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Quotes From Srila Prabhupada About Jayananda Prabhu

From the Preface of The Nectar of Devotion, dated April 13, 1970

The Nectar of Devotion is specifically presented for persons who are now engaged in the Krishna consciousness movement. I beg to offer my sincere thanks to all my friends and disciples who are helping me to push forward the Krishna consciousness movement in the Western countries, and I beg to acknowledge, with thanks, the contribution made by my beloved disciple Sriman Jayananda Brahmachari. My thanks are due as well to the directors of ISKCON Press, who have taken so much care in publishing this great literature. Hare Krishna.

Lecture LA 12-09-69

Prabhupada: Hare Krishna. Come on. I was thinking of “Where is Jayananda?” now immediately he has come. (someone brings some kind of offering and Srila Prabhupada says to give it to his Guru Maharaja) Take care it may not fall down. (pause) All right.

So today is the disappearance day of my Guru Maharaja...

Initiation LA 12-11-68

Prabhupada: (chuckles) Jayananda looks like Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. (laughter) Yes. He was tall and stout and strong, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. (laughing) Yes. Very good. And in Vrndavana, when Kirtanananda was given sannyasa, he was looking so nice with this dress and danda, oh, practically all the devotees of Vrndavana came to offer him respect. Yes. On Janmastami day I offered him sannyasa. So many devotees came to see in the temple. So there was a big crowd. He was looking very nice. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was also very fair-complexioned. So with this dress, persons with fair complexion looks very nice, very attractive. People are not attracted with this dress in kirtan party? (laughs) This bare head with tilak and this dress, they will know that they are coming from, directly from the kingdom of God. (laughs) Actually it is so. They have forgotten God; otherwise they would have received these brahmacharis so nicely. In India, oh, you'll be received just like gods with this dress. Hundreds and thousands of people will come to receive you. Yes. That is sufficient...