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701226 - Conversation (partially recorded) - Surat

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

701226R1-SURAT - December 26, 1970 - 01:44 Minutes

Prabhupāda: Why not preach in a systematic way under government patronage? I am alone trying for it.

Indian man: I would just request you, if you can give some idea as to how we could do this in practice; otherwise it is . . .

Prabhupāda: No, no. You cannot see how I am doing this Bhagavad-gītā As It Is? We don't misinterpret Bhagavad-gītā . . . (indistinct)

Indian man: Well . . . Hare Kṛṣṇa, our in the bhajan Hare Kṛṣṇa we did. Perhaps we did with the boys and girls, not with adults.

Prabhupāda: No, no. You have seen our book, Bhagavad-gītā As It Is?

Indian man: And the preachers will not be proper present.

Prabhupāda: No. No. I can train them. My submission is that this movement is acceptable all over the world.

Indian man: Yes, yes.

Prabhupāda: That is experimented. Why not government gives this movement in a systematic way? I am trying alone in my own, individual way.

Indian man: That is the . . . (indistinct)

Prabhupāda: Government could understand it . . . (indistinct) . . . that this important . . . is very, very important from religious side, and people are eager for it.

Indian man: Well the government difficulties, this being a secular state . . . you see, the difficulty would be . . .

Prabhupāda: First of all accept Bhagavad-gītā. We are speaking on the Bhagavad-gītā.

Indian man: Government . . . then government has to also . . . (indistinct) . . . book . . .

Prabhupāda: Then why the . . . (indistinct) . . . did not accept another religious books? (break) (end)