His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada gave us this sublime guidance on the first page of his SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM. Dedication To Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja MY SPIRITUAL MASTER On the 26th Annual Ceremony of His Disappearance Day He lives forever by his divine instructions and the follower lives with him. I know that anyone who truly follows Srila Bhakti Caru Swami is following our Founder Acarya, His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
When I was asked to speak something about Srila Bhakti Charu Swami at a kirtan program I said that he was the “personification of Vaisnava culture”. Being quite uncultured myself I could not say much more except to glorifying some of his services to Srila Prabhupada, especially his translating all of Srila Prabhupada’s books.
I cannot say that I know how you feel at this point in time. Since my youth I was known as a cold-hearted person. I do know that you are most fortunate to have such a Spiritual Master. Lord Caitanya made such an arrangement for his passing that thousands of intense Hare Krsna Kirtans were being inspired and broadcast all over the world. When I witnessed all the love for Srila Bhakti Caru Swami being expressed by his godbrothers the following verse from Sad Goswami ASTAKAM came to my mind.
dhiradhira-jana-priyau priya-karau nirmatsarau pujitau
They are just like the ocean of love of God, and they are popular both with the gentle and with the ruffians because they are not envious of anyone. Whatever they do, they are all-pleasing to everyone, and they are fully blessed by Lord Caitanya. Thus they are engaged in missionary activities meant to deliver all the conditioned souls in the Type to enter text material universe.
Of course we can find the qualities of HH Bhakti Charu Swami in other verses, but for me that one stood out in my mind. His departure on the day of Srila Sanatana Goswami’s disappears was perfect. Sanatana Goswami was also known as the friend of everyone. That is that day of Guru Purnima and the day when the most pilgrims are doing Govardhan Parikrama.
Bhakti Charu Swami has great love for ISKCON. You are an important part of the future of Srila Prabhupada’s International Society for Krsna Consciousness.
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