Sri Radha Govindanandini devi dasi
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to your Divine Grace.
You are the most merciful because on the order of your guru you brought the knowledge of Krishna Consciousness to the west. You had staunch faith in Krishna and your guru maharaja that through you they would make the mlecchas & yavana's of the western countries devotees of Krishna. You tolerated so much just to give us this storehouse of knowledge. Through your sacrifice you changed the course of the world. I can never repay in full the debt I owe you. If you hadn't come to America then I wouldn't have this greatest benediction of growing up in a devotee family, and being trained in Krishna Consciousness from a young age. Because of you there never was a time when I did not know about Krishna. Currently I'm taking a Bhakti Sastri class. In the Nectar of Instruction, we learned that the greatest gift you can give anyone is the gift of Krishna. You gave us that gift and made it possible for us to give it to others.
Through your mercy I found a spiritual master and took initiation. Actually I am fortunate to have two gurus. I was officially aspiring for initiation from HH Tamal Krsna Goswami 10 years ago. I was still young and not yet chanting all 16 rounds. I did not receive initiation from him because he left this material world. On that tragic day I began chanting 16 rounds. Srila Gurudeva’s close friends, HH Rtadhvaja Swami, Kesava Bharati Swami and Giriraj Swami stepped in like loving uncles, who nurtured and cared for us, and continue to do so now. I took personal shelter from HH Rtadhvaja Swami and gradually a relationship of guru and disciple developed. A year later I was initiated given the name Sri Radha Govindanandini.
I pray that I can make you proud of me.
Your grand disciple,
Sri Radha Govindanandini DD (Texas,USA)