“Transcendental wisdom gives us comfort” – Indradyumna Swami writes to Saratbihari dasi
His Holiness Indradyumna Swami remembered his dear disciple, Saratbihari dasi, in the form of a beautiful letter that he wrote to her on his Facebook page.
In the letter, Indradyumna Swami writes:
As devotees we are prepared for such tragedies by education in transcendental knowledge, nevertheless when such things happen we are often stunned and taken aback. The element of human nature is there and cannot be denied. In Bhagavad-Gita, when Arjuna is crying out of compassion for his extended family members, Srila Prabhupada writes:
“Such symptoms in Arjuna were not due to weakness but to his softheartedness, a characteristic of a pure devotee of the Lord.” [ Bg. 1.28 purport ]
In the ultimate issue, however, it is transcendental wisdom that gives us the comfort and solace we need when our loved one’s depart. You were a dedicated disciple, a Krsna conscious wife and mother and a loving friend to many. Though you were removed from our midst at a young age, no one doubts that your service is now going on in a wonderful place personally choosen for you by the Supreme Lord, who is always affectionate to His devotees.
An excerpt from a letter written by Indradyumna Swami on March 10, 2018 and available on his Facebook page.