Šrila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Gosvamio gyvenimas
Praėjo jau 10 metų kai iš šio pasaulio pasitraukė Šrila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Gosvamis💛, šiandien Jo atėjimo dienos proga labai rekomenduoju pasiklausyti apie šios šventos asmenybės gyvenimą iš nuoširdaus mokinio (Šripad Bodhajana Maharadžo) lūpų.
Klausant galima įsitikinti kokia nepaprastai minkšta ir didelė yra vaišnavo širdis. Ypač patiko pasakojimai iš vaikystės, kur labai mielai pasakojama kaip Šrila BV Puri Gosvamis mylėjo visas gyvas būtybes… Žodžiu, puiki proga susipažinti su Gaudija Vaišnavizmo Šventuoju, kuris nuo pat vaikystės puikausiai įkūnijo Šrimad Bhagavatam Šventraštyje aprašytas savybes:
“He is the best of the saintly who is compassionate, inimical towards no one, and forbearing. Truth is his very essence, and as such he is irreproachable in character, equipoised, and a benefactor of all.
His intelligence is not disturbed by desires, he is mild and subdued, gentle. He is pure, devoid of a possessive mentality, indifferent. He is measured in his appetites, is peaceful and steady. He is surrendered to Me, contemplative.
He is not-negligent, deeply serious, resolute, and has overcome the six waves of material nature. He is modest and respectful to all. He is expert, an unmotivated friend, merciful and a poet-sage. (SB 11.11.29-31).
Idomu, jog ir Šrila Prabhupada su Juo palaikė labai gražius santykius:
“My Dear Puri Maharaja,” he wrote in a letter dated December 2, 1970, “Perhaps you are my only godbrother who has appreciated my humble service to the cause of Guru Gauranga.” (Prabhupada kept in touch with Puri Maharaja throughout the years, even confiding in him his difficulties while trying to spreak Krishna consciousness in the western world.)🌼
Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Vijñāna Bhāratī Gosvāmī Mahārāja glorifies the life and teachings of Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Maharaja:
(Śrī Prāṇavānanda Brahmacārī was his name before he received sannyas. The title, Śrīla Prabhupāda, refers to his Gurudeva, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada.)
Knowing Śrī Prāṇavānanda Brahmacārī to be well educated, Śrīla Prabhupāda called him near and said, “I desire to publish a daily spiritual newspaper titled Dainika Nadiyā Prakāśa, and I want you to be its editor.”
Śrī Prāṇavānanda Brahmacārī asked Śrīla Prabhupāda, “What are the duties of an editor?”
Śrīla Prabhupāda replied, “When you begin your service and start publishing the newspaper, you will automatically understand what must be done. When a devotee accepts the responsibility of performing a service with the intention of pleasing Śrī Hari, guru and Vaiṣṇavas, then they themselves reveal all the necessary knowledge to him and invest him with the required competence to properly perform that service. There is no need to externally advise or instruct him on what must be done.”