A pure devotee is kept in the hand of Krsna
- September 3, 2021
Real dharma is sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja [BG 18.66]. This is dharma. All bogus type of dharma - Hindu religion, Muslim religion, this religion, that religion - they are not dharma. Therefore it is said here, sa vai pumsam paro dharmah. Parah means Supreme. What is that? Yato bhaktir adhoksaje, "Wherein this is taught, 'Just surrender to the Supreme Lord, Krishna,' that is first-class religion." All other religions, they are bogus. That is not religion.
Srila Prabhupada, SB 1.2.6, Calcutta, February 26, 1974
So you all, boys and girls, those who have come from America, I am very much thankful to you. But don't be less serious. Be very serious. And another thing I'll request especially to the Americans, that America has got good potentiality to save the world, so if you preach very nicely in your country... And not all of them will be interested, but if a section of men in your country, you can turn them to become Krsna conscious, it will be great benefit to the whole world. But the aim is the same, punar-janma-jayaya: to gain victory over this process of birth, death and old age. This is not fiction; this is fact. People are not serious. But you can teach your people; otherwise, the whole human society is at risk. They are like animals.
Srila Prabhupada, Lecture on CC Adi-lila 1.11 — Mayapur, April 4, 1975
In the absolute world there is no distinction as me, or he, and I. Krishna and His representative is the same. Just like Krishna can be present simultaneously in millions of places. Similarly, the Spiritual Master also can be present wherever the disciple wants. A Spiritual Master is the principle, not the body. Just like a television can be seen in thousands of places by the principle of relay monitoring.
From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Malati — Allston, Mass 28 May, 1968
You yourself must be ideal in following the rules and regulations, rising early, and restricting eating and sleeping. The less a person is concerned with material enjoyment such as eating, sex and sleeping, the more he is spiritually advanced. If the "devotee'' himself lives like a hog or dog how can he preach?
Srila Prabhupada; letter, 26 Jan 1977
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