Offerings of Love

Heartfelt offerings by devotees of ISKCON Whitefield to Srila Prabhupada on the occasion of his appearance day

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Offering by Bandhu Madhava das and family

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept our respectful obeisances.

On your Vyasapuja day, it gives us immense pleasure to share our drop of love for you. We are always grateful to you for saving us from rotting in this material world. You saved us and millions of others by giving the process that was presented by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in its purest form as it is. Your teachings were straight forward, clear without any ambiguity, conclusive, hitting the root of the problems and simply Krishna Conscious without any contamination.

Your books are real books of knowledge unlike other millions of books which only keep the readers in darkness of ignorance. Millions of them became devotees of Krishna by reading your books. Millions of them have got a hope that “I may also be accepted by the Lord by following these simple processes of Bhakti” which earlier seemed to be only a dream.

You brought life in the bodies of many spiritually dead human beings. You gave a purpose and goal for living in this human body. Not only in our lives, but in millions of others. You have done what even great acharyas wished. You fulfilled the dream of many great acharyas.

Without you, our life would have been useless. But now, you have brought in a lot of purpose for our living. Now the life these servants of yours is to practise what you have given; Save ourselves by holding on to your teachings, strongly and then help other ignorant souls as your humble servant, as your messenger, your follower. Thank you Srila Prabhupada for saving all of us and giving us an opportunity to regain our lost relationship with Krishna.

Please bless us that we will be able carry out your instructions with more determination and preach this Krishna Consciousness for your pleasure. Please bless these servants with your service and engage us to do something significant for your movement before this carcass becomes useless. Service to you is our only hope. Please accept our service.

Your servants
Bandhu Madhava das
Sumati Jahnava devi dasi
Baladeva

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Offering by Yugala Kisora das

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

Dear Respected Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to you !!

Recently I was reading Chaitanya Caritamrita Adi Lila 17.96

śrīvāsa balena, — ye tomāra nāma laya
tāra koṭi aparādha saba haya kṣaya

Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura replied, “Anyone who takes Your holy name vanquishes ten million of his offenses immediately.

When I was reading this verse, I was amazed by you, Srila Prabhupada. What you have given us defies the material description. It is simply your mercy, descending from the transcendental platform to us here in this world. Understanding what you had given to me, it would be most unfortunate if I am not grateful to you? I don’t want to praise you?

“what could have been my situation while facing the Pandemic situation had I not come in contact with ISKCON” this was the comment of a devotee who had come in contact with ISKCON after last year’s Janmashtami. Srila Prabhupada, we can’t even imagine how many such fortunate souls would have come in contact with your teaching during this Pandemic and in general. Yes, Srila Prabhupada, amidst the confusion and growing challenges of Kali-yuga, you are like the sun that dispels the fog, for you clearly present Krishna as God and chanting His names as His surrendered servant as the process to attain Him.

You gave yourself to the world, Srila Prabhupada, through your Bhaktivedanta purports. Your purports teach us how to think for ourselves spiritually so that we can choose to become completely dependent on the will of the Supreme Lord. The spiritual training you give is unique in the history of the world.

On this most auspicious day of your divine appearance in this world, I prostrate myself to your lotus feet again and again and beg you to please teach me how to become the instrument of spiritual Master.

Thank you so much Srila Prabhupada.

Your eternally indebted soul,

Yugala Kisora das

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Offering by Hariksetra das

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisance

All glories to you.

After I first read your lilamrita (biography), which was a highly spiritually enriching experience, I thought I understood a great person. But then as time progressed, I am realizing that indeed I understood a great person but only to an extent of a small fraction. It is not even possible to understand how much you have given to all of us. Srila Prabhupada, you have shown us the path to attain Krishna, you have created the facility to traverse the path, you have clearly laid down the milestones on this path, you have made sufficient arrangements to move from one milestone to another, you have arranged for all engagements/needs at each of the milestones, you have clarified the highest end goal of this spiritual journey, you have made this journey very adventurous and a practically viable path even for a common soul to traverse.

These are just some small realizations of my limited journey. I always eagerly anticipate the pleasant surprises that you have arranged in the way of my spiritual journey. Thus, it is very difficult to understand your glories and what you have done for all of us. More we traverse this auspicious spiritual journey, we keep discovering more treasures that you have left us within your books, lectures, devotees, organization, personal example, letters and many more.

I just finished the Bhakti Sastri course, which was one of my long-cherished desire. This involved systematic study of few of your transcendental books. The whole experience gave me immense appreciation to you Srila Prabhupada. In the last year almost every single day I heard your classes. This is one of the greatest nourishments I have in my life.

More I gain from you; more I am feeling indebted to you. I wish to serve you by serving your dear devotees and organization by preaching the message of Krishna consciousness as taught by you. There is a lot to be done to spread Krishna Consciousness to the many suffering people of this world.

On this Vyasapuja of yours, I pray that I always be engaged in your service.

Your servant

Hariksetra das

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Offering by Sudhir Gopal Das & Family

Dear Srilā Prabhupāda,

Please accept our prostrated repeated obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet.

On this auspicious appearance day of your Divine Grace, we would like to express our sincere heartfelt gratitude for giving us a blissful life. Currently the whole world is engulfed in pandemic and all living beings are in a distressed and diseased condition, suffering with tremendous anxiety all around. But we are so fortunate to be enlightened and enriched under your shelter, surrounded and cared by the wonderful family of devotees, gifted with your transcendental books and the nectarean Holy Name.

We remain eternally indebted to you for sacrificing so much to share the pure teachings of the Supreme Lord. You were ideal and perfect in everything you said and everything you did. You are the preeminent Param Shikshā Guru of all of us. Our first duty is to follow your instructions as the life and soul, then we would never be least deviated nor disturbed and forever be best protected and nourished. We have been meditating on few of the following drops of your unfathomable and incomparable oceanic literature to make our life success.

  • Being predicted by the Lord Himself and previous ācāryas, you are the saktyāvesa-avatāra, empowered representative of the Lord to spread the Holy Name and deliver the universe.

“It is the desire of Bhaktivinoda Thākura to preach the Chaitanya cult all over the world and in 1875 he predicted that someone would come very soon who would individually preach this cult all over the world. So if his benediction is there and my Guru Maharaja’s blessings are there, we can go ahead without any impediment but all of us must be very sincere and serious.” (Letter to Jayapataka, 23 February 1971)

  • Being indebted to you, we must be an humble instrument to share this precious gift that we have received from you.

“Spreading Krishna consciousness is Śrī Chaitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission; therefore His sincere devotees must carry out His desire… The devotees of Lord Chaitanya must preach Krishna consciousness in every village and town in the world. That will satisfy the Lord.” (CC Madhya 16.64 Purport)

  • Being planned to preach in order to extend your compassion, we must practice. We should know you better and need to understand clearly your instruction through your books.

“Whatever I have wanted to say, I have said in my books. If I live, I will say something more. If you want to know me, read my books.” TKG’s Diary, June 9 1977

“The instruction given in my books is supposed to be personal instruction. When we read the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, it is understood that we are receiving personal instructions of Krishna. No physical barrier is there in the case of spiritual affairs.” (Letter to Dhrstaketu, 14 October 1973)

  • Being engaged with so many mundane activities, we don’t find time to spend quality time with your books but you have mercifully showered upon us with your transcendental association of Vani.

“Although when a pure devotee speaks, the articulation of his voice may resemble the sound of this material sky, the voice is spiritually very powerful because it touches the particles of saffron dust on the lotus feet of the Lord. As soon as a sleeping living entity hears the powerful voice emanating from the mouth of a pure devotee, he immediately remembers his eternal relationship with the Lord, although up until that moment he had forgotten everything.” (SB 4.20.25 purport)

“When you are working and you cannot read, then listen to the tapes of my lectures and hear in that way. And never neglect to chant your 16 rounds of beads daily, rise early without fail, attend mangal arati, take bath, and follow the other regulative principles, and everything will come out very successfully, you can rest assured of that.” (Letter to Bhargava, 13 June 1972)

  • Being dull minded, we can’t understand and fathom the deeper insights of your purports and instructions unless we take shelter of your sincere followers and living Guru.

“One should not proudly think that one can understand the transcendental loving service of the Lord simply by reading books. One must become a servant of a Vaisnava. As Narottama dasa Thakura has confirmed, chadiya vaisnava-seva nistara peyeche keba: one cannot be in a transcendental position unless one very faithfully serves a pure Vaisnava. One must accept a Vaisnava guru (adau gurv-asrayam), and then by questions and answers one should gradually learn what pure devotional service to Krishna is. That is called the paramparā system.” (CC Adi 7.54 Purport)

“I recommend you to read books more and more and try to understand the subject matter from different angles of vision and be always discussing it with your Godbrothers…” (Letter to Bhargava, 13 June 1972)

  • Being studying and hearing your instructions, we get the most essential principle to sincerely chant minimum 16 rounds and to follow the four regulative principles.

“In our Krishna consciousness movement, we have recommended that the neophyte chant at least sixteen rounds. This chanting of sixteen rounds is absolutely necessary if one wants to remember Krishna and not forget Him. Of all the regulative principles, the spiritual master’s order to chant at least sixteen rounds is most essential.” (CC Madhya 22.113 purport).

“Thus by chanting the holy name of the Lord one can directly associate with the Supreme Lord by sound vibration.” (CC Adi Preface)

“Wherever you may go to perform your devotional service, you should always be very careful to observe very strictly the rules and regulations. Rise early, attend mangala arati and class, chant 16 rounds, and follow the four regulative principles without deviation. This will guarantee your spiritual perfection.” (Letter to Jayahatakosthaka, 14 March 1975)

  • Being understood your instructions, practicing and preaching the devotional process, we will not forget your foremost and the last instruction to cooperate to serve the mission. You have mentioned ISKCON is your body, simply by associating with ISKCON, we are directly associating with you.

“Your love for me will be shown by how much you cooperate to keep this institution together after I am gone.” (Srilā Prabhupāda lilāmrita, I Have Done My Part)

“If one associates with this movement, he directly associates with the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” (SB 9.24.56 Purport)

Srilā Prabhupāda, kindly bestow upon us a drop of your mercy so that we can carry out all of your orders up to the last breath of our life, both here and in the hereafter.

Your insignificant spiritual grandchildren,
Sudhir Gopal Das
Subhadra Priti Devi Dasi
Seshadri and Subhangi

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Offering by Kartikeya Das

Dear Grandpa Srila Prabhupad,

Please accept my repeated obeisances.

“nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashchatya-desha-tarine”

Prabhupad I feel so fortunate to be part of this glorious parampara. This is your causeless mercy that you have accepted me & connected me to this glorious paramapara. I feel very small when I analyse my qualification for practicing Bhakti in Bramha Madhva Gaudiya ISKCON Sampraday, no qualification at all. In one of your pastimes when your dear disciples asked you “What qualification we had that we started practicing Bhakti?” you replied, “You had no qualification I gave you the qualification!”. I feel this is very much true in my case. You have given me the qualification and you have forced Bhakti onto me. I don’t think I would have ever taken up Bhakti by my own self. It was your causeless mercy that manifested through your associates.

Prabhupad I am so grateful to you for everything that you have given us. We all are like toddlers & you are doing all spoon feeding. The purports that you have given are so amazing, they are like the cereal powder which can be easily consumed & digested by toddlers like us. Whenever I read your purports I feel that you are personally answering my questions. Everything is there in your books. Everything needed to attain Krishna this very Lifetime is there in your books. You have planned & given every single nutrient that a toddler needs for a healthy growth viz. Mahamantra, pure devotees , temples, books, lectures, festivals, dhaam……

 From last few weeks I am meditating on one point- “How can someone practicing Bhakti with this sinful body?”, every time I think about it, I get Goosebumps. The fact is no one can practice Bhakti with this Sinful body. But you have made such a nice arrangement that anyone & everyone can take to Bhakti & engage this sinful body in service of Krishna. You are a master mind, you are an expert spiritual master, you have established this glorious organization- ISKCON where everyone has an opportunity to engage all their tendencies & skills in Krishna’s service. 

Prabhupad if today people from different parts of the world- the whites, blacks, browns, small eyed, wide eyed, tall ones, short ones, all the category of people, are chanting the great deliverer mantra-The Mahamantra “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ram Hare Ram  Ram Ram Hare Hare” only by your mercy. You have given us this most valuable treasure for FREE! You are the personification of mercy of Nityananda Prabhu. No Acharya in the past has done this herculean task of delivering the mass of sinful people in this age of Kali by giving the treasure of Goloka- “Golokera prema dhana Hari naam sankirtana”. 

In 2017 Kartik Maas I was in Mayapur sitting on stairs in your pushpa samadhi mandir.It was your disappearance day and your disciples were offering homage onto you. Just by chance I looked back, and I found a row of varied complexioned devotees from different parts of the world in Vaishnava attire. That day I realised “what you have done!”

Prabhupad on this auspicious occasion of your appearance I recommit to you- to follow your instructions as it is, chanting minimum 16 rounds & following the 4 reg principles, read your books scrutinizingly, preach the message to as many people as possible that you have given us through the parampara, have only prasadam, attend morning program everyday and more importantly I will try my best to fulfil your desire of attaining Krishna this very Lifetime! 

Prabhupad please always keep me in your shelter, even if I commit biggest of the biggest offence please don’t throw me out of ISKCON, I want to serve you till my last breath in this life and after as a full time devotee.

Your Grand disciple,

Kartikeya Das

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Offering by Acyuta Arjunasakha Das

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namaste saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashchatya-desha-tarine

My dear spiritual grandfather His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet on the auspicious occasion of your Vyasa-puja celebration. All glories to your Sankirtan lotus feet!
 
My dear Srila Prabhupada,
As Uddhava expressed his inability to glorify the Supreme Lord Krishna and as Ananta Sesha with his many mouths could not sufficiently describe the transcendental qualities of Lord Krishna, similarly it is impossible to glorify you sufficiently and appropriately. Just like Ganga is worshipped using the water of Ganga similarly in the light of your teachings I would make this insignificant and unworthy attempt to express my gratitude for you.
 
I am greatly thankful to you for giving me Krishna Consciousness, through your lectures which are touching the saffron dust particles of the lotus feet of Krishna and thereby having the potency to change the heart of a person and make him Krishna Conscious. You have yourself mentioned in the Bhagavad-gita “Although the common man is often not as capable as so-called philosophers, faithful hearing from an authoritative person will help one transcend this material existence and go back to Godhead, back to home.” – (BG 13.26). I am simply dependent on your Vani and hoping one day my dirty heart will see the happiness of unalloyed devotion, in the reverberance of your Vani.
 
Thank you for your books which present the most scientific and authentic reality about spiritual life, in a simple yet bonafide way. These otherworldly spiritual entities (your books) are descending from the spiritual world directly and as you once said, Krishna has personally dictated them to you. These books are our divine inheritance via which one can eternally meet you, talk with you and associate with you. You once mercifully mentioned that anyone who reads your book will be accepted by you as your follower and you will grant them your mercy. This shows that you carry the compassion of Nitai & Gaura in your heart. Your books have saved me from a mleccha animalistic existence and have convinced me that I should always chant the holy names of the Lord and preach about His eternal glory.
 
Thank you for spreading the Hare Krishna maha-mantra all over the planet. You created the fortune of the residents of this planet by travelling the world 14 times in 12 years distributing the Hare Krishna maha-mantra to one and all. You are your Krishna Conscious movement has saved humanity from degrading into utter darkness. Just like Bhagirath brought Ganga to Bharat Varsha, similarly, you have spread the Bhakti Ganga all over the world. I am a just a twig being carried away in the flow of your Bhakti Ganga, hoping to reach the destination, completely depending on the strength and magnanimity of this Bhakti Ganga. Certainly one day every town and village will chant the names of Prem Puroshottam Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, for you, His Senapati bhakta have done your task, and are still continuing to do your task of reclaiming the fallen souls and offering them to the lotus feet of Lord Chaitanya. This chanting of Hare Krishna Mahamantra has given me solace from the forest fire of material existence and has started to clean the filth from the mirror of my heart, giving me hope that someday I may also become a pure devotee and render pure devotional loving service.
 
My dear preeminent Shiksha guru,
In your Prakata Leela you displayed Prema bhakti in action. Thinking of them, my hand trembles even as I pen this down. How fortunate I am, that I have access to your pastimes, disciples, glorifications and nostalgic anecdotes. Your physical presence was a gift coming straight from the heart of Krishna. This inevitably forces me to acknowledge how much Krishna loves us and is anxious to have us back, that He sent you. Your life is an offering of selfless service to the Guru Parampara. The deep care and intimate concern which you showed for your disciples is the direct embodiment of the causeless mercy of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Your activities, mood, mind, and symptoms are all inconceivable for an unworthy and ungrateful grandson like me, as also is rightly pointed out by Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

“yāṅra citte kṛṣṇa-premā karaye udaya
tāṅra vākya, kriyā, mudrā vijñeha nā bujhaya” (CC Madhya, 23.39)
Translation

“Even the most learned man cannot understand the words, activities and symptoms of a person situated in love of Godhead.”
 
My dear grandfather,
You are the dear, empowered, intimate and the most beloved disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Srila Prabhupada. Throughout your life (which is a glorious life of commitment and surrender unto the lotus feet of your spiritual master) by your behaviour, you always displayed the mood and mind of an ideal disciple. Your attachment to Lord Krishna and your intense meditation on your spiritual master’s instructions culminated into the establishment of “ISKCON – a house in which the whole world can live”. Just like leper brahmana Vasudeva was cured by Lord Chaitanya similarly you are curing millions of the abominable condition of material suffering, who are now living in the house which you made.
“guru-mukha-padma-vākya, cittete kariyā aikya,
āra nā kariha mane āśā”
Narottama Dāsa Ṭhākura advises everyone to stick to the principle of carrying out the orders of the spiritual master. One should not desire anything else. If the regulative principles ordered by the spiritual master are followed rigidly, the mind will gradually be trained to desire nothing but the service of Kṛṣṇa. Such training is the perfection of life. Srila Prabhupada, having attained the pinnacle of perfection in your own life, you are now mercifully passing on the same formula into the hearts of your disciples and grand disciples.
 
Srila Prabhupada,
You wanted your followers to preach the importance of human life all over the world. Presently the human population is mad behind sense gratification and that is the only goal of their lives. It is the business of the saintly people to help reestablish the principles of religion as laid down by Lord Chaitanya. The greatest service one can render to Krishna is to try to infuse devotional service into the hearts of the conditioned souls so that they may be released from the clutches of conditional life. Sripad Isvara Puri told to Lord Chaitanya “My dear child, continue dancing, chanting and performing saṅkīrtana in association with devotees. Furthermore, go out and preach the value of chanting kṛṣṇa-nāma, for by this process You will be able to deliver all fallen souls.” Srila Prabhupada I know this is your desire too. You have made it clear in your dealings too.
 
“Yes, this preaching work is our mission. It is Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mission, my Guru Maharaja’s mission, and my mission. It is through the parampara. As I am trying to discharge my Guru Maharaja’s mission, you also try, and things will go on nicely.” – (Letter to Pusta Krsna- Bombay, 14 August 1976)
“Krsna wants every one of the living entities to go back to home, back to Godhead, so if we can induce even one person to understand that this material world is not meant for our living, our real home is in the spiritual world, and if we can convince this philosophy to even a single person, that is the success of our missionary activities.” – (Letter to Jadurani, Bharadraja, Muralidhara — Los Angeles 4 June 1970)
 
On this auspicious day, I beg for your causeless mercy so that I may remain fixed in serving you and assisting you and your son in the propagation of this Sankirtana movement.
Your mercy is my only wealth. Just like the chakora bird always looks towards the moon and longs for it, feeling its incapability to attain it, but never losing hope, this insignificant grandson of your divine grace, hankers for a drop of your mercy. I aspire to become a faithful servant of your servants.
 
Yours eternally,
Acyuta Arjunasakha Das JPS
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Offering by Krsna Karunamurti Das and family

Hare Krishna His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada
 
Please accept our humble obeisances unto your devine lotus feet
 
You are one of greatest teacher in the universe. You are one of greatest leader as well. It is inconceivable how one can do this at the age of after 70s. You came to this material world to deliver the fallen souls, we are always indebted to you because you gave all the knowledge in your books Srimad Bhagavad Gita , Srimad Bhagavatam and Chaitanya Charitamrta. We are indebted to you because you gave wonderful disciples to the world because they follow your instructions as it is, we could able to start practicing our Bhakti now. We really seeing amazing disciples each one of them gems on different bhavas.
The way they are  cooperatively working to bring the movement to continue with same standard as want is commendable.
 
Dear Srilaprabhupada we are your grand disciples, we are trying our best of the capacity but due lack of understanding we may commit many mistakes , please forgive us and  give your mercy so that we can do our seva to Guru and Gauranga perfectly.
I am reading 6th Canto your Translation of Srimad Bhagavatam and purport.  My wife is reading 10th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.You gave so much  to us but we are not realzing the real values of it. We are still learning phase Srila Prabhupada. Please empower us to preach more and more in the mood of compassion to bring the fallen souls like us and protect our Bhakti as well. Our GuruMaharaj His Holiness Jayapataka Swami ordered us to make Bangalore as first Krsna concious city. We are all trying our best but without your mercy it is not possible, so we humbly request your mercy to become an instrument to fulfill our GuruMaharaj and your disciple’s dream.
We have a strong desire to purify ourself and serve Guru and Gauranga and chant offenselessly. So please shower your mercy to us.
 
Your Grand disciples,
Krsna Karunamurti Das,
Yogini Yamuna Devi Dasi,
Hemachandar K
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Offering by Rupamayi Sudevi Dasi

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale

srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine

namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine

nirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. All glories to you! On this auspicious occasion of your Vyasa Puja, I shall attempt to glorify your Divine Grace, although I have absolutely no qualification.

jogyatā-vicāre, kichu nāhi pāi, tomāra karuṇā-sāra

Merciful souls like you, being eternal associates of Lord Krishna descend to this mortal world, the abode of miseries, just to deliver fallen souls like me. There was no need to undergo so much difficulty, but you decided to single-handedly write books, distribute them, travel to the western countries, established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and take all kinds of inconveniences, just out of compassion for the living entities stuck in the vicious cycle of birth and death.

Before I came in contact with the Krishna consciousness movement, I was uncivilized, devoid of saintly qualities, and completely oblivious of the purpose of life, the rich teachings given in the Vedic literature, the all-blissful name, form, and paraphernalia of the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna. It is all by your mercy that I am able to chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, which comes straight from the spiritual world. One needs a tremendous amount of pious credit and fortune to be able to worship Lord Krishna and you have given me that good fortune.

Taking the instructions of your spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, as your life and soul; you took Lord Krsna Caitanya’s message of “pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi grāma, sarvatra pracāra haibe mora nāma” as your life’s mission. Each of the previous acharyas accomplished one significant task. But you did all the tasks that the establishment of the movement of Krishna consciousness entails. Evidently, you embody all the great qualities of the previous acharyas. You truly are the jagad-guru; you are that senapati-bhakta of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

You not only taught us the art of living, but also the art of dying. You taught the world every aspect of life, based on scriptures in your lectures and books. You taught us how to remain equipoised and unperturbed in every situation. When you lost all hopes in your business in your early days, you remembered Krishna’s words (SB 10.88.8: yasyāham anugṛhṇāmi/ hariṣye tad-dhanaṁ śanaiḥ/ tato ’dhanaṁ tyajanty asya/ svajanā duḥkha-duḥkhitam). You had firm faith and conviction in the words of your spiritual master. You preached to the westerners without altering the truth, irrespective of whether or not they would accept the harsh realities, and boldly spoke against their abominable habits.

acare pracare sada amadere ke karita niyojana

You taught us to practise while preaching Lord Caitanya’s teachings, by personally practising while you preached. You constantly emphasized the differences between a bogus guru and a bonafide guru and taught us to exercise our discretion in this regard, with your own example. A first-class guru is a first-class disciple; a good speaker is a good listener, and who else would demonstrate this better than your divine grace? Every word of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaja’s song, yadi Prabhupada na hoito, speaks volumes on your glories and contribution to the world.

It is said that if one gets even one syllable from a guru, a person becomes eternally indebted to him for that spiritual gift. We are truly eternally indebted to you as we received thousands of purports, which comprise millions of syllables.

śakti-buddhi-hīna, āmi ati dīna, koro’ more ātma-sātha

With a grateful heart, I beg at your lotus feet for your blessings so that I can serve you. The world has been blessed by your mercy. Please forgive me for my offences at your lotus feet and bless me with intelligence so that I do not commit offences further. Please give me the intelligence so that I can follow your teachings. I have no intelligence of my own. All that I have is your mercy.

Your most useless and insignificant servant,

Rupamayi Sudevi Dasi

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Offering by Mohanaruppa Madhusudhan Das and Family

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisance

All glories to you.

I consider myself very disqualified to write this offerings but this is a great opportunity for me to show the gratitude towards the Society you have given for us.The more I study your books the more I feel how carefully you have given your purports for each and every verse .I relish a sense of satisfaction whenever I read your books and more I feel that I should share my realizations with all of them.This year myself and my wife are studying together your books and sharing our realizations together which is helping us to progress in our spiritual endeavour .

I am very thankful to you and your dear disciples who are showing us the path to come out of this miserable situation.This society created by you has not only given us the knowledge but it has brought lot of transformation with in us.we are most indebted to you for the pain you have taken to create this society for us.

On this auspicious occasion of this Vyasa puja I pray for your blessings that I should always be part of this society and serve my Guru Maharaj ,Siksha Guru, Senior devotees and all the Vaishnavas.

Your Servant

Mohanaruppa madhusudhan das

Sucaru sudevi dasi

Deepika

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Offering by Saravanatha Krishna Das

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedanta-swamin iti namine
namas te saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracharine
nirvishesha shunyavadi pashchatya desha tarine

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet. Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanya deva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.”

Param Pujya Srila Prabhupada, on this very auspicious Vyasapuja day, firstly I offer my heartful gratitude for your unlimited mercy and compassion you are distributing through ISKCON to this whole world. I take some courage to glorify you for my purification by your mercy. Whenever I hear song from HH Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj “(yadi) prabhupada na haita tabe ki haita (e) jivana bahita kise” I become nostalgic and remember how I was leading life in complete ignorance and while traversing through the material darkness, through your merciful servants I am so fortunate to get connected to your ISKCON.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu personally travelled to different regions of India to spread Krishna consciousness, by His personal behavior He has set examples for devotes to follow and He instructed

bhārata-bhūmite haila manuṣya-janma yāra
janma sārthaka kari’ kara para-upakāra

You are that perfect sena-pati bhakta of Lord Caitanya who followed His instruction by spirit. Having opportunity to live in Vrindavan Radha Damodara temple, desire for many, you spent sleepless nights translating Srimad Bhagavatam and framing up most valuable Bhaktivedanta purports for the welfare(para-upakar) of generations to come. Mediating on your Spiritual Master’s instruction and to fulfil Lord Caitanya Mahaprabu’s mission

“pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi-grāma
sarvatra pracāra haibe mora nāma”

You, just by yourself, at an advanced stage of life attempted every possible way to preach and took the adventurous journey to West. With great difficulties and struggle when you gathered few devotees, you established ISKCON with solid mission and vision and wanted to spread the message of Krishna to every corner of this world. You were never deterred by your deteriorating health, all sorts of challenges.

We will be forever grateful to your relentless effort on writing books which are the foundation of ISKCON and sum& substance of all instructions.

Humbly pray unto your lotus feet and beg, be merciful on me and please use this very very insignificant fallen soul to render service unto lotus feet of servant of your servant.

ebe yaśa ghuṣuk tribhuvana, Prabhupada patita pavana-“Now let all the three worlds proclaim your fame!”

Your insignificant servant

Saravanatha Krishna Das

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Offering by Krishnadas

Prabhupada, Prabhupada,
ISKCON founder Gurudeva,
Around the globe yourself travelled,
Means to return to Godhead unravelled
Cutting illusion with words like sword,
Putting many at the door of real abode
Threading exalted disciples into “parampara”,
Spreading the panacea of “sankeerthana”

Born into multitude of “Janma”,
Grown my seeds of “Karma”
Forgot the “swaroopa”,
Begot only “Papa”
Please accept this meagre offering,
from an inept ogre suffering,
in the scorching heat of “maya”,
praying to cool in your “chaya”

Your servant,
Krishnadas

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Offering by Sripati suresa das & Vrajasrirupa devi dasi

Dear Srila Prabhupada

Please accept our respectful obeisance to your lotus feet

All glories to your divine grace

Your divine grace we are always safe and fortunate under your shelter. Whenever our energy is down your voice is immunity booster. We will hear your Kirtan and classes and feel safe and able to survive in this kaliyuga. Myself very far from philosophy I could not able to understand but your classes and books are only hope for us to understand about supreme personality God Head. You always encourage everyone to take Krishna conscious including so called scientists, impersonalists and mayavadis calling them rascal.

Who will chastise us with so much of love and care one and only well wisher of all living entities jai Srila Prabhupada. You have given sufficient facilities and resources for us still I am with dull head not seriously reading your books and hearing your classes. I recommit on this auspicious day I will read your books and hear your lecture on daily basis. Because of your cause less mercy unlimited person like me able to chant holy name of gauranga and able to touch birth place of lord Chaitanya and Nityananda prabhu. Your divine grace your ocean of mercy I have no qualification I am lower than a dog eater I am attempting to glorify mahaprabhu also due to your blessings got connected and taken shelter of your dear disciple HH Jayaptakaswami Maharaj as a spiritual master.

On this great auspicious day we seek your blessings and please continue showering your mercy on us

Jai srila prabhupada jai srila prabhupada

Your grand children’s seeking your Blessings and Mercy always

Sripati suresa das & Vrajasrirupa devi dasi

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Offering by Revti Manoharini Devi Dasi

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

Please accept my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet. All glories to you! On this auspicious occasion of your 124th Vyasa Puja, I shall attempt to glorify your Divine Grace, although I have absolutely no qualification.

It is by your mercy only that I came in touch with bhakti, and got the shelter of His Holiness Jayapataka Gurumaharaj. Because of your mercy, we received Krishna, in His different forms, especially, in the form of Srimad Bhagavatam in our house.

When I was drowning in materialism and when maya throttled me, it was you, Srila Prabhupāda who saved me with the knowledge of the Supreme. I am forever indebted to you. Yet, instead of conveying my gratitude to you, I repeatedly commit offences. Please forgive me, my munificent grandfather. I am so fallen yet you bestowed upon me with the raja vidya, with the greatest treasure of Hari Nama sankirtana. Please bless me Srila Prabhupāda. Kindly bestow your mercy on me, so that I can continue my Krishna conscious journey in ISKCON throughout my life.

Your eternal servant,
Revti Manoharini Devi Dasi

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Offering by Sulakshana Madhavi Devi Dasi

Namah om vishnupadaya krishna prestaya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine
namaste saraswate deve gauravani pracharine
nirvishesha shunyavadi paschatya desha tarine

om ajnaana timirandhasya jnananjana shalakaya
chakshur unmilittam yena tasmay sri guruave namaha

mukam karoti vachalam panghum langayate girim
yat kripa tamaham vande sri gurum deena taranam
sri chaitanya ishvaram
paramananda madhavam

Dear Srila Prabhupad,

On this occasion of Your 124th Vyas Puja i offer my humble obeisances at the dust of Your lotus
feet.

You are the saviour of the souls in this kaliyuga. You descended from the spiritual world and took
upon Yourself several difficulties, simply out of Your compassion for the conditioned souls.
I was living in oblivion, unaware, without a purpose, simply wasting this life. By Your mercy you
are showing, how I was not even aware of these dangers and sufferings. You emphasize repeatedly
the importance of human birth and that it should be used for the highest purpose it is meant for –
god realization. Please bless that i may remind myself of this again and again, and make sure atleast
the remaining period is spent purposefully.

Your compassion for conditioned souls flows through your books. Your Bhaktivedanta purports are
the torch light of transcendental knowledge. It is predicted that these purports will be the guiding
light for humanity for the next ten thousand years. Anybody who comes in touch with your books
stand transformed forever. There is no question of not being touched by your mercy! You worked
very hard to make sure the future of humanity is secure. And You have given a complete ecosystem
for any fallen soul to get this opportunity to serve Lord Chaitanya. Just as a touch stone turns
everything into gold, the life of anyone who comes in contact with You through Your books, Your
warriors stands transformed.

We hear about Your glorious qualitites from your beloved disciples. We see how their lives revolve
around Your pleasure. It makes me wonder how charismatic Your Divine Grace must have been that
You captured hearts of Your beloved sons, daughters and anyone who came in touch with You?!
Though we do not have the fortune of your vapu association You are still with us through Your
books, always blessing us with divine knowledge as the shiksha Guru, steering our lives towards
Krishna.

You have been very merciful to give me a place in Your family. Thank You would be a very small
and inappropriate word. The most suitable way to express gratitude would be, to be an instrument in
Your movement to spread Your teachings all over the world, for that will bring most pleasure to
Your Divine Grace and my Spiritual Master. Srila Prabhupad, please bless me that I hold firmly the
lotus feet of my GuruMaharaj and fix my heart completely on Your teachings. Please bless me that i
use everything in myself and around me for Your service.

Please bless my son and husband to progress in Bhakti, to take this fortunate opportunity to
surrender and serve You.

I beg Your forgiveness for my offences to You and Your family, in ignorance, negligence,
foolishness.

Srila Prabhupad You have blessed my heart with love in all ways. Please hold my hand firmly on
this path of Krishna Bhakti and help to improve and move forward on the path to learn to serve, to
love.

Your little grand-daughter aspiring Your service,
Sulakshana Madhavi Devi Dasi

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Offering by Karuṇāpati Keśava das and Family

Dear Śrīla Prabhupāda ,

Hare Kṛṣṇa,

Please accept my respectful obeisances. All Glories to Gaurāṅga, Lord Narasimha dev, Rādhā Madhav Ashta Sakhis, All glories unto your most merciful smile. All glories to vaiṣṇavas!

First of all, I am not at all qualified to write any offerings, but I am doing for my own purification. Please forgive your illiterate grandson as an childish attempt.

Here I am quoting your dearest disciple His Holiness HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj ‘s prayer’s for you.

(yadi) prabhupada na haita tabe ki haita

(e) jivana bahita kise?

If Srila Prabhupada had not come, what would have happened? How could we have passed our lives?

Without you Disastrous Deterioration and burning in blazing fire of material existence.

Contributions

Your Books -> For the Hopeless, to have some Hope.

Your Lectures-> Nectar that convert the snake holes to path of Transcendence.

Your Life -> Itself a treatise of an ācārya, living by example.

Your ISKCON -> Real United Nations, The one and only platform for a civilized society.

Your Disciples -> The Inspiration to carry your mood.

Humble attempt

Every day me and my wife trying to tune our mind to your transcendental lectures to shape our life from insanity.

Being very insignificant, We are trying to conduct Bhakti viruksha and serve members to take shelter of your lotus feet.

Realizations

Step by step we are trying to understand how deep you are in sastric study and how nicely you have given us in a very simple manner.

It’s always new when we hear, so surprising and its so Fresh.

Your dear disciple His Holiness Jayapatākā Swami Mahārāja is carrying your mood perfectly to serve for your satisfaction irrespective of his external bodily comforts all by your mercy. So much grateful for that, please continue your blessings for him to fulfill your instructions.

Praying

We are very helpless to progress in Kṛṣṇa consciousness so please shower your blessings upon us to cross all over anarthas especially offenses against vaiṣṇavas.

Please bless our family of Bhakti Viruksha to go beyond obstacles in serving your lotus feet.

Please bless us that one day we will be able to try and succeed in pleasing you, your disciple His Holiness Jayapatākā Swami Mahārāja and Guru Paramparā.

This time I felt I will submit offerings along with my Bhakti Viruksha members. I request you to kindly accept them.

Your insignificant servants

Karuṇāpati Keśava das
Kavirupa Kesavi devī dāsī
Rādhā Sakhi
Viswa

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Offering by Banumathi Yashoda Devi dasi

Hare Krishna,

Dear Srila Prabhupad

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I am such a fallen soul. I am unworthy to glorify you. But still I am glorifying you for my purification. Without you Prabhupad I don’t know where we would have been in this world of misery which is dukhalayam.

In your old age you travelled to Western countries to spread this divine Krishna consciousness. Your spiritual masters word were your life and soul..

We are very grateful to you because you have brought us under one shelter and one family.

I surrender unto your lotus feet to show your causeless mercy on me to give Krishna to others and be an instrument in your movement

Hare Krishna

Dandavat pranams

Yours servant of the servant of the servant.
Banumathi Yashoda Devi dasi

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Offering by Aishvarya Vrinda devi dasi & Vikram Caitanya das

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept our most humble obeisances unto your lotus feet on this auspicious occasion of your Vyasa Puja!!

Thank you so very much,words alone cant describe, for giving us the knowledge that how grave a situation we are all in and giving the sense of urgency to make our lives perfect in this lifetime itself – the only chance we have in this human form of life to exit from the repeated cycles of birth and death.

Your care and compassion for all is evident through your books where your message is loud and clear, just as a father would care for his children to make sure they are on the right path even if it means being hard on them, as its for their benefit.

You also gave us the one big family of devotees who are there to guide, support us in understanding your message and helping us stay afloat in our struggle in the material ocean of miseries. During these times of Covid-19 pandemic, your teachings are helping us immensely to deal with the various problems in this situation and helping us realize our position in relation to the Supreme Lord and nature of this material world.

You made perfect arrangements for us and have given us the complete platform to make our life a success, but we are unable to make best use of it as we are still in ignorance and keeping ourselves busy with the worldly affairs and wasting valuable time.

On this auspicious occasion of your vyasa puja, Srila Prabhupada, we beg for your mercy as without your blessings there is no hope for us to make advancement in our spiritual journey.

We pray to you that we can long for your continuous association through your books and make advancement towards Krishna. Please forgive us for our ignorance and bless us that we can endure patiently the dualities of this world and apply your teachings in our lives in carrying out our material and spiritual duties and can by example share your message to others around us.

Your insignificant servants,

Aishvarya Vrinda devi dasi
Vikram Caitanya das

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Offering by Rasa murti das & Simantdwip BACE (Lado sarai)

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine.

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

I am not qualified to glorify the pure devotee like you srila prabhupada but if you can
bless me then by following the order of other senior devotees, I can speak few word about
you his divine grace for my purification.

How great a mercy and honour it is just to be connected, through the many avenues you
have created, to the current of your endless grace. Greater still is to be able to approach
you, in prayer, with a hope to be engaged in your service by offering you a humble homage
such as this.

Srila prabhupada ,you have given me a place where I can know about my trueself (I am not
this body but spirit soul),about Krishna (the supreme personality of godhead) and my
relationship with lord Krishna( Servant of the servant of servant of lord krishna).

Srila prabhupada, you are always living with us in the form of your divine instruction in
transcendental books and your recorded lecture which nourishes the creeper of our
Krishna consciousness. You will always be pre-eminent acharya in your ever growing family
“ISKCON”, because It is your causeless mercy upon badh-jiva(condition soul) like me for
whom, you have sacrificed all your comfort life & even you left vrindavan dham and
traveled to paschatye desh to distribute the love of godhead at the age of 70 years. At this
age devotees generally prefer to stay in vrindavan and do not want to go out so that he can
die in vrindavan only .But you left all this just to fulfill the order of your spiritual master and
being compassionate upon conditioned soul. Oh my dear srila prabhupada, I pray to your
lotus feet & beg your causeless mercy so that I can also follow your instruction as it is by
following instruction of my spiritual master H.H Gopal Krishna Goswami maharaj who is
your faithful disciple.

When I hear or read about your struggle in India for preaching and forming the “league of
devotees” even though you were not getting mush support from public and government,
tear comes in my eyes thinking that how much you were compassionate upon us. When you
traveled by cargo ship, you got 2 heart attack on ship but still you did not lose hope and by
meditating on the lotus feet of lord Krishna, you were fixed on the mission of your spiritual
master Srila bhakti shidhanta thakur swami maharaj. I pray to your lotus feet again and
again on this auspicious occasion of vyas puja and beg your causeless mercy that I can also
get strength and eagerness to follow and preach the glories of sri chaitnya mahaprabhu
under the direction of my spiritual master.

Srila prabhupada, I do not know how to preach sri chaitnya mahaprabhu’s message and serve
you as your faith full dog. Even though I have desire to serve you but I am not able to do so
because of anartha in my heart. One thing I know that you can make me useful from useless
,wise from foolish and perfect from imperfect if you desire .Therefore, Oh my beloved srila
prabhupada , kindly bestow you causeless mercy upon me and make me dance as you
like, make me dance as you like.

It is mention in srimad bhagwatam(SB 7.7.30-31) that one should accept a bona
fide spiritual master. My dear Srila prabhupada, it is because of your causeless
mercy, I got shelter of the lotus feet of my beloved spiritual master H.H Gopal
Krishna goswami guru maharaja who is your very dear disciple and who has
dedicated himself in preaching, printing books & its distribution, building
many temples in different cities and last but not the least, cooperation with his
God brothers & other devotees and guiding them whenever require specially in
some panic situation. Cooperation is require otherwise it will also disintegrate
like gaudia math which srila prabhupada does not want to happen.

guru-śuśrūṣayā bhaktyā
sarva-labdhārpaṇena ca
saṅgena sādhu-bhaktānām
īśvarārādhanena ca

śraddhayā tat-kathāyāṁ ca
kīrtanair guṇa-karmaṇām
tat-pādāmburuha-dhyānāt
tal-liṅgekṣārhaṇādibhiḥ

One must accept the bona fide spiritual master and render service unto him with great devotion and
faith. Whatever one has in one’s possession should be offered to the spiritual master, and in the
association of saintly persons and devotees one should worship the Lord, hear the glories of the Lord
with faith, glorify the transcendental qualities and activities of the Lord, always meditate on the
Lord’s lotus feet, and worship the Deity of the Lord strictly according to the injunctions of
the śāstra and guru.

My dear srila prabhupada, A good grand disciple can only understand your mood & mission
and dedicate their everything in your service but I am so foolish and unfortunate that I am
not able to do so as it is. Please forgive me for all my offences committed to your lotus feet
and please bless that the tendency of offending pure vaishnava like you also goes away
from my heart.

My only desire is to please my spiritual master in any case without fail, then only lord will
be pleased (ysaya prasada bhagvat prasado…) and always be in association of devotees. if
you so desire please bless me so that I can always be in devotee association and please my
spiritual master.

Thank you so much srila prabhupada. All glories to you srila prabhupada!

Your insignificant servant
Rasa murti das
Simantdwip BACE (Lado sarai)

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Offering by Sirisa Haripriya Devi Dasi

Hare Krishna prabhuji pls consider my Prabhupad vyasapuja offering.

Dear Prabhupad,
Pls accept my most humble obeisances unto your holy lotus feet.

When I read Prabhupad Lilamrita, it strikes me how much pain you have taken to train many innumerable souls to learn of Krishna consciousness. Not bothering about your personnel comfort or basic necessities you have strived to build the soceity for Krishna consciousness. Where ordinary people talk about uniting nations, i wonder you have already done this long ago. We are all under shade of the umbrella that you have built. This has become a family. Wherever, in any corner of world we find devotees and our ISKCON centers. Would that be ever possible without your compassion.

This exactly is uniting everyone, bringing them to one roof as one family- Vasudaiva kutumbakam. You have given us a family of devotees where each one cares for others.
If not your compassion on all of us, how much we would have dwelled in sense gratification.

You have written so many books to guide us in the profound knowledge of Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya Charitamrita and many many more. You are so expert in everything. I read that you have taught your disciples many skills like cooking, Vaishnava etiquettes, Deity worship, preaching – dealing with other devotees and even non devotees, financial matters(dealing temple property deligently) , and many more. This shows that you had so much enthusiasm and a vision of urgency in cultivating krishna consciousness to other souls.
You have exemplified by showing the jewles of Sadhana, sadachar, seva and satsanga. Your legacy is carried by your dear most disciples and Grand disciples and they whole heartedly serve the soceity and guide us at every step.
My Guru Maharaj HH Jayapataka swami has written a very beautiful song explaining his realization on you – Yadi Prabhupad na hoito. Every single verse in it shows his greatest respect towards you. I wish i can also develop such love and respect towards my Guru one day.

Thanks dear Prabhupad for placing me under your divine shelter and for giving me this wonderful family. Kindly bless us that my entire family practices krishna consciousness with enthusiasm and we always remain under the shade of your divine lotus feet.

Your spiritual grand daughter,
Sirisa Haripriya Devi Dasi

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Offering by Amala Purana Das

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Thank you for giving me Srila Gurudeva, His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari, who is loving embodiment of Your Grace.

Thank you for giving us Your books. Without them we cannot even take one single step forward in our spiritual journey.

Thank you for giving us ISKCON where we can meet with wonderful devotees, sing and dance with them, take prasadam with them.

Thank you for somehow or other using us for spreading this Krishna Consciousness movement throughout the world.

Thank you for giving us Krishna.

Thank you Krishna for giving us Srila Prabhupada.

Please bless that we can become pure devotees and spread this movement throughout the world.

Your aspiring eternal servant,
Amala Purana Das

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Offering by Manju lali gopi Devi dasi

Dear Respected Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to you !!

Whenever anyone glorifies their guru , I always look for virtues that you possess as a Jagad guru dear Prabhupada.

Your chastisement is nothing but a big stick that kills the Aghasura in us – envy , greed and lust . Your ‘Sit properly ‘ instruction reverberates in our ears when we sit for chanting every morning . How compassionate can you be towards us, fallen souls who are don’t even know the correct method chanting .

Like a merciful parent you taught us how to make Prasadam , clean our altar , dress the deities and more important spread the love of Krishna to others !! What can be more selfless than this ! I Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for the matchless gift that you have given me in the form of my guru maharaj, HH Lokanatha swami maharaj who is an epitome of mercy !

Today and always praying to the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha Shyamsunder to always keep you under Their shelter so that you may continue to empower generations to come !

Nitai Gaur Premanade Hari Hari Bol!!

Your insignificant servant,
Manju lali gopi Devi dasi

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Offering by Premasundara Madhava Das & Family

Dear Srila Prabhupad,

Please accept our humble obeisances,

All glories to you,

On this most auspicious occasion of your appearance, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for making us qualified to take up the process of devotional service….!

You are our founder acharya and your books are the basis and law books for understanding the foundation of spiritual life. It’s so wonderful that even an atheist gets attracted to your purports, understanding the purpose of human life and devotion to the Supreme Lord simply by reading a few pages of your divine books.
Devotees are always delighted how even by holding and touching your books someone gets the sukrti of performing devotional service and may eventually take up Krsna consciousness someday!

Dear Prabhupad, just like how you describe about a pure devotee who has ornaments of divine qualities on him, you have exemplified the qualities of tolerance, humility, love, personal care discipline, sincerity of purpose, compassion and an uncompromising sense of the truth in all your dealings with people around !

We personally admire the kind of intense care and concern you showed with the devotees , that though most of them had no awareness about Indian culture, values or even knew about Krsna being the Supreme Personality of Godhead , simply by being with you and appreciating your qualities they were ready to surrender their lives to your purpose and mission… how wonderful is that Srila Prabhupad!!

We wish to also thank your disciples on this wonderful day, dear Prabhupad, on how they have tirelessly worked to save your precious lectures, books, conversations and letters and make them available for all of us very mercifully.
Please give us the strength to do nice sadana and follow the regulations. Along with mercy come strength, so we beg to shower your mercy on us, so that we will be able to avoid offenses at the lotus feet of all vaishnavas and gain the taste for chanting the holy name of the Lord.

Thank you for giving us this transcendental institution “ISKCON” which mercifully keeps us engaged at your service.

Thank you for the various ways of reciprocation that you have given us dear Srila Prabhupad ! Please bless all of us that we may submit to your will and become a useful instrument in your hands and mission !

All glories to your divine grace,

Your servants of your servants,
Premasundara Madhava Das,
Nityasevini Vishaka DD
Janardan

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Offering by Mahateja Narahari Das

Hare Krishna Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my respteful obesciences unto your lotus feet.

1.Prabhupada you showed us culture.
How to live in material world and living spiritually.
2.Before coming contact with you I am grossly materialistic person.now by reading your books improving my spiritual level consciousness.
3.with so much diffeculty I am reading your books.how you struggled writing books.

4.Give me strength me and my family will serve your mission.

YS
Mahateja Narahari Das

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Offering by Sumukhi harini devi dasi

Dear Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obesciences
All glories to Guru and Gauranga

Srila Prabhupada you been the world class acharya.you have always walked your talk and talked your walk.in our fallen Life we are trying to follow each and every step of yours.

mahājano yena gataḥ sa panthāḥ
(CC Madhya 17.186)).

every word and thought of yours was dedicated for the upliftment of fallen souls like us.it shows that your are the causless mercy of Krishna personified

Because of this causless mercy you have decided to stay with us for ever though books , teachings , lectures etc ..for ever indebted to you.

Yours servent of servent of servent
Sumukhi harini devi dasi

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Offering by Srikanta Srinivasa Dasa & Family

Dear Śrīla Prabhupāda,

Please accept our prostrated obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to Your Divine Grace.

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāminn iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya- deśa-tāriṇe

My beloved Gurumaharaj and your spiritual son written this song(Hindi),
Yadi Prabhupada na hote toh kya hota , yeh Jeevan behta kaise?
Nitai Gaura ki aseem karuna, phailaate duniya mei kaise?
Phailaate duniya mei kaise?

When we hear this song, tears flow from our eyes. You have given our family, divine shelter at the lotus feet of your beloved spiritual dearest son, H.H Jayapataka swami Guru maharaj. we are unlimitedly eternally indebted to you as you have showered me your inconceivable causeless mercy of unlimited profound love of Krishna and His dear devotees.

Thankyou Srila Prabhupada for your invaluable books and lectures. Please give us strength to read all your books during this life time and encourage others to read.

Please bless us with your mercy abundantly so that we will be able to please you by spreading your message. Please bless us that we will be able please your disciple HH Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaj with our preaching efforts.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada.

Yours Sincere servants
Srikanta Srinivasa Dasa
Vaikunta Vishnupriya Devi Dasi

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Offering by Sarveshwara Nanda Kumar Das

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine

namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

Hare Krishna My Dear Spiritual Grandfather,
Please accept my respectful obeisances unto your divine lotus feet.

I am not qualified to write about you but am still making my childish attempt to write something .
Srila prabhupada , you are an ocean of mercy. you have very mercifully picked and saved me from being rotten in this material world.

You gave me a goal and purpose of my life.
You gave me books whose every single word is so precious.

When I was reading Lilamrita I could feel that you had done so much for the whole world.You have given one of the best medicines of Srimad Bhagwatam and Kirtana.
In spite of being unqualified you have given me spiritual master.
You have given us ISKCON without which I can’t imagine to progress in spiritual life.

I have a desire to distribute your divine books which can change the life of people.Please shower your mercy so that I can become an instrument and please you and my spiritual master.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada for giving us everything.
Happy Vyasa Puja Srila Prabhupada.

Yours Servant
Sarveshwara Nanda Kumar Das.

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Offering by Manorama Chaitanya das

Dearest Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet.

Srila Prabhupada, on the most auspicious day of your appearance, I feel extremely fortunate to share my thoughts with you. Kindly allow me to do so.

Thank you so much Srila Prabhupada for taking all risks and going to preach to the West on the order of your beloved Guru Maharaja. If you would have not taken such inconceivable risk at the very old age, the desire of acharyas and prediction of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu could not have manifested; we could not have got the association of your eternal associates, your beloved disciples.

Srila Prabhupada, amongst your many moons like disciples, Srila Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja whose very existence was to glorify and keep you in the centre of ISKCON, risked his life for preaching Krishna consciousness in the West and left the planet on 4th July and went back to assist in your service. I am thankful to you for blessing me to become disciple of such a glorious disciple of yours. Srila Prabhupada, I am missing his physical association so much and have only option to associate with his vani now. In this situation, I feel very much inspired by your own example. Although you did not get much chance to associate with your Guru Maharaja, but you were always associating with his instructions and therefore you even got personal dreams and the moment to moment association of your Guru Maharaja. In this regard, I am nowhere in your comparison, Srila Prabhupada, but if you kindly bless me, I may also be able to associate with the instructions of my Guru Maharaja ideally as well and fulfil his desires and all the acharyas’, as exemplified by Your Divine Grace.

Begging for your mercy,
Your insignificant servant of servant
Manorama Chaitanya das

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Offering by Preeti Viswanathan

My Dear Grandpa

My heart overflows with

tears of gratitude

Thinking about the humble roles you played

in the mood of servitude

 

You chose to become a boatman

rowing us to the spiritual shores

But I continue to enjoy the material sea

In the pretext of my daily chores

 

Taking the role of a watchman

instructed us, being awake all night

But I am still at the beck and call of maya

Look at my pitiable plight

 

Playing the role of a postman

you delivered krishna’s messages

Alas! bewildered by my foolishness

I flip those books like mere textbook pages

 

But if you’ve chosen me to be your grandchild

I know you’ll not let my mind go wild

Watching  me roaming endlessly in this material world

I am sure, you’ll take this “rascal” back to your world

Yours’s eternally indebted grandchild

Preeti

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Offering by Sarojini Mataji

Hare Krishna Prabhuji’s and Mataji’s,
Dandavat Pranam,
I am writing this letter for offering to prabhupada.
I am a very unqualified person to write this but as per order of my Guru i am writing .
I knew prabhupada through vaishnav’s from iskon and personally i knew when i read his books and his jaladuta prayer.

You are torchlight in my life .each and every step in my life i am taking your help either books or by hearing from your dispels or yours vani media.

From Krishna book 4th chapter i saw when kamsa heard from durga, Krishna already born he realized that and ask forgiveness to devaki and vasudeva .and then finally they forgiven also (Devotees are like bancha kalpataru) but when he went to his demon friend again his mind changed
i am also a kamsa mentality servant when i am with your (book) or with devotees association i am feeling sorry and i want to proceed in Krishna consciousness want to preach but when i am away i am drowning in this material life.
I am praying at your lotus feet and asking to give some mercy so that i can obey my guru and proceed in Krishna Consciousness. This prayer also i taken from your jaladuta prayer, and Here i am praying.
rajas tamo guṇe erā sabāi ācchanna
bāsudeb-kathā ruci nahe se prasanna
tabe jadi taba kṛpā hoy ahaitukī
sakal-i sambhava hoy tumi se kautukī

Means in this material world all are drowning but if your mercy is there then everything possible.
So in this servant of servant of servant mood i am praying at your lotus feet.
I don’t know much more, if any mistake is there please forgive me.
Hare Krishna
Your servant’s servant
sarojini

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Offering By Amal Bhaduri

Revered Shrila Prabhupad,
Please accept my prostrated obeisances unto your lotus feet.
” nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta svaminn iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracharine
nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine”….
I am a soldier, having served across all the four cardinals of the
country came to B’luru to resettle.

During my Army service of 34
years I had rendered about four years in Mathura. Had frequent
occasions to visit the holy dham of Vrindavan {I know now}
If my memory is correct, I may per-chance would have had a glance of
great Swami ji during one such visit, only restricted move in the
temple was permitted then.
Years passed in uniform with little or no time for devotional
service, being engrossed in fulfilling materialistic needs of life.
Not knowing of Home, back to God head.
In B’luru I remain indebted to Sanjeev Pr /Aditi Mataji, who met us
as emissary of Srila Prabhupad. As destined, I also got the guidance
of Hg Acyuta Arjunasakha Das, who took pains of reaching our home
despite busy schedule, some time directing us towards our furtherance
in the path of Bhakti and some time praying/counselling some in utter
pain…..
Your divine grace Srila Prabhupada, my guide, senior devotees and
lovable peers in ISKCNO, Kadugudi that I have a completely changed my
life style, almost abiding by regulative principles, the Core intent
of the movement.
By the grace and blessings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila
Prabhupada, with no more excuses, I will be a successful devotee,
fully in devotional service/shiksha in days ahead.
I am sanguine that my unintentional mistakes in course of sadhana
will be ignored by you and correct path will be shown to serve your
lotus feet and the movement…

Hare Krisna.

Amal Bhaduri.

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Offering by Neelambari Radha dasi

Dearest Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my most humble obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet.

I’m eternally grateful to you for taking so much hardship and creating good fortune for many many generations in this kali-yuga. More I hear or read about your activities, your struggle, your unshakable faith, your translations and books, the more I appreciate you and the more I become fixed in my faith.

Your dear disciple HH Bhakti Charu Swami has kindly given me shelter and established my connection with you. Now we’re bereft of his physical association and he may be doing some other service as per your instructions. I wish to follow his footsteps and become Prabhupada-conscious in all my activities and thoughts.

If I can please you even in a very insignificant manner then it will be perfection of my life. Though for that also, I need your blessings.

Your eternally grateful servant

Neelambari Radha dasi

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Offering by Mohan Kumar

Dear,
Srila Prabhupada
Please except my humble obeisance un to your lotus feet.
I’m not well educated I’m not coming from nice family, I have no qualification materially and spiritually speaking, but I decided I give this life unto your lotus feet , I’m sure you’re make me qualified.
I want to serve Guru, gouranga, devotees, and
Cow’s. Please except me Prabhupada 🌹🙌.

Offering by Vibham Pandey

Dear,

Srila Prabhupada
Please except my humble obeisance unto your lotus feet.
I am full of sins and have very few good qualities. I have no qualification materially and spiritually speaking. But reading your books and hearing your lectures has brought about a big change in my life. And it has instilled a new fire in me to progress in Krishna consciousness
 
Regards,
Vibham Pandey

Offering by Krishna Mohan Golla

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai.

I always remember that you built a house (ISKCON) in which the whole world can live peacefully. By your blessings & instructions, so many of your dear disciples, grand disciples and followers have dedicated their lives to distribute your books, conducting Gita course followed by Bhakti Vriksha thereby bringing all auspiciousness in the lives of fallen souls like me. I strongly believe that this Krsna consciousness movement will spread to every town & village all over the world, as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu predicted.

This would be possible by all our collective efforts to connect all newcomers to your association through hearing your lectures & reading your books. I could write this realization by attending your designed Bhakti Sastri course that offered deep study & systematic approach of learning the science of Krsna Consciousness. 

I’m endeavoring to achieve vyavasayatmika buddhi that this process of daily reading your books & hearing your lectures alongside following your instructions – especially chanting minimum 16 good rounds in brahma-muhurta & 4 regulative principles – is the only means (kevalam) to practice unflinching devotional service that pleases all devotees, Sri Guru and attracts the mercy of Sri Sri Gaur Nitai. 

I started reading Srimad Bhagavatam this year, which gives me immense realizations that I feel we can never come to realize what extent of your mercy is treasured in your purports. May I regularly read Srimad Bhagavatam & desire to follow every word of your instruction by your Divine Grace.

By the mercy of senior devotees, I have been given the responsibility to act as servant leader of Bhakti Vriksha. On this auspicious day of your Vyasapuja, I earnestly pray at your lotus feet to shower your blessings upon me & our BV family so that we become worthy instruments in your preaching mission.

Your Servant,

Krishna Mohan Golla

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Offering by Sreepathi

To,

Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami (Srila Prabhupada),

Harikrishna Prabhu,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to you on this auspicious day of your vyasapuja.
This is equally acceptable as an opening to your offering.

The birthday of guru is called vyāsa-pūjā.

Guru is the representative of Vyāsadeva.

This throne is called vyāsāsana, sitting place of Vyāsadeva.

The spiritual master is always by paramparā system.

Prabhu, you sowed the seed of bhakti in this age of Kali. Because of your mercy, we all nicely worshiping Krsna together.
You are the Bija for “The Krishna Conscious Movement” (ISKCON).

“Kṛṣṇa says, bahavo jñāna-tapasā. Jñāna, knowledge, and tapasā, austerities.
So this human life is meant for jñāna and tapasā. Then we become purified” if we don’t take tapasya and don’t take knowledge, then this human form of life is spoiled.

You are epitome for austerities and penances. Without your mercy, it is not possible for us to elevate in the path of Bhakti.
You have provided us all facilities like deities in temples to worship, books to read, audios to listen, songs to sing.

It Feels tough to follow regulative principles at first but with devotees association, kirtan, reading Bhagavad-gita & Bhagavatham, attending great senior devotees lectures, and especially your audios makes so much change in our life.
Every step is a challenge before coming to bhakti but after tasting your Vani and Literature it is easy to cross the ocean of this material world.

Your eternal servant,

Sreepathi

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Offering by Deepak Prashanth

Hare Krishna
Dandavat Pranam’s !
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisance
All glories to you.

All these years, I was hesitant to listen to your audio lectures as I was unable to understand your Bengali pronunciation. This year I started listening to your audio lectures and initially I was struggling but now they are nectars for my ears. I’m currently listening to the audio lectures on Bhagavad-Gita as it is and your commentary on shloka’s are so clear and you give such nice practical examples that pierce through one’s heart.

One of the qualities for a leader is to influence everyone to follow his orders and when I read the book “Salted Breads”, I could understand how strong your influence was for the Russian devotees. During their initial stages, they never met you in person but your instructions were so strongly registered on their mind that even when in prison they made beads out of their daily breads and ensured that they don’t miss their daily chanting of the Holy name.
Really admire your leadership qualities !

On this Vyasapuja of yours, please bless me and my family to progress in Krishna Consciousness steadily and my taste for the chanting, reading and listening for the Lord increases.

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama,
Rama Rama, Hare Hare

Your Servant
Deepak Prashanth

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Offering by Suresh Vinjamuru

Dear Prabhupada,

Dandavarpranaam

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Guru and Gauranga.

I am a fallen soul in the darkest material world always trying to get happiness from that and getting attached to the temporary things.

May be I have done some pious activities or due to the agnathasukruthi i got a chance to meet a devotee who changed my life and also helping me in identifying things which are permanent and temporary.

I’m really debted so much to you Prabhupada for giving the great scriptures with detailed explanation and easily understandable and also providing an association which always uplift the fallen souls like me and bring them to Krishna Consciosuness.

Prabhupada, please shower your mercy and remove my intelligence which is driving me towards material sense enjoyment and give me the strength and knowledge to surrender to the words of Guru and Gauranga and not deviate to any other temporary material things.

Your Servant,
Suresh Vinjamuru

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Offering by Divya Bitra

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai.

Prabhupada it was second entrance for me to enter into ISCKON family. Initially i thought why Krishna left me like that, but when ever i felt bad or not able to get sleep without any second thought i used chant Hare Krishna, may be it was already written to me that i might enter into this again with your grace in the form of great devotee.

I used to have a doubt that you being a North India wanted to spread the message of Krishna to everyone how should i believe and even you are not a Brahamana.

But later on seeing the videos of your journey in establishing ISCKON and how determined you are in carrying your spiritual master words,taking the risk of going to foreign countries to spread the mercy even though not having sufficient penny with you.

Your dedication in finishing the commentaries on SB waking up in the midnight at that late ages.

Its not really needed for you, but you stood up for a create cause making conditioned souls like many of us to come BACK TO GOD HEAD.

I also saw your last days videos i was also able to feel the breathe of your chanting, how devotional you are. Also how strict you are in following varna sharma Dharma. It cannot be even followed by Brahamana, this proves you are pure devotee.

But in recent realizations i just understood one thing ,what ever questions i have keep it aside and just blindly follow this process which is sublime of all the process, Prabhupada reveals slowly with the intense you surrender to Krishna. I can see a lot of change in my life, then why should i not?

I pray to you that when ever i get a thought of backstep from this process please please i beg you as a grandfather you have all the rights of beating me, scolding me, tuning me back to this process.

Prabhupada every time i include it my prayers but still i want to open to you heartfeltly, pls release me from this material bondage of working, i want to be your instrument in preaching others Krishna Chaintanya movement, but its not happening i am not able to get full conviction of releasing from it.

I need your help, pls support me ,pls reveal me the actual duty of a women. Theoritaically iam able to understand them but not able to implement practically, i beg give to shower your mercy that one or the other day i get freed from this bondage and will try to dedicate my life in preaching proving that i follow in your steps as your Grand Daughter.

Your Servant
Divya Bitra

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Offering by Viraj Hegde

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Hare Krishna, Dandavat Pranam,
Please accept my humble obeisance’s

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashchatya-desha-tarine

This has been the second year of my journey in Krishna Consciousness. Two things which transformed me into where I am in Krishna Consciousness today

1. Mayapur Yatra in Oct 2019 transformed the way I think about Krishna and ISKCON’s movement towards spreading Krishna Consciousness.

2. I was more into service mode last year, this year one change I see in myself is reading books written by you and listening to your lectures under able guidance of Shiksha guru Acyuta Arjunasakha Das. Not a day goes by without listening to your lectures, if I happen to miss hearing your lecture due to some reason, I feel the void throughout the day. The process of chanting, reading and hearing has brought in a discipline in a chaotic material life for me.

I would like to quote two points you have explained in one of the lectures I heard

1. So if we want to increase our attachment for Kṛṣṇa, then the śraddhā is the basic principle = faith. “Yes. Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” Even if we don’t accept Him… At least everyone accepts Kṛṣṇa, the greatest personality. So that much faith is the beginning of āsakti, attachment for Kṛṣṇa. That little faith. Svalpam apy asya dharmasya trāyate mahato bhayāt. Now you have to increase that faith.
2. If you can raise yourself to that platform of faith, that is the beginning of faith. Kṛṣṇe bhakti kaile sarva-karma… Sarva-karma kṛta haya.

With every passing day, the faith on Krsna, Supreme Personality of Godhead is strengthening. As a fallen soul in material world there is a long way to go. Many a times I get overwhelmed by looking at volumes of books you have written and tons of audio transcripts – always have a question in mind when will I be able to absorb everything. I have no words to describe your scriptural knowledge, and how you can quote any verse from scriptures with right examples.

I am still taking baby steps towards Krsna, with lord’s mercy and your vani, I am hopeful that I will be able to make little spiritual progress and establish connection with Supreme Personality of Godhead.

All glories to you!

Your servant
Viraj Hegde

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Offering by Nayana

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisances

All glories to you

Whenever i hear your vani through your recorded lectures and Kirtan, i feel so fortunate. Your Vani reaches my heart and thoughts. Thank you thank you thank you for establishing Iskcon, it’s a blessing for fallen soul like me. I have no idea how all this fortune has come to me to be part of this glorious wonderful family.

Geeta course offered by Iskcon have impacted me positively. I am just beginner in this beautiful journey of Krishna conciousness but i can confidently say that i am more happier, calm and a peaceful person than i was. When i see my kids chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra, it gives me immense pleasure and all my worries goes away.

Its only because of your efforts, your books,Harinaam sankirtan has become so popular that knowingly or unknowingly so many souls all around the world are getting benefitted.

Prabhupada, I sincerely admit that I’m not eligible but its only by your mercy that I can use this human life to please you & move closer to Krishna, atleast by a few steps.

Your humble servant,
Nayana

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Offering by Charan

Dear prabhupad ,
Please accept my repeated Obeisences.

“nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashchatya-desha-tarine”

Dear prabhupad, I am very much blind to recognize your causeles mercy on this useless soul. Like an ignorant orphan child after being adopted by a rich man forgets his past after getting all the facilities and finally ignores the person who adopted him, I am also the same kind of beggar loitering around the streets for sense gratification forgot the mercy showered by you through your glorious devotees.

But still I try my best on this auspicious occasion of your appearance day to remember and put forward your blessings and mercy on me.

Dear grandpa, you have given me your devotees through whom I got to know the purpose & goal of life. Your lectures and books are really enlightening. With your empowerment even in this sinfuIl body I am able to do a little devotional service.When I heared for the first time about you I got goose bumps that how can a man can perform such an unimaginable, inconceivable task almost at the end of life just to deliver the fallen souls.Because of your greatest risk today I am able to practice Bhakti in the association of the devotees under a proper guidance even in the midst of this pandemic peacefully where the whole world is in chaos. Durvasa muni glorifies Ambrish maharaj as “Ati Karuna Aatmanaa”(being extremely merciful) which implies that every devotee of the lord is extremely merciful. This statement was proved by you Prabhupad once again. Devotees being extremely merciful they are literally maintaining me materially ,spirituallly and also gave me the shelter to be always in devotee association and practice Bhakti well.But even after getting such wonderful opportunities to practice Bhakti I am so adamant and foolish to take the process sincerely and seriously and always being attached to sense enjoyment.

Dear grandpa my only goal is to attain KRISHNA in this very life time as soon as possible but having this sinful body I am always allured by sense objects and forgetting the goal for tiny pleasure. Prabhupad please always keep me in your shelter, even if I commit biggest of the biggest offence please don’t throw me out of ISKCON.

I am greatful for all you have done for us. Please send your perfected pure devotee in my life so that I can achieve the goal and help your mission in full Krishna Consciousness .

Your grand disciple
Charan

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Offering by Supraja

Hare Krishna,

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisance

All glories to you.

You have always been very merciful upon me which kept me associated with ISKCON from childhood. Even though I wasn’t so sincere in devotional practice, you ensured that my skruthi keeps increasing for me to become steady in Krishna Consciousness. By your mercy, as each day spent in Krishna Consciousness I’m able to feel the purification of my consciousness slowly and steadily.

Now I’m able to lead a 100% (My capacity) Krishna Conscious life, having Krishna Conscious environment along with devotees and at home. This is all due to your mercy and gratefulness upon me.

I want to serve you in your mission, and by your mercy and disciples mercy, I’m able to take classes for children and elders.

Please bless my attendees so that they become devotees this very life time.

I want to get connected to the parampara and become a sincere dog to His Holiness Jaypataka Swami Maharaj as soon as possible.

Please bless me that I get initiated this very life time.

I’m placing all my prayers at your lotus feet and kindly accept it.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

Your Servant
Supraja

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Offering by Vidya

Dear Srila Prabhupad,

Please accept my humble obeisance.
I have no qualification to write an offering to you. Only thing that I can say is a BIG THANK YOU for everything that you have done. If you had ever not guided us through your books and preachings and had not established ISKCON, i would have taken this whole life time or even might have not realized this life time as to how important doing devotional service is.
I am very thankful to Krishna for helping me to get connected with ISKCON and I am also very thankful to you Srila

Prabhupad for helping me understand Krishna more and more through your lectures and books.

Your Servant,
Vidya

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Offering by Angala parameshwari

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to you and Gauranga.

Thank you so much for giving Krsna Bhakthi, the highest elevation among all the yoga process to this
fallen conditioned soul. I’m unworthy to get a transcendental knowledge, but by the urge and
aspire arises from my heart to study Bhagavad-gita ,at that time very mercifully I got to know about
vedabase,which opened my eyes and my life got transformed. I haven’t got only Bhagavad-gita,I got
all the transcendental books by your mercy. In my life,I could not able to overcome all the hurdles in
the path of Bhakthi without your grace.

By your blessings and decisions directed,I got the spiritual master. Gradually I got the devotee
association. Dear Srila Prabupada,I’m so indebted unto your lotus feet, At each and every stage of
spiritual path, starting from following regulative principals, I’m seeing your mercy in my life.

I’m so aspired to preach about Krsna consciousnesss which is unworthy for me but desiring to serve
your lotus feet as a servant of the servant of the servant.I want to devote myself completely in Hare
Krsna movement. I’m so indebted unto your lotus feet. I’m offering myself unto your lotus feet. I’m
begging unto your lotus feet,If you wish,please engage me in your mission.

Hare Krsna!

Thank you so much.

Your aspiring servant,
Angala parameshwari.

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Offering by Ved Hegde

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Hare Krishna Dandavat pranam, Please accept my humble obeisances

Srila Prabhupada , I was not interested in krishna consciousness in the beginning , but I started liking it in a few weeks. It taught me that this world was a material world and our real destiny was to go do godhead , because you recited so many shlokas and wrote the Bhagavad Gita now so many people have understood that this world is material and the real aim of life is to go to godhead , please give me your blessings so that I also can go to godhead.

YS
Ved Hegde

Offering by Ashwini Hegde

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Hare Krishna Dandavat pranam,

Please accept my humble obeisances,

Yadi Prabhupad na hoito tobe ki hoito

Ye jivana bahita kise

Nitai gaurera apara karuna ke dita sakala deshe

If you Srila Prabhupad has not come what would have happened, How would we have passed our lives, Who would have distributed the mercy of Lord Nityananda and Lord Gauranga all over the world.

It has been 2 years for me in this Krishna consciousness journey and I want to thank you foremost for giving us

* Chaitanya mahaprabhus most precious gift of Hari naam,
* for writing the Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavatam and all your other wonderful books,
* creating ISKCON, giving us wonderful teachers who are following every word of your instructions and giving us knowledge that is burning the ignorance out of our minds.

I want to thank you for giving us this wonderful association of devotees that we are getting because of this divine organisation you created.

I want to thank you for the mangala aarti routine that you have made. It makes my day start on an auspicious note.

I thank you for the wonderful lectures that you have recorded for us, for the divine japa chanting mantra meditation tapes you have given us. Listening to them makes me more fixed in my Krishna conscious journey. I am so glad you thought about leaving all these things for us so we may also have the benefit of your association through your words and sound vibrations.

I will conclude by saying that I need your mercy to be a good devotee , hope you will give me and my family your blessings to always be fixed in our Krishna consciousness and not get pulled by the attractions of the material world. This year we have been made Bhakti vriksha servant leaders and it is a very important responsibility of being able to preach your teachings to others. We are not qualified to do so but I pray that you will give us your blessings to somehow enable us to give Chaitanya mahaprabhus message to the world

Ys,
Ashwini.

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Offering by Sriram Iyyappan, Divya, Tattva Darshan

Hare Krishna, my respectful obceissance to srila Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada ki jai!!

Srila Prabhupada you are not an ordinary human being….you are representative of lord Krishna, you are senadhipathi bhakta of Chaitanya mahaprabhu, you are the param siksha Guru for all the devotees. To such a person I pay my humble obceissance unto your lotus feet.

Prabhupada at the age of 70 you could have peacefully stayed in vrindavan and led your remaining life with serving the lord in vrindavan happily, but you went to America through cargo ship via Atlantic Ocean faced many difficulties in the journey, stayed in US for many days without proper food and shelter. With lots of struggle established many iskcon temples, made many people into great devotees. Without proper sleep , you used to write bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita, Chaitanya charitramritha and many other books. Your health was also deteriorating, but not bothering you were continuously serving your spiritual Master instructions. In any condition you would travel all over the world just to preach the Krishna consciousness to the fallen souls. Only a great soul like you can do all these extraordinary activities in this age.

Now because of your mercy many many fallen souls like me are practicing Krishna consciousness all over the world.
It’s you who taught us how to come out of this material world and reach goloka vrindavan and serve lord Krishna eternally.

We are able to relish the nectar of Krishna bhakti even in the midst of difficulties. There is nothing in this world to repay back for what you have you given to us. All the struggle you have taken is just for us , it’s for us to elevate to spiritual platform.

Srila Prabhupada please shower mercy upon my family and the new devotees who have joined in our bhakti vriksha to serve the lord lotus feet eternally and attain Krishna in this very life as soon as possible.

All glories to srila Prabhupada

Gurudeva ki jai

Thank you
Your servents,
Sriram Iyyappan, Divya, Tattva Darshan

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Offering by Karthik S

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisance unto your Lotus Feet.

All glories to you!! All glories to you!!

Thank you so much Prabhupad to have shown mercy on me and showing me this wonderful path.

when I started my Krishna Consciousness journey I was not very serious. But somehow by your mercy I was able to sustain and now I feel how fortunate I am to be here in the devotees congregation. I also have the fear as to not fall down and I depend solely on your mercy Srila Prabhupad.

From a hesitant person to take commitment for 1 round, today I’m preparing for prabhupad ashraya and chanting 16 rounds.without your blessing it would not be possible. I had the opportunity to read your books and when I was reading your life, many a time I cried knowing all the struggle you went to thru just to save unfortunate souls like me.

I have begun to realize the taste of devotional service and because of your mercy I was able to do Book distribution service, cooking service and other such services. how it would have been possible for a soul like if not for your mercy.

Please bless me and my family prabhupad that we should not fall down and continue in Bhakthi and also bless us with opportunities to serve you and Krsna.

Hare Krishna

Your Servant
Karthik S

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Offering by Diya Hegde

Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Dandavat pranam
My humble obeisances unto you.

A devotee of Krishna came into my life when I was in 9th-10th grade. My journey with Krishna consciousness started at this point. I only knew you to be the founder Acharya of ISKCON. Later I grew to know more about you. I will forever be grateful to you for the movement you have spread. The vast knowledge I have learnt through the last 2 years makes me wonder what a great thing I missed out on before.
Although sometimes it is hard to understand what you’re saying in your tapes, listening to it makes me develop even more affection for you.

‘Hare Krishna!’ The documentary on you was very overwhelming and made me realise how much you have done for us.
In Mayapur I visited you, the transcendentalality of the place is out of the world. My infinite gratitude to you for translating the Bhagvatgita and other works. Please bless me and my family so that we can become better devotees and servants of the Lord.

Ys,
Diya Hegde

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Offering by Vandhana

Dear Beloved Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to srila Prabhupada🙏 Srila Prabhupada given Krishna Consciousness most unqualified and fallen people.

In this world Prabhupada is always teaching and guiding me with his books

We can learn everything by Prabhupada books…… that’ how to live our life, how to reach the Krishna’…..etc

Thank you So Srila Prabhupada for your mercy, and love. All glorious to your divine lotus feet🙏🙇‍♀️

Your Servant
Vandhana

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Offering by Vishwanath

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my most humble obeisances on to your lotus feet.

While celebrating your 123rd appearance day at our IBC I heard your lecture where you mentioned about the meaning of Vyasa Puja, where you explained on importance of celebration of Vyasa Puja to devotees. I realised how you were eager to train your disciples to follow the great parampara we have. You also mentioned about what a devotee do to progress in Krishna Consciousness and I felt extremely fortunate to have you my first class siksha guru.

On your birthday I’m not qualified to glorify you but for my purification I would like to do this. I’m happy today due to your hard work on writing books and preaching spirit. I can’t imagine where I would be if not in our ISKCON moment.

You have taken so much pain during initial years of this moment like travelling across the globe, writing books, cooking for devotees tirelessly at the age of seventy. I see you as a great mahatma having fabulous leadership qualities, love for your disciples and compassion towards jiva.

On this occasion I offer my heart and sole to you and our moment and will try to continue my services towards our cute IBC.

Thank you for all the love I and my family received by you and devotees of Krishna.

Your servant,
Vishwanath

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Offering by Chitra

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Hare Krishna,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I am not qualified to even praise you, but you’re so merciful that you chose to pick me from this illusionary world.

How thankful could I be to you? Being grateful to you for one lifetime is not enough Prabhupada.

I have been so ignorant of this human life but only through your books especially science of self-realization I have realized the purpose of the life.

How would the humanity in large would have got the transcendental knowledge as it is if you wouldn’t have given us the translated books?

How could we even think of escaping this material world without your mercy?

Thank you is not enough.

I personally experienced you mercy showering on me.

Whenever I start thinking negative about life, your always present through your books.

Your books are the first step towards escaping the repeated birth and death, your teachings and instructions are the only solutions for any problems.

I am more than amazed how could you risk your life just to save us, I often question myself why am I still not understanding your efforts, what would I be without you?

You were a person with extreme strength, courage and love.

I will forever hold you in my heart and I truly learnt most from you.

Be merciful on this fallen soul Prabhupad because without your mercy I am nothing.

With very little time you have given us a treasure though your books and the organization called “ISKCON” I just hope I will make the most use of it in this very last birth and go back home back to godhead.

I am not writing a homage unto you but begging you for your blessings out of selfish and trying to purify me.

I am being saved by you and your servants through the continuous instructions and teachings.

I have become a better person just by reading your books and trying to purify myself by chanting more though I don’t have taste for the holy name but just hoping that one day I will get it.

Finally I want to thank you tons though it’s not enough.

The supreme lord couldn’t come directly hence he sent you, and you came but stayed forever through your books.

True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet who dies together, it’s you who risked your life just to save the fallen souls.

But our love towards you is insignificant.

I shall endeavor to advance in Krishna consciousness only by your mercy!

Hare Krishna,

Your insignificant servant
Chitra

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Offering by Kala

Dear Prabhupāda,

I am deeply moved to see the amount of writing our Guru has done to explain the actual meaning of the great scriptures like Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatham. Just by reading these books, we will be able to lead a meaningful life. If we start following the principles, we will purify our lives and soul.

Yours

Kala

Offering by Manjula

Dear Prabhupāda,

My humble obeisance to Srila Prabhupada. From the day I came to know about Srila Prabhupada I had developed a relationship like my grandfather and everyday without fail first I will pray to Prabhupada and start my day. And now I have started listening Prabhupada vani of Bhagavad-Gita everyday and there is so much to know and learn about Lord Krishna. Thank you Prabhupada my grand pa please keep your blessings for me to continue in Krishna conscious journey

Your servant
Manjula

Offering by Sriramachandra

Dear Beloved Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to Your Divine Grace.

You have given me Krishna Consciousness so generously to the most unqualified and fallen.

You are Always teaching and guiding me with your books and lectures.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada for your causeless mercy, unlimited grace and compassionate love.

Thank you very much, Srila Prabhupada. All glories to your divine lotus feet.

Your Servant
Sriramachandra

Offering by Prasad

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Because I am so fallen I shall never get a chance to see the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You gave an opportunity to serve the lord by taking his holy name though I am not at all qualified. Because of you I now have a hope that to goback to godhead. It is only through your words, your books and the sincere devotees who follow you that I learn your deep and gentle yet all-powerful compassion. All we have to do is open our hearts with humble humility. All glories to your divine lotus feet.

Your Servant
Prasad

Offering by Mamata

Hare Krishna,

Please accept my humble obeisance unto your lotus feet. In this Kaliyuga I’m not at all qualified and unfit and very very conditioned soul in this material world. But still you showed your mercy and ready to shower your blessings such a fallen and mandabuddi souls like me. I never ever felt I will come into Krishna consciousness but still I’m at bottom line itself. He guru and Prabhupad ji I’m pleading you and begging you please give some knowledge and get rid of all this material bondage completely. Kindly accept my humble obeisance of fallen soul. Thank you so much Prabhupada ki Jai

Yours servant
Mamata

Offering by Raji

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!

Dear Prabhupad ji,

I am new to Iskcon and to Krishna consciousness movement..
Some time I tend to fall down and maya will confuse me.
I beg on your lotus feet, give me a strength, confident, and bless me for all goodness qualities.
I want to service god and I want become a sincere devotee of the lord RadhaKrishna..
I thank you for this movement we are very much blessed…

Offering by Krishnaveni & Sreekanth

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept our respectable obeisances.

Oh Prabhupada, we don’t have any qualification to write this offerings.

Few years back our family was drowning in this material entanglement, we were spiritually blind in this world running behind our material achievements.

By Krishna’s mercy we came in contact with ISKCON and associated with devotees of Lord, and our life got changed.
We understood the purpose of our life by reading your Books, hearing your Lectures.

You have set an example by giving your life to this world to remind them “we need to go back to Godhead”.

Initially we were surprised how you have built so many temples world wide and how could you make so many devotees in western countries.

We believe that it would have happened because you are not a normal personality, you are divine personality who have come to this world to show us the correct path.

We have no qualification to ask you to shower mercy on us.

Kindly forgive our offences in ignorance.

On this Vyas Puja of yours, We pray at your lotus feet.

Please bless us and our family to grow in spiritual path and engage us in more and more services to serve the devotees Guru and Gauranga. Hold us firmly in this path.

Your insignificant servants
Krishnaveni & Sreekanth

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Offering by Nishant

Dear Srila Prabhupad,

Kindly accept my humble obeisances to your lotus feet on the wonderful occasion of your vyas puja,

We have been so fortunate to have your shelter in this material world. Somehow I always felt that it is
your mercy that we are here & inspite of our struggles, you have been there like an umbrella sheltering
us from torrid rain of material sufferings. When I read Prabhupad Lilamrta , I was fascinated to see the
struggles you had to go thru but you were relentlessly following the instruction of your guru maharaj
with one pointed attention & achieved which no ordinary human being can never dream of.

Prabhupad, I always feel you are guiding us thru your books which are like torch in the dark room giving
us direction towards our goal. Thru you, I learnt that our sole purpose of our life is to serve Guru &
Gauranga. Me & my family are ever indebted to you. You have given us Iskcon which is home for all of
us. Thru Iskcon, you have emphasized the importance of purity for this movement. Your fourfold
practical mantra of "Purity is the force, your Books are the basis, Utility is the principle and Preaching is
the essence".

I have personally seen so many souls life have been saved because of you Srila Prabhupad. Each of us in
human form have really got the purpose of our life now.

Srila Prabhupad, You always wanted Krishna conscious movement to spread thru out the world in the
spirit of Lord Chaitanya.

Yare dekho tare kaho krishna upadesa & bharata-bhumite haila manusya-janma yara

I will try to take these instruction & definitely try to contribute in spreading Krishna consciousness.

Thank you Srila Prabhupad for always being there tolerating our misgivings & always being merciful.

Your insignificant servant
Nishant

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Offering by Rachna

Dear Respected Srila Prabhupada,

Dandwat Pranam.
All glories to you !!

I’d like humbly say my baby steps towards Krishna have started. There is light and faith in my life due to your mountainous efforts and struggles
Listening to your voice and chanting is an integral part of my life..
Much gratitude and obeisances for making our path to Krishna Consciousnesses so clear and straightforward. Thank you for guiding us and bringing Krishna into our lives.

Eternally grateful .
Rachna.

Offering by Vinodha Hegde

Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Dandavat pranam
My humble obeisances unto you.

I have been associated wih ISKCON Kadugodi for the last eighteen months. I have realised the importance of ‘Hare Krishna maha mantra’. This mahamnatra protects us in any kind of problem in our life. Without the mercy of Sri Krishna we cannot do anything.I am extremely grateful to you for the great knowledge given to us through your books and your devotees.
Please bestow your blessings on me so I may remember Lord Krishna all my life.

Ys,
Vinodha Hegde

Offering by Aditi

Dear Srila Prabhupada

Please accept my respectful obeisance

All glories to you.

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāminn iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya- deśa-tāriṇe

I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to you on this auspicious day of your appearance for showing us the path of Krishna Consciousness.

It has been about 3 years now when I came in touch with Acyuta Prabhuji and then came to know about you and ISKCON and Istill have a very long way to go. By reading your books Srila Prabhupada, I’m trying to develop taste for Krishna and empower my spiritual life.

Thank you very much for writing so many books which are like a single ray of hope for us Kaliyugi people who do not know anything.

I beg unto you for your causeless mercy to give me strength and more power to my spiritual life. Please always keep me under your shelter and guide me to be come faithful devotee of Krishna and servant of your servants 🙏.

Thank you so much Srila Prabhupada.
Your aspiring servant,
Aditi

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Offering by K Rohith raj

Please accept my humble obeisances

I am such a rascals that I am not able to glorify devotees in front of me whom I can see and what to speak of HDG with my contaminated consciousness and dirty heart from many lifetimes

By your preaching results so many devotees are giving me mercy so that I am able to write this offering ,please if u think I will be able to glorify you and your devotees I beg and cry, as your a representative of Krishna and fulfilled your Guru Maharaj’s orders so Krishna will hear you

I am praying to you make me a servent to serve u through desiplic succession and please my Guru maharaj and to become a pure devotee of yours I am in most need of yours mercy

Still can never glorify you and all the devotees

Yrs
K Rohith raj

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Offering by Ramesh Hegde

Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Dandavat pranam
My humble obeisances unto you.

I have been in contact with ISKCON Kadugodi for last eighteen months. Krishna has said in the Bhagvatgita, this world is ‘asasvatam’ and ‘duhkha-alayam’. The problems are coming in our life like waves in the ocean. I have understood for 1 unit of happiness I have to go through 1000 problems. Hence, it is impossible to survive on our own without the mercy of Krishna. This knowledge is thus realised through your books and association with your devotees.
I am extremely grateful to you for your mercy showered on me.

Ys,
Ramesh Hegde

Offering by Sujatha Narayan

Hare Krishna, All the great Vaishnava Acharyas spread the word of the Lord all across India but Srila Prabhupada Acharya spread it across the world. He did this at a ripe old age with so many health problems. With his life he showed to all of us the power of Bhakti Yoga that Krishna spoke about in the Bhagavad Gita and what it is to dedicate yourself to Krishna. ISKCON and Achyuta Prabhuji have changed my life and I am forever grateful to this great institution that Prabhupada founded… Hare Krishna

Offering by Shanthi

Dear Srila Prabhupadji,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Thank you so much for showing the world the path of Krishna Consciousness.

I beg for your mercy to give me the strength to progress on the path of Krishna Consciousness.

All glories to you.
All glories to the devotees
Hare Krishna.

Your aspiring devotee
Shanthi

Offering by Deepak Porwal

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my most humble obeisances.

I am a really insignificant servant to glorify you Prabhupada but for my purification I would like to say something in your glorification.

I am highly indebted to you Srila Prabhupada for giving us such a valuable gift of Krishna Consciousness. I could not imagine my life without Krishna Consciousness now and this happened because of you Srila Prabhupada.

I thank Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada for giving you instruction to spread the message of Lord Chaitanya to the west. Also thankful to your friend who pushed you to meet Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Because of him you met your Guru Maharaja and meditated on his instruction throughout your life and presented Lord’s message worldwide.

Srila Prabhupada you sacrificed so much in your life for fallen souls like me. You wrote so many books waking up even at 1.00 AM in night and presented the real and true philosophy of Krishna Consciousness. But I am very unfortunate Prabhupada and have so many anarthas that I don’t have any taste for reading such valuable gifts you gave us.

In one of your lectures I heard Srila Prabhupada mention that you are not able to distribute prasadam in initial days but chanting of Hare Krishna mahamantra could make devotees. This gives me a lot of inspiration and increases my faith in the holy name. In this pandemic time also we can spread Krishna Consciousness by sincerely chanting holy names and doing our sadhana.

Srila Prabhupada you also said that this movement can be accepted by anyone by grace of lord Chaitanya, we just need to do our endeavour and Krishna will be pleased with that.

On this special occasion I beg from you Srila Prabhupada for your causeless mercy so that I can get some taste to read your books and become a menial servant to repeat your instructions.

Also Srila Prabhupada please bestow your mercy so that I am able to take shelter under your lotus feet in association with your beloved disciple and fully surrender to him.

Thank you for everything Srila Prabhupada

Your aspiring Servant,
Deepak Porwal

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Offering by Debashis Pradhan

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Being best of atheists, I had no meaning of life until your devotees stood up in front of me being the instrument of highest mercy that calls for transformation of heart. Please bless me, so that I can serve to the best of my ability to being worthy of your love and mercy. Please let me remain under your shelter eternally even if I don’t deserve it. You unworthy servant,

Offering by Khushboo Mittal

Hare Krishna prabhuji!

Please accept my humble obeisances on the vyasa puja day!

All I can say is, we cannot thank you enough to show fallen souls like us the path to Krishna consciousness.

We being so involved into our material life, never knew what Krishna Consciousness means. You have shown us the path to this, to understand true meaning of life and what benefits serving into the lotus feet of Krishna brings into our lives .

As said by H.H.Jayapataka Swami Maharaj: “ Yadi Prabhupāda na hoita tabe kei haita “

Hari bol!

YS-
Khushboo Mittal

Offering by Reenu Sharma

My biggest gratitude towards prabhupad is the amazing knowledge Bank he created for the common people like me.

His books, and the explanation is so beautiful and relatable that each day when I read Prabhupada lectures, I feel more and more blessed

He has given an amazing boon to humanity via the knowledge he shared with us in the form of his books.

And my most humble and biggest gratitude towards lord Krishna is to always bless me, take me out of all suffering and making me feel a special and loved child of Lord Krishna.

I have innumerable occasions in life where I felt there was a protective cover around me and some invisible power protected me always.

That power is the divine blessing of Lord Krishna

best regards,
Reenu Sharma
Radha Damodar Bhakti Vriksha

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Offering by Kuntal & Family

Dear Prabhupadaji,

Kindly accept my deep regards and heartfelt thanks for Iskcon and its teachings. Had you not invested your learnings to bring this message to us we would have continued to suffer in all respects especially thinking one life to live and go.

Your teachings, the organization and devotees have made this materialistic journey little easy to get through. This journey is endless. But hope to cross this materialistic ocean with your and other devotees guidance and keep chanting the name of the Lord.

Hare Krishna.
Your servants
Kuntal ,Pooja and Kavya Hansaria

Offering by Sanjeev Thakur

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāminn iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya- deśa-tāriṇe

Dear Gurudev,

Please accept my humble obeisance to your lotus feet.

On this auspicious day of your appearance as we offer vyasa puja to you, I offer my humble obeisance to you. All glories to you and Gaur Nitai.

Please accept my sincere gratefulness to you for having paved the way for Krishna consciousness journey for millions of fallen souls like me.

Even while you quit the body from this material world, the seeds of devotion that you planted, are growing up as great spiritual masters in ISKCON, and helping in liberation of souls trapped in this kaliyuga dominated by maya.

I was fortunate to receive mercy from so many of your sincere disciples, especially HG Acyuta Arjunsakha Das, who literally picked me out of anartha and brought me in the company of highest class of people, the devotees of Lord Krishna.

Journey of Krishna consciousness seems difficult after so many years of conditioning in this material world. Sometimes feels like too uphill a task, and almost frustrating to see very less progress. Then I see most fallen people getting liberated by you in your documentary and get an assurance that someday I’ll be able to train my mind to quit material pursuits and surrender this life to Krishna completely.

As I remember you with gratefulness on this auspicious day, I pray to Lod Krishna to bless you with shelter in his lotus feet, and beg you for mercy towards me as I struggle to follow your path.

Want to reassure you that your disciples have followed your path so well after you quit the body, and are helping the fallen souls like me through your preaching, books and the ways you had taught for preaching.

Now that I have discovered the treasure of your books, lectures and disciples, it seems impossible that I could ever leave the path of Krishna consciousness in the company of ISKCON devotees.

I beg forgiveness for all the mistakes I have committed in life so far. Sometimes I can feel you scolding me every time I make a mistake.

I beg your mercy to forgive me and be happy with me in spite of all my sins, based on my eagerness to overcome all anarthas and to follow the path of Krishna consciousness.

As I closely interact with so many devotees, I beg you to save me from annoying any pure devotee and getting Vaishnava aparadh.

I beg you to keep me in your shelter as part of this home called ISKCON that you have constructed for suffering souls, and bless me with association of devotees so that I could progress further.

My heartfelt apologies and thanks to you, Gurudev.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna,
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama,
Rama Rama Hare Hare

Last servant in the chain of your servants,
Sanjeev Thakur

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Offering by Naroyani Sriram

Hare Krishna Prabhuji and Mataji,

Dandavat Pranam to All,

My heartfelt thanks and obeisance to Shri Acharya Prabhupada for showing me the path of wonderful journey of Kṛiṣhṇa consciousness. Feeling so much blissful to hear His divine and amazing lectures. We are so fortunate to have the association of devotees through Isckon.My humble Pranams to Shri Acharya for giving this beautiful opportunity to be a part of Isckon.

Thanks and Regards,

Yours Seva,
Naroyani Sriram.
(Sri Radha Damodar B.V)

Offering by Samruddha

Dear prabhupad please accept my humble obeisances

You have made the world’s most biggest movement changing millions of lives towords krishna from ignorance and Im one of those lives.You’ve taken so much effort ,so much hard work and so much of burden. As I heard your story i had tears in my eyes, to hear how much you’ve done for us.

And now I dont have fear, that something wrong would happen in my life, because you have already given the detailed map and essentials that will never get exhausted, in my journey to Lord Krishna.

Your purport for Bhagavad gita and Bhagavatam are the map and your books and devotees is the essentials, now what fear should I have!!! I also have the interest to preach and read all of your book’s please help and bless me

Please accept this small token of love. Nobody in this matirial world will ever be able to thank you enough for how much you have done for us.

Thank you srila prabhupada!!!

Ys Samruddha

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Offering by Anil Narayama & Family

Dear Srila Prabhupada

All Glories to you & Sri Gauranga,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

On your Vyasapuja day, it’s a pleasure to share some words. we are always grateful to you for saving us from this material world and giving your teachings in the form of audio and writings to enlighten us, but I am so unfortunate to develop a love for reading and hearing.

Very first time when I saw your picture I thought you are also the same as other babas but after meeting with devotees then I realized the mistake done towards you and feeling very much sorry for that.

Thank you Srila Prabhupad for saving all of us and Please bless us that we will develop the love for Krishna and participate in all preaching activities with more and more enthusiasm for your pleasure.

Your Servant,
Anil Narayama & Family

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Offering by Vinupriyaa

Hare Krishna Srila Prabhupada.. !

We are very very grateful to get your mercy by your devotees. Words cant express how much your teachings have transformed our heart and life.
I couldnt image a life without your books. You have become so close to our heart and always remember you through your teachings and Krishna conscious movement.

You mercifully helped us all in bringing krishna to our life, else we would not have any idea about what Krishna(GOD) would have spoke to us. We had no intention/or even a thought which triggered, I should read bhagavat Gita..!!!

We were getting to know all stories of Krishna as just stories in a magazine.
After Krishna consciousness, the same stories appear to be Heart and Soul.

Thanks a lot for showering mercy to this fallen/unqualified soul Prabupada.

Thanks
Vinupriyaa

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Offering by Kumarswamy

Dear Srila Prabhupada

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Eventhough am not qualified to speak or to write an offeing about you but your greatness and the way you have changed entire human society into Krishna consciousness inspires me alot

And also having strong faith in Krishna and implementing the order of spiritual master.

Not only in one aspect each and everything like going to Western countries at an age of 70, giving transcendental books to condition souls like me, making hippies to happies like devotees,

Even you have given such great contribution which is not comparable to anything in this world but still am not able to follow or to give 100 percent myself to follow your instructions please kindly excuse my faults and please bless me the way you showered till now ,that is causeless merry.

So I am very thankful for giving opportunity to write an offerings.

Your spiritual grandson
Kumarswamy

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Offering by Vivek

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Dear Srila Prabhupada

Please accept my respectful obeisance to your lotus feet

All glories to your divine grace..!!
On this glorious day, I have few words to offer to you.

I am a new devotee in the path of Krishna consciousness, but your constant guidance through your books and lectures have shown the right direction towards spritual consciousness. I remember one of your words that “our senses are in this material world are corrupt and through them it is not possible to understand Krishna, only way is to surrender to Lord’s lotus feet and pray for his mercy to liberate us.” These words always guide me when my mind gets bewildered by the material energy on the path of Krishna consciousness.

I beg your mercy to help me grow in the krishna consciousness journey.

Jai Jai Srila Prabhupada

Your Servant
Vivek
Kadugodi congregation

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Offering by Vivek

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedanta-swamin iti namine
namas te saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracharine
nirvishesha shunyavadi pashchatya desha tarine

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet. Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanya deva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.”

Please accept my Repeated OBESIENCES

THANK YOU prabhupad for giving the whole world the hare Krishna maha mantra , simply by chanting regurarly we can be freed from material existence

THANK YOU PRABHUPAD for giving us your golden voice which can purify our hearts and implant spiritual knowledge

THANK YOU PRABHUPAD for soo pains takingly translating the unaccessible books like Bhagavad gita and Bhagavatam into English . Your books are like the sun in this dark age of kali

All glories to you prabhupad , your mercy can deliver fools like me from this material pool , without your mercy I will become a wanderer in this material world like a madman

Your indebted servant
Vivek

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Offering by Revathi Ramesh

My dear Srila Prabhupada,

First if all my sincere and heartfelt thanks to you for making me feel so blessed by accepting me as part of this auspicious Krishna Consciousnes movement. Otherwise I would have never realised the purpose of life and put any effort to make use of it the right way. Even though I am still very much covered by mode of ignorance, I promise you today that I will make all best possible efforts to come out of it by surrendering to your lotus feet. I am sure I will be able to succeed in this as I am very much surrounded by so many great vaishnavas who are non stop guiding me, motivating me to achieve the goal of life.

Your Servant
Revathi Ramesh.

Offering by Yogesh Chhotu Patil

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namaste saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashchatya-desha-tarine

My dear spiritual grandfather His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet on the auspicious occasion of your Vyasa-puja celebration. All glories to your Sankirtan lotus feet!
Very thankful shril prabhupad.
Your servent,
Yogesh Chhotu Patil.

Offering by Avinash

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisance

All glories to you.

First of all I would like to thank you Srila Prabhupada for setting the milestones very clearly and precisely. You very clearly laid down the priciples of going back to godhead. Now it only depends on the desire of me to whether follow it sincerely or rot in this material world for some more lifetimes.

I am struggling with my senses Srila Prabhupada, I need your mercy to cross over this stage. I pray to you on this auspicious day to kindly bestow your causeless mercy upon me to surrender to the authorities.

It is because of you Srila Prabhupada that I am now having some higher purpose in life. You keep hammering these points in your lecture everyday that we are not this body, we are spirit soul. I am still trying to understand this point Srila Prabhupada and it is very difficult for a conditioned soul like me to accept this fact as of now but I am struggling to understand this. I still have an independent mentality to make a choice, I am not surrendered to the authorities, hoping that I with my crazy mind will be able to do so one day. You have given everything in your books Srila Prabhupada, but I rarely read them, only on weekends I read them for one hour. But I want to make a habit of reading at least for 5 minutes everyday. Your books are the only hope in this misguided civilization. I find happiness in others defeat, such a crueal mentality I have Srila Prabhupada, please help me cross over this stage, sincerely praying on this day for your causeless mercy. I am like a rotten iron which doesn’t easily get attracted to magnet, I rarely relish the Krishna Katha. Please give me taste in hearing and chanthing.

On this Vyasapuja of yours, I pray that I always be engaged in your service.

Your servant
Avinash

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Offering by Murari

My Dear Spiritual Father,

Thank you for showing me the path of self Realization of a human life. Without you as our Guru, our life would be incredibly different( stuck in material life). You opened my eyes to what i could be, what i could do, in a way that i have never thought possible.

I still remember the words from your lectures that Padam Padam yadvipadam na tesam, that in this material world every step is dangerous.

You have changed my whole aspect of my learning, I would not be where I am today without you.

Thank you for everything,
Your servant Murari

Offering by Ganesh Acharya

Hare Krishna,

Dear prabhupad please accept my humble obeisances.

Srila Prabhupada always saw the INVISIBLE presence of Krsna in all circumstances, Srila Prabhupada always felt the INTANGIBLE mission of Lord Chaitanya through the instructions of his Guru Maharaj and Srila Prabhupada achieved the IMPOSSIBLE by saving countless souls from trading Royal road to hell. Otherwise fallen soul like me, not have any good karma that I can get the association of devotees or chant hare Krishna for a mili second also. Today because of your loyal soldiers (isckon devotees)all over the world fallen souls like me also chanting and hearing about supreme personality of godhead Krishna.

Ganesh Acharya

Offering by Shanti Bhusan

Respectful obeisance to Shri Krishna Karunāmurty Param Pujya Shrila A. C. Bhakti Vedānta Swāmi Prabhupāda on his auspicious birth anniversary.

Shrila Prabhupāda can be considered as one among the few true ambassadors of Bhārat Bhumi to the entire World;

who at his 70s took all pain to travel to West (on a Cargo Ship) to carryout the order of his spiritual master, Shrila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur to preach Krishna Consciousness to the entire World, at a time when there was rising Hippie culture in US.

With his great level of austerity; by the strength of his Guru’s mercy & by the purity of Hare Krishna Mahāmantra;

He could not only transform the Hippies into Happy Vaishnavas, but also he established 108 Shri Rādhā Krishna temples across the globe, which today act a spiritual embassy of Vaikuntha & Golaka Vrindavan & inspire innumerous foreigners & Indians to take up the top most Krishna Bhakti (Yoga).

He also translated (from Sanskrit), authored & published more than 80 volumes of Spiritual Literatures, which cover Bhagavad Gita, Shrimad Bhāgavatam, Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, Shrila Rupa Goswami’s Bhakti Rasāmrita Sindhu, Teaching of Nārada Muni, Ishopanishad and many more, which represent the glorious Philosophy of Achintya-Bheda-Abheda School of Vaishnavism.

If you see foreigners across the globe today practising Krishna Bhakti with highest level of dedication; Shrila Prabhupāda is the motivation behind them.

As correctly to said by Sri Vishwesa Teertha Swāmi Ji (the great Hindu Saint), “Just as Bhagiratha brought Gangā to India, Swāmi Prabhupāda brought the Bhakti Gangā to the whole world.”

In a age, where many Babas falsely claim themselves as God & exploit innocents; Shrila Prabhupāda has lived his life as a true servant representative of his Guru & Bhagavān Shri Krishna.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._C._Bhaktivedanta_Swami_Prabhupada

Jai Shrila Prabhupāda…
Jai Guru Paramparā..
Jai Shri Krishna..

Your Dāsānudāsānudāsa
Shanti Bhusan

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Offering by Siddharth

Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances.

As I write this offering, I feel utterly unqualified to write anything at all. Because though I have received so much I am still not able to really appreciate what you’ve given to us. It has been almost 7 years now since I began to follow your teachings. I still remember how in the beginning because of my sinful conditionings everything felt so alien to me. I couldn’t appreciate the Vaishnava teachings much. The philosophy that I was reading was completely demolishing all my ideals and my worldview. Though I completely disliked everything I was reading yet your words had such a potency that I had to agree that despite my disliking whatever you were saying in your books was true.

I remember praying to you that I may be able to get rid of my past conditionings and that I may be able to get a glimpse of the glories of bhakti. And over the years I’ve realised how you’ve been answering my prayer. I’ve started to cherish reading your books, I look forward to reading Srimad Bhagavatam every day.
When I think about it, I do feel that if it were not for you and your books and your disciples, I would have never come to the Vaishnava path. I would have continued rotting in this material world gratifying my senses. You went through so much trouble just to give the mercy of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to everyone. I am deeply indebted to you for that.
On the occasion of your appearance day, I pray from the core of my heart that I may be able to overcome my mental conditionings and other anarthas which prevent me from wholeheartedly taking shelter of the process. I also beg for your mercy that I get the strength, determination and genuine compassion to engage in the preaching mission that you asked all ISKCON devotees to take up.

Aspiring to be your servant,
Siddharth

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Offering by Malarmannan and Family

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept our respectful obeisances. All glories All glories!!! All glories!!! unto you.

We thank you so much for mercifully allowing us into your Vaishnava family, We beg and pray to you that we remain in the association of the Vaishnavas and serve this family of yours always… Prabhupad we have been living a hopeless animalistic life, you gave us Krishna, the regulative principles, the bhakti process and made us understand the purpose of life going back to Godhead. Thankyou so much that we are blessed with the rich Krishna conscious teachings and Vaishnava culture that you left for us mercifully.

Prabhupad we are tiny tots in your movement, and we have a lot of things to mend in ourselves to become a devotee by developing the Vaishnava qualities. We have many many lessons to learn from our godbrothers and godsisters who are reflecting your qualties on them, I meditate and pray to you that we develop these qualities too, being humble, tolerant, compassionate, glorifying the vaishnavas, and especially being enthusiastic in giving the love of God. Please mercifully help us in this Prabhupada. We beg you to please bless us and engage us in serving your movement and spreading Krishna consciousness and the rich Vaishnava culture to please you.

Thankyou a lot Prabhupad. Your grandchildren,
Malarmannan and Kavitha and Harinandhan

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Offering by Rishabh Mishra

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

My humble obesiance at your lotus feet.

When I introspect myself, getting Krishna’s Prema Bhakti is like a beautiful dream coming true, which is certainly not possible in this life time due to my conditionings and habits, however in this world, where in talking also, people have their vested interest, because of you, I got the opportunity to associate with such wonderful selfless devotees. Because of your righteous instructions only, age, geography, job profile or any material things doesn’t come in between while listening to the Hari Katha or Bhajan.

We go to any place, devotees and their attitude look same, which is their serving attitude, which helps us bringing us closer to them, which is another way to be closer to you.
Thank you Prabhupada ji for making such congenial environment around us for progressing in Krishna Consciousness. Finally I would beg at your lotus feet to keep me engaged in your and Krishna’s service, where I ultimately belong.

Ys

Rishabh Mishra

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Offering by Hariharan

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet. Srila Prabhupada, over the last 15 years since the day you had sent one of your dedicated servants in the form of my college friend to get me connected with your beloved ISKCON society to this day I have seen your causeless mercy on me acting in various ways. Srila Prabhupada you may know it very well due to my bad habits and prior conditioning during this spiritual journey there were some down moments and tribulations and whenever I look back, I see your loving caring arms which had held me steady by not allowing me to go astray. Sometimes through the medium of service in congregational preaching activities, Sunday feast services, Janmastami and Ratha yatra services etc., when I need personal guidance you have given me two elder brothers in Syama Kund pr and Yugala Kisora pr, then when I was roaming like an orphan and I needed someone who exactly represented you, Srila Prabhupada you showed my spiritual father and like you he accepted me unconditionally.

How can I properly glorify you Srila Prabhupada? Yes, there is a way that is somehow I perfect my life and make myself a proper instrument in your service. However, there is one thing I can boldly declare Srila Prabhupada that is “You were always there for me. You are always there for me. You will be always there for me. In this I have no doubt about it. By your causeless mercy one day I will attain perfection. That day I will get the opportunity to smear the dust from your lotus feet all over my body and wish to bathe your lotus feet with tears of gratitude.”

Srila Prabhupada, I also would like to offer this for your pleasure that over the last six months my desire to scrutinizingly read your books has increased a bit and I have found a hero whom I would like to follow. Thank you Srila Prabhupada. My words cannot do justice to what I have received from you. Again, as you have said a disciple or grand disciple cannot repay the debt to the spiritual master or previous acaryas. My only wish is that I can forever deepen my gratitude to you.

Wishing, waiting, praying and will also be trying for the day I may get a chance to meet you personally dear Srila Prabhupada.

Your eternally indebted soul
Hariharan

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Offering by Soma Ray Chatterjee

My dearest and most beloved Srila Prabhupada,

Hare Krishna,

Please accept my most respectful obeisances again and again at your lotus feet.

“nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te saraswate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashchatya-desha-tarine”

Oh Prabhupada, i want to thank you with utmost sincerity for accepting me and allowing me to be a part of this glorious parampara. Neither do i have any qualifications nor any intelligence to understand the importance of Krishna Consciousness either in this or any other life. I would have continued to burn in the fire of this material world. Just because of your causeless mercy, i have come into this parampara and got association of most compassionate and loving vaishnavas.

I genuinely do not deserve any of this. It is only because of your mercy Prabhupada. You are so loving and merciful to even the most undeserving soul as myself. Several times when i have lost all hope of being able to continue my battle in this material world, you have protected me and saved me from falling down further.

Prabhupada, i wish to always serve you and my Gurumaharaj, HH Srila Jayapataka Swami Maharaj, who is your very dear representative, in all ways that is most pleasing to you and Gurumaharaj by serving your servants of the servants of servants. I have no other hope but the back door that you have mentioned about. I am just trying to hold on to your dhoti. Please do not leave me and never allow me to leave your dhoti. I surrender myself completely at your lotus feet.

Your insignificant, aspiring servant of servant of servant

Soma Ray Chatterjee

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Offering by Mallikarjuna & Neelima

Dear Srila Prabhupada!

Please accept our humble obeisances at the dust of your divine lotus feet.

This year has been eventful for us, both personally and spiritually. We have prioritised our Sadhana and personal goals. By your mercy we understood that devotional service is not just external but has to be cultivated internally. We started being truthful to ourselves, focusing on Chanting and Hearing.

We have completed Bhakti Sastri course, a careful study of few of your books. We could understand little more about your teachings. Though it has helped in improving our understanding, we feel it is just a drop, and there is more to be understood. We want to again study and understand your books carefully for our own purification.

I see material qualities like passion, pride, lack of empathy, etc even in devotees including myself and my wife. As you said, this is a spiritual hospital for curing material disease. However, I can see that despite all the disqualifications, many devotees are trying to follow your instructions and sincerely striving to spread the message of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. I humbly beg and pray that I don't bring my material faults and cause trouble to other devotees in the name of service. Please give us faith in holy name and strength to work on our own faults and truthfully show as we are to others without hypocrisy.

Please give me your mercy to understand your mood. Please give me strength to follow your instructions only to please Krsna and Your divine grace, but not for name, fame, position, etc.

With the encouragement of senior devotees, we are trying conduct Bhakti Vriksha even though we don't have sufficient qualification. Please bless all our Bhakti Vriksha members who are sincerely trying to understand the philosophy of Krsna consciousness.

I always felt personal connection with you from the first time I read Perfect Questions and Perfect Answers in 2002. It is only by your mercy and guidance I could get the fortune of Krsna consciousness. I humbly beg for the shelter at your lotus feet. Please give me the strength to understand and follow your divine instructions in words, action and my behavior.

We are eternally indebted for all the nourishment and arrangements you have made. Please shower your mercy so that we will be eligible to taste Krsna Prema. Without your mercy we cannot do anything.

Wishing to be your eternal servants,
Mallikarjuna & Neelima

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Offering by Sabareesh Pillai

Please accept my humble obeisance Guru Maharaj Srila Prabhupada.

Your teachings and lectures have inspired generations and made them realise the real meaning of this human birth. I am personally indebted to you for transforming me completely from leading an animal life to a meaningful life.

With your books ,lectures and association of iskcon devotees I have ventured into Krishna bhakti and my aim is to maintain this till my last breath .

Hare krishna, Dandavat pranam
Sabareesh Pillai

Offering by Rashmi

Respected srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisance

I feel very fortunate that I came across this glorious parampara.The only parampara which tries to keep devotees connected like a family , teaches the importance of a spiritual master,tries to preach to as many people as possible irrespective of caste, creed, race, colour, gender, religion and give the sweet nector of Krishna Consciousness in order to attain Krishna in this very lifetime.And it’s all because of you .

You have answered all my questions that I had in my mind for so many years.

The only one who could convince me with all your purports and philosophy in general .In the 10 years of your preaching you have achieved something which is not possible materially therefore I always feel that you have been specially chosen by Krishna who sent you here to spread his message .Without a divine presence within you it’s not possible to achieve what you have achieved in 10 years at that age where people usually retire and relax in life. You made sankirtan heard and chanted in every nook and corner of the world .You will forever live in our hearts and mind through your words, instructions and purports .. You have made Bhakti so easy for all of us with all the hard work and pain that you went through at that fragile age. And took no credit for any of the work you did. Usually people keep movement names in their names but you didn’t want your name anywhere . All you wanted was to spread Krishna Consciousness as much as possible .

Please bless me so I can be in this path laid by you forever and never fall out of it and wish to read each and every book that you have written word by word and preach your message to the world whenever and wherever I can .
Hare Krishna

Dandavat Pranaam
Your grand disciple,
Rashmi

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Offering by Praveena Islurkar

Respected dear SrilaPrabhupada

Please accept my humble obeisance s..
Thank you for starting this great mission of enlighting us with Lord Krishnas preaching s..
My life has been so very positive after hearing your lecture s n preaching…
All glories to you …

Thank you ..Hare Krishna
Praveena Islurkar

Offering by Shashi dua

We are gratful to srila prabhupad ji because at age of seventy he gave us motivational Bhagwad geeta in very simple way that any one can understand easily In an unknown country (America).At this age people think of retire but he starts his jerney with full dedication .It is impossible task that he makes possible with their guru’s grace and with the blessings of lotus feet .He spreads Indian scripture in western country and make them beleif that Krishna is God, he is such a great Guru that their deciples who live with them only ten year but implement their movement even after them , it shows that how pure and blessed Guru is he? We are grateful for them that they give us the right path through Bhagwad geeta as it is.
Shashi dua

Hare Krishna Prabhuji
Dandwat Pranam

Offering by Shraddha Bajpayee

“Yadi Prabhupada na hoito tabe ki hoito
Ae Jiwan bahita kise”

I really can’t express through words that how much I’m thankful to our beloved spiritual grandfather Srila Prabhupada but with the help of this line from a beautiful bhajan by HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj I would like to convey my thanks to Prabhupada for giving me and my family a wonderful association of dedicated devotees of Iskcon family..
It’s just because of you Prabhupada many people like us got to know the real reason of Human life…
You did a lot of efforts and faces lots n lots of struggles just to give us a simply amazing Krishna conscious life .

By seeing so much of cruelty in the world.. I feel safe and happy.
Thank you so much for giving us a protection cell of Krishna consciousness.
I wish I could always follow your instructions sincerely and apply them in my life.
Please forgive me for any offense.
Jagadguru Srila Prabhupada ki Jai.

Shraddha Bajpayee

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Offering by Santhoshi shanmuga

Hare Krishna hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna hare hare
Hare Rama hare Rama
Rama Rama hare hare

Prabhupad!!!when I heard the words “we are not this body” simple words but it is so powerful that it changed my entire life upside down…. all the prior things I had in my life before following you had become the least prior things…….
The more I listen to your words the more I find meaning and purpose for my life…
The words you speak are not yours it’s Krishna’s,so through you Im so fortunate to listen to krishna himself….

If you not you there would be no ISKON
If not ISKON there are no devotees
If not devotees I’m not here who have realised krishna in my life…..so if not you there would have been no krishna conscious in my life I so I’m so indebt to you….Under your guidance I need to serve and use all that I’m learning at ISCKON for your service.

This day of Vyas puja of yours all I ask is please keep me under your shadow so that I can read your books and listen to your lectures more and more….. With your blessings I should strive more to perform my duties and services with more devotion “unattached”….

Srila Parabhupad ki jai

Hare Krishna
Santhoshi shanmuga

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Offering by Onkar Makarandrao Joshi

Namah om Visnu Padaya Krishna Prasthaya Bhutale Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin iti Namine.
Namaste Saraswate devai Gaur Vani Pracarine Nirvisesa Shunyavadi Pascatya Desa Tarine.

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

First of all I offer my respected obeisances to you and wish you a very happy 124th Vyas Puja.

I am an insignificant servant in your International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

To be really honest, thank you very much for creating this society and giving us the opportunity of serving the devotees. As long as we are serving the devotees in your society, this world full of miseries and uncertainties feels like full of bliss.

I get very much inspired by seeing your representatives who are your disciples and who are preaching your message. Thank you very much for leaving them behind for us. It is our great fortune that we get to see them and get an opportunity to serve them.

I only desire the association of fired up devotees, by serving them I can also become fired up. I also desire more service in your movement. Please give me more service. I want to offer every drop of blood in my body for your service. As long as I am inhaling air in my body I want to utilize it for your service.

I really don’t want to indulge in family life as cats and dogs and grihamedhis. Please bless me so I can become an ideal and responsible grihastha. Please bless me that I can become a nice missionary in your society.

I am full of bad habits, please accept me, after so many lifetimes I have got the fortune of serving your lotus feet and lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. I want to finish the business of Krishna Consciousness as soon as possible in this lifetime and go back to the Godhead, now I am tired of the material world.

As you told in your Jaladuta prayers ‘make me dance, make me dance’, in the same way, I wish to pray dear Srila Prabhupada please make me dance, make me dance.

Thank you very much.

Please give me more service.

Thank you very much.
Onkar Makarandrao Joshi

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Offering by Sidhartha Kumar Subudhi

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine

namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

Hare Krishna.

Dear respected Prabhupada,

Please accept my Astanga Pranama.

You single handedly conceptualized and set up such a big international organization to practice devotion with participation from all corners of the world. You included the entire world in this endeavour. For a long time the world had forgotten the actual meaning and process of devotional service you showed the path how pure devotional service can do all good to not only human being but also to all the living beings of all the Bramhandas.

You showed the path how one can practice devotion in any situation and become purified. You implemented real innovation in devotion by converting many waste lands, buildings, abandoned churches and many insignificant places to the place of devotional practice which later on became places of worship and very famous. Also you gave real meaning of life to many insignificant people through out world. This is real miracle.

Srila Prabhupada shrinked the whole world to a small society. Showed how to follow the Guru Parampara from any corner of the world. He exemplified how to be strict in following devotional service yet show humility.

I personally benefitted so much by this process and don’t know how can I show my gratitude. It is a process to be happy all the time and try to achieve a higher purpose of life. It is awsome process.

I bow before you again and again and seek your blessings to be part of this movement at all the time and get taste to read your books very scrutinizingly.

Your aspiring servant

Sidhartha Kumar Subudhi

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Offering by Vinodhini

Hare Krishna, Dear Srila Prabhupad,

Please accept my humble obeisances.I am unworthy to glorify, because I have not gone through or read many of your books. Recently I started reading Bhagavad-gītā, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam etc., and now I am having contact with so many senior and learned devotees association. Your spiritual masters words were your life and soul. Your servant preachers are taking on line classes. Those teachers are following exactly what is in the publications. Following and hearing that Online classes, I am inspired so much.

This and all because of your love and mercy Srila Prabhupadaji , now I am really glorifying you. Without you, I wouldn’t have been to Krishna consciousness, Thank you for the books explaining how to leave this body and to reach Goloka Virndavana with go back to Krishna

Your Servant
Vinodhini

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Offering by Geeta Sriram

Gurupranam and obeisances to Srila Prabhupada on the auspicious occasion of Vyasa Puja for having shown the world the path of Krishna consciousness.

All glories to your Grace.
Hare Krishna!
Geeta Sriram
Kadugodi Zone

Offering by Hari

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

I am very fortunate to get shelter and serve the lord in this material world,it happened all because of you, “Lord krishna protected people by lifting govardhan hill and you protected us in this kali yuga by creating krishna Consciousness”.Please forgive me if i have done any mistakes

On this occasion with your blessings my resolution for the next 1 year is that
1) I will never leave chanting
2) Follow the instructions of my Counsellor “Karthikeya prabhu”
3) Be polite and respectful with other devotees

I beg for your mercy to give me the strength to progress on the path of Krishna Consciousness.

Your servant
Hari

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Offering by Abhishek, Priyanka and Ayonija

Dear Prabhupad, Please Accept Our Respectful Obeisance’s at your lotus feet.

Prabhupad we do not have words and capability to explain about how you have changed our life, still just trying to convey our feelings. His Divine Grace, If we Look back 5 years in to our life – When we came in contact of you through your Krishna Conscious family, We can really see the positive change in all aspects of our life, be it Sanctity, Discipline, True devotional Practice etc.

Prabhupad you are giving us the true Knowledge on what is our actual position, who we are? Who is Supreme personality of Godhead, Where he is and how we can go back to him. By your causeless mercy only we are able to inculcate the true brahminical qualities otherwise we would have wasted our life in a wrong notion that we have already taken birth in Brahmin family and we know devotion.

One of the astonishing thing which we felt is that initially after hearing about you and reading your biography – we used to think that we now understand about you and your mood, but as we progress in association of your books and lectures we always feel that there is still much to know and we still have to go long long way to understand you a bit. Your Books works like a lighthouse which throws rays of light in the darkness of this material ocean to show us way back to Godhead. His Divine Grace, you practically showed this material world that what is the actual goal of life, how a devotee should live and die by constant remembrance of lord while performing all his actions in devotional service. We know that we don’t deserve to serve you by our words and even committed offences several times in past by belittling your position, understanding you as mere a saint; but now by your mercy only we understood that you came from lords abode and took so much of hardships to take the fallen souls back to Lord Krishna. Words can’t express how much you have given to us by allowing us in your mission – We are indebted to you forever. You are our true father, Please forgive us and keep holding our hand forever otherwise we may fall down anytime.

As we contemplate on “Guru Mukh Padma Vakya, Chhitte te Koriya Eikya, Aur na Koriho Mane Aasha” we pray at your lotus feet to give us enough strength so that we can reflect the same in our life and successfully serve in your mission by dedicatedly following your teachings and instructions in letter and Spirit.

Your Humble Servants
Abhishek, Priyanka and Ayonija

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Offering by Mrityunjay

Hare Krishna

It’s our great fortune that we come to know about Srila Prabhupada in detail . Srila Prabhupada has given Vedic knowledge in its true form and revealed the easiest and practical path of Bhakti in this Kaliyuga .
We are very grateful for his teachings and blessings

Regards
Mrityunjay

Offering by Shalini & Sanjeev Goyal

Srila Prabhupada is the eminent guru who spread Krishna consciousness to the entire world. His teachings are simple and practical (chanting of Hare Krishna maha-mantra and following four regulative principles) to be “happy” and achieve “purpose of human life”. He immensely contributed to human society by showing a path to break the cycle of birth and death and go back to home “Goloka Vrindavan”.

He is present in our thoughts via his books, voice (vani) and great learning institution as ISKCON.

Thank you
Shalini Goyal
Sanjeev Goyal

Offering by SHASHANK V

HARE KRISHNA SRILA PRABHUPAD I AM ETERNALLY INDEBTED TO YOU I WAS ROTTING IN THIS MATERIAL WORLD SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL BY YOUR MERCY I WAS ABLE TO MEET YOUR DISCIPLES AND DEVOTEES OF LORD KRISHNA AND BY YOUR MERCY ONLY I AM ABLE TO PRACTICE A TINY LITTLE DEVOTIONAL SERVICE TO THE LORD.

SRILA PRABHUPAD PLEASE DONT LEAVE ME I AM NOT ABLE TO FOLLOW ALL OF YOUR INSTRUCTIONS BUT I AM ONLY TRYING TO FOLLOW SRILA PRABHUPAD PLEASE BLESS ALL OF US SO THAT WE CAN PRACTICE KRISHNA CONCIOUSNESS VERY WELL ONLY BY YOUR MERCY AND BLESSINGS CAN WE OVERCOME ALL THE OBSTACLES IN THE PATH OF BAKTHI AND ATTAIN THE LOTUS FEET OF THE LORD. SRILA PRABHUPAD PLEASE I BEG OF YOU NEVER EVER TAKE ME OUT OF KRISHNA CONCIOUSNESS THROUGH OUT ETERNITY THOUGH I AM THE DIRTIEST OBJECT IN THE WHOLE OF KRISHNA’S CREATION YOU HAVE ACCEPTED ME AND GIVEN ME THE HIGHEST SERVICE OF DEVOTION TO LORD KRISHNA NO ONE IN THE ENTIRE CREATION OF LORD IS MERCIFUL AS YOU BUT VERY UNFORTUNATE OF ME THAT I AM NOT ABLE TO SURRENDER UNTO YOUR LOTUS FEET . PLEASE SRILA PRABHUPAD I AM BEGGING YOU FOR THE EMPOWERMENT SO I CAN SURRENDER TO YOU AND RENDER SERVICE TO YOU ETERNALLY . THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN ME BUT ALSO FORGIVE ME THAT I CANNOT EVEN REPAY YOU EVEN 0.0000001% ALL I CAN DO IS RENDER A VERY VERY TINY AMOUNT OF SERVICE TO YOU BY YOUR MERCY.

YOUR ETERNAL SERVANT
SHASHANK V

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Offering by Rahul R Mahajan

Dear Beloved Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisance’s at your lotus feet. All glories to You.

You have given us the true meaning of doing Bhakti, Lord Chaitanya mercy, hope for breaking chain of birth and death, and the process of getting closer to Krishna. You have lived your life to fulfill the instructions of your spiritual masters. you have introduced us to what does surrender actually means. Now you are guiding us through your books and recorded lectures.

I do not have enough words to thank you, as “thank you” is a very insignificant word for all your kind efforts in bringing us closer to Krishna. Without coming to this movement I would never have appreciated what it means to love and serve God.

It has taken me 3 years of trials and errors to get to a place where I am now able to practice Krishna Consciousness to some degree. now I have realized my only hope is to fully take shelter of my Shiksha Guru and my Guru Maharaj.

I have reached to Prabhupada Ashraya level where I have pledged to follow all regulative principles and chant 16 rounds without fail.
please bless me so that at least I could develop a desire to serve your mission.

your humble servant
Rahul R Mahajan

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Offering by Anoop Kumar Srivastava

Dear Respected Srila Prabhupada

You are the epitome of devotional service, as each and every activity which a devotee is recommended to follow, you have personally set the standards for the same. For example if we take book distribution, you have single handedly released Back to Godhead magazine. If we take Kirtan who can forget the first Nagar Kirtan in Tomskin Square, Newyork. For prasadam distribution who can think of preparing feast for hippies all alone and even wrapping everything all alone after everyone left. You had spent several nights till your last breath in this material world just to give us these literatures in an understandable way.

No amount of words will be enough to describe the unconditional mercy and compassion that you have shown towards people like us. Through all these activities you have proven the fact that I on my personal behalf don’t even qualify to be a part of this mission because I am unable to execute even one these with the same mood.

In the beginning I said you “are” and not you “were”, because you continue to live through your books, lectures and mostly through the culture of Krishna Consciousness consisting of senior devotees and Maharajs. All these great souls continue the legacy and also teach us the most appropriate way of following the parampara. It was you only who thought about us and gave these great souls to us else for us it would certainly be ” na gatih kutoh api”.

If it was not you who would have told us that the real aim of life is selfless loving service to the supreme who were otherwise engaged in pleasing all the demigods and that too aimlessly.

If it was not you then who would have taught that it is practically possible to follow the seemingly impossible instructions of the spiritual master wherein yet again you had set the standards by travelling across the ocean to execute the instructions.

If it was not you who would have taught us the power of prasadam which is the simplest and the most attractive feature in all the preaching sessions for attracting not just non devotees but devotees equally.

If it was not you who would have considered this most insignificant downtrodden person like me to be considered for offerings to you. Even the so-called hippies were better placed than me who were at least wandering in search of spiritual happiness. I cannot compare myself to them also because they were fortunate to have got your personal association.

Please engage me further in your service so that I may be able to develop some affection towards the Supreme Lord and bring about some significance in my otherwise completely insignificant life.

Your most insignificant aspiring to be devotee
Anoop Kumar Srivastava

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Offering by Tapan

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Dandvat Pranam!

My sincere thanks and gratitude to you for showing us the path of Krishna Consciousness. In short span of time, we feel the connect and Krishna’s blessings flowing into our lives. Now, we have the hope to enhance the level of our consciousness & make good use of this human birth.

Sincere regards,
Tapan

Offering by Deepak, Jahnavi & Sruthi Sai Sri

Our dearest and loving Prabhupada, please accept our humble heartfelt obeisances on to your holy feet.

We are a set of worthless souls but with your grace we have got a meaning for our lives and a road map on how to become worthful.

For me BHAKTHI was always closing the eyes and reading out all my pettiest to pettiest requirements of life but after accidentally bumping in to ISKCON Janmashtami Mahotsav followed by Gita Course and Bhahti Vriksha I have been exposed to a scientific and systematic approach to BHAKTI. Today I pray to lord only to give me an opportunity to serve him and increase my focus and love on to him.

There was a great destination always available for this sinful and fallen soul but as we live in dark so always needed a torch and a helping hand to reach there. And even after knowing the route and means we don’t go in a right direction to achieve it. This is were both Sukruthi and Guru is required and we the most fallen souls of this universe are the luckiest ones to get in contact with this great and brightest sampradaya ‘Bramha Madhva Gaudiya’.

It is only due to you:
* We understood that we are not the body but spirit souls
* We realised who our eternal father is
* Ways to go back to him
* Got introduced to Glorious Guruparampara
* With your purports we are relishing Bhagavat Gita and Bhagavatam that is leading to cleanse the contamination with in us
* Realised the need and results of offering the senses to Krishna
* We came to know where we should search for happiness that can never be lost

You are the light house of our lives.

You are the inspiration and means of motivation at every time we are pulled down in this chaotic life.

You are the most Integral part of our lives.

It is scary to even imagine what would have happened to our lives without you.

It is you who has given the real meaning of globalisation where world becomes one for one objective, Krishna.

You are converting Fools in to Phool (Flowers) that decorate the feat of our eternal father, Krishna.

My state of mind is ‘I don’t know that I don’t know’, which is most dangerous for myself and people around me. Through your structured approach of BHAKTI and realisation of Truth/Life has helped me ‘Understand that I don’t know’ and now I am taking baby steps towards acquiring knowledge of what I don’t know; which is who I am, what is the objective of my life and how can is achieve it.

Please be with me, Guide me, Hold me, Scold me when I don’t follow your instructions but please be with me.

We as a family pray at your lotus feet seeking your grace and help to come back home, to god head.

We as a family reiterate our strong will to always remain in devotee association at ISKCON and dedicate our life in the service of Krishna and his devotees.

Please bless us!
Your Servants
Deepak, Jahnavi & Sruthi Sai Sri

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Offering by Manish Malik

Dandawat Pranam to Srila Prabhupad. Srila Prabhupad was a savior for this world who made the whole world know the simplest path told by bhagwan sri Chaitanya mahaprabhu to attain the highest goal of the life.

Jai jai Prabhupad
Manish Malik

Offering by Jyotirmoy Daradi

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

Dear Respected Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful humble obeisances on the Vyasapuja day. I am falen soul in Kaliyuga and not have enough qualification to understand your mood of devotion towards Krishna. It gives me lot of pleasure to share some drop of love for you. You have changed the world by putting your passion in Krishna Bhakti.

You showed the power of Krishna all over the world. I like your great passion,teachings,principals,guidelines,lectures and Kirtan. Before coming to ISCKON I had lot of bad habits but simply chanting and make association of devotees I had overcome most of the bad habits. This is your mercy and Lord Gouranga’s mercy. Over the time I feel I am able to develop some good qualities within my heart. This changes has not done by my parents and others it happened just simply following your instruction. I want to grow in spiritual path of life. I want to develop the mood of devotion within my heart like other exalted devotees.

Please bless me so that I can carry forward your instruction and your teachings in my future life. Please accept my service as I am not mature enough to do all service to you also please forgive me for mistakes and give me inspiration so that I can serve you, Lord Krishna and Lord Gouranga.

Your servant of servant
Jyotirmoy Daradi

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Offering by Vijayaragavan

Hare Krishna,

My offering to srila Prabhupad:
I really thankful to all my senior devetees to give such opportunities..all glories to srila Prabhupada..

You have started a very great and wonderful krishna conscieness movement, because of this mission we all are getting a krishna mercy directly from krishna.. your valuable books will save millions and millions of people including me and each and every day I hearing one lecture by Prabhupadavani by that your giving instructions directly to us..

there is no shortcuts here your giving everything As its..as a beginner i studied some of your books and I m distributing as much as possible to awaken the solus..As a guru I need your blessings
in all the situation so that we can enhance more in my spiritual path and i can spread this wonderful krishna conciesness opportunity to all..

Hare Krishna,
Vijayaragavan

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Offering by Venkat Gamidi & Sirisha Gamidi

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept our heartfelt obeisances

We are very thankful to you for establishing ISKCON by taking lot of struggle at the age of 70(usually people prefer to take rest), providing us with authentic books and to get us know the process established by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (Sankirthana Movement – Chanting holy names of Lord Srikrishna).

In our one-year journey with the ISKCON, your lectures, books and your messages through the disciples/devotees motivate us to progress in spiritual path and become good servant of the God, devotees and brought lot of positivity in our life

All Glories to you!
Venkat Gamidi & Sirisha Gamidi

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Offering by Sonia

Hare Krishna, dandavat pranam,

His divine grace AC Bhakativedant Srila Prabhupad ki jay.

Thank you Srila Prabhupadji for your love, compassion and guidance. It is all because of you and your dear disciples that I am on this path of Krishna consciousness.

Seeking your blessings so that I am be able to follow your instructions.

Your Servant,
Sonia

Offering by Devanand

My humble obeisances to your Lotus feet Prabhupad. Had it not been for you, i would have been lost in this material world, without knowledge and purpose of my very existence. You personally came through your grand disciple and showered your mercy to reclaim this fallen soul. While the struggle continues, I have firm faith that the institution you have built will take me home back to Godhead and all I have to do is to keep my association alive and stay the course. Seeking your mercy upon this fallen soul. Your Servant of the servant of the servant of the Servant.

Offering by Praveen Ravi, Ravi Chellam, Thangam Ravi & Nivetha Ravi

Dear most respected Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisance at your lotus feet. All glories to your books and disciples,

As Lord Krishna says that He takes everything away from the devotee whom He especially. When everything is taken away, the devotee feels helpless and frustrated in society, friendship and love. He feels that his family does not care for him any longer, and he therefore completely surrenders unto the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord. Same as this when myself and family frustrated in life with so called relatives and friends in the year of 2008 you chose me as your servant and gave me the Bhagavad Gita through a Sri Vaishnava Devotee from Madurai.

Since that day my spiritual life started and not sure I am qualified to be your servant and writing this offering but with my grateful heart the mercy that you show till now to me which I am consider myself a worthless person, your given us many devotees association at Madurai, Pune, Bangalore and all part of India and other countries, I pray at your lotus feet to kindly keep me at your devotee’s association, I am thankful to you to shown me my real guru Maharaj and hear from him continuously, I give my endless gratitude on guiding me through your books and directing me to all my beloved shiksha gurus, I am thankful to made my mother realize that Krishna is everything for her and given her strength and determination to chat 64 rounds a day.

Many humble obeisance at your lotus feet, I beg and pray to you that kindly forgive me for all the offenses that I did and doing knowingly or unknowingly and bless me with the boon that whatever situation and not sure how many births I might take in future, kindly keep me at your devotee’s association and give shelter under your dust of your lotus feet. Jai Prabhupaad.

Without your mercy I am useless, thank you for helping me to overcome obstacle in devotional service,

Kindly bless me with your endless service at your mission,

Your servants,
Praveen Ravi,
Ravi Chellam,
Thangam Ravi,
Nivetha Ravi

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Offering by Uthara

Sri Gurubhyo Namaha,

I only consider this a blessing. An opportunity to write few lines for The spiritual master on Vyasa Puja.

Getting an opportunity to have a copy of ” Bhagavat Gita, As Is” at home and reading it, is an experience which cannot be explained in words.

Thank you Prabhupada, for this wonderful treasure and showing us the path for Bhakthi.

Please accept my respectful Pranams.

Sincerely seeking your blessings,

Uthara

Offering by Airesh

Hare Krsna !

Dear Srila Prabhupada ,

Please accept my Dandavat Pranam!
I offer my humble obeisance’s to you. All glories to you!!!

By Doing Krsna Consciousness I Have Learnt To Chant With Devotion And Learn New Mantras.
Krsna Consciousness Has Brought Peace Of Mind To Me And Help Me Stay Calm.
Chanting The Mahamantra Has Also Made Me Feel Good When I’m Sad Or Angry.
I Sincerely Thank you, your disciples and The devotees for their mercy for getting Me Into Krsna Consciousness.

Your Seva ,
Airesh

Offering by Sandeep Tiwari

Hare Krishna,

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my bhakti in your Lotus feet. Thank you Prabhu Ji for making thiss ISKCON association.

Srila Prabhupada ji you have shown us path of liberation & true knowledge. I was completely under ignorance but you have removed my ignorance. You are a true leader of true knowledge. Even your health was degrading but atill you have spread Krishna Conciousness all over the world.

You have given very wonderful explaination of BG and Bhagwatam . These are the precious knowledge which I have gained because of you.

Because of yoy only in this age of Kali, I am fortunate enough to get association of devotees which is very important for liberation and fighting with Maya.

Please give me your blessing & mercy so that I can overcome Maya and go back to godhead.

The humble servant of your servant,
Sandeep Tiwari

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Offering by Bhavit Boolchandani

I would like to thank Srila Prabhupada from the bottom of my heart for establishing ISKCON.
ISKCON is based on the teachings of Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam which makes it an authentic movement. As the doubts are cleared by the teachings of these scriptures so one has no confusion.
He taught by his personal experience that in Kaliyuga chanting the holy names is the best form of meditation and Bhakti yoga is a powerful way of self realisation.
Prabhupada left his comfortable life in Vrindavan and headed towards America at an advanced age of 70 yrs for the welfare of all

I am very fortunate that I came in contact with Prabhupada’s philosophy through his books and lectures.
Thankyou Prabhupada.
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Offering by Pradeeph Sundar

My first letter to Srila Prabhupada!

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

In this material world for any work, they expect a qualification and it changes based on the kind/grade of work.

Being a conditioned soul with a bare minimum understanding of your books & teachings – I clearly know that I am not qualified to be your servant.

Knowing clearly well that I am asking for too much, I request you to kindly accept me as your servant. If at all you accept my humble request to be your servant, I would keep in mind it is not because of my qualification & would be because of your causeless mercy.

I always had questions regarding what life meant and the real purpose behind it – Those unanswered questions have haunted me throughout.

However, after reading your books, chanting and associating with great devotees here (who represent & carry your mission),
* I have found a great hope in life
* Life has become meaningful and
* I am able to identify/highlight most of my unwanted material activities

I have been able to completely abstain from non-vegetarian food for the past 5+ months (without much effort from my end) – All because of your mercy.

Having said these, I know there is a very long way ahead in this journey.

When I read your book “Perfect Questions & Perfect Answers”, some of the letters you have written to Bob seemed as if they were addressed directly to me.

In your books Srila Prabhupada you mention that a person, who is diseased, will not be able to appreciate the sweetness of a candy. There are many such incidents in my case where I fail miserably to understand/appreciate the taste of Japa due to my diseased condition and I just fall flat in your feet to help me/guide me during those instances.

I heard in a lecture that when you were asked – What can we do to make you happy? You replied by saying “Read my Books”. Keeping that in mind, as a token of gratitude, I would aim to do at least the following (setting a minimum threshold here) within the next one year –
* Read thoroughly at least five of your books
* Get somewhere between 25 to 50 BG slokas by heart

These are apart from my regular chanting.

As I write this my heart clearly says this is a very minimum threshold and is not good enough. So, I would revisit this letter again (in mid of Jan 2021) before my Birthday.

I cannot just thank you by words for the help and mercy you have bestowed unto me.

When I hear your lectures, I clearly feel (without any doubt) that God has appeared in your form to help us. Otherwise, no mundane person, can explain the kind of concepts you have dealt and enforce the higher purpose of life.

All kinds of challenges in this life can be addressed when we build our life on the premise you mentioned – “Simple Living & High Thinking”. Reading the pastimes like birth of Krishna in Vrndavana and his past times with cowherd boys helps us to strengthen the belief that even a simple life can have a great level of richness (based on our thinking). As the people of vrndavana were completely absorbed in the thoughts of Krishna even the simple things they did reflect their high level of happiness & unalloyed devotion.

Thank you once again for showing us the way and also lighting the pathway to make it easier for us to reach you. I hope I do not become the son who fails to appreciate the things his great & eternal father has done for him.

I will try to be as sincere as possible and do the best from my end in this spiritual and back to home journey. I am sure you will be guiding me from within my heart.

Please direct me whenever my thoughts are not in the right place and kindly provide me the strength (till my last breath) to meditate on the holy name and your teachings and not fall prey for petty materialistic things.

Will try even harder than before to qualify as your servant,

Pradeeph Sundar.
August, 2020.

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Offering by Bhakta Prahlad

Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances.

Though I have no qualification to glorify you still I m writing it as a personal letter to you.

I know you will be reading this.

Prabhupada for your pleasure I would like to inform you that I read / heard 28 chapters of KRSNA book. I liked Govardhan lila as Krishna shows himself as the Supreme Personality Of Godhead in that lila. I would like to contiue reading / hearing pastimes from KRSNA book.

Prabhupada please help me come back to you after this lifetime. Meanwhile I would like to help you to continue your mission of preaching Krishna Consciousness.

Your Great Grandson,
Prahlad

Offering by Hema

Dear Srila Prabhupada!

Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to you, Srila Prabhupada!

I have zero qualification to glorify you. But for my own purification, let me attempt to glorify you.

Srila Prabhupada, just like other ordinary person I was trying to enjoy my senses in this material world. Somehow by the causeless mercy of you and your disciples I reached this right place.

When I hear your lectures, I can understand how compassionate you are and how dedicated you are to your Guru. By seeing the dedication of your disciples, I can understand how much of gratitude they have for you, as you have given them everything. If not for you we would have not got this one big umbrella under which we all take shelter and progress towards attaining the love for Godhead.

Srila Prabhupada, last year I enrolled for Bhakti Shastri course and have completed most of the modules. During this course I could understand how much you have given to all of us. I also understood that it is not enough to just read your books. Just reading gives knowledge and I was becoming proud of my knowledge. Pride will have a fall, but before I fell you sent devotees into my life to make me understand my anarthas.

I have now started to contemplate on what I read and try to apply it in my practical life rather than reading books from mental platform. I am taking baby steps in doing this.

I have a materially stable situation to practise bhakti, I just pray that I utilise this wonderful opportunity. I request you to please bless me and give me strength so that I can please you and the Guruparampara.

Your granddaughter,
Hema

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Offering by B V N Ramakumar

Dear Prabhupad,

Dandavath Pranaam. Please accept my sincere obeisance. I started my journey with ISKCON (Bellandur sector) from the last October (2019). I was under the impression that ISKCON is a costly temple society with lots of funds (mainly from abroad), offers puja to Lord Krishna and sells books. Tasty Prasadam and Keerthan were the two attractive forces which pulled me towards free Bagawath Gita sessions. After joining the team, I started tasting the sweetness of chanting along with the classes. My spiritual master, Sri Karthikeya Prabhu delivered wonderful lectures and I started receiving some knowledge from these classes.

After completing basic course, we registered ourselves for the next advanced sessions in Gita after qualifying mandatory chanting of one round. In the meanwhile, pandemic of Corona started and we migrated to online sessions. We got sufficient time at home because of lockdown. Karthikeya Prabhu started sessions on Srimad Bagawatham and your biography. I started understanding very useful information from these sessions. I fell in love with you. I started to know about your movement of Krishna Consciousness, reading your books like Beyond Birth and Death, Krsna, Science of Self Realization, Srimad Bhagawat Gita and Bhagawatam. I tried to analyze the received information and put efforts in understanding your roles. I realized that your roles are multiple and at the same time they are contrast to each other. You are a sincere student to your Guru and at the same time, a great Guru for all of us. I learnt that you are a musician, singer, dancer, writer, administrator, chef, Visionary, fighter (in Court dealings), negotiator, spokesperson, fearless warrior, economist and many more. These are not possible for an ordinary person. Your service to the mankind is unbounded and your love is unconditional. Your respect to your Guru (Guru Nista) is incomparable. I admit that I am not a qualified soul to glorify you. Your mercy on us makes me to understand you to some extent. Your writings are very simple to understand and have strong message. You helped us in understanding our real nature of soul, who the God is, our relationship with God. You have shown us the easy path of going back to Godhead. Your purports for Gita Slokas and Bhagavatam are big boons to mankind. The positive energy received from reading your writings, hearing your lectures & Chanting Mahamantra is the main instrument in our survival during this pandemic situation. Now I realized what ISKCON is all about and what the contributions it made to the society. I feel fortunate for all the things you have given us in the form of books, audio lectures, letters, mantra chanting etc. I sincerely beg your mercy in continuing my journey with ISKCON through devotees association, following regulatory principles, following instructions given by Guru and going back to the Godhead.

Yours Servant of Servant,
B V N Ramakumar

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Offering by Sourav Dey

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisance

All glories to you.

You have shown us the way to get advanced in bhakti. You told us that our entire life is the preparation time for final exam and death is the final exam and showed us this by your own example. You are very faithful to Krishna. When you started the journey for U.S.A you had only 40rs with you, but you had strong faith in Krishna that he will take care and Krishna really took care of you personally as you are a pure devotee. It is because of you we are able to practice bhakti so comfortably.

You had gone through a lot of struggle so that we can practice bhakti comfortably and can go back to home, back to godhead. You had constructed 108 ISKCON temples in just 10 years all over the world, including the countries like Russia and Pakistan. You have published 55,314,000 books in 23 languages in just 10 years which is not even imaginable for a normal person to publish in one lifetime. You have explained the Vedic culture so scientifically and logically that everyone can understand it easily. During translation of the books you had gone through lot of hardship as you could sleep only 2-3 hours in a day. You had one pointed focus on preaching Krishna consciousness. You are an ideal person, teacher and philosopher. You had given your life to Krishna and lit up the Ray if hope for us. we are very lucky to have your association through audio recordings. I will follow your footsteps and hope I can get the association of your lotus feet.

Ys,
Sourav Dey

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Offering by Nikita Sahu

Dear Srila Prabhupad,
We offer you our respectful obeisance.

We all devotees are thankful to you because today we got rid of this harmful world by chanting the names of Krishna which was invented by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu the incarnation of Krishna. We all know that you worked hard for translating Bhagvat Gita which gives us true knowledge instead of the millions of which teach us ‘darkness of ignorance’ but your book consists of reality of life in this material world. Millions of people got to know Krishna Consciousness by reading your holy books.

Today we are the servants of the lord of senses because of you. You have fulfilled the dreams of many great sages and without you we would be useless. Please bless us so that we can carry out your instructions and spread Krishna Consciousness.

Please accept our sevice.
Your servant,
Nikita Sahu

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Offering by Kabita Choudhuri

Dear Srila Parbhupada.
Please accept My respectful obeisances. All glories to you.

Currently the whole World is suffering in pandemic and all living beings are in a distressed and diseased condition.

But we are so fortunate to be enlightened and enriched under your shelter, surrender and cared by the wonderful family of devotees gifted with your transcendental books and the Nectarian Holy name.

First time I heard your biography from one of the devotee which was a highly spiritually enriching experiences.

Srila Prabhupad is a monk from India. He mat his guru spiritual teacher in 1920s. So, his guru said that happiness is not in our Bank balances, is not our beauty, is not our degrees, its nothing to do External things or External pleasures. Its comes from with in, it is in our sprit. The true happiness comes when we connect this spiritual energy to the universal energy is the real happiness.

He was really inspired by this mind blowing concept. At that time Prabhupad was like us, his carrier and other things. He literally waited for 30 years himself to understand this concept. And finally in 1960 his guru said that share this knowledge through out the world. At that time he had the family, friends and his followers in India but out of his respect of his guru he left everything and He went to America. But don’t have any money. He went out and asked so many people, his age that time 69 years. Everybody said …. Hay…. Old man you will die….. if you go to United States. But he insisted “I have to share this message” and finally he got the ticket and he started on August 13 th 1965. He travelled for 35 days, in these 35 days, he is only passenger on the ship. Going through all sickness, decynes and he had two missive heart attacks and he landed in Boston. Finally by himself no money , no friends.

That personality we can see sitting on the Asana in ISKCON Temples. He is the founder of ISKCON and he takes the order of his spiritual master on his head goes to America at the age of 70. He attract the youth of America, who are their early 20s and they are one who takes this process of chanting . They do not even know what this Mantra all about, they do not know what this Aarthi all about. The place where Vedic culture do not understand , how difficult it must be to establish Krishna Consciences to show everything from the basic. But Srila Praphupad did that. The young boys and girls who are coming from hippy background they chanted Hare Krishna , associated with Srila Prabhupad , they became Hippies to Happies and they are one who are assisted by Prabhupad and publishing , writing all these books.

Srila Prabhupad letters to his Devotees and His Preaches

1976
“ Eat Prasadam how much you want , you became a Krishna Consciousness”
Because in Kaliyuga all people mostly thinking about food and eating . If we eat outside food we will fall in diseases. Similarly of we eat Krishna Prasadham , we will fall in disease of Krishna Consciousness.

1968
Vrindavan does not require modified. It has its Natural Beauty. Krishna and Balaram has 9lakhs cows protected by them and cowboys. As of today also Vrindavan looks like village, small cottages and simple living people , lots of Temples and vans.

1968
In the King’s seat a bug is sitting and King also sitting. But king is king and bug is a bug. They
never be equal. Similarly God and living entity is different. When Krishna came to Bhuloka , he was playing and staying with friends and family, but still Bhagavan position is different and living entity position is different.

1976
When a child will born , Mother will get immediately breast milk. Elephant can eat 200kg everyday , An ant will eat a small. Who is suppling this ? Only Krishna. Everything God will see. So we have to do only Krishna Consciousness.

1975

We cant stop fighting between cats and dogs. Some people are saying Hindu and Muslims, India and Pakistan, Man and Woman. We are all bodily concept . We have all Atma inside our body.

1969
Special Devotees will come from Bhagavan’s dham. They will do their duties in this material world to recover like us fallen soles. Still if fallen soles will not do Krishna Consciousness Again they will return to this material world. Vaisnavas never die.

There is no end of Srila Prabhupada ‘s glorifications. We have a strong desire to purify our self and chant Hare Krishna Mantra offenselessly. So

please shower your mercy to us.

Your Servant,
Kabita Choudhuri

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Offering by Indhu R

Hare Krishna Prabhuji
Dandavat Pranams

Thank you so much for allowing me to write offering to Srila Prabhupada. It is very hard to start describing what Srila Prabhupada has done to our lives over the past 2 years. Though utterly unqualified to write about this exalted personality, please accept my offering at your Lotus feet Srila Prabhupada and continue to give us shelter.

We were aimless in life just running behind money, name, fame, etc. which is of no value, without even realizing what this life is for. We had no real friends and didn’t even know what true love is. You have made us realize the importance of human life and how to really utilize this opportunity to attain the highest perfection.

We had read so many times that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead in your purports but once we realized what Supreme Personality of Godhead when it was explained how Universes are created from the pore of Maha Vishnu, it was mind blowing. How easily you had given such high philosophy!! And how easily we neglect those words!! When you had asked us to read the purports scrutinizingly, I never understood what it meant unless I was allowed to take up Bhakti Shastri course. I really learnt how to relish your writings when senior devotees taught about it. Thanks for giving me that opportunity to learn from the seniors.

If it had not been for your books in English, I would have never got an opportunity to study Bhagavad Gita or Srimad Bhagavatham as I don’t know Hindi or Sanskrit. I am always indebted to the dedication you had to get these books printed and distributed. When I read from your life history of how you were roaming on the streets of Delhi trying to distribute the Back to Godhead magazine all alone without any support from friends of family, even when attacked by a bull, it brings in tears looking at your compassion to deliver fallen souls like me. How devoted
you were to follow the words of your Guru and how much faith you had in Lord Krishna!!

The perseverance you had to travel to the West at an advanced age of 70 surviving two heart attacks on Jaladuta taking shelter of Chaitanya Charitamrta; the amount of tolerance you had when you had to stay with a family in the West sharing the kitchen where vegetarian food was not cooked; your determination of starting to write all over again even after your typewriter got stolen with the manuscript, to deliver Krishna to people thereby converting them from hippies to greatest devotees and Diksha Gurus; your resoluteness in speaking about Krishna to the mass of people who hadn’t even seen or heard about Krishna in their entire life; encouraging everyone according to their ability to serve in this mission; by continuing to serve as the preeminent siksha Guru to everyone who joins this
society even today, etc speaks volumes of your exalted personality and character which only a Senapati Bhakta can do as foretold by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

You had done so much to us yet still due to my fallen state I keep doing lot of mistakes. On this occasion of Vyas Puja, I fall at your Lotus feet and beg you to shower your mercy so that you empower us in following the four regulative principles, chanting 16 rounds everyday without any offense, not committing any aparadh to the devotees, keeping us in devotee association all through our life, continuing to do devotional service till our last breath, trying to serve the instructions of our seniors to our best, distributing your books and message to as many souls as possible, making our kid Krishna conscious and finally reaching Goloka Vrindavan.

Thanks once again to have given this opportunity to write to you Srila Prabhupad.

All glories to you Srila Prabhupad!!
Hare Krishna
Indhu R

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Offering by Jyotheeswara Reddy J

Dear Jagadguru Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai.

I am not eligible to describe your unlimited causeless mercy on human beings. Everytime I hear or think about you, I can’t stop wondering about your efforts and achievements. They are all eternal and merciful to human beings such as travelling at the age of 68 to western countries, transforming hippies to vaishnavas by preaching inconceivable philosophy with simple analogies, establishing ISKCON globally and giving access to vedic scriptures to millions of people and so on.

It is still tough to understand your mercy for a selfish person like me who can’t spend a couple of hours a day in service.

By God’s mercy, I had a curiosity to understand God from my childhood. My mother used to tell Mahabharat and Ramayana as she knew it and fortunately I had access to harikathas, Annamayya Keerthanas and some philosophical books. I used to change my favorite god as per my understanding and finally attracted to Rama and Hanuman after a lot of mental friction. Even this level of spiritual attraction used to help me in making complex decisions without being influenced by polluted thoughts. I was almost settled with this level of progress as I was not getting a spiritual Guru who can help me understand the real philosophy.

I started associating with Art of Living and started following Sadguru to enlighten myself. Even then I was not satisfied with the answers. However you made spiritual wisdom easily accessible for all your disciples and also for others. Finally here I am holding a hand of a vaishnava in Krishna consciousness. Today I strongly believe I just need to hold a true vaishnava’s little finger and he will take me to the destination.

Please help me develop taste in hari nama sankirtan and let me associate with your disciples forever. I may not jump up and down freely with all the attachments I have developed so far and I may fail to serve your servants and Krishna too. Please help me constantly motivate myself to make honest attempts from my side and help me correct my mistakes that puts me on the right path.

I beg you to accept me as your servant even though I am not qualified yet.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna krishna krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Your Servant,
Jyotheeswara Reddy J

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Offering by Monomita

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I fumble on where to begin as I am far from being qualified to glorify you. All I know is that I would have continued to be as lost in this world as I was till a few months back had it not been for you and your mercy.

I cannot describe what I felt when I met you at your Samadhi mandir. You cast your mercy on me and decided to change my life. Thank you for that! In the days that followed, I thought of you as my grandfather who was showing me the right path.

You lovingly would wake me up early on several mornings to help me complete my chanting so that I could become serious in Bhakti.

Thank you for giving us the simple and beautiful process of Krishna consciousness and for helping us revive our lost relationship with Krishna.

Thank you for Iskcon and your wonderful disciples who are doing such a great job of helping fallen souls such as I. I am sure you must be very proud of their work.

Thank you for all the beautiful books that you have written. We can pass our entire lives reading those. Every time I read your purports, I discover something new and find a meaning which I had not understood before.

Thank you for all your wonderful kirtans that I immerse my mornings in. Your transcendental voice cleanses my soul every time I hear it.

Thank you for all your lectures. I am hearing the Bhagavad Gita lectures and feel extremely fortunate to have access to this timeless wisdom in your voice.

Thank you for all your letters and teachings. I wake up to one of these snippets every morning. I have been meditating on one of those in which you say ‘I am your Spiritual Father, and Krishna is your Spiritual Husband’. Prabhupada, it’s been far too long now that this unchaste soul left her Spiritual Husband because she wanted to ‘enjoy’ in this material world. Please protect me, my Spiritual Father, from maya, till you have cleansed me enough to be delivered to my Spiritual Husband.

When I see your eyes looking at Krishna, I realize what a long way I still have to go. Please bless me, Srila Prabhupada, with your mercy. I beg that you forgive me for all the mistakes that I may make in this journey of Krishna consciousness and help me go back home to Godhead this very lifetime.

An aspiring servant of your servant of your servant,
Monomita

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Offering by Balakrishna & Shanmuga priya

Dear Srila Prabupad,
Dandavd Pranam

My sincere heartfelt obeisance to you and your preachings. It’s been a year now since I came to Krishna Consciousness and I can already feel the transformation in myself to a meaningful person.

I am mesmerised with the mammoth achievement of yours moving to west and establishing a huge spiritual organisation ISKCON following the footsteps of your acharya’s. The charisma in your voice is subtle and the natural flow of thoughts is like nectar of honey to our ears.

The words “AS IT IS” have never been given so much importance like here in ISKCON and there is one voice throughout the world. What I hear from a devotee is no different than what has come from our lotus lips.

It is pleasure & blissful to read your books, listen to your lectures & the morning walk messages. Thank you for showering us with your mercy and introducing us to the spiritual world, making us realise the very purpose of human life.

I write to you to promise I will follow our footsteps, follow the regulatory principles and contribute to the mission of taking Krishna Consciousness to as many as possible in this very lifetime. My realisation from Bhagavatam is “Only a devotee can introduce an other devotee to krishna prema and Krishna always resides in the hearts of devotees”

I also understand in this age of Kali chanting & Hari nama sankeerthanam is the best way to attain krishna and go back to godhead thank you prabhupada for reviving the Hare Krishna maha mantra
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”

yours truly
Balakrishna & Shanmuga priya

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Offering by Sidh Nath

Namah Om Vishnupaadaaya Krishna Preshthaaya Bhutale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin-iti Naamine |
Namaste Saarasvate deve Gauravaani Prachaarine
Nirvishesha Shunyavaadi Paaschatya desha Taarine ||

Dear Srila Prabhupad
Please accept my humble obeisance
All glories to Sri Guru & Sri Gauranga

I am an unqualified person to write your glories. My, this humble attempt for your glorification is only possible by the mercy of your wonderful devotees of Lord Sri Krishna. And for this mercy, I am very much thankful to them and your divine grace without whom it is just impossible for me to even start this.

Humbly seek your forgiveness for all kinds of mistakes in my offering!!

It is you, who has given us such a precious collection of so many invaluable gems like devotees, even though you had to go through innumerous amount of tribulation at the very advance age of your life where people think of living a comfortable life.

I have heard from all of your disciples and also their disciples that what would happened to us and this this world, if you had not given your causeless mercy to the so many undeserving conditioned souls, the world would have been just as it is “a highly disgusting and rotting place”. You have given us Bhagavad- Gita “AS IT IS” and so many other important books to show us the real picture of the world as it is without any fear or compromise!!

Dear Prabhupad, I am one such undeserving soul, conditioned and complicated to such a degree I can’t put it in words. By this offering on your Vyaspuja day, I am humbly trying to beg from you, the mercy to come out of this conditioning and become simple and humble so that I can get properly connected with your parampara in the form of ISKCON and try to serve your devotees to their full satisfaction.

Thank you Srila Prabhupad !!

Trying to be an insignificant servant in your parampara of ISKCON

Sidh Nath

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Offering by G. Balaji

Jai Srila Prabhupad
Hare Krishna

Dear Granpa Srila Prabhupad A.C. Bhakti Vendanta Swami

Please accept my humble obeisance unto your lotus feet.

We are not qualified to glorify you. Why? We are worse than bacteria and virus, wherein we were fully engaged in sense gratification only. You are like gold and we are like garbage.

Nobody will take the pain of descending down from goloka vrindavan. Yet you descended down to give wonderful KC to all the fallen souls of this material world. (Through your KC process, the garbage like me is turning into a small worthy instrument).

At the very old age of 70’s you travelled all around the world. When I read one of your unlimited pastime from Ocean Of Mercy book by HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj, you travelled again even at worst of health condition. It is just to distribute the mercy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to everyone. All glories to you prabhupad. No one can even think of doing whatever you did prabhupad. The Krishna Consciousness movement, you made it very simple process. Chant, Read, Hear, Eat prasadam, Kirtan, Be in the association of devotees and 4 regulative principles. How simple is it. All of the above we were doing everyday for our sense gratification. But you simply changed the direction, yet the day to day activities can be made Krishna conscious. All glories to you prabhupad for giving such a simple process for delivering all conditioned souls from repeated birth and death.

The price for the ticket is very very neglible, but the end result is priceless. It is attaining Krishna/Goloka Vrindavan. Your process will take us to the priceless thing of attaining Krishna. Thank you prabhupad for gifting us such a wonderful and simple process.

You made all the arrangements for all the devotees, every nutrient for all the devotees. You established temples, Books, set of simple rules, festival worship, deity worship etc. All these establishments guide the devotee in each and every step even in the absence of your physical presence.

Recently this garbage, is given an service of guiding a Bhakti Vriksha. I am guiding around 11 families prabhupad. I have nothing to give these families, all I have is unlimited sins. Please shower your unlimited mercy unto them. They are doing a great job in following Krishna Consciousness. In fact, in the Janmashtami follow-up service they all took almost 40-50 contacts to call up, they did it very eagerly.

Prabhupad, this garbage is a neophyte in Krishna Consciousness, any mistake I may commit knowingly or unknowingly, kindly forgive me mercifully as a grandfather and correct/guide me. But don’t remove me from ISKCON, Association of devotees, or your service. I always want to serve at your lotus feet till my last breath and life after life.

Your insignificant servant of your servants.
G. Balaji

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Offering by Aravind & Family

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept our humble obeisance to your lotus feet.

You have gone through so many difficulties for bringing out the Krishna consciousness. We have no qualification , it’s only because of your mercy we can read and hear Bhagavad gita as is it is and bhagavatam .Please bless us to move forward in Krishna consciousness.

Thanks for giving us this opportunity.

Yours sincerely
Aravind & Family

Offering by Karthikeyan

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my respectful obeisances !!

My sincere thanks and gratitude to you for showing us the path of krishna consciousness.Its been a year now since i came to krishna consciousness.

I feel the connect and krishna blessing flowing into our lives when chanting Mahamantra, reading your books and hearing your lectures.

Thank you for creating this society and giving us the opportunity of serving the devotees.

Sincerely seeking your blessing in continuing my journey with ISKCON through devotees association, following instructions given by guru and going back to the Godhead.

All glories to you.

Hare Krishna!!

Your servant,
Karthikeyan

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Offering by Chandan

My Dear Prabhupad,
My respectful obeisances to you.

By mercy of my Mentor Balaji Pabhuji and Indhu Mata Ji, I got this oppertunity to write a letter to you.

I dont know about what to write and how to write. So, kindly forgive my mistake as I am not good in writing at all.

The most loving word I love to hear from you is Rascal and its suits to me as I am a fallen soul. Whenever I am offtrack I remember your word “Rascal , wake up ! Why are you wasting your time. Foolish,do something to please Krishna.”

I live in a material world where the moment I forget you or Stop Chanting , I am getting trapped in material world under Yoga Maya and forget both you and Krishna.

But, I know you are very mercy ful but you must scold me so that I can learn something in this very lifetime and become very closer to you. As you said you see Krishna daily then if your mercy will shower on me then even though I wont see Krishna but I will start experiencing Krishna in this very life time.

Yours fallen Soul,
Chandan
Bhagalpur,Bihar

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Offering by Nisha

My Respectful Obeisances to Srila Prabhupad,

“Nama om vishnu padaya , krishna -preshthaya bhu-tale srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine.”
“Namaste saraswati deve gaura vani pracharine Nirvishesha -shunyavadi pashchatya -desha-tarine”.

* I offer my respectful obeisances unto his divine grace A. C.Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupad, who is very dear to lord krishna ,having taken shelter at his lotus feet

* Our respectful obeisances are unto you , O spiritual master , servant of Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami.You are kindly preaching the message of lord Chaitanya and delivering the western countries ,which are filled with impersonalism and voidism

I am a person who is living in ignorance, tangled in this material world with lots of expectations , so many questions arises in my mind why is this ,why that, why so misery, why so suffering. So many thoughts are coming in my mind and why God has not given me so many things and my life was in darkest ignorance..

I am a fallen soul but by the grace of God I came to know about ISKCON and about you Srila Prabhupad. You are an extraordinary person with extraordinary philosophy . As a bona fide guru with so many talents ,by hearing and reading yours lecture my heart started cleansing,and the prospective about life becomes clearer.I had never any interest in reading books but when I started reading your book; book reading became my passion.

You are my guru and your preaching removes the darkness in life.

If you shower your mercy then I will definitely receive the benediction of Krishna.

Yours Fallen Disciple,
Nisha
Bangalore

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Offering by Chatur bharadwaj

Dear srila prabhupad
On your vyas puja day it gives us immense pleasure
I know I’m still a toddler or an infant in this congregation who is striving to seek the message of Chaitanya mahaprabhu as u said in your lectures to hold up to pure devotees for which one can cross the large immense atrocity state of this material ocean but for to understand the exalted level of spiritual science which flows down

from parampara it is difficult to perceive with this imperfect senses at least for me I’m a neophyte I need a torch who can light the darkness within me I may have not physically have contact but the teachings and books which is led down by u

You will surely answer my questions of self realisation I know I had qualification but by the mercy of guru and gauranga I have got such a charismatic and exgubirating congregation of devotees may be I can also one grow to be sincere devoutee and look at Krishna with the anointed eyes which you and mahaprabhu wants the jiva of Kali to possess

Hare Krishna
Your servant
Chatur bharadwaj

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Offering by Chair bharadwaj

Dear srila prabhu pad
It gives us immense pleasure us on your vyas puja

I’m an infant or a toddler in this congregation but still striving to seek the message of mahaprabhu it is said that the character of men is decided in the association in he is I think by the mercy of Lord I have fallen into a bunch transcendental thieves let down by the Lord himself by which my sins of innumerable life times can be washed away .

By which also I can win over this atrocity state of repeated birth and death ohh guru what ever happens please don’t exclude me out of iskcon as I said I am a toddler just like a child without knowledge kicks his parent while carrying him I may commit mistakes scold me punishes me ultimately u are representative of that supreme personality of Godhead Sri hare please forgive it may take several births to repay wat u have done to us for which am in the process to become pure devotee as to remove mud from a cup of water more water. Has to be pour into it it also my case please help me progress in this path of self realisation for now I can just pay my prostrated obeisances

Your servant
Chair bharadwaj

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Offering by Aakash Singhal

Dear Srila Prabhupada

Please accept my respectful obeisance

All glories to you.

You are only one in this era to deliver sinfull souls like us, you only provided the correct and systematic path to reach Krishna which can be followed by any person regardless of his condition, caste, etc

Since childhood i was searching for perfection but i observed it is present in nothing, after coming in Krishna Counciousness , i get to know the ultimate truth that perfection is possible only in Krishna consciousness rest everything is false or lacked by something.

You only actually provide a way towards perfection and completeness in this society.

You have delivered people who were suffering like hell and gave them good life, generally in our culture we used to ignore people who are going through very degraded life or badly suffering but you specially went to convert Hippies into Happies.

By your mercy only we have this wonderful society of Krishna Consciousness on this planet

We always remains indebted to you

Namah Srila Prabhupada

Aakash Singhal

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Offering by Srinivas Vodnala

Hare Krishna Your Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept our obeisances.

I admit that I am not qualified to write this offering but you are so merciful to let any insignificant person to talk.

I would like to offer our heartfelt thanks for spreading the simplified way of Bhakthi while keeping the core values intact through your enlightening, unambiguous books, International association where devotees can come together and share position energy, motivation much needed to progress on Bhakti.

Shower your mercy on us, so that we don’t slip/deviate from the path you have paved.

Insignificant Servant,
Srinivas Vodnala

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Offering by Deepank Bansal

Hare Krishna Prabhu ji,
Please accept my humble obeisance. Prabhu ji, you have simplified the path of devotional service to the entire world. The fallen souls like me are indebted to you forever. You have shown your mercy by writing Bhagavat Gita as it is. Anyone can read it and try to understand it by reading wonderful purports. Although you are not between us but you are always available with us in your books.

We just have to simply follow your instructions by following 4 regulative principles, chant 16 rounds of Hare Krsna Maha Mantra and have prasadam. Prabhu ji please give your blessings so that I can continue my journey on the path of Krsna Consciousness and achieve the lotus feet of Lord this very lifetime.

Hare Krishna
Deepank Bansal

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Offering by Esha & Janardhan

HareKrishna,
Dear Srila Praphupad.
All glories to you . Please accept our humble obeisances.

Any few words that I can offer you, form the minutest drop of an unending ocean of love, respect and gratitude the devotees have for you.
We are those tiny small twigs of a huge tree whose seed you planted to help mankind realise the truth, to understand the existence of life, to understand where we belong and what our position is.

If the fruits of the tree which you planted, all my gurus, all the wonderful devotees are in such ecstasy, your love for the lord, your knowledge are much beyond my imagination.
What you did is nothing less than what chaitanya prabhu did ,in these times where the human race has degraded much more than those days.
I can’t stop glorifying you when I think about how you dealt with people like us, who has all the useless knowledge, who does all sinful things and has no true direction in life.
Without you, we would be sailing without a purpose and end up in whirlwinds, sinking and crying for help.
For us you are an epitome of patience, endurance, positivity and leadership.
We have a long way to go as we just took our birth in Krishna conscious life. So please consider our offerings as a baby crying for any need. Please guide us, teach us, take care of us and never leave us in our journey for which you laid a clear path to go back home to god head. As a loving grandfather, please ignore our mistakes.

Yours Sincerely
Esha & Janardhan

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Offering by Poorna Chandra & Bhargavi

Dear Guru Srila Prabhupada,

Hare Krishna Dandavat Pranam

Please accept our humble obeisance.
Thank you so much for showing us the path of light.

It was really heart touching when we first heard the story of you and the struggle you have taken to take this krishna consciousness movement ahead like your travel to America, your efforts in translating Bhagavad Gita as it is, writing many other spiritual books, deliver the same to common people,your global preachings etc.,

After coming to krishna consciousness, we have realized who we are and what is our goal of life (going back to godhead). Please bless us to achieve this in this very lifetime.

Thank you for giving us spiritual knowledge through your books and preachings.

We are really blessed that we became a part of the Krishna consciousness movement.
Give us support and courage to move forward in this path and help us to gain spiritual knowledge.

Thank you,
your disciples
Poorna Chandra & Bhargavi.

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Offering by Harish K Nair

Dear Srila Prabhupad,

Pls accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet. I have been thinking to write a few lines as an offering to you but have been always overwhelmed by thoughts in the mind on how in the last 2 years your teachings have influenced me and guided me to the association of devotees who could help me understand Bhakti.

Besides the feeling of being a no-one capable of writing anything which could nearly explain my gratitude or phathom the ocean of your glories and stature.

Being delayed because of these mixed feelings, I lost time and midst of this I lost my loving Father, a resident of Vrindavan for the last 20 years, who did sow the seed of Bhakti in me, always dedicated in the service of Radha Krishna in the temple he managed for these years. Now having lost him, being beaten by the Waves of Time from one rock to another I realize that I am still standing because of your teachings which travelled to me through various recordings and from the mouth of glorious devotees. Today i want to prostrate in front of you remembering you with my father in my heart and Radha Krishna in his heart, sitting in Vrindavan. ….. At last I gather courage to write my offering.

I am “The Rascal” you have been referring to in many lectures , who being given the opportunity of having a Human body with facility of being close to Vrindavan still couldn’t dip myself in Bhakti rasa. But when acquainted with your simple tools of Bhakti – Starting with the Japa player which radiates divine Mahamantra sound vibration in your soulful voice, Your lectures on Bhagwat Geeta – Infinite Thanks to those who recorded and compiled those- which constantly hammered my coconut head with the real purpose of Life, then your books which are real eye openers pushing and shaking me hard to think what is supposed to be thought. The Japa beads – a constant companion giving solace to the heart and senses that the “Holy name ” is the real currency of the Spiritual world and one day we could have enough credits to get an entry .. I love my beads now it makes me feel that I am connected to you and the parampara ultimately leading to Krishna. Besides all your biggest tool – your devotees and second generation devotees whom I cannot thank enough for constantly endeavouring towards inspiring people like us to work and practice Bhakti.

Pls bless me and my family so that we can build and grow the cup of reception so that when the rain of Bhakti happens by your mercy and Krishnas mercy we are there to receive it.

Hare Krishna !
Yours faithfully
Harish K Nair

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Offering by Rahul sisodia

Hare Krishna Srila Prabhupada, ,

Please accept my most respectful obeisance at your holy lotus feet. Prabhupad you appeared in this world on the order of Lord Krishna , with the mission to rescue all of us from maya. I am the most fallen soul on this earth but because of your mercy only I am able to join your movement. All glories to you. I was a conditioned soul who was bitten by the snake of ignorance and was enjoying materialistic life.

There was no hope for rescue, and I thought I had missed the bus to Goloka. But deep inside in my heart, a tiny spark of desire was there. By reading your books, listening to your lectures and hearing your kirtans I felt that still there is still a second chance for me. I seek your forgiveness from you after reading your books and chanting. I still slip and fall so many times in a day. Whenever I read the word Rascals in your writing, I always feel that it is only addressed to me. Prabhupada please be merciful to me and bless me that I always remain engage in Krishna consciousness

Your rascal
Rahul sisodia

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Offering by Anoop, Sapna & Dhairya

Dear Srila Prabhupāda,
Please accept my obeisances.

I am feeling very grateful that I got shelter of Krishna consciousness movement that started by you. I became very touched when I saw some videos of your last Days in this materialistic world. how you were very devoted and engaged in translating and commenting on slokas so that we could understand well Krishna and the transcendental knowledge.

please bless me that i will continue on this path and while chanting i could concentrate more in krishna.

In your service,
Anoop, Sapna & Dhairya

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Offering by Venkatesh

Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my respectful obeisance.

From my childhood onwards I am little inquisitive person. Due to the movement of time I became a young man. Then I could not understand the world. Having seen people suffering from diseases, I decided to find the reason for that. I have observed so many times, from the kernel of the happiness problems are emanating. Example—Mango Pickle.

So I decided to find the answers for my countless doubts from a selfless person. Without going to Himalayas, I could able to find so many selfless persons in ISKCON itself. Now I have a fair idea why this pandemic has appeared and I know so many other answers. If ISKCON was not there, it would have been difficult for me to get the answers. And I would have been caught up in the chaos.

Lot of common sense, which is very uncommon in the contemporary world, is being dissipated in ISKCON temples and bhakti vriksha classes to take care of life. These are all countless benefits I am getting out of ISKCON founded by you.

Your servant,
Venkatesh

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Offering by Ajay Kumar Sanwaria & Family

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Dandawat Pranam!

It’s an opportunity to remember our spiritual path finders. One of them is AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada ji Maharaj, who has selflessly and relentlessly given a simple but effective method to reach to Godhead through Hare Nam Chanting and doing prescribed sevas for Supreme personality, “Lord Krishna”. Please accept my Dandwat Pranam Prabhupada for your wonderful preaching, scripts, and speeding the message through out the world to associate with Krishna.

Before coming in close association of ISCKON, I was always thinking to get a true spiritual Guru, who is not working for personal gain, name, fame, luxury or any kind of materialistic pleasures. But once I got introduced to ISCKON in my limited capacity, I could start getting the real meaning of pleasures. With your blessings Prabhu, I am learning to differentiate between “Satkarma -Dushkarma”, “Sukh-Dukh”, “Seva-Puja”, Spiritual pleasure-Material pleasure” etc. With your blessings, I am understanding the real meaning of tolerance at every phase of life.

I Pray from my heart for only one thing prabhu – Please keep your mercy and blessings on me and my family members to always continue in Bhakti marg such that we can become a true devotee of Lord Krishna.

Your Servants
Ajay Kumar Sanwaria, Rashmi Sanwaria, Avishi Sanwaria

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Offering by Girisha, Vasavi and Nagaskanda

Dearest Guru Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept our humble obeisance's at your lotus feet.

It was the time when I felt Vacuum in my heart and was in search for the real purpose of life. By your Mercy, I got associated with Iskcon through one of my friend and Iskcon devotee and have started to find answers to my unanswered questions. It was because of your relentlessness and hard effort that we have this great parampara.

We are blessed to be associated with this parampara. Due to this association we now understand our real goal of life i.e., “Going back to Godhead.” Rather than the materialistic goals we used to be associated with before which brought only greed and sadness.

We sincerely pray for your and all senior devotees blessings so that we can make progress in Krishna consciousness. Please bestow your mercy on us. Please provide us strength, guidance and support in our journey and help us taste the nectar of Krishna Mantra and cross the ocean of materialistic desires.

Your sincere servants
Girisha, Vasavi and Nagaskanda

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