"Pada Seva means to serve the lotus feet of Guru and Krishna.You cannot serve Krishna without Guru, or serve just Guru without serving Krishna. They must be served or offered pada seva simultaneously." - Srila Prabhupada

The Saviour of the fallen souls



Srila Prabhupada all glories unto you, saviour of the fallen souls,
The inaugurator of Krishna Consciousness across the world;
I the unworthy servant of Your feet tries to glorify you,
On most auspicious appearance day of Yours I humbly pray to you.

If I do not remain true to you, Srila Prabhupada,
I'll lose everything that I spiritually gained;
Your divine words picked me from material nescience,
I hold Your lotus feet to get over from this calamity.

Your Divine Grace instructed to follow the teachings,
Embrace them with all sincerity, make them your very existence;
You said I don't need your worship, I want your very self as an offering,
That is how you worship the representative of Srila Vyasadeva.

With a little knowledge about the spiritual sky I get puffed up,
I start thinking myself a liberated soul actually the topmost fool;
I forget my ultimate goal and start imitating the pure devotees,
Please save me from this mentality as I try to associate thy teachings.

Lust, greed, anger and other vices forcefully invade my heart,
Soldiers of maya, enemy of Krishna mercilessly tear me apart;
As I have fall apart from Your grace which flooded the earth,
With love of Krishna, the magnanimous gift ever received.

Maya offers me all that I want wealth, women, money, name and fame,
I think these are result of my devotion, try to justify my deceptive claim;
I will start not remain true to you Srila Prabhupada, surrounded by deviants;
To make my position deceitfully strong and I get lost in my path of devotion.

Not recognizing my real friends who criticize me when I am wrong,
I associate myself with a bunch of fools who always praise me;
Forgetting Your glories as the Lord's chosen one I try to eclipse you,
I will become bereft of the Lord's greatest boon and Your mercy.

I see the material nature dreadful ocean, bodies swept away in dangerous currents;
No one can ever swim those waves where deadly aquatics wait for their prey;
On that ocean, there is a ship sailing smoothly with the strong wind,
Of Hare Krsna maha-mantra in its sail, the best captain Srila Prabhupada steering it.

Devotees blissfully chant and dance on the deck, a flag on the mast bears ISKCON,
In the middle of the night world is asleep, only the sound of holy name glides through the air;
Who will ever want to leave that shelter, I came to You being swept away by the holy name,
Mechanically I try to surrender to You even then you appreciate and gave me compassion.

In Caitanya Mangala, Srila Locana das Thakura writes about Your appearance,
A great Senapati-bhakta would preach Krishna Consciousness proclaimed Mahaprabhu;
Yadi Papi Chadi Dharma Dure Dese Yaya Mora Senapati-bhakta Yaibe Tathaya,
Srila Prabhupada it is You who made this happen, the divinely empowered personality.

If I ever deviate from Your instructions, please bring me back Srila Prabhupada,
Help me become free from Maya's allurement as I know now the consequences;
My will is weak and heart is impure, but still, I want to receive your grace,
My only hope is the blessings of Vaisnavas and the blows from Your Divine Grace.

I was unable to serve you in person but make be strong to serve your instructions,
You said never ever leave ISKCON, devotee cooperation and GBC is ultimate;
Srila Prabhupada makes me a speck of dust at your lotus feet to regain my real identity,
I Lokanath Gaura your grand disciple failing, again and again, prays to you.

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