1. The actual meaning of “Good morning”

    As other people out strolling approached us, Prabhupada often greeted them by saying, “Good morning.” After several greetings he stopped and asked us, “What is the meaning of saying, ‘Good morning’?” “It is a kind of friendly exchange,” I said. “It is a way of wishing each other good,” said Sudama. “No,” said Prabhupada. “The […]
  2. Krsna knows when to drop the coconut

    When one of the devotees mentioned that the government had cut all the coconuts from the tall palm trees out of fear that they might fall and hurt someone, Srila Prabhupada scoffed that this was ridiculous. “In India,” he said, “there are many coconut trees, and there is no instance of anyone being hit on […]
  3. Directly become a pure devotee

    We are introducing this process to become directly a pure devotee. A pure devotee. Devotee, pure and impure? Yes. Impure means those who are still contaminated by these three qualities, sattva-guna, raja-guna, tamo-guna. And pure means above; no contamination. So take directly, because in this age it is very difficult to go step by step. […]
  4. Using sandlewood for cooking

    There is distinction even in wood. There are so many jungle wood, we can use it for cooking. But if the sandalwood, which is so valuable, if we do not know what is the value of sandalwood, if we use it for cooking and burning… Similarly, if we use this human form of life exactly […]
  5. How to obtain humility

    Devotee (5): Srila Prabhupada, how is it possible to obtain humility? Prabhupada: That is in your hand. We are teaching that you become humble, meek, surrender. If you don’t do it, that is your… You have got theindependence. That is your business. Where is the humility? You are already surrendering to so many nonsense habits. […]
  6. Prasadam distribution

    By prasadam distribution you will do service to the Lord, and the public will be pleased upon you as well. Gradually increase the number of guests, and don’t deny anyone. Continue in this way: Whatever is there, distribute equally — it may not be very sumptuous, but no one should be denied equal portion. From […]
  7. Hearing the vibration of Hare Krishna

    Hearing the vibration of Hare Krishna automatically reminds one of Krishna’s Pastimes. So both of them arise simultaneously in the mind when one is sincerely chanting. So you cannot make any distinction between listening to the sound and thinking of the Pastimes. But the process is to hear, and then Krishna’s Pastimes, Form, Qualities, etc. […]
  8. Cleanliness

    Cleanliness is next to Godliness, so this point should be very carefully observed, then you will advance very quickly to the perfectional stage of Krishna Consciousness. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Kancanbala — Los Angeles 20 April, 1970