I bow my head at the feet of all Vaisnavas and beg that they have mercy on me. I am a very fallen soul and have no other shelter than their kindness upon me.
By the Grace of Devotees of Srila Prabhupada I was allowed in the door and received the mercy of Srila Prabhupada in many ways known probably only to me.
Even though Srila Prabhupada was a Bhaktivedanta scholar and aware of all the etiquette of Gaudiya Vaisnava behavior, he nonetheless was more interested in the soul. He saw living entities embodied and was concerned that they somehow or other make some spiritual advancement in this lifetime. He radiated pure unalloyed compassion for us. Just like a parent looking at a child struggling to walk, the parent is always encouraging, sometimes looking in a different direction if some accidental offense may have been committed. He is without a doubt the embodiment of compassion, tolerance and mercy.
In this life our physical bodies appear in many different ways and most people will be rewarded or punished based on their preconceived conceptions of pious and impious. Srila Prabhupada however did not see the body and welcomed even a fallen, ugly person as myself into his transcendental home.
I think this is one reason why he was so attractive and popular to everyone, even persons outside the "inner ring" felt loved and wanted. The transmission of spiritual consciousness is certainly real and genuine and I bow my head again and again at the feet of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami.
Srila Prabhupada Ki Jaya!
Dandavat Pranams.
Arijit Das
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