Foolish Questions, Perfect Answers

    Posted on December 6, 2015



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Prabhupada's flight to Melbourne landed and he was escorted to a press conference in the airport's VIP lounge. A hundred jubilant devotees sat on the floor as reporters questioned Prabhupada, who sat with Madhudvisa on a raised dais. The questions were the usual:

Reporter: What is your name?

Prabhupada: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami.

Reporter: What do the "A" and the "C" stand for?

Prabhupada: If I say, you will not understand.

Reporter: Please, I'd like to know what the "A" and the "C" stand for?

Prabhupada: You will not understand.

Reporter: What do the "A" and the "C" stand for?

Prabhupada then said "Abhay Caranaravindam." He pronounced "Abhay Caranaravindam" so fast that even I could not understand his words.

Reporter: I'm sorry, I couldn't follow that. What did you say?

Prabhupada: Abhay Caranaravindam. [Prabhupada again quickly pronounced his name.]

Reporter: Could you repeat that again?

Prabhupada: I told you that you would not understand.

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Prabhupada was clearly unimpressed by the reporter's superficial question, and he playfully outmaneuvered him as easily as an adult outmaneuvers a child.

(From My Glorious Master (ch. 17) by Bhurijana Dasa)

 

See also:

Sastra recommends to become lazy
Reciting rasa-lila
Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
If you cannot do anything, do this
Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists
 

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