Krodesvara das Remembers Srila Prabhupada

Following Srila Prabhupada

Interview DVD 08

Krodesvara: I was the guard, so to speak, stopping the hordes getting up there and bothering him. Prabhupada used to come out of his room very late at night or early in the morning and go into the other room where he would do his dictation, and I’d just be sitting there with my Bhagavad-gita. Sometimes I’d be fully conscious, and sometimes I’d be partially not conscious. Prabhupada stopped one time and spoke to me. He asked me what my name was and he asked me a few simple questions, and I replied back to him. I was a bit nervous being around Prabhupada in the sense that I was in awe of Prabhupada and I didn’t really feel comfortable being too familiar. I was a little bit awestruck by Prabhupada. So we had a few simple exchanges on the top of the steps in the dead of night, and Prabhupada went off into his room and did his translating. It inspired me thinking that there’s no one else awake except the two of us, and Prabhupada is in there actually translating the Bhagavatam.