Joy Joy Nitaaaaaiiiii!!! Prabhupada used to say that the heart of prema is service. The essence and center of devotional service is “service.” There is one devotee in particular in our sanga who has undoubtedly fully embodied this sewa bhava to the unimaginable extent that it actually defines his whole existence…these are not simply words, it is undeniable reality which even an ignorant child can notice by coming into the slightest contact with him. I probably wouldn’t ever have any idea of what these statements of our Acharyas regarding the paramount importance of sewa actually meant if Nitai wouldn’t have showered His causeless mercy on me by allowing me to associate with one of His dear fanatics.
All glories to our one and only, the unstoppable, the unsurpassable, our amazing sewa super hero…Advaitseva das prabhuji!!! No wonder Nitaipreshthji has given him the name Advait-sewa das. Awaita means nondifferent and sewa is of course ‘service.’ Prabhuji is always so much immersed in the service of Sri Guru and Nitai, that this service seems to define him only! Nondifferent from sevabhav, our Adwaitseva das prabhuji. Waah! Only Nitaipreshthji could have unearthed his inherent nature from the very beginning! We are all so late in seeing this. I don’t think any of us have ever caught him at a time when he was not engaged in rendering service in one way or the other. Every breath he takes is completely surrendered to Nitaipreshthji and His mission.
Even among services, the highest form of service is Vani sewa. Guru mukha padma vakya chittete koriya aikya. Prabhuji not only relishes Gurudev’s vani 24/7, he ensures that this priceless nectar is available to all of us…and just to make sure that we do not miss out on a single drop- he is ever-ready to sacrifice whatever it takes from his own end. Even greater mercy than relishing is in distributing…and the one who relishes immensely can distribute immensely. So who but our Advaitseva das prabhuji would be the best person to distribute Nitaipreshthji’s Nitai premamay vani to the whole world…who other than him has so much attachment and sudridha sraddha for Gurudev’s vani? No wonder this service of managing all of Nitaipreshthjis audios and kathas has been given to him…who can match his ruchi for vani asvadaan? There is a reason that he does not tire at all from all this stupendous load of vani services…it is because his only passion IS relishing Gurudev’s vani…there’s nothing else more valuable and precious to him. The sewas prabhuji does are not easy. The amount of technicality, organizational ability, tracking, etc required is not only tiring, it also takes a lot of persistence. But isn’t it astonishing that prabhuji not only manages perfectly, he is always restless to do more than he is already doing! Literally! It’s crazy! But the secret could only be…this mad attachment for the vani of Guru. No one can serve like this unless they have boundless faith in the potency of the spiritual master’s vani and how much it can save others.
We are all actually eternally indebted to prabhuji because if it weren’t for his endless services, we wouldn’t have the good fortune of freely accessing Nitaipreshthji’s Nitaimoy vani…which is the only way of actually realizing Nitai!!! I have personally seen prabhuji crazily rush to upload kathas for the pleasure of all the Nitaisevaks.
One of the qualities of prabhuji which is heartmelting is that every word he speaks comes directly from the core of his heart. It is really so rare to see a heartfelt devotee like him. Everything he writes makes one teary, either in ecstasy or in astonishment of his loving mood for Gurudev and Nitai. You can literally feel the amount of feeling he puts into his words when he writes them. When Advaitseva das prabhuji writes, you know he is writing from deep down. Even reading a simple comment from him is so valuable. His ecstatic exclamations can bring energy into anyone. He has this cheerful aura of Nitaimoy bliss all the time…even by just reading his messages one can feel that same blis
s…its just contagious. Actually, this may seem hilarious, but his childish simplicity and Nitai-oriented humor reminds me so much of the Nitai sakhas. Just by getting his association one can feel all one’s worries fleeing and feel immediately elated. One could be having the worse possible day, and the moment prabhuji comes…whole consciousness seems to change like the flick of a magic wand. The whole atmosphere just lights up when he comes. And of course, he is the intimate servant of our Guru Maharaj, Srila Nitaipreshthji.
He is very attached to Nitai Kirtans and I’ve noticed especially to the Acharya vandanas. Line after line he knows by heart, and suddenly he will quote a verse at a certain time when that line can be used best to expressively glorify Nitai and Gurudev. A few days ago he quoted a very confidential but ecstatic line from CC…Keho ba maathe mane mane. And I was thinking, Whoah…how does prabhuji have this one memorized also…its a very rare verse! And then I realized…oh yes in the very old kathas of Gurudev…He used to say very ecstatically. One can see just from this that with how much rapt attention prabhuji holds onto every single word that Gurudev speaks.
Even though he is always busy with sewas and barely gets time even for himself…he is ever ready to help any other Nitaisevak for whatever it may be. There have been countless instances when I have shamelessly bothered him for the smallest things and he has patiently taken the time to explain everything step by step. One can approach him even for what seems to be the most foolish queries, and he helps with so much ease and care…one doesn’t feel ashamed even in the least…instead he boosts one’s spirits.
And of course one thing which is simply admirable is his desperate nature to fulfill even the smallest desires of Gurudev and Nitaisevaks. Just someone says something once…even if the world goes from this end to that end prabhuji will not rest in peace until he does that thing.
Last but not least…if Nitai were to appear Himself before prabhuji and ask…kya chahiye…he would only ask for more Guru sewa. Selfless service only yields to more service…we have a live example of this among us.
The special blessing of Nitai is to allow a soul to associate with their Guru Maharaj in His own dhama, Sri Ekachakra, during their birthday, which as Gurudev had mentioned before is the true celebration of our birthday. Who else but our prabhuji would be qualified to recieve this unlimited package of mercy on such a special day? Nitai just had to do this for him! We are so happy for you dear prabhuji that you are receiving this rare mercy, you truly deserve it. please pray for us in Nitaidham Ekachakra that we may develop a drop of your selfless sevabhav!