Brahmānanda: That statue where Napoleon is, formerly there was another statue there of Louis XIV. So Napoleon, he pulled down that other statue and put his statue there.
Prabhupāda: And somebody will come. . . Just like in Karachi they have pulled down Gandhi's statue, and I do not know what statue they placed. (break)
Kuruśreṣṭha: . . .worship these statues by the stool of crows. They worship these statues by the stool of crows.
Prabhupāda: (chuckles) Yes. No, if you want to worship, then worship as we do. We have Kṛṣṇa's Deity worshiping. But what is this, keep a statue on open place and the crows pass stool on the head? (laughter) What is the respectful? In the Vedic civilization does not require. They worship deity, but not like that, exposed to the crows for passing stool. That is idolism, and this is good.
Brahmānanda: The Christians do this. They have Jesus Christ outside. . .
Prabhupāda: In the open.
Brahmānanda: . . .exposed. And they accuse us of idol worship.
Prabhupāda: Yes. (japa) Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. Very dangerous place. Padaṁ padaṁ yad vipadam (SB 10.14.58). This is a place—in every step there is danger. We are walking in a very nice park. At any moment there may be revolution, whole thing is changed. Whole thing is. . . becomes fire. Just like in India now it has become. So we should remember that here in this material world, padaṁ padaṁ yad vipadam, every step there is danger. Give up this place. That is the real intelligence. And the education misleading them, māyā-sukhāya, making gorgeous plans for temporary happiness, that's all. If in the slaughterhouse the animals are kept very comfortably, so what is the meaning of it?
Brahmānanda: They'll still be slaughtered.
Prabhupāda: Eh? What is the meaning?
Satsvarūpa: No meaning.
Prabhupāda: It is sure that all the animals will be slaughtered, and if the arrangement is, "All right, before being slaughtered, let them live very comfortably," is that very good intelligence? The intelligence is, "Why we shall be slaughtered?" That is intelligence. What is the meaning of slaughterhouse? Who can explain?
Brahmānanda: Everyone dies there.
Prabhupāda: No, no. Dies there. . . A slaughterhouse, what is the meaning of this particular word?
Devotee (2): They're killed brutally.
Harikeśa: A specific place where all the animals are killed.