Anecdote of the Day
Bhavananda Dasa : When Prabhupada came to Los Angeles in 1970, we rented a little house for him on Formosa Avenue. Karandhar and I fixed it up. We built an altar, decorated it, and put up a curtain. I really wanted to see Prabhupada, but Gargamuni said, "No, no; when Prabhupada comes back from his walk everything should be ready, and you shouldn't be there." I kept saying to Karandhar, "I'd really like to see Prabhupada." Karandhar said, "No, we have to do what they say, 'Do your business and get out.'" But Krishna satisfied my desire, because—bingo! . . . Prabhupada walked in the door. Prabhupada looked at the altar and said, "Oh, very nice. You have done this?" I said, "Yes, Srila Prabhupada." He said, "Just see the difference. You are designing. You can design a disco and go to hell, or you can design Krishna's temple and altar and go to Vaikuntha." Then we left, and I was happy.
Reference: Memories-Anecdotes of a Modern-Day Saint by Siddhanta Dasa