By HH Giriraj Swami
Today was Gunagrahi Maharaja’s memorial program in Vrindavan, and I wrote him the following letter:
My dear Gunagrahi das Goswami Maharaja,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada, to your
lifelong service to him, and to your divine departure to his lotus feet.
When you were leaving Dallas to go to India in the face of your cancer, you
gave me the opportunity to see you off.
When you were traveling in India and dealing with so many issues and
developments, you gave me the opportunity to communicate with you regularly.
When you returned to Vrindavan to stay, you allowed me to accommodate you
and your staff in my house in Raman Reti, where you instituted your
wonderful nightly kirtans, and in other places in my charge.
And when you were ready to leave your body, you gave me the opportunity to
serve you indirectly when you moved to the Bhaktivedanta Hospice, which I
Now you have gone to Srila Prabhupada, to serve him and his lords, and I
pray that you will give me the opportunity to serve you there too.
Maharaja, I love you.
With appreciation, gratitude, and love,
Your eternal, aspiring servant,