Easy-going life means a failure movement

    Posted on February 6, 2016

There was two fight in the Indian history. One is Rama and Ravana, and one is Kuruksetra. And the hero is Vaisnava. We are going to produce such Vaisnavas, not these dull rascals, sitting down. We don't want these Vaisnavas, sitting-down rascals. We want Arjuna or we want no one. That is Vaisnava. That is wanted.

If we remain rascals, then one day you'll again become crazy and close up everything and smoke. My Guru Maharaja used to say, prana arthe yanra sei hetu pracara: "One who has got life, he can preach." The dead man cannot preach. So you become with life, not like dead man. Without life... Just like all my Godbrothers. They are dead men, and therefore they are envious of my activities. They have no life. If you want to make easy-going life, showing the Deity and then sleep, then it is a failure movement.

Srila Prabhupada — July 13, 1974, Los Angeles

 

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