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Too Remember Those Times
Aditi dd Speaks Of
by Ananta Sesa Naga das
I joined the London temple about five weeks before Rathayatra in 1970. Those days were very blissful. Not only did we have Gurudas, Yamuna dd, Shyamsundar and Malati dd, we also had devotees such as Jai-Hari das Mandakani dd, Yogesvara das, Jyotirmayi dd, Dhananjaya das, Digvijaya d and his wife Pritha dd, Lila Shakti dd and Indrani dd.
At the time there were many non-initiated devotees living in the temple. Within the space of one week Paul Carmodie joined [Purnananda d,] I joined, and Trevor White joined [Troylokianath d].
His Grace Tribhuvanath Prabhu
by Aditi devi dasi
I was saddened to think that he left without the support and encouragement of all those devotees who loved him so much. Those who saw him in Brazil said that he had wanted it like that, that he was hoping he would get well and be able to preach again....in Africa and elsewhere. I also think he wanted it that way for another reason...to leave without a lot of fanfare.
Tribhuvannatha always was full of surprises. His apparent independence was really a complete dependence on Krishna, and he served Prabhupada and Krishna with his every breath in a way only he knew or even dared. Even down to the last, he did it his way, taking us all by surprise and quietly slipping away, in Brazil on 16 October 2001, far from the crowds which so unsettled him. He had been suffering from stomach cancer.
Prabhu in Israel
It was October 1995. Tribhuvanatha Prabhu was in London and was arranging an East African festival tour featuring the Bhaktivedanta Players.
His original plan included one or two performances in Cairo. The government of Egypt does not tolerate the propagation of Krishna consciousness, but Tribhuvanatha tactfully arranged the programs in cooperation with the cultural department of the Indian embassy, to be promoted as an Indian cultural event.
Tribute to Tribhuvanatha Prabhu
One of his many qualities that never failed to impress me was his utter humility. I truly admired him just for that, and I have been very enriched by reading the other articles on CHAKRA by fellow devotees that outlined just some of his many achievements. It is plain obvious that such a soul as Tribhuvanatha Prabhu was a very great pioneer in Krishna Consciousness. His achievements in preaching and fulfilling the mission of Srila Prabhupada surely require that his name go down in the history of ISKCON.
Memory of Tribhuvanath Prabhu
All glories to His Grace Sriman Tribhuvanath Prabhu !
He reasons ill who think that Vaishnavas die......The memories of Tribhuvanath Prabhu will stay with us, they will purify us and shine in our hearts, for the rest of our lives. I know that Tribhuvanath would not like us to be sad on this occasion of his being reunited with Srila Prabhupada. He was always joyful, humorous, and unconcerned about life or death. Still, I am crying. Dear Tribhuvanath Prabhu, please accept my humble obeisances in the dust of your feet. Now you have made it. And we are still left here...
Prabhu Ki Jaya!
Tribhuvannatha prabhu was, is, and will always be a very special person to me. I was so saddened to hear about his disease and that we would probably have to miss him soon. On the other hand I am confident that the Visnudutas have brought him back to the spiritual world now.
All glories to Tribhuvanatha Prabhu! Hare Krsna.
When I met him for the last time it was at Birmingham University at one of those travelling festivals he organised. He is one of my many shiksa or instructional gurus.
All devotees are the friends of everyone. But some even rarer devotees radiate a aura of love for others that one can instinctively feel inside! Dear Tribhuvanatha was like that, as are also probably hundreds of others in ISKCON, yet still most rare in human society!
to Tribhuvanatha Prabhu
Tribhuvanatha prabhu was always a lively source of inspiration and affection for the devotees here. His devotion to Srila Prabhupada, his dedication to the propagation of the Holy Name, his personal charm and exuberance will be sadly missed, not only to devotees here and indeed worldwide, but to a world bereft of Krsna Consciousness, which he so generously spread without trace of personal consideration.
Dublin, Hare Krsna Cultural Centre, 1994-5– We all live in a basement on a busy road in downtown Dublin, around six brahmacaris. Upstairs is the shop front and simple Temple room with a huge picture of Panca-Tattva on the altar.
Tribhuvanath prabhu spends 5 or 6 days with us at a time; then he's back on the road, driving 400-500 miles, visiting temples in Ireland and UK and raising money to keep the Dublin centre open as well as fund the Inis Rath Temple. While he is with us he lifts our reluctant hearts into carefree bliss with every kirtan.
I will always remember Tribhuvanath for his tireless efforts to spread Krishna consciousness around the world. He was a great motivator and an inspiration to us all. He will be sadly missed.
The most fallen,
Glorification of His Grace
The world is now bereft of one of the great warriors of Lord Caitanya's army, a leader of the world sankirtana party, and a source of inspiration for devotees everywhere. Tribhuvannatha Prabhu's example of devotion to Srila Prabhupada's mission cannot be surpassed. His life is proof of how a devotee can remain fixed in the determination to please his spiritual master with every word and every action. He has shown how one can become Krishna conscious in this lifetime and in the end, return back home, back to Godhead by taking shelter at the lotus feet of the Lord.
Grace Tribhuvanatha Dasa
Less than two months ago I received my last communication from Tribhuvanatha Prabhu in Brazil. He said:
"I am in a different prison. But I am hoping for progress day by day. I have honestly no qualms about getting out of this body, I just hope it is not one of those long drawn out 'cancer agony' stories, that you hear about.... Still I am getting a lot of realizations and Srila Prabhupada is my ship to cross this miserable ocean. He will protect me always I am sure of that. I leave it all to his mercy. He is no ordinary Spiritual Master and I pray I take the dust of his Feet on my head and follow him wherever he wants me to go!"
Letter to Tribhuvannatha Prabhu
Honor of Tribhuvanatha Prabhu
Camp: ISKCON Vrndavana
It has been confirmed here in Vrndavana by Dhananjaya Prabhu (ACBSP) that my beloved godbrother Tribhuvanatha dasa (ACBSP) left his body two days ago from complications of stomach cancer in Brazil. If his preaching had an impact in your area you might please hold a remembrance festival in his memory every year on that tithi.
Tribute to Tribhuvanatha das
I am deeply saddened by the passing away of my god brother Tribuvanatha das. I well remember him in the early days of Bury Place and the amount of attention and help he gave to those of us who were interested in KRSNA. I had many family problems at the time yet he was always willing to listen and advise.
Departure of Tribhuvanatha Prabhu
Tribhuvanatha Prabhu left his body this morning in Brazil where he had been recieving treatment for advanced stomach cancer. After some improvement from a diagnosis in January this year which claimed he had three months to live Trabhuvanatha Prabhu regressed again to a worsened state recently. To those of us here in Ireland, his birthplace and long time active preaching field, it came as a surprise when we recieved phone calls today hearing of his passing on.
to Tribuvanatha Prabhu
"The light that burns twice as bright..."
Tribuvanatha Prabhu left his body early on Tuesday 16th October 2001. Earlier in the year, he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer while on a preaching tour of Africa, and had made several trips to Brazil for alternative treatment.
Tribuvanatha was in Brazil with his close friend and associate Giridhari, who had gone there to assist him. Around 2.45 in the early morning, Tribhuvanath had asked Giridhari to bring him some milk to drink.... At 3.00 he closed his eyes and breathed his last. Giridhari says: "He looked very innocent and childlike."
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