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. Now we shall hear further.
HG Ambarish Prabhuji from Newzealand: As Narada Muni says to King Prachinabarhisat in Srimad Bhagavatam verses 4.29.39-40:
yatra bhāgavatā rājan sādhavo viśadāśayāḥ
tasmin mahan-mukharitā madhubhic-caritra-
pīyūṣa-śeṣa-saritaḥ paritaḥ sravanti
tā ye pibanty avitṛṣo nṛpa gāḍha-karṇais
tān na spṛśanty aśana-tṛḍ-bhaya-śoka-mohāḥ
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.
And for us, the above verse refers to this transcendental place of Sri Sri Radha Neel Madhav Dham wherein we have the transcendental samadhi of our Guru Maharaj. This is the place where Gurudev has performed so many pastimes and is still performing them. It becomes our pious duty to glorify this Dham all over the world. This and Sri Dwarka Dham is the place wherein Guru Maharaj tirelessly taught us how to perform devotional service.
How can we ever thank the Lord for giving us Srila Gurudeva and how can we ever thank Srila Gurudeva for giving us unalloyed pure devotional service as taught by Jagat Guru Srila Prabhupada. We can just fold our hands and pray to the lotus feet of Guru Maharaj just like how Prthu Maharaj prayed to the four Kumaras in Srimad Bhagavatam verse 4.22.47 - "Prthu Maharaja continued: How can such persons, who have rendered unlimited service by explaining the path of self-realization in relation to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and whose explanations are given for our enlightenment with complete conviction and Vedic evidence, be repaid except by folded palms containing water for their satisfaction? Such great personalities can be satisfied only by their own activities, which are distributed amongst human society out of their unlimited mercy."
In this mood, I want to thank all the devotees and Srila Gurudev and pray that we always remain in the shelter of Maharaj, following his instructions and serve him eternally. Srila Gurudev H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj ki Jai ! Srila Prabhupada ki Jai !
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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