"Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Lord, should be accepted as one’s best friend. He will never cheat. He will always give His friendly advice and friendly protection..."
"If one disciple is enlivened with Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he can work as the moon. Otherwise so many foolish followers, what they'll do?"
"So if the living entity out of love subordinates his free will to Krsna that is his liberation. He is no longer forced to act helplessly..."
"He is satisfied with whatever is obtainable by God's grace. He is not at all attached to improving his social status..."
"Sometimes the Lord gives extraordinary powers to His devotee, but the devotee knows always that the power belongs to the Personality of Godhead..."
"Yes, fix up your mind on Krsna and everything will come out nice—be sure of this fact. Study scripture, always chant, love Krsna..."
"You must always ask the Lord's grace to make you in the right position. It is not for your sense gratification, it is for the Lord's service."
"Regarding your second question, have the conditioned souls ever seen Krsna? Were they with the Lord before being conditioned..."
"There's a verse in the Bhāgavatam that says that one moment's association with a pure devotee is greater than liberation from the material world..."
"I was very emotionally overcome as I listened to each devotee express his love, devotion and extreme gratitude to Srila Prabhupada."
"Yes, our Society is depending on love and respect; we are bound by love. You have thought exactly like an affectionate mother."
"Is our very society not being brainwashed daily by the advertising media (liquor and cigarette ads) and pornographic movies and literature?"
"Every learned man knows very well that attachment for the material is the greatest entanglement of the spirit soul."
"There is no doubt about one's becoming freed from all reactions to sinful activities after visiting a devotee or touching his lotus feet..."
"In the absolute world there is no difference in quality between the Supreme Lord and His pure devotee."
"For a conditioned soul, therefore, it is very important to hear from the mouth of a pure devotee, who is fully surrendered to the lotus feet of the Lord..."
"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."
"In other words, not only can a pure devotee easily surpass death, but by his grace his followers can also do so without difficulty."
"Now, because it is my duty, I have brought some message for you people. Because I am ordered by superior, my spiritual master..."
"The ship started at about 11 o'clock in the morning majestically. I do not feel any jerking whatsoever. But on reaching the Bay of Bengal...
"I was on the sea for one month and ten days continually, and that was a horrible account. Perhaps you have read it in my diary..."
"May Lord Balarama always protect me from above. May Lord Balarama protect me from near and far. May Lord Balarama protect me everywhere."
"By His divine grace only one can approach the Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and thus Śrī Balarāma is the mercy incarnation of the Lord..."
"Śrī Balarāma is the servitor Godhead who serves Lord Kṛṣṇa in all affairs of existence and knowledge."
"Kṛṣṇa, with His friends and Balarāma, entered the forest and, seeing the favorable situation, desired to enjoy the atmosphere to the fullest extent."
"No one can attain spiritual perfection by physical strength. One must have the spiritual strength which is infused by Balarāma, or Saṅkarṣaṇa."
"Lord Balarāma is the Personality of Godhead Ananta Himself; therefore He is beyond the scope of understanding by mind, intelligence or body."
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarāma is His second body."
"He is not satisfied that only he himself is a devotee, but he tries to distribute the knowledge of devotional service to everyone."
"This kind of service is especially appreciated by Krishna, that some devotees should take risk for His preaching work."
"Kṛṣṇa claims in Bhagavad-gītā to be the father of all species of living entities; consequently the devotee of Kṛṣṇa is always a friend of all."
"He is known as Govinda, and His eyes are very enchanting. He is playing upon His flute, and on His head there is a peacock feather."
"Now we have got so many students and so many temples but I am fearful that if we expand too much in this way that we shall become weakened..."
"Because they love Kṛṣṇa, or God, therefore they love all living entities, because all living entities are in relationship with Kṛṣṇa."
"In my opinion, a single sincere soul can maintain a center. You know I started the center at 26 2nd Ave. alone."
"After all, I am old man. There is no certainty of my life, and at any moment I can collapse and it will not be surprising."
"A Vaiṣṇava is para-duḥkha-duḥkhī; in other words, he has no personal troubles, but he is very unhappy to see others in trouble."
"Like Prahlāda Mahārāja, all pure devotees of the Lord come to this material world with full compassion to deliver the sinful."
"Kṛṣṇa is very strict. If anyone wants to forget Him, He will give him so many chances that he will never be able to understand what is Kṛṣṇa."
"Since the ācārya is a confidential servitor of the Lord, his heart is always full of compassion for humanity in its suffering."
"So far as my taking botheration in coming to your country, I must take this so-called botheration for Krishna. But what botheration I have taken?"
"First of all one should make his own life divine; then he can make divine compassion."
"So utilize it. Utilize it. Read every śloka nicely, try to understand the meaning, discuss amongst yourself."
"So I am requesting all of my students to read my books very seriously every day without fail."
"Kindly assist me to please Lord Caitanya in this way, by spreading Krishna Consciousness or pure love of God..."
"One should not be falsely proud. One should be very much meek and humble, and try to receive knowledge from self-realized person."
"The preaching work of Krishna Consciousness Movement is specifically meant for delivering the demons."
"The devotees express their minds before the Deity, and in many instances the Deity also gives answers."
"Devotees do not ask anything from the Lord in exchange for their service. Even the most desirable liberation is refused by devotees..."
"Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu also represented Himself as a very foolish disciple even though He proved Himself as the greatest scholar..."
"We should not be very much anxious about being famous. Not, 'Oh, there is a great man who knows everything..."
"So the point is that a devotee, even he does not want advertisement, Kṛṣṇa advertises him."
"A poor man may be seldom puffed with false pride, and he may be freed from all kinds of infatuation."
"Śrīla Prabhupāda, if we think about our spiritual master, is that as good as thinking about Kṛṣṇa?"
"Work is important. Activity is important. I started my movement not with buildings, but real activity."
"We admit everyone to our society, including the cheater, the drug addicted, all qualified. We should take the responsibility to train them."
"What is important is that we should simply fix our mind on Krishna's Lotus Feet. This is His instruction in the Bhagavad-gita."
"He for whom no one is put into difficulty and who is not disturbed by anxiety, who is steady in happiness and distress, is very dear to Me."
"When you come to the temple, don't think that 'Here is a picture of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu or Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa.' They are not picture."
"So those who are disturbed by the demons may take shelter of this form of God, Hare Kṛṣṇa. Then you'll be saved."
"There are two slogans. One Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa. And another, short, is Hari bol, Hari bol. You can practice also that."
"When the Vedic knowledge is revealed, one need no longer remain in the darkness of material nature."
"Beginning is faith. You mix with faithful men. Then it will develop. Otherwise, if you take simply initiation and then sleep, then faith will be lost."
"Regarding your first question, a pure devotee is never under the modes of nature. In other words, no material laws apply on a devotee..."
"This strong faith, that "Any dangerous condition, Kṛṣṇa will save me," this is surrender."
"Therefore, full faith in guru, that is the prime factor of success. Not any other things, no qualification, no education, only staunch faith in guru."
"Everyone has abandoned me/ seeing me as penniless/ Wife, relatives, friends, brothers, everyone/ This is misery, but it gives me a laugh."
"On July 11, 1966, Srila Prabhupada formally registered ISKCON in the state of New York as a nonprofit, tax-exempt religious organization."
"Just as Krishna can be present simultaneously in millions of places. Similarly, the spiritual master can be present wherever the disciple wants."
"There is no difference between me and my picture. Therefore we should honor and keep pictures in that spirit."
"I know that you poor girl have been frustrated by the so called society and you deeply needed the shelter of Krishna Consciousness."
"In the transcendental loving service of the Lord, it doesn't matter whether we are working, cooking, painting, writing, chanting, or whatever..."
"Lord Caitanya then inquired: 'What is the most profitable thing in the world, the essence of all auspicious events?' "
"Here it is recommended that attachment should be transferred to the self-realized devotees, the sādhus. And who is a sādhu?"
"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."
"We have to receive mercy both from the spiritual master and Kṛṣṇa. We cannot jump over to Kṛṣṇa. That is another nonsense."
"One has to be qualified to preach. It is a gradual process that one becomes sense controlled and a personal example."
"If he is not completely purified, he has to suffer another birth. Nobody is allowed to enter into the spiritual unless he is cent percent pure."
"Just like mother loves the child. There is no question of sense gratification. Simply for the sake of love, the mother loves the child."
"The ācārya in the true sense of the term, who is authorized to deliver Kṛṣṇa, enriches the disciple with full spiritual knowledge..."
"If you can make one child Kṛṣṇa conscious, it is a great service. Kṛṣṇa will be very pleased."
"When guru speaks, you cannot argue. That is not the process. You should accept a guru who is infallible. Otherwise it is useless."
"Millions have been cheated, because they want to be cheated. God is omniscient. He can understand your desires."
"Even by mistake you have come to a rascal who does not know how to become guru, you can reject him. Why should you stick to him? Reject him."
"It is not difficult to notice that people have lost their spiritual interest. And almost all those who are actually interested are being cheated..."
"So our opinion is like that, that anyone who is not under the direct connection with God, he's a crazy man. He's a madman. Now you can treat."
"We cannot expect that the people of Kali-yuga will welcome our attempt to spread Krsna consciousness. It is just like a lunatic asylum."
"Don't be dejected by thinking that you have no strength. You'll get strength. Continue this process. Kirtanam Sravanam means chanting Hare Krishna..."
"From now on if someone takes the leading post, he must agree to stick and not go away just because it is difficult from time to time."
"Real attitude of devotional service is, whether I am here or there, whether I am doing this or that, it doesn't matter, just give me little prasada, little service..."
"Now coming to the point of questions—your first question is: 'What am I? Is the body itself matter, or spiritual soul, or a combination of both?' "
"We have to go from country to country, town to town, city to city, village to village, to enlighten them to become Kṛṣṇa conscious."
"So I accept you all as assistants or representatives of my Guru Maharaja Who is still helping me because I am so feeble and unworthy."
"Chemical-Sadhu, magician-Sadhu, astrologer-Sadhu, smoker-Sadhu, beggar-Sadhu, mystic-Sadhu, worker-Sadhu, nurse-Sadhu, physician-Sadhu..."
"Bamboo while it is green can be bent and carved, but while it is yellow and ripe if there is any attempt to bend it, it cracks."
"So actually a devotee, because he is very sincere servant of Kṛṣṇa, so Kṛṣṇa wants to give credit to His devotee, although He is doing everything."
"After death one forgets everything about the present bodily relations; we have a little experience of this at night when we go to sleep."
"The tortoise can at any moment wind up his senses and exhibit them again at any time for particular purposes."
"The so-called yoga societies in big cities may be successful in earning material benefit, but they are not at all suitable for the actual practice of yoga."
"He is the best yogī because he does not desire perfection in yoga for his personal benefit, but tries for others also."
"Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa’s name nondifferent. As soon as you chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, that means Kṛṣṇa is dancing on your tongue."
"For a transcendental, blissful life, chant the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, come worship the holy place of Vṛndāvana, and always engage in the service of the Lord."
"You have already taken this secret of success, sincerity, and pull on with that mentality. And Krishna will give you all help."
"Kṛṣṇa wants to see that how much you are spending your valuable life and energy for Kṛṣṇa. That's all."
"So Krishna Consciousness is the greatest of all good fruits. We must therefore have necessary endurance and enthusiasm to get the result."
"The sun is far above the planetary systems, and there is no possibility of its being covered by any kind of cloud..."
"Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī has given a definition of auspiciousness. He says that actual auspiciousness means welfare activities for all the people of the world."
"Suppose I am a fool number one. That doesn't matter. I may be fool, but if I follow the previous authorized acaryas, then I am all right."
"The best thing is to always serve Krishna and depend upon Him at every moment and everything will come."
"You asked me to pray for the devotees, and that is the only business of my life."
"Nikhilananda Prabhu is one of the unsung heroes of the Krishna consciousness movement. I had the great privilege of his association in the Middle East..."
"In April 1973, the German devotees visited Srila Prabhupada in Paris and stayed with him for about one week. I was part of the group..."
"When a Krishna Conscious person is elevated to a responsible position, he never becomes puffed up."
"Regarding your question of an initiated person falling prey to the maya, the answer is that so long we are in this material world, there is always chance..."
"Suffering all sorts of unavoidable misfortunes, one should make progress in spiritual realization, because that is the mission of human life."
"'My dear Lord, it is Your great mercy that I have been put into this dangerous position.' That is the viewpoint of a devotee."
"I am so glad to learn that Sriman George is making good advancement in Krishna consciousness. He is a good soul and I am praying for him..."
"I liked Prabhupada’s humbleness. I always liked his humility and his simplicity. The servant of the servant of the servant is really what it is, you know."
"Over the years I've received numerous messages from readers expressing their dismay that they didn't have a chance to see and serve Srila Prabhupada..."
"Our aim is to make all people happy. Sarve sukhino bhavantu. This is the Vedic mission. Everyone should be happy."
"I write at the end of my letters to my disciples, 'Your ever well-wisher', and as such, I cannot become otherwise than being ever well-wisher..."
"We are never alone in Krsna consciousness; you have got so many wonderful brothers and sisters who are really your family..."
"Krishna Consciousness means we should always be satisfied and happy, not that we must work something impossible, becoming overburdened..."
"Regarding the disciplic succession coming from Arjuna, disciplic succession does not always mean that one has to be initiated officially."
"I had the great fortune to be a part of the Historic RDTSKP in the years 1975-1976. What great and extraordinary personalities did I encounter..."
"Forget the past that sleeps and ne'er/ The future dream at all/ But act in times that are with thee/ And progress thee shall call."
"One who executes Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission must be considered eternally liberated. He is a transcendental person..."
"Everything one possesses should be offered to him, for it is enjoined that one should deliver whatever he has to the spiritual master."
"Things that are very difficult to do become easy to execute if one somehow or other simply remembers Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu."
"In distributing love of Godhead, Caitanya Mahāprabhu and His associates did not consider who was a fit candidate and who was not..."
I Beg Priority Lord Caitanya's mission is to deliver fallen souls (June 30):
"One devotional song by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura states: 'My dear Lord Caitanya, please have mercy upon me.' "
"That Govinda is the original Personality of Godhead, and Śyāmasundara, with a flute in His hand, and He is very pastimeous, always smiling."
"My dear friend, if you are indeed attached to your worldly friends, do not look at the smiling face of Lord Govinda as He stands on the bank of the Yamunā..."
"Now here is the verse which clearly explains the process by which one can attain success in his spiritual activity: devotional service."
"I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, the first progenitor who is tending the cows, yielding all desire, in abodes built with spiritual gems..."
"The word paṇḍita means 'a wise man.' Who is actually a wise man? The wise man is described in Bhagavad-gītā..."
"Now I have come to the West in a broken condition of health. In such condition no one would think of touring."
"Generally people do not like to die. But I will be very glad to die if Kṛṣṇa wants. This is...And I shall stay with you. I have no objection either way."
"Wherever Kṛṣṇa will keep me, I shall remain there. It doesn't matter whether heaven or hell. I don't care for it."
"Even if at the time of death a devotee does not remember his service to the Lord, the Lord does not forget him."
"Hundreds and thousands of living entities meet death at every moment, but a foolish living being nonetheless thinks himself deathless..."
"Your final question is how can you become a pure devotee, and the answer to this is given in Bhagavad-gita. Krishna instructs Arjuna that the mahatma..."
"It is said that even one drop of happiness in Kṛṣṇa consciousness stands beyond comparison with an ocean of happiness derived from any other activity."
"Our aims and objects in the Krishna Consciousness Movement are very sublime. Kindly follow and you'll be happy and I'll be happy."
"The bridegroom comes, 'Now we are married and I love you, you love me. You go home; I remain here.' Is that very good proposal?"
"Although he appears to be materially poor, a person in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is not actually a poor man, but the person who has no taste tor Kṛṣṇa..."
"It is said that the swan can draw milk from a mixture of milk and water; it can take only the milk portion and reject the watery portion."
Become a Swan Go where there are lilies and lotus flowers (June 19):
"There are classes of men like crows, and there are classes of men like swans. So Kṛṣṇa consciousness means swanlike."
"If you think the spiritual master is a man like me, why should I follow the instructions so strictly, then you are not serious."
"So you devotees should pray to Krishna that I can go on giving Him service up to the last point of my death."
"Advancement in Kṛṣṇa consciousness does not depend on any materially prosperous or distressed condition."
"Regarding your question about the relationship between the living entities and Krishna, the answer is that qualitatively we are one with Krishna."
"The more you make the Deity of Jagannatha attractively dressed, the more you shall become spiritually attractive."
"So seeing things through the naked eye is not actually seeing. Seeing things through the authorized books or authorized teachers is the correct way to see."
"The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities..."
"So we may claim that 'Every one of us, we are God,' but nobody can claim that 'We are supreme; I am Supreme God.' That is not possible."
"Even by fighting, you can be a great devotee, just like Arjuna. He was not chanting on the beads, but he was fighting."
"Regarding the ailments with your finger, I am describing here a treatment for it. Take turmeric powder and add the same quantity of limestone."
"If you have got any duplicity in your mind, then you'll never be successful in any field of activities."
"So if we actually want to be happy, then we should not live like animals, without any restriction..."
"The representative of Kṛṣṇa will simply repeat what Kṛṣṇa says. That's all. He becomes representative."
"If you kindly take this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement seriously, your country will be saved, and the whole world will be saved."
"You have asked me how one can know that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead?"
"So our remedy for material life is very simple, simply to chant for Krishna, to dance for Krishna, to work, prepare nice foods for Krishna..."
"You have to take care of yourself. Your so-called society, friendship, love, country, nation, and this, never will be able to help you."
"If we practice devotional service in this life, even for few days, still, it will be a permanent asset."
"One should be content with whatever he obtains without special endeavor and should cultivate spiritual consciousness. Then he will be happy."
"My only desire is that all people become happy and prosperous in Krishna Consciousness."
"Kṛṣṇa said, 'No, no, no, no. It is not like that. His position is not like that. His position is better still, even if he has fallen down.' "
"You have asked how Krishna is with the spirit soul in the spiritual world and the answer is that Krishna is the heart of the spirit soul, or spiritual body..."
"The path of spiritual life is stated in the Vedas to be like the edge of a sharpened razor. A little inattentiveness may at once create havoc..."
"The whole principle of spiritual life is to turn our attention back to Krishna, and thus immediately be freed from all entanglements of Maya."
"One Vaisnava poet, has sung so nicely, that this material world is just like a desert, and to cover the desert oceans of water are required."
"If the spiritual master cannot save his disciple from confusion, he is not a spiritual master. That is the test."
"'O my Lord, the transcendental body of Kṛṣṇa is very sweet, and His face is even sweeter than His body."
"Out of 26 qualifications of a perfect devotee, one is poetic sense. So we can write so many poetries in praise of the Lord, or about His pastimes."
"The luster of Kṛṣṇa’s body is as beautiful as the glow of a spotless full moon that has just risen, and the vibration of His flute sounds exactly..."
"Yes, you can pray to Krishna—Krishna may be prayed that I am unwilling to become Krishna Conscious, so you can force me to become so."
"Whatever you may be, it doesn't matter. You just try to satisfy the Supreme Lord by your work. That's all."
"The whole treatment of the human society should be like that: to cure him from the disease of forgetfulness his relationship with God."
"Externally, you can keep yourself clean by soap, water and change of dress, washed dress, externally. And internally, by thinking of Kṛṣṇa."
"The Vedic hymn which is known as Kamagayatri describes the Face of Krishna as the king of all moons."
"Your second question, ice cream purchased from the market may not be offered. Because such ice cream contains sometimes undesirable things..."
"You are always welcome to put questions, and it is my duty to answer all the questions to my sincere devotees."
"Sincere souls who are engaged in the service of Lord Krishna are benedicted by the Lord by revelation."
"Even if somebody looks shabby and unclean, if he simply says this Krishna Consciousness is very nice thing..."
"Regarding your question: Is it not true that by service I am with you? It is very correct. You are not only in connection with me, but you are connected with..."
"So the sādhus, they take the risk of becoming friendly and merciful to the fallen, conditioned souls, and they preach the message of Godhead."
"You know the history of my starting the society in 1966, it was all risky, and I was alone, but I took it depending on Krishna."
"Kṛṣṇa consciousness does not mean to become lazy. You have to act practically for Kṛṣṇa. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Just like if you be in contact with fire you get warm, similarly, by contact with Kṛṣṇa you immediately get spiritual warmth."
"If people get opportunity to associate with great souls, then automatically his path of liberation will be open."
"God is great, and if you contact God, then you become great. That is the definition given in the Bhagavad-gītā. There is no use of rubber-stamp great."
"The more you engage yourself in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, the more you feel joy, joyer. That is joyful life."
"I have noted your questions carefully, and regarding your question about the Prasadam recipes; Krishna is offered foodstuff in goodness."
"Whether you are in the college, whether you're on the street, whether you are sleeping, lying, or whatever, you can chant."
"It does not matter that you do not live within our temple, since you say your health does not permit. But you can make your home a temple for Krsna."
"A devotee knows that after death he is going back home, back to Godhead; therefore he has no fear of death."
"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."
"If we can be successful in getting the mercy of Prahlāda Mahārāja and also that of Nṛsiṁhadeva, then our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement will be..."
"Although Prahlāda Mahārāja was a pure, exalted Vaiṣṇava, he thought himself most unqualified to offer prayers to the Supreme Lord."
"To prosecute Krishna Consciousness there is no limitation, no material impediment can stop progress of Krishna Consciousness."
"Prahlāda Mahārāja also was opposed by his father, what to speak of others. These things will happen, but we should not be disappointed..."
"Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva says: 'Anyone who prays unto Me and takes shelter from Me becomes My ward, and I protect him always from all sorts of calamities.' "
"By worship of the Lord, who is the source of all beings and who is all-pervading, man can, in the performance of his own duty, attain perfection."
"Your desires, whatever desires you may have, that will be fulfilled. That will be fulfilled."
"So how I can find out the real guru by whose words I'll be nicely directed and achieve?' That is not very difficult."
"So far your questions are concerned. Nityananda is the principle of the Guru. So, the Gurudeva is the incarnation of Nityananda."
"Retirement is not required. But what is required that purify your activities. Not to stop your activity, but to purify it."
"Your first question, shall Srimati Radharani's feet be showing, the answer is no, they should never be seen."
"Live so very nicely, chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and see Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa Deity, and eat nicely, live nicely."
"Sri Sri Radha-Madan Mohan have kindly descended in Their archavigraha form now you must receive Them with that consciousness."
"Regarding your question about Lord Caitanya's thinking himself lower than the grass, it should be understood spiritually."
"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..."
"The next question: the body of a pure devotee is all spiritual and He is not different from His body. That is also a fact."
"You are doing solid work, even alone, and I am very pleased. This is the test for a sincere devotee."
"So, of course, there were many lawyer friends. They advised me that 'You do not give up. You should litigate.' So I thought, 'Who is going to litigate?' "
"Kṛṣṇa said, 'Even if you are pauper, you try; you'll get everything.' But I thought, 'Without money, how this can be done?' "
"Next you ask if I am present in my picture and form? Yes. In form as well as in teachings."
"Regarding your second question, have the conditioned souls ever seen Krsna? Were they with the Lord before being conditioned..."
"The spiritual master is addressed as 'Prabhupāda' because he is a completely self-realized soul."
"A disciple always inquires from the spiritual master, and the spiritual master answers the question, provided the disciple is very gentle and devoted."
"You cannot say 'I may accept or may not accept.' That will not do. You must accept. Tad, tad-vijñānārthaṁ sa gurum eva abhigacchet..."
"Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura said, My Dear Vaisnava Thakura, Spiritual Master, let me become your dog, and I shall remain at your door..."
"Regarding your question about time, time is eternal, but in the spiritual world, there is no influence of time."
"One who hears the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra must receive it from the spiritual master by aural reception."
"The spreading of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra in the West has become successful because the young people were not offenders."
"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."
"By the Grace of Krishna and the Spiritual Master, the dumb man can speak like a great orator, and a lame man can cross over a great mountain."
"Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked the tiger, 'Why you are sleeping? Just stand up. Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.' And the tiger began to dance. So actually, this happened."
"We are not vegetarian nor non-vegetarian. We are transcendental. We are concerned with Krishna Prasadam."
"If you have good price, then you get a good shirt. If you have no money, then you get a bad shirt. That's all."
"Regarding your question, 'What does Rama mean in Hare Rama? Is this Balarama or Lord Ramacandra?' "
"So there is a class of men always who do not like saintly persons and do not believe in God. So they are demons."
"Your, your nation is very good. I like the American nation. Simply little reformation required."
"Actually, if there is organized party who believe in God factually, then this demon class of men will always be vanquished."
"You have to spend or waste gallons of blood before you can convert a person to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. It is so difficult task."
"After taking sannyas I was more engaged in writing my books without any attempt to construct temples or to make disciples..."
"My Guru Mahārāja gave me hint that 'Book publication is more pleasing to me than maṭha-mandira.' So I took it, and I began to publish books..."
"Sometime in the year 1935 when His Divine Grace was staying at Rādhā-kuṇḍa, I went to see him from Bombay."
"I think it would be better to take off all the marbles and sell them and print books. He told me this personally."
"Even if we present our Back to Godhead or any other literature in broken languages, it does not matter because the glorification of the Lord is there."
"Srila Prabhupada wrote and published over 80 volumes of spiritual literature which he considered to be his most important contribution."
"I have simply presented the scriptures such as Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam as they are. Therefore just see the effect they have on the world."
"If a devotee seeks shelter at the lotus feet of the six Gosvāmīs, the merciful Gosvāmīs will certainly give the Lord's servitor all protection."
"We wish that this mass of our body of flesh and blood may be sacrificed at the altar of preaching the Samkirtan Movement..."
"You'll find in the picture: there is this mṛdaṅga and press. He was very much fond of press. In the very beginning of his, this life, he started one press
"As will be evident from the following verses, the dog got the mercy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and was immediately promoted to Vaikuṇṭha..."
"As explained on the cover of the record album, this transcendental vibration — by chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare..."
"When Kṛṣṇa went to the forest with His cowherd boyfriends and cows, the gopīs did not physically take part, but their hearts went with Him."
"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 take advantage..."
"As fire is kindled from wood by another fire, the divine consciousness of man can similarly be kindled by another divine grace."
"In this material world there are classifications of people, but, after all, this world is not a happy place for anyone."
"We simply request people, 'Please chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and come with us.' That's all. We don't expect anything from anybody else."
"Simply our prayer should be, My dear Krishna, please remind me to always chant Your Holy Name, please do not put me into forgetfulness."
"So our only request is that you chant Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, and you will feel very much happy. There will be no anxiety."
"We should be always engaged in active service. Then, some way or other, our mind will be engaged in Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet."
"These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we must be very careful to protect them."
"You can worship Kṛṣṇa anywhere. But you have to learn how to worship. What is that learning? Bhaktyā. That is the method."
"We cannot approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead by the speed of mind or words, but if we stick to devotional service we can easily..."
"They say, 'There is no God. God is dead. I am God. You are God.' We are fighting against these principles."
"Every day they manufacture a new type of dharma on the plea that whatever one manufactures is also a path of liberation."
"Here it is said: we have to accept the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Kṛṣṇa also says, sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śa... 'Unto Me only.' "
"If you don't serve Kṛṣṇa, then you will have to serve māyā. There are two things: God or Satan. So similarly, God is Kṛṣṇa, and Satan is māyā."
"The houses, the town and the everything is there, but when there is sunrise we can see everything nicely."
"Lord Caitanya's movement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness is full of dancing and singing about the pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa."
"The holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa, His quality, pastimes and so forth are all of the nature of absolute truth, beauty and bliss."
"I do not know how much nectar the two syllables 'Kṛṣ-ṇa' have produced. When the holy name of Kṛṣṇa is chanted, it appears to dance within the mouth."
"Krishna and Krishna's name nondifferent. As soon as you chant Hare Krishna, that means Krishna is dancing on your tongue."
"There is no use getting knowledge from imperfect person. That is useless waste of time."
"When you change your consciousness, you will see yourself, you will see God, everything."
"Even one moment of your life cannot be returned even you spend millions of dollars."
"The best way to make the best use of a bad bargain is to use everything in relation with the supreme spiritual being."
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu wanted that His mission should be propagated all over the world and that is my objective."
"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..."
"That is my misdeed—that I accepted some disciples who are nonsense. That is my misdeed."
"The spiritual master accepts the sinful activities of his disciples from the first initiation. I may give initiation very easily, but what can I do?"
"A person who tolerates all kinds of troubles, even though such troubles appear to be unbearable, is called forbearing."
"This chanting of Hare Krishna and our sincere desire to serve Krishna will make everything clear, even if there is some impediments..."
"It is open for everyone, but it is the particular mentality—one is going to the university; one is going to the prison house."
"The spiritual master must be satisfied in all respects, because simply by his good wishes..."
"I am also glad to see that bona fide students like you will undergo any kind of trouble for the satisfaction of the spiritual master. That is the way..."
Don't Be a Miser This body should be utilized for spiritual realization (April 4):
"You have to give up this body. Why don't you give it up for the highest cause? Highest cause. This is the highest cause, spiritual realization."
"Such brāhmaṇas were not paid servants of the king, and therefore they had the strength to dictate to the king on the principles of scriptures."
"Brāhmaṇa is eager to see that people are educated. 'Take free education and be educated. Be a human being.' This is brāhmaṇa's business."
"And his livelihood—by voluntary contribution. Whatever people will give, that's all right. People used to give brāhmaṇa."
"Lord Caitanya made it a principle that we must teach by personal example. This is what I have tried to do."
"So if you push on this movement, unadulterated Kṛṣṇa, it will go on. It will go on. And as soon as you adulterate Kṛṣṇa, it will not go on."
"Simply be sincere to the service of Kṛṣṇa. Then you have got everything. There is no need of trying for this or that."
"It is my ambition that all devotees may remain self independent by producing vegetables, grains, milk, fruits, flowers, and by weaving their own cloth..."
"Protect some cows, grow crops, and if possible provide fresh milk and butter for the Temples near by. And the rest of the time chant Hare Krishna..."
"Therefore, Daivi-varnasrama-dharma is the planet’s only option for developing a sustainable future."
"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."
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees who come to this world are executing a mission..."
"'Give blessings to my son that he may become a Rādhārāṇī's servant.' That was my father's prayer."
"The smile of such a Kṛṣṇa conscious person is so attractive that simply by smiling he wins so many admirers, disciples and followers."
"You haven't got to search out any other friend. The friend is already there. Either you are a boy or a girl, you will find a nice friend within yourself."
"This material existence, made of these five gross elements and three subtle elements, they're exactly like dream."
"We prepare our next life by our actual activities in this present life. A living entity is offered a particular type of body as a result of his action..."
"That is not ordinary favor. So that when everything is taken away, he will completely surrender to Kṛṣṇa, 'Kṛṣṇa, I have nothing except You.' "
"Life cannot be prolonged by heart transplant. You cannot increase the duration of life. One can perhaps give some relief to disease, that is another thing..."
"If Kṛṣṇa desires to kill somebody, nobody can give him protection—no power. And if He wants to save somebody, nobody can kill him."
"Bhakti is under your good will. If you accept to surrender to Kṛṣṇa, you can do that without being checked by anything else."
"Prabhupāda, I heard it said that the spiritual master will always come back until his devotees, his disciples, have achieved God realization."
"Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, guru more murkha dekhi. 'My spiritual master saw Me a fool number one.' Was He fool number one? He's God Himself."
"If somebody thinks that 'I have become more than my guru, more than Kṛṣṇa,' then he is finished. So one should become very humble and meek."
"Don't be disappointed, don't be confused. Your life has value. You, in this life, you can realize your eternal life, eternal blissful life of knowledge."
"We have an immense field of work in distributing books, reading and chanting and working for Krsna in many fields."
"We are very tiny, and so we cannot really do very much. Simply we can engage our time and energy, and that is all Krishna sees."
"Devotee: What is the thing that will please you most, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: Hmm?"
"If you are serious, then it is a one minute's business. And if you are not serious, it is not fulfilled in millions of years."
"Mundane votes have no jurisdiction to elect a Vaiṣṇava ācārya. A Vaiṣṇava ācārya is self-effulgent..."
"How do you regard suicide, and would there be any exceptional circumstances that might justify it?"
"If you practice devotional service, then at the time of death there is great possibility of understanding or remembering Kṛṣṇa."
"They do not know what is the goal of life. Simply like cats and dogs they are eating, sleeping, having sex life and dying. That's all."
"Just like even in your ordinary education you go to the school, college, and hear from the professor."
"A devotee thinks, 'It is the favor of Kṛṣṇa that he has put me into suffering.' They never see suffering as suffering. It is favor of Kṛṣṇa."
"Should we always endeavor in spite of pain to push ourselves in Kṛṣṇa consciousness?"
"Presently people are so fallen that they cannot distinguish between a liberated soul and a conditioned soul."
"Kṛṣṇa sees the service. Defeated or victorious, depend on Kṛṣṇa. But fighting must be there."
"And to answer your last question, where will I go at the time of death if I am thinking of my spiritual master?"
"Can the death of a spiritual master take to us, or I can get... Is that spiritual master still guiding us after the death?"
"A lot of devotees, they never read the books, but they're doing the chanting. It will progress them without reading the books?"
"If one reads one line of this literature, although it is presented in broken language, but if he simply hears there is Kṛṣṇa..."
"There is no difference between the spiritual master's instructions and the spiritual master himself."
"Actually, nothing in Krishna consciousness is an accident, but sometimes Krishna will put us into a seemingly unfavorable situation just to help us..."
"So jñāna-vijñāna. One should have knowledge perfectly, and it must be demonstrated. Demonstrated in practical field."
"If one seriously desires to return home, back to Godhead, one must therefore become strong enough by pleasing the spiritual master."
"Vaiṣṇava is always thinking himself helpless. Helpless. And begging help from the previous ācārya."
"By such mercy, even if a devotee is dumb he can speak or write to glorify the Lord splendidly, even if lame he can cross mountains..."
He Saved Me There is no one to replace him (February 24):
"'My Guru Maharaj... he was no ordinary spiritual master,' he says, wiping away the tears. 'He... saved me.'"
"Yes, if one simply comes to that platform of spontaneous love for the spiritual master, then very quickly he will get love of God..."
"Within a second, Hiraṇyakaśipu and his followers were destroyed, and similarly if this godless civilization continues, it will be destroyed in a second..."
Save Yourself Present society is in a very precarious condition (February 20):
"The atom bomb is ready. You have got; I have got. I drop on you, and you drop on me. Both of us, we finished. This is going to be happening."
"Everyone has to take care of his own plane, and if there is any danger, no other plane can help another in that condition."
"When I came here, I never came here because American boys or people wanted me. They did not feel any need of my presence."
"Good things do not come so easily; you know the difficulties that I encountered in my first year in your country."
"'Whether I shall go back to home, back to Godhead, it doesn't matter. I must serve Kṛṣṇa, that's all."
"I did not go to your country taking Vṛndāvana with me. I had to stay in places where in the refrigerator there is meat."
"He seemed to be an educated man, much more so than myself. I liked his humbleness. I just plain liked the guy."
"A Krishna Conscious person is always satisfied whether in Vaikuntha or in hell. His satisfaction is not the particular place..."
"'All right, I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa. If Kṛṣṇa is giving me suffering, that's all right.' That is surrender."
"Krishna is the enchanter of the Cupid, and Radharani is the enchanter of that enchanter. So these are very high-grade spiritual understanding..."
"Don't be bothered with the temporary miserable or happy. They will come and go. Tāṁs titikṣasva bhārata. If you cannot bear, then try to tolerate."
"When such impediments arise he should simply think of Kṛṣṇa and expect His mercy. That is the only solace."
"The Vedic injunction is that no one can have full knowledge without being under the guidance of an ācārya."
"Because they are keeping the show of spiritual master, but within they have got a different, ulterior purpose. So they are more unfortunate."
"Kṛṣṇa does not agree to award devotional service to merely anyone. Kṛṣṇa can easily offer a person material happiness or even liberation..."
"A pure devotee of the Lord never thinks of himself as the proprietor of his home. He surrenders everything unto the supreme control of the Lord..."
"There are many examples in history of persons who have been very much disabled physically, but still have executed Krishna Consciousness."
"There is no impediment in this world which can stop the flow of the river. Or the waves of the Pacific Ocean."
"Some scholars recommend that knowledge and renunciation are important factors for elevating oneself to devotional service. But actually that is not a fact."
"Advancement in Kṛṣṇa consciousness does not depend on any materially prosperous or distressed condition..."
"Krishna is absolute, so there is no such thing as success or failure in Krishna Consciousness, or in other words, there is no question of failure..."
"So we are all in wretched condition under the grip of material nature, always suffering threefold miseries. So we should be conscious."
"The mercy the Lord bestows upon a particular person engaged in executing the responsible work entrusted unto him is beyond imagination."
"Now I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa. My all resultant actions of sinful life is finished. I will not come again."
"Religion is not formalities and ritualistic ceremonies. Religion means how to awaken the normal condition, to become lover of God."
"A Kṛṣṇa conscious person is fully electrified spiritually, and therefore anyone who touches or takes shelter of such a pure devotee becomes..."
"Simply wiring will not help you. The connection must be there. And if you lose the connection, then it is of no value."
"You just remain fixed up in devotional service, and all impediments that may come will be vanquished by the unlimited potency of the Lord."
"Over the years I've come across various articles, statements and websites which have been critical or even downright offensive towards Srila Prabhupada."
"So far as I am concerned, I have accepted you as my disciple and you have accepted me as your spiritual father."
"You are not only in connection with me, but you are connected with the whole posterity, up to Krishna. It is so nice thing."
"If someone is engaged in devotional service and he commits an offense at the feet of a pure devotee, whatever he has done up until that time is not lost?"
"I am simply a servant of God, so I require assistance. If someone helps me even a little, I am eternally indebted to him."
"So if underneath a tree you think of Kṛṣṇa and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, that is sufficient. Kṛṣṇa does not require any big paraphernalia."
Guru Bhakti I am not interested in going back to Godhead (January 30):
"Whether I will be successful or not successful, it doesn't matter. I must take the words of my Guru Mahārāja as my life and soul."
"Suppose if I love somebody and if I don't give him something, don't eat something or give him something eatable, then what kind of love it is?"
"If you daily see the Deity in the temple, or if you have got Deity at home, even a child will be practiced to think of Kṛṣṇa. It is not at all difficult."
"Suppose if you love somebody... You simply take from him, but you don't give. Oh, do you think it is very good? No. It is not good. That is not love."
"We are just trying to learn how to love Krishna, that's all. So without the basic principle of love, these things cannot be conceived."
"You cannot survive without my mercy and I cannot survive without your mercy. It is reciprocal."
"He must receive the order from the superior. And the superior must be bona fide. Then he's bona fide, not self-made."
"In this way the knowledge comes down from the spiritual master to the disciple or from the father to the son."
"By such mercy, even if a devotee is dumb he can speak or write to glorify the Lord splendidly, even if lame he can cross mountains..."
Kripa-Siddha Perfection attained by the mercy of superiors (January 26):
"They were thieves and rogues, very fallen condition. But Nityānanda Prabhu wanted to show an example..."
"By the blessings of a Vaiṣṇava, everything is possible. This is described in Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu as kṛpā-siddhi..."
"By worshiping Lord, one should not ask for any material benediction. Why they should? That is not the proper... That is not pure devotion."
"So this was confirmed by the Lord: 'Not only your father—his father's father, his father, his father, up to fourteen generations—everyone is liberated...'"
"So anyone who has become a Vaiṣṇava, a devotee of the Lord, he is giving the greatest service to the family."
"The spiritual master must observe how inquisitive the disciple is and how eager he is to understand the transcendental subject matter."
"The bona fide spiritual master who accepts disciples from all over the world is also worshiped all over the world because of his qualities."
"An empowered person who is actually engaged in the confidential service of the Lord should not be treated as an ordinary human being..."
"So, my Guru Mahārāja is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa."
"The true ācārya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa’s mercy."
"To achieve Kṛṣṇa consciousness perfectly, this ecstatic eagerness or greediness, to serve Kṛṣṇa, that is the only price to achieve success..."
"For example, could the president of the Coca-Cola company find the way to Kṛṣṇa, to serve Kṛṣṇa?"
"Devotee does not make any bargain with Kṛṣṇa, that 'Kṛṣṇa will give me this benefit; therefore I have become pure devotee.' That is not devotee."
"Kṛṣṇa can be delivered by His devotee, ātma-bhaktau. Therefore you have to take shelter of Kṛṣṇa's devotee. That is paramparā system."
"Simply you have to decide that 'I shall love only Kṛṣṇa.' And if you love only Kṛṣṇa, then you will actually love everything."
"Cāṇakya Paṇḍita, he was great politician, he is advising that if you have got money, spend it for Kṛṣṇa. Don't keep it. Spend it for Kṛṣṇa."
"He is simply waiting for the time when we shall turn our face to Kṛṣṇa. That is His business. But unfortunately, we do not want Kṛṣṇa."
"The eternal bond between disciple and spiritual master begins from the first day he hears."
"A human being is born due to union of the father and mother, but a civilized human being has another birth by contact with a spiritual master..."
"Our Hare Kṛṣṇa movement is standing on three principal things: chanting, dancing and eating prasādam. It is not very difficult."
"So bodily, mental, by enemies, so many impediments will come. What can be done? We have to tolerate. That is material world."
"Kaunteya, My dear son of Kunti, Arjuna, you can declare throughout the whole world that My devotees will never be vanquished. You can declare that."
"Just like a rope comes down the well so that anyone who may catch the rope from any position is sure to be delivered."
"Sometimes we see that a devotee may be very sincere, but at the same time he becomes weak somehow, and he falls down."
"So actually, if one is self-realized, he is no more fearful or concerned with the bodily necessities of life. That is liberation."
"One should come to the guru. But nobody comes to the guru, therefore guru has to come to USA to canvass. This is the position."
"He has not yet finished his sinful activities; therefore it takes some time. Neither he surrenders fully."
"You are not transcendental. You are trying to be transcendental. You should always remember that 'We are trying to be transcendental.' "
"The ācārya can give you hints that 'You can be saved in this way.' But the execution of the duties, that is in your hand."
"A man bound by the hands and feet cannot free himself—he must be helped by a person who is unbound."
"Kṛṣṇa never interferes with your decision. You have got little independence. Kṛṣṇa has given you."
"You cannot oblige Kṛṣṇa, 'You do this.' That is not Kṛṣṇa. That is not Kṛṣṇa. If one is obliged to act to your dictation, then he is not Kṛṣṇa."
"Our philosophy is not that you sit idly and God will send everything. No, not like that. We know God will send everything; still we work."
"As we generally say, not a blade of grass moves without the will of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus everything is moving under His will."
"They do not know that we are eternal and we are responsible for our activities. That is knowledge. But they have no knowledge. They simply want to enjoy."
"In His amazing way of innocence and childlike excitement, He took it and held it to His head, saying 'Jai! Jai!' "
"We don't manufacture any ideas. That is not our business. Therefore we present this Bhagavad-gītā as it is. As it is. We don't change it."
"So our business is to be recognized by Kṛṣṇa. Whether one man is converted or not converted, that is not our business. We shall try our best."
"You follow one ācārya, like Christians, they follow Christ, ācārya. The Muhammadans, they follow ācārya, Muhammad. That is good."
"There is no question of interpretation. Then the authority is gone. As soon as you interpret, then there is no authority."
"So if you actually feel for your country, for your community, for your people, just spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Ultimately there is no difference between Kṛṣṇa manifest in matter or Kṛṣṇa manifest in spirit because both are His energies."
"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..."
"God is not dead. God is alive, and you can meet also God because He is a person and you are a person."
"So don't think that: 'Because I have become a devotee, there will be no danger, no suffering.'"
"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..."
"Lord Caitanya, who preached Kṛṣṇa consciousness in the modern world, gave great stress to hearing..."
"Suppose I am very much advanced in spiritual knowledge, but I should not be very much proud of it."
"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."
"Self-made guru cannot be guru. He must be authorized by the bona fide guru. Then he's guru."
"When we desire to enjoy this material world, forgetting service of Kṛṣṇa, that is the beginning of our misfortune. That is the beginning."
"When I point out some discrepancy of my disciples, it is always with good will so you can become the best servant of Krishna."
"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..."
"Kṛṣṇa, from this day, I am now ready. Whatever You'll say, I'll do.' That's... Immediately you become liberated. Liberated."
"I am very much stressing at this point that all of my students shall be very much conversant with the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness..."
"So far I am concerned I always take risk for Krishna. I came here in your country risking my life."
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."
"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."
"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..."
"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.'"
"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."
"This is the mystery of Bhagavad-gītā. You can remain a fighting man, at the same time the highest yogi, highest sannyāsī."
"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."
"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."
"Krishna is so very merciful to those who are very humble in their attitude engaged in the service of the Lord."
"We have to first receive the merciful benediction from the ācārya, and then Kṛṣṇa will be pleased and He'll also give His blessings."
"As soon as one thinks that he has become the wiser man than the spiritual master one is surely doomed."
"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..."
"For the past three or four years we've been posting compilations of about 10-12 Prabhupada quotes strung together on various topics."