This morning’s class was given by Srutakirti Prabhu and was super sweet. I haven not heard prabhu speak since the time he came to “Gregg and Kristen’s” in NJ for a home program in 1997. Of course, he spoke about Srila Prabhupada and his words were totally captivating.
His stories were humorous, poignant and, above all, humble. Srutakirti Prabhu’s mood is absolute humility. Affable and soft spoken with a wide grin, I would imagine that anyone meeting him would find him immediately likable. He is, in a word, charming.
But his charm is completely an extension of his humility. When hearing him speak of Srila Prabhupada’s glories or his own service to Srila Prabhupada, there is no question that Srutakirti Prabhu is aware of his great fortune. And when he speaks he really is sharing that fortune with all of us.
Because it is ours just as much as it is his.
Of course, I am not at that level of realization. If I was I would actually do something for Prabhupada. But in the meantime, it is nice to meditate on the fact that this initiation into the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya is more than just some ritual I sat in on almost 11 years ago; it is my good fortune.