Are you happy with the way the movement has really spread?

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"Are you happy with the way the movement has really spread"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1977 Conversations and Morning Walks

Why not? Because I am giving the standard movement. I am not manufacturing anything. I am giving what is said by Kṛṣṇa. I am just distributing that. Why shall I not be happy? I am not manufacturing anything. That is not my business.

Interview with Mr. Koshi (Asst. Editor of The Current Weekly) -- April 5, 1977, Bombay:

Mr. Koshi: Would you call yourself a guru?

Prabhupāda: Yes, I am guru.

Mr. Koshi: Because there are others who call themselves Bhagavān.

Prabhupāda: Let them call.

Mr. Koshi: Are you a Bhagavān?

Prabhupāda: Guru is not Bhagavān. Guru is the servant of Bhagavān.

Mr. Koshi: Servant of Bhagavān. Are you happy with the way the movement has really spread? The...

Prabhupāda: Why not? Because I am giving the standard movement. I am not manufacturing anything. I am giving what is said by Kṛṣṇa. I am just distributing that. Why shall I not be happy? I am not manufacturing anything. That is not my business.

Mr. Koshi: How are others doing?

Prabhupāda: Yes, they are manufacturing. They have to do artificially. My things are ready, but I have simply distributed. Why shall I not be happy? If you do something artificially, you have to manufacture. I am not doing that. My things are ready.

Mr. Koshi: How is your health now?

Prabhupāda: Not good. Health or not health, it is the outward machine. That doesn't matter. But if it is a good machine then it helps, that's all. Otherwise, machine good or bad, it doesn't matter to machine driver.

Mr. Koshi: What happens when the machine stops?

Prabhupāda: It changes. Tathā dehāntara-prāptiḥ (BG 2.13).

Mr. Koshi: What is the meaning of that?

Prabhupāda: If your machine is stopped, you take another machine. That's all. You go on hearing. Not that your work will stop. You give up this machine. Take another machine. Actually you do that. Why shall I be overwhelmed, "Oh, machine is gone, machine is..."? Therefore Kṛṣṇa says, aśocyān anvaśocas tvam: (BG 2.11) "You are lamenting for the machine, nonsense. This is not paṇḍita's business." Nānuśocanti paṇḍitāḥ. Machine is gone, take another one, that's all. Go on.

Mr. Koshi: What is your day like, typical day? In the morning, what time you get up? Your day, how do you spend the day?

Prabhupāda: How can I say? I have got so many things.

Mr. Koshi: But do you receive visitors most of the time, or do you do a lot of reading?

Prabhupāda: No, no. I am sometimes receiving important visitors. Just like you are editor, if you understand, you can, if you like, there will be so many gains, beneficial. Therefore I...

Compiled bySunitaS + and Rishab +
Completed sectionsALL +
Date of first entryAugust 17, 0011 JL +
Date of last entryJanuary 8, 0013 JL +
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