1. Maya and Krsna, side by side

    These two things are always side by side — Maya and Krsna — Krsna is service and Maya is sense gratification, so every moment we are prone to be subjugated by either of them. Our duty is therefore to be very, very careful. The poison is personal ambition. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Satyabhama — […]
  2. Women and sacred thread

    So at least for one year chanting regularly, observing the rules and regulation, one comes to the platform of spiritual platform. And then, another initiation, this is called diksa. That is also diksa, that is first process. This diksa, second process, is not very essential. The essential is to chant. In this age, there is […]
  3. Loneliness

    Feelings of loneliness are simply temporary manifestations due to past conditioning, and we should try to concentrate our attention to our eternal friendship with Krishna. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Kulasekhara — Tittenhurst 2 November, 1969
  4. Bees and flies

    The difference between a devotee and a nondevotee is this, just like the bee and the fly: the bee always is attracted by the honey and flies go to the open sores. So the devotee is only attracted by the good qualities in other people and does not see their faults. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter […]
  5. Vani and vapu

    There are two ways of association — by vani and by vapu. Vani means words and vapu means physical presence. Physical presence is sometimes appreciable and sometimes not, but vani, continues to exist eternally. Srila Prabhupada, 10 November 1974, Cc Concluding Words
  6. For Siva-ratri

    Lord Siva is not connected with anyone, nor is anyone his enemy. Since he is one of the three controllers of the universal affairs, he is equal to everyone. His greatness is incomparable because he is a great devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is said that among all the devotees of the […]