A simple prayer to Srila Prabhupada
by Prema Bhakti dasa
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
There are so many ways in which I can glorify you, so many ways that you have bathed me in the ecstasy of your mercy:
- Chanting the Holy Name and dancing...
- Performing devotional service for the pleasure of Lord Krsna and His devotees...
- Preparing nice foodstuff for the Lord ... and then honoring them...
But most of all you are glorious for your books in which you have revealed the whole spiritual world.
You have written about Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami: "He lives forever by his divine instructions, and the follower lives with him." This also applies to you since you are permanently fixed at the lotus feet of your spiritual master. By your shining example, you show us how to be fixed in the service of guru, the pure representative of Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Everyday I approach you for instruction by reading your books.
Everyday you show me how to accelerate my progress toward the supreme destination, the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna, by improving my chanting of the Holy Names:
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
By your pure teachings, I can understand that I am not this body made of material elements.
By your pure teachings, I can understand that the perfection of my life is to be cent percent engaged in the service of the Absolute Truth, Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
By the simple and sublime process of devotional service, I will attain all perfection and with these 2 eyes be able to someday see the beautiful eternal pastimes of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna in the company of Their intimate associates...
What could be better than this?
My simple prayer, dear Grandfather Srila Prabhupada, is that I always be engaged as an instrument of Lord Krsna's mercy without desire for material benefit.
I beg to remain in your service, eternally,
Prema Bhakti dasa Adhikari
Your servant in Niles, Michigan, USA