"Now I have come to the West in a broken condition of health. In such condition no one would think of touring."
"Generally people do not like to die. But I will be very glad to die if Kṛṣṇa wants. This is...And I shall stay with you. I have no objection either way."
"Wherever Kṛṣṇa will keep me, I shall remain there. It doesn't matter whether heaven or hell. I don't care for it."
"Even if at the time of death a devotee does not remember his service to the Lord, the Lord does not forget him."
"Can you say boldly, 'No, no, I shall not die. I am now scientific. I have got my science. I shall not die'? The nature's law is: you must die."
"Hundreds and thousands of living entities meet death at every moment, but a foolish living being nonetheless thinks himself deathless..."
"Your final question is how can you become a pure devotee, and the answer to this is given in Bhagavad-gita. Krishna instructs Arjuna that the mahatma..."
"It is said that even one drop of happiness in Kṛṣṇa consciousness stands beyond comparison with an ocean of happiness derived from any other activity."
"Our aims and objects in the Krishna Consciousness Movement are very sublime. Kindly follow and you'll be happy and I'll be happy."
"The bridegroom comes, 'Now we are married and I love you, you love me. You go home; I remain here.' Is that very good proposal?"
"Although he appears to be materially poor, a person in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is not actually a poor man, but the person who has no taste tor Kṛṣṇa..."
"It is said that the swan can draw milk from a mixture of milk and water; it can take only the milk portion and reject the watery portion."
Become a Swan Go where there are lilies and lotus flowers (June 19):
"There are classes of men like crows, and there are classes of men like swans. So Kṛṣṇa consciousness means swanlike."
"Without devotional service, all activities, they are false, simply just like jumping like the monkey. What is the value?"
"If you think the spiritual master is a man like me, why should I follow the instructions so strictly, then you are not serious."
"So you devotees should pray to Krishna that I can go on giving Him service up to the last point of my death."
"Advancement in Kṛṣṇa consciousness does not depend on any materially prosperous or distressed condition."
"Regarding your question about the relationship between the living entities and Krishna, the answer is that qualitatively we are one with Krishna."
Snana-Yatra The bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannatha (June 16):
"After the bathing ceremony (snāna-yātrā), Lord Jagannātha apparently becomes sick. He is therefore removed to His private apartment..."
"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."
"The more you make the Deity of Jagannatha attractively dressed, the more you shall become spiritually attractive."
"So seeing things through the naked eye is not actually seeing. Seeing things through the authorized books or authorized teachers is the correct way to see."
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul within the core of everyone's heart, gives inspirations for action according to one's mentality."
"Actually, every living entity is intended to abide by the dictation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is seated in everyone's heart as Paramātmā."
"The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities..."
"So we may claim that 'Every one of us, we are God,' but nobody can claim that 'We are supreme; I am Supreme God.' That is not possible."
"Even by fighting, you can be a great devotee, just like Arjuna. He was not chanting on the beads, but he was fighting."
"Regarding the ailments with your finger, I am describing here a treatment for it. Take turmeric powder and add the same quantity of limestone."
"If you have got any duplicity in your mind, then you'll never be successful in any field of activities."
"So if we actually want to be happy, then we should not live like animals, without any restriction..."
"The representative of Kṛṣṇa will simply repeat what Kṛṣṇa says. That's all. He becomes representative."
"I wish that it will be noted down in history that this Krishna Consciousness Movement is responsible for saving the world."
"If you kindly take this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement seriously, your country will be saved, and the whole world will be saved."
Bright-Faced The transformative power of Krishna consciousness (June 6):
"Before coming to Kṛṣṇa consciousness see the photograph of your face, and now see. Practical."
"You have asked me how one can know that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead?"
"So our remedy for material life is very simple, simply to chant for Krishna, to dance for Krishna, to work, prepare nice foods for Krishna..."
"You have to take care of yourself. Your so-called society, friendship, love, country, nation, and this, never will be able to help you."
"If we practice devotional service in this life, even for few days, still, it will be a permanent asset."
"One should be content with whatever he obtains without special endeavor and should cultivate spiritual consciousness. Then he will be happy."
"My only desire is that all people become happy and prosperous in Krishna Consciousness."
"Kṛṣṇa said, 'No, no, no, no. It is not like that. His position is not like that. His position is better still, even if he has fallen down.' "
"You have asked how Krishna is with the spirit soul in the spiritual world and the answer is that Krishna is the heart of the spirit soul, or spiritual body..."
"The path of spiritual life is stated in the Vedas to be like the edge of a sharpened razor. A little inattentiveness may at once create havoc..."
"The whole principle of spiritual life is to turn our attention back to Krishna, and thus immediately be freed from all entanglements of Maya."
"One Vaisnava poet, has sung so nicely, that this material world is just like a desert, and to cover the desert oceans of water are required."
"Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa! Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, my living force! O youthful couple, in life or death I have nothing more than You."
"If the spiritual master cannot save his disciple from confusion, he is not a spiritual master. That is the test."
"'O my Lord, the transcendental body of Kṛṣṇa is very sweet, and His face is even sweeter than His body."
"Out of 26 qualifications of a perfect devotee, one is poetic sense. So we can write so many poetries in praise of the Lord, or about His pastimes."
"The luster of Kṛṣṇa’s body is as beautiful as the glow of a spotless full moon that has just risen, and the vibration of His flute sounds exactly..."
"Yes, you can pray to Krishna—Krishna may be prayed that I am unwilling to become Krishna Conscious, so you can force me to become so."
"Whatever you may be, it doesn't matter. You just try to satisfy the Supreme Lord by your work. That's all."
"The whole treatment of the human society should be like that: to cure him from the disease of forgetfulness his relationship with God."
"Externally, you can keep yourself clean by soap, water and change of dress, washed dress, externally. And internally, by thinking of Kṛṣṇa."
"The Vedic hymn which is known as Kamagayatri describes the Face of Krishna as the king of all moons."
"Your second question, ice cream purchased from the market may not be offered. Because such ice cream contains sometimes undesirable things..."
"It is the change of consciousness. The same man, if he changes his criminal consciousness, then he's no more subjected to go to the jail."
"You are always welcome to put questions, and it is my duty to answer all the questions to my sincere devotees."
"Sincere souls who are engaged in the service of Lord Krishna are benedicted by the Lord by revelation."
"Even if somebody looks shabby and unclean, if he simply says this Krishna Consciousness is very nice thing..."
"Regarding your question: Is it not true that by service I am with you? It is very correct. You are not only in connection with me, but you are connected with..."
"So the sādhus, they take the risk of becoming friendly and merciful to the fallen, conditioned souls, and they preach the message of Godhead."
"You know the history of my starting the society in 1966, it was all risky, and I was alone, but I took it depending on Krishna."
"Kṛṣṇa consciousness does not mean to become lazy. You have to act practically for Kṛṣṇa. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Just like if you be in contact with fire you get warm, similarly, by contact with Kṛṣṇa you immediately get spiritual warmth."
"If people get opportunity to associate with great souls, then automatically his path of liberation will be open."
"God is great, and if you contact God, then you become great. That is the definition given in the Bhagavad-gītā. There is no use of rubber-stamp great."
"The more you engage yourself in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, the more you feel joy, joyer. That is joyful life."
"I have noted your questions carefully, and regarding your question about the Prasadam recipes; Krishna is offered foodstuff in goodness."
"Whether you are in the college, whether you're on the street, whether you are sleeping, lying, or whatever, you can chant."
"It does not matter that you do not live within our temple, since you say your health does not permit. But you can make your home a temple for Krsna."
"A devotee knows that after death he is going back home, back to Godhead; therefore he has no fear of death."
"One who desires to go back to one's eternal home and back to Godhead may adopt the following recognised and authoritative devotional activities..."
"You have got now the golden opportunity of this human form of life, and it is not accident that you have got your spiritual master."
"If we can be successful in getting the mercy of Prahlāda Mahārāja and also that of Nṛsiṁhadeva, then our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement will be..."
"Although Prahlāda Mahārāja was a pure, exalted Vaiṣṇava, he thought himself most unqualified to offer prayers to the Supreme Lord."
"To prosecute Krishna Consciousness there is no limitation, no material impediment can stop progress of Krishna Consciousness."
"Prahlāda Mahārāja also was opposed by his father, what to speak of others. These things will happen, but we should not be disappointed..."
"Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva says: 'Anyone who prays unto Me and takes shelter from Me becomes My ward, and I protect him always from all sorts of calamities.' "
"Any devotee aspiring to be free of material desires should offer his respectful prayers to Nṛsiṁhadeva as Prahlāda Mahārāja did in this verse."
"Lord Nrsimhadeva appeared before the atheist Hiranyakasipu as Death and He appeared before Prahlad Maharaj the theist as the Benedictor of Blessing."
"I am feeling very intensely your separation. In 1967 you joined me in San Francisco. You were driving my car and chanting Hare Krsna."
"By worship of the Lord, who is the source of all beings and who is all-pervading, man can, in the performance of his own duty, attain perfection."
"We are giving concrete absolute truth. That is Kṛṣṇa. That is explained in the Bhagavad-gītā, how He is concrete absolute."
"Our tears falling like rain/ Come back to see You again/ You we have come to meet/ Bow down at Your Lotus Feet."
"Your desires, whatever desires you may have, that will be fulfilled. That will be fulfilled."
"So how I can find out the real guru by whose words I'll be nicely directed and achieve?' That is not very difficult."
"So far your questions are concerned. Nityananda is the principle of the Guru. So, the Gurudeva is the incarnation of Nityananda."
"Retirement is not required. But what is required that purify your activities. Not to stop your activity, but to purify it."
"Your first question, shall Srimati Radharani's feet be showing, the answer is no, they should never be seen."
"Live so very nicely, chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and see Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa Deity, and eat nicely, live nicely."
"Sri Sri Radha-Madan Mohan have kindly descended in Their archavigraha form now you must receive Them with that consciousness."
"One day I asked Prabhupada what is the best way to paint Krishna. He said 'Always paint Krishna as the most beautiful, the strongest...' "
"Regarding your question about Lord Caitanya's thinking himself lower than the grass, it should be understood spiritually."
"One must be able to pass the test of the spiritual master, and when he sees the genuine desire of the disciple, he automatically blesses the disciple..."
"The next question: the body of a pure devotee is all spiritual and He is not different from His body. That is also a fact."
"You are doing solid work, even alone, and I am very pleased. This is the test for a sincere devotee."
"So, of course, there were many lawyer friends. They advised me that 'You do not give up. You should litigate.' So I thought, 'Who is going to litigate?' "
"Your Bhāgavatams, it says they were published by the League of Devotees. Does that just mean yourself, or there were others?"
"Kṛṣṇa said, 'Even if you are pauper, you try; you'll get everything.' But I thought, 'Without money, how this can be done?' "
"Next you ask if I am present in my picture and form? Yes. In form as well as in teachings."
"The following prospectus outlines Prabhupada's vision for 'The League of Devotees,' his first registered society."
"Regarding your second question, have the conditioned souls ever seen Krsna? Were they with the Lord before being conditioned..."
"The spiritual master is addressed as 'Prabhupāda' because he is a completely self-realized soul."
"A disciple always inquires from the spiritual master, and the spiritual master answers the question, provided the disciple is very gentle and devoted."
"You cannot say 'I may accept or may not accept.' That will not do. You must accept. Tad, tad-vijñānārthaṁ sa gurum eva abhigacchet..."
"Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura said, My Dear Vaisnava Thakura, Spiritual Master, let me become your dog, and I shall remain at your door..."
"Regarding your question about time, time is eternal, but in the spiritual world, there is no influence of time."
"One who hears the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra must receive it from the spiritual master by aural reception."
"The spreading of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra in the West has become successful because the young people were not offenders."
"We can preach all over the world that the only way to be saved from collective and individual devastation is to take to the chanting of Hare Krsna."
"By the Grace of Krishna and the Spiritual Master, the dumb man can speak like a great orator, and a lame man can cross over a great mountain."
"Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked the tiger, 'Why you are sleeping? Just stand up. Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.' And the tiger began to dance. So actually, this happened."
"Politicians meet together and exchange good wishes by drinking liquor, which is so polluted and sinful..."
"We are not vegetarian nor non-vegetarian. We are transcendental. We are concerned with Krishna Prasadam."
"If you have good price, then you get a good shirt. If you have no money, then you get a bad shirt. That's all."
"Regarding your question, 'What does Rama mean in Hare Rama? Is this Balarama or Lord Ramacandra?' "
"We are not meant for giving people false information. We are trying to give you information from authoritative scriptures, Vedas."
"Whatever you like, you can do. Don't believe in God. Throw away God. God is dead.' These are the demoniac's preachings."
"So the modern world means how to befool persons, that's all. Not to enlighten them, but to keep them in ignorance and befool them more and more."
"So there is a class of men always who do not like saintly persons and do not believe in God. So they are demons."
"Your, your nation is very good. I like the American nation. Simply little reformation required."
"Actually, if there is organized party who believe in God factually, then this demon class of men will always be vanquished."
"You have to spend or waste gallons of blood before you can convert a person to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. It is so difficult task."
"After taking sannyas I was more engaged in writing my books without any attempt to construct temples or to make disciples..."
"My Guru Mahārāja gave me hint that 'Book publication is more pleasing to me than maṭha-mandira.' So I took it, and I began to publish books..."
"Sometime in the year 1935 when His Divine Grace was staying at Rādhā-kuṇḍa, I went to see him from Bombay."
"I think it would be better to take off all the marbles and sell them and print books. He told me this personally."
"Even if we present our Back to Godhead or any other literature in broken languages, it does not matter because the glorification of the Lord is there."
"Srila Prabhupada wrote and published over 80 volumes of spiritual literature which he considered to be his most important contribution."
"I have simply presented the scriptures such as Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam as they are. Therefore just see the effect they have on the world."
"If a devotee seeks shelter at the lotus feet of the six Gosvāmīs, the merciful Gosvāmīs will certainly give the Lord's servitor all protection."
"We wish that this mass of our body of flesh and blood may be sacrificed at the altar of preaching the Samkirtan Movement..."
"You'll find in the picture: there is this mṛdaṅga and press. He was very much fond of press. In the very beginning of his, this life, he started one press
"As will be evident from the following verses, the dog got the mercy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and was immediately promoted to Vaikuṇṭha..."
"We have seen it practically. Even a child can take part in the chanting, or even a dog can take part in it. The chanting should be heard, however..."
"As explained on the cover of the record album, this transcendental vibration — by chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare..."
"I have given my readers the book Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, so that if I die before finishing the whole task they may enjoy this book."
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, whose legs are tended by the goddess of fortune, shared Himself with the cowherd boys as one of them."
"Another gopī expressed her opinion that Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, while tending the cows, appeared just like actors going to play on a dramatic stage."
"When Kṛṣṇa went to the forest with His cowherd boyfriends and cows, the gopīs did not physically take part, but their hearts went with Him."
"You have got now the golden opportunity of this human form of life, and it is not accident that you have got your spiritual master, so take advantage..."
"As soon as there is awakening of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, all the illusory pains and pleasures of material existence are vanquished."
Nama Avatara The holy name is the incarnation of Lord Krishna (April 20):
"So if we take shelter of this holy name of the Lord, Hare Kṛṣṇa, then we shall be saved."
"In this Age of Kali there is no other means, no other means, no other means for self-realization than chanting the holy name..."
"As fire is kindled from wood by another fire, the divine consciousness of man can similarly be kindled by another divine grace."
"In this material world there are classifications of people, but, after all, this world is not a happy place for anyone."
"In the Hari-bhakti-sudhodaya, there is a statement about the benefit of visiting the temples of Lord Kṛṣṇa."
"'From the body of any person who claps and dances before the Deity, showing manifestations of ecstasy, all the birds of sinful activities fly away upward."
"When the order is that one should always remember Kṛṣṇa, the prohibition is that one should never forget Him."
Don't Be Hasty Try to follow the footprints of great personalities (April 17):
"Just be in your position, try to follow the rules and regulations, and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, and gradually you'll get result."
"As advised in Chapter Thirteen of the Bhagavad-gītā (13.8-12), one should culture knowledge in the following way."
"Srila Prabhupada chants Hare Krishna amidst the flower children of the '60s on 'Hippie Hill,' Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1967."
"We simply request people, 'Please chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and come with us.' That's all. We don't expect anything from anybody else."
"Simply our prayer should be, My dear Krishna, please remind me to always chant Your Holy Name, please do not put me into forgetfulness."
"So our only request is that you chant Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, and you will feel very much happy. There will be no anxiety."
"We should be always engaged in active service. Then, some way or other, our mind will be engaged in Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet."
"When you are typing, you should know that it is as good as chanting, because the work is also on the matter of Krishna."
"There isn't any difference between chanting the Holy Name at the same time washing the dishes of the Temple."
"These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we must be very careful to protect them."
"In the Kali-yuga it is very difficult to go step by step. It is not possible. Therefore by Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the easiest path has been recommended."
"You can worship Kṛṣṇa anywhere. But you have to learn how to worship. What is that learning? Bhaktyā. That is the method."
"We cannot approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead by the speed of mind or words, but if we stick to devotional service we can easily..."
"They say, 'There is no God. God is dead. I am God. You are God.' We are fighting against these principles."
"Every day they manufacture a new type of dharma on the plea that whatever one manufactures is also a path of liberation."
"Here it is said: we have to accept the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Kṛṣṇa also says, sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śa... 'Unto Me only.' "
"If you don't serve Kṛṣṇa, then you will have to serve māyā. There are two things: God or Satan. So similarly, God is Kṛṣṇa, and Satan is māyā."
"That supreme abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity. Those who reach it never return to this material world."
"The houses, the town and the everything is there, but when there is sunrise we can see everything nicely."
"Lord Caitanya's movement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness is full of dancing and singing about the pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa."
"Actually the mercy of the bona fide spiritual master is there equally for everyone. Just like the sun is shining equally everywhere..."
"The holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa, His quality, pastimes and so forth are all of the nature of absolute truth, beauty and bliss."
"I do not know how much nectar the two syllables 'Kṛṣ-ṇa' have produced. When the holy name of Kṛṣṇa is chanted, it appears to dance within the mouth."
"One can sit down anywhere and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare."
"Krishna and Krishna's name nondifferent. As soon as you chant Hare Krishna, that means Krishna is dancing on your tongue."
"There is no use getting knowledge from imperfect person. That is useless waste of time."
"When you change your consciousness, you will see yourself, you will see God, everything."
"Even one moment of your life cannot be returned even you spend millions of dollars."
"The best way to make the best use of a bad bargain is to use everything in relation with the supreme spiritual being."
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu wanted that His mission should be propagated all over the world and that is my objective."
"As soon as you are sincere, then God will send you to somebody who is His bona fide spiritual representative."
"I have not come to earn money from your country, but I have come to your country to give you something sublime... not to take from you..."
"That is my misdeed—that I accepted some disciples who are nonsense. That is my misdeed."
"The spiritual master accepts the sinful activities of his disciples from the first initiation. I may give initiation very easily, but what can I do?"
"A person who tolerates all kinds of troubles, even though such troubles appear to be unbearable, is called forbearing."
"This chanting of Hare Krishna and our sincere desire to serve Krishna will make everything clear, even if there is some impediments..."
"It is open for everyone, but it is the particular mentality—one is going to the university; one is going to the prison house."
"The spiritual master must be satisfied in all respects, because simply by his good wishes..."
"I am also glad to see that bona fide students like you will undergo any kind of trouble for the satisfaction of the spiritual master. That is the way..."
Don't Be a Miser This body should be utilized for spiritual realization (April 4):
"You have to give up this body. Why don't you give it up for the highest cause? Highest cause. This is the highest cause, spiritual realization."
"Such brāhmaṇas were not paid servants of the king, and therefore they had the strength to dictate to the king on the principles of scriptures."
"Brāhmaṇa is eager to see that people are educated. 'Take free education and be educated. Be a human being.' This is brāhmaṇa's business."
"And his livelihood—by voluntary contribution. Whatever people will give, that's all right. People used to give brāhmaṇa."
"Lord Caitanya made it a principle that we must teach by personal example. This is what I have tried to do."
"So if you push on this movement, unadulterated Kṛṣṇa, it will go on. It will go on. And as soon as you adulterate Kṛṣṇa, it will not go on."
"Simply be sincere to the service of Kṛṣṇa. Then you have got everything. There is no need of trying for this or that."
"It is my ambition that all devotees may remain self independent by producing vegetables, grains, milk, fruits, flowers, and by weaving their own cloth..."
"Protect some cows, grow crops, and if possible provide fresh milk and butter for the Temples near by. And the rest of the time chant Hare Krishna..."
"Therefore, Daivi-varnasrama-dharma is the planet’s only option for developing a sustainable future."
"So produce your own food and produce your own cloth. Don't waste time for luxury, and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. This is success of life."
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees who come to this world are executing a mission..."
"'Give blessings to my son that he may become a Rādhārāṇī's servant.' That was my father's prayer."
"Just like my spiritual master is not physically present, but I am associating with him by his words."
"Kṛṣṇa is compared to sunshine, and māyā is compared to darkness. Wherever there is sunshine, there cannot be darkness."
"Real fortunate is he who is advanced in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. He is fortunate. Otherwise, all are unfortunate. All are unfortunate."
"The smile of such a Kṛṣṇa conscious person is so attractive that simply by smiling he wins so many admirers, disciples and followers."
"You haven't got to search out any other friend. The friend is already there. Either you are a boy or a girl, you will find a nice friend within yourself."
"Actually, if someone goes to Vṛndāvana, he will immediately feel separation from Kṛṣṇa, who performed such nice activities when He was present there."
"The modern civilization does not understand what is eternal life. They are busy with the spot life of 50 or 100 years."
"This material existence, made of these five gross elements and three subtle elements, they're exactly like dream."
"We prepare our next life by our actual activities in this present life. A living entity is offered a particular type of body as a result of his action..."
"If we rigidly follow the principles of meditation on Kṛṣṇa, there is no doubt that in our next life we will be transferred to Kṛṣṇaloka..."
"Suffering all sorts of unavoidable misfortunes, one should make progress in spiritual realization because that is the mission of human life."
"That is not ordinary favor. So that when everything is taken away, he will completely surrender to Kṛṣṇa, 'Kṛṣṇa, I have nothing except You.' "
"Life cannot be prolonged by heart transplant. You cannot increase the duration of life. One can perhaps give some relief to disease, that is another thing..."
"If Kṛṣṇa desires to kill somebody, nobody can give him protection—no power. And if He wants to save somebody, nobody can kill him."
"The devotees can understand that even sometimes we meet very reverse condition of life, it is also favor."
"Bhakti is under your good will. If you accept to surrender to Kṛṣṇa, you can do that without being checked by anything else."
"There may be severe test, but still we shall not give it up. We must go on. That is determination."
"So that requires little intelligence. It does not require many, many births. It requires little intelligence."
"Prabhupāda, I heard it said that the spiritual master will always come back until his devotees, his disciples, have achieved God realization."
"You believe or not believe, God is there. Similarly, you believe or not believe, God's son is there, God's devotee is there, everyone is there."
"When the spiritual master goes there, somewhere, his nearest assistants, they automatically go there to assist him."
"Śrīla Prabhupāda, is there any instance when you were chastised by your spiritual master?"
"Prabhupāda, there are certain groups saying that there's a comet in the sky and that there's going to be some very inauspicious effects because of that."
"Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, guru more murkha dekhi. 'My spiritual master saw Me a fool number one.' Was He fool number one? He's God Himself."
"Swāmījī, someone approached me, and we were discussing about Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And I said to approach Kṛṣṇa one must be pure..."
"If somebody thinks that 'I have become more than my guru, more than Kṛṣṇa,' then he is finished. So one should become very humble and meek."
"A sincere person who follows this method is far better situated than the false pretender who adopts show-bottle spiritualism to cheat the innocent public."
"Don't be disappointed, don't be confused. Your life has value. You, in this life, you can realize your eternal life, eternal blissful life of knowledge."
"We have an immense field of work in distributing books, reading and chanting and working for Krsna in many fields."
"We are very tiny, and so we cannot really do very much. Simply we can engage our time and energy, and that is all Krishna sees."
"Devotee: What is the thing that will please you most, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: Hmm?"
"If you are serious, then it is a one minute's business. And if you are not serious, it is not fulfilled in millions of years."
"Ghost means that those who are too much sinful, they do not get this gross body. They are punished with the position, to remain in the subtle body..."
"Guest: Prabhupāda? Is Kṛṣṇa right here in the room? Prabhupāda: Yes. Don't you see Kṛṣṇa there? (laughter)"
"Mundane votes have no jurisdiction to elect a Vaiṣṇava ācārya. A Vaiṣṇava ācārya is self-effulgent..."
"How do you regard suicide, and would there be any exceptional circumstances that might justify it?"
"Another war between India and Pakistan was in progress. Srila Prabhupada and his entourage of foreign disciples were in Delhi when the war broke out."
"In 1942 there was heavy bombing in Calcutta, heavy bombing in Calcutta. By once or twice bombing, all the population vacated."
"It may be in Bangladesh or it may be in Vietnam or it may be in some other places—this is nature's law; it will go on."
"Yes. Some of our student, so long he was here, he was so nice. He was so glowing. And as soon as he has left, he has become just like damn rascal."
"We are not restricting here that only the rich persons or brāhmaṇas or pious family or rich family can come here. No. Everyone."
"Are you saying that simply by chanting the holy names, Hare Kṛṣṇa, that you can do without all of the other instructions which are in the older Vedas?"
"Why are people cruel? Why do they persecute other human beings and torture them? How is it they are able to do this?"
"If you practice devotional service, then at the time of death there is great possibility of understanding or remembering Kṛṣṇa."
"They do not know what is the goal of life. Simply like cats and dogs they are eating, sleeping, having sex life and dying. That's all."
"Can you make a child Kṛṣṇa conscious if you yourself don't believe in Kṛṣṇa consciousness?"
"Just like even in your ordinary education you go to the school, college, and hear from the professor."
"Śrīla Prabhupāda, is it possible for one person to be part demon and part devotee in the same person?"
"A common man cannot rise to the topmost stage of spiritual perfection simply by following the rituals and religious principles."
"A devotee thinks, 'It is the favor of Kṛṣṇa that he has put me into suffering.' They never see suffering as suffering. It is favor of Kṛṣṇa."
"Should we always endeavor in spite of pain to push ourselves in Kṛṣṇa consciousness?"
"Presently people are so fallen that they cannot distinguish between a liberated soul and a conditioned soul."
"Kṛṣṇa sees the service. Defeated or victorious, depend on Kṛṣṇa. But fighting must be there."
"As for determination, one should follow the example of the sparrow who lost her eggs in the waves of the ocean."
"And to answer your last question, where will I go at the time of death if I am thinking of my spiritual master?"
"Can the death of a spiritual master take to us, or I can get... Is that spiritual master still guiding us after the death?"
"I was on the sea for one month and ten days continually, and that was a horrible account. Perhaps you have read it in my diary..."
"A lot of devotees, they never read the books, but they're doing the chanting. It will progress them without reading the books?"
"Even if we don't surrender to Kṛṣṇa in this life, will everyone surrender to Kṛṣṇa? Will everyone go back to Godhead eventually?"
"This spiritual master means one who has heard correctly from his Spiritual Master. In this way, ultimately it goes to Krishna..."
"If one reads one line of this literature, although it is presented in broken language, but if he simply hears there is Kṛṣṇa..."
"There is no difference between the spiritual master's instructions and the spiritual master himself."
"Actually, nothing in Krishna consciousness is an accident, but sometimes Krishna will put us into a seemingly unfavorable situation just to help us..."
"Kṛṣṇa cannot be realized by so-called speculation, but if you render service to Kṛṣṇa, then Kṛṣṇa will reveal to you. Revelation."
"So jñāna-vijñāna. One should have knowledge perfectly, and it must be demonstrated. Demonstrated in practical field."
"If one seriously desires to return home, back to Godhead, one must therefore become strong enough by pleasing the spiritual master."
"Vaiṣṇava is always thinking himself helpless. Helpless. And begging help from the previous ācārya."
"So we are advocating that you come to this stage where you will not to have accept this material body. Then you are really happy."
"Even a moment of one's lifetime could not be returned in exchange for millions of dollars."
"Nobody is safe here. At any moment the life may be finished. Nobody can guarantee."
"I constructed this home for happiness, but unfortunately there was a fire, and everything has now been burnt to ashes."
"By such mercy, even if a devotee is dumb he can speak or write to glorify the Lord splendidly, even if lame he can cross mountains..."
He Saved Me There is no one to replace him (February 24):
"'My Guru Maharaj... he was no ordinary spiritual master,' he says, wiping away the tears. 'He... saved me.'"
"Yes, if one simply comes to that platform of spontaneous love for the spiritual master, then very quickly he will get love of God..."
"My Guru Mahārāja used to say that 'Don't try to see God. You work in such a way that God will see you.'"
"Out of many millions of wandering living entities, one who is very fortunate gets an opportunity to associate with a bona fide spiritual master..."
"Not knowing how to cross the ocean of nescience, they are scattered by the waves of time and tide."
"Within a second, Hiraṇyakaśipu and his followers were destroyed, and similarly if this godless civilization continues, it will be destroyed in a second..."
"This struggle for existence is something like following the will-o'-the-wisp under the spell of material enjoyment."
"Sometimes in the forest a very big castle appears, and this is called a castle in the air. Actually this castle does not exist anywhere but in one's imagination."
"There will be no grain, no milk, no sugar, no fruit. So I have to eat you, and you will have to eat me. Full facility for meat-eating."
Save Yourself Present society is in a very precarious condition (February 20):
"The atom bomb is ready. You have got; I have got. I drop on you, and you drop on me. Both of us, we finished. This is going to be happening."
"Everyone has to take care of his own plane, and if there is any danger, no other plane can help another in that condition."
"Śrī Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has sung that the best qualification for taking shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya is to be the most fallen..."
"In all the ancient scriptures of devotional service and in the more recent songs of Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura and..."
"When I came here, I never came here because American boys or people wanted me. They did not feel any need of my presence."
"Good things do not come so easily; you know the difficulties that I encountered in my first year in your country."
"'Whether I shall go back to home, back to Godhead, it doesn't matter. I must serve Kṛṣṇa, that's all."
"I did not go to your country taking Vṛndāvana with me. I had to stay in places where in the refrigerator there is meat."
"He seemed to be an educated man, much more so than myself. I liked his humbleness. I just plain liked the guy."
"A Krishna Conscious person is always satisfied whether in Vaikuntha or in hell. His satisfaction is not the particular place..."
"'All right, I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa. If Kṛṣṇa is giving me suffering, that's all right.' That is surrender."
"A great inconvenience was caused today by oozing out of dirty water from the sink. It spoiled all the mattresses on the floor."
"O my Lord, the transcendental body of Krishna is very sweet, and His face is even sweeter than His body."
"Krishna is the enchanter of the Cupid, and Radharani is the enchanter of that enchanter. So these are very high-grade spiritual understanding..."
"First of all, you have to check yourself whether you firmly believe in the words of God. If you don't believe, there is no question of surrender."
"So, I am very glad that you are determined to go ahead in Krishna Consciousness and, if you remain serious and steady..."
"If you think that 'Oh, I have committed so many sinful activities. How Kṛṣṇa will save me?' No. Kṛṣṇa is all-powerful. He can save you."
"Don't be bothered with the temporary miserable or happy. They will come and go. Tāṁs titikṣasva bhārata. If you cannot bear, then try to tolerate."
"When such impediments arise he should simply think of Kṛṣṇa and expect His mercy. That is the only solace."
"The Vedic injunction is that no one can have full knowledge without being under the guidance of an ācārya."
"We may drive the Rolls-Royce car, but may not identify with the car: 'Oh, now I've become Rolls-Royce. You are Chevrolet; I'm Rolls-Royce.'"
"Because they are keeping the show of spiritual master, but within they have got a different, ulterior purpose. So they are more unfortunate."
"The devotee cannot remain in darkness, and because a devotee is enlightened by the Personality of Godhead, his knowledge is certainly perfect."
"So Kṛṣṇa says that 'If you are engaged twenty-four hours in devotional service,' then, Kṛṣṇa says, 'from within,' He will give all knowledge."
"Kṛṣṇa does not agree to award devotional service to merely anyone. Kṛṣṇa can easily offer a person material happiness or even liberation..."
"A pure devotee of the Lord never thinks of himself as the proprietor of his home. He surrenders everything unto the supreme control of the Lord..."
"There are many examples in history of persons who have been very much disabled physically, but still have executed Krishna Consciousness."
"There is no impediment in this world which can stop the flow of the river. Or the waves of the Pacific Ocean."
"Some scholars recommend that knowledge and renunciation are important factors for elevating oneself to devotional service. But actually that is not a fact."
"Sometimes he chants, sometimes he hears or reads books about Kṛṣṇa, or sometimes he cooks prasādam or goes to the marketplace..."
"If they can be engaged twenty-four hours each day in devotional service they do not want anything else..."
"The devotees of the Lord are by nature peaceful because they have no material hankering."
"A pure devotee is one whose intelligence is clear; he is truly thoughtful because he engages in the service of the Lord..."
"Advancement in Kṛṣṇa consciousness does not depend on any materially prosperous or distressed condition..."
"Krishna is absolute, so there is no such thing as success or failure in Krishna Consciousness, or in other words, there is no question of failure..."
"So we are all in wretched condition under the grip of material nature, always suffering threefold miseries. So we should be conscious."
"An easygoing life and attainment of perfection in transcendental realization cannot go together."
"The mercy the Lord bestows upon a particular person engaged in executing the responsible work entrusted unto him is beyond imagination."
"Now I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa. My all resultant actions of sinful life is finished. I will not come again."
"Religion is not formalities and ritualistic ceremonies. Religion means how to awaken the normal condition, to become lover of God."
"A Kṛṣṇa conscious person is fully electrified spiritually, and therefore anyone who touches or takes shelter of such a pure devotee becomes..."
"Simply wiring will not help you. The connection must be there. And if you lose the connection, then it is of no value."
"You just remain fixed up in devotional service, and all impediments that may come will be vanquished by the unlimited potency of the Lord."
"Over the years I've come across various articles, statements and websites which have been critical or even downright offensive towards Srila Prabhupada."
"So far as I am concerned, I have accepted you as my disciple and you have accepted me as your spiritual father."
"Just like Krishna can be present simultaneously in millions of places. Similarly, the Spiritual Master also can be present wherever the disciple wants."
"You are not only in connection with me, but you are connected with the whole posterity, up to Krishna. It is so nice thing."
"If someone is engaged in devotional service and he commits an offense at the feet of a pure devotee, whatever he has done up until that time is not lost?"
"One afternoon the devotees went to see Srila Prabhupada and everybody began settling into the living room to listen to him speak."
"I am simply a servant of God, so I require assistance. If someone helps me even a little, I am eternally indebted to him."
"So if underneath a tree you think of Kṛṣṇa and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, that is sufficient. Kṛṣṇa does not require any big paraphernalia."
"Why we are bothering so much in this old age? The only business is that people may know Kṛṣṇa, the supreme controller. That is our business."
Guru Bhakti I am not interested in going back to Godhead (January 30):
"Whether I will be successful or not successful, it doesn't matter. I must take the words of my Guru Mahārāja as my life and soul."
"Suppose if I love somebody and if I don't give him something, don't eat something or give him something eatable, then what kind of love it is?"
"If you daily see the Deity in the temple, or if you have got Deity at home, even a child will be practiced to think of Kṛṣṇa. It is not at all difficult."
"Suppose if you love somebody... You simply take from him, but you don't give. Oh, do you think it is very good? No. It is not good. That is not love."
"We are just trying to learn how to love Krishna, that's all. So without the basic principle of love, these things cannot be conceived."
"So I did not pay them anything, neither I brought any money from India, but they are executing my order simply out of love."
"You cannot survive without my mercy and I cannot survive without your mercy. It is reciprocal."
"He must receive the order from the superior. And the superior must be bona fide. Then he's bona fide, not self-made."
"In this way the knowledge comes down from the spiritual master to the disciple or from the father to the son."
"By such mercy, even if a devotee is dumb he can speak or write to glorify the Lord splendidly, even if lame he can cross mountains..."
Kripa-Siddha Perfection attained by the mercy of superiors (January 26):
"They were thieves and rogues, very fallen condition. But Nityānanda Prabhu wanted to show an example..."
"By the blessings of a Vaiṣṇava, everything is possible. This is described in Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu as kṛpā-siddhi..."
"That's all right, that is our real mission, to deliver the world by preaching Krsna's message to others, but even higher realization..."
"By worshiping Lord, one should not ask for any material benediction. Why they should? That is not the proper... That is not pure devotion."
"So this was confirmed by the Lord: 'Not only your father—his father's father, his father, his father, up to fourteen generations—everyone is liberated...'"
"So anyone who has become a Vaiṣṇava, a devotee of the Lord, he is giving the greatest service to the family."
"I want to see the youngsters in your country to be happy. Everyone wants that, but not only in your country, I want to see everywhere."
"This younger generation, they are not too much dirty; therefore they are very easily attracted. You see? It is like a magnetic force."
"The spiritual master must observe how inquisitive the disciple is and how eager he is to understand the transcendental subject matter."
"The representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead who acts to spread Kṛṣṇa consciousness is also guided by the Supreme Lord..."
"The bona fide spiritual master who accepts disciples from all over the world is also worshiped all over the world because of his qualities."
"According to Bhagavad-gītā (BG 10.9) the characteristics of pure devotees are wonderful."
"Everything one possesses should be offered to him, for it is enjoined that one should deliver whatever he has to the spiritual master."
"A person who knows what is spiritual and what is material and who is firmly fixed in the spiritual position can be jagad-guru..."
"There is imitation coin, and there is real coin. It is up to you to find out which is the real and which is the imitation."
"In the absolute world there is no difference in quality between the Supreme Lord and His pure devotee."
"An empowered person who is actually engaged in the confidential service of the Lord should not be treated as an ordinary human being..."
"We are also attracted by Kṛṣṇa. But because we are now covered by the māyā rust, we are not attracted. This māyā rust has to be polished."
"Devotee means he is firmly convinced about his relationship with God. And what is that relationship? That relationship is on the basis of love."
"To achieve Kṛṣṇa consciousness perfectly, this ecstatic eagerness or greediness, to serve Kṛṣṇa, that is the only price to achieve success..."
"For example, could the president of the Coca-Cola company find the way to Kṛṣṇa, to serve Kṛṣṇa?"
"Devotee does not make any bargain with Kṛṣṇa, that 'Kṛṣṇa will give me this benefit; therefore I have become pure devotee.' That is not devotee."
"Kṛṣṇa can be delivered by His devotee, ātma-bhaktau. Therefore you have to take shelter of Kṛṣṇa's devotee. That is paramparā system."
"Simply you have to decide that 'I shall love only Kṛṣṇa.' And if you love only Kṛṣṇa, then you will actually love everything."
"Cāṇakya Paṇḍita, he was great politician, he is advising that if you have got money, spend it for Kṛṣṇa. Don't keep it. Spend it for Kṛṣṇa."
"He is simply waiting for the time when we shall turn our face to Kṛṣṇa. That is His business. But unfortunately, we do not want Kṛṣṇa."
"The eternal bond between disciple and spiritual master begins from the first day he hears."
"A human being is born due to union of the father and mother, but a civilized human being has another birth by contact with a spiritual master..."
"You have already attachment for sound. Now just transfer this attachment for spiritual sound. Then your life will be successful."
"Our Hare Kṛṣṇa movement is standing on three principal things: chanting, dancing and eating prasādam. It is not very difficult."
"We are attracted by Cupid, but Cupid is attracted by Kṛṣṇa. Therefore His name is Madana-mohana."
"What is this alone? Vaisnava is never alone. When I first came to the United States I was seemingly alone for one year. But I never felt alone."
"So bodily, mental, by enemies, so many impediments will come. What can be done? We have to tolerate. That is material world."
"Kaunteya, My dear son of Kunti, Arjuna, you can declare throughout the whole world that My devotees will never be vanquished. You can declare that."
"Just like a rope comes down the well so that anyone who may catch the rope from any position is sure to be delivered."
"If you sincerely, seriously hear from the realized soul, then one day, although nobody can conquer Him, you will be able to conquer Krsna."
"Men without faith in God and His revealed word find no good in this world, nor in the next. For them there is no happiness whatsoever."
"Sometimes we see that a devotee may be very sincere, but at the same time he becomes weak somehow, and he falls down."
"God is also human form. 'Man is made after the shape of God.' I think there is in the Bible. Is it not?"
"Every minute and every second we experience that living entities are going to the temple of death. Men, insects, animals, birds—everyone is going."
"So actually, if one is self-realized, he is no more fearful or concerned with the bodily necessities of life. That is liberation."
"One should come to the guru. But nobody comes to the guru, therefore guru has to come to USA to canvass. This is the position."
"Prabhupāda? Does Lord Jesus Christ appear in the spiritual sky with the body he manifested on the earth?"
"If one understands Kṛṣṇa, then he will understand Jesus Christ. If one understands Jesus Christ, you'll understand Kṛṣṇa."
"He has not yet finished his sinful activities; therefore it takes some time. Neither he surrenders fully."
"You are not transcendental. You are trying to be transcendental. You should always remember that 'We are trying to be transcendental.' "
"As māyā is forcing you to drag you from this Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you also force māyā by chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. There is fight."
"The ācārya can give you hints that 'You can be saved in this way.' But the execution of the duties, that is in your hand."
"A man bound by the hands and feet cannot free himself—he must be helped by a person who is unbound."
"Kṛṣṇa never interferes with your decision. You have got little independence. Kṛṣṇa has given you."
"You cannot oblige Kṛṣṇa, 'You do this.' That is not Kṛṣṇa. That is not Kṛṣṇa. If one is obliged to act to your dictation, then he is not Kṛṣṇa."
"Our philosophy is not that you sit idly and God will send everything. No, not like that. We know God will send everything; still we work."
"As we generally say, not a blade of grass moves without the will of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus everything is moving under His will."
"They do not know that we are eternal and we are responsible for our activities. That is knowledge. But they have no knowledge. They simply want to enjoy."
"In His amazing way of innocence and childlike excitement, He took it and held it to His head, saying 'Jai! Jai!' "
"We don't manufacture any ideas. That is not our business. Therefore we present this Bhagavad-gītā as it is. As it is. We don't change it."
"So our business is to be recognized by Kṛṣṇa. Whether one man is converted or not converted, that is not our business. We shall try our best."
"You follow one ācārya, like Christians, they follow Christ, ācārya. The Muhammadans, they follow ācārya, Muhammad. That is good."
"So how much time it requires to surrender to Kṛṣṇa? Immediately you can do that. Surrender means you surrender and work as Kṛṣṇa says."
"So zero is zero always. Hundred million times zero adds, it is zero. But when there is one, immediately value increases."
"There is no question of interpretation. Then the authority is gone. As soon as you interpret, then there is no authority."
"So if you actually feel for your country, for your community, for your people, just spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Your philosophy is simply wonderful. Your prasādam is simply wonderful. You are simply wonderful. And your Kṛṣṇa is simply wonderful."
"We don't want to become cheap wonderful. We want to become really wonderful by serving Kṛṣṇa. That is our mission."
"I had the privilege of typesetting (or composing as it were) large portions of 'Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead' aka The Krsna Book."
"Unless one’s mind is filled with thoughts of Kṛṣṇa, feelings for Kṛṣṇa and a desire to serve Kṛṣṇa, the mind will be filled with material activities."
"Ultimately there is no difference between Kṛṣṇa manifest in matter or Kṛṣṇa manifest in spirit because both are His energies."
"Wherever Kṛṣṇa is, there also are Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, the gopīs, the cowherd boys and all the other inhabitants of Vṛndāvana."
"They engage in transcendental devotional activities because they desire elevation to the spiritual world, where they can live eternally and peacefully..."
"God is not dead. God is alive, and you can meet also God because He is a person and you are a person."
"So don't think that: 'Because I have become a devotee, there will be no danger, no suffering.'"
"I went to your country for spreading this information of Krishna Consciousness & you are helping me in my mission although I am not physically present..."
"Lord Caitanya, who preached Kṛṣṇa consciousness in the modern world, gave great stress to hearing..."
"So, my Guru Mahārāja is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa."
"Suppose I am very much advanced in spiritual knowledge, but I should not be very much proud of it."
"Read, hear about Bhagavad-gītā from the pure devotees, not from the rascals. Then you'll never get any benefit."
"Here is a chance. We can go back to home, back to Godhead. Therefore the śāstras are there. The Vedas are there."
"Self-made guru cannot be guru. He must be authorized by the bona fide guru. Then he's guru."
"When we desire to enjoy this material world, forgetting service of Kṛṣṇa, that is the beginning of our misfortune. That is the beginning."
"When I point out some discrepancy of my disciples, it is always with good will so you can become the best servant of Krishna."
"So anyone who surrenders to Krishna, his destiny is changed by the omnipotency of God. He takes charge of the devotee and guides him..."
"When a living entity desires to serve the Lord in transcendental loving service, the Lord helps the devotee in so many ways..."
"In the material condition of life the consciousness of the living entity is covered over in varying degrees by the material energy..."
"Kṛṣṇa, from this day, I am now ready. Whatever You'll say, I'll do.' That's... Immediately you become liberated. Liberated."
"I am very much stressing at this point that all of my students shall be very much conversant with the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness..."
"Words can't describe the devastation that we all felt. Hearts broke and tears flowed everywhere. The universe was in sorrow."
"There is nothing new to be said. Whatever I had to say, I have already said in my books. Now you must all try to understand it and continue..."
"So far I am concerned I always take risk for Krishna. I came here in your country risking my life."
Face the Danger This material world is simply full of dangers (November 9):
"If we are actually Kṛṣṇa conscious, we should face the danger and depend on Kṛṣṇa."
"Yes, you do not know how to serve Krishna, so you simply assist your guru—we must always think like this..."
"This is the business of the disciple, how to glorify the spiritual master, paramparā."
A Damn Fool A reporter asks Prabhupada a question (November 3):
"Does it ever happen, Swamiji, that some disciples of yours may disagree with you in spiritual matters?"
"So my Guru Mahārāja ordered me long, long ago, when I was twenty-five years old, my Guru Mahārāja ordered me to go to the foreign countries..."
"Ācāryas will never say, 'I think.' 'It is in my opinion.' No. Such things are not accepted. No personal opinion."
"The description given in these books, are not mundane speculations, but they are authorized versions of liberated souls, presented by our humble self."
"So the devotees, they do not want anything material. They are not captivated by so-called followers."
"Sometimes people, they give me so much honor. 'Swamijī, you have created wonderful.' I do not feel that I have created wonderful."
"I don't say that I am perfect. But I am speaking to the whole world, 'Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.'"
"So this discussion of rasa-lila is the summit of Krishna consciousness. It is not ordinary thing. They're purely spiritual. There is nothing material."
"If we don't finish our Kṛṣṇa consciousness in this life, how we come in contact with the guru in next life?"
"This is the mystery of Bhagavad-gītā. You can remain a fighting man, at the same time the highest yogi, highest sannyāsī."
"Not that I have manufactured some book and I am preaching. No. I am preaching Bhagavad-gītā."
"Krsna can provide anything and everything within a moment, but He waits to test a devotee."
"The politicians have been holding such meetings and talks for some time now and the world is no better place for it, and they have only made things worse."
"Krishna is so very merciful to those who are very humble in their attitude engaged in the service of the Lord."
"The true ācārya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa’s mercy."
"We have to first receive the merciful benediction from the ācārya, and then Kṛṣṇa will be pleased and He'll also give His blessings."
"As soon as one thinks that he has become the wiser man than the spiritual master one is surely doomed."
"His magnanimous heart and limitless love for Krishna have ignited the modern day Hare Krishna revolution."
"I am very insignificant. I have no capacity. My business is only to convey the message of Kṛṣṇa."
"Because they have to be trained. Kṛṣṇa has appointed him to train them. Therefore he thinks himself as the servant of the disciples."
"Whatever is being done, it is due to His Divine Grace only. So my business is just to carry out His order."
"I am the lowest of the all creatures. I am simply trying to execute the order of my spiritual master. That's all."
"Srila Prabhupada, when you are not present with us, how is it possible to receive instructions..."
"For the past three or four years we've been posting compilations of about 10-12 Prabhupada quotes strung together on various topics."