Morning Walk Around Grounds

August 2, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm)
Prabhupada: It requires much water. Then sow grains. [break]
Devotee (1): This is from the previous owner, Prabhupada. He's agreed to take the grapes away. He is simply finding another place for them. It's part of the contract we made with him that he had to move them.
Prabhupada: This land?
Bhagavan: That is the proprietor's land on this side.
Prabhupada: And he does not find any land to move the grapes.
Bhagavan: What was that, Srila Prabhupada? He has so much land?
Devotee (1): There is a law by which it's very difficult to move grapes anywhere. So he's trying to get permission from the maire to do it. [break]
Bhagavan: ...built a big factory here to engage people who were socially misfit, and he was making all kinds of plastic toys. So when we moved in we suggested that he help manufacture Spiritual Sky. So now almost his whole factory is being used. Many young Indian boys who have come to France looking for something, they had no money. So he has employed them here. So they're working, they've brought their families.
Prabhupada: They're established.
Bhagavan: Yes, and he's building them houses. (breaks)
Prabhupada: I think it's unusual in Europe.
Bhagavan: It's like this every July and August, very sunny. During these months most people in Europe come to France. [break] ...storage house.
Prabhupada: What does he manufacture?
Bhagavan: Manufactures boats and plastic things.
Prabhupada: What is box?
Devotee (2): Spiritual Sky, incense boxes.
Bhagavan: It's a quarry for stone. The same kind of stone that the chateau is built from.
Prabhupada: Oh.
Bhagavan: This is the factory here.
Prabhupada: Factory of the proprietor? The proprietor?
Bhagavan: Yes, and he rents to Spiritual Sky.
Devotee (3): These incense packs, we are reorganizing the stock now.
Prabhupada: Where you are selling?
Devotee (3): Everywhere in France. We're doing now also Germany and also Holland and Belgium.
Prabhupada: Where it is printed?
Hari-sauri: These are all from the U.S. I think.
Devotee (3): No, it's from France. We started a few months ago. Everything now is organized in France.
Prabhupada: These are all essential oils?
Devotee (3): Yes, this is all perfume here. We have pure sandalwood from India. It is getting very expensive now.
Devotee (2): This is our Indian package, Radha-Krsna.
Devotee (4): We're changing the design on this package, we have Gopal Krsna.
Prabhupada: But it is nice, why you are changing it? Unnecessary spending is not... [break] ...the sticks?
Devotee (3): From China.
Prabhupada: What are in these bags?
Devotee (3): We're specializing in henna.
Prabhupada: Honey?
Devotee (3): Henna. We're going to produce ten different coloring henna. [break] ...leaf of acacia making noncoloring hena.
Prabhupada: Where you get?
Devotee (3): This is coming from India I think. But there's much acacia in France, and so we're going to pick it ourselves. This will make us a producer, which will increase our profit.
Bhagavan: Spiritual Sky is paying right now almost eighty thousand dollars a year to the association here.
Prabhupada: Very good.
Devotee (3): This is..., we're doing a cheaper line called Scented Garden, and the more expensive, this is for the cheaper customers.
Prabhupada: This is scent?
Devotee (4): They're different.
Devotee (5): This is the cheaper oil. (laughter)
Devotee (3): This belongs to the previous owner of the chateau. He let us use these machines. He also helps us make very nice stands for displaying. These here are some for putting in the coloring, make them different colors. These come from India also.
Prabhupada: What is this, sand?
Devotee (3): This belongs to the owner. [break]
Bhagavan: It stays light until quarter to eleven here.
Prabhupada: Like Moscow also. I was there in June or July(?). Sarasvati, you like this place?
Hari-sauri: You like this place?
Sarasvati: Yes.
Prabhupada: What is this?
Devotee (3): This is bath oil, putting in the bath. Sandalwood. And this is the more expensive quality. (laughter) This is actually pure sandalwood, a little diluted.
Prabhupada: Jagadisa's son?
Hari-sauri: You want to ride in the palanquin?
Prabhupada: Yes. We can sit down on the plank... [break] Snake here?
Devotee (5) : There are some, yes.
Devotee (2): There's a big one in the forest. It has not got any water in it, very big.
Devotees: Snake? (laughter)
Bhagavan: He thought you said lake.
Prabhupada: Python?
Hari-sauri: He thought you said a lake. So he said there's a big one in the forest. But you were talking about a snake.
Prabhupada: Snake, yes. There is a big snake here? (laughter)
Hari-sauri: No. He was talking about a lake, for water.
Prabhupada: Yes. (end)

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