Poem for Srila Gurudeva

Greatest among the great, you are as good as God, and
Goloka’s your abode where you goad us to go! go! go!
Gentle as a lamb, yet gutsier than great grizzly bears!
Giver of Gauranga’s mercy, roaring, “Gaura–Haribol!”

Urgent is your mission, unenviable your task –
Saving useless urchins like me from Maya’s ugly clutch.
Universes shrink under your wide umbrella of compassion.
Unlimited love you give your undeserving, untamed, underlings

Renowned redeemer of kali–yuga’s remorseless rogues;
Relisher rare of repeated renderings of Radharani’s Krsna–lila;
Re-establisher of bhakti–yoga, the real karma–free dharma;
Resounding reverberator of SRI HARINAM – ‘RE KRSNA! ‘RE RAM!!

Unprincipled vagabonds like me roam unchecked, uncouthed,
Upon this planet under Maya’s sinfully sweet urgings.
But unannounced, you pounced, undermining her strangle-hold on me,
Thus unbelievingly unleashing my unrequited love for thee!

Dearest Gurudeva, dearer than diamonds or demigods!
Demons, devils and debauchees like me deserve only damnation.
Yet, like Lord Nityananda delivering degraded drunkards Jagai and Madhai,
You’ve decided to deliver this diehard demon despite dangers to yourself!

Empowered emissary of Truth Eternal! O Krsna’s own expansion!
Endeavour i shall to earn that trust you earnestly emplaced on me.
By embracing words and glances you encourage and endear yourself to me.
Your every song-like word, every dancing step, enslave me to sing and dance to your tune eternally.

Venerable vaisnava thakura, O sweetest breath of Vrndavan air,
Ventilator of this void, stale, vicious, heartless heart of mine,
Please fill the veins of this villainous vilifier of Vedic values
With volumes of victorious vibrations of Krsna-katha gushing forth from the voice of your loving heart.

Armed with the Absolute Truth, armies of our anarthas you annihilate!
Armed with Krsna-prema, you freely distribute it from the Arctic to Antarctic!
Astounding are your ardour-filled achievements as a bona fide acarya!
O astronomical anuga of Srila Prabhupada, O Gurudeva, please amend my absolutely conditioned, condemned atma.

Your aspiring dasanu dasanu dasanu das, bhakta g s senan – 28th Aug, 1995 / BBSR

by Soolaba dasa

Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja

Gurudeva, my Godly King
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Happy to Receive the Booklet

Devotees in Bali happily show their appreciation for receiving the recenly pubilshed booklet “Gour Govinda Swami – Who Was He”, right in time for Guru Maharaja’s Vyasa Puja celebration.

Some Appreciations from BBSR

A letter from Pradosh Sahoo

Hare Krishna prabhuji,
Dandavat pranam. Jai Srila Gurudeva. I am back to BBSR now. Just one day before Sri Vyasa puja, somehow other I got (Manoranjan gave me one book) the new book “Gour Govinda Swami – Who was he” and the book was for free distribution. So I distributed them first to all senior devotees and important guests. The devotees went mad receiving that wonderful book. Keep Reading…

by Gaura Bhakta dasi

Vyasa Puja 2012

Namo Om Vishnu padaya Krsna Prestaya Bhutale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin iti namine

Namah Om Vishnu Padaya Krishna Preshtaya Bhutale
Shrimate Gour Govinda Swami Iti Namine Keep Reading…

submitted by Ramachandra das on behalf of PL, Singapore

submitted by Ramachandra das on behalf of PL, Singapore

Oh Dear Srila Gurudev!

Where are you! I really miss you. You say that one must cry in order to get Sri Guru’s Mercy but I’m such a wretch! I never cried hard enough to get your Mercy. Keep Reading…

From the followers of Murali Krsna Swami in Moscow

All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja!

Today, on this Auspicious Appearance day of Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja, all the devotees are opening their hearts, sharing with everybody how Srila Gour Govinda Swami’s mercy is so wonderfully working in our lives. The atmosphere of love and trust of a real spiritual family is manifesting here. It is so beautiful that we all wanted to share it with You… Keep Reading…

by Sadhika devi dasi

Nama Om Vishnu Padaya Krishna Presthaya Bhutale
Srimate Gour Govinda Swami Iti Namine!

Namaste Gouranga Prema Datta Sri Nityananda Kripa Shri murthaye
Tvam sakshat Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prema Bhakti Rasa Vigraha
Jayate Gouranga Prema Yuga Acharya Shiromani
Sri Gour Govinda Swami Gurudevaya Namo Namah!

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by Tarun-krsna das

My dear Srila Gurudeva, Srila Gour Govinda Swami, please accept my humble obeisances to you, which I offer with my head in the dust and my heart in my mouth, fearful that, due to my wretchedness I might lose you and return completely to the material pool of disoriented souls, where beauty such as your love and kindness is so rare as to be conspicuous by its absence.

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by Amma

Nama Om Vishnu Padaya Krishna Presthaya Bhutale
Srimate Gour Govinda Swami iti Namine!

Srila Gurudeva today is Your transcendental appearance day, today we should only talk about You however, I find it difficult to say anything without mentioning myself first as You are the one who saved me from this miserable life i was leading. If I do not mention my conditions that I was living in and how You saved me then how will anyone know Your Divine Grace’s Greatness. Keep Reading…

by Rasamanjari Devi dasi

nama om visnu padaya krishna prestheya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine
nama om visnu padaya krishna prestheya bhutale
srimate gour govinda swamin iti namine

Dearest Srila Gurudeva,

Hare Krishna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and to your beautiful lotus feet. Please accept my eternal dandavat pranams. May your fame be spread all over the three worlds! Srila Gurudeva, i take shelter at your lotus feet. Keep Reading…

by Geeta Govinda + Rajeshwari dasis

Jai Srila Gurudeva,
All Glories to Srila Gurudeva! All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

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by Ram Prasad Das

Namo Om Vishnu Padaya Krishna Prestaya Bhutale
Srimate Gour Govinda Swami iti Namine

Srila Gurudeva, today is the day that Your Divine Grace appeared into this world. With Your guidance we are capable to overcome our karmic troubles. With Your love we are able to do seva. I am who I am today because of all the mercy You have showered onto me. Please accept my humble offering. Keep Reading…

by Bhagavat Maharaja

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

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by Sachinandan Dasa

Namo Om Vishnu padaya Krsna Prestaya Bhutale
Srimate Gour Gobinda Swamin iti namine

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by Jayadeva dasa

Dear Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja,
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by Nimai Pandit das

Dear Gurudeva,

His Divine Grace Srila Acarya Thakura Gour Govinda Swami.

Please accept my humble obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet.
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by Jagadish Pandit das

namo om vishnu padaya krsna prestaya bhutale
srimate gour govinda swami iti namine

Today is the most important day for us your children. Because today is the birth day of our most wonderful, kind and loving father, His Divine Grace Sri Srila Gour Govinda Swami. Keep Reading…

by BV Suddhadvaiti Swami

your ‘Jayantakrut’ dasa

Dear Guru Maharaja,
Please accept my humble pranams in the dust of your divine lotus feet, which blessed our lives with boundless grace.
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by Bhakta Svarupa dasa

I bring my most humble obeisances to the divine, soothing lotus feet of our eternally beloved  Om Visnupada  Parivrajacacharya Astotara Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Maharaja. Keep Reading…