Merciful Appearance of Lord Nrsimhadev in Our Life
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please accept our humble pranams! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev !!
After the operation my wife told me something amazing. She told me that just before they gave her the sleeping shot at the operation table, she also prayed very sincerely and intensely to the Lord Nrsimhadev. She told me, "At that time, I fully concentrated my mind on the prayers, so much so that I forgot everything - home, my 3 year old daughter, baby, you. I saw death coming and I just concentrated my thought on the Lord. When I felt asleep I noticed that I left my body and I saw a brightest light I have never ever seen in my life. Out of that light Lord Nrsimhadev appeared. Pointing at my dead body full of blood He told me, "Do you see what has remained from your
material life?" I looked at my dead body and understood what the Lord was saying. I told, 'My Lord I am ready to die and You do as you like; But please accept my request.
ca tasmai mahataam mahiyase / sheershnaava naamam vidadhe anukampitah
"Then that Supreme authority, personified by sound and unseen by eyes, but most wonderful, stopped speaking. Feeling a sense of gratitude, I offered my obeisances unto Him, bowing my head."
In the purport to the above verse His Divine Grace very nicely says - "That the Personality of Godhead was not seen but only heard does not make any difference. The Personality of Godhead produced the four Vedas by His breathing, and He is seen and realized through the transcendental sound of the Vedas. Similarly, the Bhagavad-Gita is the sound representation of the Lord, and there is no difference in identity. The conclusion is that the Lord can be seen and heard by persistent chanting of the transcendental sound."
Below are some of the lessons which I learnt from the above experience.
1. In good or bad times - always have faith in Lord. In the pretext of not being an advanced devotee, no association, less sadhana etc, we should not lose faith on Lord's mercy. Just go on with devotional service. Lord will
definitely come. Do not doubt.
2. At the times of death or any other calamities, even though we may have so many friends and family members, people will not help us. If some one is there to help us, so far so good. But whether anyone is there or not, only Lord is our sure and permanent shelter. So instead of having unnecessary expectations from others, just depend only on Lord and offer Him sincere prayers. It is FREE and you can perform it ANYWHERE in this material cosmos,
what to speak of this planet ?
Our daughter Maya (devotees named her Yoga Maya devi dasi) is expected to come out of the hospital soon. For more than a month now she is inside the baby incubator. To everybody's surprise, she never had any difficulties even though she was prematurely born in 7 months. From the very first day, she breathed without machine support and never had any difficulties even though she is fed with artificial milk. As Maharaj would always say and show in his personal life, "If Krishna wants somebody to live, that person will live." We humbly request all of you to bless her that she becomes servant of the servant of the Lord and request you to please continue with the wonderful contributions to Granthraj group.
Sri Sri Prahlad Narasinghadev Bhagavan ki Jai !
Granthraj Srimad Bhagavatam ki Jai !
Srila Prabhupada ki Jai ! Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Gurudev ki Jai !
We request your blessings to remain under the protection and shelter of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
Thank you very much,
Your most fallen servants,
Muralidhara Krishna das, Shilpa devi dasi, Mira Bai devi dasi, Yoga-Maya
devi dasi, Kosovo (ex.Yugoslavian state), Europe.