Posted on April 14, 2014
Srila Prabhupada said:
So you have to fight. Krsna never said, 'Arjuna, oh, you are My devotee, you sit down and sleep, I shall take care of . . . ' He never said that. So if you take that position -- we are devotees, non violent, and let us sleep .. . . Fight! With all the resources that we have got. That is wanted.
So prepare for fight. Don't be afraid. Arjuna, they were five brothers and the other party, one hundred brothers. Therefore Dhrtarastra was confident that 'What are these five brothers without any help? We have ruined them. They were in the forest for thirteen years. Lost all connection, no kingdom. I have got government in hand, and my hundred sons, and we are well equipped.'
You must come forward to fight. If you simply sit down in Vrndavana, then Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mission is not being carried. He says, prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama. [CB Antya-khanda 4.126] That is His mission. I am a teeny person; single handed we shall fight? Why you should see the fun and do not fight? That I am asking you. I shall fight and you shall see the fun?
Come with me to fight, because there is a world fight now.
It is a serious situation; you should not see simply the fun and claim to belong to Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Now you should come out to fight. Am I wrong or right?
Now we should combine together and fight. As soon as you introduce something strong, there will be fight. There will be fight. Even Krsna had to see the fight, Kuruksetra. Dharmaksetre kuruksetre samaveta yuyutsavah [Bg. 1.1]. The fight must be there, yuyutsavah. So if you belong to Caitanya Mahaprabhu's party, then you should come out to fight. Whatever's done is done, and it is done single handed. Nobody has helped me. Even not my Godbrothers. These American boys, they have helped me. They understood the philosophy and they helped me.
Now you should come forward, all combine together. There is a great fight. We are just planning how to fight. Now when there is fight, it requires real strength. Now their fight is confronting us because they are feeling the strength. Their whole civilization is threatened. We are recommending no illicit sex, no intoxication, no gambling, and no meat eating. This is the basic principle of modern civilization. So the foundation is threatened. Theoretically they are taking that 'If these four things are stopped, then
where is our civilization?' The millions of liquor manufacturers, breweries, millions of gambling houses, cigarette factories, so theoretically if this movement is successful, then whole civilization is finished. Because these young men have taken seriously, so they are threatened and they are making a strong party to fight with us."
We should gather our strength. Fight. Krsna never said that 'Don't fight.' Never said to Arjuna that 'You are My devotee; you don't fight. You are very good gentleman, nonviolent, and I shall do everything for you.' Never said that. He said, 'Now there is a great dangerous fight. Why you are saying like a nonsense?' anarya justam, like non Aryan. This fight is another good news that they are feeling the strength.
Fight! Without fight, where is life? If there is no fighting, then what is that life? That is dead stone. Fight must be there. Krsna's whole life is fighting from the very birth. His father carried Him to Gokula and He fell down in the Yamuna and . . . Just born, the fighting began. Just born. And at Yasodamayi's house, Nanda Maharaja's house, so many demons daily coming -- Sakatasura, Aghasura, Bakasura, Putana, so on, so on, so on. Ultimately Kamsa, when He was young boy. Vrndavana, so many asuras came. You have seen the pictures? Krsna is fighting with the horse demon, with the bull, fighting. If Krsna is fighting, why not Krsna consciousness the same thing? You cannot expect peaceful life. No, there must be fighting; then think, 'That is Krsna's presence, His fight.' So this fighting means they're feeling the presence of Krsna consciousness movement. Otherwise why they're making fight? Had it been an insignificant thing, there was no question of fighting."
(Excerpts from Transcendental Diary)