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2017: Submit a Tribute : Entry # 356
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Oh Divine Master Srila Prabhupada,

All glories to your mighty radiant infinitely merciful lotus feet!

Wondering what I can say, what I can do what I can write to glorify You.

As i’m attempting to compose this humble offering, as usual its difficult to find fitting words to describe your sublime mercy and kindness divine.

Srila Prabhupada, the depth of Your sacrifice was inconceivable, incomprehensible, unimaginable, improbable & absolutely incalculable and miraculous. No-one can ever surpass Your achievements in ending bereavement.


As I sit here within the Bhakti Center @ 25 First avenue , around the corner from 26 Second avenue Matchless Gifts storefront, my heart overflows with great joy and ecstatic meditations, remembrances and reflections on Your Divine Grace. Such profoundly touching memories enter my heart right from the start.

At this sacred moment in this place may I commence to glorify Your Divine Grace.
I pray within my worthlessness and nothingness that I can someday and in some way be a witness to all of Your astounding unfathomable greatness.

You are a mine of real love and compassion for all living entities suffering and roaming this material prison house, a Ferris wheel of birth, death, old age and disease.

A world where religions are lying, people crying, all are dying without even trying to understand why.

Then You appeared decreasing our fear, giving a chance to see truth clear! We had no depth, shallow and in debt. Now Your lights shining and brightly kept.

Your mercy flowed like a volcanic eruption ending our suffering, finished all the sensual corruption !

Until that moment when I first saw you, I used to think that love was just a fairy tale. Life was pale. But then Your glance awakened me. Made the walls come tumbling down from all around, then love was found within my saddened heart, a sensation so profound.

I smiled all around, no more was I bound. Stopped acting like a clown, by hearing that Holy sound!

You are more affectionate than so many mothers. I remember how Your smile just captured me, was filled with glee. That first darshan, that magic moment, I was ready for atonement. That first smile lasted a while. That first gaze, beyond the haze. Dragged me outta the maze. I could taste what real love was, no more fuzz.

My eyes adored You. Tears of joy came over me like never before. Seems Your love just opened that door. Life had new meaning, no longer a bore. Someone in my life finally to worship and adore. What more can I ask for!

Couldn’t look away, just couldn't look away on that day. It was true love at first sight I really must say. I lost all external awareness except for Your effulgent presence. Seemed I’d known You from a time long ago. A psychic intuition, was time for an act of contrition!

What a thrice double ass, always coming up short and full of lies, going down fast. Was a dreadful past. But You lit up my life ending all strife, and showed me the meaning of love in this life.

With Your inconceivable might You have shown Your light which is ending the worlds plight from a dark ghastly night!

All glories to Thee, who set our souls free, I thank you again with all humility for allowing me to hear and dance to Your Kirtan melody, which still always astounds me, setting my soul free, giving vision of what we can be.

And the taste of prasad which gives our tongues glee and which tastes so divine and heavenly, karma free, glory be!

I felt invincible under the principle of staying in the shade of Your lotus feet. Was in LA feeling the heat, but felt no defeat, with no need to sleep, embracing Your lotus feet. HariNam sankirtan, book distribution’s marathons, with enthusiasm and no confusion, was outta illusion and oh so amusing! No more pride criticizing and accusing!!

Humbled by Your majesty, Your presence ceased all tragedy. All the drama and the trauma. Started chanting Hare Krsna, Hare Rama.

All of the day and all through the night giving Maya one heck of a fight!!! Deity worship, They were a gorgeous sight! And my heart was open and light, was a breeze, feeling delight, kept my copins tight. Realized wrong from right!

I played spiritually hard sweetest Prabhupada and with all my might. Then when u left, oh so sorry, gave up the fight! Went outta sight, jumped outta the spiritual flight. Was so crushed in losing Your light, weeping a bit throughout the night.

Now once again I'm gaining my sight, getting back on my feet, once again in the fight. Yes once again in the day and outta the night.

For Your Vyasa Puja offering in 1936 Your Divine Grace wrote such a wonderful offering which profoundly found a place within and speaks to my heart. May I begin:

"Personally, I have no hope for any direct service for the coming crores of births of the sojourn of my life, but I am confident that some day or other I shall be delivered from this mire of delusion in which I am at present so deeply sunk. Therefore let me with all my earnestness pray at the lotus feet of my Divine Master to allow me to suffer the lot for which I am destined due to my past misdoings, but to let me have this power of recollection: that I am nothing but a tiny servant of the Almighty Godhead, realized through the unflinching mercy of my Divine Master. Let me therefore bow down at his lotus feet with all the humility at my command.”

May I wear these words as a mala round my heart, thats my appeal! Begging to feel. May Your Divine words be forever etched within this wretched heart. Please Gurudev never depart. Your kirtan played a sweet ‘rag’ in my heart!

You revealed such humility, was not my proclivity. But has its appeal I’m starting to feel, its making me heal, now feeling real, feeling whole down to my soul.

Mercy You give, I'm starting to live and begging please, hear my pleas, cure this disease, I’m down on my knees.


Ramanada Raya concluded and declared to Sri Caitanya MahaPrabhu that
there is nothing as profitable as the association of pure devotees. The essence of all auspicious events.

How inconceivably fortunate I must be to have received all that mercy! Your association, Your kindness, Your smiles, Your tears, Your instructions, Your glance, Your recognition, Your walks, Your talks , Your charm, Your tenderness, Your sternness, Your compassion. Your grace was all over the place! Got me out from the rat race.

The real love You brought from way above! Your words are soothing, oozing with love.

Reflecting on the younger generation: They are so inspired with pure desire, and taking part in so many aspects within Iskcon. Gurukuli melas and gatherings! So much youthful energy. Who could have fathomed? They are blessed with so many talents, deep faith and balance. Serving in so many ways and in so many capacities, cooperating with sincere pure tenacity.

Kirtaners galore all over the place, purifying all of the space! What enthusiasm and spiritual toil, a source of Iskcons growth all over the world. Is it possible I can have even a fraction of their enthusiasm Srila Prabhupada? Can I feel what they are feeling? Need a spiritual recharge another healing. When will that day come about? Please let my bhakti sprout! Praying I may be able to serve them. Hoping against hope for that day. Just gotta pray if I may.

The following words You spoke in 1973: “The Spiritual Master is present wherever his sincere disciple is trying to serve his instructions.  This is possible by the mercy of Krsna. In your attempts to serve me and in all your sincere devotional sentiments I am with you as my Guru Maharaja is with me. Remember this always.”

Recently I read in TLC that instruction alone cannot make one see. Unless one is blessed by Guru, such teachings cannot become fully manifest. Therefore one should seek the mercy of the Spiritual Master so that the instructions can develop more faster.

I am worthless and unworthy but still beg for Your mercy. Will remain always vigilant and longing in this way. Just a drop of Your mercy I pray, hoping to serve You in every way, each and every day. Then it will be sweeter than May.


Persons burning in the flames of material existence may receive the rains of mercy of the Lord if no resistance through the transparent medium of the self-realized soul even from a distance.

The knowledge which we receive from the Spiritual Master cannot be taken away but will go with us if we quit this body today! Your instructions are an eternal asset in all ways. May my vision of You always stay.

What a journey You undertook Srila Prabhupada to reach out and save us souls. Made us whole. This story will never grow old. It will eventually be appreciated by the mass of humanity down through eternity. This is a guarantee. Everyone will listen closely.

These ecstatic words were shouted out as one of Your Godbrothers from Jaganath Puri jumped up and down in praise of Your successful overseas journey: Abaya Babu finally did it! Abaya Babu finally did it! Abaya Babu finally did it!!!!!

Yes Srila Prabhupada, You did it magnificently amazingly and very gracefully! Your sacrifice is setting us free. The whole world will one day see! I’m grateful for your accomplishments and sacrifices setting us free.

I’m hoping that I may get out from the clutches of Maya, out of Her fire, develop pure desire, and not keep violating this great boon you have bestowed upon this buffoon!

Only by your mercy can I be allowed to serve in Your mission without condition.

I live to be corrected and inspected.
Your aspiring disciple,
Arjuna das…..
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Oh Divine Master Srila Prabhupada,

All glories to your mighty radiant infinitely merciful lotus feet!

Wondering what I can say, what I can do what I can write to glorify You.

As i’m attempting to compose this humble offering, as usual its difficult to find fitting words to describe your sublime mercy and kindness divine.

Srila Prabhupada, the depth of Your sacrifice was inconceivable, incomprehensible, unimaginable, improbable & absolutely incalculable and miraculous. No-one can ever surpass Your achievements in ending bereavement.


As I sit here within the Bhakti Center @ 25 First avenue , around the corner from 26 Second avenue Matchless Gifts storefront, my heart overflows with great joy and ecstatic meditations, remembrances and reflections on Your Divine Grace. Such profoundly touching memories enter my heart right from the start.

At this sacred moment in this place may I commence to glorify Your Divine Grace.
I pray within my worthlessness and nothingness that I can someday and in some way be a witness to all of Your astounding unfathomable greatness.

You are a mine of real love and compassion for all living entities suffering and roaming this material prison house, a Ferris wheel of birth, death, old age and disease.

A world where religions are lying, people crying, all are dying without even trying to understand why.

Then You appeared decreasing our fear, giving a chance to see truth clear! We had no depth, shallow and in debt. Now Your lights shining and brightly kept.

Your mercy flowed like a volcanic eruption ending our suffering, finished all the sensual corruption !

Until that moment when I first saw you, I used to think that love was just a fairy tale. Life was pale. But then Your glance awakened me. Made the walls come tumbling down from all around, then love was found within my saddened heart, a sensation so profound.

I smiled all around, no more was I bound. Stopped acting like a clown, by hearing that Holy sound!

You are more affectionate than so many mothers. I remember how Your smile just captured me, was filled with glee. That first darshan, that magic moment, I was ready for atonement. That first smile lasted a while. That first gaze, beyond the haze. Dragged me outta the maze. I could taste what real love was, no more fuzz.

My eyes adored You. Tears of joy came over me like never before. Seems Your love just opened that door. Life had new meaning, no longer a bore. Someone in my life finally to worship and adore. What more can I ask for!

Couldn’t look away, just couldn't look away on that day. It was true love at first sight I really must say. I lost all external awareness except for Your effulgent presence. Seemed I’d known You from a time long ago. A psychic intuition, was time for an act of contrition!

What a thrice double ass, always coming up short and full of lies, going down fast. Was a dreadful past. But You lit up my life ending all strife, and showed me the meaning of love in this life.

With Your inconceivable might You have shown Your light which is ending the worlds plight from a dark ghastly night!

All glories to Thee, who set our souls free, I thank you again with all humility for allowing me to hear and dance to Your Kirtan melody, which still always astounds me, setting my soul free, giving vision of what we can be.

And the taste of prasad which gives our tongues glee and which tastes so divine and heavenly, karma free, glory be!

I felt invincible under the principle of staying in the shade of Your lotus feet. Was in LA feeling the heat, but felt no defeat, with no need to sleep, embracing Your lotus feet. HariNam sankirtan, book distribution’s marathons, with enthusiasm and no confusion, was outta illusion and oh so amusing! No more pride criticizing and accusing!!

Humbled by Your majesty, Your presence ceased all tragedy. All the drama and the trauma. Started chanting Hare Krsna, Hare Rama.

All of the day and all through the night giving Maya one heck of a fight!!! Deity worship, They were a gorgeous sight! And my heart was open and light, was a breeze, feeling delight, kept my copins tight. Realized wrong from right!

I played spiritually hard sweetest Prabhupada and with all my might. Then when u left, oh so sorry, gave up the fight! Went outta sight, jumped outta the spiritual flight. Was so crushed in losing Your light, weeping a bit throughout the night.

Now once again I'm gaining my sight, getting back on my feet, once again in the fight. Yes once again in the day and outta the night.

For Your Vyasa Puja offering in 1936 Your Divine Grace wrote such a wonderful offering which profoundly found a place within and speaks to my heart. May I begin:

"Personally, I have no hope for any direct service for the coming crores of births of the sojourn of my life, but I am confident that some day or other I shall be delivered from this mire of delusion in which I am at present so deeply sunk. Therefore let me with all my earnestness pray at the lotus feet of my Divine Master to allow me to suffer the lot for which I am destined due to my past misdoings, but to let me have this power of recollection: that I am nothing but a tiny servant of the Almighty Godhead, realized through the unflinching mercy of my Divine Master. Let me therefore bow down at his lotus feet with all the humility at my command.”

May I wear these words as a mala round my heart, thats my appeal! Begging to feel. May Your Divine words be forever etched within this wretched heart. Please Gurudev never depart. Your kirtan played a sweet ‘rag’ in my heart!

You revealed such humility, was not my proclivity. But has its appeal I’m starting to feel, its making me heal, now feeling real, feeling whole down to my soul.

Mercy You give, I'm starting to live and begging please, hear my pleas, cure this disease, I’m down on my knees.


Ramanada Raya concluded and declared to Sri Caitanya MahaPrabhu that
there is nothing as profitable as the association of pure devotees. The essence of all auspicious events.

How inconceivably fortunate I must be to have received all that mercy! Your association, Your kindness, Your smiles, Your tears, Your instructions, Your glance, Your recognition, Your walks, Your talks , Your charm, Your tenderness, Your sternness, Your compassion. Your grace was all over the place! Got me out from the rat race.

The real love You brought from way above! Your words are soothing, oozing with love.

Reflecting on the younger generation: They are so inspired with pure desire, and taking part in so many aspects within Iskcon. Gurukuli melas and gatherings! So much youthful energy. Who could have fathomed? They are blessed with so many talents, deep faith and balance. Serving in so many ways and in so many capacities, cooperating with sincere pure tenacity.

Kirtaners galore all over the place, purifying all of the space! What enthusiasm and spiritual toil, a source of Iskcons growth all over the world. Is it possible I can have even a fraction of their enthusiasm Srila Prabhupada? Can I feel what they are feeling? Need a spiritual recharge another healing. When will that day come about? Please let my bhakti sprout! Praying I may be able to serve them. Hoping against hope for that day. Just gotta pray if I may.

The following words You spoke in 1973: “The Spiritual Master is present wherever his sincere disciple is trying to serve his instructions.  This is possible by the mercy of Krsna. In your attempts to serve me and in all your sincere devotional sentiments I am with you as my Guru Maharaja is with me. Remember this always.”

Recently I read in TLC that instruction alone cannot make one see. Unless one is blessed by Guru, such teachings cannot become fully manifest. Therefore one should seek the mercy of the Spiritual Master so that the instructions can develop more faster.

I am worthless and unworthy but still beg for Your mercy. Will remain always vigilant and longing in this way. Just a drop of Your mercy I pray, hoping to serve You in every way, each and every day. Then it will be sweeter than May.


Persons burning in the flames of material existence may receive the rains of mercy of the Lord if no resistance through the transparent medium of the self-realized soul even from a distance.

The knowledge which we receive from the Spiritual Master cannot be taken away but will go with us if we quit this body today! Your instructions are an eternal asset in all ways. May my vision of You always stay.

What a journey You undertook Srila Prabhupada to reach out and save us souls. Made us whole. This story will never grow old. It will eventually be appreciated by the mass of humanity down through eternity. This is a guarantee. Everyone will listen closely.

These ecstatic words were shouted out as one of Your Godbrothers from Jaganath Puri jumped up and down in praise of Your successful overseas journey: Abaya Babu finally did it! Abaya Babu finally did it! Abaya Babu finally did it!!!!!

Yes Srila Prabhupada, You did it magnificently amazingly and very gracefully! Your sacrifice is setting us free. The whole world will one day see! I’m grateful for your accomplishments and sacrifices setting us free.

I’m hoping that I may get out from the clutches of Maya, out of Her fire, develop pure desire, and not keep violating this great boon you have bestowed upon this buffoon!

Only by your mercy can I be allowed to serve in Your mission without condition.

I live to be corrected and inspected.
Your aspiring disciple,
Arjuna das…..
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