Evening Darsana – Everyone Requires A Guru – May 12, 1977, Hrishikesh
841) Whether I know how much Srila Prabhupada faced problems from Indian Government! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————— Prabhupada: (Hindi) They say, “What is this Hare Krsna? We have chanted Hare Krsna many times. Now let us meditate.” This is going on.
Devotee (2): The Indian government even does not grant visa for the followers of Hare Krsna movement in India.
Prabhupada: So we are not dependent on Indian government.
Devotee (2): Just a few months long.
Devotee (2): They don’t give long-term visa for Hare Krsna movement in India.
Devotee (2): Just for few months.
Devotee (2): As tourist people.
Prabhupada: Yes. Yes. Three months. Utmost, six months. And we are losing five to six lakhs of rupees per year for this injustice. I have pointed out the government that “In America they give permanent residentship to so many Indians. I am also. I have got that blue card, formal residence in America. So why don’t you give them permanent residence? They are my assistants.” “No.” This is our misfortune. I am preaching Indian culture all over the world, and I am bringing at least ten lakhs of rupees, foreign exchange, for my Indian activities, but there is no help from the government. This is our position. —————————————-