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I humbly bow at the feet of my spiritual master Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj whose inordinate affection for me is the most precious gem of my heart. I know how dearest he is, the apple of the eye, to Shri Shri Radha and Shrila Govindadeva, and so I seek his limitless blessings.


          Shri Rupa Gosvami who is Shri Rupa-manjari in Braja-lila, is the personification of the supra-mundane beauty of Shri Radha, and is the best blooming blossom in the garden of prema, who very strongly attracts the Supreme Lord Shri Krishna, the bee, by his incomparable fragrance. May he inspire me to undertake the serious task of serving all genuine devotees, known and unknown, by translating his Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhuh into English so that all may dive into the Ocean of Bhakti-rasa and forever drink the nectar thereof!


May Shri Krishna-chaitanyadeva, Who is Lord Shri Krishna with the feelings of mahabhava of Shri Radha, ever shine in my heart like the vernal moon and madden me with the elixir of Krishna-prema, so that my soul may dance in ecstasy before the smiling eyes of my most beloved Lord!



The 30th of October 1964.

Bhakti Hrdaya Bon