Oh, He is Doing This Work?

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Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jun 26, 2016 — SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) —


Gargamuni: Some of them are shocked. We went to the National Library in Calcutta. That’s the largest library. They saw your books and they said, “Oh, he is doing this work?” They were so impressed. They had never seen Sanskrit or Bengali printed in foreign countries the way you have done in your books. They said, “This is fan…” There’s no one else who is doing this in India, no one. Very impressed.


And these men themselves are Sanskrit scholars. He immediately started to read. He said, “Oh, very nice.” He said, “It is just right.” So he was very enthusiastic. There are two boys. They spend the whole day just going to libraries.


Prabhupāda: That has been written by Professor Dayal, Dimock, that “Sanskrit scholars should get good opportunity, and nobody, I think, will deny Swamiji’s scholarship.” He has said that.


Gargamuni: Any name we have in India, any good name we have, is due to you.


Prabhupāda: (laughing) It is due to Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī. Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Guru-kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya pāya bhakti-latā-bīja (CC Madhya 19.151). So you can give me massage. Thank you very much. Now you have got very, very great responsible work. I will die. You will live. Kīrtir yasya sa jīvati. . But I will not die.


Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: No, you could never die. (laughter)


Gargamuni: We can’t accept that.


Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa.


Gargamuni: We refuse to accept that. (end)


(Room Conversation – September 21, 1973, Bombay)





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