Making a “Case” for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission”

"Moving Forward"
Section "Three"

Final Words on the “Guru” & “Managment of Srila Prabhupada’s Mission”, Issues

Essentials of a Krishna-consciousness Movement Organization & Secrets For Success

Segment 87
Back To Godhead #13-01/02 1978, Srila Prabhupada Disappearance, Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out, His Final Instruction
Part 1

Back To Godhead #13-01/02 1978, Srila Prabhupada Disappearance, Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out, His Final Instruction:

His Final Instructions,

During his last months, Srila Prabhupada was not very active physically, and he spoke relatively little. Yet when he did speak, his words were full of spiritual strength. These excerpts from Srila Prabhupada’s last statements reveal the mind of the pure devotee and universal teacher. And they show that Srila Prabhupada is indeed a transcendental personality, whose devotion to Lord Krishna and to the mission of spreading love of Krishna is undying.

“I cannot speak. I am feeling weak. I wanted to travel to Chandigarh and other places, but I changed my program because my health is deteriorating. I decided to come here to Vrndavana (the land of Lord Krishna). If death takes place, let it take place here.”

“There is nothing new to be said. Whatever I had to say, I have already said in my books. Now you must all try to understand it and continue with your endeavors. Whether I am present or not present doesn’t matter. Just as Krishna is living eternally, the living being also lives eternally. But especially… kirtir yasya sa jivati: ‘One who has done service to the Lord lives forever.’

You have been taught to serve Krishna, and with Krishna we’ll live eternally. Our life is eternal. Na hanyate hanyamane sarire: the disappearance of this temporary body doesn’t matter. The body is meant for disappearance. So, live forever by serving Krishna. Thank you very much.”

“”There are two things—life and death. So, if I die, where is the wrong in that? If I die, that is natural.”

“”Our money is only spent for Krishna—Krishna’s palace, Krishna’s temple, Krishna’s worship, ‘Krishna’s glorification. It is not for our personal enjoyment. This is human life.”  

“And I also want you to organize varnasrama society [the Vedic social structure]. Divide society: brahmana [intellectual class], ksatriya [administrators], and so on. There should be social division, just as there is a division of the different parts of our body. This will help people. Don’t waste the human form of life by sinful living. I have already given the ideas in my books, so you should all read them. You are intelligent, all of you.  Caitanya Mahaprabhu said para-upakara—do good to others, do not exploit them. Any human being has the ability to chant Hare Krishna. Give them chanting. And also make the situation favorable. Is that clear ?”

“This is our mission: whatever we have, teach others. The whole world is filled with distress. Therefore our Gurukula school is meant for this purpose: to teach the students, and let them go all over the world to teach others. Durlabha manava janma sat-saìge/ taraha e bhava-sindhu re [‘Human life, especially in the association of devotees, is very rarely obtained. So please take advantage of this opportunity to cross over the ocean of material existence’].”

“My Guru Maharaja [spiritual master] said,

‘Whatever money there is, use it to print books.’

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