Arrival Speech

July 28, 1976, Paris
(begins in car)
Bhagavan: ...devotees came, and we carried Jagannatha around the land. It was very blazing hot, and we stopped at one point to read Caitanya-caritamrta, the part where Lord Caitanya is going in front of the Ratha cart. And thunder came and lightning, and it started to rain. [break] (lecture:)
Prabhupada: Ksetra-jnakhya tatha para. Avidya karma sangah anya trtiya saktir isyate. Visnu-sakti, Visnu, the supreme controller, all-pervading Godhead, Visnu, He and His potency, visnu-sakti para proktah, both of them are transcendental. (someone translates into French throughout) So the Visnu-sakti potency is one. Another reflection of the Visnu-sakti is karma-sanga anya, that is, you have to work. That is called trtiya, the third, karma-sanga, where you have to work. The idea is that original Visnu potency, you haven't got to work. Everything is supplied automatically. And the avidya karma-sanga anya, and the other reflection or perverted reflection, is this material world. Just like you have recited this verse, cintamani-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vrksa-laksavrtesu surabhir abhipalayantam [Bs. 5.29]. In the spiritual world the trees are desire treemeans whatever we want, we can getwhereas in this material world, trees are not like that, they are limited potency. The cows there, unlimited potency. Surabhi means you can milk out as many times as you like, and as much as you like. So the idea is the spiritual world means there is no need of endeavoring for getting anything; everything is there automatically. And the material world, we have got experience, for everything we have to work so hard, then we can get something. So actually this material world is perverted reflection. Just like this body, without the spirit soul, it is useless; similarly, this material world, even if there is no spiritual touch, it is useless. So the more you spiritualize the whole atmosphere, the more you become sufficient and happy. This Krsna consciousness movement is for that purpose. People cannot understand it. They think that "These people are not working, simply chanting and dancing and eating." But that is our business. (laughter) Without working, we can have everything sufficiently. So stick to this Krsna consciousness. You are already advanced. That is my request. Don't deviate. You'll have never any want. That's a fact. It is not my invention, it is the statement of Krsna. Tesam nityabhiyuktanam yoga-ksemam vahamy aham [Bg. 9.22]. Nityabhiyukta, those who are constantly engaged in Krsna business, whatever they want, Krsna is personally interested to supply it. So without any hesitation, stick to this Krsna consciousness, everything will be amply supplied. Whatever you need, that will be supplied, and whatever you have got already, that will be given protection. Yoga-ksemam vahamy aham [Bg. 9.22]. Not that we shall be indolent and lazy. No. We shall utilize our energy for giving service to Krsna. That actually we are engaged. We are not lazy. Every one of us is engaged in some sort of service for Krsna. So that is my request, that I am now getting old, and that you stick to this principle, and you'll remain always happy. I think this is for the fourth time I have come here? So I find you very happy. Continue, and whenever I shall come, I shall see you happy. Thank you very much. (end)

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