Chapter 19: Los Angeles Garden, A Favorite Place

Śrīla Prabhupāda Uvāca 19
Los Angeles Garden, A Favorite Place

October 7, 1972, ISKCON Los Angeles

While in New Dwarka, Śrīla Prabhupāda would go into his garden every evening around sunset. He often stayed for two or three hours. Sometimes I was alone with His Divine Grace and sometimes other devotees and guests joined him as well. Although we were in the midst of smog-filled, Los Angeles, Śrīla Prabhupāda's garden seemed to be part of the spiritual world.

He often commented how much he liked this garden where more than 30 Tulasī plants flourished. Although he had traveled around the world several times, he spoke of this garden as his favorite place.

"Wherever there is Tulasī," Śrīla Prabhupāda said, "it is Vrindavan."