A Treatise; Making a “Case” for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission”
Back To Godhead #13-01/02 1978, Srila Prabhupada Disappearance, Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out, His Final Instruction. Part 2.
He was so happy to print books. So, do it all very nicely. My Guru Maharaja used to say,
‘Go on printing, go on printing.’
I printed my books, now you do the same..
“Printing of spiritual books is our life-force. Print more books. This material body is only bones. But go on printing—this is life. We are not concerned with bones and stones. Our concern is the living force: apareyam itas tv anyam prakrtim viddhi me param. The living force is sustaining these bones. In the material world, people are all simply protecting bones and flesh; they have no [spiritual] idea.”
“Take matter—you mix earth, water, put it into fire, and then make a building. But matter cannot act automatically. Matter cannot have mind or consciousness or impetus. It is nonsense to say that matter gives rise to life. Matter has no sense. Life is the superior energy; matter is useless. Bhumir apo ‘nalo vayuh [the material elements] are useless. But there is another, superior nature. Yayedam dharyate jagat And that nature is actually governing the whole, universe.”
“You [disciples] are all intelligent and experienced men; you can go on managing this movement. If I depart, there is no cause for lamentation. I will always be with you through my books and my orders. I will always remain with you in that way.”
“I didn’t waste a single moment. I tried my best, and it has been successful, to some, extent”
“Have saìkirtana [congregational chanting of God’s holy names]. All Europeans, Americans, Africans-United Nations under Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s flag. Do everything just as I have shown you. It is possible. This is the real United Nations. You try, under the protection of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and things will be successful. Others will simply waste their time and be disappointed. They will change from one body to another and suffer.”
“As soon as one forgets Krishna and wants to enjoy life independently, he falls down.”
“Material motives should be given up, and everything favorable should be engaged in Krishna’s service. Then there will be success.”
When asked who would succeed him as the leader of the Krishna consciousness movement, Srila Prabhupada replied:
“All of my disciples will take the legacy. If you want, you can also take it. Sacrifice everything. I—one—may soon pass away. But they are hundreds, and this movement will increase. It’s not that I’ll give an order: ‘Here is the next leader.’ Anyone who follows the previous leadership is a leader. I don’t make any distinction between Indian and European. All my disciples are leaders… as much as they follow purely. If you want to follow, then you can also lead. But you don’t want to follow. ‘Leader’ means (one who is a first-class disciple. Evam parampara-praptam. One who is perfectly following. Our instruction is, guru mukha-padma-vakya. Do you know this? Ara na kariha mane asa. [My only desire is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from the lotus mouth of my spiritual master’]. To become a leader is not very difficult, provided one is prepared to follow the instructions of the bonifide guru.”
So far this Treatise, has established that the ISKCON of today, after Srila Prabhupada disappearance, is in “name-only”. Moreover, this Treatise has presented why this happened. So, now this Treatise will present a “blue-print”, to what needs to be done, in order to reconstitute Srila Prabhupada Krishna-consciousness Movement “Going Forward”.