Dear Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja,
Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to You. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
This is the 3rd day we can’t have your personal association. I’m so sad and morose at the same time I’m sure that Krishna and his associates are overflown with joy to have you among them.
A guru is someone who teaches by example. You were a guru who was teaching the whole world. You were a guru who showed the best example of all Vaisnava qualities beginning with humility and being devoid of pride. You were the example of the 5 limbs of devotional service that Caitanya Mahaprabhu emphasized.
Sadhu-sanga – you always hankered for the association of the devotees. You were an amazing host, the most wonderful cook and friend of all. The way you treated all the devotees equally not considering their position, service, or seniority was so astonishing and humbling at the same time.
Nama-kirtana – no one has to prove your love for Kirtana and the devotees’ love for your Kirtana. Thank you for showing the way of merging into the chanting of the Holy Names.
Bhagavata-sravana – your exquisite classes are a never ending source of inspiration for all of us. The way how you repeated the Acaryas’ words is so unique and you always gave a fresh view to all the topics, thus proving that if we listen to the Bhagavatam for many years still there is much more to learn.
Mathura-vasa – you were not only living in the Holy Places in India but wherever you went you turned that ordinary place into places of pastimes. Even on your last journey, you were working so tirelessly on establishing a new farm community fulfilling Srila Prabhupada’s desire.
Sri-murti-seva – I was always looking at you, completely amazed, when you so graciously performed arati with deep meditation for the deities and the way how you participated in functions around deity worship.
Now I’m here, remembering all the wonderful days I’ve spent together with during the GBC meetings and when you visited Hungary. You should know that we are always thankful that we could have your association and we will do our best to follow your footsteps.
Radha Krishna das