“Lonely on the Battlefield” – Indradyumna Swami writes to Sridhar Maharaja


“Lonely on the Battlefield” – Indradyumna Swami writes to Sridhar Maharaja

His Holiness Indradyumna Swami wrote a very touching letter to his Godbrother, His Holiness Sridhar Maharaja, which was published on Dandavats.

In the letter, he writes:

“You were one of the first to go forward, but you were also one of the first to leave. It’s getting a little lonely out here on the battlefield, Maharaja. It’s not that there aren’t others present. There are plenty, even new sannyasis who are rising to the challenge. But it’s not exactly the same. There is something to be said for those devotees who have spent thirty or forty years practicing and preaching Krsna consciousness as their life and soul. You were just such a personality. But now you have left and others are leaving as well. Soon the world will be bereft of the association of those men and women who were fortunate enough to have taken the dust from our Guru Maharaja’s lotus feet upon their heads.”

The letter is nostalgic and heart-rending in many ways, but Indradyumna Swami ends it with great hope: “‘Happy trails until we meet again’ were your last words to me. I keep those words close to my heart and long to be with you again.”

An excerpt from a letter written by Indradyumna Swami on March 10, 2018 and available on Dandavats.

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