Fashion for few, famine for many is not the standard of civilization

by June 22, 2012

The productive energy of the laborer is misused when he is occupied by industrial enterprises. Industry of various types cannot produce the essential needs of man, namely rice, wheat, grains, milk, fruits and vegetables. The production of machines and machine tools increases the artificial living fashion of a class of vested interests and keeps thousands of men in starvation and unrest. This is not the standard of civilization.

Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.26 purport

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  • P Madhusudhana Rao
    June 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This is very thought provoking statement and It is very true in every context. Capitalists convert the agricultural lands for constructing factories. They offer jobs to the farmers in their factory in addition to some compensation. Since farmers are less educated/unskilled in machines operation, they are offered peon and attendant jobs in the offices/factories. As a matter of fact, when the farmer had land ealrier living independently satisfying his needs happily, he had to now work as attendant increasing his wants/needs. There is no need to construct big.. big factories converting agriculatural lands. It is only suicidal to do such things. When and How our Governments understand this simple fact.

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