Author: HH Bhakti Vikas Swami

  1. Our misfortune

    We are suffering every moment, and still, we are thinking we are very happy. Therefore it is our misfortune, that human life is meant for understanding, “What is the position of my life? Why I am suffering?” So for that understanding Krsna has given us so many Vedic literature: four Vedas and the Puranas and […]
  2. Attachment to sadhus

    The attachment we have got for material enjoyment, similar attachment should be for the sadhu, that’s all. Suppose I want to drink. As I become mad without getting any drinking, similarly, when you become mad without sadhu-sanga, then you are liberated. You have to simply divert the attachment. Not to speak of drinking, even those […]
  3. A Mayavadi’s ideas

    Tamala Krsna: Dr. Kapoor was there this morning. I was not there during the part where he spoke, but apparently he spoke some Mayavadi philosophy, this Dr. O.B.L. Kapoor. Gurukrpa: He said that everything is made of molecules, and molecules are invisible; therefore actually everything is invisible. Therefore everything is like a dream; everything is […]
  4. Service means following orders

    Service means you must take order from the master. That is service. Otherwise it is mental concoction. Actually, the servant requests, “How can I serve you?” So when the master orders, “You serve me like this,” then you do that, that is service. And if you manufacture your service, that is not service. That is […]
  5. Gramya-katha

    Those who are transcendentalist, they are not interested in these worldly talks. That is very disgusting to them. They avoid such company who talks nonsense about these worldly affairs. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu advised His disciples, gramya-katha na kahibe [Cc Antya 6.236]. Gramya-katha. Gramya means pertaining to the village, society, neighborhood. People are interested in talking […]
  6. Changing the nature of Kali-yuga

    Devotee (2): Srila Prabhupada, is it possible for the Krsna consciousness movement to change the nature of the Kali-yuga? Prabhupada: Certainly. Certainly. Just like if there is epidemic disease and you get vaccinated, then there is no disease for you. Similarly, the Kali-yuga may be with so many defects, but if you remain Krsna conscious, […]
  7. Seventy-five live at the cost of twenty-five

    Seventy-five men will live at the cost of the twenty-five men, grhastha. Our Vedic civilization is that in the society there are four divisions: the brahmacari, the grhastha, the vanaprastha, and the sannyasi. Suppose there are hundred men in a village or in a place. The society is divided into four asramas: brahmacari, grhastha, vanaprastha… […]
  8. Don’t try to play tricks with Krsna

    Krsna is the supreme creator of everything. He is andantara-stha-paramanu-cayantara-stham [Bs 5.35]. He is conscious, abhijnah, of everything. isvarah sarva-bhutanamhrd-dese ‘rjuna tisthati[Bg. 18.61] He knows everything, even within your heart, what you’re thinking, what you are planning. It cannot be concealed to Krsna. This is our foolishness, that we are doing something, concealing. You can […]
  9. A pinch of attachment

    Because Krsna is so kind, if you have got even a little pinch of attachment for this material world, you are not allowed to enter into the kingdom of God. You must be completely free. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.1-2 September 7, 1975, Vrndavana