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The more you try to become so-called civilised and revolt against the laws of God the more you become implicated. That is called struggle for existence

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"The more you try to become so-called civilised and revolt against the laws of God the more you become implicated. That is called struggle for existence"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1972 Conversations and Morning Walks

The more you try to become so-called civilised and revolt against the laws of God the more you become implicated. That is called struggle for existence. Daivī hy eṣā guṇa-mayī mama māyā duratyayā.

Śyāmasundara: It's like a smog, just like a smog. By the time they get around to trying to solve it the problem is already too great to solve. So they are trying to look ahead enough to solve the problem before it gets large. (laughs)

Prabhupāda: That is a perpetual struggle against the laws of nature.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: Yes.

Prabhupāda: This is perpetual struggle against the laws. The more you try to become so-called civilised and revolt against the laws of God the more you become implicated. That is called struggle for existence. Daivī hy eṣā guṇa-mayī mama māyā duratyayā (BG 7.14).

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Karāndhara: …Irresponsible they had to use a tractor to clean the beach.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Karāndhara: They’re so irresponsible they have to use this tractor every day to clean the beach. The tractor makes so much smoke it pollutes the air.

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Prabhupāda: They are less than primitive, uncivilised. Then what is the production of these hippies they are less than primitive. Unclean, misbehaved, everything. Primitive persons they used to cover their private parts with a pearl top with the skin of tree. Now they are trying to be naked. So who is better the primitive or the so-called civilised? Even the primitive Africans they also cover and now they are advanced in civilisation by nudism. (indistinct). They have no problem.