The Europeans have invented tractors, and the bull is a problem. Therefore they must be sent to the slaughterhouse. So we can not create that problem. How the bull should be utilized? They should be used for transport and plowing

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Yes, and other bulls have been eaten up. Now we stop that eating. No, if you need, you can purchase tractor. But as far as possible try to avoid, and engage the bulls. Otherwise it will be problems. The Europeans have invented tractors, and the bull is a problem. Therefore they must be sent to the slaughterhouse. So we can not create that problem. How the bull should be utilized? They should be used for transport and plowing.

Room Conversation on Farm Management -- December 10, 1976, Hyderabad:

Prabhupāda: Hmm. But God is giving hint, that if "Rascal, it is in My hand. I can keep you in starvation to death." The man is dull brain. Anyway, I am anxious to learn why so many people are suffering. They have become all gray. Throughout whole France I saw. From Paris to Valencay I went. Gray. These people are not lazy, but there was no water. They utilize every inch land for agricultural purpose. At least I saw in France. Then maybe everywhere in Europe. They are not lazy fellow. There is organization, government organization, here. People, they... Anyway, let us show some example. Immediately make program. You have seen, yes?

Devotee: Yes.

Prabhupāda: And you are expert. Do it immediately. If there is requires some money, we shall pay. Fill up. What is the difficulty in filling up this tank?

Mahāṁśa: I'm not still understanding which tank you are... Because there are many tanks...

Devotees: (indistinct—all speak at once)

Harikeśa: ...it's empty.

Mahāṁśa: No one ever swim in here. We took out water to water the fields.

Prabhupāda: So why it is empty? Have it filled up.

Mahāṁśa: How to fill? It has to come by itself. The water comes from the recuperation from the soil, so it is not in our hands to fill it. It just comes by itself slowly. It takes six days. If we empty the well it takes takes six days to fill it.

Prabhupāda: No, no. By the... By digging a well or something you cannot...

Mahāṁśa: If we do a boring, then that's..., the well can be filled. We have a pump and we can fill it. But now, as it is, it's fifty feet deep.

Prabhupāda: Why not make boring?

Mahāṁśa: That is my plan. That is what I was telling...

Prabhupāda: Why plan? Why do it now?

Mahāṁśa: Yes. Now...

Prabhupāda: Keep it always filled up.

Harikeśa: He's saying he has the money.

Mahāṁśa: Yes, I was thinking before you go, we should get the rigs coming here and putting on the whole...

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Devotee (3): Tomorrow we should go to that place.

Mahāṁśa: Yes.

Devotee (3): It's the first business. We should go to that place and have him come, start the pool.

Prabhupāda: Water required. Fill up with water and distribute water and produce, huge quantity, whatever can be produced. Sugarcane, rice, these are very valuable commodity at the present moment. Produce. And sugarcane means the upper portion will be the food for the cow.

Mahāṁśa: Even rice.

Prabhupāda: Even... Oh, yes. Very, very practic... We want some, same, food. Annād bhavanti bhūtāni (BG 3.14). Bhūtāni means both animal and men. Animals should be well fed. Not only human being, but animal also. Otherwise, how he'll work? Don't use tractor. Use this bulls. Otherwise there will be a problem, how to engage the bulls.

Devotee: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Engage them for transport, for plowing.

Mahāṁśa: We should not get a tractor?

Prabhupāda: No. When you have got bulls, why should you get...?

Mahāṁśa: We have only 8 pairs of bulls.

Prabhupāda: Yes, and other bulls have been eaten up. Now we stop that eating. No, if you need, you can purchase tractor. But as far as possible try to avoid, and engage the bulls. Otherwise it will be problems. The Europeans have invented tractors, and the bull is a problem. Therefore they must be sent to the slaughterhouse. So we can not create that problem. How the bull should be utilized? They should be used for transport and plowing.

(background noise) What is this turmoil?

Haṁsadūta: I think they are distributing prasādam.

Mahāṁśa: Now they have finished the slide-show, and they are sitting down for prasādam.

Prabhupāda: All right. Go and see it is done nicely. Announce that "Tomorrow we shall prepare such and such nice preparations. Please, you are especially invited." In this way attract. (end)