On September 20, just two days ago, Sadhu Maharaja’s vyasa puja (spiritual birthday party) was celebrated at Munger Mandir in Vrindavan, India.
In the afternoon of August 28, almost one month ago, back at Lake George in the US, Maharaja gave a lecture on the topic of guru tattva, the meaning of the spiritual teacher, commenting on Narottama das Thakur’s Sri Guru Carana Padma.
bando muñi sāvadhāna mate
jāhāra prasāde bhāi, e bhava toriyā jāi,
kṛṣṇa-prāpti hoy jāhā ha’te
guru-mukha-padma-vākya, cittete koribo aikya,
ār nā koriho mane āśā
śrī-guru-caraṇe rati, ei se uttama-gati,
je prasāde pūre sarva āśā
cakṣu-dān dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei,
divya jñān hṛde prokāśito
prema-bhakti jāhā hoite, avidyā vināśa jāte,
vede gāy jāhāra carito
śrī-guru karuṇā-sindhu, adhama janāra bandhu,
lokanāth lokera jīvana
hā hā prabhu koro doyā, deho more pada-chāyā,
ebe jaśa ghuṣuk tribhuvana
Tarun Govinda mentions this lecture in his Traveling with a Sadhu Diary and says: Honestly, this lecture answered ALL of my questions and those of my wife. He exactly KNEW what was on our minds and just spoke about it. It was utterly fantastic. Extremely sweet and ocean-deep.