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To rise early in the morning and do whatever is needed. Then at nine, half-past nine, I will go to his apartment and begin cooking. Then, after finishing, I'll take my bathing, and then we shall eat together

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

To rise early in the morning and do whatever is needed. Then at nine, half-past nine, I will go to his apartment and begin cooking. Then, after finishing, I'll take my bathing, and then we shall eat together. And then, after eating, I will go to the Fifth Avenue for loitering.


Pañcadraviḍa: You showed the example when you came to New York. You were cooking cāpāṭis and everything.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Otherwise, who would cook at that time? (break) . . . apartment. So I was cooking, and he liked. He thought that "Without any payment, I have got a cook."

Revatīnandana: Dharmadhyaksa dāsa used to be one of his disciples before he joined your . . . he became your disciple. And he said that he was talking to Dr. Mishra, and Dr. Mishra still talks about your cooking. He said, "Oh, Swāmījī, he saved my life," he said. "He taught me how to eat properly." He still talks about you. (break)

Prabhupāda: . . . improved his health. He says still?

Revatīnandana: Yes. Yes.

Prabhupāda: Oh.

Revatīnandana: Dharma was telling me. (break)

Prabhupāda: . . . to rise early in the morning and do whatever is needed. Then at nine, half-past nine, I will go to his apartment and begin cooking. Then, after finishing, I'll take my bathing, and then we shall eat together. And then, after eating, I will go to the Fifth Avenue for loitering.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Fifth Avenue.

Prabhupāda: Yes. So I was cooking once only, that's all.

Yaśodānandana: Your loitering was very fruitful eventually.

Prabhupāda: I was studying Americans, how they are walking, how they are shopping, like that.

Satsvarūpa: One time you said you were happier then, maintaining yourself, than having thousands of disciples.

Prabhupāda: Yes. There was no chance of finding fault. (laughter) Now I have to find fault.