Bishwa Nath Singh
The greatness lies in benevolence and that is the key of success in one's life.
..(Photo of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
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Bishwa Nath Singh Its my thought for the day that I would like to share with all of you.The above Photograph is that of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.On August 13, 1965 days before his sixty ninth birthdays A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prab...hupada, philosopher, scholar, saint and Swami, set out for America to see what could be done. With a free passage from a local steamship company, he travelled as the only passenger on board a small weathered cargo ship, named Jaladuta. In possession he had an umbrella, a supply of dry cereal about seven dollars worth of Indian rupees, and several boxes of books. When the Jaladuta arrived in New York thirty-seven years later Swami Bhaktivedanta was totally alone. He had come to America knowing no one, with any clear means of support; he carried on boards the ship only a handful of possessions. He had no friends, money, followers and not his youthful age and good health. He didn’t even have a clear idea of how he could accomplish his mission – to present the spiritual knowledge of the Vedas to the western world and in turn to the entire world.Bhaktivedanta Swami expressed the faith he had in his spiritual master and Krsna, in a Bengali poem he wrote shortly after his arrival:"My dear Lord Krishna…How will I make them understand this message of Krsna consciousness? I am very unfortunate, unqualified, and the most fallen. Therefore I am seeking Your benediction so that I can convince them, for I am powerless to do so on my own…I am sure that when this transcendental message penetrates their hearts, they will certainly feel engladdened and thus become liberated from all unhappy conditions of life…" This poem dates back to September 18,1965. Twelve years later, on November 14,1977, Swami Bhaktivedanta passed away in Vridavana in India at the age of eighty one. In duration of twelve years Swami Bhaktivedanta had amazingly accomplished his huge mission. Iskcon temples spread round all over the world are glaring example of his success.Let us join to pay our humble obeisance to his lotus feet and offer our respectful homage and floral tribute to him!
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