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His Mercy Towards Family Members

In his letters, he would ask me to chant Harinam. I used to give excuses saying that I am very busy in the morning - I have to take bath, get ready for school, and study.

When we were together in Barrackpore he would say, "Sit here. Close your eyes and chant the Lord's name."

After closing my eyes, I would think of everything other than the Lord. I did not understand the significance then.

So, he would make me chant everyday and then say, "Take bath now, take food and get ready for school."

Later he wrote letters asking me to chant Krishna's one hundred names - Jai Jai Govinda, Gopal, Gadadhar - everyday.

When I wrote a letter expressing my incapability to chant everyday due to many other engagements he would reply:

"You are able to do all other things, it is good. But you are not able to chant Harinam, this is not good. You should chant the Lord's name first thing every day."


—Smt. Gita Majumdar - Sister younger by 12 years. Became disciple in 1984

Srila Gurudeva at his Janmasthan (birthplace) Goalpara, Assam



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