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  1. This Krsna consciousness movement will go on

    “And this Krsna consciousness movement will go on.  This is the genuine thing.  Param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. Take it seriously, not as a trifle.  You are all young men.  You will live.  Take it seriously.  You American boys, you have got intelligence.  You have to take it.  I was thinking that if my body finished, everything […]
  2. Srila Prabhupada enjoys Rasa-purnima

    It was Rasa-purnima, the full moon night in the sarat season when Krishna performs His rasa lila with the gopis. Panca-dravida Maharaj said, “Srila Prabhupada, do you want to hear the chapters of the rasa lila?” Prabhupada said, “Yes, that would be nice,” and Maharaj started reading. It takes about three hours to read the […]
  3. Reckless spoiling of oil

    For example, just like there is some stock of petroleum and they got information that from petroleum they can run on cars without horse. So, manufacture millions of cars and spoil the whole oil. This is recklessness. And when it is finished, then they’ll cry. And it will be finished. This is going on. Recklessness. […]
  4. Initiation warning

    The official initiation has no meaning. Unless one who has fully surrendered to guru, there is no question of initiation. Divya jnana hrde prokasito. Divya-jnana means “transcendental knowledge.” So to play tricks with guru, to become diplomat and intriguer, these rascaldom will not help bhagavad-bhakti-yoga. You can get some other things, some material profit, but spiritual life will be spoiled. […]
  5. Feel the presence of Krsna

    Krsna says naham tisthami vaikunthe yoginam va hrdaye ca yatra gayanti mad-bhakta tatra tisthami narada “I am not actually in My abode, Krsnaloka; neither I am in the heart of the yogis who are meditating. But I am present in there where My pure devotees are singing, singing.” Yes, Krsna says that. So you can feel […]
  6. Be perfect or be doomed

    You sing every day, guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya. That is the process. Wherever you live, if you follow strictly the instruction of guru, then you remain perfect. But if we create, concoct ideas against the instruction of guru, then we are gone, hell. Yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasado yasyaprasadan na gatih kuto ‘pi. There is no more shelter — finished. Yasya prasadat. […]
  7. Srila Prabhupada’s unlikely success story

    The story [of Srila Prabhupada] is, like many true stories, highly improbable. An elderly Indian swami comes to New York City in the mid-1960s on a vaguely defined mission. Charged by his teacher in India to bring his spiritual message to the West, he arrives in New York with no prior knowledge of America, no base of support, almost […]
  8. Glorious Mathura

    How wonderful it is that simply by residing in Mathura even for one day, one can achieve a transcendental loving attitude toward the Supreme Personality of Godhead! This land of Mathura must be more glorious than Vaikuntha-dhama, the kingdom of God! From NoD ch. 13
  9. Govardhana-lila and rasa-lila

    Krsna at the age of seven years old, He lifted Govardhana Hill. So if we try to imitate, “Oh, Krsna lifted the Govardhana Hill. Let me also try.” That is not following. You cannot do that. (chuckling) You see? Because sometimes the foolish rascals they say, “Oh, Krsna performed rasa-lila. Let me also perform rasa-lila.” Therefore I forbid that […]
  10. Krsna counts His cows

    Krsna had many thousands of cows, and they were divided into groups according to their colors. They were also differently named according to color. When He would prepare to return from the pasturing ground, He would gather all the cows. As Vaisnavas count 108 beads, which represent the 108 individual gopis, so Krsna would also count on 108 beads […]
  11. Dreaming of Krsna

    Devotee: How does the devotee go about practicing this Krsna consciousness when he’s asleep? Prabhupada: Yes, Sleep means your gross senses are stopped, but your mind works. Therefore you dream. So if you practice your mind to be engaged in Krsna consciousness, in dream also you’ll see that you are preparing prasadam. “I am going to sell Back to […]