He has not just captivated all the residents of India, but the entire world, with the brilliance of his scholarship. When the great thinkers of distant Western countries beheld his visionary, philosophical genius, they became astounded and fell at his feet. The adherents of opposing schools of thought, who know that his logical refutations of their doctrines are as severe as bolts of lightning, remain perpetually terrorized. The immovable, impenetrable expanse of his philosophical conclusions regarding service to Adhokṣaja, He who exists beyond sense perception, has forced the peaks of towering, snow-capped mountains to bow to him in veneration. Today, many people are tormented by the anguish of separation that arose because he has concealed himself from us.
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It can be observed that in Vaiṣṇava sampradāyas, some Vaiṣṇavas are conventional. Their teachings and approach uphold the age old traditions of the sampradāya and maintain the mādhurya (sweetness) of the sampradāya’s line of thought. And some Vaiṣṇavas are unconventional in their method of propagating the divine message of the Lord and His devotees. They manifest audārya (magnanimity), being completely innovative in their way of propagating the precepts of bhakti far and wide.
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If the personal associates of Bhagavān did not display an intense effort to perform service to Śrī Hari by enacting pastimes such as appearing in a lowly family or undergoing various calamities, afflictions, dangers, sickness or lamentation, then the conditioned souls, fallen and arrested in the material prison-house of three-fold-miseries, would never be inspired to begin to turn their faces toward their own auspiciousness.
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There are a great deal of so-called gurus who steal the wealth of their disciples, whereas a guru who has the capacity to purify one’s heart and make one affluent with the wealth of kṛṣṇa-prema is extremely rare in this world. Fortunately, we somehow attained the opportunity to come to the lotus feet of such an extremely rare guru…
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When will the day come? I will even endure being kicked hundreds upon hundreds of times or being insulted millions of times. With constant forbearance I will even tolerate hunger, thirst, cold and a hundred other trials all day, every day. But when will that day come when tears of grief flow in a constant stream from my eyes as my voice falters while singing the names of Sri Radha and Sri Krsna? When will that day come when I wander in Vrndavana, utterly destitute and overwhelmed by the pain of separation?
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