"I like this picture very much. It is very instructive."
Traveling such a great distance from South America to leave again after a day or two was a real test whether Prabhupada could follow his usual schedule while in Miami. But he did. As usual, he took rest that evening and rose about 1:00 A.M., translating and commenting on Srimad-Bhagavatam in the same room he had slept in. Wherever he was, Srila Prabhupada was always steady?with Krishna. As he had once commented, "No place is my home. My home is at the lotus feet of Krishna."?
Putting aside his books, Prabhupada took his japa beads and in the still pre-dawn began chanting, pacing back and forth in his room. Srutakirti, who had returned as Prabhupada's servant, entered, made obeisances, and performed some duties in Prabhupada's room. While chanting, Srila Prabhupada gazed at the picture of Krishna and Arjuna. Suddenly he smiled and said, "I like this picture very much. It is very instructive."
"What is that, Srila Prabhupada?" his servant asked.
"Krishna is saying," Srila Prabhupada explained, "?You have to give up everything. Very difficult job. You have to kill your family members.' Arjuna couldn't do it, but he had to do it because it was Krishna's order. That is krishna-bhajana. One has to be ready to give up everything and do what Krishna wants."
Reference: Prabhupada Lila
Author: Satsvarupa Das Goswami