Room Conversation
Bombay
26 Mar

Prabhupada: ...condition was so, still I thought... Still I am eighty-percent not good. But twenty percent.

Tamala Krsna: It's very strange even now, because it doesn't seem to be anything apparently wrong, yet it's not good health. You know, like in Mayapura you were very visibly ill, from fever and so many other things. So those visible symptoms have gone, but still, full health is not...

Prabhupada: Strength, strength. That requires a little time.

Tamala Krsna: I think it just requires some gradual recuperation. And also I think, Srila Prabhupada, if there is still a chance of going to Kodaikano for a month, you should take that opportunity.

Prabhupada: Yes.

Tamala Krsna: It may be Krsna's will that you... I think that if for one month you are under the care of Dr. Ghosh in a very first class healthy weather...

Prabhupada: I think also. He is a very kind doctor. Whole family is attentive. Living is... That we have already discussed. Trees also live for many years. That is not wanted. To live for living forever, that is wanted. Yad gatva na nivartante tad dhama paramam mama [Bg. 15.6]. That should be the human endeavor, not this dog race, changing condition, from four legs to four wheels. This logic was never taught, from four legs to four wheels. They are astonished.

Tamala Krsna: And anthills. Yes, it's a very unique presentation of the philosophy. They have never heard it so nicely adapted to the modern situation.

Prabhupada: So they have got farther two days, so I think they will be able to do it. That, my, apartment in Juhu.

Tamala Krsna: Oh, there is no question. Actually, they were ready tomorrow.

Prabhupada: Still to...

Tamala Krsna: Finished completely. We'll be going there tomorrow morning to see how much they've done today.

Prabhupada: Some first-class ḍab should always be in stock in the refrigerator.

Tamala Krsna: Keeping cold. Yeah, the Marwaris, they always drink cold. They always keep in the refrigerator. I'll tell them to do that.

Prabhupada: This misri water and ḍab water.

Tamala Krsna: Very good.

Prabhupada: Always ready. That will clear my urine. That I have experimented. And I don't require that exacting tablet. That tablet by chemical reaction exacts. And when there is no urine, it exacts blood.

Tamala Krsna: That's what's wrong with these modern medicines. They work mechanically. They don't take consideration of the particular conditions.

Prabhupada: But this misri water, ḍab water, that is natural. So you keep in stock ḍab water, misri water always. Our, this scientific program is giving me extra strength to preach Krsna consciousness.

Tamala Krsna: It seems like you are giving more stress to science in recent years than previously.

Prabhupada: That is required for convincing the modernized man. To ordinary man, the logic, "There is no God, I cannot see," that we have defied.

Tamala Krsna: Oh, yeah. That you defied years ago, from the beginning.

Prabhupada: There is child, there is mother—there must be father. There is no logic. This is logic. Because without father there cannot be the child. Three things required—mother, father and child. Child means must be father and mother. Mother is there, the child is born, where is the father? We know who is father, what is His name, what is His activities. That is our advancement. And "We do not know," that means you are not a respectable, wise chap. You do not know your father's name. Any respectable man in the court or anywhere, the father's name immediately... "Your name?" "Yes." "Your father's name?" Is it not? If he does not know his father's name, that means he is not a respectable. He has no respectable position. Anyone who does not know what is God, he is just like the same child who does not know his father's name. Father must be there. That you do not know. You do not know, that is your foolishness. So anyone who does not know who is his father, what is God, he is not a respectable man. It may be that you have not seen your father, but you cannot deny, that without father you were born. This is no logic. Is that logic?

Tamala Krsna: No.

Prabhupada: Logical.

Tamala Krsna: They don't know what the meaning of logic is.

Prabhupada: Orphan. Orphan means, does it, he has no father? He does not know who is his father.

Tamala Krsna: Orphan means doesn't know.

Prabhupada: We are not orphans. We are taken care of by our rich father, very wise father, very rich father, able father. We are not forlorn orphans. We have got respectability. And we offer our respect to father. We depend on father. We are safe. Everyone can become safe. The opportunity is offered. If you don't take, that is your misfortune. We are offering, "Every one of you can become safe, safely protected by the father, Krsna." Aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksa... [Bg. 18.66]. Why don't you take advantage? That is your misfortune. If you want to remain unfortunate, don't (indistinct). These rascals, they want to remain. We have got knowledge for understanding whole philosophy. So try to convince this philosophy in Australia. And Krsna will help you more and more. The more you try to convince others about this Krsna consciousness, the more you become enlightened.

Hari-sauri: Yeah, I feel that... When I've done a little preaching, as soon as I speak I can feel that everything becomes clear.

Prabhupada: Yes. Krsna is giving you an opportunity to become more advanced. Take to that.

Hari-sauri: Thank you, Srila Prabhupada.

Prabhupada: You are intelligent. You have understood. Now try to transfer knowledge to the innocent persons. There must be father. That you are convinced?

Hari-sauri: Oh, yes.

Prabhupada: So you cannot deny, "There is no God." That is not possible. The earth is the mother. They say "mother country," "mother earth." And everything is coming out from the earth. Beginning from the aquatic animals, grass, they are coming from material elements, either from water or from earth. That we can see. And they are coming from fire also, but we cannot see. But they are. It is common sense. If life can come from water, fire... Fire is also one of the elements, five elements. So from fire also... Therefore it is said, nainam dahati pavakaḥ;. Because it is coming from fire, therefore fire cannot harm the living entity. So mother is there, children are there. Where is the father? This is the logic. And the father is coming personally, "Yes, I am father." Aham bija-pradaḥ; pita [Bg. 14.4]. Then where is the chance for denying the existence of father? No. There is no chance, there is no logic. And the father is so rich, so powerful, so kind. And you are not taking shelter of your father. Your actual father, so great, so rich, so intelligent, so opulent. He promises, "My dear son, you surrender, I will give you all protection." He is giving protection. Still, He is assuring, and, still you will not take shelter? That is intelligent? That is envy. Everyone can take. Everyone is suffering for misuse of their intelligence, denying the authority of God. And everyone can take advantage. We are giving them knowledge. Without any exception, everyone can take. This is our line. Accept the father, the bona fide father. Take protection from Him. He is able to give you everything. Why you are suffering? What is the logic?

Hari-sauri: They are just stubborn.

Prabhupada: Stupidity. The father is there. Not only ordinary father, but the ablest, most powerful father. And we shall not take care? We shall not take care of the property of the father? It is my right to inherit the property of the father. That is natural. And I shall deny and loiter in the street? And the greatest benefit to the human society... Because the mad son is loitering in the street without any information of the father, to bring him back before the father. That is the best. He will be happy. This is our position.

Hari-sauri: It is the best welfare activity.

Prabhupada: There is no doubt about it. Father wants, "These rascals may come back to Me," and if anyone helps the child of the father... Father wants him, and if he tries to bring his rascal son back, to get him to the father, father is pleased, he is pleased and our service is... Is it not? Greatest thing. So far other things, material adjustment, everything is there. Where is the scarcity? Work little, you get everything. Annad bhavanti bhutani. There is anna, food. Because you are in the material world, you have to work little, very little. Yajñad bhavati parjanyaḥ; [Bg. 3.14]. Keep the earth moist. You produce anything.

Hari-sauri: (laughing) It's so simple.

Prabhupada: So simple.

Hari-sauri: Put a little water and anything we want comes.

Prabhupada: If you perform yajña, the water will fall down. Even if you don't perform yajña, the water is there within ground. Moisten. And if you perform yajña, you haven't got to dig water.

Hari-sauri: They have unnecessarily complicated everything, and this has made it impossible to live.

Prabhupada: Yajñad bhavati... Why you should go three hundred miles away from your home, hanging in the daily grinding, risking life? So much labor? It is not required.

Tamala Krsna: More like an ass than a human being.

Prabhupada: This is civilization? Swarms of men, church-haters. In the morning they are coming, just like swarms of ants. Is that right?

Hari-sauri: Then in the evening again rushing home.

Prabhupada: Again going to the pigeonhole. And whole night sex, and then morning go. This is their home. And for this purpose, big, big arrangement of railway lines, this, that. Automobiles and buses and whoosh, whoosh. Unnecessary things. It is a life of great struggle.

Hari-sauri: A death sentence with hard labor.

Prabhupada: Try to understand the philosophy more and more. Read Bhagavad-gita and Bhagavata. And to your best capacity try to learn. Then you will get power more and more.

Hari-sauri: Even if we have no facility, if we are sincere, everything comes.

Prabhupada: Facility will be given. He has everything. Our father is not impotent. He is potent. The overpopulation theory, it is wrong. If the father has given birth to so many children, He knows how to provide them.

Hari-sauri: It is just an excuse to cover up their mismanagement.

Prabhupada: That's it. Our philosophy is clear.

Indian man: (Gujarati)

Prabhupada: Here is switch for the fan and light.

Indian man: Fan, light, balcony and plug. (discussion by men working on some electrical things)

Prabhupada: It is settled up now.

Indian man: Yes, sir. He has joined the cabinet.

Prabhupada: He should be given some position.

Indian man: No, he has been given already. I mean, he has joined the cabinet. That means he is one of the important portfolios.

Hari-sauri: I looked around your apartment this morning. It will definitely be ready by Wednesday morning. It's coming along very nicely.

Prabhupada: Wednesday?

Hari-sauri: Yeah. Main work now is cleaning and the kitchen.

Prabhupada: The doors have been...?

Hari-sauri: The door frames are there. They are just..., it will take tomorrow to fit, and then they'll be ready. Gargamuni's men have arrived last night, too.

Prabhupada: Yes, yes.

Tamala Krsna: Srila Prabhupada, Giriraja is still on the phone, so he says this Mr. Rajda is a real devotee and is really after you. He is very keen on being with you. And he's also prominent because he has been elected. So the thing is that supposing... Giriraja's idea is that he will be at Shivaji Park, and he will bring Mr. Rajda, and they will pick us up from here. And that way Mr. Rajda can ride with you and have further time to be with you in the car.

Prabhupada: Very good.

Tamala Krsna: So the thing is that will get us to the pandal, if everything goes on schedule, by about 8:30.

Prabhupada: That is all right.

Tamala Krsna: Which means supposing you stay there an hour, you won't get back here till about ten.

Prabhupada: What is the wrong there?

Tamala Krsna: That's all right? You won't be too tired or anything? Okay, then I'll tell him. [break]

Hari-sauri: First I'll go to Sydney, because this purchasing of the building has to be done in a few weeks, and we have to thoroughly check all the finance. And after that I'll go to Melbourne, because then the court case comes up at the end of April.

Prabhupada: From Delhi?

Hari-sauri: That I still have to decide. I'm going to ring tomorrow morning and see what the situation is at the consulate.

Prabhupada: From Delhi you can go to Singapore. From Singapore to Sydney.

Hari-sauri: Yeah. There are direct flights also, that they come, Delhi, Bombay and then straight to Perth and then Sydney.

Prabhupada: I left from Delhi to Bombay.

Hari-sauri: If you fly from Delhi, they come Delhi, Bombay, Perth, Sydney, like that.

Prabhupada: Perth. Oh.

Hari-sauri: Yes. Instead of going to the Far East, they go straight to Perth. And then refuel and then go on.

Prabhupada: So Perth is nearer.

Hari-sauri: Yeah.

Prabhupada: I have been in Perth.

Hari-sauri: Yeah, you were there for ten days about two years ago. (aside:) Prabhupada is thinking of going to Australia?

Devotee: I don't know.

Hari-sauri: We had a center there for a short time.

Prabhupada: Very good place.

Hari-sauri: Yeah. Generally now we just send our book distributors, and actually it is one of the best places for distribution.

Prabhupada: Amogha. Amogha goes?

Hari-sauri: No, he is doing college programs mainly in Melbourne now. But the BBT distribution party, sometimes they collect three or four hundred dollars a day, each man.

Prabhupada: Oh.

Hari-sauri: It's very rich. Because in the northwestern Australia, there is lots of mining towns, and Perth is the only place that they can come to spend their money. So we can collect lots of money. It's very good.

Indian man: Srila Prabhupada (Hindi).

Prabhupada: Nei. Develop farms.

Hari-sauri: There's an eight-hundred-acre farm we are getting in Australia. The devotees are very enthusiastic for it, because in the past we haven't been able to make so many new devotees. They are not very much attracted to living in the cities in Australia. But they think that the farm... Then that will expand a lot. Probably this region we can grow everything, fruits, all kinds of tropical fruits, and cows.

Prabhupada: Fruit, grains and milk. Vegetables. Finished everything.(?)

Hari-sauri: Flowers... Svarupa Damodara was also suggesting that in a little while I might like to arrange a tour of the universities there, for he and Madhava and Sadaputa. Then it will be very good. Because there is a man that Svarupa Damodara used to study under who is in Metrope(?) University in Melbourne. So I can arrange something there. (end)