THE PRABHUPADA CONNECTION
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One Moon is Sufficient
(Click to enlarge photo of Srila Prabhupada at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, 1973.)

"We want one sincere person who has learned to love God, Krishna. That's all. I have come to your country with this mission, and if I find one or two boys or girls sincerely have learned how to love God, Krishna, then my mission is successful. I'm not after any number of... Because if I can turn one soul to this Krishna consciousness, he'll do tremendous work, because he'll be fire. You see? He can do tremendous work. Ekas candras tamo hanti na ca tarah sahasrasah. One moon is complete to drive away the darkness of night, not millions of stars required. What these millions of stars can do? One moon is sufficient. So our propaganda is to create one moon. You see? But fortunately, by Krishna's grace, many moonlike boys and girls have come to me. You see? Many moons. I was thinking of having only one moon, but Krishna... I am hopeful that there are many moons, and in future they'll be doing very nice. This is para-upakara. To spread this Krishna consciousness movement is the best service to the humanity. Please try to understand this. It is not a bluffing thing. To love God, prema pumartho mahan... Caitanya Mahaprabhu said that the highest achievement in the human form of life is to attain perfectional stage to love God. That is the highest."

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, New York, April 12, 1969)

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