Eight days before leaving this world, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati instructed, in a weak, halting voice, the devotees assembled by his bedside. Those vital and immortal words were to become famous as his last address, expressing the essence of his perennial message, and would be featured in innumerable publications. Sundarananda prabhu jotted them down.
“I have upset many persons minds. Many would have considered me their enemy because I was obliged to speak the plain truth of service and devotion toward the absolute Godhead. I have given them all those troubles only so that they may turn their face toward the Supreme Personality of Godhead, without any desire for gain and with unalloyed devotion. Surely someday they will be able to understand that. All of you propagate the message of Rupa-Raghunatha with supreme enthusiasm. Our ultimate desire is to become dust at the lotus feet of the Rupanugas. All should remain united in following the asraya-vigraha for the sake of serving the advaya-jnana.”
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s Disappearance Celebration (Right click to download)