Question: Did Prabhupada Fully Realize the Self?
Did Swami Prabhupada fully realize "the self"? If so, did he say when and how?
Answer: Prabhupada Never Forgot Krishna
A spiritual master is always liberated. In any condition of his life he should not be mistaken as ordinary human being. This position of a spiritual master is achieved by three processes. One is called sadhana siddha. That means one who is liberated by executing the regulative principles of devotional service. Another is kripa siddha, one who is liberated by the mercy of Krishna or His devotee. And another is nitya siddha who is never forgetful of Krishna throughout his whole life. These are the three features of the perfection of life. In this connection Srila Prabhupada stated, "Throughout my whole life I do not know what is illicit sex, intoxication, meat-eating or gambling. So far my present life is concerned, I do not remember any part of my life when I was forgetful of Krishna." Therefore we can understand that Srila Prabhupada is a nitya siddha who was Krishna conscious from his very birth.