The weather gets better by chanting Hare Krishna
Below is a short conversation with Srila Prabhupada about rain, food, and chanting.
He says the karmis (and we see that today even the devotees) don’t like the idea of producing their own food.
He calls it "their disease". He then talks about the former great Roman Empire which was started with so much hard labor and today all that is left in some piled up bricks. Where are the people today that built this "empire"? Nobody knows, and what benefit do they get today from all that hard labor?
It’s all karma bandana-work which binds one to samsara, the wheel of birth and death.
Probably the most interesting point is how the weather in New Vrndavana had gotten better there because of so many devotees all chanting Hare Krishna mantra. Then Srila Prabhupada says yes, and he wants to buy land in Mayapur and Vrndavan for becoming self sufficient.
So there it is folks--
Prabhupada: Yajna means to satisfy the Supreme Lord. That is yajna. So
in the Kali-yuga the yajna is made very easy. Chant Hare Krishna. So
anywhere you go, chant Hare Krishna, and see that there will be clouds,
there will be rainfall, and just work little, you get your foodgrains,
and chant Hare Krishna.
Yogesvara: They won't like that idea.
Prabhupada: That means their... That is their disease. The same thing,
that "Why you are sitting here? Come with me, work." "What shall I do
by working?" "You get money." "Then you'll enjoy." "And I am already
enjoying." That the... This is called maya. Maya-sukhaya bharam
udvahato vimudhan. These rascals, simply for little temporary
so-called benefit, they have created this working civilization, "Work
very hard, very hard." That's all. Whole history... In this Rome city
you can see. There are evidences. These buildings are constructed with
hard labor. Now those rascals have gone, and they are maintaining,
that "They worked so hard." Those who worked very hard they have gone
away. Now nobody knows where they are and what they have become. But
they are maintaining their bricks. That's all. Brick civilization.
Devotee: Why is it that the rains come in certain parts of the world
and in other parts people do not have enough?
Prabhupada: No, no part of the world is nowadays sufficient rain.
Because they are not performing yajna. Sometimes it is seen that
over-rain, overflood, not systematic. But if you perform yajna, there
will be systematic rainfall, which you can utilize properly.
Yajnad bhavati parjanyah.
Devotee: Kirtanananda Swami says that in New Vrindaban the weather is
changing every year. It is getting nicer there. Much more sun and the
winter is not so hard.
Atreya Rsi: In New Vrindaban it's getting better.
Prabhupada: Yes. Because there are so many devotees. The people are
still being maintained on account of our chanting Hare Krishna mantra.
Devotee: By the grace of pure devotee.
Prabhupada: Yes. (break) ...encouraging in our society to take to
agriculture to support this center. I am purchasing land in Vrndavana
and Mayapura to become self-sufficient. Whatever production you make,
you be satisfied. Little vegetable, little grain and little milk. That