April 12, 1975, Hyderabad
Prabhupada: …they are killing the animal. And for the last 2,000 years they could not change their policy. And they are claiming civilized. They could not follow Jesus Christ's instruction. It is 2,000 years, and they are maintaining slaughterhouse. What do you think? Somebody was asking why God consciousness and Christ just last night.
Devotee: They were saying why not… "What about Jesus and Muhammad and other great saints?"
Devotee (2): "If Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, why is there Jesus Christ, Muhammad, and so on? Why not only Krsna?" You replied they were not ready to understand what is Krsna.
Prabhupada: They are so sinful, they could not understand. Therefore it was not spoken. And somewhere Christ has said that "I had to say many things, but I do not say them." What is that?
Devotee: Yes. "There is so much to say, but," he says, "your ears cannot bear it."
Prabhupada: That's all. Ah?
Devotee: He said, "There are many things that I have yet to say, but your ears cannot bear it."
Prabhupada: That's it. I did not remember this. This is the reply. "You are not fit to understand." And to make them fit, he advised, "Thou shall not kill." But they did not take this advice. And whenever they are asked this question, they evade it.
Devotee: It's the most sensitive question to ask.
Prabhupada: Muhammadans also do not maintain slaughterhouse. They kill animal sacrifice, Bakr-Eid. They also do not allow unrestricted animal slaughter. Our also Hindu religion, they do not also allow. Those who are meat-eaters, for them sacrifice before Goddess Kali. That is restriction.