1. How to become a pure devotee

    Your final question is how can you become a pure devotee, and the answer to this is given in Bhagavad-gita. Krishna instructs Arjuna that the mahatma, the pure devotee, is he who has fully surrendered himself unto the spiritual nature. And how can we tell if one is completely surrendered unto the spiritual nature? He is always fully engaged in devotional service to
  2. If you cannot do anything, do this

    Anyone in this material world who offers his obeisances before the Deity, don't think it is useless. It is taken into account. Therefore Krsna advises, if you cannot do anything, you do four things: man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru [Bg. 18.65]. "At least come before Me," just like we do. We come in the temple and offer our obeisances. It is so easy to
  3. Effects of reading KRSNA book

    We request everyone to take advantage of this great transcendental literary work. One will find that by reading one page after another, an immense treasure of knowledge in art, science, literature, philosophy and religion will be revealed, and ultimately, by reading this one book, Krsna, love of Godhead will fructify
  4. Part demon, part devotee

    Devotee: Srila Prabhupada, is it possible for one person to be part demon and part devotee in the same person? Prabhupada: If he's a devotee, he's not demon at all, if he's devotee. Devotee: But he may have some demoniac qualities? Prabhupada: Yes. That, if he is seriously devotee, that demonic qualities will disappear very soon. Ksipram bhavati dharmatma. Api cet
  5. Effect of sincere chanting

    Sometimes when our students of the Krsna consciousness movement chant and dance, even in India people are astonished to see how these foreigners have learned to chant and dance in this ecstatic fashion. As explained by Caitanya Mahaprabhu, however, actually this is not due to practice, for without extra endeavor these symptoms become manifest in anyone who sincerely
  6. Shining Devotees

    [Kardama Muni] looked healthy because he had directly received the nectarean sound vibrations from the lotus lips of the Personality of Godhead. Similarly, one who hears the transcendental sound vibration Hare Krsna also improves in health. We have actually seen that many brahmacaris and grhasthas connected with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness have
  7. Difference between demigods and demons

    A demon never cares for any good instruction. He is just like a determined thief: one can give him moral instruction, but it will not be effective. Similarly, those who are demoniac or atheistic by nature can hardly assimilate any good instruction, however authorized it may be. That is the difference between demigods and demons. Those who can accept good instruction