domingo, 19 de julho de 2009

"The Disappearance of Srila Bhaktiprajana Kesava Maharaja".

7. Ibid. Srila Prabhupada Lecture. "The Disappearance of Srila Bhaktiprajana Kesava Maharaja". Oct. 21, 1968. Seattle, Washington. pg. 31-35.

". . . One has to accept the renounced order (sannyasa) from another person who is in the renounced order. I never thought that I shall accept this renounced order or life. In my family life, when I was in the midst of my wife and children, sometimes I dreamt that my spiritual master was calling me and I was following him. When my dream was over, I was a little horrified and thought "Oh, Guru Maharaja wants me to become a sannyasi. How can I accept sannyasa?" At that time, I was not feeling very satisfied that I would have to give up my family and become a mendicant; it was a horrible feeling. But again I saw the same dream. So in this way I was fortunate. My Guru Maharaja (Srila Prabhupada begins to cry with a choked voice) pulled me out from this material life. I have not lost anything. He was so kind upon me. I have gained. I left three children, and I have got now three hundred children.

So I am not the loser. It is only our material conception if we thing that we shall be the loser by accepting Krsna. I can say from my practical experience that nobody is the loser. I was thinking, "How can I accept this renounced order of life? I cannot accept so much trouble." But I retired from my family life, and I was sitting alone in Vrindavana writing books. My Godbrother (Srila Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Goswami Maharaja) insisted, "Bhaktivedanta prabhu.." This title was given to me by the Vaisnava society. It is not that he insisted. Practically speaking my spiritual master insisted through him: "You accept".

Without accepting the renounced order of life, no one can become a preacher. He therefore forced me through this Godbrother who said, "You accept", and unwillingly I accepted. Then I remembered that Guru Maharaja wanted me to go to the Western countries. So I am feeling now very much obliged to my Godbrother, because he carried out the wish of my spiritual master and forced me to accept this sannyasa order)

Ibid. Letter to Sripad Trivikrama Maharaja. Seattle, Wa. Oct. 22, 1968 pg.38-39.

. . ."The greatest compassion of Srila Kesava Maharaja was to make me a sannyasi. I had taken a vow that I would never accept sannyasa, but Srila Maharaja forcibly gave it to me. He would certainly have been most pleased today to see the success of my preaching....I was a staunch grhamedi (one who is absorbed in household affairs). Srila Prabhupada used to come to me in dreams from time to time and call me to renounce family life and come along with him. The dreams would frighten me and make me think that I would have to accept sannyasa. I didn't have any desire to take sannyasa. But upon the repeated insistence of Sripada Narayana Maharaja, Srila Kesava Maharaja bestowed boundless mercy upon this unwilling and blind person, by forcibly giving my sannyasa. It seems that this desire of Srila Prabhupada's was transmitted into his heart, and it was thus that my sannyasa was accomplished. So I am eternally indebted to Srila Maharaja.". . .

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Sri Guru-vandana

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The Worship of Sri Guru
(from Prema-bhakti-candrika)
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1
sri-guru-carana-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma,
bando mui savadhana mate
jahara prasade bhai, e bhava toriya jai,
krsna-prapti hoy jaha ha'to

2
guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya,
ar na koriho mane asa
sri-guru-carane rati, ei se uttama-gati,
je prasade pure sarv asa

3
cakhu-dan dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei,
divya-jnan hrde prokasito
prema-bhakti jaha hoite, avidya vinasa jate,
vede gay jahara carito

4
sri-guru karuna-sindhu, adhama janara bandhu,
lokanath lokera jivana
ha ha prabhu koro doya, deho more pada-chaya,
ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana

TRANSLATION

1
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 Krsna.

2
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.

3
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.

4
Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the fiend 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.

Maha Mantra

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare



LOTUS

Jaya Srila Gurudeva , Srila Prabhupada Ki Jay !

All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga!

All glories to Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada !

Gaura premanande Haribol!