1. Quality in chanting

    Quality, you’ll understand, first of all come to the quality. Without having quality, how he’ll understand the quality? You follow the instruction of your spiritual master, of the sastra. That is your duty. Quality, no quality – it is not your position to understand. When the quality comes there is no force. You will have […]
  2. Forgetting, becoming a dog

    Satsvarupa: Sometimes people say, “I don’t mind if this transmigration if I become a cat or a dog, because if I forget so completely, it doesn’t matter. I won’t even suffer.” Prabhupada: But it doesn’t matter, but if I say that “I will turn you immediately into a dog,” will you agree to become? Satsvarupa: […]
  3. Response to welfare workers

    Acyutananda: When people are starving and they have no clothing, then how can they take to Krsna consciousness? First give them food, then clothing and education, and then Krsna consciousness. Prabhupada: Those who are Krsna conscious, are they starving? Then why they not become Krsna conscious? Acyutananda: They said because first they had to give […]
  4. All answers are in Srimad-Bhagavatam

    As stated in the beginning of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, this great transcendental literature is the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic knowledge, and therefore all questions that can be humanly possible regarding the universal affairs, beginning from its creation, are all answered in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Srila Prabhupada; SB 2.9.46, Purport
  5. Pure devotees are better than demigods

    The demigods are called sakama devotees, or devotees with material desires in mind, while the pure devotees are called niskama devotees because they have no desires for their personal interests. The sakama devotees are self-interested because they do not think of others, and therefore they are not able to satisfy the Lord perfectly, whereas the […]
  6. Better than Ganga!

    mala-nirmocanam pumsamjala-snanam dine dinesakrd gitamrta-snanamsamsara-mala-nasanam “One may cleanse himself daily by taking a bath in water, but if one takes a bath even once in the sacred Ganges water of Bhagavad-gita, for him the dirt of material life is altogether vanquished.” (Gita-mahatmya 3) (Quoted in Srila Prabhupada’s introduction to Bhagavad-gita As It Is)
  7. Srila Prabhupada’s prayer

    We were in Detroit at the newly acquired Fisher mansion, probably the finest, most luxurious property that ISKCON ever has or will acquire: beautiful marble floors, pillars, everywhere like a palace out of the Arabian Nights. That night, after the day’s activities, a couple of us were sitting with His Divine Grace by his desk. […]