Here are some pics Prahlada-Nrsimaha took at the Warped Tour shows yesterday and the day before, in New York and Massachusetts. Happy people with the happy books 😀
The Vans Warped Tour travels around North America for almost two months every summer. The daily show stars around noon and goes on until 8-9 in the evening. Altogether 70 bands perform on the tour playing mostly punk, rock, hardcore and metal with occasional hiphop and reggae artists.
Prahlada-Nrsimha das and me are on the tour right now, literally traveling back and forth across the USA. He passes out books all day from as early as 7am until 9-10pm.
“Just like fog is immediately, I mean to say, moved, simply by sunrise. Sunrise. Just like this is night, darkness. In the morning, as soon as there will be sunrise, there will be no more darkness. Immediately all thousands and millions of miles of darkness immediately moved. So try to make Krishna surya – the sun, Krishna – rise in your heart, and everything will be solved.” A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
The other morning I took a couple of pictures of the beautiful sunrise over Texas desert… We are traveling on the Vans Warped Tour right now until mid-August and it’s keeping us busy and sweaty!
Human being must try to understand, “What I am?” This is called knowledge. And when he comes to the understanding aham brahmasmi, “I am spirit soul, oh, I am spirit soul…” Just like Socrates, he realized. When he was asked by the judge, “Mr. Socrates, how you want to be entombed?” he answered, “First of all, capture me; then you entomb me. You are seeing my body. You have no vision that I am soul.” This is right vision. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Prabhupada: What they have done? Tell me that “This they have done, very beneficial to the human society.” What they have done?
Satadhanya: They say that they are curing disease.
Prabhupada: Disease? So what is the benefit? One disease after another disease…
Satadhanya: They say that the life-span is getting more years.
Prabhupada: That is another bluff. Formerly people used to live very long. Actually in this Kali-yuga the limitation is one hundred years. But who is living one hundred years?
Satadhanya: Even less.
Prabhupada: Fifty, sixty… Average India, thirty-five years. In your country a little more. Nobody lives hundred years. That is also another bluff. But even if you live for hundred years, does it mean that you have stopped death? Then what is the benefit? You are eternal. Na jayate na mriyate va, na hanyate hanyamane sarire. You are eternal, but why you are dying? What the scientists have done? Na jayate na mriyate. Eternal means one who has no birth, no death. But you have birth and death, so where is your scientists’ help?
Upendra: The reason the original faith was placed in the scientists was because radio, airplanes, tape recorders have been manufactured, and people are impressed by these originally.