Empires Are Extended False Ego

On a morning walk in Delhi, Srila Prabhupada referred to various “conquerors” of India who have since disappeared: “In India the Mohammedans came. They ruled over. Where is the Moghul? The Englishmen came. Where they are? Everything gone. Pasyann api na pasyati. This is called vimudhatma. That is going on. The material civilization means ahankara-vimudhatma. By false egotism they are bewildered and rascals.” (March 25, 1976)