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[Posted February 17, 2006]

The Real United Nations

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Founder-Acharya of the world-wide Hare Krishna Movement, Brahma Sampradaya Acharya

Srila Prabhupada
The United Nation organization, they want to unite. For the last twenty years the United Nations are trying to unite, but the result is we are disunited. Instead of making one flag, the flags are increasing every year. (Bhagavad-gita Lecture, Melbourne, June 27, 1974)


Lecture, Vrindaban, March 14, 1974
So we are all very fortunate that different nations, from different parts of the world, are now combined together in Krishna consciousness. Some of you, you have come from Europe: England, France, Germany, Holland, Rome. Similarly, you have come from America: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco; Canada: Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver; Africa: Nairobi, South Africa. So it is very good example that you have come from different parts of the world to join in the Sankirtana movement. That is Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's mission. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu predicted,

prithivite ache yata nagaradi grama
sarvatra prachara haibe mora nama

He said that all over the world, as many towns and villages are there, the name of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu will be known. So His prediction was never to be foiled. So by His grace it is now becoming fulfilled. This is the real platform of United Nations. They are trying for United Nations, working for the last thirty years, but they have not been successful, neither they will ever be successful. That is our prediction. Yes. They'll never be successful. Because you cannot be united on the material platform. That is not possible. Because on the material platform... Material platform means on the bodily concept of life: "I am this body." "I am Indian," "I am American," "I am Christian," "I am Hindu," "I am brahmana," "I am shudra." All... So many, "I am." All designation. So on the platform of designation there is not possibility of unity. That is not possible. Unity's possible on the spiritual platform. Those who are under the concept of this body, "I am this body," they have been described in the shastra as go-kharah. Go means cows, and kharah means ass.

Meeting with Member of Parliament, Mr. Krishna Modi, Delhi, August 31, 1976
Prabhupada: And this is the only platform where real United Nations can be made. That is practical. That is practical. That United Nation has failed. If this Indian culture... I have given this philosophy to the American students. Andha-pangu-nyaya. That a lame man and a blind man, separately, both of them are useless. But when they combine together, the lame man is taken on the shoulder of the blind man, and the lame man has got eyes but he has no legs. He gives direction and the blind man goes. So the, at the present moment I am trying to spread this movement all over the world. But we have no means. So let America supply the money, and let them take our direction for the culture. That will be United Nation. And actually it will become. How they are dancing, black, white, Indian, American, European, in Ratha-yatra? There is no politics. It is out of really spiritual ecstasy.

Krishna Modi: Ah, what is politics?

Prabhupada: So this is the real platform of United Nation. Samah sarveshu bhuteshu. Brahma-bhutah prasannatma na shochati na kankshati samah sarveshu [Bhagavad-gita 18.54]. At that time samah sarveshu. Na shochati na kankshati. They have no demand.

Evening Darshan, Mayapur, February 24, 1977
Prabhupada: This is a good chance of United Nation-Indian, Americans, Englishmen, German, all mixed together.

Jayatirtha: Our Amsterdam temple has about sixty devotees, and they're from seventeen different countries, seventeen different nationalities are represented in the temple. There's nowhere else where so many different nationalities are living together.

Prabhupada: No. This is the nucleus of United Nations, real. Ishavasyam idam sarvam [Ishopanishad mantra 1], to understand everything belongs to Krishna. That is the basic principle of United Nation. Brahma-bhutah prasannatma [Bhagavad-gita 18.54], samah sarveshu bhuteshu. In that stage there can be equality. Otherwise not.

Conversation with Yadubara, Bombay, April 17, 1977
Prabhupada: This is the real United Nations. These rascals, they are barking simply for the last thirty years, and "United." Simply barking.

Tamala Krishna: Simply more flags.

Prabhupada: Simply barking. So I told it frankly that these are association of barking dogs.

Tamala Krishna: He was a little surprised to hear such a strong statement.

Prabhupada: Yes. And actually it is a fact. Some dogs barking. "I am bulldog." "I am this dog," "I am that dog." And they waste so much energy, money and time, simply for barking. The result is nothing, no United Nations. Every day a flag is coming. Bambharambhe laghu-kriya.(?) Bharam... Prahlada Maharaja says, bharam udvahate vimudhan . These rascals, they are making simply big, big arrangement. The result is nothing. Bharam udvahate vimudhan . And they remain rascal. But attempt is very gorgeous. "Oh, United Nations. Three hundred thousand flags in the..." Just see! Honorable flags. They offer obeisances to the flag, not to God. Krishna says, mam namaskuru. "No. Flag namaskuru." Just see how rascal they are. What he will gain by offering obeisances to the flag?

Tamala Krishna: Born as a cockroach in that country.

Prabhupada: And then by flit(?) he will be killed. "No, no, sir, I am your countryman, I am countryman. I belong to the same nation." "Who cares for you, flies, cockroaches? Kill them. American flies, who cares for you?" "I was a staunch nationalist. Now I have become fly. Don't kill me." "Who cares for you?" Will they excuse American flies, American cockroaches? But dehantara-prapti. That you cannot avoid. Then where is your nationalism? Nation means one who has taken birth in that land. The cockroach, the flies, the animals, they also born in that land, but who cares for them? Dehantara-prapti. So you are great nationalist. But the body is changed. How can you save yourself, not become a cockroach? Because the body is changing. That is in other's hand, Karmana daiva-netrena [Srimad Bhagavatam 3.31.1]. By superior supervision. It is not your choice. Here is dehantara-prapti. "Make me president body." "No, no, that is not your choice. You have to accept what I will give you. It will be just by your work, infection of the modes of nature." Daiva-netrena. This is a great science. They do not know it. Instead of understanding their life fictitious, they are asking whether Krishna is real or fictitious.

Room Conversation with disciples in Vrindaban, India, October 8, 1977
Prabhupada: United Nations under Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's flag, do everywhere. It is possible. Always that [the United Nations] is simply a false attempt. This is the real.

Brahmananda: You said that when you first came to New York. You went to the United Nations. The very first day I came to the kirtana there in New York. The next day you went for that peace vigil outside the United Nations, and you were chanting Hare Krishna and saying that this Krishna consciousness is the only method for making United Nations.

Prabhupada: That is fact. Ashraya lana paile, krishna nahi tare tyaje, ara sama mare aphala.(?) If we try under the protection of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, things will be successful. Others, they'll simply waste time and be disappointed and change his body and suffer.


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