“The actual social structure should be that the 1st class intelligent class, the brahmanas should be for studying and educating the people for God consciousness. They are the gurus of all other classes. The second class, the ksatriyas give protection from dangers and they can distribute the land. The third class vaisyas are for producing. So after the first, second, and third class, the remaining should help the upper three classes, then everyone will be employed.”

(SPL to Balavanta, 28th April, 1974)

“In our Vedic universities we will not encourage anyone to be merely a book worm. There must be life—rising early in the morning, attending

mangala-arati, taking prasadam, etc. The man who is studying will be brahmana, the farmer will be vaisya. This way there will be divisions, but they are all one in service to Krsna.”

(SPL to Tusta Krsna Maharaja, 9th January, 1976)

 “You’ll be pleased to learn that along with the Hare Krsna movement in the foreign countries, we are taking care of cow protection very vigorously. There are already dozens of such centers and farms where we are protecting cows like our New Vrndavana community in West Virginia, Bhaktivedanta Manor in London, altogether over fourteen such projects have been started throughout the world to date. We are giving protection to cows with great profit. We are getting huge amounts of milk from which we are preparing lovely yogurt, dahi, sandesa, rasagulla, gulabjamon, etc. We have sufficient quantity of ghee for preparing kacori, samosa, and other very palatable confectioneries. The people of this country gradually taking this idea very seriously the vegetarian diet and stopping cow killing in the practical way. We have got more than 100 temples all over the world and attached to every temple we are opening farms, and in many cities restaurants, and all of them are going very successfully.

In India the difference is that no enthusiastic young men education are joining this movement whole-heartedly whereas in the foreign countries hundreds and thousands of qualified respectable men are joining us. I hope that you are a young man and along with other young friends you should also join us whole heardedly, then we can do the same work in India. It is the duty of the vaisyas to take to agriculture and cow protection. That is mentioned in the Bhagavad-gita: krsi-go-raksya-vanijyam, vaisya-karma svabhava-jam. (18.44). Unfortunately in India, the vaisyas are not very much interested in agriculture and cow protection. They are more interested in opening factories.

So how things can be done if the vaisyas give us free advice for cow protection and then they themselves are more interested in opening factories, then how can cow protection be properly done? If you see me personally in this connection I shall talk to you in detail.”

(SPL to Krsna dasa Mahesvari, 11th July, 1976)

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare