Our main business

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Jayapataka

If you have got some time, the best thing would be to chant Hare Krishna more and more. Because our life is very short, and we have to finish our Krishna Consciousness this life very quickly. We do not know when we shall meet our next death, our next exit from this platform. But before going out of this platform, we may try to finish Krishna Consciousness. That is our main business.

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Disappearance of Jayananda prabhu

Speaker: Tamal Krishna Goswami
Source: TKG’s Diary: Prabhupada’s Final Days

3rd May 1977:
jayanandaprabhuToday we received word that Jayananda Prabhu had given up his body. When Srila Prabhupada was informed he said, “Yes, sooner or later we must all go.” Afterwards, tears came to His Divine Grace’s eyes. “He was one of my very best dis­ciples. He was the first to give me five thou­sand dollars, which was used for printing Teach­ings of Lord Caitanya. He used to drive me in the car, and while driving he would be chanting.

I asked Prabhupada about Jayananda’s des­tination, “He is not lost.

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Lord’s protection from death

Source: SB 7.10.29

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Everyone is sure to die, for no one is excused from the hands of death, which is but a feature of the Supreme Personality of Godhead: mrtyu sarva-haras caham [Bg. 10.34]). When one becomes a devotee, however, he is not destined to die according to a limited duration of life. Everyone has a limited duration of life, but a devotee’s lifetime can be extended by the mercy of the Supreme Lord, who is able to nullify the results of one’s karma: karmani nirdahati kintu ca bhakti-bhajam [Bs. 5.54]. This is the statement of

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Srila Prabhupada stroke on Jaladuta

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and Fight

Krsna Prabhupada JaladutaAs Prabhupāda sat in his hotel room that evening with a few disciples at his feet, he reminisced about how he had come to America in 1965 and had suffered two heart attacks at sea. “They say that anyone who gets a third heart attack,” said Prabhupāda, “they must expire. I had two attacks on the ship, and then in New York a third one-paralyzed. Left side was paralyzed. I do not know how I was saved. And one girl, that captain’s wife, she studied astrology. She said, “Swami, if you

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