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In praise of Vaishnavas ,part II - open letter

TarunGovindadas - Sun, 30 Jan 2005 17:32:18 +0530
Dear Malati dd, dear Madhavaji!
Dandavat pranams.
Joy Sri Radhe!
Joy Srila Gurudeva!

this morning, during my bhajan-hours, i got some very nice realizations and
some very heartfelt thoughts crept into my silly mind.

as i was sitting there, staring at my little altar, with those new "initiation"-pictures,
i suddenly felt so happy and comfortable.

like a movie, my time at Sri Radhakunda with you gentle souls just passed before my inner eyes.

our meeting at the MVT, your very friendly "welcoming-us", it was so nice
to finally meet you.
i sweetly remembered our first evening there at the Holiest Lake.
you so kindheartedly showed me around and i just loved to be taken care of.
last time i was there, i felt overwhelmingly alone. but in your association i could feel safe and guided.
then as we met Srila Gurudeva for the first, i felt totally at home.
i guess you both really dont know what ecstatically wonderful seva you do to fallen souls like me.
without you i would have never been able to make those precious steps i made.
thank you again and again.

having very little time for yourselves, you took me on Goverdhan-parikrama the next day. how merciful. i felt again taken care of like a little child.
when i woke up that day, i knew that all was fine.

and this morning i vividly remembered my diksha-day. my dream came true.
and all the arrangements around it.
the room you provided, first of all.
then you took care of Moni and her friends, we later met , took lunch prasadam...
again i want to say to you to make you realize what wonderful things you did to us (Moni & me). we felt so HAPPY.

whenever i re-think these awesome, out-of-this-world days, i also remember your patience, Madhavaji, with my mleccha-passion and my arrogance...
and i remember your kindness, dear Malati dd, always thinking of the well-being of others.
i was so thankful that i could do some small seva for you (bread, little cooking, veggies). but thats just like a drop compared to the ocean of mercy you gave me (and thus also Moni).

day by day i am allowed to feel what it meant, this incredible trip to the realm of devotion, to the lotus feet of a true Gurudeva.

thanks to you, my dear gentle souls.
and i guess many of us here feel similarly thankful.

so i am showing you my heart and there are those letters on it:


Tamal Baran das - Sun, 30 Jan 2005 19:36:31 +0530
Anybody said to you previously that you are cool emo type dude?
Nicely said.
From all the devotees in Germany i mostly remember you because of your kindness and honest feelings for devotees and people.

So now...just don't say that it is not hands and mercy of Sri Sri Radha Krishna that we are all together here in this forum...... smile.gif
Tapati - Mon, 31 Jan 2005 04:55:52 +0530

May we all be so beautifully thankful for our good associates and well-wishers along the way during our spiritual journey.

Blessed Be to the assembled Vaishnavas and their associates!
TarunGovindadas - Mon, 31 Jan 2005 11:05:41 +0530
Madhava - Mon, 31 Jan 2005 16:14:38 +0530
Ahem... blush.gif Thank you!
TarunGovindadas - Mon, 31 Jan 2005 17:19:40 +0530
no need to blush.gif

very much need to w00t.gif

honestly, it came from the heart.