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If the government is giving them free homes and we're giving them free prasadam, why should they work?

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"If the government is giving them free homes and we're giving them free prasadam, why should they work"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

They should work for Kṛṣṇa.
Morning Walk -- January 8, 1976, Nellore:

Harikeśa: If the government is giving them free homes and we're giving them free prasādam, why should they work?

Prabhupāda: They should work for Kṛṣṇa.

Harikeśa: But there is one economist. I think you've quoted him, John Kenneth Galbraith. He says that if there's no.... If somebody is supplied with a place to sleep and something to eat, why should he work? That he won't work unless there is some motivation. If he's forced to work, he will work. Otherwise he won't work.

Prabhupāda: No. Your preaching is not meant for creating a lazy class of men. You have to engage them in Kṛṣṇa consciousness business. That is preaching.

Mahāṁsa: Then you feed them prasādam.

Prabhupāda: Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and then give him prasādam. He will be automatically purified, and offer himself for service.