Sundararupa das Remembers Srila Prabhupada

Following Srila Prabhupada

Interview DVD 07

Sundararupa: We were in the old YMCA, actually it was the old black YMCA from segregated times, and it was a rather run-down building when we got it and we had done a lot of renovations. So one of the main things we did that year was totally redo the gymnasium into a beautiful big temple room with side balconies and a huge altar. Actually Sri Govinda was the inspiration behind the aesthetics of it, and I had organized the work. When Prabhupada arrived and first sat on the vyasasana there and looked at it all, which for the time I think devotees will remember it was quite gorgeous, Srila Prabhupada said, “Only devotees could do this.”