1. Remain a student, be a guru

    It is not that you have become a student and you’ll remain student. No. One day you shall become also guru and make more students, more students, more. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mission, not that perpetually… Yes, one should remain perpetually a student, but he has to act as guru. That is the mission of […]
  2. ISKCON anniversary

    Not that “Now I am free from family life, I have no responsibility. Now I shall take prasadam and sleep.” No. That is not. [laughs] You must be hundred times more active than in your family life. That is devotional service. Of course, it is not pride, but take from example of my life. I was retired in Vrndavana, […]
  3. Happiness in old age

    Apparently a devotee may grow old, but he is not subjected to symptoms of defeat experienced by a common man in old age. Consequently, old age does not make a devotee fearful of death, as a common man is fearful of death… A devotee knows that after death he is going back home, back to Godhead; therefore he […]
  4. Overcoming prostitution by taking prasada

    Manihara: What is the actual benefit that a karmi will get when he takes prasadam? Prabhupada: Prasadam means the mercy of Krsna. By eating, you are getting mercy. Krsna bado doyamoy koribare jihva jay swa-prasad-anna dilo bhai. Swa-prasad-anna dilo bhai. Sei prasada anna pao radha-krsna-guna gao preme dako caitanya-nitai. Krsna bado doyamoy. Because we want eating, so He […]
  5. Toleration of wrong actions is criminal

    There was a poetry by Rabindranath Tagore. The purport of the poetry is that one who is mischievous, he is culprit. But one who tolerates mischievous activity, he is also culprit. If you are mischievous, you are criminal. But if you tolerate mischievous activities that is also criminal.