Room Conversation [Partially Recorded] , Indore , 1970-12-13

Prabhupāda: We have to do, but we have to do in such a way that I may not be in inconvenience. Just take something. All right. Bring something; take one piece. That's all. Finished. You were drinking before?

Devotee: Yes, I was [indistinct].

Prabhupāda: So you don't feel any inconvenience?

Devotee: No.

Prabhupāda: That's nice. You were smoking also?

Devotee: No.

Prabhupāda: That's nice. Our students, they have very quickly given up the four principles of sinful activity. And that is actually surprising to all these so-called sannyāsīs also. They are surprised. They cannot give up tea-drinking, smoking. Still, they are passing on as spiritually advanced.

They are still servant of smoking and tea, and they have become God. Just see the fun! "Nārāyaṇa." They address one another, "Nārāyaṇa." [laughter] "You are Nārāyaṇa. I am Nārāyaṇa. There is no trouble because you are Nārāyaṇa." So begin.

[break] Others not. Your father.

Child: My grandfather.

Prabhupāda: So aśakti...?

Child: [indistinct]

Prabhupāda: Heh? Ah. [end]