1. Trying to cheat Krsna

    If you have money, then spend it for Krsna, as much as you can. Then if you don’t spend, if you think, “Krsna wants patram puspam; the money I shall keep in the bank for my pleasure,” then Krsna will cheat you also. If you want to cheat Krsna, Krsna is the greatest cheater. Then you’ll be […]
  2. Chant — everything else will come

    When you called upon me I blurted out the first thing that came to my 16 year old mind. “Srila Prabhupada, how can I perfect my devotional service?” You replied, “Just chant Hare Krsna and everything else will come. It’s very simple. ” Misra Bhagavan Dasa; Srila Prabhupada Tributes 2012, p. 412
  3. A devotee is unafraid

    Because Narayana has got such a widespread government, Narayana’s servants have to go everywhere. They are not afraid, “No, I’ll have to go to such distant place, no friend, no money. How shall I go?” No. Narayana is there. He’s not afraid. “Whether I’m going to die or live, it doesn’t matter. I must go there. […]
  4. Work very sincerely

    The only thing wanted is that we should work very sincerely, with full faith in Krishna and the Spiritual Master. Then all help will come automatically. Srila Prabhupada; letter to Govinda  — Los Angeles 17 August, 1969
  5. Why Srila Prabhupada installed Balarama alongside Krsna

    On a morning walk, Srila Prabhupada explained why he had installed Balarama alongside Krsna [in Vrndavana]. And the main reason Prabhupada gave is that in the future our men who are now performing very strenuous preaching and sankirtana, mixing with the conditioned souls, they will feel sometimes a weakness or exhaustion from this and they will require additional […]
  6. One should not read many books

    In Srimad-Bhagavatam (7.13.8) it is said, granthan naivabhyased bahun na vyakhyam upayunjita: “One should not read many books, nor should one try to make a profession of reciting many books, especially if one is a devotee.” One must give up the ambition to be a learned scholar and in this way earn a worldly reputation and financial facilities. If […]
  7. Everyone should chant

    The chanting of Hare Krsna mantra is the business of liberated soul, not for the conditioned soul. But even in our conditioned life we chant, we become gradually purified. Therefore it is recommended that everyone should chant. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.3.15 — June 1, 1972, Los Angeles
  8. Widow remarriage

    Naturally one Hindu widow is trained up not to marry again. Once she got a husband, that’s all right. “Now divert your attention to Krsna.” They’ll make propaganda, “Why stop her sense gratification? Let her marry again, widow marriage.” Why widow marriage? If there is voluntarily giving up begetting any more child, to avoid husband, […]
  9. Escaping from ass life

    Prabhupada: We are sometimes charged “escaping.” What is the charge? Pradyumna: We are escaping from reality. Prabhupada: There is the question. [devotees laugh] But their reality is dog’s race, and our reality is to advance in self-realization, Krsna consciousness. There is difference. Therefore karmis have been described as mudha, asses. Asses. And asses, why the […]
  10. Don’t be a two-paisa brahmana

    Here is a brahmana — what is the proof that he is a brahmana? He has got a sacred thread, that’s all. Or thread. It may not be sacred; purchased from the market. So at least we try to give a sacred thread by ceremony. But anyone can purchase a thread from the market, two-paisa […]