Morning Walk

July 20, 1976, New York
Prabhupada: Mind's business is restlessness. Where is surprising? Therefore we have to fix up our mind on the lotus feet of Krsna. Otherwise there is no way. It is very restless. That is the nature. The yogis, they try to control the mind by mechanical process-dhyana, dharana, asana, pranayama. [break] Cigarette is, I think, advertised, "Nobody is lower than me." That means no other cigarette is lower in poisonous effect. In a different way it is advertised. "Nobody is lower than me." Humble.
Adi-kesava: Who is that, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Cigarette is full of poison. It is being advertised, "Nobody is lower than me."
Adi-kesava: Oh, yes, the tar content.
Prabhupada: That means "I am first, I am first class." Less poison. "Nobody contains lower poison than me." [break] ...city, when it was constructed?
Tamala Krsna: A lot of the buildings are from the early 1800s, 1850. Like the Museum of Natural History that we visited, that was 1869. It was settled even earlier than that.
Hrdayananda: It was always a very important city. For almost two or three hundred years it's been a very important city for trade, business, commerce.
Prabhupada: When you first settled?
Tamala Krsna: In the 1600s.
Adi-kesava: It was settled by the Dutch in the 1600s. That's three hundred years ago.
Hrdayananda: Called New Amsterdam.
Pusta Krsna: Some Indians were living here on this island, and the Dutch people, they bribed them or traded it for about thirty dollars' worth of jewels and trinkets.
Hrdayananda: The Dutch were defeated by the British, and the British took New York.
Prabhupada: Yo bala maluk taya (?): "Might is right."[break] ...right is going on now also, but under some plea, United Nations. Where is unity? [break] Sometimes I stayed in this house. Eighty-seventh Street? No.
Tamala Krsna: This is not Eighty-seventh, Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: Where?
Tripurari: Seventy-second and Amsterdam. [break]
Prabhupada: ...station like this.
Passerby: Bless your heart.
Tamala Krsna: Wow, he said, "Bless your heart."
Passerby: What's the scoop?
Devotees: Hare Krsna.
Passerby: Hare Krsna? How about Christ Jesus?
Pusta Krsna: How about Hare Krsna as father?
Passerby: Father? His father? 'Fraid not, fella. You'll meet your father.
Prabhupada: Drunkard? No.
Hrdayananda: Crazy.
Prabhupada: This is Amsterdam? Cross street? No.
Devotee: Seventy-fifth Street.
Hrdayananda: Yes, this is Amsterdam.
Prabhupada: Everywhere I see that poster.
Tamala Krsna: Tosana Krsna, he was doing that for about three weeks in a row.
Adi-kesava: All night long.
Prabhupada: He would go out all night long for about three weeks, putting those posters up everywhere.
Hrdayananda: This is tall. Tamala, this is an older section?
Tamala Krsna: Well, not that old. These buildings were built in the '30s, '40s.
Prabhupada: We are going to the Riverside?
Tamala Krsna: Yes, Riverside Park. Would have been faster, wouldn't it, to go down on Westside Drive? [break]
Prabhupada: I was coming here daily for cooking my food.
Hrdayananda: Purchasing food?
Prabhupada: Cooking.
Pusta Krsna: In the park, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: At one Dr. Mishra's house. In my apartment there was no kitchen. [break] There was some news. Their machine has gone to Mars planet.
Hari-sauri: Machine is?
Prabhupada: They sent some machine?
Hari-sauri: To Mars?
Atreya Rsi: To picture, to take pictures around the Mars, to take pictures, and they have found on Mars signs of life and water. They have taken many close pictures.
Hari-sauri: Of Arizona.
Prabhupada: No, they know that this time if they say there is no life, then there is no interest. This time another falsehood.
Hari-sauri: Maybe some life this time.
Prabhupada: Some new falsehood.
Atreya Rsi: All the things that they have found has put doubt of their previous discoveries. They have put... They say this themselves, that it has revolutionized all their knowledge by some pictures they have now. [break]
Prabhupada: ...the solid stone, and still, life is coming, and they say there is no life. [break] In the moon planet there is sand, but wherefrom the sand came? Without water, where is the experience of sand?
Atreya Rsi: Sand, yes.
Prabhupada: Sand. We get sand from the water. So unless there was water, how there is sand? Who will answer this?
Jagadisa: Desert, like the desert.
Prabhupada: Yes, there was water. There was water. You cannot say that sand has come automatically. It comes from... What is that sand? It's soda-silicate. The water is soda, full of soda, and from that, sand comes. You are chemist. You know soda silicate?
Pusta Krsna: Excuse me?
Atreya Rsi: Brahma-tirtha prabhu, Bob Cohen, is a geologist. He just got initiated yesterday.
Prabhupada: Hm. Oh, yes.
Atreya Rsi: He's the Peace Corps devotee from India? He is a scientist in the field of geology, studies the earth and how these formations come, and he's working with the scientists to prove their misunderstandings, their false claims.
Prabhupada: No, without water there cannot be sand.
Hari-sauri:. So early in the moon's history, when it was first formed, when there was gaseous clouds, then there was the water in the atmosphere...
Prabhupada: There was water?
Hari-sauri: But then, due to the atmosphere being dry, not being any atmosphere, now it's just rocks and dust.
Prabhupada: Why the atmosphere changed? There was water? Why the atmosphere changed? [break] ...is water, there must be vegetation. So where those vegetation gone? All false propaganda. Even in the sea you'll find seaweed. Is it not? So as soon as there is water, there must be vegetation. And without water, sand does not come. If there is sand, there is water, there is vegetation.
Hari-sauri: So if there was originally an atmosphere, why is it not there now?
Prabhupada: These are all rascal, "atmosphere." What atmosphere? Whole world is made of these material elements. Why the atmosphere should be different? Maybe more or less; that is another thing. Just like in the Western country it is very cool and the Eastern it is country hot. But that does not mean everything is changed.
Atreya Rsi: On this planet we have certain elements, like iron, water, or sand. Could there be other elements on other planets, new elements?
Prabhupada: No. No.
Atreya Rsi: Same elements.
Prabhupada: More or less. Just like in the heavenly planets it is said that the roads are built with pearls. So there is more pearl. Here is also. The pearl quantity is there. Therefore they pave on the road.
Hari-sauri: You told us, in Hawaii, they had emeralds as big as huge boulders.
Prabhupada: Oh, yes.
Hari-sauri: Yes, big rocks, like this, when we were walking in Hawaii.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Hari-sauri: And the beaches are made of gems.
Prabhupada: Yes, so what is the difficulty? This is also stone; that is also stone. That is valuable stone, that's all-valuable in your eye.
Gurudasa: So kalpa-vrksa is the topmost, and this is perverted.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Gurudasa: So the moon planet is said to be high planet, but sand is not as nice as vegetation. How is that?
Prabhupada: Hmm?
Gurudasa: The moon planet is said to be higher planet, but sand is not...
Prabhupada: No, no, they say that moon planet, there is sand. They have brought sand. I say, "Wherefrom the sand came unless there is water?"
Gurudasa: Yes.
Devotee (1): Came from Arizona. (laughter)
Hari-sauri: Actually when they brought that dust, they said they brought that dust back, they made the point that it's just like the dust here. That's the same things again. You pointed out, "Why they are mentioning Arizona when they're talking about Mars?"
Prabhupada: Yes.
Hari-sauri: That means they've never been past Arizona.
Prabhupada: All business is going on in Arizona.
Gurudasa: You once said there is a gross and subtle part of the moon planet. Is that so? No.
Prabhupada: No.
Gurudasa: You said one who had qualification could get to the actual moon planet.
Prabhupada: Moon is one. There are not so many moons. Moon is one. You can go to the moon. By ritualistic ceremony you can get there ten thousands of years life and enjoy. That is the heavenly planet.
Gurudasa: So they have not at all gone there.
Prabhupada: All false propaganda.
Hari-sauri: I think we should go back now, Srila Prabhupada. [break]
Prabhupada: Planet is full of life. Jana-(indistinct). All kinds of animals are there.
Jagadisa: Even in the Arizona desert there are different kinds of life.
Prabhupada: Yes. There must be. [break] ...use of going to the Mars planet. What is their idea?
Atreya Rsi: They constantly want to discover more and more so that they can claim that they are lords.
Prabhupada: But what is that discovery?
Radhavallabha: Scientific knowledge.
Prabhupada: You simply go and see? That's all?
Atreya Rsi: There is no really purpose, Srila Prabhupada, no valid purpose.
Radhavallabha: They consider it advancement of knowledge.
Prabhupada: This is not advancement of...
Gurudasa: They want to colonize because there is overpopulation on this planet.
Prabhupada: Eh? Another rascal. (laughter)
Gurudasa: They want to put the American flag on the moon and say, "It is ours."
Prabhupada: And then lick up. "Here is American flag." (laughter) And then doglike urine(?) (within?) (laughter) So lick up, then doglike urine(?) (women?). It is useless. (laughter) Dog's business. [break]
Pusta Krsna: Srila Prabhupada, they feel they should explore the unknown.
Prabhupada: That will remain everlastingly unknown. They'll never be able to push. Panthas tu koti-sata-vatsara-sampragamyah. What is this speed? Even with the speed of mind and air they go many, many millions of years, it will still be... This verse of Brahma-samhita, panthas tu koti-sata-vatsara-sampragamyo vayor athapi manaso muni-pungavanam, so 'py asti avicintya-tattve [Bs. 5.34]. It is inconceivable. It will never be done. They have some vague idea, "There is no life. There is this. There is that." That's... Real knowledge they'll never get. Real knowledge you'll get from Bhagavata.
Radhavallabha: They don't even know what is inside the ocean, what to speak of other planets.
Prabhupada: And if they take photograph of the ocean, what they will understand what is within the ocean? Suppose they have taken photograph of the ocean. Does it mean the full knowledge of ocean?
Atreya Rsi: Only speculation, only speculation.
Prabhupada: Simply speculation. They are bluffing, "We have taken photograph." Suppose you have taken photograph. Does it mean that you have known everything? Nonsense.
Hari-sauri: They don't even know all the species of life here, so how will they know which one's there?
Gurudasa: Just like when a photograph of a person is there, it doesn't mean they know what is inside.
Prabhupada: But they bluff, "We have taken photograph." And what you have known about it? Simply bluff.
Hari-sauri: The whole thing is so childish, it's...
Radhavallabha: They tried to find the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean, and their submarine snapped in half and they all died. There's too much pressure. [break]
Prabhupada: How life is coming by force? And they say there is no soul.
Hari-sauri: You made the point the other day during massage that even though our building is twelve stories high and it's made of steel and concrete, still, there's small plants growing straight out of the cement.
Prabhupada: Yes. [break] They do not go to the sun planet. What is the reason?
Tripurari: They say that no life there.
Prabhupada: Again life, no life.
Tripurari: They think it's too hot for life to exist there.
Prabhupada: So how Krsna was there?
Radhavallabha: They don't believe that.
Prabhupada: So how can I believe you? If you don't believe Krsna, shall I have to believe you?
Radhavallabha: They have calculated that as soon as you come within a certain amount, a billion miles of the sun...
Prabhupada: That is you. That is you, not Krsna. That is the difference between you and Krsna.
Radhavallabha: [break] Across the river, there was reports from many people that one ship landed from another planet.
Prabhupada: Huh?
Radhavallabha: Across the river there were reports from many people that a ship from another planet landed and took soil samples and then left. And everyone reported that saw, they were very much afraid.
Tamala Krsna: A thief suspects everyone as being a thief. So everybody's afraid because they know that they would attack everybody else. Therefore they think everyone else is in the same mood. They never think of people from other planets as being friendly. They always consider that they will immediately try to kill everyone and conquer, because that's what they would do. That's their business.
Radhavallabha: About thirty or forty years ago a man named Orson Welles did a..., he had a radio show, and just as a joke he started giving a news report that the Martians had landed, and people were panicking. They were trying to leave the city in cars in huge numbers.
Prabhupada: Hm?
Bali-mardana: Thousands of people started to leave the city in fear. I think it was on April Fools? It was just a joke.
Hari-sauri: We can go down to the right, Srila Prabhupada. [break]
Prabhupada: ...difference between a sudra and brahmana. A sudra can be misled at any moment. That is stated in... Stri sudra. Woman and sudra on the same class. You can mislead them by high talkings: "Oh, I am coming from Indian prince." They come here, marry some European, and go to India and then engage him (her) for collecting water in bucket. One Muhammadan crewman, a vagabond, he bluffed one girl that "I am coming from Muhammadan prince family." Then she married, and she went to Allahabad, and she was given borakha and she was living in a hut, and then she was bringing water from the street. She wrote a letter to the Viceroy that "This is my position." Then police came and rescued her and sent her. [break]
Gurudasa: ...Panca-tantra about a jackal who poses as a king. He has blue dye on, so they think he's special, but when he heard other jackals, all he could do was howl, and he was exposed. [break]
Prabhupada: ...Tamala Krsna?
Bali-mardana: He's here, Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: Now there should be one rule that unless they are husband-wife, man and woman should not worship together.
Pusta Krsna: On the altar.
Prabhupada: Yes. Strictly prohibited.
Tamala Krsna: On the same altar.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krsna: Different altars is all right, but not the same altar.
Prabhupada: No, different quarters... They should not go to the...
Pusta Krsna: They should not be brought before the Deities.
Tamala Krsna: Alone.
Hari-sauri: In the kitchen or...
Prabhupada: Man and woman together should not worship unless they are husband and wife.
Tamala Krsna: Never be alone. So just because they are married to someone else, that is not... They must be married to each other.
Prabhupada: No, no, they must be together, the man and the woman. The husband-wife can go, not others.
Tamala Krsna: In most temples that is not the system right now.
Prabhupada: No, that system should be introduced. The husband-wife together can go to worship the Deity. If they are not related as husband, they should not go.
Pusta Krsna: What about a situation like this, where the husband and wife are worshiping but also some other brahmacaris are also worshiping?
Prabhupada: Still, that is some protection. The husband is there. The woman means her husband must be there. Which one? Our car?
Hari-sauri: He's bringing it. He's bringing it up to this road here, Srila Prabhupada. [break]
Tamala Krsna: ...dogs and cats.
Prabhupada: Not cows.
Tamala Krsna: No, no, cows are meant for eating, for food. It's all about dogs.
Ramesvara: So no woman who is married should work with the Deities unless her husband is right there? What if the husband is a book distributor? [break]
Tamala Krsna: That walking place?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krsna: Prabhupada will be leaving for the airport tonight.
Pusta Krsna: About six-fifteen at the latest.
Tamala Krsna: Six, six-fifteen.
Ramesvara: Oh, yes, six o'clock.
Tamala Krsna: Adi-kesava, you have to make arrangements, garlands, flowers, devotees. [break] ...museum.
Prabhupada: Which museum?
Tamala Krsna: Museum of Natural History. Three hours we spent there, and we got a big headache.
Prabhupada: Three hours?
Tamala Krsna: Yes, we got a headache.
Prabhupada: Seeing only dead bodies?
Ramesvara: Dead bodies.
Tamala Krsna: Stuffed dead bodies.
Ramesvara: They have this one display trying to prove that..., the Darwin theory of evolution. They have these bones, and they say this proves how man was formerly like an ape or a monkey. Now he has become more civilized.
Prabhupada: So where is Darwin's bones?
Ramesvara: Then they have one display showing...
Prabhupada: No, no, Darwin got all this knowledge. His bones should be studied first, how he got so much knowledge. And from which monkey he came. By studying the bones, discover it.
Tamala Krsna: Complete concoction.
Prabhupada: Ask them to find out from which monkey the Darwin's bone has come. They may decide. Study the bones of Darwin. And spoiling public money in this way. [break]
Ramesvara: ...each display they have some background artwork very expertly done. Say they have a display of a tiger. They have a painting of the forest in the background, and it's very well done. They spend a lot of money, with lighting systems.
Tamala Krsna: But none of the exhibits are moving. [break]
Ramesvara: ...for one display of the different stages of the embryo growing. So to have this display they used actual dead aborted babies. They have them mounted in the display case, the dead babies that they have killed.
Prabhupada: Killed?
Ramesvara: Aborted babies. They have taken their tiny little bodies and put them in a display, so you can see the baby at two months, at four months, at six months, at eight months. Like that.
Prabhupada: How it is growing.
Ramesvara: Yes, the different...
Prabhupada: No, no, how it is growing? When it was put into the bottle, why it did not grow? It remained as it is.
Ramesvara: They say because they severed its connection with the mother.
Prabhupada: That means the baby has grown from the mother. So mother is life. That is the proof. Otherwise how the baby has grown? You cannot say that life can be grown out of matter.
Ramesvara: Life from life.
Prabhupada: As soon as they say that "It has grown from the mother," the mother is life.
Ramesvara: Life from life.
Prabhupada: That's it.
Ramesvara: No one thinks like that.
Prabhupada: They are all rascals, therefore I say. They have no common sense, all rascals, dull. By eating meat they are... They may be like tigers or dogs, but they are not human beings. They may have strength of a tiger or barking capacity like a dog, but they are not human being. Useless. They cannot be used for anything human benefit, useless. We should take them like that, that "You may be a tiger, you may be a lion, you may be a dog, but you are not a human being. We do not accept you." A tiger is very powerful than ordinary human being, but that does not mean that a tiger is useful than the human being. That is not the way. [break] ...I ask, natural answer you gave, "Because it is disconnected with the mother." That is natural answer. Then how you can say the life has come from matter? Immediately you are captured. Can you say like that, that life has come without life? And they are making us believe like that.
Ramesvara: The body is matter.
Prabhupada: That's all right.
Ramesvara: So at a certain stage life enters it.
Prabhupada: Eh?
Ramesvara: At a certain stage...
Prabhupada: Yes.
Ramesvara: ...of development the life enters.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Ramesvara: Therefore they say they can abort the baby. They say that...
Prabhupada: That they do not know, when the soul enters. The soul enters in the first night when pregnancy begins. Otherwise how it will grow? Life begins from that point. It grows one day, two day, three day, five day, one month, three months, like that. But the growing, growth, begins from that very point. If the life has got shelter between the two secretions of father and mother, then it grows.
Ramesvara: That is the only explanation.
Prabhupada: That is the only explanation.
Ramesvara: They are very bewildered. They cannot imagine how a cell within the body is growing. They cannot imagine that there is a soul within it. Or a plant from a seed. They can never understand these things. Actually it's a fact. When we studied in biology before we became devotees, they never explained how the tree comes from the seed.
Prabhupada: The seed creates a favorable situation, and the life comes. On account of the life's presence, it grows, it develops. This is right explanation.
Pusta Krsna: Sometimes we say, Srila Prabhupada, that when the body is useless, then the soul leaves, just like giving up an old pair of clothes. But sometimes we see that someone in very good health, youthful, all of a sudden they give up their body.
Prabhupada: You are very healthy. Is there any guarantee that you will not die?
Pusta Krsna: No, there's no guarantee.
Prabhupada: That is the life.(?) You may be very stout and strong. The death may take from so many causes. It does not depend on your healthy body.
Pusta Krsna: When you say that we are kicked out, is it literally that we are kicked out of this body?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Pusta Krsna: Even if one is very attached.
Prabhupada: Yes. (end)

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