1. All butchers

    The whole world is a butchershop. Whoever isn’t giving Krishna consciousness to another is butchering him. The mother is butchering, the father is butchering, the friend is butchering. (Srila Prabhupada, quoted in BTG #27, 1969)
  2. Srila Prabhupada’s anger

    Nava-yogendra reflected on what Prabhupada had told him. “His anger was only for our rectification,” he saw. “In the material world people get angry, but Prabhupada’s anger was not like theirs. He was a pure devotee, and he knew the value of this human life, that this human form is meant for self-realization and we […]
  3. Why devotees worship Hanuman

    Prahlada Maharaja cited the example of Hanuman, the eternal servitor of Lord Ramacandra, who also set an example by never asking any material favor from the Lord. He always remained engaged in the Lord’s service. That is the ideal character of Hanuman, for which he is still worshiped by all devotees. Prahlada Maharaja also offered […]
  4. A devotee’s vision

    We are servants of Krsna, that means because we understand that Krsna is our protector under all circumstances, we have no more any anxiety, so we become very liberal and tolerant of all kinds of seeing others’ sinful activities, and we see them innocent victims of maya, and we try to help them understand what […]
  5. Description of a chaste woman

    A chaste woman must dress nicely and decorate herself with golden ornaments for the pleasure of her husband. Always wearing clean and attractive garments, she should sweep and clean the household with water and other liquids so that the entire house is always pure and clean. She should collect the household paraphernalia and keep the […]
  6. Liberated even when under training

    Actually, we are in the material state, but we are being trained up, the Deity worship. This is, following the rules and regulations under the instruction of spiritual master, or Vedic injunction, this is training period. But even in the training period, if one is sincere and serious, he’s liberated. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on […]
  7. Srila Prabhupada said, on Ramanavami 1974:

    There is no different between Rama and Krsna. Krsna is also param brahma, and Rama is also param brahma. We Vaisnava, we have equal faith and obeisances to all visnu-murtis, ramadi-murtisu, Rama, Nrsimha, Varaha, Narayana, Mahavisnu… There are advaitam acyutam anadim ananta-rupam [Bs 5.33]. But we Gaudiya Vaisnava or Madhva-Gaudiya Vaisnava, we are worshiper of […]
  8. Associating with Ramacandra

    Ramacandra’s life, God’s activities, pastimes, if we hear, that means we are associating with Ramacandra. There is no difference between His form, His name, His pastimes, and Himself. He’s absolute. Therefore either you chant the holy name of Rama or you see the statue of Rama or you talk of His pastimes, transcendental pastimes, everything, […]
  9. Rama-navami fasting

    Dr. Patel … raised the topic of fasting for Rama-navami, suggesting that one should fast throughout the night, until the following morning. A devotee volunteered that we fasted until sunset. Prabhupada agreed but added, “If one can continue until the next morning, that’s all right.” Later, I asked Prabhupada when we should actually break the […]