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Prabhupāda: I am surprised how I have written so many, what to speak of them? (laughter) It is all Kṛṣṇa’s mercy.

Dhīra-Kṛṣṇa: One professor the other day was trying to convince one of our boys that you were coming in the disciplic succession and were authorized to translate all these books.

Prabhupāda: Yes, that is right.

Dhīra-Kṛṣṇa: Because he was dressed and he didn’t know that he was your disciple, so he was saying, “Bhaktivedanta Swami, he is coming in a disciplic line straight from Kṛṣṇa. That’s why he can speak on all these books.”

Prabhupāda: Yes, that is a fact. That authority I have got. That’s a fact. Yasya deve parā bhaktir yathā deve tathā gurau, tasyaite kathitā hy arthāḥ prakaśānte [ŚU 6.23]. They become manifest, all the meanings of the Vedic literature. Yasya deve parā bhaktiḥ.

Morning Walk — March 1, 1975, Atlanta


My purports are liked by people because it is presented as practical experience.

Conversation — May 28, 1977, Vrndavana – GBC Meets with Srila Prabhupada


Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Practically all the devotees feel your presence through these books.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Their life is sustained with these books, these books and chanting and the Deity worship, sustaining all the devotees in the world and bringing new devotees. Everyone we ask who joins this movement, “Before you joined, did you get a book?” “Yes.” In every case I have seen that the first thing was the book.

Prabhupāda: Hm.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Then, after reading, they become convinced and then they joined.

Prabhupāda: So let us do our duty. Our attempt Kṛṣṇa will see. That gentleman has written, “Swami Bhaktivedanta will be remembered for centuries, making history.” Is not that?

Satsvarūpa: “Unsurpassed,” this… Not just remembered, it will be unsurpassed.

Evening Darsana — February 15, 1977, Mayapura


 

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