“Whatever the father and the spiritual master order should be taken without argument: ‘Yes.'”

“Whatever the father and the spiritual master order should be taken without argument: ‘Yes.'”

Prabhupada said, “The son or disciple should accept the words of his spiritual master and father without hesitation.” – SB 3.24.13, purport

“Two words in this verse are very important; one word is pitari, and another word is guroh. The son or disciple should accept the words of his spiritual master and father without hesitation. Whatever the father and the spiritual master order should be taken without argument: ‘Yes.’ There should be no instance in which the disciple or the son says, ‘This is not correct. I cannot carry it out.’ When he says that, he is fallen. The father and the spiritual master are on the same platform because a spiritual master is the second father. The higher classes are called dvija, twice-born. Whenever there is a question of birth, there must be a father. The first birth is made possible by the actual father, and the second birth is made possible by the spiritual master. Sometimes the father and the spiritual master may be the same man, and sometimes they are different men. In any case, the order of the father or the order of the spiritual master must be carried out without hesitation, with an immediate yes. There should be no argument. That is real service to the father and to the spiritual master. Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura has stated that the order of the spiritual master is the life and soul of the disciples. As a man cannot separate his life from his body, a disciple cannot separate the order of the spiritual master from his life. If a disciple follows the instruction of the spiritual master in that way, he is sure to become perfect. This is confirmed in the Upanishads: the import of Vedic instruction is revealed automatically only to one who has implicit faith in the Supreme Personality of Godhead and in his spiritual master. One may be materially considered an illiterate man, but if he has faith in the spiritual master as well as in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then the meaning of scriptural revelation is immediately manifested before him.”

“…It is a fact that great souls cheat others for a great cause.”

“…It is a fact that great souls cheat others for a great cause.”

Prabhupada said, “That great souls cheat others may be astonishing to know, but it is a fact that great souls cheat others for a great cause.” – SB 1.13.37, purport

“That great souls cheat others may be astonishing to know, but it is a fact that great souls cheat others for a great cause. It is said that Lord Krishna also advised Yudhistira to tell a lie before Dronacarya, and it was also for a great cause. The Lord wanted it, and therefore it was a great cause. Satisfaction of the Lord is the criterion of one who is bona fide, and the highest perfection of life is to satisfy the Lord by one’s occupational duty. That is the verdict of Gita and Bhagavatam. Dhritarashtra and Vidura, followed by Gandhari, did not disclose their determination to Sanjaya, although he was constantly with Dhritarashtra as his personal assistant. Sanjaya never thought that Dhritarashtra could perform any act without consulting him. But Dhritarashtra’s going away from home was so confidential that it could not be disclosed even to Sanjaya. Sanatana Gosvami also cheated the keeper of the prison house while going away to see Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and similarly Raghunatha dasa Gosvami also cheated his priest and left home for good to satisfy the Lord. To satisfy the Lord, anything is good, for it is in relation with the Absolute Truth. We also had the same opportunity to cheat the family members and leave home to engage in the service of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Such cheating was necessary for a great cause, and there is no loss for any party in such transcendental fraud.”

“They are becoming degraded so much so that they are doubting, asking questions.”

“They are becoming degraded so much so that they are doubting, asking questions.”

Prabhupada said, “They are becoming degraded so much so that they are doubting, asking questions.” – Morning walk, 21 January 1977, Bhuvanesvara

Prabhupada: Kṛṣṇa says one who is completely free from sinful life, he can become perfectly a devotee. So these are the four pillars of sinful life. Yesam tv anta-gatam papam [BG 7.28]. Oh, it is nice park.

Ramesvara: But because this is the age of Kali, even if the Krishna consciousness movement spreads and even captures governments, how can we stop individual people from doing this? (car stops)

Prabhupada: No. You cannot expect cent percent will be sinless. But there must be an ideal section—”Oh, here is…” That is wanted. That is wanted, not that you can expect cent percent ideal.

Gargamuni: Gate’s locked?

Hari-sauri: So that ideal should be the persons who are living in our asramas.

Ramesvara: No, they’re in there.(?)

Gargamuni: That’s our man. He jumped over the fence to get the gate open open.

Ramesvara: But now, suppose there is some businessman, and he knows that everybody is wanting this sex. So he is making movie or writing a book describing these things.

Prabhupada: These things were formerly restricted-censor board.

Ramesvara: So there must be censorship…

Prabhupada: Yes.

Ramesvara: …in a Kṛṣṇa conscious…

Prabhupada: Oh, yes.

Ramesvara: …government.

Prabhupada: Oh, yes.

Ramesvara: Censorship of television, radio, all media.

Prabhupada: So let us… (car door opens—break) The people are becoming godless. How much degradation. Lord Ramacandra appeared, Lord Krishna appeared, Lord Buddha, Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared and many others, and the people of India, they are becoming godless. Why? Do you follow what I say? Yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata, tadatmanam srjamyaham [BG 4.7]. And He does it in India within this universe. And they are become now… This is Kali-yuga. Other countries, they may, but India, so fortunate birth… Bharata-bhumite hailamanusya janma. They are becoming degraded so much so that they are doubting, asking questions.

“In the Western countries, the women are given freedom like man, but that is unnatural.”

“In the Western countries, the women are given freedom like man, but that is unnatural.”

Prabhupada said, “Woman requires protection. According to Vedic culture, woman has no independence, because they cannot keep their independence. It is not possible. A sixteen-year-old boy can go safely all over the world, but a sixteen-year girl cannot. That is not possible. By nature, they are weak. So they require protection. And until she reaches youthhood, she is protected by the father. As soon as she reaches youthhood, she is given to a young man, her husband, to give protection. And in old age, she is protected by the elderly sons. This is the Vedic culture. They have three phases of life: childhood, youthhood, and old age. So… Because they are weak. In the Western countries, the women are given freedom like man, but that is unnatural. Unnatural. Therefore these poor souls are being exploited by the other section. It is a great deficiency of the Western sociology. But the Vedic culture is different from this. Woman is not given independence.” – Lecture on SB 1.15.20, 30 November 1973, Los Angeles

“Woman should not be given independence. She must remain just like a child remains under the control of the parents. That is good.”

“Woman should not be given independence. She must remain just like a child remains under the control of the parents. That is good.”

Prabhupada said, “So therefore, woman is advised by the Manu-samhita, they should remain under the intelligent man, not declare freedom. That will be their life nice. Therefore it is advised that until one is married with an intelligent husband, she must remain under the control of her father. Still in India, until a girl is married, she cannot move freely. Where is our Syamasundara? You know, what happened about that Sharma girls. Two girls in Nairobi, they wanted to join our society. So Brahmananda, as other girls are joining, he welcomed, but it created a havoc to the family of the girl. They went here and there. ‘Oh, the girl has gone out of home. There will be no marriage.’ That’s a fact. In India still, in respectable family, if a young girl goes out of home for three days, it will be difficult, or she will not be married. So this still I saw in Nairobi.

“So anyway the system is unless one is married, a girl, she must remain under the control of the parents. Therefore it is the parents’ duty to see that the girl is married to a suitable boy. That is the duty. When the girl is married, then parent’s duty is finished. Not by the age. Up to this point. So during young time, say, up to, say, forty years, she should remain under the husband. And when there are grown-up children, she should remain… Just like that Mrs. Sharma. She is under the care of her elderly sons. So Manu-samhita says that na stri svatantryam arhati. Woman should not be given independence. She must remain… Just like… That is not bad. Just like a child remains under the control of the parents. That is good. Similarly, woman remaining under the control of father or husband or elderly boy, that is good for them. And still, they are very happy.” – Lecture on SB 1.3.21, 26 September 1972, Los Angeles
“You have to understand that woman is never given to be independence.”

“You have to understand that woman is never given to be independence.”

Prabhupada said, “You have to understand that woman is never given to be independence. Independence means just like child has to be taken care, similarly, woman has to be taken care. You cannot let your child go in the street alone. There will be danger. Similarly, according to Vedic civilization, Manu-samhita, woman should be given protection. In this way, acara, this is called acara. So the demons, they do not know. The demons, they do not know what is what, how one thing should be treated, how… They do not know. In the Western countries there is no such distinction between man and woman, but there is. We have to accept it and construct this social institution in that way. Then it will be perfect.” – Lecture on BG 16.7, 3 February 1975, Hawaii

“How can I give you equal rights, because your brain is less substance.”

“How can I give you equal rights, because your brain is less substance.”

Prabhupada said, “How they can have equal rights? Up to date in the history there is not a single woman who is a great scientist or great philosopher or great…” – Morning walk, 9 January 1977, Bombay

Prabhupada: I condemn everyone, that “You are all dogs and hogs.” And United Nations a pack of dogs barking. That’s a fact. And in Chicago I said, all women, “You cannot have freedom. You have got only thirty-four-ounce brain, and man has got sixty-four-ounce.” I told them. So I became a subject of very great criticism.
Trivikrama: Women’s liberation.
Prabhupada: I denied, “No, you cannot have.” I told them. One girl in the airship, she was seeing like… I asked her, “Give me 7-Up.” “It is locked now.” So I frankly said that “No, no. You cannot have equal rights because your brain is thirty-four ounce.” Actually that’s a fact. Where is woman philosopher, mathematician, scientist? Not a single.
Dr. Patel: Apart from that, I mean, they are made for a particular mission.
Prabhupada: How they can have equal rights? Up to date in the history there is not a single woman who is a great scientist or great philosopher or great…
Dr. Patel: Madame Curie was a…
Prabhupada: All bogus.
Dr. Patel: You are getting too harsh on them because…
Prabhupada: No, no. How can I give you equal rights, because your brain is less substance.
Dr. Patel: We cannot degrade our mothers that way.
Prabhupada: It is not degrading. It is accepting the actual fact.
Dr. Patel: These girls are misled, these American girls.
Prabhupada: There is no history. There is no history. Just like Kunti’s mother. She produced so many heroes, but she was not hero. She could produce heroes like Arjuna, like Bhima. But not that she becomes hero.
Dr. Patel: Mother can produce heroes…
Prabhupada: That’s all right. Still, nobody will say that Kunti is as good as Arjuna or Bhima.
Dr. Patel: How can anybody say?
Prabhupada: That is… How you’ll get the equal rights?
Dr. Patel: No woman smaller than Kunti could have produced an Arjuna.
Prabhupada: You can produce. That is another thing. A cook can produce foodstuff suitable for rich man, but that does not mean he is rich man.
“The same process as the Mohammedans did, with sword and Koran, we’ll have to do that.”

“The same process as the Mohammedans did, with sword and Koran, we’ll have to do that.”

Prabhupada said, “When there will be military march of Krishna conscious soldiers. Anyone who does not believe in Krishna, ‘Blam!’ Yes. The same process as the Mohammedans did, with sword and Koran, we’ll have to do that. ‘Do you believe in Krishna or not?’ ‘No, sir.’ ‘Blam!’ Finished.” – Morning walk, 15 March 1974, Vrindavana