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nama Om Visnu-padaya Krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin iti namine
namas te Sarasvate Deve Gaura-vani-pracarine
bando mui savadhana mate
We must worship the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada with great care, since his lotus feet, manifest as his divine orders, are the abode of pure loving service to Lord Krishna. We have no real home in this world but the lotus feet of such a pure devotee.
On the roads in Bengal, the “Caution” signs, in Bengali, say savadhana, literally sa-avadhana: “with caution, with attention.” On the road back to Godhead, we must observe all caution and take all care to strictly follow the orders of Srila Prabhupada.
jahara prasade bhai e bhava toriya jai,
krsna-prapti hoy jaha ha’te
All anxiety, all troubles are part and parcel of bhava, material existence, and we can free ourselves from all such problems by the mercy of Prabhupada, for by his mercy, we attain Krishna Himself.
guru-mukha-padma-vakya cittete koriya aikya,
ar na koriho mane asa
We must agree totally with the instruction that emanates from the lotus mouth of Prabhupada, and we must aspire to nothing more.
sri-guru-carane-rati ei se uttama-gati,
je prasade pure sarva asa
The greatest goal in life is to become firmly attached to Prabhupada’s lotus feet, and by his mercy all our desires will be fulfilled. This is a practical fact, and those who are developing their attachment to Prabhupada’s feet experience this fully in their lives.
In this way, on the appearance day of His Divine Grace Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacarya 108 Sri Srimad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, let us meditate seriously and profoundly on his glories, that simply by unflinching attachment to his lotus feet, the most fallen soul achieves all perfection of life.
His eternal servant,
Hridayananda Dasa Goswami