Interviewer (5): What is the response in India?
Prabhupāda: Indian response we have seen when we held meeting in Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, thousands and thousands of people come here to hear about Bhagavad-gītā. Inherently they are inclined, but there is no systematic education. That is the defect. Now the Janmāṣṭamī day is coming I think every Indian will observe Kṛṣṇa Janmāṣṭamī, without any fail. But they are not being educated systematically about Kṛṣṇa. They know Kṛṣṇa, they are inclined to Kṛṣṇa, the education of Kṛṣṇa is there, but nobody is interested to give them properly, systematically. That is the difficulty.
Interviewer (4): How is the response in the West?
Prabhupāda: Of course it is a foreign thing for them, but still they are coming and taking it very seriously.
Interviewer (5): Do you think they are taking to it because it is novel?
Prabhupāda: Huh? No, many novel things go from here, but they are sticking to it. They are now seriously taking to it. They understand that this is a great science and we are publishing books. We have already published eighty-four books like that. Eighty-four of four hundred pages. And you'll be surprised that throughout the whole world we are selling books about sixty thousand dollars a day. That means six lakhs of rupees. That is the basic income for our expenditure, 102 centers all over the world.
Interviewer (3): A central minister the Parliament recently said that he will conduct a probe to see if there was anything fishy in this...
Prabhupāda: Therefore I am bringing before you, before probing, you try to understand what is our income. We are selling these books six lakhs rupees daily, and we are spending it fifty percent for reprinting the books and fifty percent for expanding temples all over the world. This is our activities. Now you probe it or understand it.
Interviewer (3): This is the only source of revenue for the society?
Interviewer (4): Fifty percent books and for temples fifty percent?
Prabhupāda: Fifty percent for expanding temples and fifty percent for reprinting books.
Interviewer (4): Do you have any other source, like donations or something like that for your movement?
Prabhupāda: Very small. Mostly we have got a few cases of donation of land and house. Not very large sum or money, never.
Interviewer (4): But I thought Henry Ford has given some... I thought the Ford family has given some huge donation.
Prabhupāda: Ford, he has given us two, three houses, not donation. But we have purchased two, three houses by the money of Mr. Ford, Alfred Ford, he's my disciple.