Author: HH Bhakti Vikas Swami

  1. Krsna plays with His friends

    Once the Lord desired to go early in the morning with all His cowherd boyfriends to the forest, where they were to assemble together and take lunch. As soon as He got up from bed, He blew His buffalo-horn bugle and called all His friends together. Keeping the calves before them, they started for the […]
  2. Live simply and go to Krsna

    Don’t be after these motorcars, television, and all nonsense things, sporting, wine, women. Don’t be after these. Simply eat sufficiently, keep your health nicely, chant Hare Krsna, realize Krsna, and go back to home. This is our philosophy. From Srila Prabhupada’s Morning Walk Conversation at Villa Borghese, 25 May, 1974
  3. The topmost level of devotional service

    Worship in separation is considered by the Gaudiya-Madhva-sampradaya to be the topmost level of devotional service. According to this conception, the devotee thinks of himself as very poor and neglected by the Lord. Thus he addresses the Lord as dina-dayadra natha, as did Madhavendra Puri. Such an ecstatic feeling is the highest form of devotional […]
  4. The president of Kali-yuga

    Where is that president? They’re all drunkards, woman-hunters, meat-eaters. This is Kali-yuga’s king. Nrpa-linga: dressed like king, but sudra. Very expert in cow killing. Third-class, fourth-class men, dressed like president and king. Business: plunder money from the citizens and kill cow. Srila Prabhupada — September 17, 1976, Vrndavana
  5. Why is Vrndavana-dhama worshiped?

    We are in Vrndavana-dhama. So why Vrndavana-dhama is worshiped? Because the Vrndavana-dhama is not different from Krsna. When you take little dust of Vrndavana-dhama and take it, that means you are taking the dust of Krsna’s lotus feet, and you take it. Vrndavana-dhama, so important. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.2.14 — September 17, […]
  6. Women in charge

    Srila Prabhupada lamented the role of Indira Gandhi as India’s Prime Minister in his purport to Srimad Bhagavatam, 4.16.23 (written at thattime): It is very appropriate to compare a powerful king like Prthu to a lion. In India, ksatriya kings are still called singh, which means “lion.” Unless rogues, thieves and other demoniac people in […]
  7. For Sharadiya Rasa-yatra

    As the gopis and Krsna danced together, a very blissful musical sound was produced from the tinkling of their waist bells, ankle bells, ornaments and bangles. It appeared that Krsna was a greenish sapphire locket in the midst of a golden necklace decorated with valuable stones. While Krsna and the gopis danced, they displayed extraordinary […]
  8. Advancement of civilization

    The dog is running on legs, and they are running on cars. So, (laughs) actually what is the difference? This is advancement of civilization, that the dog is running for nothing, here and there on legs, and human being is running on nice car. Does it mean there is advance in civilization? If we keep […]