By Srila Prabhupada's grace there are over 150 of these super fragrant lilies now blooming in our front yard. When Srila Prabhupada looks out the temple room door he can see them….and there are about a dozen or so in the temple room as well.
Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. — King James Bible
►June 1974 Conversation at Melbourne
Prabhupada: No, enjoyment in this way of life more sense enjoyment, you will never be able to enjoy or happiness. That is not possible. That is the nature's way. (Aside:) You can close the door. If you simply want to enjoy, you can enjoy. But you will create more miseries. So this is one way of life, that you enjoy your senses and create more miseries. This is one way of life. And if you want to decrease your miseries, then there is another life, which is called simple life. Simple life means you produce your food and you produce your cloth so you dress yourself nicely, you eat, yourself, nicely, keep yourself fit and glorify the Lord. This is one way of life. And the other way of life, that "We don't care for the Lord. Let us enjoy the senses to the topmost capacity and be happy…" So this way of life will never make you happy. You will simply go on struggling. This is one way of life. Another way of life, that the human life is meant for God realization..
►April 3, 1975 Conversation at Mayapur – There are so many land. Come here and grow food. Grow fruit. That is… That is the desire of Krishna. Annad bhavanti bhutani. Produce food and eat in sufficiently, be strong, and chant Hare Krishna. That is our philosophy. Why you are producing bolts and nuts, tire and tubes? Eat. Rascal. They do not know that first of all you must eat. No, everyone is engaged in industry. Why? Krishna does not say that “Take to industry.” Krishna says, “Produce foodstuff.” Annad bhavanti bhutani. If you produce foodstuff, then both your animals, yourself, will be happy, becoming strong. Why do they manufacture other things?
►May 24, 1974 Conversation at Rome … Yes, naturally. If this man is fed up with this industry, he can go back to village and produce his own food. But he is attached to this industrial activity because he is thinking that “We are getting more money for wine and woman and meat. Let me enjoy.” That is the perfect, imp… But if he chants Hare Krishna maha-mantra, his consciousness will be purified and he will be made not interested this kind of work. He will go back to village and produce food.
►May 27, 1977 Conversation at Vrindavana … There will be more water for gardening, and it will be moist, and then produce fodder for the animals and food for you. And animal gives you milk. That is … .. Don’t bother about big, big buildings. It is not required. Useless waste of time. Produce. Make the whole field green. See that. Then whole economic question solved. Then you eat … is beneficial. Even the stool is beneficial. Therefore I am asking so much here and…, “Farm, farm, farm, farm…” That is not my program – Krishna’s program. Annad bhavanti bhutani. Produce greenness everywhere, everywhere. Vrindavana. It is not this motorcar civilization.