My Success Is Always There
Prabhupāda: You have no question, these boys?

Devotee: They don't speak English.

Prabhupāda: Oh. Oh, you don't understand English.

Devotee (2): (Spanish, asking if they have questions)

Devotee: They're just amazed looking at you.

Guest: (Spanish)

Devotee (2): They said they are simply here feeling your presence, and they realize that you're very busy, and so they are simply feeling love for you.

Prabhupāda: Thank you very much.

Guest: (Spanish)

Devotee (2): They said they have to go now.

Prabhupāda: All right. Give them prasāda. Everyone should be supplied with.

Guest (2): What do you see as the future of your movement, and are you planning to...

Prabhupāda: My movement is genuine.

Guest (2): choose a successor.

Prabhupāda: It is already successful.

Guest (2): No, a succesor.

Prabhupāda: Genuine thing is always success.

Guest (2): After you...

Prabhupāda: Gold is gold. If somebody is fortunate, he can purchase gold, but gold remains gold. If somebody purchases and somebody does not pur..., it doesn't matter. Gold is gold.

Guest (3): Śrīla, he's asking about...

Prabhupāda: So future, gold future (laughter) is always the same as it is at present—if it is gold. If it is something glittering, that is another thing.

Guest (3): But there must be somebody, you know, needed to handle the gold exchange.

Prabhupāda: Yes, that we are creating. We are creating these devotees who will handle.

Devotee: One thing he's saying, this gentleman, and I would like to know, is your successor named or your successor will be...

Prabhupāda: My success is always there.

Devotee: Is always there.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Just like the sun is there always. It may come before your vision or not—the sun is there. But if you are fortunate, you come before the sun. Otherwise you'll remain in darkness. Sun is open to everyone. Our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement—Kṛṣṇa is open to everyone. But if you are fortunate, you come to this light. If you are unfortunate, you do not. That is your choice. Kṛṣṇa says, sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja (BG 18.66). You do it. Now it is your choice. You surrender to Kṛṣṇa or don't surrender, that is your business. We are canvassing everyone, "Take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness and you'll be happy." Now it is their business to take it or not to take it. But he can come. He can ask question and then "How? Why shall I take it?" That we are ready, to convince him. That is preaching.

Devotee: When you have come to United States, you had nothing...

Prabhupāda: I came to give you. Some of you have taken and some have not taken, so what can I do? I came to give you Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is my duty. My Guru Mahārāja ordered, and I came. And... But some of you, you have taken, and most of, they have not taken. So that is another thing. But I came to deliver you the genuine thing. That's all.

Devotee: The way you have come is that you have come as though you've not come from a religion or nothing. You've come, and everybody fall in love with you. You preach, and as Prabhupāda, we cannot deny you are the authority because you know everything, and your...

Prabhupāda: Any way you take it, then you become happy. That's all. Of course, when you take it out of love... That is a fact. So without love, this transaction, because there is no price for it... All other transaction, there is exchange of price. Here there is no price. So out of love only, one can take it, not by paying any price. It is not possible. To pay the price of Kṛṣṇa consciousness is not possible. Yes.

Devotee: You cannot force anybody to say, "I am the guru. I'm the (indistinct). Fall in love with me."

Prabhupāda: Why shall I force? What is my... That is not my business. I am Kṛṣṇa's servant. I simply say, "Here is good thing. You take it." Now, Kṛṣṇa also says that. He does not force. Kṛṣṇa is God. He can force, but He does not do that.

Guest: (indistinct)

Prabhupāda: Bring prasāda for them.

Devotee (2): Prasāda?

Guest (3): How many days are you planning to stay? How many days?

Prabhupāda: Here?

Devotee (2): About three more days.

Prabhupāda: Three more days. That is in his hand. First of all give here. (prasāda being distributed) (break)

(Srila Prabhupada Room Conversation with Sanskrit Professor, other Guests and Disciples, February 12, 1975, Mexico)

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