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There is separate arrangement for management, but the idea and philosophy is the same. Ultimately, I am managing. I have my twenty secretaries, they are called GBC, they are assisting me to manage

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

There is separate arrangement for management, but the idea and philosophy is the same. Ultimately, I am managing. I have my twenty secretaries, they are called GBC, they are assisting me to manage. Every GBC has got a certain number of temples to supervise, and ultimately, I supervise everything. Therefore I come occasionally, stay for few days to see how things are going on.


Evening Darsana -- July 8, 1976, Washington, D.C.:

Mr. Boyd: Your Grace, in regards to the, shall we say, the organization of the movement as such, I somehow am led to believe that there's no coordination between, should I say, your office, in regards to the karmī world, and the different temples. Are each . . . does each temple operate by itself, or each division operate by itself?

Prabhupāda: No, . . . (indistinct) . . . there is separate arrangement for management, but the idea and philosophy is the same. Ultimately, I am managing. I have my twenty secretaries, they are called GBC, they are assisting me to manage. Every GBC has got a certain number of temples to supervise, and ultimately, I supervise everything. Therefore I come occasionally, stay for few days to see how things are going on. I have got hundred temples, big, big temples, very nice. They have organized palatial buildings. But I cannot stay anywhere. (laughter)

Mr. Boyd: That's the trouble with being the boss. If you don't do it, nobody else will.

Prabhupāda: As soon as I say: "Ah, it is very nice place," the time is over, they say "You please get out." (laughter and groans from devotees)

Mr. Boyd: The school in Vṛndāvana, is this . . . I assume this is to be out there in the yard that they were clearing. When do you anticipate that will be built?

Prabhupāda: With the land, we are going to construct a nice building for the school. As soon as it is done, then we organize. Kaumāra ācaret prājño dharmān bhāgavatān . . . (SB 7.6.1). From the very beginning of life, this Bhāgavata principle should be trained. That is perfect. Brahmacārī guru-kule vasan dānto guror hitam (SB 7.12.1). They should be trained up how to live at the house of the spiritual master, to be trained up how to control the senses, dānta. Dānta means to practice how to control the senses. That is the difference between human being and animal. Animal cannot be trained up to control their senses. That is not possible. But a human being can be trained up to control the senses. The yoga practice is meant for controlling the sense. Yoga-indriya-saṁyamī.