We are observing Vyasa-puja ceremony, the birth anniversary of our Guru Maharaja. Why? We cannot understand Krishna without a spiritual master. That is bogus. If anyone wants to understand Krishna, jumping over the spiritual master, then immediately he becomes bogus. Therefore Caitanya Mahaprabhu says, guru-— Srila Prabhupada, Vyasa-puja lecture, Atlanta, 2nd March 1975
krishna– krpaya payabhakti-lata- bija(Cc. Madhya 19.151). That is the Vedic injunction. Tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya(Bg. 4.34). Nobody can understand Krishna without going through His most confidential servant. This is the meaning of this Vyasa-puja. You cannot surpass. If you think that you have become very learned and very advanced, now you can avoid the spiritual master and you understand Krishna, that is bogus. That is the meaning of this Vyasa-puja ceremony. We should always pray, yasya prasadad bhagavat– prasadah. Yasya prasadad, only by the grace of spiritual master we can achieve the grace or mercy of Krishna. This is the meaning of this Vyasa-puja, offering obeisances by paramparasystem.
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I was very pleased to learn of the elaborate way in which you celebrated the Janmashtami Day and Vyasa-puja Day ceremonies.— Letter to Upendra, Tittenhurst 15 September, 1969
Happy and grandiose celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja!
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada,
Kamala Sundari devi dasi