Last Will and Testament
of Srila Bhakti Raksak
Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj

2 December 1985


The said Sriman Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj, of whom I, Sri Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, am the Godfather, and who is by caste Gaudiya-Vaisnava Brahmin, and who is by occupation a Religious Preacher and Worshipper of the Deities at the address Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, P.O. and Police Station Nabadwip—the said Sriman Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj, who, despite temporarily changing his formal position, was named and recognised by me as Sri Govinda Sundar Vidyaranjan and engaged by me in all the various services of the Math; and upon whom on the 6th November 1985 I conferred the order of sannyasa whence I again named and recognised him as Sri Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj; and, since he has tirelessly and whole-heartedly assisted in the duties of organising and developing this Math and also in the duties of establishing and developing Calcutta and Hapaniya Centres, etc., and since he has arranged many donors and has provided much encouragement to even myself in the duties of managing the Math, etc., and all the above-mentioned tasks he is still performing up to this day; and since he is still naturally disposed to serve the Math and its residents, and at all times he is endeavouring for the progressive development of Sri Math, and above all, he is well-known and unanimously acclaimed as being firmly established in the philosophy of the Siddhanta [Perfect Axiomatic Truth] of Bhakti as propounded by both myself as well as by my Divine Master—thus, I hereby appoint him as my Successor Sevaite (Successor Guardian-servitor), Acharya, and President.

In compliance with the Rules and Regulations of the aforesaid Deed, all my lawful claims, directorship, and rights will automatically be inherited by him. In all of my Maths, etc., he alone shall as the Acharya, confer initiation, etc., and shall as the Sevaite (Guardian-servitor) and President, manage all the duties of my established Temples, ashrams, etc.

Hereby, I do reveal my final desire and directives unto all my Eastern and Western lady and gentlemen disciples, as well as to the faithful souls devoted to the Divinity, that: they must respect him as the exclusive Acharya and President, and remain faithful to him and cooperate with him in the service duties of the Math.

If anyone cannot honour these directives and this final desire of mine, then they shall be bound to disassociate themselves from my established Maths, etc...

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