sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010

Srila Gurudeva News

Nenhum comentário:

Postar um comentário

In 1977 I left Bhubaneshwara the night of Govardhan Puja to get on a train to go to Calcutta. I got off the train in Calcutta early the next morning and ran to catch a train to Delhi. I arrived in Delhi 24 hours later and got on a train to Mathura. I reached Mathura around 1 pm and tried to get to Vrindavan. I finally got in a taxi and arrived on the side of Krsna Balarama Mandir at around 2PM. I got out of the car to see Akshayananda Maharaja and Bhagaji running out of Srila Prabhupada's room. What happened? I shouted! How is Srila Prabhupada? They informed me that the Doctor just said Srila Prabhupada will leave this world in 5 hours.

Tomorrow I get on a plane in Sardinia at 9am to fly to Rome. I arrive in Rome at 10:30 someone will meet me there and bring the rest of my luggage and I will repack for India. Then I will race across the terminal to get on a plane for India at 3:30. I will arrive in Delhi the next morning at 9:30 AM. I will then get a taxi to the Delhi Math and pray that when I arrive I will have better news than the last time I RACED AGAINST TIME. I am praying that my Beloved Srila Gurudeva will be with us some more years. My Dear Srila Prabhupada! My Dear Srimati Radharani! I beg and implore you! If I have ever done anything of value in your service take it and use it to prolong the life of our beloved Srila Gurudeva for some more time. This is my prayer.

Your Worthless Servant
B.V. Bhagavat Swami

This Next Photo is of me taking Sannyas from Srila Narayan Maharaja at 57 years of age

Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja and disciples

Another angle of the morning walk from the photo album cover. Sevananda on the far right, Nitai with the glasses behind him, Paramhansa Maharaja next to him, Bhagavan and Madhavananda. One of the Life members who was a regular on the morning walk.

My Dear Srila Prabhupada, 40 years ago after chanting Hare Krsna with friends at our apartment for several months I met your disciples in the streets of New York on the first Earth Day. I was completely taken in by the chanting and the Bhagavad Gita. I moved into the temple that night and since joining you I have somehow managed to follow 3 1/2 regulative principles. (I was married). 40 years ago you picked me up out of the streets of New York and brought me to your Lotus Feet. I am the street boy who got lucky. Thank You so much for your Mercy upon this fallen conditioned soul.
Your worthless and insignificant servant
B.V. Bhagavat Maharaja

This is a Morning walk with Srila Prabhupada on Juhu Beach in Bombay India. Srila Prabhupada relished his walks on Juhu Beach which he once said was the most beautiful beach in the world. In this photo is Madhavanada and Bhagavan. I am 24 years old here.

Here is another Morning walk with Srila Prabhupada in Juhu. In the background is Jagat Purush and Manasvi Das from Gujarat.


Brahamanda and I on either side of Srila Prabhupada on a morning walk in Juhu. You will see several other morning walks in India where Brahmanada and I are walking in either side of Srila Prabhupada.