oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya
My sincere and humble daṇḍavats and praṇams to Śrīlā Swami Ramakrishnanandajī.
The Bhaktivedanta Mission founder ācārya, His Holiness Śrīla Bhaktivedanta Yogacharya Ramakrishnananda Swami, or Prabhuji, is that special person whom we can call a modern-day saint. He is the guardian of the Sanātana-dharma (the eternal religion of all entities), the guru of the eternal revealed truth in the USA, and one of the most important spiritual masters in the world, in this century, in my opinion. The American people are specifically very fortunate for directly receiving from the lotus lips of His Holiness, the pure teachings of the Vedas, Vedānta , Upaniṣads, etc. and the illuminations of those sacred scriptures.
He is the guru, and the guru is the living scripture. Only a self-realized soul like His Holiness Śrīla Swami Ramakrishnananda, a pure devotee of God, can reveal the occult purport of the eternal religion without ulterior material interests.
Let me express my congratulations to all of His Holiness’s associates, his sincere disciples and followers, for their own sukṛt, which gave them an elevated sādhu-saṅga and a rare opportunity to develop their spiritually conscious lives.
To be a friend of His Holiness Śrīla Swami Ramakrishnananda is, above all, a great privilege, and a special opportunity to receive his elevated association.
oṁ tat sat
Tridaṇḍi-bhikṣu Swami Bhakti Śrīrūpa Rādhānti Mahārāja.
Founder-ācārya of the Shri Krishna Caitanya Maha-prabhu Ashram
namaḥ oṁ viṣṇu padāya
kṛṣna preṣṭāya bhū-tale
acārya iti namine
“I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Holiness Atulanānda Acārya, who is situated at the feet of Lord Viṣṇu, and who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa on this earth.”
His Divine Grace Bhaktikavi Atulananda Acharya Swami (1952-), disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) has devoted himself entirely to propagating the mission of his master, for which he founded in Chile, together with his collaborators, the Sarasvat Gaudiya Seva Congregation, with branches inside and outside the country. Since the early 1990s, he has published his books, essays on Bhakti yoga, devotional poems, and poetic translations into Spanish of essential Vaishnavism books and songs. One of his main books is English is Bhagavad Gita: A Poem for the Soul (2018).
Being the son of a diplomat, he was born in Santiago de Chile but grew up in different countries. At age 15, he embraced yoga in Belgium. Today he is a regular practitioner of yoga and director of A.Y.A, his Adhyatma Yoga Association, which trains instructors, worldwide, on the path of recovering the original practice of yoga as a path towards Bhakti yoga, whose cultivation is the primary goal of his mission Sarasvat Gaudiya Seva.
B.k. Atulananda Acharya Swami favors a presentation of the Vedas in verse to direct his audience toward this transcendental knowledge and motivate them to deepen their studies through reading the masterpieces of his gurus, in particular Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his spiritual brother, His Divine Grace Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja.
namaḥ oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya
kṛṣṅa preṣṭhāya bhūtale
“I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Holiness Śrī Narahari Dāsā Bābājī of Vrindavana, who is very dear to Lord Gaura on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.”
His Holiness Narahari Dasa Babaji Maharaja, a pure devotee of God, completely surrendered to the Lord, left a deep impression in the life of Prabhuji.
Babaji was born in the Indian village of Kalida and left his body on November 3rd, 2001, at the age of 108 in Vrindavana, where he had lived for most of his life. He started his spiritual life at a very early age. He was a direct and personal disciple of is Holiness Nityananda Dasa Babaji, a resident of Varsana.
The saint lived every moment in ecstatic love for Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha and Krishna, passing his days by chanting hundreds of rounds of the Maha-mantra, and worshiping Tulasi Devi and Lord Giriraja. Without a doubt, Babaji was a pure devotee and a completely enlightened master.
Babaji personally gave Prabhuji important guidance in Krishna Consciousness. He held an important place along the path of our spiritual master, Prabhuji, and he is and will always be a source of inspiration for all the members of our mission.
I am very pleased to know that Indian Sanātana-dharma religion is being preached and spread by H.H. Ācārya Śrī Bhaktivedānta Yogacharya Ramakrishnananda Swami Mahārāja in the western world, which is really a great and admirable effort.
Prabhuji, who was born in the far western country of Chile, was inspired by Indian religion and Sanātana culture and took initiation in it. Today he is fully dedicated to Vedic Sanātana-dharma and is spreading this religion in the western world.
He is bringing the western people close to Vedic religion and culture through pūjā (worship), yajña (Vedic fire ceremony), yoga, classical music, books and magazines, publications, etc. It is a matter of glory for us.
With hearty wishes we pray to Lord Śrī Rādhā-nayānandaju to bless the founder of the Bhaktivedanta Mission, H.H. Ācārya Śrī Bhaktivedānta Ramakrishnananda Swami, so that he may proceed continuously towards his goal of preaching and spreading the Sanātana-dharma religion.
With best wishes,
His Holiness Premdās Śāstrī
Shri Krishnadas Kaviraj Ji Bhajan Sthali Ashram and Temple
Bari Soorama Kunj,
Shri Dham, Vrindavan, India.