1. Not a nice way for a woman to dress

    From: Umapati Swami, My Days with Prabhupada, pp. 186–87. [Available on Amazon] [Setting: shortly after the first initiation in 1966] The Swami looked over at Janaki as she walked up to his lecture seat to talk to him one morning. “That is not a nice way for a woman to dress,” he said. Janaki’s pants — plain corduroys, not tight or sexy — may have looked all right for the Lower East Side but not for the world the...
  2. From a recent lecture by Rupanuga Prabhu (ACBSP)

    Srila Prabhupada did appoint eleven madhyama-adhikaris to become diksa gurus. There’s no question about it. I was there when it happened. I’ve got the dialogue, I’ve got the CD, I’ve got them written and they match perfectly. I was there when it came down. I signed off as one of the eighteen GBC men. We all understood exactly what had happened. That whole discussion was all about the future. What was that future? Disciples of my disciples, my grand-disciples....
  3. Cure for madness

    Our process of helping the misguided youth should remain the same. Namely, they should join the different services in the temple; chanting, dancing in ecstasy with Hare Krishna Mantra. They must be cleanly shaved, with tilak, have saffron robes, take prasadam, attend classes, chant 16 rounds of beads daily, etc. We are sure anyone who joins us will be free of all material disease including craziness and madness.
  4. Take to these two books

    The Personality of Godhead Sri Krsna appeared before us just a little prior to the beginning of Kali-yuga, and He returned to His eternal home practically at the commencement of Kali-yuga. While He was present, He exhibited everything by His different activities. He spoke the Bhagavad-gita specifically and eradicated all pretentious principles of religiosity. And prior to His departure from this material world, He empowered Sri Vyasadeva through Narada to compile the messages of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, and thus
  5. Umapati Swami remembers Srila Prabhupada

    [From "My Days with Prabhupada" by Umapati Swami; available on Amazon] The Swami might be unyielding in matters of philosophy, but he was humble, and he was flexible and considerate in dealing with people. (p.99) I became aware of a certain humility in the Swami, like the air of innocence he carried, and again, it was a quality apart from any special thing he said or did. It was a quiet, soft humility, always present and inseparable from