Kirtanananda das: Hayagriva first ran into Prabhupada on the street on Bowery, and Prabhupada invited him to come and attend his class that he was holding at 26 2nd Avenue. So he came back to the apar
Because Prabhupada has been stressing the great importance of book distribution in India, Acyutananda and Yasodanandana Swamis are eager to get some books printed in South India for mass distribution.
For the first time since we arrived, Prabhupada gave a class after guru-puja, speaking in English on the Srimad-Bhagavatam Seventh Canto 9.1. The subject was Prahlada Maharaja's prayers to Lord Nrisim
Jagatarini dasi: There were so many unusual people there and Srila Prabhupada explaining that the people in general had become hippies because they were disillusioned with modern society; but if they
Most people, Prabhupada said, were basically good, but they were being controlled by demonic leaders. Tamal Krishna gave his perspective. 'This prasadam and chanting will cure them. It will capt
While preparations went on downstairs for the abhiseka of the Deities and an initiation ceremony, Lokanatha Maharaja met with Srila Prabhupada to discuss his preaching. He and his party have come to a
In mid-afternoon Karttikeya Mahadevia drove us in his old American limousine for a program in another nearby town called Bavala (pop. 20,000). Along the way Prabhupada incited our enthusiasm for the
A letter from Ranadhira dasa, who runs the BBT Mail Order department in Los Angeles, informed Prabhupada of the mailing of 200,000 copies of The Krishna Consciousness Movement Is Authorized to the "le
The Australian devotees had a special darsana with Srila Prabhupada. They presented him with $1,350 dollars guru-dakshina and sixty-nine kilos of their famous Australian ghee. The meeting was short bu
Riddha das : The next sequence we have here is Srila Prabhupada arriving in Jan Smuts Airport, Johannesburg, at midday on the 14th of October. Outside we had a rented yellow Mercedes car, and a South
Early in the morning SrilaPrabhupada went by car to Modinagar, a small industrial town founded by the Modi family. They are well-known throughout India for cloth and other manufactured goods. It has s
Damodar das: When Srila Prabhupada first settled into 26 2nd Avenue, he put a sign on the door saying any young man who wants to follow these rules and regulations can stay here and learn from me. Tha
Varsana Swami : Prabhupada went for a morning walk in Talavan. Prabhupada came out in this open field, and as soon as he stepped out of the woods and onto the field he stopped and looked at the devote
Giriraj Swami: The Somanis were a very religious and wealthy family of Bombay. The senior Somani at the time was G.D. Somani and he became a Life Member, and gradually the other brothers and then sons
Punjabi Premananda, a local student, sent a letter to Prabhupada after attending the walk this morning. He asked a number of questions, seeking clarification from Srila Prabhupada on his comments that
In mid-morning Prabhupada spoke again, this time at a grand initiation ceremony and fire yajna. He awarded sannyasa to seven men, brahmana to fifteen devotees, and hari-nama initiation to twenty five.
Caitya-guru arranged for a press conference this afternoon. A half-dozen reporters from the English language daily Times of India, the Press Trust of India, UNI, the Punjabi Akali Patrika and Ajit, an
Harikesa Swami and Pradyumna started to massage Srila Prabhupada again today, but after a few minutes Prabhupada sent them out to get me to complete it; he laughingly said they were like a couple of w
While a roaring kirtana continued downstairs, Prabhupada gave a short audience in his room to our Italian printer, Bruno. A jolly, rotund man with rosy cheeks, Bruno appeared simple and unpretentious.
For the next few evenings Srila Prabhupada is to lecture at a pandala held on the grounds of the Sri Rebala Lakshminarasa Reddy Public Hall, on Nellore's main street. The hall was a gift to the town b