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Chapter 32: Vedic Culture

Śrīla Prabhupāda Uvāca 32
Vedic Culture

Spring 1973, ISKCON Los Angeles

Śrīla Prabhupāda often described the differences between Vedic civilization and western civilization.

"Boys and girls," he said on one occasion. "Now a man, he wants to do something. He sees some woman and says 'I'll get that woman'. He'll go up to her and say, 'What are you doing? Why don't we go out?' When we were young," he continued, "the same desires were there. The desires haven't changed at all. We also had desires like that. You see a girl. You become attracted. But the culture was there. The culture was so strict you couldn't even look at her, what to speak of talking to her or making some proposition. Everything was the same, except the culture. Now, there is no culture. You just go up and say anything you want. We had all these desires, talking like school children, but you could never approach a woman. It was unheard of. You wouldn't think of it."

Śrīla Prabhupāda left Vrindaban Dhama and the Vedic culture to save us from our so-called advanced civilization. All Glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda!