Fifty Percent of My Work Is Not Complete

Abhirama dasa: “I was personally present on two occasions when Srila Prabhupada spoke about how important establishing varnasrama was to him. Both times were in the summer of 1977, in Prabhupada’s room in Vrndavana, before he left to go to London. At the time, Tamala Krsna Goswami was Srila Prabhupada’s personal secretary, and I his assistant. I was also Prabhupada’s nurse.

“The first time, several devotees were with Srila Prabhupada. We knew that his health was getting weaker. He was talking to the devotees about his imminent departure. ‘I have no lamentation,’ Prabhupada said. He paused for a few seconds, and then he said, ‘No, I have one lamentation.’ A devotee asked, ‘Because you have not finished translating the Srimad Bhagavatam?’ Prabhupada replied, ‘No, that I have not established varnasrama.’

“On the next occasion, some time later, I was with Srila Prabhupada in his room when he made the statement, ‘Fifty percent of my work is not complete because I have not established varnasrama.'”

— Telephone Interview with Abhirama dasa,
Vrndavana, India 18 February 1996,
(Interviewer: Hare Krsna dasi)

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