Morning Walk

March 5, 1976, Mayapur
Gopala Krsna: ...for getting a big display inside. And I got him to agree to only seventeen point five percent commission, which is very reasonable.
Prabhupada: All right. Let them send. [break] ...is compared with a rose flower without flavor. Man with education is compared with the koi. (cuckoo bird) Kokilanam svaro rupam. The bird, koi, is very black, but his sound, sweet, so sweet, everyone likes. Kokilanam svaro-rupam vidya-rupam ku-rupanam, nari-rupam pati-vratah. And woman's beauty is how she is chaste and devoted to the husband. That is beauty, not personal beauty. Vidya-rupam ku-rupanam. And education is the beauty for the brain. And the beauty of the koi is her sweet voice. Ksama-rupam tapasvinah. And those who are saintly person, they should be simply forgiving. That is their beauty.
Hamsaduta: Forgiving?
Pusta Krsna: Forgiving.
Prabhupada: Forgiving. Ksama-rupam tapasvinah. Did Christ said that "Father, they did not know..."?
Hamsaduta: Yeah. "Forgive them, for they know not what they do. Forgive them for they know not..."
Prabhupada: Just see how much forgiving. This is saintly character. They're killing, and still forgiving. Ksama-rupam tapasvinah. Christ is very ideal character, but these Christians, they not dignified him-degraded. So you can get on?
Gopala Krsna: Yeah. [break]
Prabhupada: ...how to respect food grain. This is Krsna consciousness. Everyone should understand, "This food grain is supplied by Krsna for our living. How can I disrespect?" This is Krsna consciousness. Therefore we say, prasada-seva, not "prasada eating." Prasada-seva. Prasada should be accepted as Krsna. And our eating means to serve Krsna. "Krsna has given. Eat them. Yes. That's all."
And at the same time also chant, "Oh, Krsna is so kind. We are hungry, we are so greedy, and He has given so nice prasadam." This is Krsna consciousness.
Pusta Krsna: Sometimes we have difficulty discriminating where the enjoying spirit stops and where the service spirit begins, especially when we take prasadam.
Prabhupada: No, you should remember it is Krsna's mercy. Then it is all right. Actually everything is Krsna's mercy. Without Krsna's mercy, you cannot live even for a moment. You should always remember. Krsna bado dayamaya. That is Krsna consciousness. Krsna bada dayamaya karibare jihva jaya, sva-prasada-anna dila bhai.
Hari-sauri: So if one cooks according to one's own tastes, and then offers it to the Deity, that is not so good.
Prabhupada: Oh, you have to learn this now?
Hari-sauri: No, I'm just parrotting.
Pusta Krsna: So is it that everything we do, are we trying to make some mental adjustment, that "We're taking prasadam..."?
Prabhupada: Mental adjustment is nonsense. No mental adj... Actual. Mental adjustment is material. You have to follow the orders of superior. There is no question of mental adjustment. [break] You get all your necessities of life from the earth. Now, you get food, you get drinking water, you get shelter, bamboo. These things will... You get cotton. So what is that slogan? Kapara...?
Gopala Krsna: Roti kapara makan.
Prabhupada: Ah, everything, yes. Roti is there, kapara is there, and makan is there. And wherefrom it is coming? Sarva-kama-dugha mahi. From earth. Why you are after factories? The mother earth is giving you everything. Therefore he's called mother. Seven mothers... One of the mothers is this earth. Dhenu dhatri tatha prthvi sapteti matari smrtah. Dhenu means cow, and dhatri means nurse. Tatha prthvi. Prthvi means this land. So they are taking care of the land, nationalists, and killing the other mother, dhenu. A rascal civilization. If you are taking care of mother, you must take care of all mothers. No, they are mad after the land, but killing the other mother, dhenu. This is called rascaldom. [break] ...to give all comforts to the human brother, and they are sending the animal brother to slaughterhouse. What is this Communist? If you are Communist, if you are equal to all your brothers, why you should discriminate? And our communism is that even there is a snake in your home, you must see that he is not starving. This is spiritual communism. Nobody likes snake. Everyone kills. But sastra says, "Even a snake is there at your home, you must see that he's not starving." This is communism, perfect. What are these he is collecting?
Devotee: Eggplant.
Prabhupada: Eggplant? [break] Not of the sun but of the mist, one who is driving away, "Get out!" Now, just see. He is becoming pure. Yahan krsna tahan nahi mayara adhikara. Immediately there is Krsna, there is no more maya. (end)

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