Room Conversation

February 19, 1977, Mayapura
Prabhupada: ...and actually for the benefit of the human society. They have no other desire.
Hari-sauri: No, they can't stop this movement. It's not possible to stop this movement now.
Prabhupada: No, it is not possible. That I'm certain. It is advertising indirectly. (laughs)
Hari-sauri: Will things get physically violent?
Prabhupada: Well, the violence there may be. It doesn't matter.
Hari-sauri: We should... If we have to, we can...
Prabhupada: Oh, yes. We must... Self-protection must be there.
Hari-sauri: Because now with these kidnappings it seems that we may have to...
Prabhupada: Fight!
Hari-sauri: Then we'll have to fight.
Prabhupada: Oh, yes. Why not? Kill them.
Hari-sauri: Yes. If we don't get protection from the government, then what can we do?
Prabhupada: Oh, you must kill them. Tit for tat. As soon as we detect that "Here is deprogrammer and kidnapper," kill him. Finish!
Hari-sauri: And if we go to court, then it's self-defense.
Prabhupada: Yes. At least give him some good lesson. Yes.
Hari-sauri: Yes. Definitely.
Prabhupada: That should be done.
Hari-sauri: We fought with demons once or twice before that have attacked the temple. We ought to give 'em a good hiding.
Prabhupada: There is civil war. Why not this?
Hari-sauri: Yes. This is... This is a big fight now.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Hari-sauri: (laughs) You're the world's greatest revolutionary.
(Prabhupada laughs) [break]
Hari-sauri: Now that we're being attacked like this physically...
Prabhupada: So we must attack them also.
Hari-sauri: Should we actually have a training program so that our...
Prabhupada: No.
Hari-sauri: ... we'd know how to defend? Like you were saying varnasrama...
Prabhupada: Yes.
Hari-sauri: ...system there must be ksatriya and everything like that.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Hari-sauri: Should we actually start to...
Prabhupada: Train.
Hari-sauri: ...train up some of our men so they know how to fight?
Prabhupada: Yes, why not?
Hari-sauri: 'Cause we have men who know how to use guns. They practice a little. But on the whole, our devotees don't... They're not...
Prabhupada: They are not trained up.
Hari-sauri: Trained up to be able to defend themselves, and these people are professional gundas.
Prabhupada: That...? What is that? "Kivat?" They practice self-defense?
Hari-sauri: Karate.
Prabhupada: Karate.
Hari-sauri: There's different forms of self-defense. (end)

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