1. Rupa Gosvami’s greatest contribution

    We should always remember the instruction of Srila Rupa Gosvami. Therefore we pray, sri-caitanya-mano-‘bhistam sthapitam yena bhu-tale. Our mission is to establish the desire of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. That is our business. Sri-caitanya-mano-‘bhistam sthapitam yena bhu-tale. Srila Rupa Gosvami did it. He has given us so many books, especially Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, which we have translated into […]
  2. The test of bhakti

    Unless one becomes detestful of this material world, it is to be understood that he has not yet entered in the spiritual understanding. This is the test of bhakti. If one has entered the domain of devotional service, this material world will be not at all tasteful for him. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam […]
  3. Imitators of Srila Rupa Gosvami

    Vaisnava position is not very easy thing; above all qualities. Therefore Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura introduced not to become an imitation of Rupa Gosvami. Rupa Gosvami, Sanatana, the Gosvamis of Vrndavana, they are paramahamsas. And in Vrndavana you’ll find so-called babajis, they have imitated the dress of Rupa Gosvami — half loincloth — but a […]
  4. Servant of the wife

    A man has served the family with heart and soul throughout the whole life, and when he is old man, if he asks permission from his wife, “My dear wife, now I have served so much. Let me take sannyasa now,” the wife will never give permission. She will say, “What you have done? I […]
  5. Churning milk, grinding the wheat

    In India the practice was hand grind [wheat] daily. The women will do that. That’s exercise for them, and they keep their body fit and beautiful. In the morning they chant Hare Krsna and grind. Whatever they require for the day, they grind fresh. And actually, by this exercise, they keep their body beautiful. Yasodamayi […]
  6. Just have patience

    A girl is married to a husband. She’s hankering after a child. So if she thinks that “Now I am married, I must have immediately a child.” Is it possible? Just have patience. You just become faithful wife, serve your husband, and let your love grown up and because you are husband and wife, it […]
  7. Simple living and chanting

    No luxuries. Live very simple life and you save time for chanting Hare Krsna. That is my desire. Don’t waste time for bodily comforts. You have got this body. You have to eat something. You have to cover yourself. So produce your own food and produce your own cloth. Don’t waste time for luxury, and […]
  8. Suicide is criminal

    Suicide is not justified. It is violation of nature’s law. Nature gives you a certain type of body to live in it for certain days, and suicide means you go against the laws of nature, you untimely stop the duration of life. Therefore he becomes a criminal. Suicide is criminal even in ordinary state laws. […]
  9. Giving up all unwanted bad habits

    When we are children, innocent, we have no bad habits, but as we grow and associate with bad company, we also acquire all these bad habits. So to give up all these bad habits means we have to associate with sadhus or devotees, saintly persons. Then we can give it up. This is called anartha-nivrtti, […]
  10. Save yourself: don’t be alone:

    Maya is so strong that as soon as I am sitting in a solitary place, then I’ll think of money and women. Therefore we should live always in assembly and chant Hare Krsna and save ourself from the danger of material falldown. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 16.11-12 — 7 February, 1975