Yogeśvara: Mr. Marchand is a commander in the French Navy. Now he and his family are all chanting on beads and following the regulative principles.
Prabhupāda: You retired? Or...
Yogeśvara: He's still active.
Viśvambhara: He still has a few years to go.
Prabhupāda: Arjuna was a commander.
Bhagavān: Have they seen our French Bhāgavatam? Our new French Bhāgavatam?
Prabhupāda: So we generally speak that Arjuna was military commander. So before understanding Bhagavad-gītā, he was commander, and after understanding, he remained a commander, but he became Kṛṣṇa conscious.
Viśvambhara: He says this brings to mind a question to him, that now that he has received Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he would like to know from you how he should behave in his normal life, because he'll be living very far from the temple. He's two thousand kilometers away from us, and he wants to know how his life should be conducted now that he has become Kṛṣṇa conscious.
Prabhupāda: That is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā, Ninth Chapter. The whole Bhagavad-gītā he has to study, he'll understand. Especially in the Ninth Chapter. Beginning from Seventh to... All the chapters, especially Seventh to Twelfth chapter. He can open that Bhagavad-gītā Seventh Chapter. French.
Viśvambhara: This is French, yes.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Read it.
- śrī bhagavān uvāca
- mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha
- yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ
- asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ
- yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu
- (BG 7.1)
Viśvambhara: jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu
(reads French translation)
Prabhupāda: So, if he has got any difficulty to understand? Ask him. If there is any difficulty, he can inquire.
Viśvambhara: He says he admires you very much for the work you have done in spreading this message all around, and especially the fact that you have made it so clear that anyone can understand.
Prabhupāda: So let him come, join, and help.
Viśvambhara: He says as much as he can he will.
Prabhupāda: Why as much? Why not fully? (laughter)