Conversation with Italian Woman
with Translator

February 28, 1977, Mayapura
Prabhupada: Otherwise we are all part and parcel of God. When we realize this, then our life is perfect.
Italian woman: (Italian-translated into English by translator throughout)
Translator: She's saying that after rediscovering of last past life...
Prabhupada: Past life means... As we are not this body, past life means there was another body; we have forgotten it. Just like at night we dream, "I have gone to some foreign place and talking with some foreigners and so on, so on." But in the morning that situation is changed and we forget everything. Again, at night we forget this body and we dream in another body. Every night we have experience that we forget this body. This is going on.
Translator: She says she's conscious of the relation, karmic relation, with a person that for last life she's having, and right now that person is also present with her in this life.
Prabhupada: Past life?
Translator: Yes. She's says that four past lives she's having some relations.
Prabhupada: Yes, that is forgotten or...
Tamala Krsna: She says that she's remembered it.
Translator: Yeah. She said she remembers it.
Prabhupada: If she remembers, that's a special qualification, but generally people forget. It is not astonishing. You can remember, but that is rare, very rare.
Translator: So she would like to know from you, Srila Prabhupada, if you can give her help to solve the situation she's in.
Prabhupada: Hm?
Translator: If you can give her help to solve the situation she has with this person that she lived for four lives now together.
Tamala Krsna: How can Prabhupada help?
Translator: I know.
Prabhupada: Hm?
Tamala Krsna: She wants some sort of a... Srila Prabhupada's help is his books, his instructions. She wants some kind of a...
Prabhupada: Mystic?
Tamala Krsna: Yes, mystical.
Prabhupada: It is not possible.
Tamala Krsna: Crystal ball.
Prabhupada: It is not possible.
Translator: Another thing is that she has a husband, but they don't live together in the same ideas, spiritual ideas. So she wants to know what to do now. Should she go apart from the husband?
Prabhupada: It has nothing to do with spiritual advancement. It is body. So that is animal conception. Tell her.
Translator: She's still insisting, should she stay with her husband, should she stay alone so she can...?
Prabhupada: The same thing. Because it is body, bodily connection, either you live alone or with somebody, it has nothing to do with spiritual life.
Translator: She lives in Milano and she would like, somehow or other, to help people through yoga. So she wants to know if she is able to do it or not?
Prabhupada: What help she can do?
Translator: She says she would like to help spiritually other people.
Prabhupada: Yes. So first of all you realize yourself.
Translator: She says sometimes she calls you, and she can feel your presence, and she wants to know if you can feel her presence.
Prabhupada: Yes, I'm ready to help, but spiritually.
Translator: So she said that probably would be the first and last time she will see you, so she wants to know if she can continue to contact you.
Prabhupada: Oh, yes. Jaya. Let her read our Italian Bhagavad-gita, and wherever there is difficulty, she can ask me. Yes. You show her our Italian... She has seen? Italian? That will help her.
Tamala Krsna: Yes, Pancajanya is the president of our Italian temple.
Prabhupada: That will help her.
Tamala Krsna: So she has any question she can write to Prabhupada.
Translator: I told her she must read and study Bhagavad-gita.
Prabhupada: Yes. Study. And so long she is here, she can meet me and ask question.
Translator: She wants a special advice of... Because she's going back to Milan, and she would like to spread the sun that's here present, and she wants to know if you have any advice how she should do it because she would like to go spread it.
Prabhupada: This is the way. You read regularly Bhagavad-gita, and if there is any difficulty, ask me. I shall explain.
Translator: So she is very happy. She says she was feeling before that you're her spiritual master.
Prabhupada: Thank you. So where she is living now? In a room?
Translator: She is living with the mother of Jayapataka.
Prabhupada: Mother, that's nice.
Tamala Krsna: Jayapataka's mother.
Prabhupada: That's nice. So she may also become a daughter of Jayapataka's mother. And live together and read. She understands Italian? No.
Tamala Krsna: I don't know if Jayapataka's mother...
Translator: She speaks very little. I think she learned a few new words when she came. But like an Italian lady, she speaks a lot and very quick, but for the mother of Jayapataka it's a little difficult.
Tamala Krsna: They're associating.
Prabhupada: Anyway, you read Bhagavad-gita, Italian, and study nicely, and whenever there is any doubt, you can ask me.
Tamala Krsna: Jaya Srila Prabhupada. (end)

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