A Visit with H.D. Goswami

Hare Krishna, everyone!

All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

I arrived in Los Angeles at the end of June (2016) and have since had the pleasure of going on several morning walks with H.D. Goswami and other devotees, listening to H.D. Goswami deliver various discourses on devotional and historical topics, and listening to him play his beloved piano.

I have also been discussing with him my upcoming service for Krishna West, primarily the writing of his biography. This book is anticipated to take around three years to complete (a rough estimate) and will be a voluminous piece of work.

Preparing to write a biography for a high-profile personality such as H.D. Goswami will be almost like doing another Ph.D. I am looking forward to the challenge of producing a really good book. We have recently opened up online communications for any persons who may be in possession of memorabilia, photos, anecdotes, etc. from the life of H.D. Goswami. Anyone can contact me if they feel they have something to contribute to the book.

H.D. Goswami is currently working hard, as he always does, in his service of furthering Srila Prabhupada’s mission of delivering Krishna consciousness to all peoples—wherever they may be. Having recently published his article ISKCON’s GBC, he is currently taking time to pursue other, more creative devotional writing.

He is of course also busy receiving guests at his Los Angeles residence—a responsibility he takes seriously. From what I have observed, he receives guests of all types, coming from all parts of the world and from within the USA. Some of them come with philosophical inquiries, some with personal issues that they want his perspective on, and some come just to spend time with him. He is very attentive to anyone who wants to communicate with him. I feel this is one of H.D. Goswami’s unique and special qualities: his willingness to help others.

Having recently joined the Krishna West team, I feel very peaceful and content with my life in general. Having come into contact with H.D. Goswami, my keenness on practicing Krishna consciousness, and my inner vision of my own spiritual life, have both improved almost 100%. I feel that I am now connected to the right person, who has the right vision, with the right approach—and all else seems of little botheration. I pray that Krishna will always keep me engaged in assisting H.D. Goswami in his service to Srila Prabhupada. Hopefully my activities will be of some real value.

Thank you, H.D. Goswami! Thank you, Srila Prabhupada! Thank you, Krishna!

From your servant and well-wisher,
Padma devi dasi

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