Hare Krishna Friends, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada So this is good government. Unless the government is equal toMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 1, 2010View Source
Hare Krishna Friends,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
So this is good government. Unless the government is equal to everyone... Just like God is equal to everyone. The king or the government must be representative of God. Therefore, according to Vedic civilization, king is offered as good respect as to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. King is called nara-deva, nara-deva. That means "God in human form." King is given... Why? Because he acts as the representative of God. He cannot be jealous to any living entity, at least, born in his kingdom. That is called praja. Praja means one who has taken birth, or, in other words, national, national. So that was the duty.
-London, July 8, 1973
Hare Krishna Friends, HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Bhagavad Gita, although containing the high philosophy of the Vedic wisdom, is forMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 16, 2010View Source
Hare Krishna Friends,
HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
"Bhagavad Gita, although containing the high philosophy of the Vedic wisdom, is for the beginners in the transcendental science, and Srimad-Bhagavatam is for graduates and postgraduates in the transcendental science. Therefore literatures like Mahabharata, the, puranas and similar other literatures which are full of the pastimes of the Lord, are all transcendental literatures, and they should be discussed with full confidence in the society of great devotees.
The difficulty is that such literatures, when discussed by professional men, appear to be mundane literature like histories or epics because there are so many historical facts and figures. It is said here, therefore, that such literatures should be discussed in the assembly of devotees. Unless they are discussed by devotees, such literatures cannot be relished by the higher class of men. So the conclusion is that the Lord is not impersonal in the ultimate issue. He is the Supreme Person, and He has His different activities. He is the leader of all living entities, and He descends at His will and by His personal energy to reclaim the fallen souls. Thus He plays exactly like the social, political or religious leaders. Because such roles ultimately culminate in the discussion of topics of the Lord, all such preliminary topics are also transcendental."
“If You Actually Feel for People”
Los Angeles, May 31, 1972