1. Milk nectar

    Milk is compared to nectar, which one can drink to become immortal. Of course, simply drinking milk will not make one immortal, but it can increase the duration of one's life. In modern civilization, men do not think milk to be important, and therefore they do not live very long. Although in this age men can live up to one hundred years, their duration of life is reduced because they do not drink large quantities of milk. This is...
  2. Dedicated grhasthas in the service of the Lord

    And if you are unable to give 50% of your income, then who is pressing you? It is voluntary. If you have not got any means, then who is exacting you? So these things are specifically happening to you, not to others. There are so many grhasthas and they are not feeling any inconvenience. They have dedicated their lives to the service of the Lord. And most GBC members are householders. You also may be elected. The position is...
  3. How powerful is this pure chanting of Hare Krsna

    Now you can try to understand how powerful is this pure chanting of Hare Krsna mantra. Offenseless chanting of Hare Krsna mantra means you remain liberated always. Offenseless chanting, once chanting is sufficient. But because we are not offenseless, therefore we have to make a regulated program that we must chant Hare Krsna so many times. Otherwise one chanting of Krsna is sufficient to make you liberated, one chant, "Krsna," "Rama," once, that's all, sufficient. Just like this Ajamila....
  4. vairagya-vidya

    We must always remember that a devotee's life is one of vairagya-vidya, or renunciation and knowledge. Therefore all devotees are warned not to live unnecessarily luxurious lives at the cost of others. Grhasthas living within the jurisdiction of the temple must be especially careful not to imitate karmis by acquiring opulent clothing, food and conveyances. As far as possible, these should be avoided. A member of the temple, whether grhastha, brahmacari or sannyasi, must practice a life of renunciation,...
  5. Srila Prabhupada’s rules for initiated devotees, given in 1966

    All initiated devotees must attend morning and evening classes. Must not be addicted to any kind of intoxicants including coffee, tea and cigarettes. They are forbidden to have illicit sex-connections. Must be strictly vegetarian. Should not extensively mix with non-devotees. Should not eat foodstuff cooked by non-devotees. Should not waste time in idle talks nor Engage himself in frivolous sports. Should always chant and sing the Lord's Holy names. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.