Tin, tin, tin, tin - International Society String Band, combined together, now we have become a stringed instrument

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"Tin, tin, tin, tin" |"International Society String Band" |"combined together, now we have become a stringed instrument"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

International Society String Band. Yes. Separately we are all useless, but combined together, now we have become a stringed instrument.

Room Conversation -- September 9, 1976, Vrndavana:

Hari-śauri: Yes, that picture in the Butler Eagle. It's in the Vyāsa-Pūjā book this year.

Prabhupāda: Yes, yes. Butler County, it is good (indistinct), there were many churches (indistinct) people have got so many churches (indistinct) (break) ...some time, that one piece of wire lying in one place, one piece of bamboo was lying in another place, and one dry shell of a squash was lying. So one intelligent man collected. So this dry shell became the tamburā's what is called...

Hari-śauri: I don't know. Like sound chamber. What do you call it?

Prabhupāda: Sound chamber may be called. So with that dry squash he made the sound chamber. The bamboo he fixed up and the wire upon it and then it became a "Tin, tin, tin, tin..." (laughs) Our organization is like that. I was loitering in the street. Somebody was over there, somebody was there. Not combined together, International Society String Band. Yes. Separately we are all useless. Eh?

Hari-śauri: No, we were useless. You were never useless.

Prabhupāda: No, your assistance was required. How you can be useless? We're all useless. But combined together, now we have become a stringed instrument. This is very good example. Separately... Just like the same logic, andha-khañja. Separately, andha is useless, and khañja is useless. Blind and lame. They cannot do anything. But combined together, they become useful. Then?

Hari-śauri: Would you like to reply? Or it's just recorded.

Prabhupāda: I shall reply. You find them if they are coming.

Hari-śauri: Yes.