1. Preachers must be sincere

    Unless one is situated as pure Vaisnava in his dealing, in his behavior, inside and outside, he should not become a preacher because it will not be effective; neither one should hear from such person. But people in general, they cannot understand, but those who are preaching, they must be very sincere, the same way, […]
  2. India’s magnaminity exploited

    The foreigners took advantage of India’s simplicity, magnanimity. They came here, the Muhammadans and the Christians, to exploit it. But India was very much magnanimous. Anyone who comes — “Yes, come here. Learn Vedic literature.” The India’s philosophy is grham satrum api praptam visvastam akutobhayam. That is India’s philosophy. “Even the enemy comes to your […]
  3. Dog’s philosophy

    Because we have rebelled against the principle of universal brotherhood we are all suffering. I have several times said that there are ample space. There is no question of scarcity. Ample space. I am traveling all over the world. So much space lying vacant in America, in Africa, Australia. Why the Chinese or the Indians […]
  4. Follow the ideal of Christ

    Mahajano yena gatah sa panthah: [Cc. Madhya 17.186] “We have simply to see that great personalities, as they have taken up, we have to follow. That’s all.” Just like in your Christian religion you may not understand all the Biblical injunctions or you may not have the time, but you’ll simply, if you follow the […]
  5. When Krsna-katha becomes poison

    Sanatana Gosvami has forbidden strictly, that avaisnava-mukhodgirnam putam-hari-kathamrtam, sravanam na kartavyam [Padma Purana]: “Don’t hear from the professional men who are not situated in the Vaisnava behavior.” One must be…, behavior in Vaisnava. Sadacara-sampannah. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura has warned that “Don’t mix it with Vaisnava who is not well trained up, well behaved.” You […]
  6. Behavior of a devotee

    A devotee must execute his prescribed duties, which are glorious, without material profit.  Without excessive violence, one should regularly perform one’s devotional activities. The devotee should regularly see My statues in the temple, touch My lotus feet and offer worshipable paraphernalia and prayer.  He should see in the spirit of renunciation, from the mode of […]
  7. Useless muscle building

    Do you think that because you are very strong and stout, a big wrestler with muscles, you’ll live? No. For Yamaraja there is no consideration that “Here is a weak person, lean and thin, and here is a very strong person; therefore the strong person should be left over and the lean and thin will […]
  8. Decorations of a dead body

    bhagavad-bhakti-hinasyajatih sastram japas tapahapranasyaiva dehasyamandanam loka-ranjanam If one is born in a high family like that of a brahmana, ksatriya or vaisya but is not a devotee of the Lord, all his good qualifications as a brahmana, ksatriya or vaisya are null and void. Indeed, they are considered decorations of a dead body. From Hari-bhakti-sudhodaya. […]