Room Conversation

July 9, 1976, New York
Tamala Krsna: To the right, Srila Prabhupada.
Hari-sauri: (to devotee:) I have to set up for massage. You can do the machine? It's recording now.
Prabhupada: Very nice sitting place.
Pusta Krsna: Above all the noise in New York City, too.
Prabhupada: Huh?
Pusta Krsna;: It's not so noisy up here.
Tamala Krsna: Palika wants to ask you something.
Palika: Would you like to take fruit now, or prasadam as regular?
Prabhupada: No, no, I have taken breakfast. So Bali-mardana Prabhu, doing all right?
Tamala Krsna: Those are your servants' quarters, and the kitchen, and there's also a dresser in your bedroom.
Prabhupada: There is any closet with lock?
Tamala Krsna: Oh, yes. This closet here is a walk-in closet. Small room with a lock. You also have a cabinet that locks. It's a big walk-in closet.
Prabhupada: Oh, that's nice. So I shall again stay in New York? Nice place.
Adi-kesava: From this window here you can see the Empire State Building and all the big buildings in New York.
Prabhupada: Oh, very nice.
Ramesvara: There will not be any noise here either, because this is the eleventh floor.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Ramesvara: So it's very peaceful for translating work.
Prabhupada: Oh, yes. (pause) My Guru Maharaja left alone, so he has sent so many gurus to take care of me. You are all my Guru Maharaja's representatives.
Prabhupada: So you are taking care. I am very much obliged to you. I sometimes think in my childhood I was very, very pet son of my father. I have admitted that in that book I told. My father was not very rich man, but still, whatever I wanted, he would give me. He never chastised me, but full love. Then of course I got friends and I was married, so by Krsna's grace everyone loved me. (laughs) And I came to this foreign country without any acquaintance. So Krsna has sent so many fathers to love me. In that way I am fortunate. At the last stage if I live very peacefully, that is a great mercy of Krsna. By Krsna's mercy everything is possible. So we shall stick to Krsna's lotus feet and everything is possible. What is that book? After Krsna book? No, after Krsna book, that yellow...?
Dhrstadyumna: Teachings of Lord Caitanya.
Prabhupada: :So distribute this prasadam. So Eighth Canto is also?
Ramesvara: It is going out to the printer in the month of July, this month, by the end of the month.
Prabhupada: Oh, first part.
Ramesvara: Yes, but there is also a third part to the Seventh Canto, that is coming any day.
Prabhupada: So Cyavana Maharaja, you are making your mind fixed up?
Cyavana: Yes, I'm feeling like my old self again.
Prabhupada: Yes, you are good boy. Whatever is done is done. Now remain with Vaisnavas and fix up your mind. After all, it is a struggle between maya and Krsna. Sometimes due to our weakness we may fall down, but we should take again strength and stand up. Do that, and combinedly push this movement in America. It is a good field. And if you can establish this movement in America, whole world will take. That is my mission. What is the length and breadth of this house area?
Adi-kesava: I don't know exactly.
Prabhupada: This is the..., no? The hall is very big.
Tamala Krsna: See, it goes around, Prabhupada.
Ramesvara: You can walk around.
Tamala Krsna: We can show you.
Ramesvara: On each floor it is like that.
Tamala Krsna: Every floor has about twenty-five to thirty rooms.
Prabhupada: Not only this portion.
Tamala Krsna: No, all the way round.
Bali-mardana: The long part is in the front. It goes all the way down.
Prabhupada: I shall take my massage.
Devotees: Jaya, Srila Prabhupada. (end)

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