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 almost ready, Mr. Sethi took Srila Prabhupada to see it, and Srila Prabhupada gave us instructions on how to live there. He said that every morning we should lift everything off the floor and wash the floor with water. Then Srila Prabhupada said to Mr. Sethi, “Just as you are building these rooms for my disciples here, Krishna is building rooms for you in Vaikuntha.” As time went by, we built the guesthouse, and on the top floor of the tower facing the sea were Srila Prabhupada’s quarters. When his quarters were ready, Srila Prabhupada invited Mr. Sethi to see them, and he told Mr. Sethi, “Just see what they’ve done for me; marble floors, chandeliers, carved wood, nice furniture, everything. Mr. Sethi, I always wanted you to join us, but you always felt that you couldn’t accept the austere conditions. So I want you to stay here, and I will stay somewhere else.” Mr. Sethi said, “But Prabhupada, I can’t stay here. Where will you go?” Prabhupada said, “Oh, I have so many places. I can stay anywhere. You stay here.” Again, Srila Prabhupada demonstrated how intensely he wanted everyone to be engaged in Krishna’s service. And he showed how much he was willing to sacrifice to engage one soul in Krishna consciousness.