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East and West Should Cooperate


Editor's comment: SrTla Prabhupada once said: "As did Lord Rama, I crossed the ocean to the land of the asuras and brought back Laksmi to India " (Rama brought Laksmi as Sita; Prabhupada brought Laksmi as money for building temples). Again, he likened India to Sarasvatl (spiritual knowledge) and the West to Laksmi (material prosperity). "Sarasvatl and Laksmi," he said, "should combine for the upliftment of mankind.Every human being born in India should take up this cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. They can take it, because it is their birthright. Because this Bhdgavatam is produced in India, Bhagavad-gita is produced in India. That is the glory of India. So the sons of India, those who are Indians, those who are proud of becoming Indian, should take up this mission. Janma sarthaka kari. First of all make your life successful by understanding Bhagavad-gita and Srlmad-Bhagavatam. Understand Srlmad-Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita, and preach this knowledge all over the world.Such knowledge is wanting all over the world. The Western countries might have advanced in technical knowledge, but they have no knowledge about the science of God. That is lacking. So East and West should cooperate. You have got some knowledge; I take advantage of it. I have got some knowledge; you take advantage of it. This is cooperation. Now, people all over the world are trying to imitate the Western type of civilization. That is not bad. Do it. But you also do something so that Westerners may also take your > knowledge.  That is cooperation.  Why are you silent on this point? Therefore, because Indians and the Indian government have failed to do this duty, India is known as a beggar country all over the world.1