Prabhupāda: ...vayasa-tīrtham (SB 1.5.10). And the swan is considered to be the highest of the birds. Therefore it is called paramahaṁsa. Example is given to the haṁsa. Haṁsa means swan. Supreme haṁsa. (break) French artists are famous all over the world. What is that famous artist's name?
Yogeśvara: Claude Monet?
Yogeśvara: No, he's Spanish.
Devotee: Leonardo da Vinci.
Yogeśvara: He's Italian. (laughs)
Prabhupāda: Yes. It is said that he was very poor man. So he painted in a fruitshop, grapes.
Prabhupāda: Ah. So the crows came to pick up the grapes, and the king was passing, he picked up, "Oh, who is that artist?" He became rich man in association. No, I have seen in that hall. So first-class picture. I have never seen such nice picture. Exactly life. (japa) (break)
Yogeśvara: ...the book glorifying the Russian ideals, he is thrown out of the country.
Prabhupāda: Just see. It is a country... People are not bad. I have seen. They are very nice. The government, the rascals, a few men who are controlling the government, they are all rogues and thieves. The same thing in India. Everywhere the mass population, they are innocent. These rascals made them..., misleading. In Russia I have seen. The mass people, they are very nice. Andhā yathāndhair upanīyamānāḥ (SB 7.5.31). They are innocent. In India also. The Pakistan happened due to these politicians. The Hindus, Muslims, they are innocent. They don't fight. These politicians engaged them to fight artificially for their political ambition. The wars also declared nowadays, on account of the rascal politicians. The people do not want it. (break) ...to the Indian railway strike, have you got any news?
Karandhara: It, er, I think it ceased.
Bhagavān: It ceased the other day.
Karandhara: They made some agreement with the union.
Prabhupāda: Government made agreement.