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The people approached him that "Mahatmaji, you have got influence over the Muslims. Why not stop cow-killing?" "Oh, I cannot touch on their religious principles." Just see. Cow-killing is religious. Their religious principle

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"The people approached him that" |"Mahatmaji, you have got influence over the Muslims. Why not stop cow-killing" |"Oh, I cannot touch on their religious principles" |"Just see. Cow-killing is religious. Their religious principle"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1977 Conversations and Morning Walks

The people approached him that "Mahatmaji, you have got influence over the Muslims. Why not stop cow-killing?" "Oh, I cannot touch on their religious principles." Just see. Cow-killing is religious. Their religious principle. If I say, "My father-killing, mother-killing is my religion," so Gandhi will say, "Yes, you can do that. Nonviolent." Kill nonviolent. This nonsense contradiction can be tolerated by the fools and rascals.


Prabhupāda: . . . Kṛṣṇa. We are reading Bhagavad-gītā and killing Kṛṣṇa. This same disease is everywhere. Our national father is supposed to be a great devotee of Bhagavad-gītā, but Kṛṣṇa is killed. Why the government does not take it seriously, that Gandhi wanted Bhagavad-gītā as guide? Why they are not taking?

Dr. Patel: That is the Vaiṣṇava (Hindi).

Prabhupāda: That is all bogus. Bogus. Simply bogus. Politics. In Gandhi's āśrama I saw not a single Vaiṣṇava or Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa.

Dr. Patel: Photographs, you mean to say.

Prabhupāda: Yes. "He's Vaiṣṇava." Bogus.

Dr. Patel: He never visited any temple.

Prabhupāda: Bogus! Simply politics.

Dr. Patel: He wanted to . . . (indistinct) . . . other Muslims and all other . . . especially untouchables.

Prabhupāda: The people approached him that "Mahatmaji, you have got influence over the Muslims. Why not stop cow-killing?" "Oh, I cannot touch on their religious principles." Just see. Cow-killing is religious. Their religious principle. If I say, "My father-killing, mother-killing is my religion," so Gandhi will say, "Yes, you can do that. Nonviolent." Kill nonviolent. This nonsense contradiction can be tolerated by the fools and rascals. That's all. That is . . . Nonviolence, at the same time cow-killing. This rascal, another rascal, he was observing Buddha-jayantī and daily cow-killing. As if Buddha, Lord Buddha, recommended cow-killing.

Dr. Patel: Buddhists all eat . . . are meat-eaters, sir, the world over.

Prabhupāda: Not a question of Buddhist. That is Christian, Hindus, everyone. Rascals. I mean, Lord Buddha, he was nonviolent, and this Jawaharlal Nehru was observing Buddha-jayantī and at the same time sanctioning cow-killing. What is that, cow-killing? "What is wrong in eating meat?" He has said that. (break) . . . advertising our movement. Everyone's asking, "What is this Hare Kṛṣṇa?" That is the whole American people. Even if one did not know, he is now trying: "What is Hare Kṛṣṇa?" And our books are selling: "What is this Kṛṣṇa book?" So indirectly they're advertising. (break) . . . their greatest shock, that "Our people being taught 'No illicit sex, no meat-eating, no intoxication.' Then where is our civilization?" (laughter) This is their greatest shock. Any sane man can understand that this Hindu culture is being forcibly introduced.