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As soon as we deteriorate our standard, then everything is spoiled. Therefore I am so much strict about the standard. And our these Western boys, they are always manufacturing ideas

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"As soon as we deteriorate our standard, then everything is spoiled. Therefore I am so much strict about the standard. And our these Western boys, they are always manufacturing ideas"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1975 Conversations and Morning Walks

As soon as we deteriorate our standard, then everything is spoiled. Therefore I am so much strict about the standard. And our these Western boys, they are always manufacturing ideas. Always. Just like this boy, asking, "Can I make silk?" He is being asked for making dolls, and he's asking to manufacture silk. Just see. They’re simply concocting how to make, these boys. I have to deal with them. Their ideas are how to spoil the standard, that's all. Restless.

Vṛṣṇi: What kind of material would you prefer the Deities to be constructed out of?

Prabhupāda: He said marble powder?

Vṛṣṇi: It is impossible right now.

Govinda dāsī: It would be nice if we could do it.

Prabhupāda: Or cement?

Vṛṣṇi: Cement is possible.

Govinda dāsī: Something very hard and sturdy, something comparable to cement that we could… (break)

Prabhupāda: ...experience right here. On Gaurasundara's point and on Sudāmās point. So that is way. But these things have happening only here, not any other place. New York was going to be (indistinct). I do not wish to revive the memory. (indistinct) They made their own program, manufacture some concocted ideas, and set fire to the standard—fallen. This is the difficulty. As soon as we deteriorate our standard, then everything is spoiled. Therefore I am so much strict about the standard. And our these Western boys, they are always manufacturing ideas. Always. Just like this boy, asking, "Can I make silk?" He is being asked for making dolls, and he's asking to manufacture silk. Just see. They’re simply concocting how to make, these boys. I have to deal with them. Their ideas are how to spoil the standard, that's all. Restless. He was asking for manufacturing silk. Who asked him to manufacture silk?

Govinda dāsī: His wife?

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Govinda dāsī: Perhaps his wife wanted to do it.

Prabhupāda: Why? For silk they are not dying.

Govinda dāsī: She is into weaving wool. She takes raw wool and weaves it. And so she likes to do that.

Prabhupāda: Wool, wool?