Room Conversation

November 13-14, 1977, Vrndavana
Tamala Krsna: It's sort of encouraging to see you taking milk. That's encouraging. That's something which you said if you could take, you would get stronger, so I'm encouraged by that. I think that a great deal of patience is ultimately required. We have to expect that actual strength and muscles will take a little time to come. (background conversation) (Hindi conversation)
Bhakti-caru: No, that will go away. (Hindi conversation)
Prabhupada: They are taking urine?
Bhakti-caru: (Bengali)
Upendra: Srila Prabhupada, you didn't pass any urine the first time. Do you want to try again? We can cleanse you now?
Prabhupada: (Bengali) (Bengali conversation with Bon Maharaja)
Tamala Krsna: This is a certificate arrived from the Soviet Union.
Bon Maharaja: It's in Russian language or in English?
Tamala Krsna: Well, some of it, I think, is in Russian. I have the translation. It says, the top wording here, this says that "Books in the service of peace and progress. A diploma for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, Bombay, given by the First Moscow International Book Fair Exhibitions and Fairs, General Directorate of International Book Exhibitions and Fairs, USSR." (Bengali conversation)
Gopala Krsna: All Russian universities ordered Prabhupada's books. (Bengali)
Bon Maharaja: (Bengali) (Bengali conversation with Prabhupada) That's Bhagavatam, Tenth Canto. That is up to which chapter?
Jayadvaita: Twelve chapters. This is up to chapter twelve. And now thirteenth chapter is also completed.
Bon Maharaja: In and out, both are superexcellent. Inside, in Maharaja's translation, and outside, your publication, printing, makeup, everything superexcellent. That is first attraction, when you take the book in your hand you feel that is something very nicely done. I don't think in India we can have this type of printing. You get them printed now in Los Angeles?
Jayadvaita: They're printed in Tennessee.
Bon Maharaja: Tennessee. And the pictures are printed separately, then the pictures are sent to the publisher in pages.
Bon Maharaja: Last time they told me in New York... Your press was in New York, and they were shifting it to Los Angeles. About two hundred brahmacaris were working there and they told me.
Tamala Krsna: Now it's in Los Angeles.
Bon Maharaja: Los Angeles. Well, it is all Mahaprabhu's will, and Prabhupada is our...
Prabhupada: (Bengali) Los Angeles is godown... (Bengali) Howrah Station. (laughter)
Tamala Krsna: I have a picture of it, Srila Prabhupada. I have a picture of that BBT godown.
Prabhupada: Show him.
Devotee: It's about two blocks long and about one block high.
Bon Maharaja: Everything is done in a very big way.
Devotee: 'Cause Prabhupada's a big (indistinct).
Prabhupada: (Bengali) (Bengali conversation with Bon Maharaja)
Tamala Krsna: Here's a picture of that book godown in Los Angeles.
Bon Maharaja: What's the length of the building?
Tamala Krsna: What is the length of that building, Jayadvaita? Twenty thousand square feet in area.
Bon Maharaja: In area. Well, in your country, in USA, everything is very big. Nothing is done in a small way.
Tamala Krsna: This is the Los Angeles temple. These are the Deities, Sri-Sri-Rukmini-Dvarakadhisa. And we have a very nice doll exhibition there.
Bon Maharaja: What is that exhibition?
Tamala Krsna: Doll, diorama. These are some of the exhibitions. This devotee here, Bharadvaja dasa, he's the creator of this doll exhibition. This is our temple in New York now, this building.
Bon Maharaja: You have purchased it? There was a talk of taking that twelve-story theological seminary.
Tamala Krsna: This is also thirteen stories, but it's a different building. It's in Manhattan.
Bon Maharaja: Which street?
Tamala Krsna: Fifty-fifth Street. This is our temple in London. We have actually three temples there now. This one is in Hertfordshire, called Bhaktivedanta Manor, and then we have one near the British Museum in Bury Place, which is that five-story building. And then we just purchased a restaurant and reading room just off of Oxford St., on Soho St. This is in France. It's a chateau which we have purchased, very nice, with a farm. Very beautiful place. And these are the Deities, Krsna-Kaliya, in Fiji. This temple was just opened in Fiji. Krsna-Kaliya.
Bon Maharaja: Kaliya-damana. That is in Fiji. (Bengali with Prabhupada)
Bhakti-caru: (Bengali) (Bengali conversation with Prabhupada and Bon Maharaja) (kirtana)
Svarupa Damodara: Prabhupada is asking to give prasada to all the devotees. [break]
(Pradyumna chanting mantras with devotees chanting loud kirtana) (end)

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