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In India or the United States (where is your family)?

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1975 Conversations and Morning Walks

India, in Calcutta, my family is there in Calcutta.
Room Conversation with Journalist -- May 19, 1975, Melbourne:

Journalist: You founded the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. How long ago was that?

Prabhupāda: Yes, Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is since five thousand years ago or before that. You may say forty millions of years ago as it is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā. But taking it by modern history, in your country, in the Western countries, I have started it since 1966 from New York. The movement is very, very old. But it is started in the Western countries since last seven or eight years.

Journalist: And where did it first start, which country?

Prabhupāda: New York.

Journalist: In New York.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Journalist: What is your background? Are you from India?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Journalist: What is your age now?

Prabhupāda: I am now just almost complete, seventy-nine. In September I will be eighty.

Journalist: Tomorrow?

Prabhupāda: No, September. My birth date is 1896.

Journalist: And when did you go to the United States?

Prabhupāda: Oh, very old age. I went there in 1965.

Journalist: Yes. To found the Kṛṣṇa consciousness?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Journalist: And what were you in India before that? Did you have a religious background?

Prabhupāda: No, no, from the very childhood we are Kṛṣṇa conscious, our family, the Vaiṣṇava family. My father and my forefathers, they are all belonged to this cult, Kṛṣṇa cult. So naturally from our childhood we were trained up in this cult.

Journalist: Yes. Do you have children?

Prabhupāda: Oh, yes. I have got my wife, children, everything. But now I have no connection with them; I am a sannyāsī. Sannyāsī means to give up all material connection.

Journalist: Yes. Is your son in the cult?

Prabhupāda: Yes, everyone. But they are not so advanced. Just like one belongs to some cult, religion, but one may not be very expert to understand that religion. So they are Kṛṣṇa conscious, but not so expert.

Journalist: In India or the United States?

Prabhupāda: India, in Calcutta, my family is there in Calcutta.

Journalist: You live in New York?

Prabhupāda: No, no, I travel all over the world. My, in America headquarter, Los Angeles. And European headquarter, London.

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