Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Vyasa Puja 2016 - Part 20

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

This is in continuation of the previous offering titled "Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Vyasa Puja 2016", wherein we were hearing some of the glorifications of Maharaj, which were shared by the devotees in Sri Sri Radha Neel Madhav dham, Rajkot on the auspicious occasion of his Vyasa Puja in the morning. Now we shall hear the memories shared by the devotees in the evening.

HG Nayanmanohar Krishna Prabhuji: Once I had planned to go to Mumbai for business visit and also for personal reasons. We had booked the tickets and were all set to leave for Mumbai. All of a sudden I got a phone call from Vaishnavseva prabhu that Maharaj wants to travel to Nasik and whether I could go with Maharaj? Vaishnav Prabhuji knew that I was planning to go to Mumbai. So he asked me, "You had already planned to go to Mumbai. So is it ok for you to go upto Nasik as well?" I was feeling happy to get association of Maharaj during travel and so without checking with family members, I simply agreed to travel along with Maharaj. I cancelled all our tickets and told people at home that after my return from Nasik, we can travel to Mumbai some other time. So somehow everything was finalized. And I came with my luggage to the temple. Maharaj was also ready with his luggage. I took Maharaj's luggage and kept in the car and then I reversed the car so that Maharaj can enter. Maharaj stepped out of his room and then he went inside the room. I was waiting outside for sometime. But when Maharaj did not come out for five minutes, Vaishnavseva  Prabhuji went inside to check what is happening. Maharaj told him, "I am thinking that I am not going to travel to Nasik now". (laughter)

We asked Maharaj, "What happened Maharaj?" Maharaj said, "I think I am not feeling well." I was wondering how few minutes ago Maharaj was all set to travel and now he is saying,"I am not feeling well." I was shocked because now my travel to Mumbai was also cancelled, travel to Nasik is also cancelled. And I was wondering how will I return home with my luggage. I was bit disappointed. Maharaj called me and said, "Son, you do one thing. You go home and take rest." (laughter). So I went home and after few days I came to temple in the evening. Maharaj was taking class in the temple hall. After doing pranams to Maharaj, Prabhupada, I was offering obeisances to Sri Sri RadhaNeelMadhav and at that time I could hear Maharaj answering some question asked by one of the devotees in that class. Maharaj said, "Whenever you are planning to go outside, and suddenly it is getting cancelled, by force or by some situation or other, then you must understand that Krishna is saving you from a major accident." Then I could understand that perhaps in the visit which I had planned for Mumbai, there must have been some danger, which Maharaj had foreseen and so in the pretext of travelling to Nasik, he made me cancel the Mumbai trip as well and Nasik program.  I was really moved as to how much Maharaj as a beloved spiritual master, is caring for us, protecting us. Hare Krishna.

Krishna willing, we shall continue to hear further glories of Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.

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