(excerpt from Conversations with Srila Prabhupada, Vrindaban, 18 October 1977):
PRABHUPADA: Hare Krishna. One Bengali gentleman has come from New York?
TAMAL KRSNA: Yes, Srila Prabhupada. Mr. Sukamal Roy Chowdury.
PRABHUPADA: So I have deputed some of you to initiate? Hm?
TAMAL KRSNA: Yes. Actually… Yes, Srila Prabhupada.
PRABHUPADA: So I think Jayapataka can do that, if you like. I have already deputed. Tell him.
TAMAL KRSNA: Yes.
PRABHUPADA: So, deputees, Jayapataka’s name was there?
BHAGAVAN: It is already on there, Srila Prabhupada. His name was on that list.
PRABHUPADA: So I depute him to do this at Mayapur, and you may go with him. I stop for the time being. Is that all right?
TAMAL KRSNA: Stopped doing what, Srila Prabhupada?
PRABHUPADA: This initiation. I have deputed the, my disciples. Is it clear or not?
GIRIRAJA: It’s clear.
PRABHUPADA: You have got the list of names?
TAMAL KRSNA: Yes, Srila Prabhupada.
PRABHUPADA: And if by Krishna’s grace I recover from this condition, then I shall begin again, or I may not be pressed in this condition to initiate. It is not good.
GIRIRAJA: We will explain to him so that he will understand properly.
PRABHUPADA: Hm? Hm?
GIRIRAJA: I said we will explain to the Bengali gentleman just as you have described to us, so that he’ll be satisfied with this arrangement.
(Srila Prabhupada dictating to Tamal Krishna Goswami a letter to Hansadutta regarding preaching in Sri Lanka: excerpt from Conversations with Srila Prabhupada, Vrindavana, July 19, 1977)
PRABHUPADA: [Addressing Hansadutta] And nobody is going to disturb you there. Make your own field and continue to become rittvik and act on my charge. People are becoming sympathetic there. The place is very nice.