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760721 - Conversation - New York

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

760721CR-NEW YORK - July 21, 1976 - 02:17 Minutes

(in car)

Rāmeśvara: And I've been told that all the TV stations showed our Ratha-yātrā. That means millions of people saw the ratha cart. And everyone has seen it in the newspapers.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Rāmeśvara: That Newsday also had coverage. We didn't get that paper for Prabhupāda, but they also . . . this is even before their article, interview.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Oh. What about Newsweek and . . .?

Rāmeśvara: When those interviews that those reporters took are published, we'll send them to you immediately. (aside) Newsday, Associated Press and Newsweek. (break)

Prabhupāda: . . . higher to temple.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Not exactly. We'll go, probably, over the Fifty-ninth Street bridge, right?

Ādi-keśava: I think it would be better now to go through the tunnel.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Tunnel?

Ādi-keśava: Little easier ride.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: We're going over the tunnel, into the tunnel. What street is that? Fifty . . .?

Ādi-keśava: About Thirtieth Street.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: You think that's faster?

Ādi-keśava: Yes, it goes right under . . . (indistinct discussion about route) (break)

Rāmeśvara: . . . people of New York are appreciating, Prabhupāda, how you came here alone and now you have a big building with many followers. Actually the people are aware, very much aware of how you started this movement in New York.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: And were struggling personally. (break)

Prabhupāda: . . . life there is struggle. Without struggling there is no . . .

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: We should not be . . . try to avoid struggle.

Prabhupāda: No. Because we have got preaching point of view. Preaching means struggling. If it was simply bhajana, you can sit down and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa like Haridāsa Ṭhākura. (break)

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: "There's one credit that I have. I was never a lazy fellow."

Prabhupāda: Yes, throughout my life. (end)