The Vision of Srila Prabhupada
Posted June 6, 2006
I believe if there is something great out there, it would always stand out & be recognized by anyone despite the culture one may follow. I know a lady who is a close family friend she is a evangelistic healer in a church & she even receives many people to her home coming for healing sessions, people who are sick , possessed by ghosts, you could think of her as a psychic or a spiritual faith healer. On many occasions, whenever I used to meet her, she used to try to explain & preach & convince to convert me to become a Christian by various philosophic gospel message of Jesus Christ.
On this one particular occasion, I happened to have the hardcover edition of Bhagavad-Gita & as we sat down I explained to her about the appearance of Lord Krishna & his various pastimes on how he conquered various demons. She asked me about ISKCON & the devotees who surrender to serve the temple on how they dress themselves in dhotis & shave their heads, as I was explaining her about Srila Prabhupada being the founder of the Society. I showed her the back cover of the book displaying a picture of Srila Prabhupada , she looked at the picture very closely & then looked at me & said she had a vision of him & said the exact words "god sent this man , he was sent by god" & "his health was struggling as he had a weak heart" , the incident of Srila Prabhupada on the Jala Data and how he suffered the stroke recalled to my mind .
From this meeting I gathered the Father of Jesus Christ she believed in sent Srila Prabhupada. It didn't matter to me weather I was a Christian or not weather I was saved or Initiated or not. I discovered Srila Prabhupada in my life & I have firm faith & his endeavor to spread the massage of chanting the Hare Krishna Maha mantra & that is the Instruction of Sri Chaitanya Maha prabhu.
So to all my fellow brothers & sisters weather you are a Hindu or not ,
let's not waste time blaming or pointing fingers about who has the authority
to initiate or not. Just try to encourage everyone as you can to chant the
Hare Krishna maha mantra