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In Memory of My Beloved Father
By Krsnadas
Hare Krishna 
Hare Krishna 
Krishna Krishna 
Hare Hare 
Hare Rama 
Hare Rama 
Rama Rama 
Hare Hare


Dear Father,

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to his dedicated devotees.

It's now 2:00 am, 16th of March as I write this article. The reason I am still awake is very simple: I am waiting for confirmation that the rumor of your passing is but just a small joke arranged by the Lord to test our love for you and increase our attraction to you.

But 14 hours have already passed since the rumor reached my ears. Why is it that no one has yet called to tell us that you are actually still here? Don't these devotees know that all over the world, there are thousands of people like me waiting anxiously for the good news?

I know that you won't leave us like this, for you are such a compassion person. How would you leave your many children so suddenly without a single word? Plus, you will have to finish your PHD. You have to carry out so many plans to strengthen Srila Prabhupada's movement for you are his faithful dog. Does Srila Prabhupada want you to join him somewhere else to help in serving the Lord? No! Even Krsna does not have the right to take you away from us. He has so many more servants, and for Srila Prabhupada, he must also have many assistants. How can he need you as much as we do?

But surely it's the sweet will of the Lord and Srila Prabhupada that you are now finally leaving us behind, How cruel they are!

As I took the flight coming back to Govadhana Yatra to join my brothers and sisters, so many memories came to my mind. And as I pass by the city, the spot where you have spent time in the airport, the hotels you once stayed in, all became sources of pain for me.

Don't you know that we will cry? Don't you know that we will miss you so much? Our beloved father! Now you have gone somewhere else to continue your faithful service to your Prabhupada, and we shall feel happy, for if it were not for something more important, they wouldn’t call you.

So, dear Father, please go without worrying about us. We know what will please you— that is, to remain faithful to Srila Prabhupada's wonderful movement and continue our service under the guidance of our uncles. Yes, that we will do. You have our word.

Gurudeva, we will miss you.

Your servant,

© CHAKRA 18 March 2002

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