1. Even the Spiritual Master sees his disciples as “prabhu”

    We are teaching our disciples to address amongst themselves “prabhu.” This is not new thing. This is very old. Now Narada is addressing Vyasadeva, “prabhu,” his disciple. His disciple, he’s addressing prabhu. So we should give respect. Just like we address, “Kirtanananda Maharaja.” Although he’s my disciple, but the respect should be given. Here, see, […]
  2. Guru as tax collector

    Your strong desire to serve me is very beautiful; your serving me means serving Krishna. I am also your servant so I cannot accept your service from you, or from any of my disciples. I accept service from my disciples on behalf of Krishna. Just like a tax collector must collect for the treasury, not […]
  3. Representatives of God and their guidance

    Just like spiritual master is representative of God, similarly, king is also representative of God. The father is also representative of God. These are the statements of the sastras. Because they will guide. The king will guide. The spiritual master will guide. The father will guide. What is that guidance? That guidance is how one […]
  4. The dust of the lotus feet of a Vaisnava

    naisam matis tavad urukramanghrimsprsaty anarthapagamo yad-arthahmahiyasam pada-rajo-‘bhisekamniskincananam na vrnita yavat Unless they smear upon their bodies the dust of the lotus feet of a Vaisnava completely freed from material contamination, persons very much inclined toward materialistic life cannot be attached to the lotus feet of the Lord, who is glorified for His uncommon activities. Only […]
  5. Read Krsna book, become Krsna conscious

    We have given so many important books. We have got magazines. If you want to understand through intelligence and philosophy, we have got volumes of books we can deliver. You try to understand. If you simply read our book Krsna in two parts, I am sure you will become Krsna conscious, undoubtedly. From Srila Prabhupada’s […]
  6. Coeducation should be stopped

    They should be stopped, this practice of prostitution. This is a very bad system in Europe and America. The boys and girls, they are educated — coeducation. From the very beginning of their life they become prostitutes. And they encourage. Srila Prabhupada, Room Conversation, April 29, 1977
  7. Women’s liberation disaster

    Woman reporter: What about women who do not have children? Prabhupada: Well, that is also another unnatural thing. Sometimes they use contraceptives. They kill children, abortion. That is also not very good. These are all sinful activities. These are sinful activities, to kill child in the womb. Prabhupada: Yes, that is a fact. In the […]
  8. Chant Hare Krsna, rain will come

    One man was to go to a fair, so he began to dress himself nicely. So dressing, dressing, in the meantime the fair is finished. (laughs) This is their program. You require water immediately: “All right, after three hundred millions of years.” If we become Krsna conscious, chant Hare Krsna, there will be rainfall. And […]
  9. Be saved from so-called priests

    In devotional service there is no sense gratification, but only transcendental loving service to the Lord. Consequently, the so-called priests engaged in sense gratification do not very much like devotional service. The brahmanas, the priests, have been against this Krsna consciousness movement since it began with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu started this movement, […]
  10. Nuclear war and Sankirtana

    You have asked about whether nuclear devastation on this planet would affect the Sankirtana Movement. No, there is nothing that can stop the Sankirtana Movement because it is the will of God Himself, Lord Caitanya, that His Holy Name be heard in every town and village. From a letter by Srila Prabhupada to Makhanlal, Mayapur […]
  11. Only bhakti is required

    Nobody can captivate Krsna by material possessions — money, manpower, beauty, education, austerity, and mystic power. Krsna says, bhaktya mam abhijanati. He doesn’t say, “If one is a rich man, he can have My favor.” No. Krsna is not a poor man like me. If somebody gives me money, I benefit. He’s self-sufficient. Only bhakti, […]