1. They don’t want to take responsibility, but they want sex

    "This is our Society's problem," Srila Prabhupada said. "Women come, and then, husband and wife, they have babies. They are not made for spiritual life. They come for sex. They want enjoyment. They find a husband or wife, have sex, babies, then another husband or wife. Just like dogs going and smelling one vagina, then another. It is not marriage. That has failed. Almost without exception, these marriages have all failed. They
  2. Opportunities

    An intelligent man should utilize good opportunities. The first opportunity is the human form of life, and the second opportunity is to take birth in a suitable family where there is cultivation of spiritual knowledge; this is rarely obtained. The greatest opportunity is to have the association of a saintly person.
  3. Srila Prabhupada on vegetarianism

    As far as being vegetarian goes, Prabhupada told us about a Jain monk who came to meet him in Berkeley, America. When Prabhupada had asked him what the results of his preaching were, the man replied that he had converted one million people to vegetarianism. But Prabhupada didn't give him much credit for that. Although the Jains advocate nonviolence, Prabhupada pointed out that being vegetarian is violence, since one has to kill the vegetables.
  4. World Brotherhood Conference

    You have mentioned that you have been invited to attend some "World Brotherhood Conference,'' and if it is convenient, you may go there with your Sankirtana Party, chant Hare Krishna, give some talk on Bhagavad-gita As It Is, and distribute Prasadam. That is our only business, and we can do these activities anywhere; it doesn't matter on the street or in some "World Brotherhood Conference."
  5. The greatest loss

    In the Visnu Purana it is written: sa hanis tan mahac chidram sa mohah sa ca vibhramah yan-muhurtam ksanam vapi vasudevam na cintayet "If even for a moment remembrance of Vasudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is missed, that is the greatest loss, that is the greatest illusion, and that is the greatest anomaly."
  6. Difference between puja and seva

    Puja means I call you and offer you some respectable [indistinct], some foodstuff, and then very much seated very comfortably. Naturally I may ask, "What do you want?" Then I'll expect, "Give me this. Give me that. Give me that." That is going on. That is called puja. But those who are worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead, that is not called puja; that is called seva, krsna-seva. We never say krsna-puja. Nobody... Never says like that. Seva. Seva...
  7. No need to change from family life

    As for detachment from children, wife and home, it is not meant that one should have no feeling for these. They are natural objects of affection. But when they are not favorable to spiritual progress, then one should not be attached to them. The best process for making the home pleasant is Krsna consciousness. If one is in full Krsna consciousness, he can make his home very happy, because this process of Krsna consciousness is very easy. One need...
  8. Not a “Hindu Mission”

    When we refer to something as being "Hindu", this is unintelligent; neither is "Hindu" a Vedic word. Many small, sectarian religions have sprung up, diverting from the original Vedic principles. They are also going on as "Hindu", but they are all started within countable years, not more than 1,000 years ago. Swamiji wants to preach the oldest of the Vedic scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita. If we present the Bhagavad Gita as it is, the people of the world will...
  9. Kali-yuga itself is faulty

    This age, Kali-yuga, is full of faulty things. Kaler dosa-nidhe [SB 12.3.51] It is an ocean of faulty things. It is very, very difficult. Sarvange gha upaidha mala[?]. A man is suffering from itches, or what is called, sores, all over the body. So where he shall give ointment? He should be dipped in the ointment. This is the position. Similarly, how much you will find out, "This is faulty, this is faulty, this is faulty..." The life in...