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We offer our respectful obeisances to the pure devotee who came to the West to liberate us from this material world and  help us return to our true home, back to Lord Krishna


Vyasapuja 2010

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nama om visnu padaya krsna presthaya bhutale

srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine

namaste sarasvati deve gaura vani pracarine

nirvisesa sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine


Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet.

There is no doubt in my mind that you are my eternal spiritual master. You claimed me back in the summer of 1974, on the very first day that I was in Amsterdam.


I met the Hare Krsna devotees on Harinama Sankirtan through the Kalverstraat and saw them chanting and dancing on the Dam Square, I got prasadam, the Mahamantra and the address of the Temple.
I purchased Sri Isopanisad and received several BTG's. As soon as I read the first pages of Sri Isopanisad I was convinced: "yes, this is what I was looking for. This is the Truth. Sri Krsna IS the Supreme Personality of Godhead". And immediately I realised: 'this person, the writer, whose picture is at the back of this book - he is very special: in such simple words he has answered the questions I had since I was about 8 years old and now on my 13th I am getting all the answers. this is no co-incidence.' The more I read the more I became attracted to spiritual life and the more you became dear to me as the person who had rekindled my spiritual being, who had opened my eyes with the torchlight of knowledge, real knowledge, spiritual knowledge - for which I was hankering from the depth of my spiritual being. Yes Srila Prabhupada, you came and you claimed me back as your eternal servant and servant of Our Supreme Lordships Sri Sri Radha Krsna.

But that is not all what you did, Srila Prabhupada, for you came not only to save me - you came to claim back the whole world. You came to fulfull the prophecy of Lord Caitanya that in all towns and villages of the world His names will be heard and chanted. No one can claim to have spread the Holy name to every nook and corner of this planet, except Your Divine Grace. You have truly made Hare Krsna a household phrase.

You attracted spirit souls engaged in most abominabe type of materialistic life and planted in their hearts the seed of bhakti, which flourished and fructified lavishly in many many souls who came in contact with you, in one or other form.

You travelled untiredly many times around the world to make devotees and to nourish them. You spoke to people from all walks of life, always maintaining the highest standards in personal conduct, never compromising on philosophical points, frank in your dealings, down to the point, always acting out of concern for the spiritual upliftment of the conditioned soul and endearing yourself for eternity in the hearts of your disciples.

What you achieved Srila Prabhupada, will be unequalled in history. You succesfully transplanted the Vedic culture, the highest principles of spiritual life, bringing it from India to all the continents of the world.

Unfortunately after your disappearance your most senior and trusted disciples, failed to adhere by your orders and thus, they hampered the progress of the Hare Krsna movement. In ten years time Srila Prabhupada you established over 108 temples and you initiated 5000 disciples, starting millions more on their journey back home back to Godhead, by your extensive preaching and writing and distribution of books. It has been 33 years since you disappeared from our material vision and entered samadhi and in this time we could have had thousands of temples worldwide and millions of initiated Hare Krsna devotees, if the simple order to "continue to be ritvik and act on my behalf" had been followed.

Instead the first ritviks you appointed went on to act as if they were appointed to become Guru after your disappearance: a task they were neither qualified nor authorised to take upon themselves. And thus personal failure was the consequence. They fell down, because of disobeying the order of the spiritual master, be it knowingly and intentionally or not knowingly and unintentionally. The disciples they initiated as their own mostly also abandoned the ship of Krsna consciousness and were diverted to so many concocted ways of life. Many of them can be found in several camps in Vrndavan, I heard, engaging in sahajiyaism, taking drugs etcetera.

Instead of fighting maya outside of the Hare Krsna movement, Srila Prabhupada, there has been so many things going on inside the Hare Krsna movement that are embarrassing to the core to even mention, abominable acts engaged in by your trusted senior disciples, what even ordinary self respecting karmi's would never contemplate on. What can I say to you. You know all. You witness all. You see all.

What puzzles me is why the GBC who is not there to carry out your clear instructions, but for rejecting the DOM, continue to stay in power. What puzzles me is that they are followed by so many devotees, who fail to see that the GBC has gone against your instructions and instead of questioning them, follow them like sheep.

Of course we have seen many of the disobeying selfmade and rubberstamped guru's Srila Prabhupada meeting with terrible death and others seemingly are living, but their spiritual intelligence is lost; still I wonder why Lord Caitanya allows your hard work to be so spoilt by people who in your presence were acting like menial servants, surrendered to you as faithful dogs to the master, but who in your absence are displaying a complete different behaviour. It is as if their intelligence has been stolen by Maya and they do not realise themselves the great disservice they are doing to Your Divine Grace and to the world at large. They think they are serving you and they think they are serving your mission and bringing people to take shelter of your lotus feet and that of the Guru Parampara up to Lord Krsna Himself, but it is not a fact that because they are not following your instruction there can't be true spiritual result? What appears to be progress is only temporary in the form of new buildings and devotees coming and going, but no steady and firm establishment of Krsna Consciousness in society, no millions of fixed up devotees fully dedicated to the service of Sri Krsna. We surely missed the chance to see in our lifetime the potential of your gift, Srila Prabhupada. Hopefully the situation will be rectified in the near future...that may take tens or hundreds of years...

My foremost regret is that I was in darkness regarding your Ritvik order for so many years. That only about 7 years ago I came to understand in full your intentions with the Hare Krsna movement, your blue print for the development of ISKCON. But I am feeling fortunate and happy because what I did not find in following your socalled successors for 23 years Srila Prabhupada, I have got immediately upon realizing that Your Divine Grace is my eternal Spiritual Master and that I have the right to be your disciple. Now my life has turned perfect Srila Prabhupada. Materially there are changes, but they do not affect me any longer. And internally my mind is peaceful, my heart is satisfied and more and more amazing new insights and developments in personal spiritual growth are to be perceived.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada for giving me intelligence to understand how present ISKCON is not in line with your instructions. All I want is to follow you purely. Please give me the strength to hang onto your dhoti, with full conviction and ever increasing faith and love, even if the whole world leaves me aside.

Your eternal servant,

Krishnapriya devi dasi

and son Gopal-Raj (10 years)

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