OF THE STARS Autobiography of two Yogis, Ma Indira Devi & Dadaji Sri
Dilip Kumar Roy. more
DILIP KUMAR ROY, founder of Hari Krishna Mandir
Kumar Roy - known as 'Dadaji' to his countless followers - was a most remarkable
human being who spread light and joy wherever he went. A supreme seeker of Truth,
missionary of music, musicologist, virtuoso singer, linguist, translator, poet,
lyricist, novelist, biographer, raconteur, patriot and yogi, Sri Dilip Kumar Roy
was one of the most gifted personalities of the recent times. Under the aegis
of Sri Aurobindo, his entire personality blossomed as a complete, harmonious being.
Mexican journal, 'El Norte' published an article of tribute about him,
describing the patriot saint as one of a hundred world-celebrities. The only other
Indian to feature amongst the rest was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Truly speaking,
Sri Dilip Kumar Roy was much greater than all his achievements.
strove to make the earth a world of harmony, beauty and love. He was a profound
seer, philosopher, thinker and poet; but all his life he remained as simple as
a child - unspoilt by the veneration and reverence in which he was universally
held. His magic was not far to seek - he was so human! He had transparent sincerity
and unswerving regard for Truth. For all those who had the privilege of knowing
him, the impressions of his, spontaneous love, nobility and greatness remain etched
upon their memories.
Sri Aurobindo had many disciples, and Dadaji was
the most outstanding of them all. His work was an offering of love to his creator.
As Dadaji said, "Grace involved responsibility". And he discharged that responsibility
by ceaseless work. To quote dadaji, "Work is Sadhana". He wrote books which
ranked only next to Sri Aurobindo's in their sweep of thought, spiritual insight
and beauty of expression.
Rabindranath Tagore wrote "Dilip Kumar possesses
one great gift; he wants to hear which is the reason why he can draw out things
worth hearing. Wanting to hear is not a passive quality but an active one; it
awakens our power of speech because we come to know our mind's true expressions.
Dilip Kumar has on many occasions given me the joy of discovering my own thoughts."
6th January, 1980 he said to Ma Indira Devi, "Wash my hands, I have to touch the
Lord's feet." The great minstrel saint reached the lotus feet of the Lord, at
Sri Aurobindo had once written to Dadaji: "Nobody can write about
my life because it has not been on the surface for men to see". This can equally
be said of Dadaji. So whatever we write about him, a lot more will remain unsaid.