PURPORT: The Kazi’s order not to perform sankirtana could stand only as long as there was no CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. Under the leadership of the Supreme Lord, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the chanters, increasing in number, disobeyed the order of the Kazi. Thousands assembled together and formed parties, CHANTING THE HARE KRSNA MAHA-MANTRA and MAKING A TUMULTUOUS SOUND OF PROTEST. Thus the Kazi was very much afraid, as naturally one should be under such circumstances.
In the present day also, PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD MAY JOIN TOGETHER IN THE KRSNA CONSCIOUSNESS MOVEMENT and PROTEST AGAINST THE PRESENT DEGRADED GOVERNMENTS of the world’s godless societies, which are based on all kinds of sinful activities. Srimad-Bhagavatam states that in the Age of Kali, thieves, rogues and fourth-class people who have neither education nor culture capture the seats of governments to exploit the citizens. This is a symptom of Kali-yuga that has already appeared. People cannot feel secure about their lives and property, yet the so-called governments continue, and government ministers get fat salaries, although they are unable to do anything good for society. THE ONLY REMEDY FOR such CONDITIONS IS TO ENHANCE THE SANKIRTANA MOVEMENT UNDER THE BANNER OF KRSNA CONSCIOUSNESS and PROTEST AGAINST THE SINFUL ACTIVITIES OF ALL THE WORLD’S GOVERNMENTS.
The Krsna consciousness movement is not a sentimental religious movement; IT IS A MOVEMENT for the REFORMATION OF ALL THE ANOMALIES OF HUMAN SOCIETY. If people take to it seriously, discharging this duty scientifically, as ordered by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, THE WORLD WILL SEE PEACE AND PROSPERITY instead of being confused and hopeless under useless governments. There are always rogues and thieves in human society, and as soon as a weak government is unable to execute its duties, these rogues and thieves come out to do their business. Thus the entire society becomes a hell unfit for gentlemen to live in. There is an immediate need for a good government–a government by the people, with Krsna consciousness. Unless the masses of people become Krsna conscious, they cannot be good men. The Krsna consciousness movement that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu started by chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra STILL HAS ITS POTENCY. Therefore PEOPLE SHOULD UNDERSTAND IT SERIOUSLY and SCIENTIFICALLY and SPREAD IT ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Caitanya Caritamrta Adi 17.141
The governments of the world are asserting their tyranny by mandating that people stay in their homes and refrain from activities that promote their well-being. Even if you believe the governments’ assertions about this so-called virus, its lethality is still within the parameters of the yearly flu. A rational response by reasonable governments would be to advise people with health conditions to take precautions and self-isolate, if they choose.
As devotees of Krsna, it is our mission to use whatever opportunity presents itself in the service of the Lord. So many people all around the world are taking to the streets, and protesting outside of the palaces of the (mis)leaders. What an opportunity to bask in the shakti of Lord Caitanya and His Kazi pastime!
I call on devotees all over the world to use this beautiful opportunity take the sankirtan mission to the doorsteps of the (mis)leaders and have some rip-roaring kirtans on the steps of Governors’ mansions. Let’s call on Lord Caitanya to manifest in the form of His Holy Name! Sankirtan Yajna Ki Jay!