Chakra Announcements

Many more memories

by Siddhanta das

Posted May 21, 2004

Illumination Television is proud to announce three more "Memories of Srila Prabhupada" videos now available on VHS or DVD! Part 38 features Jashomatinanda das, Rukmini dasi and Tranakarta das. With the wide spread interest in the recent movie "The Passion", here are a few quotes from Part 38 where Srila Prabhupada mentions Jesus:

Joshomatinandan: I said, "Prabhupada, you say Jesus Christ is a pure devotee. But he never mentioned the name of Krishna and he never chanted Hare Krishna, so how can we say he is a pure devotee?" Prabhupada said, "Because he was free from material desires, therefore, he is a pure devotee."

Tranakarta: On a morning walk in Chicago, an ordinary man was in awe looking at Prabhupada and he said, "What do you think about the coming of Christ?" Prabhupada said, "Your messiah has already come."

Part 39 features Dhananjaya prabhu as he discusses in detail George Harrison, Srila Prabhupada and how the Bhaktivedanta Manor was obtained:

Dhananjaya: I remember we were standing there with Srila Prabhupada, including George, and we were just discussing the possibility of moving into this property. Then Prabhupada stopped us all and he said, "So before we move in, beside this house we will build a bank." And then he pointed to Bhakti Pramode and he said, "And you will be the bank manager because you have some experience in banking," because he worked for this world-famous Midland Bank. And then he pointed his finger at George and he said, "And George, you will deposit all your money in that bank and we will spend everything in Krishna's service." George was taken aback. We all laughed because of Prabhupada's unexpected statement.

Part 40 features Jayadvaita Swami who remembers Srila Prabhupada from the early days:

Jayadvaita Swami: The devotees at that time had purchased a cow, but they hadn't purchased the calf that the cow had just had and the cow was crying. They had the cow in the field and the cow tried to run through an electric fence to reach the calf. Prabhupada noted it and he mentioned, "They say that the animal has no soul, but just see how the cow is crying for her calf."

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