At the present, especially on this planet earth, the influence of Lord Brahmä has decreased considerably, and the representatives of Hiranyakasipu—the Raksasas and demons—have taken charge. Therefore there is no protection of brahminical culture and cows, which are the basic prerequisites for all kinds of good fortune. This age is very dangerous because society is being managed by demons and Raksasas." (SB 7.3.13)
YOU CAN KNOW THIS WORLD
IS NOW MANAGED BY DEMONS
Räkñasa means almost man-eaters. Räkñasa are called
man-eaters, more than tigers. They, for their self-satisfaction, they can eat,
I mean to say, even, even their own sons. You see? They are called räkñasas. No
shame. "My sense gratification should be satisfied. Never mind. You go to
hell." So this is the age. So we, we create a machine that everyone comes
and becomes smashed in that machine, and my sense satisfaction is there.
Although I'll never be happy by that sense satisfaction. This is going on. You
can know this world is now managed by the räkñasas. Räkñasa.
They don't mind what is happening. They are prepared to sacrifice everything
for fulfilling their whimsical nonsense. They are called räkñasa. Räkñasém
äsuréà caiva prakåtià mohinéà çritäù.
Why they are? Now, they are very much enamored by this material beauty.
Not beauty. The material civilization. So they cannot. They cannot understand.
It is very difficult for them. They cannot understand. And they'll never try to
understand because they are räkñasas.
(Bhagavad-gita 9.11-14, New York, November 27, 1966)
IN KALI-YUGA THE
GOVERNMENT DEVOURS THE CITIZENS THROUGH ILLEGAL TAXATION
That is the duty of the
government. To see the citizens happy in this life. They have no grievance for
their living condition. They are happy. At the same time, they are preparing
for going back to home, back to Godhead. That is good government. And the government who simply levies
taxes somehow or other... Every year, the budget is increasing tax. "You
give us tax, and you go to hell. It doesn't matter. You give us tax." And
the tax is divided amongst themselves. That is government. Whatever...
We know in India, the tax collected, eighty percent is spent among the
government servants. That's all.
So this is the position
of Kali-yuga. Mlecchä räjanya-rüpiëo bhakñayiñyanti prajäs te. That is
predicted in the Çrémad-Bhägavatam, that in Kali-yuga the mlecchas, means the
rejected from human society, such persons, rogues and fools and rascals, they
will take the post of king. Räjanya-rüpiëaù. They are unworthy to be kicked,
but they will take the post of government.
what will be their business? Bhakñayiñyanti prajäs te. They will eat the citizens.
That's all. Vital force. Vital force, blood-sucking, tax. Durbhikña-kara-péòitäù
[SB 12.2.9]. In one side, there will be scarcity of supply. In other side, they
will be perplexed with taxes. These are going to be happened. Kara-péòitäù
gacchanti giri-känanam. And they will give up their homely life and will go to
the forest, to the hills. (SB 2.3.19 June 15 1972 Los Angeles)
THEIR BUSINESS WILL BE
TO EAT UP THE VITAL FORCE OF THE PEOPLE
Brahmänanda: It is
difficult to come to that understanding, that actually, those who are the
leaders are not to be trusted.
Prabhupäda: Yes, leaders
means government men. That is described. They are all thieves and rogues,
anywhere. Dasyu-dharmabhiù. Dasyu. Dasyu means plunderers, rogues. Unless
you become a rogue you cannot go to the government. You cannot... Any honest
man cannot stay with these government men. That is not possible at the present
age. Any government. Unless... Just like first-class rogue, your Nixon, he
became the president. Because he was a first-class rogue, he became the
president. So unless you are first-class rogue, you cannot stay within the
circle of government men. Räjanya dasyu-dharmabhiù. And their business will be
to eat up the vital force of the people. Bhakñayiñyanti prajä sarve räjanya
dasyu-dharmabhiù. This is the statement. And people will be harassed. On
account of their godlessness, they will be harassed by three things: famine, no
rain, and taxation. Taxation by the government, and there will be no rain,
there will be famine, no food, and they will be so much embarrassed that they
will give up their family and go away, gacchanti giri-kananam, will go, enter
into the hills and forest, giving up their hearth and home. This is Kali-yuga.
And this is due to their godlessness. On account of this, then the democracy,
means anyone, brähmaëa, kñatriya, vaiçya, çüdra, anyone who becomes powerful,
he will capture the government post. So the çüdras, they are now powerful.
Çüdras. Industry means çüdra. So they will capture the governmental power. Just
Devotee (2): Even if we
present a Kåñëa conscious candidate, the people will still choose a rogue to
lead them, even if we present a candidate who is Kåñëa conscious.
Prabhupäda: Canada we
have got already temples.
someone to stand for the election.
cannot do anything. Unless you turn the mass of people Kåñëa conscious, what
you will do there? Suppose one man is elected. All demons. What he will do
there? Therefore the first thing is that turn the people Kåñëa conscious, and
when they will vote, that is shortened (certain?) Otherwise, it is waste of
(Morning Walk, March 11
MAD LEADERS OF KALI-YUGA
Now, it is stated in
that chapter that in the Kali-yuga the mlecchä räjanya-rüpiëo bhakñayiñyanti
prajäs te. The government will be all mlecchas, not the kñatriyas. Mlecchas.
Mlecchä räjanya-rüpiëaù. They'll take the post of government post, government
service. And their business will be bhakñayiñyanti prajäs te, they'll devour
all the prajäs. And in this way the prajäs will be so much, I mean to say,
distressed that gacchanti giri-känanam. Gacchanti giri-känanam. They will be so
much, I mean to say, harassed that they will give up their home and hearth and
go to the forest. That time is coming. That time is coming. ..
...So people are fed up
with this wrong type of civilization. This is not civilization.
Ähära-nidrä-bhaya-maithunaà ca. Day and night. This is also warned in the
nünaà pramattaù kurute
na sädhu manye yata
asann api kleçada äsa
Åñabhadeva said that
"These rascals," pramattaù, pramattaù, "has become mad."
Nünaà pramattaù kurute vikarma: "Always engaged in mischievous
activities." These rascals, these materialistic persons. Nünaà pramattaù.
"They have become mad, and their business is..." Nünaà pramattaù
kurute vikarma [SB 5.5.4]. Vikarma, akarma and vikarma. Vikarma means
activities which are forbidden in the çästra. Just like according to Vedic principles, at least
a brähmaëa, a leader, a king should avoid these four principles of sinful
activities. What is that? Meat-eating, illicit sex life, gambling and
intoxication. At least, these four men, who is leading the public or who is a
brähmaëa or who is a king, he must be very much cautious about... But just see
what is the... Everyone, practically, they are addicted to these sinful
activities. So therefore they are mad, pramattaù. Vikarma. These are forbidden
in the çästras, and they are doing that. Why? Because they are mad. Why they
are so mad? Nünaà pramattaù kurute vikarma [SB 5.5.4]. Now, yad indriya-prétaya
äpåëoti: "Simply for sense gratification." That's all. Simply for
sense gratification. (Bhagavad-gita 7.9-10 Bombay February 24 1974)
That is the desire of
Kåñëa, or God, that the state executive head should be as pious as Mahäräja
Yudhiñöhira. That is the scheme. Unfortunately, people do not want that. They
have now discovered this democracy. Democracy... "Demon-cracy." Shortcut
of "demon-cracy" is "democracy." All the demons and
rogues, they gather together, somehow or other votes, and occupy the seat, and
the business is plundering. The business is plundering. If we talk very much
upon this, it will not be very favorable, but according to çästra... We, we
talk according to çästra, that the democracy means assembly of rogues and
plunderers. That is the statement in the Çrémad-Bhägavatam. Dasyu-dharmabhiù.
The government men will be all dasyu. Dasyu means plunderer. Not pickpocket. Pickpocket,
somehow or other, if you do not understand, takes something from your pocket,
and the plunderer, or the dasyu, he catches you and by force, "If you
don't spare your money, I shall kill you." They are called dasyu.
So the, in the
present age of Kali, the government men will be dasyu. This is stated in the
Çrémad-Bhägavatam. Dasyu-dharmabhiù. You can, we can see practically. You
cannot keep your money. You earn with hard labor, but you cannot keep gold, you
cannot keep jewelry, you cannot keep money. And... They will take it away by
1.8.18 Mayapur, September 28 1974)
CARNIVOUROUS DEMONS IN
CHARGE OF GOVERNMENT
Government men are
always like carnivorous demons called Räkñasas [man-eaters]. Sometimes these
government men turn against the conditioned soul and take away all his
accumulated wealth. Being bereft of his life's reserved wealth, the conditioned
soul loses all enthusiasm. Indeed, it is as though he loses his life. (SB
räja-kula-rakñasä is very significant. Çrémad-Bhägavatam
was compiled about five thousand years ago, yet government men are referred to
as Räkñasas, or carnivorous demons. If government men are opposed to a person,
that person will be bereft of all his riches, which he has accumulated with
great care over a long period of time. Actually no one wants to pay income
taxes—even government men themselves try to avoid these taxes—but at
unfavorable times income taxes are exacted forcibly, and the taxpayers become
THE ECONOMIC PLAN OF THE DEMONS
Demons are very
much interested in advancing a plan by which people will labor hard like cats,
dogs and hogs, but Kåñëa's devotees want to teach Kåñëa consciousness so that
people will be satisfied with plain living and Kåñëa conscious advancement.
Although demons have created many plans for industry and hard labor so that
people will work day and night like animals, this is not the purpose of
civilization. Such endeavors are jagato'hitaù; that is, they are meant for the
misfortune of the people in general. Kñayäya: such activities lead to
annihilation. One who understands the purpose of Kåñëa, the Supreme Personality
of Godhead, should seriously understand the importance of the Kåñëa
consciousness movement and seriously take part in it. One should not endeavor
for ugra-karma, or unnecessary work for sense gratification. Nünaà pramattaù
kurute vikarma yad indriya-prétaya äpåëoti (SB 5.5.4). Simply for sense
gratification, people make plans for material happiness. Mäyä-sukhäya bharam
udvahato vimüòhän (SB 7.9.43). They do this because they are all vimüòhas,
rascals. For flickering happiness, people waste their human energy, not
understanding the importance of the Kåñëa consciousness movement but instead
accusing the simple devotees of brainwashing.
THE ECONOMIC POLICY OF
So this is the policy of
the demons. Therefore, indräri-vyäkulaà lokam [SB 1.3.28]. When people become,
the inhabitants of all different planets, they become very much perturbed on
account of these demonic... In this Kali-yuga especially, the demons are so
large in number that people are actually in harassment. Every year, they are
presenting taxation bill. And wherefrom the taxation will come? The taxation
will come from your pocket and my pocket. They will charge income tax, and the
storekeepers will increase the value of commodity. So you have to pay. So you
are, we are complaining, "Oh, the things are going high price." But
why? Because the demons are levying taxes. The... It is not the scarcity of
goods. There is sufficient commodity, sufficient. But they have made a economic
plan. Just like in your country, the government said that "You don't
produce more." Why? If one can produce... Kåñëa has given food. You have
to simply little work and produce your food. But in order to keep the balance
of price, they say, "Don't produce." Why not produce? So many people
are, they are... If actually we produce foodstuff in the ordinary way, then we
can produce foodstuff so much that ten times of the whole population of the
world can be fed. Ten times. There is no question of scarcity or poverty. There
is no question. We create. These demons, they create.
You have no experience.
I have got experience. Or some of the Indians who are present... In 1942, the
government created artificial famine, artificial famine. The government began
to purchase. The poli... That time, the war was going on. So Mr. Churchill's
policy was that "Keep the people in scarcity, and they will, they'll
voluntarily come and become soldiers." That was the policy. "You have
no money. So..., and the another venue is opened. Yes, you become a soldier.
You get so much money." People, out of poverty, would go there. That was
the policy. So this policy was executed that government began to purchase rice
and, I mean to say, commodities which are daily necessities. And... Any price,
any price they can offer. Because the currency in their hand. They can print
the so-called papers, hundred dollars, and pay you. And you becomes satisfied:
"Oh, I have got hundred dollars." But it is a piece of paper. The
cheating is from the government. Why the people will not learn how to cheat?
So this is going on.
This is called demonic. Demon means for their own sense satisfaction, they are
prepared to do anything wrong.
1.3.28 Los Angeles October 3 1972)
PRABHUPADA’S VIEW OF THE FUTURE
Prabhupäda, what is your view of the future, the history, the future history?
Prabhupäda: Oh, that
is there, described in the Çrémad-Bhägavatam. The, the governmental power will
go to the rascals and thieves, rogues. And their only business will be how to
exploit the people. So one side, by not sufficient rain, there will be scarcity
of foodstuff, and one side, the government will tax like anything. In this way,
people will be so much harassed that they will give up their hearth and home
and go to the forest.
Dr. Arnold Toynbee: Yes.
Prabhupäda: This will be
done in Kali-yuga. And gradually, there will be no supply of grains. Especially
rice, wheat, sugar, milk, these things will be finished. So people will be obliged
to take flesh. These are all stated in the Çrémad-Bhägavatam.
Çyämasundara: In that
case, is there any hope in a movement like ours to rectify the situation.
Prabhupäda: Yes. If
they take to Kåñëa co... That is also stated, kértanäd eva kåñëasya mukta-saìgaù
paraà vrajet [SB 12.3.51]. Kértanäd, by Kåñëa consciousness, one can become
free from all these calamities and go back to home, back to Godhead. Only Kåñëa
conscious people will be free from all these calamities. Others will have to
societies in general will not improve, but more people...
Major portion is stated like that. But there is always light and darkness.
Always. So the light party will be also there. This is the only, that take to
Kåñëa consciousness. That is stated in the Çrémad-Bhägavatam. Kaler doña-nidhe
räjann asti hy eko mahän guëaù. In the Kali-yuga, it is an ocean of faults.
Doña-nidhi. Nidhi means ocean, and doña means faults. But there is one
opportunity. Kaler doña-nidhe räjann asti hy eko mahän guëaù. Very great
profit. What is that? Kértanäd eva kåñëasya. Simply by chanting Kåñëa's name
and becoming Kåñëa con..., one shall be freed from all these calamities and
he'll go back to home, back to Godhead. Simply by this. Kértanäd eva kåñëasya.
This very word is used. Mukta-saìgaù paraà vrajet. So this is the only shelter.
If people take to Kåñëa consciousness, they'll be saved from all the
calamities of this age. Otherwise, there is no other... Now they are going
to the forest, the hippies. Eh? Äcchinna-dära-draviëä gacchanti giri-känanam.
Giri-känanam means to the forests, to the hills. They'll go.
Äcchinna-dära-draviëäm. Dära means wife, and draviëä means money. So they'll be
separated from wife and money, and they'll go to the forest and hills, being
disappointed. This is happening already. Äcchinna-dära-draviëä gacchanti
(Room Conversation, July 22 1973 London)
THE DIFFICULTIES WILL
INCREASE NOT DECREASE
Räjasu means government. Räja, king, or government. So monarchy is now
abolished practically all over the world. Now it is democratic government. So
this so-called democratic government or Communist government, as they are going
on, they will become rogues and thieves, dasyu-präyeñu. All the rogues,
thieves, plunderers, they will capture. Because it is by vote. So dasyu... Just
like plunderers, rogues, they on the point of revolver, they take away your money,
so they will take vote on the point of revolver. Actually, it is happening.
In Korea it so happened, that sometimes the Communists are coming in power, and
sometimes the capitalists coming in power, America and Russia. So poor people,
as soon as there is Communist government, they are under the influence:
"If you don't do this, then you'll be shot." By force. The people do
not know what is government generally. They want to live peacefully. They want
a secure place. So that is not their business, modern government. Their only
business is how to collect tax and divide it amongst the government servants.
And another point is
this dasyu-präyeñu räjasu. The..., more and more the government will be just
like thieves and rogues. We are already experiencing. Now a new law has been
passed in India that nobody can keep property more than five to seven lakhs of
rupees. So people's incentive to earn money is now being cut down. Formerly it
was freedom that you can earn your money as much as you like. Now if you think
that "I will earn money, hundreds and thousands of money," but what
is the use? The government will take away. That means you will be lazy. The
economic development will be checked. Because one who works so hard for
economic development because he is under the inspiration that "The more I
earn, I will be able to enjoy more." But when this impression is given
that "More we earn, it will be taken by government, and I will not be able
to enjoy it," naturally he will not work.
So there are so many
difficulties. But these difficulties will increase. It will not decrease.
(SB 1.3.25 Los
Angeles, September 30 1972)
DAYS ARE AHEAD
So it is not our
business to criticize, but the symptoms of Kali-yuga is very, very severe, and
it will grow more and more. We have simply passed 5,000 years only of the
Kali-yuga, but the duration of Kali-yuga is 400,000, 432,000 of years, out of
only we have passed 5,000 years. And after passing 5,000 years, we find so many
difficulties, and the more we grow in this Kali-yuga, the days will be more and
more difficult. So best thing is that you finish your Kåñëa consciousness
business and go back to home, back to Godhead. That will save you. Otherwise,
if we come back again, the difficulties, the difficult days are ahead. We have
to suffer more and more.
1.8.32, Los Angeles April 24 1973)
So the more you become sinful, the food supply will be stopped. This
is the law of nature. At the end there will be no foodgrains, at the end of
Kali-yuga. That is stated in the Çrémad-Bhägavatam. There will be no foodgrain,
no fruits, no milk, no sugar. You have to live on flesh and blood. At that
time, being hungry, you will kill your own children and eat flesh and blood.
That day is waiting. So this is the civilization. Most heinous civilization. It
can only be saved by spreading this Kåñëa consciousness movement. Otherwise
there is no way. (SB 1.3.14 Los Angeles, September 19 1972)
IN KALI-YUGA PEOPLE WILL EAT THEIR OWN CHILDREN FOR WANT OF FOOD
Killing business has so expanded that they are killing their own
children. Just see the influence of Kali-yuga. The children, they take shelter
of the father and mother, thinking very safe. Now, in this Kali-yuga, even
there is no safety under the care of father and mother. Just see how this
material civilization is progressing. Very, very dangerous. Kalau nañöa-dåçäm.
Therefore that Bhägavata verse is there,
kalau nañöa-dåçäm (eña)
Very, very abominable condition in this age of Kali. Very, very. It
is the beginning of Kali. Now we have to pass through 427,000's of years.
Kali-yuga will make progress in that way. And people are now practicing eating
their children, and at the end of Kali there will be no food available. They'll
have to eat the children just like the snakes do. The snake eat their own
children. There are many animals—they eat their own children.
So don't try to repeat your birth again and again in this Kali-yuga.
It will be not very happy life. Better sacrifice everything in this life and be
fully Kåñëa conscious and go back to home, back to Godhead. Don't wait for the
next life. This is very seriously repeated, that "This life I shall finish
my Kåñëa consciousness business,"
(CC Adi 1.13 Mayapur April 6 1975)
Time will come in this Kali-yuga when actually people will become
what is called man-eater. Still there are existence man-eaters in Africa. So
the human society is coming to that position. Like animal, they will eat their
own sons and daughters. (Pandal Programme, Delhi, November 20 1971)
PREPARE YOURSELF QUICKLY TO GO BACK TO GODHEAD
Yes. So in Kali-yuga they are not actually functioning as king or
president, but still, they are drawing high salaries and respect, doing harm to
the people, and still, they are exploiting.
This is Kali-yuga, very abominable condition, precarious condition. You
cannot get justice, you cannot get nice food, you cannot get nice treatment,
your age is diminished, your power is diminished, everything is topsy-turvied.
The best thing is to prepare yourself very quickly to go back to home, back to
Godhead, and there you become one of them, like these
(SB 2.9.11, Tokyo, April 27, 1972)
DON’T COME BACK TO THE KALI-YUGA
So the more we will
pass this Kali-yuga, the symptoms will be more acute, intolerable. So we should
care. We should take care of this so that we may not come back again to this
see? This life should be utilized. Now we are conscious, Kåñëa conscious. It
should be so utilized that no more coming back to United States of America and
no more coming back of this condemned earthly planet. That should be the aim.
Yad gatvä na nivartante tad dhäma paramaà mama [Bg. 15.6]. We have to be
determined to go back to Godhead, to Kåñëa, where going nobody will come to
this condemned place. One should know that this is a condemned place. Unless
one is fully convinced that this is a place, condemned, one cannot make
progress. If he is satisfied with this condemned condition... Just like these
Bowery Street men, they are lying on the footpath. They are satisfied.
Condemned condition, but they are satisfied. We should not be satisfied in that
way. That is very wretched condition. So we are all in wretched condition under
the grip of material nature, always suffering threefold miseries. So we should
be conscious. Unless we are conscious about this fact, then our human life is
spoiled. They say that you spiritualists, you are very pessimistic. Yes. He
should be pessimistic. There is no question of being optimistic. Where is the
So unless one becomes
very much pessimistic of this material world... Actually, they are, but they
want to forget. Somebody is trying to forget it by liquor. Somebody is trying
to forget by LSD, and somebody is marijuana, or gaïja. But that forgetfulness
will not save you. You have to actually forget it, that "This is a
condemned place," and you cannot forget this unless you have got ideal
place before you. Therefore this çruti-pramäëa, the Vedic knowledge, will give
you: "Here is your ideal place, Kåñëa. Come back to Kåñëa. Try for it. Try
your best for this." That is the life. That is human life. And unless one
is not conscious to this platform, he is defeated.
Caritamrta Madhya lila 20.318-329, New York December 22)
SUFFERING IN THE DAYS
THAT ARE COMING
I can understand your
concern about the deterioration of the civilization. Yes, the city will be more
dangerous place as Kali-yuga advances. It will be very deteriorating. The
modern civilization is so corrupt and as sinful activities are more and more
committee., the people will be forced to face more troubles, by nature's order.
Our business, however, is simply to take shelter of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra
and pray to the Holy Name to give us protection. We shall be unaffected by all
that will happen. Krsna
will provide us with working facilities. Be assured of this, that the devotees
will be protected by the Holy Name. Others will have to suffer in the days that
(Letter to Kurusestra 23 July 1973, Bhakivedanta Manor)
THE KILLING MACHINE IS
COMING; DON’T TAKE THIS WARNING AS A JOKE. IT IS A FACT
Just like a practical
example: a child or a man, you weigh him. When he's alive you will find one
weight, and when he's dead you will find another weight. That is practical. It
will be heavier. Why heavier? Because there is no more spirit soul. So the more people will be materialistic, the
world will be burdened. Therefore there must be war, pestilence, famine, to
clear these rascals, clear out. You'll find these things. In Europe, every ten
years, twenty years, there is a fight, war. It is the history. From the Greece
history, Roman history and Seven Years War, Hundred Years War-wars. There must
be war, because they are sinful. The same sinful, killing animals continually.
So there is war, reaction. So what is that war? To lessen the burden. To lessen
the burden. It becomes very heavy, unbearable by the earth. And to reduce the
weight there is natural... And when there is still more power required, then
Kåñëa comes: "Arrange for a war in the battlefield of Kurukñetra and
bring all the rascals and finish within eighteen days." Within eighteen
days sixty-four crores men died. This is... But why? It is Kåñëa's arrangement...
...When people become too much sinful, too much godless, the world
becomes overburdened, and there must be
some machine to kill. Prakåteù kriyamäëäni guëaiù karmäëi sarvaçaù ahaìkära
[Bg. 3.27]. They are thinking independently. No independence. As soon as you
become sinful, there is reaction immediately. Immediately there will be war,
pestilence, famine, flu, and so on, so on...
...So this will be punishment. In the Kali-yuga,
the more people will be godless, and this punishment will be there: no water,
no food supply. And over and above that, government taxation. You'll be
harassed. Three things will go on...
...One side, I am
suffering—no food; another side—whatever money I have got, it will be taken by
taxation. Now see what is your position. The
position will be people will become mad, so much troubled.
Äcchinna-dära-draviëä gacchanti giri-känanam. People will be so much harassed
that voluntarily they'll give up their family, home, and go to the forest,
hopeless. This will be done. Don't
think that Kåñëa consciousness is a joke, is a jugglery. It is the only remedy
if you want to save yourself. Otherwise, you are doomed. Don't take it, I mean
to say, as a joke. It is a fact.
...It is a question how to become Kåñëa conscious. Otherwise,
everything will be finished.
So don't take it very lightly. Take it seriously. Take to
Kåñëa consciousness. Kåñëa has come, avatära, and His instruction should be
followed. Then we'll be happy. Everything
is there in Kåñëa's instruction for our benefit. But because we are rascals,
müòha, duñkåtina, narädhama, we have no knowledge, we refuse to accept. This is
na mäà duñkåtino müòhäù
äsuraà bhävam äçritäù
Because we have become räkñasas, asuras, we deny to
surrender Kåñëa, to surrender to Kåñëa, and we must suffer the (con)sequence. This is Kåñëa consciousness
(Srimad Bhagavatam 1.7.25,
Vrindavana, September 22, 1976)
ACCEPT THE LEADERSHIP OF
KRISHNA NOT THE DEMONS
You are trying to make
adjustments to become happy here. It is not possible, because this place is
recommended by Kåñëa: duùkhälayam açäçvatam [Bg. 8.15], it is a place of
miseries. How you can become happy here? This is illusion. You can never be
happy in this material world, but you are trying to become happy in so many
politician, social workers, this and that, simply wasting their time. They
cannot be. You have to accept the leadership of Kåñëa. Then you will be happy.
If you accept the leadership of rascals, fools, you cannot be happy. Demons.
They'll put you into difficulties.
Now, just this evening,
one gentleman was speaking about Ahmedabad, that the students have burned so
many buses, they're now uncontrollable. So this is going on all over the world.
People are frustrated, because on account of these rascal leaders. They are
taking the position of leadership, but they're all rascals and fools, they
cannot lead. If you want to be happy, take actual leadership of Kåñëa, then
you'll be happy.
Bombay March 29 1974)
DON’T TRUST A DEMON
Kings greedy for sense
gratification on this earth almost always kill their enemies indiscriminately.
To satisfy their own whims, they may kill anyone, even their mothers, fathers,
brothers or friends.
We have seen in the history
of India that Aurangzeb killed his brother and nephews and imprisoned his
father to fulfill political ambitions. There have been many similar instances,
and Kaàsa was the same type of king. Kaàsa did not hesitate to kill his nephews
and imprison his sister and his father. For demons to do such things is not
THE COMING DICTATORSHIP
Bahuläçva: ...Los Angeles you told Svarüpa Dämodara that in
twenty-five more years science will be finished.
Prabhupäda: Yes. Science is already finished. He is regretting that
no young man is interested. That means it is finished already. That's a fact.
[break] ...is finished, so-called
religion is finished, so-called politics is finished—everything. Haräv
abhaktasya kuto mahad-guëä [SB 5.18.12]. Because they have finished God,
everything will be finished. Zero, only zero.
Bahuläçva: The whole human civilization.
Prabhupäda: Where is civilization? (laughter) The mother is killing
child—is that civilization? Where is civilization? Less than doggish
civilization. Dog also do not do that. And they are claiming civilization,
nonsense rascals. Mother is killing child, and is that civilization? Less than
dogs and cats. The dogs and cats also do not kill their children. They try to
protect. You know? The cats, they carry their cubs from one place to another so
that the male cat may not kill. The tiger also do that. The tiger, they also
give protection to the...
Brahmänanda: The rats, they sometimes do that.
Prabhupäda: Everyone. Mother's affection is natural. Now the
civilized mother is killing child. This is your civilization. This is your
religion, this is your science, philosophy—everything. And for this, you have
created so many big, big buildings to create some less than animals. Civilization
is finished unless you take to Kåñëa conscious. Now dictatorship is
coming, politics. The dictator can arrest anyone without any trial and stop
him. Even their own circle, the Communists... Nobody knows where is
Kruschev. Indira Gandhi is doing.
Brahmänanda: Even they arrest you for sleeping now.
Prabhupäda: Yes. I have got enough place to sleep, and they will
come, "You cannot sleep." What is this civilization?
(Morning Walk July 17 1975 San Francisco)
THE COMING DICTATORSHIP
The king of the country
or the emperor of the empire must be so trained that by nature he renounces
sense gratification. It is not that because one becomes king he should
unnecessarily spend money for sense gratification. As soon as kings became
degraded, spending money for sense gratification, they were lost. Similarly, at
the present moment, monarchy having been lost, the people have created democracy,
which is also failing. Now, by the laws of nature, the time is coming when
dictatorship will put the citizens into more and more difficulty. If the
king or dictator individually, or the members of the government collectively,
cannot maintain the state or kingdom according to the rules of Manu-saàhitä,
certainly their government will not endure.
(Srimad Bhagvatam 8.1.7
PROTEST AGAINST SINFUL GOVERNMENTS
In the present day also, people all over the world may
join together in the Kåñëa consciousness movement and protest against the
present degraded governments of the world’s godless societies, which are based
on all kinds of sinful activities. Çrémad-Bhägavatam states that in the Age of
Kali, thieves, rogues and fourth-class people who have neither education nor
culture capture the seats of governments to exploit the citizens. This is a
symptom of Kali-yuga that has already appeared. People cannot feel secure about
their lives and property, yet the so-called governments continue, and
government ministers get fat salaries, although they are unable to do anything
good for society. The only remedy for such conditions is to enhance the
saìkértana movement under the banner of Kåñëa consciousness and protest against
the sinful activities of all the world’s governments.
The Kåñëa consciousness movement is not a sentimental religious
movement; it is a movement for the reformation of all the anomalies of human
society. If people take to it seriously, discharging this duty scientifically,
as ordered by Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu, the world will see peace and prosperity
instead of being confused and hopeless under useless governments. There are
always rogues and thieves in human society, and as soon as a weak government is
unable to execute its duties, these rogues and thieves come out to do their
business. Thus the entire society becomes a hell unfit for gentlemen to live
in. There is an immediate need for a good government—a government by the
people, with Kåñëa consciousness. Unless the masses of people become Kåñëa
conscious, they cannot be good men. The Kåñëa consciousness movement that Çré
Caitanya Mahäprabhu started by chanting the Hare Kåñëa mahä-mantra still has
its potency. Therefore people should understand it seriously and scientifically
and spread it all over the world.
PRODUCE YOUR OWN
NECESSITIES OF LIFE, CHANT HARE KRISHNA AND READ THESES BOOKS. THERE IS NO
Prabhupäda: Yes, yes.
(pause) Life will be more more dangerous in this Kali-yuga. People will starve.
And they... It is already began. The hippies are going to the forest. This will
be the whole world situation. Everything will be chaotic.
Amogha: But if they
actually go to the forest, then that will be one step.
Prabhupäda: No, it is
disappointment. It is simply disappoint... That is not solution. But people
will do that. When the one is mad he doesn't know what to do—"Let me go to
the forest." Achinna dära-draviëaà gacchanti giri-känanam, it is said.
Giri means mountain, and känanam means forest. Giving up their hearth and
home... They are already giving up the home, wife, children, and going away.
Everybody doing that.
in so many cases the hippies, they went to the forest, and because there was no
standard of spiritual life there, they became discouraged also. They ran into
the same problems in the forest that they had in the cities.
therefore many of these communities that they started back in, about ten years
ago, 1960's, they have all folded up because there was nothing to hold them
Prabhupäda: Yes. There
is no engagement. Therefore we are proposing that eat nicely, live nicely, and
chant Hare Kåñëa. This is the engagement. But they have no such engagement. How
they will live? Änandamayo 'bhyäsät (Vedänta-sütra 1.1.12). Every living entity
wants some pleasure, but this pleasure is finished. Therefore athäto brahma
jijïäsä. Now they seek... Let them seek out pleasure from Brahmän. So that they
do not know. Now the situation is
then no monies. Then they will tax. Those who are living, they will be
disturbed by taxation. They have no other means. Kara-piditaù. Kara means tax,
and pidita means disturbed. They will be like that.
Amogha: And they will
also be forced out.
Prabhupäda: Yes. Such a huge city, if there is no money,
they will tax those who are living there more and more. That is the only alternative. If you want actually peaceful life, then
produce your own necessities of life and chant Hare Kåñëa and read these books.
This is the only solution. There is no other solution. What is
the use of running fifty miles by car to go to one's office and sit down in the
office and make plan how to exploit others? This way? This is the business:"
Make some plan, bluff people, advertisement, and money will come." This is
their business. They are not giving anything, simply bluffing.
Morning Walk, May 14,
INSURANCE AGAINST BANKING COLLAPSE
besides that, if we concentrate in farm project there will be no need of
exchange, because I'll be satisfied with my products. That's all. There is no
need of exchange. Whatever I need, I get in my farm.
I get. So I haven't got to go outside for exchange. If you are satisfied in
your farm—I am satisfied—then where is question of exchange? There is no need
of artificial... So this banking, "fanking," everything will collapse
automatically. There is no money, who is going to keep money in the bank?
Hari-çauri: Who needs
Prabhupäda: (laughs) So
this artificial way of banking, that will be also collapsed.
Hari-çauri: This is
Rämeçvara: It's very
hard for the mind to...
Prabhupäda: No, simply
Rämeçvara: Such a
dramatic transformation of society.
Whatever it may be... We should be satisfied locally by our food, by our cloth,
by our milk. That's all. Let the whole world go to hell. We don't care. If you
want to save yourself also, you do this. Here is an example. If you want
artificial life, city life, and hellish life, you do. But we shall live like
this. This is the ideal life.
January 21 1977, Bhuvanesvara
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how the demons have managed to take control of world governments and financial
Y.S. Mayesvara dasa