1. Nitai Guna Mani Amara

    Nitai guna-mani amar nitai guna-mani — this is a song sung by Locana Dasa Thakura, almost a contemporary of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He has got many books on the life and precepts of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So he is saying that Lord Nityananda is full of good qualities, guna-mani. Guna-mani means the jewel of all qualities. So nitai guna-mani amar nitai guna-mani
  2. Praying to Lord Nityananda

    Narottamo bado dukhi, Narottama dasa Thakura, the acarya, is taking the position that he is very unhappy. Actually, he is representing ourselves. He says, "My dear Lord, I am very unhappy." Nitai more koro sukhi "Therefore I am praying to Lord Nityananda to make me happy." Rakha ranga-caranera pasa. "Please keep me in a corner of Your lotus feet."
  3. London is hell

    In the Western countries where there is no sun, it is hell, simply hell, simply hell without sun. All the condemned countries are devoid of sunlight. This morning we were speaking that London, it is without sunlight practically throughout the whole year. Long ago, in 1969, in the television, the television man asked me that "Where is hell?" and "It is here in London."
  4. Indians’ misfortune

    Bharata-varsa, the devatas, the demigods, they desire to take birth in India because here is the opportunity. Still, so much broken, you will find, you have seen, that when we hold this Hare Krsna festival, twenty thousand, fifty thousand men come automatically. You will find never in any other country. Still in India you will find that. Why? Because they have taken
  5. Yoga for rascals

    The yoga system, hatha-yoga system, is meant for this class of rascals, ajita. Yoga indriya-samyamah. Real meaning of yoga means controlling the senses. So because everyone is ajita-sad-varga — ajita means not conquered — so those who are too much addicted in the bodily concept of life, for them this hatha-yoga is prescribed. The purpose is to control the senses, not
  6. Sastra recommends to become lazy

    Prabhupada: To become lazy is the recommendation of the sastra. To become lazy... It is a bad word, "lazy," but actually life means not to work very hard. That is real life. And to work hard for eating, that is animal life; that is not human life. Human life should be very peaceful, without any hard work, and cultivating spiritual knowledge. That is human life, not
  7. Reciting rasa-lila

    Mr. Balu and his wife came to Srila Prabhupada and asked him to please speak about the rasa-lila of Radha and Krsna. Prabhupada replied that the rasa-lila, being the most exalted spiritual topic, was meant only for liberated souls. Only one completely free of material desires, Prabhupada explained, was fit to hear the rasa-lila. "No, Swamiji," Mr. Balu insisted. "My