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"Lord Krishna's associates in Vraja have real life,
And therefore they are preaching."
Persons interested in genuine wealth and perfection
will doubtlessly find all such things in your words.
“The chanting of the Lord's Holy Name is the greatest of all religions.”
By preaching this message
and thereby preserving this eternal truth,
You, O beloved Gurudeva, have attained the greatest eternal fame.
One who rejects this truth regarding Harinama-sankirtana
will find truth nowhere throughout the three worlds;
And one who accepts the Holy Name from your divine lips
Becomes qualified to make disciples throughout the three worlds
and rescue all such conditioned souls from their suffering condition.
But in your absence, Shrila Prabhupada,
The resolute determination explained by Shrila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura
has become broken by the forces of darkness,
And those who were not fixed in devotional service
have divided your holy Gaudiya Mission into many separated branches.
It appears that the essence of your teachings
Did not enter very deeply into their ears,
And that the tigress of desire for material prestige
has regrettably claimed a great many victims.
Indeed, I am wondering where I, too, will receive the strength
To remain steady in my bhajana in separation from your lotus feet.
O Shrila Prabhupada,
The depth of your compassion was such
that the suffering of the misguided humanity
was a cause of much suffering for you;
And I am acutely feeling lost and alone
on this day of your departure from our vision.