My Only Shelter and Refuge
by Krsna-devi dasi
I offer my most humble obeisances in the divine dust of the lotus feet of my most exalted spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. I was always lamenting that I couldn't have come, by some great misfortune, when you started ISKCON, when you managed everything, instructed the devotees, led kirtana yourself and cooked the prasadam. I am lamenting to be one of those great souls who were always surrounding you.
I thank you from the core of my polluted heart for the opportunity to serve your murti and do a little insignificant service unto your lotus feet.
Now, by your grace, I'm begging you to always use me in your service in any way you desire -- in success or failure, honor or dishonor, happiness or distress; please, oh most merciful Srila Prabhupada, let me never leave your lotus feet, because you are my only shelter and refuge.
Your insignificant servant,