Trivikram Swami: Prabhupada came to Buffalo in the spring of 1969. He stayed at an Indian man's apartment near the temple. At that time I had been living in the temple for six months or so, and Prabhupada initiated me. I remember sitting in the back of Prabhupada's room and watching Prabhupada at his desk. I was trying to penetrate the mystery of Prabhupada. Suddenly he looked up and saw me looking at him. He said, "Yes?" I was caught. I lowered my eyes. In a sense I was intruding, and I realized I couldn't know him in that way. I had to somehow get his mercy if I wanted to know him better.
Reference:Memories Anecdotes of a Modern Day Saint - Volume 2 by Siddhanta Dasa