1. Wasting energy with modern amenities

    We may apply our intelligence to manufacture an automobile, radio or television for sense gratification, but we have to understand that this is not knowledge. Rather, this is plundered intelligence. Intelligence was given to man to understand the problems of life, but it is being misused. People are thinking that they have acquired knowledge because […]
  2. Disadvantages of modern civilization

    This morning our scientist, Svarupa Damodara, was speaking about an article: the scientists are very much busy that the source of supply is being decreased. Just like petroleum. Petroleum, gas, that is diminishing. Now, whole modern materialistic civilization is depending on the motorcars and aeroplanes, transportation. So if the petroleum supply is stopped, then what […]
  3. Forget and forgive

    We should learn to forget and forgive minor incidents because whenever there are two men in a place, there is always some misunderstanding. Such misunderstanding happens even between husband and wife — what to speak of others. But we have to adjust things on the basis of Krishna Consciousness. We should always remember that K.C. […]
  4. More than a brahmacari

    I am very glad to note when you write to say that both you and Himavati miss your sleep and go to bed late. By Krishna’s grace, Himavati is not only beautiful externally, but she is beautiful within also. Otherwise how she can say that you may have the license for sense gratification but what […]
  5. Reflections of real love

    Loving affairs in the material world are only shadows or reflections of the real love with Krishna. If you love Krishna in any capacity, you shall never be frustrated because everything in Krishna is perfect, eternal, blissful, and full of knowledge. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Kancanbala — Los Angeles 14 January, 1968
  6. Real contraceptive

    Punah punas carvita-carvananam. Chewing the chewed. Just like you chew one sugarcane and throw it on the street. But if somebody comes again to chew it, then he’s a fool. He must know, “The juice has been taken away from that sugarcane. What shall I get by chewing?” But there are animals like that. They […]
  7. More stories

    There is another story — it may be fact — that a boy was raised by his aunt very liberally. Then, gradually, the boy became, in bad association, a thief. And the aunt was encouraging, “Oh, it is a very good business. You are bringing so many things without any labor.” So… Or out of […]