We are restricting, that "Don't work hard like hog and dog or animals. Just satisfy your minimal necessities of life, save time and advance in spiritual understanding." This is our mission

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1977 Conversations and Morning Walks

They must be engaged to work hard, produce money and enjoy sense gratification. Hog civilization. We are restricting, that "Don't work hard like hog and dog or animals. Just satisfy your minimal necessities of life, save time and advance in spiritual understanding." This is our mission.

Prabhupāda: Mandāḥ sumanda matayo manda-bhāgyā hy upadrutāḥ (SB 1.1.10). Upadra: disturbing. Adhibautika: one living entity is harassing another living entity, killing. (pause) So I have decided to construct a temple in Bhuvaneśvara. What do you think? Shall I attempt?

Girirāja: Of course, that is our business to construct temples.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Girirāja: Our business is to construct temples.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Temple, our preaching center. Temple means preaching center.

Girirāja: Yes.

Prabhupāda: These people, they have made temple as a earning center. Now they have made it, but that's not purpose. Purpose is, that nowhere in the neophyte stage they will get (indistinct), man-manā bhava mad... (BG 18.65), think of Kṛṣṇa, offering some obeisances, offer some (indistinct). Then hear from the persons maintaining the temple, about śāstra. This is temple. Now, this thing being lost, most temples and even churches, they are...

Girirāja: Closed.

Prabhupāda: That is the true realization. Therefore they do not like that temple should be constructed. It is waste of money. God..., if it is being instructed about God, God worship... Therefore sentimentality has no practical value. They must be engaged to work hard, produce money and enjoy sense gratification. Hog civilization. We are restricting, that "Don't work hard like hog and dog or animals. Just satisfy your minimal necessities of life, save time and advance in spiritual understanding." This is our mission. Their mission is, "What is this nonsense, spiritual understanding? Simply some sentiment, waste of time. Produce. Enjoy. Invent so many things for sense gratification"—Western civilization. And this is very attractive to the rākṣasa class: "Eat, drink, be merry and enjoy." This is the rākṣasa mentality. As soon as there is television, or similar invention, they become very much enthused. They purchase, and sitting down they waste their time. I have seen in America the whole man, the family, one dog, one television, simply wasting time. And fictitious stories. How they are wasting the valuable human life. How they are kept in darkness. This is life. I have seen television. All (laughs) some fictitious stories. Here, train position. They have manufactured one big hammer, and train is coming, and these rogues, they are sending their hammer to train, and as soon as the hammer—ah, smashed. They want to see that. One man kept ferocious dogs, and one girl (indistinct) and the dog is chasing and the girl is screaming. These were so many nonsense things.