Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu, Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami Prabhu are very merciful to us. I am surprised how much mercy we can get by the grace of our Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
In Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu’s Govardhana-vasa-prarthana-dasakam, there is a verse:
tvayi kapati-satho ’pi tvat-priyenarpito ’smi
iti khalu mama yogyayogyatam tamagrhnan
nija-nikata-nivasam dehi govardhana! tvam
“O worshippable Govardhan, Your dearmost Sri Sachi Nandan Chaitanyadev has mercifully given me to Your lotus feet. I have no quality and qualification, but You cannot ignore me because Mahaprabhu has given me to You.”
Mahaprabhu had given a Govardhan-sila and gunja-mala to Das Goswami, and Das Goswami felt that through that Mahaprabhu had given him shelter at the lotus feet of Giriraj Govardhan.
“O Govardhan, You cannot ignore me. I am not qualified, I do not have any qualities, I do not have anything. I am kapati-satho [deceitful and insincere]. But whatever I am, you must be merciful to me because Your dearmost Chaitanyadev has given me to You.”
Das Goswami Prabhu told this to Giriraj Govardhan, and my feeling and thinking is that Srila Guru Maharaj is so merciful, and with the connection of Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu and Kaviraj Goswami Prabhu are so merciful to us.
Spoken on 18 February 2008 in Sri Vrndavan Dham.