A Treatise; Making a “Case” for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission”
Everything Is In My Books, Part 2.
Morning Conversation — April 29, 1977, Bombay:
“But it has been shown that our sticking to Bhagavad-gita, that is our mission. And it is a science. Why he called sectarian? When Krishna says anything, that is science. ‘Two plus two equals to four’ is acceptable by everyone. Why it is sect…? Actually, all religion is going on under the plea, ‘We believe.’ What is this nonsense, ‘We believe’? If you believe ‘Two plus two equals to five,’ will it be correct? Their religion is ‘We believe.’ So, our Bhagavad-gita is not like that. It is fact. That is the difference. [break] …of him. I was staying there in one big room. Crazy. Alone I am.”
“He had tried to attack you?”
“No, he couldn’t act. Gone crazy.”
“So immediately I transferred myself to Jergens, keeping my goods at Mukunda’s place, Michael. Then I searched out that 26 Second Avenue. From going to 26 Second Avenue taking this risk of two hundred dollars, then I became little relieved. Before that, I was simply vagabond. That was the first shelter. Then this Kirtanananda, Hayagriva, Satsvarupa, Umapati, they guided. Brahmananda. Some other boys also came, and they left.
So after getting that shelter, I began to grow. Everything was very precarious condition-vagabond. I was selling some books. I thought that ‘This boy will be trained up’ when I got that place. He invited me to ‘Come to my loft.’ It was very big loft. I was holding class, collecting ten dollars. Then he was not paying rent. He gave me the charge of paying rent. So Krishna was giving by collecting. It was on the top. Still, people were coming. Great story. Never mind. Now we… From my part, whatever is possible. Now you take care. That is my request. Don’t spoil it. Now it is up to you. My, this ailment… I can pass away at any moment. My health is not good. I am old man. It is not surprising. Now you GBC, young boys, all, American, expert, you have got all intelligence, resources, so don’t spoil. Let the movement, ‘go forward’, more and more. Now you have got nice places, filled with devotees. Don’t be anxious for me. That, Krishna will take. And even if I go, where is the harm? Old man. I have given my ideas and direction in my books. People appreciate. I think from my side I have done everything. Is it not? Do you think or not?
“Yes, you have done everything.”
“Hm? So, you are young men, American boys.”
“Still, we want the whole Bhagavatam, Srila Prabhupada.”
“That will be done. Even it is not fulfilled, so there is no harm. But don’t send me, in any case, in hospital. Now I am pointing out this. They are useless.”