Dear Prabhu/Sister,Hare Krishna.Dandvat Pranam.
I am in Guwahati nowadays. Srila Gurumaharaj, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj is exhibiting pastimes of not so good health, in worldly sense. So I am here. Due to high blood pressure, there was some problem. Now, things are improving.
Two days ago, Tridandi Swami Sri Pujyapad Bhakti Bhushan Bhagawat Maharaj came here and he went to meet Srila Gurumaharaj in His room. He stayed here for a while. After coming out, he asked all the present to assemble in the hall of Math, as he wanted to say something. In his lecture, he said that he went to meet Srila Gurudeva in His room. Srila Gurudeva was lying on His bed. However He did not recognize me or could speak anything. His 'sevak' team informed him that Srila Gurudeva had experienced some brain stroke couple of days back. This has affected His right side portion.
Maharaj ji spoke a verse , 'yashya shakshat gyan deep pare..........' and explained that through this verse Sage Narada explained to King Yuddhishtara that those who consider Gurudeva/Sadguru as ordinary human, his/her all devotional activities are null, as good as bathing by an elephant (Hasti snan).
He also said that when I was very young, I am with your Gurudeva. He is a very exalted devotee since beginning.
He also narrated many pastimes of Srila Gurudeva, including His devotion to Prasad, His exclusive devotion and services unto His Gurudeva (our Paramgurudeva, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj 'Vishnupad'). He also narrated one pastime, where a person was abusing Srila Gurudeva and Srila Gurudeva was so much immersed in transcendental realizations that He could not make out that somebody was abusing Him.
He said that by this he means to say, if we will see such exalted devotees like an ordinary human, then all our devotions, will be useless just like an offering into a yajna in which there is no fire.
In the end of his lecture he said that to realize the true form of Sadguru - Vaishnav and Sri Vigraha, we have to speak and listen again again glories of Guru-Vaishnav. We also have to chant Hare Krishna Mahamantra under the guidance of Vaishnavas, and must hear Harikatha from them.
Sri Guru-kripa prarthi,
Bhakti Vichar Vishnu
Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math