Morning Walk

December 28, 1976, Bombay
Giriraja: He made another point that in Krishna Shankar Sastri's compiling of the commentaries, commentators, that Sridhara Svami is given the first position.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Giriraja: But he says that is because he was the first. But it does not mean he was the best.
Prabhupada: (laughs) It's nonsense. Unless one is best why he should be given first? Any... If there is any meeting, the most important man is given the first position. At least out of respect. Everyone has given first position. Caitanya Mahaprabhu has therefore praised. What is his nonsense arguments?
Yasomatinandana: There are two other versions of Bhagavatam. There also, Sridhara Svami has been considered the best commentator.
Prabhupada: Yes. Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepts. Svami na mane yei jana vesyara bhitare. Everyone has given. Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, iti svami carana kahe.(?) Jiva Gosvami, all authorities, they accept. And why they are criticizing Sridhara Svami?
Giriraja: That is the main point.
Prabhupada: That is the main point. If you can criticize Sridhara Svami, then your criticism, why you take the criticism. Then others, you must be judged.
Indian devotee: Because all of the (indistinct) gurus, they are all devotees now, all of them.
Prabhupada: So what they are going to answer to this? Will you accept everything? Ask them. So when the (indistinct), but exposes you, what answer you have got? Why you are silent? Silent means acceptance. Maunam (indistinct). If I say, "You are rascal, you are thief," and if you don't reply that means you accept it. Maunam (indistinct). If you do not protest, and if you do not say anything, so such a big criticism from (indistinct) and they are silent. Why do they not go to the court? Bluff (indistinct). That means he accepts. (indistinct) has been made here? (staticvery indistinct for some time) (Hindi)
Indian devotee: He was here also with (indistinct) Maharaja.
Prabhupada: Another (indistinct) also. (indistinct)
Indian devotee: He is son of (indistinct) Maharaja, but he is very envious. Very, very envious. I went to him, I remember.
Prabhupada: They are envious of the Gaudiya Sampradaya. Because of (indistinct) Since a long time.
Yasomatinandana: But they cannot say anything against Gaudiya Sampradaya because Vallabhacarya glorified Caitanya Mahaprabhu. They cannot say anything against Caitanya Mahaprabhu because Vallabhacarya glorified Him.
Prabhupada: No. He has written to (indistinct)?
Giriraja: Yes. He made another point, that is Vallabhacarya actually considered Caitanya Mahaprabhu as his superior. Then after this incident, still, he criticized Sridhara Swami. So that means he did not accept Caitanya Mahaprabhu as superior.
Prabhupada: There is no question of accept. He was plainly defeated. Because he said that (indistinct). Even Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepted his invitation after this. He also invited and he also (indistinct) ...talk like that. Not only that, Caitanya Mahaprabhu criticized, but as soon as Vallabhacarya invited, He accepted. There was no enviousness. Rather friendly, sometimes they call others are (indistinct). Otherwise why Caitanya Mahaprabhu would accept invitation from Vallabhacarya. But they are habituated to criticize (indistinct). That Caitanya Mahaprabhu chastised him: "Why should you think like that?" In a friendly way. (indistinct) They are still criticizing Sridhara Swami, and if others criticize them, "Why you are criticizing Sridhara Swami?" There is no answer. This is the position. (indistinctonly fragments of conversation audible for some time)
Hari-sauri: They have no (indistinct) because they even refute one other in the sastra. They would criticize that Krsnadasa Kaviraja made mistakes when he wrote the Caitanya-caritamrta.
Prabhupada: They say like that?
Hari-sauri: Yeah, he said that he didn't know he wrote the wrong version in the section about Vallabhacarya and that the real version is somewhere else.
Prabhupada: (indistinct)
Hari-sauri: Yeah, well they don't accept the Caitanya-caritamrta.
Prabhupada: (indistinct) They don't accept, we don't accept you. The whole world is accepting Caitanya-caritamrta (indistinct) all over the world, not just (indistinct). All over the world. (indistinct-fragmentary for some time)
Giriraja: They're having a ceremony of bringing the flag.
Devotee: Again?
Giriraja: Yes. From the Nathadwar, Bombay, at some place. They invited us to do kirtana.
Prabhupada: You may go. You have no...? You can go.
Gopala Krsna: Last time they would not let us distribute our magazines when they had it in Shrimati Morarji's house. They had the same ceremony in Shrimati Morarji's house here about a year ago and they didn't like our book distribution there.
Prabhupada: What this time where it will be held?
Giriraja: This is an organization. Last time was Shrimati Morarji's personal...
Prabhupada: Private house. This is organized function you ask them a place to show our books. If they deny then we don't go. Hare Krsna. [break]
Radha-vallabha: This one parade in Los Angeles, the Rose Bowl, they distribute thousands of books on this one day. What happens is all the karmis get out there, sometimes the night before, at least very, very early in the morning. They line both sides of the road.
Prabhupada: To see?
Radha-vallabha: To see yes. Approximately a million people. About a million people, they're just lining both sides of the road and the street is empty before the parade. So this year we're going to have the gurukula boys do a kirtana and go right up the road. So one million people will see the sankirtana party.
Guru dasa: And then it will be on television.
Radha-vallabha: It will probably be on television.
Hari-sauri: They have a similar parade in Melbourne like that called a Moomba. Three-quarters of a million people come for it and the whole city closes down. And they line up and down the main road and then they have a parade of floats. So they invited that we could put a float in so Bali Mardana said he would try and get the ratha cart in. Three-quarters of a million people seeing Lord Jagannatha.
Guru dasa: Why don't you do that in Los Angeles? (end)

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