Srila Swami Maharaja “Letter to Srila Govinda Maharaja – 1955”


Srila Sridhar Maharaja, Srila Govinda Maharaja & Srila AC Bhakti Vedanta Swami Maharaja in Navadwip India 1973

December 16, 1955

His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Kolerganj
P.O. Nabadwip, Dist. Nadia (West Bengal)

My Dear Sripad Govinda Maharaja:This morning I received two copies of your ‘Gaudiya Darshan’ and I was very glad to see its appearance. When I was at Mathura I heard from Sripad Keshava Maharaja that His Holiness Sripad Sridhar Maharaja is going to publish ‘Gaudiya Darshan” and today I find it actually in hand.I cannot but offer my congratulations to your Holiness. Because I know if anything has been done it is due to your energy. I can understand now why Sripad Sridhar Maharaja bestowed all his mercy upon you. He rightly found in you some dormant energy for future action and we can see that it is now fructifying duly.I have read with great interest your articles especially the one which is named as ‘Chalar Pathe‘. It is not only very amusing but also instructive. Simple dry philosophical arguments will not be appealing nowadays to people in general. They will like to read such articles as written by you with greater relish. In this article I can find out that you have really some parts and in time you can become a great transcendental humorist in the art of journalism.

You have complete mercy of your Divine master and you can depend on his blessings for your future improvement. I sincerely wish you all success- undoubtedly you are in the highest order of Varnasram Dharma but we cannot forget that you belong to the category of our affectionate sons. We cannot forget all such filial love for you and when we see that you are improving in all respects it gladdens our heart. I have just written a letter to Sripad Goswami Maharaja and in that letter the following statements have been carried to him.

The wordings are as follows: “This day we have received two copies of Gaudiya Darshan from Sripad Sridhar Maharaja’s Math at Nabadwip. The starting is very good and I quite appreciated the endeavor of Sripad Maharaja, although very late. It is better late than never. He has a very good assistant in the young Govinda Maharaja and I think it is a good attempt.”

Your poem on Vasita is also good. All these show that you have good tact and may God help you more and more. Sripad Sridhar Maharaja’s article on Gaudiya Darshan is philosophical and if he so desires I can get it translated into English by myself and get it published in the Shri Sajjanatoshani Patrika.

I understand that Sripad Maharaja is out on pilgrimage and you can let me know his opinion when he comes back or earlier according to your convenience.

Hope you are well. Vrindavan wanted to live with me and so he has come here from Calcutta just a few before.

Where is Madhusudan Maharaja? Please convey my dandavats to all of the Vaishnavas.
With my regards for you all. Yours Affectionately,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami