Audio Recordings

Audio Recordings of Srila Prabhupada’s Poison Complaints

 

Segment 1: Page 354, begin line 1. Srila Prabhupada reveals in Hindi: “Someone said I have been poisoned…it’s possible”.

 

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Segment 2: page 354, begin line 24. Srila Prabhupada (SP) and Kaviraja speak in Hindi, where Srila Prabhupada reveals further that “Someone said that when given (poison) this happens”, referring to his symptoms. The Kaviraj replies “Anyone who thinks about doing this is a demon”.

 

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Segment 3: Page 359, begin line 6. Srila Prabhupada (SP) replies to Tamal Krishna, repeating an earlier point made to the Kaviraja in segment 2 above. He says, “He ( the someone referred to earlier) said that these (Srila Prabhupada’s) symptoms are seen when a man is poisoned”.

 

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Segment 4: Page 367, begin line 11. Bhakticaru tells the others what Srila Prabhupada (SP) has just stated. Bhakticaru says “Someone gave him(Srila Prabhupada) poison here”. Tamal Krishna says, “Srila Prabhupada, Sastriji says that there must be some truth to it if you say that (that someone has poisoned you). So who is it that has poisoned (you)”? There is a long discussion about murder by poison cases.

 

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Segment 5: Page 370, begin line 4 from bottom. Srila Prabhupada (SP) states that whatever his caretakers have tried, everything has failed, and he requests that he be let go by them.

 

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Segment 6, page 373 begin line 1. Srila Prabhupada (SP) continues to want to leave his caretakers and go on parikrama. He says that he will drink milk and continue the same treatment. He is also given milk to drink, which he finds too sweet. Just before he is given the milk, the taperecorder by his bedside picks up very incriminating whispers, which have been audio enhanced and ‘denoised’ for clarity. The enhanced whispers are at the end of the conversation segments on the CD and can be heard on most decent audio CD players.

 

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Segment 7. Page 378, begin line 1. Srila Prabhupada (SP), after disclosing the matter of his being given poison by someone, and shortly after having most likely heard the whispers himself, much against the expectations of others in the vicinity (since the tape recorder by his bedside picked them up), now declares that his remaining with his caretakers is like committing suicide at the hands of a Ravana, and continues to request arrangements to be removed and taken on parikrama, in care of devotees lead by Lokanatha Swami.

 

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Segment 8, page 379, begin line 11 from bottom. Srila Prabhupada (SP), counters all arguments by Tamal Krishna, and says that he will be cured by leaving and going on parikrama. (He would also be in the care of Lokanatah Swami then instead of Tamal Krishna and company).

 

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Section 9: page 391, begin line 5. Tamal Krishna, ignoring the words of Srila Prabhupada (SP), that the parikrama and his new caretakers would cure him, is determined to not let Srila Prabhupada go. Srila Prabhupada, maintaining an amazing transcendental consciousness, responds just as previously seen in the lives of the greatest saints and messengers of God such as Jesus Christ, Haridas Thakur, and Prahlada Maharaja. He ignores his own dangerous situation (materially speaking), and just decides to reciprocate with his caretakers based on whatever service they have done in the past.

 

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Segment 10. From various segments between November 8 and November 10, 1977

 

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Segment 11. Page 373, begin line 11.

 

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Segment 12. Page 373, begin line 20.

 

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Segment 13, is a posting from Vaisnava News Network (VNN) on March 31, 1999

 

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