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You require a leader; we require a leader. That is wanted. Without leader we cannot go. But if you select a bad leader, blind leader, then you remain blind

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

When I was talking with Professor Kotovsky, so I asked him this question, that "After all, you are required, you are in need of a leader. So you are being led by your Lenin philosophy and we are being led by Krsna philosophy. So where is the difference in the procedure? You require a leader; we require a leader. That is wanted. Without leader we cannot go. But if you select a bad leader, blind leader, then you remain blind." That, our Krsna consciousness movement, is that you have to accept one leader. That you cannot avoid. Either you become communist or capitalist or this or that, you have to accept one leader. So take the best, first-class, perfect leader: Krsna. Then you'll be happy. Otherwise it is not possible.

Lecture on SB 7.12.4 -- Bombay, April 15, 1976:

Practically everyone can see that you Western boys and girls, so many anarthas you practice, but as soon as you come to bhakti-yoga, everything is finished. So this is a fact. Anartha-upasamam saksad bhakti-yogam adhoksaje. If you take to bhakti-yoga, immediately anarthas, unwanted things, will be finished. Lokasya ajanata. They are trying to minimize the anarthas. In your country, you know, the government spending millions of dollars to stop this LSD habit. The government has admitted that "We are spending so much money, but when these boys come to Krsna consciousness, immediately they stop." Anartha-upasamam saksat. It is a practical. The government has failed to stop this intoxication habit, LSD, spending million of dollars. But by the grace of Krsna the same hippie, the same LSD man, as soon as he comes to Krsna consciousness, he becomes completely clean. Upasamam saksad bhakti-yogam adhoksaje.

So if you want to be peaceful, happy, you have to again bring in the Vedic culture, simple life and high thinking. That is wanted. If you introduce more and more anarthas only, unwanted things, how you can be happy? We have to minimize even whatever we absolutely require. Absolutely we require ahara-nidra-bhaya-maithunam ca. It has to be curtailed. That is civilization, not that increasing. This is a misguiding civilization. Andha yathandhair upaniyamanah (SB 7.5.31). This is a civilization where a blind man is guiding a few others or many other blind men. So what is this civilization? The leader, he is a rascal. He does not know what is the aim of life, and he has become leader. So many talking. When I was talking with Professor Kotovsky, so I asked him this question, that "After all, you are required, you are in need of a leader. So you are being led by your Lenin philosophy and we are being led by Krsna philosophy. So where is the difference in the procedure? You require a leader; we require a leader. That is wanted. Without leader we cannot go. But if you select a bad leader, blind leader, then you remain blind." That, our Krsna consciousness movement, is that you have to accept one leader. That you cannot avoid. Either you become communist or capitalist or this or that, you have to accept one leader. So take the best, first-class, perfect leader: Krsna. Then you'll be happy. Otherwise it is not possible.

Anarthopasamam saksad bhakti-yogam adhoksaje, lokasya ajanatah (SB 1.7.6). These rascals, they do not know how to accept leader. And vidvams cakre satvata-samhita. Therefore Vyasadeva is the most learned person, vidvan. He has prepared the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Srimad-Bhagavatam amalam puranam. So if we read, nityam bhagavata sevaya (SB 1.2.18), daily... So we are making so much effort. We are building nice building. So you come and hear Bhagavatam, discuss Bhagavatam. Then you'll be happy. Otherwise, if you want to go to hell... Tamo-dvaram yositam sangi-sangam. If you simply associate with the debauches, yositam sangam... Yositam sangi-sangam. Those who are too much fond of woman, they are called yosit-sangi. They are called yosita-sang... So not only to become... It is condemned, too much being attached to woman. If one is too much attached to woman, if you make association with him, then you are also condemned. Tamo-dvaram yositam sangi-sangam. Mahat-sevam dvaram ahur vimukteh (SB 5.5.2). If you want to be relieved from these anarthas, unwanted things, to become clean, sattva, yes... Sattva-suddhi. It is called sattva-suddhi. Tapo divyam putraka yena suddhyed sattva (SB 5.5.1). We do not understand that we are in asuddha-sattva. Our existence is impure. Therefore, although I am eternal, although I am living entity, nityo sasvato 'yam, still I have to suffer this consequence: birth, death, old age, and disease. They have no brain even. In the Bhagavad-gita it is said, na hanyate hanyamane sarire (BG 2.20). After annihilation of this body the soul is never destroyed. Then why I am suffering this destruction, death? The whole problem is there, but they do not care. They have become so rascals and fools, they do not know what is the problem. The real problem is stop your repetition of birth, death, old age, and disease. They don't care, just like animals. The animals, they do not care. But the human form, if they do not care like that, they are animals.