Room Conversation , Vṛndāvana , 1976-09-03

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 for some time, much laughter]

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 for some time] 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]