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A humble offering on the occasion of his centennial appearance anniversary (1915–2015) and the inauguration of his samadhi-mandira (25th February 2015)
"Srila Maharaja, the embodiment of humility, had given up all designations to completely serve sri guru and Vaisnavas. He never hesitated to do any kind of seva for them. He even used to carry the pot for the toilet chamber on his head, in service to his gurudeva and the Vaisnavas. Srila Maharaja always used to say, "I have come here to serve sri guru and the Vaisnavas and not take service from them." Throughout his life, he hardly accepted service from anybody and did everything himself. He led a very simple life and exemplified ‘simple living, high thinking’.
He was expert in everything he did, such as electrical work, carpentry, tailoring, serving cows, working with the printing press, cooking and going on bhiksa. He would perform those services with great dedication and commitment. The seva that was most dear to him was cooking and performing kirtana. He used to cook delicious preparations for the Dieties. And he performed kirtana with genuine spiritual feeling. His favourite kirtanas were from Saranagati by Srila Bhaktivinoda Ṭhakura, and he would often become immersed in singing Narada Muni Bajaya Vina and Sri Radha-Krsna Pada-kamale Mana.
He never used to take rest during the day but remained immersed in service. In this way Srila Maharaja remained fully engaged in the service of sri guru and the Vaisnavas."
CONTENTS: Part One - Srila Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja’s Life Birth and childhood (His childhood interests: chess, football and music, Vow of non-violence and showing care and affection to all living beings, Never tolerating any wrong doing, An expert homeopathic doctor, Business, marriage & household life, An excellent and daring swimmer, Birth of a daughter and sadness, Hearing harikatha from a powerful messenger of Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja, His strong desire to renounce everything and utilize this human life exclusively in performing hari-bhakti, His regret to not have had the direct darsana of Srila Prabhupada, Life in the maṭha, His firm determination amidst strong opposition from his wife and family members, Sannyasa Initiation, Service to sri guru with complete humility and dedication, Refusing the position of acarya, His services during Navadvipa parikrama, Srila Maharaja’s harikatha, Sweet relationship between god-brothers, Entering nitya-lila and taking samadhi, His favourite slokas), Part Two - Srila Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja’s Teachings (His favourite topics, Articles in Sri Gauḍiya Patrika, Articles in Rays of The Harmonist), Krsna Is Only Hungry For Love by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja.
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