Bhutanatha das Remembers Srila Prabhupada

Following Srila Prabhupada

Interview DVD 08

Bhutanatha: Prabhupada had gone out on his walk, and something needed doing in Prabhupada’s room. I don’t recall exactly what it was. I think it was to tidy up. There must have been a lot of devotees in there before he went for the walk. Anyway, I was feeling Prabhupada’s potency in the room. I was feeling very low and dirty and unclean and “What are you? Who are you to put yourself before this exalted person?” I could recognize that he was just so glorious. “And I think you should go away out of the sight from this man, you don’t belong here.” I was actually thinking that in my mind. And as I thought that, the front gate there opened and Prabhupada looked straight up at me and beamed a big smile and called me down to greet the Deities. So I went down and went in the temple. So that dissipated any doubts. I thought if Prabhupada is accepting, then I felt freed from that. And I served then for 16 years nonstop, 18 hours a day.