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What qualification do we have to be in the Sankirtan movement of Sri Sachinandana Gaurahari, the deliverer of all the fallen conditioned souls in this age of Kali? What divine good fortune has brought us onto the path of Bhakti, which is the only path that leads to eternal bliss in the service of Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar in their eternal abode, Golok Vrindavan? What piety have we performed in our previous lives to be able to be blessed with the holy names of the Lord, the most merciful Hare Krishna Mahamantra? When we contemplate on the source of our unfathomable good fortune, we can understand that the only cause thereof is the causeless mercy upon us fallen souls, who are unworthy of such blessings but have yet received them due to his compassionate nature, of His divine grave A.C. Bhaktivendanta Swami Prabhupad. Overlooking all faults and all disqualifications, he freely distributed the most sublime process of Bhakti through out the world, delivering millions of people from the cycle of repeated birth and death. Disregarding his own comfort, he took the pain to take the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to the west, where the general populace was oblivious to the real path leading to spiritual life and were rather mislead by impostor Gurus. In order to thus preach the Krishna consciousness movement he traveled the World numerous times, tirelessly spreading the glories of the holy names and having mercy on countless living entities. In order to dissipate the darkness of ignorance, he illuminated the society with his profound yet simple purports on the various transcendental literatures like Bhagwat Gita, Srimad Bhagwatam, Chatianya Charitamrita and others, thus making the sublime messages of these most treasured books in the line of Bhakti understandable for us fallen jivas, who get easily confused by misleading interpretations of these great literatures. Indeed, we are sold out servants at his lotus feet, for he is our only shelter, our only master, and our only hope of deliverance from this material world. We have no qualification to be in this movement of Gaurhari, yet we are here only by the mercy of Srila Prabhupad, and therefore we firmly hold on to his lotus feet, making them our very life and soul. May these lotus feet of his always give us shelter under their cooling shade.