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Vyāsa-pūjā
1984

Maṇi Mañjarīka Devī Dāsī (Arequipa - Peru)

Dear Gurudeva Śrīla Ācāryapāda!

Please allow me to offer my most respectful obeisances at your lotus feet.

The entire lifetime of the spiritual master is glorious, but this particular day is most glorified because on this day you descended into this material world in order to reclaim the fallen conditioned souls. I am one such fallen soul and my senses are continually dragging me to Māyā’s camp.

I do not have any intelligence, and it is only by your grace that I somehow or other remains in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, although my bad qualities and behaviour constantly check my advancement in spiritual life.

My dear spiritual master, please grant that my actions may not be egocentric, but rather cantered on service to you and Lord Kṛṣṇa. You are bestowing your mercy on everyone without cause; therefore it is hardly necessary to make a special request. Please pardon my disturbing you with my unlettered expressions and lack of perspicuity.

The pure devotee is glorified in the three worlds and is most dear to all. 
All glories, all glories, all glories to my beloved spiritual master Śrīla Ācāryapāda!

Please accept this diminutive offering from the most useless servant of your servants.
Maṇi Mañjarīka Devī Dāsī