I offer my humble obeisances at the lotus feet of beloved Master Sri Srimad Bhakti Vijñāna Bharati Gosvami.
How could I use my years better than serve to you? What wealth like to hear you as compared to what gold, jewels, or diamonds could supply?
I am so grateful to Gurudeva for his mercy and the teachings He left everywhere in his classes in his books. He was always preaching by example.
In the Volcanic Energy book there is one past time of Gurudeva where he was always alert and ready to serve.
“His faith in my ability to serve him"
Whenever I would leave from Śrīdhāma Māyāpura to visit our Kolkata maṭha, I would always joyously collect large quantities of ghee, paneer (curd cheese), bananas, cabbage and other items from the dhāma and bring them to Guru Mahārāja, who always said that seeing, touching, honoring and distributing anything from the dhāma leads to the most sublime transcendental pleasure. Guru Mahārāja would assign great significance to every item I had brought, and while distributing them among the devotees, he would specifically tell them, “Today you are receiving this item from the dhāma as prasāda. You are greatly fortune to have met with this opportunity to taste and honor an item produced in the dhāma. Bhagavān has been merciful to you, for He has sent someone to bring this item to you as a token of His mercy.”
Once, I had gone to visit Guru Mahārāja in his bhajana-kuṭīra in our Kolkata maṭha after returning from Māyāpura, but when I entered his room, I came to know he was taking bath at the time.
His personal assistant, Śrī Madana-gopāla Prabhu, was also not there in the room. I had brought some paneer for Guru Mahārāja, but since neither he nor his assistant were available, I left it with the bhaṇḍārī and immediately went outside to acquire a permit for purchasing cement and drop off some letters I had seen in Guru Mahārāja’s room at the post office.
When Guru Mahārāja returned to his room after bathing, he noticed the letters on his table were missing and asked Śrī Madana-gopāla Prabhu, “Did Bhāratī Mahārāja come here?”
Since Śrī Madan-gopāla Prabhu was not in Guru Mahārāja’s room while I was there, he replied, “I did not see him.”
Later, when Guru Mahārāja saw me after lunch prasāda, he asked me about everything and said, “I was initially a bit worried that the letters had been misplaced, because I had written them with great care and attention. Then, my worry increased when Madan-gopāla said that he had not seen you. But now that I have learned you posted the letters, I want to say one thing. Although I have many disciples who readily do whatever I tell them, none are like you, who are able to use his intelligence to understand which services should be performed, without having to be told. I wish that I could be so fortunate as to have just one or two people like you with me at all times, so I could incessantly preach the message of Śrīman Mahāprabhu to a greater capacity.” (Śrī Srīmad Bhakti Vijñana Bhāratī Gosvāmī Maharāja, 11 November 2016 , Volcanic Energy lessons from the life of Śrī Srīmad Bhakti Dayita Mādhava Gosvāmi Mahārāja. , 2016 VISUDDA CAITANYA- VANI PUBLICATIONS, PP 96.)
Jay Srila Gurudeva! Jay Paramagurudeva Sri Srimad Bhakti Dayita Mahava Gosvami maharaja ki!