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.