Evening Darsana

July 10, 1976, New York
Prabhupada: That was not killing. So instead of wasting his time, he said "I don't care for your Vedas. It is my order that you stop if you love me." Here is... You cannot open slaughterhouse, giving reference to the Vedas or any sacrifice, either in the Muhammadans, Jews and everyone. They also make sacrifice. One day in the year they sacrifice. It is not that they recommend open slaughterhouse. This is all nonsense, raksasa. That sacrifice also recommended in this sense, that you cannot stop animal killing; there will be a class of men who'll eat meat. To give them some concession, so this is recommended, "All right, if you want to eat meat, you sacrifice." Amongst the Hindus, just like Kali-puja, Durga-puja, the animal-eaters, they are given this concession, that "If you want to eat meat, you just worship Goddess Kali," and this Goddess Kali worshiping is recommended on the amavasya, on the dark moon night, one day in a month, and the dead of night. So if one goes on eating meat in this way, one day in a month and dead of night, then he automatically will give it up. "So much botheration. Better give it up." Actually denies. "Yes, you can eat once in a month and at the dead of night, when everyone will sleep, nobody can hear the screaming of the animal." These are the recommendations. That is indirectly denying. If one is intelligent, he'll accept it that "Why so much botheration for eating meat? Better give it up."
Devotee (1): Srila Prabhupada, there are so many gurus...
Prabhupada: No, we are not talking of so many gurus... We are talking of real guru. That's all, real guru. Real guru is he who talks in disciplic succession of Krsna. Evam parampara-praptam imam rajarsayo viduh [Bg. 4.2]. That is guru. The bhumi-phala (?) guru is no guru. Avaisnavo gurur na sa syat. "Anyone who is not Vaisnava, he is not guru." Or He says in the Bhagavad-gita, Bhagavan, ya idam paramam guhyam mad-bhaktesv abhidhasyati [Bg 18.68]. Find out this. He is guru who is preaching what Krsna has taught. He is guru, not that anyone and everyone becomes guru. No. If you want to be cheated by such rascal guru, that is your business, but who is guru, that is stated in the Bhagavad-gita. No? Anyone who preaches the teachings of Krsna, he is guru. Caitanya Mahaprabhu also says, amara ajnaya guru hana tara' ei desa: [Cc. Madhya 7.128] "You become a guru on My order." "How shall I become guru? I have no knowledge." Oh, you don't require any knowledge to manufacture. Yare dekha, tare kaha krsna-upadesa: [Cc. Madhya 7.128] "Simply repeat the instruction of Krsna, you become guru." Everyone can become. The instruction is there. Krsna says, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja [Bg. 18.66]. We say the same thing, not that I have become Krsna, not my... You say that "Surrender to Krsna." Then you become guru. Krsna instruction, not to become Krsna. If you want to become Krsna, then you are not guru; you are cheater. Suppose you are working for master. If you say, "My master has fixed up this price. You cannot change it," then you are honest salesman. And if you place yourself that "I am the master," then you are cheater. The cheater cannot be teacher. Teacher is he who simply teaches what Krsna has said, that's all. He's teacher. That is not difficult. Everyone can do. Therefore Caitanya Mahaprabhu says, yare dekha, tare kaha krsna-upadesa: [Cc. Madhya 7.128] "Whomever you meet, you simply speak to him the instruction of Krsna." Then you become guru. And if you don't say that, if you manufacture your own words, then you are cheater, you are not teacher. So the so-called gurus, they are cheater. They want to become Krsna. Therefore they are cheater. And it is very easy thing. If you cheat people that "You take this mantra, and you become God..." Is God so easy thing, to become God? But they want to be cheated. "Purchasing mantra, I shall become God." They want to be cheated. They do not think that "Whether I can actually become God?" They do not take the weight of His existence. Hare Krsna. Jaya. So what is the time now.
Devotees: (offer obeisances)
Prabhupada: Prasadam (Hindi) (end)

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