Offering to Srila Prabhupada 2021

Manidhara Das
01 Sep 2021

 

Dear Srila Prabhupada!

 

Please accept my prostrated dandavats at Your lotus feet.

All glories to Your Divine Grace!

 

Seeing those I used to worship turning into unrecognizable forms, monitored and modified by demoniac forces, makes me only to clinch tighter to Your lotus feet.

In the midst of the pandemonia of ignorance even plain logic and common sense vanished as demons unfold once again their heinous schemes, again and again trying to imitate the Lord and attack His Supremacy. Fear and anxiety are their tools while they massively oppress the ignorant population.

 

But real devotees of the Lord are abhayam, free of fear, confident of the mercy of the Lord while taking shelter in the cooling shadow of Your lotus feet.

 

All this what we see today, was described by You during Your presence on this planet in a great detail. Nothing what is happening now is new. The ways of demons´ actions are already described by the Supreme Lord Himself in His Bhagavad Gita.

 

How wonderful it is, Srila Prabhupada, to hear Your voice, Your words smashing the demonic scenarios, and driving ignorance away. As Lord is nava-yauvanam, always fresh and new, so is Your message, invigorating the righteous ones and providing shelter to those sincere at heart. Indeed, these days are bringing out the quality of a man, showing who is who. While those of firm faith feel encouraged to become even more sincere in their endeavors to serve You, the hidden motivations of those who are becoming affected by demons´ propaganda become even more visible.

 

The more my body ages, Srila Prabhupada, and the more I feel the countdown of my days while residing in this fragile vehicle of bones and liquids, the more I feel urged to simplify the ways of my survival, and save time for focusing entirely on Your lotus feet. What a wonderful way of living it is to see the world around me through Your eyes! As Srimad Bhagavatam defines human life by the faculty of discrimination between right and wrong (SB. 7.11.8-12), demons and those walking their path with them are trying to cover everything again by the fog of oneness, spreading hazy illusions in the name of unity and love. Not only they think they are the body, now they don´t even know what kind of body they are. How more confused one can be! So solid is their ignorance.

 

You didn´t hesitate to call the thief a thief and the rascal a rascal. How bold and fresh were Your words! In these days, where demons unfold more actively their plans, even more so You are the shelter, You are the refuge, You are the savior, and You are the one who can lead us all. As demons join the demons, kanistha adhikaris the kanistha adhikaris, and madhyama adhikaris seek inspiration in the association of those of the same rank, everything is taking place perfectly. Maya is testing, maya is pushing and maya is bringing out who is who. Now is the time to choose the sides.

 

The proof who is who is defined in the way where one takes shelter.

Nothing is accidental, everything is perfectly revealed in due course of time.

 

Please, Srila Prabhupada, show me the way how I can still serve you in my remaining days while living in this body. I avoided hollow designations so far, names and titles I was offered, I avoided the association of thiefs and parasites. On the way I am finding wonderful sincere servants of Yours, jewel-like vaisnavas, often hidden and unrecognized. I beg to have their association and I beg, Srila Prabhupada, to become more actively involved in Your movement where those freed from designations and artificial names reside.

 

The books I distributed so far were so few, those I could help to follow Your path were not many. There is so much to share and so much to give from the never ending ocean of nectar You gave to us. I have nothing to say, I have nothing to give. But chanting Your glories makes me to a day-and-night speaker, and while remembering Your Divine Grace one becomes so enthused and so invigorated.

 

All glories to You, Srila Prabhupada!

Due to the wonderful gifts You left behind in the form of Your books, Your recorded lectures and discourses we are eternally indebted to You.

You saved us all.

 

Thank You, Srila Prabhupada! Thank you!

 

Your servant Manidhara das