Fanaticisim vs practicality to spread Krsna Consciousness
Prabhupada: And if you kill, then wholesale will be killed. No... There will be no candidate for learning. You have to kill everyone.That will be at the end, Kalki-avatara, simply killing, bas, finish.
They'll have no capacity to understand. Nowadays there are... They cannot understand this philosophy. But there are some, they are trying
to understand. But at the end of Kali-yuga there will be no brain to understand or to hear all these things. Mleccha. That is mleccha. Mleccha means they are so unclean, unstandardized, they have no brain. That is Europe, America. That's ... Mleccha. Kill animals. Eat.
Mleccha, they are, according to Vedic, untouchable. If you touch, then you infect.
Tamala Krsna: Of course, Srila Prabhupada, but you did not become infected by our association.
Prabhupada: But the danger is there. Danger is there.
Tamala Krsna: Therefore traditionally the sadhus will not go outside India. They won't cross the ocean.
Prabhupada: And I took the risk. I told you the story, that I was keeping my foodstuff in the same Frigidaire that dog's flesh is here. What can I do? Circumstance. Therefore this rascal, Ginsberg, he used
to say, "Swamiji, you are very conservative." And "You do not know what is conservative. I'm so lenient. You do not know what is the meaning of conservative," I used to reply him. If I was conservative,
then for a single moment I could not stay here. Immediately I would have gone.
Tamala Krsna: But with yourself you were very conservative. With others you were very lenient, but in your own personal...
Prabhupada: No, no, strictly I am not doing because I am keeping my foodstuff in the same Frigidaire where there is leftover and meat and dog's food is kept. (end)
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Pusta Krsna: He's saying that sometimes the brahmacaris, even the sannyasis, they may have a very strong aversion towards association with women and.or householder life, things of this nature. And
sometimes the grhasthas will criticize the sannyasis and brahmacaris that "This is fanaticism," or it's, to the other end, "It's just as bad as the enjoying spirit, because you're meditating on the same thing, but only you're averse to it." So what is the...? Bhagavata
dasa's question is "What is the condition?" Is it better to be neutral or to be averse?
Tamala Krsna: Neutral.
Prabhupada: These are all fanaticism. Real unity is in advancing Krsna consciousness. Kalau nasty eva nasty eva... In Kali-yuga, you cannot
strictly follow, neither I can strictly follow. If I criticize you, if you criticize me, then we go far away from our real life of Krsna consciousness.
Pusta Krsna: So is it correct to say that if we're not Krsna conscious, then if it's not the grhastha problem, it would be some other problem?
Pusta Krsna: We'll find something or another to absorb our time with besides Krsna.
Prabhupada: No, you should always remember that either grhastha or brahmacari or sannyasi, nobody can strictly follow all the rules and
regulations of them. In the Kali-yuga it is not possible. So if I find simply fault with you, and if you find fault with me, then it will be factional, and our real business will be hampered. Therefore Caitanya
Mahaprabhu has recommended that hari-nama, chanting Hare Krsna mantra, should be very rigidly performed, which is common for everyone:
grhastha, vanaprastha or sannyasi. They should always chant Hare Krsna mantra. Then everything will be adjusted. Otherwise it is impossible to advance. We shall be complicated with the details only. This is
called niyamagrahah. I think I have explained.
All of us are in a very precarious position in this kali yuga. Some of us live with cats, dogs, and of course everyone (other than Vaisnavas) practically speaking is , according to Srila Prabhupada a mleccha since most everyone eats some kind of flesh. So even touching these people/animals , in a subtle way, infects oneself. But if one gets too absorbed in the 100's of Vaisnava rules then he or she becomes a fanatic and loses sight of our goal. Prabhupada knew very well about infection by others, yet he kept himself pure, always. We can do the same thing by following the 4 simple rules he has laid out for all disciples and followers. If we follow these simple rules, then the obnoxious odor of kali yuga will not affect us at all.
... arrangement means illusion. We have nothing to do with it. But due to this Kali-yuga especially, we are very much affected by these external disturbances. And that disturbances sometimes make ... we
become very strictly adherent to Krsna consciousness... That is very easily done at the Kali-yuga. Kirtanad eva krsnasya mukta-sangah param vrajet. Kirtanad eva krsnasya. If you strictly chant this ... sanga.
Mukta-sanga means although we are in this material world, we are not in touch with it. That is called mukta-sanga. Mukta-sangah param vrajet. We remain untouched by the material contamination and gradually becoming perfect. Then we can be transferred to the spiritual world.
So in the sastra it is said, in the Kali-yuga people are so fallen, they cannot be persuaded to so many rules and regulation, but kirtanad eva krsnasya
mukta-sangah param vrajet. Simply that is special facility for these fallen... You chant Hare Krsna regularly and you become liberated from
the material contamination. And as soon as you become liberated, brahma-bhutah prasannatma na socati na kanksati, samah ...
your humble servant
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