1. No better than the frogs

    Who is talking there? He must stop. That portion is simply talking-camp. Just like these frogs or toads, they're talking whole day and night, ka-kara ka, ka-kara ka. Actually we have got tongues, and these frogs, they have got also tongue. So they are using their tongue, ka-kara ka, inviting snakes: "Please come here and eat me." That is their business. Nature's way.
  2. For Kali-puja, 19 Oct 2017

    Srila Prabhupada's translation of and purport to SB 5.26.25 A person who in this life is proud of his eminent position and who heedlessly sacrifices animals simply for material prestige is put into the hell called Visasana after death. There the assistants of Yamaraja kill him after giving him unlimited pain. PURPORT In Bhagavad-gita (6.41) Krsna
  3. Two points to note about kirtanas and dramas

    All the pure devotees are as bright as sunshine, and their bodily luster is very effulgent. In addition, their performance of sankirtana is unparalleled. There are many professional chanters who can perform congregational chanting with various musical instruments in an artistic and musical way, but their chanting cannot be as attractive as the congregational chanting
  4. Krsna returns home from the pastures

    Krsna and His friends and calves began to return to their Vrajabhumi homes. When Krsna returned home to Vrajabhumi, He was seen by all the inhabitants of Vrndavana. He was wearing a peacock feather in His helmet, which was also decorated with forest flowers. Krsna was also garlanded with flowers and painted with different colored minerals collected from the caves of
  5. Performing Devotional Service in Karttika (3)

    In the Padma Purana it is said, "The Lord may offer liberation or material happiness to a devotee, but after some devotional service has been executed, particularly in Mathura during the month of Karttika, the devotees want only to attain pure devotional service unto the Lord." The purport is that the Lord does not award devotional service to ordinary persons who are
  6. Equal rights for women

    Srila Prabhupada: So-called equal rights for women means that the men cheat the women. Suppose a woman and a man meet, they become lovers, they have sex, the woman becomes pregnant, and the man goes away. The woman has to take charge of the child and beg alms from the government, or else she kills the child by having an abortion. This is the woman's independence. In
  7. Christopher Columbus and self-realization

    (Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas was on October 12, 1492) Hrdayananda: How many different ways are there for self-realization? Prabhupada: Only one path. God is one, and to realize Him, the path is one. There cannot be two paths. Just like suppose in India. So India is from here to the eastern side? Yes. This is an example. But you cannot find in the
  8. Our laugh is best

    I asked Prabhupada, "What does this verse mean?" The verse was, Ya nisa sarva-bhutanam, what is night for all beings is the time of awakening for the self-controlled; and the time of awakening for all beings is night for the introspective sage" (Bhagavad-gita 2.69). Prabhupada started smiling and said, "Yes. This means that when we see the karmis, we laugh. And when
  9. I am a Senior Devotee

    Sunday feast Bang that drum Have some fun I am a Senior Devotee Then the food Pure veg of course Chat with friends In shorts and sneakers Sports, jokes, light talk Don’t drink beer here – Cola is OK I am a Senior Devotee Now don’t you young guys Be judgmental Don’t try to tell me anything I was chanting When you were in diapers I’ve done