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January 24, 1976 : Mayapur

Hari Sauri: Each morning at guru-puja Prabhupada is personally giving out sweets to all the children. He sits on the vyasasana as each child comes forward to receive his prasadam.

There is a small, two-year-old boy from Australia called Damodara, who persistently remains right in front of the vyasasana each morning with his pudgy hand held out. Srila Prabhupada gives him half a sweet, which Damodara pushes into his mouth. Then he moves his hand over the back of his head, wipes his open palm on his sikha, and again holds it out.

Again Prabhupada gives him another piece of sweet, and again Damodara repeats the ritual. There are no words exchanged, simply the boy's chubby palm goes out for the sweet, up to his mouth, over his head, and back again for more. This exchange with Damodara has gone on for several mornings now, and Srila Prabhupada laughs to see him wipe his hand in such a fashion. "Who has taught him this?" he asked.

While this is going on the other children leap and dance and chant. Adoration for Prabhupada and excitement to be in his presence shine in their eyes. It is obvious the young children are spontaneously attracted to Srila Prabhupada because they instinctively understand that he is their best friend.

Reference: A Transcendental Diary Volume 1 - Hari Sauri Dasa