sri sri guru gauranga jayatah!

Rays of The Harmonist On-Line Centennial Edition

Year 3, Issue 6,  Amāvasyā Special Edition
Posted: 10 July 2021

Dedicated to and Inspired by
nitya-lila pravista om visnupada

Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja

Ready to Send Funds in Guru-sevā

A letter to a younger god-brother

by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja 

Śrī Keśavajī Gauḍīya Maṭha, Mathurā

17 June, 1965

Appearing in English for the first time

Gurudeva smiling

Śrī Śrī Guru-Gaurāṅgau Jayataḥ

Śrī Keśavajī Gauḍīya Maṭha
Kaṁsa-ṭīlā P.O. Mathurā

śrī śrī vaiṣṇava-caraṇe daṇḍavat-nati pūrvikeyam – I first of all offer my obeisances at the feet of the Vaiṣṇavas.

Ānanda, I received your letter dated 15.06.65 and became familiar with the specific contents. Even before receiving your letter, a thought arose in my heart similar to the thought that arose in yours, that due to lack of funds, there may be some insufficiency in service to Śrīla Gurudeva. For this reason, 4–5 days ago, I informed Paryaṭaka Mahārāja by letter that if in personal service to Śrīla Gurudeva or for any other purpose there is a need of money, then simply by his hint to me, I will send the money. I told him to not hesitate in any way. 

So far I have not received any response from Paryaṭaka Mahārāja. If required, I will definitely arrange to send money. You should not worry about this. I will send it on the slightest indication. What else? I received a letter from there [Navadvīpa] that Śrīla Gurudeva’s health is somewhat better than before.

Pūjyapāda Narasiṁha Mahārāja has been summoned by the TB hospital in Vṛndāvana. If he doesn’t present himself there before 28.06.65, he will not be admitted there again.

We all are fine here. I am glad to hear that Śrīpāda Vāmana Mahārāja’s health is good at present. I am concerned to know about the ill health of Śrīpāda Urdhvamanthī Mahārāja. How is your health now? Convey my daṇḍavat to the Vaiṣṇavas there. 

I conclude here.

Praying for a particle of the Vaiṣṇavas mercy,
Śrī Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa

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