To our readers and friends around the world: May Lord Ramachandra please bless you with strength, courage and victory in your spiritual life.
"So far the Advent Day of Lord Rama Candra, it should be celebrated as Lord Caitanya's Birthday was done."
"It is said, kali-kāle nāma-rūpe kṛṣṇa-avatāra: Kṛṣṇa descends in this Kali-yuga in the form of His holy name—Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Rāma."
"Lord Kṛṣṇa is Rāma Himself, and wherever Lord Rāma is, His eternal servitor Hanumān and His eternal consort Sītā, the goddess of fortune, are present."
"Let us be firmly fixed at the lotus feet of Lord Rāmacandra, and let us offer our respectful obeisances unto those transcendental lotus feet."
"Due to materialistic opulences, persons like Rāvaṇa become puffed up for sense gratification. Rāvaṇa even dared kidnap Sītā..."
"One feature of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Rāmacandra is omnipotence. The Lord can act without regard to material impediments..."
"Maya-sukhaya: you are dreaming, 'This process will make me happy' or 'That process will make me happy,' but the whole process is only a dream."
"Try to become Kṛṣṇa conscious, and then you'll not be disturbed with all these external, ephemeral changes of the material world."
"We cannot expect that the people of Kali-yuga will welcome our attempt to spread Krsna consciousness. It is just like a lunatic asylum."
"Kṛṣṇa is so merciful, He's trying to educate from within, and outside He sends His representative to teach."
"A person who is intelligent and able to understand the philosophy of Kṛṣṇa consciousness naturally gives up everything and takes shelter only of Kṛṣṇa."
"A kṛṣṇa-bhakta knows that his friend and protector in all respects is Kṛṣṇa, who is able to do anything for His devotee."
"So sometimes, if Kṛṣṇa takes special care for you, He'll do in such a way that you will have no other way than to go back. He'll take charge, take charge."
"Yes, I shall kick you because you are not Kṛṣṇa conscious. I shall make you Kṛṣṇa conscious by kicking, kicking, kicking. That's all."
"The whole principle of spiritual life is to turn our attention back to Krishna, and thus immediately be freed from all entanglements of Maya."
"So those who are disturbed by the demons may take shelter of this form of God, Hare Kṛṣṇa. Then you'll be saved."
"You try to trace out the history of the world, you'll find always persons who are for Kṛṣṇa or God, they have been persecuted."
"In this Age of Kali there is no other means, no other means, no other means for self-realization than chanting the holy name, chanting the holy name..."
"Without much bother, if one simply keeps a picture of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu at home and chants Hare Krishna, then one will realize God."
"Generally devotee dies remembering Kṛṣṇa. Generally. But even if for material condition he cannot, then Kṛṣṇa is taken charge."
"Nothing more. No ritualistic ceremony, no formula, nothing. If your heart is always crying for God, that is perfect religion."
"Transcendentally the holy name of the Lord and the Lord Himself are identical, being absolute. The holy name of the Lord is as powerful as the Lord."
"Always engaging in the activities of devotional service, devotees feel ever-increasingly fresh and new in all their activities."
"In Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (2.2.5) there is a very nice verse stating that a devotee should always remain dependent on the mercy of the Supreme Lord..."
"Nityam means daily, twenty-four hours. Either you read Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam or carry out the order of your spiritual master."
"So best thing is to return everything to Kṛṣṇa. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And you will not be a loser; you will be gainer..."
"Māyā means insanity, forgetfulness of God. And by Kṛṣṇa consciousness treatment he comes to the original consciousness, he becomes a cured man."
"Reporter: What do you try and teach, sir? Prabhupāda: I am trying to teach what you have forgotten."
"So we have to be very careful. The age is very bad, the Kali-yuga. You are experiencing. We have to simply take shelter of Kṛṣṇa and always cry..."
"Don't be allured by big, big highways and skyscraper building with full advertisement of wine and cigarette. This is not life. This is not life."
"May all living entities become calm by practicing bhakti-yoga, for by accepting devotional service they will think of each other's welfare."
"Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva says: 'Anyone who prays unto Me and takes shelter from Me becomes My ward, and I protect him always from all sorts of calamities.' "
"So we should always consider that this material world is a dangerous place and therefore we shall chant Lord Nrsimha's Holy Name in order to be protected..."
"Within a second, Hiraṇyakaśipu and his followers were destroyed, and similarly if this godless civilization continues, it will be destroyed in a second..."
"If you prepare yourself in this life for going back to home, back to Godhead, then where is perplexity? There is no perplexity."
"I'm planning to enjoy this material world, but I have to die. I have to give up this body at any moment. There is no guarantee..."
"Just like a poor man, if he gets sufficient money, then at once his all distress is over, at once, immediately."
"Today we're celebrating our 18th anniversary—thanks to you, our loyal readers and friends around the world."
"The pressing threat of war, economic collapse or some other cataclysmic disaster hangs ominously above our heads..."
"A sādhu who has got the shelter of Kṛṣṇa, if he is placed in the severest type of dangerous condition, he is never disturbed."
"As soon as you forget Kṛṣṇa and you want to act independently, then immediately you are captured by māyā and you are punished."
"Materialistic activities are always mixed with three kinds of miserable conditions—adhyātmika, adhidaivika and adhibautika."
"Our business, however, is simply to take shelter of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra and pray to the Holy Name to give us protection."
"Everyone struggles very hard to fight through the modes of passion and ignorance and conquer material nature, but at the end everyone is vanquished..."
"The rascal leader is also blind and the followers are blind, so both of them are doomed. Therefore the conclusion is, the modern civilization is misguided."
"If Krsna wants to kill someone no one can save Him, and if Krsna wants to save someone no one can kill him."
"I have no objection either way. But I am not afraid of death. That much strength I have got. Why shall I be afraid?"
Do Not Fear Lord Kṛṣṇa's final instruction in the Bhagavad-gītā (March 19):
"Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. Do not fear."
"You just remain fixed up in devotional service, and all impediments that may come will be vanquished by the unlimited potency of the Lord."
"I was at the Vancouver temple on 16 Avenue and had been living at the temple for a few months when I heard that Srila Prabhupada was coming to L.A."
"So go on in this way, serving your spiritual master to best of your capacity, and remaining always fixed and steady in your determination..."
"O son of Pṛthā, those who are not deluded, the great souls, are under the protection of the divine nature."
"The three words, namely Hara, Krishna and Rama, are transcendental seeds of the maha-mantra, and the chanting is a spiritual call for the Lord..."
"When we feel separation from Kṛṣṇa or the spiritual master, we should just try to remember their words of instructions, and we will no longer feel that separation."
"Kṛṣṇa is so merciful, He's trying to educate from within, and outside He sends His representative to teach."
"First of all, who requires a guru? That is the question. Because guru is not a fashion."
"I must deal with you open-hearted, you must deal with me open-hearted, then there is love. This is one of the basic principles."
"Not that 'Whenever and wherever I like, and with whomever I like, I shall have sex life.' It is all sinful activity."
"Our Krishna Conscious movement is not a religious movement; it is a movement for purifying the heart."
"Can you make a child Kṛṣṇa conscious if you yourself don't believe in Kṛṣṇa consciousness?"
"The following editorial was written in 2002, but the message is still relevant today."
"Therefore we should always seek the protection of Kṛṣṇa. That is our security, not any other thing."
"So if you are put into the dangerous position and if that dangerous position gives an impetus to remember Kṛṣṇa, that is welcome."
Face the Danger In the material world there is danger at every step (March 14):
"This is called surrender, that 'I may be in danger, but Kṛṣṇa... I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa. He must save me.' Keep this faith."
"So bodily, mental, by enemies, so many impediments will come. What can be done? We have to tolerate. That is material world."
"I am speaking of you of my personal experience how this eagerness of hearing is a very important thing."
"Kṛṣṇa consciousness is perfect and eternal, and therefore it cannot be lost under any circumstances."
"Even though a devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa sometimes falls down somehow or other, he certainly does not undergo material existence like others..."
"This is the cause of our bondage. We are being bound up by some false, illusory beauty of this world. Mirage."
"A sincere devotee of the Lord learns to hate all material sense enjoyment due to his higher taste for spiritual enjoyment in the association of the Lord."
"They are reading all rascal novels and literatures and sex life, frauds, and this and that, books. How they are wasting their time!"
"We don't hear from Bhāgavatam, any Vedic literature, that Kṛṣṇa has a great factory, and He has to go office at ten o'clock, and then bring money..."
"Our principle should be we should not think about our personal maintenance. We should dedicate our life for Kṛṣṇa, and Kṛṣṇa will take care of it."
"Journalist: What about yourself? How long have you had this understanding and awareness of God?"
"Caitanya Mahāprabhu even does not demand surrender. He is so kind. (voice choking) So take shelter of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and be happy."
"First of all, you have to check yourself whether you firmly believe in the words of God. If you don't believe, there is no question of surrender."
"In the beginning there must be faith. Then one becomes interested in associating with pure devotees."
"If you don't serve Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, then you have to serve your senses, māyā. So your service position will remain."
"When a gentleman loves all children but he has special love for his own children, that is natural. That is not partiality."
"If you are prepared to take His protection, ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyaḥ, then you should immediately attain abhayam, no more fear."
The Only Resort Relief from the hard struggle of material existence (March 5):
"No one can get out of this struggle for existence, which is full of miseries, without accepting a pure devotee of the Lord."
"So unless you pay money, you will never get justice. This is Kali-yuga. Therefore a poor man cannot get justice. He cannot bribe."
"This is Kali-yuga, means 'Plunder the citizens, take money from them, and live comfortably at the cost of the poor citizens.' "
"Pure love for Kṛṣṇa is eternally established in the hearts of the living entities. It is not something to be gained from another source."
"Kṛṣṇa who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all."
"Only by devotional service is the Supreme Truth, Kṛṣṇa, pleased, and by His inconceivable energy He can reveal Himself to the heart of the pure devotee."
"If one engages in the service of the spiritual master, he not only sees the Supreme Personality of Godhead but attains liberation."
"In human society there must be religion. Without religion, human society is only animal society."
"There will be no grain, no milk, no sugar, no fruit. So I have to eat you, and you will have to eat me. Full facility for meat-eating."
"The word Prabhupada is a term of the utmost reverence in Vedic religious circles, and it signifies a great saint even among saints."
"The independence of the conditioned soul does not mean to fight with the obstacles offered by māyā, but to surrender to Kṛṣṇa."
"Although Kṛṣṇa is coming and canvassing, 'Just surrender unto Me,' but still we are revolting. This is our disease."
"Due to the intimate relationship between the soul and the body, the body is important and dear to everyone. Similarly, the soul..."
"You have to cross the Atlantic Ocean, patiently cross. Just sit down tightly on the ship and take advantage of the opportunity."
"Now, whole modern materialistic civilization is depending on the motorcars and aeroplanes, transportation. So if the petroleum supply is stopped..."
"I can understand your concern about the deterioration of the civilization. Yes, the city will be more dangerous place as Kali-yuga advances."
"So there is derangement of the social order in the present-day world. Why? There is no head. They are all rascals. I frankly say it."
"I tell you as a sincere friend that you must immediately retire from active politics if you do not desire to die an inglorious death."
"There are many retired men's house in your country, but they do not know what is the ultimate goal of life."
Real Sannyasa Renouncing everything for serving the Supreme (February 27):
"Sannyāsa means to give up all material contaminated activities for the sake of the Supreme Lord. That is called sannyāsa."
"A loft, Bowery Street. I did not know the Bowery Street was not a good quarter. All bums and drunks."
"I looked in and there was Swami Bhaktivedanta sitting there cross-legged in saffron garments, with the markings on his forehead and nose..."
"This chain is coming down from the highest platform, Krishna. Just like a rope comes down the well..."
"Unless we surrender to the lotus feet of a pure devotee, it is not possible to come to the platform of devotional service."
"I am presenting the genuine thing as it was given by Lord Krishna Himself, or Lord Caitanya Himself, approved by the Great Acaryas..."
"Srila Jagannatha dasa Babaji vigorously performed kirtan and bhajan despite physical limitations."
"It doesn't matter whether he's Indian, American or black and white. No, no conception. Or even human being or animal. He is kind to everyone."
"kṛṣṇa-śakti vinā nahe tāra pravartana. One cannot spread the holy name of Kṛṣṇa without being specifically empowered by Lord Kṛṣṇa."
"Brahmā is undoubtedly the speaker of the Vedic knowledge, but actually he was inspired by the Lord to receive such transcendental knowledge..."
"Only unto one who has unflinching devotion to the Lord and to the spiritual master does transcendental knowledge become automatically revealed."
"The Lord Himself appears as the spiritual master to a person who is sincere in heart about serving the Lord."
"For the simple person it is very easy, and those who are crooked, demons, for them it is very difficult."
"Anyone can adopt this simple method. There is no expenditure, there is no tax, nor is there any need to build a very big church or temple."
"Guru, guru means one who has got perfect knowledge. One who hasn't got perfect knowledge, he cannot become guru."
"Your aim should be whether you are developing love of Godhead or developing love of non-God. That should be the test."
"What I am? Why I have come here? Why I am put into so many miserable condition of life? Is there any remedy?"
"Anyone commits mistake. There is no doubt about it. But after committing mistake, if I stick to that mistake, that is foolishness."
"Anyone who is trying for attaining success, for him, failure is also success, because he's making progress."
"So God or anything about God is beyond the limit of our thinking, speculation. Therefore, we have to learn it submissively."
"So guru's business is to bring out the disciples from darkness to light. That is guru's business. That is guru."
"In my books the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness is explained fully so if there is anything which you do not understand, then you simply have to read..."
"The secret of success in Krishna Consciousness is to render service to Krishna to the best of our capacity. There is no other alternative to this."
"I may be imperfect, you may be imperfect, but when we take knowledge from the perfect, that knowledge is absolute."
"Go on with Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Don't be disappointed or hopeless, even there is some trouble. That is encouraged by Kṛṣṇa in Bhagavad-gītā..."
"I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is adept in playing on His flute, with blooming eyes like lotus petals..."
"Even Cupid becomes attracted by Krishna. We are attracted by Cupid, but Cupid is attracted by Krishna."
"We are giving Krishna consciousness. That is loving, real loving. We are giving him eternal life, eternal bliss."
"The acaryadeva to whom we have assembled tonight to offer our humble homage is not the guru of a sectarian institution..."
"Adore, adore ye all/ The happy day/ Blessed than heaven/ Sweeter than May/ When he appeared at Puri/ The holy place..."
"My Guru Mahārāja said that 'You go to the western country.' If he had said that 'You go to the jungle,' I would have gone."
"Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts..."
"What is night for all beings is the time of awakening for the self-controlled, and the time of awakening for all beings is night for the introspective sage."
"Vaiṣṇava is not so easy. The varṇāśrama-dharma should be established to become a Vaiṣṇava. It is not so easy to become Vaiṣṇava."
"Just like Kṛṣṇa pretended that He was sick, and many physicians came. He said, 'No physician cured Me. If some devotee gives Me the dust of his feet...' "
"The nonsense thing is going on in this world that so-called preachers, they have not perfected their life, but they have become preacher."
"One should become a scientist or philosopher and conduct research into spiritual knowledge, recognizing that spiritual knowledge is permanent..."
"The body of Kṛṣṇa, the ocean of the eternal beauty of youth, can be seen to move in waves of beauty, and there is a whirlwind at the sound of His flute."
"Krishna does not require anyone's help or service, but if we serve Him, even in a very small capacity, He will accept it."
"So always think like that... Do not try to take credit yourself. We should always remember that it is Kṛṣṇa's credit."
"Śrī Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has sung that the best qualification for taking shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya is to be the most fallen..."
"A devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa is always peaceful because he has no desire, whereas the yogīs, karmīs and jñānīs have so many desires to fulfill."
"When the sky is clear of all clouds, the stars at night shine very beautifully; similarly, when a person is actually situated in Kṛṣṇa consciousness..."
"There are many liberated souls and perfected souls, but out of all of them he who is a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is best."
"Lord Nityananda when he was dealing with Jagai and Madhai maintained the maximum amount of tolerance and patience..."
"Only out of His immense compassion does the Personality of Godhead reveal Himself as the spiritual master."
"According to the moral instructions of Cāṇakya Paṇḍita, ātmavat sarva-bhūteṣu: one should observe all living entities to be on the same level as oneself."
"A devotee takes even an unfavorable condition to be the special favor of the Personality of Godhead."
"The whole Bhagavad-gita was spoken to Arjuna simply to convince him that he should work for the satisfaction of Krsna."
"Kṛṣṇa is the ultimate goal of shelter, and as such one should take shelter of Kṛṣṇa either for protection or for annihilation of his distressed condition."
"There are two kinds of servants: the māyā's servant and Kṛṣṇa's servant. Nobody is master. That is illusion. Everyone is servant."
"In warfield such things happen. 'Who is going to take responsibility of so many women and children in this war?' They were blown up."
"Practically I was loitering on the street, and He has given me so many sons, so many houses, so many protection. Shall I not feel grateful? Is it not my duty?"
"He will relish this Kṛṣṇa consciousness so nicely that he will give up all nonsense automatically: 'I don't like it, don't like it.' This is the process."
"Just like a foolish animal, he is seeking water from the desert because it appears there is water. But that is his foolishness."
"So we should always consider that this material world is a dangerous place and therefore we shall chant Lord Nrsimha's Holy Name in order to be protected..."
"The good qualities of the demigods are automatically displayed in the character of a pure devotee. It's not that he says one thing and does another."
"A devotee should always see that his Vaiṣṇava qualities increase with the advancement of his Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"A devotee of the Lord is always kind to everyone; he does not pick quarrels. His interest is in the essence of life, which is spiritual."
"By the grace of the Lord one is elevated to the transcendental position, and then the transcendental mellows of the spiritual world are manifested in him."
"That is Kṛṣṇa conscious. So long you think that 'I can also become like Kṛṣṇa,' then you are not Kṛṣṇa conscious."
"As I have repeatedly said, that Krishna Consciousness is developed by following two parallel lines, means service of Krishna, and service of the Spiritual Master."
"We don't prohibit sex, but illicit sex is most sinful. Most sinful. Unfortunately, they are so rascals, one sex to another, another sex to another..."
"One should not be misled by a pseudo-devotee. He himself must be plain and gentle to receive the instructions of such a pure devotee."
"Without worshiping the lotus feet of a great devotee, one cannot be freed from māyā's influence."
"Ignorance in material existence is compared to darkness, and in all Vedic literatures the Personality of Godhead is compared to the sun."
"As the river flows on till she reaches the sea, similarly pure devotional service flows by the association of pure devotees till it reaches the ultimate goal..."
"There are many things which hinder one from entering devotional service. But by the association of pure devotees all these obstacles are removed."
"Because the devotee always carries the Supreme Personality of Godhead within his heart, wherever he goes becomes a place of pilgrimage..."
"O King, constant chanting of the holy name of the Lord after the ways of the great authorities is the doubtless and fearless way of success for all..."
"The Lord says that the service of His servants is greater than His personal service. Service of the devotee is more valuable than the service of the Lord."
"My dear Nārada, actually I do not reside in My abode, Vaikuṇṭha, nor do I reside within the hearts of the yogīs, but I reside in that place..."
"Even a moment's association with a pure devotee cannot be compared to being transferred to heavenly planets or even merging into the Brahman effulgence..."
"Only by the grace of pure devotees can such unfortunate men be elevated to the position of transcendental service."
"First of all surrender. Tad viddhi. If you want to know this transcendental science, then you must fully surrender. This is first qualification."
"Your ordinary living must be also religious. Otherwise animal. Animal also lives. But if you don't live religiously, that is animal."
"I am not the actual bestower of mercy, rather I am just a messenger for Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu."
"The spiritual master accepts the sinful activities of his disciples from the first initiation. I may give initiation very easily, but what can I do?"
"In this age of Kali, people who are endowed with sufficient intelligence will worship the Lord, who is accompanied by His associates..."
"Transcendental love of Godhead is not under the jurisdiction of the material energy, for it is the transcendental bliss and pleasure potency..."
"The other friends were thinking that 'This man is going to die, and he is going to preach.' (laughing) They said like that. And 'All right, I shall die.' "
"Try to execute this mission wholeheartedly and faithfully, and all of you try to broadcast the message to your best capacity."
"What your lecture will do for three minutes, but if he reads one page his life may be turned."
"We go from door to door canvassing people to join Krishna Consciousness movement means that we are trying to make them fortunate."
"The pure devotees are not only satisfied by knowing everything about the Lord, but are also eager to broadcast the information to others..."
"My dear devotees, take it for granted that if you worship My devotees, that is more than My devotional service."
"The devotees are generally without material prosperity, but they have a very secret treasure-house in the lotus feet of the Lord."
"Without any cultivation of knowledge, without any activities of fruitive action, without any desire, simply to love Kṛṣṇa in order to please Him..."
"Krishna always appreciates when his devotee makes some sacrifice on His behalf, so there is no real difficulty under any conditions..."
"Simply by depending on the mercy of the Lord and carrying out the order of the spiritual master, ones success in spiritual life is guaranteed."
"Difficulty is there always. Even you go to a school there are so many difficulties. But if you practice with vow and rigidity, you become successful."
"Surrendering oneself is in one's own hand. If one likes, he can surrender immediately, without delay, and that begins his spiritual life."
"Some scholars recommend that knowledge and renunciation are important factors for elevating oneself to devotional service. But actually that is not a fact."
"When one becomes serious to follow the mission of the spiritual master, his resolution is tantamount to seeing the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
"So when we are put into difficulties while discharging Krishna Conscious duties, it is to be understood that Krishna puts us in a field of austerities..."
"Still in India there are many yogis. They come at Kumbha-mela. We have seen some of them. They are some of them are 700 years old..."
"Of course, it is Kali-yuga. There are so many so-called mahātmās in dress for earning livelihood. That kind of mahātmā is not required."
"So by advancing in love for Kṛṣṇa, you can love your society, your country, your community, your family, your husband, your wife, your children, your friend..."
"Most erudite scholar also can take part, and an innocent child who has no education, no literary sense, he can also take part equally."
"A devotee always consults Kṛṣṇa, and Kṛṣṇa tells him, 'Do like this.' Not figuratively; practically."
We Live in God Not a part time transcendental recreation (December 30):
"Wherever we live we worship God. We are not official worshippers. We worship wherever we are."
"Good things do not come so easily; you know the difficulties that I encountered in my first year in your country."
"I thought his ideas stood a good chance of taking hold because he seemed so practical. His head didn't seem to be in the clouds."
"There are eight kinds of siddhis the yogīs can attain. But a devotee does not want all these things. He has no demand."
"My dear King, one who derides an exalted devotee loses the results of his pious activities, his opulence, his reputation and his sons."
"So at least for a few days let us sit down here, and under the protection of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī and Jīva Gosvāmī."
"My mission is develop the glories of Srila Jiva Goswami all over the world and I think you should cooperate with my honest endeavour."
"They are just like the ocean of love of God, and they are popular both with the gentle and with the ruffians, because they are not envious of anyone."
"The transcendental qualities are conducive to liberation, whereas the demonic qualities make for bondage."
"It is a very regrettable fact that many unauthorized so-called yogīs come to the Western countries and exploit people's inclination towards yoga practice."
"Who will not respect Jesus Christ? He sacrificed everything for God, even his life. So who is that rascal that he'll not respect to Jesus Christ?"
Swami Jesus Some time the Lord speaks through innocent child (December 25):
"Lord Jesus preached the message of God and I have taken up the same mission, and it would be a good luck for me if I can follow the foot prints of Lord Jesus..."
"A pure devotee simply wants to engage in the service of the Lord without material desire, and if he wants this within the core of his heart..."
"I don't make any miracles or create any gold or this or that. No. These boys and girls, they are captivated to me not by miracles, but by chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa."
"A Vaiṣṇava must think like that, that 'I am rotten. I have no value.' Don't be proud. Then the things will go on nicely."
"A pure devotee of the Lord is exactly in a family tie with the Lord, and therefore he is undeterred in discharging his duty..."
"The smile of such a Krishna conscious person is so attractive that simply by smiling he wins so many admirers, disciples and followers."
"Just like I am Indian, but I have come to Western countries to teach love of God. It is not that I am satisfied only in myself that I love God..."
"Mahātmā means whose mind is great. The mind is great. He's not thinking ordinary things. He's thinking of greater subject matter."
"Śrīla Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura has sung that the devotees of Lord Caitanya are so powerful that each one of them can deliver a universe."
"As long as one is not favored by the dust of the feet of pure devotees, one cannot even touch the path of devotional service..."
"A pure devotee is never very anxious to go back to the kingdom of God. He entirely depends on the good will of the Lord."
"A pure devotee’s position is that he has no enemy because he is not envious. A pure devotee is always open to everyone, and he does not discriminate..."
"So, in all cases, there is no question about the necessity of accepting a spiritual master. The only stipulation is that the spiritual master should be bona fide..."
"You love your wife. You love your children. You love your country. You love your society. There are so many loving aspect. But when you love Kṛṣṇa..."
"Surrender to Kṛṣṇa whatever you possess. What you possess? You possess your body, you possess your mind and, it may be, you possess a home..."
"Under the dictation of māyā, he is thinking, 'This is my enemy; this is my friend,' and he's acting like that. But when he becomes Kṛṣṇa conscious..."
"Without the mercy of the pure devotee, one cannot get freedom by any means. Certainly a pure devotee's association is necessary..."
"To get some material benefit, the conditioned soul approaches these pseudo sannyāsīs and yogīs for cheap blessings, but he does not receive any benefit..."
Raja-Dharma Saintly kings protected society in Vedic times (December 14):
"Rāja-dharma is a great science, unlike modern diplomacy for political supremacy. The kings were trained systematically to become munificent..."
"In the glorious days, or before the advent of the age of Kali, the brāhmaṇas, the cows, the women, the children and the old men were properly given protection."
"Acaryas in the disciplic succession of Lord Chaitanya teach us that we shall try to place the message of Lord Chaitanya very humbly to the people in general..."
"It is not that I know everything. I do not know anything, but I, I am surrendered to a person who knows everything."
"Unless you think yourself helpless, you cannot surrender. Surrender is complete when you think yourself that you are helpless."
Real Freedom Freedom from birth, death, old age and disease (December 12):
"The fact is that we are under the stringent laws of material nature. We have no freedom. That we do not know. We are struggling so much."
"No protection for woman, no protection of children, no respect for brahminical culture. So it is the animal civilization. Polished animal, that's all."
"You try to understand this Kṛṣṇa consciousness philosophy with all your reason or argument. But try to understand it seriously. Don't make it a farce."
"We don't manufacture any ideas. That is not our business. Therefore we present this Bhagavad-gītā as it is. As it is. We don't change it."
"Wherever there is Kṛṣṇa, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory..."
"An important man in the social order can be known by his mercy only. Similarly, one must be very dear to the Lord in order to know the Lord."
"All the potencies of the Lord are there when one reads Bhagavad-gītā, provided it is read in the way recommended in the Gītā by the Lord Himself."
"The froggish philosophers and mundane wranglers in science and mathematical calculation may not believe in the inconceivable potency of the Supreme..."
"Unless one is specifically empowered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he cannot spread the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement."
"Do not waste your time in that way. Better you utilize your valuable time to understand Kṛṣṇa. Then your life is successful."
"The whole system was that. Love exchange. I give you some service; you give me something, out of your love."
"In Bengali, there is one nice verse. I remember. 'O, what is that voice across the sea, calling, calling, come here... come here?' "
"When you are typing, you should know that it is as good as chanting, because the work is also on the matter of Krishna."
"We are modern day Vaisnavas and we must preach vigorously using all the means available."
"So go on with your organization for distribution of my books through press and other modern media and Krishna will certainly be pleased upon you."
"The purport is that for transcendental writing one must be an authorized Vaisnava and should write to purify oneself, not for credit."
"Those who have been condemned by māyā are rescued by the mercy of devotees."
"However you make your plan to live here permanently, you cannot live here. You have to give up."
"Śrīla Prabhupāda, if we think about our spiritual master, is that as good as thinking about Kṛṣṇa?"
"The spiritual master is the representative of God. Whatever you offer to the spiritual master, it goes to God."
"You have asked if it is true that the Spiritual Master remains in the material universe until all of His disciples are transferred to the Spiritual Sky."
"So far your questions are concerned. Nityananda is the principle of the Guru. So, the Gurudeva is the incarnation of Nityananda."
"It is said that a single pure devotee of the Lord can deliver all the fallen souls of the world. Thus one who is actually in the confidence of a pure devotee..."
"I don’t say, 'You have to accept that God’s name is Krishna and no other.' No. I say, 'Please obey God. Please try to love God.' "
Guru-Bhakti I am interested only with the words of my guru (December 1):
"Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura has taught very, very nicely about guru. Therefore he has written in Gurvaṣṭaka, yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ."
"Suppose if I say, 'Take this bag, 100,000 dollars,' you can take it. Immediately you become rich man. Why don't you take it?"
"Although He's neutral, still, the person who is devotee, who's always thinking of Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa consciousness, oh, there is a special protection, special."
"For a devotee, being situated in the heavenly planets and being in the hellish planets are equal, for a devotee lives neither in heaven nor in hell..."
"Pure devotees of the Lord are not enthusiastic to put aside their service to the Lord in order to go visit holy places of pilgrimage."
"Just like father. If he sees, 'My son is suffering there, leaving home,' he tries to get him back."
"The spiritual master, bona fide spiritual, means he has to receive the power from authority. Otherwise it is useless."
"The murti of the Spiritual Master should be treated as good as the Deity. Saksad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair..."
"By the Grace of Guru one gets Krishna and by the Grace of Krishna one gets a bona fide Guru."
"The difference between a devotee and a nondevotee is this, just like the bee and the fly: the bee always is attracted by the honey..."
"Think of Kṛṣṇa; He'll guide you. Very easy thing. Man-manā. Always think of Kṛṣṇa, then there is no question of falling down."
"Is it very difficult? Meditation, perfect meditation. Always, twenty-four hours. You cannot forget Kṛṣṇa. Just like a lover cannot forget beloved."
"Why is it, Prabhupāda, that in earlier parts of the Kali-yuga no one like yourself came throughout the rest of the world and preached Kṛṣṇa consciousness?"
"Great authorities should be followed; otherwise, if we simply depend on the scriptures, we are sometimes misled by rascals..."
"The pure devotee thinks himself fallen into the ocean of birth and death and incessantly prays to the Lord to lift him up."
"This sva-dharma means this brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya, śūdra. This is sva-dharma. And Arjuna belonged to the kṣatriya; therefore his sva-dharma..."
"Occupational duty means to stick with one type of occupation which is just suitable for me, considering that it is my duty..."
"Our farm projects are an extremely important part of our movement. We must become self-sufficient by growing our own grains and producing our own milk..."
"So, so long Kṛṣṇa or God is present, or His representative is present, the affairs of the world go very nicely. But as soon as they disappear..."
"We have got philosophy, science, theology, ethics, morality, everything— everything that is required to be known in human form of life."
"Kṛṣṇa says that out of many, many thousands of people, somebody is interested for making perfection of his life. And out of many, many thousands..."
"For advancement of material knowledge there is a need for personal ability and researching aptitude, but in the case of spiritual knowledge..."
"This human form of body is a most valuable boat, and the spiritual master is the captain, guru-karṇadhāram, to guide the boat in plying across the ocean..."
"Just like if you want to cross the Atlantic Ocean from New York, if the wind is blowing westward, then your journey becomes very favorable."
"So don't be worried about the clutches of Maya. Be fixed up in your determination and go on serving the Supreme Lord, Krishna..."
"We have to acquire the grace of Kṛṣṇa. Then we can see Kṛṣṇa. Then we can talk with Kṛṣṇa, then we can do everything. He is a person."
"You are thinking of one newspaper daily. We could issue every second a newspaper about spiritual news."
"Our movement is for ananda, simply bliss, and the method of pushing this movement is chanting, dancing, feasting and philosophizing."
"This is śāstra: 'In the Kali-yuga people will think very, think themselves of very beautiful feature by keeping long hairs.' That is stated."
"Just like Lord Jesus Christ said that 'You hate the sin, not the sinner.' Not the sinner. This is very nice."
"There are two kinds of living entities: nitya-siddha and nitya-baddha. Nitya-siddha means they never fall a victim of māyā. That is nitya-siddha."
"This Back to Godhead will always remain the backbone of the Society because the more the magazine is popular the more our Society becomes popular."
"Why is it recommended in the Nectar of Devotion that a Vaiṣṇava should worship Gaṇapati?"
"As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb..."
"In our conditioned life we are trying to satisfy our senses, and in our Kṛṣṇa consciousness life we are satisfying to please Kṛṣṇa."
"So Caitanya Mahāprabhu is giving that. What is that? Kṛṣṇa-prema. Simply by loving Kṛṣṇa, you are promoted. This is the greatest gift."
"'You just take shelter of Me, and I take charge of you.' This is the whole proposition of Bhagavad-gītā. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Guru means weight, heavy, heavier, heavier in knowledge. So you have to find out a person who is heavier than you, not ordinary."
"You cannot become guru unless you are agent to draw out the mercy water from the ocean of mercy of Kṛṣṇa. That is guru."
"Kṛpā means mercy. 'You are the ocean of mercy.' And patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo, 'And you are deliverer of the fallen souls.' "
"Vaiṣṇava is the ocean of mercy. There is no end. As you cannot, I mean to say, draw all the waters from the ocean, it is not possible."
"So difficulties may be there, but you have to struggle against the difficulties and you have to adopt the process. Then your difficulties will be over."
"Just a child is trying to stand, he may fall down. But that does not mean he should give up the idea. Go on. A time will come when he will be perfect."
"A disciple should serve the spiritual master as a menial servant, and whatever he has in his possession should be dedicated to the spiritual master."
"If you have no respect for Kṛṣṇa, if you have no faith in Kṛṣṇa, there is no advancement of spiritual life or yoga life."
"I am in Vṛndāvana because wherever I go in my apartment or in my temple I live with Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"Everyone thinks, 'Oh, I am the lord. I am the monarch of all I survey. Why shall I surrender?' "
"Familiarity sometimes breeds contempt, but one should be very careful in one's dealings with the ācārya."
"There is no room for personal whims; we must always be guided by the pleasure of the Lord."
"Simply our prayer should be, My dear Krishna, please remind me to always chant Your Holy Name, please do not put me into forgetfulness."
"The Lord is satisfied if someone offers Him a nice prayer, and similarly, if someone decries His existence or calls Him by ill names, God is dissatisfied."
"You asked me to pray for the devotees, and that is the only business of my life."
"We have worked very hard and established a great institution, but if we think for our personal benefit then it will become ruined."
"Devotional service must be without any material ambition and there is no material impediment which can check advancement in devotional service."
"Prabhupada immediately suggests that he write poetry on the subjects and pastimes of Krishna."
"When Lord Caitanya asked Rāmānanda Rāya what is considered to be the most painful existence, Rāmānanda Rāya replied that separation..."
"A pure devotee always thinks himself as not-devotee. That is a good attitude. If one thinks he is big devotee that is not good..."
"Whatever is being done, it is due to His Divine Grace only. So my business is just to carry out His order."
"No, I am lower than you. I am the lowest of the all creatures. I am simply trying to execute the order of my spiritual master. That's all."
"I am very insignificant. I have no capacity. My business is only to convey the message of Kṛṣṇa."
"Just like in a glass there is some ink, and if you fill up with water, the full glass, the ink will vanish; there will be no more ink. It will be all, all white."
"So we should receive knowledge of God, message of God, from a person who is not a devil. Then it will be effective. Otherwise, it will act as poison."
"Even if we present our Back to Godhead or any other literature in broken languages, it does not matter because the glorification of the Lord is there."
"There are many karmīs in the dress of devotees, but the Supreme Personality of Godhead can detect their purpose."
"No! There is no adjustment. The only adjustment is quit this place. That is the function of this human form of life."
"We should be cautious: 'Why shall I become unfortunate? I must become fortunate.' So that, to become fortunate, is not very difficult thing."
"You just try your best to serve Lord Krishna, and if any perplexing circumstances arise, just pray to Krishna to give you strength."
"You have asked about whether nuclear devastation on this planet would effect the Sankirtan Movement. No, there is nothing that can stop the Sankirtan..."
"When a bee approaches the pārijāta tree, it gets unlimited supplies of honey. There is no need to go to another tree."
"For living entities who are destined to give up the body and die, association with pure devotees is the highest benediction."
"When the pure devotees assemble to chant, hear and talk about the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the place where they assemble becomes Vaikuṇṭha."
"You must always ask the Lord's grace to make you in the right position. It is not for your sense gratification..."
"If someone is engaged in devotional service and he commits an offense at the feet of a pure devotee..."
"Don't neglect me because I am so sinful, my past life is so black. Don't neglect me. Please accept me. Don't kick me away."
I Beg Priority Disappearance of Srila Narottama das Thakura (October 18):
"'My dear Lord Caitanya, please have mercy upon me. There is no one who is as merciful as You. My plea is most urgent..."
"This age is especially meant for dissension, therefore whenever there is such occasion we should simply call for the help of Krishna."
"'All right, I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa. If Kṛṣṇa is giving me suffering, that's all right.' That is surrender."
"An ācārya who comes for the service of the Lord cannot be expected to conform to a stereotype, for he must find the ways and means..."
"A class of so-called devotees known as prākṛta-sahajiyās sometimes display devotional symptoms to exhibit their good fortune. They are pretending..."
"So don't indulge in such a way, that 'Krishna's dancing and our dancing is the same.' Then you will be mistaken. That will be offense."
"Why do you come to university, school and college? To hear from an experienced professor. He knows, and you acquire the knowledge by hearing."
"We have to learn something from the dog. The dog also is a teacher: how to become faithful to the master."
"If one wants to become the servant of the Lord directly, this is not as fruitful as engaging in the service of the Lord's servant."
"Suppose if I love somebody and if I don't give him something, don't eat something or give him something eatable, then what kind of love it is?"
"Why you become anxious for our children? Because there is love. So whole scheme is that you have to transfer your attachment to Kṛṣṇa."
"We should not be very much after comforts and become complacent or self-contented."
"When Kṛṣṇa puts me into suffering, there must be some purpose. So we should welcome because it is Kṛṣṇa's mercy."
"When such impediments arise he should simply think of Kṛṣṇa and expect His mercy. That is the only solace."
"A pure devotee never thinks himself as great; he always thinks that other devotees are greater than himself."
"This is Vaiṣṇava philosophy. Vaiṣṇava shall work hard, undergo all tribulation, for others. He has no problem."
"And so far your telling me that some other devotees discouraged you in the past, I also had trouble with some of my Godbrothers..."
"'By engaging one's tongue in chanting and taking prasad, simultaneously following the regulative principles, the Lord reveals Himself..."
"This fighting spirit will destroy everything, but what can I do, you American and European boys are trained up in this fighting attitude."
"Brāhmaṇa is perfect gentleman. Who feels for others, that is gentleman. Who does not feel for others, for his sense gratification, he is a rogue."
"A man bound by the hands and feet cannot free himself—he must be helped by a person who is unbound."
"Presently people are so fallen that they cannot distinguish between a liberated soul and a conditioned soul."
"Where is such literature throughout the whole world? It is all Kṛṣṇa's mercy. Every line is perfect."
"Sometimes I did not even know where I was to live, neither when I came did I have any friends."
"People may say that I've done wonderful, but there is nothing magic. Because I am following Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Leader, so far it has become successful."
"So they gave me a free ticket, and the government allowed me to take with me forty rupees. In this state, condition, I started for New York. You see?"
"I came here in your country risking my life. And still although I am physically unfit, I am trying to execute the orders of my Guru Maharaja as far as possible."
"In the material world a servant works when money is paid, wages. A devotee is not like that. A devotee serves Kṛṣṇa out of duty."
"As soon as the Lord finds that a particular soul is very eager to go back to Godhead, the Lord at once sends His bona fide representative."
"This is the business of the disciple, how to glorify the spiritual master, paramparā."
"Whenever an ācārya comes, following the superior orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or His representative, he establishes..."
"Do not try to innovate or create anything or manufacture anything, that will ruin everything."
"Just like Caitanya Mahāprabhu, He's the symbol of Rādhārāṇī's mahā-bhāva. He says that 'I do not love Kṛṣṇa. I do not know how to love Kṛṣṇa.' "
"Just see how Radharani is great. Just try to understand the greatness of Radharani. Therefore She is so great, and we have to offer our respect."
"While glorifying Radharani and invoking Her blessings, we should always be conscious of our indebtedness to Srila Prabhupada for opening our eyes..."
"In our lifetime, if we can fix up at least one soul in Krishna Consciousness, Krishna immediately recognizes the service."
"So long we have got this material body the problems of birth, death, old age, and disease will continue. Therefore, to help the devotees..."
"Actually in our movement there is no such thing as big or small. Everyone is a devotee."
"In the transcendental loving service of the Lord, it doesn't matter whether we are working, cooking, painting, writing, chanting, or whatever..."
"I understand, Śrīla Prabhupāda, that the pure devotee can be as pervasive as Supersoul?
"The increasing numbers of Western readers interested in classical Vedic thought have been done a service by Swami Bhaktivedanta."
"The body of Krishna, the ocean of the eternal beauty of youth, can be seen to move in waves of beauty. There is a whirlwind at the sound of His flute..."
"Sometimes the Lord gives extraordinary powers to His devotee, but the devotee knows always that the power belongs to the Personality of Godhead..."
"There is no doubt about one's becoming freed from all reactions to sinful activities after visiting a devotee or touching his lotus feet..."
"In the absolute world there is no difference in quality between the Supreme Lord and His pure devotee."
"For a conditioned soul, therefore, it is very important to hear from the mouth of a pure devotee, who is fully surrendered to the lotus feet of the Lord..."
"It is said that a single pure devotee of the Lord can deliver all the fallen souls of the world."
"Now, because it is my duty, I have brought some message for you people. Because I am ordered by superior, my spiritual master..."
"The ship started at about 11 o'clock in the morning majestically. I do not feel any jerking whatsoever. But on reaching the Bay of Bengal...
"Now we have got so many students and so many temples but I am fearful that if we expand too much in this way that we shall become weakened..."
"Because they love Kṛṣṇa, or God, therefore they love all living entities, because all living entities are in relationship with Kṛṣṇa."
"In my opinion, a single sincere soul can maintain a center. You know I started the center at 26 2nd Ave. alone."
"So far as my taking botheration in coming to your country, I must take this so-called botheration for Krishna. But what botheration I have taken?"
"So I am requesting all of my students to read my books very seriously every day without fail."
"In the transcendental loving service of the Lord, it doesn't matter whether we are working, cooking, painting, writing, chanting, or whatever..."
"If he is not completely purified, he has to suffer another birth. Nobody is allowed to enter into the spiritual unless he is cent percent pure."
"If you can make one child Kṛṣṇa conscious, it is a great service. Kṛṣṇa will be very pleased."
"When guru speaks, you cannot argue. That is not the process. You should accept a guru who is infallible. Otherwise it is useless."
"Millions have been cheated, because they want to be cheated. God is omniscient. He can understand your desires."
"Even by mistake you have come to a rascal who does not know how to become guru, you can reject him. Why should you stick to him? Reject him."
"I am so glad to learn that Sriman George is making good advancement in Krishna consciousness. He is a good soul and I am praying for him..."
"I liked Prabhupada’s humbleness. I always liked his humility and his simplicity. The servant of the servant of the servant is really what it is, you know."
"Krishna Consciousness means we should always be satisfied and happy, not that we must work something impossible, becoming overburdened..."
"Everything one possesses should be offered to him, for it is enjoined that one should deliver whatever he has to the spiritual master."
"The bridegroom comes, 'Now we are married and I love you, you love me. You go home; I remain here.' Is that very good proposal?"
"Advancement in Kṛṣṇa consciousness does not depend on any materially prosperous or distressed condition."
"If you have got any duplicity in your mind, then you'll never be successful in any field of activities."
"Kṛṣṇa said, 'No, no, no, no. It is not like that. His position is not like that. His position is better still, even if he has fallen down.' "
"Kṛṣṇa consciousness does not mean to become lazy. You have to act practically for Kṛṣṇa. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
"It does not matter that you do not live within our temple, since you say your health does not permit. But you can make your home a temple for Krsna."
"Prahlāda Mahārāja also was opposed by his father, what to speak of others. These things will happen, but we should not be disappointed..."
"Kṛṣṇa said, 'Even if you are pauper, you try; you'll get everything.' But I thought, 'Without money, how this can be done?' "
"Regarding your question, 'What does Rama mean in Hare Rama? Is this Balarama or Lord Ramacandra?' "
"So there is a class of men always who do not like saintly persons and do not believe in God. So they are demons."
"After taking sannyas I was more engaged in writing my books without any attempt to construct temples or to make disciples..."
"Sometime in the year 1935 when His Divine Grace was staying at Rādhā-kuṇḍa, I went to see him from Bombay."
"Even if we present our Back to Godhead or any other literature in broken languages, it does not matter because the glorification of the Lord is there."
"Srila Prabhupada wrote and published over 80 volumes of spiritual literature which he considered to be his most important contribution."
"I have simply presented the scriptures such as Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam as they are. Therefore just see the effect they have on the world."
"You'll find in the picture: there is this mṛdaṅga and press. He was very much fond of press. In the very beginning of his, this life, he started one press
"These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we must be very careful to protect them."
"Krishna and Krishna's name nondifferent. As soon as you chant Hare Krishna, that means Krishna is dancing on your tongue."
"That is my misdeed—that I accepted some disciples who are nonsense. That is my misdeed."
"I am also glad to see that bona fide students like you will undergo any kind of trouble for the satisfaction of the spiritual master. That is the way..."
"Such brāhmaṇas were not paid servants of the king, and therefore they had the strength to dictate to the king on the principles of scriptures."
"Brāhmaṇa is eager to see that people are educated. 'Take free education and be educated. Be a human being.' This is brāhmaṇa's business."
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees who come to this world are executing a mission..."
"'Give blessings to my son that he may become a Rādhārāṇī's servant.' That was my father's prayer."
"That is not ordinary favor. So that when everything is taken away, he will completely surrender to Kṛṣṇa, 'Kṛṣṇa, I have nothing except You.' "
"Life cannot be prolonged by heart transplant. You cannot increase the duration of life. One can perhaps give some relief to disease, that is another thing..."
"Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, guru more murkha dekhi. 'My spiritual master saw Me a fool number one.' Was He fool number one? He's God Himself."
"We are very tiny, and so we cannot really do very much. Simply we can engage our time and energy, and that is all Krishna sees."
"Devotee: What is the thing that will please you most, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: Hmm?"
"Mundane votes have no jurisdiction to elect a Vaiṣṇava ācārya. A Vaiṣṇava ācārya is self-effulgent..."
"How do you regard suicide, and would there be any exceptional circumstances that might justify it?"
"Should we always endeavor in spite of pain to push ourselves in Kṛṣṇa consciousness?"
"Kṛṣṇa sees the service. Defeated or victorious, depend on Kṛṣṇa. But fighting must be there."
"And to answer your last question, where will I go at the time of death if I am thinking of my spiritual master?"
"A lot of devotees, they never read the books, but they're doing the chanting. It will progress them without reading the books?"
"If one reads one line of this literature, although it is presented in broken language, but if he simply hears there is Kṛṣṇa..."
"Vaiṣṇava is always thinking himself helpless. Helpless. And begging help from the previous ācārya."
"Because they are keeping the show of spiritual master, but within they have got a different, ulterior purpose. So they are more unfortunate."
"A pure devotee of the Lord never thinks of himself as the proprietor of his home. He surrenders everything unto the supreme control of the Lord..."
"There are many examples in history of persons who have been very much disabled physically, but still have executed Krishna Consciousness."
"Krishna is absolute, so there is no such thing as success or failure in Krishna Consciousness, or in other words, there is no question of failure..."
"So we are all in wretched condition under the grip of material nature, always suffering threefold miseries. So we should be conscious."
"I am simply a servant of God, so I require assistance. If someone helps me even a little, I am eternally indebted to him."
"By such mercy, even if a devotee is dumb he can speak or write to glorify the Lord splendidly, even if lame he can cross mountains..."
Kripa-Siddha Perfection attained by the mercy of superiors (January 26):
"They were thieves and rogues, very fallen condition. But Nityānanda Prabhu wanted to show an example..."
"By the blessings of a Vaiṣṇava, everything is possible. This is described in Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu as kṛpā-siddhi..."
"So this was confirmed by the Lord: 'Not only your father—his father's father, his father, his father, up to fourteen generations—everyone is liberated...'"
"The spiritual master must observe how inquisitive the disciple is and how eager he is to understand the transcendental subject matter."
"An empowered person who is actually engaged in the confidential service of the Lord should not be treated as an ordinary human being..."
"So, my Guru Mahārāja is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa, his guru is servant of Kṛṣṇa."
"The true ācārya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa’s mercy."
"Kaunteya, My dear son of Kunti, Arjuna, you can declare throughout the whole world that My devotees will never be vanquished. You can declare that."
"Sometimes we see that a devotee may be very sincere, but at the same time he becomes weak somehow, and he falls down."
"He has not yet finished his sinful activities; therefore it takes some time. Neither he surrenders fully."
"There is no question of interpretation. Then the authority is gone. As soon as you interpret, then there is no authority."
"Suppose I am very much advanced in spiritual knowledge, but I should not be very much proud of it."
"Read, hear about Bhagavad-gītā from the pure devotees, not from the rascals. Then you'll never get any benefit."
"Self-made guru cannot be guru. He must be authorized by the bona fide guru. Then he's guru."
"When I point out some discrepancy of my disciples, it is always with good will so you can become the best servant of Krishna."
"In the material condition of life the consciousness of the living entity is covered over in varying degrees by the material energy..."
"I am very much stressing at this point that all of my students shall be very much conversant with the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness..."
"Yes, you do not know how to serve Krishna, so you simply assist your guru—we must always think like this..."
"So the devotees, they do not want anything material. They are not captivated by so-called followers."
"For the past three or four years we've been posting compilations of about 10-12 Prabhupada quotes strung together on various topics."