Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahāraja  •  100th Anniversary

Atul Krishan das

India, Itawa

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana salakaya
caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah

I offer my humble obeisances unto the lotus feet of Srila Gurudeva, Śrīla Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvāmī Maharaja.

I've heard that "rarest of rarest have the ability to attract every class of being in warm-loving and in a way where you surrender your heart naturally without having a second thought", undoubtedly Srila Gurudeva is that "rarest of rarest".

I haven't been in his association physically but through his world-wide followers, through various multi-media, I can simply co-relate with feeling that Srila Gurudeva had something very special for everyone.

Be it a worker or intellectual individual or mystic artist, what to speak of these class of men, even spiritualists, Srila Gurudeva used to astonish them always, yet he always seemed very humorous and funny.

Srila Gurudeva travelled around the world many times and translated a large number of Gaudiya Vaiṣṇava scriptures. He managed at "single-person dealing to world-level dealing" and what not.

Above all these, Srila Gurudeva gave the world something which until now no one had given clearly - “Radha-dasyam, palya-dasi bhava, manjari-bhava, vraja-bhakti bhava.“

Śrīla Gurudeva used to say “Our goal of life is Radha-dasyam.''

Aspirin for his causeless mercy,

Atul Krishna Das
(Disciple of Sripad B.V. Sridhara Maharaja)