"So how much time it requires to surrender to Kṛṣṇa? Immediately you can do that. Surrender means you surrender and work as Kṛṣṇa says."
"God is great and we are part and parcel; therefore my duty is to serve and surrender unto God. That's all."
"Bible begins, 'God is the supreme authority,' and Bhagavad-gītā concludes, 'You surrender.' Where is the difference?"
"When you go to the temple Kṛṣṇa is there, and you are seeing. Does it mean that everyone is Kṛṣṇa conscious?"
"So zero is zero always. Hundred million times zero adds, it is zero. But when there is one, immediately value increases."
"There is no question of interpretation. Then the authority is gone. As soon as you interpret, then there is no authority."
"So what is the difference between hell and this, what is called, mine? They were silent. But when the priest said, 'There is no newspaper,' 'Oh, horrible!'"
"So if you actually feel for your country, for your community, for your people, just spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Your philosophy is simply wonderful. Your prasādam is simply wonderful. You are simply wonderful. And your Kṛṣṇa is simply wonderful."
"We don't want to become cheap wonderful. We want to become really wonderful by serving Kṛṣṇa. That is our mission."
"I had the privilege of typesetting (or composing as it were) large portions of 'Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead' aka The Krsna Book."
"Every one of you become happy. But you must take the path how you can be happy. This is the path, Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Everything is there in Kṛṣṇa. Opulence-Kṛṣṇa. Beauty-Kṛṣṇa. Wisdom-Kṛṣṇa. Renunciation-Kṛṣṇa. Strength-Kṛṣṇa. Everything in Kṛṣṇa."
"Unless one’s mind is filled with thoughts of Kṛṣṇa, feelings for Kṛṣṇa and a desire to serve Kṛṣṇa, the mind will be filled with material activities."
"Ultimately there is no difference between Kṛṣṇa manifest in matter or Kṛṣṇa manifest in spirit because both are His energies."
"The eye of devotion is nothing but the eye of the pure unalloyed spiritual self of the jīva."
"Wherever Kṛṣṇa is, there also are Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, the gopīs, the cowherd boys and all the other inhabitants of Vṛndāvana."
"They engage in transcendental devotional activities because they desire elevation to the spiritual world, where they can live eternally and peacefully..."
"Do you sit and meditate alone? What do you do with your mind as it wanders? Do you think of something?"
"To be fully absorbed in the thought of Kṛṣṇa means clearance of material dirts or hankerings. As a very rich man has no hankerings for small petty things..."
"One does not need to make a separate attempt to become liberated. If one simply engages in the service of the Lord, he will be liberated automatically."
"God is not dead. God is alive, and you can meet also God because He is a person and you are a person."
"From Kṛṣṇa’s own statement given herein, it appears that Rādhārāṇī is the Queen of Vṛndāvana and that Kṛṣṇa is simply Her decoration."
"When Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī smiles, waves of joy flow over Her cheeks, and Her arched eyebrows dance like the bow of Cupid."
"As Rādhārāṇī is always in feelings of separation of Kṛṣṇa, similarly, in the position of Rādhārāṇī, Lord Caitanya was feeling separation of Kṛṣṇa."
"This is the perfect example of Kṛṣṇa consciousness: to somehow or other remain always engrossed in thoughts of Kṛṣṇa."
"In other words, the gopīs were disturbed by the blinking of their eyes because for the moment that their eyes were closed they could not see Kṛṣṇa."
"This constant meditation on Kṛṣṇa by the gopīs is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gītā to be the topmost yoga."
"People always ask why Kṛṣṇa is blue. The color of the Lord has not been imagined by an artist. It is described in authoritative scripture."
"I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is adept in playing on His flute, with blooming eyes like lotus petals with head decked with peacock's feather..."
"Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s complexion is as polished as powdered eye ointment. It surpasses the beauty of a newly formed cloud and is softer than a blue lotus flower."
"The Lord bestows innumerable favors upon His devotee, and the greatest manifestation of His grace is His smiling face..."
"The entire universe is full of miseries, and therefore the inhabitants of this material universe are always shedding tears out of intense grief."
"So don't think that: 'Because I have become a devotee, there will be no danger, no suffering.'"
"For iron to be attracted by a magnet is natural. Similarly, for all living entities to be attracted toward Kṛṣṇa is natural..."
"When a person is fatigued, if he sees a lotus flower all his fatigue can be immediately reduced to nil."
"O my Lord, the transcendental body of Kṛṣṇa is very sweet, and His face is even sweeter than His body."
"I went to your country for spreading this information of Krishna Consciousness & you are helping me in my mission although I am not physically present..."
"I am sure that even if I am not physically present before you, still you will be able to execute all spiritual duties in the matter of Krishna Consciousness..."
"If we can think always of Krishna even in separation, that is Krishna Consciousness."
"Lord Caitanya, who preached Kṛṣṇa consciousness in the modern world, gave great stress to hearing..."
"Simply if one chants Kṛṣṇa's name, holy name, and in ecstasy dances, he's more than a Vedāntist."
"In this verse the description of mahātmā is clearly given. The first sign of the mahātmā is that he is already situated in the divine nature."
"As far as Bhagavad-gītā is concerned, the Absolute Truth is the Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and this is confirmed in every step."
"So, my Guru Mahārāja is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa."
"Suppose I am very much advanced in spiritual knowledge, but I should not be very much proud of it."
"Just like you come down step by step by step by step, similarly you go up step by step by step by step."
"Read, hear about Bhagavad-gītā from the pure devotees, not from the rascals. Then you'll never get any benefit."
"Here is a chance. We can go back to home, back to Godhead. Therefore the śāstras are there. The Vedas are there."
"Just like if your son is not good, you suffer and the son suffers. Similarly, we are all sons of God. So when we are painful, God is also painful."
"You have forgotten the service of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, therefore you have become the servant of māyā. You are servant of māyā, your senses."
"This is the stage of bhakti-yoga. There is no demand. Simply the only prayer is that You engage me in your service."
"Self-made guru cannot be guru. He must be authorized by the bona fide guru. Then he's guru."
"When Rupa and Sanatana Gosvamis as well as many other devotees received news of this miraculous event they came running to see the Lord."
"Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion."
"When we desire to enjoy this material world, forgetting service of Kṛṣṇa, that is the beginning of our misfortune. That is the beginning."
"If you don't keep in touch with the original link, then it will be lost. And if you keep touch with the original link, then you are directly hearing Kṛṣṇa."
"This process of offering whatever one has in one's possession for the pleasure of the spiritual master or Krsna is recommended in the Bhagavad gita..."
"Why should I act in such a way that my spiritual master has to take the trouble to reclaim me again? Let my business be finished in this life."
"In the beginning of your letter your comparison of the soldier and commander is very appropriate. We are on the battlefield of Kuruksetra..."
"Please therefore try to be sympathetic with any person even if they differ. The only qualification we have to scrutinize is..."
"When I point out some discrepancy of my disciples, it is always with good will so you can become the best servant of Krishna."
Thank You Srila Prabhupada expresses his gratitude (November 25):
"I am so much indebted to you nice boys and girls who are helping me in this mission that I always pray to Krishna for your advancement..."
"Even somebody does small amount of service, and not even very willingly, still, he is assured to get human body in next birth..."
"His Grace Sukadeva Prabhu is one of the great sankirtana devotees in Lord Caitanya's movement..."
"The most confidential part of knowledge is that one should become a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa and always think of Him and act for Him."
"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."
"The vibration of Kṛṣṇa's flute is always prominent in the ears of the gopīs. Naturally they cannot hear anything else."
"So anyone who surrenders to Krishna, his destiny is changed by the omnipotency of God. He takes charge of the devotee and guides him..."
"When a living entity desires to serve the Lord in transcendental loving service, the Lord helps the devotee in so many ways..."
"In the material condition of life the consciousness of the living entity is covered over in varying degrees by the material energy..."
"When shall I have You as my Supreme Master; then shall I joyfully wander over the whole universe knowing that You are my master."
"Sincere souls who are engaged in the service of Lord Krishna are benedicted by the Lord by revelation."
"There are many philanthropists, humanitarianists, but the best philanthropist is he who can award the people in general Krishna Consciousness."
"Kṛṣṇa is busy in His own business. Let Him dance with the gopīs. I shall simply serve Him. That's all."
"The first principle is that one should be prepared to sacrifice any, everything for Kṛṣṇa. Everything. It doesn't matter—my fate, my honor, my money..."
"So far as personal association with Guru is concerned, I was only with Guru Maharaj 4 or 5 times, but I have never left his association..."
"Kṛṣṇa, from this day, I am now ready. Whatever You'll say, I'll do.' That's... Immediately you become liberated. Liberated."
"The effect of controlling the mind is that one automatically follows the dictation of the Paramātmā or Supersoul."
"I am very much stressing at this point that all of my students shall be very much conversant with the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness..."
"The woods are so dark and rich and deep and calling me tonight. 'Come out. Come out of the temple and walk amidst our splendor,' say the trees."
Pure Blue Poem by Shama Dasi, 1969 (November 19):
"Govinda, pure joy is streaming from the tip of my tongue through my innermost being when I cry out Your Holy Name."
"I offer my respects unto the Lotus/ Feet of my Spiritual Master/ Who is always thinking of what He can/ Do in service of His Dearmost/ Friend Krishna..."
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Gaurakisora dasa Babaji Maharaja, who is renunciation personified. He is always merged in a feeling of separation..."
"Gaura-kiśora dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja, he was illiterate. He could not sign even his name. But he was so spiritually elevated that my spiritual master..."
"Srila Gaura Kisora das Babaji was unable to sign his name, and yet he became the spiritual master of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja..."
"'I have no qualification. I am frail. I am trying, but I am failing.' All these appeals should be made. And Kṛṣṇa is all-powerful; He can do anything."
"'That is my everything. To take shelter of Rādhā-Madana-mohana, that is my everything. I have no other desire.' This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"The modern civilization is godless, but people are not happy. Therefore God or His representative comes when people forget his relationship with God."
"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..."
"Within a second, Hiraṇyakaśipu and his followers were destroyed, and similarly if this godless civilization continues, it will be destroyed in a second..."
"This age is especially meant for dissension, therefore whenever there is such occasion we should simply call for the help of Krishna."
"So to love Kṛṣṇa, we don't require anything. Ahaituky apratihatā. It is open for everyone. But we should learn to sacrifice for Kṛṣṇa. That is the sign of love."
"He is so poor? He is not poor. He is the most opulent. But if you begin to give something to Kṛṣṇa, you become opulent. That is wanted."
"These are all transcendental existential understandings and as we grow in Krishna Consciousness, we understand everything, gradually..."
"I am writing books. I am not being forced by anyone. Everyone can do that. Why one does not do it? Why I get up at night, one o'clock, and do this job?"
"After all, you are only working so hard to please Krsna only out of love for me, so there can be no question of force if love is there."
"How you can test that the particular engagement in which you are occupied, whether it is successful or not? How it is to be tested?"
"There is a proverb in Sanskrit literature that enthusiastic persons achieve the favor of the Goddess of Fortune."
"You are having some doubts whether or not the massof people will be able to appreciate Krsna Consciousness."
"Practically speaking, our Krishna philosophy will save the whole world from the most dangerous condition, that is a fact."
"In the spiritual world, separation is more relishable than meeting. In other words, in spiritual life, there is no separation."
"In other words, when there is no devotee of the Lord present, there is great suffering in society, and association with other people becomes painful."
"Words can't describe the devastation that we all felt. Hearts broke and tears flowed everywhere. The universe was in sorrow."
"There is nothing new to be said. Whatever I had to say, I have already said in my books. Now you must all try to understand it and continue..."
"Jagat Guru came to save everyone, past, present or future, not just a few thousand souls that happened to be here and get initiated..."
"Krishna is yours. You have the power to give Him to me. I am simply your servant running behind you shouting, 'Krishna! Krishna!'"
"Where are you now?/ Savior of the universe/ Like a celestial swan/ you have taken flight/ Closing your pastimes/ leaving us to the shelter/ of your example."
"The Spiritual Master is present wherever his sincere disciple is trying to serve his instructions. This is possible by the Mercy of Krsna."
"I did not go to your country taking Vṛndāvana with me. I had to stay in places where in the refrigerator there is meat."
"Practically I was loitering on the street, and He has given me so many sons, so many houses, so many protection. Shall I not feel grateful?"
"When I came here, I never came here because American boys or people wanted me. They did not feel any need of my presence."
"So far I am concerned I always take risk for Krishna. I came here in your country risking my life."
"Sometimes I did not even know where I was to live, neither when I came did I have any friends."
Face the Danger This material world is simply full of dangers (November 9):
"If we are actually Kṛṣṇa conscious, we should face the danger and depend on Kṛṣṇa."
"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."
"So today Kṛṣṇa lifted this hill; therefore His name is Giridhārī. Giridhārī means who held the hill. Giri means the hill, and dhārī means one who holds up."
"Lord Caitanya has recommended that since Kṛṣṇa is worshipable, so His land—Vṛndāvana and Govardhana Hill—is also worshipable."
"A disciple who has actual love for his spiritual master is endowed, by the blessings of the spiritual master, with all confidential knowledge."
"He should perform some sort of work for Kṛṣṇa, and that work should be with love."
"Then Kṛṣṇa will not help. Just like the father gives you money. If you squander that, he'll be very sorry."
"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 my father used to say, 'If when Kṛṣṇa takes your money or possession in ten hands, how you can protect it with two hands?'"
"If you love somebody, the intense love is that your lover or beloved is everything."
Regarding your questions are the Spiritual Master and the Grand Spiritual Master consciously aware of the prayers of a sincere devotee..."
"Vaiṣṇava is always thinking himself helpless. Helpless. And begging help from the previous ācārya."
"Go on with Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Don't be disappointed or hopeless, even there is some trouble. That is encouraged by Kṛṣṇa in Bhagavad-gītā..."
"Śrīla Prabhupāda, it is said in the Bhagavad-gītā that if one thinks at the time of death, if he thinks of Kṛṣṇa, he goes to Kṛṣṇa. What if one thinks of..."
"Yes, the more one surrenders, the more he is enabled by the Spiritual Master to succeed."
"Dive deep into the transcendental ocean of devotional service as so kindly revealed to us by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada."
"Yes, you do not know how to serve Krishna, so you simply assist your guru—we must always think like this..."
"This is the business of the disciple, how to glorify the spiritual master, paramparā."
A Damn Fool A reporter asks Prabhupada a question (November 3):
"Does it ever happen, Swamiji, that some disciples of yours may disagree with you in spiritual matters?"
"That is advancement in Krsna Consciousness, to stick tightly to the desire or orders of the spiritual master..."
"That is my Guru Mahārāja's blessings. He ordered me, I tried my best, so there is little success."
"'How these boys are after Kṛṣṇa, mad after Kṛṣṇa?' That means love of Kṛṣṇa was there. It has simply be invoked."
"So my Guru Mahārāja ordered me long, long ago, when I was twenty-five years old, my Guru Mahārāja ordered me to go to the foreign countries..."
"Srila Prabhupada commented that the New York Times was the most important newspaper in the world. 'This article marked the beginning...'"
"I am here alone without any devotee companion. But I have come here to serve the Lord and not for personal happiness."
"These two kundas manifested at midnight on Krishnastami—the eighth day of the dark moon—in the month of Kartika."
"The lake is so exalted because it belongs to Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, who is the most beloved object of Śrī Kṛṣṇa."
"For the pleasure of Srimati Radhika, even Sri Krishna Himself, yearning to attain Her merciful sidelong glance, regularly bathes in Radha Kunda..."
"Prabhupāda, what pleases you the most?"
"How can we repay you?"
"So Prabhupāda, is there something we should do to prepare ourselves for this disaster?"
"We have to hear about Kṛṣṇa, we have to chant about Kṛṣṇa, we have to memorize about Kṛṣṇa, we have to worship Kṛṣṇa. This is our movement."
"If you try to avoid, then Kṛṣṇa will help you to avoid, and if you want to capture Kṛṣṇa, then Kṛṣṇa will help you how you can capture. Two things are going on."
"Actually, because you have surrendered to Krishna, you are already perfect. But it is just like the ocean; we can swim forever and never reach the shore."
"Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura was a leading ācārya in the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Sampradāya."
"O Lord Hari, Lord Hari, I have spent my life uselessly. Although I have obtained a human birth, I have refused to worship Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa..."
"Now I am surrendering unto You, please do not kick me away or push me away with Your lotus feet, because I have no other shelter."
"Ācāryas will never say, 'I think.' 'It is in my opinion.' No. Such things are not accepted. No personal opinion."
"The description given in these books, are not mundane speculations, but they are authorized versions of liberated souls, presented by our humble self."
"So the devotees, they do not want anything material. They are not captivated by so-called followers."
"Sometimes people, they give me so much honor. 'Swamijī, you have created wonderful.' I do not feel that I have created wonderful."
"I don't say that I am perfect. But I am speaking to the whole world, 'Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.'"
"If there is any miracle, that miracle is that we present things as they are, that's all, without any adulteration."
"The Dāmodara form refers to Kṛṣṇa in His childhood when He was tied up with rope by His mother, Yaśodā."
"In the month of Kartika one should worship Lord Damodara and daily recite the prayer known as Damodarastaka..."
"The first full moon of the autumn season marks the celebration of Krishna's dancing with the gopis."
"So this discussion of rasa-lila is the summit of Krishna consciousness. It is not ordinary thing. They're purely spiritual. There is nothing material."
"Our dear godsister, Saradiya devi dasi, departed from this world on Sri Krishna Saradiya Rasayatra (2017) to be with her eternal father, Srila Prabhupada."
"If we don't finish our Kṛṣṇa consciousness in this life, how we come in contact with the guru in next life?"
"If you have got eyes to see, see the magic. If you are blind, then that is different question."
"They do not like any more meat-eating. They have got better engagement: sweetballs."
"So it does not require any artificial musical knowledge or dancing knowledge. Out of your own ecstasy, you will dance, you'll chant."
"We are using mrdanga, karatala, that is enough. We are not musicians. We are Krsna bhaktas."
"This traveling in buses is the best means to drive away maya and establish Krishna consciousness all over the world."
"To take shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord means to take shelter of the pure devotees."
"Every day I take shelter of The Prabhupada Connection, as this is my home where it is like a family..."
"Our blissful series of 'Prabhupada Compilations' continues. Please take a dip into the soothing waters of Srila Prabhupada's divine instructions."
"This is the mystery of Bhagavad-gītā. You can remain a fighting man, at the same time the highest yogi, highest sannyāsī."
"Everyone has to fight. Daily you are fighting to exist. Utilize this fighting for Kṛṣṇa, then your life is successful."
"Not that I have manufactured some book and I am preaching. No. I am preaching Bhagavad-gītā."
"Krsna can provide anything and everything within a moment, but He waits to test a devotee."
"I pray to have the friendship of Lord Kṛṣṇa and to engage in His service, and to surrender fully unto Him in love and affection, life after life."
"If the saintly person has got the power to make you from mouse to tiger, then he can convert you again from tiger to mouse."
"What was the result? That everything became vanquished. Whole Rāvaṇa's kingdom with his family, with his everything, finished."
"You are most abominable, sinful and shameless. Today, therefore, I, whose attempt never fails, shall punish you."
"Rāvaṇa even dared kidnap Sītā, who was both the wife of Lord Rāmacandra and the goddess of fortune, thinking that he would be able to enjoy..."
"Although this body is temporary, we can utilize it for the best purpose. What is that best purpose? Realization of Krishna."
"Tribuvanatha Prabhu left his body early on Tuesday 16th October 2001. Earlier in the year, he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer..."
"Tribhuvanatha means the Lord of the Three Worlds. And Das means servant. I have duly chanted the beads sent by you..."
"Tribhuvanatha Das, born in 1952 in Longford, Ireland, as Thomas Hegarty, was one of life's great individualists."
"I was very happy to hear of your Hare Krishna Festival program and that the response has been so wonderful."
"Not only in your country; every country nowadays. There is no brain. Brain is finished. Therefore everywhere you will find chaos and confusion."
"There must be a class of men, perfect brāhmaṇa. Otherwise society will be ruined. In the Western countries there is no brāhmaṇa."
"So you know this art, how to attract and engage men, so aim yourself at the top-class of men and give them every opportunity and facility..."
"So we have scattered our love for so many things in the material world. We have to collect everything and transfer everything for loving God."
"A Krsna Conscious person is only interested in serving the Lord faithfully and he has got no other extraneous thought."
"The person in Kṛṣṇa consciousness certainly sees Lord Kṛṣṇa everywhere and he sees everything in Kṛṣṇa."
"As long as we are thinking I want this, that is not to my liking, or if I adjust things a certain way everything will be better, these thoughts are material."
"So especially you must encourage the students to read our books throughout the day as much as possible, and give them all good advice..."
"The politicians have been holding such meetings and talks for some time now and the world is no better place for it, and they have only made things worse."
"So Bhagavad-gītā begins with this point, that one should know that he is not this material body."
"Similarly, if you prepare yourself in this life for going back to home, back to Godhead, then where is perplexity? There is no perplexity."
"Even if devotees are illusioned by some ghastly scene or by any accidental occurrence, they never forget Kṛṣṇa."
"Krishna is so very merciful to those who are very humble in their attitude engaged in the service of the Lord."
"Some scholars recommend that knowledge and renunciation are important factors for elevating oneself to devotional service. But actually that is not a fact."
"A sincere person who follows this method is far better situated than the false pretender who adopts show-bottle spiritualism to cheat the innocent public."
"The true ācārya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa’s mercy."
"We have to first receive the merciful benediction from the ācārya, and then Kṛṣṇa will be pleased and He'll also give His blessings."
"Presently people are so fallen that they cannot distinguish between a liberated soul and a conditioned soul."
"In other words, when there is no devotee of the Lord present, there is great suffering in society, and association with other people becomes painful."
"When one comes to the spiritual platform of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he can understand that there are no riches more valuable than love of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa."
"So the point is that a devotee, even he does not want advertisement, Kṛṣṇa advertises him. Kṛṣṇa advertises him without his intention."
"We should be very sincere to understand things as they are. We should not falsely claim which I am not."
"As soon as one thinks that he has become the wiser man than the spiritual master one is surely doomed."
"His magnanimous heart and limitless love for Krishna have ignited the modern day Hare Krishna revolution."
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead cannot be forgotten even for a moment by His surrendered devotees."
"Gurudeva, O spiritual master! Give to this servant just one drop of mercy. I am lower than a blade of grass. Give me all help. Give me strength."
"A devotee, a pure devotee, can make any hell a tīrtha, a holy place. That is devotee."
"We have seen it practically. Even a child can take part in the chanting, or even a dog can take part in it."
"On October 9, 1966, Prabhupada and his followers sat beneath this tree and held the first outdoor chanting session outside of India."
"The film was a rapid-fire montage of multiple images depicting the spirit of New York City in the 1960s."
"In so many ways the students are thinking of Kṛṣṇa because they are engaged in the service of Kṛṣṇa."
"As many towns and villages are there all over the world, this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement will be spread."
"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..."
"I think that His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura is always seeing my activities and guiding me within my heart by his words."
"Devotee means very liberal and kind to everyone, always gentleman under all kinds of conditions of life."
"Drink the pure nectar from the lips of Krishna's beloved pure devotee. You will benefit immeasurably."
"So if you try, if you learn how to love Kṛṣṇa without any motive and without any impediment, then you will be happy."
"So here is the offering, Kṛṣṇa consciousness, by great authorities, by Lord Kṛṣṇa, by Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and we are humble servants only."
"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 if you actually feel for your country, for your community, for your people, just spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness. They're dying."
"I am very insignificant. I have no capacity. My business is only to convey the message of Kṛṣṇa."
"Because they have to be trained. Kṛṣṇa has appointed him to train them. Therefore he thinks himself as the servant of the disciples."
"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..."
"I'm writing to inform you that I recently received the following message from our web hosting company."
"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."
"Our series of 'Prabhupada Compilations' continues with lots more to come. Stay tuned."
"The mercy of the spiritual master is always there, but we have to take it. Just like the sun..."
"Here are some more 'Prabhupada Compilations' for your inspiration and enlightenment."
"Srila Prabhupada accepted the order of sannyasa from Sri Srimad Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja on September 17, 1959..."
"Haridāsa Ṭhākura is known as nāmācārya because it is he who preached the glories of chanting hari-nāma, the holy name of God."
"Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Haridāsa Ṭhākura and his master, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who danced with the body of Haridāsa Ṭhākura..."
"So today is very auspicious day, Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda's birthday. Here is the picture of Ṭhākura Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda. He was one of the ācāryas..."
"The object of this little book is to bring the holy life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his precepts to the notice of the educated and religious people."
"In the Caitanya Caritamrta it is said that the activities of the Vaisnava cannot be understood even by the greatest scholar."
"Maintain thy post in spirit world/ As firmly as you can/ Let never matter push thee down/ O stand heroic man."
"Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes that a pure Vaiṣṇava, as the proprietor of Kṛṣṇa and love of Kṛṣṇa, can deliver both to anyone and everyone he likes."
"The history of Bali Mahārāja and his charity to Vāmanadeva is described in the Eighth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam."
"He is one of the very important ācāryas in our sampradāya, so especially his Sandarbhas should be discussed."
"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?"
"They do not know that destination of life is to attain Kṛṣṇa consciousness. No. They do not know. They think, 'By increasing motorcars, we shall be happy.'"
"Here is the latest installment in our 'Prabhupada Compilations' series. More follows."
"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."
"I may be most fallen rascal. But if I try to reach Kṛṣṇa through Rādhārāṇī, then my business is successful. Therefore we should worship Rādhārāṇī first."
"And the birth of Rādhārāṇī was not from the womb of any human being. She was found by her father in the field. While father was plowing..."
"If Rādhārāṇī recommends that 'This devotee is very nice,' then Kṛṣṇa immediately accepts, however fool I may be."
"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..."
"Our nectarean series of Prabhupada Compilations continues. More to come. Stay tuned."
"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."
"All this eulogization about me, people, outsider, may think that 'This man is being flattered and he is hearing his own eulogization.' But that is not the fact."
"So this Vyasa-puja means one day in a year, on the birthday of the spiritual master, because he is representative of Vyasa..."
"'He is simply smiling, and with His flute, and He is so bright by the rays of the moon that He looks very, very beautiful."
"The body of Krishna, the ocean of the eternal beauty of youth, can be seen to move in waves of beauty."
"Just like in your Western countries the Christmas is observed in every home, similarly Janmāṣṭamī is observed in every home."
"So Kṛṣṇa was God from the very beginning. As soon as Kṛṣṇa took birth, He appeared in four-handed viṣṇu-mūrti."
"The Lord's appearance or birth is not like that of an ordinary man who is forced to accept a material body according to his past deeds."
"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."
"Here is another installment in our series of Prabhupada Compilations. More follows."
"Krishna is unlimited, His service is unlimited, and the energy of His servants is unlimited."
Chant More Increasing our desire for sankirtana (September 1):
"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?"
"Physically and mentally we may be disturbed sometimes, but we have to stand erect on the spiritual platform."
"We continue with our series of Prabhupada Compilations for your transcendental enjoyment and inspiration."
"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."
"Sometimes Prabhupada would ask me or tell me certain things that showed his concern for me."
"For the past three or four years we've been posting compilations of about 10-12 Prabhupada quotes strung together on various topics."
"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."
"My dear Lord, You are the Supreme Lord of all creation, although I sometimes falsely think that I am the master of this universe."
"So the temple means to give chance to everyone, even to the child, to advance one step to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. One step."
"If you can succeed in spreading this movement to every town and village throughout the world that will be your great credit."
"We should always know that Vrindavan is not localized in a particular area, but that wherever Krishna is there, Vrindavan is automatically there."
"Vṛndāvana means the central attachment is Kṛṣṇa. That is Vṛndāvana. So if you can create that central attachment for Kṛṣṇa..."
"Kṛṣṇa wants to see that how much you are spending your valuable life and energy for Kṛṣṇa. That's all."
"This body we have got at a certain date, and it will continue up to certain date, then it will vanish. You will get never again this body. Finished."
"Take prasāda and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, that's all. And we have now nice buildings. Live there peacefully, chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. Bas."
"One can sit down anywhere and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare."
"So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is so nice that even people joke with us, 'Hare Kṛṣṇa,' it goes to his credit, even joking."
"It doesn't matter if he starves. It doesn't matter. He thinks, 'Oh, Kṛṣṇa has put me in this position, to starve.'"
"A devotee who is a most confidential servant of the Lord never does anything for his personal account..."
"'All right, I shall go to hell and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. That's all. Finished. I want to chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. So I can do it anywhere."
"The name Hari indicates that Kṛṣṇa takes away all inauspicious things from the devotee’s life..."
"If one simply begins devotional service, he is immediately protected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
"Everything belongs to Kṛṣṇa. Now we have offered these fruits. Do the fruits belong to us? Who has produced these fruits? Have I produced?"
"When a devotee is in difficulty, he is not disturbed. He thinks, 'It is Kṛṣṇa's wish that I should suffer like this. It is not suffering; it is my pleasure.'"
"If you have taken up this formula very nicely, then you will go on preaching, and it may be spread all over the world."
"There is God, and He is great and you are small. Then what is your position? You have to serve Kṛṣṇa. This is simple truth."
"If you understand Kṛṣṇa, if you understand the Supreme Absolute Truth, then there will be nothing unknown."
"Pure love for Kṛṣṇa is eternally established in the hearts of living entities. It is not something to be gained from another source."
"You are doing your best to serve Krishna, that is very much appreciated, so do not lose enthusiasm out of frustration, that will spoil everything."
"Those who are cultivating spiritual life and executing devotional service are always engaged in activity."
"Now I want that we shall concentrate on making our devotees Krishna conscious and ourselves becoming Krishna conscious..."
"On the full moon there are some spots which may appear to be pockmarks. Still, the illumination spread by the full moon cannot be checked."
"Not any other things, no qualification, no education, only staunch faith in guru. Yasya deve parā bhaktir yathā deve tathā gurau."
"Actually there is no problem, even in the material condition of life. Krsna has provided everything sufficiently and there is no question of scarcity or poverty."
"I am simply trying to repeat the words of Sri Krsna without any adulteration or twisting and I have full faith that by doing so His message will become..."
"Krsna is Self-sufficient, He does not require anyone's service, but still the more we render service unto Him the more we become happy."
"Our mission is to spread the instructions of Krishna so that people may become happy, hopeful, and peaceful."
"Our movement actually has been predicted by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He said that in every town and village all over the world His name would be heard."
"I simply want all over the Western countries people may take this simple formula of chanting, dancing and eating Krishna Prasadam, and being happy."
"Maya may put so many doubts and worthless arguments into our minds, but if we continue the chanting, the curing process will go on..."
"The real perfection of life is whether by your actions, Krishna is satisfied. That is perfection."
"The conclusion is that in any condition of life we can become happy if we are engaged in devotional service."
"You can simply become happy when you are a pure devotee of the Lord, without any reason. Pure devotee."
"If you want to be happy, free from all cares and anxieties, then you have to engage yourself in devotional service of the Lord."
"As soon as there is opportunity, again you shall begin from that point where you left off."
"Krsna is so kind that anyone who does some service for Him, Krsna immediately captures him."
"As we have sometimes the proverb, that 'Failure is the pillar of success,' so especially in the spiritual life, this failure is not discouraging."
"On the Absolute world there is no such relativities as a success and failure. The one thing in the Absolute world is to serve Krishna."
"A human being is inclined to hear good narrations and stories, and therefore there are so many books, magazines and newspapers on the market..."
"The original potency of the sastra remains in these books because I have not added or opinionated anything of my own."