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For Krsna's service, we should submit to the immediate officer or commander. Just like soldiers. Soldiers, there is no question of discrimination. Whatever is ordered by the commander, immediately done

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Nectar of Devotion Lectures

There are different classes of men in the society: brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra. They should cooperate for the common cause. They do not know the common cause. The common cause is Krsna. For Krsna's service, we should submit to the immediate officer or commander. Just like soldiers. Soldiers, there is no question of discrimination. Whatever is ordered by the commander, immediately done.

The Nectar of Devotion -- Calcutta, January 27, 1973:

Prabhupāda: Twenty-five?

Mādhavānanda: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Go on.

Madhavananda: "The vaisyas are meant for producing agricultural products, trading them and distributing them. And the working class, or sudras, are those who haven't the intelligence of the brahmanas or the ksatriyas or the vaisyas, and therefore they are meant to help these higher classes by bodily labor. In this way, there is full cooperation and spiritual advancement amongst all the different orders of society. And when there is no such cooperation, the members of society will fall down. That is the present position..."

Prabhupada: Yes. That is everywhere. Even in, in our society, Krsna conscious society, if there is no mutual cooperation, then it will fall down immediately. So as Rupa Gosvami advises, the first thing is enthusiasm, utsahan. Utsahan dhairyat tat-tat-karma-pravartanat... (aside:) Why Syamasundara is not here? Tat-tat-karma-pravartanat, sato vrtteh sadhu-sanga sadbhir bhaktih prasidhyati. If you want actually to make progress in our devotional life, the utsahan, enthusiasm, is the first thing. If you are lacking enthusiasm, then you should rest, instead of making too much agitation within the mind. The... If you cannot find out... Some, something has dropped in the water, in the river, you cannot see the things dropped within the water by agitating the water. Just stand still for sometimes. As soon as the water is settled up, you'll see the things as they are. So as soon as our enthusiasm is agitated, it is better to sit down in any temple suitable and chant Hare Krsna. There is no question of being disappointed. After all, we commit so many mistakes. That is human nature. To err is human. That is not fault. But try to rectify with cool head. That is required. So similarly, there are different classes of men in the society: brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra. They should cooperate for the common cause. They do not know the common cause. The common cause is Krsna. For Krsna's service, we should submit to the immediate officer or commander. Just like soldiers. Soldiers, there is no question of discrimination. Whatever is ordered by the commander, immediately done. Go on.

Madhavananda: "That is the present position in the Kali-yuga, this age of quarrel. Nobody is doing his duty, and everyone is simply puffed up by calling himself a brahmana, intellectual, or a ksatriya, soldier or statesman. But actually such people are without status."

Prabhupada: This is the statement exactly. Everyone has to do his duty. Otherwise, simply by name, I have become a great devotee, but if I do not do what is enjoined in the sastras or the spiritual master, then that is simply false, puffed-up position. Go on.