My dear God Brother H.H. Jaya Pataka Swami Maharaj,
Please accept my humble obeisance at your mercy swallen lotusfeet. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. You have been the first predessor Guru maharaj of all of us, appointed by Srila Prabhupada as evidenced by the conversation tape of May 23rd 1977. Srila Prabhupada explicitely tells of you, “tell Jaya pataka to initiate him”. This was his very first direct order for you to initiate on behalf of sickly himself. Incedently,”him” was the Bengali gentleman Dr. Sukomal Roy Choudhuri, a good friend of mine, who was a life member from our group in Newyork. He was a professor and research scentist, coming from Gaudiya vaishnav back ground, living in Queens area with his duely initiated mother in Gaudiya Math. Just prior to Srila Prabhupada telling for you to initiate him, he was visiting Srila Prabhupada on the same day. Dr. Roy Choudhuri was carrying different understanding of Srila Prabhupada’s instructions. He himself revealled me that Srila Prabhupada asked me ” Are you chanting 16 rounds? I responded, Yes. He then told me thats enough” This is the reason he never came forward. But eventually he took initiation from Gaudiya Math. Then his life went on roller coster. To me personally,he was unfortunate who even though an erudite scholar, scientist, proud of his Gaudiya back ground failed to understand the desire of Srila Prabhupada. You have been and outstanding fortuate mercy manifest of Srila Prabhupada to carry out his order with flag of victory. Guru Mukha Padma Vakya Chittete Koriya Aikya Ar Na koriho Mane Asha…We have thus witnessed many many situations of misunderstanding by unfortunate souls of kaliyuga. But you have been looking to them with immense compassion, that is your great virtue.
By Srila Prabhupada’s grace I have been also beniffited by the mercy of my Godbrothers. Therefore I am indebted to all of you.
On this auspicious occasion of your appearance I offer my dandavats out of gratitude.
YS / Vedavyasapriya Swami