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To Work Like Cats and Dogs and Die. That is Not Intelligence - Prabhupada 1004

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To Work Like Cats and Dogs and Die. That is Not Intelligence Sandy Nixon: What are the methods used in attaining Kṛṣṇa consciousness? How does one get to... Prabhupāda: Yes, by Kṛṣṇa consciousness you achieve the goal of life. In the present condition we are accepting one body, and we are dying after a few days, then accept another body. And that body is according to your activity. There are 8,400,000 different types of body. You can get any one of them. You'll have to accept one body. That is called transmigration of the soul. So if one is under this consciousness that "I am eternal. Why I am changing body? How to solve it?" that is intelligence. And not to work like cats and dogs and die. That is not intelligence. One who makes solution of this problem, he is intelligent. So therefore this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is the ultimate solution of all problems of life. Sandy Nixon: What transformations does one undergo on the path of Kṛṣṇa consciousness? Prabhupāda: No transformation. The consciousness is there. It is now filled with all rubbish things. You have to cleanse this, and then Kṛṣṇa consciousness... Just like water. Water is, by nature, clear, transparent. But when it is filled up with rubbish things, it is muddy; you cannot see very clearly. But if you filter it, all muddy things, dirty things, then again comes to the original position—clear, transparent water. Sandy Nixon: Does one function better in society as a result of affiliation with Kṛṣṇa consciousness? Prabhupāda: Hmm? Gurudāsa: Does one function in society better after being Kṛṣṇa conscious? Prabhupāda: What is the meaning? Ravīndra-svarūpa: Is he a better citizen? Sandy Nixon: And also sociologically or cultu... Can he work better in the community? Prabhupāda: That you can see practically. They are not drunkards, they are not meat-eaters. From physiological point of view, they are very clean. They will never be attacked with so many diseases. Then they do not eat meat, means that is the most sinful, to kill others for the satisfaction of the tongue. God has given to the human society so many things to eat: nice fruits, nice flowers, nice grains, first-class milk. And from milk you can prepare hundreds of nutritious foods. But they do not know the art. They are maintaining big, big slaughterhouse and eating meat. No discrimination. That means they are not even civilized. When man is not civilized, he kills one animal and eats, because he does not know how to grow food. Just like we have got one farm land, in New Vrindaban. So we are preparing so first-class preparation from milk, the neighbors they come, they are astonished that from milk such nice preparation can be done, hundreds. So that means they are not even civilized, how to prepare nutritious food from milk. Milk... Accepting that cow flesh and blood is very nutritious... That we also admit, but a civilized man utilizes the blood and meat in a different way. The milk is nothing but blood. But it is transformed into milk. And again, from milk you make so many things. You make yogurt, you make curd, you make ghee, so many things. And combination of these milk products with grains, with fruits and vegetables, you make similar hundreds of preparation. So this is civilized life, not that directly kill one animal and eat. That is uncivilized life. You take the—accepting that cow's flesh and blood is very nutritious—you take it in a civilized way. Why you should kill? It is innocent animal. It's simply eating grass given by God and supplying milk. And from milk you can live. And the gratefulness is that cut his throat? Is that civilization? What do you say? Jayatīrtha: Is that civilization? Sandy Nixon: No, I agree with you a hundred percent. I want you to say these things, though, instead of me. I'm asking you questions so that hopefully that not by me describing anything, just short questions... Prabhupāda: So these things are uncivilized way of life, and what they will understand God? That is not possible. Sandy Nixon: I'm asking these questions for others, of course, a field that is not understanding Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Prabhupāda: To understand God means one must be first-class civilized man. Just like university is meant for first-class student, similarly, God consciousness means meant for the first-class human being.

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Duration: 8 minutes and 34 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Vanipedia
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Posted by: vanimedia on Dec 27, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Conversation with Sandy Nixon part 4 in Philadelphia on July 13, 1975

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