Morning Walk , Tehran , 1975-03-15

Prabhupāda: Fools, they assemble together, and people are unhappy. Democracy. Eh? Communist?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: But they have some sort of democracy themselves.

Prabhupāda: They are dictators. Actually, Stalin's dictatorship was going on.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: It's all dictatorship.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Democracy is also dictatorship, but by elections. They elect a fool...

Prabhupāda: [laughs]

Ātreya Ṛṣi: ...and then he can be..., do whatever he wants. [indistinct] powerful as a king. [break]

Prabhupāda: The sacrifice means the animal slaughter has to be made in the mosque, is it not?

Devotee: Yes. I think so.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Devotee: It has to be made under special conditions. [break]

Prabhupāda: ...they can be turned into Vaiṣṇavas. [break] Young preachers, hopeless [break] ...real thing, and people follow, then everything is perfect.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes, then you can rule the world.

Prabhupāda: Yes. [break] ...side combined together it is very pleasing. [break] Eh?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Tehran used to be very beautiful before there were so many cars. Very clear, very clear. And the land, when I was a child, the land was very, very cheap here. So now it is, everything, very, very expensive and very polluted with car.

Prabhupāda: Due to the cars?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes.

Devotee: Everyone was a farmer, now everyone is a factory worker.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes. So it was very nice, very clear and very nice.

Prabhupāda: Again let them become farmers. [break]

Ātreya Ṛṣi: The mornings were largely very cool, very cool, and during the day it was very hot. The mornings were always very clear and cool. [devotees chanting japa in background] [break]

Prabhupāda: Enquire.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes, we [indistinct]. [break]

Prabhupāda: ...questions.

Devotee: We're going to help him write it. [break]

Prabhupāda: In India, Tirupati, I think that Deity is richer than many kings in the world. Daily, 100,000 rupees, not less, daily. [break] ...few kings who has got so much money? If you organize, you can take the whole income for cause of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, if you are really organized. That is possible.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Where is this temple?

Prabhupāda: In South India.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: South India. [break] [indistinct] and searching, searching you'll find in modern [indistinct] very hard penalties. For industrialists, they are making life very difficult.

Prabhupāda: Where? Where?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: In India.

Prabhupāda: In India. Oh.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: One industrialist friend, Patel's friend, who has come to Tehran, I visited him. Very, very rich industrialist. He built a temple, very nice temple, he said, and then the government was not pleased that he has built a temple, and they came and searched his house and gave him twenty million rupees' penalty.

Prabhupāda: For constructing a temple?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Well, for taxes and things. But their real reason was they were not happy that he was spending his money to construct a temple. I don't think even [indistinct] permit this Juhu Beach.

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Juhu Beach temple? You couldn't get permit?

Prabhupāda: I don't mind. Our work is going on. It doesn't matter. [end]