Seperation from Krsna

Speaker:  Indradyumna Swami
Source:  Indradyumna Swami with Srila Prabhupada

Indradyumna Swami: “Srila Prabhupada you’ve mentioned several times in recent lectures that a pure devotee can see Krsna everywhere – that He’s never out of your vision. And at the same time in Siksastakam prayers Lord Chaitanya explains that, Govinda, I am feeling Your separation to be 12 years of more. I am feeling vacant in His absence.’ Could you explain this?”
Srila Prabhupada: “Yes. He’s playing how you can become mad without seeing Krsna. That is higher stage. It cannot be explained. But when you gradually go higher you’ll understand.”

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Srila Prabhupada’s daily routine in London

Speaker: Yamuna devi
Source: Comes to England — The John and Yoko InterludeSP

His (Srila Prabhupada’s) schedule ran close to this:

1: 00 AM: Rises, chants japa and translates
3: 30 AM: Attends Aarti in his room, performed by either Purushottama or me
4: 30 AM: Attends Aarti, Srimad-Bhagavatam class, and kirtan in the main temple
6: 30 AM: Goes on a morning walk for about one hour, takes ayurvedic medicine and then a light breakfast (either Purushottama or I would go on the morning walk)
9: 00 AM: Chants kirtan or sings prayers alone in his room; sometimes

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What is required to become Krishna conscious?

Speaker: Radhanath Swami
Source: We must cultivate proper desires

Srila-Prabhupada-on-Morning-Walk-with-Devotees-By-Lake-620x350Yesterday, at Radha-Rasabihari temple, my dear god-brother, Srutakirti Prabhu, who was Srila Prabhupada’s longest standing personal servant, gave a class. He cited a particular incident that is so essentially instructive to all of us. He was talking about a morning walk. I believe it was in Los Angeles. During these morning walks, it was usually only the very senior devotees that were allowed to go on walks with Srila Prabhupada and usually, all the senior devotees had so many questions they wanted to ask. But one particular devotee, he didn’t say

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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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We are very insignificant

Speaker: Vaiyasaki dasa
Source: Radha-Damodara Vilasa

Tamal-Krishna-Goswami-with-Srila-PrabhupadaRecognizing Tamal Krsna’s organizational ability, Prabhupada spends a lot of time training him in management skills. Tamal begins to think that he is getting special attention beyond that of the other devotees. Whenever the spiritual master detects false pride in a disciple he is always quick to rectify the anartha. Prabhupada brings this up in a gentle way when Tamal brings over Muralidhara’s new painting of the Bhagavatam cover for approval.

As Prabhupada studies the painting, he begins to point out the different features of the creation for Tamal’s consideration. Pointing to Krsna, he

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Disciple should simply follow

Source: Yamuna Devi: A Life of Unalloyed Devotion

SrimatiYamunaDeviDasiwithprabhupadaMalati devi had been commissioned by Hansadutta das to arrange for large Deities for the Hamburg temple and had found a five-foot pair of Radha-Krishna Deities in Jaipur. After returning to Bombay and telling Srila Prabhupada about Them, he immediately wanted Them for Vrindavan, even though Yamuna had been painstakingly working on plans for the Deities who were eventually installed. She later used it to illustrate that the duty of the disciple is to follow the instructions of the Spiritual Master— in essence to flow with the waves of change.

Yamuna: if

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