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2017: Submit a Tribute : Entry # 408
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Narottamananda_Dasa-1970-Apr-7-Location_unknown
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,


You came to teach what we had forgotten, but first our hearts needed to be won.

Your humility, kindness, intelligence, and strength introduced us to vaishnava qualities, though personally what awakened my heart was the purity of your voice, your bhajan.

You introduced us to sacred literature and song, recipes and prayer, mantra and faith. You, the saffron wrapped jewel of vrindaban, we, your rag-tag followers chanting, swaying to your bhakti beat.

You attracted us to your whirlpool of love: chanting in the streets, cooking feasts, sharing prasada with all we’d meet.

Krishna seemed far away, but not you; you were within reach, within sight, and within communication. You were our example, our inspiration, and pleasing you was our goal and very purpose.

Book distribution, temple service, cooking, taking prasad, reading, cleaning, and study as well as communal chanting brought us together: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

I originally heard the maha mantra from Allen Ginsberg prior to a poetry recital of his. A year later I chanted with Rupanuga, Bhurijana, Jagadisha, and others at my university. Shortly afterwards I heard kirtan from you and something special happened. My heart softened just a hint revealing bhakti as a possibility, which is an incredible gift that I thank you for eternally.

Your insignificant servant,

Narottamananda dasa
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Dear Srila Prabhupada,


You came to teach what we had forgotten, but first our hearts needed to be won.

Your humility, kindness, intelligence, and strength introduced us to vaishnava qualities, though personally what awakened my heart was the purity of your voice, your bhajan.

You introduced us to sacred literature and song, recipes and prayer, mantra and faith. You, the saffron wrapped jewel of vrindaban, we, your rag-tag followers chanting, swaying to your bhakti beat.

You attracted us to your whirlpool of love: chanting in the streets, cooking feasts, sharing prasada with all we’d meet.

Krishna seemed far away, but not you; you were within reach, within sight, and within communication. You were our example, our inspiration, and pleasing you was our goal and very purpose.

Book distribution, temple service, cooking, taking prasad, reading, cleaning, and study as well as communal chanting brought us together: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

I originally heard the maha mantra from Allen Ginsberg prior to a poetry recital of his. A year later I chanted with Rupanuga, Bhurijana, Jagadisha, and others at my university. Shortly afterwards I heard kirtan from you and something special happened. My heart softened just a hint revealing bhakti as a possibility, which is an incredible gift that I thank you for eternally.

Your insignificant servant,

Narottamananda dasa
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No - I want my physical copy to read
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narottam (lorin fogel) c/o bhima das
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iskcon juhu
hare krishna land
juhu, mumbai, maharashtra 400049
India
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India
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with the listing of my name you had mentioned 'unknown'. i don't know what this refers to. if somehow this refers to where i was initiated then the answer is detroit. thank you prabhus for your service 🙂