Devotee (1): ...silk.
Prabhupāda: Thailand silk.
Devotee (1): Yes. He has invited me to go to Thailand to meet the Prime Minister in October.
Prabhupāda: Oh, if there is an interview, you must go.
Devotee (1): Yes. Perhaps you would like to tell me on what level I should present our movement.
Prabhupāda: On the level of Bhagavad-gītā. God is the supreme controller. And we have to learn how to remain peacefully under the supreme controller. Just like citizens and the government. Good citizenship means one who lives under the control of the government. Similarly, a good person is one who is God conscious and lives according to the instruction of God. So there is instruction of God, we are presenting this all over the world.
Devotee (1): And they should give us some facilities?
Prabhupāda: Yes. We want to preach. Here also, if you give us facility, we can preach. That is after your interest.
Devotee (1): This one gentleman has already offered one house in Bangkok. He's put at our disposal, in the middle of the city. A very beautiful house.
Prabhupāda: Oh, that is very nice.
Devotee (1): But now I'm wondering how this should be managed, who should take charge of this project.
Prabhupāda: No, we can send some men from India. Bangkok is not far away from India. If we get a living place, then we can find out. When there are rice thrown, the crows will come. If there is no rice, how the crows will come? This is the philosophy. (laughter) If there is living place, then many crows will come.
Devotee (1): So we can first go and see the situation and then contact our men in India.
Prabhupāda: Yes, yes. Men will be supplied from India. What is his name? Send him some thanks.
Devotee (1): Yes, Mr. Bulson(?). I'll give it to you. Jaya, very nice.
Prabhupāda: He's a Hong Kong man?
Devotee (1): No, he is from Thailand.
Prabhupāda: Oh, yes, Bangkok.
Devotee (1): And he's a multimillionaire. He owns approximately one third of all the land in Thailand.
Devotee (1): Chairman of many big businesses.
Prabhupāda: You have given some books?
Devotee (1): He has received books.
Prabhupāda: Where you will meet him?
Devotee (1): His former secretary is now a devotee in this temple, she is from Thailand. And when he came to visit her in Paris, she introduced me to him, and since then he has spoken about us to his family, to businessmen. Many big people in Thailand.
Hari-śauri: People in Thailand are quite pious.
Prabhupāda: Yes. They are Indian culture. Their original culture is Indian. It is called Siam. (pronounces like Śyāma) Kṛṣṇa's name. And they have got the airplane, Garuḍa.
Hari-śauri: Yes. Garuḍa Airlines.
Prabhupāda: So they are devotees originally, all Kṛṣṇa devotees.
Devotee (1): The king is speaking Sanskrit.
Prabhupāda: Yes. It was known, it has been changed now. Formerly, it was known as Syam state, Siam. Syam is the name of Kṛṣṇa. Whole state was named under Kṛṣṇa. So, and they manufacture very nice idol of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa. They're accustomed.
Hari-śauri: They have a very strong Buddhist influence there now.
Prabhupāda: Later on, they became Buddhist, but originally they were Vaiṣṇava.
Devotee (1): So they will not make some objection if they think we are thinking we have come to preach Hinduism in a Buddhist country?
Prabhupāda: It is not... Don't establish Deity. Talk on philosophy.
Devotee (1): "God is the supreme controller."
Prabhupāda: Yes. We accept Lord Buddha as incarnation of God. Show in our books that we have got all respect for Buddha. We do not disrespect Lord Buddha, neither go against him. Anyway, if we get one house to live and a supporter, a big supporter, then our position will be secure. And if our cause is honest, then nobody can check.
Devotee (1): He has said that first I should come and speak to the Prime Minister and then speak at the University, and then see the reaction, and then we can go to see the king and say that this has been the reaction at the universities.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Do it organizedly. They understand French language?
Devotee (1): Yes, English and French. They are very close to Vietnam.
Prabhupāda: Very good. Take this opportunity.
Devotee (1): Hare Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Jaya. (end)