It has gone all quiet here at the London Math now. Srila Gurudev and his entourage are gone. Most of the devotees that flew in from all parts of the world have returned to their homes. Friday signifies the departure of the rest of the foreign devotees who came to visit, except for a couple - including myself.
It has been sweet to see Gurudev after so long, because it had been just over a year for me. His presence allowed me to re-assess my devotional life, and rekindled the flame that is constantly quivering from the lack of association and service opportunity in my island home of Malta. Because in truth the real connection with Guru is indeed through service and the devotees.
It is through service that Guru lives with the devotee constantly in one's heart. When will that day come that in total saranagati (surrender) I could devote myself to 24/7 service to Sri Guru and Vaishnava?
With obeisances to all the devotee readers,
~Malini Devi Dasi