om ajnana-timirandhasya
caksur unmilitam yena
tasmai sri-gurave namah

and those are obeisances unto Srila Prabhupad and my obeisances to all the assembled devotees in this world

vancha-kalpa-tarubhyas ca
krpa-sindhubhya eva ca
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaisnavebhyo namo namah

I was first didn’t want to have association of Srila Prabhupad and in Kartik on 1972, as well as unfortunate month of Kartik in 1977 and very first instruction Prabhupad gave to me in my life as I came to Vrindavan, that had a connection with Goverdhan, You and Panch Dravid are going to Agra and collect some grains, gud and ghee and Suji, Prabhupad wanted to organise a big Annakut. Goverdhan Puja Mahaotsav ki Jai…………

So that was first service instruction and the very last instruction also bring me to Goverdhan in a bullock cart. Hari Hari. I am sure that it is everybody’s experience that on disappearance day Prabhupad appears more. Yes is that? This is the day to become Prabhupad conscious, well not only this day, but in fact every day should be the day to become more and more Prabhupad conscious. I mean knowing Prabhupad and what were his expectations from us also to know that , to know lot of things as we become Prabhupad conscious. We realise Prabhupad and then will also act on his behalf or as he said, You do as I did. He did not ordered to, You do as I did, and in order to do as I did, we will have to become more and more Prabhupad conscious and this applies to every single one of us, not just Prabhupad disciples but now we have grand disciples and Prabhupad has a great grand disciples and followers around, around the world. I have to serve his institution, protect his institution, he was so much concerned about among many other things, this was the one of his major concerns, how this movement will go on, after, he moves on and as he did today entering Krishna Balaram past times, Nitya lila pravistha, Srila Prabhupad ki Jai……..

So during one of those last days of Prabhupad in Vrindavan, he was with Giriraj, not swami or Maharaj that time, he was just Baramachari, anyway, I was expecting him to be here but Is he here? so Prabhupad asked how will this movement go on after I am gone?, and the response of Giriraj Prabhu was Prabhupad we will chant Hare Krishna, we will follow four regulative principles and like that on and on, he was saying these items. Prabhupad I was sure, he was pleased to some extent but not fully happy with the response and, so Prabhupad paused and he said, “organisation and intelligence”, Go mata ki Jai…
So this is what we have to do, we have to organise intelligently, so that Prabhupad’s movement could go on and on and on, I would take just one more minute. I just want to remind myself and all the assembled devotees, Prabhupad’s so very famous statement almost like a will, his will, “Your love for me will be seen by how you co-operate with each other.” So that this movement is protected after I am gone.

So, I think this is the day to remind all of us, of this spirit of co-operation that Prabhupad expected, and I would just add, not that we have to only love Prabhupad, we also have to love and trust devotees around us or devotees all around then only of course we will co-operate with each other and that could be pleasing Srila Prabhupad. The movement will be protected and the movement will go on and on. I just wanted to see that we take such a vow today, as an offering. I would like you to reach out your next neighbour, hold his hand, mataji’s could hold other mataji’s hand’s, do that and we want to express our, where are the hands, where are the hands, I want to see hands, we want to show Prabhupad out hands, we are together, we are gone co-operate, we are ready, we are taking this vow, as an offering unto you Srila Prabhupad.
Srila Prabhupad ki Jai…
Nitai Gaur Premanande
Thank you.