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Conversations

Type:
Room Conversation
Date:
May 17
Year:
1977
Place:
Vṛndāvana

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Prabhupāda: Now you can discuss. [Hindi] [end] id2

Prabhupāda: [Hindi] id3

Indian man (1): [Hindi] id4

Prabhupāda: [Hindi about Jayānanda] …glorious death. [Hindi] What was his age? id5

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Jayānanda was about thirty-eight or forty. id6

Prabhupāda: [Hindi] I was very anxious to print my books. So he was the first one to come forward, a five hundred[?] dollar check. [Hindi conversation] What is this cloth is hanging? id7

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: It says, “Welcome, Śrīla Prabhupāda.” id8

Prabhupāda: Oh. Where is Gopāla? id9

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: He went back to Bombay. id10

Prabhupāda: [Hindi conversation] id11

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: He was in Delhi the day before yesterday. id12

Indian man (1): He came here only for one day. id13

Prabhupāda: Hmm? id14

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: He was in Delhi only about two days ago. He’ll be coming back here, he said, in about one week from now—one week to ten days. id15

Prabhupāda: [aside:] You can keep here. When Mr. Bose has come? id16

Akṣayānanda: Mr. Ghosh? id17

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Bose. id18

Akṣayānanda: Oh. Just three days ago. id19

Prabhupāda: How long he’ll stay? id20

Akṣayānanda: He wants to stay. id21

Prabhupāda: He wants, but I don’t think he wants. [laughs] It is known to me. id22

Mr. Bose[?]: No, I’ll stay. I promised them. id23

Prabhupāda: You promised them? [laughter] id24

Mr. Bose[?]: By blessings. id25

Prabhupāda: This time little advanced he has become there, Bose… Shaven-headed. [Hindi] His father was sannyāsī. He’s the first sannyāsī of Gauḍīya Maṭha. id26

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: What, Śrīla Prabhupāda? id27

Prabhupāda: His father was the first sannyāsī of Gauḍīya Maṭha, my Godbrother, Bhakti-pradīpa-tīrtha. He was very kindly. He liked me very much. [Hindi conversation] He has come. Just try to train him. [Hindi conversation] The son must be there. You are son of a very big man. The father’s quality must be there. id28

Indian man (2): [Hindi] I… Hardly I endorse. Without Your Grace, a man like me, never. I realize your now… id29

Prabhupāda: [Hindi] id30

Indian man (2): He’s so kind to me. id31

Akṣayānanda: Everything Prabhupāda does is [indistinct]. id32

Prabhupāda: He is ideal sannyāsī. I think he’s younger than you. id33

Indian man (2): Yes. As I am engrossed in this way. It is only through his grace I got extricated. It was impossible. I have got all opportunity. Still, the world has attract me in such a way that several times I promised to him; I could not extricate myself. But this time, I really strict and I last only… That strictness I found because I know it now. id34

Prabhupāda: He’s coming from government service. Ācchā. id35

Indian man (2): Because I know it now. And my father, most dearest Godbrother. He has got a very, our nickname [indistinct]. He’s a great poet. id36

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Kavi. id37

Indian man (2): Kavi. In the mission only he is to poet, no other sannyāsīs and nobody, even not Prabhupāda, any sannyāsī. But he realized it. How much love he saw, Prabhupāda. Yesterday I spoke, yesterday night. The greatest living export that has been brought down by God, it is what Bhaktivedanta Prabhupāda has… He’s such a living export, Indian culture… [Hindi] …in the world. id38

pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi grāma
sarvatra pracāra haibe mora nāma
[CB Antya-khaṇḍa 4.126]

He is the literary living translator and implemented and carried out by single person. And that single person is so much infested and imbued with such a divine power. None of us can do. It is impossible. Practically it is impossible. The Prabhupāda’s unfulfillment mission has been fulfilled by this Vedānta Prabhupāda. Śrīmad-Bhāgavata, all quotes, quotations, praising this all types of the power, all propagating the hari-nāma. And it is all-powerful by him. So there is a medium of literature, medium of professor, medium of the cinema, but still, medium of the personality who in [indistinct] presented it himself. And you, all people, that attracted by his transcendental personality. What with these social religions; there are many authorities and leaders have gone there, and social-religious reformers who practice the yoga, jñāna, karma, etcetera, etcetera. But the one person imbued and empowered fully, transcendental form, by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu Himself, and by his guru, Prabhupāda. I realized it. It is not that… Nobody can empower. And as a result our this Vaiṣṇava culture installing the Supreme as Kṛṣṇa pronounced as the mantra to worship Him. [Hindi] The nāma… If he fulfills the propagation of this out of the nāma, and then more powerful… Means that he is the more loved. This kīrtana, and more, this saṅkīrtana. These three things themselves teach us, though in one word—kṛṣṇa-nāma-saṅkīrtana is one faith. But still it has the three aspects—Kṛṣṇa, then nāma, then kīrtana, then saṅkīrtana. So he has, in his life, he exhibited, he translated, and in the world he has given this Kṛṣṇa. He has given this Kṛṣṇa. He has given the nāma. He has given the kīrtana, the saṅkīrtana which we have seen this morning, the saṅkīrtana, bahubhir militvā. Wonderful. In the Caitanya-caritāmṛta… id39

Prabhupāda: So you have got assets. You have got parentage. Everything you have got. Now do something. You have come. It is a good association. Satāṁ prasaṅgān mama vīrya-saṁvidaḥ [SB 3.25.25]. [break] But they have dedicated their life to Kṛṣṇa. That is their qualification. Bhajate mām ananya-bhāk sādhur eva sa man… [Bg. 9.30]. So their association is sādhu-saṅga . id40

Indian man (2): Real association place. [break] id41

Viśvambhara: [Hindi] id42

Prabhupāda: [Hindi] [Hindi conversation as Prabhupāda takes prasādamid43

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Is there any good cow’s milk available? id44

Viśvambhara: Oh, so much brāhmaṇa has brought so many cows. id45

Prabhupāda: He has now kept some. id46

Viśvambhara: Many cows we have got now. One Dhanañjaya bought, she is giving thirteen kilos, fourteen kilos. id47

Indian man (3): Milk? id48

Viśvambhara: Yes. I bought it from Govardhan, from Dhanañjaya. She is giving thirteen, fourteen kilos. id49

Prabhupāda: [Hindi conversation] id50

Viśvambhara: Transcendental standard, in each and every thing. [Hindi conversation] id51

Prabhupāda: [Hindi conversation] Judgment, Supreme Court, America. [Hindi conversation] And what about that Hindi translation? id52

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: That judge is making? id53

Prabhupāda: Huh? id54

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: That has to be sent. We don’t have it yet. id55

Prabhupāda: [Hindi conversation] [break] “It is folly to be wise where ignorance is bliss.” So restaurant is going on in Jalni[?] building? No. id56

Akṣayānanda: Evening, up till ten o’clock. id57

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: In the new building? In this building. id58

Prabhupāda: Eh? id59

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: It’s in the guesthouse. There weren’t many people there, though. Only about five people at lunch. id60

Akṣayānanda: Today. id61

Prabhupāda: People are not coming. id62

Akṣayānanda: It’s up and down, Prabhupāda. Sometimes it’s full. One day it’s full; one day it’s nothing. It’s not steady. This is the problem. We always invite them. We go to the people personally and invite them, and they come. id63

Prabhupāda: Anyway… id64

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I think the waiters could have been better. They’re not very… id65

Akṣayānanda: I can snap them up. id66

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: They should be a little more businesslike. [background discussion] [break] id67

Prabhupāda: …see Rādhā-Dāmodara temple. id68

Akṣayānanda: That would be nice. id69

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Maybe tomorrow, if this Jayaśacīnandana goes the first time, I can go with him. I know Gauracānda a little bit, so I can, you know, just, as your secretary, send your greetings to him. He’ll appreciate that. id70

Akṣayānanda: He’ll appreciate. id71

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I think what I’ll do is I’ll go at the time when I know they’re supposed to be making that offering. That way, I’ll see if it’s being done. Little spy work. What time is that offering made? Noontime? id72

Devotee: Yeah, noon. id73

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Twelve? [pause] id74

Prabhupāda: Then have them bring little prasādam from there. id75

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Okay. From the plate that’s offered to you? id76

Prabhupāda: Yes, from… [break] [end] id77

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