1. Powerful vibrations

    The transcendental vibration from the mouth of a pure devotee is so powerful that it can revive the living entity’s memory of his eternal relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. A pure devotee always engages in the service of the Lord, taking shelter of His lotus feet, and therefore he has a direct connection […]
  2. The defect of demigod worship

    The most defective part of worshiping demigods is that it creates a definite conception of pantheism, ending disastrously in many religious sects detrimental to the progress of the principles of the Bhagavatam, which alone can give the accurate direction for self-realization in eternal relation with the Personality of Godhead by devotional service in transcendental love. […]
  3. Krsna’s picture

    Your form in your photograph cannot act because you have little power. But Krishna has all power, so His picture can act. It is a question of power. God is all powerful, so He can act through His picture. Srila Prabhupada, quoted in a letter from Aravinda to Satsvarupa, 28 Nov 1970
  4. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati on sense gratification, good and bad

    Because of the activities of the senses, we become subjected to many sense gratificatory processes and are thus entangled by the laws of material nature. This entanglement is called visaya. When the sense gratificatory processes are executed by pious activity, they are called su-visaya. The word su means ‘good,’ and visaya means ‘sense objects.’ When […]
  5. Spiritual India

    India is the perfect place for spiritual realization. The climate is such that even a poor man can always remain fresh – take a bath in any river and sit under a tree with just a loincloth. In India they don’t have to advertise spiritual events. Everyone naturally knows – millions at the Kumbha Mehla. […]
  6. Who is a fool?

    A sane man, when he’s suffering, he goes to the doctor, physician: “Sir, I am suffering from disease. Give me some medicine.” So he takes medicine. That is sane man. And insane man, he does not go to the physician for treatment. He thinks, “This is natural. What is that?” This is the difference between […]