Udayananda: In a class in Chicago in 1975, Prabhupada talked about how Visvamitra Muni had performed heavy tapasya for 60,000 years. Then he talked about sankirtan and book distribution and he said, &
In a letter of June 12, 1974, to Sri Govinda dasa in Chicago, Srila Prabhupada stressed book distribution and stated that other programs should be minimized. After this letter had been distributed to
That was in Chicago where you lectured on Ajamila. In one class you said that at the time of death, Ajamila called out "Narayana!" And then you stopped speaking while 500 disciples watched in silence.
Chaturatma: A reporter came from one of the Chicago television stations to do an interview with Srila Prabhupada. Brahmananda brought in a television set so Prabhupada could see himself on the evening
Sureshvar : When Srila Prabhupada first came to Chicago for Ratha-yatra, he arrived around 6:30 in the morning. We had gurupuja for him with ecstatic chanting and dancing. One devotee, perhaps Mahabud
Suresvara das: So during the guru-puja, I remember some brahmacharis, they had developed a kind of boogying, doing rock dancing. This was going on during guru-puja and all of a sudden Prabhupada, like
Tranakarta : Prabhupada was walking on the beautiful college
grounds of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
There were about thirty of us with him, including fifteen
Dravinaksa das: Our little crew of armed guards drove in a car behind him; and on the way to the airport, Prabhupada's car pulled off, he had to use the bathroom at a gas station, and there was a
Visakha dasi : The day before Srila Prabhupada left Chicago there was a great celebration in the temple, and four small sets of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai Deities, brass Deities, were installed. While the de
Udayananda das : I remember the kirtans were very ecstatic at this time. There were several hundred devotees there, and they were doing guru-puja and everyone was dancing in ecstasy. But there was thi
Urvasi : I was in the Chicago temple when Srila Prabhupada visited. That was the time of that very famous, controversial press conference about the 64-ounce brain and the 32-ounce brain. When Prabhupa
Balavanta das : My father drove my wife and I and my daughter, who was an infant at the time, to Chicago Rathayatra to see Prabhupada. When we arrived, the devotees were on their way to the airport an
When Prabhupada first came to Chicago's O'Hare Airport, he quipped, "Just add the Krishna there. Then it will be O'Har?e Krishna Airport. Ask them to change it."
Sundararupa das: We were in the old YMCA, actually it was the old black YMCA from segregated times, and it was a rather run-down building when we got it and we had done a lot of renovations. So one of
Kalakanta: Being members of the library party, we had no home as we traveled constantly. Our home was the van and all year round we were distributing books. So on the occasion of Prabhupada being in C
Atmaram das: We went to Chicago to take Prabhupada darshan and have his association again. He immediately recognized us. He said, "Oh, I seen you before in Detroit." We told Prabhupada, &quo
Tranakarta : Prabhupada came to Chicago on the third of July
1974. Sri Govinda, the temple president, said to me,
"Tranakarta, Srila Prabhupada is writing letters in his room.
Sankirtan das: When Prabhupada arrived, there were actually two newspaper articles that came out about the devotees. One of them was very favorable, but it didn't mention Hare Krishna too often; a
Tranakarta: Prabhupada was so kind and merciful that just
his glance took away my anxiety. Prabhupada first came to
Chicago in 1974 and then returned in 1976. While he was away, I
Vaikunthanath das : I was accompanying Prabhupada as his typist, and we had flown in from Hawaii and we stopped in Chicago and San Francisco. On one of the flights, I was sitting next to Prabhupada an
Gadi : This particular event took place in Chicago in his room. I was sitting very close to Prabhupada, two feet in front of him. Prabhupada was sitting casually on the floor with his knee up, looking
Just before the start of the Ratha-yatra parade, Srila Prabhupada was driven right up to where the carts were poised to roll. Right in the middle of the filthy, filthy street, Chicago's big State Stre
My story is from Chicago in 1975. I had been with the library party for about a year and we had been traveling nonstop doing book distribution in colleges and libraries. In July of 1975, Prabhupada wa
Tranakarta: Pundarika prabhu's father was the Managing Editor of Playboy magazine. His mother was a big writer and they came to see Srila Prabhupada in Chicago in 1975. His mother was respectful t
Bhakti Tirtha Swami : There was a special darshan Prabhupada gave us, just the Library Party, in Chicago with Satsvarupa Maharaj. It was when we had first started the work in America, and we were eage
Badrinarayana : We were walking by big houses in Letcho Park in Chicago when an enormous dog came running toward us. Three or four devotees hid behind cars, and a couple of devotees hid behind Brahman
Tamal Krishna Goswami: In Chicago, the airport there is called O'Hare International Airport, and it's spelled O-H-A-R-E. So Prabhupada told his leading book distributor, Tripurari Maharaj, &qu
Tranakarta : On a morning walk in Chicago, an ordinary man
was in awe looking at Prabhupada and he said, "What do you
think about the coming of Christ?" Prabhupada said, "Your
messiah has alread
Bahushira : Kailash Chandra das was a heavy controller, Mars exalted, ready to fight. When he got initiated in Chicago, Srila Prabhupada saw right through him, as he could see right through everyone.
In Chicago you also asked the Evanston mayor to give us a building free. He said he'd talk to the Board about it.
Chicago morning walk, 1975: I am not a member of the Radha-Damodara party, but I'm in the library party and we can tell Prabhupada stories of standing orders, fifty last week, and he's pleased. Everyo
Suresvara das : We were all waiting for Prabhupada to come to the carts on State Street. Finally Srila Prabhupada rides up in a Volkswagen, gets out, and without any hesitation just bows down on the f
Mahabuddhi : Bhakti-Tirtha Swami and I had been in the sankirtan newsletter a lot for the book distribution that we had done in colleges and universities. After a few months of that, I had begun impur
Udayananda das : I got to wait outside of Srila Prabhupada's door because I was his bodyguard; and every time Prabhupada came out the door and I would offer my obeisances, his foot would come down rig
Urmila : I was with my husband and father in Prabhupada's room in Chicago in 1974 and we had a very sweet conversation. At first Prabhupada thought that my husband was my father's son and my father sa
Jagadisa das : Prabhupada had traveled to Chicago with Brahmananda on the airplane, and Brahmananda was reading Time magazine and the Time magazine feature article was "Crime ? why and what to do?" So
Urmila dasi : The first time that I ever saw Prabhupada was in the morning. He was sitting on the vyasasan at the Chicago temple. He was giving a lecture about how we all want to see God but we can't
Suhotra Swami : After the Radha-Damodar Party, I went to the BBT Library Party; and we had the good fortune to have a darshan with Srila Prabhupada in Chicago. Mostly, of course, Satsvarupa Maharaj, M