Appreciation by HG Ānanda Caitanya Prabhu


HG Ānanda Caitanya Prabhu: So, taking advantage of the situation, I wanted to again thank you, express our deepest gratitude to His Holiness Bhakitividyā Pūrṇa Mahārāja, who so nicely presents us the subject. And a few things especially... Every time I enjoy it very, very much, your seminars, and a few things which I appreciate and enjoy very much is that how nicely you teach us how to glorify the seniors, senior vaiṣṇavas and ISKCON senior vaiṣṇavas, pointing out the best of their qualifications, of which they are best known in ISKCON. So, it is one of the ingredients of cooperation, if we don't appreciate vaiṣṇavas around us, then how we can cooperate with them? So, thank you, thank you for that!

Also, what I very much appreciate is that how strong buddhi-agni you have, able to digest the knowledge and present as the product. It's always, you can offer your guest some nice fruits and nice berries, or whatever. But if a devotee or vaiṣṇava cooks something out of those products, you present the preparation. So preparation is always much more tasty than just some product. So you cook for us: you take knowledge and you cook for us the wisdom, and you present your feast in the form of wisdom. So, thank you very much for that! I appreciate that very much.

Also, yesterday I wrote from Bhāgavatam one nice śloka, which I would like to present to you as a glorification. We are in the 10th Canto of Bhāgavatam, which is the chapter 48, where Kṛṣṇa pleases His devotees. So, Kṛṣṇa's devotees are expert in pleasing the devotees. So, the śloka goes on:

na hy am-mayāni tīrthāni na devā mṛc-chilā-mayāḥte 

punanty uru-kālena darśanād eva sādhavaḥ

"No one can deny that there are holy places with sacred rivers, or that the demigods appear in deity forms made of earth and stone. But these purify the soul only after a long time, whereas saintly persons purify just by being seen." [ŚB 10.48.31]

So, thank you, Mahārāja, for your darśana, for your wisdom, for your wisdom feasts, which we, I hope, we enjoyed, all of us, very much. And we will be anxiously waiting for the next seminar, organized by His Grace Tattvavāda Prabhu, and thank him for the organizational team, which nicely presented, nicely organized this seminar on Zoom. Hare Kṛṣṇa!

vāñchā-kalpa-tarubhyaś ca kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca

patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ

ananta-koṭi vaiṣṇava kī jaya!


Excerpt from Vedic Leadership and Management Summer Seminar Part 5, given as Zoom Conference with ISKCON leaders, this passage starting at 2hr 15min approximately.

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