A great tribute to how well one has served their guru
Tripurari Swami : So many people came, so many common people from all over San Francisco used to gather in those days to attend Ratha yatra. And just wondering, Prabhupada just wondering, "How this is all happening to me? Why this is happening?" So unassuming. "Why me? I don't know, but I have to honor it, it's happening." That was his mood. His whole mood of the Western success was celebrating the mission of Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur taking hold unexpectedly in this foreign land. Sridhar Maharaj once told us that Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur on more than one occasion expressed a desire to spend a decade in America preaching. This was before America became the prominent country in the world, before World War II when England was still the prominent country and, therefore, he sent emissary to England. But he had apparently a vision that America would become the most dominant country in the world, and he had a desire for going and spending 10 years to preach in America. After telling us that, Sridhar Maharaj said, "And through Swami Maharaj, your Prabhupada, he got 10 years plus 2. Twelve years I consider Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura lived in him." What could be a greater tribute to how well one has served their guru than that?
Reference:Following Srila Prabhupada – Remembrances by Yadubara dasa