"So you should be very attentive and worship this hearing. Unless we come to this point, there is lack of realization what is Kṛṣṇa."
"Simply don't be lost to Kṛṣṇa. You can forget all things, but don't forget Kṛṣṇa. Then you are richest."
"My Spiritual Master knew it that alone I could not do this great work. Therefore He has very kindly sent you all to help me in this task."
"I request all my spiritual sons and daughters to help me in this great adventure, and if you all help me, I am sure I shall be successful."
"If you play rascaldom, simply if you imitate Kṛṣṇa, and you think that you have become Kṛṣṇa, that is rascaldom."
"That is the difference between Kṛṣṇa and ourself. When we are thief, we are beaten by shoes. And when Kṛṣṇa is thief, He is worshiped by devotees."
"If you always be engaged in the service of the Kṛṣṇa, then you are above this material world, uncontaminated."
"We should not utilize this Hare Kṛṣṇa movement for any material purpose. Then it will fall down. Either the man will fall down or the status will fall down..."
"Śrīla Prabhupāda, if someone takes prasādam even once, is it true that they're guaranteed at least a human body in their next life?"
"If you have got any duplicity in your mind, then you'll never be successful in any field of activities."
"The mind is always telling us to do this or that; therefore we should be very expert in disobeying the mind's orders."
"But even though he falls down, a devotee is never to be considered the same as a fallen karmī."
"The Lord has stated that He is beyond the range of mental speculation and the speed of thought, yet He can be approached easily by His causeless mercy."
"A human being is inclined to hear good narrations and stories, and therefore there are so many books, magazines and newspapers on the market..."
"Try to understand from the Supreme Personality of Godhead or the real servant of Godhead who will present simply what Kṛṣṇa has said."
"All the Vaiṣṇava ācāryas were vastly learned scholars who understood Vedānta philosophy fully..."
"Hero means someone who others want to follow as example of the best type of person."
Twice Born A civilized man must be twice-born (June 11):
"The father and mother of the material body are so only in one birth, and in the next birth the father and mother may be a different couple."
"If it is written on the road, 'Keep to the left,' why should you be misled and go to the right? Go to the left."
"One who is to be followed, that is called ācārya. So who is following the ācārya?"
"There is only one guru, who appears in an infinity of forms to teach you, me and all others."
"He knows the purport of the scriptures, and he behaves in his life and he teaches his student in that way. He is called ācārya."
"So the devotees are protected by the Viṣṇudūtas always, constantly. They are invisibly wandering all over the universe. We may see or not see..."
"You must be faithful that 'I am engaged in Kṛṣṇa's service. I may go to hell or heaven, it doesn't matter. I am going to serve Him.'"
"Whatever is being done it is not on account of my intelligence or endeavor because I am simply an instrument in the hands of my Spiritual Master."
"The pure devotee always has Kṛṣṇa within his heart; therefore he is just like the sun that dissipates the darkness of ignorance."
"Now I see that in our society the girls are more intelligent than the boys."
"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."
"A young man cannot understand, but one who is old, he can understand, there is suffering: suffering of old age, suffering of birth, suffering of death..."
"I have not come to earn money from your country, but I have come to your country to give you something sublime..."
"We do not want anything as personal remuneration. Because nobody can write up this transcendental transaction who will work for material gain."
"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."
"We are giving him eternal life, eternal bliss. Unless we love them, why we are taking so much trouble? The preacher must love the people."
"His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada very kindly accepted me as his disciple in the beginning of January 1968..."
"I write at the end of my letters to my disciples, 'Your ever well-wisher', and as such, I cannot become otherwise..."
"Because he is Vaiṣṇava, he is thinking, 'Oh, so many living entities are suffering. How they can be saved?'"
"They are simply happy by serving Kṛṣṇa. They do not want to know Kṛṣṇa even. Whether Kṛṣṇa is God or not, they don't bother."
"So things are very easy, and one can achieve very easily, but they are reluctant to take the easiest process given by Kṛṣṇa, given by Caitanya Mahāprabhu."
"So by natural way, if we serve God, then we are happy, and by unnatural way, if we serve our senses, then we are unhappy."
"In conclusion to your letter you have asked as to where is the ocean of love? And I think that you may know that it is in your heart."
"So if we take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, that is the proper utilization of our energy given by God."
"Śrīla Prabhupāda, you said yesterday, or a few days ago, that this movement will go on unimpeded for ten thousand years, so..."
"It is very encouraging to me that you are regularly chanting your twenty rounds of beads daily."
"Their minds cannot be diverted from the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa. Their talks are solely on the transcendental subjects."
"Every living entity is morose in the material world because he is always in want."
"The true ācārya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa’s mercy."
"Surely you will be very much pleased to know that my preaching work is getting ground in this country."
"Any way so far I have studied the American people they are very much eager to learn about the Indian way of spiritual realization..."
"I feel obliged to this benevolent lady in so many ways for her helping this Krishna Consciousness Movement."
"So when one becomes completely separated from all these material desires, even if you offer him some profit, he'll not accept."
"I am so happy that the Krishna Consciousness movement is attracting young innocent hearts of America."
"Please take nice care of the cows there for me and make sure that everyone is chanting their 16 rounds."
"Krishna is more anxious to bestow His benediction upon us than we are ready to take it."
"Try to become Kṛṣṇa conscious, and then you'll not be disturbed with all these external, ephemeral changes of the material world."
"If you are determined in this way to be His devotee, Krishna will provide some happy solution."
"Never mind there may be some inconvenience. Krishna always appreciates when his devotee makes some sacrifice on His behalf..."
"Anyone, anywhere in the world can worship Krishna following this simple formula."
"The original potency of the sastra remains in these books because I have not added or opinionated anything of my own."
"When we do not depend on anything material, simply depend on Kṛṣṇa, that is first-class position of Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"So don't be afraid of tribulations. You see? Go forward. Kṛṣṇa will give you protection. That is Kṛṣṇa's promise in the Bhagavad-gītā."
"An advertisement for one of Abhay Charan De's pharmaceutical products appearing in Back to Godhead, June 20, 1956."
"It is important to keep the body fit and healthy so that we will not meet the obstacle of ill health while serving Krishna."
"Regarding your question should force be used on children, no, there shall be no forcing the children to do anything."
"So our propaganda is that do everything, but don't waste your time. Make improvement."
"So we cannot understand God by our mental speculation. Neither we can understand what is the measurement of the soul."
"Somehow or other we are in contact with this material atmosphere. So our final aim is to go back to home, back to Godhead."
"So far I am concerned, I have not come here to cheat you nor to gain. I've come to execute the order of my Guru Mahārāja."
"To spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is the best service to the humanity. Please try to understand this."
"You should take care of this. The flower of your country, they are becoming hopeless, confused. Try to save them."
"I am very glad to hear about your new farm-ashram existing there. We want to develop many such farms all over the world."
"The Lord said, You drink cows’ milk; therefore the cow is your mother. And the bull produces grains for your maintenance; therefore he is your father.'"
"In the glorious days, or before the advent of the age of Kali, the brāhmaṇas, the cows, the women, the children and the old men were properly given protection."
"You are killing cows, the source of butter. Now, time will come, there will be no more cows. Misusing. And then where you will get butter?"
"Vedic civilization gives protection to all the living creatures, especially the cows, because they render such valuable service to the human society."
"My Lord, You are the well-wisher of the cows and the brāhmaṇas, and You are the well-wisher of the entire human society and world."
"Kṛṣṇa has given you food grains, fruits, milk. You don't require to eat meat and open slaughterhouses."
"The materialistic advancement of civilization is called 'the civilization of the demons,' which ultimately ends in wars and scarcity."
"This is love. If I love somebody, I want to see that his glories are spread all over the world."
"Sometimes he is a demigod, and sometimes he is a demon. Sometimes he is a servant, and sometimes he is a master."
"A sankirtana leader extraordinaire, Tribhuvanatha was always focused on spreading the holy names of the Lord."
"When Yamarāja, the superintendent of death, was instructing his assistants, he told them not to approach the devotees."
"Whatever is attractive within the cosmic manifestation is due to Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is therefore the reservoir of all pleasure."
"This Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is trying to bring everyone under the shelter of the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa."
"The paramahaṁsas are compared to royal swans who make their nests on the petals of the lotus flower."
"One who takes shelter of the Lord, the perpetual light, has no fear of being annihilated in the darkness of fog or ignorance."
"If we obey Kṛṣṇa, then we are happy. If we don't obey, then you are unhappy. Is there any difficulty to understand?"
"So except the devotee of Kṛṣṇa, everyone is simply giving Kṛṣṇa trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble."
"One has to accept a bona fide spiritual master and work according to his direction. Then it is possible to cross over the nescience of material conditions."
"A pure devotee is completely surrendered to the lotus feet of the Lord, and only by his love does he conquer Kṛṣṇa, who cannot be conquered by anyone."
"In other words, a devotee of the Lord always looks to the welfare of all living entities, and in this way he is factually the friend of everyone."
"First of all, if I am sincere and if I want to serve the Supreme Lord... The Supreme Lord is within you. He'll give you direction."
"Nature's law will work. We cannot change that, but Krishna, the Supreme Controller, He can change it."
"So don't try to enjoy this world. That is false. Everything engaged for Kṛṣṇa's— that is reality."
"The ācārya knows how to adjust things. The real purpose is how one will take to spiritual consciousness, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Wake up, sleeping souls! Wake up, sleeping souls! How long will you sleep in the lap of the witch called Maya?"
"With every rising and setting of the sun, a day passes and is lost. Then, why do you remain idle and not serve the Lord of the heart?"
"So we have to vibrate the transcendental sound. Then we shall be saved from the plundering business of the sun."
"The pressure Maya is elephant-like, big, but the roaring of Nrsimhadeva can drive away many elephants."
"Krishna Consciousness is not a hackneyed thing but it is something which is our natural and original consciousness."
"That is Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, from spiritual world. But there is no customer. That is the difficulty."
"So if you actually feel for your country, for your community, for your people, just spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness. They're dying."
"He can comprehend the happiness and distress of all living entities."
"What to speak of My devotee, even those who are devotees of My devotee are very dear to Me."
"If one simply learns this technique and sincerely surrenders himself to the Lord, his path is immediately open."
"'Oh, so many people, they have got a spiritual master. Let me have also some spiritual master.' It is not like that."
"God is everywhere. He is prepared to guide you. He is prepared to help you. Because He is father, He is always prepared."
"Kṛṣṇa consciousness is not a sentiment. It is backed by knowledge and practical knowledge."
"It is not a cheap thing that immediately you learn God. But if you are submissive—if you are really inquisitive—then God reveals unto you."
"A spiritual master is to be tested whether he is holy man, and whether there is corroboration in the statement of the scripture."
"My father was a pure devotee of the Lord, and when I was only four or five years old, my father gave me a couple of forms of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa."
"So far my present life is concerned, I do not remember any part of my life when I was forgetful of Krsna."
"We should always try to mold the activities of our lives in such a way that we will constantly remember Viṣṇu, or Kṛṣṇa. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"With love, with respect, with designated duties, if you be engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then your life will be successful."
"Any principles of religion current in the world, they are all included in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, any principle."
"To prosecute Krishna Consciousness there is no limitation, no material impediment can stop progress of Krishna Consciousness."
"Our program is that no matter what our engagement may be, we shall perform it in Krishna Consciousness..."
"Devotee generally remembers Kṛṣṇa. But even if he cannot, Kṛṣṇa will help him."
"Even the guru is not physically present, if you follow the vāṇī, then you are getting help."
"So our only request is that you chant Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, and you will feel very much happy. There will be no anxiety."
"My dear boy, why you are suffering so much? You are the son of such and such very rich man. Your father has got so much property."
"Live peacefully, chant Hare Krishna and try to serve the cause as best as possible."
"The only fear I have is that you may fight. Please do not. That will ruin everything we have done."
"So difficulties may be there, but you have to struggle against the difficulties and you have to adopt the process. Then your difficulties will be over."
"Kṛṣṇa's grace is always there, but we spoil Kṛṣṇa's grace. That is our business."
"Better to boil the milk now very vigorously and make it thick and sweet, that is the best process."
"Our philosophy is, if anyone comes, let him take prasada, chant Hare Krsna and be happy."
"So much hard labor. I started with very humble condition. Now it has come to this, such exalted position. You don't spoil it. That is my request."
"So they gave me a free ticket, and the government allowed me to take with me forty rupees. In this state, condition, I started for New York."
"I am not qualified, but only qualification is that I tried to do the best, that's all. That much qualification."
"If one is situated in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, in the greatest calamity of this world, he'll not be disturbed. This is the greatest profit."
"As I have repeatedly said, that Krishna Consciousness is developed by following two parallel lines..."
"Somehow or other if one can please a pure devotee of the Lord, such action means immediate satisfaction of the Lord..."
"The word paramahaṁsa mentioned here means 'the supreme swan.' It is said that the swan can draw milk from a mixture of milk and water..."
"Factually, the spiritually developed person is able to have the television of the kingdom of God always reflected within his heart."
"They will not give you protection. Nobody will give you protection. You have to protect yourself. Everyone is responsible for his own work."
"A pure devotee is never very anxious to go back to the kingdom of God. He entirely depends on the good will of the Lord."
"Communion with the Lord by transmission of the transcendental sound is nondifferent from the whole spirit Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa."
"To be instrumental to the direct will of the Lord is the natural constitutional position of the living entity."
"But by the Grace of Krishna, practically all the devotees and disciples who have kindly joined me, they are, their symptoms are pure devotees."
"You said in your lecture that everybody... I think that's what you said, that everybody in the material world is...in māyā. But you can't be in māyā."
"When you find a devotee is supposed in difficulty it is not the work of Maya but it is the work of the Lord by His Personal internal energy."
"Krishna instructs Arjuna that the mahatma, the pure devotee, is he who has fully surrendered himself unto the spiritual nature."
"We are working neither on the sensual platform, nor on the mental platform, nor on the intellectual platform."
"Devotee: So the pure devotee is sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha. Prabhupāda: Yes."
"Without being blessed by a pure devotee, no one can be fully satisfied, nor can anyone understand the transcendental position of the Supreme Personality..."
"Perhaps you remember the verse in the tenth chapter of Bhagavad-gita that the Lord Himself supplies the light and intelligence from within the heart..."
"Tribulations imposed upon the devotees by the Lord constitute another exchange of transcendental bhāva between the Lord and the devotees."
"Srila Prabhupada is certainly one of Mahaprabhu's most amazingly successful instruments of salvation."
"So I get great pleasure when I see my own disciples from America going to far off places leaving their rich nation with all facilities and their families, to preach."
"Our aim is to make all people happy. Sarve sukhino bhavantu. This is the Vedic mission. Everyone should be happy."
No Politics A Vaisnava will undergo all tribulation for others (April 2):
"Politics means planning for one's own happiness. That is politics. So in our society there should be no diplomacy, no politics."
"The secret of success in Krishna Consciousness is to render service to Krishna to the best of our capacity."
"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?'"
"In the material world, all these situations are meant for tribulation, but in Krishna consciousness, they are meant for advancement."
"Krishna does not require anyone's help or service, but if we serve Him, even in a very small capacity, He will accept it. So that is our only hope."
"The smile of such a Kṛṣṇa conscious person is so attractive that simply by smiling he wins so many admirers, disciples and followers."
"In every state devotional service is joyful. One can execute devotional service even in the most poverty-stricken condition."
"Fight... Without fight where is life? If there is no fighting, then what is that life? That is dead stone."
"Mature understanding of Krsna consciousness means that whatever condition of life I am in at present, that is Krsna's special mercy upon me..."
"Over the years I've come across various articles, statements and websites which have been critical or even downright offensive towards Srila Prabhupada."
"We are modern day Vaisnavas and we must preach vigorously using all the means available."
"My Guru Mahārāja used to say that the whole world is full of everything. Only scarcity is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Only scarcity."
"When a Krishna Conscious person is elevated to a responsible position, he never becomes puffed up."
"The Lord's feelings are like those of a father, who feels pain when his child is in pain. Therefore, offenses at the lotus feet of a devotee are serious."
"You take your birth once in some form of body. You live for some time. Then you have to give up this body. Then you have to accept another body."
"The pāpīs, the sinful men, they never enjoy. Just like in New York you have seen in Bowery Street, the drunkard... What is called?"
"Whatever you do, it doesn't matter. You have to test it, whether you are doing it for Kṛṣṇa. That is your perfection."
"We are so fortunate to be in this human form of life, and to have the opportunity and the capacity to serve Krishna..."
"So if we become friends like Arjuna to Kṛṣṇa, then Kṛṣṇa will reveal Himself, as He is revealing Himself, 'I am this, I am that, I am this, I am that.'"
"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."
"You are searching after something. If you find Kṛṣṇa then you'll see yes, your goal is attained. Therefore His name is Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa means 'all-attractive.'"
"Prasādam is so nice, if there are few grains of prasāda, even the crows will come. The condemned bird, he will also come."
"Wherever there is Kṛṣṇa, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory..."
"Men without faith in God and His revealed word find no good in this world, nor in the next. For them there is no happiness whatsoever."
"So without faith, you cannot make advance. The skeptics, they have no faith. Therefore they are lost."
"It is Krishna's special favor and mercy that He sometimes forces a devotee to surrender fully to Him."
"The Lord is the original spiritual master, and a person in the disciplic succession can convey the message of the Lord as it is to his sincere disciple."
"There is no difficulty in understanding Kṛṣṇa and to accept Kṛṣṇa consciousness. But we'll not do that; that is our disease."
"There is no difference between me and my picture. Therefore we should honor and keep pictures in that spirit."
"Ācārya means knows. One who knows the purpose of Vedic literature, he practices in his life, and he teaches his disciple, he is called ācārya."
"We have to first receive the merciful benediction from the ācārya, and then Kṛṣṇa will be pleased and He'll also give His blessings."
"You are all helping me in pushing forward this mission of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu coming down by disciplic succession to my Guru Maharaj."
"As fog is vanquished at the first glimpse of sunlight, one's sinful reactions are automatically vanquished as soon as one begins serving a pure devotee..."
"In Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (2.2.5) there is a very nice verse stating that a devotee should always remain dependent on the mercy of the Supreme Lord..."
"A Krishna Conscious person is never falsely puffed-up; he is satisfied with his humble position as the servant of the servant of the servant of Krishna."
"Try to execute this mission wholeheartedly and faithfully and all of you try to broadcast the message to your best capacity."
"All our men have volunteered good service, so the background is good will. So everything should be done on the basis of good will."
"Give them prasādam and let them chant. That is preaching. And if they're educated, let them read books."
"In any condition, your devotional service should not be stopped. That should be the principle, that we are not going to stop, any circumstance."
"Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is the mercy incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
"If you do not follow any bona fide sampradāya, then your path of spiritual advancement will be baffled."
"Don't follow rascals and fools. Then it will be useless waste of time. Follow the great ācāryas."
"You have to approach an ācārya. That is the way of learning transcendental knowledge in all Vedic scriptures."
"If you want Kṛṣṇa, then you have to approach a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa. He can give you, deliver you."
"A pure devotee of the Lord does not live on any planet of the material sky, nor does he feel any contact with material elements."
"The sun is far above the planetary systems, and there is no possibility of its being covered by any kind of cloud..."
A Happy Life Every problem will be solved immediately (February 26):
"To execute this business of Kṛṣṇa consciousness is so easy and happy, and whatever you do, a little, it is your permanent asset."
"If you have only attachment for Kṛṣṇa, then you are in samādhi. You don't require certificate from others. You know yourself."
"How far you are advancing in Kṛṣṇa consciousness you test yourself—how far you have become detached from material consciousness."
"Our progress is slow but sure, when walking down the street, we first place one foot down and when it is firm we take another step."
"As far as my blessing is concerned it does not require my physical presence. If you are chanting Hare Krishna there and following my instructions..."
"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."
"'By the mercy of the spiritual master who is a pure devotee and by the mercy of Kṛṣṇa one can achieve the platform of devotional service."
"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."
"If your father agrees to this process, he also can be taken back to Home, back to Godhead, with my other disciples."
"Pleasure is only a misconception. Do not be sorry if you are in an 'unfortunate' situation."
"The original potency of the sastra remains in these books because I have not added or opinionated anything of my own."
"Such vivid description. Where is such literature throughout the whole world? It is all Kṛṣṇa's mercy."
"So similarly, even if we present our Back to Godhead or any other literature in broken languages, it does not matter..."
"My Guru Maharaj used to say that for one who is not engaged in devotional service, reading all the books is simply like licking the outside of the honey jar."
"I am very pleased that you are doing nicely. But don't be proud. Always remain humble, meek, that 'I am nothing. I cannot...' That will be nice."
"We have worked very hard and established a great institution, but if we think for our personal benefit then it will become ruined."
"So, my dear boys and girls, about six years ago I came to your country single-handed, with these pair of cymbal. Now you are so many chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa."
"When I was alone in your New York, I was thinking, who will listen to me in this horrible, sinful place?"
"So you have now got the golden opportunity of this human form of life, and it is not by chance that you have met your spiritual master..."
"Krishna is called Madana-mohana, which means that He is so attractive that He can defeat the attraction of thousands of Cupids."
"Krishna does not like to see His sincere devotee suffer or become frustrated or depressed."
"I know that you poor girl have been frustrated by the so called society and you deeply needed the shelter of Krishna Consciousness."
"A devotee means, real devotee means, he has no purpose for material gain. That is real devotee."
"One cannot call himself a devotee, but servant he can call himself always."
"'How miserable it is, my dear Kṛṣṇa, O friend of the hopeless! O merciful Lord, how can I pass these thankless days without seeing You?"
"The important thing is that we are engaging our time and energy in the service of the Lord. After all, we are so tiny, what can we do?"
"Krishna is very kind, and He is never ungrateful, and will give you more and more opportunity to serve Him. That is His Mercy."
"Type for Kṛṣṇa, write for Kṛṣṇa, go outside for Kṛṣṇa, saṅkīrtana party, sell book for Kṛṣṇa, bring money for Kṛṣṇa, spend for Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa. That's all."
"A pure devotee always thinks himself as not-devotee. That is a good attitude. If one thinks he is big devotee that is not good, thinking that he is first degree."
"My Guru Mahārāja is Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa-dūta. I am simply trying to carry his order. That's all. I am not Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa-dūta."
"My Guru Maharaja used to say, 'Anything material, if it is used for the service of Krishna, it is a mistake to give it up.'"
"Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura used to say, 'There is no scarcity of anything within this world. The only scarcity is of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.'"
"My Guru Mahārāja, my spiritual master, used to say that you have to select a spiritual master not by seeing but by your ear, but by hearing."
"There are many examples in history of persons who have been very much disabled physically, but still have executed Krishna Consciousness."
"This material body is actually a bad bargain because it is prone to suffer, but we must make the best use of this bad bargain."
"There is no impediment in this world which can stop the flow of the river. Or the waves of the Pacific Ocean."
"Nityananda Prabhu approached Jagai and Madhai at the risk of being personally injured and still He definitely delivered them."
"A devotee’s path to the spiritual kingdom, back home, back to Godhead, is guaranteed."
"Everyone has to take care of his own plane, and if there is any danger, no other plane can help another in that condition."
"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."
"If there is some catastrophe in ant society, the ants may be very much concerned, but human society does not take any notice of it."
"Because the entire world is now following the imperfect directions of conditioned souls, humanity is completely bewildered."
"Presently people are so fallen that they cannot distinguish between a liberated soul and a conditioned soul."
"This Kali-yuga is the ocean of faults. Why should we lament for that? The remedy is there... You chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, you'll become relieved immediately."
"Those who are not faithful on the path of devotional service cannot attain Me, O conqueror of foes, but return to birth and death in this material world."
"You should not take Kṛṣṇa's activities, Kṛṣṇa consciousness, professionally, for livelihood. That is dangerous. Your life should be sacrifice for Kṛṣṇa."
"Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, and Kṛṣṇa will supply everything. Be confident. This is brāhmaṇa."
"So love and devotion to Krishna is the purifying agent and nullifies all the bad effects of this age of Kali yuga."
"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?"
"If you want Kṛṣṇa, then He will give you full chance how to have Kṛṣṇa. And if you don't want Kṛṣṇa, then He'll give you full chance how to forget Kṛṣṇa."
"Guru's business is how to give you Kṛṣṇa, not any material things. For material things, there are so many institution."
"This can be possible when one is very thickly related with the guru. Otherwise, ordinary relationship will not do."
"Our Hare Kṛṣṇa movement is standing on three principal things: chanting, dancing and eating prasādam. It is not very difficult."
"The best thing is to always serve Krishna and depend upon Him at every moment and everything will come."
"Kṛṣṇa's service is so nice that he has no other idea what is happiness except Kṛṣṇa's service. So why shall he desire this or that?"
"The spiritual master is always instructing his disciples and they in turn are always trying to serve their spiritual master."
The Essence The highest aspiration of a devotee (January 1):
"The secret of success in spiritual life is to satisfy one’s spiritual master. This is the essence."
"If one seriously desires to return home, back to Godhead, one must therefore become strong enough by pleasing the spiritual master..."
"Just like this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is quickly spreading all over the world within four, five years. Is it my credit? No. It is credit of Kṛṣṇa."
"We are simply educating people, 'Don't waste your valuable life, the human form of life. If you are missing this chance, you are committing suicide.'"
"So as the father wants to see his sons very happy, similarly, Kṛṣṇa wants to see all of us very happy. That is Kṛṣṇa."
"The whole world is full of problems. They do not know what is their interest. The interest is this Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That they do not know."
"He does not think himself as spiritual master; he thinks himself their servant. Because they have to be trained. Kṛṣṇa has appointed him to train them."
"If you make your friendship with Kṛṣṇa, that will never break. If you make your master Kṛṣṇa, you'll never be cheated."
"So this Krishna Consciousness Movement is based on sincere service to the Lord. We shall always remember this, and then success is assured."
"In this way a devotee becomes fully Kṛṣṇa-ized and, being always situated in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, ultimately goes back to Kṛṣṇa."
"Already on this blog is information explaining 'How To Create Your Own Home Altar, How To Offer Food, Devotee Etiquette, Japa,' and more."
"It is characteristic of advanced Vaiṣṇavas following the principles of bhakti that they think themselves ordinary human beings."
"From my personal point of view, I think that I am so sinful that I cannot even approach Krishna to show me any favor."
"The pure devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa is never inimical to anyone, nor can any sane person be an enemy of a pure devotee."
"This acts like electricity, and if you touch a wire anywhere which is connected to the powerhouse, then you will be in contact with the electric current."
"Some scholars recommend that knowledge and renunciation are important factors for elevating oneself to devotional service. But actually that is not a fact."
"A man bound by the hands and feet cannot free himself—he must be helped by a person who is unbound."
"He understands that what is happiness to him is also happiness to others and that what is distress to him is distressing for others."
"Yes, you are feeling increase in strength with increase in service, and I am not the actual bestower of mercy, rather I am just a messenger for Lord Caitanya..."
Guru Bhakti yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ (December 7):
"That is my life. 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."
"Kṛṣṇa is compared to sunshine, and māyā is compared to darkness. Wherever there is sunshine, there cannot be darkness."
"Krishna and Krishna's name nondifferent. As soon as you chant Hare Krishna, that means Krishna is dancing on your tongue."
"It is characteristic of advanced Vaiṣṇavas following the principles of bhakti that they think themselves ordinary human beings."
"It may or may not be published, but one who is actually sincere in writing, all his ambitions will be fulfilled."
"Every member & worker must learn to sacrifice for God's sake that is the principle of this movement."
"A highly advanced Vaiṣṇava devotee is a friend to all living entities, and consequently he is a friend to his enemies also."
"When I first came to America, when I saw in the Bowery Street, they're lying on the street, And how is that?"
"Instruction alone cannot make one an expert. Unless one is blessed by the spiritual master, or the ācārya, such teachings cannot become fully manifest."
"Since the ācārya is a confidential servitor of the Lord, his heart is always full of compassion for humanity in its suffering."
"Kṛṣṇa consciousness is open to all. Just like we are calling everyone, 'Come and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.' It is open to all."
"I am the father of all living entities. So you come to Me, come to home. You will be happy. I am not poor. I can provide you with all necessities."
"He's sending His bona fide servant as spiritual master. He's coming as incarnation. He's coming as devotee, Lord Caitanya."
"So you please continue to serve Krishna in these ways you have mentioned, and do not feel that your service is any less valuable than that of others."
"If you sincerely, seriously hear from the realized soul, then one day, although nobody can conquer Him, you will be able to conquer Krsna."
"Kṛṣṇa is the property of His pure devotee, and if we take shelter of a pure devotee, he can deliver Kṛṣṇa very easily."
"We had a very big struggle in Bombay for our land. So they wanted to break our temple to drive away. It was a great commotion."
"Now my one request to you all is that you become fully happy by conducting your lives in Krishna Consciousness, and you can know it for sure..."
"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?"
"Yes. Yes. Mind is there also. That is spiritual mind. Everything is spiritual. There is nothing material."
"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."
"The Lord is all-powerful, and by His grace His pure devotee can be as powerful as He may desire, and there is no limit to it."
"So long we are not connected in Kṛṣṇa consciousness or not connected with the Supreme Lord, we shall always be fearful."
"So there is no question of failure in Krishna Consciousness. It is only success. Krishna says, My devotee is never vanquished."
"If your prayers are sincere then Krishna will accept them and if Krishna accepts them then automatically I accept them..."
"Now it will be, some day will come, there will be no more America. You should know it."
"Srila Prabhupada wrote the first three volumes of Srimad-Bhagavatam in his room at the Radha Damodara temple before leaving for America."
"Before death we must prepare ourselves, what is next body. If we are not doing that, then we are killing ourselves, committing suicide."
"While engaged in preaching work, he has to meet with so many opposing elements, and therefore the sādhu has to be very tolerant."
"Similarly, a Vaiṣṇava, a devotee, ocean of mercy. You can draw from it as much mercy as you like; still, it is full."
"So go on with your organization for distribution of my books through press and other modern media and Krishna will certainly be pleased upon you."
"So far as I am concerned, I have accepted you as my disciple and you have accepted me as your spiritual father."
"Here the wonderful fruit of love of Godhead distributed by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu is described."
"Anyone who can stay permanently is welcome. I want that as many devotees stay permanently and become Brijabasis. That will be very inspiring."
"Here are a few drops of nectar in honor of Srila Narottama das Thakura's Disappearance Day."
"So Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura says that we can utilize these enemies, kāma, krodha, lobha—lust, anger, greediness."
"When I initiated you, I accepted you on that very moment as my daughter. So you are eternally my daughter and I am your father. There is no doubt about it."
"It was these little things that Prabhupada said to me that strengthened my connection with him."
"Our dear Godsister, Saradiya devi dasi, departed from this world on Sri Krishna Saradiya Rasayatra to be with her eternal father, Srila Prabhupada."
"The following statements clearly demonstrate Srila Prabhupada's fatherly affection towards his dear spiritual daughter, Saradiya."
"It was the summer of 1969. I was cleaning A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada’s apartment on 26 2nd Ave in New York City."
"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."
"What Kṛṣṇa says, we have to accept that. Then we are safe. Otherwise we are lost again."
"A disciple who has actual love for his spiritual master is endowed, by the blessings of the spiritual master, with all confidential knowledge."
"Human society is meant to create a spiritual atmosphere by spreading the spirit of Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"A sincere worker is always recognized by Krishna."
"We don't want anything from you. Please come and chant with us. That is our request."
"Still I am traveling all over the world. I am simply interested that whatever I have done, it may not be vanquished in my absence."
"My Guru Mahārāja used to say that this press is bṛhad-mṛdaṅga. Bṛhat means bigger, at large, bigger mṛdaṅga, bigger."
"Personally I have no credit for myself, but I am trying to act as faithful servant of my predecessors and just presenting without any adulteration the message..."
"My Guru Mahārāja used to say that 'Don't try to see God. You work in such a way that God will see you.'"
"When you are typing, you should know that it is as good as chanting, because the work is also on the matter of Krishna."
"So we should not be disturbed by the dangers of this material world. If we are actually Kṛṣṇa conscious, we should face the danger and depend on Kṛṣṇa."
"Since Kṛṣṇa and His holy name are identical, the holy name is eternally pure and beyond material contamination."
"If you want to know me, then you must know about me from me. You can not speculate about me."
"When one sees the face of Radharani, he immediately hates the beauty of the moon. Her bodily complexion defeats the beauty of gold."
"Srimati Radharani is as fully spiritual as Krishna. No one should consider Her to be material. She is definitely not like the conditioned souls."
"The following are just a few of the many quotes from Srila Prabhupada which encourage us to approach Krishna through the mercy of Srimati Radharani."
"To err is human. Anyone commits mistake. There is no doubt about it."
"Over the years devotees and friends have asked me what it was like preaching and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books in the Middle East in the late '70s..."
"Five thousand Arabic Bhagavad-gitas and thousands of Arabic Isopanisads were distributed in the midst of civil war."
"They have no other desire. They simply want to satisfy their spiritual master and Kṛṣṇa."
"Kṛṣṇa is the lover of Rādhā. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vṛndāvana."
"So I have no right to accept service from any disciple, but on behalf of Krishna I can accept."
"As an astrologer can see the future fate of a man, or an astronomer can foretell the solar and lunar eclipses..."
"One has to become very humble. Christ also says, 'The kingdom of God is for the humble and the meek.'"
"Of course, my students, they offer me so much respect, but all these respects are due to my spiritual master. I am nothing."
"Why should he not? If he thinks that he has committed offense, why should he not ask excuse?"
"The true ācārya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa’s mercy. Indeed, he is personally embracing Kṛṣṇa."
"If a student tries to satisfy his immediate Acarya or the Spiritual Master, that is the only qualification for advancing in Krsna consciousness."
"Love means for everyone. Samaḥ sarveṣu bhūteṣu. Equality to all living entities. That is real love. That is real concern, Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"If you do little thing for the service of the Lord, it is noted in the notebook of Kṛṣṇa. Don't think that your labor is going in vain."
"When you are helping my missionary activities I am always thinking of you and you are always thinking of me. That is real association."
"So the presence of Krishna is always everywhere, but it is simply manifested by your service. That is the technique."
"The devotee does not feel hackneyed or stereotyped, nor does he feel that he is in a stagnant position."
"That love is there, dormant, for Lord Jagannath. Simply we have to revive it. Not that it is something new. Simply we have to remember."
"As long as one is very much attached to material enjoyment, one cannot concentrate his mind on the subject matter of devotional service."
"Without worshiping the lotus feet of a great devotee, one cannot be freed from māyā's influence."
"But one test is that all the devotees should be satisfied. They have given their lives to Krishna, so we should see they are always happy."
"They are gopīs of Kṛṣṇa. They are enjoyable by Kṛṣṇa. I have to serve them. They're gopīs. Because I am servant of the servant."
"People are so rascal, so condemned, so sinful, it is very, very difficult to raise them. Very difficult."
"That is my misdeed—that I accepted some disciples who are nonsense. That is my misdeed."
"If one tries to follow the footprints of great personalities, that is very nice, but we cannot imitate. Imitate. Imitation is dangerous."
"Unless one is blessed by the spiritual master, or the ācārya, such teachings cannot become fully manifest."
"The mercy of the spiritual master is always there, but we have to take it."
I Was Alone Srila Prabhupada faced insurmountable odds (July 22):
"At that time none of you were with me. I was alone. I was completely dependent on anyone."
"Such a personality is kṛṣṇāliṅgita-vigraha—that is, he is always embraced by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa."
"Go on with Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Don't be disappointed or hopeless, even there is some trouble."
"Even the most learned man cannot understand the words, activities and symptoms of a person situated in love of Godhead."
"If there is any miracle, that miracle is that we present things as they are, that's all, without any adulteration."
"In the beginning there may be some failures. That is quite natural. Just a child is trying to stand, he may fall down."
"Our process is to receive knowledge from a person who knows past, present and future. Just like Kṛṣṇa and the ācāryas. They know."
"The atomic bomb is already there, and as soon as the next war breaks out, all their skyscrapers and everything else will be finished."
"My Guru Mahārāja used to say that this press is bṛhad-mṛdaṅga. Bṛhat means bigger, at large, bigger mṛdaṅga, bigger."
"A Vaiṣṇava, or devotee of Lord, his life is dedicated for the benefit of the people."
"Nobody is safe here. At any moment the life may be finished. Nobody can guarantee."
"Srila Prabhupada, when you are not present with us, how is it possible to receive instructions, for example, on questions that may arise?"
"By the grace of Kṛṣṇa, a devotee can become anything."
"Love means you must give something. You are taking something from Kṛṣṇa. Why not give something?"
"I am so much obliged to you for your valued cooperation in spreading my movement of Krishna Consciousness throughout the whole world."
"Women, men have equal rights to become godly and back to home, back to Godhead."
"There are many devotees who are engaged in the propagation of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, and they require help."
"So unnecessary waste of life, we should be very careful. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is the criterion of Kṛṣṇa conscious life."
"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."
"In other words, not only can a pure devotee easily surpass death, but by his grace his followers can also do so without difficulty."
"You'll find all our boys and girls, they're always jubilant. Unless they are jubilant, they cannot dance in this way. It is not dancing dogs."
"When something is arranged by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one should not be disturbed by it, even if it appears to be a reverse..."
"Why we are welcoming these children? Because he is part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa."
"Each and every soul has a potent, confidential, eternal relationship with the Personality of Godhead."
"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."
"You have written: 'We are all eager for the day when your books are recognized as the greatest masterpieces of all.'"
"It is not that everyone should be equally expert. But the thing that is needed is that we should be serious and sincere in our engagement."
"We do not bother what will happen tomorrow. But we are very nicely maintained by Kṛṣṇa's grace. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"There is nothing inauspicity, because whatever you have done sincerely, that is recorded in the book, in the Kṛṣṇa's book."
"This is the world of duality. One should not think that because he has fallen sick he has fallen from Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"We are always in danger, and we should always think of the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa. Then we are safe."
"So even the walls, they hear, then our kīrtana is sufficient. You don't mind."
"He is sitting in our heart. He knows what we're doing. So He sees, 'He's serving My pure devotee,' immediately there is advancement."
"An acarya who comes for the service of the Lord cannot be expected to conform to a stereotype..."
"The plans of the Supreme Personality of Godhead are understood by His mercy, and the plans of the devotees are as good as His plans."
"Don't try to give trouble to your spiritual master like that. Finish your business in this life."
"Our service to Krsna is voluntary and we are interested only that He shall be pleased, not myself."
"One who distinguishes a particular type of service as inferior or superior, he does not know the value of devotional service. It is all transcendental."
"These my disciples, they are part and parcel of me. Whole mission is going on with their cooperation. But if he says that 'I am equal to my Guru Mahārāja'..."
"I may not be able to do that, but that endeavor will be appreciated by Kṛṣṇa and the spiritual master. That is required."
"What is not possible to achieve in thousands of lives can be achieved in one moment if there is an opportunity to meet a saintly person."
"The true ācārya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa's mercy. Indeed, he is personally embracing Kṛṣṇa."
"When a devotee is put into a situation of distress, his devotional activities are accelerated."
"An uncivilized man can do anything for the satisfaction of his senses. He can kill children, he can kill cows, he can kill brāhmaṇas, he can kill old men..."
"Within a second, Hiraṇyakaśipu and his followers were destroyed, and similarly if this godless civilization continues, it will be destroyed in a second..."
"You cannot survive without my mercy and I cannot survive without your mercy. It is reciprocal. This mutual dependence is based on love..."
"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.'"
"Yet there is another nature, which is eternal and is transcendental to this manifested and unmanifested matter. It is supreme and is never annihilated."
"For those who have accepted the boat of the lotus feet of the Lord, who is the shelter of the cosmic manifestation and is famous as Murāri..."
"If your heart is always crying for God, that is perfect religion. That is perfect religion."
"My grateful acknowledgement is due to Śrīmān George Harrison, now chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, for his liberal contribution of $19,000 to meet the entire cost..."
"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."
"Naturally, if you are cheated, you become suspicious. But this does not mean that if you are cheated once, you will always be cheated."
"We think that we have met Your Goodness by the will of providence, just so that we may accept you as captain of the ship..."
"So our this Vaiṣṇava philosophy, process, is go through the ācārya. Servant of the servant of the servant. We should try to become servant of the servant."
"You cannot write anything which is not approved by the superior authorities. Therefore, we have to give examples, quotations from the śāstra..."
"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..."
"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."
"We are pushing on this Kṛṣṇa consciousness not by whims. It is approved by great ācāryas. We are following their footsteps. That's all. That is our business."
"When Prahlāda Mahārāja’s father was putting him into dangerous predicaments, Prahlāda was always thinking of Kṛṣṇa."
"So you have got this opportunity, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Everything is explained in the Bhagavad-gītā, what is what. Do not lose this opportunity."
"Sahajiyā... Sahaj means easy. Easy-going. They will smoke cigarette at the same time they will play rasa-līlā. This is sahajiyā. This is sahajiyā."
"Just like this our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, the head of the institution must be a saintly person. Otherwise how he can become a controller?"
"One may or may not know the value of chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, but if one somehow or other chants it, he will immediately be purified..."
"We should not be very much anxious about being famous. Not, 'Oh, there is a great man who knows everything about spirit and who is perfect.' No."
"Yes I am glad that your center is doing so well and all the devotees are now appreciating the presence of their spiritual master by following his instructions."
"My dear Lord, any person who is constantly awaiting Your causeless mercy to be bestowed upon him, and who goes on suffering the resultant actions..."
"Regarding your questions are the Spiritual Master and the Grand Spiritual Master consciously aware of the prayers of a sincere devotee who prays..."
"Even though such literature is presented in broken language or grammatical inconsistency or rhetorical irregularity, still, those who are saintly persons..."
"This Back to Godhead will always remain the backbone of the Society because the more the magazine is popular the more our Society becomes popular."
"Thank you for reading my books and appreciating them. Please continue to do so. That will help you advance nicely in spiritual life."
"The description given in these books, are not mundane speculations, but they are authorized versions of liberated souls, presented by our humble self."
"Success or no success: it doesn't matter. The only thing is that we should try our best."
"How you will get peace of mind? Here in the material world you cannot be endowed with the peace of mind. It is not possible."
"The time one devotes in a Kṛṣṇa consciousness temple cannot be taken away. It is an asset—a plus, not a minus."
"Even if one wanders for many millions of years, from the time of creation until the time of annihilation, one cannot get free..."
"Even though a person is rejected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the devotees of the Lord do not reject him..."
"The Lord is all powerful, and by His grace His pure devotee can be as powerful as He may desire, and there is no limit to it."
"It is not by education or grammatical knowledge you can learn anything. No. It is by the grace of the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
"I may inform you that all our children born of the Krishna conscious parents, they are welcome and I want hundreds of children like that."
"If the spiritual master is pleased, then Kṛṣṇa is pleased. That you are singing daily: yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādo yasyāprasādān na gatiḥ kuto 'pi."
"Just like a rope comes down the well so that anyone who may catch the rope from any position is sure to be delivered..."
"So if you want to understand Kṛṣṇa, then you have to take the life of devotion. And one who does not take to this life of devotion, he cannot understand..."
"Although we find in the neophyte devotee some bad behavior due to his past experience, so we should not take him as nondevotee."
"A sincere devotee who follows the instructions of the spiritual master certainly gets direct instructions from his heart from the Supersoul."
"Love means without any personal profit. If I love God for some profit, that is business; that is not love."
"I have narrated several times the story of a brāhmaṇa in South India. He was illiterate, and he was reading Bhagavad-gītā."
"Kavirāja Gosvāmī here stresses kṛpā-siddha, perfection by the mercy of superior authorities."
"My dear Lord, any person who is constantly awaiting Your causeless mercy to be bestowed upon him, and who goes on suffering the resultant actions..."
"In the spiritual platform, there is no such distinction that one is on the higher level or one is on the lower level. Paṇḍitāḥ sama-darśinaḥ (BG 5.18)."
"I am glad to see that bona fide students like you will undergo any kind of trouble for the satisfaction of the spiritual master."
"So please do not ever become discouraged. That is one of the defects of conditioned life."
"I hope you will not misunderstand the position of the Acharya who is so important a figure in the matter of learning the transcendental science."
"When the king or governmental head does not follow the proper principles, nature deals out the punishments in the forms of war, famine and so forth."
"If you want to enjoy life forgetting Krishna, forgetting God, then Krishna will give you all facility so that you can forget..."
"If Kṛṣṇa desires to kill somebody, nobody can give him protection -- no power. And if He wants to save somebody, nobody can kill him."
"God does not interfere with your little independence. If you want to act according to the order of God, then God will help you."
"In the Bhagavad-gītā you will find that mṛtyuḥ sarva-haraś ca aham (BG 10.34). Kṛṣṇa says that 'I am death.' And what is the meaning of death?"
"The devotee realizes the presence of God by devotional service, whereas the atheist realizes the presence of God in the shape of death."
"So try to preach this Krishna Consciousness Movement amongst the hippies there, and simply induce them to chant Hare Krishna."
"The Lord bestows special favor upon His devotee by taking away all his material opulences."
"The Personality of Godhead said: If I especially favor someone, I gradually deprive him of his wealth."
"My dear Pārvatī, there are different methods of worship, and out of all such methods the worship of the Supreme Person is considered to be the highest."
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and Lord Nityānanda, who are like the sun and moon."
"O my Lord, the transcendental body of Krishna is very sweet, and His face is even sweeter than His body."
"So this movement, Krishna consciousness movement, is a declaration of war with māyā."
"Krishna is within you. He is sitting within your heart as a friend, not as an enemy. Krishna is always your friend."