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By the association of sādhus whose attention is not incessantly and exclusively drawn upon the Lord, and in whom śraddhā, rati and prema have not arisen, the conditioned soul cannot be turned towards the Lord, nor can śraddhā, rati or prema develop in him. By the association of sādhus who are attached only to the rituals of proper conduct that are in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Vedas, bhagavad-unmukhatā (attentiveness towards the Lord) and śraddhā, rati and prema cannot arise...

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REMEMBERING SRILA A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA

I received your letter, dated 20.9.66, on time. Our relation­ship is certainly based on spontaneous love. That is why there is no chance of us forgetting one another. By the mercy of Guru and Gaurāṅga, may everything be auspicious for you. This is my constant prayer. From the first time I saw you I have been your constant well-wisher. At his first sight of me, Śrīla Prabhupāda also saw me with such love. It was in my very first darśana of Śrīla Prabhupāda that I learned how to love. It is his boundless mercy that he has engaged an unworthy person like me in fulfilling some of his desires. It is his causeless mercy to engage me in preaching the message of Śrī Rūpa and Śrī Raghunātha. In all the Gauḍīya-Maṭhas, I think that you are the real guru-sevaka, so I always correspond with you, and I always give my full love and affection to you. On July 25, 1967, Śrīla Bhaktivedanta Svāmī Mahārāja returned from his first preaching tour in America with his disciple Kirtanānanda dasa. Srila Gurudeva met him at the airport and stayed with him in Delhi for six days at the Radha-Kṛṣṇa Chippiwada Temple. Śrīla Bhakivedanta Swami, also referred to by his disciples as Srila Prabhupada, told Srila Gurudeva how he began his preaching in the bower of New York, one of the most degraded places in America. He prayed to his Gurudeva and began to chant the pañca-tattva mantra and mahāmantra in Tompkins Square Park. He kept his eyes closed and became absorbed in his chanting while many hippies began to dance around him joyously. They offered him drugs and alcoholic drinks, not knowing the regulations of devotional life. People became attracted to the path of bhakti and began coming to his discourses at a storefront shop called Matchless Gifts. He incorporated ISKCON, the International Society for Kṛṣṇa Consciousness, opened a center in San Francisco and New York, and continued his translation of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam—before returning to India. In the coming years, by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s desire, the Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Movement spread rapidly around the world. Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Svami Mahārāja arrived at Rādhā-Dāmodara in Vṛndāvana on August 1. A few weeks later, another disciple of Śrīla Svāmī Mahārāja, Acyutānanda dāsa, arrived from America. Śrīla Gurudeva often went to see Śrīla Svāmī Mahārāja in Vṛndāvana. He defended Śrīla Svāmī Mahārāja’s disciples and partook of their cooking—a unique gesture because most of Śrīla Svāmī Mahārāja’s godbrothers, as well as all the caste Gosvāmīs, would not accept the cooking of Westerners, who had previously been meat-eaters. Śrīla Gurudeva quoted Kṛṣṇa: na me ‘bhaktaś catur-vedī mad-bhaktaḥ śva-pacaḥ priyaḥ tasmai deyaṁ tato grāhyaṁ sa ca pūjyo yathā hy aham Hari-bhakti-vilasa 10.91 A non-devotee brāhmaṇa who knows the four Vedas is not actually dear to Me. However, a devotee, even if born in a family of outcastes, is certainly very dear to Me. Everything should be offered to him, and whatever he offers should be accepted. He is as worshippable as Myself.

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