Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj - Vyasa Puja 2010 - Part 11

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the glorification and remembrances of our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj, that took place during the auspicious occasion of the Vyasa Puja, December 21, 2010, in Shree Shree Radha Neel Madhav Dham, Rajkot. Let us continue to hear the offerings done by other devotees.

HG Jyeshta Mataji glorified Maharaj for his gravity, thoughtfulness and pleasing nature.

HG Krpanavatsala Krishna Prabhuji glorified Maharaj for being a perfect acarya and always practising whatever he preached. Prabhuji recollected one particular instance wherein when he entered the room where Maharaj was staying and paid obeisances to him. As Prabhuji was getting up, he was surprised to hear Maharaj say "vaancha kalpa tarubhyas ca". Gurudev's humble reciprocation has taught us how we need to respect all living entities irrespective of their age.

HG Lakshmi Priya Mataji expressed her gratitude to Maharaj for giving her shelter and thanked him for the spiritual strength which he had blessed her, which especially helped her to face the struggles that she faced during the birth of her son, Yadunandan.

HG Manmohan Krishna Prabhuji expressed his gratitude to Maharaj for his causeless mercy in giving him shelter and for always reciprocating to sincere prayers for spiritual advancement.

HG Narahari Krishna Prabhuji glorified Maharaj as a Mahabhagavata who not only practised Bhagavatam but also helped all suffering souls to practically apply Bhagavatam in our day to day lives. Prabhuji, specially thanked Maharaj for his following powerful advice - "Please don't go to Allopathy medicines as far as possible. Take ginger-honey regularly. Ginger is the king of all medicines and more you use it in your food, your body will remain healthy and then you can use it nicely in Krishna's service."

HG Shanthakara Prabhuji and HG Shanti Mathaji glorified Maharaj as the rare devotee whom Lord Krishna is mentioning in verse 7.3 of Bhagavad Gita - "Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavour for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth."

HG Sri Radha Radhika Mataji (Supriya aged 8) thanked Maharaj for helping her understand that without Krishna life is zero. Zeroes have no value. But if we put "1" in front of it then the number has value. Krishna is like that "1" and simply by adding Krishna in our life, our life becomes meaningful. Mataji also thanked Maharaj for asking her to tell shlokas with translation.

For those of you who don't know HG Shree Radha Radhika Mathaji, (daughter of HG Gopal Krishna Prabhuji and HG Prasanna Lakshmi Mataji) is a very dear disciple of Maharaj. Right from the age of less than 2 years old (as soon as she started speaking), she started reciting shlokas from Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam and has been inspiring many souls wherever she goes.  In Jan 2010, when she met Maharaj in the Bhaktivedanta hospital, Maharaj lovingly said - "I was just waiting for you only." Immediately Mataji recited - "kasturi tilakam lalata patale" for the pleasure of Maharaj and Krishna. At that time Maharaj told her to study Jantu prayers with translation. She took his words to her heart and on the auspicious occasion of Vyasa Puja, in front of Maharaj's samadhi, she recited the whole prayers (Srimad Bhagavatam verses 3.31.12-21) by-heart along with the translation for the pleasure of Maharaj. One of the noble, unique quality of Mathaji is that she follows the instructions of Maharaj 100%. All glories to her sincerity. We pray that someday or other, we also become sincere in following instructions of Maharaj.

The next offering was done by HG Svayam Sphurti Krishna Prabhu from Abu Dhabi. Prabhuji thanked Maharaj for teaching us how to live and how to leave. Maharaj has taught us how to hear Srimad Bhagavatam with rapt attention, how to preach the message to others and how to apply the same in practical life. He has taught us the importance of purity in eating, sleeping and thinking. Prabhuji recollected one of Maharaj's teaching - "Attached person never smile at others. A detached person always smiles at others." Maharaj always has an oceanic smile on his face and simply remembering his smile gives us a lot of strength.

Krishna willing we shall try to share the other glorifications and remembrances of Gurudev, that took place on his appearance day in the subsequent offerings.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.