We want to thank you for your sincere prayers, affectionate assistance and kind support over the last three weeks. Srila Gurudeva has accepted all of your offerings and sends his heartly blessings to all of you.
When Sri Krsna appears in this world, He performs many wonderful lilas. One of His most merciful lilas is that He arranges for His pure devotees to appear in this world and manifest their pastimes of distributing unprecedented mercy to the conditioned living entities such as us. To receive the association of Krsna’s stalwart devotees is our greatest good fortune.
The final pastime of Sri Krsna and His pure devotees is their disappearance from our external vision. This is extremely painful and very difficult to understand. Those of us who are still in this world are drowned in feelings of separation. Krsna’s pure devotees are non-different from Him. They are not mortal beings, for they never identify with worldly conceptions. Krsna’s pure devotees are constantly absorbed in glorifying Krsna’s pastimes, transcendental qualities, associates and loving exchanges. For our benefit they remind us repeatedly that we are not these physical bodies; they emphasize that we are eternal, spiritual personalities who are by constitution meant to experience our loving relationship with Sri Krsna. The nature of this relationship is one of selfless, loving service only.
Some of us are blessed to have had the association of maha-bhagavata Vaisnavas such as param pujyapada Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja, param pujyapada Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaja, param pujyapada Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Maharaja, param pujyapada Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaja and param pujyapada Srila Gaura Govinda Maharaja. For those of us who have become attached to them, strong feelings of separation manifest often, if not all the time.
We cannot imagine what our life would be without having received the causeless mercy of Sri Guru. Therefore we aspire to remember and glorify Sri Guru every moment of the day.
Our Srila Gurudeva, paramaradhyata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayan Gosvami Maharaja, is a bosom friend of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja and has served him selflessly, especially at the time of his departure and the years after. Now it is becoming increasingly probable that Srila Gurudeva is completing his pastimes in this world and will soon disappear from our external vision. None of us desires this to happen but it is sure to happen at some stage, despite all medicines, care and qualified doctors. He kindly allows us to adjust to the inevitable by displaying his lila of sickness. His everything is for others only and so is this final pastime.
We maintain great hope and do believe in miracles. However, we must be realistic at the same time. Under the present circumstances, it is possible that Srila Gurudeva may enter final Samadhi at some time this month. We are consulting with our doctors and will decide very soon when we will travel to Govardhan. Srila Gurudeva has expressed his desire to go there.
Given these circumstances, we humbly request you all to consider whether it is possible for you to come to Vraja and receive Srila Gurudeva’s darshan for the last time.
Vaisnavadasanudasa & aspirant for the service of Sri Guru and the Vaisnavas
Swami B.V. Madhava & Brajanath das
One should understand Krishna in truth, and this one can do only by serving a pure devotee.
Srimad Bhagavatam, 7.9.24