Jul 202017
Anyone who has accepted this Krsna consciousness movement, if he follows the principles, then he's surely going to home, back to home, back to Godhead. That is certain. But if you deviate, if you become attracted by maya, that is your business

Lecture BG 02.13 – New York Prabhupāda: So who is intelligent? And if you ask: What is the benefit by going to the planet, back to home, back to Godhead? So who is intelligent? If you ask what is the benefit in going to the planet, back home, back to Godhead. That is assured in […more]

Jul 202017
Any activities spiritual, that is all good, and any activity, material, that is all bad. This is the difference. Here, the so-called morality, goodness, they're all bad. And in the spiritual world, so-called immorality is also good

Lecture SB 01.08.27 – Los Angeles Devotee: “… who are the property of the materially impoverished. You have nothing to do with the actions and reaction of the material modes of nature. You are self-satisfied, and therefore You are the most gentle and are master of the monists.” Prabhupāda: So namaḥ akiñcana-vittāya. Materially impoverished. This […more]

Jul 202017
Another student, she is preparing the sweetballs, ISKCON balls, and they are forgetting meat-eating. They do not like any more meat-eating. They have got better engagement, sweetballs

Lecture on BG 2.62-72 — Los Angeles, December 19, 1968 Prabhupāda: Paraṁ dṛṣṭvā nivartate (BG 2.59). Param, if you get better thing, you give up inferior quality thing. That is our nature. Just like our students, American students, they were all accustomed to meat-eating. But now another student, she is preparing the sweetballs, ISKCON balls, […more]

Jul 202017
Ambudhi means the ocean. So this ocean does not increase, but when you come to the spiritual ocean of ananda, blissfulness, it will increase daily

Lecture SB – Melbourne Prabhupāda: Just like kairava-candrikā, just like the moon, on the first day it is just like a line, then gradually increases—the body and the moonshine increases. Therefore this comparison is given. The more you become Kṛṣṇa conscious, the shining of your life increases. Śreyaḥ-kairava-candrikā-vitaraṇaṁ vidyā-vadhū-jīvanam. Then this life will be full […more]

Jul 192017
Always think like that, that as soon as you are chanting Hare Krsna, you must know that you are touching Krsna with your tongue

Lecture on SB 7.9.6 — Mayapur, February 26, 1977 Prabhupāda: So as Nṛsiṁha-deva touched the head of Prahlāda Mahārāja, immediately you can have that same facility. “What is that facility? How? Nṛsiṁha-deva is not here. Kṛṣṇa is not here.” No. He is here. “What is that?” Nama rūpe kali kale kṛṣṇa avatāra (CC Adi 17.22). […more]

Jul 192017
Actually, sastra is not for the loafer class. For highly learned brahmanas and highly elevated ksatriyas. And the vaisyas and the sudras, they are not expected to become very learned in sastra

Lecture on SB 7.9.8 — Mayapur, February 28, 1977 So mahājano yena gataḥ sa panthāḥ (CC Madhya 17.186). We can learn Kṛṣṇa consciousness perfectly well if we follow the mahājanas. Mahājana means great personality who are devotees of the Lord. They are called mahājanas. Jana means “person.” Just like in ordinary way, in India a […more]

Jul 192017
Actually, nothing is private property. That is our philosophy. Isavasyam idam sarvam (ISO 1): "Everything belongs to God." That's a fact. Under the influence of maya we are thinking that "This is my property."

Melbourne Madhudviṣa: …one of our very dear friends, Raymond Lopez. He is a barrister and a visitor who has helped us out tremendously with some of the legal dealings that we’ve had here in Melbourne. And also this is Mr. Wally Strobes, he has also helped us out and given us good guidance. And this […more]

Jul 192017
According to our Indian system, their enjoyment is not meat-eating as in the Western countries. Their enjoyment is eating ghee more, become chubby, fatty. That is their enjoyment

Lecture on BG 2.25 — London, August 28, 1973 So our actual business is to become brahma-bhūtaḥ. So who can become? That is explained already. Kṛṣṇa has already explained that, what is that verse? Yaṁ hi na vyathayanty ete. Vyathayanti, does not give pain. Material, material burden, that is always troublesome. Even this body. This […more]

Jul 192017
Acarya's duty is to point out the sastric injunction. They're already there in the Vedas

The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, November 5, 1972 So Caitanya Mahāprabhu has given us… It is in the śāstra. Caitanya Mahāprabhu has pointed out… The ācārya’s business… Everything is there in the śāstra. Ācārya does not invent anything. That is not ācārya. Ācārya simply points out, “Here is the thing.” Just like in the […more]

Jul 182017
A sadhu's business is for the benefit of all living entities. A sadhu does not like to cut even a tree, because he knows, "Here is a living entity. He is standing here for many years by his karma, and he has to continue this for many years more"

Srimad Bhagavatam 02.01.01-2 – New York There are 8,400,000 different kinds of forms. Kṛṣṇa claims “They, all of them, are My part and parcel living entities, but they are now covered by different dress only. But they are living entities.” This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness vision. Therefore one who is actually Kṛṣṇa conscious, paṇḍita, paṇḍitāḥ sama-darśinaḥ… […more]