760407 - Morning Walk part Hindi - Vrndavana

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



760407MW-VRNDAVAN - April 07, 1976 - 14.10 Minutes



(Walk in Ranga Gardens) (Hindi Parts Translated into English)


Prabhupāda: ...and on top?

Indian 1: The top is for residence. Earlier he used to stay...

Indian 2: Maharajaji used to stay before.

Prabhupada: Who Maharaj?

Indian 2: What was his name? Jagad guru or something. He has made his asrama now

Prabhupada: Jagad guru.

Indian 1: The one who made his asrama.

Indian 2: Śrī sampradaya’s Maharajaji.

Prabhupada: Ok.

Indian 1: He used to stay on rent. There is problem of water supply otherwise it will go on rent.

Prabhupada: What is the rent?

Indian 1: Thirty rupees a month!

Indian 2: Thirty rupees a month. (laughs)

Prabhupada: Oh! There is problem of water supply?

Indian 2: The water has to be brought from far, there are a lot of wells, but it has to brought from far. The well is outside the gate (of the temple).

Prabhupada: So we can take it (on rent).

Indian 2: Why not Maharaja? Why not?

Prabhupada: So kindly make arrangements for that.

Indian 1: Ok.

Indian 2: Will be done.

(Hindi with Indians) (break) ...dozen carts.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: It looks like it came from here. (break)

Prabhupāda: ...cannot say Hare Kṛṣṇa. There is such competition.

Indian 1: Maharajaji is saying that the room at the back be made available on rent to them. And we will make this garden allright.

Indian 3: Will talk to the Manager.

Prabhupada: Ok.

Indian 1: Tell Babulal about the garden...(indistinct)

Indian 3: So rent, what?

Indian 1: Only that portion on rent... the residence at the back, where Raghunath acarya used to stay.

Indian 3: So why are you renting it?

Prabhupada: We have so many people. Not able to manage there.

Indian 3: Ok.

Prabhupada: Sometimes they stay here and there, Fogla asrama, here there.

Indian 3: that’s why?

Prabhupada: Yes that’s why. (Hindi with others) I like this garden very nice.

Indian men: Yes, your men will stay there. (indisticnt)

Prabhupada: No I can also stay here.

Indian 3: I will talk to the manager today.

Prabhupada: Do that. (Hindi conversation) It is maintained very nicely. We can get flowers. These flowers, there Krishna Balarama, here Ranganathji, can be used for all of them.

Indian: oh yes! Very beautiful flowers...(indistinct)

Prabhupada: (Hindi conversation) Water is supply there? (Hindi) Is there a well? Is there a well?

Indian man: There are two wells. (Hindi conversation) Farming is done there. There is one kuccha garden and another is pukka garden.

Indian: The river is very near. Just after that garden, Yamunā.

Prabhupāda: So the water must be sweet here.

Indian: Yes please. Very nice…

Indian: Sweet….not very. Earlier it was very sweet but now it is empty.

Indian man: 400 men? Oh!

Prabhupada: That’s why it is not enough.

Indian man: So one has to share.

Prabhupada: Hmm. We are buying more land to make homes but it is not there now. There is no possibility now.

Indian man: ok.

Prabhupada: (Hindi conversation) These people, they like Vṛndāvana.

Indian man: These people like Vrindavana a lot.

Indian man: Ok.

Prabhupada: That’s why I want that.

Indian man: Vrindavana is such a dhama that who will not like it.

Prabhupada: Yes.

Indian man: It is such a place.

Prabhuapda: ramya kacid upasana. Vrindavana dhama.

Indian man: You are leaving for America on the 11th.

Prabhupada: Yes.

Indian man: It will be difficult to confirm in 4 days.

Prabhupada: No, if you confirm, our men will be staying here, they will do everything.

Indian man: (Hindi conversation) What is our telephone number?

Prabhupada: What is our telephone number?

Akṣayānanda: 179.

Indian man: 179.

Devotees: 8.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Vṛndāvana 178.

Indian man: 178. Its like this. The manager will write to the trustees, it is under a trust.

Prabhupada: Yes. This trust is well known to us, Mr S K Somani.

Indian man: Mr.Somani, Gajadharji (?) is dead now.

Prabhupada: Yes.

Indian man: He is no longer alive. His brother is there now, Bamsidharaji. And one uncles son...(indistinct)

Prabhupada: They are not trustees.

Indian man: Gajadhar is dead now.

Prabhupada: We knew him well.

Indian man: He was a very nice man, he supported Rangji temple heavily.

(Hindi conversation)

Prabhupāda: So they are not trustee. (Hindi conversation) ...Prabhupada: ...are agreeeable. Whatever you think, as you like, we can agreeex... (break)

Indian man: I will talk to them.

Indian man: The devotees collect (Hindi conversation) (man mentions monthly donation).

Prabhupada: Some monthly donation?

Indian man: Monthly donation. The building is rented.

Prabhupada: Nowadays you don’t get anything on rent.

Indian man: Now this is an old one…

Prabhupada: Old one. The temple is very beautiful.

Indian man: On the navami day there will be a fire sacrifice.

Prabhupada: What?

Indian man: On the navami day, in the afternoon you.

Prabhupada: Navami is tomorrow.

Indian man: Day after tomorrow.

Prabhupada: Ok.

(break)

Indian man: (indistinct) ...in the afternoon sometime.

Tripurāri: (laughter) I can remember from Caitanya-caritāmṛta, one devotee of Lord Rāmacandra was always chanting the name of Rāma, but Lord Caitanya convinced him to chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Prabhupāda: (laughs) There is competition like that. One will say "Hare Rāma." Another will say "No, Hare Kṛṣṇa."

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: He was very obstinate.

Hari-śauri: Or that man in Delhi.

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Hari-śauri: That man in Delhi thought we had something against Lord Rāmacandra.

Prabhupāda: (laughs) There are many versions like that. Somebody will say, "Your Rāmacandra may be very important person, but when Rādhārāṇī goes to Kṛṣṇa, Lord Rāmacandra becomes His (Her) guard with arrows." (laughter) When Rādhārāṇī goes to Kṛṣṇa, and Rāmacandra has to serve Rādhārāṇī with arrows and bows.

(pause)

Prabhupāda: This is gorur. (?)Garuda.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Śrīla Prabhupāda?

Prabhupāda: Hmm.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: What is that six-pointed star significance?

Prabhupāda: Cakra.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Oh.

Hari-śauri: What is the symbol on the right-hand side, Śrīla Prabhupāda?

Prabhupāda: I think śaṅkha.

Hari-śauri: Is that the conch, is it? (break)

Akṣayānanda: ...thread from the Deity, the old sacred thread, and they tie it on their wrist. They tie it here.

Prabhupāda: Who?

Akṣayānanda: Some of the devotees have started to do that now.

Prabhupāda: Why?

Akṣayānanda: I don't know. It's just like wearing beads. The sacred thread from the Deity, after replacing, they take the old one and they wear it here.

Prabhupāda: Who has told them?

Akṣayānanda: I don't know.

Prabhupāda: Then why you...?

Akṣayānanda: Well, I told one boy to stop it, and because I couldn't quote any authority, he keeps wearing...

Prabhupāda: No, no, there is no author... Where is his authority?

Akṣayānanda: Yes.

Prabhupāda: This nonsense should be stopped.

Akṣayānanda: Yes, I thought it was wrong. That's why I mentioned it. I wanted to make sure.

Prabhupāda: Stop this.

Akṣayānanda: Okay. Sure.

Hari-śauri: I think their idea is that because it's prasādam, it's from the Deity, that they're able to wear it like that.

Prabhupāda: That is another concoction. The sacred thread is not used like that, in ourthe hand.

Akṣayānanda: I thought it was wrong. It seems like some kind of fashion or something, concocted fashion. (break)

Hari-śauri: ...small black beads that the devotees are wearing from Rādhā-kuṇḍa. They have a string of beads made of clay from Rādhā-kuṇḍa. Are they...?

Prabhupāda: Rādhā-kuṇḍa clay is not bad.

Hari-śauri: So it's all right to wear them?

Prabhupāda: Not very constantly.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Sometimes I think, Śrīla Prabhupāda, that you're worried that one thing will lead to the next. Actually, all we have to do is follow your example.

Akṣayānanda: Yes, we don't have to add anything. What can we add?

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: What is the use of it?

Akṣayānanda: What can we add?

Prabhupāda: There is a proverb in Bengali that the crows, they eat stool. But when the crow is very young, he eats more stool. (laughter) (break) ...tendency always, how to become hippie as soon as there is little opportunity.

Akṣayānanda: Yes, it's something we have to guard against very carefully.

Prabhupāda: Don't allow them. Don't allow all these.

Akṣayānanda: Even in India people say like that: "Oh, you are hippies?"

Prabhupāda: As soon as you become hippie, immediately your all prestige will go.

Akṣayānanda: Finished, yes.

Prabhupāda: Very carefully.

Hari-śauri: The thing is, a lot of the devotees, they're not very much conscious that they're being watched by the..., very carefully by the public. (break)

Prabhupāda: (bird is singing nearby) Bird of paradise? No.

Hari-śauri: No, the bird of paradise is different.

Prabhupāda: Different. (end)