"Even His Skype Meeting Was So Impactful"
I offer my unlimited respectful obeisiances to the lotus feet of my Guru Maharaj Nitya lila pravistha om visnupada astotare sate Sri Srimad Bhakti Vigyan Bharati Goswami Maharaj and to the lotus feet of my Gurudev Sripad Bhakti Vedanta Siddhanti Maharaj and to the Guru parampara and all the vaisnavas and vaisnavis who read my offering to Guru Maharaj. Me and my husband were and are still very much attached to our Gurudev Sripad BV Siddhanti Maharaj. In 2015 we started to follow bhakti yoga and in 2016 we asked our Gurudev Siddhanti Maharaj if we could have his mercy in the form of harinama. By this time Siddhanti Maharaj had a good conversation with us where the main point he explained to us was that we had to trust him because there was a vaisnava present on this earth who was so exalted that everyone in the world is running after his Lotus feet. Gurudev told us you will not understand this now but one day when you advance in spiritual life you will understand that I am giving you the biggest and most valuable present here that I can give you in life. On 27th december 2016 was our initiation day. We went into a room with Siddhanti Maharaj and he made a Skype call to India to Srila BV Vigyana Bharati Maharaj. The moment I saw him and he opened his mouth, where a very soft, gentle and sweet voice came out I got such a warm and trustable feeling. All my doubts dissapeared from that moment and I knew, yes this is good. Guru Maharaj gave us the mahamantra and explained to us in a very sweet manner that we should chant as much as we can with quality. It was such a nice meeting. Although it was through Skype it was a very powerfull and beautiful meeting that made a lot of impact in my life. When Guru Maharaj dissapeared on 5 september 2017, I was very sad, because I did not get the chance to meet him. But at that time I was pregnant and on the day he left his body my contractions began and the next day my son was born. We named our son Nimai. Even though Guru Maharaj has left his body and I did not meet him in person, I have had a strong feeling that he has made a lot of arrangements for me and my family that have helped us to stay on the path of bhakti. Where everytime good circumstances come on our path so we will not fall from this path. As if he is here and holding our hand firmly, because we still need him to guide us. And the last instruction Guru Maharaj gave us was that he was not able to guide us personally, but that we should always listen and follow Siddhanti Maharaj his guidance on our spiritual path. So by the mercy of Guru Maharaj we got our Diksa mantras this year from our Gurudev Sripad BV Siddhanti Maharaj. We are forever thankful for the opportunity to become Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Vigyana Bharati Maharaj his disciples. Hare Krishna