Sunday, 11th February 1973
With most of the devotees on the way to Sydney, the Melbourne temple was now quiet. In the morning, after his walk, Srila Prabhupada gave Srimad-Bhagavatam class. After breakfast he attended to some more letters. Since Bali-mardana had returned to New York on urgent business, Madhudvisa was now Prabhupada’s new secretary.
Guru Gauranga had written to Srila Prabhupada reporting an increase in the preaching work in Switzerland. Srila Prabhupada replied; Srila Prabhupada said:
I am very much encouraged to hear of your increased sankirtana movement and your return to Geneva to open up still another chapter in Lord Caitanya’s conquest of the world. You may consult closely with Bhagavan dasa on all matters, and he will give you good advice in this regards.
Guru Gauranga had also mentioned that proportionate to their increase in sankirtana, they were being increasingly harassed by the police. Srila Prabhupada referred to the current problem in Australia; Srila Prabhupada said:
As far as police problems are concerned, this is going on all over the world; especially here in Melbourne they are being persecuted by the police. Even they are going to jail daily, but still they will not stop their chanting and distributing. When they go to jail, they refuse to eat the food and in this way so much public sympathy is there. So eventually the police will accept us and our sankirtana activities will go on unchecked. Simply, we must have the determination to continue our preaching work under all circumstances.
Biographies and Glorifications of Srila Prabhupada-‘The Great Transcendental Adventure-‘Colonisation by Sankirtana’–Melbourne, Sydney & Auckland, 1973-Kurma das
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