A Story About Srila Prabhupada and Yamuna Devi

Atmananda Dasa - September 22, 2007 11:29 pm

This is a story that I heard from my Godbrother, Gauranga Kishore Prabhu. It was posted on his blog. I hope you like it. :D


"...she told us a story about her relationship with Srila Prabhupada. She explained that one time in India, during the Kumbh Mela, Srila Prabhupada was giving a series of lectures on the Ajamila story, and at this point no one had ever heard this section of Bhagavatam yet.


She was sitting next to Prabhupada listening very attentively. Then one sanyasis told her to sit at the back of the pandal with all the other ladies (guests). She was very sad because she understood that things were changing in ISKCON and she would no longer have the same physically close relationship with Srila Prabhupada that she cherished so much.


After a few days of listening from the back of the audience Srila Prabhupada asked her, “You don't like to hear me anymore?” This ofcourse broke her heart. She explained to Srila Prabhupada that she loved to hear from him but was told by one of his sanyasis disciples to sit in the back.


It was a sad moment for both of them because they both knew that things were changing and they sad that they would not relish each other company.


Then she asked Srila Prabhupada, “How much association did you have with your guru maharaj?”

“There was never a moment that we were apart.”

“But how much physical association did you have?”

“Not very much. There were some disciples who had a lot of physical association but they were like mosquitos in the lap of the king.”


Here is the link to the story: http://gaurangakishore.blogspot.com/2007/0...from-italy.html