Krsna Premi devi dasi Remembers Srila Prabhupada

Prabhupada Memories

Interview 01

Krsna Premi: My husband, Ajit, was from Sweden and had written to Srila Prabhupada asking if he could do some service in his own country. When Srila Prabhupada was in Sydney, he told us that he wanted us to go to Sweden, and he asked what Sweden was like. Ajit told Srila Prabhupada about Sweden and then asked, “Srila Prabhupada, should we go out on harinam?” Ajit wanted to preach in universities, and he said, “They may not look at us well in Sweden. What should we do, Srila Prabhupada?” Srila Prabhupada said, “That’s all right, you can wear a suit and tie, and your wife can wear a long dress. You can go and preach like that.” We also asked Srila Prabhupada if we could have Deities. Srila Prabhupada said, “Yes, you can get Radha Krishna or Gaura -Nitai.” We said, “What would be best?” He said, “Either Radha Krishna or Gaura Nitai, but do not install Them immediately.” After that, for some minutes Srila Prabhupada sat there and looked at both of us, thinking deeply. Then he opened his eyes wide, looked at me, and said, “Who do you love more, Krishna or your husband?” I didn’t know what to say because I realized I didn’t love Krishna and I also didn’t love my husband. So I burst into tears. Srila Prabhupada had a big grin on his face. I could not understand what Prabhupada was thinking. He said, “If you go to Sweden and preach on behalf of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, He will give you all blessings.”

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