Dr. Radhakrishnan, first president of India, died 17 April 1975
Posted on April 17, 2017
Prabhupada: What is that great rascal says that Krsna...
Devotee: "Krsna is the chief of the tribe that lived in Central India."
Prabhupada: Just see, and he's passing on as a great scholar, such a rascal.
Devotee: He had 10,000, ah, subjects. [laughter]
Prabhupada: All the acaryas — Ramanujacarya, Madhvacarya, Visnu Svami, Lord Caitanya — all of them become nullified, and this rascal comes forward to defy all the acaryas and push some new theory. Just see. This is going on. [Sanskrit] In the Varaha Purana it is stated that some of the raksasas, they will take advantage of Kali-yuga and take birth in brahmana families, so he is one of them, this raksasa. And now he is suffering for that. Greatest calamity, you see? And according to Vedic injunction, the king, if he levies tax from the subjects who are sinful, then he has to partake of the sinful action and he'll have to suffer.
So, this rascal became the president of India. It is the position of king, and on the [indistinct] of him he supported the slaughterhouses and levied taxes, and he took high salary, enjoyed it. Now he is suffering the effect, sinful effect. Now in his living condition he has lost his brain. He, practically dead, but living condition, it is very precarious condition. One is living actually, but his brain is not acting. Worse than a madman. So this is the result of the raksasa statement.
Conversation — June 21, 1972, Los Angeles