Eternal

 WHEN I fiRST met His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäda, His Divine Grace instructed me to read his books and to write. In one letter he wrote, “Amidst our heavy duties, we must write something to glorify the Supreme Lord.”

As we know from the Vedic literatures, to glorify the devotee is as effective as directly glorifying the Lord. Therefore in Bombay Srila Prabhupäda commented, “Krishna is already glorified, so He is more pleased when His devotee is glorified.”

Over the past weeks I have taken the opportunity to write some words to glorify His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäda. I have written for my own purification, but on this occasion, I would like to share some of this writing with others.

 

Where Are You?

Prabhupäda,

Where are you?

Are you defeating

the Mayavadis,

or saving

the hippies?

Are you walking

in your garden,

smelling a rose,

or walking on the beach,

poking your cane

in the sandy arguments

of the material scientists?

Are you taking massage,

or prasädam?

I wish I was with you.

But I am not

qualified.

The next item may be a bit fanatical:

The One

Dear Srila Prabhupäda,

Lost were we

until the day

You came to us

to show the way

From mäyä’s night

to Krishna’s light.

Many may come

and many may go

but none to me

will ever show

What you have done—

not even one.

I am not happy

to state this fact

but reality exists—

the truth is exact.

You are the one

Lord Caitanya sent,

you are the one

Bhaktivinoda meant

When he said

the day will come

when Bengalis and

Britons all will be one

In chanting the name

of Sri Hari

and changing the course

of history.

We surrender ourselves

to your lotus feet

with all the souls

that we may meet

On planet earth

for ten thousand years:

all are yours;

remove their fears.

Thus we declare

without pride or shame

Who is that person,

What is his name:

BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI,

Srila A.C.,

Inscriber of the books,

deliverer of the world,

a house made for all,

a banner unfurled:

PRABHUPADA and ISKCON,

together and one

forever.

In the next item, I give my idea of how the Krishna consciousness movement is spreading so wonderfully to every town and country of the world.

Reciprocation

All you have to do

is to do

something

for him,

for Prabhupäda,

and He,

Krishna,

will do everything

for you

because he

has no other desire

than to glorify

Him.

 

Actually, I had the realization that Krishna is spreading Krishna consciousness all over the world just to glorify Srila Prabhupäda. We are doing so little, actually, but by Krishna’s grace that little effort is producing big results. Why? My realization is that only because Krishna wants to glorify Srila Prabhupäda, His pure devotee, is He making everything so wonderful and so successful. Krishna is even making us wonderful, mlecchas and yavanas, just to glorify Srila Prabhupäda. And why is Krishna desiring only to glorify Srila Prabhupäda? Because Srila Prabhupäda has no desire other than to glorify Krishna. So reciprocally, at least in terms of the Krishna consciousness movement in this material world (earth), Sri Krishna has no desire other than to glorify Srila Prabhupäda. And why? Because Srila Prabhupäda has no desire other than to glorify Sri Krishna.

 

The qualities of Srila Prabhupäda are an ocean. I have tasted only a drop of that ocean, but I hope that others more fortunate may drink from that ocean and share its nectarean contents with others.

 

Your worthless servant,

Giriräja Swami