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Offerings for vyasa-puja of Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, 2004

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Saint-Petersburg

Hare Krishna!
My respectful and profound obeisances to all devotees! My congratulations to all of you, my dears, with coming Great festival of 110th anniversary of appearance day of Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacarya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj!

Postcard-offering for 
Srila Sridhar Maharaj
Postcard-offering for Srila Sridhar Maharaj by Isharupa d.d.

Offering for beloved Master Srila Sridhar Maharaj

Maybe charm and fragrance of simple flowers offered to Srila Guru Maharaj will help to express at least to some degree what is impossible to grasp with words—love to Srila Guru Maharaj and devotion to that Great and Infinite what He is opening to us.

I bow down my head to his priceless feets, and my heart is always in his hands.

Isharupa d.d.

 


(NEW—added on November 7th, 2004)

Dear Srila Gurudev!

Please, accept my humble obeisances.

You are my real well-wisher and savitor, because You gave me most valuable sanjivani cure—transcendental teaching of our Rupanuga-Sampradaya. In my own search for Truth of my existence I passed throw so many religious and thought systems, but no one of them can bring satisfaction to my heart. And, when I was in complete desperation, I met Your devotees and Your books, and also books of Srila Sridhar Maharaj. It's states that mercy of pure vaisnava is ahaituki—it hasn't any causes but his kindness, his free will. And because of this mercy of vaisnava is more valuable, then mercy of Lord Himself. Guru-Vaisnava represents Lord Nityananda who have forgiven and accepted even Jagai and Madhai—those rascals, rejected by Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. I am endlessly thankful to You for Your highest mercifulness, and consider You as personification of Sria Sridhar Maharaj's compassion. My only pray is to have opportunity to serve You in this life and all my future lifes, not a question how many of its I have to go throw by my karma.

Your lowest, humble servant
Dinasraya das (Saint-Petersburg city)

 


(NEW—added on November 7th, 2004)

All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Dear Srila Gurudev! Pleasã accept our dandabat pranamas on this Glorious Apperance Day of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

The absence of any positive qualities is the reason why we are not capable to express the feelings and emotions, that overwhelms us by Your Mercy. But due to the transcendental flow coming through You we try to do something for the Sri Chaytanya Saraswat Math Mission's favor, though our attempts are abject and imperfect.

In His prayers Lord Brahma says to Krishna (after the kidnapping attempts of Himself, cowboys and cows), that though people consider Brahma to be the Creator of the Universe and Lord of all the Vedic Knowledge, he couldn't understand Krishna, even though He was just a child standing in front of Brahma.

So what can we say about ourselves, being mortal and whose life is so short, whose mind is weak compared with Brahma? Can we ever get the real import of Guru, when he transcending from the Subjective Plane of Reality has appeared as an old Indian man to us, dressed in sannjasi clothes? Can we really get the essence of parampara, whom we see on the altar everyday? Of course not, cause we see only what is visible for our material eyes.

Than why did you make us your disciples and allowed us to serve in the Mission of Srila Sridhar Maharaj under the guidance of Sripad Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad Vijay Raman Prabhu? It's obvious that there's nothing worthy of Your attention in us. So the reason might be not in us but in Your and Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Causeless Mercy. This Mercy is higher that Justic and we cannot influence it anyhow. The only thing that is left to us - pray that You do not change Your mind about us and let us stay and serve in Srila Sridhar Manaraj's Mission, cause You can throw us away as something needless.

Thank you that we had got in to your transcendental sight! We won't stop trying to improve ourselves, if that is possible compared to the Infinity!

Amrita Krishna das, Amrita Mayi dd (Saint-Petersburg city)

 


(NEW—added on November 7th, 2004)

My dear Gurudev!

All Glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga!

Please, accept my obeisances and great gratitude for everything that you have dome for me and my family, and also a thankfullness for your immense spiritual work and for the chance for me and many people to get a contact with exceptional mercy of Srila Sridhar Maharaj. Because of my imperfection, I can't get a reasonable understanding of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's greatness only by his books and live association with his disciples literally turned upside-down all my understanding about God and spiritual practice. I'm getting deeped and deeper respect for Srila Sridhar Maharaj when I'm thinking that his successor, I mean You, dear Gurudev, has brought a spiritual treasure—knowledge about Krishna to far land, Russia and to such imperfect personalities as myself.
All glories to Guru and Gauranga.
All Glories to Sridhar Maharaj!
All glories to Srila Govinda Maharaj!

Your servant, Indubala dd (Saint-Petersburg city)

Kostomuksha (Karelia region)

Dear Srila Govinda Maharaj

Congratulations to you and to all about apearance day of Srila Sridhar Maharaj.

By seeing his image, instructions, every person can understand nature of his own existance and get a meaning of life. By his grace I again remembered Nitay, Nimay, Krishna, Balarama, Yashoda, Nanda Maharaj, Vrindavan. Brahma, Shiva, Narada Muni, Indra, their pastimes, removing all fear.

I express my deep gratitude to your lotus feet, now I have a chance to think about you and pour water to the plants of Bhakti Yoga in so northern location of our planet.

Let the glories of Srila Sridhar Maharaj sound in all three worlds.

Your disciple Abhay Krishna das.

 

Vladimir

My Divine Guardians, Srila Govinda Maharaj and Srila Sridhar Maharaj!

Accept my congratulations about Guru Maharaj's appearance day!

I bow down to your lotus feet. I always feel your presence near me. And I'm in afraid of though that this feeling is illusory. Beging absolutely unable to fulfil all your instructions, by your servitor's grace I'm trying to do some unassuming service which is entrusted to me. And there is no any hope to satisfy you. This might be possible only with your help. How is it possible for even single reasonable thought to come to my head without you? How is it possible for by hand to write even single reasonable word without your grace?
My feelings toward you are illusory, as everything in this world. But still the only desire of my heart is for eternal love to live in my heart, love to you and to all vaisnavas, and I wish this love somewhen become real.

Your student,
Tulasi Priya d.d., Vladimir city

 

Smolensk

On this bright festival—appearance day of His Divine Grace Shrila Bhakti Rakshak Shridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, my heart is filled with feeling of great gratitude for mercy shown by this great personality. His instructions, glorifying unique harmony of spiritual world, are calling us to the road leading to Home. It's very difficult to express my feelings. This is like a window, suddenly opened in the dungeon and first time after long years, forgotten for a long time, unexpected and thus even more beautyful. My most humble obeisances to that Person who opened that window! This is all I can do now as a sign of unlimited thakfullness for mercy undeserved my me.

Rai Kishori dasi, Smolensk town

 

Zaporozhye (Ukraine)

Dear Srila Govinda Maharaj!

Please accept my humble obeisances in the Appearance Day of His Divine Grace Srila Sridhar Maharaj.
I'm unlimitedly thankful for your mercy, which allows me to express to you my love, respect and gratitude for a chance to have association with Your followers and disciples. Me existence gets a reason for it.

With love and respect,
Gandharva dasi from Zaporozhye

P.S. Althought this letter was written by one person, whole yatra of Zaporozhye can sign to it.

 


 

Although I am not initiated yet, I'm happy to associate with disciples of Srila Govinda Maharaj. Govinda Maharaj is very mercyful, and his disciples are like that. The knowledge which he carry is changing our life and ourselves.
Glories to Gurudev!

Vita, Zaporozhye city

 


See also (russian language): Offerings for Vyasapuja of Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj, 2003 >>>

See also (russian language): Offerings for Vyasapuja of Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, 2004 >>>

(translation to English by Amrita Mayi dd and Ashutosh Krishna Das)