Saturday 28 May 2022 | Vaishakh Vad 13, Samvat 2078

Sat 28 May 2022

Total Messages: 128 Showing Messages: 11 to 20

6 August 2020

Bob Blackman - London, United Kingdom

6 August 2020

Neil Basu - London, United Kingdom

6 August 2020

Visakha Dasi - London, United Kingdom

4 August 2020

International Peace Research Association - , Belgium

2 August 2020

John C. Carney - Delaware, United States

30 July 2020

Bill Pascrell Jr. - Washington D.C., United States

29 July 2020

Frank X. Schillari - Jersey City, United States

28 July 2020

Vin Gopal - New Jersey, United States

28 July 2020

Salma Zahid - Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

25 July 2020

Shaunaka Rishi Das, Director, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies - Oxford, United Kingdom

I am so sorry to hear this terrible news and I offer my condolences to you and your community.

I remember Maharaja very well indeed. Maharaja was a generous, thoughtful, and sincere devotee of the Lord. Although from a different tradition I saw his Vaishnava behaviour as an example for my spiritual practice. He was so willing to reach beyond boundaries and speak with others heart to heart, to offer prayer, inspiration, and encouragement in all he said, and in all his efforts to serve the Lord.

He was so kind and encouraging to me personally, and supportive of our efforts in Oxford to bring Hindu studies to the establishment, and to nurture our own Hindu youth in scholarship. He particularly told me that the excellence of Oxford was a treasure, and we are now adding another gem in the form of scholars of Hinduism. He invited me to speak to the community, as you will remember, particularly to enthuse the young people to take their culture seriously. He was very concerned about this, and we even spoke of establishing a scholarship to support and enthuse them. He was a long term thinker, as the best leaders are, and I was very inspired by his association because of this.

I attribute the success of our Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies to the prayers and blessings of great souls like Acharyaji. I will all remember his blessing for us and have continually taken heart from it.

Again, I offer the community every comfort in tolerating your grief. If there is anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to ask. You have been greatly blessed by your service to this wonderful teacher, and father of the community.

With sorrow, and with warmth.