Guru-krpa: Your plans are Kṛṣṇa's plans, Prabhupāda.
Prabhupāda: Hmm? Yes. I planned that "I must go to America." Yes. That was the reason. Otherwise, generally they go to London. I did not go to London.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: We were talking about that.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: We were just talking about that last night, that generally someone in India would think, "Let me go to London," but you thought, "Let me go to..."
Prabhupāda: No. I was simply dreaming, "How to go to New York?" Actually I thought.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: The biggest.
Prabhupāda: Yes. I was scheming, "Whether I shall go this way, through Tokyo, Japan, or that way? Which way is cheaper?" That was my plan. And I was targeting to New York always. Sometimes I was dreaming that I have come to New York. (aside:) Hare Kṛṣṇa. (Bengali with Indian man) We cannot accept food from the demons. (aside:) Hare Kṛṣṇa. (break) ...supplied at least nice food. (break) You are the first time here?
Indian man (1): Yes.
Prabhupāda: How do you like?
Indian man (1): Very nice. (break)
Prabhupāda: ...purify the whole atmosphere. (break) ...world we are all condemned. Still, Kṛṣṇa has given so many facilities. There is a Bengali proverb, Bonedhīr astekur bhaga.(?) means the place of garbage. If a aristocrat asks that "You have to live in my garbage place," "Oh, that is also better." Similarly, Kṛṣṇa... This is garbage. This material world is garbage. And still, we live so comfortably. Now just imagine what is His dhāma. It is the garbage tank, still so nice. And just think what is His real place, Goloka Vṛndāvana. (break)
Jayapatāka: ...gave us a very good record, very clean.
Prabhupāda: Purest in the world.
Jayapatāka: Officially, he said, the government is very eager to always keep an eye on your activities, but so far, you have not had any bad record. Therefore the government is favorable.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Otherwise, how Indira Gandhi could see me? Even in the midst of crisis she gave me time. She has got very impression. She said that "I have all faith in you, but because I am afraid of these Americans..."
Jayapatāka: We understand how important it is to keep all our dealings in the open.
Prabhupāda: Oh, yes, yes. Very, very careful.
Jayapatāka: Watching the dangers.
Prabhupāda: We have got good reputation all over the world. The German rascals, they wanted to minimize our value, but he failed, that police officer.
Haṁsadūta: If the government sanctions for acquiring this land, then we won't have any trouble in Hyderabad getting that land either.
Haṁsadūta: Have to give it. (break)
Prabhupāda: ...take it rightly. Then we'll lay down the foundation. Something; anything.