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One boy, he appeared in his examination. His father asked, "How did you reply to your examination paper?" "Yes, quite nice." Then he said, "How?" So there were very difficult questions that I could not answer

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1973 Conversations and Morning Walks

One boy, he appeared in his examination. His father asked, "How did you reply to your examination paper?" "Yes, quite nice." Then he said, "How?" "So there were very difficult questions that I could not answer, and there were easier questions, they are known to me; I did not answer." (laughter) "They are known to me. What is the use of answering? The difficult questions I could not answer, and the easier, that I know, there is no use of answering." That means he did not do anything.


Devotee: There were not so many people after everything was over. (break)

Prabhupāda: (laughter) Crossing three oceans and seven seas and thirteen rivers, then come to this island. Unless one is very Columbus, serious, he will not come. So we say in Bengali, saat samudra tero nadi, seven seas and thirteen rivers, after crossing. People cannot come with their car also, that is another thing. Gentleman will come, and you will have to leave your car three miles away. That is another thing. Only the most interested persons are coming. Therefore you will see, they are all . . . they are interested persons. It is better to select the most interested.

Devotee: Next time we will have it at Palam Airport.

Prabhupāda: Hm?

Devotee: Next time we will have it further away, so we can get the most interested.

Prabhupāda: So then nobody will come. (laughter) They say that, "Your intelligence is so big that it cannot be captured." And somebody says: "Your intelligence is so subtle, it may be said that you have no intelligence." (laughter) So one man's intelligence cannot be captured; another man has no intelligence. Eh? "Your intelligence is so fine that it may be said that there is no intelligence," and "Your intelligence is so big that it cannot be captured." So both ways it proves no intelligence.

Another story is that one boy, he appeared in his examination. His father asked, "How did you reply to your examination paper?" "Yes, quite nice." Then he said: "How?" "So there were very difficult questions that I could not answer, and there were easier questions, they are known to me; I did not answer." (laughter) "They are known to me. What is the use of answering? The difficult questions I could not answer, and the easier, that I know, there is no use of answering." That means he did not do anything.