All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga!
Srila Bhakti Vigyan Bharati Maharaj was a friend to me for more then 25 years.
His superiority in age and in all the aspects were not hindrances for having a wonderful deep friendship. I shared so many beautiful moments with him while he was preparing Chaitanya Charitamrita with Srila Bhakti Prasad Puri Maharaj in Vrindavan.
He was that type of Shiksa Guru who makes you always feel that you have a dear friend who you can fully trust. His departure is a great loss for the international Vaishnava Community, as the Chief Adviser of the World Vaishnava Association he gave me even more mercy. Only then he started to be so busy as disciples flocked to him from all over the world after Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaj left the world.
I pray for his mercy. He has taken with him a memory of love for all other Gaudiya Acaryas and their holy lilas. Fortunately he shared quite a few of them in his late lectures compiled in some books as well.
We will always remember this stalward soul who made the lotus feet of his Gurudeva Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhava Maharaj his life and soul.
Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti
aspiring to be vaishnava dasanudas