1. The Singhania family deity

    In every Indian aristocratic family you'll find they have got their particular temples and temple worship, and they go, they offer their respect, and do their business as it is. There is no harm. Side by side with material activities, they have got the chance of spiritual... Now, this particular family I am speaking to you, Singhania family, you'll be very glad to learn that how they are family arrangement... They have got a temple, Dvarakadhisa, a Radha-Krsna temple,...
  2. Even those who fall are fortunate

    Prabhupada: Krsna's mercy is always there. It is your misuse of free will. You are given the opportunity -- that is fortune. But you do not accept the fortune. That is your misfortune. That is stated in the Caitanya-caritamrita. Lord Caitanya said, ei rupe brahmanda bhramite kona bhagyavan jiva [Cc. Madhya 19.151]. Kono -- some fortunate man can accept it. Because mostly they are unfortunate.
  3. Remember the Supreme amid very grave duties

    Life should be molded in such a way that in every step or action, we shall feel the presence of the Lord. That is spiritual life. That is spiritual life. You need not change your present occupation. ... The aim is toward Krsna. ... Now, suppose a man or woman is in love, and the man is a third person, beyond the husband of the wife, beyond the, of the woman.
  4. Pilgrimage to Nathdwara — A Gateway to the Lord

    In Kali-yuga, the present age of quarrel and hypocrisy, so many bad qualities prevail, but when we reached Nathdwara we found the quality of devotion to Kṛṣṇa still strong. Nathdwara is in the Indian state of Rajasthan, but most of the pilgrims who come here are from the state of Gujarat, whose border lies less than a hundred kilometers away. So the mood in Nathdwara is very much influenced by the Gujaratis.
  5. Graces of the Lord

    ...the graces of the Lord are abhaya, free from fearfulness. In the material world, if someone accumulates a million dollars, he is always full of fear because he is always thinking, "What if the money is lost?" But the benediction of the Lord, bhagavat-prasada, is never to be lost. It is simply to be enjoyed. There is no question of loss. One simply gains and enjoys gaining.
  6. Impressions that are never lost

    Let us remain in our position, but at the same time, simultaneously, side by side, let us have spiritual culture. Just like we are holding this class. This is also spiritual culture, sravanam kirtanam [SB 7.5.23]. With your multifarious duties you come here thrice in a week and try to understand. This is also spiritual culture. This will not go in vain.
  7. Why India went from rich to poor

    Now India there is scarcity of foodstuff. But the same India was producing so much grains, even during British time, that many thousands and thousand tons of rice were being exported from India to other countries. That I have seen.My maternal uncle was very rich man by simply exporting rice to the foreign countries.
  8. The meaning of faith

    Prabhupada: What do you mean by faith? Atreya Rsi: Conviction. Prabhupada: What is that conviction? Describe it. Atreya Rsi: That Krsna is the controller. Prabhupada: Krsna is controller. You may have faith or no faith, that doesn't matter. Hari-sauri: If one is convinced that Krsna will always protect him.
  9. Hearing from other sources

    Madhudvisa: Prabhupada, I have heard from different sources that there is a vibration that is going on in the universe at all times. When they refer to this vibration, are they referring to the om, the sacred om vibration? Prabhupada: First of all, you should stop to receive any knowledge from any other source.