Sep 182017
The spiritual master or the father, he does not become envious. He feels himself very, very happy, that "This boy has advanced more than me." This is spiritual master's position

Lecture on CC Adi-lila 7.91-2 — Vrndavana, March 13, 1974 When a disciple becomes perfect in spiritual advancement, the spiritual master feels very, very happy, that “I am a nonsense, but this boy, he has followed my instruction and he has achieved the success. That is my success.” This is the spiritual master’s ambition. Just […more]

Sep 182017
The real necessity of life is to supply the comforts of the soul. And the soul can be comforted not by material adjustment. Because soul is a different identity, the soul must be given spiritual food. That spiritual food is this Krsna consciousness

Lecture SB 01.08.33 – Los Angeles So it is said that… Now I’m explaining that verse. Dharmasya glānir bhavati. This is dharmasya glāniḥ, pollution of duty. Dharma means duty. Dharma is not a kind of faith. In English dictionary it is said: “religion means a faith.” No, no. It is not. Dharma means the actual […more]

Sep 182017
The more you glorify the Lord, you become pious simply by kirtana. It is not necessary that you understand, but if you go on chanting Hare Krsna maha-mantra, then you become pious

Lecture on SB 3.28.18 — Nairobi, October 27, 1975 Harikeśa: Translation: “The glory of the Lord is always worth singing, for His glories enhance the glories of His devotees. One should therefore meditate upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead and upon His devotees. One should meditate on the eternal form of the Lord until the […more]

Sep 182017
The more you develop your consciousness, the more you become a freedom lover

Lecture on SB 2.4.2 — Los Angeles, June 26, 1972 Virūḍhāṁ mamatām. Virūḍhām. Just like you have seen some big trees, standing for so many, many years. The root is firmly captured. You have seen, experienced. The business is to stand up for 10,000 years, but the root is capturing the earth like anything, strong. […more]

Sep 182017
The more you can reduce your sleep and eating, you keep good health, especially for spiritual purposes. But not artificially. But when you advance, naturally you'll not feel, just like Raghunatha dasa Gosvami

Lecture on BG 6.16-24 — Los Angeles, February 17, 1969 So here the suggestion is that this body is useless, but that does not mean we should not take care. Just like you are going, from one place to another place, on your car. The car, you are not this car, but because you have […more]

Sep 182017
The modern, so-called advanced boys and girls (in India), they are now after divorce. But before that, even there was misunderstanding between husband and wife, quarrel, there was no question of divorce

Press Interview — December 30, 1968, Los Angeles Journalist: Is there much divorce in India? Prabhupāda: Yes. The modern, so-called advanced boys and girls, they are now after divorce. But before that, even there was misunderstanding between husband and wife, quarrel, there was no question of divorce. Take my life practical. I was a householder. […more]

Sep 182017
The Mayavadi theory is that the ultimate spirit is impersonal

Lecture on BG 2.8-12 — Los Angeles, November 27, 1968 Prabhupāda: Go on. Devotee: “In the Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad it is said that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the maintainer of innumerable living entities, in terms of their different situations according to individual work and reaction to work. That Supreme Personality of Godhead is also, […more]

Sep 182017
The materialistic persons, they are sleeping in the matter of spiritual understanding. So therefore the activities which we find in daytime of the materialistic person, actually that is night

Lecture on BG 2.62-72 — Los Angeles, December 19, 1968 Prabhupāda: Our policy is tat-paratvena nirmalam (CC Madhya 19.170). You can purify the activities of the senses, being engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Then senses will not disturb you. If you want to control the senses, you have to control the tongue first of all. Then […more]

Sep 182017
The Lord is also perpetually happy, and if we associate with the Lord, cooperate with Him, take part in His association, then also we become happy

Lecture BG Introduction – New York We also may remember that when we speak of “Kṛṣṇa” it is not a sectarian name. The “Kṛṣṇa” name means the highest pleasure. It is confirmed that the Supreme Lord is the reservoir, is the storehouse of all pleasure. We are all hankering after pleasure. Ānandamayo ‘bhyāsāt (Vedānta-sūtra 1.1.12). […more]

Sep 172017
The kings were governed by first-class brahmanas, sages. The brahmanas should not take part in the management of the government, but they would advise the ksatriya kings that "You rule over the citizens like this"

Lecture SB – Melbourne A king, monarch, is supposed to give protection everyone within the kingdom. It doesn’t matter whether he is man or animal. Even trees. There was no law, unnecessarily cutting or killing. No. Actually, if you are reasonable, national… National means anyone who is born in that land. At the present moment […more]