Srila Prabhupada

Summary: Below you will find three distinct moods exhibited by Srila Prabhupada wherein he is instructing specific devotees in specific circumstances on the need to push forward the message of Godhead very clearly and strongly. While his moods reflect different time-place-circumstance considerations, note with great care the uniform focus and intensity with which Srila Prabhupada wished to see the message of Krishna consciousness advanced further!

Reading Assignment

"3 Moods...but PREACH!"

a) Morning Walk, December 11, 1973, Los Angeles

Rupa Goswami appears to Srila Prabhupada

Reading Assignment

a) "Our Srila Prabhupada, A Friend To All" by Mulaprakriti dd (As related by Gopal Chandra Ghosh of Vrndavana Research Institute, He used to meet Srila Prabhupada at Radha Damodara Mandira.) and b) Hari Sauri comments from his "Transcendental Diary"

a) "Our Srila Prabhupada, A Friend To All" by Mulaprakriti dd, Page 140-141:

Just like one rose makes whole garden scented, similarly 1% of KC people will make whole world a better placec!

Reading Assignment If just 1% of the Population becomes Krishna conscious...!

a) Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.2, Boston, April 28, 1969:

And at least if one percent of the whole population becomes Krsna conscious, the whole world will be a different world. There will be..., uh... The world itself will become kingdom of God. Of course, we cannot expect that everyone will accept this philosophy, but we are trying. If some percentage of the population takes this movement seriously, the face of the world will be changed.

b) General lecture, LA, Dec 4, 1968:

Krsna consciousness movement is to overhaul the current degraded society

Summary: While perfectly respectful in observing ordinary protocol, Srila Prabhupada was 100% fixed in his conviction as to the mission of his spiritual master and Lord Caitanya. His sense of urgency was compelling and consistent. While trying to reach out to the leaders of the world with Lord Caitanya's message and the teachings of Srimad-Bhagavatam, he maintained an absolutely clear focus upon his most compassionate and high-reaching objectives. Srila Prabhupada's mission was a rescue mission. It was inspired by his guru maharaja, and pleasing SBSST, our acaryas and Krishna were his only measures of success. He did not waver over the years as to his objectives and his urgency.

Srila Prabhupada

Summary: Srila Prabhupada was very strict in his NOT taking interest in cheaply presenting Krishna to the public. Scholars and materialists both take Krishna cheaply, which Srila Prabhupada detected and spoke sharply about. These two incidents give us a glimpse into the nature of this strictness.

Reading Assignment

a) Srila Prabhupada Lecture, 3 May 1973

Valiant Srila Prabhupada

Summary: Often we hear of "the good old days in Krsna Consciousness". One of the most notable features of the dynamism of Srila Prabhupada's time was his indomitable spirit as a preacher of KC'ness. Here are some quotes which disclose his contagious mood, and how even non-devotees admired his spirit of preaching, a true follower of Lord Nityananda, whose only meditation in life was to give the mercy of the Most Merciful to one and all. He cared very deeply for those he rescued, and he trained them, in turn, to care very deeply for all other devotees of the Lord.

Reading Assignment

a) From Transcendental Diary by Hari Sauri, vol. 1