Author: Bhakti Vikasa Swami

  1. Incest, cow slaughter, and the counteraction

    Prabhupada: They have got a band of female monkeys. And therefore it is sometimes chastised, “You are a monkey.” No sense. Band of females means there is his daughters also, sons also, and everything — family, mixed family — but he has no distinction between mother, brother. Monkeys and hogs and dogs, and human beings also are becoming. No […]
  2. A disciple glorifies Srila Prabhupada

    Devotee (6): Srila Prabhupada, I was noticing your Srimad-Bhagavatams the other day and Caitanya-caritamrta. So I would like to take my time this time and offer my obeisances for such perfected, exalted work from such an exalted personality. All glories to you. Prabhupada: Hare Krsna. [devotees offer obeisances] Thank you very much. Devotee (6): I haven’t seen anything […]
  3. Srila Prabhupada will not die

    Gargamuni: Any name we have in India, any good name we have, is due to you. Prabhupada: [laughing] It is due to Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami. Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Guru-krsna-krpaya paya bhakti-lata-bija [Cc. Madhya 19.151]. So you can give me massage. Thank you very much. Now you have got very, very great responsible work. I will die. You will live. […]
  4. Srila Prabhupada is more than Birla

    Prabhupada: When He sees, “That fool wants Me, at the same time, material world. So take his material possession, everything, so that he will want only Me, that’s all.” Actually, it was done to me. [laughs] I have got practical experience. I did not want to take sannyasa. I thought that I shall do business. And Krsna forced me […]
  5. Govardhana-lila

    The Lord descends to this mortal world to show His pastimes in Vrndavana, which are full of happiness. When Lord Sri Krsna was in Vrndavana, His activities with His cowherd boyfriends, with His damsel friends, with the other inhabitants of Vrndavana and with the cows were all full of happiness. The total population of Vrndavana knew nothing but Krsna. […]
  6. Create Vrndavana (in Hawaii)

    Create Vrndavana. Keep Krsna here, cows here, calves here; produce your own food. It will become Vrndavana. This is Vrndavana. Where there is Krsna, where there are cows, where there is agriculture, that is Vrndavana. See the life of Krsna. He advised His father to worship Govardhana Hill. He said, “My dear father, Govardhana Hill is giving grass to […]
  7. How to always live in Vrndavana

    When one’s mind does not accept and reject but simply becomes fixed on the lotus feet of Krsna, then one’s mind becomes as good as Vrndavana. Wherever Krsna is, there also are Srimati Radharani, the gopis, the cowherd boys and all the other inhabitants of Vrndavana. Thus as soon as one fixes Krsna in his […]
  8. Hearing about Krsna’s childhood activities

    All the various activities exhibited by the incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead are certainly pleasing to the ear and to the mind. Simply by one’s hearing of these activities, the dirty things in one’s mind immediately vanish. Generally we are reluctant to hear about the activities of the Lord, but Krsna’s childhood activities are so attractive that […]
  9. Sukadeva Goswami praises Mother Yasoda

    O Maharaja Pariksit, this entire universe, with its great, exalted demigods like Lord Siva, Lord Brahma and Lord Indra, is under the control of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Yet the Supreme Lord has one transcendental attribute: He comes under the control of His devotees. This was now exhibited by Krsna in this pastime [Damodara-lila, Mother Yasoda tying Krsna]. Neither […]