|Note: If you are in denial about the present situation, please do not read this article. I am in the healing phase of a special biological program and feel harm when I unnecessarily disturb people’s minds. This article is not intended for devotees who believe the narrative being promoted by the mainstream media and world governments. It is intended for devotees who want to be empowered to install varnashrama on the ashes of the collapsing materialistic civilization|
|Very soon most of us will encounter a situation in which what we consider to be necessities will be unavailable. I’m not going to waste space and energy to substantiate this claim because at this point it is obvious that a collapse is occurring. Anyone who is not under the hypnosis of the mainstream narrative understands that the demise of the materialistic civilization predicted by Srila Prabhupada is almost here. The intention of this paper is to explore ways to get the people living around us, wherever we may be, to help Srila Prabhupada spread Krsna consciousness. This paper is intended to fuel thought in devotees for when they are in a situation in which gasoline and groceries have likely become a thing of the past.|
An author is someone who writes a story. An author(ity) is someone who derives power from that story. As followers of Srila Prabhupada, we have been given the most wonderful story to write (the implementation of varnashrama) and we will be writing it in a very favorable environment. Let’s seize that power and become empowered!Of the four kinds of pious people who surrender to Krsna, we can expect to encounter a saturated population in the “distressed” category. When people realize that their kids’ soccer is cancelled permanently, that they are going to have to get by on the food already in their pantry (or produce some), that there are no more pharma meds or doctor visits, and that money is just paper (or an entry on a computer), it will probably be enough of a shock to make them physically ill. Because we’ve just experienced the modern-day equivalent of a siege (constant log-grade fear), when reality hits, many people will suffer the diseases that always follow war/sieges: typhoid, cholera and smallpox. (After starting writing this article, suddenly there are supposedly cases of “monkeypox” popping up all over NATO countries. Monkeypox symptoms are identical to smallpox, interestingly and the disease is diagnosed using the PCR test.)
One of the first ways we can establish authority is to mobilize our neighbors to care for one another until the disease phase passes. This could be done by going door to door, connecting with the individual neighbors and asking what they need and what they can do/have to offer for others. The idea should be that the devotees should assert that we all have a degree of responsibility for the health and safety of those around us. We shouldn’t over burden ourselves with physically caring for others, but we should try to encourage everyone to do what they can to mitigate the situation.
Most people believe the germ theory (refuted by Srila Prabhupada) that is promoted by the demons who run the health care (sic) industry, but devotees don’t have to be burdened by the faulty germ theory and can avoid becoming ill by understanding the cause of the illness. Or, if they do trigger a special biological program such as monkeypox/smallpox, they will understand the course of the disease, and will be able to get through it, becoming stronger from the experience. Even the most common form of smallpox is only 40% fatal, if the patient is given support. If we understand the cause and course of dis-ease, we will be able to help others without fear. (I could write a book (and may do) on this subject from my realizations springing from my decision to let my breast tumor run a normal course without intervention from the medical industry.)
Security is one of the four basic necessities of an embodied soul and as this collapse progresses, people’s normal sense of security will be challenged. As devotees, we know that some people have the mental and physical predisposition to protect others from harm. Ksatriya means literally to protect from harm, so one way we can establish authority is to recognize and empower the ksatirya-inclined karmis in our immediate neighborhood. I’ve already identified the ksatriya-inclined people in my immediate neighborhood and when the collapse brings ordinary life to a standstill, I intend to work with them to establish and maintain a safe perimeter for our neighborhood. The ksatriya group can devise security protocols such as loud bells to let others in the neighborhood know if there is an active security issue.
Ownership of property will be an issue that will arise when many people succumb to the illnesses that have been devised by the demons. While there will likely not be a lack of resources, as devotees, we should assert that all property belongs to God. If there is abandoned property, the devotees can work with the community to figure out a civilized way to distribute the abandoned property without giving away the rights of the valid heirs. Establishing a common law system of justice that promotes fair settlement to disputes is another way to establish authority.
Food will quickly become an important issue with most people as the collapse accelerates. Additionally, because it is not guaranteed that people in your area will have electricity or natural gas, cooking will potentially become problematic. Devotees can establish authority by organizing food security, production and food preparation. Later in this article, I’ll explore the need to be flexible with any plans, but it is important to establish authority in the food department. In our valley, we’ve identified the natural vaisyas and discussed the necessity to diversify their efforts. In our area, the most financially rewarding crops are hay and (I’ll just leave the other for your imagination). However, our climate and valley are very favorable for grains, root crops, squash and fruit (plums, pears, apples etc.). Only one farmer, in the next valley, grows grains and has a combine. The grain farmer has expressed willingness, in an emergency, to bring his combine to our valley, but it might not be possible due to fuel issues etc. Devotees can organize meetings with vaisyas to develop strategies for food production, storage, distribution etc.
Economics really is just the study of how people prioritize their activities/karma. We’ve all been conditioned by the economic assertions of the demons. We now have a chance to change that. This is a subject for a book that has already been written, Spiritual Economics, by Dhanesvara Prabhu. I suggest that any devotee who is interested in promoting varnashrama read this book. If we want a strong varnashrama civilization, it must be built on a strong foundation with clearly defined priorities. Authority can be established by presenting an entirely new perspective on priorities through economic systems and alternative currencies.
Most devotees are not prepared for what we are about to face. It is a result of the leadership not following Srila Prabhupada’s order to develop simple living, high thinking lifestyle farms and individual devotees’ desire to live what is perceived as a convenient lifestyle. If anyone reading this is living in a city or the suburbs, he/she should study his options and make flexible plans to be able to be in the strongest position possible to be able to help push on Lord Caitanya’s mission. Obviously if a devotee is lacking the basic necessities, and not prepared for what is about to happen, he will have a hard time convincing the karmis that he is an authority. So having an adequate supply of food for oneself and one’s family should be a primary preparation. In many situations, just having enough food to get through the following growing season and having seeds to produce food will be adequate preparation. However there are some important considerations to make when deciding whether to shelter in place and make your current neighborhood your preaching field, or whether to seek refuge in a more appropriate venue.
We can’t function without access to clean water. If you are living in a situation which is dependent of government supplied water, a very important preparation is to explore alternative sources of water. When I lived in Hawaii, we didn’t have a well (the water table is too deep), but it rains there, on average, 160 inches/year. We had a catchment tank that caught water coming off the roof. It was a big swimming pool, capable of holding thousands of gallons of water. However, we seldom used it because we had a secondary catchment, on the deck of the second story of the house, a livestock watering trough, that held up to 100 gallons. It rained so much that we didn’t even use the water pump for our water system, we just used the gravity flow from the second story.Where we’re living now (western Washington State), if you dig a 3-4′ hole for a fence post, most of the year, you’ve dug a well. Each situation is unique and it is important, for anyone wanting to be as prepared as possible, to really think about where water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and producing food is going to from if the government water system fails. Even if you have a well on your property, you should have a variety of ways to pump the water, should electricity not be available. On our property, with its 6’ well, we have a hand cistern pump, a 12 volt water pump and the regular electric pump. In a pinch we could put a foot valve on a wide PVC pipe and lower it into the well with a rope, like a village well, but narrower. If the static level of water in your well is too deep, getting water could be a challenge if you’re not prepared.
Water should be the first consideration, but there are other considerations, too. Fear is contagious, but benevolent behavior is also catching. Studies have shown that in catastrophic situations, people can either rise to higher moral standards or fall into decrepit behavior. If your neighborhood has a high percentage of people with low moral standards, it would make sense to relocate before the catastrophe hits. We have some meth druggies in our neighborhood. I’ve made it a point to get to know most of them (have even had them chanting Hare Krsna!) and don’t expect them to be a problem, especially when their drugs become unavailable. However, someone living in a high-density, low-income area might want to make immediate plans to relocate to a safer place.
Benefitting from Others’ Knowledge
We started learning how to produce our necessities about 15 years ago and made numerous mistakes that could have been devastating had we not had back up with the facilities available from the materialistic civilization. People who have to make the transition to a simple living, high thinking lifestyle without having the benefit of experience are likely to make serious mistakes in growing, harvesting and preserving food. Additionally caring for cows involves much more than anyone can learn from a book. Many devotees, if they are lacking in experience and/or common sense, would benefit from immediately finding a situation in which they can learn from people who are experienced in self-reliant skills.
Ideas for becoming a comfortable refugee
If you know someone who lives on a farm and has the knowledge and skills to be self-reliant, now is a good time to contact that person to see if you can make arrangements to take refuge on his/her farm as the materialistic situation deteriorates. I know that on our farm, if we were to be contacted by devotees who are aware of the seriousness of the present situation, we’d discuss options. Some devotees might want to store non-perishable food and other necessities on their designated refuge place. Other devotees might be able to purchase RVs or other shelters to ensure that they have comfort and privacy as chaos ensues in the materialistic civilization. We are looking at a mass die-off event and as it progresses, survivors will likely have their choice of real estate. Resources are likely to be a non-issue at some point as the numbers of dead exceed the ability of the heirs to disperse their inheritances.This article may seem alarming or excessively pessimistic to many devotees, but I assure you that it is based on Srila Prabhupada’s warnings to us. Mother Earth can no longer bear the burden of so many lies, so many thieves and so much insanity. Reality is about to hit the fantasy that the demons have been promoting through their absurd narrative.Anyone with questions or who wants to explore this matter further should contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org 360-496-0058 (landline—no texts!)About | New Nandagram Cow Protection (wordpress.com)
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