The Order of Caitanya Mahaprabhu & an Unknown Friend
Morning Walk — May 20, 1975, Melbourne
Prabhupada: “No, that is missionary activities, that they do not understand, but you have to make them understand. They are not calling you, "I am suffering. Please come," but it is your business to go and let them know that "You are suffering. You take this method." That is the way of becoming very quickly recognized by Krsna. Otherwise, if you think, "They are not understanding, what is the use of going there? Let me sleep," that is not good. They are not understanding; still, you have to go. Then Krsna will take that "He is laboring so hard for My sake." Never mind he is successful. It doesn't matter. But you are working hard for Krsna. That is noted down. So our business is to be recognized by Krsna. Whether one man is converted or not converted, that is not our business. We shall try our best. But Krsna must see that I am giving service to Krsna. That's all. That is wanted. Not that you have to judge that you have approached so many men; nobody became Krsna conscious. That doesn't matter. But you have gone there. You have endeavored your sincere effort. That is recognized by Krsna. That is the order of Caitanya Mahaprabhu.”
I was distributing books at Saddleback College when a student came to my table. I showed him the Bhagavad-gita and he was showing interest. While I was speaking to the student a man came and listened to my presentation. After I explained some of the teachings of the book I asked for a donation. He said he had no money.
Then the man listening asked me, "Are you a Hare Krsna?" I said, "Yes I am." Then he told the student, "I'll cover this for you." And gave me $20. Both of us were surprised. Then I said to the student, "That man is your unknown friend."
Then the student thanked the man for his kindness.
The man then said to him, "These Hare Krsna's are good people."
I offered a book to the man but he said he had them.