2016 Vyasa Puja Offerings for Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja

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Dear Sripad Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaj,

Please accept our humble obeisances on this most auspicious day.
Lilavati Devi and I are wishing you a very happy birthday and we hope there is some cake for you.

Ud Cake for BKG 2016

Your friends and servants,

Uddharan dasa & Lilavati Devi dasi


All Glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga,

I am certainly not qualified to say anything to the assembled Devotees, and disciples, what to speak of His Grace, who was the first Westerner to take Sanyasa initiation from Srila Guru Maharaja, BR Shridhar Maharaja.

Sripad Giri Maharaja has persevered in the “Search For Sri Krishna” while so many stalwarts have fallen by the wayside. All glories to him, and I wish him all the best. May Sri Sri Gaur-Nitai shower their Grace upon him.

Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja ki jai!

Humbly, Krishna-Balaram das


I respectfully offer my dandavat pranams to Srila Bhakti Kana Giri Maharaja on the occasion of his Vyasa Puja.

Maharaja, we have over 27 years association. You would think, that after so much time I would have something substantial, or at least clever, to say.

Alas, I have nothing to offer, except the hope that I can continue to render some service as I follow you down the ever narrowing path of exclusive devotion in the line of Srila Sridhar Maharaja and Srila Govinda Maharaja!

Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja Ki Jai!

Gokulananda das


Lilas Cake for BKG

Birthday cake prepared by Lila Sundari Devi dasi for His Divine Grace.


I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him.

Dear Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja,

I am on the ground at your lotus feet offering my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Govinda Maharaja, Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Swami Maharaja. All glories to you on this most auspicious day of your vyaspuja!

I offer you my life and everything I own. It is all at your disposal to do as you wish.

By His mercy I was led to your shelter and you welcomed me even after seeing the miserable state I am in. I am caught in the turbulent, dark waters of Maya’s angry ocean, tossed by the waves, drowning in misery and pleasure seeking, and you are the lighthouse on the shore. I see your beacon shining through the eternal night beckoning me to follow you to safety.

Your patience and tolerance with this fallen jiva soul has been inexhaustible. I read and re-read your letters to me and each time I do, I find a new gem of wisdom to carry with me as I walk through this illusion. Your knowledge and compassion have helped to clear away the foggy breath of Kali Yuga and your words have sparked a new perception.

In a letter to me immediately following my initiation you said: “I expect our relationship will certainly develop further, as you hope. It is an eternal relationship. The guru is our eternal guide, guardian and well-wisher.”  This quote I have not taken lightly.  You have accepted me as you disciple to guide and protect me what offering could ever be appropriate? There can be none. I am not worthy to be at your feet.

One of my most cherished slokas from the Bhagavad-gita:

Bhagavad-gita 4.34

tad viddhi praṇipātena
paripraśnena sevayā
upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ
jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ
Word for word:

tat — that knowledge of different sacrifices; viddhi — try to understand; praṇipātena — by approaching a spiritual master; paripraśnena — by submissive inquiries; sevayā — by the rendering of service; upadekṣyanti — they will initiate; te — you; jñānam — into knowledge; jñāninaḥ — the self-realized; tattva — of the truth; darśinaḥ — seers.

Translation:

Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth.

Purport:

“The path of spiritual realization is undoubtedly difficult. The Lord therefore advises us to approach a bona fide spiritual master in the line of disciplic succession from the Lord Himself. No one can be a bona fide spiritual master without following this principle of disciplic succession. The Lord is the original spiritual master, and a person in the disciplic succession can convey the message of the Lord as it is to his disciple.”

I approached you and you took me in. How can I ever offer a service equal to the service you have given me? I cannot. It is impossible. I beg to be forever at the dust of your lotus feet. To let nothing ever come between us. I will continue to do my best to serve you.

Everyday you are with me, in my mind and in my heart. As I go about my daily duties I never forget Your Divine Grace, nor do I forget to be grateful for your guidance. I look forward to our communication through letters and although I cannot be with you there physically on this most auspicious day, please know that  me and my family are remembering you and celebrating with you from afar. We wish you the most eternal blessings, good health and perfect harmony.

Your foolish servants life after life,

Jagadananda das,  Malini devi dasi, Siddhartha, and Lily Ann.


Ваша Божественная милость! Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharadja, позвольте мне в столь знаменательное и радостное событие приподнести Вашей Милости моё глубочайшее почтение и уважение в пыли Ваших лотосных стоп. Позвольте предложить Вашей Милости мои смиренные поклоны и пранама мантрам.

Шрила Вишванатхи Чакраварти Тхакур говорит в своей молитве:

САКШАД-ДХАРИТВЕНА САМАСТА-ШАСТРАИР
УКТАС ТАТХА БХАВЙАТА ЭВА САДБХИХ
КИНТУ ПРАБХОР ЙАХ ПРИЙА ЭВА ТАСЙА
ВАНДЕ ГУРОХ ШРИ-ЧАРАНАРАВИНДАМ

“Духовном учителю следует оказывать то же почтение, что и Верховному Господу, обо Он–Его ближайший слуга. Так гласят все богооткровенные писания, и этому указанию следуют все авторитеты. Духовный учитель–истинный представитель Шри Хари(Кришны), и я в глубоком почтении склоняюсь к его лотосным стопам.”

Вы Ачарьядев являетесь подлинным духоным наставником в приемственности учителей, которые осознали Абсолютную Истину.

В “Мукунда Упанишаде”(1.2.12.)сказано:

ТАД-ВИДЖНАНАРТХАМ СА ГУРУМ ЭВАБХИГАЧЧХЕТ САМИТ-ПАНИХ ШРОТРИЙАМ БРАХМА-НИШТХАМ

“Чтобы постичь трансцендентную науку, надо обратиться к подлинному духовному наставнику в приемственности учителей, который утвердился в Абсолютной Истине”.

Богооткровенная Истина передаётся по цепи ученической приемственности начиная с Брахмы творца нашей вселенной. От Брахмы к Нараде, от Нарады к Вьясе от Вьясы к Мадхве и т.д. до Господа Гауранги.

Знание, которое по Вашей великой милости мы получаем неотлично от того, что передавал Сам Господь и приемственность ачарьев в наставлении линии Брахмы. Вы являетесь Ачарья в ряду наставников Шри Рупы Госвами, который является представителем Господа Шри Чайтанья Девы. Я ещё и ёщё раз склоняюсь в смиренном поклоне перед Вами и предлагаю служение Вашим лотосным стопам, чтобы получит благословение, позволяющее понять и усвоить трансцендентное знание, которое Вы милостиво передаёте от сердца к сердцу через трансцендентный звук, проходящий из Той духовной субстанции сюда, через Ваше посредство от Вьясадевы.

Багавад-гита нас учит(4.34):

ТАД ВИДХИ ПРАНИПАТЕНА ПАРИПРАШНЕНА СЕВАЙА
УПАДЕКШЙАНТИ ТЕ ДЖАНАМ ДЖАНАНИНАС ТАТТВА ДАРШИНАХ

“Обратись к настоящему духовному наставнику. Сначала предайся ему, а затем постарайся его понять ,
задавая вопросы и служа ему. Мудрый духовный наставник просвятит тебя трансцендентным знанием,
ибо он уже постиг Абсолютную Истину.”

Слушать Ачарью нужно без возражений, терпеливо, последовательно, ибо Сама Абсолютная Истина
говорит с нами через его святые уста, тогда он прольёт на нас свою беспричинную милость.

Милость Ачарьи заключается в том, чтобы в прошествии миллионов и миллионов жизней в этом материальном мире,мы наконец, воспользовались таким редким шансом,предоставляемым нам ,и получив его милость вернулись домой обратно к Богу, в нашу родную землю вечной бескорыстной, самозабвенной Божественной лучезарной безумной, блаженной любви! Вступи на землю жертвенной любви, где ты из вечности, знания и блаженства предпочтёшь вечную блаженную любовную жертву! И это осуществимо только милостью Ачарьи-духовного учителя! Так склоняюсь я к лотосоподобным стопам своего духовного учителя Ачарьи Его Божественной Милости Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja, со своей стороны я должна внимательно с верой, с величайшим смирением, искренностью
и терпением, без предубеждённости и предрассудков слушать Его Божественную Милость, со всей решимостью и уверенностью следовать Его наставлениям, поклоняться Его лотосоподобным стопам, выражать всяческое почтение и безусловное благоговение, уважение, чтобы смогла развить в себе желание служить Господу и всем живым существам.

Да будет мой дорогой духовный учитель Шрила Бхакти Канан Гири Махарадж прославлен во всех трёх мирах!

Лакшмиприя Деви Даси

 

English Translation:

Your divine mercy! Om Vishnu Pad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharadja, let me in so momentous and happy occasion to present to Your Grace my deepest reverence and respect in the dust of your lotus feet. Let me offer to Your Grace my humble obeisances and pranama mantras.

Srila Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakur said in his prayer:

Saksad-dharitvena Samast-SHASTRAIRUKTAS
tatha bhavyata EVA SADBHIHKINTU
prabhor yah priya EVA TASYAVANDE
guroh SRI caranaravindam

“Spiritual teacher should have the same respect as that of the Supreme Lord, becouse He is – His closest servant. So says all the revealed scriptures and followed by all the orders of the authorities. The spiritual teacher – a true representative of Sri Hari (Krishna), and I offer my respectful obeisances at his lotus feet. ”

You, Acharyadev – is a true spiritual master in the succession of teachers
who have realized the Absolute Truth.

In “Mukunda Upanishad” (. 1.2.12) it is said:

TAD-vijnanartham sa gurum evabhigacchet Samiti-panih srotriyam Brahma nistham

“To understand the transcendental science, one must approch the true spiritual teachers in succession,
which has established Himself in the Absolute Truth.”

Revealed Truth is passed through the chain of disciplic succession beginning with Brahma, the creator of the universe. From Brahma to Narada, from Narada to Vyasa from Vyasa to Madhva, etc. to Lord Gauranga.
The knowledge that by Your Great Grace, that are not different from what is conveyed by the Lord Himself,
and the succession of the acaryas in the instruction line of Brahma. You are Acharya among teachers from Sri Rupa Goswami, who is a representative of Lord Sri Chaitanya line. I am more and more times to offer humble bow before you and offer the service to Your Lotus Feets, to receive a blessing, allowing to understand and assimilate the transcendental knowledge, that you kindly pass from heart to heart, through the transcendental sound passing from the spiritual substance here, through Your the medium of Vyasadeva.

Bhagavad Gita teaches us to (4.34):

TAD vidham pranipatena
pariprasnena sevaya
upadeksyanti te Gianni
DZHANANINAS TATTVA darsinah

Go (aproch) to spiritual master. Initially devoted to Him, and then try to understand Him, asking questions, and serving Him. Wise spiritual master enlighten you with transcendental knowledge, for he already understood the Absolute Truth. ”

Wee mast Listen Acharya without objection, patiently, consistently, becouse the Absolute Truth speaks to us through His holy mouth, then He will shed on us His causeless mercy.

Grace Acharya is so – that after millions and millions of lives in this material world, we finally took advantage
of this rare opportunity, provided to us, and received His Grace – to back home, back to God, in our native land
of eternal selfless, selfless Divine radiant insane, blessed love! Join the ground sacrificial love, where are youwill suprass eternity, knowledge and bliss – and choose eternal blissful loving sacrifice! And it can be done only by the grace of the spiritual master, Acharya! So, inclined me to the lotus feet of my spiritual master Acharya His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja, and I offer pranam to Him with my 2 hands, so I must with faith, with the greatest humility, sincerity and patience, without of prejudice and superstition listen His Divine Grace, with determination and confidence to follow His teachings, worship His Lotus Feet, to express every possible respect and unconditional reverence, respect, so I will be able to develop a desire to serve God and all living creatures.

May my dear spiritual master Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja glorified in all the three worlds!

Laksmipriya Devi Dasi


KDd Offering to BKG 2016

Vyasa Puja offering to Srila Giri Maharaja, prepared by Krishnagi Devi dasi.