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As Respectable as Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Addressed as Prabhupada (April 27):
"Lord Viṣṇu is the eternal Lord of everyone, and the representative of Lord Viṣṇu is the Lord’s confidential servant. Such a person acts as the spiritual master for neophyte Vaiṣṇavas; therefore the spiritual master is as respectable as Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya or Lord Viṣṇu Himself."

That Authority I Have Got Srila Prabhupada is authorized (April 26):
"Devotee: One professor the other day was trying to convince one of our boys that you were coming in the disciplic succession and were authorized to translate all these books. Prabhupada: Yes, that is right."

Crying for Kṛṣṇa (Compilation) The perfect religion (April 25):
"If your heart is always crying for God, that is perfect religion. That is perfect religion. Therefore Caitanya Mahāprabhu says, śūnyāyitaṁ jagat sarvam: 'Oh, without Kṛṣṇa, I am feeling the whole world is vacant.' Vacant, yes. So we have to come to that stage."

It is a Question of Mercy Not by wealth or education (April 24):
"Caitanya Mahāprabhu says, guru-kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya, by the mercy of guru, by the mercy of Kṛṣṇa. It is a question of mercy. It is not the question of scholarship or opulence or richness. No. The whole bhakti-mārga depends on the mercy of the Lord. So we have to seek the mercy."

Pure Devotion Approaching Krishna with the right attitude (April 23):
"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."

Prabhupada Blesses George Harrison (Compilation) (April 22):
"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 of printing this volume. May Kṛṣṇa bestow upon this nice boy further advancement in Kṛṣṇa consciousness."

George Harrison Remembers Prabhupada A childlike simplicity (April 21):
"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. None of us are God—just His servants. He just made me feel so comfortable. I always felt very relaxed with him, and I felt more like a friend."

Finding a Genuine Guru Those who are fortunate have accepted (April 20):
"Naturally, if you are cheated, you become suspicious. But this does not mean that if you are cheated once, you will always be cheated. You should find someone genuine."

The Captain of the Ship (Compilation) Crossing the ocean of Kali (April 19):
"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 for those who desire to cross the difficult ocean of Kali, which deteriorates all the good qualities of a human being."

The Drying Process bahūnāṁ janmanām ante (April 18):
"How does that work, that if somebody has the association of a pure devotee for only a lava, one-eleventh of a second, that he attains all perfection?"

The Merciful Benediction of the Ācārya dāsa-dāsānudāsaḥ (April 17):
"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."

The Qualification for Writing Vaiṣṇava Literature (Compilation) (April 16):
"You cannot write anything which is not approved by the superior authorities. Therefore, we have to give examples, quotations from the śāstra, that 'What I am speaking, it is supported by the śāstra.' Not that 'I have inventive power.'"

Kṛṣṇa is Very, Very Beautiful Sri Radha Raman, Vrindavan (April 15):
"When your loving spirit is developed fully like the full moon, then in the full moon night, as you can visualize the whole city, similarly, by raising yourself to the platform of loving service of Kṛṣṇa, you will see God face to face."

Heart Wash Not Brainwash (Conversation) Vrindavan, 1976 (April 14):
"Brainwash? No, it is heartwash. (laughter) We can send this, 'It is not brainwash, but it is heartwash.' Of course, brain and heart practically same."

The Merciful Propaganda Mercy from all sides (April 13):
"Krsna is always merciful and He comes Himself, He leaves behind Him instruction like the Bhagavad Gita, etc. and He sends His representative, the Spiritual Master. In this way the merciful propaganda is going on."

Bhaktivedanta Manor Pancha-Tattva Painting Creating divine art (April 12):
"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."

As Magnanimous as Lord Caitanya A heart filled with compassion (April 12):
"One who executes Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission must be considered eternally liberated. He is a transcendental person and does not belong to this material world."

Somehow Fix Your Mind on Krishna How to overcome anxiety (April 11):
"It is quite evident that you are feeling anxiety in your mind. The best way to overcome this, the way to control the mind is to become Krsna conscious."

Do Not Be Disturbed Never mind big, big programmes (April 11):
"Do not be disturbed. There is no cause for anxiety. You are doing your best to serve Krishna, that is very much appreciated, so do not lose enthusiasm out of frustration, that will spoil everything."

The Mind of a Great Devotee Not agitated by anything (April 10):
"This material world is often described as an ocean of nescience. In such an ocean, everything is agitated. The mind of a great devotee is also like an ocean or a very large lake, but there is no agitation."

The Real Asset Eagerness to serve and love Kṛṣṇa (April 10):
"If you are anxious to serve Kṛṣṇa, that is the real asset. Kṛṣṇa is unlimited. What service we can offer to Him? And He has got unlimited servants also. What service He requires from you and me? He's perfect in Himself."

My Dear Boys and Girls Prabhupada writes to his disciples (April 9):
"Please accept my blessings and my message unto you is that this Krishna Consciousness movement in your country is the greatest boon to you all. Please take full advantage of this movement and be successful within this life."

The Golden Opportunity (Compilation) Carpe diem! (April 8):
"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 by following always in his footsteps and very quickly you will attain the supreme perfection of your life."

A Question of Faith (Compilation) Not any other things (April 7):
"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. Yasya deve parā bhaktir yathā deve tathā gurau. Yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ. This is the secret."

Following in the Footsteps (Compilation) evaṁ paramparā-prāptam (April 6):
"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."

Srila Prabhupada Pranati Prayer to Srila Prabhupada (April 5):
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa, having taken shelter at His lotus feet."

Honoring Lord Rāmacandra (Compilation) Rāma Navami (April 4):
"There is no difference between Rāma and Kṛṣṇa. Both are the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Simply they are expansions of the same Absolute Truth."

Why Is a Devotee Put in Danger? Vipadaḥ santu tāḥ śaśvat (April 3):
"When Prahlāda Mahārāja’s father was putting him into dangerous predicaments, Prahlāda was always thinking of Kṛṣṇa. So if we are put into a dangerous position and that danger gives us an impetus to remember Kṛṣṇa, that is welcome: 'Oh, I am getting this opportunity to remember Kṛṣṇa.'"

Advice for the Common Man Rituals are not enough (April 2):
"Because the common man is unable to control the senses and the mind, it is his duty to seek the shelter of a great soul or a great devotee of the Lord and just try to please him. That will make his life perfect."

Unhappy to See Others Unhappy Para-duḥkha-duḥkhī (April 1):
"Vaiṣṇava is not satisfied that 'Because I have no problem, I can chant anywhere and enjoy.' No. Still, Vaiṣṇava takes the risk."

Do Not Lose This Opportunity By the mercy of guru and Kṛṣṇa (April 1):
"So you have got this opportunity, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Everything is explained in the Bhagavad-gītā, what is what. Do not lose this opportunity."

We Should Not Become Sahajiyās (Compilation) (March 31):
"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. They will do all nonsense; still, they will become God, imitation of God."

Our Well-Wisher Friend A true mahātmā has a good heart (March 30):
"A Vaiṣṇava or spiritual master or a saintly person is suhṛdaḥ. Suhṛdaḥ means he is well-wisher friend."

The Head of the Institution (Compilation) (March 29):
"Just like this our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, the head of the institution must be a saintly person. Otherwise how he can become a controller? Controller there must be. That what is the qualification of the controller? He must be a saintly person."

To All Governing Board Commissioners (Letter) (March 28):
"Over the past ten years I have given the framework and now we have become more than the British Empire. Even the British Empire was not as expansive as we."

Hare Krishna Is So Powerful (Compilation) Even jokingly (March 27):
"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, just as one who takes a potent medicine will feel its effects, regardless of whether he takes it knowingly or unknowingly."

We Should Not Be Anxious for Fame (Compilation) (March 27):
"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. We should be very sincere to understand things as they are. We should not falsely claim which I am not."

Having the Right Spirit (Compilation) A devotional tone of heart (March 26):
"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, although he is no longer present. This is the right spirit."

The Guide of All Devotees Think of Kṛṣṇa and expect His mercy (March 25):
"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 of his past misdeeds, offering You respectful obeisances from the core of his heart, is surely eligible to become liberated, for it has become his rightful claim."

No Sincere Prayers Go in Vain They are transmitted positively (March 24):
"Regarding your questions are the Spiritual Master and the Grand Spiritual Master consciously aware of the prayers of a sincere devotee who prays in love to Them?—the answer is that no conscious prayers go in vain."

Pure Devotees Are like Bees and Swans Tasting sweet nectar (March 23):
"Lord Caitanya's movement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness is full of dancing and singing about the pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa. It is compared herein to the pure waters of the Ganges, which are full of lotus flowers. The enjoyers of these lotus flowers are the pure devotees, who are like bees and swans."

Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary Reaching a milestone (March 22):
"Today The Prabhupada Connection is celebrating its 15th year online. Thanks to our readers around the world this humble website has its exceeded all expectations. The message is a simple one and is based on our firm conviction that Srila Prabhupada is forever available to all sincere souls."

Back to Godhead Interview An interview with our editor (March 22):
"Srila Prabhupada was so humble that he placed all the emphasis on Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, but it's up to us, his disciples and followers, to inform the world about Krishna's beloved pure devotee who sacrificed so much to spread Krishna Consciousness around the globe."

The Vaisnava Journal in PDF Five volumes in full (March 22):
The Vaisnava Journal from the 1980s is now available in PDF. The journal was created to help devotees work through our differences in a respectful and co-operative manner with the aim of preserving the loving mood in our spiritual family after the departure of Srila Prabhupada.

Serving Lord Jagannatha May He be the object of my vision (March 21):
"Yes, to please Lord Jagannatha means to go on serving Him to the best of your ability. That love is there, dormant, for Lord Jagannatha. Simply we have to revive it. Not that it is something new. Simply we have to remember."

The Sun and Moon Rise Together The mercy of Gaura-Nitai (March 21):
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and Lord Nityānanda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauḍa to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all."

We Must Serve Krishna Seriously Serving Krishna is a privilege (March 21):
"We should never think that oh, my service is so much valuable to Krishna; I am performing such nice service. No. But we must take our service seriously because it will be to our benefit and Krishna will be pleased."

The Royal Road of Liberation Attachment to Prabhupada (March 20):
"Every learned man knows very well that attachment for the material is the greatest entanglement of the spirit soul. But that same attachment, when applied to the self-realized devotees, opens the door of liberation."

A Clear Conception of God Kṛṣṇa is not an artist's imagination (March 19): 
"They have no clear conception of God, because they are sinful. We can give the name, address and everything of God, clear conception, not vague idea, 'God may be like this. God may be like that.' Why maybe? Here is God."

Saintly Persons Adore Such Literature Revolutionary knowledge (March 18): 
"Even though such literature is presented in broken language or grammatical inconsistency or rhetorical irregularity, still, those who are saintly persons adore such literature. They hear such literature, and chant it and adore it, simply because the Supreme Lord is being glorified in this literature."

The Backbone of Our Society (Compilation) Back to Godhead (March 17): 
"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."

Just Like a Lunatic Asylum Letter to German disciples (March 16): 
"We cannot expect that the people of Kali-yuga will welcome our attempt to spread Krsna consciousness. It is just like a lunatic asylum: The patients are running around madly and when the doctor tries to give them treatment, they insist that they are not crazy."

The Importance of Prabhupada's Books (Compilation) (March 15): 
"Thank you for reading my books and appreciating them. Please continue to do so. That will help you advance nicely in spiritual life. By reading my books and chanting Hare Krishna, your life will become perfect."

Without Any Adulteration (Compilation) Purity is the force (March 14): 
"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 strength is not in us, but the strength is in the Supreme Lord."

Whatever You Do for Kṛṣṇa, Do It Nicely (Conversation) (March 13): 
"So you do your business nicely. That is expert. And when it is dovetailed in Kṛṣṇa, there is no gradation that this business is better and that business is lower because everything is for Kṛṣṇa. So that business becomes Kṛṣṇa. Do it nicely and Kṛṣṇa is satisfied."

Lord Chaitanya's Moon is Rising (Video) (Gaura Purnima, 2017): 
"Lord Chaitanya's moon is rising/ No it's not at all surprising/ That we're singing in the street/ Telling everyone we meet we're going home."

Try Your Best to Serve Kṛṣṇa (Compilation) (March 10):
"Success or no success: it doesn't matter. The only thing is that we should try our best. So that I know you are doing your best, and Krishna will be very much pleased upon you all."

Prabhupada Is So Beautiful There is no comparison (March 9):
"Devotee: 'You must be higher than the paramahaṁsa stage, Prabhupada.' Prabhupada: 'I am lower than you. I am lower than you.'"

How to Attain Peace of Mind (Compilation) (March 8):
"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. Why? Because here everything is māyā."

There Is No Loss in Kṛṣṇa Consciousness (Compilation) (March 7):
"The time one devotes in a Kṛṣṇa consciousness temple cannot be taken away. It is an asset—a plus, not a minus. The duration of life, so far as the body is concerned, may be taken; however one tries to keep it intact, no one can do it. But the spiritual education we receive in Kṛṣṇa consciousness cannot be taken away by the sun. It becomes a solid asset."

Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava (Video) Srila Prabhupada sings for the Lord (March 6):
"Kṛṣṇa is the lover of Rādhā. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vṛndāvana."

The Shelter of a Pure Devotee (Compilation) The only resort (March 5):
"Even if one wanders for many millions of years, from the time of creation until the time of annihilation, one cannot get free from the path of material existence unless one receives shelter at the lotus feet of a pure devotee."

More Merciful Than the Lord (Compilation) An ocean of mercy (March 4):
"Even though a person is rejected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the devotees of the Lord do not reject him; therefore the Lord's devotees are more merciful than the Lord Himself."

The Power of a Pure Devotee (Compilation) There is no limit (March 3):
"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."

Somehow or Other Get the mercy by hook or by crook (March 2):
"Actually, without the mercy of a devotee nobody can approach the Lord directly—and it is easier to get mercy of a devotee than to get mercy of the Lord."

That Is Real Success How one is faithful to his guru (March 1, 2017):
"It is not by education or grammatical knowledge you can learn anything. No. It is by the grace of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. And that grace comes down through the grace of guru."

A Devotee Is Thoughtful Philosophical thoughts of a Vaiṣṇava (February 28):
"Manīṣiṇaḥ means those who are thoughtful philosophers, those who can take up things by philosophical conclusion, that 'I am consciousness. I am the part and parcel of the supreme consciousness. Therefore my duty is to act according to the supreme consciousness.'"

The Active Principle in Spiritual Life A simple formula (February 27):
"Pleasing the spiritual master is the active principle in spiritual life and offerings made with love and devotion are always pleasing to the spiritual master. Please continue in this way."

Kṛṣṇa Takes Only the Essence All-Merciful Kṛṣṇa (February 26):
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead is known as bhāva-grāhī janārdana because He takes only the essence of a devotee’s attitude."

Bhakti Yoga at Home (Blog) Practicing KC at home (February 25):
"Did you miss out on the 1970's and wish you were there? Start here. Already on this blog is information explaining 'How To Create Your Own Home Altar, How To Offer Food, Devotee Etiquette, Japa,' and more."

Srila Prabhupada Loves Children (Compilation) (February 24, 2017):
"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. Because in future we expect to change the face of the whole world, because child is the father of man."

Because It Is My Duty Srila Prabhupada at 26 Second Ave. (February 23):
"So in spite of all my difficulties, all my inconveniences, I am here because I am in duty. That is my personal convenience, if I go and sit down at Vrndavana, I shall be very comfortable there. And I'll be, I'll have no anxiety, nothing of the sort. You see?"

That Is the Test It's very simple to understand (February 22, 2017):
"If the spiritual master is pleased, then Kṛṣṇa is pleased. That you are singing daily: yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādo yasyāprasādān na gatiḥ kuto 'pi. If the spiritual master is pleased, then Kṛṣṇa is pleased. That is the test. If he is not pleased, then he has no other way."

Simply Chant Wherever Possible There is no expenditure (February 21):
"So anyway, my appeal to you, American people, that you are considered to be the leader of all nations of the world. You should take this Krishna conscious movement very seriously. It is good for you. It is good for the whole world."

Your Ever Well-Wisher (Compilation) Our best friend (February 20):
"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 of my disciples, even though he may leave me."

Don't Give Up the Rope Hang on for dear life (February 19, 2017):
"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 our aim should be to not give up the rope. We must capture the rope very tightly. Then our deliverance is assured."

The Most Compassionate Personality Jaya Srila Prabhupada! (February 18):
"The symptoms of a sādhu are that he is tolerant, merciful and friendly to all living entities. He has no enemies, he is peaceful, he abides by the scriptures, and all his characteristics are sublime."

Open the Bottle of Honey (Compilation) Getting the taste (February 17):
"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 Kṛṣṇa or Kṛṣṇa philosophy, Bhagavad-gītā. It is far, far away."

Pure Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Without material motive (February 16):
"If we are actually surrendered to the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa, our only desire should be to satisfy Kṛṣṇa. That is pure Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Surrender means not that we demand something from the Lord but that we completely depend on His mercy."

Homage to the World Acarya Srila Bhaktisiddhanta's Appearance Day:
"Gentlemen, the offering of such an homage as has been arranged this evening to the acaryadeva is not a sectarian concern, for when we speak of the fundamental principle of gurudeva or acaryadeva, we speak of something that is of universal application."

Adore Ye All (Poem) Srila Prabhupada glorifies his Gurudeva (February 15):
"Adore, adore ye all/ The happy day/ Blessed than heaven/ Sweeter than May/ When he appeared at Puri/ The holy place/ My Lord and Master/ His Divine Grace."

Words of Wisdom By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati (February 15):
"Those who are favored by God find their paths set with thorns. There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life. Circumstances create turmoil and annoyance. Chant the maha mantra loudly and with attachment."

My Guru Maharaj is Great Srila Prabhupada honors his Guru (February 15):
"You have written so many nice things in praise of me but I think that my Guru Maharaj is great. I am not great he is great. So sometimes by the association of the great one appears great."

By the Divine Will of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Guru-bhakti (February 15):
"After all, we are the eternal servants of Krishna, and by the Divine Will of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura we are now combined together, although originally we are born in different parts of the world, unknown to one another."

Kṛṣṇa Wants to Utilize Your Energy Serve Kṛṣṇa any way (February 15):
"So everyone can serve Kṛṣṇa. Prāṇair arthair dhiyā vācā śreya-ācaraṇaṁ sadā (SB 10.22.35). Either with your life, either with your money, either with your intelligence, either with your..., with your words you can serve Kṛṣṇa. Any way. Kṛṣṇa service is not checked. Ahaituky apratihatā. It cannot be checked."

Never-Ending Love Love of Kṛṣṇa will never be expended (February 14):
"So by advancing in love for Kṛṣṇa, you can love your society, your country, your community, your family, your husband, your wife, your children, your friend—everything, complete, pūrṇam."

Madan Mohan, the Enchanter of Cupid (Compilation) (February 14):
"So these are very high-grade spiritual understanding in Krishna consciousness. It is not fiction or imagination, concoction. They are facts. They are facts. And every devotee can have such privileges if he is actually advanced."

Srila Prabhupada's Love (Compilation) (February 14):
"So learn by Krishna consciousness how to love Krishna and how to love your country, your society, your friends, everything. But without loving Krishna, you cannot love. This is the secret."

We Must Stick to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness (Compilation) (February 13):
"Although we find in the neophyte devotee some bad behavior due to his past experience, so we should not take him as nondevotee. Sādhur eva sa mantavyaḥ (BG 9.30). He is sādhu—if he sticks to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And the bad habits which are visible now, it will disappear. It will disappear."

Serving the Spiritual Master Sincerely Yasya prasādād (February 12):
"A sincere devotee who follows the instructions of the spiritual master certainly gets direct instructions from his heart from the Supersoul. Thus a sincere devotee is always helped directly or indirectly by the spiritual master and the Supersoul."

There Is No Impediment to Love of God (Compilation) (February 11):
"Love means without any personal profit. If I love God for some profit, that is business; that is not love. Ahaituky apratihatā. And such love of God cannot be checked by any material cause. In any condition, one can learn how to love God."

Firm Faith in Guru First guru-kṛpā, then kṛṣṇa-kṛpā (February 10):
"I have narrated several times the story of a brāhmaṇa in South India. He was illiterate, and he was reading Bhagavad-gītā. So his friends, village friends, they knew that 'This man is illiterate. How he can read Bhagavad-gītā?' So they were criticizing, 'Hello, brāhmaṇa. How you are reading Bhagavad-gītā?'"

The Mercy of the Spiritual Master Nothing more to attain (February 9):
"Kavirāja Gosvāmī here stresses kṛpā-siddha, perfection by the mercy of superior authorities. This mercy does not depend on the qualifications of a devotee."

Lord Nityananda's Mercy He distributes prema indiscriminately (February 8):
"Lord Nityananda Prabhu offers this pure love of Godhead, pure love of Krishna indiscriminately. He distributes this prema with two hands! He never discriminates whether one is patita or pamara: most degraded, most fallen or most elevated, qualified or not qualified. He never discriminates."

Approaching Nityananda Prabhu The authorized way (February 8):
"So far your questions are concerned. Nityananda is the principle of the Guru. So, the Gurudeva is the incarnation of Nityananda. Anyone strictly following the instruction of the Guru is following Nityananda."

A Devotee Accepts Suffering as a Blessing (Compilation) (February 8):
"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 of his past misdeeds, offering You respectful obeisances from the core of his heart, is surely eligible to become liberated, for it has become his rightful claim."

The Perfect Yogī He is the best philanthropist in the world (February 7):
"He is a perfect yogī who, by comparison to his own self, sees the true equality of all beings, both in their happiness and distress, O Arjuna!"

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves Nothing is impossible (February 6):
"As for determination, one should follow the example of the sparrow who lost her eggs in the waves of the ocean. A sparrow laid her eggs on the shore of the ocean, but the big ocean carried away the eggs on its waves. The sparrow became very upset and asked the ocean to return her eggs."

The Spirit Soul is Equal (Compilation) Seeing with equal vision (February 5):
"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). In the Bhagavad-gītā, therefore, it is said that those who are actually learned, they have no such distinction."

One Must Dedicate His Life to the Guru Become a guru-sevi (February 4):
"I am 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 for a bona fide disciple to become free from his debt to the spiritual master. It is the duty of the disciple to dedicate his life to the service of the spiritual master."

Don't Become Discouraged There is always hope in KC (February 3):
"So please do not ever become discouraged. That is one of the defects of conditioned life. Simply execute your duties in Krsna's service, chant sincerely, and follow the regulative principles faithfully."

The Founder-Acarya (Compilation) Setting the record straight (February 2):
"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. The Acharya is the direct representative of the Personality of Godhead."

The Rascal Leaders (Compilation) Cheaters and cheated (January 31):
"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. Therefore if the governmental head is not aware of life's goal, he should not take charge of ruling the people."

The Beginning of All Auspiciousness Anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyaṁ (January 29):
"Pure devotional service is the only means to attract Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is all-attractive, but pure devotional service attracts even Him. This means that pure devotional service is even transcendentally stronger than Kṛṣṇa Himself, because it is Kṛṣṇa's internal potency."

No Need for the Energy of an Elephant One must be sincere (January 28):
"Really, devotional service means that we have to employ our energies for the purpose of Krishna Consciousness, and it does not matter what is the volume of such energy, because different persons have got different type of energies..."

The Most Valuable Thing in the World Nothing more to gain (January 25):
"Lord Caitanya next asked Rāmānanda Rāya, 'What is the most valuable thing in the world?' Rāmānanda Rāya replied that he who has love for Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa possesses the most valuable jewel and the greatest riches."

The Brahmana and the Sweet Rice An endearing story (January 24):
"In some of the Purāṇas the evidence is given that if someone is simply meditating on devotional activities, he has achieved the desired result and has seen face to face the Supreme Personality of Godhead."

The King of All Moons The perfection of beauty (January 21, 2017):
"In metaphorical language there are many different moons, and they are all one in Krishna -- the moon of the mouth, the moon of the cheeks, the moon-spots of sandalwood pulp, the beauty moon of the fingertips of His hand, and the tip of His toes."

Everyone Should Be Very Humble tṛṇād api sunīcena (January 20, 2017):
"That is the sign of devotee: appreciation of the activities of devotee. This appreciation means a devotee who is actually freed from all contamination, he does not find any fault with other devotee. That is the sign."

It's Up to You Krishna consciousness is voluntary (January 19, 2017):
"If you want to enjoy life forgetting Krishna, forgetting God, then Krishna will give you all facility so that you can forget, and if you want to enjoy life with Krishna consciousness, then Krishna will give you the chance to make progress in Krishna consciousness."

The Substance of Krishna Consciousness KC in a nutshell (January 18):
"Krishna consciousness is not manufactured by us through mental speculation. It is prescribed in the Bhagavad-gita, which says that when we think in Krishna, chant in Krishna, live in Krishna, eat in Krishna, talk in Krishna, hope in Krishna, and sustain in Krishna, we return to Krishna, without any doubt."

Rākhe Kṛṣṇa Māre Ke, Māre Kṛṣṇa Rākhe Ke (Compilation) (January 17):
"When death will come, nobody can check. Death is God. When Kṛṣṇa desires that 'This man should be killed now,' or 'He must die now,' nobody can check. Rākhe kṛṣṇa mare ke mare kṛṣṇa rākhe ke. If Kṛṣṇa desires to kill somebody, nobody can give him protection -- no power. And if He wants to save somebody, nobody can kill him. This is Kṛṣṇa's protection."

Krishna Will Help You Even if you fall down sometimes (January 16):
"God does not interfere with your little independence. If you want to act according to the order of God, then God will help you. Even if you fall down sometimes, if you become sincere -- 'From this time on I shall remain Krishna conscious and execute His orders' -- then Krishna will help you."

The Time of Death, Part 2 (Compilation) Death is certain (January 15):
"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? Death means 'I take everything from him. Finished. I take his body, I take his association, I take his country, I take his society, I take his bank balance, and everything finished.' Sarva-haraḥ. Sarva means 'everything.'"

The Time of Death, Part 1 (Compilation) The ultimate test (January 14):
"The devotee realizes the presence of God by devotional service, whereas the atheist realizes the presence of God in the shape of death. At death everything is finished, and one has to begin a new chapter of life in a new situation, perhaps higher or lower than the last one."

Prospectus -- The League of Devotees May 16, 1953, Jhansi (January 13):
"The Purpose of establishing an association like 'The League of Devotees' on the wish of Om Vishnupada Paramahansa 108 Sree Shreemat Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswatee Goswami Maharaj and Thakur Bhakti Vinode of Navadwipa (W. Bengal) is keenly felt a necessary enterprise on the face of the present world situation with special reference to the degraded and distressed condition of the human being."

Constitution of Association Prabhupada's vision for his society (January 12):
"On July 11, 1966, Srila Prabhupada formally registered ISKCON in the state of New York as a nonprofit, tax-exempt religious organization."

Hippies into Happies Devotees share some blissful memories (January 11):
"I was in the Family Dog when Srila Prabhupada arrived, and it was just so wonderful. Srila Prabhupada was such a swan amongst men, and he floated into the Family Dog Auditorium."

Hippies Are Our Best Customers (Compilation) (January 10, 2017):
"So try to preach this Krishna Consciousness Movement amongst the hippies there, and simply induce them to chant Hare Krishna. If they kindly join in chanting Hare Krishna, that will make our movement successful."

Radha-Krishna Temple, Haight-Ashbury, 1967 (Map) (January 10, 2017):
"By virtue of his complete faith in Krishna and His holy name, Srila Prabhupada quickly established Krishna Consciousness as the genuine 'peace and love' movement which so many were earnestly seeking at the time."

Swami Invites the Hippies Newspaper Headlines, 1967 (January 10, 2017):
"There's a new dance about to sweep the country called the Swami. It's going to replace the frug, watusi, swim and even the good old barn stomp. Why? Because you can do any old step to it and at the same time find real happiness."

If I Especially Favor Someone, Part 2 (Compilation) (January 9, 2017):
"Yasyāham anugṛhnāmi hariṣye tad-dhanaṁ śanaiḥ: (SB 10.88.8) the Lord bestows special favor upon His devotee by taking away all his material opulences. Bali Mahārāja appreciated this behavior by the Lord. Therefore he said, daivena nītaḥ prasabhaṁ tyājita-śrīḥ: 'It is to bring me to the right platform of eternal life that You have put me into these circumstances.'"

If I Especially Favor Someone (Compilation) (January 8, 2017):
"The Personality of Godhead said: If I especially favor someone, I gradually deprive him of his wealth. Then the relatives and friends of such a poverty-stricken man abandon him. In this way he suffers one distress after another."

Bhakti Is Not a Business (Compilation) ahaituky apratihata (January 7):
"We do not want anything as personal remuneration. Because nobody can write up this transcendental transaction who will work for material gain. That is the secret of this movement. Every member & worker must learn to sacrifice for God's sake; that is the principle of this movement."

The Highest Form of Worship (Compilation) (January 6, 2017):
"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. But even higher than the worship of the Lord is the worship of the Lord's devotees."

The Mercy of Gaura-Nitai (Compilation) Nitāi-Gauranga! (January 2, 2017):
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and Lord Nityānanda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauḍa to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all."

Hare Krishna Address (Text and Audio) By Srila Prabhupada (January 1):
"As explained on the cover of the record album, this transcendental vibration -- by chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare -- is the sublime method for reviving our Krishna consciousness."

Beautiful Krishna (Compilation) The source of all beauty (December 31):
"O my Lord, the transcendental body of Krishna is very sweet, and His face is even sweeter than His body. The soft smile on His face, which is like the fragrance of honey, is sweeter still."

The Most Important Place in the World (Srila Jiva Gosvami's Disppearance):
"So you have got this opportunity. So at least for a few days let us sit down here, and under the protection of Srila Rupa Gosvami and Jiva Gosvami. This place is a very sanctified place. They used to assemble here."

Safe and Easy Space Travel (Editorial) Piercing the veil (December 29):
"One of the first books that I read by Srila Prabhupada was Easy Journey to Other Planets. At the time UFO's were a big thing. Television programs like Star Trek, The Outer Limits and Twilight Zone were all the rage."

Fight with Maya (Compilation) Prabhupada leads the way (December 28):
"So this movement, Krishna consciousness movement, is a declaration of war with māyā. Declaration of war, but in a different way -- by this chanting process: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare."

Carving Krishna Out of Hard Wood A young devotee's art (December 27):
"So this life of material existence is just like hard wood and if we can carve Krsna out of it, that is the success of our life."

A Letter to George Harrison Prabhupada writes to George (December 26):
"Great soul does not mean politician, or scholar, or so-called yogi, or any other so-called big, big man, famous musician, or scientist, or anything like that. No, great soul is one who understands that Vasudevah, Krishna, is the cause of all causes and all that is, and then surrenders unto Him."

Swami Jesus (Photo) The Lord speaks through innocent child (December 25):
"I am obliged to your good daughter for awarding me a good degree as SWAMI JESUS which is actually a great honour for me."

Love Krishna (Compilation) Watering the root of the tree (December 24):
"Krishna is within you. He is sitting within your heart as a friend, not as an enemy. Krishna is always your friend. Suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhūtānām (BG 5.29).  You are searching out friends to talk with, to joke with, to love. Krishna is sitting there for that purpose."

The Ocean of Love (Photo) Srila Prabhupada at the Manor (December 23):
"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."

Remembering Krishna (Compilation) (December 22, 2016):
"We can remember Krishna in every moment. We can remember Krishna while taking a glass of water because the taste of water is Krishna. We can remember Krishna as soon as we see the sunlight in the morning, because the sunlight is a reflection of Krishna's Bodily Effulgence."

If You Love Somebody (Photos) San Francisco, 1975 (December 21):
"If you think of me and work for me, then I am in your heart. If you love somebody he is in your heart. It is common thing, everyone understands it."

Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan (Photo) Perfection of the eyes (December 20):
"Sri Sri Radha-Madan Mohan have kindly descended in Their archavigraha form now you must receive Them with that consciousness. And by serving Them you will all develop pure love of Krsna."

Three Kinds of Miserable Condition (Compilation) (December 19, 2016):
"So there are three kinds of miserable condition in this material world, and either of them or all of them, they are always troubling us. This is our position. We have to understand that. We are suffering. That everyone knows. But by illusion we think that 'This is not suffering. This is natural.' No. It is not natural."

If You Cannot Do Anything (Photo) Sri Sri Radha Govinda (December 17):
"So here is Krishna. If you simply think, 'Here is Krishna, Radha-Krishna Deity,' you may be fool number..., rascal number one; that doesn't matter. But you are getting impression of this Radha-Krishna, think of Him: 'Oh, how nicely Krishna is decorated.' This much. No erudite scholarship."

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta's Disppearance Day Lecture (December 16, 2016):
"So today is the Disappearance Day of my guru maharaj. As I told you, that sadhava jiva ma maro va. There was a nice story, the other day I told you that a sage is giving different kinds of blessings to different types of persons."

Manifested Representation of Nityananda (Photo) (December 16, 2016):
"In all the ancient literatures of devotional service and in the more recent songs of Srila Narottama dasa Thakura, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and other unalloyed Vaisnavas, the spiritual master is always considered either one of the confidential associates of Srimati Radharani or a manifested representation of Srila Nityananda Prabhu."

Respecting Srila Prabhupada (Editorial) (December 15, 2016):
"Over the years I've come across various articles, statements and websites which have been critical or even downright offensive towards Srila Prabhupada. As a disciple -- or should I say an aspiring disciple since being a true disciple is no easy thing -- I find these writings to be intolerable and I'll tell you why."

The Importance of Deity Worship (Compilation) (December 14, 2016):
"The Lord is all-powerful, and therefore He is able to accept our service by presentation of His arca form. No one, therefore, should foolishly think the arca in the temple to be an idol."

Ocean of Mercy (Compilation) vāñchā-kalpa-tarubhyaś ca (December 13):
"Vaisnava is the ocean of mercy. There is no end. As you cannot, I mean to say, draw all the waters from the ocean, it is not possible. Similarly, a Vaisnava, a devotee... ocean of mercy. You can draw from it as much mercy as you like, still, it is full."

Arabic Bhagavad-gita As It Is (Front Cover) Glorious Gita (December 10):
"Wherever there is Krishna, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. That is my opinion."

Beirut 1978: A Season in Hell (Photos) Distributing Arabic Gitas (Dec.10):
"Over the years devotees and friends have asked me what it was like preaching and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books in the Middle East back in the late Seventies and early Eighties."

A Devotee is Soft-Hearted (Compilation) (December 9, 2016):
"When the heart is completely softened and devoid of all material desires and when one’s emotional feelings become very strong, one becomes very much attached to Krishna. Such purified emotion is known as pure love."

The Business of a Brahmana (Compilation) (December 8, 2016):
"Brahmana will never ask. Brahmana is eager to give lesson only. That's all. Brahmana is eager to see that people are educated. 'Take free education and be educated. Be a human being.' This is brahmana's business."

The True Acarya (Photo) His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada (December 7):
"The true acarya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Krishna's mercy."

The Glories of a Pure Devotee (Compilation) (December 6, 2016):
"Pure devotees are so absorbed in thought of Krishna that they have no other engagement; although they may seem to think or act otherwise, they are always thinking of Krishna. The smile of such a Krishna conscious person is so attractive that simply by smiling he wins so many admirers, disciples and followers."

Guru and Krishna (Compilation) Help from within and without (December 5):
"Since one cannot visually experience the presence of the Supersoul, He appears before us as a liberated devotee. Such a spiritual master is none other than Krishna Himself."

Srila Prabhupada's Spiritual Form (Compilation) (December 4, 2016):
"The photos of my murti are very nice. The murti of the Spiritual Master should be treated as good as the Deity. Saksad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair, uktas tatha bhavyata eva sadbhih/kintu prabhor yah priya eva tasya. The guru should be treated as good as God. This is stated in all the sastras. The difference is that God is master-God and guru is servant-God."

How to Approach Krishna (Compilation) Jaya Sri Krishna! (December 3):
"Yes, Krishna is never approached directly. Krishna is approached through His bonafide servitors. He says that, 'Carrying out the order of My pure devotee is greater than carrying out that directly given by Me.'"

Unity in Diversity (Letter) United we stand, divided we fall (December 2):
"Material nature means dissension and disagreement, especially in this Kali yuga. But, for this Krsna consciousness movement its success will depend on agreement, even though there are varieties of engagements. In the material world there are varieties, but there is no agreement. In the spiritual world there are varieties, but there is agreement. That is the difference."

Nara Hari (Painting) All glories to Lord Nrsimhadeva (December 2, 2016):
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Nrsimhadeva, the source of all power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demonlike desires for fruitive activity in this material world."

Unity on the Spiritual Platform (Compilation) (December 1, 2016):
"The United Nation is trying for the last forty years, but there is no unity; it is not possible on the bodily platform. But on the spiritual platform there is unity. Just like in our movement, Krishna consciousness, you'll find all different nations, all different colors, all different religion, all different sex, they are all united in chanting Hare Krishna. This is united nation."

The Valuable Jewel of Spiritual Love Sage advice (December 1, 2016):
"Devotees should protect their valuable jewel of spiritual love from the clutches of thieves and burglars."

Srila Prabhupada's Humility, Part 3 (Compilation) (November 30, 2016):
"Practically there is no credit for me, if there is any credit it goes to my Spiritual Master, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Prabhupada, Who is helping me by sending so many good souls like you in this movement. Whatever is being done, it is due to His Divine Grace only."

His Divine Loving Grace (Compilation) Jaya Prabhupada! (November 29):
"The preacher must love the people. Otherwise why he is taking? He can do it for himself at home. Why he is taking so much trouble? Why in eighty years old I have come here if I do not love? So who can love better than a preacher?"

I Left My Heart in Vrindavan, Part 2 (Photos) (November 28, 2016):
"Vedic literature states that there is nothing superior to the abode of the Supreme Godhead, and that that abode is the ultimate destination. When one attains to it, he never returns to the material world. Krishna's supreme abode and Krishna Himself are nondifferent, being of the same quality."

I Left My Heart in Vrindavan, Part 1 (Photos) (November 27):
"Everything connected to the Lord is worshipable. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructs us that just as Krishna is worshipable, Krishna's place, Vrindavana, is also worshipable. And as Vrindavana is worshipable, similarly the paraphernalia in Vrindavana -- the trees, roads, river, everything -- is worshipable."

Servant of the Servant A hundred times removed (November 26):
"We are servant of servant. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's instruction, gopi-bhartuh pada-kamalayor dasa-dasanudasah (CC Madhya 13.80). The more you become servant of the servant, the more you are perfect."

Love Means for Everyone (Compilation) Real love is universal (Nov. 25):
"If we become pure devotee of Krishna, then my love will be extended to everyone. Not only my society, but to everyone. It is not that 'This is my children, that is other's children.' All children. All human being."

Hearing from the Right Person A pure devotee of the Lord (November 24):
"The secret of success in the cultivation of Krishna consciousness is hearing from the right person."

Srila Prabhupada's Humility, Part 2 (Compilation) (November 23):
"I am very insignificant. I have no capacity. My business is only to convey the message of Krishna. Just like a postal peon: his business is to convey the letter. He is not responsible for the body of the letter."

Srila Prabhupada's Humility (Compilation) A must-read (November 22):
"Although my Guru Maharaja ordered me to accomplish this mission, I am not worthy or fit to do it. I am very fallen and insignificant. Therefore, O Lord, now I am begging for Your mercy so that I may become worthy, for You are the wisest and most experienced of all."

My Dear Daughters (Compilation) Prabhupada's fatherly love (November 20):
"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."

Fight and Depend on Krishna A devotee is fearless (November 18):
"Fight and depend on Krishna, that will bring you victory."

Devotional Service is Voluntary The motive is love (November 17):
"I can only suggest, and wherever possible that can be applied, but I do not force anyone. After all, you are working so hard to please Krishna only out of love for me, so there can be no question of force if love is there."

The Dangers of Modern Civilization, Part 3 (Compilation) (November 16):
"The whole scheme should be to satisfy the Lord. This is the secret of success. Tasmin tuste jagat tustam. If God, or Krishna, is satisfied, then whole world is satisfied. The modern civilization is lacking this knowledge."

Face Things as They Are And depend on Krishna (November 15, 2016):
"So bodily, mental, by enemies -- so many impediments will come. What can be done? We have to tolerate. That is material world. We cannot expect smooth, very happy. That is not possible."

The Heart of a Devotee (Editorial) The residence of Krishna (November 15):
"In the Upadesamrta, Srila Rupa Goswami describes the six kinds of exchanges between devotees as priti-laksanam, or 'symptoms of love,' indicating the very substance of Vaisnava rapport."

Understanding Krishna's Rasa-Lila (Compilation) (Krishna Rasa-yatra):
"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. But because we are not completely free from material concept of life, we may think that Krishna's lila is something like this material. So that is offense."

The Benefits of Chanting Hare Krishna (Compilation) (November 13):
"So Krishna consciousness is so beautiful thing that it does not require any material acquisition, neither it can be checked by any material… anywhere, any part of the world, at home or out of home, anywhere you can, with your ecstasy, you can chant Hare Krishna, and you attain love of God very quickly."

Srila Prabhupada on the Bowery History in the making (November 12):
"In the back of the loft I noticed a little curtain -- an Indian madras type of curtain-- and so I decided to peer into that area."

Seeing Krishna Everywhere (Photo) Nothing but Krishna (November 12):
"A person in Krishna consciousness certainly sees Lord Krishna everywhere, and he sees everything in Krishna."

The Dangers of Modern Civilization, Part 2 (Compilation) (November 11):
"These, nowadays, the modern civilization is a rascaldom. Everyone is adhira. He does not know... In the Western countries, big, big, professors, they do not know how the soul is existing, how the transmigration of the soul is taking place, how the body is changed, what is the purpose of life."

Humble Beginnings in New York City (Photos) A pilgrimage (November 11):
"While on a trip to New York from the Middle East in 1980, I spent a day visiting the nectarean Prabhupada places of pilgrimage like the Bowery, 26 Second Avenue and Tompkins Square Park."

Safety in a Dangerous World (Editorial) Taking shelter (November 9, 2016):
"Ever since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the world has been faced with unprecedented danger and uncertainty. Recent headlines suggest that the threat of terrorism has reached critical proportions."

The Dangers of Modern Civilization, Part 1 (Compilation) (November 8):
"I can understand your concern about the deterioration of the civilization. Yes, the city will be more dangerous place as Kali-yuga advances. It will be very deteriorating."

Krishna is Everywhere (Compilation) Having the eyes to see (November 7):
"Krishna is situated everything, but still, you cannot see in Krishna unless you have got eyes to see. That is Krishna consciousness movement, to give you the eyes to see Krishna everywhere."

The Purpose of Our Movement (Compilation) (November 6, 2016):
"So this movement, our Krishna consciousness movement, is for this purpose, to see the Absolute Truth, to understand the Absolute Truth, to know the problems of life and how to make a solution. These things are our subject matter."

As Good as Their Brothers (Photo) Transcending stereotypes (November 5):
"An acarya who comes for the service of the Lord cannot be expected to conform to a stereotype, for he must find the ways and means by which Krishna consciousness may be spread."

We Must Become Serious (Compilation) (November 4, 2016):
"We must become so responsible for seriously practicing this art of Krishna Consciousness, because this world is so full of degrading elements of life for dragging everyone down and down, and if just a few men can perfect the art, they can save the rest of all the people from the greatest dangers."

He Lives Forever (Editorial) Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance (November 3):
"November 14, 1977. The day our world stopped. The phone call came. Prabhupada had left his body. Words can't describe the devastation that we all felt. Hearts broke and tears flowed everywhere. The universe was in sorrow. The pure devotee of Krishna had left the planet."

Honoring our Godbrothers and Godsisters (Compilation) (November 2):
"Regarding serving your godbrothers, this is a very good practice. The Spiritual Master is never without His followers, so to serve the Spiritual Master also means to be the servant of His disciples."

He is My Lord, Birth After Birth (Compilation) (November 1, 2016):
"He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing of his character."

The Secret of Success (Compilation) Getting the mercy (October 30, 2016):
"Satisfaction of the self-realized spiritual master is the secret of advancement in spiritual life. Inquiries and submission constitute the proper combination for spiritual understanding. Unless there is submission and service, inquiries from the learned spiritual master will not be effective."

Don't Expect Utopia (Letter) Always something lacking (October 29, 2016):
"It is not so much that because there may be some faults in our godbrothers and godsisters, or because there may be some mismanagement or lack of cooperation, that this is due to being impersonalists, no. It is the nature of the living condition to always have some fault."

The Bona Fide Spiritual Master (Compilation) (October 28, 2016):
"What is the difficulty? I can see... Just like all my disciples, they are following me. Why? Because they understand that 'Our spiritual master explains about God better than us.' Therefore they are surrendering. I am not bribing them. They are not fools."

As Bright as Sunshine (Photo) Effulgent Prabhupada (October 27, 2016):
"All the pure devotees are as bright as sunshine, and their bodily luster is very effulgent. In addition, their performance of sankirtana is unparalleled."

I Have Come Here to Give (Compilation) Selfless compassion (October 26):
"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, not to exploit you, but to give you something sublime."

The Most Painful Existence (Photo) Feeling separation (October 25):
"When Lord Caitanya asked Ramananda Raya what is considered to be the most painful existence, Ramananda Raya replied that separation from a pure devotee constitutes the most painful existence."

To Err is Human (Compilation) Conditioned souls make mistakes (Oct, 24):
"The difference between a conditioned soul and a liberated soul is that the conditioned soul has four kinds of defects. The first defect is that he must commit mistakes."

Simple and Sublime (Photo) Our philosophy in a nutshell (October 23, 2016):
"Live peacefully, chant Hare Krishna and be happy in your life."

Love of Prabhupada (Compilation) The highest love (October 20, 2016):
"You cannot survive without my mercy and I cannot survive without your mercy. It is reciprocal. This mutual dependence is based on love -- Krishna Consciousness."

Srila Prabhupada's Heart (Compilation) Filled with love (October 19, 2016):
"Our business is to chant and glorify the Holy Name of Krishna and wherever we may remain, Krishna is with us, Krishna is within your heart, Krishna is within my heart."

Don't Waste Time (Compilation) Make your life a success (October 17):
"So the Krishna consciousness movement is very scientific, authorized. Try to understand Krishna. We have got so many literature. Don't waste a single moment.

One Must Be Determined (Compilation) Despite all difficulties (October 16):
"In executing penance, one must be determined to return home, back to Godhead, and must decide to undergo all types of tribulations for that end. Even for material prosperity, name and fame, one has to undergo severe types of penance, otherwise no one can become an important figure in this material world."

Sri Krishna Saradiya Rasayatra Celebrating the Rasa Dance (Kartika, 2016):
"The first full moon of the autumn season marks the celebration of Krishna's dancing with the gopis. On this day the deities of Vrndavana are nicely decorated in white. Krishna-lila dramas are enacted."

Srila Prabhupada, Friend of the Fallen An ocean of mercy (October 14):
"Lord Nityananda, when passing on the street, saw a crowd of people howling at some incident, and on inquiry it was found that there were two rascals of the then name Jagai and Madhai."

Don't Feel Alone, Part 3 Separation and meeting are the same (October 13):
"I am always with you. Never mind if I am physically absent... I shall remain your personal guidance, physically present or not physically, as I am getting personal guidance from my Guru Maharaj."

Don't Feel Alone, Part 2 We are not separated spiritually (October 12, 2016):
"I understand that you are feeling my absence. Krishna will give you strength. Physical presence is immaterial; presence of the transcendental sound received from the spiritual master should be the guidance of life. That will make our spiritual life successful."

One Must Tolerate all Kinds of Troubles (Compilation) (October 11, 2016):
"A person who tolerates all kinds of troubles, even though such troubles appear to be unbearable, is called forbearing.

Don't Feel Alone (Part 1) Krishna and Guru are with you (October 9):
"Don't feel yourself to be alone because Krishna is always with you. Krishna is always with every living entity as Supersoul, and to His devotee especially He talks and gives instructions how to attain the perfectional stage of meeting Him. So don't feel alone."

More Quotes on Serving Krishna (Compilation) (October 7, 2016):
"Just see how you all are giving all of your time and energy and attention to serving Krishna and how this simple formula is having such effect of creating topmost yogis and saintly young persons."

Accept Krishna's Plan (Compilation) sarva-dharman parityajya (October 6):
"So far your thinking about things and making so many plans, that is all right, but our first business is Krishna's plan. That is the only plan, and no matter how many schemes we employ to adjust things in this material world, if they have no solid basis in Krishna's plan, they remain merely dreams of phantasmagoria."

On Serving Krishna (Compilation) From Prabhupada's letters (October 4):
"Krishna is very merciful to His sincere devotees, but also we have to remember that Maya is very strong. Therefore, we have to always be engaged in serving Krishna. At every moment we should be doing this or that service for Krishna's transcendental pleasure."

Engage Your Talent in Krishna's Service (Compilation) (October 3, 2016):
"So our this movement is based on practical activity. Whatever talent you have got, whatever little strength you have got, education you have got... You haven't got to learn anything. Whatever you have got, in whatever position you are, you can serve Krishna."

Nine Kinds of Devotional Service (Compilation) (October 2, 2016):
"Sri Rupa Gosvami affirms herein that there are nine different kinds of devotional service, which are listed as hearing, chanting, remembering, serving, worshiping the Deity in the temple, praying, carrying out orders, serving Krishna as a friend and sacrificing everything for Him."

Krishna Will Give You Intelligence (Compilation) (October 1, 2016):
"The Lord is present in everyone's heart, and He gives the living entity intelligence. According to the desires of the living entity, the Lord makes him remember or forget."

You Have to Become Patient (Compilation) (September 30, 2016):
"'I have become Krishna's devotee, but still I'm not feeling happy. How is that?' So therefore you have to become patient. The enthusiasm must be there, you must be patient also."

Make the Best Use of a Bad Bargain (Compilation) (September 29, 2016):
"Although this body is temporary, we can utilize it for the best purpose. What is that best purpose? Realization of Krishna. If we can utilize this temporary body for utilization, for understanding Krishna consciousness and be fixed up in that Krishna consciousness, that is the best use of the bad bargain."

The Six Feminine Opulences From Bhagavad-gita 10.34 (September 28):
"Among women I am fame, fortune, speech, memory, intelligence, faithfulness and patience."

Women in ISKCON in Prabhupada's Time Historical Report (September 28):
"You dance, she dances. You sing, she sings, you cook, she cooks, there is no difference. You are the same in Krishna's eyes."

No One Should Criticize a Pure Devotee (Compilation) (September 27):
"The Lord can tolerate insults upon Himself by any miscreant because the father tolerates even insults from the son. But He never tolerates insults upon His devotees."

The Secret of Surrendering to Krishna (Compilation) (September 25):
"The qualification is that a person always engage himself in Krishna consciousness and with love and devotion render all kinds of services. He should perform some sort of work for Krishna, and that work should be with love."

The Mercy is Always There (Compilation) (September 24, 2016):
"The mercy of the spiritual master is always there, but we have to take it. Just like the sun, it is there for everyone, but we at least have to stand in a receptive place to get the benefit."

No Material Impediments to Love of God (Compilation) (September 23):
"If you want to love God, there is no material impediments. Ahaituky apratihata. It cannot be checked. You may be the poor of the poorest of the poor; still you can love God."

Do What You Can for Guru and Krishna (Compilation) (September 22):
"In the transcendental loving service of the Lord, it doesn't matter whether we are working, cooking, painting, writing, chanting, or whatever, they are all the same. There are no such distinctions of higher and lower on the transcendental platform."

A Perfect Gentleman (Compilation) (September 20, 2016):
"Brahmana means perfect gentleman. A rogue, thief, cannot become brahmana. Brahmana is perfect gentleman. Who feels for others, that is gentleman. Who does not feel for others, for his sense gratification, he is a rogue."

No Such Thing as Big or Small Seeing with equal vision (September 19):
"Actually in our movement there is no such thing as big or small. Everyone is a devotee."

The Greatest Achievement To be a servant of the servant (September 18):
"The greatest achievement for a devotee is to become a servant of the servants. Actually no one should desire to become the direct servant of the Lord. That is not a very good idea."

Guru Bhakti Whether I will be successful or not successful (September 17):
"Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakura has taught very, very nicely about guru. Therefore he has written in Gurvastaka, yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasadah. He is example, practical example of guru-bhakti, Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakura."

Srila Prabhupada's Sannyasa Initiation (Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava):
"Srila Prabhupada accepted the order of sannyasa from Sri Srimad Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja on September 17, 1959 at the Keshavaji Math in Mathura."

Srila Prabhupada's Lecture in Honor of his Sannyasa Guru (Sept. 16):
"So my godbrother -- his name is Kesava, Bhaktiprajnana Kesava -- did this favor for me because he was an ocean of mercy; krpambudhi."

The Glories of Haridasa Thakura (Haridasa Thakura's Disappearance Day):
"The transcendental qualities of Haridasa Ṭhakura are innumerable and unfathomable. One may describe a portion of them, but to count them all is impossible."

The Passing of Haridasa Thakura (Srila Haridasa Thakura Tirobhava tithi):
"In this chapter it is described how Brahma Haridasa Thakura gave up his body with the consent of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and how the Lord Himself personally performed the funeral ceremony and carried the body to the sea."

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Appearance Day Lecture (September 14):
"So today is a very auspicious day, Thakura Bhaktivinoda’s birthday. Here is the picture of Thakura Sac-cid-ananda Bhaktivinoda. He was one of the acaryas of this disciplic succession from Krishna."

A Pure Vaisnava can Deliver Krishna to Anyone He Wants (September 14):
"In this song, Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes that a pure Vaisnava, as the proprietor of Krishna and love of Krishna, can deliver both to anyone and everyone he likes."

Saragrahi Vaisnava A poem by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (September 14):
"So push thy onward march, O soul/ Against an evil deed/ That stands with soldiers Hate and Lust/ A hero be indeed/ Maintain thy post in spirit world/ As firmly as you can/ Let never matter push thee down/ O stand heroic man."

You Must Fight Not that you sit down idly and let God do it (September 12):
"The God says that 'Here is injustice, so you should fight.' God says that. God never says that 'I am God, Krishna. I am your friend. You sit down idly and I shall do everything.' He never said that."

One Moon is Sufficient What these millions of stars can do? (September 11):
"We want one sincere person who has learned to love God, Krishna. That's all. I have come to your country with this mission, and if I find one or two boys or girls sincerely have learned how to love God, Krishna, then my mission is successful."

Krishna is Energized by Radharani Prakrti means energy (September 10):
"Krishna has got also energy, the original purusa -- Radharani, energy, prakrti. Krishna is engladdened in the presence of Radharani. That is nature. Similarly, a man, he becomes energized if he has got a good wife or good mother."

Understanding Radharani Through Srila Prabhupada (Sri Radhastami):
"On the auspicious occasion of Sri Radhastami 2016, we've compiled the following quotes from Srila Prabhupada's teachings which help us to understand Srimati Radharani."

The Glories of Srimati Radharani (Sri Radhastami, September 9, 2016):
"The following are just a few of the many quotes from Srila Prabhupada which enable us to approach Krishna through the mercy of Srimati Radharani, Krishna's eternal consort."

One Must Fly by Individual Strength Becoming strong (September 8):
"Our relationship is eternal. But if somebody lags behind, so in spite of our eternal relationship one may not meet other at the destination. Just like a flock of birds -- although very intimately related, every one of them has to fly in the sky by individual strength."

With Love, Not Force Srila Prabhupada sets the standard (September 7):
"Regarding your question should force be used on children, no, there shall be no forcing the children to do anything. Child should not be forced. This is all nonsense. Who has devised these things?"

They are Vaisnava Srila Prabhupada's spiritual daughters (September 6):
"But these women are not ordinary women. They are preachers. They are preachers. They are Vaisnava. By their association, one becomes a Vaisnava."

We are Vaisnavas Male or female, it does not matter (September 5, 2016):
"We are Vaisnavas. We are not concerned with male or female position in life. That is simply body concept of life. It is not spiritual."

Everyone is Our Prabhu A Vaisnava's natural humility (September 4, 2016):
"As servants of the Supreme Lord, all living entities are one, but a Vaisnava, because of his natural humility, addresses every other living entity as prabhu."

That Person Becomes Most Dear to Me Becoming dear to Krishna (Sept. 3):
"As the Supersoul of the living entities, sitting in everyone's heart, I observe everyone's activity in every stage and order of life."

Holy Pilgrimage to Port Said An important city in Prabhupada's lila (Sept. 2):
"Egypt was the first country in which Srila Prabhupada set foot outside of India. He stopped in Port Said on September 2, 1965 and visited the town with the captain of the Jaladuta steamship. Prabhupada said he liked it."

Divine Qualities of a Pure Devotee Jaya Srila Prabhupada! (August 29):
"A devotee of the Lord is always kind to everyone; he does not pick quarrels. His interest is in the essence of life, which is spiritual. He is equal to everyone, no one can find fault in him, his magnanimous mind is always fresh and clean, and he is without material possessions."

You Have to Bow Down Why you forget your position? (August 28, 2016):
"You are bowing down to everyone. You are bowing down to death, you are bowing down to disease, you are bowing down to old age. You are bowing down to so many things."

Help from Friend in the Heart Sunday lecture (August 28, 2016):
"There is a English proverb that 'God helps him who tries to help himself.' That is a English proverb. So to become Krsna conscious is not very difficult thing."

The Essence of Krishna Consciousness A simple formula (August 27, 2016):
"Chant, dance, take prasadam, live very happily, and look very brilliant, and next life go to home, back to Godhead."

The Meaning of Vyasa-Puja (The Most Blessed Event, Sri Vyasa-Puja):
"So this Vyasa-puja means one day in a year, on the birthday of the spiritual master, because he is representative of Vyasa -- he is delivering the same knowledge which has come down by disciplic succession without any change -- he is offered the respect. This is called Vyasa-puja."

Vyasa-Puja Reply from Srila Prabhupada (Sri Vyasa-Puja, August 26):
"I am so much pleased with your kind and affectionate words on the occasion of my birthday anniversary on the Nandotsva day this year (1972)."

The Culture of Knowledge The path to self-realization (August 23, 2016):
"As advised in the Thirteenth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita (13.8-12), one should culture knowledge in the following way: 1. One should himself become a perfect gentleman and learn to give proper respect to others. 2. One should not pose himself as a religionist simply for name and fame."

The Flower of Your Country Prabhupada's boys and girls (August 22, 2016):
"I came to this country from India six years ago to introduce Krishna Consciousness, the scientific process of spiritual life, to the English-speaking people of the Western world. Now by the grace of Krishna I have many thousands of disciples, young American and European boys and girls."

Instruction Alone is not Enough Seeking the mercy (August 21, 2016):
"Instruction alone cannot make one an expert. Unless one is blessed by the spiritual master, or the acarya, such teachings cannot become fully manifest."

Guru-Prasada The spiritual master distributes the mercy (August 20, 2016):
"The word guru-prasada indicates that the spiritual master is very merciful in bestowing the boon of devotional service upon the disciple. That is the best possible gift the spiritual master has to offer."

One Who is Very Fortunate kona bhagyavan jiva (August 16, 2016):
"According to their karma, all living entities are wandering throughout the entire universe. Some of them are being elevated to the upper planetary systems, and some are going down into the lower planetary systems."

One Must Seek the Mercy of Pure Devotees yasya prasadad (August 15):
"In this song, Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes that a pure Vaisnava, as the proprietor of Krishna and love of Krishna, can deliver both to anyone and everyone he likes."

Please Accept Me Now I have come to my consciousness (August 14, 2016):
"All you have to do is bow down before Krishna with faith and say, 'My Lord Krishna, I was forgetful of You for so long, for so many lives. Now I have come to my consciousness; please accept me.' That's all."

Open for Everyone Everyone can chant and see the results (August 13):
"This Krishna consciousness movement is not something new, something that we have introduced or manufactured. It is authorized on the Vedic principles, authorized by acaryas like Caitanya Mahaprabhu and others."

Compassionate Prabhupada vancha-kalpa-tarubhyas ca (August 11, 2016):
"Because a Vaisnava fully takes shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he personally has no problems, but because he is compassionate toward the fallen, conditioned souls, he is always thinking of plans to save them from their hellish life in this body and the next."

No Cause of Feeling Forlorn Srila Prabhupada's reassurance (August 8):
"There is no cause of feeling so forlorn. As long as we are chanting Hare Krishna Mantra we are always under Krishna's protection. And you have committed no offenses. Even if there were some, they are all excused."

You Always Have My Blessings We are running on his mercy (August 7):
"You always have my blessings, the father always wishes that the son may be more successful than himself. This is the spiritual conception."

I am Always with You Srila Prabhupada's promise (August 5, 2016):
"I am always with you. Never mind if I am physically absent."

To Feel Separation is Very Good Spiritual attachment (August 4, 2016):
"To feel separation from the Spiritual Master or Krishna is very good position. That means one who is in pure love with Krishna and His Representative, Spiritual Master, he thinks always of Them."

You Should Pray to Krishna for Me A sweet Prabhupada memory (July 31):
"I think that one of the most profound experiences I had with Srila Prabhupada took place in 1969 when I was serving him during his visit to Hamburg, West Germany."

The Heart of a Pure Devotee Always liquified, just like nectar (July 29):
"A soft heart is compared to honey, to butter and to nectar. And the condition of the mind is compared to sunshine. As honey and butter become melted even in slight sunshine, softhearted persons become easily melted."

Equal to Everyone Those who are wise see with equal vision (July 27, 2016):
"The pure devotee is actually equal to everyone, as confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (18.54): brahma-bhutah prasannatma/ na socati na kanksati/ samah sarvesu bhutesu."

More Than Millions of Dollars The spiritual vision of a pure devotee (July 26):
"I want one soul saved. That is more than millions of dollars."

Our Movement is the Only Hope Do everything nicely (July 25, 2016):
"I wish that it will be noted down in history that this Krishna Consciousness Movement is responsible for saving the world. Practically, our Movement is the only hope for saving the world from complete disaster."

A Vaisnava's Sincere Humility Never admits his exalted position (July 24):
"It is characteristic of advanced Vaisnavas following the principles of bhakti that they think themselves ordinary human beings."

I Need Your Help Srila Prabhupada is calling (July 23, 2016):
"You write to describe me as a loving servant of the Lord. If you believe me so, then kindly help me in my service. That will help both of us."

We Must Depend Only on Krishna mam ekam saranam vraja (July 22, 2016):
"Of course ultimately we must depend only on Krishna. If He gives us something we shall accept and offer it in His service, if we have nothing, what is the harm, we shall sit under a tree and chant Hare Krishna."

Srila Prabhupada's Only Business Without any personal motivation (July 21):
"You asked me to pray for the devotees, and that is the only business of my life."

Boiling the Milk It becomes thicker and sweeter (July 20, 2016):
"Now I want that we shall concentrate on making our devotees Krishna conscious and ourselves becoming Krishna conscious, and not be so much concerned with expanding ourselves widely but without any spiritual content."

No Question of Disappointment Comforting words from Prabhupada (July 19):
"There is no question of disappointment in Krishna Consciousness. We shall try our best -- success or no success, we shall depend on Krishna."

Pure Gold Eternally golden Srila Prabhupada (July 18, 2016):
"When a diamond is set in a golden ring, it looks very nice. The gold is glorified, and at the same time the diamond is glorified."

Utilizing Everything in Krishna's Service That is our vision (July 16, 2016):
"One should not give up anything which can be utilized in the service of the Lord. That is a secret of devotional service. Anything that can be utilized in advancing Krishna consciousness and devotional service should be accepted."

Srila Prabhupada's Only Desire It's an open secret (July 15, 2016):
"You write to me that you do not know what is my desire, but my desire is an open secret."

Vaisnava is Never Alone Always feeling the presence of Guru (July 14, 2016):
"Vaisnava is never alone. When I first came to the United States I was seemingly alone for one year. But I never felt alone. I always felt the presence of my Guru Maharaja."

Srila Prabhupada's Divine Lotus Feet The sweetest nectar (July 13, 2016):
"The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Krishna."

This Relationship Cannot Be Ended Prabhupada's promise (July 12, 2016):
"So far as I am concerned, I have accepted you as my disciple and you have accepted me as your spiritual father. This relationship cannot be ended anymore. It is eternal."

The Highest Benediction Receiving the mercy of Srila Prabhupada (July 11):
"Even a moment's association with a pure devotee cannot be compared to being transferred to heavenly planets or even merging into the Brahman effulgence in complete liberation."

Vaikuntha Thinking Everyone is a servant of the Lord (July 10, 2016):
"Everyone should be friendly for the service of the Lord. Everyone should praise another's service to the Lord and not be proud of his own service. This is the way of Vaisnava thinking, Vaikuntha thinking."

Whether He's a Fool or Rascal Krishna accepts him if recommended (July 9):
"One who takes asraya, shelter of a devotee, Krishna does not give him up. Krishna accepts him. Yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasadah... Because if that person who is giving shelter, if he's pleased, Krishna is immediately."

How to Become Dear to Krishna In Lord Krishna's own words (July 8, 2016):
"Regardless of which stage one is in, when I see that one is engaged seriously and sincerely in discharging the duties ordered by the spiritual master, and is thus dedicating his life to the service of the spiritual master, that person becomes most dear to Me."

Distributing Krishna's Message As It Is The transparent via media (July 6):
"It is my duty to help you always in the matter of understanding Krishna Consciousness and whatever I am trying to bestow upon you all is the gift of Lord Krishna directly -- I am just doing the work of a bearer."

Little Drops of Water Wear the Stone Prabhupada's determination (July 5):
"I write in the night. I get up at half past twelve. I go to bed at half past ten, and I get up at half past twelve. Then I finish my chanting, if there is any balance, and then I begin dictating. And the morning they take it and type it."

Bowing Down to the Right Person Srila Prabhupada led by example (July 4):
"If you don't bow down to Krishna and His representative, you'll be forced to bow down to something else -- maya (illusion). That is your position. You cannot be free at any moment."

Krishna is Merciful to Humble Devotees trnad api sunicena (July 3, 2016):
"Krishna is so very merciful to those who are very humble in their attitude engaged in the service of the Lord. Lord Caitanya advised, therefore, one should be humbler than the straw and more tolerant than the tree and thus be seriously engaged in glorifying the Lord."

Krishna's Causeless Mercy is Always There We just have to take it (July 2):
"If we take up that causeless Mercy a little seriously than further causeless Mercies are bestowed one after another unceasingly. Krishna is more anxious to bestow His benediction upon us than we are ready to take it."

I Have Studied the American Minds Laying the groundwork (July 1, 2016):
"My mission is not turn any one from the affiliation of a particular religion but I want to let them know more knowledge about God and devotion."

Completely Dependent on Krishna's Mercy No other shelter (June 29, 2016):
"I could have died on the way, but instead Krishna mercifully brought me here. Why Krishna has brought me here, only He knows."

Ambassador of Bhakti Yoga An historic newspaper article (June 27, 2016):
"A slight brown man in faded orange drapes wearing white bathing shoes stepped out of a compact car yesterday and into the Butler YMCA to attend a meeting. He is A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swamiji, a messenger from India to the peoples of the West."

Our Only Business is to Satisfy Krishna Some way or other (June 26, 2016):
"Whatever business you may have, it doesn't matter. Whatever talent you have got, it doesn't matter. If you can utilize that talent for Krishna's satisfaction, then your life is successful."

I Cannot Repay Your Sincere Service Srila Prabhupada's gratitude (June 24):
"You are doing so much for fulfilling the desire of my Spiritual Master so you are indirectly the representative of my Guru Maharaja. He has been helping me in this matter by sending so many young boys and girls, otherwise who would help me in this mission while I came here empty handed and without any friend."

Ready to Come Back from Goloka Vrindaban (June 21, 2016):
"So far as I am concerned, in relationship with my disciples who are so kindly cooperating with me in the matter of my rendering service to my Spiritual Master, for them I am always ready to come back from Goloka Vrindaban, if they are not delivered along with me."

According to Your Individual Capacity However best you are able (June 20):
"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 by following always in his footsteps and very quickly you will attain the supreme perfection of your life."

Everyone Should Try His Best The only qualification for advancing (June 19):
"So I am very much pleased that you are doing your job very nicely. Everyone should try his best to do his part depending on Krishna and Spiritual Master, then all success is there."

The Happening Album -- Back Cover The first Hare Krishna LP (June 16):
"This Transcendental Sound Vibration is called Bhaktiyoga, or the Yoga of Ecstacy. It is easy and can be practiced by anyone. Simply sit down, RELAX, and LISTEN!"

Swami's Flock Chants in Park to Find Ecstasy New York Times (June 10):
"Sitting under a tree in a Lower East Side park and occasionally dancing, fifty followers of a Hindu swami repeated a sixteen-word chant for two hours yesterday afternoon to the accompaniment of cymbals, tambourines, sticks, drums, bells, and a small reed organ."

Save Earth Now The East Village Other, 1966, by Irving Shusnick (June 8):
"In only three months, the man, Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta, succeeded in convincing the world's toughest audience - bohemians, acidheads, potheads and hippies - that he knew the Way to God: Turn Off, Sing Out and Fall In."

Stay High Forever 1966 flyer imploring public to chant Hare Krishna (June 7):
"No More Coming Down. Practice Krishna Consciousness. Expand your consciousness by practicing the transcendental sound vibration: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare."

More Glorious than the Sunshine Blissful Srila Prabhupada (June 6, 2016):
"The sun is far above the planetary systems, and there is no possibility of its being covered by any kind of cloud; similarly, when a devotee is purified like the sun, from his pure heart there is a diffusion of ecstatic love which is more glorious than the sunshine."

The Smile of a Pure Devotee Beautiful Srila Prabhupada (June 5, 2016):
"Pure devotees are so absorbed in thought of Krishna that they have no other engagement; although they may seem to think or act otherwise, they are always thinking of Krishna."

Radharani is Very Dear to Krishna Approaching Krishna via Radha (June 4):
"Radharani is hari-priya, very dear to Krishna. So if we approach Krishna through the mercy of Radharani, then it becomes very easy. If Radharani recommends that, 'This devotee is very nice,' then Krishna immediately accepts, however foolish I may be."

Nothing More than Sincerity Anyone can adopt this simple method (June 3):
"Some scholars recommend that knowledge and renunciation are important factors for elevating oneself to devotional service. But actually that is not a fact."

Krishna is Very Kind In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution (June 1):
"Krishna is very kind. He does not let go anyone who might have done a little bit of service. So how can He allow you to forget Krishna? You may be dragged by Maya for the time being but by Krishna's Grace that will only have temporary reaction."

The Devotees are Always Kind Infinitely merciful Prabhupada (May 31, 2016):
"Even though a person is rejected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the devotees of the Lord do not reject him; therefore the Lord's devotees are more merciful than the Lord Himself."

The Test for a Sincere Devotee Serving the Guru in all situations (May 30):
"You are doing solid work, even alone, and I am very pleased. This is the test for a sincere devotee."

One Should Seek the Mercy Instruction alone is not enough (May 29, 2016):
"Instruction alone cannot make one an expert. Unless one is blessed by the spiritual master, or the acarya, such teachings cannot become fully manifest."

No Separate Endeavor is Required The ultimate solution (May 28, 2016):
"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; no separate endeavor is required."

More Desirable than Life Itself Separation from Srila Prabhupada (May 27):
"In the Fifth Canto of Brhad-bhagavatamrta (5.44) it is stated that the association of a pure devotee is more desirable than life itself and that in separation from him one cannot even pass a second happily."

Our Whole Philosophy is Love The basic principle of spiritual life (May 26):
"And our whole philosophy is 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."

Everyone's Friend Your ever well-wisher, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (May 25):
"Krishna is everyone's friend, and the pure devotee is carrying the friend's message. Therefore, he is a friend. If there is a nice friend, and if somebody gives information about that nice friend, he is also a friend."

They are Vaikuntha Children The future hope of our society (May 23, 2016):
"These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we must be very careful to protect them. These are not ordinary children, they are Vaikuntha children, and we are very fortunate we can give them chance to advance further in Krishna Consciousness."

The Rains of Mercy Srila Prabhupada's divine grace (May 22, 2016):
"The spiritual master is the mercy representative of the Lord. Therefore, a person burning in the flames of material existence may receive the rains of mercy of the Lord through the transparent medium of the self-realized spiritual master."

Properly Respecting the Lord's Servants Honoring Prabhupada (May 21):
"The servants of God come to propagate God consciousness, and intelligent people should cooperate with them in every respect. By serving the servant of God, one can please God more than by directly serving the Lord."

Personally I am Humble Servant of Krishna Merciful Prabhupada (May 17):
"Personally I am humble servant of Krishna as you are also, but I am deputed to accept your service just to transfer it to Krishna as via media."

He is Always in the Spiritual Sky Beyond the material cover (May 13, 2016):
"A pure devotee of the Lord does not live on any planet of the material sky, nor does he feel any contact with material elements."

Our Society Should Be One Big Loving Family (May 12, 2016):
"Our Society is like one big family and all our relationships should be based on love and trust."

Exchange of Love The whole system was like that (May 11, 2016):
"If I am in trouble, I express my open mind before you, and you also try to help me. These are the six signs of love. That is Vedic civilization. Everything exchange of love. No business, mercantile."

The Greatest Savior His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada (May 6, 2016):
"This material world is sometimes regarded as an ocean of nescience and sometimes as a blazing forest. In the ocean, however expert a swimmer one may be, the struggle for existence is very severe."

The Lord Excuses No One Who Harms His Devotees (May 5, 2016):
"The devotee of the Lord does not retaliate against the wrongdoer, but the Lord does not tolerate any mischief done to the devotee by the miscreants."

To Feel Separation is Good So don't be disappointed (May 2, 2016):
"To feel separation from the Spiritual Master or Krishna is very good position. That means one who is in pure love with Krishna and His Representative, Spiritual Master, he thinks always of Them."

In The End You Will See Srila Prabhupada says we must not falter (April 30):
"Please always try to remember me by my teachings and we shall always be together. Just like I have written in the first publications of Srimad-Bhagwatam, 'The Spiritual Master lives forever by His divine instruction, and the disciple lives with him.'"

Remember This Always Reassuring words from Srila Prabhupada (April 29):
"The Spiritual Master is present wherever his sincere disciple is trying to serve his instructions. This is possible by the Mercy of Krishna."

Krishna's Miracle Prabhupada's unflinching faith and devotion (April 27, 2016):
"Now I can see that it is a miracle. Otherwise, your city of New York, one single old man, with only a few books to sell for barely getting eatables, how he can survive, what to speak of introducing God-consciousness movement for saving the humankind? That is Krishna's miracle. Now I can see it."

Always a Gentleman He is very liberal and kind to everyone (April 25, 2016):
"Devotee means he is able to tolerate all kinds of discomfort and whims of the material nature, and because he is so much absorbed in serving Krishna, he takes no time to become angry or take offense with others or find out some fault, no."

Accepting Krishna's Mercy A devotee's humble attitude (April 24, 2016):
"When a devotee is put into hellish conditions, he accepts them as Krishna's mercy: tat te 'nukampam susamiksamanah. He does not protest, 'Oh, I am such a great devotee of Krishna. Why have I been put into this misery?'"

Srila Prabhupada and Allen Ginsberg Conversation Parts 1-3 (April 22):
"For the Vaisnava, to become poet is another qualification. Vaisnava has twenty-six qualifications. I think it is written there."

Seeing the Prime Cause (Editorial) Taking the essence (April 17, 2016):
"Interviewer: How would I recognize a true follower of the Krishna consciousness movement by his behavior? What would his traits be? What would his outward expressions be? Srila Prabhupada: He'd be a very perfect gentleman, that's all."

He Saved Me My Guru Maharaj, he was no ordinary spiritual master (April 12):
"Some of the devotees, worried that Swamiji has decided to go to India to leave his body, ask him whether, during his absence, one of his God-brothers should come to America to assume ISKCON leadership."

Forever Grateful to Srila Prabhupada (Editorial) (April 9, 2016):
"Devotees hearts everywhere are combined in love for His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada, which ultimately -- despite our personal differences -- keeps us unified as a family of godbrothers and godsisters."

Leader of the Masters Master at whose feet all other masters sit (April 1):
"We are taught to address others as Prabhu. Prabhu means master; and the leader of the masters is called Prabhupada."

A Single Pure Devotee of the Lord Fully empowered by Krishna (March 29):
"It is said that a single pure devotee of the Lord can deliver all the fallen souls of the world."

Our Only Tie is Love of Godhead Everyone is to be treated well (March 28):
"Either Indian or foreign whoever joins us they are not under any obligation, our only tie is Love of Godhead. It should be our definite policy that nobody is ill treated that he may go away."

Based on Love The essence of Krishna Consciousness (March 27, 2016):
"You cannot survive without my mercy and I cannot survive without your mercy. It is reciprocal. This mutual dependence is based on love -- Krishna Consciousness."

The Direct Help of the Lord Mercy from within and without (March 24, 2016):
"The Lord is seated in the heart of all living beings, and thus, He knows very well the movements of all individual persons. As soon as the Lord finds that a particular soul is very eager to go back to Godhead, the Lord at once sends His bona fide representative."

Help from Friend in the Heart (Lecture) Everyone's friend (March 21, 2016):
"When Krishna sees that 'This man, this living entity's now sincere to hear about Me,' He helps. Hrdi... Because He's there. You haven't got to find out somewhere else. You haven't got to go to Himalaya to find Him. He's here."

Our Eternal Father Srila Prabhupada assures us all (March 17, 2016):
"So far as I am concerned, I have accepted you as my disciple, and you have accepted me as your spiritual father. This relationship cannot be ended anymore. It is eternal."

A Time for Reflection (Editorial) Sharing a few thoughts (March 12, 2016):
"By recalling the events and experiences which initially touched our hearts with Krishna consciousness, we can embrace the loving mood that Prabhupada so kindly shared with us all."

A New Dawn (Poem) In honor of Srila Prabhupada (March 10, 2016):
"Prabhupada -- the Lord's dear wish/ To ignite the darkened soul/ Pouring immortal nectar sweet/ All cups to overflow."

Vrindavane Bhajan A classic poem by Srila Prabhupada (March 9, 2016):
"I am sitting alone in Vrindavan-dhama/ In this mood I am getting many realizations/ I have my wife, sons, daughters, grandsons, everything/ But I have no money so they are a fruitless glory."

Srila Prabhupada's Determination Executing his guru's order (February 19):
"But I have taken all the risk in the old age because I am in duty-bound. I am in duty-bound. So I have to execute my duty in spite of all my inconveniences. That is the idea."

Rain of Mercy A downpour of love from His Divine Grace (February 18, 2016):
"The pure devotee is the pleasure-possessing cloud, and when he is filled with transcendental loving service, then he can bestow his mercy as a downpour of rain -- and the pleasure potency returns to the ocean of Krishna."

Unlimited Gain Chanting is beneficial to one and all (February 13, 2016):
"If you want to understand this movement through philosophy, science argument, we are prepared. There is ample opportunity for you. But if you simply chant, there is no need of education, there is no need of philosophizing."

Srila Prabhupada's Compassion The mercy of a Vaisnava (February 6, 2016):
"So if you actually feel for your country, for your community, for your people, just spread this Krishna consciousness. They're dying. You spread this Krishna consciousness."

Photos of Vrindavan in the 1970s (A 10-Part Series) (January 25, 2016):
"The following pictures were taken in the late 70s before much of the modern day traffic and congestion had invaded the holy dhama."

Srila Prabhupada on Writing (Compilation) Write for Krishna (January 21):
"The purport is that for transcendental writing one must be an authorized Vaisnava and should write to purify oneself, not for credit. It may or may not be published, but one who is actually sincere in writing, all his ambitions will be fulfilled."

Srila Prabhupada's Middle East Preaching Program (Photos) (January 17):
"Egypt was the first country in which Srila Prabhupada set foot outside India en route to America. He stopped in Port Said in 1965 and visited the town for a day with the captain of the Jaladuta steamship."

What is the Difficulty? (Photo) Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt (January 17):
"Since we have started this movement in the Western countries, Europeans, Americans, Africans, Egyptians, and Japanese are all chanting. There is no difficulty. They are chanting very gladly and they are getting the results. What is the difficulty?"

Practicing Krishna Consciousness at Home (Editorial) (Dec. 30, 2015):
"Anyone can adopt this simple method. There is no expenditure, there is no tax, nor is there any need to build a very big church or temple. Anyone, anywhere, can sit down on the road or beneath a tree and chant the Hare Krishna mantra and worship God."

Salvation from the Material World Preaching to rock stars (Nov. 25, 2015):
"On November 2nd, 1974, ex-Beatle George Harrison launched his North American tour in Vancouver, Canada."

Honoring the Pure Devotee (Editorial) Prabhupada ki jaya! (Oct. 26, 2015):
"A Krishna Consciousness person thinks always about himself as the lowest creature in the world, and the more one thinks like that he becomes elevated more and more."

Whatever Happened to the Revolution? (Editorial) (October 22, 2015):
"For many of us who came of age in the Sixties and Seventies, the counterculture and its promise of an alternative society based on love and peace was an important part of our lives."

Chrissie Hynde: No Longer Just a Pretender (Editorial) (October 20, 2015):
"Chrissie Hynde, lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist of the legendary rock group The Pretenders, has just published her memoir entitled 'Reckless: My Life as a Pretender.'"

Peace, Love and Hare Krishna Ringo Starr shines on (October 15, 2015):
"Beatle drummer Ringo Starr, age 75, is on tour in North America this month with his All-Starr Band. He recently played in Victoria, Canada (October 8, 2015), spreading his now familiar message of 'peace and love' along with 'Hare Krishna.'"

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