1. A devotee in all circumstances

    So far as your working engagement is concerned, certainly you are not a karmi. Any person whose constant occupation is Krishna Consciousness, he is not a karmi; he is a devotee in all circumstances. So you should accept the best source of monetary income and use it for Krishna. And that is better than sannyasa. […]
  2. Genuine love is the key to preaching

    Your specific duty is to chant and hear the transcendental Name of the Lord, read some passages from my English version of the Srimad-Bhagavatam and Srimad Bhagavad-gita (Gitopanisad) and explain them as far as possible you have heard from me. Any devotee who has developed genuine Love for Krishna can also explain the truth about […]
  3. Noble life

    Dedicate your life for Krsna. That is the perfection. Even there are some faults, even dedicated life is noble life. Maybe, due to our past habits, we may commit some faulty action, but that dedicated life is sublime. From Srila Prabhupada’s Morning Walk Conversation — March 4, 1974, Mayapura
  4. Sweet home illusion

    “Home, sweet home.” Yes, very sweet. The whole day and night, work. And this is moha. He is working hard day and night. There is not a single moment leisure, and still, he’s: “Sweet home.” This is illusion. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.26 — Mayapura, October 6, 1974
  5. Taking risks

    Of course, we must take risk for Krishna, but not to the extent it may hamper our Krishna Consciousness temperament. We can take a risk as long as it can be managed easily. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Tamala Krsna — Tittenhurst 1 October, 1969
  6. The best service

    As long as one continues to think that he can enjoy material advantages, he is in conditioned life, but as soon as he comes to his senses, he develops the knowledge that he is not the enjoyer, for the only enjoyer is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (5.29), He is the […]
  7. The Whole Thing in One Word

    When the impersonalist says, or there are many philosophers, that “God has no name,” actually that is a fact. God has no name. But He has name according to His activities. Just like when He acts as the chariot driver of Arjuna, His name is Partha-sarathi. When He plays as the child of Mother Yasoda, […]