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Srila Prabhupada Lila Reading Guide

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I started working on this reading guide over fifteen years ago simply because I felt enlivened to do it for my own
personal reading of Srila Prabhupada’s pastimes. After I had read many of the books about Srila Prabhupada
for a second or third time I found myself thinking, “Didn’t it say something about that pastime in another book?”
And I would pull out a different book and read about the same event or time period from a different perspective.
It was very enlivening so I started to compile an outline of my readings. Gradually it developed into the reading
guide we find here.

It is essential for the future of our Krishna consciousness movement that we study Srila Prabhupada's life very
scrutinizingly to insure that we understand his teachings, his mission and how to apply them practically and
properly as Srila Prabhupada did. Just understanding the philosophy is not sufficient. And that can only come
from reading, not only his books, but also the books about him.

In one sense, the guide is still a work in progress. I haven’t included everything that has been written about
Srila Prabhupada and I am sure there will be more to come. Especially recently, some of the earliest disciples
have written their memories and published books. Yet I felt that at some point I should just make it available as
it is. Perhaps the devotees will find it enlivening. I can only hope that Srila Prabhupada and Sri Caitanya
Mahaprabhu will be pleased by this humble endeavor to glorify a pure devotee of the Lord.

from a worthelss, fallen soul – your humble servant,


Srutadeva dasa – San Diego, June 2014

Acknowledgements
With the deepest appreciation and gratitude towards the authors of these books:

Babaji Maharaja – Karnamrita Dasa


The Seventh Goswami – Rupa Vilasa Dasa
A Ray of Vishnu – Rupa Vilasa Dasa
Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta – Satsvarupa Maharaja
A Shower of Divine Compassion – Dasaratha Suta Dasa
The Jaladuta Diary – Bhaktivedanata Book Trust
The Beginning - Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
The Hare Krishna Explosion – Hayagriva Dasa
Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Vaikunthanatha Dasa
Prabhupada Lila – Satsvarupa Maharaja
Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Vedavyasa Dasa
Servant of the Servant – Tamal Krsna Maharaja
My Glorious Master – Bhurijana Dasa
The Great Transcendental Adventure – Kurma Dasa
What Is the Difficulty? - Srutakirti Dasa
Life With the Perfect Master – Satsvarupa Maharaja
Srila Prabhupada Is Coming – Mahamaya Devi Dasi
A Transcendental Diary – Hari-sauri Dasa
TKG’s Diary – Tamal Krsna Maharaja

I cannot even begin to express how indebted we are to these devotees for their great service to the future of the
Krsna Consciousness Movement. Hare Krishna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

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Introduction by Srutadeva das
saàsära-dävänala-léòha-loka-
träëäya käruëya-ghanäghanatvam
präptasya kalyäëa-guëärëavasya
vande guroù çré-caraëäravindam

"The spiritual master is receiving benediction from the ocean of mercy. Just as a
cloud pours water on a forest fire to extinguish it, so the spiritual master
extinguishes the blazing fire of material existence. I offer my respectful
obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master."

In Våndävana, during the month of Dämodara (October 1972), there was an initiation
ceremony held on the full-moon night of the räsa-lélä, at the Rädhä-Dämodara
temple. The Krishna Balaräma Mandir had barely been started at that time. After
the fire yajïa, the second initiates went into Çréla Prabhupäda's little room one
by one to receive their Gäyatré mantra. As I entered, I saw Çréla Prabhupäda
sitting at his low desk with his two beautiful lotus feet stretched out in front
of him. Bowing down to offer my obeisances, I took his lotus feet and placed them
firmly on my head. Then I sat up and Prabhupäda smiled and motioned for me to come
sit beside him. He draped the sacred thread over my shoulder, showed me the way to
chant on my fingers, and then chanted the mantra as I repeated each word after
him. He gave me no specific instructions, but simply said that I should ask the
older brähmaëas what to do. I wanted to say something to express some devotion,
some appreciation, some prayer; but no words came. My voice faltered; I was almost
crying. "O Çréla Prabhupäda! I am so fallen. I am such a rascal. Please forgive
me!" He smiled. "That's all right," he said, with a wave of his hand.

mahäprabhoù kértana-nåtya-géta-
väditra-mädyan-manaso rasena
romäïca -kampäçru-taraìga-bhäjo
vande guroù çré-caraëäravindam

"Chanting the holy name, dancing in ecstasy, singing and playing musical
instruments, the spiritual master is always gladdened by the saìkértana movement
of Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu. Because he is relishing the mellows of pure devotion
within his mind, sometimes his hair stands on end, he feels quivering in his body,
and tears flow from his eyes like waves. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the
lotus feet of such a spiritual master."

New York – July 1976


The kértana was uproarious as Prabhupäda entered the airport with the devotees. He
was leaving New York after their first, wonderful Ratha-yäträ. The kértana grew
more intense as he went through the security check. Hari Çauri, Guru däsa, and I
followed behind. In the waiting lounge, Çréla Prabhupäda took a seat and kindly
motioned for Guru däsa to sit next to him. A well-dressed man seated on
Prabhupäda's other side, noticing that there were others with Çréla Prabhupäda,
very politely moved to another seat. Prabhupäda again very kindly offered us a
seat, this time motioning toward me and Hari Çauri. I gently nudged Hari Çauri
toward the seat. He graciously offered it back to me. He was Prabhupäda's personal
servant; I nudged him again. He again graciously offered it back to me. I couldn't
resist. I sat down next to Çréla Prabhupäda. He looked very grave, almost sad.
Perhaps he knew that this had been his last trip to America. His eyes were
overflowing with tears of ecstatic love as he sat silently absorbed in his own
transcendental thoughts.

Not wanting to disturb him I also sat silently, but finally I couldn't resist the
opportunity to ask Srila Prabhupada a question that had been on my mind for some
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time. Previously I had heard of some Bengali devotees chanting "sri krsna caitanya
prabhu nityananda - prabhu nityananda prabhu nityananda - nityananda nityananda
nityananda nityananda - sri krsna caitanya prabhu nityananda." So occassionally I
also chanted like that but was criticized by some devotees for not chanting the
full Panca Tattva mantra. Of course, in one sense they were right as Srila
Prabhupada instructs in the Caitanya-caritamrta to chant the full Panca Tattva
mantra. However, on occassion we do chant "nitai gauranga nitai gauranga - jai
sachinandana gaura hari." So I finally got up the nerve and said, "Srila
Prabhupada, sometimes the devotees chant 'sri krsna caitanya prabhu nityananda -
prabhu nityananda prabhu nityananda.' Is that all right?" Srila Prabhupada turned
to look at me and with his beautiful, deep transcendental voice said, "Yes."

çré-vigrahärädhana-nitya-nänä-
çåìgära-tan-mandira-märjanädau
yuktasya bhaktäàç ca niyuïjato ’pi
vande guroù çré-caraëäravindam

"The spiritual master is always engaged in the temple worship of Çré Çré Rädhä and
Kåñëa. He also engages his disciples in such worship. They dress the Deities in
beautiful clothes and ornaments, clean Their temple, and perform other similar
worship of the Lord. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such
a spiritual master."

Çréla Prabhupäda had come to Hyderabad for the first time (November 1972). We had
arranged a ten-day paëòäl festival, to be held at the fairgrounds. There was a
large, covered outdoor stage, where we put the altar for Çré Çré Rädhä-Mädhava
(Prabhupäda had had Them sent from Mäyäpur) and Lord Caitanya. In front of the
stage, on a lower level, a wooden platform had been built for Çréla Prabhupäda's
vyäsäsana and all the devotees. There was a severe drought at the time. It had not
rained in almost two years, so they didn't cover the platform.

After one of the evening programs, a teenage Indian boy spent the night with the
devotees. The next morning he entered Çréla Prabhupäda’s room along with the
initiated devotees and sat down close to Prabhupäda. As soon as Prabhupäda saw the
boy, he pointed to the door without saying a word. The boy also said nothing, but
got up and left. Çréla Prabhupäda then turned to one of the sannyäsés and said,
“First he must wash pots.” He explained that Bhaktisiddhänta Sarasvaté Öhäkura had
always first tested the sincerity of someone who wanted to join by asking him to
wash pots.

On the morning of the fourth day it began to rain. (Saìkértana yajïa ki jaya!) The
devotees moved Prabhupäda's vyäsäsana to a covered area so that he would be able
to give morning class. I had just finished dressing the Deities when Çréla
Prabhupäda arrived. Prabhupäda had been greeting the Deities from the wooden
stage, so since it was raining, I assumed that he would just go straight back to
where they had moved his vyäsäsana. But, determined to see the Deities, Prabhupäda
walked along the narrow parapet of the stage (as I looked on nervously) and
offered his daëòavats. Then the devotees led Çréla Prabhupäda to his vyäsäsana as
they had an ecstatic kértana.

Of course, I wanted to go hear Prabhupäda give class, but since I was the püjäré I
knew that it was my duty to stay with the Deities. Not a moment later, a devotee
came running down to the altar. "Prabhupäda wanted to make sure that someone was
with the Deities!" "It's okay," I said, "I'm here." I was totally amazed! Everyone
was chanting "Jaya Prabhupäda! Jaya Prabhupäda!" He was sitting on the vyäsäsana,
being offered all worship and praise, yet he was thinking, "Is anyone with the
Deities?" To Çréla Prabhupäda They weren't just brass statues. They were Çré Çré
Rädhä and Kåñëa Themselves.

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catur-vidha-çré-bhagavat-prasäda-
svädv-anna-tåptän hari-bhakta-saìghän
kåtvaiva tåptià bhajataù sadaiva
vande guroù çré-caraëäravindam

"The spiritual master is always offering to Kåñëa four kinds of delicious food
(analyzed as that which is licked, chewed, drunk, and sucked). When the spiritual
master sees that the devotees are satisfied by eating bhagavat-prasädam, he is
satisfied. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a
spiritual master."

After the Hyderabad festival, Çréla Prabhupäda went to Bombay for a few days and
then onto Ahmedabad for another paëòäl program. Often, Prabhupäda would be invited
to someone's home for lunch. When there wasn't some service that needed to be
done, I would try to go along. One day, a small group of devotees accompanied
Çréla Prabhupäda for lunch, and I was able to join them. I decided that whatever
Prabhupäda would eat, I would eat also. Whatever he asked for more of, I would
too. Prabhupäda was eating nicely, especially the potato subji. I was actually
full just trying to keep up with him. When we were finished, I still had a puri on
my plate. Çréla Prabhupäda looked over at me and said, "Oh? You cannot finish?"
"Yes, Çréla Prabhupäda!" I quickly stuffed the puri into my mouth. Then, as he got
up and began to leave, we dove at his plate, which was full of mahä-mahä-prasädam!

çré-rädhikä-mädhavayor apära-
mädhurya-lélä guëa-rüpa-nämnäm
prati-kñaëäsvädana-lolupasya
vande guroù çré-caraëäravindam

"The spiritual master is always eager to hear and chant about the unlimited
conjugal pastimes of Rädhikä and Mädhava and Their qualities, names, and forms.
The spiritual master aspires to relish these at every moment. I offer my
respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master."

One night, at the Ahmedabad paëòäl program, Çréla Prabhupäda asked Malati devi
dasi to sing Jaya Rädhä-Mädhava. We were all very surprised, since there were many
sannyasis and brahmacärés present, and there were thousands of Indians in the
audience and of course Yamuna dasi was the one known for leading kirtans. She led
the chanting, as we, including Çréla Prabhupäda, followed. When Çréla Prabhupäda
chanted Jaya Rädhä-Mädhava, he would sing with such devotion that simply watching
him was a deep Kåñëa conscious experience. But we could see that whoever was
chanting, Prabhupäda was relishing the unlimited conjugal pastimes of Rädhikä and
Mädhava.

nikuïja-yüno rati-keli-siddhyai

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yä yälibhir yuktir apekñaëéyä
taträti-däkñyäd ati-vallabhasya
vande guroù çré-caraëäravindam

"The spiritual master is very dear because he is expert in assisting the gopés,
who at different times make different tasteful arrangements for the perfection of
Rädhä and Kåñëa's conjugal loving affairs within the groves of Våndävana. I offer
my most humble obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master."

Çrutakérti and I were sitting there, taking prasädam with Çréla Prabhupäda,
reciting this verse and trying to get some understanding, some appreciation for
his inconceivably exalted position. I am still trying. But I am very dull, very
slow—müòha. Please excuse me, Çréla Prabhupäda, for my inability to serve you and
glorify you properly.

säkñäd-dharitvena samasta-çästrair
uktas tathä bhävyata eva sadbhiù
kintu prabhor yaù priya eva tasya
vande guroù çré-caraëäravindam

"The spiritual master is to be honored as much as the Supreme Lord because he is


the most confidential servitor of the Lord. This is acknowledged in all revealed
scriptures and followed by all authorities. Therefore I offer my respectful
obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is a bona fide
representative of Çré Hari [Kåñëa]."

At the airport in Ahmedabad, we had hung a huge "JAYA SRILA PRABHUPADA!" banner
from the top of the main terminal building. As Çréla Prabhupäda walked from the
plane to the waiting car, I pointed out the banner. Prabhupäda smiled. At the life
member's house where Çréla Prabhupäda was to stay, the devotees began to offer
ärati to Prabhupäda. I was surprised. Of course, when we offered anything to
Kåñëa, we first offered to Prabhupäda. But since guru-püjä had not been introduced
yet, I had never seen Çréla Prabhupäda worshiped on his own, as if he were God. As
I remembered this verse, I enthusiastically joined the kértana.

yasya prasädäd bhagavat-prasädo


yasyäprasädän na gatiù kuto ’pi
dhyäyan stuvaàs tasya yaças tri-sandhyaà
vande guroù çré-caraëäravindam

"By the mercy of the spiritual master one receives the benediction of Kåñëa.
Without the grace of the spiritual master, one cannot make any advancement.
Therefore, I should always remember and praise my spiritual master. At least three
times a day I should offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my
spiritual master."

One morning in Våndävana, at the samädhi of Çréla Rüpa Gosvämé, at Çré Çré Rädhä-
Dämodara Mandira (it was October 1972 – Kåñëa-Balaräma Mandira was not even a
foundation), you read to us two newspaper clippings that you had just received.
One told about the preaching of Satsvarüpa Goswami and Hådayänanda Goswami in
Midwest America. The other said, “Kåñëa Message in South Africa.”
Then you told us, “So, by the grace of Lord Caitanya, the message of his Lordship
is going on nicely all over the world. You are also the members of the Society.
Try to preach this message, påthivéte äche yata nagarädi-gräma, and you’ll get the
strength the more you preach, because in the Bhagavad-gétä the Lord says, na ca
tasmän manuñyeñu kaçcin me priya-kåttamaù. Anyone who is preaching the message of

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Lord Caitanya, Lord Kåñëa, the same thing, there is no difference. Kåñëa says
that: sarva-dharmän parityajya mäm ekaà çaraëaà vraja. This is Kåñëa’s message.
And Lord Caitanya says, yäre dekha täre kaha ‘kåñëa’-upadeça. So there is no
difference. Kåñëa’s upadeça is to everyone, that everyone should give up all
nonsense type of occupation. Our Kåñëa consciousness movement is preaching the
same as Lord Kåñëa said and as Lord Caitanya said. Lord Kåñëa said that you
surrender. He asked everyone, not only Arjuna. Through Arjuna He spoke to
everyone. He was preaching His own word through Arjuna. And Caitanya Mahäprabhu is
Kåñëa Himself. He is preaching the same message as a devotee. So our business is
to preach the same message through the mercy of Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu. Çré
Caitanya Mahäprabhu says, yäre dekha, täre kaha ‘kåñëa’-upadeça. So if we follow
Caitanya Mahäprabhu, to follow Caitanya Mahäprabhu means to follow the six
Gosvämés. This is called paramparä system. Evaà paramparä-präptam imaà räjarñayo
viduù. If we follow the paramparä system, the same message that Kåñëa says, that
is also said by Caitanya Mahäprabhu, that is also said by the Gosvämés. Çré Rüpa
Gosvämé said, ‘Somehow or other, try to induce people to become Kåñëa conscious.’
This is Rüpa Gosvämé’s message. Where you are sitting, this is Rüpa Gosvämé’s
place. So Caitanya Mahäprabhu also says the same thing, yäre dekha, täre kaha
‘kåñëa’-upadeça. So these boys, they are preaching the same message, Kåñëa
message. In the paper, ‘Kåñëa Message in South Africa.’ ‘Kåñëa Message in South
Africa.’ This is very encouraging, that Kåñëa message is being spread as Caitanya
Mahäprabhu desired. This is very encouraging.
“So all of you, you follow and spread this message extensively. Simply you have
to, just like our little girl Sarasvaté, she also preaches. She goes to some
friend, she asks, ‘Do you know what is Kåñëa?’ If he says, ‘No, I do not know very
much,’ she says, ‘The Supreme Personality of Godhead.” That’s all. This is
preaching. It is not difficult. Simply just like a child, you go to everyone, talk
to everyone, that Kåñëa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That’s all.
Everyone can do it. It is not very difficult. You believe it. You be convinced on
the statement that Kåñëa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
“So you have taken the path of Caitanya Mahäprabhu. He will bless you if you
sincerely stick to His principle. Then by His grace you will be able to preach Hs
message. You follow the instructions of the Gosvämés, follow the path of Caitanya
Mahäprabhu and try to spread Kåñëa consciousness all over the world, and your life
will be glorified. Thank you very much.”

Dear Srila Prabhupada, just as Kåñëa drove Arjuna into battle, your words drive us
into the battle against mäyä. Just as Arjuna was successful because of Kåñëa, we
will be successful if we simply follow your words. When we are asleep, your words
awake us. When we are discouraged, your words encourage us. When we are sad, your
words console and cheer us. And most of all, your words plunge us forward, drag us
forward, force us forward. To hear you is strength. To hear you is life. May we
always hear you, Çréla Prabhupäda, until we can see you again, face to face.

"My Dear Srutadeva das,


Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your weekly saìkértana
newsletters. I am always happy to hear of increasing book sales. These reports are
very encouraging to me. Our real business is to print and distribute books. By
doing this business, you are all becoming recognized by Kåñëa. Please try to
continue working so nicely for Kåñëa, following the rules and regulations,
chanting sixteen rounds, and studying the books, and you will finish your business
in this material world in this life and enter the spiritual world to live with
Kåñëa eternally. Don't become discouraged by any so-called problems. Make your
program simple, that is to say, always make sure that you are somehow or other
engaged in Kåñëa's service, and the best service is preaching or engaging others
in Kåñëa's service. So continue in this way and be happy.
Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami."

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Srila Prabhupada Lila Reading Guide
Centuries in Preparation

1. A Ray of Vishnu - Appendix VIII


2. Babaji Maharaja – Srila Jagannatha dasa Babaji
3. The Seventh Goswami – Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur
4. Babaji Maharaja - Srila Gaura-kisora dasa Babaji Maharaja
5. A Ray of Vishnu – Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Prabhupada
6. A Lifetime In Preparation – Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Chapters 1 - 4 (to page 86)
7. A Shower of Divine Compassion - Sri Vyasa Puja Homage (pages 29 - 46)
8. A Lifetime in Preparation - Chapters 4 - 9 (pages 86 - 219)
9. A Shower of Divine Compassion - Vrndavane Bhajana (pages 48 - 93)
10. A Lifetime In Preparation - Chapter 9 (pages 219 - 224)
11. A Shower of Divine Compassion - Viraha-Astaka (pages 97 - 125)
12. A Lifetime in Preparation - Chapters 9 & 10 (pages 224 - 250)
13. A Shower of Divine Compassion - Vasisyastaka (pages 129 - 165)
14. A Lifetime in Preparation - Chapter 10 (pages 251 - 259)
15. A Shower of Divine Compassion - Mangalacarana (pages 19 - 25)
16. A Lifetime In Preparation – Chapter 11 (to page 286)
17. The Jaladuta Diary – Preface, Intro, Chapter 1, Pamphlet
18. A Lifetime in Preparation – Chapter 11

Planting the Seeds / 1965 - 66

1. Planting the Seed – Chapter 1 (to page 5)


2. The Jaladuta Diary – Chapter 2, Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Krsna
3. A Shower of Divine Compassion - Bhagavan Krsnera (pages 169 - 176)
4. Planting The Seed – Chapter 1 (pages 5 – 7)
5. The Jaladuta Diary – Chapter 3 (page 57), Markine Bhagavata Dharma
6. A Shower of Divine Compassion - Markine Bhagavata Dharma (pages 179 - 190)
7. Planting the Seed - Chapter 1 (pages 7 – 8)
8. Planting the Seed – Chapter 2
9. The Jaladuta Diary – Chapter 3, Reflections
10. Planting the Seed – Chapter 3 & 4 (to page 40)
11. The Beginning – Chapter 1, January
12. Planting the Seed – Chapter 4 (pages 40- 44)
13. The Beginning – Chapter 1, February
14. Planting the Seed – Chapters 4 (pages 44- 46)
15. The Beginning – Chapter 1, March
16. Planting the Seed – Chapters 4 & 5
17. The Beginning – Chapter 2, April - June
18. Planting the Seed – Chapter 6
19. The Beginning – Chapter 3, July - August
20. Planting the Seed – Chapter 7 (pages 105-124)
21. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 1
22. Planting the Seed – Chapter 7 (pages 124-143)
23. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapters 2 & 3 (to page 31)
24. Planting the Seed – Chapter 8 (pages 145-179)
25. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 3
26. The Beginning – Chapter 3, September
27. Planting the Seed – Chapters 8 & 9 (to page 202)
28. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapters 4 & 5 (to page 79)
29. The Beginning – Chapter 3, October
30. Planting the Seed – Chapter 9
31. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 5
32. Planting the Seed – Chapter 10 (to page 253)
33. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 6 (to page 118)
34. Planting the Seed – Chapter 10
35. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 6
36. The Beginning – Chapter 4,5,6
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Only He Could Lead Them / 1967

1. Only He Could Lead Them – Chapter 1 (to page 16)


2. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Part Two / Chapter 7
3. Only He Could Lead Them – Chapters 1 - 3 (to page 104)
4. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 8
5. Only He Could Lead Them – Chapter 3
6. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 9
3. Only He Could Lead Them – Chapter 4
4. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 10
5. Only He Could Lead Them – Chapter 5 (to page 158)
6. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 11
7. Only He Could Lead Them – Chapter 5 (to page 164)
8. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 12 (to page 214)
9. Only He Could Lead Them – Chapter 5 (to page 168)
10. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 12
11. Only He Could Lead Them – Chapter 5
12. Only He Could Lead Them – Chapters 6 – 7 / India
13. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Part Three / Chapter 13 (pgs. 223-229)
14. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 1 / San Francisco

The Hare Krishna Explosion / 1968

1. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 1


2. In Every Town & Village – Chapter 1 (pages 5 - 7)
3. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 2(to page 40 / LA & SF)
4. Servant of the Servant – Chapter 1 / SF
5. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 13 / NY
6. My Glorious Master – New York City
7. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 2 / NY
8. Prabhupada Lila – Chapters 3 / Boston
9. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapter 2
10. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 4 (to page 111) (plus Appendix 3) / Montreal
11. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapters 14 –15 (to page 250) / New Vrindavan & Montreal
12. My Glorious Master – Montreal, June
13. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 2 (to page 17)
14. Prabhupada Lila - Chapter 4 / Montreal
15. In Every Town & Village – Chapter 1 (pages 1-7) / Montreal
16. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapter 3
17. My Glorious Master – New York City, Late Summer
18. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 15 (to page 254) / NV & NY
19. Servant of the Servant – Chapter 2 / SF
20. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 5 (to page 143) /Seattle
21. A Shower of Divine Compassion - Sri Kesava Pranama Sloka
22. Prabhupada Lila - Chapter 5 (Appendixes 1 & 2) / Santa Fe, New Mexico
23. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 6 (to page 164) / LA
24. Servant of the Servant – Chapter 3 (pages 61 – 72) / LA
25. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 2 (to page 22)
26. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapter 15 / NV & LA
27. In Every Town & Village – Chapter 1 (pages 7 – 10)

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In Every Town & Village / 1969

1 Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 6 (LA)


2 Servant of the Servant – Chapter 3 (LA)
3 In Every Town & Village – Chapter 1 (pages 10 – 12 / NY)
4. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapter 4 (to top of page 60)
5. Servant of the Servant – Chapter 4
6. My Glorious Master – Buffalo to Chapel Hill
7. In Every Town & Village - Chapter 1 (pages 12 - 13 / Columbus)
8. The Hare Krishna Explosion – Chapters 16 – 17 (NV & Columbus)
9. In Every Town & Village - Chapter 1 (pages 13 - 17 / NV)
10. The Hare Krishna Explosion - Chapter 18 (NV)
11. My Glorious Master – New Vrindavan
12. Servant of the Servant – Chapter 5
13. In Every Town & Village – Chapter 1
14. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 2 (pages 22 -35)
15. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 7
16. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 3
17. In Every Town & Village – Chapter 2 (to page 67)
18. Servant of the Servant – Chapters 6 – 7
19. In Every Town & Village _ Chapter 2
20. Srila Prabhupada in Germany - Chapter 4 (pages 71 - 82)
21. Servant of the Servant - Chapter 8
22. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapter 4 (60 - 65)
23. In Every Town & Village – Chapter 3 (pages 79 – 86)

The Great Transcendental Adventure / 1970

1. In Every Town & Village – Chapter 3 (pages 86 – 92)


2. Servant of the Servant – Chapters 9 & 10
3. Srila Prabhupada in Germany - Chapters 4 & 5
4. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 1 (to page 38)
5. Servant of the Servant – Chapter 11
6. In Every Town & Village - Chapter 3 (pages 92 - 100)
7. In Every Town & Village – Chapter 3 (pages 100 – 111)
8. My Glorious Master – Japan
9. In Every Town & Village – Chapter 3
10. The Great Transcendental Adventure - Chapter 1
11. Servant of the Servant – Chapter 12 (pages 367 – 372)
12. Srila Prabhupada in Germany - Chapter 6 (pages 101 - 105)
13. In Every Town & Village – Chapters 4 & 5 (pages 147 – 165)

Jet Age Paribrajakacharya / 1971

1. In Every Town & Village – Chapters 5 & 6 (pages 195 – 206)


2. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 2
3. In Every Town & Village – Chapters 6 & 7 (pages 227 – 235)
4. What Is the Difficulty? - Part One (1 – 2)
5. In Every Town & Village – Chapters 7 & 8 (to page 255)
6. Srila Prabhupada in Germany - Chapters 6 & 7 (pages 106 - 139)
7. In Every Town & Village - Chapter 8
8. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 1
9. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 1 (pages 1 – 7)
10. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 3 (pages 85 – 94)
11. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapter 5 (to page 84)
12. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 2 (pages 35 –41)

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Let There Be A Temple / 1972

1. Let There Be A Temple – Chapters 2 & 3


2. Let There Be A Temple - Chapter 4 (to page 93)
3. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapters 3 & 4
4. My Glorious Master – Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kobe, Kobe Part II
5. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 4 (pages 93 – 100)
6. What Is the Difficulty? - Part One (3 –7)
7. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 4 (pages 100 – 101)
8. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 8
9. Srila Prabhupada in Germany - Chapters 7 & 8
10. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 4 (pages 101 – 104)
11. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapters 9 & 10
12. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 4 (pages 104 – 116)
13. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (8 –12)
14. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 4 (pages 116 – 119)
15. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (13 – 23)
16. My Glorious Master – Manila
17. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (24)
18. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 5
19. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 5 (pages 121 – 128)
20. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapters 5 & 6
21. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (25 – 35)
22. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 6 (pages 223 – 226)
23. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (36 – 39)
24. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapter 7 (pages 113 – 119)
25. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 5 (pages 128 – 134)
26. Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 6 (pages 227 – 231)
27. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 1 (pages 7 – 11)

Please Distribute Books / 1973

1. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 5 (pages 134 – 135)


2. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (40 – 45)
3. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 6
4. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (46 – 59)
5. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 9
6. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (60 - 66)
7. Uniting Two Worlds - Chapter 1 (pages 12 - 21)
8. The Great Transcendental Adventure - Chapter 7 (to page 303)
9. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (67 – 84)
10. Let There Be A Temple – Chapters 5 & 6 (to page 155)
11. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (85 – 90)
12. Srila Prabhupada in Germany - Chapter 11
13. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 6 (pages 155 – 166)
14. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (91 – 93)
15. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapters 12
16. Uniting Two Worlds - Chapter 1 (pages 21 - 27)
17. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 6 (pages 166 – 170)
18. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (94 – 99)
19. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle (pages 119 – 136)
20. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapters 13
21. Let There Be A Temple – Chapters 6 & 7 (to page 182)
22. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (100 – 104)
23. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 1 (pages 27 – 28)
24. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 7
25. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (105 - 106)
26. Life With The Perfect Master – Chapter 1 (to page 9)
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Go Go Go Go / 1974

1. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Two (107)


2. Life With The Perfect Master - Chapter 1
3. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 1 (pages 28 – 33)
4. Life With The Perfect Master – Chapters 2 & 3
5. My Glorious Master – Hong Kong, Part I & II
6. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 7 (pages 182 – 188)
7. Life With The Perfect Master - Chapter 4 (to page 67)
8. Let There Be A Temple - Chapter 7 (pages 188 - 192)
9. My Glorious Master - Mayapura
10. Life With The Perfect Master – Chapter 4
11. Let There Be A Temple _ Chapter 7 (pages 192 - 200)
12. My Glorious Master - Vrindavana
13. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 8
14. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 7
15. Life With The Perfect Master - Chapter 5
16. Let There Be A Temple Chapter 8 (pages 211 – 215)
17. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 14
18. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapter 9 (pages 137 - 142)
19. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 8 (pages 215 – 224)
20. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 9
21. My Glorious Master – Melbourne
22. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle - Chapter 9 (pages 142 – 156)
23. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 8 (pages 224 – 226)
24. Servant of the Servant – Chapter 13 (pages 404 – 414)
25. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 8 (pages 226 – 227)
26. Life With The Perfect Master – Epilogue
27. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Three (108 – 109)
28. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapter 9 (pages 156 – 170)
29. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming – (pages 114 – 118)
30. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 8 (pages 227 – 240)
31. What Is the Difficulty? Part Three (110 – 127)
32. Srila Prabhupada's Miracle – Chapter 9 (pages 170 – 180)
33. Uniting Two Worlds - 33-46
34. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 10 (pages 425 – 433)
35. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapters 15 & 16
36. What Is the Difficulty? - Part Three (128 - 133)
37. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 8 (pages 240 – 243)

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Impossible Is a Word in a Fools Dictionary! / 1975

1. Let There Be A Temple – Chapter 8 (pages 243 – 244)


2. Prabhupada Lila - Chapter 10 (pages 215 -228)
3. What Is the Difficulty? Part Four (134 – 139)
4. Prabhupada Lila – Chapter 10 (pages 228 - 266)
5. What Is the Difficulty? Part Four (140 - 141)
6. Prabhupada Lila - Chapter 10 (pages 266 - 279))
7. What Is the Difficulty? Part Four (142 - 143)
8. Prabhupada Lila - Chapter 10 (pages 280 - 300)
9. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming – Chapter 7
10. What Is the Difficulty? Part Four (144 - 150)
11. Let There Be A Temple - Chapter 8 (pages 244 - 246)
12. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 17 (pages 347 – 353)
13. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming - Chapters 8 & 9
14. What Is the Difficulty? Part Four (151 – 155)
15. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming - Chapter 10 (to page 157)
16. What Is the Difficulty? Part Four 9 (156 - 161)
17. Let There Be A Temple - Chapter 8
18. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 10 (pages 434 - 488)
19. What Is the Difficulty? Part Four (162 – 167)
20. The Great Transcencental Adventure – Chapter 11
21. My Glorious Master – Melbourne
22. What Is the Difficulty? Part Four (168 – 175)
23. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapters 1 - 4 (pages 46 - 131)
24. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming - Chapter 10 & 11
25. Uniting Two Worlds - Chapter 4 (pages 133 - 146)
26. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming – Chapter 12 & 13
27. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 4 (pages 146 - 153)
28. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming – Chapter 14
29. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 17 (pages 353 – 366)
30. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 1, Chapters 1 – 5
31. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 5 (pages 155 – 159)

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Chant Hare Krsna and Fight / 1976

1. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 1, Chapters 6 – 8


2. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 5 (pages 159 - 166)
3. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 1, Chapter 9 (pages 265 - 414)
4. Uniting Two Worlds - Chapter 5 (pages 166 - 183)
5. A Transcendental Diary - Volume 1, Chapter 9 (pages 414 - 480)
6. My Glorious Master – Mayapur
7. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming – Chapter 15
8. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 1, Chapters 10 –12
9. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 2, Chapter 1
10. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 12
11. My Glorious Master – Melbourne
12. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 2, Chapter 2
13. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 13
14. My Glorious Master – Auckland, New Zealand
15. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 2, Chapter 3
16. My Glorious Master – Fiji
17. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 6 (pages 185 –198)
18. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 2, Chapter 4
19. My Glorious Master – Honolulu, Hawaii
20. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 14 (pages 633 – 636)
21. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 6 (pages 198-199)
22. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 2, Chapters 5 – 7
23. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 3, Chapter 1 & 2
24. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 6
25. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 3
26. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 18 (pages 366 – 379)
27. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 4
28. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 14 (pages 636 – 639)
29. A Transcendental Diary – Volume 5
30. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 19

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The Final Lesson / 1977

1. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 7 (pages 211 –250) January


2. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 14 (pages 639 – 645) January
3. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 7 (pages 250 – 266) February
4. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 14 (pages 645-652) February
5. TKG’s Diary (pages 1 – 3) February
6. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 7 (pages 266 - 269) March
7. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming – Chapter 16
8. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 7 (pages 269 – 287) March
9. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 14 (pages 652 – 654) March
10. TKG’s Diary (pages 3- 5) March
11. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 7 (pages 287 – 302) April
12. TKG’s Diary (pages 5 –19) April
13. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 7 - May
14. Srila Prabhupada Is Coming – Chapter 17
15. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 8 (pages 307 – 329) May
16. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 14 (pages 654 – 660) April / May
17. TKG’s Diary – May
18. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 8 (pages 329 – 342) June
19. TKG’s Diary – June
20. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 8 (pages 342 – 360) July
21. TKG’s Diary – July
22. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 20 (pages 395 – 402) Jan / July
23. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 8 (pages 360 – 369) August
24. What Is the Difficulty? - Epilogue (pages 333 - 336)
25. TKG’s Diary – August
26. Uniting Two Worlds - Chapter 9 (pages 371 - 380) August / September
27. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 20 (pages 402 – 408) August / September
28. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 9 (pages 380 – 388) September
29. TKG’s Diary - September
30. The Great Transcendental Adventure – Chapter 14 (pages 660 – 669) Jun / Sept
31. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 10 – October
32. TKG’s Diary – October
33. Srila Prabhupada in Germany – Chapter 20 – October
34. The Great Transcendental Adventure – October
35. Uniting Two Worlds – Chapter 11 (pages 409 – 418) November
36. TKG’s Diary – November
37. Uniting Two Worlds - Chapter 11 & Epilogue
38. The Great Transcendental Adventure - November
39. My Glorious Master - Epilogue
40. What Is the Difficulty - Epilogue & Appendix (pages 336 - 344)
41. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta - Concluding Words

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The subject of the departure of the sons of Päëòu for the ultimate goal of
life, back to Godhead, is fully auspicious and is perfectly pure. Therefore
anyone who hears this narration with devotional faith certainly gains the
devotional service of the Lord, the highest perfection of life.
PURPORT
Çrémad-Bhägavatam is a narration about the Personality of Godhead and the
devotees of the Lord like the Päëòavas. The narration of the Personality of
Godhead and His devotees is absolute in itself, and thus to hear it with a
devotional attitude is to associate with the Lord and constant companions
of the Lord. By the process of hearing Çrémad-Bhägavatam one can attain the
highest perfection of life, namely going back home, back to Godhead,
without failure. (SB 1.15.51)

One evening, after an unusual number of impertinent questions, Hådayänanda


Maharaja stopped translating and instructed the crowd not to ask
nonsensical questions. Immediately one of the ladies raised her hand. “I’ve
heard from the devotees,” she began, “that at the time of leaving my body
it will be a very important test for my life for getting my next body. I’ve
also heard from the devotees that it is important for us to think of Lord
Kåñëa at that time of passing away of our body. What I want to ask Your
Divine Grace is: Is it as good as thinking of Kåñëa at the time of my death
to think of you?” Hådayänanda Mahäräja presented her question to
Prabhupäda. Çréla Prabhupäda smiled. “Yes, that is very good. You will get
the same result.” (Prabhupada Lila, Chapter Ten)

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