1. Siva and Parvati’s house

    Parvati, Shiva’s wife, never complained, but once she complained that she wanted a house to live in, since she had none. So Lord Shiva, to please her, gave her a golden house. Before they moved in they had, as is customary, an opening ceremony. Many rishis were called to conduct the ceremony. After the ceremony, […]
  2. In the association of pure devotees

    In an assembly of pure devotees, there is no question of discussing material subjects like politics and sociology. In an assembly of pure devotees, there is discussion only of the qualities, forms and pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is praised and worshiped with full attention. In the association of pure devotees, by […]
  3. Stealing from Krsna

    Just like I give some carpenter some wood, some implement, and salary. And he makes a very nice, beautiful closet. To whom this closet will belong. To the carpenter, or the man who has supplied the ingredients? To whom it will belong? The carpenter cannot say that: ‘Because I have transformed this wood into such […]
  4. Varnasrama, demon-crazy, and the most dangerous person

    Prabhupada: If you can introduce this system, varnasrama, then it will establish. No more change. This is a rascal’s government, this democracy. Tamala Krsna: “Demoncracy.” Prabhupada: “Demoncracy.” Hari-sauri: “Demon-crazy.” Prabhupada: “Demon-crazy.” [laughter] Demon and crazy. Not only demon… There are demons whose brain is all right, but they are crazy also. Tamala Krsna: [laughing] Demon-crazy. […]
  5. S.R. (Simply rascals)

    Prabhupada made up a saying that those who didn’t take to Krsna consciousness were “simply rascals.” He said we should make up a button that says “S.R.” on it, and when we meet someone who doesn’t believe in God or Krsna, we can give them this button and say, “Here, you are S.R.” Sometimes Prabhupada […]
  6. Uniting Hindus and Muslims

    In India, even in the interior villages, all the Hindu and Muslim communities used to live very peacefully by establishing a relationship between them. The young men called the elderly members of the village by the name caca or kaka, “uncle,” and men of the same age called each other dada, “brother.” The relationship was […]
  7. Rupa Gosvami, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, Srila Prabhupada; one line

    My Guru Maharaja is described as rupanuga-viruddha-apasiddhanta-dhvanta-harine. He strictly followed the rupanuga principle. Rupanuga principle, Srila Rupa Gosvami directs in the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, “You somehow or other engage people in Krsna consciousness.”Yena tena prakarena manah krsne nivesayet, sarve vidhi-nisedha syur etayor eva kinkarah. Just like in Europe and America, some of our friends criticize that “Swami […]