Prabhupada's Disappearance Day, 11/05/05
Below is the
homage to Srila Prabhupada by His Grace Sankarshan Das
at Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day festival held on
November 5th, 2005,
in Sri Vrindavana Dhama.
(Eighty-nine disciples of Srila Prabhupada were present,
although not all were able to speak during the
celebration due to time constraints.)
HG Sankarshan Das:
There are no words actually sufficient to reciprocate the
love Srila Prabhupada has given to me and all of us. This
love is absolutely inconceivable, unlimited, fathomless.
Fathomless means there is absolutely no limit to get the
mercy, wisdom of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. I simply
remembered this morning how much I was suffering. I was
crying that my life is so empty, so meaningless, so horribly
nightmarish. But then the grace of His Divine Grace Srila
Prabhupada and so many wonderful of his followers, just like
Makhanlal Prabhu is here, he preached to me first in
Berkley. Then His Holiness Visnujana Maharaj came to Austin
in 1971. So by the kindness of Srila Prabhupada and the
kindness expanded by Srila Prabhupada through his followers,
I have gotten the opportunity to actually become happy and
get out of my suffering condition. So how much I am indebted
to Srila Prabhupada and to all of you, there is no limit.
Everything about Srila Prabhupada is absolutely wonderful.
A devotee asked Srila
Prabhupada, "Srila Prabhupada what happens when you give
someone a simply wonderful on the street?"
Srila Prabhupada said, "He will take that simply wonderful
and he will come to your temple and he will become simply
wonderful. Krsna is simply wonderful, this process of Krsna
consciousness is simply wonderful and you are all simply
Then one devotee said, "Prabhupada is simply wonderful!"
Prabhupada said, "That's alright, have kirtan."
I thank you all for being the simply wonderful followers of
Srila Prabhupada, giving this simply terrible wretch
Sankarshan Das, the opportunity to become Krsna conscious.