nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedant-svaminn iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
My simple prayer is that Lord Krsna bless me to be an enthusiastic member of Srila Prabhupada’s sankirtana party. Srila Prabhupada’s pure loving service to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu inspired the Lord to reveal Himself in the most powerful and enchanting way. We can all participate in that unique revelation by enthusiastically assisting Srila Prabhupada in his unique service to the Lord.
Sincere service to Srila Prabhupada in his sankirtana activities quickly and easily elevates us beyond the predictable misery of selfishness. Service to Srila Prabhupada is the best way to water the root of our existence, and thus achieve eternal peace and happiness. Let us try to put his pleasure above our own, for only thus will we be happy in this world and the next.
Srila Prabhupada’s pleasure is sublime and selfless; he seeks the eternal happiness of all living beings. Trusting in his mercy and that of Lord Krishna, let us rededicate ourselves to his mission, which is identical to that of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai.
From one who aspires to serve him,
Hridayananda Dasa Goswami
September 5, 2007