pranams to Srila Gurudeva and the Vaisnavas.
most reflective of days we are gathered here in Sridham Navadwip at
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Today is the Disappearance Festival of
Bhagavan Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur
began with many songs in glorification of Srila Prabhupad. A beautiful,
decorated altar was made for the occasion. Many of our Math's sannyasis
were present and they spoke with great reverence to an eager audience
in glorification of Srila Prabhupad's transcendental lila while manifest
in this world. The speakers described how he declared totalitarian war
on Maya, and that he established sixty-four Maths across India in his
great and powerful Mission, Sri Gaudiya Math. It was told that he desired
to spread Mahaprabhu's teachings throughout the East and West. We see
that through his beloved and dear disciple Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar
Dev-Goswami Maharaj he gave such high realisations for all to humbly
receive and embrace as their life's cherished goal.
in this transcendental history Srila Guru Maharaj was chosen as the
Rupanuga Sampradaya Acharyya and that through the request of Srila Prabhupad
he was asked to sing Sri Rupa Manjari Pada. Many witnessed this spiritual
transmission and held Srila Guru Maharaj in high esteem as the 'current-holder'
of the highest conception given by Prabhupad in the line of Sri Rupa
and Sri Raghunath.
in Srila Guru Maharaj's conception the whole world is being nourished
by that sweet and transcendental wave of Hari-katha that he has delivered.
And through his dearmost Divine Servitor Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Maharaj we can clearly feel and see this merciful and exclusive line
of Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur to this day being
spread and maintained.
fortunate that the sun will always shine brightly in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Math in the exclusive line of Srila Prabhupad's transcendental preaching
conception. We see that in the West his Divine Grace Srila A C Bhaktivedanta
Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, as an empowered Avatar of Lord Nityananda,
was always in great awe and reverence of Srila Guru Maharaj's high conceptions
of Krishna consciousness. He would always give reports to Srila Guru
Maharaj and Srila Govinda Maharaj about his Western preaching.
eternally indebted to Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's
life's work. He made so many great and powerful empowered Acharyyas,
and his legacy is still alive and strong through this exclusive line
of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. We are extremely fortunate, and we are
spiritually proud and forever in debt for their inconceivable contribution,
and we pray to the lotus feet of our Sri Guru-varga that we may be allowed
to continue as best as we can to please those great souls who are revealing
the highest conception ever known in this Universe. The highest dignity
of the human race is being revealed and shown through the manifest legacy
of this merciful and transcendental line of Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta
Guru Maharaj's dear Divine Servitor disciple, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Maharaj, is revealing to the Eastern and Western world the true vision
and conception of Srila Prabhupad's desire. He is the present holder
of that exclusive current. We pray at his lotus feet for the chance
to offer some humble service at his request. We see that service to
his lotus feet, is service to our beloved Srila Guru Maharaj, and that
he in turn is passing that on to Prabhupad Srila Saraswati Thakur. It
is not possible for a conditioned soul to fully understand the potency
of the Lord's pure devotees, but we may try to live in the bounty of
their divine grace and aspire to please them.
much Hari-katha we then attended arati for the pleasure of Sri Sri Guru
Gauranga Gandharva Govindasundarjiu. Following arati, the Vaisnavas
honoured a sumptuous feast in honour of Srila Prabhupad. All around
the world the devotees in our Mission are making some arrangement for
this transcendental festival to glorify and worship the Founder and
World Wide Acharyya of Sri Chaitanya Maths and Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan
Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. We
pray to His Divine Grace for increased enthusiasm to serve and surrender
to his dear Divine Servitor, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj.
at the lotus feet of Srila Gurudeva and the Vaisnavas to humbly accept
this service attempt to glorify the Lord's Pure Devotees.
Your aspiring servant always,
of New Zealand. Presently in Nabadwip Dham