From BV Suddhadvaiti Swami


Dear Guru Maharaja,

I offer my humble dandavats in the dust of your lotus feet.

I had very little association with my Gurudeva, Srila Prabhupada, but he mercifully sent you to teach me further on the path. As there is no difference between the diksa-guru and the siksa-guru, I accepted you as non different from Srila Prabhupada, as you gave me what he couldn’t give me personally. Sometimes the siksa-guru may become more important than the diksa-guru. You did and actually became my main guru.

It was in Bhubanesvara that Srila Prabhupada stated that the main business of the acarya is sampradaya-raksana, protecting the sampradaya, which mainly means making sure that the vaisnava siddhanta is not being deviated from. This statement, made in 1977 in your presence was prophetic of your mission as you later roamed all over the world, roaring Krishna-katha fearlessly, exposing deviations and all mediocre or erroneous conceptions of bhakti. All the while, you always remained so simple and humble, teaching by your exemple as a true acarya.

After you left, I took shelter of Srila BV Narayana Maharaja, that you acknowledged as a Maha-bhagavata, and although I spent 15 years under his care, and only 10 under yours, still I consider you my main guru.

You took the time to instruct me personally in the main siddhantas, such as guru-tattva and jiva-tattva, and you displayed so much affection to this useless fellow.

I pray on this auspicious day that I will be able to remember and serve your lotus feet birth after birth.

Your aspiring servant,

BV Suddhadvaiti Swami