1. Service means following orders

    Service means you must take order from the master. That is service. Otherwise it is mental concoction. Actually, the servant requests, “How can I serve you?” So when the master orders, “You serve me like this,” then you do that, that is service. And if you manufacture your service, that is not service. That is […]
  2. Gramya-katha

    Those who are transcendentalist, they are not interested in these worldly talks. That is very disgusting to them. They avoid such company who talks nonsense about these worldly affairs. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu advised His disciples, gramya-katha na kahibe [Cc Antya 6.236]. Gramya-katha. Gramya means pertaining to the village, society, neighborhood. People are interested in talking […]
  3. Changing the nature of Kali-yuga

    Devotee (2): Srila Prabhupada, is it possible for the Krsna consciousness movement to change the nature of the Kali-yuga? Prabhupada: Certainly. Certainly. Just like if there is epidemic disease and you get vaccinated, then there is no disease for you. Similarly, the Kali-yuga may be with so many defects, but if you remain Krsna conscious, […]
  4. Seventy-five live at the cost of twenty-five

    Seventy-five men will live at the cost of the twenty-five men, grhastha. Our Vedic civilization is that in the society there are four divisions: the brahmacari, the grhastha, the vanaprastha, and the sannyasi. Suppose there are hundred men in a village or in a place. The society is divided into four asramas: brahmacari, grhastha, vanaprastha… […]
  5. Don’t try to play tricks with Krsna

    Krsna is the supreme creator of everything. He is andantara-stha-paramanu-cayantara-stham [Bs 5.35]. He is conscious, abhijnah, of everything. isvarah sarva-bhutanamhrd-dese ‘rjuna tisthati[Bg. 18.61] He knows everything, even within your heart, what you’re thinking, what you are planning. It cannot be concealed to Krsna. This is our foolishness, that we are doing something, concealing. You can […]
  6. A pinch of attachment

    Because Krsna is so kind, if you have got even a little pinch of attachment for this material world, you are not allowed to enter into the kingdom of God. You must be completely free. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.1-2 September 7, 1975, Vrndavana
  7. A one month test

    I assure you that if you follow the regulative principles of chanting 16 rounds, observing strictly the prohibitive injunctions, keep association with pure devotees, plus taking care of the Deities in the Temple, surely all your problems will be solved without any difficulty. Please try it for at least one month and see the result. […]
  8. Srila Prabhupada’s credit

    It is a fact that by serving the spiritual master one becomes free from material life and makes spiritual advancement. I have not done anything personally, very wonderful. I am simply serving my spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja and all the acaryas in the disciplic succession. If I have done anything of credit […]