Jayapataka Swami: Very naturally I am very grateful to Srila Prabhupada, he saved me from the materialistic life. My grandfather was a multi-millionaire but my father and uncle they did not know what was the purpose of life. So I am very grateful that Srila Prabhupada saved me from this fallen situation. And so naturally, I feel attached to Srila Prabhupada. He used to come to Mayapur at least twice a year and in the fall he would come for a month and a half or so. Aswin Kartika month – September, October and November he would come for a month or a month and a half and he would do translation every day. I would see him and I was told that when you see the guru say something humbling and ask for something spiritual blessing. I would do this every day, but sometimes he would give a very surprising, honest answer, those answers I remember. One time I went and I said: “Prabhupada, I am the most fallen!” He said: “you are not the most anything!” Ha! One time I went and said, “Prabhupada, I want to serve you life after life!” Prabhupada replied: “Why do you want to make me come back?” I thought later, should I have asked this question? What did I say wrong?  Then later I said: ‘Prabhupada, I want to serve you EVEN life after life!” If I have to come back, even then I want to serve you.’ Like that, there were different things. One time, Prabhupada wanted some milk, to heat up some milk and give him. So the milk was not hot. So the servant went down. I was just a witness. The servant went and got hot milk. And it was so hot and Prabhupada touched it and said “Ah! It is too hot!” The servant who brought the milk said, ‘but Prabhupada, you said you wanted milk that was as hot as possible!’ Prabhupada said: “Yes, but not IMPOSSIBLE! “ So seeing these things with Prabhupada was very educational and naturally, we get attached to Prabhupada. So Prabhupada told me to stay in India and become an Indian citizen. Now I am an Indian citizen and I also voted some time ago!
04-JUNE-2019 GUWAHATI, ASSAM, INDIA