1. Women in charge

    Srila Prabhupada lamented the role of Indira Gandhi as India’s Prime Minister in his purport to Srimad Bhagavatam, 4.16.23 (written at thattime): It is very appropriate to compare a powerful king like Prthu to a lion. In India, ksatriya kings are still called singh, which means “lion.” Unless rogues, thieves and other demoniac people in […]
  2. For Sharadiya Rasa-yatra

    As the gopis and Krsna danced together, a very blissful musical sound was produced from the tinkling of their waist bells, ankle bells, ornaments and bangles. It appeared that Krsna was a greenish sapphire locket in the midst of a golden necklace decorated with valuable stones. While Krsna and the gopis danced, they displayed extraordinary […]
  3. Advancement of civilization

    The dog is running on legs, and they are running on cars. So, (laughs) actually what is the difference? This is advancement of civilization, that the dog is running for nothing, here and there on legs, and human being is running on nice car. Does it mean there is advance in civilization? If we keep […]
  4. For Vijaya Dasami

    Vijaya-dasami, appearance date of Srila Madhvacarya, and the victory day of Lord Ramacandra. So there is no fasting, but in the evening we should celebrate some feasting and discuss about the life and works of Sri Madhvacarya as well as Ramayana incidents where Rama and Ravana fought. Srila Prabhupada; Vaisnava Calendar Description — September 2, […]
  5. Failure due to inattentiveness

    Ksura means sharpened razor. If you are careful, you cleanse very nicely. If you are not careful, immediately blood. Immediately. So the spiritual life is like that. As soon as you become little inattentive, immediately maya captures, “Yes, come on.” Then everything failure. Srila Prabhupada, Conversation — September 19, 1973.
  6. Fire, Butter, and Dhira

    If you put butter before the fire, automatically it melts. Similarly, a woman is considered as fire and the man is considered as butter. So this is natural. But a person who is not agitated, he is called dhira. From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.13 — 12 October, 1972
  7. Democracy: fools and rascals and sudras

    In the modern age of democracy there are so many government representatives voting for legislation. Every day they bring out a new law. But because these laws are only mental concoctions manufactured by inexperienced conditioned souls, they cannot give relief to human society. Formerly, although the kings were autocrats, they strictly followed the principles laid […]