Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura
Srila Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada
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Memories of Srila Prabhupada
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by Hrisikesananda dasa
Tasting 1/10,000th part of a drop of Vraja nectar. Remembrances of Hrsikesananda das (ACBSP: 1967) in Vraja-dham from Jan. 1968 until rejoining Srila Prabhupada in Sridham Mayapura mid 1973.
"Others hearts are their minds, but my mind is Vrndavana, I know
my mind and Vrndavana to be one."---Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu
"Of course anyone living in Vrndavana Dhama is fortunate, because the Dhama itself has it's own power."---Srila Prabhupada 13/11/72 Tape72-056/14/side B
krsnam smaran janam casya prestham nija-samihitam /
"A devotee should always reside in the transcendental realm of Vraja
and always engage in 'krsnam smaran janam casya prestham,' the remembrance
of Sri Krsna and His beloved associates. By following in the footsteps
of such associates and by entering under their eternal guidance, one can
acquire an intense desire to serve the Supreme Personality of Godhead."---Srila
Rupa Goswami (B.r.s., 1.2.294)
"In the transcendental realm of Vraja (Vraja-dhama) one should serve
the Supreme Lord, Sri Krsna, with a feeling similar to that of His associates,
and one should place himself under the direct guidance of a particular
associate of Krsna and should follow in his footsteps. This method is
applicable both in the stage of sadhana (spiritual practices executed
while in the stage of bondage) and in the stage of sadhya (God realization),
when one is a siddha-purusa, or a spiritually perfect soul."---Srila
Rupa Goswami (B.r.s., 1.2.295)
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna
Sri Sri Radha-Krsnabhyam Namah
Sri Sri Guru-Gaurangau Jayatah
Namo Om Visnu-padaya
I offer my dandavat pranams to all the honey-bee-like devotees of H.D.G.
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. By the will of paramahamsa
Srila Bhakti-siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada, our "Swamiji" earned
the exalted title, "Prabhupada," which none of his Godbrothers
would dare to touch.
Jaya Srila Prabhupada, the greatest Jagat-guru ever in the history of the world! All glories to Sridham ISKCON, the brain-child of Srila Prabhupada! All victory to the most sacred holy tirtha, Vraja-dham, because Sri Krsna never leaves this land for even a moment! Taking my Godbrother's and sister's feet on my head I hope that this small memoir of my personal experiences in early Vraja will serve them to taste 1/10,000th part of a drop of Vraja nectar.