I Am Still Brave
Devotee: Prabhupada, has there been an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa outside India, somewhere else in another part of the world? Or does He always comes in India?

Prabhupada: Yes. Śaktyāveṣa avatāra, somebody empowered by Him, not Kṛṣṇa Himself. Just like Christ. Christ is also empowered incarnation. Śaktyāveṣa avatāra. Muhammad is also. Anyone who is preaching about God is empowered incarnation. Kṛṣṇa-śakti vinā nāhi kṛṣṇa nāma-pracāra. That is there in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta.

Devotee (2): ...that your initiated disciples had some relationship with Lord Caitanya when He was on this earth?

Prabhupada: Everyone has relationship, all living entities.

Devotee (3): He is Viśvambhara, means the maintainer of all living entities.

Prabhupada: Yes... (reading sign)... Prince of Wales. Prince of Wales, I think this, I think he is dead now. King Edward, I mean to say, George's elder brother? No, not George's. George VI. His elder brother? Edward? When he was Prince of Wales he was actually to be the emperor, or King of England. But he married one common girl, and therefore he was refused. So he, as Prince of Wales, he went to India. And when he saw the bright sunshine, he was surprised. (laughter) Yes.

Devotee (3): He had never seen.

Prabhupada: He, or before him, another prince. Because that Prince of... We were at that time children. So I think King George V, when he was Prince of Wales.

Devotee (3): Oh, when he came to Calcutta?

Prabhupada: Yes. I have seen. We were schoolchildren at that time. So on the two sides of the road, our first place was, the king, queen passed. We saw. We were given a flag. (laughter) "Jaya Rāja, Rājeśvara." We were... And very good tiffin was supplied: two samosā, two kachorī, two sandeśa, and one big tangerine. Twice I saw. Once when he entered Calcutta, and again, one day, when there was a parade of military. Military parade. So both days we were invited, and we saw the king.

Devotee (3): ...Calcutta, on the Maidan, there's that big building, that big memorial. Is that...

Prabhupada: Oh, Victoria Memorial.

Devotee (3): That was built for the king when he was coming?

Prabhupada: No, that was built in memory of Victoria. It was done imitating the Taj Mahal. It took twenty years. Sir Rajendra Nath Mukherjee of Martin Company, he took the contract. And after finishing, he got this title "Sir." And when it was being constructed, I went to the top by crossing the scaffolding.

Devotee (3): So you must have been very brave.

Prabhupada: Yes, I am still brave. (laughter) Otherwise how could I come alone to preach Kṛṣṇa consciousness? I am still brave.

Devotees: Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

Prabhupada: Some astrologer told that "This boy, for executing his purpose, he will enter into the fire." Yes... recently, in our Bombay affair, it was fight with the fire. Is it not?

Devotee (3): Yes. Oh, yes.

Prabhupada: And we have come out victorious.

Devotee (3): Yes. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Prabhupada: So much obstacle, still going on.

(Srila Prabhupada Morning Walk, London, March 11, 1975)

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