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Jackal without tail is the fashion

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Expressions researched:
"cutting the tail of the jackal" |"it is the latest fashion" |"jackal without tail" |"this is a fashion"

Notes from the compiler: Story: Cut Coat Tails

Conversations and Morning Walks

1975 Conversations and Morning Walks

Laṅguli-hīna śṛgala, a jackal without tail. So this is the world. Any nonsense you do and if you say, "It is the latest fashion," everyone will do. The miniskirt. One girl made it, so all girl.
Morning Walk -- June 7, 1975, Honolulu:

Prabhupāda: This is the veriya dāsan. (break) ...taken the story from the Aesop's, no, Hitopadeśa. Laṅguli-hīna śṛgala, a jackal without tail. So this is the world. Any nonsense you do and if you say, "It is the latest fashion," everyone will do. The miniskirt. One girl made it, so all girl. The veriya not only amongst the sheeps, and the so-called animal sheeps also do that, human sheeps.

Cutting the tail of the jackal. (Bengali) "My tail is cut, so your tail must be cut." This is a fashion.

Morning Walk -- September 13, 1975, Vrndavana:

Brahmānanda: "Misery loves company."

Prabhupāda: What is that?

Brahmānanda: That's a saying, that if someone is feeling misery, he wants other people to also enjoy the misery.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Brahmānanda: No one wants to suffer alone.

Prabhupāda: Cutting the tail of the jackal. (Bengali) "My tail is cut, so your tail must be cut." This is a fashion. (pause) That is practical. The world is working so hard but where is the peace and happiness?