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.
Akṣayānanda: Here in the temple specifically. Haihaya has been concentrating. He's very good.
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]