Srila Prabhupada was telling that when He was a young man, that at an early age he was such a great businessman, pharmaceutical distribution, that already he had control of all of northern India. His horoscope foretold that Srila Prabhupada was destined to become as powerful and wealthy as Birla, and that the astrologers couldn’t understand how it didn’t happen. Srila Prabhupada said that it was because His Guru Maharaj didn’t let it happen. He induced Srila Prabhupada to take up spiritual life instead, and so now Srila Prabhupada is world famous as a spiritual leader instead of a big businessman. And his unparalleled organizational ability has now been dovetailed in Krishna’s service, as we can practically see how our beloved Srila Prabhupada is ‘conquering’ the world.
From a letter from Aravinda to Satsvarupa, 28 Nov 1970