If one serves a spiritual master and inquires, then the spiritual master is very liberal and generous and glad to answer. In Kali-yuga one disagrees even with his spiritual master.
One cannot leave th
Once in Tokyo, Shyamasundar was traveling with Prabhupada, when Shyamasundar got sick for some time. When Shyamasundar was better he complained to Prabhupada that the devotees hadn't taken care of him
Madhudvisa : We had a very intimate Janmastami celebration in Tokyo, Japan. In those days, Dai-Nippon was the printer that was printing our books, and they were hosting Prabhupada in a nice house. We
In 1969, Prabhupada was in Tokyo for his Vyasa-puja, but the devotees did not know how to observe the festival. Prabhupada was disturbed and called the devotees to his room to instruct them on how the
Among the "dozens of letters" and the worldwide managerial problems Prabhupada referred to, a particularly disturbing bit of news arrived during his two-day visit in Japan. The police in Germany had r
Early the next morning, Prabhupada went on a walk through the streets near our house. It was very cold and snow covered the ground. Prabhupada wore his long, hooded coat, which one of the devotees had
Madhudvisa : The next day was Vyasa-puja. We were not well seasoned. Kirtanananda was the most senior, as he had been a devotee for two or three years. (Although we still should have known how to cele
Sudama : Srila Prabhupada told me, "Sudama, you were Japanese in your previous life." In a year I had learned Japanese fluently and I was thinking and dreaming in Japanese. It was bizarre.
In 1971 Sr
Tamal Krishna Goswami : Our first meeting with all the members of Dai Nippon Printing Company, from the top chairman down, was like a tea ceremony, although we drank water while they drank tea. They w
There was a big crowd of people waiting as we disembarked in Tokyo airport, but they weren't there to greet Srila Prabhupada. Some of them held up signs to attract the attention of persons they were l
Suspicious Japanese immigration officials delayed Srila Prabhupada and considered not giving him a visa. Granting no more than a two-day transit visa, they finally allowed him to enter. After such a p