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Morning Walk

Type:
Morning Walk
Date:
July 17
Year:
1975
Place:
San Francisco

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Yadubara: …class by the inventor of the H-bomb, the hydrogen bomb, Dr. Teller. id2

Prabhupāda: He was inventor? id3

Yadubara: Yes. id4

Prabhupāda: So he taught you how to use? id5

Yadubara: What? id6

Prabhupāda: He taught you how to use H-bomb? id7

[laughter] id8

Yadubara: No, he wasn’t teaching that. He was teaching some physics. He was not a very good teacher. There were 1500 pupils in the class, students, and we would never be able to see the teacher, so many students. id9

Dharmādhyakṣa: He recently retired, and he was lamenting how young people are shunning science now. Young people are not so interested in science. He was also very disappointed that the new scientists were not as well trained as the old scientists and did not have the same desire to serve science. id10

Prabhupāda: What they will do by serving science? The birth, death is already there. So they are becoming saner, that “What is the use of wasting time in this way? We cannot solve any problem.” That is sense. They cannot solve any… He is still alive or died? id11

Dharmādhyakṣa: He’s alive. id12

Prabhupāda: So ask him that “Find out some bomb that you will not die. Why don’t you do that?” [laughter] Yes. “People are dying, and you have invented something to die very soon. So why don’t you invent something that you will never die? Can you do that? Therefore we are no more interested in science. It is a waste of time.” Tell him. You go your professor: “You are regretting that young men are no more interested. So this is our reason because, after all, we have to die. Everything will be finished. Then what is the use of studying? You have not improved anything. The animals have also two legs, and two, four legs. We have got also four legs, and where is the difference? You say, the Darwin’s theory, from monkey, man has come, but you never shown us that a monkey has ever given birth to a man. So all this false propaganda, we are no more interested.” [break] id13

Bahulāśva: …Los Angeles you told Svarūpa Dāmodara that in twenty-five more years science will be finished. id14

Prabhupāda: Yes. Science is already finished. He is regretting that no young man is interested. That means it is finished already. That’s a fact. [break] …is finished, so-called religion is finished, so-called politics is finished—everything. Harāv abhaktasya kuto mahad-guṇā [SB 5.18.12]. Because they have finished God, everything will be finished. Zero, only zero. id15

Bahulāśva: The whole human civilization. id16

Prabhupāda: Where is civilization? [laughter] The mother is killing child—is that civilization? Where is civilization? Less than doggish civilization. Dog also do not do that. And they are claiming civilization, nonsense rascals. Mother is killing child, and is that civilization? Less than dogs and cats. The dogs and cats also do not kill their child. They try to protect. You know? The cats, they carry their cubs from one place to another so that the male cat may not kill. The tiger also do that. The tiger, they also give protection to the… id17

Brahmānanda: The rats, they sometimes do that. id18

Prabhupāda: Everyone. Mother’s affection is natural. Now the civilized mother is killing child. This is your civilization. This is your religion, this is your science, philosophy—everything. And for this, you have created so many big, big buildings to create some less than animals. Civilization is finished unless you take to Kṛṣṇa conscious. Now dictatorship is coming, politics. The dictator can arrest anyone without any trial and stop him. Even their own circle, the Communists… Nobody knows where is Khrushchev, Indira Gandhi is doing. id19

Brahmānanda: Even they arrest you for sleeping now. id20

Prabhupāda: Yes. I have got enough place to sleep, and they will come, “You cannot sleep.” What is this civilization? id21

Dharmādhyakṣa: Indira Gandhi, she is taking instruction from the Russians. They are encouraging her to do all of this. id22

Prabhupāda: Yes. Everything is finished. [break] …principle, strīṣu duṣṭāsu varṇa-saṅkaraḥ abhibavāt. id23

Bahulāśva: You can go around this way, Śrīla Prabhupāda. id24

Prabhupāda: Oh. id25

Dharmādhyakṣa: This inventor of the hydrogen bomb, he said he had no regrets about making the bomb. He had no regrets about his career whatsoever. And he felt that science was still the answer to man’s problems. That’s why he was lamenting so much that people were not interested anymore. id26

Prabhupāda: So what is the problem? Real problem is birth, death. So have you any proposal? id27

Dharmādhyakṣa: No, he has no proposal for those. id28

Prabhupāda: Then what is this nonsense problem? So far eating, sleeping, even the birds and beasts, they have no problem. They are eating, sleeping. What is this problem in eating, sleeping and mating? There is no problem. Why you are creating problem? You are creating problem, rascal. There is no problem. Where is the… Out of 8,400,000 species, only men are 400,000. Eight million, they are all lower animals. Where is their problem? They have no population problem, they have no, what is called, food problem, no quarter problem. They do not go to office, they do not start factories. So where is their problem? Eight millions, they have no problem. And out of the 400,000, the so-called rascal civilized men, they have problems. Others, they have no problem. They don’t require a scientist rascal like you. [laughter] This is the… Tell them like this. If you take vox populi, so out of eight million four hundred, eight millions do not require a rascal like you. And out of the so-called civilized men, a few only, they require your service. So what is the value of your service? Others, they have no problem. Do you think they have problem, the birds and beasts? They are very freely walking from one tree to another and eating. Whatever fruits are there, they are eating. And the, for mating, the female bird is always with him. Nature has given, when the birth is taken place, one male, one female—cats, dogs and birds. So there is no problem. Is there any problem? id29

Brahmānanda: No. id30

Prabhupāda: Then why these rascals create problem? And become a big scientist and draw a good salary, fatty salary, that’s all. [break] He has invented hydrogen bomb, but does it mean the war is taking place every day? Say, after twenty years, fifty years, war will, then his service will be appreciated, by the time he will die. id31

Brahmānanda: They have not used one of those bomb yet. id32

Prabhupāda: Eh? id33

Brahmānanda: They have not used the hydrogen bomb yet. id34

Prabhupāda: Even there is use, so where the use? We require daily things. [break] …these fruit? id35

Dharmadhyksa: These are cones. This is a pine tree, and these are cones. What are cones used for? id36

Jayatīrtha: Seeds are in the pinecones. [break] …cone the trees come. id37

Prabhupāda: Let them produce one seed like that. Sow it, and a big tree will come out. Where is that scientist? Hmm? Millions of living beings are coming out. You are trying to kill them, and they are trying to manufacture living being in the laboratory, and take credit. Where is the credit to you? Already millions and trillions are daily coming. Befooling men. They are fools and befooling men, that’s all. This is their business. id38

Bahulāśva: The cheaters and the cheated. id39

Prabhupāda: Cheaters and the cheated. That’s all. [break] …meditating, what is that? Who was saying? Upendra? Where is Upendra? id40

Jayatīrtha: He hasn’t come, Śrīla Prabhupāda. id41

Prabhupāda: So meditation means “I am moving the earth, I am moving the sun…” id42

Jayatīrtha: From that Kuṇḍalinī book. id43

Brahmānanda: Oh, in that prayer he says, “I created God.” That Yogi Bhajan. In his book he says that, that that is the meditation. id44

Prabhupāda: “I created God.” id45

Brahmānanda: Yes. id46

Prabhupāda: And you were created by dog. [laughter] id47

Dharmādhyakṣa: That is a very big theory of the modern atheists, that God is simply the creation of man’s imagination in order to fulfill certain psychological needs. id48

Prabhupāda: Then what is the cause of creation? id49

Dharmādhyakṣa: Mother Nature. id50

Prabhupāda: So Mother Nature… Where is the father? [laughter] You rascal, without father, mother can give any birth? id51

Dharmādhyakṣa: Well, it’s asexual. There’s some animals… id52

Prabhupāda: No, no. So animal is their father? Where is the father? It is all right, “Mother Nature,” but everyone knows without father, mother is useless. id53

Jayatīrtha: It’s a fact. id54

Prabhupāda: Is there any mother who can give birth without father? So where is the father, rascal? Ask them. id55

Bahulāśva: This way, Śrīla Prabhupāda. id56

Jayatīrtha: Sometimes they say that he is dead now. He is dead. id57

Prabhupāda: That’s all right. But you must know what is your father. A man’s father is dead—that does not mean he can say that “I have taken my birth without father.” That you cannot say. Father may be dead. That is…, we shall discuss later on. First of all you have to accept that mother cannot give birth without father. Who is that father? [break] id58

Bahulāśva: …nature has generated everything on its own. Just like we say that Kṛṣṇa… id59

Prabhupāda: Where is that nature, generating everything? Where is that nature? Show me. id60

Kṛṣṇadāsa: They give the example of the corn. Corn doesn’t have to have a… They say corn produces the seeds as well as the… id61

Prabhupāda: Then wherefrom the corn came? id62

Kṛṣṇadāsa: From itself. You see, they theorize that naturally… id63

Prabhupāda: Theorize, theorize. But we say corn is produced… When the seeds are thrown on the ground, then corns are produced. Wherefrom… The corn is not dropping from the sky. id64

Kṛṣṇadāsa: Originally, right. id65

Prabhupāda: We have not seen the original. id66

Dharmādhyakṣa: Well, originally, they say, it was just some chance combination of atoms and molecules… id67

Prabhupāda: That is… A chance means you are a rascal. Nothing takes place with chance. That is his rascaldom. Nothing takes place. The answer is in the Bhagavad…, bījo ‘haṁ sarva-bhūtānām [Bg. 7.10]: “The original seed I am.” The answer is there. Bījo ‘haṁ sarva-bhūtānām. Challenge these rascals. They are cheating so many people. id68

Bahulāśva: Well, then they want to say that if nature can’t be self-existing, how can God? id69

Prabhupāda: All right, nature is existing, but our proposition is that without father, how nature can give birth? If the woman is existing, the man must be existing. Just like in your country it is experienced that a girl has given birth to a child; nobody knows who is the father, but still, it is accepted that she was pregnanted by a man, that is… You cannot say. It may be missing, but you have to accept. Not that this girl is giving birth, child, without any union with a man. You cannot say that. id70

Bahulāśva: Sometimes they say, Śrīla Prabhupāda, that these examples are only valid because we’re people, and therefore we’re… id71

Prabhupāda: So you are people because you are nonsense. Say that “Because you are nonsense. Why do you say people? You do not have any common sense even, that a mother gives birth to a child without a father.” id72

Kṛṣṇadāsa: Actually, Prabhupāda, just one month ago I read a book in Swedish, and they actually say there’s three cases in Sweden where children were born without a father. id73

Prabhupāda: All right, let him satisfy there. But we have no such experience. We cannot accept his theory. He may be a single man to believe that. But no sane man will believe that. But we have got this answer. Kṛṣṇa says, mayādhyakṣeṇa prakṛtiḥ suyate sa-carācaram [Bg. 9.10]: “Prakṛtiḥ, nature, is working under My direction.” In the Brahma-saṁhitā: sṛṣṭi-sthiti-pralaya-sādhana-śaktir ekā chāyeva yasya bhuvana vibharti…, bhuvanāni durgā, icchānurūpam api yasya ca ceṣṭate sā govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi [Bs. 5.44]. Icchānurūpam. The nature is working under the direction of God, Govinda. id74

Bahulāśva: Now the scientists are studying the atom, Śrīla Prabhupāda, and they agree… id75

Prabhupāda: No, first of all let us know what they have done. What science they have done? They are proposing all nonsense theories, that nature is producing. So even if you accept nature as supreme, then you are subordinate. You are not independent. You are under… That also I explained. Pṛakrteḥ kriyamāṇāni guṇaiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ, ahaṅkāra vimu… [Bg. 3.27]. Why you are thinking independent? You are being carried away by the ear, pulling, “Come here.” You are thinking there is no birth, but there is birth. Every moment you are having a new life, new birth, by the… You can say, “I will not become old man,” but prakṛti will not allow you. You must become old man. You can say, “I will not die.” You must die. So you are so dependent. Even if you accept only prakṛti, no father, you are a fatherless child, that’s all right, but even the mother… You have to accept the authority of the mother. Where is your independence? You are thinking foolishly. id76

Dharmādhyakṣa: But that is why they are engaged in science, in order to master nature. They realize they are dependent. id77

Prabhupāda: That is another foolishness. That is another foolishness, and we fools shall be misled by these rascals. All future. “Yes, in future we shall do this. In future we shall do that.” Post-dated check. “I give you millions of dollars by check.” “It is six months after.” “Yes, you take it.” So who is the foolish man who will take, accept a post-dated check? A foolish man may be satisfied, “Now I have one million dollars.” That is another thing. id78

Dharmādhyakṣa: Check comes back stamped “Insufficient Funds.” id79

Prabhupāda: “No funds.” [laughter] id80

Bahulāśva: “Account closed.” id81

Prabhupāda: Yes. id82

Devotee: They’re always saying that the devotees are parasites. Everyone is always saying that the sādhus… id83

Prabhupāda: That we have already answered. Just the Rockefeller. He may be also called parasite. id84

Devotee: He is. id85

Prabhupāda: But he has got enough money to engage you to work for me. “You work; I enjoy.” Devotees are so clever that you collect money… Just like our Kṛṣṇadāsa collected money by doing hard work and gave me a check. Why shall I work? [laughter] I am so intelligent, I have created an organization—check is coming without my work. So who is intelligent? Why shall I work? id86

Bahulāśva: Better to just chant and dance. id87

Prabhupāda: Yes. id88

Bahulāśva: That is why they become mad, because they become envious that we are chanting and dancing; they are working very hard. id89

Kṛṣṇadāsa: They won’t join. id90

Prabhupāda: Yes, they asked in Los Angeles that “How is that? You do not work, and you are living so comfortably?” They are envious. And the greatest economist, Professor Marshall, he has said that if man gets money, automatically he will not work. That is the basic prin… Therefore they are creating daily new invention. id91

Brahmānanda: For more working. id92

Prabhupāda: Hah. They are creating, yearly, motorcar to allure them to work and purchase. That is the economic…, whole economic basis. id93

Dharmādhyakṣa: There’s a case in Africa when the British took over Africa, Śrīla Prabhupāda, that they had to charge the natives a tax, let’s say fifty dollars a year, and they would work… To make fifty dollars a year they would… [break] …transcending dualities. id94

Prabhupāda: First-class men. Our definition of God is, na tasya kāryaṁ kāraṇaṁ ca vidyate [Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad 6.8]. “He has nothing to do.” This is God. Na tasya karyaṁ kāraṇaṁ ca vidyate: “He has nothing to do.” He is simply enjoying, dancing with the gopīs, that’s all. Why He should go to work? Then what kind of God He is? Na tasya karyaṁ kāraṇaṁ ca vidyate. id95

Devotee: But He also says in Gītā that He works too. id96

Prabhupāda: Just to teach these rascals to work. Because here, without working, you cannot get your food. Therefore laziness condemned here in this material world. And in the spiritual world the Supreme Person is the most lazy person. [laughter] id97

Bahulāśva: Just like yesterday you told the reporters. When they asked why such a big cart, so you told them that God should have a big cart. id98

Prabhupāda: And where is this car? When God assumes the universal form, where is the car? You have no such car. So this car is the smallest car of all. He has got… When He showed His viśva-rūpa to Arjuna, so for that viśva-rūpa where is the car? You cannot do. id99

Devotee: When Kṛṣṇa is demonstrating work, He demonstrates in the form of Lord Viṣṇu, not in His pastimes in Vṛndāvana, but more in the form of Viṣṇu? Or how does He show? id100

Prabhupāda: In Vṛndāvana there is no work. Outside Vṛndāvana there is killing of the demons. When He came out of Vṛndāvana, He began His business by killing His uncle, that Kaṁsa. Then so many other demons came, one after another. He had to fight. Even He had to marry by fighting. id101

Bahulāśva: Kṣatriya marriage? id102

Prabhupāda: Yes. id103

Devotee: Even rākṣasa marriage. id104

Prabhupāda: Kṣatriya marriage… Without fighting, there is no kṣatriya marriage. For one prince, there were so many candidates. So they must fight between themselves and decide who is the hero. Then he will be allowed to marry. There was no such freedom, the princes[s] are loitering in the street, and you can take as many as you like. id105

Devotee: The price was blood, huh? id106

Prabhupāda: Yes. id107

Devotee: Plenty blood. id108

Prabhupāda: That is prince. They are not cheap, loitering street. Every father of the prince made some bet. Just like Arjuna got Draupadī. How difficult it was! There was a fish on the ceiling, and you cannot see in this way. You have to see… There is a water pot, and you have to pierce the eyes of the fish. Then you will get this prince[ss]. So many failure. It is not so easy job, see the eyes from the shadow, and in this way you have to pierce. It is not so easy job. id109

Bahulāśva: You can go this way, Śrīla Prabhupāda. id110

Prabhupāda: So the Satyabhāmā’s father, he made a bet that “I have got these bulls, one dozen bull, very strong. And the boy who will be able to break the horns of these bulls, I will offer my daughter to him.” So whole world will fail. You see, it is not so easy job. But Kṛṣṇa did it. That is Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is not that husband that he would pick out some cheap girl and make her pregnant and go away. [laughter] id111

Citsukhānanda: I think this was the case with the Swedish book. id112

Prabhupāda: Yes. [laughter] Kṛṣṇa married sixteen thousand wives, and each wife He gave big palaces made of marble, furniture ivory, and silk and gold, and then again He expanded Himself into sixteen thousand forms. Not that one wife is crying for sixteen thousand days. No. Ready [indistinct]. And that is Kṛṣṇa. That was also just to give them protection. When they were all kidnapped by Jarāsandha… No? Bhaumāsura. So when they were released, so asked them, “Go home.” So in India, if a girl is kidnapped and she lives outside home for three days, nobody will marry her. That system is still now. So they said that “You are asking to go home, but we will not be accepted.” “Then what do you want?” “Now You marry us.” “All right, come on.” [laughter] Wholesale, sixteen thousand wives. This is Kṛṣṇa. We are not captivated by Kṛṣṇa a Guru-ji Mahārāja. We know what is Kṛṣṇa. Then we accept He is God. He has proved Himself that He is God. Our Kṛṣṇa is not going to marry a society girl secretary. He is not so cheap. id113

Devotee: This Guru Maharaj-ji claims to be God, but he had to go to childbirth class to learn how to have one child. id114

Prabhupāda: You should not talk about him, these rascals. Na tasya kāryam kāraṇam ca vidyate, na tasya samaḥ adhikaś ca dṛśyate. This is the definition of God, that He has nothing to do personally. When Kṛṣṇa kills the demons outside Vṛndāvana, He is not original Kṛṣṇa; He is Vāsudeva. Vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti [Bg. 7.19]. When Kṛṣṇa is acting universally, that is Vāsudeva. Original Kṛṣṇa is always in Vṛndāvana. id115

Jayatīrtha: If the original Kṛṣṇa is always in Vṛndāvana, then why do the gopīs and Rādhārāṇī feel separation from Him? id116

Prabhupāda: That is here, in this material world. In the spiritual world Kṛṣṇa does not leave. id117

Jayatīrtha: Oh. id118

Prabhupāda: And even in the material world, Kṛṣṇa superficially has gone to Mathurā, but He has captured the heart of the gopīs. So He is not leaving. Gopīs are enjoying Kṛṣṇa by separation. [pause] That is Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s feeling, how He is appreciating Kṛṣṇa by separation. [pause] id119

Bahulāśva: Out here on the campus, Śrīla Prabhupāda, different people come with little carts, and they sell food things. id120

Prabhupāda: Food? id121

Bahulāśva: Food. They get a permit. We were thinking to have a little cart and sell Bengali sweets. id122

Prabhupāda: Yes. Bengali sweet selling is not our business. We should not waste in that way. Our business is how to make him Kṛṣṇa conscious. If we find such opportunity by selling Bengali sweets, then we can sell. Otherwise it is useless. You should always remember this. We are not for selling Bengali sweets or any such thing unless it is connected with preaching our Kṛṣṇa consciousness. You should remember it. id123

Citsukhānanda: Bengali sweets means Caitanya-caritāmṛta, different books of Caitanya-caritāmṛta. id124

Prabhupāda: Yes. Yes. Our…, what is his name? id125

Jayatīrtha: Citsukhānanda. id126

Prabhupāda: No, no. The boy who has taken sannyāsa, bookseller? id127

Devotees: Tripurāri Mahārāja. id128

Prabhupāda: Tripurāri. He does so. [chuckles] He will sell Bengali sweet, and he will say, “You will find the formula here.” So that his main business is to sell the Caitanya-caritāmṛta. Hare Kṛṣṇa. id129

Devotees: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda! Hari hari bol! Jaya Prabhupāda. [end] id130

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