1. The psychology of chastity

    ...the psychology is that woman, the first man she meets and if she is kept carefully, she becomes staunch lover. This is psychology. There is good psychology in maintaining the society. Therefore a woman, especially in India, especially in Bengal, before attaining puberty, she was married. Not to meet the husband unless she attains puberty. But she remained at father's house, but she must know that: "I am married. I have got husband." This psychology.
  2. not ksatriyas, they are demons

    Krsna arranged: "All right, you come together and finish yourselves." So this arrangement will be done, that all atomic bomb will come in warfield -- one, next, third war. Finished. All these demons will be finished. That is not ksatriya. This is demonic. Ksatriyas' business is to see that the four orders of life are maintained properly, not increasing military strength only, overburdened. Everyone is spending 75% of the revenue for military. Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam [Bg. 4.8]....
  3. Reading the Bible and killing animals

    You can read also Bible. That is nice. We do not say that don't read Bible. Read something, but learn something. Jesus Christ said, "Thou shall not kill." You learn this art. But you read Bible and kill animals, then what is your benefit? First of all try to understand that you read Christ and you violate his order, then what is the use of reading? You follow. Then that is reading.
  4. Why Christianity has fallen down

    The priests are after money. They are not first class; they are low-class men. This is the reason that Christianity has fallen down. The priests cannot speak straightforwardly. There is a straightforward commandment – "Thou shalt not kill." But because people are already killing, the priests are afraid to present the commandment straightforwardly.
  5. Remember our abominable past

    Those engaged in broadcasting the holy name of Narayana, Krsna, through the Krsna consciousness movement should always consider what our position was before we came and what it is now. We had fallen into abominable lives as meat-eaters, drunkards and woman hunters who performed all kinds of sinful activities, but now we have been given the opportunity to chant the Hare Krsna mantra. Therefore we should always appreciate this opportunity.
  6. Working very hard for nothing

    People do not stop to consider that they are actually working very hard for nothing. One who earns millions of dollars cannot really eat much more than a man who makes ten dollars. A man who earns millions of dollars cannot mate with millions of women. That is not within his power. His mating power is the same as one who earns ten dollars, just as his power of eating is the same. This is to say that our...
  7. Why is our Krsna white?

    Suklo raktas tatha pita idanim krsnatam gatah [SB 10.8.13]: "Your child had formerly white color." White color... Sometimes some critics criticize us that "Krsna everywhere, He is black. Why in your temple white?" But it is said that sukla, suklo raktas tatha pita idanim krsnatam gatah: "Your son had other colors also, white and red and yellow, and now He has assumed blackish color."
  8. Continual war, because they are dogs

    ...continually war, strain, politics, diplomacy, lecture, parliament. There is no finishing of war. There is no finishing. It will go on. Just like same example: if you keep the dogs as dogs, they'll going on barking. It will never finish. So this is the civilization of dog work. It is not human civilization. Therefore it is going on. War is not stopped. Where is stop? War is stopped? No. Going on. And it will go on, because they are...
  9. We are not escapists

    Prabhupada: People think that "These Krsna conscious men, Hare Krsna people, they are escaping." What is that, escaping? Devotee: Escapist . Prabhupada: We are not escaping. We are practically taking the real activities. Param drstva nivartate [Bg. 2.59]. Although people see that we do not work, we do not go to the factory, we do not to the mine, we do not go to the so many, so many things, or professional. We do not become lawyer, engineer. They say that we...
  10. We have substance, no need for tricks

    Your idea for 5 different articles in BTG monthly is very nice. I like your "topical articles" also. Keep them simple and Krishna Conscious, avoiding too much bending to the public taste, but if they are appropriate to current problems, then it is nice proposal. Rayarama tried this too, but his style was not very appealing to me. Actually, people are seeking after transcendental reading matter more and more, so if we stick to our standard, as I have...
  11. Krsna is not meant for the Hindus, but Hindus should know Krsna first

    Krsna is not meant for the Hindus, but Krsna appeared in Hindustan. Therefore it is the duty of all Hindus to know Krsna first. And they also conscious. Every Hindu knows Krsna. Every Hindu observes the Janmastami, Krsna's birthday. But they are not very serious to understand Krsna as a follower. Just like Christian: they admit they are Christian but don't follow the Christian principles. So that Hindus are also like that. Nobody is following Krsna's instruction.