Pradyumna: (leads chanting of verse) (Prabhupāda and devotees repeat)
- saṅkaro narakāyaiva
- kula-ghnānāṁ kulasya ca
- patanti pitaro hy eṣāṁ
- (BG 1.41)
Translation: "When there is increase of unwanted population, a hellish situation is created both for the family and for those who destroy the family tradition. In such corrupt families, there is no offering of oblations of food and water to the ancestors."
Prabhupāda: Saṅkaro narakāyaiva. When there are unwanted children, then the family tradition, the family obligation, they are all forgotten. At the present moment, nobody knows that after death there is life, and still such life is connected with the family, the forefathers and the descendants. Nothing of this science is known at the present moment.
More or less, exactly like animals. That's all. As animal has no such feelings or connection—simply the number of days he will live, he will eat, sleep, have sex life and die, that's all. This subtle regulation of family connection is unknown at the present moment, and still they are very much proud of advancement of knowledge.
So unwanted children, as we have discussed in the previous . . . praduṣyanti kula-striyaḥ (BG 1.40). If the woman, kula-striyaḥ, family . . . family woman and prostitute are different. Still in India, the uncontrolled women, or there is a class of prostitutes, they are not family women. But kula-striyaḥ, family women, they have got so many obligations. There is a verse that svargāpta-kāma-mokṣāya dharā samprati hetavā.
Dharā means wife. Wife can help one to be elevated to the heavenly planets, and dharmārtha-kāma, to become helpful in the matter of advancement in religious and spiritual knowledge: dharma; artha, economic development; kāma, satisfying the husband for sense gratification; dharma artha kāma; and mokṣa also, also for salvation.
The wife is so important. If there is chaste wife, she can help the husband in these four principles of life, dharma artha kāma mokṣāya, dharā samprati hetutā (SB 4.8.41, CC Ādi 1.90). If we can train up nice wife, or the society trains the girls to become nice wife, she becomes a great source of energy to the husband. dharma-artha-kāma-mokṣāya dharā sampra . . . and if they are polluted, they become source of the saṅkara, varṇa-saṅkara.
The exact example of varṇa-saṅkara is the hippies at the present moment, all over the world, not only in the Western countries but in India also. So the population, hippie population, means saṅkara population. So increase of such population means narakāyaiva, naraka, hellish, hellish condition of life in this life, also in the next life. At that time, to live . . . actually we have practically seen in recent year, especially in Calcutta, it has become a hellish life. The population, the younger generation, is so polluted, so contaminated, that you cannot safely walk in the street. Anywhere, the young boys they can encircle you and rob you. You cannot say. The police cannot help, the government cannot help. So these unwanted children, without being trained up in the varṇāśrama system, they become the cause of hellish life in this life, also after death.