1. Rascal Darwin

    Tamala Krsna: That’s what makes your books so unique: that others might have had some scholarly knowledge, but you have so much experience and realization packed into those books that it’s so appealing, the scholars
    delight in reading the purports.

    Prabhupada: Scholars theorize. I say practical. Scholars want to show how much their imaginative power is strong. That’s all. And they all speak nonsense — Ramakrishna. And my point of view is how to give people practical hints so that they may be raised from this rotten condition.

    Satadhanya: You are compassionate.

    Prabhupada: Yes. I have done on reality. I want to establish reality, not imagination. What is the use of giving some imaginative idea, just like this rascal Darwin? Everything rascal. No practical value. And he has written volumes of books, and people are accepting, “From monkey, man has come.” But monkey is there; man is there. Where monkey is extinct? The whole theory is absolutely bogus, and people have accepted it. I never believed that.

    Conversations — June 28, 1977, Vrndavana