All over Calcutta, radical Bengalis were trying to instigate the class struggle between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. It was the perfect time and place to discuss Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Mao Tse-tung.
Shyamasundar: “So Karl Marx made a manifesto called the Communist Manifesto, which lists ten points for social reform. The first one is the abolition of private property — all property becomes public.”
Prabhupada: “The whole tendency of the individual spirit soul is that I want profit from my activity. He may propose all these nice things according to his philosophy, but he cannot change the mind of the people. Therefore all such proposals will be futile. Simply waste of time, that’s all.”