1. Pleasing and peaceful ISKCON

    It is said that only in the association of devotees can one understand the importance of the character and pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or His devotees. … One should especially seek the society of brahmanas who are elevated to the position of Vaisnavas. Thus discussion of Srimad-Bhagavatam, which describes the character and […]
  2. Do not deviate and you will be blessed

    You must make sure that all of these devotees are following the regulativeprinciples very nicely. Everyone must rise early, take bath attend mangala arati, chant at least 16 good rounds, attend class, and follow the four regulative principles strictly. If these things are lax, then there is no question of spiritual life. Any one who […]
  3. This Krsna consciousness movement will go on

    “And this Krsna consciousness movement will go on.  This is the genuine thing.  Param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. Take it seriously, not as a trifle.  You are all young men.  You will live.  Take it seriously.  You American boys, you have got intelligence.  You have to take it.  I was thinking that if my body finished, everything […]
  4. Srila Prabhupada enjoys Rasa-purnima

    It was Rasa-purnima, the full moon night in the sarat season when Krishna performs His rasa lila with the gopis. Panca-dravida Maharaj said, “Srila Prabhupada, do you want to hear the chapters of the rasa lila?” Prabhupada said, “Yes, that would be nice,” and Maharaj started reading. It takes about three hours to read the […]
  5. Reckless spoiling of oil

    For example, just like there is some stock of petroleum and they got information that from petroleum they can run on cars without horse. So, manufacture millions of cars and spoil the whole oil. This is recklessness. And when it is finished, then they’ll cry. And it will be finished. This is going on. Recklessness. […]
  6. Initiation warning

    The official initiation has no meaning. Unless one who has fully surrendered to guru, there is no question of initiation. Divya jnana hrde prokasito. Divya-jnana means “transcendental knowledge.” So to play tricks with guru, to become diplomat and intriguer, these rascaldom will not help bhagavad-bhakti-yoga. You can get some other things, some material profit, but spiritual life will be spoiled. […]
  7. Feel the presence of Krsna

    Krsna says naham tisthami vaikunthe yoginam va hrdaye ca yatra gayanti mad-bhakta tatra tisthami narada “I am not actually in My abode, Krsnaloka; neither I am in the heart of the yogis who are meditating. But I am present in there where My pure devotees are singing, singing.” Yes, Krsna says that. So you can feel […]