(HH KKS Radha Damodar Temple) Srila Prabhupada was residing here (RadhaDamodar Temple) before he came to the west. So Srila Prabhupada lived here for quite some time and here he was doing translation work and next door was his kitchen. From the kitchen you have a view directly of the samadhis and the bhajan kutir of Srila Rupa Goswami. So Prabhupada started working here on Srimad Bhagavatam and from here he used to go to Delhi to get them printed so from here he actually worked, before he went to the west. There is a story which we not so long ago one of Srila Prabhupada’s female disciples who was a book distributor and who published a book and shortly after that she left the world she published a book about Prabhupada before he came to the west. She basically interviewed many people from those days. She really traced it out as much as possible, anybody who was alive who still knew something about Srila Prabhupada from before.
So there was a story about Prabhupad here in Radha Damodar and the story was that one day this local devotee came and met Prabhupada. He used to regularly come, he met him and Prabhupada told him that two personalities had appeared to him, effulgent personalities , that they were Rupa and Sanatana! That they had instructed him on how to write the purports of Srimad Bhagavatam!
Well I found this story in that book then last year that book came out and I was in Mayapur , and Hari Sauri was also there , and when….Hari Sauri read the book he was kind of very impressed and he said that actually he heard about this story while he was here in Vrndavana serving Prabhupada, so one day he went up to Srila Prabhupada and he asked him, he said: I heard that when you stayed at Radha Damodar temple that at that time Rupa and Sanatan had appeared to you.
So later that afternoon I , later that day I went to Jayadvaita maharaj, he didn’t go to the morning class that day so I went to his room and said: Well today it was really interesting I had this discussion about this story about how Prabhupad saw Rupa and Sanatan. He said: Oh you want to see the screen saver on my computer. So I looked and it was a picture of that same story, so everybody was aware apparently of it but not me! So there seems to be some truth in this story that Prabhupad was instructed here by Rupa and Sanatana.