1. Don’t become hippies again

    With folded hands I request you, don’t you become hippies again by growing hair. Keep your head cleansed at least once in a month. That is my request. Neither I can chastise you. I am also old man; you are young men. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.6.3 — Vrndavana, November 25, 1976
  2. Ugly and useless

    When we keep our association with Krishna every activity is proper and liberating but if we should dissociate ourselves from the Lord’s Mercy then like a hand which is severed from the body we become ugly and useless. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Hrsikesa — Los Angeles 26 November, 1968
  3. Successful life

    What is this successful life? I have got so many students. They are well-qualified. When they work, they have to work so hard, they go at six o’clock to the working and comes again at six o’clock, all day, tired. They lost all vitality, all sense. Is that successful life, simply for one morsel of […]
  4. How to nullify offenses in chanting

    One may very easily practice chanting and hearing the holy name of the Lord and thus become ecstatic in spiritual life. The Padma Purana states, namaparadha-yuktanamnamany eva haranty aghamavisranti-prayuktanitany evartha-karani ca Even if one chants the Hare Krsna mantra offensively, one can nullify these offenses by continuously chanting without deviation. One who becomes accustomed to […]
  5. Maya civilization

    If surrender unto Krsna is such an easy thing, then why don’t people do it? Instead there are many who are challenging the very existence of God, claiming that nature and science are everything and that God is nothing. So-called advancement of civilization in knowledge means that the populace is becoming more mad. Instead of […]