The first night we did a very nice program, kirtana, and everyone was joining in dancing with us. We were dancing and they were all joining. And the second night they cancelled our program

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Mahaksa: Something to do with Radha-Ramana Mandira in Vrndavana. I think one is Purusottama. Anyway, the first night we did a very nice program, kirtana, and everyone was joining in dancing with us. We were dancing and they were all joining. And the second night they cancelled our program. We were trying to sell books in the front of the pandal, and they were giving us trouble for that.

Prabhupada: Oh, they are envious.

Prabhupāda: Bhagatjī may go to Hyderabad. I am sending him.

Akṣayānanda: That will be a great loss for me.

Prabhupāda: Therefore I said that you must be able to compensate yourself.

Akṣayānanda: Yes, Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: You should know how, especially dealing with the municipality men. (break) For Rādhā-Mādhava?

Mahākṣa: Something to do with Rādhā-Rāmaṇa Mandira in Vṛndāvana. I think one is Puruṣottama. Anyway, the first night we did a very nice program, kīrtana, and everyone was joining in dancing with us. We were dancing and they were all joining. And the second night they cancelled our program. We were trying to sell books in the front of the paṇḍāl, and they were giving us trouble for that.

Prabhupāda: Oh, they are envious.

Mahākṣa: They are envious. Very envious.

Prabhupāda: Why you joined them?

Mahākṣa: I did not know. I thought it would be a good opportunity. They promised me they would give us a good program and good accommodation. When we got there, they did not like that we were very popular. (tape breaks up throughout) Then Mr. Bishop (indistinct) brother, T.C. (break) ...tour, he is a good man. He came with... (break) He is one of the most respected men in Bareilly. He forced them to put the program back again. So we did again the same evening. The people there love our program. They are all supposed... They have pictures of Caitanya Mahāprabhu on the stage and they're supposed to be following Him, but they sing all these sahajiyā sort of songs, and they sit down and it's all gṛhasthas. There's no... There's no real...