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The Memories Keep on Coming

by Siddhanta das

Posted July 12, 2005

"Prabhupada was in his room in Vrindavana discussing various preaching plans with Akshayananda Maharaj when Prabhupada said, "So, what should we do?" Akshayananda Maharaj replied, "Prabhupada, we'll just have to become Krishna conscious." Prabhupada said, "Another impractical suggestion." That was one of the most hilarious exchanges I heard.

Another story is when a devotee said, "I'm the most fallen, Prabhupada," and Prabhupada said, "You're not the most anything." This devotee was trying to show how humble he was, he wanted credit for being the most something, and Prabhupada said, "You're not the most anything." Prabhupada was so quick and so funny, so sharp and so sarcastic, but you never felt offended by him. Even if the joke was at your expense, you had to admit it was really funny, and it always had an instructive edge to it. And it was merciful because he was trying to help you. The false ego is such an obstacle, and Prabhupada was cutting through that to put us more in touch with reality."

Illumination Television is proud to announce the release of "Memories of Srila Prabhupada" Part 43 and 44. Part 43 includes wonderful pastimes from Rupa-Vilasa, Caru and Tejiyas prabhus. Part 44 are interviews taken from this years Mayapur festival featuring Gokularanajana, Udayananda, Arjuna, Jnanagamya, Bahushira and Jayapataka Swami. Among many things you will learn how to criticize someone without creating an offense as well as learning about Srila Prabhupada's blessing from Krishna in 1954.

These memories as all others are available on DVD as well as VHS for $20/ea. plus shipping and handling. Please visit us at to view the other programs. To order these two new releases please e-mail Siddhanta at or call 1-800-310-VIDEO from the U.S.