The Vyasa Puja offering is a literary submission of praise and gratitude from the disciple unto the pure vaishnava spiritual master. Devotees can express their affectionate glorification of Srila Prabhupada in writing and offer it to him on the auspicious occasion of his appearance day celebrated as Vyasa Puja. It is the duty of the disciple to glorify his spiritual master for his own purification and spiritual advancement.
Srila Prabhupada’s Iskcon Bangalore will be celebrating the 115th appearance day of Srila Prabhupada on August 23rd 2011 (Tuesday).
There will be an offering of a grand Vyasa Puja book to Srila Prabhupada on this auspicious occasion glorifying his exalted position. This is a great occasion for us to offer our homage to Srila Prabhupada. We request all the devotees to take this opportunity to write a homage offering to our beloved spiritual master and send to us for including in the Vyasa Puja book to be offered to HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada on the Vyasa Puja day.
These offerings can be in any language. All English offerings should be submitted only through e-mail. The email id is firstname.lastname@example.org. Offerings in other languages should be submitted in an A4 size sheet, and if sent via mail then the offering should be scanned and sent as an attached picture.
The last date for submitting the homage offerings is 5th August 2011 (Friday).
Please see below for sample offerings of the previous year
Dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances at your divine lotus feet. All glories to you on this most
auspicious appearance day of your divine grace. As the representative of Srila Vyasadeva you have lucidly explained the original teachings of Srila Vyasadeva in your Bhaktivedanta purports for the benefit of all conditioned souls. Your purports make the most difficult philosophy easy to understand even for the common man.
The Srimad Bhagavatam explains that there are two classes of men in this world – the crow class and the swan class. The crow class of men is attracted to the rubbish literatures which are filled with topics of material sense enjoyment. The swan class of men takes interest in the nectarine spiritual literature which contains the glories of the Supreme Lord and His pure devotees.
Unfortunately the world is filled with the crow class men who are badly entangled in sense gratification and are destined to suffer perpetually with no hope of liberation. You have very kindly appeared to deliver all such suffering souls. Your Krishna consciousness movement is meant to convert the crow class men into swan class. Simply by reading or hearing even one line of your purport any person can experience a change of heart. He begins to traverse the path back home back to Godhead.
You are the ideal acharya because you teach us everything about spiritual life by your personal example. Even though you have been empowered by Lord Chaitanya to spread the holy name of Krishna throughout the world, you perform your devotional service strictly following the instructions of your spiritual master. By your personal example you teach us to accept all austerities to carry out the order of the spiritual master. By your tapasya you have given the wonderful gift of this Krishna consciousness movement to the whole world.
On this most auspicious day I humbly beg you to continue to shower your blessings on me to make me an instrument in serving your mission. I beg you to give me the inner strength to take all austerities in serving your mission. Please forgive my offenses and give me the intelligence to carry out your orders under the protection of your divine movement in the association of your sincere devotees.
Begging to remain under the shelter of your lotus feet at all times and aspiring to be Your humble Servant,
Stoka Krishna Dasa, President, Hare Krishna Movement, Chennai
I was in the dark
when nobody was around
tried to find a path, but
found thousand of clumsy path
which to choose ? where to walk?
while darkness again covering my path !
Then oh! master you came forward
to help me and to make me walk ahead
what you did and what you are doing
it is not enough a word or line to express my thanks.
You are just like a SUN
who beats the darkness in devotee's life
You are just like a candle
who burn it self but never hesitate to give flame to other
Not only you show the path, but
you left the path straight to a place
the place called as Lord KRISHNA'S place.
Nothing to worry ,nothing to think, or
nothing to do anything.
only to walk following your way
only to walk following your way
Back to godhead
Back to godhead
Bhaktin Aradhana P, Bangalore
All glories to my spiritual master , A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, I pay my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. Prabhupada By your merciful glance this insignificant soul has got a chance to begin its spiritual life and everyday experiencing new realization in spirituality . In this two year of my Krishna Consciousness life , I have achieved a lot. All the auspicious moment what has come to my life it has come by your causeless mercy.
The most important one is my decision of joining brahmchari Ashram, and being full time in service of lordship Radha Krishna Chandra, which has come true by your blessing. Probably , I could never understand how spiritual master favors his sincere disciple, but I could see the strong impact how my and everyone life has been transformed into better human being and started their real journey towards ultimate goal. Now , my only desire is that no forces in this world should shake my determination & take me away from serving you.( Below is small rhyme presented by amateur soul)
Your merciful Glance
Revived our remembrance
Your special favor
Adjusted Our Life Gear
For We Sleeping Soul
You taught our ultimate goal
We were rotting in gutter
You took special care,& made our life better.
Your mercy is available to everyone & everywhere
But can be realized only by Genuine seeker.
No one can be more dearer & Soothsayer
Because you are our real father & Mother.
And ever Well-wisher
Prabhupada, your glories cannot have full stop, just putting comma to continue further....
Always in your Service
Bhakta Chandan, Bangalore