For the 15th anniversary of the disappearance from the this world of Tribhuvanatha Das, at the end of November 2016, devotees premiered at Bhaktivedanta Manor a special 30 minute movie featuring footage of historic and pioneering preaching activities around the world and especially in Africa, and audio remembrances of Tribhuvanatha and his preaching efforts. They also spoke and shared memories at the program.
After the program at the temple they continued for Maha Harinama Sankirtana, more than 100 devotees in Central London attended.
In the video below many senior leaders of the movement speak about their memories and realisations about Tribhuvanatha. Here are a few:
Sivarama Swami: “It’s a great loss I remember it must have been in the summer mother Amekhala, Jyestha, we were speaking in the rose garden, and Amekhala said something about Tribhuvanatha Prabhu leaving. I made a comment about that ‘separation from Vaishnavas is a horrible thing’ and she said, “no, but Tribhuvanatha’s not an ordinary Vaishnava, he’s a special Vaishnava”, and I remember that it made me think – it is a fact, there are many Vaishnavas, but I can see from that video even when someone is practically on the threshold of death, like Srila Prabhupada was writing, Tribhuvanatha was chanting, singing, his voice was so weak it was difficult for him to even sing in tune.”
Candramauli Swami: “I always felt that here was a devotee that, I guess, maybe was not given the credit that he actually was due! He really, really was an amazing person! He was just exemplary in all ways!”
Tamal Krishna Goswami: “When I think of how Tribhuvanatha Prabhu left, you can’t leave that easily unless its arranged by Krishna. You can’t die that peacefully and now Tribhuvanatha is with Krishna. It’s very clear that his dedication is complete. It doesn’t matter if we see the moon, it has spots on the moon, but that doesn’t mean in any way mar its greatness its beauty its luminosity and little quirks in character, personalities are not an issue here. Because Tribhuvanatha from everything everyone knows of him was cent per cent engaged in his spiritual master and Krishna’s service. And therefore it’s to be understood that he has gone back to Godhead. He has shown a perfect life. He’s a pure devotee. He’s shown a perfect life.”
Bhakti Vikasa Swami: “Tribhuvanatha had a VERY clear understanding of all the principles in Srila Prabhupada’s books and he was fearless in every respect he wasn’t afraid to go into universities with all professors and just preach Krishna-Consciousness very straight-forwardly and say all evolutionary theory is all bogus and without any scientific background, just with the teachings of Bhagavad Gita as he had heard them from Prabhupada he’d just defeat everyone. Definitely he got the full mercy of Srila Prabhupada! It’s clear that he got the full mercy of Srila Prabhupada.”
The video is available on YouTube and on Facebook. With English, Spanish and Russian subtitles.
Jan 22, 2022
Sunanda Das, tovp.org