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Ask these grhasthas (in New Mayapura) to keep their home very neat and clean. Are they keeping?

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

If you go in a poor man's home, but you'll find everything very neat and clean. Ask these grhasthas to keep their home very neat and clean. Are they keeping?
Room Conversation -- August 3, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm):

Bhagavan: It seems they are struggling so hard for existence they do not have time to contemplate these simple things, working so hard.

Prabhupada: So show the simple example that how by simple living and thinking of Krsna, one can become perfect and happy.

Hari-sauri: People's minds are so much agitated by false desire that they can't appreciate anything. Real beauty they overlook, searching for something else.

Prabhupada: My mother used to make puffed rice at home. So there is special rice available for making puffed rice. Either you can prepare at home or you can purchase in the market, special rice. So she was preparing nice puffed rice, very, very nice. In a sand pot. My mother was always engaged in making some food preparation. Some pickle, some chutney, and this puffed rice, or something else, something else, something else. Besides cooking for the family, she was being assisted by my sisters. Always palatable foodstuff. So many guests were there, and if son-in-law would come, they would specially prepare food for him. To receive guests, give them nice food to eat, prepare nice food for the family, this is the Indian pleasure. They are not very much, nowadays, for upkeep of the home, very... That, in their own way, they keep it very nicely. Every utensils, very cleansed, they are kept ready for use, some cloth. If you go in a poor man's home, but you'll find everything very neat and clean. Ask these grhasthas to keep their home very neat and clean. Are they keeping?

Bhagavan: Yes.

Prabhupada: What are the general program for eating?

Bhagavan: For eating? Every morning everyone has a nice glass of yogurt, chickpeas and apple, orange and banana.

Prabhupada: Chickpeas fried?

Bhagavan: Boiled, chick peas. And apple, orange and banana. And in the afternoon they have rice, dal, capati, and salad, and in the evening they have a glass of milk and a little bread.

Prabhupada: That's nice. What is that machine?

Hari-sauri: One of the vans.

Prabhupada: Vans. (child crying outside) "Prabhupada?" (laughs)

Bhagavan: We brought the Jagannatha Deity here from Paris for Ratha-yatra, and He stayed here for eight days and then went back. And when He went back all the Gurukula children, they were all crying and running after the truck.

Prabhupada: Accha (laughs). So... It is natural affection.

Bhagavan: The little boys also, they were crying, little girls.

Prabhupada: So Ratha-yatra was functioned here?