1. Umapati Swami remembers Srila Prabhupada

    [From "My Days with Prabhupada" by Umapati Swami; available on Amazon]

    The Swami might be unyielding in matters of philosophy, but he was humble, and he was flexible and considerate in dealing with people. (p.99)

    I became aware of a certain humility in the Swami, like the air of innocence he carried, and again, it was a quality apart from any special thing he said or did. It was a quiet, soft humility, always present and inseparable from the Swami himself. He might defeat me in an argument or even show anger, but I always felt this humility in him. He only wanted me to understand what he was teaching. The Swami’s other qualities, like his peacefulness, seemed related to his humility. (p. 104)

    “I have never seen anyone as magnanimous as Prabhupada,” said Hayagriva. “After all the things we did, he didn’t say a word about it. He just took off his garland and put it on Kirtanananda.” It sounded like Prabhupada, sweeping away past mistakes, dynamic, always going forward. (p.165)