Excerpt from a morning walk conversation with His Divine Grace in New York on July 12, 1976.
Prabhupada: Yes, I know.
Prabhupada: Yes. Just on the corner of Amsterdam and Seventy-second.
Ramesvara: They say when you go to the spiritual kingdom, you keep your same wife and your same children. That is their idea of marriage.
Prabhupada: This is Amsterdam?
Devotee (1): You walked here, srila Prabhupada?
Ramesvara: Right here is number one hundred.
Prabhupada: Here is.
Devotee (1): There is one hundred.
Devotee (1): It says "Watergate." Watergate Hotel.
Prabhupada: And I was trying to purchase one house here.
Prabhupada: I think third floor. And there was an electrician, he was my friend, one Jewish gentleman.
Devotee (1): You would walk on this street?
Prabhupada: Yes. There is one building with temperature, a gauge? Here it is. This is Broadway. I was taking bath here in a station. Sometimes I was taking the station(?)... I think this building is new. I was going to Dr. Mishra's apartment for cooking.
Prabhupada: He... Seventy-eighth. The Riverside corner. Yes, I was purchasing my goods from this store.
Devotee (1): Westend Superette.
Prabhupada: They were charging, a little chili powder, twenty-five cents. In India it may be one anna.
Prabhupada: Yes, because I was going to cook my food there, so whatever I needed, I used to...
Prabhupada: Huh? There was no place.
Prabhupada: It was an office room. That building is meant for office, not for residences.
Prabhupada: Yes, I was paying seventy-two dollars a month.
Prabhupada: No, there was bed. There is toilet and water, but no bath and no cooking.
Devotee (1): Did you have to go there to bathe also?
Prabhupada: Yes, I was taking bathing there.
Prabhupada: Yes, I had little platform. So on that platform...
Devotee (1): We will never be able to do what you have done.
Prabhupada: Alone I was doing that. And then gradually one or two boys began to come.
Tamala Krsna: Only when you went downtown did the permanent men come. No one was visiting you up here? Hayagriva?
Prabhupada: No, they came there, Second Avenue.
Prabhupada: All of them.
Rupanuga: That's amazing. How long were you there, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Here? About six months. Then when my things were stolen, then one boy was coming, his name was Paul Murray, he invited me that "You come to my loft." He took me to Bowery Street.
Devotee (1): I met that boy in Amherst. He has a boutique; he sells clothing.
Prabhupada: Yes, I felt little disappointed. But some friends, they offered me, "Never mind, you take my typewriter," somebody, "You take my tape recorder."
Radhavallabha: Krsna always provides facilities.
Prabhupada: So there was no difficulty. I got from other friends.
Prabhupada: So this Paul Murray... Haridasa left New York, he went to San Francisco. His name was something else. What is this?
Prabhupada: Oh. Steel factory, but very good house?
Prabhupada: Yes, he was LSD man.
Prabhupada: Not attack, but he showed some ferocious mood. I thought...
Devotee (1): Very dangerous.
Prabhupada: Yes, immediately.
Prabhupada: Yes, I kept with Mukunda.
Prabhupada: No, that is another boy, Yeargen.
Prabhupada: He's black.
Devotee (1): So at that time you did not think that anyone would accept your philosophy.
Prabhupada: That I was certain. At the beginning I was...
Ramesvara: Prabhupada was certain that they would accept.
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