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  1. Vrajabhumi

    vraja-vasi lokera krsne sahaja piriti gopalera sahaja-priti vraja-vasi-prati The ideal place to execute Krsna consciousness is Vrajabhumi, or Vrndavana, where the people are naturally inclined to love Krsna and Krsna is naturally inclined to love them. Cc Madhya 4.95, with Srila Prabhupada’s translation
  2. Don’t try to understand gopi-lila

    You have to understand Krsna tattvatah, in truth, not superficially. Then you’ll misunderstand. Without understanding Krsna, if we try to understand Krsna’s pastimes with Radharani, that is foolishness. But they do not know Krsna. How can understand His pastimes with the gopis? That is foolishness. Therefore we have to understand Krsna first of all, and Krsna Himself, explaining Himself. In […]
  3. Mathura

    Who is that person who will not agree to worship the land of Mathura? Mathura can deliver all the desires and ambitions of the fruitive workers and of the salvationists, who desire to become one with the Supreme Brahman. Certainly Mathura will deliver the desires of the devotees, who simply aspire to be engaged in the devotional service of […]
  4. Going to Vrndavana, getting no spiritual benefit

    Materialists consider Vrndavana-dhama an unclean city because there are many monkeys and dogs there, and along the bank of the Yamuna there is refuse. Some time ago, a materialistic man asked me, “Why are you living in Vrndavana? Why have you selected such a dirty place to live after retiring?” Such a person cannot understand that the earthly Vrndavana-dhama […]
  5. Qualities of Krsna are all Krsna

    To be attracted by the qualities of Krsna means to be attracted by Krsna Himself, because there is no real distinction between Krsna and His qualities. Krsna’s name is also Krsna. Krsna’s fame is also Krsna. Krsna’s entourage is also Krsna. Krsna and everything related with Krsna which gives stimulation to love of Krsna are all Krsna. Srila Prabhupada; […]
  6. Krsna consciousness of the gopis

    Krsna and gopis. They were cowherds girl. Their father, mother, they were only ordinary village men, keeping cows. That’s all. What was their education? They were not Vedantists. But they learned to love Krsna. That was their qualification. And Caitanya Mahaprabhu certifies, ramyad upasana vraja-vadhu-vargena va kalpita. “Oh, there is no better worship than that which was contemplated by the […]
  7. The perfection of love

    The central object of love is Krsna. That is Vrndavana. The animals love Krsna, the human beings love Krsna, the trees love Krsna, the water loves Krsna, everyone loves Krsna — central point. That is the perfection of love. Srila Prabhupada — June 24, 1976, New Vrindaban
  8. Good greed!

    Greediness is very good. Kamam krsna-karmarpane. Strong desire, that is called lust. So, but this strong desire… Just like gopis. The gopis, they were village girls. They had no understanding of what is God, what is Krsna. But they became very much lusty for Krsna, and Caitanya Mahaprabhu recommended that ramya kacid upasana vrajavadhubir ya kalpita: “There is no better […]
  9. The real meaning of Vrndavana

    In the spiritual world, Vrndavana, everyone — Mother Yasoda, Nanda Maharaja, Srimati Radharani, the gopis, the cowherd boys, Sridama, Sudama, the land, the water, the trees, the birds — all are trying to satisfy Krsna. That is the real meaning of Vrndavana. Srila Prabhupada; TLK Vs 25-26