Giriraj Swami : I was cultivating the Chief Justice in the High Court in Madras, and when Srila Prabhupada came to Madras he encouraged me. I met with the Chief Justice almost every day, and he was taking a sincere interest in Krishna consciousness. Each day I would tell Srila Prabhupada what the Chief Justice had said, what I had said, what he had said, and so on. Srila Prabhupada explained that in Madras there was a big conflict between the brahmans and the non-brahmans. Prabhupada said, “I think that the Chief Justice is a non-brahman, so tell him that we can make anyone into a brahman who follows our principles. Then the whole problem will be solved.” The Chief Justice finally came to the point where he wanted to be initiated, but he couldn’t give up tea. I told Srila Prabhupada, and Srila Prabhupada said, “Well, for a big man, we can make a little exception.”
Anyway, at the end of Srila Prabhupada’s stay, the Chief Justice arranged a big program on the grounds and invited all the judges and advocates of Madras. Srila Prabhupada spoke wonderfully. He explained how the Goswamis were highly placed in the government and in society and how they left everything to join the mission of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Prabhupada appealed to these people to join us. After the lecture, we went to the Chief Justice’s house. The Chief Justice had a small silver Deity of Krishna. At this time, Saraswati, Shyamasundar and Malati’s daughter was a few years old, and Srila Prabhupada engaged her demonstrating an important lesson in Krishna consciousness. Prabhupada held the little Deity of Krishna in front of Saraswati and then hid it behind his back. Saraswati became bewildered, and Srila Prabhupada said, “Saraswati, where is Krishna?” She didn’t know. She began looking this way and that way, everywhere, but she couldn’t find Krishna. Again Prabhupada said, “Saraswati, where is Krishna?” Saraswati became even more anxious, looking here and there. Finally, one of the devotees gave a hint; “Saraswati, who has Krishna?” Her eyes lit up in recognition, “Oh, Prabhupada has Krishna.” She looked towards Prabhupada, and Prabhupada very slowly and carefully brought the Deity of Krishna from behind his back and held Him in front of her. Saraswati said, “Prabhupada has Krishna.” Srila Prabhupada explained, “This is the mood of the Goswamis. They were always anxious, ‘Where is Krishna?’ Not that ‘Oh, I’ve seen Krishna, now my business is finished.‘” Prabhupada continued explaining how the Goswamis kicked off all aristocratic association to join Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and work for the welfare of others. Prabhupada knew how to reciprocate with everyone and how to satisfy everyone. Simultaneously he reciprocated with a three-year-old child and a fifty-year-old High Court Justice.