New Vrindaban, June 22, 1969
Prabhupada: Caitanya Mahaprabhu has said that this Krsna-sankirtana—Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare—param vijayate: "All glories." Param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. Anandambudhi-vardhanam. Because the sri-krsna-sankirtana will increase the ocean of transcendental bliss. Now, here in this meeting we are present. I am an old man of seventy-four years old, and here is a child, one year old. So beginning from this child, abala-vrddha-vanita (?), the Sanskrit word. Beginning from the child, woman, up to the old man, everyone can take part in this sankirtana movement. Actually we can see practically that everyone can take part in it. This is such a nice yoga system. There is no need of any material qualification. But we don't neglect material qualification. We can dovetail material qualification to render service to Krsna, and that will make our all material possessions, assets, successful. (child making noises, like japa) He is trying to...
Brahmananda: Yes. He's reaching(?).
Prabhupada: (chuckles) He is seeing mother's. You see? Therefore such child, they are all fortunate child. You see? He is learning automatically how to chant, how to keep the beads. So sucinam srimatam gehe yoga-bhrasto sanjayate [Bg. 6.41]. It is very nice that you have got tendency for Krsna consciousness, and this is the duty of father and mother, to raise children in that Krsna consciousness so that this child can be saved from further bondage of birth and death. Bhagavata says that "One should not become father, one should not become mother, unless they are able to save the child from the impending mouth of death. And harim vina na mrtim taranti: "Without Krsna consciousness, nobody can be saved from the cycle of birth and death." That is not possible. There are many Vedic versions. Yavan na pritir mayi vasudeve na mucyate deha-yogena tavat. Deha-yoga means contacting this material body. We are not this material body, but we have contacted. Just like we contact some infectious disease, similarly, we have somehow or other contacted. Deha-yogena. And that is the cause of all our misery.
So Bhagavata says, yavan na pritir mayi vasudeve. So long one does not develop this Krsna consciousness, there is no chance of getting out of this contact of material body. We can get very nice body or very bad body. That doesn't matter. We can get a dog's body, or we can get a demigod's body. We can live for five minutes. There are many insects and germs which live for five minutes, and there are living entities in Brahmaloka who live for five millions of years. All varieties of life there are within this universe. By Krsna's creation, you will find, anor aniyan mahato mahiyan: the bigger than the biggest and the smaller than the smallest. You will find. Just see in this New Vrindaban. There are big trees, also small, very insignificant, so small tree that you are trampling over it. So in the living condition there are so many varieties, 8,400,000's of species. But the problem is not to promote ourself from this small body to big body, from the ant's body to elephant's body. That is not our problem. Not to accept this material body—to have our spiritual body, sac-cid-ananda-vigraha [Bs. 5.1]. Just like Krsna has sac-cid-ananda-vigraha, Narayana has got sac-cid-ananda-vigraha. So that is our problem.
So this Krsna consciousness will give us that opportunity, and those who are grhasthas, family men, their duty is to raise their children to this Krsna consciousness so that actually the child will have full advantage of having a nice parent, nice father and mother. So this New Vrindaban we have selected to grow a community of such nice father and mother. There is sannyasi also, brahmacari, grhastha. We have no such distinction. Yei krsna bhaje sei guru haya. Anyone who is in Krsna consciousness and full in the understanding of science of Krsna, he can become a spiritual master, a teacher. So in this Vrndavana, New Vrindaban, you should live in such a way, ideal way, that people will learn that what is actually human life, what is human civilization, how, what is, it is meant for. That we have to teach to the world. So those who are conducting this institution, my request is that you develop this place in such a nice way. And you can practically see. If we train... Just this child is dancing. This child is trying to chant Hare Krsna with beads. Simply they are to be instructed. They must have the association. Then there will be a new growth of population, not like cats and dogs, but actually demigods, devata. Demigods means devotees of Krsna. That's all. And asura means nondevotee. So there is enough population of asura in this world. And the people are not happy because asurim bhavam asritah. This demonic civilization is killing the human race. So it is the responsibility of the members of the Krsna consciousness to save so many ignorant, innocent people. They have got this human form of life to end all miserable condition of material existence. They are being misguided simply just like animals. It is not a good civilization. So this place is out of contact. It is Krsna's desire that here no man of ordinary interest will come here. It is in a very nice location. It is beyond the reach of the ordinary class of men. (laughter) Just like Howard's father said that "I'll never come here." (laughter)
Kirtanananda: Hrsikesa's lawyer, he just walked up here two miles looking for his dog.
Prabhupada: Oh, his dog lost?
Kirtanananda: Yes. And he is all upset.
Prabhupada: Oh. So it is Krsna's grace. (laughter) He had some affection for the dog. Now he can turn his affection for Krsna. The dog is lost. So... No, dog will not be lost. He will greet. The dog, they are very... They will soon smell and find out the way. Dog will never be lost.
So our Mr. D.D. (referring to Dvarakadhisa) is in samadhi. Let him take rest. You can take rest. Go. (laughs) Yes. You are feeling samadhi, Mr. Ekendra? No, you can go and take rest. Yes. You are very good. So these children, they are coming. I especially request Swami Kirtanananda to take care of them. And here is a nice, motherly girl, Satyabhama, and her husband. They are all... So take care of these children. If you can make one child Krsna conscious, it is a great service. Krsna will be very pleased. So, so many children will come. This place is nice. And Krsna will give us all opportunity. So I will also come again, and I like this place. So... Because I have come to preaching work, so let me finish whatever little work is still remaining. I want to go once to London and Germany. Then I will entrust the whole thing to you. So let us cooperate in this movement very nicely, and here in this spot, New Vrindaban, the woman's business will be to take care of the children, cooking cleansing, and churning butter. (laughter) And those who have the knowledge of typing can help in typing also. No other hard work. That's all. This is for woman. And for men, hard work, field work, taking care of the cows, of the animals, to go to collect wood, to construct building. In this way cooperate. The girls who are here, they should prepare nice prasadam so that the boys, in time they can get their prasadam, timely. This is the duty. And they must be given timely breakfast, lunch prasadam. They will work hard. And the churning business is for the girls. That will keep your health very nice. Ma Yasoda, the mother of Krsna, just see how exalted she was. Materially, she was rich also. She had many maidservants. Still, she took pleasure in churning. You have seen the picture. Recently in Los Angeles they had the festival, dadhi-manda... What is called? Butter, butter ceremony. So people took part in churning, and there were twelve pounds of butter churned in the meeting. Yes. And they collected good amount by churning.
So our Krsna consciousness movement is very nice. We churn butter and have festival and live nicely and dance, Hare Krsna. It is very nice life. So just cooperate and try to improve. It will improve if you be sincere. Krsna will send all help. And some day it will be actually replica of that Vrndavana. And our Kirtanananda Swami, he was in Vrndavana. He has got the ideas. Here is Kesighata also. And try. Cooperatively you can do. Krsna will help. So... And Jack and you... You have decided to remain here? Very nice. You have got very nice child. And now Mr. Ekendra is feeling samadhi. He can also take... (laughter) Let him take rest. You take rest. Ekendra? You take rest. Go. He is...
Devotee: He says he wants to stay.
Prabhupada: No. You are feeling samadhi. Take rest. Yes. That will be nice. Then I shall call you again. No? All right. Let him stay. Hare Krsna. Let us begin. Chant Hare Krsna. Do it like that, as I have done. Little, little. Yes. (devotees chanting japa; initiation ceremony beginning?)
Kirtanananda: Three times. Now like this.
Brahmananda: Drink. Drink.
Kirtanananda: And now once and throw.
Prabhupada: Throw it. Yes. That's all. You take. (end)
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