Room Conversation

June 9, 1976, Los Angeles
Prabhupada: "...afraid of me, what kind of child? (laughs) Where you got so much strength?" And the answer here,
na kevalam me bhavatas ca rajan
sa vai balam balinam caparesam
pare 'vare 'mi sthira-jangama ye
brahmadayo yena vasam pranitah
"Prahlada Maharaja said, 'My dear King, the source of my strength, of which you are asking, is also the source of yours, by which you are challenging. Indeed, the original source of all kinds of strength is one. He is not only your strength or mine, but the only strength for everyone. Without Him, no one can get any strength, whether moving or not moving, superior or inferior. Everyone, including Lord Brahma, is controlled by the strength of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.' " So,
so 'ham vikatthamanasya
sirah kayad dharami te
gopayeta haris tvadya
yas te saranam ipsitam
"All right, let me see how your strength is coming. Now I shall kill you, come on. Let me see (laughs) how your God is coming to save you." This is atheism, challenging. And when He appeared, the Hiranyakasipu became a fly (laughs) in front of.... Eh? Where is such language? Even there are many Sanskrit scholars now, they cannot produce such language. That is not possible. And five thousand years before, Vyasadeva presented this unique language.
Ramesvara: This is the twentieth volume of Srimad-Bhagavatam now printed, twentieth volume.
Prabhupada: Number twenty.
Ramesvara: Of Srimad-Bhagavatam series.
Prabhupada: Out of sixty. Still forty.
Ramesvara: So you have already finished two more volumes at least.
Prabhupada: So, say...
Ramesvara: Prabhupada says out of sixty volumes, twenty are already printed, and...
Prabhupada: Twenty already printed, and two or three ready for being printed.
Hayagriva: But this is the bulk of the cantos, Srila Prabhupada.
Ramesvara: No, Tenth Canto will be very long.
Hayagriva: The Tenth...
Prabhupada: Tenth Canto will be like Caitanya-caritamrta, fifteen volumes, Tenth Canto. Generally six chapters a volume, eh?
Radhavallabha: Depending on the size.
Prabhupada: No, generally. So there are ninety chapters. That means minimum fifteen volumes, and maybe more. We have presented Krsna book, just a summary study, not explained. But when it will be explained, with each and every sloka, purport, then it will be not less than fifteen volumes. Tenth Chapter is the face of of the Lord. We have described the legs, hands, belly, that's all, and Tenth Chapter is the face, smiling face. Therefore we should not jump over the face all at once. It must go from the legs, gradually, and then face, then forehead, then hair. Eleventh, Twelfth, Twelfth Chapter, finished, the whole body of Krsna. Hmm. So thank you very much.
Devotees: Thank you, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: Hare Krsna. Jaya.
Ramesvara: Srila Prabhupada? We'd like to put.... We have got in some other copies, and we would like to put them on the altar tonight for sandhya arati. These two are your copies.
Prabhupada: All right, take it.
Ramesvara: But those two are for Your Divine Grace. We have others to show the Deities.
Prabhupada: All right. All right, do it.
Ramesvara: Thank you, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: So Kirtanananda Maharaja, how you are keeping your health?
Kirtanananda: Pretty good.
Prabhupada: That's.... And things are going nice?
Kirtanananda: Yes. The devotees are all anxious for you, to see.
Prabhupada: Yes. And Hayagriva Maharaja is being forced? (laughs)
Hayagriva: You should cane me more, Srila Prabhupada
Prabhupada: No, Krsna is very cunning.
Hayagriva: I know. (laughs)
Prabhupada: (still laughing) One may try to leave Him, but He is not going to leave you. Once come, "No sir, you cannot go out." Just like our Ajamila. He was devotee in the beginning, and later on, by bad association of prostitute, he fell, but Krsna took him at the end. Svalpam apy asya dharmasya trayate mahato bhayat. Krsna gave him chance to give him a son. He kept the son's name Narayana. So on account of affection of the son, he was chanting, "Narayana, Narayana, Narayana." Just Krsna is so kind that (laughs) "All right, this rascal is going out of My hand. All right, give him a child, Narayana. He will chant, 'Narayana, Narayana, Narayana,' and that will be his credit." Ajnata-sukrti. Janma-koti-sukrtair na labhyate. Sukrti, pious activities, of many millions of birth is not equal to love of Godhead. Janma-koti-sukrtair na labhyate. Tatra laulyam ekalam mulyam kriyatam yadi kuto 'pi labhyate. Krsna-bhakti-rasa-bhavita-matih kriyatam yadi kuto 'pi labhyate: "Purchase Krsna consciousness anywhere it is available." What is the price? Tatra laulyam ekalam mulyam: "Only greediness, hankering. That is the price." "Oh, that I have got." "No, no. Janma-koti-sukrtair na labhyate. You cannot obtain this price even after millions of births' pious activities." All right.
Devotees: Thank you, Srila Prabhupada. Jaya, Srila Prabhupada. (end)

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