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Even if you live for one day or two days and simply engaged in devotional service that will be 100 times increased. Therefore ordinary men is advised not to live in holy places more than three days

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1974 Conversations and Morning Walks

Even if you live for one day or two days and simply engaged in devotional service that will be 100 times increased. Therefore ordinary men is advised not to live in holy places more than three days.

Prabhupāda: That is not morning walk that is morning evacuate. They take the dog for evacuate.

Devotee (1): Yeah.

Prabhupāda: That's all.

Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa, (chanting japa) …(pause)

Devotee (2): Śrīla Prabhupāda, the other night you said not to attend Vṛndāvana, "The land of Vṛndāvana"…

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Devotee (2): Is there a list of offences, just like there is for the name?

Prabhupāda: Dhāma aparādha. The greatest offence is to live in Vṛndāvana and have illicit sex.

Devotee (2): Ha.

Prabhupāda: The greatest offence.. And other things also.

Devotee (2): Hm.

Prabhupāda: These things are prohibited, no illicit sex, no intoxication, no gambling, no meat-eating.

Devotee (2): Hm.

Prabhupāda: So such function is most offensive in Vṛndāvana. In other places it may be excused but here it is the greatest offence. In Vṛndāvana dhāma what ever you do the result is 100 times increased.

Devotee (2): Ha.

Prabhupāda: If you do devotional work then your devotion will be increased 100 times. In other places if you do 1% devotional that is 1%. If you do here 1% it will be 100%. Similarly if you do sinful activities 1% here, it will increase 100%. Vṛndāvana's business is to increase, so better increase your devotional service than increase your material activities. That is Vṛndāvana. Suppose if you're gambling, say 100 times increase. Which way will we shall try to 100 times? To get profit, or lose it? Hundred times loser, or 100 times gainer which is your business?

Devotee (2): Hm.

Prabhupāda: Gainer. So, you do, ah? Even if you live for one day or two days and simply engaged in devotional service that will be 100 times increased. Therefore ordinary men is advised not to live in holy places more than three days.

Devotee (2): Hm.

Prabhupāda: Because they are accustomed to do sinful activities, ah? As soon as they become a little acclimatised then they will begin sinful activities. It is better don't live here more than three days. Go away.

Devotee (2): Yes.

Prabhupāda: For three days he can keep himself pure and then on the fourth day the impure things will be…

Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa, (chanting japa) (pause).

(break)