1. Even fallen devotees are transcendental

    The devotees of the Lord are always transcendental, even if they are sometimes found to have fallen in their behavior. The Lord emphatically declares in the Bhagavad-gita (9.30) that even if an unalloyed devotee is found to be fallen due to a previous material contamination, he is nevertheless to be accepted as fully transcendental because of his being engaged cent […]
  2. Hearing properly and then chanting

    There are many students who, in spite of reading the Bhagavad-gita, misunderstand Krsna because of imperfect knowledge and conclude Him to be an ordinary historical personality. This one must not do. One should be particularly careful to understand the truth about Krsna. If because of laziness one does not come to know Krsna conclusively, one will be misguided about the […]
  3. The taste is the same

    Don’t think that the sex happiness is less in dog’s life than the sex happiness in the life of human being. No. The pleasure of sex life, either in the hog’s body or in the dog’s body or in the man’s body, it is the same. We have several times informed that if you put something eatable in […]
  4. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada on karmis

    Those karmis who think themselves selfless are still covered by material desire, but they hide the desires for sense pleasure that live in the core of their hearts by practicing piety — patriotism, giving food and cloth to the poor, constructing hospitals, digging ponds, giving water, and honoring guests. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada, quoted in Vaktrtavali: Garland of Divine Discourses. […]
  5. The fulfillment of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta’s mission

    According to the revealed scriptures, if a spiritual master can convert even one soul into a perfectly pure devotee, his mission in life is fulfilled. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura always used to say, “Even at the expense of all the properties, temples and mathas that I have, if I could convert even one person into a pure devotee, my […]
  6. How Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati follows Rupa Gosvami

    These Gosvamis, although they occupied very exalted positions, they were living in Vrndavana as a very, very poor mendicant. They will not live underneath a tree more than one night, because one may develop some attachment after living two or three nights. There is a process for the sannyasis. A sannyasi cannot live in a place more than three […]
  7. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a real brahmacari

    Devotee: Prabhupada? We know that His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati always sat very erect and it is stated here in the Bhagavad-gita that one should sit erect. Will this aid us in our concentrating on chanting our japa, if we try to concentrate, if we sit erect while chanting? Prabhupada: No, no, it doesn’t require any sitting posture. […]
  8. Nityananda Prabhu’s business

    Jagai-Madhai were born in nice brahmana family, but due to bad association, they became drunkard, prostitute hunters, gambler and meat-eater. So they were simply creating disturbance on the street, and there was a crowd. Lord Nityananda saw the crowd and inquired from persons, “What is this crowd?” Lord Nityananda and Haridasa Thakura were out for preaching. So people informed that […]
  9. Patience in preaching, like Nityananda Prabhu

    We have to take little patience. That is preaching work. Don’t be impatient. Let us do our duty on behalf of Krsna. Even the result is not very appreciable, still we have to do it. This is preaching. Just like Nityananda Prabhu. He was hurt by Jagai-Madhai. Still, He determined, “No, these two boys must be delivered.” This is […]