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June 9, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Oct 20 1975 Johannesburg conversations
 
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Today people are making money and trying to enjoy material life…
Prabhupāda: Who is making money? Who is making money?
Harikeśa: The government. It is printing it up.
Prabhupāda: Do you think everyone is making money?
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: So it’s a big illusion? It’s a big illusion?
Prabhupāda: Yes. Everyone simply working hard like asses. That’s all. This is their happiness. Just like the hog, he’s working very hard to eat stool, and he is thinking happy. He is getting fatty. Do you think to work hard day and night and eat stool is happiness?
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: No.
Prabhupāda: But he is thinking; therefore he is getting fat. You generally find the pigs are fatty because they think, “Oh, I am very happy.” Yes. One man gets fatty when he thinks that “I am very happy.” You know that?
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: No.
Prabhupāda: This is psychology. When he thinks, “I am very happy,” he gets fatty.
Harikeśa: But if I think I’m happy, isn’t that enough?
Prabhupāda: They think. That is another thing. But you do not know what is happiness. These rascals, they do not think that what is happiness. Suppose I have arranged for so-called happiness. Then I am going to die also. Who will enjoy this?
Harikeśa: But I’m not worried about it.
Prabhupāda: That is the proof that you are a rascal. “Fools rush in where angels dare not.” That is the proof. The hog is thinking, “I am very happy.” Therefore he is hog. He is not a human being. Hog proves that he is hog by thinking that “I am very happy. I am getting fatty.” [break]
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: …suffer. Kṛṣṇa says, duḥkhālayam aśāśvatam [Bg. 8.15]. That’s a fact. So why is it that people are thinking they are happy?
Prabhupāda: That I have repeatedly said. Therefore, because they are thinking like that, therefore they are rascals. That is the proof. There is no happiness; still, he is thinking, “I am happy.” That is the proof that he’s a rascal. [break]

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