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If you are receiving from me so many things and if you do not at least acknowledge your gratitude, then you are a thief

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"If you are receiving from me so many things and if you do not at least acknowledge your gratitude, then you are a thief"

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If you are receiving from me so many things and if you do not at least acknowledge your gratitude, then you are a thief.
Lecture on BG 3.11-19 -- Los Angeles, December 27, 1968:

Just see, a strong word is used. Suppose if there is mention, there is recommendation that you should perform sūrya-yajña. Sūrya means the sun. The sun is supplying you so much heat, warmth, and don't you want to give him some tax or satisfy him by sacrifices? So that is our duty. If you are receiving from me so many things and if you do not at least acknowledge your gratitude, then you are a thief. We are receiving so many benefits through the agents of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and if we do not acknowledge even, "God is great, He is so kind, in spite of our so many faults He's supplying us nice foodstuff, nice everything," so how much ungrateful the human society has become, just imagine. And they want peace and prosperity. Nonsense. Where is peace and prosperity? You must suffer. You must suffer. That is your due.