Phalini devi dasi Remembers Srila Prabhupada

Following Srila Prabhupada

Interview DVD 09

Phalini: Those times in New Dwaraka when he would come in through the right-hand curtain, he would bow flat down, the Govindam prayers would be so beautifully floating in the atmosphere. Then he would stand up and look at Gaura-Nitai with his hands folded, and then he would do in front of Rukmini-Dwarakadisa the same thing. It’s the same things that we would always do; but when Srila Prabhupada was there, you understood the depth. You couldn’t understand his depth, but your appreciation for dandavats would increase unlimitedly by seeing Srila Prabhupada pay dandavats to the Deities. When we built the new temple room in New Dwaraka, I remember the first time he came to visit there, that was the first time he ever looked me in the eye. And I was jumping so high because he was there and because he’s such an ecstatic personality. I just couldn’t help jumping, and I remember him looking at me and looking a little surprised at how demonstrative I was.