Srila Prabhupada was also taking a risk by accepting us as disciples. He honored our vows and depended on Krishna, expecting us to carry out our obligations. Srila Prabhupada's coming to America was i
During a walk Akshayananda Swami told Prabhupada about a retired gentleman who wants to live in the asrama. The man is very respectful and even offers his obeisances to the sannyasis. Prabhupada repli
Pradyumna das: Janardan arranged one time for Prabhupada to go speak to the professors at McGill University. They had a faculty meeting or something, so Prabhupada went to join them for dinner. Prabhu
Lokanath Swami : I had been two-and-a-half years in the movement when I asked Prabhupada if I could take sannyas. He said, "Wait." I waited for one year and again approached him. This was around the t
GAURA PURNIMA. The Appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Everyone fasted until moon rise and then took an Ekadasi feast, although Prabhupada said this was not compulsory. Prabhupada kept to
Just before giving Srila Prabhupada his evening massage, I began to feel a little weak. I went into Prabhupada's room and His Divine Grace took rest. I climbed up by his side on the bed and began to g
Instead of going to the Rose Garden for the walk this morning, Caitya-guru took Srila Prabhupada to Sukhna (Blissful) Lake. It is actually a large natural catchment enhanced with a man-made shore on o
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.