Lazy foolish is foolish but he's lazy, he'll not do so harm. But the busy foolish he'll simply create harm. At the present the population is busy foolish. So we are creating lazy intelligent. An intelligent man must be lazy

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1975 Conversations and Morning Walks

Lazy foolish is foolish but he's lazy, he'll not do so harm. But the busy foolish he'll simply create harm. At the present the population is busy foolish. So we are creating lazy intelligent. An intelligent man must be lazy, otherwise how he can act intelligently, sober. "All right, let me consider." You cannot hope that the intelligent man will give his decision easily.

The Population is Busy Foolish. So We are Creating Lazy Intelligent
- Prabhupāda 0869


Prabhupāda: ...and busy foolish is the last class man. At the present moment they are "busy foolish."

Tamal Kṛṣṇa: That's worse than lazy foolish.

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Tamal Kṛṣṇa: They're worse than lazy foolish.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Lazy foolish is foolish but he's lazy, he'll not do so harm. But the busy foolish he'll simply create harm. At the present the population is busy foolish. So we are creating lazy intelligent. An intelligent man must be lazy, otherwise how he can act intelligently, sober. "All right, let me consider." You cannot hope that the intelligent man will give his decision easily.

Tamal Kṛṣṇa: He can be called lazy, but that's not tama-guṇa.

Prabhupāda: That is sobriety. Modern tendency is to create "busy foolish." The communists are busy foolish.