Meditations on Pure Bhakti #2

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His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Founder/Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

By the Mercy of Srila Prabhupada


How Do You Have So Much Enthusiasm?
My Dear Gurudeva,

Please accept my respectful obeisances to you. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Gurudeva, you travel all over the world. You must have seen so many chaotic, and miserable bodies, and souls that are completely drowned in this material desires. I often wonder, what a difficult task is being undertaken, by you and others in ISKCON. I can only wish and pray to Sri Hari, that may He bless you all with his mercy and strength to save as many souls as could be possible, by making them Krishna conscious.

Gurudeva, don't you ever get tired or fatigued, by such long journeys and constant traveling? How do you have so much enthusiasm, and where do you get this energy from? Do you never get troubled by any soul that might show his disregards towards Sri Hari? I am sure you must have come across lots of such fallen souls who openly criticize Sri Krishna. Don't you feel irritated when somebody says bad about our beloved Sri Hari? How do you keep yourself so balanced in all situations? You travel so much, but you still get time to reply to your distant disciples' emails. This is just incomprehensible for me.

So please accept my obeisances and please give me your blessings so that I will remain fixed on the devotional path of Krishna bhakti.

A honestly surrendered soul and disciple of yours,

Saurabh Jog


By the Mercy of Srila Prabhupada


My Dear Saurabh,

Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Yes, sometimes we become physically exhausted and must rest.

My enthusiasm is a blessing from Srila Prabhupada. He ordered me to always be enthusiastic. We try to present Krishna so attractively with the most intelligent and thoroughly honest marketing strategies so that everyone will want to become His devotee.

Actually everyone does want to surrender to Krishna. It's just that they have forgotten their eternal relationship with Him. If they are reminded in a compassionate way they will gladly resume their original identity.

We may be irritated but we respond with love and compassion acting under the power and blessings of the previous acharyas. This destroys any irritation that we may feel and destroys their irritation too.

Hoping this meets you in good health and in a cheerful mood,
Your eternal well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari