Mandakini devi dasi Remembers Srila Prabhupada

Following Srila Prabhupada

Interview DVD 02

Mandakini devi: That scene is one of the harinam we had daily going down Tottenham Court Road, and actually harinam was the life of the temple in Bury Place. It was a very wonderful temple, a very tight family. Actually the father and mother were Gurudas and Jamuna, and they were taking care of us in a very personal way.

And harinam, we went, I believe, three times on harinam – in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening until night to Piccadilly Circus. When we were coming, it was to take a little prasadam or to see the aratik and to read Bhagavad-gita and whatever scriptures we have. So we were fully absorbed. So it was really our meditation, this harinam. We used to meditate on hearing and chanting the Holy Name, trying not to be distracted from all the crowd and all the shop windows, and actually we got so absorbed that everybody was feeling full of bliss and joy. When we first joined and Prabhupada saw us dancing with our nylon bright pink and blue saris, he was very kind. He said, “These young girls, they are just flowers blowing in the wind.”