AKD: Yesterday we came across 2 teenagers lying on the road. Both of them had crashed into each other. Both of them bleeding heavily one at the leg and the other near the forehead. They were unable to get up. From a distance we saw motorbikes passing by them, but not stopping to help.
We immediately rushed to help them. We parked their vehicles aside, and made them to lie in the side of the road. All this while many cars also passed, but none of them even bothered to stop. After sometime the residents of Nandini Layout staff quarters came out, and they started helping in terms of 'staring and talking' but also not doing anything really to actually help.
Only 1 Doctor finally came forward. We could not stay there for a long time as Mahesh had to leave to airport at 11:30 PM and it was already 11 PM. When we were leaving the ambulance was just to arrive and their wounds were bandaged. What amazed me in this whole incident is -- that people have lost all humanity.
I was stunned that so many people were passing by and not stopping to help. I feel animals are better at humanity than so-called human beings. In this connection Srila Prabhupada speaks: How humanity can be established unless there is the understanding of the Supreme Father, how there is question of, how this question of brotherhood can come in? Here Krsna says aham bija-pradah pita: [Bg. 14.4] "I am the seed-giving father." So you try to understand this, then humanity. You cannot manufacture some ideas of humanity, imperfect, because you are imperfect. Here is perfect idea. -- Room Conversation -- August 10, 1976, Tehran
[PADA: Yes, what amazes PADA editor is how so many "karmis" are friendly and helpful to us, whereas the people who want to see us die are most often "the devotees." Srila Prabhupada told us the same thing happened to him, he said he was in danger of being attacked, maybe even killed, by some of his devious God brothers, otherwise, he had no enemies. The so-called devotees need to also become more compassionate as well. ys pd]