nama oṁ viṣṇu pādāya kṛṣṇa preṣṭāya bhū-tale
śrīmate jayapatākā swamin iti nāmine
IT is a great and wonderful opportunity to be able to address you, my dear Śrīla Ācāryapāda, on this day of your Vyāsa-pūjā and it is only due to your causeless mercy.
I am a conditioned soul, attacked by the three modes of material nature, with a covetous, lusty and envious mind, gripped in the talons of illusion. I try to take shelter in your service, but the illusion drags me and it is for this reason that I cannot see that you are protecting me.
Please, Śrīla Ācāryapāda, be merciful unto me, you, who are savouring the honey-like taste of devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, free me from the shakles of illusion, so that I may be of some assistance to you in your great mission of imparting Kṛṣṇa consciousness to the suffering souls.
Your insignificant servant,
Avadhūta Nitāi Dāsa