Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahāraja  •  100th Anniversary

Damodas Das

Mexico, Peubla

Jaya Gurudeva,

I pray at the lotus feet of nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, that one day I may qualify and fully surrender myself to the service of Sri Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas.

Sri Ramana Manjari mercifully came to this world to give us the most valuable treasure, under the guidance of Rupa Manjari. And with his loving example and relationship with Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja, we can understand that Sri Guru is our best friend and well-wisher.

Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja's katha is like the roar of a lion, destroying false conceptions and reviving the faith and hope of the listener. And his kirtana is so sweet and ecstatic that even the most sinful and hard-hearted will shed tears of joy. We pray that our guru-varga will allow us to understand and accept into our hearts the manjari-bhava that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has distributed through the words of the sadhus, which are like nectar.

I am thankful again and again that the causeless mercy of Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja has settled on me, thus rescuing me from this material ocean and placing me under the protection of a bona-fide guru.

Lastly, I pray and supplicate at the lotus feet of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja, Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, Tulasi devi and Nityananda Prabhu, so that I can place my Gurudeva, Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vana Gosvami Maharaja as my lovable deity forever in my heart.

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja ki jaya!

Aspiring for the mercy of Srila Gurudeva,

Damodas Das
(Disciple of Sripad BV Van Maharaja)