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"'The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.' One who has not seen the truth, he cannot."
"Only the devotees of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu can dissipate the darkness of Kali-yuga, the ignorance of the population of this age. No one else can do so."
"A Vaiṣṇava or spiritual master or a saintly person is suhṛdaḥ. Suhṛdaḥ means he is well-wisher friend."
"So Vedic instruction is tamasi mā jyotir gama. The Vedas say, 'Don't remain in this darkness. Just transfer yourself to the kingdom of light.'"
"The need of the spirit soul is that he wants to get out of the limited sphere of material bondage and fulfill his desire for complete freedom."
"Transcendental loving service is never to be compared to the forced service of the material world."
"Everyone is searching after to love somebody. That's a fact. Because we are lover. Our constitutional position is lover."
"Although Srila Prabhupada's health was not strong, he traveled to Allahabad in January of 1977 to preach at the Maha Kumbha Mela festival."
"Pure devotional service is the only means to attract Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is all-attractive, but pure devotional service attracts even Him."
"That is the sign of devotee: appreciation of the activities of devotee. This appreciation means a devotee who is actually freed from all contamination..."
"Actually, without the mercy of a devotee nobody can approach the Lord directly..."
"Yes, the best friend is the spiritual master, because he saves from the blazing fire of confusion. That is best friend."
"As the river flows on till she reaches the sea, similarly pure devotional service flows by the association of pure devotees till it reaches the ultimate goal..."
"Every living being is anxious for full freedom because that is his transcendental nature."
"God is not dead. God is alive, and you can meet also God because He is a person and you are a person."
"I'm not a magician. My only credit is that I am presenting Kṛṣṇa as He is. That's all. I am not diluting Kṛṣṇa. That is not my business."
"That is the simple method. But who will capture this simple method? Those who have good brains."
"It is not that in one day we, all of us, we become paramahaṁsa. That is not possible."
"And if you want to be devotee? 'All right, I'll make you first-class devotee.' That is God."
"Just stand still for sometimes. As soon as the water is settled up, you'll see the things as they are."
"It is quite evident that you are feeling anxiety in your mind. The best way to overcome this, the way to control the mind is to become Krsna conscious."
"This material world is often described as an ocean of nescience. In such an ocean, everything is agitated."
"We should never think that oh, my service is so much valuable to Krishna; I am performing such nice service. No. But we must take our service seriously..."
"Every learned man knows very well that attachment for the material is the greatest entanglement of the spirit soul."
"They have no clear conception of God, because they are sinful. We can give the name, address and everything of God, clear conception, not vague idea..."
"A Vaiṣṇava, he is just like the ocean of mercy. He always feels for the sufferings of the humanity. That is their business."
"For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me."
"Roman Empire, the Carthagian Empire, Greece Empire, Egyptian Empire and Mogul Empire, British Empire—all frustrated. It will never be successful."
"So that thing is there in the spiritual world, pure love. And object is Kṛṣṇa. Therefore they are so much in bliss... That is bliss."
"That means my constitutional position is to surrender, but the present difficulty is that I'm surrendering to a wrong person."
"Wherever there is Krishna, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory..."
"So where is the difficulty to make yourself perfect in Kṛṣṇa consciousness? There is no difficulty at all."
"I was very happy to hear of your Hare Krishna Festival program and that the response has been so wonderful."
"If you are anxious to serve Kṛṣṇa, that is the real asset. Kṛṣṇa is unlimited. What service we can offer to Him?"
"Please accept my blessings and my message unto you is that this Krishna Consciousness movement in your country is the greatest boon to you all."
"I decided to come here to Vrndavana (the land of Lord Krsna). If death takes place, let it take place here."
"When your loving spirit is developed fully like the full moon, then in the full moon night, as you can visualize the whole city..."
"The body of Kṛṣṇa, the ocean of the eternal beauty of youth, can be seen to move in waves of beauty, and there is a whirlwind at the sound of His flute."
"Glory to the all-merciful Rādhā and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me."
"Were they with the Lord before being conditioned by the desire to lord it over material nature?"
"The kindly words that you have used in this connection are very much pleasing, but all the credit goes to my Guru Maharaja."
"Since we have started this movement in the Western countries, Europeans, Americans, Africans, Egyptians, and Japanese are all chanting."
"So in spite of all my difficulties, all my inconveniences, I am here because I am in duty."
"You have written so many nice things in praise of me but I think that my Guru Maharaj is great. I am not great he is great."
"So everyone can serve Kṛṣṇa. Prāṇair arthair dhiyā vācā śreya-ācaraṇaṁ sadā (SB 10.22.35)."
"So by advancing in love for Kṛṣṇa, you can love your society, your country, your community, your family, your husband, your wife, your children..."
"He is a perfect yogī who, by comparison to his own self, sees the true equality of all beings, both in their happiness and distress, O Arjuna!"
"The true meaning of the phrase 'lotus feet' is transcendental, not readily grasped by intellect alone."
"Sometimes in the forest a very big castle appears, and this is called a castle in the air. Actually this castle does not exist anywhere but in one's imagination."
"Therefore I say that there are unlimited followers. Some of them admit and some of them do not admit. That is the difficulty."
"Devotee: 'You must be higher than the paramahaṁsa stage, Prabhupada.' Prabhupada: 'I am lower than you. I am lower than you.'"
"Kṛṣṇa consciousness means the more you become active in Kṛṣṇa conscious, the more you become joyful."
"Lord Viṣṇu is the eternal Lord of everyone, and the representative of Lord Viṣṇu is the Lord’s confidential servant."
"One professor the other day was trying to convince one of our boys that you were coming in the disciplic succession and were authorized to translate..."
"That is the difficulty, that one who is not guru, he is taking the place of guru. Therefore people are misguided."
"Tulasi Devi is a pure devotee of Krishna and she should be treated with the same respect given to all Krishna's pure devotees."
"As much as possible try to increase our preaching programs by using all the mass media which are available."
"Kṛṣṇa does not require anything from you. Simply He wants to know whether you have decided to love Kṛṣṇa. That's all."
"This place is miserable. But māyā's illusion, we are taking this miserable condition of life as happiness. This is called māyā."
"As a lamp in a windless place does not waver, so the transcendentalist, whose mind is controlled, remains always steady in his meditation..."
"Actually, our most Beloved Object is Krishna. Our love reposed on anything within our experience is due to our ultimate love for Krishna."
"I constructed this home for happiness, but unfortunately there was a fire, and everything has now been burnt to ashes."
"And His body is transcendental, spiritual, full of bliss, eternity, and He is the shelter of everything."
"Kṛṣṇa is friend, and He is carrying the friendly message. Therefore He is friend."
"Devotee: Prabhupāda? Does Lord Jesus Christ appear in the spiritual sky with the body he manifested on the earth? Prabhupāda: Yes."
"Since we have started this movement in the Western countries, Europeans, Americans, Africans, Egyptians, and Japanese are all chanting."
"To have some little disagreements among yourselves is not very unnatural because we are all individual beings."
"We can remember Krishna in every moment. We can remember Krishna while taking a glass of water because the taste of water is Krishna."
"The pictures of your newly installed Deities are very very nice. And you can name them Sri Sri Radha-Madan Mohan."
"There in the foyer was a bald-headed monk in saffron robes offering books to each passerby. 'Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,' he said to everyone."
"We can preach all over the world that the only way to be saved from collective and individual devastation is to take to the chanting of Hare Krsna."
"So there are three kinds of miserable condition in this material world, and either of them or all of them, they are always troubling us. This is our position."
"So here is Krishna. If you simply think, 'Here is Krishna, Radha-Krishna Deity,' you may be fool number..., rascal number one; that doesn't matter."
"Even a fractional understanding of Kṛṣṇa’s beauty can merge all three worlds in the ocean of love."
"That face of Govinda, which is full of happiness, is the home of the pastimes of beauty, and it is very pleasing to everyone’s eyes."
"The Lord is all-powerful, and therefore He is able to accept our service by presentation of His arca form."
"Vaisnava 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."
"When the heart is completely softened and devoid of all material desires and when one’s emotional feelings become very strong..."
"Ohhh. Then she must be Rādhārāṇī. She must be Rādhā. You have taken service from Rādhārāṇī? Ohhh. You have murdered me."
"Brahmana will never ask. Brahmana is eager to give lesson only. That's all. Brahmana is eager to see that people are educated."
"Pure devotees are so absorbed in thought of Krishna that they have no other engagement; although they may seem to think or act otherwise..."
"Since one cannot visually experience the presence of the Supersoul, He appears before us as a liberated devotee."
"The photos of my murti are very nice. The murti of the Spiritual Master should be treated as good as the Deity."
"Yes, Krishna is never approached directly. Krishna is approached through His bonafide servitors."
"The United Nation is trying for the last forty years, but there is no unity; it is not possible on the bodily platform. But on the spiritual platform there is unity."
"Devotees should protect their valuable jewel of spiritual love from the clutches of thieves and burglars."
"Then how to extinguish it? The extinguishing is possible when there is cloud overhead and there is incessant pouring of water."
"The preacher must love the people. Otherwise why he is taking? He can do it for himself at home. Why he is taking so much trouble?"
"Vedic literature states that there is nothing superior to the abode of the Supreme Godhead, and that that abode is the ultimate destination."
"Everything connected to the Lord is worshipable. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructs us that just as Krishna is worshipable, Krishna's place, Vrindavana..."
"We are servant of servant. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's instruction, gopi-bhartuh pada-kamalayor dasa-dasanudasah (CC Madhya 13.80)."
"If we become pure devotee of Krishna, then my love will be extended to everyone. Not only my society, but to everyone."
"The secret of success in the cultivation of Krishna consciousness is hearing from the right person."
"Practically there is no credit for me, if there is any credit it goes to my Spiritual Master, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Prabhupada..."
"I am very insignificant. I have no capacity. My business is only to convey the message of Krishna. Just like a postal peon..."
"Although my Guru Maharaja ordered me to accomplish this mission, I am not worthy or fit to do it. I am very fallen and insignificant."
"Fight and depend on Krishna, that will bring you victory."
"I can only suggest, and wherever possible that can be applied, but I do not force anyone."
"The whole scheme should be to satisfy the Lord. This is the secret of success."
"So bodily, mental, by enemies -- so many impediments will come. What can be done? We have to tolerate. That is material world."
"So Krishna consciousness is so beautiful thing that it does not require any material acquisition, neither it can be checked by any material… "
"These, nowadays, the modern civilization is a rascaldom. Everyone is adhira. He does not know..."
"I can understand your concern about the deterioration of the civilization. Yes, the city will be more dangerous place as Kali-yuga advances."
"Krishna is situated everything, but still, you cannot see in Krishna unless you have got eyes to see. That is Krishna consciousness movement..."
"So this movement, our Krishna consciousness movement, is for this purpose, to see the Absolute Truth, to understand the Absolute Truth..."
"We must become so responsible for seriously practicing this art of Krishna Consciousness, because this world is so full of degrading elements..."
"The Spiritual Master is never without His followers, so to serve the Spiritual Master also means to be the servant of His disciples."
"He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates..."
"Satisfaction of the self-realized spiritual master is the secret of advancement in spiritual life."
"It is not so much that because there may be some faults in our godbrothers and godsisters..."
"What is the difficulty? I can see... Just like all my disciples, they are following me. Why?"
"I have not come to earn money from your country, but I have come to your country to give you something sublime... not to take from you..."
"Ramananda Raya replied that separation from a pure devotee constitutes the most painful existence."
"The difference between a conditioned soul and a liberated soul is that the conditioned soul has four kinds of defects."
"You cannot survive without my mercy and I cannot survive without your mercy. It is reciprocal. This mutual dependence is based on love..."
"Our business is to chant and glorify the Holy Name of Krishna and wherever we may remain, Krishna is with us, Krishna is within your heart..."
"So the Krishna consciousness movement is very scientific, authorized. Try to understand Krishna. We have got so many literature."
"In executing penance, one must be determined to return home, back to Godhead, and must decide to undergo all types of tribulations for that end."
"Lord Nityananda, when passing on the street, saw a crowd of people howling at some incident, and on inquiry it was found that there were two rascals..."
"I shall remain your personal guidance, physically present or not physically, as I am getting personal guidance from my Guru Maharaj."
"Physical presence is immaterial; presence of the transcendental sound received from the spiritual master should be the guidance of life."
"Don't feel yourself to be alone because Krishna is always with you. Krishna is always with every living entity as Supersoul, and to His devotee especially..."
"A person who tolerates all kinds of troubles, even though such troubles appear to be unbearable, is called forbearing.
"Just see how you all are giving all of your time and energy and attention to serving Krishna and how this simple formula is having such effect..."
"So far your thinking about things and making so many plans, that is all right, but our first business is Krishna's plan. That is the only plan..."
"Krishna is very merciful to His sincere devotees, but also we have to remember that Maya is very strong."
"So our this movement is based on practical activity. Whatever talent you have got, whatever little strength you have got, education you have got..."
"Sri Rupa Gosvami affirms herein that there are nine different kinds of devotional service, which are listed as hearing, chanting, remembering, serving..."
"According to the desires of the living entity, the Lord makes him remember or forget."
"'I have become Krishna's devotee, but still I'm not feeling happy. How is that?' So therefore you have to become patient."
"Although this body is temporary, we can utilize it for the best purpose. What is that best purpose? Realization of Krishna."
"The Lord can tolerate insults upon Himself by any miscreant because the father tolerates even insults from the son. But He never tolerates..."
"The qualification is that a person always engage himself in Krishna consciousness and with love and devotion render all kinds of services."
"The mercy of the spiritual master is always there, but we have to take it. Just like the sun, it is there for everyone..."
"If you want to love God, there is no material impediments. Ahaituky apratihata. It cannot be checked."
"In the transcendental loving service of the Lord, it doesn't matter whether we are working, cooking, painting, writing, chanting, or whatever..."
"Brahmana means perfect gentleman. A rogue, thief, cannot become brahmana. Brahmana is perfect gentleman. Who feels for others..."
"Actually in our movement there is no such thing as big or small. Everyone is a devotee."
"The greatest achievement for a devotee is to become a servant of the servants. Actually no one should desire to become the direct servant of the Lord."
Guru Bhakti Whether I will be successful or not successful (September 17):
"Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakura has taught very, very nicely about guru. Therefore he has written in Gurvastaka, yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasadah."
"In this song, Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes that a pure Vaisnava, as the proprietor of Krishna and love of Krishna, can deliver both to anyone..."
You Must Fight Not that you sit down idly and let God do it (September 12):
"God never says that 'I am God, Krishna. I am your friend. You sit down idly and I shall do everything.' He never said that."
"We want one sincere person who has learned to love God, Krishna. That's all. I have come to your country with this mission..."
"Our relationship is eternal. But if somebody lags behind, so in spite of our eternal relationship one may not meet other at the destination."
"But these women are not ordinary women. They are preachers. They are preachers. They are Vaisnava. By their association, one becomes a Vaisnava."
"We are Vaisnavas. We are not concerned with male or female position in life. That is simply body concept of life. It is not spiritual."
"As servants of the Supreme Lord, all living entities are one, but a Vaisnava, because of his natural humility, addresses every other living entity as prabhu."
"As the Supersoul of the living entities, sitting in everyone's heart, I observe everyone's activity in every stage and order of life."
"A devotee of the Lord is always kind to everyone; he does not pick quarrels. His interest is in the essence of life, which is spiritual."
"You are bowing down to everyone. You are bowing down to death, you are bowing down to disease, you are bowing down to old age."
"There is a English proverb that 'God helps him who tries to help himself.' That is a English proverb. So to become Krsna conscious is not very difficult thing."
"Chant, dance, take prasadam, live very happily, and look very brilliant, and next life go to home, back to Godhead."
"So this Vyasa-puja means one day in a year, on the birthday of the spiritual master, because he is representative of Vyasa..."
"One should himself become a perfect gentleman and learn to give proper respect to others."
"I came to this country from India six years ago to introduce Krishna Consciousness, the scientific process of spiritual life..."
"Instruction alone cannot make one an expert. Unless one is blessed by the spiritual master, or the acarya, such teachings cannot become fully manifest."
Guru-Prasada The spiritual master distributes the mercy (August 20, 2016):
"The word guru-prasada indicates that the spiritual master is very merciful in bestowing the boon of devotional service upon the disciple."
"According to their karma, all living entities are wandering throughout the entire universe. Some of them are being elevated to the upper planetary systems..."
"In this song, Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes that a pure Vaisnava, as the proprietor of Krishna and love of Krishna, can deliver both to anyone..."
"All you have to do is bow down before Krishna with faith and say, 'My Lord Krishna, I was forgetful of You for so long, for so many lives."
"This Krishna consciousness movement is not something new, something that we have introduced or manufactured. It is authorized on the Vedic principles..."
"There is no cause of feeling so forlorn. As long as we are chanting Hare Krishna Mantra we are always under Krishna's protection."
"You always have my blessings, the father always wishes that the son may be more successful than himself. This is the spiritual conception."
"I am always with you. Never mind if I am physically absent."
"To feel separation from the Spiritual Master or Krishna is very good position."
"I think that one of the most profound experiences I had with Srila Prabhupada took place in 1969 when I was serving him during his visit to Hamburg."
"As honey and butter become melted even in slight sunshine, softhearted persons become easily melted."
"The pure devotee is actually equal to everyone, as confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (18.54): brahma-bhutah prasannatma/ na socati na kanksati..."
"I want one soul saved. That is more than millions of dollars."
"I wish that it will be noted down in history that this Krishna Consciousness Movement is responsible for saving the world."
"It is characteristic of advanced Vaisnavas following the principles of bhakti that they think themselves ordinary human beings."
"You write to describe me as a loving servant of the Lord. If you believe me so, then kindly help me in my service. That will help both of us."
"If He gives us something we shall accept and offer it in His service, if we have nothing, what is the harm, we shall sit under a tree and chant Hare Krishna."
"You asked me to pray for the devotees, and that is the only business of my life."
"Now I want that we shall concentrate on making our devotees Krishna conscious and ourselves becoming Krishna conscious, and not be so much..."
"There is no question of disappointment in Krishna Consciousness. We shall try our best -- success or no success, we shall depend on Krishna."
Pure Gold Eternally golden Srila Prabhupada (July 18, 2016):
"When a diamond is set in a golden ring, it looks very nice. The gold is glorified, and at the same time the diamond is glorified."
"One should not give up anything which can be utilized in the service of the Lord. That is a secret of devotional service."
"You write to me that you do not know what is my desire, but my desire is an open secret."
"Vaisnava is never alone. When I first came to the United States I was seemingly alone for one year. But I never felt alone."
"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."
"So far as I am concerned, I have accepted you as my disciple and you have accepted me as your spiritual father. This relationship cannot be ended..."
"Even a moment's association with a pure devotee cannot be compared to being transferred to heavenly planets or even merging into the Brahman..."
"Everyone should be friendly for the service of the Lord. Everyone should praise another's service to the Lord and not be proud of his own service."
"One who takes asraya, shelter of a devotee, Krishna does not give him up. Krishna accepts him. Yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasadah..."
"Regardless of which stage one is in, when I see that one is engaged seriously and sincerely in discharging the duties ordered by the spiritual master..."
"The other day I was reading in your—what is called?— World Almanac. In the next hundred years people will live underground like rats."
"I write in the night. I get up at half past twelve. I go to bed at half past ten, and I get up at half past twelve. Then I finish my chanting..."
"If you don't bow down to Krishna and His representative, you'll be forced to bow down to something else -- maya (illusion). That is your position."
"Krishna is so very merciful to those who are very humble in their attitude engaged in the service of the Lord."
"If we take up that causeless Mercy a little seriously than further causeless Mercies are bestowed one after another unceasingly."
"I could have died on the way, but instead Krishna mercifully brought me here. Why Krishna has brought me here, only He knows."
"Whatever business you may have, it doesn't matter. Whatever talent you have got, it doesn't matter."
"You are doing so much for fulfilling the desire of my Spiritual Master so you are indirectly the representative of my Guru Maharaja."
"So far as I am concerned, in relationship with my disciples who are so kindly cooperating with me..."
"You have got now the golden opportunity of this human form of life, and it is not accident that you have got your spiritual master..."
"So I am very much pleased that you are doing your job very nicely. Everyone should try his best to do his part depending on Krishna and Spiritual Master..."
"The sun is far above the planetary systems, and there is no possibility of its being covered by any kind of cloud"
"Some scholars recommend that knowledge and renunciation are important factors for elevating oneself to devotional service. But actually that is not a fact."
"Even though a person is rejected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the devotees of the Lord do not reject him..."
"You have seen the picture of Kṛṣṇa, He is fighting with the Kāliya serpent. He is dancing. He is not afraid of the serpent. He is dancing."
"In some of the Purāṇas the evidence is given that if someone is simply meditating on devotional activities, he has achieved the desired result..."
"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 person in Krishna consciousness certainly sees Lord Krishna everywhere, and he sees everything in Krishna."
"The true acarya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Krishna's mercy."
"In all the ancient literatures of devotional service and in the more recent songs of Srila Narottama dasa Thakura, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura..."
"A slight brown man in faded orange drapes wearing white bathing shoes stepped out of a compact car yesterday and into the Butler YMCA..."
"So many people know about Mahatma Gandhi, for example, but how many people know about the founder of the Hare Krishna movement..."
"Live peacefully, chant Hare Krishna and be happy in your life."
"No More Coming Down. Practice Krishna Consciousness. Expand your consciousness by practicing the transcendental sound vibration."
"Prahlāda Mahārāja is the topmost example of a Vaiṣṇava, who is always compassionate toward sinful persons suffering a hellish life..."
"Krishna has got also energy, the original purusa -- Radharani, energy, prakrti. Krishna is engladdened in the presence of Radharani. That is nature."
"On July 11, 1966, Srila Prabhupada formally registered ISKCON in the state of New York as a nonprofit, tax-exempt religious organization."
"Srila Prabhupada quickly established Krishna Consciousness as the genuine 'peace and love' movement which so many were earnestly seeking at the time."
"Krishna is very kind. He does not let go anyone who might have done a little bit of service. So how can He allow you to forget Krishna?"
"I am obliged to your good daughter for awarding me a good degree as SWAMI JESUS which is actually a great honour for me."
"Those who are favored by God find their paths set with thorns. There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life."
"Pure devotees are so absorbed in thought of Krishna that they have no other engagement..."
"You are doing solid work, even alone, and I am very pleased. This is the test for a sincere devotee."
"As fog is vanquished at the first glimpse of sunlight, one's sinful reactions are automatically vanquished as soon as one begins serving a pure devotee."
"In the Fifth Canto of Brhad-bhagavatamrta (5.44) it is stated that the association of a pure devotee is more desirable than life itself..."
"And our whole philosophy is love. We are just trying to learn how to love Krishna, that's all."
"Krishna is everyone's friend, and the pure devotee is carrying the friend's message. Therefore, he is a friend."
"The servants of God come to propagate God consciousness, and intelligent people should cooperate with them in every respect."
"Personally I am humble servant of Krishna as you are also, but I am deputed to accept your service just to transfer it to Krishna as via media."
"A pure devotee of the Lord does not live on any planet of the material sky, nor does he feel any contact with material elements."
"Our Society is like one big family and all our relationships should be based on love and trust."
"If I am in trouble, I express my open mind before you, and you also try to help me. These are the six signs of love. That is Vedic civilization."
"Today is the appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. It is called Nrsimha-caturdasi."
"This material world is sometimes regarded as an ocean of nescience and sometimes as a blazing forest."
"The devotee of the Lord does not retaliate against the wrongdoer, but the Lord does not tolerate any mischief done to the devotee by the miscreants."
"To feel separation from the Spiritual Master or Krishna is very good position. That means one who is in pure love with Krishna and His Representative..."
"Please always try to remember me by my teachings and we shall always be together."
"The Spiritual Master is present wherever his sincere disciple is trying to serve his instructions. This is possible by the Mercy of Krishna."
"Now I can see that it is a miracle. Otherwise, your city of New York, one single old man, with only a few books to sell for barely getting eatables..."
"Devotee means he is able to tolerate all kinds of discomfort and whims of the material nature..."
"When a devotee is put into hellish conditions, he accepts them as Krishna's mercy: tat te 'nukampam susamiksamanah. He does not protest..."
"For the Vaisnava, to become poet is another qualification. Vaisnava has twenty-six qualifications. I think it is written there."
"We are taught to address others as Prabhu. Prabhu means master; and the leader of the masters is called Prabhupada."
"It is said that a single pure devotee of the Lord can deliver all the fallen souls of the world."
"Either Indian or foreign whoever joins us they are not under any obligation, our only tie is Love of Godhead."
"The Lord is seated in the heart of all living beings, and thus, He knows very well the movements of all individual persons."
"So far as I am concerned, I have accepted you as my disciple, and you have accepted me as your spiritual father. This relationship cannot be ended..."
"But I have taken all the risk in the old age because I am in duty-bound. I am in duty-bound. So I have to execute my duty in spite of all my inconveniences..."
Rain of Mercy A downpour of love from His Divine Grace (February 18):
"The pure devotee is the pleasure-possessing cloud, and when he is filled with transcendental loving service, then he can bestow his mercy as a downpour..."
"As explained on the cover of the record album, this transcendental vibration -- by chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare..."
"Gentlemen, the offering of such an homage as has been arranged this evening to the acaryadeva is not a sectarian concern."
"Adore, adore ye all/ The happy day/ Blessed than heaven/ Sweeter than May."
"Krishna consciousness is not manufactured by us through mental speculation. It is prescribed in the Bhagavad-gita..."
"If you want to understand this movement through philosophy, science argument, we are prepared. There is ample opportunity for you."
"I am so much pleased with your kind and affectionate words on the occasion of my birthday anniversary on the Nandotsva day this year (1972)."
"Lord Nityananda Prabhu offers this pure love of Godhead, pure love of Krishna indiscriminately. He distributes this prema with two hands!"
"So far your questions are concerned. Nityananda is the principle of the Guru. So, the Gurudeva is the incarnation of Nityananda."
"'Have you ever heard of LSD?' I ask boldly.'No,' he says.'It's a chemical,' I say, vaguely feeling stupid."
"On your new $2 note it is stated 'In God We Trust,' and directly beneath 'Declaration of Independence, 1776.'"
"The world situation is that you can speak truth if it is palatable. And if it is unpalatable, don't speak."
"We cannot expect that the people of Kali-yuga will welcome our attempt to spread Krsna consciousness. It is just like a lunatic asylum."
"So today is the Disappearance Day of my guru maharaj. As I told you, that sadhava jiva ma maro va. There was a nice story, the other day I told you."
"Even in Africa, in the village, where they have got so big, big earrings, they are also chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra."
"The moon may be like that or like this, so what does that help to our Krsna consciousness movement."
"Kṛṣṇa is compared to sunshine, and māyā is compared to darkness. Wherever there is sunshine, there cannot be darkness."
"Can you love Viśvarūpa? If Kṛṣṇa comes before you with Viśvarūpa, you'll forget your love."
"Yes, to please Lord Jagannatha means to go on serving Him to the best of your ability. That love is there, dormant, for Lord Jagannatha."
"Personally, I have no hope for any direct service of the coming crores of births in the sojourn of my life, but I am confident that some day or other..."
"The ācārya's message is to take us back to our original home, back to God. Let me repeat, therefore, that we should hear him patiently..."
"After hearing Kṛṣṇa calling, the cows would immediately respond by mooing, and the boys would enjoy this exchange to their hearts’ content."
"With Their bodily effulgence the brothers were dissipating all the darkness of the world, as if They were mountains of sapphire and silver."
"Anything you take, anything material, that is temporary. Similarly this body is temporary, this house is temporary, this country is temporary."
"You should be curious within your limit. You should know that one can become guru when he is ordered by his guru. This much."
"Amidst this night of dread and fear/ Our mindful Lord did send/ A rare and precious jewel of light/ All broken dreams to mend."
"The opportunity to participate in loving exchanges between Srila Prabhupada and his devotees in large numbers was a rare blessing."
"No one has a monopoly on Prabhupada's mercy and no one owns Srila Prabhupada. His blessings are available to one and all."
"But always remember that I am always with you. As you are always thinking of me, I am always thinking of you also."
"Brainwash? No, it is heartwash. (laughter) We can send this, 'It is not brainwash, but it is heartwash.' Of course, brain and heart practically same."
"Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is the topmost gem of all devotees of mothers."
"Without speaking, he walks past the Swami and carefully places the hand towels by the sink and the toilet paper on the floor beneath."
"So when Kṛṣṇa sees that a living entity is very anxious to understand Him or to revive his Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then Kṛṣṇa gives him all opportunity."
"These eighteen items combine to form a gradual process by which real knowledge can be developed."
"John and his wife were very kind upon me when I was staying at Tittenhurst Park as their guests."
"The father and mother of the material body are so only in one birth, and in the next birth the father and mother may be a different couple."
"Manīṣiṇaḥ means those who are thoughtful philosophers, those who can take up things by philosophical conclusion, that 'I am consciousness."
"Pleasing the spiritual master is the active principle in spiritual life and offerings made with love and devotion are always pleasing to the spiritual master."
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead is known as bhāva-grāhī janārdana because He takes only the essence of a devotee’s attitude."
"Krsna is always merciful and He comes Himself, He leaves behind Him instruction like the Bhagavad Gita, etc. and He sends His representative..."
"One who executes Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission must be considered eternally liberated."
"So my mother would be angry, that 'What is this nonsense? You are teaching mṛdaṅga? What he will do with mṛdaṅga?'"
"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."
"In spite of all difficulties, he is eventually placed in the transcendental abode, or Kṛṣṇaloka."
"We are hankering after love. We want to love somebody. That is the nature of living entity. But that love is frustrated in every step."
"Who can measure the joy of that or describe it in mere words? Srila Prabhupada's mercy is inconceivable and unlimited."
"Everyone rose to their feet giving Prabhupada a standing ovation, some standing in the aisles and some on their seats."
"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. There is no doubt about it."
"There are unlimited conditioned souls who are bereft of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s service."
Festivals and Holy Days
"These two kundas manifested at midnight on Krishnastami—the eighth day of the dark moon—in the month of Kartika."
"Why is Rādhā-kuṇḍa so exalted? The lake is so exalted because it belongs to Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, who is the most beloved object of Śrī Kṛṣṇa."
"He is our eye-opener, our eternal father, our eternal preceptor and our eternal guide. Let us therefore bow down at his lotus feet on this auspicious day."
"I think that His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura is always seeing my activities and guiding me within my heart by his words."
"In that letter he wrote: 'My dear such-and-such, I am very glad to receive your letter. I think you should try to push our movement in English.'"
"Words can't describe the devastation that we all felt. Hearts broke and tears flowed everywhere. The universe was in sorrow."
"My dear Lord Kṛṣṇa, You are so kind upon this useless soul, but I do not know why You have brought me here. Now You can do whatever You like with me."
"O Bhagavad-gita/ Through Thy eighteen chapters/ Thou showerest upon man/ The immortal nectar/ Of the wisdom of the Absolute."
"The Lord therefore pretended to be a beggar brāhmaṇa, and He asked Bali Mahārāja for a measurement of three footsteps of land."
"So at least for a few days let us sit down here, and under the protection of Srila Rupa Gosvami and Jiva Gosvami. This place is a very sanctified place."
"He is one of the very important ācāryas in our sampradāya, so especially his Sandarbhas should be discussed."
"As it has come through the channel of disciplic succession, all these praises will also reach to Kṛṣṇa through that disciplic succession."
"So Kṛṣṇa was God from the very beginning. As soon as Kṛṣṇa took birth, He appeared in four-handed viṣṇu-mūrti."
"At the time of Kṛṣṇa's birth, the planetary systems were automatically adjusted so that everything became auspicious."
"Thus one should accept the sword of knowledge from Kṛṣṇa and be strong with the mercy of Balarāma."
"Śrī Balarāma is the servitor Godhead who serves Lord Kṛṣṇa in all affairs of existence and knowledge."
"This particular full moon has a particular significance for me. In 1972, I happened to be in Vrindavan during that particular period."
"Anyone who hears this narration will certainly fix his mind firmly in devotional service to Kṛṣṇa."
"So our adoration, our worship to Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura today, because he may bless us to make peacefully progress in Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Giri means the hill, and dhārī means one who holds up. So today is that, is the annual ceremony of today, this Govardhana-pūjā."
"Thinking in this way, Lord Kṛṣṇa immediately picked up Govardhana Hill with one hand, exactly as a child picks up a mushroom from the ground."
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Gaurakisora dasa Babaji Maharaja (the spiritual master of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)..."
"When numerous candles are lighted it is called Dipabali. In India, this Dipabali function is celebrated in a special auspicious occasion."
"So this Godbrother, His Holiness Keśava Mahārāja, is no more. He has entered Kṛṣṇa's abode. So I wish to pass a resolution of bereavement and send them."
"I have got my personal experience. I never tried, never accepted that I shall become a sannyāsī. And I tried my best to keep myself in this material world."
"The transcendental qualities of Haridāsa Ṭhākura are innumerable and unfathomable. One may describe a portion of them, but to count them all is impossible."
"Maintain thy post in spirit world/ As firmly as you can/ Let never matter push thee down/ O stand heroic man."
"There is no difference between Rāma and Kṛṣṇa. Both are the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
"So kṛṣṇa-prema is so valuable, but Kṛṣṇa is after Rādhārāṇī. Just see how Rādhārāṇī is great. Just try to understand the greatness of Rādhārāṇī."
"Kṛṣṇa, He's not after beauty, but beauty is after Him. That is Kṛṣṇa. Not Kṛṣṇa is after beauty."
"It is said that just as Lord Dāmodara is very dear to His devotees, so the month known as Dāmodara or Kārttika is also very dear to them."
"The first full moon of the autumn season marks the celebration of Krishna's dancing with the gopis."
"Today is Nityānanda Prabhu's āvirbhāva, appearance day. Let us at least remember today nitāi-pada-kamala. That is wanted."
"Lord Nityānanda freely offered this exalted prema, which is difficult for Lord Brahmā to attain, even to the fallen and wretched souls who did not desire it."
"The lotus feet of Lord Nityānanda are a shelter where one will get the soothing moonlight not only of one, but of millions of moons."
"Lord Nityānanda Prabhu offers this pure love of Godhead, pure love of Krishna indiscriminately. He distributes this prema with two hands!"
"Who in this world but Nityānanda could show His mercy to such an abominable person as me?"
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and Lord Nityānanda, who are like the sun and moon."
"Our Kṛṣṇa consciousness is so nice, the more you advance, you see new year, new year. That's all. Nothing is old."