1. We shall teach everyone

    If you understand Krsna, then you can teach even the greatest scientist, the greatest philosopher, greatest politician -- everyone. That is Krsna [indistinct]. You don't require to be a great scientist to teach a scientist; but if you simply understand Krsna, then you will be able to teach even the greatest scientist. The greatest philosophers, greatest anyone, let them come; we shall teach. We shall become their teacher. We challenge. Why? Because we know a little about Krsna.
  2. Books to convince you

    We have got books. Our program is for publishing sixty books. Now we have already published about twenty books, big, big books, four hundred pages. So if you understand, if you want to understand this movement through philosophy, science and good logic, argument, we have got sufficient stock to convince you how this Krsna consciousness movement is important.
  3. Preach what Krsna has said

    Don't manufacture preaching. Preach as it is in the sastra. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's instruction: yare dekha tare kaha 'krsna'-upadesa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]. You do not become a rascal guru yourself by manufacturing some imagination. This rascaldom don't do. One thing do. What is that? What is said by Krsna, you say. That's all. What is the difficulty? What Krsna has said, you say.
  4. By sankirtana, people become more friendly and helpful

    In this age the spiritual revolution was recommended by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He demonstrated that the Yuga Dharma for this age is the Sankirtana chanting of the holy names. If we want the degraded mass of people to be elevated, we must stop their sinful activity. To stop sinful activity one must purify the mind and the best process for purifying the mass mind is the chanting of the maha mantra Hare Krishna. This can be done in public...
  5. Vedic evidence must be accepted

    You have to accept anything from the authorized source. So according to Vedic civilization, all knowledge is received from the Vedas, perfect authorized source. Sruti-pramana, evidence from the sruti, from the Vedas, that is perfect. Therefore, according to Vedic civilization, if you want to establish something you have to quote the section or the injunction from the Vedas. Then it is perfect. In learned circle you cannot say anything hodgepodge. That will not
  6. Economic development. What is this nonsense?

    Because we are in this material condition, we require economic development also. So that is very easy also. Krsna has given you enough land — you just little work. The animals are there. The cows will give you milk. If you till a little land, you get some grains. That is sufficient. Economic development. You don't require big factories, big workshop, and whole day and night with motorcar going this way and that way. No. There is
  7. Tolerate whims of wife

    Another difficulty is that in modern civilization everyone is independent spirited. The girls are no longer very much humble and submissive to their husbands. So you must be prepared to tolerate such whims of your future wife. According to our Vedic civilization, disagreements between husband and wife is not taken very seriously. But the
  8. Watch football, then become a dog

    Prabhupada: Hare Krsna. So last night our explanation was right? Professor Durckheim: Yes. Lots of people of the country was in the football, was going in the football. Hamsaduta: This week is the big world football matches. So everyone goes to see that. They either stay at home and watch television or they go to the fields. Prabhupada: Because they
  9. Please read ‘Back to Godhead’

    As a matter of Principle please read 'Back to Godhead' and revive your deeper aspect of personality. There is nothing in it, which is our ideology manufactured by imperfect sense-perception but all that it contains are messages of our liberated sages. We are simply helping them to speak again to men, and women in easy language for real life. Every responsible men and women must therefore
  10. Outdoor kirtana cannot be stopped

    My advice to you under the circumstances is that at least for one hour you must all go to have Sankirtana outside on the streets or in the park. That is your life and soul, first business. The next business is completing the chanting of 16 rounds every day. The next business is your editing, and if you find extra time, then you can attend the
  11. Brahmanas and money, two quotes from Srila Prabhupada

    1) A real brahmana never hoards money for a luxurious life, like the ksatriyas or the vaisyas, but always keeps himself poverty-stricken, knowing that money diverts the mind to materialistic ways of life. To live in this way is the vow of a qualified brahmana. (From Krsna Book) 2) The brahmanas should live by spreading knowledge and should therefore take contributions from their disciples. (From SB 4.21.50 ppt.)