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Why make Prabhupada cry?

In 1976 Srila Prabhupada visited Washington DC temple
located in Potomac Maryland. Srila Prabhupada was very
impressed with the wealth of the locals including many
Senators and such. Later in the day, some time during the
afternoon, the devotees took Prabhupada on a car ride. During
this car ride Srila Prabhupada saw some local residents on the
green of the nearby country club. They were hitting golf balls
into the holes.


Rupanuga (joined 1966) was sitting right next to Srila
Prabhupada in the car. Rupanuga noticed that Srila
Prabhupada was crying. Rupanuga became very alarmed and
asked Srila Prabhupada "Prabhupada what is the matter" Srila
Prabhupada replied "they are wasting their human form of life"
(pointing at the golfers). Apparently Srila Prabhupada could
see what we cannot, the rarest form of life, the human form,
slipping past these unwitting souls, carelessly wasting
unretrievable time.

Rupanuga personally relayed this story to me. I came to the
conclusion that devotees should not engage in what Srila
Prabhupada felt so much pain over. Are we that insensitive to
our founding Guru's feelings? Surely "Devotional Golf
Tournament" is a direct opposite of what Srila Prabhupada
wants for his followers. Why make Prabhupada cry?

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