After the devastation.

“Don’t go on further”

A Conversation between

George Harrison & Srila Prabhupada

Bhaktivedanta Manor, August 22, 1973

(Excerpt from PART I: “You are not demon.  You are demigod.”)


Prabhupāda:  …..”In Bombay we are going under some tribulation.  You have seen this booklet?

Śyāmasundara: No.  They ruined our temple.  The city, municipal authorities knocked our temple down.

George:  Who did?

Śyāmasundara: In Bombay, the city police.  So we made a publicity from it.  I understand though they have rebuilt?

Prabhupāda:  Eh?

Śyāmasundara: They have rebuilt it?

Prabhupāda:  Yes.

George:  Why?  Why did they do that?

Prabhupāda:  Oh, that’s a long story.

Śyāmasundara: Long story.  About the land.  There is some dispute.  We purchased it and the other owners tried to dispute it.  So they were powerful with the police…

George:  But they said you, they didn’t want you to have the land or they said you didn’t own the land?

Śyāmasundara: They said we really didn’t even though we paid for it.  So they were powerful friends with the police and they got the police to come and demolish the temple.

George:  Really?  With the Deities in there?

Śyāmasundara: They didn’t destroy the Deities.

Prabhupāda:  No, they were going to, not destroy, they dismantled the Deity room also.  In the meantime another message came, “Don’t go on further,” so they stopped.

George:  You’d expect it somewhere like in America.  In India you wouldn’t expect that.

Prabhupāda:  No, this is an extraordinary incident.  So public is on our side.  ”

Sent in by Rasamanjari devi dasi

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Srila Prabhupada’s bhajan-kutir (right) and SGGS samadhi (left)

Reception, prasadam stal and book shop.

Sachinandana Prabhu who stopped the demolition

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