glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga
His Divine Grace Srila
Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
the occasion of his holy 108th Appearance Anniversary
|by Prabhu Pusta Krishna
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 23:57:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Pusta Krishna Das, U.S.A.
Subject: Srila Sridhara Maharaj's Vyasa Puja
All Glories to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga!!
Dear Vaishnava friends,
Dandavat and Hare Krishna. Good fortune comes to rescue us from our
downward spiral. The Vaishnava Acharya "is" Krishna's extended
hand of welcome to the forlorn souls. Overlooking all our faults,
the acharya creates
desire, nay, deep yearning for the sweet nectar emanating from the
Supreme Person. Even though we are diseased and refuse to believe
there is a finer, sweeter, and satisfying reality, the Acharya finds
the way to the heart of any with the least bit of submission to the
Hear, my friends, what I have to say. The Acharya is unique in quality,
with the magic of a touchstone, able to turn iron into gold, the Acharya
can transform the hard-hearted faithless individuals into soft-hearted
souls who cannot bear the forgetfulness of Sri Krishna. Who could
ever imagine that in this lifetime they might sacrifice so much misery
for so much nectar divine! The appearances of this illusory environment
can easily be seen through, and the underlying beautiful reality of
Sri Krishna made apparent by the Acharyadeva.
On this blessed day, let us worship the reservoir and giver of good
fortune, Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhara deva Goswami Maharaj. Ever
the ocean of good qualities, well-wisher and capable of creating sincerity
amongst even the hopelessly insincere, gifted with understanding and
a true transparent medium to the Absolute Truth, the Supreme Personality
of Godhead, may he awaken Krishna consciousness, divine loving service,
in each and every one of us. May his nonsectarian message enter the
hearts of any and all with the least theistic inclination. We seek
your blessings and guidance through your instructions, left to us
by your publications and by the association of sadhus, and by your
own outstretched hand which you ever offer from the true reality of
the spiritual home.
Kindly be merciful unto us.
Pusta Krishna das
Daru Brahma dd