(Kadamba Kanana Swami)

Prabhupada sometimes got gifts and didn’t know what to do with them. Like Upendra was a little eccentric and he brought Prabhupada his baby blanket . Don’t ask me how, but he kept his baby blanket – the one from the cradle, he kept it throughout his whole life, and when he joined the Hare Krishna movement, he one day presented this baby blanket to Prabhupada, and Prabhupada looks at it and says:

“What is this?”

He said:

“Prabhupada this is my most treasured possession. This is my original baby blanket!”

And Prabhupada is like looking at it and thinking:

“Oh my God!”

Anyway, he got the baby blanket and thought:

“What am I going to do with this?”

The next day the baby blanket was somewhere on the floor like a seat for someone to sit on. So Prabhupada found a purpose, and he didn’t just throw it away and used another useless gift:

“What am I going to do with this blanket – chuck it out”.

No he found a purpose for it, and somehow used it. That was Prabhupada, because when a gift is given then it must also be received and valued, then that makes a relationship!

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