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H.D. Goswami’s 1996 Vyasa Puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada


nama om visnu-padaya Krishna-presthaya bhu-tale
Srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

On June 22, 1975, in Los Angeles, you declared that if your disciples were able to take positions as professors of philosophy and religion in the American universities, that this would “save America” and make America the true leader of the world. You declared this while discussing a proposal that we establish a Krishna conscious program of studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. You also stated that this program would “take some time” to manifest. Now, by your causeless mercy, it appears that this program’s time has come, and we are simply begging at your lotus feet that you kindly shower your blessings so that America can be truly be saved and lead the world to spiritual salvation.

With the passing of years, we see more and more clearly that Lord Krishna is our only true leader and that you are His pure and greatest representative. Only Lord Krishna and His pure devotees enjoy perfect intelligence, and therefore we humbly beg to be your willing and worthy servants.

Eternally at your feet,
Hridayananda Dasa Goswami
1996