In the letter below, Sriman Vrajanath presents his response to Srila Giri Maharaja’s letter to him dated 12/29/14 published on this website as One Worldwide Acharya? Sriman Vrajanatha Seeks Clarity: Srila Giri Maharaja Responds
Published by permission of the author.
On Dec 30, 2014, Asesor Tecnico wrote:
Dear Sripad Bhakti Kiran Giri Maharaja, please accept my dandavats.
Thanks for your answer, help and information.
Respectfully I have to say that Srila Gurudeva didn´t named six acharyas to succeed him, He named six Acharyas to cooperate and Help Nirmal Acharya M. , For me is very clear the administrative issues stated by Gurudev Govinda Maharaja on His “Last Will”, related to the Trust and their members, on Govinda´s Maharaja own words: “They have to help and cooperate with Nirmal Acharya Maharaja, and He will be the President”. Even for the administrative issues is very clear the superior position of Nirmal Acharya Maharaja over all the members of the trusts, Acharya Board and so on, their members have to be submissed to the President Nirmal Acharya Maharaja. Even for administrative purposses, they are not the same, there is a hierarchy, they are not at the same level.
A higher consideration for me is not the administrative issues, more important for me, is the inherent divine line of disciplic succession stated by Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaja showing His own inner wish. Besides the administrative issues like ” The regional Acharyas”, (Acharyas Board) for diferent areas, regions, countries and so on, is very clear manifested the decisión of our Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaja: ” The successor Acharya, Nirmal Acharya Maharaja is not only the regional Acharya for India, Mauritues and so on. More important, He was designated as the one single sucesor Acharya of the SCSMath and the Mission”. Concerning the inner wish of Gurudev i have compilled some evidences, you can see following
If it is suppossed to be true, as you said, that six acharyas were apointed to succeed him, Why He specifically said at the end of the will: There will be one single Acharya, Sevaite and President of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. That will be Sri Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya, because he has been rendering service, taking all trouble and responsibility upon himself. No one else will be entitled to do the same.
Gurudev used the words Math and Mission. Mission clearly refers to the whole Mission, otherwise He would distinguish between one or another. When you use words like church, mankind or many others, if you don differentiate you refer to the generic, wide and universal used meaning of that Word. When you specify, you differentiate. Gurudev never differentiate, He always used the words Math and Mission whithout specifying which Math or Mission, it automatically refers you to the generic, wide and universal meaning of the Word.
There are more evidences as following:
>>> EVIDENCE 1: Excerpts from the wrote last will an testament
I declare that after my demise: Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj shall succeed me as President Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math,
…..it is my last desire and direction to all my loyal disciples, male and female, of Western and Eastern countries and to the devoted associates under my shelter, that all of them will obey the President Acharya Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj, remain faithful to him and continue to render assistance in the Seva affairs of Sri Math.
I find that Sriman Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj is competent to become the next Sevaite Acharya after me. I have my good wishes, affection and love for Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj, and it is my last desire that each of the devotees and disciples from the Math and Mission will cooperate with him, as he has been rendering service to the Math untiringly, being completely loyal to me, and is always acting for the well-being of the Math. And this is my order and last desire.
Any person who will be unable to accept this direction of mine declaring Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj as the next Acharya of this Math will have to leave this Math and not disturb the peace of the Math. This is not only my desire but also the desire of Srila Guru Maharaj. If my desire and the desire of Srila Guru Maharaj are respected, then this Mission will run smoothly.
There will be one single Acharya, Sevaite and President of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. That will be Sri Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya, because he has been rendering service, taking all trouble and responsibility upon himself. No one else will be entitled to do the same.
>> EVIDENCE 2: Excerpts from the recorded conversation between Srila Govinda Maharaj and Mahananda D. B. R. on September 13, 2008. There is a tape recording as evidence, you can listening here:
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. at present I am seeing that Acharya Maharaj is the fittest man as Acharya, Sevaite, President; then I am… it is my order, my wish, my well-wishes, and my affection, love, at present with Acharya Maharaj.
But whole of the Mission will be respected by the devotees, and as a chief leader, Acharya Maharaj will be best. Overall, they will cooperate with Acharya [Maharaj]. Everyone cooperate with Acharya [Maharaj], this is my desire, Last Will and Testament
>> EVIDENCE 3. Srila Gonvinda Maharaj publickly declared Nirmal Acharya Maharaja, as His sucesor and the next Acharya of the SCSMath at the grand gathering of devotees on the Nat Mandir in His Sri Vyasa Puja, on 4th December 2009. From This there is a video recording: LINK TAKEN DOWN BY HOST
>>> EVIDENCE 4. Nirmal Acharya was the only one who Srila Govinda Maharaj composed the Pranam Mantra. No one else: LINK TAKEN DOWN BY HOST
>>> EVIDENCE 5. Nirmal Acharya Maharaja was the only stated on the Guru Parampara by Srila Govinda Maharaj Himself on the Chant “Sri Guru Parampara, verse 11”, after Him, and after S. Bhakti Raksak Sridhar M.
>>> EVIDENCE 6. On the first meeting all the Acharya Board members 08 – April 2010, they confirm tthat Srila Govinda Maharaj, on the repeated last will and testament decisión over the years, was to apoint Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, as the next Acharya of the Math. On that letter they said, that Srila Gurudev has clearly expressed His desire that the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math will continue as an unified Mission under the guidance of Srila Acharya Maharaja, and that anyone who can not follow that decisión, must leave the Misssion whithout disturbance. They also stated that Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, is the Chairman of that Acharya Board.
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For me there is no any doubt, as I have demostrated, that Nirmal Acharya Maharaja is the only one appointed Sucesor Acharya by Gurudev Govinda Maharaja of all His Maths and Mission, enough evidences.
Thanks for your time and Help, dandavats.