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The Ramakrishna Mission, Hindu monk, within the eighty-five years, how many Hindus they have made? You can count maybe a dozen only. Huh? Did they make any Hindus - European, American young boys? And it is the Hindu custom that sannyasis eat meat

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"The Ramakrishna Mission, Hindu monk, within the eighty-five years, how many Hindus they have made? You can count maybe a dozen only. Huh? Did they make any Hindus—European, American young boys? And it is the Hindu custom that sannyāsīs eat meat"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Foreign devotees, they are joining this movement not because it is a Hindu culture. They take it as a real spiritual culture. Otherwise why, for the last hundred, two hundred years, the Hindu sannyāsīs, yogīs, were going there? Who did accept? Did anybody? The Ramakrishna Mission, Hindu monk, within the eighty-five years, how many Hindus they have made? You can count maybe a dozen only. Huh? Did they make any Hindus—European, American young boys? And it is the Hindu custom that sannyāsīs eat meat?.

Harikeśa: So many others have preached Hinduism but have no result.

Prabhupāda: No result. Why they should become Hindu?

Acyutānanda: That sign is there, "Swami Vivekananda, the Hindu monk."

Prabhupāda: But who cares for Ramakrishna Mission? Hindu monk, but who cares for the Ramakrishna Mission? For the last eighty-five years they are working. How many Hindus they have made? Simply bogus propaganda. They advertise that "We have made all Americans . . ." But where the Americans? They picked up two American ladies, that's all. Where is the Hindu sādhus eating meat?

Acyutānanda: Here it says, "Hare Kṛṣṇa Babu nagar."

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Acyutānanda: Who is Hare Kṛṣṇa Babu?

Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: It says "Hare Kṛṣṇa nagar atar(?)" in the front also.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Who is that? (break)

Indian man (1): That is Hare Kṛṣṇa land. This is Hare Kṛṣṇa Babu.

Prabhupāda: Babu? Babu means?

Indian man (1): It's a name of the . . . (indistinct) . . ..

Prabhupāda: Foreign devotees, they are joining this movement not because it is a Hindu culture. They take it as a real spiritual culture. Otherwise why, for the last hundred, two hundred years, the Hindu sannyāsīs, yogīs, were going there? Who did accept? Did anybody? The Ramakrishna Mission, Hindu monk, within the eighty-five years, how many Hindus they have made? You can count maybe a dozen only. Huh? Did they make any Hindus—European, American young boys? And it is the Hindu custom that sannyāsīs eat meat?

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Drink wine.

Prabhupāda: Drink wine.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: And have women.

Prabhupāda: (break) . . .drinking wine and eating meat, the next stage is illicit sex. Is that the business of the Hindu monk? There are sampradāyas, Rāmānuja-sampradāya, Śaṅkara-sampradāya. But where the Hindu monk drinks and eats meat? They have introduced it. Is that Hinduism?

Acyutānanda: (break) . . .Satajit.

Prabhupāda: Nowadays everyone has become impersonal.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes. (break)

Prabhupāda: . . .pure Vaiṣṇava. What is that?

Indian man (1): House of a Life Member.

Prabhupāda: Oh. (break) . . .take to our principles, these things will be automatically be finished. Na ca daivāt paraṁ balam (Brahma-vaivarta Purāṇa).