You are very intelligent, Europeans and Americans. Give it a shape, for the world prosperity. Give it a practical.... It is practical

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"You are very intelligent, Europeans and Americans. Give it a shape, for the world prosperity. Give it a practical.... It is practical"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Now I have given the ideas, the philosophy, in the books. So it is your business to develop all over the world. You are very intelligent, Europeans and Americans. Give it a shape, for the world prosperity. Give it a practical.... It is practical. There is no difficulty. So much land. Very good fertile land in Africa, Australia, in America. All of them can be utilized for the happiness of the whole world.
Room Conversation -- July 31, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm):

Prabhupada: Friday, that is also. Harer nama, harer nama (CC Adi 17.21). Everyone is happy, the children, the woman. They don't demand anything, that "Give us this, give us that." They have simplified, automatically they have simplified their life. And gradually develop, make little cottages, grow little vegetable, little barley or wheat and milk. That is sufficient. We don't require much. We don't want luxury. We want just to subsist. Yavad artha prayojana. We hate the idea of luxury, unnecessary. Do the outsider come to see? Yes?

Bhagavan: Yes.

Prabhupada: What do they say?

Bhagavan: They are impressed with how much we have done.

Prabhupada: They will be more and more impressed. What is this city life? In Paris, simply to fulfill the necessities of life, a professional prostitute, so many. And people from all over the world, they come here for indulge in prostitute. From our childhood we know. What a civilization they have made. Spoiling the life. Then, after finish this life, you just become a cat, a dog, or a tree and stand up. And all other planets are vacant. Simply this planet is filled up, overpopulation. Kill them. Why not send there? So vacant land. (laughter) "That we cannot do." Then what is your scientific research? "Yes, we are trying. Wait millions of years." (laughter) These bluffing rascals. Don't be misled. Live peacefully here, chant Hare Krsna.

Hari-sauri: If you like, we can set up for the film now.

Prabhupada: Now I have given the ideas, the philosophy, in the books. So it is your business to develop all over the world. You are very intelligent, Europeans and Americans. Give it a shape, for the world prosperity. Give it a practical.... It is practical. There is no difficulty. So much land. Very good fertile land in Africa, Australia, in America. All of them can be utilized for the happiness of the whole world. The portal(?) has come or not?

Yogesvara: I haven't seen any new devotees come from London, so probably not.

Harikesa: No, it was air-freighted, it's sitting in the Paris airport.

Yogesvara: It is? How do you know?

Harikesa: Portal's in Paris airport, no?

Hari-sauri: Well, it was there at ten o'clock this morning. Did they pick it up?

Prabhupada: That don't mind labor. You try to grow portal here. You have got greenhouse.

Devotee: Some bitter melons. Some karela melons.

Prabhupada: Everything. Bijam mam sarva-bhutanam (BG 7.10). The pita is there. Properly put it into the womb of mother earth. That is the process. Bijam mam sarva-bhutanam. Aham bija-pradah pita. Harer nama (CC Adi 17.21). (film projector comes on)

Bhagavan: Last year's European tour.

Devotee: This is the City Hall in Geneva, Switzerland.

Devotee: After you spoke with the mayor in Geneva, Srila Prabhupada, he was worried about the economy of the country, when you explained if we cultivated grains there will be no problem.

Yogesvara: "If people become devotees of Krsna, then who will work?"

Prabhupada: What was answer?

Hari-sauri: What answer did you give?

Yogesvara: Do you remember the answer Srila Prabhupada gave?

Devotee: Prabhupada said we work for cultivating grains. All living entities to live together peacefully. (projector goes off)

Prabhupada: Very good.

Bhagavan: You have done something very extraordinary.

Prabhupada: Therefore I was explaining our ecstasy. (laughter) Who will feel that ecstasy? That is not possible. They can lecture only. No ecstasy. Here is ecstasy, that is the difference. Ecstasy means immediately on the spiritual platform. (end)