Deliverer of a Rich, Eternal Message
Srila Prabhupada embraces opportunities to speak of Krishna at 26 Second Avenue. He recites premadhvani prayers and mangalacarana prayers before the verse of the day. "My dear boys and girls," he says, "I thank you very much." He speaks of the parampara from Lord Caitanya. He speaks of his unfinished work. He talks of Krishna consciousness and the great need for it. We are inspired to take up Krishna consciousness by his words. Yes, Srila Prabhupada delivered a powerful, personal message now preserved in his tapes and in his books. We are never without him—listen. Now he's glorifying the holy name.
"I have nothing new to declare," Srila Prabhupada says. "Chant Hare Krishna." The same mantra he introduced to us in 1966 we chant today without change. "It is Lord Caitanya's desire that by this simple method you can become perfect and escape the horrible effects of Kali-yuga and repeated birth and death."
He asks the young men and women present to take part in preaching. Try to tell others about Krishna consciousness, whoever you meet. In this way you may all become gurus.” Srila Prabhupada then leaves the room, first bowing down to a picture of Panca-tattva. Everyone prostrates themselves, sincerely saying, "Jaya Srila Prabhupada!"[ meditations ]