Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Nama om vishnupadaya krsnapresthaya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine
Namaste sarasvate deve gauravani-pracarine
By your mercy, we again celebrate your blessed appearance in this world. Our material and spiritual health is a gift of God, Lord Krishna. You taught and showed us how to receive that mercy. You taught us to see the wonders and the tribulations of this world as a gift of God. With endless patience, you guided us on our path, awarded us service, trained us, inspired us, corrected us. In short, you created for all who would hear and follow you a genuine, eternal, unlimited spiritual life.
It is said that by Krishna’s mercy, one attains a guru. And by the guru’s mercy, one attains Krishna. In your physical absence, when your presence in this world is not manifest to mundane eyes, once again, we are receiving you by Krishna’s mercy. By Krishna’s mercy, your faithful, devoted followers increasingly discover your glories by faithfully serving your mission.
As we do our best to serve you, we can only pray that our efforts will please you and Krishna, and bring the empowerment you boldly offered to us, if we would give ourselves heart and soul to the Lord’s mission. Let us do that now.
Hridayananda das Goswami