Social acts of the Hare Krsna movement
Posted on April 7, 2017
Indian man: Is there are social act which this Hare Krsna movement has taken?
Prabhupada: So what is the best social activity? Our is the best social...
Mr. Reddy: Serving the poor and the needy.
Prabhupada: Everyone is poor. Who is rich? First of all find out: who is rich?
Mr. Reddy: Rich in the sense, luxurious living.
Prabhupada: He is not living very luxuriously, that he has no disease, he does not become old. Does not become?
Mr. Reddy: No.
Prabhupada: Then? Then where is richness?
Mr. Reddy: Somebody questioned me yesterday. "There are so many things. Doing any social activities?"
Prabhupada: No, these things are being done by so many others, people; we are doing something which is ultimate. There the hospital gives some medicine when there is some disease, but that does not mean there will be no disease. Can they guarantee that "I give you this medicine — no more disease"? We are giving that medicine, that no more disease. That is the best social work. Tyaktva deham punar janma naiti [Bg. 4.9]. We are giving this medicine, that after leaving this body... So far this body is concerned, somehow or other you pass on. And as soon as you give up this body — tyaktva deham punar janma naiti — you'll have no more birth. And if you have no more birth, there will be no more death. And if you have no more birth, then there will be no more disease. This is our prescription. Tyaktva deham punar janma naiti mam eti [Bg. 4.9]. Not that he is finished. He goes back to home, back to Godhead. This is our program.
January 6, 1976, Nellore