Raksasa are called man-eaters, more than tigers. They, for their self-satisfaction, they can eat, I mean to say, even, even their own sons. You see? They are called raksasas. No shame. “My sense gratification should be satisfied. Never mind. You go to hell.” So this is the age. So we, we create a machine that everyone comes and becomes smashed in that machine, and my sense satisfaction is there. Although I’ll never be happy by that sense satisfaction. This is going on. You can know this world is now managed by the raksasas. Raksasa. They don’t mind what is happening. They are prepared to sacrifice everything for fulfilling their whimsical nonsense. They are called raksasa. Raksasim asurim caiva prakrtim mohinim sritah. Why they are? Now, they are very much enamored by this material beauty. Not beauty. The material civilization. [Srila Prabhupada from a Bhagavad-gita Lecture 9.11-14, New York, November 27, 1966]
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TRANSLATION: Government men are always like carnivorous demons called Raksasas [man-eaters]. Sometimes these government men turn against the conditioned soul and take away all his accumulated wealth. Being bereft of his life’s reserved wealth, the conditioned soul loses all enthusiasm. Indeed, it is as though he loses his life.
PURPORT: The word raja-kula-raksasa is very significant. Srimad-Bhagavatam was compiled about five thousand years ago, yet government men are referred to as Raksasas, or carnivorous demons. If government men are opposed to a person, that person will be bereft of all his riches, which he has accumulated with great care over a long period of time. Actually no one wants to pay income taxes–even government men themselves try to avoid these taxes–but at unfavorable times income taxes are exacted forcibly, and the taxpayers become very morose.
[Srila Prabhupada from Srimad Bhagavatam 5.14.16]
Prabhupada: This is also arrangement by Krsna. Vinasaya ca duskrtam. “I will arrange soldiers. Russia will arrange for military power, America will arrange for military power, and they’ll be engaged in fighting so that the overburdened earth will be released from these, all these demons. And it will pave the way for Krsna consciousness.” And so long they’re alive, they’ll protest against Krsna consciousness: “This is brainwash.” So Krsna will arrange war between them. Then they’ll be finished, and it will be easy for us to make progress. So paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam.
Satsvarupa: Why will that be favorable for us? You said that will be…
Prabhupada: Paritranaya sadhunam, that we are meeting so many obstacles for these rascal demons, and when they will be killed, then our path will be easier. And they will also understand that “This demonic way of life is not good. Let us take to Krsna.” (break) …that unnecessarily they fight occasionally between themselves. There is no question of fight. There is a Malthus’s theory in economics that when the population is increased, there is… (end)
[S.P. Morning Walk, January 28, 1977, Bhubaneshwar]