Srila Prabhupada, talk on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.32, May 31, 1976, Honolulu:
What is called? A quarantine, quarantine.
How you can violate the nature’s law? It is not possible. Nature’s law is so strict, a little deviation will put you into suffering. This is going on. That is Yamaraja. And if you violate more and more and more, then you suffer more and more and more. This is the law. You cannot escape. That is the general law everywhere, all over the world: life for life. So, in God’s law there is no such thing that if you kill a human being you’ll be killed, and if you kill an animal you’ll not be killed. That is imperfect law, man-made law.
You are maintaining so many slaughterhouses, and when it will be mature, there will be war, wholesale murder. Finished. One atom bomb–finished. You’ll have to suffer. Don’t think that “Innocent animals, they cannot protest. Let us kill and eat.” No. You’ll be also punished. Wait for accumulation of your sinful activities . . .
Why do you think there is no punishment and there is no God? This is utopian. Don’t think like that. There is God, there is His government, there are His agents, there are witnesses. Otherwise, why there are different varieties of life? Eight million four hundred thousand species of life. Everyone is a living being. The trees are living beings, the fishes are living beings, the ants are living beings, the mosquitoes are living beings, the human beings are living beings, the demigods are living beings, the cats, dogs–all are living beings.
So we should be very careful. This human form of life is a chance to make your choice, whether you are to go on being punished like this in different forms of life or whether you shall go back to home, back to Godhead. Here is
the chance. . . .
You can imagine that “There is no God, there is no Yamaraja, there is no punishment. Let me do.” That is your fancy. But it is not the fact. The fact is, if we commit some sin we must suffer for it, and there is nobody in the world who can check it.