India and America, no difference
Posted on November 2, 2012
Filed under BVKS Sanga
Prabhupada: When I was in India I was thinking of America something
wonderful.Now I see here there is not at all any difference. The only
difference is that you people are fair complexioned, your bodies are white
and they are colored or they are not so white. But there are white men also.
In India you’ll find varieties of color, beginning from this American,
European color down to the black negro color. You find in India. We have so
many colors. And actually I give you my frank admission that when I was in
India I was thinking the Americans may be of different type of people or
they may be thinking in otherwise. They may be… So, so many differences.
But here I see there is no difference at all. No difference at all. Only
some bodily features. Even I study the pigeons, I see, oh, this same pigeons
are here, what, playing just like Indian pigeons. Even I see the sparrow. So
there is no difference.
Woman: There is.
Woman: There is. Besides the sparrows, the other birds, as a rule, here in
America are bigger than the birds in Europe.
Woman: The same kind of bird are bigger here.
Prabhupada: Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes. I admit that. I admit that. They are
stout and strong. They are stout and strong. Yes. The squirrel, I see. I saw
the squirrel in the park. Oh, they are also bigger.
Woman: They are bigger.
Prabhupada: They are bigger. That is also natural. You see. Just like in
African people. They are taller. They are taller than the Aryan people, even
in your, this black negroes, they are taller than American people. So there
is little difference of course. That is all right. But on the primary facie,
prima facie, there is no difference.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 2.12 — New York, March 9, 1966