I think of the morning walk conversations as the fruit of the tree of Srila Prabhupada’s teaching. There are the formal translation and purports of his many books, but the conversations are the fruits of that extensive tree of formal translations and purports. The conversations give a taste that is not available in the formality of his translated work.
My opinion, my experience, my realization. The fruit of a tree is the desired and relishable thing.
Before, America declared war on communism, then America declared war on terrorism, but the real world threat is demonism.
Srila Prabhupada’s words are all the more relevant now, nearly 40 years since they were first spoken.
Here is another conversation regarding Pakistan, USA and Russia using India as a battle field.
It starts by Prabhupada questioning the devotees on why America is so fond of Pakistan. Of course no one can properly answer. Prabhupada then goes on to ultimately point out “The leadership of a country may change, but the POLICY of the country never changes.” He then elaborates. more
The world got along for thousands of years without heavy industrialization, technology, credit derivatives, inflation and unemployment, and it was a time when human beings used to be civilized.
excerpt from morning walk conversation, Durban, October 13, 1975:
PRABHUPADA: Material enjoyment means implicated in unnecessary activities. If people are satisfied with plain living, then these things are not necessary: go into the ocean, find out oil, then bring it in the port, then distribute it, so many, one after another. That, this kind of civilization, they think it is advanced. And to live very plainly, minimizing this unnecessary activity, they think it is not civilization. more
Berkeley, California, August 31, 2011
Why did Prabhupada publish all these books?
HANSADUTTA: The important thing is… The Harinam initiation is important. It’s the first initiation, it’s the most important. But in Kali Yuga it’s also good if you are – how do you say? – engaged in deity worship, so generally, after a person has been purified to a certain extent, they’re offered the sacred thread ceremony, so that they can also worship the deities. But… but the essential thing is the Harinam. That’s essential.