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A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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© 2004 - Hansadutta das
|[Posted March 25, 2007]
Too will be
Kicked Out A.C.
Today you are an Englishman because you were born in England, but in your next life you may not take your birth in England; it may be in China or Russia or some other country. Or you may not get this human form of body. Today you are a nationalist, you are a very great follower of your country, but tomorrow if you stay in your country you may be a cow being taken to the slaughterhouse. more
All those men who foolishly believed they were serving the cause by
dying were cheated?
HANSADUTTA: They were cheated. Because what will they gain for that? Okay, again be an American. You loved America and gave your life for America? So we'll give you America again. Be American. You be Chinaman, you be Japanese. Whatever your determination is, Krishna says, "All right, you take it." You live like a dog, you'll be a dog. I met Timothy Leary one day. That was in John Lennon's place, in fact. He came in, he was already bombed, on drugs. I said, "Here, take some prasadam." I put it in his mouth. He said, "What is this?" I said, "This is prasadam. If you take it, it's guaranteed you'll be a human being in your next life and won't be a dog or an animal." He spit it out. He said, "I want to be a dog." He was so ignorant.
SITHU: He said that?
HANSADUTTA: Yes. He said, "I want to be a dog." People have this idea that animals are free. They always... during the hippy days there was a group of hippies who worshipped hogs, pigs, because they thought pigs had a really good time. They could have sex without discrimination, eat trash. So they felt that the hog's life was emblematic of freedom. Uninhibited. The hippy call was the uninhibited. The women all took off their brassieres and walked around with their boobs flopping around. That kind of.... Again, there's desire for being uninhibited and natural. It's a natural, eternal compulsion, but because they had no knowledge of the higher spiritual nature, they wanted to have this freedom in the material nature. But material nature is not my nature. My nature is there, but I'm here. To exhibit unrestricted, uninhibited freedom in eating, sleeping, defending and sex here means bondage. We must have it there. Freedom in the spirit.
SITHU: So many people want that freedom.
HANSADUTTA: They don't understand. Because they have no proper knowledge that this is not our natural environment. They think natural means this. But this is unnatural. Why? Because it won't last. It will be born, grow and produce something, dwindle and vanish. Like Singapore. It was born, it has grown, it is producing some offspring, and then it will begin to dwindle and then vanish. Everything will undergo these six changes, and Singapore is no exception. But Lee Kwan Yew is thinking, "Oh, this will be an exception." He's thinking that this will be an exception.
SITHU: Is this the greatest maya? I'm sure that he's seeing so many other countries all through history go through it.
HANSADUTTA: And now Americans are being defeated. Within their own country, the young people think, "Who cares? Who gives a sh_t." They don't care. They just throw it off. The young Americans are apathetic.
Rittvik Representative of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Trustee, BHAKTIVEDANTA BOOK TRUST
WORLD SANKIRTAN PARTY