1. Who is a Child?

    Anyone who is completely unaware of Krsna consciousness, he is to be taken as child. Doesn't matter one who has got age. It doesn't depend on the age. It depends on the knowledge. So not only young children, but anyone who is unaware of the science, he is also child. And anyone who knows this science, he is old.
  2. How grhasthas should live in Krishna Consciousness

    Concerning how to induce grhasthas to take part in Krishna Consciousness activities rather than in activities of Maya, it is very simple: they should attend the temple program rigidly. Morning arati, classes, sankirtana. We have given houses with the purpose to execute devotional service exactly like the Brahmacaris and sannyasis. Otherwise, why purchase houses near the temple? The whole idea is to live near the temple and take advantage of the temple program.The householding community in Los Angeles or...
  3. From enviousness to friendship for all

    Our enviousness has begun from Krsna, and therefore it has expanded in so many ways. And in our ordinary life we are envious. We are envious of our friends, envious of our father, our son even, what to speak of others -- businessmen, nation, society, community, only enviousness, matsarata. "Why he should go ahead?" I become envious. This is material nature.
  4. Be purified by hearing chanting then preach

    By hearing simply Srimad-Bhagavatam, by hearing chanting of Hare Krsna mantra, you will be purified. Nityam bhagavata-sevaya. Nasta-prayesu abhadresu nityam bhagavata-sevaya [SB 1.2.18]. We are opening centers all over the world just to give the people this opportunity, nityam bhagavata-sevaya. Then, as soon as the heart is cleansed by hearing about Krsna... Caitanya Mahaprabhu recommends that: yare dekha, tare kaha krsna-upadesa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]. This Srimad-Bhagavatam is also krsna-upadesa because by hearing Srimad-Bhagavatam, you will be interested in Krsna: upadesa...
  5. Chant Hare Krsna. Cleanse your mind. All dirty things will go

    Madhudvisa: You were talking about enviousness, Srila Prabhupada. And we see that this even sometimes pervades in our own Society. Prabhupada: Because you are not yet perfect, that means. You are not yet perfect. You are trying to be perfect. Now be perfect. Madhudvisa: Is there a way, a specific way to counteract this bad quality of enviousness? Prabhupada: And yes, just chant Hare Krsna. Cleanse your mind. All dirty things will go. Because you neglect to chant regularly, therefore the dirty...
  6. Preachers overcome impediments from piglike people

    If one wants to benefit the entire world, he will certainly find persons like hogs and pigs who will put forward many impediments. That is natural. But if a devotee seeks shelter at the lotus feet of the Six Gosvamis, the merciful Gosvamis will certainly give the Lord's servitor all protection. It is not astonishing that impediments are placed before those who are spreading the Krsna consciousness movement all over the world. Nevertheless, if we adhere to the lotus...
  7. Routine work should always maintained at the highest level

    One thing: You must be attentive that our routine work--such as rising early, cleansing, chanting, temple worship, reading, sankirtana, etc.--should always maintained at the highest level of Krishna Conscious standard, as the smallest neglect or inattention to these matters of routine practices will cause all our other programs to fail. These things are the backbone of spiritual life. So it is natural that in these things like chanting regularly 16 rounds and holding daily arati and kirtana are observed...
  8. Caru Prabhu on Srila Prabhupada’s preaching style and his books

    Caru das: In spite of all the stories of Prabhupada, I, who had been an English major in college and read a lot of fiction, had always had an idea of there being a dichotomy between the author and his works. So I just always had this keen-ness to meet Prabhupada, the author of this book, the Bhagavad-gita, and other ones that were coming out. When Prabhupada came to Australia, what struck me was that whether Prabhupada was speaking...
  9. 75% free brahmacaris and irresponsible bachelors

    You can live peacefully by married life and have sex life for children, good children. That is allowed. But why should you have illicit sex life? What is this? Irresponsible life. "I shall not take responsibility of family life, and I shall go on as so-called bachelor and have illicit life." But that is not good. That is garhitam. Na sadhu manye: "This is not good." This is the advice of Vedic literature.
  10. Read, write, chant, and preach

    And you must all study very scrutinizingly all of the books so that when the need arises you can repeat in your own words their purport. Also I will be very pleased if you contribute articles to BTG. By writing regularly, what you read will become realized. As much as possible read, chant, and preach.