1. Evolution bluff

    Wherefrom the monkey is coming, why there are so many varieties of life, how it is…? What do they know? Nothing. All bluff, vague explanation, and that is going on in the name of science. Srila Prabhupada, Room Conversation – September 7, 1976, Vrndavana
  2. Offenders to Vaisnavas are offenders to Visnu

    Whenever we find someone extraordinary preaching the bhakti cult, we should know that he is especially empowered by Lord Visnu, or Lord Krsna. As confirmed in Caitanya-caritamrta (Antya 7.11), krsna-sakti vina nahe tara pravartana: one cannot explain the glories of the holy name of the Lord without being specifically empowered by Him. If one criticizes […]
  3. Be careful in associating with devotees

    The devotee should avoid a person whose character is not fixed in the standard understanding; even though he may be a Vaisnava, or a devotee of Krsna, if his character is not correctly representative, then he should be avoided. One should steadily control the senses and the mind and strictly follow the rules and regulations, […]
  4. Don’t waste your time with fools

    You can take it for granted that nondevotee class who is not in Krishna Conciousness as we are teaching are all great fools never mind how ever they may advertise themselves as meditators, yogis, philosophers, religionists, and so on. We are presenting a scientific program of God Conciousness on the basis of the highest authority, […]
  5. Throughway to Happiness

    We have often heard of Krsna’s rasa-lila with the cowherd girls in Vrndavana. That is not like ordinary exchanges that take place between these material bodies. Rather it is an exchange of feelings through spiritual bodies. One has to be somewhat intelligent to understand this, for a foolish man, who cannot understand what real happiness […]
  6. The purpose of a temple

    Temple means people should come, people should learn the science of God. That is temple. Not that to make a business of temple. Temple means spiritual educational shelter. People should come and learn what is spiritual life, what is God, what is my relationship with God. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 9.2 — Calcutta, […]
  7. Hearing Rama-katha

    O King Pariksit,anyone who aurally receives the narrations concerning the characteristics of Lord Ramacandra’s pastimes will ultimately be freed from the disease of envy and thus be liberated from the bondage of fruitive activities. Srila Prabhupada’s translation of SB 9.11.23, text
  8. Real Ramayana

    Srimad-Bhagavatam is the ripe, mature fruit of the Vedic knowledge, and Tulsidas’s Ramayana (Ramacharitmanasa) is but a partial representative of Srimad-Bhagavatam. The real Ramayana is Valmiki’s Ramayana. Tulsidas was a devotee of Lord Rama and he has given his thoughts in his book Ramayana. But the real original thoughts and ideas are in Srimad-Bhagavatam. Srila […]
  9. A disciple’s duty

    It is the duty of the disciple that even the spiritual master, or senior acarya, they agree to be defeated, it is the duty of the disciple to see that his spiritual master and superior is not defeated. Srila Prabhupada, Conversation — March 11, 1972, Vrndavana
  10. Seek the mercy

    This is called vyavasayatmika buddhih. I may be quite incomplete. It doesn’t matter. But if I try to follow the words of my Guru Maharaja, then I become complete. This is the secret. Yasya deve para bhaktir yatha deve tatha gurau. If one has strong faith in the Supreme Personality of Godhead and as much […]