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Addresses to the Grand Spiritual Master

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The following addresses of worship unto Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, were submitted by the students of Bhaktivedanta Swami, the foremost disciple of Bhaktisiddhanta. They were mailed to Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta on the Appearance Day of Bhaktisiddhanta, and Prabhupada has requested they all appear in BACK TO GODHEAD.

1970-01-33-05I humbly offer my most respectful obeisances to the divine lotus feet of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati on this blessed day, his appearance in this mortal world. O most divine representative of our Lord Sri Krsna, you have so mercifully sent our beloved Prabhupada, who has delivered us from the wretched sinful life we were engaged in. I have no words from this contaminated mouth with which to glorify your holy name. But I humbly offer my most sincere thank you for sending His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, our most blessed lord and saviour Prabhupada.

All glories to Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj. All glories to Sri Guru.

Madhavananda dasa Brahmacari

I am just a particle of dirt that has been lustfully lingering in this material world since time immemorial in the darkness of nescience. Somehow or other I was blown by the wind and dropped in the infinite ocean of transcendental mercy of the disciplic succession. At this most auspicious time, I respectfully offer my most worthless obeisances at the divine lotus feet of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj, whose divine teachings are eternally benedicting the fallen conditioned souls with the absolute transcendental message, love of God, Lord Sri Krsna. I only pray to Lord Krsna that I am always humble and submissive at the pure lotus feet of His Divine Grace and never give up the shade of his feet for the miserable existence of sense gratification and mental speculation that is ever tempting me, the most fallen.

Thank you, your Grace, for sending Prabhupada here, thus saving me from the most miserable condition of existence. All glories are unto you, O the spiritual master and servant of Sarasvati Gosvami. You are the deliverer of Lord Caitanya’s message, and it was your divine order that sent our beloved Srila Prabhupada to deliver the western countries, which are full with impersonalism and voidism.

All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga!

All glories to Prabhupada’s Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj! Your servant,

Svarupa dasa Brahmacari

Bhaktivinode had one son whose name was Bhaktisiddhanta;
The divine spiritual master of A.C. Bhaktivedanta.
As a child he was placed before Lord Jagannathaji;
The Lord’s garland fell upon him mercifully.
He recited the Gita at the age of seven,
Which clearly shows that he was sent from heaven.
As a spiritual master he was very strict;
He allowed no nonsense and mystic yogic tricks.

Our Prabhupada was reluctant to see him that day;
However, being persuaded by his friend, he went anyway.
Just that second of association with Srila Sarasvati,
Was the beginning of Prabhupada’s service to root the maya-vadi.
“Go to the Western world and preach this teaching there;
Every town and city will chant as is Caitanya’s prayer.”
Their intimate relationship developed thick and thin;
Prabhupada would chant japa in the room with him.
And so it came to pass from this world Sarasvati departed,
But not before he told Prabhupada to get started.
It is his order only that Prabhupada is here,
Who taught us Hare Krsna which brings our love so near.
As we have accepted Prabhupada in humble submission,
Now Bhaktisiddhanta is our grandfather in disciplic succession.
We can only thank you, dearest grandfather Bhaktisiddhanta,
Thank you for giving us Prabhupada, the topmost paramahamsa

Saradia devi dasi

Prabhupada’s Guru Maharaj

Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur,
Upon this earth his mercy has poured.
He is in Lord Caitanya’s disciplic succession,
Spreading love of Krsna is his eternal mission.
By his grace he has sent Srila Prabhupada here,
To teach us about Krsna, who is so dear.
He will surely bring us, without any fear,
To serving the Lord, our only natural career.
We must follow his teachings, all of us,
To rid the mind of material dust.
This is for sure the only solution,
To be with Krsna, and not in illusion.
So please surrender, everyone!
To Srila Bhaktivinode’s transcendental son,
Spiritual master of our Prabhupadaji,
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati.

Lilasuka devi dasi

O venerated paramahamsa,
as I speed throughout
these next million births,
I beg it be
at the sacred feet
of he who churns always
within the nectar of your lotus ways.
And tho, today
I prostrate bound,
and this chalise
can but eclipse
your effulgent glories,
still, as the father
pardons to teach his son,
I beg you link me
upon your golden chain,
O great and perfect one.

Karunamaya dasa Brahmacari

Jagat Nrsima Guru

Humble obeisances are due unto you O Prabhupada. You are spiritual master of this planet and you have come to the children of Kali yuga to replace a life worse than death with the yoga of ecstasy.

Remembrance in loving obeisance must always be given unto my grand spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami, who is always engaged in assisting the gopis of Vrndavana as the manjari. Because he is very dear to Govinda Gopala, he has come to establish Lord Caitanya’s teachings of traditional Vaisnavism in preparation of Kali yuga’s golden age.

O eternal ray of Krsna, O thou messenger of Govinda’s flute,
Thy blessed countenance I did recall when once I walked a wayward route.
Effulgent was thy personage, thou did beg I seek my Lord
So the asuras within my heart could breathe their last by the mercy of His sword.
Prabhupada has told us thou art an evangelic angel Krsna sent
He told us as a surrendered soul he is thine serving instrument.
As electric current, Krsna’s blessing flows through the heart of devotee pure,
And in the following of your most blessed footprints all glories are found for sure.
Durga’s jailhouse tower of void is now lying crumbled in the dust,
Now open wide Vaikuntha’s gate, and dovetailed is our lust.
Your touchstone fingers have picked us up to protect us with your might,
And in the presence of your brilliance vanished now despair of night.
Secure thou were in knowledge that the great chain must stay unbroken:
Thus you ordered this sublime tradition spread to where the English tongue is spoken.
In the woods of New Vrndavana Prabhupada said Krsna sent him here,
Though thanklessly—I yearn to bathe thy feet with my ungrateful tears.
Just as a fish spends its time eating waste up from the ocean floor,
Any remnant of prasadam your devotee leaves behind is mine in glory to devour.
This aquatic bathes in nectar now, while poison was my wash before;
Each grain of dust your foot has touched is nectarine and I your omnivore.
As the grandfather showers his mercy upon the gurgling babe
With more mercy than the parent I beg you bless me in that way.
But my lord and master Prabhupada desires sons who see tapasya in each test;
Therefore within his holy lotus heart your dream of world sankirtana may rest.
The hypocrisy of Kali yuga the American Vaisnavas do deplore;
Sankirtana its mighty cure more fierce than Lord Nrsimha’s roar!
Eyes that pierce can see your grand swan’s bliss is as sweet as lotus flowers,
And your miracle of Krsna consciousness surpasses Brahma’s powers.
O master of my master, O modern Sukadeva,
Thy sweet will alone our shelter be from Yamaraj’s fiery grave.
Just as all the rivers of the world do serve the ocean blue,
So all pious men of Kali yuga shall do service unto you.
Never must I think I am surrendered servant of the feet of your Divine Grace;
Prabhupada alone serves thy feet for the deliverance of the human race.
He is the surrendered soul of Krsna’s swan, he the pure devotee
Because Prabhupada loves Sri Jagat Guru, and thus spoke he: “Gurudev loves me.”
Heaven’s damsels I may be offered or the liberation of soma-rasa,
But I would fall from these senseless ventures believing all I thought mine lost;
I would suffer flaws and then reactions but I’d never suffer worse
If somehow from you I were removed, O uplifter of the universe!
Sac-cid-ananda-vigraha is written clearly upon thy face,
And millions offer homage unto the lotus feet of your most holy grace.
Grandfather thou art of a generation of righteous saints and kings
Who likewise will teach others of the power your greatest disciple brings.

Patit Uddharan dasa Brahmacari

Beloved Guru Maharaj
I worship your grace
Bhaktisiddhanta
Shelter to the race
and Bhaktivedanta
You taught my guru;
You have spoken the truth.
Your words are still new,
Your back straight as youth.
You are so austere: You keep every rule.
And the rascals fear you
The impersonal fools!
But Prabhupada does love you,
And we him do love
And the love goes on through
To Krsna above.
He is in Vrndavana,
We the material well;
Disciple’s chain we grab on,
Back to Him, done with hell.

Giriraja dasa Brahmacari

All glories, all glories to Your Divine Grace
Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj,
Beloved spiritual master of Srila Prabhupada.
All glories, all glories to Your Divine Grace
Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj,
Who came to expound the teachings of Srila Rupa Gosvami.
All glories, all glories to Your Divine Grace
Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj,
Founder of Gaudiya Math Sampradaya and
Rejuvenator of pure bhakti cult.
All glories, all glories to Your Divine Grace
Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj,
O ray of Visnu; Son of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur.

Dearest Guru Maharaj,

Please accept my most prostrated obeisances at your transcendental lotus feet time and time and time again. You have so kindly given me the opportunity on this most auspicious day—that of your appearance—to write this pitifully inadequate appreciation of your unlimited mercy. All glories, all glories to you. I am so very much indebted to you, for if it weren’t for your causeless mercy, I wouldn’t have come to Srila Prabhupada, my beloved spiritual master, or have known at all who is Krsna. Nor would I have had the strength to stay in Krsna consciousness. You are my guardian, my grandfather, and I know that you are always looking after me. I am so very fallen, but still you are always there to help me. You are always so mercifully answering my prayers.

I remember the eve of my initiation; my body was ill and I couldn’t rest—doubting that initiation was the right thing. And so I was chanting Hare Krsna vigorously, praying to someone to please help me over this dilemma. And though I didn’t know you (but had just once seen your picture), still I could feel your presence that night so strongly, and I know it was you who was guiding me.

After initiation, for some months I was still suffering from that most disgusting infection: impersonalism, and from within I knew that if I just prayed to you to give me strength to forget my past life I would see the form of Krsna as the Supreme Absolute Truth. And to this day I am still praying to you every evening: Your Divine Grace, please don’t let me fall down, but help me to surrender myself cent per cent at the lotus feet of your spiritual son, Srila Prabhupada. And just looking at your picture, your erect unflinching posture, gives me all the strength I need to battle any impersonal calamities.

When I became agitated in mind due to sex impulse, again I prayed to you, the most perfect Brahmacari, for strength not to give in to bodily impulses, but instead fix my mind on the form of the Lord. Again you gave me sufficient strength. Whenever I have been very much distressed I have turned to you through prayer, and I know you are always with me and guiding me back home, back to Godhead. Eternally your most unworthy servant,

Aravinda dasa Brahmacari

I offer my most humble and respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of His Divinc Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, my spiritual master, who has come to the Western world, which is so full of voidness and impersonalism. He has come to deliver the benediction of Lord Caitanya’s Krsna consciousness movement, under the direct order of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, our spiritual grandfather. He lives forever by his divine instructions, and the follower lives with him. Let us all become followers of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada! While the mental speculators spend countless lifetimes licking the Bhagavad-gita bottle of honey, he has opened this bottle and distributed the Krsna consciousness honey to his confidential servitor. By the Divine Grace of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, unlimited numbers of fallen souls afflicted with skin disease can be fully liberated from all bodily misery and go directly back to Godhead, and nations of dead men have been revived and are now dancing and chanting in ecstasy. Against all opposition, he has definitely established that anyone from any part of the universe can become a qualified Gaudiya Vaisnava simply by following the regulative principles of devotional service. Thus he has sent His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to create Vaisnavas all over this planet. I pray for the mercy of the disciplic succession, that I may have a stout broomstick and a heavy shoe, with which to beat my rascal mind 100 times, morning and evening, so that I may have a chance for executing the sacred order of my beloved spiritual master. I pray to become their instrument.

Jayadvaita dasa Brahmacari

Prayer To Guru Maharaj

Oh grand spiritual master, please forgive me for this broken expression in my own words, unto you who is very dear to Radharani and beyond my contaminated understanding. One day in the hospital my spiritual master, your foremost disciple and spiritual son, said he didn’t know Krsna, he just knew you, his Guru Maharaj. During those days he also offered flowers to a picture of you, and I could understand that when you accept it, it is as good as accepted by the Lord. It is now many years since your disciple who is now the acarya for the age, Bhaktivedanta Swami, first wrote, “The Lord is sentient thou hast proved, impersonal calamity thou has moved.” He, the world’s Prabhupada, is certainly now your most prominent, faithful son. He has captured the western world at your command. We, your grandchildren, joyfully sing Gauranga’s praises where only yesterday we were drug-infested, obscene and miserable. How has he done this? He says, “I have done nothing extraordinary. I am following the instructions of my Guru Maharaj.”

So in Prabhupada’s example we see it is practically true: the sat guru is so potent that simply to do what he asks can conquer the world. And now we are engaged in stabilizing Krsna consciousness all over the world, and many are coming. It is as if we are trying to distribute a langero mango free of charge, and many are suspicious of love of God; but if we persist, as did our Prabhupada, then success is guaranteed. On your appearance day I simply pray, grandfather guru that you allow all Prabhupada’s sons and daughters to remain steadfast at your feet, and let us, through thick and thin, remain the personal servants of Bhaktivedanta Swami, our eternal father. Please be kind to bless us in this way. All glories to Vaisnava Sampradaya! All glories to Simha Guru our learned guide!

Satsvarupa dasa Adhikari

Dear Guru Maharaj,

Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet. You are known as Sringha Guru, and therefore the impersonalists were afraid to approach you. Two weeks before your disappearance from this mortal world you wrote one letter to Prabhupada instructing him to deliver the sublime teachings of Lord Caitanya to the west. Thousands of years of penances and austerities may not liberate a conditioned soul who has fallen into the dark well of material existence; but one word from the pure devotee, and he is at once freed. You saved Prabhupada from engagement in material affairs by honoring His Divine Grace with transcendental loving service of the dust of your lotus feet. He said you are like an ocean and have pulled him out of material existence. Now by your grace Prabhupada is the most powerful personality in the three worlds, as he can deliver the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

You were born in one place, Prabhupada was born in another, and we were born in still another, but Krsna has brought us all together to push on the sankirtana movement.

The grandfather takes better care of the children than the father, and therefore you must be even more merciful than our most merciful Prabhupada. So my dear Guru Maharaj, I only pray to you that in some birth I may develop a tiny fraction of the love for Prabhupada that he has for you. I pray that I may remain a tiny part in his gigantic plan of dragging all of us back to Godhead. Your servant,

Jadurani devi dasi

Dear Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada Maharaj,

Please accept my most humble obeisances at your lotus feet. On this day of your appearance, I want to please offer my prostrated obeisances to you again and again, for it is by your mercy only that I am having bestowed upon me the mercy of your beloved disciple, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who is teaching me how to love the Supreme Lord, Sri Krsna. Before finding Prabhupada, I had nothing, and now, being given the opportunity to serve him, I have everything. Prabhupada has said so many times that he has come here to spread Krsna consciousness simply because you have ordered him to do so. So actually, I have you to thank for everything, for it is completely by your grace that Prabhupada has come here. So, please, on this day of your appearance, accept my repeated obeisances again and again and again. Always your servant,

Arundhati devi dasi

All glories to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami.
Your garlanded picture on the wall in front of me:
You are looking very beautiful and grave,
You whose mind is fixed on Lord Caitanyadev.
By your mercy, for love of you, Prabhupada is here;
Your message, love of Krsna, is ringing loud and clear.
I want to thank you on this auspicious day
For sending our dear Prabhupada to save us from our ways.
I am especially the most wretched devotee of all,
And it is by your mercy only I do not fall.
And I pray, dear Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati,
That I may serve Prabhupada from now until eternity,
That I may one day become humble and sincere,
And learn to love Krsna, to whom you are so dear.

Balai dasi

Prabhupada, you are like a touchstone,
The land of Cintamani Dham is your home.
Your holy self is far more than royal,
Your nectar love of Krsna is true and loyal.
From the golden lotus-flowered succession you have come to here,
Saint Bhaktisiddhanta’s divine instruction has been captured by your lotus ear.
By the infallible line of perfected spiritual masters with the transcendental view,
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta is so beautifully transcendental, just like you.
Oh, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, my Prabhupada loves you so,
I offer all obeisances to you, from myself so very low.
I see in your book, Relative Worlds, a great thing about you:
Even the greatest English erudite scholar, next to you is but a fool.
You are the greatest of all the learned men,
To Goloka Vrndavana, a saving hand you lend.
You are so kindly and completely, showing us all,
We puffed up souls, don’t know anything at all.
By your mercy, my dear grandfather, master, we are having a sweet taste
Of this beautious Krsna consciousness, you’ve sent our Prabhupada, so full of divine grace.
It’s so wonderful!! What your disciple, Prabhupada, says is really so,
This nectarean chanting is making our love for Lord Krsna grow.
Your messages of Goloka and the aratrika prayers, so sweet and true,
All obeisances, all obeisances, all obeisances unto you.
Oh, Guru Maharaj of my Guru Maharaj, although I have no right, let me make one crying plea,
Although you are showing freely the blissful devotional sea,
I am still lost, absorbed in envy, greed, I’m so perverted, I cannot see,
Oh Guru Maharaj of my Guru Maharaj, never let me fall from the service of thee.

Vaikunthanatha dasa Adhikari

When will this mind cease to reflect the horrors of my lust,
Just chanting Hare Krsna vanishes the dust.
My thoughts they are so selfish to satisfy my needs,
By chanting Hare Krsna uprooting all bad seeds,
This illusioned fallen soul I am, a victim of Kali’s prey,
The mercy of his lotus feet I need in every way.

Dear Guru Maharaj, I beg to present my prostrated obeisances unto your divine lotus feet on this, your appearance day.

Sridama dasa Brahmacari

As I journeyed in a labyrinth of darkness with ignorance and passion at each step, and the glitter of maya as my only illusory refuge, I screamed for mercy, for a light of truth. Amidst this world of confusion and sleep I heard and echoed a sound that seemed to come from the remotest corner of my heart. It was Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, the holy mahamantra. By chanting and hearing, the maze dissolved, and in its place dawned the sweetest, purest, most glorious sense of eternal bliss and divine link with the all-attractive Supreme Personality, Lord Sri Krsna. And now by Krsna’s causeless mercy, I am guided toward the supreme destination, back to Godhead. Thank you, Your Divine Grace, for saving me. Thank you for giving us Prabhupada. On this sacred day of your appearance, I muster all the gratitude of my unworthy self and offer obeisances unto your holy lotus feet.

Manmohini devi dasi

My dear Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj,

We cannot hope to begin to praise you, and yet by the inconceivable mercy of your transcendental son, Bhaktivedanta Swami, we are writing these meager words for this auspicious day.

All glories, all glories, all glories to the Appearance of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati!

You come as the son of Bhaktivinode Thakur, just to show us what the transcendental product of household life should be.

You are eternally Brahmacari, and yet the numbers of children you have fathered are uncountable.

By your causeless grace upon the western world, so many souls from this land of license are entering the sublime path of bhakti, being so attracted to your beloved son.

Simply because he heard you, all the nectar of Krsna consciousness is flowing across oceans to our parched ears.

We do not know you, and yet you are caring for us even better than our own spiritual father.

So we are very much desirous of taking shelter at your lotus feet, but we are afraid to approach you, having not an ounce of austerity or intelligence. But because our spiritual master is so kind upon us, he is giving us the opportunity to address your holiness in this way. So may we appeal to you—help us keep ourselves for Krsna. We are so much a prey to the agitations of this mind-body, and you are the perfect master of the senses, so only you can help us look within for the treasure of our lives. Please pull us out of the mire or our ignorance, and even if you must drag us by the hair, kicking and screaming, like children balking at the sternness of their wise grandfather, please, please help us be ourselves again. Restore this battered consciousness to its natural condition.

We know that if you will be kind upon us, only then will Lord Nityananda cast His blissful glance over our unbowed heads. Since you are so dear to Srimati Radharani, help us heal these broken tools for Her service.

It is unto your lotus feet, O Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada Maharaj, the deliverer of the science of Krsna and the personified teachings of Lord Caitanya, that we offer our most respectful obeisances.

Despite these pitiable and unworthy appeals, may we be your eternal servitors.

Murari dasa Adhikari, Lilavati devi dasi, Subhadra devi dasi

Oh my dear Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada, you are the ocean of transparent mercy who has sent your loving disciple Srila Prabhupada to flood the world with Hare Krsna love of God vibrations.

We were demons envious of Krsna and unhappy, but now by your mercy Prabhupada has come and dissolved this madness with the magic wand of Sri Krsna Caitanya sankirtana. All glories to Your Divine Grace’s lotus feet! All glories to he who is always serving at your lotus feet! All glories to Sri Sri Radha Krsna! Repeat! Repeat! Repeat!

Nanda Kisora dasa Adhikari, Jahnavadevidasi

All glories to you, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta, preceptor of Srila Prabhupada. Siddhanta Thou truly art the conclusion of the ripest fruit upon the Vedic tree. By your sweet grace you have set us free.

You the unflinching lion, who having quelled the maya-vadi’s deathly trance, now a conquering hero, have taken the regal stance.

Your presence has outshone illusion’s most deceptive maze, and your greatest gift has been to send us the shelter of Srila Prabhupada’s unflinching gaze.

All glory to you, who are not different than Srimad-Bhagavatam.

All glory to you, nectarean moon, distributor of Visnu’s rays.

I humbly bow at Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet, knowing that a father is most pleased when honor is given to his son, so kindly accept this worthless gift.

My service to parampara from now on.

Naranarayana dasa Adhikari

I beg to ask of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to kindly convey my humble obeisances unto the dust of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacarya 108 Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Gosvami Prabhupada. Even my obeisances are worthless. But you purify everything by engaging it in Krsna’s transcendental loving service, thus making a fallen soul such as I worthy to serve superior authorities. So therefore I am coming to you.

I am part and parcel of Krsna and eligible for going back to Godhead, but I am forgetful and in my ignorance I forget who I am and what the purpose of life is. Please force me, Prabhupada, to always remember my constitutional position. Please force me.

Brahmananda dasa Brahmacari

We offer our humble obeisances unto His Divine Grace Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacarya 108 Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj.

Like a thunderbolt, His demeanor is straight and bold, fearless. His grace, like a rose, is soft and sweet. His spiritual son, Prabhupada, is merciful and kind. Please help us to know your mercy. Your ungrateful servants,

Sacisuta dasa Adhikari, Indumati devi dasi

Humble servants we are of Bhaktivedanta Gosvami, who presses holy head to your feet, the sheltering refuge. Oh the most regal lion guru, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati! You whose roaring of the message of Lord Caitanyadeva will pierce this dark jungle of Kali. Then the jackal that is our mind on hearing such a roar may run to relinquish the eatable thing it has stolen from the lion to enjoy in fearful secrecy. But we are calling in faint voices upon the mercy of your regal strength to catch the jackal and destroy him and take back your due, our eternal service unto your lotus feet, Oh most beloved Gurudeva.

Bharadraja dasa Adhikari, Rukmini devi dasi

Peculiar Canons Of Distaste

The materialistic demeanor will not insure
that this phenomenal existence will not recur.
But what will, my friends, I’m sure,
is listening to Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur.
Infinitesimal absolute is not supreme,
But disassociated from the Absolute by his foolish dream
Between two infinite dominions he trod,
And started thinking, “Perhaps I’m God.”
Transcendence regrets these fallen ways,
But facilitates with this phenomenal phase.
Those who exhibit distaste for this mundane sod
Will do well to follow Bhaktisiddhanta Srila Prabhupada.
Variegated positions of the Absolute resemble
Plural phases of this transitory ensemble.
So we offer an anthropomorphic suggestion,
And discredited transcendence as a cultural extension.
But these conceptions are philosphical pretensions,
Concocted in whole by our limited inventions.
But for those who truly wish to see,
The Lord has sent Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati.
His teachings are there, regardless of caste,
So find them quickly, time is slipping fast.
This one life will soon be past;
Only what’s done for Krsna will last.

Uddhava dasa Adhikari

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