Sri Krishna, the most loving of all

Dear friends,
It always gives me joy to have this connection with you. Since I am constantly traveling it is hard for me to stay in touch with each one personally, but this publication and the Sunday chats are a way of keeping this connection alive.
The month of August is traditionally very important, as we celebrate the appearance of Sri Krishna on Earth (Janmastami) and also the entrance to this world of His most dear devotee, my spiritual master, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. So this message today is dedicated to the Lord of our heart and also to my beloved Gurudeva.

Sri Krishna, the most loving of all

The most important thing in life is spiritual happiness. The place where this happiness manifests is in Vrindavan, the land where every word is a song, where every step is a dance and where relationships are deep, true and eternal.

In Vrindavan each soul grows in devotion and with this beautiful growth comes the ultimate expression of beauty which is the encounter of every soul with his Lord. There is nothing more important or anything more beautiful, we need to recognize the importance of this step, of this path, of this goal.
Sri Krishna gave us a huge gift, it is so great that we cannot estimate it, it doesn’t have comparison; Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj described this gift the following way: “The infinite conquered by the finite, something impossible, but it becomes possible through love”. That the Lord himself allows us, you and I, through our love and surrender, to conquer His favor and love and we draw Him toward our side. This is possible; this is the announcement in the scriptures of love, of Bhakti.

This infinite Lord is the origin of everything and everything exists within Him, including the very notion of the love affair born from your own heart, that wonderful transaction between God’s heart and our heart and vice versa, this is possible because He himself wants it. He invented everything, He is responsible for everything. He invites us to His abode forever and doesn’t leave us waiting in line, frustrated to be finally rejected, like it happens here in the material world when we want to enjoy something. On the contrary, the Supreme Lord welcomes us into His tender arms.

Don’t forget that God, the loving Lord, is located in each of our hearts. He is the master, He knows everything, and wants all things to be done right. He is constantly inviting us to come closer to eternal happiness, but many of us pretend not to listen to this Divine call. He has plans for each one of us. I don’t make any plans, I am just walk around and see what happens, what else Lord Krishna wants, and, yet, I am amazed with all the wonderful things He desires for us. No more time to lose, just surrender to His sweet will.

Thankful for the enormous mercy from God, I want to offer my respects to the wonderful transcendental revolutionary, Srila Prabhupada, who was a gift that Krishna himself sent to Earth. Srila Prabhupada came to generate a revolution of the conscience to re-establish the responsibility of humanity. Srila Prabhupada appeared in this world the day after Janmastami, the day known as Nandotsava, which recalls the happiness that Nanda Maharaj, Krishna’s father, had when prepared a great festival in honor of his little baby God. So, Krishna appeared at midnight and five thousand years later, the next day, Srila Prabhupada advented.

The revolutionary representative of God

It is said that Ananta Sesa constantly glorifies with a thousand mouths, likewise we glorify Srila Prabhupada endlessly; so I ask you to always share the miracle that Srila Prabhupada made in our lives. Srila Prabhupada was chosen by God himself to awaken love in the planet, which is why we are so fortunate to be connected with him and participate in this real revolution of love. Our service is to impregnate the message of Srila Prabhupada in the hearts of the people, because this will fully benefit everybody’s soul.

Srila Prabhupada was an expert in “touching hearts”, I myself can attest to this because when he sent me to do service in Brazil, he told me that everything that happened there depended 99% of my work, with that phrase I felt fully committed to do a responsible service, I was very young and I had never had so much responsibility, but the trust Srila Prabhupada deposited in me made me accept the challenge full of happiness. Srila Prabhupada gave us the gift of transcendental literature that nourishes the soul, he gave us his company and example and above all, he gave us freedom and trust to develop spiritual life creatively.

Sri Krishna is the Supreme Controller of everything and the Original Artist, creativity and beauty comes from Him, each one of us, as atomic particles of God, is endowed with that beauty and artistic ability, we must exploit it to the maximum and use it in transcendental service. Srila Prabhupada and his own spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, inspired an avalanche of conscious art to awaken the sleeping humanity.

Srila Prabhupada taught us is to build relationships based on love, deep and true commitment to save us from the extreme selfishness of the materialistic mentality. These relationships should be kept alive and dynamic and based on the common good and universal love. Wholeheartedly I thank God for His incalculable mercy which put me in touch with my spiritual master and with his blessing; I can stay connected with each of you.

With all my affection, I hope we can stay in touch every month.

Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti