760903 - Conversation A - Vrndavana
Prabhupāda: So, everything is going nice?
Akṣayānanda: Yes, by your grace only.
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: We have a very beautiful garden for you.
Prabhupāda: Hm. Garden? Oh.
Akṣayānanda: Guesthouse has improved very much. Now we have about twenty paying guests. And during Śrāvaṇa and Janmāṣṭamī it was completely full. Very, very encouraging.
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Actually, many of our Life Members were turned down. We met some in Delhi. They said they couldn't get in. The whole thing was full.
Akṣayānanda: They were fighting to come.
Prabhupāda: So, they are allowed three days free?
Akṣayānanda: Only. Also book distribution has improved very much.
Akṣayānanda: Here in the temple specifically. Haihaya has been concentrating. He's very good.
Akṣayānanda: Yes, Hindi magazines and what we can get.
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Viśāla alone does about two, three hundred every day.
Akṣayānanda: Viśāla is . . .
Prabhupāda: Where is our Viśvambhara? Viśvambhara is helping nicely?
Akṣayānanda: Oh, yes. Hundred percent. (break) French.
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: That's the new French Bhāgavatam on the back.
Prabhupāda: Oh. I think I have seen it.
Hari-śauri: Yes, that's the one we got in Paris, Bhagavān.
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: It looks very nice.
Prabhupāda: Oh, yes. Bank is going nice?
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: The bank.
Akṣayānanda: The bank is all right.
Prabhupāda: (Hindi with Bhagatjī) So, the gurukula building, how far it is? (Hindi conversation) You have got them, the keys? (devotees look through keys)
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: When devotees come for Gaura-Pūrṇimā . . . (Hindi with Bhagatjī) Māyāpur, Delhi, Vṛndāvana, Bombay. From Bombay back to Europe.
Bhagatjī: (Hindi) Prabhupāda? (Hindi with Gopāla Kṛṣṇa and Prabhupāda)
Prabhupāda: So let them come first of all here from Delhi.
Bhagatjī: They come first here.
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Thing is, the whole thing has to be completed in three weeks, because the American GBCs don't like . . . they think it is a very big loss financially. (Hindi) Book distribution stops completely, they are saying.
(Hindi with Bhagatjī)
Prabhupāda: Where is Hari-śauri?
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Hari-śauri? Prabhupāda wants you.
Prabhupāda: Is that correct? Is that correct key? What is that?
Hari-śauri: This one's for some of the locks on the doors.
Prabhupāda: Which door?
Hari-śauri: Ah, front door. I think it was one on the bedroom originally. They may have taken them off again.
Prabhupāda: Find out the door.
Bhagatjī: (Hindi conversation with Prabhupāda)
Prabhupāda: He is pakkā-bāṇiyā, and here is another, more pakkā. (laughter) (Hindi with Bhagatjī) . . . special quality, he's very tolerant.
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: He's very cool.
Bhagatjī: (Hindi conversation)
Prabhupāda: (to Pālikā) You have come before? Or with us?
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: With you.
Pālikā: In a bus. I have some fruits ready for you, if you'd like to take.
Prabhupāda: Yes. You have . . . (indistinct) . . . paraṭā? No. What you have prepared?
Bhagatjī: (Hindi conversation) Keep patience. I am not dishonest.
Prabhupāda: Dishonest or not . . . (Hindi) Your family is very nice.
Bhagatjī: Keep patience. I am not dishonest. (Hindi conversation)
Devotee: Your breakfast has come. Breakfast is here.
Prabhupāda: I'll take. This man, he's not . . . (indistinct) . . . Jaya.
Devotees: Jaya, Śrīla Prabhupāda.
Prabhupāda: Come (Hindi) Bala-hīnena labhya (Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad 3.2.4). (Hindi)
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: By your mercy, Balarāmajī is giving.
Prabhupāda: Nitāiyer koruṇā habe braje rādhā-kṛṣṇa pābe. These rascals, they do not know. Nitāi, balarāma hoila nitāi. So without the mercy of Balarāma, nobody can appreciate Vṛndāvana life. Jaya. (end)