Cherry picking time

June 23, 2018 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna—
These cherries from one of our trees will get made into cherry pie, cherry cobbler, cherry crisp,eaten fresh, etc etc
and a lot more are coming… took my wife about a half hour to pick these….the birds get the ones at the top of the trees and we get the ones we can reach-everybody is happy !
Everyone, not just householders, should live on farms–
India, Jan 11 1977
Prabhupāda: Śraddhā-śabde viśvāsa sudṛḍha niścaya. This is basic platform, that “What Kṛṣṇa says, that is truth.” Kṛṣṇa bhakti kaile sarva-karma kṛta haya: “If I follow Kṛṣṇa, then my business is complete.” This is intelligence. Now… We have come to the open field. How it is nice. And so long we were passing through that congested areas-hellish, simply hellish. And now here is open space. How it is nice.
Hari-śauri: To enter into a city is so imposing on your consciousness.
Prabhupāda: Up to that point, simply rubbish, all papers thrown here and there. People are living in…Now see here, how it is open and pleasing. Organize this farm project. Farm. (background talking)
Hari-śauri: He’s just saying that in the West one requires a great deal of capital. To start a farm, to get the land, you need a lot of money because land is very expensive. And also we have to use modern farming techniques because we have so few men to run the farms.
Prabhupāda: No, you show example. People will do automatically. When the people find it is very nice, they will take.
Hari-śauri: Should we try to make an effort to have our householders go and live on the farms, a special effort? If it’s ready to do that?
Prabhupāda: Why householders? Everyone. Hare Kṛṣṇa. (japa)
Rāmeśvara: In America there is a very big emphasis on getting people to join us by moving into our temples. The temple presidents are very eager to get as many people to move in as possible, but in the long run most people cannot come up to the standard.
Prabhupāda: Therefore I am… Farms.
NOTE–you dont need a 100 acre piece of land with barns, farming equipment,etc..-start with what land you can afford, and work from there. This is a myth that you need all these above mentioned things to please Prabhupada and Krsna. No…

Our next program is farming
May 15 1975 Perth
Devotee (1): Śrīla Prabhupāda, we received news yesterday that one man in northern New South Wales is willing to sell us a farm, a great big farm out there in the southern tropics. Would this be a good place for engaging boys like the Indian, the Indian boy that came yesterday?
Prabhupāda: Yes. Our next program is to organize farming. Let anyone come. We shall give him free food and employment: “Come on.” Not that “I want to work as a clerk in the city.” You produce your own food. I give you ingredients. I give you land. And work for five, six hours, and take your food and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.
►760731rc.par                Conversations Prabhupada: Vasan danto guror hitam. The beginning of life is  how to become cent  percent obedient to guru. That is Gurukula.  That training should be given. The whole process is that our life will be  successful when we strictly follow guru and Krsna. Guru means Krsna;  Krsna means guru. Not Mayavada, but guru means one who follows Krsna, he is  guru. ————————–
►761102rc.vrn                Conversations Prabhupada: No, we don’t care for Indians and Europeans. We  care for Krsna, that’s all. I didn’t care for anyone. I simply care …  s protection, that’s all. That is wanted. Guru-krsna-krpaya  paya bhakti-lata-bija. We want two favours. One from guru, one  from Krsna. That’s all. We don’t want anyone’s  favou