1. Levels of realization in chanting

    Relishing the transcendental sweetness of Krishna Kirtana is only possible when one is actually advanced, towards perfection. Srila Rupa Goswami used to say, wishing if he had possessed millions of ears, and billions of tongues then he could chant the Hare Krishna mantra a little bit relishably. In the conditioned stage, we chant Hare Krishna […]
  2. Pious children

    The children, they are dancing, they are chanting, they are playing the cymbal. All these activities are taking into account. Krta-punya-punjah. We collect all these effects of pious activities. This devotional service is so nice that whatever you do, little bit, that is pious. Punya-sravana-kirtanah [SB 1.2.17]. Even if you do not do anything, simply […]
  3. The failure of science

    Harikesa: The whole scientific craze seems to be settling down anyway. It seems to be dying down. Prabhupada: It must die. The scientists, they admit now, “What we shall do? We have bluffed in so many ways. Now what is the next bluffing?” Their bluff, last bluffing, was going to the Moon planet, and everything […]
  4. Vaikuntha understanding of the gopis

    Just like Radharani and the gopis. They are on the same status, but the gopis know that “Radharani is the better worshiper than us.” Therefore their only business is how to take Radharani and join with Krsna. This is Vaikuntha understanding. They are not envious that “Krsna loves Radharani so much.” From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture […]
  5. Four ways you can be doomed

    Canakya Pandita says, dusta-bharya: “If the wife is dusta,” dusta-bharya satham mitram, “and friend is satham, hypocrite, talking very friendly, but he has got something, design…” That is called satham mitram. Satham means hypocrite. So “If somebody’s wife is dusta and friend is hypocrite,” dusta-bharya satham mitram bhrtyas ca uttara-dayakah, “and bhrtya, servant, does not […]
  6. Confidence

    The devotee thinks, avasya raksibe Krsna: “Krsna will surely protect me and give me help for the successful execution of devotional service.” This is called confidence.From Srila Prabhupada’s purport to The Nectar of Instruction, verse 3