Adya das Remembers Srila Prabhupada

Prabhupada Memories

Interview 01

Adya: My wife and I loved cooking all the time in the kitchen in the Manhattan temple. Once Prabhupada was due to arrive the next day, and we were told to make a skirt for Prabhupada’s Tulasi devi, but my wife didn’t know how to sew. We had an assignment we couldn’t do, but we tried. My wife stayed up the whole night making that tulasi skirt. In the morning we brought the tulasi skirt, and the devotee said, “Oh, this is a terrible job. How could you do this? Don’t you have any sense?” We were brokenhearted. My wife started crying, and I was hurt, but we put the skirt on Tulasi devi anyway. When Prabhupada finally walked into the room the first statement he made was, “What a beautiful tulasi skirt.” We started crying again but this time out of great pleasure. Prabhupada’s statement made us realize that we just met a pure representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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