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Even your enemy comes, you should receive him in such a way, he will forget that you are enemy. He will be so confident, that "I have come to a friend's house." This is Vedic civilization. And the Western civilization: Beware of dog. Keep out

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"even your enemy comes, you should receive him in such a way, viśvastam akūto bhayam, he will forget that you are enemy. He will be so confident, that" |"I have come to a friend's house" |"This is Vedic civilization. And the Western civilization" |"Beware of dog. Keep out"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1975 Conversations and Morning Walks

Gṛhaṁ satram api prāptam. At your home, even your enemy comes, you should receive him in such a way, viśvastam akūto bhayam, he will forget that you are enemy. He will be so confident, that "I have come to a friend's house." This is Vedic civilization. And the Western civilization: "Beware of dog. Keep out." And actually, they fire if you enter. And there is law that if he fires, you cannot stop. Trespassing. Private individually, private nationally, private communally—simply private. And when death will come, "No, sir. Keep out." "No 'keep out.' Why you are here? I will keep it out. I will now keep it out." Then what you will do? When Kṛṣṇa will come and say, "I will keep it out now," what you will do? You have to go, go out. Finished, all "Keep out," "Private," everything finished.

Prabhupāda: All nonsense. They are professing, "I am Christian," "I am Hindu," "I am Muslim," but they are enemies, one another. So where is their religion? Just see. Common sense. Even the animals, amongst themselves, they do not say "Keep out." Sit down together. They sit down actually. The birds, beasts of the same position, they keep together. "Birds of the same feather flock. . ." But human being, having, professing so many religions—enemies. This is their civilization. They discover better religion, but enemies to the animal, to the man, everyone. Therefore Bhāgavata religion is meant for persons who are not enemies. Paramo nirmatsarāṇām (SB 1.1.2). That is religion. We have come to here from India not as enemy but as friend, to give you Kṛṣṇa consciousness. This is dharma. Although politically they are enemies—India is thinking "America is my enemy," or America is thinking "India is my enemy"—we do not think like that. We go everywhere, take Kṛṣṇa consciousness, be happy. This is our business. Paramo nirmatsarāṇāṁ satām. "Private. Keep out."

Bali-mardana: Their condition is worse than the animals.

Prabhupāda: They have been described as dvīpada-paśuḥ, animals, but with special difference: the animals, ordinary animals, they have got four legs, and they have got two legs. Dvīpada-paśuḥ. Everything is there. And the Vedic civilization is no "Keep out," but even the enemy comes at your home, you receive him as very good friend. Gṛhaṁ satram api prāptam. At your home, even your enemy comes, you should receive him in such a way, viśvastam akūto bhayam, he will forget that you are enemy. He will be so confident, that "I have come to a friend's house." This is Vedic civilization. And the Western civilization: "Beware of dog. Keep out." And actually, they fire if you enter. And there is law that if he fires, you cannot stop. Trespassing. Private individually, private nationally, private communally—simply private. And when death will come, "No, sir. Keep out." "No 'keep out.' Why you are here? I will keep it out. I will now keep it out." Then what you will do? When Kṛṣṇa will come and say, "I will keep it out now," what you will do? You have to go, go out. Finished, all "Keep out," "Private," everything finished.

Gurukṛpa: But I am surrounded by my family members, who will protect me.

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Gurukṛpa: My family members, they will protect me.

Prabhupāda: But "You keep out. You rascal keep out." That is the last answer. And they will be also kept out, but let them live for some time. Nobody will live here. What he will do about that? So long his life is there, he says, "Keep out," and when death will come, he will make him keep out. Then what he will do?

Gurukṛpa: But that is in the future. Now I will enjoy.

Prabhupāda: That is foolishness.