1. Again election

    Again election, as if election will change their quality. They remain… Let them remain as rascal, and simply by election, in place of one rascal, another rascal will improve it. This is the… Let them remain rascal, but get vote. So that is… That is described in Bhagavatam, sva-vid-varahostra-kharaih samstutah purusah pasuh [SB 2.3.19]. The […]
  2. Nityananda and Radha

    Lord Nityananda alone possesses the distinctive function of the guru. Nityananda is the servant of God, serving Gaurasundara by the distinctive method of reverential servitude. He is identical with Sri Balarama of Krsna-lila. Sri Balarama is not a chum of Krsna, but His respected elder brother. Individual souls are under the direction of Nityananda. They […]
  3. Monarchs were not elected cowards

    The kings and the commanders were to stand in the front of the fighting soldiers. That was the system of actual fighting. The kings and commanders were not so-called presidents or ministers of defense as they are today. They would not stay home while the poor soldiers or mercenaries were fighting face to face. This […]
  4. How to stop crime

    Lt. Mozee (Chicago police officer): I understood the spiritual leader had some ideas on how to prevent crime, how to do these things. I might inquire after he gives his ideas. Prabhupada: It is not idea; it is fact that one man is very pious and one man is very vicious. What is the difference? […]
  5. What is the sign of devotee?

    Now here, these boys, these girls, they are worshiping Krsna, and they are becoming devotee. What is the sign of devotee? The sign of devotee is that the devotees are no more interested with material enjoyment. That is devotee. Bhaktih paresanubhavo viraktir anyatra syat [SB 11.2.42]. So these young boys and girls, they do not […]
  6. Glories of India

    Still in the mass of people of India, the Krsna consciousness is still existing; it is not yet lost. And they believe in the next birth, next life, past life. They believe in God, in Krsna. They’re satisfied with that position. But the modern leaders, they do not like it. They want to make them […]
  7. Lord Caitanya glorifies Advaita Acarya

    My mind has become purified because I have associated with Advaita Acarya, who is directly the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is unparalleled in His understanding of all the revealed scriptures and the devotional service of Lord Krsna. Therefore He is called Advaita Acarya. He is such a great personality that by His mercy He […]
  8. Decorations of a dead body

    bhagavad-bhakti-hinasyajatih sastram japas tapahapranasyaiva dehasyamandanam loka-ranjanam For a person devoid of devotional service, birth in a great family or nation, knowledge of the revealed scriptures, performance of austerities and penance, and chanting of Vedic mantras are all like ornaments on a dead body. Such ornaments simply serve the concocted pleasures of the general populace. Hari-bhakti-sudhodaya […]