Friday, March 27, 2020

Palette Knife Portrait of Srila Prabhupada (Video)

Dhananjaya Hospitalized with Virus

HG Dhananjaya prabhu, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and pioneer of the Krishna consciousness movement in many countries, has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with coronavirus symptoms. Please send Dhananjaya prabhu prayers for his well being and speedy recovery.

[PADA: Dhananjaya was one of the people who argued with PADA editor in 1978 when we said "His Divine Grace Srila Jayatirtha Tirthapada Maharaja" is not qualified to absorb sins like Jesus, because he is a conditioned soul. Dhananjaya argued with me -- that we have to follow the GBC's idea, and the GBC wants Jayatirtha (James Immel) to be worshiped on a Vyasa seat as the sum total of the demigods, as the rasika prabhu who is dancing with the gopis etc. so we have to follow them. 

OK that is basically a sahajiya cult, and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati thakur says "when our men become sahajiya, they will be more dangerous." And that is why hundreds of followers of Jayatirtha confronted me once -- and wanted to beat or kill me. And I was only saved at the last minute by a few people who defended me. And the only reason I was saved -- the few people who defended me had the guns, and the Jayatirtha people had none. 

Its easy even for the karmis to figure out that Bhagavan, Hansadutta, Jayatirtha, Satsvarupa, Harikesha, Kirtanananda and others were simply going bonkers, and ISKCON was thus descending into madness. A follower of Jayatirtha was arrested when he pulled out a gun at the Berkeley theater here, and said he wanted to take the star of the show out on a date. He later blamed the designer drugs for that, and there are so many other examples of the followers of Jayatirtha going off the rails. Indeed, there are many examples of how not only Jayatirtha and his fellow guru clan members, but many of their followers -- went totally bonkster insane, including the one who eventually chopped Jayatirtha's head off. 

What does ANY this have to do with the bona fide guru parampara from Krishna? 

Well nothing. So the good news is, I am right, folks like Jayatirtha should not EVER be worshiped as the acharya successors to God Almighty. The bad news is, Dhananjaya will have to explain all the mayhem he caused by supporting these types of conditioned souls as acharyas -- to Yamaraja. Dhananjaya does not have to answer me, fine, but he will have to answer in Yama's court -- why he thinks persons in a "guru chain": Engaged in illicit sex with men, women and children; Taking, selling and indeed widely distributing designer drugs; Orchestrating banning, beating, child molesting, lawsuits and assassinations of Vaishnavas are, were, or could have been, God's successors. 

Guess what? Srila Prabhupada says false gurus, and those who aid, assist, promote and support false gurus, are ALL destined for the most obnoxious regions. And its easy to see why, they create an obnoxious situation for the Vaishnavas, and really, for the whole world. And as far as we know Raghubir / aka Bhakti Chaitanya swami, another Jesus wanna-be, is a cousin of Dhananjaya. 

Of course there are also a number of people in Bellevue mental home situations who also think they are another Jesus. Its simply called madness, and anyone spreading this madness will be held accountable in the court of the higher authority. No one is allowed to take a Bellevue mental  home patient Jesus wanna-be, and make him the messiah of their religion, its forbidden. Its taking the religion down, and its taking all of the people in the religion on a one way voyage on the Titanic ship.

Yep, anyone who "chants their rounds" is another Jesus who can absorb sins, oooops, nope! Srila Prabhupada says us neophytes CANNOT take sins and if we try to artificially, we will fall down, get sick, and many of our contemporaries died prematurely. In sum, they will go down and "eventually become degraded" as the NOI says.

Again, we do not wish Dhananjaya good or ill, its in higher hands. However, SHASTRA SAYS anyone who promotes false gurus will have to go down and suffer for quite a long spell of time, that is what shastra says in so many instances. There are simply NO shastra examples which says conditioned souls can absorb sins like Jesus, its not found anywhere because Krishna never says such foolish things. 

Only fools say such things. And to make pretend the statements of these fools are also the statements of Krishna, is why these people are so badly condemned. They are trying to make Krishna look like a fool by having fools as His successors, and that is why the higher authority will push them down and for probably kalpas of time. Krishna is God. Making fools artificially into His successors will take one down to the lowest regions. Supporting a regime that is banning, beating, molesting, suing and killing the Lord's Vaishnavas takes one to the stone rollers on Yamaraja's planet, any questions?

So, all of the important pioneers of the illicit sex with men, women and children guru parampara will assemble later on, but they will not be in Vaikuntha, that's for sure.

ys pd]

Result of Dhananjaya's handiworks:

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Payasvini Dasi Reportedly in Ill Health

PADA: Anyone who has further details send to:


Please pray for our Godsister Her Grace Payasvini Devi Dasi who is actively making her transition from this world. Payasvini was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in New York, July, 1971.

Devoted Mother of three children, Bhakta, Vrnda and Vrindavan. A well loved ashram Mom and teacher who loved children and gave the best birthday parties! Payas was always instrumental in organizing get togethers, picnics and outings with the devotees. Always a devoted friend and well wisher. She will be missed by many.

Payasvini is being lovingly cared for by our godsister Karen Pharmer, Kriyashakti Devi Dasi, in New Dwaraka. May Srila Prabhupada guide her every step.

Please share your memories with Payasvini here!

[PADA: Best wishes to Payasvini and God speed.] 


“Payasvini means one who gives an abundance of milk.”

[Payasvini was into the drug scene but knew she had to make a change. She visited Siddhaswarupa Swami’s ashram in Haiku, Hawaii, where she heard from Teachings of Lord Caitanya.]

Payasvini: Prabhupada’s words in that book answered my dilemma of what I was supposed to be doing and helped me make a change. I went back to where I was staying, went to a nearby field to chant Hare Krishna, and the answer was there for me. Eventually I joined Siddhaswarupa and, ultimately, met Srila Prabhupada.

I saw Srila Prabhupada lecture at the Honolulu temple and was impressed with how graceful and gentle he was. Yet he could be strong in his preaching too.
He knew what we needed to hear and gave it to us–softly, then strongly, then softly.

He was trying to get us to pay attention to what he was saying. I saw him again in New York in July 1970. My room was upstairs, overlooking Henry Street, and when Prabhupada stepped out of his car and into the temple room, just seeing him and knowing I was going to have his association was magnetic.

Devotees had come to Brooklyn from all around the East Coast, and every day for a week, Prabhupada performed initiations. The temple room was full of devotees making japa malas with Tandy Imports beads.

I still have mine. Most devotees collected a little lakshmi and offered it to Prabhupada as a gift, but I was pregnant at the time, so I couldn’t collect and didn’t have any money to offer.

Instead, I got some scraps of silk from a pujari and made a bookmark about 4 inches wide and 7 inches long for Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam. When I was called to receive my beads and name, I laid the package with the bookmark on the steps of his vyāsāsana. He smiled at me, then gave me the name Payasvini Devi Dasi.

He chanted the first couple of lines of the Brahma-samhita: Cintamani-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vriksha-lakshavriteshu surabhir abhipalayantam, and said,

“Payasvini means one who gives an abundance of milk.”

I offered my obeisances and walked away, thinking, “I didn’t tell him what my gift is for, and he’ll never know.” I was concerned about that, but everybody was so busy it seemed insignificant to write him a message, so I let it go. About a year and a half later, my husband and I were in Pittsburgh when Srila Prabhupada was visiting.

While Prabhupada was out on his morning walk, I was tidying up his desk and saw my bookmark in his big Bhagavatam. He knew what my gift was for.
That was my most intimate exchange with Srila Prabhupada. Sitting on the vyāsāsana, Prabhupada always appeared regal and seemed to know everything.
Sometimes I’d be thinking something and the next thing he would say related to what I had been thinking.

I had to wonder how he knew everything like that, but he knew everything about us and accepted us as we were, and that was special. I’m happy that I’ve made it this far with him. I’m not as good as I should be, but I’m trying.


My CIA / FBI / Illuminati / Taxi Job / Food Stamps Income

Thanks for your question P Bhakti Dasa, "Why are some devotees saying you (PADA editor) are a sahajiya fringie? Others are claiming you work for the CIA or the Illuminati"?  

[PADA: This is really almost the same as the 1952 Detective Noir Novel we read in high school: -- A young woman is working as a dancer at a nightclub that is popular with the MAFIA gangsters. One fateful night she witnesses a MAFIA hit man who murders a patron there, but she does not want to talk to the police being fearful of the MAFIA. Hmmm, sounds like me not wanting to report the GBC's criminal empire, hee hee! 

The police finally convince her to testify against the mob in court. And of course the MAFIA lawyers attack her "profession and income" to discredit her testimony account. In other words, dangerous crooks and criminals will always use various forms of attack on the persons who testify against them. Hmmm, just like me! 

Later on, the nightclub dancer is getting death threats and harassment including mysterious phone calls. Same identical things happened to me, including threatening phone calls etc. A police man befriends the lady and offers to protect her, and the police here also befriended me and offered to protect me. And they did. Wow, my life has been almost identical to the life of this woman in the novel! Except, I did not end up kissing the policeman, hee hee.

So the ISKCON devotees have been worshiping deviants; Meanwhile many devotees are being banned, and some even beaten and assassinated; Children are getting molested left, right and center; The acharya complains of being poisoned etc. Meanwhile -- that is not even registering on our critics radar as a problem? In fact some folks have tried to make a petition to have us removed from the internet, so their MAFIA pals will not be challenged. 

What is the biggest problem? I forgot! I am a dancer in the nightclub? Hee hee! Ok its a smokescreen to keep the MAFIA and / or molester empire afloat. My job has zero anything to do with the issue at hand, just like the lady's dancing job has nothing to do with her issue at hand. 

Some of these people also said that I was sinful for "moving meat products", and prostitutes, drug dealers, and who knows what else -- in my San Francisco taxi job. OK but Jayananda was also driving in the same taxi job, and in the same city of San Francisco? So I am saying that children should not be molested, yet victimized children are not the important issue, rather Jayananda's having an alleged "sinful job" is the now important issue? Wow, one of Srila Prabhupada's dearmost servants Jayananda has to become a deviant for their idea to function?

Then some of them said I am getting a salary from Bangalore. OK but at least I am supposedly getting a salary from the people who promote Srila Prabhupada? And that means some of them are promoting the Radhanath lover's club folks -- like Bhakta das and Hari Sauri's writings -- for free? They are promoting the cheer leaders of the peophile samadhi's process, and doing it for free because the have a love and service attitude for that process. 

They are not even getting paid to promote that agenda? 

Did I forget to mention a nice newer devotee is agreeing, and telling PADA that all these recent bad news world wide events -- like forest fires, floods, locust attacks, plagues, earthquakes, incessant wars and so on -- are a direct result of -- things like burying pedophiles in samadhi in the dham? Krishna is going to punish the whole village for the sins of one man, as shastra says can happen? Its amazing to me how this much younger guy can figure all this out, while a lot of our contemporary seniors are baffled by all this. 

And if the FBI / CIA are paying me, why would they simply sit back and only pay someone to make written protests of crimes? Why wouldn't they just go in and arrest the people who are orchestrating that criminal regime? 

Meanwhile, there is no actual proof positive / verified documented evidence that I am getting a salary from either the CIA / FBI / Bangalore / Illuminati or etc.? 

And the reason I am getting salary from a taxi job, or food stamps, or whatever it is, its because these PADA critic friends of mine are not funding the opposition to the GBC either. They are simply upset that the GBC has any opposition at all, funded by however it is being funded. Even the nightclub dancing girl is getting a salary from there -- because no one else is bothering to support her otherwise. 

So we have to be practical, and lets face it, most devotee are not. They think that my funding should fall out of the sky by golden chariot delivery -- or who knows what. And Krishna will fix everything that is wrong in ISKCON, because He is their personal fix-it handyman servant. OK how is that working out for these folks? Krishna is my personal handyman janitor? Maybe not!

So yes, we had to get a salary elsewhere because no one wanted to fund our program, or fund another or better dissenting program. That means the taxi driver company gets the credit for supporting our effort of trying to re-establish the acharya, before these folks will ever get any credit.

Other people were neither volunteering to make a better newsletter than PADA, or even any newsletters at all. So PADA ended up being in the middle of the whole mess, just like the dancing lady who was a witness to the shooting, she got the job of witness against the mob by default. 

As far as conspiracies, yes there are many layers, and there has been a heavy conspiracy afoot.  

1) Inner core deviants of GBC involved in a poison complaint from Srila  Prabhupada. These are the seeds of the "takeover."

2) Then, many other GBC leaders conspired with the core deviants to make 11 of their people into gurus by claiming there was a "guru appointment."

3) Then, the GBC annointed BR Sridhara Maharaja as the senior advisor of the GBC, because he was advocating that the 11 are in fact diksha gurus. Sridhara Maharaja said "none should protest" the 11 gurus, and he began ghost writing their position papers. He was even saying that acharyas "go mad after money, women and followers," and that was just the formula a lot of people were looking for to start making conditioned souls into gurus.

Then a huge group of ISKCON leaders like Tripurari swami, Pancadravida,  Hansadutta, Jayatirtha, Jagat guru swami, Sudhir Krishna swami, B. Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. (Princeton), Paramadvaita swami, and many others all ran off to join with Sridhara Maharaja's idea that acharyas are often fallen deviants. And worse, the falling down and deviants class will vote in another wave of gurus. So they joined the conspiracy to make acharyas into conditioned souls. 

And so they all ganged up with the GBC to oppose our idea that acharyas must be pure devotees, and especially, deviants need not apply for that post. Then Narayan Maharaja joined with Tamal and the other conditioned soul guru exponents and so on. 

4) We have even had people claiming to be Prabhupadanugas claiming that the crimes listed on PADA are "PADA lies" and we need to listen to GBC defenders like Bhakta das and Hari Sauri. So they are also working with the original conspiracy idea to suppress the nightclub dancer from testifying against the MAFIA. In any case, we are quite confident that our efforts are working, because simply stated, there are at this point too many people who agree with us on these issues. 

So this happens all the time, there are criminals, then someone wants to testify against the criminals, and they are suppressed. And that is why there are people making complaints about our income sources, and so many other things, they want to suppress testimony against the criminals to enable, empower and encourage criminal activity, which they have been doing all along since 1977. So they had their party time, but their party is gradually coming to an end. 

Our young friend also pointed out that right now ISKCON is shut down, and that is how Krishna is showing them He does not appreciate their worship of illicit sex deviants as His successors project, He is giving them a lesson. Hopefully they will start to learn from these lessons. My young friend simply cannot understand why, after all these problems, they still think they are resident of Krishna loka gurus.

Anyway, I am glad to have been like the nightclub dancer who testified against the Mob. It was a bumpy ride, but no one could say it was boring, it created a very interesting situation where I learned a lot. So this was Krishna's way of teaching me these things. He wanted me to know about these topics, and He put me into His classroom and gave me all sorts of object lessons on the topic.

ys pd]    

PS: Doctors in India are getting discriminated against, same process, blame and attack the messenger. 

Jvalamukhi dasi on "Purely Prabhupada" Video

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Vedic Concepts of Time

PADA: Hopefully this is accurate.

Mahavishnu swami Has Dengue Fever

PADA: Mahavishnu swami is another clown prankster joker "sannyasa disciple" of Jayapataka swami. So he is on board with the idea that conditioned souls can absorb sins like Jesus. And while ISKCON children were complaining of not getting sufficient foodstuffs, these guys were eating giant feasts. So they were into absorbing sins and absorbing all the food meant to feed the children. Or what? And Bhakti Vikas swami is another sannyasa disciple of this program. 

His Grace Walrus-pada. 

It always amazed us at PADA at how these type guys are always walking around joking and laughing as the devotees are being banned, beaten, molested, sued and assassinated. They think spreading all these problems is some sort of party time celebration. 

ISKCON Sridhara swami was another one of these guys, the so-called jolly swami, laughing his socks off as their program is creating immense suffering for others. Anyway, now Mahavishnu swami has a severe illness. We really don't wish these folks either good or ill, its not our job to do either, but it does seem like karma is catching up to their process more and more. ys pd

What to do about death? (SP Video)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

ISKCON GBC's Report Card: Failed!

PADA: Every day another person says, "Hey, PADA is 100 percent right on ALL of these issues"! True dat! Better late than never.

One more woken up person will create and inspire yet another to wake up -- and so on and so forth. Our prediction all along since 1978 was (and is) eventually, Srila Prabhupada will be re-established as the acharya. 

Time is on our side. Agreed, its been a little slow -- like squeezing toothpaste out of the tube -- a little here and little there, but its steadily moving along. That is why the tortoise won the race against the rabbit, he just kept going.  

Had an interesting video chat with a young mother from Eastern Europe. She agrees that for the most part -- PADA's opponents are still in bed with the false guru process, they are compromised. I told her -- even the average Christian is on my side because they all understand that deviants cannot be God's successors, gurus and acharyas. Therefore a Church group is posting our stuff on their web site's bulletin board.   

She also says Hanuman Croatia is very foolish to think any average temple resident can take the post of parampara acharya, and become another Srila Prabhupada, Vasudeva Datta etc. and absorb sins like Jesus. She says he is still in bed with the false guru program as well. 

Anway, she will teach all this to her kids, thus more woke up people will emerge from the ashes gradually. She also pointed out that the real reason PADA (and her) have such vociferous bully boy opponents: they still would rather have people worship their false guru program than Srila Prabhupada because they are against having people go back to God, they want people to rot here. Well yup. ys pd

Vrndavana Closed / Devotees Stranded

[PADA: All of the temples in Vrndavana are now officially closed until at least March 31st. Some devotees have reported being in India now travelling as pilgrims, visiting various holy sites. However local travel has been suspended in many areas. Some are thus now stuck "sheltering in place" where they are, and not allowed to travel, or even allowed outside where they are staying except for emergency food purchases. 

This is a serious situation and its clearly evident that the entire world is now suffering a reaction for allowing all of the mass wholesale suffering, slaughter and consumption of bats, rats, cats, dogs, pigs, cows, snakes, various rodents and other creatures. Now the humans will have to suffer, its inevitable karma chakra. 

Anyway, we hope these Vrndavana temples will not suffer too badly and they will get back to having people come to see Krishna as soon as practically possible. At the same time, burying a pedophile, and then burying a porno swami in samadhi in the dham is not a good process, and there will no doubt be reactions for such sinful behaviors.

Meanwhile, the WHO says India is the key place for containing the Virus, because if India does not contain it, it will become almost impossible to contain due to the massive size of the population there. Lets see how it all progresses and hope for the best, but from my experience, India is a tough place to get anything organized. In any case, the karma chakra always rolls on. We cannot avoid it, we just have to surrender to the Big Boss, the person Who is rotating the chakra. ys pd]

PS: If anyone wants to send update reports from India, send to: 


Monday, March 23, 2020

Food For All London (Update)

[PADA: Just hoping they are offering all this bhogha to the pure devotee. Other than that, we hope these "Food For All" devotees don't get seriously ill while out there making this public service. Good luck to all. 

Seeing some big public festivals still being held in various India programs, not really a good idea at the present time? Anyway, distributing plates of food is probably the best advertising the Krishna religion has got in the past decades anywhere. That pretty much means all the other programs have diminished or failed. 

Bangalore is a good example of a program that is creating good PR for Krishna by feeding students. Everyone seems to like it, big Bollywood people, general public, top government leaders, and of course the students. Not sure why people tell me giving Krishna a good name is -- a bad idea?  

ys pd]  

Hare Krishna Festivals UK  


Tens of thousands of people will struggle for food in London over the next 2 weeks! Food for All is increasing it's prasadam distribution level to 20,000 meals per day across the capital from March 30th!!

If you can help with the effort, contact Parasuram Prabhu (details below). "We are requesting everyone to chant the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra and take prasādam. When you are tired of chanting, the prasādam is ready. Immediately you can take prasādam.

And if you dance, then all of the bodily exercise is Kṛṣṇized, and all of the attempts of the yoga processes are attained by this simple process. So chant, dance, take prasādam. Even if you do not hear at first this philosophy, it will act, and you will be elevated to the highest platform of perfection." - Srila Prabhupada, 1969

Listen to Srimad Bhagavatam (Audio)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Tripurari Swami (Tom Beaudry) Heart Attack

PADA: Tripurari swami (Tom Beaudry) had an apparent heart attack and was given an operation (to place in a stent?). Apparently the operation was a success and he is recovering. However, another guy who evidently claims he is a diksha guru -- someone like Vasudeva Datta or Jesus, or Srila Prabhupada. And the diksha guru is one who can absorb other's sins.  

Not so fast pilgrims! 

All of the 11 GBC "gurus" encouraged by Tripurari's guru (Sridhara Maharaja) in 1978 either got sick, fell down, or died prematurely. OK Jayatirtha got his head whacked off, allegedly for having illicit sex with the wife of a follower. And then again Sridhara Maharaja encouraged all sorts of conditioned souls to be gurus after 1936, same things happened -- they took sins, got sick, fell down, created scandals, then there were beatings and murders of dissenters, and so on. 

Yes, now Sridhara Maharaja's "acharyas" are being
buried in samadhi in the dham.
These people are experts at creating delusions of grandeur.

Ok these guys are the chief architects of the process of false gurus and subsequent banning, beating, molesting, lawsuits and murders. Just what ISKCON needs! 

Rather oddly, when a friend of ours told Tripurari swami that we should worship Srila Prabhupada as the guru and not these conditioned beings, he said "we cannot burden Srila Prabhupada." OK so we should not worship the pure devotee and Krishna because -- that is a burden? Wait! All these false gurus endorsed by Sridhara Maharaja and Tripurari etc. kept creating scandals and that is making a HUGE burden for devotees and the whole earth.  

In fact they created such a burden that the 1936 Gaudiya Matha started banning people left, right and center, and it gradually turned into a ghost town. Same events took place in ISKCON -- after Sridhara Maharaja rubber stamped the 11. So there is no evidence that these conditioned souls can absorb the sins of others, rather the evidence is they keep getting sick, falling down, and dying prematurely, and / or getting strokes, heart attacks, cancer ad infinitum. 

Yes as a matter of fact, I can absorb sins like Jesus. Any questions? And then people wonder why we come down so much on Sridhara Maharaja folks, Narayan Maharaja folks, Gaura Govinda Maharaja folks, Bhakta das, Hanuman Croatia etc. -- its because they are persons encouraging neophytes to take the post of diksha guru and absorb sins. Its not possible for a neophyte to take that post, plain and simple. 

Anyway, good luck Maharaja! 

Srila Prabhupada says false gurus, and the people who support false guru systems, are destined for the most obnoxious regions. Clearly this is one of the reasons they go to the most obnoxious regions, they declare that worship of the pure devotee is false, wrong, or a burden for the pure devotee and Krishna, so lets make the worship of conditioned souls, which created hell on earth for the devotees. And lets tell people we can absorb their sins, because we don't want to make a burden for the earth of having people worship pure devotees!

Did I forget to mention, that many of the rank and file, and ex-gurukula children complain to us that these elite jet-set gurus always seem to have top notch buildings, servants, Cadillacs and Volvos, and unlimited medical care, while we peons get -- zilch, zip and nada. That is why Srila Prabhupada calls this a "guru business," and he says when their guru business is over, they fall to the most obnoxious regions of the universe. OK not wishing ill on anyone here, but shastra is what it is. 

ys pd     

The Universe: Part of a Giant Brain? (Panpyschism)

PADA: Yes, as a matter of fact, the universe is part of a giant brain. ys pd

Srila Prabhupada: About Epidemics in Human Society


From: Yasoda Nandana Prabhu 

Bribery, cheating, aggression and, therefore, famine, epidemic, war and similar other disturbing features become prominent in human society

yadā hy adharmeṇa tamo-dhiyo nṛpā
jīvanti tatraiṣa hi sattvataḥ kila
dhatte bhagaṁ satyam ṛtaṁ dayāṁ yaśo
bhavāya rūpāṇi dadhad yuge yuge


Whenever there are kings and administrators living like animals in the lowest modes of existence, the Lord in His transcendental form manifests His supreme power, the Truth Positive, shows special mercy to the faithful, performs wonderful activities and manifests various transcendental forms as is necessary in different periods and ages.


As mentioned above, the cosmic creation is the property of the Supreme Lord. This is the basic philosophy of Īśopaniṣad: everything is the property of the Supreme Being. No one should encroach upon the property of the Supreme Lord. One should accept only what is kindly awarded by Him. Therefore, the earth or any other planet or universe is the absolute property of the Lord. The living beings are certainly His parts and parcels, or sons, and thus every one of them has a right to live at the mercy of the Lord to execute his prescribed work. 

No one, therefore, can encroach upon the right of another individual man or animal without being so sanctioned by the Lord. The king or the administrator is the representative of the Lord to look after the management of the Lord's will. He must therefore be a recognized person like Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira or Parīkṣit. Such kings have full responsibility and knowledge from authorities about the administration of the world. But at times, due to the influence of the ignorance mode of material nature (tamo-guṇa), the lowest of the material modes, kings and administrators come into power without knowledge and responsibility, and such foolish administrators live like animals for the sake of their own personal interest. 

The result is that the whole atmosphere becomes surcharged with anarchy and vicious elements. Nepotism, bribery, cheating, aggression and, therefore, famine, epidemic, war and similar other disturbing features become prominent in human society. And the devotees of the Lord or the faithful are persecuted by all means. All these symptoms indicate the time of an incarnation of the Lord to reestablish the principles of religion and to vanquish the mal-administrators. This is also confirmed in the Bhagavad-gītā.

The Lord then appears in His transcendental form without any tinge of material qualities. He descends just to keep the state of His creation in a normal condition. The normal condition is that the Lord has provided each and every planet with all the needs of the native living beings. They can happily live and execute their predestined occupations to attain salvation at the end, following the rules and regulations mentioned in the revealed scriptures. 

The material world is created to satisfy the whims of the nitya-baddha, or everlasting conditioned souls, just as naughty boys are provided with playing cradles. Otherwise, there was no need of the material world. But when they become intoxicated with the power of material science to exploit the resources unlawfully without the sanction of the Lord, and that also only for sense gratification, there is necessity of the Lord's incarnation to chastise the rebellious and to protect the faithful.

When He descends, He exhibits superhuman acts just to prove His supreme right, and materialists like Rāvaṇa, Hiraṇyakaśipu and Kaṁsa are sufficiently punished. He acts in a manner which no one can imitate. For example, the Lord, when He appeared as Rāma, bridged the Indian Ocean. When He appeared as Kṛṣṇa, from His very childhood He showed superhuman activities by killing Pūtanā, Aghāsura, Śakaṭāsura, Kāliya, etc., and then His maternal uncle Kaṁsa. 

When He was at Dvārakā He married 16,108 queens, and all of them were blessed with a sufficient number of children. The sum total of His personal family members amounted to about 100,000, popularly known as the Yadu-vaṁśa. And again, during His lifetime, He managed to vanquish them all. He is famous as the Govardhana-dhārī Hari because He lifted at the age of only seven the hill known as Govardhana. The Lord killed many undesirable kings in His time, and as a kṣatriya He fought chivalrously. 

He is famous as the asamaurdhva, unparalleled. No one is equal to or greater than Him. 

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When there is an epidemic disease, an antiseptic vaccine protects a person from the attack of such an epidemic

Śrīla Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa, a great commentator on the Bhagavad-gītā, writes as follows: ye indrādy-aṅga-tayāvasthitaṁ yajñaṁ sarveśvaraṁ viṣṇum abhyarccya taccheṣam aśnanti tena taddeha-yāntrāṁ sampādayanti te santaḥ sarveśvarasya bhaktāḥ sarva-kilviṣair anādi-kāla-vivṛddhair ātmānubhava- pratibandhakair nikhilaiḥ pāpair vimucyante. 

The Supreme Lord, who is known as the yajña-puruṣaḥ, or the personal beneficiary of all sacrifices, is the master of all demigods who serve Him as the different limbs of the body serve the whole. Demigods like Indra, Candra, Varuṇa, etc., are appointed officers who manage material affairs, and the Vedas direct sacrifices to satisfy these demigods so that they may be pleased to supply air, light and water sufficiently to produce food grains. When Lord Kṛṣṇa is worshiped, the demigods, who are different limbs of the Lord, are also automatically worshiped; therefore, there is no separate need to worship the demigods.

For this reason, the devotees of the Lord, who are in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, offer food to Kṛṣṇa and then eat—a process which nourishes the body spiritually. By such action not only are past sinful reactions in the body vanquished, but the body becomes immunized to all contamination of material nature. When there is an epidemic disease, an antiseptic vaccine protects a person from the attack of such an epidemic. Similarly, food offered to Lord Viṣṇu and then taken by us makes us sufficiently resistant to material affection, and one who is accustomed to this practice is called a devotee of the Lord. 

Therefore, a person in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, who eats only food offered to Kṛṣṇa, can counteract all reactions of past material infections, which are impediments to the progress of self-realization. On the other hand, one who does not do so continues to increase the volume of sinful action, and this prepares the next body to resemble hogs and dogs, to suffer the resultant reactions of all sins. The material world is full of contaminations, and one who is immunized by accepting prasādam of the Lord (food offered to Viṣṇu) is saved from the attack, whereas one who does not do so becomes subjected to contamination.

Food grains or vegetables are factually eatables. The human being eats different kinds of food grains, vegetables, fruits, etc., and the animals eat the refuse of the food grains and vegetables, grass, plants, etc. Human beings who are accustomed to eating meat and flesh must also depend on the production of vegetation in order to eat the animals. Therefore, ultimately, we have to depend on the production of the field and not on the production of big factories. 

The field production is due to sufficient rain from the sky, and such rains are controlled by demigods like Indra, sun, moon, etc., and they are all servants of the Lord. The Lord can be satisfied by sacrifices; therefore, one who cannot perform them will find himself in scarcity—that is the law of nature. Yajña, specifically the saṅkīrtana-yajña prescribed for this age, must therefore be performed to save us at least from scarcity of food supply. 

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By the celestial influence of the stars there are many calamities like excessive heat, cold, rains or no rains, and the after-effects are famine, disease and epidemic.

paśyotpātān nara-vyāghra
divyān bhaumān sadaihikān
dāruṇān śaṁsato 'dūrād
bhayaṁ no buddhi-mohanam


Just see, O man with a tiger's strength, how many miseries due to celestial influences, earthly reactions and bodily pains-all very dangerous in themselves-are foreboding danger in the near future by deluding our intelligence.


Material advancement of civilization means advancement of the reactions of the threefold miseries due to celestial influence, earthly reactions and bodily or mental pains. By the celestial influence of the stars there are many calamities like excessive heat, cold, rains or no rains, and the after-effects are famine, disease and epidemic. 

The aggregate result is agony of the body and the mind. Man-made material science cannot do anything to counteract these threefold miseries. They are all punishments from the superior energy of māyā under the direction of the Supreme Lord. Therefore, our constant touch with the Lord by devotional service can give us relief without our being disturbed in the discharge of our human duties. 

The asuras, however, who do not believe in the existence of God, make their own plans to counteract all these threefold miseries, and so they meet with failures every time. The Bhagavad-gītā (7.14) clearly states that the reaction of material energy is never to be conquered, because of the binding effects of the three modes. They can simply be overcome by one who surrenders fully in devotion under the lotus feet of the Lord. Link to this page:

Whenever there is overpopulation, there must be an outbreak of war, epidemic, famine, or the like to curb it. These natural activities do not take place by chance but are planned. Anyone who says they are a matter of chance has insufficient knowledge.

Devotee: No one. Modern evolutionists ultimately base their theory on the existence of chance variations.

Śrīla Prabhupāda: That is nonsense. There is no such thing as chance. If they say “chance,” then they are nonsense. Our question remains. Who has created the different circumstances for the existence of different kinds of animals?

Devotee: For example, a frog may lay thousands of eggs, but out of all of them only a few may survive to adulthood. Those who do are more fit than the others. If the environment did not favorably select the fittest, then too many frogs—

Śrīla Prabhupāda: Yes, frogs and many other animals lay eggs by the hundreds. A snake gives birth to scores of snakes at a time, and if all were allowed to exist, there would be a great disturbance. 

Therefore, big snakes devour the small snakes. That is nature’s law. But behind nature’s law is a brain. That is our proposition. Nature’s law is not blind, for behind it there is a brain, and that brain is God. We learn this from the Bhagavad-gītā [9.10]: mayādhyakṣeṇa prakṛtiḥ sūyate sa-carācaram. Whatever is taking place in material nature is being directed by the Supreme Lord, who maintains everything in order. 

So, the snake lays eggs by the score, and if many were not killed, the world would be overwhelmed by snakes. Similarly, male tigers kill the cubs. The economic theory of Malthus states that whenever there is overpopulation, there must be an outbreak of war, epidemic, famine, or the like to curb it. These natural activities do not take place by chance but are planned. Anyone who says they are a matter of chance has insufficient knowledge.

Devotee: But Darwin has a huge amount of evidence—

Śrīla Prabhupāda: Evidence? That is all right. We also have got evidence. Evidence must be there. But as soon as there is evidence, there should be no talk of “chance.”

Devotee: For example, out of millions of frogs, one may happen to be better adapted to living in the water.

Śrīla Prabhupāda: But that is not by chance! That is by plan! He doesn’t know that. As soon as one says “chance,” it means his knowledge is imperfect. A man says “chance” when he cannot explain. It is evasive. So the conclusion is that he is without perfect knowledge and therefore unfit for giving any knowledge. He is cheating, that’s all. 


Kṛṣṇa consciousness is the antiseptic measure. Suppose there is some epidemic in the city, and one has taken the antiseptic vaccine of measure. He's not affected. Similarly, this Kṛṣṇa consciousness is the antiseptic method to become free from the contamination of this material world. So lipyate na sa pāpena. He's not affected by the counteraction or contamination of this material world.

kāyena manasā buddhyā
kevalair indriyair api
yoginaḥ karma kurvanti
saṅgaṁ tyaktvātma-śuddhaye
[Bg. 5.11]

Ātma-śuddhaye yoginaḥ. Those who are yogis. Yogi means those who are in connection with the Supreme. They are called yogis. So kāyena. Kāyena means by body. Manasā. Manasā means by mind. Buddhyā. Buddhyā means by intelligence. Kevalair indriyair api. And with the senses. Yoginaḥ karma kurvanti. They work. It appears just like they are doing like ordinary man, but saṅgaṁ tyaktvā ātma-śuddhaye. Saṅgaṁ tyaktvātma... He has no connection. He has no connection. Just like a bank cashier. 

He is sitting on the cash counter, and millions of dollars are coming to him, but he has no connection with it. Ātma-śuddhaye. Because he is yoga-yukta. He knows that "I am different from this money." He's all right. So by Kṛṣṇa consciousness, one who is a yogi, yogi... Yoginaḥ karma kurvanti saṅgaṁ tyaktvātma-śuddhaye. Ātma-śuddhaye. Karma. They work for ātma-śuddhi. 


It is said: bhārāvatāraṇāyānye bhuvo nāva ivodadhau. Bhuva, this world becomes overburdened. Overburdened. As soon it becomes overburdened, there must be a war, pestilence, famine, epidemic and finish

Prabhupāda: So Kuntīdevī is describing different statements of different persons why Kṛṣṇa appeared. Somebody says that He appeared on the request of Devakī and Vasudeva. Somebody says He appeared on the request of Brahmā.

So there is bhūri-bhara, bhūri-bhara. It is said: bhārāvatāraṇāyānye bhuvo nāva ivodadhau. Bhuva, this world becomes overburdened. Overburdened. As soon it becomes overburdened, there must be a war, pestilence, famine, epidemic and finish. This is natural. Overburdened. Nature's law. This is called... In economics there is some law. So why the world becomes overburdened? The earth planet... Not only earth planet. There are many millions of other planets also. They are bearing big, big mountains, big, big oceans. Why it becomes overburdened?

Yes. First of all, you have to consider how this planet is floating in the air. It is floating in the air as it is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā, gām āviśya [Bg. 15.13]. Because Kṛṣṇa enters within this... Kṛṣṇa. Just like He enters within the atom. So, He's the spirit, Supreme Spirit. So, because the Supreme Spirit is within, therefore it is floating. Not that weightlessness. Weight is there, very heavy weight. Just like you can test. This body will float in the water so long you are living. And as soon as the spirit soul goes, then immediately the body goes down. The law of gravity acts. The so-called law of gravity. This is an example. A child, so long it is living you can take in one hand. But as soon as the child is dead, it becomes heavier. That is natural.

So, everything is lighter as soon as it is spiritually advanced or there is spirit. Similarly, when we'll be spiritually advanced, then there will be no impediment. Now we cannot fly in the air, but when you are free from this body, your spirit soul, within a second you can go to the Vaikuṇṭhaloka. It is so light. Within a second. Tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti [Bg. 4.9]. Link to this page:…/8/34/los_angeles/april/26/1973

So, the plague subsided. This is a fact. Everyone who knows history of Calcutta, the plague was subsided by saṅkīrtana movement.

How nature can be controlled? Mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti te [Bg. 7.14]. This is the law of nature. If you become disobedient to God, then prakṛti or nature will give you trouble in so many ways. And as soon as you become submissive, surrender to Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, there will be no more natural disturbances. I have heard in 1900, 1898—I was born in 1896—so I have heard, I have seen also, I remember, in Calcutta there was a very virulent type of plague epidemic in 1898. 

So Calcutta became devastated. All people practically left Calcutta. Daily hundreds and hundreds of people were dying. I was one year old or one-and-a-half-year-old. I have seen what was happening, but there was plague epidemic. That I did not know. I, later on, I heard from my parents. So one bābājī, he organized saṅkīrtana, Hare Kṛṣṇa saṅkīrtana. When there was no other way, so he organized saṅkīrtana all over Calcutta. And in the, in saṅkīrtana, all people, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Parsi, everyone joined. 

And they were coming, they were going road to road, street to street, entering in every house. So that Mahatma Gandhi Road, 151, you have seen. The saṅkīrtana party we received very nicely. There was light, and I was very small, I was also dancing, I can remember. Just like our small children sometimes dances. I remember. I could see only up to the knees of the persons who were joined. So, the plague subsided. This is a fact. Everyone who knows history of Calcutta, the plague was subsided by saṅkīrtana movement. Link to this page:…/…/1/10/5/mayapura/june/20/1973

Just try to understand. If there is an epidemic, infection, so in that condition, first of all what is the necessity? First thing is to disinfect the epidemic

Śaunaka Ṛṣi inquired: Why did Mahārāja Parīkṣit simply punish him, since he was the lowest of the śūdras, having dressed as a king and having struck a cow with his leg? Please describe all these incidences as they relate to the topics of Lord Kṛṣṇa." [SB 1.16.5]

Prabhupāda: So here is..., the basic principle is yadi kṛṣṇa-kathāśrayam. Devotees are interested to discuss something if it is helping us how we can become more and more attached to Kṛṣṇa. That is the... Otherwise, we are not interested in the matter of general principles of morality, social culture, ethics. They are required, but because this material world means it is a contaminated world, infected world. 

So, here in this material world so-called morality or immorality is the same because it is infected. Just try to understand. If there is an epidemic, infection, so in that condition, first of all what is the necessity? First thing is to disinfect the epidemic. In the infected area you cannot derive any benefit by discussing morality or immorality. The man is dying out of infection. So to a immediately dying person, who is sure to die due to infection, what is the use of giving him instruction of morality or immorality? He's going to die. Link to this page:…/16/5/los_ange…/january/02/1974

That is Malthus's theory also, that as soon as there is overpopulation, there must be something disturbance, war, pestilence, epidemic, and finished, finished

What is that crisis? Power crisis? Energy crisis. So, crisis must be there. Otherwise, if you live peacefully, even within so many crisis, war, and fighting, we are thinking this world is very nice. In spite of all these difficulties. Especially in the Western countries, every ten years there is a war. First World War, Second World War. Before that, Hundred Years War, Seven Years War, Trafalgar's war, Waterloo war. War, war, war. There cannot be any peaceful life, because everyone is rogue and rascal, so there must be war. There must be punishment by nature. As soon as there is overpopulation...

That is Malthus's theory also, that as soon as there is overpopulation, there must be something disturbance, war, pestilence, epidemic, and finished, finished. The extra population, unnecessary. Varṇa-saṅkara. They are called varṇa-saṅkara. Varṇa-saṅkara... Because by nature there must be brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya, śūdra, by nature. 

That should be organized. Head is head, tail is tail, not that head, tail, everything is one. That is called varṇa-saṅkara. Kṛṣṇa, Arjuna has argued that if the family members... If the woman becomes widow, then there will be varṇa-saṅkara population. Varṇa-saṅkara population means a population who cannot say who is his father. That is varṇa-saṅkara. Or which caste does he belong, what is his father, what is his family. No, nothing, no information. That is called varṇa-saṅkara. So when the varṇa-saṅkara population increases, then the whole world becomes hell.

So, in order to save the world to become hellish, the king was so alert. That is also bhakti. Because the whole natural plan is to come back to home, back to Godhead. This is nature's plan. Daivī hy eṣā guṇamayī mama māyā duratyayā [Bg. 7.14]. Just like the police department. What is the meaning of police department? Why government spends so much money for police department? Just to keep law and order. 

There must be. As soon as there is disobedience of law and order, immediately police department must go and punish and arrest. We can experience these things. Similarly, by God's side, there is such department, police department. That is māyā, Durgādevī. Durgādevī, you have seen. Most of you might not have seen Durgādevī's picture, with trident, trident in the hand. The asura is being attacked by the trident. So, this trident means threefold miseries. You have seen the picture, mother, goddess Durgā is piercing the trident just here on the heart. This trident means threefold miseries: adhyātmika, adhibhautika, adhidaivika. I have several times explained: pertaining to the body and mind, pertaining to the other living entities, adhibhautika, adhidaivika, pertaining to the nature's disturbance. Link to this page:…/12/los_angeles/january/09/1974

If there is a war, millions of people can be killed. If there is epidemic, millions of men can be killed.

Active means especially in killing the demons. But such demons could be killed without the presence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If there is little earthquake, millions of demons can be killed. It is not very difficult job. If the Pacific Ocean over floods this city, millions of people can be killed. If there is a war, millions of people can be killed. If there is epidemic, millions of men can be killed. So, killing the demons, for that purpose He does not come, Kṛṣṇa. Rather, Kṛṣṇa's many agents, they can kill such demons without any difficulty. 

But He comes, paritrāṇāya sādhūnām. [Bg. 4.8] Just like Lord Nṛsiṁha appeared not to kill the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu. He could be killed otherwise. But He appeared for Prahlāda. Prahlāda Mahārāja, he was being so much teased and so much tortured. He could not tolerate it. So, he wanted to show His devotee that "I shall kill your torturer before you." That is the purpose. So, He did not appear for killing Hiraṇyakaśipu. He appeared to give encouragement to Prahlāda Mahārāja.

As He says, kaunteya pratijānīhi na me bhaktaḥ praṇaśyati [Bg. 9.31]. He asked Arjuna to declare, "My dear Arjuna, you declare that My devotee will never be vanquished." So therefore, He comes. So, these are the understanding of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in toto. So if we discuss about kṛṣṇa-kathā, the words of Kṛṣṇa... There are two books, words of Kṛṣṇa. One, Bhagavad-gītā. Every Vedic literature is kṛṣṇa-kathā, but these two books especially, kṛṣṇa-kathā. Bhagavad-gītā, Kṛṣṇa is directly speaking, and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, directly speaking about Kṛṣṇa. 

Both of them are kṛṣṇa-kathā. So therefore here it is said that uttama-śloka-vārtayā. Vārtā means message, words. So, if we pass our time simply by reading and talking about Kṛṣṇa, then the sun will not be able to take away our life. This is the secret. If you want to become immortal, then you always be engaged in kṛṣṇa-kathā. Always, twenty-four hours, always think of Kṛṣṇa. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

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Just like in epidemic condition where every people is being contaminated and dying, still, the doctors appointed by the government, they have to go into the epidemic area and try to treat the person and save them. Our duty is like that. The whole atmosphere is epidemic, whole atmosphere, this Kali-yuga

So we have to be very careful. The age is very bad, the Kali-yuga. You are experiencing. We have to simply take shelter of Kṛṣṇa and always cry,

kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, he!
kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, he!
kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, rakṣa mām!
kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, pāhi mām!
kṛṣṇa, keśava, kṛṣṇa, keśava, kṛṣṇa, keśava, rakṣa mām!
rāma rāghava, rāma rāghava, rāma rāghava, pāhi mām!

Like that, as Caitanya Mahāprabhu taught us. The time is very dangerous. And still, in this dangerous time... Just like in epidemic condition where every people is being contaminated and dying, still, the doctors appointed by the government, they have to go into the epidemic area and try to treat the person and save them. 

Our duty is like that. The whole atmosphere is epidemic, whole atmosphere, this Kali-yuga. And still, by the superior orders we have to preach this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. Therefore, our only shelter is Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa, rakṣa mām. Very dangerous position. The foolish people, they are thinking that "We are very happy and we are very safe." But nobody is safe. Nobody is safe. So, we have to deal with persons very carefully, and at the same time, we have to push our missionary activities. Aho kaṣṭaṁ dharma-dṛśām

So they are saying, dharma-dṛśāṁ sabhām, sabhā, sabhām adharmaḥ spṛśate: "If in the court of justice these false things are bribing and without money nobody can get justice, these things happen, it becomes very troublesome."

aho kaṣṭaṁ dharma-dṛśām
adharmaḥ spṛśate sabhām
yatrādaṇḍyeṣv apāpeṣu
daṇḍo yair dhriyate vṛthā

Sabhāṁ yatra sabhāyam, vaidharma dhigbhiḥ esam tan saha.(?) "If the people who are administering justice, they become irreligious, impious, oh, how troublesome situation!" is the first acclamation. Then he says,

prajānāṁ pitaro ye ca
śāstāraḥ sādhavaḥ samāḥ
yadi syāt teṣu vaiṣamyaṁ
kaṁ yānti śaraṇaṁ prajāḥ

"The citizens, they are just like innocent children, and the government is to be supposed as the father. So small children, they are completely dependent on father with full faith: 'My father is there. My mother is there.' And if the father and mother become contaminated, then where is the position of the children?" If the whole government is polluted, then what is the position of the citizens? Just see. There is so-called government, millions of rupees they are spending and taking salary, government house, but the prajā, they have no security for their life income. 

Just see the position. So that is said here. Prajānāṁ pitaro ye ca śāstāraḥ sādhavaḥ samāḥ. How impartial they should be, how competent they should be to give protection to the citizens. And if they are polluted, if they are incapable and such government is there, then it is just like... Yadi syāt teṣu vaiṣamyaṁ kaṁ yānti śaraṇaṁ prajāḥ. Then what is the condition of the citizens? Where they will go for protection? Link to this page:…/2/1-5/calcutta/january/06/1971

Just like when there is epidemic, the whole situation is contaminous.

So, in different ages, in different time, different types of medicines and vaccines are recommended, but in this age, Kali, it is so dangerously contaminous that no other process of medicine will act.

So, this is not God's creation. We should know that it is my creation. Therefore Prahlāda Mahārāja said, evaṁ sva-karma-patitam. Just like a man is condemned to death. In the court the judge gives the judgment that "This murderer should be hanged." So, it is not the judge that he is giving order to the murderer to be hanged. It is the murderer who has created his situation, to be hanged. This is to be understood. 

Not that the judge is partial, he's giving order to somebody that he must get decree for two millions of dollars, "He must have it," and another man is condemned to death. It is not that the judge is partial, he's giving somebody two millions of dollars and somebody is ordered to be hanged. The judge is impartial. Ye yathā māṁ prapadyante [Bg. 4.11]. Karmaṇā daiva-netreṇa [SB 3.31.1]. This is the version. We act according to our whims, and the resultant action is there immediately. 

The nature's law, God's law, is there. We have got experience that if we infect some disease, contaminous disease, then we must suffer from that disease. So, it is not God's creation that somebody is suffering from some painful condition and somebody is enjoying. No. We infect ourself with some contamination because this world, this material world, is full of contamination, full of contamination. Just like when there is epidemic, the whole situation is contaminous.

Therefore, one has to take vaccine injection to protect himself. So anyone who has come to this material world must know that he has come in a place which is a place of epidemic. So you must have to remain very cautious. Otherwise you will have to suffer.

So, in different ages, in different time, different types of medicines and vaccines are recommended, but in this age, Kali, it is so dangerously contaminous that no other process of medicine will act. Which is...? What is, then, the rescue? The only medicine is harer nāma. Therefore Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, harer nāma harer nāma harer nāma eva kevalam, kalau... [Cc. Ādi 17.21].

Devotees: ...nāsty eva nāsty eva nāsty eva gatir anyathā.

Prabhupāda: This is only medicine. To become free from the infection, this harer nāma is the only medicine, bhavauṣadhi. Auṣadhi means medicine. Parīkṣit Mahārāja said, harer nāma, this chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa, is not meant for the conditioned soul, because as soon as one chants Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, he immediately becomes free from the contaminous, contagious position. There is a verse, eka hari nāme yato pāpa hare, pāpī haya tato pāpa karti bare nāre (?). Once chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra is so powerful that all the sinful reaction of life—immediately gone. Link to this page:…/sb/7/9/41/mayap…/march/19/1976

So just like there is antiseptic, what is called, vaccination, to keep yourself from the contamination... There is epidemic, and under government order everyone is vaccinated, that "You take this. So, you shall keep your..." This is material way of keeping oneself from contamination

Therefore, you are, you keep yourself pure. Is that clear? Yes. So, try to keep yourself in Kṛṣṇa consciousness without any deviation. Then you remain pure. That is also confirmed in the Bhagavad-gītā, daivī hy eṣā guṇamayī... [Bg. 7.14]. [break] It is very difficult to get out of the clutches of this māyā, contamination. Very difficult. Mām eva ye prapadyante: "But one who keeps touch with Me, with full surrender," māyām etāṁ taranti te, "he's out of these clutches of māyā." So just like there is antiseptic, what is called, vaccination, to keep yourself from the contamination... 

There is epidemic, and under government order everyone is vaccinated, that "You take this. So, you shall keep your..." This is material way of keeping oneself from contamination. Similarly, if you keep always yourself in spiritual understanding of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you remain pure. Yes?

Woman: What then are the guides? Are they also masters in a sense?

Upendra: What then are the guides? Can you repeat the question again?

Woman: What then are the guides? Are they also masters of a sense? Spiritual guides.

Prabhupāda: Yes. One cannot be a spiritual guide unless he's not master of the senses. Therefore, the spiritual guide is called svāmī or gosvāmī. Svāmī means who is master of the senses. He's not servant of the senses. Generally, people are servant of the senses. One who becomes master of the senses, he can become spiritual master. Otherwise not. All right. Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. (devotees offer obeisances) You chant. Chant. Mādhavī-latā, you can chant. You. You and Mādhavī. Mādhavī. All right. (end) 


Another kind of suffering: by nature's... All of sudden, there is drought. Now, just like, all, in India there is drought. They are suffering. No rain. All of a sudden there is earthquake. That is also suffering. There is some epidemic, pestilence. You cannot check it. So, in this way, either of these three, sufferings going on.

Prabhupāda: And so... Real intelligence is that to know "what I am." "I do not want to suffer. Why suffering in this world is imposed upon me?" This is intelligence. Take, for example, nobody wants to die. Why death is forced upon him? Nobody wants to die. If there is now news immediately, "Now this house will collapse," immediately we shall fly away. Because we don't want to die. If we understand that this house is going to be bombed immediately, we'll immediately leave. 

If there is earthquake... So many things. So nobody wants to die. But death is sure. So what solution they have made? I do not want to die, and death is forced upon me. So what solution we have made. What is, what is the scientists have done in this connection? Psychologically, if I do not want to die, then I must find out some way that death will not bother me. That is intelligence. You are talking of intelligence. Therefore, I am explaining what is intelligence. Intelligence means "I do not want something, but it is being forced upon me. How to check it?" That is intelligence. 

Actually, the whole world is going on, we do not want to suffer. But suffering is there. Three kinds of suffering. One kind of suffering is called pertaining to the body and mind. I don't want to be diseased, but there is, all of a sudden, there is disease. Diarrhea. I don't want it, but it is imposed. This is suffering. Due to the body. Some discrepancies. Mind... Body's sound, but mind is not sound. Mind is "Oh, I don't feel today very nice." You see. This is one kind of suffering. Another suffering: other living creature gives you some pains. 

There are so many. Some of your friends, he turns to become your enemy. He puts you in difficulty. Or there are so many animals, so many insects. They give us trouble. This is one kind of suffering. Another kind of suffering: by nature's... All of sudden, there is drought. Now, just like, all, in India there is drought. They are suffering. No rain. All of a sudden there is earthquake. That is also suffering. There is some epidemic, pestilence. You cannot check it. So, in this way, either of these three, sufferings going on. But those who are sleeping, they cannot understand that this is suffering. Just like animals. 

They cannot understand. That is sleeping stage. And when one is awakened, he will think "I don't want all these sufferings. Why they are imposed upon me? How I can avoid?" That is intelligence. So human being, unless he comes to this platform of intelligence, he is animal. The animal cannot do any remedy. You take one animal to the slaughterhouse. He cannot do anything. So sleeping means to remain in ignorance. And awakened stage means in knowledge. So intelligence means one must have knowledge. 

That is intelligence. So this division—brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya, śūdra—means the highest intelligent class man is called brāhmaṇa. He knows. He's in knowledge. Brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā na śocati na kāṅkṣati [Bg. 18.54]. Next intelligent, less, is the kṣatriyas. Next, the vaiśyas. And the śūdras, they are like, almost like animals. They have no independence. Just like animal has no independence. A dog, without a master, he cannot live. His life is very precarious. So, at the present moment, however one qualified may be, unless he gets a good job, he's just like a dog, a street dog. He may be very highly qualified, technologically, but if he does not get a job, then he's useless. 

He'll go. "Sir, can you give me any job?" "No vacancies." A dog like. Just like dog goes, moves the tail, "Can you give me some food." Somebody gives him, "Eh! Hut!" This is the position. Therefore in this age kalau śūdra-sambhavaḥ. In Kali-yuga, there is no brāhmaṇa, no kṣatriya. There are some vaiśyas. And all śūdras. Because they cannot live without being engaged by somebody else. And the whole civilization is going on, big, big factories, big, big... What is that? Śūdras. They are creating śūdras. "People should be dependent." 

Unless you work... Therefore people are going fifty miles away, going... I have seen in New York. People are coming from the other side... What is that? 

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This is our propaganda. "You take this vaccination; you'll be saved. The epidemic is very strong." But if you think, "Now, because there is epidemic there is no other way

Sometimes the devotees question that the Kali-yuga is advancing, and in that sense the standards are deteriorating. Yet you are preaching that "Get everyone to the position where everyone is Kṛṣṇa conscious." How in the Kali-yuga advancing can everyone become Kṛṣṇa conscious?

Prabhupāda: They do not understand. If I say, "The epidemic is increasing. You take this injection, then you can be saved. If you don't take vaccination, then you'll suffer." This is our propaganda. "You take this vaccination; you'll be saved. The epidemic is very strong." But if you think, "Now, because there is epidemic there is no other way. What is the use of taking vaccination?" This is no argument. The epidemic is there; the vaccination is there. (aside:) This is tulasī? Tell them. The disease is there; the medicine is there. 

So intelligent man should take the medicine, precaution, and then he'll be saved. Two things are there. Kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva gatir anyathā. In Kali-yuga, if you don't take this, then there is no means of your save, safety. The two things are there. Why you are taking one thing? You take this thing or... [break] Everywhere two things are there: do's and don't's. So, in order to make the process of do's you have to accept the process of don't's. That Nectar of Instruction, Rūpa Gosvāmī? He's instructing both the do's and the don't's. Huh? You have read it?

Harikeśa: Atyāhāraḥ prayāsaś ca... [NoI 2].

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Harikeśa: Atyāhāraḥ prayāsaś ca.

Prabhupāda: Ah. That is don't's.

Harikeśa: Utsāhān niścayāt...

Prabhupāda: This is do's. That is instruction. Why should you take one side? Take both sides.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: One thing is that in those two verses, one is don't and one is do, but the...

Prabhupāda: You have to take.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: There is still a statement in the do's which is a don't, where it says, "Don't associate with nondevotees." Utsāhān niścayād dhairyāt tat-tat-karma-pravartanāt... [Upadeśāmṛta 3].

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We can stop this epidemic with this information of Krishna Consciousness, and it is our duty to do it.

N.B. Yes, you may take up such debate, but not any quarrel or argument should take place. It is good to have such debate, and to know the various arguments which the Mayavad philosophers put forth, and to know how to fully defeat each one. That God can come under Maya is one of their foolish arguments; therefore, they say "I am God." This nonsense statement can be refuted in full with our information from Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam. 

What, then is the definition of God? How can God become a dog? If you are God, why are you suffering, life after life? God means Supreme Controller; can you control anything? Not even your own body. What to speak of the millions of planets spinning so perfectly in their orbit. In this way, we must learn all of us, to defeat these nonsense rascals, and curtail this epidemic of Impersonalism,, which is fatal to the innocent people. We can stop this epidemic with this information of Krishna Consciousness, and it is our duty to do it.

The question, does Lord Rama or Lord Caitanya forget, is like saying, does God come under Maya, or forgetfulness. You must fully understand this before you can successfully debate with the Mayavad arguments. It is very important point.

(Signed) ACB

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The whole world is already infected with an epidemic of insanity. The whole world is now full with men of unclean habits. And to save the world from further deterioration for human habitation, the atheist should give up the mode of irresponsible life under the influence of blind materialism and take to the path of 'Buddhiyoga'

Infection of association with the qualitative modes of nature is so strong that it is quite possible for the atheist to be obliged to take his next birth as a mouse in the huge mechanical plants established by him. Will the atheist like to become a mouse or a serpent or a dog in his own establishment after his death? He may not believe in it but even then, also he does not know what is going to happen next after his death. He has no knowledge of the spirit soul neither of its mode of transmigration. 

The whole thing is looming in darkness and why should he risk at all his valuable life in such darkness when there is the light before us-the Bhagwat Geeta. Let the blind materialist take light from the Bhagwat Geeta. Let him mold his life in the new light inculcated in the Bhagwat Geeta. The atheist is requested herewith for his own benefit and for the benefit of all concerned-not to indulge in any more attempt of insanity. 

The whole world is already infected with an epidemic of insanity. The whole world is now full with men of unclean habits. And to save the world from further deterioration for human habitation, the atheist should give up the mode of irresponsible life under the influence of blind materialism and take to the path of 'Buddhiyoga' as mentioned in the Bhagwat Geeta. Link to this page:

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