1. Asirvada (blessing)

    All these men, they simply want asirvada. They don’t want Krsna. They want asirvada so that their nefarious activities may continue peacefully. The difficulty is sometimes Krsna’s asirvada may be just the opposite. Krsna will take away. So at that time they become atheist. Srila Prabhupada — Tokyo, April 25, 1972
  2. Om

    Om is formless but Krsna has got beautiful form, enjoying. And we are addicted to beautiful form. Why something which is not beautiful? Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita, “I am omkara.” So in one sense omkara and Krsna the same. But I can see Krsna very beautiful and so many things, but I do not […]
  3. Meat eating

    When I eat meat, mamsa, it means, “This animal also will eat me again.” You cannot escape this. “Life for life.” That is the law everywhere. If you have murdered somebody, you must be killed also. So you can escape the so-called state laws, but you cannot escape the laws of the material nature. From […]
  4. Why do we need temples?

    Krsna is living everywhere — that is, that is the vision of the higher devotees. Actually He’s living, but still, because we are in the lower condition, we should know that here is Krsna in the temple. Krsna is everywhere, but for us, because we have no such vision to see Krsna anywhere and everywhere, […]
  5. Our only request

    Our only request is that if you want happiness, if you want to prosper, make your life successful, you must read Bhagavad-gita thoroughly, as it is, as Krsna says. Don’t try to misinterpret. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 4.13 — Bombay, April 2, 1974
  6. We can’t hide from the Lord

    A good citizen knows what is lawful work and what is unlawful work. You can hide yourself from the eyes of the police, man-made law, but it is not possible to hide yourself from the eyes of the Supreme. That is not possible, because the Supreme is sitting within your heart. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture […]
  7. Proper utilization of time

    We take a newspaper and we read what the politician says, what so many nonsense things. We waste our time. Srama eva hi kevalam [SB 1.2.8]. We should increase our taste for hearing and chanting about Visnu, Krsna. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.5.23-24 — Vrndavana, March 31, 1976
  8. Success and failure

    If you are steady either in success of failure, that is called yoga. That is called yoga.” Don’t mind for the success or failure. Do act on behalf of the Supreme Lord. And if you are steady in that position, then your working in spiritual platform is successful. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.48-49 […]
  9. Caring for sick devotees

    One of the symptoms of a devotee is that he is kind, so if our Godbrother becomes ill it is our duty to help him get the proper medicine and treatment so that he can recover. There is no question of ill treating of our own Godbrothers simply because they are sick, nor should you […]
  10. Eternal happiness with Krsna

    In this material world, we are trying to be happy in the society, friendship and love. But the happiness we are getting, that is compared with a drop of water in the desert. Our heart desires real pleasure, transcendental bliss. We are hankering after Krsna. That is our inner desire. We are trying to get […]