All glories to Sri
Guru and Sri Gauranga
From the 19th World
Tour of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj,
the 4th August entry on the
of Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj
August 4, 2002 St. Petersburg, Russia
The Hidden Chamber of
Srila Govinda Maharaja's 19th
In response to a suggestion
that a deity of Gadadhar join the Mahaprabhu Vijay Vigraha at the Chandan
Yatra Mandir in Govinda Kunda.
Even the brother of Srila Saraswati Thakur did not properly conceive the
identity of Bhaktivinode Thakurwhat to speak of his bhajan.
Srila Govinda Maharaja cited the article titled: Baba Badha Radha.
Srila Saraswati Thakur wrote: Whom he should have conceived as Radha
[Sri Guru, Mukunda Prestha] there was an obstacle in his vision
[badha] and he took Radha to be Baba [Father].
Srila Govinda Maharaja revealed that Srila Sridhar Maharaja, ever the
one for assonance and alliteration, added: One who conceives of
Radha as Baba is Gadha an ass."
Srila Govinda Maharaja: As a
serious student addresses the most critical pointSrila Guru Maharaja
focused upon the identity of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur to gain the grace
of his GurudevaSrila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. In the wave
of Srila Saraswati Thakurs thinking Srila Guru Maharaja was swimming
deeply and revealed his discoveries in his Bhaktivinode Viraha Dasakam.
Upon hearing Srila Sridhar Maharaja's composition Saraswati Thakur recognized
that the divine current of Bhaktivinode Thakur was alive and flowing in
Srila Sridhar Maharaja and announced: What I have come to give has
been received. Now I am satisfied that at least one man remains behind
who can represent me fully and that man is Sridhar Maharaja.
Srila Govinda Maharaja: What
is the chamber of bhajan of Thakur Bhaktivinode cannot be easily
opened. Why was the worship of Gaur Gadadhar not manifested in Mayapur?
First one must become qualified about that conception. One must not only
understand it theoretically but must have substantial feelings. The worship
of Gaur Gadadhar was the deep bhajan of Bhaktivinode Thakur hidden
in his bhajan kutir.
Before going to that level Sukadev did not lift the veil of Srimati
Radharanibut left her hidden. Otherwise it will surely attract sahajiyaimitationism.
You may say that even without Gadadhar so much Sahajiyaism is there but
with Gadadhar it will turn into a massacre!
Later in the afternoon Srila Govinda Maharaja began to reflect: I
think if Nityananda Prabhu will play happily with Mahaprabhu water sports
in Govinda Kunda it will be v-e-r-y nice!
The Russian tour had begun.
Then he began to speak about when God dreams . . .
Daily Darshan Current
9July 16,2002, July
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