The divine legacy of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur

You are all in the group of Saraswati Thakur’s divine servitors. All over the world, not only our Mission. So many Missions have manifested in this world and all are the divine group of Saraswati Thakur’s servants. Finally all over the world everyone has received the Hare Krishna mahamantra, which was the preaching objective of Saraswati Thakur. Now that transcendental, subjective evolution has spread all over the world. I was recently questioned by someone, “You are seeing the world situation, what do you think it will be like?” I told and I believe the world will get more Krishna consciousness and day by day it will spread; the preaching will not stop. Krishna consciousness will never be stopped and it will grow day by day.

That objective was begun by Saraswati Thakur and his group. He wanted to preach Krishna consciousness out of India and all over the world. He sent, in his lifetime, two or three persons to London for preaching and so much money was spent for that. They were not so successful, no doubt, but Saraswati Thakur wanted that. Whoever would come to see him, seeing their capacity he would say, “You are an English-speaking man, you have that Krishna consciousness, and you can preach it.” Prabhupad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami took that in his heart and after Prabhupad Saraswati Thakur, he did not forget it. He was always trying to preach and finally, he was successful. Now we are all taking his remnants and going country to country. Guru Maharaj liked him very much and Guru Maharaj gave so much enthusiasm to Prabhupad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami. Others were envious of him but Guru Maharaj was not and always giving the conception of subjective evolution to him and Prabhupad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami knew that. He was a very simple-hearted Vaisnava and he declared, “I am learning from Sridhar Maharaj.” This kind of declaration is not done by an ordinary man. One who has real substance in his heart, he can declare like that. “If you want to learn anything, go to Sridhar Maharaj and learn from him. He is my siksa-guru.”

I know him very well because at that time I was a child and lived with him. When all over the world they are chanting that Holy Name of the Lord and I am seeing that, then I understand it is coming down from above, it is not a material thing. If it was a material thing, after a few days it would be finished, but I am seeing that day by day this Krishna consciousness is spreading, and it will grow more. It is all the mercy of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. He started in Mayapur Vraja Patan and there was not one servant, only one maidservant cleaning, etc., but later, one by one they joined him. Now thousands of servants are trying to preach Krishna consciousness by the grace of Saraswati Thakur. We cannot glorify him properly, but we have tried to the best of our ability

Spoken by Srila Gurudev on the appearance day of Srila Saraswati Thakur, 1 March 2005, at the Soquel Seva Ashram, California, USA.

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