Appreciation Letter from Sri Lanka

Posted on September 26, 2011 by admin-vasanti

Dandavat pranama. All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga.

Dear loving Spiritual Sister Vasanti Dasi,

First of all I would like to offer pranamas and thanks by heart regarding a lot of holy books sent by you. Still, I cannot believe that. Still I am thinking that is a dream. I cannot explain my happiness mood to you. Really I am experiencing spiritual happiness. We are offering our very humble salutations and thanks for  Srila Gurudev Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Astottarasata Tridandi Bhikshu Sri Sri Sri Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja Gosvami, Sri Radha-Krsna, the world-wide all devotees of Sri Radha – Krsna , all diksa and siksa Gurus, Sri Gaudiya Math, and all world-wide  devotees who are promoting ,maintaining and fostering Sri Gaudiya Math and Gaudiya Vaisnava theology and tradition.

With unlimited mercy of Sri Guru, Sri Krsna and all saintly devotees of Sri Radha-Krsna we received matchless spiritual books based on Gaudiya Vaisnava Theology. Presently we are thinking how to systematically fulfill Sri Lanka’s spiritual needs, desires and goals. As Sri Lankans we were thirsty and hungry for the Gaudiya Vaisnava Theology .

We would like to explain how we came in contact with Srila Gurudeva?

We are as Sri Lankans struggling for understanding Sri Krsna and maintain spiritual link with Sri Krsna through Krsna Consciousness . Therefore we have a few requirements to fulfill. There are needed:

  • plant pure and real seed of Gaudiya Vaisnava theology
  • form a groups of devotees of Sri Radha-Krsna
  • creation of a dialogue of Gaudiya Vaisnava theology among the Sri Lankans.
  • Formation of Gaudiya Vaisnava Community
  • promote and establish Gaudiya Vaisnava life style based on Gaudiya Vaisnava Culture including Bhakti arts , music , food culture  etc.

Finally, we understood initially we need knowledge of  the Gaudiya Vaisnava Theology. Since 1996, we have been struggling to understand Gaudiya Vaisnavism. Especially in Sri Lanka there is no dialogue regarding that. With the mercy of Sri Krsna, ISKCON temple has a Srila Prabhupada’s book selling center. But the challenge was there are no spiritual teachers to discuss or clarify theological issues.

With mercy of Srila Prabhupada and Sri Purosttama Sri Radha and Sri Krsna, I started reading and studying Gaudiya Vaisnavism. At that time I understood that without guidance and mercy of a bona fide Sri Guru, a Krsna devotee  cannot get  understanding of the secrets of bhakti or anything related Gaudiya Vaisnavism.

With mercy of Srila Prabhupada and Sri Radha and Sri Krsna, I am attracted to Bhakti Arts (www.bhaktiart.net) of Her Holiness Srimati Syamarani Dasi. I found a greater and saintly Guru through Bhaktiart who is Srila Gurudeva Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnu Pada Paramahamsa Astottarasata Tridandi Bhikshu Sri Sri Sri Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja.

Finally with mercy and hidden guidance of Sri Radha and Sri Krsna, through the bhaktiart website, I was linked with Purebhakti.com and started reading e-books of Nitya lila Pravista Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Tridandi Bhiksu Sri Sri Sri Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. I got basic understanding of basic shape of Pure and Real Gaudiya Vaisnavism through self-reading and self-studying of Gurudeva’s books. Reading with these e-books I accepted as my Sri Guru Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnu Pada Paramahamsa Astottarasata Tridandi Bhikshu Sri Sri Sri Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja.

Still I am not an initiated devotee and I know I need siksa and diksa.  Therefore I should be ready for that and I am waiting for that. Really I know with mercy of Srila Gurudeva and Sri Radha-Krsna they will help me through his devotees.

Due to book donation of the GVP Sponsorship program, now we have many books (hard copies)   of Srila Gurudeva’s. I already keep these books in my home library, and now I can invite few friends for discussions, can start a dialogue among the friends and can introduce purebhakti.com web site and other web sites. I am going to distribute extra copies and leaflets among the selected friends, selected few translators and book authors. I can motivate them to translate few selected parts into local languages (in Sinhalese). It will be more effective to create a dialogue and form a core study group. These days I am struggling to translate Essence of Bhagavad-gita written by Srila Gurudeva. I am going to distribute the Art CDs sent among the few Fine Arts University Students. It will be effective for fulfill of our goal (Creating dialogue on Krsna Consciousness /Gaudiya Vaisnava theology ).

Again I am  offering my  very humble salutations and thanks to  Srila Gurudeva, Nitya Lila Pravista Om Visnu Pada Paramahamsa Astottarasata Tridandi Bhikshu Sri Sri Sri Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, and to all world-wide  devotees who are promoting ,maintaining and fostering Sri Gaudiya Math and Gaudiya Vaisnava theology and tradition.

Please accept my humble Pranams (salutations ) unto your lotus feet.

Yours Brother,

Nalaka Sajeewa Weerasuriya

Home postal Address : Nalaka Sajeewa Weerasuriya,926/6,Udawatta Road,Malabe,Sri Lanka

E-mail : nalakasajeewaweerasuriya@gmail.com Telephone: 0094775044634

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Deepthi
    7 years ago

    Nalaka, I pray that you will be inspired to write articles of this nature, and others that you’ve written on various issues in the past. With more life experience and understanding of your path, you will achieve your dreams, and the Lord of the Universe will hear your intentions, and grant His Light to shine on you.

    • Nalaka
      7 years ago

      Dear Deepthi,

      Thank you very much for your feedback

      Nalaka

  2. Jayasuriya
    7 years ago

    Yes Nalaka Sri lanka need re plant of Hare Krsna Movement.Sri Lankan ISKCON devotees need spiritual energy, trainings and guidance .

    1. They are promoting Vishnu and they are maintaining and promoting worship system promote by Buddhist monks and popular buddhism and shivism . Both of these sectors worshiping Vishnu as demi god. It is Gaudiya Vaisnavism?

    2. Sri Lankan ISKCON devotees promoting astrology and belife system of Shivism and buddhist rural traditions .It is Gaudiya Vaisnavism?

    3. Sri Lankan Iskcon devotees promoting and selling Valampuris . They are telling Krsna is the Valampuri,It is Gaudiya Vaisnavism?

    4. Sri lanka lot of devotees writting lot of articles to collect money for elders homes and children homes. It is Gaudiya Vaisnavism?

    5. Creating conflict among devotees . It is Gaudiya Vaisnavism

    Therefore need to do lot to clean germs spreded by socalled ISKCON devotees and Plant Real Seed of Gaudiya Vaisnavism.

    Akila Jayasuriya

  3. Haridas dasa
    7 years ago

    Dandabats Prabhu
    ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’
    Prabhupada and Gurudeva live on in Vaisnavas like you…
    One of the best quotes I have heard is Their line…”the word impossible comes from a fool’s dictionary”…”shoot for the Rhino”

    You have taken Prabhupada in your heart and he has given you Gurudeva…He,in your heart will guide you to a very special living Guru…Thanks for being an example of Their unending mercy…Add one other title to both these Greats…Parivacarya…Globe Trotter…if not for this extension of all their other fantastic attributes… you and I wouldn’t be having this communication. Thanks for your inspiration efforts to please Them