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760626 - Conversation D - New Vrindaban, USA

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

760626VI-NEW VRINDAVAN - June 26, 1976 - 05.16 Minutes

(Marble Shop Visit)

Hari-śauri: (announces) Prabhupāda visits the marble shop. (break)

Kīrtanānanda: This is a cutting table, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Here's is a diamond saw. When you cut marble you have to use water, so it automatically shoots water out.

Devotee: You can make the cut if you want to.

Prabhupāda: This is the marble? No.

Kīrtanānanda: This is a marble base. This is what they cut on, just to make it flat. It has to be a perfectly flat table. This is part of the floor for your study room.

Prabhupāda: Oh. This is marble?

Kīrtanānanda: Yes, this is all marble, but it is glued together in little pieces, like inlaid. And this is the polishing room. (break) Take the rough marble and make it shine.

Prabhupāda: You have spent so much money. What is the price of this machine?

Kīrtanānanda: Well, there was a man, he was going out of business in Pittsburg, and I got a great deal of marble and all the machinery and everything for nine thousand dollars. It is very cheap.

Prabhupāda: Oh. Do you know how to work? No. (devotees laugh)

Kīrtanānanda: That is a heater. It's burning wood. (break)

(walking outside, kīrtana going on)

Kīrtanānanda: . . . growing mung beans in this little field over there.

Prabhupāda: Jaya. (break)

(conversation in car)

Prabhupāda: . . . horse? What do they do? Plowing?

Kīrtanānanda: Yes. They do some plowing, they do some pulling wagons. Mostly they are used in the woods for logging.

Prabhupāda: Oh. This land is very nice. For mung beans?

Kīrtanānanda: Yes, those are all mung beans up there. (break)

Children: Haribol!

Prabhupāda: (laughs) Kṛṣṇa Balarāma used to practice race with the birds.

Hari-śauri: Now our boys are racing with the cows.

Prabhupāda: This is childish game. This nature is there in Kṛṣṇa. This is their only school building?

Kīrtanānanda: This is not ours. This was an old school building, public school, but that is not our building.

Prabhupāda: This is not our?

Kīrtanānanda: Not ours. (break) . . . looks like it might clear today.

Prabhupāda: Oh. How these logs will be used?

Kīrtanānanda: Roof.

Prabhupāda: Oh. And you have to cut into planks? No. Or beams?

Kīrtanānanda: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Cylinder? Gas?

Kīrtanānanda: Gas. (end)