I was not fortunate enough to have had the personal darsan of Srila Prabhupada while he was on this planet. But I have had him appear to me in dreams and give instructions. The one I remember the most was in the early 80's and shortly after one of the big leaders had fallen down. I think it was the first one to do so, the devotees were somewhat in a state of bewilderment.
In the dream we were on a morning walk and someone asked Srila Prabhupada "how is it that someone so apparently fixed up and devoted could have fallen from that position?" Srila Prabhupada's answer was short and to the point, and has stayed with me ever since: "Therefore we must give up the offenses."