dina hina baladeva das brahmachari
A poem to my most dear Gurudev
Oh My Divine Master! Coming from the central lotus petal of the spiritual world (Goloka Vrindavan), you have enchanted all the universe with your transcendental sweetness. With your powerful hari-katha (divine instructions from Goloka), you enthroned suddha bhakti as the only means to attain the Supreme destination and you have stolen millions and millions of hearts with your supra-mundane love and affection. For Srila Swami Maharaj´s disciples, you act like a bhakti-revival in their lives, and you gave them the ‘second wave of love’. For your own disciples you act like a father, mother and protector, and you have cleared all the inauspicious and dark things of this world, just like a sun coming in the morning. In this way you are the personification of the most elevated goal of the theistic conception of Godhead –vraja-prema.
Oh my Divine Master! The words (vani) coming from your lotus mouth in the form of the most sweet hari katha, have changed many souls - actually they became like street beggars by the influence of your powerful instructions. Fully detached, you came to western countries to preach the glories of Sriman Mahaprabhu and Radha Govinda and even with so many obstacles, you were supremely successful in your unbelievable efforts. You have established that raga-marga is the only way by which Krishna can be controlled - only by genuine and spontaneous love and affection. Oh Radha-priya! (who is the most dear to Radhika) in your transcendental form in krishna-lila as Ramana-manjari, you satisfy the most intimate desires of the Divine Couple. You are the personification of the amorous service to Srimati Radhika and the ideal preacher of the Rupanuga Sampradaya. Never before has any Acharya preached so much and so freely the glories of Radhika as you did and it was done by the direct order of Radharani. The universe now is eternally indebted to you Srila Gurudev. You was blessed by Her transcendental potency in order to bring the most high conception of devotion to this world (sva-bhakti-sriyam).
Oh my saintly Master. Your resplendent and powerful form (Murti) enchants even demi-gods like Shiva and Brahma. Your blue eyes exceed the charm of the most beautiful and valuable diamond. With yours long arms extending to your knees and your strong chest, you came in this world as the most powerful Acharya of this millennium. Your nose shames the beauty of the lotus and your bodily effulgence puts to shame the beauty of the full moon. Your sweet nature makes millions and millions of bee- like devotees to come to taste the mellows of the ambrosial divine instructions and narrations of the Supreme Lord and His associates. Such is the glory of your transcendental form wich in all respects resembles the form of Jagad Guru Srila Prabhupada Sarasvati Thakur. Following the footsteps of your Divine Master Srila Bhakti Prajnana Keshav Goswami Maharaj (who was the most intimate disciple of Prabhupad) ‘the lion-like Acharya ’, you also have destroyed the elephants in the form of the sahajism and erroneous concepts within Gaudiya sampradaya , and roaming like a lion in the every part of the globe, you have protected the purity of Sriman Mahaprabhu´s message of love. Oh Gurudev! You are also the personification of a Sad-Guru “sweet like a flower and grave like a storm.” Whole world has seen that.
Oh Jagad Guru! (Guru of the universe). You have received the title “Guru of the Millennium” – Yuga Acharya. Even devotees from others religions and sects recognize your saintly conduct and saw the Lord in you. Ornamented with all excellent and transcendental qualities of the Supreme Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, not a single sincere person did not recognize your supreme position in the religious circle, so you are worthy to be called Chakravarti too. With your impeccable character and honesty, you acted with no trace of duplicity and diplomacy in your divine preaching. With so much love and affection for your sons and daughters, even a few moments before you departed from this mortal world, you said with tears in your eyes, and effulgent with Radharani and Mahaprabhu golden color, “Now my heart has become like the ocean. Millions and millions of waves of affection come and go in my heart. These waves are due to the love and affection I am feeling for Mahaprabhu, Radha Govinda and for my disciples, sons and daughters”. Such affection coming from you now, is our only pride and hope that will be necessary to surpass all the difficulties and obstacles in our lives, now deprived of your divine presence. Praying to eternally serve you with all determination and energy, this fallen soul holds your lotus feet, hoping that one single drop of mercy and compassion comes on my head. May your words inspire many, many future generations. May your name be glorified with golden letters in all worlds and universes, forever …
dina hina baladeva das brahmachari