Saturday, May 8, 2010
Kirtiraj Prabhu remembers:
I have such fond memories of him when we spent time together every year in Vrindaban on parikrama. His tours around the many Braja holy places opened my eyes, Haripuja's eyes and those of our children, to the most wonderful and glorious places of pilgrimage and the super-excellent pastimes of the Lord and His associates.
As I told him on the phone, my family and I and thousands of devotees the world over, are eternally indebted to him for the service he rendered to all of us. He was always enthusiastic to take us on pilgrimage, whether it was hundreds of devotees, or just a few of us. He was NEVER discouraged by any obstacles in our journey to the places of the Lord's pastimes and he took us to places that no one else did, even to villages where we would beg a roti and a glass of buttermilk. His tours were never about him, they were about Krishna and what mercy Srila Prabhupada has given us.
I haven't seen Padma in so many years but over those years, I have thought of him often.
I love Padma for the wonderful devotee he is and I always will.
Quolities of KRISHNA - Srimad Bhagavatam class by Padmalochan Das in Sri Dham Mayapur
Ravi Prabhu remembers:
Prabhu has always been so kind to me. I remember last year at Gaura Purnima time, sitting with him next to Tulsi down beside the Ganges and just taking in the environment. He was quiet, thinking...then he said 'do you see that boat there, what stops it from going away?' 'It is the anchor' he said, you have to find something spiritual/devotional that you do every day, that nothing can stop you from doing, that becomes part of your existence so much that that habit will continue into your next life'
Such a nice memory. I will miss him dearly, he is a great devotee and a friend.
Glory of Vaisnavas - Srimad Bhagavatam class by Padmalochan Das, Mayapur
Glory of Tulasi - Srimad Bhagavatam class by Padmalochan Das in Sri Dham Mayapur
Posted by Padmalocan Das (ACBSP-1971)