1. Prayers to Lord Varaha

    SB 5.18.34-39, Srila Prabhupada’s translations  Sukadeva Gosvami said: Dear King, the Supreme Lord in His boar incarnation, who accepts all sacrificial offerings, lives in the northern part of Jambudvipa. There, in the tract of land known as Uttarakuru-varsa, mother earth and all the other inhabitants worship Him with unfailing devotional service by repeatedly chanting the following Upanisad mantra. O […]
  2. Plain living, high thinking vs nonsense civilization

    Locally produce your own food. You get your own cloth. Have sufficient milk, vegetables. Then what you want more? And chant Hare Krsna. This is Vedic civilization: plain living, high thinking. And poor thinking, poor in thought, poor in behavior, and living with motorcar and this, that, nonsense. It is all nonsense civilization. Srila Prabhupada; Conversation — October 5, […]
  3. Why the four rules should be followed

    Just try to follow the four principles as we have prescribed: no intoxication, no gambling, no illicit sex, and no meat-eating. That’s all. This is goodness. This is goodness. These prohibitions are there. Why? Just to keep you in goodness. In every religion… Now, in the Ten Commandments also, I see that “Thou shall not kill.” The same thing […]
  4. Always be enthusiastic — here’s how

    I am especially glad to note that everyone is feeling so much enthusiasm to work very hard in this preaching mission. That enthusiasm must be maintained under all circumstance. That is our price for entering into Krsna’s kingdom. And maya is always trying to take away our enthusiasm to serve Krsna, because without enthusiasm everything else is finished. Therefore […]
  5. Srila Prabhupada didn’t change the truth for materialists

    (From HG Hari Sauri Prabhu’s “Transcendental Diary” Volume 5) “So Srimad Bhagavatam, everything threadbare discussed, very practical, and Absolute Truth. There are social, political, religious [matters]. Everything is discussed very scientifically. So here the example is given of the woman, pumscali. There are three kinds of woman: kamini, svairini, and pumscali, according to sastra. So they become [spoiled]. Just […]
  6. Parents of devotees get salvation

    Prabhupada: Yes. So all the mothers of my disciples, they will get salvation, because she has got nice son like… Jayatirtha: All the mothers will get salvation. Prabhupada: Oh, yes. Mrs. Wax: Oh, good. [laughter] Devotee (3): What about the fathers? Prabhupada: Father also. Both the father and mother. Because they are father and mother of a […]
  7. An observation for Sarasvati-puja

    One should always keep in mind that it is unnecessary to worship anyone but Lord Krsna. Especially in this Age of Kali it is impossible to perform opulent sacrifices and worship. Of late, it has become a popular practise to publicly worship demigods with great pomp. Such worship is conducted whimsically, without following the scriptural rules. It is an […]
  8. Dog katha

    Siddha-svarupa: It’s often seen that an owner of a dog looks just like that particular dog. They look very much alike, and they have similar personalities. Prabhupada: Yes. That’s a fact, because the subtle body is doggish, and he is going to be a dog next life. Tad-bhava-bhavitah [Bg. 8.6]. Because he is always thinking of his dog, always, […]
  9. No artificial improvement — just utilize the ear

    This Krsna consciousness movement is to cleanse the heart of the human being and get out all the…, projjhita, kick out all dirty things and concentrate on devotional service of Krsna. And the beginning is srnvatam, srnvatam, this process. It doesn’t require that you should be very rich man or you should be very educated or so on, so […]
  10. Krsna feels obliged to chanters

    The maha-mantra (Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare) is also simply an address to the Lord and His energy. So to anyone who is constantly engaged in addressing the Lord and His energy, we can imagine how much the Supreme Lord is obliged. It is impossible for the Lord […]