“After much hullabaloo a babaji remonstrated, ‘Siddhanta Sarasvati is not a renunciant and therefore not eligible to establish a samadhi for a renunciant.’ Prabhupada [Sidddhanta Sarasvati] thunderously retorted, ‘I am the only initiated disciple of Paramahamsa Babaji Maharaja. Even though I am not officially a renunciant I am a celibate bramacari. And by the grace of Babaji Maharaja I’m not secretly addicted to abominable habits nor engaged in fornication as are certain simian people.’ ”
At a home program in Santa Barbara, Giriraj Swami spoke about the significance of Utthana-ekadasi and discussed the mood of the great Vaisnava acarya Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji Maharaja. In the mood of Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, Babaji Maharaja would sing, kothaya go prema-mayi, radhe radhe: “O Radha, who is full of divine love, where are You?” And through his disciple Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura and his followers, especially His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, he has spread Krsna consciousness throughout the world.