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So then they want to know, is it all right to show the demons and the demigods standing right on the ocean?

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"So then they want to know, is it all right to show the demons and the demigods standing right on the ocean"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

They were churning. That's all.
Room Conversation -- June 28, 1976, New Vrindaban:

Rādhāvallabha: Yes, Gajendra. So the artists want to know if it is okay to show him outside in front of a cottage like that.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Very good.

Rādhāvallabha: This is a very rough sketch. This is when the demigods and demons were churning the ocean of milk with Vāsuki. So they want to make sure... So Lord Śiva will be standing outside the milk ocean. He won't be in the ocean. He'll be on the shore of the ocean, drinking the poison.

Prabhupāda: Why?

Rādhāvallabha: Sorry, it's not a very good picture. Here is the ocean. So Lord Śiva is on the shore, he's not in the ocean. He is on the shore, drinking the poison. They want to know if that's okay.

Prabhupāda: Welcome.

Rādhāvallabha: Okay. So then they want to know if it's okay to have Lord Śiva's bull with Lord Śiva.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Where Lord Śiva can go, his bull can go.

Rādhāvallabha: So then they want to know, is it all right to show the demons and the demigods standing right on the ocean?

Prabhupāda: They were churning. That's all.

Rādhāvallabha: So then they can actually stand right on the water.

Prabhupāda: Churning was done in the water. Milk. Milk ocean.

Rādhāvallabha: But they are not standing on the bottom. They are standing actually on the surface.

Prabhupāda: Well, yes, half water.

Rādhāvallabha: Then a thousand-armed Viṣṇu on top of Mandara Hill? They want to know if they should show Him on top of the mountain like that.

Prabhupāda: Yes. That's all...

Rādhāvallabha: When we did Lord Nṛsiṁha-deva, there were some arms that you wanted transparent. You just wanted the four main arms looking regular. So all the other arms should be transparent except for four?

Prabhupāda: No, it is mentioned. It is mentioned. No.

Rādhāvallabha: It just says "a thousand arms." So just paint like that?

Prabhupāda: Hmm.