Morning Walk

December 30, 1976, Bombay
Giriraja: ...cannot accept anything artificial but Mr. Vijaya cannot keep up to that standard.
Prabhupada: Vinoba Bhave is also not cent percent.
Giriraja: Oh, I know. But by chance, on this particular point...
Prabhupada: He has written books, Bhagavad-gita Pravacana. In his bhasya there is no krsna-bhakti. So what is this Bhagavad-gita Pravacana. Why he has avoided krsna-bhakti? What is the reason?
Giriraja: He's envious.
Prabhupada: Gandhi has... He's envious. The same thing. Bhagavad-gita, he is writing essays on Bhagavad-gita but the main principle of Bhagavad-gita, man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru [Bg. 18.65], mam eva ye prapadyante mayam etam taranti te. What is that?
Giriraja: Mam evaisyasi satyam te pratijane priyo 'si me.
Prabhupada: So where is that?
Giriraja: They don't follow.
Prabhupada: This is their defect. Therefore they are failures. Must be failure. They do not take Bhagavad-gita as it is. They mix with their false ideas. And therefore spoil, adulterate. And bhagavad-bhakti is without adulteration. Anyabhilasita-sunyam [Cc. Madhya 19.167]. Anyabhilasita-sunyam [Brs. 1.1.11]. Pure. No adulteration. That is bhakti. Jnana-karmady-anavrtam anukulyena krsnanusilanam [Cc. Madhya 19.167]. Sarvopadhi vinirmuktam tat-paratvena nirmalam [Cc. Madhya 19.170]. That is not nirmalam. Sa mala it is. With mala. With mala. Mala. It cannot be. Proportionately. So where she has sent this article?
Giriraja: In some of the newspapers in Vaidore, maybe Nagpur. He's writing for about three or five copies of those original clippings.
Prabhupada: He has written very nicely. Good writer. Picked up the essence of the movement. That was published. (Hindi) So distribute them. (Hindi) Bhagavata Darsana?
Gopala Krsna: Next issue. This issue is all finished. Next one.
Prabhupada: Just stop this light.
Giriraja: Then it won't be for Kumbhamela. Prabhupada wanted it for Kumbhamela. [break]
Indian: Well, I don't know. It will be a big program there from part of (indistinct) mission. They've spent four lakhs rupees.
Gopala Krsna: They never... I never thought they had so much money even for their own projects.
Indian men: They collect from the big Sikhs. (indistinct) He is very influenced. For Kumbhamela, all the Marwari want to wash off all the sins they did. (laughter)
Prabhupada: So explain with that purpose. At least, they are sensible. [break] You cannot give up these four things: yajna, dana, tapasya. So yajna for the brahmacaris, begin yajna. And dana for the grhasthas, and tapasya for the sannyasis. Yajna-dana-tapah-karma na tyajyam, Krsna says. Do not give up this. "I have become sannyasi, therefore I'll give up my tapasya also." Sannyasi means the life of tapasya. If you give up tapasya also then what remains? How you become a sannyasa? Yajna-dana-tapah-karma na tyajyam karyam eva tat. It must be continued. And again He stresses yajno danam tapas caiva pavanani manisinam. Even if you think that you have become very great, "Now I'm very exalted personality. I don't require. I have become paramahamsa," No, no, no, no. This yajna-dana-tapah-karma, even if you are very exalted, still, it will purify you more, these things. Yajno danam tapas caiva pavanani manisinam. In any condition of life these things cannot be given up. So those who are in sense, grhasthas, they must give in charity, at least fifty percent of their income. That was shown by Rupa Gosvami. He, fifty percent. Danam means not to the daridra-narayana. Danam means to the brahmana, Vaisnava. In our sastra charity is recommended to be given to the high-class men, brahmanas and Vaisnavas. They know how to spend money. Therefore datavyam iti yad danam tad danam sattvikam ucyate. Just like this Krsna consciousness movement, they are appreciating. So all the charity should come here. Then it is properly utilized. Because we do not use a single paisa for anything of sense gratification. We do not even smoke, we do not take tea, we lie down on the floor. Not a single paisa is spent for our sense gratification. Everything is utilized for Krsna. Therefore all charity should come here. Properly spent. But if we misspend, that is our fault. Single paisa we spend for our sense gratification, that is fault of us. And people should give at least fifty percent of their income to this movement. Twenty-five percent to the family and twenty-five percent let him keep for himself in case of emergency. This is the example shown by Rupa Gosvami. So there was emergency. Everything they showed practically. Sanatana Gosvami was arrested. Whatever money they kept for themselves, was given as bribe to the jail superintendent and got out of jail. This is example given by Gosvami, that fifty percent was given to the brahmanas and Vaisnavas, fifty percent they deposited with the local... Formerly the baniyas were bankers, village bankers. Whatever one has got, extra money, they should deposit, and the baniyas will give him some interest and utilize the money. He will not usurp the money. People believe, just like bank, everywhere, crores of rupees they are collecting daily because people know, "As soon as I shall want the money, it will be paid." So baniyas were very honest. By others money, they would prosper, and the money is ready. Because they were doing with commodities, even he has no cash money he can immediately sell something and pay. That was the credit. That was the credit. Then people believed them. The village bankers were these grocers, especially the gold merchants. Therefore the gold merchants were bankers and dealers in gold. Suvarna-vanik. They had position. They have got stock of ornaments, gold ornaments, silver utensils. So you can believe in him, that by putting in his custody one hundred, one thousand rupees he can deliver. At any moment. The bankers. And Rupa Gosvami did it practically. Some money for emergency, some money... Relatives they also expect. That is allowed. So they should be given something. Not that cent percent. At least 25% to the relatives and 25% for personal. And 50% for Krsna. This is the system. So this is called danam. Krsna also says kurusva tad mad-arpanam. "If you want to give in charity, give it to Me." Kurusva tad mad-arpanam. Dadasi yat. "If you have got some capacity to give something, give it to Me." He never said to daridra-narayana. I do not know how they manufactured these things. Krsna says, "Give it to Me." He's not daridra. He's Narayana, but He's not daridra. The principle is to give to the richest Narayana, not daridra-narayana. But these rascals misinterpret that daridra has become Narayana. How daridra can become Narayana? This is going on. And therefore there is no effect. There is no effect. See from practical what Vivekananda has done? But they have made propaganda, false propaganda, they have got roads. In a city like Bombay, big road, Vivekananda. But they do not care what Vivekananda has done.
Devotee: Even they got road, in the road so many nonsense going on.
Prabhupada: That every road is there. We have no such thing. (Hindi) But he's not recognized in... Wherefrom he has got the advertisement that in America he has done tremendous work. What they have done?
Giriraja: The government may like to popularize him because he preached the cult of "work hard."
Prabhupada: What "work hard" he has... (indistinct)
Devotee: Other day one man was telling me they bought two of your Bhagavatams, Ramakrishna Mission. He said that one Ranganath Swami from South India, from Hyderabad was lecturing there but he was... When he was lecturing he had your Bhagavatam, First Canto, Part One in his hand and he was speaking from there. (laughter) I said it is very good.
Prabhupada: (Hindi) Give him prasada. (Hindi)
Devotee: Many acaryas, they imitate you. They read your books and take some of this part and what is useful for them they use on their lecture. How we should stop them? [break]
Hari-sauri: At least part of the lecture's going to be all right.
Prabhupada: They cannot utilize my writing in their favor.
Devotee: No, some of the thing they take for their favor. They glory their own. They read your books and they glorify their own.
Prabhupada: No that is...
Devotee: So we should stop them like that.
Prabhupada: No, no. Don't stop. They cannot do it.
Gopala Krsna: It means that Prabhupada has influenced them to say what Prabhupada has written.
Prabhupada: Ranganath was speaking from my book?
Devotee: Yes, he was quoting that sloka, I remember from First Canto, Part One. That one our life members... They were all the... All the big people, they goes there. So he told me when he came, he took a Bhagavatam. He said that today Ranganath had your book. I said that they had bought two books from me. He opened that like this. Then he saw the cover of our book so he was quoting sloka from that and he was reading the purport and giving speech on that, because there is no such edition in English on Bhagavatam except yours. So that I was very much pleased actually when I heard that.
Prabhupada: In the beginning also they purchased. When I published three copies in Delhi they purchased because such translation is not there. So, that is all.
Devotee: Jaya Srila Prabhupada. (end)

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