|Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Maharaja|
Below is a short excerpt of Sripad Bibuddha Bodhyan Maharaja's class about his Srila Gurudeva - Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Maharaj when he was in Malaysia.
“In 1983, Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Maharaja used to stay in Sri Caitanya Gaudiya Math. He used to give initiation to a few people at that time. He was 82 years old. One lady disciple who was initiated for 6 months found out she had terminal cancer. She had only 3 weeks to live. So she came to Srila Gurudeva to take his darshan and his foot bath water and to die eventually.
|Sripad Bhakti Bibuddha Bodhyan Maharaj|
Usually from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Srila Gurudeva used to chant. The devotee came to visit Srila Gurudeva. After Srila Gurudeva finished his prayers and chanting by 11:00 a.m., she told him everything.
Srila Gurudeva said, “Let us get Sri Krsna’s direct caranamrita.”
Srila Gurudeva ordered the devotee to go to Kesi Ghat at 3:00 a.m. to get the caranamrita and foot dust of Krsna. Then she was ordered to go to Nidhuvan at 12:00 p.m. to take the foot dust of Krsna. She did everything as instructed.
That lady devotee is still alive with sound health.”
This is the glory of a bona-fide Sri Guru. One should never look upon him as an ordinary human being. Our lineage or guru-parampara is not an ordinary one. We are very fortunate to be in this line of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Prabhu.
Jay Srila Gurudeva!