Jayapatākā Swami: Śrīla Prabhupāda used the example of a flock of birds flying. There may be a lead bird, he takes some of the air draft, but by and large all the birds have to fly by themselves. So we lost our lead bird, who was Śrīla Prabhupāda but we had to keep on flying. And we had Śrīla Prabhupāda’s vāṇī, his instructions and I felt very much indebted to Śrīla Prabhupāda. So somehow I want to keep flying no matter what. And even in Śrīla Prabhupāda’s presence sometime some God brothers would have difficulties, but I kept up with trying to serve Śrīla Prabhupāda. That is why in 1977 he put me on the Executors to his Will. He put me as a Bhaktivedanta Swami Charitable Trust Life Chairman. Like that various services. I felt that I had sufficient responsibilities to serve Śrīla Prabhupāda and I had to try my level best to carry on and I think that the credit actually goes to Śrīla Prabhupāda. That somehow or another I have been able to continue, it is because of his mercy.
17-July 2021 Śrīdhāma, Māyāpur, India