For the next seven weeks we would act out the dramatic but classic struggle between good and evil: ISKCON vs. Nair. We’d be immersed in the insanity of litigation in post-British India, where the transplanted precepts of Blackstone’s law battled the lethargy and corruption of an ancient, old-boy tradition. Nothing had ever gotten under Srila Prabhupada’s skin like this…What will astound me is how quickly Srila Prabhupada perceives the simple logic hidden in the tangled legal issues and counters with his rebuttal; how he forms his argument word by word into a legal brief; how he stands strong before overwhelming forces—a mission impossible—and, as we shall see, rides off victorious into the sunset.

December 7, 2021

For the next seven weeks we would act out the dramatic but classic struggle between good and evil: ISKCON vs. Nair. We’d be immersed in the […]
December 7, 2021

One afternoon shortly after we arrived in Hyderabad, three of Prabhupada’s army-vet surfer disciples hijacked Mr. Pitti’s classic 1956 Chevy V-8 convertible and took it for […]
December 7, 2021

As dawn touches pink the ancient crowns of temples around us, devotees wiping sleep from their eyes, some with wet hair from early ablutions, and maybe […]
December 7, 2021

Prabhupada leans back on a cushion—tiny burp—takes a toothpick to his teeth, and calmly asks, “So, what are the affairs in London and Bombay?” Suddenly the […]