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For His Holiness Vishnujana Swami
by Jahnava dasa

Dear Vishnujana Swami,

I offer you my most humble obeisances. I bow down to your Lotus Feet, to thank you for your complete dedication, advanced talent and service you offered Srila Prabhupada while you were present here in this world.

I think of you as the KING of enthusiasm, as this is what I fully feel when I listen to your kirtans and bhajans, you left here for us to cherish... some real potent nectar to bring joy to our ears, open our mouths and cleanse our hearts. I take full shelter of you, through the sound vibration as you lead us in spreading SRI CHAITANYA'S SANKIRTANA MOVEMENT. And with a great soul like yourself leading the way, I am able to be enthused to continue on with an attempt at spiritual life, as this is my one true desire.

"Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him.The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth." (Bg. 4.34)

Through engaging in kirtan with you in 2009, I am able to be directed and engaged in meaningful devotional service. As I listen and feel your enthusiasm, I quickly join in your kirtan, most days if I can, I am learning the art of Harinama Sankirtana, which is the heart and soul of our Hare Krishna Movement. My heart becomes cleansed and I am able to see the meaning again and again of why to continue on this path of devotional service. I may even be in tears as the material world is so full of misery, but when I take shelter of you oh master my tears and pain suddenly disappear completely.

Thank you for teaching me this birth the "Bliss" and magic that is so possible through your chanting. I find I am opening my mouth wider and shouting out the names of Krishna with full enthusiasm, which I learn from you this life oh master. As I will always think of you as the KING of enthusiasm, leading us in sound vibration one day right Back To Godhead at some moment, after we have had millions of lives here in the material world. This world is full of pain and suffering, but with you by my side maybe just maybe I will be able to offer just a small amount of service this life, this I pray for.

Thank you for your most beautiful and important service of chanting Hare Krishna, you offered Srila Prabhupada. I am very fallen oh master, but have learned to shout out the names of Krishna with pure "Bliss" and enthusiasm, as you oh master will be remembered as the KING of enthusiasm.

Vishnujana Swami Ki Jaya !

by Jahnava dasa
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