My Dear Gurudeva,
Please accept our obeisances at Your lotus feet. Wishing You a very happy Vyāsa-pūja. We, with our two children started our Kṛṣṇa conscious life in 2008 and came under Your shelter in 2011. Our daughter has been initiated by You and son is in the line to get Your mercy. From the senior devotees, we have heard, many a times, about the importance of Guru and Vyāsa-pūjā and, came to know how the mercy comes downwards from Kṛṣṇa to us, through Guru-śiṣya paramparā and in the same way our prayer goes upwards to Kṛṣṇa through Guru.
On this auspicious occasion of Vyāsa-pūjā, a letter dated 10.03.1969 of His Divine Grace Śrīla Prabhupāda came to my mind, wherein he had written that “actually we are all conditioned souls, so our demand from Kṛṣṇa to accept us is unreasonable. From my personal point of view, I think that I am so sinful that I cannot even approach Kṛṣṇa to show me any favor. But I have only one hope – my Spiritual Master – He is very kind. So some way or other He is dragging me towards Kṛṣṇa”. This letter touched our heart and gave us an insight into the eternal relationship with you and the fact that it’s only by your mercy that Kṛṣṇa will think of accepting us.
In another case, I had studied that “once Rāmānujācārya asked the famous Raṅganātha deity, “My Lord, what happens if Your devotee cannot remember You at the moment of death?”Lord Raṅganātha replied, “If My devotee cannot remember me at the moment of death then I shall remember My devotee”.
These pastimes enhances our faith in Kṛṣṇa and your good self and also the faith that only by your mercy we can go towards Kṛṣṇa.
By Your mercy we are trying to inspire few devotees & bring them under Your shelter. Please… please… please... shower Your mercy on us.
Yours Spiritual Children,
Madanamohana Mādhava Dāsā,
Anukampita Rādhā Devī Dāsī,
Jyotirmayī Kauśalya Devī Dāsī and Kṛṣṇa