Was Srila Prabhupada Systematically “Positioned”?
Vrindavana, 1976 Part 7
Yeah, Srila Prabhupada said to do 24-hour kirtana, and mass Prasadam distribution. I mentioned this to Bhakti Tirtha, a black devotee. But he could care less; had no interest at all. Instead, these authorities; they are opening restaurants, and distributing books, and ignoring the black community. So I asked them,
“What do you think?”
I mean, these people are not doing what Prabhupada said to do. But they think that I am crazy to follow these instructions. They said that they do not even agree with me. I could care less about these people. I say you do not believe me; then fine. I know what Prabhupada said. They do not believe me; that is their problem. Who cares?
Prabhupada did not tell them to preach to the black community. Prabhupada never told Bhakti Tirtha to dedicate his life to working with black people; and he is black, and I am not black. Nevertheless, Srila Prabhupada instructed me to do that. It has nothing to do with that. This is the tricky thing. Prabhupada is not American either; and he was sent to America. In addition, he dedicated his life to this, in the West. Also he is not Western, at all. Western and Eastern both.
I do not believe that there is any boundary for preaching; none at all. Bhakti Tirtha may think that because he is black, he thinks it is ridiculous to preach to blacks. I do not think it is ridiculous what he is doing. I think he is a good devotee. My thinking that he has more insight into working with black people because he is black is completely off the wall. The person who has the insight to working with black people is Srila Prabhupada; and he told me what to do. However, they, the ISKCON authorities; they do not do it. I do not even want to talk about it anymore, but anyways it is a joke. A transcendental joke.
This is how Krishna maintains His devotees. Prabhupada wants me to do it. The ISKCON authorities, do not even call me and invite me to do this project. Brahmananda pops in and he says he is going to do it. Bhakti Tirtha takes sannyasa and he says he is going to do it. But no one even gives me a phone call.