1. Utilization of human life

    One who has got this body, material body, as human being, for him it is not good to work so hard like hogs and pigs and asses simply for sense gratification, kastan kaman. Why one should? You should be peaceful. You should be sober. You should think what is the value of life. And you be satisfied with nature’s gift. Nature will give you so many things. Krsna has given you food grains, fruits, milk. You don’t require to eat meat and open slaughterhouses. Be satisfied with, as Krsna is satisfied: patram puspam phalam toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati [Bg. 9.26].

    Srila Prabhupada/ Talk on Bhagavad-gita 4.19 — April 8, 1974, Bombay