1. Divorce is animalism

    Yogesvara: So here’s a practical problem. People would be interested to know our position on divorce. Here in Rome they just passed a divorce law. Prabhupada: That is also animalism. Just like a dog having sex intercourse with another female dog, and another, another, another. It is also animalism. So that is your decision. They […]
  2. Mayavadis cannot appreciate Krsna consciousness

    Foolish Mayavadis, not knowing that the Krsna consciousness movement is based on a solid philosophy of transcendental science, superficially conclude that those who dance and chant do not have philosophical knowledge. Those who are Krsna conscious actually have full knowledge of the essence of Vedanta philosophy, for they study the real commentary on the Vedanta […]
  3. Becoming a guru by chanting

    A bona fide spiritual master chants the holy names Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, and the transcendental sound vibration enters the ear of the disciple, and if the disciple follows in the footsteps of his spiritual master and chants the holy name with […]
  4. Removing the bodily concept of life

    That is the first instruction in the Bhagavad-gita, that “Your position is that you are not this body. Your position is that you are the proprietor of the body; you are spirit soul.” So if people are not educated on this understanding that the soul is different from body, that is… The beginning of education […]
  5. Have faith in sastra or get out

    From Srutakirti Prabhu’s memoir: I was rubbing his back vigorously and he inquired, “So, we have to accept the sastra. Sastra is our mother. If you want to know who your father is, you have to know from your mother. Is that right?” I immediately agreed. Then he asked, “What do the scientists say about […]
  6. Changing the chaotic condition of the world

    By the regular performance of yajna, the equal distribution of wealth and the restriction of sense gratification, the entire world will be made peaceful and prosperous. As already mentioned, in this age of Kali the simple performance of sankirtana-yajna — the holding of festivals as initiated by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness — should […]
  7. What is religion?

    This material world is full of problems. One who understands, he is called sura, or civilized man. And one who does not understand, he is called asura. Asura, not sura. Aryan, non-Aryan. So amongst the suras — those who can understand the problems of life — there is a system which is called religion. And […]
  8. If you can’t read, simply chant

    If you feel that you cannot read or you have no money to purchase book, never mind. Lord Caitanya has given you very simple path: chant Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. If you chant this mantra with faith and devotion, without any offense, […]
  9. Gundica-marjana

    By His practical activity, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu informed us how to cleanse our hearts. Once the heart is cleansed, we should invite Lord Sri Krsna to sit down, and we should observe the festival by distributing prasadam and chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu used to teach every devotee by His personal behavior. […]