Stats

Comments Posted By KB Dasa Goswami

Displaying 1 To 1 Of 1 Comments

Glorifications of H.G. Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

Dearest Gopiparanadhana Prabhu,

My mind and heart reeled when I heard the news. They still are. How can I express the debt I owe you? You saw something in me I couldn’t see in myself, the potential to edit books. When you asked me to be your editor, therefore, I said, “Gopi, are you crazy?” I have no experience, no ability, nothing. But you could things in me I couldn’t. Your affection, humility, sincerity, and expertise (both spiritual and professional) literally empowered me to say yes. And how expertly and patiently you guided me through those first few months! I felt so encouraged, despite the many corrections you had to make in my edits as I learned from you. You were a great teacher Gopi. You had moved out to Govardhana so that we could be closer together, and now I understood why. You could see things beyond the purview of the material senses, Prabhu, I’m convinced. Thoroughly stunned I was at how deep your resources were for bringing out the meaning of the Sankrit verses and commentaries into English. So honest you were that you wouldn’t translate something you didn’t understand. You never fell prey to literalism. Your transcendental intelligence was so thirsty for the truth, and yet, unlike most Sanskrit scholars who get carried away with their learning and try to surpass their teachers, you remained always chaste to Srila Prabhupada.Thus you left a personal legacy. No one can replace you. I tried to speak about you the night you left, but it was difficult through my tears. I will miss you more than you could know due to your dainya, your utter humilty. I never heard you criticize anyone. In fact, if a critical atmosphere approached you, you would at once leave that place. You displayed qualities we read about in Caitanya-caritamrta. Now you are in the aprakata-govardhana. Please be kind to me.. It will take me millions of births to free myself of the offences I have committed. But if you put in a good word for me, I know that Srila Prabhupada, Lord Caitanya, and Sri Sri Radha-Syamasundara and Their eternal associates will accept me.
The ceremonies were complete by sunset. A most auspicious and difficult thing to achieve, especially there in Govardhana for a foreigner. Thus I thank Asita Krsna Prabhu, President of ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Asrama, Govardhana, for making all the arrangements, for performing the bathing, writing the mantra on your chest, and all other rituals. Please bless him. Your servant Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami

Comment Posted By KB Dasa Goswami On 18.09.2011 @ 14:33

«« Back to the Comments Members Stats Page

«« Back to the Dandavats Website General Stats Page

 
 
  • Post Details

Author: Administrator Administrator's website Administrator's email
Post Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2006
Categories: Articles
Trackback: Trackback
 
  • Last update: Thu August 21

  • Who is online

    • 40 currently online
    • 170 maximum concurrent
    • 11935705 total visitors

    Registered users online

Radha Priya Kribs -
  • Registered users: 6344

  • Navigation

  • -OTHER INCOMING LINKS
  • BC VTE Bhakti Sastri Online
  • Bhaktimarga Swami's blog
  • Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
  • Bhaktivedanta College
  • Bhaktivedanta Institute (Alachua)
  • Bhaktivedanta Manor
  • Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network
  • Bhaktivedanta Vedabase Online
  • Cooking with Kurma
  • Darshan of SS Radha-Londonisvara
  • Dharmapatnis
  • Diary of a Traveling Preacher
  • Euro GBC
  • Forbidden Archeology
  • Gaudiya Vaisnava texts
  • Indradyumna Swami Media
  • ISKCON Bangalore Official
  • ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry
  • ISKCON Health & Welfare Ministry
  • ISKCON Ministry of Educational Development
  • ISKCON's Congregational Development Ministry
  • Iskcon-desire-tree
  • Iskcon.com
  • Jayadvaita Swami's personal site
  • Krishna Dharma's website
  • Krishna Lila Entertainment
  • Krishna.com
  • Krishnamarriage.com
  • matchlessgifts.org
  • Mayapur Academy
  • Mayapur Days
  • Mayapur International School
  • Ministry of Educational Development
  • Our Spiritual Journey
  • Parisisvara
  • prabhupadavani.org
  • Radio Krsna Central
  • Saligrama Sila site
  • Sridham Mayapura
  • The Bhaktivedanta Archives
  • The ISKCON Sannyasa Ministry
  • The Official GBC site
  • Trivikrama Swami
  • Vaisnava Calendar
  • Vaisnava Calendar Reminder
  • Vaisnava care website
  • Vanipedia
  • varnashrama.org
  • Vedic Astrologer
  • Vedic knowledge online
  • Vedic view on controversial issues
  • Website in Bengali language
  • Yadunandana Swami's personal site
  • Alachua Temple Live Podcast
  • Comments by author
  • Donate through searching
  • Founder Acarya
  • Incoming Links
  • Iskcon News TV Channel
  • Iskcon Radio stations
  • Iskcon Universe Feed
  • Jaya Srila Prabhupada!
  • Krishna conscious "youtube"
  • Krishna Conscious Media
  • Most commented articles
  • Most read articles
  • New Dwaraka Archived Lectures
  • Polls
  • Stats
  • Temple webcams
  • Thanks!
  • The last seven day's most read articles
  • Vrajamandal Parikrama 2014
  • Srila Prabhupada’s 118th Vyasa Puja celebration at Iskcon Kolkata
  • New Vrindaban’s 44th Janmastami (2014)- A Mood of Teamwork
  • Gaudiya Vaisnava Pluralism
  • New TOVP Janmastami Appeal Video
  • World Holy Name Week 2014 - Sept 5 – 15
  • Srila Prabhupada—Vani and Vapuh
  • Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja at Sri Mayapur International School
  • Sri Krishna Janmastami festival at ISKCON Baroda 2014
  • The Meaning of Vyasa Puja

     
    "Artwork and photos courtesy of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc. www.krishna.com. Used with permission"