1. Sri Ramanujacarya’s teachings re life’s goal

    Sri Ramanujacarya states in the Vedartha-sangraha that devotional service is naturally very dear to the living entity. Indeed, it is life's goal. This devotional service is supreme knowledge, or Krsna consciousness, and it brings detachment from all material activity. In the transcendental position, a living being can perfectly acknowledge the superiority of serving the Supreme Lord.
  2. For Advaita-saptami

    Cc Adi 6.42 translation: Sri Advaita Acarya, however, considers Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu His master, and He thinks of Himself as a servant of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Cc Adi 6.43 translation and purport: He forgets Himself in the joy of that conception and teaches all living entities, "You are servants of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu."
  3. Raghunatha dasa Gosvami at the limits of possibility

    Ask any scientist, philosopher, of this world, that "Can you show me any way, no more eating, no more sleeping, no more mating and no more defending?" That is spiritual life. Therefore we have to reduce it. It is not possible, but there is possibility. Just like Raghunatha dasa Gosvami. Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, he made it in his life, during Caitanya Mahaprabhu's... Even after
  4. Reconciling husband and wife

    Ganesa: Srila Prabhupada, how can the position be reconciled if in Krsna consciousness one of the two, the husband or the wife, wants to enjoy sense gratification, but the other does not? Should there be separation then? Prabhupada: No. They should be trained up. Sense enjoyment means not advanced in Krsna consciousness. As soon as one is advancing in Krsna consciousness, his sense enjoyment spirit will be reduced. That is
  5. How to please Srila Prabhupada the most

    In my books the philosophy of Krsna consciousness is explained fully, so if there's anything you do not understand, then you simply have to read again and again. By reading daily the knowledge will be revealed to you, and by this process your spiritual life will develop... You may please me the most by reading my books and following the instructions therein.
  6. Bogus sannyasis not accepted by Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s sampradaya

    Then this is a hint by Lord Caitanya that a sannyasi who has renounced everything, if he lives very gorgeously, with good dress, and good house, and apartment... No. This is not approved by Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Then what is that? What does it mean? A sannyasi living like a first-class gentleman, smoking, and very nice apartment, and some, I mean to say, lady assistant, secretary... What is this? Caitanya Mahaprabhu did not approve.
  7. Hospital? No!

    (From a talk by Hari-sauri Prabhu) When we were in Bombay, in early 1976 or late 1975, Prabhupada was discussing the plans for the new temple at Juhu Beach. And, it was mentioned that one doctor, he was a life member, he had volunteered that he would start some clinic at the temple there. So they wondered, "Shall we set a room aside for the clinic on the side of the temple?" And Prabhupada said, "No!" He said there already...
  8. His Life Will Be Successful

    We are printing so many books for spreading this knowledge. That must be distributed. Home to home, place to place, man to man, this literature must go there. If he... If one takes one book, at least one day he'll read it: “Let me see what this book is that I have purchased the other day.” And if he reads one line his life will be successful, if he reads one line only, carefully. This is such literature. So...
  9. Who wrote Srila Prabhupada’s books?

    Bhagavat Dasa: Prabhupada said, "Can you quote this verse?" The two of us looked at each other, and I thought, "Tamal Krishna Goswami will quote the verse," but Tamal Krishna Goswami thought I was going to do it. Neither of us knew the verse. Prabhupada said, "Just see. You are not reading my books. Every day you have to read, study, and learn my books just like a lawyer learns the law books. You must know everything, chapter and...