1. Do not associate with professional kirtaniyas and sahajiyas

    Once Tarun Kanti Ghosh (a government minister and newspaper magnate) invited Srila Prabhupada to join an annual Gaura Purnima parade in downtown Kolkata, consisting of many Vaisnava groups. Srila Prabhupada replied, “The question is whether I go in the beginning or the end.” Rupanuga Dasa, who was present, interjected by advising Srila Prabhupada not to attend. “You have taught
  2. Srila Prabhupada’s faith in the scriptures

    Yashomatinandan dasa (NZ) speaks on Srila Prabhupada and the "planet" Pluto I was saying to Prabhupada how some scientists or people from the university of Auckland I knew found it very difficult to accept Srimad-Bhagavatam because of the fantastic description of the universe given in the Bhagavatam. And Prabhupada questioned me, "How do they arrive at their conclusion? " I said, "Well, Prabhupada they have their mathematics." And Prabhupada immediately retorted, "Yes, but we have our
  3. The kingdom of Rama in Kali-yuga

    SB 9.10.53 TRANSLATION When Lord Ramacandra, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was the King of this world, all bodily and mental suffering, disease, old age, bereavement, lamentation, distress, fear and fatigue were completely absent. There was even no death for those who did not want it. PURPORT All these facilities
  4. Supporting preachers

    Anyone who attentively hears the narrations of the Lord's pastimes in Dvaraka or supports a preacher of the Krsna consciousness movement will certainly find it very easy to traverse the path of liberation and taste the nectar of the lotus feet of Lord Krsna. And thus he will be engaged in Lord Krsna's devotional service.
  5. sankirtana, reading books, and distributing books

    This sankirtana or street chanting must go on, it is our most important program. Lord Caitanya's movement means the sankirtana movement. You may simply take two hours for chanting sixteen rounds daily, two hours for reading congregationally, and balance of time go out for sankirtana. We must do both, reading books and distributing books, but distributing books is the main propaganda. Reading
  6. Best for cleaning the heart

    For one who wants liberation from the fruitive reactions of material activities, the chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra, or glorification of the name, fame and pastimes of the Lord, is recommended as the most perfect process of atonement because such chanting eradicates the dirt from one's heart completely.
  7. Human flesh is the most tasty

    We were telling Prabhupada about some crazy news stunt that had been pulled off by some demented, popular pop artist named Andy Warhol. He and his people had just captured the news in America by eating dead fetuses that had come from aborted babies. And it was the most gross thing. It got newspaper coverage because they had eaten them. We mentioned that to Prabhupada. Prabhupada said, "Yes. They have not yet learned that human flesh is the most...
  8. Learn the art how to approach higher-class men

    Now I want that we shall recruit more and more our men amongst the intelligent class of men. They, because they are little educated or they have got some wealth or fame or ability, so they will be sometimes little puffed-up, but that is all right, they deserve it. Now we shall have to learn the art how to approach such higher-class of men and attract them to apply themselves to this Krishna Consciousness process of self-realization. That requires
  9. Sannyasi should have institution; use of money

    A sannyasi should have an institution meant to preach Krsna consciousness; he need not accumulate money for himself. We recommend that as soon as money accumulates in our Krsna consciousness movement, fifty per cent of it should be invested in printing books, and fifty per cent for expenditures, especially in establishing centers all over the world. The managers of the Krsna consciousness movement
  10. Srila Prabhupada’s father

    Many saintly persons used to visit my father's house. My father was Vaisnava. He was Vaisnava, and he wanted me to become a Vaisnava. Whenever some saintly person would come, he would ask him, "Please bless my son that he can become a servant of Radharani." That was his prayer. He never prayed for anything. And he gave me education how to play mrdanga. My mother