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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.