740622 - Morning Walk - Germany

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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



740622MW-GERMANY - June 22, 1974 - 21:43 Minutes



Haṁsadūta: The people who were there, they all paid to come to that engagement. They did not come free. Five marks. About two dollars.

Prabhupāda: How many men came?

Haṁsadūta: There were about 120, 130, at least. I counted them. That many... Engagement.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Haṁsadūta: And the lecture was very, very nice.

Prabhupāda: (aside:) Good morning. Hare Kṛṣṇa. So last night our explanation was right?

Professor Durckheim: Yes. Lots of people of the country was in the football, was going in the football.

Haṁsadūta: This week is the big world football matches. So everyone goes to see that. They either stay at home and watch television or they go to the fields.

Prabhupāda: Because they have been taught like that. What is their fault? They do not know the importance of human life. "Eat, drink, be merry and enjoy." That's all. And then become a dog. That's all. They do not know. And they say, "Never mind I shall become a dog. After all, I will forget everything." (Haṁsadūta translates into German throughout)

Prabhupāda: There are so many planets, so many different standard of life. Nothing. They do not know anything.

Professor Durckheim: But the other planets has a more spiritual form than our planet.

Prabhupāda: No. Material forms. Just like in the water, the fish is there. That is also material form. But you cannot live within the water, neither the fish cannot live on the land. So in different planets there are different types of atmosphere and different types of body also. You cannot go to the sun planet, you cannot go to the moon planet, because that is a different atmosphere. But there are living entities, they have got their suitable body.

Professor Durckheim: But I think for the people it is difficult to understand.

Prabhupāda: Because they are fools. How they can understand? (laughter) Simply fools eating meat and becoming like a tiger and dog. That's all. What...? Tiger may be very strong, but what brain he has got? No brain. (laughs) For brain, there must be a brāhmaṇa. Satya śama dama titikṣa (BG 18.42). He must be qualified. A tiger may attack me and kill me. He is very strong. But that does not mean he has got better brain than me.

Professor Durkheim: Yes, yes, I see.

Prabhupāda: So the modern civilization is making tigers, how he can be bodily strong and kill others, and discover atomic bomb. They are busy only on these things. The dog's business: how to attack another dog. That's all.

Professor Durckheim: This will be a very nice country here for your community.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Professor Durckheim: And I think a very, very good example for the people around.

Prabhupāda: But the advanced human beings, they come to shoot here.

Professor Durckheim: Yes.

Haṁsadūta: (translates to German)

Professor Durckheim: And then it will be finished. And later it will be finished.

Prabhupāda: The animals, they are living in their own atmosphere, and these people, they come to kill them. Killing business has become very prominent at the present moment, and therefore they are being killed in the womb of the mother, abortion and killing child. That they do not know. Nature will not excuse you. You are killing; you'll be killed within your mother's womb. You'll never see the light of the sun. You go on being killed, one after another, as many animals you have killed. They do not know. And time will come in this age when there will be no food, and man will kill man and eat. That time is coming. Yes. They are now killing animal, but animal lives on this grass and grains. When there will be no grass, no grains, where they will get animal? They'll kill their own son and eat. That time is coming. Nature's law is that you grow your own food. But they are not interested in growing food. They are interested in manufacturing bolts and nuts.

Professor Durckheim: Manufacturing?

Prabhupāda: Bolts and nuts.

Professor Durckheim: Yes, yes, yes. I see.

Prabhupāda: Factory, big, big factory. So they will have to eat bolts and nuts. Where they will get food grains? They thought that "Let us eat the animal and manufacture bolts and nuts." Then when the animal will be finished, then what they will eat?

Satsvarūpa: The scientists are making artificial food, so they're not that worried.

Prabhupāda: Yes, yes, that is... That I say, bolts and nuts. That artificial food means bolts and nuts. Somebody told me that they have manufactured artificial butter, and by eating they were vomiting. They're vomiting. There is ample butter supply. Why these rascals are interested in manufacturing artificial butter to show their scientific brain? Just see how they are rascals. They can get, huh? Just like Kṛṣṇa was stealing His mother's butter and throwing it to the monkeys. Butter can be produced in that way, that everyone can eat sumptuously. No. "Kill the animals, and artificial butter you eat and vomit." That's all. Just see their intelligence. And they are proud of their advanced civilization. The same example, that a man barking as a dog, people will go to see it by purchasing ticket.

Prabhupāda: And they do not see the natural dog is barking. Artificial, they pay ten dollars' ticket and see how a man is barking like a dog. (japa) You, at least, introduce in your country: "Chant Christ's name and stop animal killing." This is from Bible. This is not that I am asking. Bible says, "Thou shall not kill," and "Glorify the name of God."

Professor Durckheim: Ahiṁsā.

Prabhupāda: Just in the beginning Christ says, "Thou shall not kill." That is the beginning of religious life. The animal killers cannot understand what is God. It is not possible. There is a statement in the Bhāgavata, viṇa paśughnat.

nivṛtta tarṣair upagīyamānād
bhavauṣadhāc chrotra-mano-'bhirāmāt
ka uttamaśloka guṇānuvādāt
pumān virajyeta vinā paśughnāt
(SB 10.1.4)

"Who can remain aloof from the chanting of the holy name of God unless he's an animal killer?" Yes. Animal killers cannot understand what is God, what is God's name. That's not possible. (pause) Kṛṣṇa, what to speak of killing animal, He was embracing animal every morning, every... Yes. He was embracing.

Haṁsadūta: But Kṛṣṇa...

Prabhupāda: (aside:) Don't come near.

Professor Durckheim: And also the holy Francis of Assisi was in relation with all animals in the Christian tradition.

Prabhupāda: In Christian tradition there is everything nice, but nobody's following. That is the difficulty. (break) ... portion of the road is not paved like this. Bhagavad-gītā it is said, annād bhavanti bhūtāni. Both the man and animals will live prosperously when there is sufficient food grain. (break) ...ad anna-sambhavaḥ. If there is sufficient rainfall, the production of food grains will be very easy. And yajñād bhavati parjanyaḥ (BG 3.14). And if you satisfy the Lord by performing yajña, then there will be sufficient rain. And yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ. And our activities should be only to perform yajña, to satisfy the Lord.

Professor Durckheim: But Sanskrit word for..., yajña?

Haṁsadūta: Yajña, sacrifice.

Professor Durckheim: Yeah, yajña.

Prabhupāda: Yajña means to satisfy the Lord. Just like glorifying the Lord, that is also yajña. Saṅkīrtana-yajña. Yajña means to satisfy the Lord. Do it anyway and there will be no scarcity. Everything will be all right. Annād bhavanti bhū...

annād bhavanti bhūtāni
parjanyad anna-sambhavaḥ
yajñad bhavati parjanyo
yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ
(BG 3.14)

Professor Durckheim: So sacrifice are we self, or ourself. That means sacrifice to the Lord.

Prabhupāda: Sacrifice, there are different description of sacrifice. Just like one of the sacrifice is this chanting of the holy name of God. Yes. There are other sacrifices—offering in the fire, butter, grains. That is also sacrifice. But in this age, these things are almost not available. Therefore chant the holy name. This sacrifice is recommended. It does not cost anything. Simply God has given you the tongue, and you chant. Any poor man can do it.

(pause) (break) ...excursion? No? (chants japa softly)

Haṁsadūta: Country excursion.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Weekly and plants.

French man: Have regularly pūjā in your community?

Prabhupāda: Yes. Here also, there is temple. There is regular pūjā, six times.

French man: Offering light...

Prabhupāda: Light, food, everything. Dress, bathing, so many things. If you receive me, you must give me something eatable. Simply light, how can I be satisfied? (laughter) If you give me simply light and no food, then how can I be satisfied? Kṛṣṇa says, "Give Me this food,"

patraṁ puṣpaṁ phalaṁ toyaṁ
yo me bhaktyā prayacchati
tad ahaṁ aṣnāmi
(BG 9.26)

"I will eat." (break)

Haṁsadūta: Cigarettes. (chuckles)

Prabhupāda: Tin can. You can get also tin can in the slot? What is that? Paying?

Haṁsadūta: Oh, yes. Anyone can get it. There's no restriction. Here's the car. (end)