1. Krsna consciousness in Vrndavana

    You will find in Vrndavana still — still you will find — people are all automatically Krsna conscious. Eighty-four, curasi krosa, about 160 miles’ area. So they are Krsna conscious naturally. And if you go to Vrndavana, this area, wherever you go, you will feel Krsna consciousness. So the example of purity is still there. […]
  2. First symptoms of a guru

    Therefore, the guru is always engaged in chanting. Mahaprabhoh kirtana-nrtya-gita — chanting and dancing. Unless he performs it himself, how can he teach his disciples? So his first symptom is that he will give you such instructions that immediately you will feel relief from all anxiety, and his second symptom is that he is always […]
  3. Einstein, Hitler, and Bhagavad-gita

    Now, here is a book, Bhagavad-gita. Now, apart from other books, other knowledge which He imparted to other…, now, here is a book which was imparted to Arjuna. Now, it is so, the depth of knowledge…, that people are still considering, great, great scholars. We are not reading, but Dr. Radhakrishnan, one of the greatest […]
  4. Contaminated association, contaminated food

    Caitanya Caritamrta Antya 6.278 TRANSLATION When one eats food offered by a materialistic man, one’s mind becomes contaminated, and when the mind is contaminated, one is unable to think of Krsna properly. PURPORT Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura suggests that people who are materialistically inclined and sahajiyas, or so-called Vaisnavas who take everything very casually, are […]
  5. Conquer by chanting

    Visnujana: How will it be possible, Prabhupada, for a man whose mind is clouded to constantly chant Hare Krsna? A man who’s always thinking thoughts about family, friends and country, nation? Prabhupada: Yes. Think of; at the same time, chant. Two things will go on, and this will conquer. [chuckling] As maya is forcing you […]
  6. Determined not to create a cumbersome life

    An intelligent man in human society should make his own program of activities very simple. If there are suggestions from his friends, children, parents, brothers or anyone else, he should externally agree, saying, “Yes, that is all right,” but internally he should be determined not to create a cumbersome life in which the purpose of […]
  7. Jagannatha prasada nectar

    The most important word in these verses is maha-gunam, indicating that the brahmanas were offered very palatable food of exalted quality. Such palatable dishes were generally prepared with two things, namely food grains and milk products. Still today in India, from these two things, namely food grains and milk, hundreds and thousands of varieties of […]
  8. Save yourself, save others

    Be strong so that you may not be rascal, and then you can do; others you can check. Otherwise, it will be impossible. How it is possible? A man isdrowning. If you are strong enough, you can save him. But if you also become drowned, then how you’ll save him? So the everything is there. […]