1. Nrsimha-deva: blood everywhere

    From a BTG article By Yadurani Devi Dasi IN NEW YORK CITY, 1967, in Srila Prabhupada's Second Avenue apartment, he asked me to paint a picture of Lord Nrsimha-deva, the half-man, half-lion incarnation of Lord Krsna who appeared many millennia ago. In a print Prabhupada's disciple Hayagriva Dasa had brought from India, Lord Nrsimha-deva had about ten arms, and He was
  2. Nrsimhadeva appeared not to kill Hiranyakasipu

    If the Supreme Lord is all-powerful, why should He try to reform His devotee by putting him in distress? The answer is that when the Supreme Personality of Godhead puts His devotee in distress, it is not without purpose. Sometimes the purpose is that in distress a devotee's feelings of attachment to Krsna are magnified. For example, when Krsna, before leaving the
  3. Better to remain primitive

    If, becoming modern, we forget our future, then what is the use of becoming modernized? Better to remain primitive. The business is that in future also we shall exist. If we do not know how we shall exist — either I shall exist as a cat, as a dog or a tree or a demigod or as associate of Krsna... If I do not know... On account of being modernized, if I remain in
  4. Perfection in family life

    Renunciation is not as important as enhancing one's attachment to Krsna. The Krsna consciousness movement is especially meant for this purpose. We are preaching the principle that it does not matter whether a man is a sannyasi or grhastha (householder). One simply has to increase his attachment for Krsna, and then his life is successful. Following in the footsteps of
  5. Krsna’s hypnotism

    One who has chanted Hare Krsna, he cannot give it up. Cannot give it up. He has to come again, this life or next life. Krsna will not leave him. Krsna... Once surrender sincerely, "Krsna, I am Yours," Krsna I will never leave him. He will protect you. But if he had become little stronger, then there is no question of falling down. Vasi kriyate means hypnotized. It is
  6. Hissing instead of chanting

    When chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, in the beginning one may commit many offenses, which are called namabhasa and nama-aparadha. In this stage there is no possibility of achieving perfect love of Krsna by chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. Therefore one must chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra according to the principles of the above verse, trnad api su-nicena
  7. Desire for comfort is material

    Comfortable situation is also sense gratification. Any situation, we shall have to serve Krsna. That is Krsna consciousness. Not that "If it is comfortable to me, I shall do it." That is sense gratification. That is sense gratification. That is not spiritual; that is material. "Comfortable or uncomfortable, it doesn't matter. If Krsna wants it, I must do it." That is
  8. Why red or blue should not be worn in the temple

    Silavati: I understand that it is an offense to wear red or blue in the Krsna temple. Why is this true? Prabhupada: What is that? Devotee: She says that it is an offense to wear red or blue in the temple. Prabhupada: Blue? Devotee: Red or blue. She wants to know why this is. Prabhupada: I do not follow. Devotee (2): Why is it an offense to wear red or blue clothing in
  9. Srila Prabhupada’s concern for a sick disciple

    An anecdote related by Gaura Prabhu. I went to India to receive brahmnical initiation from Srila Prabhupada. When I attended the Mayapur Festival in 1977, I became stricken with amoebic dysentery. Even though there was 1000 devotees or more present, Srila Prabhupada heard about my debilitating health from Bhavananda das, since I was assisting him with lining up
  10. Why the whole world is mismanaged

    Make there the varnasrama established, brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra — division, scientific division of the society. Ideal state. Just like the legislative assembly, they should be composed of men with complete brahminical culture. And the ministers, president, they should be ksatriya, and the productive, vaisyas, and balance sudra, worker. Unless an ideal class
  11. Seeing Krsna right now

    Guest: Is it possible to see Krsna right now? Prabhupada: Why don't you see Him, in your back? Guest: But can't I just see Him? Prabhupada: Well, you have no eyes to see. Guest: Can't I see Him within? Prabhupada: Yes. Guest: Why? Why is it not so easy? Why can't each one of us...? Pusta Krsna: Why is it so difficult to see Krsna? Why can't each of us see Him within?