From this landing Srila Prabhupada went on to grow a worldwide movement of devotees, temples, restaurants and spiritual centres touching millions of people on every continent around the globe. Srila Prabhupada in establishing this worldwide movement and writing and translating so many timeless books continues to touch countless souls and in the coming years this movement will expand more and more to fulfil Srila Prabhupada's wishes and allow for the golden age of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's sankirtan movement.
Of course this requires the service of all of Srila Prabhupada's servants to cooperatively carry out his instructions and missions. In many lectures I have spoken about the struggle that Srila Prabhupada faced to save us fallen souls. This included heart attacks and sea sickness on the Jaladuta. Thus, I have chose the below note written by Srila Prabhupada indicating the struggle he faced. Srila Prabhupada's diary falls silent for 6 days and on the 7th day there is a note “Passed over a great crisis on the struggle for life and death.” We cannot forget this struggle Srila Prabhupada went through and to serve him we must struggle through tests and obstacles we may face.
The diary entries from Srila Prabhupada aboard the Jaladuta as he arrives in America...
Today is the 35th day of our journey and yesterday night at about 10/30 p.m. we have
turned one wheel towards north eastern corner from the Bermuda latitude towards
Boston port. In the morning the atmosphere was fairly cleared and the ship was plying
very smoothly. The first officer told me that they never had such experience of the At
lantic ocean and he ascribed the good luck to me. I said yes it is all Lord Krishna's Grace
because due to my severe type of sea−sickness, He has Himself taken charge of the ship.
In expansion the Lord is rowing the oars. We shall certainly reach to America port
The whole day was clear sun−shine but at 4 p.m. the sky all of a sudden became foggy.
The sun became dim covered by foggy weather. The horizon is still visible. Let us see
what is still ahead. The ship is stopped completely at about 6 p.m. on account of dense
fog. Be Lord Krishna pleased to get out this fog. By the Grace of Lord Krishna the fog
was cleared after 2−3 hours and the ship started. The whole night was non−disturbing and
today on the 36th day of our journey we reached safely at Boston Port at 5/30 a.m.
We are now on the dockyard of Boston and at 10 a.m. the custom officers and others
came on the ship. They have now issued the admittance permission after due checking
etc. I saw the Boston Town with captain It is very nice and I shall describe it in a separate
note. 36th day from starting from Calcutta Port To−day we are expected to reach Boston
Port U.S.A. in the morning ACB −−/9/65
We stayed the whole day &night at Boston till 4.p.m. next day
To−day is the 37th day of our journey &at 4 p.m. we left Boston Port for New York. In
the morning I had telephonic talks with Gopal P. Agarwal in Butler and he said that his
man will receive me at New York &dispatch me to Butler by Bus or train as convenient. I
tried to contact Dr. Misra but he was not available both yesterday and to−day. I do not
know if he is coming to receive me. To−day I met two American nice gentlemen Mr.
Gardiner &Fryer. We passed a beautiful canal and crossed underneath two
overbridges. But at midnight there was considerable fog disturbance and the ship moved
very slowly. The fog persisted till we reached late at New York Port at 12/30 on 19/9/65.
Today is the 38th day of our journey and we reached New York Port at 12/30 p.m. about
three hours later than the scheduled time.