Srila Prabhupada Also Wrote,
“In regards to the matter of sex, the human society is gradually degrading, down to the level of animals; with some down even lower than animals.
As a result of unrestricted sense gratification, even ordinary dealings are affected. A person cannot trust another person, because the cheating propensity of a person has increased beyond imagination.
Attraction of young boys for young girls is no longer a matter of love, but such attraction is only on the basis of sexual potency. And then as soon as there is slackening of sex life, there is immediately, the divorce petition.
In India, which was once the land of religion and Brahminical culture, things have deteriorated to such an extent that, a person in a higher caste is recognized simply by putting a piece of thread on the body as a sign of sanctity.
The so-called Swamis are cheating the public because the public also wants to be cheated, by a cheap method of self-realization. They are practicing so-called yoga performances for the matter of reducing fat, and keeping the body fit for sense gratification.
If somebody has no sufficient money, it is very hard for him to get justice from the court.
If anyone can simply bluff by so-called advancement of knowledge, he is offered the doctorate degree.
If a man is poor, he is at once accepted as non-civilized.
If a man is falsely proud, he is accepted as civilized.
By frustration, people are gradually becoming communists and hippies, and the guardians of a society, must now take up this situation, very seriously, without further delay.
You should also understand that the Krishna Consciousness movement is meant for overhauling the whole situation. For this there is a requirement, to create persons of character, and at the same time, we are supposed to train them to become Lovers of God, or Krishna.”
All these things, we should keep in mind when we go forward with the reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s mission.
Moreover, from the very beginning, Srila Prabhupada requested that you chant 16 rounds of the Maha-mantra daily, and that you to refrain from the following four principles of degradation:
- Sex life outside of marriage,
- Meat eating, or eating of any animal food,
- All forms of intoxication,
- Gambling and idle sports.
However, it appears that many of you, his disciples, are having problems not keeping the vows you made when he initiated you. That means that you no longer are his disciple, because being a disciple, means you follow the discipline instructed by your Spiritual Master.
There is a really a great reason why you should come back and start being his disciple again, by at least following the 4 regulations, and chanting 16 rounds a day without fail. You have free-will, and it is your choice; you either take birth again, or you come back and fulfill your Spiritual Master’s Mission. This is explained in a true story, I personally witnessed on June 6, 1976, in Prabhupada’s garden at the Los Angeles Temple. This story is in the Next Segment.