(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 September 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Initiation Lecture)

SP_with_bookOne year in Vrindavan during Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day program, one of Srila Prabhupada’s earliest disciples, Gargamuni, was present. Now, Gargamuni is a type of personality what you would call an individual, he is not exactly a traditionalist. On that day, Gargamuni was dressed in blue jeans, a black t-shirt and a tiger skin vest. He was standing on the stage, ready to glorify Srila Prabhupada. Some of the vaisnavas present were looking at him like, ‘Blue jeans? Black t-shirt? Tiger skin vest!!’

Gargamuni started his speech and he said, ‘I know that there are some people here who would rather not see me on the stage today, I know that but what can I do? I will never leave, I will not go. No! And the reason why I will never go is because of three words that Prabhupada wrote in a letter to me in 1966. Therefore I will never go… and these three words were: Your Ever Well-Wisher.’ Prabhupada would always sign-off his letters with ‘Your Ever Well-Wisher’.

Gargamuni understood what that means: No matter what you do, still your well-wisher; no matter what, always your well-wisher! Therefore he said that he will never go, as Prabhupada will always be his well-wisher no matter what he does. That faith kept him there and that faith is very strong. In this way, faith in the words of the spiritual master makes all the difference!

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