Memories associated with the photo.
Gargamuni Dasa: In 1967-68, Srila Prabhupada imported from S.S. Brijbasi and sons from India, religious posters which I used to sell to the ''hippy shops'' in San Francisco. Srila Prabhupada particularly pointed out the poster entitled 'Gopal Krishna' as very pleasing to him. Srila Prabhupada remarked what kind of pious activity and austerities did this simple calf performed to have the chance to rub its body against the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna's body. Of course I never thought of that looking at the poster, but I was astounded by Srila Prabhupada's explanation.
Reference: Facebook post of Gargamuni Dasa
Gargamuni: This original hand-written letter by Srila Prabhupada was from July 24, 1967 when Srila Prabhupada arrived in London on his way back to Vrindaban because of heart-stroke in May 25, 1967. We did not know whether Srila Prabhupada would return or not, all the devotees were also heart-stricken and I am heart-stricken just remembering this lila!!
Reference: Facebook Post of Gargamuni Dasa
Riddha Dasa: Early that morning on October 8th, 1975, at the University of Durban-Westville, a meeting went sadly wrong - but not for Srila Prabhupada. The head of the Department of Religion, Professor Oosthuizen, had arranged for the leader of the Arya-Samaj from India to be present without informing us.
Srila Prabhupada was not pleased when he found out that he was to be sharing his time alongside a tea-drinking mayavadi (an impersonalist philosopher who thinks God is formless and himself equal to God). He had to listen to the mayavadi's nonsensical claims that he is God and we are God!
Srila Prabhupada took up this unexpected challenge to confront him in an informal debate. He also questioned the European professor of the Department of Hindu Studies and the Science of Religion who had arranged the unwarranted meeting. Srila Prabhupada put the emphasis on the spiritual dimension as a scientific concept throughout the Vedic teachings.
Reference: Mission in the service of His Divine Grace - Riddha Dasa Adhikari
Damodara Dasa: In the spring of 1969 Srila Prabhupada paid a brief visit to the New York temple at 61 Second Avenue. He stayed at his apartment at number 26. "This is my old home," he said as he entered it, warming our hearts. Here are images from my 8mm film Gurudev of him at the airport.
Reference: Damodara Dasa Website