Bhakta Ravinjay (Indonesia)
I offer my humble obeisances unto the Lotus Feet of all the Vaishnavas, who dedicate their souls to the service of Guru and Gauranga. I offer my humble obeisances unto the Lotus Feet of Sri Nityananda whose mercy is the only reason I am still alive.
I offer my humble obeisances unto the Lotus Feet of Sri Gauranga who's level of ecstasy words cannot define. I offer my humble obeisances unto the Lotus Feet of Sri Sri Radha Krishna who are....everything!
On this auspicious appearance day of Srila Prabhupada, I cry my heart out to him. I offer my to him my words which I know which is not enough therefore I offer him my services which may not be plenty like the great Mahatmas out there.
Prabhupada was present in this material world when I was not born yet, when my parents weren't even married yet! But he eternally walks about the streets in front of my house as he did in his visit to Jakarta, Indonesia many years ago.
I got into Krishna Consciousness by Sadhu Sanga and by merciful Lord Nrsimhadeva. Prabhupada influenced my life completely. Because of him, I am not drowning in the ocean of illusion. Because of his books and disciples, I got a helping hand.
I am not capable of doing such revolutionary services because of my young age but I offer to you, Prabhupada, What I have done. I take care of my dear deities, Sri Sri Dayal Nitai Vijaya Gauranga, Sri Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha Sarvatma, Sri Prahlada, Sri Yoga Nrsimha, Sri Gopal and Sri Sri Radha Damodara Karuna Sindhu.
And I worship a murti of you, because without you watching me, I will fail.
Please forgive me for the mountain of offenses I may have commit in your worship as well as the worship of my deities. I love dressing my deities, thus They always appear with different outfits and styles.
I spend my entire day sometimes, researching and designing Their new outfits. From purnima silver outfits to Thai outfits to colorful leaves to peacock feathers to lemon green to Spanish to Indonesian to lotuses! I offer all my deity outfits to your watchful eye.
I try to cook. I try to offer. I try to distribute. I still remember the class party I had in school where I distributed puris and dhaal to my friends and teachers.
My cooking can be very nice and can be very weird, please help me so I can cook for my deities and for the people better. I offer my attempts to you.
I want to learn so much more but because of the inactive community here it is very hard sometimes. Please help me so I can do something about this! I want to build a big grand temple here with local and Indian people rushing in learning more about you and your teachings! I offer you the plans I have in my mind.
I try to distribute your books, sometimes I succeed but most of the times I don't please help me to fulfill your topmost desire! I want to distribute your books like a crazy man, busy with people asking questions and being influenced by your words.
Please also help me to read your books. I am not such a reader but I have to read! It is better for me academically and I need to read so I can learn more about Krishna. Krishna Consciousness is all about reading books, so please help me to understand Krishna more and more! I offer you the souls your books have reached to.
Srila Prabhupada, without you I am hopeless. I need your lotus feet. I need a guru. Please guide me properly and please give me your disciple who I will accept as my guru. Please let me be a disciple of my dream guru, Indradyumna Swami who travels EVERYWHERE to preach Krishna consciousness.
guru-mukha-padma-vākya, cittete koribo aikya,
ār nā koriho mane āśā
śrī-guru-caraṇe rati, ei se uttama-gati,
je prasāde pūre sarva āśā
My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth.
Attachment to his lotus feet is the perfection that fulfills all desires. (Sri Guru Puja)
Bhakta Ravinjay (Indonesia)