Satisfied with Service

Śrīla Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj appreciates the qualities of his godbrothers.

Gradually, a society becomes weak, but a good teacher can make it perfect. In our society, in Māyāpur—everywhere it is like that. Everywhere there is some ego, and ego makes a massacre of our spiritual conception. We must not be involved in that. We must stick to our main target.

One of my godbrothers, Ajita Kṛṣṇa Prabhu, formerly Adhīrachandra Majumadār, was the head of the whole mission here at Chaitanya Sāraswat Maṭh. After Guru Mahārāj, his position was most exalted. He would do all the service here—every service. We could not believe how much one man could do. And his nature was very sweet. He would overlook anything anyone did wrong. He understood what was right and wrong, but he would overlook it whenever anyone did anything wrong. He knew and saw everyone’s faults, and but he would simply do his own sevā: the Deity’s service, Guru Mahārāj’s service, cooking service, storekeeper service, prasād distribution service—everything. He would do all the various services. I was surprised to see the standard of his devotional life. I am a very faulty person, and when I would do something wrong, I would watch and see how he reacted to it. I saw that he would simply overlook it. I then understood that he was fully satisfied with his service and did not care to see anything ugly or bad anywhere.

Another very good servitor of Śrīla Guru Mahārāj was Kṛṣṇa Govinda Prabhu. He married unfortunately, but Ajita Kṛṣṇa Prabhu did not. Kṛṣṇa Govinda Prabhu did not want to marry, but his relatives forced him to. He was a very attentive servitor of Śrīla Guru Mahārāj. I was fortunate to see servitors like them, and they were very affectionate to me. They would always help me in my service to Śrīla Guru Mahārāj.


Spoken 10 April 2007.


Read here Śrīla Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj’s article commemorating the passing of Śrīpād Ajita Kṛṣṇa Prabhu.