HOW IS YOUR TOOTH

I told Prabhupada, "I'm going to go to the library to get a book on massage because I'm not very conversant." Prabhupada said, "No, that is not necessary. You read the Bhagavad-gita, and Krishna will tell you how to give massage. It doesn't require study." A couple days later, Prabhupada asked me, "How is your health?" I said, "I have a little problem, I have a toothache." Prabhupada said, "Oh, what are you doing for it?" He was concerned. I said, "I'm going to the dentist this afternoon." He said, "Oh." The next morning I was going to his room. His room was upstairs, and I would call up, "Haribol!" He would say, "Come on," if he was ready. Otherwise he would say, "Wait five minutes." This time he said, "Come on," and I started upstairs. Before I got there he asked, "How is your tooth?" I felt bad. Here was the most important person on the planet worrying about my tooth. But that was Prabhupada's way. He was concerned about individuals on all levels.

(Trivikram Swami: Chp.22)