Jyotirmayi : If Prabhupada was not personally present, he initiated devotees by letter. First, the devotees who wanted to be initiated would send him a letter with their japa beads and dakshin and req
Umapati Swami: After I was initiated I blooped. I was the second bloop in the movement. My distinction is that I was one of the first people to cause Prabhupada great pain and suffering. But the devot
Kirtanananda Swami came with a box full of clay. He requested Prabhupada to stand in it so that they could get imprints of his lotus feet. Prabhupada willingly complied. As he stood on the talcum powd
Hari Sauri das: When Prabhupada came in for Rathayatra, it was mid-winter, June. That was partly because he had told Madhudvisa, "If you become the number one book distributors in the world, then
Prahladananda Swami : I was looking at a little cartoon about Prahlad Maharaj and thinking, "Prahlad, what a nice name." When I got my initiation letter from Srila Prabhupada saying that my name was "
Prabhupada has been taking his noon massage sitting on the tiny balcony between his bedroom and the kitchen. When we began today, I slipped the Hare Krishna ring from his finger. He has been wearing i
Madhavananda das: When we arrived in Vrindavan, I remember walking into Srila Prabhupada's room and paying my obeisances and saying, "Srila Prabhupada, what should we do now?" And he loo
On the afternoon of October 8, I received an exciting telegram. My wife had delivered a baby boy on October 6, 1974, at 4:15 a.m. I considered it to be especially auspicious because mangal arotika sta
I remember once asking him how many children he had. He would not tell. He just said, "I am renouncing all these things. I have given them up and have come to take shelter of Krishna in Vrindavan
Ramesvara: I remember another thing that Srila Prabhupada told me during that time that is very important. He talked about the coming of unemployment in the Kali-yuga. We're seeing this now and th
So when we got to the Melbourne temple, it was very much that way as well. He was very pleased here. That's one thing I think should be said very clearly. He publicly praised Madhudvisa Swami in parti
"At that time I was still young and I had no interest in religion. I never asked him philosophical questions, but he would always give me prasadam whenever we met. I especially remember the pera.
"Another time I went there to his room with some milk from my father and found his doors locked shut. No one knew for sure where he had gone, but some said Prabhupada had gone to the West. He lef
Mrs. Saigal has been cooking expertly for Srila Prabhupada and he called her into his room in the late evening to thank her. After her first day's efforts he had complimented her and said she had cook
Joshomatinandan : After three or four months in L.A., I wrote
to Prabhupada about getting married and Prabhupada said, "I
heard that you want to get married. That is very nice.
Moksa Laksmi : In Bombay I used to run a gurukula for the local poor children, and we would have rip-roaring kirtans. One day Prabhupada heard our kirtan and asked, "Who is chanting?" A devotee told h
Ambarish : Another time in Hawaii, Yogi Bhajan came to visit Prabhupada. In those days he had a good following, and at that time he was inviting all types of spiritual masters and religious leaders to
Laxmimoni: Prabhupada was very concerned about us. In 1974 we went to Mayapur, which was basically the first Mayapur festival. At that time I was pregnant and Srila Prabhupada was so caring that he se
Srutakirti : On many occasions Prabhupada gave me things. One was very funny. After I was married and had a child, I again became Prabhupada's servant. I was traveling with Prabhupada when my son, May
Jayapataka Swami : When we moved from the grass hut to the lotus building, the first multi-story temple guest house where Prabhupada's quarters were, we had a big feast and invited many villagers to c
Pranada dasi : Srila Prabhupada decided to see the new movie that Visakha and Yadubara prabhu made called "Spiritual Frontier" about New Vrindavan, and Kirtanananda Swami flew out to look at that movi
Four months later on February 9, 1975, Srila Prabhupada stopped in New Dwaraka for two days on his way to Mexico City. After his afternoon nap he rang his bell. I hurried to his room and offered my ob
Tamal Krishna Maharaja reported to Srila Prabhupada that Vishnujana Swami has disappeared. He has failed to appear since he asked Srila Prabhupada his questions about Chota Haridasa up on the roof. On
As part of my new duties in keeping Prabhupada's banking accounts, I entered into a small white pocket diary that he carries in his red attache case the details of a couple of fixed deposits and t
Gopala Krishna arrived today with news from Nellore. It turns out that the two sisters will not change the conditions on their "gift" of land under any circumstance.
Srila Prabhupada decided on a ra
Sixteen months before this visit, Srila Prabhupada had warned me to stay out of the kitchen in New Dwaraka. Now his words seemed somewhat prophetic. Nanda Kumar, by getting married and leaving Srila P
Hansaduta Swami came with more mail during Srila Prabhupada's massage, and as His Divine Grace allowed me to squeeze, press, and rub his body, he heard the letters and gave his replies.
Paramahamsa, Nitai and I received unique, transcendental treasures during our stay in Atlanta. When Srila Prabhupada arrived the weather was rather cold. The devotees presented Srila Prabhupada with w
Srila Prabhupada was always very kind to his disciples. Sometimes when he received new clothes, he fulfilled our desires by distributing articles of prasadam clothing he had worn. Srila Prabhupada did