Car Conversation

July 21, 1976, New York
Ramesvara: And I've been told that all the TV stations showed our Ratha-yatra. That means millions of people saw the ratha cart. And everyone has seen it in the newspapers.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Ramesvara: That Newsday also had coverage. We didn't get that paper for Prabhupada, but they also... This is even before their interview.
Tamala Krsna: Oh. What about Newsweek and...?
Ramesvara: When those interviews that those reporters took are published, we'll send them to you immediately. (aside) Newsday, Associated Press and Newsweek. [break]
Prabhupada: ...higher(?) to temple.
Tamala Krsna: Not exactly. We go, probably, over the Fifty-ninth Street bridge, right?
Adi-kesava: I think it would be better now to go through the tunnel.
Tamala Krsna: We're going over the tunnel, into the tunnel. What street is that? Fifty...?
Adi-kesava: About Thirtieth Street.
Tamala Krsna: You think that's faster?
Adi-kesava: Yes, it goes right under... [break]
Ramesvara: ...people of New York are appreciating, Prabhupada, how you came here alone and now you have a big building with many followers. Actually the people are aware, very much aware of how you started this movement in New York.
Tamala Krsna: And were struggling personally. [break]
Prabhupada: ...life there is struggle. Without struggling there is no...
Tamala Krsna: We should not be, try to avoid struggle.
Prabhupada: No. Because we have got preaching point of view. Preaching means struggling. If it was simply bhajana, you can sit down and chant Hare Krsna like Haridasa Thakura.
Tamala Krsna: [break] "There's one credit that I have. I was never a lazy fellow."
Prabhupada: Yes, throughout my life. (end)

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