TEXT 89
pascimera loka saba mudha anacara
tahan pracarila donhe bhakti-sadacara
SYNONYMS
pascimera—on the western side; loka—people in general; saba—all; mudha—less intelligent; anacara—not well behaved; tahan—there; pracarila—preached; donhe—Srila Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami; bhakti—devotional service; sad-acara—good behavior.
TRANSLATION
The people in general on the western side of India were neither intelligent nor well behaved, but by the influence of Srila Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami they were trained in devotional service and good behavior.
PURPORT
Although it is not only in western India that people were contaminated by association with Muslims, it is a fact that the farther west one goes in India the more he will find the people to be fallen from the Vedic culture. Even until five thousand years ago, when the entire planet was under the control of Maharaja Pariksit, the Vedic culture was current everywhere. Gradually, however, people were influenced by non-Vedic culture, and they lost sight of how to behave in connection with devotional service. Srila Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami very kindly preached the bhakti cult in western India, and following in their footsteps the propagators of the Caitanya cult in the Western countries are spreading the sankirtana movement and inculcating the principles of Vaisnava behavior, thus purifying and reforming many persons who were previously accustomed to the culture of mlecchas and yavanas. All of our devotees in the Western countries give up their old habits of illicit sex, intoxication, meat-eating and gambling. Of course, five hundred years ago these practices were unknown in India-at least in eastern India-but unfortunately at present all of India has been victimized by these non-Vedic principles, which are sometimes even supported by the government.

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