Tuesday, 25 April 2017

"Otherwise it is impossible to advance"


Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: So is it correct to say that if we're not Kṛṣṇa conscious, then if it's not the gṛhastha problem, it would be some other problem?
 
Prabhupāda: Yes.
 
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: We'll find something or another to absorb our time with besides Kṛṣṇa.
 
Prabhupāda: No, you should always remember that either gṛhastha or brahmacārī or sannyāsī, nobody Read More

Monday, 24 April 2017

The plight of man is a wonder indeed!


Once a man was chased by an elephant in a forest. Seeing no respite, he climbed a tree but he slipped, was about to fall before he could hold on to a branch. He looked up and found that the elephant is waiting to devour him and two rats, one black and one white, were slowly nibbling the branch he was hanging on to. He understood that very soon the branch would fall to the ground.
As the man looked down, he discovered that there were many snakes. SuddenlyRead More

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sankirtana devotees are very very dear to Krishna.


I read your Sankirtana news letter with great relish. Europe and America are in great danger, this Hare Krishna movement is enveloping them. The Sankirtana devotees are very very dear to Krishna. Because you are doing the field work of book distribution, Krishna has immediately recognized them as true servants. Just like during war time, a farm boy or ordinary clerk who goes to fight for his country on the front, immediately becomes a national hero for his sincere effort. So Krishna immediately recognizes a preacher of Krishna consciousness who takes all risks to deliver his message.

[ Letter to: Uttamasloka  --  Vrindaban 11 December, 1975]






Wednesday, 19 April 2017

What is the use of keeping big, big paraphernalia?


Prabhupāda: What is the use of keeping big, big paraphernalia? Bahvārambhe laghu kriyā. Ārambha, arrangement is very big, but work is no, no work. What is the use of keeping useless machine? So that is going on. In the material world, everything is bahvārambhe laghu kriyā. That has been spoken by Cāṇakya Paṇḍita. Ajā yuddhe muni śrāddhe. Ajā yuddhe. Ajāḥ means goats. 




Monday, 17 April 2017

"Devotees do not suffer"


Devotee: But the devotees, they seem to be suffering too,from...

Prabhupāda: Yes, you cannot expect, if you are suffering from some disease, you cannot expect to be cured immediately. But one who is taking the medicine, he is intelligent. His sufferings will be gone. But these rascals, they will not take medicine even. They will continue to suffer. This is the position. Devotees actually do not suffer, but you see that he is suffering. Because you are suffering. Devotees do not suffer.

Madhudvisa: What happens to them?



Thursday, 13 April 2017

Destiny and Karma


Student: Some scientists argue that there are several souls within each body. They use the earthworm as an example. If you cut it in half, both parts will live. They say this proves that two souls occupied the original worm's body.



Śrīla Prabhupāda:No. It is simply that a new soul has come to occupy the other half of the worm's body.


Dr. Singh. Must the spirit soul necessarily have a body—either spiritual or material?

Śrīla Prabhupāda. The soul already has a spiritual body....Read More

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Devotees of Lord Krishna are dear to Lord Shiva


Lord Śiva is rarely seen by common men, and similarly a person who is fully surrendered unto Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa, is also very rarely seen because a person who is fully surrendered unto the Supreme Lord is very rare (sa mahātmā sudurlabhaḥ). Consequently Lord Śiva came especially to see the Pracetās because they Read More