Chapter 10: Fasting
Śrīla Prabhupāda Uvāca 10
Bhaktivedanta Manor, England
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The next day Śrīla Prabhupāda called me into his room.
"Your face is looking thin," Śrīla Prabhupāda stated. "You are not feeling well?" "No, Śrīla Prabhupāda, I feel fine," I explained. "I was trying to cut down on my eating."
"What is this?" Śrīla Prabhupāda said. "You have service to perform. You should not cut down on your eating. This is nonsense. You have to give massage and do so many things. Do not cut down. You should eat whatever you can digest. That is what you should eat."
Amazingly, in our first 16 months together, this was Śrīla Prabhupāda's second conversation with me regarding my prasadam intake. Finally, I decided not to worry about how much prasadam I ate.
His Divine Grace had keen powers of observation and was always looking out for our welfare. Sometimes, we were busy concocting our own means to spiritual advancement, but Śrīla Prabhupāda guided us and cared for us on every level.
Jai Śrīla Prabhupāda!