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Srila Prabhupada Moves to Second Avenue, NYC

Srila Prabhupada Moves to Second Avenue, NYC

In the early summer of 1966, Srila Prabhupada was sharing a Bowery loft with a young American friend. But when the boy went crazy on drugs and drove him out,…

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

No help for Srila Prabhupada from India

"His American church"—yes, Srila Prabhupada had hope and determination. There was life in his lectures and kirtanas (chantings), his morning and evening gatherings in the loft. At least he was…

“Just HEAR Me” — Srila Prabhupada

“Just HEAR Me” — Srila Prabhupada

So the first thing is that one should be searching after a spiritual master, just as when you search after some school, you must have at least some preliminary knowledge…

My Impressions of Srila Prabhupada — Dr. J. Stillson Judah

My Impressions of Srila Prabhupada — Dr. J. Stillson Judah

I'd been attending kirtanas regularly for quite some time, and when Prabhupada came there for a visit I was, of course, quite anxious to meet him. There were various theological…

We Love Prabhupada Because He Has Seen the Truth

We Love Prabhupada Because He Has Seen the Truth

For the disciple the advent of the spiritual master is the most blessed event in the world. It is even more important than Krsna's advent, because the spiritual master gives…

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Prabhupada in New York City — Enlightenment on Skid Row

Almost all of Prabhupada's Bowery friends were musicians or friends of musicians. They were into music—music, drugs, women, and spiritual meditation. …

On the Bowery — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

On the Bowery — The Biography of a Pure Devotee

Most of the Bowery's 7,600 homeless men slept in lodging houses that required them to vacate the rooms during the day. Having nowhere else to go and nothing else to…

Srila Prabhupada’s New Group of Followers

Srila Prabhupada’s New Group of Followers

Robert Nelson and Srila Prabhupada made an odd combination. Srila Prabhupada was elderly and dignified and was a deep scholar of the Bhagavatam and the Sanskrit language, whereas Robert was…

New York City, January- February 1966 – “It Will Not Be Possible to Assist You”

New York City, January- February 1966 – “It Will Not Be Possible to Assist You”

I am trying to open a temple here because Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura wanted it. I think that after the temple has started, some men, even from America, may be…

Srila Prabhupada New York City, Winter 1966 – “I am Trying to Open a Temple”

Srila Prabhupada New York City, Winter 1966 – “I am Trying to Open a Temple”

Prabhupada was convinced if he could start a place where people could come and associate with a pure devotee, the genuine God conscious culture of India could begin in America.…

Srila Prabhupada in New York City, 1965 – Struggling Alone

Srila Prabhupada in New York City, 1965 – Struggling Alone

In New York, Srila Prabhupada had nowhere to stay but the asrama of an impersonalist svami. To see students listening to a speaker who denied the Personality of Godhead was…

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

When Srila Prabhupadas bus arrived at the terminal, it was past midnight. Mr. Gopal Agarwal, his sponsor, was waiting with the familys Volkswagen bus to drive him to Butler, about…

Preaching in Madras: Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Preaching in Madras: Remembering Srila Prabhupada

In December of 1971, I arranged speaking program for Srila Prabhupada in Madras, India. Thousands of people came to hear him, and the leading newspaper carried a summary of his…

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

"Better to have warm legs and a cool head," he went on, "You must have a cool head to understand this Krsna consciousness philosophy."…

The Master At Whose Feet Other Masters Bow

The Master At Whose Feet Other Masters Bow

When I first met Your Divine Grace in 1966, I was lost and fallen. It was my inestimable good fortune that I became your disciple. I did your typing tasks,…

Humanism: Giving Credit Where Credit Isn’t Due — Notes from the Editor

Man is surely great, and his real greatness lies in his ability to understand God's message: that he is made in God's image; that he is an eternal soul, part…

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Some Personal Recollections by His Disciples. In October of 1971, my parents came to see me in Calcutta. Srila Prabhupada was talking with some of his disciples in his quarters.…

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Some personal recollections by his disciples. I remember being with Srila Prabhupada once when a cynical reporter interviewed him. The man challenged, “You claim God is speaking to you directly,…

A Tribute to Srila Prabhupada

I can't bear to think you are no longer here, But when I do I feel your hand upon me And your voice guiding me, as in the night the…

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

As long as all of his disciples constantly look to his instructions and remain faithful, there will not be any chaos. But if they look away from or neglect the…

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