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HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja Blesses Me For Sannyasa

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My dear Ekalavya das
Please accept my best wishes.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Homebase: Sridham Mayapur
Camp: Sridham Mayapur

We see that being a Sanyasi we get some priority in preaching so you are always an active preacher. I hope this facility helps you to preach more. I am certainly happy to send you my blessings and best wishes.

The Sanyasa ashram means that one is very careful in associating with the opposite gender and one had to be very careful as this is a kind of declaration of war against Maya so naturally you can be tested. I hope you are ready for that.

Hope this finds you in good health and blissful Krishna consciousness.

Yours in service
Jayapataka Swami

JPS /rrsdb

Dear Maharaja,

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.  All glories to you, who inspire tens of thousands of devotees in Krishna consciousness.

As the GBC has approved me for sannyasa this year, our planned date of sannyasa is on Gaura Purnima.  The ceremony is planned in Sri Pandharpur Dham.  As per my research, I may be the first second generation ISKCON Sannyasi from North America.

You have always been my kind spiritual uncle, and benefactor.  I remember when we were on Navadwipa Mandala Parikrama together.  You asked me to put on the drama of Kolavechar Sridar.  His Holiness Kavichandra Swami was Kolavechar Sridar, and I was Mahaprabhu.  You arranged three little girl vaishnavis to be sellers in the marketplace.  Before the drama started, you sat and explained the whole lila to me for 10 minutes.  When the drama was taking place, it was magic.  It was as if the lila were taking place again, before our eyes. All the devotees were transfixed in Krishna consciousness.   I felt empowered by the mercy of Lord Caitanya.

I am so grateful to your holiness for bestowing your mercy upon me.  It is my ardent desire that your holiness blesses my sannyasa ceremony.  Please pray on my behalf that, following in your footsteps, I can also become an able instrument in the hands of our beloved parampara, Srila Prabhupada, Gurumaharaja and all of Srila Prabhupada’s followers and preach Krishna consciousness all over the world.

Thank you very much.

Always seeking to be an atom of dust at your lotus feet and at the feet of your followers,

Your insignificant servant,
Ekalavya Das Brahmachari
Secretary, ISKCON Harinam Sankirtan Ministry

Good News!

I am overjoyed to share the news with all of you that I, Ekalavya Das, am about to receive sannyasa!  As a spiritual nephew and siksa disciple of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, I have poured out my heart to Maharaja, my highly respected and worshipable spiritual uncle, in the following letter.

Maharaja’s flood of unlimited compassion upon this most unworthy soul manifested with a letter of blessings and sannyasa siksa.  I am sharing the two letters with you here.  Please find out all the details and online links for my Sannyasa Diksa on 28th March, Gaura Purnima here:

Seeking Blessings for my Sannyasa

Your Servant
Ekalavya das


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