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Total Immersion in the Service of His Guru Maharaj

Those who know Srila Gurudev also know that no one can ever say there has been any deficiency in his service to the Vaishnavas.  He gives due respects to every Vaishnav.  He is seen engrossed day and night in the service of his Guru Maharaj.  Any work that is in progress, he attributes it to his Guruji’s mercy.  Any activity he performs he does is remembering his Guruji and praying for his mercy.  

When I got Harinam and Diksha from Srila Gurudev Maharaj he said, “Your guruji is Param Pujyapad Om Vishnupad 108 Sri Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhava Goswami Maharaj.  I am only carrying out his orders, I have no qualification to become a guru.  Madhava Maharaj is only your guru.  Such devotion to guru is rather rare to find. 

Once I lost my Japamala when the bag in which it was kept got stolen and I wrote a letter to Gurudev.  Then he wrote a letter advising to be very careful about Japa mala and also said he would give a new Japamala in Sridham Vrindavan.  On receiving Japa mala from Guruji I did pranams to him praying for forgiveness of my offenses.  Then he told in clear words, “Go to your Guruji’s (Madhava Maharaj) room and offer pranams and prayers seeking forgiveness from him.”  I am spellbound to see such devotion to Gurudev.

–Vishvambhar Das (B. L. Chotani), Manasa

Translated from Sri Krishna Chaitanya Sandesh July-Oct, 1997 (Year 17, Issue No.4, Page 47-49)

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