Glorification of the Guru Who Lives in His Books

Glorification of the Guru Who Lives in His Books
By Punya das

Guru das watched Prabhupada laughing while reading his Krsna book.

Guru Das: “Prabhupada, you’re laughing at your own books.”

Prabhupada: “I did not write these books, Krsna wrote them!”

Srila Prabhupada, Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet Your Divine Grace. My words cannot begin to show my gratitude for all the things you gave this world. Anyone is fortunate enough to be able to have the association of Krishna’s pure devotee, THE guru who lives in His books. Inspired by your association, your global movement continues to give birth daily to billions of sound incarnations of Radha-Krishna, 24/7/365. They are dancing round the universe and purifying it. You said when we chant Hare Krsna, the Divine Couple personally appear. It does not get any better than that, to be in the presence of Krsna, being purified by His Personal Association.

From a satellite, our planet is but a marble in the universe. The seven billion members of the human race, divine beings having a human experience as one of the members of the human race for the brief journey of life.

I fall down at the Lotus feet of Sri Krsna’s pure devotee in complete gratitude. Your Personal Association was (and still is) the most amazing experience in my life. I feel my life is complete, being divinely guided back to being a servant of Lord Krishna with the ultimate goal of returning back to Godhead. By your mercy we are allowed to associate with you in your books because you said:

“I will live forever in my books.”

Every page of your books are another village full of incarnations of saints and sages, celebrated and decorated with your divinely guided poetic words. Pure Prabhupada, you said:

“If you think of Me, I am there.”

I believe you are. But what would it be like if I was free from impersonalism? Would I actually see you?

“If you think of Me, I am THERE”!

What does this mean? What does this mean? Srila Prabhupada, when I was with you, I felt complete. I do think of you. Today I’m still praying to you, what is the ultimate meaning of this:

“If you think of Me, I am there”

Could it be that you are really there? If so Prabhupada please, I really want to understand this. Please hear my prayers in this regard.

What you have achieved is mind boggling. Saktavesa status. Today the effects of the Maha Mantra flowing through Your global body right at this moment is a cause for celebration of your service to Lord Caitanya. Each person who receives your books is being introduced to Srimati Radharani and Lord Krsna. Sita, Rama, Laxman, Hanuman, The Pancha Tattva: Lord Caitanya, Lord Nityananda, Sri Advaita, Gadadhar, Srivasi, Tulsi Devi, Four Kumaras, Sukara, Narada, Nara Narayan, Kapila, Dattatreyi, Yajna, Rsabha, Prthu, Matsya, Kurma, Dhanvantari, Mohini, Nrsimha, Vamana, Bhrgupati, Vyasadev, Balarama, Buddha, Kalki, Lord Brahma, Lord Visnu, Lord Shiva and the universal government of 33 million Demigods. Six Goswamis, Lord Candra (Lord of the moon), Visvasvan (Lord of the sun), Mother Bhumi (Mother earth), Vayu (Lord of the wind). Nine islands of Navadvip, Sri Vrindavan, Sri Mayapur. I could fill a hundred pages with all the amazing places and personalities that you’ve introduced to us and anyone who is fortunate enough to associate with the Guru who lives in his books. You have a perfect relationship with all the personalities who reside in your books.

On this brief journey, we have been incarcerated in the material world. Your mercy alone has opened the doors of the spiritual world and given the tools of purification. The Hare Krsna Maha Mantra Pradam. Thank you for coming to our rescue, you are a universal hero! Thank you for guiding this movement through your books. Guru das tells the story of one time you were reading Krsna book and laughing, Guru das commented:

“Srila Prabhupada you’re laughing at your own books.”

Prabhupada replied:

“I did not write these books, Krishna sat here”

Prabhupada pointed to his shoulder. He wrote them. When Prabhupada and Hayagriva worked on the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Mother Malati described their exchanges. Although I do not remember specifics, I remember later thinking that every word of Srila Prabhupada’s was orchestrated by Lord Krsna and that Krsna was present guiding Prabhupada’s writing of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, the foundation of Srila Prabhupada’s mission.

You have given us treasure in your writings and we are eternally indebted to You for your service to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati and Sri Sri Radha Damodar Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Some verses from a song I am writing in honor of Your Divine Grace are as follows:

Prabhupada: Universal Hero

Jiva Mukta Jaladuta Warrior you arrived in
Our lives In our hearts you’re on a throne

Opening the windows and doors for your sons
and daughters to the spiritual our eternal home You and our eternal family living in your books
For the next ten thousand years

Each day we go through the different villages
on your pages releasing from our fears

Your pure poetic words are flowers
decorating the Holy places of saints and sages

Their association and yours is ours
to relish on each and every one of your pages

Srila Prabhupada your global body and unending
river of loving sound incarnations

Mission of mercy pure love in your heart
because of you Radha and Krishna are dancing
into each and every nation

When the last flower aeroplane departs
Srila Prabhupada your Mission will be done here

Gauranga good news Jivera Mocana
Benediction upon all be with Krishna have no fear

As I kneel before Your Divine Grace in my prayers, I’m visualizing you and all the personalities and places described in your books, appreciating with awe and reverence that you are a pure devotee of all these personalities and directed by them. You are 100% in sync with Lord Caitanya’s mission of Jivera Mocana.

The fact that you sat with Krsna while being directed by Him to write the Bhagavad-gita As It Is shows the pure source of this work is as powerful as it could possibly be, your books are guiding your Hare Krsna Movement. You are the Guru who lives in His books.

Masterpieces, every word a flower. Daily we sing Sri Radhika Madhavayar apara Madurya lila Guna rupa Namanam. The Spiritual Master is always eager to hear and chant about the pastimes of Radhika and Madhava. Sometimes I ask you, “The Guru who lives in his books”, questions. I open your books and read the first verse and am amazed at how your answers correlate with my questions, confirming many times that you hear my questions and answer them directly.

“I will forever be in my books”, “You will utilize”.

Jaya Prabhupada, Lord Caitanya’s mission of Jivera Mocana is being orchestrated through your books and global body. The Hare Krsna movement, the synchronicity of your global movement depends on your direction. Anyone who reads these books is being awakened to their eternal relationship with Sri Krishna and being given guidance home to the spiritual world. Everyday I celebrate your global body of followers chanting Hare Krsna all over the planet, knowing that this transcendental vibration is circling the universe seven times. The Maha Mantra is the mantra for deliverance; Lord Caitanya’s mission to bestow benediction upon all.

I pray for the health of your Hare Krishna movement. I was inspired to write this letter over the growing concerns about the changes going on with your books. Knowing you told Yasodanandan:

“Tell the GBC not to change my books.”

Now if Krsna and Prabhupada wrote these books, approved the cover and paintings within Bhagavad-gita As It Is, why change that? This issue deserves a global opinion poll amongst all Srila Prabhupada’s disciples.

“Tell the GBS not to change my books.”!

If Prabhupada chose the cover, if Prabhupada liked and approved the paintings, we should embrace everything as it is — “Its perfect”. There should be a global opinion poll out of respect for Lord Krishna and Srila Prabhupada. The movement, Prabhupada’s books and the Maha Mantra are the liberating forces. Prabhupada saved us, so we must be grateful for every divinely guided word and put this issue as number one for 2011.

This movement is going to liberate this universe, nothing less. Lord Caitanya’s mission is Jivera Mocana and Srila Prabhupada is Lord Caitanya’s pure devotee. Prabhupada’s movement is His physical body, the billions of sound incarnations pouring out of this body of ISKCON each moment of everyday…24/7/365. They are very real incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krsna and Srimati Radharani. Srila Prabhupada said when you get back to the spiritual world it will be like you just left. Today each member of this movement who takes shelter of the lotus feet of Sri Krsna’s pure devotee will be personally introduced to all the personalities and places that “The Guru who lives in his books” has so mercifully introduced to us in His books, our eternal family.

Srila Prabhupada, Thank You for Krsna consciousness. I bow down to every servant of Srila Prabhupada’s Hare Krishna movement. Whether you are distributing the Holy Name, Srila Prabhupada’s books, prasadam, or putting ganga jal into the oceans, lakes, rivers, on sequoia trees, dogs, cats, and grandmothers, Prabhupada’s mercy is flowing through His movement and you.

All glories to Lord Krishna!
Pure Devotee
His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
The Guru who lives in His Books

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chetan
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 13:38:55

    Hare Krsna

    I have noticed that common people purchase REVISED books and they remain confused…

    Hope in 2011, India and the rest of the world will get all Srila Prabhupada’s Original (Unedited) books…


  2. rasiksekar das
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 04:45:09

    All Glories to Srila Prabhupada……


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