Ever well-wisher | ISKCON Book Distribution

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We all know that Srila Prabhupada signed letters with ‘Your ever well-wisher.’

This morning in class I asked Vaisesika Prabhu a question: How not to constantly feel like a failure in service?

One key message he gave was to have friends and mentors – and he specially stressed the point of having friends.

So I was thinking about this topic, about friends, as I was distributing books outside city hall. It was a bit of a struggle to get people to stop, but then one gentleman stopped. He was not into meditation or yoga, but he somehow stopped to talk.

As I showed him Srila Prabhupada’s picture, before I could say anything, he said, “This is your friend, isn’t he?”

I started to smile, and he said, “He is your best friend, isn’t he?”

I started to smile, and he said, “He is your best friend, isn’t he?”

My eyes filled up with tears and my heart with joy as he asked me what I called Prabhupada. I felt joyful to see how Srila Prabhupada directly reciprocates with our heart’s questions. I never take these-middle-of-sankirtan comments lightly – but as Prabhupada’s special arrangement to remind us who we are doing this whole marathon for – for our dearest well-wisher. My discussion with this man continued as he talked about the importance of friends, and I shared with him the Bhagvatam class comments by Vaisesika prbahu. He appreciated and took a book, giving a donation and chanting Gauranga.

A little while later, as I was about to leave, I ran into.[…]

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