Morning Walk , Māyāpur , 1976-02-20

Prabhupāda: Ahaituky apratihatā [SB 1.2.6].

Acyutānanda: Jāy sakal bipod.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Acyutānanda: Jāy sakal bipod.

Prabhupāda: Ah.

Acyutānanda: Bhaktivinoda... [break]

Prabhupāda: [chants japa] ...times it is speedy, sometimes slow. Therefore day and night, there's time difference. It is moving. It is not fixed.

Acyutānanda: Bhagavad-gītā's Battle of Kurukṣetra fought in which month?

Prabhupāda: That I do not know. Why?

Acyutānanda: Because they have a Gītā day, I think, in November, where they claim that they have found the day... December?

Yaśodānandana: December, beginning of December.

Acyutānanda: So that, and the eighteen days' war, and then the Uttarāyaṇa begins in the middle of January. So I was thinking that Bhīṣma was lying on the battlefield for almost a month or more.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Acyutānanda: That Bhīṣma was waiting, lying on the battlefield for about thirty or forty days. [break]

Prabhupāda: ...was to die when he liked. That was his special privilege.

Acyutānanda: What?

Prabhupāda: You die when he liked. That was the benediction upon him. And Gandhi will say dharma-kṣetra means this body.

Indian man: [indistinct] Balarāma and Subhadrā month, is that on the same, the next month, He came?

Prabhupāda: He came one sūrya-grahaṇa occasion. [break] ...in America. That is better than calling a government. What is the government? I don't care for them, these politicians. In America I never attempted to see the politicians, secretary and... Never attempted. I was sitting down under the tree and playing my dundubhi.

Dayānanda: Yes. For one year the Marquis of Zetland was interested, and then what is the use? After that, then finished.

Prabhupāda: Finished.

Dayānanda: Just five hundred pounds spent in two years, and then nothing.

Prabhupāda: Then nothing.

Dayānanda: In 1933, '34. But you have, you have done so much. Even..., even though you just had some low-class persons, you have transformed them all. And now it is a very wonderful...

Prabhupāda: The Ramakrishna Mission man came to see me. He said that "You dress like American. Otherwise nobody will take you as important."

Acyutānanda: Nikhilananda...

Prabhupāda: And "I don't want to be important. I have no dress. If you pay for it, I can dress. I have no money. I know how to dress as a European. As business man, I was doing that. But not this shabby dress. You must give me four set of nice dress, [laughter] changing every alternate day. I know how to do it, but I have no money." [end]