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What is bitter melon?

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"What is bitter melon"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Bitter melon, you teach them how to do it.
Arrival at Farm -- July 29, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm):

Bhagavān: There is nice water here, from the source, we have a source.

Prabhupāda: From?

Bhagavān: There is a source, a natural spring not far from here, and people take there water.

Prabhupāda: You all bring all drinking water from there?

Bhagavān: No, yours. (pause) Here, we are an hour ahead.

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Bhagavān: One hour ahead, 12:20. We have bitter melon and all fruits and vegetables, everything.

Prabhupāda: Who will cook?

Bhagavān: We have Mandakini?

Prabhupāda: Mandakini has not cooked very nice last...

Bhagavān: There is Aditi, there is... The wife of Hari-vilāsa, she cooked for you before.

Prabhupāda: All right, she can cook.

Bhagavān: What is bitter melon?

Prabhupāda: Bitter melon, you teach them how to do it.

Bhagavān: Samosa?

Prabhupāda: Not necessarily, simple prepare nice dahl, nice rice, vegetables, some bitter melon, and two, three capatis, that's all. Not cumbrous. Must be well cooked, rice. That's all.

Bhagavān: Mung dahl is all right? Mung dahl?

Prabhupāda: Mung dahl, yes.

Bhagavān: Mung dahl.

Prabhupāda: It boils nicely? Any dahl which boils nicely, that's all right. Without being boiled, it is useless. (long pause) Is it working or not? (referring to the bell)

Devotee: We tried it yesterday, it was working.

Prabhupāda: I don't think it is working.

Hari-śauri: It's not working.

French devotee: Yesterday we tried everything. It was working, I know.

Prabhupāda: Is there any buzzing? Is there any buzzing? No. (coughing) (devotees fix the bell)

Bhagavān: Where is that lota for Prabhupāda?

Harikeśa: I told them two o'clock their time, which is one o'clock your time from London, because there's a compromise of..., in between the two, and in that way it would adjust. I also told them not to make anything fancy but to make very simple.

Prabhupāda: Who? They will not be able.

Harikeśa: Hari-vilāsa's wife? Parijāta?

Prabhupāda: Oh, she's,...

Harikeśa: She's here.

Prabhupāda: All right.

Harikeśa: So I explained to her, and Arundhatī's going to show her the cooker and everything, so...

Prabhupāda: Arundhatī cannot. She cannot.

Harikeśa: No, she's not so... She knows the mechanics of it, but the details are difficult. When we get to the farm there is a separate kitchen, and every spare minute I will be with him and just teach him everything in great detail. (break)

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