All men

All men

Look at this Bhagavad-gita verse, “All men” is changed to “everyone”:

BG MAC72 3.5: All men are forced to act helplessly according to the impulses born of the modes of material nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment.

BG JAS 3.5: Everyone is forced to act helplessly according to the qualities he has acquired from the modes of material nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment.

Now, read conversation below and let me know if you think Prabhupada would agree to this change. As you can see in this conversation, Prabhupada starts with “first class men”, but he didn’t agree to change it to “everyone”.

Prabhupāda: Therefore without first-class man, nobody can become my disciple.
Jayatīrtha: Then she says, “It’s a pity half the population are women.”
Prabhupāda: Eh”
Jayatīrtha: “It’s a pity half the population are women.”
Prabhupāda: I didn’t say half the population…
Brahmānanda: That’s her comment.
Jayatīrtha: That’s what she said. In other words…
Brahmānanda: Her comment is that if you hadn’t…
Jayatīrtha: …that half of the people are disqualified already because they’re women. It’s not so bad.
Prabhupāda: No, no, it is not bad. It is good. Now our policy should be that at Dallas we shall create first-class man, and we shall teach the girls two things. One thing is how to become chaste and faithful to their husband, and how to cook nicely. If these two qualifications they have, I’ll take guarantee to get for them good husband. I’ll personally… Yes. These two qualifications required. She must learn how to prepare first-class foodstuff, and she must learn how to become chaste and faithful to the husband. Only these two qualification required. Then her life is successful. So try to do that.
[break] [on walk]
Prabhupāda: Ordinary education is sufficient, A-B-C-D. This is all nonsense, so big, big, sound education, and later on become a prostitute. What is this education? [laughter] To make them prostitute, it doesn’t require education. [break] Yesterday we saw in the television how these rascals are wasting time, talking nonsense. There was nothing valuable talk. Foot… No, no, hand… What is that? Handprint? And the addicted murder? That was the case? [break] Within two weeks, two divorces.
Devotees: Yes. [break]
Prabhupāda: …in the Dallas there is no problem. Educate the girls how to become faithful, chaste wife and how to cook nicely. Let them learn varieties of cooking. Is very difficult? These two qualifications, apart from Kṛṣṇa consciousness, materially they should learn. There are many stories, Nala-Damayantī, then Pārvatī, Sītā—five chaste women in the history. They should read their life. And by fifteenth, sixteenth year they should be married. And if they are qualified, it will be not difficult to find out a nice husband. Here the boys, they do not want to marry because they are not very much inclined to marry unchaste wife. They know it, that “I shall marry a girl, she is unchaste.” What do you think?
Brahmānanda: Yes.
Prabhupāda: This is psychology. If woman is chaste, even though she is not very beautiful, she will be liked by the husband. So train them in that way = very chaste, faithful wife and knows how to cook very nicely. Other qualification, even they haven’t, that’s all right. And Kṛṣṇa consciousness is being trained up. Then there will be no difficulty. And boys should be first-class man. Then our Gurukula will be successful. What do you think? Am I right?“

Morning Walk
July 10, 1975
Chicago


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