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We are Eternal and we are Responsible for our Activities. That is Knowledge - Prabhupada 0867

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We are Eternal and we are Responsible for our Activities. That is Knowledge Hari-śauri: Is the irregularity in the weather and... Prabhupāda: That is due to sinful life, irregularity. Hari-śauri: So if we increase the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement... Prabhupāda: Then it will be regular. It is nature's punishment. You may not care what is sinful life, but that is recorded. That is foolishness. "I don't care for God, don't care for what is going to happen," that is foolishness. People...Lower planetary system, they are like that. In this planet also. In Western countries there are many places: "Don't care for anything, what is sinful life, what is going to happen. Let us enjoy, that's all." This is their philosophy. "Let us enjoy, that's all." Materialistic point of view is like that. They do not know that we are eternal and we are responsible for our activities. That is knowledge. But they have no knowledge. They simply want to enjoy. They do not care for death also. Simply sense gratification. That's all. This is called dānava, dānava life. The scientist explain for so many varieties. They accept there are varieties. Why there are so many varieties of life? Hari-śauri: They were simply approximating. They said from recent discoveries and examination of fossils, and like this... Prabhupāda: That's all right. Hari-śauri: ...they made their calculation. Prabhupāda: Why there are varieties? Amogha: They say originally there was just a cell, and by adaptation in some circumstances, one kind would live and another would die. So all these varieties adapted to different conditions. Prabhupāda: Who adapted this? Who managed? Amogha: Well, they just... Accidentally. Prabhupāda: Ah, that is nonsense. Nothing happens accidentally. That is nonsense. There must be some arrangement. What is happening accidentally? Why you are taking care of these trees? So many things. Nothing is done accidentally. You do not see the cause. If accidentally one can become rich, why you are struggling so hard to become rich? Why their motorcars are flying whole day and night, here and there? Why you are trying? Let accidentally money come, and sit down. Why do they not do that? If accident is there, let accident come and I will become rich man. Why they try? Why they go to the college? Let accidentally you become M.A., Ph.D. This is all rascaldom, simply poor thought. Poor thought. If things happen accidentally, why you are trying? What is the answer? Amogha: Well, we try, but—we have to try—but we can't tell what's going to happen. So it's happening accidentally when we try. Just like in school we have to try, but maybe we will become promoted. Prabhupāda: No, if you believe in accident, then you should not endeavor for anything. Nothing happens accidentally. Hari-śauri: Well, then could not we say that by man's activity, then, things are happening? I had one letter from a person I used to know, and... Prabhupāda: Activity plus sanction of God—two things. There are five causes: the activity, the place, the proportion of energy and, ultimately, sanction by God. Then things happen. Otherwise there is no question of accident.

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Duration: 5 minutes and 53 seconds
Year: 1975
Country: Australia
Language: English
Producer: Vanipedia
Director: Vanimedia
Views: 44
Posted by: vanimedia on Nov 29, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Morning Walk part 3 in Melbourne on May 20, 1975

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