Complete Dependence on the Holy Name

Complete Dependence on the Holy Name

Krishnapriya Das

Dear Hrshikesh Krishna Das,

Hare Krishna. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.All Glories to H H Mahavishnu Goswami.

Thank you very much for sharing the realisation of the importance of chanting the holy name of our dear Supreme Lord Sri Krishna.

I pray to Sri Nityananda and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to endow all bliss and welfare for your mother. In the age of Kali there is none except Vaishnavas, Srila Prabhupad, Sri Gaura Nitai to mitigate our miseries. I was the witness to similar situation on many instances, as such the most prominent manifestation of the mercy of the holy name occurred to H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in the year 2000.

He had the massive stroke and didn't know what was happening. He was hospitalised for few months. He preached to the doctors and the glories of the holy name "Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare". He just listened to the chanting and intense prayers from Srimad Bhagavatam. He recovered in no time, considering his age and other associated complications. He depended totally on the supreme will of the Lord. It's our greatest fortune that such exalted personality is with us to push forward the holy name mission. Purity is the Force.

If I may humbly request you to make the most of your life by engaging in devotional service to H H Mahavishnu Goswami, all Vaishnavas, Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, our dear Lord will do the rest.

The glory of association with a pure devotee who has immersed himself in the nectarian ocean of Krishna-katha is nicely portrayed by Srila Narada Muni in his instruction to King Pracinabarhi in SB 4.29.39-40,

yatra bhaagavataa raajan / saadhavo vishadaashayaah
bhagavad-gunaanukathana / sharavana-vyagra-cetasah

tasmin mahan-mukharitaa madhubhic-caritra-
piyusha-shesha-saritah paritah sravanti
taa ye pibanty avitrsho nrpa gaada-karnais
taan na sprshanty ashana-trd-bhaya-shoka-mohaah

"My dear King, in the place where pure devotees live, following the rules and regulations and thus purely conscious and engaged with great eagerness in hearing and chanting the glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in that place if one gets a chance to hear their constant flow of nectar, which is exactly like the waves of a river, one will forget the necessities of life— namely hunger and thirst —and become immune to all kinds of fear, lamentation and illusion."

Please surrender unto the lotus feet of H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj seeking empowerment to recite and remember all prayers from Srimad Bhagavatam.

Your well-wisher
Krishnapriya Das
Bhaktivedanta Manor

Moderator's Note: The above mail is a reply by H G Krishnapriya prabhu to the wonderful mail recently written by H G Hrshikesh Krishna prabhu about the miraculous events surrounding his mother's illness and hospitalisation. H G Krishnapriya prabhu is a senior disciple of H H Bhakti Caru Maharaj. Prabhu has been preaching and serving in London, Bhaktivedanto Manor and Soho street temple for more than 20 years. He has two grown up daughters who are expert musicians, one mataji sings and another mataji plays flute for Sri Sri Radha-Gokulananda. His wife prepares very nice flower garlands for Sri Radha-Gokulananda and the entire family is fully dedicated to the service of Their Lordships. Krishnapriya prabhuji is very dedicated to serving the devotees at any cost.