Any rascal makes some intrigue, and he gets vote. And then they detect, "Oh, he's the wrong man." Again another is taken.
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They Do Not Know Who is the Right Man

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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

Srila Prabhupada
Conversation with Mr. Asnanik, Bombay, January 8, 1977

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Prabhupada: Nobody is interested. That is the difficulty in this age. Na te viduh svartha-gatim hi vishnum durashaya ye bahir-artha-maninah [Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.5.31]. They do not know how one can become happy. They are simply hoping against hope. Durashaya. Ashaya means hope, and dura means which will never be fulfilled. Durashaya ye bahir-artha-maninah.
Pradyumna: You wrote that essay one time, "Hope Against Hope."
Prabhupada: Yes. Hope against hope is which is never fulfilled.
Mr. Asnani: Living in the fool's paradise.
Prabhupada: Yes. "This plan has failed. Now let me this, make this plan. And then again fail? All right, let me this." This is hope against hope. He's thinking that "This plan has failed. Let me do this plan." Again failed? "Again another, again another."
Mr. Asnani: Foundation, as you said, is on the household.
Hari-sauri: Moghasha.
Prabhupada: Moghasha mogha-karmano mogha-jnana vichetasah... [Bhagavad-gita 9.12].
Hari-sauri: Baffled hope.
Prabhupada: It will never be fulfilled, but still, they will make plan. The Napoleon made a plan. Hitler made a plan. Churchill made a plan. Gandhi made a plan. Mussolini made a plan. But the plan and planmaker—all washed away. Things are going on as it is. Therefore Krishna says, sarva-dharman parityajya: [Bhagavad-gita 18.66] "Don't make plan. Take to My plan. You'll be happy. I'll give you." This planmaking... Our government has got planning commission. The planning commission has brought people in such a condition that they are dying of starvation. And they are taking salary, big, big, fat salary. This is going on.
Mr. Asnani: And taking share from the black market also.
Prabhupada: How you can expect good wishes from such persons? Very precarious condition. Your son, you take care. Now, as soon as you make a committee to take care of your son, then everything is finished. Is it not? The committee members will finish the son and the son's maintenance and everything. But that is going on. Formerly there was one monarch. He was acting according to the Vedic instruction. So he was responsible. And if there are many votes, by vote a government, a combination of plunderers, what they will take care of the people? It is impossible. Otherwise why there was need of dragging down Nixon? He was elected, wrong elected. Wrong must be. The people are wrong. They do not know who is the right man. Any rascal makes some intrigue, and he gets vote. And then they detect, "Oh, he's the wrong man." Again another is taken. Punah punash charvita-charvananam [Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.5.30]. And what is the guarantee that another man is right? Because the process is wrong.
Hari-sauri: They're continually re-electing a new man. The got rid of Nixon, put Ford in. Now they've got rid of Ford; they've put Carter in. And then they'll get rid of Carter, and they'll put someone else in.
Prabhupada: Punah punash charvita-charvananam [Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.5.30]: "Again and again chewing the chewed." But if they make it point that "If one is not Krishna consciousness, I'll not give a vote," then everything will be perfect, nice.
Hari-sauri: Some countries fine you if you don't vote. If you don't vote, they fine you just to make people vote, because they know otherwise everybody's so disgusted...
Prabhupada: Just see. I have never given vote. Since we have got this sva-raj, as soon as the vote question, I go away. Because I think, "Why shall I give this nonsense vote? None of them are liked by me." I avoid it. In my grihastha life [household life], the municipal board and the..., I avoid. I don't believe in.


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