1. The transcendental situation

    The next question concerns the dealings of a transcendentally situated person. The materially situated person is affected by so-called honor and dishonor offered to the body, but the transcendentally situated person is not affected by such false honor and dishonor. He performs his duty in Krsna consciousness and does not mind whether a man honors […]
  2. Principles of religion are not dogmas and formulas

    Behavior (following regulative principles) not theoretical knowledge — is paramount for the aspiring spiritualist: The principles of religion, namely austerity, cleanliness, mercy and truthfulness… may be followed by the follower of any faith. … The Bhagavatam religion urges following the principles of religion. The principles of religion are not the dogmas or regulative principles of […]
  3. Establish some relation with Krsna

    Association means to develop love for the person. That is association. So we have to become associate of Krsna, as Arjuna became. Always with Krsna — eating with Krsna, sitting with Krsna, talking with Krsna, joking with Krsna, fighting with Krsna — everything Krsna. … Krsna, does He remain with anyone unless he is very […]
  4. Inconceivable Krsna

    Long, long ago I was talking with one Arya-samaji friend. So he did not believe that a lotus stem can grow on the navel of Visnu and there is Brahma born. Everyone says like that, “Mythology.” It is not mythology; it is fact. So I asked him that “Here we see one coconut tree, and […]
  5. Touching the feet of devotees

    (Referring to Narada in his previous life serving the great devotees) Simply being served by somebody as…, like a boy servant, they become delivered. There was no question of preaching. Simply giving the opportunity to serve, the fallen souls become delivered. But you must be competent; not to take service for nothing. Then you’ll go […]
  6. Individuality & oneness

    Here in the material world we are individual, and in spiritual world we are also individual. But what is the difference between material world and spiritual world? In the material world we are individual to serve my own senses. Therefore there is fight. Everyone is trying to satisfy his own senses. I am trying to […]
  7. The test: giving up sex

    So far maithuna [sex life] is concerned, it is completely rejected. Bhaktim param bhagavati pratilabhya apahinoti kamam [Cc. Antya 5.48]. This is Vaisnava. Vaisnava means as he makes progress in devotional service, these material lusty desires become vanquished: No more. Finished. Bhaktih paresanubhavo viraktir anya… [SB 11.2.42]. This is the sign. Yad-avadhi mama cetah krsna-padaravinde […]