|[Posted May 30, 2006]
The Worst Things are Already Happening
Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
May 29, 2006
- Shocking! Babies—on the menu in Japan??
Just in: An email is making its rounds with graphic photos depicting
dead fetus being butchered, jars on a supermarket shelf purportedly
containing brains, a dead fetus being washed and prepared for cooking
and then eaten.
Warning! Photos are shocking. [click
here to view]
from email message reads: "It's Japan's hottest food. Dead babies or
fetuses could be bought at ¥10000 to ¥12000 from hospitals to
meet the high demand for grilled and barbecued babies."
The Daily Mail - May 28, 2006
- Babies aborted for not being perfect
ethical storm over abortions has been renewed as it
emerged that terminations are being carried out for minor, treatable
Late terminations have been performed in recent years
bcause the babies had club feet, official figures show. Other babies
were destroyed because they had webbed fingers or extra digits.
defects can often be corrected with a simple operation or
physiotherapy. The revelation sparked fears that abortion is
increasingly being used to satisfy couples' desire for the 'perfect'
will kill their own children and eat them
to Godhead magazine Number 49, "The
Search for the Divine"
Lokamangala dasa: In your books you explain
that we are in the Kali-yuga age. Is the Kali-yuga age coming to a
begins from the very beginning of sex
from Conversation with David Lawrence, August 30, 1973, London
Srila Prabhupada: No. It will
continue for another 427,000 years. The duration of Kali-yuga is
432,000 years. Out of that, we have passed only 5,000 years. The
balance is 427,000 years. And during this time the condition of society
will be worse-not better but worse. In the last stage of Kali-yuga
there will be no food grains, no milk, no fruits. It will be a very
horrible time. People will kill their own children and eat them, just
like animals. The last stage of Kali-yuga will be like that. So before
coming to that stage, better to take Krishna consciousness and go back
to Krishna. That is our program. We don’t wish to wait for the worst
things. The worst things are already happening, and it will be still
worse. Instead of waiting for that time, better to become perfect by
chanting Hare Krishna and go back home, back to Godhead. That is our
Prabhupada: Real life means you have to
minimize your bodily
activities so that you can save time and devote for spiritual
understanding. That is real life. And the present civilization based on
bodily concept of life is animal life. It is not civilized life.
Civilized life means athato brahma jijnasa. When one is
advanced so much so that he inquires about the spirit soul. But there
is no such inquiry. Like the cats and dogs, they cannot inquire what is
spirit soul. So Vedic life means to become free as much as possible
from the bodily disturbances. Therefore, the first education is to
become brahmachari, celibacy. You see? Now, at the present
moment, they are trying to make the abortion as law. But these rascals
cannot check their sex life. You see? Their philosophy is that you
shall go on with sex life unrestrictedly and when there is pregnancy,
kill the child.
David Lawrence: Yes.
Prabhupada: This is their
rascal's philosophy. They have no idea that by training one can forget
sex life. So if you forget sex life, where is the question of abortion?
Where is the question of abortion? But they cannot do that. Therefore,
it is said adanta-gobhir vishatam tamisram [Srimad-Bhagavatam
7.5.30]. By nonrestricted sense enjoyment they are gradually going to
the animal, lower grade of life. They cannot explain why there are so
many varieties of life. They cannot explain. So this killer of baby
within the womb, so the result will be that this man who is, I mean to
say, indulging in abortion, he'll be put into the womb, and somebody
will kill him. And as many wombs or babies he has killed, he'll have to
take so many lives and being killed. So much so that it will be rather
impossible for him for hundreds of years to see the light. He'll remain
in the womb and being killed. Does not know the nature's law. One
cannot violate the nature's law. You can violate the state law. Suppose
you kill somebody, you can escape by trick. But you cannot escape
nature's law. As many times you have killed, so many times you have to
be killed within the womb. This is nature's law.
David Lawrence: I was very
interested to talk to a nurse in one of the main London hospitals only
last week in fact, and she was saying that they're having an almost
impossible time trying to man these abortion wards now because all the
nurses and doctors just don't want to do the work. In some cases, she
was saying, that they take a baby from its mother's womb and it's sort
of put onto a tray and thrown into a litter bin and you can see it
David Lawrence: And they've
had one or two cases at their hospital where they've gone out
afterwards and they've seen babies moving! Terrible.
Prabhupada: It has been seen
in Calcutta also, in dust bin found out some child, dust bin.
David Lawrence: Terrible.
Some are in such an advanced state of pregnancy that clearly life is a
Prabhupada: Not advanced
stage, life begins from the very beginning of sex. The living entity is
very small. By nature's law, according to his karma, he's sent
to the father's semina and that is injected and immediately the two
secretions emulsify, the man's and the woman's, and it forms a body
just like a pea. That is the formation of body. Now that pea-like form
develops gradually. Then first manifestation is the nine holes.
Everything is there in the Vedic literature. Nine holes, they have got
nine holes. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. In
this way gradually the senses develop and by the time seven months,
everything is complete and the living entity's consciousness come back.
Prior to the formation of the body, the living entity remains
unconscious just like in chloroform, anaesthetic. Then he dreams and
then gradually consciousness... At that time he becomes very much upset
to come out, come out. Then nature gives him "khut!" He comes
out. That's all. This is the process of birth.
David Lawrence: Miracle.
Prabhupada: What do they
know? They do not know anything.
David Lawrence: No, no. I was
absolutely amazed to read an article...
Prabhupada: This is Vedic
knowledge. So you'll get everything perfect. Therefore, how there can
be any history? That is the difficulty. We are speaking everything, of
the spiritual. Therefore, it is sometimes very difficult for the gross
materialist. They are so dull-headed, they cannot understand.
David Lawrence: The British
Association which is, many people regard an irrelevant bunch of
scientists, who meet once a year, one of the good speeches was in fact
given on the question of the value of human life. And one of the points
was made there by somebody who has had to talk to these girls who come
in to have abortions, some cases their third and fourth abortion, and
they're not married of course. And saying that many of the girls regard
an abortion in the same way as they regard a shampoo for their hair.
David Lawrence: "O, well you
know, hair's got to be washed, we wash hair. Womb's got to be cleaned
out, we clean the womb out." Just like that.
Prabhupada: And where is
movement in the shampoo? That means that human beings are simply being
put into ignorance, animal kingdom. This is modern civilization.
David Lawrence: Yes, yes.
Prabhupada: To keep people in
ignorance, in darkness, is ajanat. Ajanat. The Sanskrit word is
ajanat. Lokasya ajanat. Ajanat means to keep in darkness.
They do not know anything about the importance of life. Ajanat.
Yaya sammohito jiva atmanam tri-gunatmakam [SB
1.7.5]. By this ajanat principle a man considers that this, "I
am this matter." They are all doing all these things because they have
no spiritual understanding.
David Lawrence: That's right.
Prabhupada: Yes. Taking the
body as lump of matter. That's all. To break a stone and to kill the
body of a child is the same thing. They think like that.