te ca hy aravaktanaya nija-loka-yatrayandha paramparayasvastas tamasy andhe svayam eva prapatisyanti

[SB 5.6.11]

“Low-class people, due to their gross ignorance, introduce a system of religion that deviates from the Vedic principles. Following their own mental concoctions they automatically fall down into the darkest regions of existence.”

Prabhupada: “Low-class people, due to their gross ignorance, introduce a system of religion that deviates from the Vedic principles.” The other day I was speaking that system of religion can be given by God Himself. But they do not know who is God, where is God, what is His principle, why does He want to give us religion. They are so ignorant, especially in this age, they do not believe in these things at all. Very awkward position. So they deride at Vedic principles, nastik. According to them, bhasmi bhutasya dehasya kutah punar agamano bhavet. The body, which is burned down into ashes, what is the meaning of talking about this body, that again it comes and takes birth in a different form of life? Nobody believes these things. And now everything, very precarious condition of this age. Mandah sumanda-matayo manda-bhagya hy upadrutah [SB 1.1.10].


So long we are in the jurisdiction of three modes of material nature, up to that time we shall disagree with one another and there will be trouble. Therefore the Vaisnava religion is meant for the peaceful person. No trouble. Samah sarvesu bhutesu mad-bhaktim labhate param [Bg. 18.54]. Those who have come to the stage of seeing everyone on the equal terms… Equal terms means spiritually. That we invite everyone. There is no discrimination. We don’t care for the designations. We invite everyone to leave aside the designation and come in your original form and be Krsna conscious and be happy, for which we are prepared to take all kinds of incon… There is no inconvenience, but suppose in the old age I am traveling all over the world. People think that I have taken some hardship. But for Krsna’s sake, even it is hardship… Actually, there is no hardship. But even it is hardship, we should take it. Para-upakara. People are in ignorance, they are suffering, and it is especially India’s business to release them from this material suffering and give them information about the Vaikuntha world, the world of no anxiety. And try to train them in different ways. That is the real welfare activity in the human society.