Published on Feb 5, 2021

According to these transcripts dated 11 November 1941, Hitler said, “One may regret living at a period when it’s impossible to form an idea of the shape the world of the future will assume. But there’s one thing I can predict to eaters of meat: the world of the future will be vegetarian.”

On 12 January 1942, he said, “The only thing of which I shall be incapable is to share the sheiks’ mutton with them. I’m a vegetarian, and they must spare me from their meat.”

In a diary entry dated 26 April 1942, Joseph Goebbels described Hitler as a committed vegetarian, writing,

“An extended chapter of our talk was devoted by the Führer to the vegetarian question. He believes more than ever that meat-eating is harmful to humanity. Of course he knows that during the war we cannot completely upset our food system. After the war, however, he intends to tackle this problem also. Maybe he is right. Certainly the arguments that he adduces in favor of his standpoint are very compelling.”

Just like the other day I was speaking… One Indian girl, she has given birth to a child in America. So because that child is born in America, she becomes naturally American national. So if this fact is to be accepted, that anyone who takes birth on the land of America, he becomes immediately American, and the American government takes charge for his protection, so why this is restricted only for the human child? If this is definition, praja, “one who takes birth,” so the animals also take birth. The trees also take birth. So many other animals, other living entities, they also take birth. So yes, therefore, they are all prajas. Not only… Miserly, you limit your praja conception, national conception, within the human society only, you expand it. Even it is taken nationally, anyone who takes birth in this land, he is national. Either human being or animal or tree or plant. That is the definition of praja. Prakrsta-rupena jayate. Any living entity who has taken birth. Just like in America, there are so many jungles and trees. If outsider like me comes and begins to cut the trees, so will the American government tolerate? Immediately I shall be prosecuted. I can say, “What is the harm? It is a tree. I am cutting.” “No, you cannot cut this tree because they are on the American land.” So this conception should be prayed.

Prabhupada – Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture 1.9.1 Los Angeles, May 15, 1973

Just like here–nationalism. What is this nationalism? Nationalism means to take care of the human beings and send the cows and goats to the slaughterhouse. This is going on, “nationalism.” What do you mean by national? Nation… The definition is any living being born in that land, he is a national. So the cow is not born? The tree is not born in this land? But because they are not Krsna conscious, they cannot be kind to all the dehis. Sarva-dehinam. Dehi means anyone who has got this body. So somebody has got body human being, somebody has got the cow’s body, somebody has a dog’s body, somebody has tree’s body. So the Vaisnava is so kind that suhrdah sarva-dehinam. He is kind not only to the human being: to the cats, dogs, to the trees, to the plants, to the insects. A Vaisnava will hesitate to kill even one mosquito. Sarva-dehinam. Not that “I shall take care of my brother. I am good, and my brother is good.” No. Suhrdah sarva-dehinam. These are the Vaisnava qualifications.

Prabhupada – Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture 3.25.21 Bombay, November 21, 1974


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