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770502 - Conversation A - Bombay

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



770502R1-BOMBAY - May 02, 1977 - 79:49 Minutes


(Conversation with Shri Narayan)



Prabhupāda: (Hindi)

Shri Narayan: (Hindi)

Prabhupāda: Your wife . . .

Shri Narayan: (Hindi)

Indian lady (1): (Hindi) (Hindi conversation)

Girirāja: This is prasādam from the Deity.

Shri Narayan: Yes. (Hindi) (Hindi conversation about working in Dubai)

Indian man (1): (Hindi conversation)

Prabhupāda: Indians are intelligent . . . (Hindi) Indians . . . So, but they have sacrificed everything for . . . to imitate the Westerners. But Indian (Hindi) knowledge . . . But we have locked it. Our knowledge, we have locked it, and we are trying to imitate.

Shri Narayan: Yes, true. Imitation is not good at all. We must keep our originality and ancient culture.

Prabhupāda: (Hindi) Vedic culture (Hindi) (Hindi conversation) With great praise our books are. (Hindi conversation)

Girirāja: Twenty-three different languages.

Shri Narayan: Twenty-three different languages. (Hindi conversation)

Prabhupāda: Within ten years I have already written eighty-four books.

Shri Narayan: Eighty-four books. (rest of conversation in Hindi, with few interspersed English words) (to Girirāja) You understand what I said? Somebody should come with the . . . (indistinct) . . . the literature. Not the whole book, or the book, but some basic literature with a catalog of difficulties which are being faced from the government side. Then it will be easier. (Hindi) (Hindi conversation, with few interspersed English words as they take prasāda) Hrishikesh this side, from the hill point of view, will be better than . . . (indistinct) . . . (Hindi)

Prabhupāda: Bogilalji, he has got his house near Hrishikesh?

Girirāja: Yeah. I think near Haridwar.

Prabhupāda: So what he recommends there.

Shri Narayan: Hrishikesh is much better.

Prabhupāda: He is there now?

Girirāja: Ah, I'm not sure.

Prabhupāda: So his son is there.

Girirāja: Yes.

Prabhupāda: You can bring one blank.

Girirāja: The empty plate, yes.

Prabhupāda: What they cannot take. (Hindi conversation) It will be very great pleasure. (Hindi conversation) Daily five to six lakhs.

Shri Narayan: Five to six lakhs net income. Profit. Net income.

Prabhupāda: Nāhi net income. Sale proceeds.

Shri Narayan: Sale, sale.

Prabhupāda: (Hindi conversation) Donation, nāhi. Sales proceeds from my books. (Hindi conversation)

Indian man (1): Most of the books are sold in America or the Western countries or in our country as well?

Prabhupāda: (Hindi) Western countries. (Hindi) All universities, libraries, professors, they take it.

Girirāja: (to guests) Is there anything you can't take? (referring to prasāda leftovers)

Shri Narayan: Whatever comes to take in this . . .

Girirāja: I mean don't want to take.

Prabhupāda: (Hindi) (pause) So for all your difficulties, you approach Shriman Narayan. He is the right person. (Hindi conversation, with few interspersed English words)

Girirāja: We got the IOD today.

Prabhupāda: Ācchā. Then should begin. (Hindi, explaining about the 10 ft of disputed land and the Municipality) (Hindi conversation) So that question they have now satisfied? That road?

Girirāja: Well, they're waiting for us to make an official application. But on this IOD, the condition was there that we have to hand over that 10 ft. But that was crossed out.

Prabhupāda: Then we can begin. That's all right.

Shri Narayan: (Hindi conversation)

Prabhupāda: (Hindi)

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Would they like to wash their hands?

Prabhupāda: Yes. You can wash. There is basin. You can wash. (Hindi) No, if you want to wash your hands, this . . . (Hindi) (indistinct aside) (Hindi conversation) (break) (to Girirāja) Do you understand what he is saying?

Girirāja: Yes.

Prabhupāda: For Indian government, he will help you. For local, he will help. For they are our well-wishers. So we approach these two persons for all difficulties.

Shri Narayan: Yes. We should be kept in touch what the difficulties are. I can talk to Morarji (Hindi), foreign minister . . . (Hindi conversation about permanent residenceship position)

Prabhupāda: (Hindi about going to Hrishikesh)

Shri Narayan: Dalmia, he can make arrangements. He has lot of influence in that area. His own house. (Hindi conversation)

(Shri Narayan and his associates leave)

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Everybody's appreciating this view. All the ladies were standing on the balcony.

Prabhupāda: So immediately contact Jayadal and Dalmia, and he has got a nice house. We go to Hrishikesh immediately. It is very nice. Or Patel.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Or Bhogilal.

Prabhupāda: Then we haven't got to go Kashmir.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: So first we'll contact Bhogilal, because he's in the city. If he cannot arrange, then we'll immediately contact Jayadal. Yeah, they're such close friends . . .

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: . . . they'll immediately do.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: And Hrishikesh is known to be very good. Gaṅgā is there.

Prabhupāda: So we can go there immediately. That decided.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: All right, Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: Hrishikesh is appealing. To drink Ganges water . . .

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yeah.

Prabhupāda: . . . and take bathing in the Ganges.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yeah, I immediately feel attracted to going there . . .

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: . . . 'cause it's a holy city. These other places were not so . . . This Hrishikesh is holy city.

Prabhupāda: It is nearer.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: So tomorrow I'm going into the city, anyway. I'll go and meet either Bhogilal or Pranlal. I have nice acquaintance with them, so I can meet them. Even if Bhogilal is not here, Pranlal is here.

Prabhupāda: One of them can . . .

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: He can do also.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: So I'll make arrangements. Dr. Sharma is waiting for me, Śrīla Prabhupāda, so . . .

Prabhupāda: All right, you go now.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I should attend.

Prabhupāda: You are free. Hare Kṛṣṇa. (end).