Rāmeśvara: Śrīla Prabhupāda, could I ask one more question about the records?
Rāmeśvara: Suppose we make a profit. Someone may enquire, "Isn't it better to use the money to distribute more books rather than giving it to the food program."
Prabhupāda: No, no, books department, that is already sufficient income.
Rāmeśvara: I would personally like to use it for the food program.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Book we are getting.
Rāmeśvara: So that's the answer then.
Prabhupāda: And we are not taking any profit. Neither the seller, neither the author is taking any profit. So there is enough money. You haven't got to pay either to the seller or to the writer, then why not spend the whole income? No profit. So we save income tax. And whatever little excess is there, (indistinct), advertise or pay some gṛhasthas some pocket expenses. In this way make it meet. No profit. By our arrangement there is no question of profit but even there is profit, we should pay the gṛhasthas some expenditure. He has... Family man there is... In this way, make always no profit. I was doing from the very beginning (indistinct), then I began to sell books. I was working, I was selling, I was collecting, I was spending, going to the printer, everything. Forcing (indistinct) I was publishing. Work nicely. If I don't force (indistinct), they'll not give me the concession rate, still I am doing. So I think this book department (indistinct) all right, you don't require to invest. But whatever income you'll get from this record business, spend it for giving prasādam. So we have got so many centers, they will feed.
Rāmeśvara: But they... That way a whole new...
Prabhupāda: Therefore I started Māyāpur this prasāda distribution. And it is coming to be successful. People are, politicians are appreciating that here is Hindu-Muslim unity.
Rāmeśvara: All the devotees will appreciate this then. That the records now, the money is going to be used for food relief.
Prabhupāda: Yes. And we can increase. The same thing (indistinct) in the farm, in the village, "Come on, any number, I shall feed you. Come here, chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, and take prasādam." And we shall increase the quality of the prasādam. They will be very much pleased to come and chant. That I want. I am interested in these rascals (indistinct). Fighting amongst them. What can we do? You can go for some time, see what is the reason you have come. (indistinct) ...elderly person, he will come. (indistinct) younger brothers (indistinct) but that he has no power to do. Misunderstanding there will be, after all it is the material world. You go and see why (indistinct). I used to think like that. In all our temples the prasāda distribution should be so random (?), that within ten miles nobody should remain hungry. There are many persons in India, they are half time hungry. So if you distribute prasādam, "Come over here. You are hungry, take prasādam. If I cannot supply daily, I'll supply at least two days, three days weekly." And they're coming. You have seen Māyāpur (indistinct). A big prasāda distribution hall. Regular two thousands are coming (indistinct). And Hindu, Muslim, they're sitting down. No (indistinct).
Hari-śauri: Is there any reason why we are just distribute on a Saturday and Sunday?
Prabhupāda: Oh, (indistinct) we can distribute every day.
Hari-śauri: Let them come every day.
Prabhupāda: Yes. This is (indistinct). Otherwise (indistinct). Let them eat. They can eat.
Hari-śauri: If they get a (indistinct) successful and they get regular amounts...
Prabhupāda: It will be successful.
Hari-śauri: Then they could increase that.
Prabhupāda: It will be successful.
Rāmeśvara: I think we can make a million dollars a year.
Prabhupāda: Oh yes.
Rāmeśvara: After it has been developed.
Prabhupāda: And purchase grains. (indistinct) purchase books.
Rāmeśvara: I've studied but more Americans buy records than books. They spend more money buying records than buying books.
Prabhupāda: Mm. That is natural.
Rāmeśvara: But commercially there's some good potential.
Prabhupāda: But do not neglect book sales.
Prabhupāda: That will not do. This is our first business.