|Prabhupada, Mayapur, February 26, 1977: [...] Three-fourths of the earth is full of water. But that water is salt. God has process how to make it sweet. You cannot do this. Water you want. There is sufficient water. Why there should be scarcity?|
Now we heard in Europe they were contemplating importing water. Was not that? Yes. In England they were thinking of importing. Is that possible? But these rascal scientists think like that. They’ll import. Why not?
The England is surrounded by water. Why don’t you take water? No. Nire kari bas na me tilo piyas. “I’m living in water, but I’m dying of thirst.” These rascals’ philosophy… Or in… I think in our childhood we read one book, a Moral Class book, said there was a story that shipwrecked, and they took the shelter of one boat, but some of them died of thirst because they could not drink water. So in the water they were living, but they died of thirst.
So our position is like that. Everything is full. Still, we are dying and fighting. What is the reason? The reason is that we do not follow Krishna. This is the reason: absence of Krishna consciousness. My Guru Maharaja used to say that the whole world is full of everything. Only scarcity is Krishna consciousness. Only scarcity. Otherwise there is no scarcity. Everything is full. And if you take the instruction of Krishna you will be happy immediately. You can make the whole world happy. This instruction of Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita, so perfect… It must be perfect because it is coming from Krishna. It is not the so- called scientist theory. No. Perfect instruction. And if we follow the instruction, if we practically utilize, then whole world… Visvam purnam sukhayate.