Jayapatākā Swami: We should understand that the spiritual master is a special recipient of Kṛṣṇa’s mercy and it is not proper to drag the body of the spiritual master with ropes. So Śrīla Prabhupāda wanted to preach, he was a preacher. But his doctor said that if he went on a bullock cart around Govardhana, he will not survive. So, some of his disciples could not bear to think that Śrīla Prabhupāda will leave and so, they requested Śrīla Prabhupāda that he should please not go. And Śrīla Prabhupāda said that he would go, he had the final say, but we were crying that he should not go. We were hoping that he would recover. So, one thing is the spiritual master’s consciousness, the other thing is the devotees’ consciousness.
06-November-2021 Sridham Mayapur, India