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Arrival Talk in Room
Mayapur, March 23, 1975
Prabhupada: ...his blessings upon you. You are fulfilling his mission. He wanted that European, American should come here. It is all Bhaktivinoda Thakura's blessing. Hare Krsna. So there is no scarcity of space for keeping all the devotees?
Bhavananda: Everyone is situated...
Bhavananda: Everyone is situated in rooms.
Jayapataka: Without these dwelling..., wall dwellings, there would have been no hope.
Prabhupada: Therefore I said, (laughter) "You must complete, and whatever amount required, I shall pay." That I could analyze. (temple bells ringing in background) [break]
Jayapataka: ...you Srila Prabhupada. Only by your mercy you have brought us to this Krsna consciousness movement.
Prabhupada: Yes. I am simply messenger. Mercy is of Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Srila Prabhupada. Before your coming they predicted, that "Somebody will bring." Maybe that somebody I am. (chuckles) Bhaktivinoda Thakura predicted. So anyway, Krsna has given us nice place. Stay here. So you producing food grains?
Jayapataka: Oh, yes.
Prabhupada: Sufficient? What about the fruit garden?
Jayapataka: Fruit garden, there is a... Many banana trees are producing their bananas, some pomegranate...
Prabhupada: You are getting banana, both unripe and ripe.
Jayapataka: Now they are all unripe. But they'll be ripe, pakka.
Prabhupada: No, there is a class...
Jayapataka: Right, the kacha kola we have..., getting very small. We have mostly the ripe bananas.
Prabhupada: And parwala?
Jayapataka: Parwala, yes.
Prabhupada: Where you are here producing parwala?
Jayapataka: Parwala, oh, across the road we get.
Prabhupada: How many... [break] One who is sincerely engaged in the service of the Lord, He gives him intelligence, "Now do this, do this." Simply we have to become sincere servant; then all dictation will come from within. Krsna is there is everyone's heart. So work sincerely and everything will make progress. Who has painted this picture?
Jayapataka: You feeling all right here?
Jayatirtha: The atmosphere here is sublime, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: Now make sublime management. (laughter) That is required now. We are now extended. We must manage very nicely. Of course, management means sincere service. Then everything will be all right. Still, we have to deal with the material world. We have to become little proper.(?) So in Calcutta the one lock was open. There was nothing. You said it is in Calcutta? Is it all right? You don't require fan. Therefore I planned two sides open, cross ventilation.
Jayapataka: Everything you plan is perfect.
Prabhupada: No. I imagine. Krsna makes it perfect. I think, "It would have been nice if it would have been like this," but Krsna... Yei prasade pure sarva asa. Long, long ago, when I was publishing Back to Godhead, one sheet, I was thinking that "What is this sheet? If it would have been like Illustrated Weekly, then it would have been nice." Now they are coming like that.
Jayapataka: Now Illustrated Weekly is nothing compared to Back to Godhead.
Prabhupada: No. (laughs) Better than Illustrated Weekly. I thought of getting some help from artist. For painting picture, I will dictate, and they will paint picture. Now Krsna has got lots of artists. So depend on Krsna. He can do everything. Krsna-Balarama. This new catalogue you have seen? They have made nice catalogue, Ramesvara prabhu. Ramesvara prabhu is very competent manager of the BBT.
Jayatirtha: Yes, he's first class.
Prabhupada: Yes. And he works very hard. That is his qualification. What is the news of our Karandhara prabhu? He's not coming?
Jayatirtha: He came. The week before we left, he came three times to the temple, twice for the evening aratik and once for the Sunday feast. He came and listened to the lecture. So he is doing a little better. [break]
Ramesvara: Scientific Basis?
Ramesvara: It is being printed now in America.
Prabhupada: Oh, you wanted to bring it?
Ramesvara: We may print it in India also.
Ramesvara: But to get it in the selling right away we printed it in America.
Prabhupada: You have brought some book? You have brought some books?
Ramesvara: Not too many of those, because they're still printing.
Prabhupada: All right.
Jayatirtha: We brought some copies of that Adi-lila, Chapter Seven. [break]
Prabhupada: This is conclusion. Because he is Arjuna, devotee, he simply understood, "Yes. Whatever You say, correct. The demons or even the gods, they cannot understand." Why Arjuna understood? That he has explained in that Eighteenth Chapter. Nasto mohah smrtim labdha tvat-prasadad madhusudana.
Trivikrama: Is he never envious?
Prabhupada: Huh? (pause) [break]
Paramahamsa: "Arjuna said, My dear Krsna, O infallible one, my illusion is now gone. I have regained my memory by Your mercy, and I am now firm and free from doubt and prepared to act according to Your instructions."
Prabhupada: That's it. He understood that "Krsna is divine. So whatever He says, that is my duty to do, not to judge Him on my platform." That is Krsna's mercy. One who does not take Krsna in the same platform as one is but accepts Krsna's personality, then he can understand. Otherwise how one can accept it that a person has expanded many millions of universes like this? Immediately they will they will take as mythology, because he's thinking on terms of his capacity, not as Krsna says. Therefore nobody could understand Krsna. We took the simple method: accept Krsna as He says. That's all. Finished. That is the main business. Our philosophy is simple because we take it, Krsna's word, as it is, that's all. And we believe it firmly: "Yes, this is the truth." To understand Krsna is not difficult. What Krsna says, you accept it. Sarvam etam rtam manye yad vadasi kesava: [Bg. 10.14] "Whatever You say, I accept it. Not only I accept it blindly, but this very thing was accepted by such great personality as Vyasadeva." (aside:) Anyone who wants to come... Simple thing. Big, big acaryas, they accepted Krsna as He is. And why shall I not accept? This is parampara system. If others have accepted Krsna as He tells, and they have become big, big acaryas, so what objection can be there from my part? What I am?
Paramahamsa: They have some completely illogical argument. Just like those people...
Prabhupada: Unfortunate. Illogical argument means unfortunate. Rascals. Therefore we say plainly, "You are all rascals." That's all. You have no discrimination. Anyone who does not believe as He is, he's a rascal. That's all. He may be happy or sorry. You don't mind. You don't make compromise. At least I do not do. If you have not full faith in Krsna, then you are a rascal, that's all, whatever you may be. The Dr. Patel does not like this, but he does not protest to me. As others say, he protests by that. It is a fact. We have no difficulty to understand Krsna and thus make our life successful. But we unnecessarily bring arguments, impediments to understand Krsna. Therefore we are unfortunate, envious of Krsna.
Paramahamsa: They say that... They become very agitated when we stress so much, in Bhagavad-gita, that Krsna is God.
Prabhupada: That means envious, envious.
Paramahamsa: Yes, envious. They say, "Why is it so...? Why do you stress...?"
"Those who are envious and mischievous, who are the lowest among men, are cast by Me into the ocean of material existence, into various demoniac species of life."
Prabhupada: All of them are going to Russia to take birth. Yes. Not Russian people are bad. That is a mistake. Some of them. Some people are good. That I have experienced. Otherwise how... (aside:) Don't do that. Otherwise how that Anatole came to become my...? And there are many like that, mostly like him. It is by artificial suppression that it has been advertised, "The Russian people are all Communist." That's not fact. That's not fact. Simply some rogues and thieves and demons, by threats... It is a country of, what is called? Terrorism. A terror. People have decided to leave this country, but they cannot leave. Mostly Russians, they want to leave that country, and some of them already done so. Many Russians have fled away. Many Chinese men have fled away. They don't like this philosophy.
Paramahamsa: Also the East Europe countries, Eastern Europe countries.
Prabhupada: Many countries. It is unnatural to deny God. It is unnatural. This is also Krsna's another magic. All such people who had any doubt about Krsna, they have been kept over there in Russia. Just like the other day there was a train crash accident. So all these rascals they are brought together in that way in a train or two train, and they smashed. That is... Just like Krsna did in Battle of Kuruksetra. All the rascals were brought into the battlefield and finished. (end)
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