Author: HH Bhakti Vikas Swami

  1. Krsna does not forget non-offenders

    Krsna says, “From Me everything — remembrance and forgetfulness — come.” Those who want to forget Krsna, Krsna helps him to forget: “All right, you forget.” He does not give. He does not dictate from the within. And one who is foolishly in bad association, unfortunately forgets Krsna, then Krsna gives him chance. Offenders are […]
  2. Why factories?

    Innocent men, women, they are kept in that factory simply for livelihood. A little work will provide his needs. Nature has given so much facility. They can grow little food anywhere. The cows are there in the pasturing ground. Take milk and live peacefully. Why you open factories? Srila Prabhupada, 26 June 26, 1976
  3. Krsna’s wholesale killing

    You cannot stop war and go on killing animals. That is not possible. There will be so many accidents for killing. The wholesale kill. When Krsna kills, He kills wholesale. When I kill — one after another. But when Krsna kills, they assemble all the killers and kill. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.8-13 […]
  4. Philosophy is for fools

    We have no stock except chanting. But why do we talk of philosophy? Because the fools want to talk of philosophy. Otherwise, there is no need of talking philosophy. Simply by chanting, everything is complete. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 7.39-47 — San Francisco, February 1, 1967
  5. Dangerous debts

    In India, according to Vedic civilization, one is very much afraid of taking loan from others, because he has conviction, “If I do not pay, then in my next life I’ll have to pay many times. So I must liquidate my debt.” That’s a fact. If you take one cent from somebody else without doing […]
  6. Avoiding famine, pestilence, and war

    Whenever there is unwanted population these three things will naturally, by nature’s course will appear — famine, pestilence, and war — and the population will be finished. So there was some unwanted population at that time also for which Krsna arranged the war, battlefield of war. Battlefield of war. So we have to follow. If […]
  7. “Chant, chant, chant,” “Can’t, can’t, can’t”

    One old man and his wife, sitting together. The wife is requesting the husband, old husband, “Chant, chant, chant,” and the husband is replying: “Can’t, can’t, can’t.” This cartoon we have seen. So this is the… He will say three times: “Can’t, can’t, can’t.” But not “Krsna, Krsna, Krsna.” From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita […]
  8. All pure devotees

    A pure devotee is he who loves Krishna, without any material desire. People are generally engaged in karma. Karma means work and get the result and enjoy life. And jnana, jnana means speculating process to understand the Absolute Truth. So one who does not indulge in speculating habit, neither tries to gain something by his […]