“Gour Govind, you will take me to Orissa!” — Srila Prabhupada to his dear disciple
Gopal Krishna: Who, Goura Govinda Swami? He is a very sincere devotee.
Srila Prabhupada: Oh, yes, undoubtedly.
Gopal Krishna: Very sincere.
Srila Prabhupada: Krishna sent him! In Vrindavan he said “Please give me shelter.” I thought that there are so many Indians, they come and go. So when he insisted, [I told him] “All right, you stay.”
Hari-sauri: Yeah. He took sannyasa at the opening of the temple. I remember that.
Srila Prabhupada: He’s a good boy.
Hari-sauri: He’s stuck it out for a long time in Orissa. He’s been there a long time, by himself a lot of the time too.
Srila Prabhupada: Yes. Yes. He’s organizing nicely.
Gopal Krishna: He’s very sincere. He follows all the regulations very rigidly. He gets up in the morning, ideal example.
Jagadish: He understands the philosophy quite well.
Srila Prabhupada: Oh, yes. And he is educated. He is B.Sc. He knows Hindi also.