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42 : Prabhupāda, Rādhā-bhakti, and I

Śrīla Prabhupāda, your father used to pray to the sadhus to bless you to become a pure devotee of Rādhārāṇī. Simple and innocent as he was, he did not realize that his son was already the greatest devotee of Rādhārāṇī come to tell the whole world about Her. It was like Mother Yaśodā praying to Lord Nārāyaṇa to protect her son. Śrīla Prabhupāda, as you know, I am so fallen that for me to even think of Rādhārāṇī is practically an offense. Still, you came to engage us in Her service to Kṛṣṇa. So please accept my prayer that you also make me a devotee of Śrīmatī Rādhikā. I know that I am not qualified now to ask for such a benediction, so I ask you to please grant this boon to me whenever I am ready to receive it. But then, I do not think I’ll ever be ready. Therefore I am simply lodging this request with you and awaiting your causeless, undeserved mercy.