sri sri guru gauranga jayatah!

Rays of The Harmonist On-Line Centennial Edition

Year 2, Issue 4,  Amāvasyā Speical Edition
Posted: 23 April 2020

Dedicated to and Inspired by
nitya-lila pravista om visnupada

Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja

Encouraging A Younger Godbrother

A letter by
Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja

Gurudeva smiling


Śrī Śrī Guru Gaurāṅgau Jayataḥ 

Śrī Keśavajī Gauḍīya Maṭha
P.O. Mathurā (U.P.) 

Offering prostrated obesiences at the lotus feet of Śrī Śrī Vaiṣṇava.


Today I received your letter dated 13 May 1958 and came to know all the news. I was very delighted to receive your letter after so long, but saddened to know that you had had Pox. Knowing that now you are recovering makes me peaceful. Mukunda prabhu in Chuṅchurā is also recovering his health. I received a letter from pūjyapāda Vāmana Mahārāja also.

What happened with the deity installation program in the Śrī Goloka-gañja Gauḍīya Maṭha? How is the work on the temple going on and what is the response – sympathy – of the local people to our maṭha? You did not mention anything about how the preaching is going or that the congregation is increasing. It therefore seems that the preaching activities are not going well.

Please convey my daṇḍavat praṇāmas to pūyapāda Trivikrama Mahārāja, Śrīnivāsa prabhu, Bhāgavata prabhu, Sudāma prabhu and all of the other Vaiṣṇavas there.  

[Kindly] plead for the grace of most worshipful Śrīla Gurudeva upon this destitute (dīna) and wretched (hīna) person by mentioning me at his reddish lotus feet, and convey my infinite prostrated obesiences at his lotus feet. 

The health of pūyapāda Nārasiṁha Mahārāja is the same as before. Devena, Rāmeśvara and a new devotee named Citrañjana are enthusiastically performing hari-sevā and hari-bhajana. The bhajana of Gauracāṅda and Govinda prabhu is also going well. It is only me whose anarthas are increasing. 

You are fortunate. Without deviation, continue serving Śrīla Gurudeva with your body, mind and words. What else is there to write? I am sorrowful for Vidyānidhi. 

Praying for the mercy of Śrī Guru and the Vaiṣṇavas
Śrī Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa

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