Remembering Srila Prabhupada
In 1996 I published a seven-hundred page book on the history of the Hare Krishna Movement in Australia entitled The Great Transcendental Adventure. The book also serves as a biography of the movements founder and Acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, affectionately known as Srila Prabhupada (1896 - 1977).
Today is the birthday of Srila Prabhupada, and in every Hare Krishna Temple around the world, a festival celebrating his great life and contribution to the world is in progress. I'm at the North Sydney temple today cooking a 10-course feast for my eternal spiritual master Srila Prabhupada, and 700 guests.
To commemorate the day, here's an excerpt from my book:
"Dipak had volunteered for the service of cooking lunch for Prabhupada during his visit to Melbourne. Yet Dipak, usually a proficient cook, was today not his usual confident self. He was nervously dropping butter on the floor, sliding chapatis off the stove and boiling over the milk when he noticed ..." more