His Grace Sankarshan Das Adhikari

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From Abhay Caran das

How rare is your Association ...

Om Ajnana-timirandhasya Jnananjana-salakaya
Caksur Unmilitam Yena Tasmai Sri-gurave Namah

I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.

Nama Om Visnu-padaya Krishna-presthaya Bhu-tale
Srimate Sankarshan Das Adhikari iti Namine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Sankarshan Das Adhikari, who is very dear to Lord Sri Krishna, having taken shelter of His lotus feet.

Srila Gurudeva, writing an Offering to you is like showing torch light in front of the sunlight.

As your traveling keeps increasing each year we miss you more and more, though on one hand I feel very happy that so many people get your unconditional mercy but on the other hand we here local in Austin miss your presence.

On this most auspicious day I want to express my feelings of heartfelt indebtedness to you for everything that I am. The more I think about this the more I realize how unworthy but how fortunate I am. Putting my fortunate in mathematical terms, What are the chances of finding a pure devotee in 6 Billion people in the entire world, .17 Billionth
of probability and such is the rare opportunity Krishna has Given me, please bless me that I can take full advantage of this greatest opportunity at be at your lotus feet always.

Shri Caitanya Mahaprabhu confirms ...
CC Madhya 19.151
"According to their karma, all living entities are wandering throughout the entire universe. Some of them are being elevated to the upper planetary systems, and some are going down into the lower planetary systems. Out of many millions of wandering living entities, one who is very fortunate gets an opportunity to associate with a bona fide
spiritual master by the grace of Krishna. By the mercy of both Krishna. and the spiritual master, such a person receives the seed of the creeper of devotional service."

and as Krishna mentions in SB 10.80.34
"I, the Soul of all beings, am not as satisfied by ritual worship, brahminical initiation, penances or self-discipline as I am by faithful service rendered to one's spiritual master."

So on this most auspicious day of your Divine Appearance in this material world, I fall at your lotus feet, and beg for your shelter and mercy. Please help me realize that I have no qualification for pure, loving service, other than your mercy and make this servant one who's made of nothing other than this mercy alone.

Your eternal servant in the dust of your lotus feet,

Abhay Charan Das

From Acharya Das

Dear Srila Gurudeva,

Please accept my humble obeisances..

Its a great pleasure to give you this offering on this auspicious day of your Appearance..Jai Gurudeva..

So What does the word Guru means?? In Guru Gita it is described as "dispeller of darkness"..

I was in darkness previously, trying to enjoy this material world thinking that is the way of life, and was a fool thinking in this way to enjoy Maya..

Then I got a bit interested in spiritual life, so in India there a market of so called spiritualists now days, so attended many sessions of them, but I was not satisfied..

Then I came to ISKCON, though I was involved with seva but conviction was not there but then by your mercy when I had attended your lecture in the youth forum and later your personal association, I got firm belief that this is the right path...Then I started taking Krishna Consciousness seriously...Just by your association and e-course it used to motivate me to practice Krishna consciousness more seriously..

You have shown by practical example how to engage in Krishna consciousness 24hours a day...Gurudeva by your innovative ways of spreading Krishna Consciousness have guided so many souls by your e-course all over the world and I am one of them...You have shown me the path of how to Strictly follow Srila Prabhupada's instructions and thereby develop love for Krishna.... Last year in Vrindavan serving you was the most blissful time I had and got to know more about devotional life, how apply in in our lives totally and not partially???

It gives me great joy that I am one of the lucky ones in the world to whom you have showered your mercy and accepted me as your disciple and given me the most valuable gem of Krishna bhakti...

If not for you I would be still be engaging in futile attempts to enjoy Maya and suffering in darkness...

I wish to serve you always. Please allow me to Leave..

Your Eternal Servant,
Acharya Das..


From Advaita Chandra das

Srila Gurudeva,

I offer my humble obeisances onto you, We were all roaming aimlessly in this material world without any anchor and imitating the decaying culture of western civilization.

We had forgotten our eternal dharma and have embraced the material culture and we were buying and reading hundreds of book searching for the eternal truth and using the spiritual knowledge for satisfying our material lust, thinking that to the eternal aim of the life.

We thought that god wanted us to become rich, beautiful, famous and enjoy life. But because of your mercy we understood the truth which was not possible to learn even after millions of years and with any amount of austerity. The power of Krishna Nama and knowledge and love of Vrindavan and the Brijvasis. You revealed to us the spiritual dham and how to enter, behave in the dham. You provided an anchor and rudder to our drowning boat. How can we forget you, how can we repay you, how can we repay your eternal debt. It not possible for fallen souls like us to measure you and repay your mercy. We can just pray to Krishna that you be our eternal Guru life after life, as Krishna has revealed us through you and you are the transparent medium through which we have tasted the Krishna prema. We can just say Jai Gurudeva, as we are not able to serve you to the best of our ability although we try still even then you are merciful on the fallen souls like us. This the mystery and power of pure devotee like you.

Jai Gurudeva. 

Your eternal servant,
Advaita Chandra das 

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from Ahaituki Bhakti devi dasi

My Dear Srila Gurudeva,
please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.
All glories to Your divine appearance day.
These two weeks that I have traveled with you and Gurumata and served you along with so many wonderful devotees we have met on the way has been the greatest, causeless fortune upon this fallen servant. I feel this association has saved me by inspiring in me a new taste and determination for devotional service.
I have realized to some extent how all my life I have considered certain personalities to be my closest friends, so close that I cannot even distinct them from myself. But these two weeks have opened my eyes to see how useless friends these lust, anger, greed, madness, envy and illusion are.
A bogus guru may take away one's money but as we have heard from you, a bona fide spiritual master is he who takes away one's anxiety. These two weeks I have had a tangible experience of this. I have been busy with different services to you and Mataji so that I've had practically no time for anything else. Today I am simply begging that I can go on like this, the whole next year, and life after life, in your service with ever-increasing purity, love and devotion.
Only by your special mercy will this be possible so please accept me more and more in your service to the mission of Srila Prabhupada. I am a poor fool - with a drop of your mercy by which anything is possible, you Srila Gurudeva, the true friend of the poor, can make me a devotee and a worthy servant of the servant of the servant of your lotusfeet.
Your daughter,
Ahaituki Bhakti devi dasi

 From Bhaktivinode Das

My dear Srila Gurudeva,

Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

All glories to you!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada! 

nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
srimate sankarshan das adhikariti namine

nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine

Srila Gurudeva, it is because of your mercy and constant guidance that I am feeling so blissful and happy now. I am so foolish that was seeking pleasure from stool instead of relishing the holy name in ecstatic bliss. You saved me from getting lost in the whirlpool of maya. You are so kind to bestow your undeserving mercy on this mleccha. My rascal mind is so cruel but I am learning the art of taming my mind to act as a good friend. Though it looks like there are millions of miles to go in this path, by your grace, I have great hope for success and the means to the goal itself is so nice and a celebration at every moment. Thank you, Srila Gurudeva, for your guidance, support and unlimited kindness on this hard hearted soul. This debt that I owe you is so great that the material debts seem so puny and trivial. You often say these words "revolutionize the planet", "pure devotional service" and "spiritual purity". I pray to you that I develop my love for Krishna and become a useful tool in spreading this wonderful and amazingly sweet Krishna Consciousness movement. 

Thank you very very much, Srila Gurudeva,

Your aspiring servant,

Bhaktivinode das

From Dhanistha Devi Dasi

Om Ajnana-timirandhasya Jnananjana-salakaya
Caksur Unmilitam Yena Tasmai Sri-gurave Namah

I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has
opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with 
the torchlight of knowledge.

Nama Om Visnu-padaya Krishna-presthaya Bhu-tale
Srimate Sankarshan Das Adhikariti Namine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Sankarshan Das
Adhikari, who is very dear to Lord Sri Krishna, having taken shelter of 
His lotus feet.

My Dear Srila Gurudeva,

Krishna held the light so I could see the lifeline that you so graciously held out to me and helped me up out of the dark hole I was in. I will forever be grateful to you. I thank Lord Krishna every day for sending you to this earth so that you could rescue me from this material madness. I bow down to your lotus feet and work and pray each day that I can become the humble servant that you need me to be. I only wish to please you and Lord Krishna. 

Your Servant ,

Dhanistha Devi Dasi

From Guru Carana Padman devi dasi

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From Hari Priya devi dasi

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and all glories to You especially today on the celebration day of Your Sri Vyas Puja, the appearance day of my beloved Srila Gurudeva!

Nama om visnu padaya. Krsna prestaya bhutale
Srimati Sankarshan Das Adhikariti namine!!!

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare!

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare!

Please accept my humble offering to you on this auspicious day:

And if a fool tried shooting You 
with a rifle or a gun
I would jump in front of You
brave without any fear
to save Your life so precious
I do not care about mine
for You have saved me
my sweet Lord divine
Thine will be done 
and not mine!

To Your lotus feet I bow my head humbly offering my dandavats.

Your insignificant servant

Hari Kripa DD

From Jambavati devi dasi

My Dear Srila Gurudeva, Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and you! If not for your kindness to accept me as a disciple and initiate me, I should have probably already glided down into a lower birth due to still having so many material desires and not being fully Krishna Conscious when I had my stroke. But your compassion and the compassion of Lord Krishna and the Vaisnavas pulled me through and now with firm determination, having learned first hand how swiftly death can come, I have resolved to transmute my desires to the higher taste of Krishna Consciousness and make full use of the time Lord Krishna has given me. My only prayer is to become a pure devotee and to be engaged in His service and yours eternally.

With love on your appearance day,

Your devoted servant and disciple,
Jambavati Devi Dasi

From Guru Nishta devi dasi


Dear Gurudeva,


Please accept my humble obeisances!
All Glories To Srila Prabhupada!
All Glories to Sri Sri Guru & Gauranga!

On this holy day of your Vayasapuja I want to pay my obeisances unto your lotus feet and thank you for all the blessed things and instructions you have given for me.
By preaching in Bulgaria you have certainly given great joy to all the devoties by deliveing lectures full of bliss.
Thank you again and may Lord Krishna always be with you and in your mind and may alaways health and happiness be with you.

Your servants,
Guru Nishta dd,
Krishna dasa


From Guru Carana Padma devi dasi

My very dear Srila Gurudeva,

Please accept my most humble obeisances

all glories to Srila Prabhupada and all glories all glories to you.

I wish so much I could be with you today.

Please Gurudeva, Please forgive me for this very small attempt to Glorify you.

This last year Gurudeva, my life has changed from one end to the other. I feel like I've been caught in a hurricane with giant winds twirling me around, spinning me like a leaf from a tree, throwing me here and there.  But in spite of this huge storm ,I've stood tall and strong hanging as tight as I can to your Lotus feet. You saved my life again Gurudeva.

As a matter of fact, you save my life everyday, every second that I live, I live for you.Always hoping with all my heart that in a small tiny way, I can be of service to my dear Spiritual Master. Always hoping that what I do is pleasing you.  Right now for some reason that I cannot understand,  Krsna is keeping me physically very far from you. But its Ok, I trust Krsna completely  I know he's doing this and everything else for my own good. Even though it's very painfull to be far away from you, I kind of realize now that this pain is bringing me Peace and hapiness .  In a strange way that I am now beginning to see, this pain of separation is bringing me closer than ever to you.   I am bowed down at your Lotus feet always and forever, right there where ever you are...at every moment I am with you.

I see you in front of me , I hear your instructions, I see your sweet smile full of affection...

I feel Krsna Gurudeva, I feel Krsna through you...

Please Gurudeva, Please keep me at your Lotus feet eternally. Keep me safe there forever.   Your Glowing  Spiritual strenght  is so amazing and Powerfull, it comes straight from your heart full of Love and goes deep , deep into my heart.    I owe so so so much to you for allowing me to be your disciple and take shelter at your Lotus feet.  Knowing very well I do not deserve it, still you are so mercifull...  Please forgive all the offences I have made.  I miss you terribly Gurudeva.

And Please accept my most humble obeisances for ever...

Your eternal servant     

Guru Carana Padma devi dasi                                          


From Madhavi-lata devi dasi

nama om vishnu padaya krishna prestaya bhutale
srimate Sankarshan Das Adhikariti namine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Sankarshan Das Adhikari, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya, 
ar na koriho mane asa

My only desire is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth.

Madhavi-lata devi dasi


From Murari Caitanya Das

nama om visnu-padaya
krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
srimate sankarshan das adhikariti namine

Dear Srila Gurudeva,

Dandavat obeisances at your lotus feet. All glories to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

You travel constantly, ignoring your own material comforts to bring the fallen, conditioned souls back to Godhead. You are challenged and insulted, but you remain undisturbed, defeating all challengers with the authority of shastra. You have had an attempt to run you down, a car crash, and have been arrested while spreading the bliss of Krishna consciousness throughout the world with complete faith in Lord Krishna, completely surrendered to Him. You are a pure soul that thousands throughout the world look to for guidance and knowledge. I offer my obeisances again and again to my Spiritual Master without whom I would be nothing.

Since taking shelter at your lotus feet through unexpected initiation last year, my life has changed. Within a month and a half of initiation, I was able to take shelter of the temple and am now in the Lord's service 24 hours each day. This could only have taken place through the mercy of my Spiritual Master.
On this day, your Vyasa Puja day, I pray fervently that the Lord will give you even greater facility to preach this blissful knowledge so the entire world will be awash in Krishna Consciousness.

Your servant,

Murari Caitanya das

From Nitaicandra das, Gouracandra das

Hare Krishna dear Gurudeva and Vishnupriya Mataji, Please accept our most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

First we would like to congratulate you for the Vyasa Puja and for the beginning of the month of Kartik.
We are wishing you good health and all the best in the service of Srila Prabhupada.
We are very thankful for the enlightening association, the lectures, the personal service, the prasadam, and the wonderful initiation ceremony.
We hope these samskaras will stay in our hearts and will give us strength until out next meeting.
At the moment we are in Sofia and we are taking part of the Bhakta program. 
We did book distribution as well and for 2 days we did
7 books and preached to many young people who were interested.
We understood that without the association of the devotees we could easily deviate. The devotees requested us to visit them more often and to associate more between each other and to cooperate.
We will try to follow the instructions you gave us.
Gouracandra Prabhu feels that only now he can really appreciate everything you did for us.
At the moment we are very enthusiastic and we have a lot of energy to serve the devotees and to carry out our duties.

Again we offer to you our humble obeisances.

Your servants:
Nitaicandra das
Gouracandra das


Radhapriya devi dasi

My dear father, Srila Gurudeva, 
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Your Grace. 

Sakala janame pita, mata sabhe paya
Krsna-guru nahi mile bujhiha hiyaya

“ In every life one gets a father and mother. Rarely, however, does one obtain Guru and Krsna.” Bengali poem

On this most auspicious occasion of your transcendental appearance day, I will try to write some words in appreciation of Your Grace. Volumes upon volumes of words glorifying Your Grace written by the greatest linguists could not even begin to describe Your glories what to speak of a few words from a fallen conditioned soul like myself. 

As the years pass trying to practice Krishna consciousness, I realize more and more how completely dependent I am on You. I feel like You and Mataji are always pulling me along the pathway of Krishna consciousness. Time and time again You both do whatever it takes to pull me out of Maya and engage me in Krishna's service, yet for some reason or the other I foolishly and stubbornly keep crawling back to Maya. No matter how many times I fail at trying to serve You both or do things in an improper mood, You both are always more then willing to give me another chance. 

Your great level of compassion and tolerance for the fallen conditioned souls is beyond my comprehension. Every lava You dedicate to serving Srila Prabhupada and spreading Lord Caitanya’s mercy around the world. Every time I have the great opportunity to be in Your physical presence, I am always amazed to see how You are tirelessly working on guiding thousands and thousands of Your students at every moment. 

I sometimes wonder how a rascal like myself ever came into contact with a bona fide spiritual master, like Your Grace. Everything is due to Your mercy alone. On my own I am incapable of anything. Yet, foolishly I forget this and use whatever little independence I have improperly.

You have told me many, many times that vapuh is more important then vani. I have most recently read that by sincerely following our Spiritual Master’s instructions, the feeling of separation will be dissipated as the Spiritual Master is fully present in His instructions. Even though I am trying to follow the instructions You have given me, I still can not seem to rid myself of this intense feeling of separation from You, Guru Mata and Sri Sri Radha-Damodara. I’m guessing this is due to my endeavors lacking intensity and sincerity, as well as my improper service mood.

On this most auspicious day, I would like to try to reciprocate with You in some way for the causeless mercy You are bestowing upon me at every second. However, when searching for something that I can offer You of any worth I find I have no assets. The only thing You will accept for paying my debt, is that what You are giving me, as Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur says, Gurudeva, Your mercy is all that I am made of. In this connection You explain that trying to repay the debt we have to our Spiritual Master is like trying to repay someone you owe some money to by borrowing more money from that same person. In other words rather then resolve my debt, I become more and more indebted to You. 

All I can do is try to overcome this false pride by falling at Your lotus feet and begging for Your mercy and blessings, for without Your mercy I am nowhere and there is no hope for me. Please Srila Gurudeva, help me to overcome all these material attachments, impure motives, anarthas within my heart and help me to understand what is holding me back from fully surrendering myself unto Your lotus feet. 

Srila Prabhupada told His disciples, “You mentioned that your pathway has become filled with stumbling blocks, but there are no stumbling blocks, I can kick out all those stumbling blocks immediately, provided you accept my guidance. With one stroke of my kick I can kick out all stumbling blocks.”

Since You are Srila Prabhupada’s empowered representative, I have full confidence that You can do the same for all of us, provided we hold our end by accepting whatever guidance You give us. Please Srila Gurudeva, despite my innumerable disqualifications, please always help me to remember and implement Your instructions, and keep me engaged in Your service and safely under the shelter of Your lotus feet. Please help me to get rid of my false sense of independence and help me realize that real independence lies in surrender to the lotus feet or Sri Guru, Gauranga and the Vaishnavas. 

Your eternal servant, 
Radhapriya devi dasi

From Sevananda Das

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From Vrindavan Das, Pournamasi devi, Lalita Devi dasi, Purushottam Das, Pavan Sarovara devi dasi

On the auspicious occasion of Vyasa Puja, we offer our obeisances due to debility in our movements; we are not able to serve, as disciples should.

Guruji you have showmen us the path to walk the spiritual path. You have shown us to do sadhana and love Krishna. Krishna is state of being. He is personification joy. We have to be a committed listener to what the guru says to grasp his teachings. If we are family sickness like any other sickness incapacitates us. The guru has divine grace. He understands the ways of the world and the law of destiny. He is a realized being simple and loving. He does not covet anything from disciples but our sins and anxieties. He is one who makes you free. He is one who delivers to freedom.

Kabir the saint sang, " If is the mercy of my guru that has made me to know the unknown ; have learned from him how to walk without feet, to see without eyes, to hear without ears to drink without mouth, to fly without wings, I have brought my love and my meditation into the land where there is no sun and moon , nor day and night.

When you are pulled towards a guru, you are pulled in words. The more you became attracted towards guru, the more you become independent. The more you surrendered to the guru, the more you feel you have freedom you never had before. The guru functions as a mediator because you cannot go directly. He will help you to be self. Without a guru fritters away our lives wondering in the winding path of ignorance we are beset with natural and man made calamities, we remain fearful and anxious and our minds and bodies suffer on account of this. The guru can lead his disciples to the vision of god. He elevates them to higher levels vidaya should be obtained by humility without humility we cannot understand the teachings of the guru.

Guruji your explanations and interpretations of Bhagavatam are enlightening us. Like Gayatri mantra, you are illuminating our lives with:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare'


Always we pray for your blessings. Pranam.

Vrindavan Das
Pournamasi devi
Lalita Devi dasi
Purushottam Das
Pavan Sarovara devi dasi

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