1. Residing in Mathura

    In the Varaha Purana there is a statement praising the residential quarters of Mathura. Lord Varaha tells the men of earth, “Any person who becomes attracted to places other than Mathura will certainly be captivated by the illusory energy.” In the Brahmanda Purana it is said that all the results of traveling on all the pilgrimages within the three […]
  2. Grhasthas as communists

    A grhastha should be very much affectionate toward lower animals, birds and bees, treating them exactly like his own children. A grhastha should not indulge in killing animals or birds for sense gratification. He should provide the necessities of life even to the dogs and the lowest creatures and should not exploit others for sense gratification. Factually, according to the […]
  3. Srila Prabhupada glorifies Narottama dasa Thakura’s Prarthana

    Read Narottama dasa Thakura’s Prarthana, Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Prarthana. They are very, very valuable for advancement of spiritual understanding, especially Narottama dasa Thakura’s Prarthana. So, by reading them, by understanding them, we can understand Krsna very easily. Otherwise, it is very, very difficult to understand Krsna. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 7.2 — March 2, 1974, Mayapur
  4. Always pessimistic

    The world is full of suffering, but under the spell of maya, illusion, we accept this suffering condition as progress. But ultimately whatever we do, death is there. All the resultant action of our activities are taken away and we are put to death. So under these circumstances there is no happiness within this material world. I […]
  5. How there can be a beautiful, Vaikuntha world

    If people become Krsna conscious, the whole world will become beautiful, Vaikuntha, without any anxiety. That is possible. Because that is nature’s law. Just like if you become criminal, the state police force will always harass you. You cannot get out of it. He’ll harass you. But that is expensive job for the government. Because it […]
  6. Transcendental psychiatry: cure for madness

    Every living entity under the spell of material energy is held to be in an abnormal condition of madness. In Srimad-Bhagavatam it is said, “Generally, the conditioned soul is mad, because he is always engaged in activities which are the causes of bondage and suffering.” The spirit soul in his original condition is joyful, blissful, eternal and full of […]
  7. A voluntary life of renunciation

    Self-complacence with a polished type of animal civilization geared to sense gratification is delusion, and such a “civilization” is not worthy of the name. In pursuit of such false activities, a human being is in the clutches of maya, or illusion. Great sages and saints in the days of yore were not living in palatial buildings furnished with good […]
  8. Tsunami in the gopis’ hearts

    ,Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, “Though the hearts of the gopis are like high-standing hills, they are inundated by the waves of the nectarean ocean of Krsna’s beauty. His sweet voice enters their ears and gives them transcendental bliss, the touch of His body is cooler than millions and millions of moons together, and the nectar of His bodily fragrance […]
  9. Tsunami in Los Angeles

    If the Pacific Ocean within a second overflows your Los Angeles town, what you can do? What your scientists can do? “Nothing, sir.” But it can be done, at any moment. What is the difficulty? One big wave. Skyscraper building, all skyscrapers will be finished. So that is called nature’s disturbance. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.45 […]