1. Protection of cows is essential

    In Bhagavad-gita Lord Krsna advises go-raksya, the protection of cows. This is essential because if cows are cared for properly they will surely supply sufficient milk. We have practical experience in America that in our various ISKCON farms we are giving proper protection to the cows and receiving more than enough milk. In other farms the cows do not deliver as much
  2. School = slaughterhouse

    I have seen intelligent boys, they go to school and he is spoiled. Bas, spoiled. He learns how to smoke, how to use sex, how to talk nonsense, how to use knife, how to fight, these things. At least at the present moment. Yes. Simply slaughterhouse. This so-called school is called, colleges yes, slaughterhouse. Yes, slaughterhouse. Srila Prabhupada
  3. Education to become a dog

    Modern education means to create dogs. The dog goes door to door and moves the tail: "Please give me if you have anything." So this educated person with application goes, and they say, "No vacancy. Get out." Therefore they are dogs. Educated means dogs. They are creating dogs. In Vedic culture no brahmana will accept any job. No ksatriya will accept any job. No vaisya
  4. Mundane scholarship and realized knowledge

    No one can become Krsna conscious simply by mundane scholarship. One must be fortunate enough to associate with a person who is in pure consciousness. A Krsna conscious person has realized knowledge, by the grace of Krsna, because he is satisfied with pure devotional service. By realized knowledge, one becomes perfect. By transcendental knowledge one can remain steady
  5. The real hospital

    The mudhas may demand that "Open this hospital." But we are not going to do that. Of course, hospital required so far the body is concerned, but there are so many hospitals. The real hospital which is not existing, we are starting. That is our mission, which is not possible for the so-called leaders and politicians. Srila Prabhupada January 6, 1976
  6. Jackal king

    There is a Bengali saying that a jackal is king in a small forest. The story is that a jackal became king in the forest by fooling the other animals for some time, but he remained always a jackal and his ruse was at last exposed. From Srila Prabhupada's letter to: Rupanuga — Bombay 13 November, 1970
  7. Temple duty more important than chanting

    I have received one letter from one of the women devotees there in London. It seems that she is a bit more slow than the others to finish her 16 rounds. Srila Prabhupada said that "She must do some duty. Sometimes it is given as a plea to avoid doing some more active service. The temple duty is more important than chanting." From a letter from Pusta
  8. Pessimism is required

    We must be very much pessimistic, not at all optimistic of this world. Unless you become pessimistic, you will not be able to go back to home. If you have little attraction for this world — "It is good" — then you have to remain here. Yes. Krsna is so strict. Srila Prabhupada — May 17, 1975, Perth
  9. Absorption in Krsna thought

    If you think of Krsna twenty-four hours, then you'll become fully Krsna conscious, and your life is successful. Don't allow anything. This requires little practice, abhyasa-yoga-yuktena cetasa nanya-gamina [Bg. 8.8]. I should not allow my mind to go, to think of any other subject than Krsna. Now we have got so many books. So whenever you find time... You must find
  10. Girls’ gurukula

    Tamala Krsna: I thought there were girls in Vrndavana now. They said that they're going to have the girls' gurukula behind the boys' gurukula. Prabhupada: No, no, no. No girls. Tamala Krsna: It should be in another city or somewhere else. Prabhupada: Yes. They should be taught how to sweep, how to stitch, clean, cook, to be faithful to the husband. Tamala Krsna: They
  11. Book distribution is self-realization

    Tripurari: Just by distributing your books we can become self-realized. Prabhupada: You are already self-realized. Otherwise how you can push on the books? You love Krsna. Therefore you are taking so much labor for pushing on. And that is self-realization. If anyone tries to establish that Krsna is the Supreme Lord, that is self-realization. Tripurari: Sometimes the