SB-5.5.1-2–“Don’t Live the Life of a Hog”–Bombay, March 25, 1977
662) Whether I know the difference between hog and human being! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————– Prabhupada: So Mr. Jyesthish(?) Gandhi, ladies and gentlemen, the instruction of Rsabhadeva is very important. Rsabhadeva was the father of Maharaja Bharata, under whose name this planet is called Bharatavarsa. So before retirement, Rsabhadeva instructed His one hundred sons about the aim of life. So this is Vedic civilization. So He says, “My dear boys, don’t spoil your life by living like hogs.” This very word has been used. Nayam deho deha-bhajam nr-loke kastan kaman arhate vid-bhujam ye [SB 5.5.1]. Vid-bhujam. Vid-bhujam means there are hogs who are very much enthusiastic to eat stool. So why this particular animal has been named? Because we can find especially in Indian villages, the hogs, day and night, they are working very hard to find out where there is stool. And as soon as he eats stool, the hog very easily become fatty and strong. Therefore a class of men, they like to eat the flesh of hog because it becomes easily fatty. And the hog’s business is, as soon as he gets little strength, then next business is sex, without any discrimination. The hog has no discrimination who is sister, who is mother, who is daughter. So therefore this particular animal has been named, and Rsabhadeva warns His sons that “Don’t live the life of hogs. Live like human being.” ————————