Answer about envy

Giriraj Swami : One day in Surat when Srila Prabhupada was taking his massage, I asked, “How can we deal with envy?” I knew that I was envious, and I knew that envy was bad. Before I asked the question, I had been considering the subject, and I had come to...

Answer to Origin of Krishna

Giriraj Swami : During a morning walk at Cheviot Hills in Los Angeles, I asked, “We preach that Krishna is the origin of everything, but sometimes people ask, ‘What is the origin of Krishna?'” Srila Prabhupada replied, “You tell them that as...

Dealing with Mr. Sethi

Giriraj Swami : Mr. Sethi of Bombay was an older Life Member and great sankirtan devotee. He had a construction company, and when we built additional floors on the existing buildings at the back of Hare Krishna Land, Mr. Sethi did the job. When the first ashram was...

Department of Bhagavad Gita

Giriraj Swami: Sometimes gentlemen would come to meet Srila Prabhupada and discuss with him. Once I was struck when Srila Prabhupada told one gentleman that the government of India should have a Department of Bhagavad-gita, that Bhagavad-gita is the greatest asset of...

Example of child crying

Giriraj Swami : Many times he would paraphrase the Srimad-Bhagavatam or Bhagavad-gita in such a natural way that you would think he was speaking his own thoughts. Once there were construction workers staying on Hare Krishna Land. In the distance Prabhupada heard a...

Expertly Handling

Giriraj Swami : A devotee named Dravida, who later became Pancha Dravida Swami, approached Srila Prabhupada on the veranda in Calcutta. He said “In the early days, all the devotees had a personal relationship with you, but now ISKCON has become so big.”...

Giriraj Swami’s silly question

Giriraj Swami: The main quality of Srila Prabhupada that strikes me is his compassion. His compassion was manifest in his intense desire to make everyone Krishna conscious. And his compassion was manifest in everything he did. Once Srila Prabhupada was giving a public...