Padmanabha : On a morning walk I asked, "Srila Prabhupada, I approach a lot of business people for donations, not for book distribution. Do these people gain anything when they give money but don't kn
In India, ISKCON published a book listing all the names of every Indian scholar who supported us and his address. It was suggested that we do the same thing in America for the Americans. I suggested t
Sukhada : An Indian life member who was a nurse was explaining to Srila Prabhupada how she had a nice life, a life in the mode of goodness. Prabhupada told her that the material world was like a boil
Tejiyas: Another instruction I received was in a letter Prabhupada wrote to me. He said, "Now strain your brain to think of more and more ways to introduce my books to the intelligent class of me
Aditya dasi: Dinanath was there and he was leading, and he would lead such a wonderful kirtan. Gargamuni had come from Calcutta with his tape recorder because he liked to make tapes to give to his Lif
After having spent some time in America and Europe gathering funds, men, and equipment, Gargamuni Swami arrived with his TSKP in a grand style. Their large, blue-and-white Mercedes vans came driving s
Sarvabhavana: At first I found some of the management policies regarding the restaurant, the guesthouse and the cooking a little strange, but later on I understood. For example, in Vrindavan, Prabhupa
Jayapataka Swami : In Mayapur Prabhupada told us that the devotees in the Gaudiya Math are expert at taking care of guests, but we are not yet so expert. He said, "You should take nice care of guests,
Once Prabhupada and a few of us had an engagement with the king and queen of Indore. Before we left for this engagement Prabhupada told me, "Try to make the king a Life Member." I said, &quo
Tejiyas: People from all over America had come to see Prabhupada and Prabhupada started describing the Life Membership program. He said, "We have introduced this Life Membership program in India
He said the temple here has Baladeva. We can pray to Him for strength. One worships Balarama, Nitai and then goes (next altar) to Radha-Krishna. They are very affectionate brothers. You have seen the
Around mid-day Srila Prabhupada was sitting quietly in his room. A large, heavily built young man ran screaming along the veranda right past his window. A half-dozen other devotees, led by Gurukripa S
Srila Prabhupada resumed lecturing this morning from the first verse of one of his favorite sections of the Srimad-Bhagavatam: Fifth canto Fifth chapter Lord Rishbhadeva's Teachings to His Sons.
Prabhupada continued his evening pandala lecture series from the Sixth Canto.
kecit kevalaya bhaktya vasudeva-parayanah agham dhunvanti kartsnyena niharam iva bhaskarah.
"Only a rare person who ha
In Indore we stayed at an ashram called Gita Bhavan and
one day Prabhupada suggested, "Why don't you go and make
some Life Members?" I said, "What's a Life Member?" He said,
"Go to some merchant or
Pavamana : We traveled from Bombay to Ahmedabad where
we had another huge pandal program. The size of the pandal
tent was as big as a city block and it would fill up every night
Tejiyas : I wrote a letter to Prabhupada about my anxiety. I was disheartened because the devotees I trained would abandon me three weeks later. Even my wife would argue and run away. Prabhupada's rep
Srutakirti : At the end of 1972 and the beginning of 1973, Prabhupada stayed about five weeks in Bombay. At that time the devotees here, the sannyasis, Gargamuni, Tamal-Krishna Maharaj, and so many we
Srila Prabhupada is still suffering quite severely from high blood pressure and has hardly been seeing anyone. He is not taking his morning walks on a regular basis, although he does sometimes circuma
Out in the garden at midday taking his massage, Prabhupada heard the mail from Jagadisa. Caitya-guru had written from Chandigarh. His letter was upbeat, describing how wherever he goes, people praise
After Srila Prabhupada returned to his rooms from giving his afternoon darsana in the temple courtyard, Aksayananda Maharaja came in to discuss the evening temple schedule. Winter is approaching, and
A letter has arrived from Giriraja prabhu reporting on his recent activities in Bombay. After informing Srila Prabhupada of some banking arrangements, he gave an update on the upcoming Gita Pratisthan
My Dear Satsvarupa,
Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter. I am very much pleased to note the list of engagements you have submitted, and I can see you have been working v
Another time, Srila Prabhupada asked, What are some arguments of the opposition party? I said, They claim that we take away a person's free will when he joins. Srila Prabhupada said, If he has fr
Atma Tattva: In the early 1980s in Bangalore, I was required to
make at least two Life Members a month. I was a bad Life
Membership maker and one month I had only ten days left. I
Sudama, Jayapataka, and Sridhara Swamis and other devotees met us at the airport.
Rather than going straight to the temple, Prabhupada first went to inspect a flat he is thinking of purchasing for h
Pushta Krishna Maharaja brought in a stack of mail from around the world and Prabhupada answered them one after another.
Chayavana Swami, who was so disturbed when we saw him in Delhi last March, is
During the morning, Hansaduta Maharaja read out a stack of mail to Srila Prabhupada and noted down his dictated replies. Mr. Ramkrishna Bajaj, the famous industrialist and the secretary of the Gita P
There were a couple of letters today, which Srila Prabhupada heard while taking his massage in the garden. One was from Sridhara Swami, who is currently in America. Writing from New York, Maharaja ope