“You are my body. So you live on”

Devotee 1: Why can't you give us your old age?

Prabhupada: When I see that things are going on nicely, I am happy. What is this with this body? Body is body. We are not body.

Devotee 1: Wasn't it Purudasa that gave his father his youth?

Prabhupada: Hm?

Devotee 2: Yayati. King Yayati traded his old age.

Devotee 1: With his son. You can do that.

Prabhupada: (laughs) Who did?

Devotee 2: King Yayati.

Prabhupada: Ah. Yayati. No, why? You are my body. So you live on. There is no difference. Just like I am working, so my Guru Maharaja is there, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. Physically he may not be, but in every action he is there…


-Room Conversation, Vrndavana, May 27, 1977