by Balaji Santosh

All Glories to Sri Gouranga Prema Yuga Acarya Srila Gurudeva! All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Only a pure devotee of the supreme lord can glorify you, Srila Gurudeva. I therefore beg to offer myself at the dust of the lotus feet of THE VAISHNAVA who serves you with all his mind, body and soul.

Namah OM VishnuPadaya Krishna Preshtaya Bhutale
Srimate Srila Gour Govinda Swamin Iti Namine,
Namaste Gouranga Prema Datta Nityananda Kripa Sri Murtaye
Tvam Sakshat Sri Krishna Caitanya Prema Bhakti Rasa Vigraha.
Jayate Gouranga Prema Yuga Acarya Siromani
Sri Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudevaya Namoh Namah

One is fortunate just to hear and think of a Vaishnava for his mercy is unmatched in all the three worlds. The Vaishnavas are supremely magnanimous just to keep us by their side and speak to us affectionately. They sacrifice their so very precious body, mind, time, money, health, honor and dear ones to make sure we lead a devoted life in service of Sri Sri Radha Gopala.

I am sorry that I am spiritually weak. I am sorry that you had to accept Sanyasa for people to start respecting you. Just because you wanted to shower your causeless mercy on the conditioned souls, you sacrificed everything, even your long life.

I am unfortunately entangled in material life and am unable to follow you and your instructions. I only want to see you happy wherever you are. One thing is for sure, YOU are still present in the heart of YOUR Pure Devotees. I fall at the lotus feet and beg for the mercy of the Vaishnavas, so I may someday have the greatest fortune of being a lowly servant at your divine and all merciful lotus feet.

Balaji Santosh