nama oṁ viṣṇu pādāya kṛṣṇa preṣṭāya bhu-tale
śrīmate jayapatākā swamin iti nāmine
All glories to Śrīla Ācāryapāda!
Eleven months ago I came to know the Movement, and it was through one of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books; and how could I imagine then the radical change in my life? It filled my life in such a manner, arising finally the answers to so many questions about the purpose of life, of mankind; my mind became clarified and as never before, I could understand that I had been submerged so long in darkness. I thought that some things were wrong in myself and therefore I was not able to find peace nor happiness. I understand now that all was wrong, and this change took place thanks to your infinite mercy, due to your unspeakable purity that makes you so strong, even as to convert such a fallen spiritual soul as myself.
Remembering your voice, your glance, your smile is going to give me strength to go ahead in the devotional path, and in this way to be able to receive someday your mercy, at your lotus feet.
Please accept my most humble and respectful obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet.
Your eternal servant,