So much land is vacant all over the world. They are producing coffee. I have seen in Africa. Vast land is engaged in producing coffee. No food grain. So this is the defect of the civilization. They do not know how to live. Will man die without drinking coffee? No. That is not the fact. But man will die if they have no real food, anna, food grains. If you think that “I eat meat.
I don’t require food grains,” but the cows, the animal eat food grains. So without food grain, how we can live? Therefore Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita, annad bhavanti bhutani. You produce food grains. Why you are producing so much unnecessary things— television and tools, and stool also, so many thing. Why? They are not necessary. Live in the village, produce your own food, your own cloth, and drink milk sufficiently—all economic questions solved. Then you become susila, well behaved. And if you go on killing animals and drinking wine and gambling, when you will be susila? You are always bad character.
Here it is said susila, “well behaved,” “good character.” Susilah sadhavah. Sadhavah, character like ideal. You have got ideal, Lord Jesus Christ. Susilah sadhavah narayana… Why? Narayana- parayanah: because they are devotee of Narayana. If you become simply narayana-parayana, devotee of Narayana or Krsna, all good qualities will come to you automatically. All good qualities. Yasyasti bhaktir bhagavaty akincana sarvair gunais tatra samasate surah. Take practical example. These boys, these girls, how they have become so nice? They are known as “bright-faced.” Why? Because narayana-parayanah: they have taken seriously Krsna as the object of worship. So actually if you want happiness within this world, peace, and prosperity, just become Krsna conscious. All problems will be solved and you will be happy.
Thank you very much. (end)
by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Denver, June 30, 1975