From Dānavīr Goswami to Çréla Prabhupäda

nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-tale
çrémate bhaktivedänta-sväminn iti nämine

namas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëe
nirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe

To my dear beloved Guru Mahäräja, Oà Viñëupäda Paramahaàsa Parivräjakäcärya 108 Çré Çrémad A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäda, I offer my most respectful obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet.
All glories, all glories, all glories to Your Divine Grace!

On this most auspicious day of the 114th anniversary of your dazzling appearance in this dark world, I humbly express some appreciation for a few of your gifts.

  • Thank you for appearing like a charming saint disarming our atheistic pride.
  • Thank you for steering us into a head-on collision with mäyä’s society, friendship, and
    love.
  • Thank you for engaging ugra-karmic products in yukta-vairägya service to Kåñëa.
  • Thank you for shaking up our comfortable illusions with your earthquakelike logic.
  • Thank you for delivering the mahä-mantra, which tirelessly cleans our dirty hearts.
  • Thank you for requesting summit cleanliness in all brahminical activities.
  • Thank you for showing the simple life of land and cows.
  • Thank you for serving us prasädam, which, when honored, frees us from all miseries.
  • Thank you for devastating false philosophies with your hurricanelike arguments.
  • Thank you for fanning the forest re of harinäma, which devours all sinful desires.
  • Thank you for building households where sannyäsés can travel carefree and preach.
  • Thank you for devising the book distribution tsunami of transcendental knowledge.
  • Thank you for retiring us from serving lust, anger, greed, illusion, pride, and envy.
  • Thank you for sewing together the colorful global tapestry of sincere Vaiñëavas.

Dear Gurudeva, I do not know Lord Kåñëa, Çrématé Rädhäräëé, Lord Räma, Sétä, or Hanumän. I cannot fathom Goloka, Vaikuëöha, Maheça-dhäma, the brahmajyoti, or Svarga-loka. I am too abominable to associate with Lord Caitanya and the Six Gosvämés. Your Divine Grace is my only hope. Your causeless mercy is everything to me.

Therefore with all the humility at my command I prostrate myself at your effulgent lotus feet and beg for the mercy of eternal shelter as your direct assistant and the servant of your servants.

Yours,

Dänavér Goswami

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