1. Ohio State University Students Write Their Reactions To Hare Krishna

    (From BTG #28, 1969) [Editor’s Note: Below are excerpts taken from the essays of sixteen Ohio State University freshman students who wrote their reactions to Hare Krishna and A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami for their freshman English class. These are interesting testimonies because they come not from San Francisco hippies or New York mystics, but from Mid-Western, […]
  2. Preachers are dear to Krsna

    Prabhupada: …so that he can…[?] “I love them best.” Na ca tasman manusyesu… [Bg 18.69]. “In the human society he is My most dear servant.” It is clearly stated. Tamala Krsna: What is the reason for that, Srila Prabhupada? Prabhupada: He’s preaching His glory. He is everything, and these rascals are denying. And He comes: […]
  3. Go-seva on dairy farms

    Go-seva [service to cows], according to our Vedic injunction, is specially entrusted to the mercantile community. Of course, during the Hindu government in India, the kings were mostly Vaisnavas like Maharaja Pariksit, and he at once caught the Black man Kali who was attempting to kill a cow. But those days are no more. Neither […]
  4. Where is happiness?

    Everyone wants to be happy. Who does not want to be happy? But he does not know how to become happy. Nobody’s happy, I have seen. Therefore they drink. Whenever there is unhappiness, they cannot adjust it — “Let me drink.” This is Western happiness. They have no other information. So just try. You are […]
  5. Strong devotee conquers

    A strong devotee makes propaganda against all other spiritual conceptions — namely jnana, karma and yoga. With his devotional flag unfurled, he always stands fast to conquer other conceptions of transcendental realization. Whenever there is an argument between a devotee and a nondevotee, the pure, strong devotee comes out victorious. Srila Prabhupada, SB 4.28.29, purport
  6. Chanting all the time

    Reporter (1): Are your disciples supposed to chant the mantra all the time? Prabhupada: Yes. All my disciple is chanting. Reporter (1): Are they supposed to chant the mantra throughout the day? Prabhupada: Oh, yes. Reporter (1): All the time? Prabhupada: Just like I am talking with you, and as soon as talking stops, I […]
  7. Imagined dinosaurs

    Devotee: Srila Prabhupada, the other day we were talking about proving different assumptions through archeological findings. Prabhupada: That is also bogus. Archeological findings is bogus. Brahmananda: But it seems that big skeletons of all these big dinosaurs. Prabhupada: That we have already information. We have got timingala. Just like big house. They can swallow up, […]