“…There are others who cultivate the hatha-yoga system and who try to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead by childish activities.”

“…There are others who cultivate the hatha-yoga system and who try to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead by childish activities.”

Prabhupada said, “…There are others who cultivate the hatha-yoga system and who try to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead by childish activities.” – BG 13.25, purport

“Here it is stated that there are some people who are pure in consciousness and who try to find out the Supersoul by meditation, and when they discover the Supersoul within themselves, they become transcendentally situated. Similarly, there are others who also try to understand the Supreme Soul by cultivation of knowledge, and there are others who cultivate the hatha-yoga system and who try to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead by childish activities.”

“The devotees are especially protected by the Lord so that they may remain infallible.”

“The devotees are especially protected by the Lord so that they may remain infallible.”

Prabhupada said, “The Lord asks Arjuna to declare, and why? Because sometimes the declaration of Govinda Himself may seem contradictory to mundane creatures, but the mundaner will never find any contradiction in the words of the Lord’s devotees. The devotees are especially protected by the Lord so that they may remain infallible.” – SB 2.6.34, purport

“Lord Brahma is the original speaker of Vedic wisdom to Narada, and Narada is the distributor of transcendental knowledge all over the world through his various disciples, like Vyasadeva and others. The followers of Vedic wisdom accept the statements of Brahmaji as gospel truth, and transcendental knowledge is thus being distributed all over the world by the process of disciplic succession from time immemorial, since the beginning of the creation. Lord Brahma is the perfect liberated living being within the material world, and any sincere student of transcendental knowledge must accept the words and statements of Brahmaji as infallible. The Vedic knowledge is infallible because it comes down directly from the Supreme Lord unto the heart of Brahma, and since he is the most perfect living being, Brahmaji is always correct to the letter. And this is because Lord Brahma is a great devotee of the Lord who has earnestly accepted the lotus feet of the Lord as the supreme truth. In the Brahma-samhita, which is compiled by Brahmaji, he repeats the aphorism govindam adi-purusham tam aham bhajami: ‘I am a worshiper of the original personality of Godhead, Govinda, the primeval Lord.’ So whatever he says, whatever he thinks, and whatever he does normally in his mood are to be accepted as truth because of his direct and very intimate connection with Govinda, the primeval Lord. Sri Govinda, who pleasingly accepts the loving transcendental service of His devotees, gives all protection to the words and actions of His devotees. The Lord declares in the Bhagavad-gita (9.31), kaunteya pratijanihi: ‘O son of Kunti, please declare it.’ The Lord asks Arjuna to declare, and why? Because sometimes the declaration of Govinda Himself may seem contradictory to mundane creatures, but the mundaner will never find any contradiction in the words of the Lord’s devotees. The devotees are especially protected by the Lord so that they may remain infallible. Therefore the process of devotional service always begins in the service of the devotee who appears in disciplic succession. The devotees are always liberated, but that does not mean that they are impersonal. The Lord is a person eternally, and the devotee of the Lord is also a person eternally. Because the devotee has his sense organs even at the liberated stage, he is therefore a person always. And because the devotee’s service is accepted by the Lord in full reciprocation, the Lord is also a person in His complete spiritual embodiment. The devotee’s senses, being engaged in the service of the Lord, never go astray under the attraction of false material enjoyment. The plans of the devotee never go in vain, and all this is due to the faithful attachment of the devotee for the service of the Lord. This is the standard of perfection and liberation. Anyone, beginning from Brahmaji down to the human being, is at once put on the path of liberation simply by his attachment in great earnestness for the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna, the primeval Lord. The Lord affirms this in the Bhagavad-gita (14.26):

mam ca yo ‘vyabhicarena

bhakti-yogena sevate

sa gunan samatityaitan

brahma-bhuyaya kalpate

“Anyone, therefore, who is earnestly serious in heart and soul about being in intimate touch with the Personality of Godhead in the relationship of transcendental loving service will always be infallible in words and action. The reason is that the Supreme Lord is Absolute Truth, and anything earnestly dovetailed with the Absolute Truth attains the same transcendental quality. On the other hand, any amount of mental speculation on the strength of material science and knowledge without any bona fide touch with the Absolute Truth is sure to be a mundane untruth and failure, simply due to not being in touch with the Absolute Truth. Such godless, unfaithful words and actions, however materially enriched, are never to be trusted. That is the purport of this important verse. A grain of devotion is more valuable than tons of faithlessness.”

“…There is no room for common sense in the injunctions of the sastras.”

“…There is no room for common sense in the injunctions of the sastras.”

Prabhupada said, “Common sense is always imperfect, whereas the description in the sastras is always perfect and complete.” – SB 2.1.30, purport

“To common sense the description in this verse appears to be somewhat contradictory because sometimes the sun has been described as the eyeball and sometimes as the outer space sphere. But there is no room for common sense in the injunctions of the sastras. We must accept the description of the sastras and concentrate more on the form of the virat-rupa than on common sense. Common sense is always imperfect, whereas the description in the sastras is always perfect and complete. If there is any incongruity, it is due to our imperfection and not the sastras’. That is the method of approaching Vedic wisdom.”

“The negroes, they capture and rape.”

“The negroes, they capture and rape.”

Prabhupada said, “I have heard from many women that they rape. The negroes, they capture and rape.” – Morning walk, 20 April 1974, Hyderabad

Prabhupada: That Central Park, nobody can walk there. I have heard from many women that they rape. The negroes, they capture and rape. Life is unsafe even in a civilized city like New York. So what is this civilization? Our (name withheld) was… [break] …Park. (Name withheld) our. Yes, she said.

Mahamsa: She said?

Prabhupada: No, no, she said. She was captured by a group of negroes to rape her. [break] That girl, what is his name? (name withheld) wife?

Satsvarupa: (Name withheld).

Prabhupada: She was raped.

Satsvarupa: Trinidad.

Prabhupada: Yes. She was raped.
“…What is called? When man forcibly attacks?”

“…What is called? When man forcibly attacks?”

Prabhupada said, “…The male duck is attacking the female duck, what is called? When man forcibly attacks?” – Morning Walk, 6 January 1977, Bombay

Prabhupada: No, no, San Francisco. There is a lake. So there the ducks, the male duck is attacking the female duck, what is called? When man forcibly attacks?
Giriraja: Rape.
Prabhupada: Rape, the same thing.
“…Then there is love, not by force. That is rape.”

“…Then there is love, not by force. That is rape.”

Prabhupada said, “Love is reciprocal, voluntary, good exchange of feeling, then there is love, not by force. That is rape. The… Why one is called lover, another is called rape?” – Evening darsana, 8 July 1976, Washington D.C.

“That is force. (indistinct) prema. In Bengali it is said ‘If you catch one girl or boy, “You love me, you love me, you love me.”‘ Is it love? (laughter) ‘You love me, otherwise I will kill you.’ (laughter) Is that love? So Krishna does not want to become a lover like that, on the point of revolver, ‘You love me, otherwise I shall kill you.’ That is not love, that is threatening. Love is reciprocal, voluntary, good exchange of feeling, then there is love, not by force. That is rape. The… Why one is called lover, another is called rape?”

“…The sexual appetite of a woman is nine times greater than that of a man.”

“…The sexual appetite of a woman is nine times greater than that of a man.”

Prabhupada said, “It is understood that the sexual appetite of a woman is nine times greater than that of a man.” – SB 3.23.44, purport

“Here the daughter of Svayambhuva Manu, Devahuti, is described as suratotsuka. After traveling with her husband all over the universe, in Mount Meru and the beautiful gardens of the heavenly kingdoms, she naturally became sexually stimulated, and in order to satisfy her sexual desire, Kardama Muni expanded himself into nine forms. Instead of one, he became nine, and nine persons had sexual intercourse with Devahuti for many, many years. It is understood that the sexual appetite of a woman is nine times greater than that of a man. That is clearly indicated here. Otherwise, Kardama Muni would have had no reason to expand himself into nine.”

“When a husbandless woman is attacked by an aggressive man, she takes his action to be mercy.”

“When a husbandless woman is attacked by an aggressive man, she takes his action to be mercy.”

Prabhupada said, “When a husbandless woman is attacked by an aggressive man, she takes his action to be mercy.” – SB 4.25.42, purport

“When a husbandless woman is attacked by an aggressive man, she takes his action to be mercy. A woman is generally very much attracted by a man’s long arms. A serpent’s body is round, and it becomes narrower and thinner at the end. The beautiful arms of a man appear to a woman just like serpents, and she very much desires to be embraced by such arms.

“The word anatha-varga is very significant in this verse. Natha means ‘husband,’ and a means ‘without.’ A young woman who has no husband is called anatha, meaning ‘one who is not protected.’ As soon as a woman attains the age of puberty, she immediately becomes very much agitated by sexual desire. It is therefore the duty of the father to get his daughter married before she attains puberty. Otherwise she will be very much mortified by not having a husband. Anyone who satisfies her desire for sex at that age becomes a great object of satisfaction. It is a psychological fact that when a woman at the age of puberty meets a man and the man satisfies her sexually, she will love that man for the rest of her life, regardless who he is. Thus so-called love within this material world is nothing but sexual satisfaction.”