My dearest Spiritual father,
Please accept my most respectful obeisances!
All Glories to Śrī Guru and Gaurāṅga!
All Glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda!
All Glories to you, Guru Mahārāja!
On this most auspicious occasion of your Vyāsa-pūjā, I am once again reminded of my great fortune to be a small, insignificant part of your Spiritual family. Although I am absolutely unqualified and will continue to remain so, I am able to remain in the association of devotees, simply because of your mercy upon me.
In every walk of life, I shudder to think of what would have become of me, without your mercy. As I precariously deal with māyā’s forces, day-to-day, I’m able to stay afloat only because You are there to catch my fall.
Dearest Guru Mahārāja, thank you for everything. Thank you for your grace, your love and your care. Thank you for letting me take in the shade of your protective umbrella. Thank you Guru Mahārāja - for always being there for me.
I pray to Śrī Śrī Prahlāda Nṛsiṁhadeva to give you the strength to ceaselessly engage in your preaching adventures, and I pray that I may be useful to you in some way.
Your insignificant Spiritual daughter,
Ratikeli Rādhikā Devī Dāsī