Room Conversation

November 11, 1977, Vrndavana
Tamala Krsna: ...days till you get a little more strength. I mean this is a very good sign Srila Prabhupada. You've taken a half a kilo of milk. No mucus, no stool. If you get a few days of strength... I mean I have no objection even tomorrow to take you. I just would like to hear what the kaviraja... I really have a little faith in him. I mean I have all faith on you, Srila Prabhupada. I have only a little faith in him, but I don't want to reject his advice as a doctor. This kaviraja is giving sound advice so far.
Prabhupada: Where he is?
Tamala Krsna: We're just trying to get him here. He went out again to get some more medicine for you. He says now that he's seen that you took this half kilo of milk he's going to start to give a medicine that will make this milk make muscles on your body, because all the muscles have become finished, slackened. So he wants to do that so that you'll then have strength. Parikramming the temple is not so bad. Let's just see what he says. It's certainly not that difficult. The main thing is, you have to be able to sit up for some time. (aside:) Prabhupada wants to become enlivened spiritually, you know, by some spiritual activity. (to Prabhupada:) We'll ask the kaviraja if he thinks we can take you tomorrow for a short parikrama around the temple, Srila Prabhupada.
Indian devotee: He just got on the phone. I just talked with him.
Tamala Krsna: He's coming back? I couldn't believe that... I felt so bad, seeing him tonight. He was sitting, Srila Prabhupada, on the fountain steps, completely dejected. Couldn't understand why. He just was so, so disappointed and unhappy.
Prabhupada: (Bengali)
Krsna dasa Babaji: (Bengali)
Tamala Krsna: Srila Prabhupada, the way you deal with us simply deepens our attachment every moment.
Prabhupada: It is my duty. (laughter) There was a professor in Scottish Churches' College. So when you would say something, he would reply, "That's my duty," "juti," j-u-t-i. (chuckles) So there was a student. He said... So he said, "Is that Scottish pronunciation?" [break]
Tamala Krsna: What would you like, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Pass urine.
Tamala Krsna: Okay. [break]
Prabhupada: ...properly fixed up?
Tamala Krsna: Is it properly fixed up?
Bhavananda: Yes, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: Hm. All right.
Bhavananda: Finished, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Hm.
Tamala Krsna: About 40 cc's, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: (Bengali)
Krsna dasa Babaji: (Bengali) (Bengali conversation continues for some time)
Tamala Krsna: Are you comfortable, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Yes. I want little...
Tamala Krsna: Little?
Prabhupada: My...
Tamala Krsna: What is that "my," Srila Prabhupada?
Jayapataka: "My" must mean massage.
Tamala Krsna: Massage? Where, Srila Prabhupada? On your leg?
Prabhupada: On the corner of the waist.
Tamala Krsna: Both sides?
Prabhupada: No, left side.
Tamala Krsna: Here, Srila Prabhupada. Hm?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krsna: I'll put a little oil on? It's against aching. This is all right.
Prabhupada: Brisk.
Tamala Krsna: This is that oil you liked for pains.
Upendra: On the back.
Tamala Krsna: Upendra said. "Should I put a little?"
Prabhupada: Yes.
Jayapataka: Is this mattress hard for you, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: No. It becomes harder.
Tamala Krsna: Is that all right?
Prabhupada: Um hm.
Tamala Krsna: This whole waist area? This whole area?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krsna: Okay.
Krsna dasa Babaji: (Bengali)
Prabhupada: Bon Maharaja came actually, but he did not come here.
Tamala Krsna: Oh. Where he came to?
Krsna dasa Babaji: He was waiting in his college.
Tamala Krsna: He did not come here.
Krsna dasa Babaji: He said that "Go there... I will see Maharaja at this time."
Tamala Krsna: How we can give a fixed time? Actually it's better you get a little bit stronger before receiving guests, Srila Prabhupada. If you see him you will be doing a lot of preaching and talking. He's still here in Vrndavana, Bon Maharaja?
Krsna dasa Babaji: Yes.
Prabhupada: (Bengali)
Krsna dasa Babaji: (Bengali)
Prabhupada: Time?
Tamala Krsna: What time is good, Srila Prabhupada? Ten o'clock?
Krsna dasa Babaji: Tomorrow there is function.
Tamala Krsna: Oh, tomorrow's function. Day after tomorrow?
Krsna dasa Babaji: Ha, day after tomorrow.
Tamala Krsna: Tomorrow is no good?
Krsna dasa Babaji: Day after tomorrow.
Tamala Krsna: What time is convenient?
Krsna dasa Babaji: Every time.
Tamala Krsna: For you, Srila Prabhupada, any time is convenient.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krsna: Day or night is the same for you now.
Prabhupada: So day after tomorrow.
Tamala Krsna: We'll send our car?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krsna: We'll send a car, say, at about half past eleven?
Krsna dasa Babaji: Past eleven.
Svarupa Damodara: Eleven-thirty.
Tamala Krsna: Good time? Is that all right with you, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Ask Babaji Maharaja.
Tamala Krsna: You also come. Where will you be?
Krsna dasa Babaji: I am at the Imlitala.
Tamala Krsna: So first we will pick you up.
Prabhupada: (Bengali)
Krsna dasa Babaji: (Bengali)
Tamala Krsna: Yes. They will take prasadam here, Srila Prabhupada?
Krsna dasa Babaji: (Bengali )
Tamala Krsna: Srila Prabhupada? They will take prasadam here? Bhakti-caru Maharaja cooks very, very first class Bengali prasadam.
Bhavananda: Very best.
Tamala Krsna: They should take here.
Prabhupada: (Bengali)
Krsna dasa Babaji: (Bengali)
Svarupa Damodara: The evening.
Krsna dasa Babaji: The evening on Saturday, er, Sunday.
Svarupa Damodara: On Sunday in the evening.
Tamala Krsna: Sunday evening. That means tomorrow.
Krsna dasa Babaji: No. Day after tomorrow.
Svarupa Damodara: Tomorrow is Saturday.
Tamala Krsna: Tomorrow is Saturday. Day after tomorrow. Tomorrow is Saturday?
Prabhupada: So you'll stay there.
Svarupa Damodara: Tomorrow is Saturday.
Prabhupada: And they will send car.
Tamala Krsna: All right. So day after tomorrow, evening. What time?
Krsna dasa Babaji: Evening, any time is good.
Tamala Krsna: Six o'clock. You tell Bon Maharaja, say, at... We will pick you up earlier.
Krsna dasa Babaji: No, I'll come to Bon Maharaja's.
Tamala Krsna: Accha. Then five-thirty.
Krsna dasa Babaji: Five-thirty.
Tamala Krsna: Is that all right? Yes? And they will take prasadam here, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krsna: Accha. So make it even a little later, say six-thirty.
Krsna dasa Babaji: Six-thirty. Not six-thirty. Five-thirty.
Tamala Krsna: Hm? Five-thirty's better. Okay. Thike. Five-thirty.
Prabhupada: (Bengali)
Krsna dasa Babaji: (laughing) Hare Krsna.
Tamala Krsna: Hare Krsna. Bhakti-caru Maharaja, you have to make nice prasadam Sunday evening.
Krsna dasa Babaji: (Bengali)
Tamala Krsna: (aside:) He's going now? So we will take him back. You arrange. He'll come. Anudesa, you arrange for the car also. Help Bhakti-caru. Is this giving you a little relief, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Yes. Yes.
Tamala Krsna: Massaging your legs are Bhavananda Maharaja and Giriraja. (pause)
Prabhupada: Soda water?
Svarupa Damodara: Bol, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: The soda-water sound.
Bhavananda: Soda water?
Tamala Krsna: Soda water?
Prabhupada: You don't hear the sound of soda water.
Bhavananda: Yes, I do. Oh, that's the water bucket.
Tamala Krsna: Some water was boiling, Srila Prabhupada. That was the sound of boiling water. In America people always keep the teapot boiling. So similarly, here, Upendra, he always keeps a pot of water boiling, Srila Prabhupada. He is always ready to serve you with warm water. Whenever you need warm water... So that's one of the things. Always there is some water boiling here. You must be very tired today, Srila Prabhupada. You've done a great deal of talking. [break] (Hindi with kaviraja)
Bhakti-caru: He's asking whether Srila Prabhupada is feeling stronger. He said yes.
Kaviraja: (Hindi)
Bhakti-caru: He's saying that Prabhupada's pulse is ninety, which is normal, and he gave three other medicines for Prabhupada's heart. That missing beat that Prabhupada was havingthat's no more there.
Kaviraja: (Hindi)
Prabhupada: Hm? What is that?
Tamala Krsna: You were having a missing beat in your pulse.
Prabhupada: Huh?
Kaviraja: (Hindi)
Bhakti-caru: (Bengali) He is telling that he's requesting repeatedly that Prabhupada doesn't talk too much. He says that the energy that he's building, the moment he starts talking, he loses that energy.
Tamala Krsna: Is that all right, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: No, how to say all right?
Kaviraja: (Hindi)
Bhakti-caru: (Hindi)
Tamala Krsna: Trying to stop Srila Prabhupada from speaking is like trying to stop the Ganga.
Kaviraja: (Hindi)
Bhakti-caru: Shastriji's saying that he's seen lakhs of patients, but he hasn't seen a body like Srila Prabhupada's. In one moment it is very critical, and the next moment it's in perfect order. And he is now absolutely confident that Prabhupada is going to get well.
Jagadisa: He is or isn't?
Tamala Krsna: He is. We also are.
Bhakti-caru: And he's just requesting Srila Prabhupada that he keeps on taking the milk and the fruit juice and the medicine.
Tamala Krsna: Is that all right, Srila Prabhupada? (end)

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