Ways of Economy

These quotes are taken from The Light Of The Bhagavata, a book written by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami way back in 1961. It is intriguing to witness today the relevance of those thoughts.

Trade is meant only for transporting surplus produce to places where the produce is scanty. But when traders become too greedy and materialistic they take to large-scale commerce and industry and allure the poor agriculturalist to unsanitary industrial towns with a false hope of earning more money. The industrialist and the capitalist do not want the farmer to remain at home, satisfied with his agricultural produce. When the farmers are satisfied by a luxuriant growth of food grains, the capitalist becomes gloomy at heart. But the real fact is that humanity must depend on agriculture and subsist on agricultural produce.

No one can produce rice and wheat in big iron factories. The industrialist goes to the villagers to purchase the food grains he is unable to produce in his factory. The poor agriculturalist takes advances from the capitalist and sells his produce at a lower price. Hence when food grains are produced abundantly the farmers become financially stronger, and thus the capitalist becomes morose at being unable to exploit them.

Agriculture is the noblest profession. It makes society happy, wealthy, healthy, honest, and spiritually advanced for a better life, even after death.


Leonardo Daniel Henry: Monsanto, DuPont, and Tyson etc. The list goes on forever!

Pancha Tattva Dasa: Yes, Monsanto. The Industrialist has now found a way to exploit the agriculturalist by controlling the seeds. Demons!

Srila Prabhupada

1 September 1896 – 14 November 1977. The founder and the spiritual guide (the acharya) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

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