In fact there was one great businessman in Calcutta who was very devoted to Bhaktisiddhanta. And at the end of his life when he understood Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura wanted to build a temple at Mayapur for Lord Caitanya he gave every last penny, lakhs of rupees, everything. He was what they called lakhpati, that means he was hundredthousandaire which in those days it was like being a millionaire in these days. And he gave everything right to the last penny, the last paisa, gave the whole thing to Bhaktisiddhanta and then Bhaktisiddhanta I believe only gave only one Babaji. That was the only person he gave Babaji. He said he wasn’t able to do much preaching. He was always doing business he was old. He said you just stay here, he stayed by their temple and chanted japa for the rest of his life and did little service at the temple. That just as you go on the gate of Lord Caitanya’s birthplace you see on the left there is a little temple and that person’s, deity is there. They put a little deity and his samadhi I believe, must be samadhi in some temple there. And that’s history of that person. He gave everything. So, actually giving everything like that he became completely liberated. He Krishna then automatically, ye yatha mam prapadyante tams tathaiva bhajamy aham, Krishna says “As a person surrenders unto Me so I reciprocate with him.” So naturally that person gave everything then Krishna will give him everything, give him His eternal devotional service.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1982 Dec, 17 SB @ New Orleans, USA.