Room Conversation

November 11, 1976, Vrndavana
Prabhupada: So I saw that one, that Mr. Maiman (?), he has got so many boxes all down his room. So I asked, "What are these?" "No, these are different cinema house collection. The ticket, half of the ticket, is put into this box before entering. So I count this slip. Then I can understand what is the income. That's all. Let them do whatever that." So I am simply asking, "How many books they are selling?" (laughter) If the sale is going on, "All right, that's all right. Let them do whatever they like." The books are printed and distributed? That is all right. Then other things, you do whatever you like. Never ask. Where is Arundhati?
Hari-sauri: Probably still upstairs.
Prabhupada: Ask her to make that bitter melon separately in little quantity.
Hari-sauri: Just fried or...
Prabhupada: No, boil and then fried. Make it soft. So any letter? All right. [break] Chant Hare Krsna. That's... [break]
Antardhyana: What, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Everyone is going to die. Who is going to live? Who is here? Can you show me anyone who is going to live? Can you show me?
Antardhyana: No, everybody's going to die.
Prabhupada: So today or tomorrow, everyone will die. So where is the anxiety? Die or not die, tomorrow or today, but one should chant Hare Krsna, that's all. Why one should be depressed? And everyone is going to die. I am going to die tomorrow, he is going to die day after tomorrow, he... Everyone will have to die. Who will live here? So what is the anxiety? Chant Hare Krsna. That's all.
Devotee: Srila Prabhupada, she'll die here. (indistinct)
Prabhupada: Nobody will live. Don't be anxiety. That's all. Anyone who has come to this material world will die. One is going to die today; another is going to die tomorrow. It is a question of first and second, but everyone will die. So before death one should be complete in Krsna consciousness. That is success of life. The tree is standing for thousands of years. So what is the use of living like that? A tree cannot chant Hare Krsna but lives for thousands of years. Do you think that kind of living is very worthy, standing in one place, cannot move even, and what to speak of chanting? So you have got the chance to chant Hare Krsna. Utilize that. Don't be anxious that "I am going to die." Who is going to live? Why don't you understand that? Nobody is going to live. So before death one should be complete in Krsna consciousness. That is success.
Manisa: (Antardhyana's daughter, terminally ill) But if one is not, Srila Prabhupada, what will happen?
Prabhupada: Hm?
Hari-sauri: If one is not complete in their Krsna consciousness then what will happen?
Prabhupada: She will get again birth in a human body. That is guaranteed so that he'll get again chance of chanting. That is also great gain. Ordinary person, he does not know what body he is going to get next body. But a person who is in Krsna consciousness, chanting, he is guaranteed. Sucinam srimatam gehe [Bg. 6.41]. He is guaranteed to take birth as human being in a very sacred family like brahmana and very rich family. So I have to go.
Manisa: Thank you, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: Hare Krsna. Nobody is going to live here. Everyone is going to die. Before death, chant Hare Krsna.
Manisa: Thank you. Hare Krsna.
Prabhupada: Don't be worried.
Antardhyana: She is worried Prabhupada, about...
Prabhupada: What is the worry? I have already said everyone is going to die.
Antardhyana: She is worried about seeing the Yamadutas. This is what she is worried about.
Prabhupada: Chant Hare Krsna, always think of Krsna. That's all.
Manisa: Yes, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: This is our business. The cats and dogs cannot do this. That is the advantage of human form of body.
Antardhyana: Jaya, Srila Prabhupada.
Manisa: Jaya, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: Hare Krsna.
Manisa: Hare Krsna. (end)

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