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O beloved master,
Shri Krishna Chaitanya is the very personification of compassion,
And you are the very personification of His message
That the chanting of the Holy Name is the singular infallible means
of crossing the turbulent ocean of material existence
And entering a life of joyous self-dedication in the service of the Divine Couple.
Lord Gaurahari made the entire world the recipient of His causeless grace,
And you are vigorously distributing that grace
to every town and village of the world.
You personally traveled all over India,
Even in the South
And you sent your devotees
to save the inhabitants of the Western countries as well
from their moth-like rush headlong into the flames of self-destruction.
Mahaprabhu employed many clever tricks
to engage the conditioned souls in devotional service,
And you were expert at understanding all these things
and following closely in His holy footsteps.
You understood exactly what was required to be preached
in perfect accordance with time, place, circumstance, and audience:
And although the leaders of the sheep-like masses
devout in their worship of the idol of mongrelized logic
could not understand;
Though the blind lawyers, though having eyes,
could not see;
And though the many nonsensical groups of deviators and imitators
could not appreciate
The intelligent section of society
Could understand the impeccable purity of your teachings,
Clearly see the utter selflessness of your motives,
And earnestly appreciate your inexhaustible efforts
to defeat all elements which were opposed to the Absolute Truth.
O Shrila Prabhupada,
You accepted much suffering on your own account
in order to relieve the suffering of humanity at large,
And I am indeed feeling pangs of separation from your lotus feet
on this day of your disappearance from our vision.