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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Light of My Life

The light of my life has gone

The very breath of my soul is no more

Yet he is not gone

He lives on

In my heart

In my breath

In my everything

For he is everywhere

But this unfortunate soul cannot feel so

For this separation is going to go on for a lifetime

Perhaps by his mercy, some realization will come

That he is actually my life and soul

And who he really is .....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Fruit is Not Ripe At Times

Book distributing can be a little daunting at times. But most times it’s pretty interesting, especially when you get to meet all sorts of people. On a recent visit to my dentist I brought along the local “Message of Godhead (MOG)” I mean, you’ll never know who you’re going to meet and when.

After the scaling was done, I took out the MOG at the reception. At first the lady was a little apprehensive. I told her she could give me any amount as a donation. Then the head nurse who attended to me earlier came over. She looked at the MOG and said she worships Durga-devi. I told her it was alright. Then she asked me whether I was giving her the MOG to which I replied in the affirmative.

To my delight, she took out 10 bucks as a donation. I told her that it was a lot. She smiled and said she will read it.

Oh, I did mention a little daunting at first. Well, it was another visit to another dentist. This time it was my grandmother’s dentist. As usual I whipped out the MOG to the receptionist cum nurse. She looked at it as though it was something untouchable. She didn’t even want to look at it. She just said neither the doctor nor her like such things. Well, I took it in my stride. Like the saying goes the fruit is not ripe to receive. I wished her well.

Lest assured I will still keep on distributing the Message of Godhead.

All glories to Srila Gurudeva!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Powers of the Holy Names

I read an interesting event that took place in Srila Gurudeva’s life when he was a police inspector. At that time an important file went missing. All of Srila Gurudeva’s colleagues were anxiously looking for it. With all the commotion going around him, Srila Gurudeva was calmly chanting his rounds. One of his colleagues asked him whether he was anxious at all. It was a file containing an important case, you know. Srila Gurudeva calmly replied, “No.” As soon as he finished his rounds, Srila Gurudeva got up and went straight to a particular shelf that contained the file!

Amazing lila that teaches us the power of the holy names!

Srila Gurudeva’s lila reminded me of one such incident that happened not too long ago.

When Syamarani didi was staying in my house her computer used to go bonkers almost always. Her assistant would rave and rant about this, because they are doing such important seva sending out all the Hari-katha to everyone around the world.
Syamarani didi would give her a knowing smile and said, “OK, let’s chant for awhile.” And you know what, everything then worked out wonderfully.
There is so much potency in chanting of the holy names. Hopefully one day I may realize all these truths.

All glories to Srila Gurudeva and the Vaishnavas and Vaishnavis!!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Undisputed Powers of Srila Gurudeva

What an emotionally and spiritually charged roller coaster parikrama!!!!.

Srila Gurudeva’s lila is indeed very mysterious. Not easy to fathom what is going on. But one thing is for sure, we cannot assume that he is an ordinary person and will succumb to disease like any ordinary persons.

"A Vaishnava is always protected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, but if he appears to be an invalid, this gives a chance to his disciples to serve him." (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, 9.11 purport)

Srila Gurudeva has “cured” many persons with ailments. One such example is of this scribe. Many times chest pains plagued me. Once it was so bad that I could hardly breathe. At that time, Srila Gurudeva was to visit me at my home. Somehow I managed to make some preparations. The pain gradually subsided and when Srila Gurudeva was taking his leave he asked me whether I was working on any book project. I said I was not well and had chest pains. With a stroke of his hand he simply said, “I don’t believe!”

After that day, the pains were practically no more. How amazing! From that day I know for sure that whatever nara-lila Srila Gurudeva is performing is only for our own benefit. Hopefully, one day, this insignificant soul will realize this.

Jay Srila Gurudeva!!! Jay Sri Radhe!!!!!


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