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Even Misunderstanding Between Husband and Wife - No Question of Divorce - Prabhupada 0570

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Journalist: Is there much divorce in India? Prabhupāda: Yes. The modern, so-called advanced boys and girls, they are now after divorce. But before that, even there was misunderstanding between husband and wife, quarrel, there was no question of divorce. Take my life practical. I was a householder. Now I have given up. So practically I did not agree with my wife, but there was no dream of divorcing. You see? Neither she dreamt, neither I dreamt. This was unknown. Now they are being introduced. Journalist: Yeah. Western culture. Prabhupāda: Ah, yes. Journalist: Do you have much of a following in India itself? Prabhupāda: Yes. Not my personal, but my other Godbrothers, this cult is very good. Journalist: How many, how many... Prabhupāda: Oh, millions. We have got, this Vaiṣṇava philosophy, the Kṛṣṇa consciousness, million and millions. Almost all. 80 percent. You ask any Indian and he'll talk so many things about Kṛṣṇa consciousness. He may not be my disciple, but there are many saintly person like me. They are doing this business. Journalist: Have... Did you get formal training with a... Prabhupāda: Yes, I was initiated by my Guru Mahārāja. His, here is that, my spiritual master's photo. Journalist: Oh, I see. Prabhupāda: Yes. So when your country wanted a certificate for making me permanent resident, so I got a certificate from my Godbrothers that I am initiated. That's all. But otherwise, in our country, there is no necessity of certificate. Journalist: In other words, there's nothing like going to a seminary in India where you go to a seminary or a monastery and take a course for four years... Prabhupāda: No, this is monastery. Yes, there is a monastery. We have got institution, Gauḍīya Math Institution. They have got hundreds of branches, yes. Journalist: You go for a prescribed course of study? Prabhupāda: Yes, prescribed course of study, these two, three books, that's all. Anyone can read. Bhagavad-gītā and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam or Caitanya-caritāmṛta. You'll learn everything. You haven't got to learn so many huge volumes of books. Because Bhagavad-gītā is such nice book, if you can understand one line, you advance hundred years. You see? So, I mean to say, meaningful and so solid. Therefore we have published this Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. Let your people read it, let them question, and try to understand what is this movement. Journalist: Macmillan is publishing this one. Prabhupāda: Yes, Macmillan is publishing.

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Duration: 4 minutes and 18 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: vanimedia on Feb 4, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Press Interview part 11 in Los Angeles on December 30, 1968

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