How to live easily in Kali yuga-SP

November 21, 2019 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna-Below we have 4 very short separate conversations with Srila Prabhupada in which he nicely explains :

1) Our position in Varnashrama system depends upon the quality of our work and he gives the example that unless one is independent in his livlihood, he cannot be brahmana, Ksatriya, or Vaisya. And next he explains how to do that. To be actual Vaisnava is not so easy a thing-one must be 100% above the three modes of nature.
2) Srila Prabhupada say..everyone should be engaged in producing their own food. The devotee must be clever– which means he must not allow the leaders of the cities to cheat him by alluring him there by paper money, being surrounded constantly by sinful life, and instead stay on your own land , produce your necesssities, and be happy.!
3) We want to keep everyone in a peaceful condition of life, not bothered by constant anxieties of modern city life.
4) Simply to say “I belong to Krsna’s family”-is not enough. We must DO something, some tangible service for Krsna !

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Prabhupada: Yes. That is the statement of the sastra. Kalau
sudra-sambhavah: “In the Kali-yuga everyone is sudra.”
Guest (2): :So only those who have independent means, then, would come
in the…
Prabhupada: They can be counted, yes. Because a brahmana is advised
not to accept service at any circumstances. That is the injunction of
the sastra. He can take the profession of a ksatriya or a vaisya, but
not the sudra. That is brahmana.

Guest (2):
So whoever cannot stand on his own legs as an independent
businessman or landlord or whatever it be, he’s a sudra.
Prabhupada: Yes. These are described in the Bhagavad-gita. I have not
manufactured these things. These are sastra, that “He’s
brahmana,”–the qualification. “He’s ksatriya,”–qualification. “He’s
vaisya,”–qualification. “He’s sudra–by qualification.” And Narada
Muni says,
but we have to judge by the qualification.
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Prabhupada: …
satisfied to remain in the village. That is the defect
of the modern civilization.
Mother: In India, you mean. You’re talking of India now.
Prabhupada:
Everywhere.
Mother: Everywhere.
Prabhupada:
Yes. Everywhere.
Mother: What about India? I mean, do they believe, the villagers?
Prabhupada: India, actually, they do so.
Mother: Yes.
Prabhupada:
The villagers, they have cows and land. That is sufficient
for their economic problem
. But the industrialists, they are alluring
them, “To get more money, come here.” So they are going to the cities.

And the food production in the village is neglected. And therefore the
food grain price is rising.
Actually, everyone should be engaged to
produce food, but the modern set-up of civilization is that few people
are engaged in producing food, and others are eating. They are
offering… They are artificially getting money. So they are offering
paper, “Here is ten dollars.”
Although it is a paper, cheating. And
they are captivated by cheating. They, they are thinking, “I have got
now hundred dollars.” What is this hundred dollars? It is paper. So
some people are cheating and some people are being cheated. This is
the society.
Mother: Yes. But I think one has to be clever enough not to let people
cheat you.
Prabhupada:
Clever means that he must stay in his own land. He should
not be cheated by the paper and go to the city.
Mother: But we have to teach our young to be able to define between
those who cheat and those who…, be able to tell people who…
Prabhupada:
The whole civilization is a plan of cheating others.
That’s all. And they’re all sinful
. According to our Vedic
understanding, there are four things sinful, pillars of sinful life:
illicit sex, unnecessary killing of animals, intoxication and
gambling.
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Conversations : 750514mw.per :
Prabhupāda: The solution is there. They won’t take it. Solution is there, that everyone produce your own food. There is so much land; utilize it. The solution is there. No. They want to sit down on the table, chair, in a very nice compartment, and making solution. They won’t go…..

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