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Keep Your Weapon Always Sharpened - Prabhupada 0154

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Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: In your article in Back to Godhead about Marx, you call him a nonsense, you call Marxism nonsense. Prabhupāda: Yes, what is his philosophy? Dialectitude? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Dialectic Materialism. Prabhupāda: So, we have written one Dialectic Spiritualism. Hari-śauri: Harikeśa's. Prabhupāda: Harikeśa. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes, he read it to us. He's preaching, I think in Eastern Europe sometimes. We got a report. Has he written you? Prabhupāda: Yes. I heard that, but is he being alright or not? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: From the report it appears that he goes occasionally into some eastern European countries. Mostly he's concentrating in England, Germany and Scandinavias. He has a party and they are doing speaking engagements and distributing books. And sometimes he went in which countries? Devotee: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Budapest. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: He is going to some communist European countries. Devotee: They make their vans with false bottoms and they hide the books underneath so at the border they do not see. Underneath the van is all your books. When they get in the country then they distribute the books to these students. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Revolution. Prabhupāda: It is very nice. Devotee: Sometimes he said when he's speaking, the translator will not say what he is saying because it's... Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Sometimes he forgets - usually he speaks very carefully - guarded words. But once or twice he says, he starts speaking direct Krishna consciousness and the translator looks at him and won't translate it into the local language. Sometimes he forgets himself and starts speaking about Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the translator suddenly looks at him. Usually he covers everything. Prabhupāda: He has done a good job. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: He is a fit person, very intelligent. Prabhupāda: So in this way... You are all intelligent, you can plan. The aim is how to distribute books. That is first consideration. In Bhāgavata it is very figuratively described that we have got this body and the different parts. Just like Arjuna is sitting on the chariot. There is chariot driver, there are horses, reins. There is field, and the arrow, and the bow. They have been figuratively. So this can be used for killing the enemies of our Kṛṣṇa Consciousness and then give up all this paraphernalia, chariot, we... Just like after fighting, only victory, then you kill them. And similarly this body is there, the mind is there, the senses are there. So utilize it for conquering over this material existence. And then give up this body and go back to home. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Does the devotee, I mean just like you are always enthusing us to push forward... Prabhupāda: That is sharpening your weapons. That is also described. By serving the spiritual master, you keep your weapon always sharpened. And then take help from Kṛṣṇa. The words of spiritual master sharpen the weapon. And yasya prasādad bhagavata... And the spiritual master is happy, then Kṛṣṇa immediately will help. He gives you strength. Suppose you have got a sword, sharpened sword, but if you have no strength, what will you do with the sword? Kṛṣṇa will give you the strength, how to fight and kill the enemies. Everything is described. Therefore Caitanya Mahāprabhu (said) guru-kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya (CC Madhya 19.151), make your weapon sharpened by the instruction of the spiritual master and then Kṛṣṇa will give you strength, you'll be able to conquer. This figurative explanation I think last night I did. Here is a verse, acyuta bala, acyuta bala. Is Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa here? Hari-śauri: Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa? Prabhupāda: We are soldiers of Kṛṣṇa, servants of Arjuna. Simply you will have to act accordingly, then you will finish up enemies. They have no power, although their number is hundred times. Just like Kurus and the Pāṇḍavas. They have no power, yatra yogeśvaraḥ kṛṣṇaḥ (BG 18.78). Keep Kṛṣṇa in your side, then everything will be successful. Tatra śrīr vijayo.

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Duration: 8 minutes and 12 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: vanimedia on Jun 21, 2013

Prabhupada speaks during a Room Conversation in Honolulu in May 7, 1976

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