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I Want to Give this Culture to the World - Prabhupada 0567

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Journalist: How long have you been here, sir? Prabhupāda: I came here in September 1965, and then I was little indisposed in May 1967, I think. Then I went back to India. Then again I came back in December 1967, just one year past. Journalist: Yes, I see. Why did you come here? Prabhupāda: Because I want to give this culture to the world, and my idea is that America is advanced country. If they accept it, then it will be possible to broadcast the idea throughout the whole world. That is my idea. But I am hopeful now, because these educated young Americans, they are taking serious interest to this movement. And we are publishing papers, books, and they are writing very nicely. So I am old man, I may die, but I have implanted the idea. It will go on. It will go on, and they will be accepted. That experiment is done. If it is nicely propagated, then it will be accepted without any fail. And these boys who have come to me, they have taken seriously. So I am hopeful. Journalist: I saw your magazine. It's a beautiful magazine. Prabhupāda: Back to Godhead? Journalist: Oh yes. A beautiful magazine. Prabhupāda: Thank you very much. Thank you. Journalist: Beautiful thing. Where is that done? Prabhupāda: It is published in New York. Journalist: In New York. I saw the latest issue... Beautiful magazine. Ah, how many people are in the movement approximately? Prabhupāda: I have got about a little more than one hundred disciples who are strictly following my regulative principles. Journalist: One hundred. Prabhupāda: Yes. In different branches. I have got about thirteen branches. Some of the disciples are working in London. Journalist: In London? Prabhupāda: Yes, they are doing very nice. They are all married couples. I got them married. Yes. I got them married. They're young boys, all within thirty. My oldest disciple he is 28. Otherwise 25, 24. At most 30. And similarly, girls, you have seen this girl. You see. So I get them, make them happy in married life. Their mentality is... They are not after so-called puffed-up life. They can live very simply with the least demand of bodily necessities, but thinking very high of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. So I am very hopeful that even I die... Because I am old man, 73 years old. I may die at any moment. But I am now assured my movement will go on. These boys will carry it. That, my mission, is in that way successful. I came here with this idea, that this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement should be started from America. Because anything accepted by America, people follow because America is considered to be the... Actually America is not a poverty-stricken country. So they can very easily understand, they can take it. And there are many confused youths.

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Duration: 5 minutes and 6 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: vanimedia on Feb 4, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Press Interview part 8 in Los Angeles on December 30, 1968

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