“Mother is considered the field…But when I till the field, the production is mine.”

“Mother is considered the field…But when I till the field, the production is mine.”

Prabhupada said, “The child has father’s… the life from father’s property, and the mother is only giving you shelter. She is not the proprietor. Even in other’s, womb of other’s wife, a child is born… I give birth to a child in other’s wife, that is my child. Mother is considered the field, ksetra. But when I till the ksetra, field, the production is mine. This idea. The land may be yours, but if I plow on it and produce food grains, that is mine. That is not yours. This is the… Even in other’s wife, if somebody begets child, the child belongs to the father.” – Conversation on train to Allahabad, 11 January 1977, India