I remember his last days when I was near his lotus feet. He said, “You should help my devotees.” He also requested me to place him in samādhi. He called me to join his mission here, but at that time I could not come. At that time I was engaged in my Gurudeva’s service. It took me about 19 years to obey his orders; but Bhaktivedānta Svāmī followed his Gurudeva’s orders after 43 years. So, I am not so late.
I have no self-interest—I am only here to help those who need help. All those who worship
Gauracandra and Nityānanda Prabhu and who follow the teachings of Rūpa Gosvāmī and others—they all are in the gauḍīya family. We see that in the transcendental world there may be some difference of opinions, but we should not commit any offense. Manifestations of his mercy will be realized in the disciples’ hearts according to their stage and qualification. Some differences may appear, but we should not quarrel.
May 20, 1998 Gītā-nagari, Pennsylvania