No need to go anywhere-live locally and grow your own food-SP

January 28, 2022 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

No need to go anywhere-live locally and grow your own food-SP
Prabhupada proves it can be done-even the eskimos dont have cars and live in ice houses.
 
May 28, 1974, Rome
Dhanañjaya: In Greenland?
Prabhupāda: Others cannot live locally.
Satsvarūpa: That’s not their karma?
Prabhupāda: No, karma is there. That is another point. My point is that any condition, one can live locally. That is my point. They are supposed to be uncivilized, and they live in the ice cottage. There is no sufficient things for eating. And how they live? That is the point. So why civilized man cannot live locally?
Satsvarūpa: One objection to that is that they say that now cultures have been spread more by all this transportation. You even write that the world is now like a global village. But if everyone just stays in their own place, they won’t know what people and culture is like in other parts of the world, and their view will be more narrow.
Prabhupāda: No. They may go sometimes. Just like in India, they used to live locally, but at the same time they used to go to the pilgrimages by walking. It is not prohibited that one should not go out, but when one goes out, he goes out of pleasure, not as obligation. At the present moment, it has become an obligation, that one must go out of his home, of his village, of his country. That is defective. There was no need of so many transports. People remained locally. One has to go for livelihood hundred miles. This is defective.
Dhanañjaya: But people say they travel for education.
Prabhupāda: What education? Hippies? Your education has ended into hippies. Finish that education, nonsense education. Now, you have seen in Harmonist that the school children, they are having sex intercourse publicly, and they are running naked in America. Is it not?
Satsvarūpa: Yes It’s a very big thing now, running naked.
Dhanañjaya: It’s called “streaking.
Prabhupāda: Whatever it may be, the nonsense education, result is like that. Is that education? I first, when I saw in Honolulu University—all hippies, all the students, half naked and niggardly dressed. Why so many? They are all students. You see? It has become a fashion. This is the education. And one commissioner has… You have not seen our Harmonist prepared. Collapse.
Satsvarūpa: I saw it yesterday. The president of Temple University, he said this was good, this running naked.
Prabhupāda: And another has that “education has collapsed.”
Dhanañjaya: They have lost all sense of moral values.
Prabhupāda: Animals. The whole material civilization is based on animalism. Therefore now they are coming as naked animals. The basic principle of the civilization is animalism. Now… It was covered by the progress of time. Now they are coming to be naked animals, that’s all.
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740525mw.rom Conversations Prabhupada: Stick to your own place and grow your foodThere is no question of transport. Little transport is required, that bullock cart.  Krsna was being carried on bullock cart. There is no use of petrol. Use  simply the bull. They are already there. Utilize them.
 
►740524r2.rom Conversations … Yes, naturally. If this man is fed up with  this industry, he can go back to village and  produce his own food. But he is attached to this industrial  activity because he is thinking that “We are getting more money for wine and  woman and meat. Let me enjoy.” That is the perfect, imp…  But  if he chants Hare Krsna maha-mantra, his consciousness  will be purified and he will be made not interested this kind of work. He will go back to village  and produce food.

►740525mw.romConversations Prabhupada: Yes, that was Gandhi’s philosophy, village  organization. These people, they are attracting villagers to work in the  factory, and they are exploiting them…. our philosophy. Make your  life successful. By becoming Krsna conscious, you become free from  all these troubles of material  condition. This is our education. Don’t be after these  motorcars, television, and all nonsense things, sporting, wine, women. Don’t  be after these. Simply eat sufficiently, keep  your health nicely, chant Hare Krsna, realize Krsna, and  go back  to home This is our  philosophy…
 
►740527mw.rom Conversations … Keep amongst yourself and produce. Produce  food grain, produce cotton, mustard seed Self dependent, no use… And we don’t require motorcar. Bullock cart is sufficient. There is no need of going anywhere…
 

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