Published on March 18th, 2002 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Remembering Tamal Krishna Gosvami

Srila Prabhupada was able to engage Tamal Krishna Goswami in so much service to Krishna and we remember him for that service.

Tamal was an important man in Prabhupada’s ISKCON and Prabhupada relied on him for a great deal of management and preacing work. Tamal Krishna’s preaching was powerful and he made many new devotees.

There is no place for revenge in Krishna consciousness and one of the qualities of a Vaisnava is forgiveness.

And particularly at the time of a devotee’s disappearance the animosity should be put aside and we should be praying that Tamal will go back home, back to Godhead.

Although many devotees had disagreements with Tamal Krishna Maharaja there is no question that he was a very powerful preacher and through his service many devotees were atracted to ISKCON and many of Srila Prabhupada’s books were distributed under his direction.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Your servant

Madhudvisa dasa

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About the Author

My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna." I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can. That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental! That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

2 Responses to Remembering Tamal Krishna Gosvami

  1. Shrikrishna Radkar says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Dasa Prabhu,

    Is TKG’s Diary – Prabhupada’s Final Days an accurate account and would you recommend reading the book?



    • Hare Krishna ShriKrishna Radkar
      No. TKG’s Diary is not an accurate account at all. No I don’t recommend you read anything written by TKG. There is so much written by Srila Prabhupada, so many books, so many letters, so many recorded conversations, so many recorded classes, morning walks, interviews, etc, etc. So I recommend you read all of Srila Prabhupada’s books, listen to all his recordings, watch all his films and videos, read all his letters, etc, etc. Prabhupada has given us enough recorded vani to keep us occupied for a lifetime or more. We should take full advantage of it.
      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!
      Madhudvisa dasa

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