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49 : On Separation from Śrīla Prabhupāda

Śrīla Prabhupāda was with us for a short time, but now he is gone. Having not properly appreciated his being here, and having not taken proper advantage of his personal presence, all I can do is suffer in separation for the rest of my life.

Why did Śrīla Prabhupāda leave so early? Maybe we didn’t desire strongly enough for him to stay. I know I didn’t pray to Kṛṣṇa earnestly enough for him to stay. I never thought he was about to leave.