Room Conversation

October 9, 1976, Aligarh
Hari-sauri: They had that one in the bedroom in New Vrindaban. This picture, the original. It was in New Vrindaban.
Prabhupada: Kirtanananda has purchased.
Indian man: I have washed my hands with nim soap. Now I will give you...
Prabhupada: That's all right. And Philadelphia, what is that name?
Hari-sauri: Port Royal farm. Port Royal? That's the nearest place to it. Pennsylvania farm.
Prabhupada: Ah. Is there any gain there? I have been in Pennsylvania farm. They get enough quantity milk. They sell fifteen hundred dollars per month. Jaya.
Indian man: Maharaja, you wanted to have milk and apple.
Prabhupada: Yes, that's all...
Indian man: What time you like, sir?
Prabhupada: At nine.
Indian man: Nine. Are you feeling some relief?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Indian man: You will get relief. From two, three applications, absolutely.
Prabhupada: Very good.
Hari-sauri: What's the Hindi name of that drug that you were taking the other day? That plant?
Prabhupada: Oh. Ghrta-kumari.
Hari-sauri: You can get some of that?
Indian man: I have not heard.
Hari-sauri: Ghrta-kumari. Looks like a cactus. The English name is aloe vera.
Indian man: Which has got pulp? Yes. You want it? I have got it in my house. My wife takes them by making in the capati, or parata, because of her knees. It is wonderful for this pains in the knees. Yes.
Hari-sauri: We were told it was good for relieving high blood pressure and clearing the...
Indian man: Relieving high blood pressure, best is garlic.
Prabhupada: Garlic.
Indian man: Garlic, you don't want it. (laughter)
Prabhupada: Garlic, onions, prohibited.
Hari-sauri: But if you could get some of this Ghrta-kumari...
Prabhupada: It is there in his house.
Indian man: Yes, it is in my house, it is in my garden. So my wife will prepare for your breakfast. Small capati. You will find it very tasty and delicious. That's called Gwaraka-pata. (Hindi) Gwaraka-pata. Gwaraka. I will show you.
Prabhupada: Accha. That's nice. It is little bitter?
Indian man: No. It is tasteless. And it is...
Prabhupada: You know?
Gaursundara: Yes. We have in Hawaii. It's called aloe cactus. Aloe vera.
Indian man: It is kneaded in the flour and little ghee and the parata will be... It is wonderful for your joints. And this arthritis, it is wonderful. I got it about a year back and put in my garden because my wife needed and we were getting it from somebody else's garden. So I told my gardener, "Why don't you put it in our own...? We have plenty of land."
Prabhupada: It doesn't require to taken care of very much. It grows automatically.
Indian man: It's growth is very good. And plenty of it. If your Divine Grace gets any benefit from it, then it can be planted in each temple on one side. No problem. And then on your visits, the place where you will use.
Prabhupada: Then we can, in Vrndavana.
Indian man: Yes, yes. Vrndavana we will put the plant in Vrndavana. And I will show you tomorrow.
Prabhupada: No, he got from Vrndavana.
Indian man: Got from Vrndavana.
Hari-sauri: Yes but not from our temple. From an asrama it's grown.
Indian man: Well, I will show you what you mean and I mean are the same things. And my wife will make herself for breakfast. He will like it.
Gaurasundara: Rub it. Do you apply it externally?
Hari-sauri: Well, this is the first I've ever heard of it.
Gaurasundara: Break a little. You can rub it on eczema or anything, very helpful.
Hari-sauri: I know it's very good for burns.
Gaurasundara: We use it on cuts and things. Yes, burns, very good. Any skin disease you rub a little of it.
Hari-sauri: We can try that. That boy that came from Philippines, (indistinct) he told us.
Gaurasundara: It's also Hawaiian medicine. Very nice.
Prabhupada: Body is simply troublesome. (end)

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