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Contributed by Mahavishnu Das .

Yogesvara: I made the mistake once of trying to praise Prabhupada. That was a huge mistake. He liked someone to read to him while he got his massage. Once I was reading from the Caitanya-caritamrita where it says if you take this bus and switch to the local train and you go two stops and you go around the building at the train station, you’ll see a rock there, and…like all of these details among details. I said, “What’s with all the details? How come you wrote so many details into your commentaries?” He said, “Because this will substantiate for people the historicity of our movement. When they read that there’s so much rich detail in history they’ll understand that this is nothing invented.” For some reason the person giving the massage had to leave the room, so I was sitting there alone with Prabhupada. I continued to read and at one point I was just a little overwhelmed by what I was reading and I said, “I don’t know how to thank you for doing this.” I was grasping for words of praise, and just at that moment I looked up and Prabhupada had his head bowed. He was shaking his head, “No, no, no.” I then realized what a terrible mistake I had made. First of all he was cornered, and I had taken advantage of that. And secondly, he did not want to hear himself praised at all. He took no credit, none. None whatsoever.

 


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