"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."
"Kṛṣṇa is accepted as the friend of the cloud because both the cloud and Kṛṣṇa satisfy the people when they are disturbed."
"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..."
"Being the eternal servant of Lord Rāmacandra, Hanumānjī has been respectfully worshiped for many hundreds and thousands of years."
"When Lord Balarāma returned to Vṛndāvana, all the cowherd boys and the gopīs had grown up; but still, on His arrival, they all embraced Him."
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, is the fountain-head of all incarnations. Lord Balarāma is His second body."
"The spiritual master is the representative of Balarāma, the form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead who supplies spiritual strength."
"Lord Balarāma is the Personality of Godhead Ananta Himself; therefore He is beyond the scope of understanding by mind, intelligence or body."
"One should accept the sword of knowledge from Kṛṣṇa and be strong with the mercy of Balarāma."
"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..."
"Sometimes Lord Rāmacandra’s activities are described in terms of one’s own imaginations, speculations or material sentiments."
"Although there is no difference between Rāma and Kṛṣṇa, some devotees are attracted with rāma-mūrti and some devotees are attracted with kṛṣṇa-mūrti."
"Rāma, Nṛsiṁha, Varāha. He has got many forms. Rāma is also expansion of Kṛṣṇa. So these forms... We should not consider they are less powerful..."
"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."
"We chant it in melodious song. So mind is attracted, and we try to hear the sound. That means my mind and my ear is compact in that thought."
"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."
"The religious principle for a brāhmaṇa is that he should not be greedy at all."
"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."
"One who has understood Brahman, prasannātmā, he's always joyful. He's not disturbed by these material condition."
"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..."
Srila Prabhupada's short but moving lecture in Atlanta, 1975 (with audio):
"Caitanya Mahāprabhu even does not demand surrender. He is so kind."
"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.' "
"Krishnamurti would say, 'Dress in Western clothes and sit on a chair.' The question was, 'What is our opinion of this?' "
"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."
"The question was, this man is a follower of Lord Jesus Christ, and he would like to know what our opinion is of Jesus Christ."
"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."
"A devotee is not interested to show any magic, but he is interested to see the magician, supreme, who is playing so much magic."
"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?"
"If Kṛṣṇa comes before you with Viśvarūpa, you'll forget your love. Don't try to love Viśvarūpa. Love Śyāmasundara, that's all."
"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."
"Devotee: What does a peacock feather mean to Kṛṣṇa? Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa likes it. Yes. Indian lady: Is it a symbol of love... or what it is?"
"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."
"He wants to know, Śrīla Prabhupāda, if these are the obstacles, how do we Kṛṣṇa conscious people deal with these obstacles..."
"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?"
"Can you tell us the wonderful feeling of enlightenment to enter this spirit? We don't know how to exactly enter this spirit and travel as you travel."
"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."
"So this brāhmaṇa attracted the attention of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He was illiterate, and he could not read even one word."
"If you have only attachment for Kṛṣṇa, then you are in samādhi. You don't require certificate from others. You know yourself."
"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..."
"Therefore if we vibrate sound Kṛṣṇa, then I am immediately in contact with Kṛṣṇa, and if Kṛṣṇa is whole spirit, then immediately I become spiritualized."
"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."
"Nityananda Prabhu approached Jagai and Madhai at the risk of being personally injured and still He definitely delivered them."
"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."
"So it is the force of love. It is the force of ecstasy that will help you in understanding the science of Kṛṣṇa, not other way."
"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.'"
"Kṛṣṇa does not require your service to become happy. He is complete in Himself. But if you try to supply, make happy Kṛṣṇa, then you'll be happy."
"You should not take Kṛṣṇa's activities, Kṛṣṇa consciousness, professionally, for livelihood. That is danger."
"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..."
"When a devotee takes shelter of Kṛṣṇa in such a way, Kṛṣṇa is so grateful that He accepts him and gives him all kinds of protection."
"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."
"Just like fighting soldiers, they are facing danger for the country. They are recognized. Similarly, those who are preachers..."
"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."
"If you think of me and work for me, then I am in your heart. If you love somebody he is in your heart."
"In conclusion to your letter you have asked as to where is the ocean of love? And I think that you may know..."
"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."
"Our mission is very nice. We want to see everyone happy. We don't want anything from anyone."
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."
"Everyone, we are attached to the love of this material world, but we are all disappointed. From everyone's experience, you will find."
Pure Love If you make me brokenhearted it does not matter (January 28):
"In the material world field, we love somebody for getting something in return. That is not love, pure love. Pure love is different."
"Guru means weight, heavy, heavier, heavier in knowledge. So you have to find out a person who is heavier than you, not ordinary."
"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..."
"Simply you have to prepare your eyes, your mind in that way. Here is a television box within your heart."
"Any kind of material perfection will not solve our real problem. Our real problem is how to get rid of this material entanglement, the threefold miseries..."
"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."
"Only an empowered personality can distribute the holy name of the Lord and enjoin all fallen souls to worship Kṛṣṇa."
"According to Bhagavad-gītā (BG 10.9) the characteristics of pure devotees are wonderful."
"I wish that each and every Branch shall keep their separate identity and cooperate keeping the Acharya in the centre."
"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."
"The first-class devotee of the Lord attains this stage by devotional service, but despite his loftiness, for the Lord's satisfaction he may play..."
"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 have to save the world-people from the misconception of voidism and impersonalism."
"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."
"I was living in the Bowery Street, and on my door these bums were lying with urine and wine bottles and everything. Still, they were so respectful."
"You do not believe God, all right, here I am. Today I am here. I have come to you to take away everything, whatever you have got."
"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."
"Govinda, Lord Kṛṣṇa is person. He's got His limbs of the body as we have got. Man is made after God. We are imitation of Kṛṣṇa."
"There is nothing of my personal contribution and I ask all your mercy so that I may be able to distribute Krishna's message as it is without any deviation."
"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..."
"So, I am very glad that you are determined to go ahead in Krishna Consciousness and, if you remain serious and steady..."
"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."
"So when we are in this material world we using our senses in abnormal way. So when we cure the senses, we get into normal condition."
"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."
"We must go on with Kṛṣṇa consciousness without any hesitation, and Kṛṣṇa will give us protect."
"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."
"Now these Christmas holidays you have begun in your country. Throughout the whole month of December you'll observe nice festivals, festivities. Why?"
"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.' "
"Gopīs, they are not conditioned souls. They are liberated spirits. So first of all you have to come out from this conditioned life."
"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 has given her power to chastise these individual souls who are defying the authority of Kṛṣṇa."
"That is the statement of Caitanya Mahāprabhu, 'If by seeing one person you remember Kṛṣṇa, that person is Kṛṣṇa conscious.'"
"To remain strong is not difficult, but we don't want to remain strong. That is our decision. Otherwise it is not difficult."
"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."
"O Bhagavad-gita/ Through Thy eighteen chapters/ Thou showerest upon man/ The immortal nectar/ Of the wisdom of the Absolute."
"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."
"Bible begins, 'God is the supreme authority,' and Bhagavad-gītā concludes, 'You surrender.' Where is the difference?"
"When you go to the temple Kṛṣṇa is there, and you are seeing. Does it mean that everyone is Kṛṣṇa conscious?"
"So zero is zero always. Hundred million times zero adds, it is zero. But when there is one, immediately value increases."
"There is no question of interpretation. Then the authority is gone. As soon as you interpret, then there is no authority."
"So if you actually feel for your country, for your community, for your people, just spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Your philosophy is simply wonderful. Your prasādam is simply wonderful. You are simply wonderful. And your Kṛṣṇa is simply wonderful."
"We don't want to become cheap wonderful. We want to become really wonderful by serving Kṛṣṇa. That is our mission."
"I had the privilege of typesetting (or composing as it were) large portions of 'Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead' aka The Krsna Book."
"Every one of you become happy. But you must take the path how you can be happy. This is the path, Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Everything is there in Kṛṣṇa. Opulence-Kṛṣṇa. Beauty-Kṛṣṇa. Wisdom-Kṛṣṇa. Renunciation-Kṛṣṇa. Strength-Kṛṣṇa. Everything in Kṛṣṇa."
"Unless one’s mind is filled with thoughts of Kṛṣṇa, feelings for Kṛṣṇa and a desire to serve Kṛṣṇa, the mind will be filled with material activities."
"Ultimately there is no difference between Kṛṣṇa manifest in matter or Kṛṣṇa manifest in spirit because both are His energies."
"Wherever Kṛṣṇa is, there also are Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, the gopīs, the cowherd boys and all the other inhabitants of Vṛndāvana."
"They engage in transcendental devotional activities because they desire elevation to the spiritual world, where they can live eternally and peacefully..."
"Do you sit and meditate alone? What do you do with your mind as it wanders? Do you think of something?"
"To be fully absorbed in the thought of Kṛṣṇa means clearance of material dirts or hankerings. As a very rich man has no hankerings for small petty things..."
"One does not need to make a separate attempt to become liberated. If one simply engages in the service of the Lord, he will be liberated automatically."
"God is not dead. God is alive, and you can meet also God because He is a person and you are a person."
"So don't think that: 'Because I have become a devotee, there will be no danger, no suffering.'"
"For iron to be attracted by a magnet is natural. Similarly, for all living entities to be attracted toward Kṛṣṇa is natural..."
"I went to your country for spreading this information of Krishna Consciousness & you are helping me in my mission although I am not physically present..."
"I am sure that even if I am not physically present before you, still you will be able to execute all spiritual duties in the matter of Krishna Consciousness..."
"If we can think always of Krishna even in separation, that is Krishna Consciousness."
"Lord Caitanya, who preached Kṛṣṇa consciousness in the modern world, gave great stress to hearing..."
"Simply if one chants Kṛṣṇa's name, holy name, and in ecstasy dances, he's more than a Vedāntist."
"So, my Guru Mahārāja is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa."
"Suppose I am very much advanced in spiritual knowledge, but I should not be very much proud of it."
"Just like you come down step by step by step by step, similarly you go up step by step by step by step."
"Read, hear about Bhagavad-gītā from the pure devotees, not from the rascals. Then you'll never get any benefit."
"Here is a chance. We can go back to home, back to Godhead. Therefore the śāstras are there. The Vedas are there."
"Just like if your son is not good, you suffer and the son suffers. Similarly, we are all sons of God. So when we are painful, God is also painful."
"You have forgotten the service of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, therefore you have become the servant of māyā. You are servant of māyā, your senses."
"This is the stage of bhakti-yoga. There is no demand. Simply the only prayer is that You engage me in your service."
"Self-made guru cannot be guru. He must be authorized by the bona fide guru. Then he's guru."
"When we desire to enjoy this material world, forgetting service of Kṛṣṇa, that is the beginning of our misfortune. That is the beginning."
"If you don't keep in touch with the original link, then it will be lost. And if you keep touch with the original link, then you are directly hearing Kṛṣṇa."
"This process of offering whatever one has in one's possession for the pleasure of the spiritual master or Krsna is recommended in the Bhagavad gita..."
"In the beginning of your letter your comparison of the soldier and commander is very appropriate. We are on the battlefield of Kuruksetra..."
"Please therefore try to be sympathetic with any person even if they differ. The only qualification we have to scrutinize is..."
"When I point out some discrepancy of my disciples, it is always with good will so you can become the best servant of Krishna."
"So anyone who surrenders to Krishna, his destiny is changed by the omnipotency of God. He takes charge of the devotee and guides him..."
"When a living entity desires to serve the Lord in transcendental loving service, the Lord helps the devotee in so many ways..."
"In the material condition of life the consciousness of the living entity is covered over in varying degrees by the material energy..."
"When shall I have You as my Supreme Master; then shall I joyfully wander over the whole universe knowing that You are my master."
"Sincere souls who are engaged in the service of Lord Krishna are benedicted by the Lord by revelation."
"There are many philanthropists, humanitarianists, but the best philanthropist is he who can award the people in general Krishna Consciousness."
"Kṛṣṇa is busy in His own business. Let Him dance with the gopīs. I shall simply serve Him. That's all."
"The first principle is that one should be prepared to sacrifice any, everything for Kṛṣṇa. Everything. It doesn't matter—my fate, my honor, my money..."
"So far as personal association with Guru is concerned, I was only with Guru Maharaj 4 or 5 times, but I have never left his association..."
"Kṛṣṇa, from this day, I am now ready. Whatever You'll say, I'll do.' That's... Immediately you become liberated. Liberated."
"The effect of controlling the mind is that one automatically follows the dictation of the Paramātmā or Supersoul."
"I am very much stressing at this point that all of my students shall be very much conversant with the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness..."
"Gaura-kiśora dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja, he was illiterate. He could not sign even his name. But he was so spiritually elevated that my spiritual master..."
"Srila Gaura Kisora das Babaji was unable to sign his name, and yet he became the spiritual master of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja..."
"I am writing books. I am not being forced by anyone. Everyone can do that. Why one does not do it? Why I get up at night, one o'clock, and do this job?"
"After all, you are only working so hard to please Krsna only out of love for me, so there can be no question of force if love is there."
"How you can test that the particular engagement in which you are occupied, whether it is successful or not? How it is to be tested?"
"You are having some doubts whether or not the massof people will be able to appreciate Krsna 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..."
"The Spiritual Master is present wherever his sincere disciple is trying to serve his instructions. This is possible by the Mercy of Krsna."
"I did not go to your country taking Vṛndāvana with me. I had to stay in places where in the refrigerator there is meat."
"Practically I was loitering on the street, and He has given me so many sons, so many houses, so many protection. Shall I not feel grateful?"
"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."
"He should perform some sort of work for Kṛṣṇa, and that work should be with love."
"Then Kṛṣṇa will not help. Just like the father gives you money. If you squander that, he'll be very sorry."
"You have got now the golden opportunity of this human form of life, and it is not accident that you have got your spiritual master..."
"Vaiṣṇava is always thinking himself helpless. Helpless. And begging help from the previous ācārya."
"Go on with Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Don't be disappointed or hopeless, even there is some trouble. That is encouraged by Kṛṣṇa in Bhagavad-gītā..."
"Yes, you do not know how to serve Krishna, so you simply assist your guru—we must always think like this..."
"This is the business of the disciple, how to glorify the spiritual master, paramparā."
A Damn Fool A reporter asks Prabhupada a question (November 3):
"Does it ever happen, Swamiji, that some disciples of yours may disagree with you in spiritual matters?"
"That is advancement in Krsna Consciousness, to stick tightly to the desire or orders of the spiritual master..."
"That is my Guru Mahārāja's blessings. He ordered me, I tried my best, so there is little success."
"'How these boys are after Kṛṣṇa, mad after Kṛṣṇa?' That means love of Kṛṣṇa was there. It has simply be invoked."
"So my Guru Mahārāja ordered me long, long ago, when I was twenty-five years old, my Guru Mahārāja ordered me to go to the foreign countries..."
"Srila Prabhupada commented that the New York Times was the most important newspaper in the world. 'This article marked the beginning...'"
"I am here alone without any devotee companion. But I have come here to serve the Lord and not for personal happiness."
"Prabhupāda, what pleases you the most?"
"How can we repay you?"
"So Prabhupāda, is there something we should do to prepare ourselves for this disaster?"
"We have to hear about Kṛṣṇa, we have to chant about Kṛṣṇa, we have to memorize about Kṛṣṇa, we have to worship Kṛṣṇa. This is our movement."
"If you try to avoid, then Kṛṣṇa will help you to avoid, and if you want to capture Kṛṣṇa, then Kṛṣṇa will help you how you can capture. Two things are going on."
"Actually, because you have surrendered to Krishna, you are already perfect. But it is just like the ocean; we can swim forever and never reach the shore."
"Ācāryas will never say, 'I think.' 'It is in my opinion.' No. Such things are not accepted. No personal opinion."
"The description given in these books, are not mundane speculations, but they are authorized versions of liberated souls, presented by our humble self."
"So the devotees, they do not want anything material. They are not captivated by so-called followers."
"Sometimes people, they give me so much honor. 'Swamijī, you have created wonderful.' I do not feel that I have created wonderful."
"I don't say that I am perfect. But I am speaking to the whole world, 'Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.'"
"If there is any miracle, that miracle is that we present things as they are, that's all, without any adulteration."
"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?"
"If you have got eyes to see, see the magic. If you are blind, then that is different question."
"So it does not require any artificial musical knowledge or dancing knowledge. Out of your own ecstasy, you will dance, you'll chant."
"We are using mrdanga, karatala, that is enough. We are not musicians. We are Krsna bhaktas."
"To take shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord means to take shelter of the pure devotees."
"This is the mystery of Bhagavad-gītā. You can remain a fighting man, at the same time the highest yogi, highest sannyāsī."
"Everyone has to fight. Daily you are fighting to exist. Utilize this fighting for Kṛṣṇa, then your life is successful."
"Not that I have manufactured some book and I am preaching. No. I am preaching Bhagavad-gītā."
"Krsna can provide anything and everything within a moment, but He waits to test a devotee."
"I pray to have the friendship of Lord Kṛṣṇa and to engage in His service, and to surrender fully unto Him in love and affection, life after life."
"If the saintly person has got the power to make you from mouse to tiger, then he can convert you again from tiger to mouse."
"Not only in your country; every country nowadays. There is no brain. Brain is finished. Therefore everywhere you will find chaos and confusion."
"There must be a class of men, perfect brāhmaṇa. Otherwise society will be ruined. In the Western countries there is no brāhmaṇa."
"So you know this art, how to attract and engage men, so aim yourself at the top-class of men and give them every opportunity and facility..."
"So especially you must encourage the students to read our books throughout the day as much as possible, and give them all good advice..."
"The politicians have been holding such meetings and talks for some time now and the world is no better place for it, and they have only made things worse."
"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."
"In other words, when there is no devotee of the Lord present, there is great suffering in society, and association with other people becomes painful."
"When one comes to the spiritual platform of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he can understand that there are no riches more valuable than love of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa."
"So the point is that a devotee, even he does not want advertisement, Kṛṣṇa advertises him. Kṛṣṇa advertises him without his intention."
"We should be very sincere to understand things as they are. We should not falsely claim which I am not."
"As soon as one thinks that he has become the wiser man than the spiritual master one is surely doomed."
"His magnanimous heart and limitless love for Krishna have ignited the modern day Hare Krishna revolution."
"Devotee means very liberal and kind to everyone, always gentleman under all kinds of conditions of life."
"So here is the offering, Kṛṣṇa consciousness, by great authorities, by Lord Kṛṣṇa, by Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and we are humble servants only."
"So if you actually feel for your country, for your community, for your people, just spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness. They're dying."
"I am very insignificant. I have no capacity. My business is only to convey the message of Kṛṣṇa."
"Because they have to be trained. Kṛṣṇa has appointed him to train them. Therefore he thinks himself as the servant of the disciples."
"Whatever is being done, it is due to His Divine Grace only. So my business is just to carry out His order."
"I am the lowest of the all creatures. I am simply trying to execute the order of my spiritual master. That's all."
"Srila Prabhupada, when you are not present with us, how is it possible to receive instructions..."
"We have got so much vital spiritual knowledge to distribute to the public and they are in desperate need of it."
"Everything is being supplied by Krsna, Krsna is not poor, so why we should deny them?"
"The Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra is so enchanting that anyone can take part in any condition."
"Of course ultimately we must depend only on Krishna. If He gives us something we shall accept and offer it in His service, if we have nothing..."
"Once engaged in the devotional service of the Lord, one will continue the service in all circumstances."
"It is not very difficult. Your immediate boss, representative of Kṛṣṇa, he is to be satisfied."
"One must be able to pass the test of the spiritual master, and when he sees the genuine desire of the disciple, he automatically blesses the disciple..."
"You are doing solid work, even alone, and I am very pleased. This is the test for a sincere devotee."
"An easygoing life and attainment of perfection in transcendental realization cannot go together."
"A devotee knows that after death he is going back home, back to Godhead; therefore he has no fear of death."
"But even though he falls down, a devotee is never to be considered the same as a fallen karmī."
"Without wanting the necessities of life, the whole world will be turned into Vaikuṇṭha, a spiritual abode."
"Free choice makes destiny; if I act in goodness, then my future is good. And if I act badly, my future is bad. That is destiny."
"For the past three or four years we've been posting compilations of about 10-12 Prabhupada quotes strung together on various topics."