Laxmivan das Remembers Srila Prabhupada

Following Srila Prabhupada

Interview DVD 10

Laxmivan: The biggest event that happened was on the 10th anniversary of the incorporation of ISKCON. I remember sitting almost right in front of Srila Prabhupada. He was talking about that we should spread the Krishna consciousness movement and we should make it our most important purpose in our life, and he said, “Take example from my life. It is not pride, but take example from my life. I was a householder without any qualification, but my Guru Maharaja asked me to preach in the Western countries. So I thought, ‘Let me try.’” So when he said “Let me try,” all the devotees cheered because, of course, he had been so successful. It was a landmark that ISKCON had survived, flourished past that magical 10-year mark, and so now it was officially a success.