He told me one day his mission would spread all over the world

Bhaktivendanta swami returned to delhi with a purpose the paper and printing capital of india was in the chandni chow section of old Delhi and he thought it was best to somehow locate himself there to regularly negotiate for printing book through an old printing contact he met a temple owner who gave him a room in his radhakrishna temple near chandni chow the neighborhood was called chippiwada a congested mixed hindu muslim quarter now bhaktivendanta swami could work either in Vrindavan or Delhi with new enthusiasm he picked up a few donation and began publishing back to godhead and at the same time he began his translation and commentary of srimad bhagavatam. Bhaktisiddhanta das years before when, i was one of the first devotees visiting chippiwada, I started a painting on the roof above where srila prabhupad stayed when I was making the preliminary drawing and old lady lived on the roof of this building approached me and asked what i was doing I told her that my spiritual master used to live here and i wanted to show others the view from his roof I gave her some BTG that i had and was surprised when she opened the downstairs room some days he would work all night and then suddenly disappear I never knew what he was doing but he had a big vision he told me one day his mission would spread all over the world and now you tell me this true he was a true gentleman and pure at heart I am so happy to hear this great news. 

For Bhaktivedanta swami it was a great labor of love purchasing paper for printing that became a priority even before eating neglecting his personal needs for preaching was manifestation of his faith in krishna of which abhay suffered no scarcity he had full faith that if he served krishna he would be provided for to work alone was not an insurmountable problem it was pleasant and simple the ecstasy of working hard to serve his spiritual master was not a problem the problem was the condition of the world Bhaktivedanta swami saw a society in which his countrymen were victimize by the propaganda that they could be happy in gross materialistic indulgence the british had introduced tea tobacco meat and factories and now even after independence these were a part of indias new way of life having driven away the british the indians were imitating western ways and indian leaders were deliberately ignoring the vedic principles of god consciousness the very treasures india was meant to distribute to the whole world abhay had seen no way of the life having driven away the british the indians were imitating western ways and indian leaders were was that material advancement were indians are happier in their independence then they had been in british day to bhaktivendanta swami the overpopulated city was a hell of ruffians and fools although of poor people were employed in the burgeoning steel mills and tire factories their living conditions had worsened



Reference: Acharya by Bhaktisiddanta Dasa




 
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