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Civilization and transcendence
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda Replies to a Questionnaire From Bhavan’s Journal June 28, 1976
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Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Śrīla Prabhupāda, this questionnaire was sent to you by Bhavan’s Journal, a cultural and religious magazine in Bombay. ...
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Śrīla Prabhupāda: Yes. This is predicted in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam [12.2.1]:
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tataś cānu-dinaṁ dharmaḥ satyaṁ śaucaṁ kṣamā dayā kālena balinā rājan naṅkṣyaty āyur balaṁ smṛtiḥ
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“In Kali-yuga, this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, there shall be a waning of these qualities: religiosity, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, ...
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Especially when there is no religion, human beings are simply animals. This any common man can distinguish – that a ...
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And how can there be happiness or peace in animal society? The big leaders want to keep the citizenry as ...
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In human society, whether you are a Christian or a Muhammadan or a Hindu or a Buddhist, it doesn’t matter. ...
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One gentleman has written me that Marx said, “Religion is the opium of the people.” That means the Communists are ...
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Generally, modern so-called religious leaders have no conception of God, and yet they are preaching religion. What good is that ...
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Religion means the order of God, just as law means the order of the state. Now, if in your social ...
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But we devotees of Kṛṣṇa have a clear conception of God. Here is God: Kṛṣṇa. And He’s giving orders. We ...