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Morning Walk

March 26, 1976, Delhi
(in car)
Prabhupada: ...mana, buddhi, ahankara. And then false identification, ahankara, then soul. And the soul is so fine. I have given the definition. How they can see, "There is soul"? Dr. Kapoor: But in the atma, you see.... You have given a very beautiful description. The smaller the partas they call it, potencymore powerful it becomes. So you see, they think that the bigger thing is more powerful, but here science has also proved that greater the potency, the smaller the dose, smaller the size. So similarly, as you describe that what is soul? It's fractional, fractional, fractional, fractional.
Prabhupada: Yes. Fractional. It is smaller than the atom.
Dr. Kapoor: Final measure, the smallest fraction of anything, is soul.
Prabhupada: One ten-thousandth part of the top of the hair.
Dr. Kapoor: Sir, even that has been measured by measuring instrument. I think it is.... You can describe it. But it is smaller part, infinite smallest part of an atom.
Prabhupada: Yes, it has been measured out. How the measurement is stated? It doesn't.... When the statement is there about the measurement of the soul, it was done. Otherwise how it is described in the sastra? (breakwalk)
Pusta Krsna: The last few days, as guests have been coming to greet you, practically everyone who you've had a conversation with has brought up this question, What is good and what is bad, what is sinful activity?
Prabhupada: Hm? What?
Pusta Krsna: It seems that people have great difficulty discriminating today between good and bad.
Prabhupada: So what is your answer?
Pusta Krsna: You've answered very nicely that whatever the authority says is good is good, and whatever the supreme authority says is bad is bad. Independently of what our own way of thinking is, we have to ultimately answer to the supreme authority. Even that lady, she gave the example that in society certain things are good, but they've bent the law, that things which were once bad, they are now accepted as good. So you explained that whatever the authority says is good is good. So the only difference I can see is that the goodness and the badness that Krsna has defined are eternal.
Prabhupada: Bad is this material world, and good is spiritual world. In the material world the discrimination of good and bad is mental concoction.
Prabhupada: Dvaite bhadrabhadra sakali samana.
Pusta Krsna: So pious activity is that activity which brings us to the spiritual world, and impious activity, activity which roots us here? Or are even the pious activities of the material world considered bad?
Prabhupada: Pious activities or impious activities in this material world, they are the same.
Yadubara: Does one have a better chance of reaching to the spiritual platform if he is performing pious activities?
Prabhupada: Yes. Chance, not sure. Just like charity is pious activities, but if the charity by chance it is given to a Vaisnava, then it becomes a lift for spiritual. And charity given for opening hospital, it is the same, impious activity. People are inclined to do something pious just like opening a school, opening hospital, and if you go to such person, that "We want to open a temple," they will not give. "Ah, there are many temples." As if there is no school. There are many schools; still, they will open a school and hospital. But if you go for some charity for opening a temple, "Oh, there are so many temples."
Yadubara: Like last night everyone was giving money for the hospital program, the meeting there.
Prabhupada: Were there any book sale, our?
Yadubara: Some. I think that lady that you preached to the night before last, she bought a Bhagavad-gita.
Prabhupada: She bought. Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna. [break]
Yadubara: ...Srila Prabhupada, that the single elements alone in the body do not have life. The blood does not have life, the air does not have life, and so on. How would you prove that all of them combined together don't have life? How would you prove that?
Prabhupada: No, no. We do not find in the water, in the air, in the fire the five elements, you do not find there is life. So what is this, that life force? They are trying to prove that combination of this, there is life, but actually by analytical study we don't find life. The first example is this breathing. Everyone is under the impression that breathing is life. So when the breathing is stopped, the air is stopped. Just make some artificial way of breathing, bring life.
Yadubara: They may say that that is only one aspect.
Prabhupada: Every aspect you say, rascal. You take water, take fire. Where is life? Just like heat, heat in the body. Heat is fire. So everything you take which constitutes this body, analyze separately and find out life, where is life.
Yadubara: But they may say that a combination produces.
Prabhupada: Combine it. Everything is there. You combine and produce life. Combination produces? Then you combine. Why don't you combine and produce life? Simply speak like rascals. Take. The water is there, the air is there, the fire is thereyou combine together. Now you are so much advanced in scientific knowledge. Combine them and produce life. What is their answer?
Yadubara: They'll say that they can't do it.
Prabhupada: Then why speak, rascal, that there is life? You cannot do. What you cannot do, why do you speak like a nonsense?
Yadubara: They will say nature does it.
Prabhupada: Nature? That means you are rascal. Nature is above you. Then worship nature. Be submissive. You are submissive already. It doesn't matter whether you accept or not; nature is pulling you. Nature is stronger than you. There is no doubt about it. Then why you declare that you are independent? You are not independent. Foolishly declaring independence. As soon as you are dependent, you must have to accept God. You may not know who is God and what is God, but somebody who is controlling you, your activities, He is God.
Cyavana: Prabhupada, in the early fifties the scientists performed an experiment which substantiates their theory that life comes from matter, and they actually created a one-celled being. They made one cell which had life in it. It moved like an amoeba.
Prabhupada: Then why do they not do now? What is the wrong now?
Cyavana: Well, they've done it. They can do it by creating certain conditions.
Prabhupada: But why do they not do?
Cyavana: They use amino acids and water and electricity.
Prabhupada: Bluffing.
Cyavana: But this gave great strength to their theory that life can come from matter because they created a one-celled amoeba. They say they created it, that life actually came into it.
Prabhupada: They said everything, but where is the proof?
Cyavana: Well, the scientists saw it.
Prabhupada: Saw it? Now show us. They saw it at their home.
Cyavana: They put the chemicals, and then it moved. It became alive.
Prabhupada: All rascals.
Yadubara: In so many years they haven't done anything else.
Prabhupada: Just see.
Cyavana: No, that's as far as they got, but it really boosted their theory, at least so that they thought they would be able to create life.
Prabhupada: All rascals.
Dayananda: There's also a scientific argument against that, that there may have been the life conditions or the conditions conducive to life, so therefore life came, but not that that was produced by chemical combination. Just like they're actually opposing that argument, scientific school that opposes the idea that they actually produced the life itself.
Cyavana: Some of them said the life was already there in the water to begin with.
Prabhupada: In the water, life there is; in the air, in.... That is another thing. But life is different from the water. That is our proposal. [break] They are attracted by these varieties of material things, and when time comes he's put into death. Everything is moved from his sight, aside, and he accepts a body of a dog. [break] To accept by compulsion a type of body according to his activities, that he does not.... Now, that big, big minister, Pandit Jawaharlal, he spent so much time and energy for creating this. Now, if after death he has become a dog, then where is the benefit? You cannot say that he has not become a dog. Dehantara-praptih [Bg. 2.13]. One has to accept another body, and what kind of body one has to accept, who will say? The.... His work, what he has done, that will take.
Cyavana: And when you asked him to join us, he said, "I cannot do it."
Prabhupada: No, no, join or not join.... I mean to say that if I see that somebody has become dog next life, you cannot say not, he has not become a dog. You have no proof. [break] ...create a kingdom that you'll not be allowed to stay there in your kingdom, and by your action you have to accept another body. And what kind of body you are going to accept, you do not know. Therefore they deny next birth.
Pusta Krsna: It's just amazing, Srila Prabhupada, how the eternal spirit soul can become so implicated in this material world.
Prabhupada: Implicated by desires. We are desiring always, constantly. So the desire makes your next body. Every living entity in this material world is desiring how to enjoy. What is your question? Eh?
Pusta Krsna: How the eternal spirit soul becomes so completely absorbed that he completely forgets about the future and simply he becomes absorbed in some temporary sense gratification.
Prabhupada: That is material existence. Material existence means to satisfy senses. That is material existence. Don't you see that everyone is planning for some material.... Just that one man is the.... Tamala Krsna was saying that he was eating motorcar. Just see. (laughter) What is the meaning of this? But he is desiring like that, that "I shall be famous man by eating motorcar."
Guru dasa: He's desiring for fame.
Prabhupada: Yes. Everyone can understand, "What is the use of this fame?" but he is desiring. This is going on. That is the cause of his bondage. This life he's desiring to eat motorcar, next life he is desiring to eat something, enjoy something, varieties of mano-dharma, mental concoction, and that is his bondage. Krsna is so kind; whatever he desires, he is given the facility: "All right, take it."
Guru dasa: Srila Prabhupada, is it more natural to love someone else...
Prabhupada: Eh?
Guru dasa: Is it more natural for someone else to enjoy or for ourselves to enjoy?
Prabhupada: No, it is personal, our. You are desiring something, and you get the opportunity.
Guru dasa: So then to love Krsna is unnatural?
Prabhupada: Yes. No, that is natural and everything else unnatural. The principle of loving Krsna is distributed in so many ways. Instead of loving Krsna, loving so many nonsense things, and we are becoming implicated. The principle is love, but instead of loving the right person, you are loving so many things. Hm?
Cyavana: Growing wild.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Dayananda: You told me, "What is the use of becoming a pandita?" So the other day I was in one shop, and the man was asking me about Krsna consciousness, one of the shop owners. So I told him one verse, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja [Bg. 18.66]. He did not know it, but he called over one of his employees. He was a pandita. He was working in the shop as a salesman. So I was thinking that he has become a pandita.
Prabhupada: Become a salesman.
Dayananda: But he's just working in the shop as a salesman.
Prabhupada: And he has become a servant of a person who does not know Sanskrit.
Dayananda: Yes, he does not know anything, but he has become servant.
Guru dasa: [break] ...about some other panditas who wanted to get Narottama dasa Thakura out of the town. So two of his students, one posed as a betel seller and one as a potter. And when the men came to take, kick Narottama dasa Thakura out of the town, they first stopped to get some betel. And the betel seller was quoting Sanskrit verses, and then the potter was also quoting Sanskrit verses. So they thought, "If the betel seller and the potter of this town are such great panditas, what must Narottama dasa Thakura be like?" So they left the town immediately. [break] ...Krsna. Krsna is the ability in man.
Prabhupada: Hm?
Guru dasa: Krsna is the ability in man. Krsna is the ability...
Prabhupada: Krsna is everything.
Guru dasa: Yes. Is it all right to think sometimes when there is some success that it's more due to you than to Krsna? Because you've taught us about Krsna, you've taught us how to speak, etc. In other words, when there's some success, can we think that it's due to you more than to Krsna, or both, or...
Prabhupada: According to sastra, both. Guru-krsna-krpaya paya bhakti-lata-bija [Cc. Madhya 19.151]. By the grace of Krsna one gets guru, and by the grace of guru one gets Krsna. If one is sincerely seeking after Krsna, Krsna gives him a guru, and the guru teaches him how to get Krsna.
Pusta Krsna: Sometimes, Srila Prabhupada, devotees want to know what your greatest pleasure would be.
Prabhupada: Hm?
Pusta Krsna: What your greatest pleasure would be, how you would want your disciples to...
Prabhupada: You all become full Krsna conscious, cent percent Krsna conscious. [break] ...that people are suffering for want of Krsna consciousness. Let them have this Krsna consciousness and become happy. That's all.
Guru dasa: People are very more respectful in Delhi now, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: We have all respect. Amanina manadena. Even who has no respect, we give respect, everyone, not for his material position, but because he is part and parcel of Krsna. [break] ...are also coming here?
Pusta Krsna: Who, Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Gargamuni's vans, six vans?
Pusta Krsna: He's not scheduled to come. Perhaps later on. He had some program scheduled. Srila Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Hm.
Pusta Krsna: Sometimes the question is raised that Lord Caitanya predicted the holy name will be preached in every town and village throughout the world, so to what extent will it be preached?
Prabhupada: That will depend on the preacher.
Pusta Krsna: In other words, will there be preaching centers in every town and village, or will it just be a question of traveling through and preaching to the people and ticking off that we've been there?
Prabhupada: No.
Pusta Krsna: I don't think so.
Prabhupada: Traveling is essential. If possible there may be centers.
Pusta Krsna: But our ambition should not be simply to go to every town and village simply so that we can say we went to every town and village. We should actually try to...
Prabhupada: No, why village? Everywhere you go, town, village, everywhere. Abaddha-karuna-sindhu, nitai katiya mohan, ghare ghare, kare dana, like that. Abaddha-karuna-sindhu, nitai katiya mohan, ghare ghare durlabha prema, kare dana. Brahma durlabha prema kare dana,(?)like that. So ghare ghare. Not only village to village but door to door. Yes.
Pusta Krsna: Preaching engagement is unlimited.
Prabhupada: In the material world the poor man thinks, "Oh, this gentleman has got such big, big house. If I could have one." Eh? And the spiritual world, without desiring there are so many big, big house we have got.
Guru dasa: Everyone can ride in the airplane in the spiritual world because everything is a pleasure trip for Krsna. You've written in a purport in Srimad-Bhagavatam that in the Vaikuntha planets everyone can ride in the airplanes.
Prabhupada: Yes, there is. [break] They say that when they're combined, there will be life, but the way of analysis we suggest is not complete?
Pusta Krsna: The fact remains that even if they have a completely combined body, say a dead body, they still can't bring life back to it.
Prabhupada: Hm?
Pusta Krsna: Even if there is a body that's already combined-say someone has just diedthey still can't bring life back.
Prabhupada: Yes. Hare Krsna. So we shall go this way or that way? Eh?
Pusta Krsna: This way, Srila Prabhupada, into the temple room.
Prabhupada: (breakroom) So what is the news? Your wife and son?
Dhananjaya: They are in Vrndavana, Srila Prabhupada. The mukuta business is doing very well.
Prabhupada: Producing nice mukuta?
Dhananjaya: Yes, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: So you return me my money. I gave twenty thousand? Hm?
Dhananjaya: That will be returned. (end)

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