Today is Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad’s disappearance day. On this occasion, I would like to address all the sanyasis and brahmacharis of the Saraswat Gaudiya Vaishnava Association. We know that the thiro bhaav, disappearance day is a day of happiness and one of separation, both are present simultaneously. On the one hand there is happiness that that person has returned to Goloka Vrndavan and the other hand, feeling of separation that we are now devoid of their association. Also, thiro bhaav thithi – disappearance day -there is a very special responsibility – that what they have established, it is our responsibility that we preserve it. Also the culture that they have given us, we retain it. And the orders that they have given, we follow them. They had wished that all of us mingle and work together in the Gaudiya association. But now we are all in separate associations. Even then it is possible that the Saraswat association and our society can work together.

Like, last year there was a proposal to have a slaughter house in Navadvip but all of us got together and protested against it. We jointly met with different leaders of the villages and in the end, the proposal for the slaughter house was removed. Like this I can give many examples. But the biggest point is that all of us endeavor to jointly work together in unison. Then we will be pleasing Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad. Especially today, it is necessary that we remember this and work towards it.

One group of devotees from our society had gone on Gaura Mandal Bhumi parikrama. There is a book that we are going to publish – Gaura Mandal Bhumi Sripaat – in which there will be information of where what is there in Gaura Mandal Bhumi. There was a place , mentioned in Caitanya Caritamrita but that place had disappeared! And some days ago, at a place the deity of Caitanya Mahaprabhu which were installed and worshipped by Mahaprabhu’s associates, temples were discovered. There are some ancient temples there and the brahmanas who are doing the worship there. And in this family some time ago, they had started offering fish to Radharani!! This is our Gaura Mandala Bhumi’s Sripaat!! That is why we have to be united and work towards keeping the sanctity of the Dham. I humbly touch the feet of all of you that and humbly request you that all of us, in a united way work together. This will be a very special gift for Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad!

With this I end my talk and I hope that within a month I will be able to go back to Mayapur. I had an operation few months ago when my liver and my kidney were transplanted. But at this time I saw a dream. Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad, he wished that all his disciples get together and work in unison. This is probably the reason why I am still living. I offer this humble prayer to all of you. Hare Krishna!

Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
27 December 2018