THE DIVINE SERVITOR : EDITORIAL


Acknowledgements

 

Bowing my head and laying down my full body in the desire to surrender to Sri Guru and Gauranga I wish to express my sincere and happy acknowledgements to all those who helped in the preparation of this book which has been compiled as an offering unto His Divine Grace Orh Visnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj on the occasion of his 62nd Sri Avirbhav Mahotsav. I pray that he and our beloved Srila Guru Maharaj, His Divine Grace Om Visnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, may be satisfied by this humble offering and attempt to chant their glories. I am feeling great happiness receiving the authoritative articles of glorification of Their Divine Graces from Sripad Bhakti Ananda Sagar Maharaj who is heading the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's main overseas branch in London; Dr. Dolgobinda Shastri, Srila Govinda Maharaj's former Sanskrit teacher and present Director of the Jagannath Research Institute, Puri, and from Sripad Dayadhara Gauranga Prabhu Bhakti Prabhakara who was formerly a professor of neurobiology and whose service activities now include leading this Math's branch in Malaysia. Their articles make up Part One of this book. I am sure the reader will share my joy in reading these.

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj's glories are chanted by Srila Guru Maharaj and by all the devotees of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. In the second and third parts of this book we have the fortune to receive Srila Govinda Maharaj's association in the form of instructions and guidance compiled from his informal talks and his letters respectively. We can never fully repay the spiritual master for even one word of instruction and so I am confident the devotees will appreciate the greatest value of these, despite the inevitable imperfections in my humble attempt to put them into print.

Many members of our Math have given their energy to help with the preparation of this book. I give special mention to Sripad B.A. Paramadwaiti Maharaj and Sri Mohanananda Prabhu whose services to the Math have, amongst many other things, enabled this publication to come out in its present form, and to Sripad Nimai Sundar Prabhu Vidya-Vinoda who has given invaluable assistance in identifying and transliterating many of the Sanskrit and Bengali quotations contained herein.

Above all I am most indebted to my harinam and diksa Gurudeva His Divine Grace Om Visnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and to my full siksa Gurudeva Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj for their grace upon myself and upon everyone everywhere by giving the opportunity to connect with the highest prospect of life by means of engaging in their service. I pray to them and to all the readers that you may enable me to properly utilise this chance.

Humbly aspiring to serve the Vaisnavas,
— Mahananda Dasa Brahmachari Bhakti Ranjan
4th December 1990. The Holy Appearance Day of
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Mahiraj.

 

⇐ CONTENTS

PART 1, CHAPTER 1 ⇒

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Acknowledgements

Part One: GLORIFICATION BY THE DEVOTEES
Chapter One: Glorious Advent of the Pure Devotee
Chapter Two: Morning Shows the Day
Chapter Three: The Spiritual Succession of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Part Two: DISCOURSES by His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj
First Discourse: The Divine Account
Second Discourse: Surrender and Serve
Third Discourse: The Living Life
Fourth Discourse: Sweet Success Assured

Part Three:
Answers through letters
Treasures

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