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To Their Lordships
From Yashoda Dulal das
Tamal Krishna Goswami in Mayapur, 2002
Tamal Krishna Goswami 
in Mayapur, 2002
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Photo: Radha Caran das (TKG)

To: Their Lordships Sri-Sri Radha-Govindaji, Srila Prabhupada and all the devotees,

Please accept my sincerest dandavats. Jaya Sri-Sri Radha-Govindaji! Jaya Srila Prabhupada! Jaya Srila Gurudeva!

On March 15th, 2002, Your Lordships called my spiritual master, Srila Tamal Krishna Goswami Gurudeva, back to You.

I have always felt a connection with Your Lordships because Srila Gurudeva took sannyasa before You. Once, standing in front of You, I begged You that the next time I meet Srila Gurudeva, I must take initiation from him. I wanted it to be official so that it will be beyond any doubt that I am his.

By Your and his mercy, the next time I met my spiritual master, he gave me initiation and renamed me Yashoda Dulal das. In calling me to Govardhana, Gurudeva had united me with so many Godbrothers— Sachidulal, Aghabid, Ananga Mohan, Shyam Raman, Vijay Govinda, Nitai Karuna, Bhimasena, Nanda Vraj, and Jiguben. Now I take shelter of them, but still, nothing can fully replace Srila Gurudeva's physical presence.

Aghabid prabhu is still in hospital, but it seems that he is out of danger. Thank You, Lord, for allowing him to be with us longer. That You have called back Srila Gurudeva and Vrindabaneswari mataji was in itself just too much to bear.

Hare Krishna 
Hare Krishna 
Krishna Krishna 
Hare Hare 
Hare Rama 
Hare Rama 
Rama Rama 
Hare Hare


Please, Sri-Sri Radha-Govindaji, I dare to write to You directly, because You have allowed me to approach You in the past. Please tell Srila Gurudeva that we miss him terribly and are begging that he continue to bless us and protect us in our spiritual infancy.

Over the past few days, I have come to realize that Srila Gurudeva is an unlimited ocean of love. I have seen more and more how he has touched so many lives and given such unconditional shelter to so many. By Your mercy, the devotees in South Africa have been so supportive, and without this, we would have gone utterly insane.

Over here, I have Sarvakanti, Guru Sevika, Pravina, and Vidhia matajis, Ashwin and Kogilan prabhus, and so many others who are deeply sharing in this grief. All over the world, our Godbrothers and sisters, and Srila Gurudeva's Godbrothers and sisters are shattered by the loss. You know the emptiness we feel. Our ever well-wisher, Srila Tamal Krishna Goswami Gurudeva has returned to You and Prabhupada.

Please Srila Prabhupada, please help us strengthen our sadhana, and devotion to Srila Gurudeva and to you. Prabhupada, Gurudeva's love for you is absolute, and so I know he is with you. Please help us feel your shelter so that this loneliness is lessened.

Our gratitude also to all the devotees for their support and compassion.

I am so grateful that Your Lordships, Your Divine Grace and the Vaishnavas have granted me this audience. I know that You are taking care of Srila Gurudeva.

TKG’s little Dulal,
Yashoda Dulal das

© CHAKRA 30 March 2002

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