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Simply they'll think that "If I keep long hairs, I'll be very beautiful" This psychological study is there. And five thousand years before, prediction. How much authoritative the book is, just imagine. Is it not fact?

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1977 Conversations and Morning Walks

Simply they'll think that "If I keep long hairs, I'll be very beautiful." This psychological study is there. And five thousand years before, prediction. How much authoritative the book is, just imagine. Is it not fact? Vyāsadeva's authority, how perfectly authorized he is. They're stating psychological effect of people five thousand years ahead.


Prabhupāda: They never become expert. He'll remain student for life. (laughs)

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: (laughs) It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

Prabhupāda: They are not old, but they have no intelligence. The hippie life spoiled them. Varṇa-saṅkara. Hippies means varṇa-saṅkara. No father, no mother—some are only children, doing irresponsible everything, making the whole situation hellish. How Bhāgavata predicted long hair? That is very astonishing. This confirms Bhāgavata's authority.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: That's a very minute detail, prediction.

Prabhupāda: There are so many minute details, but this particularly . . .

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Why does it . . .?

Prabhupāda: . . . strikes.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Why does it strike you particularly?

Prabhupāda: It is very insignificant thing, personal. And it is said, personally if you keep long hair, it will look . . . but it has been made here, it is said that, "People will think like that, that he has become more beautiful." The psychology. Lāvaṇyaṁ keśa-dharaṇam (SB 12.2.6). They rejected all other things. Simply they'll think that "If I keep long hairs, I'll be very beautiful." This psychological study is there. And five thousand years before, prediction. How much authoritative the book is, just imagine. Is it not fact? Vyāsadeva's authority, try to . . . how perfectly authorized he is. They're stating psychological effect of people five thousand years ahead. Not only that, there are many descriptions what will be the name two thousand, three thousand years . . . generally said: "This name will be like this. This name will be like this. Your son, grandson, great-grandson, what will be their names, this is . . ." So why shall we not believe just that statement of planetary system? If they are so correct . . . planetary system is already there, but they are foretelling what in future, it will happen. That is my conviction. Therefore I don't believe anyone except Bhāgavata, Bhagavad-gītā. That is my science. They speculate. I don't believe it. Why shall I? And in the beginning Vyāsadeva said, kim anyaiḥ śāstraiḥ: "Take only Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam as the book of knowledge. Bās. You need not read any other." Nigama-kalpa-taror galitaṁ phalam (SB 1.1.3): "This is essence of all Vedic knowledge." (pause) There are so many gentlemen here, they want to give their property, house, outside Bombay, to this institution.