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Date: February 18th, 2011
Topic: Dhruva Maharaj Goes Back to Godhead
Verse:SB 4.12.13Speaker: HG Ajamila Prabhu____________________________________________
sat-trimsad-varsa-sahasramsasasa ksiti-mandalambhogaih punya-ksayam kurvannabhogair asubha-ksayam
TRANSLATION: Dhruva Maharaja ruled over this planet for thirty-six thousand years; he diminished the reactions of pious activities by enjoyment, and bypracticing austerities he diminished inauspicious reactions.
PURPORT: That Dhruva Maharaja ruled over the planet for thirty-six thousand years means that he was present in the Satya-yuga because in the Satya-yugapeople used to live for one hundred thousand years. In the next yuga, Treta, people used to live for ten thousand years, and in the next yuga, Dvapara,for one thousand years. In the present age, the Kali-yuga, the maximum duration of life is one hundred years. With the change of the yugas, theduration of life and memory, the quality of kindness and all other good qualities diminish.
There are two kinds of activities, namely pious and impious. By executing pious activities one can gain facilities for higher material enjoyment, butdue to impious activities one has to undergo severe distress. A devotee, however, is not interested in enjoyment or affected by distress. When he isprosperous he knows, "I am diminishing the results of my pious activities," and when he is in distress he knows, "I am diminishing the reactions of myimpious activities." A devotee is not concerned with enjoyment or distress; he simply desires to execute devotional service.
It is said in the Srimad-Bhagavatam that devotional service should be apratihata, unchecked by the material conditions of happiness or distress.The devotee undergoes processes of austerity such as observing Ekadasi and similar other fasting days and refraining from illicit sex life,intoxication, gambling and meat-eating. Thus he becomes purified from the reactions of his past impious life, and because he engages in devotionalservice, which is the most pious activity, he enjoys life without separate endeavor. [End of Srila Prabhupada's purport to SB 4.12.14]
HG Ajamila Prabhu: So in this section of Srimad Bhagavatam entitled 'Dhruva Maharaj Goes Back to Godhead' and also this particular verse is wonderfullyinstructive. From Srimad-Bhagavatam we learn unlimited lessons and unlimited teachings of the spiritual science of devotional service. Here in thisparticular section of the Srimad-Bhagavatam specifically Dhruva Maharaj is being related to.
Just to recap on the history or the events surrounding this particular verse that is being described is that Dhruva Maharaj as a boy was the son of KingUttanapada. King Uttanapada had two queens namely Suruci and Suniti. So the queen Suruci was very much favored by King Uttanapada and it so happenedthat the other queen, Suniti was not favored equally. The king had sons with both of these queens and the situation arose that Dhruva Maharaj was tryingto get on the lap of his father as any child would naturally do. But the child of the other queen was already on the lap of his father.
So he was shunned away by his father because of the presence of his other co-brother on his lap. So Dhruva Maharaj, as any child would, became upsetby this. He was very disturbed. Naturally if the child cannot get on to his father's lap the child would become very emotional, cry and throw a tantrumand all of that.
Then to make matters worse Queen Suruci said so that Dhruva could hear and everybody else could hear, said that, "You are not qualified to get on thelap of your father because you are not born from my womb. You are born from the womb of Suniti who is not favored as much. So this disturbed DhruvaMaharaj very much, so much so that he went crying to his mother. His mother preached to him actually that, "You should just simply tolerate." But Dhruva Maharaj was a ksatriya by nature.
The true nature of a ksatriya is that if you offer some insult they will become very offended. They would become immensely angry. Whereas if youoffer some insult to a brahmana it is simply like water off a ducks back. The brahmana is not disturbed by insult or any offence but the ksatriyas arebecause they are in the mode of passion. Of course this nature is also utilized in Krishna's service.
Dhruva Maharaj was from a very powerful ksatriya family and he also had the very same nature, as Srila Prabhupada describes so he became immenselydisturbed by the situation. His mother said that, "If you want to change the situation, then simply surrender to Krishna. Engage yourself in devotionalservice." So Dhruva Maharaj actually left the palace and went into the forest immensely determined to perform austerities.
His desire was that he wanted to have a kingdom that was unrivaled in all the three worlds. So this is the nature of a ksatriya. Ksatriyas like tohave the power, they like to have control, they like to have a kingdom and they like to have something which they can rule over. They like to rule overthe people. So they can do that either in a good way or a bad way but thatis a different thing.
So this was Dhruva Maharaj's desire that he wanted to have a kingdom that was unsurpassable in all the three worlds. So it is explained in theBhagavatam then Narada Muni came and was amazed by the ksatriya qualities of Dhruva Maharaj. He said to him, "Dhruva Maharaj what are you doing?" ThenNarada Muni preached to him and said, "You should just forget it. These things happen. Due to you previous activities you were put into a situationwhere you were insulted. You should tolerate that and go on with your life and take it as your wealth, take it as your ornament. Please tolerate." Actually he was preaching to him in a brahminical way but Dhruva Maharaj said, "I cannot do that. I know you have instructed me to do that but Icannot. I cannot tolerate that. Please show me a way in which I can attain an unrivaled kingdom. So as you all know Dhruva Maharaj then received fromNarada Muni the mantra, "Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya" which is a very, very powerful mantra. Dhruva Maharaj attained perfection by reciting this mantravery purely.
So Dhruva Maharaj's desire to attain an unequaled kingdom was relative but by the time he finished chanting "Om Nama Bhagavate Vasudevaya" he became sopurified by love for Krishna. He said, "I am no longer interested in the kingdom. I am simply interested in serving Krishna. He became totally purified. So Narada Muni's instruction was quite perfect and befitting. So that is the background behind the events in this section of the Bhagavatam.
When Dhruva Maharaj was given the kingdom, as described here Dhruva Maharaj ruled over the planet for thirty six thousand years. In history we are nowtwo thousand years and eighty years after the death of Christ. 2011. So this is thirty six thousand years. It is quite a long time for one person to liveand to also render the kingdom.
The explanation is given by Srila Prabhupada's purport that was in the Satya yuga. Srila Prabhupada explains that in the Satya yuga people would live forone hundred thousand years. So if Dhruva Maharaj's life span was a hundred thousand years he ruled the earth for thirty six thousand years. So thatportion of his life was as a ksatriya was taken up as a ruler. That is about one third of his life.
We know that in contrast the rulers of today are still clinging on to power when they are like sixty or seventy sometimes even eighty years old. Theyare quite dysfunctional and still they are hanging on to the power and transgressing this example the example that Dhruva Maharaj set, which is onethird of his life he would spend taking rulership and for the other two thirds he would simply dedicate for practicing Krishna consciousness. Theone third was the beginning of the life when he was trained; the middle third was when he was ruling others and the last third of his life in theequivalent of about a hundred years equal one hundred thousand years we can assume that he would have retired at about sixty five or sixty six.
Srila Prabhupada also mentions in another place that although Dhruva Maharaj's body was seemingly old his body still looked strong and powerful.The next point here is that Dhruva Maharaj diminished the reaction to his pious activities by enjoyment and by practicing austerities he diminishedthe inauspicious reactions.
This is also philosophically instructive that in this whole material creation there is only two things, which is punya and papa. Above that isdevotional service. Devotional service is transcendental. As devotees devotional service is also very closely followed by punya and papa. We quiteoften hear throughout the Bhagavatam how things are said to be this is good punya. We do this because it is auspicious and we avoid that because it isinauspicious and we avoid that because it is inauspicious- subham and asubham, auspicious and inauspicious. Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita,
subhasubha-parityagi bhaktiman yah sa me priyah [Bg 12.17]
That a devotee who subhasubha-parityagi, that a devotee renounces both auspicious and inauspicious things. A devotee's position is very, veryelevated. It is actually not so easy to be subhasubha-parityagi. Bhaktiman yah sa me priyah - then one becomes very dear to Krishna as soon as werenounce both auspicious and inauspicious activities.
However until we attain to the platform of pure devotional service we strive for the mode of goodness and we have to purify ourselves from previoussinful reactions. So we come to Krishna consciousness with sinful reactions from previous lifetimes. By executing Krishna consciousness we eliminate thesinful reactions from previous lifetimes. By executing devotional service we also accumulate punya. So the question arises if a devotee is renderingdevotional service is he accumulating punya or is that devotee renouncing punya and simply accumulating transcendence? Which mean you don't keepaccrue any pious or impious activity. So this is a very interesting, deep philosophical point.
My understanding is that it depends on the consciousness of the devotee. Each devotee is desiring or not desiring like that. A devotee may desirematerial enjoyment. Just like the typical example is Dhruva Maharaj. He was advised by Narada Muni, "Just engage in pure devotional service. Don't worryabout the fact that you were insulted. That is a way to burn off your sinful reaction from previously." But Dhruva Maharaj in that instance he rejectedthat instruction but took up devotional service under the instruction of Narada Muni simply to get some material enjoyment.
So as we find in the beginning of Srimad Bhagavatam that whether you are full of material desires, whether you have no material desires or you desiresome liberation surrender to Krishna. Whatever your state of being is, whatever you desire go to Krishna for that desire. So the question is when adevotee is rendering devotional service is he accumulating punya or is he accumulating transcendental association with Krishna? It depends on thedesire of the devotee.
Therefore what we desire determines everything. Just like Dhruva Maharaj's desire was to enjoy. So Krishna rewarded him accordingly. Later DhruvaMaharaj's desire was not to enjoy. His desire was only by following the process that Narada Muni gave him, he developed love for Krishna. Kuvera,the treasurer of all the Devas (And Lord Kuvera is not short of any benedictions that he can give,) even came to him and said, "You name thebenediction and I will give it to you. Whatever you want I will give it to you."
He could have given him this kingdom, that kingdom, the treasuries of the heavenly planets. So Dhruva Maharaj's reply to that was that, "I only wantpure devotional service. Please give me only pure devotional service." As a result of Dhruva Maharaj desiring the punya, it is stated here that hediminished the reactions of his pious activities. He had to actually leave it out. He diminished those pious activities. So if we desire the results ofpious activities then that is what we will get. If we desire only krsna-prema then that is what we will get, Krishna willing.
What we learn from this is as Srila Prabhupada mentions in the purport that a devotee is not concerned with the enjoyment or distress but only withunmotivated pure devotional service so that he can be situated in Krishna's service unconditionally either in the material world or in the spiritualworld. And that is the only desire that a devotee has.
Due to our previous lifetime we see that some devotees diminish the results of their previous pious activities by bona fide enjoyment. There is bonafide enjoyment and there is un-bona fide enjoyment. Dhruva Maharaj's enjoyment was bona fide. He gave up everything according to the regulativeprinciples of Vedic culture. In this way he lived out enjoying the results of his previous pious activity.
When we look around in the world today we see there are many people actually enjoying the results of their previous pious activities. What are thesymptoms of pious activities? Health, wealth, education and beauty! These four things characterize the symptoms of the pious activity from previouslifetimes. And when there is a lack of those four things - no health, no wealth, no education or no beauty that is a symptom that place is made oftotally distress. A totally distressful situation! No health, no wealth, no education or no beauty.
We can see people in that situation around the world. That is a symptom of previous sinful activity. When we see people who have health, wealth,education or beauty then that is a symptom of previous pious activity. When the people are in the situation of pious activity in this Kali yuga we seewhat do they do with it? They enjoy the results of their pious activities in an un-bona fide way. They break every rule in the book. They engage in meateating, intoxication, gambling and illicit sex. You can see that they are leading very sinful lives.
Sometimes people say, "How come that person is enjoying all those thing? He is not getting any reaction. Here I am a devotee. I am chanting and I amsuffering." It depends on which devotee really but we look and we see that if they join us we can understand that those people previously did somepunya to be in that position. But all their punya are going up in smoke in one lifetime. In one lifetime it is all going up in smoke! The nextdestination is the hellish planets. In one lifetime they will burn up all the punya. Krishna knows how many lifetimes they took to accumulate all thatgood punya.
A very good example that always comes to my mind is one very big Iskcon supporter in London named Sri Chand Hinduja. He is a very pious man andeveryday he comes to the Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara Temple gets mahaprasad and takes darsan. And his whole family is worth maybe three or four billionpounds. So you can see health, wealth, education and he has got all the symptoms of good punya from previous lifetimes. But what is he doing withthat good punya? He is utilizing it to some degree in Krishna's service.
So when a person comes intoiand he utilizes it in Krishna's service then it is truly fortunate. Just like Dhruva Maharaj here he diminished the resultsof his pious activities by enjoying them in Krishna's service. In the kingdom that he was ruling everyone was a devotee.
On the other hand we see that there is a reaction called impious activities. Srila Prabhupada specifically mentions in the purport, "The devoteeundergoes processes of austerity such as observing Ekadasi and similar other fasting days and refraining from illicit sex life, intoxication, gamblingand meat-eating."
Personally I take a lot of interest in Ekadasi' and I like to observe them as much as I can. What I learnt by studying then, is that you find so manyconversations were Krishna instructs that His devotee should observe this Ekadasi vrata. So the result of the Ekadasi is twofold. One is that you getpunya and the other is that you get krsna-prema. And we find that in the 'Nectar of Devotion' Srila Prabhupada mentions that the sole main purpose ofobserving Ekadasi is to increase our love for Govinda. Again devotional service depends on your desire, on the individual devotee's desire.
One can desire Krishna, love for Govinda or one can desire the heavenly planets like Dhruva Maharaj or a kingdom. Everyone is free to desirewhatever they want to desire. So we read the descriptions that benefit of observing these austerities are twofold. One is that it gives you punya andit also gives you krsna-prema. But on the other side it is very powerful in eradicating sinful reactions from previous lifetimes.
The reason why the living entity will suffer in this lifetime is because of the reactions to sinful activities in many previous lifetimes. Sospecifically in all of the descriptions of Ekadasi if you go through it very carefully you will find that if you observe this Ekadasi then this sin isgone and that sin is gone. It says that for ten thousand of lifetimes before every mistake is all gone if you do this particular Ekadasi vrata.
Sometime while preaching some people come to me and they say, "Can you look at my horoscope?" and to be honest I know the basics of astrology. It is ahuge subject. It is all about punya and papa. It is all about what kind of karma a person creates in his previous lifetime and usually a person goes toan astrologer when you are in distress. Usually when they are enjoying they don't go to the astrologer. Why does he need an astrologer? He is alreadyenjoying. When he goes to the astrologer he thinks, "Oh he is going to give me a quick fix so that I can get back to the enjoyment line again."
So usually this comes from not usually people who are initiated devotees but people who are sort of followers of our movement and take a keen interestand follow philosophically. So I tell them, "Look if your are suffering from your previous lifetime, observe the Ekadasi vrata. You just fast on Ekadasibecause the reason why you are suffering in this lifetime is all of your sinful reactions have caught up with you. That is the reason because yousinful reactions have caught up with you. Your pious activities are being diminished. Your sinful reactions have taken over. So observe the Ekadasivrata."
They are not going to observe the Ekadasi vrata for getting krsna-prema but they will definitely get relief from their previous sinful activities ifthey follow the vrata. And that s a hundred percent guaranteed as said in the scripture by Krishna and so on. It is actually a good preaching tool.And there is one example; he will never become a devotee. He is totally materially interested. They only want material enjoyment. Their materialenjoyment has run out and they come to me and say, "I am suffering. What's happening? Can you give me a solution?"
So I said, "You sinful reactions have caught up with you. Observe this vrata and then your sinful reactions will go away." And then I always explain thatyou can get material enjoyment or you can get love of Krishna and liberation to the spiritual world. The choice is yours but if you are really smart youwill choose love of Krishna, get out of this material world. Don't come back into material enjoyment because sometimes the living entity is one thehigher planetary system, sometimes on the lower planetary system. He is going up and down repeatedly. Don't go back there again. Just nullify thereactions from your sinful reactions from your past lifetimes and develop love of Krishna and then go back home back to Godhead.
By Krishna's mercy I have been able to get people on the path of devotional service who otherwise wouldn't. But they start with wanting to nullify theirsinful reactions and get back some material enjoyment but once they become educated and enlightened then they can choose if they want to come backagain or if they want to desire material enjoyment and come back again or if they want to desire simply to want to be with Krishna and to serve Krishnaand go back to being an eternal servant of Krishna.
So we can't go to Krishna if we can diminish both the results of our pious and impious activities. This is clearly a very nice instruction that welearn here from this section of Srimad Bhagavatam. One example that comes to mind, I think it is in the Brahma Purana, my mind is focused on that, butthere is one sastra were lord Brahma is explaining how one time Radharani was questioned by the gopis about what is the best possible vrata, austeritythat they can do to get Krishna. So Radharani's reply was, "The Ekadasi vrata." So that is coming from Radharani. The Ekadasi vrata is verypowerful. And as we learn from Bhaktivinode Thakur,
madhava-tithi, bhakti-janani, jatane palana korikrsna-vasati, vasati boli', parama adare bori
Bhaktivinode Thakur says," With great care I observe holy days like Ekadasi and Janmastami for they are the mothers of devotion." They can also be themothers of enjoyment. It depends on the individual's desire. But for the bhaktas these are the days are the mothers of devotion.
So if we go through Srila Prabhupada's instructions on what he said of how we should observe Ekadasi one thing is for sure that he said that motivationfor observing Ekadasi is to develop love for Krishna. And he also said that on Ekadasi, no other business. Why just twenty five rounds? And Nirjal! Andthen also you can take Ekadasi Prasad. He said that the type of observance that on Ekadasi a devotee does is up to each individual but somehow or theother we have to utilize that day for preaching and for chanting extra sravanam, kirtanam, visnu smaranam. And if we can fast completely evenbetter! But absolutely we don't take any grains on Ekadasi.
We should simply think that this is the day when Krishna opens the door. Chanting is much more powerful on those days, many times more powerful. AndKrishna opens the door saying perform some seva or vrata for Me on that day them the love of God will come more quickly. So if devotees want love ofKrishna, or if you want pious activity or if you want to be please from the results of sinful reactions you can take shelter of Krishna in that way onEkadasi.
Bhaktivinode Thakur says, "With great care I observe holy days like Janmastami for they are the mothers of devotion. Then he says, "With thegreatest reverence and love I choose as my dwelling place the transcendental abode of Lord Sri Krishna like Sri Dhama Mayapur and Sridham Vrindavan. Sowe are very fortunate to be here in Sridhama Mayapur. And to do any austerities or vratas in Mayapur is many, many more times powerful thandoing Vratas and austeries outside. Of course more powerful than that is preaching.
Preaching is the highest service as Krishna mentions in the Bhagavada-gita. Srila Prabhupada said that we should come annually to Mayapur and getrejuvenated and he said it is a place where we can experience unity in diversity. That is one of the many things he said about Mayapur and theMayapur festival. And we see that there are so many different devotees here from so many different countries. If we were not devotees we wouldn't wantto live with each other, what to speak of talking to each other. Now with unity and diversity we are all coming here in Krishna consciousness. We seeso many devotees from all over the world with smiling faces.
Last night I was at the Govinda's Restaurant and all of a sudden twenty five Chinese devotees came in. It was so ecstatic. I have never seen so manyChinese devotees in my life before. It was amazing. And they were all saying, "Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna!" This is the power of SrilaPrabhupada's mercy. So unity in diversity in Sridham Mayapur is very wonderful. So we will end there. Are there any questions or comments?
HG Sudarsan Prabhu: Ajamila Prabhu perhaps one of the biggest problems that we are burning off as we endeavor to serve Prabhupada is the mode ofpassion. Sometimes we tend to stay out in extreme positions for example I am just imagining a scenario where somebody who is really into Ekadasi vratainsists that this is what we have to do, just sit down and you already touched on this. Then somebody else may say, "No even Sarasvati Thakura gavegrains and to his disciples he said, "You just go preach." So you get all type of devotees sparring over their positions. How can you find out whatmakes sense in such a situation?
HG Ajamila Prabhu: So I am also guilty of that trying to impose my thoughts on other people. But you see each individual devotee has to develop love ofKrishna somehow. Preaching is a higher service. Prabhupada's one instruction is that on Ekadasi no other business. He says just chanting and why twentyfive rounds and nirjal. That is one of the things that he said about Ekadasi. So that is one option. In another place he says unless there issome emergency work. Emergency work means preaching. We are more familiar with the quote that in an emergency situation for preaching you can even eatmeat. Now that is in a genuine emergency. I am sometimes in that situation when it is Ekadasi and you have to preach. You can't get out of it. So wetake Prasad and we preach. We take annabhoga and then we preach.
So we have to accept what is favorable but if every Ekadasi is an emergency, you find and emergency situation so that you can eat then you have toquestion, "Am I gaining control over my senses?" It is actually a very good exercise which is reducing the bodily demands, which is the first lesson ofBhagavad-gita and trying to get more attached to Krishna. We shouldn't kill ourselves trying to do it but we simply accept what is favorable, a balanceshould be found by each individual and we should.
If one individual is doing a vrata and he thinks, "The reason why I am doing this is because I am better than everybody else then that is also material.That is not helpful. As Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur relates it's a powerful day for rejuvenating your devotional service. It is no question about it.You can really gain the mercy of Krishna on these days and increase your devotion.
Prabhu: Thank you. You were saying earlier you need desire and to do motivation checks and then balance?
Ajamila Prabhu: Yes.
Prabhu: Thank you.
Prabhu: Ajamila Prabhu my impression that devotional service has permanent results and cannot be diminished by things like punya and papa. Punya andpapa are suffering and enjoying reduces. Those are in a separate category and sometime sastra describes about the results of devotional service in theform of punya but it is just to entice the devotees so they could engage in devotional service. So I just wanted to know the difference that devotionalservice cannot be decreased by having some good results and enjoying spirit. Ajamila Prabhu: Devotional service can be checked by one thing and that isVaisnava aparadha. Of all the papa that one can possibly commit Vaisnava aparadha is the most destructive. It is like a mad elephant going into agarden. It destroys everything in your garden of devotion. So therefore Krishnadasa Kaviraj recommends,
trinad api sunicena, taror api sahishnunaamanina manadena, kirtaniya sada hari
We should wear this verse as a thread or garland around our neck. Always be in that mood. There is that one verse in the Caitanya-caritamrta were SrilaPrabhupada mentions quoting from some other sastra, "If one blasphemes even a devotee of Lord Visnu," He did not say Krishna. He said, "Even a devoteeof Visnu, (Not that there is a difference between Visnu and Krishna.) after the end of this life he goes o the Kumbipaka hell and there he is bitten bythe worms for as long as the sun and moon exists. Immediately if you want to strip yourself of all your punya very fast, commit Vaisnava aparadha,because you will lose all you health, all your wealth, all your education. And in the next life time a person will find himself no, wealth, no health,no education and being eaten by the worms for as long as the sun and moon exists. Some devotees say to me that is just an exaggeration. You can take it as anexaggeration but I don't because if Srila Prabhupada is quoting that in a purport in Caitanya-caritamrta it is not exaggerated. It is a very seriousthing. Always take a humble position and ever blaspheme Vaisnavas. Never criticize Vaisnava. Then the question may arise that if nobody criticizes anyone then we are notgoing to make any progress because we need critical thinking. That is also a good point. There is respective critical thinking. In a way that isrespectful that you come up to the Vaisnava. Srila Narada Muni describes the three types of behavior we need. We are compassionate to the younger thanus, junior; we are friendly with those that are equal and we pay utmost respect to those who are senior.So when relating in that way to other Vaisnavas we have to do it withrespect. If we are relating to a junior we do so with compassion. If we are relating to an equal then be friendly, be respectful. And then especially toa senior, a senior devotee should never be criticized. That is the end.Srila Prabhupada said, "I can criticize my god brothers but you cannot." Soyou cannot criticize someone that is senior in that respect. If you have some problem then that needs to be addressed. Someone in a senior position,if a senior devotee needs to be corrected then you go to a senior equal to that senior and then respectfully say, "Can you do something about it."
So it is how you go about it as well that determines whether it is Vaisnava aparadha because we need critical thinking. We can't just let anybody doanything. Like there was one time when one senior member of the movement deviated and Srila Prabhupada said, "Why didn't you say something aboutthat?" It took place during the period that Srila Prabhupada was present. So there is actually a balance there.
If somebody is needlessly and offensively criticizing a Vaisnava then that is Vaisnava aparadha and is very dangerous. If you want to criticize utilizeyour critical nature on the mundane politicians or the non devotees. Blow out all your steam on them but not on the Vaisnavas. It is very dangerous.Hare Krishna. Srimad bhagavatam Ki Jai.
I apologize for not saying anything about Srila Narottama dasa Thakura. It is his appearance day today and he is the composer of many of our Vaisnavasongs so I request you all to please meditate on him sometime during the day and one of his bhajans. Srila Narottama dasa Thakura Ki Jai! SrilaPrabhupada Ki Jai. Srimad Bhagavatam Ki Jai! Nitai Gaura premanande. Hari Haribol!