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The Readymade Acharya

Once Param Guruji asked Param-pujyapad Sridhar Goswami Maharaj that I have made many big maths, whom should I give responsibility of them? Whom should I make acharya? 

Sridhar Goswami Maharaj replied, "You have a readymade acharya."

Param Guruji asked. who? He said, Tirtha Maharaj. He is an acharya from childhood. We don’t have to make him.

I heard from Parampujyapad Puri Goswami Maharaj that Gaur Nityanand Themselves dance when Tirtha Maharaj sings Kirtan. During the inauguration of Puri Maharaj’s newly established math in Mayapur, our Gurudev was invited for the feast in that math. 

The celebration, which is being celebrated till date, falls during the Holi festival. During that occasion, I was with Guruji along with other devotees. Puri Goswami Maharaj ordered his disciples to welcome our Gurudev with kirtans by standing at the gate. He further said that you see him as Tirtha Maharaj, but I see him as Madhav Maharaj.

Pujyapadpad Keshav Prabhu told that our Guruji is the tape-recorder of Madhav Maharaj and that our Guruji and Madhav Maharaj are non-different except their external appearance.

—Srila Bhakti Kusal Padmanabh Maharaj, 2015


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