Sriman Mahananda Das Bhakti Ranjan Prabhu and Sripad BK Giri Swami: Inaugural Message!


Inaugural Message

Below is an email I recently sent to Sriman Mahananda Das Bhakti Ranjan Prabhu along with his reply. It includes some candid thoughts and observations regarding Srila Govinda Maharaja’s visit to Veracruz, Mexico and Soquel/San Jose California. I had not intended it for public discussion but at the request of Mahananda Prabhu I acceded to it’s being posted on the Navadwipa Math website. He, in turn, agreed to allow me to post his response here.

Listening to his voice memo response to my email and hearing his very charitable words in my regard might cause one to wonder if I have not conceived this as a means of self aggrandizement. That may or may not be. Please, however, consider, as I have, the value of the tone and words of Mahananda Prabhu as an edifying dialogue that reveals the tendency of the devotees to always see beyond the faults of others, such as myself, to encourage our further progress.

In addition I was also pleased to hear his recognition of the seva of Srimati Lila Sundari Devi. I may recognize her steadfast service to our mission but it is even more satisfying to hear it expressed by others. For a long time I had hoped to develop a forum for discussion which reached beyond the doors of our Math in New Jersey.… Read More...