1. The meaning of faith

    Prabhupada: What do you mean by faith? Atreya Rsi: Conviction. Prabhupada: What is that conviction? Describe it. Atreya Rsi: That Krsna is the controller. Prabhupada: Krsna is controller. You may have faith or no faith, that doesn't matter. Hari-sauri: If one is convinced that Krsna will always protect him.
  2. Hearing from other sources

    Madhudvisa: Prabhupada, I have heard from different sources that there is a vibration that is going on in the universe at all times. When they refer to this vibration, are they referring to the om, the sacred om vibration? Prabhupada: First of all, you should stop to receive any knowledge from any other source.
  3. Invoke the Blessings of the Desire-Tree

    A pure devotee is just like the Desire-Tree from whom we can have on request everything desirable. This is no myth or bluff but it is actual fact. The devotee can deliver to us the mercy of God and what is not obtainable by one who has got the mercy of God? Therefore the devotees are the most magnanimous in their charitable disposition of mind.
  4. Statistical analysis of the enlightened

    Guest: How many other people are there on this planet who have made as much spiritual progress as you have? Prabhupäda: Many. But not many, but there are many also. There is no statistics in my possession. But... The formula is that what is the use of taking statistics how many there are? Why don't you become one of them? [laughter] Why you are wasting time in that way?
  5. Krsna’s test

    Atreya Rsi: Is it true, Srila Prabhupada, that Krsna is testing us every day? We're having tests, opportunities... Prabhupada: No, just like if you want responsible post, then there is question of test. If you want to become a vagabond, remain vagabond. Where is question of test?
  6. Appreciations of Srila Prabhupada from Direct Disciples

    H.H. Mukunda Goswami ACBSP 1966: "Srila Prabhupada was not an ordinary spiritual master; he saved me. H.H. Satsvarupa Goswami ACBSP 1966: "Srila Prabhupada gave to me, to my whole generation, and to future generations the precious gift of realization that God is not dead, but He lives in the spiritual world; we are meant to live eternally with Him in bliss and full knowledge and, as part of Prabhupada's gift, we do this by taking up bhakti-yoga, and especially the...
  7. Revive India’s village culture

    India is going down by giving up this original cultural life which is its own. The government is enamored by the glittering civilization of the West, and it was a definite policy of our late prime minister, Mr. Nehru, who wanted to see India overnight as rich and materially advanced as America. It was, of course, Gandhi's policy to concentrate his organization in village life, taking to simple life and cow protection.