Morning Walk

February 20, 1976, Mayapura
Prabhupada: Ahaituky apratihata.
Acyutananda: Jay sakal bipod.
Prabhupada: Eh?
Acyutananda: Jay sakal bipod.
Prabhupada: Ah.
Acyutananda: Bhaktivinoda...
Prabhupada: Hare Krsna Hare Krsna... [break] ...times it is speedy, sometimes slow. Therefore day and night, there's time difference. It is moving. It is not fixed.
Acyutananda: Bhagavad-gita's Battle of Kuruksetra fought, in which month?
Prabhupada: That I do not know. Why?
Acyutananda: Because they have a Gita day, I think, in November, where they claim that they have found the day... September?
Yasodanandana: December, beginning of December.
Acyutananda: So that and the eighteen days' war, and then the Uttarayana begins in the middle of January. So I was thinking that Bhisma was lying on the battlefield for almost a month or more.
Prabhupada: Eh?
Acyutananda: That Bhisma was waiting, lying on the battlefield for about thirty or forty days. [break]
Prabhupada: ...was to die when he liked. That was his special privilege.
Prabhupada: He would die when he liked. That was the benediction upon him. And Gandhi will say dharma-ksetra means this body.
Indian man: Balarama and Subhadra month, is that on the same, the next month, He came?
Prabhupada: He came one surya-grahana occasion. [break] ...in America. That is better than calling a government. What is the government? I don't care for them, these politicians. In America I never attempted to see the politicians, secretary and... Never attempted. I was sitting down under the tree and playing my dundubhi.
Dayananda: Yes. For one year the Marquis of Zetland was interested, and then what is the use? After that, then finished.
Prabhupada: Finished.
Dayananda: Just five hundred pounds spent in two years, and then nothing.
Prabhupada: Then nothing.
Dayananda: In 1933-34. But you have, you have done so much. Even, even though you just had some low-class persons, you have transformed them all. And now it is a very wonderful...
Prabhupada: The Ramakrishna Mission man came to see me. He said that "You dress like American. Otherwise, nobody will take you as important."
Acyutananda: Nikhilananda...
Prabhupada: "And I don't want to be important. I have no dress. If you pay for it, I can dress. I have no money. I know how to dress as a European. As business man, I was doing that. But not this shabby dress. You must give me four set of nice dress, (laughter) changing every alternate day. I know how to do it, but have no money." (end)

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