In honor of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, several devotees, headed by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, had the opportunity to glorify Srila Prabhupad at the Soquel Seva Ashram.
The second generation of devotees, who never had the chance to meet Srila Prabhupad, are always happy to hear of the older devotees' first encounters with the Krishna Consciousness movement, and/or with Srila Prabhupad himself. Any descriptions of the things Srila Prabhupad said or did leave us with a new appreciation for being part of such a beautiful family.
At one point in the lecture, Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj was reminiscing about his days with Srila Prabhupad and mentioned how much affection Srila Prabhupad had for the new devotees. He was literally teaching them how to cook, how to sing, how to play the drum, how to dress, and how to live a human life of the highest standard. A few devotees from ISKCON were present that day, and one of their friends expressed the gratitude that she had for the Krishna Consciousness movement to this day.
It is true, we are all so grateful to Srila Prabhupad for bringing reality to us, and with so much affection. Whether we, as the second generation were born into the movement, or whether we have just been introduced to it, we cannot but feel affectionately appreciative to His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.
After the glorification, noon arati began along with the puspanjali worship of His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.