1. Wonderful Prabhupada

    Tamala Krsna Goswami: If someone wants to understand what Srila Prabhupad was like, he should read about Krsna's intimate devotees and associates in transcendental books like Nectar of Devotion and Krsna. Actually, Srila Prabhupad manifested all the qualities of the eternal associates of Krsna. His humor was completely sublime, his compassion was sublime and transcendental. Courage, competitiveness--all the qualities we read about in Krsna and Nectar of Devotion were manifested in Srila Prabhupad. He was the living embodiment of...
  2. Vrndavana life: Krsna is the Center

    That is Vrndavana life, either in rasa dance or the cowherd's play or killing the demons or in dining and dancing. The friends are eating, they are being stolen by Brahma -- but the center is Krsna. That is Vrndavana. All activities are going on, just like in other place. But here in Vrndavana, all activities centered around Krsna. When Brahma is stealing His friends, the center is Krsna. The demon is coming to destroy -- the center is...
  3. For JANMASTAMI: All-attractive Krsna

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, is the reservoir of all beauty. All beautiful things emanate from Him, and His personal form is so attractive that it steals the eyes away from all other objects, which then seem devoid of beauty in comparison to Him. When Lord Krsna was on the earth, He attracted the eyes of all people. When Krsna spoke, His words attracted the minds of all who remembered them. By seeing the footsteps of Lord Krsna,...
  4. God can swallow mountains

    Prabhupada: God is great. He's great in every respect, in strength... Jesuit: Is He a person? Prabhupada: Yes. Unless a person, what is the meaning of great? Jesuit: Well you can speak about a mountain being great and that's not God. Prabhupada: But God can swallow millions of mountains. That is God. Your conception is: mountain is very great. But our conception is: God is so great that He can swallow millions of mountains. So whose greatness is greater, the mountain's or God's?
  5. Parent of one’s parents

    ...One night Srila Prabhupada said something that took me a while to comprehend. "Actually," he said, "you are the parent of your parents. The parent is the one who brings the child to life, the one who gives birth to the child. So you have come to Krsna consciousness first, and therefore you are giving your parents birth into spiritual life, which means eternal life.
  6. Srila Prabhupada stayed in the temple

    Srila Prabhupada arrived and heard that we wanted him to stay in a hotel he refused. "I would rather stay in the temple," he said. "A hotel is like a brothel." And he explained, "If you live in such a place, you are living in the mode of ignorance. Generally, though, living in the city is in the mode of passion, and living in the country is in the mode of goodness -- but if you live in the...
  7. Maya engages demons in war

    ...Srila Prabhupada began to reflect on the unfortunate state of the world's inhabitants. Due to a lack of knowledge about the Supreme Lord, he said, people are suffering. Under the false impression of being independent, they commit all kinds of sinful acts, not knowing and not caring for the results, foolishly thinking they are free to do as they like. But when the volume of sinful life becomes too great, they suffer the consequences in the form of pestilence or...
  8. Devotees’ laugh is the best

    I ventured a question, reading from the Gita I always carried with me. "Srila Prabhupada, what does this verse mean: '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.' " I wasn't sure he'd heard me. "Four o'clock," he said. "Our devotees wake up at four o'clock."
  9. Krsna takes shelter of Baladeva

    Once when Krsna was stealing yogurt, Jarati, the headmistress of the house, could detect His activities, and she was therefore coming very hurriedly to catch Him. At that time, Krsna became very much afraid of Jarati and went to His elder brother, Baladeva. He said, "My dear brother, I have stolen yogurt! Just see -- Jarati is coming hurriedly to catch Me!" When Krsna was thus seeking the shelter of Baladeva because He was being chased by Jarati, all...
  10. Srila Prabhupada feels the pain of a disciple leaving

    Recently ... one of Srila Prabhupada's disciples had left the Krsna consciousness movement and was encountering all sorts of personal problems. When Prabhupada spoke to the disciple's wife, the words seemed to come right from the core of his heart. "Tell him to come back. He is a very intelligent boy." He glanced at the disciple's child and said, "Now you become a pure devotee and rescue your father."