Room Conversation

August 19, 1976, Hyderabad
Prabhupada: Everything is all right?
Devotee (1): Yes, Srila Prabhupada
Prabhupada: Let him dance (?). Wherefrom you are coming?
Acyutananda: From Calcutta, Mayapura, Calcutta.
Prabhupada: My health is not well.
Acyutananda: Yes, I have heard. We brought you some medicine from your sister.
Prabhupada: Oh, oh!
Prabhupada: Yes I wrote her.
Acyutananda: Yes. We have that with us.
Prabhupada: So. Everything all right?
Gopala Krsna: Everything all right to have your darsana, Srila Prabhupada. We have heard that you are not feeling well.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Acyutananda: Everyone in Calcutta, they were asking how you are. Many people they are anxious to see. We have gotten very good recent publicity there. Three days in a row.
Prabhupada: Eh?
Acyutananda: Three days in a row of front page news articles.
Prabhupada: What is they have published?
Acyutananda: Very good. Many ministers are also coming to Mayapur. Very...
Prabhupada: Here also the chief minister, many have come to see me.
Devotee: Yesterday.
Acyutananda: Yes, he is OK. (indistinct background conversation)
Prabhupada: Gradually they will appreciate. Everyone, all over the world.
Acyutananda: This was on the front page of the Ananda Bazar, five lakhs circulation.
Prabhupada: (indistinct)
Acyutananda: Front page.
Gopala Krsna: This is in the...
Prabhupada: Eh?
Gopala Krsna: This is in after all the accusations made by the...
Acyutananda: By the C.P.I. This is an answer. They came and did a full report with tape recorders, movie cameras. This newspaper.
Gopala Krsna: We can send this copy to Delhi for those ministers who wanted it.
Acyutananda: Those. Oh yes. This is the largest circulation in India.
Gopala Krsna: This probably came the big (indistinct) yesterday. (indistinct) has been closed (indistinct) xerox copies (indistinct). We'll have it translated.
Gopala Krsna: So that they can read it.
Acyutananda: Right. (kirtana in background-devotees talk in background) Also, this came the day before in the same newspaper. (indistinct)
Prabhupada: You directly do that. You (indistinct) the idea. (indistinct)
Acyutananda: And Bhavananda invited the C.P.I. [Communist Party of India] members to come to Mayapura and see for themselves.
Prabhupada: Ah!
Acyutananda: This article invites them.
Gopala Krsna: These members are now in Delhi so we can send it to them.
Prabhupada: (indistinct)
Gopala Krsna: These members are all in Delhi. And when I write the letter which you dictated, they will also enclose it.
Prabhupada: Yes. They published one English article, "Hare Krsna Movement Catches On."
Prabhupada: In Ananda Bazar.
Hari-sauri: It's that magazine called Sunday.
Prabhupada: Ha, ha.
Hari-sauri: We saw it in New York.
Prabhupada: Somewhere I saw.
Hari-sauri: New York.
Prabhupada: Very nice article.
Hari-sauri: Yes, about thirteen pages in the magazine.
Pusta Krsna: Oh, really.
Hari-sauri: Yes, very long, three quarters of the magazine.
Prabhupada: What is this?
Acyutananda: That's an income tax form. I pasted these on the back.
Prabhupada: That C.P.I. member, what does he say?
Acyutananda: Well apparently they're a little bit envious because Mayapura is becoming very popular amongst the local people. We get five thousand people now for the prasadam. And even the Congress leaders, they come here and eat with the people. They said, "This is wonderful."
Prabhupada: Where is that?
Acyutananda: At Mayapura.
Prabhupada: (indistinct)
Acyutananda: And Jayapataka is going to the villages, I gave him one bus and he is selling about six to seven hundred Gitar Gans a day.
Gopala Krsna: You'll run out of those pretty...
Jayapataka: We'll be finished in two months with those thirty thousand.
Acyutananda: And the response is wonderful within the villages. They all say, "Hare Krsna," everywhere.
Prabhupada: (indistinct)
Prabhupada: How people are receiving this movement all over the world, even (indistinct) to the communist (indistinct). They are trying to kill God, and we are putting God (indistinct) educated families.
Jayapataka: Show that other article that... This is the actual article against us.
Acyutananda: Also this came in the Statesman, the pro-vice-chancellor of Calcutta University came to Mayapura, he wants to affiliate Mayapura with the Calcutta University. This came in the Statesman. And a few days ago the vice-chancellor...
Prabhupada: It is not yet finished?
Jayapataka: That's the old picture.
Acyutananda: No, this picture's six months old.
Jayapataka: It's more than half.
Acyutananda: It's more than that.
Jayapataka: (indistinct) We've received ten lakhs so far. The building total was twenty lakhs.
Prabhupada: (indistinct)
Jayapataka: (indistinct) ...building, six times longer than our building. Two hundred rooms. [break]
Acyutananda: This is the first article. That was against us. In the same paper. Then these two came. But it was very good. Many people came to the temple. They said, "Your society is cleared." Many Bengalis, so many came, "We have read, 'Your society is cleared.' "
Prabhupada: Now (indistinct) cleared. (indistinct) (end)

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