1. Who should live in temples?

    Temples and monasteries should be constructed for the preaching of spiritual consciousness or Krsna consciousness, not to provide free hotels for persons who are useful for neither material nor spiritual purposes. Temples and monasteries should be strictly off limits to worthless clubs of crazy men. In the Krsna consciousness movement we welcome everyone who agrees at least to follow the movement's regulative principles -- no illicit sex, no intoxication, no meat-eating and no gambling. In the temples and monasteries,...
  2. God is disturbed, comes as Buddha

    Lord Buddha appeared at a time where people were too much addicted to animal killing. Still it is going on. Kesava dhrta-buddha-sarira, jaya jagadisa hare. Sadaya-hrdaya darsita-pasu-ghatam. Pasu-ghatam. Any religion where pasu-ghatam is there, that is not religion. That is not religion. That is simply barbarianism, under the name of religion. So God Himself becomes so much disturbed that these rascals are simply killing. At that time, of course, the Buddha religion was not there. The so-called followers of...
  3. Be like Nrsimha-deva

    I wish that every one of you should be Lion's descendant. Our Lord Krishna assumed the form of Lion & killed the atheist, Hiranyakasipu, & by disciplic succession we shall also kill all impersonalist atheist. Absolutely there is no Krishna Consciousness for the impersonalist.
  4. Living at home like Prahlada Maharaja

    I am so pleased to hear that you are living nicely with your parents and carrying on with your Krsna consciousness activities. That is a good proposal. Nevermind there may be some inconvenience. Krsna always appreciates when his devotee makes some sacrifice on His behalf, so there is no real difficulty under any conditions so long as we remember the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Just like Prahlada Maharaja, he never asked Krsna for anything, Oh! Krsna please save me...
  5. Always remain dressed like a Vaisnava

    The Vaisnavas, with tilaka, with kunti, with chanting beads, as soon as you see... And practically you know. As soon as they see these Hare Krsna movement people, they also chant, "Hare Krsna," giving a chance to the others. The dress is also required. You should be always equipped with tilaka, kunti, and sikha, sutra. Then, as soon as a common man sees, "Oh, here is a Hare Krsna man. Hare Krsna," he'll chant. Automatically you give a chance...
  6. Do not sin intentionally

    Srila Prabhupada said: Everyone is papi (sinful) but one should not sin intentionally. Once taken shelter of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, that should be stopped. How to prevent these unfair means? I have given all the guidelines to the GBC. It is up to them. Whatever we do should be based on purity and honesty. If one does on one's whimsical motivation, that is not good.
  7. Dressing Krsna

    It is not that one should worship Krsna once a week or once a month. Rather, one should worship Krsna twenty-four hours a day (nitya). The Deity should have a new dress every day or twice or four times a day -- as many times as possible. This is called srngara. Krsna is the most opulent enjoyer, and we should supply Him things by which He can enjoy. For instance, if someone gives me new clothing, I say, "Oh, this...
  8. Impersonalists are the greatest cheaters

    Everyone is combined to kill Krsna. Everyone, all over the world. 'There is no God'-the scientists, these philosophers, the politicians, everyone. This is the only movement talking of God. Nirvisesa sunyavadi. Everywhere, impersonalists and zero. 'There is no God'. The zero vadis, they are a little frank, but these rascals, nirvisesavadis -- God has no head, no tail-they are dangerous. Zero vadis, they call Him zero; that's all right. That is, we can understand, they admit.
  9. The main pillar of bhakti

    ...for all devotional service, the main pillar is sravanam, hearing. Without hearing, other processes of devotional service will not be perfect. Therefore hearing is most important. Hearing, according to our Vaisnava philosophy, especially Lord Caitanya's, this hearing and chanting are two main pillars for devotional service.