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760903 - Conversation A - Vrndavana

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

760903R1-VRNDAVAN - September 03, 1976 - 16:12 Minutes

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.

Prabhupāda: Locally?

Akṣayānanda: Here in the temple specifically. Haihaya has been concentrating. He's very good.

Prabhupāda: Hindi?

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)