HG Brahmananda Prabhu, The Mountain of our mission
Today we are celebrating the 3rd anniversary disappearance of our most beloved Brahmananda Prabhu. I always had great respect and affection for Brahmananda Prabhu, because of his unflinching faith in and pure unalloyed love for Srila Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupada once called Brahmananda Prabhu, “The Mountain of our mission”.
Brahmananda Prabhu was the embodiment of love for Srila Prabhupada. He knew no other life than service to Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet. He was so dear to Prabhupada, that Prabhupada allowed him to save his life on several occasions. Fortunately, before Brahmananda Prabhu left this world, he shared with us his intimate pastimes with Prabhupada, for us to learn what genuine guru seva is. As the first temple president in ISKCON, he basically ran the movement according to Prabhupada’s instructions. His heart was so soft like nectar that whenever he spoke of Prabhupada he would cry. But externally he was formidable to anyone who caused Srila Prabhupada the slightest inconvenience. Srila Prabhupada explained that there is an ISKCON in the spiritual world and everyone will go there except for Mr. Nair.
Dear Brahmananda Prabhu, with your departure from this world you have gained everything. It is us who have lost the greatest treasure of your association. So hopefully we will all meet you again at Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet.