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The Ramakrishna Mission man came to see me. He said that "You dress like American. Otherwise nobody will take you as important."

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"The Ramakrishna Mission man came to see me. He said that" |"You dress like American. Otherwise nobody will take you as important"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Prabhupada: The Ramakrishna Mission man came to see me. He said that "You dress like American. Otherwise nobody will take you as important."

Acyutananda: Nikhilananda...

Prabhupada: And "I don't want to be important. I have no dress. If you pay for it, I can dress. I have no money. I know how to dress as a European. As business man, I was doing that. But not this shabby dress. You must give me four set of nice dress, (laughter) changing every alternate day. I know how to do it, but I have no money."

Prabhupāda: You die when he liked. That was the benediction upon him. And Gandhi will say dharma-kṣetra means this body.

Indian man: (indistinct) Balarāma and Subhadrā month, is that on the same, the next month, He came?

Prabhupāda: He came one sūrya-grahaṇa occasion. (break) ...in America. That is better than calling a government. What is the government? I don't care for them, these politicians. In America I never attempted to see the politicians, secretary and... Never attempted. I was sitting down under the tree and playing my dundubhi.

Dayānanda: Yes. For one year the Marquis of Zetland was interested, and then what is the use? After that, then finished.

Prabhupāda: Finished.

Dayānanda: Just five hundred pounds spent in two years, and then nothing.

Prabhupāda: Then nothing.

Dayānanda: In 1933, '34. But you have, you have done so much. Even..., even though you just had some low-class persons, you have transformed them all. And now it is a very wonderful...

Prabhupāda: The Ramakrishna Mission man came to see me. He said that "You dress like American. Otherwise nobody will take you as important."

Acyutānanda: Nikhilananda...

Prabhupāda: And "I don't want to be important. I have no dress. If you pay for it, I can dress. I have no money. I know how to dress as a European. As business man, I was doing that. But not this shabby dress. You must give me four set of nice dress, (laughter) changing every alternate day. I know how to do it, but I have no money." (end)