Dear Srila Prabhupada
by Shanta devi dasi
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please forgive this fallen soul
for I know not how to live in this material world and still
cling to your feet with all my heart.
It is only through your words, your books
and the sincere devotees who follow you
that I learn your
deep and gentle
yet all-powerful compassion.
I am small and fallible
filled with faults and sin
lost without guru to pull me out
I cannot fathom your personality
who you are
just listen to the words
of your beloved disciples
those who follow you into the spiritual world
with love, grace and gentle compassion.
You have generously given us all we need
to go back home
All we have to do is open our hearts
with humble humility.
You are always there
waiting patiently and
radiating pure love.