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The Good, the Bad, and the Incarcerated

If you've ever found yourself thinking, “I’m a nice person. Why do bad things happen to me?”

Or, “Why can’t we live in peace and happiness here and just be nice to each other?”

Or, “Why does there have to be so much violence, unrest, frustration, exploitation, loneliness, and suffering in the world?”

In a perfect world, these issues would be puzzling. But in a place where everybody is a criminal, what can you expect?

Here, Prabhupada explains this seldom-addressed truth very matter-of-factly; ninety percent (or more) of all souls are "good," but this world exists for the same reason prisons do: all smart governments make special arrangements for the small percentage of the population who refuse to “enjoy responsibly.”

This video excerpt is from "The Complete Prabhupada DVD Library" available at