1. Idle brain, devil’s workshop

    In India the practice was hand grind daily. The women will do that. That’s exercise for them, and they keep their body fit and beautiful. In the morning they chant Hare Krsna and grind. Whatever they require for the day, they grind fresh. And actually, by this exercise, they keep their body beautiful. Yasodamayi was […]
  2. Nobody can conquer God

    God’s another name is ajita. A means “not,” and jita means “conquered.” Nobody can conquer God. That is God. God is never conquered by anyone. He conquers everyone. God is conquered by His devotee, not by the demons. The demons are conquered by God. But devotee can conquer. Ajito ‘pi, jito ‘pi. Although God is […]
  3. Beating an empty husk

    The unhulled rice and the empty husks of rice look very much the same. One who knows how to get the grain out of the unhulled rice is wise, but one who beats on the empty husk, thinking to get some result, is simply wasting his labor uselessly. Similarly, if one studies the Vedas without […]
  4. Suffering is Krsna’s mercy

    A devotee always accepts his distress as minimized by God’s Mercy, although he would have to suffer many more times the suffering. Any one who accepts this philosophy of God’s Mercy in suffering conditions, and still makes progress in Krishna Consciousness, it is said that he is sure to go back to Home, Back to […]
  5. Giving up bad habits

    When we are children, innocent, we have no bad habits, but as we grow and associate with bad company, we also acquire all these bad habits. So to give up all these bad habits means we have to associate with sadhus or devotees, saintly persons. Then we can give it up. This is called anartha-nivrtti, […]
  6. Moondust

    Regarding the “dust” supposedly brought from the Moon, that dust can be gotten anywhere. It has already been openly admitted that the same dust is available on this earth planet. These astronauts and scientists are all bluffing. But Srila Vyasadeva is the correct authority. Just study Srila Srimad-Bhagavatam carefully with full faith in Krishna and […]
  7. Equal rights is not Vedic civilization

    When Krsna with His sixteen thousand wives went to Hastinapura, so Draupadi… It is natural between woman and woman, they talk about their husband. That is natural. So Draupadi was inquiring from each and every wife of Krsna. Not all of them; it is not possible, sixteen thousand. At least the principal queens, beginning from… […]
  8. Maintaining the body

    We should always remember that our body is not for sense gratification; it is for Krishna’s service only. And to render very good sound service to Krishna we should not neglect the upkeep of the body. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Rayarama — Los Angeles 9 February, 1969
  9. Caitanya-caritamrta & Gaura’s contribution

    Our Caitanya-caritamrta is unique literature. For Caitanya-caritamrta, we are above any acarya. There are four acaryas: Ramanujacarya, Madhvacarya, Visnu Svami… But our Gaudiya Vaisnava, Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s legacy, acarya, that is unique. Anarpita-carim cirat karunayavatirna kalau. Here the Supreme Personality of Godhead is personally teaching — acarya. Anarpita-carim cirat karunayavatirna kalau samarpayitum unnatojjvala-rasam. The highest topmost […]
  10. Visvambhara

    Before accepting sannyasa (the renounced order), Lord Caitanya was known as Visvambhara. The word visvambhara refers to one who maintains the entire universe and who leads all living entities. This very same maintainer and leader appeared as Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya to give humanity these sublime teachings. Lord Caitanya is the ideal teacher of life’s […]