In Remembrance of Srila Prabhupada’s USA Departure
- August 3, 2020
Unless we cooperate with the Supreme Lord, our life is baffled. I have given the example many times that a screw which has fallen from a machine has no value. But when the same screw is again attached to the machine, it has value. Similarly, we are part and parcel of God. So without God, what is our value? No value! We should again come back to our position of attachment to God. Then we have value.
Srila Prabhupada, in PQPA ch 5: Becoming Pure
Balarama means guru-tattva. Balarama represents guru. Yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasadah. If we want to understand Caitanya Mahaprabhu, if we want to understand Krsna, then we must take shelter of Balarama. Nayam atma bala-hinena labhyah. This bala-hinena labhyah, this Vedic injunction, means "Without the mercy of Balarama you cannot understand, you cannot realize your spiritual identification."
Srila Prabhupada; Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Avirbhava Appearance Day Lecture — Bhuvanesvara, February 2, 1977
This is ideal of human civilization: every woman should try to become maidservant of her husband, and every man should try to become the hundred times servant of Krsna. This is Indian civilization. Not that "Husband and wife, we are equal rights," that, in Europe, America, the movement is going on, "Equal rights." That is not Vedic civilization. Vedic civilization is the husband should be a sincere servant of Krsna, and the wife should be a sincere maidservant of the husband.
From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.24 — 2 March, 1976
We should always remember the instruction of Srila Rupa Gosvami. Therefore we pray, sri-caitanya-mano-'bhistam sthapitam yena bhu-tale. Our mission is to establish the desire of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. That is our business. Sri-caitanya-mano-'bhistam sthapitam yena bhu-tale. Srila Rupa Gosvami did it. He has given us so many books, especially Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, which we have translated into English as Nectar of Devotion, to understand the science of devotional service. This is the greatest contribution of Srila Rupa Gosvami: how to become a devotee.
From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 1.4 —
March 28, 1975, Mayapur
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