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What is Srila Prabhupad like?

Thank you very much for helping us to remember Srila Prabhupada’s mood of divine love and compassion, which he so perfectly embodied on behalf of Krishna.

“The true acarya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Krishna’s mercy.”

(Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila 7.12, Purport)

In this connection, I wish to humbly share a beautiful video which clearly displays Srila Prabhupada’s unlimited mercy, especially the last quote (at 7:44), which is guaranteed to move your heart and make you shed a tear of deep gratitude to His Divine Grace:

http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/Srila_Prabhupada_Vyasa_Puja_2008.html

Thank you once again.

Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Sep 6, 2010 @ 4:27 am

Friendly and Sympathetic

Thank you for this nice article. As you well know, Srila Prabhupada was always concerned about the health and well-being of his devotees. He always signed his letters, “Hoping this meets you in the best of health.” And in the following letter, Prabhupada emphasizes the same:

“First of all, there is not question of a devotee becoming ostracized because he has become ill, nor do I think this is being widely practiced. Who has been ostracized? One of the symptoms of a devotee is that he is kind, so if our Godbrother becomes ill it is our duty to help him get the proper medicine and treatment so that he can recover.”

(Srila Prabhupada letter, April 5, 1974)

In conclusion, we should all care for one another in every respect, as Srila Prabhupada personally demonstrated, instructed and wanted for us all.

Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Aug 1, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

Gurukula Project Team Weekly Reflections [23 June 2010]: Slaughtering Chastity

Thank you very much for baring your soul and sharing with us all your heartfelt story. Please rest assured that you’ve captured the mercy of Krishna and the devotees for your heroic struggle to know and serve the Lord despite the tremendous struggles and tests which you’ve been forced to undergo. You’re very intelligent, perceptive and an excellent writer. Surely Krishna has great plans for you, so please feel encouraged and inspired because such touching honesty in devotional service will not go unnoticed or ignored. In fact, quite to the contrary. You’re an inspiration to us all and will continue to be so to many others, I’m sure. Best of luck in all your endeavors and please know that it’s been a great honor to read your refreshingly honest and sincere words. Kindly continue to write for your own healing and for helping others in the same boat. You have a wonderful God-given talent which will undoubtedly benefit many. All glories to your service and may your life be blessed with the mercy of Krishna and Srila Prabhupada!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Jun 26, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

Auspicious passing of Amekhala devi dasi ACBSP

I didn’t have the good fortune of knowing Mother Amekhala Dasi, but it’s obvious from your beautiful tribute here, Patita Pavanji (and from others too), that our Godsister was (and is) a beloved daughter of Srila Prabhupada and a dear friend to all. My heart goes out to Srutakirti Prabhu and family. It’s so wonderful when the devotees come together and honor one another in love. This is the way it should be. As Sriman George Harrison implored us all in his last words: “love one another.” Mother Amekhala has fulfilled this sage advice through her shining example in life and in passing. Surely Krishna and Srila Prabhupada will bless her unlimitedly. All glories to Mother Amekhala!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Apr 29, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

Padmalochan healh update photos 22 March

Dear Mother Vrindavan Lila Devi Dasi,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I knew your husband, Sriman Padmalochan Prabhu, from many years back in India. He was always friendly and had a big smile on his face whenever I saw him. The world is a lesser place now without his personal presence. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this difficult juncture in your life. However, please rest assured that Padmalochan Prabhu’s destination is undoubtedly a good one and you share in all his spiritual credits without a doubt.

I also wish to sincerely commend you on creating such beautiful tributes to your good husband — especially the very touching video. Your love and dedication are an inspiration to us all and set a wonderful example of faithfulness to a great soul, your good husband.

Please know that devotees the world over share your grief and we send you our warm wishes and encouragement during your hour of need. You’re not alone. May Krishna and Srila Prabhupada please bless you with Their unlimited mercy and kindness. Please take good care.

Wishing you much strength and determination to carry on with your wonderful devotional services.

Hare Krishna.

Your servant and friend,
Padmapani das

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Apr 22, 2010 @ 1:55 am

Brihaspati in the Horoscopes of Devotees

All glories to your service, Patita Pavanji. Thank you very much.

Here are a couple of videos from back in the day — living time capsules from the distant past:

1) http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/HareKrishnaAGiorgioFilm.html

2) http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/Hare_Krishna_1967.html

Prabhupada’s early pastimes are the creme de la creme. We never tire of drinking the ambrosial nectar.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Apr 10, 2010 @ 12:46 am

Haribol Patita Pavana Prabhu. I couldn’t find that Sonny Barger interview you mention in post #50. Sounds exciting. Here’s some nectar from Gurudas about Srila Prabhupada, Sonny and the Hell’s Angels in San Francisco (edited for space):

A steady congregation of characters was now flowing into our storefront Radha Krishna Temple for the nightly sessions of rocking, chanting, dancing, feasting, and transcendental information. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead had just donated a huge, new stove, so we now had breakfast, lunch, and dinner programs on a regular basis. There were so many folks coming that the temple would be filled from the front altar all the way to the back of the room and out the double Dutch doors to the sidewalk. All eyes were on Swamiji. He took out some bell-metal karatalas, looked around without looking at anything in particular, and began a three beat: chah-chah-cheee, cha-cha-cheee — the third beat sizzling. In husky, sonorous tones he sang out: “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.” We couldn’t stay seated and jumped up almost in unison.

We heard pounding on the wall. A loud thump from next door suddenly resonated on the wall. Framed pictures shook. The Swami didn’t miss a beat. “What is that sound?” he asked. “I don’t know,” I answered. “It is coming from next door.” Next door was the God’s Eye Ice Cream Parlor, which was the hangout and hideout of the Hell’s Angels as well as headquarters for the Diggers… “Go see what is making that noise,” Swamiji requested. “Ask them to stop.”

“Why me?” I thought. I’m wearing a robe, I’m high from the kirtan, and now I have to go face the Hell’s Angels… my throat was dry as I knocked on the door. Sonny, scar-faced yet handsome, opened the door. He wore swastikas and lots of black leather. He stared at me. I held his eyes and stared back. Six more Angels encircled me. Resolutely but quietly I said, “The Swami is about to speak. He was wondering if you could party less hearty.” They didn’t say anything. I persevered. “The thumping on the wall interrupted him. Many folks would like to hear him speak, and you can come too if you like.” Sonny stared at me a while longer. Then he smiled and said, “It was your singing that made us dance, but the wall got in the way! Hey, if the Swami wants to speak, that’s okay with us. Your guru is heavy, man!” His gapped-tooth smile embraced me. I thanked them all.

Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Apr 8, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

Hare Krishna. This is an interesting discussion. Tribhuvanatha Prabhu was a very “Jupiterian” (i.e. Sagittarian) personality. He lived life large, was very popular, courageous, naturally athletic and heroic. Always on the move, he was constantly expanding the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya and ever glorifying Srila Prabhupada. In fact, his favorite expression and personal motto in life was inspired by Prabhupada’s famous statement:

“We should always be enthusiastic to try for shooting the rhinoceros. That way, if we fail, everybody will say Never mind, nobody can shoot a rhinoceros anyway, and if we succeed, then everyone will say, Just see, what a wonderful thing they have done.”

(Srila Prabhupada letter, December 22, 1971)

One just has to read the basic qualities of Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and one will know Tribhuvanatha Prabhu to a good extent — plus the fact that he utilized all those noble qualities in the service of Srila Prabhupada and Krishna. What an inspiration!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Mar 26, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

Holy Places?

“World Prayer and Kirtan Day: Sacred Sites, Sacred Waters, Sacred Sounds.” 24 hours of kirtan around the world to help save and protect the holy Yamuna River and Kesi-ghata to coincide with the Vrindavan Kumbha-mela, January 30th. Please visit: http://worldprayerandkirtanday.com/

An historic opportunity is available for you and your loved ones to register online and show support by hosting a kirtan anywhere in the world for this most important occasion. Mother Yamuna has served humanity for thousands of years and now She could use our service and help. Please kindly participate and show your love and appreciation, however small and humble. Even one sincere kirtaniya at home can contribute towards changing the course of history.

Further information can be found on The Prabhupada Connection website, January 4th and onward in the “What’s New” section, including addresses where to sign petitions, write letters, etc. Thank you very much for your kind attention and service in this regard. Yamuna Mayi ki jaya! Kesi Ghat ki jaya. Sri Vrindavan Dhama ki jaya!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Jan 16, 2010 @ 7:06 am

At this time I ask your prayers

Dear Mother Rasajna,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

At this time, we’re all remembering you and your importance in the history of the Krishna Consciousness movement. We remember the wonderful plays you performed over the years and how much you delighted His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada with your unequalled service. Thank you so much for showing us the way of a real disciple — one who knows how to utilize her God-given skills and intelligence in pleasing service to the Spiritual Master. Certainly, Srila Prabhupada will never forget you and neither shall we, Mother Rasajna. Our prayers and love are always with you, and no matter what, we hope and pray to see you again soon at Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet, dancing in ecstacy. Thank you so much for everything. All glories to your service.

Hare Krishna.

Humbly yours,
Padmapani das

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Dec 23, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

How Will the Forthcoming Eclipses Affect You?

Please don’t worry, Somayaji Prabhu. We can take the sauce with the sweet rice. Kindly forgive any offences on my part. I didn’t mean to offend you at all. My comments were based on love for a sincere Godbrother and friend, that’s all. For example, Srila Prabhupada once wrote about Patita Pavana Prabhu:

“Please convey my appreciation to Patita Uddharana [Patita Pavana] for his nice letter of January 1, 1969, and for his poem which he has sent to me via Rayarama. I have very much appreciated his poetic skills which he has shown in writing this poem, and thus I have requested Rayarama to print it in Back To Godhead as soon as possible. Encourage Patita Uddharana to compose more of such poetries. He is a good boy, and I am pleased that he is doing so nicely.” (Srila Prabhupada letter, January 11, 1969)

Sometimes we may agree or disagree over various matters, but Srila Prabhupada’s opinion is paramount and we must all respect that. That’s what keeps us together as a family of brothers and sisters in Prabhupada’s great worldwide mission of Krishna Consciousness. So yes, you’re right — incidental matters are subject to varying opinions — but we must see the essence of a devotee’s heart despite any possible mistakes or misunderstandings which may ultimately be corrected by good advice, humility and the time factor. You should be treated and respected in exactly the same way, as should all others, from whatever era of the movement one may have joined. It makes no difference, although out of common courtesy and respect, we do hold dear our elders quite naturally, for they led the way before us, often making our devotional lives possible, or at least easier.

Srila Prabhupada himself upheld this view when he famously stated that even if we see Brahmananda Prabhu standing on a street corner smoking a cigarette, we must offer him obeisances.

So although Patita Pavana is an astrologer, he’s much more than that. He’s a Vaisnava devotee of the Lord and should be seen and respected in that light. After all, don’t you feel your heart chakra opening when reading some of his delightful devotional articles? I sure do. So in my humble opinion, he’s a jewel among men — as are you. So let’s try and stick together despite a few minor differences of opinion and personality. I humbly think that we’ll benefit from it and have an easier go of getting back to Godhead, where we all belong together. Hope you agree, best wishes and Godspeed on your journey back home.

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Dec 25, 2009 @ 5:39 am

Hare Krishna. I don’t know too much about astrology, but having consulted a few over the years — both in and outside of ISKCON — I know that their approaches differ greatly and they often disagree on methodologies. However, aside from that, it’s important to recognize that whatever one may think about Patita Pavana Prabhu’s astrological abilities, he’s a devotee. Not only a devotee — but one of the first devotees in ISKCON. Whether we agree with him or or not, the fact that he joined Srila Prabhupada’s mission on 26 Second Avenue in 1967 means something. Despite being heavily chastised by Srila Prabhupada, Patita Pavana — perhaps unlike others who may have been in the same position — still loves and glorifies Srila Prabhupada, the world acarya. I humbly think it’s important to keep this in mind when dealing with any devotee who stands the test of time. We all have faults, but it’s one’s intentions which must be ascertained, and not the human frailties, which we all have. After all, it is said: “A pure devotee never thinks himself as great; he always thinks that other devotees are greater than himself.” (Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 1) It appears to me, that for whatever reason, Patita Pavana Prabhu’s feelings have been hurt. It’s up to each devotee to decide whether this is right or wrong, for I can’t speak for anyone but myself. However, in the 1970’s, Patita Pavana Prabhu tried very hard to save my life in India, for no apparent reason whatsoever but for the goodness in his heart. That’s something I can never forget, and a few differences in astrological opinions will never change that outstanding feat on his part.

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Dec 21, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

Celebrating in style 40 years of ISKCON in London

I was fortunate to watch this event online and it was so wonderful to see all the devotees chanting, dancing, feasting, worshiping, remembering, fraternizing, loving one another and planning for the future together at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada’s beloved Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara. Thanks so much to everyone concerned who made this event so beautiful, hopeful and touching. And a special prayer for Mother Janaki who couldn’t attend due to illness. We remember you and thank you for your great austerities in serving Srila Prabhupada. All glories to the assembled devotees. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Nov 23, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

The genuine approach for Radha Kunda Bath

Yes, I remember this incident at Radha Kunda in ’76 as well. Frankly, I was shocked to see some of the irreverent behavior; and sure enough, we heard the next day that Srila Prabhupada was very displeased. Thank you for the nice article.

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Oct 30, 2009 @ 12:12 am

Polish Woodstock report – thoughts from the Astrology Tent

Dear Patita Pavana and Nrsimhananda Prabhus. Dandavats. Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

So nice to hear your heart-warming exchanges about preaching and the real counterculture movement of Srila Prabhupada. Please continue to share the nectar with us all.

By the way, on December 12th, 1975, Bob Dylan traveled to Montreal with a large entourage of musicians, artists and poets (including Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Allen Ginsberg and others) in what was billed as the “Rolling Thunder Revue.” By Krishna’s grace, I somehow managed to get backstage in full devotee attire. Many of the performers were already hurrying to climb the stairs for their performance, so I had to act fast. Luckily, I spotted Canadian folk singer, Joni Mitchell.

“Joni,” I called. She turned in my direction and I said, “Hare Krishna,” handing her a “Back to Godhead” magazine and a large bunch of red carnations offered to the Montreal Deities. She accepted them graciously, thanked me very much, and then bounded for the stage. As the curtains opened and the music began, I was delighted to see a number of famous artists holding red carnations in their hands. A roar of approval swept through the front rows of the audience as the performers onstage began throwing Krishna’s flowers to their adoring fans.

Although they never visited the Montreal temple at the time, Dylan and his famous friends had contacted Krishna in the form of His transcendental prasadam. By Prabhupada’s grace, there is no limit as to who can receive — or distribute — the mercy of Krishna consciousness. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Pd

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Sep 3, 2009 @ 5:56 am

Only Srila Prabhupada

Yes Patita Pavana Prabhu, your astute eye for literary excellence — especially in the field of transcendence — shines on brightly once again. Please keep that trained eye open for Gokulanandaji’s articles, because due to his natural Vaisnava humility, one might accidentally overlook his mighty spiritual realizations and writings, which would be a great shame indeed. Gokulananda Prabhu’s vast literary talents employed in the service of our beloved Spiritual Master, Srila Prabhupada, are far beyond those we may have emulated in our youth, such as Blake, Keats, Shelley, Whitman, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, etc., because this dear Prabhu understands the true import and purpose of writing — to glorify the Lord’s pure devotee extraordinaire. In due course of time, I’m more than certain that Gokulanandaji Prabhu and his superb writing abilities and accomplishments will become nothing less than world famous, and rightly so. Thank you for seeing and fanning the spark. This dear Prabhu definitely deserves it!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Aug 26, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

I Just Want the Truth

P.S. Dear Patita Pavanji. Dandavats. Jaya Srila Prabhupada! Prabhu, how do we get a copy of your book, “Motorcycle Yoga”? Sounds very interesting. Thanks and Haribol! -Ys, Pd

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Aug 11, 2009 @ 3:55 am

Dear Patita Pavana Maharaj,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Five or six months??? Prabhu, what horrible karma have I incurred to endure such a long and torturous wait for some ambrosial nectar from your lotus-like pen? How about showing this wretched soul a little undeserved compassion — even a paragraph or two about your pastimes with His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada will suffice to at least keep me alive while I patiently wait for some life-giving mercy. Srila Prabhupada’s holy Appearance Day is soon upon us, therefore I humbly beseech thee to kindly shower a few drops of soothing grace upon my unworthy head — and if not for me, then at least for the spiritual pleasure and joy of our readers worldwide who are all waiting with bated breath to hear more about your rich spiritual history in the Krishna Consciousness Movement.

For those who don’t know Sriman Patita Pavana Prabhu personally, he’s one of those rare souls who joined our movement on 26 Second Ave. in New York City in 1967. Therefore he’s a living legend with a long and eventful life in devotional service. When I was a young brahmacari in India in 1977, I once became very sick and was all alone, lost and without money. Suddenly, from out of the blue, a tall strapping brahmacari named Patita Pavana Das appeared in my life and went to great lengths to help me unconditionally. He dutifully took (dragged) me from doctor to doctor, clinic to clinic and vaidya to vaidya until we found some answers. Even after I left India, Patita Pavana Prabhu mercifully arranged to send medicines from India to Canada at great inconvenience and expense on his part. He didn’t know me from Bhakta Tom, Dick or Harry, yet he never hesitated to go out of his way to help his younger godbrother. So that’s the kind of Prabhu we’re dealing with here. And I might add, Patita Pavanji is once heckuva writer in Krishna Consciousness!

So once again I’m at your lotus feet, Prabhu, humbly awaiting a few more drops of your kindness, as selfish as I am! Please kindly think about sharing a few tidbits of transcendental nectar with us all. Thank you very much and all glories to your service, Prabhu. Always hoping you’re well. -Your servant, Padmapani das (http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/)

Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Jul 30, 2009 @ 2:50 am

Hare Krishna, Patita Pavana Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Thank you very much for yet another brilliant masterpiece from the lotus pen of one of our greatest writers. You’re one of ISKCON’s best kept secrets, but not for long, because as they say, “You can’t keep a good man down.”

By the way, you can also find your recent articles published here:

1) http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/CauselessMercy148.html

2) http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/Memories_Series.html

My only question now is when are we going to receive your Prabhupada Memories for publication on “The Prabhupada Connection” website?

The whole world is a dry parched desert, just waiting for the soothing nectarean rainfall of Prabhupada’s divine lila as experienced directly by such great souls as your good self. Please don’t forget to share the mercy! (Besides, NO ONE can write like you — so why not knock everyone’s socks off for Srila Prabhupada?)

Still waiting for your autobiography as well. Kindly don’t make us wait too long! Thanking you in advance, while thirsting for the nectar.

Your servant,
Padmapani das

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Jul 22, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

Living Bhagavatam stories

Tribhuvanath: “After the program we had a feast of oranges, because that was all we could afford. Prabhupada ate about 10 oranges and as he was leaving you could see that he was intoxicated with ecstasy. I had never seen Prabhupada like that before. I held the door and he put both his hands on my head and started rubbing it in a very gentle way. I couldn’t believe it. He said, ‘I am very pleased with what you have done. Now you preach Krishna consciousness all over Scotland.’ It was so beautiful that it’s hard to put into words. It was one of those amazing moments in life that can never be repeated.”

(From “The Glasgow Program” by Yaduvendu Das: http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/Tribute_to_a_Dear_Friend_Part_3.html)

Sriman Tribhuvanatha Prabhu ki jaya!

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Jun 15, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

What Happened to “The Prabhupada Connection” website?

Hare Krishna, Akruranatha Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Yes, I’m very glad to know you, Prabhu. Our formative years in Krishna Consciousness, although sometimes austere – like running around shopping mall parking lots in Calgary, Alberta wearing flimsy dhotis and selling sticks of incense during the middle of winter in minus 40 degree weather – haved served us well in the long run. They provided us with a strong foundation in Krishna Consciousness, serving the spiritual master and his mission at a ripe young age and helping us to form lifelong relationships based on that service. Even if we’ve had no contact for 30-35 years, once re-connecting again, we’re flooded with positive memories and godbrotherly/godsisterly affection. You can’t buy that for millions of dollars!

As for The Prabhupada Connection website, my friends and godsiblings won’t let me stop. The letters keep pouring in, urging (and demanding!) that I “get back in the saddle” ASAP. It’s heartwarming to know that so many have taken the time to write and encourage me, although I’m certainly most unqualified and unworthy. Thank you to everyone for all your kindness and support. Please always feel welcome to come and visit us (and participate) at the following address:

http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/

It’s been great to renew our friendship online, Akruranatha Prabhu. Those early Vancouver years were sure something, eh? Bahudak once to wrote me (in fact, he left a message in our guestbook as well), quoting the famous song: “Those were the days, my friend/ We thought they’d never end/ We’d sing and dance/ forever and a day/We’d live the life we’d choose/ We’d fight and never lose/ Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days…” Thanks for the memories, Prabhu!

Hoping this meets you and yours in the best of health.
Please take care.

Your servant and friend,
Padmapani das

P.S. Krpanidhi Prabhu used to chastise me for trying to warm up my hands during mangala-arotik in the freezing van. “That’s sense gratification, Prabhu!” ;)

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Mar 16, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

Dear Akruranathaji Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

I knew you wouldn’t let me get away!

Actually, I agree with you wholeheartedly, Prabhu. I just read the following from Srila Prabhupada’s letters:

“Sometimes in spite of our full Krishna Consciousness we fall a victim to maya but that is temporary just as seasonal changes such calamities do come & pass away & we have to endure them.” (Srila Prabhupada letter, Oct. 26, 1967)

As for “The Prabhupada Connection,” I just got released from the hospital last week after two straight months and a three-week stint prior to that. I may need surgery soon (will find out tomorrow). So I didn’t give a complete picture of the current situation in my recent notice. Sorry about that.

I took down the website for a number of reasons — mainly because if I can’t do a good job, then better to give it a rest for a while. There are so many e-mails arriving each day and I couldn’t keep up with them all from the hospital. I also have some other service beckoning; so all in all, this seemed like the best decision for now. Judging from the avalanche of love rec’d in the form of messages from devotees and friends around the world, it appears that many would still like to see the website online. Let’s see what Krishna has in mind. Will let you know.

In conclusion, I love reading your posts — and PLEASE feel free to chastise me all you want! Getting the “the sauce” from you is like eating Bahudak’s delicious halavah in Vancouver Yatra back in the 70’s! I’m sure you remember it well. ;)

Wishing you and all the devotees a Happy Gaura Purnima!

Your servant and friend,
Padmapani das

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Mar 10, 2009 @ 6:40 am

Dear Akruranatha Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Thank you very much for your kind words, as always. However it’s true, Prabhu — I’m a disgrace and much worse. My only hope is the causeless mercy of true devotees like your good self. In fact, it’s YOU who exhibit “the abject humility of real Vaisnavas.” Please, therefore, pray for me and bless me. Without your mercy, my fate in hell is sealed.

Thank you once again for all your kindness. I hope that you’re well and happy in your exemplary service to Srila Prabhupada and his followers.

Best wishes, always.

Your servant,
Padmapani das

» Posted By Padmapani_das On Mar 7, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

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