1. Sex is allowed only for begetting nice children

    Therefore the sastras enjoin that one may have sexual intercourse only if married and only for procreation. Otherwise it is illicit. >> Ref. VedaBase => BID 13: Freud Reverend Powell: Thank you. I take it from what you’ve just been saying, Your Grace, referring to illicit sex as being anything that’s not in marriage and not for procreation […]
  2. Maya civilization will be finished

    They do not know that the destination of life is to attain Krsna consciousness. No. They do not know. They think, ‘By increasing motorcars, we shall be happy.’ This is called maya. That will not help. This motorcar civilization will be finished within another hundred years. It has begun, say, for the last hundred years, and after a hundred […]
  3. Misguided by the bodily concept, like animals

    Prabhupada: Our ideal is that we have got this body, and there are some bodily necessities. That is the prime necessities. So we do not neglect these necessities of the body. But our culture is spiritual culture. Generally, people, being disturbed by the bodily necessities, do not inquire about the spiritual identity. Actually this is the distinction between […]
  4. Volcano-like philosophies cannot hurt Krsna consciousness movement

    Pradyumna: “In the midst of the ocean, such volcanic eruptions can do very little harm, and similarly, those who are against devotional service to the Lord and who put forward many philosophical theses about the ultimate transcendental realization cannot disturb this great ocean of devotional service.” Prabhupada: That sometimes, everyone knows, there is volcanic eruption in the ocean. What […]
  5. Spiritual pride leads to liberation

    A dog has also pride: “I am this dog, hrr.” [laughter] “I am fox terrier. I am this. I am that.” So dambhah is there even in the dog, even in the lower animal, even in the cat. But the divine characteristic, “Oh, I am so low,” trnad api sunicena, “I am lower than the grass. I am […]
  6. Thinking of Krsna by chanting

    Think of Krsna. That thinking of Krsna we have introduced. We have not introduced; it is introduced from Vedic literature — Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. If you chant these sixteen words, it is not very difficult. Anyone, there is no secrecy. There is no charge for it. […]
  7. Publicly Airing ISKCON Internal Issues

    Any intelligent newcomer to ISKCON will surely want to check what he is getting into. On the internet can be found innumerable articles treating internal matters within ISKCON, mostly presented in a manner that would turn off any newcomer, or at least awaken in him a strong sense of doubt. Almost all these articles are […]
  8. Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in USA: preaching is independent

    Preaching is independent. If you have got desire, you can preach in any circumstances and Krsna will help you. I have practically experienced. I went to your country without any help, without any money. Alone. And gradually things developed. …all foreigners. I did not approach any Indian. I did not approach anyone, but Krsna sent friends, gradually developed. (Conversation — […]
  9. More kirtana, more nectar

    This chanting and dancing do not belong to this material world. They are actually transcendental activities, for the more one engages in chanting and dancing, the more he can taste the nectar of transcendental love of Godhead. From Srila Prabhupada’s purport to Adi 7.22
  10. Those who chant are most fortunate

    Those who have taken to this Krsna consciousness, chanting this Hare Krsna mantra, are the most fortunate persons in the world. Yaj-jihvagre nama tubhyam, the sastra says. Aho bata sva-paco ‘to gariyan [SB 3.33.7]: “Even one is born in the family of dog-eaters, but somehow or other, if he takes to this Krsna consciousness movement […]