Chapter 16: "Sruto" Nickname

Śrīla Prabhupāda Uvāca 16
"Sruto" Nickname

September 12, 1972, ISKCON Dallas
(An excerpt from a letter)

The other day Śrīla Prabhupāda rang his bell to call me. I went into his sitting room and offered my obeisances. When I sat up, he smiled and said, "Śrutakīrti, your name is too long. I will call you Sruto." The next few days His Divine Grace playfully called me "Sruto." My affection for him increased immensely. Śrīla Prabhupāda's personalizing my name was so relishable.

Last night Śrīla Prabhupāda stayed up until 11:30 at night enlivening a few of us with philosophical discussions. I felt tired, but was unable to pull myself away from such nectarine talks.