Politics is the last place of the scoundrel–SP

November 4, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

May 3 1973 LA
Svarūpa Dāmodara: If we publish that the original source is life, then everybody has to accept it that the… Everybody has to accept Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: Yes. That is our program. As soon as they agree, “Yes, life is…,” then they have to accept Kṛṣṇa automatically. Sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam [Bs. 5.1]. [break] Some of them are thinking that this is a saṅkīrtana party. We are saṅkīrtana party, undoubtedly. But they may not think “They are sentimentalists.” They must know that we are scientists. Everywhere is the direction. These high waves, this big Pacific Ocean, they are also carrying out the direction of that Supreme life. Just like this airplane is floating. Is it floating without any direction?
Svarūpa Dāmodara: There is direction.
Prabhupāda: Yes. So everything is working under direction. Why do the rascals say like that? The aeroplane is a big machine. It is flying, but under the direction of a small spiritual spark, the driver, pilot. How you can deny? So as the small spiritual spark can direct a so-called gigantic plane, similarly, the big spiritual spark is directing this whole cosmic manifest… What is the difficulty to understand? You cannot say that “Without that spiritual spark, that airplane can be operated.” You cannot say. That is not possible. You prove that “Without that spiritual small spark, this big 747 aeroplane will…” You cannot prove that. Where is your proof? You have to put that small spiritual spark. First of all the pilot body. Now, within that body, Kṛṣṇa says, asmin dehe, dehino ‘smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ, tathā dehāntaram [Bg. 2.13]. There is dehinaḥ. There is a proprietor of this body. So that proprietor is 1/10,000th part of the tip of the hair, very, very, small, atomic. On account of that atomic spiritual energy, there is working. This is bare fact. That small atomic spiritual energy is within this body, and therefore the body is working, and therefore the plane is working. Where is the difficulty to understand? Now, this man thinks himself very stout and strong, but why he is stout and strong? On account of that small spiritual spark is there. As soon as the small spiritual spark is gone, stout and strong has no meaning. Immediately all the birds will come. Vultures will come and eat him, eat the body. Immediately.

Prabhupāda: But as soon as gone, everything is finished. Why these rascals do not know? Why they cannot replace with chemicals to bring life again? Why these rascals are accepted, I do not know. If the matter is the cause of origin of life… Now one dead man, such a big man, such a Professor Einstein, big brain, he is dying. Put another chemical. Let him come back to life and work again. So why these rascals talk like this? You cannot protest? You should protest. Your protest will be accepted because our, they say that “You are not scientist. We cannot talk with you.” That’s all right. But here is a scientist. Talk with him. Where is your that material chemical by injecting which…? What do they say? What is wanting in the dead body that the body is dead?
Svarūpa Dāmodara: That they do not know.
Prabhupāda: Then there are so many things they do not know. Still, they are scientists? And they are passing on as leaders of the society. Everything is “I do not know,” and he is a leader, scientist. What is this? A child, and he is passing on as teacher.
Svarūpa Dāmodara: Sometimes the problem is too serious. They take it just lightly.
Prabhupāda: That is another foolishness. The same thing, that the rabbits close the eyes. Yes. Monkeys. And when the monkeys face a tiger, immediately he closes his eyes and the tiger immediately attacks him. So it is like that. He cannot solve the problem—”All right, let it go on.” And that is the position. Because our real problem is death. Nobody wants to die. So the scientist cannot give any relief from death. They are talking simply superficially. They cannot give any relief from death. But my real problem is death. I do not wish to die. I do not wish to become old man. What scientists can help me? I do not wish to become diseased. What the scientist can help me? I do not wish to take birth. These things, they cannot do anything. Major problem they have set aside. And they are, what is called, jackal. Yes. There is a story of the jackal. He became the king of the forest.
Svarūpa Dāmodara: Hindi
Prabhupāda: No, it is Sanskrit. And in Bengal it is called vane āsiyā rāja.(?) “In the forest a jackal has become king.” They are like that. Nīla-varṇa-sṛigālavat.(?) When… There is big story about this jackal. I will tell you some. A jackal came in the village and he fell in the tub where, what is called, the water? No, no. The water man keeps the water for dipping, making little bluish. For coloring. That blue, blue. So the washerman kept the dye water in a big tub, and the jackal fell in it. So jackal fell in it; he became blue, all blue. So he fled away, and all the animals said, “What is this animal? What is the animal? What is that animal? Oh?” All, even lion became surprised. “We have not seen this.” “So who are you, sir?” “I am sent by God to rule over you.” “Oh?” So they began to worship him as God, as leader. Then one day other jackals, they were crying, “Wa, wa,” but the jackals cannot stop. If others jackals cry, the jackal cannot stop. So he also began to “Wa, wa.” Oh, then, they, oh, this rascal is a jackal. Yāvat kiñcin na bhāṣate. That these rascals are jackals. Now they are talking nonsense. We can detect that “Here is a jackal.” So we have to expose them. They are not leader; they are jackals. So jackals cannot anymore rule over. That should be our propaganda. Not only scientific, all political things, social things, everything. They should be all kicked out. They should be replaced by Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Then people will be happy. This should be our program. Our, this propaganda means to make people happy. It is not a business, to make business and take some money. And so many jackals have been arrested and resigned in your… You know that? Many jackals have been obliged to resign their post in the government.
Brahmānanda: That is Watergate affair.
Prabhupāda: Watergate?
Brahmānanda: It is called the Watergate scandal.
Prabhupāda: Oh, what is that Watergate?
Brahmānanda: Well, that was the place where the headquarters of the Democratic party were. It’s called Watergate. And the big, big important men…
Prabhupāda: They were being bribed.
Brahmānanda: Well, they went to put tape recorder devices so they know what the opposite party is doing.
Prabhupāda: Who is that?
Brahmānanda: The Republicans.
Prabhupāda: Oh, Republicans. Who is in power now?
Brahmānanda: Well, Nixon. He is Republican.
Prabhupāda: He is Republican.
Brahmānanda: They haven’t traced it to him yet, but all his chief aides, they have all been implicated. It was during the election.
Prabhupāda: Oh. So therefore they are defeated.
Brahmānanda: Yeah. They knew what the Democrats were doing.
Prabhupāda: Yes. This position is at the present moment, no honest man can become a government officer, everywhere. Unless he is a rogue, dishonest person, he cannot maintain his governmental position. Therefore no noble man is going to the government. But what you can do?
Svarūpa Dāmodara: Politicians are the greatest cheaters.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Scoundrel. Some philosopher said that “Politics is the last place of the scoundrel. That is their last resort.” In India we see same thing. Harer nāma, harer nāma [Cc. Ādi 17.21]. So design some means how to fight with these… (end)
                    Just worship Radha Krsna, you will be happy-SP