1. Be ideal, not like a hog

    You yourself must be ideal in following the rules and regulations, rising early, and restricting eating and sleeping. The less a person is concerned with material enjoyment such as eating, sex and sleeping, the more he is spiritually advanced. If the “devotee” himself lives like a hog or dog how can he preach? Srila Prabhupada; […]
  2. Murder conspiracy

    According to Manu, the great author of civic codes and religious principles, even the killer of an animal is to be considered a murderer because animal food is never meant for the civilized man, whose prime duty is to prepare himself for going back to Godhead. He says that in the act of killing an […]
  3. Anthropologist

    At another program a bearded American anthropologist rode up on a motorcycle to attend Prabhupada’s lecture and kirtana. Afterward, the anthropologist told Srila Prabhupada that he had come to India to study the primitive tribes. Prabhupada told him it was simply a waste of time. “Why do you want to study the primitive people?” he […]
  4. Don’t waste time

    Time and tide wait for no man. So the time indicated by the sunrise and the sunset will be uselessly wasted if such time is not properly utilized for realizing identification of spiritual values. Even a fraction of the duration of life wasted cannot be compensated by any amount of gold. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.3.17 Purport) That […]
  5. Disagreement between devotees

    Because we are all individuals sometimes there is disagreement between devotees. When non-devotees quarrel they cannot stop and end up killing each other. But the devotees’ disagreement does not last long because they patch it up for Krsna’s sake, because they are all working for the same end — Krsna’s service. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter […]
  6. Laws of a demonic society

    People have become so degraded in this age that on the one hand they restrict polygamy and on the other hand they hunt for women in so many ways. Many business concerns publicly advertise that topless girls are available in this club or in that shop. Thus women have become instruments of sense enjoyment in […]