Glorious Departure

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

You all have probably heard the sad news of the passing away of His Divine Grace Tamal Krishna Goswami Maharaj last Friday. Because my wife is a disciple of the Maharaj I also got very close to him. This morning I received an email from one of HDG Tamal Krishna's closest devotee from Dallas

I would like to share an excerpt from this Mataji's email which contains some of Prabhupada's punchlines: 

"When I first heard the news of Srila Gurudeva's (Tamal Krishna Goswami Maharaj) departure, it was as if
someone had cut my heart over and over and over. Like everyone, I did not want to believe it. But in my heart I knew it was true. I also knew that his departure was part of a greater plan and by Krishna's hand. What it is, I still do not know. But upon reflection, I can see that the stage had been set for this glorious event. When I viewed the picture of the samadhi rites on the Internet, all the more could I see that this was indeed a transcendental event. I suddenly remembered one of the first things I learned and something we always read in Prabhupada's books or hear in lectures: a devotee always sees Krishna in everything. We may not understand, but that is our lacking. What we must have is faith. A devotee knows that Krishna is in control of everything; nothing happens by chance. And, Krishna fulfills the desires of His dearmost devotee! 

Some of his godbrothers I had spoken with here in Dallas and over the phone,said that they had never witnessed such a glorious event since Srila Prabhupada left the planet years ago. My heart was pacified thus. In spite of all the different emotions and realizations around me, it was simply that: Krishna's plan and the devotee's desire; a transcendental event." 

Thank you very much
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva
Purnacandra das
Sydney, Australia.