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In this 53rd annual Vyäsa-püjä e-book, a few of the distinguished themes embody honoring the a hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of Srila Prabhupäda’s look, the challenges and triumphs that ISKCON has skilled within the midst of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and the pressing must all the time preserve Srila Prabhupäda’s temper and mission within the forefront of our consciousness as ISKCON continues to transition to a brand new technology of management.
This is the primary Vyäsa-püjä e-book since 1988 with out an homage from His Holiness Bhakti Chäru Swami, who succumbed to COVID-19 in July of final yr. Since the homages are submitted from January to May, the 2020 e-book contained his final providing, and in honor of this extraordinary devotee who was so expensive to Srila Prabhupäda and to hundreds of devotees in ISKCON, we reproduce that providing right here:
Dear Srila Prabhupäda,
Please settle for my most humble obeisances unto your divine lotus toes. As I’m attempting to compose my Vyäsa-püjä providing, I can not assist however replicate on the world scenario right this moment. The entire world is within the grip of intense worry brought on by a pandemic, and virtually every part has come to a standstill. The entire of India is on lockdown, and nobody is allowed to exit of his home. For the primary time in historical past, all of the locations of worship—temples, mosques, church buildings, and synagogues—have been shut down. No one might have ever imagined that such a scenario would come up. Nevertheless, I can see the foresight of Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu. Knowing that such a scenario would come up, when nobody would be capable of go to the temple to see the Deities of the Lord and worship Him, He gave us the method of chanting His holy identify.
At a time like this, I additionally ponder whether that is His divine association to drive this world to give up unto Him and settle for the method of congregational chanting. After all, He despatched you to meet His prediction, and really systematically you have got made all of the preparations by creating the establishment of ISKCON and coaching a military of devoted devotees worldwide, a military that’s marching ahead geared up with essentially the most highly effective weapons of your books to defeat the misdirected, atheistic civilization of this world.
On this auspicious day of your Vyäsa-püjä, please bless us in order that we will turn into valiant warriors in Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu’s military and struggle in opposition to the enemy that has vitiated the entire world with sinful actions. Please lead us, as our superb normal, to put siege to meateating, intoxication, illicit intercourse, and playing. Under your divine management, we’re assured that victory might be ours, that we are going to defeat the everlasting enemy of this world, which corrupts everybody’s thoughts with the poison of atheism. Once once more, beneath your knowledgeable steerage, allow us to set up the dominion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead on this world.
When we’ve a pure devotee such as you to guide us and the Supreme Personality of Godhead with us, then who can ever doubt our victory? Who can ever doubt that the ominous affect of Kali might be defeated and that absolute peace and supreme prosperity will prevail once more, bringing the non secular world right down to this lovely planet of ours.
Your humble servant eternally,
Bhakti Chäru Swami
We’re positive Bhakti Chäru Swami, actually one in every of Srila Prabhupäda’s foremost valiant warriors, is with him now, serving to to unfold the rays of Lord Caitanya’s benediction moon.