May 272018
 
Śrīla Prabhupāda-līlāmṛta - Satsvarūpa dāsa Goswāmī  Planting the Seed

“Does what you told us this morning,” Howard asked, “mean we are supposed to accept the spiritual master to be God?” “That means he is due the same respect as God, being God’s representative,” Prabhupāda replied calmly. “Then he is not God?” “No,” Prabhupāda said, “God is God. The spiritual master is His representative. Therefore, […more]

May 252018
 
Śrīla Prabhupāda-līlāmṛta - Satsvarūpa dāsa Goswāmī  Breaking Ground

Swami Bhaktivedanta came to USA and went swiftly to the Archetype Spiritual Neighborhood, the New York Lower East Side, and installed intact an ancient perfectly preserved piece of street India. He adorned a storefront as his Ashram and adored Krishna therein and by patience and good humor singing chanting and expounding Sanskrit terminology day by […more]

May 252018
 
Śrīla Prabhupāda-līlāmṛta - Satsvarūpa dāsa Goswāmī  On the Bowery

I couldn’t understand the difference between friends and enemies. My friend was shocked to hear that I was moving go the Bowery, but although I passed through many dangers, I never thought that “This is danger.” Everywhere I thought, “This is my home.” -Śrīla Prabhupāda in conversation April 1966 Someone broke into room 307 while […more]

May 232018
 
Śrīla Prabhupāda-līlāmṛta - Satsvarūpa dāsa Goswāmī  Struggling Alone

I used to sit in the back and listen to his meetings silently. He was speaking all impersonal nonsense, and I kept my silence. Then one day he asked if I would like to speak, and I spoke about Kṛṣṇa consciousness. I challenged that he was speaking manufactured philosophy and all nonsense from Śaṅkarācārya. He […more]

May 232018
 
Śrīla Prabhupāda-līlāmṛta - Satsvarūpa dāsa Goswāmī  Butler, Pennsylvania: The First Testing Ground

By the grace of Lord Krishna, the Americans are prosperous in every respect. They are not poverty stricken like the Indians. The people in general are satisfied so far as their material needs are concerned, and they are spiritually inclined. When I was in Butler, Pennsylvania, about five hundred miles from New York City, I […more]

May 222018
 
Śrīla Prabhupāda-līlāmṛta - Satsvarūpa dāsa Goswāmī  The Journey to America

Today the ship is plying very smoothly. I feel today better. But I am feeling separation from Sri Vrindaban and my Lords Sri Govinda, Gopinath, Radha Damodar. My only solace is Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita in which I am tasting the nectarine of Lord Chaitanya’s lila. I have left Baharatabhumi just to execute the order of […more]