"Of course, my students, they offer me so much respect, but all these respects are due to my spiritual master. I am nothing."
"The bona fide guru is he who advises his disciples exactly in accordance with the principles spoken by Kṛṣṇa."
"According to the Vedic system, on the birthday of the spiritual master the disciples conduct the ceremony called Vyasa-puja."
"Just as Krishna can be present simultaneously in millions of places. Similarly, the spiritual master can be present wherever the disciple wants."
"I offer my obeisances unto the spiritual master of the entire world, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, whose glances are full of mercy..."
"The Lord's appearance or birth is not like that of an ordinary man who is forced to accept a material body according to his past deeds."
"His Excellency, the High Commissioner; ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for your coming here and participating in this ceremony, Janmāṣṭamī..."
"He is the Supreme Personailty of Godhead. According to Vedic literature, we get information that God comes within all kinds of societies."
"So our this Krishna consciousness is next life to go back to Krishna directly. That is our program. How? Simply by knowing Krishna. That's all."
"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."
"When Kṛṣṇa was present on this planet, nobody could control Kṛṣṇa, but He controlled everyone. Nobody could control Kṛṣṇa."
"One who has received mercy of God, he can become spiritual master. He can deliver the mercy of God."
"There are two gurus—one internal and the other external. The internal Guru is Krishna Himself seated in everyone's heart, and the external Guru..."
"Now here I am sitting, New York, a very great, the world's greatest city, so magnificent city, but my heart is always hankering after that Vṛndāvana."
"Because the devotee always carries the Supreme Personality of Godhead within his heart, wherever he goes becomes a place of pilgrimage..."
"A realized soul is always living in Vṛndāvana. Caitanya Mahāprabhu has said. One who has realized Kṛṣṇa, then he's always living in Vṛndāvana."
"Who can be better friend than the father? Huh? Father always wants to see that 'My son is happy.' That is natural."
"Kṛṣṇa is my eternal master. He is my eternal father. I am not this body. I am also the same thing as Kṛṣṇa, spiritual..."
"In a temple of jewels in Vṛndāvana, underneath a desire tree, Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Govinda, served by Their most confidential associates..."
"My dear friend, if you desire to enjoy the company of material society, friendship and love, then please do not go to see this smiling boy Govinda..."
"This material world is full of dangers at every step, but a devotee has no fear because devotional service is so auspicious that it automatically counteracts..."
"So we should not be disturbed by the dangers of this material world. If we are actually Kṛṣṇa conscious, we should face the danger and depend on Kṛṣṇa."
"Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I think the following selection speaks for itself. It was truly a season in hell."
"In spite of our superior qualities, we are always fool. You should know. Don't be puffed up with your superior qualities."
"Devotees, they do not want any opulence of this material world. They are, what is called, pessimistic. They do not give any value to the opulence..."
"Today at 9 a.m. embarked on M.V. Jaladuta. Came with me Bhagwati, the Dwarwan of Scindia Sansir Mr. Sen Gupta, Mr. Ali and Vrindaban."
He Was Alone Prabhupada's courage and determination (August 4):
"When he left Calcutta harbour for New York there was no one on the shore to bid him goodbye. He was alone. A lone fighter."
"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..."
"It is better that you give Vrindavan to others. If I did not leave Vrindavan, you would not know Vrindavan."
"May Lord Balarama protect me from near and far. May Lord Balarama protect me everywhere."
"One should accept the sword of knowledge from Kṛṣṇa and be strong with the mercy of Balarāma."
"Baladeva acts as the spiritual master of all devotees, and by His causeless mercy the fallen souls are delivered."
"No one can attain spiritual perfection by physical strength. One must have the spiritual strength which is infused by Balarāma..."
"Your mercy is all that I am made of. If you are not merciful unto me, I can only weep, and I will not be able to maintain my life."
Faith Without faith you cannot move an inch (August 1):
"So if you have got faith in spiritual master, then you will advance. If you have no faith, then it will be lost."
Sincerity The only requirement in devotional service (August 1):
"Devotional service is dependent on nothing other than the sentiment or desire for such service."
"One should work hard and worship the Supreme Lord by the fruits of one's hard labor for existence."
"Mr. John Lennon is anxious for peace in the world, so also is everyone anxious for peace in the world, but it should be known how that peace can be attained."
"Everyone, we are attached to the love of this material world, but we are all disappointed. From everyone's experience, you will find."
"Every living being is anxious for full freedom because that is his transcendental nature. And this freedom is obtained only through..."
"The Personality of Godhead is perfect and complete, and because He is completely perfect, all emanations from Him..."
"oṁ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaṁ/ pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate/ pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya/ pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate."
"So those who are intelligent, they know that everything is supplied by Kṛṣṇa. So why not depend on Kṛṣṇa only?"
"If he does not get his food, then he will think that, 'This day Kṛṣṇa desired that I should not have my food. Oh, it is Kṛṣṇa's pleasure. It is Kṛṣṇa's mercy.' "
"I think it is good to remain financially poor because always we shall be able to pray Krishna, asking His help to execute His service."
"Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma exactly followed those principles with great devotion and underwent the regulations of brahmacarya."
"So why the living creatures shall not say 'My God'? Do you follow? Kṛṣṇa says: 'You are Mine.' Why shall you not say: 'Kṛṣṇa, You are mine'?"
"You find out what is your occupation, what you can very nicely and easily perform, and do it for Kṛṣṇa. That's all. Is that clear?"
"Yes. All glories to you because you are interested in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Certainly it is glorious. Greatest science."
"The devotees of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa can very easily understand the science of Kṛṣṇa, as well as the situation of the material and spiritual creations..."
"Our process is to receive knowledge from a person who knows past, present and future. Just like Kṛṣṇa and the ācāryas. They know."
"Just like there was Napoleon, there was this and that. So they will come and go. They will come and go, create some disturbances and go."
"They think, 'By increasing motorcars, we shall be happy.' This is called māyā. That will not help."
"What is this nonsense, keeping some paper and thinking that he has got money? How cheating it is going on..."
"Roman Empire, the Carthagian Empire, Greece Empire, Egyptian Empire and Mogul Empire, British Empire—all frustrated."
"We must become self-sufficient by growing our own grains and producing our own milk, then there will be no question of poverty."
"Unless one hears from a bona fide ācārya, who is never disturbed by the changes of the material world, one cannot have the real key..."
Our First Duty One's first duty is to accept a bona fide spiritual master (July 23):
"A disciple should serve the spiritual master as a menial servant, and whatever he has in his possession should be dedicated to the spiritual master."
"That is God's mercy. He takes the devotee's prayer very seriously. Therefore our another process is to take the shelter of a devotee first."
"One should unhesitatingly accept Kṛṣṇa as the supreme savior of all living entities. With faith and love, one should surrender unto Him."
"The gopīs used to relish the beauty of Kṛṣṇa as a ceremony of perpetual enjoyment. They enjoyed the beautiful face of Kṛṣṇa..."
"We don't try to concentrate the mind artificially. But our, this chanting process immediately attracts the mind."
"You are all very intelligent boys and girls and I have full faith in you for pushing on this movement all over the world."
"Krishna Consciousness means attachment for Krishna and detachment for personal benefit, that's all."
"This Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is trying to bring everyone under the shelter of the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa..."
"So far these things are concerned, that how to eat, how to sleep, how to have sex life and how to defend, this is already arranged."
"This is Kṛṣṇa's mercy. If somebody is thinking, 'If I had like this, like that, like that, like that,' 'All right, you will have all.' " (laughter)
"A pure devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa never desires to be promoted to the heavenly planets, or even to Vaikuṇṭha or Goloka Vṛndāvana..."
"Why I am loving this body, loving this apartment? Ultimately it goes to Kṛṣṇa. But that you do not know. You are actually trying to love Kṛṣṇa."
"Don't worry. Everyone will die, today or tomorrow. I am also old man. There is nothing to be regrettable."
"I have come here in this old age neither for sight seeing nor for any personal interest. It is for the interest of the entire humanity..."
"The human life is meant for making solution of birth, death, old age and disease, but they will not take it. 'Oh, that's all right. Let us die.' "
"This is Vedic culture, that before death one should prepare very nicely to go back to Godhead. This is Vedic culture."
"When you change body, you die for seven months. This death is for few hours, and that is for seven months. That's all."
"As the sun dissipates the darkness of the universe, so when the light of the Supreme Personality of Godhead comes down..."
"Prabhupāda, I heard it said that the spiritual master will always come back until his devotees, his disciples, have achieved God realization."
"Do you think this skyscraper building will stay? Nothing will stay. It may stay for five hundred years or five thousand years, but is it not permanent."
"Pāragam refers to one who can take the disciple to the other side. This side is conditioned life; the other side is the life of freedom."
"Tattva-vit means one who knows the truth, that 'I cannot do anything without Kṛṣṇa's sanction.' Therefore he does not do anything."
"By systematic nurturing, the creeper will grow to such an extent that it will penetrate the coverings of the universe..."
"In the transcendental realm there is no creation and no destruction, and thus the duration of life is eternal unlimitedly."
"Fruits, flowers, beautiful gardens, parks and reservoirs of water with ducks and swans playing in the midst of lotus flowers..."
London Is Hell You have to close your door; you cannot go out (July 12):
"Especially this London, (laughter) always dark and moist, and what do you want more, hellish? (laughter)"
"Anything material seen for a number of times ultimately becomes unattractive by the law of satiation."
"If you cannot do something which is hard for you, you do anything for Krishna under the direction of spiritual master, you'll get perfection."
"In the transcendental loving service of the Lord, it doesn't matter whether we are working, cooking, painting, writing, chanting, or whatever..."
"If you cannot practice the regulations of bhakti-yoga, then just try to work for Me, because by working for Me you will come to the perfect stage."
"I knew that Prabhupada got so much satisfaction and relief out of a little child who brought the flower, or of the devotee who was humble..."
"O Lord Kṛṣṇa, at this moment let the royal swan of my mind enter the tangled stems of the lotus of Your feet."
"So my Guru Maharaja used to say that 'Don't take the risk of waiting for another life. Finish this business, Krishna consciousness...' "
"The process of hearing from a pure devotee is recommended in all Vedic scriptures, especially by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu."
"The person who has not at any time received the dust of the feet of the Lord's pure devotee upon his head is certainly a dead body."
"Practically, I was sitting here in Vṛndāvana, in Rādhā-Dāmodara temple. So at the age of seventy years, nobody goes out."
"So any person who is not rendering service to the Supreme Lord, he's simply giving pain to the Supreme Lord."
"So except the devotee of Kṛṣṇa, everyone is simply giving Kṛṣṇa trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble."
"Don't follow rascals and fools. Then it will be useless waste of time. Follow the great ācāryas."
"At the present moment it has become fashionable to disobey the unimpeachable directions given by the ācāryas..."
"You are all my children and I love my American boys and girls who are sent to me by my spiritual master..."
"There are many jealous people in the dress of Vaiṣṇavas in this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement..."
"It is a fact however that the great sinister movement is within our Society."
"Humility means that one should not be anxious to have the satisfaction of being honored by others."
"Everyone wants to become leader, and some followers. Caitanya Mahāprabhu says that, 'What is the use of becoming leader of these fools?' "
"God is not so poor. Everything belongs to God. So if you are sincere, oh, God will supply you everything."
"You have placed in your Constitution, there is, you trust in God. Now you should understand what is God and how to trust. That we are teaching."
"So my plan was that 'I shall go to America. America is the leading country of the world. If I can convince the younger generation of America..."
"I came to the U.S.A. just to try to give a chance to as many people as possible to take to Krishna Consciousness, because it is the only hope for humanity..."
"Let anybody come before us and we shall be able to convince him that this is the only solution for all the problems of the world."
"Simply whenever there is māyā's attraction, just pray to Kṛṣṇa, 'Please save me. Please save me.' This is the only way. And He'll save you."
"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..."
"Devotional service is so pure and perfect that once having begun, one is forcibly dragged to ultimate success."
"In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear."
"You mentioned that your pathway has become filled with stumbling blocks, but there are no stumbling blocks."
"There is no impediment in this world which can stop the flow of the river. Or the waves of the Pacific Ocean."
"In order to attain the topmost perfection of this human form of life one simply has to try for Krishna with enthusiasm and patience..."
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa..."
"Anyone who is in material contact, he is mad. So we are trying to take him out of this dreaming condition. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Why should we waste our time in the crows' manifestation? The same politics, same Nixon, same Dixon, same Hitler."
"It is not a dead, stereotyped thing. It is dynamic force. The more you work for Kṛṣṇa, the more you feel energetic, the more you feel light."
"Result we leave it for consideration of Krishna, and we shall not be disappointed whether the result is favorable or unfavorable."
"We should also desire intensely to see and be with Krishna, but first thing is to become purified through devotional service."
"So if you want to understand Kṛṣṇa, then you have to take the life of devotion. And one who does not take to this life of devotion, he cannot understand..."
"If you lean towards Krishna, you will be in Krishna Consciousness; and if you lean towards Maya, then you will be captivated by material nature."
"If there is always keen enthusiasm for serving Krishna, and if there is also patience and determination, then everything will be successful."
"These Britishers simply made propaganda that, 'Whatever you have got in India, this is all allegory, fiction. These śāstras are nothing.' "
"You have to spend or waste gallons of blood before you can convert a person to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. It is so difficult task."
"You are my disciple, I am your spiritual master, but you have got your individuality, I have got my individuality."
"'My dear Pārtha, one who claims to be My devotee is not so. Only a person who claims to be the devotee of My devotee..."
"What to speak of My devotee, even those who are devotees of My devotee are very dear to Me."
"Prabhu means your master. So 'Because you are devotee, we accept you as master.' Master means 'I am ready to serve you..."
"One cannot call himself a devotee, but servant he can call himself always."
"You don't think that because you have got a tilaka you have become devotee. Why do you think like that?"
"You have to learn how to become servant of the servant of Kṛṣṇa. The more you become in the lower position—servant, servant, servant..."
"When one is actually advanced in ecstatic love of Kṛṣṇa, he does not try to advertise himself."
"A Vaisnava always feels himself incapable to repay his debt to his spiritual master therefore he works very hard..."
"So unless there is obedience, there cannot be any discipline. And unless there is discipline, there is no question of disciple."
"Although your spiritual master may be self-realized and experienced in the Absolute Truth, still, you have to question."
"So the spiritual master's duty is to save the living entities who are so much embarrassed by the forest fire. That is the duty of spiritual master."
"We don't want to do any business, but we are simply spreading this Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra because people are being washed away."
"People may take or not take, but a God's servant must speak the truth. Just like Jesus Christ. He was crucified."
"I have not come to earn money from your country, but I have come to your country to give you something sublime..."
"Actually the mercy of the bona fide spiritual master is there equally for everyone. Just like the sun is shining equally everywhere..."
"Whatever we do here, it is for eternity because it is not on the material stages. It is all on the spiritual platform."
"The Spiritual Master is present wherever his sincere disciple is trying to serve his instructions. This is possible by the Mercy of Krsna."
"I am always praying to Krishna for your advancement in Krishna Consciousness, all of you, sincere souls."
"So Krishna is so kind that He is always with us as Friend; if we can learn to treat Him with our friendly love and affection..."
"There are many beneficial reasons to chant Hare Krishna, but here are ten of our favorites—plus one bonus reason."
"Each and every one of these processes is so powerful that if anyone follows even one single one of them, he can achieve the desired perfection..."
"Krishna is always ready to help us for He is more eager to have us come back to Him than we are to go."
"This age is especially meant for dissension, therefore whenever there is such occasion we should simply call for the help of Krishna."
"You are under the clutches of māyā. You have no independence. Neither anyone has got any independence to save you."
"Our Father, Krishna or God, is the wealthiest father, and we are all His sons gone mad."
"This Krishna Consciousness Movement is a treatment for reviving the memory that we all belong to Krishna's family."
"I am eternal, so why should I be interested in nonpermanent things? Who wants nonpermanent existence? No one wants it."
"There is no guarantee that, 'I am not yet old enough. I am not yet eighty years, ninety years. Why shall I die?' No."
"No one can get out of this struggle for existence, which is full of miseries, without accepting a pure devotee of the Lord."
"Pleasing the spiritual master is the active principle in spiritual life and offerings made with love and devotion are always pleasing to the spiritual master."
"The real ocean of mercy is Krishna and it is the duty of the spiritual master to tell his disciple to come to the ocean and be happy."
"I should, therefore, meditate and pray for his mercy three times a day, and offer my respectful obeisances unto him, my spiritual master."
"Civilization will collapse very soon, all over the world. It will collapse. Either you may bring this ism or that ism, this civilization will collapse."
"Those who have reached the highest perfectional stage of mystic power and can see everything in the past, present and future are called tri-kāla-jñas."
Prabhupada His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (June 2):
"The spiritual master is addressed as 'Prabhupāda' because he is a completely self-realized soul. The word pāda means 'position'..."
"A person burning in the flames of material existence may receive the rains of mercy of the Lord through the transparent medium..."
Be Blessed The Lord directs a serious living entity to a bona fide guru (June 2):
"The conditioned soul has to take direct instruction from the spiritual master, and thus he gradually becomes enlightened..."
"Even a child, or the boy is not his son, but because he is a gentleman, he wants to give him some protection. It is the duty of gentleman."
"Now, because it is my duty, I have brought some message for you people. Because I am ordered by superior, my spiritual master..."
"So if we keep our movement pure, then you are as strong as Kṛṣṇa. And as soon as we deviate from it, immediately ordinary. This is the secret."
"Devotee: You said that if we are performing some activity, that activity must be tested to see if Lord Kṛṣṇa is pleased. But what is the test?"
"Faith means that you are meant for giving some service to Kṛṣṇa. You should stick to that service, that path, in spite of all impediments."
"Spiritual master…, Kṛṣṇa is not limited. It is not material. You can associate with Kṛṣṇa and the spiritual master in any circumstance..."
"When Lord Caitanya asked Rāmānanda Rāya what is considered to be the most painful existence, Rāmānanda Rāya replied that separation..."
"If one takes shelter of a bona fide spiritual master, it is to be understood that he has obtained the grace of the Lord."
"A disciple who has actual love for his spiritual master is endowed, by the blessings of the spiritual master, with all confidential knowledge."
"A pure devotee of the Lord does not live on any planet of the material sky, nor does he feel any contact with material elements."
"To feel separation from the Spiritual Master or Krishna is very good position. That means one who is in pure love with Krishna and His Representative..."
"The Spiritual Master lives forever by His divine instruction, and the disciple lives with him."
"There is no question of hopelessness. No. We have to do our duty very seriously. Then everything is all right."
"That is spiritual life. Avaśya rakṣibe kṛṣṇa viśvāsa pālana. This strong faith, that 'Any dangerous condition, Kṛṣṇa will save me,' this is surrender."
"When a devotee's in difficulty, he's not disturbed. He thinks, 'It is Kṛṣṇa's wish that I should suffer like this. It is not suffering; it is my pleasure.' "
"The chanting is exactly like a genuine cry by the child for the mother. Mother Hara helps in achieving the grace of the supreme father, Hari, or Krishna."
"This is called full faith, that 'Kṛṣṇa has said that if I am in devotional service, I will never be lost. Kṛṣṇa will give me protection.' "
"In the material world, all these situations are meant for tribulation, but in Krishna consciousness, they are meant for advancement."
"The test is in your hand. And if you are sincere, then you should test yourself. And if you want to make show, that is a different thing."
"Everyone will be destroyed. Nobody will be able to give us protection. If real protection is wanted, he will have to take protection of Kṛṣṇa."
"Threat is already there. Everyone will die. That is the problem. So who is caring for this? They are avoiding this. They cannot take any anti-measures."
"So the man who is attacked, he forgets himself, and he speaks and walks according to the dictation of the ghost. That is called ghostly-haunted man."
"But I do not wish to die. Why shall I be cheerful? (laughter) You rascal, you say, 'Become cheerful.' (laughter) 'Cheerfully, you become hanged.' (laughter)"
"Prabhupāda, before this movement came here we were so caught up in sinful activities. How is it that we were so fortunate to be benedicted..."
"Jyoti means illumination. So Vedic injunction is that don't stay within this dark material world. Just come to the illuminated world."
"You are going somewhere, purchasing the plane ticket. Do you ask, 'How many tickets you have sold?' Huh? What is the use of?"
"Just like a rope comes down the well so that anyone who may catch the rope from any position is sure to be delivered..."
"Here the wonderful fruit of love of Godhead distributed by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu is described."
"Go on with Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Don't be disappointed or hopeless, even there is some trouble."
"You don't puzzle your brain with these thoughts. You utilize whatever time you have got in your possession and go back to home, back to Godhead."
"Try to understand. Don't go very speedily. A guru can become guru when he's ordered by his guru. That's all."
"It is nobody's way of thinking; it is the natural way of life. Just like you eat. It is not a way of thinking; it is natural demand of the body."
"Now, suppose if you accept a wrong person as spiritual master, and if you, if he guides you wrongly, then your whole life is spoiled."
"You are imperfect. What is the value of your experiment? Therefore it is rejected. Whatever you'll do, that is imperfect."
"Because we are part and parcel of God, we living entities, we should be as happy as God is. That is our position. Sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ."
Who Is Crazy? One of Prabhupada's first publications in the West (May 19):
"Don't sleep! Don't sleep! Be awake! Be awake! Get up! Get up from this sleep! Utilize the boon which you now have. Don't be foolish."
"He is completely under the control of God, but still, he has the audacity to say, 'No, I don't believe in God.' Crazy man."
"Because it is spiritual, hearing has got a potency to purify you. This is not ordinary hearing. This is spiritual hearing, so it has got a potency."
"One who is actually preacher, engaged in Kṛṣṇa's glorification, service, he's already in Vaikuṇṭha. That is stated in Bhāgavata."
"Real duty is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is normal duty. All, all other duties are abnormal duties, crazy duties."
"People will be reduced to eating flesh and seeds, and many good, spiritually inclined people will have to forsake their homes..."
"The whole material world is moving on this false attempt of becoming independent of the laws of nature."
"The modern civilization is to give freedom to sense satisfaction, because they cannot control. Just like you are riding on a horse..."
"Never mind if we are defeated. That is also service. Kṛṣṇa sees the service. Defeated or victorious, depend on Kṛṣṇa."
"Not only is the Lord’s mercy upon the tried devotee great and unlimitedly expansive, but it is of the finest quality of transcendental love..."
"I am simply crying just to make a show. I do not love Kṛṣṇa. If there was pinch of love for Kṛṣṇa, then I would have died long, long ago without Kṛṣṇa."
"Why should he take trouble himself, to play the magic himself? Kṛṣṇa will show how magical things are performed by the devotees. Kṛṣṇa will show."
"Man-made laws cannot work any rupture in Krsna's plan. Better let us remain now under Krsna's shelter fully dependent..."
"He can sit down anywhere; he can sleep anywhere; he can eat anything. He doesn't require anyone's help."
"Depend does not mean, 'Now let me sleep, and Kṛṣṇa will do everything. Depend on Kṛṣṇa.' No, not like that."
"Paṇḍitāḥ sama-darśinaḥ. A learned, really learned man, he sees everyone on the same level, because he sees to the spirit..."
"The need of the spirit soul is that he wants to get out of the limited sphere of material bondage and fulfill his desire for complete freedom."
"We have presented so many formulas. Why? Not the formulas are important, but the formulas will help me to remember Kṛṣṇa always."
"That is bhakti-yoga—always engaged in devotional service. Then you are above all these material qualities."
"Kṛṣṇa is so attractive that if anyone only once has fully applied his mind in thinking of Kṛṣṇa and surrendering, then he becomes immediately saved..."
"The highest kalyāṇa (auspicious) activity is to surrender to Kṛṣṇa. That is the only path by which to save oneself from falling down into hellish life."
"So things are very easy, and one can achieve very easily, but they are reluctant to take the easiest process given by Kṛṣṇa, given by Caitanya Mahāprabhu."
"We are preacher, we are servant of God. We must speak the real truth. You may like it or may not like it, that a godless civilization cannot be happy..."
"They live in skyscraper, but don't care for where they are going to next life, as a cat and dog. 'Never mind. Now live in skyscraper.' Poor thinking. High living..."
"God does not interfere with your little independence. If you want to act according to the order of God, then God will help you."
"How this direction takes place? According to your desire. If you want to be cheated, Kṛṣṇa will direct you how you become cheated."
"Just like if somebody offers you one million dollars, 'Take it.' You do not know what is the value of one million dollars; you will refuse it."
"Unless one is specifically empowered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he cannot spread the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement."
"You construct everything for happiness, but there will be something which will put you into the most miserable condition. This is called material world."
"I say 'These rascal scientists are brainwashing,' and they say, 'These rascal Kṛṣṇas, they are brainwashing.' (laughs) This is the position."
"Kṛṣṇa is like the sun, and māyā, or the illusory energy of Kṛṣṇa, is like darkness. Darkness means absence of light."
"As it is our motto on the head of Back to Godhead, 'Godhead is light, nescience is darkness. Where there is Godhead there is no darkness.' "
"Just like if you touch electricity, immediately you're electrified. And the more you become electrified, more you become Kṛṣṇized."
"No More Coming Down/ Practice Krishna Consciousness/ Expand your consciousness by practicing the TRANSCENDENTAL SOUND VIBRATION..."
"When the king or governmental head does not follow the proper principles, nature deals out the punishments in the forms of war, famine and so forth."
"The entire world is now full of many asuras in the guise of politicians, gurus, sādhus, yogīs and incarnations, and they are misleading the general public..."
"An uncivilized man can do anything for the satisfaction of his senses. He can kill children, he can kill cows, he can kill brāhmaṇas, he can kill old men..."
"When a Vaiṣṇava sees mismanagement in the government, he feels great compassion in his heart and tries his best to purify the situation..."
"Radha Raman is one of the most beloved forms of Lord Krishna in Vrindavan. Srila Prabhupada visited the Radha Raman temple a number of times..."
"Kṛṣṇa is compared to sunshine, and māyā is compared to darkness. Wherever there is sunshine, there cannot be darkness."
"We speak from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, we speak from Bhagavad-gītā, and present them as it is, without any adulteration. This is our position."
"In the Nṛsiṁha Purāṇa, Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva says: 'Anyone who prays unto Me and takes shelter from Me becomes My ward, and I protect him always..."
"So those who are disturbed by the demons may take shelter of this form of God, Hare Kṛṣṇa. Then you'll be saved."
"If you fight for Kṛṣṇa, work for Kṛṣṇa, if you eat for Kṛṣṇa, if you sleep for Kṛṣṇa, if you do everything for Kṛṣṇa, then you are the yogi..."
"Difficulty is there always. Even you go to a school there are so many difficulties. But if you practice with vow and rigidity, you become successful."
"If you think that 'We are very safe; we are very expert; we have made this world very happy,' then you are fool number one."
"Māyā cannot do anything. Simply you have to become strong. And what is that strength? Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare..."
"The same Paramātmā, when He comes before you, being very much merciful upon you, to teach you from outside, that is guru."
"Sir, I am illiterate. I cannot read. It is not possible. But my Guru Mahārāja ordered me to read. What can I do?"
"A devotee is never afraid of death or of changing his body; his consciousness is transformed into Kṛṣṇa consciousness..."
"The difference between a devotee and a nondevotee is this, just like the bee and the fly: the bee always is attracted by the honey..."
"We are so fortunate to be in this human form of life, and to have the opportunity and the capacity to serve Krishna..."
"So this should be our principle. We stick to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then everything will be all right in due course of time."
"The Blessed Lord said: Time I am, destroyer of the worlds, and I have come to engage all people."
"They are already put to death by My arrangement, and you, O Savyasācin, can be but an instrument in the fight."
Save Yourself Everyone in the modern civilization will be smashed (April 27):
"People are so degraded. So unless one takes to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, there is no possibility of being saved."
"That is our real mission, to deliver the world by preaching Krsna's message to others, but even higher realization..."
"That independence we have got, little independence, and we can misuse it, that 'Why shall I serve Kṛṣṇa? Let me serve myself.' "
"Suppose a man is diseased. No doctor can guarantee that 'This will be cured in so many days.' You see?"
"They want that all old man of the society, they should be killed. That is one of the theories put forward by the communists."
"One man is going with his dog. His friends meet, and if the friends pats the dog, the man becomes pleased. Is it not?"
Guru Bhakti I am interested only with the words of my guru (April 25):
"So he said that 'I am not interested for my salvation or going back to Godhead. I am not interested.' "
"The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service."
"A devotee, when he's starving, he knows, 'Kṛṣṇa has put me in this starving condition. It is good for me.' He never complains."
"When something is arranged by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one should not be disturbed by it, even if it appears to be a reverse..."
I Do Not Fear A devotee does not get another material body (April 24):
"The material body is the cause of pains and pleasure. So if you don’t get the material body, if you remain in your spiritual body, that is real enjoyment."
Let Us Hope They'll be saved if they take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness (April 24):
"Śrīla Prabhupāda, you said yesterday, or a few days ago, that this movement will go on unimpeded for ten thousand years…"
"Whenever a devotee is in distress or has fallen into difficulty, he thinks that it is the Lord’s mercy upon him."
"If you take some medicine, it is bitter, it is painful, but if it helps to cure disease, we must take it. That is tapasya."
"This material body is actually a bad bargain because it is prone to suffer, but we must make the best use of this bad bargain."
"These rascals, they are talking big, big words. First of all prove. Make one egg. Then talk of big, big brain. Make one egg."
"Everyone is blind. And they are trying to lead other blind men. So what will be the result? All of them will fall down on the ditch."
"Best business is, before the death comes let us finish our Kṛṣṇa consciousness perfectly. That is wanted. Death will come. You cannot avoid it."
"Here was a paramahamsa, constantly absorbed in loving devotion to Krishna, who took the time to personally acknowledge the presence of a few..."
"My Guru Mahārāja used to say that the whole world is full of everything. Only scarcity is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Only scarcity."
"Not only in your country; every country nowadays. There is no brain. Brain is finished. Therefore everywhere you will find chaos and confusion."
"He (Guru Mahārāja) said: 'Yes, he is very expert. He can do. So it is better to live apart from you. And he will do everything when there is need.' "
"The ultimate obstacle is that you don't like to die, but you can die any moment. This is greatest obstacle. Why don't you think of it?"
"This is all bluffing, and fools are bewildered by these, all these propositions. You have to die today or tomorrow. Can you stop your death?"
"Regarding MacMillan agreement, whatever is done with MacMillan company is done, so that can remain. The introduction by Mr. Dimock is nice..."
"No one of whatever faith or philosophical persuasion who reads these books with an open mind can fail to be both moved and impressed."
"The state has taken the place of God. That is why, seen from this angle, the socialist dictatorships are religions, and state slavery is a form of worship."
"The only possible remedy that can counteract the tendency toward communism is the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement..."
"For me it is better to remain in Vṛndāvana or die. Hmm. Because they may be very envious, 'Here is the man who is behind all this.' "
"If one thinks that 'I have got the bottle of honey. Let me lick up the bottle,' so licking the bottle, what taste he will get?"
"So you can perform bhakti-yoga by fighting, by cooking, by going to the office, everything, if that purpose is for Kṛṣṇa. That is bhakti-yoga."
"That is the secret of this movement. Every member & worker must learn to sacrifice for God's sake; that is the principle of this movement."
"Their philosophy is that you shall go on with sex life unrestrictedly, and when there is pregnancy, kill the child."
"When a woman is pregnant, why do we say she is 'with child'? This means the child is already born."
"The practice of killing children has existed in human society for a long time— since time immemorial..."
"America is finished. They cannot do anything anymore. Neither industrialists nor big scholars, neither big fighter. Anything. Simply spoiled."
"Many times it has happened, and it will happen because transgressing the law of nature, or laws of God, is most sinful. That is sinful."
"In your country the dog is protected, and the cow is killed. The dog is passing stool and urine in the street, he is considered the best friend of man..."
"So from the very beginning of my life I am subsisting by the foodstuff given by mother, cow, and when I am grown up, I kill. This is my gratitude."
"So this opportunity is offered. Take Kṛṣṇa consciousness. There is no tax, there is no loss, but everything is gained. Try it. At least make an experiment..."
"But what is that bhakti? That bhakti is animittā bhāgavatī. That bhakti should be animittā, not with a motive..."
"Just try to understand what sort of service is this Kṛṣṇa consciousness: no more hunger, no more demand. Svāmin kṛtārtho 'smi: 'Oh, I am fully satisfied.' "
"Alexander the Great arrested one robber, and he was going to punish him. So the robber explained that, 'Why you are punishing me? You are also a robber.' "
"By the grace of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, we had the chance of being born in a Vaiṣṇava family, and in our childhood we imitated the worship of Lord Kṛṣṇa..."
"In my childhood, when I was three, four years old, I was saved. My all cloth burned, and there is a scar. You have seen. I would have died that day..."
"I had some experience in my childhood, in 1911. I was thirteen years old. There was a riot. So our house was there in Mahatma Gandhi Road..."
"So in my childhood, when I was one and one-half year old, I suffered from typhoid, and the Dr. Kartik Chandra Bose, he said..."
"Kṛṣṇa, being the Lord of illusory energy, can order this insurmountable energy to release the conditioned soul."
"Padaṁ padaṁ yad vipadām (SB 10.14.58). Śāstra says in every step there is danger. But if you become a devotee, then you escape."
"Srila Prabhupada wrote the following poem in Bengali while living alone in his humble rooms overlooking the Radha-Damodar courtyard in Vrindavan..."
"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..."
"At the end of life, when one has to go back home, back to Godhead, everyone has to take care of himself without help rendered by another."
"If you kindly take this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement seriously, your country will be saved, and the whole world will be saved."
"Every one of us, as long as we are put into this material body, it is to be understood that we are all criminal."
Shadbuja Murti Lord Ramachandra, Lord Krishna and Lord Chaitanya (April 3):
"The best purpose of human life can be fulfilled by worshiping the ṣaḍ-bhūja-mūrti, the form of the Lord with six arms..."
"The leaders of the government must be very honest and religious because otherwise all the affairs of the state will suffer."
"The king should not become such a rogue that he exploits the citizens for his own benefit."
"Due to materialistic opulences, persons like Rāvaṇa become puffed up for sense gratification. Rāvaṇa even dared kidnap Sītā..."
"Maya-sukhaya: you are dreaming, 'This process will make me happy' or 'That process will make me happy,' but the whole process is only a dream."
"Try to become Kṛṣṇa conscious, and then you'll not be disturbed with all these external, ephemeral changes of the material world."
"We cannot expect that the people of Kali-yuga will welcome our attempt to spread Krsna consciousness. It is just like a lunatic asylum."
"A person who is intelligent and able to understand the philosophy of Kṛṣṇa consciousness naturally gives up everything and takes shelter only of Kṛṣṇa."
"A kṛṣṇa-bhakta knows that his friend and protector in all respects is Kṛṣṇa, who is able to do anything for His devotee."
"So sometimes, if Kṛṣṇa takes special care for you, He'll do in such a way that you will have no other way than to go back. He'll take charge, take charge."
"Yes, I shall kick you because you are not Kṛṣṇa conscious. I shall make you Kṛṣṇa conscious by kicking, kicking, kicking. That's all."
"The whole principle of spiritual life is to turn our attention back to Krishna, and thus immediately be freed from all entanglements of Maya."
"So those who are disturbed by the demons may take shelter of this form of God, Hare Kṛṣṇa. Then you'll be saved."
"You try to trace out the history of the world, you'll find always persons who are for Kṛṣṇa or God, they have been persecuted."
"In this Age of Kali there is no other means, no other means, no other means for self-realization than chanting the holy name, chanting the holy name..."
"Without much bother, if one simply keeps a picture of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu at home and chants Hare Krishna, then one will realize God."
"Generally devotee dies remembering Kṛṣṇa. Generally. But even if for material condition he cannot, then Kṛṣṇa is taken charge."
"Nothing more. No ritualistic ceremony, no formula, nothing. If your heart is always crying for God, that is perfect religion."
"Transcendentally the holy name of the Lord and the Lord Himself are identical, being absolute. The holy name of the Lord is as powerful as the Lord."
"Always engaging in the activities of devotional service, devotees feel ever-increasingly fresh and new in all their activities."
"In Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (2.2.5) there is a very nice verse stating that a devotee should always remain dependent on the mercy of the Supreme Lord..."
"Nityam means daily, twenty-four hours. Either you read Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam or carry out the order of your spiritual master."
"So best thing is to return everything to Kṛṣṇa. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And you will not be a loser; you will be gainer..."
"Māyā means insanity, forgetfulness of God. And by Kṛṣṇa consciousness treatment he comes to the original consciousness, he becomes a cured man."
"Reporter: What do you try and teach, sir? Prabhupāda: I am trying to teach what you have forgotten."
"So we have to be very careful. The age is very bad, the Kali-yuga. You are experiencing. We have to simply take shelter of Kṛṣṇa and always cry..."
"Don't be allured by big, big highways and skyscraper building with full advertisement of wine and cigarette. This is not life. This is not life."
"May all living entities become calm by practicing bhakti-yoga, for by accepting devotional service they will think of each other's welfare."
"Within a second, Hiraṇyakaśipu and his followers were destroyed, and similarly if this godless civilization continues, it will be destroyed in a second..."
"If you prepare yourself in this life for going back to home, back to Godhead, then where is perplexity? There is no perplexity."
"I'm planning to enjoy this material world, but I have to die. I have to give up this body at any moment. There is no guarantee..."
"Just like a poor man, if he gets sufficient money, then at once his all distress is over, at once, immediately."
"Today we're celebrating our 18th anniversary—thanks to you, our loyal readers and friends around the world."
"The pressing threat of war, economic collapse or some other cataclysmic disaster hangs ominously above our heads..."
"A sādhu who has got the shelter of Kṛṣṇa, if he is placed in the severest type of dangerous condition, he is never disturbed."
"As soon as you forget Kṛṣṇa and you want to act independently, then immediately you are captured by māyā and you are punished."
"Materialistic activities are always mixed with three kinds of miserable conditions—adhyātmika, adhidaivika and adhibautika."
"Our business, however, is simply to take shelter of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra and pray to the Holy Name to give us protection."
"Everyone struggles very hard to fight through the modes of passion and ignorance and conquer material nature, but at the end everyone is vanquished..."
"The rascal leader is also blind and the followers are blind, so both of them are doomed. Therefore the conclusion is, the modern civilization is misguided."
"If Krsna wants to kill someone no one can save Him, and if Krsna wants to save someone no one can kill him."
"I have no objection either way. But I am not afraid of death. That much strength I have got. Why shall I be afraid?"
Do Not Fear Lord Kṛṣṇa's final instruction in the Bhagavad-gītā (March 19):
"Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. Do not fear."
"You just remain fixed up in devotional service, and all impediments that may come will be vanquished by the unlimited potency of the Lord."
"I was at the Vancouver temple on 16 Avenue and had been living at the temple for a few months when I heard that Srila Prabhupada was coming to L.A."
"So go on in this way, serving your spiritual master to best of your capacity, and remaining always fixed and steady in your determination..."
"When we feel separation from Kṛṣṇa or the spiritual master, we should just try to remember their words of instructions, and we will no longer feel that separation."
"Kṛṣṇa is so merciful, He's trying to educate from within, and outside He sends His representative to teach."
"First of all, who requires a guru? That is the question. Because guru is not a fashion."
"I must deal with you open-hearted, you must deal with me open-hearted, then there is love. This is one of the basic principles."
"Our Krishna Conscious movement is not a religious movement; it is a movement for purifying the heart."
"Can you make a child Kṛṣṇa conscious if you yourself don't believe in Kṛṣṇa consciousness?"
"The following editorial was written in 2002, but the message is still relevant today."
"Therefore we should always seek the protection of Kṛṣṇa. That is our security, not any other thing."
"So if you are put into the dangerous position and if that dangerous position gives an impetus to remember Kṛṣṇa, that is welcome."
"So bodily, mental, by enemies, so many impediments will come. What can be done? We have to tolerate. That is material world."
"I am speaking of you of my personal experience how this eagerness of hearing is a very important thing."
"Kṛṣṇa consciousness is perfect and eternal, and therefore it cannot be lost under any circumstances."
"Even though a devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa sometimes falls down somehow or other, he certainly does not undergo material existence like others..."
"This is the cause of our bondage. We are being bound up by some false, illusory beauty of this world. Mirage."
"A sincere devotee of the Lord learns to hate all material sense enjoyment due to his higher taste for spiritual enjoyment in the association of the Lord."
"They are reading all rascal novels and literatures and sex life, frauds, and this and that, books. How they are wasting their time!"
"We don't hear from Bhāgavatam, any Vedic literature, that Kṛṣṇa has a great factory, and He has to go office at ten o'clock, and then bring money..."
"Our principle should be we should not think about our personal maintenance. We should dedicate our life for Kṛṣṇa, and Kṛṣṇa will take care of it."
"Journalist: What about yourself? How long have you had this understanding and awareness of God?"
"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."
"In the beginning there must be faith. Then one becomes interested in associating with pure devotees."
"If you don't serve Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, then you have to serve your senses, māyā. So your service position will remain."
"When a gentleman loves all children but he has special love for his own children, that is natural. That is not partiality."
"If you are prepared to take His protection, ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyaḥ, then you should immediately attain abhayam, no more fear."
The Only Resort Relief from the hard struggle of material existence (March 5):
"No one can get out of this struggle for existence, which is full of miseries, without accepting a pure devotee of the Lord."
"So unless you pay money, you will never get justice. This is Kali-yuga. Therefore a poor man cannot get justice. He cannot bribe."
"This is Kali-yuga, means 'Plunder the citizens, take money from them, and live comfortably at the cost of the poor citizens.' "
"Pure love for Kṛṣṇa is eternally established in the hearts of the living entities. It is not something to be gained from another source."
"Kṛṣṇa who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all."
"Only by devotional service is the Supreme Truth, Kṛṣṇa, pleased, and by His inconceivable energy He can reveal Himself to the heart of the pure devotee."
"If one engages in the service of the spiritual master, he not only sees the Supreme Personality of Godhead but attains liberation."
"In human society there must be religion. Without religion, human society is only animal society."
"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."
"The word Prabhupada is a term of the utmost reverence in Vedic religious circles, and it signifies a great saint even among saints."
"The independence of the conditioned soul does not mean to fight with the obstacles offered by māyā, but to surrender to Kṛṣṇa."
"Although Kṛṣṇa is coming and canvassing, 'Just surrender unto Me,' but still we are revolting. This is our disease."
"Due to the intimate relationship between the soul and the body, the body is important and dear to everyone. Similarly, the soul..."
"You have to cross the Atlantic Ocean, patiently cross. Just sit down tightly on the ship and take advantage of the opportunity."
"Now, whole modern materialistic civilization is depending on the motorcars and aeroplanes, transportation. So if the petroleum supply is stopped..."
"I can understand your concern about the deterioration of the civilization. Yes, the city will be more dangerous place as Kali-yuga advances."
"A loft, Bowery Street. I did not know the Bowery Street was not a good quarter. All bums and drunks."
"I looked in and there was Swami Bhaktivedanta sitting there cross-legged in saffron garments, with the markings on his forehead and nose..."
"This chain is coming down from the highest platform, Krishna. Just like a rope comes down the well..."
"Unless we surrender to the lotus feet of a pure devotee, it is not possible to come to the platform of devotional service."
"It doesn't matter whether he's Indian, American or black and white. No, no conception. Or even human being or animal. He is kind to everyone."
"kṛṣṇa-śakti vinā nahe tāra pravartana. One cannot spread the holy name of Kṛṣṇa without being specifically empowered by Lord Kṛṣṇa."
"The Lord Himself appears as the spiritual master to a person who is sincere in heart about serving the Lord."
"For the simple person it is very easy, and those who are crooked, demons, for them it is very difficult."
"Guru, guru means one who has got perfect knowledge. One who hasn't got perfect knowledge, he cannot become guru."
"What I am? Why I have come here? Why I am put into so many miserable condition of life? Is there any remedy?"
"Anyone commits mistake. There is no doubt about it. But after committing mistake, if I stick to that mistake, that is foolishness."
"Anyone who is trying for attaining success, for him, failure is also success, because he's making progress."
"So God or anything about God is beyond the limit of our thinking, speculation. Therefore, we have to learn it submissively."
"So guru's business is to bring out the disciples from darkness to light. That is guru's business. That is guru."
"In my books the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness is explained fully so if there is anything which you do not understand, then you simply have to read..."
"The secret of success in Krishna Consciousness is to render service to Krishna to the best of our capacity. There is no other alternative to this."
"I may be imperfect, you may be imperfect, but when we take knowledge from the perfect, that knowledge is absolute."
"Go on with Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Don't be disappointed or hopeless, even there is some trouble. That is encouraged by Kṛṣṇa in Bhagavad-gītā..."
"I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is adept in playing on His flute, with blooming eyes like lotus petals..."
"Even Cupid becomes attracted by Krishna. We are attracted by Cupid, but Cupid is attracted by Krishna."
"Vaiṣṇava is not so easy. The varṇāśrama-dharma should be established to become a Vaiṣṇava. It is not so easy to become Vaiṣṇava."
"Just like Kṛṣṇa pretended that He was sick, and many physicians came. He said, 'No physician cured Me. If some devotee gives Me the dust of his feet...' "
"The nonsense thing is going on in this world that so-called preachers, they have not perfected their life, but they have become preacher."
"The body of Kṛṣṇa, the ocean of the eternal beauty of youth, can be seen to move in waves of beauty, and there is a whirlwind at the sound of His flute."
"Krishna does not require anyone's help or service, but if we serve Him, even in a very small capacity, He will accept it."
"So always think like that... Do not try to take credit yourself. We should always remember that it is Kṛṣṇa's credit."
"A devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa is always peaceful because he has no desire, whereas the yogīs, karmīs and jñānīs have so many desires to fulfill."
"There are many liberated souls and perfected souls, but out of all of them he who is a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is best."
"Only out of His immense compassion does the Personality of Godhead reveal Himself as the spiritual master."
"According to the moral instructions of Cāṇakya Paṇḍita, ātmavat sarva-bhūteṣu: one should observe all living entities to be on the same level as oneself."
"A devotee takes even an unfavorable condition to be the special favor of the Personality of Godhead."
"The whole Bhagavad-gita was spoken to Arjuna simply to convince him that he should work for the satisfaction of Krsna."
"Kṛṣṇa is the ultimate goal of shelter, and as such one should take shelter of Kṛṣṇa either for protection or for annihilation of his distressed condition."
"There are two kinds of servants: the māyā's servant and Kṛṣṇa's servant. Nobody is master. That is illusion. Everyone is servant."
"In warfield such things happen. 'Who is going to take responsibility of so many women and children in this war?' They were blown up."
"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? Is it not my duty?"
"He will relish this Kṛṣṇa consciousness so nicely that he will give up all nonsense automatically: 'I don't like it, don't like it.' This is the process."
"Just like a foolish animal, he is seeking water from the desert because it appears there is water. But that is his foolishness."
"So we should always consider that this material world is a dangerous place and therefore we shall chant Lord Nrsimha's Holy Name in order to be protected..."
"The good qualities of the demigods are automatically displayed in the character of a pure devotee. It's not that he says one thing and does another."
"That is Kṛṣṇa conscious. So long you think that 'I can also become like Kṛṣṇa,' then you are not Kṛṣṇa conscious."
"One should not be misled by a pseudo-devotee. He himself must be plain and gentle to receive the instructions of such a pure devotee."
"Without worshiping the lotus feet of a great devotee, one cannot be freed from māyā's influence.
"There are many things which hinder one from entering devotional service. But by the association of pure devotees all these obstacles are removed."
"In this age of Kali, people who are endowed with sufficient intelligence will worship the Lord, who is accompanied by His associates..."
"The other friends were thinking that 'This man is going to die, and he is going to preach.' (laughing) They said like that. And 'All right, I shall die.' "
"What your lecture will do for three minutes, but if he reads one page his life may be turned."
"We go from door to door canvassing people to join Krishna Consciousness movement means that we are trying to make them fortunate."
"The devotees are generally without material prosperity, but they have a very secret treasure-house in the lotus feet of the Lord."
"Simply by depending on the mercy of the Lord and carrying out the order of the spiritual master, ones success in spiritual life is guaranteed."
"Difficulty is there always. Even you go to a school there are so many difficulties. But if you practice with vow and rigidity, you become successful."
"Some scholars recommend that knowledge and renunciation are important factors for elevating oneself to devotional service. But actually that is not a fact."
"When one becomes serious to follow the mission of the spiritual master, his resolution is tantamount to seeing the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
"So when we are put into difficulties while discharging Krishna Conscious duties, it is to be understood that Krishna puts us in a field of austerities..."
"Good things do not come so easily; you know the difficulties that I encountered in my first year in your country."
"The smile of such a Krishna conscious person is so attractive that simply by smiling he wins so many admirers, disciples and followers."
"Śrīla Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura has sung that the devotees of Lord Caitanya are so powerful that each one of them can deliver a universe."
"No protection for woman, no protection of children, no respect for brahminical culture. So it is the animal civilization. Polished animal, that's all."