nama Om Visnu-padaya Krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin iti namine
namas te Sarasvate Deve Gaura-vani-pracarine
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my most respectful obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet. This year we approach you with special joy and gratitude in our hearts. You have mercifully blessed us with such nice service in the divine mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The book distribution parties are rolling along, and suddenly an international network of devotee scholars has come forward to join hands in establishing a Bhaktivedanta University, the kind that you wanted. All this is your mercy.
Thank you, Prabhupada, for making this world tasteless to your servants. Thank you for inspiring and empowering us to chant the Lord’s holy names in ecstasy. Thank you for providing us with all that a living being requires to achieve the highest perfection of life in Krishna consciousness. May we yet beg you, Prabhupada, to accelerate the flow of your mercy so that in the very near future we may see your true glories blaze forth in this dark world. Please, Srila Prabhupada, give your mercy now so that your humble servants may fulfill their deepest desire, and see the world worship you as the greatest of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna. Srila Prabhupada ké jaya!
From his hopeful servant,
Hridayananda Dasa Goswami