The following e-mail came to my inbox yesterday as part of a discussion between several devotees regarding Srila Prabhupada’s wishes for how initiations would be conducted after his disappearance. I haven’t seen any responses yet, but I found his point of view very relevant. It is reprinted here with permission. Hare Krishna. ……………….
From: Gary [...]
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I was just contemplating the October 18, 1977, conversation with Srila Prabhupada about Mr. Chowdury’s desire to be initiated by him, and a new realization came that makes it seem definite that he did not authorize Jayapataka Swami (or anyone else) to be a diksa guru on or before that date.
Chowdury came [...]
Copied from, Our Srila Prabhupada, a Friend to All: Early Contemporaries Remember Him, Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaj is describing a some of his memories of Srila Prabhupada:
“I first met Srila Swami Maharaja in Calcutta. He was living in his family home at Sita-Kanta Banarjee Lane. This was in the early 1940′s, around [...]