Morning Walk

February 21, 1976, Mayapura
Prabhupada: ...mind, don't express. Don't disclose. And besides that, we should not think anyone as our enemy. They are misled. Let us do our own duty. Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna... Who has broken this? [Break] ...disease. Just like a man is diseased, and a surgeon is operating. He's calling by ill names, "You rascal, you sala, you barja(?), you are killing me." So that does not mean he'll stop his business. And when he's relieved: "Oh, you are my friend. You have done so good. You are not my sala." Just see.
Acyutananda: Why do they say "sala"?
Prabhupada: Sala is a abominable term. Sala means wife's brother.
Acyutananda: Why is that abominable?
Prabhupada: The country, you see? But advanced devotee, they'll not think anyone as enemy. You see? Diseased man... pisaci paile yena mati-cchanna haya, maya-grasta jivera haya se bhava udaya. Just like one is ghostly haunted. He talks all nonsense. [break] ...proposal, there cannot be any two opinions. Let them join, anyone.
Prabhupada: Yes. Come on. Money problem, we shall solve. You come and join. Preach. Where is the objection?
Acyutananda: In America that is called "entrepreneur."
Prabhupada: What is that?
Acyutananda: If you back and forward another man to... Usually it's in entertainment, to be a famous actor or a singer, then a man will be behind, supplying money and publicity and everything.
Prabhupada: [break] ...well, let them translate all our English literature. We shall publish in Bengali.
Acyutananda: I don't think they have that.
Prabhupada: Ah, yes.
Acyutananda: They're not educated.
Jayapataka: Parvat.
Acyutananda: Who is that?
Jayapataka: The one that calls me "prabhu."
Acyutananda: Parvat. Parvat, yes.
Prabhupada: He has not such quandary. [break] ...he'll come with us, work with us.
Acyutananda: And if they think their matha will deteriorate, then Prabhupada has offered...
Prabhupada: Yes.
Acyutananda: ...to maintain the temples.
Prabhupada: Yes. Let their men work. Whatever expenditure is required, we shall give. There is no disturbance. Money is power. That we have got.
Prabhupada: By the grace of...
Acyutananda: Hrdayananda Maharaja mentioned that before you went to America, Indians were not interested. And now you have come back with money, so they are willing to hear.
Prabhupada: Money is the strength all over, all over the world. America is prestigiouswhy? They have got money. So we, I have got American disciples. Why shall I not have money? If America, a guru of the Americans remains poor, it is contradictory.
Prabhupada: It cannot be.
Acyutananda: [break] ... Krsna books, Gita, Nectar of Devotion, Isopanisad, Bhagavatam volumes.
Yasodanandana: This Nectar of Devotion is a big seller.
Acyutananda: And the science..., Damodara Svarupa's, everyone taking.
Yasodanandana: Also the Isopanisad.
Prabhupada: What do they say about, after reading?
Acyutananda: We... Well, we presented that "If anyone doesn't believe in God, you must show this book."
Prabhupada: Yes.
Acyutananda: "Or if you cannot convince another, you must have this book to convince any atheist of the science, of the proof of God," everybody goes to that. And Isopanisad, we say, "If you do not understand if God is a person or not person, read Isopanisad."
Prabhupada: Oh, very good.
Acyutananda: And then they pick it up. We tease them. And Nectar of Devotion also.
Prabhupada: Science of...
Acyutananda: Of how to train the mind.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Acyutananda: And...
Devotee (1): Agamas.
Acyutananda: Yes, and...
Prabhupada: Practice devotion.
Yasodanandana: Because it is a thick book which is also not so expensive, people like it very much.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Yasodanandana: Also with color illustrations.
Prabhupada: Now you can give still cheaper, when you print here.
Acyutananda: Yes, that is what we were wondering.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Acyutananda: If we have...
Prabhupada: What price you are selling?
Yasodanandana: Twelve rupees.
Acyutananda: Twelve rupees.
Prabhupada: Twelve rupees. So you can sell, ten rupees, eight rupees.
Acyutananda: Now the one, when...
Prabhupada: Still, you keep profit, two, three rupees.
Yasodanandana: Oh, yes, always. We always make sure of that.
Acyutananda: When the Teachings of Lord Caitanya, small size, came, something happened, but it cost us from the BBT... How much does the Teachings of Lord Caitanya cost us?
Yasodanandana: That's very expensive.
Acyutananda: It's very expensive.
Yasodanandana: That's about twenty-two rupees that we have to pay, and we cannot resell it for twenty-eight rupees.
Prabhupada: No, no, no...
Acyutananda: Twenty-two rupees, we shall pay.
Prabhupada: We shall print. It will cost not more than ten to twelve rupees.
Acyutananda: Must be. Then we'll... Many people will take that. It is also... It is about ninety pages' index, which has increased the volume of the book.
Yasodanandana: Ninety?
Acyutananda: Ninety.
Yasodanandana: In India they don't care for index.
Prabhupada: No, index is liked by scholarly people.
Yasodanandana: Yes.
Prabhupada: It will be liked by scholarly men. (end)

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