1. The only hope; take it very seriously

    They are manufacturing different ways of suffering. And there is no happiness. Simply the business is going on, manufacturing different ways of suffering. This is our material disease, and it is recommended that before the next death, if we come to the right conclusion how we shall become happy, then this process of continuously dying and again taking birth and again disease and again old age, then it is not very good.

    But they are so fools and rascals, they do not know how life is going on, how nature is working upon us. Everything is in darkness. Therefore Krsna consciousness is the only hope for human society. Only hope. It is not a story; it is fact. So those who have come to Krsna consciousness, I request that take it very seriously and read the books and make progress and simply try to understand Krsna. Then everything, all problems, will be solved.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.8 — May 9, 1976, Honolulu