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I wanted to know what was that, the meaning of that mark you made... The fire, yes. Yes, oil and... Was it a third eye? That means you are dust and you become dust again, or what?

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"I wanted to know what was that, the meaning of that mark you made" |"That means you are dust and you become dust again, or what" |"The fire, yes. Yes, oil and... Was it a third eye"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1973 Conversations and Morning Walks

No... No, we attended the ceremony. (laughter)... You were not marked because you did not attend the ceremony... No, this is the general meaning. And this is blessing. After, after the ceremony, if there is any blessing, you get the blessing. Yes.
Room Conversation with Anna Conan Doyle, daughter-in-law of famous author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- August 10, 1973, Paris:

Guru-gaurāṅga: Do you have any questions about the ceremony that you saw this morning?

Anna Conan Doyle: Yes. I wanted to know what was that, the meaning of that mark you made...

Bhagavān: Oh, from the fire.

Anna Conan Doyle: The fire, yes. Yes, oil and... Was it a third eye?

Prabhupāda: No.

Anna Conan Doyle: That means you are dust and you become dust again, or what?

Prabhupāda: No, we attended the ceremony. (laughter)

Bhagavān: It is a souvenir of the ceremony.

Prabhupāda: You were not marked because you did not attend the ceremony.

Anna Conan Doyle: I see. It's just a sign. It has no particular meaning.

Prabhupāda: No, this is the general meaning. And this is blessing. After, after the ceremony, if there is any blessing, you get the blessing. Yes.

Guru-gaurāṅga: It's a nicer kind of souvenir than the kind you find in Paris.

Anna Conan Doyle: Exactly, (indistinct) to my eye.

Prabhupāda: Just like nowadays, voting, the man who goes to put his vote, he's marked with a star here. You know that? That means he cannot come again. He cannot represent a false voter. Like that.