1. Srila Prabhupada, “alone, helpless” in America

    Along with all this inconvenience, in this faraway foreign country, I am working alone, helplessly. My only hope is Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. I have no one else. In my house my wife and son did not help me, so I left my home. I thought the Godbrothers would help me, but even that I did not get.

    In my old age I have taken so much risk, but not to fulfill any of my own desires. Srila [Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati] Prabhupada had desired this work, and I am trying to fulfill that desire according to my ability. Personally I have no ability. My only hope is Srila Prabhupada.

    (Letter to Sripad Narayana Maharaja, 30 December, 1966)