the society would be considered the society of animals. But it’s true. What is an animal? I’m sure everyone heard so many times, how an animal has basically four activities of eating, sleeping uh, mating and uh, defending themselves, this is the natural activity of animals. So uh, in the modern day, Prabhupada he spoke out that uh, when he landed in the Australia, for instance, the uh, newspapers… in fact Prabhupada sent me this newspaper article when I was in Mayapur, the newspaper man uh, in Melbourne, they asked uh, Srila Prabhupada, that, “What is the purpose of your coming here in Australia?”
And Prabhupada said, “I have come here to save you from living a dog’s life.”
Everybody was a bit stunned, and uh, they said, “Well, how can you say that we are living a dog’s life.”, first every civilized person, they don’t consider that they are living a dog’s life, they think they are the top of the ladder. So Prabhupada… so called civilized.
So, Srila Prabhupada said, “Well, the dog is having sex, you’re having sex, a dog is uh, eating, you are eating, the dog is sleeping, you are sleeping, dog is fighting, you are fighting, uh, you may be do things in a more complicated way, but what is the difference in the activities?”, and then they all laughed and said, “Yes!” So they put in the headlines… it was actually in the headlines of the Age, the biggest paper at Melbourne. “Swamiji has come to save us from a dog’s life.” It said, and then the sub heading was, “He has come to hound us.”
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 31st May, SB Class, New Orleans @ USA