Prabhupada, Bombay, April 8, 1974: [...] When one becomes actually on the platform of knowledge, then he does not work like an ass. But people want that people should work like ass. That is the difficulty. That is… There is a clash between our movement and others.
They want to make all people to work hard like an ass, and we say that they… There is a difference of philosophy. Nayam deho deha-bhajam nrloke kastan kaman arhate vid-bhujam ye SB 5.5.1 . We are preaching the, nayam deha nrloke, in the human society, this is not meant for working so hard, like an ass, like a hog, simply for sense gratification. This is Krishna consciousness philosophy. Nayam deho deha-bhajam nrloke.
Deha-bhajam. Deha-bhajam means one who has got this material body. So there are eight million four-hundred-thousands of forms, material body. It is not spoken for them, but nrloke, 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. Krishna has given you food grains, fruits, milk.
You don’t require to eat meat and open slaughterhouses. Be satisfied with… As Krishna is satisfied: patram puspam phalam toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati BG 9.26.