1. Failure due to inattentiveness

    Ksura means sharpened razor. If you are careful, you cleanse very nicely. If you are not careful, immediately blood. Immediately. So the spiritual life is like that. As soon as you become little inattentive, immediately maya captures, “Yes, come on.” Then everything failure. Srila Prabhupada, Conversation — September 19, 1973.
  2. Fire, Butter, and Dhira

    If you put butter before the fire, automatically it melts. Similarly, a woman is considered as fire and the man is considered as butter. So this is natural. But a person who is not agitated, he is called dhira. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.13 — 12 October, 1972
  3. Democracy: fools and rascals and sudras

    In the modern age of democracy there are so many government representatives voting for legislation. Every day they bring out a new law. But because these laws are only mental concoctions manufactured by inexperienced conditioned souls, they cannot give relief to human society. Formerly, although the kings were autocrats, they strictly followed the principles laid […]
  4. no longer indebted

    We are in so many ways indebted. Our obligations are there. But sarvatmana yah saranam saranyam gato mukundam, na rni na kinkarah. The Bhagavata says, “If somebody fully surrenders unto the Supreme, Mukunda…” Mukunda means one who can offer you liberation from this material bondage. He is Mukunda. So if one surrenders fully unto Krsna […]
  5. Try to repay

    If Krsna does not supply you this light, sunlight, you will die. But He does not charge anything. But because you are human being, you should try to repay: “Oh, Krsna is giving us so much facilities. Let me render some service unto Him.” This is Krsna consciousness. This is to acknowledge, “O God, You […]
  6. We are in danger — pray!

    Suppose if immediately there is some earthquake or there is some danger, naturally, spontaneously, we pray. We pray. But we forget it. But the prayer, the tendency of offering prayer to the Lord at the time of danger, is automatic. So we should know that we are in danger. We are in this material condition […]
  7. Coca-cola victims

    We don’t drink Coca-cola. We don’t drink Pepsi-cola. We don’t smoke. So many things which are selling in the market in huge quantity by advertisement, by victimizing the poor customer. But they are called unnecessary things. There is no need of such things. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.5.30 — 2 October,1975