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[Posted July 5, 2006]

Worldwide Contest of Military Might

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada
FT.com - July 5, 2006 - N Korea tempts sanctions by firing missiles

North Korea on Wedneday morning test-fired at least six missiles, including one inter-continental missile that appeared to have failed in flight, in a highly provocative move on the US's Independence Day that will invite a strong diplomatic response.

...Pyongyang, which last February declared it had become a nuclear state and soon after said it no longer felt bound by a moratorium on missile testing, has been working on its missile programme but it was not known whether its technology has advanced to allow it to fire long-range missiles.




Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto 10: The Summum Bonum,
Chapter 1: The Advent of Lord Krishna, Introduction


When the residents of this earth become atheistic and godless, they descend to the status of animals like dogs and hogs, and thus their only business is to bark among themselves. This is dharmasya glani, deviation from the goal of life. Human life is meant for attaining the highest perfection of Krishna consciousness, but when people are godless and the presidents or kings are unnecessarily puffed up with military power, their business is to fight and increase the military strength of their different states. Nowadays, therefore, it appears that every state is busy manufacturing atomic weapons to prepare for a third world war. Such preparations are certainly unnecessary; they reflect the false pride of the heads of state. The real business of a chief executive is to see to the happiness of the mass of people by training them in Krishna consciousness in different divisions of life. Chatur-varnyam maya srishtam guna-karma-vibhagashah (Bhagavad-gita 4.13). A leader should train the people as brahmanas, kshatriyas, vaishyas and shudras and engage them in various occupational duties, thus helping them progress toward Krishna consciousness. Instead, however, rogues and thieves in the guise of protectors arrange for a voting system, and in the name of democracy they come to power by hook or crook and exploit the citizens. Even long, long ago, asuras, persons devoid of God consciousness, became the heads of state, and now this is happening again. The various states of the world are preoccupied with arranging for military strength. Sometimes they spend sixty-five percent of the government's revenue for this purpose. But why should people's hard-earned money be spent in this way? Because of the present world situation, Krishna has descended in the form of the Krishna consciousness movement. This is quite natural, for without the Krishna consciousness movement the world cannot be peaceful and happy.


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