1. Srila Prabhupada’s program to reinstate varnasrama-dharma

    My next program is to reinstate the Vedic divisions in society as recommended in the Bhagavad-gita:

    catur varnyam maya srstam/ guna karma vibhagasah
    tasya kartaram api mam/ viddhy akartaram avyayam

    [Bg 4.13]

    Without this division there cannot be any systematic peaceful running of human activities. There must be a very intelligent class to guide the whole population with brahminical qualifications. There must be a class of people to give protection to the people at the time of danger and ordinarily to maintain peace and order, the ksatriyas. There must be a section to produce food and grains sumptuously for feeding both animals and humans without discrimination. Especially cows must be protected by this class. The meat eater class may not be encouraged but if they are stubbornly attached they can eat hogs and dogs or goats or lambs under certain conditions only, but not by maintaining slaughterhouses. Then human society will be very peaceful and everyone engaged in employment without producing any idle brains which only are devils workshops. If England and America as well as France and Germany can understand this philosophy there will be great theistic revolution which will counteract the atheistic philosophy of Marxism.

    From a letter by Srila Prabhupada to Syamasundara — Bombay 1 April, 1974