1. Modern scientists: “probably”

    Tamala Krsna: This is the book of the rascal scientists. They describe the solar system according to their nonsense. The solar system… Gives all the calculations. They calculated how much it weighs on each planet. [laughs] They haven’t even been there. They say that each planet has moons. Says here — this is how scientific […]
  2. No need to live long

    [Sukadeva Gosvami to King Pariksit]: What is the value of a prolonged life which is wasted, inexperienced by years in this world? Better a moment of full consciousness, because that gives one a start in searching after his supreme interest. Srila Sukadeva Gosvami instructed Maharaja Pariksit about the importance of the chanting of the holy […]
  3. Vanaprastha life

    It is not that a grhastha should live at home until he dies. Vanaprastha is preliminary to sannyasa. In the Krsna consciousness movement there are many young couples engaged in the Lord’s service. Eventually they are supposed to take vanaprastha, and after the vanaprastha stage the husband may take sannyasa in order to preach. The […]
  4. Converting Chrisitians

    When you want to convert Christians into Krsna consciousness, you should understand first of all the philosophy of Krsna consciousness. Without understanding the philosophy of Krsna consciousness, if we try to convert Christians into Krsna consciousness, it will be utter failure. We do not condemn any religion because the Bhagavatam says that the religious process […]
  5. Devotees are not like demons

    The Krsna consciousness movement is meant for devas, or devotees. Demons cannot take part in Krsna conscious activities, nor can devotees in Krsna consciousness take part in demoniac activities or work like cats and dogs simply for sense gratification. Such activity does not appeal to those in Krsna consciousness. Devotees accept only the bare necessities […]
  6. Love the dog-God

    There is an English word: “If you love me, love my dog.” So the spiritual master is dog-God. He’s dog of God, therefore he’s dog-God. He’s to be worshiped. He’s the pet dog of God. Therefore if you love the dog, you love God. Spiritual master will not claim that “I am God,” but it […]
  7. A devotee’s only concern

    The pure devotee is never interested in material topics. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has strictly prohibited His devotees to talk about worldly matters. Gramya-varta na kahibe: [Cc. Antya 6.236] one should not indulge in talking unnecessarily about news of the material world. One should not waste time in this way. This is a very important feature […]
  8. First one must control the tongue

    Because of the greed for tongue the whole world is going on; all the work in the world is going on because of the greed for the tongue. Some places have restaurant, some have tea, somewhere bidis, somewhere cigarettes, somewhere there is meat eating and intoxication and what is there, this tongue, everything is because […]
  9. Distributing books & reading books

    The German sankirtan party had a real energy, they were a powerful team, and there they were in front of Prabhupada and and Srila Prabhupada said, “So, what is the main thing?” and many of them put up their hands, “Book distribution, Srila Prabhupada!” Prabhupada said, “No – what is the main thing?” They became […]
  10. The purpose of temples

    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 — 8 […]