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|[Posted 28 June 2006]
Dying for Recognition
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Conversation with disciples, Paris, June 12, 1974
this story to a friend
Paramahamsa: If the material creation is
created by Krishna, then man cannot destroy it although they are
thinking that if they have a nuclear war, then they will destroy the
Prabhupada: What they will
Paramahamsa: They're thinking
the earth will just blow up with all the atomic bombs.
Prabhupada: That means this
earth will be finished?
Prabhupada: They're expecting
Prabhupada: The earth will be
Bhagavan: They think it's
within their power.
Bhagavan: It's within their
Prabhupada: Within their
power, so many things they're imagining. That is not possible. He can
make a big hole only. That's all. Then where he'll stand? Suppose he
finishes the earth. Then he is also finished. Then what is the credit?
If you suicide, if you cut your own throat, is that very good credit?
Then what is the credit? Suppose he has manufactured something that the
earth will be finished. Then he'll be also finished. So what is God's
loss? There are millions of earth-like planets floating in the sky. So
one is lost. What is God's loss? It is your loss, that you are
finished. Is that very good invention, to finish yourself? You are
being finished. And now you have invented instrument to be finished. So
you'll be finished. Wait for that. Why you are anxious to invent
something to finish yourself? Is that very good intelligence? You'll be
finished. That's a fact. So why you have invented machine to finish
yourself quickly and you want to take credit? That means he proves he's
a nonsense. He's a nonsense.
Paramahamsa: If God is
all-good, why does He permit so many wars to go on?
Prabhupada: Because you want
to be finished. You create war to be finished. God does not create.
Just like you have created this weapon. In the name of finishing your
enemy, you'll be finished, also. Is that very good credit? And God has
created like that? You have created. Why don't you understand this?
Yogeshvar: Well, why has God
permitted me to do such a horrible thing?
Prabhupada: Yes, that is your
little independence. God does not want to touch any... By your
independence, go to hell or go to heaven. That's your choice. God says
that "Don't use your independence by malpractice." Sarva-dharman
parityajya mam... [Bhagavad-gita 18.66]. God, that
is God's statement. "You surrender to Me. I'll guide you." But if you
misuse your independence, that's your business. You go to hell or
heaven. That's your business.
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