1. Why Srila Prabhupada installed Balarama alongside Krsna

    On a morning walk, Srila Prabhupada explained why he had installed Balarama alongside Krsna [in Vrndavana]. And the main reason Prabhupada gave is that in the future our men who are now performing very strenuous preaching and sankirtana, mixing with the conditioned souls, they will feel sometimes a weakness or exhaustion from this and they will require additional strength to carry on the vigorous pace of the preaching work which Prabhupada himself had set up or ordered. So he said, “Therefore I have brought Balarama here for all of my disciples from all over the world to come and pray to this Balarama. And He will give them that extra strength so that they can go on preaching vigorously in the West.”

    Told by Ramesvara Dasa