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"It is not at all difficult to see Kṛṣṇa every moment, in every step, if we study what Kṛṣṇa says."
"A person in Kṛṣṇa consciousness has no fear because by his activities he is sure to go back to the spiritual sky, back home, back to Godhead."
"Still, he is thinking, 'I am obliged to this washerman. Because he is supplying me grass, therefore I must have three tons of cloth on my back.'"
"If you become implicated in sinful life, how you can be happy? There must be nature's punishment."
"Śrī Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura says that when one satisfies the spiritual master, he satisfies the Supreme Lord."
"If you go there, you should accept whatever he says. If you are in doubt, then don't go there. That is the position. It is freedom."
"Everything must be executed under the guidance of a guru, not whimsically, 'Oh, I have got my own idea. I have got my own God. I can do whatever I like.'"
"Although I had immense opportunities to indulge in the four principles of sinful life because I was connected with a very aristocratic family..."
"Krishna is the Supreme Father, and all living entities in all different forms are His sons. He is maintaining everyone."
"The representative spiritual master never gives any false knowledge to his disciple, but only perfect knowledge. Thus he is the representative of Kṛṣṇa."
"That is the business of spiritual master. He gives the right information; therefore he is respected so much, because he does not cheat."
"So far your questions are concerned. Nityananda is the principle of the Guru. So, the Gurudeva is the incarnation of Nityananda."
"In all the ancient scriptures of devotional service and in the more recent songs of Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura and..."
"We must therefore conquer the enemies of Kṛṣṇa consciousness with the strength received from Balarāma."
"No one can attain spiritual perfection by physical strength. One must have the spiritual strength which is infused by Balarāma, or Saṅkarṣaṇa."
"We are living in Vaikuṇṭha in this temple. Anyone can practically see how they came from hellish life; now they are living in Vaikuṇṭha."
"Yes. I want to see the youngsters in your country to be happy. Everyone wants that, but not only in your country, I want to see everywhere."
"When one is chanting or speaking of Krishna or working for Krishna then so many living entities hear him or help him in some way and thus find benefit..."
"The Lord is the master of all time and all space, and therefore the Lord’s holy name must be heard, glorified and remembered everywhere in the world."
"The servants of God come to propagate God consciousness, and intelligent people should cooperate with them in every respect."
"In the Bhagavad-gītā (2.40) Lord Kṛṣṇa states that God-centered activities are so valuable that just a few of them can save a person from the greatest danger."
"Any good soul who approaches me once for spiritual enlightenment is supposed to be depending on my responsibility to get him back to Krishna..."
"Anyone who has once come to me has become my beloved son; temporarily one may display some Mayic affliction, but that can not prolong."
"As far as the Lord Himself is concerned, if the devotee chooses to leave, the Lord brings him back again, dragging him by the hair."
"They abandon affection for all these material possessions and are always happy in possessing the shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord."
"When the mind is completely free from material desire, the devotee can think of the Lord constantly."
"Without worshiping the lotus feet of a great devotee, one cannot be freed from māyā's influence."
"Living the conditional life is just like plying a boat in the middle of the ocean. One is completely at the mercy of the ocean..."
"Such pure devotees, who can increase the pleasure potency of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, are certainly most dear to Him."
"Even the most learned or experienced person cannot understand the movements of a Vaiṣṇava, a pure devotee."
"If one is serious about escaping māyā's influence and returning home, back to Godhead, one must associate with a sādhu (devotee)."
"Devotional service is such a powerful transcendental method that it surpasses all other methods of transcendental realization."
"Devotional service is so pure and perfect that once having begun, one is forcibly dragged to ultimate success."
"He should be satisfied with his natural income, eat only as much as he needs to keep his health, live in a secluded place and always remain peaceful."
"A devotee never takes the part of a particular party; therefore he is carefree. He is never pained because he is free from all designations."
"It is by the grace of the Lord that he is so practiced that he is not disturbed by any outward disturbance."
"We are so fortunate to be in this human form of life, and to have the opportunity and the capacity to serve Krishna..."
"You find out what is your occupation, what you can very nicely and easily perform, and do it for Kṛṣṇa. That's all."
"We should be very much careful. Our Kṛṣṇa consciousness cannot be diverted. Then you are gone to hell."
"Although I am practically on the path of death, still I cannot forget about my publications."
"Along with the restaurants there can be 'Bhaktivedanta Reading Room' where all my books can be kept and people can come and sit comfortably and read."
"So similarly, even if we present our Back to Godhead or any other literature in broken languages, it does not matter..."
"Our literatures are unique in the world and we want to introduce our philosophy in learned circles..."
"If the students purchase these cheaper, smaller books, they will get a permanent impression of Krishna Consciousness."
"I am very, very pleased with your program to infiltrate the schools and colleges, especially by introducing our books and classes in Krishna Yoga."
"Actually the Krishna Consciousness is already there, but it is now covered up so we must wipe away the dirt of maya from our consciousness..."
"In this age it is very difficult to follow thoroughly the regulative principles and studies of the Vedas which were formerly recommended."
"In the material forest, the conditioned soul sometimes contemplates great castles and skyscrapers, and he wastes his energy for such things..."
"So you should not be disturbed by the sea waves. Just try to cross over the sea. Go to the other side. That is your business."
Love Not Fear Conversation with Dr. Ware of the Mensa Society (August 13):
"The teacher should be offered the due respect. That is not fear. That is not out of fear; it's out of love."
"The whole world is blazing, and just like in the blazing fire of the forest, the animals are going here and there, and some of them are dying..."
"My dear Arjuna, you can declare it to the public that My devotees are never vanquished."
"So even if you think that Kṛṣṇa is far, far, His name is there. You chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa becomes immediately available."
"So to become Kṛṣṇa conscious means there will be so many enemies. Even father, what to speak of others? They will criticize, they will attack."
"We have to understand that fighting spirit is there in everyone. You cannot check it; you cannot stop it. We do not say stop,"
"God never says that 'I am God, Kṛṣṇa. I am your friend. You sit down idly and I shall do everything.' He never said that."
"They say, 'There is no God. God is dead. I am God. You are God.' We are fighting against these principles."
"All problems. Whatever problems you have got. Social, political, religious, cultural, everything."
"If you accept, there is no difficulty. They are accepting. There is no difficulty. They have also belonged to Western country. They are happy."
"Just like the sun is there always. It may come before your vision or not—the sun is there. But if you are fortunate, you come before the sun."
"Journalist: What do you mean by being pure? Does it mean that you have seen Kṛṣṇa?"
"There is only one guru, who appears in an infinity of forms to teach you, me and all others."
"You have to obey some person, and I have to obey some person. So you are obeying Lenin, and I am obeying Kṛṣṇa."
"Pure devotion means it should be without any motive and it cannot be checked. It cannot be checked."
"Try to understand with reference to the śāstras, with reference to the authority. Then it will be all right. Otherwise, it will be misleading."
"Everything, information, is there, and still you say, 'Can you show me God?' 'Who is God?' 'There is no God,' 'God is dead.' Why do you talk like that?"
"If Kṛṣṇa says, if God says, 'I am like this,' why you are manufacturing ways and means to understand God, uselessly wasting time?"
"So here is the form of the Lord. Here is the name of the Lord. Here is the activities of the Lord. This is clear conception."
"You do not know what is the name of God. Here is the name: Kṛṣṇa. You do not know what is the address of God.' We say, 'Here is: Vaikuṇṭha, Goloka.'"
"Unfortunately the living entity is so greatly attached to material enjoyment that he does not take the instructions of Kṛṣṇa or His representative very seriously."
"We think, 'We are quite all right. Why should we surrender unto Kṛṣṇa and go back to His kingdom?' This is called illusion, or māyā."
"Just see. It is practical. If you don't become servant of Kṛṣṇa, then you have to become servant of the dog. This is nature's way."
"Now, it is up to you to decide whether you are going to get a body which will be able to dance with Kṛṣṇa, to talk with Kṛṣṇa, to play with Kṛṣṇa. You can get it."
"Ultimately, stop of all sufferings. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Ānandamayo 'bhyāsāt. Simply ānanda. Dancing with Kṛṣṇa, rāsa dance."
"Enjoy with Kṛṣṇa, that is your real enjoyment. But without Kṛṣṇa, when you want to enjoy, that is māyā. That is māyā."
"The modern civilization is so corrupt and as sinful activities are more and more committed, the people will be forced to face more troubles, by nature's order."
"Modern civilization is implicated in ugra-karma—vast machinery, everything complicated: the government complicated, the society complicated..."
"So we are becoming deviated from God. The more we are advancing in so-called material civilization, we are more becoming far away from God."
"So produce your own food and produce your own cloth. Don't waste time for luxury, and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. This is success of life."
"We should be satisfied just to maintain the body and soul together, and balance time we should save for enhancing our Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"For plain living we must have sufficient land for raising crops and pasturing grounds for the cows."
"Lord Kṛṣṇa as Govinda is more inclined to the brāhmaṇas and the cows, indicating thereby that human prosperity depends more on these two items..."
"Foolish people do not know how one earns happiness by making the cows and bulls happy, but it is a fact by the law of nature."
"When the bull and the cow are in a joyful mood, it is to be understood that the people of the world are also in a joyful mood."
"This means that pure devotional service is even transcendentally stronger than Kṛṣṇa Himself, because it is Kṛṣṇa's internal potency."
"Any kind of happiness derived from religiousness, economic development, liberation or sense gratification cannot even dare to enter into the heart..."
"The spiritual master, by his words, can penetrate into the heart of the suffering person and inject knowledge transcendental, which alone can extinguish..."
"I remember the Lord standing by the banks of the Yamunā River, so beautiful amidst the kadamba trees, where many birds are chirping in the gardens."
"In Vrindavan you see now, every temple, as soon as there is four o'clock, the ding-dong bell immediately begins."
"To go to some holy place of pilgrimage does not mean only to take a bath in the Ganges or Yamunā or to visit the temples situated in those places."
"Because you carry the Personality of Godhead within your heart, you turn all places into places of pilgrimage."
"In our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement we therefore invite all the elderly persons of the world to come to Vṛndāvana and stay there in retired life..."
"Although I am presently living in America, my residence is in Vṛndāvana because I am always thinking of Kṛṣṇa."
"It is better that you give Vrindavan to others. If I did not leave Vrindavan, you would not know Vrindavan."
"If it is not possible, however, to be physically present at Vṛndāvana, one can meditate anywhere upon living in that situation."
"It is our hope that many devotees will contribute to this web page since it is beyond the ability of any one individual."
"The process of hearing from a pure devotee is recommended in all Vedic scriptures, especially by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu."
"One has to become very humble. Christ also says, 'The kingdom of God is for the humble and the meek.'"
Don't Be Afraid Krishna will appear as Nrsimhadeva and protect us (July 27):
"Don't be afraid if somebody tortures us, somebody teases us. We must go on with Kṛṣṇa consciousness without any hesitation..."
"All strict followers of the Vedic religion stand up in the water throughout the whole period of the eclipse and chant the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra."
"A guru's business is to deliver the same message as Kṛṣṇa said. Then he's dīna-vatsala. Otherwise, if he says something else, he's a cheater."
"So Vaiṣṇava is always sorry for the rascals in the world. Otherwise he has nothing to be unhappy. He can sit down anywhere; he can sleep anywhere..."
"You have to spend or waste gallons of blood before you can convert a person to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. It is so difficult task."
"You just remain fixed up in devotional service, and all impediments that may come will be vanquished by the unlimited potency of the Lord."
"A kṛṣṇa-bhakta knows that his friend and protector in all respects is Kṛṣṇa, who is able to do anything for His devotee."
"We are always fearful. And why we are fearful? Because we have taken it that there is no God. There is no God; therefore we are fearful."
"The Lord's beauty is compared to rainfall because when the rain falls in the rainy season, it becomes more and more pleasing to the people."
"You mentioned that your pathway has become filled with stumbling blocks, but there are no stumbling blocks, I can kick out all those stumbling blocks..."
"The more you make advancement in Krishna Consciousness you will see Krishna everywhere."
"How does that work, that if somebody has the association of a pure devotee for only a lava, one-eleventh of a second, that he attains all perfection?"
This is Life Hare Kṛṣṇa dancing, not ballroom dancing (July 23):
"They enjoy very much, dance like anything, when the Ratha-yātrā goes. They say, 'It is life.' They are dancing. 'This is life.'"
"It is possible to become immortal, to have eternal blissful life of knowledge. That is called immortality."
"Kṛṣṇa's service is so nice that he has no other idea what is happiness except Kṛṣṇa's service. So why shall he desire this or that?"
"My Guru Mahārāja is Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa-dūta. I am simply trying to carry his order. That's all. I am not Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa-dūta."
"God does not interfere with your little independence. If you want to act according to the order of God, then God will help you."
"With love, with respect, with designated duties, if you be engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then your life will be successful."
"A sincere devotee who follows the instructions of the spiritual master certainly gets direct instructions from his heart from the Supersoul."
"I have narrated several times the story of a brāhmaṇa in South India. He was illiterate, and he was reading Bhagavad-gītā."
"An advertisement for one of Abhay Charan De's pharmaceutical products appearing in Back to Godhead, June 20, 1956."
"If one is situated in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, in the greatest calamity of this world, he'll not be disturbed. This is the greatest profit."
"Kavirāja Gosvāmī here stresses kṛpā-siddha, perfection by the mercy of superior authorities."
"If a student tries to satisfy his immediate Acarya or the Spiritual Master, that is the only qualification for advancing in Krsna consciousness."
"If the spiritual master is pleased, then Kṛṣṇa is pleased. That you are singing daily: yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādo yasyāprasādān na gatiḥ kuto 'pi."
"Kṛṣṇa is the property of His pure devotee, and if we take shelter of a pure devotee, he can deliver Kṛṣṇa very easily."
"If you have only attachment for Kṛṣṇa, then you are in samādhi. You don't require certificate from others. You know yourself."
"Here are a few drops of nectar in honor of Srila Narottama das Thakura's Disappearance Day."
"We had a very big struggle in Bombay for our land. So they wanted to break our temple to drive away. It was a great commotion."
"Please take nice care of the cows there for me and make sure that everyone is chanting their 16 rounds."
"It is very encouraging to me that you are regularly chanting your twenty rounds of beads daily."
"This Kali-yuga is the ocean of faults. Why should we lament for that? The remedy is there... You chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, you'll become relieved immediately."
"Those who are not faithful on the path of devotional service cannot attain Me, O conqueror of foes, but return to birth and death in this material world."
"Surely you will be very much pleased to know that my preaching work is getting ground in this country."
"Any way so far I have studied the American people they are very much eager to learn about the Indian way of spiritual realization..."
"Just like Nityānanda Prabhu took all risk, Lord Jesus Christ took all risk. Therefore a devotee is more kind than God."
"Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructs us that just as Krishna is worshipable, Krishna's place, Vrindavana, is also worshipable."
"Kṛṣṇa is the master, controller of everything, but to the pure devotee He becomes dependent. So why the pure devotee will ask for anything else?"
"You have to prepare that eye ointment… love, love ointment. And if you smear with that love ointment your eyes, then you can see Kṛṣṇa always."
"We have no business to come so far. In Vṛndāvana I could live very peacefully, there is two room still, in Rādhā-Dāmodara Temple."
"Otherwise how could I come alone to preach Kṛṣṇa consciousness?"
"When I initiated you, I accepted you on that very moment as my daughter. So you are eternally my daughter and I am your father."
"You have accepted me as father, so I have also accepted you as my dear and real son."
"It is very difficult for the nondevotee to understand the taste of devotional service."
"Therefore, we have got this opportunity of human life, let us understand Kṛṣṇa. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement."
"So deal with them very cautiously because these men are not Krishna Conscious and are very much brittle like china clay dishes."
"Any human being who has been bestowed by this body has the capacity to chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. Give them chance and make situation favorable."
"But I have no difficulty because I am following the Supreme Leader, Kṛṣṇa."
"You have already taken this secret of success, sincerity, and pull on with that mentality. And Krishna will give you all help."
"In 1942 there was heavy bombing in Calcutta, heavy bombing in Calcutta. By once or twice bombing, all the population vacated."
"Without Kṛṣṇa, everything is untruth. Truth is one. Just like zero is zero. And it is added with one, then it is ten."
"When asked who were his favourite Deities, Prabhupada replied on more than one occasion that Sri Sri Radha London-Isvara were the most beautiful."
"'Devotional service is so potent that simply by engaging in the activities of devotional service, one becomes enlightened without a doubt."
"Devotee: So we say that everything has a cause. Prabhupāda: Yes.
Devotee: But then we have causeless mercy. So would that be chance?"
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa..."
"Wherefrom the beauty worship has come in this material world unless there is beauty in the original form, Kṛṣṇa and Rādhārāṇī?"
"The train, on two tracks, moves forward. The Spiritual Master and Krishna are like these two tracks, they must be served simultaneously."
"You are all my children and I love my American boys and girls who are sent to me by my spiritual master and I have accepted them as my disciples."
"These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we must be very careful to protect them."
"If there is a nice friend and if somebody gives information of that nice friend, he is also friend."
"Lord Caitanya's moon is rising, and you know it's not at all surprising, that we're singing in the street, telling everyone we meet, we're going home."
"Just like there was Napoleon, there was this and that. So they will come and go. They will come and go, create some disturbances and go."
"A real devotee, he does not aspire even for liberation. He doesn't want. He simply wants, 'My Lord Kṛṣṇa, wherever I may be, it doesn't matter."
"Rāmānanda immediately replied that a person reputed to be Kṛṣṇa conscious should be considered the most famous man in the world."
"If one is actually fortunate enough to have faith in these discussions, he can enter into the transcendental association of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa."
"It is said that the execution of devotional service is so perfect that one can perceive the results directly."
"So take shelter of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and be happy. Thank you very much." (Srila Prabhupada's shortest lecture)
"And as soon as Rādhārāṇī becomes beautiful, Kṛṣṇa becomes engladdened and He becomes more beautiful."
"'My Guru Maharaj... he was no ordinary spiritual master,' he says, wiping away the tears."
"So Bhaktisiddhānta's writing is not very easy to understand. Yes. But we should try, read and read again, and simply that vibration will help us."
"Krsna Consciousness means to be on the platform of deathlessness. Every sloka in Bhagavad Gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam is informing us of this."
"He reasons ill who tells that Vaisnavas die/ When thou art living still in sound!/ The Vaisnavas die to live, and living try/ To spread the holy name around!"
"In the Bhagavad-gītā it is said that 'Unto the devotee who is completely dependent upon Me, I carry personally whatever he needs.'"
"There will be no grain, no milk, no sugar, no fruit. So I have to eat you, and you will have to eat me."
"Sometimes Maya may come and try to interfere but we must not falter, we must always follow the chalked out path layed down by the great acharyas..."
"Devotional service to Kṛṣṇa is exactly like a pleasing, jubilant forest of lotus flowers wherein there is ample honey. I request everyone to taste this honey."
"Should we want to unite the world, or should be want to unite ourselves with Kṛṣṇa?"
"Caitanya Mahāprabhu says, guru-kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya, by the mercy of guru, by the mercy of Kṛṣṇa. It is a question of mercy."
"Guru means weight, heavy, heavier, heavier in knowledge. So you have to find out a person who is heavier than you, not ordinary."
"The spiritual master represents both Lord Kṛṣṇa and the Vaiṣṇavas; therefore by following the instructions of the spiritual master and by chanting..."
"The pure devotee is the noblest of all, and he has no feelings of animosity towards anyone. Duality due to animosity is a creation of this material world."
"Unless one is a resident of Krishna Loka, one cannot be a Spiritual Master. That is the first proposition."
"So I had very, days of very tribulations, but it was all meant for good. So don't be afraid of tribulations. You see?"
"Please be always strongly fixed up in the Lotus Feet of Krishna, just as the bees are fixed up in the honeycomb."
"The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence."
"Srila Prabhupada quickly established Krishna Consciousness as the genuine 'peace and love' movement which so many were earnestly seeking at the time."
"The scholarly world is again indebted to A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada."
"The Vaisnava Journal was created in the mid-'80s to help devotees work through our differences in a respectful and co-operative manner."
"Whatever is being done, it is due to His Divine Grace only. So my business is just to carry out His order."
"I am the lowest of the all creatures. I am simply trying to execute the order of my spiritual master. That's all."
"Srila Prabhupada, when you are not present with us, how is it possible to receive instructions..."
"We have got so much vital spiritual knowledge to distribute to the public and they are in desperate need of it."
"Everything is being supplied by Krsna, Krsna is not poor, so why we should deny them?"
"The Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra is so enchanting that anyone can take part in any condition."
"Of course ultimately we must depend only on Krishna. If He gives us something we shall accept and offer it in His service, if we have nothing..."
"Once engaged in the devotional service of the Lord, one will continue the service in all circumstances."
"It is not very difficult. Your immediate boss, representative of Kṛṣṇa, he is to be satisfied."
"One must be able to pass the test of the spiritual master, and when he sees the genuine desire of the disciple, he automatically blesses the disciple..."
"You are doing solid work, even alone, and I am very pleased. This is the test for a sincere devotee."
"An easygoing life and attainment of perfection in transcendental realization cannot go together."
"A devotee knows that after death he is going back home, back to Godhead; therefore he has no fear of death."
"Everyone has to take care of his own plane, and if there is any danger, no other plane can help another in that condition."
"But even though he falls down, a devotee is never to be considered the same as a fallen karmī."
"If there is always keen enthusiasm for serving Krishna, and if there is also patience and determination, then everything will be successful."
"Vaiṣṇava is the ocean of mercy. There is no end. As you cannot, I mean to say, draw all the waters from the ocean, it is not possible."
"The mercy of the spiritual master is always there, but we have to take it. Just like the sun..."
"So why we should waste our time thinking so many nonsense things? Why not think of Kṛṣṇa, how beautiful He is, standing here with Rādhārāṇī?"
"Without wanting the necessities of life, the whole world will be turned into Vaikuṇṭha, a spiritual abode."
"For achieving perfection in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, no qualification is required other than to be constantly engaged in the loving service of Kṛṣṇa..."
"In the Bhagavad-gītā it is said that such transcendental service rendered unto the Personality of Godhead accumulates birth after birth..."
"So it is up to you whether you want to forget Krishna or if you want to serve Krishna."
"According to the desires of the living entity, the Lord makes him remember or forget."
"Free choice makes destiny; if I act in goodness, then my future is good. And if I act badly, my future is bad. That is destiny."
"Srila Prabhupada arrived in Boston on September 17, 1965. He carried within his heart the order of his spiritual master to spread the teachings..."
"When I was in Boston port, I wrote one poetry that 'I do not know why I have been brought here. How these people will take to Krishna consciousness?'"
"People may say that I've done wonderful, but there is nothing magic. Because I am following Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Leader, so far it has become successful."
"A devotee should not be disturbed by unfortunate circumstances, but must continue his regular program, depending on the Lord for everything."
"Real intelligence is that to know 'What I am.' 'I do not want to suffer. Why suffering in this world is imposed upon me?' This is intelligence."
"Just like fire is covered by the ashes, so it does not act. Although there is fire, but when it is covered with ashes, it does not act."
"The old beggar is wearing a raincoat and batterd hat. In his hands are paper hand towels and two rolls of toilet paper."
"This is a qualification of activities in Krishna Consciousness that if one renders even a small amount of sincere devotional service, Krishna becomes obliged..."
"Whatever one may be, one must take shelter at the lotus feet of a devotee mahātmā and treat him as the most exalted well-wisher of all human society."
"So Vaiṣṇava will always think like that, how people will be happy. Sarve sukhino bhavantu. A Vaiṣṇava desire is not exploitation."
"Be happy and make all others happy. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Sarve sukhino bhavantu. That is Vedic idea. Everyone be happy."
"Death, there is no guarantee. But it is a guarantee that you must die. That is guaranteed. But when you will die, that is not guaranteed."
"The soul can be solaced only by the mercy of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and His many bona fide devotees, who never leave the lotus feet of the Lord..."
"There are classes of men like crows, and there are classes of men like swans. So Kṛṣṇa consciousness means swanlike. They should be like swans."
"Don't make it a stool society. You see? Make it a honey society. At least, give chance, those who are seeking after honey. You see?"
"The difference between a devotee and a nondevotee is this, just like the bee and the fly: the bee always is attracted by the honey and flies go to..."
"Journalist Howard Smith interviewed Srila Prabhupada for the Village Voice alternative newspaper in June of 1966."
"I have come to your country with this purpose, that if American boys and girls should accept this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, it will be good for them..."
"Before me, so many swamis came in this country; they could not present the real thing. They wanted some money and went away. That's all."
"Krsna is yours and you have the power to give Him to anyone you wish. I am poor and wretched and running behind you shouting Krsna, Krsna!"
"The expert spiritual master knows the art of utilizing everything to glorify the Lord, and therefore under his guidance the whole world can be turned into..."
"As soon as the Lord finds that a particular soul is very eager to go back to Godhead, the Lord at once sends His bona fide representative."
"It is not at all difficult to see Kṛṣṇa every moment, in every step, if we study what Kṛṣṇa says."
"The child is coming along with his mother and bowing down, 'Kṛṣṇa, I bow down.' So he is also Kṛṣṇa conscious."
"Krishna is unlimited, His service is unlimited, and the energy of His servants is unlimited."
Chant More Increasing our desire for sankirtana (June 9):
"Drink more and you become drunkard. Similarly, chant more and you become perfect chanter."
"Five plus five is equal to ten. Two plus two is equal to four. So Krishna plus everything is Vrndavana."
"If someone helps me even a little, I am eternally indebted to him. You have helped me very much, so how can I reject you?"