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Being happy to be in the presence of Prabhupada.

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Being happy to be in the presence of Prabhupada.


Contributed by: Mahavishnu Dasa

Indrapramad das: There were many devotees trailing Prabhupada and also there were seven or eight devotees to Prabhupada’s left and also seven or eight devotees to Prabhupada’s right, and I was the last devotee on the right. This was just about the closest I had ever been to Prabhupada other than being in a class, and I was in this mood of just being happy to be in the presence of my spiritual master. I didn’t have to ask any questions, everything was already answered. And in that mood, the questions that were being asked of Prabhupada by all the big guns, it appeared to me like they were just trying to hear themselves speak and I was thinking, “Why don’t they just be happy to be in the presence of their spiritual master?”


And just as I was thinking that thought, Prabhupada finished answering a question and he stuck his head out and looked down the line and looked right at me and said, “Is that all right?” Of course, I was flabbergasted and I realized that Prabhupada had read my mind and he was acknowledging my sentiment. And, of course, wherever Prabhupada looks everybody looks in the same way, and they’re all turning their attention to me wondering, “Why is Prabhupada talking to him? He wasn’t part of the conversation.” All I could do was squeak out, “Yes, Prabhupada.” And that was my moment with Prabhupada that was personal and no one else knew what had happened.

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