SRILA PRABHUPADA LILAMTRA AS IT IS
So Calcutta became devastated. All people practically left Calcutta. Daily hundreds and hundreds of people were dying. I was one year old or one and a half year old. I have seen what was happening, but there was plague epidemic......the plague was subsided
by sankirtana movement.
river, the river has its function to supply water all the year. During
rainy season the water is collected on the top of the hill. It is
stocked there by God's arrangement, and they come down. Just like we,
by power pump, we get water down to the top of the roof and stock
there. Similarly, on high level of hills and mountains water is
stocked. Sometimes they are stocked in ice form, not in liquid form.
So according to the seasonal changes the ice becomes melted and the
water is supplied. It comes through the river. The same thing is
there, but because we have now turned to become demons, the river
sometimes overfloods, killing so many men and animals, at the loss.
Actually everything is meant for kamam, for supplying our necessities.
And as soon as you are disobedient to God, demons, nature will give
you punishment. Instead of supplying you water, water is there, it
will overflood. You will be in trouble.
Everything is perfectly being done by nature. Nature is appointed by
Krsna. Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita, mayadhyaksena prakrtih suyate
sa-caracaram: "Under My control." So prakrti will work very nicely
provided you are also nice, Krsna conscious. If you are not nice, then
daivi hy esa gunamayi mama maya duratyaya. "My maya, My prakrti, My
energy, is very strong, duratyaya." These rascals, they are trying to
control this flood, government. So much money they have wasted, but
still in this quarter there are havoc. Therefore daivi hy esa gunamayi
mama maya duratyaya. You cannot control the nature's way. That is not
[Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture 1.10.5 Mayapura, June 20, 1973]
Note: So if we go out and try to give the people Srila Prabhupada's association in the form of his original books and his transcendental Sankirtana party [Prabhupada leading the chant], then we will find [as a by product] that the effects of the coming third world war on our local town will be subsided. Of course, Srila Prabhupada does do not recommend that sankirtana should be used for some material purpose, that is nama-aparadha[offense to the holy name], but the material benefit will be there automatically if we have the desire to save people from repeated birth and death by giving them Srila Prabhupada's association.
Dear Prabhu's please accept my humble obeisance's.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Please forgive my offences. I humbly request you to send any quotes from Srila Prabhupada which describe his transcendental qualities and pastimes. In this way together we may be able to compile a book for his glorification and our meditation on his exalted personality. Thank you.
Your servant Mukunda dasa.