with me. When ever I read your books, I feel as if you are
directly talking to me. Whenever I hear your lectures, I feel that you are sitting right there
on the Vyasa asana and speaking to us. Some instructions of yours are always there on my
mind and I feel as if you are personally instructing me. Srila Prabhupada, I strongly feel
your guidance on a day to day basis and I feel your guidance to be more than that of a
physically living spiritual master.
Srila Prabhupada, when I look at myself, I truly feel that I am not at all worthy of being a
devotee. My acts are immoral, filled with pride and envy. Yet you have been so
compassionate to keep me engaged in your service. Thank you so much. I can only pray
that you please correct me and guide me in my devotional service so that I don’t commit
any offenses.
Srila Prabhupada, over the past few months I have become slack in my sadhana. Please
help me to overcome this problem. Please help me to get up on time for mangala arati.
Sometimes I feel too confident of my spiritual life. Please help me to become free from this
disease also. Please help me to understand that I am the most insignificant soul
completely at your mercy. Please help me to become more dependent on you than on my
planning. Please give me a taste for devotional service. Please give me a taste for chanting
the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra. Please take me back to the spiritual world.
Although I know the process to achieve perfection in spiritual life is chanting the holy
name, I am finding it difficult to do it properly. Most of the time I am under illusion that I
can do it on my own. Without your mercy, it cannot be done. There is no other way.
Please be merciful to me and allow me to chant the Hare Krishna mantra without offenses.
The goal of life is to go back to Godhead and the only process is chanting. You said this
very nicely in one of your purports – “This chanting process has got the spiritual value to
lead us to the highest stage of understanding Rädhä and Kåñëa. And as soon as we are
capable of understanding what is Radha and Krishna, then it is possible for getting
admission in the spiritual world.” And in yet another wonderful lecture you said – “Lord
Chaitanya said, every kind of, all kinds of perfection will follow. Simply you begin
chanting Hare Krishna sincerely. Yes”.
Thank you very much.
Your insignificant servant,
Vasudev Keshav Das
• • •
I offer my humble homage and glorification on this most auspicious birthday of my
beloved spiritual master H.D.G. A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada- Founder -
Acharya of ISKCON. You are my eternal father who has conceived me in the womb of my
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mother Veda by the grace of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna in the year
1972 in Hyderabad during your ‘Hare Krishna Festival’ preaching mission.
You are the true representative of Sri Krishna and Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Out of your
causeless mercy you have kindly accepted me as your duly initiated disciple on 26
th
Jan
1975 at the lotus feet of Radha Madana Mohan at ISKCON Hyderabad.
People do not know the real meaning of initiation. You have kindly explained the
meaning of initiation as follows:
“The whole process, this Krishna consciousness movement, is to purify the people in general
from the contaminated condition of material existence. Purifying. It is purifying process. A
living entity by nature is pure because he is part and parcel of the Supreme Pure, God. But due
to his impure condition, he has forgotten his eternal relationship with God. So this initiation
means that one is being accepted as student by the spiritual master to promote him gradually to
the purified state, where he can realize himself and God. This is the whole process.”
- Initiation lecture Hamburg August 27, 1969
You came to this world to take us back home, back to Godhead; at the same time you
came to give the message of the spiritual world in the form of Bhagavad Gita, Srimad
Bhagavatam, and Caitanya Caritamrta.
You are the empowered manifestation of the mercy of the Supreme Personality of
Godhead. Sastra says that nobody can spread Krishna consciousness without Krishna
Shakti. You are the dear most devotee of the Lord because you spread the message of Gita
and Bhagavatam all over the world. The Lord says in the Gita that whoever preaches the
message of Gita is most dear to Him.
You are worshipped by all the demigods.
You are the bona fide spiritual master of the whole world.
You are not a theoretical speculator or a mundane scholar, but the eternal associate of the
Lord.
You are merciful to everyone.
You are truthful.
You are magnanimous.
You are desireless.
You are indifferent to material acquisition.
You are without material possessions.
You are fixed in the Absolute truth Lord Krishna.
You are without false prestige.
You are grave.
You are not defiant.
You are respectful.
You are equal to everyone.
You are clean.
You are peaceful.
You are mild.
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You are poetic.
You are sane.
You are faultless.
You are surrendered to Krishna.
You eat only as much as required.
You perform welfare work for everyone.
You are expert.
You are silent.
You are compassionate.
You are friendly to everyone.
My dear Srila Prabhupada, I pray on this most auspicious occasion that you bless me to be
always at your lotus feet. Srila Prabhupada, bless me that I always, at all times and
circumstances follow your order.
Once again I thank you for accepting me as your duly initiated disciple.
All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.
Your insignificant servant,
Amiya Vilasa Swami
• • •
The worship of Srila Vyasadeva is called Vyasa Puja.
According to the Vedic system, on the birthday of the spiritual master, the disciples
conduct the ceremony called Vyasa Puja. It is celebrated the day after Janmasthami.
Anyone who represents Srila Vyasadeva is called the spiritual master through the
parampara system. Narada is the direct disciple of Sri Krishna and the spiritual master of
Srila Vyasadeva. If one does not come to the disciplic succession, he cannot hear Krishna;
therefore his knowledge is always imperfect.
Anyone who hears Bhagavad-Gita from a bon fide spiritual master like Krishna directly
”Krishnam vande Jagad Gurum” , or indirectly from his representative will find that all his
ignorance is dispelled. Then his life will be happy and successful.
Om ajnana timirandhasya jnananjana salakaya cakshur unmilitam yena tasmai Sri Gurave
namah
I was born in the darkest ignorance and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the
torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual
master and unto the feet of all Vaisnavas.
By the mercy of Lord Krishna, I came to you to know the Truth.
By your mercy, your Divine Grace accepted me as your disciple in December of 1975.
By your blessings I am able to serve you and other Vaisnavas too.
I am not qualified to serve anybody, but your causeless mercy upon me made me serve
everybody with love. You gave me an opportunity to serve Lord Krishna in a wonderful
way of bliss and joy.
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Prabhupada, you saved so many fallen conditioned souls around the world – Patita
pavana. Prabhupada, you distributed Krishna Prema and Krishna Bhakti to the entire world
by the process of chanting, dancing and feasting.
Prabhupada, you gave us eternal life, knowledge and eternal happiness.
Prabhupada, you gave us peace and happiness through chanting:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
By this process, one can purify his existence, purify his consciousness and go back to
home, back to Godhead – our eternal home – abode of Lord Sri Krishna.
Thank you so much Prabhupada – savior of the whole universe.
Your humble servant,
Ananta Padmanabha Dasa
• • •
Sri Vaysa Puja offering
Nama om visnu padaya krnsa presthaya bhutale Srimati Bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine.
Namaste sarasvate deve-gauravani pracarine nirvesesa sunyavadi pascatiya desa tarine.
Sirla Prabhupada, my most beloved Gurudeva, even after over three decades of your
aprakata lila, this most sinful rascal is unable to follow your orders to become a worthy
disciple, many call me as your disciple, each time I hear it I feel guilty, because I am yet to
become your real disciple, simply because I do not strictly follow all the disciplines as
expected by your Divine Grace and as I promised to you while offering myself at your
lotus feet. My heart refuses to become pure, it is filled with so many anarthas, that it is
willfully blocking to taste the holy names of Sri Krsna that you so kindly gave to me, even
though you knew that I was not a worthy recipient at all, that is your extraordinary
qualification, Like Sri Ramanuja Acarya, Srila Prabhupada you are the only next Acarya
who broke all boundaries to
distributing the holy names of Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/
Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare to one and all, in one sense you went a
step ahead of all other Acaryas of all sampradayas and crossed the ocean to the western
world only to mercifully retrieve sinful souls from every nook and corner of the world, to
back home back to Godhead, was your mission. Who else but Your Divine Grace could
have been a better direct pure devotee of Sriman Mahaprabhu to come and full fill His
prophecy to make Hare Krishna Mahamantra reach in every town and village on this
earth, just within a span of one decade, who else could have established one hundred and
eight places of worship (Temples) of Sri Radha Krishna, who else but your Divine Grace
could have established gurukulas, goshalas and distributed the message of love of
Godhead throughout the western world, who else but your Divine Grace could have given
the opportunity to fallen souls like me to come to take to the process of Krishna
consciousness without any previous qualifications or piousness in me.
Srila Prabhupada, therefore I fall at your lotus feet again and again, life after life, I wish to
be a humble servant of your servants, because you have are so merciful to even a wicked
like me, born with full of all inauspiciousness within me, I have no any good character at
all in this life and the hope of developing such qualities are so remote that even after
billions of life time I will not be able to do so, yet Srila Gurudeva, I am somehow
confident that if I can go on serving your true servants that someday I can become eligible
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to gain the necessary qualification to be a worthy disciple of yours.
Srila Prabhupada, it is only through the mercy of your lotus feet that somehow or other I
have carried in my heart the longing to try and spread the message of Sri Krishna Holy
name even in remote places of this part of the world (tribal areas of south India) and to
my surprise, I see that even in this remote corners of hilly regions of tribal people, they
are attracted to your lotus feet and are eagerly awaiting to hear the holy names of Hare
Krishna Mahamantra, this is giving me hope and courage to chant and make some
advancement in Krishna consciousness, so that I may please you somehow or other,
without pleasing you how can I ever please Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, without
whose mercy how can I ever carry on the mission of yours, which is the direct desire of
Sriman Mahaprabhu. It is with these intentions and hopes in my heart I am trying my best
to carry on your mission.
Srila Prabhupada one last but most important prayer I wish to place at your lotus feet,
kindly give the intelligence to those who are opposing ISKCON-Bangalore in the name of
protecting your legacy and institution they have only broken it into so many pieces,
groups, all in the name of loyal to the GBC body that is blind and instrumental in
allowing to disobey your orders in every possible way from 1977 immediately after your
departure, by making so many complicated rules, amendments and laws that they keep
changing each year only to change it the next year or break it the next day.
They have become so daring that they have even changed your Bhaktivedanta purports
and claim it that you desired it so. All this is going on in the name of loyalty to the
ISKCON founded by your Divine Grace, but split into many disguised units belonging to
the self proclaimed or appointed acaryas who have practically hijacked the original
ISKCON that was empowered and established your Divine hands. Whereas they are now
fighting ISKCON-Bangalore which has rejected their selfish rule and the Acarya system in
disguise, which you never ever approved or desired. This is my most humble prayer,
kindly give us the strength to keep your Divine Grace always as the centre of your
ISKCON-Bangalore not allow us to a party of the disguised acaryas and their party who
claim as the legacy holders, in the words of one prominent IAS officer, they have the
majority and you (ISKCON-Bangalore) have the merits. Our merit is having your lotus
feet as the life and soul of ISKCON-Bangalore.
Your most unworthy servant of your true servants,
Shankabrith Dasa
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Homage unto Srila Prabhupada
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of our spiritual master, His Divine
Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having
taken shelter at His lotus feet.
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvati Gosvami.
You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanya and delivering the Western
countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.
Although I don't even deserve to become the dust of the lotus feet of the servant of the
servant of His Divine Grace Abhay Charnaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada,
still I am trying to offer my respectful obeisances unto him with an immature mind totally
incapable of writing about His Divine Grace, but I hope that it will reach him.
Lord Chaitanya, 500 years back foretold that one day my name will be heard in each and
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every street of the world and to fulfill this Prophecy His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada
took birth. He is an empowered person, purest devotee of Lord Krishna who has deeply
touched the lives of millions and millions including of this insignificant servant of His
Divine Grace.
Out of his causeless mercy upon all living entities of Kaliyug and to abide by the order of
his spiritual master, he undergone several difficulties to illuminate the whole Human race
with the light of Krishna Consciousness and saved millions of people from the blazing fire
of Material Survival and without any ill motive provided us the eternal peace and
happiness.
I was at the peak of foolishness and stupidity, though undeserving, I came in contact with
Srila Prabhupada in his divine instructions, the instructions which he, out of his causeless
mercy, provided very simply for the whole humanity, so that even the undeserving fools
like me can also take benefit out of the most secret and eternally blissful knowledge of the
Vedas.
Srila Prabhupada has showered on us the LOVE OF KRISHNA, THE SUPREME
PERSONALTIY OF GODHEAD establishing our friendship with Krishna which is a
topmost engagement for any soul in three worlds. I really wonder that how a useless soul
like me is bestowed with such a great and eternally blissful mercy.
O, Srila Prabhupada, Being a child I can’t express my gratitude towards you but please be
merciful on us like this, for we don't have any other source of even doing good to
ourselves.
You are always there in our hearts guiding us at every moment hence making our lives a
success.
The insignificant servant of your servant’s servant standing in the queue for your mercy.
Aakash, Jaipur
• • •
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
I was born in the darkest ignorance, and You have opened my eyes with the torch of
knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I am very much fortunate to offer the words of praise unto your lotus feet once more. By
your causeless mercy, I am now two years old in the movement indicative of your
reciprocation in many ways, which also houses lot of miracles in the past one year.
Firstly, I was totally dumbstruck when my parents, who were much against the decision
of practicing K.C full time, all of a sudden agreed whole-heartedly. This was just
unbelievable.
Secondly, although I had some hatred towards a particular service, you have mystically
taken me through a path wherein I started to like that service and by your divine guidance
I got the same service, and I am relishing this service today to such an extent that I am not
able to feel the “sense of contentment”, which in turn is the drive to work harder. At the
same time, I am most of the times overwhelmed by the results and forget your divine hand
behind the scene, thus falsely claiming the proprietorship for myself. Therefore, I beg your
Divine Grace to always keep me reminded of my real position as a humble instrument in
your lotus hands.
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I would also humbly pray at your Divine Grace to always keep my enthusiasm standards
to the highest degree, so that my service unto your Lotus feet is never slackened under
any trying circumstances, which could be explained as the sole reason for falling victim to
the external energy of the Supreme Lord. Kindly forgive me for all my in-capabilities and
weakness in executing your divine instructions and in following your orders.
On this auspicious occasion, I would also like to beg Your Divine Grace to help me in the
following aspects, which finally leads to the attainment your lotus feet:-
1) to chant 16 rounds of Hare Krishna maha mantra nicely and offenselessly,
2) to follow 4 regulative principles strictly,
3) to read your books regularly,
4) to render practical devotional service unto your Lotus feet
5) to be a full-time devotee in this mission of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu for this whole life
so that I’ll be instrumental in your lotus hands in propagating the transcendental
glories of the holy name of the Lord,
6) to overcome lust, greed and anger which are the 3 gateways to hell,
7) to overcome lording over tendency and grabbing over tendency due to which I was
thrown out of your association into this material world,
8) Empower me to preach K.C vigorously,
9) Forgive me of the offenses committed at the lotus feet of all Vaisnavas.
Lastly, I would pray that the only drive in serving your Lotus Feet be the satisfaction of
your divine self and nothing else.
Your fallen servant,
Acharya Ratna Dasa
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
We are very fortunate to take part in your lilas eternally happening on this earth.
For many millenniums mother earth has witnessed demons challenging the Supreme
Personality of Godhead and eventually getting defeated by Him. Similarly small demons in
Kaliyuga challenge Hare Krishna Movement and finally get defeated.
One such demon in the form of a politician started troubling us when we were making
arrangements to start a new Hare Krishna Center. He threatened to close down the center
by his political influence, money and muscle power. Even the so-called big ministers of
the state feared his dominance in the state. Yet this demon secretly feared that the good
reputation of our movement’s activities might affect his political business.
He ordered that we could open our centre only after completion of the elections and also
placed certain other conditions. Thus, we were forced to postpone our programme. Ten
months passed.Donors and well wishers were unhappy with the delay in commencing the
programme. Even all their attempts to help us failed.
Devotees' daily prayers to Lord continued but no sign of relief was visible. They were
almost living in exile, staying alone in a rented house and getting some prasadam from
nearby temple. Having firm faith on the process, they continued their practice of self-
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discipline and followed regular sadhana of chanting minimum 16 rounds, reading your
books and rendering their services.
One day that politician sent his men to demand a big lump sum amount to allow us to
restart our programme after election. They assured that we could run our unit peacefully,
provided that amount reaches him regularly. This demon was not sparing anyone from his
troubles. Big Companies, Religious Centers and even road side hawkers were all his
helpless targets.
This was one more test for devotees to depend solely on Guru and Krishna. Although
staying far away in Bangalore, senior vaishnavas were always guiding perfectly in every
step for taking right decisions.
Again the demon’s representatives started demanding money for election campaign. They
wanted to please their master by their notorious acts. Failing to get anything from
devotees, they could only curse and leave.
The elections completed and devotees waited for the results.
Governing members from Bangalore pacified devotees assuring that there is no need to
worry. If Krishna decides to protect, nobody can stop His protection. Even powerful
demons like Ravana and Hirnayakasipu were finished by the influence of kala. Our glory
is to fight in the mood of service like Jatayu. Even though he was killed by Ravana, Jatayu
became glorious.
These words came true. Finally this small demoniac politician got defeated in his own
kingdom (Constituency). His ten years of success now ended in pitiable defeat against his
new opponent. His so-called followers ended loyalty and now joined the victorious party.
This material world is a struggle for existence and you have been guiding the devotees
from within and outside, through your movement. Many demons in the garb of
politicians, gurus etc may come and go. But nothing in this world is as sure as your
causeless mercy. As a bonafide Spiritual Master, you are personally taking care of your
disciples and our duty as your disciples is just to remain under your divine shelter and
take care of the movement.
Please give all of us necessary strength to follow principles of Krishna Consciousness and
drive away evil forces opposing your divine movement.
Your Servant,
Achyuthakrishnadasa, Jagannathapuri
• • •
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
amas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëeJai Srila Prabhupada
All glories to you Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my most humble obeisance at your divine lotus feet. The older I get, the
more I realize that everything you said is true; not only in terms of philosophy but in
reality.
I know that the spiritual master debt cannot be paid back so I pray that I will never fall
into the illusion that I have repaid or can ever repay my debt to you. You have given
Kåñëa, and He is unlimited. But please allow me to try to repay the debt. The problem is
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that for whatever little service I try to do, you give more service to do so that I can please
you.
There is no way to know all that you have given, since Kåñëa is constantly revealing
Himself more and more. I can observe some of the invaluable things, but others are too
sublime for my perception.
Dear Prabhupada I am not able to chant the holy name of the lord Krishna so perfectly.
My mind is always absorbed in other thoughts other than chanting. So I pray to you that I
can chant the holy name of the Lord nicely who has appeared very kindly to reveal
himself. I know that chanting of the holy name of the lord is the only way in this age of
kaliyuga to get rid of all dirty material things or past habits. So again and again I pray to
Divine grace Srila Prabhupada So that I can chant Nicely.
Your books are so valuable for me that everything is there. Just by reading your books I
can know Krishna and by knowing whom everything will be revealed. But nowadays I am
not getting the time to read your books even though I have desire to read your books So
kindly help me to come out of this problem.
By your divine mercy I am doing direct service to the Lord. Sometimes I do some offenses
in the service even though I am trying my best to avoid offenses.
I pray to you that Please give me chance to serve the Supreme Lord. That is only possible
by your mercy. And that also I know that by pleasing you and your following the orders of
authorized devotees Only I can please the Supreme Lord Hari.
Just by taking the shelter of your lotus feet I can cross the nescience of this maya or
material world which is full of illusions. So I pray to you that please keep under your
shelter of your lotus feet. You appeared in this material world for the welfare of the fallen
condition soul like me. So please help to come out from this illusions of this material
world that I can enjoy in this material world or this material world at all.
Now you are only my everyting father mother Lord Master who can guide me in this
spiritual journey.
Your aspiring servant
Adi Purusha Dasa
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my obeisances onto your lotus feet. You are a real Guru. I know about many
years ago but actually came in touch with you through Satsang & Yoga Retreat programs.
I am learning real thing through your instructions.
Kindly bless me master to become a good servant of Krsna.
Trying to be your servant,
Aditya Prasad Satpathy, Puri.
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
Sometimes after hearing about you about the efforts and the sacrifices which are taken by
you to spread this Krishna Consciousness to the general mass all over the world, I get
bewildered. Actually I cannot understand how you did it. To do such a thing would be
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completely inconceivable. But the actual reason is that you were not an ordinary soul and
you were driven on to do so much, and you were able to do it so effectively that now your
ISKCON is spread all over the world, and into the hearts of so many millions of people
including one of the most fallen soul like me. The driving force for you is nothing other
than the unalloyed love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krsna, and for the
instruction of your spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura which you
have considered as the life and soul. You were absolutely focused on the lotus feet of your
worshipable superiors, and as a result you received their absolute mercy in all respects.
For me I feel that I am doing nothing to satisfy you and also I’ve not taken your
instructions as life and soul nor I have unalloyed devotion unto the Supreme Lord. That is
the difference between you and me, between you and your contemporaries, and between
you and everyone else.
The most fortunate thing which had happened to me is that, being the most fallen soul in
this material world still I am able to continue in your service and survive in your most
magnificent Krishna Consciousness Movement. This is just because of your causeless
mercy unto me. By this I am very greatly indebted to you. In the 10th Canto of Srimad
Bhagavatam (10.80.41) Sandepani Muni tells Krishna and Sudama: “This indeed is the
duty of all true disciples: to repay the debt to their spiritual master by offering him, with
pure hearts, their wealth and even their very lives.”
And in letters to your disciples you have stated that:
“Actually you are correct, it is not possible for the disciple to repay the debt to the
spiritual master. Therefore the disciple remains eternally indebted to the spiritual master
and continually works in such a way that the spiritual master may become pleased upon
him for such sincere services rendered.
“A Vaisnava always feels himself incapable to repay his debt to his spiritual master;
therefore he works very hard in order to try and repay that debt. He knows that without
the mercy of the spiritual master one cannot preach this Krishna consciousness and
therefore he always tries to act in such a way that he may please his guru. [Letter to Catur
Murti—Tehran, 9 August 1976]
I always have a hankering in me, that I’ve to do something to satisfy you and also to do
something to please you. In one of your letter to your disciples you have instructed that,
“If you feel at all indebted to me then you should preach vigorously like me. That is the
proper way to repay me. Of course, no one can repay the debt to the spiritual master, but
the spiritual master is very much pleased by such an attitude by the disciple. In the
Bhagavad-gita it is said: vyavasayatmika buddhir ekeha kuru-nandana, “Those who are on
this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one.” Our only business is to be fixed
up in devotional service by pleasing the spiritual master. [Letter to the residents of New
Dvaraka—Bombay, 14 August 1976]
At present one of the tool which you have given to us is the mass preaching through
distributing prasadam which is now distributing over 10 Lakh School going children
throughout India on a daily basis. I being one of the person who is serving in this
particular mission in the HKM centre in Ahmedabad although not qualified to serve still
was given a chance to serve this mission. I have a very strong desire to make the entire
children who are partaking this Krishna prasadam into Krishna Consciousness. It is also
one of the wonderful tools which you have given by which the scope of people taking up
Krishna Consciousness is in a large scale. By this your name is spread all over the city and
also all over India. I also have a desire to make the entire city to take up this Krishna
Consciousness by the following medium:-
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1. By building a wonderful temple here in the heart of the city.
2. By distributing prasadam in a large scale, including distributing prasadam for the
pilgrims who come to this temple.
3. By distributing books and the holy name.
4. To make 100 full time devotees in Ahmedabad as you had instructed to your
disciple earlier.
5. To start many cultural activities, so that we can preach to the people about the
vedic culture
6. To make the people who are working for your mission to Krishna Consciousness.
Although I have a strong desire to do all these activities but still I have the greatest
obstacles which are coming on my path. These obstacles are nothing but the anarthas
which are there in my heart. The basic anartha which I have is to enjoy independent of
Krishna. I always act for my sense gratification which includes working for labha, puja,
etc.., Also I am bound up by lust, greed, anger, delusion, false ego, enviousness, madness
etc., The greatest impediment which I have presently is the mind and also I am too much
overcome by sleep and ignorance which is not allowing me to practice strict sadhana
which is the back bone of my devotional career.
My only prayer to you is to help me overcome these anarthas so that I’ll be able to
concentrate in my saddhana, to chant 16 rounds very attentively without any offenses and
also focus properly in my services. Please fill life in me so that I am able to do my services
very enthusiastically and scrutinizingly. Please help me to understand the instructions
given by you and my authorities and also execute it for your and their satisfaction so that I
may not become a burden for them and your movement. Also help me not to deviate even
for single instructions given by you or my authorities. Please help me to follow the 4
regulative principles without fail. Please help me to be more Krishna Conscious for each
and every activity I perform. Help me to survive in your movement by pleasing you until
my last breadth. There are so many irregularities in me which requires pages to pages to
be described. You know me better. Therefore you can help me to overcome these
irregularities and make a perfect disciple of yours.
I know that if I sincerely pray to You, then you will be able to help me to overcome these
obstacles. Therefore on this most auspicious day of your appearance, My only sincere
prayer is to remove the above mentioned anarthas in me and also satisfy the strong desire
which I have mentioned, by which yourself and my authorities are satisfied. By this in a
small way I will be able to paying back the debt unto you. Praying for your causeless
mercy upon me.
Your most fallen and insignificant servant,
Adi Keshava Dasa, HKM, Ahmedabad
• • •
Dear Spiritual Master,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I am chanting 6 rounds daily. From Janmastami, I am increasing to 16 rounds. Bhagabad
Gita and Krishna consciousness are scientific, not blind belief, because it is all about our
constitutional, spiritual life. My life has changed after I started chanting and attending
Yoga Retreat classes.
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My relatives and friends stop me from chanting. Daily, I pray to Krishna to make my
chanting & reading process go on without cessation. After all this is material and what I
am aiming at is eternal.
So, bless me, my master, to become a good servant of Krishna.
Trying to be your servant,
Aditya Prasad Satapathy, Puri, Orissa.
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I chant 3 rounds daily. I wish to increase 5 rounds from next Janmashtami. I regularly
read your Bhagavat-gita. You as the ocean of mercy, the friend of the poor & Lord of the
master of devotees, gave us Krishna Consciousness which is scientific & not blind beliefs.
There is a large change in my life when I came in touch with your books & philosophy by
attending the Satsang classes. I become a devotee of Lord Krishna & become Krishna
Consciousness. I don’t mind to face any difficulty because Lord Krishna is everything in
my life. I always think, speak, chant about Krishna specially “Hare Krishna Mahamantra”.
I am now following regulative principles. I am servant of God. So I beg for your mercy to
engage my mind & senses always in Krishna Consciousness. The only way that protects
me from birth-death cycle is chanting “Hare Krishna Mahamantra” & to always be a
devotee of Krishna.
Yours Servant
Amaresh Mohanty, Puri, Orissa, Satsang No - 328
• • •
My Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Your Divine Grace!
How wonderful it is that we are able to become fortunate in this otherwise hopeless world
just by coming in touch with Your movement? What would have been our condition if we
did not have the shelter of your institution? Thank You for keeping us under Your care
and giving us the opportunity to live in Your divine home.
I am only beginning to understand the power of the association of Vaishnavas and the
auspiciousness they bring to our lives. Only through them are we able to revive our
relationship with the Lord which we have forgotten for so long. It is because of them do
we start appreciating the Lord’s interest in our life and His concern about our welfare.
In the last year, I have been able to see the hand of merciful Lord in so many instances. I
could also experience His eagerness to reciprocate with us and provide us with constant
care & protection even if we did not care for it.
Unfortunately, I have been averse to the Lord’s kindness due to my own unwillingness to
utilize His mercy and complacency to follow your instructions.
Srila Prabhupada, Your glance is required for me to advance any further towards Krishna.
Please take charge of my life and awaken unflinching determination in me. Please provide
me the strength & intelligence to follow your authority under all circumstances.
Seeking the shelter of Your Lotus Feet,
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Ajay
• • •
All glories and glories to Srila Prabhupada
My respectful and humble obeisance unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master A C
Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I can never forget that this is your causeless mercy alone that I am in your great mission of
Krishna Consciousness and I have been getting saved from the greatest dangers of this
material world.
Also, I can never forget this that how sinful was my life!!! But still you have accepted me
as your disciple and guiding me to have the best things in my life.
Now, I am in your movement from quite some time and rendering my devotional services
in a very smallest way and proceeding forward, I am sure that your causeless mercy will
be showered on this soul and the perfect instructions of yours are always going to become
the pathways for my spiritual progress.
I beg your pardon Prabhupada for sometimes not strictly following the regulative
principles, for inattentive chanting, for not fully engaging in services, for not properly
reading your books, commenting the vaishnavas and for similar offences. I am really
shameful on these activities.
Just one kick of yours is needed, that’s it, all the non-sense can be out and I can come out
of all the above offences, your lotus feet is the only shelter Prabhupada, I know that you
are tolerating me, but still please continue to give the shade of your lotus feet and engage
me in your service fully. This is my request. I would never like to deviate from the shelter
of your of lotus feet but with full surrender I want to be in your service, please use me.
Your servant in service of underprivileged children,
Akinchana Caitanya Dasa (AKCD), TAPF, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
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Saviour Srila Prabhupada
When I was engulfed in ignorance.
When I was drowning in an ocean of tears,
When misery had tied me down,
Oh Prabhupada...
You became...
You became my saviour (4 times)
Saviour
You came as knight, (with sword of knowledge)
Nectar from your words, (soothed our wounds)
surrendered service to Krishna (was your bold message)
Oh Prabhupada
You're
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You're my saviour (4 times)
Here & forever,
You're the only saviour,
Service to thy feet,
is so sweet
Our only saviour Prabhupada
Worlds all ablaze, (without Krishna's gaze)
Mindless rat race, (Maya's craze)
only by your grace, escape this maze
Oh, Prabhupada
You will
You will be my saviour
Oh Prabhupada
Akshara Brahma Das, Nitya Tripta Das, Amit V Anand (Yuga Dharma)
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Dear Gurudev
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I have chanting one round. I will increase from Janmastami. Bhagabat Gita & Krishna
Consciousness is scientific, not blind beliefs. Because the system/ method, advice &
direction of Lord Krishna helps & guides us to be practical in our life. I am from
Nayagarh district. I want to develop my village in giving them also this knowledge &
spread Krishna Consciousness. Please help me in facing the difficulties in this process. I
want to improve my spiritual life by chanting Sri Krishna name & having thoughts on
Krishna.
Please help me to practice your instructions sincerely in my own village in my daily life.
Yours Servant
Akshaya Kumar Mohanty, At/Po – Odagaon, Dist – Nayagarh, Orissa
• • •
To His Divine Grace,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäda
om ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes,
blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupäda, who is very dear to Lord Kåñëa on this earth, having taken shelter at His
lotus feet.
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namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvaté Gosvämé.
You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanyadeva and delivering the Western
countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.
tvaà naù sandarçito dhäträ dustaraà nistitérñatäm
kalià sattva-haraà puàsäà karëa-dhära ivärëavam
We think that we have met Your Goodness by the will of providence, just so that we may
accept you as captain of the ship for those who desire to cross the difficult ocean of Kali,
which deteriorates all the good qualities of a human being.
Çrémad-Bhägavatam 1.1.22
Truly saying, I still don’t no what made me to receive the blessing of you Divine Grace.
The organization which you created is simple. The life of the devotee who dedicated for
this moment will be simple. When I do mistakes you directly instruct through you books
to correct my mistakes. The way you inspire you disciples to devotional service is
wonderful. Songs of the Vaiñëava Äcäryas are so wonderful, they inspire the devotee to do
nice devotional service.You books are really a big treasure for the devotee who want to go
back to god head. I want to do nice devotional service at your lotus feet, but my body is
not co-operating. There is a lot of work to be done to build myself to come to the platform
which pleases you. Please help me in this regard. There are so many things which I did
not really conceive for Example 1.potency chanting the holy name, 2.Potency of having
darshan of the lord, 3.Potecncy of doing devotional service to lotus feet of pure devotee,
etc.. I am staying in Puri, which is abode of Lord Jagannätha. Staying in Puri is not an
ordinary.I wants to really improve my consciousness and the quality of my devotional
service. Prabhupada Prabhupada. Please bless me so that I make a progress in the spiritual
life and be you eternal servant at your lotus feet. Please forgive me for offences that I did
at you lotus feet.
Your eternal Servant,
Ambarisha Dasa, Jagannätha Puri
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Srila Prabhupada:
My Dearest greatest well-wisher please accept my humble obeisance. Before coming in
contact with you I was a two legged animal, I am not claiming that I am a human being in
true sense now, but at least I am trying to become. Earlier I was all about sense
gratification senses in gross or subtle manner. You taught me how I can really satisfy
senses, by satisfying senses of Krsna, the Supreme personality of godhead one can satisfy
the whole Universe. So engaging each sense & every drop of our energy in devotional
service towards Krsna is the completeness of human form of life & you taught us this
lesson. In Bhagwat Geeta Lord Krsna says in all knowledge I am knowledge of self. You
taught us the knowledge of self that we are not body we are part and parcel of Lord Krsna
and our constitutional position is that we are servant of the servant of the Lord. This
supreme knowledge is not taught in any college or University. Prabhupada you taught us
how to know the Lord Krsna and how to love Krsna. Prabhupada please make me a
servant of your lotus feet.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada ki Jai.
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Your most fallen disciple
Amit Soni, Jaipur
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Dearest Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obediences unto your divine lotus feet. I do not have any
qualification to glorify you and moreover do not have much idea about your true
personality. As knowing Krishna is not possible by a condition and tiny living entity, same
way knowing you completely is impossible by a condition and tiny living entity like me. It
is by your mercy only one can get some idea about your true personality.
FOLK is expanding and getting proper shape here in Jaipur by your mercy only. We are
hoping to have around 60 full time temple devotees by the end of 2014, this can be
possible by your mercy only. Please guide us in growing more and more, making people
surrender to Krishna.
When I got to know about estimated Cost of the New Temple in Jagatpura, Jaipur, which
is around 60 to 80 Cr, it gave me impression that erecting such a magnificent and costly
temple is just an impossible task as it requires huge amount of sum. As you are very much
aware of ours monthly collection report, which says that it will take around 60 to 80 years
to complete the same. But your inconceivable potency can do any thing and every thing as
you have mentioned in SB “By the mercy of the guru, even a dumb man can become the
greatest orator, and even a lame man can cross mountains.”. SUDMA SEVA program is
one of your inconceivable transcendental programs, which can make things impossible to
possible.
Even though you are very much aware of all my weaknesses and contaminations, but still
you are bestowing causeless mercy on this unqualified disciple by keeping me in your
shelter. I must admit on this occasion that I am really very fallen and not qualified to take
responsible task, but you are so merciful that you are giving opportunities and strength to
execute them.
All the things of child are fulfilled by parents without being asked same way you are
fulfilling all the needs of mine without being asked. The disciple can never repay his debt
to his spiritual master, and shall be indebted to him eternally.
On this occasion I sincerely beg your causeless mercy to make all of us unite and develop
love and trust in each other here in Jaipur so that the society can grow by manifold.
Aspiring to become your servant,
Anantha Sesha Dasa, Jaipur
• • •
My Most beloved Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupada,
My most humble pranams at your Lotus feet.
I was literally in the dark and you have saved me and brought light into my life. I was
living like an aimless person when you brought me into contact with the Supreme Lord
and have changed my life. It is by your mercy that I have gained the most precious gift of
the holy name.
Thank you Srila Prabhupada for all your guidance, protection and many more things
which I cannot describe in words. Please give me the shelter of your lotus feet. I know
that you there for me whenever I want you even I do not deserve all that.
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Your Vani in the form of your books is more sweeter than nectar and have formed the
basis of my life and I enjoy that nectar everyday hope by the will of the Supreme Lord and
your causeless mercy will enjoy it for the rest of my life.
Thank you for all you grace, Mercy and Guidance and please forgive any mistakes
committed at your lotus feet knowingly or unknowingly.
With humble obeisances at your lotus feet
Ananth and Prabha
• • •
Jai Srila Prabhupada
I offer my respectful obeisance to our beloved Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupada.
As you know how I gradually came into your transcendental movement by associating the
devotees and mind opening books. This association s gives me impetus to follow your
instructions. Prabhupada because of association of devotees I am able to attend Mangla
Arti, Chanting 16 round last but not least attending Srimad Bhagavatam class. Even
teaching of Jada Bharat also says unless one has the opportunity to get the association of
the devotees of the lord, he can never understand anything about Spiritual life. I have just
begune my spiritual journey. I know that can’t be complete without your karuna.
Srila Prabhupada by your mercy I have the opportunity to be associating of devotees, who
are sincerely following your instruction. Prabhupada knowingly or unknowingly I may
committing offences at your lotus feet as well as other Devotees too.
Please forgive me for all my mistakes and keep me in your lotus feet!
Srila Prabhupada ki Jay!
Your Servant!
Anant Virya Das Jaipur
• • •
à ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the
torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him.
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and unto the
feet of all Vaiñëavas.
Today is very auspious day for all the devotees in Krishna conscious movement because
Today’s the birth of our spiritual master. It is said that the spiritual master is always with
his disciple through his instruction
Prabhupada I always thank you for giving me matchless gift which one gets of many many
lives. I know that I not eligible for such things but Prabhupada you are so mercy full that
you made me to take up Krishna conscious movement after knowing every thing about
me. What ever I says its nothing to glorify the qualities of Prabhupada.
I pray to you Srila Prabhupada please give me full strength and knowledge to serve your
movement till my life.
Prabhupada as you know that still I am not able to follow your instruction with whole
heart but I have full faith that one day will come when I able to follow your all
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instructions.
Once more I take vow in front of all devotees, Srila Prabhupada and lord that I will follow
four regulative principles and I will chant sixteen rounds daily without fail.
Prabhupada please forgive me if knowingly or un knowingly any offences I would have
committed at your louts feet.
Yours servant,
Angada Dasa
• • •
Dear Prabhupada,
“Namah Om Vishnu padaya Krishna presthya Bhutale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin Iti Namine”
I am offering humble obeisance at your lotus feet. Please accept my humble obeisance at
your divine lotus feet. All glories to your wonderful, transcendental books, which are
bringing to this darkened world the light of true knowledge. All glories to your wonderful,
transcendental pastimes, which bring joy into the hearts of all those who read about them.
I offer all respect to Prabhupada, you have come to us garbed as a wandering mendicant,
but instead of begging something from us, you filled our lives with a wealth of knowledge
and virtue. Your words, so sweetly spoken, give meaning and purpose to our misdirected
lives. Because your words are filled with beauty, grace, and wisdom, they encourage and
arouse within us a desire to serve you beyond our own abilities and personal ambitions.
They turn us away from a sinful path, placing us on the road to spiritual perfection. Grant
us the ability and courage to continue to receive your words faithfully and gratefully into
our hearts, for without them the substance of progressive human life will be lost. Because
you are the founder of this great spiritual movement called ISKCON, your words are law.
I offer my humble obeisance unto you, Prabhupada, and pray to always remain at your
lotus feet. You are eternally situated as a pure associate of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu,
dedicating your life to fulfilling His desire to have the Hare Krishna maha-mantra chanted
in every town and village. You are freely giving us the opportunity to reestablish our
eternal relationship with a, which is filled with eternity, knowledge, and bliss. Dear
Prabhupada, most beloved spiritual master, kindly accepts my humble respects. Grant me
the ability to feel and express my heartfelt gratitude for all that you have kindly bestowed
upon us. Prabhupäda, please accept this humble offering, whose words fall short of
expressing and glorifying your ever-increasingly wonderful activities and virtues. With all
affection of heart that a disciple may be able to offer let me now offer unto you on this
most holy of days, your appearance day.
Thank you very much for your causeless mercy onto me.
Your humble servant
Anil Kumar, Jaipur
• • •
Dear Spiritual Master ,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
My life was full of darkness. My spirit was in illusion. In this material world if one wants
to rise to the spiritual platform, he can not achieve it easily, because of presence of many
bogus gurus & swamijis, who themselves have no proper clarity on spirituality. What a
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miserable condition. A friend of mine gave me a book of yours’. I read it and came to
know about the importance of chanting Hare Krishna mantra & so I started to chant 6
rounds every day. Now I plan to increase to 16 rounds from Janmastami. Please bless to
do devotional service under your guidance. I take your lotus feet for my shelter and obey
your words for my darkened way. You have opened my darkened eyes and filled my heart
with transcendental knowledge.
My spiritual master, you are the ocean of mercy, the friend of poor and the Lord and
Master of the devotees. O Master! Be merciful unto me Give me the shade of your lotus
feet.
Your servant,
Aniruddha Kumar Sahoo, Puri, Orissa.
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I offer my respectful obeisance to your lotus feet and to all the devotees who with the
torchlight of knowledge has opened my eyes which were blinded by the darkness of
ignorance.
You helped me to distinguish between the material life and spiritual life. Material life
means sleeping, eating, mating, defending while on the other hand spiritual life means to
understand who I am? what is the goal of my life? You also taught me to distinguish
between the animal life and human life.
Your Servant
Ankit Chaturvedi, Jaipur
• • •
Om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
Caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah
My dear Spiritual master Srila Prabhupada I am indebted to you. You got me out of
ignorance & opened my eyes. I was completely absorbed in sense gratification and
wasting this precious life but as soon as I came in contact with your movement and your
disciples I was transformed and got to know – who am I? What is the goal of my life?
I got to know that we are actually Krsna’s eternal servant – Jiver svaroop hoy Krsner nitya
Das. Without any qualification or efforts I am getting Krsna’s mercy, just because of you,
but whenever I remember your stint in Vrindavana for “Back to God head” magazine or
your experience on the ship ‘Jaldoot’ or your initial days in USA I feel myself unworthy to
serve you. You took a lot of sufferings to save millions of souls like me.
Srila Prabhupada, I beg you to please forgive my offenses and bless me that I would be
able to serve you and your movement in whatever way possible.
Your Servant
Anupam Atreya, Jaipur
• • •
Nama Om Vishnu Padaya Krishna Presthaya Bhutale Srimate
bhakti vedanta svamin iti namine
Namaste sarasvate deve gaura vani pracharine
Nirvisesa sunyavadi Pascatya desa tarine
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Respected Prabhupada,
All glories to you. You have given me a new life, you are very dear to me. This is because
of your prestigious movement ISKCON. Nobody else can imitate you. One who travelled
to Boston with 40 rupees in hand, within a short period of time owned an empire of
billions of dollars. Your writings are very interesting. I have read your Bhagvad-gita which
cannot be compared with any other material book. I had seen the treasure box containing
Krishna but your instructions were the only instrument which could open it. You spread
the valuable Hare Krishna Maha mantra which was once brought to earth by Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu. You are the one who made hippies who never took care of the body realise
that they were souls. You gave food for life –prasadam. All glories to you, who gave
thousands of lectures, wrote many books, the person who always lives in his instructions.
Please accept my respectful obeisances.
Jai Srila Prabhupada
By,
Anushka Pathak
• • •
Hare Krishna!
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet."
"Our respectful obeisances unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvaté Goswami.
You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Chaitanya and delivering the Western
countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.
Prabhupada, My savior you have protected me from various dangers and you are helping
me to lead a devotee life. I am indebted to you in various ways but how will I repay you? I
feel I can repay you only by preaching Krishna consciousness to youngsters and by
following your instructions strictly. At any given point of time let me not take any credit
as preacher let me offer all my preaching abilities to your lotus feet.
At last I feel the lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain
pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace
one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Kåñëa. My only wish
is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth.
Attachment to his lotus feet is the perfection that fulfills all desires. He opens my
darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth after
birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic
scriptures sing of his character. Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the friend of
the poor, and the lord and master of the devotees. O master! Be merciful unto me. Give
me the shade of your lotus feet. Your fame is spread all over the three worlds. Jai Srila
Prabhupada
Your servant,
Appanna S K
• • •
My dear Master, friend,
Thank for your causeless mercy to accept me in your army to reform me as well as this
planet. I do not know where I would having been loitering behind any dead matter or any
temporary so called happiness. Not just that, I can see your compassion through your
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institutional mechanism for my day to day falling down situations. I am not sure how I
can repay this debt for there is no repayment for your mercy to enlightening by giving this
kind of a perception about spiritual life. I beg your forgiveness for my blaspheme or
offense to the holy name or to any of the Vaisnavas who serve you and your mission
sincerely. For you are so compassionate for even a person who wanted to kill by replacing
your position as an ACHARYA. Dear Prabhupada please guide me to progress further in
my spiritual life for my progress in very slow. However I can see a lot of guidance from
you through your books and quotes. One of them says that” DRDHA-VRATA Firm
determination – Finish this business, this life: One life let me be strict in following the
discipline and regulative principles. This is called ‘TAPASYA’. Although inconvenient I
must do it to solve my problems”. So please guide me to remain in the same
consciousness and serve your mission forever. Also please guide me where and how I can
be with HIS GRACE ‘MADHU PANDIT PRABHU’ to get the same momentum of this
HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT across the globe as in 1970’s. Although my blood is
burning to hear that, the so called GURUS have tried to ruin the movement as much as
they can and pending is running with your mercy and the sadhana process what you have
given them. But I may have this feeling some time and fall down sometime by getting
attracted to sense objects.
Please give me Spiritual Strength to raise to that level where I can always be engaged
enthusiastically in your service…
Your servant,
Aravindaskha Dasa
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet on this auspicious occasion of your
appearance. I am totally incompetent to write any Vyasa puja offering for your
glorification since your glories are unlimited like that of the glories of the Supreme
Personality of Godhead, Krishna. My offering is just like a devotee offering Ganges water
to the Ganges. Actually, when one takes a palmful of water from the Ganges, the Ganges
does not lose anything, and similarly if a devotee offers a palmful of water to the Ganges,
the Ganges does not increase in any way. By my attempt to glorify you, I get purified of
this material contamination and can progress in Krishna consciousness. It does not benefit
you in any way, but out of your causeless mercy, you have given me an opportunity to
glorify you on your appearance day.
In my earlier Vyasa Puja I had mentioned that my initial days at Grihastha ashrama were
days of confusion and uncertainty especially with reference to balancing material and
spiritual needs. I had also confessed that there was very little guidance and support in this
regard and it had caused some resentment. By your causeless mercy and by the mercy of
the Vaishnavas, the difficulties are subsiding and my sadhana and service have improved
drastically during the past one year. Still there is a long way to go and I need further
improvement in the following areas.
1. Attitude to service 2. Attitude to other Vaishnavas 3. Quality of participation in
sadhana.
Maya is very strong and can easily defeat an aspiring sadhaka from the path of devotional
service. It is by your unlimited kindness that I am able to continue rendering service in
your organization.
During the recent Brahmotsava celebrations, it was exactly on the Appearance day of the
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Deities that ISKCON, Bangalore was declared independent by the civil court. Even an
ordinary man can perceive the divine hand of the presiding Deities of ISKCON, Bangalore,
Sri Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra. In such a wonderful place where their Lordships are
playing great pastimes, I have been given an opportunity to render some service. I need to
recollect these wonderful incidents which really make all our so-called problems appear
insignificant. It is just mind boggling if we think of the scale of prasadam that is being
distributed to school children. By the mercy of Srimati Radharani, “The Akshaya Patra
Foundation” is feeding almost 1 million children everyday.
I am involved in preaching to many youngsters so that they can practice Krishna
consciousness seriously. Some may even dedicate their life for the mission of Sri
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The turmoil and sufferings in the world have drastically increased
in the recent past mostly due to their sinful activities. Hope this may motivate many
intelligent people to dedicate their lives for the wonderful mission of Lord Chaitanya.
Once again I would like to mention that it is due to your causeless mercy I have been
given an opportunity to serve in your mission. Even though I am very happy for having
received this wonderful opportunity to serve in your mission, I know that at heart I am
not a sincere candidate for Krishna consciousness. Therefore I beg at your lotus feet, Srila
Prabhupada, to help me do my service sincerely and improve my consciousness.
Please forgive me for any offenses committed at your lotus feet.
Your insignificant servant,
Aravinda Lochana Das
• • •
Dear Prabhupada,
Thanks a lot for giving me one more chance to write an offering to you. I wonder will you
ever forgive me for my mistakes. Sorry that I am not able to follow your instructions. The
taste for chanting, reading, lectures and even prashadam is reduced. I am blessed by your
diving grace with newer and newer responsibilities but I am sorry that I am not able to
take them to the best of my abilities. You are always there to guide me at every step and
trying to teach me the intricacies of Krishna consciousness but I am so unfortunate that I
am not accepting them at all in the right spirit.. I know that you have taken charge to
deliver me from this nescience but its my unwillingness to take your instruction, which is
acting as a stumbling block on my path to liberation. Even after committing so many
offences, you are still keeping me in the devotee’s association. If it is not your unlimited
mercy, then what it is. Prabhupada I can not perform devotional service on my own
strength. If you kindly show your special mercy then there is some way for this wretched
soul. Help me so that I can always maintain my consciousness and will always be engaged
in devotional service.
Your most fallen servent
Arjunnath Das, Jaipur
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Dear Spiritual Master,
Please accept my humble obeisances,
I am chanting above 16 rounds daily. I am increasing from Janmastami above 7. The
Bhagabad-gita is the views of “Lord Krishna”
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In every page of your book, I get imparted in my heart with the spiritual knowledge.
Krishna helps me to face the difficulties. Your instructions guide me at every step. Please
bless me to improve in spiritual life by following rules and regulations given by You and
be daily in touch with your spiritual books.
Yours student,
Arun Prasad Satapathy, Puri, Orissa
• • •
My Sastanga Namaskara to the only GURU of this world HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami
Srila Prabhupada
All glories to HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada
Being such a great devotee of lord Krishna, and dearest to Krishna,
Living in Krishna’s adobe, you came to this material world to deliver fallen souls.
Because of your kindness and mercy towards fallen soul so many fallen souls living the
materialistic way of life, and suffering under the illusion Maya have got a chance to realize
their position on spiritual platform. Because of you many fallen souls now enjoying
unlimited spiritual enjoyment by being in the service of lord Krishna.
It’s the only you who can deliver the fallen souls back to godhead.
Its only because of you a fallen soul can become free from material oceans of miseries.
Its only you who can burn our Karma's accumulated from so many births in this material
world, to get pure love of godhead.
It’s only because your causeless mercy one can get love of godhead
Thank you for guiding us in a right path to attain Bhakti, Love of Godhead.
Thank you for your causeless mercy towards fallen souls.
Thank you for illuminating our life with the torch of knowledge.
Thank you everything we got from you.
Even if a great devotee takes a whole life time to describe the causeless mercy of
Gurumaharaj it will be still incomplete, being trying to become devotee of lord I'm using
my very limited knowledge and very limited senses to describe you Gurumaharaj.
Pls keep mercy on this fallen soul my illuminating with torch of knowledge, Give this
fallen soul strength and strong determination to serve you and supreme lord.
Pls give this fallen soul a chance and favorable circumstances to serve you, supreme lord
and your mission throughout my life, and get love of godhead.
Trying to be yours servant’s servant’s servant’s servant …………….
Arun S S
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Dear Gurudev
Please accept my humble obeisances.
Before coming to Krishna Consciousness, I don’t used to spend any time to know about
the truth of life, which now I got to know with your mercy through your instructions.
Now I am punctual. I get up ‘4’ o’clock in the morning. I am now chanting “4 to 6” rounds
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in a day. I will try to increase 2 rounds. Bhagavat Gita & Krishna Consciousness is
scientific its not blind belief because the rules & principles of Bhagavat Gita & Krishna
Consciousness are based given by the bonafide guru from bonafide disciplic succession
from Krishna. They can change any man from bad to good with the blessings of Lord
Krishna. My parents always encourage me to attend the Satsang classes.
Gurudev, kindly keep me in your service throughout my life.
Yours Servant
Asish Kumar Mohanty, Puri, Orissa, Satsang No – 328
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Dear Gurudev,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I am chanting one round. I am increasing from Janmastami above 4 rounds. I am doing
well in my studies as so that others, by seeing my results also will take to Krishna
Consciousness.
Dear Gurudeva, I am your neophyte student. Kindly help me in all way to follow your
instructions and completely engage in Krishna’s service.
Yours student,
Ashok Kumar Nayak, Puri, Orissa
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
We can cross a river by swimming but it will take a lot of time. But with the help of a boat
we can easily cross the river in minimum time. Boat is the spiritual path and boat’s captain
is the spiritual Guru. I believe with the help of a spiritual master, we can easily connect to
God by following his principles. I feel fortunate to have the shelter of You, Guruji which
helped me to become Krishna Consciousness.
Chanting Hare Krishna Mantra and following the 4 regulative principles have made
tremendous change in my life. I am now chanting 8 rounds and I will increase it to 12
rounds from Janmashtami. People think Bhagavad-gita and Krishna consciousness are just
blind belief. It is not so because it makes my mind stable and develops self control. My life
styles have changed completely. After chanting Hare Krishna Mantra I have become more
stable and am able to easily concentrate in my studies. Whenever I face any problem I do
not get panic. Initially my relatives and friends criticized me on my chanting. Now they
have understood its importance after seeing changes in me. I am trying to be a completely
surrendered soul at your lotus feet so that I can get my soul purified.
O Spiritual master, please have your merciful eyes on me so that I can attain pure
devotional service. Do not make me ever to forget to chant Hare Krishna Mantra under
any circumstances and please help me to have control on my senses, so that I can be a
good human being.
Your disciple,
Ashutosh Kar, Puri, Orissa
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Dear Gurudev
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Please accept my humble obeisances.
I am chanting one round daily. I am increasing 5 rounds from Janmastami.
Bhagabat Gita and Krishna Consciousness help human life. The big change in my life is
that I am becoming good even in my studies after I started following your instructions by
your reading books & chanting. Some of my friends criticize me, but some support me to
follow this path. Earlier I was an atheist but now I came to know who is God, demigod,
etc.
I am like a student in your movement. So please help also me in good way. Please give me
your blessings. Please help me to practice your instructions sincerely.
Trying to be Your servant,
Asutosh Sahoo, Puri, Orissa
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All glories to Srila Prabhupada
I read your book “Life comes from Life” in which you talked about life on other planets,
evolution of consciousness and many more thought provoking topics. And in the last page
you made me introspect, who I am? Where have I come from? Who or what is GOD?
What is my relationship with god and this world? And in this book you mentioned that
“Those persons who have no discrimination in the matter of food stuff and who eat all
sorts of rubbish are compared to hogs.” And you explained why we should abstain from
eating non-veg and what food we should eat. At that very instance I was provoked to ask
myself whether I am a Hog or a human being? If I am a human being then I should not eat
non-veg. Since then I became vegetarian. Two or three months latter I came to Bangalore
to meet my friend. We then visited ISKCON-Bangalore. There I met Lilavatar Prabhu who
told me to meet Bindhumadhav Prabhu in Chennai. Under Bindhumadhav Prabhu’s
association I started attending BG classes, chanting few rounds on japa-mala, and have
Prasdam with devotees.
I offer my respectful obeisance to you, Srila Prabhupada. You are my spiritual master. By
your mercy I am able to know my goal of life, and became a vegetarian. You open my
darkened eyes and fill my heart with transcendental knowledge. By your grace today I
could know about Lord Chaitanya and Lord Krishna.
Being born and brought up in West Bengal I had very little knowledge about Lord
Chaitanya. But after coming in association with devotees at Chennai I could know him as
the most merciful incarnation of the Lord.
Jai Srila Prabhupada,
Hari bol!
Atul Sarkar, Folk Hostel, Koramangala
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisances at your lotus feet.
Your glories and greatness, what does an ignorant person like me know? Your fame is
sung all over three worlds and i am not serious that such a person is ready to lead me to
Krishna. O spiritual energy of Krishna, you are the saviour of the fallen and reliever of
material miseries. i cannot describe my good fortune that i have got association of you and
the great institution you have founded.
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I cannot fall down any more because i am already on the ground and haven't gotten up
since my last fall. Daily violating the regulative principles, where is the hope? i will win
hands down against Duryodhana and Dushasana combined in breaking the principles of
Religion. My plight is so bad it is much beyond words to explain. i cannot do anything but
beg again and again for your mercy. That’s the only hope for me.
I can sense, however, that the desire to somehow try to serve your desire is dimly burning.
My prayer is to help me always preserve that fire.
Begging to be in your service
Badrinath K, FOLK Student
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble observes unto your lotus feet. “Prabhupada” you are so merciful
and compassionate toward this fallen soul that, you are allowing to serve Sri Sri
Radhakrishna Chandra and his devotees …………………. Such a great opportunity no
one can award except your divine grace.
As you desire to have beautiful temple and preaching programme in all city and village.
We very humbly, with your mercy, are trying to come up with a temple in Jaipur. This is
the beginning year of our journey and we require your special mercy in order to serve
their lordship Sri Sri Radha Krishna, Sita Ram and Hanuman Jee…….
It is very difficult not only to convince other but also to engage myself in devotional
service especially morning Sadhama and 16 good round of chanting because of the
allurement of maya…
I fall to your lotus please bestow your mercy so that I may be able to serve you and your
mission till the end of my life.
Please forgive my offences towards vaishnavas knowingly or unknowingly and strengthen
me in devotional service so that I may be able to complete my missionary work.
Your servant
Balamukunda Dasa, Jaipur
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I am chanting in 16 rounds daily. I am increasing 5 rounds from Janmastami. Bhagabat
Gita and Krishna Consciousness are scientific not blind beliefs. I feel peace in chanting. I
thank you for blessing and helping me from many difficulties which I faced from my
friends and relatives. I think my life is nothing without Krishna consciousness, which I
taste because of your mercy. God is most important part of our life. We always thinks
good for others and God. Please bestow on me the faith and positive thinking of the real
life.
Please help me to practice your instructions sincerely.
Your disciple,
Basanti Senapati & Mitali Dei, Puri, Orissa
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances.
Krishna Consciousness, the boon for human life, gives me immense pleasure and bliss. I
am chanting 2 to 3 rounds daily. But I will increase it to 6 to 8 rounds from this
Janmastami. Bhagabat Gita and Krishna Consciousness undoubtedly scientific because it
brings a change in the human life, as a result of which, he attains liberation from the
material bondage. But had it been just a blind belief, it wouldn’t have provided the
answers successfully to the obscurities and troubles in the life. It brings pleasure to soul. I
am practicing the four regulative principles. To be very honest, I doesn’t face any trouble
what so ever from my friends and relatives. The only way to improve in the spiritual life is
to follow four regulative principles along with chanting and following the scared path
given by the spiritual master.
Please be merciful to me and strengthen my inner – self to practice your instructions
sincerely.
Yours Servant
Bikash Chandra Behera, Puri, Orissa
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Dear Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
It is your causeless mercy only that I got this rarest of rare gem the seed for devotional
service and your instruction provides the strength to sow the seed. Otherwise I was lost in
the darkness and was completely involved in the material activities as a karmi. My mind
was totally distorted by the material desires and was very ambitious to achieve them. But
it was by your mercy that I came in touch with your books and started associating with
your devotees. It is after this only I started realizing the real value of life. It took some
time to understand the point only after undergoing few rough phases of my life. It used to
happen like whenever I had any disappointing moment I used to read your books or used
to come across some of your quotes. I don’t know how it happened but I used to get all
the solution for my problems. It is by your grace only that such problems used to get
solved so easily. Even associating with the devotees helped me immensely. So, in this way
my faith towards you gradually increased.
Prabhupada you have shown everyone of us that just having an unflinching faith on Guru
and Krishna one can cross any hurdle. By this Krishna Consciousness Movement you have
given the society the matchless gift for it offers the highest perfection of life. Following
your instructions has changed the life of many as it leads to the ultimate goal of life. So,
Prabhupada please give me the necessary strength so that I can follow your instructions
without any deviation and can always render service to Krishna and His pure devotees.
Yours undeserved servant
Bh. Abhishek
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|| Om ajnaana timiraandhasya jnaanaanjana shalakaya ||
|| Chaksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri guruve namah ||
|| Namah om visnu paadaya krishna prashtaaya bhutale ||
|| Srimate bhakti vedaante swamin iti naamine ||
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My Dear Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
In the 2008 Vyasa Puja offering I had expressed my desire to become a part of Your
ISKCON and Your causeless mercy has showered upon me and the desire is fructified.
Now my only prayer to You, Srila Prabhupada is to save me from committing the offenses
and to bless to serve your mission throughout the life. Also, Prabhupada, give all the
mercy and necessary strength to “Your true disciples” all over the globe to follow your
instructions and to work for your satisfaction and your happiness.
All glories to Jagad-Guru Srila Prabhupada…
Your most insignificant servant
Bh. Ananta
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All glories to Jagadguru Srila Prabhupada
Dandavats to all the devotees who have dedicated their life for propagating Lord Caitanya
Mahaprabhu’s mission following Srila Prabhupada’s instructions rigidly.
Please accept my humble obeisance.
Whatever the situation I am now either material or spiritual is because of the mercy of my
Spiritual Master. Thank you for providing all the fortune moments to be in association
with devotees. But an unfortunate soul like me couldn’t understand such association and
its importance.
It’s very difficult for a person who is a gross materialist to appreciate the glories of Spritual
Master and the Spiritual life.
Though there is a strong conviction level and the faith I have with my spiritual master,
still wanted to take slaps and pit falls of illusory world. It’s a question of free will to act in
favorable/unfavorable circumstances. Let me run this free will towards the spiritual path
as shown by my Spiritual Master.
With a greater support from devotees to engage in devotional service, I couldn’t follow the
instructions properly due to not having higher taste and lack of interest in spiritual life.
I regret for all my offenses at your lotus feet. Please forgive all those. All this time, I have
begged only mundane things and have become miser in front you.
Now please give me more spiritual strength to practice Krishna Consciousness following
regulative principles and offense less chanting. Remove all dirty things from my heart,
purify my consciousness and help me engage in serving you and the Supreme Lord
Krishna eternally.
Insignificant Soul,
Bh. Ganesh
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Dear Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
Prabhupada, amazing thing which I can see is, you attracted me from ‘Karmi’ life to your
shelter with very systematic manner. I was deeply in mode of passion and ignorance up to
the level of underworld dons were my role models and I was attached to so many
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organizations which is teaching how to lead demoniac or animal life very nicely. You
shown Your mercy through the way which I can be attracted materially then slowly told
me “Yasyatma budhi….”. Prabhupada, You really made 180 degree phase shift in my life
now.
I whole heartedly accept that I have no eligibility to serve you, but Prabhupada, I really
want to serve Your mission. Sometimes I think how nice it will be if all people get your
mercy like this and I am the most fortunate to have that causeless mercy. If any intelligent
person little bit comes to know about you, he cannot deny that you are the best shelter
provider to the whole world.
Prabhupada, I beg you to remove all dirty things from my heart and use me as your
instrument. I am a maid servant to You, now You squeeze me, punish me or whatever You
wanted to do please do it. But only request is protect me from all “maya” and involve me
only in your service. I know I am a fool, I am still so passionate to do so many things and
I may be hankering for so many things but please suppress those and send those things
out of the boundary lines of my life. Prabhupada, what I meant to say is please utilize me
however You want.
Your servant,
Bh. Ganesh
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All glories to the Srila Prabhupada,
My great-full thanks to you, because you have given me a chance to live in ashram and
associate with your honorable disciples. Please keep the dust of your lotus feet, so that
this fool can go back to home back to godhead. You are the real well-wisher to all. I have
hurt you and your disciples by thinking some non-sense, please forgive this rascal no.
one. I know that you are so merciful upon me. Please help me to do nice devotional
service without any deviation.
Yours Servant,
Bh. Gopinath
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Srila Prabhupada please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
Even though I’m an unqualified man, you have kept me under your shelter, it is causeless
mercy. I’m eternally indebted to you; I have nothing done to your lotus feet. You
are so glorious, your glories cannot be glorified by use words if this wretched man, still
this is an attempt to do it on your Appearance Day.
Till today I remember, 10 May 2002 the first meeting with your through your devotee and
opened my eyes to a wonderful Krishna conscious world. Then onwards, I was very much
attached to the temple activities and I was doing my sadhana very seriously. In 2004
although I had a desire to join the mission full time, but due to personal problems I was
unable to join as per the guidance given by the temple authorities to settle down the
problem. I was very disappointed and lost the hope to join again thinking in the mind
that, the problem would 8 odd years to get solved. However, I was able to endeavor to
settle the problem in your inspiring quote “By your endeavor you can’t achieve anything,
but the lord want to do some thing for you and no one can check it. You just depend on
Lord”. Even though I don’t know how to depend on the Lord, but the word “depend on
the Lord” was always striking in my mind.
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In 2007 there was a miracle in my life and I came out of all the obstacle that I was facing
to join the temple. It was unbelievable that, within 2 years how it could happen. Since the
time estimated was 8 years for suffering from problem. From this I realized that, when a
pure devotee like you desires then the Lord can sanction unconditionally even though I’m
most sinful person.
After my personal problems settled down I was thought I will join after some time,
because my material life was calm. Srila Prabhupada, as you know I promised you so
many things but I have not fulfilled anything. Still you kept showering your mercy on me,
that is the reason in beginning of 2009 I was able to change my mind set immediately. On
7 Feb 2009 you pulled me into your complete shelter, you are so kind. I have not faced
any problem from my family or inside the temple. My only request unto your lotus feet is
that, please keep me in your shelter birth after birth and remember supreme Lord Krishna
always.
Your unqualified Servant,
Bh. Gopal Krishna, ISKCON Bangalore
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My most dearest lovable Srila Prabhupada,
I offer my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet. Last Vyasapuja I prayed you that I
should be inside the ashram and to fully engage in the service of the Lord KRISHNA. You
are so merciful that by the time of this Vyasapuja I am inside the Ashram only with the
help of you.All glories to YOU my LORD.
I was inspired by your Lectures and books and I surrendered unto the Lotus feet of the
Lord.I am very much grateful to you, because you gave an opportunity to serve YOU and
the SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD. I am very thankful to YOU because you
are fulfilling the desires of this fallen soul.Without your mercy one cannot cross the ocean
of material nescience. I am so happy that you bestowed your causeless mercy unto me.
Because YOU made this fallen soul to chant 16 rounds of Harekrishna MahaMantra daily.
All glories to SRIKRISHNA.
O MASTER I don’t want to make any sinful actions. I am a doll in your hands. Please play
with me according to your wish. I am obliged to you because you are giving me proper
intelligence not to make any sinful actions. I am a passionate person and whatever talents
I got, please dovetail those talents in the service of the LORD KRISHNA. I am grateful to
YOU, because you made this fallen soul on the spiritual path.
I was devoid of GOD, but only by YOUR causeless mercy I am trying to know about the
SUPREME GOD. O Lord YOU have the power to convince any soul with YOUR
KRISHNA’s Philosophy. Many devotees are going to temple and rendering their service to
the LORD only by your causeless mercy. YOU gave many good opportunities to serve
YOU and SUPREME LORD. By this I can understand that YOU are bestowing causeless
mercy unto me. Jai SRILA PRABHUPADA. Please give me proper intelligence to deal with
the devotees. Srila Prabhupada one can chant attentively only when YOU bestow mercy
unto them Please bestow mercy unto this fallen soul. Please help me to elevate in the
process of KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS. The process to achieve perfection is very simple
with the help of your process.
Please increase my anxiety, eagerness and enthusiasm levels to serve KRISHNA. On this
occasion I am praying to you to fulfill my small desire that please pick me into YOUR ship
from this pacific ocean of material world to reach the shore of SPIRITUAL WORLD.
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Please help me in preaching of your message as per YOUR norms. How can I show
gratitude towards YOU, for me to know the ultimate goal of life. Please make me polite,
soft and humble towards all the DEVOTEES.I can’t stop glorifying YOU, because YOU are
the one and only well wisher of all DEVOTEES and fallen souls.
Your menial servant,
Bh. Jagadeesh
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I pay my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet. Kindly accept this endeavor of mine
to write of your glories.
About two years ago when I first came across your movement through one of your
disciples at gita counter who sincerely preached to me about spiritual life and
recommended a series of your books to read and slowly cultivated me. Today by your
mercy I joined the ashram to render service unto you. Just reflecting on the past I can
clearly see your merciful presence all the way.
I was spending my valuable years in pleasures of mundane learning, I had no true
understanding of my goal in life, who I am and who is god. Mind was overwhelmingly
filled with lusty desires and always looking for sense gratification. My circle of friends, the
environment and culture I was living were all great illusions and I was falsely taking them
to be a blessing. My ambition was to be successful in my profession and be happily
situated in life, least did I know what is success and what is happiness. Life was full of
anxieties still relational and sense pleasures seemed to give all happiness. There was no
friend, guide, parent, teacher who so ever who could help me realize the true value of this
life. I was only getting further and further entangled by living a very materialistic sinful
life until I became a recipient of your grace.
O merciful father you have been very compassionate by bestowing your mercy on this
most undeserving and fallen soul. I consider myself the most fortunate and blessed.
By your inspiration as I began following slowly your instructions like chanting and
regulative principles, I sensed a surge of detachment like never before, my actions, goals,
thoughts were becoming clear. Much to everyone's surprise I was becoming saintly in
character, seeking devotees association, reading your books and then there was no looking
back. By your mercy I joined your mission here in ISKCON Bangalore, the only place
where your position as an Acharya is strictly followed.
O father, you are the most magnanimous, compassionate and merciful. You are the most
confidential servant of Krishna. You are freely distributing the opportunity of attaining the
highest perfection of spiritual realization- Krishna prema to all the fallen conditioned
souls like me. I beg you, kindly bestow your mercy so that I dedicate my life and
surrender unto you, follow your instructions with sincerity and humility, always chant,
remember and hear the holy name.
Trying to be your servant,
Bh. Karthik
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I am happy to express my Vyasa puja offerings to you.
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Your instructions open the doors to enlightenment and a blissful state of existence. The
simple and lucid way in which you have explained the Vedic scriptures offers a chance to
everyone to perfect his life by reading your books. There is no doubt that by following
your instructions one can achieve the highest perfection of life. Kindly bless me so that I
may follow your instructions.
Your humble servant,
Bh. Murari
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All Glories to Srila Prabhupada,
Prayers and happy feelings for my Spiritual Master on the day of Vyasa puja 2009, Jay
Gurudeva Jay Srila Prabhupada. It is a very rare and reasonless blessing that conditioned
souls get endowed with having come in touch with the lotus feet of our spiritual master.
There is cheerfulness and happiness to be a part of the transcendental design, which is
most sublime and is the supreme good thing for everyone. But I am a very wrong soul,
please forgive this not even trying to be servant, that I have become the reason for
disgrace to the pure devotees at your service and foolishly caused much pain to them.
Your Lordship know everything and are aware of all that is happening here, actually you
personally take care of all the devotees who have taken shelter of your lotus feet. It is your
mercy that you never leave a devotee, who has once taken shelter of you until the soul
reaches the supreme destination.
“What kind of funny character I have, it is just becoming harder to overcome it,
Prabhupada”. By your blessing some awareness is there but please bless me that I would
never become a cheater, but follow as it is.
I know that you spread like a magician with a spiritual wand in your hand that you can
change all ills to auspiciousness and specifically I am afraid of that stick that you keep by
your side. I should get some beating then only will there be any chance of being a worthy
son.
I am endeavoring in spiritual life in my ability and trying to see other things what it is.
Sometimes mistakes also happen, and they are all for our understanding and alertness,
this is the way the spiritual masters blessings pour unlimitedly for all devotees.
But I am unfortunate enough that there is no devotion and inclination although I am
trying and these words are merely wielding of the mind into words and so much feeling is
not there, it may not be misunderstood.
Everyone is begging for the mercy of the spiritual master let me also be a part of it and pay
my humble obedience to My spiritual Master and to all the Vaisnava devotees who had
appeared, would appear and are serving the Lord. For this is the only way to receive the
blessing of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra.
Bh. Pavan, Chhattisgarh, Bhilai
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nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
Dear Çréla Prabhupäda,
Please accept my prostrated obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to Your
Divine Grace.
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saàsära-dävänala-léòha-loka- träëäya käruëya-ghanäghanatvam
präptasya kalyäëa-guëärëavasya vande guroù çré-caraëäravindam
The spiritual master is receiving benediction from the ocean of mercy. Just as a cloud
pours water on a forest fire to extinguish it, so the spiritual master delivers the materially
afflicted world by extinguishing the blazing fire of material existence. I offer my respectful
obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is an ocean of auspicious
qualities.
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes,
blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.
Please give me the strength to do service in your mission, Just keep me under your
shelter. Give me intelligence and provide me what I lack so that I can serve even more
effectively. Where I be always engage me in your service under the guidance of Genuine
Devotees.
Hare Kåñëa
Your servant
Bh. Pradeep
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
All these years I prevented myself from writing an offering on your Vyasa Puja, thinking
myself to be unfit to express your love with few words.
But this time You have pulled me much closer to Yourself and I don’t want to be tricked
by my mind.
I thought it was my past karma which influenced me to take a decision of becoming your
initiated disciple, but no... I was wrong Prabhupada.
It’s only your causeless mercy on this sinful soul which has engaged me in the service of
Radha Krishna Chandra.
Srila Prabhupada, please give me enough spiritual strength, so that my mind is always
filled with your thoughts and instructions.
Your Humble Servant,
Bh. Raghav
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
I offer my respectful obeisance to your lotus feet, Prabhupada you enlightened me with
the spiritual knowledge which i was blind about.
Bhagavad gita says, with the association of a bona fide spiritual master, one can see his
real position, and by such an understanding he can become fixed in full Krishna
consciousness. Many people are trying to elevate themselves to spiritual path but all of
them cannot achieve that. Not only I am such a fallen conditioned soul, but also don’t
have the quality to chant the holy name of the supreme lord, but you have given me such
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an opportunity to be in the association of devotees and chant the holy name of lord. So i
offer my respectful obeisances again and again for giving such a wonderful opportunity.
Your vision of founding ISKCON is to provide association of vaishnavas to the neophytes
like me, because without such association there is no progress in Krishna consciousness.
Now I am so fortunate to get that association as being a full time devotee in your
ISKCON.I have did most abominable things in my past life, as a result of that I am still
suffering being unable to devote myself fully to service to the lotus feet of you and
krishna. I am looking for a ray of your mercy to clean such abominable things from my
heart as a ray of sunlight will dissipate darkness in the room. Even though I am doing so
many offences to holy name while chanting or in executing devotional service, still
because of your forgiveness only I am able to do some services in ISKCON. Please bestow
me with sufficient knowledge and conviction on the holy name of lord and your
philosophy, so that i will be firmly fixed to your instructions and faith in krishna.
Once again i will pray you to always keep me under the shelter of your lotus feet.
Jai Srila Prabhupada
Your fallen servent
Bh. Raghavendra
• • •
How Do I Thank You?
Oh the Savior!
You spread out your helping hand!
I was drowning in the ocean of my own karma.
You said, “Hold my hand! I will deliver you!!”
How do I thank you my savior?
Oh the Ocean of Mercy!
You saved me!
I was an abominable animal.
You said, “You rascal! Live like a human being! Come into my shelter!!”
How do I thank your causeless mercy?
Ohe Vaishnava Thakura!
You introduced Krishna to me!
I was drifting, from one path to another.
You said, “Krishna Consciousness is the Path of Perfection. Take to it”
How do I thank your clemency?
Oh My Dear Eternal Father!
To Thank You!!
Nor do I have any words or any qualification.
So, Again and Again,
Unto Your Lotus Feet,
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I simply pay obeisances.
By
Bh. Ramkumar
• • •
-: Radha Krishna:-
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-taleçrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëenirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
I don’t have words to show gratitude for your causeless mercy of what you have given is
priceless. If you would not have shown your mercy a fallen and degraded soul like me
would have suffered in this material world forever. It’s a fact that the debt of the spiritual
master can never be paid back and thus I am eternally indebted to you. Please accept my
innumerable thanks for taking me under your shelter and thus making me an instrument
in the glorious movement of Lord Caitanya.
As conditioned souls are fallible by nature it is impossible to save oneself from the
clutches of Maya unless one is fully protected by the spiritual master and lord himself.
The fact that I am the most fallen is not hidden from you so I pray unto your lotus feet
that please protect me constantly as I don’t have any refuge other than you and Krishna.
I do not have any good qualities and qualification to serve you but I pray unto your lotus
feet that kindly engage me always in the service of yours and Krishna’s lotus feet so that I
may be able to purify my material existence and get properly situated in the
transcendental loving service of the Lord.
All glories to you.
Your Most Fallen Servant
Bh. Ravi
• • •
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Please accept our most humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä cakñur unmélitaà
yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù ama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya
bhü-tale çrémate bhaktivedänta-sväminn iti nämine namas te
ärasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
Srimad Bhagavatam says for the age of kaliyuga, association of pure devotee is required for
the elevation of degraded people. You are that pure devotee for all of us. Because of your
causeless mercy we have come under the shelter of Krishna. You induced Krishna
consciousness into the hearts of westerners and all of us and turned entire world into
Krishna devotees. Without you it was not all possible for me, I am simply loitering and
rotting in this material world. For all these years I simply wasted my life in a so called
material education and service of so called relatives and many others, all that is simply
Maya. You opened my eyes and made me understand the real truth. How can I repay you
for all this?
It cannot be possible even life after life for this insignificant soul.
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So I want you serve you eternally. Now I don't want to waste even a single moment please
bestow your mercy upon this insignificant fallen soul. Please engage me in your service
fully. Also please give strength and enthusiasm to serve you eternally and remove all
material desires from our hearts.
Now IKSCON Bangalore is going det correctly as you want. About the need for unity you
once said, “Your love for me will be shown by how much you cooperate to keep this
institution together when I am gone.”Srila Prabhupada, we are trying our best please give
us strength to cooperate with one another so that we can prove our love for you. You also
said, “If you want to please me, distribute my books.” We are doing that please give more
strength to do in a much better way. You also said that nobody should go hungry within
ten miles of your temples, and for that reason we have launched Akshaya Patra program,
feeding 1 million children everyday. We are also doing this by conducting many college
preaching programs, and several Ratha-yäträs, along with regular Nagar sankirtan and
many other.
So please allow blessings of Srimati Radharani and Krishna to shower upon all of us so
that we can continue as you desired and to spread the holy names across the every
country every city and every village as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said and to make the
next age as golden age.
Your eternal servant,
Bh. Saikrishna
• • •
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the
torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him.
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupäda, who is very dear to Lord Kåñëa having taken shelter at His lotus feet.
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvaté Gosvämé.
You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanyadeva and delivering all the Western
countries, which are completely filled with impersonalism and voidism.
My Dear Prabhupada by the mercy of krishna I had arrived at ISKCON Bangalore and I
met you and your disciples who are sincerely serving you and your mission.
My Dear Prabhupada this ISKCON mechanism set up by you is so wonderful that
causeless mercy has been flowing through this in the form of association of devotees,
attending various aratis, chanting Hare Krishna Maha Mantra 16 Rounds and honoring
prasadam and rendering practical devotional service.
My Dear Prabhupada by coming in touch with you a strong desire for going back to
godhead has aroused with in my heart and my faith in Krishna is increasing day by day.
My Dear Prabhupada by your blessings I am able to attend every day mangala arati with
out fail even a single day in the last 6 months.
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Prabhupada on this Vyasa puja day please bless me to attend Mangala Arati's with out
missing even a single day for the rest of the year, chanting Hare Krishna mantra
attentively and hearing it on each and every bead of 108 beads like that 16 Rounds, to
Read your books consistently for 1hr on every day, to do nice services and also give me
the strength to follow the 4 Regulative principles very strictly.
Prabhupada I am preparing my self to preach your message to all unfortunate souls who
have forgotten their relationship with Krishna, I beg for your mercy to preach your
message.
My Dear Prabhupada what ever good times I am going through here in ISCKON Bangalore
& this is only because of your causeless mercy, Prabhupada I pray you to bestow your
mercy upon me in the same way for the rest of my life...
Your most humble servant
Bh. Satish
• • •
Hare Krishna
Dhandavat Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances onto your lotus feet.
Prabhupada please save me from this illusion of bodily conception of life that every time
attacking me. Scriptures say Spiritual master is manifested mercy of the lord and being a
confidential associate of confidential associate of the lord you are the only one can save
me from this lord’s energy.
As you are witnessing the difficulties facing by your sincere followers in establishing your
mission as Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu desired, these demons are creating so many
hurdles and they are even trying to destroy the movement which is your heart and soul.
So please give us complete strength to always keep flying the flag of ISKCON Bangalore
on the top of this planet.
Finally give me the strength to protect my self from the demon within and outside.....
for you, your glories are unlimited.......
Please bless this fallen conditioned soul.
and please fulfill my desire..
Your eternal servant
Bh. Satyanarayana
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
Just reflecting on the past i can clearly see your merciful presence all the way. In every
step am seeing your guidance.
i was spending my valuable years in pleasures of mundane learning, i had no true
understanding of my goal in life, who i am and who is god. Mind was overwhelmingly
filled with lusty desires and always looking for sense gratification. My circle of friends, the
environment and culture i was living were all great illusions and i was falsely taking them
to be a blessing. My ambition was be successful in my profession and be happily situated
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in life, least did i know what is success and what is happiness. Life was full of anxieties
still relational and sense pleasures seemed to give all happiness. There was no friend,
guide, parent, teacher who so ever who could help me realize the true value of this life.
Please hold my hand as a father hold his innocent child and guide me.
Please don’t keep me away from your lotus feet.
Your rascal,
Bh. Shravan
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
The last Vyasa Puja period was a tense filled one, wherein I had to make the most crucial
and critical decision of my life, that could change the whole course of my life once for all.
By the causeless mercy of you and Lord Krishna, I did come out of the critical phase
rather victoriously to enter the most glorious and safest place any jiva could even dream
off in the present day chaotic world.
Now, it is almost a year since I joined the ashram. Looking back over the year past by, I
can see that my lifestyle has taken an almost 180 degree shift.
Where was I searching for good morsel of Bhoga in the restaurants of Mysore,…. Now
enjoying the most delicious and luxurious Krishna Prasadam whenever I think of eating.
Where was I leading a chaotic lifestyle slogging till midnights working for some crazy
karmi… Now enjoying an almost military disciplined lifestyle working for Krishna.
Where was I searching for good cultured friends in a ugly and selfish world … Now
enjoying the association of the most exalted and selfless Vaishnavas.
The list seems endless, so is your mercy on this fallen soul. Your causeless mercy makes
me humbled as to how much undeserving I am to enjoy such facilities. With so much of
dirt accumulated within from time immemorial, I need to undergo a lot of purification so
as to make myself deserving to enjoy your shelter.
My earnest request to you is to please give me the intelligence to utilize the best of my
talents in your service overcoming the diseases of envy, jealousy, laziness and
procrastination. Please forgive me for any Vaishnava offences I would have committed out
of ignorance.
Yours most fallen servant,
Bh. Supreeth
• • •
My beloved Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my most humble obeisances at the dust of your divine lotus feet.
Nama om visnu-pädäya krsna-presthäyabhü-tale srimate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
Namaste särasvate devegaura-vänié-pracärine nirvisesa-sünyavädi-päscätya-desa-tärine
I am ever indebted to you; you planted bhakti bija in my heart.
O my spiritual master, I was inspired by your lectures and teachings, but I might have
done some mistakes while following yours rules and regulations by knowingly or
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unknowingly.
Please excuse this foolish servant.My only aim is how to please you.
My guru maharaja please help me, I will serve you very nicely.
Praying to the dust of your lotus feet for your mercy.
Your servant,
Bh. Venkat
• • •
I offer my respectful obeisances at the lotus feet of my Guru Maharaj Bhaktivedanta
Swami Srila Prabhupada, who is a pure devotee of Lord Sri Krishna.
Dear Prabhupada, by your causeless mercy only, I am able to come out of material mire.
By your mercy only, I came in contact with your movement and started chanting 2
rounds, although not being so regular. For many months I could not understand and
realize even a single teaching also. For some months I left the association of devotees also.
But due to your causeless mercy I came in contact of devotees again. You guided me to
join the FOLK HOSTEL where I got a tremendous ambiance to advance in KC.
By listening your SB class daily, our so many Anarthas are destroyed. When I saw your
videos, I became so attached to you that I started trying my best to follow your every
instruction. But Prabhupada, you know that I am very much fallen and frail. I commit so
many offenses also. Please forgive me for it. In future I will try my best to minimize these
offenses. Please give me a sincere desire to serve you with my life and soul and make me
an instrument in your service.
Your Fallen Servant
Bhupendra Singh, Jaipur
• • •
Dear Srila PRABHUPADA
Our most beloved spiritual master, savior of the whole world, jai SRILA PRABHUPADA
Please accept most humble obeisance’s unto your lotus feet, from this fallen soul.
Thank you SRILA PRABHUPADA for bestowing your unlimited mercy upon me and my
parents. By your mercy this time my parents came to JAGANNATH PURI and by your
mercy only they pulled the chariot of lord JAGANNATH.
Thank you Srila PRABHUPADA.Please continue to bestow your mercy upon this fallen
soul…
Your servant’s servant,
Biplob Nath
• • •
Dear Spiritual Master,
Please accept my humble obeisances. I am chanting 7 rounds above. I shall chant 16
rounds from Janmastami. Your instructions have changed my life’s activities, behavior and
management in everything. Your books helped me to learn some points: Bhagabad Gita
and Krishna consciousness are scientific, not blind beliefs, because every part of science is
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related to Vedas. Krishna is the supreme creator, maintainer and destroyer. I regularly
think of improving in spiritual life. Please help me to always go forward for your service.
Your servant,
Bishnu Prasad Srichandan, Puri , Orissa.
• • •
Jai Srila Prabhupada
The Most Blessed & Wonderful Event Aug 15, 2009.
The Appearance Day of Our Beloved Spiritual Master.
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
All Glory to Sri Guru & Gouranga.
All Glories to Your Causeless Mercy.
Please accept my Humblest Obeisance’s at Your Divine LOTUS FEET on this Holy Day of
Sri Vyasa Puja.
Jai DUST of Your LOTUS FEET.
Jai Prabhupada Jai Prabhupada Jai Srila Prabhupada.
Limited Attempt to Appreciate the Unlimited Spiritual Master.
Your Unworthy Servant
Biprojit, Hare Krsna Movement, Bangalore
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I am chanting 5 to 6 rounds of Hare Krishna Mantra. I plan to increased 3 this
Janmastami. Your Bhagabat Gita gives us the spiritual vision and cleanses our hearts. It is
scientific & not blind belief. The big change in my life took place after I have gone
through your movement’s activities & goals. My friends were avoiding because of my
going to the classes & chanting Hare Krishna mantra. Initially, I was very ignorant of the
spirit & body but now I can even tell others and share knowledge bestowed by you
through your books. Please help me to practice your instructions sincerely. Srila
Prabhupada, I pray you to make man happy spiritually, not materially.
Yours Servant
Budhinath Palai, Puri, Orissa
• • •
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada, I am greatly obliged to you for you have lifted me from the whirlpool of
material life wherein I was entangled in ignorance On lifting me you have provided me
with an opportunity of devotional service to the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. I beg on to
you to always make me serve Krishna and not kick me back into the whirlpool of material
ignorance.
Srila Prabhupada, You being The Acharya of this Krishna Conscious society have led this
movement by your own example. You have kindly educated all of your disciples to do
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their devotional service in a humble attitude by your own example.
In the early years of the formation of ISKCON, you agreed to be addressed by the proper
title “Prabhupada” instead of “Swamiji”. This word “Swamiji” was not so respectful, but it
was so common that that was the only name your followers knew and using which they
were praying to you, inquiring from you and addressing their letters to you.
So when they heard the change in the title they were in for a shock and when one of them
inquired “Swamiji, I understand that you prefer to be called Prabhupada” you replied
seemingly annoyed where did you hear this? Who told you this? and after a silence spoke
again “Actually I do not prefer. But it is better.”
Through this pastime you taught us two things. To remain humble always, To respect a
pure devotee specifically ones spiritual master properly
When you said “Actually I do not prefer” it shows your humbleness because even though
you are “Prabhupada”, a pure devotee whose only business is serving the lotus feet of the
Supreme Lord Sri Krishna, you personally did not prefer to be respected as such. As Lord
Chaitanya says one should not expect any respect, so also you kindly showed this by your
own example.
And when you said “But it is better” means you were instructing us in the matter of
respecting ones spiritual master as “Prabhupada” indicating such pure devotees as
representative of the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord.
So on the day of your Vyasapuja I request you to kindly bless me with the intelligence, to
carry on my service in a humble state and also to respect all vaishnavas without
committing any offences.
Y/s
Chandan
• • •
My dear Gurudev Srila Prabhupada,
Please except my respectful obeisances
I was always wondering abut the source of origin and controller of the nature like big
mountains, big oceans, sun, moon, sky, trees, leaves, flowers etc. and so many human
beings and animals who exists in this Universe.
I met many people who were teaching about it but their Philosophies couldn’t able to
clear my questions completely and I always remain in doubts.
I met my elder sister in Jaipur after long time. Her whole family is Krishna Conscious
from very long time. She gave me your books and told me to follow the four regulative
principles. By reading your books and following the four regulative principles my all
questions and doubts were cleared immediately and now I can see the things as they are.
This is Krishna’s causeless mercy upon me that he has given me such a bonafide spiritual
master who has not only enlighten my knowledge from the darkness of ignorance but also
helped me to know my real identity (I’m not this body but a Soul) and changed my life
from sorrows, greediness, anxiety to joy and happiness.
I’m really fortunate because you came in my life.
Thank you very much for helping me.
Please bless me.
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Always at your service,
Your Servant,
Chander Sharma, Jaipur
• • •
Oh! My dear spiritual master you are the light for my life. You have opened my eyes to
understand who I am? Why I am here? What is my real position?
You are the only person given me the simplest and easiest method to achieve the spiritual
platform by chanting the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Sri Radha
Krishna Chandra.
Can you please guide and give me intelligence to understand your instructions and how
can I adapt and follow those instructions in my day today life, to achieve perfection in this
life itself. This is my humble and sincere request my Dear Guru Maharaja.
I always offer my obeisance to your lotus feet with respect and gratitude.
Yours Disciple
Chethan
• • •
I bow to divine grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and ask you to continue your
blessings on us.
You are the guru who leads me to Govinda.
Following your invaluable advice and instructions, we go ahead and ahead in being
KRSNA conscious.
Please bestow your mercy on us by blessing us to achieve that eternal status.
Thank you Prabhupada for all you have done to enlighten this ignorant body in finding
the real mission of this life.
Through your books, we become self realized and clear the dust present on the mind.
Thank you once again.......
Srila Prabhupada ki.......JAI.......
Hare KRSNA
Chetan N
• • •
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Hare Krishna,
Please accept my respectful obeisance. I am obliged to you, “The One Great Person”, for
your gracious Endeavour to deliver many fallen and misguided souls like me. If it were
not for your grace upon me, I wouldn’t have been rescued by ISKCON Bangalore and
placed on board the ship destined to take such souls back to home –back to godhead. You
gave me a chance to become a Friend of Lord Krishna (FOLK).
You scientifically cleared the cataract in my eyes and gave me a realization of who I really
am. (The Eternal Spirit Soul). You undoubtedly answered all my questions that arise from
time to time through your Marvelous collection of Spiritual Books which are a delight for
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the Soul.
You taught me how to abstain from the Third class temporary happiness (Tuccha) and
relish the First class eternal happiness which is abundant as an ocean for those who
endeavor for it. By your grace I have started leading a better and regulated life. You are the
one and only person who made me realize that our Endeavour should be to abstain from
the illusionary sense pleasure which is an impediment in our path to Krishna.
Although I have not physically associated with you, yet thorough the association of
ISKCON Devotees I didn’t ever fell so. You are our ever well wisher.
Jai Srila Prabhupada,
Hari bol!
Chidanand K, Folk- Hostel, Koramangala
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All Glories unto you His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance’s at the dust of your beautiful lotus feet. Please allow
me, on this most auspicious anniversary of your divine appearance in the world, to offer a
few words of glorification, although I am very much unqualified.
Gurudeva, while attempting to write this offering to you, I’m unable to find the words to
express my feelings. As I examine myself further, I can understand this is only due to the
fact that I actually have no devotion. My heart is like a barren desert, devoid of any real
spiritual sentiments or genuine appreciation.
Therefore, I can only pray in utter desperation, “Guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriyä
aikya.” My only hope of becoming your disciple is to constantly listen to your precious
words, which can push back the coverings of passion and ignorance that lay so heavily on
my heart and mind. Then perhaps I may, by your loving kindness, be able to offer some
small service that is pleasing to you.
Srila Prabhupada, in March 1975 you were giving a Sunday Feast lecture at the Atlanta
Temple. At that time a devotee asked you the question “What pleases you most, Srila
Prabhupada?” Your answer was “If you love Krishna.” What a beautiful answer. The sum
total of the spiritual master’s mission is to awaken the natural love for Krishna that is in
the heart of each and every living entity.
And you so mercifully gave us the formula. You said, “Out of all my instructions to my
disciples, my most important one is to every day chant sixteen rounds of the Hare Krishna
maha-mantra on beads.” But again, when I examine myself I must honestly conclude that
I have no attraction for Krishna’s name.
But I am hopeful that one day, by your grace and unlimited kindness upon this useless
person, I may develop a slight desire to seriously, sincerely chant Krishna’s name with
feeling.
But then I realize that in order to develop some attraction for the holy name I must place
myself in the position of being the humble servant of the devotees. I am filled with
volumes of false pride and always attacked by lust; to become trnad api su-nicena taror iva
sahisnua amanina mana-dena seems impossible for me. All my activities and words are
motivated by the desire for name and fame. Srila Prabhupada, please help me open up to
your causeless mercy and accept with a humble and grateful heart all that you have given
and are presently giving.
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The priceless gem of love of God which you are so freely distributing is truly a “matchless
gift.” We can never really understand its true value, nor can we ever reciprocate this gift.
A Layman in KC
Chinmaya Krishna Dasa, Jaganatha Puri
• • •
Beloved Prabhupada,
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré gurave namaù
I was born in the darkest ignorance, and you my spiritual master opened my eyes with the
torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto you.
When I read your books, every word that you preach always reconfirms me that definitely
you are my eternal spiritual master and jagat guru. Your divine preachings opens our eyes
to truth. You are a pure devotee sent by Lord Krishna to save the fallen souls of Kali Yuga.
Prabhupada you have said in one of your classes that we should have only 2 goals of life
how to please Krishna and go back to godhead. But I fail to achieve these goals because I
am suffering from a number of diseases.
I have
1. Shadow Bhakti
2. No tolerance
3. Hope in material enjoyment
4. In attentive chanting
You have also said that God helps those who help themselves. But laziness is not allowing
me to help myself. Please strengthen me to fight it.
Prabhupada please help me to overcome these diseases to reach the 2 goals set by you.
Please guide me that I do not offend any living entity, be very humble and tolerant.
Prabhupada I am waiting for that day when by your mercy I will be able to taste the real
nectar of chanting the holy name.
Please help me to establish these goals very firmly in my mind. Help me to chant without
offences, attentively and help me to do all the services allotted to me in the best way.
I am your eternal servant and at last I beg you to be able to remember your instructions
wherever I am.
I beg you to continue showering me with your boundless mercy and compassion, so that
one day I may develop a little true taste for serving your most beloved Lord Kåñëa.
Your fallen servant,
Chitra Devi Dasi
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Jai Srila Prabhupada- Oh Gurudev,
You are so kind to your disciples that you are allowing us to express our gratitude and
happiness that we got through years by your guidance. Gurudev, I plead you that you
kindly continue to shower your mercy upon me and all the devotees, so that we become
stronger in the devotional service. Gurudev, I am too sure that i can never serve you to
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neutralize the mercy that which is showered upon me by you, such is your mercy which
comes 1000 folded times more than what a disciple serves you{not sure about the
number, may be more too}. Gurudev its only because of your mercy, i was able to start on
with more number of rounds consistently. its because of your mercy i converted my
parents too into k.c! I beg you to give me more and more opportunities to serve you and
krishna. I plead you to show mercy on all of our temple devotees and protect the temple
from all kind of obstacles. Kindly fulfill my desires gurudev... Jai Srila Prabhupada!!!!
Darshan V
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Dear Prabhupada
On this most auspicious day of your Divine Grace's Vyasa Puja I offer my most humble &
respectable obeisance at your lotus feet.
Prabhupada, your glories are as fathomless as millions of oceans & seas speaking of its
measure are a great offence indeed.
Prabhupada I fear to think of my position now, if you had not saved me from the illusion
of the bodily concept of life. You have saved me from the ocean of miseries I am eternally
indebted to you for bringing me from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge
of Krishna.
According to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswamy Maharaj "one can become perfectly
successful in the mission of his life if he acts exactly according to the words he hears from
the mouth of his Spiritual Master". Prabhupada I am so disobedient to you & your
instructions that i feel shy to come in front of you but i have no shelter other than your
lotus feet.
Prabhupada, kindly give me the determination to follow all the rules & regulations laid
down by you, bestow me the qualities of patience, tolerance, perseverance, free me from
all desire for personal honor & give me strength to bear all trials & troubles. Kindly
solidify my faith on the lotus feet of the lord, make me chant offencelessly & taste the
nectar of the holy name of the lord.
I sincerely pray Prabhupada give me eternal shelter at your lotus feet & engage me in your
service considering me as your most fallen servant of all your servants & please take care
of this most ignorant & foolish servant as your own.
Prabhupada please continue to shower your blessings on me & excuse me foe all the
offences that I have committed knowingly & unknowingly.
Prabhupada I have no qualification only by your causeless mercy I can Perfect my life &
go back home, back to Godhead.
Expecting Your Mercy
Ignorant Soul
Deepa K
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Dear Spiritual Master ,
Please accept my humble obeisances; I am chanting for eight rounds. I will increase ten
rounds from Janmastami. Bhagabad Gita and Krishna consciousness are scientific, not
blind belief because every thing is controlled by Krishna. Earlier, I was very careless about
my everyday work and my duty. But after I started reading your books & coming in touch
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with your movement, I am doing well in my studies so that others, by seeing my results
also will take to Krishna Consciousness. Prabhupada, please bless me to chant “Hare
Krishna Mahamantra” sincerely. Please help me to practice your instructions sincerely and
give me shade at your lotus feet so that I can be delivered from the ignorance of material
world.
Your servant,
Deepak Kumar Sahoo, Puri, Orissa
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Prabhupada My Savior
Once upon a time
I sat beneath life frozen in fear, Deep confusions; dark paths not clear
And the world which could never hear Amidst the pursuits of all that disappear
I tripped over my own bitter faults, Progress of already unrealized life halts
Trying to just smile amidst all the hurt Continuing to breathe the same old dirt
I learnt the impermanence of a family Whose love 'n faith oscillate steadily
Fate strikes all compromises cruelly You are the only solace to me - really!
There I was, at the bottom of my fall Looking for a hand to hold onto above all
Humming a lonely song of existence In search of all the truth and subsistence
Meeting with life's inconceivable resistance Painfully trodding the never-ending distance
The Lord looked for me a leader special With a heart of gold and immense potential
Full of love, compassion and patience; For this world filled with all opposition
My savior! You reached out to me first Arousing in me this unquenchable thirst
I love you more than anyone'll ever know. I hope I can pass it all before I go
No more sorrows are there to hide 'Cos you are constantly there by my side
The causeless mercy cleared my vision Hope you'll now make me part of your misión
Bestow the association of devotee fraternity To complete the eon of a journey to Eternity
That I may at your feet enjoy all Divinity For this, I humbly seek your solid complicity
And now, in His love, so pure, I tremble A hidden tiny flower that I resemble;
Waiting for you to offer me unto His Lotus Feet, 'Cos to You Both alone I accept my
defeat
Your Humble Servant
Deepa Nagarajan
• • •
My humble obeisance’s unto the lotus feet of HDG A. C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada,
My Dear Spiritual Father,
Please please please accept my humble obeisance’s unto your Lotus feet.
By our own endeavor we cannot do anything unless your Causeless mercy is there, you
are the hope for the fallen souls, like the dry land waiting for clouds to rain. We are just
like the dry land that are waiting, waiting, waiting and waiting for such a long time, and
now we got the showers of your Love; that also by your causeless mercy only.
It’s the power of your Transcendental Vani (sound) and your association that made me to
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take Krishna Consciousness; otherwise I would have been loitering here and there like I
was doing in the past. By your causeless mercy I got the chance to know about the
supreme truth; otherwise for me the supreme truth was something else.
Please give me the strength so that I can follow your instructions firmly without a tinge of
deviation. It’s very difficult to control the mind but by your causeless mercy this also can
be controlled.
Hey Prabhupada
Give me the strength so that I can attend Mangala Aarti daily,
Give me the strength so that I can 16 rounds daily,
Give me the strength so that I can follow 4 regulative principles,
And last give me the strength so that I can remember KRSNA always.
Your Servant,
Deepesh Kumar A, Gopal Niwas
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Respected and Dearest Srila Prabhupada
Om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjan-salakaya
Caksur unmilitam yena tasmaisri-guruve namah
Srila Prabhupada please accept my humble obeisance at your lotus feet on this most
auspicious day of your divine appearance.
namo om Vishnu padhaya Krishna presthaya bhutale srimate bhakti Vedanta swaminiti
namine,
namaste swaraswte deve goura bani pracharine nirvisesa sunyavadi paschatya desha tarine
Srila Prabhupada, today is the most auspicious day since it is the day when you have
descended to this mortal world to deliver innumeriable conditions souls rotting in the
material world. Being an ordinary and fallen conditional soul, I am unqualified to offer
any homage to your lordship. But this is only a humble attempt to glorify you a task
which in essential for my purification.
Actually I am very attached to family & It is only by your causeless mercy I could able to
be a part of your movement through your disciple MEGHASHAMA DAS. You have already
bestowed your causeless mercy upon me which I am getting appreciated in full & feels is
not imaginable.
Please forgive me for all the offences that I have comitted at your lotus feet.Though I am
most unqualified still you are engaging me in your service. Many times out of my personal
weekness though I am failed to follow your instruction but you have continued to shower
mercy on me.
You know about my crazy mind & how easily become its victim. If you want, you can
punish me but please keep me under your lotus feet than I woluld never depress from the
shade of your lotus feet. If your causeless mercy would not have been on this useless &
unqualified soul than I would have been wasted this precious human life. I was very much
attached to name, fame, money & more over to my parents. I have nothing to offer you
but what you have given me hope you will accept this humble offering just as the ganges
accepts offerings of ganges water.
Srila Prabhupada, you appeared in order to help the lord chaitnya’s mission that the holy
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name would spread to every town & village, but Bhakthi Siddhanth Saraswati thakur had
predicted your appearance by starting that a personality like you who would travel all over
the world to spread the teachings of lord Chaitnya & distribute the holy name. You have
established the temples all over world so that the condition souls could associate with
your devotees & get benefited.
Tou left us with a vision & a mission. You wanted ISKCON to be recognized in history as
a movement that had saved humanity from going to hell. You have written that at the
present moment there is nothing but full of calamities but by identify krsna consciousness
in to the masses. we can change the situation in reality & unfortunately as soon as you left
this planet your’s so called advanced disciple claims to be as guru authorized by you &
since than your movement had started declining but here in ISKCON Bangalore some of
your advanced disciples again trying to revive by following your instruction strictly within
movement as it was when you are physically present on this planet please guide us with
your causelessmercy.
Yours most fallen servant
Devavrata Dasa, Vrindavan Centre
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My dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please except my most humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
Thank you Srila Prabhupada for spreading the message of Sri Chatanya Maha Prabhu- The
only way to get free from this conditioned state. Without your mercy we would be rotting
in the material world.
Thank you, Srila Prabhupada for giving us Hara Krishna Maha Mantra, Thank you for the
beautiful festivals, Thank you for providing opportunity to get association of devotes. I
realize that it can never be possible to thank your sufficiently for having come and saving
us. Please bless me that I develop attachment and firm faith at your lotus feet and follow
your instructions faithfully.
Your in significant servant
Dhneshwari Sharma, Jaipur
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Respected & Dearest Srila Prabhupada,
nama om visnu-pädäya krsna-presthäya bhü-tale srimate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väni-pracärine nirvisesa-sünyavädi-päscätya-desa-tärine
I offer my worthless humble obeisance unto the Lotus Feet of Srila Prabhupada who is the
whole world’s Jagad guru, who brought the most precious gift of existence, love, worship
and devotional service to Lord Krishna with the aim to make every one chant
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE
& Go Back to Home, Back to Godhead.
Under the guidance of You & Your disciples I came to understand, how one can attain the
real goal of this human form of life?
All Glories to my Guru, Srila Prabhupada Ji who has awakened my heart from impious
material love (lust) to pious real love towards the Supreme, Lord Sri Krishna.
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I also thanks to the devotees who have dedicated their lives for propagating the holy name
of Lord and from whom things become easy for me to understand.
I am so fortunate that I got in touch with your divine movement through the instructions
given by You in Your books which always work as a guiding force for me & help me in
increasing my taste in Krishna Consciousness.
I agree that sometimes I am unable to follow the rules & regulations recommended by
You, which is being taught to me by Your disciples, I always feel sorry for that. Please help
me in not committing mistakes.
I also want to thank You for Your Divine blessings on this sinful material world and for
spreading Hare Krishna Movement to make us understand the real value of human form
of life & making us Krishna Conscious.
At last, but not the least, Prabhupada Ji, I always beg for Your blessings in spreading the
mission of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
An unworthily soul
Dileep Kumar, Jaipur
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Om agnana thimirandasya gnanajana shalakaya
Chakshur unmilitham ena thasmaishree guruve namah
Oh our ever well wisher spiritual master,
Please accept my sincere humble obeisance’s unto your lotus feet. I have written many
letters to the people all over the world but, this is the first time in my life time that I am
writing homage to you, spiritual master. The worth of going school and colleges and the
knowledge I have been gaining all these millions and millions of births that I passed got
once fulfilled by writing this letter to you which I am offering unto your lotus feet my
lord.
My master I was such a karmi with all material desires
I didn’t had any respect to you neither our Supreme lord
Such a rascal I was!
My master I am neither a scholar nor a great devotee
I don’t even know how to pay obeisance unto you
Such a rascal I am!
My master I am such a degraded fifth class soul
My heart is completely filled with false ego
Such a rascal I am!
My master I am not even eligible to see your lotus feet from far distance
I have all the qualities of a hopeless fallen soul
Such a rascal I am!
My master I got an opportunity to get associated with devotees whom you love
a lot
I am following all the regulated principles still I am so impure deep with in
Such a rascal I am!
My master everything is changed because of your causeless mercy
Still I am not able to become a humble servant of you
Such a rascal I am!
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Oh my master I been shackled in the darkness of Arishat varga ( kama, krodha, lobha,
madha, madha, mathsara ) you are the one and only ever rising sun who can vanquish the
darkness permanently and I can be freed from all the false ego and unnecessary desires. By
your mercy I could become pure such that I can be your eternal servant’s servant’s
servant’s servant’s servant. The servant of all vaishnavas.
Thanking you my master,
Fallen soul
Dilip Kumar N
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Jai Srila Prabhupada,
I Offer my heartful obeisance unto your Lotus Feet.
By Your causeless Mercy you are taking me back to Krishna Consciousness in your way,
when I deviate to take a different way, although the purpose of Krishna consciousness is
there, the path I chooses some times get covered by influence of Maya, although I do not
feel initially and later understand it that even though I do not want to move out of
Krishna consciousness, because of not associating with the serious devotees of your
institution, the institution where you are being taken by the devotees as their heart and
soul, I found myself slowly week in Krishna consciousness.
I can understand that you are personally present in the institution and your energies are
working transcendentally, and I understand that You want me to be personally associate
with the institution, and never get out of it, because with out this I can not maintain
Krishna Consciousness in your standards.
O Master, I am eternally dependent on you, I am eternally indebted to you, I can never be
able to exchange any thing for your Grace and Kindness towards me.
I can Understand that by your Grace only I am able to follow Krishna consciousness, My
Sincere prayer on your appearance day is that Let me able to chant and hear Hare Krishna
better and better in the coming days and coming years and to be able to maintain good
Sadhana as your standards, in what ever condition and place I’ am and thus my journey
towards Krishna goes on and on indifferent to the material circumstances, day by day and
year to year, with out any break, and the sadhana overtakes every thing in this life and
prepare myself to leave the body by your Will.
I humbly request you to give me this very Boon.
I am a soul surrendered to you.
I Offer Myself to you fully.
I fall down fully to your Lotus Feet. Let me remain there only.
Jai Prabhupada,
Please take Care of this condition soul, who is a useless, loitering person.
I have no hope than you…
O My Dear Master, save me,
Save Me…Save Me…
Dinesh Sreedharan
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All Glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada,
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance at your lotus feet. What I can write in a paper about
your glories, achievements that you have done in your lifetime. Apart from you who can
achieve great things in the age of seventy. All glories to you that you have introduced
Krishna consciousness not only in India and also to the whole world. You built hundreds
of temples around world and made thousands of disciples only in the period of ten years.
Dear Srila Prabhupada how merciful you are that you made so many fallen souls to take to
Krishna consciousness. Who else is more fallen than me?
I came in touch with ISKCON one year ago. By your mercy, I started doing chanting since
ten months. Now I am chanting sixteen rounds every day and I have started reading your
books regularly. You are so great that you have given me a chance to chant the holy names
of the lord. By your mercy, now I am finding satisfaction in Krishna’s service.
For those who were doubtful about the existence of Krishna, you offered them your
logical and convincing arguments and engaged them in the service of the lord. You saved
the whole world from impersonalism. Please allow me to be engaged in your mission and
bless me so that I can be always sincere unto you.
Your servant,
Ganapati N K, Hubli Folk Student
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All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Srila Prabhupada has changed my life completely. I was a demon before coming in touch
with Prabhupada and now I am trying to become a devotee, just because of his causeless
mercy.
It is said that Spiritual master will not leave you in this material world. In my case, I came
in contact with Prabhupada in year 2003 for 2 months. I enjoyed Kirtans and Prasadam for
2 months, but later for next 5 years I was indulged in all sinful activities. But Srila
Prabhupada again called me to ISKCON Bangalore and now I have understood the real
goal of life. This is how he is trying to save fallen souls like me. Again and again he is
giving the message of Godhead. I don’t understand much of philosophy, but the pleasure
in Kirtans attracted me. Because that is the extreme pleasure, Higher Taste. Because of
lack of Vedic knowledge I was away from Prabhupada for five years and this pleasure
brought me back.
People say he left this planet and can’t give direct instructions. But I feel you are always
with me and monitoring my Sadhana. I was chanting only 4 rounds initially and you
ordered me to chant 16 rounds. In fact, on my birthday you were the first person to give
me best wishes. Whenever I do some mistakes you show your angry face to me and
appreciate if I do service for the Lord. You are always with me.
Jai Jai Prabhupada
Your Servant
Gaurav Jain
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
nama om vishnu -padaya krishna -presthaya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedanta- svamin iti namine nams te
sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracharine
nirvisesa-sunyavadi- paschatya –dese- tarine
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you!
As I contemplate on Vyasa puja, I remember the days of incompleteness in my life which
is not very uncommon in the material world. I was going through Bhagavad Gita As It Is
where one of your statements triggered me which says “All facilities are given to the small
complete units (namely the living beings) to enable them to realize the Complete Whole.
All forms of incompleteness are experienced due to incomplete knowledge of the
Complete Whole.” And this was the turning point in my life which forced me to follow
the path shown by you. By your mercy I could join ashram without any difficulty and I
could clearly feel your guidance in convincing my parents and relatives.
Moreover, we can see how fortunate we are just by going through one of your statements
in the letter written to Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of Indian Union: “Believe me or not,
I have got the clue of going "Back to Godhead'' just after leaving my present material body
and in order to take along with me all my contemporary men and women of the world, I
have started my paper "Back to Godhead'' as one of the means to the way”. Further it is
written, “As such I am feeling as sure of going "Back to Godhead'' as I feel without any
doubt after taking my dinner that I have eaten to my satisfaction.” I don’t think any sane
man can leave such a great opportunity to go back to godhead which is the only place of
everlasting bliss and knowledge.
In Srimad Bhagavatam, Bali Maharaj says to his spiritual master “My lord, you can also see
that all the material opulences of this world are certainly separated from their possessor at
death. Therefore, if the brahmana Vamanadeva is not satisfied by whatever gifts one has
given, why not please Him with the riches one is destined to lose at death?”
Anyhow we are going to lose everything at the point of death then why not for Srila
Prabhupada who is the external manifestation of The Supreme Personality of Godhead,
Krishna..
In Srila Prabhupada we have the embodiment of the perfect mother and father, for Srila
Prabhupada took us from the ignorance of birth in this material world, gave us rebirth,
retrained us to please Lord Krsna, and taught us everything we need to know to make this
life successful.
As we come to know from Ramayana, Goddess Sita was protected from Ravan’s grasp as
long as she stayed within the ring of fire created by Lakshmana similarly as long as I stay
within the ring of your instructions, I am protected from the grip of material nature.
Please continue to give me the shelter of your perfect guidance.
Your eternal servant,
Gaur Sundar Dasa
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My dearest Acarya Srila Prabhupada,
namo om visnu padaya krsna presthaya bhutale srimate bhaktivedanta swami iti namine
namaste saraswate deve gaura vani pracharine nirvisesa sunyavadi paschatye desa tarine
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Please accept my most humble obeisances. 15Yrs back I used to come to your Temple and
stare at you for a long time. My heart used to say that there is going to be some
connection with you one day. I still remember the day when I used to come to your
temple and pay Obeisances to Krishna but when it came to paying Obeisances to you - I
used to stand before you and say "I don't know you. So let me know about you to pay
obeisances"... I was so arrogant and a fallen soul... Although I had a desire to lead a
Ramadasu life, I didn't know at that time that you are the only person who could show me
the Path for that. Acarya, pls forgive my arrogant attitude which this fallen soul had
committed by ignorance...
Acarya - Although I was so arrogant, you showed me what you are and how powerful you
are... The way which you adopted to connect me to ISKCON is still out of my
understanding. Your Nectarian book ‘Bhagavad Gita As it is’ brought a lot of
transformation in me. I got so much transformed that I aspired later to just become your
soldier and avoided many Anarthas which could have made me the worst fallen soul
today. My Transformation from the day where I didn't pay obeisances to you to the day
today where I cannot even think to start a day without paying obeisances to you.
Acarya, you have shown me the way to lead a Ramadasu life and I bow before you for all
the Mercy showered on me. The greatest gift of all is to permit to work for your mission.
Today within a short span, I have got that opportunity and very soon I will place myself
100% onto your Mission with your Mercy... I have just surrendered to you and desire
nothing but a good environment to serve you and my Lord...
All that I aspire is that I want to be your Strongest Soldier to take forward your Mission. I
could feel all reciprocations with you and I just aspire to be connected to you as your
Soldier life after life until I reach my Destination. Thanks for all the unlimited
reciprocations you showered on me... I was in the darkest ignorance and you opened my
eyes through the Torchlight of Real Knowledge. Millions and Trillions of Thanks to you
Dear Acarya...
Acarya - Pls make me more humble to serve in your mission and give me more
intelligence so that I can also work for your Organization and join hands with your
disciples in making your Organization as The Best Organization in the world. Always
make me to be very close to you.
Your aspiring soldier,
Gayathri Mohan
• • •
Nama om vishnupadaya krsna presthaya bhutale
srimate bhakti vedanta swamin iti namine.
Namaste saraswate deve gaura vani
pracharine nirvisesha shunyawadi paschatya desha tarine.

Beloved Srila prabhupada,
Gurudeva, millions and millions of dandavats at your lotus feet. Thank you for appearing
in this world to take back with you the souls who want to be free from the repetition of
birth and death. Thank you Guru maharaja. I thank you for being merciful towards me
who is still not surrendered to you completely even after knowing your elevated potency
and also for enabling me to compose my gratitude towards your holy feet.
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Dearest Srila Prabhupada,
The year last taught an everlasting lesson to those quacks who are trying to usurp your
glorious and magnanimous position of Acharya for the suffering humanity. Though you
are the most merciful, most merciful than anyone, I know you cannot see your disciples
being troubled by mavericks who artificially imitate you. You have clearly said 'n' number
of times that one should follow and not try to imitate. You have cited the examples of Srila
Haridas thakur and Lord Jesus Christ and as a merciful father you tolerated offences
against your divine grace for thirty odd years but Dear prabhupada you seem to have
indicated to us now that enough is enough and it's time for you to wield a baton. I am
awed and stunned by your workings my spiritual master (If you can permit me to call you
so, since I am not completely surrendered to your lotus feet).
Prabhupada, I wonder how would these imposters who have occupied your dignified
Vyasasana and posing to be your so called predecessors (actually they are supposed to be
your agents and work behalf of you as your appointed priests and bring the suffering
humanity to you for your guidance) will face if you decide to descend to deliver the
morning Bhagavatam class. I can picturize how sheepish and how guilty they would be
and how helpless they would be to face you and answer you. My God!!!!!!! And how
would people(especially I) who had disappointed you face you , you have just merely
indicated your anger and My God what would happen if you happen to descend
personally chastise your offenders only God knows; Because it is said even God cannot
help if His devotee is displeased & if the Guru is displeased. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy My
kindest lord. Give (me) us strength to correct (myself) ourselves before it is too late.
My Lord, You have always said that 'Guru' is not a show-piece or a thing of fashion but
is for serious audience. My (I) we all remember this. Prabhupada, please don't mind, I beg
to tell you my experience: I find that I derive more inspiration for krishna
consciousness from your books and It is my personal feeling that taking your association
is more powerful than chanting to constantly remain in krishna consciousness. If
possible I beg to be pardoned for the impropriety. Please bless me so that I can use all my
resources for your service.
O Master
You are a bright star which has arisen in the dark sky
To lead me back home
Where I can be always merry and happy
By chanting the holy name
Thou are very merciful
Merciful like the rain cloud
Which has no parallel
In quenching the thirst of the whole world
Like wise you are raining the nectar of the holy name
To each and every one
You have killed atheism
By your divine grace
You conquered impersonalism
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By your fiery presence
You subdued voidism
By your erudition and pure devotion
The arrogant scientist
You stand exposed as never before
Before the matchless personalist
Thou word juggler
You are challenged everywhere
Such is the prowess of a pure devotee
Who is in love with the lord almighty
O commander of lord Chaitanya deva's sankirtan army
I wish to be servant of your party
I wish to be born as a dust particle of your lotus feet
So that I can serve the lord's feet.
Amen.
Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH Srila prabhupada. Vande Guru Sricharanaravindam.
------------- Aspiring to become insignificant servant of the dust particle of your lotus feet
Giridhar Ghodkar, Singapore
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Hare Krishna,
Jai Gurudev,
To me you mean everything. Ever since I came in touch with ISKCON approximately 7
months ago, You have made me realize the ultimate aim of life. Here You have provided a
life jacket to protect myself from this blazing fire of this materialistic and mundane life, on
which I had wasted time and served materialistic people. My Lord help me to serve Your
lotus feet life after life.
Now I ask for nothing more, but just Your love, for which I am hankering, since the time I
wake up, to the time I sleep, day after day.
I am begging You for Your blessings and mercy so I can understand Your spiritual work
You have left behind for me and for generations to come. My library will contain only
Your transcendental literature which is but actual knowledge required for mankind and
that which will alone save a person at the time of death.
At your fag end of Your life, You being a great devotee of lord Sri Krishna, You have
managed to teach to the world what Krishna Consciousness is all about; there You have
constructed 100's of Sri Radha Krishna temple for the benefit of Your devotees. For me
"Vaikunta", is none other than the Sri Radha Krishna Temple. I visit often, to me this is
my house and this where we all belong to, to me the songs I sing in praise of the lord is
my language and the prasadam I eat is my food.
I have nothing to fear, for I have taken protection under your lotus feet. If not this life, I
know for sure my Lord You will always come to take me to the abode where You live. My
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lord help me in my endeavor to get lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's love and blessings. My
Lord I need Your help more than any body else for I am living in a pitiable condition. I
ask for no wealth, nor fame, nor women but just pure love from You. As the days pass I
am getting more curious to know You better and get Your love and also to understand
Lord Sri Krishna and His pastimes. My lord accept me as Your disciple so that I can serve
Your lotus feet life after life in a pure servitor spirit.
Thanking You,
Yours lovingly,
Gnanesh (F-2)
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance’s at your lotus feet, which can sanctify the entire
world. Although my ability to glorify you is practically nil, I am making this small humble
attempt to glorify you on this auspicious occasion with my poor fund of knowledge.
I became unimaginably fortunate by coming in contact with you. You are the external
manifestation of God himself, His divine grace this shows there is that causeless mercy of
Guru and Krishna on this fallen soul. Just like Krishna is present in his words of Bhagavat
Gita, you are present in your words. You have presented the Vedic concepts in a very
simple way just like banana peeled and given.
You are an “Uttama adhikari “as per the statement in the” Nectar of Devotion” where Srila
Bhaktivinoda Thakura has given some practical hints to the effect that an Uttama adhikari
Vaishnava can be recognized by his ability to convert souls to Vaishnava. You have really
struggled a lot to deliver all the fallen souls who are misguided by so called scientists and
philosophers. My dear Prabhupada if I am able to please you for a fraction of second by
following your order, I feel that I would have achieved the highest perfection of life.
Though I am the most unqualified, still you are engaging me in your service. I feel
ashamed Srila Prabhupada that despite of so many opportunities being given to me, I am
not able to uplift my consciousness and serve you the way I should be doing. When I look
at your other disciples, who so eagerly and with full enthusiasm are ready to serve you
always, instead of taking inspiration from them, my mind tends to envy them. You have
constantly guided me in every walk of my life. Many times out of my personal weakness
though I failed to follow your instructions you have continued to shower mercy on me.
You know about my crazy mind and how easily I become its victim. But Prabhupada even
if I were to deviate because of this please always guide me, punish me but keep me in your
service because I know that you are using this temple as an instrument to fulfill your
transcendental dreams and selected this temple to manifest your potency. Hence you are
giving us all an opportunity to become tools in your hands. At the present movement you
are still living with us in your organization, fools cannot understand how you are
transcendental to the material modes in spite of your presence in this world. Just like the
lotus leaf does not stick to water in spite of contact with water, similarly your position
which is transcendental to the material world cannot be realized by ignorant people. All
mundane relationships are sure to be broken in due course of time but if one establishes a
relationship with the personality of godhead and his pure devotees are never to be broken
even after the annihilation of the material world.
Srila Prabhupada, I know that I am not worthy of living here, but your causeless mercy
alone has given me this opportunity of such a nice association of great vaishnavas and the
shelter of your lotus feet. I beg this benediction of Krishna Bhakti, Krishna seva and
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Krishna prema from you even though they are more than I deserve please allow me to
serve you with the same faithful love and devotion described by your sincere followers.
You are “Pathitta pavana “the deliverer of the most fallen souls. On this auspicious
occasion beg for your blessings and please empower me to co-operate with others to
spread your teachings near and far. And in course of time bless me with the vision to see
you as my only shelter and object of worship. Please make me the servant of all your
servants so that I can remain under your shelter and attached to your lotus feet.
Your menial servant
Gopanandini Devi Dasi, (Jaipur)
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Nama om Vishnu padaya Krishna pristhaya bhutalaeSrimate Bhaktivedante Swamin iti
namine
Namaste Saraswate deve Gauravani pracharine Nirvisesha shunyavadi pascatya desa tarine
Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu Nityananda
Sri Advaita Gadhadhara Sri Vasadi Gaura Bhaktha Vrinda
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
My dear Spiritual Master,
Please accept my humble obesiances unto Your lotus feet.
O master, do not consider me as a dust on your lotus feet.
But, I am seeing and worrying daily how the peoples are suffering and entangling in to the
mode of ignorance.
The society is being lead by worst people, those are not in the mindset of even hearing
and to rectify the public problem.
Everywhere cheating happening, no peace, no spiritual encouragement, and no proper
food.
Please recommend to our Supreme Father, Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord of the
Lord Sri Krishna that
“One of Your eternal spirit doesn’t want this Kali Yuga and requesting You to make the
wipe out this Kali age and to start of Sathya Yuga in such a way that You can protect them
with Your unlimited mercy. You can stop his punishment, and may give him always real
consciousness”.
O master, ocean of mercy, if at all Lord is not convinced to my request, please give me
strength and seriousness to hear,chant,think of the holy names of the Supreme personality
of Godhead for the entire births and deaths which I will undergo.
I am fortune to get a pure devotee who is authorized and sent by Lord and Sri Krishna in
this particular Kali Yuga.
Please reciprocate continuously Your causeless mercy and grip unto my return to the
Palace of Lord Hari.
Gopinath A, Ambur, Tamilnadu
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
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Please accept my most respectful obeisance’s on to your lotus feet. All glories to your
divine grace.
Vyasa puja is the most blessed event for the devotees. On this auspicious day of yours
divine appearance I am offering my homage to yours lotus feet.
I do not have any qualification/ knowledge to write anything about you or about ISKCON.
But as a matter of duty and my personal realization, I am writing few words.
There are so many societies /institutions established. They are all trying to establish their
position on this material world; they never think beyond this. But your society (ISKCON)
gives process/details how to get out/escape from this material world and also prepares for
next life.
I was associating with so many spiritual organizations and temples but none of them have
given such a wonderful process (i.e.,Bhakti) which can lead so nearer to lord Sri Krishna
like ISKCON has given.
I am fully convinced with ISKCON 7 purposes and aims.(i.e., 7 wonders of the world).
But I am not able to participate in those activities because of material entanglement.
All the activities are “simply wonder”.
If we engage sincerely & honestly in any one of the activities it is guaranteed that we will
not remain in this martial world & we can straight away land on Krishnaloka.i.e., Goloka
Vrindavan bypassing all the 14 planetary system.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has diagnosed the diseases and he has sent you as a specialist to
prescribe the medicine. You have prescribed the medicine as 16 rounds “chanting of Hare
Krishna mahamantra”.i.e., escape velocity for those who want to escape from this material
bondage. And also Prabhupada you have given seven escape routes (i.e., seven purpose of
ISKCON).
Prabhupada you have planted a tree that yield will give us to reach Krishna loka (Goloka
Vrindavan)
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1. To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate
all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of
values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
2. To propagate a consciousness of Krishna (god) as it is revealed in the great
scriptures of India Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
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3. To bring the members of the society together with each other and nearer to
Krishna, the prime entity thus developing the idea with in the members and
humanity at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of god head
(Krishna)
4. To teach and encourage the sankirtana movement, congregational chanting of the
holy name of god as revealed in the techniques of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
5. To erect for members and for society at large a holy place of transcendental past
times dedicated to the personality of krishna.
6. To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler, more
natural way of life.
7. With a view towards achieving the above mentioned purpose, to publish and
distribute periodicals, magazines, books and other writings.
Under the able guidance and leadership of Sri Madhupandit Prabhuji all above
seven activities are taken care and followed systematically by individual
department, headed by dedicated devotees.
Lord chaitanya’s order to preach
Yare dekha tare kaha Krishna upadesha
Amara ajnaya guru hana tara ei desa
Instruct everyone to follow the order of lord Sri Krishna as they are given in Bhagavad-gita
and Srimad Bhagavatam.
Lord chaitanya’s désire
Prithivate acheata nagaradi grama
savatra prachara haibe mora nama.
His desires is that all over the world everyone, in every village, every town, know of Sri
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his Sankritana movement. These are the inner feelings of
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
This is taken care by 4
th
activity of seven purposes of ISKCON.
To reduce the anxiety of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and to engage in this direction please
purify me, bless me and give me strength and your shelter so that I can always participate
in sankirtana movement. This is my only desire to fulfill your ISKCON movement.
Srila Prabhupadaki jai
Your insignificant servant
Govindappa S, KGF
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my prostrated obeisances a million times at your lotus feet, for the shade of
those feet is the only shelter for millions of fallen souls in this age of kali.
I’m struck with bewilderment by seeing your causeless mercy & oceanic compassion
towards us, the conditioned jivas, even after our being condemnably negligent towards
following your transcendental instructions which are the only showers of hope in the
midst of blazing fire of material existence.
You yourself know best, the art of reviving the ‘Sankirtana Revolution’ on this bhuthala
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than anybody else. This is confirmed by your new ‘paurastya lila’ which began in 1997 on
the Hare Krishna Hill at Bangalore exactly 30 years after inaugurating your ‘pashchatya
lila’ at New York (way back in1967). Your sincere disciples on H.K.Hill are expertly
empowered by your Divine Grace for re-constructing your house which is meant for the
whole world to live peacefully. They are able to survive the onslaught of kali & his agents
only by the strength of your mercy upon them.
Your anxiety for delivering the unfortunate, less intelligent souls of kali is best explained
by your grand, transcendental prasadam distribution program & other upcoming projects
which are expanding in an amazing pace. It seems like you are preparing for commencing
a wonderful spiritual revolution which is going to ‘Krishnize’ the whole world. This subtle
pastime of yours is inexplicable even for the most intelligent karmi.
I’ am unable to express my eternal indebtedness to you in words, Srila Prabhupada. It has
been since last three years that you have taken charge of me, I experience your feeling for
protecting me from Maya by mercifully engaging me in devotional service to the Lord
always. Even when my reluctant, lazy mind & puffed up false ego forcefully dictates me to
skip that transcendental service & sleep on the lap of Maya, Your Divine Grace is
magnanimously keeping this foolish, fallen soul alert in that same service to the Supreme
Personality of God Head.
I’m completely un-qualified both materially & spiritually for executing the kind of
responsibilities you want me to take up. Please forgive for me for all mistakes performed
while executing my responsibilities. I admit my incapability, but plead your Divine Grace
to use me in whichever way you want, forever.
Please forgive me for all my offences at your lotus feet & at the feet of your servants. My
only prayer is to allow me never again to become ‘Krishna bahirmukha’, but keep as the
dog of your sincere servants forever even though I’m unfit for such a position.May your
fame be spread all over the three worlds; I take shelter of your lotus feet.
Your aspiring servant
Govinda Datta Dasa, ISKCON, Bellary
• • •
(Sri Guru Gauranga Jayat)
Vande 'ham sri-guroh sri-yuta-pada-kamalam sri-gurün vaisnaväms ca
sri-rüpam sägrajätam saha-gana-raghunäthänvitam tam sa-jivam
sädvaitam sävadhütam parijana-sahitam krsna-caitanya-devam
sri-rädhä-krsna-pädän saha-gana-lalitä-sri-visäkhänvitäms ca
Dear Beloved Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet; please give me shelter at your
lotus feet. I am very fallen & unclean, my heart is also dirty, and therefore I cannot
understand your divine power.
Kindly accept this small offering from me:
“You are my only faith
and my only guardian.
Let me have no other wish
except your sri caran,
leaving aside all eagerness
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or my bodily power”.
Do you know sri caran means padma-madhu. So, this padma-madhu the honey collected
from the lotus flower is a very special type of honey & it is also very good medicine for
the eye. If one has some high disease due to so many impurities in the eyes, the kaviraj –
ayurvedc doctor – will advise him to rub some padma – madhu in his eyes. He has some
impurities in his eyes & thus he cannot see clearly & feels pain, so if he applies some
padma – madhu on his eyes, that will clean out all the impurities. Then he will be able to
see very clearly and well. So this padma – madhu has a special quality that is mention in
ayurveda sastra. Similarly, the gurupada–padma madhu, the honey emanating from the
lotus feet of Sri Guru, is so sweet and nectarean that if a fortunate sisya, disciple, gets it
and relishes it, his eyes will be cleansed of the material conception. This way I am such a
fallen soul, so give me power for spreading this Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu mission in the
whole world. (Dear Srila Prabhupada please make me your faithful sisya)
Hare Krishna! Please chant everybody for pleasing Srila Prabhupada
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”
Your’s unworthily servant
Guna Shreshtha Dasa, Jaipur
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Dear Srila Prabhupada...
... Please accept my very humble obeisances at Your lotus feet. All glories unto You.
Year after year, on this occasion of Vyasa Puja, I cannot but think of expressing my
heartfelt thanks to You with all sincerity.
You are considered as a scholar, a philosopher, a religionist, a spiritual leader, a prolific
author of many books, a holy man, a spiritual teacher and so forth my many people.
Indeed you all of them... but to me Srila Prabhupada, you are a caring father, a vigilant
teacher and a kind friend...
... I feel Your presence while reading Your books, while hearing to Your lectures, Your
conversations and most importantly while I am chanting, which of late I have started to
love and enjoy. This is nothing but your blessings. So under Your strict vigilance and
guidance I am slowly, but steadily, traversing on the path of back to Godhead. In that case
how then can I not think of thanking my uplifter? How can I be ungrateful to a person
who is constantly with me?
Guruji, I am deeply indebted to You for all that I am learning from You and this debt I
shall never, ever be able to repay. But out of my gratitude I wish to join Your true
followers and thus help in pushing forward this great movement in whatever way
possible.
And so, my dear Srila Prabhupada, I sincerely thank you from the core of my heart for
making my faith (in You and in Lord Krishna) stronger than ever before. Hare Krishna
Your faithful servant
Hamsapriye
• • •
Prabhupada has been so much inspiring me in my life. Actually I was inspired by His
books to take up Krishna Consciousness. When I read the preface of “The Science of Self
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Realization” it was stated that “You are not American, I am not Indian but we are spirit
souls.” That moment I felt that this book was very much different from the other books I
had earlier read. I had just read 3 chapters in that book and it was so much influencing
that it is like Krishna Himself coming and answering all the questions asked by great
people. Actually even though He is not alive as He is stated He is still living through His
books. When I saw an interview of His, it was like He Himself coming and clearing all the
doubts in my mind. I think He is a remarkable person because no one could have better
spread Krishna Consciousness in the western countries than Prabhupada Himself. He is
really an icon and no one can catch His place.
Sincerely,
Haran, ITPL Folk Niwas
• • •
Before coming to Krishna consciousness, we were leading a life like a frog in a pond
thinking that my life is only on this material world and no other life thereafter. But, after
entering into Krishna Consciousness, by the teachings of his Divine Grace A.C.
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, I understood many things related to me as well as my
life, from the book Science of Self Realization. The teachings of Srila Prabhupada had
appeared in my life like the bright sun which ruins the darkness.
The teachings of your Divine Grace are so simple that every human being in this material
world can understand easily. We get the solutions for the questions like Who are we?
Why we are here? What is next? What should we choose to go for next?
We also learned of making our life so meaningful by linking each and every activity of our
present life with the Supreme Personality of God Head Sri Krishna. We get the real
happiness by chanting the Hare Krishna mantra which we do every day 16 rounds. We
learnt to utilize our sense gratifications by chanting Hare Krishna Maha mantra, Listening
Kirtans, Associating with Krishna Devotees, Honoring Krishna Prasadam, etc.
Every one in this material world should follow these principles without these one cannot
attain the ultimate goal of life. By his divine grace, we got this knowledge from the
devotees of ISKCON which we cannot forget through out our life.
By this we beg your Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to give mercy on
us so that we do not forget to follow your instruction to attain the ultimate goal of life.
Harendra Modak, Ranjit Ojha and N Jayasankar
• • •
My respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakthivedantha Swami
Prabhupada.
Mukum karoti vacalam Pangum langhayate girim
Yat-krpa tam aham vande Sri-gurum dina-taranam
“By the mercy of the Guru (Srila Prabhupada), even a dumb man can become the greatest
orator, and even a lame man can cross mountains. I seek mercy of such a spiritual
master.”
I know not what Sukruthi I had done in my past life that I came in touch with a true
vaishnava, Mahabhagavata, Paramahamsa and Uttama-adikari Srila Prabhupada. Because
of His magnanimous compassion for the fallen souls like me, he saved me from falling
prey to all the animal propensities of life. He is the one who asked me to continuously
hear, chant the holy names of the Lord and engage myself in devotional service of Lord
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Krishna, to stop the repetition of birth and death. He is the one who held my hands and
guided me unto the right path offering the highest perfection of life, otherwise I would
have ended up in the darkest corner of hell. He gave me an opportunity to associate with
the devotees who are completely purified by worshiping the Lotus feet of the Lord.
On this auspicious occasion of Vyasa Puja I beg for the mercy of Srila Prabhupada. I beg
for Him to bestow upon me the quality of resoluteness to practice all the Sadhanas
sincerely. I pray to Him to wash away all the material desires from the core of my heart by
making me associate with the staunchest devotees of the Lord. I beg Him to always be
present with me as I am always prone to fall prey or come under the clutches of Maya
(illusion). I beg for his mercy to make my mind firm to attentively chant the prescribed
rounds and always associate with His books which are treasures of transcendental
knowledge. I pray to Him to drive away my darkest ignorance with His brightest torch of
Knowledge.
Jai Srila Prabhupada
Harish M G
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Hare Krishna Prabhuji!!!
Please accept my humble obeisance!!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!
When there is no light of hope left, people usually misdirect themselves towards the
unwanted and unplanned ambitions.
Being one of such people, I was trying hard and pushing strongly myself towards an
unknown direction of life. I was never sure as what to achieve in my life, I was just
running for blind folded competition to compete with undesirable people. This way I got
stuck in lot many miseries of human life.
But I feel myself very much blessed that somehow or other way around I got in touch with
Srila Prabupada’s noble mission. I just once read about Krishna Consciousness on internet
and all of a sudden I felt a ray of hope enlightens my heart.
I just had a sincere desire to find out the answers of lot many complexities of my life and I
believe that Srila Prabhupada somehow heard my hidden desire and brought me into this
super special Hare Krishna Movement.
Today instruction of Srila Prabhuapdaji are the real inspirations for me and in the same
direction I am endeavoring to finish the business of birth and death in this lifetime only.
But alone I can never think of finishing this business. I pray to Srila Prabhupada to bless
me with His mercy and enlighten my way of Krishna Consciousness.
I surrender myself with full of devotion to lotus feet of our spiritual master to get his
causeless mercy so that someday in my lifetime I will be able to get place in Lotus Feet of
Lord Sri Krishna. My whole life will be indebted to Srila Prabhuapa for giving me such a
nice opportunity to make me realize the real aim of human life. No matter how much
progress I make on this path but I submit myself to fulfill the desire of our spiritual master
Srila Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupada made this birth worth living and utilizing it for achieving the higher
purpose of life.
Jai Srila Prabhupada!!!!
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All Glories To Srila Prabhupada!!!!
Your Servant,
Harish, Jaipur
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DEAR Srila Prabhupada,
Yasya prasada bhagvat prasado
Yasya Prasad na gati kutopi
First and foremost I want to thank you for Providing us such a nice institution (ISKCON)
where all our primary worries of bogus guru,wrong knowledge, are removed and we are
left clear as crystal towards our goal of achieving the Krishna consciousness.
Your Sandwich program is very much effective which includes deity worship, chanting,
devotional services,book distribution,devotional trips, preaching organizing festivals,
making other K.C. and many more.
When I joined this movement I was thinking that you were present physically but later I
came to know you left this material world. But I always find you right in my front when I
hear bhagvatam classes from your recorded tapes or I read any of your book. You are very
much alive in our heart and guiding us toward the supreme Lord in other words you are
more eager than us to save us from this material fire.
At last I would seek your blessing on this auspicious day of your appearance in this
material world, that nothing can distract me from this K.C. movement and am always
attached to your lotus feet.
Jai Srila Prabhupada
Yours forever
Hari Shankar, Jaipur
• • •
namah om vishnu padaya krsna preshthaya bhu tale
srimate bhaktivedanta swami iti namine
namaste saraswate deve gaura vani pracharine
nirvishesha shunya vadi pashchatya desha tarine
Respected Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
You are the most magnanimous and most merciful representative of our sweet Lord Sri
Krishna. Nobody except you could have saved us from this mire of dark nescience. But we
are so fallen that even with this we want to remain in our own world like hogs and dogs.
Who can be more fallen than me? If you will not be merciful on me than who else can
show any mercy to me.
I was living like a dead stone, you gave me life. Now with this life which is your causeless
mercy on me, I want to serve you to my utmost capacity.
Kindly bless me. Though I am not qualified but I want to do something to spread the
glories of your movement worldwide. So many times I tend to become confused in my
path of devotional service. Kindly dissipate all kinds of ignorance in my path by the torch
of knowledge.
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It is due to your immense mercy that I have an international family in this kaliyuga.
Anywhere I meet devotees I feel I know them since long. I feel them closer to my heart
than my own (material) family. All glories to your wonderful disciples. They are the best
association in this world. Being with them it becomes so easy to remember Krishna.
Although most insignificant I take this as an opportunity to send this small piece of
offering for this Vyasa Puja celebration. Kindly accept it and oblige.
Your most insignificant servant,
Trying to serve you,
Himali, Lucknow, India
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Dear Gurudev,
Please accept my humble obeisances. With the help of my friend, I came to Yoga Retreat
program. After that I have been attending satsang classes for the past 1½ years. I am
chanting 8 rounds and would like to increase 4 rounds from Janmastami. Bhagavad Gita
& Krishna Consciousness are not blind beliefs but they show us the true path in the life.
In my life, I have been always falsely acting with everyone & even with my mother and
father but after attending satsang classes, many dirty things in my mind are getting
cleared. Now I am able to improve myself by learning good habits instead of bad ones.
Please help me to practice your instructions in my life sincerely. I pray for your guidance
to go back to Krishna, godhead.
Your servant,
Himanshu Sharma, Puri, Orissa.
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nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
My Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
By Your grace I am able to chant 16 rounds every single day. Perhaps I am the most selfish
rascal in this whole world. I have been given all the facilities that are conducive for
progressing in Krishna consciousness, but I am not taking full advantage of it. But I do
have a strong desire to serve you and your mission. Don’t know how, when and where…
There have been many impediments in my spiritual progress, but I have been able to cross
over all of them very easily only by Your Grace. It is only by Your Grace I am able to
perform mangala aarathi, honor prasadam, read Srimad Bhagavatam every single day.
Dear Srila Prabhupada, I thank you for constantly guiding me towards Krishna. I seek
your blessings so that I can remain under the shade of Your Lotus Feet, forever, firmly.
Thank You,
Your most fallen aspiring servant,
Ishwar N Kaushik, Bangalore
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Dear Prabhupada,
May all glories be to you. You came into this world to lift people like me out of the misery
of false-identity. You bestowed your mercy on a wretched creature like me and you made
it easy for me by bestowing your undying mercy on my wife and child thus easing my
path traveled in the direction of your instructions. It is also only by your mercy that I and
my family are associated with 'Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON, Bangalore' which is the only
ISKCON where you are still the spiritual master in your rightful place. It is by your
powerful movement that we have the unique opportunity to mingle seamlessly with
devotees of ISKCON Bangalore who play a huge-role in uplifting our fallen-lives.
It is by your blessings that the Pancha tattvas continue to guide our life. It is only by your
mercy that Srimati Radha-Rani petitions our case to Krishna. It is only by your
recommendation that Lord Krishna continues to bestow his 'special mercy' on my family.
You are present in our lives in the form of your vigraha, your books and your vani. My
only prayer to you Prabhupada is to beg from you your continued presence in our lives,
life after life, showering your merciful glance & guidance. Mere words are not capable of
expressing my heart-felt gratitude to you. Oh my spiritual master, please give us a drop
from your ocean of mercy & continue to be our guiding light in our quest in KC. May
your glories spread to the whole world.
May all your followers (true) be blessed by Krishna's mercy. May all blasphemers against
your holy standing come to see that you alone are the Spiritual master in Hare Krishna
movement for the next 10,000 years as instructed by you. Please shower your blessings on
them also by opening their eyes thus putting an end to all the problems currently plaguing
ISKCON group of temples. Bless that all ISKCON devotees be united in following your
instructed path. May the people of the whole world become your true-disciples and glorify
you, ananta-koti vaishnavas & Lord Krishna in unison.
Thanking you from the core of our hearts
From your servants
Dr Jagadeesh TG, Dr Sarvamangala & 'Little' Krishna
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om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah
I was born in the darkest ignorance, and Srila Prabhupada, you opened my eyes with the
torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto you.
Prabhupada, I borrow this prayer to thank you, because I do not even know how to offer
prayers or worship to a pure devotee, such is the down trodden state in which I am.
I am surprised that you chose to save a sadist (filled with wrath) like me from self
destruction; a Vaisnava’s quality of compassion is beyond material conception. It is
actually not surprising since Vaisnava’s have always wanted to save the most spiritually
down trodden first.
Prabhupada you have very beautifully translated and explained the 3.37 verse of Bhagavad
Gita:
“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: It is lust only, Arjuna, which is born of
contact with the material mode of passion and later transformed into wrath, and which is
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the all-devouring sinful enemy of this world.”
You go on to explain that “Hanuman, the great servitor of Lord Rama, exhibited his wrath
by burning the golden city of Ravaṇa, but by doing so he became the greatest devotee of
the Lord. Here also, in Bhagavad-gita, the Lord induces Arjuna to engage his wrath upon
his enemies for the satisfaction of the Lord. Therefore, lust and wrath, when they are
employed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, become our friends instead of our enemies.”
I pray and beg lord Krishna to help me employ my Wrath in KC and serve you with all I
have, lest this wrath burn my soul to ashes.
The fear of losing your association and the association of Sadhu’s (your disciples) has
always lurked in me. I feel an immediate need to change my ways in order for me to
remain the recipient of you mercy. I beg forgiveness at your lotus feet for my offences.
Aspiring to be your Servant,
Jai Balaji
• • •
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada,
Our beloved Spiritual Master, Please accept my humble obeisance to your lotus feet.
On this auspicious day of your Appearance I would request your Divine Grace to accept
my offerings.
Last year amidst all opposition Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON in Bangalore and its branches
spread across India were able to successfully neutralize the constant assault leveled against
us by various rebellious living entities. It is the absolute mercy of your Divine Grace
which is giving us the strength to overcome humongous obstacles. If not your mercy Srila
Prabhupada we would have definitely succumbed.
For me the secret of success is to satisfy the Spiritual Master whose satisfaction alone can
please the-Personality of Godhead and whose dissatisfaction alone can play havoc on the
path of spiritual realization.
This is to say again that “One who takes to the path of devotional service will never be
vanquished, despite all miseries of the body and mind and despite all misery brought
about by other living entities and providence, miseries which are beyond our control.”
sakñad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair. Srila Prabhupada you are as good as God. The sastra
also says, "In order to take direction, one must surrender to guru." Kåñëa says tad viddhi
pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya.
I cannot survive the blows of Maya unless you keep forgiving me and reaching out more
to help me. This is my situation. I beg your mercy to be sincere in my service to your lotus
feet.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Always aspiring to remain your servant,
Janardhana Dasa, Bhilai
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Dear Spiritual Master ,
Please accept my humble obeisances. I am very glad enough to be under your shelter by
bestowing on us the transcendental knowledge from spiritual world. I am chanting one
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round and will try to increase one round from Janmastami. Now I found a good life with
your blessings.
Your disciple,
Jayashree Satapathy, Puri, Orissa.
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All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!!
Oh!!!Master, I am your eternal servant KalaiSelvam.K, Offerings please accept it Maharaj.
It is my first offerings or letter to my eternal guru
SRILA PRABHUPADA.
Hare Krishna Maharaj,
I am Kalaiselvam.K being in your movement (chaitanaya mahaprabhu movement) from 1
year it is my second year in the ISKCON CARRIER
(Or) MY LIFE SUCESSFUL TIME, in this time.I Want to share my experience in
movement in past one year and before life of me and future life with in your movement.
Before coming to ISKCON, I just like wandering here and there for some material
pleasure and other things but in my mind there will be thought that why I am living
here and some other question’s are raised in my mind. At same time I visited ISKCON
for some sense gratification, but it no Longer help me to take more advantage of it but
when in my life I get distress then the raised questions are take maximum extended
and explore and then I come to ISKCON then finally I got the real goal of the living
beings and it is only the due to the causeless mercy of you my Maharaj and Krishna.
After coming to ISKCON also I have doubt about the movement I am not understand
clearly then due to your arranged and your own guidance in my heart I am able to get
maximum information about Krishna and love of Krishna is awaken by your teachings
and when I get doubt the answers are get by any source by your mercy that shows you
are always living with us. You just giving the valuable thing in entire creation
(KRISHNA LOVE) for nothing in exchange for a unqualified, uneducated and Sudra
like me. But also after getting all this information about you and Krishna I are
sometimes fall from the conciseness of Krishna then I get the proper understanding
after the fault then I understand the mercy of you. Some times I desires some thing
which is not worthy at all but you is my guru know that what is best to do for me
better then me and all.
Future is that I could join your movement soon as your mercy upon me Krishna love
in my heart is increased and then it will explore and I could promise you the as much
as possible I spread the movement forward of best of my ability and only one thing I
ask you is please always be merciful unto me at any condition and at any circumstance
if a condition in which I able to forget Krishna means please I beg you Prabhupada call
me back and please save me from the pangs of material sufferings. but real I will be
always in Krishna conciseness so please bless me in this auspicious occasion of your
appearance day and I will take a vow of always as for as possible I will engaged in
Krishna conciseness but please Prabhupada and Krishna don’t forget me and kick out
of your mission.
Kalaiselvam K
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All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Dear Prabhupada,
I don’t know from when I was attracted to the beautiful form of Shyamsundara. But the
shraddha bindu in Him came after reading your book “Pastimes of Krsna-The Supreme
Personality of Godhead”. I took your instruction of chanting one round Hare Krsna Maha-
mantra daily and my devotion to Krsna increased little by little accompanied by reading of
your conversations with various kinds of people in KRSNA VOICE. I considered Krsna to
be my Guru then. But still, even though I respected you, I was most foolish to not to
accept you as my spiritual master. Taking knowledge from you and not accepting you as
my spiritual master, I behaved most ungratefully. Please forgive me.
“Sri Guru Karuna sindhu”- true to these praises, you blessed me immediately after I
accepted you as my spiritual master, even as I did it after about 8 years I came in contact
with your book. Those 8 years, I struggled to make any spiritual progress. Fell down by
discontinuing those 1-2 spiritual practices also. Faced a lot of opposition to my devotional
service and succumbed to it without having the ‘spiritual’ strength and missed all
opportunities of serving RadhaKrsna. But as soon as I accepted you as my guru and paid
obeisance with devotion, I got what I (consciously) hankered for, in those 8 years…
Opportunities to do atleast smallest of services to RadhaKrsna. I pay obeisance to your
lotus feet again and again, so that I may get more and more chances to serve RadhaKrsna.
Please be merciful to me.
I have erred in a lot of ways, been insincere, non-serious about spiritual understanding
and progress because of laziness and forgetfulness. Please bless me with the sincerity,
seriousness of developing Krsna consciousness. I totally depend on your mercy to keep
doing my sadhana also. Otherwise, there is no way that I can remain on this devotional
path. I must be very fallen because of which I do not cherish and long for sadhu-sanga.
Prabupad, be merciful to me so that I long for and cherish the association of devotees
whose singing of glories of Krsna is most pleasing to the ears.
Even after knowing that there is danger in every step in this material world and often
getting so scared about the world and it’s ways, I have still clung on to these material
activities. When will the day come when I will take up Krsna conscious activities
completely which give one complete fearlessness? By your grace I have known that there
is complete fearlessness only in the shade of lotus feet of Krsna. When will the day come
when not only my body, but my mind also completely prostrate to Krsna and His pure
devotees like Your Divine Grace?
Please accept me as your disciple and grant be the boon of living a life of constant service
to vaishnavas and giving up all unwanted material activities. Serving the vaishnavas who
always glorify Achyutha will make me eligible to ask the boon of serving Radha Krsna I
think.
Completely dependent on your mercy,
Kalakathyayani R
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All Glories to Guru and Gauranga
Om ajñna-timir ndhasya Jñnñjana-alkay
cakṣur unmlitaḿ yena tasmai r-gurave namaḥ
I offer my respectful obeisances to Srila Prabhupada lotus feet.
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I was under ignorance till 18 years, and I was not knowing any thing about why we have
born here, what is our duty, what is our goal in life and main thing is I was not knowing
who is Krishna, the supreme personality of God Head, But by the mercy of Srila
Prabhupada I came to know all these things.
But today from 2 to 3 years iam chanting daily 16 rounds seriously, reading Bhagavad-gita,
this is because of your causeless mercy. Today I have taken membership in ISKCON and I
have become ISKCON library member to listen all your cassettes about krsna, this is
because of your mercy.
In my life I have earn some thing means it is krsna consciousness given by you. Every
Sunday I am coming to temple to have darshan of the lord this is because of your
kindness.
Really I feel your presence by seeing akshaya patra bus on the way while going to office,
and by reading your books, listening your audio and video’s. This is bcoz of the word
which you have said is “Iam never died but alive through my books” I keep that always in
my mind and iam really feeling your presence.
I don’t have mother Prabhupada, she passed away, but you have shown me my real and
permanent father and mother, Sri Radha Krishna Chandra, they are my parents now.
In my life the most respectful person and the unforgettable person is one and only you
prabhupadji, really you are very kind to all of us.
Prabhupada I beg your mercy always, please bless me to chant 16 rounds daily, to read all
your books. Do you know my goal in my life gurudev, I want to read all the books written
by you, this is my dream Prabhupada, I want to be under the shade of your lotus feet.
Prabhupada please be always with us and show us the way to go back god head, you are
my life and inspiration.
Always willing to be your servant,
Kalavathy D
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Om Ajnana Timirandhasya Jnanajana Shalakaya Caksur Unmilitam
Yena Tasmai Sri Guruve amaha Namo Om Vishnu Padaya Krishna Prestaya
Bhutale Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin Iti amine Namaste Sarasvate
Deve Gaura Vani Pracharine Nirvisesa Sunyavadi Pascyata Dese Tarine
Dear Srila Prabhupada
On the auspicious occasion of your transcendental appearance, we are attempting to offer
our offerings to you Good-self. Please accept the same. Prabhupada, your books are the
basis. Infact, today the words we use to glorify you also come from your writings. You
have appeared before us to reveal the light of the Vedas and bestow upon us the blessings
of full-fledged freedom after which we should hanker at every step of our life’s journey.
Vedas are meant for highly elevated human beings but you have presented Vedas in your
books in such a simple language that even a layman can understand its essence and rise
up to the level of perfection.
The process of devotional service disseminated by you is so simple that we do not have to
undergo severe austerities. You have revolutionized Bhakti yoga so that people from all
caste, creed, gender, and nation can participate. Lord Sri Krishna is misunderstood as
Hindu and / or Indian God but you reestablished Him as the Supreme Personality of
Godhead. You have clearly explained the concept of Guru. Your lecture of February 1936
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in Bombay gives a lot of understanding about Guru. Some of these statements are:
• “There does not arise any question of discriminating my guru from yours or anyone else.
• We cannot know anything of the transcendental region by very limited, perverted method
of observation and experiment. But all of us can lend our eager ears for the aural
reception of the transcendental sound transmitted from that region to this through the
unadulterated medium of Sri Gurudev or Sri Vyasadeva.
• Therefore, Gentlemen, we should surrender ourselves today at the feet of Sri Vyasadeva
for the elimination of all our differences bred by our un-submissive attitude.”
Prabhupada, we had enough opportunity for getting initiated under the present
Guru system. It is only because of you, Prabhupada that we are saved from falling
victim to it and the repercussions of following unauthorized initiation system. Thank
you Prabhupada.
We desire to have only one goal in our life, i.e. render service to you. But circumstances,
internal and external, are keeping us away from achieving this goal. Please bless us so that
we can overcome these circumstances.
Please make your teachings our life and soul. Please bless us so that we never leave your
lotus feet.
Hare Krishna
Your eternal servants,
Kannan, Monika and Gaurangi
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I pay my respectful obeisances to the lotus feet our spiritual master by whose grace today,
I understand the true meaning of my life, who I am? What is my position? How I should
lead my life, And many other fundamental, basic questions which arise in every sane &
intelligent person’s mind. Among billions & billions of human beings, I consider my self
very lucky, that I am part of Krishna consciousness society whose founder Acarya is his
divine grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta swami Srila Prabhupada, there are millions & million of
people who are not so lucky like me, how many birth one has to take to find right
spiritual master to get the perfect knowledge, I don’t know. In another sense I consider
my self very lucky, my birth took place after the disappearance of our spiritual master and
the age of kali has affected our Krishna society, I think we are all aware of bogus gurus
who are trying to claim themselves as spiritual master, but I am very much fortunate to be
among the members who consider Prabhupada as one & only spiritual master.Since the
day I took K.C there has been lot of positive changes that happened in my life, perhaps
which I cannot describe in few lines. There has been always support & blessings which I
felt every moment. Just for instance, whenever I watch some material movie. when some
tragedy or stressful situation comes, then I realize that my spiritual master used to say
right thing. That all are in trouble in this material world. Even I felt in my personal life
too such instances.
Our spiritual master is so perfect & merciful that he has equipped us with every necessity,
by his books, recordings, lecture, songs, bhajans and most important his instructions, so
that we will never feel isolated & ignorant at any moment. The glories of my spiritual
master is endless perhaps my one life is not sufficient to describe it; I don’t know from
how many lives, I am indebted to my spiritual master.
Thus once again I bow my head to my spiritual master, so that his mercy will remain
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bestowed upon me. And I could finish my cycle for birth & death in this life itself. And he
would take me back to home back to god head.
Our ever wellwisher
Jay Srila Prabhupada
Karan
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Hare Krishna...
Filled with great happiness and tears, there are many special words to say about our
Spiritual Master. He is really a great person who single-handedly preached Krishna
Consciousness in the western countries and has been an eye-opener for the youths to
reach the Spiritual world.
I am really afraid how much struggle and obstacles he would have gone through to make
the people think of the Supreme Personality Krishna. The way he preached (still
preaching through his words and books nevertheless), the way he translated the priceless
scriptures for the benefit of the unfortunate people even when he was on bed were really
attractive, impressive and showed a great passion. The master's effort of building KC
among people was not only attractive and impressive, but also showed his self-confidence
that he could achieve his goal.
Thousands of devotees and upcoming devotees (students) are following the genuine
master's instructions today. Many of us would also been thinking and feeling why we were
not there to support him during his days. I really feel happy that I got an excellent
opportunity to join hands with him to follow KC. May the KC grow with countless efforts
put forward by the devotees (prabhus) of the temple and the Supreme personality of
Godhead Krishna’s causeless mercy; May all the people get benefited through his
lecturers.
Jai Srila Prabhupada.
Karthik
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DEAR SRILA PRBHUPADA,
I offer my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet. I would like to thank you for all the
blessings you have bestowed upon me. Since the time I came in touch with your books
and your message things have changed about my belief in God, knowing the Supreme
Personality of Godhead Krishna. It has been almost a year since I came in touch with
ISKCON temple and your books, but I regret to tell you Prabhupada that I am not
following your instructions properly. Though I have this opportunity of your association,
I am not utilizing it in a right manner. I have no one to tell my own mundane material
problems, and I am confused. Please bestow me peace of mind and good health so that I
can serve the Lord. On this auspicious day please please guide me and help me to follow
your instructions. Aspiring to serve you and your mission.
HARE KRISHNA
Your aspiring servant,
Karthik K R
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet. Thank you very much for giving
me the shelter at your lotus feet. By your mercy I am able to chant 16 rounds of
Mahamantra every day. Please help me to continue and improve the quality of chanting
day by day and also read your books.
Thanks for inculcating the taste and giving me an opportunity to attend all the temple
festivals. This has helped me to get near to Krishna consciousness. Please take care of me
Prabhupada!
I sing...samsAra dAvAnala lida loka traNaya kAruNya ghana ghanatvam
prAptasya kalyANa guNArNvasya Vande Guroshri charaNArvindam
Hare Krishna
In all humbleness
Karuna N
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Dearest Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance at the dust of your lotus feet.
Srila Prabhupada by your mercy I have now been able to stick on to your movement for
more than one year now. I am not sure weather I have been able to make steady progress
during this time. Never the less just being in your movement is itself the greatest fortune.
Srila Prabhupada the whole world is moving behind Money & sex which will give them
nothing but frustration, frustration & only frustration. The most intelligent of people do
not have the perspective that you have shown us. Every body are getting entangled in the
clutches of Maya more and more. But of them there are.001% people who are having
different plan. At least theoretically I can say that by your mercy I am in.001% category.
Had it not been I really feel that an aimless person like me would have been a leading a
life of complete hopelessness being kicked by Maya left & right.
Srila Prabhupada I am the most fortunate person in terms of getting the only bona fide
spiritual master like you, but the most unfortunate to not have been able to grasp such a
rare opportunity such as this.Pride, False Ego, desire for self glorification laziness, & so
many other bad things are there in me. I don't fell sorry of this. But I only feel sorry that I
am not endeavoring to come out of it. I some times feel very pessimistic about my
progress in spiritual life& so feel like to just go & die some were.
Srila Prabhupada how tolerant you are that you are still keeping a person such as me who
is not even trying to come out of his anarthas & and is looking only for subtle &gross
sense gratification
I know I am not worthy of being here but I just recall that you are the message
broadcaster of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu & Nityanand Prabhu who have appeared to
deliver the most fallen class of people & I am top in that category. So this becomes my
greatest qualification.
I am heartily in debited to you for a countless reasons. Some of the reasons I will try to
put it here.
1) It is by your mercy that I came in touch with your books & your devotees.
2) You are so mercifully that you have accepted this rascal in you family
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3) It is by by your mercy that I can boast of saying that I am your disciple & not the
disciple of any self made guru's in ISKCON.
4) It is by your mercy that the association of devotees is available for me.
5) It is by your mercy that I am able to have darshan of deities everyday
6) It is by your mercy that I am able to take charnamrit everyday
7) It is by your mercy that I am able to engage in some sort of devotional service
8) It is by your mercy that to a certain extent I am able to attend the morning shadana
program
9) It is by your mercy that I am still counted as one of the missionaries in ISKCON
10) It is by your mercy that I am able to honor Krishna Prasadam everyday
11) It is your mercy that I have an opportunity to please you & there by please krishna
12) It is by your mercy that I am able to chant the Holy names of Krishna
13) It is by your mercy that I have an opportunity to chant the Hare Krishna mantra
with out offenses
Srila Prabhupada I do not pray for more miseries, but if it is destined & unavoidable let it
come, ten times more, but within ISKCON
Even the very thought of leading a life out side ISKCON is more scary than a thought of a
person cutting my Neck when I am alive. If any day Krishna forbid I have to leave
ISKCON, let it be, but not with my body & soul together.
Srila Prabhupada you built a house in which the whole world could live. Let this
insignificant, low class,useless,fallen rascal have a small place in It eternally
Srila Prabhupada I know its a long long way to go for my purification but my only desire
is to make a steady progress in spiritual life & die within your movement as a
Brahmachary.
Your most fallen servant
Kaunteya Dasa
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Çré Guru-Gauräìgau Jayataù oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
namo oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale çrimate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namaste särasvate deve gaura-väné-pracäriëe nirviçeña-çunyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
Beloved spiritual master Çréla Prabhupada,
On the occasion of your 113
th
divine appearance anniversary, kindly accept the humble
obeisances of this insignificant servant. All glories to Your Divine Grace, all glories to Çré
Çré Nitäi-Gauräìga, all glories to Çré Çré Rädhä Kåñëachandra.
In some of the Bhaktivedänta purports you mention that as Kåñëa is unlimited, so also are
His services and the devotees serve Him in unlimited ways with unlimited energy and
enthusiasm. An acarya finds out many means to engage the conditioned living entities in
the service of the Lord. Your magnanimity has even chosen a useless creature like me to
serve the Lord through your mission. I can never pay back you for this rare help on me.
On this very auspicious occasion I pray Your Divine Grace to bless me to be able to come
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out of the lifetimes of material conditioning that I have been suffering, and always
encourage me to follow your nectarean instructions, for strictly abiding to your
instructions only can set everything else in the right track. May your glories never be
ceased by any mundane attempts of miscreants.
Gurudeva Çréla Prabhupäda ké jaya.
Çré Guru-Paramparä ké jaya.
An obliged Jéva,
Kadamba Känana Däs, Bhilai
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisance at your lotus feet. On this auspicious day of your
divine appearance, I take the opportunity to glorify your transcendental qualities. I am
very much thankful to you for keeping me under the shelter of ISKCON, the movement
which you started to give a chance to the fallen souls of this age to go back to the spiritual
world. It is only because of this movement thousands of people are getting chance to hear
the holy name of Krishna. Lakhs of people are able to get Krishna prasadam, which is
indifferent from Krishna himself through Akshaya patra programme,
only by your mercy. Thousands of people are able to come in touch with the words
spoken by Krishna, the supreme personality of godhead through your bhaktivedanta
purports. Hundreds of devotees are getting an opportunity to preach Krishna
consciousness only by your grace. Even an neophyte devotee in ISKCON can see your
presence at any moment, through the organizational structure that you have created. Like
this there are number of benefits that we are taking from you, without repaying for it.
It is rightly said that one can never repay the debt to his spiritual master for his causeless
mercy that he is receiving life after life. I request you to always keep me under your
shelter, in ISKCON for it is the only place in this material world where one can revive his
original consciousness or krishna consciousness. Please give me strength to follow your
instructions regularly and seriously. Also please help me to clear the anarthas that I had
accumulated life after life. Please help me to overcome pride, name, and fame and help me
to serve the devotees without committing any offences.
Yours most insignificant servant,
Keshi Hanta Dasa, Jaipur
• • •
Nama Om.Vishnupadaya Krishna presthaya bhutaleSrimate
Bhakthi Vedanta Svamin iti Namine.
Namaste, Sarasvate deve gauravani pracarine
Nirvisesa sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine.
Unless anything is sanctioned or authorized by the Lord, it cannot act. A bonafide
spiritual master is very important/ necessary aspect for a devotee for experiencing spiritual
life.
My dear gurudev, thank you for being merciful unto me. You know I am a fallen rascal
and only a merciful Spiritual master like you can take care of me and show me Lord Sri
Krishna. Your causeless mercy is freely available to all the fallen souls; it is unfortunate
that only a few seek shelter at your lotus feet. I thank you for your causeless mercy.
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I do not know how much it takes to achieve perfection. I entirely depend upon you to
achieve that perfection and go back home back to Godhead. I am a fool at your lotus feet,
I beg you to give me divyagyan and make me perfect to go back Home. I do not want to
look around and search for a living guru as I may end up in the wrong basket, rather I
would hold your lotus feet and follow you. Even if I die, I am are not sure when I’ll take
next birth, I may have crossed the 10,000 year of the golden age of Kaliyuga and miss all
these benefits of achieving perfection, as material years will pass just like that. I beg you to
take me back in this life and not in any other life. I do not want to take any chance.
I know that only you can take me to Lord Sri Krishna and complete my journey. I just
beg you to guide me in all my steps in this dangerous and treacherous material world,
which is full of surprises and dangerous potholes. I am blind and you are my light.
I’ve been in this movement for a long time by your mercy and hope that I will receive your
mercy always till I leave this body. I am grateful to you Janma after Janma for giving me
this matchless gift, Krishna Consciousness. Also request at your lotus feet to give me the
strength to follow your instructions 100% without deviation and speculation because by
speculation I will become imperfect. I want to follow each and every word of yours and
not listen to any propagandist saying that your works are outdated and need to replace
your books with new books. Also there are propaganda that one needs a living Guru. Only
fools will tell a Vaishnava dies. If you are not living, how can all the services and programs
in this temple manifest and succeed? Lord Sri Krishna is not available for us without a
Vaishnava like you. He always needs exalted devotees like you to glorify Him and
associate with Him. If one denies your existence, they will deny Lord Sri Krishna’s
existence. If your books are out dated even Srimad Bhagavata Gita is out dated! I do not
understand how they conclude that your books are outdated. It will live as long as
mankind lives on this planet and it will remain an instruction for any one who wants to
perfect his life and who ever want to go back home Back to godhead! YOU ARE OUR
LIVING GURU AND WE NEVER FELT THAT WE ARE BEREFT OF YOUR
ASSOCIATION AND YOUR BLESSINGS. YOU LIVE IN YOUR BOOKS AND ONE CAN
REALISE IT, ONLY IF HE READS YOUR BOOKS WITH ALL REVERENCE AND LOVE
FOR YOU AND KRISHNA. Bereft of the knowledge, what a Guru is & who a Guru is one
can go on saying that one needs a Living Guru. This is only out of ignorance and I request
you to give them knowledge.
I hope people come to their senses and accept you the ONLY BONAFIDE ACHARYA and
do not take chances with others, claims to be the ISKCON gurus. Because one cannot be
sure of any one who claims to be a Guru or self proclaimed Guru, cheat the disciples of
their spiritual life. I am sure that I am safe in your hands and that you will guide me
throughout this life and go back home back to Godhead.
Hare Krishna.
Pranams at your lotus feet.
Trying to be your humble servant,
Keshava Dasa
• • •
Homage to “Srila Prabhupada”
1. Initially to say “Srila Prabhupada” Turning point of my life as you destroyed my
ignorance accumulated in the mind and showed the path to attain Real Happiness and
reach Human being’s ultimate goal i.e., To go Back to Godhead.
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2. Srila Prabhupada unto U I offer my obeisance as U are taking all the sins of your
disciples and making them Devotees of Lord Krishna.
3. There are instances where some disciples were poisoning u, but still u forgive them,
this shows u are Ocean of Mercy.
4. So Prabhupada give me the strength to understand the Philosophy which Krishna has
spoken clearly and practice Krishna Consciousness more strictly and distribute this
ultimate knowledge to everyone I meet.
5. Prabhupada please instruct me always through your instructions to make others
Krishna consciousness.
6. Nowadays attachment and lust, greed, anger are haunting me so provide me the
suitable instructions at that circumstances which solves these things.
7. Finally “Srila Prabhupada” U are a person who changed not only my life but also lives
of many people around the world so “SRILA PRABHUPADA IS GREAT”.
Kiran S
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HARE KRISHNA,
namo om vishnu padaya krishna preshtaya bhutale
srimate bhakti vedanta swamin iti namine
namaste sarasvate deve gaura vani pracharine
nirvishesha shunyavadi paschyatya desha tarine
I don’t have words to say about Prabhupada; still I would say few words about
Prabhupada. Prabhupada is the ocean mercy of without whose grace I could not have
known that I am not this body I am a spirit soul. He has given me second birth and I am
always thankful and obedient to him. I would like to dedicate my life for him. I pray for
his mercy to give me strength to fight against Maya (illusionary energy).Prabhupada’s
books are great source of spiritual education. If a person reads his book then he will
understand the real purpose of life and about spiritual world and god and spirit soul. I
pray him to give an opportunity to serve him and lord KRISHNA.
Yours faithfully
Kiran K K, Folk Student, ISKCON Bangalore
• • •
Dear most Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance unto your lotus feet. As you know very well that I was
such a fallen soul who could never have done any yagnas or austerities to please the
Supreme Lord even in my past lives; yet somehow I was fortunate enough to be born in
this era and get your causeless mercy. Your mercy is like being showered with rain in a
vast desert of material life.
There is saying that our life gets influenced firstly by our mother during birth; father
during growth; Guru during adolescence and finally ending with God. I have no doubts
whatsoever that you are the only one who can make me reach Krsna & I have been tasting
the nectar of Krsna's association through the guidance from your book. Thank you
Prabhupada for such a blessing on me.
I also want to thank your disciples in ISKCON-Bangalore for their constant benevolence
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& guidance for adhering to the principles set forth by you.
You have promised to take us all back to home, back to Godhead in this birth only if we
chant Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama
Hare Hare and follow the four regulative principles set forth by you. As mentioned in
Mahabharata, Krsna even broke His own promise of not lifting any weapon to save Arjuna
and mainly to keep up the promise of His pure devotee Bhisma. Likewise your promise &
your ultimate desire of eternally staying in Goloka, serving dear Krsna throughout, is as
true as heat and light emitted by the sun.
So many recognizable & unnoticed miracles have been occurring in my short spiritual life,
which are rightly termed as leelas performed by your divine grace & the Supreme Lord.
Some of them are:-
1. An year ago, when a suggestion was passed on through me to a struggling devotee to
accept you promptly as Guru, made the devotee get all the opportunities to serve
Krsna and fruitfully associate with other blessed devotees. This leela of yours
increased my conviction upon your lotus feet and made me practically realize that
Krsna is very pleased when anyone simply accepts you as their Guru and showers His
choicest blessings upon them.
2. By the association & willingness of the same devotee, we took up the service of book
distribution to sincerely serve you. After many days of endeavor, trying to preach &
distribute Krsna consciousness out of pride we were unsuccessful. Only when we
surrendered to lotus feet of your grace & Krsna, the holy books reached the hands of
deserving souls. Every day we simply carried them on our backs to different locations
and displayed them. It was totally Krsna's intervention throughout our journey that
geared up our book marathon and your divine blessing which made us speak about
the name, form, pastimes, qualities & principles of the Supreme Lord. I practically
realized in this book marathon service that Krsna was personally serving you by
distributing your books and you were serving Krsna through your vani in these holy
books where as we were just playing our part of puppets in this leela.
But at last, rewards were being deposited into our eternal spiritual account along with
praise and blessings of those neophyte devotees who came in touch with your books.
We also received gifts from ISKCON in recognition. On the whole, the book marathon
service helped us subdue our false ego and pride and relish the nectarine taste of practical
devotional service. Hari Bol!
Prabhupada, please give me more intelligence, strength and knowledge to serve Krsna
through your mission and also bestow more mercy by helping me offenselessly chant the
holy names of Lord Krsna with humility, love and full faith.
Thanking you.
Yours sincerely
Kiran Kumar B
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O’ my spiritual master, I have never seen you physically but I see you everyday. You are so
kind to me that, despite of so many sins I have done, I have your mercy. It is because of
you I’m today a Krishna conscious person and that now I cannot even imagine a life
without this knowledge that I got from you. I offer you my respectful obeisance unto your
lotus feet. My life was like Dr. Frog, so restless and careless was I and still forcefully
pretended to be a happy person when inside I continuously suffered.
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O great one, you have given this flawless knowledge to the entire world, I’m so fortunate
to have come in contact with your instructions and Krishna devotees, that I learnt to live
life the right way and preparing to go back to home, back to god head. I had no control on
my senses earlier, and here I can confidently say that a good amount of control is already
empowered and ever conscious about it.
With your mercy, I’m in this wonderful spiritual platform with full of bliss. Please accept
my respectful obeisance. Please help me further with your instructions, so that I don’t fall
back to this material world. Please bless me with ever increasing Krishna consciousness.
Jai Srila Prabhupada ki, jai
Kishon Deori
• • •
Om ajnan timirandhasya Jnanan jan shalakaya
Chakshur unmilitam yena Tasmai shri guruve namah
Namah om vishnu padaya Krishna preshethaya bhutale Srimate
bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine Namaste sarasvate deve
gaur vani pracharine Nirvishesha shunyavadi pashatya desh tarine
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I am trying to recall your causeless mercy upon me. Prabhupada I know that Krishna
created this material world due to jiva’s desire. There are two margs here – pravriti and
nivriti. All the jivas have chosen pravriti marg being forced by the material nature and
they think that advancement of civilization means gaining material knowledge and
growing economically. They do it to gratify their senses. In this way they are going more
and more into the dark well of material existence. You came to teach us in this dark hell
like a sun, telling us about nivriti marg.
Prabhupada you taught us who God is and about our relationship with Him. We also
learnt from you the ultimate aim of this human life and how to achieve it. You traveled
from country to country preaching to people about Krishna consciousness. You started
ISKCON centers, farm communities and gurukuls all over the world. You also engaged all
the devotes in various services like deity worship, book distribution, sankirtan and
preaching. Prabhupada while engaged in our services we feel as if in vaikuntha dham.
Prabhupada after your disappearance some devotees tried to take your position by
claming themselves as gurus. Some group of devotees tried to oppose them and there was
some confusion in the society for some time. Finally we won the case by your divine
mercy.
Prabhupada please bless us today that we may also inspire them to join hands and move
forward together to broadcast your real glory. All we want is your blessings. On this
auspicious day please bless me and all the devotees to serve you and your mission to the
fullest.
Jai Srila Prabhupada
Your servent
Krishna Charan Das, Jaipur
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept our humble obeisance.
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This year is a special year for us all. It is the year of Kumbhabhisheka for Sri Sri Radha
Krishna Chandra temple. It is also the year when the temple has been cleared of many
misgivings and litigations.
It is once again time for us to rededicate ourselves to your service and seek blessings from
you to keep us progressing on this path of devotion to Lord Krishna, the supreme
personality of God head.
We are really thankful that despite many attractions and desires of this kali Yuga, we are
still continuing in the path shown by you. We are grateful that we could share a lot of our
earnings for the good cause of food for school children. However, this year has been
unusually tough on our worldly side. The work place full of economic tension, but we are
thankful to you for having opened our eyes. How lucky we are to be happy with what we
get and least perturbed by worldly disturbance. You have shown the way and given the
courage to go through all troubled times of Kali.
Our spiritual advancement may not be perceptible. As time goes by, it is more and more
difficult to advance to the next stage. We seem to be stuck and no longer happy with
simple pretence of bhakti. The urge to taste the higher levels are increasing but not able to
make much headway. Prabhupada we need your intervention again to lift us to the next
level. We have attempted much to contain our anger this year and have got limited
success by your grace.
It is our ardent wish and sincere prayers that you would lead us further in to the spiritual
world and make our resolve stronger and worldly burden much lighter.
Your humble servants,
Krishnan Ranganathan & Sathi Ranganathan
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Oh My dear Srila Prabhupada, my eternal master and well wisher,
Please accept my insignificant homage and obesiences.
This is the only greatest fortune of this earth and we the inhabitants of this earth that you
are present here through your instructions, books, lectures, temples etc
You make us human beings as we are born two legged animals before.
You give us education as we are uneducated graduates from universities before.
You give us ears to see Supreme God, Krishna and His creation as we are trying to see Him
with our imperfect eyes before.
You give us the taste for Krishna's names and prasadam as we are thinking that tongue is
only for tasting food and water.
You show us what is real happiness as we are after temprory sensual happiness which
come and go.
My dear master, you give us our real identity as eternal servants of Krishna as we are
trying to find our indentity by becoming masters of masters materially here.
Please accept this small paragraph of homage as even if we compile all the books in all
universes with your glories, it will be still insufficient and never complete.
And please keep us in your and Lord's service life after life.
Yours servant
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Krishnanand M Nayak
• • •
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
I offer my respectful obeisance’s unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes,
which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.
Firstly, Let me offer my humble obeisance‘s to your lotus feet Prabhupada. A day came to
glorify your divine personality, But how do I? I don’t have any qualification to glorify your
divine personality. This day is not like an ordinary mother’s day or father’s day, a day for
remembering loving care they showed us and the lessons they taught us throughout our
lives. On this day we say “Thank you” for the training they gave us in the basic skills like
eating, dressing and mannerly behavior.
In your case, you took us from the ignorance of birth in this material world, gave us
rebirth, retrained us so that we would eat, dress, and behave to please Krishna, and taught
us everything we need to know to make this lifetime successful. May be there is no word
in the dictionary to greet you on this occasion. So let me offer my obeisance’s to your
lotus feet.
People say that you are not flexible, by seeing your magnanimity and compassion towards
fallen souls. They don’t know that you are fixed up to give Krishna conscious to all fallen
souls like me.
I can not please Lord Krishna without pleasing you; the only way to please you is
rendering service to your mission. By leaving your mission without rendering service, No
need to have any spiritual Progress (hope) in my devotional service.
yasya prasädäd bhagavat-prasädo
yasyäprasädän na gatiù kuto 'pi
Your Servant (trying to become)
Krishna Prema Dasa
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O beloved spiritual master, you are always in the presence of the cowherd girl Rädhä, the
daughter of King Våñabhänu. Please award me service at your lotus feet, which are the
proprietors of devotional service. Please place me in the ocean of joy by bestowing upon
me happiness in the mellows of service at the lotus feet of Çré Rädhä in the groves of
Vraja-dhäma.
only out of his immense compassion does the personality of godhead reveal himself as the
bonafide spiritual master. Therefore in the dealings of an acarya there are no material
activities but those of transcendental loving service to the lord. He is the supreme
personality of servitor godhead therefore it is worthwhile to take shelter of you Srila
Prabhupada, you have come as a asraya vigraha or the manifestation or form of the lord of
whom one must take shelter
Srila Prabhupada there is problem in your movement. so called gurus are claiming that
physical presence is not there, therefore they are telling that its not worth to take shelter
of your lotus feet
I came across while reading your purports that there is no difference between you and
your instructions
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For eg there is no difference between Krishna and his instruction like bhagavad gita if
some body takes the shelter of bhagavadgita it is as good as taking shelter of Krishna
himself similarly there is no difference between you and your instructions in the form of
Bhakthivedanta purports. so your books and lectures are the only shelter for the bonafide
disciple who is seeking sincerely of your shelter
Srila Prabhupada abhaya caranaravinda bless me to take deep dip into your purports so
that I can feel freshness always.
Yours aspiring to be humble servant
Krishna Keshava Dasa
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All Glories to my Dear Spiritual Master
Please accept my humble and prostrated obeisance’s at the dust of your divine lotus feet
Confronted with the obligation of submitting my offerings, I am feeling inadequate to
write anything, but it is my duty to do it, to write and read my offerings on this most
blessed event of your divine appearance. I do not have any talent or any qualification to
glorify your divine grace but on the order of my authorities I have just made an attempt.
You are direct associate of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, you garlanded the globe
fourteen times with the sparkling spiritual knowledge purifying all the conditioned souls.
After millions of births we have obtained this human body which is most difficult to
achieve, and it can be lost at any moment. But I think that the mission of this human life
is achieved only in the association of your divine grace. You are our worshiper God.
As confirmed in the Hari Bhakti Vilasa,
Bhakter mahatmyam akarnya tam iccham sad-gurum bhajet:
"If one desires the devotional service of the Lord, one must first worship the sad guru, the
eternal preceptor guru."
adau guru-ashrayam:
We must take shelter of the bona fide eternal preceptor guru
Hari-guru-charana-aravinda. Our only business should be to accept the spiritual master,
the guru, and through him we must accept the lotus feet of the Lord."
Srila Prabhupada you showed us that pure servant of Sri Krishna (bhägavatottamaù) never
forget Sri Krishna even for a moment even in exchange of Brahma’s position:
na calati bhagavat-padäravindäl
lava-nimiñärdham api yaù sa vaiñëavägryaù (SB 11.2.23)
He will not give up his shelter at the lotus feet of the Lord for a single moment—indeed,
not for half a moment—even in exchange for the benediction of ruling and enjoying the
opulence of the entire universe. Such a devotee of the Lord is to be considered the best of
the Vaiñëavas.
As we can’t explain the glories or opulence’s of Lord Sri Krishna by any amount of
vocabulary or jugglery of grammatical letters, words or sentences and having insufficiency
to explain about him in full. Even Lord Anantha is attempting to glorify his pastimes from
his millions of mouths since uncountable celestial years and still it is incomplete. Likewise
there are no suitable words or phrases to explain my degraded wretched position. I am a
disciple of Kali-yuga, Keeping my head shaved, wearing a loincloth, tilak on my nose and
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tulasé beads around my neck just pretending to be a vaishnava. My dear Master you are in
fact glorified in three worlds by all the living entities in the whole of material creation as
the most merciful, compassionate, forgiving, kindhearted incarnation for giving your
shelter to even such a pretender. As Lord Sri Rämachandra allowed all the creatures
(From Elephants to ants) to build His bridge of stone to lanka you are accepting my tiny
insignificant defective service, giving me your shelter and a chance to associate with your
disciples as well as preparing me to be one among your disciples. Srila Prabhupada I am
grateful for all your sympathy on me.
As the Conditioned souls are harassed by the onslaught of Maya and the only hope is
chanting the holy name in helpless condition likewise we are constantly harassed by
demons in the garb of vaishnava devotees and the only hope for us to have unflinching
faith in your final directives and never deviate from it. Until we smear upon our intellect
with your divine instructions and reinstate your real position as an Acharya completely
freed from puja, prathista, laba, jiva himsa,.. No one can reestablish their positions with
Lord Sri Krishna as eternal servants nor can be attached to his lotus feet.
During Lord Sri Rämacandra’s absence, Lord Bharata placed Lord Rämacandra’s padukas
(shoes) on the throne and ruled the kingdom as His representative. Similarly we the
Devotees of ISKCON Bangalore have placed your divine instructions on the throne of
Acharya and waiting for your second coming.
Let me always meditate that, Akshaya Patra is the designated vehicle of your mercy, it is
your body, just as ISKCON and the 3 B’s (BASICS, BASIL and BBT) is your Sat-Cid-
Ananda form. Let me completely dedicate my body, mind and words in the service of your
divine body.
After chanting Hare Krishna Maha mantra many times for many years one may realize the
knowledge about the absolute truth, but just simply by hearing your lectures even the
most sinful person in the whole of this material creation can come to the suddha-sattva or
vasudeva platform. The value of a moment’s association with your divine grace cannot be
compared to the attainment of heavenly planets or liberation from matter.
On this most auspicious day my only request to Sri Krishna is to always place me in touch
with your divine grace and let me always serve you as a sincere servant without any
personal motive.
Yours insignificant unworthy servant
Kulasekhara Chaitanya Dasa
• • •
In the morning, one should remember the spiritual master as being situated in Çré
Navadvépa, having two eyes and two arms, as being peaceful, and as bestowing all
benediction and fearlessness upon chanting his name.
Jaya oà viñëu-päda paramahaàsa parivräjakäcärya añöottara-çata
Sri SrimadAbhaya Caranavinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada -ké jaya.
We all should always remember that a person who is reluctant to accept Spiritual Master
and be initiated is sure to be baffled in his endeavor to go back to Godhead. One who is
not properly initiated by bonafide Spiritual Master may present himself as a great devotee
but infact he should encounter many stumbling blocks on his path of progress towards
spiritual realization. The result is that he must continue his term of material existence
without relief. Such a helpless person is compared to a ship without rudder. Such a ship
will never reach its destination. Therefore it is very essential to accept a bonafide Spiritual
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Master, if he at all desire to gain the favour of the hard.
Accepting Spiritual Master means to serve him, if there is no chance to serve Spiritual
Master directly a disciple should serve him by remembering his instructions because there
no difference between Spiritual Master and his instructions so in his absence, therefore his
words of directions should be the pride of disciple.
Srila Prabhupada this is what my desire that I should be intoxicated with Bhaktivedanta
purports and follow your words. This my not be fulfilled until you bless me.
Your’s Servant
Kusalya Thanaya Dasa
• • •
harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam
kalau nasty eva nasty eva gatir anyatha
"In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy
name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way."
In ISKCON, Sri Radha Krishna Mandir, Bangalore, there is a place named Harinama
Mantapa, which is visited before having darshan of their Lordships. The floor of this place
is engraved with 108 stone slabs and Srila Prabhupada always keeps enlivening the
environment. Around 4000 – 5000 pilgrims everyday pass through this Harinama
Mantapa and during festivals around 7000 – 8000 pilgrims get the honor of passing
through this place. And some devotees come every day or every week to chant Hare
Krishna Maha-mantra here. On being asked the reason for coming regularly to this place,
they say that we achieve peace and happiness by chanting on these 108 steps.
I have been serving at Harinama Mantapa since one and a half years and I have also
achieved lot of peach by listening to the voice of Srila Prabhupada constantly. I felt this
potency of pure devotee’s chanting in a dream which is as follows;
On the night of June 11
th
, at around 2:30 am, I dreamt that I was lying at a wooden bed
tired by the pain of arthritis and spinal issue and I was chanting Hare Krishna constantly.
During that time some of my envious relatives started setting my bed to fire. He started
challenging me, that let me see how your Hare Krishna Mantra chanting can save you
from this fire? I could not save myself during that time due to being unhealthy. I told him
that although you can burn my body, there is a soul inside which you can’t burn. And
with this soul only my Bhakti will go back. Saying this I started shouting Hare Krishna
maha-mantra unconsciously. After 10-15 minutes, my bed was engulfed by the flames
from all the sides but nothing was happening to my body or to my bed. Crying I started
gratifying the Lord that how compassionate He is who has saved me from the flames in
my dream and gave me the experience of Hare Krishna Maha-mantra’s chanting and I
started chanting more and more.
I was in this state for 40 minutes and when I woke up I found that I was totally safe from
the fire. After getting up I had darshan of all the Deities at home and also thanked Srila
Prabhupada for giving me the experience of the potency and effect of Sri Hari Nama. After
dreaming this I felt new ray energy passed into my heart and felt very peaceful by
chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Really, Harinama Mantapa is a unique place at our ISKCON temple. Therefore I request
you all that you come to Harinama Mantapa and chant Hare Krishna Mantra stepping on
108 steps and to the accompaniment of Srila Prabhupada’s pure voice. Thus you all will
achieve real happiness and pleasure.
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Hare Krishna.
Srila Prabhupada ki Jai
Jai Jai Sri Radhe
Srila Prabhupada’s servant,
Kusum Varshney
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I offer my respectful obsessions unto your lotus feet on this occasion your birthday. You
did the wonderful service to the humanity in the form of writing the books like science of
self realization, which helps the people to realize about the self and god. I am greatly
indebted to you for many many lives because I derived so much benefit from your
teachings and your mission. I have personally seen the power of your books. Those who
read your books they keep on appreciating you and start changing their lives.
With out your teachings, I was fully in ignorance, you only taught me about the god.
Otherwise I would not have any information about the god for many lives. Because of you
I understood the ultimate goal of life and how to reach the goal. But I do not know how
many lives it will take for me to cross this material ocean. Please be merciful unto me and
guide me towards the goal of the life. I am so sinful still I have so many dirty things in my
mind even after reading and hearing your instructions. I easily get distracted when I see
women and my mind starts thinking so many bad things.
I promise you on this auspicious occasion, that I will follow all the four regulative
principles stated by you. I will put all my endeavor in following you. But as a conditioned
soul I am always prone to be fallen. Without your and Krishna’s causeless mercy I could
not progress in the path of self realization and make progress in spiritual life. My humble
request is to you please guide me always. As a father please hold my hand tightly, do not
leave me at any point of time. If I hold your hand I may be leave your hand at any point of
time out of my ignorance. I will try my level best to serve your mission. Please give your
blessings to progress in spiritual life.
Sincerely,
Lakshmi Ranjan Kumar, FOLK student, Harekrishna Movement, Chennai.
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your Lotus feet.
Prabhupada, I seen in the outside world, when a boy fall in love with one girl words will
come like anything to glorify the character of that girl. One month back I got information
saying that all are requested to submit their Vyasa puja offering (glorification of your
divine grace). From that day I am thinking what to write and how to write. This showed
me that how much I have love unto your Lotus feet which are the only way to achieve
pure devotional service.
Today is your divine appearance day. In this auspicious day I beg at your divine grace to
give me the shade of your Lotus feet, So that I can try to understand your glories and
develop my love unto your Lotus feet.
Few months back I was put in different service (which is like lifting a person from
drainage and placing him on the Mount Everest). To do that service lot of responsibility
and dedication is required. But I am not having all those things and also I am unable to
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realize for what purpose I am doing for. Prabhupada, my only desire is to serve your
desires. At present my mind and body system are under the material modes of nature,
diverting my attention to sense gratification desires. So please give me the spiritual
strength to follow your instructions 100% without diverted to anything else.
Prabhupada, by your causeless mercy you given me the chance to revive my Krishna
consciousness which can be attained after millions and millions of life time. Please let me
realize your causeless mercy and purify my existence and go back home back to Godhead
(which is your only mission on this material world).
Prabhupada, also give some jnana (sometimes) to glorify your divine grace to best of my
ability.
Thank you,
Hare Krishna
Aspiring to become your eternal servant,
Lakshmisha Dasa, ISKCON, Bangalore.
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Dear Srila Prabhupada.
Please accept my humble obeisances, you are so merciful I was fully fallen in my life your
mercy made me come into krishna consciousness, you made me to come out of my
miserable life and making me to relish the nectar of krishna consciousness.
Your books has helped me to come out of all the miseries in my life, your books give me
courage, dare........ your books made me understand who is real mother, father, friend,
brother.... it made me understand what is our real relationship with lord krishna. I really
want to thank you for your mercy shown unto me so that I am able to chant 16 rounds
but some times i commit mistakes and am trying to correct it.
There is no other words to express what you really are. This is my first homage if at all
there is any mistake please forgive me and give me opportunities to serve you and I bow
to your lotus feet.
Your Aspiring servant
Lavanya
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances of your lotus feet.
I chant one round chanting everyday. I plan to increase two rounds from Janmastami.
Krishna Consciousness helps me in controlling my mind and changing my behavior.
Krishna is a supreme personality Godhead. Kindly bless me to improve my spiritual life by
chanting everyday Hare Krishna Mahamantra, reading Bhagabat Gita or Krishna books by
You. Please bless me to keep doing some service to Lord Krishna or Lord Jagannath,
Subhadra or Balabhadra : That is end of my life.
Yours Servant
Litu Kishore Parida, Puri, Orissa, PDP No - 560
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
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Please accept my most respectful and humble obeisance’s,
Srila Prabhupada you are my eternal spiritual master. You are my eternal guide. You have
kindly permitted me to place the dust of your lotus feet upon my head and serve you as
insignificant servant. Srila Prabhupada I don’t have any qualification to glorify you please
pardon me. I only pray that you continuously show your causeless mercy upon me to
protect me every day and every moment from enemies like pride and sense gratification,
that are waiting for every opportunity to weaken me. I am your property. Please take my
body and mind, my intelligence to use in your service. Give me strength to keep the
enemies away. Bless me with detachment from this world and attachment to your lotus
feet for it can bestow upon me the highest perfection of life.
Your’s Servant,
Madan Mohan Dasa
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I offer my respectable obeisance unto to your lotus feet. Blind can’t explain the sun, no
matter how intelligent he may be. His understanding is more or less an imagination. Sun
can be seen only through sunlight, not by any other means. Similarly it is impossible for
me to glorify all your transcendental qualities.
Prabhupada, it is only by your mercy today I am here to offer my homage. Definitely not
by my mundane qualification. It is a duty of a disciple to glorify his spiritual master, serve
him & to follow his instruction. If I look back & see my life, before came in touch with
your movement it is very confusing & fearful. But you have saved me from big danger.
Now you have built a house where the whole world can live. Also it is by your causeless
mercy by which conditioned soul get attracted to transcendental qualities of Krishna.
I am sure that I can’t pay back your debt by serving you for millions of lifetime. I request
you to keep me always in your lotus feet.
Trying to be your servant
Madhu Vrata Dasa, Jaipur
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Dear Prabhupada,
First of all, I offer my respectful obeisance unto your lotus feet. I am really thankful to you
because you are the one who has carried me in real life, in actually, that, this material
world is full miseries and the real truth is Krishna.
Before joining your movement, I was engaged in bad habits which would give me
pleasure,but when I first,attended focus with my friend. The program was very attractive
and enthusiastic but at that time I was not completely satisfied with this philosophy.But
because of your mercy I used to come in Saturday classes at Akshaya Patra and spent time
with devotees who answered my so many quaries.
And within 2-3 months I felt a tremendous change in my life. I realized that my past was a
illusion which was giving me temporary happiness but now because of your causeless
mercy I get permanent happiness that is Krishna bhakti !
On this auspicious day of Vyasa puja I beg you to give me your mercy and make me more
strong in K.C. because I never ever want to leave this movement. I want to be servent of
the servent of the servent (thousand times) of you.
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THANK YOU PRABHUPADA
Madhvendra Soni, Jaipur
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Dearmost Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my prostrated obeisances at your lotus feet, All glories to your divine grace.
Although I am unqualified and unfit to glorify you, but I am making this small effort to
glorify you on this auspicious day.
Prabhupada today is a very auspicious day for everyone who is following Krishna
Conciousness under your instructions by reading your books, hearing your lectures,
conversations and also by following your teachings but I would request you to forgive me
for not being able to follow all your instructions up to the mark and for committing
repeated mistakes and offenses at your lotus feet, it is just by your unlimited mercy
Prabhupada that even after committing repeated mistakes you have kept me in this
movement in the associaton of devotees, I request you to make me more capable for
following all your instructions and teachings for your service.
Prabhupada when ever I would feel puzzled and perplexed to make decessions and crazy
thoughts boggle my mind I could feel your presence through your books and specially
your quotes to be very much helpful to guide and show me the right direction and I am
blessed by your mercy Prabhupada for taking up newer challenges but I am extremely
sorry for not being able to serve you up to your satisfaction I would request you to shower
your mercy upon this fallen soul and to bless me and guide me to render sincere service
unto your lotus feet and to take up newer and newer challenges and to engage more and
more sincere souls unto your service.
Prabhupada by your mercy Folk in Jaipur is expanding and even as per your desire for
opening residential quarters(Hostels) for students(Letter to:Kirtanananda Swami- New
York 13
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April 1967) is going on very nicely its all by your mercy Prabhupada that so
many students and working men are following Krishna conciousness by reading your
books, learning the significance of diety worship, chanting the holy name of the lord sri
Krishna the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, attending Bhagvatam,by having only prasadam
and by performing practical devotional service we have found a lot of conviction
developed in the students to serve your movement and spread the message of Lord
Chaitanya its all by your mercy Prabhupada.
Prabhupada finally I would request you to forgive me for all the mistakes and offences I
have committed at your lotus feet and all the vaishnavas and give me an opportunity to
serve your movement as per your satisfaction.
Your most fallen servant,
Maha Kurma Das, Jaipur
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My Dear Prabhupada,
I pay my respectful obeisance to your lotus feet. All Glories to you.
Today I am feeling myself very fortunate that you have picked me out of this dark ocean
of material world. I know that I am not a good servant of you but I am trying to be a
servant.
Prabhupada before coming to you I was in a very quarrelsome, ignorant and passion
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world. I did not know even what should I eat? Then it was far-far away that how should I
behave, with whom should I make company. What am I doing? How should I worship &
pray to God and demigod and why? Who is the supreme personality of Godhead? What is
the purpose of my life? There was only lusty enjoyment. I was so much busy like a
monkey to do some better but there was nothing better. There was all illusion. There was
totally distress due to all actions in huge dark world.
Due to your mercy I am in light and I am seeing a huge shinning world. There is nothing
false but all reality. After coming in contact with ISKCON I am able to know what is the
aim of my life? How, why and for which should I work. Who is the supreme personality
of godhead? What is my relationship with him.
Prabhupada I am now able to distinguish what is good or bad for me. Krsna is the ocean
of mercy and you are a big cloud which has taken water from that ocean. You are
extinguishing the fire of ignorance, lust and quarrel.
Today I am feeling that at every step you are guiding me. I know that I can come out of
this material bondage by your mercy only. I have come to know the absolute truth
through your books & lectures. I am enjoying Sadhna & Kirtan too much. I am very
much fortunate that I am getting association of devotees and clearing doubts. I like to
follow four regulative principles.
It will be my fortune that throughout my life I will be in the shelter of your lotus feet.
Prabhupada Please give the shelter of your lotus feet.
Your unworthy Servant
Mahendra Jangir, Jaipur
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|| Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheswarah
Gurur sakshat parambrahmah Tasmi Sri Gurave Namah ||
“Guru is verily the representative of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He creates, sustains
transcendental knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I offer my respectful
obeisance on to his lotus feet”.
|| nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe ||
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisance on to your lotus feet. All Glories to Sri Guru and
Gauranga!
Srila Prabhupada it is only because of your causeless mercy I am still practicing Krishna
Consciousness. The year-2008-09 was very difficult year in my life. My parents were
suffering from Cancer. I was completely helpless and depending on your mercy. I was
disturbed in my mind but I could come out of miserable situation only due to your
teachings and mercy. By mercy of Lord Sri Krishna my parents are cured from deadly
disease like cancer. My parents also started chanting Hare Krishna mantra. I saw their
sufferings with my naked eyes and realized your words that this material world is place of
misery. Only your disciples (person in Krishna Conscious) can understand the subtle laws
of this material nature. Your transcendental books and lectures unfold these laws in easy
words. It is my great fortune that I came in touch with you and your disciples.
I am trying my best to server your mission. I have finished Dharmadhikari seva last year
with ISKCON Bangalore. I thank you for offering me to serve ISKCON Bangalore. Please
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give me strength to serve your mission life after life.
Jay Srila Prabhupada!!
Your insignificant servant,
Mahesh R Shinde
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my obeisances millions of times at your lotus feet
nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale srimate
bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-
pracarinenirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarineom ajnana-timirandhasya
jnananjana-salakaya cakshur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah
On the occasion of your Vyasa-puja, the day of your blessed appearance in this world, I
make the following humble offering. The primacy of honoring and worshipping the
greatly elevated, confidential devotees of the Lord.
By your mercy, I’ve been blessed with a fascinating desire to serve Sri Krishna the
Supreme Personality of Godhead. By remembering, chanting and reading your books is
the only way to destroy the pain of separation.
On this most auspicious occasion, I wish to glorify you to the highest extent of our frail
human capacity. Such praise of you is never enough, never fully descriptive of the
glorious truth of your personality, still I beg you to please accept this effort to honor you
on the holiest day of your divine appearance.
Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for fulfilling the order of your Guru Maharaja to preach the
message of Caitanya Mahaprabhu in English throughout the world.
Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for planting the seed of Krishna Consciousness and
providing the "ISKCON bullets" for fighting with Maya in the age of quarrel and
hypocrisy. I really honor you, respect you and obey you.
We know that to really please you and to become advanced and get love of Krishna, then
first of all, we must follow all of your orders and instructions. We cannot imagine
advancement or success. Success only comes with obedience to you, nothing else.
It is my duty to glorify you as the greatest personality and broadcast this message
everywhere on the planet. May i glorify you with word and deed. May i honor you as
my spiritual father, by following your will and instructions. All glories to you Srila
Prabhupada!
People say that I’m a showoff, but I'm not the only one. But these kind of showoff can be
spiritual, and maybe someday become real, only if i just try to please Srila Prabhupada and
Krishna!
My dear Srila Prabhupada it's because of you today i am in Krishna Consciousness and
because of you i am leading a very meaningful life! I do not have words to express your
legacy but i am such a big fool that you transformed me as a devotee.
Thanks a lot :)
Your Servant
Manjunath Rao S (Devotees call me Gauranga)
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Dear Gurudev,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I am studying 2
nd
PUC. I attended the yoga retreat classes with my friend and now
continuing with satsang classes for the past 7 months. I learnt that Bhagavad gita &
Krishna Consciousness are not blind beliefs, but scientific. With help of your teachings, I
am able to change myself by changing my behavior and lifestyle. I chant 2 rounds daily
and plan to chant 6 rounds from Janmashtami. So kindly help in this process. My friend
calls me for playing cricket instead of attending satsang classes, but I never want to miss
the classes. Later my friend also started coming to the classes. My parents also support
me.
Please help me to practice your instructions in my life sincerely.
Your servant,
Manoj Kumar Sahoo, Puri, Orissa.
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
All glories unto you and please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet which are
the only shelter and there is no other alternative.
Last year by your mercy we won the court case but those people so envious of our
devotees they are still trying to attack us in all possible ways. But they do not know that
truth always prevails.
Mind is such a crazy thing even when we are engaged in your service it will try to give
various reasons for not doing the service. It always looks for name, fame, adoration etc…
The best way to control the mind is to completely engage in the service of Lord Krishna.
By your mercy I am getting more services but see that I may not become puffed up and
become spaced out in executing my services.
Please bless me to chant nicely with out any distractions.
My only prayer is to keep me engaged in Lord Krishna’s service life after life where ever I
am.
Yours most insignificant servant
Maha Vishnu Dasa
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PAMHO on to your lotus feet on your divine appearance day.
You keep on proving to me that you are the most merciful person to me in the whole
universe, but I am so foolish that I am unable to make use of your mercy. Even after
coming in touch with you for 7 years I am unable to change my behavior with other living
entities. My behavior is so worst that there is no temple president in our whole
organization who wants to keep me under his temple / A.P management. There is no
temple commander who would be happy to command on me neither there is a devotee
who would like to assist me in my services.
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Devotees describe me arrogant, adamant, non-cooperative, vulgar, 3rd grade etc., Now
even after hearing all these statements, I still have not changed my attitude or behavior.
Devotees have also asked me what the use of staying in this movement for a long
(5yrs+2yrs) time. A person coming to your movement, at least as some marginal changes.
You have changed many westerners who were addicted to all kinds of abominable
activities and you have corrected them. Many drug addicts, woman hunters, cheaters meat
eaters etc, in the same way please show me a little mercy & shower a little bit a blessing so
that, may be I also would change a little bit.
From past five yrs in ISKCON I have engaged in your service, taken prasadam, associated
With devotees etc. I really have enjoyed every movement reading chaitanya charithamrata,
This book is most delicious thing that ever I have tasted. Each and every pastimes of the
lord are very inspiring to me, the most inspiring subject matter is how the lord moves
from one village to other and keeps on touring, and converts all the people to become
pure devotees, & they in turn convert the other people to pure devotees. This preaching
can happen only when one is equipped with lords mercy on him, The whole world knows
that u have that mercy in ‘u’ & ‘u’ have abundantly distributed to the whole world just like
the clouds shower the rain on the earth with out any distinction u to have showered your
mercy through ur books & society, but it is up to the receiver to gain the knowledge &
apply is his life. But if the receiver of the rain like-mercy tries to hold the mercy is an
Perforated container it is at no use as the whole rain (mercy) is drained- off.
Now I am in a confused state of mind, whether I am really fit to remain in ur movement,
or should I patiently wait to clear all me anarthas & continue to do u r divine service. I
request u to please remove all my anarthas, which all other devotees find in me because it
is not possible for my self to do it, (as I have tried it to do, and there is no result)
I beg you to keep me as u r servant and do not try to put me under any test as I have
already failed is all of them.
Please put ur special mercy- coat on me so that I may continue is ur service.
Madhumangal Das, Ahmedabad
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Ocean’s Mercy
I offer my respectful obeisance’s at the lotus feet of my spiritual master,
Srila Prabhupada, a pure devotee of Lord Krishna. Prabhupada is an ocean of mercy and
he is distributing his mercy most freely, but still I am amazed to see my fallen condition
that I am not yet over flooded.
My intelligence is fully controlled by my false ego that I am talking of over flooding
myself, whereas I have not tried to relish even few of its sweet drops.
So, it is to be understood that to whatever extent I am surrendered to them is not a part of
my endeavor but, is due to the over flooding nature of Srila Prabhupada, with Krishna
Prema.
Indeed, those rare souls who have come in contact with his most blissful and merciful
nature are the most fortunate ones wandering through the pool of brahamandas.
Now, in my dreaming state I humbly pray to be awakened by the sweet drops showering
from thy ocean of mercy, Srila Prabhupada.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
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An aspiring candidate
Mohit Kasera
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My dear beloved spiritual master prabhupadji.
Please accept my humble obeisance unto your feet. All glories to your divine grace and
sincere followers.
Out of your great compassion for the fallen souls you have appeared in this planet from
the spiritual world to take us back to home, back to godhead.
Only by your grace and mercy this Krishna consciousness is spreading all over the world.
You are the person who fulfills the desire of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, which is hare
Krishna mahamantra should be chanted by all the living entities, spreading Krishna
consciousness in the world.
Prabhupada when I was not in Folk hostel I did not know the real aim of human life and
I was fully covered with Maya. But now I am living in Folk hostel which is also your
home. I am now able to know about the supreme personality of godhead and you also.
Your four regulative principles are the top most principles in the world and I am also
trying to follow it.
Prabhupada please be merciful unto me so I can become a servant of you.
All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Jai Srila Prabhupada.
Your insignificant servant,
Mohit Mittal, Jaipur
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Dear Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you. Today is most significant day. It is
my great fortune that on this auspicious day, I have got an opportunity to glorify you.
I will try my best to take a drop from the ocean of your glories. For my purification I am
trying to tell some thing about you. Being long time in this society I have heard many
glories from different devotees. In fact after coming to ISKON Bangalore I came to know
many more things about you. How you have established every thing very peacefully.
From this I can understand how Krishna glorifies his pure devotee. I pay at your lotus
feet, please keep on engaging me to serve your devotees. You have appeared in this earth
to deliver the condition souls.
You are only who can give Krishna to every body.
Aspiring your mercy forever.
Your faithfully
Murali Krishna Das, Jaipur
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Beloved Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupadh,
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I am happy to write the offering...
You have showed the meaning and purpose of human life. It means a lot to me.
I am happier now; I am enlivened after coming to Krishna Consciousness.
You have built a home that the whole world can happily live together.
Thanks a lot for giving me this opportunity.
It is only by your mercy that I am in Krishna Consciousness. I am getting the best
association, which is fantastic. I am getting the best Prasadam which is delicious.
I beg for your mercy on me so that I can be a part of your movement, life after life.
Jaya Srila Prabhupada,
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama
Hare Hare
Yours loving servant,
Nagasandeep G
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Hare Krishna,
Dear Guru Maharaja please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. So many
things are going on in ISKCON Bangalore like court case and devotees are suffering
because of troubles given by the ISKCON Mumbai, please relieve from this suffering.
Guru Maharaja when I joined 1982 June 13
th
that time Calcutta temple president asked
me do you want money or guru? I said I want guru, why this question? because I was
holding a personal bank account. Then temple president asked me to hand over to Guru.
Then I handed over to authorities of ISKCON Calcutta Temple. I was so much happy in
your temple. But I am not much happy at present. Why not happy because ISKCON
Guru’s & GBC troubling ISKCON Bangalore authorities.
ISKCON Bangalore president Madhu Pandit Prabhu & Vice President Chanchala pati
prabhu are so hard working under your Lotus feet I never seen. They take care of Temple
and devotees like you. So many years you have struggled to establish this movement.
Dear guru maharaja your heart is like an ocean. Dear guru maharaja I have suffered so
many years, but these two devotees are very nicely taking care of me and my family. So I
and my family are very happy.
When you visited south India you are thinking that Hyderabad is second Tirupati
ISKCON Temple, but none of GBC Guru’s done that, but Bangalore ISKCON President
fulfill this desire. Also your desire “Food for life” with the 10 km of temple no body
should hunger from this temple Akshaya Patra fulfilled these desire.
I am so happy for sending me here to serve for your lotus feet under guidance of Madhu
Pandit prabhu & Chanchala pati prabhu.
Hare Krishna,
Thanking you,
Your Loving Servant
Narahari Thakur Dasa
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Dear most merciful Srila Prabhupada,
All glories unto you. Please accept my humble obeisances. Forgive me for the offenses
committed at your lotus feet. Be merciful on this conditional soul.
Prabhupada, you are the real spiritual master of the whole world. It is understand by your
activities, your preaching movement and by looking at your disciples and followers. You
are not like other so-called jagat-gurus, who claim themselves. The followers of the self-
claimed gurus accept many disciples and fall down from their positions because of their
disciples’ ignorant mistakes. Prabhupada you are so merciful that you have accepted more
than 10,000 disciples all over the world still you are in your position. You are so merciful,
you can elevate whole world with your firm determination in Lord Krishna. By your
causeless mercy, I came in touch with your movement and trying to understand the real
aim of life. Everybody can able to see how merciful you are, at the age of 70, you crossed
over the Ocean in a cargo ship being a sannyasi and delivered the western world. Now
people are trying to preach in the western world in their own style using your style of
preaching. By crossing over so called religious instructions, being a sannyasi should not
cross the ocean, it is you Prabhupada, for your spiritual master, went and spread the
message of Godhead and Caitanya Mahaprabhu in the western world. Earlier to you, so
many so-called religionists were tried to spread the message of Godhead in western world
but not successful. It is possible only for you, because you are the pure devotee of the
Lord Krishna and fully depend on Krishna.
Prabhupada, by your teachings, you showed us the real difference between human form of
life and other forms of life. You also showed to this world by your own example how to
achieve the real goal of life. Simply by following the orders of our spiritual master, we can
achieve the real goal of life. The process you introduced in ISKCON for your disciples and
other followers is very simple and easy to follow as explained by Krishna in Bhagavad-gita.
You are giving the sublime process to achieve the real goal of life, which mention in all
the sastras.
You are showing a sample example to the whole world using our ISKCON Bangalore as an
instrument how to get success in our spiritual life just by following the instructions of
spiritual master. Prabhupada, after all I am a conditioned soul, still having so much
contamination in heart. Let me allow to clean my heart by serving you all my life with
enthusiastically. Prabhupada give me intelligence and knowledge so that I may be useful
as an instrument for your preaching movement. Let me allow to hold your lotus feet
always or at least your dhoti so that I would not fall into the traps of this material world.
This is my fortune that I have an opportunity to glorify my spiritual master (you) on most
auspicious day. O Lord Krishna, please bless me so that one day I will sing the glories of
my spiritual master in the more proper way than this. Prabhupada once again I am
begging your pardon for the offenses committed at your lotus feet.
Your menial servant,
Narasimha Dasa
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my heartiest greetings on this most auspicious day of your Divine
Appearance. I offer my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet.
Srila Prabhupada as you have always stressed on this point that "Human form of life is
meant for the self-realization, and this should be the only aim of human life.” But even
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after having this instruction repeatedly heard from you I am nicely engaged in the service
of my own senses instead of serving Krishna’s senses.
The illusion of Maya is so strong that even after having so many failures and
dissatisfaction in all the attempts to enjoy independently of Krishna I am not able to give
up the hope of enjoyment.Deep in the core of my heart I still find the unwanted
materialistic desires like lust, false ego, tendency to lord it over and cheat, hankering for
the name and fame, seeking opportunity to become centre of attraction at all places and
circumstances and many more.
There is no limit to my contaminations and being influenced by the different modes I am
rotting here from one desire to another like an oscillator from one end to another.
As a perfect Spiritual master you have over flooded me with all the facilities that are
required for a sincere disciple to progress in devotional life, like Ashram (Brahmachari),
Association of Vaisnava's, Temple Authorities, and the most important is your personal
guidance and instructions in the form of eternal vani through books.
But still after having all these facilities available to me if I am not be able to develop
Krishna Consciousness effectively this indicates the lack of sincerity and seriousness
towards you and your instructions.
On this most auspicious day of your divine appearance day my only prayer to you is that
please bestow your divine mercy on this most fallen of all fallen souls so that I can rid out
of all the materialistic contaminations that I have in my gross and subtle consciousness
and raise my self on the platform of suddha sattava from where I can engage my self in the
transcendental loving service of Hrishikesa.
Bless me so that I can develop the simplicity in my thinking, willing and feeling. And
develop the vision to see everything in relationship of Krishna and as a part of his plan.
With this simple prayer and offering I would like to seek your more attention on me so
that I can be trained up nicely to serve you and Krishna effectively and sincerely.
Your servant's Servant
Nayanabhiram Dasa
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I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master servant of Sarasvati Goswami.
You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanyadeva & delivering the western
countries which are filled with impersonalism & voidism.
Srila Prabhupada please accept my sincere obeisances unto your lotus feet. Pure devotee
like you is rarely found in this world as Krishna Himself says "out of thousands who have
been liberated hardly one may know Me As I Am". Prabhupada before you many so-called
scholars, sanyasis, saints & so-called gurus went to the west to teach Bhagavad Gita,but
none became the devotee of Lord Krishna. Although the message in the Bhagavad Gita is
crystal clear, still no one became the devotee of Lord Hari by the teaching of so-called
gurus. But You Srila Prabhupada told the original purport of the Gita As It Is. When you
went to the west many millions became devotees of Lord Krishna with great love & pomp
& even i am one among those millions. It is because you presented As It Is what Krishna
spoke in the Gita & due to Your Sincerity, Love & Purity in the service of the Lord.
Prabhupada you always stated that conditioned souls like me (narayan) are like
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unintelligent children of the Lord in a merry-go-round, some times wandering up or
down in the universe.
I have accepted you as my captain of the ship for you are my only shelter of hope &
fearless in this material world. You are my true worshipable deity because so-called
parents or relatives etc.....are only different products of illusion & no one can protect me
at any point of my life. You have given me the true meaning of life & its importance. So-
called parents have given me the material body which has material eyes, but You
Prabhupada has gifted me with transcendental eyes where i can perceive the Absolute
Truth.
It is only due to your causeless mercy Srila Prabhupada that you have shown me the other
side of the world where there is no death & life there is eternal & full of joy without a
tinge of miseries. One who reads your book is surely going to become IMMORTAL &
associate with Lord Krishna eternally where life is full of bliss.
You are my lord birth after birth, for you have destroyed my ignorance from the words
emanating from your lotus mouth.
Prabhupada please bestow a particle of mercy on this wretched ignorant foolish
conditioned soul & please deliver me from this miserable material world.
I bow down to your auspicious Holy Lotus feet with great vow & reverence. Please give
me a shade at Your Lotus feet. I am ever loving servant of Yours.
Yours loving servant
Narayan
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet from a fallen soul like me.
Thank you for giving me an opportunity to glorify your good self on this Vyasa puja
occasion.
Please accept my sincere humble request and provide your blessings on me to advance in
Krishna Consciousness.
I was in darkness and thinking that the goal of life is meant for material & sense
enjoyment. I used to wonder whether GOD does exist and most of the times I had
convinced myself that life is meant only for sense enjoyment & nothing more. Even some
of my friends also convinced me saying that we should enjoy the life with whatever we
wish to do.
In 2005 through my friend I have attended yoga retreat programme in ISKCON. I was
very much impressed and got to know so many things which I suppose to do in human
life. Thanks to my friend who had brought me to ISKCON Folk family.
Initially I was not aware about Srila Prabhupada even after attending FOLK classes and
visiting temple regularly. Slowly I came to know about Prabhupada by his teachings of
Bhagavatam, Bhagavad-gita and his lectures and fully convinced my self saying that he is
real Guru Maharaja for all fallen souls to get a chance go back to God-ahead if we
surrender to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna with Love and devotion.
With sincerely
The fallen soul of
Narayana Rao T
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Although I’m not qualified to write this homage, as a matter of duty and as guided by my
authorities, I would like to share some of my views.
It has been more than 2years since I joined ISKCON, Bangalore. Initially when I was given
the service of assistant preacher (llp), I was not very enthusiastic. I was told that
everybody compulsorily has to become main preacher as part of training, which added
more trouble. I remember everyday I used to pray to Your Grace for enthusiasm.
One fine evening when I was in book counter, I met a family and told about Life
Patronship. They agreed to give 36000 immediately. On the same day one of my friends
gave 50000. That day You planted enthusiasm and desire to collect more. Now by Your
and Krishna’s blessings, I have been given the service of fund rising.
I sincerely thank you for the reciprocation. I beg you to help me, continuously, to hear the
holy name nicely, develop gravity and soberness, and develop burning desire to collect
more and more for Krishna.
Thanking You,
Trying to be your servant,
Naveena Neerada Dasa
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Hare Krishna
Guru describes a spiritual teacher or master. A Guru has the power and wisdom to
dissolve spiritual ignorance in a disciple. A true Guru has attained a extreme high degree
of spiritual development before acting as a Guru. A traditional Guru has achieved God-
realization before starting to teach. Exceptions are, when a Guru starts to teach while his
Guru has still a physical body and spiritually supervises and guides him. In this case he
often refers to his Guru when teaching to his disciples. A fully realized Guru having
attained God-Union during the present incarnation has no need to refer to anyone else but
God, as God is his true Guru and supervisor during his activities while teaching. He acts
on behalf of God, never on behave of his personality. (But where we think Prabhu in
ISKCON behaves Differently ) This is the words i wrote in my own words to guru Srila
prabhu pada
Thanking you
Naveen C
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
I offer my humble obeisance to Srila Prabhupada, after joining with Srila Prabhupada
krishna movement my life has changed.
Earlier I was feeling something was left in my life, that’s why I didn’t get satisfied by
anything, and did not get concentration & my mind always used to divert but now
following great guru Srila Prabhupada’s principle I am happy & feeling satisfied.
Jagat guru thank u for your blessing, you made it easy that i can follow your principle and
krshna movement. Please give me potency by which i can follow your principles with full
devotion.
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Your dasa
Neeraj Mittal, Jaipur
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Hare Krishna !
Before saying anything about the great incarnation of Krishna and Krishna too. I would
like to pay my gratitude and obeisance’s unto the lotus feet of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Srila Prabhupada- founder Acharya of ISKCON and unto Krishna by whose help I am
ready to say something under my limitation about the master of all devotees of lord
Krishna. Generally all the people share their experience about anything which they like
likewise I also want to share my experience which I felt while having the good company of
great devotees of Krishna and Prabhupada. Today I have an unflinching faith in Krishna
because of Prabhupada and his devotees. I had not known earlier about Srila Prabhupada
but because of Akshaya Patra which is a spiritual institution, I have known something
new and something better instead of materialistic study. I have gained something more
which is benefited to me. I want t give thanks to all of them and Krishna & Prabhupada
who gave me such a golden opportunity to know about such a great person not a person
but a incarnation of Krishna Srila Prabhupada and his devotees gave me a new life as I
think that now I have more faith or God as I thought earlier that God never heard my
request. But God always heard the requests of his devotees. He only wants love and faith
towards him. By joining the Culture Camp in 2009 in Akshya Patra. I found a great
difference in my behavior in my spiritualism. By joining it first of all I came to know that
‘Hare Krishna Mahamantra’ is the best means to remember lord Krishna and finally go
back to Goloka Vrindavane. I also get to know about Srimad Bhagwat Gita which is a great
epic and summary of all epics & Vedas. I come to know in it the conversation of lord
Krishna and Arjuna. I can’t believe that it contains a vast knowledge about Krishna & his
confidential incarnation. But I am really thankful to all devotees, Krishna and Prabhupada
too to give me such an opportunity. At last I want to say only that everyone doesn’t get
this golden opportunity. But who gets is very fortunate like me and lead a happy life after
joining this institution and he who join it have a unflinching faith or Krishna. By
establishing this great institution Srila Prabhupada had done a great job in service of
mankind to realize the supreme and ultimate truth of lord Krishna, who is supreme
personality of Godhead.
Thank you & Hare Krishna
Nidhi Gaur, Jaipur
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Dearest Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your divine lotus feet.
Disciple’s foremost duty is to follow the instructions of his spiritual master with life and
soul and glorify his spiritual master. But I am unfortunate that I am unable to do it
properly year after year.
This Vyasa puja offering is not appreciation of the mental factor; rather it is the experience
of individual devotee by the transcendental association of your grace and by your
instruction.
Even though lot of atrocities were made by the existing Bombay camp, we are executing
devotional service keeping in mind that the quotes which you told on “what would
happen when guru falls down”. There you suggested that you are also one of the members
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and if one knows the true fact and try to act in that direction, then everything falls in
correct position. Keeping this in mind and taking shelter of lotus feet of your grace and
Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Krishna, I am executing my devotional service.
Even though I do not know anything other than Bangalore area which is my origin, I was
put to Chennai branch as per the service demands for LLP preaching. I consider it as your
desire and because of your dream that in Chennai a beautiful Sri Sri Radha Krishna temple
be there. I am trying my level best to preach and collect Lakshmi for the transcendental
service of Lord Krishna. I am facing a lot of climatic inconvience and still going on by
your strong words of preaching Krishna consciousness
Singly I do not have strength. So only by association with your grace and devotees here, I
could stand and face maya. Kindly forgive me for any offences committed.
Yours insignificant disciple
Nilotpala Shyama Dasa
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Gurudeva,
Please Accept my Humble Obeisance. Many years passed under your care, I don’t know
when I will serve your Mission with full heart. I am missing many opportunities to serve
You and Your Good servants. When I check I find only mistakes in me which are caused
by mismanagement of mind, body & false ego. Only thing which is not missing is Your
Care, thanks again for your unconditional mercy for a fallen. You have placed me in great
Dham & in the association of Your Good disciples, but I am failing to utilize these Great
facilities given to me to serve and advance in devotional life. So I am begging You to
remove the unwanted things present in me & again make me qualified to serve Your
mission, because I don’t have any other means.
I am not that qualified to write an offering in a good or poetic way, so please accept these
few lines, and make me one of your good followers.
Begging Your Mercy
Niranjan Upadhyaya, Puri Dham.
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Dear Prabhupada,
I offer my humble obeisances at your lotus feet,
Since from my joining in your movement, I have gone through different phases of service,
in all the services I have got enough pleasure in serving your mission, although I am not
qualified to do any service even materially, Many of the services are beyond my strength
since I was always dependent on you for each & every thing, I could able to finish those
very easily because of your mercy, in that course of time you have shown me many
practical experiences where it made me to think in different platform, even then many of
the times my devotional service has been contaminated by some materialistic thoughts so
Please help me to get out of all anarthas & situate me in pure devotional service & keep
me as a humble soldier in your movement life after life.
Your Servant
Niranjana Bhakta Dasa, Jagannath puri
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om ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
Dear Srila Prabhupada
I am very much thankful to you Prabhupada to make me your follower. I was in great
mode of darkness but you opened up my eyes and showed me the path of KRISHNA
CONCIOUSNESS the real truth of life.
My way of thinking towards life has been changed and now I tried to love KRISHNA all
the times even in bad times also.
I request to you Prabhupada please make me able to love KRISHNA and doing so no
materialistic problem can divert me from the real goal to love LORD KRISHNA.
On the occasion of “Vyasa Puja” I offers to you a great garland of good wishes and lots of
respect.
YOURS OBEDIENTLY
Nishant Sharma, Bharatpur
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
All glories unto you. Please accept my humble obeisances unto the dust of your lotus feet.
When I was a child my elders would ask me what I wanted to become. I would reply that I
want to become doctor, engineer, chief minister, prime minister, President, pilot, athlete,
boxer, bus driver, lecturer, cook this that etc. I used to become confused by the array of
opportunities. As I grew I became a little matured (materially). But my basic desires to be
something that is recognized in the society so that I can enjoy money, power etc
remained. As fire is flared by adding ghee or butter, my relatives also encouraged me in
such pursuits helping me morally and financially. Though I was continuously looking for
enjoyment I could never find. In mad rush for these pursuits everyone is working hard
like an ass but finally they are all frustrated.
Once thus frustrated I came across a book by a mayavadi, who said the main cause of
misery and frustration in this world is because of desires. Thus we have to give up all
desires and become “Nothing”. This looked reliving but I could never figure out its
practical application.
Fortunately one day I came across your divine instructions. I could understand that even
not to desire is a by nature a desire and giving up our real identity and thus accepting false
desires has lead us towards frustration. As a man runs behind a mirage in the desert
thinking it to be water and ultimately ends up in frustration every living entity is running
behind enjoyment with false identity and false desires. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu says jivera
svarupa haya krsna nitya dasa…… “Our original identity is that we are eternal servants of
Lord Krishna.” Thus our ultimate aim and real desire should be to become servant of Lord
Krishna. This is the conclusion of all sastras. Srila Rupa Goswami says anyabhilasita
sunyam jnana karmadi anavrittam.
The materialistic world under the spell of Maya allures every living entity to be something
for personal recognition, money, and power for enjoyment. Srila Prabhupada you have
been the director of my life to bring me from the stage of unlimited desires to the stage of
anyabhilasita sunyam. But I am so unfortunate that I am not able to give up completely
the materialistic desires and to enjoy independently of Lord Krishna.
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Srila Prabhupada, please give me the strength to give up all the dangerous desires which
hurdle my progress to serve Lord Krishna. Please give me the strength to chant Hare
Krishna mantra 16 rounds attentively and follow four regulative principles strictly. Please
forgive me of all my vaishnava offences. And today I want to determine not just be servant
of Lord Krishna but to be servant of the servant of the servant of Your Divine Grace A. C.
Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada. Jai Srila Prabhupada.
Trying to be your servant,
Niskinchana Bhakta Dasa
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Dear Prabhupada,
I offer my most humble obeisance at the dust of your divine lotus feet. Please keep me
always in shadow of your lotus feet.
By your divine grace now I am in touch of Krishna consciousness and living in FOLK
hostel.
I want to say that before coming in touch this Krishna consciousness movement my life
had no meaning, I were living like animals. Although I’m not still success in become a
human but I have complete faith that one day I will be able to understand the purpose of
life.
Prabhupada whenever my doubts not solve properly at this movement I am missed you a
lot.
I certainly know that your divine grace saved me and others.
Thank u shrila Prabhupada for your divine books.
HARIBOL!!
One in your servants,
Nitin Jain, Jaipur
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Dear Prabhupada,
O my spiritual master first of all, I offer my obeisance unto you. Prabhupada thank you for
giving us a way to get out of this well of ignorance which is very dark and from which
without light of a bonafide spiritual master one cannot come out. You are the one who is
always serving the lotus feet of the supreme Lord Sri Krsna. Such a great soul is rarely
found within this material realm and owing the unparalled purity and exalted status as an
intimate association of Krsna. You are worship able to by the whole world. Your mission
of Hare Krsna Movement is well executed by the society which you started with great
enthusiasm, ISKCON. Everyone there is trying to serve you best and working on
standards fixed by you. You are the only one who gave us the way to live every second of
life. Without your guidance I was sometimes a Camel, sometimes a donkey or a pig or a
dog.
You are one with all the sublime qualities of a pure devotee and teaching the same to
others to attain the ultimate goal.
O Prabhupada, you are perfect, your knowledge is perfect, and you are helping everyone
to be perfect by attaining the perfect knowledge.
You are the one who fulfilled the wishes of your spiritual master. You have distributed the
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mercy of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu through your voice and books to us.
You are guiding and protecting us every time. I have now realized by the things happened
with us. The time when bugs disturbing the deity frame in the morning and the next hour
the quote to get rid of bugs appeared shuffled out through thousands of quote cards. This
is clearly your mercy on us. You are regularly giving us instructions either through your
voice or through other devotee’s voice.
O master you are merciful, truthful, magnanimous, desire less, indifferent to materials,
you are fixed, you are equal to everyone. You are a surrendered soul and trying to help us
to surrender but these material attachments are also controlling us.
I would try my best to leave all the material habits, this is my promise. O Prabhupada be
merciful on me and always help me in those seconds too when due to ignorance I do
wrong actions. You please kick me hardly so that I can realize my real goal again and
again. Please Prabhupada help me getting out from the clutches of Maya, this is very dark
well of ignorance.
Namah om Vishnu Padaye Krsna prestaye bhutale Srimate Bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine
Namaste Saraswate deve gaur vani pracharine Nirvisesha sunyavadi paschatye desh tarine.
Jay Srila Prabhupada.
Your Servant
Pallav Samara, Jaipur (Land of Radha Govind devji)
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All glories to Srila Prabhupada,
It is very difficult to maintain proper consciousness that we are spiritual beings on human
journey, but rather we are still conscious under illusion that we are human beings on
spiritual journey. We forget to maintain our consciousness, most part of our time as
Krishna as the centre of all activity. We fail to submit many things on daily basis due to
forgetfulness and negligence. Although we have tremendous taste for sense gratification,
your instructions will throw those tastes away, with your merciful association through
books. It is only by your causeless mercy that I am able to remain in this house of Krishna
consciousness gifted to get treated from the clutches of illusory disease. Please give me
intelligence to value all the facilities availed by me in this voyage towards the ultimate
goal. I beg your pardon to forgive me for all the offenses committed knowingly and
unknowingly. Dear Srila Prabhupada, kindly continue to give me a helping hand and put
me in the right track to carry on with our journey destined to finished by the will of the
supreme.
Jai Srila Prabhupada.
Your Servant
Pancha Ratna Dasa, Jagannath Puri
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance's unto your lotus feet. Srila Prabhupada really you are
the only Captain to deliver the fallen soul from this ocean of faults. I don't know what
sukriti I did for that I got you. Actually I know that I don't have any Qualification to
become your disciple. That is your special mercy you are giving to this fallen soul.
Srila Prabhupada, I am very happy that you have given me responsibility service. I have lot
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of desire to serve your mission. Prabhupada I am changing the ashram. Please guide me to
follow very strictly to follow all the rules & regulation.
Srila Prabhupada, I am very much fortunate that, I came directly to your shelter. I was
totally confused to select spiritual master. I read BG purport in that you said, if anyone is
sincere to have spiritual master Chaitya Guru will guide him to actually spiritual master.
By your Divine Mercy I came in touch with you.
Kindly, keep me always under your guidance & give me more strength to execute your
order.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Your servant,
Parabrahma Dasa
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Jai sreela prabhu pada,
Hare Krishna!
I had an inquisitiveness to know about spirituality from my graduation. In search of it I
approached many spiritual organizations and practiced different kinds of systems.
After practicing them for few months I could able to find increased health, concentration,
confidence. But I was not satisfied with them as many of my doubts left not clarified with
their philosophy. They explain scientifically how the body and mind works, the chakras
and how to utilize them to experience higher taste etc. But my basic questions were how
this very systematically arranged creation came into existence, chakras are there, mind is
there body is there but why have they been created and who is the creator of all these
wonders which require very high level brain even to understand them. They speak of
impersonal form where as I came from a madhva family which talks of many rituals,
festivals and unimaginable personnel descriptions of the lord like we see in some fiction
movies. Due to all these contradictory philosophies sometimes I used to think these
spiritualists are defective persons who do not have sufficient strength to lead normal life,
and trying to acquire it.
Fortunately by the mercy of the lord and the great souls I came in touch with ISKCON in
the month of January-2008.
As soon as I started reading SSR by Prabhupada, I got a very different and clear picture of
spiritual science and the mistakes in understanding of the scriptures by many
philosophers.
Within one month of my association with ISKCON my questions were answered and I
was very much satisfied with them.
I started practicing Krishna consciousness confidently and whatever I learned and
practicing now to find spiritual progress is only by the mercy of Prabhupada and ISKCON.
I have no words to glorify Prabhupada nor am I capable of doing that.
Jaya prabhu pada, jaya jaya prabhu pada…
Pawan Kumar, FOLK Student, Hare Krishna Movement, Chennai
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HARE KRISHNA
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Jai Srila Prabhupada!
om ajnana-timiraandasya
jnaananjana –salaakaya
caksur unmilitam yena
tasmai sri-gurave namah
All glories to You Srila Prabhupada!! I offer my humble obeisances unto the lotus of my
spiritual master Srila Prabhupada. Prabhupada! I am very much greatful for your guidance
through Your books & lectures.I can’t express in words that how much your teachings
had moulded me in the spiritual life. I believe that You will guide me to understand and
acquire more & more spiritual knowledge through Your books. Once again I am Praying
to You to give the strength for progress in spiritual life.
Your’s humble Student,
Pavan Kumar R
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupadha
Prabhupada, thanking you for your causeless mercy upon me which only made me to
complete one more year in your noble movement as it is very difficult to practice spiritual
life in this age of kali. In this age, the world is enamored by material enjoyment and it is
considered to be normal life style in general perception and I am no exception to this.
It is by your special mercy I am able to understand that everybody’s life is flickering and
they may be enjoying, but the very material world is temporary so nothing is permanent,
to day one may be enjoying tomorrow same person will be suffering from disease and
poverty etc.
You are distributing your causeless mercy through your books, your lectures and by your
institution which is the only place we can get vaishnava association. Please give me
strength to associate more with all the facilities you provided to practice spiritual life so
that I can continue my spiritual life till my last breath.
Please make me to stick on to your divine movement with enthusiasm which is the only
means of practicing spiritual life and taste the love of GOD. Please don’t make me deprive
of shade of your lotus feet.
Thanking you
Yours most fallen disciple
Prachetha Dasa
• • •
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
As a result of sinful activities committed from time immemorial, without knowing the
reality of existence, I was living like an animal engaging simply in eating, sleeping, mating
and defending. Somehow or other you have mercifully opened my eyes with
transcendental knowledge. Now I wish to have only one desire, to see that Your glories
become manifest all over the three worlds. I seek shelter of Your lotus feet in executing
my services. I beg to completely purify me by Your mercy so that I may be able to render
some favorable service to you without any desire for personal sense gratification, gross or
subtle You have the potency to purify even the most fallen servant of Krishna because you
are the pure devotee of Krishna carrying Him in your heart 24 hours. And wherever you
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go, you convert that place into a pilgrimage by purifying the polluted consciousness of the
human beings. As I have been blessed by the shelter of Your lotus feet kindly engage me
in Your service so that I may become an instrument in bringing some souls near to You
and Krishna. Its a known fact that you don't require service from anybody, you are self
sufficient to purify the entire existence but I kindly beg to give me also some opportunity
to render some service to you. Because if I am not engaged in your service, I will definitely
pulled to serve Maya Devi which I don't like. I want to serve Radha Krishna, kindly bless
me so that one day I will be able to serve Radha Krishna in Goloka Vrindavana. Forgiving
all my offenses and mistakes kindly bless me so that I shall never be a reason for you to
get embarrassed. Actually I have no ability to do any service to you. I am filled with
desires for sense gratification. But I have full faith in you that someday you will bestow
your complete mercy upon me and I will forget all kinds of sense gratification, I will
become cured of my disease and become a normal living being, rendering loving service to
Radha Krishna. I also wish that you may make me your menial servant wherever you go
for your preaching activities in the material world. Please don't leave me alone, this world
is a horrible place without your mercy. And if you are merciful, even hell gets turned into
spiritual world. Prabhupada, I want to always glorify you by my mind, body and words.
Please make this desire of mine very strong that Krishna should sanction it. I want to see
that in all the planetary systems people should talk about your glories, how you are
delivering the fallen souls in this age of Kali by distributing the holy name. You are always
guiding me through you books, quotes and my god brothers who are fixed in serving your
lotus feet. Prabhupada please never forget this servant of yours although I am not worth of
it. Please engage me in your service 24 hours and give me strength, intelligence and skills
to render very good service to you. Please forgive me for my inability to glorify you
properly. I am grateful to you and Krishna for whatever remembrance you both have
given me in writing this offering. I promise that next time I will write a very good offering
in your glorification for your transcendental pleasure alone.
Your fallen servant
Pradipta Narasimha Dasa
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Respected Swami Srila Prabhupada Ji,
I know that I am not yet qualified to call myself your disciple but I am trying from my side
to follow the path which you laid down for us. I was living in this material world which is
full of suffering and ignorance, I had absolutely no idea of good or bad, right or wrong
and there was extreme misery and distress I my life. It was in the year 2003 that I first
came across ‘The Bhagavad Gita as It Is’ which was given to me by my friend. I just read a
few pages at that time of one more book which was about the story of a Brahmin that was
the day when my spiritual journey started. I know that one cannot repay you back for
what you have given to us; even if I serve you for millions of lives; but I am so unfortunate
that I still have strong material attachments due to which I am unable to fully surrender to
you. I sometimes feel very low because of this reason.
I am trying to focus on my sadhana as much as possible; chanting 16 rounds everyday;
doing the morning and evening sadhana and trying to serve other vaishnavas as per my
capacity. I have a strong desire to preach the sankirtan movement all over the world;by
distributing your books and mantra cards etc. There are many ways to spread your
movement. When ever Krishna Consciousness movement has reached a ‘jiva’,I feel his life
will be changed completely. If I had not taken association of my devotee friends; then I
would have continued with my aimless journey. Whenever a devotee gives a lecture or I
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get a chance to honor prasadam or any other spiritual ‘ray of hope ‘ I see, I move in that
direction and try to get the mercy of Guru and Gauranga.
I pray to the dust of your lotus feet Srila Prabhupada I that I always get a chance of serving
your lotus feet and get the association of other devotees, so that I can do my sadhana
properly. I often think of you and try to meditate more and more on your words and
instructions regarding each and every matter. Sometimes, I really feel horrified and
disgusted when I see that there is so much suffering in this material world; still people are
not ready to take up to Krishna Consciousness. Things here are so temporary, yet they are
so attractive. Even many devotees, I strongly feel have to correct themselves, but the first
need I feel is for me to see my own faults and correct them. The culture and temperament
of people, is taking a bad shape; people these days have gone morally bankrupt and
‘morality and conscience’ do not exist anymore. Please bless us Srila Prabhupada Ji so that
these things change in this material world; and people in this kaliyuga also take back to
vedic culture.
Kindly accept this piece of writing as ‘Vyasa Puja Offering’ from my side and shower your
blessings upon this most fallen soul. I just beg for your mercy my guru maharaj and I
aspire to be your faithful servant.
Aspiring to be your servant
Pranjal Joshi, Jaipur
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Dear Gurudev,
Please accept my humble obeisances; Every day I chant 4 rounds and am increasing 2
rounds from Janmastami. Bhagabad Gita and Krishna consciousness are scientific. A lot of
changes occurred in my life after coming to Krishna Consciousness. I started acquiring
good habits. In spite of my friends’ denying for accepting your philosophy, I would
continue to chant “Hare Krishna Mantra” to improve my spiritual life.
“Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudeva Maheswara
Guru Sakshyat Param Brahma tasmayesri Gurudeva Namaha”
Your servant
Priyabrata Nanda, Puri, Orissa
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HARE KRISHNA
DEAR SRILA PRABHUPADA
Please accept my obeisances unto your lotus feet. By your mercy I am associated with
ISKCON past five years. By your instructions I am able to control my mind and all my
works. I know what krishna is and how to serve the Lord, What is the position of Spiritual
Master. I am following the four regulative principles and your instructions. I am able to do
sixteen rounds of chanting, Ekadashi regularly. Without your mercy nothing can happen.
I am surrendering to your lotus feet. Everything depends upon you. Give your mercy so
that I can progress on Spiritual Path. Always give your blessings.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Yours Servant of servant of servant
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Phena Basant Patnaik, Folk – 4 – BA1490
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Divya Pujya Sree Sreemad A.C.Bhaktivedanda Swamy Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my anantha kodi sashtanga namaskaram to your diya pushpa padam. All
glories to your divine grace, All glories to your sincere followers. Your ISKCON represents
the desire to flood the entire world with "Krishna prema", krishna consciousness. You
taught us Lord Sree Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all
causes, the resirvoir of all rasas or relationships. You taught us bhakti means "devotional
service".
Somehow by Krishna's mercy i came to touch with ISKCON and become a devotee. Your
books are nector. The complete science of bhakti yoga. You gave me the maha mantra
"Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama
Rama Hare Hare". Peace for all. Your transcendental books given me attraction to love
Krishna. Only your ISKCON" Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON" can give the real krishna
prema to the suffering world. Your transcendental books can change anybodies mind and
to become devotee of the Supreme Lord Sree Krisna. Your ISKCON "Srila Prabhupada's
ISKCON" is increasing and improving on all fronts, it seems and that is the most
inspiring.It is also a practial proof of your trascendental potency and a clear proof of
spiritual system of parampara. The mercy is coming down through the previous acharayas
and is coming to us. But it is clear that it is coming through you, Srila Prabhupada, and
not through anyone else.
Following the orders of the spiritual master "instruction" is the master key of spiritual life.
Although many different process for devoloping love of godhead. But the beginning of
estatic love of godhead is basically faith. If we faithfully associate with a pure devotee of
the Supreme Lord, he can take us to godhead. Only your ISKCON "Srila Prabhupada's
ISKCON" can give the real Krishna prema to any class of people.
Srila Prabhupada please give me more strength to practice Krishna consciousness. Please
give me strength to follow your instructions. Please bless me to become your instrument
to spread your Hare Krishna Movement all over the universe. Please give me energy to do
more and more service for your movement and stay all life in ISKCON.
All glories to Lord Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Lord Nityananda, Advaita Acharya,
Gadadhara Pandita Prabhu, Srivasa Thakura, and all the devotees who follow in their
footsteps.
Hare Krishna Hae Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama
Hare Hare
Jai Srila Prabhupada
Your Servant,
Pankaja Nabha Das
• • •
Nama om visnu –padaya krsna-prestaya bhu-tale
Srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
I offer my respectful obeisance unto HIS Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivendata swami
Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna having taken shelter at His Lotus feet.
O master on this auspicious day of your appearance day let everyone glorify your
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transcendental appearance and activity, but so for my knowledge is concern I have no
qualification to glorify your appearance and activity, it is impossible. But by your mercy
anything imposable will become possible.
Just like as it is mention in C.C – 17.80
mükaà karoti väcälaàpaìguà laìghayate girim
yat-kåpä tam ahaà vande çré-guruà déna-täraëam
By the mercy of the guru, even a dumb man can become the greatest orator, and even a
lame man can cross mountains. As advised by Lord Brahmä, one should remember this
çästric injunction if one desires success in his life.
So please show me your causeless mercy upon this fallen condition soul, although I have
no qualification, I am begging for your mercy, O master please be kind upon me and bless
me so that I can glorify your unlimited glories.
I wrote In my last year homage that your appearance is like sun, as soon as sun is
appeared darkness will disappear, similarly by your appearance you have enlightened the
world, but you are greater than sun because sun can give light one side only ‘east’ or
‘west’, when it gives light to ‘west’ the other side ‘east’ is dark, similarly when it is in ‘east’
the other side ‘west’ is dark, it can’t enlighten the world simultaneously. But by your
causeless mercy upon this fallen conditioned souls you have enlighten allover the world
simultaneously, you have destroyed the darkness of ignorance by the light of knowledge
through your books, (transcendental literatures).
O master you have given the easy way to achieve the highest perfection of life, you are as
good as god, god is eternal and you are also eternal, simply by reading your books,
hearing your lectures, rendering devotional service at your lotus feet and by
understanding your transcendental pastimes (appearance and activity), in this way one
will attain all perfection of life and go back to home, back to godhead.
People in general are very much eager to get liberation, so they are searching after “living”
guru for initiation, because unless one is initiation by spiritual master he can’t go bake to
godhead, but they are in ignorance they don’t know that you are “eternal”, as you said
‘you are ever living in your books’ but due to ignorance and imperfect senses they can’t
see you, Just like our senses are imperfect we can’t see god but god is so kind upon us,
that he has appeared in the form of deity (arca-mürti), so that we can see the lord by this
blind eyes. Similarly you are eternal you have appeared in the form of deity (arca-vighara),
in the form of your books and in the form of your lectures so that we can see you and
render devotional service at your lotus feet. There is no deference between your name,
fame and pastimes. Kindly you have appeared in front of everyone, still they are so
ignorance that they are not able to see you, this is their misfortune.
Then one may ask that if you are eternally living, how can I take initiation from you? That
also you have answered in one of your conversation, not only these people, even
newcomers can be initiated
In Srila Prabhupada's Own Words
Reported by Vaikunthanatha das, disciple of Srila Prabhupada
In 1972, when Prabhupada gave a series of lectures on The Nectar of Devotion for one
month in Vrindavan, a thought was plaguing me. When I first joined, I'd been taught that
the parampara system is like a chain, and if you're not initiated, if you're not linked up to
this chain, then you can't go back to Godhead. I thought, "We're distributing so many
books, but if the people who read them are not initiated, then they can't go back to
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Godhead." So, one day I followed Prabhupada from Rupa Goswami's samadhi, where he
lectured, and just before Prabhupada stepped onto his courtyard, I said, "We're
distributing so many books but if people aren't initiated, then they can't go back to
Godhead." Prabhupada turned, looked at me right in the eyes and said, "Just by reading
my books they are initiated." I thought, "That is an incredible example of compassion.
O master you are eternally living, eternally initiating and eternally guiding your disciples.
O master you are the embodiment of mercy, so please show me you are causeless mercy
upon this fallen condition soul, again & again I am begging for your causeless mercy. so
that I can try to render devotional service at your lotus feet.
O master my only wish is to render devotional service at your lotus feet eternally so please
accept me as your eternal servant.
“O master if it is any mistake in this homage please forgive me”
Your unworthy and insignificant servant
Prabhakaran
• • •
“Om agnano-timirandhasya gananjana-salakaya
Caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-guruve namah”
A very few, out of millions and trillions of living entities who are helplessly tossing in the
ocean of material suffering, have received shelter of the lotus feet our spiritual master.
This very few souls have to be considered the luckiest within the three worlds because
what is the hope of life in a furious ocean.
A beggar can become millionaire overnight if he gets a lottery similarly a most fallen soul
can start devotional service by the causeless mercy of the spiritual master. Practically, I
had been leading more abominable life than an animal. It is only Prabhupada’s causeless
mercy that saved me. I have become eternally indebted to Srila Prabhupada. As supreme
Lord Sri Krishna is not fully conceivable by our defective senses so is spiritual master. The
more we realize Prabhupada’s mission, the more our life becomes successful. I feel very
lucky because I am getting the invaluable guidance of some devotees who are trying to
look into Prabhupada’s heart. I pray to the fullest of my heart, “Prabhupada, Please allow
me to live in the association of your disciples so that I become at least a human being.
And if you like, you can accept me also in your service.”
All glories to Guru and Gauranga!
All GLORIES TO JAGAD-GURU SRILA PRABHUPADA!!!
Prafulla Saha
• • •
Please accept my humble obeisance…All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Respected Swami Srila Prabhupada Ji,
I know that I am not yet qualified to call myself your disciple but I am trying from my side
to follow the path which you laid down for us. I was living in this material world which is
full of suffering and ignorance, I had absolutely no idea of good or bad, right or wrong
and there was extreme misery and distress in my life. It was in the year 2003 that I first
came across ‘The Bhagavad-gita as It Is’ which was given to me by my friend. I just read a
few pages at that time of one more book which was about the story of a Brahmin that was
the day when my spiritual journey started. I know that one cannot repay you back for
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what you have given to us; even if I serve you for millions of lives; but I am so unfortunate
that I still have strong material attachments due to which I am unable to fully surrender to
you. I sometimes feel very low because of this reason.
I am trying to focus on my sadhana as much as possible; chanting 16 rounds everyday;
doing the morning and evening sadhana and trying to serve other vaishnavas as per my
capacity. I have a strong desire to preach the sankirtana movement all over the world by
distributing your books and mantra cards etc. There are many ways to spread your
movement. When ever Krishna Consciousness movement has reached a ‘jiva’, I feel his life
will be changed completely. If I had not taken association of my devotee friends; then I
would have continued with my aimless journey. Whenever a devotee gives a lecture or I
get a chance to honor prasadam or any other spiritual ‘ray of hope’ I see, I move in that
direction and try to get the mercy of Guru and Gauranga.
I pray to the dust of your lotus feet Srila Prabhupada I that I always get a chance of serving
your lotus feet and get the association of other devotees, so that I can do my sadhana
properly. I often think of you and try to meditate more and more on your words and
instructions regarding each and every matter. Sometimes, I really feel horrified and
disgusted when I see that there is so much suffering in this material world; still people are
not ready to take up to Krishna Consciousness. Things here are so temporary, yet they are
so attractive. Even many devotees, I strongly feel have to correct themselves, but the first
need I feel is for me to see my own faults and correct them. The culture and temperament
of people, is taking a bad shape; people these days have gone morally bankrupt, ‘morality
and conscience’ do not exist anymore. Please bless us Srila Prabhupada Ji so that these
things change in this material world; and people in this kaliyuga also take back to Vedic
culture.
Kindly accept this piece of writing as ‘Vyasa Puja Offering’ from my side and shower your
blessings upon this most fallen soul. I just beg for your mercy my guru maharaj and I
aspire to be your faithful servant.
Aspiring to be your servant
Pranjal Joshi, Jaipur, India
• • •
Respected / Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I would take this opportunity to express my gratitude unto the lotus feet of Srila
Prabhupada.
I am very fortunate to have association of Srila Prabhupada's vani through ISKCON
otherwise I would have lived my rest of the life like an animal, just doing eating, mating,
sleeping and defending.
Srila Prabhupada has brought a revolution in my life by giving what is GOAL of every
human being. I am very much satisfied with what I am now and very much confidant
about my future life as I totally depend on Lord Krishna.
I make all efforts to complete 16 malas everyday as instructed by Srila Prabhupada. By
doing so I am very busy the entire day and am happy through out the day.
I have decided to join Srila Prabhupada's army in next few years but before that I have to
clear all my debts. I pray for your blessings and guidance to finish all my material
engagements very soon and dedicate my life for the devotional service of Lord Krishna.
Jai Srila Prabhupada !!!
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Jai Srila Prabhupada !!!
Jai Srila Prabhupada!!!
Your sincere servant,
Prasad B C R
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
How shall I thank you for all you have given me. I have been enjoying immensely over
here for the past one and a half year. Its only through your mercy that I could associate
with your devotees and you.
Thanks for the wonderful preachers you have given me.
Please give me strength to chant more and more and serve you.
Regards
Your devotee
Prashant
• • •
Jaya Prabhupada jay Prabhupada Prabhupada
Jaya Prabhupada jay Srila Prabhupada
Nitai Gaur, Hari bol Hari bol hari bol
I am writing this offering during my exams, so Prabhupada I am sorry. I will not be able to
write this dedicatedly. Even I have no devotion to write about you, but still I will write
few words.
I have no value of what you have given to me because I have no capability to value it. I
consider myself lucky enough to have spiritual master like you & probability of getting a
spiritual master like you is same as a monkey typing Oxford Dictionary on computer.
You are trying to give Krsna to me by showing your great mercy upon me, so by only your
mercy I may be able to get Krsna.
My target is to follow all your instructions very strictly but sometimes I fall but by your
kindness I will be able to cross over difficulties. I want to be a part in spreading Krishna
Consciousness all over the world. That will be a real offering to you.
Your Poor Servant,
Prateek Joshi, Jaipur
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Hare Krishna
Initial days of my “ISKCON” life, I was thinking that, “PRABHUPADA”, you may be an
ordinary personality, may be your little hard work and talent, ISKCON people are
worshipping and appreciating you. This is a common thought for every materialistic
person.
Now, I realize that I had committed a big offense at your lotus feet. And today, whenever,
I hear or listen to your lecturers or any videos I get lot of anxiety and enthusiasm, my eyes
are filled with tears & unknown feelings of happiness. Today your words are my life, and
serving your lotus feet’s are my life time ambition, to achieve “back to godhead” is a life
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time goal.
You taught me fist time in my life, what is the real goal of life, how to achieve it, where
really every one can get real benefit without paying any thing, how to lead human life,
what is the real relation between supreme lord Krishna and human being etc., through
various sources. Now every moment I enjoy and learn many things, while doing some
work gives me much satisfaction and pleasure, this is enough for my life. Now I am
completely accepting you as my GURU and Father.
I would like to give you something as a “Gurudhakshina”, but I am not a position to give
you any thing Srila Prabhupada, except my life nothing with me now. I am completely
surrendering and submitting my life in front of your lotus feet, please accept me as your
servent and protect me from this material world always, give me full service to serve your
servants, you and Krishna.
If I commit any mistakes or offenses please give me a chance to correct that. Please don’t
forget this small soul to serve your lotus feet, other than that I don’t want any thing in this
world.
Thank you “PRABHUPADA”
Your servent
Praveen Kumar
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance on 113
th
anniversary of your appearance in this
material world. I thank for giving me the strength to serve your mission. I just can’t
imagine myself where I would have been rotting in this material world with out your
causeless mercy upon me. You have always protected me in form of your books and senior
god brothers through out this year from the various forms of Maya.
Prabhupada you brought me to Hyderabad where I desired for long to serve your mission.
I am not able to completely engage my self in your service. Please make me more flexible
and turn according to your desire. I dream of your mission here as I get acquaintance with
many young people eagerly waiting for your guidance. Please give us the strength to
become servants of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha dev and be a part to build a marvelous
temple and spread your glories.
Prabhupada I pray for your mercy that I wish I will be more loyal, dependable on you and
give me the strength to chant Hare Krishna Mantra with out offenses & serve your
mission.
Yours servant,
Prema Bhakti Dasa, Hare Krishna Movement, Hyderabad
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
çré-caitanya-mano-’bhéñöaà sthäpitaà yena bhü-tale
svayaà rüpaù kadä mahyaà dadäti sva-padäntikam
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
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çrémate bhaktivedänta-sväminn iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
mukaà karoti vacalam pangum langhayate girim
yat-kåpä tam aham vande sré gurum dina-taraëam
Please accept my humble obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet.
All glories to Your Divine Grace!
All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhänta Sarasvati Goswami Prabhupada, who
ignited the spark that fully illuminated your heart, and who infused you with kåñëa-sakti
to preach and deliver the world. It’s my good fortune to glorify you. You are a real acharya
because you showed by your own example how to become Kåñëa conscious.
Before becoming your disciple, I am such a big rascal that everybody used to laugh at me
by seeing my naughty behavior/attitude. I frankly admit that I feel totally inadequate for
getting your mercy as well as grace. But when I came touch with you, my life is totally
changed, still I remembered when I have done yoga Retreat Level1 course in temple that
time only I came to know that it will a new experience which can totally changed my life.
It will be beginning of a fresh life where there is no anxiety, morrows, stress, and
tension.It is a gateway to great way
I cannot measure my good fortune to have been instructed by you, and I am daily
experiencing what a great favor your words have bestowed upon me. I too thank the Lord
that I somehow or other listened to your pure words with open ears
My only asset in this life is your causeless mercy; otherwise, what was my qualification in
spiritual life? It was your intense desire to preach and deliver the world.
Indeed, as we sing every day,
jähära prasäde bhäi, e bhava toriyä jäi, kåñëa-präpti hoy jähä ha’te
You are the best, and your example is the best, and those who follow your example will
become the best among their peers.
jogyatä-vicäre, kichu nähi päi tomära karuëä—sära
karuëä na hoile, kändiyä kändiyä, präëa nä räkhibo ära
I am praying at your lotus feet to please allow me to associate with such wonderful
devotees, eternally.
I sincerely pray to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu that I can become an insignificant instrument
in executing your Master plan.
Even though I am not able to follow 4 regulative principles very strictly. Please help me to
follow 4 regulative principles very very strictly as well as rigidly.
In such a situation you are my only shelter. Please forgive my offenses and keep me in the
shade of your lotus feet. Please give me the strength to understand your mission and push
it forward. I can never repay the debt I owe you. But I know the only way to try to please
you is to push forward your divine mission of saving mankind.
Please forgive me for whatever offenses I have done unto your lotus feet. I beg your
pardon.
Please show your Mercy as well as Grace upon me.
Please help me to become free from all type of Vaisnava aparadha.
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Please help me to become serious as well as sincere devotee.
Please help me to chant offenselessly without distraction of mind, inattention & laziness.
Please give me strong faith and humility as well as tolerance to become a good devotee.
Please give me fully detachment from material life & completely attachment to spiritual
life. Please give me transcendental knowledge & intelligence.
Please give me spiritual consciousness & strength.
Please help me to become free from false ego & pride.
Please engage in your loving devotional service more & more.
Please help me to do service with mind, words, action without any difficulties.
Please keep me in your lotus feet throughout my life and engage in Krsna’s service.
Please help me to do very good sadhana as well as very good service.
Kindly be merciful to me so that I will stay forever in your ISKCON, being fully Kåñëa
conscious and following strictly in your footsteps.
Thank you for bringing us the forms of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai and Sri Sri Radha-Kåñëa and Sri
Sri Krsna-Balarama. Although I am still far away from understanding Them, They greet us
with Their presence every day and shower Their blessings upon me.
Please help me to understand your writing completely with proper analogy so that I can
apply all your teachings in my daily life.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve your mission here in ISKCON,
Bangalore and for sending such nice devotees here to help each other advance in Kåñëa
consciousness.
Please accept my imperfect attempts to serve your mission, and please give me the
intelligence and strength to advance on the way back to Godhead.
Your most insignificant & most fallen servant & forever seeking your blessings
Prema Vilas Krishna Dasa
• • •
Hare Krishna
Pls accept my prayers to Srila Prabhupada
Bhaktivedanta swami- Savior of the dark age
Oh Srila Prabhupada,
your mercy I desire
having come to this material world
I have been languishing in material bodies;
My human birth now would have surely fetched me nothing..
but more disasters,
But your 'Hare Krishna' movement has served as a ray of hope!!
I have been feeding this material body since time immemorial...
And attending to all its mundane needs.
But now, its high time I provide my soul its due-
Krishna consciousness of which it was deprived;
kindly keep me submerged in this nectarean consciousness day and night
Help me in my endeavors of associating with the holy name...
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for such is your power!!
Life is already beautiful...
but I need your divine intervention to make it successful..!!
at your service always
Prerana
• • •
Hare Krishna kindly accept my prayers to Srila Prabhupada...
Bhaktivedanta Swami- Savoir of the DARK AGE KALI
Oh Srila Prabhupada,
your mercy i desire...!!
Having come to this material world,
i have been languishing in material bodies my human birth now would have surely
fetched me nothing, but more disasters....
But your Hare Krishna movement has served as a ray of hope.
I have been feeding this material body since time immemorial and attending to all its
mundane needs...
But now its high time, i provide my soul its due- Krishna Consciousness of which it was
deprived.
Kindly keep me submerged in this nectarean consciousness day and night, help me in my
endeavors to associate with the holy name for such is your power.
Life is already beautiful, but i need your divine intervention to make it successful in your
service always,
Prerana Prakash S
• • •
HARE KRISHNA
SRILA PRABHUPADA is my dear most spiritual master. It is only because of your
causeless mercy that I am in KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS now. Your are the real hero for
me for the extra ordinary deeds you did. Without your mercy today I have been a spoilt
brat. Thank you PRABHUPADA
I pray to you to bestow me your kindness and causeless mercy upon me so that I can be in
KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS for the life time. I also pray that please show me the right
path of life and help me in progressing in KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS.
HARI BOL
In the service of SRILA PRABHUPADA
Probal Acharyya
• • •
All glories to Jai Srila Prabhupada,
All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga, Jai Srila Prabhupada ki jai.
Dear Prabhupada please accept my humble obeisance’s your servant of…… your servant
of servant….
I was born in the darkest ignorance, and you are my spiritual master opened my eyes with
the torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisance’s unto you and unto the feet of all
Vaisanavas.
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You will fulfill the desires of every one, just like desire trees and you are full of
compassion for the fallen souls.
Dear Prabhupada please make me to tolerate the urge to speak to the mind’s demands, the
actions of anger and the urges of the tongue, belly and genitals.
Dear Prabhupada please make me to chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra attentively and
submissively hearing.
Yours Servant of servant,
Purushottam Caitanya Das
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Respected and Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet, on most auspicious day of your
divine appearance.
Srila Prabhupada today is the most auspicious day since it is the day when you have
descended to this mortal world to deliver innumerable conditioned souls rotting in this
material world. Being an ordinary and fallen condition soul I am unqualified to offer any
homage to your lordship.
You know about my crazy mind that I can never possibly control and am always a victim
of it. Without your causeless mercy on this useless and unqualified soul I would have
wasted this life as my previous life.
Please forgive me for all the offences that I have committed at your lotus feet. I am the
most unqualified, still you are engaging me in your service.
I beg your causeless mercy on this most auspicious day so that I could able to follow your
instruction.
Please give me strength and intelligence so that I can follow the sincere devotees.
Aspiring to become your servant of your servant,
Pushkaraksha Dasa
• • •
Homage to My Spiritual Master
His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
Hare Krishna
nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-presthaya bhu-tale srimate bhaktivedanta- swamin iti
namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarinenirvisesa-sunyavadi- pascatya-desa-tarine
Prabhu, please accept my humble obeisance.
Prabhupada, it’s a great pleasure in writing this letter for you and you are so merciful that
you even accept offerings made by me (a fallen soul). Its by your mercy I am able to chant
sixteen rounds daily, do some practical devotional service and have lots of prasadam. I had
a very great time in distributing your books and I am very grateful to you Prabhupada for
engaging me in your service. Prabhupada please engage me more and more in your
service.
Prabhupada, as you know each and every moment I am fighting a war against Maya and I
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know its only by your mercy I can win in this war. I beg for your mercy so that I can
sincerely chant the holy name of Lord Krishna without any offense and also give your
mercy such that I won’t commit any Vaishnava aparadha.
Prabhupada, once again I offer my sincere obeisance unto your lotus feet for giving me the
knowledge of Krishna Conscious.
Hare Krishna!!
Jai Srila Prabhupada!!
Your servant,
Rajaram S
• • •
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada,
I have been in touch with your mission and with you since last one year.
I have been reading your books and I am trying to grasp the philosophy.
I have been chanting and enjoying different kinds of prasadam, dancing and singing in
Sankirtana.
I have very much enjoyed all these activities may be except chanting.
Thanks to you and all the service and chanting in a bit humble now and I don’t get too
shy to do any kind of service or to dance and sing in Sankirtana. But truthfully I follow all
these out of enjoyment and not completely because of my faith.
So, I request you to please help me and bless me, so that I get strong faith in the supreme
Lord, and I do service in better way.
Your aspiring servant
Radhakrishna
• • •
Jay Srila Prabhupada,
nama om vishnu -padaya krishna -presthaya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedanta- svamin iti namine
nams te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracharine
nirvisesa-sunyavadi- paschatya –dese- tarine.
I’ll be always thankful to Srila Prabhupada who accepted me as his disciple and provided
me the opportunity to practice Krishna Consciousness in ISKCON.
Even though I am not qualified to become your disciple due to your causeless mercy you
accepted me as his disciple. In this auspicious occasion of Vyasa Puja I pray to
Prabhupada to make me strong in Krishna Consciousness.
After joining ISKCON I feel so happy I never felt that there is such a spiritual life in this
material world.
Your humble servant,
Radha Vallabha Dasa
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To,
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Our Dear Beloved Spiritual Master,
Çré Çrémad 108 His Divine Grace Abhaya Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Çréla
Prabhupäda
Although I have no qualifications whatsoever, today I come before you with a humble
prayer. Please accept my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet. All glories to your
Divine Grace.
våndävane ramaëa-reti-prasiddha-bhümau
taträpi çré rädhä-shyäma sundara supäda-mule
jïänaà paraà parama-kåñëa-sudharméty uktam
dantas tu deva çréla prabhupäda namo namas te
In the Supreme transcendental aboard of Çré Våindävana at the most celebrated place
known as Ramaëa-reti under the Lotus feet of Çré Çré Rädhä Shyam Sundar, you are kindly
distributing the highest & the most confidential knowledge about the Absolute Truth, the
Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Çré Krishna all over the universe. Let me offer my
most revered respects unto your Lotus feet.
Çréla Prabhupada, on this very auspicious day of your Divine Appearance, I beg to submit
homage at the dust of your Lotus feet & begging your mercy.
I am very fortunate Kono Bhagyavan Jiva to have come in contact with you. It’s the
causeless mercy of you & Krishna on this insignificant fallen conditioned soul. Whatever
little service I've done or am doing is only possible by your blessing & causeless mercy.
Çréla Prabhupada, I am infected with too many diseases which makes me think I am this
body. I am the doer. Diseases like pride, false-ego, lust, envy, anger, rage, jealously, greed,
fear, sense enjoyment, desire for prestige, name, fame, post, position & so on. I am filled
with lusty desires & am always craving for acceptance, appreciation, notice, praise,
recognition & love.
I really want to come out of all these & stay at the platform where I am naturally the
servant of the servant of Lord Çré Krishna.
O Master! O My Lord! On this very auspicious day, I beg you, please empower me so that
I can remain strong & be fixed in Krishna Consciousness. I cannot on my own strength
fight this infectious dangerous disease. Let me take full shelter of your divine instructions.
Please empower me so that I can follow your instructions taking or making them as life &
soul. Please guide me & protect me so that I may not deviate from your instructions &
orders even an inch.
All I pray from the bottom & core my heart is, please give me shelter at the lotus feet of
the servant of the servant of your servant & engage me in unalloyed devotional service
unto the supreme Lord Çré Çré Radha Krishna unconditionally.
If I could somehow please you Çréla Prabhupada, then I think my life is successful.
Your unqualified conditioned servant,
Radhe Shyam Das
• • •
Jai Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
Shastra says,
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Sadhu sanga sadhu sanga sarva shastra kahe,
Lava matra sadhu sanga sarva siddhi hoye.
Prabhupada, you have made me realize this fact. I was a person with no good qualities,
with no qualification, but the only thing which made my life very precious and auspicious
is your “association”, which your esteemed disciples offered me. By your causeless mercy
I am now engaged in “service of Krishna” which is obtained by a person – say one in
thousands and millions.
You have made me learn so many things since I came in touch with you, which I am
trying to use in the service of Krishna, like singing, music, computers, conducting classes,
chanting mantras, managing, etc. which I would have never learnt otherwise. But
Prabhupada, I feel I am enjoying the puja, labha, pratishta from these. Please remove the
desire for these from the core of my heart, to render “ahaituky bhakti” causeless
devotional service to their lordships Sri Sri Krishna Balaram.
As years are passing in the temple, Prabhupada, I was thinking I am advancing in
devotional service. But Prabhupada, the test what you had mentioned for advancement in
devotional service, i.e, being completely free from lust, greed and anger, I am finding far
from my reach. This is due to lack of seriousness on my part. I am waiting for that day
where I will be able to pass these tests of Maya. This is not possible unless you, out of
your causeless mercy pull me up from these clutches of Maya.
So, I take this opportunity on this most auspicious occasion, which is the appearance day
of your divine grace, in getting blessings from you to chant nicely, attend sadhana nicely,
to do my services sincerely and to follow regulative principles properly.
Yours,
Trying to become a servant of your servant,
Raghottama Dasa
• • •
Dear Çréla Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance at your lotus feet. All glories to you!
You often quoted the Çvetäçvatara Upaniñad 6.23 verse:
yasya deve parä bhaktir yathä deve tathä gurau
tasyaite kathitä hy arthäù prakäçante mahätmanaù
“Only unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual
master are all the imports of Vedic knowledge automatically revealed.”
We saw that in you, Çréla Prabhupada. There was never any question of an alternative.
You came armed simply with your faith in your spiritual master, and your enthusiasm to
carry out his mission and on the basis of these things you spread Kåñëa consciousness
throughout the whole world.
And how to keep this faith strong? You explained once:
So how this çraddhä, this faith can be increased? Sädhu-saìga. If you keep yourself
associated with the devotees, then this çraddhä can be increased. If you simply believe,
‘Yes, Kåñëa is Supreme Personality,’ but you do not live with the sädhus or devotees, then
it will drop. It will finish.
For us that means keeping your association through your books and instructions, and
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keeping the association of those who are faithful to you. That’s all. We are praying to you,
Çréla Prabhupäda, on this most auspicious day of your appearance in this world, to instill
in our hearts a drop of this same faith.
I feel ashamed to even stand before you, even after doing so many offences.But still I have
faith on your word that even after repeated fall down we should try for perfection. Just
like you give the example of a child trying to stand or walk for first time he repeatedly
falls down but still he never gives up, he continuously tries again and again to do. Same
way please bless me to follow all your instructions perfectly till I achieve it.
As we have sometimes the proverb, that “Failure is the pillar of success,” so especially in
the spiritual life, this failure is not discouraging
And in Çaraëägati, Çréla Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura teaches us the sixfold process of surrender.
It begins with admitting our shortcomings and repenting them and ends with complete
surrender to the Lord.
I have no qualification, but by your potent preaching you have convinced foolish person
like me also to follow the process of devotional service. In order to engage us in steady
and serious in your service, you have created ISKCON, BBT and now by your blessing
your serious followers have taken up many variegated projects like Feeding Prasadam
through Akshaya Patra., Youth Preaching, Cultural Program for school children and
many more etc… In this way we can live and serve in the constant association of
committed devotees and thus be constantly reminded of Lord Kåñëa. At the same time, we
can act as your instruments in spreading the sankirtana movement all over the world.
Thus, by your arrangement, we are simultaneously being purified and are helping others
to become purified. This is all a manifestation of your compassion and desire to bring all
conditioned souls back to Kåñëa.
Thank you so much, Çréla Prabhupada, for giving us this rare and priceless opportunity to
engage in your service. I pray that I may continue to serve you life after life in your
mission in whatever way I am able.
Your Servant & lovingly Son
Raja Hamsa Dasa, Hyderabad
• • •
All Glories to Your Divine Grace,
All Glories Holy Father;
All Glories Teacher Transcendental
All Glories Srila Prabhupada.
I beg to place this teeny offering at your Lotus feet…
My Beloved Spiritual Master Prabhupada,
I am only a beggar, begging for your mercy…
I have absolutely no qualification for your mercy save being a fallen soul. So when I think
how low I am, my heart grows heavy. But when I remember Your Divine Grace, I have
great hope for myself and all fallen souls. For surely it is of no quality of my own that you
are lifting me, but your own causeless love and mercy. Surely if one as fallen as I can
obtain mercy, no man can fall so low as to be beyond mercy.
Oh Prabhupada, Your love for us is cascading over these fallen souls and I fear we are
drowning in an ocean of bliss. Never can I begin to appreciate your causeless love and
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mercy.
I offer my most humble and respectful obeisance to my beloved Spiritual Master, His
Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who out of His unlimited
compassion and mercy has brought Krishna Consciousness to the most fallen souls of the
kaliyuga.
This useless slave offers his worthless obeisance to such Spiritual Master.
Bande Guroh Sri Charanaravindam
ALL GLORIES TO SRI GURU AND GOURANGA
You’re most insignificant and unfortunate beggar
Rahul Samaria, Jaipur
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble offering to you on the most auspicious appearance day of your
divine grace.
I thank you for gradually awakening my Krishna consciousness through reading your
books, chanting 16 rounds of Hare Krishna Mahamantra, associating with senior devotees
of ISKCON and the little service which I could do.
I have also experienced a lot of disturbances in my spiritual life. Only by your mercy I am
able to practice Krishna consciousness and overcome them. I beg from you to support me
to uphold my spiritual life and bring it to the standards set by you.
Kindly shower your mercy on me and give me your service always.
Your servant,
Rajbhupal Nadgouda, Bangalore
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I would like to thank you for making me Krishna conscious. Your influence made me so
much attracted to Krishna, by taking you as the Spiritual master, who is the servitor of the
Master of Senses, Krishna. It is not possible to explain the blessings you have showered
upon me, since the time I came to know about this Krishna consciousness movement.
But one thing I can tell you is that a lot of changes have happened to me after started
chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare. I think my mind is getting clearer than ever. I am slowly losing
interest in mundane topics. I am able to see material things as less important. Ultimately I
am able to understand the real aim of human life, instead aiming at obtaining 'higher
positions' in the material plane. Still, I could not realize the concept of soul practically up
to the full extent. However, I am trying my level best as per your instructions.
Chanting made me more calm and cool than ever. Now I am able to wake up early in the
morning. If I miss the chanting, I feel something bad. Also I am reading your books
regularly. Your words have some special power, I can say. Whenever I hear your voice
through your lectures, I feel some spiritual atmosphere. Almost all the queries, a neophyte
faces are answered in your lectures and books. I thank you my master, once again.
Finally, I beg your pardon, if I have committed any offences in the devotional service,
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knowingly or unknowingly. Please excuse me on that, if any, as I am a conditioned soul
desiring to be absorbed fully in Krishna consciousness. Please bless me to reach Krishna.
With Love and Devotion,
Your humble servant...
Rajesh V R
• • •
Thank u Srila Prabhupada for bringing me to Krishna consciousness and saving me from
all the dangers that i had to go through my life.I am really grateful to u Prabhupada for
introducing me to chant the maha mantra and helping me to understand the true value of
life and the necessity to be living as a human being in this world where people live like
animals rather than humans.
Thank u,
Rajesh
• • •
Respected Prabhupada,
Thanks a lot for giving me an opportunity to serve Krishna, without your support &
blessings I wouldn’t be even able to come to ISKCON temple
Your instructions are like a fire that burns all our past sins,Without your divine support
nobody can become KrishnaConscious in this period, I humbly request you to hold me,so
that I can serve krishna without falling into mayas hands, you are the only hope for us to
escape from this world of miseries & troubles,you are my lord birth after birth
Please accept my offerings
Yours Sincerely
Rajipth
• • •
Dear Spiritual master,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I have been attending satsang classes for the past 7 months. After I attended satsang
classes, my life changed. I started chanting 3 rounds daily & plan to increase 2 more from
Janmastami. Although I was criticized by relatives and friends, I feel good when in touch
with your books and organization. I hate people who are busy in material things not
following 4 regulative principles.
Please help me to practice your instructions sincerely and make me an instrument in
spreading Hare Krishna Movement, which cares for every living entity..
Your servant,
Rakesh Kumar Sahoo, Puri, Orissa
• • •
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I offer my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet. In this kali-yuga everyone is full of
lust, anger and greed, being engrossed in the modes of passion and ignorance.
Myself born in that same ocean of material desires have been suffering in the hellish
darkness of the material worlds since time immemorial. But you are that beam of light, to
this godless world, glowing with love of God.
Please bestow your causeless mercy upon this fallen soul so that this body may become an
instrument in the service of Their Lordships Sri Sri Krsna Balaram.
Now I have surrender my mind and heart completely unto your lotus feet. I don’t know if
I can actually go back to godhead in this lifetime. So my humble request is to give more
strength and more realisation in future.
From your most unqualified & worthless servant,
Rama Bhadra Dasa
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my most respectful obeisance in your lotus feet.
It is your mercy that within the two months of coming in touch ISKCON you gave me the
opportunity of writing an offering for you on this auspicious day of Vyasa-Puja.
Prabhupada your books are really helping me in knowing the absolute truth of life and the
knowledge which is really bringing changes in my life is the meaning of happiness which I
understood from the books, previously I was hanging around short term(material)
happiness but now you have provided me the path of ever ending happiness. In other
words I can say that you have removed all kind of depression and pressure from my life.
Prabhupada please be merciful to me, so that I can follow all your instruction. Let me try
to chant purely and humbly, without the incentive of impressing others, let me try to
serve without a desire for fame and position, let me read your books regularly, let me
adopt all the path of purification you have provided with your books.
Your servant at Jaipur
Ram Krishna, Jaipur
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances millions of times at your lotus feet.
By Your mercy, I am able to chant 16 rounds, read your books, Prepare Bhoga, Honor
Prasadam, and listen to your conversations every single day. I humbly request you to
guide me in the path of Spiritual progress towards Krishna. It is only by your mercy that I
am getting little knowledge about Krishna and the meaning of life.
Again and again I kindly request you to give me the shade of your lotus feet, so that I can
remain Krishna conscious forever, firmly.
Your aspiring servant,
Ramya N, Bangalore
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Dearest and Respected Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my prostrated obeisance un to your lotus feet and my insignificant and
infinitesimal attempt to glorify you in the form this offering.
Prabhupada, I am so fortunate that this is third time when I am getting a golden
opportunity to write an offering for you, I know this my childish act because it is just like
an offering offered to sun by an insignificant lamp.
I remembered Prabhupada last year in my offering I prayed to you to give me strenght so
that I can able to start my spiritual journey as one of the member of society (as full time
sevak) and you have sanctioned my request. Slowly and slowly now I am able regulate
may self not fully but just an initiative step in regulating the mind and senses. No doubt
still I am struggling for this, but I have full conviction that if I will follow what you have
told to follow then my life will be successful as I have heard these lines from you and the
inspiring classes by your bonafide disciple.
As you have taught us that by just simply following the words (i.e surrendering unto your
lotus feet of guru) on get success in life,so this time I am praying and requesting you to
please give the strength to surrender unto you. And one another request to you that now
as I got a responsible service please give strength to do it and never forget your
instructions, that one should always have servitor mentality but many times because of
fall ego I have realize this kind of mastering mentality and disrespected my god brothers
so please save me from committing this greatest sin.
And again I am begging to you to be merciful unto me so that I can become your servant
life after life as one of your missionary in your great mission.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Your Servent
Rasaraj Krishna Das, Jaipur
• • •
Hare Krishna!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada, Jai Gurudeva, Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Dear beloved Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance’s unto your lotus feet.
All glories to your Divine Grace
My Humble Panamas’ to all the Vaishnava’s. I completely bow at all the Vaishnava’s Feet
with great awe & reverence.
Dear Prabhupada, please accept my small offering at your Lotus Feet.
Prabhupada you are the great personality who shows the knowledge or light and destroys
the ignorance or darkness.
By the mercy of Krishna one finds a bonafide spiritual master and by the mercy of the
spiritual master, one finds Krishna.
I am very much grateful to Lord Krishna for giving Your Grace as my eternal Father, my
Spiritual Master.
Just as a cloud pours water on a forest fire to extinguish it, Prabhupada, you have
delivered us from all the so called material sufferings that we were undergoing by giving
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us the priceless gift of Krishna Consciousness. I offer my respectful obeisance’s unto the
lotus feet of my spiritual master, who is an ocean of auspicious qualities. Jai Srila
Prabhupada!!!
Prabhupada please bless us to satisfy and please you by sincere service unto the Lord and
your Grace.
As you always said Prabhupada, “Everyone has his life, his wealth, his intelligence and his
words, and all of them should be offered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead through
the via medium of the spiritual master.”, please bless us to be able to follow your
instructions faithfully always.
At the recent times I & my family have undergone lot of so called pains & sufferings, but I
am very thankful to you Prabhupada for giving us strength and right understanding to
bear it all. I believe that whatever happens it happens for Good, and nothing happens
without any reason, Causes of all causes is Lord Sri Krishna. It’s all by your causeless
mercy that you are taking care of us both spiritually and materially so that we can advance
more in KC.
Finally Prabhupada I beg for your forgiveness for knowingly or unknowingly committing
offenses at your Lotus Feet. Please forgive all of us for our mistakes. And always engage us
in your service.
I bow my head again and again at the lotus feet of our Gurudev Srila Prabhupada
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Yours servant (trying to be humble & obedient)
Rashmi K
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Dear Gurudeva,
Please accept my humble obeisances; I chant 10 rounds daily. I want to increase as much
as possible. I try my best and please God give me the opportunity to chant more and
more. I pray to Krishna always, this process should continue till my death also. Bhagabad
Gita and Krishna consciousness is scientific, because whatever written in Gita is the
reality. Real and truth are written, this things are spoken by Lord Krishna. I can not
express my feelings what I got in my life after I came in touch your movement. I think its
God’s grace for me. I find some changes in my behavior. What steps should one have
taken for a better or good human being? I come to know that character is the most
important for everyone. My friends, family members and also my relatives always see me
that I have done such a crime. They taught me this is not your age. I am attracted to read
the Your books and sing/hear Krishna songs. I think spiritual life is everything, but after
my marriage it is difficult to manage. I think if I lose this life, it will be a great mistake in
my life. I can never forgive myself.
Please Guru give me the strength, power and your blessing that I will chant more and
more. The devotional service to Krishna should be increased by me; it’s my request to you.
Your student,
Rashmayee Dash, Puri, Orissa.
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Dear Guru ,
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Please accept my humble obeisances; I am chanting 4 rounds and from Janmastami, I will
try to chant more rounds as much as possible. Bhagabad Gita and Krishna consciousness
are scientific not blind belief because what ever is written in Gita is reality. In Bhagabad
Gita Lord Krishna told his friend Arjuna the real truth of life which is always truth. After I
came to Krishna Consciousness, I faced few difficulties from my friends and my relatives.
Some people comment me. Still I want to be under your shelter and improve in spiritual
life by reading Your books and attending classes.
Please help me and give me your blessings to practice Your instructions sincerely and to
be in spiritual life always.
Your student,
Rasmita Mohanty, Puri, Orissa
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My GURU MAHARAJ SRILA PRABHUPADA.. I am in the darkest part of ignorance...
Please uplift me from this darkest part of ignorance to spiritual consciousness...
By your mercy let all my material affairs be converted to fruitless spiritual affairs...
By your causeless mercy let my faith on you and SUPREME PERSONALITY OF
GODHEAD KRISHNA increase...let the urge to satisfy, please, glorify LORD KRISHNA
increase...
My GURU SRILA PRABUPADA... I don’t want anything... I just want your mercy upon me
always.....
Begging for your mercy....
Your servant
Ravikumar T N
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My dear Prabhupada,
I am very happy that you have finally accepted me as your disciple and have given me
shelter and service in your society. You have taken the charge of carving something useful
out of my life.
Before me accepting saffron robes, I always had a doubt, how could I confirm my
acceptance as your disciple, but during the training and various interviews, in the first six
months of my temple life, I was glad that a group of bonafide devotees guided, trained and
examined me and were ready to recommend for the initiation from the most
magnanimous spiritual master of the history, I till date wonder how can I be such a
fortunate soul to receive you has my spiritual master.
Spiritual master is more merciful than the Lord, this you have shown through your deeds.
You have personally demonstrated the rigorous enthusiasm until the last day of your
physical presence. You have set a standard scale in Krishna consciousness for all to
measure themselves with your activities, which you performed to show as example.Your
standards in any aspect of spiritual life are unbeatable.
Srila Prabhupada your instructions are the only way for the deliverance of all conditioned
souls within this world. I feel that, the pain which you had taken to write these books,
give lectures etc has paid off all the sins of this entire world and made it possible to
worship the supreme personality of Godhead in his personal form as Lord Krishna even in
this age of quarrel.
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You have filled the pages of your writing with unlimited nectar, It’s like a wide open sky
and we being small birds able to appreciate the sky as much as we can fly. Your one
lecture is enough for life – long “Sravana”. Its is so mystical that every time one hears the
same lectures we get deeper- deeper understanding.You are giving us unlimited, It is only
that we so not have enough hands to receive it.
I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude for your charity of KC on me;
It is very painful that I am not able to do any great service unto your mission due to my
present limitations of capabilities. Please bless me with strength to do more and more
service. I am very happy that the pockets of Vaikunthas you have created are doing very
well and are giving devotees all opportunities for practicing KC and achieve the highest
benediction of Krishna prema.
Your servant,
Rukmini Vallabh Dasa
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All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I pay my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada.
I don’t know how much I am indebted to my spiritual master, who has bestowed his
mercy upon me. Before, I came in contact with him, I was like a two legged animal, who
didn’t know the purpose of life and what this life is all about. Now I got the second chance
to live my life understanding the goal of life and why I have been given human form of
life. This is all because of him.
Although he is not physically present, he is always with his devotees in the form of his
books he has written during his lifetime. It’s only through his mercy that one can
understand the science of soul.
For my case, I don’t know why I was always attracted towards the philosophy related to
GOD. In my initial days I tried to read books written by Vivekananda and Osho. But my
urge got satiated only when I came in contact with Srila Prabhupada through his lectures,
books and magazines.
I pray to him that he should give me even more strength and faith so that I could advance
on the path of my devotional service to my beloved Lord and Guru.
Jai Srila Prabhupada!!!
Engaged in your service,
Roshan Verma, Folk-2
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To My Dear Prabhupada
Oh Dear Prabhupada, I'm chanting 6 rounds
But when no time, I do chant 4 rounds
Please make me to chant all 16 rounds
So that I can please you and Dear Krishna
Chanting has helped me a lot in one year
It helped me in studies and removed all fear
It makes me love Krishna more and more each year
And that's why Prabhupada, you are my dear
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Your Little Servant
Ruchira G (4th Standard)
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Dear Srila Prabhpada,
Please accept my humble obeiscences unto your lotus feet on the auspicious day of
appearance of your divine grace.
Srila Prabhupada you are the only savior of all the suffering conditioned souls of this
material world. All our success in spreading the glories of the holy name is simply
dependent on the mercy of your divine grace.
It is by your divine grace that the mercy of their Lordship Sri Sri Radha-Krishna Chandra
is being distributed to millions of people in the form of transcendental prasadam. We hope
this has pleased your Divine Grace and please bless us to carry it out more successfully
and effectively.
Your Divine grace have yet again revealed to us that the devotional service of those of
your sincere followers shall be always protected against the troubles and obstacles created
by those who are envious of your position. Such obstacles shall only increase our faith and
dependence unto your Divine Grace.
I beg the forgiveness of your Divine Grace for all those my actions that has displeased you.
All glories to Guru and Gauranga.
Jay Srila Prabhupada!!
Your most insignificant servant
Raya Rama Dasa, HKM-Ahmedabad
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisances at your lotus feet.
I don’t have words to explain about how compassionate you are. I am sure, I am not a
sincere follower of your words, but still you recruited me for your organization. I know
about your causeless mercy, but never realized that you will try to lift a person like me. I
am unable to repay you for everything you have bestowed upon me.
Please forgive me the mistakes I committed at your lotus feet and other vaishavas.
My only prayer is that please keeps me engaged in your service life after life and give me
the strength and determination to follow Sadhana.
I know, I am asking too much. But I am sure my beloved spiritual master surely helps me
in this.
Your Servant
Saanil
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please kindly accept my humble obeisance.
Gurudev!
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kripa bindu diya, koro ei dase
Trnapeka ati hina
sakala sahane, bala diya koro
Nija mane sprha hina
O gurudeva! By administering a drop of your mercy, make this servant of yours infinitely
more humble than a blade of grass. Give me the strength to bear all trails and troubles,
free me from desires for personal honor.
This is the song sung by Srila bhakthi vinoda takura from his ‘sharanagathi’
‘Sharanagathi’ is the most important subject in our devotional life. Surrender to guru leads
us to surrender unto the service of the supreme lord, but we don’t know how to
surrender? Every body is in a confused state of mind not aware of the ‘TRUTH’, why
things forcing on us? We are suffering in so many ways and making plans to come out of
that, but nothing can help us, we remain as frustrated.
Before the presence of your divine grace, nobody was there to preach Krishna
consciousness; there was no hope to get out of this miserable conditioned life. Apart from
that many bogus gurus, so called scholars and politicians [rulers] are there to mislead us.
Like a parrot, any body can repeat the words, what they heard from superiors with out
any knowledge. Common people think that “it is a philosophy, every body cannot under
stand” like that, but when one take this knowledge from authoritative source, things
reveal to all in right perception, then any lay man can under stand that, simply this is not
a philosophy, these are the real facts which we are all facing day to day life.
Prabhupada! We are struggling in this ocean of material world, please be merciful on this
fallen conditioned soul and keep me in your eternal shelter. Engage us unto the service of
the lord’s lotus feet.
Trying to become a menial servant.
Sachidevi Dasi
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My Dearest Srila Prabhupada,
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
namo oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrimate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namaste särasvate deve gaura-väné-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çunyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
I was fortunate today to get a FOLK mail, in which I read one sentence of Bilva Mangala
Thakura, "Do not walk on the bank of the river Bhima. A bluish-black person stands
there, and even though His hands rest peacefully on His hips, He is expert at stealing the
heart of anyone who sees Him."
After that I have read your Vrindavan Bhajans... It touched me and it makes me feel sad
that I am not following my spiritual master's words "Chant minimum 16 rounds of Hare
Krishna Mahamantra every day without fail".
By your mercy Divine Grace, these days I got a chance to have Prasadam(Courtesy FOK
Hostel) So after honoring Prasadam daily(I am such a fool that I don't even honor but I'll
try to HOG prasadam), I hope it'll change my consciousness. Not just sentimentally but by
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chanting glories of Supreme Lord Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. I want to chant
16rounds of Mahamantra daily as instructed by you. Pls Pls help this poor conditional
soul i.e., me who is utter useless and is as low as a worm in stool. I want to shed hatred,
lording over things etc..,
I want to lead a much disciplined devotee life whose ultimate aim should be to remember
Lord Krishna Always. So dear Srila Prabhupada let me be at least a small minute dust
under your Lotus Feet.
Yours eternal servant of servant,
Sachin Kumar Pratap
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All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet. What can glorify your activities on
this planet? You have given the most valuable dark jewel Krishna to us. Even though we
are not qualified, you have given us the opportunities to serve him. Your compassionate
nature has no boundaries. You have travelled to the darkest places to give Krishna
consciousness to the most fallen people like me irrespective of your old age and health
problems.
I was always asking for more strength to serve you better but some how or other I was
always in difficulties. Well, you are always there to make me strong. When I asked you for
wisdom, you have guided me through the problems. When I asked for patience, you had
taught me through situations. When I asked for favors, you have provided me
opportunities through your senior disciples. But indeed how unfortunate I am. I was
neither learning to see the hand of Krishna nor able to follow your guidance in all those
circumstances. But nevertheless you are always there showering your mercy upon me.
Srila Prabhupada, I do not have any words to express my gratitude for the causeless mercy
you have showered upon me. I will try my best to obey the senior devotees and serve your
mission much better.
Please give me more and more opportunities to serve you and give me strength to
remember your instructions.
Seeking to be your servant of servant,
Saci Tanaya Dasa
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First let me offer my humble respectful obeisance’s unto the lotus feet of our Gurudeva.
Then let me offer my humble respectful obeisance’s unto all the spiritual masters in the
disciplic succession starting from Lord Krishna, the original spiritual master. Then let me
offer my humble respectful obeisance’s unto all the Vaishnava devotees of the Lord who
are very compassionate towards the fallen conditioned souls. I also offer my humble
respectful obeisance’s unto Srimati Radharani and all the gopis who are considered to be
the topmost devotees of the Lord.
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
All glories unto you.
Today is a most auspicious day,the day you appeared on this earthly planet to deliver all
the suffering conditioned souls back to their real home,”back to Godhead.”
As it is said in all the sastras that only by the mercy of Lord Sri Krishna who is seated in
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our heart as chaitya guru does a soul come in contact with a bona-fide spiritual master
and only by the mercy of a bona-fide spiritual master can one get the mercy of Krishna. As
Lord Krishna also says to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita (4.34)–“Just try to learn the truth
by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto
him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the
truth”. Such a spiritual master should be accepted in full surrender, and one should serve
the spiritual master like a menial servant, without false prestige. Satisfaction of the self-
realized spiritual master is the secret of advancement in spiritual life. And how do we
satisfy the spiritual master? By following his instructions. In the absence of physical
presence one should serve the spiritual master by his instructions.
Srila Prabhupada, you are the emblem of purity. As a pure devotee of the Lord, you
possess all good qualities. You taught us what is Bhakti and you made this wonderful
institution (ISKCON) so that everyone can get the opportunity to associate with devotees
and practice Bhakti yoga. Just by associating with your books one can become a pure
devotee of the Lord. That is why you also always gave so much stress on printing your
books and distributing them.
Srila Prabhupada, my only wish is to have my consciousness purified and to become a
pure devotee of the Lord. This is not possible without your mercy. I seek refuge at your
lotus feet.
Your eternal servant,
Sadachara Dasa, Hare Krishna Movement, Chennai
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisances at your lotus feet.
I am very much thankful to you for showering your causeless blessings on me even
though I am not at all qualified. I want this to be continued forever on all of us. I
committed many offenses out of my ignorance.
Please forgive me and give the knowledge to me.
By inspiration of your books and with assosciation of devotees. I developed love towards
Krishna and I want to join temple. So please help me in this regard and remove all
impediments to join temple and show me the path of realization to understand Krishna.
Please give me the chance to serve you and your great mission of spreading the holynames
to the world.
Trying to be your eternal servant,
Saikrishna, Banglore
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Om ajnana timirandhasya jnananjana salakaya
Caksur unmilitim yena tasmai sri guruve namah.
Namah om Vishnu padaya Krishna preshttaya bhutale
Srimate bhakti Vedanta swamin iti namine.
Namaste saraswate deve gaura vani pracarane nirvisesa
Sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine.
My dear Srila Prabhupada please accept my humble obeisances unto you.
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As usual this year also you have done wonders in my devotional service life.
You have saved me from my family problems, especially when I visited my home to see
my diseased father I was over whelmed by material compassion but you being my JANME
JANME PRABHU SE protected me from clutches of MAYA. Now I am able to see the
amount of protection you gave me at that time.
Not only that time I can see every moment you are so compassionate on me for no reason
though I don’t deserve. Even if I take unlimited lives I will not be able to repay your debts.
But Srila Prabhupada I request you to kindly save me from clutches of maaya every
moment in my life. Without your causeless mercy nothing will happen in my devotional
service life.
I have realized that my so called devotional service life will not save me because it is full
of offenses and contaminated. It is only YOU who can save me and bless me and protect
me.
I beg you to shower your mercy upon me always so that I can do my saadhana and
reading nicely. Only by your blessings I will be able to do my service properly. It is by
your mercy
That I will be obedient to my senior devotees and authorities. It is by your mercy that I
will not hurt and commit offences against any of vaishnavas. It is by your blessings I will
not find any faults in system and devotees. So please be merciful upon me and shower
your blessings upon me.
Trying to become sincere servant of your servants,
Sampati Das
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance unto your lotus feet. I am very fortunate to have your
blessings (help/guidance).
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the causeless kindness and mercy you
showed on us.
This incident is unforgettable for me throughout my life, so I would like to share the
experience with You (You know everything but then I want to tell You).We were doing
Book distribution in one of the exhibition regularly for a week.
One day we were tired of convincing people and were not able to distribute many books,
and then all of a sudden we looked towards sky and prayed for your mercy. You being so
merciful accepted our prayers and in next 20 minutes there were 2 people for buying 1
Malayalam Bhagvad Gita (Which wasn’t even been displayed).
The next 20 minutes we could distribute as many books as we couldn't even after an
initial hour.
This is a practical example to show that Srila Prabhupada is hearing to his disciples and
always helps them in need.
Thanks Srila Prabhupada for providing me courage and motivation by your words, books
and sometimes practical incidents (like the one above).
Please keep guiding me to go in right path and achieve the mission of Life (Going back
Home, Going back to GODHEAD)
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In Loving service,
Sandeep
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Nama om visnu padaya krsna prestaya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine
Namaste saraswate deve guaravani pracarine
nirvishesa sunyavadi pascatyadesha tarine
Om ajnana timirandaya jnananjana salakaya
caksur unmilitam ena tasmai sri gurave namah
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my obeisances unto your lotus feet. I am very cheerful to get such an
opportunity. Initially, I did not know the value of chanting of Hare Krishna, but still I
continued. But with your grace, I got the invaluable jewel. I am trying to change my habits
& lifestyle.
Please bless me to be always engaged in your service without expecting any selfish result.
Your servant,
Sangram Keshari Palai, Puri, Orissa.
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Dear Prabhupada,
On this auspicious day of your divine appearance please accept my humble obeisances
unto your lotus feet.
Prabhupada, I have actually no taste for the nectar of devotional service unto the Supreme
Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna, the reservoir of all pleasure. It is only by your mercy
that today I am engaged in chanting the holy name of the Lord and in observing the
regulative principles to the best of my ability. As a matter of principle, only a person with
great amount of pious deeds to his credit would begin to engage in devotional service of
the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna. Nevertheless, a bona-fide representative
of the Supreme Lord is competent enough to break this rule and can directly engage even
a most sinful person in the devotional service of the Supreme Lord.
Due to the practice of such devotional principles I am branded as a devotee or a saint by
relatives, friends and acquaintances, which I very well know I am not. I am, indeed, only
trying to follow your instructions and nothing more. Rather, the credentials bestowed
upon me show the greatness of your personality which can be perceived from the fact that
a mere attempt on my part to follow your instructions is resulting in a manifestation of
such a sublime state of being.
Just look at the contrast. Had I not come in contact with Your Divine Grace I would have
been engaged in nonsense activities, foolishly trying to enjoy flickering yet illusory
happiness derived from the contact of senses with sense objects – a sensory happiness
which, being material in nature, is entirely external to one’s spiritual self. On the other
hand, by your mercy I am now engaged in the highest religious principle, namely the
devotional service of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. It was only by coming in contact with
Your Divine Grace that I came to understand the importance of human life. I understood
that human life is neither meant for sense gratification, nor for economic development nor
for just faithfully executing one’s occupational duties. Without your mercy I would have
just wasted away a valuable human life. You taught us that the purpose of human life is to
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find a permanent solution to the recurring problems of birth, disease, old age and death.
That we, as humans, should primarily be engaged in reviving our original spiritual
consciousness and our eternal relationship with the Supreme Lord.
Foolishly contented with living a life of misery, ignorance and transience, we were totally
unaware of a life that is not only permanent but also of knowledge and bliss. Your Divine
Grace showed us the way back to our original home, back to Godhead where one would
live a life of eternity, knowledge and bliss for which we all are unknowingly aspiring for,
since time immemorial.
Dear Prabhupada, I cannot adequately thank you for all that you have given me and done
to my life. You gave a meaningful direction to my otherwise directionless life. Therefore,
being immensely indebted to you I pray that you give me the strength to be able to carry
out your instructions with sincerity, steadfastness, serenity and submissiveness.
I hereby seek pardon for any offence that I might have committed at your lotus feet or
unto any other Vaishnava.
Eternally in your service,
Sanjay S S
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Hare Krishna....
AGTSP...
I don’t have much knowledge to express how much I benefited from this process of
following KC, but in single line I can say that I feel that I have wasted my 22 years of life
to reach you. Nonetheless, with your mercy I will lead my life in KC.
Thanks for all your mercy on all conditioned souls.
From
Your servant
Santosh K K
• • •
Nama Om.Vishnupadaya Krishna presthaya bhutale Srimate Bhakthi Vedanta Svamin iti
Namine Namaste, Sarasvate deve gauravani pracarine
Nirvisesa sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine.
Dear Gurudev,
I was living in darkness and full of ignorance. I am able to at least realize that I am
suffering and I need to know about my existence only after I touched your books. Only
through your instructions I am able to live like a true human being other wise I was living
a life of an animal. I was going around like a headless chicken without any goal or aim in
life, only your mercy on me gave me direction towards Lord Sri Krishna. I am trying to
follow each and every instruction of yours sincerely and I need your mercy to put every
thing about spiritual life in practice. I want to be your sincere disciple and it is possible
only by your causeless mercy!
I feel I am just born. So, kindly give me all your mercy and take me with you.
I beg you to kindly keep me under your shelter and give me a place at your lotus feet! I do
not know any body except you who can take me to Lord Sri Krishna and I always want to
be at your mercy.
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Your sincere disciple
Sarala Devi, Bangalore
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Namo Om Vishnupadaya Krishna Prekshaya Bhootale,
Shrimate Bhaktivedanta Swami iti Namine
Today we are celebrating Vyasa Pooja. i.e. 113
th
year of the appearance day of Srila
Prabhupada.
Without a great servant great persons cannot be seen. In the same way without Guru or
Spiritual Master we cannot get Krishna Consciousness. Krishna Consciousness means
spiritual love of God. It is a genuine Vedic way not Hindu cult taught by our spirirual
master Bhakthi Vedantaswamy Shrila Prabhupada.
“Saksad-dharitvena Samasta Sastair” … In order to receive the transcendental science one
must approach the bonafide spiritual master in disciplic succession, who is fixed in
absolute truth. Mahajana is one, the royal road to the transcendental world is also one. So
there must be one Guru. He is Jagad Guru. Jagad Guru is not an ordinary man. He is the
representative of God. He is as good as God.
“Yasyadeve Parabhaktir Yatha deve tatha Gurau”. Our knowledge is so poor. Our senses are
so imperfect. Our sources are so limited. So it is not possible for us to have the knowledge
of absolute truth. Without surrendering ourselves at the lotus feet of our spiritual master
we will be deceived. Only unto those great souls who simultaneously have implicit faith in
both the Lord and the spiritual master are all the imports of Vedic Knowledge
automatically revealed.
Although we are like ignorant children in the knowledge of the transcendence still our
Gurudeva has kindled a small fire with in us to dissipate the invisible darkness of
empirical knowledge.
The plain truth so vividly explained in the Bhagavad-gita which is the central lesson of the
Vedas is not understood or even suspected by the most powerful scholars. Here in lies the
secret of Sri – Vyasa – Puja, when we are worshipping God-ahead we feel proud with in us
such a movement of eternal existence. Let us bow down at his lotus feet of my divine
master to allow me to suffer the lot, for which I am destined due to my past misdoings.
But let me have this power of recollection that I am noting but a tiny servant of the
Almighty Absolute. God-ahead realized through the unflinching mercy of my divine
master let me therefore bow down at his Lotus Feet with all the humility at my command.
Smt. Saroja M N
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Jai Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances
Thank you so much for giving the rope of instruction from your ship of eternal world as
long as I hold this rope I feel the eternal blissful life of knowledge.
Prabhupada from your preaching only I realize that I am inside this dark material world
and body. And from your torch light of knowledge only I can see that there is another
reality, please bless me to remain in that reality.
Thank you so much for giving the opportunity to serve your mission which is full of
realizing the teachings of Bhagavad Gita.
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Thank you so much for giving the wonderful IDEA of “I am not this body“,through which
I can come out from any problem in life by the thought of “SEPERATION” which give lot
of curiosity to know who then AM I?
Same time Prabhupada as you are telling MAYA also very powerful, for that you have
shown me the very much practical SOLUTION from BG 3.41
tasmät tvam indriyäëy ädau niyamya bharatarñabha
päpmänaà prajahi hy enaà jïäna-vijïäna-näçanam
TRANSLATION
“Therefore, O Arjuna, best of the Bhäratas, in the very beginning curb this great symbol of
sin [lust] by regulating the senses, and slay this destroyer of knowledge and self-
realization”
Onece again please accept my thanks for giving
House of KNOWLEDGE
Life of ETERNITY
Moments of REALIZATION
Meals of PRASADAM
Act of SERVICE
Feel of JOY
HARE KRISHNA ! ! !
Sarvajna Chaitanya Dasa, HKM, Chennai
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Dear Gurudev
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I am chanting 3 to 4 rounds and I want to increase from Janmastami. Your Bhagabat Gita
has benefited the entire world. Prabhupada your instructions show me a new ray of light
in every moment in my life. I got rid of all bad activities by regular chanting and reading
Bhagabat Gita. Initially, parents stopped me to chant or read your books by saying that
youth should not do these things, but should be done by old people. But with your
blessings, I could continue. Now I left meat eating and fish eating inspire of parents’
scolding. My only endeavor is to get rid of all my bad activities and always be guided by
your advices. Earlier I was totally blind about the truth of spiritual & material world but
now I am realize the truth and my ‘Krishna’.
Dear Prabhupada please help me in to practicing your advices and guide me in right way.
Yours Student
Soumya Ranjan Parida, Puri, Orissa
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Hare Krishna,
To,
A.C. Bhakthivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
I have read 3 books written by u. I have in my mind to help people who are in need from
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my childhood. After reading your books, I got more willing to help people more than
what I had in my mind. I was confused how to accept you as my guru. I don’t know, as
your not physically present I had this in my mind. I visited ISKCON for the first time with
my brother & younger sister during my tenth standard in school. Whenever I saw
Krishna, I liked to do some kind of work (service) for him. I didn’t know how. Anyway,
still I do small pooja to him on dwadasi day. I used to think of His name whenever I feel
like. On the day I came to ISKCON during bramhotsava day and received the blessings of
Goswamis and Yourself in the form of holy kalasha water, I felt very happy. I do not know
to express it in words. Then, that night I started chanting Hare Krishna mantra
continuously while coming back home with sister. From then I chant regularly. I am
feeling more and happier by chanting the maha mantra. I have made many sins. After
reading your books, I made up my mind, from teachings nothing is greater than doing
service to Lord Krishna. I want to be at Krishna’s feet always. But when I think of the sins
I have made, I doubt if I will get that position. But still, I have hopes on Purushottama
that He will hear my humble prayers and show me the way to reach Him easily.
Then, when I was more confused how to accept you as guru, on the same night while I
was chanting Hare Krishna maha mantra, my sister who was also chanting, called me to
tell something from Bhagavad-gita and explained me the importance of accepting Guru
from verse-“tad viddhi pranipatena”. Then I realized that Krishna has listened and accepted
my prayer and my confusion went away. Again, when my sister went to Jagannatha Puri, I
was praying Jagannata to show His mercy on me by giving his darshan to me. As I prayed,
Jagannatha came in the form of a picture and I felt very happy that the Lord accepted my
prayers. I feel that by chanting His Holy name my sins will reduce soon and lead me to
Lord Hari. Soon after few days I started Narasimha mantra. On that night, the Almighty
Lord came in my dreams in the form of half-standing with Hiranyakasipu on his lap. I felt
really happy I will get Krishna’s feet without fail to do service. When I think something
about the Lord, same day or the very next day I will get some information about the
Almighty in one or the other form. After my sister’s telling me to accept you as my guru
still I will improve in this serving Krishna that shows me that Lord Hari is telling me
through her to accept you as my guru to come forward in doing service to Lord Krsna.
There is so much in my mind that I don’t know to put in words.
In loving service to Lord Krishna,
Sathyanarayana R
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Hare Krishna Prabhu,
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
First of all I would like to thank all Prabhus with deep gratitude and humility for giving
me the opportunity to glorify the spiritual master. Wandering in this material world for a
long time and suffering from material anxieties I was always curious to know why one
goes through all these sufferings even if no one desires it. Remaining in the false and
mundane platform of material world governed by the three modes of material nature I was
completely bewildered, perplexed and confused about the purpose of life and the cause of
miseries. At that time I came in contact with ISKCON and some causeless mercy of Srila
Prabhupada was bestowed on a person like me devoid of any background or qualification
in the matter of spirituality and yet I could take up Krishna Consciousness the most subtle
and sublime process of devotion. He actually opened my darkened eyes of ignorance and
filled my heart with transcendental knowledge. By taking up the process recommended by
Srila Prabhupada like chanting the holy names of the lord, eating the remnants food
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offered to Krishna, Prasadam and participating in the kirtana I first time experienced what
transcendental bliss is all about. I offer my respectful obeisance unto the lotus feet of such
a spiritual master, who is an ocean of auspicious qualities. I can only pray at the lotus feet
of the supreme personality of godhead that may the fame of the spiritual master be spread
all over three worlds.
Satyabrata Jena, FOLK Blr
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Om agyaan timirandhasya gyanananjana shalaakya
Chaksur unmilitam yena tasmayi shri guruve namah
Dear Srila Prabhupada
It is very bewildering, how fast this one more year has passed and I have something to
look back at and understand my position. With great fortune I could remain in your
service for one more year. But, far from the expectations you have from me. As I
remember, you gave me various kinds of experiences to learn and understand devotional
service. My efforts and appreciation for each opportunity to improve was not to the mark.
Still everything is useful as this relation dosen’t depend on results but on efforts. I regret
and request you to make me more capable for your service and your satisfaction. My
illusioned state is such that I don’t even pray for your mercy and try to accomplish things
on my own fake abilities. When I will, every second, pray for your mercy consciously and
take shelter of only you for anything. This all remains for me, as if at the starting state. Its
difficult to remember any pleasing service I did, but only a chain of faults.
Hope this fallen soul will be forgiven by you and will further receive your causeless mercy.
Please use this insignificant soul as a tiny element in your mission somewhere in some
place for service of Lord Chaitanya.
Always thanking you.
Your servant
Satya Vrata Das, Jaipur
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Hare Krsna Prabhupadji,
First of all I am very much thankful to you for your mercy upon me. I was very much
depressed, ignorant before I came to ISKCON, but when I heard your instructions,
lectures on Bhagwat Geeta, Bhagwatam gradually I realized why I am suffering so much in
this material world. But due of my past bad habits I could not change myself very fast. But
due to living in Folk hostel, associating with devotees, chanting the holy name, honouring
prasadam, rising early helped me getting rid of my past bad habits. I have developed my
faith in God (Krsna).
Prabhupadji I am very much sorry that I am not following your instructions very strictly
but I am trying my best to follow it. Please give me strength to follow Krsna
Consciousness sincerely and strictly.
Your Servant
Saurabh Gupta, Jaipur
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
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Please accept my fallen obeisance at your; lotus feet. I am very much happy to be in this
ISKCON movement, whatever you have created, an opportunity to serve Krishna in this
movement is a great benediction for all the fallen souls of this material world. I must
consider myself one of those fallen souls. You always give the example of sun; sun is open
to everyone, it gives heat and light to everyone and sun shine enters in everybody’s house,
doors and windows but the person who does not want to receive the sunshine willfully, if
he closes his doors and windows, he is going to remain in darkness, the darkness is not
created by the sun, it is created by the person who is willfully avoiding the sun. In the
same way, I am so fallen that there are ample of opportunities to serve Krishna and
advance in spiritual life but I am not able to take it seriously and day by day I feel myself
going away from these rules and regulations and it is not that I am doing it willfully, but it
is due to circumstances and influence of external energy of Krishna’s Maya. So, I beg at
your lotus feet Srila Prabhupada to make me advance in Krishna Consciousness and also
to spread your movement in my ability. So, please bless me. There is a Vaishnava song
which says,” Oh Vaishnava thakura tomara kukura”, just like a dog is humble to serve his
master, I just want to be one of the humble dogs to serve his master, as all the vaishnavas
are my masters. Please bless me to remain as a dog at the lotus feet of all vaishnavas.
Your humble servant
Shachi Nandan Dasa, ISKCON, Bangalore
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Dear & Respectful,
Srila Prabhupada,
I Offer my respectful obeisance to our spiritual master A.C. Bhaktivendta Srila
Prabhupada.
You have inspired us to be into KRISHNA Consciousness,to know that we are part n
parcel of Lord Krishna,I came into this movement with the help of my friend’s Husband,
gradually we started attending the Sunday classes which teaches us the spirituality, and
about you.
Day after day our faith started increasing that You & Lord Krishna is with us at every
moment to guide and presently we are surrounded with your devotees who are very
supportive and helping us to reach our Mission Krishna Conciseness, now we are firm and
trying to surrender ourselves unto you.
We are also on path to spread the awareness of KRISHNA Conciseness among all are
relatives and friends.
Your books are very enriching and spiritual which directs us towards spiritualism,I liked
your books.such as “”Science of self realization and “KRISHNA”.Though I read very little
but are really very magical and eye opener into the spiritual world.
We are also gradually moving from the material world to spiritual world to surrender
ourselves unto your lotus feet.
Once again sincere thanks for your books and enriching spiritual material for KRISHNA
CONSCIOUNESS.
Dear Prabhu give us that vigor & strength to serve KRISHNA and you every moment, and
to make this world a spiritual place where we can only Chant.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare
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Your Daughter & Servant
Shalini, Jaipur
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Dear Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to my eternal father Srila Prabhupada. On this auspicious day of Vyasa-Puja, I
wish to share impact of your "VANI" in my life. Before I came in contact with you, I was
there in complete darkness. I was completely misguided by the modern
materialistic philosophy. My mind was filled with so many mundane philosophies that I
couldn't follow any philosophy. Many questions were arising in mind but i couldn't get
any accurate answers for my questions. Those books were teaching Atheism. Even those
books became successful in changing my mind. My mind started to become adjusted to
those philosophies. I started opposing deity worship. But when I came in contact with
your 'VANI', my life completely got changed. Whenever I read the books written by
Prabhupada, I felt that Prabhupada is scolding me. They very nicely defeated my atheism
in such a way that I started supporting all those aspects which I used to oppose before
unknowingly though few of them were genuine. Now by the grace of Prabhupada I am
trying to become fixed up in Krishna Conscious philosophy which has been presented by
Prabhupada in such a way that even a common man can take to this Krishna Conscious
life style.
Thanks to Prabhupada who is showing me the right path and goal of my life.
Always seeking shelter at the Lotus feet of Prabhupada.
Your servant,
Shailendra, Hubli Folk Student
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All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I am so satisfied in serving your mission-the mission of Lord Caitanya. Please give me
your blessings so that I can continue to serve your mission eternally.
I got the opportunity to serve the Deities by being in the Pujari Department. Lord
Caitanya Mahaprabhu said that this is one of the most important aspects of devotional
service. Prahalada Maharaja also recommends this process. It is also said that the spiritual
master’s duty is to engage the disciples in the process of deity Worship, by decorating and
dressing the deities, the arca incarnation of the Lord. By performing Deity Worship we
can over come the illusory beauty of the material world. So I am satisfied to engage in
Deity Worship. As the part of the body serves the whole, if we serve the Lord we
automatically get satisfaction. I can only desire to serve the lord. I am completely under
the control of the modes of material nature and hence helpless. Please help me in serving
the lord.
The path of self realization is undoubtedly difficult. The Lord Himself advises to approach
a bona fide spiritual master. Therefore, I am completely surrendering unto you.
Unless your causeless mercy is there no one can cross the nescience of material existence
by their own endeavor. So I am only depending on your causeless mercy. Prabhupada, you
are my only hope to cross the miseries of the material existence.
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My only wish is to serve you eternally and follow your instructions without deviation. By
following your footsteps I can become successful in every respect. But I am so fallen that
knowingly or unknowingly I am committing so many offenses. Please forgive me for all
my offenses and save me from the clutches of maya.
Always seeking your guidance and blessings,
Your insignificant servant,
Shatrugna Dasa
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
On this very auspicious day, by paying my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet, I
would like to offer my homage unto you.
Srila Prabhupada, you are our beloved spiritual master, who established the International
Society for Krishna Consciousness around the world and has left behind one of the most
memorable and spectacular gift for all of us – ISKCON movement & your books. You
endured so much of pain and hardship in your life without a complaint. You are such a
magnanimous Spiritual Master for all of us. Your devotion to the Supreme Lord was no
bound. This was exhibited by you personally when you were physically present on this
planet. During the last ten years of your life, inspite of advanced age, you circled the globe
14 times untiringly in distributing Krishna Consciousness. Inspite of your vigorous
schedule, you continued to write prolifically. Your writings constitute a veritable library of
vedic philosophy, literature and culture. Inspite of your disturbing health conditions, you
took so much pain to convey to the whole world the real knowledge and by leading us to
the right track of life in this Kali Yuga.
What do we think is the reason you underwent so many difficulties to spread Krishna
Consciousness all over? You could have just sat at home, kept the knowledge for yourself
and alone would have enjoyed the life with satisfaction.
Therefore, I understand that you are one of the greatest messengers of God in this Kali
Yuga who had come down to this Earth to kindle the heart of uneducated and fallen souls
with Krishna consciousness. Indeed, I am very much indebted to you, Srila Prabhupada,
for establishing this Krishna consciousness movement through which you are educating
all of us with the bonafide knowledge that helps us to understand the ultimate goal of life
and for blessing all of us with this wonderful fortune.
I always ennoble you, Srila Prabhupada, because I have had such a wonderful experience
in my very own life. The first time when I went to ISKCON and spotted Srila Prabhupad’s
deity and heard about your miraculous achievements in Krishna Consciousness
Movement, I was very much impressed. Hence, I started coming to ISKCON regularly and
started associating with devotees where they guided me to read some of your books.
When I did started reading your books, they greatly inspired me and gave me the
information about my True Loving Father Krishna, whom I eternally belong to. As days
passed by, there were tremendous changes in my life which allowed me to be more
Krishna conscious. Thus from that very day onwards, I have taken up Krishna
Consciousness sincerely and I have dedicated my life to it. Ultimately, all this credit goes
to you, dear Prabhupada, who enlightened me through your books and showed me the
right path which fulfills the ultimate goal of life.
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Thus, in this way you have inspired many millions of people around the world who have
changed their way of lifestyle to lead a pure Krishna conscious life and made the world an
enlivened place to reside in.
Therefore, thank you so much Srila Prabhupada for spreading Krishna consciousness and
guiding us to lead the correct path of life in this Kali Yuga. Finally, thank you so much,
our beloved spiritual master for giving us all a spiritual and a well protected home
ISKCON!!!.
In this dark age of pervasive hypocrisy and cynicism, it is indeed absolutely impossible to
find a rare model like Srila Prabhupada.
JAI SRILA PRABHUPADA.
Your servant,
Shobhitha
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namo om vishnupadaya krishna preshtaya bhutale srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine
namaste saraswatedeve gauravani pracharine nirvishesha shunyavadi pashchatya desha tarine
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance at the dust of your lotus feet.
Srila Prabhupada, it is said that all of us have father and mother but only few have
spiritual master. By him only one can get the real knowledge which one should get in the
human form of life. By that knowledge, one can come to know whom he is? What is the
Absolute Truth? What is the ultimate goal of his human birth? By understanding the real
knowledge, he should decide what his action is supposed to be? By doing such activities,
he achieves perfection.
Srila Prabhupada, it is because of your causeless mercy, I come in touch with your mission
about 2.5 years before and by constant association of yours and practice of your teachings
through you and your representatives, many of my inquiries about my identity are cleared
and in this human form serving the Supreme Lord- Krishna is the ultimate goal is reveled
to me.
Based on that, Srila Prabhupada by your mercy and Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s causeless
mercy about a year back I got the opportunity to join as a full time devotee in your
homage to serve the Supreme Lord. After joining, there were many sufferings I had
undergone from the side of my parents, friends, relatives, people from my home town
which is only a mere thing according to the calculation of my past sinful activities in the
material existence for millions of lives.
Srila Prabhupada, one thing I had understands that “Devotional service is not a matter of
sentimental speculation or imaginative ecstasy but a practical activity”. For each and every
kind of dangers, your words and association with your disciples saved me from not getting
much affected. Srila Prabhupada, I am begging unto Your Lotus Feet to kindly provide me
knowledge to accept the teachings of yours in all situations to improve my spiritual
consciousness, so that I should thoroughly be practiced to serve the Supreme Lord Krsna
with in this Life.
Your Humble Servant
Shravana Mangala Dasa
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
First of all accept the humble obeisance’s from this fallen soul unto your Lotus Feet on
this auspicious day of Vyasa Puja.
Dear Prabhupada “ISKCON is your body. If someone harms this by any means they are
giving pain to you. If someone helps in some means he is serving your body”. Accordingly
bless me to serve your body without giving least pain to any Vaishnava.
Dear Prabhupada I don’t have any demands, why? Because as a mother you are fulfilling
children’s needs without asking. As a handicapped child, please take charge of me and
guide me.
Though I am not qualified, still by your causeless mercy you have provided an
opportunity to serve you [may be the least person]
Dear Prabhupada, I feel unfortunate that I have less service now, please load me with
maximum service so that I should never feel free time.
Hare Krishna, Jai Srila Prabhupada,
Yours Servant of Servant……………..Servant,
Smt. Shanthi Rajan
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I offer my respectful obeisance’s unto his Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupada
O my dear Guru Deva, you are unlimited and perfect but even you have given me the
opportunity to describe you. Though I am imperfect and limited this shows your
unlimited mercy up on me. Thank you Prabhupada.
Before I came to you I was just like a blind frog which was fallen inside a deep (dark) well
and was dreaming that this darkness gives me pleasure and was thinking that this
darkness is my life but then you came to my life as Chintamani stone whose rays are as
bright as thousands of Sun and brought me out of that dark well and gave me the eyes to
see this world as it is. Thank you my dear Guru Deva.
Chintamani never distinguishes whether iron stone or even soil is in contact with it but it
converts every thing into Gold. In the same way you convert every one who comes to you
as devotees though we are imperfect. This shows your unlimited mercy towards us.
Though I don’t have any power and right to utter Krishna’s name, due to my
imperfectness, you have given me the opportunity to say his name. Thanks a lot my dear
Guru Deva.
You are the only one who can take me out of this material world which is just like a vast
ocean. I am begging you to please help me to get out of this world Prabhupada, by your
mercy you can convert this vast ocean to a Puddle. Please help me Guru Deva.
My dear Guru Deva, how can I describe your help to me its impossible to describe with
this limited tongue using this limited words, but by your mercy you have given me the
power to describe you. Thanks my dear Guru Deva. Thanks a lot.
HARI BOL
Sneha M L
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Nama Om Vishnu Padaya Krishna Preshtaya Bhutale
Srimate Bhakti Vedanta Swamin Iti Namine
Namaste Saraswate Deve Gaura Vani Pracharine
Nirvishesha Shunya Vadi Pashchyatya Desha Tarine
Jaya Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu Nityananda
Sri Advaita Gadhadhara Srivasadi Gaura Bhakta Vrnda
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance at your lotus feet,
I never dreamt that I would come in touch with your movement.
But, Ever since I started chanting the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra,
I noticed some positive transformations in my life.
I thought that I must have done something great, and some how the Lord is pleased with
me and all these positive changes are happening, I started thinking that I must be some
great devotee of the lord.
But gradually as I started chanting 16 rounds and started to read your books, I began to
realize that I actually in no angle deserve all these positive changes, but only by your
causeless mercy that all this is happening.
I was able to notice that a person, who was like a nasty beast, is slowly getting
transformed into a human being.
I actually found that, Krishna Consciousness, is a new way of life, and now I am
convinced that Krishna Consciousness is in fact the solution to all the Problems in my life.
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I am greatly indebted to you for bestowing upon me this great boon of Krishna
Consciousness, which is a universal solution to all problems.
I can’t in any way pay back for your causeless mercy upon me.
If at all I can lead my life in a way that would please you, I would consider it to be the
success of my life.
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please give me the strength to follow your instructions.
If at all I can depend on anything, it is only your causeless mercy.
Please bestow your mercy upon me.
-insignificant beggar of your mercy,
Shyamsundar, Mysore
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My dear Srila Prabhupada,
Continuing my another shameful year in Krishna Consciousness with lackluster
improvement either in surrender or seva, I beg you to save me once again, as you saved
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me by bringing from the illusory world to Krishna Consciousness. Prabhupada, during the
last 1 year, I have been searching for job for some time and then got a job once again by
your mercy. But I can clearly say that I was the least dependent on you and your Radha
Krishna- Chandra in all circumstances. My so-called services, which I used to render
earlier, now and then, have completely gone for a toss. My reading of your books has also
gone down drastically. This is all due to my insincerity, lack of seriousness in pleasing
you, and increase of interest in the illusory world again and again. You and Your dear
Lordships have been trying to saving me every moment, but I am, as impudent and
rebellious I was from the beginning, in accepting your authority.
There are many times of me not completing the rounds, sleeping over and above
compared even to a karmi, engaging in unnecessary talks, escaping service opportunities,
etc… which would certainly have not pleased you in any way. Also, recently, in a
pilgrimage trip to dham, which I went alone, I discovered that am so bad in Bhakti. This
has rocked my previous assumptions of my own self. This is a shame on me. You know
about me than myself. You also know what is good and bad for me. So, on this occasion,
rather than offering you something, I just beg you to not let me go out of your care and
control. I do not know how to surrender, but instruct me about this. I do not know how
to be sincere, but teach me this.
Also, there have been quite a many occasions during the past 1 year, I have discussed,
argued and participated in the bogus guru conversations. I am sure that I would have
offended many of your students, while trying to defend your unique position. Please
punish me for these offences. I am just trying to put you under the topmost authority, but
I am not such a powerful person. According my capability, I am trying. Please rectify me
and also give the intelligence to serve your better and better, without expecting any honor
and fame.
Also, Srila Prabhupada, regarding my personal life, please help me in taking a proper
decision in my method and way of continuation of spiritual life ahead. I am very much
unable to come to a proper decision considering the various factors associated to them.
You know about this well.
I actually do not know how to glorify you, so I just beg to provide me more opportunities
to rectify myself, improve myself and engage more and more in understanding your
instructions and executing them with transparency….
Please use me the way you like, but also give the strength to withstand it, and the
intelligence to understand and realize it.
Unfit student of yours…
Srinivas Kumar M
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My dear spiritual master Srila Prabhupada, on this auspicious day of Your Divine
appearance I pay my humble obeisances onto Your lotus feet. You are the ocean of Mercy
for fallen souls. Please bestow your special mercy on all your disciples.
AGTSP
Srinivas
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Dear Gurudev,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
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A great day in August 2008, I attended the Yoga retreat program and came to know about
you. I am regularly attending the satsang classes, where one gets the spiritual knowledge
by your guidance. Now I am realized what is the material world and what is the real truth.
Chanting gives me pleasure. By doing so, I feel Krishna’s presence everywhere.
Janmashtami festival celebrations are very gorgeous in your movement, which is awesome
and is rare in the material world.
From satsang classes, I came to know that the links of science with Bhagavad Gita and
Lord Krishna. Some of the proofs are: 1) spacecrafts to moon by the Americans, 2) the
case of Bermuda triangle where planes and ships get lost.
I also understood from the satsang classes that 1) material world is full of Maya and only
through chanting & Krishna Consciousness, one gets liberated, 2) the artificial beauty is
like screen, 3) anger is our real enemy, 4) gambling, illicit sex, etc are Maya’s tricks.
Gurudev, please guide me to follow the right path given by you.
Your servant,
Sri Biswajit Bhanja, Puri, Orissa
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‘Vyasa Puja offering to my Beloved Guru’
Hare Krishna, PAMHO AGTSP
Dear Prabhupada, all glories to your.
On this very auspicious day, I beg to offer my humble obeisances to my most loving
spiritual master.
I think I have met your goodness by the will of providence just so that we may accept you
as captain of the ship for those we desire to cross the difficult ocean of Kali [S.B. 1.1.23]
You are the eternal captain of the Lotus Ship of the Lord Caitanya’s mercy. We are so
fortunate that you picked us (me) up from the ocean of Maya and gave us shelter aboard
your ship. The ship named “ISKCON”. You have given us a fantastic movement for self
realization with your Vani; teachings etc. are always there to help us weather the various
storms of Maya.
In Srimad Bhagavatam it is said that a person should take a dust of the feet of Guru upon
his hand, if not he is certainly a dead body.
Unless one receives the mercy of spiritual master, his existence in this material world,
which is considered as a blazing fire can be extinguished only by the mercy of pure
devotee, who brings mercy of the Lord, just like clouds bring water to the land.
Prabhupada, you being my spiritual master (Guru), coming from disciplic succession from
Lord Chaitanya, has bought immense mercy to deliver the fallen souls, especially me.
Prabhupada, I don’t have any spiritual strength or any understanding. Even I am not
qualified to do so. But I thing that is my duty or my own purification and make me to
completely depend on you and Krishna and by your mercy I think I can contribute to
your mission.
By the mercy of Guru, a dumb man can speak and a lame man can cross a mountain.
Again to man the life boats and life savers, again pulling aboard drowning souls and again
we saw you as our eternal captain and dear-most friend. Again sacred service you gave.
Again in loud voices we sing. Jai Srila Prabhupada, Jai Gurudev, all glories unto you, all
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glories unto your Lotus Feet.
All glories to Guru and Gauranga,
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Thank you for giving me this service, I am always glad to you.
Your Servant
Sri Jaisimha
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Respected Srila Prabhupada,
I offer my respectful obeisance’s at your Lotus Feet. I sincerely express my
deep thanks and deep gratitude for establishing the greatest benefit to
humanity – ISKCON.
I was extremely unhappy in life until I met your pure devotee at Mysore and just by
listening once Hare Krishna Mantra – I immediately got convinced that this is the only
Mantra which will take me to Krishna’s Lotus Feet soon. I beg you with sincerity and
humility to give me your unlimited and infinite causeless mercy, grace blessings and
sympathy, so that I can progress in devotional service. Human life is the precious vehicle
offered by God only for purpose of reaching God. I pray at your Lotus Feet – please show
your divine mercy on all fallen souls to follow 4 regulative principles and chant 16 rounds
Mantra and surrender at your feet. Please kindly pardon and excuse me of all sins,
offences and mistakes committed at your Lotus Feet and please eternally accept me as
your humble servant.
With true humble obeisance’s at your Lotus Feet,
Sri Praveen Kumar D
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Hare Krishna,
From the harsh words Prabhupada speaks in scolding materialists, I never liked him from
the very beginning. Still he dint throw me out from the association of devotees and chance
of eating prasadam daily that comes to doorstep. His causeless mercy is fully showered on
me...!!! Later slowly I could understand the truth and reality in acharya words..!!! Can do
nothing but feeling sorry for my earlier opinion...!!! Trying to bring the desires from
outside world to this eternal world of Krishna consciousness..!!!
Hopefully one day I will be able to render some service to his universal mission...!!!
Jagadguru Srila Prabhupada ki Jai....!
Savior of the world Prabhupada ki Jai...!!
Subbu
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nama om visnu –padaya krishna presthaya bhu-tale
srImate bhaktivedanta svamin iti namine
namastey sarasvate deve gaura vani pracarine
nirvisesa soonyavadi pascatya desa tarine
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I am now currently serving your mission at Ahmedabad. Few months ago I went through
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a phase of tribulations. During those times I found peace only in kirtan and in
remembering you and Lord Krishna. May Sri Sri Radha Vrindavan Chandra forgive me for
my misdeeds and may His devotees guide me and forgive me. I often used to wonder in
Vrindavan that many devotees rush to Bankey Bihariji but they don’t stop by to have
darshan of Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra. Many don’t even realize that there is a temple.
Some think it is a factory, plant or a restricted area. Outwardly people get attracted to the
wide, spacious green lawns of our temple. Those who enter the temple get wonderstruck
by seeing the beauty of Sri Sri Radha Vrindavan Chandra and visit again and again.
Whenever we happen to meet them they recall “Chandra Mandir”, “Akshayapatra”. Few
years ago during deity installation a FOLK student had asked a devotee: “Prabhu it’s only
us here but there are no Vrajavasis” and the devotee replied “they will also come once you
join temple.” All the paradises that you have gifted us will flourish more and more if more
devotees render service to Lord there. Please bless us with more devotees, good
understanding, good sadhana, good administration, optimum resource utilization, proper
control over things, less offenses, timely completion of projects and proper expansion.
My consciousness kept on falling down because of lack of proper sadhana. And many mad
elephants entered in my spiritual life. I often used to miss Bhagavatam classes, kirtan,
during my turn of seva counter in Vrindavan, because if I did not generate ample contacts,
for the next 3 weeks I would not be productive. Result, I was less respectful towards
everyone. Visitors would start coming as early as by 07:00am during winter and during
summer the number of visitors would drastically reduce because of exams and scorching
heat. Change is good. I was very seriously spiritually ill hence mercifully you took me to
your intensive care unit in Bangalore. You carried me like a kitten. Once I had recovered,
you sent me to Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad is a very prospective place for spreading KC. People are very pious. Everyone
addresses each other “Jay Sri Krishna”. Jaganath Ratha Yatra is a major city festival, On
Ratha Yatra day series of lorries pass by, displaying boards, distributing toffees, lozenges,
cooked food, juices…. half dressed body builders display muscle power and indulge
mock-fights, folk arts but people anxiously wait to have darshan of Lord Jaganath.
Whenever I go for padayatra in Vatva, Naroda industrial areas, I see Tulasi Maharani quite
often, though uncared she grows below transformers, on the roadsides on the edges of
pathways she grows more profusely than even weeds here. I find in me growing interest in
reading Srimad Bhagavatam and more systematically studying Bhagavad-gita As It Is. By
your grace I, for the 1
st
time facilitated the presentation on “Healthy living and food
habits”. A different harmony prevails in ashram here. Your mercy flows through your
sincere disciples. And they saved me again.
Please keep me in your service forever………
Yours
Suchandra Gaura Dasa, HKM, Ahmedabad
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at you lotus feet.
This is a most auspicious day for all of living beings in this world. What can be more
auspicious than this in the world of darkness - Appearance of a pure devotee of Lord
Krishna the best well wisher of all living beings.
Srila Prabhupada, it is said that it is difficult to describe the glories of the Supreme Lord
fully, even if one is able to count the number of atoms in this universe even by Lord
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Sankarshana. Similarly your glories are also unlimited and how can a fallen soul like me
describe any glories about a pure devotee like you.
Srila Prabhupada, you have appeared on earth out of your causeless mercy to deliver the
fallen souls. You are constantly engaged in serving the Supreme Lord Krishna without any
break. You are transcendental and therefore you don't care for any material conditions like
day or night, summer or winter, happiness or distress, India or America, Heaven or Hell,
Hut or Palace. You are constantly engaged in spreading the message and glories of the
Lord. You have given a clear understanding of our self, and our relation with the supreme
Lord. The process of Krishna consciousness taught by you is simple enjoyable and most
sublime, any one of all age groups and gender can practice it.
Srila Prabhupada, After coming in touch with you, either through your books, Temples,
Bhajans or your disciples, anyone in search of the Absolute Truth becomes enlightened.
This is your causeless mercy. But the most unfortunate thing is that people of Kali yuga
are most fallen and are not eager to learn about the Absolute Truth. You are carrying the
order of Lord Chaitanya and are flooding the whole world with Krishna consciousness.
Programs like Akshaya Patra is attracting Politicians, Public and Private sectors, Bankers,
Business men, School teachers, workers and laborers, and devotees. Programs like Culture
camp, Dasara camp, Krishna contest, Gita quiz are attracting many children towards
Krishna. Programs like Secrets of Success, Yoga Retreat, Focus and Art of Mind control is
attracting the younger generation. This shows that you have innumerable plans to flood
the whole world with Krishna consciousness even though you are not physically present
in this world. You are acting through your sincere disciples.
Srila Prabhupada, you have delivered the complete knowledge of God – Lord Krishna to
this world. You have given us practical guidance on how to live an enjoyable life and still
make steady progress in life to achieve the ultimate end – Love of God. You have
unshakable faith in the Lord Krishna and you are implanting this faith is all the devotees
who are sincere in their attempts to follow you. I am sure, if any one sticks to the simple
principles given by you, one is sure to achieve the ultimate success of life – Going back
home back to Godhead and engage in Loving devotional service of Lord Krishna. I beg
you to kindly bestow your mercy be on me so that I may be of some use in your great
preaching mission of the Lord.
Srila Prabhupada, my mind is very flickering and am prone to attack of Maya again and
again. The only solace for me is the nectarine words from your lips in the form of
Bhaktivedanta purports, the Temple programs and association with your devotees. May
your mercy always be on me. I am very weak, I need your help and guidance to make
progress in spiritual life. You are my eternal father. You never fail in care and affection
towards your eternal children. Please bestow your mercy, love, care, guidance and
affection on me so that I may be fit to serve a Spiritual master, father, friend and guide like
you.
Aspiring to remain an eternal servant at your lotus feet.
Shukadevadasa, Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON, Bangalore
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I would have wasted this precious human life If I did not come to Krishna Consciousness
and whatever clarity that I have got about human life is all only because of Srila
Prabhupada. And I hope with his mercy my intense desire to serve Srila Prabhupada’s and
Lord Chaitanya’s mission would be fulfilled.
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
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Senthil Murugan
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Nama om vishnu-padaya Krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale Srimate
bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine nirvisesha-
sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
cakshur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gaurave namah
On the occasion of your Vyasa-Puja, the day of your blessed appearance in this world, this
is my humble offering. Prabhupada because of you only I am chanting Hare Krishna Maha
Mantra. It is by Krishna mercy and your mercy I am in touch with Krishna Consciousness
people. But Few days after getting the job I was not able to do chanting properly so please
help me in this. Job is very important at the same time Krishna Consciousness is more
important than my job. And I am not able to control my mind and you know my
problems better than me Prabhupada, Please Help in this where I can Chant HARE
KRISHNA Maha Mantra properly and help me in engaging in Krishna Consciousness.
Definitely In few days I will engage myself more in Krishna Consciousness better than
Now, So I need your mercy for that, and Please Prabhupada whenever my minds thinks
bad I am relating to myself and whatever I am thinking its all lie I know its not me
Prabhupada so please whenever those things come please help me to come out of those
problems. I always wanted to be with You as well as My Friend Lord Krishna. I wish to
stay always at your lotus feet. It’s because of you I got the Job in such a big Company
Which I never excepted. Prabhupada currently I am not in touch with any of the prabhus
but whenever Ananda Krishna prabhu called I was not able meet him. Prabhupada u
Know the reason. Definitely I will meet them. Without you we are all zero in Krishna
Consciousness thanks for bringing beggars like us to Krishna consciousness & after
coming to Krishna Consciousness we are trying to lead pure spiritual Life. Thanks
Prabhupada please protect us from anti social elements and please don’t allow us to go out
of Krishna Consciousness because we are all children of you. You have all rights to do
whatever you want which makes us to stay in Krishna Consciousness, Prabhupada one
more big request Poor people like me and so many they should come to the Krishna
Consciousness and they should become rich in spiritual activities. Krishna and You
should give basic necessities to them and our ISKCON is facing so many Problems from
anti social activities all things should be stopped. Please help us in all aspects which make
us to Progress in KC Krishna Consciousness. Whatever I have its all given by Krishna and
You. I always want to be at your lotus feet. Help ME I NEED YOUR MERCY.
Shaju mpban
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Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisance at your lotus feet.
In spite of my casual attitude you have kept me in your service.I would like to thank you
for giving me shelter of your lotus feet.
Many a times I have wondered how someone could influence us so much without being
personally present. You made me then understand the meaning of Spiritual Master. You
made me understand that in the absence of your physical presence serving your
instructions is more important. In spite of you giving me the understanding I have been
lax in following your instructions. Please pardon me for the same.
Last year the situations were tough but since because of my good fortune I was under the
shelter of your lotus feet I could tide over them easily. Past incidences also made me learn
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that ultimately we need to have your blessings and thereby their Lordships Radha Krishna
Chandra will be on our side.
This place many a times is full of chaos, issues & problems but ONE PERSON keeps us
going and that is YOU PRABHUPADA
Every time when I try to solve a complex problem with my tiny brain and I fail, I have just
left it to you and every time you have solved the same. I felt so happy with the feeling of
being under your supreme protection.
In the last one year there have been few instances when the going was very tough and the
outside world looked lucrative and promising but somehow you made me resolve again
and again that your institution is the place to be in. I pray to your lotus feet for keeping
me in your service.
Prabhupada, there are many professionals who have left Akshaya Patra Marketing and
there is a temporary crisis. But I am very confident that since Akshaya Patra is your
organization nothing can go wrong. We need to just depend on you and keep going.
I pray at your lotus feet to bless ISKCON Bangalore with more leaders like MPP & CPP,
who don’t have ambitions to become spiritual masters, who will depend on your mercy
come what may irrespective of criticisms and humiliating attacks and who will jointly take
this organization to greater heights.
When I used to hear or read Vyasa Puja offerings of Vaishnavas I used to think why they
call themselves as fallen souls. It took me 14 years to understand how fallen I am.
It also gives me great pleasure that though I am a fallen soul, I am a fortunate fallen soul
as you have given me shelter of your lotus feet in your organization which is striving to
restore your supreme position in ISKCON.
Your servant
Shridhar Venkat
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
This is again an attempt to glorify you and to express my gratitude to you for all your
mercy. During the course of the last year, I have been storing every revelation of your
mercy in my memory so that I would be able to write them in my offering to you.
However, as I try to write them all now, I am at a loss for words and I am unable to
express my thoughts properly.
But I am well aware that you know what is in my mind and this knowledge encourages me
to try and express as much as possible. Kindly accept this offering though it is an
inadequate result of my efforts.
I often compare my past hectic & frustrating Ugrakarma days with my present happy days
and wonder what would have been my life if I had not come in touch with your Krishna
Consciousness movement. It is very frightening to even imagine a different lifestyle. I stop
thinking further, feeling grateful to all the devotees who are preaching about you and
encouraging everyone to chant 16 rounds of Hare Krishna Mahamantra, to read your
books and to take your shelter. I owe my present happiness to them and to my family for
their support in following this great process.
You are so merciful that you are easily pleased even if we just chant & read your books.
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Although I was chanting daily, I was very poor in reading your books and I would be very
disappointed with myself that I am not even doing this service which is so pleasing to you.
Now, due to your blessings, I am able to read your books in a steady pace since last one
year. During one such reading session, I read the following sentence in your purport to
SB- 2.9.43 –
“Without becoming a gosvami one can become neither a disciple nor a spiritual master” and I
was completely shaken by it. Although I always felt superficially that I am not qualified to
be your disciple, this purport made me understand the true extent of my disqualification
and the extent your greatness. The chanting of the words “Our Spiritual Master is the
Ocean of Mercy, the friend of the poor and the Lord & Master of the Devotees” is no longer
mechanical. They come with a lot of heartfelt gratitude and I thank you for giving me this
understanding.
Another eye opener about my qualification for service came after I started deity worship at
home. I got inspired after seeing the deity worship happening very nicely in a devotee
family’s home and I also started worshipping the deities of Lord Jagannatha, Lord
Baladeva & Subhadra devi at home. Later I learnt from a devotee about the
recommendation that one must be initiated to engage in deity worship. I became very
much disturbed because I am not formally initiated and am unsure whether I can
continue in this service. Nevertheless, I am taking guidance from devotees and continuing
to worship the deities, being always conscious that I am not authorized for this service
and I may be committing several offenses in my ignorance. My only hope is that I will be
forgiven for all my offenses by You - my spiritual master.
By your mercy, our family got the opportunity to participate in the grand Ratha Yatra
festival at Jagannathpuri. We were very fortunate to get close darshan of Lord Jagannatha
several times during our stay inspite of the huge crowds. It was surely because of your
blessings alone that we could get such a special experience and I pray that we will
continue to receive your blessings always.
I am unable to say anything more apart from the fact that day-to-day life which was
miserable earlier is now transformed into a celebration after I started following this
beautiful process given by you.
You are always showering your mercy on me but it is my own weaknesses like offending
devotees & inattentive chanting that are obstacles in my spiritual path. You know my
weaknesses better than me. Please help me overcome them and please make me strong in
my sadhana.
Srila Prabhupada, as always, my humble prayer to You on this auspicious occasion, please
keep me dependent on you always and keep me engaged in your eternal services. I beg
your forgiveness for all the offenses that I have committed knowingly and unknowingly to
you and your disciples.
Depending on you,
Sindhuja
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“Jai Srila Prabhupada,
At the time of writing this humble offering of mine I have just completed 2 years of
service in temple. I am very fortunate that you have shown your unlimited mercy on this
wretched soul which was always offensive and proud in its small achievements. Owing to
your mercy I am able to get a chance to serve your most intimate devotees, I was given a
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chance to serve them so much that almost every alternative day or so I get a chance to
interact with your senior devotees. This I didn’t even expect when I joined, the reason
being when I came in I came because of the material qualifications I had, which is
generally considered as a disqualification in progressive development in spirituality.
However your mercy was so great that you have made me to survive in this place for two
years, I am really grateful to you for allowing me such an opportunity.
The position given to me is a critical function and hence I would request you to give me
more intelligence to understand as to what you expect from me. I have seen in your
various letters and conversations with your devotees that you expect highest
accountability and transparency, so I again request you to help me understand as to what
you need from me.
As mentioned earlier you were so merciful that you have allowed me to associate with
very senior vaishnavas and this made me understand how great it is to be a senior devotee.
I am so fool, that initially I couldn’t understand what it is to be a senior devotee; I was so
puffed up of being a so called senior FOLK boy. But now with your mercy I could see (to
an extent) what kind of great qualities your devotees are exhibiting. I could see that even
on the judgment day Shri Chanchalapathi prabhu was so undisturbed that he was fully
reviewing my presentation and was suggesting changes and formatting. This baffled me
for I knew how much tension I had. This made me understand as to how disloyal I am to
you and krishna; I couldn’t feel your presence till the time judgment came out. I am so
foolish, but still your mercy allowed me to associate with such great devotees. There are
many such instances which made me feel how great your devotees are.
Having said that, I would also request you to tame my useless mind and I pray that I don’t
commit offenses against the devotees. For my duty needs me to question, so I would
request you to give me enough maturity to ask right questions. Otherwise I feel that this
mad-elephant offence would devour me. I am well educated materially and also proud, as
these are disqualifications in knowing you and your devotees better, I would request again
and again that I be given your fullest mercy.
The events that have unfolded last one year had shown how great your mercy is on ours,
devotees have faced innumerable difficulties, but their faith in and sincerity to you had
resulted in these victories. I wish that I also develop such strong faith in you and your
teachings.
I would also reiterate my request that please make me your humble servant so that I stop
owning up things which I am doing it. Many times I get baffled at the way things have just
gone ahead of my thinking abilities, but even then I still don’t give up this dirty habit of
owning up things. I would also request you to give me enough intelligence to ensure that
none of the devotees would get affected by me or my team’s service (or lack of it). Slowly
devotees are getting inducted into our department, so here also I would request you to
give sufficient intelligence to guide them, for I don’t even guide myself properly.
Finally I try to conclude this letter on one note that in whatever difficult circumstances
may come, I kindly request you please bless me that, I should never forget you & krishna,
as I am very fruitive in nature, so I may forget you.
Trying to be your humble servant
Siva Sudheer
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
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Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
It is again the best time of the year and I would like to thank you endlessly for showing
me that a life in forgetfulness of Krishna is no more than a painful struggle, which
terminates in death, only to start another term of painful struggle.
To be able to even theoretically accept the ordinary life as ordinary is most rare and it is
only by your causeless mercy & compassion that I'm able to do so. I say causeless mercy
because in spite of all my offenses (known & unknown), arrogance & unwillingness, you
have chosen to still guide me, always helping me in making the right decisions. Please
forgive me for my offenses and bad attitude.
By your grace & blessings, my conviction in Krsna Consciousness has always been
unwaveringly on the rise since day-1 and today, I'm convinced that exclusively serving
you in all circumstances is the only goal of life. After a burning experience in an aimless
life, I consider myself most fortunate to have found a final rest in the shade of your lotus
feet.
I humbly pray that you give me the strength to accept your instructions, follow them to
the standards you have set and always act in ways that will positively contribute to your
all-glorious mission. Please engage me in your service life after life.
Your aspiring servant,
Sri Hari
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All glories to Srila Prabhupada, Jai Gurudeva, Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Dear beloved Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance’s unto your lotus feet. All glories to your Divine Grace
My Humble Panamas’ to all the Vaishnava’s. I completely bow at all the Vaishnava’s Feet
with great awe & reverence.
Dear Prabhupada, please accept my small offering at your Lotus Feet.
I was reading first canto of SB recently in which Narada instructs Vyasa about the
importance of writing about supreme personality of godhead and his previous birth secret.
I am surprised to read the conversation between them. I am well versed with most of
conversations and I came across most of conversation from your lecture when I was in
FOLK-2 itself. But I am not in the platform of great soul like Narada or Vyasa. Still I got
this confidential message through you though I am not eligible at all. That shows your
cause less mercy on me
I have expressed my gratitude in words many times in the past for making me and my
family KC persons. As you aware I am trying to follow your instructions dutifully and co-
operate with my fellow god-brothers to my best possible extend to spread the message of
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. I feel I have improved in my chanting, sadhana, attitude and
service at temple when compared to last year because of your mercy
Especially This time I want to contribute more to our organization through my
intelligence. I have been working hard for Preaching is the essence program organized by
FOLK. This has been my dream that I have to contribute to temple through my
intelligence though I am not eligible. I can see that you are helping and guiding me to
develop my preaching skills and skills in drama etc… Because of your mercy, I am
successful in preaching via FOLK Theater. Now I am entering into actual preaching
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Please give me the skills, strength and knowledge to spread your message through various
activities.
Prabhupada, I want to serve you and Krishna rest of my life, somehow please clear off all
my material miseries and make me to surrender to you and Krishna completely. I plead
you for that.
Finally Prabhupada I beg for your forgiveness for knowingly or unknowingly committing
offenses at your Lotus Feet and other god brothers of mine. Please forgive all of us for our
mistakes. And always engage us in your service.
I bow my head again and again at the lotus feet of our Gurudev Srila Prabhupada
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Yours servant (trying to be humble & obedient)
Srinivasan V
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-talerimate
bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine amas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
irvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine II I om ajnana-timirandhasya
jnananjana-salakaya akshur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah
On the occasion of Vyasa Puja, the day of your blessed appearance in this world, I make
the following humble offering :
This is the first time I am making my offering to you Prabhupada, so please forgive me if
there are any mistakes.
A fallen soul like me, having come in touch with you, through your books changed my
life permanently. As you know Prabhupada, I was so confused in my life, caught up in the
material whirlpool and was finding it really difficult to come out of it.
Ever since I started going to the temple (Prabhupada’s ISKCON Bangalore) regularly,
attending the Mangalarti and Darshanatri, associating with the devotees, attending
Bhagavatam Classes, Spritual, Focus and Yoga Retreat programs has definitely helped me
in taking up Krishna Consciousness seriously.
By your mercy, I am now chanting 32 rounds everyday and following the 4 regulative
principles sincerely.
As you know Prabhupada, working in the corporate world, I was finding it very difficult
to balance my Krishna Consciousness and professional life. There were times when I was
finding it really tough to execute my devotional service to Krishna, due to heavy work
pressure and especially on those tiring night shifts (for 3months).
By your special mercy, I was able to come out of it peacefully and continue my devotional
service to You and Krishna. I realized that being strong in my Sadhana is the only way by
which I can overcome all the obstacles of this conditioned material life.
My only prayers to you Prabhupada is that, I request you to kindly bless me with all the
qualities that a devotee should possess, so that I can develop pure love for Lord Krishna
and be able to execute my devotional service to You and Krishna in the best possible
manner.
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At the same time, I am very much indebted to you for all the special mercy and blessings
that you have showered on me. Thank you very much Prabhupada for guiding me in
every step of my life. You have always shown me the right path and moulded an ignorant
person like me to become a devotee. Words cant express how much gratitude I have for
you Prabhupada.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!
Your servant in Krishna Consciousness,
Sriranjani
• • •
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada please accept my Humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
Only after coming under the shelter of your lotus feet was it possible for me to recognize,
that Gross foolishness, arrogance, ignorance, obstinacy and many other undesirable things
were part of me.
Although I am not cured cent percent from the above mentioned defects, still I feel
contented that by your mercy I am able to recognize my shortcomings and many a times I
have experienced your reciprocations for overcoming my defects and thereby helping me
to follow your instructions.
Srila Prabhupada, even though I am indebted to you in so many ways, I have listed below
few more requests that will help me to advance further:
Please imprison my Monkey like mind within the protective walls of your institution, let it be
tied with the rope of your instructions and when it wants to act whimsically, let it be corrected
by the authority system set up by you. And kindly keep it constantly engaged in your service in
order to evade its destructive business.
Kindly turn my unlimited desires for sense gratification into desires for serving Krishna.
My heart is a stone, bereft of kindness, humility and compassion. Kindly carve your
instructions on it, So that your instructions remain very near and dear to the heart.
Duplicity is an inbuilt characteristic of mine; let it be dovetailed against non-devotees for
engaging them in your service.
Let my Stubbornness be turned into firm determination for following your instructions under
all circumstances.
I am ignorant of spiritual realities, but instead of that let me be ignorant of varieties of sense
gratification.
Let all my endeavors for sense gratification end up into failures due to my foolishness.
“Unconditional mercy” was a vague term for me initially, but some realization is dawning
upon me when I compare my mediocre Present with my horrible Past. Even-though I am
full of anarthas, it is known for sure that all these anarthas will be cleared away by
remaining under the shelter of your lotus feet.
Hankering for an eternal place at your lotus feet and desiring to always please you more
and more.
Your servant’s, servants, servants, servant
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Srivishnu Dasa
• • •
My beloved Spiritual master please accept my humble obeisance at your lotus feet on the
auspicious occasion of your 113
th
divine appearance.
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
akñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
rémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
amaste sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
irvisesa-sunyavadi-pascate-desa-tarine
Srila Prabhupada you have given the true meaning, purpose and value of this human form
of life by teaching how to engage my body, mind and words in the service of the Spiritual
master and Supreme personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna. You are so compassionate for
the conditioned souls for you are purifying our existence and guiding them back to Home
back to Godhead
Srila Prabhupada it is my good fortune that you have attracted me to this genuine spiritual
path, started by Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. It is only because of your causeless
mercy I am able to chant the holy names of the Supreme Lord, hear Srimad Bhagavatam
and Bhagavad Gita, associate with the devotees, engage in devotional service and honor
prasadam.
Srila Prabhupada it is beyond my imagination how many lives it could have taken to
accept bonafide Spiritual master and Supreme Lord Sri Krishna as the only supreme
authority. But by approaching your Divine Grace it happened so easily. Srila Prabhupada
your teachings and instructions are very inspiring and guiding forever.
Srila Prabhupada you have given totally a new dimension of spiritual life how to be fixed
in devotional service in all circumstances by remaining pure which is in turn possible by
rigidly following your instructions and regulative principles.
On the auspicious occasion of your divine appearance, I beg your mercy for the following
devotional activities.
Attentive chanting and hearing of Hare Krishna mantra
Careful reading
Proper conduct with Vaishnavas
Undeviating devotional service in all circumstances
Srila Prabhupada I am unqualified and inexperienced to glorify your exalted position
so I remember few words emanated from your lotus mouth.
There is no difference between the Spiritual Master’s instructions. And Spiritual
master himself.
In your attempts to serve me and in all your sincere devotional sentiments I am with
you as my Guru Maharaj is with me. Remember this always.
Srila Prabhupada your unflinching faith in your Spiritual master’s instructions and
undeterred efforts to carry out his order is always a great inspiration to me to continue in
Krishna consciousness.
Please shower your blessings to this insignificant servant.
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Yours eternal servant’s….servant
Shrutidhara dasa
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Dear Gurudev,
My humble pranams at your lotus feet. I don’t know what to? Why to? And how to write
letter to you, because You know everything of my life clearly. It is you, through whom I
enter into your samsthan. It is a very great & best organization, I have ever seen in my
life. You know that I’m always a devotee of Lord Krishna. But it was through you I got
introduced to the holy name. But due to my negligence, I did not practice it properly.
Through your mercy, I have been improving my sadhana & daily morning puja. Your
Lilamrta has acted as a miracle on me. Please give me the necessary abilities and blessings
to fulfill the work of delivering this message to everyone. I am very thankful to Bhagavan
Krishna for giving this golden opportunity to associate with sadhus & santhas.
I have nothing more to pen gurudev.
I have only surrendered to you. Please let it happen what you think the best.
I want only your blessings to go back to Godhead. Please forgive me for all my offences.
Your servant,
Student (Satsang), Jagannatha Puri.
• • •
To,
All merciful Srila Prabhupada.
namah om vishnupadaya krishna presthaya bhutale
rimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine
I am greatly blessed by you, for having placed me in shelter of your lotus feet i.e. in the
association of devotees i.e. in ISKCON-Bangalore Sri Radha-KrishnaChandra temple
ashram.
It is your causeless mercy only that I have got this service opportunity, this devotees
association, this opportunity to worship Sri Radha-KrishnaChandra, Krishna-Balaram,
Nitai-Gauranga, Srinivasa Govinda, Prahlad Narasimha and Others.
I, as you know, am very foolish; I cannot estimate your position, your mercy. Hence
kindly excuse me for all my offenses I committed in your service. I am very grateful to you
Srila Prabhupada for your constant reciprocation and revelation at the right time, through
books, lectures, Bhagavatam classes, from within and without, through authorities, etc.
To say that you cannot guide your disciple without your physical presence is indeed great
foolishness and great blunder. But I am so conditioned that although your instructions
come every second, I fail to recognize or even to hear. However your love and care is so
much that pick me up every time.
O master, please be merciful unto me so that I may become more sincere and faithful in
my service, I may give up enviousness in my heart, I may give my full energy in your
service in mission of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, in pleasing Krishna.
O master, please give me constant instructions and protection so that by your association I
may become purified and be cured of this stupid propensity to enjoy for self than to please
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Krishna.
O master, please give me strength, intelligence, courage, clarity of thought to spread your
message all over the world, in spite of opposing elements like your own disciples who are
trying to take your position, who do not know that it is you alone who can purify our
consciousness, who can take us back to Krishna, who can give real knowledge, who can
give Krishna prema.
Always in need of your touch,
Your insignificant trying to be servant,
Suguna Krishna Dasa
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
You have imparted numerous lessons in me, over time. They have seen me sail through
rough waters.
Please direct me further so that I may abide by all your instructions rigidly all through this
life- in good and bad weather.
Thank you.
your servant,
Sukirti Krishna Dasa
• • •
Srila Prabhupada
You are the sacred soul Krishna sent to us to remove the darkness of ignorance. If you
were not we would not be able to know about Krishna; we would not be able to recognize
our closest one, The Supreme Personality Of Godhead. We are able to surrender ourselves
to the lotus feet of Sri Krishna Chaitanya due to your mercy. You taught us the absolute
truth of life removing all our miseries, depression.
Suman Nandi
• • •
Jai Gurudeva.
Please accept my humble obeisance..
Your mercy is prevailing in every part of my life after coming in touch with you. Having
left the association of your disciples some time back, finding it difficult to even practice
minimal things that you have prescribed for spiritual progress..!!
I am realizing that it is definitely not at all easy going without being in association of
devotees. But still it is just because of your causeless mercy upon me that I am able to
practice few things. But still my conviction is weak.
There are innumerable instances where I have realized your mercy directly such as in
again providing me association of devotees near to the place where I stay, giving me
Krishna prasadam right in my workplace, engaging my family members too in some of
your services etc. My humble dandavat pranams to you Gurudeva.. When I left the
association of your disciples even though I am aware that I would be the most unfortunate
person if I do that, I couldn't stop doing that because of various reasons (in fact various
desires). But still you are making me feel that I am most fortunate person having come in
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touch with you and Krishna consciousness. Without you and your disciples, I can imagine
in which waves I would have been washed away.
Today, I have got few Vaishnava friends which is a greatest asset that very few people have
in this world. And after some time, they will be in Goloka, which means I will have some
friends (who were roommates also) who are in Goloka..!! I have few of these things which
I can cherish forever even though I may not able to make it what you desired out of us.
Please keep me in the shade of your lotus feet Gurudeva.
Jai Srila Prabhupada,
Yours Sincerely,
Suman
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Hare Krishna!
krsna---surya-sama; maya haya andhakara yahan krsna, tahan nahi mayara adhikara
“Krishna is compared to sunshine, and mäyä is compared to darkness. Wherever there is
sunshine, there cannot be darkness. As soon as one takes to Krishna Consciousness, the
darkness of illusion (the influence of the external energy) will immediately vanish.”
I offer millions of obeisances to your lotus feet. Today is the auspicious day of your
appearance and it is a great festival for all your disciples. You are the topmost acarya
coming in the disciplic succession of Narada Muni, and I pray to you to fully bestow your
causeless mercy upon me. In material life there are so many difficulties and dangers at
every step-“padam padam yad vipadam”, and in spite of all this a devotee has to practice
Krishna Consciousness everyday sincerely. There are so many impediments for executing
Bhakti yoga in the outside world. I beg you to give me the power to execute vigorous
devotional service-tivrena bhakti yogena to satisfy yourself and Krishna. My only goal in
life is to become your sincere disciple and a pure, unalloyed and unflinching devotee of
Radha Krishna. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is the combination of Radha and Krishna
himself. This form was revealed to Sri Ramananda Raya. The talks between Lord
Chaitanya and Ramananda raya is my favorite pastime from Caitanya Caritamrta and I
always meditate on that pastime. Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda should bestow
their causeless mercy on me. I should become a pure devotee of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Please give me full shelter at his lotus feet and release me from the threefold miserable
conditions of material life.
Ananyas cintayanto mam Ye janah paryupasate
Tesam nityabhiyuktanam Yoga ksemam vahamy aham
“But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My
transcendental form—to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have.”
I know it is very difficult to practice Krishna Consciousness at home. There are so many
hindrances. Therefore I request you to give me shelter as a full time devotee in our temple
ashram. I have a great desire to join the ashram and I request you and Radha Krishna
Chandra to give me permission to join. But for joining still a lot of time is there. Until
then I will get practical experience of material life by staying outside and working. At any
time my Krishna Consciousness should not be affected by my material condition and
circumstances. I should practice my sadhana strictly everyday of chanting 16 rounds,
reading Srimad Bhagavatam etc without skipping. At the same time my Krishna
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Consciousness should not affect my material situation. My material and spiritual life
should be well balanced. This is my prayer.
Tasmat sarvesu kalesu Mama anusmara yudhya ca
ayy arpita-mano-buddhir Mam evaisyasy asamsayah
“Therefore, Arjuna, you should always think of me in the form of Krishna and at the same
time carry out your prescribed duty of fighting. With your activities dedicated to me and
your mind and intelligence fixed on me, you will attain me without doubt.”
At all times I should think of Krishna and perform my work. I should not forget Krishna
at any point of time. I beg you that Krishna should always be with me and protect me at
every moment of my life.
I again request you to give me complete shelter at your lotus feet and make me a pure
devotee of Radha Krishna Chandra. My goal in life is to become a pure and unalloyed
devotee of Radha Krishna. Please bless me and fulfill my desire.
Thank you
Jaya Srila Prabhupada!
Haribol!
Your sincere disciple
Sunil Venkatesh
• • •
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has been really helpful to you in
guiding me through Krishna consciousness as your books have greatly helped me in
understanding about the many mysteries of life. Most of the other alternative philosophy
like practicing yoga, Brahmakumaris also many mayavadi philosophies have not been that
much helpful. Each of them after a couple of months withered away. They were only
relatively satisfactory. I had practically tried some 4 or 5 of these techniques. When I came
to ISKCON I came with very little expectation since most of the so called Yoga techniques
had failed me.
There was never a question that I didn't believe in Lord Krishna, from childhood I knew
that he existed from the Lord narasimha avatar when Prahalada Maharaja says, “Lord
Narayana is present in everything from a small blade of steel to a big pillar”. Also the
archeological evidence’s EG: Rama Setu Bridge, the discovery of city of Dwaraka.
I just didn't understand the actions of lord Krishna. Like why our country had become
materially and militarily weak, why some are weak and some are designed strong, why the
river Ganga which is venerated through out India doesn't flow towards south India. It
would have solved most of the water crisis which we are facing now and principally why
"Lord Krishna doesn't interfere frequently in our world to put an end to all the miseries
like crime against his devotees and pious people".
When i read your books slowly all my doubts were cleared. Also many Prabhus in the
temple cleared my doubts. I am greatly indebted to them. I didn't have to read some big
book of 400 page’s. I just read some of your small book's like "Perfect questions and
perfect answers”. Chanting of the holy name of the lord really helped me in the realization
process. It acted as the medicine which cured me accompanied by your books which were
like fire which drove away the darkness of ignorance and brought me to Krishna
consciousness.
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All the other so called knowledge (e.g.: medicine) are only relative. The knowledge which
your Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta swami Prabhupada has provided is absolute
knowledge, absolute truth.It is only by the mercy of our Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupada that I realized Krishna consciousness.
Your Humble Servant
Suraj Srivathsan S
• • •
Dear Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances, although i am least qualified to write anything about
you but as an aspiring disciple it is my prime duty to always think about you especially for
the difference that you have made in my complicated meaningless life.
It surely is the biggest fortune of my life to come touch with you; it is as good as a lost
child meeting his father. I was looking for happiness all my life through various means
without having any idea about the goal of life or the real meaning of real happiness but it
is only due to your causeless mercy that we met and since then every single day you have
been guiding me by means of your Books, lectures or your disciples. At juncture I would
not like to mention any of my past activities or habits as you know it better, In fact about
all of your disciples in this case.
You have truly given meaning to my life and made me more focused towards the
understanding of my ultimate destination and the more I continue to associate with you
my faith and belief s strengthens like roots of a tree. Your lectures give me utmost
pleasure and knowledge which I was looking for life after life. Your voice makes me feel
your complete presence as though the questions were asked by me and there you are
answering one after other, at the same time you also make us laugh so much especially
when you use the word ‘Rascal’.
I thank you very much for giving me all the guidance, support and everything so far
specially your association through ISKCON BANGALORE. I thank you so much for the
service opportunities you have given me in your FOLK dept but honestly there is lots
more to learn and surrender for so long as your kind mercy is on me I shall aspire to be a
better disciple of yours in the coming time through your mission and learn to depend
more and more on you and Krishna.
Srila Prabhupada Ki … Jai!
Suraj Satta, FOLK ID: BA0052
• • •
I thank my GURU MAHARAJA a billion times for being merciful to me and showing the
spiritual path by making me KRISHNA CONSCIOSNESS. After being in touch with
Prabhupada’s books I came to know the purpose of human form of life and learned how to
love KRISHNA. I know I can’t pay back what I have received from you my GURU
MAHARAJ but I promise to stick with the instructions you have always laid down for
spiritual advancement.
JAI SRILA PRABHUPADA!!! :)
Surendra
• • •
Oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana çaläkayä
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akñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré gurave namaù
Jai Srila Prabhupada.
Please forgive my offences in this faulty and futile effort to glorify your Holiness. I know it
is not possible to realize your transcendental glories without being favored by your
causeless mercy.
Today I have got the opportunity to sit on this Holy land of “Hare Krishna Hill” and
render some service to their “Lordship Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra”. It is because of
your all merciful glance upon this fallen one. And that is why I’m your property in life and
death.
It may seem little imitative if I call myself ‘most fallen and wretched one’ every second
line. Among many hundreds of millions of human beings there are a few who are devoted
to Krishna. Among those who recognize Krishna/Vishnu there are very few who follow Sri
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. And among those who come under Chaitanya’s cult there are
only few handpicked ones who are trying to follow your directions. And I find my place
among them. Can some thing like this rare happen without your mercy? No, this can’t
happen by chance. And if I say ‘Please bless me so that I can be saved form the attack of
maya -- --- --- --- ---‘it will certainly be a narrow understanding of your mercy. When I
look back I see in what kind of darkness I was living in and I always wander how I joined
this movement leaving all those darkness behind. Yes I’m still not sure. It must have been
your call from within which I couldn’t overlook. I’m without a doubt am the one of the
most fortunate and blessed ones.
But the point is am I utilizing this fortune to the fullest. Your merciful self is always
present here among us to help us at every step of our devotional life. But I am, most
unworthy one, not able to follow your instructions properly. Although you have provided
every required thing and ability to progress in devotional life the progress is not at all
satisfactory.
I’ve spent nearly about 5 years of my life in this movement. One thing I have realized with
firm conviction that if I am able to follow your instruction properly there is no role of
Maya in this life here. But still every now and then I give away my intelligence and action
to Mind’s nefarious and shameless fantasies. I forget my constitution and act against all
good council.
You have taught me how to walk on this path. You have taken me through situations to
transform my understandings into realizations, make my convictions a ground reality but
to day I must confess that I’m not able to follow you submissively. I tried my best to
present my case and I am unable to do anything about the situation. So it’ll be better to
say please bless me with what ever it takes for me to be your eternal servant. You are all
powerful and nothing is impossible for your transcendental self. Please Help me.
Your disobedient servant,
Sureshwar Dasa
• • •
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
amas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
Dear Prabupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance’s unto your lotus feet.
It’s been for two years I have completed in your mission. You have taken me through
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various junctures teaching me and molding me to be eligible to serve the Supreme
Personality of Godhead – Sri Krishna.
You have almost walked with me all throughout my spiritual life from my inception to
this mission till date. There were always disturbances from external life and conflicts
within mind about the stay in the movement itself.
If not your guidance through your sincere senior disciple devotees I would have lost all
these benefits what I have been enjoying now and would have definitely been into the
mundane world suffering in the illusion of enjoyment.
Please see that I always remain under the guidance of your sincere disciples, through
whom you deliver your instructions. No matter how old I grow in this movement I am
still your young disciple in this movement, tender enough to be grabbed by Maya at
movement.
The gravest period was when I completed two years in the mission and my material
parents forced me to return back. I have practically gone home. Still those two days really,
they passed away just as a nightmare. Everything was as soothing after that incident, as
similar to a man is happy to see him on the bed after the nightmare.
It’s really enjoying to render service in your mission. We never get fatigue to drop at any
stage, the energy levels always enthuse us in the midst of these sincere disciples of yours.
Bound by the some material laws we break for some rest – else it’s always bubbling,
starting from the kritans at Mangal-Arati up to the pallaki-utsva at Shayana-Arati.
Unfortunately, I still don’t find that nectar-taste described in the sastras during chanting
and reading, just executing them as per your orders. I request your highness to shower
upon me that taste of the holy names and the transcendental unrevealed bliss of your
teaching in your books. So I would be able to relish through the pastimes of the Lord and
his devotees in your vast literature.
Blinded by false-ego we imagine its my intelligence that is bringing success, its my ideas
that came out brilliant, its my body strength that I am able to render service. Completely
drowned into illusion of the world of I, me, & mine. You set a prefect example always
humble even the smallest success you would award the credit to your spiritual master,
saying “I am just trying to follow the instructions of my spiritual master in establishing
Mahaprabu’s movement.” Looking forward for the day where each and every credit would
be offered to Your Grace and we always stand on the verse:
mükaà karoti väcälaà paìguà laìghayate girim yat-kåpä tam ahaà vande çré-gurum
déna-täranam
Thus, I will see my entire dependency upon Your Grace in every moment, what-ever the
service it might be in this organization.
Further more, I pray for, I would be your servant birth after birth serving your mission
and follow your grace where ever I pass – heaven or hell – spreading the glories of Lord
Sri Krishna which is the only solace of your Highness.
Finally after shielding me from the pangs of external energy during the past few years I
still have not shown any gratitude towards you. These are only some of my debts, in
actual they should be made everyday as we are under your protection each & every
moment.
Please accept these offerings from your servant and teach through the circumstances to
develop humility into this servant.
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Ever yours servant,
Srivasa Pandit Dasa
• • •
Dear Spiritual master,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I have been attending satsang classes for the past 6 months. I chant 6 rounds daily. I learnt
that Bhagavad gita is not a blind belief but scientific truth through its use in daily life. I
feel peaceful while attending classes and with your blessing I am not facing any difficulties
from my friends and relatives
Please help me in making right decisions in my life and remember to chant regularly to
remove dirty things in my mind.
Your servant,
Surya Narayan Patra G, Puri, Orissa.
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Nama Om.Vishnupadaya Krishna presthaya bhutale
rimate Bhakthi Vedanta Svamin iti Namine.
amaste, Sarasvate deve gauravani pracarine
irvisesa sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine.
Our Dear Gurudev, Srila Prabhupada,
You are my inspiration, when I got in touch with you through your books, I came to
know what life is and what material nature is. I got your instructions about the 4
regulative principles, since then I am strictly following the 4 regulative principles and also
chanting every day. You gave me the knowledge about Lord Sri Krishna, his pastimes, and
realized that He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
You showed us the way to reach our goal in life. Only because of your association, I came
to know what is ekadashi, Vrindavan dham, Mathra Dham, Mayapur Dham, Dwaraka
Dham and importance of Jagannath Puri and I am able to enjoy the mercy of Lord Sri Sri
Jagannath. Till that day, I was blank and living like an animal.
It is only by Lord Sri Krishna’s mercy I got you as my Gurudev.
Thank you.
Your humble Servant
Swetha Karunakaran, Bangalore
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Nama om Vishnu padaya Krishna-preshthaya Bhu-tale
rimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
Namaste sarasvate deve gaura vani pracarine
irvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine
Om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
akshur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah
On the occasion of your Vyasa-puja, the day of your blessed appearance in this world, I
make the following humble offering.
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Srila Prabhupada it is only because of your mercy, person like me is getting transformed
into a human being. Srila Prabhupada as it is said, Worship of the Guru is more important
than direct worship of god.
I would like to mention your quote in regard to the glorification of devotee’s like you
Nobody can be better devotee than Radharani. So as soon as Radha’s name is there,
Krishna is more pleased. So that is the way. So if we glorify the devotees, the character of
the devotees, before the Lord, He’s more pleased than to glorify Himself, He directly. -
Lecture - SB 7.9.11-13, Hawaii, March 24, 1969:
Srila Prabhupada Words are not enough to glorify you.
Please engage me in your service forever. Please help me become your eternal servant and
help me chant HARE KRISHNA mantra without offense.
Your servant
Tejashwath
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All Glories to Jagath Guru Srila Prabhupada!!!
Dear Srila Prabhupada ji please accept my most humble and respectful obeisance at your
divine lotus feet which are my only shelter eternally. What you have given to me is the
matchless gift of Krishna consciousness and I feel extremely fortunate to be blessed by
you because you have placed me under the shelter your home which you have built for
the entire world, where your faithful servants are constantly engaged in serving you by
spreading your mission all over the world just as you wanted. Prabhupada ji your
teachings and instructions are a source of constant inspiration to all your disciples but this
most foolish daughter of yours is constantly falling into the traps of Maya, some times in
the form of laziness, some times in the form of false attachments and some other times I
unknowingly commit offences at the feet of devotees and then repent greatly for all my
foolishness, this shows that I am such a big blunder. But in spite of all these ill qualities in
me I still have a strong desire to become your faithful servant and thus please you. I don’t
know how long it will take me to over come all the faults in me and surrender myself
completely in mind, body, and soul unto your lotus feet but I pray to you to please show
your causeless mercy on your foolish daughter so the she can follow all your instructions
and go back to home back to Krishna sooner, please Prabhupada ji. And thank you for
kindly allowing me to enter into Sri Jagannath Puri Dham and experience such spiritual
joy, please show such causeless mercy upon me so that I can experience that same
spiritual joy year after year. I know I can never repay you for all your favors upon me
Prabhupada ji so I am always indebt to you. I pray to you to relive me from the clutches of
Maya’s trap and engage me in your service eternally by molding me into a faithful and
determined servant of yours.
Prabhupada ji please bless all my family members to chant attentively and offencelessly so
that we all will get the taste for chanting Krishna’s names and remember His names even
at the time of death, please Prabhupada ji. Please give your special blessings to my father
as his is nearing his death, but its only your causeless mercy that his sufferings are
reduced to almost nil even at this advanced stage of cancer. He has even started reading
Srimad Bhagavatam; I wish he could complete it before leaving his body.
Prabhupadaji I have started my career as a lecturer, please give me strength to do my duty
well and establish myself as a good tutor so that I can slowly start preaching and attract
them to Krishna, and I can already feel your blessings because the college environment,
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the students and the authority are all favorable. So please bless me Prabhupada ji so that I
will be successful in preaching in this new environment where Krishna has placed me. I
know that you will guide me in this new journey as you guided me to preach successfully
to my college friends when I was a student and I am so happy to hear them call me and
tell that they are still chanting, this is the proof of your causeless mercy reaching to all the
living entities. All glories to you Srila Prabhupadaji!
Your eternal servant.
Thejaswini
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances; I chant 6 rounds everyday. I will try to increase to
16 rounds. Bhagabat Gita and Krishna consciousness is scientific not blind. Krishna is
original spiritual master. I feel very happy that I got this rare chance among many people
in the world to cleanse the mind and heart to become Krishna Consciousness. I learnt that
Krishna is my friend & guide as paramatma. My friends and relatives do not like me to be
like this, since they are in ignorance of the Absolute Truth. Spiritual life can be achieved
& improved only by bona fide spiritual master (You) and Krishna. I pray for your help to
make me your humble servant.
Please help me to practice your instructions sincerely,
Your student,
Tikina Behera, Puri, Orissa
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Dear Prabhupada
I offer my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet
Firstly I want to wish you happy birthday.
Prabhupada, by your mercy, I am chanting 16 rounds daily and fasting on ekadasi. In the
guidance of devotees of our temple, I am doing some service during festivals, folk classes
are really helping me in understanding Krishna and his teachings.
Currently I am working as lecturer in VVS Degree College and doing my PhD at Bangalore
University; my mom is also chanting 2 rounds daily. Now she is ok. Sunday folk classes
and temple festivals are helping me in lifting up my spiritual life.
Without your mercy, I will just fall victim to Maya because Maya is so strong and the
mind is flickering in nature. Please Prabhupada, I am just remembering you and Krishna
daily -" toma bina ke dayalu..." only you can take me to Krishna.
Please be merciful upon me and our family to progress more in our spiritual life and serve
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai. Krishna Balram,
Lastly I need your blessing in serving lord better,
Prabhupada one good news,,,, this fallen soul wants to join your movement, but with out
your mercy I can’t do that, I beg for your mercy, bless me and give me more strength,
Thanking you,
Your most fallen servants,
Umesh Pattar
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Hare Krishna,
To,
His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedantaswami Srila Prabhupada,
Founder Acharya of ISKCON and BBT.
Our Revered Spiritual master and the savior of the whole world.
Please accept me such as the most sinful living entity in the world, please accept my
respectful obeisances.
The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only by which we can attain pure devotional
service.
I came to the Krishna Consciousness only one year ago, since then I learnt many things
about myself, my relationship with GOD, KRISHNA, the real purpose of my life is to serve
Lord Krishna in whatever the way possible for me, about the nature of the material world,
three modes of nature, material energy, spiritual energy, and how I am ignorantly servant
to Maya, how I am living under the spell of Maya.
I am also learning how to live my future life, how to live a successful life.
Your divine grace opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental
knowledge.
Your divine grace is the ocean of mercy, the friend of the poor and the lord and master of
the devotees.
O master! Please Please Be merciful on to me, Please Please Give me the shade of your
lotus feet.
I sincerely wish that, Your Divine Grace’s fame is spread all over the three worlds.
Hare Krishna.
Upendar R, Member ID:FH-560100-H01-009, Folk Hostel – Electronics City
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
I offer my respectful obeisance unto the lotus feet of yours On this auspicious day you
have appeared in this material world to deliver all the fallen souls, who are rotting in this
material world like animals without knowing what is the real goal of human life. You
made millions of people Krishna’s devotees. You have done such an incredible service to
the human society. You are the only person who has spread Krishna’s message all over the
world without any interpretation and deviation. You have presented it as it is.
In the span of just 12 years you established 108 temples all over the world. You also
started gurukuls, ashrams, libraries and farm communities. You translated Vedic
literatures into English for everybody’s convenience. And through this you have given us a
good opportunity to become Krishna conscious and go back home back to godhead.
At the age of 70 years you carried the order of your spiritual master by preaching
Krishna’s message in western countries and you have shown the path of spiritual
enlightenment to the hippies who were rotting in the streets like cats and dogs without
knowing what is the real goal of this life. And so you have spread the holy name to the
people all over the world through sankirtan. You have given this unique opportunity to
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conditional souls to practice bhakti yoga which is the only process prescribed by Krishna
in bhagwad gita.
Chaiytanya mahaprabhu desired that the holy name of Lord Krishna will be chanted in
each and every village. By your causeless mercy you made it possible. In the age of kali
yuga there is no other way to realize God and the relationship between the supreme Lord
and the living entities except chanting of the holy names of Krishna because Krishna
incarnated as His holy name in this age. Unless one is empowered by Krishna who can
give such a great service to the human kind.
I am one such fortunate person to come in touch with your transcendental movement
because Prabhupada because before coming in touch with you my mind was filled with so
many unwanted things and with so many material desires, pride, jealousy, enviousness
etc. etc..That time I had a strong desire to earn more money and build a house for me to
live comfortably with my family members. This was one of the major reasons why I came
to ISKCON and I started working in Akshaya Patra as an employee. During my service as
an employee you have given me ample opportunity to associate with the devotees in
Vrindavan dham and by this I could follow some of your instructions. After following you,
gradually I realized that this material world is not meant to live comfortably with family
members and friends but is designed to give punishment to the living entities, who
wanted to lord over the material nature. I also learnt from the teachings of bhagwad gita
that this world is temporary and is always filled with miseries and human beings are not
meant to act like cats, dogs and hogs but are meant to realize God.
Krishna says in bhagwad gita that we are integral part of Him. He is our original father. He
is not only the father of human beings but all the living entities. Some how or other we
have forgotten this. Prabhupada you appeared on this auspicious day to remind us about
our real identification and our relationship with Krishna. That’s why you started so many
centers all over the world to give a chance to everyone. If anyone comes in contact with
your movement and reads your books scrutinizing, his life will be changed. So much
spiritual potency is there in your books.
Prabhupada you brought me here. I want to confess today that I am very materialistic
person. You blessed me by picking up from the gutter. When I was outside I was very
morose and was in pain. But now I am really enjoying Krishna consciousness with the
devotees. Thanks to you a million times for changing my life.
I only want you to bless me so that I will remain in this movement till the last breath.
Kindly make me the servant of the servant of the devotees. Please bless me and all my god
brothers to spread your real glory.
Thanking you
Your servent
Uprndra Das, Jaipur
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Dear Srila Prabhupada, kindly accept my humble obeisance.
By your merciful glance i am still sticking on to your lotus feet, Prabhupada. Prabhupada,
by now i am so much attached to you and to your lotus feet that i cannot even think or
dare to go away from you. i don’t think it will be an easy thing for me to stay away from
you. At least I want to believe that this is what the real fact is. But simultaneously what i
have understood how powerful this Maya is, this material nature, this external energy,
these three modes of material nature. Certainly her tricks are powerful on a very fallen
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conditioned soul like me.
Prabhupada, no doubt your merciful glance is trying to protect me from these powerful
tricks of Maya, this material nature by allowing me to have your constant association
through your books, through your instructions and by allowing me to associate with your
other disciples who are my god-brothers and by having given a very powerful method of
sadhana which includes rising early in brahma-mahurtha, attending mangala-arati,
chanting 16 rounds of Mahamantra on our beads, attending darshan-arati, guru-puja,
cleansing the temple and by engaging ourselves in other devotional activities. Infact i have
also realized that this is the only way for one to get out of the clutches of Maya, to relieve
conditioned souls from the sufferings of this material world.
Prabhupada, you have also made me understand that krishna and Maya are side by side. if
i come a little this side, i will be under the shelter of the lord and if i go a little that side, i
will be under the clutches of Maya. it is only the exercise of my free-will. Everything
depends on how do i exercise my free-will. but Prabhupada, my mind is such a craziest
rascal that without caring for the authority of anybody it commits, it insists me to do so
many unwanted things(anarthas).even sometimes it insists me to cross the barrier which
you have put up.it is so crazy that sometimes it makes me to think to give up my life.most
of the time this mind wins over the intelligence since i am not rigidly,strictly,sincerely
following the instructions given by you.
sometimes, i also get disturbed by the behaviour of others.always my mind overseas my
faults and tries to find fault with others.ofcourse, it is very obvious and natural for all of
us to get disturbed if we expect perfect behaviour from others and also it is obvious to get
deviated if we keep others as ideal for us because it is only you who is a perfect devotee,a
perfect master,a perfect ideal for all of us. Prabhupada, it is only you who is our super
hero.
Prabhupada, you are eternal personal associate of the lord.you descended to this material
world as the lord descends.though you came to this material world, you were engaged in
elevating the conditioned souls of this material world.you remained untouched by the
material energy.you came from vaikuntha,from goloka to this material world upon the
order of the supreme personality of godhead to teach by your example how to become a
devotee,a pure devotee of the lord.so we all conditioned souls have to take lessons from
you, from your life and become inclined to go back home,back to godhead.very recently i
was reading in srimad-bhagavatam how the whole world gets purified by the appearance
of a pure devotee like you,how the whole world and how all the conditioned souls gets
glorified by the trancedental presence of a pure devotee like you.we can personally see it
by your example.
Prabhupada, now i completed more than two and half years under your shelter.in thse
two and half years more than serving you, i have caused so many offences at your lotus
feet.it is not that i was wanted to commit offenses but what to do it was only because of
my weaknesses,because of my uncontrolled mind.
kindly forgive me for the offences which i have commited at your lotus feet and to my
other god-brothers. Prabhupada on this ouspicious occasion, i pray to lord krishna that
days after days,months after months,years after years,life after life let me be
eternally situated in the service of my beloved spiritual master-A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami
Srila Prabhupada and nothing else.and also i pray not to fulfill the desires which
my uncontrolled,craziest mind desires coming under illusion.
your unworthy servant,
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Urukrama Krishna Dasa
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
All glories to my beloved Spiritual Master His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Srila Prabhupada. Accept my humble obeisances on to your divine lotus feet. I really
cannot express my feelings in words, with my limited understanding about your mission
and my responsibility I am starting my offerings.
Srila Prabhupada during this year you’ve helped me in so, many instances. I started
preaching in last year November, I can really see your kind help in each and every move
as you stated “I will be there in each and every endeavor of my disciples”.Srila Prabhupada
as you are aware of my very little material skills to preach nicely but, I can practically see
how powerful is your divine touch which can make Jump a lane man and make a dumb a
great orator.
Srila Prabhupada you are only my source of inspiration and source of my existence in
spiritual life, which is just started, with out your kind look up on me I would have been in
midst of a dense forest with full of wild animals, so called friends and relatives, as you
stated men trying to enjoy a picnic in the middle of a blazing forest fire.
His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada please give all of us immense strength to face this
material world and spread your message to as many souls as possible and during this
process I should not become proud of achievements in illusion thinking that “ I ” am
doing, and expect Honor from others and please make me your humble servant,make me
submissive and always attach to your lotus feet which is the only way to understand
Krishna consciousness and go back to Lord Krishna. Please forgive me for my offenses at
your divine lotus feet & your sincere devotees. I am very much thankful to you for the
opportunity given to me to serve in your mission to spread Krishna Consciousness, which
is not at all possible to this most ignorant.
Yours most fallen servant,
Vamsidhara Dasa, Jagannatha Puri
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Most worshipful Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectable & humble obeisances unto your lotus feet.
Once in a year, on the occasion of Vyasa Puja, I put in words the directions, support, help
we get from You through Your books, devotees’ association & devotional service. Please
bestow upon me your blessings to always feel your importance & presence in my life
through your instructions.
Every devotee submits their devotional wishes unto lotus feet, why do they do that,
because you as a representative of Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, can bestow
the causeless mercy irrespective of their past. You have dragged me into your movement
from this material world where there is hopeless situation in everyone’s life. There is no
guarantee that one would become in this life or next, a beggar or a mad man whose
thoughts & activities are far far away from Krishna, which is more worse than a hell for a
living entity.
During the past one year, there have been ups and downs in my spiritual consciousness
due to the allurements of the modern world, but with the help of your mission & the
leaders’ association, training and instructions, I am able to stick to this movement.
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Obviously I learnt from the associations on Srimad Bhagavatam that only by ardent
devotional service in mind, body & intelligence, incessantly, without personal ambition
towards power, love & pleasure, can one serve You & Krishna without getting diverted to
Maya.
Please let Yours’ & Krishna’s plan work in my life instead of my own, with even my free-
will forced to surrender to you. I kindly beg for your mercy to have firm faith in your
instructions without a second thought; to maintain good relationship among the devotees
in talk & in action, to be self critical in each thought & activity and not to disturbed by
mixing others’ problem with my problem.
Sometimes I realize what a causeless mercy You showered on me to give Supreme Lord’s
mercy in the form of His food remnants, His holy name, His form & activities. The
animation series on Krishna, which Your Only True & blessed devotees made in small
screen, I feel, will the person, wanting to be in Krishna Consciousness always in every
activity of his daily life, in thinking & remembering Krishna, which in other way is
difficult to do.
I beg for Your mercy and request to kindly pardon this fallen soul for the unforgivable
offences committed knowingly & unknowingly and bless me to serve You forever.
On this auspicious day, I beg all my god brothers to forgive me for any offenses that I have
committed towards them so that I can improve my services to You.
Srila Prabhupada, the savior of whole world, protector of the fallen souls, please accept
my humble offerings of homage.
Trying to be a servant of Your servant,
Vasudeva Datta Dasa, Jagannatha Puri
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Jai Srila Prabhupada.
Before 3 years I don’t know why I have been born? What is my duty? Why am I suffering?
Then a day came when I first attended the focus programme in ISKCON Bangalore IN
THE TEMPLE STARTED BY HDG AC Bhaktivedanta swami Prabhupada who is now my
beloved spiritual master. With the mercy of my spiritual master now I am in Krishna
consciousness which is the essence of the life. Srila Prabhupada is Yuga guru. With his
mercy I can be in touch with ISKCON Temple and his excellent commentary and books
are showing me the direction to advance in Krishna consciousness. I pray to him always
kindly engage me in Krishna's Devotional Service and guide me towards advancement in
Krishna Consciousness.
Velmurugan
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Kindly accept my humble obeisance’s unto your lotus feet.
Srila Prabhupada, as Lord Krishna says in the BG dukhalayam asasvatam. This world is
full of miseries and temporary. But people are thinking they will be happy in this world
permanently. They are always struggling for existence.
Recently I met one family of husband, wife and daughter. Five years back, one day theft
happened in their house. When thieves were stealing the wife who was the only one
present there protested on that time. One of the thieves very tightly pressed her neck
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seeing this protest to kill her. After this the thieves ran away. The lady fell down
unconscious. When the husband & daughter returned, they were shocked to see the lady
in this condition and they immediately rushed her to the hospital. The pressing of the
neck was so severe that fortunately the lady did not die but she became completely
paralyzed because of shock. She has lost her memory and the husband and daughter are
taking care of her since five years. But what I can see is that they have not realized the
suffering of this world and they are trying to be happy by increasing the material
possessions. But instead of becoming happy they are full of distress.
Prabhupada, the world is full of such people. It they are fortunate enough to get your
instructions, they will get a light in their dark life. They can then find happiness.
Therefore Srila Prabhupada, I am begging mercy from you to give me strength to
distribute your message to these people just as a postman.
Your Servant,
Vibheeshana Dasa, ISKCON Bellary
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Eternally worshipable Gurudeva,
I bow down at your lotus feet on this auspicious occasion. Please accept my humble
obeisance.
It is not just a moment to remember you as formal celebration but to reveal my heart to
you for rendering better service unto you. When that day will come I will be able to follow
your instructions whole heartedly?
What would have happened to my life if I would not have been in association with the
devotees of ISKCON, Bangalore? This very thought even makes me extremely worried. I
am trying to be honest and sincere in my devotional service, but my past karma and false
ego stands on the way as stumbling block.
Dear Prabhupada, nothing is left from you for my ever well being, if there is anything
lacking that is my reluctance to carry out your words in my heart. Struggling to catch your
lotus feet with a hope of not getting kicked off from your divine movement.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Your so called servant,
Vidya Sagar Dasa, H.K.M., Ahmedabad
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All glories to Srila Prabhupada, I pay my humble obeisance to HDG Srila Bhakti Vedanta
Swami Prabhupada.
Prabhupada’s books and lectures affected me immensely. I have been experiencing
Krishna Consciousness by his grace for the last 6 months and my life has been completely
changed. Abiding by the regulative principles is the first step. Before coming to KC I have
tried to understand the Bhagavad Gita and our Vedic literature by a various means. But
none of the attempts gave me true and complete satisfaction.
After I have started reading Prabhupada’s books and hearing His lectures all my doubts are
vanished. And not only just learning I have been able to “experience” it practically.
I came to know by His mercy that the path of Bhakti Yoga and actual practical devotional
service is the top most Yoga system which is very clearly told by the Supreme personality
of Godhead Sri Krishna.
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I have found the reason why I have failed to understand the essence of Bhagavad Gita even
though I am reading it for the past 4-5 years (occasionally). I recall that Sri Krishna said in
Gita that the complete understanding of His potencies is possible only by the grace of the
spiritual master.
Srila Prabhupada’s books are so scientific they removed all my misconceptions about God.
Before I came to KC, I am not able to speak about the existence of God to others even
though I believe, because of the lacking of “perfect and complete knowledge”. Now I am
very much confident and all my ignorance has been removed by His grace. I again
reiterate that this is possible only by His causeless mercy.
By His grace I am able to understand scientifically about the supremacy of Lord Sri
Krishna and also Vedic literature like “Brahma Samhita” and listening to His Bhagavatam
lectures. Prabhupada books and lectures proved that Krishna Consciousness is the
integral part of our life and not only for this life but for all previous millions of births and
deaths that we are passing though. He taught me that the ultimate goal of a living entity
should be going back to God and back to Godhead.
I frequently get bewildered and felt astonishment about His bravery and wisdom that He
showed against the mundane thinking of Scientists which completely destroyed all their
illusions and beliefs that life comes from matter and one should believe only what one
should perceive.
I am remembering this verse which I pray for his causeless mercy upon me.
Yasya Prasadad Bhagavt Prasado Yasya Aprasado Na Gati Kuto Pi.
I am very much thankful for giving me this opportunity to remember HDG Prabhupada’s
glories.
Sincerely,
Vijay G
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Dear Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance.
All glories to your Divine Grace.
Prabhupada since my childhood I had an interest in spirituality, my mother used to teach
me that how to do puja and how to offer things to God. And I used to go one mata which
was near to my home there the sadhu used to do puja and all and also they were engaged
in material activities and they were collecting donation and using it for sense gratification.
Sometimes i had seen personally they were smoking ganja, drinking liquor. And they were
claiming themselves as gurus, some sadhus were there, and they were quarreling for the
seat property of the mata. Gradually by seeing this, my spiritual faith reduced and I was
addicted to bad activities. Somehow by your mercy you showed the way to advance in
spirituality and to serve you by providing service in one of your mission that is TAPF. Still
I did not utilize this opportunity properly. Instead I made your followers to become
disgusted on me. But still you did not leave me you showed your causeless mercy on me.
Dear Prabhupada you are so merciful that even though you were too old you crossed the
sea and traveled around the world started this Krishna Consciousness movement to
preach teachings of Bhagavad gita and Bhagavatam to deliver conditioned living entities
from this material world. And also you built hundreds of temples across the world. And
you showed how to love Krishna and how to accept guru and obey his orders. And what
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are the principles we have to follow. Somehow again by your mercy you have given an
opportunity to associate with you by reading your books and also to associate with your
flowers. And how to understand Krishna and how to get lords mercy by serving his pure
devotees like you. And finally I have got little understanding about what spiritual life is
and who we are, why we are fallen here and how to go back to godhead.
By your grace you have completely changed my life and I have started to chant
Mahamantra 16 rounds a day without missing, reading your books and following
regulative principles and Ekadasi. And now I desire to serve you more and more.
Dear Prabhupada please bless us and forgive me for my offences which I have committed
at your lotus feet and to your followers. And give me strength to follow your orders and to
distribute your transcendental books and preach your message as much as possible. This
is the only way to enlighten all living entities in this material world for all the time. And
to practice Krishna Consciousness.
Hare Krishna
Your fallen servant
Vinay Kumar A
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.
Srila Prabhupada, it's been more than six years that I have been in touch with the
philosophy of KC now, for which I feel too elated and proud, but at the same time i feel
great amount of dissatisfaction in the heart also. Proud because I have a perfect master
like you, whose soothing warmth of protection I have felt all along this journey in KC.
And dissatisfaction, because even after understanding your exalted position as pure
devotee and representative of the lord who walked amongst us carrying lord's message, I
have shown little regard for your desires and instructions.
Srila Prabhupada, it's not that your mercy is not present or you have been partial in
distributing it. You have given us everything, but it's simply that I have not sufficiently
desired to show the service attitude to your words. You are daya-sindhu, ocean of mercy,
carrying the mercy of Krishna and showering it on anyone and everyone, it's we who
simply don't bother to care for it or understand its value. What qualification did I have to
chant Hare Krishna, which is said to be the rarest of the rare gem, which cannot be
achieved even after performing millions of births of pious activities, but today if at all I am
able to utter the holy names, it is simply because of your causeless mercy and nothing
else.
You once said that a disciple must take the instructions of his Spiritual Master as life and
soul, and should desire nothing else. And this you have practically demonstrated in your
own life by carrying out the instructions of your Spiritual Master with an unflinching faith
and undivided attention. I therefore pray to the dust of the lotus feet of your divine grace,
that somehow or the other infuse in me the same mood and attitude of yours, towards
your instructions without a tinge of personal motive, although I am now deeply lost in
fulfilling my unceasing material desires.
Five hundred years back, it was Sri Nityananda who delivered Jagai-Madai from their
abominable sins and condemned state of life by the mercy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu; and
in one lecture you mention that the present population is more or less but typical Jagai-
Madai, whose activities are in no way less condemned and sinful when compared to the
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Jagai-Madai of lord Caitanya's time and you delivered thousands of such Jagai-Madai’s
throughout the world by the mercy of Sri Nityananda. You could accomplish even more
than Sri Nityananda by his mercy and blessings. And Srila Prabhupada, by this
observation I feel immensely motivated and excited to say that we as your disciples can
achieve much more success than what you could, by your blessings, if we simply follow
your instructions and directions and take your words as life and soul with all sincerity and
seriousness and thus attract millions of souls to the lotus feet of Sri Krishna. And as stated
by you, this is the secret of advancement in devotional service and the fastest method of
seeing Krishna face to face.
On this auspicious day of your appearance, I bow down at your lotus feet and plead before
you to engage me perpetually in your service eternally for crores of births that I may have
to see.
Your most fallen servant,
Vinod
• • •
My obeisance to Jagadguru Srila Prabhupada, Srila Prabhupada ki Jai.
Before associating with ISKCON & Srila Prabhupada teachings, I was not aware of the real
purpose of my life & beauty of Krishna Consciousness.
It was due to the teachings of Srila Prabhupada through his books & association with his
devotees did I become aware of my real self, real glory of Lord Krishna & spiritual
enjoyment. Srila Prabhupada books are straight forward in giving the pure message of
servitor ship towards Lord Krishna & also show the path of how it can be followed. It also
shows how we can enjoy in chanting the names of Lord Krishna; relish prasadam offered
to Lord Krishna & be immersed in thoughts of Lord Krishna while performing our daily
duties.
I am just a beginner in the path shown by Srila Prabhupada & I already see the freshness,
values & enjoyment it has started bestowing in my life. I am greatly indebted & thankful
to Srila Prabhupada & his devotees with whose help I have started to live a better life &
have come in touch with the most important occupation of life Krishna Consciousness. I
hope with his blessings I get more & more involved in Krishna Consciousness & live a
life which takes me closer to Lord Krishna. I still have lots of defects in me & I hope with
his mercy I will overcome these defects and increase my commitment towards following
his principles.
Thanks for giving me an opportunity to express my gratitude towards Srila Prabhupada.
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada,
Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai,
Vishwanath
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance’s at your lotus feet. All glories to you!
On this auspicious occasion, you appeared in this material world, just to deliver the
conditioned souls and give your mercy and shelter even to the most sinful individuals in
the world.
Srila Prabhupada, please give me strength to follow your instructions sincerely. Please
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forgive me for all the offenses I have committed at your lotus feet. Please Srila
Prabhupada, give me strength so that I follow yours following instructions with firm
conviction and faith.
• Please help me to chant 16 rounds of HARE KRISHNA maha mantra nicely and
offenselessly.
• Follow the 4 regulative principles.
• Read your books regularly without fail.
• Render practical devotional service unto your lotus feet.
Before coming in contact with your movement, I was in full of ignorance; don’t know
what the goal of life is? working like a donkey, just to fulfill my lusty desires. It was
through your books I came to know what the aim of life is, Krishna, devotional service
etc.
Srila Prabhupada, you are great, how many hardships you have taken to preach the
message of God, which we cannot imagine. Srila Prabhupada, please give me your
causeless mercy, so that I can join temple as a full time devotee and serve your mission.
Prabhupada, please give me your mercy so that I can also contribute something to your
mission although I have no such qualification.
Kindly help me to be your sincere & grateful follower.
Your servant,
Venkat Kumar S
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Dear Prabhupada,
This most glories day and every other day of whole life let me offer my highest respect to
my savior and beloved spiritual master Srila Prabhupada.
I am really feeling short of vocabulary to express my position to you.
After reading your books and listening to lectures every day and chanting 16 rounds,
cooking the food for you and Radha Krishna and working in office 8 – 10 hours a day,
made me to think how this was possible for a fallen soul like me. I realized that it was all
because of your causeless mercy upon me.
Also to please you now days apart from my office work occupied in distributing your
mercy to youngster college book distribution program.
I beg at your lotus feet Prabhupada please keep me engaged in this service always.
Whenever I see you I felt you’re warning me about staying in this ignorant material world
and to come out of it. I feel I am incapable to control the desire of senses. Please give me
enough strength to control the senses so that I can chant nicely and rise above the 3
modes of material nature.
Please bestow me intelligence not to create any more offenses to your lotus feet
Jai Jai Srila Prabhupada
Your humble Servant
Vijay Kumar, Folk 8, Bangalore
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Hare Krishna,
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Feelings I could share wit you are
1) First time in my life I could able to realize little bit like I am a soul but not this
material body.
2) Before coming to your preaching center (ISKCON, Bangalore) even though I was
earning good amount of money I have no happiness. But you and your books realized me
that ultimate happiness will get only by loving the supreme personality of GODHEAD SRI
KRISHNA.
3) Now I came to know that definition of devotion showing towards LORD. Its not
just putting your hands together and ask for some material desire.
4) By your books and vani I realized that our nature is servant all the time. Highest
service is doing service to the Lord (SRI KRISHNA).
5) You opened my eyes that to rise the fundamental question of what is the purpose
of human life and this creation.
6) I hope Krishna consciousness moment is the only moment that can make every
one happy in this world.
7) From your teaching even everyone at our family is so happy by chanting “Hare
Krishna” Maha Mantra.
8) Able to know the definition of GOD and his existence and spirituality and how we
are connected to him.
9) From your books I could able to understand how much important chanting is. And
how it plays major role in improving the spirituality and connecting to the LORD.
Your servant
Vikas Badam
• • •
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at dust of your lotus feet. All glories to you.
I don’t have words to express my gratitude to you. Last whole year was very dramatic for
me and now if I see backwards I see only and only you cause less mercy there.
I remember exactly that in last year ‘Vyasa puja 2008’ I was sitting all along but I could
not write any thing about your glories. By that time I could not accept you as my Guru
Maharaja yet you took care of this insignificant person and accepted me as one of your
disciples.
How I should be thankful to you? You are continuously paving the way for me and I am
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such an insignificant person that I don’t have any thing to repay you.
You know that I make a lot of mistakes; I request to give me severe punishments for that
but please-please don’t deprive me from your service.
Kindly bless me that I will never forget your instructions and will keep moving further in
the path shown by you. Whenever you punish me kindly also give me power so that I can
bear that as I don’t have any personal power.
Please always engage me in your service.
Trying to become servant of the servant the servant of….. 1000 times servant
Vikram
• • •
Dearest Srila Prabhupada,
Your lotus feet is the only way by which I can attain pure devotional service. I bow to
your lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By your grace one can cross the ocean of
material suffering and obtain the mercy of Krishna.
My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from your
lotus mouth. Attachment to your lotus feet is the perfection that fulfills all desires.
You opened my darkened eyes and filled my heart with transcendental knowledge. You
are my lord birth after birth. From you ecstatic prema emanates, by you ignorance is
destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing of your character.
You are truly the ocean of mercy, friend of the poor and the lord and the master of the
devotees. O master! Be merciful unto me.Give me the shade of your lotus feet. Your fame
is spread all over the three worlds.
Srila Prabhupada kii jayyy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vivek Bansal
• • •
oḿ ajñna-timirndhasya ñnñjana-alkay cakṣur unmlitaḿ yena
tasmai r-gurave namaḥ r-caitanya-mano-'bhṣṭaḿ
sthpitaḿ yena bh-tale svayaḿ rpaḥ kad mahyaḿ
dadti sva-padntikam
I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the
torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him. When will Srila Rupa
Gosvami Prabhupada, who has established within this material world the mission to fulfill
the desire of Lord Caitanya, give me shelter under his lotus feet?
Srila Prabhupada I really don’t know how to thank you for your causeless mercy. You
have given the real knowledge. But I am such a rascal that I am not serious in taking the
advantage of the knowledge you have given. And I am simply wasting the rare
opportunity of human birth. Day in and day out I am trying to enjoy the material nature
even after knowing it to be flickering and temporary. I have totally lost my sense and
loitering like a mad man in the material ocean. My chanting has become more of
mechanical and it’s just for the name sake I am chanting 16 rounds. I am really feeling
helpless and deserted. Please pick me up and give the strength and determination to serve
you and Their Lordship Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra to best of my abilities. Please
always keep me in the association of your sincere devotees.
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Aspiring to be your Sincere Servant,
Vivek K R
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Dear Prabhupada,
I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, which
were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.
Since the time I have come in touch with your divine movement, I am slowly understating
the importance of what I have got. How I could take shelter of your lotus feet so easily? It
is only because of your causeless mercy upon me.
Almost a year is going to get completed at your shelter. The 1
st
half year was filled with
lots of material thoughts while doing services but your guidance has helped me to
progress towards the real aim of life. Though I have come to your graceful shelter still I
used to feel sometimes happy and some times morose. I feel happy whenever I render
some service unto your lotus feet. And I feel very morose whenever I think and act
whimsically. Even though you are providing me whatever I desired, still my mind is
unsatisfied.
Even though I am most comfortably situated at your lotus feet, my mind is searching
happiness with family and relatives association. Always these thoughts falsely make me to
feel happy. And my mind couldn’t shift to search happiness in serving your mission and
your association.
Prabhupada, every day after Mangalarati (before chanting begins) I stand before you and
pray to your lotus feet to chant 16 rounds of Hare Krishna Maha mantra attentively, to
read more than 2hr on regular basis, to sincerely follow your instructions, to render
devotional service, to follow the transcendental authority system, not to hurt other
devotees by my behavior and always wanting to become your eternal servant.
Even though I pray all these but I fail to achieve it. But still the next day, when I come
before you, you are merciful to bless me to achieve all this. Please guide me always form
within to follow your instructions nicely.
I pray to achieve devotion to you and please forgive me when I commit an
offence/mistake/sinful act or disobey you. Please bless me to achieve the desired goal to
serve your lotus feet eternally.
Your Disciple,
Vrajalila Dasa
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Respected Srila Prabhupada,
One more year has passed. Again with some ups and downs. As you said these will keep
coming and going but our devotional service should not slacken. Sometimes when I sit
and contemplate upon the mercy you have bestowed upon me, I understand what is
meant by causeless mercy. I really don’t know how services are happening, how I am able
to do sadhana, how this life is going ahead. There is not even a tinge of worry about the
future. Such a wonderful association of devotees is there. Miraculously services are
happening. Life has become so simple. Really that person is unfortunate who has an
opportunity to enter this vaikuntha life and yet he refuses to.
Prabhupada, so many desires are there to fulfill in your service. But at the same time many
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difficulties are there and many more are our shortcomings. As the saying goes, with great
power comes great responsibility. There are so many jivas towards whom we are
responsible as they see us as your representative. Maya knows how to lay a trap and make
us fall for puja, pratishta and labha. Sometimes we may not even know when and how we
have fallen prey to her trap. The Hare Krishna Maha-mantra and sadhana program you
have given us is the saving grace. So please bless that my sincerity towards these always
remains.
Prabhupada please bless me with humility and service attitude towards other viashanvas. I
am cognizant of the fact that their association and service the saving grace for me and
anyone who wants to seriously progress on the devotional path. Even if I cannot do any
good to a devotee, please bless me that no harm comes upon them due to me. I should
always see them with great respect. I really hanker for humility, the real decoration of a
vaishnava. And regarding non devotees this Virupaksha Dasa wishes in your service, like a
sharp shooter, to fire burning steel arrows right into their hearts and bend their heads at
your lotus feet. Prabhupada you have given such a wonderful philosophy that cannot be
defeated. Only thing is one should be blessed by Your Divine Grace to preach it and make
people’s head surrender at your lotus feet. I don’t know what kala has got in store for me,
but as long as life is there, brain is working, tongue is moving; please engage this jiva in
preaching Mahäprabhu’s mission.
You have written so many books by taking such a great trouble for us disciples. You had a
great desire that your disciples should read your books everyday. I have miserably failed
in following this instruction of yours. So many vows I have taken and then equal number
of times I have broken them. When will that thirst get satisfied? When will I relish the
rasa of reading your books? This pain is unbearable.
On this day we as your ‘trying to be sincere servants’ are supposed to offer homage unto
your lotus feet. But my offering is more like a list of requests rather than an offering.
Prabhupada when I turned back and saw, what have I achieved in past 4 years to offer at
your lotus feet, I couldn’t find anything. Rather there are more disglorious activities to my
credit. I have just spent years in ISKCON. everyone around me has accrued some spiritual
credits…but I am the same as I was when I joined. I realize, how really really unfortunate
I am. If I die today, I will not be able to answer in the next world, what service had I done
to my guru maharaja during my ‘Virupaksha Dasa’ life. Prabhupada this dasa doesn’t want
to remain like this forever. He really wants to be a qualified soldier of yours and thus begs
that you kindly be pleased upon him and make him worthy of your recognition.
Preaching your message, serving the vaishnavas, becoming humble, attending sadhana,
relishing the holy name, and always remembering Your Divine Grace…simple life. That’s
the desire…to offer all this unto you.
Jaya Srila Prabhupada.
Your servant
Virupaksha Dasa
• • •
oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä
cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti nämine
namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
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Dear Srila Prabhupada please accept my humble obencies unto your lotus feet today on
your 114th appearance day, the day you have started your pastimes in this earthly planet
Actually I have no intelligence & qualification to glorify you. You are so merciful to me
that, a chandala kind of person you have made into a small instrument of your great
mission.
Dear Srila Prabhupada! I think that I met your goodness by the will of providence Just so
that I accept you as captain of the ship for those who desire to cross the difficult ocean of
kali, which deteriorates all the good qualities of a human being.
Dear Srila Prabhupada! your mercy is just compared to sunlight and moon light just like
there is a verse said by Cäëakya Paëòita, na hi harate jyotsnaà candraç caëòäla-veçmani.
Caëòäla. Caëòäla means the low caste, lower than the çüdras. The meat-eaters. But that
does not mean that the moonlight is refused there. Moonlight is not refused. Because it is
the house of a caëòäla, therefore moon does not consider that he should be refused, or
sunlight is refused there. No. Sunlight is equally distributed. Na hi harate jyotsnaà
candraç caëòäla-veçmani. Chandra means the moon. Similarly, your
Mercy, He's not reluctant. That is called tulya-darçanäù. The mercy is open for everyone.
Dear Srila Prabhupada I am praying to you,
Please protect me from this ocean of material suffering.
Please protect me from lusty desires
Please protect me from Krishna’s external energy
Please protect me from vaishniva aparadha
Dear Srila Prabhupada Please give me strength to follow your instructions till my
Last breath such as, chanting 16 good rounds daily, attending sadhana, service, prasadam,
obeying the authorities order, serving your mission.
Trying to become your humble servant
Vishwambara Das, Ahmedabad
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Our dearest Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept our most humble obeisances at your lotus feet. All glories to Your Divine
Grace!
This is the most eagerly awaited day of the year for me, because we receive the nectar of
your glories from so many members of our Hare Krishna family. Their offerings on this
most auspicious Vyasa puja day show their love for you and their dedication to you and
your mission. Just by reading these heartfelt offerings, we realize how amazingly, year
after year, you attract so many souls throughout the world to take advantage and
participate in pure loving service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri
Krishna. Just by reading and hearing the Vyasa puja offerings from hundreds of your
devotees, one can get charged up to do more for your mission, and one realizes how we
are all most fortunate to be part of your family of the International Society for Krishna
Consciousness, the greatest mission in the universe.
Under your guidance and blessings, your movement is growing every day, in every corner
of the world. As Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu predicted Each and every town will be
echoed with chanting of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra very shortly.
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Every year our devotees upgrade and maintain the temple building to attract more and
more visitors. And now finally our new temple project is ready to explore. Kindly bestow
all the devotees to complete this project as soon as possible.
Most merciful Srila Prabhupada, students from universities and colleges come regularly to
experience and relish your magnificent establishment of Vedic culture. It is you who is
bringing this new wave of young, energetic, sincere souls to this temple. Please continue
showering your mercy on all of us so that we can serve you and your very dear Deities Sri
Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, and all the Vaishnavas until we leave our bodies.
Prabhupada, In Dwapara Yuga when Krishna was personally present, only Kamsa was
there to Kill him. But in Kali Yuga, hundreds of Kamsas are coming up to stop this
magnanimous movement which is started by you. Kindly guide us to overcome all these
Kamsas.
We have the tendency to run away from you; please hold our hands tightly so that we will
always remain at your lotus feet.
Seeking the forgiveness and blessings of all your followers,
Your Servant
Yagneshwara Dasa
• • •
Om ajnana timirandhasya gnananjana salakaya
Chaksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah
Namo om Vishnu padaya krsna prestaye bhutale
Srimate bhakti Vedanta swamin iti namine
Namaste saraswate deve gaura vani pracarine
Nirvisesa sunyavadi pascyata desa tarine
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Kindly accept this fallen soul’s obeisances unto your lotus feet. Two and half years passed
by in ISKCON. Many things I learned and it is an opportunity for me to learn every day.
This is all by your causeless mercy Prabhupada. As the days progressing I am realizing the
value rather importance of Sadhana and association of Vaishnavas very much. Prabhupada
always you refer a sloka saying “bramhande bramite kono bhagyavan jiv guru krishna
prasade pai bhakti lata bij”. I feel so fortunate that because of your causeless mercy,
today I am in this movement. But there are so many anarthas rambling in my mind body
system which I feel guilty. Sometimes I try to control it by referring to your purports and
slokas.
Prabhupada, this year I am in preaching service (LLP). I happened to meet various
categories of people day in and day out and used to listen from them many problems they
are facing, they will be happy seeing us in this position. At that point of time I feel this is
all because of your Divine Grace with out which I am doomed. I am not so eloquent in
talking but before I walk-in to any office or company or house to preach I pray for your
blessings so that I can express clearly about our program. I often remember the following
sloka Prabhupada. “Mukam karoti vacalam pangum langayate girim yat krpa tamaham
vande sri gurum dina taranam”. I get inspiration by memorizing this sloka.
Prabhupada I want to sincerely follow the principles as told by you. In many places you
quoted Prabhupada “One who follows discipline is a disciple”. So I want to be a sincere
disciple of your Divine Grace. Prabhupada, I saw in final lesson video that you are
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stressing on four things:
1) MANGALA ARATI 2)CHANTING 16 ROUNDS
3) SB CLASS 4)ASSOCIATION OF DEVOTEES
Till then I was following these things just like that. But when I saw that video for the first
time say in 2005, my eyes were opened. I did introspection. I realized the importance of
the Sadhana, Sadhu-sanga. Till date I am trying my best to follow these things, but
sometimes there are ups and downs Prabhupada. Especially chanting Prabhupada, I want
to chant attentively but as the round goes on I feel sleepy at some particular point of time,
unable to control. But I feel a day will come when I can chant the Holy names properly,
that is again by your causeless mercy. Prabhupada I repeatedly beg unto your lotus feet
again and again for your mercy.
Aspiring to be your servant,
Yaduraja Dasa, Vizag
• • •
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my prostrated obeisances to the dust of your lotus feet.
In the life’s journey we are going through, mostly unaware of why & where we are going,
Prabhupada you have shown us by your invaluable teachings and life, what is the
destination in our human form of life. At least for myself who was just in the limited
understanding of myself and things around me, leading a purposeless life, you have
opened my eyes to see the reality of life and beyond and a very purposeful life.
Mostly people think that they are free to do whatever they want, they can enjoy in
whatever way they wish etc.,. This type of independent thinking makes them to act in
such a way that will entangle themselves deeply in this material world. Actually we can
never be independent. In this conditional life we are completely under the control of this
material energy which is pulling us from all corners. It is like the dog being chained by
the master and the dog has to move according to the masters desire, similarly we are also
chained by the prakrti, material nature and we are being forced to act according to the
dictation of the material nature. Actually speaking both our legs and hands are tightly tied
by the ropes of material nature and still we are thinking that we are independent to do
anything. Only a mad man or as you say a person haunted by ghosts can think like this.
The reason which makes us think like this is our defiance to the authority of Krishna.
This is our main disease. This thinking has landed us in a very precarious condition of
constantly changing our bodies and wandering throughout the universe and suffering the
miserable conditions of this material world. Sometimes we ask why should we undergo so
much distress in this material world. The reason is obvious that we rebelled against the
Lord and wanted to enjoy this material world. In this way we are engaged in so many
unlawful activities only for the satisfaction of our senses. But the fact is that this material
world created by the Lord is a chance for the conditioned souls to rectify our enjoying
temperament. Lord has given immense opportunities for us to understand this and correct
ourself.
Prabhupada, one good realization which was bestowed upon me by your mercy is that we
should not think that all the success in my life is because of my hard work, but it is only
by the mercy of guru and Krishna. Materially people ascribe success as their own endeavor
and do not recognize the Lord’s will in success and when there is failure they blame God
and destiny and do not take the responsibility for the failure.
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Prabhupada, I always beg that you bestow more and more realizations upon me and make
me humble enough to deal with the vaishnavas in the way you desired the devotees have
to deal. I have always been very unkind in my behavior with other devotees. I wish that I
should suffer for all the offenses I have committed to your devotees. I beg you to bestow
spiritual intelligence upon me so that I will discontinue my offensive behavior. I pray that
you bestow spiritual strength upon me to chant my sixteen rounds everyday the way you
have instructed.
Forever your insignificant servant,
Yudhisthira Krishna Dasa, ISKCON Bellary
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