Prabhupada, Mauritius, October 4, 1975: [...] So we have to take information from the authoritative literature what is the position of this material world, the spiritual world, God, and His relationship with us, our position.
This is real knowledge, not that a knowledge that how to live. Living condition is fulfilled by the nature’s way. There are 8,400,000 different forms of living entities.
They are not concerned how to eat, how to sleep. They know, by nature’s arrangement there is already arrangement. Just like the birds in the morning. They rise up early in the morning. They are not concerned where they will eat.
They know there is already arrangement for eating. The elephants in Africa, they know that God has already arranged for their eating forty kilos at a time. The ants within the room, they know there is already arrangement.
So if God has arranged for everyone, eight million different species of life or forms of life, why not for human being? There is arrangement. But in the human being is advised to do certain things. They must do it. Then there is no question of scarcity. There is… Everything is arranged there. Just like Krishna says, annad bhavanti bhutani: “You produce your food grains so that the animals and the man, both will be happy.”
But if you don’t produce food grains, if you produce sugarcane, then how they will be satisifed? Food grains must be produced. That is the injunction of the sastra.
So, yah sastra-vidhim utsrjya vartate kama-karatah. If you do not follow the instruction of the sastra—sastra means the instruction of God—then na siddhim sa, such civilization will never be perfect, na siddhim sa avapnoti, na sukham, neither they will be happy, na param gatim, neither they will be elevated back to home, back to Godhead. This is the defect. Therefore we should try to understand what is the goal of life. But that we do not know.
Na te viduh svartha-gatim hi visnu. By their own blind intelligence they are trying to adjust things within this material word, and they are being failure repeatedly. Still, they have no sense.
So those who are actually leaders of the society, they should be sensible. They should take advice, instruction from the most perfect personality, Krishna, and adjust things. Then they will be happy.
Thank you very much. Hare Krishna.