Dravinaksha das Remembers Srila Prabhupada

Following Srila Prabhupada

Interview DVD 10

Dravinaksha: Summer of ’75, we were on one of the Radha-Damodar buses. Adi Kesava was the head of the bus, and we decided to follow Prabhupada around as much as we could. So we came to Detroit. The temple room was up in the attic. We converted the attic to a temple – Abhirama, myself, some other devotees. Nobody knew how to do drywall taping at the time. So we had put all this drywall up; and when we were trying to figure out what to do, a young man showed up. “What do you do?” “I do drywall taping.” So he stayed, taped the whole temple room, stayed when Prabhupada came and then left, just like that. Krishna sent someone to help us out. Some gentleman had come to see Prabhupada; and he was someone who knew all the big auto barons and the history of Detroit, and he discussed that with Prabhupada. He seemed to be very happy just to meet a great personality like Prabhupada. Prabhupada didn’t preach to him, just listened to what he said. He was very cordial. I was sitting in the room, a brahmacari, and I thought Prabhupada was supposed to preach to everybody, but Prabhupada didn’t preach to him at all. Prabhupada was just very nice and cordial, listened, asked a few questions. And I realized later that Prabhupada is a good judge of time and circumstance. This person wasn’t into anything about spiritual life. He just like to meet great people, famous people, and he came and met Prabhupada, the most famous person.