Pṛthu-putra: He asks if we have a school in France.
Prabhupāda: We have got a school in Dallas, America, but we are trying to open a school here, also. (French)
Yogeśvara: This school is for all ages or just for children?
Prabhupāda: No, all ages. Children means they learn Sanskrit and English. And they are taught our books. You show our books, all books. These are... Other books. We have got eighty books like this. So if a student reads all these eighty books, he becomes Doctor of Philosophy. Ph.D. Beginning from A,B,C,D, up to Ph.D., all, everything is there. (French)
Pṛthu-putra: He asks if you wrote all these books.
Yogeśvara: Did you write all these books?
Prabhupāda: That you can say. What can I...?
Yogeśvara: Yes, our spiritual master has translated these books. (French) He asks, "These are the ancient Sanskrit books then?"
Bhagavān: Prabhupāda has not just translated. He's given commentary, purport.
Prabhupāda: Yes, you can show the nature, translation, word-meaning. (French) Then I combine with reference to the modern society, how they can be applicable to the modern life. (French)
Yogeśvara: Have we interested any of the leading French citizens in our movement?
Prabhupāda: That I do not know, but many French men came to see me, and...
Yogeśvara: Last year, at Hotel De Ville.
Yogeśvara: Last year, you were received by the Mayor at Hotel De Ville.
Prabhupāda: No, but in America we have reception from highly scholarly people, university heads, like that. Our books are being read in universities, colleges, and they're accepted in big, big libraries. Not only accepted what is published, but they have forward order for all the publications that will come. Yes? Hmmm. (someone comes in with a plate of prasādam)
Pṛthu-putra: (explains about prasādam)
Prabhupāda: They have learned this preparation, these girls. We have taught them. We are strictly vegetarian. From grains, from milk and sugar, and just two three, things, we require, and we can prepare thousands of preparations out of that. From milk and grains and sugar... And? What else?
Pṛthu-putra: Fruit, vegetables.
Prabhupāda: Fruits, vegetable, we can prepare thousands of preparations, very palatable. Some of them you can taste. Yes, take. Whatever you like, take.
Yogeśvara: Maybe you can also explain that this...
Prabhupāda: What is this preparation, explain. You explain.
Yogeśvara: This is burfi.
Bhagavān: This is cake, cookie.
Prabhupāda: No, not cookie. It is burfi like... What is this made of?
Bhagavān: This is...
Girl: This is sandeśa.
Prabhupāda: Oh, sandeśa. It is milk preparation. Give him one more. No, no. This sandeśa, you give him one more. So our recommendation is, "Don't kill cow." Take milk and make thousands of preparations, all nutritious and very healthy. They do not know how to use cow. Instead of killing, if we take, let the animal live and give us milk, and from the milk, we make hundreds of preparations. The milk is nothing but blood, transformation of blood. So we take the blood by killing the animal, but we do not wish to kill such an important animal, but they take the blood in form of milk and make preparation. And those who are flesh-eaters, let them wait for the death of the cow. Then let them eat the flesh, not living condition. So we are making preparation that keep the cows, protect the cows, and when the cow dies, the flesh-eater may take it away. So he can take the skin, he can take the hoof, he can take the horn, he can take the flesh, everything, whatever he likes. Because when it is dead, it is no more useful for us. So the others, who are interested with the skin, in the flesh, in the hoof, they can take it. And they get it free. Without any cost. Because after death, we don't want it. So this is our program. Let the cows live. We take sufficient milk. We are getting milk, one thousand pounds. One thousand pounds daily in our, one center, New Vrindaban, Virginia. So we are making various preparations from the milk, and they are very happy, and the cows are also happy. So this is one of our programs, to stop killing this important animal. And the flesh-eaters may wait a little until the cow dies. Then he gets the opportunity. Why there should be slaughterhouse maintained? As you are one of the leading citizens of Paris, we appeal to you to take up this consideration seriously. Why we should maintain slaughterhouse? If we want to eat the flesh, let us wait till the death. And there will be death. There is no doubt about it. So why they should maintain slaughterhouse? And this is most cruelty. A animal which is giving milk, so important foodstuff, and that is being killed, it does not suit any moral sense of any human being. On the contrary, according to Vedic system, there are seven mothers. And cow is accepted one of them. Because she gives milk, and we take her milk, therefore she's our mother. So this is our philosophy. (French)
Pṛthu-putra: He says there is a French...
Pṛthu-putra: A French saying that says, "We don't have to kill the cow's milk."
Yogeśvara: The cow who gives milk.
Pṛthu-putra: The cow who gives milk.
Yogeśvara: One should not kill... That's a French saying.
Yogeśvara: That one should not kill the cow that gives milk.
Prabhupāda: That's all right. Very good philosophy. Why don't you follow?
Yogeśvara: It's a proverb.
Prabhupāda: So put into action this proverb. So that is... You are one of the leading mayor. That is our appeal. What is unreasonableness in our proposal that so long the cow lives...? Cow, every cow gives milk. So it fulfills your proverb also. So under the circumstances, let the cows live peacefully, take milk and make this preparation of cow's milk, and when it is dead, free of charges. (French)
Yogeśvara: He says he will try to take to heart what you have told him today, and he thanks you for having received him.
Prabhupāda: So kindly do this service. Kṛṣṇa will bless you.
M. Mesman: Thank you. Thank you very much.
Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Jaya. (end)