Meditations on the Infinite Qualities and Pastimes
Om Visnu-pada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacarya
Astottara Sata Sri Srimad
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
by Paratrikananda dasa
81. Srila Prabhupada is my mantra. No one can estimate how much mercy resides in his name. Prabhupada, Prabhupada, Prabhupada!
Devotee: Srila Prabhupada, it is said in the Bhagavad-gita that if one thinks at the time of death, if he thinks of Krsna, he goes to Krsna. What if one thinks of his spiritual master?
Prabhupada: He will go to Krsna, because spiritual master is also going to Krsna.
Nairobi, October 28, 1975
82. Srila Prabhupada is my transcendental match maker. I’m attached to animated flesh and hair which is destined to rot. He keeps trying to fix me up with the all-beautiful, ever youthful, heartthrob of Vrndavana.
So Krsna comes therefore, personally appears and exhibits His enjoying love in Vrndavana. He brings His friends, His girl-friends, boy-friends, everything, His father, His mother, and shows that "The enjoyment which you are seeking, that is there in the spiritual world with Me. See how I am enjoying." Just so that we may have our brain cleared that if we enjoy with Krsna, we can enjoy the dance, the paternal love, the conjugal love, the friendly playing with boys, with animals, who is in the garden, in the forest, in the water -- same thing is there. Everything is there, all the sporting, but spiritual. So this is Krsna's lila.
Lord Varaha's Appearance Day Lecture
Bhubaneswar, January 31, 1977
83. Srila Prabhupada is my prasadam distributor. A disciple will take prasadam when the spiritual master calls him. Prabhupada is calling the whole world to take prasadam.
The temple is managed by Srimati Radharani, Laksmiji; so why should there be want? Our philosophy is, if anyone comes, let him take prasada, chant Hare Krsna and be happy. Everything is being supplied by Krsna, Krsna is not poor, so why we should deny them? This should be done at any cost. There is no difficulty, it simply requires nice management. At the end of the day you may sell or give away. If we believe that Krsna is providing and maintaining everyone, then why should we be misers? This means losing faith in Krsna, and thinking that we are the doers and suppliers. We are confident Krsna will supply! Let the whole world come, we can feed them.
Letter to All ISKCON Temple Presidents
Calcutta, January 18, 1977
84. Srila Prabhupada is my unswerving reformer. Although he’s trying to help me, I always give him a hard time. He tolerates recalcitrant behavior because he is the emblem of forbearance.
Everyone of us are mistaken or whatever you may call, but Krsna is so kind that He gives His book, Bhagavad-gita, He sends His representative, He comes Himself as Lord Caitanya to deliver us. He sends Lord Jesus Christ. So so many arrangement, but we don't take advantage. We are so fool and sinful. But still, the propaganda will go on.
Just like father, however misguided a son may be, whenever the father gets a chance, he says, "My dear son, you don't do this. It is not good. You do this." So that is the duty of the father. Similarly, we are bent upon continuing our sinful activities but there is sufficient arrangement by Krsna to instruct us and to lead us back to Godhead, back to home.
Los Angeles, December 27, 1968
85. Srila Prabhupada is my reputable general contractor. He is building the house that will shelter the world. He assigns the sub-contracting to his disciples.
Lord Caitanya wants that this movement be spread to every nook and corner of the earth, so we require so many hundreds of thousands of sincere young men like yourself to take it up. I wish that it will be noted down in history that this Krishna Consciousness Movement is responsible for saving the world. Practically, our Movement is the only hope for saving the world from complete disaster. So you have got all good opportunity now, do everything very nicely.
Srila Prabhupada letter
Bombay, January 1, 1972
86. Srila Prabhupada is my sustenance. Tell me everything you know about him! This is the only thing that keeps me alive.
Srimad-Bhagavatam is full of the transcendental topics of the Personality of Godhead and His pure devotees. In the absolute world there is no difference in quality between the Supreme Lord and His pure devotee. Therefore, hearing the topics of the Lord and hearing of the character and activities of the pure devotee have the same result, namely, the development of devotional service.
87. Srila Prabhupada is my trusted pharmacist. "De’s Pain Liniment" is a universal anodyne. Prabhupada’s formula is the remedy for a suffering humanity.
Kirtaniyah sada harih. Without condition, kirtana should go on. And that is the panacea of all troubles.
Vrndavana, May 27, 1977
88. Srila Prabhupada is my exclusive. He is the only one I worship. When no one else would come forward, he risked everything to save me.
I'm writing this letter from the hospital. All of a sudden I've developed some headache, as well as throbbing of the chest. When I rub my chest I feel sensation in my left hand and when I rub my hand I feel sensation in my chest. My left hand no more works independently. I therefore ask you if there is any good Vedic physician in Mathura who can send me some medicines, that is, you purchase and send them by air mail to our temple: ISKCON, 26 2nd Ave., New York, N.Y. The symptom is predominantly when I get severe pain within my head. And the trembling of the left hand is coming every ten or fifteen minutes. I am afraid if this is not a disease like Lakhya; the boys are taking utmost care of me, there is no scarcity of care. But still after all, this body is subject to death. I came here with a great mission to execute my Spiritual Master's order but my heart is stabbing me. Of course, I'm not afraid of Maya, I know Maya cannot touch me, but still if I die in this condition, my mission will remain unfulfilled. Please therefore pray to Prabhu Lord Caitanya and Vrindaban Bihar, to rescue me this time, my mission is still not finished. I wish to live for a few more days.
Srila Prabhupada letter
New York, June 1, 1967
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