New Zealand, April 27, 1976
Prabhupada: ...human form of life, but unfortunately, the foolish leaders, they are keeping us in darkness. Therefore Krsna personally comes. Whenever people are kept in darkness, that is called dharmasya glanih. Glanih means pollution, when the process of life becomes polluted. The process is that from the lower animal bodies we have come through the evolutionary process to this human form of life. Now there is further improvement required. This is the process, more and more. And that improvement goes up to the point of meeting Krsna in Goloka Vrndavana. Yad gatva na nivartante tad dhamam param mama [Bg. 15.6]. But even after coming to the platform of human being, the leaders, they do not teach them how to go further ahead, up to the point of Krsna. They have no knowledge. Therefore they have been called in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, andha yathandhair upaniyamanah.
na te viduh svartha-gatim hi visnum
durasaya ye bahir-artha-maninah
andha yathandhair upaniyamanas
te 'pisa tantryam uru-damni baddhah
These rascals, so-called leaders, gurus and others, they do not know what is the goal of life. Na te viduh. They do not know. Some imaginary theory, "I am God," "I am this," "I am that." A commonsense: "If I am God, then why I am under the control of the material nature?" Eh? This another rascal came, that "I am God." If you are God, so why you have become dog? They say it is lila. (laughter) Just see. God has come to manifest his lila by becoming a dog, and he's beaten. Whole day, night, he's hungry. And he has come to your home to ask some food, and you are beating. So God is displaying this lila. Just see how foolish rascal they are. This is going on. So don't be misguided by such rascals. Either he may be parents or guru or superior, teacher, whatever he may be, don't be misguided. Fortunately you have come to this platform of Krsna consciousness. Don't misuse it. That is my request. Narottama dasa Thakura has sung, hari hari biphale janama gonainu: "My Lord Krsna, I have simply wasted my time." Why? Now, manusya-janama paiya, radha-krsna na bhajiya, janiya suniya bisa khainu: "I got this human form of life. It is meant for understanding Krsna and Krsna's pastimes with Radharani, Radha-Krsna. So I did not care for that. That means knowingly I have drunk poison."
So my only request is that Krsna consciousness movement is the most scientific movement to save the human society from falling down again in the cycle of birth and death. It is very scientific movement. The cycle of birth and death is going on. We are eternal. The people have been put into so deep darkness, they do not know what is going on, what is the aim of life. They do not know. Na te viduh. They do not know. Whimsically everyone is manufacturing something, nonsense. Janiya suniya bisa khainu. What Krsna says, we have to accept that. Then we are safe. Otherwise we are lost again. So fortunately you have got this Krsna consciousness, so utilize your life properly. You have got immense literature. Read it. Digest it. Make your life perfect. That is my request. Don't spoil. At least you have come to the shore of Krsna consciousness. Ei rupe brahmanda bhramite kono bhagyavan jiva [Cc. Madhya 19.151]. It is great fortune. Bhagyavan jiva. Unless one is very fortunate, he cannot come to the shelter of Krsna consciousness. That's a fact. So don't misuse it. That is my request. I am very glad to see you, you are so enthusiastic. And you should be enthusiastic.
For enhancing devotional activities one must be very enthusiastic. That is the first proposition. Don't be dull. Enthusiastic. Utsahat and dhairyat, patiently. Utsahad, dhairyat, niscayad. Niscayat means firmly convinced: "Yes, surely I shall meet Krsna and go to Him, back to home, back to..." Niscayat. Utsahad dhairyat niscayat tat-tat-karma-pravartanat. But you have to do the prescribed duties. Sato vrtteh. You must be very honest and sadhu-sange, and in the association of devotees. Six: utsaha, dhairya, niscayata, and tat-tat-karma-pravartanat, sadhu-sanga [Cc. Madhya 22.83], and being honest. If we follow these six principles, then it is sure. Sadbhir bhaktir prasidhyati.
And just the opposite number is atyahara, eating too much or... Ahara means eating and ahara means collection-too much collection unnecessarily. Of course, for our preaching we require, but we shall collect as much as we require, not that keep money in the bank and spend for some other purposes. That kind of collection is dangerous. And too much eating is also dangerous. Atyahara. And prayasa. Prayasa means endeavoring too much for getting something. Our life should be very simple. We shall act so simply that we shall have to save time for Krsna consciousness. So we should not attempt anything which is very difficult to execute. So atyahara prayasas ca prajalpa, Unnecessary talking all nonsense, politics, rascaldom, speculation, this, that. No. Be grave. Don't talk nonsense, waste time. Atyahara prayasas ca prajalpo niyamagrahah. Niyamagraha means not to accept the regulative principle, niyama agraha. Agraha means not to accept, and niyamagraha means simply I am packed up with the regulative principle but I do not see whether I am making progress. So at least one should stick to follow the regulative principle. That is good. That must be done in the lower stage. So niyamagraha. Atyahara prayasas ca prajalpo niyamagrahah, and laulyam, greediness. And jana-sangas ca, and to associate with nondevotee, unwanted person. So these six things should be avoided, and the first mentioned six things should be accepted. Then our progress is sure, without any failure. We have published this book, Nectar of Instruction. Have you seen? That is Rupa Gosvami. All these instructions are there. Read it very carefully. Everything is there.
So only point is that you have got this human form of life, nr-deham adyam. This is the opportunity, good boat. Just like to cross over the sea, if you get a very nice boat, that is one's surety, so nr-deham adyam, this body, is good boat for crossing over the material nescience, ocean. And guruh karna-dharah: "And the captain is guru." The boat is there and captain is there. And the instruction of Krsna is favorable wind. Nr-deham adyam guruh karna-dharah. In this way you have got this opportunity. Now you cross over from the material world to the spiritual world. If you don't take this opportunity, then atma-ha—you are committing suicide. And the nature's law is very strict. Just like I was explaining. We are coming very illuminated road, and just one yard after there is dark field. Both are side by side. But if we... (end)