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. We shall continue to hear further.
HG Kalacakra Krishna Prabhuji: "In Rajkot, the specialty of the temple is that anybody and everybody who has come here, Maharaj has engaged them in seva - whether they are qualified for that or not it did not matter. There was one old person named Naagji Kaka from nearby village who used to come here, many years ago. Because he was in the habit of eating paan his mouth used to be red always. When he came here, Maharaj in his usual compassionate manner, spoke with him lovingly and inquired about him and his family. He had a troublesome wife and so whenever there was some quarrel at home, he will come to the temple to get solace from Maharaj. Maharaj told us how he was treated by his wife. One day when Naagji kaka had gone out and at that time one bhangaar (person who collects waste and throw away items from homes) came by and asked his wife, if she has any waste items to throw away that he can take. For that the wife replied, "The waste product has gone out, I will give it to you when it comes back." (laughter). Maharaj used to share this joke and laugh his heart out.
Naagji kaka asked Maharaj what service he could do. Maharaj told him that he should not eat paan if he wants to do seva in the temple. Naagji Kaka agreed to Maharaj's words. At that time the place in front of Maharaj's ashram, there was no concrete or cement. It was just mud floor. He said that he can construct some cement floor there. Also in 2003, the walls in the guest house didn't have grills. It was all open and somehow Maharaj engaged this kaka along with our Godbrother HG Jay Govind Prabhu to put cement grills. Jay Govind Prabhu doesn't have any masonry experience, nor was this Naagji kaka a professional in that job. But still both of them together nicely made those cement grills. Also there was one other boy who came one day to the temple in a terrible state, almost about to die. But Maharaj lovingly gave him water and prasadam along with affectionate words and slowly engaged him in different sevas in the temple, like watering the plants, cleaning floor etc. He became completely joyful in the few months of his stay in the temple under Maharaj's care.
So like this anybody and everybody who came here with eagerness to serve, Maharaj somehow or the other, engaged them in the service of Lord to whatever capacity they could serve. So although manpower was less at that time, without even Maharaj having to reach out for people to come for help, Krishna sent the people to Maharaj because of his purity and so many souls were blessed with opportunity to serve Their Lordships by Maharaj's causeless mercy."
Krishna willing, we shall continue to hear further glories of Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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