1. Srila Prabhupada’s mercy on technologists

    Prabhupada: Modern material science has advanced. But what is the result of advancing? There is no food, there is no cloth, there is no shelter. Dr. Ghosh: But they have provided you with motorcars and aeroplanes to go across the sea, reach America, France, within a few hours. Something to spread this Krsna consciousness. Prabhupada: That is our mercy, that we take
  2. No draft board in Krsnaloka

    During the 1960's in America, at the time of the Vietnam War, a new devotee asked Srila Prabhupada, "What is it like in Krsnaloka?" Srila Prabhupada replied, "You won't be bothered by the draft board." That was a suitable (and humorous) reply for a person plagued with that particular fear, but there is of course much more to Krsnaloka than "no draft board." Sometimes
  3. University education

    The education is that a university student, if he is informed, "If you live irresponsibly, then you may become dog next life," so they say, "What is the wrong if I become a dog?" [laughter] This is the result of education. He doesn't care. He is thinking, "If I get the life of a dog, I will have no restriction of my sex life on the street." That's it. He is thinking
  4. Chanting “mango” and chanting “Krsna”

    Since the Lord is absolute, there is no difference between His name and His actual form. In the material world there is a difference between form and name. The mango fruit is different from the name of the mango. One cannot taste the mango fruit simply by chanting "mango, mango, mango." But the devotee who knows that there is no difference between the name and the
  5. New Year’s Day every day

    On 12 January, 1969, Srila Prabhupada wrote: My Dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 31, 1968, and I thank you for your good wishes for the new year. Please accept the same from my side. So far as we are concerned, our new year is every day because Krishna belongs to the nitya lila. Nitya lila means