Acaryas declare war against bingo

    Posted on June 5, 2015

Don't be falsely puffed up. Follow the acarya's instruction and try to make yourself perfect, mature. Then it will be very easy to fight out maya. Yes. Acaryas, they declare war against maya's activities, that maya instructing that "Here is wine. Here is cigarette. Here is that..." In your country these advertisements are very prominent, hoarding both ways: wine advertisement, cigarette advertisement, naked woman advertisement, and sometimes gambling also, advertisement. What is that? Congo?

Devotees: Bingo.

Prabhupada: Bingo. [laughter] Yes. So this is maya. And our declaration of war with maya -- no intoxication, no meat-eating, no bingo -- [laughter] these are our declaration of war. So we have to fight in that way, because nobody can understand Krsna without being free from all sinful activities. These are sinful activities. Therefore it is acarya's business to stop these nonsense activities. Otherwise they'll not be able to understand, especially the meat-eaters. They cannot understand.

(Srila Prabhupada -- April 6, 1975, Mayapur)

 

See also:

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Why we say, "Go back to home, back to Godhead"
Srila Prabhupada's fervent appeal
Eat the guru
Love is not one-way
Why Mayavadis fear the Krsna consciousness movement (or should do)
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