Poem for Jul 24

Personal Stanza

I cried tears several times
while watching Yadubara Prabhu’s
film: Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the
Movement, and the Swami
Who Started It All . . .
The section where Prabhupada speaks
after publishing the first three
volumes of Srimad-Bhagavatam:
“And my spiritual master indicated to me
that now I should go
to the West.” . . .
Prabhupada’s “loitering” on the
streets of Manhattan, poor, with
no support, like a vagabond. . . .
Prabhupada lying on
his disappearance bed with Jaya Advaita
holding the microphone close so that
Prabhupada can dictate the Srimad-Bhagavatam
to the Tenth Canto.
I cried at several other sections.
I want to see the movie again,
and if I do,
I’m sure I’ll notice new features
which will touch my heart, things
I missed in the first viewing.
A negative critic
wrote that the film was “just
religious propaganda.” He is wrong;
he is just an atheist.
Prabhupada speaks on the film
that, “We do not say you have
to chant ‘Krishna,’
if you have another name and
address for God, you can use that.”
How ecumenical he was!

My only regret is that the GBC/BBT authorized
Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta
was not mentioned in the final credits.

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