(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 December 2013, Midrand, South Africa, Evening Lecture)

prabhupada chanting and talkingPrabhupada was saying, “How did this miracle happen to me? I’m an old man, I’m an old man. I am a foreigner. I came to America, I didn’t have any money.”

Old man, foreigner, no money. Who’s gonna listen to him? Nobody will care for him. He said, “How did this miracle happen to me?”

By the grace of guru and Gauranga! When guru is pleased then Krsna is pleased then Krsna will do, Krsna will make it all possible. Then anything can be done. Prabhupada was so successful and Prabhupada became so glorious but he never accepted any glory.

He would always point at Krsna or his spiritual master, “If you see any good qualities in me, then know it to be the good quality of my spiritual master.” He said, “Just like the moon, the moon actually has no effulgence of it’s own. It’s just reflecting light of the sun. In the same way, if you see any good quality in me, then know it’s just a reflection of the good quality of my spiritual master.” Like that, Prabhupada is not claiming any fame. Oh no. Prabhupada was pointing at Krsna.

Prabhupada said, “Krsna is your best friend.”

Oh Prabhupada, you are our best friend,” the devotees said.

Prabhupada said, “No, no. I may disappoint you but Krsna, he never will, he never will because Krsna is omnipotent. He can do anything and everything. He is your best friend. I may disappoint.”

So like this, Prabhupada was pointing at Krsna as our shelter, as our friend, always Krsna, putting Krsna in the centre. 


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