Guru Maharaj: I was a brahmacari from the age of 19, and then when I was 21, Srila Prabhupada asked me if I wanted to take sannyasa. Since he was offering me I thought it was a great opportunity and so I accepted the chance. Maybe I was innocent at that time, but somehow or another by Srila Prabhupada’s mercy I have been able to maintain my vows and increase the preaching in various ways. So, I am very glad that, in one sense Srila Prabhupada gave me this position, this blessing.
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