Used with permission of the compiler.

Originally published in 2010, these quotes were compiled by Willem Vandenberg (Varnadi das), who joined ISKCON in Amsterdam in 1990. He served in the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust in Sweden as a translator and editor and as a manager of one of its sub-complexes. After officially leaving ISKCON in 2010 he went on to further his career as a computer programmer in higher education. He now lives in Texas and enjoys life reading, writing, and traveling the world.


Prabhupada in His Own Words

False Prophecies


What follows is a list of quotes from Bhaktivedanta Swami, the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, prophesying the end of materialistic culture and an upcoming nuclear world war. The prophecies are very simplistic, childish even, and appear in much of a make-it-up-as-you-go format. Yet, the level of authority and confidence behind these delusions is highly disturbing, to say the least, considering the audience of zealous disciples ready to act upon the information. Needless to say, none of Bhaktivedanta Swami’s prophecies have been fulfilled, although the alarmist tone of them did resonate with his gullible disciples and led many to adopt a “prepper” mentality. When Y2K reared its head in the late 1990s, much of ISKCON went through a similar prepare-for-the-end-of-the-world scenario.


B.T.G. article by Bhaktivedanta Swami, April 20, 1956
Nobody is enjoying the result of civilization created by atheists like Ravana, Kansa, Aurangzeb, Napoleon or Hitler. Everything is in oblivion and this teaches us the lesson that the materialistic plans of the present age will also meet with the same fate after a lapse of 50 years. Therefore blind materialism does not bring in any permanent relief in the world.
[We’re almost 8 years past the lapse and nothing Earth-shattering has occurred that stands out as some kind doom of civilization — not even the most recent recession.]

SB 6.1.6, Sydney, February 17, 1973
So we are engaged in these material activities, but we forget at the same time that there is ready, atom bomb. As soon as there will be declared war, these things will be finished, immediately. These people are not declaring war. America is not declaring war against Asia, Russia or China. They are thinking because they know they have got the deadly weapons, atom, and that is the now diplomacy. When there will be war, the first dropping of atom bomb will be victorious. Aah, victorious.

SB 1.8.34, Los Angeles, April 26, 1973
So these rascals are going on. So it is very difficult to preach Krishna consciousness. The whole world is overburdened by these rascals and demons. So atom, atom bomb is waiting for them. Yes. It will be finished. All the demons will be finished.

BG 13.14, Bombay, October 7, 1973
That is awaiting. The whole world is awaiting that disaster. The America has got atom bomb and Russia has got atom bomb. As soon as there is another war, the whole world will be finished.

Morning Walk, May 27, 1974, Rome
: They should throw. I throw upon you, you throw upon me. You go to hell, I go to hell. That’s all. This will be the result. And the world will be cleansed of these all rascals. This will be the result. (laughs)
Bhagavan: In the Teachings of Lord Caitanya, you say that even the atomic bombs can be used in Krishna’s service.
Prabhupada: It will be used by nature. Prakrteh kriyamanani gunaih karmani [BG 3.27]. He is thinking that “I am proprietor of this atomic bomb,” but he does not know that the other’s atomic bomb will kill me, and my atomic bomb, I kill him. That’s all. He does not know that. He is thinking, “I am very proud of possessing.” But that will be the cause of his death.
Yogesvara: Is such an atomic war foretold in SB?
Prabhupada: Yes. Next war means atomic war. All these rascals will be killed automatically. I will kill you, you’ll kill me. That’s all.
Yogesvara: Is that war to occur in the recent future? Or is that a long way off?
Prabhupada: Very recent, very recent future. This Communist and Capitalist mentality will bring the next… The Communists will be victorious.
Dhananjaya: And after the war what will be the result?
Prabhupada: After the war they will come to sense. The Communist problem… Communist is not a problem. It is good proposal, but they are missing one point. They are making Lenin the leader. If they make Krishna the leader, then the Communistic idea will be very fruitful. They are picking up a rascal leader, but if they pick up the nice leader, God the supreme dictator, then every-thing is all right. They are catching up a dictator, but they do not know that he is rascal number one. But if he catches the Supreme Lord as dictator, as Krishna says, sarva-dharman parityajya [BG 18.66], then he will be happy, immediately. Keep amongst yourself and produce. Produce food grain, produce cotton, mustard seed. Self-dependent, no use… And we don’t require motorcar. Bullock cart is sufficient. There is no need of going anywhere.
Bhagavan: We can make our own cloth? Khadi.
Prabhupada: Yes, cotton. From cotton you can make your own cloth.
Dhananjaya: My wife knows how to spin cloth.
Prabhupada: Yes. By spinning thread, then you make cloth. Without any price. You grow your cotton and have your cloth. So by machine, they have created so many idle brain, and therefore hippies are coming out, problem. This is the result of this. Because they have created this machine, not everyone is employed, so he must become a hippie. Idle brain is a devil’s workshop.
[More than 40 years have passed since this “prediction” and in the meantime the entire communistic system that posed the threat in the Cold War has collapsed and morphed into capitalism. If “very recent future” stretches beyond a decade it starts to loose meaning. After four decades it has lost all meaning.]

[In the next conversation Bhaktivedant Swami clarifies that his predictions do pertain to a war between the USA and the former USSR. Moreover, he states with certainty that the USA aims to start the war (from India) and that Pakistan will start the war with India. In the end it is all just words without any substance. It is therefore no surprise to us that those who need to believe in Bhaktivedanta Swami’s infallability justify the failure of his predictions as the result of a change in world politics brought about by the influence of ISKCON’s preaching endeavors — in other words, by the grace of Bhaktivedanta Swami after all…]

Morning Walk, April 4, 1975, Mayapur
: Yes. All Western adventure to keep people in darkness. And that is going on. Now it will be smashed by the next war. Next war will come very soon.
Tamala Krishna: (Surprised) Oh!
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krishna: Next war…?
Prabhupada: Your country, America, is very much eager to kill these Communists. And the Communists are also very eager. So very soon there will be war. And perhaps India will be the greatest sufferer.
Tamala Krishna: Greatest…?
Devotees: Sufferer.
Srutakirti: Sufferer.
Prabhupada: Because America is aiming to start the war from India.
Devotee: Oh!
Prabhupada: Yes. Because India and Russia, they are…
Brahmananda: They are… Friendship.
Prabhupada: No. Side by side. If the war is started from India…
Rupanuga: So India will become…
Prabhupada: And the Russians are ready here already, I have heard, with soldiers and… Not soldiers. I mean to say.
Hamsaduta: Missiles.
Prabhupada: Yes. They are also vigilant.
Visnujana: Will that help our preaching, Prabhupada?
Prabhupada: Preaching will be very nice after the war when both of them, especially Russia, will be finished.
Rupanuga: They want to make India the battleground?
Paramahamsa: Also, Prabhupada, Atreya Rsi said that the Arabs are preparing for the war. They’re buying billions and billions of dollars’ worth of missiles and jets and tanks from America.
Prabhupada: Yes, so they are being prepared. War will soon start.
Visnujana: The Arab men all go to America to be trained in the armed forces there.
Prabhupada: Hm?
Visnujana: In all the armed forces centers in America, they train the Arab nations to fight.
Prabhupada: Oh.
Visnujana: They let the young men come into the U.S.A. to learn how to use the missiles and everything.
Pancadravida: Recently, this Bhutto of Pakistan, he was very happy because they were talking about lifting a ten-year holding on arms from the United States, and now, they say, Pakistan will soon get arms from America.
Prabhupada: Yes, they are getting. They are already getting. The Pakistan will start the war with India. And then everything will be…
Devotees: Oh! Whew!
Devotee: Pakistan will start a war… (devotees talking among themselves.)
Pancadravida: They have started the war maybe eight times.
Prabhupada: (Aside:) Hmm? No, we can go.
Pancadravida: What will the devotees do while the war is going on?
Prabhupada: Chant Hare Krishna.
Devotees: Jaya! (laughter)
Prabhupada: You have got only business.
Pancadravida: Will we stay in the cities or will…?
Prabhupada: We can stay anywhere. We have got our Mayapur, Vrindavana. But the danger is the government will say that “All Americans go away.” That is the danger. I am thinking of that position. What shall I do at that time?
Pusta Krishna: Take Indian citizenship?
Prabhupada: Eh?
Pusta Krishna: Indian citizenship?
Prabhupada: If you take, it is very nice. Then they will ask you to go to war. (laughter)
Tamala Krishna: Will this war spread too many different countries and continents?
Prabhupada: The actual war will be between America and Russia.
Rupanuga: What about British devotees, British citizens? Would the British be asked to leave, British citizens? Commonwealth citizens?
Prabhupada: Britishers are now finished. They have no importance.
Pancadravida: He means if British devotees came to India, would they be asked to leave.
Prabhupada: No, no, I mean to say… I am speaking of politics. Devotees are the same… Oh, British citizens…? They may…
Rupanuga: You say the Americans might have to leave. What about the British?
Prabhupada: But they, generally, during wartime…
Visnujana: Everyone.
Prabhupada: …they ask all foreigners.
Tamala Krishna: Oh, I see.
Jayapataka: During the last war, the Christian Mission of Krishnanagar, they had many Italian priests also, but the government gave them permission to stay, although India was at war with Italians.
Prabhupada: In the missionary consideration, they can do that.
Jayadvaita: What will be the position with the Chinese if the Russians and Americans fight?
Prabhupada: Well I am not a politician. (laughter) China does not war, not want war. They want to…
Tamala Krishna: Develop.
Prabhupada: Construct.
Rupanuga: They’re not ready.
Prabhupada: Yes. They are not very much interested in war.
Paramahamsa: Srila Prabhupada, you said that this war will destroy the demonic civilization.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Paramahamsa: Does that mean that it’ll destroy all the cities and all the industries?
Prabhupada: War means destruction of all cities. That is natural. You have got experience in Europe so many times.
Hamsaduta: Cities and industries.
Prabhupada: Eh?
Hamsaduta: Cities and industries.
Prabhupada: Yes, that is the main target.
Hamsaduta: Nobody’s interested in a farm. [break]
Jayadvaita: …endeavor, pure devotees are automatically expert in politics, economics, everything.
Prabhupada: Eh?
Jayadvaita: Without separate endeavor, a pure devotee is automatically expert in everything.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Jayadvaita: Politics, economics.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Jayadvaita: Sociology.
Prabhupada: Yasmin vijnate sarvam evam vijnatam bhavanti. If you know Krishna, then you understand everything. That is the Vedic injunction. Yasmin vijnate. If you simply understand Krishna… In Bhagavad-gita, it is also said that “There will be no more anything to understand.” In the Ninth Chapter? What is that verse? Can anyone say?
Jayadvaita: The Fifteenth Chapter.
Prabhupada: Avasisyate. Jnatavyam avasisyate. You cannot…?
Santosa: Yaj jnatva
Prabhupada: …cannot recite, the whole verse?
Santosa: Yaj jnatva neha bhuyo ‘nyaj.
Prabhupada: That is the second line. First line?
Santosa: Sa evam guhyatamam vaksyamy asesatah.
Prabhupada: Vaksyamy… Yes, that is the verse. Yaj jnatva anyaj jnatavyam na avasisyate. Krishna consciousness is such a great science that if one becomes expert, then he knows everything.
Hamsaduta: So Prabhupada, is there something we should do to prepare ourselves for this disaster?
Prabhupada: What?
Hamsaduta: This coming war.
Prabhupada: You should simply prepare for chanting Hare Krishna.
Hamsaduta: That’s all?
Prabhupada: That’s all.
Pusta Krishna: Prabhupada, people sometimes argue that “God placed us in this world…”
Prabhupada: Hm?
Pusta Krishna: People argue that “God has placed us in this world, and that He’s left us in darkness, so therefore He’s played a trick on us.” What is our argument against this?
Prabhupada: You have come to this world of darkness, and Krishna is trying to raise you again to the light. That is the fact. You have willingly come to this nonsense place. Krishna is so kind that He comes Himself and tries to again get you out, deliver from this nonsense thing. This is real position.
Tripurari: They say that “God has put us here, but He’s given us intelligence, so we’re to figure it out ourselves.”
Prabhupada: Eh?
Tripurari: That “God has put us here, and He’s given us intelligence, so we’re to figure it out ourselves.”
Prabhupada: So therefore, you take intelligence from God, you rascal. Why do you keep yourself in darkness?
Tripurari: Well, they say that “God has given us the intelligence to figure it out on our own.”
Prabhupada: That is intelligence — you surrender. You are surrendering to maya, to your wife, to your dog, to your family, to your house, to your nation. Why not God? You rascal. You are surrendering to so many other things. Why not to God?
Rupanuga: Just like you told that Russian professor that he is surrendering to Lenin, but we are surrendering to Krishna.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Rupanuga: But everyone has to surrender.
Prabhupada: Surrender, this, that is the only way. You cannot become independent. You have to surrender. Who is a man who has not surrendered? At least he finds out a dog and surrenders to him. (laughter) In your country there are so many people living with the dog. So surrender is the only business of you. Jivera ‘svarupa’ haya nitya krsna dasa [CC Madhya 20.108-109]. (pause) So Acyutananda cannot come?
Visnujana: He’s lecturing in the temple.
Prabhupada: Oh.
Tamala Krishna: Srila Prabhupada, someone asked a question the other day about the atom which I couldn’t give the answer to. His question is that if we say that within the atom the living entity, the jiva, is present, and life symptoms means six symptoms of birth, growth…
Prabhupada: That’s all right. Their life symptoms has not yet come. But there is.
Jayadvaita: Potential.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krishna: His question was… It was sort of a dual question. At what time, or what…? Just like at the time of disintegration of this body, the living entity leaves this body and the body disintegrates, so does the atomic body also disintegrate when the living entity leaves it and moves to a higher body?
Prabhupada: Atomic body? Atomic body means material body. Unless you are free from this material body, the atomic body will go on with you. That means unless you are mukta, the atomic body will go on. Mind, intelligence, ego — they are also atomic, finer atomic body.
Tamala Krishna: But within each atom the living entity is present?
Prabhupada: Yes. God is present; therefore living entity is present.
Tamala Krishna: So the living entity is present within the atom just as I am present within this body. When I leave this body, my body breaks apart.
Prabhupada: Yes, you leave this body, enter another body.
Tamala Krishna: Right.
Prabhupada: By nature’s law.
Tamala Krishna: And when I leave this body, the body breaks apart.
Prabhupada: Eh?
Tamala Krishna: When I leave this body, the body dis…
Prabhupada: The body is already atomic combination.
Tamala Krishna: Yes.
Prabhupada: So it remains atomic combination. You leave the body.
Tamala Krishna: Yes. It remains…
Prabhupada: You leave the house. That does not mean the house is finished.
Tamala Krishna: Right, I can understand that.
Hamsaduta: He’s asking that if the soul leaves the atomic particle, then does the particle break apart. Isn’t it?
Prabhupada: No, no. You have not left atomic particle.
Tamala Krishna: No, but you, you’re… I think you were saying that within the atom there’s also a living entity. So when that living entity leaves the atomic particle does the particle break apart? Or doesn’t it? I mean what…?
Prabhupada: Just try to understand. From the sastra, you understand that andantara-stham: “God lives within the atom.”
Tamala Krishna: Yes.
Prabhupada: And when the God is there, living entity’s also there. This… This much you try to understand. Because God and living entity, they remain together, as two friends. God is trying to save this fallen friend. That is the information from Upanisad. So when God is there, the living entity is also there.
Rupanuga: So Paramatma and jivatma are always together.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krishna: Can we say that the living entity is present within the atom by consciousness?
Prabhupada: Hm? No. Consciousness will gradually develop according to the bodily situation.
Pancadravida: How does the jiva get out of the atom and take a gross body?
Prabhupada: Hmm?
Pancadravida: How will that jiva
Prabhupada: (laughing) Body is combination of atoms. How he gets out of the atom. Body is nothing but combination of many atoms. Everything material is combination of many atoms. That’s all.
Pancadravida: The jivas inside the atom, are they like impersonalists who are in the Brahman?
Prabhupada: That you consider. He has not developed his consciousness. Practically, it is like dead.
Tamala Krishna: Actually, if there was a war, a large-scale war, I think that our farming projects…
Prabhupada: Hm?
Tamala Krishna: I think that the various farm projects that we have would be very good because, as you said, the cities would be bombed, but the farms would not be disturbed.
Prabhupada: Yes. The farm project… Even some hundreds of years, it was so nice. Even there was war, they would not attack the farmers. Rather, they would ask, “Where the other party has gone?” So they will say: “Oh, we have seen some soldiers going this way.” That’s all. They were not affected. That was the principle. Farmers were not attacked, just like at the present moment, the law is the civilians are not attacked. The military target is attacked. That is the law. But they do all nonsense. Even at the present moment civilians are not attacked. Just like Kuruksetra Battle. It was taken far away from the civilian inhabitation.
Hamsaduta: Some field.
Prabhupada: Yes. That is civilization. “Why these innocent civilians should be killed? Let us fight, military to military. That’s all.” That is honest fighting. We have to settle some things by fighting. So fighting may be, I mean to say, limited within the fighters, not with the civilians.
Ramesvara: In modern warfare it’s…
Prabhupada: Why not? Yes. But they, they are so rascals, they throw bomb anywhere.
Tamala Krishna: Especially atom bomb.
Prabhupada: But one thing is that because civilians are also responsible for declaring war, because the parliament is the representation of the people…
Pusta Krishna: Karma.
Prabhupada: Therefore, now the war is between people to people, nation to nation. They support with men and money. So therefore they are also killed by nature’s law. [break]
Ramesvara: Prabhupada, in the Adi-lila, you wrote that the Communist movement is greater than the capitalist movement because there are more sudras than vaisyas so that in a war between Communism and capitalism, the Communists would win.
Prabhupada: Naturally. They are in greater number.
Ramesvara: But these modern wars are fought with missiles and bombs more than armies.
Prabhupada: Yes. Formerly, also, there were brahmastra, fire, firearms, brahmastra. [break] …problems that we are facing, they were also in the past under different name, different form.
Nalinikanta: [break] …Communists win, that will not stop our preaching?
Prabhupada: Hm?
Nalinikanta: They do not like to hear of God.
Ramesvara: You wrote that if the Communists are victorious they would destroy whatever is left of the culture.
Prabhupada: Yes. Victory for the Communists means the whole human culture is lost.
Ajatasatru: Does it mean that they will also attack the Krishna consciousness?
Prabhupada: Yes, they have already begun. They are not passing our temple in Bombay.
Nalinikanta: If after the war the preaching will be still good, that means the Communists will not be victorious.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Nalinikanta: The Americans will win?
Prabhupada: Honest people will take to religious way of life. The Communists becoming victorious means they are also ruined. Who is that saintly person, sitting under the tree?
Devotees: Tusta-krsna Maharaja.
Prabhupada: Oh. [break] …too much danger, you all come and sit down here. Chant Hare Krishna. That’s all.
Devotees: Jaya. Thank you, Srila Prabhupada.
Jayadvaita: Then men will be eager to come join our India project.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Tamala Krishna: We can go to Africa also. (laughter)
Prabhupada: Oh, anywhere we can go, so many places, yes.
Pancadravida: Hong Kong also.
Prabhupada: Hong Kong? (laughter)
Pusta Krishna: Bhavananda Maharaja can…
Ajatasatru: Means then some devotees has to stay in Europe or in America. So…
Prabhupada: Yes, everything you stay. We have got place like this.
Rupanuga: Our farms are very nice because economically when everything is in chaos, we can still provide food for our men.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Rupanuga: And milk and butter.
Pancadravida: Milk and butter.
Santosa: In America, prabhu. [break]
Ramesvara: …that if there is a war between Russia and America, there would be a nuclear war and they would pollute the whole atmosphere with radioactive particles which would kill everyone.
Prabhupada: It is already polluted.
Ramesvara: They say that this radioactive fall-out…
Prabhupada: The whole material world is polluted. Who will live here? A little, say, twenty years before, dying. After all, you have to die, twenty years after or twenty years before. So it is already polluted. That is humbugism. They will die at the end, but still they are trying to live. (kirtana in background growing progressively louder as Prabhupada approaches temple)
Tamala Krishna: Like they’re creating their own…
Prabhupada: This is the difference between man of knowledge and without knowledge. A man of knowledge will think, “After all, I have to die. So what is the difficulty, dying a few days more or before?” That is knowledge. And those who are not in knowledge, they are afraid of death. Best business is before the death comes let us finish our Krishna consciousness perfectly. That is wanted. Death will come. You cannot avoid it.
Ramesvara: They say that this radioactive fallout will pollute the air so that no crops can be grown.
Prabhupada: That’s all right. You shall die without food. Be(cause) after all, the death. In Bengal, it is called: more bhera ghalne (?): “The most misfortunate thing is death.” That will come. Therefore the best intelligence is how to avoid death.
Rupanuga: Become immortal.
Prabhupada: Yes. That is real intelligence, not to be bothered by these trifle temporary things that “I am dying twenty years before. If the situation was better, I would have lived more twenty years.” What is this mentality?
Devotee: Back to Godhead.
Ajatasatru: Yes, we can go back to Godhead. (Prabhupada enters temple, kirtana very loud) (end)

Morning Walk, June 16, 1975, Honolulu
: That will take place. Otherwise, how they will be killed?
Ambarisa: They’re calling it a limited nuclear war.
Prabhupada: They are accumulated so much sinful load that must be killed. That is sure. [break] …the massacre. That will take place.
Harikesa: The sinless people will survive?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Devotee (3): Who is that?
Prabhupada: We. [break] There was an artificial famine in India and I particularly inquired from all devotees whether they have got any problem in this famine. They said, “No, we haven’t got.” I have taken the statistics. In 1942 the artificial famine created by government… So there were big earthquake in Bihar. At that time one of my godbrother, he was government auditor. So I inquired. In that earthquake only his house was saved. I have seen it many times. Kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati [BG 9.31]. That is the only….

samasrita ye pada-pallava-plavam
mahat-padam punya-yaso murareh
bhavambudhir vatsa-padam param padam
padam padam yad vipadam na tesam
[SB 10.14.58]

Padam padam yad vipadam na tesam. It is not meant for them, all these dangerous condition. Now the nuclear war means it will not continue very long. The first party who will drop the bomb on the other party, he will be victorious, and immediately the war will stop. They are simply arranging how to drop the atom bomb first. So one who will be able to drop the bomb first, he will be victorious. It doesn’t require long time. Just like in Japan, as soon as the Americans dropped the atom bomb in Hiroshima, immediately they surrendered. This will be the result. Now the question is who will be able to drop the bomb first.
Siddhasvarupa: The Japanese didn’t have any atom bombs to send back, though.
Prabhupada: No. It was in possession of Hitler. And your American stolen and kept it. Hitler wanted to use it, but, good sense, he did not like. He said that “I can do it immediately, but I will not do it.” So three bombs they kept ready, and when Germany was in awkward condition these Americans, they stolen, and they used it in Japan. This was manufactured by the German.
Balimardana: Most of the American scientific knowledge for going to space, etc., is all gotten from the Germans.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Balimardana: They stole the German scientists. And the Russians also, after the war, they took many German scientists.
Prabhupada: I think the aeroplane was made by the Germans first.
Balimardana: Yes, the jet airplane, yes.
Prabhupada: Yes. And they took it, the idea, from Sanskrit literature. Yes. They purchased the book from Benares.
Devotee: In India we have, and Hawaii, the firecrackers going up, the idea was from there.
Harikesa: The Germans also had the idea that this universe is encaged in some hard layers. And they were trying to bounce waves off of the edge of the universe.
Prabhupada: No, the Germans, they very much praised Indian culture. That my godbrother Soulier, when he came to India he said that “When Indian students come to our country, first of all we inquire how much he has got asset of his own culture. If we find that he has got some knowledge in his own culture, then we receive. Otherwise we reject.” As soon as they found that somebody is made of London culture, then immediately they reject. There are many Sanskrit scholars in Germany.
Harikesa: All of the good dictionaries are from Germany.
Prabhupada: No, Max Mueller was German.
Harikesa: A lot of the devotees have been wondering about book production if there is some war.
Prabhupada: War? The war will be for a few days only.
Balimardana: Then the presses can go on.
Prabhupada: This war will not prolong. That is not possible.
Harikesa: So this is not the big one.
Prabhupada: No, it is big war, but it will be finished within short time.
Balimardana: Drop their bombs, everything’s finished.
Upendra: But the argument is that these bombs will create more disturbance than just the blowing up. They create
what’s called radio-active fallout.
Prabhupada: Yes, that will do. But the war will stop because the party which will be able to drop the bomb first, he will be victorious.
Harikesa: They’ve got these fancy…
Prabhupada: Then after effects, what will happen, that is another thing. But the war will not continue for ten years or five years, like that.
Balimardana: Many Communist countries now, they are not making any more big cities. They are keeping the population very spread out so that after the war they will be able to take over. Because if one has a big city, then the people can be killed very easily in one bomb, finished. [break]
Prabhupada: …they are afraid of death?
Balimardana: Well, the Chinese figure they have so many people that even if there is a war…
Prabhupada: They are gainer.
Balimardana: There will still be so many of them left. [break]

Morning Walk, June 16, 1975, Honolulu
: …call it Jooeypur.(?) Joo-ee(?) Joo-ee.(?) [break] …America can drop the first bomb in Moscow, then they will come out triumphant. And the Communists will be finished. [break] …friendship with Pakistan only for this reason. It is just on the border of Russia. If from Pakistan they can drop the first bomb in Moscow. [break]

SB 6.1.32, Honolulu, May 31, 1976
You are maintaining so many slaughterhouses, and when it will be mature, there will be war, the wholesale murder. Finished. One atom bomb — finished. You’ll have to suffer. Don’t think that “Innocent animals, they cannot protest. Let us kill and eat.” No. You’ll be also punished. Wait for accumulation of your sinful activities, and there will be war, and the America will drop the atom bomb, and Russia will be finished. Both will be finished. Go on now enjoying. It takes time. Just like even if you infect some disease, it takes time. Not that immediately you infect, and immediately the disease is there. No. It takes a week’s time or so. What is called? A quarantine, quarantine…