Vyasa Puja Offerings

the beautiful painting of Srila Prabhupada's maha samadhi is by Kancanbala dasi


Vyasa Puja Offering for Srila Prabhupada - 2006

Two offerings for this year-

2006 (Gaurabda 520) Vyasa-puja offering - Rasananda das


nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale

srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine


namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine



om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya

cakshur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah


On the occasion of your Vyasa-puja, the day of your blessed appearance in this world, I make the following humble offering. It is a compilation of verses and quotations from various authoritative literatures. Simply the titles have been composed by me.

The primacy of honoring and worshipping the greatly elevated, confidential devotees of the Lord.


Many of the verses that follow say ‘unto the devotee’, or ‘unto the spiritual master’ [or guru]. The reader should understand that these references are to the topmost devotees and the topmost gurus. There are grades of devotees -- from the person who upon seeing the devotees or the deity or hearing the chanting of the Lord’s names or by any means of some experience of Him being gained by a person and some seed of faith being planted -- up to the topmost devotee, greatly empowered to establish the principles of religion throughout the world. Similarly there are different grades of gurus: in one sense any devotee of Krishna, or Visnu, is a guru, but only a devotee on the topmost platform – much favored by the Lord and greatly empowered by Him, constantly receiving dictation from Him – can be called jagat-guru... spiritual master of the whole world, whom even elevated beings on other planets worship. Such a guru is also the sampradaya acarya... the acarya of the whole line of tradition. Other devotees and gurus are to be honored and worshipped according to the level of their adhikara.

(SB means Srimad-Bhagavatam; CC Means Caitanya Caritamrta; Bg, or BG, means Bhagavad Gita; p after a reference means that the selection is from the Bhaktivedanta purport as published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust; HBV means Hari Bhakti Vilas and CB means Caitanya Bhagavata.)

Lord Krishna considers His devotees greater than Himself:

atma haite krishna bhakte bada kari’ mane / ihate bahuta sastra-vacana pramane atma haite—than His own self; krishna—Lord Krishna; bhakte—His devotee; bada kari’ mane—accepts as greater; ihate—in this connection; bahuta—many; sastra-vacana—quotations from revealed scripture; pramane—evidences.

Lord Krishna considers His devotees greater than Himself. In this connection the scriptures provide an abundance of evidence. - Cc Adi 6.101

The Lord is more pleased with the glorification of His devotee than that of Himself directly:

Nobody can be better devotee than Radharani. So as soon as Radha’s name is there, Krishna is more pleased. So that is the way. So if we glorify the devotees, the character of the devotees, before the Lord, He’s more pleased than to glorify Himself, He directly. -Lecture - SB 7.9.11-13, Hawaii, March 24, 1969:

The real meaning of the Vedic knowledge is revealed only to those advanced aspirants who have the same implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master:

yasya deva para bhaktir / yatha deve tatha gurau                          tasyaite kathita hy arthah / prakasante mahatmanah

"Only unto those great souls who have the same implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master are all the imports of Vedic knowledge, spiritual realization (brahmabhuta) automatically revealed." - Svetasvatara Upanishad 6.23

The worship of the devotees is better than the worship of Krishna directly:

mad-bhakta-pujabhyadhika / sarva-bhuteshu man-matih

Worshiping My devotees is better than worshiping Me directly. - SB 11.19.21

aradhananam sarvesham / vishnor aradhanam param                 asmat parataram devi / tadiyanam samarcanam

“‘My dear Devi, although the Vedas recommend worship of demigods, the worship of Lord Vishnu is topmost. However, above the worship of Lord Vishnu is the rendering of service to Vaisnavas, who are related to Lord Vishnu.’

Purport: ... There are recommendations in the Vedas for the worship of various demigods as well as Lord Vishnu. In this quotation from the Padma Purana, Lord Siva answers a question posed to him by goddess Durga. This verse is also included in the Laghu-bhagavatamrita (2.4), by Srila Rupa Gosvami. The words vishnor aradhanam refer to the worship of Lord Vishnu, or Krishna. Thus the supreme form of worship is the satisfaction of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna. It is further concluded that the worshiper of Lord Vishnu renders better service by worshiping the devotee of Lord Krishna. There are different types of devotees—those in santa-rasa, dasya-rasa, sakhya-rasa, vatsalya-rasa and madhurya-rasa. Although all the rasas are on the transcendental platform, madhurya-rasa is the supreme transcendental mellow. Consequently it is concluded that the worship of devotees engaged in the Lord’s service in madhurya-rasa is the supreme spiritual activity. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His followers mainly worship Lord Krishna in madhurya-rasa. Other Vaishnava acaryas recommended worship up to vatsalya-rasa. ... Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in this Age of Kali to exhibit the super-excellence of madhurya-rasa, a gift never previously bestowed by any acarya or incarnation. Consequently Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is accepted as the most magnanimous incarnation. It is He only who distributed love of Krishna while exhibiting the superexcellence of loving Krishna in the conjugal rasa.  - CC Madhya 11.31 p  

Worship of devotees is better than worship of Krishna:

ye me bhakta-janah partha na me bhaktas ca te janah    mad-bhaktanam ca ye bhaktas te me bhakta-tama matah

“My dear Partha, one who claims to be My devotee is not so. Only a person who claims to be a devotee of My devotee is actually My devotee.”  

- CC Madhya 11.28, Lord Caitanya quoting the Adi Purana.

“amara bhaktera puja—ama haite bada”                                                   sei prabhu vede-bhagavate kaila dadha

That same Supreme Personality of Godhead has declared in the Vedas and Srimad Bhagavatam, “Worship of My devotees is superior to worship of Me.

- CB Adi Khanda 1.8

One should worship acarya first, then the Lord i otherwise one’s worship is fruitless:

"prathamam tu gurum pujya tatas caiva mamarcanam kurvan siddhim avapnoti hy anyatha nisphalam bhavet" ...

"If anyone worships his spiritual master first and then Me, he certainly achieves perfection. Otherwise, his worship remains fruitless."

- HBV 4.344, quoting Smriti  Maharnava, spoken by Lord Krishna

Those who worship the Supreme Lord but are indifferent to the worship of His devotees are eligible for punishment by the lord of death, Yamaraj: if many people who worship the Supreme Lord remain indifferent to the worship of His devotees and as a result are eligible for punishment by Yamaraji.

 - CB Madya 3.169-170 p

Failure to properly worship the spiritual master results in falldown:

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura has pointed out that the original cause of offending the Lord and falling down from one's position is one's not learning how to properly worship a bona fide spiritual master. One who is trained to offer respectful obeisances and worship to the bona fide spiritual master automatically offers proper worship to the Supreme Lord.

Without the mercy of a bona fide spiritual master, even a so-called religious man will gradually become atheistic, offend the Lord by foolish speculation and fall into a hellish condition of life.

- SB 11.5.3 p

Worship of the Lord without worship of devotee is simply a manifestation of false pride:

arcayitva tu govindam / adiyan narcayet tu yah                                na sa bhagavato jneyah / kevalam dambhikah smritah

"One who performs worship of Lord Govinda but fails to worship His devotees should be understood to be not a devotee of the Lord but simply a victim of false pride."

 - Quoted in CB Madya 3.169-170 P and in SB 11.3.26 P


Worship of the antaranga bhakta guru more is more important than direct worship of God:

In the Vamana-kalpa, Lord Brahma explains: "One's mantra is identical with his spiritual master.  One's spiritual master is identical with Lord Hari.

When the spiritual master is pleased, then Lord Hari is pleased." It is also said: "When Lord Hari is angry, one's spiritual master can protect him. When one's spiritual master is angry, no one can give protection. Therefore with all efforts one should strive to please his spiritual master." Therefore one should always serve his spiritual master. In  another place in the scriptures, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself declares: "First one should worship his spiritual master, and afterward worship Me.  One who does this attains perfection.  One who does not finds that all his efforts are in vain."

      In the Narada-pancaratra it is said: "With body, mind and words, one should worship his Vaisnava spiritual master who is as good as Lord Visnu, who teaches the science of Lord Visnu. One who knows the true meaning of the scriptures is a Vaisnava and one who teaches the true meaning of the verses in the scriptures is always to be worshipped. What more need be said?  He is a manifestation of Lord Visnu Himself."

      In the Padma Purana, Rsi Devadyuti prays: "For me devotion to my spiritual master it is more important than devotion to Lord Hari.  If I am devoted to my spiritual master, then Lord Hari will personally reveal Himself to me."

      In such a situation there is no need even to worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead separate from the worship of one's spiritual master.

This is explained in the pancaratra, where, in the course of describing the results of purascarana (religious ceremonies), it is said: "As an alchemist's touch turns copper into gold, so the spiritual master's touch makes his disciple transcendental like Lord Visnu Himself." This is also explained in Srimad Bhagavatam (10.80.34), where Lord Krsna declares: “I, the Soul of all beings, am not as satisfied by ritual worship, brahminical initiation or begetting good children, penances or self-discipline as I am by faithful service rendered to the spiritual master.”

      Srila Sridhara Svami, the original commentator on the Vedanta Sutra, comments: “This verse explains that no one is more to be worshipped than the spiritual master who gives transcendental knowledge. Therefore no duty is more important than the worship of him. In this verse the word "ijya" means "the ritual duties of a householder", "prajatih" means “begetting good children” or “the second birth by accepting the sacred thread” and describes the duties of a brahmacari. "Tapasa" describes the duties of a vanaprastha and “upasamena” describes the duties of a sannyasi.  "Aham" means "I”, the Supreme Personality of Godhead".  The Lord then declares: "I, the Soul of all beings, cannot be satisfied by these things in the same way as I am by faithful service rendered to the spiritual master."

       - Sat Sandarbha, Bhakti Sandarbha, Anuccheda 237, 8-17

Worship of the guru has precedence over all others: Athau gurupuja: the worship of the guru has precedence over all others.

  - Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Lecture – “Assuming Responsibility of Being Guru”

“First guru-kripa, then krishna-kripa”: To understand Vedic literature means one must have firm faith in Krishna and firm faith in guru, not that “My guru is not so learned, so let me capture Krishna directly.” That is useless. That is useless. Caitanya Mahaprabhu says, guru-krishna-kripaya paya bhakti-lata-bija. One can get the seed of the plant or creeper of bhakti, how? Guru-krishna-kripa. By the mercy of guru and by the mercy of Krishna, not that krishna-kripa. First guru-kripa, then krishna-kripa.

- Lecture, SB 1.15.27, New York, March 6, 1975

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Offering by Vishoka dasa- This is not exactly a Vyasa-puja offering, but it's an offering to both Lord Krishna and His pure devotee, Srila Prabhupada on Their appearance days, 2006- here   


many more quotes on the supreme platform of Jagat-Guru


Vyasa Puja Offering for Srila Prabhupada - 2004

by Vishoka dasa

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my obeisances millions of times at your lotus feet.

During a morning walk at Stow lake, in 1968, you had this conversation with Jamuna dasi -

Yamuna said: Swamiji, Janaki-devi wrote me this very nice letter where she had a dream that there was a gigantic platform above the surface of the earth, and all of our devotees, our Godbrothers and sisters and you, were assembled on this gigantic platform for sankirtana. And we had such a thunderous joy, magnificent kirtana, that the whole earth... When you said, "Jaya om param paramahamsa," the whole earth bowed down to you like this. And we were all crying, so happy. And you said, "Now my Guru Maharaja is satisfied." That was her dream.

Prabhupada said: Thank you very much. Yes. Thank you for your dreaming like that. It is very pleasing to me. Yes, I want to see like that. [Break]

You have told us that having a dream of the spiritual master is real, a direct experience with him. This dream communication is a form of spiritual telepathy, or an extra-sensory communication that is found extensively in our Vaisnava history. Another example of this is seen in this letter from Srila Prabhupada to Sudama-

In a letter to his disciple Sudama, who was trying to start a temple in Tokyo, Srila Prabhupada said: "Actually, I was thinking of you from London, and by the grace of Krsna my anxiety was televisioned to you in your dream." 

Modern man is only recently investigating extra-sensory or paranormal abilities such as telepathy, such as the ability to journey in dreams and visions, into other dimensions across the boundaries of time. But the Vedic personalities, the Vaisnavas, are perfectly adept in such paranormal activities, such as communication from one mind to another by extra-sensory means, like in dreams, by the grace of Lord Krishna. Such abilities are as easy and commonplace for these perfected beings, just as surfing the Internet is commonplace for us. 

Srila Prabhupada also received such messages in his dreams, from his Guru Maharaja, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, as we see in this talk in Seattle, 1968-

Srila Prabhupada - “Sometimes I was dreaming my spiritual master, that he's calling me, and I was following him. When my dream was over, I was thinking. I was little horrified. "Oh, Guru Maharaja wants me to become sannyasi. How can I accept sannyasa?" At that time, I was feeling not very satisfaction that I have to give up my family and have to become a mendicant. At that time, it was a horrible feeling. Sometimes I was thinking, "No, I cannot take sannyasa." But again I saw the same dream. So in this way I was fortunate. My Guru Maharaja (Prabhupada begins to cry, choked voice) pulled me out from this material life.  >>> Ref. VedaBase => His Divine Grace Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja's Disappearance Day Lecture,  (Srila Prabhupada's Sannyasa Guru) -- Seattle, October 21, 1968

Srila Prabhupada also was visited by Lord Krishna by dream on board the Jaladuta while coming to America. Srila Prabhupada wrote of some sea-sickness, and on the thirteenth day of the voyage, during the passage through the Arabian Sea, he suffered a massive heart attack. He was concerned that he might pass away, but in his uneasy sleep that night he had a dream, a vision. Lord Krsna appeared. The Lord was in an open boat, along with His other incarnations. Krsna was rowing the boat, and the boat was pulling Srila Prabhupada's ship with a rope. Krsna was smiling at Srila Prabhupada and was pulling the ship all the way to America!    >>> Ref. VedaBase => JD: Introduction

Also, other great acharyas appear to Srila Prabhupada, in dream and in vision-

Gopal Ghosh prabhu relates: "That [Radha-Damodara temple] is where Prabhupada got the idea for ISKCON. It is where Prabhupada did his own personal bhajan. and there many times he told me that Rupa and Jiva Goswamis appeared to him in dreams. * *  Also, a disciple and former personal servant of Srila Prabhupada said that Srila Rupa Gosvami once appeared to Srila Prabhupada while he was staying at the Radha-Damodara temple in Vrndavana. One day while honoring maha-prasadam, Srila Prabhupada was looking out of the window at the samadhi of Sri Rupa Gosvami. Suddenly, Sri Rupa Gosvami appeared before Srila Prabhupada and spoke these most encouraging words:

"Maharaja, don't worry about anything. Go ahead and travel to the West and preach. Just preach the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and the chanting of Hare Krishna. You'll be successful. I guarantee because I will be right with you all the time."   > GVSV: Darsana Stories

So we see that Jiva and Rupa Gosvamis have given their dream darshan to Srila Prabhupada, and Rupa Gosvami gave his personal darshan to Srila Prabhupada, and conferred upon him spoken words of blessings and assurance of success in his mission. We have heard accounts of many devotees, old and young, who have had Srila Prabhupada’s darshan in either dream or visions.

Another extra-sensory or paranormal ability is clairvoyance, or the ability to see in the future, and this is also commonplace in Vedic traditions, as seen from the following predictions from Lochan Das Thakur and Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, and the Bhagavat Mahatmya and Brahma-vivarta Purana-

Lochan Das Thakur, in his Chaitanya Mangal, predicted that a sena-pati, or a "great general," would come and accomplish this mission. This was Srila Prabhupada. Also, Bhaktivinode Thakur, in an article entitled "Nityananda Suryodoy," which was published in the 1800s, in his Sajjana-toshani magazine -- he predicted that soon a time is coming when the chanting of Krishna's name will be heard in England, France, Russia, Germany, and America. Srila Prabhupada brought this to fruition. There is also the Bhagavat Mahatmya. In this book, Narada, the great sage, has a conversation with bhakti personified. In the course of this conversation, bhakti says, "I will leave this country, India, and go abroad!" The same text informs us that this personified bhakti will go to South India and then leave to go abroad after staying in Vrindavan. This is exactly what Prabhupada did.  >>> Ref. VedaBase => OS 6: Chapter Six

Here we see that Srila Prabhupada was sent to save our planet, as Lord Caitanya’s sena-pati great general. Also, in the Brahma-vivarta Purana, Lord Vishnu told Mother Ganges to not worry about the many sins of Kali-Yuga, because He will send His devotee to spread the sankirtan movement all over the world.

Jai Srila Prabhupada, all glories to your Divine Grace,  your lowly servant, Vishoka dasa.

note- this offering was adapted from a large essay, Great Souls Sometimes Re-appear

Vyasa Puja Offering for Srila Prabhupada - 2003 

 Saved by His Sanjivani Glance

 Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my obeisances at your lotus feet. All glories to your Divine Grace.

 By your mercy, I’ve been blessed with a fascination for the pastime of Lord Krishna’s dancing on the hoods of the Kaliya Serpent. This pastime is a multi-faceted jewel of Sri Krishna’s divine eternal lila, and has many spiritual instructions in the narrative, which are explained to us by you, Srila Prabhupada, and the previous acaryas. It appears to us that there are many similarities in your earthy pastimes that we can compare to this Kaliya pastime. Let us all glorify our Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada with several comparisons to this pastime of Lord Krishna. 

 As the pastime goes, first the cowherd boys drank the waters of the Yamuna, which were poisonous due to Kaliya’s venom, and they fell down, apparently dead. Then Krishna, Who is the life of all that lives, cast His merciful glance upon them, and they stood up and looked at each other in astonishment. They knew that it was Krishna’s sanjivani-rasa glance, which had saved them.

 Just as Lord Krishna revived the cowherd boys with His glance, so did you deliver your sanjivani-rasa glance to our western world, dear Srila Prabhupada, you also raised us from the dead with your merciful glance. We are like walking zombies, the living dead. We were corpses barely animated by the strings of maya, completely immersed in the network of decadent American culture. We were entrapped in tamasic obsessions of drugs and sex, and enchanted by a hypnotic music, which glorified such activities. Like the cowherd boys in Krishna’s pastime, we also rose up from our deathlike trance and looked at each other in astonishment, knowing that you had revived us from our comatose condition and had raised us up to your blissful transcendental devotional service to Lord Krishna.  

 After reviving the cowherd boys, Lord Sri Krishna climbed into a big kadamba tree, and tightened his belt, and then jumped into the water with great force. The acaryas compares this to a kingfisher who dives into a river to catch his prey. The force of His plunge was so deep and strong, that it appeared that He penetrated the Patala region of the universe. His forceful plunge pushed the waters of the Yamuna over her banks, creating high waves, which overflooded her banks for one hundred yards, as if something very large had fallen into her water.

 There is a nice similarity here, Srila Prabhupada, with your wonderful pastimes on earth. You also plunged into the poisonous waters of our American lifestyle, both figuratively and literally. In a literal sense, you penetrated the vast waters of the Atlantic ocean, aboard the Jaladuta, and entered our Patala-like region of the universe. You then created huge waves of the transcendental sound of Krishna’s holy names, which roared like tidal waves across the planet, overflowing all shores with krsna-prema. You broadcasted the transcendental holy names of Lord Krishna, and caused the holy names to overflow our earthly embankments in the forms of your transcendental books and your nectarean bhajans and kirtans, and your recorded discourses on the science of Krishna consciousness.

 By His powerful dive into the Yamuna’s waters, Lord Krishna created great waves, and the deadly poison rose up into a mass of foam, which rode the crests of these waves. Lord Krishna then sported in the lake like a lordly elephant, and simply by splashing His hands and arms, and swirling His mighty arms, He produced wonderful musical sounds within the water. Lord Krishna also swirled His mighty arms, causing the poisonous water to burst into flames. Similarly, you too, Srila Prabhupada, caused a great commotion in this kingdom of maya, conquering all the mundane philosophers and religionists, and at the same time you playfully created wonderful musical sounds with the expertise of your kartala, mrdanga and harmonium playing, and your blissful kirtans, which began in Tompkins Square park in New York city.   

 Lord Sri Krishna appeared very beautiful and delicate in the waters of the Yamuna. The Kaliya serpent beheld Krishna’s unparalleled beauty, yet he was so envious that he bit Sri Krishna on His chest and enveloped Krishna his mighty coils. Then the inhabitants of Vrndavana saw their Lord Krishna trapped in Kaliya’s coils, and they experienced great lamentation on the banks of the Yamuna. They fell to the ground just like trees that had been cut at the root. Lord Krishna could have escaped at any time, but He wanted to see the great love of His devotees for Himself.

 Similarly, Srila Prabhupada, you also displayed your beautiful transcendental form of Lord Krishna’s pure devotee, your form shining with a golden lustrous complexion, which makes us think of the golden form of Lord Caitanya. There were many materialists who are greatly charmed by your transcendental form, and they received great benefit from your darsana. Others were attracted to your form, but they were so envious that they tried to hamper your movement.

 You came as an elderly gentleman and had some great difficulties aboard the ship Jaladuta.  And later in NY, you had a similar difficulty, and the doctors had said it was a mild heart attack. You said that your devotees had saved you by chanting the Nrsimadeva mantra. Then you had to go back to India, and Jayananda and all the devotees were in great anxiety. They were crying, thinking you might not return. This was ultimately a great impetuous for the devotees to increase their love for you. It seems that Lord Krishna is always putting devotees into anxiety for the safety of His pure devotee, or for the safety of Lord Caitanya’s sankirtan movement.

 Dear Srila Prabhupada, when you had a heart attack on the Jaladhuta, we are sure that the demigods and previous acharyas were looking down upon this scene with great anxiety, greatly lamenting that you might be thwarted in your great mission. On the night of the second day, Lord Sri Krishna appeared to you in a dream, in His many forms, such as Lord Varaha and Lord Nrsimha, and Lord Krishna told you not to fear, and said, “Don’t worry, I’m rowing your boat.” Thus Lord Krishna showed you that He was always protecting His great devotee, because of your exclusive dependence upon His mercy.

 Now, in our present situation, we also think of the pastime of Lord Krishna being enwrapped in Kaliya’s coils as being similar to your anxiety for your Krishna consciousness movement. Sometimes it seems that your movement is being trapped in the coils of so many tentacles of the material energy, and we are standing on the banks in great lamentation and in acute distress, because we are in fear for your movement. You expressed such concerns when you wrote the following in your Bhaktivedanta Purport for Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.3.23:

  “Although Krsna cannot be killed, Vasudeva, as the father of Krsna, was trembling because in affection he thought that Kamsa would immediately come and kill his son. Similarly, although the Krsna consciousness movement and Krsna are not different and no asuras can check it, we are afraid that at any moment the asuras can stop this movement in any part of the world.”

 So similarly, we are sometimes in fear of the many tentacles of material energy, which seem to envelope your glorious movement, and we fall on the banks of lamentation and anxiety for the safety of your movement. But, just as Lord Balarama knew that Krishna could not die, and so you, too, Srila Prabhupada, you knew that this movement cannot be checked from the outside, and yet you were fearful that the danger may come from within, by your disciples not working in cooperation. That is why you said- “How much you love me will be demonstrated by how you cooperate after I leave.”

 Then Lord Sri Krishna saw that His devotees were too much in lamentation and so He decided to dance on the heads of the Kaliya serpent. It is seen that Kaliya was the personification of false ego, and Lord Krishna displayed His artistic expertise by dancing on the unsteady moving surfaces of Kaliya’s heads, and Krishna shows the world how He pushes down the false ego of all materialists. Ultimately all beings must all bow down their heads to Lord Krishna, especially in Krishna’s form of time, as the stubborn egotists must bow down their arrogant heads to the certainty of death. The difference with the devotees bowing down and the non-devotees bowing down is that devotees lovingly bow down to Lord Krishna in devotion and then go back to godhead. 

 Srila Prabhupada, you showed a similar pastime to the world, when you danced so artistically upon the arrogant heads of so many philosophers and religionists and decadent leaders of different countries. You smashed their egotistical pride, you annihilated their bogus philosophies, and yet you danced so nicely and attractively upon their heads, so that they did not feel devastation and pain. They saw how pathetic their plans were--next to the philosophy of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. They were charmed by your irresistible personality, and they came away from your chastisement with fond memories of your association.

 We, the followers of your Divine Grace, will sometimes detect the rising of the ugly heads of false ego within your movement, and we too, sometimes try to tap dance on the heads of false ego of other prabhus, only to find that our own false ego is much larger. We pray to heed your instructions and try to cooperate to push on your movement, and not enlarge our own false ego Kaliya heads, and thus divide your movement. We pray that we dance on our own head with boots, so as to reduce our false ego into our real spiritual ego, service to you and Lord Sri Krishna. We pray to practice tolerance and give all respect to other devotees. Jai Srila Prabhupada, all glories to your Divine Grace! 

 Your worthless servant, Vishoka dasa


Vyasa Puja Offering for Srila Prabhupada - 2002 

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

I read in your Bhaktivedanta purports-

Foolish people think that devotional service is flattering the Lord to get special mercy. Factually the pure devotees who are engaged in the transcendental loving service of the Lord are not a mercantile community. A mercantile house renders service to someone in exchange for values. The pure devotee does not render service unto the Lord for such exchange, and therefore the full mercy of the Lord is open for him. [SB 1.8.29P]

Dear Srila Prabhupada, both in your transcendental writings and lectures, and the precepts of your glorious life, you have continually demonstrated the highest standard of pure devotional service to Lord Krishna, showing us the perfect example of what a pure devotee is, and how we can attempt to follow in your footsteps. By following your example and teachings, we hope to come to the standard outlined above in your purports, to render service to you and Sri Krishna with a desire for service only and not some exchange, and then we may become eligible for your full mercy.

I pray, dear Srila Prabhupada, to help us to serve you in the mood you have written in your purports, I pray that your mercy may always be open to your lowly servants, such as myself. I pray to always receive the purification from your Bhaktivedanta purports and the words emanating from your lotus lips. Only by association with your devotees and your transcendental books and tapes, can we ever hope to advance in this lifetime, and come back home to your lotus feet.

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

My only desire is to remain as a fool, at your lotus feet

to lay down my life and body in the dust of your lotus feet, day after day,

to sign my life away, on the dotted line, minute after minute

hanging on for dear life, to your lotus feet, life after life

help me to go the distance, keep me on board for the long haul, 

I pray, dear Srila Prabhupada, please don’t kick me away,


Your lowly servant, Visoka dasa

We think we have met your goodness 

by the will of providence


Vyasa Puja offering 2001- by Visoka dasa

Dear Srila Prabhupada, all glories to you.

We think we have met your goodness

by the will of providence just so that

we may accept you as captain of the

ship for those who desire to cross the

difficult ocean of Kali. (SB 1.1.23)


You are the eternal captain of the lotus ship of Lord Caitanya’s mercy. We were so fortunate that you picked us up from the ocean of maya and gave us shelter aboard your ship. This ship named “Iskcon” was plying smoothly through the treacherous waters of Kali-yuga, with your beautiful vapu and your eternal vani always there to help us weather the various storms of maya. We held on for dear life to your dhoti and battened down the hatches, and although you warned us of the power of the ocean of maya, sometimes to our great sorrow, a mate would lose his grip and be swept off the deck into the waters, lost again to the sea. You said that we have declared war on maya, and sometimes there would be casualities.

When the storms subsided, we would host over the harinam-sankirtan lifeboats, and thus we would venture out into the sea of Kali and proclaim the glories of Lord Sri Krishna with loud banners and cheers. We threw out lifesavers, in the forms of BTG’s and your transcendental literatures and mantra cards to the suffering souls of the sea, scooping up the lost swimmers, and often by your potency, we would reel in a few floundering souls and take them back to the ship.

Many a time we would look out on the horizon and see some ship mates riding their surfboards, merrily skiing on the waves, as your ship plied smoothly through the murky waters. These souls were exercising their constitutional natures of being of the tatasva-sakti category, or the “marginal potency.” Thus they were demonstrating their intrinsic “marginal potency” by regulating their activities to the peripheral boundaries, or keeping themselves on the marginal fringe of devotional activities. They would try to squeeze out a few more drops of fleeting pleasure from the vast waters of Maya, and simultaneously hold on for dear life to their lifelines, and then some times they would haul themselves back up on deck whenever there was a feast or major appearance day. After a sumptuous feast and a little “left side down” they would swab the decks for a while and then sneak back out to their surfboards. Someone pointed them out, saying, “Look at the surfers, Srila Prabhupada,” and you sagely corrected him, “sufferers,” and we all grinned at each other.

Sometimes we anchored in coral reef bays and played water sports in tranquil waters. We would sooth our parched desert-like tongues with the flow of the nectarine Ganges waters of Lord Caitanya’s transcendental pastimes. In those transcendental lagoons were lotus flowers of singing, dancing and loud chanting of Krishna’s holy name, our only abode of transcendental pleasure. All the devotees were like swans, ducks and bees, as the ever-flowing Ganges water of harinam-sankirtan produced a melodious sound that gladdened our ears. Sometimes we held great festival days with huge colorful tents and lavishly decorated boats, headed up by your stalwart devotees, Jayananda Prabhu and Visnujana Swami. Sometimes, we would get distracted by the monkeys swinging in the trees, and you would always save us from such monkey business with your nectarean instructions.

And then all powerful Kala wielded His razor sharp revolving disc, and our merry sailing eventually came to naught. The storm squalls came, tyrannous and strong, chasing us down along, down into ice cold dooms of stagnation. As we would read in your eternal books, “Everyone is sleeping in the darkness of Kaliyuga, but when there is a great acharya, by his calling only, everyone takes to the study of the Vedas to acquire actual knowledge,“ and you said that when that great acarya leaves the planet, then chaos ensues, and so that came to pass.

That great storm hit full force, and some slipped and fell out into the dark waters. Then a great calm ensued and a dark overcast shrouded the sky. Engulfed in dense darkness, we huddled down below deck, our frames trembling, while the omen-bearing Albatross lay lifeless on deck. We were struck down, dead in the water, idle as some painted ship on a painted sea. There was heard a faint peg-leg tapping, marking time on the deck, and someone faintly whispered “Ahab.” And someone else said, “illusory whales.” A faint flickering apparition of some yellow-stool Doubloon caught our eyes, and many a rumor harkened of the harbinger of death, the white monster of the sea, who could destroy an entire ship with a single blow. You always said that destruction can only come from within. And so fear and trembling overcame us running, as we forgot your blessed vani and your dear Lord Sri Krishna too many times, and the Albatross of ill-luck hung round our necks.

Then the golden forms of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda came dancing across the path of our weary eyes, the two brothers shining as brilliant as the moon and sun rising simultaneously on the eastern horizon, chasing away all darkness from our hearts. And then you appeared again as the two Bhagavatas, the book Bhagavata and the person Bhagavata, and you and your books once again illumined our collective hearts, and we took courage to man the ship and plough on through the darkness, steering out for the dawn of light once again. Again to man the life boats and lifesavers, again pulling aboard drowning souls, again the bird o’ luck flew, and again your life-breath filled our lungs, and again we saw you Srila Prabhupada as our eternal captain and dearmost friend. Again sacred service you gave. Again we all proclaimed in loud voices singing, Jai Srila Prabhupada, Jai Srila Prabhupada, all glories unto you, all glories unto you, our eternal captain of the ship, Jai Jai Srila Prabhupada, all glories to you, all glories to you!

Your lowly servant, Visoka dasa

Vyasa Puja offering 2000 -

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Those who continually associate with you, by hearing your tapes and reading your books, throughout the day, are the most fortunate beings in the universe. The transcendental sound vibration from your lectures and kirtan tapes has the power to liberate even a casual bystander who hears only one word. Either understanding, or not understanding the purport of the Krishna prema emanating from your lotus lips on your tapes, every listener, whether casual or attentive, are all purified, knowingly or unknowingly. Even if we can’t quite hear what you say, even if we are busy in the ashram and can’t hear every word, or we’re driving the car and the traffic noise drowns out what you say, still your transcendental sound vibration purifies everything, it purifies our hearts and the atmosphere around us, even the walls and furniture. Even if I’m spacing out and thinking about something else, still your transcendental words are purifying my soul. Therefore, we shall always endeavor to hear your tapes in all circumstances, as they are always supremely auspicious for all living entities.

Dear Srila Prabhupada, I love to hear your powerful voice as you smash the rascal scientists in your lectures. I love to hear your mock debates with your disciples, as they play the devil’s advocate, and how you smash their atheistic arguments. Once, a disciple said, ”But you are the only person saying this!” And you immediately countered, “Then I am the ONLY intelligent person!” Everyone roared with laughter. And then you said, “This is a fact!” Yes, Srila Prabhupada, it is a fact, that you, and other Vaisnavas as well, are the only intelligent men in this material world. I only feel safe and secure, only when I’m hearing your transcendental voice on my tape player. Whenever I start to feel insecure and fearful of this material existence, then I play your tapes, and then my fear will immediately fade away. 

I love to hear you tell the glories of Lord Sri Krishna in your original dictation tapes of the Krishna book. I love to hear your transcendental voice recite the prayers of Akura and King Mucukunda and Lord Brahma and others, as your transcendental voice surcharges the transcendental potency of the great devotee prayers of the Bhagavatam. The sweetness of the tenth canto becomes unlimitedly sweeter by your transcendental voice.

I love to hear your transcendental comment about the ice cream truck outside the temple on La Cienega Blvd. You faintly hear a bell outside the window, coming up the street, and you stopped your lecture, and said, “What is that sound?” One disciple said, “Its an ice cream truck, Srila Prabhupada.” You paused for a moment, and then said, “Just see, here is maya!” Everyone laughs. And then you said, “Here is maya, come and take, come and take…” This is so transcendentally humorous, that I can listen to this tape over and over and laugh every time. 

I love to hear your classic vintage kirtans, especially the one where there is some bhakta baby who’s crying, who accents your kirtan, as he cries out for Krishna right on beat, exactly when you chant the holy name of Lord Caitanya. I also love your kirtan where you play the gong so loud and transcendentally in time. And your harmonium playing is unparalleled in all the three worlds, and even the Gandarvas are swooning in ecstasy and amazement when you play the harmonium, as every note is divinely inspired by Supersoul.

In all circumstances, may we always hear your tapes and read your books, and thus we will always feel safe and secure in this dangerous material world.

Part 2

Disclaimer- Any resemblance of the following, to a Beatle song, is merely coincidental. The following may be wishful thinking, and yes, it is a wishful meditation on the successful execution of the mission of Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON, which is what the world really needs. This meditation is called, “Imagine an ISKCON.”

Imagine an ISKCON, where blissful hari-nama sankirtan goes on for the next 10,000 years or more, and untold billions of people are drowned in the flood of the oceanic mercy of Lord Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu and the all blissful holy names of Lord Sri Krishna.

Imagine an ISKCON, where devotees execute the simple formula of chanting and dancing and taking of prasadam, and all living entities are eternally benefited by loud hari-nama, and sumptuous prasadam all over the world for the next 10,000 years.

Imagine an ISKCON, where there’s major traffic jams in every major city of the world, at 4 am, for mangala arotik, as throngs of people converge on every Radha Krishna temple with great eagerness to see Their Lordships.

Imagine an ISKCON, where there’s major traffic jams in every major city of the world at 7 pm, for blissful sundar arotik as people rush through the doors to see Sri Sri Radha Krishna after a long day at work.

Imagine an ISKCON, where people line up for Srila Prabhupada’s books in airports all over the world, and vans are constantly re-stocking the book distributors, 2 to 3 times a day, for the next 10,000 years.

Imagine an ISKCON, where every Friday night in all big cities, there’s huge hari-nama sankirtan, with hundreds of devotees dancing and chanting in wild abandon, and hundreds of people from all walks of life crowd around the devotees and smile and cheer and wag their heads, and chant and dance and clap their hands in joy.

Imagine an ISKCON, where there are multiple huge Ratha-yatras  every summer, in all major cities, and streets are closed off for blocks, and people are madly searching for parking spots for blocks around, and they hurry to go take Lord Jagannatha’s darshan and honor the huge 10 course transcendental feast offered to the Lord.

They may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. Dreams blessed by Lord Krishna have every possibility to become a reality, and the impossible becomes possible, merely by the rapt meditation upon the two divine pairs of lotus feet of the two transcendental brothers, Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, and by faithfully executing the order of our divine spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada.

Imagine an ISKCON, where the devotee lawyers are all bored, because there’s nothing for them to do.

Imagine an ISKCON, where Janmastami is so big, that temples are renting civic centers and shea stadiums and Madison Square Gardens, and so on.

Imagine an ISKCON, where dignitaries and presidents and prime ministers and heads of state step out of their limousines, and along with their retinue, they enter the local Sri Sri Radha Krishna  temple on Janmastami night at midnight, to pay prostrated obeisances to Their Lordships.

Imagine an ISKCON with millions of happy children in Krishna Consciousness, who each and everyone of them, after ten years or so, become millions of happy teenagers in Krishna Consciousness, and then ten or twenty years later, or so, become happy adult devotees in Krishna Consciousness.

Imagine an ISKCON, where Srila Prabhupada’s lecture and bhajan and kirtan tapes are loudly heard from open windows all over the world, at all times, day and night.

Imagine an ISKCON, where misogyny and wife and child abuses are just faint and horrible memories of the ancient past.

Imagine an ISKCON, where Srila Prabhupada’s teachings are universally understood without any change, or without any need or any desire anywhere for any change at all, for the next 10,000 years or so.

They may say that I’m a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. But these kind of daydreams can be spiritual, and maybe someday become real, only if we just try to please Srila Prabhupada and Krishna.

And my dear Srila Prabhupada, maybe this grandiose wishing is a little exaggerated sometimes, but, the size doesn’t really matter in the ultimate sense. You always said that it is only our duty to deliver the message of Krishna conscious, and the people may accept or not accept, and in any case, we shall continue our duty of giving Krishna consciousness. You also said that your Guru Maharaja, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja, had so many temples all over India, but he would say, “If by selling all these temples I could turn one man to Krishna consciousness, my mission would be successful.” You also told us that your main desire for us was not so much the numbers of books sold, or number of big temples, but simply that we develop our love for Krishna. This was your foremost wish, that we simply love Krishna. Therefore, regardless if ISKCON becomes gigantic or not, may we always try to fulfill your main desire that we just simply learn to love Krishna, and that we work hard to make a transcendental atmosphere in ISKCON, so that all the people of the world may get the same opportunity to love Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Krishna . Jai, all glories to you Srila Prabhupada.  Your servant, Visoka dasa. 


Offering to Srila Prabhupada, on his disappearance day, 1999.

Dear Srila Prabhupada

In trying to fullfill my duty to glorify you, my spiritual master, as I attempt to recount your glories, I am usually at lost for fitting words, as all similes and literary ornaments employed by great poets, become stale and hackneyed when we try to describe your transcendental qualities and and the wonderful feats you performed on this earth. When I attempt to describe your glory, I simply become tongue- tied and mute. How can we puny mortals glorify you properly? It is only by your mercy that we are able to say anything at all.

On your appearance day earlier this year, one prabhu, Nityodiya Maharaja, talked about how the past year has been especially painful. Your number one request for us was to cooperate together, but over the years, we seen such a deluge of argument and in-fighting. The internet has escalated debates to intense levels. It seems to some devotees that there are no solutions in sight. The issues of our children and women and past abuses threaten us. The future looms fearful, and seems hopeless at times.. In such states of distress, we break down and fall at your feet for quidance.

The urgent necessity for peace and cooperation within the world community of ISKCON devotees is felt by everyone. In the midst of the raging storm of disagreement, we sometimes forget the tranquility and soothing balm of your ever present instuctions and eternal vani, especially found in the constant reading of your books. If we break out of the doldrum of controversy, and we finally dance in tune with our divine master, Srila Prabhupada, then all misgivings disappear, and ecstasy blooms in the heart. If we try to approach you Srila Prabhupada with humility and silence, then we can hear your words with full attention. But being besieged by the all powerful mind, and so many arguments, who can properly hear the words of Srila Prabhupada with a peaceful state of mind? 

The every present need to calm our troubled minds, and hear from you, Srila Prabhupada, is best expressed with one experience I had in Srila Prabhupada’s presence. We were all on a walk with Srila Prabhupada on Watseka Ave, in LA California. A major thing I remember, was the profound silence around Srila Prabhupada. Usually on Watseka, there’s always a major din in the air, like babies crying in the background, or shouts of “haribol” or talking everywhere. But in the presence of Srila Prabhupada, there was an absolute silence around the sidewalk. It was as if Supersoul in everyone’s hearts was telling us all to just be quiet, and listen to the divine master. Adults, kids, insects, birds and animals were all silent in his divine presence. And we were all listening for the nectar from his lotus lips. He’s still here, and this is what we really need, more listening, less arguing. More Srila Prabhupada vani and less  opinions. The first step in the 9 fold process of devotional service is hearing, and hearing from Srila Prabhupada, and about Srila Prabhupada is the most important process of devotional service.

On this day, I am inspired to include this excerpt from Vaiyasaki’s book- "Radha-Damodara Vilasa" which I highly recommend to all devotees who delight in tasting the pure nectar of Lord Chaitanya’s sankirtan movement. It sort of takes up where Lilamrta leaves off, about how the movement developed in America, especially with Visnujana and Jayananda in California. Simply by reading this passage, ecstasy will well up in the heart of the reader. -

    As Visnujana begins chanting the gurvastakam prayers, Srila Prabhupada blows the conch and performs the arati for Vyasa-puja, making really big circles with incense and the lamps.  After arati, kirtan coninues as Srila Prabhupada joins in dancing amongst the devotees. At the height of a tumultuous kirtan, he begins displaying transcendental symptoms.

    Narada Muni dasa says: I was a pretty new devotee, but Srila Prabhupada completely transformed the entire room into Vaikuntha. He went from one side of the room to the other, like Lord Chaitanya twirling at Ratha-yatra. Srila Prabhupada was dancing like that, back and forth. It was an amazing thing, totally amazing. Tears were flowing from my eyes. Srila Prabhupada was just extracting all these impurities from us. When sometimes Srila Prabhupada would display these emotions, it was because he just couldn't hold himself back. This was one of those times. The whole room was transported to Goloka.

You were actually transported. Everyone went wild in that kirtan, and Visnujana was leading. Everyone was crying. It was almost like when Lord Chaitanya reappeared many years later in the kirtan with Narottama dasa Thakur at Kheturi. 

Sahadevi devi dasi says: During the jaya om prayers at the end, everybody in the whole room was sobbing. You could hear everybody trying to hold back the tears That’s how ecstatic it was. Oh God, it was amazing.  

Dear Srila Prabhupada, by remembering and chanting pastimes like this, and reading your books, is the only way to destroy the pain of separation from you. Please empower me and all Vaisnavas to read your books throughout the day, and discuss Prabhupada katha at all times, and then peace and tranquility will bless our days. Jai, all glories to our divine master, Srila Prabhupada.

Your servant, Visoka dasa



Offering, 1997-

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

On this most auspicious occasion, we followers of your Divine Grace, wish to glorify you to the highest extent of our frail human capacity. Such praise of you is never enough, never fully descriptive of the glorious truth of your personality, still we beg you to please accept this effort to honor you on the holiest day of your divine appearance.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for fulfilling the order of your Guru Maharaja to preach the message of Mahaprabhu in English throughout the world.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for crossing the Atlantic at an old age, on the Jaladuta with so many hardships. You wrote beautiful verses to your dear Lord Krishna, asking to be a puppet in his hands, to dance at his command.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for preservering through cold New York blizzards, and stepping over Bowery bums in the hallway, and living with a crazy boy on LSD, and using refrigerators with meat in them, and so many other hardships.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for planting the seed in the "Matchless Gifts" storefront, for making sure your boys and girls had plenty of "ISKCON bullets" for fighting Maya, thank you for giving Kirtan to the hippies and seekers who were looking for something higher than LSD, and the Kirtan kept them "high" forever, no more coming down. Thank you for making the love feast with a dozen delicious preps, and giving initiation to several boys who left you to clean up afterwards.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for leading your disciples 8 blocks to Tompkins Square Park amidst the jeering and cat-calls, thank you for sitting on the oriental carpet under the large Oak tree and starting Hare Nama Sankirtan in America. Thank you for singing in a loud sonorous voice for all to hear, as many hippie musicians joined in with Congo drums, bamboo flutes, mouth organs, wooden clackers, tambourines and guitars. Brahmananda and Achutananda danced in ecstasy for hours, doing the "Swami step." Thank you for bringing Lord Gauranga's movement to this country of meat-eaters, drug takers, sex-mad, low born persons, who were somehow still eligible to receive your mercy.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for not compromising to the Goldsmiths and Ginsbergs and the Fugs on the issue of sexual freedom, thank you for not changing the philosophy for the Americans.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for leaving New York to spread Krishna Consciousness to San Francisco. Your New York boys were shocked to hear of your departure and tried to dissuade you. They could not conceive of Krishna Consciousness going beyond the lower east side. Thank you for meeting the hippie reception at the airport and chanting at the Rock mantra concert to all the crazed hippies. Thank you for igniting the Krishna Consciousness movement in the west coast and all over the world.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada, for living forever in your books. Your books are supremely powerful and are non-different from yourself. They are capable to deliver all the fallen souls for the next 10 thousand years. All glories to your Divine Grace!

We know that to glorify you is our duty and our highest pleasure. We also have come to understand that to glorify you with words is not enough. Although our sentiment is sincere and true, still, the highest praise we can offer you is to obey you with our actions and deeds. Our words are nice and fitting upon this holiest of days, but the ultimate question is this, our dear Srila Prabhupada; are we obeying you with all our heart and soul?

To really please you, and to really honor you, is to obey you. We want to be in the first of the two categories described in your sublime essay to your Guru Maharaja- "some obey him wholeheartedly, while others do not obey him directly."

Now, more than ever before, we find the absolute urgency to reassess our motives, to take inventory within our hearts, and consult with Chaita Guru - are we following the instructions of your Divine Grace? We must examine ourselves, both individually and collectively, to make sure we are following your will. Only then will we please you and be happy. Unless we meditate on your orders, your words, 24 hours a day, how can any of us be happy? If we are feeling any anxiety or hankering, then it means that we have not taken your orders to heart as we should.

We at New Vrindavana community are aware more than ever of the absolute necessity of adhering to the will of our Divine Master. We are no different from the rest of collective ISKCON in the hard lessons we sometimes have to learn from even the slightest deviation from the divine teachings given in your books and personal instructions. The wonderful devotees who live here are very intelligent and sincere, and are very determined to follow your instructions to the letter, more than ever. We also pray that the collective society and leaders also see that absolute necessity to follow your Divine Grace strickly, thus avoiding the unpleasant school of hard knocks, the thorny road so many of us have travelled.

First are your basic orders. Chant 16 rounds and 4 regs. We have to do this. Once asked what your highest pleasure was, you relpied that you simply wanted us to love Krishna. To distribute books was the highest priority, but you said most important is that we love Krishna. You explain this in your purports of Chaitanya Caritamrta, Adi lila, that the spiritual master does not want money from the disciple, but he is most pleased when the disciple becomes advanced in Krishna Consciousness and gets love of God. Also, your main order is to be merciful to others. You want us to distribute this Krishna Consciousness to others, by book distribution and Hari nama, prasadam distribution, etc.

We know that to really please you and to become advanced and get love of Krishna, then first of all, we must follow all of your orders and instructions. We cannot imagine advancement or success. Success only comes with obediance to you, nothing else.

Your most basic instruction was "you're not your body." Some of us wonder why you hammered us on this, over and over. Some of us take this in a simplistic way, and think we've got it down. Sadly enough, most of us have got a long way to go. The covering of ahankara, which causes "I, me and mine" is very thick. So we must meditate on this instruction, without being overconfident. It is not that easy, as you made it clear so many times.

We shall gather together today on this most glorious day in the history of the human race, the appearance of the greatest Vaisnava the world has ever seen. It is our duty to glorify you as the greatest personality and broadcast this message everywhere on the planet. May we glorify you with word and deed. May we act in the way that we speak. May we honor as our spiritual father, by following your will and instructions. All glories to you Srila Prabhupada!

from New Vrindavan, by Visoka dasa 1997

(later will be added offering from 1975, written in San Francisco)

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