Let all be one
- March 28, 2022
Go-seva [service to cows], according to our Vedic injunction, is specially entrusted to the mercantile community. Of course, during the Hindu government in India, the kings were mostly Vaisnavas like Maharaja Pariksit, and he at once caught the Black man Kali who was attempting to kill a cow. But those days are no more. Neither there is a king like Maharaja Pariksit, nor the present government of India is inclined to give protection to the cows. But the mercantile community, specially the Gujaratis and the Marwaris are undoubtedly rich in India, and I do not know why such mercantile communities do not open large-scale dairy farms. That will certainly give actual protection to the cows. From Bhagavad-gita we understand that the Vaisya community is specially responsible for giving protection to the cows as much as the ksatriya kings are responsible for giving protection to the citizens of the state. As such, if you can organize — and I believe you can do so, because by Grace of Krishna, you are in good position amongst the mercantile community — big dairy farms with large pasturing grounds, then the problem of milk supply and cow protection will automatically be done. I do not know how much you will appreciate my this suggestion, but if you can do such organization, it will be a great service to the country and to the animals, and to this cause of Krishna Consciousness. If you be serious on this point then I can help you with all of my possible energies.
From a letter by Srila Prabhupada to Sumati Morarjee — 1969
Everyone wants to be happy. Who does not want to be happy? But he does not know how to become happy. Nobody's happy, I have seen. Therefore they drink. Whenever there is unhappiness, they cannot adjust it — "Let me drink." This is Western happiness. They have no other information. So just try. You are comfortably situated. There is no economic shortage. Now you become devotee. Then you'll be happy. Otherwise it is not possible. Don't think by getting large sum money one becomes happy. That is not the fact. That is a mistake.
Srila Prabhupada, Room Conversation with Vrindavan De - July 6, 1977, Vrndavana
A strong devotee makes propaganda against all other spiritual conceptions — namely jnana, karma and yoga. With his devotional flag unfurled, he always stands fast to conquer other conceptions of transcendental realization. Whenever there is an argument between a devotee and a nondevotee, the pure, strong devotee comes out victorious.
Srila Prabhupada, SB 4.28.29, purport
Reporter (1): Are your disciples supposed to chant the mantra all the time?
Prabhupada: Yes. All my disciple is chanting.
Reporter (1): Are they supposed to chant the mantra throughout the day?
Prabhupada: Oh, yes.
Reporter (1): All the time?
Prabhupada: Just like I am talking with you, and as soon as talking stops, I am... My hand is going: "Hare Krsna." Kirtaniyah sada.
Reporter (1): Is it possible to talk and also to chant the mantra at the same time?
Prabhupada: Yes. That requires practice. That requires practice. Just like woman is cooking and [s]he is also talking. It does not mean the cooking is going bad. It is practice.
Conversation with Newspaper Reporters - March 25, 1976, Delhi
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