760812 - Conversation B - Tehran

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



760812R2-TEHRAN - August 12, 1976 - 05.46 Minutes


(Visit to Proposed Restaurant and Room Conversation)



(visit to house/restaurant which Ātreya Ṛṣi was purchasing)

Prabhupāda: You are not going to install Deity?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Not here.

Prabhupāda: Oh, not here.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: The Deity will be installed in the other place...

Prabhupāda: Oh, this is only for restaurant.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: ...which is, the company is buying. There is...

Prabhupāda: Oh, then it is all right.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: And the restaurant will be just downstairs.

Prabhupāda: Oh, yes.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Brahmacārī will be upstairs. Householders live in the other place, and the Deity will be there.

Prabhupāda: Then it is all right. Very good restaurant. But people in this land, they will come for a restaurant, customer?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes, this is very good neighborhood.

Prabhupāda: As soon as they understand, they will come.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes.

Prabhupāda: For restaurant, it is very nice. Then take it. (some conversing as lady shows them around) Very nice. Yes.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: …this is much bigger than the restaurant I saw in (indistinct). For a restaurant they could serve 300 people, just this area, just this big. I mean not at one time. (indistinct)

Prabhupāda: Downstairs for restaurant is very nice. What do you think, downstairs?

Nava-yauvana: It's got a nice kitchen, Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: Oh.

Nava-yauvana: It's a good-size kitchen, all tiled.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: That kitchens can be extended.

Nava-yauvana: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Thank you.

Nava-yauvana: And an adjoining room for storage and cutting.

Iranian lady: Tea?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: No. We don’t drink. Would you like one of these peaches, Śrīla Prabhupāda?

Prabhupāda: These?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes, that's right, that's right.

Nava-yauvana: Maybe he likes orange?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Would you prefer an orange? Can I skin this?

Hari-śauri: You can cut an orange.

Prabhupāda: No. Yes.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Orange?

Prabhupāda: Yes. Cut into pieces, and give me one.

Pradyumna: Sometimes there are amoebas on the outside. (background discussion among devotees about peeling orange)

Nava-yauvana: Location is very essential.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Nava-yauvana: In the city it is very essential.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Iranian lady: Thank you.

Prabhupāda: Good cucumber.

Devotee: Hmm.

(conversation in Farsi/French in background)

Hari-śauri: Would you like some, Śrīla Prabhupāda?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

(much background conversation)

Nava-yauvana: This is very expensive.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Nava-yauvana: This house is very expensive. Very small, and very expensive, because of artificial inflation, real estate speculation.

Hari-śauri: The cucumber is very sweet.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Hari-śauri: The cucumber is very sweet.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes, it is very good. Serve Prabhupāda some more.

Prabhupāda: No. (indistinct) (end)