Sri Rupa’s Line of Thought

Srila Prabhupada

Excerpt from Prabhupada Saraswati Thakur: The Life & Precepts of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati

Preach all over the world the teachings of Shri Rupa and Shri Ragunath with all your might. Our highest ambition in life is to turn ourselves into the dust of their feet. Ever remain united in order to satisfy the transcendental senses of the one Absolute consciousness (Krishna) under the guidance of His eternally correlated aspect, His absolute subservient self, Shri Gurudeva.

Somehow manage to eke your existence in this transitory world for the sole purpose of serving Godhead. Never give it up even if hundreds of dangers, insults and abuses come, nor be discouraged if the majority of the people in this world do not accept your words to serve Krishna sincerely. Renounce everything in life to serve Krishna, to sing about Him and listen to talks about Him. Sing ever His name, being humble as grass and patient like a tree.

I pray to offer this useless body of mine in the sacrifice of united singing of Shri Krishna’s Name. That is my only wish. We do not desire heroic success in great deeds, nor wish to acquire immense piety in life.

Our very self consists in the dust of the feet of Shri Rupa Goswami Prabhu, my master. He is the be-all and end-all of our life. The spiritual line of Shri Bhakti Vinode Thakur will never close. You shall with greater energy devote yourselves to preach the desires of the soul. There are many men among you who are competent to do that with ability. We have no other object in life. Our only words are:

Holding a blade of grass with my teeth, I repeatedly pray, may God make me the dust of the feet of Shri Rupa in my every birth here below.

Let Shri Rupa’s line of thought ever flow on earth. Let us never turn away from the united singing of the seven-tongued Name of Shri Krishna. If we can wholeheartedly be attached to it, with increasing aptitude, every desire of our soul must be fulfilled. With unflinching complete submission deserving the wholehearted followers of Shri Rupa, let you all preach the word of Shri Rupa and Ragunath with the greatest energy and without fear.

– Sri Siddhanta Saraswati


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