“Prabhupada really wanted us to be dedicated to carrying out his mission. We can be inspired how he carried out the mission of his spiritual master for us to carry out our mission which is Prabhupada’s mission, to carry out the mission of our Founder-acarya. And we know that all the subsequent generations of devotees–some of Prabhupada’s grand-disciples are members of our GBC–we’re already an endangered species, we’re going to eventually be in extinction, all the direct initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada.
So we need to create this culture, our spiritual corporate culture. We are dedicated to carrying out the order of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, that’s the spiritual culture we are implementing.
If everybody maintains that–we know that his culture also is to ‘fulfill the desires of the previous acaryas’–then we’re completely linked up with the guru-parampara. That’s means we get the full empowerment and the full energy coming down from Krsna to the guru-parampara, to all of us.
That’s what empowers ISKCON, our connection. Krsna consciousness, Prabhupada repeatedly said, can’t be spread simply by some material adjustment. It has to be done by being empowered.”HH Jayapataka Swami Lecture: Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Appearance Day
February 11th, 2004
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