Room Conversation

January 7, 1976, Nellore
Prabhupada: ...no taste, no vitamin, and still they eat.
Gopala Krsna: They can everything. They have canned food, canned fruits, canned...
Prabhupada: Yes. No, I have seen. Eating and remnants, it is kept in...
Tamala Krsna: Oh, yes, put in the refrigerator. And then you cook it up again with fresh foods, mixing together.
Harikesa: Is it all right if he keeps it in there and then he puts some on the plate when taking? He puts on the plate when taking?
Prabhupada: I do not know whether it is all right, but it is not all right that you eat and keep it. This is not all right.
Harikesa: He takes it from there and puts it on the plate before you eat?
Yasoda-nandana: He keeps the salt in a separate bowl. When you require it he will give you only as much as you require.
Prabhupada: Yes, that is nice.
Harisauri: That's why the bowl is there. That's what I intended to do, but I have to keep it away from the table.
Prabhupada: The principle should be that you should not leave remnants of food. As soon as it is used, it should not be used more. Otherwise it is not possible to give up. Param drstva nivartate [Bg. 9.59]. I am eating something not very superior, but if I get the chance of eating something superior, then I give up this inferior. So there is no question of making it vacant or void. To fill up the place with better thing.... So when you think of Krsna, then you forget maya. Otherwise you are entrapped with maya. Why Krsna says, man-mana bhava mad-bhakto? Mam eva ye prapadyante. This is wanted. As soon as you become anyabhilasi, then it becomes difficult. Where is that knife? Give me one amroot(?). Cut into pieces and get...
Tamala Krsna: I think these are from the local..., growing here.
Prabhupada: That we should be very careful, that we should think of Krsna only, not of maya, in everything. No more strength. Satatam kirtayanto mam [Bg. 9.14]. Avismrti-krsna-padaravindayoh ksinoty abhadrani. We are in the abhadra, maya. But avismrti-krsna-padaravindayoh ksinoti. The thinking of maya will gradually finish. Avismriti-krsna-padaravindayoh ksinoti... No, no, I said that you give these pieces, little, little. I'll do it myself. These pieces, this amroot(?), yes.
Harisauri: This. I'll give it out.
Prabhupada: So no vismrti. Avismrti. Vismrti is ignorance. Avismrti.
All right. (end)

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