Published on March 10th, 2023 | by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


Sex in a Palace and Sex on the Street–the Taste is the Same

Enjoyment is there in the cats and dogs. When you enjoy sex in palace and the dog enjoys sex on the street, the value is the same. The taste does not increase or decrease. But you are thinking to enjoy sex in big palace is advancement. That is your foolishness. Actually sex enjoyment in the palace or on the street is the same. It has no difference of taste.

Prabhupada: Who is giving the tree food, huh? (Hindi) What is the answer? Who gives them food?

Tejas: Krishna is giving.

Prabhupada: But these rascals they cannot understand. They are making economic development. They have no program for economic development. How they’re eating?

Harikesa: Well, they’re not in very good shape either. I mean they have to stand…

Prabhupada: But you are also in not very good shape.

Harikesa: But I can put on a coat. They’re standing out in the cold.

Prabhupada: (laughing) In your country nobody likes white, they have begun to tan. So you are not (in) good shape in consideration of ladies. (chuckling) How you can say that it is not in good shape? It has got another lady to appreciate. You may not appreciate. One man, lady, may not appreciate your beauty but that does not mean you are not beautiful.

Caitya-guru: It says ulu.

Prabhupada: Huh?

Caitya-guru: Name of that tree.

Devotee: Ulu.

Harikesa: Sometimes the trees just die because there’s not sufficient . . .

Prabhupada: No, no. That is not the standard that you do not like somebody, therefore he is not liked by others. That is not very good argument. That is applicable everywhere. The point is that it is a living entity, it so stout and strong, who is giving him food? That is the point.

Harikesa: Well, my argument was sometimes he’s not being supplied the proper way so therefore economic development is necessary.

Prabhupada: Alright. That is your… Out of 8,400,000 forms of life, the economic development is taken, a few only. Why others they’re developing without any economy? There are so many other living entities

Harikesa: Well for example, the bees or the ants, they’re, the bees are making hives.

Prabhupada: They are also.

Harikesa: They are developing a big bee-hive.

Prabhupada: No, no, that is collection of food. The trees also do that. They are called pada-pa. Pada-pa means they drink water by the legs. You drink water by the mouth and they drink water by the legs. Pada-pa. Just like the, what is called? Bats. They pass stool through the mouth. Is it not? You do not know this? Yes. (laughter) You’ll find the bats, they are hanging down the head, and they’re passing stool. Sometimes man also does so, when there is strangulation. That is very dangerous disease. What is called? Intestine strangulation. Then passing stool through the mouth. In Bengal sometimes they curse, “You’ll pass stool through the mouth!” Yes, sometimes they do. Sometimes they eat through the rectum. Do you know that?

Hamsaduta: No.

Prabhupada: Yes. They inject glucose through the rectum. There are many varieties of life. That is the fault of the modern rascals. They want to compare with himself, everything. They do not know that in the God’s kingdom there are varieties of life. Otherwise why the 8,400,000? There are varieties. What these rascals know about these varieties? Atmavat manyate jagat. They think, “Everyone should be like me.” (sound of crows in background) Now these birds, within a second, goes hundred feet high. You cannot do. This is variety.

Harikesa: But the bird is always looking for food.

Prabhupada: Everyone is looking, that is another thing. But food is there. He has no arrangement for making industry. (to passer-by) Hare Krsna! He has no arrangement for making industry.

Harikesa: Yes, that’s why he always has to…

Prabhupada: Their food is there, he is simply searching out, that’s all.

Harikesa: So if we economically develop, we don’t even have to search out…

Prabhupada: No, no, you are opening factories. They are not opening factories. Nature’s food is already there. And “Be satisfied, take this.” That’s all. That much endeavour is required. That is material world.

Harikesa: So in other words he has to look for food, but man has to make a factory in order to look for food…

Prabhupada: No, he hasn’t got to make factory. He has got also food but he… If he does, he is claiming to be more civilized. He has complicated his activities by opening factories. That’s all. He has got also food. Let everyone remain in nature’s… You take fruit from the trees and drink milk, you are also sufficient. You don’t require to cook even.

There are fruits. Formerly all the sages they were taking fruits from the trees, and milk from the cows. That’s all. They did not even produce food. Like agriculture. No. Whatever nature is supplying, that’s all. But you are killing the cows, eating the meat, and producing no food and and making things, complicated. This is your civilization. (a car accelerates past)

Harikesa: It’s a lot of fun to drive fast cars and have sex and see movies and… This is fun you know. It’s the only way to enjoy!

Prabhupada: Yes. Enjoyment is there in the cats and dogs. When you enjoy sex in palace and the dog enjoys sex on the street, the value is the same. The taste does not increase or decrease. But you are thinking to enjoy sex in big palace is advancement. That is your foolishness. Actually sex enjoyment in the palace or on the street is the same. It has no difference of taste.

Harikesa: So then we can have sex on the street.

Prabhupada: Yes. You are going to have that, next life! (laughter) Because you are desiring, you will get this life. Krsna will fulfill your desire. Ye yatha mam prapadyante maya… Yantrarudhani mayaya. Krsna is within you. You are thinking that I will be very much happy if I enjoy sex like the dog. Krsna notes, and next life, “My dear friend here is the body. You enter and enjoy.” Isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese… He is noting down your desire. Hrd-dese ‘rjuna tisthati. Mayaya brahmayan sarva-bhutani, yantrarudhani mayaya. This is clearly explained. Alright, you want the enjoyment like dog, here is. Remembrance is also there. Mattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca. You wanted to enjoy sex like a dog. Now I have given you this body, now you enjoy. Everything is there, arranged.

Harikesa: Yes, but dogs they have to lead a pretty miserable life.

Prabhupada: But you have also, you have got, not living very happy life, this human society. There are others, even Indira Gandhi, she’s always disturbed. Who is happy here? I saw personally. Oh, she is so disturbed. Everyone is unhappy. Who is happy here?

Harikesa: I mean, you say that to anybody in America, they’ll go, “I’m happy.”

Prabhupada: Everyone is unhappy, America, India, god or beast everyone is unhappy. Ahara-nidra-bhaya, bhaya means fearfulness. That is unhappiness. Everyone is afraid what will happen next. This is unhappiness. So either you be Indira Gandhi or a street dog, that is nature’s law. Nobody is happy. That they cannot understand that there is no happiness, and he’s trying to make development for happiness.

Actually there is no happiness. This is struggle for existence. Manah-sasthanindriyani prakrti-sthani karsati, with the mind and the senses he’s trying for happiness, but there is no happiness. That is called illusion. That is called illusion. There is no happiness and he’s trying to get happiness. Happiness is beyond the senses, material senses. Sukham atyantikam yat tad atindriyam grahyam, if you want real happiness that is transcendental happiness, not this sense happiness.

Harikesa: But there is happiness of the senses. When you have sex life…

Prabhupada: When… Happiness there is, not for the rascals, but for the intelligent. Happiness there is. Unless there is happiness, how we are seeking for happiness? Unless there is immortality, how we are seeking for immortality? There is. But the way in which you are seeking for these things, that is wrong. That is the whole education. Maya muni sthitah. Just like a foolish animal, he is seeking water from the desert because it appears there is water. But that is his foolishness. A human being he knows that there is no water, it is all sand. That is the difference between animal and human being. Therefore if the dog sees another, what is called? He makes a dog in the water, and he thinks another dog carrying a bread and he wants to take it away, so his bread goes away

Harikesa: That’s a perfect example.

Prabhupada: He loses his own bread and there is no other bread. That’s all. (Sanskrit) The lion he thought there is another lion within the well, and jumped over it. He lost his life, that’s all. This going on. So, he’s so strong, lion, it is fabulously strong, but he’s animal. In spite of so much strength, he’s an animal. Similarly this modern civilzation, in spite of so much so-called advancement, they are simply animals. That’s all. A big animal is eulogized by another small animal, that’s all. Animal is animal, big animal or small. (pointing out on the road) Just see he hasn’t got master, and what is his condition?

Harikesa: Pretty bad.

Prabhupada: This is sudra. If anyone depends on the master’s mercy, he’s a sudra. Here in New Delhi, these big, big buildings, big, big officers, as soon as the government will fail, they will be street dogs, that’s all. Now they are plundering, by official instrument. Now when the government will be finished, they will be street dog. That’s all. This is your civilization. Immediately if all of a sudden there is attack in New Delhi, all the people will starve. There is no food at all, and they’ll die.

Harikesa: That’s a really important point that the government takes more and more, and everybody gets poorer and poorer.

Prabhupada: Yes. The government is also poor because they do not know how to govern. Buddhi yasya balam tasya. If one has got intelligence he has got strength.

Harikesa: Change of government means getting poorer.

Prabhupada: Hm?

Harikesa: A change of government…

Prabhupada: Change of government… Just like they say, a change of theories by the rascals. Change means rascal.

Harikesa: But as soon as a government changes…

Prabhupada: Anything change means it is the domain of rascals, pandemonium. Just like in Manu-samhita it is said that, nasyam svatantratam arhati, women should not be given independence. Once said, that is fact. If you want to change, you suffer. That’s all.

Hari-sauri: Any deviation from absolute law means immediately suffering.

Prabhupada: Bas, immediately you have to suffer. (reads sign on building) DTS, what is this?

Hamsaduta: German Democratic Republic. German diplomat.

Prabhupada: German Embassy?

Tejas: This is going to be the Punjab Bhavan. For the Punjab state government.

Harikesa: You’re painting a pretty bleak picture.

Prabhupada: Paint picture?

Harikesa: The one you’re painting of society, and the future.

Prabhupada: Yes.

Harikesa: There’s no hope.

Prabhupada: No. Unless they take to Krsna consciousness, there is no hope, that’s a fact. There will be more chaotic condition and everyone will suffer and perish. Achinna-dara-dravina gacchanti giri-kananam. This is already predcited. I am not painting. It is already there, I am simply repeating. That’s all. I am not speculator.

Hari-sauri: Actually most of them are aware that they’re in a very bad position. Everybody is expecting another war.

Prabhupada: Yes, just see. This is capitol of India. This is the position. We can know, understand.

Harikesa: The problem is in America, it all looks so nice.

Prabhupada: That means they are not yet so poverty-stricken.

Harikesa: You ask anyone, tell anyone this in America, they’ll go, “Oh well we’ve had difficult times in the past, but we’ve always pulled out of it.” Like the Depression. They always quote the Depression of the thirties. The Depression and they say then there was the war and everything became better.

Prabhupada: Then what is the academy? Nonsense. They are spending so much money in this kala-kendra, academy, this, that. And no place for Krsna consciousness. Just see. Such a cultural book of knowledge. There is no such institution, Gita instruction, institute. No. This kala bhavan, this kendra bhavan this… They have got so many dance bhavan, and when Krsna dances with the gopis, “Ah, that is bad!” The rascals, they do not understand where you have got this tendency for dancing. Because it is there in Krsna. That they do not understand. Krsna dancing is bad, and my dancing is very good. They will put so many questions, “Why Krsna dance with others’ wives.” “And why your are dancing with others wife, fall-down.” Just see. Krsna’s dancing is mythology and his dancing is fact. Although His life is mythology (indistinct). (laughter) (indistinct) Rabindra Bhavan. What they are doing? Such a big house.

Devotee: Aravindra Bhavan

Prabhupada: Hm? This is Aurobindo?

Tejas: This is Ravindra Bhavan.

Prabhupada: What is written there? Ravindra. Ravindra’s Gate. Ravindra’s gate is, how to enjoy illicit sex. This is his gate. He introduced magha-mela, inviting young boys and girls to dance together. And taking this opportunity, he was enjoying young girls. That was his purpose. They would come, the young girls would come, Ravindra (Bengali), grandfather, and he’ll, “Alright you sit down on my lap.” That’s all. This is Ravindra Bhavan, to become debauch. And if you teach young man debauchery, he can attract millions. There is no doubt of it. The Freud philosophy. Hm? Debauchery. Allow sex without any discrimination. (observes passing hand drawn cart) Economic development. Where is economic development for these men? There, when there was no economic development, the same taila and poor people with black cloth was there, and now the same thing is still there, so where is development?

Tejas: It’s increasing actually.

Prabhupada: Nature’s law you cannot check. It must go on. Prakrteh kriyamanani gunaih karmani sarvasah. Bhagavata says, “Don’t try to improve all these things, it is not possible. Improve your Krsna consciousness. That will be benefit for your life.” (sees another sign) Sangeet (indistinct). Means you can dance. And when our men dance, what do they call? Crazy, crazy. (reads signs) Sri Rama. Sri Rama for art and culture. So arrange dancing in this Sangeet dance, here. (laughter) They’ll not allow? Hm?

Hamsaduta: Their idea of dancing is different to…

Prabhupada: No, you, you sell tickets for ten rupees, then they’ll (indistinct). If you make free then they’ll…

Caitya-guru: International dance.

Prabhupada: Yes. Why don’t you try? Just see. I think they allow dancing by renting the halls, no? What is that?

Tejas: Which one? That Kamani Hall?

Prabhupada: Any one. This one.

Tejas: They have performances.

Prabhupada: But they sell tickets. So similar way, why not ours? (break) Enquire from the authority that we want to hold festival, dance and chant. And singing, don’t say chant. See if you can dance, for one week. So what will be the terms. Enquire.

Tejas: The Supra House, I enquired before, so they want about five or six hundred rupees per day.

Prabhupada: So that’s alright! Five, six hundred, suppose if we continue for one week, they may reduce. Hm? Even five hundred, then we pay one week about 3,500, so why that LA… What is that?

Tejas: LIC grounds.

Prabhupada: Hm. That is 50,000, 60,000.

Tejas: There is one big Vijnana Bhavan. Three thousand people can sit there. Should I organize like that?

Prabhupada: Oh, yes.

Tejas: For when the devotees come.

Prabhupada: Yes.

Tejas: It is better than Ram lila grounds. We’ll get the educated and sophisticated people.

Prabhupada: Yes.

Tejas: Not just the Old Delhi people.

Prabhupada: Yes. And…

Tejas: And we can make very good… In the newspaper, if we get, then we’ll get… We can sell the tickets also.

Prabhupada: Yes, you attend all these Kala Bhavan. Utilize like that way. You will have always engagement. This our chanting, dancing, prasada distribution. And they will pay also. We’ll sell books. Why don’t you take advantage of this institution? It requires organisation, that’s all. Why LIC grounds, so much money? Three thousand daily and 40,000 monthly and so on.

Tejas: So much endeavor also.

Prabhupada: And so much endeavor.

Tejas: This Vijnana Bhavan we can get, it’s very nice.

Prabhupada: So do it! Am I right or not?

Hari-sauri: Programs like that would work very successfully in the west also.

Prabhupada: Yes. And what is three thousand, four thousand? You get two members and it is…

Tejas: No. People will contribute. No problem.

Prabhupada: Yes. Do it immediately.

Tejas: Should I make that for March?

Prabhupada: Oh yes. Why March? Immediately! Try for immediately. Every week there must be some festival. Hm. In that way you don’t require a very gigantic house. We can live anywhere, but our propagation will go on. (break) So many bhavans and so many institutions, utilise them. And there will be concession, if we take for one week, two weeks. They will give concession. Sometimes they may give free also. When they understand this is nice movement. (break)

Devotee: …is starting to sell, to make more money. It’s not very big (indistinct).

Prabhupada: No. He has done a mistake so he wants to rectify it. He wants to bring money, (chuckles) but if the money is lost, it is lost, let him come back. What is there? A life saved is more important than save the money. So if I could know the address… (to passerby) Hare Krsna! Then I could write.

Bhagavata: Well, we can… Revatinandana, I think is staying in the, by Los Angeles, right near San Diego. San Diego or… I thinks it’s San Diego or that other one, Laguna Beach.

Prabhupada: So I wanted to write him a letter.

Bhagavata: Revatinandana might be able to give you the address.

Prabhupada: (greets a man in Hindi) Jaya! Ha. Vrndavana hogya. No, if you know Revatinandana’s address, he can forward.

Devotee: Yes, he can forward.

Harikesa: Syamasundara told me that he wanted to make millions of dollars for you so that he could…

Prabhupada: Yes. (chuckles) And I am thinking when making millions of dollars, he may not be lost. (to passerby) Hare Krsna, Jaya! (break) …millions of dollars, I shall do. I have got money. I want one soul saved, that is more than millions of dollars. (break)

Bhagavata: (describing Mayapur) All the devotees, some devotees, they live in the main building, and some devotees they work on the weaving, and some devotees work in agriculture, some devotees work in the gosala. They make competition, that “Who will come to the mangala-arati first, early.” Now they are coming one hour before mangala-arati. They’re in a competition, and the ones who dance through the arati, throught the entire arati without stopping, the ones that come early, they get this stamp, Krsna stamp. You get twenty stamps, you get one plate of maha-prasadam. You get thirty stamps, forty stamps… You get one thousand stamps, you can go to Vrndavana for darsana. You get two thousand stamps you can go for opening ceremony in Bombay. Like this he is making program. Everyone is working very hard to come to the mangala-arati first, to chant the…, and to dance. Everyone is working very hard. He has increased the enthusiasm.

Prabhupada: These are all a school building? Hm? They’re extended.

Tejas: Yes.

Devotee: It’s a school.

Tejas: They have also opened a new school. Besides this they have opened another college.

Prabhupada: Where?

Tejas: Some place in south Delhi.

Prabhupada: Oh. (end)

[751214mw.del] Morning Walk December 14, 1975, New Delhi

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Founded the Hare Krishna Movement in 1966 in New York. In only 11 years he spread the movement all over the world. He wrote more than 80 books including Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Sri Isopanisad. Prabhupada's books constitute a complete library of Vedic philosophy, religion, literature and culture.

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