Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya


samstutah purushah pashuh

na yat-karna-pathopeto

jatu nama gadagrajah





Man who are like dogs, hogs, camels and asses praise those man, who never lesion to the transcendental past times of Lord Sri. Krishna the deliverer from all evils.



Purport by his Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The general mass of people unless they are trained systematically for a higher standard of life and spiritual values are no better than animals and this verse they have particularly been put on the level of dogs, hogs, camels, and asses.

Modern university education practically prepares one to acquire a doggish mentality with which to accept the service of the greater master. After finishing with so called education, the so call educated persons move like dogs from door to door with applications for some service and mostly they are driven away informed of no vacancy. As dogs are negligible animals and serve the master faithfully for bits of bread and man serves a master faithfully without sufficient rewards. The persons, who have no discrimination in matter of foodstuff, and eat all sorts of rubbish, are compared to hogs. Hogs are very much attached to eating stools so stool is the kind of foodstuff for a particular type of animal and even stones are eatable for a particular type of animal or bird but the human being is not meant for eating everything and anything. He is meant to eat grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, sugar, etc. Animal food is not meant for the human beings. For chewing solid food the human being has a particular type of teeth meant for cutting fruits and vegetables. The human being is endowed with two canine teeth has a concession for poor persons who eat animal food at any cost. It is known to everyone that one man’s food is another man’s poison. Human beings are expected to expect the remnants of food offered to lord sri Krishna and the lord accepts food stuff from the categories of leaves, flowers, fruits, etc. Bhagavat-Gitä 9.26. As prescribed by Vedic scriptures. No animal food is offered to the lord. Therefore human being is meant to eat a particular type of food. He should not imitate the animals to derive so call vitamin values. Therefore, a person who has no discrimination in regard to eating is compared to a hog. The camel is a kind of animal that takes pleasure in eating thorns. A person who wants to enjoy family life or the worldly life of so call enjoyment is compared to the camel. Materialistic life is full of thorns and so one should live only by the prescribed method of Vedic regulation just to make the best use of a bad bargain. Life in the material world is maintained by sucking ones own blood. The central point of attraction for material enjoyment is sex life, to enjoy sex life is to suck owns own blood and there is not much more to be explained in this connection.

The camel also sucks it only blood while chewing thorny twigs. The throne the camel eats cuts the tongue of the camel and so blood begins to flow within the camel’s mouth. The thorns mixed with fresh blood create a taste for the foolish camel and so he enjoys the thorn eating business with false pleasure. Similarly, the great business magnets, industrialists, who work very hard to earn money by different ways and questionable means eat the thorny results of the actions mixed with their own blood. Therefore the Bhagavatam has situated this diseased fellows along with the camels, the ass is an animal, who is celebrated as the greatest fool, even the amongst the animals. The ass works very hard and carries burdens of the maximum weight, without making profit for himself. The ass is generally engaged by the washer man, whose social position is not very respectable and the special qualification of the ass is that it is very much accustomed to being kicked by the opposite sex. When the ass begs for sexual intercourse it is kicked by the fair sex, yet he still follows the female for sexual pleasure, a henpecked man is compared therefore to the ass. The general mass of people work very hard especially in the age of Kali. In this age the human being is actually engaged in the work of an ass. Carrying, heavy burdens and driving thela and rickshaws. The so called advancement of human civilization has engaged a human being in the work of an ass. The laborers in great factories and workshops are also engaged in such burdensome work and after working hard during the days the poor laborer has to again be kicked by the fair sex not only for sex enjoyment, but also for so many house hold affairs. So Srimad Bhagavatams categorization of the common man without any spiritual enlightenment into the society of dogs, hogs, camels, and ass is not at all an exaggeration. The leaders of such ignorant masses of people may feel very proud of being a dog by number by such a number of dogs and hogs, but that is not very flattering. The Bhagvatam openly declares that although a person may be a great leader of such dogs and hogs disguised as man, if he has not taste for being enlightened in the science of Krishna, such a leader is also an animal and nothing more. He may be designated as a powerful strong animal or a big animal, but in the estimation of Srimad Bhagavatam he is never given a place in the category of man on account of his atheistic temperament or in other words such godless leaders of dogs and hog-like men are bigger animals with a qualities of animals in greater proportion.

Srila Prabhupada ki jai


Nothing more to say after this. Yes of course.


om ajnäna-timirändhasya


caksur unmilitam yena

tasmai sri-gurave namah



sthäpitam yena bhü-tale

svayam rüpah kadä mahyam

dadäti sva-padäntikam


vande ’ham sri-guroh sré-yuta-pada-kamalam sri-gurün vaisnaväms ca

sri-rüpam sägrajätam saha-gana-raghunäthänvitam tam sa-jivam

sädvaitam sävadhütam parijana-sahitam Krsna-caitanya-devam

sri-rädhä-Krsna-pädän saha-gana-lalitä-sri-visäkhänvitäms ca

namo om vishnu- padaya Krsna-presthaya bhu-tale

srimate bhaktivedanta svamin iti namine

namaste saraswati devi gaura vani pracarine

Nirvisesa-sunyavadi-samast-desa tarine

he Krsna karunä-sindho

dina-bandho jagat-pate

gopesa gopikä-känta

rädhä-känta namo ’stu te



rädhe vrndävanesvari

vrsabhänu-sute devi

pranamämi hari-priye

vänchä-kalpatarubhyas ca

krpä-sindhubhya eva ca

patitänäm pävanebhyo

vaisnavebhyo namo namah




sri-advaita gadädhara


hare Krsna hare Krsna

Krsna Krsna hare hare

hare räma hare räma

räma räma hare hare



Radhanath Swami on Who are similar to animals?

Man who are like dogs, hogs, camels, and asses praise those men who never listen to the transcendental pass times of Lord Sri Krishna. The deliverer from all evils. In this most wonderful and graphic purport by his Divine Grace A.C. Shrila Prabhupada. He summarizes the condition of human civilization:


yad yad äcarati sresthas

tat tad evetaro janah

sa yat pramänam kurute

lokas tad anuvartate


What the great men do the common follow, what every standards they set by their exemplary acts the world will pursue. In the world today because of the influence of material energy so strong imprisoning peoples’ minds with the desire for material enjoyment the more one can enjoy their senses the more they are praised by the common man. The tide of the current of the river of material existence naturally flows towards unrestricted sense gratification and the animals they have no conception of any reason why to restrain their senses from their natural desires for enjoyment. Mataji is a professor of zoology, so she knows very much detail the nature of animal life where ever their instincts they just fallow their senses. Human life is meant for tapasya, tapo divyam putrakä yena sattvam. Tapasya means to actually say no, to go against, the natural flow of material nature; to go against the inclinations of owns mind and senses. To follow the senses to serve the senses is considered to be something very wonderful in this world. Amongst men who are like dogs, hogs, camels, and asses and as Srila Prabhupada explains those who have the greatest proficiency in enjoying their senses are considered to be the greatest leaders of society.


Leadership Quality

Prahlada Maharaj said when the blind lead the blind they all together fallen into the ditch and suffer. Therefore there is a great need for leadership in this world. Leadership of those persons who are willing to perform the tapasya or giving up your own selfish interest for the higher purpose of leading people on the path of true dharma. But even people who are in the dais of so called religious leaders are like dogs, hogs, and camels, and asses, just in religious garb. For this reason human existence is practically in a hopeless situation. Therefore, Srila Prabhupada told us that the most important duty is this Krishna Consciousness movement is to train a class of first class men and women who could be actually being leaders within the society. By their words and by their example. This is the only means by which there is hope that human beings could fulfill the aim of their life. It is explained here that the general mass they are systematically trained to be no better than animals so called modern education. Srila Prabhupada explains makes human to dog. We go to college university work so hard for so many years and then we have to go begging door to door for some scraps of bread. In Vedic civilization dignity is given to a persons’ life. The Brahman, the Kshatriya and the Vaisha are never to be employed by any one they are meant to be self-employed. By their own creative intelligence they are able to maintain their livelihood and offer great services to society. The only person who works under another is the shudra and that shudra is meant to be completely faithful to one employer throughout his whole life and that is actually a great virtue. And the Bhramans and the Khsatriaya and the Vaishas are meant to care for their employees like a father for his own children. In this way every one in society are satisfied. No one exploiting the others, but when the system of varanashram is forgotten or perverted then everyone in society is in anxiety, and we see on the world wide level here in India we have Brahmanism and there is form of Brahmanism in all the various countries of the world, where the priest they claim and exclusive position higher than everybody else by which no one can have the grace of god, no one can be forgiven from sins unless they pay them money for them to perform some pooja or ritual. We know that this mentality amongst the Brahmins is practically destroyed Vedic civilization. But in the western world it is practically destroyed religion also.


Radhanath Swami on Division in religious leadership

The catholic church at one time was the one church of Christianity, but the priest became like Smartha Brahmins, if any one committed any type of sin they have to pay them good money to offer prayers and otherwise there was no way that they could be redeemed from their sin and they would have to go to hell for the rest of eternity. Very good business, just think if you commit any sin you will go to hell forever unless you pay the priest to do some prayer for you and who in this world never sins especially in the western world and no one was allowed to even open the scriptures of the western world except the priest you have to learn from them and they would teach you exactly what would make the best money for them, and would make you very much afraid. So the east the west this conception of Brahmanism has become such a disturbance that because of the whole Protestant church began, now most Christians in the west are Protestants. Lutherans, Calvinist, Methodist, Baptist, there are literary hundreds and hundreds, and hundreds of the nominations in the protestant church and do you know what the world protestant means. Means protestant, means they were protesting against the Catholic Church because of these smartha Brahman priest and it is still going on. So this is how the Brahmans are trying to exploit everyone. That Krishna explains in the Bhagavat-Gétä what the symptoms of the Brahman are. He is simple, he is pure in heart, he is completely honest and truthful, he is self-controlled, he is compassionate to other living being and a Brahman is not suppose to in any away be concerned with money or wealth. He is supposed to live the most simple and austere life so that people trust that he is not after anything from them, he is only giving. And then you have the Kshatriyas you have government that are dictatorships, with the Kshatriyas just want to exploit everyone, usually what they do is they kill the Brahmans except for those who just say, teach the people what they, what the Kshatriyas want them to say and everyone else is their slave. They tax, they just kill, who ever does not agree with them and they in slave every one else. In the western world we see people like Napoleon, Hitler, they were dictators. The Kshatriayas wanted all power to exploit everyone. Just like the Bhramans wanted all power to exploit every one and then you have capitalism, capitalism is the when the Vaishyas want to take over the world.


Exploitation by Modern leaders

They want to control everything. The capitalist are the Vaishyas who are industrialist, big, big money makers their money talks no body walks. You have enough money you can buy everything. In the western civilization is literary capitalist, because all the politicians are simply paid by the rich people to make laws to execute laws to do anything just like there was a president of the United States Jimmy Carter and he was a capitalist, he was a farmer vaishya. He becomes President. Not a Kshatriya, he was a business man and at one time the vegetarian society of America arranged that one day one evening there would be a vegetarian dinner in the White House.  Sounds nice, but it was not like that, because what happened are the meat packers the owners of big slaughter houses who make billions of Dollars every year killing animals. They approached President Carter and said listen, we are giving you so much money if you endorse vegetarianism people may become vegetarians, they will stop eating our meat, and therefore we will withdraw our funds to you and our donations to you in other words our pay outs to you if you have this vegetarian dinner so he canceled it. And the whole Vietnam War had nothing to do with anything, but big, big capitalist Vaishyas who were making huge amounts of money they wanted to build bombs and tanks and guns and by doing so they were becoming very rich and they were ones who were paying the politicians to continue the war. And of course, here in India there was not even need for explanation, practically every politician is willing to take bribe from some rich person and in this way they are controlled. So in this way capitalism is where the vaishyas completely take control and exploit all the other classes of men because of their big money. And then we have communism is when the shudras want to take over the world and we see in Communist party what the shudras do, they just go crazy. In Russia the communist revolution, the common working class of people they just went in and they killed the Zar, who was Kshatriya in-charge they killed the Brahmans, who were preaching anything against what they wanted and they were killing all the rich people who had lots of money and who were employing them because they wanted control. Communism is when the shudras want to control the world and exploit all other class. Because you see no matter what anyone does human civilization will be divided into these four varans.

According to the modes of material nature some people are meant to be proper Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and shudras. The varnashrama system established by Krishna is giving each person with their particular propensities rules by which they must live by so that they could be in harmony with all other classes of men and woman. And with all this varnashrama system human life is nothing more than animals, everyone is simply fighting and competing with one and other for control, power, why so that they can enjoy unrestricted sense gratification, and this is the condition throughout. But in the varnashrama system if we live according to Bhagavat Gita’s teachings every class is not only in loving harmony with all other classes, but everyone is happy and is progressing for the ultimate goal of life, because they are all acting according to the aim of human life, which is self-realization or Krishna consciousness. So this is very important and the only way that this could possibly be understood in society is that there are leaders, especially Brahmans, who are teaching the proper understanding of human civilization and this is the purpose of our temple. To somehow rather instill the people’s heart, the understanding that the human life is not meant for exploitation, but for tapasya, for putting aside our own selfish interest for the pleasure of Krishna, for the service of god. The animals they do not cause a problem within this world. And actually the animals are necessary for the proper ecology of the world. But when humans take on animalistic propensities they cause havoc in the world. Every little child naturally loves animals, their toys are usually animals, cartoons are usually animals they life pets animals pets. But in this degraded society we are even children are thought to eat the very object of their LOVE. In the western civilization there is practically no such thing as vegetarianism until Srila Prabhupad came. In this way people train their children to have no sympathy for even the objects of their love and through this process they become so hard hearted. They become like animals, eating, sleeping meeting and defending. Srila Prabhupad explains so nicely who humans are becoming like animals nothing else that can be said, except that we should take to Krishna Consciousness and transcend the influence that are all around us. And this is what lord Sri. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu especially came to deliver to the world. The means by which we all can be leaders of human society towards self realization.


To Whom accept as a leader by Radhanath Swami

Therefore, we follow these four regulative principles (no meat eating, no intoxication, no gambling, no illicit sex,) and we accept leadership from a person or persons, who are genuinely representing the truth. In human Civilization every one must follow the spiritual masters, must be humble servants. A best spiritual masters and disciple succession. The Kshatriyas always follow the dictations of the Brahmins, of such spiritual masters. The working class, the vaishya class they also follow the dictations of the saintly people and they follow the laws, which the Kshatriyas obey according to the instruction of the saintly people. In this way human life everyone is dependent and subordinate. No one acts whimsically according to their own idea, but this is the greatest need in the world to establish authority, or teach people how to submit to authority, but it must be real authority the authority of god, guru, sadhu, and shastri. In this way Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came to establish this guru parampara by following these four regulative principles, No illicit sex, No intoxication, No gambling, and No meat eating by chanting the holy names of the lord. By learning to be the servant, of the servant, of the servant we can contract the effect of all of these animalistic propensities and we can individually and collectively March forward to real peace and happiness. So what is the responsibility that we have in Lord Chaitanya’s mission, this must be taken very seriously, because whether we believe it or not the world is very much depending on the devotees to set the proper standard by which they could follow. There is so much chaos in society. We have already explained in some detail how every class of people are trying exploit everyone else, and the common people are simply frustrated. They are tired of conflict, the conflict within homes, the conflict between nations, the conflicts between cast, there is conflict between religions, there is conflict everywhere. People are looking for harmony and peace and love some direction in life. If we want people to except the great mercy of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu we must display to him in society, such peace and harmony amongst ourselves. Although there is individuality within Krishna consciousness and we will have our own nature and our own tendencies. It is not that when we come to Krishna conscious we all become one, we will all think differently and act differently, but it should be within the guide lines of Krishna Consciousness. And as Vaishvas we must honor and respect individuals, particular natures, and individual particular levels of spiritual progress.


The Place where no discrimination

We must show and alternative to the exploitation of this world. In this world poor people are beaten down by rich people in Krishna Consciousness we have no concerned with a person’s income. We honor and respect the person because of his faith, devotion, and humanity. In material society women are exploited and denied right because of the weaker physical nature. In Krishna Consciousness we are thought to honor every women especially devotee woman as a holy mother. And give them great respect and give them complete facility and freedom to advance in spiritual life. In materialistic society a person who is educated is always looking down upon those who are not educated, but in Krishna Conscious society we understand that the highest education is to be convinced to take to the process OF chanting the holy names


hare Krsna hare Krsna

Krsna Krsna hare hare

hare räma hare räma

räma räma hare hare


And anyone who sincerely chants the holy name we honor them as the greatest scholar. In materialistic society there is low cast and high cast. There is mlechchhas and yavanas, because they are born in other places, but in Krishna conscious society any one who is a viashanava, anyone who is the chanting the name of the lord is serving the lord is considered better than a Brahman who is considered most exulted and worst of all in materialistic society those who are and so call equal status in society they are always furiously fighting and competing with one another to see who could get more prestige, but in Krishna conscious society we only have one aim that is to be the servant of the, servant of the, servant of the servant, and we hate prestige, we do not hate it for others, we hate it for ourselves. Mahaprabhu thought us:


trinad api sunicena,

taror api sahishnuna

amanina manadena

kirtaniya sada Hari


To be more humble than a blade of grass, to be more tolerant than a tree, to offer all respect to others.

I will repeat that to all respect to others and to expect no respect for one self, to expect no respect for one self, in this way we can properly chant the holy names of the lord.


hare Krsna hare Krsna

Krsna Krsna hare hare

hare räma hare räma

räma räma hare hare


And to the degree wen can develop these relations ships with one and other to that degree we could be really a part of lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s movemet. Because Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and through his representatives, The six Goswamis and later on of course Bhaktivinoda, Bhaktisiddhänta, and Bhaktivedanta, they have given us such a perfect and complete philosophy that can transform the whole world. They have given us the most powerful weapon and all the creation the holy name of Krishna. And the world is in great need of these in fact according to Shastra Lord Chaitanya gave us the Yuga Dharma it is the only medicine that can cure the diseased condition of this world. And by some strange inconceivable reason the few of us have been given custody of the Yuga Dharma to distribute to the rest of the world and yet we are so busy quarreling amongst each other over the petty little stupid things that we do not mind letting the world go to hell. It is like I am going to make a gross analogy with your permission. If someone is hit by an automobile and he is in critical condition about to die, his body is all broken up in so many pieces and his heart is not working right, his lungs are not working right and they bring him to the hospital and it is an emergency, if he does not get an immediate operation very well done he will die, so the surgeons and the nurse they come into the operating room and the person is depending on them and the doctor starts arguing, who is going to do what part of the operation and then the nurse starts arguing why are you nice to me, I am not going to clean your utensils and one doctors says we should use this medical instrument and the other doctor says no this one. And in this way they are all fighting, but what happens to the person he dies. Hari Bol. We are supposed to say Hari bol when the doctors finally decide to work together and save the man.

Hari Bol, and that is the condition the world is like that man who has just been hit by the car of kali yuga and everything is dismantled and emergency crisis condition, and by Krishna’s arrangement, we have the medicine and we have the knowledge to perform the surgery, but we are so busy finding the faults with each other. We are so busy seeing faults in one and other, and we are so busy with our own idea of how things should be done, but every body has their own idea of how things should be done, but if we do not work together we cannot perform the surgery and while we are just involved in our petty little disagreements the whole world suffering and gliding deeper and deeper into the depths ignorance. So if we understand the sincerity of what our guru parampra has given us we will not have time for such and if some one goes to a hospital and sees that the doctors and nurses are not even on speaking terms with one and other, will they want to lay their life down in your hands. Similarly people are frustrated if they come and see the Krishna Consciousness works there is harmony, there is peace, there is love, there is co-operation amongst devotees, people will think yes I trust them, this is what I want, I would hear what they say, but if they see that we have our own petty little conflicts then they will think what is the difference between this and my family, what is the difference between this and every thing I am reading about in the new papers. So we have a great responsibility to co-operate with another and the only way we could co-operate in this age of kali is to take Lord chaitanya’s golden rule to heart:


trinad api sunicena. taror api

sahishnuna. amanina manadena

kirtaniyah sada harihi.


Be more humble than a blade of grass. To be more tolerant then the tree to offer all respect to other. To expect no respect for one self and this way if you chant the name of lord always. If we strive to live by this most important of all instructions we can live together peacefully and in that peaceful coexistence we could work together to do great, great thighs for this world. This is the age of quarrel and hypocrisy. Only Lord Chaitanya’s mercy can protect us from that quarrel and hypocrisy. His mercy is fully content in this verse if we follow it we will be protected from all the age kali. Srila Prabhupada used to say united we stand divided we fall.


Radhanath Swami on Meaning of Yuga Dharma

The yuga dharma is sankirtan. San the word san comes from the samaik which means together to perform kirtan together is the process that will counter act the effects of age of kali. And it is in this most merciful process of sankirtan that the animalistic civilization of dogs, hogs, camels, and asses can be come first class Vaishnava human beings. After reading Prabhupad’s wonderful description of how people are living like dogs, hogs, camels, and asses we should become very serious to rescue such unfortunate suffering souls and this will be done by each of us if we live according to this principles of Krishna consciousness in our own personal life, by following the principles and regularly chanting the holy name and by lovingly, honoring, respecting, and cooperating with each devotee in the mood of being the servant, of the servant, of the servant. Putting aside our own monitory considerations of life, putting aside all of our own social considerations in life, putting aside our own considerations for prestige in life and just learning how to be the servant of the devotees, just learning how to somehow or the other co-operate so that we together chant the glories of the holy names and make the temple a haven for people where all of these animals can come and find real life in the sankirtan of the Maha Mantara:


hare Krsna hare Krsna

Krsna krsña hare hare

hare räma hare räma

räma räma hare hare


Radha Gokulananda Krishna is playing upon his flute inviting the whole world to come to this temple to receive his beauty, his love, and his grace. Smt. Radharani is standing so beautiful and graciously ready to offer our hearts at the lotus feet of Krishna and Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda Prabhu they are standing with their arms raised inviting the whole world to join their Kirtan.

hare Krsna hare Krsna

Krsna krsña hare hare

hare räma hare räma

räma räma hare hare

Our mission in life residence or congregational members of Radha Gukulnanda Mandir is to create such an atmosphere in this temple that everyone will come and dance with Gaur Nitai to make such a beautiful wonderful harmonious atmosphere in this temple that all of these dogs, hogs, camels, and asses will come to dance to the kirtan of the holy name and thus allow Sri. Radharani to offer their lives and their hearts to the lots feet of Sri. Goukulananda.

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Radhanath Swami

H.H Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. A Bhakti Yoga practitioner for 40 years, he is a guide, community builder, philanthropist, and acclaimed author.Born and raised in Chicago,at the age of 19 he discovered India's Mystical devotional tradition and now spread his message of compassion and love around the world.

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Radhanath Swami

H.H Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. A Bhakti Yoga practitioner for 40 years, he is a guide, community builder, philanthropist, and acclaimed author.Born and raised in Chicago,at the age of 19 he discovered India's Mystical devotional tradition and now spread his message of compassion and love around the world.