Prabhupāda: But one cannot give up the family life, and it was an opportunity to give up family life. So it is blessing in disguise.
Abhirāma: I'm sometimes thinking that if my activities were more purified . . .
Prabhupāda: Yes. Always be engaged in Kṛṣṇa's service.
Abhirāma: But trouble is, it seems that in my . . . engaged in management work, sometimes my spiritual activities suffer. That is unfortunate.
Prabhupāda: No, no. Management is also spiritual activity. Why do you take like that? It is Kṛṣṇa's establishment.
Abhirāma: But my wife never sees that. Unless I am just chanting japa and offering Deity worship, otherwise it's all nonsense.
Prabhupāda: Well, she is also a woman. (chuckles) She has no much intelligence. But here, to manage Kṛṣṇa's affairs is also Kṛṣṇa's work. Don't take it otherwise. We must be engaged in Kṛṣṇa's business. That's all. That is our duty. Fighting is very good business? Killing? But why Arjuna "Yes"? Kariṣye vacanam (BG 18.73). That is Kṛṣṇa conscious. And Kṛṣṇa said, bhakto 'si priyo 'si me (BG 4.3): "You are My devotee, very dear friend." What he was doing? Fighting. The fighting is good business, to kill others? But for Kṛṣṇa's sake.
Abhirāma: Sometimes I am thinking . . .
Prabhupāda: He personally denied, "No, no, no. I don't want this kingdom." Personally he had no desire. But when he saw that Kṛṣṇa wants it, "All right. I shall do it." And this is Kṛṣṇa conscious.
Abhirāma: I always thought that you appreciate it when we try to manage, so therefore I have tried to stay on here.
Prabhupāda: No, you are managing very well. I am very satisfied. Do it. (pause) There was no water. Sometimes the tap becomes . . .