the battle facing old men

... in an odd coincidence, or maybe synchronicity,
when I went to youtube to see what was on, I saw
some prominently featured videos concerning the
fact that Srila Prabupada was poisoned just before
his death

... then today, in my reading of the Srimad
Bhagavatam, Prabupada explains a passage
concerning this.

... Prabupada explains:

Not only in the present age but from time
immemorial, no one has liked an old man who is
unable to earn in the family_ Even in the modern
age, in some communities or states, the old men
are given poison so that they will die as soon as
possible. In some cannibalistic communities, the old
grandfather is sportingly killed, and a feast is
held in which his body is eaten. The example is
given that a farmer does not like an old bull who
has ceased to work. Similarly, when an attached
person in family life becomes old and is unable
to earn, he is no longer liked by his wife, sons,
daughters and other kinsmen, and he is consequently
neglected, what to speak of not being given respect.
It is judicious, therefore, to give up family attachment
before one attains old age and take shelter of the
Supreme Personality of Godhead. One should employ
himself in His service so that the Supreme Lord
can take charge of him and he will not
be neglected by his so-called kinsmen.

... earth, is a terrible place, and we are lucky there
is a God

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