The following is the text of an interesting email I received from a Vedic monk.
The practitioners of natural medicine in America were all basically outlawed or overcome by Rockefeller who was the founder of Big Pharma
REGARDING THE ETHICS OF USING ANIMAL LIFE TO SAVE HUMAN LIFE:
Prabhupada: There are two sides. There are two kinds of people are going. The same man, he is giving charity for feeding poor man or giving relief to the distressed man, but at the same time he’s encouraging animal-killing. So what is the ethics? What is the ethical law in these two contradictory activities? One side… Just like our Vivekananda. He is advocating daridra-narayana seva, “Feed the poor,” but feed the poor with mother Kali’s prasada, where poor goats are killed. Just like, another, one side feeding the poor, another side killing the poor goat. So what is the ethic? What is the ethical law in this connection? Just like people open hospitals, and the doctor prescribes, “Give this man,” what it is called,” (Hindi), ox blood, or chicken juice.” So what is this ethic? And they’re supporting that “Here is chicken juice.” Just because animal has no soul, so they can be killed. This is another theory. So why the animal has no soul? So imperfect knowledge. So on the basis of imperfect knowledge this ethic or this humanitarian, what is the value? We do not give any value to all this understanding. Where is the ethics? If you protect the human life by giving him something by killing—there are so many medicines, but the killing is very prominent—then next point should be that if you say that the human life is important, so nonimportant animal-killing can be supported to save the important. Then the question will be, “Why it is important? Why consider the human life is important and the animal life is not important?” These are the questions of ethical law. Where are these discussions on the ethical laws? (Discussions with Syamasundara dasa on Kierkegaard)
DOCTORS ARE MERCENARIES
Svarupa Damodara: Some doctors think that they are doing humanitarian work.
Prabhupada: Yes, so long he will pay. That’s all. “Hospital.” In your country especially. “Hospital” means “to receive.” But there also you pay, then it is hospital. Otherwise “Get out.” It is no longer hospital.
Svarupa Damodara: I find doctors are most rascals here. They are greatest demons.
Prabhupada: Why not the scientists?
Svarupa Damodara: I think scientists are better than doctors.
Prabhupada: Better rascals. (laughter) Scientists are better rascals. (laughing)
Karandhara: Well, doctors are simply out for money.
Svarupa Damodara: Oh, it is terrible. They don’t think about anything else. They just think about money.
Prabhupada: They have been taught like that.
Svarupa Damodara: If the patient doesn’t bring money, he won’t give injection.
Prabhupada: So the lawyers and everyone. Especially in your country, this country, because they require money, so they must have money some way or other. That is the prime principle. They require money. That’s all.
Karandhara: They charge outrageous fees, $60 an hour, $70 an hour, $5,000 for a little operation. Some doctors, they simply try to make operations so they can get rich. Whenever you come to see them, they say, “You need an operation.”
Locana: And they keep their telephone numbers secret so that on Sunday their patients may not disturb their sense gratification with their medical difficulties.
Svarupa Damodara: It is a very big business here, Srila Prabhupada, medical profession. They have this American Medical Association. They control the whole business. Even government cannot interfere. So they choose students, and they keep the supply so low that the demand is always high. That is why the price always increases. It’s terrible.
Karandhara: To stay in a hospital now costs about $150 a day.
Prabhupada: That is a sort of punishment of sinful activities. When you fall sick, it is due to sinful activity. So you are punished.
Karandhara: It’s a very high price.
Rupanuga: Pay fine.
Prabhupada: Yes. The more dangerous is the disease, you have to pay more. [break]
Karandhara: …very mercenary, hospitals…
Prabhupada: Everywhere mercenary. Lawyers…
Karandhara: The hospital across the street from our temple, if you go there with an emergency, they say, “First give us money. No money, go away.” No matter how serious the injury. “First give us money.”
Svarupa Damodara: They have no human quality, these doctors.
Karandhara: We have brought devotees there sometimes with serious wounds or injuries, and they just say, “First you give us money or else go away. We don’t care.” (Morning Walk, December 17, 1973, Los Angeles)
This is an important point because all the doctors in ISKCON are compromised by Big Pharma. They’ll lose their jobs if they speak out.
A doctor can convince himself that if he simply follows protocols, then he is justified in injecting people with Covid 19 vaccinations, or classifying a death as death by Covid.
Murari Gupta was an independent physician:
Srila Murari Gupta never accepted charity from friends, nor did he accept money from anyone. He practiced as a physician and maintained his family with his earnings. (CC Adi-lila 10.50
As Murari Gupta treated his patients, by his mercy both their bodily and spiritual diseases subsided. (CC Adi-lila, 10.51)
Our doctors in ISKCON cannot cure people like Murari Gupta was able to do. They are simply drug pushers for Big Pharma.
MORE HOSPITALS ARE AN INDICATION THAT ILLNESS IS INCREASING, NOT DECREASING
Yogesvara: You see, it’s a question of perspective. In a suffering position you may say that some slight remedy is good, but you’ve not alleviated the suffering, the suffering is still going on. I remember one time Srila Prabhupada, you gave this example, it was very wonderful. You were saying the United States, they’re very proud, “We have so many hospitals with very nice equipment, very, very modern hospitals.” But factually that’s not advancement, that’s suffering. It’s an indication that there is suffering going on. So depending on your perspective…
Prabhupada: Now they’re saying we have increased so many beds, that means suffering has increased. They are thinking that they have done so good in this so many hospitals, and so many beds have been increased but that means suffering has increased. Otherwise why is the necessity of the beds and the hospitals? (Room Conversation, June 5, 1974 Geneva)
Prabhupada: They are very much proud, “We have opened fifty hospitals.” That means fifty thousand people have become sick. “We have increased so many beds.” That means so many people have more increased their disease (Morning walk, July 9, 1974, Los Angeles)
They do not see to this, that in spite of our so much advancement of civilization, hospitals and other relief measures, why still people are suffering? You are increasing hospital or beds of hospital. You are very much proud that “We have opened hospitals.” That… What does it mean? That means people have become diseased. You have opened hospitals, you are very much proud, but what is the other side? Other side: that people have increased their diseased condition. That they do not see. They are simply proud of increasing hospital. Why there should be hospital? Why not stop disease? That is scientific advancement. Stop disease, and there will be no need of opening hospital. (SB 7.9.19, Mayapur February 26, 1976)
If you want money for Krishna, they’ll not give money. They will… More hospitals. More hospitals. The report is “This year, we have increased so many hospital beds.” That means that is advancement. So what is this advancement? People have become sick. You just stop people becoming sick, there should be no disease. That is advancement. No. Their advancement of civilization means you open more hospitals and more beds. That is advancement. (SB 1.2.9, Vrindavana, October 20 1972)
STANDARD MEDICINE IS GIVEN BY DHANVANTARI – FIND OUT
Prabhupada: No. No, no. There is no need of so-called material science—how to kill children in the womb. These things will be kicked out. Nonsense.
Ramesvara: Do you think that they will adopt Indian medicine over Western medicine, things like that? Because there has to be some varnasrama.
Prabhupada: No, medicine, if it is actually medicine, it will be accepted. It doesn’t matter whether it is Indian or Western. If it is medicine it will be accepted.
Ramesvara: So that kind of research is in the mode of goodness.
Prabhupada: That is already there. We have to make little research. It, already there. There are books, Ayurvedic books. They are very nice. Everything can be done. Dhanvantari. It is given by Dhanvantari avatara, incarnation of Krishna.
Ramesvara: You have written in the First Canto that we welcome scientists, doctors…
Prabhupada: Yes, if it is beneficial.
Ramesvara: We welcome all these people if they dovetail their work for Krishna.
Ramesvara: So it’s not that these…
Prabhupada: We do not approve anything which is not actually beneficial. Otherwise it doesn’t matter, homeopathic or allopathic. But there is standard medicine given by Dhanvantari. (Room Conversation, January 21, 1977, Bhuvanesvara)
This is one of those statements than can be easily taken out of context; Prabhupada is saying Indian or Western medicine is doesn’t matter ‘if it is medicine it will be accepted’.
The problem is that people confuse medicine with ‘Big Pharma’. Western medicine can mean natural forms of healing and herbs that are not strictly ayur-vedic, but achieve the same purpose.
There are also other forms of western medicine that are effective without being dangerous (Hydroxychloroquine),
Prabhupada’s stipulation is that ‘we do approve anything which is not beneficial’. Big Pharma keeps people sick because there is no money to be made when people are in good health (see Ty Bollinger, The Truth About Cancer). According to Prabhupada’s qualification, the vaccines can easily be shown to be both unnecessary and unbeneficial.