Morning Walk , Tehran , 1975-03-13
Prabhupāda: ...imaṁ rājarṣayo vidhuḥ [Bg. 4.2]. Rājarṣayaḥ, it means the saintly kings. These... Bhagavad-gītā it is said, in the Fourth Chapter, it is meant for the saintly kings, because if the king is saintly, and if he understands the philosophy of life, then he can turn the whole picture, you see. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Where is the palace? That is the palace?
Ātreya Ṛṣi: That is the palace.
Prabhupāda: Oh. Very nice.
Ātreya Ṛṣi: The inside is full of gold.
Prabhupāda: Heaps? Some... Huh? Full of gold.
Ātreya Ṛṣi: Gold, yes. [laughter]
Prabhupāda: So in Iran there is gold mine? No.
Ātreya Ṛṣi: There is some, yes. Iran has the richest copper mines, oil, richest oil, the second in the world, the...
Prabhupāda: Who is the first?
Ātreya Ṛṣi: Saudia Arabia. But we have gas, natural gas, the richest. It's so easy to take out this oil and gas. So easy, like..., easier than gold.
Prabhupāda: Yes. And it is more valuable than gold.
Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes. And then they have many, many minerals... [end]