No Hospitals for Them – Srila Prabhupada

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Indian man: [break] …is there are social act which this Hare Kṛṣṇa movement has taken?
Prabhupāda: What is the best social activity? Our is the best…
Indian man: Serving the poor and the natives…
Prabhupāda: Everyone is poor. Who is rich? First of all find out. Who is rich?
Indian man: Rich in the sense, luxurious living…
Prabhupāda: He is not living very luxuriously, that he has no disease, he does not become old. Does not become?
Indian man: No.
Prabhupāda: Then? Then where is richness?
Indian man: Somebody questioned me yesterday.
Prabhupāda: Yes.
Indian man: “There are so many things. Doing any social activities?”
Prabhupāda: These things are being done by so many other people, and we are doing something which is ultimate. The hospital gives some medicine when there is some disease, but that does not mean there will be no disease. Can they guarantee that “I give you this medicine—no more disease.” We are giving that medicine, that no more disease. That is the best social work. Tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti [Bg. 4.9]. We are giving this medicine, that after leaving this body…. So far this body is concerned, somehow or other you pass on. And as soon as you give up this body—tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti [Bg. 4.9]—you’ll have no more birth. And if you have no more birth, there will be no more death. And if you have no more birth, then there will be no more disease. This is our prescription. Tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti [Bg. 4.9]. Not that he is finished. He goes back to home, back to Godhead. This is our program. So your question is answered or not? Huh? Your question is answered or not? Your question is answered or not?
Indian man: Not fully.
Acyutānanda: Do you understand?
Indian man: Yes, I understand.
Prabhupāda: Why it is not fully?
Indian man: It is, after all, question put by a layman.
Prabhupāda: Why you should “layman”? Why should not “wise man”? Why you should insist to remain a layman? Why you are persisting to remain a layman? Why?
Indian man: Because they want…
Prabhupāda: “They” not. What I am talking with you. They are all foolish. We call them mūḍhas, duṣkṛtino mūḍhas. So their demand is not legitimate. If a mūḍha… If your small child says, “Father, give me a bidi, cigarette,” would you give him? Because he is mūḍha. So the father is intelligent—”No.” So similarly, the mūḍhas may demand that “Open this hospital.” But we are not going to do that. We know…. Of course, hospital required so far the body is concerned, but there are so many hospitals. The real hospital which is not existing, we are starting. That is our mission, which is not possible for the so-called leaders and politicians. Try to clear this.
Yaśodānandana: Once you mentioned the story that when you were young you saw a mother running across the street in Calcutta beating her child because his brother had typhoid fever and he fed him the paratha.
Prabhupāda: Yes.
Acyutānanda: Even socially, though, without religious, scientific, practical God consciousness, how can there be a civilization? How can anyone know that there’s a difference between right and wrong or morality unless there is God consciousness, to know that someone is watching everything I do? If you avoid that…. Just like we say, they want Rāma-rājya without Rāma. But they want the rājya.
Prabhupāda: Now, the laws and legislative assembly there are, and there is punishment, there is court—everything there is. That we were discussing last night, that where is the honest men? Why? In spite of laws, legislative assembly, court and everything, the wholesale rogues and dishonest. Then what is the use of this? What is your answer? Why you are checked on the airport just like a culprit, criminal? They cannot trust even a gentleman, although he is educated, may be holding very good office, but still, he is not to be trusted. So this is the result of your so-called function, that there is no honest man throughout the whole world. Then, what is the use of such education? And what is the use of their living? Let them die. No hospital for them.
–Morning walk, Jan 6, 1976, Nellore

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The relationship between the sexes cannot be placed on a satisfactory basis without reference to the Absolute. The modern woman in Europe and America is anxious to have full liberty of action limited only by the conditions of mundane existence. This necessity for adaptation to the mundane environment is a very large reservation on individual liberty and perhaps exercises the decisive influence on the aspirations and modes of activity of every mortal, including women. read more

“Who is Supreme?” -a Book Establishing the Supremacy of Lord Krishna

In the pandemonium of which among the 330 million demigods of the Vedas to choose and worship and India’s polytheism being one gambit of an anti-Hindu person’s unscrupulous attempts to put down Vedic culture (varnashrama dharma), this book written by Gokula Chandra Prabhu, the disciple of Tridandi Sannyasi Pramam Pujya Srila Bhakti Vikasa Swami Maharaja, is the key to solving this confusion of which of those many headed, many handed, elephant-headed or otherwise “gods” of the Vedas to worship. We are inspired by this book to increase our own Krishna bhakti and our appropriate reverence towards the servants of Lord Krishna, the 330 million demigods. This book amplifies the message of the Bhagavata Gita, a message that the Hindus of India often seem to miss totally, the message being:

Chapter 7: Knowledge of the Absolute

TEXT 20 kamais tais tair hrta-jnanah
prapadyante ‘nya-devatah
tam tam niyamam asthaya
prakrtya niyatah svaya
Those whose minds are distorted by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures. TEXT 21 yo yo yam yam tanum bhaktah
sraddhayarcitum icchati
tasya tasyacalam sraddham
tam eva vidadhamy aham
I am in everyone’s heart as the Supersoul. As soon as one desires to worship the demigods, I make his faith steady so that he can devote himself to some particular deity. TEXT 22 sa taya sraddhaya yuktas
tasyaradhanam ihate
labhate ca tatah kaman
mayaiva vihitan hi tan
Endowed with such a faith, he seeks favors of a particular demigod and obtains his desires. But in actuality these benefits are bestowed by Me alone.

TEXT 23
antavat tu phalam tesam
tad bhavaty alpa-medhasam
devan deva-yajo yanti
mad-bhakta yanti mam api

Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet. read more

Krishna Janmāsthami!

The appearance of the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna in this material world is not like the birth of ordinary human beings. Ordinary beings are forced to take birth in various situations due to their good or bad past activities. But the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna appears in this world simply out of His own desires.

What are those desires? Lord Krsna states in Bhagavad-gita 4.8:

paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ
vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām
dharma-saṁsthāpanārthāya
sambhavāmi yuge yuge read more

What defines whether a quality is divine or demoniac?

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What defines whether a quality is divine or demoniac? For instance, anger used against the enemies of devotional service purifies one, whereas for sense gratification lust, anger and greed pave the “royal road” to hell.

The actual standard to judge whether a quality is divine or demoniac is its connection to the Supreme Lord and His devotional service. read more

An Address to Vaishnava Preachers Who Travel to the West By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

The happy day has come when we are destined to spread the message of our Great Master to distant corners of the earth. The spiritual service to which we are dedicated has now passed the bud-stage and blown fully into a flower whose aroma we have to carry across the seas with that willingness which characterized Shri Hanuman when he leapt over the wide ocean with the message of Shri Rama. This extension of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s spiritual gift to foreign countries is our humble offering at His Feet.

The back-bone of our Maths, Mahamahopadeshaka Acharyatrika Shrimad Kunjabehari Vidyabhusana, Bhaktisastri and those numerous servitors of the Maths, who are the propagators and helpers of his cementing methods with a single-hearted devotion to the cause, are the body, secondary limbs, weapons and associates of Shri Gaurasundar, being the bed-rock basis of the propaganda to all parts of the world. The Words of instruction of Shri Gaursundar are verily His beautiful body; the preachers of His Word through the ages are His secondary limbs; the teaching of Shri Gaurasundar is His potent weapon; and the Grace of Shri Hari Himself established in the Word of Shri Chaitanya, is His eternal associate. Therefore, for the purpose of truly presenting Shri Gaurasundar, the Lord of the Gaudiya, to the aliens, I am addressing these few words of mine to the preachers who are about to proceed to countries beyond India.

We find the following great precepts (Mahavakya) in the body of the Teaching that has been vouchsafed to us by the Supreme Master of all Masters: ‘To chant constantly the discourse of Hari by being (1) extremely more humble than the blade of grass, (2) by being as forbearing as the tree, (3) by seeking no honor for oneself and (4) by offering due honor to all entities, is the highest natural function of the unalloyed individual souls (jivas). The lotus-feet of my Shri Guru-deva attracted me to his service by his manifestation as the living embodiment of these four great precepts, My friends will be in a position to attract all souls of the world to the foot-stool or the Real Truth by purchasing the same unfailing method. read more

The Vedanta: Its Morphology and Ontology by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

All glory to Guru and Gauranga!

Dear Friends I stand before you as a teller. I am going to tell you now a few words more on the Vedanta and specially its ontological aspect, morphology being a former changeable part of the same. My telling craves a reciprocity of your listening to my sound through your aural reception. Sound is the main substratum of the Vedanta which deals with a subject unapproachable by our present crippled imperfect senses. The ear cannot work as a receptacle unless we are willing to admit a sound, and this admittance depends on our taste and previous experience. This prior experience invites affairs within the phenomenal range, but the Vedantic sounds have a different aim. So our reciprocal situation will crown our efforts with success.

Many of our friends pose themselves as knowers when they have a true taste for knowledge. To acquire such knowledge they utilize their senses to associate with the conception of objects and their components. These knowers claim a subjective position to consider the synthetic as well as analytic values of their determination. The objects before them are known as phenomena which serve to engage their attention to scrutinizing the knowledge of the causes and the laws of all phenomena by their empiric and intuitive reasonings. This is, in other words, philosophising the object by mental speculation. read more