bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas,
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart
guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our
most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to
Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."
"Prana achhe yara, sei hetu prachara (প্রাণ আছে যার সেই হেতু প্রচার):
as long as you have life in the body, you must preach."
vaisnavera pada-dhuli tahe mora snana-keli
tarpana mora vaisnavera nama
vaisnavera uchchhista tahe mora mano-nistha
vaisnavera namete ullasa
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs'
name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of
Vaishnavs, and I am elated at the name of Vaishnavs."
gangara-parasa ha-ile paschate pavana
darsane pavitra kara—ei tomara guna
"If the Ganges touches someone, they are purified some time later; but one
becomes purified just by seeing you, O Vaishnava Thakur. Such is your power."
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gouranga
This March 21, we had the grace and joy to celebrate Lord Gaurasundar's
appearance day here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Orizaba.
The services were happily done by the devotees and friends of the Mission
here: Ananda Mayi Devi Dasi, Ananda Vilasini Devi Dasi, Damayanti Devi Dasi,
Indira Devi Dasi, Kirtida Devi Dasi, Krishna Kirtan Prabhu, Anukrishna Prabhu
of Veracruz, Jonathan, and myself Gaura Narayan Das.
We celebrated enthusiastically with kirtan, bhajans and offering of special
bhog to their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gouranga Radha Madanmohan
Giridharijiu; thereafter we honoured anukalpa prasad. The next day we
made all possible arrangements to continue celebrating the Lord's appearance
in honor of Sri Jagannath Misra Anandotsav—we all chanted very happily and
glorified this precious day, following which everyone honoured
Sri Gauravirbhav maha-mahotsava ki jay!
Sri Jagannath Misra Anandotsav ki Jay !
Srila Gurudev ki jay!
At your service,
Gaura Narayan das