During the encounters with Uttama prabhu we always felt that he was one of our family members, as he is very simple and easily approachable. We used to invite him to our home and he would never decline even with his busy schedule. At one of his visits during lunch, he gave “initiation” in his own way by naming my children Damodar, Jaganath, Shyama Kishori and Kannaiya. We were very moved by his action and the children were very happy about their names and informed they want to maintain the names when they were to be initiated in future.
This is how he motivates devotees to advance further in KC. He always makes a point to talk to devotees during Sunday Feast or festivals and remembers’ everyone by their names. He was a cheerful person and always goes out of the way to assist devotees. He was our counselor and he conducted weekly class on Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam with about 20 devotees.
During the class last Friday, he emphasized a lot on performing services in the temple; quality chanting; hearing and association with devotees. He also discussed about auspicious things which happens to many devotees after joining KC. There were a lot feedback from the group, but the only thing we did not tell him was that knowing him and to be with him was the very most auspicious thing that happened to us.
We will miss you Uttama prabhu but we know you are happy in the abode of Krsna.
Suseela Devaki Dasi,