740928SB.MAY Lectures 214172/530501
They have now discovered this democracy. Democracy... "Demon-cracy.
" Shortcut of "demon-cracy" is "democracy." All the demons and rogues,
they gather together, somehow or other votes, and occupy the seat, and the
business is plundering. The business is plundering. If we talk very much upon this, it will
not be very favorable, but according to sastra... We, we talk
according to sastra, that the democracy means assembly of rogues and
plunderers. That is the statement in the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
Dasyu-dharmabhih. The government men will be all dasyu. Dasyu means
plunderer. Not pickpocket. Pickpocket, somehow or other, if you do not
understand, takes something from your pocket, and the plunderer, or
the dasyu, he catches you and by force, "If you don't spare your
money, I shall kill you." They are called dasyu.
So the, in the present age of Kali, the government men will be
dasyu. This is stated in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Dasyu-dharmabhih. You
can, we can see practically. You cannot keep your money. You earn with
hard labor, but you cannot keep gold, you cannot keep jewelry, you
cannot keep money. And... They will take it away by laws......
... Just like the prisoners: they are condemned, and the government puts them into jail.
So for their criminality they are punished within the jail. But the government does
not want that these prisoners may remain perpetually within the jail.
... Sometimes government arranges nice instruction, classes. Perhaps
those who were with me in Ahmedabad... We were invited by the jail
authorities to speak. Who were with me? Nobody? In Ahmedabad?
Devotee: I was.
Prabhupada: Yes. So I was given place just in front of the room where
Gandhi was imprisoned. That, that room is considered as sacred. So
government makes such arrangement that "These prisoners may be
corrected." Similarly, in this material world, although we are all
condemned... Anyone who is within this material world, he is
condemned. Simply there is division. Just like in jail also, there are
first-class prisoners, there are second-class prisoners and
third-class prisoners. The first-class prisoners, they are given some
facilities. Just like political prisoners, they are given separate
bungalow and servants, newspaper, book. But they cannot go out of the
prison. That is called first class. Similarly, there are second class.
And third class, ordinary.
So here also, we are first-class, second-class, third-class
prisoners. Therefore we find so many varieties of living condition.
But we are all prisoners. And He's the supreme controller. Therefore
Krsna, as supreme controller, He wants His representative to rule over...
So it is the duty of the representative of Krsna to reform these
condemned persons to Krsna consciousness. This is their duty. Krsna
wants that "These rascals, these condemned persons, who are suffering
in this material world, and they cannot understand that 'We are
suffering...' They are making plan. No plan will be successful." Daivi
hy esa gunamayi mama maya duratyaya. You can make your plan, but it
will never be successful. The only plan will be successful. What is
that? Mam eva ye prapadyante mayam etam taranti te. That is the only
plan. There is no other plan. But these rascals, they are being put
into severe penalties. Duhkhalayam asasvatam. The more
they are forgetting God, they are put in, they are put into more and
more miserable condition. Practically we see, with the advancement
Kali-yuga, people are forgetting his relationship with Krsna, and the
price of commodity and the food grains, the price is increasing. They
cannot eat sufficiently. So many people are dying of starvation. If
they cannot eat, how they will live?
Therefore Krsna gives His instruction. He's the supreme ruler. He
gives this order: annad bhavanti bhutani: "You require food grains."
This is practical. Who will disagree with Krsna, that "We don't
require food grains; we require bolts and nuts in the factory"? Who
will say? This is practical. So they do not... Just like we see here
that, that they do not grow food grains. They are growing jute because
they will get some money, more money. But the rascal does not know
that "I will get more money, and it will be taken away next by the
food grain seller." So similarly, we are interested in industry, in
plan-making, this, that, so many things. But Krsna does not say that
"You open slaughterhouse and industries and brothels and cinema." No.
Krsna does not say. Krsna says, "Grow more food, rascal! You'll eat
and become strong." And nobody is obeying Krsna. Is it not?
Practically try to understand Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavata. Not
by sentiment. And preach this philosophy all over the world.
What Krsna says, that is practical. Annad bhavanti bhutani
parjanyad anna-sambhavah. "How we shall get anna? There is no rain."
You see nowadays, there is no rain. Why? Because you are, we are all
rascals. We do not know how to get rain. Krsna says, parjanyad
anna-sambhavah: "There will be food grains when there is sufficient
rain." And how rain there will be? Yajnad bhavati parjanyah: "And if
you perform yajna, then there will be sufficient rain.".....
So people are so rascal, they will not even chant Hare Krsna
mantra. Krsna, svayam bhagavan... Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He introduced.
Sankirtanaika-pitarau. Gaura and Nityananda is the father of the
sankirtana movement. .....
sankirtanaika-pitarau kamalayataksau vande maha-purusa te
caranaravindam(?). So Krsna is teaching. Krsna is so kind. He's
personally teaching. That is perform yajna. He's personally chanting,
dancing, Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The picture is in our front. Personally
He's teaching us, "Perform this yajna, you rascal, and you'll get
So Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Isvara. He's
teaching us this yajna. He's giving us the hint. Yajnad bhavati
parjanyah. If you do not accept this movement, then you'll go on
suffering, suffering, suffering, suffering. If you don't accept this
principle, then your future is simply suffering.
kalav asmin yuge janah
manda-bhagya hy upadrutah
This is the symptoms of Kali-yuga. Manda-bhagyah, all unfortunate. All
unfortunate. Everyone must suffer. This is the position. But if you
chant Hare Krsna maha-mantra, perform the yajna... Because this is the
instruction by the Supreme Person. Purusam tva adyam. Adyam purusam,
the original person. The origin of everything. Janmady asya yatah. The
Supreme Person from whom everything has come down. That is the order.
So Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught us that harer nama harer nama harer
namaiva kevalam,... We are certainly in difficult position, but the
only remedy is that we must chant the holy name of the Lord
repeatedly. And that will solve all the problems. You preach this cult
all over the world.
Conclusions--The sastra says dasyu dharmabhih-the govt. leaders will all be plunderers !! Are we not finding this out right now? Everyone knows the financial situation of the world, the banks/financial institutions have ruined everything and economic stability is gone. And the government leaders are helping the banks do this. Plundering us all of what we own and have worked so hard to attain. He goes on to say that we all (devotees included) are prisoners of this material world. Some of us may have a "better" situation than others, but the fact remains we still are all prisoners. Therefore dont make any plan for so called comfort here unless that plan includes the plan of the Lord. Forgetting this plan of the Lord means we are put into more difficulty all the time. Everyone works for money to do what? Buy food is the first thing. But he mentions that even in Mayapur they are growing jute to get money and then give that same money to the food merchants. So the ultimate end of money-- is for food. So why not just grow our own food and avoid all the hassle and middlemen and the government? Krsna says grow more food rascal, but they will not do that.What Krsna says is practical and we should take His advice. We will prosper, and we will be happy by performing the yajna for the age of Hari Nama.
below we are in our greenhouse where you can see all kinds of nice green vegetables
growing right thru the nasty winter weather outside right now. A few days ago it was around 30 degrees
F outside, and inside it was over 70 degrees in the full sun. A 40 degree difference!! No wonder I like to chant inside. In this particular bed is growing winter chards, mustard greens, urugula, russian red kale, and improved siberian kale
below here is a couple shelves I made for plant starts,already coming up for upcoming spring
Russian kale on the left and chick weed to the right
this bed below has some over wintered spinach at the bottom, and rows of radish and spinach coming up
along with beets which have not sprouted yet.
below here is mostly kale, urugula, and others -at the back bed we can see the white
rolled up row cover sitting on the tomato cages which I put over the plants sometimes at night
when I tuck them in, just like I do our Deities.Eveybody wants to be warm....