1. Invoke the Blessings of the Desire-Tree

    A pure devotee is just like the Desire-Tree from whom we can have on request everything desirable. This is no myth or bluff but it is actual fact. The devotee can deliver to us the mercy of God and what is not obtainable by one who has got the mercy of God? Therefore the devotees are the most magnanimous in their charitable disposition of mind.
  2. Statistical analysis of the enlightened

    Guest: How many other people are there on this planet who have made as much spiritual progress as you have? Prabhupäda: Many. But not many, but there are many also. There is no statistics in my possession. But... The formula is that what is the use of taking statistics how many there are? Why don't you become one of them? [laughter] Why you are wasting time in that way?
  3. Krsna’s test

    Atreya Rsi: Is it true, Srila Prabhupada, that Krsna is testing us every day? We're having tests, opportunities... Prabhupada: No, just like if you want responsible post, then there is question of test. If you want to become a vagabond, remain vagabond. Where is question of test?
  4. Appreciations of Srila Prabhupada from Direct Disciples

    H.H. Mukunda Goswami ACBSP 1966: "Srila Prabhupada was not an ordinary spiritual master; he saved me. H.H. Satsvarupa Goswami ACBSP 1966: "Srila Prabhupada gave to me, to my whole generation, and to future generations the precious gift of realization that God is not dead, but He lives in the spiritual world; we are meant to live eternally with Him in bliss and full knowledge and, as part of Prabhupada's gift, we do this by taking up bhakti-yoga, and especially the...
  5. Revive India’s village culture

    India is going down by giving up this original cultural life which is its own. The government is enamored by the glittering civilization of the West, and it was a definite policy of our late prime minister, Mr. Nehru, who wanted to see India overnight as rich and materially advanced as America. It was, of course, Gandhi's policy to concentrate his organization in village life, taking to simple life and cow protection.
  6. For Rasa-purnima

    As the gopis and Krsna danced together, a very blissful musical sound was produced from the tinkling of their bells, ornaments and bangles. It appeared that Krsna was a greenish sapphire locket in the midst of a golden necklace decorated with valuable stones. While Krsna and the gopis danced, they displayed extraordinary bodily features.
  7. Taking credit and giving blame

    When there is miseries, a Krsna conscious person takes the responsibility himself, and when there is happiness, it is due to Krsna. But the materialistic person is just the opposite. When he is in miseries, he'll say, "Oh, God has put me into such miseries." And when he's happiness, his friend says, "Oh, you are now well-to-do." "Yes, you do not know how much I have worked hard."
  8. Becoming Krsna’s “yes man”

    In the beginning he [Arjuna] was not in agreement with Krsna. He made so many arguments with Krsna against fighting. And at the end, he agreed. "Yes," he said. He became a yes man. So we have to become a yes man to the Supreme Lord. That's all. That is the perfection of our spiritual life. Now we are all "no men." God says this, I say "no." Stubborn. I say, "no." Now simply we have to say "yes"....
  9. Gaura Kisora dasa Babaji didn’t preach

    We are trying, even our Krsna consciousness mission, we are trying to awaken. Still they are so unfortunate they cannot give up sense gratification. So unfortunate. Condemned, unfortunate. Repeatedly we are spending our gallons of blood -- "Don't do this" - still they are doing. Cannot give up even sleeping. So condemned. Kali-yuga. Mandah sumanda-matayah.