Dear Guru Maharaja,
Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and all glories to your divine self.
During the renovations the manager named Daniel surprised us all.
We hung a huge picture of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada on the wall where the restaurant area will be. I offered incense often to the picture and prayed silently before the workers would come to start their day’s service.
One morning I found Daniel bowing down in front of Srila Prabhupada’s picture and clapping his hands, uttering words of respect and praise in the same way Africans would address their kings, but his praising was more attentive and very respectful.
He instructed the rest of the team to do likewise.
I was so amazed, because we had not taught him anything about Srila Prabhupada. He even told the rest of the workers that Srila Prabhupada is very holy and can see whatever they are doing there and that no one should steal anything at all, because he’s watching them.
I was so impressed by all this that I told Narottam, who said that the workers offer respects to Srila Prabhupada daily—it’s just that I had not observed it before.
They did this of their own accord before they would start their work.
Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!