Author: HH Bhakti Vikas Swami

  1. 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 […]
  2. 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
  3. Catching Krsna

    Krsna is everywhere. Simply you have to catch Him. And He’s also ready for being caught. Yes. If somebody wants to catch Him… Suppose you are a devotee. If you want to catch Him, He comes forward ten times than your desire. He’s so kind. Therefore, we have to simply receive Him. Srila Prabhupada, Sri […]
  4. Imitators fall

    We should take any lila of Krsna as Supreme. Not that simply the most confidential… The vrndavana-lila, Krsna’s lila with the gopis, is the most confidential lila. We should not entertain this confidential lila unless we are liberated. It is a very difficult subject. And because they cannot understand what is Krsna’s lila, they imitate, […]
  5. Attachment means rebirth

    Husband and wife dying together, it is admitted because asakti [attachment] is there. That asakti will help him, that the wife will become a husband next life, and the husband will become wife next. And in that way they’ll have to take birth again. Srila Prabhupada, Conversation — 14 August, 1976
  6. English courage, Bengali heart

    Formerly the Britishers expanded empire. You expand the empire of consciousness, Krsna consciousness. This is also the same view, but it is spiritual. Krsna has given you the ability. Do it enthusiastically with the courage of an Englishman and the heart of a Bengali mother. Srila Prabhupada to Prabhavisnu and Mahavisnu (British devotees) — 10August, […]
  7. Starvation

    It does not matter whether there is increase of population. But if the people are unfaithful, they must be punished with starvation. That is God’s will. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 7.1-3 — 10 September, 1973
  8. We must be unhappy

    A fish, when it is put into the land, is unhappy, or death. Similarly, if you, the creature of the land, are put into the water, you are unhappy. And death. So because we belong to the spiritual nature… As it is explained by Krsna, this material nature is apara, apara. Apara means inferior, not […]