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.

All glories to your illustrious spiritual master Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.


What can be said that has not been said before?

Only those who do not follow the path of srutaiksita hearing then seeing will not bow down in the dust of your lotus feet.

As you know Gurudeva I am not very good at writing hence I will quote what great Acarya’s, sadhus, mystics and those well versed in the Vedic sciences have said about your Divine Grace:


The great Acarya and founder of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness Srila Prabhupada has said:

That you are a very sincere devotee.

That you are a devotee from your birth.

That Krsna has sent you (from my recollection Gurudeva, Srila Prabhupada only said that about one other personality and that was his own glorious spiritual master Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Öhakura Prabhupada, with the reference “Kåñëa had sent him” past tense and for your all glorious self he had said present tense “Krsna has sent him”.

Once they even tried to critisize you Gurudeva and say that you were a new man and Srila Prabhupada quickly corrected them by saying, “he is not a new man you are all new men.” Hence, maintaining the point, “he is a devotee from his birth”


The exalted godbrother of your divine spiritual master, Srila Akincana Krsnadasa Babaji Maharaja [whom according to the opinion of Çréla Prabhupäda was niskincana and paramahamsa] said of you Gurudeva:

He is a maha-bhagavata, and paid full dandavats to you.

He is in bhava.

He is experiencing prema.

He is in Krsna’s pastimes. (That is actually something for the very conditioned and conditioned souls to think about Gurudeva)! In Krsna’s pastimes even whilst in this body, which is the true meaning of Srila.


The Acarya from Sri Rangam, Çré Laksman Ramanuj Jeeyer, Srila Acaryadeva, of the Sri-sampradaya said of you Gurudeva:

He is a mahabhagavata and paid full dandavats to you.

He is a saktyavesaavatara, a spiritually effulgent personality.

Gurudeva he came with his disciple, Badri Narayana Ramanuja dasa, all the way from Çré Rangam, who had said he was sure there was a mahabhagavata with greatly shining effulgence at the ISKCON Bhubaneswar temple. He only came to verify what his disciple had seen. If there is a mahäbhagavata then we should go and have his association.


His disciple, who by the way was a trained astrologer, the brahmaëa from Sri Rangam Badri Narayaëa Ramanuja dasa said of Your Divine Grace:

I could see immediately that he was a mahabhagavata. He had all the symptoms.

[Gurudeva you wanted to go to Sri Rangam and you said to Badri Narayaëa Ramanuja dasa, “…you will take me to Sri Rangam…” Unfortunately you left untimely of your own volition.]


The Ayurvedic doctor and mystic Narayaëa Ramanuja dasa, from the Sré-sampradaya (Ramanuja-sampradaya), said of Your Divine Grace:

You will see, Krsna will either take him or he will become a great preacher, an Acarya.


The prominent astrologer from Orissa, Tirthananda Dasa said of Your Divine Grace:

He is from the eternal abode of the Lord, Vaikuntha-loka.


The foremost deity maker in India Professor Bipra Charan Mohanty said of Your Divine Grace:

Gour Govinda Swami does not fit into the category of a conditioned soul.

Gurudeva I could go on however suffice it to say you are not of this world, you came with a mighty message, please send someone to carry on your message, or please come again (as it is a real mess here without you, the bhajan-kutir of your Divine Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupada has been knocked down) otherwise here it is just all conditioned souls fighting. Totally! As you said in 1991 Gurudeva, “…here are only demons…” However you came to resurrect our fallen mentality, to create the Vaikuntha mentality.

Your lowly, attempting to be a disciple,

Nimai Pandit dasa.