Conversations (October 8, 1977, Våndävana)
Prabhupäda: This is soul-killing civilization, this kind way of life, especially European countries. Anywhere you can inhabit it. It is not very difficult. A cottage; you can produce your own food anywhere. Am I right?
Haàsadüta: Yes, Prabhupäda. We will do it.
Prabhupäda: And money, spend for Kåñëa—for Kåñëa's palace, for Kåñëa's temple, for Kåñëa's worship, gorgeous, as gorgeously as... Not for false... This is the human civilization. And to organize this, varëäçrama will help you to divide the society—brähmaëa, kñatriya, vaiçya—as there is division in the body. That will help. Don't waste human form of body for sense gratification. I wanted to introduce this. Now I have given you ideas. You can do it. You are all intelligent. For Caitanya Mahäprabhu's para-upakära... [Cc. Ädi 9.41] So you do good to others. Not exploit others. Any human being who has been bestowed by this body has the capacity to chant Hare Kåñëa. Give them chance and make situation favorable. Is that clear?
10. Conversations (1977 - transcript from the “Final Lesson” DVD)
“According to the association of different natures, we get a body: äraëaà guëa-saìgo ’sya sad-asad-yoni-janmasu. Therefore we should always seek good association, devotee association. Then our life will be successful. If we live with good association, then we cultivate knowledge. That means association. A man is known by his company. So if we have the chance of association with devotees, then our character, nature becomes better. By hearing, by discussing Çrémad-Bhägavatam, this räjä guëä, tama guëä are subdued. Then sattva guëä remains. nañöa-präyeñv abhadreñu nityaà bhägavata-sevayä. Then räjä guëä, tama guëä cannot so harm us. Therefore, varnasrama dharma is so essential that people live in sattva guëä. Tama guëä, räjä guëä increases lust and greediness, and that implicates the living entity who exists in the material world in many many forms. That is very dangerous. Therefore, they should be brought into sattva guëä by the establishment of varëäçrama dharma. How to bring people in sattva- guëä with brahminical qualifications. Very neat and clean, rise early in the morning to see maìgala-äratika, in this way to stay in sattva- guëä.”
Conversations (March, 1974, Våndävana)
Prabhupäda: First of all varëä. And äçrama, then, when the varëä is perfectly in order, then äçrama. Äçrama is specially meant for spiritual advancement, and varëä is general division. It must be there in the human society, or they're on the animals. If varëä is not there, then this is a society of animal. And when the varëä is working perfectly, then we give them äçrama. Varëäçrama. That is later on.
Hådayänanda: First they should be taught a skill.
Prabhupäda: Yes. First of all, the whole society must be divided into four varëas. Otherwise, there will be chaotic condition. That is what is the position now. What is he, what he has to do, one does not know. And there are so many unemployment. But if you organize the society into varëas, there will be no question of unemployment.