From Jagat Pati Das


nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presdaya bhutale
srimate gour govinda svami iti namine

Gurudeva, you are our only savior, our very life & by your kind mercy all miseries of life are dissolved.

Srila Gurudeva, your compassionate loving mercy for the living entities is all that is needed to get out of this three dimensional material prison.

Srila Gurudeva, Srila Prabhupada has written in the Nectar of Devotion text 5, “One should not become a spiritual master unless he has attained the platform of uttama-adikari.” And he further explains again the importance of accepting the uttama-adikari by saying,”Therefore a disciple should be careful to accept an uttama-adikari as a spiritual master”.

In CC Madhya Lila 24.330 Srila Prabhupda has said, “The guru must be situated on the topmost platform of devotional service”. Also in Srimad Bhagavatam 4th canto, chapter 24, text 76 purport he has quoted Prahlada Maharaja. “Unless one accepts the dust of the feet of a pure devotee, who is free from all material contamination, one cannot enter into the devotional service of the Lord”.
(Bhag 7.5.32)

Gurudeva, we have seen by your whole life’s example that you are & always will be that person who has followed all the previous acaryas & so fit all the above categories of a true Vaisnava acarya. It is a huge mistaken blunder to even think ill of such a personality such as your self.

We see in this world that envy has its roots even in so-called saints/sadhus who profess to be something they are not, just to fulfill their desire of name,fame,adoration, etc… & to round up those who wish to be cheated by them who are seemingly wanting to know the Absolute Truth. Gurudeva, you would often say to us ” Krsna knows your heart baba, He is the Supreme Cheater”.

After the departure of the acarya from this realm (as we have experienced in the passed & the recent past) so many so-called disciples try to cash in on their guru’s mercy & therefore are just play things in Mayas strong grip to fulfill their own desires & the desires of their followers. Srila Prabhupada has said in his purport of Bhag 2.9.43, “The so-called spiritual master without sense control is certainly the cheater, & the disciple of such a spiritual master is the cheated”. In Bhag. 5.14.13 Srila Prabhupada has warned us again to be careful about these cheaters, “Cheaters are always there to manufacture their own way of spiritual realization. To get some material benefit, the conditioned soul approaches these pseudo sannyäsés and yogés for cheap blessings…”

As I search for the most & deepest part of my heart for real love, I find the reality that without your loving kind merciful glance on this low unworthy disciple of yours, there can be no hope in this
life or the next. Unless I can receive your mercy how can I get that eternal love which is more precious than life its self.

So on this disappearance day of your Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami, (and offering my dandavat pranam to all previous Vaisnava Acaryas including Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada),
and on this special day of Srila Bhaktisiddanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada’s appearance day,

I beg for your causeless mercy so that I may serve you eternally.

Your unworthy disciple
Jagat Pati Das