1. Seventy-five percent life of celibacy

    Therefore the Vedic system of civilization is seventy-five percent life of celibacy. In the brahmacari system there is no connection with woman. Student life. Student life, if one remains brahmacari, he becomes determined. His brain becomes very receptive. Therefore, in the brahmacari system, complete celibacy, no connection with woman. So up to twenty-five years, if […]
  2. A discussion about marriage

    Prabhupada: I married; my wife was eleven years old. Radha-vallabha: You were responsible, though. Prabhupada: Everyone is in India responsible. That is Indian culture still. Radha-vallabha: When they agree at this young age, they should wait till they get older, right? Prabhupada: Yes. Generally a girl attains puberty at fourteen years, thirteen years. In India, […]
  3. How devotees can always be secure

    “In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.” If the members of the Krsna consciousness movement strictly follow this recommendation of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, their position will always […]
  4. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah

    In 1977, twenty-four hours a day, workers were carving marble to finish the Bombay temple. One old Muslim worker carved by himself and never stopped chanting, “Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah,” even during lunch. Surabhi Maharaja told Prabhupada how the name of Allah was this worker’s meditation all the time. Prabhupada said, “I want to go […]
  5. Srila Prabhupada’s sannyasa

    Devotee: …withdraw that independence, can we request Krsna to force us to surrender to Him, due to our conditioning? Prabhupada: Yes, you can request Him. And He sometimes forces. He puts you in such circumstances that you have no other way than to surrender to Krsna. Yes. That is special favor. That is special favor. […]