The weather gets better by chanting Hare Krsna

June 25, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Below is a short conversation with Srila Prabhupada about rain, food, and  chanting.
He says the karmis (and we see that today even the devotees) dont like  the idea of producing their own food.
He calls it “their disease”. He then talks about the former great Roman  empire which was started
with so much hard labor and today all that is left is some piled up bricks.  Where are the people today
that built this “empire”? Nobody knows, and what benefit do they get today  from all that hard labor?
Its all karma bandana-work which binds one to samsara, the wheel of birth  and death.
Probably the most interesting point is how the weather in New  Vrndavana had gotten better there because
of so many devotees all chanting Hare Krsna mantra. Then Srila  Prabhupada says yes, and he wants to buy land in Mayapur and Vrndavan for  becoming self sufficient.
So there it is folks–
Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das
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 Prabhupada:  Yajna means to satisfy the Supreme Lord. That is yajna. So in the Kali-yuga  the yajna is made very easy. Chant Hare Krsna. So anywhere you go, chant  Hare Krsna, and see that there will be clouds, there will be rainfall, and  just work little, you get your foodgrains, and chant Hare  Krsna.
Yogesvara: They won’t like that  idea.
 Prabhupada: That means their… That is their  disease. The same thing, that “Why you are sitting here? Come with  me, work.” “What shall I do by working?” “You get money.” “Then you’ll  enjoy.” “And I am already enjoying.” That the… This is called maya.  Maya-sukhaya bharam udvahato vimudhan. These rascals, simply for little  temporary so-called benefit, they have created this working civilization,  “Work very hard, very hard.” That’s all. Whole history… In this Rome  city you can see. There are evidences. These buildings are constructed  with hard labor. Now those rascals have gone, and they are  maintaining, that “They worked so hard.” Those who worked very hard  they have gone away. Now nobody knows where they are and what they have  become. But they are maintaining their bricks. That’s all. Brick  civilization. (break)
Devotee: Why is it that the rains come in certain parts of the  world and in other parts people do not have enough?
Prabhupada: No, no  part of the world is nowadays sufficient rain. Because they are not  performing yajna. Sometimes it is seen that over-rain, overflood, not  systematic. But if you perform yajna, there will be systematic rainfall,  which you can utilize properly. Yajnad bhavati  parjanyah.
Devotee: Kirtanananda Swami says that in New Vrindaban the weather  is changing every year. It is getting nicer there. Much more sun and  the winter is not so hard.
Atreya Rsi: In New Vrindaban it’s getting better.
Prabhupada: Yes. Because there are so many devotees. The people  are still being maintained on account of our chanting Hare Krsna  mantra.
Devotee: By the grace of pure devotee.
Prabhupada: Yes.  (break) …encouraging in our society to take to agriculture to support this  center. I am purchasing land in Vrndavana and Mayapura to become  self-sufficient. Whatever production you make, you be satisfied.  Little vegetable, little grain and little milk. That is sufficient.