uktas tathā bhāvyata eva sadbhiḥ
kintu prabhor yaḥ priya eva tasya
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam
“The Spiritual Master is to be honoured as much as the Supreme Lord, because he is the most confidential servitor of the Lord. This is acknowledged in all revealed scriptures and followed by all authorities. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisance’s unto the lotus feet of such a Spiritual Master, who is a bonafide representative of Śrī Hari (Kṛṣṇa).
Oh Gurudeva, through infinite births and deaths, I’ve been engaged in sense gratification, therefore I feel undeserving to offer a glorification that your sublime person is worthy of. Any offering or service that I could render to you are insignificant in comparison with what you are giving me... The chance of taking part in the Saṅkīrtana Movement of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu!!!
Dear Śrīla Ācāryapāda, by your mercy a blind can see the stars, a deaf and dumb man can give eloquent speeches, a lame man can cross over mountains, and all the Jagāis and Mādhāis of this age, including myself, can become Kṛṣṇa conscious and in this way, be able to participate in the most glorious and sublime activity : Saṅkīrtana Yajña.
Just as the water delivers the forest from the devouring fire, likewise you have delivered us from the suffering in the material world, engaging us in devotional Service. Oh Gurudeva! You have all the energy to spread the Saṅkīrtana Movement of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Only with your help can we have the strength, purity and determination needed to preach the glories of the Supreme Lord in every town and village.
My dear spiritual father, please give me your mercy to increase my service and, with enthusiasm and ecstasy, remain in the Saṅkīrtana Movement.
You’re most fallen and eternal servant,
Mahojjvala Premā Devī Dāsī