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Why God created sinful activities?

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"Why God created sinful activities"


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You have created. God has not created. You have created.
Lecture at Bharata Chamber of Commerce 'Culture and Business' -- Calcutta, January 30, 1973:

Guest (2): Why God created sinful activities?

Prabhupāda: You have created. God has not created. You have created. Yes.

Guest (1): In what respect?

Prabhupāda: You have created.

Guest (1): In what respect I have created?

Prabhupāda: You want to kill animals. God does not say that "You kill animals." So you have created sinful activities.

Guest (1): I am a part and parcel of the almighty God.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Guest (1): So when animals are butchered, why the butcher does not get pain?

Prabhupāda: Butcher does not get pain? Do you know that? There is a Sanskrit verse that vyādha mā jīva, mā mara: "My dear butcher, you don't live, don't die." Do you think this butcher, that butchering work is very palatable work? Can you see it, before you, a man is killed, an animal is killed? So he has become accustomed. It pains him. But that work is so abominable that he should not live for executing that work. But what is the benefit of dying? Because after death, he will be butchered. Therefore the śāstra says, mā jīva mā mara: "Don't live, don't die." Yes.

Mangalavati +  and Rishab +
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September 5, 0012 JL +
BG: 0 +, SB: 0 +, CC: 0 +, OB: 0 +, Lec: 1 +, Conv: 0 +  and Let: 0 +