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Do it very cautiously, because after all, we are beggar. That you should consider. But if somebody comes forward, that is our business - to induce others, moneyed man. Let his money be spent. That we are doing actually

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"Do it very cautiously, because after all, we are beggar. That you should consider. But if somebody comes forward, that is our business—to induce others, moneyed man. Let his money be spent. That we are doing actually"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1974 Conversations and Morning Walks

Do it very cautiously, because after all, we are beggar. That you should consider. But if somebody comes forward, that is our business - to induce others, moneyed man. Let his money be spent. That we are doing actually.


Prabhupāda: The Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava, Caitanya Mahāprabhu, have got their temple. I expected that you must have, Americans . . . (indistinct) . . . But if it is not possible, then it is patraṁ puṣpaṁ with picture, that's all. There is no question of stoppage. Ahaituky apratihatā (SB 1.2.6). Devotional service cannot be stopped in any circumstances. (Cross talk from other audio recording fades in and out until end). So my first business is to see that somehow or other the temple is complete. Then we shall see whether there is Deity or there is dress. If in the meantime it is possible, you do. And if there is no means, then you cannot take from the construction. This is my point. Is that clear? Yes. And so far money is concerned, whatever money is there, then you'll spend everything for temple, not for other things. Therefore I am trying to minimize as much as possible, and necessity must be there. Otherwise that money is for this Vṛndāvana, the construction and maintenance. Now I want to finish this. So do like that. Is that all right?

Gurudas: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Finish the construction at any cost. Your wood has come?

Gurudas: Wood has come. Yes.

Prabhupāda: Ah, so finish the temple, and I think iron will come by tomorrow or day after tomorrow. In the meantime, you'll fix up the wood and whatever iron. Yes. You bring it. Keep account whatever Deity collection is there.

Gurudas: Yes.

Prabhupāda: That's all. That money is there?

Gurudas: Yes. Twenty thousand, and another ten will come when it is sent.

Prabhupāda: Do it very cautiously, because after all, we are beggar. That you should consider. But if somebody comes forward, that is our business—to induce others, moneyed man. Let his money be spent. That we are doing actually. But this money what I have brought or what I have given at Bombay, this about forty lakhs of rupees. What I have brought from USA, that is my book. That is my . . . we can say, that writing book at night and inducing these devotees: go and sell, go and sell, go and sell. In this way it is going on. This is not contribution. George has given contribution, but that is house. But nobody gives us money for it. And here also you don't get any big contribution, except that Birla has contributed.